Academics

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Notes from Notestine

It’s the end of the (school) year as we know it!


   Do you remember that beginning of the school year enthusiasm? Remember when all the books were new and the book bags were all clean and fresh? Remember how you bought that pencil pouch and filled it with a calculator, newly sharpened pencils and three dozen red, blue and black pens? Remember when all the school uniform pants and skirts were brand new and fit perfectly?

   Now we are limping across the finish line! All the books are dog-eared and some are even held together with duct tape. The book bag zippers no longer work and the book bag that once was red is now purple from spilled Coke and dirt. The uniforms are now worn and torn and the skirts and pants are two inches too short. The pencil pouch has been misplaced somewhere in the MS lost and found but…parents, you made it AND you enjoyed the ride! Thanks for a great year. Have a relaxing, safe and enjoyable summer!

Academic Honors for MS

Students achieving the designated grade point average with no grade less than a D are placed on the Eagle Roll at the end of each of the two grading periods. For a student to receive the yearly Eagle Award certificate, he must have the necessary cumulative grade point average at the end of the second semester. No student who has been disciplined during the school year for a major offense, such as cheating, will be allowed to attend the Honors Banquet even if he has attained the necessary grade point average. Eagle Awards are presented to students who earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.80 for Gold or 3.20 for Silver on a 4.00 scale, with no grades less than a D. Grade point average is an average of the values extended to the hundredths place in the table below. There is not Honors credit for Fine Arts classes. G.P.A. calculations are not rounded.

MS Honors Banquet/Reception

8th grade - Wednesday, May 27 
7th grade - Thursday, May 28

6:30 p.m. Gresham Chapel
               Awards, Gold and Silver Eagle
               Certificates given

7:30 p.m. Reception in Woodruff Dining Hall

Important Information for all New-to-WA Middle Schoolers

Exciting news! As you may have heard, Woodward Academy Middle School has implemented a 1:1 iPad program for all middle school students. We will issue all new students iPads, keyboard cases, and protective carrying cases at no charge.

In order to ensure that all parties understand the guidelines and responsibilities of using an iPad, as well as having a full understanding of the iPad program, you must complete an online orientation and attend a face-to-face orientation. Please click this link for more details: Middle School 1:1 iPad Program Information.

Important iPad Information for all returning 8th Graders

All 8th graders are reminded that you are turning in your iPads on May 21, the final day of school. Please ensure that all data is backed up and the iPad is cleaned up. You will receive your iPad back on the first day of school. Click this link for more details: Returning 8th Grade iPad Information.

Middle School Talent Show DVD
If you would like to view this year's Middle School Talent show online, please visit http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/woodward-academy-college-park-ga/0fa08187d2. You also may purchase a DVD copy through the Campus store at http://tinyurl.com/MSTalent2015.

Woodward Fund 94% to Goal -- We Need You!

Just a few short weeks remain to support The Woodward Fund for 2014-2015! Gifts of all sizes are important as we strive to meet the remaining 6 percent of our goal. Thank you to everyone who has given! If you have already made a pledge, please fulfill it by May 31 to be counted in the totals for The Woodward Fund for this year.

If you have yet to make your commitment, we urge you to take the opportunity to double the impact of your gift this spring. All new gifts received between now and May 31 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to and including $135,000.

Please give today at www.woodward.edu/go/giving or contact Claire Hegarty, Director of Advancement, at 404.765.4043 or claire.hegarty@woodward.eduThank you for supporting our students, teachers, and coaches through your gifts to The Woodward Fund!

 

Woodward Fund Volunteers Needed for 2015-2016

If you are passionate about supporting Woodward, we need you! The Woodward Fund is looking for volunteers for the 2015-2016 school year. For more information, contact Claire Hegarty, Director of Advancement, at 404.765.4043 or claire.hegarty@woodward.edu. Thank you for your consideration and commitment to our students. We are looking forward to another great year!  

France 2016

Invite your child to participate in a cultural experience that combines language with adventure!  Bridge the gap toward fluency in another language with both a home stay and a French Camp.  Be hosts of a home stay for your French student in April 2017. Please visit the link for more information: http://www.edline.net/files/_EVJaq_/c9ac31ba21bbe8923745a49013852ec4/France_trip_2016.pdf

For more information, contact Stéphane Allagnon or US French teachers: stephane.allagnon@woodward.edu 

Germany - June 2016
Herr Shivers will lead a Woodward Academy trip to Germany in June 2016. The itinerary includes Munich, Dresden, Berlin, and a home-stay with our partner school. Rising 9th graders who take German will be eligible to attend. Contact Herr Shivers at ben.shivers@woodward.edu for more information.

Animal Rescue Service Trip 2016

The MS Spanish Department is offering an animal rescue service trip to Ecuador for rising 8th graders for next summer—June 6-14, 2016. The trip will include a tour of the capital city of Quito, a volcano and hot springs visit, an Andean canopy tour, a visit to Cotopaxi National Park, and a three-day animal service project at the Amazon Rescue Center. Visit the trip website to register. Animals, nature, and adventure await!

Europe Trip 2016

Seventh graders traveling to England and France next year will need a passport. This is a great time to start the process if you do not have a passport. We will try to have a meeting this month.

WA Middle School Attendance Policy

Parents, please note: If your child is sick or is going to miss school, we request that you email the school at absms@woodward.edu or call the MS office (404.765.4430) between 7:15 and 8:15 a.m. to inform us.

COUNSELOR CORNER

Step Up Day

The Middle School hosted the Lower School sixth graders for Step Up Day on Tuesday, May 19. The sixth graders came over and toured the Middle School. They were able to see various classrooms, the art building, the cafeteria, and more. They met teachers, heard a talk given by Mr. Notestine, and had a question and answer session with the Peer Helpers. It was a great day and at the end, Mr. Notestine surprised them with an ice cream party!

Welcome to the Middle School and see you again for Orientation on August 11.

Club Updates 

Eagle Club Homeroom Balances: 

Bandrowksi- $235.00
Crawford- $130.00
Davis- $8.31
Hildebrand- $40.00
Hutchison- $25.75
Jefferson- $87.50
Khoury- $20.00
McCreary- $50.00
McNeill- $100.00
L. Mousadis- $5.00
M. Mousadis-$5.00
Owens- $7.00
Parsons- $60.00
Ragan- $5.00
Seigler- $321.27
Stratton- $10.00
Tarraso- $5.00
Tatum- $26.00 
Wade- $25.00
Williams- $6.55

Student Spotlight

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Middle School Calendar & Events

May 25 Mon

Memorial Day - School Closed

May 27 Wed

8th Grade Honors Banquet

Location: Woodruff Dining Hall
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
May 28 Thu

7th Grade Honors Banquet

Location: Woodruff Dining Hall
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
May 29 Fri

Some Academy Offices Closed

Jun 2 Tue

MS New Family Scavenger Hunt Social

Location: Middle School Quadrangle/Cafeteria
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Register to attend!

For additional information please contact the Middle School Welcoming Committee.

Laura Drucker (770-380-2299)
lauradrucker@me.com

Kathleen Kelly Katz (404-276-1860)
Kathleengk@earthlink.net

Jun 3 Wed

PS New Family Play Date at Woodward

Location: WA Primary School
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jun 5 Fri

Some Academy Offices Closed

Jun 12 Fri

Some Academy Offices Closed

Jun 14 Sun

Flag Day

Jun 19 Fri

Some Academy Offices Closed

Jun 21 Sun

Father's Day

Newsletter last updated:  

May 21, 2015

 

Upcoming MS Events

May 25 Mon

Memorial Day - School Closed

May 27 Wed

8th Grade Honors Banquet

Location: Woodruff Dining Hall
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
May 28 Thu

7th Grade Honors Banquet

Location: Woodruff Dining Hall
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
May 29 Fri

Some Academy Offices Closed

Jun 2 Tue

MS New Family Scavenger Hunt Social

Location: Middle School Quadrangle/Cafeteria
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jun 3 Wed

PS New Family Play Date at Woodward

Location: WA Primary School
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Jun 5 Fri

Some Academy Offices Closed

Jun 12 Fri

Some Academy Offices Closed

Jun 14 Sun

Flag Day

Jun 19 Fri

Some Academy Offices Closed

Jun 21 Sun

Father's Day

Jun 26 Fri

Some Academy Offices Closed

Jul 4 Sat

Independence Day

Jul 10 Fri

Some Academy Offices Closed

Jul 17 Fri

Some Academy Offices Closed


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Upcoming MS Volunteer Opportunities

Aug 6 Thu

MS New Family People BINGO and Ice Cream

Location: Middle School Quadrangle/Cafeteria
4:00 PM - 5:30 PMMore Information...
Aug 7 Fri

MS Teacher Appreciation "Grab & Go" Breakfast

Location: Teachers' Lounge
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Aug 16 Sun

MS Parent Orientation

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Aug 19 Wed

Academy Coffee

Location: Gresham Chapel Activity Room, Main Campus

Visit this link

8:00 AM - 10:30 AMMore Information...

Parent Programming Events - all parents invited

Sep 9 Wed

Parent Programming Event - "College Counseling at WA"

Location: Gresham Chapel Activity Room, Main Campus
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMRead More
Sep 15 Tue

Parent Programming Series: Parenting the Love and Logic Way Basic Course

8:30 AM - 10:00 AMRead More
Sep 16 Wed

Parent Programming Series - North Campus: Parenting the Love and Logic Way Basic Course

Location: Woodward North Campus
8:15 AM - 9:45 AMRead More
Sep 17 Thu

Parent Programming Series: Love and Logic - Digging Deeper

8:30 AM - 10:00 AMRead More
Sep 29 Tue

Parent Programming Event - CPR Certification

Location: Gresham Chapel Activity Room, Main Campus
8:30 AM - 10:30 AMRead More
Oct 8 Thu

Parent Programming Event - "Executive Functioning" Managing Complex Children

Location: Gresham Chapel Activity Room, Main Campus
8:30 AM - 10:00 AMRead More