The first 2014-2015 edition of Northworthy News will be published next week. We apologize for the delay.
Woodward Academy Commencement
Last Saturday's commencement on Main Campus was once again very impressive in the quality of the new Woodward graduates and the colleges which accepted them. Some examples of these universities are Auburn University, Morehouse College, University of Alabama, Centre College, NYU, Rollins College, University of Georgia, Georgia Tech., University of Texas, University of Southern California, University of Arizona, Furman University, George Washington University, SMU, Florida State, Davidson College, Mercer University, Amherst College, Purdue University, Tufts University, Rhodes College, and Princeton University.
Twenty Woodward North alumni out of a total of 105 Woodward Academy seniors graduated with honors: Summa Cum Laude-10 WN alumni out of 37 students, Magna Cum Laude-six WN alumni out of 39 students, and Cum Laude-four WN alumni out of 29 students graduating.
The following is a list of all WN alumni and the schools they will be attending: Ashley Allen (Summa Cum Laude)/Auburn University, Smiley Asireddy/Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Jed Barkin (Cum Laude)/Denison University, Megan Blase/ Indiana University, Grace Broadbent (Summa Cum Laude)/Furman University, Laura Burleson/Georgia Southern University, Allen Michael Capo (Cum Laude)/Cornell University, Josh Cohen (Summa cum Laude)/University of Southern California, A.J. Cole (Magna Cum Laude)/N.C. State, Anjan Deepak (Cum Laude)/Clemson, Hayley Goldberg (Cum Laude)/SMU, Amy Gorowitz (Summa Cum Laude)/Emory, Irfan Malani (Magna Cum Laude)/University of Illinois, Alex Kriteman (Magna Cum Laude)/Indiana University, Ashfan Lakhani/Oglethorpe, Max Lefar (Summa Cum Laude)/University of Virginia, Michael Livingston/Young Harris College, Kashif Malik (Magna Cum Laude)/Georgia Regents University, Drew Mancuso (Magna Cum Laude)/Sewanee, Sydney Morton (Summa Cum Laude)/University of Pennsylvania, Cameron Moseley (Magna Cum Laude)/Duke University, Sathvik Namburar (Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian)/Johns Hopkins University, Faheem Rahman/ Georgia State University, Pranav Reddy (Summa Cum Laude)/ NYU, Mary Alex Romero (Summa Cum Laude)/Vanderbilt University, Layne Schrader/University of Alabama, and Lexie Van Orden/High Point University. We are so proud of all of our Woodward North alumni!
A Woodward North Presidential Scholar!
The U.S. Presidential Scholar Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was exftended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students. Woodward senior Sathvik Namburar, a Woodward North graduate and son of first grade teacher Viji Namburar, is one of two students from Georgia that has been chosen as a Presidential Scholar. Sathvik will be attending Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Students may arrive as early as 7 a.m., at which time they will be supervised. Those arriving
between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. must enter the building at the front entrance. The side entrance doors will be open between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. All doors will be open at 7 a.m. on rainy days. Every student should be at school by 8 a.m. Classes will begin at 8:15 a.m., and it is important that students have a 15-minute buffer to organize and settle themselves.
Parents of Pre-K through second grade students arriving after 8:15 a.m. should park in the parking lot and accompany their children to the office to obtain a tardy slip. Students in grades four through six who are tardy may be dropped off at the front entrance, from which they must report to the office to obtain a tardy slip before going to their homeroom.
Parents dropping students off in the morning and picking
students up in the afternoon should avoid entering the building. The exceptions, of course, are tardiness (PK-3), After School Care pick-ups, and any special circumstances. We ask parents who must enter the school to please be mindful that traffic must be able to continue to flow through the loops. Please avoid dropping children off at the front portico after 7:30 a.m.
Carpool and Cell Phone Usage
No parent should be on a cell phone while in the carpool line during active arrival and dismissal times. You will be asked to refrain from using your cell phone before we place your student in the car. Our security officer, Ed Smith, has asked that cell phones not be used while your child is being placed in the car and until your car has left school property. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to ensure the safety of our children.
The Counseling Connection
Field Day and Beyond
“In the name of all competitors, I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules that govern them, in the spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams.”
These words were written for the International Olympic Committee by Baron de Coubertin. For our Woodward North students, Field Day brings us to the crescendo of the school year. It is the pinnacle of competition, sportsmanship, and respect.
Students are beyond excited to work toward Field Day success. All year long, teachers in all subjects discuss the importance of teamwork and collaboration. In Life Skills classes, we have discussed the goals of having fun and demonstrating good sportsmanship. We look forward to our Woodward North families joining us in a wonderful day celebrating community, fun, respect, and sportsmanship.