It's almost that time again. Woodward Academy's spring break is Monday, March 9 - Monday, March 16. We hope to see everyone back at school Tuesday, March 10. Enjoy!
Dress Uniform Plans
Please remember that students in first through sixth grades will wear the dress uniform every Friday through March 6. Students may also be asked to wear their dress uniforms for other special activities. Blazers should be clean with all buttons sewn on and the patch attached to the front left pocket. Blazers can be purchased through Mills Wear or through the Parent Community Consignment Store.
Just a reminder that all students are expected to wear WA uniform outerwear unless parents are notified of an exception due to extreme weather conditions. Girls are allowed to wear white or navy blue tights, not leggings, with the skort.
Soccer intramurals began Tuesday, Feb. 17 and will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. through March 30. All fourth-sixth graders are invited to join in the fun. Did you know that several college soccer players got their start playing intramurals at WN?!
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Looking for Sixth Grade Singers
The Middle School Choral Department will soon be holding auditions for the 2015-16 Middle School Choirs. In the Middle School, there is a Treble Choir and a Men's Choir, which meet five days a week during the school day. In addition, there is a select Vocal Ensemble (girls and boys combined), which rehearses during homeroom study hall (prior to the end of the school day) twice a week.
The Middle School Choral Groups will be traveling to Orlando in April 2016 to compete in the nationally acclaimed Festival Disney. This year's Middle School Treble Choir was one of only a few groups selected by audition to perform at the Georgia Music Educator's Convention in Savannah, Georgia. All of the Middle School choirs will participate in the Georgia Music Educators' Large Group Performance Evaluation and the Southern Star Music Festival, both of which take place in the spring during the school day. Our Middle School choral groups have consistently earned superior ratings from professional adjudicators in both of these festivals. Additionally, students have the opportunity to audition for All-State Chorus as members of the Middle School choral program.
Further information regarding audition dates will be announced in the near future. Here are videos of the performances from our MS Choral Groups: Boys
It is difficult to believe that it is already time to re-enroll for 2015-2016. Please read and review the re-enrollment agreement that was emailed to you, and feel free to contact Vernie Cincotta in Admissions at 404.765.4001 or email@example.com
if you have any questions. We encourage you to complete your re-enrollment soon, as there have been substantial increases in demand for enrollment at Woodward Academy. Although we give priority to returning students, we will need to confirm their re-enrollment before the deadline of March 2 in order to hold their spaces.
If you have forgotten your password, you may retrieve it by entering either
your user name OR your email address (you do not need both).
2. Click on “Enrollment/Re-Enrollment”
(listed under “My Forms/Documents”) to begin.
Summer Camp News
This summer, Woodward Academy will be filled with aspiring scholars, artists, chefs, athletes, explorers, and performers. There is a variety of camps offered on both campuses. The Woodward North Summer Camps Program provides a wide range of offerings to children throughout the area. All camps are open to both WN families and the public. Our goal is to provide every camper with a positive and uplifting summer experience while they enjoy new activities, meet new challenges, and share the summer with friends. Woodward's faculty and staff are experienced in providing rewarding summer programs for students of all ages. Most camps have both minimum and maximum enrollment limitations, so please enroll in the camp of your choice today. All camp information and registrations can be found online under Summer Camps.
Lost and Found
The three areas for Lost and Found are in the Multiplex (by the stairs), the Main Building (by the doors to the Arts Center), and the bottom floor of the Arts Center. Please remember to label all uniforms, P.E. bags, and other clothing/shoes with your child's first and last name. After three months in Lost and Found, uniform items will be donated to Woodward's Consignment Shop on Main Campus. All other items will be donated to charity.
The 2015 Phoenix
Don't forget to buy a 2015 Phoenix yearbook! There will only be a limited number of yearbooks on sale during distribution, so buy a yearbook ahead of time to ensure your child gets one. To purchase a yearbook or check a list to see if you've bought one already, please go to woodwardyearbook.com
The Phoenix staff wants to feature your children in the yearbook! Right now they are looking for pictures from activities and vacations over winter break, school performances, and students' favorite places at school. If you have any pictures to share, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Use high-resolution or maximum size photos and identify in the body of your email the student(s) and events/places pictured. Thank you!
You Love Woodward – We Know You Do!
running out. We have less than two days to capture a $30,000 match for The
Woodward Fund, and we need your support. Show your love for Woodward by giving
to the I ❤ Woodward Challenge!
Our parent participation in The Woodward Fund is currently at 38 percent, which is well below our peer schools, who have over 80 percent participation. We can do better!
The Counseling Connection
Mrs. Ellen Adolph
All parents want their kids to learn responsibility, and there is a great deal of conversation about how to go about it. Academically, you will hear your child’s teacher discuss responsibility and ownership of tasks. I am confident you are also hoping your child helps around the house, too. Then the inevitable question arises: do you tie your child’s completed chores to receiving an allowance? Current opinion states that yes, children should receive an allowance, but allowance should NOT be tied to chores. This sounds confusing!
A popular author among educators, Daniel Pink, (Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
) talks about the mixed message that is sent when allowance is tied to completed chores. Don’t we want our kids to lend a hand without paying them? Perhaps the goal should be to restate some of our expectations for kids. The script may sound like this, “There are many privileges to being a member of the our family, and because you are a member of this family, you also have responsibilities.” This is is where the chores come into play; it is easy to identify age-appropriate tasks that remind the child that your family is one that works together and helps each other. That is a wonderful lesson for a child to learn!