Chill Out for CHOA Popsicle Sale

The sixth grade is having a fundraiser to benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). They will be selling popsicles from 11:30 a.m. -12:20 p.m. for $1.00 each on Monday, May 18.  Two is the limit. Enjoy!

Honors Assembly

Parents are welcome to join us for our Honors Assembly at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 22.  Special recognition will be given to many of our students for their notable achievements.  Our first and second graders will join this assembly at 11 a.m. so that they may be with us as we bid our sixth grade students farewell.  Pre-K and kindergarten students with older siblings may stay in the classroom until the noon dismissal.

The IPads are Coming

Dear Parents of Rising Seventh Graders, 

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 seventh grade students iPads, keyboard cases, and protective carrying cases at no charge.

We feel that a technology-rich environment is key to supporting students in their learning process and gives opportunities for students to collaborate, communicate, and critically think in ways that are not possible using traditional methods. Teachers have access to a greater variety of tools to enhance their teaching by developing innovative, engaging, and authentic learning opportunities for the students.

The students will use these iPads through eighth grade and be given the option to purchase their iPads at the end of their eighth grade year or return them to the school. These iPads will be loaded with special software and will be managed by Woodward, so the use of personal iPads as a substitute will not be allowed.

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, we invite you to two orientation sessions:

Online Orientation Session

All rising seventh graders and their parents are REQUIRED to complete an online orientation session. The online session must be completed BEFORE attending a face-to-face session. You will need a device, Internet access, your child, and about 30 minutes. Complete the online orientation session by clicking here.

Please ensure both parent and student(s) are working together. You will be guided through these steps:

STEP 1: 2015-2016 Parent & Student Handbook
STEP 2: iPad Questionnaire about the Handbook
STEP 3: Student Information
STEP 4: Student Signature
STEP 5: Parent Signature
STEP 6: Sign up for a Face-to-Face Parent Session if you haven’t already.
Face-to-Face iPad Orientation Session

All rising seventh graders and their parents are required to attend one iPad Orientation session. Click here to register for the face-to-face orientation session at Woodward Academy Middle School.

During this session, you will do the following:

  • receive a 16GB iPad Air and charging accessories, Zagg Rugged Folio keyboard case with charging cable, and MaxCase protective carrying case.
  • receive more information about the 1:1 iPad program, insurance options, and how teachers are using the devices in their classroom.
  • set up the student iPad with WiFi, email, calendar, shortcuts, and Apple ID.

We realize this may be inconvenient, but it is crucial in order to help students prepare to take ownership of an iPad and successfully begin using it in classes. We will offer several sessions to help accommodate busy schedules. If you cannot attend one of the scheduled orientation sessions, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Note, however, that if you are unable to attend an orientation session, your student will not receive an iPad.

We are pleased that your child will be joining this exciting 21st century community of learning in our Middle School, and we hope you are, too!

Woodward Academy Commencement

Last Saturday's Commencement on Main Campus was once again very impressive in the quality of the Woodward graduates and their college choices.  We are proud of all of our Woodward North alumni and the schools they have chosen to attend.  We are honored to acknowledge that of this year's 35 Summa Cum Laude graduates, six are former Woodward North students.

Congratulations, Woodward North Members

of the Woodward Academy Class of 2015!

Nava Amalford

Emory University

Shaan Bhakta

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Kevin Brown

Georgia Institute of Technology

Bradley Cary

Duke University

Caroline Citarella

Wake Forest University

Oscar Dow

Kenyon College

Aidan Gould

Hampden-Sydney College

Nicholas Johnson

University of Central Florida

Amulya Kanchibhatla

Georgia Institute of Technology

Olivia Koscik

Texas Christian University

Alexis Lobel

College of Charleston

Natalie Milton

Auburn University

Aaron Neal

Auburn University

Christian Raver

University of South Carolina

Madison Richardson

University of Michigan

Jackson Stoffer

College of William and Mary

Rebecca Tucker

Texas Christian University

Mackenzie Tylka

Clemson University

Valana Wiltz

Louisiana State University

Kevin Zhou

Georgia Institute of Technology

Uniform Guidelines

As we finish out this school year, we ask that all of our students continue to be respectful of the uniform guidelines provided in the WN Parent and Student Handbook. Uniforms should be free of tears and in clean condition each day. We ask that all students wear proper footwear and be mindful of guidelines regarding hairstyles. Thank you for your support.

Library Books

All library books were due by Wednesday, May 13, and are now past due.  Please look in all the nooks and crannies of your home to see if you might have some books hiding.  Thank you.

Piano Recitals

The end of the year piano recital will be held in WN's Arts Center on Sunday, May 17. The first show is at 3 p.m., and the second show will be at 5 p.m. Come enjoy the music!

Move Up Morning

Move Up Morning will be held Monday, May 18. On this day, students will meet with the teachers in the grade they will be moving up to next year. Students will be given a brief preview of what to look forward to in the following year. Please make sure your child is on time for school this day and has no doctor appointments until after 9:15 a.m.

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 or contact Claire Hegarty, Director of Advancement, at 404.765.4043 or

Thank 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 Thank you for your consideration. We are looking forward to another great year!  

Follow Woodward North on Facebook

Remember to check our Woodward North Facebook page often to see what's happening around our school. Please "like" and share posts that you find interesting or informative.

Summer Tutoring

Several Woodward North teachers will be available for tutoring this summer. Feel free to contact Joella Potts, John Potts, Rhonda Nichols, Gayle Miller, Nancy Winfield (first two weeks of summer), and David Wilkes for music lessons if you are interested.

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 at Main Campus. All other items will be donated to charity.

The Counseling Connection

Ellen Adolph

Competition or ??? 

The building is absolutely buzzing with the excitement of Field Day! Heralded as just about THE most fun day of the elementary school year, Field Day is a wonderful opportunity to teach our children about sportsmanship, community, and how we can learn from competition.

Competition surrounds us; it's in the classroom, at home with siblings, in the dance and music studio, on robotics and other academic teams, and certainly on the playing field where many of our students in grades two and beyond compete on elite or travel teams. Author Peter Block also cites the abundance of competition in media. From weight loss to dancing, everything is about winning, but is that what life is truly like?

Successful individuals demonstrate their ability to collaborate and can focus on the progress and effort made. And just like in the classroom, failing forward provides an opportunity to reflect upon what could have been done differently and builds resilience. I like to think that teaching these skills is what the winning focus should be.

Woodward North Calendar & Events

May 25 Mon

Memorial Day - School Closed

May 27 Wed

WN New Family Ice Cream Social

May 29 Fri

Some Academy Offices Closed

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 14, 2015


Upcoming Highlights

May 25 Mon

Memorial Day - School Closed

May 27 Wed

WN New Family Ice Cream Social

May 29 Fri

Some Academy Offices Closed

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

Jul 18 Sat

Eid al-Fitr (Muslim Holiday)

Jul 24 Fri

Some Academy Offices Closed

Aug 1 Sat

WN New Family Pool Party

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Aug 3 Mon

New Teacher Orientation

Aug 5 Wed

Faculty Report for Preplanning

Aug 10 Mon

WN New Family Orientation PK/K

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WN New Family Orientation 1st-6th Grade

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Aug 11 Tue

WN Registration

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Upcoming WN Volunteer Opportunities

Aug 25 Tue

Parent Community Board Meeting

Location: R. L. Brand Boardroom, Carlos Administration Bldg.

Visit this link

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Sep 18 Fri

WN Tail Gate

Location: MS Quad
5:30 PM
Sep 22 Tue

Parent Community Board Meeting

Location: R. L. Brand Boardroom, Carlos Administration Bldg.

Visit this link

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Oct 2 Fri

Super Goober Day

Location: Lower Field, Main Campus

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