Field Day News and Events
Field Day is tomorrow, Friday, May 16! The Concession Stand will be held in Ms. Hviding's Art Room located downstairs in the Art Center. The schedule of volunteers shift times will be located on the wall outside her art room, near the entrance of the Art Center. If you have volunteered to work the Concession Stand, we look forward to seeing you. Thank you to all the parents who have agreed to help.
Parents, please note that the mosquito population is very large this year. We encourage all students and spectators to use insect repellant and sunscreen to keep your Field Day fun and comfortable!
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.
Parents are welcome to join us for our Honors Assembly at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 23. Special recognition will be given to many of our students for their notable achievements. Our first and second graders will join this assembly at 11:00 A.M. so that they may be with us as we bid our sixth grade students farewell. PK and Kindergarten students with older siblings may stay in the classroom until the noon dismissal.
Woodward North will dismiss for the summer Friday, May 23, at noon. PK/K will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. PK will dismiss from the Multiplex side and Kindergarten from the front of the building. There will be no lunch or after school care that day. School will resume on August 12 for registration. Registration Day will give the students an opportunity to meet their new teachers and sign up for various activities such as horsemanship, piano, and violin lessons, Scouts, etc. Parents may also sign up for various Parent Community activities. All students must wear their school uniform on registration day as it is counted as the first day of school.
Working at the Car Wash
My House Contributions
After a session of Design Thinking about raising money for My House, the sixth graders held a car wash on May 13 for the teachers and sixth grade parents and brought in $893.75. In addition, $352 in generous donations came from several sixth graders since January, adding up to $1,245.75 for the babies at My House. One sixth grader's parents, Jennifer and David Rincon, offered to match the sixth grade donation for a grand total of $2,941.50! With more to add from Skittle machine revenues,the kind people at My House are sure to be pleased and surprised when they receive the contribution from Woodward North. Thank you to our sixth grade parents and students for their support and hard work!
The last day of library classes is Thursday, May 15. All student library books must be returned by that date. Please take the time to look around your house for any of our books that need to find their way home to Woodward North. Thank you.
Music to Our Ears
Please join us as Woodward North pianists perform on Sunday, May 18, in the Arts Center. Students with the last name beginning with A-K will perform at 3 p.m. Students with a last name beginning with L-Z will perform at 5 p.m. All students should plan to be at the Arts Center 30 minutes before their performance.
Several Woodward North teachers will be available for tutoring this summer. Feel free to contact any of the following teachers: Gayle Miller, Viji Namburar, Rhonda Nichols, John Potts (3rd-6th grade Math), Audrey Robbins, Kathy Smith, and Nancy Winfield (June and July), Joella Potts, and Ama Couch.
New Parent Event
A new parent dinner will be held at Main Campus on Sunday, May 18. Buses will be available at WN to pick up attendees at 3:45 p.m. and drive them to College Park. Please be on the lookout for invitations in the mail.
Have you made plans for the summer? Woodward Academy is offering a wide variety of camp opportunities throughout the summer at WN and the Main Campus. Camp dates, descriptions and registration can be found on the Home Page under Summer Programs.
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.