Student Life

Week of Understanding

Connect the Dots

The 2014 Week of Understanding is March 24-28.

This year’s theme of “Connect the Dots” encourages students to understand, appreciate, and validate the interconnectedness of Woodward Academy.

For example, a student may reflect on the impact a teacher in the primary school had on their course decisions in upper school. A student’s success in a lower school choir performance may lead to a love of drama throughout their remaining years at Woodward. Positive experiences on feeder teams obviously influence students’ athletic pursuits.


Screening of the documentary "Bully"

Woodward implemented an anti-bullying policy last year to prevent bullying behavior at all levels of the Academy. In an effort to create an opportunity for open dialogue about the negative impacts of bullying, Woodward will be screening the award-winning documentary film “Bully” as a highlight of Week of Understanding.

  • Members of the Woodward community are cordially invited to attend the evening screening of the film on Tuesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m., in Richardson Theater on Woodward’s Main Campus
  • Upper School students will view the film on Friday, March 21.
  • Middle School students will view an edited PG version of the film on Monday, March 24
  • Mr. Hirsch also will speak to Upper School and Middle School students at special assemblies during the school day on March 25.

Due to strong content, this film is not recommended for younger children.

To learn more about the film, visit

Blaze Day at the PS: Tuesday, March 25

BlazeDay is a unique and exciting opportunity for students in schools and community groups to experience a range of Paralympic sports and to learn about the many sporting opportunities available to people with all types of physical disabilities.

This year the Friday festival will depart from the previous carnival atmosphere and instead focus on two events: spoken word performance and hands-on activities. Schools will travel together to assigned events with the intent to eliminate the overwhelming nature of the festival. There will also be dedicated time for each school to eat in areas other than where the activities are located.

Schedule for Friday, March 28, 2014
See below schedule for area details.

Triple Gym
Hands -on
Student Lounge
Spoken Word
Paget & Dobbs
Gym - Lunch
10:00 -10:30 PS LS & WN (Theater) -
10:30 - 11:00 LS & WN PS -
11:00 - 11:45 MS MS LS & WN: Paget
PS: Dobbs
11:45 - 12:30 US US 7th: Paget
8th: Dobbs
12:30 - 1:20 - - 9th & 10th: Paget
11th & 12th: Dobbs

Spoken Word Culture Cafe Talent Showcase:
poetry, storytelling, song, dance and other age-appropriate creations

Hands On Activities:
Connection Photobooth, world map activities, Twister, WOU bracelets, note of love


2014 WOU T-shirt (back)

  • Connect the Dots academically…
  • Connect the Dots athletically…
  • Connect the Dots socially… .