May 25, 2018
Bylines by Beth
This week, the faculty had the privilege of attending our Sixth Grade Farewell Assembly. Each student shared two to three memories from their time at Woodward North. The memories ranged from experiences in academic classes, performances, recess, field trips, and the development of friendships over the years. Listening to their memories, delivered with poise and confidence, was reassuring to us that the time spent at Woodward North has been instrumental in their development as assured young ladies and men. It is never easy to let our children leave Woodward North and continue to other school communities. However, we do so with pride knowing they are well prepared academically and equipped with a moral compass in hand.
We wish them the best and know they will continue to develop new memories with friends and varied experiences. Our hope is they will remember Woodward North as their home where open arms await them. We can’t wait to see what unfolds for them in their future!
All library books were due Friday, May 4. Please search your home for all misplaced books. Students will still have library visits but will not be able to check out books. Thank you.
Greetings Woodward Academy Community,
This year was filled with so many joys as I witnessed our students grow and learn about the faiths of one another. From events on Hinduism / Sikhism / Islam / Judaism / Christianity / Buddhism individually, to events where all of the students came together on panels or during interfaith prayer services, I am thankful for this community. I am inspired each day by the openness and inclusive nature of each student at Woodward.
Throughout the months of June and July, students in our community will observe the following:
- May 15-June 14 (Islam) - Ramadan is a time of fasting, self-examination, and religious devotion.
- June 8 (Islam) - Jum’at al-Wada is the last Friday of the month of Ramadan. While not a festival, it is a special day for many Muslims.
- June 10 (Islam) - Laylat al-Qadr is known as the Night of Power, commemorating the first revelation of the Qur’an to Prophet Muhammad in 610CE.
- June 14 (Islam) - Eid-al-Fitr begins at sundown as the breaking of the fast celebrating the end of Ramadan.
- July 27 (Buddhism) - Dhamma Day commemorates the Buddha’s first sermon at Deerpark.
I hope you have a wonderful summer. Please feel free to visit our Interfaith Initiatives page to see upcoming events this semester or to share a prayer request. You are also welcome to reach out to me over the summer with prayer requests or for pastoral support.
Rev. Katie O. Kilpatrick
Congratulations to all of those who were honored at our Honors Assembly on Friday! Check out the award winners here.
Transportation Services Info
Thank you for your generous donations this year to our sister school in Terranova. The Woodward North community raised $6132.00 for this worthy cause. We so appreciate everyone's support and participation.
Several Woodward North teachers and tutors will be available for tutoring this summer. Please feel free to contact anyone on this list if you are interested in tutoring for your student(s). Contact information is also available in the front office.
- Viji Namburar
- Carolyn Nichols: June 12-July 31
- John Potts: Rising 3rd-Rising Middle School
- Stacie Goins
Register for Woodward Summer Camps!
Where can my children spend their days exploring, discovering, and learning about the world around them? Who will take the time to appreciate their unique qualities and personalities? Who will ensure that my children have fun and learn in an enriching environment? Who will care for them when I can't be there?
Woodward Academy Summer Camp is the answer! Parents can rest assured knowing their children are growing their minds, building character, and developing skills—all while making new friends and unforgettable memories.
The Mills Uniform Company's 2018 Summer Sale runs from June 16 to June 30, 2018. Receive 10% off everything (in-store, online, and over the phone) plus 25% off clearance items. Get FREE shipping on online orders of $100 or more. The Mills Uniform storefront is located at 5932 Roswell Rd., Suite B, Sandy Springs, GA.
Thank you to all of our parents for your diligence in signing in at the front office before entering the school. We appreciate your cooperation.
Kids in the News
Sixth grader Zain and his team placed 1st in the State Academy Cup Champion-U12 Boys in Hampton, GA. They scored 14 goals and allowed only 1! Zain's team won 4 out 4 games : 9-01-0 ( Zain scored)2-02-1 for the final. It was a great way to wrap their academic season.
Ellen Adolph-Woodward North Counselor
Honesty, Integrity, and Upstanders
Our word of the month is “honesty, choosing to be truthful in what you say and do.” The children have been very thoughtful as we discussed this character value during counseling class. When asked to choose the important words in the definition, the children’s selection of choosing in addition to truthful prompted some great conversations. You can always make the honest choice! With older students, we discussed not only this question but the difference between honesty and integrity. In short, they decided that honesty was being truthful regardless of consequences, and integrity was making decisions based on your values. What pleased me the most was their second definition of being an upstander: making decisions to be upstanding based on your honesty and integrity without regard to the consequences. Wow!
I am always impressed by our Woodward North students and delighted by their curiosity and insights. They make us all very proud on a daily basis!