On the 13th through the 14th of October the seniors of the Woods Charter high school attended Camp Chestnut Ridge for their senior retreat. At the Retreat seniors were able to bond with each other over fun activities and gatherings to talk about the high school. The Seniors were able to establish goals that they plan to accomplish as a senior class for the 2016-2017 school year. The retreat provided a lot of time for students to reflect on their high school careers and to look at what the future held for them. Overall it was a great time for the seniors and teachers to get to know everyone a little better, to have fun, and to provide seniors with a short getaway from school to reflect on their lives.
The 2nd Annual WOC-out had perfect fall weather and record participation. Extra credit to Henry N. for bringing the supplies for s'mores, Mr. Dudhat and Hannah O. for camping out for the first time, Hunter H. for a great play list, David L. for keeping us safe, Ms. Koppelkam for being in charge, Tyler and Frank for organizing, and everyone for coming out!
Students in AP Seminar examined AIGA's campaign to encourage civic participation in the election process.
In the first formal step towards graduation, the class of 2017 posed for senior portraits. The off-campus project was efficiently organized by Diane Pons and Kathi Shaw, and sweetened by fruit and doughnuts from the Phoenix Bakery. Thanks to the PTSA for support.
June 10, here we come!
High school students participated in the democratic process at school, electing eleven candidates to act on their behalf in school events during 2016-17. Special welcome to Hannalee Isaacs, who is new to Woods and willing to jump right into community action. Student Council members, pictured above, include (back row, left to right) Nicholas Galin, Colin Ward, Henry Nachman, Kelly Andres, Alex Christian, Mitchell O'Connor, Patrick Deegan, (front row, left to right) Grace Smith, Tyler Deegan, Hannalee Isaacs, and Ryan Lanford.
On Thursday, September 8, the Woods Charter High School had a club fair throughout the high school hallway. All the clubs of the high school community set up posters to show what their clubs are about and had representatives stand by to answer any questions. The high school teachers encourage club involvement for all students and any student can start a new club at Woods. All you need to start a club is an idea, imagination, people, and a teacher sponsor. Overall, the Woods Charter High School offers a total of 23 clubs to choose from. There is such a wide variety of clubs at Woods that all students will be able to find something they enjoy. Woods Charter clubs are a great way for students to build community, meet new people, and get to know their teachers a little better.
With those words, the Woods chapter of Girls Learn International began a conversation normalizing the menstrual cycle and raising awareness about the practical need for pads and tampons to be available at school.
Advocating for all students with menstrual cycles, GLI requested the installation of a shelf in the high school girls' restroom, which they stock from donated supplies.
Coming soon: volunteer drive to collect period supplies for the year ahead.
Join us for Orientation on Monday, August 22 at 1:30.
See your friends, find your classes, open your locker, meet your advisor, introduce yourself to you teachers. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Colleges That Change Lives is dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. CTCL, a leading advocate on the subject of higher education access and college choice, will hold an information session and college fair in Chapel Hill on August 17.The program begins promptly at 7 p.m. with a 30-minute information session, with the college fair immediately afterwards, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. This program is offered to the public free of charge. No pre-registration is required.
During the college fair, students and families are invited to collect information from and speak directly with admission representatives from the colleges and universities that inspired the book Colleges That Change Lives.
Wednesday, August 17
Sheraton Chapel Hill
Europa and Venetian Rooms
1 Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
For more great resources on the college process, visit CTCL online.
Colleges That Change Lives member colleges and universities include:
Agnes Scott College
Emory & Henry College
The Evergreen State College
New College of Florida
Ohio Wesleyan University
St. John’s College
Saint Mary’s College of California
St. Olaf College
University of Puget Sound
Wheaton College [Illinois]
Wooster, College of
I spent a packed week visiting twelve private colleges in central North Carolina, getting on campus and into the admissions offices and making connections with engaged, forward-looking admissions counselors. Many of these smaller colleges share qualities that we love about Woods--community, individualized learning, support, and great faculty. My favorites include Salem College, Guilford College, Catawba College and Elon University.
Thanks to North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities for the opportunity!
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