All five teams advanced to compete at the State Envirothon competition taking place on April 28-29th. David Lindbo, soil scientist and mentor for the Woods team, was the keynote speaker at this year's teacher workshop.
Frog Army earned 1st place in Soils and 3rd overall. Team includes Olivia Osborne, Sarah Falkovic, Maggie Johnston and Cordelia Hume.
Twenty-three Woods students in middle and high school travelled to Elon University to participate in the Area III Regional Envirothon competition.
And the winner is....Soiled It! April Sharp, Tesia Bobrowski, Melina Spencer, Grace Hegland and Caroline Blythe earned 1st place in Aquatics, Wildlife, Forestry, Current Events & Issues and clinched the top Region III spot. All of the Woods teams qualified for the state level of competition on April 28.
Soiled It! Champions of the Area 3 NC Envirothon competition. April Sharp, Tesia Bobrowski, Melina Spencer, Grace Hegland, and Caroline Blythe dominated the event with their superior knowledge and expertise on science and environmental issues. The team won first place in Soils, Forestry, Wildlife, and Currents Events & Issues as well as the whole event.
Our group of service-learners return with tales of adventures and lessons learned in Guatemala, working with our partner organization From Houses to Homes. Get a peek at their thoughts and experiences on the online journal - a few highlights are pictured here, and the Woods Charter Facebook page has a full collection.
Ms. Berg and Ms. Sperry were happy to join eleven juniors and seniors in building houses, making new friends, and seeing the beautiful Guatemalan highlands. Plans for next year are underway!
Woods took 3 Speech competitors to the Tarheel Debate Tournament at UNC Chapel Hill Saturday and we're very proud to report that all three placed!
Isabell Breen - 4th Place, Varsity Declamation
Ben Carter - 4th Place, Original Oratory
Erin Tyler - 2nd Place, Original Oratory and 2nd Place, Varsity Declamation
Last Friday on February 3rd, Woods Charter's gym was packed with fans as they watched the Woods Charter Wolves play the River Mill Academy. At the end of the 1st half Woods was down by 4. Back in the locker room Coach John Berry encouraged the team to keep up the pace and to keep giving it their all. The boys did exactly what the coach said and at the end of the 2nd half the two teams were tied. Woods Charter and River Mill went into overtime. The back-and-forth game saw Fleet Morgan driving to the basket as the team worked River Mill's defense with quick and agile offensive moves. The overtime came to a close and the two teams were still tied.
This led to Woods Charter facing the #3 ranked team in a second overtime (the first time ever in Woods Charter history). The Wood's boys had to stay strong on both defence and offence. Defence had to stop River Mill from shooting the ball and on offence the players had to move the ball quickly to get ahead of River Mill during the second overtime. In the End Woods pulled ahead, defeating River Mill 71-66. The crowd then rushed the court and everyone was in high spirits about the amazing win the Woods Charter boys had just earned.
Thanks to Gene Galin for the awesome coverage.
Applications are still going out, and admissions decisions are rolling in. The Class of 2017 has already been accepted to an array of colleges and universities! More to follow, with Decision Day on May 1.
Senior Caleb O'Brien works hard on the field and in the classroom, and was named to the All-State soccer team in recognition of his outstanding midfield play. In his first year at Woods, he became a pillar of the team and major contributor. Congratulations, Caleb!
Our Ethics Bowl team participated in the Regional Ethics Bowl this past Saturday. They debated a set of ethics-related case studies with teams from other schools including Carolina Friends School, East Chapel Hill High School, and the Durham School of the Arts. The Woods team won two of four rounds.
The annual Enrichments program, a winter favorite, launched a new season with new ideas and fan favorites. Eight weeks of fun, curiosity, activity, and engagement ahead! Enrichments include Winter Walking and Writing, LEGO Robotics, Puzzle-palooza, International Sports, Quilling, Big Buddies and more!
The following members of the WCS Speech & Debate team have earned the NSDA Honor Degree as a result of their accumulated points and participation!
Welcome to Woods!
Learning takes many forms and happens inside and outside of our classrooms and school building. See what you think!