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Woods junior Emily Huante had the opportunity to co-interview autism expert and professor of Animal Sciences Dr. Temple Grandin thanks to Melissa Shannon and the podcast Breaking Free. Dr. Grandin teaches and conducts research at Colorado State University. She is a renowned consultant, author and lecturer on autism and learning as well as animal behavior.
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Woods students complete a year-long research project of their choosing as part of the AP Research course. They gain experience in research methods, oral presentation, writing a research proposal, and reporting findings in a variety of written formats including abstracts, a full-length research paper, and a poster. The group attended the Leaf Research Conference hosted by Longleaf School of the Arts in Raleigh on Saturday, April 22 with students from four areas schools. The topics included a wide range of disciplines from Music Education to Neuroscience. The conference program and abstracts are published on Guidebook under “Leaf Research Conference”. www.guidebook.com
Student participants are pictured above (from left to right): Anjali Gupta, Tyler Deegan, Erin Nowak, Emma Lanford, Frank Kuo, and Ben Carter with AP Research teacher, Suzanne Sikes, and parent, Denise O’Gorman. A final poster and dessert poster session will take place in the Glade on Wednesday, May 24 from 5-6:30 PM and is open to faculty, parents of presenters, and mentors from local universities. We appreciate the PTSA for funding the printing of research posters this year!
From the News & Observer, May 16, 2017
BY TOM SHANAHAN
The UNC-Greensboro-bound senior can break the N.C. High School Athletic Association record for most goals in a career in Wednesday’s third-round home playoff game against conference foe East Wake Academy.
Pearce is tied with South View’s Carolyn Lindsay (class of 2003) for the most with 217. Pearce had 45 goals her freshman year, 52 her sophomore campaign, 49 as a junior and 71 this year. Read more...
Thanks to the partnership between the Sustainability enrichment, the class of 2021, and Mr. Malone, Woods has its first bottle-filling water fountain with filtration.
Day 1: 166 plastic bottles saved!
The first filtration station is on the middle school hall. Look out for an upgrade to the water fountains on the high school hall and in the Great Room, coming soon.
Plastic water bottles can take up to 1000 years to decompose.
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
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