Appalachian State University
Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham
Carteret Community College
George Mason University
Harvard College & Berklee School of Music
High Point University
NC State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
University of Georgia
Wake Technical Community College
Woods graduates of the Class of 2018 will pursue diverse paths in the "world beyond Woods," including full-time work and the US Navy. College matriculations will include:
Congratulations to Woods Charter for an amazing job at Model United Nations at Chapel Hill (MUNCH). After spending four days at UNC debating, writing directives, sponsoring resolutions and passing getting them passed, delegates from Woods Charter earned the top conference award: Best Small Delegation. From February 22nd through 25th, eleven high school students represented on six committees with the following breakdown:
UN Environmental Program
These students stood out among hundreds from all over the greater North Carolina region and not only won the top award for a small school, but more importantly represented Woods with the highest degree of integrity, intelligence, and sportsmanship. We should all be very proud of these individuals for their hard work, excellent achievement, and for representing Woods in all the best ways.
From Alex Massengale:
Two of the high school sophomores organized an across the aisle dialogue where more than 30 got together to talk about an issue. Several staff members came too and many came to observe in the audience. They picked the issue of gun control for their first topic and had me moderate. I was very impressed by the maturity of their conversation and how so many different nuanced and thoughtful viewpoints were put out there. They could have easily talked for two hours and we will do it again.
Over the course of two days, the Woods chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America sold a total of 80 dozen donuts!! That's 960 donuts!
The club is raising money to go to New Orleans for the 2017 Fall National Leadership Conference in November. They will attend workshops, learn about colleges, and hear the keynote speaker Rhett Laubach.
In addition to student fundraising efforts, the PTSA has generously agreed to fund a portion of the trip.
It's impossible to label this multimodal production but it stands alone as a collaborative, student-generated experiment in digital film scoring and production. From the classroom of Christene Vaughan, Mass Hysteria exemplifies a free-form expression of ideas.
Aimee Haygood's Discrete Math class designed geometric constructions to illustrate patterns, measurements, and shapes with precision.
Members of the Woods chapter of Girls Learn International will represent girls everywhere at the International Day of the Girl event, Girls Speak Out, at the United Nations. The club submitted a video articulating some of the struggles girls face, which will be shown as part of the day's activities.
Learn more about the International Day of the Girl Child at the UN
Student-led clubs promote fun, leadership, service, learning, community, and growth--all key elements of the magic recipe of Woods. A lively club expo showcased this year's initiatives and encouraged everyone to engage. There's something for everyone! A few photos capture the spirit, though not all the clubs. Ask your advisor or classmates if you can't find what you are looking for.
NCSU Alumna Wins Fulbright Award, Headed to Netherlands for Research Study Inspired by Students
July 24, 2017 | Emily Packard
Adrienne Berg ’15 MED will use her Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching to research the Dutch approach to sex education in schools.
The love of learning for Adrienne Berg ’15 MED extends from herself to her students. She encourages young people to pursue lives of leadership and public engagement through her role as high school director of Woods Charter School in Chapel Hill. In addition to mentoring adolescents, she has taught middle and high school English language arts for more than a decade.
Adrienne Berg ’15 MED: In Her Own Words
Why I chose to the College of Education:
I won a Borchardt Fellowship to study in the UK in 2012 [Ruie Pritchard and Kevin Oliver served as co-PIs on this grant], which introduced me to the College of Education, along with all the opportunities the college offers for creative research and classroom exploration. The college’s New Literacies and Global Learning M.Ed. program was a perfect fit for my interests in collaborative learning, independent inquiry and technology as an expressive tool.
What I learned at the college:
The skills and approaches that I learned at NC State can apply to any subject, so I will use them to research, evaluate, synthesize and share my work through multimodal digital media.
“I get to help students gain confidence and independence on the path to graduation,” said Berg. “I also get to model lifelong learning — showing connections between school and real life, as well as how adults can continue to grow, ask questions and learn beyond the classroom.”
Next fall, she’ll do just that through her Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching, which allows her to design her own research project. Berg will travel to the Netherlands to learn about the approach that the Dutch take toward sex education in schools.
In the Netherlands, the standard curriculum includes comprehensive sexuality education, which has been credited for more positive public health outcomes, including low teen pregnancy rates, low STD rates and overall healthy relationships. Berg will study the evidence-based curriculum to see what she can take back to the U.S.
The design for her project evolved from student research into the sexualization of girls through dress codes, the North Carolina curriculum in healthy living, and community surveys about attitudes toward sexuality information.
“Given the current conversations about consent on college campuses,” Berg said, “I’d like to empower high school students to navigate their transition to adulthood with information and confidence.”
Berg says that her students show great excitement to learn with her through the Fulbright program. Her scholar leadership will allow her to answer her students’ questions, and provide support for their quest to make sense of current issues in a safe environment.
Packard, Emily. “A Unique Path for Scholar Leadership.” Alumna Wins Fulbright Award, Headed to Netherlands for Research Study Inspired by Students | College of Education | NC State University, NCSU College of Education, 24 July 2017, ced.ncsu.edu/news/2017/07/24/alumna-wins-fulbright-award-headed-to-netherlands-for-research-study-inspired-by-students/.
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