Woodward Park Middle School eNews

November 2022

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Our second quarter is in full swing at Woodward Park Middle School and Wildcats have an exciting month ahead, including Autumn Break for students, families and staff!

Students in all grades will be learning about future opportunities during College Week, Service Week and Career Week; all happening in November!

Make sure to check your correct Picture Day by grade level, and 7th & 8th grade Wildcats can get ready for Basketball and Cheer season! And, of course, Mastery Academy continues during Thursdays in November.

On behalf of the Woodward Park Middle School staff, we wish all of our students and families a safe and wonderful Autumn Break and Thanksgiving holiday!

Stay tuned for details for all of the exciting happenings coming up at Woodward Park, and as always, please reach out to our administrators, teachers and staff with any questions or concerns!

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 31 - Friday, November 4

College Week

Thursday, November 3

Picture Day @ Walden

6th grade

Thursday, November 3

2:45 - 4:30 pm

Mastery Academy

Friday, November 4

Picture Day

7th & 8th grade

Sunday, November 6

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Set your clocks back one hour!

Monday, November 7 - Friday, November 11

Service Week

Tuesday, November 8

No School

Professional Development

Thursday, November 10

2:45 - 4:30 pm

Mastery Academy

Friday, November 11

Veterans Day

Monday, November 14 - Friday, November 18

Career Week

Thursday, November 17

2:45 - 4:30 pm

Mastery Academy

Monday, November 21 - Friday, November 25

No School

Autumn Break

Thursday, November 24

Happy Thanksgiving!


During the month of November, Woodward Park Wildcats will focus on our Core Value of being PRODUCTIVE!

When students are being PRODUCTIVE, they are using their time wisely during the school day. PRODUCTIVE students are focused in class and focused on accomplishing assignments, homework and studying. They follow our hallway guidelines to get to their next class quickly and quietly, they use their restroom passes correctly, and they listen carefully to lunch and recess directions. When students are PRODUCTIVE, they are sure to succeed inside and outside of the classroom!

Self Awareness

When students are PRODUCTIVE, they are showing great Self Awareness Skills!

"Self Awareness: the abilities to understand one's own emotions, thoughts and values and how they influence behavior across contexts. This includes capacities to recognize one's strengths and limitations with a well-grounded sense of confidence and purpose."

Self Awareness Looks Like:

Integrating personal and social identities; learning to "just be yourself!"

Identifying your emotions

Linking your feelings, values and thoughts

Having a growth mindset (Check out this video!)

Examining your prejudices and biases

Developing your sense of purpose

Learn more at www.casel.org!

Picture Day

Lifetouch Picture Day is coming!

Thursday, November 3

6th grade

Friday, November 4

7th & 8th grade

Order school pictures at:


Using Woodward Park Middle School's Picture Day ID#:


Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, November 6!

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour!

Veterans Day

Veterans Day is Friday, November 11, 2022!

Mastery Academy

Mastery Academy provides students with a quiet learning environment where they can work on school assignments, studying and homework with teacher assistance.

When: Thursdays; 2:45 - 4:30 pm

Who: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Students

Where: School Library (Main Building and Walden)

Career Day at Walden!

On Thursday, November 17, Woodward Park at Walden will host multiple guests who will introduce our students to a variety of exciting career fields. Students will get the opportunity to hear from various speakers including an anchor from NBC4, a judge, a chef, and many more!!!

Ask your 6th grader about the career presentations from our Career Day!

Students of the Month

Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following Wildcats for displaying our Core Values of Prompt, Prepared, Productive and Polite each and every day!

8th Grade

Ma'kiya Gallagher, James Garin, Micah Leftridge, Ernaline Newman, Denny Nguyen, Dulce Prida, Dawa Sherpa, Roy Tabeng and Marchell Wilson

7th Grade

Hisham Abu, Selena Adams, Elijah Budgett, Jose Alvarenga Flores, Camila Castillo, Derek Harper, Lubna Mohamed and Meira Mullins

6th Grade

Evelyn Beveridge, Ashonn Carter, Jayla Clark, Demetrius Goodwin, Treasure Ingram, Favour Lameed, Kelvin Opoku, Andrea Rodriguez Ramirez and Delaina Tabor

Way to go, Wildcats!

7th & 8th Grade Students of the Month

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6th Grade Students of the Month

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The Columbus City School Basketball season will begin during the month of November!

7th & 8th grade boys and girls who are interested in trying out for the Woodward Park Basketball teams should listen closely to morning announcements for updates.

Students must have earned a 2.0 GPA or higher during the first quarter to be considered for the team.

Students must also have a COMPLETE PHYSICAL PACKET turned in to the Main Office in order to participate!

Let's go, Wildcats!

Congratulations to our Volleyball Wildcats for a winning season!

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Congratulations to our Soccer Wildcats for a winning season!

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Woodward Park Cardboard Arcade

The 2nd Annual WPMS Cardboard Arcade came to the Big Park Library on Friday, October 28. Students from Mrs. Stedman's Art room have been following the design cycle and creating arcade games from cardboard. This year students have made games such as putt-putt, Plinko, pool (8 ball), catapult basketball, foosball, Down the Clown, Ring Toss, and for the first time, Whack-A-Mole. A good time was had by all!

Renaissance Festival!

Mr. Berkal, Mr. Mason, Ms. Burkett, Mrs. Oliver, scholars and families were able to attend the Ohio Renaissance Festival on Saturday, October 29. It was a beautiful day for a Mud Show, a display of Falconry and a tour of the Museum of Torture! Students were able to try their hand at archery, knife throwing and axe throwing and also shopped for goods and snacks at the local shops. To top off the day, our students and Mr. Berkal were knighted and given audience to Queen Elizabeth herself.


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Ms. Letson, Mrs. Hagan and Mrs. Skinn have Team Ocelot Spirit!

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Mark Your Calendar : 8th Grade Promotion!

Attention 8th graders and families!

There will be an 8th grade Promotion Ceremony on May 31, 2023, at 9:00am in the auditorium at Woodward Park Middle School.

There is a strict dress code for all participating students for this special occasion to come dressed in their Sunday best. Please begin preparations.

Requirements for the occasion are as follows:

-No Tennis Shoes, Sneakers, Slides, or Crocs

-No Jeans, Joggers, Sweats, Athletic Shorts

-No T-shirts

-No Tight/Form fitting/Sleeveless/Spaghetti strap dresses (if worn, students must have something to cover the shoulders and bottoms)

-Must attend rehearsal on 5/25/23 and 5/30/23

-Must be on time on the day of the ceremony, no later than 8:15am on 5/31/23. Late arrivals will not participate

-Must pass 3 out of the 4 classes (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies) for the year

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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Columbus Recreation and Parks

Don’t Forget Your Neighbors in Need This Holiday Season

"If you, your family, business, organization or company are looking for a way to give back this holiday season, please consider the Columbus Recreation and Parks Foundation's Adopt a Center program, which provides meals, hygiene items, winter coats and clothing for families as well as toys for kids. You can support Adopt a Center by making a financial donation, donating a wishlist item or making in-kind donations. If you’re interested in supporting the program, head over to the Columbus Recreation and Parks Foundation website to learn more, and help us make a difference in someone’s life."