Words from the Woods

April 2019

Envirothon Teams Lead the Region

The Envirothon teams studied and competed over Spring Break and had some impressive results!

Woods teams placed 1st, 2nd, and 4th in the regional competition.

They earned honors in every category including Soils, Aquatics, Wildlife, Forestry and Current Events. Congratulations to all!

All Woods teams will advance to the next level--states!

Rising G9 Family Meeting

Information meeting for families of rising 9th grade students:


April 17, 3:30-4:30 in the Glade


Join 9th grade teachers for a general orientation to the high school for students and parents, including course registration details for next year. Parents and students should plan to attend. Bring your questions!

Spring Benefit Auction

The Annual Benefit Auction will be held on Friday, April 26th, from 7-10pm, at the gorgeous The Barn of Chapel Hill! It is a fun night of live music, food, drink, raffles, auctions and general merriment - you won't want to miss it!

Get your tickets here: www.bidpal.net/woodsauction. Childcare available - you'll find the sign-up on the site as well.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Oliver at joliver@woodscharter.org.

Best Practices: Education on Sexual Development

How do we talk with teens about sex? Whose responsibility is it? Why is this topic in school curricula? What are best practices? Where is the information?

Parents and teachers often find these questions hard to answer, leaving students with incomplete, contradictory, or confusing information about health, relationships, responsibility, and identity.

We invite parents of high school students to join us for a session discussing the hows and whys of sexual health education.


May 2, 7:00-8:00pm in the Glade.


Please reach out with any specific questions.

Governor's School Selections

Congratulations to Eliza Cornette Cook, Sera Shaw and Rhiannon Weakley for being accepted to participate in the 2019 North Carolina Governor's School program. They will concentrate on Spanish, Theatre Arts, and French, respectively, during the five-week program.


The Governor's School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The curriculum focuses on exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses, and does not involve credit, tests, or grades.

About Online Classes

Woods Charter School offers a comprehensive college prep curriculum, but students may have a need for a course beyond what is available at school. Online classes may supplement, but not replace, the Woods curriculum. Please review the WCS Board policy for details.

Outside Courses Policy

Please let me know if you are considering an online option.

About Parking

A sure sign of spring at Woods is an increase in newly-licensed drivers!


You may have noticed that the parking lot gets very full with all of the spring events, outings, guests, and student drivers. This year Woods has only granted permission to juniors and seniors to park on campus to alleviate the crowding. 10th grade students are not allowed to park in the Woods lot.

AP Exams and Study Leave

Students in AP classes will sit for exams and have a 1/2 day study leave prior to each exam. Leave forms with details will be sent home with each student in the next few weeks.

Important T3 Dates


Please see the Testing Calendar 2018-19 for AP, End-of-Course, and final exam dates.


March 25-29 - Spring Break

April 13 - Community Work Day

April 13 - Junior/Senior Prom

April 17 - Rising G9 parent meeting

April 26 - Annual Fund Auction at The Barn

April 29 - mid-T3 progress updates

May 23 - Senior Retreat (seniors only)

May 27 - Memorial Day (no school)

June 5 - Field Day

June 6 - Awards Day & last day of school

June 8 - Graduation

Contact Adrienne Berg

High School Director

Woods Charter School

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Fulbright Distinguished Teacher