Words from the Woods

May 2019

EOCs and Late-start Days May 29 & 30

Due to EOG and EOC testing, high school students who do not have an EOC will report to school at 12:20 on Wednesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 30 for a half-day of classes.


Students who do have to take an EOC exam should be at school by 8:20.


May 24 EOC Math 1 and 3

May 29 EOC English II

May 30 EOC Biology

Final Exams

Most non-AP classes will have final exams at the end of the term. Exams will be held by period. High school will have lunch 11:30-12:15.

AM exams 8:30-11:25

PM exams 12:20-3:05


May 31 Periods 1 & 2

June 3 Periods 3 & 4

June 4 Periods 6 & 7

Important T3 Dates

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


May 23 - Senior Retreat (seniors only)

May 27 - Memorial Day (no school)

June 5 - Field Day

June 6 - Awards Day & last day of school

12:05 dismissal

June 8 - Graduation

Athletic Banquet

The Athletic Banquet is Sunday, May 19 at 5:00pm.

Join us to celebrate our student-athletes, good sportsmanship, excellent coaching, and sports at Woods! Athletes, families, and coaches invited.


Make your menu choices here by May 15.

Field Day at Anderson Park

Permission slips will be sent home soon for the annual Field Day at Anderson Park in Carrboro on June 5.

Students may arrive at school at the normal time and ride the bus to the park, or meet at the park at 9:00. We will depart the park at 2:00 pm. Students may be picked up, with permission, or ride the bus back to school.


Students may not opt to leave early or ride with friends without parent permission.


Lunch will be provided but students should bring snacks and water bottles. Sunscreen, hats, and comfy clothes are recommended for a day outdoors.

AP Research Poster Session

You are invited to attend the AP Research poster session on May 21 at 6:30 pm in the Glade.


Students will present year-long independent research projects featuring their intellectual passions. Each inquiry culminated in a 5000-word paper, 20-minute multimedia presentation, and a college-level poster displaying their findings.


Learn more about AP Capstone here.

An Excellent Educator!

Congratulations to Denise O'Gorman, who earned the North Carolina Environmental Educators Certificate for professional development in environmental education and stewardship. Ms. O'Gorman completed 180 hours of teaching and learning focused on the environmental landscape of North Carolina. That experience will impact Woods students in Environmental Science classes for years to come.
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Getting Ready for Graduation

There are several special events for seniors. Senior advisors will provide students with all the details.


May 23 Senior Retreat at Chestnut Ridge (students only)

June 6 Senior Dinner (students only)

June 8 Graduation (parents invited)


Graduation is at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 8 in the gym.

Seniors must arrive at 9:00.

Early arrival is advisable to get best seating!

Admissions News

Woods seniors have been accepted to a variety of colleges and universities, and will matriculate at over twenty different institutions.

We wish them all the best with their choices!

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Community Conversation: Sex Ed

Last week the first Community Conversation about best practices in sexuality education looked at how families and schools can promote healthy decision-making through education.

Here are some resources to start your own research:

The Talk: How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment
Making Caring Common Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education

NC Healthy Youth Act
FAQs from SHIFT NC
House Bill 88
​GANC Session 2009

Birds+Bees+Kids
Amy Lang's Resources and blog

Answer: Sex Ed, Honestly - Books for Parents
Rutgers University

Parents Sex Ed Center
Advocates for Youth

Educate Boldly
LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in schools

What We Don't Teach Kids about Sex
​Sue Jay Johnson TED Talk

Why Boys Need to Have Conversations about Intimacy
​Amy Schalet

Abstinence-only Education is Ineffective
NPR report on 2017 research findings

About Parking

Thank you for your support in sharing the parking lot.


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.

Contact Adrienne Berg

High School Director

Woods Charter School

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Fulbright Distinguished Teacher