Woodgrove High School
June 2021 - Newsletter
William S. Shipp
Director of School Counseling:
36811 Allder School Road, Purcellville, VA 20132
William S. Shipp
Director of School Counseling:
Greetings, Wolverines! As our year comes to an end, I must thank, with heartfelt appreciation, our students, teachers, parents, and Woodgrove community for navigating through this past year with optimism, support, and constant flexibility. The actions of members of our schoolwide community demonstrated our school motto of Work, Honor, and Strive daily. We are grateful for everyone’s team spirit and efforts to make the best of this year.
This is such an exciting time for our Seniors and their families. Graduation is set for Thursday, June 17, at 8 AM, rain or shine. Here is a helpful link that includes information for graduation and events leading up to that day. WHS Class of 2021 - Senior Class Information If you have any questions regarding a Senior activity or graduation, please reach out to our Senior Class Sponsor, Ms. Brianne Allis, Brianne.Allis@lcps.org or our Activities Coordinator, Mr. Jeff Schutte, Jeff.Schutte@lcps.org
We are celebrating our students’ exceptional achievements this year. The grades 9, 10, and 11 awards presentation will be held on Monday, June 7. This celebration will be Live Stream beginning at 1 PM. Our Senior class awards will be on Wednesday, June 9, beginning at 9:30 AM, and we are inviting Seniors to attend in-person in their graduation regalia. This event will be Live Stream as well for families to watch. Our Senior Community Awards will be Sunday, June 13, at 6 PM. We will be inviting Senior award recipients to attend this event with two guests. This too will be Live Stream – here is the Live Stream link for all awards presentations: WHS - Awards - Live Stream Link
As we are closing out this year, we will need to collect items such as textbooks, library books, and other supplies that may have been provided to students this year. Students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will keep their Chromebook and charger over the summer. Seniors must return their Chromebook and charger. Here is a link with specific details and dates for students and families regarding what needs to be returned and when: WHS - Item Return
For those already looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year, the first day of classes for students is Thursday, August 26. Here is the link to the LCPS calendar for our upcoming school year: 2021-2022 - LCPS Calendar
I wish each of you and yours a wonderful summer. Take time to rest, relax, enjoy the outdoors and time away from a screen.
AP Testing Information
Freshmen - Juniors Hybrid Students - Yearbooks will be distributed during DenTime on Tuesday, 6/8
Freshmen - Juniors DL students - Pick up your yearbook in the Library on Tuesday, 6/8 or Wednesday, 6/9 from 10:00am to 3:00pm or on Monday 6/14 from 9:00am to noon.
Summer Debate Camp
The Woodgrove Speech and Debate Team will be hosting a debate camp this summer during the week of August 9th, 2021 to prepare for the debate season. We are offering this camp free of charge. Attending students will receive all of the necessary training to be able to successfully compete in debate during the 2021-2022 school year. Please indicate your interest by completing this form, including which style of debate you are most interested in. Camp runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day, 8/9-8/13. Snacks will be provided, but you will need to bring your own lunch.
Parent Liaison News
Summer Food Resources – Families needing food support over the summer can contact the following resources:
Tree of Life – after registering, TOL will deliver 3 weeks of food to your home. They can also assist with job search, financial help, clothing, housing, medical vouchers, support for someone with special needs. Call 540-441-7920 Tree of Life
Western Loudoun Food Pantry – located in Lovettsville, serving all of Western Loudoun. During the summer months, please call the New Jerusalem church office to access the food pantry 540-822-5576. Loudoun Hunger Relief – Leesburg VA. Call 703-777-5911. Loudoun Hunger Relief
During the summer, LCPS School Nutrition services will provide food in our cluster at Harmony Middle School and Blue Ridge Middle School for walk-up service. LCPS buses will also be running through the summer. The bus routes have not been published yet, but please check the Woodgrove webpage for updates.
Many thanks to our school community for their support of our initiatives this year. Please reach out if you have any questions. Deana.Czaban@lcps.org. Have a great summer!
2020 -2021 Counseling Team
The counseling department at Woodgrove looks forward to assisting you with your scheduling needs and post-secondary goals. Feel free to schedule a meeting with us so we can get to know you and serve you better.
- Mr. Patrick Weaver ------------ A-Cop
- Mr. Steven Cohen -------------- Cor-Gra
- Mrs. Amy Scott ----------------- Gre-K
- Mrs. Donna Kelly --------------- L-O
- Mrs. Barbara Bell --------------- P-Sm
- Mrs. Rachael Sutphin -------- Sn-Z
- Mrs. Geri Fiore ------------------- Director of School Counseling
- Mrs. Bernadette Ishmael ---- School Registrar
- Mrs. Stephanie Butler -------- Counseling Administrative Assistant
- Mrs. Annie Harding ------------ Career Center Specialist
- Mrs. Justin Jarvis -------------- Testing Coordinator/FACETime Coordinator
Mental Health Team
- Mrs. Kelley Trenary -------- School Social Worker
- Mrs. Heidi Buckner -------- School Psychologist
- Mrs. Amy Iliffe ---------------- Student Assistance Services Specialist
Senior Exit Ticket
EVERY senior must complete the Senior Exit Ticket prior to picking up their cap and gown on June 7th
Waiting until that day will cause delays with your cap and gown distribution
Senior Exit Ticket includes the following two tasks:
1. Senior Survey - In lieu of our typical in person meetings, senior surveys must be completed online this year. This is our only way to discover post graduation plans (even if you're still undecided), scholarships awarded and where to send your final transcripts.
When completing the survey, we understand that not all information may be known at that time. For this reason, students are able to ‘Save and Come Back’ to the survey to update any information previously entered and/or to add any new information (ie. scholarships received, secondary plans, etc)
2. Senior Shoutout Slide - to be included in a slideshow which will air at our in person graduation and on our website/social media.
Students were given detailed lessons this past week on how to complete both tasks. To access the ticket, join the Schoology Course ‘WHS Senior Class Exit Ticket’ using the code
Email Mrs. Harding with questions.
2021-2022 Course Scheduling Update
The last day to make final changes to your schedule is June 1st. Please visit our website for more information regarding the course selection process. https://sites.google.com/lcps.org/whscounseling/academics/course-selection-information
At this point students should have completed the necessary steps for Dual Enrollment courses for the 2021-22 school year. Questions should be directed to their school counselor.
Students who have not completed the registration process by applying to NOVA and creating a Dual Enroll Student Profile may be removed from their DE course selection and placed in an alternate course.
Instructions on how to complete this process can be found on the School Counseling Website under 'DE Course Information' under the 'Academics' tab.
If you want to learn more about the benefits and requirements of Dual Enrollment courses and missed the informative webinar hosted by Northern Virginia Community College's Dual Enrollment team, click on the link below to and enter the passcode to watch the recording at your convenience.
Students selected as recipients of our school and community scholarships will be recognized at our in person Awards Night on Sunday, June 13th. Only those students will receive an invitation to the event which will be sent via email the first week in June. Thank you to ALL students that completed applications this year. The donors were so complementary of the number and caliber of applicants which is a testimony to our graduating class!
AP Test Dates and Information
Looking to advance your educational experiences this summer? Consider some of the following summer sessions. These can also be found in the Career Center Weekly Newsletter.
Fasttrack Online 2021 - Looking to get an early start on your summer academic career? Virginia University of Lynchburg is offering an Online Summer Fast Track Program to earn college credits over the summer.
Bostion University Summer Journalism Academy is for students interested in exploring careers in media and communications. Applicants accepted on a rolling basis until June. 3 Sessions throughout the summer.
Boston University Academy of Media Production -Creative high school students develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, visual effects, webcasts and more. 7/5 - 7/30
William & Mary Online Summer Courses - Expand your learning this summer with a variety of law classes focused on legal systems, negotiations and emerging technologies.
Virtual live program: 6/28–7/23. Over 70+ topics covered in this program including astronomy; artificial intelligence; spaceflight& autonomy; entomology; computer engineering; gaming technologies; psychology; Python coding and more.
Anticipated SAT Dates for 2021-22
If you plan on attending NOVA, you must follow the steps outlined in the following Guide:
Once these steps have been completed, students will be able to speak with a virtual advisor about picking courses that meet their educational goals. Additional information and resources are found on the counseling website under NOVA.
Equinix and NOVA
Equinix and NOVA have partnered so graduates can jumpstart their career in Engineering Technology in just 2 semesters! Graduating seniors may apply for a scholarship and eligible candidates will have an opportunity to register for an Equinix mentorship and a paid internship. The Equinix Scholarships application cycle has been extended to June 30th!
Don't Miss Out
George C. Marshall Ethical Leadership Conference
An opportunity open to rising seniors to experience Five-Star Character at the National Conference Center in Leesburg this August 20 & 21st. This FREE event will give students the opportunity to shape their approach to leadership and decision-making, drawing on the life of one of the most remarkable and influential leaders in American history. Applications due by June 15th on their website.
Claude Moore Teen Volunteer & Leadership Opportunity
Loudoun Youth, Inc. is sponsoring a program that connects high school students with meaningful volunteer opportunities at local non-profit organizations. Participants can also attend trainings on topics such as communication, leadership, and collaboration. CMCB participants gain real-life experience and professional skills that will make them stand out among their peers when applying for colleges and/or employment.
Apply at loudounyouth.org.
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High School Parking Lot WiFi Access
In our efforts to continually improve and meet the challenges of a large school district, we are deploying solar powered WiFi to high school parking lots.
Each of our high schools will be equipped with a solar powered, cellular wireless access point that will provide coverage to a portion of each schools parking lot. This will allow for social distancing and access to digital resources for those in need of internet access. Each area depicted is an estimation of coverage and capacity may be impacted by weather, number of connected users and other factors. Areas selected are also monitored by LCPS Safety and Security patrols, camera's and other techniques to provide a safe environment.