Words from the Woods
Woods clubs represent!
Faculty mentor Andy Nelson led a Woods delegation to the 2019 Model UN session at UNC-Chapel Hill in February. True to form, the Woods students commanded international respect as delegates from Jordan, Syria, Pakistan and other countries, and on committees focused on global problems like refugees, the environment, women's issues, and narcotics. Woods students representing France were awarded Best Delegation at the conference.
Coach extraordinaire Amy Dowden's Science Olympiad squads dominated at the NCSO regional competition. The varsity team finished 4th overall out of field of 31 schools. They are moving on to the next round, State Competition in April, where top scorers can win $2500 towards future tuition costs at NCSU.
Recent Student Achievements
In the latest news, congratulations to:
Emily Tracy is a 2019 National Merit Scholarship Finalist
Patrick Deegan has been named a 2019 Carson Scholar
Course registration for 2019-20
It's time to sign up for classes! This year the registration windows will be staggered:
Rising G12 Feb. 25 - March 6
Rising G11 March 11 - 15
Rising G10 March 18 - 22
Rising G9 April 18 - 24
Students will need to log in to their PowerSchool accounts to select their choices during the designated window.
Graduation requirements and course descriptions are available here:
Students will receive an email with the Course Catalog as well.
Class teachers, advisors, and upperclasspeople are great resources for choosing classes and thinking about priorities.
Students who have a special scheduling issue will be able to address it individually. Please contact me with any questions or concerns about what classes to take.
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.
Please let me know if you are considering an online option.
End of Trimester 2
NO SCHOOL March 7 & 8 for teacher workdays.
T2 grades will be released March 12.
Please note that PowerSchool will be down for DPI maintenance March 8-11.
What's after Woods?
At last count, our 46 seniors have been admitted to 67 colleges and universities. New additions to the list include the College of William and Mary, the University of Chicago, and the UNC School of the Arts.
Families of rising seniors, stay tuned for upcoming family workshops on the college process.
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 27 - Memorial Day (no school)
May 30 - Senior Retreat (seniors only)
June 5 - Field Day
June 6 - Awards Day & last day of school
June 8 - Graduation
Spring Benefit Auction
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most colleges and universities, including UNC, NCSU, and Duke, offer a variety of camps and programs for teens.
A summer job, volunteer commitment, or other responsibility can also offer experience and scope for students' growing independence.
So rest, relax, and recreate this summer--and do something productive!
NACAC College Fair
Raleigh Convention Center
Details and to register for this free event at gotomyncf.com
Please bear this in mind when you make appointments or travel plans for next year. For high school students, missing school presents a real inconvenience as well as missed learning opportunities.
Contact Adrienne Berg
Woods Charter School
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Fulbright Distinguished Teacher