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It is hard to believe we are already at the start of the second semester!

We had a great first semester in the Middle School with so many fun events. We hosted four Teacher Appreciation Events (luncheons and breakfasts). Thank you, Sheila Cornelius and Brantley Abrams, for always making those luncheons so beautiful, delicious, and inviting for the MS teachers and staff. Every detail was perfect, the food was delicious, and the presentation was always so elegant. We also enjoyed a great Family Tailgate and BBQ before one of our home football games this fall. It was a GREAT night! Thank you, Amanda Ayres, for all of your hard work in planning such a fun night for all of the MS families to enjoy. Every detail was perfect, and it was a great night thanks to your leadership. Thank you, Liz White and Meredith Sorrow, and all the other volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the event a huge success! Prior to the BBQ, the MS students enjoyed an afternoon of fun at the MS Social. It was a great day all the way around! During first semester, we also had the pleasure of joining the MS faculty and staff in supporting the December Child Service Project! This was the eighteenth year the MS supported this project, and it was fun to be a part of it. Thank you to everyone who participated in the project this year. As the holiday season approached, the MS was decorated to create a festive, holiday feel. Thank you to Laura Drucker and her team of volunteers for making the MS lobby such a festive, beautiful place during the holiday season. We rounded out the first semester by providing the MS students biscuits each morning during exams. Hopefully, everyone had a great week of exams. Congratulations on a great first semester!

We have several events planned for the second semester and are very excited about each of them. We start the semester with a Welcome Back Hot Cocoa on January 7 at 2:30 p.m. The link to volunteer or donate cookies for this event is located below. We always appreciate your help and hope you will consider participating in this event. We have Teacher Appreciation Luncheons scheduled for February, March, April, and May and a Parent Social for all MS Parents in April. We will round out second semester with an Ice Cream Social for the MS students on the last day of classes, and we will provide biscuits to the students during spring exams. Please check the website, the save the date information below and read this monthly newsletter each month for more specific details.

Thank you to all of our parents for volunteering your time and supporting the MS Parent Community events. We truly appreciate your support and could not do all that we do without you! Volunteers are always needed. It is a great way to get involved and meet other WA parents. Plus, it is fun to be on campus with the students. Please consider volunteering and staying connected to your child's Woodward experience. If you are not sure where to start, feel free to contact one of us. We are here to help. We look forward to working with you during the second semester.


On January 7, we will host a hot cocoa for the Middle School students during study hall. We still need volunteers to donate cookies and candy canes and to help with this event. Please consider assisting with this event.

Academy Coffee

Whether you’re stopping by the Consignment Shop or dropping off your student, come by to grab a cup of coffee, connect to the WiFi, and catch up with your fellow WA parents!

Join us for the next Academy Coffee on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, and again on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

Date: First Wednesdays

Time: 8 - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Gresham Chapel Activity Room, Main Campus


  • January 5, 2016 - Second Semester Begins!
  • January 6, 2016 - Academy Coffee, 8 - 10:30 a.m. (Gresham Chapel)
  • January 7, 2016 - Welcome Back Hot Cocoa, 2:30 - 3:20 p.m. (MS Cafeteria)
  • January 18, 2016 - MLK Holiday (School Closed)
  • February 3, 2016 - Academy Coffee, 8 - 10:30 a.m. (Gresham Chapel)

Save the Date

Here are the remainder of events coming up this spring. Please mark your calendar and sign up to participate.


Gretchen Riviere, Chair


Stephanie Marinac, Vice Chair


Sarah Cottingham, Secretary/Treasurer

Website: www.woodward.edu/parent-community

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