Words from the Woods

December 2018

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A Dramatic Evening with PETER/WENDY

The theatre club presents PETER/WENDY, a play by Jeremy Bloom this week on the Woods stage!

Join us for exceptional live action drama with an all-female ensemble and a new twist on a favorite tale.

Shows at 7pm on Dec. 6, 7, & 8.

Admission is free--donations are welcome.

PreACT / PSAT scores

PreACT scores are in. They were distributed to all G10 students on 11/29. Scores are also available online through an account with act.org. All students should make an account. Using their Woods emails and password information is recommended.

Parents and students can access and complete the pretest portion and create an ACT profile at the following website:


PSAT scores will be in around 12/8. G11 students who took the PSAT will receive scores at school and via their College Board accounts.

Mid-term Exams 12/19-21

Mid-term exams will be help on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 19-21.

  • Each day has a morning and an afternoon session.
  • Students are not required to attend school if they do not have an exam.
  • Study leave forms will be sent home in the coming days.
  • There will be a study hall for students who are on campus but do not have a scheduled exam.
  • Students are expected to attend exams as scheduled.

Wed. 12/19

8:30-12:20 1st period classes

1:15-3:05 2nd period classes

Thurs. 12/20

8:30-12:20 3rd period classes

1:15-3:05 4th period classes

Friday. 12/21

8:30-12:20 6th period classes

1:15-3:05 7th period classes

Enrichments Are Coming!

The annual Enrichments season will ramp up for 8 weeks in February and March.

This is a great opportunity for students with a special interest, experience, or talent to take a leadership role in planning and leading an Enrichment.

We encourage students to develop ideas and step up with their coolest plans for enriching Enrichments. Ideas can be submitted here.

Book Fair at McIntyre's

McIntyre's Fine Books is partnering with our PTSA for holiday shopping needs!

They have an excellent selection of books and gifts for the readers in your life, and 20% of all sales go back to Woods.

Thursday, December 6, 10am-7pm

Fearrington Village

Winter Break!

Winter Break begins after the last exam on 12/21.

School resumes on Monday, 1/7 at the regular time.

Resources for parenting

Making Caring Common , a project at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, has lots of thoughtful, helpful resources on parenting and educating our children.

Two of the topics I've been reading on lately are College admissions and Caring, Empathy, and Concern for the Common Good.

I also like A Parent's Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning from Edutopia.

You may find them interesting--thought I'd share.

Contact Adrienne Berg

High School Director

Woods Charter School

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Fulbright Distinguished Teacher

Health guidelines

Please note that best health practices are to keep students home when sick.

Students should stay home from school for 24 hours after having a fever, and 48 hours after vomiting. We encourage resting for recovery!

Absences due to illness are excused; please send an explanatory note to the advisor within three days.

Students have three school days extension on missed work.