Middle School Parent Community

Woodward Academy - October Update

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Register to volunteer for Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Please join us in celebrating our terrific Woodward teachers at the October Middle School Teacher Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, October 14. Click on the sign up button above to volunteer and for more information. Thank you!

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Family BBQ Tailgate - October 23! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT!

On Friday, Oct. 23, Middle School students have a Fall Social after school on the Middle School campus. After the social, students will be escorted to the Lower School Cafeteria & Courtyard at 6:00 pm to join their parents and family for a tailgate. Low Country Barbeque will provide delicious BBQ, Hot Dog and Vegetarian options. After dinner, we will cheer on the War Eagle Varsity Football team as they take on Sandy Creek! Kickoff is 7:30 pm.

We hope you can come enjoy the fun!

  • If you are unable to attend, please make arrangements for your child to leave Middle School by 6:00pm.
  • All Middle School Students must be accompanied by an adult at the BBQ and Varsity Football Game.
  • Don't forget your Parent Athletic Pass! It can be found in Haiku. If you need help, please contact helpdesk@woodward.edu or waparentcommunity@gmail.com.
  • Reservation Deadline is Thursday, October 15.
  • Advance order is required for this event. No walk up meals will be available.
  • This event is indoors, so it will take place rain or shine. (We are sorry that no refunds can be offered).
  • Questions: Amanda Ayres ~ Ayres1108@gmail.com
Get tickets now!

Don’t miss this fun family event on Oct. 23!


Reservation Deadline is Thursday, October 15. Meals are $12.95 each. All Meals (BBQ (pork or chicken), hot dog, roasted veg. sandwich) include choice of Iced Tea, Lemonade, or Water and come with baked beans, southern coleslaw, chips & cookies.

We need your help! Click here to Volunteer for the BBQ

We would love your help! This is a great way to meet other MS Parents. We need: Balloon Pick Up (1 needed) Set Up (1 needed) Drink Table (4 needed) Line Servers - choose from 2 different shifts (7 people needed each shift)



WA Parent Programming Calendar

“Executive Functioning” Managing Complex Children

Thursday, October 8, 2015; 8:30-10:00AM

Location: Gresham Chapel (Main Campus). Click here to: Register to attend!

Carol Matheson, Ph.D, Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Matheson specializes in working with children and adolescents targeting ADHD, behavioral issues, anger management, depression, and anxiety. She also offers psychological evaluations addressing possible ADHD, learning disabilities, processing deficits, dyslexia, or emotional/behavioral issues. She provides individual counseling, parent coaching, and psychological evaluations. She also works with schools in terms of observations or consultation.

She has worked with children and adolescents for over 20 years in hospital, private practice, and public/private school settings.

Click here to: Register to attend!

“From Stressed to Success: Conscious Parenting for Kids in a Complex World”

Thursday, November 5, 2015; 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Location: Gresham Chapel (Main Campus). Click here to: Register to attend!

Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster

In this interactive presentation, parents will learn:

  • 2 major stressors that challenge most families in this day and age

  • A simple 4 step process parents can use to learn to manage your own stress

  • Some surprisingly simple strategies to begin to calm the chaos in your home

Click here to: Register to attend!


  • October 7 - Academy Coffee, 8 - 10:30 am (Gresham Chapel)
  • October 12 - Fall Holiday (School Closed)
  • October 14 - Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • October 23 - Fall Social 3 - 6:00 pm (MS Quad)
  • October 23 - Family Tailgate BBQ, 5:30 - 7:30 pm (Lower School Cafeteria)
  • November 1 - Main Campus Admissions Open House 2 - 5:00 pm
  • November 4 - Academy Coffee, 8 - 10:30 am (Gresham Chapel)


It is time to raise your Woodward flag and shine your car magnet. It is Open House season for Admissions. Please let friends and neighbors know about Woodward Academy's Open House.

November 1 at Main Campus. 2 - 5 p.m.

November 8 at Woodward North. 2 - 4 p.m.


Gretchen Riviere, Chair


Sarah Cottingham, Secretary/Treasurer

Website: www.woodward.edu/parent-community

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