The Woods Academy

Window on The Woods

The Prodigal Son

by Mr. Maloney, US Religion Teacher

"There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before." - Willa Cather

At The Woods, we bind the timeless with the timely.

There's no better case study to prove the point than Jesus' Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15: 11 - 32).
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Playing a Song of Gratitude

by Ellie R., 8th Grade Student

My mom always tells me that if we have a talent, God wants us to share it. I assumed that was her way of guilting me into sticking with the flute, despite how frustrating the long practices could be. It's funny that she never used that tactic on me when I wanted to quit basketball. Maybe God just never intended the world to see my basketball "talents."
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The Woods is Hot this Winter

by Mrs. Ricca, Athletic Director

The Woods has experienced much success this winter in basketball and swimming! Each team has been putting forth effort and staying focused during practice and it has paid off on the court and in the pool.
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Planning Our Trip to France

by Mme. Jibladze, US French Teacher

Recently, 7th and 8th grade students have been actively involved in planning parts of our trip to France during Spring Break. We have a few days in Paris outside of our homestay in Belfort, and students are figuring out what we’ll be doing during those days.
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Why Robotics?

by Mr. Smith, 5th Grade Math & Science Teacher

Over the past few weeks, our 5th grade students have begun a science unit on programming and robotics. Students are tasked with building their Lego EV3 Robot and then tackling objectives by designing programs on their chromebooks for their robot to complete on our robotics table.
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Friendship, Love, and Kindness

by Mrs. Fogarty & Ms. Robertson, 1st Grade Teachers

The Woods Academy hosted a “Mothers' Visiting Day” where we participated in a project focusing on pop-art. February is a special time of year where we remember love, kindness, and friendship.
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Algebra Instruction & Academic Optimism

by Mr. Paoletti, 7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher

Students in eighth grade have just completed their first mid-term exam in Algebra for the school year, and they have been working hard all year to increase their algebraic awareness and problem solving abilities. They have worked so hard and look forward to seeing the benefits of this instruction as they approach their high school career.
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Why Literature Circles?

by Ms. Talbot & Mrs. Mullally, 4th Grade Teachers

Why do you think Aslan sacrificed himself for Edmund? Do you know what the word pavilion means? If you had stopped by the fourth grade classrooms last week, these are bits of conversations you may have heard.
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