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Journey of Reflection

Our Upper School students celebrated the Stations of the Cross on March 18th at chapel.  The Stations of the Cross is a communal prayer where the students made a spiritual pilgrimage to the sights of Jesus ' last few hours of his life.  It follows Jesus from his sentence of death by Pontius Pilate through his burial in the tomb.

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A group of Grade 8 students frozen food items into bags.

This week in the Upper School, our seventh and eighth grade students participated in community service trips to help out members of the DMV area. Our eighth graders visited the SHARE Food Warehouse, and they were able to package over 1,700 items for the clients of Catholic Charities. Our seventh graders participated in a food drive with the organization Small Things Matter. In about two hours, our seventh graders were able to package and distribute over 375 bundles to the clients of Small Things Matter. 

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Group photo of Woods students holding up their white board with sentences they wrote from a group activity.

As a Spanish teacher, I am always seeking innovative ways to make language learning enjoyable and effective for students. One aspect of language acquisition that often presents challenges is grammar, specifically identifying definite and indefinite articles. However, with the right approach, learning grammar can be both engaging and memorable for students.

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Woods Varsity Girls A basketball team posing with their award.

Our Mighty Owls worked hard and put out a lot of effort this winter season. We have 9 different basketball teams and one Swim Club. About 90% of our 5th – 8th grade students participated in a sport or managed a team this winter. We offered competitive schedules that provide mid-season and end of season tournaments for our A teams and less competitive schedules for our teams that are still working on their skills and learning the game. They play games against other local private and independent schools. 

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Family Mission Statements

Many of our community members often describe The Woods Academy as their second home, which makes sense as children spend more than half of their waking hours at school during the school year. Because children spend so much time at school, a collaboration between parents and schools is essential as this partnership can have a profound impact on a child’s growth and success.

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Pre-K 3 to Grade 8: The Advantage of Being a Woods Lifer

When a child begins at The Woods Academy at age 3 and graduates in Grade 8, we call them a “Lifer” - they will have spent more time at The Woods then they will in high school and college combined. This is a place where many of their firsts happen - first field trip, first science project, first musical, and more. This is a magical time in their life, being at The Woods from age 3 - Grade 8, and we are honored to play a role in their educational development.

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The Woods Academy Magazine - Summer 2023 Edition

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