The Woodgrove Outlander

Despite Non-Traditional End to Year, the Class of 2020 Perseveres

Written by Meghan Dunster, Jordan Fiala, Charley Piercy, and Carissa Vergeres

June 8, 2020

The class of 2020 is leaving the Wolverine den as the Coronavirus brings the seniors' high school careers to a sudden end. Senior year memories such as prom, the last day of school, the senior prank, and a traditional graduation ceremony have all been stripped from the Class of 2020.  Despite the...

Senior Staff Send Off

Woodgrove Outlander staff and administration celebrating Woodgrove’s 10 year anniversary. Photo by Dustin Talwar

Written by Riley Castellano, Jordan Fiala, Anna Lockhart, and Kennedy Vacca

June 4, 2020

Despite having their senior year come to a halt and many milestones missed, the Woodgrove Outlander senior staff members deserve a proper farewell. Below is a look back on this resilient group’s  baby photos, higher education plans, and their contribution to The Woodgrove Outlander.  Jordan Fiala Print...

Holiday Recipes for Everyone to Enjoy

Holiday Recipes for Everyone to Enjoy

Written by Kaitlyn Brooks, Aidan Leahy, and Megan Murphy

December 20, 2019

All over the world, the holidays are celebrated with cheerful music, family gatherings, and scrumptious food. After interviewing numerous Woodgrove High School students from a variety of cultures, the perfect recipes to satisfy your holiday cravings are right around the corner. Radiant Ratatouille The...

New Years Traditions Celebrated Around the World

Written by Meghan Dunster, Lainey Lynch, and Ryan Wright

December 20, 2019

Whether it’s watching the ball drop in Times Square or eating twelve grapes in Spain, each culture celebrates New Year’s Day as a time to start fresh with a clean slate. Around the world, New Year’s Day is enriched in different cultural activities with unique food, festivities, and traditions. Although...

‘Safe2Talk’ App is Introduced to Help LCPS Students

‘Safe2Talk’ App is Introduced to Help LCPS Students

Written by David Hamady

December 6, 2019

To promote school-related safety, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and LCPS have joined forces, creating the “Safe2Talk” app. This app allows students to anonymously report issues that could endanger the school environment. Safe2Talk is available for free download through the App Store...

SCA Stays Busy Planning School Events

SCA members Charley Piercy and Ava Eckenrode host the Homecoming Pep Rally. Photo by Kildea McMahon

Written by Mia Cammarota, Carissa Vergeres, Kildea McMahon, and Charley Piercy

November 13, 2019

  Every year big events are put together on behalf of the school, but what people may not know are the students behind it all. Homecoming, Woodgrove Idol, and pep rallies are all part of the Woodgrove High School experience. The Student Council Association (SCA) members spend countless hours planni...

Making the Decision Between AP and DE: What Choice is Best For You?

Juniors Jamie Prack, Maya Lombardo, Anna Lippert, and Hope Fahrner studying for AP classes. Photo taken by Annie Gilbert.

Written by Annie Gilbert, Emma Tetreault, and Ainsleigh Shipp

November 7, 2019

As Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes are becoming more popular, making the decision between the two can be very stressful for high school students, especially with the multitude of benefits for each class. The opportunity to receive college credit in high school can give students a huge...

Unsung Heroes of Woodgrove: Holland Accounts for Every Penny

Mr. Shipp (left) and Ms. Holland (right). Photo by David Hamady.

Written by David Hamady

June 7, 2019

The Woodgrove Outlander Sits Down With Woodgrove's Bookkeeper Teresa Holland Although her office is tucked away and concealed from students, WHS Bookkeeper Teresa Holland handles well over a million dollars every school year. As the school’s bookkeeper, Holland must account for every bit of money...

Woodgrove High School Heads into Year Ten: Revisiting the History

Woodgrove High School Heads into Year Ten: Revisiting the History

Written by Logan Johnson

June 6, 2019

It is the year of 1999-2000 school year. Students at Loudoun Valley High School shuffle through their one-way hallway trying desperately to make it to class on the other side of the building without running into someone. With the student population practically doubling since 1995, the plans for a new...

Undercover Heroes: Jackson and Wilt Work Work Tirelessly Behind the Scenes

Undercover Heroes: Jackson and Wilt Work Work Tirelessly Behind the Scenes

Written by Rachel Schneeberg

June 6, 2019

Running Woodgrove requires more than teachers. It takes hundreds of staff members working behind the scenes; some cleaning the school, others solving mechanical issues and still others maintaining the fields surrounding the school. These people arrive long before students wake up and are there after...

In the Past Year CBD has Become a Popular form of Natural Medicine

A bottle of CBD oil, commonly applied on the skin. Photo by Creative Commons.

Written by Annie Gilbert

June 6, 2019

Cannabidiol (CBD oil) is a legal, non-intoxicating extract sourced from marijuana plants that can come in many different forms such as gummies or a lotion. Since its legalization in all 50 states in 2018, CBD oil has become a major craze, with some critics raving over it and others questioning its eff...

A Student Guide to Choosing AP or DE Classes

In the picture, sophomores Peyton Tarrant and Lindsay Bergman study for AP World History.

Written by Ainsleigh Shipp

June 4, 2019

Taking classes and getting college credit for them seems like something that’s only reserved for college students, but that isn’t true. With Dual Enrollment classes becoming more popular in the county, it plagues students with the question of which is better, Dual Enrollment or Advanced Placement,...

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