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Woodgrove Bids Farewell to Theatre Director Mr. David Noland

Woodgrove Bids Farewell to Theatre Director Mr. David Noland

Written by Dominique Cruz, Hope Davison, and Rebecca Faletti

May 15, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

After teaching at Woodgrove for nine years, long time Theatre Director David Noland will be moving on to Independence High School in Ashburn, VA as the new Theatre Director and Fine Arts Department Chair. Noland helped build Woodgrove’s Theatre program, opening the school in 2010. He has led a successful...

Woodgrove Theatre Presents: Chicago

Woodgrove Theatre Presents: Chicago

Written by Dominique Cruz, Hope Davison, and Rebecca Faletti

May 15, 2019


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A Broadway classic graces the stage at Woodgrove this spring as the drama program finishes the year with a production of Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse’s Chicago. The musical follows two female leads, Velma and Roxie, played by juniors Julia Condie and Colleen Clark. As both of the women end up in prison,...

Hernandez and Stevens Win Woodgrove Idol

Hernandez and Stevens Win Woodgrove Idol

Written by Katherin Gomez

April 22, 2019


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In pursuit of the title of Woodgrove Idol, 11 students performed in the annual vocal competition held on March 21 in Dentime. Brendon Hernandez and James Stevens took home the grand prize, a microphone-shaped trophy. The duet performed a song by country artist, John Denver, “Take Me Home, Country...

Chromebooks Continue to Enrich, Improve Woodgrove

Chromebooks Continue to Enrich, Improve Woodgrove

Written by David Hamady

April 9, 2019


Filed under News, Student News, Top Stories

Loudoun County Public Schools provided Chromebooks to students at the start of the 2018-2019 school year as a part of its “Deeper Learning” initiative. 46 schools received Chromebooks this year, 23 schools will receive them next year, and the remaining 23 schools will receive them in 2020. LCPS...

Seasonal Affective Disorder Taking a Toll on High School Students

Seasonal Affective Disorder Taking a Toll on High School Students

Written by Mia Cammarota and Annie Gilbert

March 26, 2019


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Now that spring has finally come, the weather is warmer, the days are longer, and there seems to be a new energy everywhere;  a major shift in mentality is happening all across the country, specifically for those who deal with what is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D). So, what exactly is...

Students Take Part in the Ongoing Fight for Women’s Rights

Students Take Part in the Ongoing Fight for Women’s Rights

Written by River Stone and Lainey Lynch

March 8, 2019


Filed under Local News, Student News, Top Stories

After waves of sexual harassment accusations began making headlines, actress Alyssa Milano ignited the #MeToo movement with a tweet: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted, write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” Now, over one year later, as International Women’s Day approaches,...

Woodgrove’s Top 5%

Woodgrove’s Top 5%

Written by Dominique Cruz and Cora McQuaid

February 13, 2019


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Twenty members of Woodgrove senior class were honored in December as part of the county’s excellence in Education Banquet, which recognized the top five percent in each senior class throughout the county.    In 1983, Al Sowards, LCPS’s gifted program manager, first recognized the academic achievers in the ba...

Flu Epidemic Spreads Nationwide

Flu Epidemic Spreads Nationwide

Written by Gretchen Nagle, Maryam Khan, Ashleigh Moffett, and Ryan Wilkinson

December 20, 2018


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Flu season. The most infamous scourge of winter. Fevers, coughs, sore throats, headaches, fatigue, and runny noses are all main symptoms that make people dread the flu. Woodgrove High School nurse Stephanie Lovasz says, “The flu season can start as early as October, run to March and April, and it...

LCPS Faces Security Concerns

LCPS Faces Security Concerns

Written by Connor Grahamn, Kylee Harrell & Lorallye Partlow

December 20, 2018


Filed under Local News, Student News, Top Stories

Sam Hermens, a LCPS itinerant specialized facilitator for reading who works for Loudoun County, was caught taking pictures up the skirts of female students. A Woodgrove staff member noticed the unusual behavior of Hermens, whom he originally perceived to be a student, and immediately escorted him to...

Cheating Epidemic Spreads Across LCPS

Cheating Epidemic Spreads Across LCPS

Written by Meghan Dunster, Rebecca Faletti, Maryam Khan

December 20, 2018


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Some might call it an open secret. To others, it is an epidemic. To a few, however, it may be what their academic career depends on, for better or for worse. No matter what you call it, cheating is a very real fact of life at every level of education, and it cannot go ignored. The recent advent of photo...

We’re All Human Hosts its Third Annual Color Run at Woodgrove High School

We’re All Human Hosts its Third Annual Color Run at Woodgrove High School

Written by Lainey Lynch, Meghan Dunster

November 20, 2018


Filed under News, Student News, Top Stories

The We’re All Human Club (WAH) at Woodgrove High recently hosted the third annual Color Run with six other LCPS high schools. This event is funded by the Ryan Bartel Foundation, a foundation dedicated to suicide awareness and prevention. The Color Run began in Loudoun County to support the Ryan Bartel...

Is this the Fall of Football?

Is this the Fall of Football?

Written by Casey Abashian, Maryam Khan, and Ryan Wilkinson

October 25, 2018


Filed under Local News, News, Student News, Top Stories

The homey, familiar aroma of fresh-cut grass consumes each breath as the impact of a bone-crushing tackle is heard throughout the audience. A packed house, filled to the brim with students, parents, and coaches alike erupts in approval, united over a common American pastime. Football remains the country’s...

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