The Woodgrove Outlander

COVID-19 Changed the World, but Students Remain Resilient

Woodgrove Junior Anna Lippert finishes 1,000 piece puzzle while in quarantine. Photo by Anna Lippert.
May 21, 2020

On the night of March 11, Loudoun County Public School students went to bed unaware that their lives were about to change. The global Covid-19 pandemic had been ravaging parts of Asia and Europe, with...

Former WHS Athletes ‘Lace up’ Beyond High School

January 17, 2020

Being a high school athlete has its challenges, but becoming a collegiate athlete takes a whole different level of dedication and drive. Known for its sports, Woodgrove has had many athletes play at the...

New Diverse Classroom Libararies Spark Controversy

Advocates preparing to speak at the LCPS school board meeting
December 19, 2019

This past summer, Loudoun County Public Schools carried out an initiative to better represent students of a variety of social and ethnic backgrounds by introducing “diverse classroom libraries” into...

Transgender Student Pushes for Equality Despite Pushback

Transgender Student Pushes for Equality Despite Pushback
December 19, 2019

When transgender student Hannah Hurt spoke to the Loudoun County School Board urging protection against the discrimination of the LGBTQ community, she never imagined that she would later be featured in...

‘Safe2Talk’ App is Introduced to Help LCPS Students

‘Safe2Talk’ App is Introduced to Help LCPS Students
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...

Marching Band’s Dedication Pays Off with Win

Marching Band’s Dedication Pays Off with Win
November 13, 2019

From dark, foggy mornings to late scorching summer evenings, marching band knows all too well of what hard work and persistence means. Band camp, in late summer, is ten hours for two weeks straight. Practice...

Meet Woodgrove’s New Theater Teacher, Ms. Addie Schafer

Ms. Schafer poses in front of the Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship sign. Photo provided by Stephen McClanahan
November 13, 2019

With the school year successfully in motion, the Woodgrove Fine Arts Department has welcomed a new addition to the theater sector. Woodgrove’s new theater director, Addie Schafer, has taken the role...

Woodgrove Enforces Parking Policy for Student Lots

Crowded junior parking lot. Photo by Kylee Harrell.
November 11, 2019

Many students have taken issue with the enforcement of the $200 fee to park in distant lots on school grounds. Upon investigation, The Outlander has found that there has been no change in policy, just...

Samuel Hermens’ Verdict Decided Almost a Year Later

Samuel Hermens' Verdict Decided Almost a Year Later
November 7, 2019

Samuel Hermens, a teaching coach employed by Loudoun County Public Schools, was sentenced to two years in prison in July after his conviction on unlawful filming of female students at Woodgrove High School....

Equity Issues Provoke County-Wide Concern

Equity Issues Provoke County-Wide Concern
November 7, 2019

New concerns regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion practices in Loudoun County Public Schools surfaced in a recent report submitted to Superintendent Eric Williams. The issues spurred an investigative...

Woodgrove Bids Farewell to Theatre Director Mr. David Noland

Theater Director David Noland.
May 15, 2019

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...

Woodgrove Theatre Presents: Chicago

Bottom left (clockwise): Katerina Niemann, Georgia Orfanides, Emily Reeps, Jenna Kennedy, Everly Soyka, and Julia Condie in their rendition of the “Cell Block Tango.”
May 15, 2019

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...

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