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Marching Band’s Dedication Pays Off with Win

Marching Band’s Dedication Pays Off with Win

Written by Ashleigh Moffett, Logan Johnson, and Ryan Wright

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 during the school year can be up to three hours or more, including body warm ups, marching pract...

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

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

Written by Logan Johnson, Ashleigh Moffet, and Ryan Wright

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 for Woodgrove’s long time theater teacher, David Noland, who is now teaching at the newest Loudoun...

Woodgrove Enforces Parking Policy for Student Lots

Woodgrove Enforces Parking Policy for Student Lots

Written by Kylee Harrell, Ryan Wilkinson, and Robbie Showers

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 greater enforcement of the rules. This has caused much confusion amongst students who assumed they...

Samuel Hermens’ Verdict Decided Almost a Year Later

Samuel Hermens’ Verdict Decided Almost a Year Later

Written by Annie Gilbert and Kildea McMahon

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. According to the Loudoun Times Mirror, there may be as many as twenty victims. Hermens was...

Equity Issues Provoke County-Wide Concern

Equity Issues Provoke County-Wide Concern

Written by Mia Cammarota and Carissa Vergeres

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 report in a recent edition of The Washington Post and has sparked discussions and change county...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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