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Ms. Sim’s seventh block class at their tea party. Photo provided by Ms. In Sim.

To Tea or Not to Tea

Written by Sophie Mason, Staff Writer April 8, 2024

The 400 hall is a lively place to be during the second semester. You may hear a string duet or wedding vows in passing. If you step inside Ms. In Sim's classroom, you’ll see students dressed in medieval...

Picture of Mr. Panagos’ retirement sign outside of the cafeteria. Photo provided by Sam Douglas.

Day In The Life Of Mr. Panagos

Written by Sam Douglas and Andrew Towe March 21, 2024

Mr. Timothy Panagos is widely known throughout Woodgrove and has been a part of our school's community since its opening in 2010. In his final days as our Assistant Principal, Mr. Panagos shared his daily...

A table showing the different weights for class levels in LCPS. Weighted and unweighted GPAs can be found in StudentVue or by talking to your school counselor. Graphic provided by John Hays.

A Systemic Issue: Grade Point Averages

Written by John Hays, Editor In Chief March 21, 2024

Over the years, the idea of failing has become something to look down upon, however some believe it needs to be a common occurrence in youth. The inflation of grade point averages or GPA’s is an academic...

Senior Prescott Noll and Editor of the Outlander John Hays recording an episode of their podcast the Athletic Equation. Picture provided by Mrs. Dyke.

Journalism: Writing and Making News

Written by Shae Wheeler, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

Going into the third quarter can be hard considering it is the halfway point to finishing school, but it is also course selection season.  Remember: selecting courses is not only about making sure you...

The exterior of Woodgroves clinic. Photo provided by William Den Herder.

Balancing Sickness and School

Written by Sam Douglas and John Hays March 18, 2024

Flu season is in full swing at Woodgrove High School, coinciding with the second semester getting well under way and the amount and difficulty of school work increasing. Missing one day of school can result...

Woodgrove’s newest assistant principal, Mr. Matthew Swartz. Photo provided by the official WHS website.

Welcome to Woodgrove Mr. Swartz

Written by John Hays, Editor In Chief March 14, 2024

Woodgrove welcomed a new Assistant Principal, Mr. Mathew Swartz, in late February after Mr. Timothy Panogos’ retirement. Swartz now rounds out the administrative team and joins the ranks of Woodgrove...

Woodgrove students fill their plates on International Food Night. Photo provided by Salma Jawad.

Around the World in One International Food Night

Written by Sarah Putorti and Ava Welsh March 14, 2024

For over four years, Woodgrove’s International Food Night event has served as a hub between students and the world around them. Once a year, the cafeteria is filled with food, music, dancing, and games...

Woodgroves Intensive Program, Multiple Disabilities Program, Autism Program, and Intellectual Disabilities Program join together for the Adapted PE Field Day in December, 2023.  Photo provided by Kelsey Wilson.

A Special Trade School for Special Education Students

Written by William Den Herder, Editor In Chief March 11, 2024

Education does not come easy for everyone. While many Woodgrove students often complain about their performance on a recent test, there are some Woodgrove students who work everyday to gain the skills...

 Helpers from the BetterALife organization dress up during the Christmas holiday and take pictures with children receiving presents. Photo provided by Mrs. Elizabeth Ford.

Life Changing Moments Start Here

Written by Noelle Roy February 28, 2024

Growing up in Loudoun County is often associated with money and privilege. However, that is not the case for some students and families in our local neighborhoods. Community service exists to help families...

The inside of Woodgrove’s student store, The Den, in the 400 hallway. Photo provided by Carter Salas.

Marketing Co-Op: A Unique Alternative To In-Class Learning

Written by Carter Salas February 28, 2024

The school store. A place where dozens of students go each morning to browse and buy. Whether it is to start your morning with a sugar fix or to get some proper spirit wear, the school store, or “The...

Mrs. Linda Palmisano poses with Outlander staff writer Morgan Carreiro. Photo provided by Morgan Carreiro.

Teacher Bio: Mrs. Palmisano

Written by Morgan Carreiro, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Many students can attest to the positivity that Mrs. Linda Palmisano brings to Woodgrove High School every day.  Residing in room 409, Mrs. P has been making many of Woodgrove’s students' days brighter...

Woodgrove students coloring and drawing during the Mental Health Expo. Photo provided by Sam Douglas.

Excellent Expo Thrown for Mental Health Awareness

Written by Sam Douglas, Online Editor February 12, 2024

On January 4th, Woodgrove had its annual Mental Health Expo. Put together by the DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) club, it had many activities for Woodgrove students to do to alleviate some...

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