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Spring Break Destinations in the Virginia Area

Spring Break Destinations in the Virginia Area

Written by Carissa Vegeres

April 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Top Stories

There are countless things to do in Virginia during spring break, from thrilling theme parks to warm beaches, there is a tremendous amount of beautiful scenery here to enjoy with friends and families. Enjoy the family-friendly theme parks by starting at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. Another choice is ...

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...

Rising Freshman Visit Woodgrove on Expo Day

Rising Freshman Visit Woodgrove on Expo Day

Written by Ainsleigh Shipp

April 3, 2019


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Expo Day allows all rising ninth graders the opportunity to experience everything Woodgrove has to offer. Woodgrove SCA and Facetime leaders served as mentors on March 21 at the annual event. Expo day is a half day of school where the eighth graders learn about Woodgrove’s clubs, athletics, and academics....

Looking For a Job? Purcellville and Leesburg Businesses are Hiring

Looking For a Job? Purcellville and Leesburg Businesses are Hiring

Written by Jordan Fiala, Lorallye Partlow, and Kennedy Vacca

March 8, 2019


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High school consumes much of students’ time, but as young adults there is always a constant need for some extra money. Having to search for nearby jobs is not always easy with heavy workloads and busy schedules. Below are possible job opportunities surrounding our local area of Leesburg and Purcellville,...

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,...

6-1 Vote Concludes Debate Over Preservation of African American Grave Sites

6-1 Vote Concludes Debate Over Preservation of African American Grave Sites

Written by Chris Tuttle

March 8, 2019


Filed under Local News, Top Stories

Following years of protest and negotiation, the The Loudoun Freedom Center, as well as many local African American groups, were met with success, after a 6-1 vote in the Leesburg Town Council rescinded a proposal leasing Sycolin Cemetery to local businesses. Instead, the historic African American gravesite...

Northam Faces Fire for Racist Yearbook Photos

Northam Faces Fire for Racist Yearbook Photos

Written by Maryam Khan and River Stone

March 8, 2019


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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam refuses to step down amid growing calls for his resignation, after a photo from his medical school yearbook depicting racist paraphernalia surfaced in early February. The yearbook photo features a student in blackface standing next to a man wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe,...

Woodgrove’s Top 5%

Woodgrove’s Top 5%

Written by Dominique Cruz and Cora McQuaid

February 13, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

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


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

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...

Centers of Outreach Provide Assistance for Loudoun’s Less Fortunate

Centers of Outreach Provide Assistance for Loudoun’s Less Fortunate

Written by Casey Abashian, Ben Alter and Daniel Alvarez

December 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Homelessness is a national epidemic, and is dealt with in many different ways. According to the Homelessness in Metropolitan Washington survey, 113 people experienced homelessness in Loudoun County at the end of 2017, a 15.6% increase from the previous year. Loudoun County continues to help its small,...

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


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

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...

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