The Woodgrove Outlander

Despite Non-Traditional End to Year, the Class of 2020 Perseveres

Written by Meghan Dunster, Jordan Fiala, Charley Piercy, and Carissa Vergeres

June 8, 2020

The class of 2020 is leaving the Wolverine den as the Coronavirus brings the seniors' high school careers to a sudden end. Senior year memories such as prom, the last day of school, the senior prank, and a traditional graduation ceremony have all been stripped from the Class of 2020.  Despite the...

Senior Staff Send Off

Woodgrove Outlander staff and administration celebrating Woodgrove’s 10 year anniversary. Photo by Dustin Talwar

Written by Riley Castellano, Jordan Fiala, Anna Lockhart, and Kennedy Vacca

June 4, 2020

Despite having their senior year come to a halt and many milestones missed, the Woodgrove Outlander senior staff members deserve a proper farewell. Below is a look back on this resilient group’s  baby photos, higher education plans, and their contribution to The Woodgrove Outlander.  Jordan Fiala Print...

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.

Written by Annie Gilbert, Robbie Showers, Chris Tuttle, Ryan Wilkinson, and Ryan Wright

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 the first case confirmed in Virginia a few days earlier. On March 12, the call to cancel school went...

LCPS Adjusts Academic School Year After Covid-19 Sweeps the Nation

Woodgrove High School during the school closure. Photo taken by Mia Cammarota.

Written by Mia Cammarota, Emma Tetreault, Ainsleigh Shipp, and David Hamady

May 20, 2020

The unexpected happened when COVID-19 swept the nation, forcing Woodgrove students out of school for the remainder of the 2020 school year. Gradebooks were frozen, on-line school was slow to begin, and everyday changes made by the state and national government altered the stereotypical high school e...

Transgender Student Pushes for Equality Despite Pushback

Transgender Student Pushes for Equality Despite Pushback

Written by Annie Gilbert, David Hamady, and Carissa Vegeres

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 YouTube videos by the conservative action group known as The Public Advocate of the US. In February,...

Construction on Route 9 Poses Inconvenience for Students and Staff

“Rethink9” sign posted on the Hillsboro Old Stone School building.

Written by Mia Cammarota, Ainsleigh Shipp, Robbie Showers, and Emma Tetreault

December 19, 2019

Route 9, a road that allows over 17,000 vehicles to commute daily, is going to be shut down for reconstruction that could take at least 12 months. This will not only affect traveling for West and Northern Virginia commuters, but also many of the staff and students’ Woodgrove. The road passes through the old town...

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

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

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 High School Celebrates 10 Years

Woodgrove Outlander staff and administration celebrating Woodgrove’s 10 year anniversary. Photo by Dustin Talwar

Written by Jordan Fiala, Maryam Khan, and Logan Johnson

November 7, 2019

Over the last 200 million minutes, Woodgrove High School has secured 12 athletic state championships, has won the Wells Fargo Cup, and has been honored with a myriad of awards from academic competitions to fine arts. Despite its controversial opening, Woodgrove has built a community of success. Flash...

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 High School Heads into Year Ten: Revisiting the History

Woodgrove High School Heads into Year Ten: Revisiting the History

Written by Logan Johnson

June 6, 2019

It is the year of 1999-2000 school year. Students at Loudoun Valley High School shuffle through their one-way hallway trying desperately to make it to class on the other side of the building without running into someone. With the student population practically doubling since 1995, the plans for a new...

Restaurant Reviews: Eating at Loudoun County’s Hidden Gems

Dolce and Ciabatta sandwich

Written by Connor Graham, Dillon Holdridge, and Sarah Murtaugh

May 15, 2019

A first date. Dinner before a school dance. A victory meal with your team after a tough game. Some of the best high school memories are made in restaurants, whether it be fast food or fine dining. Food is much more than just eating for high school students- it’s a source of socialization. To help you...

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