The Woodgrove Outlander

Unsung Heroes of Woodgrove: Holland Accounts for Every Penny

Unsung Heroes of Woodgrove: Holland Accounts for Every Penny

Written by David Hamady

June 7, 2019

The Woodgrove Outlander Sits Down With Woodgrove's Bookkeeper Teresa Holland Although her office is tucked away and concealed from students, WHS Bookkeeper Teresa Holland handles well over a million dollars every school year. As the school’s bookkeeper, Holland must account for every bit of money...

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...

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...

Editorial: School Safety

Editorial: School Safety

Written by Hope Davison and River Stone

December 20, 2018

In early October, a student was raped by his teammates at Tuscarora High School. Three weeks later, an Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) reading specialist was charged with three felony counts of unlawfully filming female students. Two weeks after that, a Park View teacher was arrested for an alleged...

LCPS Faces Security Concerns

LCPS Faces Security Concerns

Written by Connor Grahamn, Kylee Harrell & Lorallye Partlow

December 20, 2018

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

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...

A Look Inside the New Academies of Loudoun Building

A Look Inside the New Academies of Loudoun Building

Written by Carissa Vergeres

October 23, 2018

Loudoun County Public Schools’ new Academy of Engineering & Technology just opened in the new Academies of Loudoun building and the reveal was nothing less than stunning. The Academy offers programs and classes that focus on varied programs including nursing, engineering, information technology,...

Woodgrove SCA Ends School Year with Flurry of Activities

Woodgrove SCA Ends School Year with Flurry of Activities

Written by Lauren Markowski

April 24, 2017

The Student Council Association has had a busy school year, and they show no signs of slowing down. The SCA just finished helping the Global Ambassadors Club with the foreign exchange program, held multiple fundraisers for St. Jude's Hospital, and they are currently in the midst of election season. The...

What to Do When Snowed In

What to Do When Snowed In

Written by Colette Fralen and Caroline Potts

December 16, 2016

The beloved 6 AM phone call from Wayde Byard marks yet another start to a great day. School has been canceled due to inclement weather. Apart from getting a few extra hours of sleep, getting snowed-in means having to find ways to occupying oneself. Some people love going outside and playing in the snow;...

The Marching Wolverines to Perform at Disney World

The Marching Wolverines to Perform at Disney World

Written by Rebecca Faletti and Caroline Potts

December 16, 2016

It’s off to the happiest place on Earth. January 26 to 29, the Marching Wolverines will be heading off to Orlando, Florida to participate in Walt Disney World’s ‘Festival of Fantasy’ parade to continue a season that has given them much success. The Marching Wolverines’ season culminated in...

Loudoun County Honors Top Students

Loudoun County Honors Top Students

Written by Sarah Snare

December 14, 2016

Loudoun County Public Schools hosted the 34th annual Excellence in Education Banquet on December 4, 2016 at the National Conference Center to honor the highest achieving seniors of each high school. Invitations were sent out in early October inviting the top 5% of each school’s senior class to attend...

Wayde Byard: Mild Mannered Public Information Officer, or Legend? You decide.

Wayde Byard: Mild Mannered Public Information Officer, or Legend? You decide.

Written by Adeline Furlow

June 7, 2016

The man, the myth, the legend: LCPS Public Information officer Wayde Byard. Famous across Loudoun County for his early morning phone calls alerting students and their families of snow days and other important occurrences, Byard has become a mascot of sorts to students throughout the county. Although...

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