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Confusion Sparks Controversy Over LCPS and Dr. Seuss

Written by Maeve Bauer, Mason Vacca, and Claire Davison May 25, 2021

On February 27th, Loudoun County Public Schools responded to rumours that the county was banning Dr. Seuss books.  An on-line statement read:     “Schools in LCPS, and across the country,...

Collecting Photos of Staff and Students’ School Setup

Written by Ainsleigh Shipp, David Hamady, and Meghan Dunster November 5, 2020

The Loudoun County Public School system took to distance learning for the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, which led to many students and teachers having to create their own workspace in their homes.                                      

Advocates preparing to speak at the LCPS school board meeting

New Diverse Classroom Libararies Spark Controversy

Written by Benjamin Alter, Maryam Khan, and Ashleigh Moffett December 19, 2019

This past summer, Loudoun County Public Schools carried out an initiative to better represent students of a variety of social and ethnic backgrounds by introducing “diverse classroom libraries” into...

‘Safe2Talk’ App is Introduced to Help LCPS Students

‘Safe2Talk’ App is Introduced to Help LCPS Students

Written by David Hamady December 6, 2019

To promote school-related safety, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) and LCPS have joined forces, creating the “Safe2Talk” app. This app allows students to anonymously report issues that...

Fall Editorial: LCPS Needs to Live up to Its Full Potential

Fall Editorial: LCPS Needs to Live up to Its Full Potential

Written by Maryam Khan November 15, 2019

Loudoun County, Virginia is not only one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation, but it’s also one of the richest. With a fast-growing population comes diversity and cultural assimilation, as ...

Crowded junior parking lot. Photo by Kylee Harrell.

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...

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...

Mr. Shipp (left) and Ms. Holland (right). Photo by David Hamady.

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...

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...

Photo provided by Geri Fiore.

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....

Editorial: School Safety

Editorial: School Safety

The recent arrests of teachers within the Loudoun County Public School system has raised many concerns among students and parents alike. Where is LCPs going wrong when it comes to 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...

Woodgrove Resource Officer McCarten. Photo by Lorallye Partlow

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...

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