The Woodgrove Outlander

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...

New Diverse Classroom Libararies Spark Controversy

Advocates preparing to speak at the LCPS school board meeting

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 schools throughout the county. These libraries, a collection of culturally responsive and diverse...

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,...

‘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 could endanger the school environment. Safe2Talk is available for free download through the App Store...

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...

Woodgrove’s Top 5%

Photo provided by Geri Fiore.

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...

VHSL 4A North Regional Track and Field Meet

VHSL 4A North Regional Track and Field Meet

Written by Jack Klimek and Brady Reynolds

June 10, 2015

Woodgrove High School hosted the VHSL Region 4A North Track and Field meet where high schools from around the state came to participate in a competitive field of athletes, on May 28. Woodgrove’s Track and Field team finished at the Region 4A meet with outstanding performances from several individuals...

Woodgrove’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Compete at Worlds in Michigan

Woodgrove’s Odyssey of the Mind Team Compete at Worlds in Michigan

Written by Hailey Dunster

June 10, 2015

Woodgrove’s Odyssey of the Mind team qualified for the Worlds Finals at Michigan State University from May 20th-May 23rd and ended up placing 24th in the world with a score of 247.21. Sophomores Harrison Furlow, Elyse Morris, Patrick Ramsey, Ben Taylor, Joe Warndorf, Molly Warndorf, and David Zhang...

Faculty Struts Their Stuff in Talent Show

Faculty Struts Their Stuff in Talent Show

Written by Alivia McAtee, Ali McBride, Grace Robinson

June 2, 2015

Woodgrove’s auditorium came alive with dancing, music, and applause, thanks to the PBIS sponsored Faculty Talent Show on April 23. Students paid $1 to attend the show during flex, with proceeds benefitting Woodgrove’s PBIS program. Upon entering the auditorium, students were offered beaded necklaces...

Woodgrove Honors Retiring Teachers

Woodgrove Honors Retiring Teachers

Written by Faith Ralston and Sarah Snare

June 2, 2015

Nicholas Sparks once wrote, “Good teachers are priceless. They inspire you, they entertain you, and you end up learning a ton even when you don’t know it.” This quote applies to many of the teachers of Woodgrove, several of whom are retiring this year. Edward Brosh, Johanna Cona, Samantha Purvis,...

Mars One Takes Next Step in Colonizing Red Planet

Mars One Takes Next Step in Colonizing Red Planet

Written by Carl Huber and Trey McCleary

June 2, 2015

Human settlement on Mars is a realistic possibility as the Mars One organization has developed a program to send 24 people from around the world on a one-way trip to the Red Planet. Bas Lansdorp and Arno Wielders founded the Mars One program, a Netherlands-based nonprofit group, in 2011 with the purpose...

Shipp and Thomas Honored at VSCA Convention

Shipp and Thomas Honored at VSCA Convention

Written by Leah Onderdonk and Andrea Zabkowski

May 29, 2015

Woodgrove captured the limelight at the Virginia Student Council Association convention, where junior Ryan Thomas was named president of the VSCA for the 2015-2016 school year, Principal Sam Shipp was named Virginia Administrator of the Year, and Woodgrove received the Achievement Award for the fifth...

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