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...

Hernandez and Stevens Win Woodgrove Idol

Hernandez and Stevens Win Woodgrove Idol

Written by Katherin Gomez

April 22, 2019

In pursuit of the title of Woodgrove Idol, 11 students performed in the annual vocal competition held on March 21 in Dentime. Brendon Hernandez and James Stevens took home the grand prize, a microphone-shaped trophy. The duet performed a song by country artist, John Denver, “Take Me Home, Country...

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...

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...

Curbing Teen Suicide in Loudoun County

Curbing Teen Suicide in Loudoun County

Written by Chris Tuttle

June 2, 2017

On October 15th, 2014, the pressure of life became too much for Woodgrove High School student Ryan Bartel. The teenager who had loved history and military strategy ever since he had received an encyclopedia as a young boy, wrote a note to his parents and told them that he couldn't "perform and operate...

Forever Onward

Forever Onward

Written by Jenn Glazebrook, Brittany Nelson, and Lorallye Partlow

May 22, 2017

Mr. Bob McMillen, earth science and astronomy teacher at Woodgrove, passed away on March 28, 2017. Students and staff were shocked at the sudden loss of a man who was loved by so many. McMillen graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science Education from California University of Pennsylvania, and...

Puneet Kaur Awarded $20,000 College Scholarship as Part of the Sixth Annual Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

Puneet Kaur Awarded $20,000 College Scholarship as Part of the Sixth Annual Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

Written by Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Press Release

May 1, 2017

Puneet Kaur, from Round Hill, VA, has been awarded $20,000 as one of 20 exceptional young student-athletes honored in the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program. For the sixth consecutive year, Foot Locker Foundation, Inc. is recognizing students who demonstrate academic excellence and exemplify strong...

Dominion’s Beloved Principal Brewer Returns to School after Lengthy Suspension

Dominion’s Beloved Principal Brewer Returns to School after Lengthy Suspension

Written by Chris Tuttle

April 25, 2017

Dr. John Brewer, principal of Dominion High School has been out on leave since December 2016 following an investigation that he wrote a letter of recommendation for a former band director who was found guilty of inappropriate behavior with a student in Florida. Dr. Brewer was terminated from his position...

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...

Preparation for a Perfect Prom: PromWishes

Preparation for a Perfect Prom: PromWishes

Written by Kailyn Noble

April 21, 2017

The Junior Woman’s Club of Loudoun will be giving away free prom dresses, shoes, and jewelry on April 1 at the Teen Center Rust Library in an event called PromWishes in order to provide high schoolers cheap options for prom. Until March 25, they accepted donations at multiple locations in the Leesb...

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