The Woodgrove Outlander

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...

Unsung Heroes of Woodgrove: Holland Accounts for Every Penny

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

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

Photo by Lorallye Partlow. Brendon Hernandez and James Stevens sing John Denver's solo,

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%

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...

LCPS Faces Security Concerns

Woodgrove Resource Officer McCarten. Photo by Lorallye Partlow

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

Former student Amanda Caputo, taking a picture with beloved science teacher Bob McMillen.

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

Senior Puneet Kaur receives a 20,000 dollar scholarship from the 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...

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