The Woodgrove Outlander

DECA Chapter Advances to Nationals

DECA Chapter Advances to Nationals

Written by Sara Hallam and Brittany Nelson

March 24, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

DECA members are making a lasting impression on the Woodgrove business and marketing community by maintaining a successful chapter and running a full-functioning Gold-Certified school store. DECA is a non-profit student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance,...

Fake News Epidemic Expands Nationwide

Fake News Epidemic Expands Nationwide

Written by Casey Abashian and River Stone

March 24, 2017


Filed under News

Hillary Clinton sells weapons to ISIS. Pope Francis endorses Donald Trump for president. Barack Obama signs an order banning the Pledge of Allegiance. All of these popular 2016 stories had one thing in common, they were all false. This new trend of printing false information, disguised under flashy...

Cavallaro Makes History as First Female Regional Finalist

Cavallaro Makes History as First Female Regional Finalist

Written by Matt Gusmerotti, Ryan Keebaugh, Sammy Pierce

February 27, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

After a fantastic performance by the Woodgrove Wrestling Wolverines at Regionals on February 11, five Wolverines qualified for the state tournament. Junior Derrick Shockey, the Regional Champion, became the second Wolverine to ever do so. Runner up, Senior Catie Cavallaro became the first female to reac...

Teacher Feature: History Teacher Russ Thompson

Teacher Feature: History Teacher Russ Thompson

Written by Lorralye Partlow and Casey Sutara

January 20, 2017


Filed under Features

After contemplating what to do after college, Social Science teacher Russell Thompson decided to pursue a career in education. Thompson has been teaching for a total of 19 years, with the last six spent at Woodgrove. In this ‘Teacher Feature,’ find out more this AP and DE History teacher. What Univers...

Abandoned Places Near Loudoun County

Abandoned Places Near Loudoun County

Written by Colette Fralen

January 11, 2017


Filed under Features

Virginia and West Virginia are well-known for their farms, wineries, history, and open spaces. Although not widely known, Virginia and West Virginia are also home to hundreds of abandoned houses, barns, medical buildings, and even schools. Buildings are often built for one single purpose, and when the...

A SIMple Funeral Hosted in AP Literature Classes

A SIMple Funeral Hosted in AP Literature Classes

Written by Colette Fralen

January 11, 2017


Filed under News, Student News

December brings cold weather, festive holidays, and for Ms. Sim’s AP Lit classes, a Shakespearean party. On and off for the past 15 years, Ms. Sim has been hosting an array of parties relating to Shakespeare’s 'Hamlet'. This year, she led the funeral of King Hamlet, the marriage of Hamlet’s uncle...

Four Baking Tips for a Sweet Holiday Season

Four Baking Tips for a Sweet Holiday Season

Written by Rebecca Faletti

December 20, 2016


Filed under Features

The holidays might just be the only time of the year that anyone besides grandmothers decide to try their hand at baking. The results can turn out chewy and delicious, or with a bit more of a smoky flavor than you might want from a batch of gingerbread cookies. Reading those long recipes for a perfect...

Woodgrove Singers Perform with Virginia Senior Honors Choir

Woodgrove Singers Perform with Virginia Senior Honors Choir

Written by Hailey Dunster

December 16, 2016


Filed under News, Student News

Woodgrove senior singers Samantha Kershner, Georgia Peake, and Julia Stewart recently attended the 36th annual Virginia Music Educators Association’s Developmental Conference as a part of the VMEA Senior Honors Choir. Only 18 other Loudoun County students earned this honor, out of 600 students who auditi...

Editorial: New Year, Not About You

Editorial: New Year, Not About You

Written by Grace Robinson and Sarah Snare

December 16, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Despite your opinion on the election, the winter blues, or school stress, it is time to stop complaining and start acting. Almost all New Year’s resolutions are ego-centric. We’re not saying that it’s a bad thing to want to better yourself. Pledges to exercise regularly, eat better, or read more...

Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc on Athletic Schedules

Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc on Athletic Schedules

Written by Jenn Glazebrook, Adeline Furlow and contributing reporter, Faith Ralston

December 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

About 30 to 39 total inches of snow fell in Loudoun County in 2015. For some, snow just means getting out of school, while for winter athletes and coaches, it means less time for practice and more time trying to reschedule the games and practices missed. Due to all of Woodgrove’s winter sports being...

Woodgrove Races to Join the Rest in Indoor Track

Woodgrove Races to Join the Rest in Indoor Track

Written by Brittany Nelson and Bridget Vasta

December 14, 2016


Filed under News, Sports, Student News

Indoor Track is being offered for the first time in LCPS history as a winter sport. It will be offered as a Tier Two sport with only Woodgrove, Loudoun Valley, and Rock Ridge High Schools participating this year. According to Woodgrove track coach Kent Staneart, the coaches sought approval for indoor...

Wolverine Football Ends Season With A Perfect Record

Wolverine Football Ends Season With A Perfect Record

Written by Casey Abashian, Matthew Gusmerotti, Ryan Keebaugh

December 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

With a regular season record of 11-0, the Wolverines were hoping that this would be their year. Winning against Charlottesville in the second round of the playoffs, the Wolverines then suffered a heart-breaking loss against Dominion in the state quarterfinals. The team started out the regular season...

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