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Winter Athletes to Watch

Winter Athletes to Watch

Written by Casey Abashian and Lorallye Partlow

December 20, 2018

Out of the hundreds of winter athletes competing this season, six players, one from each sport, were chosen as “Athletes to Watch.” Varsity head coaches nominated three to four players based on their hard work and dedication both on and off the field. Each player was then placed into a Twitter poll...

HO-HO-HOLIDAYS

HO-HO-HOLIDAYS

Written by Dillon Holdridge, Keagan Lanham, and Lauren Sheehan

December 15, 2017

As the holiday season rolls around, almost everyone finds comfort with family, friends, and holiday traditions. December is a month filled with holidays, and during this time of year it seems that people are more cheerful, more giving, and all around happier human beings. While a vast majority of the...

Giving Back this Holiday Season

Giving Back this Holiday Season

Written by Dominque Cruz, Hope Davison, Sarah Murtaugh, and Lauren Sheehan

December 14, 2017

During the holiday season it's easy to get caught up with the chaotic schedules and scrambling to buy last minute gifts, but by taking time to give back to the community you may find the greatest gift of all. This year, students can get involved at Woodgrove and other community efforts to help the less...

Practicing in Cold Winter Climate Creates Unique Challenges For 2017-2018 Wolverine Winter Guard

Practicing in Cold Winter Climate Creates Unique Challenges For 2017-2018 Wolverine Winter Guard

Written by Casey Abashian and Ryan Keebaugh

December 14, 2017

After a successful Woodgrove Fall Color Guard season, the winter version of the team is looking to improve on the fall’s output, while continuing the bond of unity that many of the members of the Fall Guard enjoyed throughout the season. The Winter Guard is judged similarly to Fall Guard, with competing...

How to Fight the Winter Blues

How to Fight the Winter Blues

Written by Keagan Lanham and River Stone

January 18, 2017

Winter brings to mind warm hot chocolate, flurries of snow, twinkling lights, and friends and family- but for some people, winter darkness can mean sadness. Seasonal Affective Disorder, rightly abbreviated as SAD, is a type of depression caused by the lack of sunlight and colder temperatures experienced...

Four Baking Tips for a Sweet Holiday Season

Four Baking Tips for a Sweet Holiday Season

Written by Rebecca Faletti

December 20, 2016

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...

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

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

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...

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