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...

Undercover Heroes: Jackson and Wilt Work Work Tirelessly Behind the Scenes

Undercover Heroes: Jackson and Wilt Work Work Tirelessly Behind the Scenes

Written by Rachel Schneeberg

June 6, 2019

Running Woodgrove requires more than teachers. It takes hundreds of staff members working behind the scenes; some cleaning the school, others solving mechanical issues and still others maintaining the fields surrounding the school. These people arrive long before students wake up and are there after...

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...

Editorial: School Safety

Editorial: School Safety

Written by Hope Davison and River Stone

December 20, 2018

In early October, a student was raped by his teammates at Tuscarora High School. Three weeks later, an Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) reading specialist was charged with three felony counts of unlawfully filming female students. Two weeks after that, a Park View teacher was arrested for an alleged...

Is this the Fall of Football?

Is this the Fall of Football?

Written by Casey Abashian, Maryam Khan, and Ryan Wilkinson

October 25, 2018

The homey, familiar aroma of fresh-cut grass consumes each breath as the impact of a bone-crushing tackle is heard throughout the audience. A packed house, filled to the brim with students, parents, and coaches alike erupts in approval, united over a common American pastime. Football remains the country’s...

Vaping Creates New Health Concerns for Teenagers

Vaping Creates New Health Concerns for Teenagers

Written by Kristina Greene: Special to The Outlander

May 29, 2018

Over the summer of 2017, a vaping device known as the JUUL boomed in popularity across the U.S. The device’s modern design looks quite similar to that of a USB drive, making it easy for teen students to use in school environments. This new vaping craze has raised many concerns about health, legal co...

Understanding Brexit for Adventures Abroad

Understanding Brexit for Adventures Abroad

Written by Carrie Nichols

May 22, 2018

Brexit. This word has been thrown around between politicians, the press, and economists for months, but few have a true understanding of what it all means. Brexit is the departure of the U.K. from the European Union, otherwise known as, the EU. The EU was created with the intent of uniting European countries....

NBA Player of the Year Predictions

NBA Player of the Year Predictions

Written by Ryan Forbes

May 22, 2018

After a surprising year where many teams have surprised the country and rebuilding teams are finally completed the long process, a power shift has occurred in each conference. The Rockets control the west and the Raptors run the east. With the regular season ending award season is here and here are my...

Woodgrove Theater Frights and Delights with ‘‘The Addams Family”

Woodgrove Theater Frights and Delights with ‘‘The Addams Family”

Written by Dominique Cruz, Rebecca Faletti, and Dillon Holdrigde

May 22, 2018

The Woodgrove Theatre department brings the Addams Family to life in their latest annual spring performance. The Addams Family, a ghoulish, yet comical musical directed by David Noland, renders an American family with an attraction for everything grotesque. As the curtains separate, the audience is...

Inflated Tuition Prices Sparks Conversation Amongst Woodgrove Community

Inflated Tuition Prices Sparks Conversation Amongst Woodgrove Community

Written by Casey Abashian, Daniel Alvarez, Connor Graham, and Ryan Keebaugh

May 22, 2018

In today’s competitive workforce, a college education is seen as the key that opens the door for most professions. With the cost for a four-year bachelor’s degree constantly on the rise and students facing pressure to compete for admission, applying for college can be a daunting task. According...

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