“Celebrating 100 Years of Pride, Tradition, & Excellence
Attention senior parents: Due to the NJ Biology Competency testing taking place on Tuesday, May 26th and Wednesday, May 27th all seniors that are not testing will be arriving at 10:30 on those days. Upon arrival students can report directly to the auditorium for a mandatory senior class meeting to review the exam schedule. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the office at 769-0144 ext. 55255 and please review this information with your child.
WHS "Roaring 20's" Prom 2015
Brenda Zeck - Queen
Colton Jacobucci - King
The Woodstown High School agricultural education program was selected as the New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Middle/ Secondary Agricultural Education Program Award. The award highlights agricultural education programs that demonstrate excellence in classroom instruction, FFA and supervised agricultural experience programs. The program will be considered for regional and national competition within the association.
The Woodstown Agricultural Education program began as a vocational agricultural program in 1915 and is considered to be one of the oldest and most well respected programs in New Jersey. Recently Woodstown High School and the Woodstown Agricultural Advisory Board collaborated to update the program curriculum to include modern agricultural research and science skills. As a result, Sara Cobb, the agricultural instructor, has invested over 240 hours of professional development to implement the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) at WHS. Cobb says, “I strive to share my passion for agriculture and develop agricultural awareness and knowledge in each of my students. American agriculture is the backbone of our nation’s economy and cultural heritage. I celebrate this passion in my classroom through the development of authentic learning experiences and community involvement.”
Beyond classroom instruction, Cobb facilitates Supervised Agricultural Experience projects. Every agricultural education student develops and maintains a project to learn about agriculture outside of the classroom. As a program, students have journaled over 8,000 hours of work outside of the classroom and have over $200,000 of invested assets. The estimated economic impact of SAE Projects in the community is approximately $66,000.
Since 2012, the Woodstown FFA Chapter has earned numerous state level awards including Most Improved Chapter (2014), 1st Place Livestock Evaluation (2015), 1st Place Poultry Judging (2015), three NJ Proficiency Awards and 1 state officer candidate. The program has strong relationships with the community. FFA chapter members completed over 500 hours of community service throughout the county this past year. The Woodstown FFA Alumni has raised over $70,000 since 2012 to support FFA competitions, curriculum updates, and student scholarships.
Our graduation date currently scheduled for June 18th is being moved to June 17th, in order to allow for our Project Graduation Event at the Family Fun Plex in Mt. Laurel to occur on the same night as graduation. To account for the make-up day, WHS will be administering two exams for our seniors only on Saturday, June 113th. Period 3 (8:00-10:00) and Period 7 (10:00-12:00) Exams will be administered in our cafeteria. I will be reviewing the specifics with the seniors and going over the schedule during a mandatory class meeting on Tuesday May 26th during first period, however we also wanted to get this information out to parents for planning purposes as soon as possible.
Please do not hesitate to call the office at 769-0144 should you have any questions.
Congratulations to the Mock Trial team for receiving their Salem County Championship plaque and for participating in the annual law day events.
On March 25, 2015 students drove 200 live stakes of various willow and dogwood species into the banks helping reduce soil erosion and increase absorption of excess water. Some species of bare root shrubs were also planted near the stream banks. Work will continue throughout the school year. So if you are using the area, please take care not to disrupt the fresh transplants (they basically look like large sticks in the ground). In May, we will begin the process of eliminating the turf grass and spreading native grass/wildflower seed. Then in May/June more mature trees will be planted in the area. So if it seems unkempt, it is because we do not want it to be mowed. It may not look like much now, but it is going to be beautiful when it is complete. Thank you for your support.
An accidental discovery revealed a buried treasure in the front lawn of the Woodstown High School -- a 1976 bicentennial time capsule containing history from over the years.
The unexpected capsule was dug up when the district replaced the high school's front sign. When the sign was replaced, workers accidentally struck the sealed keg, which will now be put on display in early April.
"We didn't know what it was -- we came upon it by mistake. We thought it'd be unique to repack it and bury it again for 2076," Doug Hathaway, with the Woodstown-Pilesgrove school district and historical society, said Monday afternoon.
Surrounded by various articles, trinkets, and memorabilia from the Woodstown High School Class of '76, Hathaway and principal, Dr. Scott Hoopes, carefully separated the priceless items.
A great ceremony was held -- Yankee Doodle Day -- and the capsule was buried only to be found years later.
Please extend congratulations to Chase Nelson, Chelsey Fitton
and Georgia Lucas who have received NJ FFA Proficiency Awards!
These are the first students to be awarded from Woodstown in over 10 years and it is a great achievement! The award honor FFA members who, through their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Project, have developed specialized skills that will be used during their future careers. Each student began their SAE project 3 years ago and spent over 15 hours completing the proficiency application. The students will have the opportunity to compete for national recognition in the fall during the National FFA Convention.
Please congratulate the Woodstown FFA Livestock Judging Team for winning 1st place
at the state competition this past Saturday!
Team members are:
Georgia Lucas (1st place overall)
Chelsey Fitton (2nd place overall)
Stefan Carter (3rd place overall)
The students worked extremely hard on the shoe designs and they turned out fantastic.
Please congratulate the following students on a job well done:
Fredi Perez- Action Sports (skateboarding in California)
Alyssa Petitdemange- Music
Chelsea Krivda- Art (henna painting)
Paige Klose- Local Flavor (Jersey Shore)
The actual shoes will be placed in the case by the front door.
The Vans company votes for the top 50 in the country, so keep your fingers crossed!
The top 50 go to a public vote and the top 5 get invited to NYC for a chance to win $50,000 for their art department.
Madeline Clarke – Softball
Caroline Woodside – Girls Lacrosse
Brandon Bedilion – Boys Track
Isabel Gallatig – Girls Track
Jeffrey Schermerhorn – Golf
Michael Demarest – Boys Lacrosse
Nick Battle – Baseball
Nick Strobel – Boys Tennis
Wolverine Athletics: April in Review----SOBB going strong!
Congratulations to junior Caroline Woodside for scoring her 100th career goal! Caroline was also named Athlete of the Week by South Jersey Sports Digest!
Boys Track and Field:
Great work to Brandon Bedilion who now holds the third best javelin throw in Group 2. Kudos to Andrew Blaszczyk, Darius Burden, Julian Norman and Jabril Garlic who placed 9th in the 4x400 in the South Jersey Small Schools Division at the Penn Relays.
Congratulations to the Woodstown High School Softball Team for winning the Timber Creek Softball Tournament! Kudos to Maddie Clarke, Bryanna Roberts, and Alexis Pierce for being named to the Timber Creek All Tournament Team!
Congratulations to Alyssa Petitdemange for placing 7th in the SJ Women's Golf Tournament!
Congratulations to Devon Bell and Justin Fox who will be honored at the South Jersey Baseball Coaches Association Captain and Unsung Heroes Banquet on May 1st.
Congratulations to Victoria Klose who officially signed to play women's soccer at Montreat College in Ashville, North Carolina!
Congratulations to Mickey Demarest and Maddie Clark for being named Woodstown's Penns Grove Exchange Club Scholar Athletes for 2015!
Congratulations to Tom Brady and Mickey Demarest who will be honored at the South Jersey Coaches Association Banquet on May 13th at Auletto's Ballroom. Mickey Demarest will be honored for receiving the Sportsmanship Award for the Tri- County Conference while Tom Brady receives the Scholar Athlete Award for the Tri- County Conference, Diamond Division.
Congratulations to Tom Brady who has been named the NJSIAA Scholar Athlete for Woodstown High School. Tom will be honored at the NJSIAA Scholar Athlete Banquet on May 17th at the Pine Manor Ballroom in Edison N.J.
The WHS School Store services primarily Woodstown High School, but we also provide services for the Woodstown community members, alumni, and students elementary and middle schools. Though the store has been up and running for many years, Mrs. Lynch and the students design all of the items in conjunction with a local graphic designer, so everything is original! We are very proud to announce that a new store has been built for us, and is now entitled, the Wolverine Den. This will allow us to vastly expand inventory to service our students, staff, and community better...We can customize designs for your Woodstown based team or business by request.
As part of the 100 Year Celebration Lori Raggio put together a special 100th Anniversary Ornament (see below) if you are interested in purchasing one they are $10.00 and all proceeds go to the Renaissance Program at WHS.
The cost of the WHS Yearbook is $80.00. You may pay by credit card by visiting the website www.ybpay.lifetouch.com. Our school code is 11793815. Order forms and checks can be mailed to:
Woodstown High School continues the availability of an anonymous online reporting system for students and our staff to use in cases of bullying or harassment. The form is easy to use and it will go directly to an administrator who can help to solve any of the issues that are listed. Please go to our website at www.woodstown.org and click on the “Bullying Stops Here” logo. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Richard Senor, Assistant Principal, directly at email@example.com should you have any questions related to this issue.