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    New Jersey Biology Competency Testing 

    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 

     Prom Court
      2015 Prom Court (from left to right)

    Idalia Bayron

    Gabrielle Bonowski

    Sydney Kerelo

    Samantha Layton

    Brenda Zeck - Queen

    Colton Jacobucci - King

    Armand Ortiz

    Chase DiGregorio

    Keith Johnson

    Jared Carney

     SADD Sidewalk Chalk Reflections
     Salem County 4A Breakfast
    Top 5 Students 
     Salem County 4A Breakfast
     Pictured from left to right:
    Julia Rodgers
    Richard Howell
     Devon Bell
    Christian Brown
    Sarah McGoldrick
    Dr. Scott Hoopes, Principal WHS 
     Woodstown High School Softball 2015
     WHS Softball
     WHS Softball
     Woodstown High School
    Agricultural Education Program
    Selected for New Jersey Award

    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. 

     WHS Hero's Breakfast
    Heros Breakfast  
     Heros Breakfast
     Heros Breakfast
    Heros Breakfast  
      Heros Breakfast
     Heros Breakfast
     WHS Boys' State Delegates
     WHS Boys State
    WHS Girls' Career Institute Delegates
    WHS GCI  
     WHS Girls' State Delegates
     WHS Girls State
     WHS NJ Scholars Program Delegate
    Nj Scholars  
     WHS Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Delegates
      Class of 2015

    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.

    Mock Trial Team 2014/2015
    WHS Mock Trial Team  

    Congratulations to the Mock Trial team for receiving their Salem County Championship plaque and for participating in the annual law day events.

    Senior Class Trip 2015 
      WHS Ecology Project 2105
    Ecology Project  
    Brian Marsh from United States Fish and Wildlife explains to a class of Woodstown High School students how they're going to use the "living stake" method of planting to sure of the banks of the stream that runs behind the school. The project is part of the school's ecology and field biology course. (Alex Young | South Jersey Times)  


    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.

    Woodstown High School
    Strikes Gold with Discovery of 1976 Time Capsule
    story & pictures by Brittany M.  Wehner 
    Time Capsule  

    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. 

    To read more about it click on the link below: 


    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.

    Georgia Lucas: Swine Production- Entrepreneurship
     Georgia Lucas
      Chase Nelson: Diversified Agricultural Production 
     Chase Nelson
    Chelsey Fitton: Specialty Animal Production 
     Chelsea Fitton

    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)

    Cassidy Goff

     FFA Competition
    Vans Shoe Designs for 2015

    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. 

    Vans Shoe Designs 2015  

    WHS Prom Flyer  
    Wolverines of the Month 
    Congratulations to Christian Brown and Emily Walls on being 
    named May Wolverines 

           May Wolverines  

    Rotarian of the Month 
                Congratulations to Matthew Sobel on being named
     May Rotarian 
     May Rotarian
     Bon Appetit 
     Bon Appetit 5th Period
       5th Period Bon Appetit
     Bon Appetit 6th Period
           6th Period Bon Appetit 
     WHS Athletes of the Month 

    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!


    Girls Lacrosse:

    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. 


    Here's some more good things going on in Woodstown Athletics:

    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.

     Tom Brady & Mr. Coleman
    Congratulations to Tom Brady for being named as Woodstown High School's NJSIAA Scholar Athlete!  Tom as received a $1,000 scholarship today from Shop Rite!  Way to go Tom!
    Mr Huck Ms Bramante Tom Brady  
     2015/2016 Teacher of the Year
     Teacher of the Year
    Congratulations to Ms. Melissa Cifaloglio who was awarded Woodstown High School's Teacher of the Year and Mrs. Gabrielle Heyel who was awarded both Educational Services Professional and Salem County Counselor of the Year. Ms. Cifaloglio currently teaches Family & Consumer Science as well as Child Care Lab while Mrs. Heyel is a hands on guidance counselor. Both professionals always put their students first and are more than deserving of this distinguished honor. Both were selected by a small group of their peers and should be commended for a job well done! We couldn't be more proud to have both of these amazing professionals helping and guiding students at WHS!  
      Educational Services Professional and Salem County Counselor of the Year 
    Gabrielle Heyel  
    Big News from The Student Store!
    We can now accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards!! If you wish to purchase this way, please fill out the appropriate information on the Online Order Form and email it
    to lynch.k@woodstown.org andwhsstudentstore@icloud.com. Thank you for your support of The Student Store!
    The Student Store:        

    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. 

    WHS Blue Envelope 
    Parents/Guardians please notify grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, teachers, friends, clergy, neighbors, and anyone who has mentored or positively influenced your child’s life to send a special note of congratulations on his/her upcoming 2015 graduation.  We encourage you to send a request as soon as possible to family and friends through e-mail or any means of your choosing.  This will give everyone plenty of time to think of what they would like to say to the special graduate.  The Renaissance Committee will carefully collect all the notes/cards/well wishes sent to the school.  We will keep them safe and confidential until the Senior Breakfast where every senior will receive a large Blue Envelope filled with all the well wishes and congratulations!  Please fill their Blue Envelopes!  Deadline is May 15, 2015.
     Woodstown High School Students
    Hear Stories of the Past  
    WHS Students  
                          Photo by Brittany M. Wehner/South Jersey Times
    To celebrate the 100th Birthday of Woodstown High School current students interview alumni from decades ago about their experiences as teenagers.  For the full story, click on the link below.
        100 Year Flyer
               100 Year Anniversary Celebration Ornament 

    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.

    Anniversary Ornament  
    If you are interested in purchasing a handmade, one of a kind WHS 100 Year Anniversary Commemorative Ornament, they can be purchased in the main office of Woodstown High School between the hours of 8:00am-3:00pm, Monday-Friday, or you can e-mail Suzanne Keller at keller.s@woodstown.org for additional information. There is limited supply of ornaments so get them while they last! Ornaments are $10 each.
     100 Year Commemorative Ornament
     100th Year Anniversary Special Edition "Cats Meow"
     Please see the NEW WHS 100 Year Anniversary Special Edition "Cats Meow” on sale for a limited time only at the cost of $15.00.  This Woodstown High School “Cats Meow" can be purchased in the main office of WHS between the hours of 8:00am-3:00pm Monday-Friday or you can e-mail Suzanne Keller at keller.s@woodstown.org for additional information.  There is limited supply so get them while they last!
     100th Year Anniversary Cats Meow
     WHS Banner
     The yearlong celebration theme will continue during the 2014/2015 school year and will be concluded with a special event.  Woodstown High School is planning a 100th Year Celebration Renaissance Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction taking place on Saturday May 30th, 2015 at St. Joe’s Parish Center.  All current and past staff members as well as WHS alumni and guests are invited to attend this worthwhile event.  Join us for a night of fun & fellowship with former Woodstown High School staff and students in celebration of our building’s 100th anniversary! There will be music, dancing, and a silent auction that will celebrate all things Woodstown.  Please log on to our WHS 100 Year Facebook Page for current and up to date information regarding our celebration.

    Planned Activities:

    100 Year Commemorative T-Shirt
    100 Year Photo/Video 
    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Clock  
    Class of 1976-2015 Time Capsule
    Special Ornaments 
    Collection of School Yearbooks
    Athlete Alumni Day
    Special Music-Mr. Gunther & Mr. Ludlam
    Dinner Dance at St. Joseph's Parish 

     100 Anniversary Picture

     The 100th Celebration Committee is currently using pictures from old yearbooks.  There are some yearbooks missing from the library collection and we are looking to see if anyone has any of the following yearbooks and if so would be willing to donate the book to the library collection.  If you are interested in donating a book you can contact Cheryl Levitsky at levitsky.c@woodstown.org, our Media Specialist Alison McKenzie at mckenzie.a@woodstown.org, or Principal Dr. Scott Hoopes at hoopes.s@woodstown.org.  Thank you for your consideration.
    100 Year Celebration Committee
    Missing years:
    1945               1992
    1969               1993
    1970               1994
    1971               2000
    1972               2001
     1989               2008 
     Yearbook Information

    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:

    Ms. Emily DuBois
    Woodstown High School
    140 East Avenue
    Woodstown, NJ 08098
    We realize that during many of our events it is difficult to find parking, but it is important to note for all parents/visitors that parking in the fire lane is strictly prohibited.  We have been informed by the Reliance Fire Company and Woodstown Police Department that this needs to stop or tickets will be issued.  Please be reminded that if you are here for an event or at any time during the school day that you must be parked in an approved designated area or you may run the risk of having your car towed/ticketed or both.  We thank you for your cooperation in dealing with this difficult issue.  
      Bullying at WHS

    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 senor.r@woodstown.org should you have any questions related to this issue. 

    Keep abreast of important happenings at Woodstown High School - to access issues of the Principal's Newsletter, click on the link below. 
      Principal's Newsletter-October 2014
        Principal's Newsletter-December 2014 
     Principal's Newsletter-March 2015 
    Athletics schedules can be found on 
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