News and updates from The Woodstock Academy   February 2019
students and artist in the gallery

Local Happenings  


Dear Woodstock Academy Community:

Student successes, Quiet Corner artists in theGallery, shows in the Center for the Arts, and featured alumni foodies, there is a lot happening locally! 

Earlier this month we published the 2019 Gleaner, the magazine of The Woodstock Academy. This latest edition features eight Academy alumni making their way in the restaurant and food industry. Read more about alumni foodies Lynn Cheney '99, Joel Theriaque '98, Jay Livernois '74, Brian Jessurun '77, Barry Jessurun '80, Chuck Couture '85, Noel Arsenault '11, and Ian Farquhar '99.

This edition also features student profiles, a 100-year-old account of a 1919 road trip across the United States by alumna Jesse Bowen Palmer (1895), and reflections on the senior tradition of tea at the Pink House by Honorary Trustee Jeri Lee Carpenter Musumeci '63. 

You'll also find profiles of Lori Wajer, Staff Member of the Year, and Sara Dziedzic, Teacher of the Year.

Click here to read The Gleaner

Request a print copy of The Gleaner using this simple form

Locally Sourced

Locally Sourced Dinner

To celebrate the conclusion of Locally Sourced, our current show in theGallery, we invite you to a farm-to-table dinner on April 6th in the Center for the Arts. 

Enjoy locally sourced food and art from local artists  Barbara Lussier, Olga Poloukhine, and Richard Jaworoski. Three artists with three different styles paired with delicious local foods–you don't want to miss it!

The evening begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $55 per guest. Purchase tickets at

gymnastics state champions

9 State Championships!

A huge congratulations to The Woodstock Academy's gymnastics team for their Class S state championship win! For nine years in a row, the Centaurs and coach Kasey Tocchio have approached the state championship with skill and determination and have come away with a win!

Winter Athletics

Stay tuned for more athletic news as our winter season wraps up over the next few weeks. We broadcast many games live on Facebook or at

the guess who

The Guess Who at the Center for the Arts

In just a few days, on March 8th, The Guess Who will be live at the Center for the Arts!

Special guest Granite, featuring WA alumni, Jay Wiggin ’89, Luke Milanese ’95, Matt Brown ’94, Todd Milanese ’88, Brandt Taylor ’01, and Tyler Campbell ’09, will kick off the show at 7:00 p.m.

Purchase reserved seating at Tickets start at $39. 


Center for the Arts

Spring Concerts

The Woodstock Academy Music Department presents two spring concerts this March. Join us in the Center for the Arts. 

Chorus Concert 
March 5th at 6:30 p.m.

Band Concert
March 15th at 6 p.m.

The Woodstock Academy is also privileged to host NEMFA, a music festival for high school students from all over New England on March 23rd. Our student-musicians have participated in NEMFA for years, and, finally, with the Center for the Arts, we now have the ability to host. 

Esports team at state championship

Esports Success

Congratulations to our Esports team, who won the CIAC's first Esports State Championship! Watch e-athletes Eddy Chen ‘19, Kursen Bai ‘20, Abner Shen ‘19, Sunny Mo ‘19, Jiacheng Ying ‘21, and Quincy Li ‘20 compete in the championship HERE

WA e-athletes and coach Tom Young have given their perspective of the competition on WFSB and WTNH as the trend of esports grows in Connecticut and around the world. 

WA golf tournament

Save the Date

One Digital Centaur Classic Golf Tournament
Wednesday, August 14th
Registration is coming soon this spring!

May 17th & 18th
The Woodstock Academy is proud to present a student production of Footloose for three shows in the Center for the Arts.


Header Image: Local artist,  Richard Jaworoski explains his sculpture to Academy students at the opening of Locally Sourced.

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