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  • Student Life

    Life within The Woodstock Academy community provides many opportunities for students beyond the classroom. Extra-curricular opportunities in theatre, music, volunteer service, politics, athletics, and more enrich The Academy, providing a spirit of commitment that demonstrates the special energy of our student body. Student and adviser interests drive the co-curricular offerings and opportunities each year.

    Service & Leadership

    Service and leadership are a big part of the Woodstock Academic Community.

    Co-curricular activities and organizations at The Academy are as enticing and diverse as the students and staff who run them. Academy students consider involvement in nonacademic pursuits a truly valuable part of their Academy experience. For many, the combination of academic work and co-curricular activity paves the way to exciting careers and vocations. With a large number of official organizations and countless informal opportunities for participation, students always have something interesting to do.
     

    Organizations & Clubs

    Interested in joining one of Woodstock Academy's organizations or clubs? Listen to the morning announcements or check out them out below for meeting times. If you have any further questions about the organization, feel free to reach out to the club's advisor! 

     


     

  • Yoga Club

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    Advisor: Mrs. Chute, cchute@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Internet Radio Club

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    The Internet radio club is part of the Production Club.  We focus on audio production.  We are currently working on producing podcasts on advise for students.  We meet Wednesday's from 2:30 to 4:30.  In the future we will be working on music production and movie reviews.

    Advisor: Mr. Smith, gsmith@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Acceptance, Involvement, Mindfulness (AIM)

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    Acceptance, Involvement, Mindfulness (AIM) was established to help students come together in a safe place to socialize, work together, volunteer, and connect with the community. Through outreach options, AIM strives to better the campus and local community.

    Advisors:
    Ms. Smith, msmith@woodstockacademy.org
    Mrs. Swanson, mswanson@woodstockacademy.org
    Mrs. Coleman, bcoleman@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Production Club

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    Are you interested in video/radio production and live event support? Want to support our school by attending and recording special events?  Or do you have a project of your own in mind?  Production Club is Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 in room H113.  All are welcome to join, there will be many great opportunities to learn video and radio production techniques, enter contests like the Graduation Video Contest, and work both volunteer and paid positions.  Hope to see you there.

    Advisor: Mr. Collelo, ecollelo@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Intercultural Club

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    The Intercultural Club fosters diversity and global understanding of world culture and issues. We raise money to help small businesses in third world countries be more successful though a non-profit foundation called KIVA.  We also meet with many middle and elementary school students to introduce them to different cultures and languages throughout the school year. The club meets on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30 pm in room A101.

    Advisors:
    Mrs. Amato, aamato@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Yearbook

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    The yearbook club meets weekly, but students can also work independently. Tasks involve photography, writing, drawing, organizing, editing, and creating. The club is open to all WA students.

    To advertise your business in the yearbook, click HERE.


    Advisors:

    Mrs. Holly Grube, hgrube@woodstockacademy.org

    Ms. Danielle Duquette, dduquette@woodstockacademy.org

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  • World Language Honor Society

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    The French, Italian, Latin, Chinese, and Spanish Honor Societies consist of students who have maintained a 90 average or better for 3 marking periods (beginning with level 2, not including level 1) and receive teacher recommendation. Students are inducted in May.

    French Honor Society Advisor:
    Mrs. Burke, mburke@woodstockacademy.org

    Italian Honor Society Advisor:
    Mrs. Monahan, mmonahan@woodstockacademy.org

    Latin Honor Society Advisor:
    Mrs. Beck, mbeck@woodstockacademy.org

    Chinese Honor Society Advisor:
    Mrs. Liaw, yliaw@woodstockacademy.org

    Spanish Honor Society Advisor:
    Mrs. Collins, jcollins@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Voice of Democracy (VFW)

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    Each year the VFW holds an audio-essay contest for high school students and awards prizes for the best essay. Students submit a 3-5 minute speech on a theme that is chosen by the VFW.

    Advisor: Ms. Dziedzic, sdziedzic@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Unified Sports

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    Unified sports pairs student volunteers with special athletes in soccer, basketball, and track. Athletes work together to train and compete. Open to ALL WA students regardless of athletic ability.

    Advisor: Mrs. Ayotte, yayotte@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Technology Student Association (TSA)

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    The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in technology, innovation, design, and engineering. Members apply and integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts through co-curricular activities, competitive events and related programs. Students participate in a state event and have the opportunity to compete in a national event.

    Advisor: Mr. Sumner, psumner@woodstockacademy.org.

                 Mr. Collelo, ecollelo@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Student Council (STUCO)

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    The purpose of Student Council is to act as a student representative organization and to use student body opinions for the benefit of the school and the community. The council meets with administration to discuss issues of school community activities. Elected from grades 10-12 in the spring and grade 9 in the fall. Officers are elected in April and overlap the school year. A number of at-large members are appointed to the council each year.

    Advisors:
    Mrs. Beauregard-Waldron, nbwaldron@woodstockacademy.org
    Mr. Dimicco, edimicco@woodstockacademy.org
    Mr. Lee, jlee@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Science Bowl/Olympiad

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    The Group prepares for a Regional Science Bowl held at UCONN each March. Teams of 5 students take part in the quiz bowl that covers areas of math and science. Students also build fuel cars to race at competition.

    Advisors:
    Mrs. Lovegreen, slovegreen@woodstockacademy.org
    Mr. Lusa, plusa@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Fishing Club

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    Ranked #1 in State, This team meets Thurdays after school in H102

    Advisor: Mr. Sumner, psumner@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Robotics Club

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    Engages students in several STEM activities and competitions. Starting in September students meet to design and develop and construct several robots using multiple robotics platforms- Lego- BEST- VEX- TSA- Seaperch and this year we are laying the foundation for a FIRST robotics team. All of the competitions are nationally recognized and can be previewed on YouTube.

    Club Website

    Advisor: Mr. Sumner, psumner@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Ocean Bowl Club

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    Ocean Bowl Club is open to all students interested in science, particularly in oceanography. The main objective is to prepare for the Ocean Bowl competition at the University of Rhode Island Bay Campus. Teams of 5 students compete against other teams from CT & RI schools.

    Advisor: Mrs. Sandeen, jsandeen@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • National Honor Society (NHS)

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    NHS is an organization whose members are selected on the basis of the commitment they have exhibited to scholarship, leadership, service and character. Juniors and seniors are invited to submit credentials if their G.P.A. is 3.65 or above.

    Advisors:
    Ms. Budd, jbudd@woodstockacademy.org
    Mrs. Dziedzic, sdziedzic@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Tri-M (Modern Music Masters) Chapter 2694

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    Tri-M is a nationwide music honor society. To be a member, a student must participate in one of WA’s band or choral groups and have a minimum of a 2.8 GPA. Members must also be recommended by their music teacher.

    Advisors:
    Mrs. Churchill, lchurchill@woodstockacademy.org
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  • Hill Singers

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    Advisor: Ms. Ranta, aranta@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Pep Band

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    Advisor: Mr. Jackson, ijackson@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Model United Nations Club (Model UN)

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    Students who are enrolled in International Relations I or II are invited to join this club. The group travels to take part in Model UN conferences throughout the year.

    Advisor: Ms. Dziedzic, sdziedzic@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Math Club

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    The team of about 30 students competes 6 times in the year against about 12 local schools. The team is a member of the Greater New London Mathematics League and is open to all students.

    Advisors: Mrs. Grube, hgrube@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Library Club

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    Students meet bi-monthly, one time a month the meeting will focus on a book discussion of a student’s choice. The other meeting will focus on developing a list of recommended books for the school community

    Advisor: Mrs. Sharpe, dsharpe@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Intramural Sports

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    Like sports but not able to join a sports team? Then get involved with intramural sports! Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Activities include: kickball, flag football, team handball, volleyball, dodge ball, wiffleball, ultimate Frisbee, ping pong, badminton, and pickle ball.

    Advisor: Mr. Ververis, nververis@woodstockacademy.org

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  • International Club

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    The International Club began in January 2011 in the interest of providing a forum for cultural exchange and conversation, as well as for organizing community volunteer and social activities. Such activities have included being involved in the Putnam Beautification Day, collecting donations for the Daily Bread, taking trips to Boston and Newport, sharing photos and stories of international travel, and having club dinners. The International Club is comprised of several international, as well as America students and always welcomes new members.

    Advisors:
    Mrs. Amato, aamato@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA)

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    The Gay-Straight Alliance promotes tolerance, knowledge, understanding and the appreciation of diversity in our community. GSA's primary objective is to contribute to a safe environment for all students. GSA provides students with a non-threatening atmosphere in which they meet and talk about issues relating to sexual orientation. Its intent is to diminish prejudice in the school community through education.

    Advisor: Mr. Chuoke, mchuoke@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Family Related Effective Solutions for Humanity: FRESH

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    FRESH is a student-run nonprofit operating out of The Woodstock Academy that works toward poverty relief and awareness in the "Quiet Corner" area of Connecticut. We also run a mentoring program that operates in the local middle schools.

    Advisor: Mrs. Dziedzic, sdziedzic@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

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    FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication necessary in the home and workplace. This is open to students enrolled in Foods, Fashion and Child Development either semester.

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    Mrs. JoAnn Johnson, jjohnson@woodstockacademy.org

    Mrs. Michelle Gray, mgray@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Envirothon

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    A hands on group that competes every May at the state level. The outdoor competition consists of 5 categories: forestry, wildlife, soils, aquatics and a current issue, which changes each year. Students work as a team of 5 and can be in any grade.

    Advisor: Mrs. Cremers, lcremers@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Women's Leadership

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    The mission of Women's Leadership is to provide a variety of experiences for young women to help them build confidence and to make connections, a difference in the community and healthy choices.

    Advisors:
    Mrs. Rice, arice@woodstockacademy.org 

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  • Earthsave

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    Earthsave is open to all the students who are interested in promoting awareness about the environment and acting to protect the environment at school, in town, and worldwide. Solutions on a small scale are also explored, so students will know what they can do to contribute.

    Advisor: Mrs. Cremers, lcremers@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Deep End Literary Magazine

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    WA’s literary magazine promotes literary & visual arts. 2 magazines & 2 pamphlets are published per year. Staffed by WA students and open to all WA students.

    Advisor: Mrs. Beck, mbeck@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Climbing Club

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    The Climbing Club is for anyone who is interested in climbing and/or belaying. Woodstock Academy’s climbing facilities include several indoor and outdoor elements, which challenges the beginner and expert climber. Climbing Club is every Thursday 2:30-3:30, starts Thursday 9/11. Fill out the Field Trip Form to the right and wear comfortable clothes and shoes and experience our incredible ropes course.

    Advisor: Ms. Nester, enester@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Chess Club

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    The Chess Club will provide instruction in chess play and notation with an opportunity for students to compete against each other. Strategies and tactics will be reviews. Internet chess will be explored as well.

    Advisor: Ms. Lovegreen, slovegreen@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Chemistry Olympiad

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    The goal of Chemistry Olympiad is to stimulate interest and achievement in chemistry and to provide recognition of outstanding students, teachers and schools through competition by exam and laboratory practical.

    Advisor: Mrs. Chute, cchute@woodstockacademy.org.

                 Mrs. Geyer, sgeyer@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Bible Club

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    Woodstock Academy’s Bible Club mission is to empower WA’s student to make a positive impact on the community by following in the footsteps of Christ. The group meets every morning to pray. The group is also involved in service work in which they give back to the community.

    Advisor: Mr. Norman, bnorman@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Athletic Council

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    The Athletic Council is an organization that supports the Academy athletics.  Any athlete may be a member.  Activities include: Wellness Week, Health Fair, Pep Rally, Trick-or-Treat Street, and various fundraisers.  Monthly morning leadership workshops are provided to all participants.

    Advisor: Mrs. Welch, twelch@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Artist Outreach

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    Artist Outreach aims to connect to the community through art. We participate in community events such as First Friday in Putnam, and we teach in a variety of settings, volunteering with Girl Scouts and preschool groups. We participate in local arts festivals, using art activities and exhibitions as a means of connecting with others.

    Advisor: Mrs. Lagrow, slagrow@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Anime Club

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    Anime Club is a place where students who enjoy the multifarious manifestations of Anime can gather and share their interests in an inclusive, socially comfortable setting.  Along with decorating and staffing a room for Trick 'r Treat Street, we have held two Karaoke events, shown a Christmas movie ("Tokyo Godfathers"), and are currently doing Wii competitions.   On a typical day, some students will be drawing, while others might be gaming on their handsets, and still others are chatting across the broad tables of A200.             

    Advisor: Mrs. Gronski, mgronski@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Amnesty International (AI)

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    AI is a worldwide organization committed to the prevention of human rights abuse and promoting awareness of issues such as torture and censorship. Some activities include writing letters to governments worldwide, appealing to them to protect the rights of citizens. Students also attend regional conferences where they work with students from other regions

    Advisor: Mr. Meyer, mmeyer@woodstockacademy.org

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  • Ambassador Program

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    Established to provide Woodstock Academy with student representation in a variety of informational settings both on and off campus.Members learn and practice interpersonal and communication skills that can be used throughout their personal lives and professional careers.

    Advisor: Ms. Dziedzic, sdziedzic@woodstockacademy.org
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  • All Abilities Alliance

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    The All Abilities Alliance is a student led group aimed at connecting students with and without disabilties through peer support and leadership development. The mission of the Woodstock Academy’s All Abilities Alliance is to raise awareness, promote equality, empower the community of Woodstock Academy, and create a safe and welcoming environment for persons with all abilities.

    We meet Friday morning at 7:15 a.m., in B115. Our dual meeting schedule allows students the opportunity to attend meetings that fit their schedule the best!

    Advisor: Mrs. Despres vdespres@woodstockacademy.org.

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  • Adventure Club

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    The Adventure club is an opportunity for students to learn more about what there is to do outdoors and experience things they wouldn’t normally be able to do. Activities include rock climbing, bass fishing and so much more!

    Advisor: Mr. Sumner, psumner@woodstockacademy.org.
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