• Five students outside wearing Woodstock Academy apparel

  • Organizations & Clubs

    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 non-academic pursuits a truly valuable part of their WA 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, there is always something to do. 

    Interested in joining an organization or club? Reach out to the activity's advisor or attend a meeting at the time and location listed below. Listen to the morning announcements and check the Daily Bulletin for the latest club news.

     


     

  • American Legion Oratorical

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    American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program is "A Constitutional Speech Contest" for students who are looking for an academic challenge and an opportunity to gain scholarship funds. Students will learn about our country's constitution in a contest that has been held by The American Legion for more than 80 years. Participants must be United States citizens or permanent residents to be eligible. The local contests begin around December- March and culminate nationally in April. This is a great opportunity to enhance your public speaking skills or to overcome a fear of public speaking while in a friendly and supportive environment.
    Advisor: Mr. Resnick sresnick@woodstockacademy.org 

     

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  • Athletic Council

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    The Athletic Council is an organization that supports athletics as The Woodstock Academy. Any athlete may be a member. Activities include the Wellness Fair, Pep Rally, Trick-or-Treat Street, and service activities. Monthly morning leadership workshops are provided to all participants.
    Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. in B122
    Advisor: Mrs. Welch twelch@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Chess Club

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    The Chess Club provides instruction in chess play and notation as well as opportunities for students to compete against each other. Strategies and tactics will be reviews. Internet chess will be explored as well.
    Meetings: Fridays at 2:30 p.m. in B218
    Advisor: Ms. Lovegreen slovegreen@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Class Council 2020

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    Class Council for students in the graduating class of 2020. As leaders of the class, the council plans fundraisers, activities, and events including Prom.
    Meetings: Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. in H100
    Advisors: Mr. Dupuis jdupuis@woodstockacademy.org
    Mrs. Racine sracine@woodstockacademy.org
    Mrs. Welch twelch@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Class Council 2021

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    Class Council for students in the class of 2021. As leaders of the class, the council plans fundraisers, activities, and events including Prom.
    Meetings: Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. in B129
    Advisors: Mrs. Jolliff csjolliff@woodstockacademy.org
    Mrs. Grube hgrube@woodstockacademy.org
    Mrs. Wrobel rwrobel@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Class Council 2022

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    Class Council for students in the graduating class of 2022. As leaders of the class, the council plans fundraisers, activities, and events including Prom.
    Meetings: Fridays at 2:30 p.m. in B110
    Advisors: Ms. Ballirano aballirano@woodstockacademy.org
    Ms. Drogosz sdrogosz@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Class Council 2023

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    Class Council for students in the graduating class of 2023. As leaders of the class, the council plans activities, events, and fundraisers.
    Meetings: Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. in A104 
    Advisors: Ms. Dziedzic sdziedzic@woodstockacademy.org 
    Mr. Favreau bfavreau@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Deep End: Art & Literary Magazine

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    The Deep End is The Woodstock Academy’s art and literary magazine promotes literary and visual arts. The magazine is staffed by WA students and open to all WA students. 
    Meetings: B131, listen to the morning announcements or read the daily bulletin for meeting dates and times
    Advisor: Ms. Hunt shunt@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Drumline

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    This is an audition-based indoor percussion ensemble. All band and chorus members are eligible to audition for this group in December of each school year.
    Meetings: Mondays or Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Advisor: Mr. Tyler Campbell tcampbell@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Earthsave

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    Earthsave is open to students who are interested in promoting awareness about environmental issues and acting to protect the environment at school, in our towns, and worldwide. Activities include campus and community cleanups, community Earth Week activities, science outreach, grant writing and anything else that comes from student interest and passion. All are welcome!
    Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. in B214
    Advisor: Ms. Gronski mgronski@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 teams of 5 and can be in any grade.
    Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. in B214
    Advisor: Mrs. Cremers lcremers@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Faith, Hope, & Love Club

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    The Faith, Hope & Love Club's mission is to empower WA students to make a positive impact on the community by following in the footsteps of Christ. The group is also involved in service work in which they give back to the community.
    Meetings: Wednesday at 7:10 a.m. in B122
    Advisor: Mr. Norman bnorman@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 culinary classes or child development either semester.
    Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month in B130
    Advisor: Mrs. Gray mgray@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • FRESH: Family Related Effective Solutions for Humanity

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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. Additionally, FRESH runs a mentoring program in the local middle schools and plans monthly events on South Campus. FRESH operates the Caring Continues program, a food-assistance program for local families.
    Meetings: Mondays at 2:30 p.m. in A104
    Advisor: Ms. Dziedzic sdziedzic@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Gender & Sexualities Alliance (GSA)

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    The Gender & Sexualities 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.
    Meetings: Mondays at 2:30 p.m. in B203
    Advisor: Mr. Young tyoung@woodstockacademy.org 

     

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  • Hill Singers

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    Hill Singers is the advanced a cappella choir of The Woodstock Academy. Students must audition to be part of the group and also must be a member of a choral ensemble class at The Woodstock Academy.
    Rehearsals: Mondays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Annhurst 117 
    Advisor: Ms. Ranta aranta@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Jazz Band

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    This auditioned-based group meets once per week on Thursdays from 3-5 PM. Jazz Band consists of students who wish to advance their musicianship through the medium of jazz. Auditions take place at the beginning of each school year. Regular attendance is required at rehearsals for participation. Students must be a member of one daytime full-year instrumental ensemble to be eligible for participation in this group. All students in grades 9-12 are eligible to audition. 
    Rehearsals: Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. in the Band Room
    Advisor: Mrs. Churchill lchurchill@woodstockacademy.org 

     

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  • Jazz Improv Club

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    Jazz Improv Club is a student-initiated club for student-musicians who love jazz. Learn the fundamentals and techniques of jazz improvisation. The club is open to all instruments and voice parts.
    Meetings: Mondays at 2:30 p.m. in AH 147
    Advisor: Mrs. Churchill lchurchill@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Math Honor Society

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    Math Honor Society has monthly meetings, provides math tutoring, fundraises for scholarships, and competes in math competitions including the AMC. Math Honor Society is a chapter of Mu Alpha Theta. In order to be eligible for membership, students must take three math classes at The Woodstock Academy and get at least a 3.7 or higher in each of them [A- for Honors, B+ for AP/ACC).
    Meetings: first Wednesday of the month at 7:10 a.m. in B133
    Advisor: Mr. Jordan rjordan@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Math Team

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    The Math Team competes each month in the Eastern Connecticut Mathematics League with 14 other high schools. We hold weekly practices to prepare for the competitions.  Whether you are in Algebra 1 or Calculus, if you enjoy working on math problems you should consider joining the team! Email Mr. Tyler for more information.
    Meetings: Mondays after school in B133
    Advisor: Mr. Tyler styler@woodstockacademy.org 

     

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  • Model United Nations Club and Team

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    Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees.  Students, referred to as Delegates, are assigned a country to represent in one of the UN’s numerous committees with pre-set topics to debate. They research the background of their country, their country's position on the topics at hand, and prepare notes on possible solutions to the problems faced.
    Meetings: Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. in A104
    Advisor: Ms. Dziedzic sdziedzic@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Multicultural Club

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    The Multicultural Club promotes multicultural understanding and empathy, and to creates cultural awareness on campus.
    Meetings: Tuesdays 2:15 p.m.
    Advisors: Ms. Gosselin dgosselin@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • National Honor Society

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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 apply at the beginning of the school year if their grade point average is 3.65 or above.
    Meetings: Every other Tuesday at 7:10 a.m. in A200
    Advisors: Ms. Budd jbudd@woodstockacademy.org
    Ms. Dziedzic sdziedzic@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Ocean Bowl Club

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    Ocean Bowl is open to all students interested in science, particularly in oceanography. The main objective is to prepare for the Ocean Bowl competition at MIT. Teams of 5 students compete against other teams from area schools.
    Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:15 p.m. in B129
    Advisors: Mrs. Jolliff csjolliff@woodstockacademy.org
    Mr. Lusa plusa@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Pep Band

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    This group meets during the basketball season and rehearses before each game/event/performance. The Pep Band Performs at basketball games as well as pep rallies in conjunction with school sporting events. This is a co-curricular activity that requires year-long participation in at least one day-time performing ensemble. 
    Rehearsal:
    Times are based on the basketball schedule.
    Advisor:
     Mr. Jackson ijackson@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, develop and construct several robots using multiple robotics platforms- VEX- TSA- Seaperch and this year we are laying the foundation for our Multigp drone race team.  All of the competitions are nationally recognized and can be previewed on YouTube.
    Meetings: Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in S207
    Advisor: Mr. Sumner psumner@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Scholar-Athlete Honor Society

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    Advisor: Mr. Saucier ssaucier@woodstockacademy.org 

     

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  • School Climate Activists

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    The school climate activists work to better the school's atmosphere (environment) by informing peers on how to make the school a welcoming place for every individual. SCA plans school-wide activities that promote inclusion and help everyone feel accepted.
    Meetings:
    Twice a month on Mondays from 2:45-3:30 in the library
    Advisor: Dr. Harten mharten@woodstockacademy.org 
    Ms. Danielson kdanielson@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Science Bowl

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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 in competitions.
    Meetings: Thursdays at 2:20 in B218
    Advisor: Mrs. Lovegreen, slovegreen@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Science National Honor Society

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    Advisors: Mrs. May vmay@woodstockacademy.org
    Mrs. Lovegreen slovegreen@woodstockacademy.org 

     

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  • Science Olympiad

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    Science Olympiad competes in 25 separate events at the Science Olympiad competition at UCONN in the spring. 
    Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:15 p.m. in B129
    Advisors: Mr. Lusa plusa@woodstockacademy.org
    Mrs. Jolliff csjolliff@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Sparrow Club

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    The WA Sparrow Club is a group of students committed to the well-being and support of individuals in the WA community who face medical hardships.  The purpose of the group is to raise money to defray the health-care expenses of these students.
    Meetings:
    Every other Thursday after school in the Main Office
    Advisor: Mrs. Singleton hsingleton@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Student Council

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    The purpose of Student Council (StuCo) 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 May and grade 9 in the fall. Officers are elected in April and overlap the school year. A number of at-large members join the council each year.
    Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. in B121
    Advisors: Mrs. Watkins kwatkins@woodstockacademy.org
    Mrs. Manseau smanseau@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Table Tennis

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    Table Tennis is available to students as a part of the Eastern Connecticut Table Tennis Club (ECTTC), which meets on South Campus on Thursday evenings. The club is open to students and community members. A small fee is required for club dues. The ECTTC is an official club of USA Table Tennis. View the club webpage.
    Meetings: Thursdays 6-9 p.m. South Campus Gymnasium
    Advisor: Mr. Vogt dvogt@woodstockacademy.org 

     

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  • Table Top Gaming Club

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    TTGC (Table Top Games Club) is the perfect activity for students who enjoy gaming activities such as Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, Settlers of Catan, or Risk.  It offers a welcoming and inclusive environment for all who attend.  If you don’t know how to play, don’t worry, we will teach you how to play and you will make friends in the process!
    Meetings: 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Student Center room 200 on South Campus
    Advisor: Mr. Fox  jfox@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Technical Theater Club

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    Are you interested in live event production and technical theater? Do you want to support The Academy and the Loos Center for the Arts? This may be the perfect fit for you! Technical Theater Club meets on Mondays and Fridays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and supports events throughout the year in the Bates Memorial Auditorium, the Alumni Field House, and the Loos Center for the Arts. All are welcome to join, with many opportunities to learn about behind-the-scenes production technology like lighting, audio, projection and automation systems. Students will train at an individual pace with the goal of becoming a volunteer or holding paid positions on both Academy and professional productions. 
    Meetings: Mondays and Fridays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Meeting location varies based on the current production. Contact Mr. Chalupka for location.
    Advisor: Mr. Chalupka echalupka@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Tri-M Music Honor Society

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    is a national honor society for high school musicians who have shown themselves to be academically capable and musically gifted. Through performance and community service, these students develop confidence, creativity, critical thinking, compassion, and a host of other leadership skills sure to serve them well in school and beyond.
    Meetings: Every other Tuesday from 2:30-3:00 p.m. 
    Advisors: Mrs. Churchill lchurchill@woodstockacademy.org
    Ms. Ranta aranta@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 or other physical activities such as kickball and fitness. Athletes work together to train and compete. Open to ALL WA students regardless of athletic ability. 
    Practice: Tuesday or Thursday from 2:30-3:30 p.m. depending on the season in the South Campus Gymnasium. 
    Advisor: Ms. Hotta yhotta@woodstockacademy.org 

     

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  • Video Production Club

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    Are you interested in video production? Do you want to support our school by attending and recording special events? Or do you have a project of your own in mind? 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. We hope to see you there!
    Meetings: Tuesdays from 2:30-4:30 in room H113
    Advisor: Mr. Collelo ecollelo@woodstockacademy.org
     
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  • WA Ambassadors

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    Established to provide The Woodstock Academy with student representation in a variety of informational settings both on and off-campus. Students serve as tour guides and host perspective student shadows. Members learn and practice interpersonal and communication skills that can be used throughout their personal lives and professional careers. Students can apply to be an ambassador with the recommendation of a teacher. 
    Advisor: Mr. Bisson kbisson@woodstockacademy.org
     
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  • Women's Leadership

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    Women's Leadership provides a safe and supportive setting for young women to engage in discussions that encourage communication and connection, in order to promote self-confidence and awareness, which in turn fosters leadership. The group explores and engages in opportunities to develop these aspects through experiences and by invitng guest speakers.
    Meeting: first and third Monday of the month from 2:20-3:00 p.m. in the Library
    Advisor: Ms. Garcia agarcia@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • World Language Honor Societies

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    The Italian, Latin, Chinese, Spanish, and German honor societies consist of students who have maintained excellence in language studies at The Woodstock Academy. Students are inducted in May.

    Italian National Honor Society
    Eligibility for membership in the Italian National Honor Society is based on three semesters of Italian with a 3.6 grade point average in Italian and 3.0 overall GPA. 
    Meetings:
    Thursdays after school in the Library

    Advisor: Mrs. Monahan mmonahan@woodstockacademy.org 


    Latin National Honor Society
    Application for membership is open to students who have completed through Latin 2 with an average grade of 90 or higher.
    Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at 2:20 p.m. in BC10
    Advisor:
     Mrs. Beck mbeck@woodstockacademy.org 


    Chinese National Honor Society
    Application for membership is open to students who have completed through Mandarin 3 with an average grade of B or higher.
    Meetings: Third Thursday of every month in LC 005
    Advisor:
     Ms. Liaw yliaw@woodstockacademy.org


    Spanish National Honor Society
    Membership in the Spanish National Honor Society is open to students who have maintained a 90 average or better for three marking periods in Spanish classes (beginning with level two, not including level one) and submit a one page written response to 1) why they want to become a member, and 2) how they plan to contribute to the group.

    Meetings: first Monday of the month at 2:30 p.m. in the Bates Memorial Auditorium 
    Advisors:
     Mrs. Thibodeau athibodeau@woodstockacademy.org
    Mr. Fox jfox@woodstockacademy.org
    Mrs. Zolobkowski azolobkowski@woodstockacademy.org 

     

    German National Honor Society
    For the German National Honor Society, the requirements for eligibility are three semesters of German with a 3.6 grade point average in German and 3.0 overall GPA. Eligible students must also submit a one page written response to 1) why they want to become a member, and 2) how they plan to contribute to the group.

    Meetings: Last Monday of the month at 2:30 p.m. in LC 202
    Advisor:
     Mr. Musko jmusko@woodstockacademy.org

     

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  • Yearbook

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    Students work as a team and independently to create The Spire, the yearbook of The Woodstock Academy. Tasks involve photography, writing, drawing, organizing, editing, and creating. The club is open to all WA students.
    Meetings: Every other Wednesday at 2:20 in the Library
    Advisors: Mrs. Grube hgrube@woodstockacademy.org
    Mr. Useted juseted@woodstockacademy.org

     

     

     

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  • Other Ways to Get Involved

    Musical Theater Productions

    This year's student-produced musical is The Wizard of Oz! Learn more about getting involved from faculty producer Mrs. Despres at vdespres@woodstockacademy.org.

    Theatrical Productions

    This year's show is Our Town by Thorton Wilder. Learn more from faculty directors Mr. Telford and Ms. Mizak at rtelford@woodstockacademy.org or mmizak@woodstockacademy.org.

    Cultural Exchanges

    Cultural Exchanges are an opportunity for Woodstock Academy students and families to host a student guest and then to travel to be a guest at the school of the student they hosted. The Woodstock Academy has recently partnered on exchanges with schools in Senegal, Spain, Italy, and Japan. 

    Athletics

    The Woodstock Academy is proud to offer athletic opportunities for every level athlete. Learn more.

    Esports

    Woodstock Academy esports is an opportunity for students to use their video game expertise to compete as a team at local and state-wide competitions. The WA Esports team has won state championships and has been invited to travel to national competitions. 

    Nine Model UN students standing on the Lincoln Memorial steps with the Washington Monument in the background.

     

    Two girls from Woodstock Academy and Senegal hold American and Senegalese flags.

     

    female student operating livefeed camera in gym

     

    Students with painted banners for student council, earthsave, and national chinese honor society

     

    drummer and jazz band perform in gymnasium.