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Woodland High School introduces American Sign Language in 2017-18 school year
Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, Woodland High School started offering students American Sign Language ASL to fulfill foreign language requirements thanks to the...
11/20/2017
Woodland Public Schools’ food services employees make sure learning keeps going at lunchtime and all day long
Throughout Woodland Public Schools, the districts dedicated food services employees develop new recipes and utilize interesting menu items to offer students the...
11/13/2017
Woodland High School’s Beaver Band performs as part of Oregon Symphony’s Prelude Concert Series
The Woodland High School Beaver Band performed for attendees of The Phantom of the Opera at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall for one of the Oregon Symphonys Prelude...
11/06/2017
Woodland Middle School students learn the value of giving back by volunteering at community charities and local churches
Students in Woodland Middle Schools Leadership Classes give back to the community through volunteer work, helping both at the school level and in the community for...
10/30/2017
Visiting Ugandan choir helps Woodland’s students learn about the challenges facing children in third-world countries
Woodland High School students and staff learned about Ugandan culture and the challenges facing the students and people of Africa during a school visit by the I Am Family...
10/23/2017
Woodland Public Schools and Love Overwhelming receive $55,000 grant to help homeless students in Cowlitz County
Woodland Public Schools ongoing partnership with Love Overwhelming, a nonprofit organization based in Cowlitz County, resulted in the award of a 55,000 grant to provide...
10/16/2017
Celebrate National School Bus Safety Week from October 16 through October 20!
KWRL Transportation invites you to celebrate 16 million miles of transporting area students in Clark and Cowlitz Counties with no at-fault injury accidents during...
10/16/2017
Woodland High School’s floral design teams win FloraChopped, bringing home $4,800 in scholarships
Woodland High Schools Floral Design teams swept the Floral Design Institutes FloraChopped competition held in Portland, Oregon with the schools teams taking first and...
10/09/2017
Woodland Middle School partners with local paramedics to teach students emergency preparedness
Woodland Middle School arranged for paramedics to visit the school and educate students about emergency preparedness including how to call 911, provide an introduction to...
10/02/2017
Woodland High School teams up with Microsoft, TEALS, and volunteer technology professionals to offer Intro to Computer Science
Woodland High School teamed up with Microsoft Philanthropies partner, Technology Education and Literacy in Schools TEALS to offer courses in Computer Science to help...
09/25/2017
Woodland Middle School holds soccer jamboree for first-ever Clark and Cowlitz counties' middle school girls soccer league
Woodland Middle School hosted the seasons first soccer jamboree for the first-ever middle school girls soccer league in Clark and Cowlitz counties on Tuesday, September...
09/18/2017
Washington State Department of Health warns parents to take safety precautions to protect children from wildfire smoke
The Washington State Department of Health would like parents to be aware of special precautions necessary to protect your children's health in areas with wildfire smoke...
09/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools partners with ESD 112 and others to encourage families to register students for preschool
Woodland Public Schools announces the introduction of the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program ECEAP, a preschool program free for qualified students in...
09/04/2017
Woodland teachers use summer break to keep working by learning new skills and honing their craft
When the school year ends and students go home for a much-needed vacation, Woodland Public Schools teachers continue their work by attending a professional development...
08/21/2017
Get resources and tips to prepare students for the first day of school on Tuesday, September 5!
With the first day of school for the new school year rapidly approaching, Woodland Public Schools provides information about upcoming events and tips for parents and...
08/14/2017
Good school attendance ensures student success over entire academic careers
Woodland Public Schools staff spread the word to emphasize the importance of good attendance helping students achieve their goals, graduate from high school, and learn...
08/07/2017
Woodland Public Schools celebrates Employees of Excellence with a year-end award ceremony and special video competition
The staff of Woodland Public Schools celebrated the end of the school year at a special staff luncheon featuring the second annual Employee of Excellence Awards and a...
07/31/2017
Back to School Bash 2017 will provide free school supplies and haircuts for students in need from Woodland and Kalama
Woodland Public Schools announces the Back to School Bash 2017 event offering free backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts as well as free entertainment and refreshments...
07/24/2017
Trapshooting and Equestrian teams offer Woodland students unique opportunities to experience teamwork and competition
Woodland Public Schools seeks to engage student interests both in and out of school by providing a wide variety of unique clubs and teams. Over the past five years, two...
07/17/2017
Woodland Intermediate School created 1,000 paper cranes to rally support and inspire a third grader's recovery from surgery
When one of their own third-graders suffered a life-threatening medical condition and underwent surgery, the entire staff and all of the students at Woodland Intermediate...
07/10/2017
Woodland Middle School students develop life skills by learning to juggle
Students at Woodland Middle School joined an eight-week club to learn how to juggle, but ended up learning much more including the value of perseverance, patience, and...
06/26/2017
Woodland Public Schools' English Language Learners excelled in 2017 with 17 WIS students passing the state assessment
Woodland Intermediate School's English Language Learners ELL excelled on this year's assessment test, the English Language Proficiency Assessment ELPA21, with a total of...
06/19/2017
Woodland Public Schools announces the 50-for-20 Annual Scholarship Fund, awards ten $2,500 scholarships to 2017 graduates
Woodland Public Schools proudly announces the introduction of the 50-for-20 Scholarship Awards, an annual scholarship program providing 2,500 scholarships to 20...
06/12/2017
KWRL bus cooperative introduces new features, services, and website to efficiently transport students
The KWRL bus cooperative serving Kalama, Woodland, Ridgefield, and La Center school districts recently redesigned their website and added new technology to provide more...
06/05/2017
Chad Trisef, author, presents to WMS students about real-life mysteries and the importance of helping others
Chad Trisef, co-writer of the fictional book series "Oracle," spoke to Woodland Middle School students to promote childhood literacy, the importance of helping others,...
05/22/2017
Woodland Primary School uses data analysis, teamwork, engaging events to improve student learning
The staff at Woodland Primary School uses teamwork, data analysis, and planned engaging events to involve all students in their own learning, offering support for...
05/15/2017
Gabe Murfitt, motivational speaker, teaches students the importance of overcoming adversity to reach lifelong goals
Woodland Public Schools students learned about the importance of overcoming adversity during presentations by motivational speaker Gabe Murfitt, a 26 year-old who...
05/08/2017
Woodland Reads inspires family togetherness and improves elementary students' reading skills during month-long events
Woodland Reads, a teacher-led program designed to increase family togetherness and improve students' reading skills, provides free books for elementary students to read...
04/28/2017
Woodland hosts record-breaking Mass Band Concert with more than 430 middle school student musicians
Woodland hosted the 41st Annual Mass Band Middle School Band Concert with 436 students from ten schools throughout Southwest Washington playing in a massive band ensemble...
04/24/2017
Woodland Primary School encourages and motivates positive behavior with new approaches to inspire students
Woodland Primary School uses teamwork and dedicated planning to encourage positive student behavior throughout the school by teaching students character traits and...
04/17/2017
Woodland Third and Fourth Graders cook their favorite comfort foods to compete in this year’s Future Chefs of America Event
Third and fourth graders from Woodland Intermediate School created their favorite comfort foods by cooking recipes of their own selection in Sodexo's second annual Future...
04/03/2017
Two Woodland High School teachers eliminate letter grades in an innovative approach to improve student learning
Two Woodland High School English Language Arts teachers have transformed the way students learn in their classrooms by eliminating letter grades and helping students take...
03/27/2017
Woodland Middle School offers innovative after-school club for girls to promote self-confidence and physical activity
Two teachers at Woodland Middle School started a new after-school club for girls to talk about the issues they face in middle school and to get some exercise along the...
03/20/2017
Woodland Middle School receives inaugural grant from Port of Woodland to develop STEAM robotics curriculum
Woodland Middle School received 7,000 from the Capital Community Development Project CCDP grant awarded by the Port of Woodland to purchase 18 LEGO robotics kits for use...
03/13/2017
Woodland High School hosts nearly 300 students from 22 schools competing in the FBLA Winter Conference
Nearly 300 students gathered at Woodland High School for the Future Business Leaders FBLA of America Winter Conference where student teams from 22 schools in Southwest...
03/06/2017
Woodland Public Schools starting community task force to connect families in need with resources
Woodland Public Schools introduces "Our Kids, Our Business," a community task force dedicated to addressing the needs of under-resourced families and students in the...
02/27/2017
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent helps construct school in Dominican Republic
Woodland Public Schools Superintendent Michael Green traveled to the Dominican Republic to help construct a school along with 50 other educators and administrators from...
02/20/2017
A small group of Woodland High School students uses Instagram to promote individuality and combat cyber-bullying
Earlier this school year, a mysterious Instagram account appeared created with the mission to combat cyber-bullying. Each day, the account spotlights a different...
02/13/2017
Woodland High School SkillsUSA team organizes record food drive, creates recipe book for the Woodland Action Center
This year, the Woodland High School SkillsUSA team organized a food drive for the Woodland Action Center food bank raising a record 850 items. In addition to helping...
02/06/2017
The Staff of Woodland Public Schools recognizes their dedicated Board of Directors
In celebration of School Board Recognition Month, the administrative team of Woodland Public Schools presented their Board of Directors with special certificates and a...
01/30/2017
Elementary students learn how to take on leadership roles and develop self-confidence
The students at Woodland Intermediate School learn to become effective leaders and learners in a new class taught by Stacia Aschoff and developed by the school staff to...
01/09/2017
Students present the history of Nintendo and YouTube to learn public speaking and research skills
Eighth graders at Woodland Middle School learn how to research effectively and develop public speaking skills by selecting exciting topics to present to their class with...
01/02/2017
Parents of Woodland Public Schools students can now track their student's bus location in real-time
KWRL, the transportation cooperative serving Woodland Public Schools, is proud to introduce live Global Positioning System GPS tracking for the bus routes serving...
12/26/2016
Woodland students learn about economics and the global marketplace through the Junior Achievement Program
Woodland students learn about economics, the global marketplace, cultural differences, and preparing for their own financial futures through an innovative program called...
12/19/2016
Woodland Ceramic Club's Empty Bowls event raises nearly $3,000 to help combat hunger
The Woodland Ceramic Club hosted an Empty Bowls fundraiser dinner on December 1, 2016 raising more than 2,775. 00 for the Woodland Action Center, a foodbank based in...
12/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools to seek Replacement Operations and Maintenance Levy in February 2017
The existing three-year Operations and Maintenance Levy for Woodland Public Schools expires next year. In order to maintain existing high-quality school services and...
12/05/2016
Middle school students learn about osmosis and how cell membranes work by dissolving the shells off of eggs
Woodland Middle School students in Jennie Zarosinski's Life Science classes dissolved the shells off of eggs using vinegar to study shell-less eggs and learn how cell...
11/28/2016
Police and Fire Officers visit Woodland Primary School to educate students and show the friendly face of first responders
The Woodland Police Department and Cowlitz County Fire Department visited Woodland Primary School to discuss safety, the importance of knowing personal identification,...
11/21/2016
Woodland High School's drama students prepare for their production of "Our Town" with their new director
Woodland High School's drama students are preparing to put on their production of "Our Town," the first performance directed by the school's new drama director, with...
11/14/2016
Woodland's third graders enjoy fine food while learning proper table etiquette
Third graders at Woodland Intermediate School learned proper table manners and how to use a full set of dining utensils while enjoying a five-course meal during the...
11/07/2016
Woodland students learn computer coding to help them solve complex math problems
Students in Nate Alanko's math classes at Woodland Middle School learn how to solve complex mathematical formulas by programming computer to help them. Middle school...
10/31/2016
Innovative Heroes of Myths and Legends course challenges students' modern perspectives by studying ancient mythology
Seniors at Woodland High School can take an innovative new elective, the Heroes of Myths and Legends, to learn about ancient mythology, and use the skills they develop...
10/24/2016
Flexible seating options help third graders sit, stand, or lie down in order to learn more effectively
Third graders at Woodland Intermediate School are taking a stand or lying on the carpet, wobbling on wobble stools, or bouncing on yoga balls all in an effort to help...
10/17/2016
Horticulture students at Woodland Middle School learn how to grow plants without soil
Woodland Middle School seventh and eighth graders in Horticulture class learn to grow herbs, vegetables, and other plants hydroponically, without the use of soil, in...
10/03/2016
Volunteer musicians help pep up the Woodland High School Pep Band
Community members and students not currently enrolled in band classes volunteer to help fill out the sound in Woodland High School's Pep Band by playing during football...
09/26/2016
Woodland Middle School's Lunch and Lockers Event helps ease students into the school year
Before the beginning of each school year, new and returning students at Woodland Middle School attend a special orientation and kickoff event called Lunch and Lockers...
09/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools prepares for the school year with new programs and services
As another school year begins, Woodland Public Schools look forward to continued success in student learning as faculty and staff continue to refine their use of quality...
08/29/2016
The First Day of School for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The first day of school for Woodland Public Schools is Wednesday, August 31, so this week's Woodland Schools Weekly comes packed with tips to make sure students, parents...
08/15/2016
Woodland High School students learn to reach for their dreams through planning and financial management
Woodland High School students learned how to achieve their dreams by settings goals, managing money, and planning for their future from Colin Ryan, a professional speaker...
07/11/2016
Woodland High Language Arts students write and present their beliefs in "This I Believe" assignment
Woodland High School students declared their beliefs in powerful, personal essays, and read those essays in front of a panel of judges as well as their classmates for the...
06/27/2016
Woodland Public Schools celebrated the Class of 2016 with a Senior Breakfast, Graduate Parade, and Commencement
Woodland High School celebrated the graduating Class of 2016 with a series of events culminating in the Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 17. Woodland High School's...
06/20/2016
Woodland music students learn music composition and performance from a visiting composer
Composer Darryl Johnson II visited Woodland Public Schools band classes during the district's Meet the Composer event in late May to teach students how to play his music...
06/13/2016
Woodland elementary students learn water, fire, and car safety from the experts
Students at Woodland Primary School learned a variety of safety lessons from Cowlitz County safety professionals during a two-day visit on May 20-21, 2016. Students at...
06/06/2016
Award-winning Woodland High teacher uses March Madness to inspire students to debate famous Supreme Court cases
Sharon Conditt, Woodland High School History and Government teacher, uses a variety of innovative techniques including designing debates utilizing College Basketball...
05/23/2016
Woodland Middle School students study the original Star Wars trilogy to learn classic storytelling concepts
Woodland Middle School students studied the original Star Wars trilogy to learn classic storytelling concepts including monomyth, archetypes, social justice, and more in...
05/16/2016
Woodland Third and Fourth Graders learn how to cook healthy meals by competing in the Future Chefs Event
Third and fourth graders from Woodland Intermediate School competed to create the healthiest breakfast by cooking recipes of their own selection in Sodexo's Future Chefs...
05/02/2016
Woodland High School students learn Horticulture Science culminating in an annual plant sale open to the community
Students in Mary Ellen Vetter's Horticulture Science classes at Woodland High School learn how to organically grow plants in mass quantities culminating in this year's...
04/25/2016
Woodland High School Teacher earns prestigious $24,000 James Madison Fellowship Award
Woodland High School Social Studies Teacher Katie Klaus earned the prestigious James Madison Fellowship Award, America's most prestigious award in constitutional history...
04/18/2016
Woodland Middle School students raise a record of nearly $3,000 to help fund Leukemia and Lymphoma Research
Woodland Middle School students raised a record amount of nearly 3,000 to help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help fund research into finding more effective...
04/11/2016
Woodland Public Schools offers an innovative combination home-school/on-campus program with Lewis River Academy
Woodland Public Schools offers the Lewis River Academy LRA to help parents with home-schooled students to integrate on-campus coursework and activities into their...
03/28/2016
Woodland High School receives $10,000 grant to offer assistance to students to earn college credit
Students at Woodland High School can receive financial assistance to take advanced courses which earn college credits thanks to a 10,000 grant the school received from...
03/21/2016
Woodland Middle School students learn the history of art from around the world while creating innovative projects
Woodland Middle School students learn the history and background of different eras of art while creating innovative projects by taking Nicole Caulfield's art classes. ...
03/14/2016
Woodland Public Schools introduces innovative techniques to make recess socially-inclusive and supportive for all students
Woodland's Primary and Intermediate Schools received specialized training to make recess fun, safe, energetic, and supportive to a healthy student culture for all kids. ...
03/07/2016
Woodland elementary students receive free books to motivate and inspire a love for reading
Woodland Public Schools provides free books to K-4 students through the Reading is Fundamental Program to encourage and motivate younger students to discover their love...
02/29/2016
Woodland's New Head Football Coach upholds Woodland's ideals of student athletes as students first
Woodland Public Schools announces the hiring of Mike Woodward as the new Head Football Coach at Woodland High School continuing Woodland's tradition of providing students...
02/22/2016
Woodland Middle School holds Invention Fair to study the effects of humanity on the Earth
Joe Bosch, science teacher at Woodland Middle School, held an Invention Fair on February 3 where all of his sixth graders were invited to present their final projects,...
02/12/2016
Woodland Public Schools hosts FBLA conference for nearly 300 students from around the region
Nearly 300 students gathered at Woodland High School for the Future Business Leaders of America FBLA Winter Conference where student teams competed in 60 events ranging...
02/08/2016
Woodland Public Schools holds an innovative course to teach adults how to help students love math
Teachers and administrators from Woodland Public Schools and other local school districts came together with Woodland's Director of Math Instruction, Heidi Rhodes, for a...
01/29/2016
LEGO Robotics Class visits the University of Washington's 3D Printing Labs to research and share their Tiny Houses solution
The Woodland Middle School LEGO Robotics Class toured the University of Washington's three-dimensional printer research laboratories in early January, continuing their...
01/25/2016
Woodland students learn career skills by taking courses in Early Childhood Development, Culinary Arts, and Family Consumer Scien
Students taking career skills courses at Woodland High School receive hands-on experience working with young children; learn how to cook and manage restaurants; and learn...
01/11/2016
Woodland High School students learn how to Be the Change by improving student relations at their school
Woodland High School students take part in Be the Change: an anti-bullying campaign kicking off with a special seminar featuring activities used to break down cultural...
01/04/2016
Woodland's elementary schools implement new methods to reach students who need extra help both socially and academically 12/14-1
Woodland's Elementary Schools use a variety of methods to ensure every student receives the attention he or she needs to excel at learning School administrators in...
12/15/2015
Student Athletes in Woodland Public Schools are Students First 12/7-12/11/2015
Jessica Flanagan, senior, center - wearing "Seattle Pride" sweatshirt stands with her teammates after signing a 216,000 scholarship to play softball for Seattle...
12/07/2015
Woodland Public Schools recognizes Jim Bays for serving 42 years as Board Director 11/30-12/4/2015
Jim Bays was recognized for serving 42 years as a School Board Director during a public reception on Monday, November 23 Jim Bays retired from 42 years serving as a...
11/30/2015