Woodgrove High School PTSO

This page is associated with the Woodgrove Weekly, and sponsored by the Woodgrove HS PTSO! HISTORY Woodgrove was planned on around 2000 to alleviate overcrowding primarily at Loudoun Valley High School, where the student population has doubled since the 1995-1996 school year.

In 2005, the Loudoun County School Board approved the use of Fields Farm, a property north of the Town of Purcellville on County land, but in an urban growth zone jointly controlled by the Town and the County, known as PUGAMP. The town of Purcellville was not pleased with the decision, because of traffic concerns and also because it was expected to provide essential services to the new high school, despite being located outside of the Town. The School Board claimed that the high school's best location was in Fields Farm, and on June 20, 2006, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted 6-3 to start construction of Woodgrove on Fields Farm. The Town of Purcellville pursued legal action in court to stop its construction with a Richmond legal firm; the case is still pending in Court. In July 2006, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors reexamined the possibility of opening Woodgrove in Round Hill, but efforts were unsuccessful. In February 2007, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) began its standard procedure for drawing boundary lines which would split Loudoun Valley into two high schools. Land construction still did not start on Fields Farm due to the lawsuit filed by Purcellville. LCPS also acknowledged that because of the lawsuit, they would file a special construction exemption to expedite construction of the school, but still "split" Loudoun Valley into two schools in the 2008-2009 school year. According to LCPS, if Loudoun Valley was not split into two schools by 2008, students who move to the area may be forced to attend Briar Woods High School or Freedom High School because the school would be at maximum capacity then. Briar Woods and Freedom at the time would not have student populations at capacity for at least two school years. On March 17, 2007, the Loudoun County Circuit Court ruled in favor of the Town of Purcellville, due to Loudoun County's lack of consultation with the game town on the building of the high school. Because of the decision, the high school was delayed. On September 12, 2008, The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that the County of Loudoun has sole authority over location decisions for public facilities in the Purcellville Urban Growth Area located outside the Town of Purcellville’s corporate limits. The decision came as a result of a series of lawsuits brought by the Town of Purcellville against Loudoun County to challenge the proposed Western Loudoun High School location north of the town. The court rejected the argument that the Town of Purcellville had authority to decide whether new public facilities, such as the high school, could locate in this unincorporated area of the county. That decision lies only with the county. The court also decided that the proposed high school was not a feature shown on the Purcellville Urban Growth Area Management Plan, and so its location must be submitted by the Loudoun County School Board to the Loudoun County Planning Commission for a determination that it was in substantial accord with the plan. This review is referred to as a “Commission Permit.” County Attorney Jack Roberts said; “I am pleased with the court’s ruling. It rejected the town’s fundamental assertion that it had authority beyond its borders to veto the location of public facilities.” Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York said; “The next step is to work with the School Board to coordinate the filing and scheduling of a Commission Permit request so that we can move forward with this desperately needed school.” The school broke ground for construction in 2009. Woodgrove High School had finished construction and opened for the 2010-2011 school year. Students who went to school together were separated and split upon redistricting, except for the 2010-2011 seniors, who all stayed and finished their education at Loudoun Valley. Thus, only the rising 9th-11th graders were moved to Woodgrove High School. ATHLETICS Woodgrove brought home its first state championship in its second year, with the girls' soccer team completing an undefeated season (24-0-1) by defeating district foe Loudoun County High School in the AA State Championship game 3-0 on June 9, 2012. Later that day, Woodgrove's softball team (27-2) won the school's second state title, defeating Broadway High School in the AA State Championship game 9-0. In June 2013, the Girls' Soccer team became back to back AA State Champions.

Operating as usual

Find the Google Meet link below or on our webpage


🎉Congratulations Mr Bennett!

Alex Bennett, a social science and global studies teacher at Woodgrove High School, has been named a member of the National Constitution Center’s Teacher Advisory Board for the 2020-21 school year.

The board includes 18 educators from public, charter, parochial and independent high schools and middle schools across the United States. Board members have 250 years of combined teaching experience.

The National Constitution Center’s Teacher Advisory Board supports the Center’s education team in developing and evaluating materials on the “Interactive Constitution: Classroom Edition.” It also presents content created to support the National Constitution Center’s nonpartisan educational resources. Content and lesson plans created by the Teacher Advisory Board are available for free download on the Center’s and its partners’ websites and are distributed via the Center’s national teacher network at conferences and professional development programs.

Bennett has taught for Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) since 2006. He has been at Woodgrove since 2010. Bennett teaches Academic U.S. Government; U.S. History, Post-WWII; Dual Enrollment Government; and Advanced Placement U.S. and Comparative Government. Since 2010, he has been a volunteer firefighter with the Combined System of Loudoun County Fire and Rescue.

So grateful for Wolverine generosity. Just a quick reminder that Thanksgiving gift cards should be at Woodgrove by 3:00 pm on Friday, November 6. All of the details can be found on the SignUpGenius link below.


See you on the 10th!

🍕It may be a little rainy out but today is a great day to have pizza!

Order online using the code below or order in person & mention Woodgrove PTSO at checkout.

💚💙Wolverine families, thank you for your support!

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This year has been very difficult for many families. In an effort to help, the Woodgrove PTSO in conjunction with Woodgrove High School is asking for $25 Harris Teeter or Giant gift card donations that will be distributed for Thanksgiving to families in the area. Please consider making a donation. Each donation will make a huge difference to those in need.


Please drop off or mail your $25 Harris Teeter or Giant gift card donations to:
Woodgrove High School
Attn: Deana Czaban - Parent Liaison
36811 Allder School Rd.
Purcellville, VA 20132


🍕MOD Pizza Spirit Night🍕
Thursday, October 29
All day 10:30am-10:00pm

Please RSVP at the link below to make this fundraiser a go!

Present RSVP page or mention Woodgrove HS PTSO at the register on October 29!

💚Thank you Wolverine families for your support💙

Don’t hesitate any longer

Urgent reminder….Only a few days left to renew your membership and keep getting the info packed Woodgrove Weekly! Woodgrove Weekly subscriptions for PTSO members from years past will end October 19. Click below to renew your membership today!

📌Tomorrow, October 15, is the last day to order Freshman & Senior Yard Signs!

Order yours at https://www.lcps.org/Page/226647

Woodgrove PTSO online meeting tonight at 7pm.

Please RSVP to attend. Links can be found on our webpage. https://www.lcps.org/Page/37895

Amazon Prime day is October 13-14! Now is a great time to link your Amazon account to Woodgrove High School PTSO.

To set up AmazonSmile in your app:
✅Open the Amazon app & find Settings in the main menu
✅Tap on AmazonSmile & follow the instructions to turn on AmazonSmile. Choose Woodgrove High School PTSO.
✅Start shopping & Woodgrove High School PTSO will receive a percentage on eligible purchases!

🎉Join the Woodgrove PTSO by October 6 & be entered for a chance to win 2 tickets to Hershey Park! Tickets are valid through 06/30/21.

💙Sign up for your PTSO membership today!

CONGRATULATIONS to the recipients of a Woodgrove Tervis Cup in our recent PTSO membership drive!
Karen Cooper, Tressa Ortiz, Lenie McCarrun, Carrie Bodnar, Susan Hamady, Karen Graham, Ruth Merritt.
We hope you enjoy your WHS Tervis Cup and the info-packed Woodgrove Weekly!

On behalf of the Woodgrove PTSO Membership Committee, we would like to thank all those who have joined as well as all the very generous additional donations that help us support our students and teachers at Woodgrove this year. We are bowled over by the enthusiasm we are seeing so far from our Woodgrove parents!
If you are one of those that have not had a moment to stop and join the PTSO, join now! One of the new members that join by October 6, 2020 will receive 2 tickets to Hershey Park valid through 06/30/21!!!! And, of course, all members of the PTSO receive the Woodrove Weekly. Don't let your subscription lapse! Subscriptions for PTSO members from years past end October 19.


Have you ordered your Woodgrove yard sign yet?

🌟Freshman Class of 2024 Yard Signs are still $25.

🌟School Spirit Yard Signs are $20 per sign.

🌟Now available.... Senior Class of 2021 Yard Signs!

Order through October 15th.


Please re-link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Woodgrove HS!

You can re-link your card online at

💙Our school code is 1613.💚

Have you ordered your Class of 2024 Freshman Yard Sign yet? Just a few more days to order before the price goes up! Order through Sept 15 for $25. Follow this link to place your order —- https://www.lcps.org/Page/226647

Back by popular demand....Buy your WHS School Spirit Yard Sign! Purchase through September 15th for $20. The cost will be $30 per sign Sept 16-30. Proceeds will be donated to our Wolverine families in need program. Details & order info can be found https://www.lcps.org/Page/226647

💙💚Thank you so much for your support of our Wolverine community! #inthistogether

Join the Woodgrove High School PTSO! Members receive the info-packed Woodgrove Weekly. The Woodgrove Weekly is ALL things Woodgrove.

Sign up by September 17 and be entered to win a Woodgrove Tervis Cup! 10 lucky winners will be chosen at random.

Join today at https://www.lcps.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=69200

Thank you Woodgrove teachers & staff for a great first day of school! #inthistogether

The first PTSO meeting of the school year will be held online September 8 at 7pm. Please RSVP & find the link to the Google Meet below.

Visit the PTSO page here for all of the info — https://www.lcps.org/domain/5114

Grade-Level meetings will be held tomorrow, September 3. Links to access the meetings can be found here—


The meetings will be recorded & available to watch at the same link above.

On September 1 and 2, teachers will be on site to distribute specific textbooks and other necessary resources to students based on the following schedule:
Last names A - D: September 1, 9am to Noon
Last names E - K: September 1, 1 to 4pm
Last names L - R: September 2, 9am to Noon
Last names S - Z: September 2, 1 - 4pm

Please park in the front of the building, wear a mask or face covering and practice our LCPS physical distancing expectations.

Wonder if your student has materials to pick up? The list posted in the link below is accurate as of noon on Friday, August 28. Students should check all their Schoology Courses to see if additional items need to be picked up.



Virtual First Day / Virtual First Day

The Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Virtual First Day website is now available. Families may access the page at www.lcps.org/VirtualFirstDay.

The Virtual First Day website contains a number of resources families need to start the new school year. These resources cover such topics as:

• Parent access to and training in Schoology
• School Calendar
• COVID Mitigation Documents
• Student Rights and Responsibilities
• Parent Resources
• Guide and Directory to the LCPS division
• Program of Studies for Secondary Students
• Free and Reduced Lunch Application
• McKinney-Vento Application
• Insurance Information
• LCPS Mobile App Details

Families also will be able to login to ParentVUE on the Loudoun County Public Schools website (not the mobile app) to complete the Online Verification process as part of LCPS’ Virtual First Day initiative.

This process is required for families to review and update important information about their students as we begin the 2020-21 school year. LCPS requires families complete the Online Verification process for their students no later than Friday, September 25.

For more information about the Online Verification process, please visit www.lcps.org/Page/229648. Once families complete the Online Verification process, they will be able to view student schedules in ParentVUE. If families have questions about this process, they can reach out to school support staff or to [email protected].

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Celebrate your Freshman with a Class of 2024 Yard Sign! Orders placed through September 15th will cost $25. All of the information can be found at the link below. Order yours at https://www.lcps.org/Page/226647

Purcellville Parks and Recreation

Tip Tuesday from our own Mr Shipp!

With the start of the 2020/2021 school year being virtual, we asked Mr. Shipp, Principal of Woodgrove High School, to share some tips for how to be successful with this new way of learning. We thank Mr. Shipp for taking time to share these great recommendations with us! #PurcellvilleStrong


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🗞Woodgrove’s August Newsletter is out & full of lots of information about the start of the upcoming school year!


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Loudoun County Public Schools

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) Executive Committee voted Monday, July 27, to resume interscholastic sports in December.

Under the plan adopted Monday, practices for winter sports would begin December 14 with the first game being played December 28. The final competition date for winter sports would be February 20.

Fall sports would begin practice February 15 with the first athletic competition on March 1. The season would end May 1.

Spring sports would start practices on April 12 with the first competitions on April 26. The end of the spring sports season would be June 26.

VHSL Executive Dr. Billy Haun said the schedule adopted Monday is based on Phase Three of the Forward Virginia Plan and that the plan could change if the commonwealth is moved to another phase of Forward Virginia. Under Phase Three, the number of people (athletes, coaches, officials and spectators) allowed at a sporting event is 250.

The VHSL also is setting schedules for academic competitions such as debate, theater, scholastic bowl, Esports and forensics and is looking into ways to hold virtual competitions leading up to regional and state events.

Haun and Executive Board Chair Shannon Butler, the principal of York High School, said the VHSL has received thousands of emails regarding plans for interscholastic activities as well as an 8,000-response statewide PTSO poll. The VHSL has been working with the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Health Department, an NCAA panel studying COVID-19 and sports-sanctioning bodies, such as U.S. Lacrosse, in developing its plans.


LCPS Special Education Virtual Town Hall Meeting Questions

🌟TONIGHT at 5:00pm🌟

The Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Department of Pupil Services will host a Virtual Town Hall Meeting for the families of students receiving special education services from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, July 13.

During the town hall, Dr. Asia R. Jones, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services; Dr. Patricia D. Nelson, Director of Special Education; Mr. John Lody, Director of Diagnostic and Prevention Services; and a team of leaders from the Department of Pupil Services will respond to questions regarding Special Education services and the LCPS Return to School Plan
( https://www.lcps.org/ReturnToSchool2020 ).

To register to attend the event through Webex, please visit this link (https://tinyurl.com/yc8hfaw2 ).
Approximately 1,000 participants can join the meeting directly online.

The event will also be live-streamed on LCPS.org (https://tinyurl.com/v3jlht6) , Comcast channel 18 and Verizon FIOS channel 43.

Questions are being accepted in advance of the event, and answers to frequently asked questions will be included in the session. Please visit this form (https://tinyurl.com/y9nzshdk )to submit a question.

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LCPS-TV/ Webcast / Live Webcast

LCPS is hosting a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, July 8 from 5:30-7:00pm to help families learn more about their choices for the upcoming school year.

It can be watched live streamed on Comcast Channel 18, Verizon Fios Channel 43 or online at the link below.

Questions are being accepted in advance. Please visit the link in comments to submit a question.

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Loudoun County Public Schools

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) sent a detailed email to parents and guardians of all registered students on Monday, July 6, concerning the return-to-school options available for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents should check their email for this important information about the hybrid learning choice, which includes in-person and distance-learning for students, and the 100-percent distance-learning choice, in which students will not come to school for classes. Parental response is required by 8 a.m. Monday, July 13. More information about the options available to parents is available on the LCPS Return to School 2020 website (www.lcps.org/ReturnToSchool2020). Information about registering choices through ParentVue also is available online (https://www.lcps.org/Page/230311).

🎉Congratulations to Woodgrove’s Class of 2020!! 🎉

Woodgrove High School graduated 431 seniors between June 10 and 12 in the school’s football stadium. Graduates went through eight check-in stations to maintain social distancing before reaching the graduation stage. The Wolverines graduated at a rate of 17 per hour and were greeted by a huge 2020 sign and balloon arch for photo opportunities before they entered the stadium. Families were allowed to walk across the field to the graduation stage with their graduates. Principal Sam Shipp allowed two dogs – whose owners had requested their attendance – to be on hand. Staff members adjusted graduation regalia at a tent 20 yards from the stage so that graduates were ready for photos on a windy day. The school’s mascot, Walter the Wolverine, marked the final part of the path to the podium. Shipp, wearing gloves, handed members of the Class of 2020 their diplomas without the traditional handshake. William G. Hughes III is the valedictorian for the Woodgrove Class of 2020 and Adrian J. Gonzales the salutatorian. Megan Smith was the student speaker and Rivka Brubaker was honored for being named a National Merit Scholar.

Loudoun County Public Schools

Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Eric Williams has designated Juneteenth (June 19, 2020) as a paid division holiday for all staff members who are scheduled to work.

In a message to staff, Williams said his decision recognizes “our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.” He added the holiday designation was made with the full support of the entire Loudoun County School Board.

“This holiday on June 19, 2020, allows employees to use this day as a time of reflection, conversation, and action, as well as a day to connect with loved ones,” Williams said in his message.

According to a press release from Governor Ralph Northam, “Juneteenth is the oldest known commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day in 1865 that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, the last of the former Confederate states to abolish slavery, finally heard that the Civil War had ended, and learned that the Emancipation Proclamation had made them free nearly two years earlier.”

We Are Your PTSO

The best way to support our high school is to join the PTSO. Membership doesn’t require you to attend any meetings or to sell any products. In fact, if everyone were to join the PTSO, we wouldn’t need to do any fundraising! Your membership allows us to provide financial support to our teachers, our students, and our community, so please consider joining the PTSO today. In order to continue to do all that we do, we need YOU.

What do we do with the PTSO funds raised?

  • We purchase books so each student has their own copy and fund grants for teachers to supply their classrooms
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