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Pittsboro, NC – Woods Charter School is a K-12 school of 500 students in northern Chatham County that is open to all school-aged children in North Carolina. We have small class sizes; a creative, dynamic, and dedicated faculty; and a school culture where respect and civility rule and learning is alive.

Woods Charter SchoolTo apply for school year 2017-18, please visit http://www.woodscharter.org/content/admissions

It takes only a minute to apply, but don’t delay because registration closes on January 15. Woods Charter School  admissions are based on a lottery that will be held February 1 .

You might not know that Woods Charter School

  • is tuition free,
  • has bus transportation,
  • has a free and reduced lunch program,
  • is an amazing place to grow and learn!

Please visit the school website to find out more about Woods (www.woodscharter.org). Woods has regular tours that are open to all, with the next one scheduled for January 11 at 5:30 p.m. (with a focus on kindergarten). Call Admissions Director Roz Grant at (919) 960-8353 ext. 103 for more information.

Woods Charter School shall offer enrollment to an applicant who submits a completed application during the application period and meets the legal admission requirements unless the number of applications submitted by eligible applicants during the application period exceeds the capacity of the program, class, or grade level to which an applicant is seeking enrollment.

If the number of applications submitted by eligible applicants during the application period exceeds the capacity of the program, class, or grade level to which they are seeking enrollment, then acceptance for any oversubscribed program , class, or grade level shall be determined by lottery..

Woods Charter School actively strives to be a community of faculty, students, and families of diverse backgrounds. Woods does not discriminate based on age, race, color, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, physical disability, family status, socioeconomic background, national or ethnic origin, or any other protected class in the administration of its policies and programs.

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Woods Charter School principal’s report for March 2017 http://chathamjournal.com/2017/03/18/woods-charter-school-principals-report-march-2017/ Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:28:32 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=7414 Pittsboro, NC – At the Woods Charter School Board meeting on Thursday, March 16 Cotton Bryant presented the following principal’s report. What We Don’t Have to Report In looking back over past year’s principal’s reports for the March board meeting,…

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Pittsboro, NC – At the Woods Charter School Board meeting on Thursday, March 16 Cotton Bryant presented the following principal’s report.

woods charter school board meetingWhat We Don’t Have to Report
In looking back over past year’s principal’s reports for the March board meeting, I am reminded that we have often had to spend time in March deciding how to make up school days we have missed because of winter weather. (And this decision in the past has not been without controversy!) Fortunately, our new calendar, based on instructional hours and not instructional days, has allowed us to absorb the three snow days we have had this winter. (As of today, our ten-day forecast does not include any temperatures below 32°!)

From Houses to Homes Guatemala Partnership Continues
Our ten students and four adult chaperones returned Saturday, March 4th following nine days of ecotourism and house-building in Guatemala. This was our fifth iteration of this trip, and this year’s crew completed three houses, bringing the number of houses in Guatemala built by teams from our community to ten!
The stories and photos from the group serve as a compelling reminder for the impact this trip has on our students’ lives: http://wcsguatemala.weebly.com/reflections.html
To learn more about our partnering organization: http://www.frornhousestohomes.org/

Refinancing Our Debt
Our subcommittee’s several-month project to interview prospective lenders (ten banks, four bond underwriters, one advisor) is reaching a new stage. Details and many beautiful slides to follow in Janna’s Finance Committee report, but for the purposes of this report, I would like to offer special thanks to parent volunteers Nina Lloyd, Janna Deegan, and Kirk Mangum for volunteering their expertise, their time, and their careful deliberation to make the process thorough and effective.

On the Road Again
A few items to update on our negotiations with NC DOT concerning traffic and the roads surrounding Woods:
1. As agreed, the stop bar from Woodland Grove Lane to Andrews Store has been extended further into Andrews Store (allowing drivers a better view west down Andrews Store as they are stopped at that intersection).

2. Survey crews were out Tuesday to assess the feasibility of moving the right turn lane from Andrews Store in toward the road shoulder (allowing drivers a better view east down Andrews Store as they are stopped on Woodland Grove). On March 1st I met with Lee Bowman and Garretson Browne of Briar Chapel, and they confirmed their support for this move.

3. Mr. Bowman and Mr. Browne also reaffirmed their commitment to building a pedestrian crosswalk across Woodland Grove Lane. This work will likely take place in June when they plan to add the final layer of asphalt on to Woodland Grove Lane.

4. We are awaiting word from NC DOT on the matter of lowering the speed limit on Andrews Store (which they have agreed to do) and we have also heard from Woods parents who would be willing to pay for the installation of a flashing light school zone sign on Andrews Store (since NC DOT is not willing to fund the project.)

Employee Contracts
I am planning to have contracts out to all teachers/employees at the beginning of next week. I will ask that these be returned within five days, which allows us to start advertising for openings over spring break. There are three openings that I know of to date:
1. Bonnie Ross will retire from Woods at the end of this school year leaving an opening in 4th grade.
2. Summer Delciotto will leave Woods to return to school full time. She has taught two dasses in theater (one for high school, one for middle) and led the after-school theater program.
3. The opening in elementary PE is currently being filled by long-term substitute Carmen Wood, who has agreed to stay until the end of the year. We will conduct a full search for this position beginning in April, and it is our hope and belief that Ms. Wood will be a candidate in the search.

Tornado Drill
Each spring, during or near Severe Weather Awareness Week, we take time to review and drill our tornado drill procedures. This year’s drill will take place tomorrow.

Director Surveys and Evaluations
Faculty, parents, and students will be able to offer feedback on our three directors—Cindy Sperry (K-8), Adrienne Berg (9-12), and Kathleen St. Lawrence—via a survey that will go live the week we return from spring break. The survey questions are both quantitative and qualitative, and they will assist me in my evaluation of the directors and the directors in their reflections on their progress.

Charter School Renewal
Two representatives from the Office of Charter Schools (OCS) will visit Woods on Tuesday, April 4th as part of their process in renewing our charter. We currently operate under a ten-year charter that expires in June of 2018. The OCS representatives will hold sessions with the board/administration, with parents, and with teachers. They will also tour the building and visit classes.
Reminder: the board’s session with OCS is at 9:00 a.m. on April 4th.

Charter School Performance Framework
Last year DPI, through the Office of Charter Schools, implemented a new performance framework to be used annually in assessing the state’s charter schools. In June I provided many documents to DPI for their use in evaluating Woods academically, financially, and operationally. On February 20th OCS reported that we were in compliance on all measures.

DPI’s explanation of the framework:
Goal 2.4 of the North Carolina State Board’s Strategic Plan is to “Increase the number of charter schools meeting academic, operational, and financial goals.” In 2014-15, DPI’s Office of Charter Schools (OCS) created the Annual Performance Framework to serve as the standard mechanism for reporting on progress toward achievement of these goals. The Framework provides a consolidated view of each charter school’s performance relative to a list of academic, operational, and financial requirements. The academic elements of the Framework are all standard indicators provided by the State accountability system. The operational and financial elements of the Framework are all required by statute, State Board policy, or the Charter Agreement.
OCS must collect various documents annually from each charter school in order to review the school’s operational compliance status and assemble the operational Framework report for the school.
I have attached OCS’s six-page report to this principal’s report.

Sports Report
High school sports — as reported by Dena Floyd
Varsity spring sports is well on its way with the start of three new spring sports this year. Track and Field will attend their first meet next Thursday at Chatham Central. The guys and ladies have been training hard under tutelage of Coach Kevin Pease. It is the inaugural season of men’s tennis, so far they have played four matches. They played their first home match at the Governor’s Club last Friday, losing a close match to Franklin Academy. Coach Sam Spencer has been great for the team, and the guys are learning and improving each game. Golf is also new this year with two golfers competing, freshman Bennett Barnes and Carter Thompson. Coach and Director Ray Reyes from the Preserve has been instructing our guys as we compete against the rest of the conference, matches are held every Monday. Lastly, the women’s soccer team is off to a great start as they are undefeated so far with three games under their belt. They had an amazing and thriller double OT win against conference foe Raleigh Charter in their home opener last week. The women look to continue their success this Friday and Sunday as they take on two highly talented teams (Community School of Davidson and Graystone Day School) in the East vs West Tournament at Catawba College. The team is coached by the wonderful Graeme Stewart in his sixth season at Woods.

Middle School Sports — as reported by Bryan Matthews
MS baseball and girls soccer have begun! Soccer won both games and baseball split theirs. Baseball is coached by Bob Cole and Chris Smollen. 12 boys fill the roster. This is their 2nd season and first in the Central Carolina Middle School Conference play. Girls soccer is once again coached by Peter Nowak, who is in his 6th season. 18 girls are on the team this season. They have played in the conference finals 3 years in a row.

Upcoming Dates:

March
27-31 Spring Break
April
4 Office of Charter Schools renewal visit
20 April Board Meeting
22 WCSF Benefit Auction
26 9th Grade Orientation
28 No School

P7. NA PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION I Mark Johnson, Superintendent of Public Instruction
WWW. NC PUBLIC SCHOOLS .0RG
February 3, 2017
TO: Charter School Administrators
FROM: Dave Machado, Director

Office of Charter Schools
2016 PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK RELEASE
Your school’s 2016 Charter School Performance Framework is attached for your review. The 2016 Charter School Performance Framework initiated a new process to collect and generate the final reports utilizing Microsoft SharePoint. The initial pilot year was a learning experience to drive and improve the process to make it more efficient for schools. We apologize for the delay in getting the 2016 final Performance Framework (PF) report to your school. The Office of Charter Schools (OCS) has worked to correct issues which caused the delay to prevent significant delays with releasing future reports.
The Office of Charter Schools (OCS) collects evidence of operational, financial, and academic compliance through the Charter School PF annually. Goal 2.4 of the North Carolina State Board’s Strategic Plan is to “Increase the number of charter schools meeting academic, operational, and financial goals.” In 2014-15, OCS created the Annual PF to serve as the standard mechanism for reporting on progress toward achievement of these goals. The PF provides a consolidated view of each charter school’s performance relative to a list of academic, operational, and financial requirements. The academic elements of the Framework are standard indicators provided by the State accountability system. The operational and financial elements of the Framework are required by statute, State Board policy, or the Charter Agreement.
We are open to your feedback as the 2017 collection period proceeds and hope you see evidence of your feedback from last year in our current process. We thank you for your patience and support of
the office during the Microsoft SharePoint transition. Please contact please contact Cande
Honeycutt at (919)807-3493 or cande.honeycuttAdpi.nc.gov with questions or concerns about the Performance Framework.
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Enclosure: 2016 Charter School Performance Framework
OFFICE OF CHARTER SCHOOLS
6303 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-6303 I (919) 807-34911Fax (919) 807-3496
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

2016 Charter School Performance Framework
SCHOOL NAME: Woods Charter
GRADE SPAN: KG:01:02:03:04:05:06:07:08:09:10:11:12
A. Operational Annual Monitoring Criteria
MEASURE CRITERIA STATUS
Al The NC Report Card and Letter Grade are prominently Compliant displayed on the school’s website and schools with D/F have sent letter to notify parents.
A2 The school has an assigned administrator in the Education Compliant
Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS).
A3 The school meets the required number of instructional Compliant
hours or days in accordance with State law.
A4 The school adheres to all testing and accountability policies Compliant
for state assessments.
A5 The school implements mandated programming as a result Compliant
of state or federal requirements.
A5 Title I N/A
A5 Title II N/A
A5 Exceptional Children Compliant
A5 School Nutrition Compliant
A5 English Language Learners Compliant
A6 The school follows student admissions and lottery Compliant
requirements as stated in North Carolina General Statute,

State Board of Education Policy, and the signed charter

agreement
A7 The school’s official funded ADM is within 10% of the Compliant
projected ADM.

2016 Charter School Performance Framework
SCHOOL NAME: Woods Charter
GRADE SPAN: KG:01:02:03:04:05:06:07:08:09:10:11:12
A. Operational Annual Monitoring Criteria
MEASURE CRITERIA STATUS
A8 The non-profit board has a current grievance policy. Compliant
A09 The non-profit board has a current conflict of interest policy Compliant
that complies with G.S. 115C-218.15 (effective March 1,

2016).
A10 The non-profit board has a current nepotism policy. Compliant
All A quorum of the non-profit board of directors meets no less Compliant
than 8 times a year (including annual meeting).
Al2 The majority of the non-profit board members primary Compliant
residence in NC. 50% of board member officers reside

within NC.
A13 There is evidence of current fire inspections and related Compliant
records.
A14 The school has a viable certificate of occupancy or other Compliant
required building use authorization.
A15 The non-profit board holds current, active civil and liability Compliant
insurance with the minimum coverage as defined in the

signed charter agreement.
A16 The non-profit board has a criminal history check policy that Compliant
is at least the same as the LEA in which the school is located.
A17 The school is compliant with all student health and safety Compliant
requirements as defined in general statute, SBE policy, or

the signed charter agreement.
A18 The school is compliant with teacher licensure percentage Compliant
requirements by maintaining at least 50% of teachers

licensed from the first day of instruction throughout the

school year in accordance with SBE policy.

2016 Charter School Performance Framework
SCHOOL NAME: Woods Charter
GRADE SPAN: KG:01:02:03:04:05:06:07:08:09:10:11:12
C. Financial Compliance
MEASURE CRITERIA STATUS DATA
C1 State Board of Education (SBE) policy TCS-U-006 specifies N/A (C) None – N/A
the three levels of financial noncompliance under which a

charter school may be placed by Financial and Business

Services. These levels are 1-Cautionary, 2-Probationary, and

3-Disciplinary.

2016 Charter School Performance Framework
SCHOOL NAME: Woods Charter
GRADE SPAN: KG:01:02:03:04:05:06:07:08:09:10:11:12
D. Academic Outcomes
MEASURE CRITERIA STATUS DATA
D1 The charter school’s School Performance Grade (SPG) is a C or better. Met A+NG
D2 The charter school met or exceeded expected growth. Met Met
D3 The charter school’s Performance Composite Grade Level Proficiency (GLP) is 60% or better. Met 88.6
D4 The charter school’s Performance Composite College and Career Readiness (CCR) is 60% or better. Met 83.2
D5 The charter school’s Performance Composite GLP is comparable to the LEA. Met 88.6
D6 The charter school’s Performance Composite CCR is comparable to the LEA. Met 83.2
D7 Female Subgroup Grade Level Proficiency is comparable to the LEA. Met 91.2
D8 Male Subgroup Grade Level Proficiency is comparable to the LEA. Met 86.4
D9 Black Subgroup Grade Level Proficiency is comparable to the LEA. Met 54.8
D10 White Subgroup Grade Level Proficiency is comparable to the LEA. Met 91.8
D11 Hispanic Subgroup Grade Level Proficiency is comparable to the LEA. Met 90.5
D12 American Indian Subgroup Grade Level Proficiency is comparable to the LEA. N/A N/A

2016 Charter School Performance Framework
SCHOOL NAME: Woods Charter
GRADE SPAN: KG:01:02:03:04:05:06:07:08:09:10:11:12
D. Academic Outcomes
MEASURE CRITERIA STATUS DATA
D13 Economically Disadvantaged Subgroup Grade Level Proficiency is comparable to the LEA. Met 82.8
D14 Exceptional Children Subgroup Grade Level Proficiency is comparable to the LEA. Met 66.7
D15 Reading Performance Grade is comparable to the LEA. N/A A

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Woods Charter School excels by capturing top soccer player & coaching honors http://chathamjournal.com/2016/06/01/woods-charter-school-excels-capturing-top-soccer-coaching-honors/ Wed, 01 Jun 2016 21:39:28 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6385 Raleigh, NC – The North Central Athletic 1A Conference has announced its all-conference awards for its spring sports. Woods Charter School’s Isabel Pearce (49 goals) was named the NCAC’s soccer player of the year, while the Wolves’ Graeme Stewart was…

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Raleigh, NC – The North Central Athletic 1A Conference has announced its all-conference awards for its spring sports. Woods Charter School’s Isabel Pearce (49 goals) was named the NCAC’s soccer player of the year, while the Wolves’ Graeme Stewart was coach of the year.

2016 North Central Athletic 1A Conference Soccer All-Conference Awards.

Player of the Year: Isabel Pearce, Woods Charter School.

Goalkeeper of the Year: Marlayna Frutiger, Franklin Academy.

Coach of the Year: Graeme Stewart, Woods Charter.

Sportsmanship Award: River Mill Academy

Conference Champion: Franklin Academy

First team All-Conference

Woods Charter–Isabel Pearce, Jade Ogilvie, Mackenzie Abbott, Renee Brozowski, Justina Stewart.

East Wake–Gaby Toussaint, Allie Page, Haley Turner.

Franklin Academy–Marlayna Frutiger, Kiera Stephan, Anna Krussow, Danielle Morrison, Kiley Hughes, Niamh Stephan.

Kestrel Heights–Ciara Edmonds.

Raleigh Charter–Hana Chabinsky, Karly Dreyer, Lily Koning, Ellie White, Daisy Bonifant.

Research Triangle High School–Halima Hasan.

River Mill–Jenna Janice.

Roxboro Community–Sarah Powell, Ashton Martin.

Voyager Academy–Campbell Shaw.

Honorable Mention

Woods–Elise Moses, Alex Christian.

East Wake–Olivia Whitley, Madi Hempstead.

Franklin–Kennedy Capps, Taylor Kassay.

Kestrel Heights–Kira Hollinghurst, Dina Avila.

Raleigh–Emma Spitz, Charlotte Rhodes.

Research Triangle–Sierra Street, Brittany Worthy.

River Mill–Maddie Jordan, Alyssa Nelson.

Roxboro–Eryka Venek, Skylar Bryan.

Voyager–Maggie Liller, Carlie Reo.

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Woods Charter School Envirothon teams triumph in regional competition http://chathamjournal.com/2016/04/19/woods-charter-school-envirothon-teams-triumph/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:11:54 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6131 Chapel Hill, NC – In March, the Woods Charter School Envirothon teams competed at the Regional Competition and came away a 1st place and a sweep of all categories for the Middle School team, Naturally Treeific, and a 1st, 4th,…

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Chapel Hill, NC – In March, the Woods Charter School Envirothon teams competed at the Regional Competition and came away a 1st place and a sweep of all categories for the Middle School team, Naturally Treeific, and a 1st, 4th, and 7th place for Woods Charter High School Teams, PhioSlothicals, The Cecils Sitting by the Seashore, and Turnover Turtles respectively.

The Woods Charter Middle School team – Naturally Treeific (Ashley Allushuski, Grace Hegland, Cordelia Hume, Mia Kalish, Lily St. Amant, and Wiley Sikes) – scored 490 out of 500 with 1st place every category – Aquatics, Current Environmental Issues, Forestry, Soils and Wildlife. The sweep of all categories has never happened before at regionals nor has the phenomenal score of 490 out of 500 points been seen. These students lived up to and exceeded expectations by scoring 40 points above their nearest competitor. They easily qualified for the State Competition that will be held at the end of April.

Woods Charter school Envirothon teamThe 1st Place Woods High School Team – PhiloSlothicals (Tesia Bobrowski, Caroline Blythe, Rachel Deininger, Mattison Francis, and Henry Lindbo) – scored 460 out of 500 points with 3 top scores in Current Environmental Issues, Forestry and Soils and 2 second places in Aquatics and Wildlife.

Woods Charter High School envirothon teamThe 4th place High School team – The Cecils Sitting by the Seashore (Eli Day, Daniel Falkovic, Levi Horil, Colin Ward, and Conor Ward) scored a 420 (10 points behind the 2nd place team) with 2nd places in Aquatics, Current Environmental Issues and Forestry.

Woods Charter High School envirothonWoods’ 7th place winners, Turnover Turtles (Maggie Johnston, Sarah Falkovic, Sean Nadasky, Olivia Osborne, April Sharp, and Melina Spencer) were only 15 points behind the 4th place team (405 total points) with 3rd place finishes in Aquatics, Current Environmental Issues, and Wildlife). All High School teams also qualified to go the State Tournament.

woods envi 3This marks the 7th year in a row that Woods Charter School teams have competed in the regional competition and have walked away with a least 1st place overall finish.

One coach asked the Woods Charter School coaches how they do this year in and year out. The answer is “our students – we have deep teams (our youngest team members are in 5th grade) and we have students who have been competing since they were in the 5th grade. Our students are intelligent, hard-working and committed, but they never take things for granted nor do they rest on their laurels. They will continue the Woods tradition of excellence for years to come.”

The Woods Charter Envirothon teams will go on to the state tournament on April 28 and 29.

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Chatham County students sweep Envirothon competition http://chathamjournal.com/2016/04/19/chatham-county-students-sweep-environmental-science-competition/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:43:13 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=6127 Pittsboro, NC – On March 22, eight teams of middle and high school students from Chatham County successfully participated in the Piedmont Regional Envirothon at Elon University in Alamance County, which attracted more than 175 participants. Envirothon is a hands‐on…

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Pittsboro, NC – On March 22, eight teams of middle and high school students from Chatham County successfully participated in the Piedmont Regional Envirothon at Elon University in Alamance County, which attracted more than 175 participants. Envirothon is a hands‐on environmental education program, widely known across the nation.

Two Chatham County teams won the coveted first place positions and a total of seven teams qualified for the state competition. Eight teams of students from Woods Charter, Northwood High School and Margret Pollard Middle School competed in teams of five members each.

“The Chatham County teams faired exceptionally well and we are so proud of them,” said Brenda Williams with the Chatham County Soil & Water Conservation District.”

In the High School Division, the Woods Charter School’s PhioSlothicals Team won first place. Others placing in top seven were: Northwood’s G3 Team, third place; Wood Charter’s Cecil’s Sitting by the Seashore Team, fourth place; and Woods Charter’s Turtle Turnovers Team, seventh place.

In the Middle School Division, Woods Charter’s team, Naturally Treeific, secured first place; Margaret Pollard Middle School’s Five Fire Foxes Team finished in fifth place, while the school’s Enviro-Nats Team placed sixth.

All these teams advance to the state finals, which is slated for April 29-30 at Cedarock Park in Alamance County.  The winning high school team for that event advances to the national competition, with all expenses paid.

Envirothon immerses middle and high school students in a year‐long learning process that combines in‐ class curriculum with hands‐on field experiences facilitated by resource professionals such as soil scientists, foresters and wildlife specialists. This intense training culminates in a competition where teams are tested in five subject areas: Soils/Land Use, Aquatic Ecology, Forestry, Wildlife, and a current environmental issue. Scores determine winning placements.

“Envirothon students often become serious stewards of our natural resources and advocates for a healthy planet” said John Peeler, North Carolina’s Envirothon Committee Chair. “What bigger legacy can we leave?”

At the local level, the Envirothon competition is coordinated by soil and water conservation districts and sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

For more information on how to participate in the Envirothon competitions, please visit http://www.ncenvirothon.org or contact the Chatham County Soil & Water Conservation office at 919-542-8240. At the state level, the contact is Sandra Weitzel with the NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation at 919‐715-6680.

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Woods Charter School receives a record 1,807 applications for admission http://chathamjournal.com/2016/01/25/woods-charter-school-receives-a-reco/ Tue, 26 Jan 2016 02:09:40 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5715 Chapel Hill, NC – Woods Charter School, located in northeast Chatham County, received a record 1,807 applications for admission for school year 2016-17. The school’s admissions application period ran from October 15, 2015 to January 15, 2016. The school will…

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Chapel Hill, NC – Woods Charter School, located in northeast Chatham County, received a record 1,807 applications for admission for school year 2016-17. The school’s admissions application period ran from October 15, 2015 to January 15, 2016. The school will run the admissions lottery on Monday, February 1.

In the past, names were drawn manually from a container. This year Woods Charter will be using a computer-generated randomizer for the lottery.

Woods held their last admissions tour on January 12. The number of attendees was so large that Woods had to hold the opening talk in the Great Room to accommodate the approximately 140 people visiting. Usually admissions tours kick off in the smaller Glade room.

Founded in 1998, Woods Charter School is a North Carolina public charter school, serving approximately 500 students from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Woods offers a challenging college and university preparatory academic program with an emphasis on character development. It has a history of academic success both in the State’s ABC testing and in the AP, SAT and ACT exams. The strengths of Woods Charter School include small classes, close student-teacher relationships that provide for individual student attention and a caring school community of students, faculty, and parents.

Woods Charter School locationIn 2007, private funding was secured to construct a new school building, and in August 2008, Woods Charter School moved to its current location at 160 Woodland Grove Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27516. Concurrently with the building project, The Woods Charter School Foundation, Inc. was established to raise funds for outfitting the building and meeting the ongoing needs of the school.

 

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Woods Charter School accepting applications for 2016-17 school year through January 15 http://chathamjournal.com/2016/01/05/woods-charter-school-accepting-applications-for-2016-17-school-year-through-january-15/ Tue, 05 Jan 2016 22:19:17 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5590 Chatham County, NC – Woods Charter School is a K-12 school of 500 students in northern Chatham that is open to all school-aged children in North Carolina.  We have a creative, dynamic, and dedicated faculty and a school culture where…

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Chatham County, NC – Woods Charter School is a K-12 school of 500 students in northern Chatham that is open to all school-aged children in North Carolina.  We have a creative, dynamic, and dedicated faculty and a school culture where respect and civility rule.

Woods Charter SchoolTo apply for school year 2016-17, please visit http://www.woodscharter.org/admissions/

It takes only a few seconds to apply, but don’t delay because registration closes on January 15.  Our admissions are based on a lottery that will be held February 1.

You might not know that Woods Charter School is tuition free, has small class sizes, offers bus transportation and has a free and reduced lunch program. Basically, we are an amazing place to grow and learn!

Please visit our website to find out more about Woods Charter School. We have regular tours that are open to all, with the next one scheduled for January 12.

FMI: Call Admissions Director Kathi Shaw at (919) 960-8353, Ext. 103.

Woods Charter School actively strives to be a community of faculty, students, and families of diverse backgrounds. Woods does not discriminate based on age, race, color, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, physical disability, family status, socioeconomic background, national or ethnic origin, or any other protected class in the administration of its policies and programs.

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Three schools in Chatham county among 2014-15 NCHSAA ejection free schools http://chathamjournal.com/2015/10/12/three-schools-in-chatham-county-among-2014-15-nchsaa-ejection-free-schools/ Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:27:11 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5298 Chapel Hill, NC – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced that 139 member schools in the NCHSAA were ejection free in their athletic contests during the 2014-15 school year. In Chatham County, there are three such schools.…

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Chapel Hill, NC – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced that 139 member schools in the NCHSAA were ejection free in their athletic contests during the 2014-15 school year. In Chatham County, there are three such schools. They are Woods Charter School, Chatham Central High School and Chatham Charter School.

The schools were recognized recently at the Association’s regional meetings across the state. The 139 schools represented 34.5 percent of the NCHSAA’s member schools, based on the 403 member schools last year.

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The guidelines record ejections for unsportsmanlike acts such as fighting, taunting, profanity, obscene gestures or disrespectfully addressing or contacting officials.

The 2006-07 academic year was the best since the NCHSAA started tracking ejections in 1997, with 202 schools earning ejection free status, which represented 54.8 percent of the member schools in that year. There were 113 ejection free schools in 2010-11, or 29 percent of the membership, and there were 127 ejection free schools during the 2011-12 academic year. The total for 2012-13 was 128 schools and the number last year was 127.

“We are proud that 139 schools were ejection free last year,” said NCHSAA interim commissioner Que Tucker, “but we have to continue to make sportsmanship a priority and hope the number of schools which are ejection free grows.”

All schools with no ejections for the year received a certificate of recognition at the NCHSAA regional meetings across the state. North Carolina Farm Bureau sponsors this as part of its initiative with the NCHSAA.

Three schools were recognized for completing five consecutive years with no ejections, including Chatham Central, Franklin Academy and Southwest Edgecombe. Two schools, Ocracoke and Southside in Chocowinity, have successfully completed their 11h consecutive ejection-free years, and received a 10-year award last year.

 

Region 1

Ayden-Grifton

Bear Grass Charter

Camden County

Cape Hatteras

Conley, DH

Creswell

Farmville Central

Gates County

Manteo

Mattamuskeet

Northside

Ocracoke

Plymouth

South Creek

Southside

 

Region 2

Eastern Wayne

Greene Central

Hobbton

Lakewood

Lejeune

North Lenoir

Northside (Jax)

Rosewood

White Oak

 

Region 3

Bunn

Cary

Chapel Hill

Clayton

Corinth-Holders

Durham School of the Arts

East Chapel Hill

East Wake

East Wake Academy

Eastern NC School for the Deaf

Franklin Academy*

Franklinton

Granville Central

Hillside

Holly Springs

Kestrel Heights

Louisburg

Middle Creek

Millbrook

NC School of Science & Math

Nash Central

Neuse Charter

North Edgecombe

North Johnston

Northampton

Northern Nash

Northern Vance

Northwest Halifax

Princeton

Raleigh Charter

Rolesville

Roxboro Community

Smithfield-Selma

Southeast Halifax

Southern Durham

Southern Nash

Southwest Edgecombe*

Wake Forest

Warren County

Weldon

 

Region 4

East Bladen

Fairmont

Lee County

Richmond Senior

Smith, E.E.

St. Pauls

 

Region 5

Central Davidson

Chatham Central* (Chatham County, NC)

Chatham Charter (Chatham County, NC)

East Davidson

Eastern Alamance

Eastern Guilford

Eastern Randolph

High Point Central

Lexington Senior

McMichael

North Davidson

North Forsyth

Providence Grove

South Davidson

Southeast Guilford

Southern Guilford

Southwest Guilford

West Davidson

Wheatmore

Williams, Walter M.

Winston-Salem Prep

Woods Charter (Chatham County, NC)

 

Region 6

Ardrey Kell

Ashbrook

Berry Academy

Bessemer City

Carson, Jesse

Cuthbertson

East Lincoln

East Mecklenburg

East Rowan

Garinger

Gray Stone Day

Harding University

Hough

Lincoln Charter

Lincolnton

Marvin Ridge

Monroe

Myers Park

Parkwood

Robinson, J.M.

Rocky River

Salisbury

South Point

South Rowan

South Stanly

Stuart W. Cramer

Vance, Zebulon

West Charlotte

West Lincoln

 

Region 7

Bunker Hill

East Wilkes

Hickory

Mount Airy

NC School for the Deaf

 

Region 8

Andrews

Blue Ridge Early College

Erwin

Mountain Heritage

Murphy

Nantahala

North Henderson

Owen, Charles D.

Pisgah

Polk County

Rosman

Swain County

Tuscola

 

*5th Consecutive Ejection-free Year RecipientChatham schools

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Woods Charter School students to travel to United Nations headquarters http://chathamjournal.com/2015/09/22/woods-charter-school-students-to-travel-to-united-nations-headquarters/ Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:43:59 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=5211 Chapel Hill, NC – Woods Charter School students Lacey Berg, Julianna Puccio, Justina Stewart, and Kaylee Tugwell, with support from the Woods Charter School Foundation, will travel to the United Nations headquarters on October 9 for Girls Speak Out, part…

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Chapel Hill, NC – Woods Charter School students Lacey Berg, Julianna Puccio, Justina Stewart, and Kaylee Tugwell, with support from the Woods Charter School Foundation, will travel to the United Nations headquarters on October 9 for Girls Speak Out, part of the 2015 International Day of the Girl Summit. The girls collaborated on a dramatic monologue highlighting the limits and inadequacies of sex ed in school. The monologue will be one of a series of presentations telling girls’ stories, speaking out about the “empowerment, protection and participation of girls in all levels of society.” The IDG Summit showcases the stories of girls around the globe.

GLI LogoThe Woods Charter School chapter of Girls Learn International advocates for human rights, with a focus on girls around the world. The group raises awareness about obstacles girls face, such as lack of access to education, child marriage, sex trafficking, and poverty. Discussion of current events brings to light the disadvantages and discrimination that girls struggle against in many communities. Chapter members seek to inform themselves and energize others to advocate for universal girls’ education and social change.

Inspired by their GLI experience, the four submitted a piece for consideration to IDG 2015. Their work was selected from submissions worldwide.

“Education is the key to ending oppression,” says Lacey Berg, GLI chapter co-president. “Girls and women have the power to change the world, and we strive to help create the opportunity.”

FMI: Contact GLI Faculty Advisor Adrienne Berg *protected email*

#IDG2015 #GirlsTakeover #GirlsSpkOut

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Video: Woods Charter High School graduates exit to the music of “Star Wars” http://chathamjournal.com/2015/06/19/video-woods-charter-high-school-graduates-exit-to-the-music-of-star-wars/ Sat, 20 Jun 2015 02:09:56 +0000 http://chathamjournal.com/?p=4138 Chapel Hill, NC – The 2015 Woods Charter High School seniors flip their tassels and toss their caps as they get ready to exit the graduation ceremony to the sounds of the “Star Wars” theme. (Filmed by Nick Galin)

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Chapel Hill, NC – The 2015 Woods Charter High School seniors flip their tassels and toss their caps as they get ready to exit the graduation ceremony to the sounds of the “Star Wars” theme. (Filmed by Nick Galin)

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