I am excited to announce that we have a very informative speaker lined up for our Wednesday, November 3 PTA General Meeting. The meeting will be virtual and begin at 7 p.m. Our speaker is Catherine Marrs* from Marrs College Admission Advisors. Her talk is titled "Preparing for College: How to Look Your Strongest & Minimize Your Debt."
If you have a child in high school, it is never too early to begin strategizing your child's college plan. From identifying your students strengths and interests to choosing a college and navigating the application process. The process can be stressful, confusing and put a burden on all members of the family. Please make plans to join us!
*Our speaker CEP Catherine Marrs:
Is recognized as one of the leading independent admissions counselors in the North Texas region. She founded founded Marrs College Admission Advisors in 2004.
Is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, the Higher Educational Consultants Association, the National Association of College Admission Counselors and the Texas Association of Admission Counselors
Is one of a handful of distinguished Dallas-area college admissions advisors who is credentialed by the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners (CEP)
Is a member of Executive Women of Dallas. Catherine holds a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Arizona. She earned her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University and a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA. She also completed the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions and the IECA Principles and Practice Training.
Has helped place hundreds of students in colleges throughout her career
SUPPORT LAKEWOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD PTA & THE LAKEWOOD HOME TOUR
Every year the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA (LECPTA) donates an incredible amount of money to both Long and Woodrow. They work tirelessly to take care of their community and their commitment to Long and Woodrow is unmatched.
The Lakewood Home Tour is a huge part of their fundraising efforts and they need volunteers to make it happen. This year LECPTA has designated 6827 Lakeshore to Woodrow PTA so our parents, students and alumni can volunteer together to work a home tour. The Lakewood Home Tour is November 12-13. Please take a moment to grab some friends and sign up for a shift.
IB SPEAKER SERIES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26
The IB Parent Organization will host an October parent session with our Academic Service Providers (ASP) on Tuesday, October 26 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Times Ten Cellars. Sarah Urquidez and Kaylyn Walton will discuss college costs, the importance of test scores, and the college admission process.
HELP IB FILM COMPETE IN PARIS!
Woodrow Wilson Film program has been asked to participate in an event in Paris called Clash of the Titans. Some of the most renowned international schools with some of the strongest film programs in the world will meet in Paris in January where students will have the challenge to create a short film in 48 hours.
Join us for Dessert Theatre! Tuesday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Donations to the Performing Arts Department gladly accepted for admission.
AUDITIONS FOR PIPPIN
Preliminary auditions for this year's musical, Pippin, will be held on Saturday, November 6. There will be a signup sheet available on the callboard outside of the Black Box (across from the choir room) on Monday, November 1.
There will be two song choices available for boys to sing, and two song choices available for girls to sing. These will be made available to students this week (sometime after the choir performance on Tuesday night). Students should choose only one song and prepare it.
There will be a rehearsal to learn each song on Monday or Tuesday (November 1-2). One session for boys and one session for girls. The songs will be learned as a group, but each person must sing their song solo for the audition. There will not be makeup sessions for the rehearsals or for the auditions. If you cannot make these times, you must learn the music on your own.
All Woodrow students are invited to audition. You MUST AUDITION to be in the show, even in the chorus.
Callbacks will be posted on Monday, November 8. There will be new songs to learn for each character that you are called back for. The rehearsal to learn these songs will be after school on Wednesday, November 10.
Callbacks will be scheduled for Saturday, November 13 and will last most of that day. No rescheduling will be allowed.
Congratulations to our students chosen by audition for the TMEA Choirs!
Region: Christopher Gray and Patricia McDonald
District: Lily Harrigan
9/10 Honor Choir: Miguel Aguilar, Guillermo Blanco, William Braud, Gabi Cespedes, Sera Cespedes, Maggie De La Fuente, Zoe Haeffner, Tyler Joplin, James Kelcher, Alison Kuoba, Izzy Munsterman, Diana Ramirez, Channing Schkade, and Jared Villanueva
Peace Pantry: The Woodrow Community Peace Pantry helps supplement meals and provides healthy snacks, uniforms, and toiletries to students. No paperwork is necessary. Email our Community Liaison Elizabeth Jurado to schedule a pickup time.
Thank you to those who participated in our conference night. Report cards were distributed to students last week and will be mailed on Monday. This week we will continue after school and Saturday acceleration sessions for those who need support to pass a STAAR test. We will also begin notifying students that need to make up seat time due to excessive absences. Read the complete message ...
PRINCIPAL'S MONTHLY LUNCH AND LEARN
The next Lunch and Learn with Principal Moran is Wednesday, October 27 from 12-12:30 p.m. Join the Zoom call to talk about ways to improve family and community engagement. The meeting ID is 852 3455 8486.