Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Both teams play Thursday in the quarterfinals.
The Woodson High School boys and girls lacrosse teams both won in the first round of the Northern Region Tournament on Tuesday, earning them a ticket to the quarterfinals. Full Updated Northern Region Boys Lacrosse Playoff Schedule and Results Full Updated Northern Region Girls Lacrosse Playoff Schedule and Results The girls team, which now stands at 13-2, knocked out Robinson with a 16-6 win. Laura Dunn led all scorers with five goals and one assist. Jazz Kim had four goals. The boys team, which now stands at 11-4, defeated Centreville with a 12-7 win. Both teams play again Thursday in the quarterfinals. The boys travel to Vienna to face Madison High in a 7 p.m. match. The girls team plays Langley High School at 5 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Family suggests donations for suicide prevention.
The family of Ethan Griffith, the W.T. Woodson High School student who died unexpectedly Tuesday, is inviting the community to an event Sunday to celebrate the teenager's life. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the gym and social hall at Providence Presbyterian Church in Fairfax. The notice was sent by Woodson High School at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, the family suggests that you consider making a donation to the Josh Anderson Foundation. The Josh Anderson Foundation’s mission is to provide teenagers with mental health education, resources and support so that they will never turn to suicide. Woodson High School principal Jeff Yost said in a statement Wednesday that Griffith "was a good …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Junior Ethan Griffith, 17, died Tuesday. People are encouraging each other to wear orange in his memory Thursday.
Woodson High School in Fairfax is likely to be a sea of orange Thursday, as many took to social media Wednesday night asking all to wear the color in honor of 11th-grader Ethan Griffith, who died unexpectedly Tuesday. Woodson Principal Jeff Yost alerted the Woodson community to Ethan's death Wednesday afternoon, sending out a statement that called him "a good student" and "well-liked by all who knew him." Counselors from Woodson and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) were on hand to try and help students absorb the difficult news Wednesday, Yost said. Read the full text of Principal Yost's statement here. Members of the community, both who knew Ethan and who didn't, took to Patch, Facebook and Twitter Wednesday as news of the teen's …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Principal Jeff Yost calls 17-year-old Ethan Griffith "a good student and well-liked by all who knew him."
Woodson High School officials announced 17-year-old junior Ethan Griffith died Tuesday night. The full text of Principal Jeff Yost's message to families runs below. Dear Parents and Guardians, I have sad news to share with the Woodson family. One of our students, 11th grader Ethan Griffith, died unexpectedly last evening. Ethan was a good student and well-liked by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with the Griffith family during this extremely difficult time. Our counselors and members of the [Fairfax County Public Schools] Crisis Response Team will be available to meet with any students and staff who need support in dealing with this news. A sudden death like this can have an effect on students. For …
Fairfax school officials confirm death of 17-year-old Ethan Griffith.
School officials confirmed Wednesday a student from W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax has died. Junior Ethan Griffith died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, officials said. Woodson High School principal Jeff Yost said in a statement Wednesday that Griffith "was a good student and well-liked by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed." "Our thoughts are with the Griffith family during this extremely difficult time," he wrote. See Yost's full statement here. On Wednesday afternoon, students and others in the Fairfax area were mourning the loss of the teen on social media, bidding their friend farewell and sharing condolences with his family and the larger school community. "Sending thoughts and prayers to the Fairfax and Woodson …
In the prestigious annual ranking of top U.S. high schools, both Fairfax and Woodson rank high.
Fairfax County is home to the top five public high schools in Virginia, as well as several more in the top 20, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best High Schools rankings. Locally, that includes both Woodson and Fairfax high schools. U.S. News generated the rankings through a partnership with American Institutes for Research, looking at students’ performance on standardized tests and how successfully schools educated black, Hispanic and low-income students. James Madison was third in Virginia and 101st nationally in 2013 — both improvements over its 2012 rankings of No. 8. and No. 129 in the state and country, respectively. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology was once again ranked the top school in …
Friday, April 19, 2013
All high schools in Fairfax County, as well as Fairfax City's high school, made the 'Washington Post's' list of top high schools in the country.
The Washington Post has released its annual list of the top high schools in the country - and schools in the City of Fairfax, as well as Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), made an impressive showing. FCPS' Woodson High School had the highest ranking of FCPS high schools on the list, which is based on a formula devised by Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews. Woodson was ranked 117th on the list of 1,900 schools in 2013. In the City of Fairfax, Fairfax High School ranked 205th. Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews, who determines the school's rakings based on an original formula, says the index is designed "to identify schools that challenge average students." The index score is the number of college-level tests …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Annandale-North Springfield Little League celebrated Opening Day on Saturday at Pine Ridge.
Woodson High freshman Connie Kessler wowed a baseball field full of people on Saturday with her rendition of the National Anthem. Connie was chosen to sing as part of the Opening Day ceremonies for the Annandale-North Springfield Little League (ANSLL), which took place at Pine Ridge Field. Sign up for Fairfax City Patch’s daily newsletter "Like" us on Facebook "Follow" us on Twitter Want to share your opinions with the Fairfax community? Start your own blog here.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The recently renovated school has been around for 50 years.
Woodson High School will continue the celebration of its 50th anniversary year with a plaque dedication ceremony and open house today, Saturday, April 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event is open to all members of the Woodson community, including past, present, and future students, and staff members. The event will include speeches by Woodson students about their memories from each of the school’s five decades. Woodson’s alumni chorus will provide live entertainment. Guests will be invited to tour the recently renovated school, pick up a souvenir item—including a DVD retrospective—and catch up with friends and fellow alumni. Woodson High School is a Fairfax County public school. PATCH WANTS TO KNOW - Are you a Woodson alum, or do you have …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Seniors bring study of U.S. government to life Wednesday with visit to Congress.
Some Woodson High School government students had the chance to see what they've been learning come to life at the Capitol on Wednesday with a visit to Congress. The visit is one made by many high school students across the county each year. The trip to DC, and where exactly students visit, is "a school by school decision but encouraged by social studies as it makes the study of government relevant and the students get to see government in action," FCPS social studies coordinator Alice Reilly said. For instance, Langley High School students in McLean visit the Supreme Court as a capstone to their Case Day, Reilly said. Some schools that offer political science electives will also help place a few students as interns on the Hill. For Woodson…