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One School ~ One Book
12/15/2017
Take a look at what JWHS is planning to launch in January 2018. Colonels will unite through reading: setting goals, climbing to new heights! Plan to join us for our One School, One Book initiative coming soon…mid January 2018. We look forward to having you join us! Feel free to contact Mrs. Carnill, Mrs. Phelps, Ms. Hartenbach, or a Literacy Team member for more information, and watch for updates to come.
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Mountain Vista
2018 Application for Mountain Vista Governor's School
12/15/2017
Students interested in attending Mountain Vista Regional Academic-Year Governor's School should complete the application and return it to your guidance counselor by March 1, 2018.
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Winter Concert
Winter Musical Concert
12/13/2017
Celebrate the season with music. Join us Monday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Washington Theatre for our Winter Band Concert. The program will include a combination of serious and fun music, as well as a special guest performance by our own Principal, Mr. Sam Gross. Enjoy a family friendly blend of great music, including a big sing-a-long in which everyone can participate. We will be accepting donations at the door for the Laurel House.
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Welcome Freshmen
Rising Freshmen Parent Night
12/06/2017
Join us Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the JWHS Auditorium for a presentation for parents of upcoming ninth graders. This presentation is designed to prepare for the 2018-2019 registration process and provide a general overview of graduation requirements and diploma types. All parents of rising freshmen are encouraged to attend.
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Colonels Care
11/30/2017
Help our Colonels provide toilet paper to those in need. Drop off your donations and be entered for a prize.
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Sports Pass
Yearly Sports Passes ~ Price Reduced
11/06/2017
Passes are valid for all regular season home games at James Wood (does not include post-season games). Adult passes are now $60 and student passes are $40.
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School Bus
Bus Notes
09/07/2017
If your student is riding a different bus for any reason, you will need to notify the school in writing.
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Yearbook Orders
08/21/2017
Place your order online now at https://yearbookforever.com/#school/4902/2018 for the 2017-18 James Wood High School Woodbine Yearbook. The current cost is $85, and will increases to $100 on January 1, 2018.
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FCPS Focus
FCPS Focus - December 13, 2017
12/13/2017
The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available.
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H.N. Funkhouser & Company Presents Schools with Grants Totaling $10,000
12/12/2017
Representatives from H.N. Funkhouser & Company recently presented grants totaling $10,000 to support math and science program in each of Frederick County's public schools.
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Frederick County Public Schools Earns Meritorious Budget Award for Fifth Consecutive Year
12/05/2017
The Association of School Business Officials has awarded Frederick County Public Schools a Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation.
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Speak Up
Frederick County Public Schools Encourages Student, Staff, Parent and Community Participation in the 2017 Speak Up Survey
11/29/2017
Students, parents, staff and members of the community are being asked to complete the 2017 Speak Up Survey. The brief, anonymous survey offers the opportunity to share perspectives on key educational issues, particularly issues related to digital learning and the use of technology in schools.
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Peggy Clark
Peggy Clark Resigns from Frederick County School Board
11/20/2017
Frederick County School Board Member Peggy Clark resigned from the School Board effective November 20. Mrs. Clark, who was first elected in November 2009, is moving out of the Redbud District and is no longer eligible to serve as that district’s representative on the School Board.
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School Board Establishes FY 2019 Budget Development Calendar
11/17/2017
The School Board has established its FY19 Budget Development Calendar. Superintendent David Sovine is scheduled to present his proposed budget to the School Board at the Board's meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018.
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School Board Adopts 2018-20 Comprehensive Plan and Budget Priorities
11/16/2017
The School Board adopted its revised Comprehensive Plan and Budget Priorities. These priorities will help guide the School Board as the FY19 budget is developed in the coming months.
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CIP Priorities: 1. Aylor Replacement 2. New High School 3. Armel Addition/Renovation
School Board Adopts 2019-23 Capital Improvements Plan
11/15/2017
The School Board has adopted its Capital Improvements Plan for 2019-2023. The top three priorities are a Robert E. Aylor Middle School replacement, a fourth high school and an addition/renovation at Armel Elementary School.
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