Thursday, September 20, 2012
VDOT and WSHS officials met yesterday to work through the logistics.
After a rumor circulated that Virginia Department of Transportation would not allow Woodbridge Senior High School to hold its annual homecoming parade, Occoquan District Supervisor Mike May reached out to local residents to assure them that the parade would still be happening on the designated date. May met yesterday with WSHS principal David Huckestein and VDOT officials to discuss issues with the parade. "After much discussion, I am happy to report that it appears we have been able to resolve many of the issues at hand and this year's parade will proceed," May said. "Line-up will occur as usual at 4 p.m. However, the parade itself will kick-off a little earlier than usual so that the parade has crossed Old Bridge Road prior to the peak…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Tag Day is coming up on Sept. 8.
It’s a familiar sight in Lake Ridge: Woodbridge Senior High School band, guard and orchestra students, in uniform, knocking on the doors of their neighbors seeking support for the music programs at WSHS. Known as “Tag Day,” this year, those music students will be out in force on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to about 2 p.m. In addition to supporting the music programs, your donation may be tax deductible – check with your tax preparer to be certain. “Any amount will help, and all donations are greatly appreciated,” said Nancy Ro, president of the WSHS Band Boosters – the nonprofit organization that raises money for the band, guard and orchestra programs. “We hope our Lake Ridge neighbors will generously support our kids.” The Band …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
More than 60 groups have registered to compete.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Woodbridge Senior High School will host The Woodbridge Viking Invitational Indoor Percussion and Winter Guard competition on Saturday, March 24, 2012. The competition, which opens to the public at 8 a.m., will be held at the high school, located at 3001 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192. More than 60 groups from high schools and colleges have registered to compete. Tickets are $10 (cash only) payable at the door. Concessions will also be available for sale. Winter guard and indoor percussion are the fastest growing of the marching arts, and high school marching bands benefit from the skills developed in these winter programs. These include elements of music, choreography and theater in color guard and percussion units. Saturday’s …
Friday, February 3, 2012
School program will send three teams to compete in world tournament.
Friday, February 3, 2012
By Carlos Castro, WSHS Engineering Teacher and Robotics Sponsor Woodbridge Senior High School's burgeoning after-school robotics program gained more momentum this last Saturday as it captured the tournament title win at the VEX Robotics Washington, D.C. Regional Tournament. WSHS sent all five of its squads to compete against 66 teams from Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania at the Potomac School in McLean, VA. In a daylong tournament filled with qualifications matches, skills challenges, and interviews with judges, Woodbridge teams held their own against some of the best talent in the Mid-Atlantic. In the end, Woodbridge had three teams qualify for the elimination rounds: 1575C, 1575D and 1575E. In the end, Team 1575C – operated by …
Monday, February 28, 2011
Woodbridge High School Senior Isaiah Simmons throws 68 feet, setting a new state record, despite hand injury.
Woodbridge High School athlete Isaiah Simmons broke a state shot put record that lasted 33 years in the record books. Simmons had to work through a hand injury and alter his practice routine, but still managed to beat the record thanks to the help and guidance of his head coach Andrew McCarthy. On Feb. 25 at the Boo Williams Sports Complex in Hampton, Simmons threw 68 feet, which was enough to break the Virginia High School League Indoor State Shot Put record held by Dan Krueger of Bayside High School since 1978. “This was my goal,” said Simmons. Simmons, and his coaches, weren't sure he'd be able to break the record because of his injuries and changes to his training schedule. Due to his finger sprain, Simmons hadn’t practiced for a few…
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Ryad Chaoui, Tommy Ewell, and Koa Beus enchant audiences at Masquerade-themed coffee house.
Several budding musicians impressed the audience with their original songs on acoustic guitar and piano at Woodbridge Senior High School’s Valentine’s masquerade-themed coffee house event on Feb. 17. The big crowd pleaser was acoustic guitarist Ryad Chaoui, who played both solo and with fellow guitarist Greg Rosenberg. No stranger to coffee houses, regulars looked forward to Chaoui’s performance. Although Chaoui now writes his own music, surprisingly, he first picked up the guitar only two years ago, the junior said. “I got in with the right people; they showed me the ropes.” Chaoui told his audience he is upset that his band was prohibited from performing at the WSHS Battle of the Bands because two of the members go to different schools…
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Isaiah Simmons is star on the field and in the classroom.
Woodbridge Senior High School Track and Field Athlete Isaiah Simmons is ranked third in the nation among high school shot-put throwers. He is only 4.5 inches away from the Virginia All-Time State Record, and Simmons recently learned that he made the Virginia State Shot-Put Record for Indoor Track and Field. Woodbridge Senior High School Track Coach Andrew McCarthy said Simmons has, “changed the face of Woodbridge Track and Field.” Simmons "is the most coachable track athlete I’ve ever had or ever will have.” Beyond his accomplishments on the field, Simmons is also a high achieving student. He will attend the University of Miami in fall of 2011 on a track scholarship. He has a 3.7 grade point average and says that track and field has …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Patch spoke to director Terri Caretti about her student production of Shakespeare’s whimsical comedy.
Woodbridge Senior High School is performing an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream this weekend Jan. 21 through Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. The production is in its second week after débuting last weekend with two shows. “I really think this is the best show I’ve done so far at Woodbridge Senior High School,” said director and theatre teacher Terri Caretti. “We had a great opening night house. The audience reaction has been wonderful; there’s been a lot of positive feedback. “ The production stars Laura Loy as Puk, Brittany Carpenter as Hermia, Devante Allen as Demetrius, Anthony Powell as Lysander, and Casey Young as Helena. Although it is in Shakespearean language, “We updated it,” said Caretti. “We’re doing (a frame …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Woodbridge Senior High School athletic director Karl Kerns seeks community support for the athletic program.
The Viking Booster Club within Woodbridge Senior High School is an organization that supports Woodbridge team sports and Athletic Director Karl Kerns expresses his intent and desire to get the community involved to help boost the Booster Club. “We’re trying to get the community involved with the school,” Kerns said. Joining the Booster Club costs $25 and in return the members get to vote on how to spend their funds to support student athletes. Booster members consist mainly of parents who help the Club by running concessions and selling team spirit clothing and accessories to support the athletic programs. Although this existing support is crucial, Kerns would like to see more involvement on the part of the community. “Schools are the …
Saturday, January 8, 2011
WSHS Book Players explain that the library can be an enjoyable place for students to spend their time.
Woodbridge Senior High School library is more than just a place to take out books for school projects. Just ask the Book Players who are very involved in the library's activities. According to WSHS senior and Book Player member Jean Cullman, the group consists of student library aids who work on advisories for readers, internet research, popular books recommendations, and bulletin boards. Cullman said that this year, the Players have strived to set particular goals for themselves as a group. "We're trying to get people to come in," Cullman said, adding that as the library is a quiet place to come and relax, it also serves as a platform to gather knowledge and insight into a different world. According to librarian and teacher Barbara …