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 …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Woodbridge students take top honors in poetry contest
The annual "Off the Wall" arts festival held at the Candy Factory in Manassas yielded some Woodbridge student awards. In the poetry contest, Woodbridge Senior High School student Brittany Crow claimed first place with her poem "Artist." Fellow Viking Phebe Ciemny took third place with her work "Poetry Reading." Honorable mention awards went to Kaderdra Holmes, Teja Dupree, and Mary DesJardin, all from Woodbridge High School. Artists were instructed to incorporate the phrase, “Engaged in Art,” into their poetry submissions. In the visual arts contest, WSHS student Victoria Lafranchise earned an honorable mention with her work “Monster Machine." Congrats, Vikings!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Woodbridge Senior High School Lady Vikings basketball teams has high hopes for the 2010-2011 season.
Getting to the Virginia state athletic tournament in any high school sport can oftentimes be a lofty goal. But for Coach George Washington and this season's Viking girls varsity basketball team, such a goal may be within sight. "I would like for us to be a lot more competitive have a shot at district, regionals and make it to the state tournament," said Coach Washington. "But it's going to take a lot of hard work." Washington noted that his team this year is older – with eight seniors, three juniors, one sophomore and one freshman -- but that his key players were all with him last year, so he anticipates a strong season. "What it's going to take for us to make it to states is we're going to have to be unstoppable," said Coach Washington…
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The gym can now host tournaments with improved facilities.
Woodbridge Senior High School has a new gym floor, locker rooms and varsity team for the first time in nearly 20 years. The process of renovating the gym started in late May when contractors began surveying conditions and after county officials made an inspection of the old floor and deemed it unsafe. While the gym was still under construction during the first week of school, WSHS' Activities Director Karl Kerns said it had no affect on the physical education classes held in the gym's facilities. "This new floor was built on top of the existing floor so we need to make some more adjustments before games can be played in here," said Kerns. "Since we built on the floor the basketball hoops are no longer ten-feet-tall and we need to put in …