SCHOOL of the WOODS 2016 - 2017 Calendar  (as of Apr 27, 2017)
AUGUST
1 - 26FAMILY CONFERENCES / New Early Childhood Families 
22Teachers Return  
23 - 26FAMILY CONFERENCES / Elementary through High School 
23Middle School: Orientation Meeting, Potluck 6:00 p.m., Orientation 6:30 p.m. 
27High School: Social for students and parents, Woods High School Campus, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
29FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - Early Childhood/Kindergarten - One half of class, except Full Day - Elementary - one half of class - Upper Elementary - all of class - Middle School - all of class - High School - all of class 
30 - Sep 2   High School: Students' Retreat. September 2 Noon Dismissal 
30Upper Elementary: Class Social, 6:00 p.m., New and Returning Parents' Orientation, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.  
31Elementary: First Day of School - Second half of class 
SEPTEMBER
1Early Childhood Full Day: First Day of Class, New and Returning Students  
2Elementary: All of class in session  
5LABOR DAY / STUDENT HOLIDAY (All Classes)  
6FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL -Early Childhood / Kindergarten-remaining half of class, except Full Day  
6 - 8Elementary: Class Social & Orientation for New & Returning Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Collins 9/7, Schwarz 9/6, Stepankiw 9/8)  
7Early Childhood/Kindergarten Full Day: New and Returning Parents' Orientation, 7:00 p.m.  
12ALL CLASSES IN SESSION  
12 - 16Middle School: Camp Allen ROPES Course  
12African-Drum, Dance, Guitar Classes Begin  
13 - 15Early Childhood / Kindergarten: New and Returning Parents' Orientation, 6:00 p.m. (Funk 9/13, Tomlinson 9/14, Lutzel 9/15)  
14Upper Elementary: 4th-Grade History Field Study Meeting for Parents & Students, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.  
19 - Oct 21   Middle School: Cycle 1 
21All School: Welcome Coffee - 8:15-10:00 a.m.  
25 - 30Upper Elementary: 4th-grade History Field Study, Crow Canyon Archaeology School, Colorado  
26 - Oct 7   All School: Flower Power Fundraising Sale  
26High School: Class Group Pictures  
28All School: Chili Cook-Off Planning Meeting, Wirt Road, 8:15 a.m. 
28High School: Individual Student Pictures & Group Pictures 
OCTOBER
1All School: Adult Social: Back to School, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.  
3 - 6Individual Student Pictures: Wirt Road  
4Gymnastics Classes Begin 
5Parent Education: Coffee with Sherry Herron, Head of School, for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Upper Elementary Parents, 8:15 a.m. 
7Class Group Pictures, Wirt Road 
8Parent Education: Montessori and the Home, Early Childhood 
11Parent Education: Coffee with Dr. Betsy Coe, Middle and High School Parents, Wirt Road, 8:45 a.m. 
11High School: Pot Luck Supper, 6:00 p.m., Intersession 1 Mtg, 7:00 p.m.  
12Upper Elementary: 5th grade history field study meeting for parents & Students, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. 
12All School: Chili Cook-Off Planning Meeting, Wirt Road, 8:15 a.m. 
15High School: PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) for 10th and 11th Grades, 8:00 a.m.  
16 - 21Upper Elementary: 5th-grade Anthropology Field Study to Michael, Illinois  
17 - 21High School: Exams  
24 - 28Middle School: Immersion Week 
24 - 28High School: Intersession 1  
27Elementary: Evening of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Collins/Harbaugh 
30All School: Chili Cook-Off 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
31 - Dec 16   Middle School: Cycle 2 
31All School: Fall Parent Coffee, Wirt Road Campus, 8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
NOVEMBER
1Upper Elementary: Renaissance Festival  
1Elementary: Evening of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Schwarz/Loftin 
3Elementary: Evening of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Stepankiw/Clark  
5High School: Homecoming Dance 
10Parent Education: Book Discussion, 7:00 p.m. 
11FAMILY CONFERENCES / Early Childhood-High School. No Academic Classes  
14Open House Program: Middle School, 1321 Wirt Road 7:00 p.m.  
15Open House Program: High School, 7812 Bobbitt 7:00 p.m.  
17Middle School: Social Networking/Sexuality Presentation Meeting for Parents, 7:00-8:00 pm 
19Early Childhood: Grandparents and Grand Friends Day 9:00-10:30 a.m. 
21 - 22Middle School: Social Networking/Sexuality Presentations Students 
23 - 25THANKSGIVING / STUDENT HOLIDAY (No Classes in Session)  
30Parent Education: Math Works: Early Childhood, 1321 Wirt Rd., 8:15 a.m.  
DECEMBER
6Parent Education: Coffee with Dr. Betsy Coe, Middle and High School Parents, Wirt Road, 8:45 a.m. 
6High School: Pot Luck Supper, 6 p.m., Intersession 2 Meeting, 7:00 p.m.  
8Guitar Student Concert, Unitarian Fellowship, 1504 Wirt Rd., 7:00 p.m.  
12 - 16Middle School: Immersion Week: Independent Study/Drama Class  
12 - 16High School: Final Exams 
13African-Drum Student Concert, Unitarian Fellowship, 1504 Wirt Rd., 7:00 p.m.  
16Middle School: Dinner & Independent Study Presentations, 6:00 p.m.; Drama Performance, 7:00 p.m.  
19 - Jan 2   WINTER BREAK / No Academic Classes / School offices closed 
JANUARY
3Academic Classes Resume  
3 - Feb 10   Middle School: Cycle 3 
7Montessori Journey: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
9 - 13High School: Intersession 2  
10Open House Program: Upper Elementary, 7:00 p.m.  
16Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed/ STUDENT HOLIDAY (No Classes in Session) 
17Open House Program: Elementary, 7:00 p.m.  
24Early Childhood / Kindergarten: Morning of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 8:30 a.m. Funk/Erickson 
24Open House Program: Early Childhood / Kindergarten, 7:00 p.m.  
24High School: Interviews for 2017-18, 4:15 & 5:00 pm 
25Early Childhood / Kindergarten: Morning of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 8:30 a.m. Lutzel/Shpata 
26Early Childhood / Kindergarten: Morning of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 8:30 a.m. Full Day 
27Early Childhood / Kindergarten: Morning of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 8:30 a.m. Tomlinson/Vargas 
FEBRUARY
1 - 8Re-enrollment for 2017-2018  
4High School: ISEE Testing for High School Entrance to 9th and 10th Grades  
6 - 10Middle School: Immersion Week, Land Lab 
8Parent Education: Math Works: Elementary, 1321 Wirt Rd., 8:15 a.m.  
9Elementary: Evening of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Stepankiw/Clark 
13 - Apr 7   Middle School: Cycle 4 
14High School: Interviews for 2017-18, 4:15 & 5:00 pm 
15Elementary: Evening of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Schwarz/Loftin  
16Elementary: Evening of Learning - Children Teach Parents, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Collins/Harbaugh 
20Presidents' Day Observed / STUDENT HOLIDAY (No Classes in Session)  
21 - 23High School: Visits for students applying for 2017-18 
21Upper Elementary : Sexuality Education for Parents and Students, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  
22Upper Elementary: Sexuality Education for Students  
23High School Theatre Presentation, Woods Hall, Wirt Road, 7:00 p.m. 
24High School Theatre Presentation, Woods Hall, Wirt Road, 7:00 p.m. 
24FAMILY CONFERENCES Early Childhood-High School / No Academic Classes 
25High School Theatre Presentation, Woods Hall, Wirt Road, 7:00 p.m. 
MARCH
7Parent Education: Coffee with Dr. Betsy Coe, Middle School and High School Parents, Wirt Road, 8:45 a.m.  
7High School: Potluck and Intersession 3 Meeting 
8Parent Education: Coffee with Sherry Herron, Head of School, for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Upper Elementary Parents, 8:15 a.m. 
13 - 17High School: Final Exams 
20 - 24SPRING BREAK / No Academic Classes - Child Care Available for Fullday Students (except MS & HS) 
27 - 31Middle School: Adventure Trip 
27 - 31High School: Intersession 3  
APRIL
3 - 7Middle School: Achievement Testing for currently enrolled Middle School students  
5All School: Spring Picnic Planning Meeting, Wirt Road, 8:15 a.m. 
5Upper Elementary: 6th-Grade History Field Study Meeting for Parents & Students, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.  
6Parents' Education: Book Discussion, 7:00 p.m. 
7 - 9Upper Elementary: Fourth Grade Fossil Dig Field Trip 
10 - Jun 1   Middle School: Cycle 5 
11 - 12Upper Elementary: Achievement Testing for currently enrolled Upper Elementary students 
13All School: Holiday Coffee, Wirt Road Campus, 8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
14GOOD FRIDAY / STUDENT HOLIDAY (No Classes in Session) 
17 - 23Upper Elementary: 6th-grade History Field Study to Williamsburg, Virginia  
18 - 21Elementary: Achievement Testing for currently enrolled Elementary students  
25 - May 19   High School: Senior Thesis Presentations  
30All School: Spring Picnic, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.  
MAY
7Sports Banquet, 6:30 p.m. 
10All School: End-of-Year Breakfast, 8:15 a.m.  
12Middle School: Dance 
13Debate Banquet, 6:00 p.m. 
15 - 19Middle School: Internships 
17Guitar Student Concert, Unitarian Fellowship, 1504 Wirt Rd., 7:00 p.m.  
18African-Drum Student Concert, Unitarian Fellowship, 1504 Wirt Rd., 7:00 p.m.  
20High School: Prom  
22 - 26Middle School: Immersion Week, Land Lab 
24Bridge Meeting for Parents of K, 3rd, 6th, 8th Grade Students, 11:45 a.m.  
26High School: Senior Banquet  
28High School: Graduation Ceremonies 
29MEMORIAL DAY/STUDENT HOLIDAY (all classes)  
30Middle School: Information Meeting for 2015-2016 7th & 8th grade, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.  
30 - Jun 1   High School: Final Exams 
31Middle School: Celebration 
JUNE
1Last Day of School for Students, International Lunch for Elementary and Upper Elementary 
2 - 9PARENT CONFERENCES (Early Childhood, Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School) 
3Student Dance Recital, 7:00 p.m.  
4Student Dance Recital, 3:00 p.m.  
12Summer School Begins 
12 - 30SUMMER SCHOOL: Early Childhood  
12 - 30SUMMER SCHOOL: Elementary  
12 - Jul 21   SUMMER SCHOOL: Upper Elementary  
12 - 16SUMMER SCHOOL: Middle School  
12 - 23Performing Arts - Session 1  
JULY
10 - 21Performing Arts - Session 2 
24 - Aug 4   Performing Arts - Session 3