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