Friday, December 27, 2013

Stay Connected with the Knights

There are a lot of ways to stay connected with Woodward Academy. This blog is one of the most popular ways to get recent information about the happenings on campus. Updated several times a month, this is often the first place where you can get the latest in WA news. But there are other avenues to learn about what Woodward Academy offers its students as well. Our quarterly newsletter, The Knightly Knews, has a circulation of approximately 800 of which we either mail directly or can be picked up on campus. You can also download a pdf version of past issues by clicking here.

If you're new to Woodward Academy, our website is a great place to start to get an overview of campus life. You can get there by clicking here. From the site, you can watch our latest promotional video (which is embedded below) and download our mobile web application. Both of these are great overviews of WA and show things like dorm life, education, athletics, and vocations. The mobile web application in particular is a great tool because it is something you can download onto your iPhone, iPad, or Android device and take with you wherever you go. It also has the video embedded in the application so it can be viewed anywhere. So get connected and stay in touch with the Knights.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Basketball Poster 2013 - 2014

The 2013-2014 Iowa high school basketball season is fully underway at this point and we thought it would be a good idea to show off the team in the official Woodward Academy basketball poster. The Knights are led by first time head coach Dustin Sperling this season and have a lot of really talented players. The poster has a simple composite layout that has been digitally signed by all of the players. If you're on campus, grab a poster for your office and follow the Knights all season. You can check out a play by play of some of the games on Press Box Radio by clicking here.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

GED Graduates

The month of May marks the end of the academic school year and is the time when we honor the senior class with a commencement ceremony. But May is not the only time when academic accomplishments are made. Many students attend Woodward Academy behind on credits needed for high school graduation. Some students are able to make up those up during the summer when most students are enjoying some time off. But for those students who are drastically behind in credits, working towards their GED is the best option.

Students study for the GED and take practice tests on campus with our testing coordinator. When they are ready, they can then try for the real thing at a DMACC, a local community college. After successfully completing the five tests that are a part of the GED, students earn their general equivalency diploma. This doesn't just happen in the spring, but throughout the year. In fact, over the last couple months, more than a dozen WA students have earned their GED.