We hope to see many of you on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at our Annual Open House for grades 9 through 12. The program starts at 6:00 p.m. and wraps up by 8:15 p.m. A flyer along with your child(ren)'s schedules was mailed to you last week. This is a great opportunity to meet the teachers and learn about their classes, gather information about the various clubs and organizations available at school, and enjoy some conversations with your neighbors and friends over cider and cookies.

Please be sure to bring the copy of your child(ren)'s schedule so you will know which rooms to visit and when.

Kind regards,

Tyna Gallagher

Administrative Assistant to the Principal

 

 The Yoh Theater PlayersWUHSMS Yoh Theater Players 2016-17

Arts – dance, theater, fine arts and music – are the cultural character of the community.

Woodstock Union High School's Yoh Theatre Players is a program based on the premise that all students, either as participants or spectators, should have an opportunity during a four-year period to experience a variety of performances chosen from a large international body of serious, dramatic literature.

There are normally four productions throughout the school year as well as summer shows.  These shows are always ambitious, challenging, lots of hard work and fun.  Recent shows include PUSH: the Edge, The Wiz, The Three Musketeers, These Shining Lives, Fly by Night and many more.

YOH THEATER PRESENTS FOR THE 2017-18 SEASON...

The Laramie Project, by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theatre Project
October 6, 7 (7pm), 8 (3pm)

In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, a victim of assault because he was gay. Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, music and lyrics/Richard and Robert Sherman, book/Jeremy Sams
December 1, 2 (7pm), 3 (3pm)

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one familyfriendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."


A Village Fable, by James Still, music by Michael Keck

January 26, 27 (7pm)
Grades 7, 8, 9

An incredible journey of humor, heart and heroes, A Village Fable is a musical fable about three souls who are shunned for being different: Chudu the Goat-Man, Armida the blacksmith's daughter, and Prince Christopher the violin-playing heir to the throne. Their paths not only intersect with each other and the dreaded Six-Fingered Man—they also come face-to-face with—themselves!

Bakkhai, by Euripides, a new version by Anne Carson
March 9, 10 (7pm), 11 (3pm)

Pentheus has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god Dionysos. A stranger arrives to persuade him to change his mind. Euripides’ electrifying tragedy is a struggle to the death between freedom and restraint, the rational and the irrational, man and god.

Life Off Earth, student created drama
April 27, 28 (7pm), 29 (3pm)

When Earth finally picks up signs of extraterrestrial life, humans discover that their planet has been missing out on millennia of an intergalactic council between several other worlds full of sentient life.  Earth makes contact, and what ensues is a struggle for humans to understand and accept the ways of life of completely alien culture (created by students for this show) and become a part of the peaceful intergalactic system.

September 13, 2017

Dear WUHSMS Community Member,

On April 12, the WUHSMS Board approved a change to the administrative structure of the Woodstock Union High School and Middle School. This new structure includes a single principal across the 7-12 program, an associate principal, a dean of students, and a curriculum coordinator.

Since this decision was made to create a new leadership model, a great deal of time and energy has gone into building a strong new administrative team that can lead the school forward and provide a cohesive and coordinated experience for all of our WCSU students. As this format will be new for parents, students, and faculty alike, we are working to clearly communicate the roles and responsibilities for each member of the newly formed leadership team. It is also important for the WUHSMS community to have a sense of the backgrounds, expertise, and values that each of these leaders bring to their positions.

To this end, you will find included in this communication an overview of the new model, brief biographical information on each of our administrators, and an FAQ document designed to answer questions you may have regarding which team members will be best suited to answering and responding to any questions or needs you or your child may have.

I hope you will join me in welcoming this new team of dynamic educators and in supporting the positive and exciting vision that they have for our middle and high school programs.

Warm Regards,

Mary Beth Banios

Superintendent of Schools, WCSU

 

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School Leadership @ WUHSMS

FAQ Sheet - WUHSMS Leadership Model 

Culture Club traveled to New York City last week to study Russian Culture.  Culture Club went to see Anastasia on Broadway, had a lesson in basic Russian at the St. Petersburg Gift Shop, ate delicious Russian dumplings at Mari Vanna and had a private tour of the Alexei Jawlensky exhibit at the Neue Galerie.  Students have been studying Russian Culture all year and this trip gave students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Russian history, culture, food and art.  Click on the image to view the entire gallery!

The 2017 WUHS Art Show has arrived and is open on Tues, May 23rd in the Middle School Gym. (6pm -9pm)
It will run all day and evening Wed. the 24th, .  It be open again during the school day on the 25th,  and then…it comes down.
 
Painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, pottery, photos, digital art, Senior Booths, music…you name it.
Work which hasn’t been exhibited or hung in the halls, plus work that has been at the AVA Gallery, Norman Williams Library, and Congressional Art Shows can be viewed as well. 
 
We hope you’ll be able to set aside some time (It’ll be worth it!) to appreciate another side of many of your students.
The show lends itself to many imaginative cross-curricular  uses. ( a scavenger hunt using a foreign language as prompts?  poetry or descriptive prose?  A debate over the merits of realism vs. abstraction? )
 
We hope to see you there…any time you can put aside during this very condensed time of year is greatly appreciated.
Your spirit will thank you!
 
Click on the image to view selected works from our 2017 show!

 

On May 4th the MS Fitness Team traveled to Norwich University to compete against 22 other school districts in the state. We are very excited to announce that our 7/8 Girls Team placed FIRST OVERALL and our 7/8 Boys team placed THIRD OVERALL!!!  Click on the image to view the entire gallery!

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