Thursday, May 2, 2013
Art exhibit displays studies in portraiture, still life, abstract and sculpture.
Woodland School's gymnasium became a giant art exhibit space Wednesday, as parents perused hundreds of student projects ranging from three-dimensional renderings and scultpure, to portraits and still life paintings, and recreations of fine art paintings. Art Teacher Jennifer Ronkiewicz said the show featured at least two projects from each student, presented in arrangements reminiscent of Andy Warhol along the gym's walls. Each grouping included an explanation of the project—fifth-graders created TIME magazine covers featuring historical figures they studied for biographies in their social studies classes; second-grader's created three-dimensional owls; first-graders learned to use oil pastels and watercolors to render images of mushrooms…
Friday, April 19, 2013
PTO program treats students to hands-on and upclose looks at insects, animals, fish and more.
Woodland School was invaded by mad scientists and reptiles Friday, as students were treated to the school's annual Science Day exhibits, courtesy of the school's PTO. Science Day brings a series of special presentations to the school, with entertaining and educational exhibits that this year included beekeepers and ocean science (presented by Neal Brown, who had dinosaurs last year but thrilled kids this year with descriptions of horseshoe crabs, starfish stomachs and the uses of seaweed). Organizer Kim Palmeri-Natan said the PTO's support enables the event to seek out presenters who are also "interactive" with the students. "We can't have somebody who's too stiff and not animated," she said. The day's activities also included return …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Project helps kids find connections with historical figures.
Woodland School third-grade teacher P.J. Jones observed two students making a connection between historical figures, as they were presenting biographical reports on figures they'd chosen to portray for the school's Living Wax Museum. "One student was giving his report on John F. Kennedy, when a student who was doing Neil Armstrong realized that because of Kennedy, his character would go to the moon," Jones said. Enabling students to find such a direct connection to history studies is certainly one of the desired outcomes of the project, although it doesn't always work as well: a suggestion by Principal Christopher Huss that students portraying John F. Kennedy and Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis get together...let's just say Camelot was not …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Kindergarten and third-grade classes work on display at board offices.
The ever-changing display of student artwork at the Warren Township Board of Education offices features a seasonally—appropriate show this month, with students colorful drawings of leaves (and jack-o-lanterns).
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Principal Chris Huss shows what's new at Woodland School.
Woodland School Principal Christopher Huss shares five new things parents and students will find at the school when classes start next week.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Warren schools have an unprecedented number of projects underway at once. So far, it's working out well.
Following an update on the status of the different projects underway at Warren schools this summer at Monday's board of education meeting, Business Administrator Patricia Leonhardt said she's never seen a district undertake so much at once. She also noted the projects are proceeding on schedule, and for the most part, under budget. The presentation by Tyler Tripelhorn, the distirct's supervisor of buildings and grounds, gave board members a look at the bathrooms being rebuilt at Woodland School and the middle school, the paving work undertaken at Mt. Horeb and Woodland schools, and the solar panels being installed on the roofs at Angelo L. Tomaso School and WMS. Tribelhorn also discussed the work done to restore the Home Arts room at WMS…
Monday, June 18, 2012
Enjoys a behind-the-bookshelves look at library operations.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Isabella Percario was Libarian for a Day at Warren Township Library on June 11. Fourth-grader Isabella won the honor at a silent auction sponsored by Warren's Woodland School Parent Teacher Organization. As Librarian for a Day she toured the library and met staff from every department. She participated in many activities, including making a certificate, using the machine that cleans CDs, learning to shift the moveable shelves in the storage room, and helping prepare for the summer reading program. She took careful notes of everything and charmed everyone with her smile and eagerness to learn. Submitted by Elisa Gillette
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Annual Young Authors Day event includes five published authors to speak to students.
On Friday, May 18th, Woodland School held is annual Young Author's Day. The following authors presented to the students: Students who pre-ordered books received their autographed copies. Submitted by Mimi Morris Let Patch save you time. Get local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone each day with our free newsletter. Simple, fast, sign-up here.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
PTO project aimed at drawing more students in to participate.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Woodland School students get a closer look at creepy, crawly and forensic science.
Woodland School students enjoyed a special day of science Friday, getting their hands dirty planting seeds, examing fingerprints, digging for fossils...or touching an albino python. The event is organized each year by the school's PTO, and this year featured presentations by Warren Police Detectives Kevin Gallagher and Ron Roselli, Somerset County 4H, Julie Gnoy from Wagner Farm Arboretum, Dinosaur hunter Neal Brown, Mad Science, and Rizzo's Reptiles' Dominick Rizzo. Event Co-chairwomen Kim Palmeri-Naman, Noel Martillo and Catherine Niemeyer arranged for the presentations, and scheduled the day-long activities.