James Wood High School

School News

  •  JWHS Class of 2023

    Congratulations to the James Wood Class of 2023

    View photos from the graduation ceremony.

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  •  Seniors Class of 2024

    2024 Senior Portrait Information

    Senior formal yearbook portrait session A is July 10-13. Only Victor O’Neill Studios portraits are allowed in the JWHS yearbook. Seniors must make an appointment.  Due to construction on the JWHS campus, Senior Portraits will be taken at Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School.

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  • Congressional Art Competition Winners

    We want to congratulate Junior, Tyson Robertson, on winning our District's Congressional Art Competition with his painting "Otis." We would also like to congratulate Addison Harvey and Anna Hester on being selected as Runners Up in the Congressional Art Competition.

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  • Immunization Clinic

    Frederick County Public Schools, in collaboration with the Frederick/Winchester Health Department, is offering an Immunization Clinic on Tuesday, June 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the James Wood Middle School Cafeteria.

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  • 2023 Summer Sports Camps

    Check out our 2023 summer sports camps.

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  • Summer Apex Programs 2023

    James Wood High School will be offering courses for credit recovery this summer through Apex. Applications will be accepted online via the James Wood High School website beginning May 30, with a deadline of noon on June 22.

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  •  Skills USA

    Skills USA Competition Winners

    We want to congratulate the following students on their superior performance at the SkillsUSA competitions for Automotive Refinishing, Collision Repair and MLR hosted by Dowell J Howard. 

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  •  Volunteer

    Volunteer at JWHS

    Sign up NOW by completing the James Wood High School Volunteer Form if you think you may want to volunteer this year.

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Division News

  •  Season of Celebration and Success

    Season of Celebration and Success Stories

    Thank you to everyone who took time to share a celebration or success during this year's Season of Celebration and Success.

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  • FCPS Names Three New Administrators

    Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent George Hummer has announced three administrator changes that will take effect on July 1. Dr. Tara Woolever has been named the new principal of James Wood Middle School, Karen McCoy has been named the new principal at Sherando High School and Alyssa McKee has been named assistant principal at James Wood High School.

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  •  2023-24 School Calendar

    School Board Approves Changes to 2023-24 School Calendar

    At the School Board meeting last night, the Board approved changes to the 2023-24 school calendar. Changes include making August 14 a Transition Day. The Transition Day will be the first day of school for students entering kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade. The first day of school for all other students will be August 15. Other changes include adding two additional days (August 2 and 3) for new professional staff orientation as well as adding November 6 and February 16 as days off for all employees.

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  •  FOCUS

    FCPS Focus

    The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available. Read the May 2 issue of FCPS Focus.

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  • This year's Frederick County Public Schools Virtual Art Show highlights a collection of artwork created by elementary, middle and high school students. We hope you enjoy the creativity and talents our students share through their artwork. 

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