James Wood High School

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  • Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair

    The Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair took place on March 14 and JWHS had a great showing. Andrew Martin, Taryn Schaivone and Bianca Linares all placed in their respective categories.  In addition to this, Bianca also received a special award and is now eligible to compete at the Virginia State Science Fair at ODU later this year.  Congratulations to all who participated! 

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  • ARC Award Recipients

    We are so proud of our Colonels! On Friday, March 17, at the annual Arc Awards Banquet, Ms. Burkhart was recognized for Fostering Connections and Mrs. Griffin was awarded the Instructional Assistant of the Year.

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  •  Report Card

    Report Cards - March 29

    On March 29, report cards will be available through the student’s Parent/Student 360 account.

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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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  •  Little Shop of Horrors

    Play - "Little Shop of Horrors"

    Come see Little Shop of Horrors at James Wood High School in the Washington Auditorium on March 31, April 1 or April 2. Tickets go on sale March 17.

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  • Congratulations Wrestlers

    Congratulations to our Wrestlers that represented James Wood at the Class 4 State Competition on February 17-18.

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  •  CTE

    Dowell J. Howard 2023-24 CTE Course Application

    The online application for Career and Technical Education classes at Dowell J. Howard Center for the 2023-24 school year is now available. The priority deadline to apply is April 1, 2023.

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  • Yearbook on sale now. Price goes up September 1

    Yearbooks on Sale Now

    Yearbooks can be purchased by filling out the Yearbook Order Form. Quantities are limited—place your order early!

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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

  •  FOCUS

    FCPS Focus

    The latest edition of Frederick County Public Schools’ E-newsletter FCPS Focus is now available. Read the March 14 issue of FCPS Focus.

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  • Preschool Applications

    2023-24 Preschool Applications

    Preliminary applications for the 2023-24 FCPS preschool program are now being accepted from the families of eligible students residing in the Apple Pie Ridge, Evendale, Gainesboro, Indian Hollow, Jordan Springs, Middletown, Redbud Run and Stonewall elementary school attendance zones.

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  • High School Textbook Adoption

    Frederick County Public Schools is in the process of adopting new textbooks and supplemental materials for Introduction to Natural Resources (all high schools) and Economics and Personal Finance (James Wood High School) courses. The textbooks and supplemental materials under consideration are available for public review through April 3 in the main office of those schools.

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  •  2023-24 School Calendar

    2023-24 School Calendar

    The School Board has adopted the 2023-24 School Calendar. The first day of school for students will be Monday, August 14.

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  • 2023-24 Transportation Forms

    The Frederick County Public Schools Transportation Department is asking the families of all current students to go into Parent/Student 360 and complete the 2023-24 Transportation Form no later than March 31.

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  •  Budget

    Superintendent's Proposed FY24 Budget

    Schools Superintendent Dr. George Hummer's proposed budget includes initiatives to address the budget priorities adopted by the School Board and support the school division's strategic plan "Inspire 2025: A Promise for Progress." Dr. Hummer will be hosting the following Town Hall Meetings to answer questions about the proposed budget.

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  • Welcome to Kindergarten

    2023-24 Kindergarten Registration

    FCPS will be conducting kindergarten registration for the 2023-24 school year in two phases this year.

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