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Arlington, VA 22207
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Monday, April 20, 2015

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  • Frank to retire - Search Committee for new principal
    Frank Haltiwanger
    After a career of 35 years in Arlington Public Schools, with nearly 25 years at H-B Woodlawn, Frank Haltiwanger has decided to retire effective August 2015.  Frank, who has been principal for the past 11 years, is only the second principal of HBW in 44 years.
    Dr. Betty Hobbs, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources will lead the principal search and interview process.  Dr. Patrick Murphy, APS Superintendent, has spoken with students and parents within the last few weeks regarding the search process.
    Thanks to all who provided feedback using our online survey. Here is the compiled feedback we received. (Español)
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  • One of the concepts for the new building The School Board voted to move H-B Woodlawn to a new building in Rosslyn.  For more information about the decision see the new section "The Future - New Building and Renovation" under the About Us tab.
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H-B Announcements

  • LOST SOMETHING? In order to help you find your lost or stolen items and to better track thefts at school, please use this form to report thefts and losses. If you find your stolen or lost item, please see Frank or Vanessa in the main office right away.
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  • Teens from Arlington were recently featured in Arlington Magazine's July-August issue, including senior Patrick Gorman. Read about all of the teens here: http://www.arlingtonmagazine.com/July-August-2014/Extraordinary-Teen-Awards-2014/
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  • H-B Art Students to be honored at Carnegie Hall
    Five H-B Art Students will be honored for their work at a June 6th ceremony at Carnegie Hall, NY.   On the same day, two giant screens at 1515 Broadway, Times Square, will display a 30-second Scholastic Art & Writing Awards feature. It will run every 2 minutes throughout the entire day.  The awards ceremony will be broadcast that night live from Carnegie Hall at 6:00 p.m. EST.
    The winners and their works:
    Maura Shapiro, gold medalist for drawing for Future Of Fruit
    Santiago Mallan, silver medalist in drawing for The Minotaur Condemned
    Juliana Walker, silver medalist in mixed media for Badgers Amongst the Ruins
    Colman Goco, silver medalist in comic art for Extreme Frog Hunting
    Yiru Jiang, American Visions Award winner for her painting A Girl Standing In The Bathtub
    The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has an impressive legacy dating back to 1923. Over the years, the Awards have grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the nation’s largest source of scholarships for creative young artists and writers. A noteworthy roster of past winners includes Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, John Updike, and many more.
    Two students, gold Medalist Maura Shapiro and American Visions Medalist, Yiru Jiang will have their art work on display in New York  at the Sheila C. Johnson design Center, Parsons The New School for Design.
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  • Congratulations to 2013 H-B alum Helen Westergren for receiving a prestigious award from the Art Education department at VCU.  
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Check out Michelle Meehan on this video
The current Snapshot features our super teacher Michelle Meehan who came to us this year after eight years at Kenmore.  This video features Michelle and other teachers in a special and unique summer 2013 program combining boat building and math skills.  In her mathematics classes Michelle is a master at incorporating real life applications with math discourse.  

We are thrilled to have Michelle with us!  Take a look using this link:


or go to the APS website--it is on the main page under "Kenmore students use math skills to build a boat."  http://apsva.us/Page/1
H-B Woodlawn's Energy Forum Featured on Green Scene

8th grade students spent 6 weeks studying energy use in the community. The students built model houses and tested different designs for energy efficiency. Working with Rebecca in English the 8th graders they published 7 articles for the Green Living Expo and the ACE (Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment) newsletter. View the video of their project here.

Looking for Photographers
We need good pictures of everything H-B.   Send your photos to teri.doxsee@apsva.us. We'd love to have shots of town meeting, play rehearsals, students DOING things that students DO.  [No posed individual or group photos please.]