GraduationDate: May 17, 2017
Every year, the graduating class is honored with a commencement ceremony on campus with family, staff members, and the entire student body in attendance. The students who completed thier high school coursework or equivalency, this ceremony is a celebration of their hard work and commitment to education. The ceremony includes student speeches, a keynote address, and the announcement of the graduating class.
Open HouseDate: June 1, 2017
The annual Open House is an event filled day for students and staff and a great way to experience the WA culture. The day traditionally kicks off with an intense 5k run that asks participants to run through a chilly creek and finishes at the “Iron Man,” a 70 degree muddy hill. The day continues with dorm competitions on the basketball court and over a tug-o-war pit. For guests, they get a chance to meet with students and learn more about life at Woodward Academy.
Golf TournamentDate: June 17, 2017
Knight’s Scholarship Golf Outing benefiting the Woodward Academy Lifetime Commitment Fund takes place annually at Beaver Creek Golf Course in Grimes, Iowa. The four-person best-ball tournament raises money for Woodward Academy alumni as they move onto the next stage of their life. This tournament has helped pay for college tuition, books, apartment furnishings, and has helped a past student compete at the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championships.
Knowledge BowlDate: March 10, 2017
The decade long (est. 2006), dorm versus dorm, bracketed competition, tests the students’ academic prowess. What makes Woodward Academy’s knowledge bowl unique is that many of the questions are offered by teachers and taken straight from their classes. At stakes every year is an all day trip for the entire dorm. In the past, students have traveled to Kansas City, Omaha, Minneapolis, and spent a day in Des Moines.
Homecoming WeekDate: November 11, 2016
For high schools across the country, homecoming is a community tradition in the fall as a way to welcome students back to school. As a non-traditional high school, Woodward Academy has embraced many of the most popular traditions and incorporated them on campus. Each year, the Knights student body celebrates homecoming one week during the football season with themed days, a parade, and of course with a home football game.