Category: Transition

How Students Get a Homepass

  • Posted on Nov 20, 2012

With Thanksgiving this week and the Christmas holiday season next month, a number of Woodward Academy students will have an opportunity to spend that time with family back home. Not all students will be at With Thanksgiving this week and the Christmas holiday season next month, a number of Woodward Academy students will have an opportunity to spend that time with family back home. Not all students will be at… read more

The Next Crew of College Bound Students

  • Posted on Oct 9, 2012

Every week, Woodward Academy’s Educational Liaison, Jon Shelness, works toward transitioning students away from WA.  He makes contacts with home high schools and helps make arrangements for when the students return.  Beyond that, he is Every week, Woodward Academy’s Educational Liaison, Jon Shelness, works toward transitioning students away from WA.  He makes contacts with home high schools and helps make arrangements for when the students return.  Beyond that, he is… read more

Welding Course Update

  • Posted on Sep 10, 2012

In May, we reported on a welding vocational class that WA students started taking at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).  You can read that blog post by clicking here.  To recap, the 4 In May, we reported on a welding vocational class that WA students started taking at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).  You can read that blog post by clicking here.  To recap, the 4… read more

Phase Five House Opens

  • Posted on Jun 13, 2012

The Phase Five House opened this week after months of planning and preparation.  Currently, four students are living at the house that is supervised by WA staff.  The house serves as a fifth phase in The Phase Five House opened this week after months of planning and preparation.  Currently, four students are living at the house that is supervised by WA staff.  The house serves as a fifth phase in… read more

Students Welding

  • Posted on May 7, 2012

This past weekend, three students started a 30 hour welding course offered by the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).  As an introductory course, students are learning the basics of welding, including how to handle This past weekend, three students started a 30 hour welding course offered by the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).  As an introductory course, students are learning the basics of welding, including how to handle… read more

Meet the Mowing Crew: A Vocational Update

  • Posted on May 1, 2012

With the spring season fully upon us, that means lawn care… and Woodward Academy has a lot of campus to keep up and keep looking nice.  For the last couple years, WA students have had With the spring season fully upon us, that means lawn care… and Woodward Academy has a lot of campus to keep up and keep looking nice.  For the last couple years, WA students have had… read more

Dorm Life: How do you do laundry again??

  • Posted on Feb 23, 2012

When students attend Woodward Academy, they leave behind the comforts of home and the pampering of mothers and family. When this happens, they are expected to care for themselves in some ways and meet certain When students attend Woodward Academy, they leave behind the comforts of home and the pampering of mothers and family. When this happens, they are expected to care for themselves in some ways and meet certain… read more

“Leaving the Past Behind”

  • Posted on Jan 4, 2012

Next week college starts for several Woodward Academy students who will make their transition away from WA and into the real world. Starting in the spring semester, five students will start begin taking a full Next week college starts for several Woodward Academy students who will make their transition away from WA and into the real world. Starting in the spring semester, five students will start begin taking a full… read more

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