Archbishop Wood High School

Viking Society E-Newsletter

October 2021

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EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

The 2020-2021 Annual Fund Report/Viking Magazine is now LIVE on our website!

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By offering Wood's Annual Fund Report/Viking Magazine in a digital format, we are able to direct the thousands of dollars saved from print costs and put them towards tuition assistance to help families facing economic challenges.

Click here to read more!
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Save the date! Archbishop Wood High School is happy to announce the Third Annual Day of Giving on Tuesday, November 16, 2021


Our goal this year is to raise $25,000.00 - stay tuned for more information!

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Once Again, TruMark Financial Literacy Program Supports AWHS!


This week the Development Department happily announced to the student body that, thanks to our students lollipop purchases and our Viking community making online donations, Archbishop Wood was able to reach the goal of raising $750 so that one of our teachers will be able to FEED THE PIG!


THE VOTES ARE IN! The WINNER…with 378 votes is…Ms. Tara Murphy! Congratulations, Ms. Murphy, on being chosen to represent Archbishop Wood and feeding Raines the Pig!!!


Because of the help of our Alumni, Students, Parents, and Friends, TruMark Financial Credit Union will award AWHS with a generous grant (up to $5,000.00!) to benefit the school's Financial Literacy Program to be put towards our teachers and students in the Business Department here at AWHS.

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Your donations can build an education instead of a bridge!

Did you know there are multiple ways to give to AWHS?


You can make a gift to the Viking Fund and/or you can redirect your PA Taxes to AWHS - money you already pay! It's as easy as filling out this form.


Click here to learn more about ways to give!


Watch the short video below to learn more about redirecting your tax dollars.

Want to join the cause and help us bridge the gap? Please contact Sarah Hale shale@archwood.org or 215-672-5050 ext. 227



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AWHS HALL OF FAME



Don't forget to cast your ballot for the Archbishop Wood Hall of Fame. Ballots are due January 10, 2022.


The Viking Hall of Fame honors any person, living or deceased, whose life and accomplishments are an inspiration to the students of Archbishop Wood High School. Upon graduation, the nominee must exemplify the pride and spirit that is expected of a Wood graduate. In order to be considered as an Inductee, providing a list of their accomplishments and service to their community is highly encouraged. He/She must be an Archbishop Wood High School graduate and have been out of high school for at least ten years.


For more information please contact: Sarah Hale, Director of Development at shale@archwood.org or 215-672-5050 ext. 227


Click here to cast your ballet!

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ALUMNI PRAYER GARDEN



The Archbishop Wood Prayer Garden is a beautiful sanctuary to pray, meditate, and reflect. 


Personalized stone pavers, benches, trees and plants provide a lasting tribute for alumni, family, friends, faculty, members of the community, and corporate donors. Special occasions such as birthdays, graduation, marriages, anniversaries and retirement may also be honored. 


All donors will receive an invitation to the annual Alumni Mass and Breakfast which is held in the spring to bless the tributes and memorials.

 

For more information click here or please contact Lisa James at 215-672-5050 ext. 228 or by email at ljames@archwood.org

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You can now purchase your AWHS House Flags ONLINE!!!


The AWHS house flags are a perfect way to show your Viking Pride at your own home, beach or mountain house! They also make great gifts for recent grads or classmates celebrating a milestone!


The substantial size and high quality material of these flags (lined and double sided) is one that we are very pleased to provide for our Viking community. We know that not only will your flags be seen, but they will last a very long time and weather all the seasons!


Click here to order your flag!


Live out of the area? Not a problem! AWHS offers shipping!


*AWHS House flags may still be purchased using cash/check, click here to access the order form.


Please email Ljames@archwood.org with any questions.

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VIKING SCHOLARSHIPS & FACTS


All updated 2022-2023 Viking Scholarships for incoming and current students are now LIVE at www.archwood.org


The Viking Scholarship application process is electronic. All applications are due November 19, 2021.


*In order to be eligible all applicants must also apply to FACTS by November 19, 2021*


Click here to access Viking Scholarships!


Thank you to our benefactors who make these scholarships possible.

AWHS Campus News

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Vikings In The Spotlight

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Join Archbishop Wood High School for FALL OPEN HOUSE

Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Please RSVP to Melissa Nolan, Director of Admissions: admissions@archwood.org 215-672-5050 ext. 268

Click here to learn more about our admissions process!

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Congratulations to Senior Cesar Guerra-Solano, who was named a 2022 National Merit Semifinalist.


Of over TWO MILLION students nationwide who have taken the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test, Cesar has scored in the top 1%.


Way to go Cesar!!!

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Congratulations to Braeden Choo who was named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Scholarship Program!


Commended students are those who placed among the top 50,000 students who entered into the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. (PSAT/NMSQT)

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Congratulations to Katherine Finnegan who was named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Scholarship Program!


Commended students are those who placed among the top 50,000 students who entered into the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. (PSAT/NMSQT)


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Congratulations to Patrick Kreuzburg who was named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Scholarship Program!


Commended students are those who placed among the top 50,000 students who entered into the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. (PSAT/NMSQT)


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Congratulations to Gary Martin who was named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Scholarship Program!


Commended students are those who placed among the top 50,000 students who entered into the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. (PSAT/NMSQT)

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Congratulations to Alexander Sheak who was named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Scholarship Program!


Commended students are those who placed among the top 50,000 students who entered into the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. (PSAT/NMSQT)

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Archbishop Wood High School was thrilled to host Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez for his first visit to campus on September 9, 2021. To kickoff the 2021-2022 academic school year, Pérez visited classrooms, met teachers & students, and celebrated mass with the school community.


AWHS was honored to be chosen for the celebration and utilized the opportunity to warmly welcome the new students and families from Our Lady of Confidence, Bishop McDevitt, John W. Hallahan and St Basil's to their new home.


At the conclusion of mass, Archbishop Pérez blessed crucifixes that are now on display in the OLC classrooms.


Images captured by BradleyDigital.com

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Congratulations to our students who were sworn in and celebrated during the Student Council Installation Mass & Induction Ceremony 2021. We look forward to a great school year under your leadership! We are most grateful for the privilege and honor of expanding our Student Council with the addition of our students who come to us from McDevitt, Hallahan, St Basil's!

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We are happy to introduce this year's "Senior Siblings." This group of individuals are specifically in place to help assist our Freshman class, beginning in Homeroom each morning and throughout the school day as they adjust to this next chapter as Vikings.


Senior Siblings is the new version of what some AWHS Alumni may remember as "Big/Little Day." Senior Siblings was created to promote more time together to foster relationships and help new students get adjusted to their new surroundings. Everyone has the opportunity to sign up! It's up to the interest and discretion of the student.

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The hallways of Archbishop Wood have recently been graced with "Little Libraries!"

These libraries are fully shelved by donations. If you would like to donate any books or any Amazon book cards, please send them to Mrs. Blunt in Room 338. Our libraries are shelved with a wide range of books. The books are diverse in levels and topics. Students are welcome to take books and read them. Teachers will not be patrolling their choices. Some books may contain questionable language or situations. As a result, we encourage parents to read with their students and help them to make appropriate book choices.

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Creative Expression and Illustration students complete the artwork portion of their self reflection project. Students were required to write a self reflection essay. Their art work should then mirror what they wrote about in their essay.

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Science teacher, Sharon Hartranft, hosted a "Hunger Banquet" in her Environmental Science class to get her students thinking about food insecurity and food disparity around the world. From this simulation she learned that we have some very compassionate young people here at AWHS!

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Science teacher, Richard Barkley had his students construct robotic arms in their Engineering class by applying what they’ve learned during their lessons on hydraulics.

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AWHS held their Senior Retreat on October 1st!

The theme for the retreat was "Competition" and Wood/McDevitt's former Campus Minister, Fr. Chris Walsh came back to Wood to help (our current Campus Minister, Father Paul) lead the retreat for our students! The day started with a breakfast for the students and quickly switched into an "athletic" competition of sorts where they had relay races, a balloon filling/popping game, push up contests and more! After the games were over the retreat moved into a discussion about how it is important to channel those same feelings and desires of winning a game and doing well on a test to the ultimate goal of achieving heaven as a result of being kind to one another.

The day wrapped up with praise and worship music featuring Bill Monaghan and then a liturgy celebrating our Seniors!

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Honors Medical Careers Students worked together in the lab tagging descriptions of body parts as a way to learn their proper medical anatomical terms. The students wrote out the medical term for the body part on hypoallergenic medical tape and then placed the medical term on the correct part of their body.

AWHS Upcoming Class Reunions


Class of 1981 - 40th Reunion

2021 marks your 40th reunion!

Saturday, November 20, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Iron Oven: 1134 Street Rd. Southampton, PA 18966

$20 per person, Cash Bar, 50/50

Invitations are being sent out via email.

Click here to learn more and/or purchase tickets!



Class of 1982 Reunion

2022 will mark your 40th Reunion!  

Interested in helping plan the celebration? Contact Jeff Kleeman at jeffkleeman@comcast.net

Spread the word to your fellow classmates and have them update their contact information so they may receive information!  

Click here to update your information!



Class of 1971 - 50 Year Reunion

Saturday, April 9, 2022 @ 5:00-9:00 PM

The Bucks Club, 2600 York Road Jamison, PA 18929

$70 per person ($80 at the door): includes, DJ, Photo Booth, and more!

Click here to update your information to receive updates!

For more information and/or to RSVP, please click here.



Class of 1970 - 50th Reunion (Girls)

Saturday, April 23, 2022

1:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. 

Archbishop Wood High School, 655 York Road Warminster, PA 18974

Click here for more information and/or to purchase tickets.

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