Dear Vikings,

Happy November! We hope that everyone is getting ready for the season of giving that November brings!

As you may know, our Annual Fund Report/Alumni Magazine is now in a digital format on our website. It is because of this new approach that we are able to direct the thousands of dollars saved towards tuition assistance to help families facing economic challenges. If you are an alum and haven't received the post card with this information, it might be because we do not have an updated mailing address for you - click here to update your address

This years' copy of the report/magazine captures and reflects the generosity of our donors, alumni events/news, and all of the work the Development Department has done during that time to raise funds for Archbishop Wood High School. Click here to access the report.

Stay in touch with us and be sure to check out our monthly newsletter on the first Thursday of every month! Our newsletters are a tool to keep you "in the know" of all things going on at Archbishop Wood, from our alumni to our current student body. Included in this newsletter is Senior Costume Day 2020, so be sure to scroll all the way through and check out some of the costumes!

God's Blessings,

The Development Department at Archbishop Wood High School

Sarah Hale : Director of Institutional Advancement
Lisa James ('06): Director of Marketing & Communications
Samantha Williams ('08): Director of Community Relations
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AWHS Day of Giving 2020...
With your help, we can form the next generation of Viking Heroes!
Archbishop Wood High School is happy to announce our Second Annual Day of Giving on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. It is our HOPE that with your HELP and the HELP of 299 other donors we can achieve our goal of raising $15,000.00. Your gift of $50 to this Day of Giving will directly benefit current and future students by means of tuition assistance and program/campus enhancements. 

THANK YOU in advance for your support of Wood’s Tradition of Excellence for the Leaders of Tomorrow!

Please consider supporting AWHS by visiting us online to make your gift www.archwood.org under our Alumni & Giving tab by clicking “Give to AWHS.”
EITC News...
Did you know that you can redirect your PA Taxes to Archbishop Wood to help families in need of tuition assistance?!

Do you have two minutes to spare? Watch the video below that breaks down how it works!
Please contact Sarah Hale for more information and/or to sign up 215-672-5050 ext. 227 or shale@archwood.org
National Merit Commended Student...
Archbishop Wood High School in Warminster, PA is proud to announce and celebrate Katherine Meinel, Class of 2021, for being named a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC). 

Commended Students place among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who enter the 2021 competition (nationwide) by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Exam. JOB WELL DONE, KATIE!
Scholarship Santas…
It is November and you know what that means?!?! It is the time of year where the Santa sewing elves are well rested and ready to go back to work!!! 

The Gerri Garofalo Scholarship (hand stitched - one of a kind) Santas are $25 a piece and 100% of proceeds go directly to the scholarship fund benefiting a current 11th grade student going into 12th grade.

Currently the elves (Ms. Gerri Garofalo's sisters) have plenty of current uniform donations for Santas. What they are in need of is uniforms from the girls who attended AWHS is the 70s & 80s - specifically the solid green jumper & plaid jumper. They need as many uniforms as they can get their hands on to continue this wonderful scholarship project!

Have uniforms to donate? Have Santa related questions and/or wish to purchase a Santa?! Please contact Gabrielle Garofalo Snyder via email at dngsnyder1@verizon.net and put "Wood Santas" in the subject line of your email!
Viking Scholarships...
All 2020-2021 Viking Scholarship Applications are now available online!

Scholarship applications are due November 20, 2020.

In order to be eligible ALL students must apply to FACTS from October 1, 2020 - November 20, 2020.

All recipients will be recognized at the Scholarship Mass on April 25, 2021. Attendance is required.

Thank you to our generous benefactors for making these scholarships possible!
Hall of Fame...
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN - HALL OF FAME NOMINATION TIME!!!

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. The nominee must, during and/or following his/her career, have exemplified the pride and spirit that is exemplary of a Wood graduate. He/She must be an Archbishop Wood High School graduate and have been out of high school for ten years.

Any questions, please contact: Sarah Hale shale@archwood.org 215-672-5050 ext. 227
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 contact Sarah Hale at 215-672-5050 ext. 227 or by email at shale@archwood.org
AWHS Virtual Tour...
Attention Viking Community!!! The moment you've all been waiting for is finally here! 

Archbishop Wood High School's Virtual Walkthrough/Open House is now accessible on our website, by clicking HERE.

Sit back, grab your popcorn and enjoy "walking the halls & surveying the campus grounds" all from the comfort of your own home!
Adopt A Chair...
THANK YOU to the AWHS Class of 1999 for your gift of Adopting-A-Chair. The Class of 1999 gathered for their 20th Reunion (pre-covid) on September 14, 2019 and raised funds to give back to their alma mater. In addition to adopting a chair, they also made a donation to the Viking Fund.
Special thanks to the Class of 1999 Planning Committee...

Christina Becker (Perlstein) 
Jaclyn Cromedy (De Fortuna)
Kevin Griffin 
Lynda Hoffman
Maureen Klotz Sacco
John Koletty
Sheleen McElhinney
Senior Costume Day...
Life at AWHS might look a little bit different these days due to the precautions we are taking for the pandemic, but we still made sure that Senior Costume Day didn't get lost in the mix!

See below for a small sampling of our Seniors costumes...