There was a Viking Views sent in July and the next one is not due to be sent until August 18. In the meantime, there has been a request to share some announcements with our Viking Families.
The robovikings have some summer events planned, and it is a good time for new members to learn more about the team. The website address was incorrect in the July VV. The correct website address is .

Speech and Debate Team (a.k.a Forensics) 
Are you one of those people who groans when the teacher says you have to do a presentation in front of the class? Or are you the most outspoken person in the room? Either way, The Speech and Debate Team (a.k.a. Forensics - but not the crime scene kind) has something for you! We will be meeting on Thursday September 12 in room 231 right after school for anyone who is interested (new  or  returning students). No experience is needed! Come find out what we have to offer at this general meeting. Let us help you become the best version of yourself! Contact Mrs. Hartranft ( ) for more information.

Do you plan to play a Fall Sport?
Football: Heat Acclamation-August 5
All other Fall Sports begin-August 12
Check Wood's website for specific information.
Sports physicals must be uploaded to the FamilyID website under their students account specific before August 12 in order to participate in the first day of the fall sports season.

Attention 9th Grade Boys
If you are interested in playing freshmen football, please contact Coach  Kyle Adkins at  Freshmen football practice begins Monday, August 12th at 3:30pm  Equipment will be handed out on that day.  No previous playing experience required.  Become part of a winning tradition!

Attention AP Literature students 
Would you like to swap some books to read? How about chatting about the books you have read? Maybe you need some advice about what to read next? 

Please come and bring any books that you are willing to lend. 

July 31st at 10:00 AM. We will meet in the gazebo behind the school. 

Health and Physical Education
We remind the rising Sophomores that they will need to purchase a gym uniform. Gym Uniforms will be available in the School Store the first two weeks of September. There will be no sales in during the Summer.

9th Grade Transition Program
Preparing for High School: Executive Functioning, Organization and Study Skills, Algebra Readiness. This program is geared to the student who struggles academically. Taught by our Learning Specialist and Math Resource Tutor, this program will give students the opportunity to begin 9th grade feeling prepared and focused. August 12-16.  For more information or to register contact: Elena Ghisu, Learning Specialist at

Theater Camp
Theater Camp Topics and activities include: Acting, Choreography, Audition Skills, Vocal and Musical Lessons, Monologues, Improvisation, Scriptwriting, Production roles, and more....all to be brought to life by a Friday night performance for the community starring our participants! 

Who: Any student entering Grades 6 - 9 

When: Mon., August 12 - Fri., August 16 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (With a Friday performance at 6 :30) Cost: $275 per registrant 
How: Email Theater Director Chris Seifert at  

To register, simply email Chris Seifert for a registration form at . Any questions or want more information? Feel free to email Chris or call him at 267-237-2128. Don't Miss Out! Register Now!!

 The first session of bootcamp has commenced and we are proud to 
share the feedback received by the students and parents!
Session Two: August 20-22

"It was well worth it because of the quick feedback we received, no waiting for an answer to important questions regarding the College Application process." A. Meyer

"It was a beneficial experience as I gained insight into the application process of college and finished the majority of the process, most notably finishing the entire common application." R. Meyer

"Overall, this has been a great experience. When I first told the boys that I enrolled them, I did get some push back but this week they have been energized by the process and it has opened up discussions with them that they were previously resistant to. Also, I cannot tell you how many nagging hours and arguments this has saved me by having the common app, essays and resumes and  recommendation requests. Invaluable!" - Parent

"The course keeps you focused on applying and the counselors work hands on with you throughout the entire process. Something that would have taken hours or days got done almost immediately." Z. Hughes

"The counselors made the experience a very simple process. They were extremely helpful and made the entire process better" - S. Meyer

Please email Mrs. Bogart at
if you are interested in attending as we 
may be adding more sessions for the month of August.

Attention Seniors
You can still order a Senior Sweater by going to the Flynn and O'Hara Website:

Click here for the Archbishop Wood School Calendar.

You can find the scores for Wood's games and other Catholic League Schools at  AOPAthletics - Archbishop Wood