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School History

Through the Years  -  Alma Mater  -  Principals  -  Teachers of the Year  -  Valedictorians  - Salutatorians  -  Crest  -  Mascot

Through the Years

Woodstock High School held its first classes during the academic year of 1996-97. The newly formed Wolverines consisted of 55 teachers, one principal, 2 assistant principals, 3 guidance counselors and 725 students. The school plan is designed around a central wheel - the rotunda - with hallways holding classrooms, the gym, fine arts and media center extending like spokes from the central area. During the first several months of the school year, Woodstock Middle School students shared the high school space, since construction was not yet complete on their building. The high school and middle school are connected and share a few common areas such as the auditorium and cafeteria. Students who attended Woodstock High School for the first time came from Cherokee High School, Etowah High School, and Sequoyah High School. As one, these students became the Woodstock Wolverines. The first class of students who attended Woodstock High School all four years was the class of 2000, and they started our football phrase: "Take 'em to the Woodshed".  The school was finally complete with the finishing touches placed on the school building and sports fields in 1999-2000. At the beginning of the 2007 – 2008 school year, Woodstock High School had grown to approximately 154 teachers and 2500 students.  In 2010, River Ridge High School opened and relieved Woodstock of overcrowding.  As of the 2013 – 2014 school year, Woodstock High School has 1950 students and 111 teachers.

Woodstock High School offers a wide variety of academic, vocational and technical opportunities for our students. Our Activities Program consists of clubs and organizations that are a mix of academic, service, and social opportunities. Woodstock High School is fully accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.


Alma Mater

O, Woodstock High, we pledge our loyalty,

And stand strong and proud, filled with unity,

Your faith and honor we’ll defend.

And cherish to the end.

Be forever proud, bring glory to your name,

Strength and courage true, let this be our claim;

That once we triumphed in your light,

And soared to a glorious height.

Our Wolverines we will ever praise,

And we’ll follow all our days.

Defender of the blue, maroon, and white,

We will lift our hearts to the brilliant sight,

And not forget, as years go by,

Our beloved Woodstock High.


Principals

School Years Principal
2015 - present Mr. J. Mark Smith
2013 - 2015 Dr. Paul Weir
2006 - 2013 Mr. William J. Sebring
2003 - 2006 Mr. Brian Newhall
2001 - 2003 Ms. Cynthia Gibbs
1996 - 2001 Mr. Rick Ingram

Teachers of the Year

2019 - 2020  ⋅   Isobel Mason
2018 - 2019  ⋅  Derek Engram
2017 - 2018  ⋅  Jamie Vogan
2016 - 2017  ⋅  Julie Crowe
2015 - 2016  ⋅  Loretta Cameron
 2014 - 2015  ⋅  Laura Cox
 2013 - 2014  ⋅  Andy Hall
 2012 - 2013  ⋅  Jennifer Forsyth
 2011 - 2012  ⋅  Karen Zayance
 2010 - 2011  ⋅  Krista Webb
 2009 - 2010  ⋅  Kelly Burke
 2008 - 2009  ⋅  Danielle Cook
 2007 - 2008  ⋅  Rafael Calderon
2006 - 2007  ⋅  Glynda O'Brien
2005 - 2006  ⋅  John Bell
2004 - 2005  ⋅  Kerry Martin
2003 - 2004  ⋅  Mike Nayman
2002 - 2003  ⋅  Nick Zincone
2001 - 2002  ⋅  Robin White
2000 - 2001  ⋅  Deanna Williamson
1999 - 2000  ⋅  Jennifer Hunt Clifton
1998 - 1999  ⋅  Terri Roddy
1997 - 1998  ⋅  Tricia Robinson
1996 - 1997  ⋅  Fran LaPolla

Valedictorians

2018 - 2019  ⋅  Alex Hegman
2017 - 2018 ⋅   Oleksandra (Sasha) Stogniy
2016 - 2017  ⋅   Alexander Andon
2015 - 2016  ⋅  Michael Gustafson
2014 - 2015  ⋅  Parth Patel
2013 - 2014  ⋅  Samuel Mixon
2012-2013  ⋅  Sara Graf
2011-2012  ⋅  Truc Dinh
2010-2011  ⋅  Emily Ward
2009-2010  ⋅  Samantha Nicole Stone
2008-2009  ⋅  Courtney Ann Wisted
2007-2008  ⋅  Amira A. Saleh
2006-2007  ⋅  Elise Reinemund
2005-2006  ⋅  Alina Staskevicius
2004-2005  ⋅  Adrienne Amador
2003-2004  ⋅  Lynn Marie Gransewicz
2002-2003  ⋅  Lauren Clark
2001-2002  ⋅  Tracy O’Brien
2000-2001  ⋅  Joanna Todd
1999-2000  ⋅  Elizabeth R. Milam
1998-1999  ⋅  Jason Goodman

Salutatorians

2018 - 2019  ⋅  Johnny Vaughan
2017 - 2018  ⋅  Taylor Shephard
2016 - 2017  ⋅  A. J. Cox
2015-2016  ⋅  Kendall Alsup
2014-2015  ⋅  Jacob Beckham
2013-2014  ⋅  Rachel Steppe
2012-2013  ⋅  Joshua Chang
2011-2012  ⋅  Krishan Patel
2010-2011  ⋅  Aimee Croft and Emma Graf
2009-2010  ⋅  Sean William McPerson
2008-2009  ⋅  Kerri Christine Nelson
2007-2008  ⋅  Krista V. Staskevicius
2006-2007  ⋅  Meagan Mastriani
2005-2006  ⋅  Paul Johnson
2004-2005  ⋅  Grace Lam
2003-2004  ⋅  Heather Grace Meadows
2002-2003  ⋅  Shannon Spoon
2001-2002  ⋅  Kathleen McMillen
2000-2001  ⋅  Katie Jameson
1999-2000  ⋅  Cameron McHale
1998-1999  ⋅  Nicole Quinn

 

School Crest


School Mascot

Although the wolverine is the largest member of the weasel family, it has formidable characteristics. It has often been described as ferocious, a cunning carnivore, and an animal with enormous strength. It is capable of ambushing and bringing down a full-grown caribou or moose. The wolverine is not a wolf or bear, but is often compared to these two animals due to its strength and prowess. It is primarily found in the taiga and forested areas of the tundra in the United States, Russia, and Canada. It is an elusive animal and is not often seen.

As our school mascot, the traits of the wolverine embody the spirit of our students - power, strength, ability to bear up under adverse conditions, and resourcefulness. We take pride in being the Woodstock Wolverines!