Note from the Principal
Welcome to Woodland High School, home of the Wildcats. We, the Wildcat Family, are honored that you have chosen WHS for your child’s high school experience. It is my privilege to serve as the Principal of a school with a staff of highly qualified and dedicated individuals. All employees - custodians, café staff, bus drivers, technology specialist, administrative assistants, nursing assistant, teachers, paraprofessionals, and leadership team – appreciate the vital role they play in your child’s academic career.
Woodland offers challenging academic courses, skillful career pathways, distinguished fine arts programs, and energetic athletic opportunities. Academically, Woodland High School's goal is to provide every single student with the highest quality educational programs. We feel every student needs a solid academic foundation. Our variety of career courses not only provides technical skills to prepare students for postsecondary educational ventures but also offers real world applications to develop students’ critical thinking and problem solving abilities. Woodland's performing arts department strives to be a dynamic leader in the production and development of educational theatre. We passionately connect our students and audiences to accessible and relevant plays. Woodland's athletic program is an integral part of school life. Included are a wide range of sports, and all students who are physically able are encouraged to participate in some form of activity.
The instructors at WHS are dedicated to your child’s educational success. Teachers have a genuine commitment to the education of youth and are actively involved in professional learning communities. New knowledge and skills are transferred to the learning environment in order to benefit the students.
Bartow County School System’s commitment statement reads, “Empowering Our Children To Succeed.” At Woodland High School, we strive to graduate all students (since “23” credits is the Standard for Success) and we also venture to prepare our pupils for future careers and encourage learning for a lifetime. In addition to teaching rigorous academic standards, we model characteristics essential for success in life. We teach and expect our students to exemplify all components of our ROAR program. At WHS: we are Respectful, we Take Ownership, we are Accountable and we are Role models.
Woodland High School’s goals for 2017-2018 are to increase our graduation rate from 82.8% to 85.8%, to decrease the percentage of students missing 10+ days for each class period by three percentage points, and to implement the ROAR program with fidelity and decrease the total number of discipline incidents by 10% from the previous school year.
To meet these goals, we need the support of parents. You are the most important factor in your child’s academic success.
Parents – we are here to assist in any way to ensure academic success for our students. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s advisor, guidance counselor, or administrator if we can help. We invite you to become involved in your child’s education – visit the school, volunteer at the school, attend extracurricular events. We are partners with you in your child’s educational journey.
Thank you for being a member of the Wildcat Family. I am honored to serve you and the Woodland community.
Dr. Wes Dickey