Dr. Karen Reach, Principal

School Hours
8:15 am - 3:15 pm
Half Days
8:15 am - 11:30 am
Office Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide engaging learning experiences within a safe and nurturing environment as we position our PK – 4 students to achieve academic excellence, build character through leadership and life skill experiences, and exemplify the principles of lifelong learning.


Woodland's 2018/19 Reading

Goal will be announced soon.

Let's Read, Let's Soar!


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Common Sense School Badge

Woodland Elementary:

Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

Woodland envisions producing students who are educated, cultured, and experienced in reasoning critically, while contributing as a productive member of our school and community.  This is accomplished by providing cooperative and meaningful learning opportunities within a diverse community where each child is challenged to reach his or her maximum competency as a lifelong learner.  Find out more on our "School Information" page


April 2019 Woodland Family Connections Letter (Download Here)

Hello, Woodland Families!


April Greetings, Woodland Families! We hope you are enjoying these most recent days of sunshine, and it seems that warmer temperatures are finally on the way.


A special thanks to each of you have donated books for Johnson City Schools ‘Summer Bookmobile. If you have not had a chance to participate, please feel free to forward a new or gently used children’s book for this special summer project. We have collection boxes in our main foyer. The bookmobile will travel throughout Johnson City during the months of June and July. Stay tuned for more details from our district office in this regard. We love summer reading!


And remember to set aside 20 minutes each afternoon or evening to read with your student. Today’s Readers – will become Tomorrow’s Leaders! Thank you for making reading important at home. I am so very proud of our students’ amazing reading connections! We will once again celebrate our reading success in mid-May with a fun-filled K-4 field trip to The Jonesborough Repertory Theater. We will send more information about that particular field trip very soon. A special TY to our Woodland PTA Board for supporting this annual trip with a monetary donation which covers our admission charge to JRT. We are so very thankful for your support!


And finally ~ an important message from our school counselor, Mrs. Jacobs…

We are doing our safety unit in guidance class during the next few weeks for all students. "Safe at Last" is a personal safety curriculum that empowers students in kindergarten through fourth grade by providing critical skills and tools to stay safe and avoid dangerous situations. The program includes age-appropriate learning techniques such as role-playing, music, a puppet, games, stories, and videos. If you would like to preview any materials, I will have materials available in my room from 7:45 – 8:15 on Thursday, April 4.

As always, please contact us if you have questions at any time


With kindest regards,

Dr. Karen Reach

Woodland Elementary School Principal


Congratulations to Miss Ashley Carlson!   WJHL Educator of the Week

Ashley Carlson awarded WJHL Educator of the Week


Oh YES/WE are a REWARD School! 

As you have probably heard and/or read, Woodland has been recognized as a 2018 Reward School of Distinction by the Tennessee Department of Education.   WE are THRILLED!   This distinction affirms Woodland’s great work with respect to academics as our Grade 3 and 4 students performed at the highest levels of growth and achievement during our Spring 2018 assessments – now that is something to celebrate!  It takes EACH of us to achieve this success.   Our amazing work begins in PK with our Woodland students and continues to grow throughout Grades K-4.    Gotta say it:  Woodland ROCKS!  


Change for Change as WE Serve Others...

Thank you to ALL who contributed to our Change for Change Campaign last week.   Those coin totals are being calculated now and all of our proceeds will be donated directly to the Red Cross to assist the most recent hurricane and flood victims.


Our Kindness Garden

We are so very proud of our beautiful Kindness Garden located in the front portion of our landscaping.   Each of our K-4 students designed a special kindness rock last spring during art time with Mrs. Burgess.  Those designs are so inspirational and unique!   A special thanks to Lifeforce Glass and Mrs. Jennifer Kelso-Brunson for donating the many rocks needed for our kindness project.   Our hope is that all students and families will be inspired by those words of kindness within our garden.   Please stop by and visit this wonderful area when you have time to do so!   A special thanks to Mr. Josh and Mrs. Burgess for the excellent design and placement of our garden area.


Our Buddy Benches

More exciting supports for our students ~ we will soon be adding two new Buddy Benches on both the small and large playgrounds.  These special playground benches will be a kindness reminder that at any time a student is feeling lonely or sad, he/she can sit upon the buddy bench as a signal that he/she would like a friend or friends to connect with upon the bench.  It is always our mission for students to feel supported and encouraged at school.   A constant connection to the WE in our school motto! 


2018/19 School Supply Lists Are Now Available

Click here to download the lists


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Click the Twitter logo on the right side of the screen to see the latest happenings at Woodland Elementary, or follow us @Woodland_JCS


Our School-wide Makerspace


Thank you for your many, many donations!   Mr. Simerly is working hard to create this very unique learning space for our students.  Remember to send any extra crayons, markers, papers, cardboard, boxes, etc. that could be used to construct student projects within this special Woodland creation space.  Your donations will be put to good use!


Morning Arrival/Drop-Off Times

Please remember that we must not drop-off students before 7:45 AM. 

It is very unsafe to do so because our teachers and support staff are not on duty until 7:45 AM.  

In short, student supervision begins at 7:45 AM each school day.  A special thanks to our Related Arts’ teachers and Officer Hilton for their daily service as our morning supervision team.  It truly takes a village!

Visitor Check-In / Check-Out System

The safety of all students is our number one priority at Johnson City Schools. In an ongoing effort to improve safety, we are implementing district-wide check in and check out procedures at each school location.  These procedures will help us keep track of who is in our buildings at all times.

Please wear your visitor badge visibly while in the building.  Thank you.

At Woodland Elementary

WE = Lead. Learn. Serve. Repeat.

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