Hello, Woodland Families!

We hope your March is off to a wonderful beginning!  It is with excitement that we think forward to warmer temperatures, days of sunshine, and our beautiful outdoor wonders.  It will be Spring Break before we blink. 

We certainly know that Quarter 3 at Woodland has been VERY busy with many amazing learning opportunities.  As always, I am extremely proud of our students and teachers and cannot wait for our final quarter of learning and continuing our connections with one another. 

A special TY to each of you for supporting your student or students at home through your ongoing encouragement and positivity, daily assistance with homework, and dedication to reading each day.  As we continue to Soar with Greatness, we know that through our work together, our students are positioned for tremendous success.   Please reach out to us through email, BLOOMZ, or phone if you should ever have questions or concerns.   We are always here to support our students and families. 


And now as we think forward into March and April, please add the following dates to your calendars:

MARCH 2020


APRIL 2020



A Special Message from our School Counselor/Mrs. Mary Jacobs:

Dear Woodland Families ~

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 view any materials, I will have materials available in my classroom.   Please email or call to schedule a time to meet.   Thank you! 


From our Woodland PTA:

Please return your student’s green PTA form/with his or her correct shirt size by tomorrow/MARCH 5th.  Special Walkathon t-shirts will be purchased “free of charge” for all Woodland students ~ a special TY to our Woodland PTA Sponsors!


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Happy New Year, Woodland Families! 

We hope your holiday vacation was filled with lots of fun and relaxation – and you are ready for an exciting second semester.  Our teachers are hard at work with great lesson planning and organization as we continue to engage and inspire our Woodland students.  I could not be prouder of our students’ learning and passion for success.  Thank you for everything that you do at home to support your student or students.    By working together, we continue to Soar with Greatness!  J


As we think forward into January/February, we have a few details for sharing…

Student Wellness

As you know, our Johnson City community has experienced an increased number of strep, flu, and viral infections during these most recent weeks.   In consultation with Ballad Health just this week, Dr. Barnett and our district wellness team have asked that we share the following reminders with all families:

  • Please keep your student at home for at least 24 hours after no fever or signs of fever (chills, feeling very warm, flushed, or sweating) without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
  • We must remind our students at home and at school to cover their coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with their bent arm. If using a tissue, the used tissue should be placed in a trash can and hands should be washed.
  • Always remember to wash hands for at least 20 seconds, dry hands with a paper towel, and then use the paper towel to turn off the water faucet.
  • If soap and water are not available, a hand sanitizer may be used instead.
  • We will continue to remind our students to wash their hands at school as often as needed and during each of our daily restroom breaks throughout the school day.
  • We will also remind our students to keep hands away from their nose, mouth, and eyes.
  • Our custodial crew is also working extra hard to disinfect all hard surfaces multiple times per day. Thank you, Mr. Josh, Mr. DJ, Mr. Jeff, and Mr. Jason! 
  • Nurse Bryan is positioned in our school clinic and is always available for medical consultations as connected with our Woodland students. Thank you, Nurse Bryan, for your medical expertise! 
  • It takes a village!


Congratulations to Mrs. Mary Jacobs…

Our 2020 Woodland Teacher of the Year!   We are so very proud of you, Mrs. Jacobs – and all that you do for our students and families!   Thank you for representing Woodland! 


Welcoming Our Newest Woodland Team Members

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Leroy Worley as our new Technology Coordinator.   Mr. Worley comes to us as an experienced teacher as well as his most recent work as an instructional technology coach.   We are super excited that Mr. Worley has joined our Woodland Team.  

And we wish Mr. Daniel Burchette the very best as he will be moving onward to Science Hill High School to serve within their TECH team very shortly.   We appreciate your great work at Woodland, Mr. Burchette! 

Also – please join us in welcoming Mrs. Danielle Hensley-Ahrens to PK.  Mrs. Hensley-Ahrens will serve as the lead teacher in Mrs. Wippich’s PK classroom for the remainder of this school year while Mrs. Wippich is away from Woodland.  A special congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Wippich on the forthcoming arrival of their little one. 

As always, please contact us as questions or concerns arise via email or phone.   We are always here to support you:  our amazing PK-4 students and families! J    Our main office is open each school day/7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.