Gratitude: Extraordinary Volunteerism
We have added five volunteers to our Volunteer Wall of Fame. Stop by and take a look at the full list of 30 people. Without your hard work and dedication, Woods would not be where it is today! Thank you.
Donald Beeson has been actively involved with the Woods Charter School Foundation since its inception. For the past two years, Donald has served as the President of the Foundation. With the support of our entire community, the Foundation will have contributed over $100,000 to Woods this year. Foundation grants have supported faculty professional development, textbooks and instructional materials, as well as school field trips and other special requests. Thank you, Donald.
Catherine Deininger has been part of the Woods family for over 7 years. Catherine was instrumental in selecting and planting trees and shrubs on campus. She has also worked with several other parents to add hands-on science activities outside the classroom through field trips, camping trips, and active, successful participation in Science Olympiad and Envirothon. These activities have involved countless hours, boundless energy, and amazing expertise. Thank you, Catherine.
Ranota Hall has served on the Board and has chaired the Personnel Committee. She has been actively involved at Woods for many years in a variety of informal capacities, especially in the sports realm. She has also served on our Diversity Committee. During her time at Woods, she has become a respected “goto” person for many parents, and she has guided the formulation of important personnel policies. Thank you, Ranota.
David Lindbo has devoted unbelievable amounts of time and expertise to Science Olympiad and Envirothon, bringing hands-on science experiences to students outside of the classroom through field trips and active participation in competitions. David has been an active community member for many years. Thank you, David.
Kim Sutton has served for this year as our PTSA President. She is well-known as the “Queen of Grocery Cards” (a fund raiser that brings in over $15,000 per year). Overall, the PTSA regularly contributes over $40,000 per year to Woods, including grants for technology, special programs, teacher and divisional classroom grants, and financial aid to meet school expenses. Kim and her company have contributed a variety of goods and services to Woods, including dividers for elementary testing, corner protectors in the hallways, and a steel cart for our pizza oven. She helped develop an Excel template for elementary reports, and she creates brochures for Summer Wonders. One parent noted, “Kim has an amazing ability to make things happen!” Thank you, Kim.