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Our Annual Fund goal for the 2021-2022 school year is $150,000 and we will need your help to reach it.
Our Annual Fund goal for the 2021-2022 school year is $150,000 and we will need your help to reach it.
For more than 25 years, Jennifer has worked with non-profit and educational institutions to lead, support, and nurture programs that empower, educate, and activate youth, women, and communities. She is passionate about social and environmental justice, human rights, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and intercultural dialogue. A resident of the Hudson Valley for the last two … Read More »
This year’s Woodstock Day School Student Media Arts Film Festival is now available for your online viewing.
It’s time to order a Woodstock Day School Yearbook! For this year, we are pushing the delivery of the yearbook back a few weeks. This will allow us to include more pictures from campus and include events like graduation, moving up, prom, etc. We will have dates in July to pick up your yearbooks on … Read More »
Click to Shop our Book Drive! Wednesday, April 28- Wednesday, May 12 Shop our Kid’s Picks, Environmental Picks, LGBTQ+ Picks or Social Justice, Activism & Social Emotional Learning Picks!
Did you miss the Ulster County Film Festival for the Youth? The event features some of the best student-made ‘pandemic’ films and documentaries from inside and outside our community. Head over to ucyff.com to view the Film Festival and learn more.
Everyone loves Fall! The cool, crisp days, apple cider, pumpkins, and the bold colors of the season. This year WDS will help you celebrate Fall with our WDS Mum Sale. Order locally grown hardy mums for your home or office, available for purchase at Woodstock Day School. These Mums come in a 10-inch diameter pot … Read More »
Bruce Barry, Award Winning Director March 12, 2021 Winner of the 2004 Directors Guild Award and former Senior Director of the CBS daytime drama, Guiding Light, Bruce Barry has accomplished much in the field of television throughout his past thirty-six years in production. After graduating with honors from Leland Powers School of Radio Television and … Read More »
Dariel Vasquez, Executive Director of Brothers@ February 19, 2021 Dariel Vasquez is the Executive Director of the Brothers@ Organization, and a first-generation college graduate from Harlem, NY. Dariel graduated from Bard College (Class of 2017) with a joint degree in History and Sociology, and a concentration in Africana-Studies. Youth development and mentorship is Dariel’s passion, … Read More »
Carole Zimmer, award winning journalist February 5, 2021 Carole is the host of the award-winning podcast “Now What?” which features interviews with Gloria Steinem, Joe Biden, Jane Fonda, Ethan Hawke, Oliver Stone and other extraordinary people. The conversations are designed to uncover what makes these people tick. In her broadcasting career she has been a … Read More »
Jimmy Buff, Executive Director of Radio Kingston November 13, 2020 Jimmy Buff grew up on Long Island and in New York City. He’s been in radio since 1985. A father, a husband, an avid outdoor adventurer, music and dog lover and a committed social justice warrior, Buff is currently the executive director of Radio Kingston, … Read More »
Sharif Abdus-Salaam, one of New York City’s most respected & informed figures in the jazz world November 6, 2020 Sharif Abdus-Salaam is one of New York City’s most respected and informed figures in the jazz world, and renowned jazz host with the Columbia University station, WKCR. Sharif is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn … Read More »
Russ Walker, Cofounder of the East Texas Herpetological Society October 30, 2020 Russ Walker is a retired teacher from the Houston ISD Outdoor Education Center. His background and training is in biology and Environmental Science. He is cofounder of the East Texas Herpetological Society, and most importantly, has a lifelong interest and passion for all … Read More »
Mariel Fiori, journalist, translator, educator and an entrepreneur October 23, 2020 Mariel Fiori, MBA, is a journalist, translator, educator and an entrepreneur. She co-founded and is the managing editor of the Bard-sponsored La Voz, cultura y noticias hispanas del Valle de Hudson. Since 2004 the award- winning La Voz is the only Spanish language magazine serving … Read More »
Jason Fine, Editor of Rolling Stone October, 2, 2020 Jason Fine is the Editor of Rolling Stone, where he oversees the magazine and website and all editorial content. He’s worked at Rolling Stone for more than 20 years as a writer and editor, and has written about all kinds of music, from country to EDM … Read More »
Show Don’t Tell Filmmaking Challenge A team of WDS Media Arts Students participated in the 2020 All American High School Film Invitational competition. Our students were tasked with creating a story that illuminates the language of visuals to convey meaning and emotion. No synched sound, no dialogue. Just visuals and music to tell a story … Read More »
View a recorded version of our Upper School Town Hall Meeting, held Monday, August 24, 2020, at 12pm.
View a recorded version of our Reopening Town Hall Meeting – In This Together, held Thursday, July 23, at 12pm.
Thank you for your interest in Virtual Summer Adventure. Unfortunately, due to low enrollment, we are unable to run this program. Enjoy the summer and we certainly hope to be reunited next summer on our beautiful campus!
Enjoy our WDS 2020 Graduation video & let’s hear it for our amazing graduates! A very special thank you to Dave Cook & Chris Andersen for making the audio/video magic of the evening possible. The WDS Class of 2020 Lily Brady Lola Cook Kate Delacorte Indira Delacorte Finn Doering Talullah Dougan Jackson Fiero Finn … Read More »
Lily Brady The Hudson River School Lola Cook Documenting Adolescence Through Visual Art Kate Delacorte The Vulnerability Project Indira Delacorte Making Waves in Children’s Lives Finn Doering The Essential Design Talullah Dougan My Journey of Creating an Authentic Cookbook Jackson Fiero Thoughtover/Overthought Finn Krause Chocolate History & The Art of Candy Making Gabe Martindale The … Read More »
Dear WDS Friends and Families, I wanted to give an update on progress being made on our plans for the 2020/21 school year. We are awaiting official health and safety guidelines from the state of NY, but are able to draw on CDC guidelines, as well as on other state’s plans to get a sense of what … Read More »
Our Senior Program is designed to allow students to explore a topic, cause and/or project of their own design – something they are passionate about and that they may carry through their experience beyond WDS. Working with a mentor, students spend significant time researching their project, writing a paper, and making a tangible product. The … Read More »
1. How long have you been at WDS? I stepped onto the Woodstock Day School campus nine years ago as a small, nervous, blond headed boy with hair covering my eyes. Nine years later, I am a confident, well connected, young man, and I could not be more thankful for that decision. I have cherished … Read More »
The 9th Annual WDS Media Arts Film Festival will be streaming live on Zoom and the WDS Facebook page, June 5 @ 7 PM Here is the link and the PASSWORD is: 9ZCdei This year we will be showing films from the 8th-12th Grades. Some of these films were made during the school year and … Read More »
Dear WDS Friends and Families, Our Reopening Task Force is off and running, and I wanted to share a few updates. I will send these updates every week, but I also want to extend an invitation to reach out to me or to Sam Osterhout with any questions or comments you have between updates. Sam is acting … Read More »
1. How long have you been at WDS?I have been at WDS for 13 years. 2. What did you learn at WDS that you feel prepared you for this next step?WDS has definitely taught me to dive deeper into my education than just touch the surface of all of the material. I have been pushed … Read More »
1. How long have you been at WDS?I’ve been at WDS since sixth grade- with Josh Platt and his trout journey. 2. What did you learn at WDS that you feel prepared you for this next step?I learned how to always keep an artistic eye in everything I do and to always stay true to my own perspective and style. … Read More »
Dear WDS Friends and Families, The ingenuity and thoughtfulness of WDS students is more powerful than any pandemic. See the 5th grade news program celebrating our teachers. Our resident music scholar, Peter Dugan is also launching a global music composition project called Don’t Stop WDS Sing Along. Peter, along with many of our arts specialists and upper school faculty are … Read More »
1. How long have you been at WDS? I have been at WDS for two amazing years. 2. What did you learn at WDS that you feel prepared you for this next step? WDS has prepared me for so much. One of the most important things I feel WDS has taught me is how to … Read More »
Dear WDS Friends and Families, The word of the week is upbeat, which according to Merriam-Webster dictionary means Having a positive, optimistic and lively tone, attitude, etc. Synonymous with bright, buoyant. See Adrian’s message to the community for example. It is the most accurate way to describe staring down uncertainty and adversity. Truth be told, the reportage … Read More »
1. How long have you been at WDS? I came to WDS at the beginning of my junior year and absolutely loved it. It was so different from the school I was at before, and I felt so happy and at home. It was a big transition, but it was so fun and new. I … Read More »
Dear WDS Friends and Families, Before Covid, WDS was a wonderful school performing a vital service to its community, enriching the lives of many children and youth. Then a new reality set in. Face-to-face classes were canceled. Facilities were closed. Athletics and fine arts performances canceled. Everything seemed to be on hold. But learning was not, and our vigorous … Read More »
1. How long have you been at WDS?I have been at WDS since first grade. I left for my first two years of high school to branch off and meet new people but ended up coming back for my junior year. 2. What did you learn at WDS that you feel prepared you for this next step?I believe I have … Read More »
1. How long have you been at WDS?13 years ago I started Kindergarten at Woodstock Day School. 2. What did you learn at WDS that you feel prepared you for this next step?I think the English program has really prepared me for the amount of writing I will need to do in college, and the college courses that … Read More »
Woodstock Day School will be hosting a Virtual Open House on Friday May 22. Explore our program with a 3D tour, information session, and video conference with our Head of School, David Penberg, and our Director of Admissions, Adrian Hood. There will be two separate events during the day. Details below. If you are interested, … Read More »