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On-the-Water, Lightweight Testing, Practice Bus, Boathouse Workday, Tag Day, Spirit Wear, Dates, etc

posted Feb 12, 2018, 5:24 AM by WTW Crew Webmaster   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 5:54 AM ]
  1. On-the-Water 
  2. Lightweight Testing 
  3. Crew Practice Bus 
  4. Naval Academy Rowing Field Trip 
  5. World Indoor Rowing Championships 
  6. Boathouse Workday 
  7. Final Tag Day 
  8. Spirit Wear 
  9. Save the Dates 
  10. Parent Volunteer Positions 
  11. Senior Scholarship Deadlines 

1. NEW: We had a great turn out at the On-the-Water Meeting for Parents and hope those who attended found it informative. Here is the link to the slides presented. To view the notes pages of the brief, click on the slide presentation from our home page, click on the download arrow at the upper right of your screen and then open the brief. A huge thank you to those parents who volunteered for booster club positions (Kris Cole and Janice Hayes for the Pre-Regatta Dinners and RAFT, Julie Middleton for Craft Show Vendor Chair, and the Moores for considering Bus Coordinator) and for those who returned Craft Show yard signs.

We are only one week away from the official start of our season and on-the-water practices.

All rowers/coxswains must be registered in Ronin Racing and their dues paid in full by February 16th, 2018. For Ronin Racing Click Here. All USRowing Waivers must be signed and all dues must be paid before on-the-water practice begins.

An important reminder from Coach Tylander, once our spring season/on-the-water practices start, student-athlete attendance is required. We do have practice during Spring Break as well. Please see pages 14-15 of the Handbook for further details.

2. NEW: Lightweight Rower Testing. Men’s lightweight testing will be Monday at 4pm and Women’s lightweight testing will be Tuesday at 4pm. Meet outside Ms. Fickes office. Rowers are reminded to hydrate.

3. REMINDER: Crew Practice Bus. If you are did not sign-up for the incredibly convenient and safe crew practice bus and are interested please contact wtwcrewactivities@gmail.com as soon as possible. It leaves Woodson from the Whitacre Road side of school at 3:30pm and returns with tired hungry rowers/coxswains at 7pm.

There is also an opportunity to enjoy the same convenience during Spring Break (which may be a separate charge, depending on how this survey turns out)!

The number of bus riders will determine both the cost (the more bus riders we have, the cheaper it will be) and the number of times each family has to chaperone it.

4. REVIEW: Naval Academy Rowing Field Trip was an outstanding experience for those who were able to attend. Rain and Yard construction negated the opportunity to visit the Visitor’s Center but all were able to spend extended time in the “The Great Eight” rowing tank.

5. REMINDER: World Indoor Rowing Championships are February 17th at TC Williams High School. Best of luck to all WTW Crew participants and we hope to have a great cheering section as well.

6. REMINDER: WTW Boathouse Workday at WTW Crew Boathouse, Sandy Run Regional Park on February 19th from 9 - 11am. The adult slots are filled but we still have 6 student-athlete slots available to prepare the equipment and boathouse for the winter. If you are available, please sign-up here.

7. NEW: Final Tag Day shift is on March 3rd! Sign-up here. It is the last chance to get Tag Day volunteer credits for student-athletes and parents.

Make it a full day of Crew – practice on the water in the morning and participate in the final tag day that afternoon. If you’ve completed your yearly fundraising commitment and participate in this Tag Day, your name will be entered in a drawing to win a Chipotle gift card and/or a $50 VISA card. Additionally if one of your friends hasn’t been able to complete their fundraising requirement, you can work the shift for them. Just let us know who you are working for. As a reminder, rowers/coxswains who do not complete their fundraising requirement by the end of this last Tag Day, will receive a bill for $75 per missed requirement. (Returning rowers -5 requirements and Novice/Freshmen – 3 requirements)

8. REMINDER: Spirit Wear. The CCI store is OPEN to order Spirit Wear. If you missed the first time or if you want to order additional items, click here to access the store. The site is open until midnight on March 4th. Any rowers who borrowed a uni and tech shirt for the Naval Academy field trip are asked to return them to Babette Korn at the final Winter Conditioning practice on Friday, Feb. 16th. Contact Babette Korn at babskorn@gmail.com if you have questions about Spirit Wear or Uniforms.

  • March 5th -- Team Photos after school and before practice 
  • March 7th -- Crew Board Meeting, 7-9pm in WTW room C-123. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend 
  • March 10th -- Parent Boat Launch Training, 10am-noon at Sandy Run Park 
  • March 15th -- Parent Meeting on Away Regattas, 7-9pm in WTW Cafeteria B 
  • March 17th -- Parent Orientation of Sandy Run Park and the Boathouse 
10. HELP NEEDED: One remaining parent volunteer position open.
  • Fundraising Chair - Most of the responsibilities for this job are wrapping up for this season, but we would like to train someone who will be able to lead fundraising next year. Credit will be given for this season as well. 
If you are interested in this position or want more information on it, please contact our President, Brian Boyle, at wtw.crew.president@gmail.com.

11. NEW: Senior Scholarship Opportunities and Deadlines.

THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA ATHLETIC DIRECTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND COACHES ASSOCIATION (NVADACA) announces its annual scholarship program. Seniors in Virginia Northern Region High Schools who have participated in interscholastic sports as an athlete, team manager, athletic trainer or cheerleader are eligible to apply to receive one several scholarships. (Last year 19 scholarships of $3,500 were awarded) Included in the awarded scholarships are three special scholarships recognizing: a physically challenged student, a student planning a career in elementary education, and a student with two letters in either baseball or softball. Completed application packets include a listing of athletics and activities, a 500-word essay on one of three topics, a recommendation, and a transcript release form for an official seventh semester transcript. A statement of financial need is required, but need is viewed very broadly. Criteria for judging will include academic achievement, extent of involvement, contributions to the team(s), contributions to school, community, church, and work, writing skills, leadership, and financial need. The application is available at www.nvadaca.org/scholarship-applilcationsSubmit your completed, printed application and transcript release form to the Career Center by or before Monday, February 12th.

Applications for the following two scholarships awards MUST be turned into the Career Center BY OR BEFORE Monday, February 26th 2018.
Do NOT mail this yourself. WTW is limited in the number of applications we can send forward.
Do NOT get the principal's signature. Those chosen by committee will receive the signature.

1. STATE/VHSL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - The Virginia High School League collaborates with the Allstate Foundation to provide nineteen $1,500 scholarships to graduating Seniors in Virginia who have excelled in the classroom and in athletic and academic activities. Applicants must participate in one or more VHSL activities, have a 3.0 or better GPA, won at least one varsity letter (or equivalent) in the activity (VHSL academic activities such as drama, debate, creative writing, newspaper, yearbook, etc. and/or VHSL athletic activities), and have involvement in other activities outside of school. In addition to a completed application, applicants are asked to provide: two recommendations, head and shoulder photograph, social security number (recommend no more than the last four), and an essay not to exceed 500 words describing how extracurricular activities have enhanced your educational experience. There is a special sub-category for a student who meets the requirements for a VHSL Achievement Award and who has shown courage against overwhelming odds by overcoming extraordinary situations (for this award at least one of the recommendations must document the unusual circumstances the student has overcome). NOTE: The application requests a social security number but will accept the last 4. For application and additional information visit ww.vhsl.org/scholarships under Resources or Family Connection. Completed application packets are due in the Career Center by February 26th.

2. VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE (VHSL) VITO PERRIELLO CITIZENSHIP AWARD will provide two $1,000 scholarships to Seniors wishing to further their education in medicine or an allied health field at an accredited institution of higher learning. Selection criteria include: participation as an Athletic Training Student Aide (ATSA); participation in at least one Virginia High School League activity (VHSL academic activities such as drama, debate, creative writing, newspaper, yearbook, etc. and/or VHSL athletic activities), contribute to family, school and community (community service), and promote good citizenship and sportsmanship. A complete application packet will include a completed application, two letters of support (one from school official and one from non-family member with knowledge of applicant’s contributions to citizenship), an essay (500 - 1,000 words) describing in detail what you have done that meets one or more of the definitions of citizenship provided and explaining how others have benefited. Although not required a resume of relevant family, school, community activities which demonstrate a commitment to citizenship may be helpful. . For application and additional information visit www.vhsl.org/scholarships under Resources or Family Connection. Completed application packets must are due in the Career Center by February 26th.

3. WTW ATHLETIC BOOSTER IMPACT SCHOLARSHIP - $1,500 will be awarded to a WTW graduating Senior who can articulate how his/her involvement with the WTW sports program has had a positive impact on his/her tenure at W.T. Woodson High School. Applicants do NOT have to be athletes, and may be associated with athletics indirectly (enjoys watching WTW sports) or directly (an athlete, team manager, team photographer, etc.) Qualified applicants must be a U.S. citizen and resident of Fairfax County, have a 2.0 or better GPA, accepted to an institution of higher learning, demonstrate personal integrity, and will provide the essay described above. Completed application packets will include the essay as described in the application information page, a recommendation, and a copy of the letter of acceptance to your institution of higher learning. The application must be submitted via email as stated in the information page. Visit Family Connection to find the application information page and get ALL the details. All application pieces must be received by 3 pm on May 1st.