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10 Jun Black Lives Matter

At Woodstock School we absolutely stand against the terrible injustice perpetrated on George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, as well as ongoing structural racism that persists in America. We also stand with all of the protesters who are highlighting these ever-apparent injustices and inequalities not just in the U.S. but around the globe. This is...

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13 Apr Phuntsok Dolma Chophel

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing away of Mrs. Phuntsok Dolma Chophel. Dolma has been an integral part of the Woodstock story for more than 43 years. She retired from Woodstock school with her husband in 2017 and was one...

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13 Sep Alumni Spotlight – Mhabeni Bona ’07

What were your interests and passions as a student at WS? Woodstock was the place where many of the interests and passions I still have today really took shape. Curriculum wise, the literature and social science classes captured my imagination, and fed into my university studies and work. Extracurricular experiences like...

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28 Aug Alumni Spotlight – David Shastry ‘ 09

What brought you and your family to Woodstock? What years and which grades were you at Woodstock? My story of ending up at Woodstock is unique just like so many of us in this community. My parents were doctors and missionaries with the Emmanuel Hospital Association. We were posted in Raxaul...

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28 Aug In Honour of Teachers by Wayne Wardwell ’46

This is a piece Wayne wrote for his retirement home newsletter and for his son and daughter and Stephen Goheen.  He attended every class but second standard at Woodstock from Lower Kindergarten to tenth standard graduation in the class of 1946. His father, Wayne D. Wardwell, Sr was the first...

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27 Aug Alumni Spotlight – Sita Sarwal ’45

When did you graduate and how many years did you spend here? I graduated in 1945 after spending 9 years at Woodstock School. Where are you from? I am from North India and was born in Lahore which was in Undivided India. What brought you here? The family decided to buy a house in Mussoorie as...

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12 Jul Alumni Spotlight – Stephen Alter ’74

Stephen Alter is an author of both fiction and non-fiction. He has received the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada, 2002-03 for his book Elephas Maximus. He worked as the director of the writing program at the American University in Cairo and was a writer-in-residence at the Massachusetts...

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06 Jun Farewell from Dr Long

Dear Alumni and Friends, Two weeks ago our seniors graduated and left Woodstock.  They have come a long way and reached the end of a journey – their school days are over and now new journeys and new destinations await!  “God turns all our sunsets into sunrises,” wrote St Clement, the...

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