The Game Weekend
On the second Saturday in November of each year, Woodberry plays its rival, Episcopal
High School, at Johnson Stadium. This year will be the 116th meeting between the two schools. Many families come to Woodberry to participate in the weekend’s activities, the details of which follow. We require all students to attend the game, and many will depart from the game Saturday to stay overnight with their parents.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Board of Trustees Meeting
Friday, November 11, 2016
Important Traffic Information
Unless you are on the approved guest list, you will not be able to travel up the hill beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. SCHOOL STORE is OPEN
3:00 p.m. JV FOOTBALL vs. EHS - AWAY GAME
5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Buffet Dinner for Students in Terry Dining Hall
Students may not leave campus when their parents depart for dinner.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. CAPTAINS CLUB DINNER-Remember to RSVP!
We will host our annual Captains Club dinner in the Barbee Center for donors who supported Woodberry’s Amici Fund at the leadership level last year and members of the Walker Society. Eligible donors have already received their invitation.
7:45 pm – 9:15 pm Study Hall for all Woodberry Students
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. BONFIRE BASH
Join us for Woodberry's annual Bonfire Bash, which will be held Friday, November 11, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This informal, family-friendly event — featuring s’mores, cocoa, face painting, balloon art, and camaraderie — will take place in the Squash Pavilion (behind Johnson Stadium) to set the stage for the legendary bonfire. You should plan to have dinner off campus before arriving for the Bonfire Bash. Dinner will not be available to guests in the Terry Dining Hall.
10:00 p.m. BONFIRE
Following the Bonfire Bash at approximately 10:00 p.m., the Woodberry community, along with visiting guests, will gather at the bonfire. The bonfire is the ultimate Woodberry pep rally and a tradition the boys love. Expect to be amazed by the energy — and the heat! Should you choose to attend, you will stand in the field with other guests and watch the action. The dress code is “festive casual” — wear your orange and black! Be prepared for cool or wet weather; rain boots are often a good idea as our fields can be muddy.
10:45 pm On-Dorm Time
All students must return to dorm by 10:45 p.m.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. SCHOOL STORE is OPEN
2:00 p.m. THE 116th GAME: WOODBERRY VS EHS
Parking information for EHS weekend
We look forward to welcoming parents, alumni, and friends of Woodberry back to campus next month for the 116th consecutive football game between Woodberry Forest School and Episcopal High School. This year all game-day parking will be in the fields on either side of the main driveway, as outlined in this map. For safety reasons, we cannot allow any football traffic up the hill on Saturday morning (Admissions candidates will be able to drive up the hill for interviews and tours).
This means boys taking weekends should plan to bring their overnight bag down the hill with them, as the road will remain closed until well after the conclusion of the game. We are putting these rules in place because of construction work currently underway in the area between the Walker Building and the Dick Gym. These parking restrictions also ensure the safety of our visitors, since the temporary bleacher we erect for the EHS fans sits on the main driveway near the Barbee Center. Thank you for your cooperation as we ensure a safe and exciting weekend for students, school employees, and our guests from Alexandria.