Woodland Park Families,

On behalf of the faculty and staff it is an honor and a privilege to welcome you to Woodland Park. Woodland Park has a proud tradition of providing students with excellent educational opportunities while partnering with parents and the community to raise the next generation. At Woodland Park, you will find caring adults who are committed to your children. Please join Woodland Park and White County Schools as we work to love kids, work hard and pursue excellence.

To provide the best education for our children, a partnership between parents and schools must exist. Woodland Park needs your help to fulfill our mission of providing an excellent education for our students. Please support our teachers by reading at least twenty minutes a day to your children and have conversations about what they are learning. Furthermore, please support our Parent Teacher Organization and the multitude of enriching events to take place throughout the year. We have a vibrant PTO that generously supports our faculty, staff and students. The PTO welcomes anyone who would like to be involved.

Woodland Park’s commitment to students stretches beyond the classroom. If you have concerns about your student please reach out to our teachers. However, we ask that conferences be scheduled by appointment. You are always welcome at Woodland Park.

Many changes have occurred at Woodland Park in preparation for the 2019-2020 school year. There are many new faculty and staff members who have joined the Woodland Park team. Personally, I am entering my twenty-fifth year in education and my administrative experience spans fourteen years. This will be my ninth year as a principal. Furthermore, you will notice several changes to our building, every room has received a deep cleaning, interior and exterior painting projects have been completed, new fencing has been erected on the playground for our students in lower grades, and our gym floor has been completely refinished including new graphics. We are proud of our facility and preserve and continually improve our building and grounds.

A strong partnership between the school and parents will help ensure the academic and social growth of the students we share. The faculty and staff of Woodland Park will work hard to be the kind of school we would want our own children to attend. Best wishes to each student and family as the year begins.


Lane Ward


“Love Kids, Work Hard, Pursue Excellence”

Dear Woodland Park Families,

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year!  Woodland Park has a long tradition of loving children and pursuing academic excellence.  As a parent myself, I recognize that parents are a child's first teacher; therefore, it is essential that schools and families work together to ensure that our students receive the support necessary to achieve academic success.  Please support our teachers by reading at least twenty minutes a day with your children and have conversations about what they are learning.  Furthermore, please support our Parent Teacher Organization and other learning opportunities that take place throughout the year. 

I am honored to be a part of the administrative team at Woodland Park.  We strive to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for our students.  Please join me in continuing the focus of working together - families, students, faculty, staff, and administration - to ensure that exceptional teaching and learning remain the norm for all students.  Because communication is an essential part of working together, my door is always open.  Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help Woodland Park continue the pursuit of excellence.


Valarie Butcher

Woodland Park Assistant Principal





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