Soccer Advances to Semifinals

Soccer Advances to Semifinals

With a semifinal match up on the line, the Panthers were able to get off to a fast start on the road. Woodlawn applied pressure on Neville from the start of the match, with close early scoring opportunities by Ray Sierra and Christopher Enamorado.

The Panthers earned a penalty kick in the 22nd minute when Cody Stevenson received a long ball in the box, made a quick move, and was fouled. Jacob Barnes capitalized from the spot and put the Panthers up 1-0 on the penalty kick.

Elijah Mallory and Jakobie Davis battle a Neville player for the ball in the Panthers quarterfinal victory.

With more chances on goal and great saves by Jakarie Davis, the Panthers found themselves having a throw in deep in Neville territory. Barnes took the throw and with an athletic header by Jakobie Davis, Woodlawn found the back of the net again. With only three minutes to play in the first half, the Panthers led the Tiger 2 scores to none.

“I knew I would have an opportunity to score on a throw in or corner,” Davis stated. “Jacob does great finding me on these set pieces, and I just finished the job.”

Coming out of the second half, the Panthers defense continued to hold strong. Neville scored a late goal, however it was not enough for the Tigers. The Panthers held on to advance to the State Semifinals and will face Lakeshore Saturday at 3:30 in Mandeville.

Panthers Reach Quarterfinals for Fourth Year with 2-1 Victory

Panthers Reach Quarterfinals for Fourth Year with 2-1 Victory

Two quick second-half goals by senior Jacob Barnes led the Woodlawn soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Riverdale on Thursday in a Division II regional boys soccer playoff match. The Panthers travel to Neville Tuesday for their fourth quarterfinal match in as many years. That match is set to begin at 5:30 pm.

Barnes scored on a penalty kick in the 53rd minute. His left-footed kick found the bottom right corner of the net. Cody Stevenson was held in the box to set up the penalty kick.

His second goal came only four minutes later. Barnes won a ball inside midfield, made a quick move and drilled a 34-yard shot off the bounce to the top left corner of the net for a 2-0 lead in the 57th minute. It was the 14th goal of the season for the Louisiana Tech football signee.

“Jacob, with his power and wind at his back, is going to put the ball away,” said Woodlawn coach Andrew Barnes of his son. “On the second goal, Jacob won the ball at midfield, took a touch and ripped it. We’ve been a better team in the second half all season. We’re happy to be moving on.”

Woodlawn dominated the action in the second half and out shot the visitors 14-1. Stevenson had a shot that hit the post in the second half for the Panthers. Jakarie Davis had one save for the Panthers. Woodlawn defenders Jakobie Davis and J-myri George served as a solid back line.

Schedule Change Request Form

Schedule Change Request Form

Guidance has asked any student who has a schedule change request to fill out the form attached at the following link.

Valid Requests Include:
-you have taken and received credit for the course already
-missing a graduation requirement
-hole in schedule
-took summer school to recover credit
-move to a higher level class

Click here for the schedule change request form.

Fall Sports Begin

Fall Sports Begin

With the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year comes the beginning of 2018 Fall Sports. Cross Country, Football, Swimming and Volleyball seasons begin in August. Practices for all four sports are currently underway, with the first official contest for each of the sports taking place in the final week of August.

Students interested in participating in any of these fall sports are invited to contact the prospective head coaches. While some sports have limitations on students returning to Woodlawn High School, all freshmen and new students are invited to participate.

Students interested in running Cross Country should contact Coach Rogers (mstrickland@ebrschools.org). Coach Rogers can be found in the library throughout the school day.

Coach Luquet (dluquet@ebrschools.org) is the Head Football Coach. Coach Luquet invites all new students and all freshmen who are interested in playing football to speak to him in the courtyard before school or during either lunch shift.

Ms. Heyer (aheyer@ebrschools.org) invites all students, new or returning, who are interested in swimming to see her in room 1208 during their lunch shift.

All new students interested in playing volleyball should see either Coach Malpica (nmalpica@ebrschools.org) or Coach Gonzalez (mgonzalez@ebrschools.org). Coach Malpica can be found in room 1211, while Coach Gonzalez can be found in the gym.

In addition to the four sports beginning now, several other sports will begin practice and contests during the fall semester. Wrestling, led by Coach Guidry (cguidry@ebrschools.org) can begin practice on October 1st. The boys and girls basketball teams can begin practice on October 8th. Students interested in basketball should contact Coach Fernandez (efernandez@ebrschools.org).

Boys and girls soccer will be the next sports to begin practicing, with the first official practice date set on October 22nd. Female students interested in playing soccer this year are asked to see Coach Hampton (champton2@ebrschools.org) in room 206 as soon as possible. Male students should listen for upcoming announcements from Coach Barnes (abarnes@ebrschools.org).

Powerlifting will begin in November. Athletes interested in powerlifting should speak to Coach Baronich (sbaronich@ebrschools.org).

While bowling, golf, and tennis will not begin until the spring semester, interested students are invited to contact their coaches now. Prospective bowlers should contact Coach Gonzalez. Coach Malpica should be contacted by any interested golfers. Any students interested in joining the tennis team should contact Coach Broussard (wbroussard@ebrschools.org).

With the multitude of fall sports going on at Woodlawn, the hope is that every student is able to find something to interest them!

Making Woodlawn High a More Environmentally Friendly Place Through a Recycling Competition

Making Woodlawn High a More Environmentally Friendly Place Through a Recycling Competition

Part of being a member in the National Honor Society is doing your part and helping out with service projects throughout the year. Last school year several students expressed an interest in wanting to help the school campus go green by getting a recycling program started. The President, Elizabeth Zhang, tried to contact different companies to see who would be willing to help us and figure out how to get started. Unfortunately, she did not have any luck. As a last ditch effort the sponsor, Ms. Brittney Fetter, contacted the Recycling Office of East Baton Rouge Parish to see if they had any ideas about how the club could get the recycling idea off the ground. Thankfully a glimmer of hope was sparked.

Richanne Caraway at the Recycling Office guided the sponsor to a representative at the Department of Environmental Services (DES) in hopes that we would be able to enter the recycling competition with the other schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. After discussing the idea with the DES representative Michael Lowe, the NHS club decided this was the service project for us this year. The club had an orientation meeting with Mr. Lowe so that he could explain the rules of the competition and get everyone on board. The students were excited about getting to make a difference in their school community.

Later that week, Friday October 20, 2017, the recycling bins were delivered by Republic to aid the NHS in their mission. They received four bins to help collect the recycling, and the bins were placed in different areas around campus to make it easier for the students during collection. The competition started that very next Monday morning on October 23, 2017 and they had four weeks to collect as much as possible. They asked the faculty to place a recycling bin in their classroom, to aid in the collection process. The students and the teachers were very good at making sure that the appropriate material was getting recycled; paper, plastic, cardboard, no food waste. It was decided to pick-up twice a week during both lunch shifts on Wednesday and during the beginning of 4th block on Fridays. Students volunteered to go around and collect the recycling.

Throughout the competition the club members had to keep track of how many bins were put into the recycling dumpster. With the help of the teachers, students, office staff, and the cafeteria staff the club was able to dump 111 bins of recycling. In the end it weighed over 5,000 pounds. It was amazing! Since the students met their goal of 100 carts, the whole school was able to participate in free dress for a whole week. The week after Thanksgiving break the sponsor was anxiously awaiting the news to find out who had won the whole competition. At the end of the day on November 27, 2017 the email finally came through; Congratulations to Woodlawn High School, the winner of the recycling competition! Being the winners of the competition, meant a visit from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. The Mayor came to the school on Monday December 11, 2017 to announce Woodlawn as the winners and to declare that December 11, 2017 is Woodlawn High School Day.

Even though the competition has ended, our goal to keep the campus green remains. The National Honor Society appreciates all the help from everyone involved and hopes for the continued support from the Woodlawn High family.