Dear Friends of the Woodville School,
We hope that you and your families and friends are healthy and safe during this holiday season. Work has continued at the Woodville School both in person and virtually. Board member James Newton continues the interior work on the building. The site plan, which includes parking and landscaping, is currently under review by the Gloucester County and VDOT. We continue to meet virtually and work with our partners to make Woodville a valuable community asset. We are partnering with Gloucester County Public Schools and hope to be part of the new elective course on African American history that has been added to the high school curriculum beginning Fall, 2021. We have also partnered with the Literacy Volunteers of Gloucester to find ways to work together towards our shared educational goals.
We were very fortunate to be chosen as the class client for the Christopher Newport University Luter School of Business Integrated Marketing class. The students worked in teams to create professional marketing presentations to the Woodville board to help us establish our brand and reach out to new friends and supporters. The students did a fabulous job and you will see some of their work as we implement their recommendations over the course of 2021.
The Department of Historic Resources announced the approval of a new highway marker to be placed in front of the Woodville School. Thanks to the Wilson Family Trust for underwriting this effort. Soon, travelers on Route 17 will be able to learn about the history and importance of the Woodville School.
We look forward to a productive year ahead as we work towards identifying the descendant community of Woodville School, complete the parking and landscaping projects, and host virtual and in person programs about the history of Rosenwald School and the importance of the Woodville School to our community.
We are grateful for your support in 2020 and wish you a happy, healthy and safe holiday.
The Woodville Rosenwald Foundation Board