We Are the Woodchucks!

The Kenwood School mascot is the woodchuck.

Woodchucks at Large
Woodchuck Video

Parents: Did you know that the "gopher" in the opening scene of Caddyshack (not endorsing this film for my K students) is actually a WOODCHUCK? I say it is time to claim our mascot and it's song, "I'm Alright" by Kenny Loggins.  Find the clip online. The "gopher" is so cute! Be careful when viewing Youtube with your child. 

 

A Youtube video featuring our beloved Woodchuck and Count von Count from Sesame Street.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQwpcqbZ3IQ

Tongue Twister:

http://www.starfall.com/n/twisters/woodchuck/load.htm?f

A Woodchuck Song from the Olden Days:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5_XnTZD6g0

Woodchuck Facts

Woodchucks 

  • The "Gopher" in the Caddyshack movies is not actually a gopher - it is a woodchuck.
  • The woodchuck will climb trees in search of food.
  • The woodchuck has been observed swimming.
  • The woodchuck has earned its nickname "whistle-pig" due to its tendency to produce a high-pitched whistle when frightened which it will often times mix with both barking and chattering noises.
  • All woodchucks hibernate through the winter: systematically waking from their sleep in the spring by means of some sort of internal alarm clock that is not generally understood.
  • Woodchucks will travel a great distance to a food source.
  • The woodchuck does not "chuck wood" of any kind.
  • A burrow and den system will be used for many seasons. The woodchuck will keep the nesting area of the den clean and change bedding material regularly.