Here is the latest news from WMS ...
Here is the latest news from WMS ...

May 2022

Dear Woodward Families,
It’s hard to believe there are less than two months of school left!  During these last two months, we have a busy schedule for students including the Washington State Assessments - the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in ELA and Math, as well as the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) for 8th grade only.  We appreciate your support in ensuring students are present on these dates and times.  Here is our Spring Testing Schedule:
May 10,11, 12:  SB Language Arts - 7th & 8th
May 17, 18:  SB Math - 7th & 8th
May 24, 25:  WCAS Science - 8th grade only
The following link has detailed times for testing:  
Testing Dates and Schedule

As we prepare to set our students up for success on these assessments, families can also help by making sure your child is well-rested during the testing time.  Students may bring their own headphones to use, just be sure they are wired to plug into their Chromebook as wireless headphones will not work.

If you would like to learn more about these assessments, you can find information at WCAS and Smarter Balanced test websites.   

Jeannie Donoghue, Principal

May Meeting
The WMS PTO Board will hold our regular monthly meeting on May 13th at 9:30 am via Zoom.  All are welcome to attend
June Annual PTO Members' Meeting
On June 8th at 6:30 pm, we will hold the annual WMS PTO Members' meeting via Zoom.  Agenda items include approving the PTO's annual budget and assigning PTO Board seats for the 2022-2023 school year, as well as approving amendments to the PTO's bylaws.  All parents of students who will be at Woodward for the 2022-2023 school year are welcome to attend.

The same link for both meetings follows:
PTO Meeting Link

Staff Appreciation Week - May 2-6

There are a few volunteer slots left for the staff luncheon this Thursday, May 5th.  Please sign up here.  Thank you to all the families who are making this a special week for the Woodward Staff!
Val Mukherjee
PTO President

Please mark your calendars for the 62nd Annual 8th Grade Banquet, to be held Saturday, June 4th, 2022 from 6 to 10 PM at Woodward Middle School.  For complete details about the event, how to purchase tickets and how to volunteer, please click below:

Ukraine Fundraiser!

Last month,  WMS ASB and Leadership Class worked on a fundraising campaign for humanitarian aid for the people of Ukraine.  Through Wake Up Woodward announcements and posters, they raised over $1,900.00!  We are so proud of their initiative and collective teamwork to make a difference in the world.

Bike to school day is coming up soon!

On Friday, May 20th, Sakai and Woodward will be participating in Bike to School Day.  Members of “Squeaky Wheels” will be here to greet cyclists with treats and prizes!

If your student is not a regular rider, please take time this month to do the following:
  • Take their bike to a shop for a tune-up.
  • Make sure their helmet fits properly.
  • Review safe cycling practices (proper side of the road, how to use hand for turn signals etc).
  • Practice the safest route to school.
  • Go out for some casual bike rides just to get back into the swing of it!
We want this to be a positive, safe and fun day for all.
Spring Gardening in FACSE
7th and 8th grade Consumer Science students are growing spring vegetables for use in our culinary programs at Woodward.  So far they have planted peas, beets, carrots, radish, bok choy, kale, and lettuces.  They also have beans, squash, and sunflowers in our greenhouse.  These vegetables will be used throughout the semester for cooking lessons.  Pictured below are Consumer Science students transplanting seedlings to our Woodward Garden. 
From the Health Room
Health Care Plan at School
We are already preparing for next fall!  If your child currently has an Asthma or an Allergy Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan, you should have received a copy in your email.  Please complete, sign and return these documents by Friday, May 27th.  We plan to deliver them to your child's health care provider for them to complete.
If your student has a 504 Health Plan, they are in the mail.  Please review and return the required forms at your earliest convenience.
Washington State law (RCW 28A.210, Section 1) requires that all students with life threatening health conditions have the needed medical orders, medication and/or equipment, and a nursing care plan in place, BEFORE THE CHILD MAY ATTEND SCHOOL.  All forms are available at:
Medication at School
A Medication at School form must be on file for ANY medication taken at school, even if it is over the counter.  Medication orders at school need to be renewed each school year.  The form must be completed by a physician and parent before the student may take medication at school.  Medication Permission Forms are available in the school office and also on our district website: 
Please contact us at (206) 780-4511 with any questions or concerns.  You can also reach us by email at:
On April 22, Peter Bang-Knudsen came to visit Woodward classrooms to surprise a staff member and two students with the BISD Strong Award.  Woodward Technology Para, Dani Stoehr, was recognized for her outstanding work ethic, creative spirit and positive outlook that makes her a valued member of our Woodward team.  Student, Averie deGuzman, was recognized for her intiative, hard work and compassion for our school community.  Student, Amy Hart, was recognized for her organizational skills, her kindness and for being a positive peer role model at school.  They are pictured below receiving their awards.
For Incoming BHS Freshman Parents:

Come see what the BHS PTSO is all about. Our last two meetings of the school year are Tuesday, May 3 and Tuesday, June 7.  They will be held n the BHS library at 7:00 pm.  It’s a great opportunity to learn more about us and our open positions for next year.


MAY 12


MAY 13  @  9:30 AM

MAY 20

MAY 26 & 27 (8TH GRADE)


JUNE 2  @  7:00 PM



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