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"One Falcon, One Family"

Important Yearbook Information & Updates

Below are some very important key dates and information regarding Yearbooks:
  • Senior Photos - Class of 2024, confirm your photo has been submitted. Click here for the link to Senior Photo Spreadsheet (we are still working on the Dorian Photos)
  • Senior Grad Ads are on sale through the Publisher's website through Friday, December 15th. For more information, please click here (please use a computer as not all functions work on a phone).
  • Yearbook needs your help collecting photos to put into the book! This ensures that your memories of the school year are captured in the Yearbook. Click Here for Link to Yearbook Snap App Access Code: Falcons 24
    Here are a list of photos we need:
    • Volunteering
    • First Day of School
    • Hiking
    • JV Men's Tennis
    • You and Your Sibling
    • Camping
    • You and Your Car
    • You and Your Pet
    • Football C-Team
Yearbooks will go back on sale November 27 - December 15. This is the last opportunity to guarantee you will receive a Yearbook in June.
Winter Parking Hangers Began Mon, Nov. 13

Fall parking hangers expired on November 10. Those who applied and were approved for a Winter seasonal parking hanger were notified by e-mail.

Those approved can pay for the hanger in person at the Cashier's/Main Office during non-class time or online through Touchbase. Once payment has been made, the hanger can be picked up with the receipt from Campus Supervisor Alan Dillman in office 730.

Reminder all fees and fines must be paid or cleared in order to purchase the hanger.

Counselor's Corner

Falcon Family,
As we move into 2nd quarter and the days get shorter, cloudy, wet, and gray, we want to remind you and your student to find ways to care for your mental health. 
Here are some ways to help reduce stress:
  • Exercise, go for a walk or run, or do your favorite activity to get out and moving around
  • Practice mindfulness, pay attention to your thoughts and feeling, they become your actions
  • Care for others, send a text, write a note, deliver food, or say something nice to make another feel better
  • Sleep, never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep
In reviewing your student's 1st quarter grades, check if they are doing as well as you hoped. 
If not, there is still time to raise grades before they are final in January at the semester. 
Here are some steps to improving grades:
  • Talk to the teacher: advise your student to ask questions, get clarification, AND stay after school for help
  • See the counselor: have your student see their counselor to create a plan to get back on track.
  • Falcon Quest: open now in the library after school until 4:30pm (2-3pm on Wednesdays) and mornings from 7:30-8:00am.
  • Peer Tutors: we have a list of tutors who want to help, have your student reach out to their counselor.
College Applications:
They are in full swing!  We know our seniors are working hard to meet application deadlines, on top of academics, sports, clubs, work and so on. 
Give your senior a pat on the back and support them through this incredibly busy time.  And, please pay attention to their stress level and mental health.  
The holidays can add another layer of stress.  
If your student does not have their post-grad plan yet, counselors will be working with them in the coming months. 

With the holidays coming up, here are two local resources for food assistance:
Malty Food Bank
Woodinville Storehouse

Please know that your WHS Counseling Team is here to provide support and help in any way possible.

WHS Counseling Team
Amy Strandy, Kat Lamb, Scott Churchill, Nate Hirsch, Sarah Brenner, My Tang


Japanese Bunkasai Festival
Saturday, November 4th, Bunkasai, Japanese Culture festival, was presented by the Japanese program at three high schools in the NSD at Bothell HS. At the event, we experienced many aspects of Japanese Culture including the Japanese traditional foods, such as the tea ceremony, Takoyaki, and Mochi.  WHS Japanese National Honor Society students hosted Cosplay contest where participants dressed up as an Anime character and competed each other.  Many other students from WHS attended not only for fun, but also for the volunteers of the game booth, Kimono photo booth, and so on. It was a fun day!
WHS Robotics Dominates First Competition!
Saturday, November 4 our Woodinville High School Robotics team, under the leadership of Advisor Tim Swartz, competed at Cedarcrest High School for their first district event to qualify for state championships. After spending 8 weeks strategizing, designing, programming, and practicing, the day came where they had to put it all together for 6 matches. At the end of the day the team finished with a 5-1 record and is tied for first place! There will be two more district events, one on December 2 at Cedarcrest again and the final district event on January 16. The following students contributed to the team’s success on Saturday (from left to right).
Jyotsna Jayasuryan, Aditi Bhatji, Kevin Check, Neha Modi, Elizabeth Stevenson, Curterney Huang, Katelyn Faulhaber, Andrea Yandell, Ella Hulsebus, Cindy Liang, Taylor Fortiner, Eliza Dean. (Not pictured Elijah Yan, Krish Doshi).
We look forward to the continued success of the team in the future!
Veterans Day Recognition
Thank you to Mike Kelly & ASB/Leadership, the Social Studies Department, and the Performing Arts Department & Students for their collective and collaborative work organizing and planning the Veterans Day observances last Tuesday the 7th that celebrated the service of all US military veterans throughout the day in the Theatre. Former USMC Infantry, Communications, and Communications Chief Gary Peltzer (Currently Senior L & D Training Operations Manager at Global Datacenter Operations L & D) was thanked for being here to share regarding his service that included being deployed to over 25 countries for a combination of training, humanitarian relief, natural disasterrRecovery, and combat missions/support (Asia & Middle East). Many thanks to those who attended with our students or had an opportunity to stop in. A heartfelt thanks is extended to all US Military veterans who have served or are serving our country.
NCAA Letter of Intent Early Signing
On Wednesday, November 8th, the Woodinville Falcon community gathered in the gymnasium for the National Collegiate Letter of Intent Signing Day. Four student-athletes signed National Letters of intent. Women's Basketball players, Jaecy Eggers and Lyla Kahrimanovic committed to play for Eastern Washington University, and McNeese State University respectively. Gymnast, Jaime Dugan signed on to compete at Stanford University, and John Bishop, a WHS Lacrosse student-athlete, signed his letter for St. John's University. With family, friends, coaches, WHS staff, and teammates in attendance, these four individuals took a big step toward realizing their goals of becoming NCAA Division 1 student-athletes. Many thanks to Athletic Director Kurt Melton and our students who were involved in bringing this event together for our community.
Career Exploration Field Trip

On Thursday, November 2, a group of 25 Falcons in the Welding Program left for Renton WA to visit the local 32 apprenticeship program for plumbing, pipe fitting, and HVAC work. Teacher Tim Swartz, CTE Department Head Danna Kapacinskas, and Mrs. Swartz' students were guided by Heather who is an apprenticeship coordinator at the local hall, she brought tradesmen and women from the field to talk about what their jobs are like and what it took to get there. The group went from classroom to classroom to see all of the facilities they offer for their students. This opportunity for students is life changing. Students who enter the program start out at $31.27 an hour and work up to $80 an hour in 5 years of work and schooling. The union even pays for their schooling, books, and supplies! This career path offers students an opportunity to work in a growing field for large commercial applications. With state benefits and pensions our students have the ability to make a six-figure wage with no student debt by the time they are 23-24. Students from all grades and genders were interested in continuing their education with the local 32 union apprenticeship program after high school. Of the 25 that attended 20 were male, 3 were female and 2 nonbinary students. After the tour 18 male, 2 female, and 2 nonbinary students were interested in having a career in plumbing, pipe fitting, or HVAC. 50% of those students were seniors, 32% were juniors, and 18% were freshmen.


Ongoing: Fee Waiver Consent Form available for families who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch

11/21: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule #10
11/21: Senior Class Meeting during Activity Tuesday
11/22: Half-Day Schedule #29 (11:50am dismissal)
11/22: PTSA Art Reflection Entries Due
11/23: Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
11/24: Native American Heritage Day Holiday - No School

11/27-30: NHS Toy Drive
11/27-30: Yearbook Sales (11/27-12/15) (Final pre-order sales window of the 2023-24 school year)
11/28: Latino/a/x Family Meeting, WHS, 6:00p
11/28: Holiday Bazaar Vendor Applications due to the Class of 2024
12/01: NHS Toy Drive
12/01-02: Speech & Debate (Bellevue HS or Newport HS)
12/01-15: Yearbook Sales (Final pre-order sales window of the 2023-24 school year)
12/02: Robotics League 1 - 2nd State Qualifier
12/02: NHS Due Deadline, 11:55p
12/04-15: ASB Holiday Food Drive
12/07: Winter Concer #1, 7p
12/08: 40-Minute AM Assembly Schedule #9
12/08: Senior College Apps & Snacks, Library, 8a-3:30p
12/08: Winter Spirit Assembly
12/08-09: Speech & Debate (Bellevue HS or Newport HS)
12/09: Senior Class Holiday Bazaar, WHS Commons, 10a-3p
12/11-15: Winterfest Spirit Week
12/12: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule #10
12/14: Winter Concert #2, 7p
12/15: Learning Center Breakfast
12/15: Senior Grad Ads Due to Yearbook
12/18-29: Winter Break - No School
12/19: DECA Practice
01/01: Winter Break - No School - Happy New Year!
01/02: School Resumes
01/05-06: Speech & Debate (Edmonds Woodway or UNiversity of Puget Sound)
01/06: DECA Practice
01/06: FRC Robotics Kick Off, Auburn High School
01/10: DECA Area 3 Competition
01/10: NHS Chapter Meeting
01/15: MLK Holiday - No School
01/22: 2nd Semester Class Schedule Online
01/23: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule #10
01/26: End 1st Semester
01/26: Flapjack Friday
01/26-27: Speech & Debate, Seattle University
01/29: Non-Student Grading Day
02/01-03: Urinetown - Winter Musical (Also Feb 08-10), Theater

05/18: Senior Prom, Seattle Aquarium, 8-11p
06/14: Class of 2024 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am
06/18: Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony, Pop Keeney, 1pm

Altered Schedules Next Week!

Wednesday, November 22 - Half-Day Bell Schedule #29
Office Hours on Wednesday are 7:50a-12:30p
Thursday, November 23 - Thanksgiving Day, No School, 
Friday, November 24 - Native American Heritage Day, No School

From all of us here at WHS, enjoy a relaxing and memorable Thanksgiving Holiday and Native American Hertiage Day next week!
Winter Sports Parent Meeting
Tuesday, November 21, 7:00 pm, WHS Theatre
The Winter Sports Parent Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 21, at 7:00pm in the WHS Theatre. After the Athletic Director's presentation, parents will break out by team to meet with the head coach. Student-athletes do not attend this event.
Participation ($200) and ASB ($60) payments are due by the first competition. Payments are currently being accepted online through TouchBase and in person for all Winter Sports (where rosters have been provided to the cashier by Ms. Hector).

NEW! First Semester Mid-Term Progress Reports Are Now Uploaded to Document Tab in ParentVue

1st Quarter ended on November 3rd and Progress Reports were uploaded to the documents tab in ParentVue on Monday, November 13th. If you have concerns about your student’s grades, the first point of contact is the student’s teacher. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Specialist, Jenn Diaz, at Please note that Progress Reports and Report Cards will not be mailed home at this time and will only be uploaded to the Documents tab. 
Grading Communication
As announced by the Northshore School District, the grading policy has been updated. Please note that Fs for final grades have been reintroduced to our grading scale. The details can be found on the district's website here.
Holiday Bazaar 2023-24

Woodinville High School's Senior Class Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the WHS Commons! Please join us!

Portions of the proceeds from this holiday craft fair support reducing ticket prices for the Class of 2024's prom and senior breakfast!
Vendor Applications Open through November 28!

Woodinville High School's Senior Class Holiday Bazaar vendor table reservations will benefit the WHS Class of 2024's prom and senior breakfast activities!
See the application for further details!

If you should have any questions, please email

Thank you for your support and see you there!
Seniors will receive more information regarding Grad Night on Tuesday, November 21 during Activity Tuesday.
Underwater Robotics Coffee Sales Fundraiser
Help support the WHS Underwater Robotics Club by purchasing one pound bags of North Pole Coffee Roasting Co. coffee. Each bag is $18.00.

Follow this link for more information and to place your order!
WHS Wrestling Booster Club Turkey Trot!
Sign up now to join the fun on Thanksgiving morning to walk/run the turkey trot and support WHS Wrestling. Sign up here for the race:

WHS Music Boosters General Information

Woodinville High School Music Boosters is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of volunteers fully committed to serving the music department and its students.  Our volunteers assist with events and raising funds to support activities and supplies that are not provided by NSD.

The next Music Boosters meeting is on Monday, November 13 at 6pm in the WHS Library. We will be discussing fundraising and upcoming events, all are welcome!
Want to Help?
  • Come to one of our monthly meetings
  • Sign up for our mailing list to receive news & updates by emailing:
  • Support us via tax deductible donations
  • Donate via PayPal:
WHS Science Club
Seeking Donations

The WHS ASB Science Club is seeking donations to fund supplies and their future competitions and field trips. Science  Club members would very much appreciate the help of your generous donation to reach their goal!

Donate at TouchBase Lite:
A username/password are not needed.
1.     Under the Item drop down menu on the right-hand side under Cart, select “WHS Math Club Donation”
2.     Under Amount, designate how much you would like to donate by clicking the up/down toggle or typing in the amount (The sum will move into your Cart)
3.     Under Memo, add a message, if desired
4.     Click Buy (The sum will move into your Cart)
5.     Click Cart
6.     Click Pay
7.     Enter your First Name, Last Name, Address, Phone, and Email
8.     Click Pay
9.     Enter your credit/debit card information
10.  Click I’m not a robot
11.  Click Pay
12.  You will then be able to print, download, or send your receipt to your email address

Thank you for supporting the WHS Science Club!

Questions about student meals? 

Learn more about student breakfast and lunch options on the district food services webpage.
Transportation 2023-24

Please click this LINK for bus information 2023-24. Bus stop information is now available.

Please click HERE for Daily Bus Passes and Activity Bus Passes routes and information! 

WHS E-News from the Principal
"One Falcon, One Family"

November 17, 2023
Volume 13, Issue 10
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 7:50 A.M. – 3:50 P.M. 

Our Office Team is here to help you:
Denise Schwans, Office Manager, Ext. 7515
Kim Benedict, Main Office Secretary, Ext. 7403 (
Jenn Diaz, Student Info Specialist/Registrar, Ext. 7512
Shaina Bloomquist, Attendance Secretary, Ext. 7410 (
Roberta Porter, Counseling Office Manager, Ext. 7418
Nicki Kongkarat, Office Support, Ext. 7416
Rachel Nelson, ASB/Bookkeeping, Fine/Fee Payment, Ext. 7504 (
Renae Hector, Athletics Secretary, Ext. 7491

The mission of Woodinville High School is to become a community of learners, providing a safe and encouraging environment for developing the mind, body, and spirit.
GO Falcons!

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