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Woodinville High School | Care - Respect - Leadership
“Sail beyond the horizon; fly higher than you ever thought possible; magnify your existence by helping others; be kind to people and animals of all shapes and sizes; be true to what you value most; shine your light on the world; and be the person you were born to be.” ~Blake Beattie

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

WHS NHS Students come celebrate your hard work and studious consistency this year! 
Due to COVID-19 protocol, 
WHS NHS members in good standing
may attend the ceremony. 
A recording of the ceremony will be posted for friends and family.
We look foward to hosting our members in the WHS Gym on May 19th @7pm.
Formal invitations will arrive for students the week of May 16, 2022. 

Class of 2022 Prom, "Garden Gala", Pacific Science Center
Saturday, May 14, 7-11p

We look forward to seeing the Class of 2022 and their guests tomorrow evening at the Pacific Science Center! 

Photo ID and ticket required for entry.

Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Learn more details about Prom

Learn about driving directions to the Pacific Science Center.
The entrance to Prom is through the main Pacific Science Center entrance.
Join us next Friday, May 20th when we showcase and celebrate the creativity and musical talents of our WHS Falcons! Night of the Arts & Almighty Woodinville will take place from 6-9pm and take place in the WHS Gymnasium and Theater. Our students have been working all year to present you with AMAZING creations in such diverse materials as: Painting, Ceramics, Photography, Stained Glass, Metal Design, Graphic Design, Film and Animation.
In addition to a variety of WHS Student directed Performing Acts, our very own WHS Jazz Band will be headlining the evening. Not to be missed, WHS Poetry Club will be providing ‘Poetry While You Wait’. No tickets necessary to attend. A Suggested Donation of $5 dollars will go toward the Senior Class 2022’s Senior Breakfast, as well as WHS ASB’s National Arts Honor Society and MUD Club. Go Falcon’s! 
Donations can be made in this LINK by selecting Woodinville High School from the dropdown and then Night of the Arts Donations in the second dropdown.
Mental Health Awareness - Student Voices
The Northshore School District will host a student-led Mental Health Awareness talk at North Creek High School on May 18, 2022. The panel will include students and Northshore community members working in mental health. Students will discuss the need to remove the stigma around mental health, share how the community can best support students, and provide helpful ways to encourage open communication amongst families. Community partners will also be on hand to provide resources to attendees before and after the event.
Date: Wednesday, May, 18, 2022
Time: 6:00- 7:30 p.m. 
Location: North Creek High School (in the Commons)
Address: 3613 191st Pl SE, Bothell, WA 98012
*This event is appropriate for students grades 6-12 and their parents/guardians. However, younger students are welcome.
We are exploring a livestream option for students and families who are not yet comfortable attending this event due to COVID.
To help us plan, please RSVP at this link
For more information regarding this event, please contact

DUI Simulation for the Class of 2022
Friday, May 13 - WHS Staff Lot

In order to bring student awareness to the dangers of drunk and distracted driving, WHS held a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and distracted driving crash simulation today. The simulation was in coordination with the Woodinville Police/King County Sherriff’s Office/Eastside Fire and Rescue.

The “crash” scene had a sense of authenticity, as first responders “rescued” the victims.  Police vehicles and a helicopter were involved in the simulation. 
The intended message to our seniors who viewed the “crash” scene was to make the right choices when it comes to drugs or alcohol and to the dangers of texting or talking on the phone while driving.

Thanks were extented to our neighbors and community partners for their support! 

Missed the April 27 Senior Class Meeting Webinar?

The Senior Class Meeting webinar was recorded and will be posted here shortly. The slideshow is also available for download in .pdf format.

Senior Timeline now available!

The Senior Timeline is packed with information seniors can act upon NOW, as well as be informed about upcoming activities and events!

The Senior Timeline is found on the Class of 2022 website:
Class of 2022!

Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, WHS Thater, Friday June 10, 9 a.m.

All seniors participating at the June 14 Commencement Ceremony MUST attend rehearsal on Friday, June 10, 9am-12pm in the WHS Theater. 

Seniors who have any questions about their attendance must contact Ms. Conrad at or see her in the office.
Class of 2022! Upload Senior Scholarships in the Senior Survey!

Seniors will also have the opportunity to report scholarships they have been awarded either from the school they are attending or outside scholarships. We use this information to recognize students in our published Senior Awards program. If you report a scholarship in the Senior Survey, you must submit proof via this Google form. Please note that individual scholarship amounts will not be shared. 

The survey is located in Naviance under Planner --> Tasks.

Please email Ms. Kiakotos ( if you have any questions!

Class of 2022   Commencement Ceremony Photos: Pre-Register with GradImages and Save 20%!

GradImages is the official photographer for the Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony at Pop Keeney on June 14! By registering with GradImages, you'll ensure that we can deliver your proofs to you in a timely manner.
Pre-register now and save 20%! 

Artwork submissions for the printed Senior Awards publication are still being accepted

Calling all students from the Class of 2022 who would like to have an opportunity for consideration of their artwork to appear on the cover and in the Senior Awards publication.
  • A committee will be reviewing all submissions and will advise the selected cover art by May 18, 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Porter by email at

Class of 2022 Grad Night!

This is a fun and safe way for Seniors to celebrate graduation with their class! We are excited to offer this long-standing tradition for the Woodinville High School Class of 2022!
Grad Night activities will be operating under applicable State, County, and Public Health Covid protocols as well as requirements of the venues.
This celebration is an all-night action-packed party for our Seniors that will start around 9 pm on graduation night, June 14th through around 5 am on June 15th.
The new graduates will board chartered buses at a downtown Woodinville location (near AMC Lowes). The plan is to go to two different surprise venues where they can safely gather and celebrate together. There will be plenty of entertainment, food, snacks, drinks, and planned activities. Chaperones and security will be on hand to ensure a fun and safe environment.
Ticket prices is $195 per student if purchased by May 15. This price is inclusive of all transportation, food, activities, and entertainment. Financial assistance is available.
Sign-ups began February 7, 2022. Sign-up using this google form:
Once you register, you will receive multiple emails from the date of registration until the event date so please look out for them. You can also use the registration to volunteer for the evening.
For questions, please contact
NOTE: Grad Night is sponsored by the Class of 2022 Senior Parent Group and is not organized by Woodinville High School, Woodinville High School ASB, or Woodinville High School ASB Class of 2022. These activities are not sponsored nor endorsed by the Northshore School District or any of its schools. The district assumes no responsibility for the conduct during or the safety of the activities. Northshore School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim, or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials including attorney's fees and judgment or awards.
From the Nurse
Please plan to pick up all medication from the nurse prior to 9am on Friday, June 17th
Any medication left in the Health Room after this time will be destroyed. Any medication needed for the following school year will need to be brought in with a new Authorization for Medication form at the start of the 2019-20 school year.

Please call Christie Callahan or Jennifer Gardner RN, BSN at (425)408-7406 if you have any questions.


Cheers for Legally Blonde!

Congratulations to the WHS Theatre Company on the success of the spring musical, “Legally Blonde”! It was an energetic, hilarious, and “super fun” show! The singing and dancing were incredible, along with the set design and lighting that was professional and very well done. The “bend and snap” scene was a highlight, not to be missed! This show was uplifting and provided much needed laughter!

Legally Blonde involved many WHS students—sixty-five—including seniors Haley Ahlstrom, Allison
Calhoon, Kasey Christie, Carolyn Dunbar, David Fountain, Ian Green, McEwen Guitierrez,
Cayla Harb, Erika Kim, Maggie Mus, Prisha Patel, Jacob Price, and Georgia Willis!

Many of the technical aspects of the show, everything from set building and sound to publicity, were handled by crews of students from the WHS Technical Theatre program. Technical theatre students included Joey Roberts (Stage Manager), Jessica Karczeski and Simon Smith (Assistant Stage Managers), Sarah Mellor (Technical Director), Marisa Leinenwever and Max Vandall (Sound Directors), Grace Long (Lighting Director), Phenix Carver and Sofia Guitierrez (Costumers), McEwen Guitierrez (Master Carpenter), Isabelle Cobbley and Lois Johnson (Props), Kasey Christie and Saydia Phillips (Hair and Makeup), Anya Egts and Calin Hill (House Managers), and Maggie Mus and Georgia Willis (Publicity). 
Ten Falcon Student-Athletes sign NCAA Letters of Intent!

Please join me in congratulating the following ten student-athletes who signed NCAA Letters of Intent to compete in college athletics! The student-athletes were honored alongside their families, coaches, and peers at a celebration held Wednesday, May 4 in the WHS Library!

  • Kenney Bates - University of Vermon, Women's Soccer
  • Hannah Grimes- Cornell University, Women’s Soccer
  • Chris Woodside- St. Olaf College, Men’s Baseball
  • Nick Owens- Linfield University, Men’s Football
  • Veronica Sheffey- University of San Diego, Women’s Basketball
  • Carson Giles- Montana Technological University, Men’s Football
  • Tyler Gerde- Minot State University, Men’s Football 
  • Isaac Fuiten- Dakota Wesleyan University, Men’s Football 
  • Julia Lanctot- California Lutheran University, Track and Field
  • Marissa Till - Caltech University, Volleyball


Details are subject to changes in guidance from the Northshore School District, King County Department of Health, and/or the State of Washington.

05/14: Senior Prom, Pacific Science Center, 7-11pm
05/16: Womens of Influence Conference 
05/16-20: Math State Testing (10th & Select 11th/12th)
05/19: NHS Induction Ceremony
05/20: Almighty Woodinville 
05/20: Night of the Arts
05/23-27: Week of the Arts
05/24-27: State WCAS Science Testing (11th only)
05/25: POPS Concert, Northshore Concert Hall @ Inglemoor High School, 7p
CP & Dorothy Johnson Humanitarian Award Ceremony, 6 p.m.
05/30: Memorial Day - No School
06/02: Class of 2022 Senior Awards Night (format TBD)
06/02: Class of 2022: SAVE THE DATE - Cap/Gown/Commencement Ticket/Yearbook Distribution (Details TBD)
06/02-17: Lottery Yearbook Sales
06/03: Thespian Inductions/Theatre Awards
06/07: Medical Professionals Careers Graduation
06/07: Class of 2024 Chipotle % of Sales Event, 5-9p
06/08: Senior Textbooks DUE
06/08: Beach Day/Yearbook Distribution 
06/09: Senior Class Meeting/Moving Up/Senior Breakfast
06/10: Underclassmen Textbooks DUE

06/10: Class of 2022 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, WHS Theatre, 9a-12p
06/14: Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony, Pop Keeney, 1p
06/15: (NOT an ERW) 7-Period Schedule #2 
06/17: Last student day of the 2021-22 school year (2-Hour Schedule #28)
06/29: Class of 2022 Diploma Packet Pick Up, 11a-2p

Please contact AP Coordinator Sylvia Law at
Spring Math State Testing- May 16-19: All sophomores & select juniors and seniors

ELA SBAC testing concluded April 26. Students who were absent and missed the ELA make-up sessions April 22 & 25-26 will be contacted to complete testing May 17-18 & 24-25.
Next, current 10th-grade students are scheduled to participate in Smarter Balanced math state testing, as has been the standard practice, as an avenue of fulfilling the state's math graduation pathway requirement.  Additionally, any 11th-grade or 12th-grade students who have not yet fulfilled the state math graduation pathway requirement will have the opportunity to re-take the math Smarter Balanced test. Juniors and seniors will be contacted directly if they still have not met the State requirement. Juniors will also participate in the state WCAS science exam for federal accountability purposes.

Students must be present on each designated testing day or will need to participate in a make-up session for the missed section of the exam.

Students must bring their fully-charged district-device when participating in state testing, along with compatible earbuds/headsets. (Headsets will be provided for students who do not bring personal earbuds/headsets).

When are the SBAC math and science tests? Who takes which test?

SBAC Math Testing 
All 10th-graders and any 11th- / 12th-graders still needing to meet the state's math graduation pathway requirement will test during their math class period:

Periods 1/3/5/7:  May 16 (Test Preview), May 17 (CAT), & May 19 (PT)
Periods 2/4/6: May 16 (Test Preview), May 17 (CAT), & May 18 (PT)

WCAS Science Testing
All 11th-graders will take the WCAS (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science) for federal accountability purposes:

Periods 1/3/5/7: May 24 (Test Preview) & May 26 (WCAS)
Periods 2/4/6: May 24 (Test Preview) & May 25 (WCAS)
Additional Information:
  • All testing for Woodinville High School students is held at WHS.
  • Please note that 9th-graders do not participate in spring state testing. 
  • All students take the high school SBAC for ELA (English Language Arts) and math for the first time in 10th grade and the WCAS (Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science) in 11th grade. 
  • If an 11th- or 12th-grade student has already met standard in English Language Arts or Math, then he or she does not need to test again. 

Further information will follow as we get closer to testing, but if you have a specific question at this time, please contact your student's counselor or Assessment Coordinator Jill Zawatski ( 

Message from the District:

Dear Northshore School District community,
As we move through the process of finding our interim superintendent - who will begin a one-year position in June - it is important that we hear from our community and understand the type of leader who would best fit our district’s unique needs. 
Please take a moment and complete our survey. Because of the shortened timeline to identify the best qualified candidate for this interim superintendent position before July, the online survey is your opportunity to share your thoughts with the School Board. It should only take around 10 minutes to complete. Please share this survey link with other members of the Northshore community who may be interested. If your younger student would like to complete the survey, please assist them in filling it out. 
The survey is open until 11:59pm Friday, May 13. 
The School Board is committed to a transparent and thorough process when conducting the search for our interim superintendent and permanent superintendent. Please visit the Superintendent Search website for updates, the anticipated timeline, and details about how families, students, staff, and community members may engage in the superintendent search process, which will begin this fall.

NSD Summer School

** All classes will be virtual**

2022 Summer School Calendar Dates 

Registration begins April 1 - June 17 and ends on July 1 for Credit Retrieval courses.
Offering courses in, Accelerated Math, Online Health, Life Fitness, PE, Drawing/Design, Chemistry, and Credit Retrieval.
*Course grade levels refer to the grade student will start in Fall 2022-2023*
Please note: Prior to registering for Accelerated Math classes, students and parents should read and follow the guidelines on the Summer Accelerated Math Information page.

Accelerated Math, Chemistry, and Drawing/Design:
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 12:00 am*
(Please note there will be no class on Tuesday July 5)
Classes begin on June 22
6/24 Make-up Day
 7/1 No School
7/4 No School
7/5 No
7/8 Make-up Day
7/15 No School
7/22 No School
No School 
 Credit Retrieval Courses 
Credit retrieval courses are completed with an online curriculum, and in class instruction with teacher support.
Students must have received an NC or and F in the class previously to qualify for Credit Retrieval.
First-Time Core Credit Classes, Life Fitness, and PE:
Tuesday – Thursday, 8:00 – 10:30 am*
Classes begin on July 6
7/8 Make-up Day
No School
No School
No School
No School
No School
No School 
 *More information on class time structure will be communicated by the teacher on the first day of classes

For NSD Summer School Class Registration please click HERE! 
C.P. & Dorothy Johnson Humanitarian Award May 26th @6pm 

The award was established in honor of two educators who dedicated their lives to improving the lives of all children in our community. As part of this honor, we recognize two students from each school who display the characteristics of a humanitarian in their school and community.

Date: May 26, 2022

Time: 6pm

Location: TBD 

Greetings from the school counseling office!


Hi Falcons!

Another week down! This Friday, counselors pushed out lessons for freshman, sophomore, and junior students. Freshmen and sophomores started the lesson with a Ted talk on dreams and goals while juniors started in a Zoom room with their counselor to talk about college and career exploration. All students were given time to do some personal, college, and career exploration and work on their High School & Beyond Plan through Naviance. 

Seniors, we hope you enjoy Prom this weekend and stay safe!

WHS Counseling Team
Amy Strandy, Kat Lamb, Scott Churchill, Nate Hirsch, Sarah Brenner, My Kiakotos and Lisa Law
College and Career Center News!

Ms. Kia, College & Career and Running Start Counselor, has created the College & Career Center Scoop, a monthly newsletter to inform all students, families, and staff about all things related to college and career. 

For College resources and information click HERE!
Join the WHS Theatre Company or Advanced Acting Class! Auditions June 1 - Sign Up Now

Have you ever had that nightmare where you are on stage, and everyone is looking at you? Want to make it a reality? If so, come try out to be a member of next year's award-winning WHS Theatre Company! No experience needed, just a desire to do something adventurous, meaningful, and fun. There is nothing that needs to be prepared, and no previous theatre experience needed to audition! If your schedule is full, you can be part of the Theatre Company without taking the Advanced Acting class. 
  • The audition consists of 2 prepared monologues, but it is for Sophomores and Juniors only (next year's Juniors and Seniors).
  • Just fill out this form in order to be assigned a timeslot for the "auditions" on June 1st:
  • The sign-up link and more info about our amazing theatre program can also be found at
Email Mr. Butchart if you have questions (
School Year Calendar

As Dr. Reid announced in yesterday's Thursday Thoughts, the 
2022-23 school year calendar is now available.

Checking for Missing Assignments?

NEW: Skills 4 Life Podcasts - Northshore Schools Foundation

Woodinville Students & Parents,

Northshore Schools Foundation launched the podcast, Skills 4 Life on April 1st, 2022. It is an engaging and short, weekly, series tha features professionals from a variety of high-demand jobs of the future. 

Podcast Goals:
  • To inform and inspire parents and students about future career choices, and
  • To help students know what they can do now to explore or prepare their pathway.
Episodes can be streamed from Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio, and Podcast Addict as well as the Foundation website.

The first episode features Alicia McLaughlin, an exotic animal veterinarian.  The second episode will feature Brian Tuskan, a global security expert for Microsoft.  Each week through June 2022, we will talk with a new guest about high-demand jobs that are shaping future opportunities. 

Full Update and More info at: or

Athletics registration is OPEN for the 2022-23 school year!

FinalForms is an online registration platform for Athletics registration. You can register for a fall, winter, and/or spring sport at the same time. You must be registered to receive information and updates from coaches.

Required Prior to Participation in Athletics
To be cleared to participate in the first day of tryouts or practice, a FinalForms registration must be completed by both parent and student and a current sports physical must be on file with the WHS Athletic Office. Sports physicals are good for two years from the exam date.

Visit our Register for Athletics page for more information and to register on FinalForms. Because the default year is 21-22 until June 13, you will need to click on the Switch to 22-23 Registration BLUE button to register. 

Academic Eligibility Requirements
Student athletes in high school are expected to meet or exceed a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to participate in school-sponsored activities. There are regular grade checks for each sports season.
  • NSD Standard: Minimum 2.0 GPA each semester
  • WIAA Standard: Passing 6 classes
  • Visit the Eligibility page for more specific grade check and suspension information
Questions? We're here to help!
If you have any questions, are having issues registering on FinalForms, or need to check on a physical expiration date, please email Renae Hector, WHS Athletic Secretary, at
NSD Updated Late Work Policy - Second Semester 2021-22

Grading is a complex topic connected to the heart of our work around teaching and learning, and recently the district and teacher’s union agreed upon some changes with regards to late work.  Please note the A, B, C, D, & NC (No Credit) grading system has not changed, just the procedure for collecting late assignments.  

To address the understandings and teacher workload concerns surrounding late work, the following parameters and strategies have been developed:

When an assignment is turned in more than one week after the conclusion of a specific unit of study, teachers will review the late assignment and:
  • Provide a “meets standard” grade of 85% for those assignments that reasonably meet the  communicated standards; or
  • Provide a “does not meet standard” grade of 60% for those assignments that do not reasonably meet the communicated standards; and
  • Provide feedback on the work.

Late assignments will be accepted and graded up until 10 school days before the end of a quarter or semester.

By the way, teachers who have established grading practices that provide students with more opportunities to submit late work without penalty than required by these baseline parameters are welcome to continue following those practices, so it is always best to communicate directly with the classroom teacher.

Safety: Remind your students...

As a community, we hear across the nation, in our state, and even locally about students, when off campus, being approached for various reasons by individuals they do not know. Some of the reasons may be legitimate, but at times could be questionable. Our students are inclined to help people and at times may have their guard down during these possible encounters, so we are providing a friendly reminder to families to discuss and share with your student the importance of being alert when approached by individuals they do not know when out and about in the community. 

Attendance & Early Dismissals
Our student day is from 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. and WHS expects all students to attend school every day.  Below are a few highlights of our attendance policy and procedures:
  • Absences must be excused within two (2) school days of the absence or students will be assigned progressive discipline.
  • Ten hours of excused and/or unexcused absences in a semester in a given class may result in going through the Attendance Validation process.
  • When a student accumulates three (3) or more days of unexcused absences it will result in a conference with administration.
  • If a student misses more than 15 minutes of class, it is considered an absence
  • If a student requires an early dismissal, the student needs to come to the Attendance Office before school or during Options with a parent/guardian signed request. We are no longer accepting phone calls or emails for early dismissal to limit classroom interuptions.
  • Students who arrive late to school (both excused and unexcused) must check in at the Attendance Office for a pass before proceeding to class.
Please refer to the WHS Website’s Attendance Page and/or the WHS Student Handbook for more details or contact the Attendance Office at 425.408.7410 or

Weather & Emergency Information

Emergencies and weather-related problems can alter school schedules and affect bus transportation for students. Families will receive a telephone message from the district if there is a change to the school schedule. If no schedule change information is posted, schools and buses are on their regular schedules.
Fee Waivers for Students

Pursuant to House Bill 1660, students who are qualified for free/reduced meals may have extra-curricular/activity fees waived by completing a fee waiver consent form located on the NSD website under the heading of Reduced or Waived School Fees at:  Qualified families are encouraged to complete the waiver form. Information about House Bill 1660 can be found on the WHS website under Resources, Payments/TouchBase. Questions regarding the extra-curricular/activity fee waiver process can be directed to Account Specialist Besty Black at

Financial Assistance for Internet Access

Families who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals may also receive financial assistance for internet access. Learn more about the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program at

Northshore Schools Foundation: Request for Removing Barriers Support

Basic Needs Aid
When a family is in crisis and normal household activities are disrupted, students experience distress that affects their attendance, coursework and classroom behavior. NSF's Basic Needs Aid Fund allows families to stock up on groceries or fill the car with fuel so that they can direct their energy where it is most needed: finding a permanent solution to the situation at hand (

Apply for Funds

For WHS students, contact Counselor and CARE Team member Sarah Brenner at and/or your student’s school counselor or grade-level administrator to describe the temporary challenge or circumstance and request support. All NSF funding requests must come from an approved school staff member.

The NSD staff member will then submit your request.

Foundation leadership will review the request within 5 days and contact the NSD staff that submitted the request with details.

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

May 13, 2022
Volume 11, Issue 30
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 7:50 A.M. – 3:50 P.M. 

425-408-7400 /

Our Office Team is here to help you!
Carolyn Moriarty, Office Manager, Ext. 7401
Ellen Esteves Main Office Secretary, Ext. 7403
Denise Schwans, ASB/Assessments/Graduation Coordination, Ext. 7515
Jenn Diaz, Student Info Specialist/Registrar, Ext. 7512
Kim Benedict, Attendance Secretary, Ext. 7410
Roberta Porter, Counseling Office Manager, Ext. 7418
Nicki Kongkarat, 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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