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Woodinville High School | Care - Respect - Leadership

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” ~ Earl Nightingale

High School Accreditation

Woodinville High School is participating in the Washington State Accreditation process this school year. 
  • This is a voluntary process that takes place every 6 years, where we demonstrate that here at WHS we provide our students with a high quality and rigorous education.
  • Accreditation is an inquiry-based process, tightly aligned to our Strategic Action Plan, and the work we do at WHS. 
  • Accreditation is not only an internal review of how we are doing in meeting our goals, but also an external review process where we share our work and improvement plan with both a site evaluation review team and a state level review panel.

We are excited about the process and showing off what a great school we have!

National Honor Society 
Important dates and information! 
Application deadline is TODAY,  Fri, Nov 4!

  • Schoology Code: BX4V-95Q2-GH3SH
  • Application Deadline: 11/04 by 11:59p
  • Dues if application is accepted: 12/02 by 11:59p
  • Hours due 03/24 by 11:59p
    New Hour Requirements: 30 hours, minimum of 10 in school hours with a max of 6 hours from donatio
  • Induction Ceremony 5/18, Main Gym, 6:30p

WHS Fall Play: The Laramie Project,
Nov 2-5, 7p

Woodinville High School Theatre Company presents The Laramie Project written by award-winning playwright Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project. 

The Laramie Project is a thought-provoking, critically acclaimed, and emotionally riveting theatre piece that explores the experience of a small town at the epicenter of an incomprehensible crime. This show tackles difficult subject matter (homophobia, intolerance, hate crimes) and contains adult language. Parental discretion is advised, and the show is not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Performances are November 2-5, 7:00p at the Woodinville High School Theatre.

Tickets are available for purchase first come, first serve online through TouchBase, as well as in person at the WHS Main or Cashier's Office (M-F, 7:50a-3:50p).

Seats are not assigned, so it is suggested that larger groups who want to sit together arrive by 6:15p on show nights.

Ticket prices are as follows:
  • General Admission $15
  • Students w/ASB $12
  • Seniors 65+ $12

Purchasing Online Tickets
  • Individuals with students in Northshore will be able to purchase tickets by logging into their TouchBase account (do not create a Guest Account!). 
    If a username/password is needed, please                       email 
  • Individuals who do not have students in Northshore can create a Guest Account at TouchBase.
  • Tickets purchased online will be available at Will Call.
  • If online tickets are sold out, tickets will still be available for purchase at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

Other Details
  • The box office opens at 6:15p each show night.
  • Event is subject to change according to guidance by the Northshore School District, King County Dept. of Health, and/or the State of WA
  • Masks are optional.
AP Exam Registration 2022-23
Due November 15
For all students planning to take AP Exams this year, this is a friendly reminder to please register as the deadline is Nov. 15.
If you've already registered, please double check to make sure you have paid for your exams.


Message from your WHS Counselors

We made it through the first quarter!  Go Falcons!

Students have adjusted to being back in school this semester and working with teachers and staff to create a positive school climate. We are proud of our students for working hard and pushing through first quarter bumps.

Here are some tips to help students and families stay in the race for 2nd quarter: 
  • Celebrate how far your student has come this school year.
  • Praise the fact that students are capable of doing something that might be challenging or uncomfortable.
  • Think of quarter grades as a snapshot of where you are right now. Use them as a gauge to determine what is working well and what can be improved upon before the end of the semester in January.
  • Partner with your student’s teachers, counselor, and administrators. School staff have your child’s best interests at heart. Please be patient with us as we bend, flex, and work to help your student.
  • Practice kindness and thankfulness (it is November, after all 🙂).
  • Students want to spend time with you. Take time to connect as a family and enjoy time not focused on school. Students want to know their parents/guardians are excited to listen to them free of judgement.

We work better together and are here to support each other.

 WHS School Counselors- Tang, Strandy, Lamb, Churchill, Hirsch, and Brenner

College and Career News

Ms. Tang, College & Career and Running Start Counselor created the College & Career Center Scoop to inform all students, families, and staff about all things related to college and career. 
Check out the first issue of the 2022-23 school year by clicking here!

Dates you need to know

Yearbook Sales ($55.00)

Sales Window #3: Nov 28-Dec 16
**This is the last opportunity for you to guarantee the purchase of a 2023 Yearbook.
**Online or in-person at the main/cashier's office.

Senior Grad Ads is now AVAILABLE:
Each year parents opt to purchase some space in the yearbook to congratulate their senior. There are full, half, quarter and eighth page ads for sale. Everything is done online, you upload photos, create your ad and pay for your ad through Balfour website. I will send the link, instructions and information in late October. This will be available trough Dec. 16th.
Music Boosters Fundraiser

Music Boosters wants to thank you for your continued support! We just had a fabulous first concert with the orchestras and choirs last week! What a great way to lead into the holiday season! It won’t be long before the next performances in December, which we are so excited to see and hear! Wreath sale orders were collected this week and it looks like many families will be greener for the holidays! Thank you to all who purchased and supported this program.

We are working to help the music programs in a variety of ways and we couldn’t do it without you! We are sponsoring fundraisers to help provide opportunities for competitions, scholarships, equipment, and outside instructional seminars, to name a few. With your continued support, we will be able to enable students to reach their goals. Our next Music Booster meeting is Monday, November 14th, from 6-7 p.m. in the WHS library. Join us and learn more about the spring trip, upcoming fundraisers, and ways to get involved.

Our next fundraiser is Panera coming up on Tuesday, November 15th, from 6-9 p.m. at the Woodinville Panera. Please mention Music Boosters at the time of purchase or include the online code that’s on the flyer posted in this newsletter. Thank you!

Take care,
The Music Boosters Committee

Student Celebrations!

Senior Emma McKay named Woodinville Chamber of Commerce October Student of the Month! 

Senior Emma McKay was awarded the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce October 2022 Student of the Month at the Chamber’s monthly luncheon on October 20. 

Emma is a known leader at Woodinville High School and a fierce advocate for other students both within and outside of her role as a leader in the GSA club. Emma volunteers her time to tutor others and frequently helps out with tasks around the school through her role as a TA. Emma speaks her truth in the name of justice and exemplifies what it means to be a member of the Falcon community.

The Woodinville Chamber commended Emma for her dedication to her community. 
Speech & Debate – AMAZING at Bear Creek School Competition!
The Speech and Debate Club, under the leadership of Advisor Aneet Bains, did an amazing job competing at The Bear Creek School in Redmond the weekend of October 22. Here are the results:
1. Wesley Gerrish: 1st Place in Open Lincoln-Douglas debate
2. Ashlyn Wilkerson: 1st Place in Novice Lincoln-Douglas debate
3. Allan Xuan: 5th Place in Open Lincoln-Douglas debate
4. Eileen Miller: 6th Place in Open Lincoln-Douglas debate
5. Arman Abdhollmohammadi: 3rd Place in Open Impromptu speaking
6. Jackson Kelly: 5th Place in Open Impromptu speaking
Additionally, Samikshaa Prabhu and Arunima Deval, and Queenie Munson and Adrian Avandei competed in
Open and Novice Public Forum, winning a few rounds each.

Aneet expressed a special thank you to Hayden Reblitz and Arman Abdhollmohammadi for supporting our team by being judges. They could not have competed without their help!
Congratulations to our WHS Speech & Debate Student and to Aneet!

Sports Celebrations 
Congratulations to WHS varsity volleyball and our seniors! Our win on Wednesday night game let's us move to the KingCo tournament. An additional congratulations to JV and C teams for your hard work this season. We are very proud of you!

Cross Country

In Cross Country news, congratulations to Oliver Campbell who finished in the top 10 at Districts and is moving on to the STATE tournament in Pasco! 

Womens Swim/Dive

Womens Swim/Dive will be departing for Districts on Thursday! With Maddie Shelton, Maren Rusk, Taryn Han, Megan Traina, and Devon Gordon competing in individuals and Amara McCord-Amasis, Irina Burac, and Amy Pender competing in relay!

Congratulations to Lady Falcons Slowpitch who are 3-peat KingCo champs and made it to the State Semi-Finals this past weekend!

Women's Soccer is competing in post season playoffs! Best wishes to the team! 

Lisa North’s English Class Field Trip to the Ice Caves

Thursday, October 27, English Teacher Lisa North, along with Assistant Principal Madeline Mason,
accompanied Lisa’s English 11 class on a field trip to the Big Four Ice Caves as a visceral way to relate to the current book they are reading, “Into the Wild”. The idea was for the students to have the opportunity to experience "the wild" and in so doing, be able to relate to the main character's motivations. It was a spectacular day for all involved!

Japanese Club
On October 31st, the Japanese Club hosted a Halloween Cosplay Party. This is an activity and performance art in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.


Ongoing: Fee Waiver Consent Form available for families who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch
11/1-16: Senior Yearbook Grad Ads on sale
11/02-05: Fall Play: The Laramie Project
11/04: NHS Application deadline, DUE 11:59pm
11/04: End 1st Quarter
11/06: Standard Time – Back 1 Hour
11/06-08: DECA Fall Leadership Conference
11/07-11: School Psychologist Awareness Week
11/08: Veterans Day Recognition
11/09:  Spanish Club Event Night, 6-8p, Commons  
11/11: Veterans Day- No School
11/13: Winter Sports Registration Due for Basketball and Gymnastics
11/14: Winter Sports Tryouts or Practice Begins
11/15: World Language Competency Testing @ WHS
11/18-19: Speech & Debate Tourney - Tahoma HS
11/19: Northshore Jazz Festival @ BHS
11/19-20: Pacific Model UN Conference, Seattle Sheraton
11/21: PTA Reflections Art Entries Due
11/21: Winter Sports Registration due for Mens Swim/Dive & Wrestling
11/22: Winter Sports Parent Meeting, Commons, 7-9:30pm
11/23: NOT an ERW- altered Bell Schedule #2 7-period
11/24: Thanksgiving - No School
11/25: Native American Heritage Day - No School

11/28-12/16: Yearbook Sales (last chance to purchase a 2022-23 yearbook)
11/28-12/16: ASB Holiday Food Drive
12/02: NHS Dues payment deadline (if application was accepted), 11:59p
12/02-03: Speech & Debate Tourney - Bellevue SD
12/03: Robotics – State Qualifier 2
12/05-09: NHS Toys for Tots Drive
12/07: Spanish Club Service Activity
12/08: Winter Concert #1, 7p
12/09-10: Speech & Debate Tourney - 12/9-12/10 Auburn Riverside HS
12/10: Holiday Bazaar
12/12-16: Winterfest Spirit Week
12/15: Winter Concert #2, 7p
12/16: Senior Yearbook Grad Ads - last day to purchase
12/16: Last day to purchase 2022-23 Yearbook

12/17: Robotics – State Qualifier 3
12/19-31: Speech & Debate Tourney - Chiawana Chill (Asynch Speech Tournament)
12/19-01/02: Winter Break
02/10: WHS Sat, March 11 SAT exam registration due on College Board website
05/13: Senior Prom, MoPop
06/09: Class of 2023 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am
06/13: Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony, Pop Keeney Stadium, 6p

Holiday Bazaar 2022
Saturday, Dec 10th,11a-4p

Woodinville High School's Senior Class Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, December 10, 11 a.m. - 4 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 2023's prom and senior breakfast!
Vendor Applications Available!

Woodinville High School's Senior Class Holiday Bazaar vendor table reservations will benefit the WHS Class of 2023's prom and senior breakfast activities! 

If you should have any questions, please email

Thank you for your support and see you there!
Post Season Athletic Tickets

Please note! All tickets for upcoming fall 2022 athletic tournaments will be through GOFAN
Tickets may be found a couple of ways depending upon if the competition is at the district or state level:

For Soccer and Swim/Dive -  SeaKing >> Select the sport >> Find the contest’s classification (4A) > Bracket

For Football and Volleyball* NWIAA >> Select the sport (at the top) >> Find the date >> Click Get Tickets

For State Tournaments (Cross Country): Go to WIAA Bracket – click on ticket icon for specific game / date and you will be brought directly to the contest’s ticket link
  1. WIAA > Tournaments > Bracket >> Enter the contest’s classification (4A) > Display Brackets

*This bracket with "TIX" is also available for Volleyball.
Or, use the below QR code which will list all SeaKing post season events.  Patrons will need to find the game they want to purchase tickets for.
Hello new and returning WHS PTSA members!

Woodinville High School PTSA is now on Instagram! Give us a follow @WoodinvillePTSA to stay current on how our PTSA is helping support our WHS community. 

WHS PTSA supports academic needs, is an active voice on decisions that impact your child’s health, safety and quality of education, and builds a stronger, more inclusive school community.  Join WHS PTSA for your child because increasing our membership, even by one, makes it possible to provide important educational resources, speak up on important issues and create a stronger school community.  

We invite you to join because we can do more together than apart!

Reduced or Waived Fees 2022-23

Available by logging into ParentVue and completing the steps in the Student Information Updates module

***Step-by-step instructions on how to submit the consent form in ParentVUE can be found in .pdf HERE.  An electronic step-by-step guide is also available on the district website.***

Please note: Part of the process when completing the consent form is families will first verify their information (address, phone, emergency contacts, etc.). The Consent form will appear after the race and preferred language questions. Parents/Guardians need to go through each page and verify information before reaching the consent form. The ParentVUE app on cell phones looks nearly identical to the computer version of ParentVUE for completing the online consent form.

If you qualify for free or reduced price meals, also apply for reduced or waived extra-curricular school fees pursuant to House Bill 1660 (that you may be eligible for) by completing that section of the Student Information Updates in ParentVue* on or after August 15 (see House Bill 1660 details below). 

Completing the fee waiver form in ParentVUE* will allow your student's free and reduced status to be shared with those administering extra-curricular activities at our school or within the district, thus being able to waive or reduce certain fees. 

Consent must be given each school year and does not carry forward from last school year. Instructions on how to submit the consent form in ParentVUE can be found on the district website.

Once the Consent is submitted through the Student Information Updates portal in ParentVUE, it takes a minimum of 24 hours for the waived fees to show up in TouchBase.

Visit the District website to learn how to apply for free or reduced price meals.

Betsy Black, Account Specialist
Phone: 425-408-7657
Fax: 425-408-7645

ParentVUE: *If you need your username/password, email

Questions about student meals? 

Learn more about student breakfast and lunch options on the district food services webpage.

From the WHS Health Room

COVID Updates: 

The Washington State Department of Health has provided new guidance for schools this Fall. Please review the Symptom and Exposure Flowchart for Schools and learn about the Northshore School District's COVID information on our Health Room website so you are prepared for the school year.  You'll find details about what to do if your child has:
  • Symptoms,
  • If your child is exposed to COVID,
  • What kind of test your child should have,
  • What to do if your child tests positive, and
  • How you will be notified of COVID cases at school.

Other Illnesses: 

To avoid the spread of illness other than COVID, follow these guidelines when deciding whether your child is healthy enough for school.  In addition to the COVID guidelines, if your child has any of the symptoms below, please keep him/her at home until the symptoms subside: 
  • APPEARANCE/BEHAVIOR: unusually tired, difficult to wake, pale, skin rash, lack of appetite; these are often signs of underlying illness.
  • FEVER: temperature of 100 degrees or higher in the past 24 hours
  • VOMITING/DIARRHEA: within the past 24 hours.
  • RASH: Any rash of unknown cause should be considered contagious. Please have your child examined by a health care provider to determine the cause and communicability of the rash before sending him/her to school. The school may require a note from the health care provider stating that the rash is not contagious.
  • Other: For other specific diseases or health difficulties it is always a good idea to contact the school nurse. We are happy to share information and resources anytime! 

Students must be fever-free without fever reducing medication and no vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. 

Medications at School:

If your student will be taking any medication at school, please contact the school nurse.  The Northshore School District recommends that medication be taken at home whenever possible.  We recognize, however, that in some cases it is essential that medication be administered during the school day. Learn about the procedures for the handling of ALL medications in the schools, as well as find the authorization form, on our Health Room website.

Please do not put any kind of medicine, including Tylenol, vitamins, and cough drops in your child's lunch box, backpack or pockets.  Unidentified medicine can never be given at school.  

Please feel free to contact us at any time to discuss health concerns about your student.  

Christie Callahan RN, BSN 
Jennifer Gardner RN, BSN 
(425) 408-7406

National PTA Reflections
Entries DUE November 21

Calling all artists! Students can enter original artwork in dance choreography, music composition, visual arts, film production, literature, and photography in response to the theme: "Show Your Voice!"

Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life.

Click HERE for more information and to download an entry form and rules.

Entries are due Wednesday, November 21st. All submissions will be turned in digitally via email.

Questions? Contact the WHS PTSA Reflections chair at

COVID-19 Update

The Department of Health (DOH) requires schools to  inform families and students of  COVID-19 cases and potential outbreaks.
  • The accuracy of our data depends on self-reporting.
  • Thank you for continuing to let the Nurse Callahan and Nurse Gardner know if your child tests positive for COVID-19.
  • To view information, including school and district trends, visit the District’s COVID-19 data dashboard. The dashboard is updated weekly on Monday evenings
If your child is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 please keep them home and test for COVID-19.
Families can order free COVID-19 tests from the state
Together, we can keep our schools healthy and safe.

Transportation 2022-23

Please click this LINK for bus information 2022-23. 
Please click HERE for Daily Bus Passes and Activity Bus Passes routes and information! 
Athletics Registration
Winter sports tryouts or practice begin on Monday, November 14. If you have not registered yet, visit our Register for Athletics page for more information and to register on Final Forms. You must be registered to receive information and updates from coaches.

Registration closes Sunday night, November 13, for men's and women's basketball and gymnastics which are cut sports. Registration will remain open until Monday, November 21 for men's swim/dive and coed wrestling. Register now and don't wait until the last minute!

Required Prior to Participation in Athletics
To be cleared to participate in the first day of tryouts or practice, a Final Forms 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.

Academic Eligibility Requirements
Student athletes in high school are expected to meet or exceed a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to compete in school-sponsored sports. 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 Final Forms, or need to check on a physical expiration date, please email Renae Hector, WHS Assistant to the Athletic Director, at

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

November 4, 2022
Volume 12, Issue 8
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 7:50 A.M. – 3:50 P.M. 

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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