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“I saw a tree dancing in the wind, and it said to me, ‘I’m not doing this to entertain you, but to remind you of what life is - a dance in the wind!”
~Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

The 14-2 Woodinville High School Slowpitch Softball team headed to the Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima for the State Championship competition!

World Language Competency Testing 

WHS Library, Tuesday, November 2, 8:25 a.m. 

This is a reminder for those students who registered for the World Language Competency test that it will be administered next Tuesday, November 2, 2021.   

Students, please remember to bring your district-provided laptop and headphones. Please know that you are not allowed to have cell phones, other electronic devices, scratch paper, etc. during the test and will be asked to leave those at the front of the room prior to the start of the test.  You want to plan to leave those extra items at home, in your car, or locker.  Again, please remember to bring your district-provided laptop and headphones.
Here are the specifics for your school testing site. 
  • Check In Time:  8:25 AM  You must have your photo ID. 
  • Testing Location:  Library  

Remember to do your best, work at your highest level in the language of the test, and answer questions fully before moving to the next question.  Test results will be sent by the district as soon as they are available.   

Good luck!

National Honor Society

Elevate your academics, leadership, and community engagement by joining National Honor Society!

Application due November 29, 2021

Application includes...
-Joining the Schoology course by going to Schoology→ my courses → Join a Course → Type in ID: MKDD-K6BG-2ZHXD
-Complete the Intent to Join Form/Essay Questions (on Schoology)
-Payment of annual dues
-Complete 5 hours of Community Service

Scan the QR code below or go to for more information!
Visit the AP Exam Registration Page!
Message from your WHS Counselors  
Falcon Family,
This can be a stressful time of year. We encourage our students to take proper care of themselves by getting plenty of rest, exercise, take a moment to breathe, eat healthy, use positive thinking and use daily affirmations.  We encourage parents to take a moment everyday for a quick check in with their student, ask them how they are doing and if there is anything they need help with.  Teenagers want to feel heard.  
  • We are hosting another College Apps & Snacks in the College & Career Center on Friday, 11/5. We are asking seniors to register for one session (2 periods).
  • Additional dates for College Apps & Snacks- 11/17 & 11/18 during Advisory in the Commons or students can schedule an appointment with their counselor.
  • Parent/guardian and teacher permission is still required! Please fill out thisGoogle form to attend. 
Parents, please review these important application steps with your Senior,
  • Connect with your counselor about your due dates!
  • Make sure the colleges you are applying to are added in Naviance and that your Common App account is “Matched”
  • If you need a Letter of Recommendation from your Counselor and/or a teacher, complete the LOR form/brag sheet and communicate with the recommender(s) at least 2 weeks in advance.  The LOR form is found in Naviance. 
  • Students need to add a Teacher Letter of Recommendation request in Naviance, but do not need to add their Counselor.   
  • Complete the FERPA Waiver in the Common App
  • Request your transcripts in Naviance for all of the schools you are applying to
For further instructions and support with the college application process visit the WHS Website here
The 1st quarter is coming to an end Nov 5th, 
Quarter grades are a progress report and do not go on the student’s transcript. Reminder to students to make sure you are connecting with your teachers about missing assignments and/or questions you have about being successful in classes. We are more than happy to help you come up with a plan to stay on track for the rest of the semester, reach out to your Counselor.
When Are PSAT Scores Released?

Students who took the PSAT in October 2021 should expect their scores to be released on December 6th or 7th, 2021.

How To Access Your PSAT Scores

The College Board will send you an email when your test scores are ready. The email will contain all the instructions you will need to create an account on the College Board account, accessing your score report online, as well as viewing your scores with your access code:  

The process is simple and quick. Once you have accessed your College Board account, you will have the option to download and print out the report if desired.

College and Career Center News

College & Career Center Scoop - CLICK HERE TO READ THE FIRST ISSUE!
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. Enjoy the first issue by clicking the link above. 

College Visits for Woodinville High School Student
WHS students can now sign up for college visits!  This year we will offer some visits in-person and some visits virtually.  If the visit you are interested in attending is a virtual visit, it will still take place in the College & Career Center. Please follow the directions at the link above to sign up. Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend college visits. 

The list of the upcoming College Visits can be found here

FRESHMAN: It is not typical for students in 9th grade to attend college visits unless there is a college they are exceptionally interested in.

Fall Play! Clue: On Stage
Tickets available for purchase

The award-winning Woodinville High School Theatre Company is bringing mystery and murder back to the WHS Theater with Clue: On Stage. This madcap who-dun-it brings the classic board game and motion picture to the stage. The show runs October 29 and 30, and November 3-6 at 7:00 pm, in the Woodinville High School Theater – delivering murderous mayhem right around Halloween!

As you can see from the posters below, the WHS Theatre Company has double-cast the play in some parts to allow more of our talented actors to make a wicked return to the WHS Theatre stage. The cast is comprised of 21 of Woodinville High School Theatre Company’s students, including seniors Aidan Robb, Allison Calhoon, Carolyn Dunbar, Charlie Nunes, David Fountain, Kasey Christie, Maggie Mus, Jacob Price, Georgia Willis, and Pedro Cunha

  • To reserve a pod of 4 or 5 seats for $50, send an email to to get your purchase code.
  • Please keep the following in mind when making your ticket purchase:
  • There is a distinct possibility that proof of vaccination will be required for all audience members 18 and older. State and district rules may change without much warning.  And masks are required for all audience members.
We can’t wait to celebrate the WHSTC return to the stage with you!

Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery, based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn and written by Sandy Rustin with inspiration from the classic Hasbro board game. The tale begins at a remote mansion where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host, Ms. Boddy, turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth - the butler - Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out… WHO did it WHERE and with WHAT! 

Many of the technical aspects of the show, everything from set building and sound to publicity, are handled by crews of students from the WHS Technical Theatre program. Technical theatre students include Joey Roberts (Stage Manager), Sarah Mellor (Technical Director), Marisa Leinenwever and Max Vandall (Sound Directors), Simon Smith (Lighting Director), Phoenix Carver (Costumer), McEwen Guitierrez (Master Carpenter), Isabelle Cobbley (Props Head), Kasey Christie and Saydia Phillips (Hair and Makeup), Anya Egts (House Manager), and Maggie Mus (Publicity). Come out and see this triumphant return of the Woodinville High School Theatre Company post-pandemic!

The show is adapted, directed, and designed by Josh Butchart; with support from Katharina Bomers-Muller (Producer), Stephanie Penoyer (Assistant Producer), Steve Cooper (Lights), Nathaniel Gibbs (Sound), Marsha Stueckle (Costumes), and the Woodinville Drama Boosters, led by Emily Mus and Jenny Webb

Men's Swim & Dive needs DIVERS!

Season begins Monday, November 15th.
No experience needed but these sports offer a great head start to:

  • Tumbling, trampoline, gymnasti
  • Competitive Ice skating
  • Pole Vaulting
  • Skiing, Snowboarding, Skateboarding
  • Parkour

Practice is afternoons 4:15-5:25pm at Juanita Pool.
Meets are Thursday afternoons.
Registration is through Final Forms
Winter Sports
Athletics Registration!
Athletics registration is OPEN for 2021-22 winter and spring sports. Winter sports include men's and women's basketball, gymnastics, men's swim/dive, and coed wrestling. Tryouts/practice begin on Monday, November 15. Registration will close on November 14 for basketball and gymnastics which are tryout sports. Registration will remain open for men's swim/dive and coed wrestling until November 28.

Final Forms is an online registration platform for Athletics registration. You must be registered to receive information and updates from coaches. Visit our Teams website to learn more about our winter and spring sports.

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.

Visit our Register for Athletics page for more information and to register on Final Forms. 

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 Final Forms, or need to check on a physical expiration date, please email Renae Hector, WHS Athletic Secretary, at

Wrestling is a winter sport that is open to boys and girls - no wrestling experience necessary. If your Falcon is considering wrestling this year, email Kristine Korven at to get on the Booster Club mailing list for the latest information about the upcoming season.
The Woodinville Turkey Trot has lots of options this year! Participants can sign up to run a virtual or in person 5k and/or take on the 3k Calorie Challenge - 30 miles in 30 days to burn 3,000 Calories or ONE Thanksgiving dinner! Register now at and support the Woodinville Wrestling Booster Club and Cross Country Falcon Athletic Boosters. 

Student Celebrations

From the admistration and staff at WHS, have a safe and fun Halloween!


Details are subject to changes in guidance from the Northshore School District, King County Department of Health, and/or the State of Washington.
COVID-19 Testing every Wednesday during 2nd period

10/29-30: Fall Play - Clue: On Stage 7pm
World Language Competency Test (Register by 10/11)
11/03: SBAC ELA State Test, Grades 9, 11, and 12 (during Block periods)
11/03-06: Fall Play - Clue: On Stage
11/04: SBAC ELA State Test, Grades 9, 11, and 12 (during Block Periods)
11/05: End 1st Quarter
11/07: Standard Time - Set Clocks Back 1 Hour
11/11: No School - Veterans Day
11/24: Not an ERW - 7-Period Schedule #2
11/25-26: No School - Thanksgiving Break
11/29: WHS NHS Intent to Join, Hours, and Fee due by 11:55 p.m.
11/29-12/17: ASB Holiday Food Drive
12/01-17: Yearbook Sales-Final sales window of the school year
12/04: SAT at WHS
12/06-10: NHS Toy/Book Drive
12/09: Winter Concert #1
12/13-17: Winterfest!

12/16: Winter Concert #2
12/17: Senior Grad Ads due to Yearbook by midnight
12/20-31: Winter Break - No School

05/14: Senior Prom, Pacific Science Center
06/10: Class of 2022 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am
06/14: Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony

Class of 2022, please verify the spelling of your name to be printed on your diploma and in the Commencement program:

Please check your NSD student email account for an important message! All seniors have received an email and a link to a Google Form so they each may verify the name to be printed on their diploma and in the Commencement program. Seniors will need to refer to the name verification email to complete the Google Form. They may also refer to the name printed on their transcript which they may find in the documents tab of their StudentVue account. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Porter, WHS Counseling Office Manager at

Drop Off and Pick Up: A Community Request

It's understood with COVID that families are choosing alternate ways to commute back and forth to WHS.  If dropping off and/or picking up your student is part of your family's plan, please use the campus drop-off and pick-up loop to meet that need.  We want to be respectful of our neighbors who live near our campus and have been asked to put out a reminder to families to please be courteous by not parking in front of driveways or mailboxes and to be careful of small children playing in the area.  Thank you!

Washington State ELA SBAC Testing 2021-22: Nov 3 and 4

Due to the pandemic, OSPI announced the spring 2020-21 Smarter Balanced state testing in ELA was postponed to the fall of 2021-22 for current 2020-21 8th-grade and 10th-grade students.

The ELA and math Smarter Balanced tests are an avenue for students to fulfill the ELA and math state graduation pathway requirement.
  • The fall administration of the ELA Smarter Balanced test will take place on November 3 & 4 in 9th-grade & 11th-grade Block math class periods and includes an opportunity for 12-grade students who haven't met the pathway requirement.
  • For the ELA exam students must bring:
    • Their fully-charged district device
    • Earbuds compatible with their district device 

The fall administration of the Smarter Balanced ELA exam has reduced testing time and will only include the CAT portion of the exam.  Juniors and seniors who meet standard on the fall administration will fulfill the ELA and/or math graduation pathway requirement.

In the spring of the 2021-22 school year, current 10th-grade students will participate in Smarter Balanced ELA and math state testing, as has been the standard practice.  Additionally, any 11th-grade or 12th-grade students who have not yet fulfilled the ELA and/or math graduation pathway requirement will have the opportunity to re-take the ELA and/or math Smarter Balanced test.
  • Spring testing dates will be announced
  • Students must bring their fully-charged district-device.

If you should have any questions about Smarter Balanced ELA and/or math state testing, please contact your student's counselor.

Woodinville Wrestling Boosters event at AMC Loews on Thursday November 4th at 5:30PM

Thinking about sports this winter?  Woodinville Wrestling has a long history of creating strong friendships between team members.  The season starts November 15th so anyone interested in wrestling this year is invited to attend a Woodinville Wrestling Boosters preseason social event at AMC Loews on Thursday November 4th at 5:30PM for a private screening of Marvel's newest movie - Eternals.  The whole theatre is reserved for the team but spots are limited.  Scan the QR code below to sign up or email if you have questions.  Please note, attendance is free, transportation is not provided, and AMC theatres requires proof of vaccination for all patrons.

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. 

Hello WHS families!

Hello WHS families! Our Pass-the-Hat Fundraiser is going on now and we want to thank you for your donations so far to this once-a-year fundraiser! If you haven’t had a chance to donate yet, please go to our website at or scan our QR code and donate today. All your tax-deductible donations will be used to support and enrich our school community and classrooms this year. We also will be using some of funds to replenish and restock the supplies that have expired in our emergency storage containers. PTSA has already received staff grant requests from almost every department at WHS totaling more than $13,000. These grants are for items that support YOUR kids in classrooms THIS YEAR. Books, art supplies, science lab support, musical equipment and counseling center supplies, just to name a few. The WHS community has been so generous in the past and we want to thank you for your continued support. Please consider PTSA’s Pass-the-Hat Fundraiser for your year-end giving, and don’t forget to check if your employer has a ‘company match’ program. Thank you!

First Semester Mid-Term Progress Reports:

Please expect your student’s mid-term Progress Report to be mailed home approximately November 16th. Parents and guardians should expect to receive them in the mail 2-3 days later
If you have an address change, please contact the office as soon as possible to ensure you receive your students grades. 
If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Specialist/Registrar, Jenn Diaz, at 425-408-7512 or

As indicated in the September 16 Northshore Connections communication to families, annually the District provides parents/guardians with notification of forms that must be acknowledged, including:
  • WA State Attendance Letter 
  • Rights and Responsibilities Handbook 
  • Weapons Letter 
  • Student Hosuing Questionnaire

Thank you to those who have acknowledged the required forms. For those who haven’t yet completed the forms, the district extended the deadline to Friday, October 29. We have heard from some families that there was a challenge for middle and high school students to access the Rights & Responsibilities form. The district has resolved this issue and all secondary students should be able to view and acknowledge this form in their StudentVUE account. It is recommended that families use a laptop or desktop computer to complete the forms, when possible.
Parents and students who have not yet acknowledged the form(s) are asked to login to ParentVUE or StudentVUE, as applicable, today to view them. 
Please see the September 2 post below for FAQs and you can learn more about required forms on the District site:


The COVID Handbook has been updated and reflects NSD's current practices. Please read through this information carefully so that we can work together to keep our students, staff, and families safe. NSD will continue to monitor evolving pandemic data along with state and federal requirements to update this handbook as appropriate. You can find the link to the NSD COVID-19 Handbook here
Attendance Absences & PCR Covid-19 Result Requirement

Due to high email and call volumes: if you are reporting your child absent from school due to any of the symptoms listed below for any period of time, they are required to get a PCR Covid-19 result (rapid antigen results are no longer accepted per Department of Health) prior to return to school. Reference the King County Return to School Flow Chart NSD follows below.  
  • Fever of 100.4°F or 38°C or higher 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Chills  
  • Fatigue 
  • Muscle pain or body aches  
  • Headache 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Sore throat 
  • Congestion or runny nose 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
Various testing sites available through your provider, King County or UW testing sites (linked below). Please return all Covid results to the WHS and

Important Health and Safety Information!
Student out of school for positive COVID test? Please notify school nurse

If a student is out of school for testing Positive with Covid, please notify WHS school nurses Christie Callahan/Jennifer Gardner immediately, this is related to protocols from Public Health guidelines.
Thank You, 
Christie Callahan RN, BSN
School Nurse Woodinville High School (425) 408-7406
Jennifer Gardner RN, BSN
School Nurse Woodinville High School (425) 408-7406
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
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"

October 29, 2021
Volume 12, Issue 8
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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