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"One Falcon, One Family"

Lady Falcons 4-Peat KingCo Champ Slowpitch Team Competes for the State Championship!

Congratulation to our Lady Falcons 4-Peat KingCo Champ Slowpitch Team who are competing for the State Championship! After a big send-off at WHS on Thursday, the team competes today and tomorrow in Yakima! GO Falcons!
National Honor Society 
Important Dates and Information! 

First Five Hours and NHS Dues Payment Deadline: Friday, Nov 3!
  • First Five Hours and Paid Dues Deadline: 11/03 by 11:59p
  • Make sure to upload Hours using the Hours Tracking Form from Schoology. Read the instruction on the document!
  • There are no requirements for In-School vs. Out-of-School Hours on this submission - it just needs to be 5 hours minimum
  • Make sure to upload a photo of your Dues receipt to Schoology on time as well!
  • You can get 1 community service hour by submitting your dues early by this Friday 10/27 - Dues can be paid online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on TouchBase!
2023-24 Advanced Placement Testing Payment and Registration Information

On-Time Registration and Payment Deadline:
Wednesday, November 15

The 2024 AP exams will cover the full content in each AP course, so students have the opportunity to receive college credit and/or placement. Every AP student should keep their options open by registering for the exam on time because there will still be a $40 fee for late orders. The College Board will support in-school testing in 2024 because administering exams in schools maximizes access and opportunity. If safety concerns still prohibit any students from testing at a school, the College Board will provide a contingency testing option that contains full course content.  

Students - Create a College Board Account: Students will need a College Board account to join their AP class section, receive AP assignments from teachers, get feedback on class progress, and register for AP exams (note: parents should not create an account for the student). If you don’t have a student account, go to

Already Have a College Board Account? All College Board programs are connected through one account. If an account was created for AP, PSAT/NMSQT or SAT, you just need your username and password to sign in.

Advanced Placement Exam Registration & Payment is a two-step process (Both parts must be completed for each AP exam to be registered, ordered, and paid for).
  • STEP 1: Students will need to login or create a College Board account via Students will also need a “join code” (see all join codes at the bottom of this communication) to join a class section. Note: An exam cannot be ordered for you until you complete Step 1! Students do not need to be enrolled in an AP course to take an AP exam. If you want to take an AP exam and not enrolled in an AP course, you will still need a join code to register, order, and pay for an exam. If you want to take an exam that is not listed on the site with a join code, please contact AP Coordinator Damen Schuneman to get a join code issued.
  • STEP 2: Students will PAY for their AP exam fees via Note: An exam cannot be fully ordered and paid for you until you complete Step 1! (The College Board does not accept payment when registering for an AP exam so we have to use a second party to accept and track exam payment.)
  • AP Registration Payment Deadline: November 15th 2023
  • It is recommended that students use their Northshore email account ( when registering for both Total Registration and the College Board. Failure to use the same NSD email on both sites may cause a student to not get the correct AP exam.   
  • AP exams will cost $108.00 (AP Seminar and AP Research are $148.00). This must be paid for by November 15th, 2023 to avoid having to pay a late exam order fee ($40). 
  • Late registration fee mandated by College Board: Students may register for an AP exam AFTER November 15th, 2023 and up until March 15th, 2024, but will have to pay an additional $40 per exam late order fee. 
  • Any students who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch are eligible for a fee waiver and will not have to pay for an AP exam.
Questions? Contact AP Coordinator Damen Schuneman for general questions regarding AP Exam Registration.
For more information, please visit the WHS AP Website.
Halloween Costume Guidelines

Halloween is approaching on Tuesday, October 31 and costumes are allowed for the school day and at extra-curricular activities within common sense guidelines. We need to continue to be mindful that costumes should also be sensitive to our many diverse groups and be culturally appropriate. We want to have fun, but also to not have fun at anyone else's expense. We want to nurture creativity, inclusivity, and respect.

With that in mind, here are some friendly reminders and guidelines for our students about acceptable clothing that day and, really, any day:
  • Cultures are not costumes.
  • Halloween costumes are only fun or funny when they don’t hurt or make fun of other people (in any way).
  • Student costumes must be appropriate for the school workplace as outlined in the dress code in the Student Handbook.
  • Students must be totally identifiable at all times (this includes face paint).
  • Appropriate COVID masks are allowed.
  • Halloween costume masks or other face coverings are not allowed.
  • Costumes and/or accessories are great so long as they: a) don’t portray or perpetuate stereotypes or denigrate cultures or genders, b) are not distracting to self or others, and c) do not include any weapons (or items that appear to be weapons).
We hope everyone enjoys a fun and safe Halloween!

Counselor's Corner

Hello from the Counseling Department!

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 library on Tuesday, 11/7. We are asking seniors to register for one session (2 periods).
  • Additional dates for College Apps & Snacks- 11/17
  • Teacher permission is still required!
  • Be on the look out for an email from Ms. Tang with more info next week.  
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 the Senior Handbook and on the WHS Counselor website.  
  • 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 check out the Senior Handbook.

The 1st quarter is coming to an end Nov 3rd, 

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. 

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


Falcon Football victory over Bothell High School featured in the Woodinville Weekly!

Falcon Football’s 38-20 victory over Bothell High School on Friday, October 13 was featured in the Woodinville Weekly! The team was also victorious over North Creek High School last Friday, October 20 with a score of 30-14. There is one more game remaining in the regular season at Skyline High School this evening, Friday, October 27 at 7 p.m. GO Falcons!
UW Bothell Job & Internship Fair

Lisa North’s Senior Adulting students participated in a field trip to the UW Bothell Job & Internship Fair on Wednesday, October 18. The event gave students an opportunity to meet with employers about full-time positions, internships, and research opportunities. Thank you to Lisa North and My Tang for chaperoning!

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow!

Congratulations to our Performing Arts students on the October 19-21 production of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”! It was a great success with moments of wonder, laughter and spooky surprises. Audiences loved every moment and our cast and crew won accolades for their performances and the incredible set design and props. The dynamic ensemble-based retelling of the famous short included 25 Woodinville High School Theatre Company students including seniors Dylan Bussell, Isabelle Cobbley, Kira Gillespie, Gabriella Lutz, Carmela Martinez, Sarah Nitsche, Dani Petersen, Nate Roemer, Luca South-Ciero and William Whittington. Congratulations and thank you, as well, to our director and designer Josh Butchart, producer Katharina Bomers-Muller, our Drama Booster Club, and to the many who help behind-the-scenes for their tireless work supporting and providing opportunities for our students’ theatrical work!
Woodinville Chamber of Commerce October Student of the Month!
Congratulations to 11th grade student Jessica Karczeski for being selected as our October student of the month in partnership with the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce. Jessica was selected because of her commitment to "One Falcon, One Family" and for her dedication to creating a sense of belonging for all students. Jessica helps translate for Portuguese-speaking students, helps run school events like plays and assemblies, and has a leadership role in WHS theatre. We are honored to have Jessica as one of our Falcon family members! 

WHS Music Department Fall Concert 2023!

Congratulations to our choral and instrumental music students for their fabulous performances yesterday evening! The WHS Choir, String Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, School Orchestra, and Combined Chamber Orchestra and Choir received accolades from a packed house! Appreciation was expressed to Director of Choirs Ariona Thompson and Director of Orchestras Eric Vivelo for their support and instruction of our students. GO Falcons!


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

10/31: Northlake Jazz Festival @ WHS
10/31: Halloween
11/02: Financial Aid Night, Theatre, 6:00-7:30pm
11/03: Flapjack Friday
11/03: End of 1st Quarter
11/03: NHS Application and Dues Payment Deadline, 11:55p
11/05: Standard Time - Back 1 Hour
11/05-07: DECA Fall Leadership Conference
11/06-10: School Psychologist Awareness Week
11/09: Senior College Apps & Snacks
11/10: Veterans Day Holiday - No School
11/12: Diwali (No Evening Events)
11/13: Mid-Term Progress Reports - Uploaded to Documents Tab in ParentVUE/StudentVUE
11/15: On-Time AP Exam Registration & Payment Due for May 2024 Exams
11/17: Senior College Apps & Snacks, Library
11/21: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule #10
11/22: Half-Day Schedule #29 (Dismissal Time Pending District Confirmation)
11/22:  Spanish Club Dance Performance
11/23: Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
11/24: Native American Heritage Day Holiday - No School

11/27-30: Yearbook Sales (11/27-12/15) (Final pre-order sales window of the 2023-24 school year)
12/01-15: Yearbook Sales (Final pre-order sales window of 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: Senior College Apps & Snacks
12/08: Winter Spirit Assembly
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
01/01: Winter Break - No School - Happy New Year!
01/02: School Resumes

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

ASB Spooky Spirit Week!

ASB is excited for next week's Spooky Spirit Week! The ASB students are looking forward to seeing everyone dressed up! Student participation is encouraged!
Monday 10/30 - Pajama Day
Tuesday 10/31 - Costume Day
Wednesday 11/1 - Spooky Class Colors (12th-black, 11th-purple, 10th-orange, 9th-green)
Thursday 11/2 - Scarecrow Day (wear a flannel)
Friday 11/3 - Barbie inspired (come in a Barbie movie inspired outfit)
On Tuesday, students can stop by the ASB room during lunch to get candy and on Thursday, ASB will be handing out FREE apple cider to the first 400 students who show up in their flannels! 
For questions, please reach out to Activities Director Mike Kelly a

UW Forefront In the Schools: Parenting Today's Teen

Free Virtual Presentations - Nov 2 & Feb 7

Athletics Registration for 23-24 Winter and Spring Sports

Final Forms is an online registration platform for Athletics registration. You must be registered on Final Forms to receive information and updates from coaches.

The winter season begins on Monday, November 13. Winter sports include:
  • Men: basketball, swimming and diving, and wrestling 
  • Women: basketball, gymnastics, wrestling, and *flag football
    • *Flag football will be a 7-week trial season from January 2 - February 10
  • Unified bowling: we are looking for Special Olympic "athletes" and student "partners" to work alongside the athletes
The spring season begins on Monday, February 26, the Monday we return from mid-winter break. Spring sports include:
  • Men: baseball, crew, lacrosse, soccer, and track and field 
  • Women: badminton, crew, golf, lacrosse, softball-fastpitch, tennis, track and field, and water polo
  • Unified soccer: we are looking for Special Olympic "athletes" and student "partners" to work alongside the athletes
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 be enrolled in and passing a minimum of 6 classes to be eligible to participate in school-sponsored sports. There are regular grade checks for each sports season.
  • WIAA and NSD Standard - Passing 6 classes
  • Visit the Eligibility page for more specific grade check and probation 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
First Semester Mid-Term Progress Reports-Uploaded to Document Tab in ParentVue:

1st Quarter Ends November 3rd and Progress Reports will be uploaded to the documents tab in ParentVue approximately 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. 
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!

2023 Spring Smarter Balanced Assessment Results

Northshore School District conducted state testing of students who were in grades 3-8 and 10 in the areas of English Language Arts (ELA) and math. Students who were in grade 11 might have participated in ELA and math testing as a way to fulfill the state Graduation Pathways requirement. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 were also tested in the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS). This testing met state and federal requirements and provides a check-in on student progress toward state standards.
For additional information on the SBA or WCAS, the state’s resource pages ( and provide expanded information for families about state testing, understanding student score reports, and learning standards.
OSPI has completed the scoring of the spring 2023 assessments. They provide and made score reports available electronically for school districts to distribute to families. Your student’s score report can now be viewed in ParentVue. Due to adjustments made by the state, scores for subsections of the test are not available. 
State tests provide a snapshot of your student’s performance during testing and are not indicators of their skills and knowledge which are primarily shown in classroom performance. If you have any questions about your student’s state testing results or academic performance, please contact your student’s counselor.
Important Message from the Nurses!
“I don’t HAVE to mask any more, but should I?”
That’s a very good question! 

What are the current recommendations for when you are sick?
Testing is no longer required and we do not have test kits at school any more (if you would like free tests, please visit: Buuuuuuuuuuuut…
  • Stay home if you have a sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, or similar symptoms not explained by a pre-existing condition. 
  • Remain home until symptoms are improving.
  • Stay home if you have a fever. 
  • Remain home for 24 hours AFTER the fever has passed.
  • Stay home if you have vomited or have diarrhea. 
    Remain home for 24 hours since the last time you experienced those symptoms.
Masks are available by the Nurse’s Office if you want one!


Warning about Parking on 136th Ave!
A warning for those students parking on 136th Ave NE.  Please be aware of the no parking areas on this street along with neighborhood side streets. Woodinville police will be ticketing those who are parked illegally.

Sign up to Wrestle During the Winter Sports Season!

A friendly reminder to our Wrestling athletes that they must be registered in Final Forms prior to the start of the season. Register now!
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.

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"

October 27, 2023
Volume 13, Issue 8
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, 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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