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Theatre Tickets - Winter Musical: Urinetown
WHS Winter Musical: Urinetown,
 Feb 1-3 & 8-10, 7p

Woodinville High School Theatre Company presents the Tony award-winning musical Urinetown with music & lyrics by Mark Hollmann Book & Lyrics by Greg Kotis to the WHS Theater stage!

Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, corporate capitalism, social class, and musical theatre itself. This show is inventive, clever, and silly, while also delivering thought-provoking messages about the consequences of societal decisions and the unintended outcomes when the little guy stands up against the powers that be.

Described as “hilariously funny and touchingly honest,” the musical is set in a Gotham-like city, where a terrible water shortage - caused by a 20-year drought - has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs - a premise that should be ridiculous, but has a spooky ring of truth to it. From amid the downtrodden citizens, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! See the press release for further details!

Performances are February 1-3 & 8-10, 7:00p at the Woodinville High School Theatre.

Ticket Sales
  • Reserved seating only! Tickets are available for purchase first come, first serve starting Wednesday, January 3:
    • Online through GOFan: (Processing fee per ticket is $1.45)
    • In person at the WHS Main or Cashier's Office (no processing fee, M-F, 7:50a-3:50p)
Ticket prices are as follows*:
  • General Admission $15
  • Students w/ASB $10
  • Seniors 65+ $10
  • VIP $25 (Section 2, center, bottom only)
*In order to receive a qualified fee waiver for winter musical tickets, the ticket(s) must be purchased through the InTouch Point of Sale system at the WHS Main or Cashier's office. (Student free, immediate family member(s) 50% discount.) 

Other Details
  • Online GOFan ticket sales for that day's performance will close at 4:00p each night.
  • Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the box office if that performance is not yet sold out.
  • The box office opens at 6:15p each show night.
  • For tickets purchased on GoFan, be sure to bring your mobile device for entry at the door.
  • Please note there is no food and only water allowed in the theater.
  • No photography at any time.
The show is double-cast for some of the roles:
World Language Competency Testing - Winter 2024
Registration Open through February 2
Exam Date - Tuesday, March 5

Registration is open online to participate in World Language Competency Testing. Registration will close on Friday, February 2. This is an opportunity for students who can read, write, listen and speak a language other than English to earn up to four competency credits and/or the Seal of Biliteracy designation on their high school transcript. More detailed information about the test and earning credits can be found on the World Language Competency Test website. Here is the pertinent information regarding the upcoming testing opportunity:
  • Date/Time/Location—WHS Library on Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 at 8:30am (for WHS students). Check-in for the test can begin up to 30 minutes beforehand.  
  • The test is open to students currently in grades 9 through 12.
  • The process starts by paying the $75 registration fee in person at the Cashier's or Main Office or online through TouchBase/InTouch at:
    • Once you are logged in to TouchBase, click on your WHS student, choose "Items at your School" and then choose World Language under "Categories".
  • Print your receipt or keep a copy open on your computer for the next step!
  • On your receipt for your registration fee will be a link to the registration form.  You will need your receipt number to fill out that form.
  • After you have filled out the registration form, you will get a confirmation email that you have successfully submitted the form.  That is your receipt that you have registered for testing.
  • After the registration window closes, you will receive an email from WHS about testing logistics.

    All of this information can be found on the WL testing website: World Language Competency Test.  Please refer to the frequently asked questions document for more details.  It's also easy to find the WLCT website from the district main page.  Click In Our Schools / Assessment / World Language Competency Test or use the shortcut URL
Seniors/Juniors SAT School Day Spring Testing Information (Wednesday, March 27, 2024)

Register and pay ($60) by Friday, March 1)

The SAT exam is all ONLINE now and results are posted within 3 weeks per College Board. 

The SAT School Day Spring exam is scheduled for Woodinville High School Seniors and Juniors on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 (during the school day at WHS. Exact time, location, and details will be emailed to registrants prior to the exam day).
  • Registration window is from January 29-March 1. (No late registration after March 1, unless spots are available). 
  • To register, please create an account using the link below (if you have not created one previously).
  • Then click on Woodinville High School to register and pay the $60 exam fee online no later than March 1.
For more information regarding SAT testing, please click here.
SAT Prep Test!
Is your student looking for SAT exam practice? There is good news! Huntington Learning Center (Canyon Park) is offering an in-person ONLY full-length Digital SAT practice test. Students can only receive the scores by signing up for individual conferences after the test.
  • By pre-registration only, the SAT Prep test is Sunday, February 4th at Huntington Learning Center in Bothell: 22833 Bothell Everett Hwy Suite 156, Bothell, WA 98021
  • There is more than one session and you must have confirmation of your start time
  • The registration fee is $25 due to Huntington on the test day.
  • Any interested WHS student can take the practice test.
All proceeds will be donated by Huntington to support reducing the cost of Prom & Senior Breakfast for the Class of 2025!
FAFSA/WASFA Information
If your student is planning to pursue a certificate program, job training, apprenticeships, or college (2-year, 4-year, trade school, technical school etc.) after high school, they may qualify for financial aid! Even if you think your family may make too much, please plan to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA or WAFSA.

The FAFSA is currently in their "soft launch" phase. Do not panic if the site is down. This is a new process for everyone this year and colleges will have to accommodate this new timeline.

Remember, you can also apply for the WASFA account on the Washington Student Achievement Council website if you’re ineligible to use FAFSA (Take a questionnaire on the link to see if the WASFA is a good fit for you).

Remember to utilize all the resources here to help you fill out the FAFSA:
Please have your student reach out to your counselor if you have any questions! It is a confusing process but we can get through this together!
Counselor's Corner
Hey Falcons!

Seniors wrapping up College Applications:
Seniors! Make sure to double check your college applications to ensure all materials were submitted. Once final grades from 1st semester are processed, counselors will begin working on submitting mid-year reports.  Mid-year transcripts will be digitally sent to colleges via Naviance before mid-winter break. We love to hear about your admission status so please stop in to see your counselor to share your updates and to ask any questions you may have.  

High School and Beyond Plan for Seniors are due!!
Check out this link for more info:

Need $$ for college? Searching for Scholarship Opportunities?
Seniors! If you’re looking for scholarships, make sure to visit the website for the Scholarship Foundation of Northshore ( Deadline to submit applications is March 15, 2024.  Additional scholarship resources can be found on the WHS Counseling website at

Counselors have been busy this week with schedule change requests from students and enjoy discussing 2nd semester plans. There are many times we reach out to students via their school email account (for instance, to let students know they are off the waitlist) so please remind your student to check their WHS email.  We hope the 2nd semester is off to a smooth start!

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

2024 Virtual College and Career Night
Northshore School District will be hosting their 2nd annual Virtual College and Career Night on Thursday, February 8 from 6:30-8:30pm.
This event will be filled with valuable information to help families plan and navigate post high school options and is open to all NSD high school families.

Over 15 virtual sessions will be offered. Topics include:
  • College Application Process
  • Paying for College, Transfer, Tech, and 2-Year Programs
  • Apprenticeships and Career Colleges
  • ...and so much more!
All sessions will be recorded and available on Youtube in late February with language interpretation.

Visit for more information!

2024-25 Course Registration News!

WHS has been working diligently to prepare for 2024-25 course registration that starts in February!  Registration for next school year’s classes will be completed by students online in StudentVUE. 

Current Falcons - 11th, 10th, and 9th-Grade Students
  • Course registration information will be provided to students during Activity Tuesday on Tuesday, February 13.
  • Course Registration must completed in StudentVue by Tuesday, March 5.
  • Students must also submit the paper Registration Worksheet signed by their parent indicating they have reviewed their student's course requests during Activity Tuesday on Tuesday, March 7.
  • The 2024-25 Course Catalog will be posted online the morning of Friday, February 9.
  • The instructional video presented to students in Activity Tuesday on Tuesday, February 13 will be available starting that day on the WHS website for your convenience.
  • Counselors will be reviewing each student's registration March 11-29 with 1-to-1 meetings and will communicate directly with students if any further information is needed.
  • Please note the master schedule of courses developed for the 2024-25 chool year, along with corresponding staffing decisions, will be based on the course requests students make at this time; therefore, students are encouraged to process their choices and weigh all the options carefully before making final selections.
Incoming WHS Falcons: Current Leota MS and Timbercrest MS 8th-Graders in the WHS Pathway

Registration materials will be distributed in Science Class:
  • Leota Middle School: Monday, February 12 and will be due back on Monday, March4
  • Timbercrest Middle School: Wednesday, February 14 and will be due back on Thursday, March 7
An optional Class of 2028 Parent/Student Registration Information Night will be held at the WHS Theater for middle school families to view the course registration information presented to students at their schools on Thursday, February 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. As mentioned, this presentation is optional, as the instructional video will be available on the WHS website homepage for your convenience starting February 13.

Optional pre-sessions will be available Thursday, February 29, 6:00-6:25p for English Language Development, HiCap, Learning Center Special Education, and Mid-Level Special Education families.

Incoming freshmen course registration questions should be directed to

We look forward to partnering with you throughout your student’s educational journey at WHS!


Senior Grace Long: WSU Distinguished Regents Scholar!
Senior Grace Long is a WSU Distinguished Regents Scholar! Grace was awarded a full tuition scholarship for four years and was one of only 10 students in the state out of hundreds of nominees to receive this award! Regent Scholars have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and community, civic, and co-curricular involvement. Congratulations to Grace and her family on this prestigious honor!
Alumni News! Class of 2019 graduate Luke Houser sets more Track & Field records at UW!

Great news from UW! WHS Class of 2019 graduate Luke Houser, the defending NCAA Track and Field Mile Champion, is now the UW record-holder and the Dempsey Mile champ! Luke edged the record of teammate Joe Waskom by .17 seconds to win Mile City! Then, two weeks after breaking the Dempsey Records in the 3,000-meters, Luke ran the fourth-fastest mile in NCAA history at 3:51.73!
Women's Flag Football Dominates Against Inglemoor and North Creek!

The Falcons took the field Saturday morning with energy and focus, and left making all their parents and fans proud. At 10am an intense and challenging game against previously undefeated Inglemoor began, with the girls locking in and fighting to victory with a score of 6-0. Next up, an action packed game against North Creek had everyone on and off the field cheering on their feet, the Falcons dominated and finished off the day with a score of 37-13. Huge smiles and laughs from everyone throughout the games as our team's record is now 3-1, we couldn't be more excited for next week.

Speech and Debate Succeeds at Seattle U Tournament!

The online Speech and Debate tournament "at" Seattle U went extremely well for our Speech and Debate kids!
  • Donovan Cheng, Guy O'Connell, and Eshaan Chowdhry came in 2nd place in Junior Public Forum debate. They won 4 out of 5 of their preliminary rounds and were the 5th seed going into the quarter finals round. This trio worked hard, and it paid off!
  • Donovan Cheng also took 2nd Place in Spontaneous Argument
    Eshaan Chowdhry was close to breaking in Spontaneous Argument, coming in 9th place based on his preliminary rounds (Excellent work, considering this was Eshaan's first time competing in SPAR).
  • Vesna Parthiban was an Octo finalist (9th place) in Open Lincoln Douglas debate.  This was only Vesna's second tournament competing in the open division. Her hard work this season has also paid off!
  • Sabina Neubauer competed for the first time with us in Informative Speaking. Sabina took 3rd place, best overall novice speaker, AND earned a bid to state with her speech on dance and eating disorders. We are looking forward to seeing Sabina make a run for state in March!
We could not have competed without the help of two former NSD students: former WHS student Joel Wong helped us this weekend by judging Public Forum debate, and former BHS student Thomas Monahan assisted with judging for Lincoln Douglas debate. 

Competing in Speech and Debate requires a significant time commitment. Our students began competing on Friday at 3:30 p.m., and finished around 9:30 p.m. We returned to school on Saturday morning around 7:30 a.m., and our Junior Public Forum team finished their finals round at 10:30 p.m. Saturday night. The students who compete in this activity are engaged, dedicated, and are willing to put in the time to improve. Their prep work is all done on their own time, outside of school. The schools in the Puget Sound division are the most competitive in WA state, and our students have made sure their competitors know where Woodinville is, and they are making major strides in the Speech and Debate community

Civics Gallery Walk Event
Students in Mr. Laxague's Civics classes have been working hard on their projects. Their initiation of the project had them answer the question, "What change do I want to see in the world?” Students researched their issue, interviewed someone who is doing work in this area, and then shared a poster representing their learning from their project in a gallery walk event in the WHS library. Faculty, staff, and student guests roamed, examining the posters, and engaged with the students on their learning.


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

01/16-02/02: World Language Competency Testing (WLCT) Registration Window (Test at WHS March 5)
01/29-03/01: WHS SAT Registration Open
02/01-03: Urinetown - Winter Musical (Also Feb 08-10), Theater
02/02: World Language Competency Testing (WLCT) Registration Window Closes (Test at WHS March 5)
02/03: Robotics State Championships, Amazon, Seattle
02/03: FBLA Winter Conference, North Creek HS
02/04: Junior Class Huntington SAT at Huntington Bothell, 10a
02/05-16: Winter Wishes
02/07: Latinos/Hispanos Unidos Club Zumba
02/07: Women of Influence Chipotle Event, Woodinville Chipotle, (33% of Sales), 5-9p
02/08: NSD Virtual College and Career Night, 6:30-8:30p
02/08-10: Urinetown - Winter Musical, (Also Feb 01-03), Theater
02/09: 2024-25 Course Catalog posted online
02/10: Solo & Ensemble Festival, Redmond High School
02/10: DECA Practice, Commons, 7:30-11:30a
02/12: Math Club - Speaker Dr. Ryan Card, Meaning of Life through Math, 3:30-4:30pm, Room 330
02/13: DECA Practice, Commons, 5:00-8:00p
02/13: Activity Tuesdy - Activity Schedule #10
02/13: 2024-25 Course Registration Distribution to Grades 9, 10, & 11, Activity Tuesday
02/14: Ping Pong Club Tournament, FBLA vs Science Club, 1:50pm-5pm, Commons
02/14: Jazz Pathways Concert
02/15: Choir Pathways Concert
02/16-17: WMEA All-State, Yakima
02/19: President's Day - No School
02/20-23: Mid-Winter Break

02/26-03/01: NHS Service Week
2/27: Orchestra Pathways Concert
02/28: Band Pathways Concert
02/29-03/02: DECA State, Bellevue
02/29: 8th Grade Registrartion Information Night, Theater, 6:30p
03/01: Seniors/Juniors SAT School Day Registration/Payment Deadline
03/01: Late AP Exam Registration Due
03/05: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule #10
03/05: 2024-25 Course Registration Collection Grades 9, 10 & 11, ASB Elections, & Senior Class Meeting, Activity Tuesday
03/09: Tolo
03/10: Daylight Savings Time - Ahead 1 Hour
03/11-29: Counselor 1-to-1 meetings with 9, 10 & 11

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

National School Counseling Appreciation Week!

February 5 - 9 is National School Counseling Appreciation Week! Please join us in giving a warm shout out of thanks and appreciation to our WHS Counseling Team! Sarah Brenner, Kat Lamb, Scott Churchill, Nate Hirsch, Amy Strandy, and My Tang, for all they do to support the many and varying academic, social, and emotional needs of our students throughout their school years here at Woodinville High School! The expertise and support they offer our learning community--students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, and guardians, in support of our students' success cannot be replaced!  WHS Counseling Team, THANK YOU!

2nd Semester Schedules & Report Card Information

Students can view their 2nd semester class schedules in StudentVUE. Parents/Guardians can expect student report cards to arrive in home mailboxes approximately the second week in February.

Parents/Guardians can expect their students report cards to be uploaded to the documents tab in ParentVue approximately February 6th. If you have concerns about your student's grades, the first point of contact is the student's teacher. 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. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Specialist, Jenn Diaz, at


Spring sports begin on Monday, February 26, when we return from mid-winter break. You must be registered on Final Forms to receive information and updates from coaches. 

Women's spring sports include badminton, golf, fastpitch softball, tennis, track and field, and water polo. Men's spring sports include baseball, lacrosse, soccer, and track and field. Coed crew is tentatively planned as a co-op with North Creek HS. Unified soccer is also in the spring, start date TBD. Visit our Teams website to learn more about spring sports.

Registration closes for baseball, men's soccer, and fastpitch on Sunday, February 25. Depending on the number of registrations, women's golf and tennis may also close on February 25. Registration for all other spring sports closes on Monday, February 26. If you are cut from a sport and want to participate in another sport, make sure you are registered for both 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
There are regular grade checks for each sports season, except Unified sports.
  • 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

Falcon Food Pantry
Hello parents and guardians,

The ML/FSA special education department here at WHS is creating the Falcon Pantry, a food bank available to any student and/or family who could benefit from getting some extra, free resources. We are all very excited for this new opportunity. We are relying on community support to get it up and running and help make it a success! 

We are accepting all non-perishable foods, water, and toiletries. We have a specific need for foods that our students can prepare independently as well as beans, rice, and tortillas. You can find a wish list items here.

Any donations can be dropped off in the main office or room 617.

Please reach out if you have any questions to Ariel Roy (

Thank you so much for any and all support,
The ML/FSA Special Education department
2024-25 School Year Calendar Now Available

The 2024-25 school year calendar is available on the District website. Be sure to mark your calendar with important dates. 
View the calendar.

For more information regarding Grad Night please click here

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.
We are hosting a dine out on Tuesday, February 6th at Chipotle in Woodinville from 4 - 8 p.m.  Please be sure to mention Woodinville High School Music Boosters if placing an order in store, or use code: AADMPPT if ordering online.  Thank you in advance for your continued support!

Our next meeting will be on Monday, February 12th at 6 p.m., please note the location change - we will be meeting in the band room, not the library.  All are always welcome!  We will be discussing upcoming fundraising opportunities and events.

Woodinville High School Music Boosters is a 501(c)3 non-profit comprised solely of volunteers.  Our purpose is to raise funds to cover music-related activities, supplies and equipment that is not covered by the Northshore School District. 

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 through the QR Code below:
Weather & Emergency Information
Emergencies and weather-related problems can alter school schedules and affect bus transportation for students.
If weather conditions make a schedule change necessary, we will communicate the decision through the following methods and in this order:
  • TV and Radio Stations. You can also sign up for Flashalert to get the same media information. 
    District and School Websites
  • Northshore School District social media: 
    Instagram: @teamnorthshore 
    Twitter: @Northshore_SD
    Facebook: Northshore School District
  • Phone calls, emails, and text messages: Staff and families will receive an email, phone call, and text. These communications will begin between 5:30 and 5:45 a.m. 
  • Northshore Information Line: You may also call the District’s information line, 425-408-6001, beginning at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday for school closure information. 
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.
Please visit the NSDWeather & Emergency Information website to learn more.

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"

February 2, 2024
Volume 13, Issue 15
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. 7401
Kim Benedict, Main Office Secretary, Ext. 7403 (
Jenn Diaz, Student Info Specialist/Registrar, Ext. 7512
Julie Leong, Attendance Secretary, Ext. 7410 (
Roberta Porter, Counseling Office Manager, Ext. 7418
Nicki Kongkarat, Office Support, Ext. 7416
Rachel Nelson, ASB/Bookkeeping, Fine/Fee Payment, Ext. 7504 (
Renae Hector, Athletics Secretary, Ext. 7491

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

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