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"Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation." ~John F. Kennedy

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

Tickets on sale thru May 11!

Prom & Senior Breakfast bundle available! Save $$!

Prom: Saturday, May 14
Pacific Science Center

Senior Breakfast: Thursday, June 9
WHS Commons

Woodinville High School Theatre Presents: Legally Blonde
Final Performances May 6 & May 7!

Tickets on sale NOW!

This Spring, the award-winning Woodinville High School Theatre Company is delighted to bring the fabulous musical Legally Blonde to the WHS Theater’s stage. The show, based on the adored movie of the same name, will continue May 6 and 7 at 7:00 pm, with a matinee performance on May 7 at 2:00 pm, in the Woodinville High School Theater. The WHS Theatre continues its tradition of professional caliber educational theatre with an empowering yet side-splitting production, exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances.

Elle Woods is the southern California sorority president who is accustomed to getting whatever she wants - including dating the hottest guy on campus. But when her boyfriend, Warner, calls it off because she is not serious about her future, Elle trades in her parties and fashion for studying and books, in order to follow Warner to Harvard Law School! This fun and fabulous, feel-good musical comedy is a delightful reminder that being yourself never goes out of style. The verdict? This much fun shouldn’t be legal! While the show is a comedy with a heart of gold, it does contain some adult content. Viewer discretion is advised.

The cast of this production comprises 65 Woodinville High School students, including seniors: Haley Ahlstrom, Allison Calhoon, Kasey Christie, Carolyn Dunbar, David Fountain, Ian Green, McEwen Guitierrez, Cayla Harb, Erika Kim, Maggie Mus, Prisha Patel, Jacob Price, and Georgia Willis. The cast is supported by a pit orchestra from the WHS music department.

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), Jessica Karczeski and Simon Smith (Assistant Stage Managers), Sarah Mellor (Technical Director), Marisa Leinenwever and Max Vandall (Sound Directors), Grace Long (Lighting Director), Phenix Carver and Sofia Guitierrez (Costumers), McEwen Guitierrez (Master Carpenter), Isabelle Cobbley and Lois Johnson (Props), Kasey Christie and Saydia Phillips (Hair and Makeup), Anya Egts and Calin Hill (House Managers), and Maggie Mus and Georgia Willis (Publicity). Come out and see this fabulous Woodinville High School Theatre Company production and support our continued effort to dust off all the skills that we did not get to use during the pandemic!

The show is directed and designed by Josh Butchart; Joseph Mikkelson is the Music Director; Loren Tanksley is the Pit Director; Eva Stone is the Choreographer, with Marina Clever as Assistant Choreographer. Production design and coordination by Katharina Bomers-Muller (Producer), Stephanie Penoyer (Assistant Producer), Steve Cooper (Lights), Nathaniel Gibbs and Asher Faamoe (Sound), Marsha Stueckle & Karen Severson (Costumes), and the Woodinville Drama Boosters, led by Emily Mus and Jenny Webb.

Woodinville High School Spring Musical: Legally Blonde
April 30 and May 4 - 7 at 7:00 pm, and May 7 at 2:00 pm in the WHS Theater
Woodinville High School Theater
Address: 19819 136th Ave NE Woodinville, WA 98072 Phone Number: (425) 408-7400

Tickets: VIP tickets in the lower, center section are $25 per seat, General Admission tickets are $15 and Student/Senior tickets are $10. Tickets will be available via TouchBase starting April 6, 2022. Ticket sales will close the day prior to each performance. If tickets are still available, there will be ticket sales at the door each night. Cash or check only please. Masks will be required at all times in the theater. Visit or the WHS website for more information.

Missed the April 27 Senior Class Meeting Webinar?

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

Senior Timeline now available!

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

The Senior Timeline is found on the Class of 2022 website:
Class of 2022! Upload Senior Scholarships in the Senior Survey!

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

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

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

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

Calling all students from the Class of 2022 who would like to have an opportunity for consideration of their artwork to appear on the cover and in the Senior Awards publication.
  • A committee will be reviewing all submissions and will advise the selected cover art by May 18, 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Porter by email at
Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) Scholarship
DUE May 6

The Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) Scholarship relaunched in spring 2022. The Legislature created this award to help high-performing CTE students reach their education and career goals, helping pay the cost of college tuition and required fees. This year’s application deadline is May 6so don’t delay.
WAVE recognizes high-performing career and technical education (CTE) students at both the high school and college level in each of the state’s 49 legislative districts for as many as 147 potential award winners each year. Eligible applicants include students graduating from high school who have completed (or are in process of completing) their second course in a single career and technical education program. Also eligible are students attending a community or technical college who have completed at least one year of a professional-technical program.
The WAVE award pays for up to two years (six quarters or four semesters) according to the tuition charged by the institution students will attend, plus required service and activity fees–up to $11,000 per year. This funding, which varies by school, can be applied toward most undergraduate expenses at a public or private college or university, or licensed private career school in Washington. Remember, the amount of funding a WAVE award winner receives may be less than the full award, if the institution they will attend charges less in tuition and fees. The student has up to three years to begin using the award. WAVE recipients must be Washington state residents.

How to apply

Step 1: Head to the state’s scholarship portal and create an account that includes your student profile.
Step 2: Find and fill out the Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) scholarship.
Step 3: Be sure to include a minimum of two, and as many as three, Letters of Recommendation from people who can help tell your story, including educators, employers, and other references. If you’re involved in a CTSO, this is a great opportunity to emphasize this part of your background. 
Step 4: Please note that theWashboard portal has been known to “time out” before applicants are done saving their work. We STRONGLY recommend applicants write their responses in a Word doc (especially for longer essays). They can then cut and paste their work into the application portal, once they’re ready, and not lose any work!
Step 5: Make sure your CTE teacher/ instructor fills out the WAVE Educator Certification form. This is a required piece of your application. The WAVE application on theWashboard includes this key document and we’ve included it here under “Additional Materials.” It can be uploaded into the WAVE application once it’s filled out.

Class of 2022 Grad Night!

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


Nine Falcon Student-Athletes sign NCAA Letters of Intent!

Please join me in congratulating the following nine student-athletes who signed NCAA Letters of Intent to compete in college athletics! The student-athletes were honored alongside their families, coaches, and peers at a celebration held Wednesday, May 4 in the WHS Library!
  • Hannah Grimes- Cornell University, Women’s Socce
  • Chris Woodside- St. Olaf College, Men’s Baseball
  • Nick Owens- Linfield University, Men’s Footbal
  • Veronica Sheffey- University of San Diego, Women’s Basketball
  • Carson Giles- Montana Technological University, Men’s Football
  • Tyler Gerde- Minot State University, Men’s Football 
  • Isaac Fuiten- Dakota Wesleyan University, Men’s Football 
  • Julia Lanctot- California Lutheran University, Track and Fiel
  • Marissa Till - Caltech University, Volleyball

National History Day

Congratulations to sophomore Megumi Okamoto, and freshman Katie Ng, for their stellar showing at the Washington State National History Day (NHD) competition on Saturday, April 30! 
Megumi's project took 1st Place in the Senior Performance category and Katie took 3rd Place in the Senior Documentary category.  These placements at the state level are huge accomplishments! With her first place finish, Megumi will now be moving on to the National level in June. 
Way to go Megumi and Katie!  Good luck at Nationals, Megumi! 

DECA Nationals Results 

On April 22 to 27, 46 WHS students went to Atlanta with the hopes to achieve DECA Glass (1st, 2nd, 3rd place). Out of the 46 students, 23 received recognition for their performance, 17 made it to the final round. 9 placed in the top 10 , and 3 got the glass. 
18,000 students from 4000 high schools were represented from North America. The competitions are designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development. The top state winners put their talents to the test during the program’s final round of competition in Atlanta.
Here are the WHS results:

WHS Robotics – Top 25% in theWorld!

Congratulations to Advisor Tim Swartz and the WHS Robotics team on their trip to the Wow FIRST Tech Challenge World Championships in Houston, Texas!

The team of 12 students attended this competition with so much excitement as it was the first time a team from NSD has qualified. To put in perspective how challenging it is to qualify, this year they took 160 teams out of over 6,000 active teams across the globe.

Over the week they competed against some of the
best teams in the world and had to give a presentation in front of a panel of experts to be judged for awards given at the end of the week. After the dust had settled the WHS Robotics team placed 19th overall in their division and 37th overall in combined results (top 25%!). While there were ups and downs over the course of the week this was an experience none of the team will ever forget.

The opportunities at this event are second to none with presentations and recruiting from top colleges like MIT,
Stanford, and Yale while companies like NASA, Google, Microsoft and others looking to recruit young minds for their teams.

WHS Robotics was nominated for the Control Award which is given to teams that have expert level control theory for controlling the robot during all periods. To be one of 6 teams nominated is such an honor and shows the level of work our own Daryoush Washburn is doing.

Daryoush is graduating and moving to Computer Engineering with a focus on embedded systems. He won the control award at the state level and was nominated at the world level which goes to show how amazing our students are.
This following list of students have put their hearts into this program and what a way to end the year.
Through their hard work, the WHS Robotics Team has qualified for the Maryland Tech Invitational which is awarded to the top 32 teams from across the world from June 24th - June 26th! Congratulations again to the team and Tim Swartz!

National Japan Bowl 2022!

Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22 Advisor Mizue Sunahara hosted the 30th annual National Japan Bowl
at WHS! The event is America’s premier high school Japanese-language competition. It returned in 2022 for its third year as a real-time, digital event. Mizue shared all participants in the Japan Bowl from WHS did their best and improved their Japanese skills a lot throughout the preparation for this competition. A noteworthy point was in the conversation round when judges picked one best student from each group and Easen Houng was chosen from Level lll. Congratulations are extended to our students for their participation and to Mizue for advising and hosting the
event for the first time at WHS!

FBLA State

Last week, Woodinville High had 23 students compete in the FBLA State Competition held in Spokane, WA. We had great success and many of our students placed with top 10 finishes (some in multiple events). Please congratulate Advisor Lindsay Haney and the following students when you see them!
National Qualifiers- Top 4 placements automatically move to Nationals, being held in Chicago in June:

• Erin Lane: Computer Game & Simulation- 1st Place
• Solomon Lane: Computer Game & Simulation- 1st Place
• Shriya Patel: Mobile Application Development- 1st Place
• Prisha Patel: Mobile Application Development- 1st Place
• Maggie Way: 3D Animation- 1st Place
• Ryan Pascual: Intro to Business Concepts Online Test- 1st Place AND Intro to
Finance Math Online Test- 2nd Place
• Hanshal Anguluri: Business Financial Plan- 2nd Place
• Derick Pascual: Business Financial Plan- 2nd Place
• Rohan Upalekar: Business Financial Plan- 2nd Place
• Collin Pascual: Economics Online Test- 2nd Place
• Janvi Jagtap: Public Speaking- 3rd Place
• Reese Henneberry: Agribusiness Online Test- 4th Place
• Satvik Kabbur: Mobile Application Development- 4th Place

• Saanvi Shetty: Advertising Online Test- 4th Place

The following students competed in the finals round and placed top 10 in their events (some already qualified in the above category). Some of these students may get the opportunity to advance to Nationals as "bubble ups".

• Maddie Donahue: Coding & Programming- 8th Place
• Prisha Patel: Sales Presentation- 8th Place
• Alexis Danks: Website Design- 9th Place
• Arunima Deval: Sales Presentation- 9th Place
• Reese Henneberry: Sales Presentation- 9th Place
• Janvi Jagtap: Public Service Announcement- 10th Place
• Erin Lane: Public Service Announcement- 10th Place

Congratulations to our incoming 2022-23 WHS Cheer Squad!

Seniors – Class of 2023
Helena Borozan
Erica Porter
Julia Turner

Juniors – Class of 2024
Omki “Ki” Ernest
Veleyna Felton
Kendall Koehler
Paige O’Leary
Bridgette Rutkowski
Kylie Wendover

Sophomores – Class of 2025
Megan Barker
Natalie Brogan
Kaitlyn Choi
Wynter Cohen
Hadley Cole
Tosia Jaszczak Follehr

Sydney Overcash
Shriya Patel
Mya Smith

Freshmen – Class of 2026
Julia Biernatowski

Welcome and thank you to our 2022-23 ASB Class Officers!

Congratulations to our 2022-23 ASB Class Officers who were elected last Wednesday, April 27!


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

05/09-13: AP Exam Window (7-Period Schedules) 
05/06-07: Spring Musical: Legally BlondeWHS Theater 7p 
05/06: Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) Scholarship DUE
05/11: School Nurse's Day
05/13: DUI Simulation Activity Schedule #19
05/14: Senior Prom, Pacific Science Center, 7-11pm
05/16: Womens of Influence Conference 
05/16-20: Math State Testing (10th & Select 11th/12th)
05/19: NHS Induction Ceremony
05/20: Almighty Woodinville 
05/20: Night of the Arts
05/23-27: Week of the Arts
05/24-27: State WCAS Science Testing (11th only)
05/25: POPS Concert, Northshore Concert Hall @ Inglemoor High School, 7p
CP & Dorothy Johnson Humanitarian Award Ceremony, 6 p.m.
05/30: Memorial Day - No School
06/02: Class of 2022 Senior Awards Night (format TBD)
06/02: Class of 2022: SAVE THE DATE - Cap/Gown/Commencement Ticket/Yearbook Distribution (Details TBD)
06/02-17: Lottery Yearbook Sales
06/03: Thespian Inductions/Theatre Awards
06/07: Medical Professionals Careers Graduation
06/07: Class of 2024 Chipotle % of Sales Event, 5-9p
06/08: Senior Textbooks DUE
06/08: Beach Day/Yearbook Distribution 
06/09: Senior Class Meeting/Moving Up/Senior Breakfast
06/10: Underclassmen Textbooks DUE

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

Altered Bell Schedules: May 9-13 

May 9-13, WHS will operate on the following bell schedules:
Mon 5/9: 7-Period Schedule #2
Tues 5/10: 7-Period Schedule #2
Wed 5/11: ERW 7-Period Schedule #5
Thurs 512: 7-Period Schedule #2
Fri 5/13: DUI Simulation Activity Schedule #19
DUI Crash Simulation, Friday, May 13

Staff Lot closed to student parking, Friday, May 13

Students who normally drive to campus are encouraged to car pool or ride District transportation

In order to bring student awareness to the dangers of drunk and distracted driving, there will be a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) crash simulation at Woodinville High School on Friday, May 13, 10:40-11:50 a.m. The simulation is in coordination with the Woodinville Police/King County Sherriff’s Office.  To accommodate the simulation, Woodinville High School will be on altered bell schedule #19.

The “crash” scene will have a sense of authenticity, as workers will “rescue” the victims.  Police vehicles and a helicopter will be involved in the simulation. The intended message to our students who view the “crash” scene is to make the right choices when it comes to drugs or alcohol and to the dangers of texting or talking on the phone while driving.

As the “crash” scene will be created in the WHS Staff Parking Lot, parking will be limited that day. 

Students who normally drive to the campus are encouraged to car pool or to ride District transportation.

WHS thanks our
School Lunch Heroes!

Today WHS extended thanks to our very own school lunch heroes! We couldn't get through the days without them and all they do to provide healthy meals for our students!

School Nurse Day
Wednesday, May 11

We extend thanks and appreciation to our school nurses, Christie Callahan and Jennifer Gardner, and are pleased to recognize and celebrate them on Wednesday, May 11!  They do so much to support the well-being of our students!

ATTENTION: ALL students taking an AP Exam!
AP testing continues May 9-13

Please view details regarding how to prepare and what to expect for exam day. 

AP Testing & Attendance:

Information about AP Testing and missing classes during their AP Test can be found HERE

Spring State Testing 2021-22 will continue in May 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Badminton is having a fundraiser for Ukraine! 

During both lunches next week the Badminton Team will be collecting $1 donations and you can reiceve a badge to wear. All the money goes directly to Ukrainian Relief efforts.

Greetings from the school counseling office!

Happy month of May Falcons!

We are getting closer to the end of the school year. Now is the time to FINISH STRONG with you academics. If you need help, please let your teacher and/or school counselor know. We are here to help you with whatever you need through the last day of school. 

Seniors...don't get Senioritis! We still have over one month until graduation. There will be more exams, quizzes, and assignments to complete. Don't put yourself in jeopardy of not gradating on June 14th. 

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

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

For College resources and information click HERE!
School Year Calendar

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

Checking for Missing Assignments?

NEW: Skills 4 Life Podcasts - Northshore Schools Foundation

Woodinville Students & Parents,

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

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

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

Full Update and More info at: or

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Safety: Remind your students...

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

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

Weather & Emergency Information

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

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

Financial Assistance for Internet Access

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

Northshore Schools Foundation: Request for Removing Barriers Support

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

Apply for Funds

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

The NSD staff member will then submit your request.

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

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

May 06, 2022
Volume 11, Issue 29
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!

19819 136th Avenue NE | Woodinville, WA 98072 US

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