WHS Fall Play: Tickets on Sale! The Legend of Sleepy Hollow October 19-21, 7p and October 21, 2p
The Woodinville High School Theatre Company will start the 2023-24 season by bringing The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by John Heimbuch and Jon Ferguson to the WHS Theater stage. This dynamic ensemble-based retelling of the famous Washington Irving short story is a spooktacular, crowd-pleasing theatrical event, perfect for the Halloween season. It’s the details that make any story convincing, and this marvelous rendition of the Great American Halloween Story is sure to please you. Don’t miss it!
Performances will run October 19-21, at 7:00p, plus a matinee on October 21 at 2:00p in the Woodinville High School Theater.
This show is recommended for audiences over 10 years old.
Ticket Sales Tickets can be purchased online or at the WHS office.
Reserved seating only! Tickets are available for purchase first come, first serve starting Monday, September 25:
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
*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.)
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.
Tickets purchased at the box office are cash or check only.
The box office opens at 6:15p each show night and at 1:15p for the Saturday matinee.
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.
Class of 2024 Senior Yearbook Photos: Due Thurs, Oct 26
Provided size and other requirements are met, seniors can submit a photograph for the yearbook from whichever professional photographer a family chooses; OR a photograph taken by an amateur; OR seniors can choose to have the free Dorian photo (taken for their required ID card during Falcon Days or on make-up day September 14) published in the yearbook. Learn more about specific requirements on the Yearbook website at https://woodinville.nsd.org/activities/yearbook-2023-24.
Class of 2024 Yearbook Questions Should you have any questions, please email Ms. Alder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Details regarding the upload of senior yearbook photos will follow after school starts, well before the October 26 deadline. Once the information becomes available, most professional photographers can upload the image for the senior or can provide the senior with a .jpeg image digitally for the senior to upload themselves.
Class of 2024 Senior Name Verification
Attention seniors: Please confirm the name you would like printed on your diploma and in the Commencement program.
Step 1 - Please log into your school email and open the email sent to you to review your name(s), first, middle, and last name we have listed for you in our student information system.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Porter, WHS Counseling Office Manager, at email@example.com.
NSD REQUIRED FORMS DUE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2023!
NSD Communications will be emailing all families about the requirement to electronically acknowledge the annual District form notifications the week of August 28. As took place last year, parents and guardians must acknowledge the NSD forms outlined below before being able to view information in ParentVue and students will need to sign off on the Rights & Responsibilities Handbook before being able to access StudentVUE. The District will send Synergy activation keys to all families who do not have an active ParentVUE account. Required forms:
WA State Attendance Letter
Rights and Responsibilities Handbook (parents/guardians AND students)
Student Housing Questionnaire
Permission to Withhold Student Directory Information
Fee Waiver Consent Form (available August 1) Completing the fee waiver consent form in ParentVUE will allow families who qualify for free and reduced status to share the information with those administering extra-curricular activities at our school or within the district to reduce certain fees or waive certain extracurricular fees. Learn more: https://woodinville.nsd.org/resources/payments#fs-panel-148324
Please mark your calendar to log into ParentVUE to acknowledge the required forms by Sunday, October 15!
If you need your user name and password for ParentVUE, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please know that when you next login to ParentVUE, you will be prompted to download, read, and take action for each of the forms listed above.
The applicable acknowledgement(s) must be completed by ALL parents/guardians and students in NSD.
SOLUTIONS TO MOST COMMON QUESTIONS:
ParentVue/StudentVUE will not accept your signature. (Invalid Signature Error)
Please refer to the spelling of your name in the upper right-hand corner of the form.
Your signature needs to match the spelling that is listed there.
If your name is spelled incorrectly, please email email@example.com with the correct spelling.
You receive an error when trying to download the Rights and Responsibilities Handbook letter.
If you are using a cell phone to download this letter, please try again on a desktop computer or a laptop.
If you are still unable to download it, please let firstname.lastname@example.org know ASAP.
Verify that all the forms have been completed. (What is the current status of your forms)
Go to "my account" tab at the top of ParentVue/StudentVUE and scroll down to acknowledged documents, this will show the status of all your forms.
The forms are available in English, as well as the District’s ten most common languages. If you would like to access a paper copy of these forms, please contact email@example.com.
If you have any questions about these forms, please contact Student Services at (425) 408-7725 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Jaime Dugan Early Notification of Admission to Stanford!
Senior Jaime Dugan received an early notification of admission to Stanford! This is a tribute to Jaime’s outstanding achievements as a student-athlete both in the gym and in the classroom. Jaime earned a gymnastics scholarship and is undecided at this time; however Jaime expressed an interest in pursuing human biology. Congratulations to Jaime and her family on this honor!
Woodinville Cross Country Team Debut at Woodbridge Classic; Shine under the Lights of the Country's Largest Invitational
Congratulations to our Falcon Cross Country traveling teams that competed at the 42nd Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic in Irvine, Calif. The invitational, presented by ASICS, is the largest XC event in the U.S., drawing some of the top-ranked teams and individuals in the nation. Over 11,500 runners competed in 52 different 3-mile races in various divisions at Orange County’s Great Park on September 15 and 16. Seven boys ran in a varsity division race with a total of 188 competitors. Junior Jackson Green was the first of the Falcons to finish and nailed a PR of 16:35.9. The top varsity girls gave strong performances in a division of 189 runners. Sophomore Samantha Philp was the first Falcon across the finish line, taking 23rd place with a PR of 21:19.8. In the girls’ novice division, with a whopping 508 competitors, the Falcons took 1st, 3rd, 4th and 20th places. Sophomore Morgan Hanna took first place in the division with a PR of 22:04.2.
Traveling Team Members: Juniors - Thomas Cooper, Cara Gallagher, Jackson Green, Madison Hecht, Elisia Salvadalena Sophomores - Gavin Bartell, Morgan Hanna, Tristan Hanna, Samantha Philp, Madeline Roberdeau Freshmen - Robert Castaneda, Mikaela Hoe, Lyle Whitlinger, Wyatt Whitlinger Coaches - Jennifer Bolibol, Parker Dahl, Chris Houser
“Taking a team to a prestigious invitational like Woodbridge has been a dream of mine for a while,” said head coach Jennifer Bolibol. “We have a relatively young team with a number of sophomores and freshmen, so competing at a high-level with huge competitive fields showed our runners what’s possible and made them hungry to continue to advance” she said.
The Falcons’ next meet will be the John Payne Invitational at Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place on Saturday, September 30.
Ongoing: Fee Waiver Consent Form available for families who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch 09/29: Class Fees Due through TouchBase 09/29: SAT October 11 School-Day exam registration for seniors due through Regismart 10/02-06: NHS Clothing Drive 10/07: Pink Out Football vs. Mount Si, 1pm 10/11: PSAT Exam at WHS (All 10th & 11th) 10/11: SAT Exam at WHS (Pre-registered 12th graders) (during the school day) 10/11: Grade-Level Activities for freshmen and non-SAT testing seniors 10/13: College Apps & Snacks, Library 10/15: NSD REQUIRED FORMS SIGN OFF IN PARENTVUE & STUDENTVUE DUE 10/16-22: Senior Week - CO2023 Cap, Gown & Announcement sales with Jostens 10/19: Picture Retakes, Theatre/Gym Foyer during lunches 10/19-21: Fall Play - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Theatre, 7pm (Plus Matinee, Oct. 21, 2pm) 10/26: Senior Yearbook Photos Due 10/26: Fall Music Concert, WHS Theatre, 7p 10/27: Flapjack Friday 10/27: College Apps & Snacks, Library 10/31: Northlake Jazz Festival @ WHS 10/31: Halloween 11/02: Financial Aid Night, Theatre, 6:00-7:30pm 11/03: End of 1st Quarter 11/05: Standard Time - Back 1 Hour 11/05-07: DECA Fall Leadership Conference 11/06-10: School Psychologist Awareness Week 11/10: Veterans Day Holiday - No School 11/12: Diwali (No Evening Events) 11/13: Mid-term Progress Reports Mailed 11/17: Senior College Apps & Snacks, Library 11/22: Half-Day Schedule #29 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)
05/18: Senior Prom, Seattle Aquarium, 8-11p 06/14: Class of 2023 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am 06/18: Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony, Pop Keeney, 1pm
NSD Welcome Back Celebration!
The district appreciates your participation and has the honor to invite our NSD Latino Parents to our Welcome Back Celebration! This event will take place on October 4th at the Admind Center Board Room from 6:30-8:30pm.
“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: https://www.covid.gov/tests). 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! STAY HEALTHY FALCONS! WE’VE GOT THIS!
Cars and Parking Lots During Options & Lunch
A reminder that students are not to be hanging out in cars or in the parking lots during options or lunch. Students were reminded of this during Falcon Days, is not a new policy, but one that we are returning to reinforcing this year for safety and supervision reasons both for students individually and for all WHS students. We will continue to remind students of this the first two days of school, but expect all students are aware of and following this policy after that.
Passes Required for Elevator Use
As we start the 2023-2024 school year please note that in order to use the elevator, students are required to check out an elevator pass in the Main Office with Mrs. Benedict.
The ONLY students who should be using the elevator are students with medical conditions. If a student is seen using the elevator without a pass that has been checked out, they will receive progressive discipline.
Bus Passes for the 2023-2024 School Year
We are not able to provide bus passes at this time. Load counts on buses can not be assessed until all eligible riders have had the opportunity to ride their bus. Student enrollment has increased which puts school buses at or close to capacity. Therefore, Bus Passes will not be approved for the first month and a half of school until we are able to properly assess available seats.
Pop Keeney Sporting Event Reminders!
Our fall sports season has kicked off, and the Pop Keeney staff would like to remind parents and students about the standard rules that apply when attending ANY sporting event at Pop Keeney.
All bags, purses & carry-in items may be subject to search
No alcohol, tobacco, or drug products are allowed (this includes vape pens)
All Students must have photo ID (ie. Schoo ID card or drivers license)
A paying adult must accompany any middle or elementary school student for the entirety of the event
No backpacks allowed inside the stadium
No sporting equipment allowed in spectator sections (this includes small toy soccer and footballs)
No Fighting pushing, or running.
There are no re-entry privileges, once you leave the inside of the gated area you are not allowed to return without purchasing another ticket
All students are subject to all school rules, regulations & discipline.
Any situation that requires security and/ or police involvement will result in students or visitors being asked to leave the premises immediately.
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!
Juniors & Sophomores: Student District-Issued Device required for PSAT/NMSQT October 11th
In our continued commitment to our students’ college readiness and our ongoing improvement efforts, the annual PSAT/NMSQT exam will be administered to all juniors and sophomores at WHS on Wednesday, October 11th during the school day with results being available in mid-December.
Please note there are some important technological changes, as the PSAT will be administered electronically this year. The College Board no longer offers a paper and pencil PSAT exam. As we prepare for the PSAT, please read closely the information below as it relates to the movement to an all-electronic format that includes the use of each student’s district-issued Chromebook. As PSAT testing cannot be done on a student’s personal computer:
**Students are expected to bring their assigned district-issued Chromebook on testing day.
**The Chromebooks must be brought to school fully charged.
**Students must restart and test their Chromebooks a couple of days before the testing day to ensure they are in good working order. Once restarted, when students click on APPS, they should be able to see an application called BLUEBOOK.
**Reach out to Ms. Aarthi (email@example.com) in the library if there are any issues with the device.
**For students who do not have an assigned district device, it is important to CLICK HERE for further instructions.
The PSAT measures critical reading, math problem solving, and writing skills that are important for success in college and in other post-secondary pursuits and is the qualifying test juniors must take to enter the National Merit Scholarship Corporation scholarship program.
The exam fee is $18.00 and has been populated to all junior and sophomore accounts and was due September 15.
Information regarding day of procedures will be communicated as we get closer to the testing date. Questions can be directed to PSAT Testing Coordinator Michael Kelly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAT Testing Information - Wed, October 11
The SAT School Day exam is scheduled for WHS seniors on Wednesday, October 11 (during the school day at WHS).
Registration window is from Wednesday, August 30 through Friday, September 29 (no late registration after September 29) for WHS October 11 SAT School Day. 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 September 29.
Registration and payment are not made at the Woodinville High School main or cashier's offices.
Other SAT Exam Opportunities
SAT exams are also administered several times per year at other locations inside and outside of the Northshore School District. Students will need to establish a College Board account before they can register for these tests. It is important that the student registers with their own account, not a parent's account. Creating an account takes about 30 minutes. This is the same account that you will use if you are registering for an AP test.
With a College Board account, you can register for the SAT, and access/print your SAT Admission Ticket. You can also access your SAT scores online and send them to colleges. Additionally, an account lets you manage your personal college list, save your scholarship searches, compare costs at colleges that interest you, and more.
As these tests fill up quickly, we recommend that if you want to test at a convenient location that you sign up for the SAT early. Otherwise, you might end up taking the test at a location further away.
Registration and further information about the SAT can be found at:
Reduced or Waived Fees 2023-24 Don't forget... families must re-apply every year!
Parents and guardians whose income falls within specified guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture should apply for free or reduced-price meals for their students. Applications are due by October 17th to avoid an interruption in benefits (only one application is required per family), but families can apply at any time during the year – throughout the year. If you qualify for Free or Reduced Meals you may also qualify for:
School fee waivers (a fee waiver consent form must be completed) in addition to the Free and Reduced application.
See below for more information or contact your school counselor (available after August 23).
Other services such as health insurance.
Contact Nurse Christie Callahan or Jennifer Gardner for more information.
The Northshore School District provides each student with a district-issued technology device. When students/families assume responsibility for a district-issued device, they sign forms agreeing to accept financial responsibility for any device damage or loss. We know accidents and loss can happen. The Student Device Protection Plan provides NSD families an optional path to mitigate the financial liability of using a district device.
PARTICIPATION COST: The standard payment to enroll in the NSD Student Device Protection Plan is $25 per year; free for students who have qualified for free or reduced-price meals and who have provided consent to share their status for fee waivers. No refunds will be given once enrolled in this program.
COVERAGE AND BENEFIT: This program covers the device (Chromebook, Macbook, or iPad) loaned to your student against accidental damage for the school year. This program does NOT cover damage resulting from misuse or neglectful loss of the device. We expect all students to properly use their device and to secure it when it is not being used. If the device is used improperly or is not secured while the student is not using it, families will be expected to pay the full cost of replacement or repair.
The WHS ASB Math Club is seeking donations to fund supplies and their future competitions and field trips. Math Club members would very much appreciate the help of your generous donation to reach their goal!
Donate at TouchBase Lite: https://wa-northshore-lite.intouchreceipting.com 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