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Woodinville High School | Care - Respect - Leadership

“Education is the jewel casting brilliance into the future.” ~ Mari Evans

WHS Jazz Band
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Lady Falcons Slowpitch Softball Team named Fall Academic State Champs!

The Lady Falcons Slowpitch Softball team was named Academic State Champs for the fall 2021-22 sports season with the highest grade point average in Slowpitch Softball at 3.810! Congratulations to the team and Head Coach Kim Benedict! Coach Benedict commented, “It’s just awesome to see how much they've grown and how close they are as a team."  

The Lady Falcons were presented with a special plaque at the State Championships in Yakima last weekend and will also be awarded Scholastic Cup points that recognizes their performance in the classroom as well as sportsmanship on the field!

Good luck to WHS Cross Country!

State Tournament!
Saturday, November 6,
Sun Willows Golf Course, Pasco!

First Semester Mid-Term Progress Reports:

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

WE Club: Baby Supplies Drive, Nov 8-12

Next week, November 8th-12th, WE Club is hosting a Baby Supplies Drive! 
  • Students can turn in items such as diapers and baby formula to Room 334 during the school day. 
  • NHS students can earn a maximum of 2 NHS hours.
  • Students should DM @whs.weclub (Instagram) or contact Bailey Kennedy for more information.

National Honor Society

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

Application due November 29, 2021

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

Scan the QR code below or go to for more information!
Message from your WHS Counselors  
We made it through the first quarter!  Go Falcons!

Take a moment to reflect on how the return to in-person learning went for your student this quarter.  As a counseling team, we are aware of the new challenges placed on students and families due to Covid and the experience of remote learning.  

A recent article written by a Seattle area teacher resonates with us: The article highlights the challenges some students and staff members face as they return to school in-person. 

We are all working to get back into (school) shape! 
Here are some tips to help students and families get back into the race:
  • Celebrate how far your student has come this school year
  • Praise the fact that students are capable of doing something that might be challenging or uncomfortable. 
    Think of quarter grades as a snapshot of where you are right now. Use them as a gauge to determine what is working well and what can be improved upon before the end of the semester in January.
  • Partner with your student’s teachers, counselor, and administrators. School staff are also getting back into shape and have your child’s best interests at heart. Please be patient with us as we bend, flex, and work to help your student. 
  • Practice kindness. We have never returned to school during a pandemic and the road signs on how to navigate the barriers are not always clear. The unknown can create stress for students and adults alike.
  • Students want to spend time with you. Take time to connect as a family and enjoy time not focused on school. Students want to know their parents/guardians are excited to listen to them free of judgement.
  • We will get through this! The WHS community is resilient and strong. We work better together and are here to support each other. 
College and Career Center News

College & Career Center Scoop - CLICK HERE TO READ THE FIRST ISSUE!
Ms. Kia, College & Career and Running Start Counselor, has created the College & Career Center Scoop, a monthly newsletter to inform all students, families, and staff about all things related to college and career. Enjoy the first issue by clicking the link above. 

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

The list of the upcoming College Visits can be found here

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

Winter Sports
Athletics Registration!
Athletics registration is OPEN for 2021-22 winter and spring sports. Winter sports include men's and women's basketball, gymnastics, men's swim/dive, and coed wrestling. Tryouts/practice begin on Monday, November 15. Registration will close on November 14 for basketball and gymnastics which are tryout sports. Registration will remain open for men's swim/dive and coed wrestling until November 28.

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

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

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

Academic Eligibility Requirements

Student athletes in high school are expected to meet or exceed a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to participate in school-sponsored activities. There are regular grade checks for each sports season.
  • NSD Standard: Minimum 2.0 GPA each semester
  • WIAA Standard: Passing 6 classes
  • Visit the Eligibility page for more specific grade check and suspension information.

Questions? We're here to help!
If you have any questions, are having issues registering on Final Forms, or need to check on a physical expiration date, please email Renae Hector, WHS Athletic Secretary, at

Men's Swim & Dive needs DIVERS!

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

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

Practice is afternoons 4:15-5:25pm at Juanita Pool.
Meets are Thursday afternoons.
Registration is through Final Forms

Falcon Wrestling:
Teams for both boys and girls! 

Info Meeting - November 8,
Mat/Wrestling Room 540, 3:30p

Thinking about wrestling, we have a boys and girls team now. Thinking about a letterman’s jacket, like hard work, and having lot of fun? We have team building, weight lifting and introduction to wrestling. Wrestling helps you set and build goals like college. If you are curious and want to meet the new coaching staff please join us November 8th at 3:30p in the wrestling room (540).
Coach Wicklund
Wrestling is a winter sport that is open to boys and girls - no experience necessary. The girls team is looking for a few more athletes to fill their roster. There is a preseason meeting with Coach Wicklund after school on Monday, November 8th in the wrestling room. Anyone thinking about wrestling this year should attend. Email Kristine Korven at to get on the Wrestling Boosters mailing list for the latest information about the upcoming season.
The Woodinville Turkey Trot has lots of options this year! Participants can sign up to run a virtual or in person 5k and/or take on the 3k Calorie Challenge - 30 miles in 30 days to burn 3,000 Calories or ONE Thanksgiving dinner! Register now at and support the Woodinville Wrestling Booster Club and Cross Country Falcon Athletic Boosters. 

Student Celebrations

Best wishes and GO Falcons to our fall sport student-athletes and coaches!!

CP & Dorothy Johnson Nominees for the month of October

The CP & Dorothy Johnson Humanitarian Award was established in 1988 in memory of Clifford Paul Johnson and his wife Dorothy. Both C.P. and Dorothy Johnson were long time Bothell residents and educators who dedicated their lives to improving the lives of all children in our community. There are three categories teachers can nominate students:
  • Community: Students who demonstrate the ability to promote and foster collaboration toward a common goal, fairness, freedom of expression, and effective communication within a group.
  • Acceptance: Students who promote the value and celebration of their peers’ strengths, abilities, and identities.
  • Advocacy: Students who support the needs of, and encourage equitable opportunities and resources for, their peers.
Our WHS Racial and Educational Justice team will be building a monthly student pool of nominees from your teachers and WHS staff. These students will be finalist for the end of the year as recipient of the award presented by the district, and as part of this honor, they will recognize two students from each school who display the characteristics of a humanitarian in their school and community. Here are the nominations for the month of October and a short summary of why they were nominated from the teacher that nominated them.
Emma Mckay - grade 11: Community
Has done an outstanding job organizing the efforts to educate the WHS community about LGBTQ+ history. In doing so, she has rallied her peers, generated and fulfilled tasks, and followed through on obligations. She has also shown great resilience and perseverance when the LGBTQ+ history timeline was damaged. Instead of simply giving up, Emma immediately began to lead her peers in remedying the situation while simultaneously looking to discover what had happened. Through all this, she has effectively communicated with the members of the WHS GSA, educated the greater community, and grown as a leader.
Jeana Han - grade 12: Acceptance.
She is the Co-President of our Model United Nations Club. She goes out of her way to make all students feel welcome. Moreover, she has an international focus and a commitment to world peace. She is kind and empathetic and represents the best values of Woodinville High School aim to show "Care, Respect and Leadership”.

Donna Galstyan - grade 11: Advocacy.
She has been working with Mr. Davis to set up a physics tutorial program so students across all levels and in need have a place to receive assistance.


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

11/07: Standard Time - Set Clocks Back 1 Hour
11/08-12: Baby Supply Drive - Room 334
11/10: ERW 7-Period Schedule #5

11/10: Veterans Day Assemblies
11/10: Spanish Club Movie Night
11/11: No School - Veterans Day                                                                         
11/24: Not an ERW - 7-Period Schedule #2
11/25: Woodinville Turkey Trot

11/25-26: No School - Thanksgiving Break
11/29: WHS NHS Intent to Join, Hours, and Fee due by 11:55 p.m.
11/29-12/17: ASB Holiday Food Drive
12/01: Women of Influence Movie Night
12/01-17: Yearbook Sales-Final sales window of the school year
12/04: SAT at WHS
12/06-10: NHS Toy/Book Drive
12/09: Winter Concert #1
12/13-17: Winterfest!

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

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

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2:00am

Veterans Day - Thursday, November 11
Altered Schedule Next Week!

With Veterans Day next Thursday, November 11, we will be on ERW 7-Period Schedule #5 on Wednesday, November 10.

Thanks are extended to all our veterans who have served, and those who continue to serve, for their sacrifice, courage, strength, and dedication to our country and our safety!

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

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

Drop Off and Pick Up: A Community Request

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

Hello WHS families!

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


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

Due to high email and call volumes: if you are reporting your child absent from school due to any of the symptoms listed below for any period of time, they are required to get a NAAT, RT-PCR or PCR test prior to return to school. Reference the King County Return to School Flow Chart NSD follows below.  
  • Fever of 100.4°F or 38°C or higher 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Chills  
  • Fatigue 
  • Muscle pain or body aches  
  • Headache 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Sore throat 
  • Congestion or runny nose 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
Various testing sites available through your provider, King County or UW testing sites (linked below). Please return all Covid results to the WHS and

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

If a student is out of school for testing Positive with Covid, please notify WHS school nurses Christie Callahan/Jennifer Gardner immediately, this is related to protocols from Public Health guidelines.
Thank You, 
Christie Callahan RN, BSN
School Nurse Woodinville High School (425) 408-7406
Jennifer Gardner RN, BSN
School Nurse Woodinville High School (425) 408-7406
Attendance & Early Dismissals
Our student day is from 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. and WHS expects all students to attend school every day.  Below are a few highlights of our attendance policy and procedures:
  • Absences must be excused within two (2) school days of the absence or students will be assigned progressive discipline.
  • Ten hours of excused and/or unexcused absences in a semester in a given class may result in going through the Attendance Validation process.
  • When a student accumulates three (3) or more days of unexcused absences it will result in a conference with administration.
  • If a student misses more than 15 minutes of class, it is considered an absence
  • If a student requires an early dismissal, the student needs to come to the Attendance Office before school or during Options with a parent/guardian signed request. We are no longer accepting phone calls or emails for early dismissal to limit classroom interuptions.
  • Students who arrive late to school (both excused and unexcused) must check in at the Attendance Office for a pass before proceeding to class.
Please refer to the WHS Website’s Attendance Page and/or the WHS Student Handbook for more details or contact the Attendance Office at 425.408.7410 or
Fee Waivers for Students

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

Financial Assistance for Internet Access

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

Northshore Schools Foundation: Request for Removing Barriers Support

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

Apply for Funds

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

The NSD staff member will then submit your request.

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

Yearbook Information

Senior Pictures:

Here is the Link to our Senior Photo List. Yearbook Senior Photo List. I would strongly encourage you to double check that we have the correct photo for you. By 11/12-These pictures will be placed in the book and we will be sending these pages off to the publisher for printing. Once they are gone there is nothing we can do. Please take care of this quickly, do not wait.

There are three columns next to the senior’s name. One labeled “nice”, one labeled “Dorian-ASB Picture” and lastly “No Picture”.

Each column has a “yes” written in it if that is the picture we have. For many of our seniors we have both a “nice” and the “Dorian-ASB Picture”. We of course will use the “nice” picture.

If we only have the “Dorian” one that is the picture we will use. If this is a mistake, please email me your picture ASAP. Please remember it needs to be a minimum of 3.5MB in size, no hats, no props, just you in a clear head and shoulder picture. 

Senior Grad Ads: 

Grad Ads are up and running. What is a Grad Ad? Well it’s space in the Senior Section of the Yearbook where you can applaud your child’s achievements with a tribute in their yearbook. Celebrate with words of congratulations, praise and encouragement.  You can also add the pictures we wouldn’t take in the Senior Portrait section, with animals, props etc. Please click the link to purchase Balfour Grad Ad Link. They go off sale on Dec. 17th at Midnight, Pacific Time. 

Ad Pricing: Full Page Ad $200, 1/2 Page Ad $110, 1/4 Page Ad $55, 1/8 Page Ad $30

Steps to purchase an ad:
  1. Log in using the above link. Ads are purchased online through Balfour only.
  2. Sign in using your child's name, I think you have to also create an account giving Balfour an email address. Please be sure to use an address that you regularly use/read. Once you purchase the ad, you will be sent a link to use to upload your pictures and words. This does not always come right away, it may take a day before confirmation of purchase happens. And confirmation of purchase is actually the email containing your link to create your ad. You do not need to complete the ad on the same day you purchase it, you will have until January 3, 2022 to complete the ad. 
  3. We ask that you don’t create your ad using Photoshop or any other photo editing software. They don’t transfer well. Please use the tools provided. We want to be sure that you understand that we will change the fonts on the ads to match those we use in the book as well as any colored backgrounds. We want the Senior Ad section to go along with the theme of the book. We want it pretty :-). Wingspan also reserves the right to edit ads based on school policy and yearbook guidelines. We will contact you if we need to change anything drastically.
  4. You will get a preview of the ad before you submit, if you want to keep that preview you need to screenshot it. Unless it’s changed from last year once the preview is gone you won’t see it again until the book comes out. Unfortunately we can’t spare the time to send you another preview, there is just so much to do once January comes, I am so sorry. :-(
  5. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to email me.
  6. If your questions have to do with the site you have to contact Balfour directly at 1-800-944-5930. Again, please remember they are Pacific Standard Time (the plant is in Texas.)

I know this seems really early but we have to know how many pages you all want, to include that in the size of the book.

Yearbook Selling Period

The yearbook will go back on sale December 1-17th. That is the LAST chance to buy a yearbook.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Ms. Alder at, or have your student stop by room 238 and Ms. Alder will be happy to help you.

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

November 5, 2021
Volume 11, Issue 9
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 7:50 A.M. – 3:50 P.M. 

425-408-7400 /

Our Office Team is here to help you!
Carolyn Moriarty, Office Manager, Ext. 7401
Ellen Esteves Main Office Secretary, Ext. 7403
Denise Schwans, ASB/Assessments/Graduation Coordination, Ext. 7515
Jenn Diaz, Student Info Specialist/Registrar, Ext. 7512
Kim Benedict, Attendance Secretary, Ext. 7410
Roberta Porter, Counseling Office Manager, Ext. 7418
Nicki Kongkarat, ASB/Bookkeeping, Fine/Fee Payment, Ext. 7504
Renae Hector, Athletics Secretary, Ext. 7491

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

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