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WHS Chromebook Device Swap for Seniors, Juniors, & Sophomores: October 16-18

On October 16th, 17th and 18th, the NSD Technology Department will be conducting the device swap event at WHS. Students in grades 10-12 will be swapping out their old chromebook for a new one. This will take place in our library during the students specific math class. Your 10th, 11th and/or 12th grade student(s) are required to bring their assigned Chromebook to school and exchange it for a new Chromebook. Charger and bag will not be exchanged. Their current charger and bag will work with the new device.
To prepare for the swap, please ask your students to:
  1. Carefully remove any stickers, tape, or other personal items from the Chromebook.
  2. Log out of the Chromebook.
  3. Be sure that the Chromebook is the one assigned to them and not to a friend or sibling.  Check with the School Technology Specialist in the Library to confirm if they are unsure.
  4. Note any problems with their assigned Chromebook? Ask your students to report those problems to the School Technology Specialist as soon as possible.
  5. Students must bring their student ID card for verification
Don't have a math class? Please stop by the Library anytime during the school day on October 18th for the device swap.

Although students should be bringing their device to school each day, in order to support a smooth device swap, please remind your student to bring their Chromebooks to school each day during the device swap window.
2023-24 Advanced Placement Testing Payment and Registration Information

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

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

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

Advanced Placement Exam Registration & Payment is a two-step process (Both parts must be completed for each AP exam to be registered, ordered, and paid for).
  • STEP 1: Students will need to login or create a College Board account via Students will also need a “join code” (see all join codes at the bottom of this communication) to join a class section. Note: An exam cannot be ordered for you until you complete Step 1! Students do not need to be enrolled in an AP course to take an AP exam. If you want to take an AP exam and not enrolled in an AP course, you will still need a join code to register, order, and pay for an exam. If you want to take an exam that is not listed on the site with a join code, please contact AP Coordinator Damen Schuneman to get a join code issued.
  • STEP 2: Students will PAY for their AP exam fees via Note: An exam cannot be fully ordered and paid for you until you complete Step 1! (The College Board does not accept payment when registering for an AP exam so we have to use a second party to accept and track exam payment.)
  • AP Registration Payment Deadline: November 15th 2023
  • It is recommended that students use their Northshore email account ( when registering for both Total Registration and the College Board. Failure to use the same NSD email on both sites may cause a student to not get the correct AP exam.   
  • AP exams will cost $108.00 (AP Seminar and AP Research are $148.00). This must be paid for by November 15th, 2023 to avoid having to pay a late exam order fee ($40). 
  • Late registration fee mandated by College Board: Students may register for an AP exam AFTER November 15th, 2023 and up until March 15th, 2024, but will have to pay an additional $40 per exam late order fee. 
  • Any students who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch are eligible for a fee waiver and will not have to pay for an AP exam.
Questions? Contact AP Coordinator Damen Schuneman for general questions regarding AP Exam Registration.
For more information, please visit the WHS AP Website.
Panorama Social Emotional Learning Survey, Tues, Oct. 24
On Tuesday, October 24th, all WHS students will be invited to take part in a Panorama Social Emotional Learning survey. This is a district-wide initiative that all NSD schools will participate in. WHS specifically will be using the data gathered from the survey to help guide teachers, administrators, counselors, and other support staff in continuing our work to create a sense of belonging, safety, and support for all students.

For more information on the survey, please visit this page of the NSD website.
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:
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.) 
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.
  • 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
Please submit your Senior “Nice” Photos to Yearbook Snap or Yearbook Snap Website

Due: Oct 26, 2023-We have a link to a Google Sheets Document where you can double check if we have your picture. This will be periodically updated (usually after 5th period each day)Senior Photo List 2024

Step One: Class of 2024 Senior “Nice” Photo needs to be:
  1. Image needs to be in JPG format, 300 DPI, max of 25MB (average digital picture size for our yearbook 3.5MB). This is an average picture size of about 3”by 4”.
  2. Please only upload ONE photo for your Senior Portrait, we don’t want to choose.
  3. Vertical Head and shoulders pictures only, we will crop your photo to fit our guidelines.
  4. No props, pets, hats, sunglasses, anything that covers your face, or other people in the picture.
We reserve the right to ask you to submit another picture.

Step Two: Choose either to download the App or go to the Website

**Yearbook will be using this App all year to get pictures from you for topics in the 2024 Yearbook so you may want this on your phone.**

To Submit to the Yearbook Snap App
  1. Download Yearbook SNAP! Google Play / Apple Store
    Search for Woodinville High School & Enter: Falcons24 (case sensitive)
  2. Select “Yearbook Snap-Portraits”-Please only submit one
  3. Enter the name and grade of student
  4. Enter your info and submit, you have to answer all of the questions to get the submit button to activate.
  5. You will receive an email confirmation to the address you give them.
Submit to the Yearbook Snap Website
  1. Visit and search for Woodinville High School Enter the code: Falcons24  (case sensitive).
  2. Select your image (please only submit one) and click the “Yearbook Snap-Portraits”  category **not from social media, quality is too low
  3. Check the ‘this is a portrait’ box and enter your name, and name of student.
  4. Enter your information, then submit
  5. You will receive an email confirmation to the address you give them.
Learn more about specific requirements on the Yearbook website at

Class of 2024 Yearbook Questions
Should you have any questions, please email Ms. Alder at
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.
  • Step 2 – Go to this link to Class of 2024 Senior Name Verification to verify your name(s) and to indicate which name you would like printed on your
    • Diploma and in the
    • Printed Commencement program
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Porter, WHS Counseling Office Manager, at

Counselor's Corner

Hello from the Counseling Department!

This week, we had the honor of working closely with our Senior and Freshman students during Wednesday's PSAT. 

Recap of PSAT & Grade-Level Activities on 10/11
Freshmen had three different rotations:
  • Presentation from our administrators about the importance of being respectful/treating each other with kindness
  • Mental health information from counselors and the PE department
  • Naviance/High School & Beyond Plan information from the counselors (including a guest counselor from a feeder middle school!)
Seniors had a menu of options to pick from that included:
  • Counselors helped students work on their college applications during the Apps and Snacks session. Over 75 students enjoyed dorm-style snacks while they fine-tuned their essays and application questions. 
  • The Community College fair included information about Bellevue, Cascadia and Lake WA Tech. Admission representatives were present to answer questions, hand out swag, and share information about their programs. 
  • A Boeing representative presented internship and post-secondary job opportunities 
  • Some seniors spent their time visiting college campuses during this time
We are in the thick of college application season and counselors are here to help! We are offering College Apps and Snacks in the library on the following dates: 10/13, 10/27, 11/9, 11/17, and 12/8. We encourage Seniors to come and see us with any questions they may need with the process. Resources are also available on our website and in the Senior Handbook:

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


Thanks extended to ASB students for Homecoming Leadership Responsibilities
Thanks were extended to the following students for their leadership in planning the successful Homecoming in September! Riley Hager, Ethan Millar, Anna Hampton, Oliver Ingebretsen, Ainsley Mann, Nate Schramm, Caitlyn Eggert, Carter Johnson, Holly Pender, Branson Capps, Jane Norris, Sydney Overcash, Dayana Romero, and Amogh Patil led committees and provided outstanding leadership for the event! Many thanks, as well, to Jenn Diaz for helping put together and decorate the fun treat for the kids!
Journalism Club Attends WJEA Journalism Conference!
Six Journalism Club students attended the WJEA Journalism Days Conference at Everett Community College on Friday, October 6.  Students attended workshops in photography, sports writing, editorial writing and student law, followed by an inspiring keynote speech by Marcus Harrison Green, founder of the South Seattle Emerald and columnist with the Seattle Times.  

In the photo from left to right: 
Advisor, Sarah Sheridan
Dan Baerwald
Mason Jenks
Molly Hakkarainen
Avery Cherry
Advisor, Christine Traxler

In attendance but not in photo: Hunter Darnall and Jack Knoll


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

10/16-18: Device Swap for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders
10/16-22: Senior Week - CO2024 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)
10/24: Healthy Youth Survey, Grades 10 & 12 & Panorama Social & Emotional Survey
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
11/03: NHS Application Deadline, 11:55p
11/05: Standard Time - Back 1 Hour
11/05-07: DECA Fall Leadership Conference
11/06-10: School Psychologist Awareness Week
11/09: Senior College Apps & Snacks
11/10: Veterans Day Holiday - No School
11/12: Diwali (No Evening Events)
11/13: Mid-Term Progress Reports - Uploaded to Documents Tab in ParentVUE/StudentVUE
11/17: Senior College Apps & Snacks, Library
11/21: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule #10
11/22: Half-Day Schedule #29 (Dismissal Time Pending District Confirmation)
11/22:  Spanish Club Dance Performance
11/23: Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
11/24: Native American Heritage Day Holiday - No School

11/27-30: Yearbook Sales (11/27-12/15) (Final pre-order sales window of the 2023-24 school year)
12/01-15: Yearbook Sales (Final pre-order sales window of 2023-24 school year)
12/02: Robotics League 1 - 2nd State Qualifier
12/02: NHS Due Deadline, 11:55p
12/04-15: ASB Holiday Food Drive
12/07: Winter Concer #1, 7p
12/08: Senior College Apps & Snacks
12/08: Winter Spirit Assembly
12/09: Senior Class Holiday Bazaar, WHS Commons, 10a-3p
12/11-15: Winterfest Spirit Week
12/12: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule #10
12/14: Winter Concert #2, 7p
12/15: Learning Center Breakfast
12/15: Senior Grad Ads Due to Yearbook
12/18-29: Winter Break - No School
01/01: Winter Break - No School - Happy New Year!
01/02: School Resumes

05/18: Senior Prom, Seattle Aquarium, 8-11p
06/14: Class of 2024 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am
06/18: Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony, Pop Keeney, 1pm

Senior Week, Oct. 16-20!

Class of 2024! It's time to order caps, gowns and annoucements!

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)
  • Weapons Letter 
  • 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:

Please mark your calendar to log into ParentVUE to acknowledge the required forms by Sunday, October 15!
  • If you have never logged into ParentVUE, you will find instructions on how to do so when you click the ParentVUE link ( 
  • If you need your user name and password for ParentVUE, email
  • 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.

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 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 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

If you have any questions about these forms, please contact Student Services at (425) 408-7725 or by email at

Free and Reduced 2023-24
Applications Due Tues, Oct. 17!

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 free and reduced online application only takes a few minutes and is the fastest, easiest way to get approved.  Find the online application here: Further information can be found on NSD’s Food Services website at
Washington State Healthy Youth Survey 2023

Our school is participating in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey during fall 2023. The survey will be given to students in Grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 in large districts and students in Grades 6 through 12 in small school districts.

The Healthy Youth Survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, sexual behaviors, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities, and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous. There are no codes or information used to match a survey to a student.
Holiday Bazaar 2023-24

Woodinville High School's Senior Class Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the WHS Commons! Please join us!

Portions of the proceeds from this holiday craft fair support reducing ticket prices for the Class of 2024's prom and senior breakfast!
Vendor Applications Open through November 28!

Woodinville High School's Senior Class Holiday Bazaar vendor table reservations will benefit the WHS Class of 2024's prom and senior breakfast activities!
See the application for further details!

If you should have any questions, please email

Thank you for your support and see you there!

2023 Spring Smarter Balanced Assessment Results

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

What are the current recommendations for when you are sick?

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


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

Sign up to Wrestle During the Winter Sports Season!

A friendly reminder to our Wrestling athletes that they must be registered in Final Forms prior to the start of the season. Register now!
WHS Wrestling Booster Club Turkey Trot!
Sign up now to join the fun on Thanksgiving morning to walk/run the turkey trot and support WHS Wrestling. Sign up here for the race:

WHS Music Boosters General Information

Woodinville High School Music Boosters is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of volunteers fully committed to serving the music department and its students.  Our volunteers assist with events and raising funds to support activities and supplies that are not provided by NSD.

Want to Help?
  • Come to one of our monthly meetings
  • Sign up for our mailing list to receive news & updates by emailing:
  • Support us via tax deductible donations
  • Donate via PayPal:
WHS Math Club Seeking Donations

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:
A username/password are not needed.
1.     Under the Item drop down menu on the right-hand side under Cart, select “WHS Math Club Donation”
2.     Under Amount, designate how much you would like to donate by clicking the up/down toggle or typing in the amount (The sum will move into your Cart)
3.     Under Memo, add a message, if desired
4.     Click Buy (The sum will move into your Cart)
5.     Click Cart
6.     Click Pay
7.     Enter your First Name, Last Name, Address, Phone, and Email
8.     Click Pay
9.     Enter your credit/debit card information
10.  Click I’m not a robot
11.  Click Pay
12.  You will then be able to print, download, or send your receipt to your email address

Thank you for supporting the WHS Math Club!

Questions about student meals? 

Learn more about student breakfast and lunch options on the district food services webpage.
Transportation 2023-24

Please click this LINK for bus information 2023-24. Bus stop information is now available.

Please click HERE for Daily Bus Passes and Activity Bus Passes routes and information! 

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

October 13, 2023
Volume 13, Issue 7
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 7:50 A.M. – 3:50 P.M. 

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

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

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