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"One Falcon, One Family"

ASB Can the Man Food Drive Success! 

Thank you to ASB/Leadership, Mike Kelly, and to all who contributed to the Can the Man Food Drive that concluded Friday, November 17. Our students loaded the 5,028 items collected into Maltby Food Bank’s trucks on Monday, November 20! The Seniors won the class doughnut competition with 2,467 items, followed by the Juniors with 1,727, the Sophomores with 653, and the Freshmen with 181! Many thanks to the Falcon Community for their support of this food drive!

Has your student purchased a 2023-2024 yearbook?
Final sales window open through Fri, Dec. 15!

Did your student purchase a yearbook? Now through December 15 is the last opportunity to purchase a 2023-24 yearbook! Yearbooks are on sale online through TouchBase or at the Cashier’s or Main office for $55. Yearbooks are pre-sold only and will be ordered after this sales window closes! Students can check the list posted at the Cashier’s Office and by the ASB classroom to confirm if a yearbook has been ordered. The information is also available under customer history in TouchBase. Please reach out to your student's counselor if there is a need for financial assistance.

Direct yearbook inquires to Adviser Sharon Alder at

Senior Grad Ads on Sale Thru Fri, Dec. 15
Each year parents opt to purchase some space in the yearbook to congratulate their senior. There are full, half, quarter and eighth page ads for sale. Everything is done online, you upload photos (baby, senior photos, and/or a congratulatory message), create your ad and pay for your ad through the Walsworth Yearbook website.

Sizes and prices are below:
  • Full page - $200
  • 1/2 page - $110
  • 1/4 page - $55
  • 1/8 page - $30
*Please note there is a surcharge charged by the company. 

Counselor's Corner

Hey Falcons!
Winter Break is only two weeks away, hang in there! Don’t forget you also have the majority of January to get your grades up before the end of first semester. 

We know this can also be a stressful time of year for students and families. We encourage you to keep in touch with your emotions and practice self-care….  
  • Exercise: go for a walk/run, do yoga, lift weights, play basketball
  • Practice mindfulness: notice your thoughts and feelings, stay calm, practice deep breathing
  • Care for others: send a text, write a note, deliver food/drink, help with chores
  • Sleep: never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep or a nap
SENIORS! Please remember that HSBP is a graduation requirement. If you need help with your High School & Beyond Plan, please contact Ms. Tang in the College & Career Center.

With the holidays coming up, here are a few local resources for food assistance:

Northshore Nourishing Network is a website that lists local food banks, pantries, and community meal information. They help individuals and families who are facing food insecurity to find local and regional food resources, and help people who have food and resources to get them to the people in need.

Maltby Food Bank

Woodinville Storehouse

Call 211 ○ Tell the representative what support you are looking for and they will provide you with a list of resources.

Mental Health Resources
We encourage you to keep in touch with your emotions and reach out for help. Your loved ones, friends, teachers, and counselors can all support you right now. Your Woodinville High School counseling team is here for you. If you are worried about a friend, please be the one to reach out and get them the help they might need. 

Here is the link to the school district mental health support page that has resources.

Students please don’t forget you can drop-in to the school counseling office any day before/after school, during Options or during your lunch. We are always happy to see you. If you need an appointment and a different time, feel free to schedule a time to meet here.

Please know that your WHS Counseling Team is here to provide support and help in any way possible.

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


Staffing Updates!
Welcome Attendance Secretary Julie Leong!
Please give a warm Falcon welcome to Julie Leong, our new attendance secretary! Julie steps into the role as Shaina Bloomquist is now our second campus supervisor alongside Alan Dillman. Julie joins the Office Team from Woodmoor Elementary where she was the school secretary, performing duties as an attendance secretary amongst other office responsibilities. Julie also previously worked as an ESP and may also be familiar to some of you as one of our AP exam proctors last school year. Julie is excited to work with our Falcon students, parents, guardians, faculty, and staff and looks forward to meeting you! Julie can be reached at or at 425-408-7410. 
Welcome ASB Bookkeeper Rachel Nelson!
Please give a warm Falcon welcome to Rachel Nelson who has joined the Office Team as our ASB Bookkeeper, filling the position vacated by current Office Manager Denise Schwans who began work in that role upon Carolyn Moriarty's retirement at the end of August. Rachel will continue to work alongside Office Project & Support Specialist Nicki Kongkarat in the ASB Office.
Rachel brings experience as an Accounting Associate and Accounts Payable Analyst from the non-profits VillageReach and Homage and as a Financial Aid Counselor. Rachel earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Utah Valley University and is thrilled to have the opportunity to support our One Falcon, One Family. She looks forward to meeting and working with students, parents, guardians, faculty, staff! You will find Rachel in the ASB/Cashier’s Office in the Main Office at or 425-408-7504.
Falcon Athletic Coaching News
The Woodinville Falcon Family would like to introduce Coach Matt Brown as our new Head Men's Soccer Coach. Coach Brown comes to us from Juanita High School after leading their program for nine seasons. We are excited to have Coach Brown on our team and look forward to another great chapter of Woodinville Men's Soccer.
WMEA: WHS outstanding student-musicians!

Outstanding high school music students from across Washington have received top honors by being selected to participate in one of our 2024 WMEA High School All-State performing groups.

The WMEA High School All-State Honor Ensembles will meet in Yakima, Washington February 15-17, 2024. Nearly 1900 students applied for this opportunity. From those, our finest high school musicians will rehearse and perform in concert under the direction of world-renowned conductors. These WMEA All-State musicians were selected through auditions to participate in this outstanding event, which is sponsored by the Washington Music Educators Association.

The students listed below will join other outstanding high school student musicians in this prestigious event. Congratulations to the following Woodinville Falcon student-musicians for receiving top honors!
  • Max Wilson - Tenor Saxophone - All-State Jazz Band
  • Owen Rose - Tenor Saxophone - All-State Concert Band
  • Daniel Mun - Cello - All-State Orchestra
  • Audrey Tudor - Cello - All-State Orchestra
  • Gabriel Benting - Percussion - All-State Concert Band
  • Samuel Benting - Percussion - All-State Concert Band
Many thanks to Director of Instrumental Music Loren Tanksley and the Performing Arts Departments for their support of our student-musicians!
WHS Women's Basketball Coach earns 300th Win!

The Lady Falcons Basketball got off to a fast start to the 2023-2024 season by beating a gritty Roosevelt basketball team by a score of 69-54. The win was also a milestone for Head Coach Scott Bullock as it marked his 300th win as the leader of our Lady Falcons! Great job girls, and congratulations coach!
WHS Model UN Participates in First Conference

Woodinville Model United Nations Club participated in its first Model United Nations conference the weekend of November 18-19th. Woodinville sent 22 delegates and 4 staffers to the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Seattle for a 2-day conference along with over 900 other participants for an extensive weekend of debate, collaboration, and advocacy within their respected committees. Special congratulations to the 2 outstanding delegates who received awards for their intensive work within their committees, Junior Megan Barker and Freshman Kamya Jagtap. Barker received an honorable mention award for her work within the INTERPOL committee, and Jagtap received the award for best position paper within her WHO committee. 4 Woodinville officers, Alice Rogers, Ian Miller, Daniel Mun, and Izzy Davidson, worked at the conference as PACMUN staff, leading committees and organizing the conference to make the best possible experience for all of the delegates attending. Woodinville Model United Nations is now preparing for its 2nd conference of the year, VMUN (Vancouver MUN), which will take place in January. Students are encouraged to attend club meetings and register for the conference if interested in attending alongside Woodinville.
Speech & Debate Club News
The WHS Speech and Debate Club has competed at three tournaments so far this year! We have several new students who have joined this season, and are currently learning the ropes, trying new strategies, conducting endless hours of research, and taking risks at tournaments. It has been a solid season so far, and I have some results to share. 🙂 

The following students competed at The Bear Creek School Tournament (10/20-10/21):
  • Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate: Mohammad Kazmi and Vesna Parthiban
  • Open Impromptu Speech and Spontaneous Argument: Donovan Cheng
  • Open Informative Speech and Spontaneous Argument: Jiya Joshi
  • Open Lincoln Douglas Debate: Anirudh Deval
We had some strong performances in the speech categories! Jiya Joshi came in 6th in Open Informative, and 6th in Spontaneous Argument. Donavan Cheng was 7th in Spontaneous Argument. 

The following students competed at the Glacier Peak High School Tournament (11/3-11/4):
  • Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate: Mohammad Kazmi and Musa Ali
  • Open Lincoln Douglas Debate: Allan Xuan, Anirudh Deval, and Ian Miller
  • Novice Public Forum Debate: Eshaan Chowdry and Guy O'Connell 
Mohammad Kazmi went 5-0 in his preliminary rounds, was ranked 1st seed going into elimination rounds, and came in 3rd place overall. This is a major accomplishment for his second tournament! 
Eshaan Chowdry and Guy O'Connell won 3 out of 5 preliminary rounds and came in 6th place overall. 

Allan Xuan went 4-1 in his preliminary rounds and broke to quarterfinals. He came in 6th place overall.

Special thanks to our current and former students who showed up to judge: Joel Wong (graduated in 2021), Sarah Nitsche, and Andrew Wood.

The following students competed at the Tahoma High School Tournament (11/17-11/18):
  • Novice Lincoln Douglas Debate: Vesna Parthiban, Musa Ali, and Mohammad Kazmi
  • Open Lincoln Douglas Debate: Allan Xuan
  • Novice Public Forum Debate: Eshaan Chowdry and Guy O'Connell
  • Open Public Forum Debate: Donovan Cheng and Will Klein 
Vesna Parthiban took 1st place in Novice Lincoln Douglas debate, which is a major accomplishment for a student who is new to debate and has only competed twice.

Allan Xuan broke to semi-finals in Open Lincoln Douglas debate and came in 4th place overall. We are still waiting for confirmation from WIAA, but Allan's 4th place win is likely a bid to state! 

Special thanks to our alumni who showed up to help us judge: Wesley Gerrish and Eileen Miller.

Whether they win or lose, these students put a lot of time and energy into their arguments and should be recognized.
WHS Improv Team Takes 3rd Place at the Hogan Cup!
Our Improv team, The Nine Circles, took 3rd place in the region at the Hogan Cup! They were one point behind 2nd place, and 2 points behind the first-place team, so a very close match. They end the season 3rd out of 12 teams in the region! Congrats to our performing arts students and thank you to Josh Butchart and our Theatre Company Staff for their support of our kids!


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

12/01-02: Speech & Debate (Bellevue HS)
12/01-15: Yearbook Sales (Final pre-order sales window of the 2023-24 school year)
12/02: Robotics League 1 - 2nd State Qualifier
12/06: Junior Class Chipotle Event, Woodinville Chipotle, 4-8pm (33% of sales)
12/07: Winter Concert #1, 7p
12/07: Class of 2026 Woodinville MOD Pizza Donation Event, All Day (20% sales)
12/08: 40-Minute AM Assembly Schedule #9
12/08: Senior College Apps & Snacks, Library, 8a-3:30p
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 Student Breakfast
12/15: WOI MOD Pizza Fundraiser Event, Woodinville MOD, All Day (20% of sales)
12/15: Senior Grad Ads Due to Yearbook
12/18-29: Winter Break - No School
12/19: DECA Practice
01/01: Winter Break - No School - Happy New Year!
01/02: School Resumes
01/05-06: Speech & Debate (Edmonds Woodway or UNiversity of Puget Sound)
01/06: DECA Practice
01/06: FRC Robotics Kick Off, Auburn High School
01/10: DECA Area 3 Competition
01/10: NHS Chapter Meeting
01/15: MLK Holiday - No School
01/22: 2nd Semester Class Schedule Online
01/23: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule #10
01/26: End 1st Semester
01/26: Flapjack Friday
01/26-27: Speech & Debate, Seattle University
01/29: Non-Student Grading Day
02/01-03: Urinetown - Winter Musical (Also Feb 08-10), Theater

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

WHS ASB & Key Club Giving Tree Drive,
Wed, Dec 6 thru Fri, Dec 15
WHS ASB and Key Club are teaming up for a winter clothing drive to provide clothing, socks, jackets, etc. to Mary's Place. The clothing drive will run Wednesday, December 6 through Friday, December 15.
Students can select an ornament from the spirit tree on the perch. The ornament will indicate the item(s) the students donate. Students will then bring their items down to the ASB Room, Room 101, before school.
Students will receive 2 hours for a big ornament and 1 hour for two small ornaments. Students can earn a maximum of 2 hours.
Winterfest Spirit Week, Mon. 12/11 thru Fri. 12/15
WHS ASB is proud to announce the 2023 Winterfest Spirit Week Days for the week of Monday, Dec 11 through Friday, Dec 15.
Monday 12/11 - Hibernatiing for the Holidays! (Wear your PJs)
Tuesday 12/12 - Snow Day! (Winter gear - snow goggles, mittens, beanies, winter hats, scarfs, etc)
Wednesday 12/13 - Swinter! (Summer in Winter - tropical accessories, tropical shirts, summer clothing)
Thursday 12/14 - Ugly Sweater Day! (Wear your ugly sweater)
Friday 12/15 - Candy Cane Day! (Red and white clothes)
November was National Diabetes Awareness Month

November was National Diabetes Awareness Month. Please take a moment to watch this video of your fellow WHS students who are living with Type 1 Diabetes. Their stories and experiences shed light on the daily challenges they face.
Junior Class Chipotle Event, Wed, Dec 6, 4-8p
Come support the Junior Class at the Woodinville Chipotle from 4-8p as 33% of sales go back to the Class of 2025! When you go, please mention the fundraiser to the cashier or order online with code RKZ8ZPP.
Women of Influence MOD Pizza Fundraiser, Wed, Dec 15
Come support the WHS Women of Influence Club by going to the Woodinville MOD Pizza on Wednesday, December 15 at any point during the day. All you have to do is bring in the flyer below, mention the fundraiser, or order online through the MOD app/website with the code MODGIVES20 and MOD will donate 20% of proceeds back to the Women of Influence Club!
Holiday Bazaar, Sat. Dec 9, 10a-3p, WHS Commons
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!

Books in Native Languages

We have been working hard in the Northshore libraries this year to provide our multilingual students with access to books in their native languages. At Woodinville, we have worked hard to increase the number of our Spanish and Portuguese print books. They now have their own section in the library and we will continue to add to this collection.  As a district, we have begun purchasing ebooks that students can access through Sora, an app available to all Northshore students through Clever ( on an internet browser or to download onto a portable device and connect to their Northshore student account. In Sora, students can filter their view by language and see only the books available in the desired language. Students can also connect Sora to their student KCLS account and have access to even more ebooks in even more languages from KCLS. If your student needs help getting this set up, they can stop by the library and we can help. Happy Reading!

PTSA Staff Appreciation Holiday Lunch
Food Donations Appreciated

It's time for our BIG Holiday Luncheon!

Sign up HERE for whatever you can.
Remember that Costco sizes on these items is what we are looking for!
Please forward this signup to anyone you think may want to help out with this event.

We will have someone at the drop off round about from 8-8:30 am so it is easy for you or your student to drop items off.
You can pick up your dishes anytime after 2pm on the cart by the office. 

Thank you in advance and Happy Holidays!

Your WHS PTSA Staff Appreciation Committee

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.
Thank you to everyone that supported our wreath sales fundraiser!  Our next Music Booster meeting is on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. in the WSH library.  We'll be discussing our upcoming winter concerts (12/7 & 12/14), current financials and future fundraising opportunities.
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:

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"

December 1, 2023
Volume 13, Issue 11
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 7:50 A.M. – 3:50 P.M. 

Our Office Team is here to help you:
Denise Schwans, Office Manager, Ext. 7401
Kim Benedict, Main Office Secretary, Ext. 7403 (
Jenn Diaz, Student Info Specialist/Registrar, Ext. 7512
Julie Leong, Attendance Secretary, Ext. 7410 (
Roberta Porter, Counseling Office Manager, Ext. 7418
Nicki Kongkarat, Office Support, Ext. 7416
Rachel Nelson, ASB/Bookkeeping, Fine/Fee Payment, Ext. 7504 (
Renae Hector, Athletics Secretary, Ext. 7491

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

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