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Woodinville High School | Care - Respect - Leadership
“We celebrate the selfless individuals around our country who channel their civic virtues through volunteerism... devoted to a cause bigger than themselves....Volunteers help drive our country's progress, and day in and day out, they make extraordinary sacrifices to expand promise and possibility.” ~Barack Obama

Public School Volunteer Week!
Thank you to Woodinville's outstanding volunteers!

Woodinville High School is incredibly fortunate to have so many parents, guardians, and community volunteers who are making a difference in the lives of our students. Every day, their volunteerism contributes to the success of our Learning Community through their support of a wide variety of classes, activities, and events.

This week, April 18 – 22, is Public School Volunteer Week and we are honored to recognize and thank each and every volunteer, named and unnamed, who has generously given their time, creativity, and energy in support of our kids! 

A shout out to some of this year’s amazing volunteers!

  • Our wonderful PTSA continued to go above and beyond this year providing valuable opportunities and services both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Our PTSA Executive Board: Co-Presidents Kara Roth and Liza Yore , Vice President Kristen Duff, Treasurer Candace Wenzel, and Secretary Beth Grothen and the Board of Directors/Committee Chairs: Debi Niemi and Lynn Smith (Emergency Prep), Lisa Fifer and Sarah Walton (Hospitality), Kelly Locke (NSD Foundation), Christie Messmer (Pass-The-Hat), Jayne Banks (Scholarships), Kelly Locke (Staff Appreciation), Audrey Kozel  (Volunteer Coordinator) and Amy Cast (Students Directory) and Patrick Low (Website), Amber Wendover (Communications), deserve our praise and thanks for serving countless hours, providing outstanding support of our students and staff and for keeping our PTSA invigorated with new ideas, while continuing to celebrate Falcon traditions we all enjoy. Thanks to all those named and unnamed who provided fabulous staff appreciation treats and lunches, as well! Our staff has felt valued and thanked! 

Main Office/Counseling Office:
  • Thank you to our wonderful Copy Brigade volunteer. All the staff at WHS truly appreciate the invaluable services you have provided through our in-house printing program! This includes the countless copies made and laminating projects supported, as well as organizing our Main Office Work Room and providing office support to numerous other projects. Dorothy Higashi is amazing, and we appreciate her greatly! Thank you to Dorothy Higashi!
  • Dorothy Higashi brightens up our Mondays a little extra by making some fresh coffee every Monday morning and helping to maintain the work room clean and organized, facilitating us to be able to find things we need. Thank you for all your hard work Dorothy Higashi!
  • The main office volunteer Dorothy Higashi, she's the only one that comes in anymore and she's AMAZING. She makes us coffee, she's helpful, willing, etc. She's exactly what we want, and I appreciate her!  
    --- Maria Elieff
  • BIG SHOUT OUT to Nanette Bamesberger and Katharina Bomers-muller who spent several days organizing and preparing all the registration packets for next year and for helping with fall SBAC testing prep! There was a lot of work that went into getting all the registration packets and testing materials put together and we could not have done it without the help of you two!

  • Wayland Cossey comes and volunteers during lunches at WHS. He helps to remind students to pick up after themselves, to clean after lunches, and much more. We are very grateful for all your help Wayland.
--- Rod and the Custodians 

ASB/Student Leadership:
  • Woodinville High School would like to extend a sincere thank you to the parents who volunteered to make Homecoming and TOLO memorable for our students. Their energy, and selflessness allowed us to make these events successful. Thank you to all of those who helped by donating food and supplies, chaperone, or helped ASB in any way possible. We truly appreciate every single one of one.
--- ASB Advisor Kurt Melton
WHS Computer Science Program:
  • Rick Len is in his third year of helping in Intro to Computer Science. He attends lab days and helps students debug code while sharing his invaluable professional knowledge from a long career in industry.
  • Alon Lapid is a WHS alum from the first cohort of APCS students in 2014. He returns as a classroom volunteer to prepare for a Master’s in Teaching Program and a Computer Science classroom of his own.
  • The WHS Computer Science program benefits greatly from its volunteers and is grateful for their contributions.
--- Paul Mulvaney

  • Our volunteers work as judges so our team can compete. Without these volunteers, our team would not be able to participate in tournaments, and we are incredibly thankful for the time they spend judging for us. Thank you to the following volunteers: Diana Gerrish, Abbas Kazmi, Tamara Kelly, Ming Xuan, Sarah Hickey, Thomas Monahan, Joe Donahue, Rick Miller, Anant Deval, Lisa Donahue, Hannah Edwards, Natalie Ewart, Wesley Gerrish, Jackson Kelly, Cheri Kirchmeier, Margaret Masar, Manu Munson, Katherine Masar, Tricia Obert, Allan Xuan, and Christopher Obert.
--- WHS Debate Club

  • We are so grateful for our wonderful library volunteers! No project is too big or too small. They help us by keeping the shelves organized and inventoried, making displays, copies, and booklists, and checking out books to students. Thank you, Connie Glass, Sunaina Bahadur, Stephanie Penoyer, and Dale Hedden, for all you do for WHS!
---- Dione Garcia, Heidi Lundberg, and Katy Pietraszak

The Woodinville Drama Booster Club mission is to support high quality theatre education and productions at Woodinville High School.

They do this by providing volunteers to support: Concessions, Fundraising, Set Construction, Box Office, and Meals and Snacks.

The WHS theatre department would not be able to produce show of such high caliber and quality without the dedication and support of such wonderful volunteers. We cannot thank them enough for their devotion to their students and the countless hours they spend working to support the arts at WHS.

WHS Theatre Boosters:
  • CO-Presidents ...................... Emily Mus and Jenny Webb
  • Vice President ..................... Marianne Dunbar
  • CO-Treasurers .................... Courtney Neubauer and Kelly Locke
  • Communications and Volunteers ......... Kathi Nicholas
  • Secretary .......................... Angela D'Ambrosio
  • Concessions ........................Laura Willis and Mickey Bachler
  • Meal Planning .................... Kathy Nitsche
  • Webmasters....................... Dean Katsaros and Jeny De Figueiredo
  • Set-Build ............................ Kate and Dave Gutierrez, Greg Penoyer, Gary Stueckle, and all of the other wonderful Build Day families!
  • Lobby Decoration ............ Laura Gillespie
--- WHS Theatre Department and Drama Director Josh Butchart
  • Rachel Fitzgerald, Kim Auman, and Nicole Gonsalves are our Music Boosters executives and have helped facilitate our concerts and raise funds to allow us to provide students with incredible musical experiences!
--- Loren Tanksley
  • These individuals give us access to their beautiful pictures. They share them willingly without any thought to money or recognition within the book. It allows us to have some amazing and beautiful shots to share with the kids. Thank you, Kristine Pilukas, Brian Swan, Walker Hanson, Katharina Bomers-Muller, Matt Campbell, Rick May, Denise Schwans, Janet Philip, Diana Suzuki, and Steve and Nicole Bruce. We are so grateful for all their kindness.
--- The Yearbook Staff and Yearbook Advisor Sharon Alder.
Emergency Preparation:
  • David Weed, Lieutenant with Eastside Fire and Rescue. Lt Weed covers the Fire Safety and Search & Rescue portions of the Emergency Preparedness class. He is a vital volunteer who teaches the students real-world skills useful in an emergency or disaster. Lt. Weed makes the class fun and exciting, and always has interesting stories to share.
  • Cara Graham, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Cara covers the Disaster Psychology portion of the Emergency Preparedness class. She helps students understand how to provide psychological first aid during crisis events. Cara does a great job relating to the students and sharing her stories of International deployment with CERT.
  • Jeremy Swearingin, Pain Field Fire Lieutenant. Lt. Swearingin covers the Medical Operations portion of the Emergency Preparedness class. He teaches students the vital steps of triage and trauma care. Lt Swearingin brings his real-world skills as a fire fighter and EMT into his presentations.
  • Patricia Parker, Community Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Bothell. Patricia covers the CERT portion of the Emergency Preparedness class. She explains the roles and functions of CERT team members during an emergency or disaster. Patricia's expertise and passion for CERT encourages students to be more involved in our community.
  • Susanna Trimarco and Lisa Sargent, Public Education Specialists, King County Office of Emergency Management. Susanna and Lisa talked to the Emergency Management class about hazards in our area and how to prepare for them. They also handed out supplies from the county to help students start their "GO" bags.
  • Lynn Smith and Debi Niemi, WHS PTSA E-Prep Coordinators. Lynn and Debi tirelessly maintain our emergency container and classroom emergency supplies here at WHS. They are constantly working to ensure that our staff and students have what they need in case of an emergency or disaster.
--- Danna Kapacinskas and Craig Richardson
Falcon Athletic Booster Club
  • Thank you to the many contributors both named and unnamed who provided countless hours supporting and helping the Falcon Athletic Booster Club: Natasha Fulkerson (Vice President), Julie Soedel (Treasurer), Sherri Washburn (Secretary).
  • Eric Vivelo - Volunteer coach. Eric helps coach the JV team.
  • Cory Smith - Volunteer coach. Cory helps with both teams during practice.
  • Jeff Schramm - RBI Club president and has spent several hours volunteering in helping sell ads for both field signs and media guide. He runs the club and is contact person for parents with questions. He makes sure any needs for the program are taken care of.
  • Jen Woodside - RBI Club member and spends many hours on media guide, pictures, organizing parent volunteers for all things needed during the season. She takes care of all details during the course of the season.
--- Head Coach Alan Dillman
 Men’s Basketball:
  • Thank you to those on the Booster club and those who helped coaching. Here are some volunteers: Bob Nicol; Jack Snedaker (coaches); Tom Roth; Danielle Koch; Christy Bowen; Amber Wendover; Ryan Bendotti; Anil Damidi; Nicole Bruce; Shaun McGrath; Kyle Krekow (Booster Club).
--- Head Coach Kurt Melton
Women’s Soccer:
  • Elmer Rodriguez, Volunteer GK Coach
    • Elmer has been a phenomenal addition to our WHS Soccer Program, helping not only GK's but the whole team. He has unmatched energy and is the girls' hype-man!
  •  Gina Segadelli, Volunteer Varsity Assistant
    • Gina is our rockstar Varsity Assistant Coach - she adds a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we are very lucky to have her a part of the program!
  • Sean Large, Volunteer JV-C Head Coach
    • We welcomed Sean to the program this year and the girls LOVED him. He did a fantastic job on player development and growing the culture of the program. Sean is a huge addition to our WHS Coaching staff!
--- Head Coach M'ily Morton
  • Meggin Mann was the gymnastics team parent volunteer coordinator. She helped with absolutely every aspect of keep our team running smoothly. She sent reminder emails about upcoming events, found and scheduled photography, organized our end of the year banquet, hosted team bonding events, and so much more. We are forever thankful for her leadership in this role.
--- Head Coach Kathie Koch
WHS Men’s Lacrosse:
  • Krystie Pilukas, photography
  • Rebeca Haefele, photography
  • Kelly Clinch, coaching
  • Robert Lederman, field set up
  • Ron Pilukas, scoring
  • Lisa Davis, team management
  • Margaret Flatness, scoring
  • Olivia Jarvis, spotting
  • Thank you to all our 2022 Volunteers, it takes a village and with your help we are able to offer an amazing experience to all our student athletes.
--- Head Coach Pete Crowley
Softball- Slowpitch:
  • David and Diana Suzuki have helped with our Slowpitch program since we started 3 years ago. They have been the best assistant coaches anyone could ask for.
  • David does an amazing job working with our pitchers as well teaching the proper form for hitting. During games David handles the scorebook and hitting charts to help make sure the girls are in the right position on the field depending on who is up to bat.
  • Diana does an amazing job working with our outfielders. She works with them on a variety of skills, teaching them how to trust their teammates and communicate effectively while on the field. Diana also does a great job as our 1st base coach and making sure our girls are being overly aggressive on the bases.
  • The team couldn't have made it to state without the help of David and Diana. They took the team over to Yakima and had a great time with the girls. I'm thankful to have such amazing coaches with me on the field and can't wait for another great season with them!
--- Head Coach Kim Benedict
The foundation set for our students by the selfless actions of our Learning Community volunteers will bring them lifelong rewards. It is a marvel for them see the generosity, Falcon spirit, and remarkable example set for them by our volunteers throughout the school year.
Every moment does make a difference! Again, we extend a tremendous thanks to all of our volunteers. It is a pleasure to celebrate those who have offered their time, encouragement, and meaningful interactions with our students.

Go Falcons!

Kurt Criscione, Brenda Conrad, Craig Richardson & Michael Griffin
WHS Administrative Team

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:

Artwork submissions for the printed Senior Awards publication being accepted now through May 4

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.
  • Upload your digital .jpg submission (max 10MB) via this Google Form   until May 4 by 11:55 p.m. Thank you in advance for your creativity!

  • 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! The Senior Survey is now open! ALL seniors must respond by May 4!

Please complete the Senor Survey ASAP. Every senior must complete the Senior Survey by May 4, 2022. The survey is short and should take you 5-7 minutes to complete. Instructions can be found at this link: 

If your senior is attending a college/university in Fall 2022, it needs to be denoted in the Senior Survey and the box checked to request your senior's FINAL TRANSCRIPT to be sent. 

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!

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 will range from $175 - $195 per student depending on when payment is received. 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.


WHS 2022-23
ASB Executive Board!

Congratulations to the incoming 2022-23 ASB Executive Board officers who were elected during Advisory on March 30! Mya, Saanvi, Mariam, Amy, and Katie are thanked in advance for their leadership and efforts on behalf of Woodinville High School and the student body! Class Officer elections for the 2022-23 school year take place during Advisory on Wednesday, April 27.
L-R: Mya Hariri, President; Saanvi Shetty, Vice President; Mariam Kazmi, Secretary
L-R: Amy Pender, Treasuer and  Katie Barker, Activities Promoter

WA State Science Olympiad Competition 

Over spring break, the Woodinville High School Science Club participated in the Washington State Science Olympiad. Science Olympiad tournaments are rigorous academic interscholastic competitions that consist of a series of team events, which students prepare for during the year. These challenging and motivational events are well balanced between the various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and technology. 

With 26 teams competing from across the state, our Science Club was able to finish in the top 10 with a number of notable entrants. Finishing 1st in state in the Gravity Vehicle competition were Neha Modi and May Deng. 2nd place in the Disease Detectives competition went to Colin Pascual and Jishnu Mehta. 3rd Place in state for the Chemistry Lab competition went to Luca Buccilli and Colin Pascual. The club placed 5th overall in state for the Cell Biology competition with Satkiv Kabbur and Colin Pascual leading the effort. 

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the WA State Olympiad Competition! 

Mental Health Week – Dog Visits

Thank you to Kurt Melton and ASB/Leadership for the dog visitations that took place during Mental Health
Week on Tuesday, April 5th during lunch on the Commons patio. Students Saanvi Shetty and Makenzie Rogers were instrumental in helping to organize the event. As shared, the dogs were on campus to bring comfort to students who may have been feeling stress or anxiety and just needed a small break from a typical school day.


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

04/18-22: Public School Volunteer Week
04/18-22: National Student Leadership Week
04/18-22: State ELA Testing (10th, select 11th/12th)
04/19: National Anthem Auditions Sign-Ups DUE
04/20: National Anthem Auditions
04/20-23: FBLA State Conference, Spokane
04/22-27: DECA Internationals, Atlanta, GA
04/23: My First Formal, WHS Commons, 6-8p (by ticket)
04/23: Drama Booster Club's Goodwill Drive 9a-12p@bus loop
04/27: Senior Class Meeting @ Advisory
04/30: Spring Musical: Legally BlondeWHS Theater 7p
05/02-06: Teacher Appreciation Week
05/02-13: AP Exam Window (7-Period Schedules) 
05/04-07: Spring Musical: Legally BlondeWHS Theater 7p
05/04: School Nurse's Day
05/04: Senior Survey & Cover Art Submissions DUE
05/05: School Lunch Hero Day
05/06: Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) Scholarship DUE
05/14: Senior Prom, Pacific Science Center
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
05/30: Memorial Day - No School
06/02: Senior Awards Night (format 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
06/10: Underclassmen Textbooks DUE

06/10: Class of 2022 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 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
06/29: Class of 2022 Diploma Packet Pick Up, 11a-2p

My First Formal 2022 "Candy Land"

The WHS Class of 2023 is so excited to announce that Woodinville High School is able to hold My First Formal this year!

The dance will take place on Saturday, April 23, from 6-8 p.m. It will be held at Woodinville High School in the Commons, and will feature live music, games and activities, food, and dancing! The theme is going to be Candy Land (like the board game) and will feature a variety of fun activities and dancing for adults and children alike! 

Suggested age for children: 5-12, but all kids will be welcome!

Save money by registering early through Wednesday, April 20th!

Saturday, April 23, 6-8p
Woodinville High School Commons
19819 136th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

  • Please complete this Google Form to pre-register for the event.
  • Online discounted ticket pricing is available through Wed., April 20.
    Online Pre-Registration Ticket Prices:
    $25 for a adult/child pair
    $12 for any additional members of your party (Adult or Child)

  • Ticket prices at the door are $15 per person (cash or check only)

Proceeds support reducing the price of Prom and Senior Breakfast tickets for the Class of 2023!
Masks are optional, but highly recommended.

If you have any questions regarding this event, you can contact us through our email 
and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 
We look forward to a wonderful night!
Spring State Testing 2021-22: ELA SBAC this week (4/18-21)

In the spring of the 2021-22 school year, current 10th-grade students are scheduled to participate in Smarter Balanced ELA and math state testing, as has been the standard practice, as an avenue of fulfilling the state's ELA and math graduation pathway requirement.  Additionally, any 11th-grade or 12th-grade students who have not yet fulfilled the state ELA and/or math graduation pathway requirement will have the opportunity to re-take the ELA and/or math Smarter Balanced test. Juniors and seniors who participated in fall retakes 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 tests? Who takes which test?

SBAC English Language Arts (ELA) Testing
All 10th graders and any 11th / 12th graders still needing to meet the state's ELA graduation pathway requirement will test during their English class period:

Periods 1/3/5/7: April 18 (Test Preview), April 19 (CAT), & April 21 (PT) 

Periods 2/4/6: April 18 (Test Preview), April 19 (CAT), & April 20 (PT)

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)

  • 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 ( 

National Anthem Audition Sign Ups - Now through April 19

Auditions take place on Wednesday, April 20, 3:30 p.m. in Room 409 by sign up.
  • Seeking seniors for each of the senior events and for the Commencement Ceremony
  • Senior/Underclassmen auditions also take place for the Moving Up Assembly
  • Performances can be through singing or can be instrumental

WHS Cheer Tryouts

Interested in trying out for the 2022-2023 Cheer Squad? Tryout applications are now available the WHS main office and on the WHS Cheer athletic website. Please complete an application and turn it in to the WHS Main Office (specified turn in box) no later than Wednesday April 20th.
Questions? Email Coach Laura Frost

Go Falcons!

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?

Woodinville High School Theatre Presents: Legally Blonde
April 30 & May 4-7

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 run April 30 and May 4-7 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.

WHS Robotics seeking donations for
WORLD & future competitions!

Please help support the Woodinville Robotics in their journey to Houston for the FIRST World Championship. After qualifying for state 5 consecutive years, they have now reached this major accomplishment! Anything will help to support the team. Donations are non-refundable and could also help fund future competitions! Thank you!

Donations can easily be made online at TouchBase Lite where a username/password are not needed:

Non-refundable donations can also be accepted with cash or check payable to WHS at the Main or Cashier’s Office!

Thank you for supporting WOODINVILLE ROBOTICS!

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

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"

April 18, 2022
Volume 11, Issue 27
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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