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My First Formal 2024 - A Night in Neverland
Saturday, March 23, 6-8p
Woodinville High School Commons
19819 136th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 

The WHS Class of 2025 is excited to host My First Formal this year!

The dance will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 6-8 p.m. It will be held at Woodinville High School in the Commons, and will have music, games, activities, food, face painting and dancing! This years theme is "A Night in Neverland" based off the story of Peter Pan. Join us for a night full of magic as we adventure on a journey through Neverland with pirates, fairies, lostboys, and more! 

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

Save money by registering early through Friday, March 22!
  • Please complete this Google Form and payment to pre-register for the event. 
  • Discounted ticket pricing is available through Fri, March 22nd.
    • Payment online or check made payable to WHS by mail must be received by March 22nd.
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 (card, cash or check)
Proceeds support reducing the price of Prom and Senior Breakfast tickets for the Class of 2025!

Attire:  We tend to see a variety of different outfits at this dance. In the past it has been mostly "nicer" attire often aligned with the theme of the dance, but whatever you and/or your child(s) feels comfortable with!

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!

Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders: Safety First

Falcon Parents, Guardians, and Students,

A reminder, for everyone's safety, that dropping off or picking up students in the WHS Bus Zone is not allowed.  It's imperative that this area remains clear for school bus drop off and pick up only. Bus drivers cannot see students that run across the bus zone in front of them to get into or exit a car. 

Additionally, students must not cross 195th Street NE at the Bus Zone entrance. There is not a crosswalk at this location. Students should not be dropped off or picked up alongside 195th Street NE. 

For drop off/pick up, please use the designated Main Office Drop-Off Loop.

Furthermore, for students that have permission to park in the 600 Building Lot, extreme caution must be used when leaving campus to not dart out of the lot in front of incoming school buses. 

Thank you for your prompt attention to this important safety matter.

If you should have any questions, please reach out to Campus Supervisor Shaina Bloomquist or Campus Supervisor Alan Dillman.

GO Falcons!

NHS Final Hours Submission

All final hours for National Honor Society members are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday March 29th, 2024. Students will upload documentation of at least 30 service hours total to the assignment on the NHS Schoology page. 10 of your hours must be in-school hours and only 6 of the in-school hours can be from donations. All other donations are community service hours. Please remember to submit ALL service hours for the year, including a resubmission of the hours submitted as your first 5 hours.

Students who do not upload their final hours using the correct form and supporting documentation will not be able to participate in the induction ceremony or receive a pin, certificate, or cords. Attendance at the induction ceremony is required to receive your certificate, pins, and cords and will be held at WHS on May 30th, 2024.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Tanksley at

Panorama Social Emotional Learning Survey, Tues, March 26, Activity Tuesday
WHS will be administering the spring Panorama Social Emotional Learning survey on Tuesday, March 26th to students during Activity Tuesday time. This is a district-wide survey that serves the purpose of hearing student perception and feedback on student well-being, safety and relationships, and school climate and culture. You can learn more about the survey here: Learn more about the survey and Social-Emotional Learning in Northshore. Please reach out to Assistant Principal Madeline Mason if you have any questions.
Falcons! Are you interested in showcasing your musical abilities?

The WHS Graduation Committee is seeking seniors to sing the National Anthem at the Commencement Ceremony, as well as the Senior Awards Ceremony, or the Moving Up Assembly.

Additionally, are you a senior, junior, sophomore, or freshman interested in performing at the Moving Up Assembly? We are also looking for soloists or groups that would like to perform a song of their choice.

Auditions are Monday, April 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Choir Room (409).

Learn more and students must register here by April 22 (the link is also on the WHS Class of 2024 website under Activities).

Contact Ms. Thompson, Assistant Principal Taylor, or Mrs. Schwans (Main Office)!

Counselor's Corner
Hey Falcons!
Registration for next year, 2024-25!
This week Counselors had individual 1:1 meetings with current 10th grade students. Next week Counselors will meet with current 9th grade students. The purpose is to: confirm their course requests, check their grad status and align their transcript with their post grad plan. Starting the 2024-25 school year we will no longer be able to make schedule changes unless there are special circumstances. 

Accessing your Counselor:
During the 1:1 registration meetings, counselors will be slower to respond to emails and voicemails.  Please be patient with us.  If you have not heard back and have an urgent matter, reach out to Counseling Office Manager, Roberta Porter at 425-408-7418 to get a message to your counselor.  

Thinking about how to pay for college?  If you have not already, please make sure to complete your FAFSA ( and check out our Scholarship page: for local and national scholarship opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor.

Seniors, if you haven’t already completed your High School and Beyond Plan, the time is now! Please check out this link for more info: 

10th and 11th grade students who are interested in Running Start please begin by reading through the WHS RS website at

The Satellite and Wanic deadline to sign up is March 24th. Check out this link for more information:

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


National History Day Regional Competition Results!

On Saturday, March 16, three WHS students presented their historical projects in the National History Day Regional Competition. This year’s theme was Turning Points in History.

Congratulations to Katie Ng, Matthew Ng, and Megumi Okamoto whose projects each took first place in their respective categories and Olivia Hansen took third place. Katie, Matthew, Megumi and Olivia will next compete at the NHD State Competition in April, with a chance to move on to the National Contest in June. Well done Falcons!
State Thespian Festival 

On March 15-16 the WHS Theatre Company traveled to the State Thespian Festival at CWU in Ellensburg to participate in some very exciting and educational workshops and learn new skills. Our Thespian Troop (3955), earned Gold Honor Status, the highest level of Honor Troupe, at the state Thespian Festival, which puts us in the top 10 troops in the state. The Honor Troop presentation was crafted and presented by seniors Isabelle Cobbley and Gabrielle Lutz. Congrats to all of the performers, as well as Director Josh Butchart!
Journalism Club News

On Saturday, March 9, Sarah Sheridan and Christine Traxler took three students to the WJEA Spring Conference.  All three sophomores won awards in their competitions.

Molly Hakkarainen, "Excellent" in Feature Writing 
Jude Baer, "Honorable Mention" in Editorial Writing
Hunter Darnall, "Honorable Mention" in Sports Photography
Congratulations to these hard working students!


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

03/22-24: Jazz Spokane Trip (Mead High School Jazz Festival)
03/23: My First Formal, WHS Commons, 6-8p
03/26: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule # 10
03/26: Senior Class Meeting, ASB Executive Elections, & Panorama Social Emotional Learning Survey
03/26: Northlake Orchestra II Festival @ LWHS
03/27: SAT School Day Exam (for those that registered)
03/27: Class of 2024 Commencement Announcement Distribution
03/28: Northlake Band II Festival @ IHS
03/29: NHS Hours Due, 11:55p
04/01-05: National Library Week
04/04-08: FRC Robotics Week 6 Event Districts
04/05: 40-Min AM Acitivty Schedule
04/05: End of Third Quarter
04/08-12: Spring Break
04/15-19: National Student Leadership Week
04/15-19: Public School Volunteer Week
04/15-19: SBAC ELA Cat, PT (Make Ups 19th)
04/15-30: Senior Survey & Cover Art Submission Window (04/15-05/06)
04/22: Mid-Term Progress Reports Uploaded to StudentVUE/ParentVUE
04/22: National Anthem & Moving Up Auditions, Room 409, 3:30p
04/23: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule #10
04/23: StuCO Meeting, Senior Clas Meeting, Class Elections
04/24-27: FBLA State Conference, Spokane
04/25-27: Spring Play
04/26-05/01: DECA Internationals @ Anaheim, CA
04/29-05/03: Senior Survey & Scholarship Notification Week
04/29-05/03: Mental Health Week

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 Class Meeting during Activity Tuesday, Tues, 3/26

Seniors! Mark your calendars. There will be a Senior Class Meeting during Activity Tuesday on Tuesday, March 26 to learn about graduation, the Senior Timeline, Grad Night, and preliminary information about the June 18 Commencement Ceremony!
Seniors will also make nominations for the Class of 2024 student-selected senior Commencement speaker during this meeting!
Class of 2024: Jostens Commencement Announcement Order Distribution, Wed, 3/27, Commons, Both Lunches

Jostens will be at WHS on Wednesday, March 27 during both lunches in the Main Office Foyer to distribute Commencement announcements that were ordered by seniors and/or their parent/guardian in the fall. Please note fines and fees must be paid or cleared to pick up the items. Items not picked up March 27, will be available on Thursday, March 28 at the same location.
Questions? Contact Jostens at 360-653-9102 or by email at

Senior Class Timeline Now Available!
Seniors! The Senior Timeline is now available on the Class of 2024 webpage found under Activities or Counseling on the website homepage. Check it out and be informed about the events and requirements leading up to graduation and the Commencement Ceremony on June 18.

Cheer Tryouts 2024-2025

Interested in trying out? Get a head start by registering in FinalForms under Coed Cheer Tryouts for Spring 2024. Register on the Woodinville Athletics Website by clicking on the FinalForms link.
Register for Athletics!

Questions? Email Coach Kayla Hoffman at Go Falcons!
Spring Assessment Calendar: ELA & Math SBAC and Science WCAS State Testing & AP Exam Window
In the spring of the 2023-24 school year current 10th-grade students are scheduled to participate in Smarter Balanced ELA and math state testing 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 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).
Testing for Woodinville High School students is administered during the student's typical English, math, or science class period.
SBAC and WCAS testing will take place within our routine 7-Period and Block Schedules, so the impact on other coursework should be at a minimum. ELA and math testing students will go directly to the library at the start of their English/Math class period for testing, as well as science testing studentsTesting students in periods 5 and 6 will take A Lunch on their testing day.

When are the tests? Who takes which test?

ELA SBAC: 4/15 thru 4/18 (make ups 4/19)
  • All sophomores, select juniors and seniors
  • This exam will fulfill the state ELA graduation requirement
Math SBAC: 5/20 thru 5/23 (make ups 5/24)
  • All sophomores, select juniors and seniors
  • This exam will fulfill the state math graduation requirement
Science WCAS: 5/29 & 5/30
  • All juniors
  • This exam is for federal accountability
Please note that 9th-graders do not participate in spring state testing. 

If an 11th- or 12th-grade student has already met standard in English Language Arts or Math, then the student not need to test again. 

If you have a specific question at this time regarding State testing, please contact your student's counselor or Assessment Coordinator Mike Kelly at

The Scholarship Foundation of Northshore offers scholarships for Northshore School District students ONLY.  If your senior is planning to attend college next year, they should consider applying for these scholarships.  Students complete one application and can be considered for multiple opportunities.
Scholarship Foundation of Northshore.

Scholarships can also be found on the WHS website by scrolling down to Scholarships.
FAFSA/WASFA Information
If your student is planning to pursue a certificate program, job training, apprenticeships, or college (2-year, 4-year, trade school, technical school etc.) after high school, they may qualify for financial aid! Even if you think your family may make too much, please plan to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA or WAFSA.

The FAFSA is currently in their "soft launch" phase. Do not panic if the site is down. This is a new process for everyone this year and colleges will have to accommodate this new timeline.

Remember, you can also apply for the WASFA account on the Washington Student Achievement Council website if you’re ineligible to use FAFSA (Take a questionnaire on the link to see if the WASFA is a good fit for you).

Remember to utilize all the resources here to help you fill out the FAFSA:
Please have your student reach out to your counselor if you have any questions! It is a confusing process but we can get through this together!
The Falcon RBI Club wants you to join them for a shopping and styling event on 3/24.  You can shop all day and or join us for sips and snacks from 4:30-6:30 PM.  It will be a great time with friends and to grab that new outfit for spring, summer or an upcoming event like graduation, mothers day or Easter.  Hope to see you all there and mention the Falcon RBI Club when shopping and 15% of your purchase will be donated to us.

Women of Influence Club is Seeking Donations

WOI is hoping to get some financial support for their 5th annual Women of Influence Leadership Conference in May. This conference will connect aspiring WHS students to influential female leaders. The conference will include a panel discussion of highly accomplished women in diverse occupations, followed by small round table discussions accompanied by a catered meal. The easiest way to sponsor is by giving a non-refundable monetary donation so they can cover the cost of the conference. Donations can be given here on the WOI WHS website! Thank you!
2024-25 School Year Calendar Now Available

The 2024-25 school year calendar is available on the District website. Be sure to mark your calendar with important dates. 
View the calendar.

For more information regarding Grad Night please click here

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.

Woodinville High School Music Boosters is a 501(c)3 non-profit comprised solely of volunteers.  Our purpose is to raise funds to cover music-related activities, supplies and equipment that is not covered by the Northshore School District. 

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 through the QR Code below:

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"

March 22, 2024
Volume 13, Issue 19
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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