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“You are the master of your destiny: No one and nothing can come in between you and your destiny except you. Take destiny by the horns and have fun.”
~Kung Fu Panda 2

Legally Blonde the Musical Opening Night is this Saturday, April 30th!

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.

Class of 2022 Prom & Senior Breakfast!

Tickets on sale May 2-11!

Prom & Senior Breakfast bundle available! Save $$!

Missed the April 27 Senior Class Meeting Webinar?

The Senior Class Meeting webinar was recorded and will be posted here shortly. The slideshow is also available for download in .pdf format.

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:
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!

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 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 is $195 per student if purchased by May 15. 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.


My First Formal: “Candy Land” brings magic and smiles!

The Class of 2023 was excited and happy to host “My First Formal” on Saturday, April 23! The event was an overwhelming success with approximately 850 parents and their children in attendance!

The Commons was transformed into the magical world of Candy Land, where children were welcomed to travel down a colorful path to participate in a scavenger hunt filled with fun activities, treats, and surprises! The scavenger hunt included a photobooth, face painting, giant board games, a coloring/chalk station, and a fishing and guessing game!

Thank you for your support of the Class of 2023! Funds raised at My First Formal will help reduce the cost of their Prom and Senior Breakfast tickets!


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

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
05/13: DUI Simulation Activity Schedule #19
05/14: Senior Prom, Pacific Science Center, 7-11pm
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: Class of 2022 Senior Awards Night (format TBD)
06/02: Class of 2022: SAVE THE DATE - Cap/Gown/Commencement Ticket/Yearbook Distribution (Details 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
06/08: Beach Day/Yearbook Distribution 
06/09: Senior Class Meeting/Moving Up/Senior Breakfast
06/10: Underclassmen Textbooks DUE

06/10: Class of 2022 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, WHS Theatre, 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 (2-Hour Schedule #28)
06/29: Class of 2022 Diploma Packet Pick Up, 11a-2p

Teacher Appreciation Week
May 2-6!

Bell Schedules:
May 2-6 & 9-13 altered due to AP Testing

During the AP exam window, WHS will operate on the following bell schedules:
Mon 5/2: 7-Period Schedule #2
Tues 5/3: 7-Period Schedule #2
Wed 5/4: ERW 7-Period Schedule #5
Thurs 5/5: 7-Period Schedule #2
Fri 5/6: 7-Period Schedule #2
Mon 5/9: 7-Period Schedule #2
Tues 5/10: 7-Period Schedule #2
Wed 5/11: ERW 7-Period Schedule #5
Thurs 512: 7-Period Schedule #2
Fri 5/13: DUI Simulation Activity Schedule #19

ATTENTION: ALL students taking an AP Exam!
AP testing starts this Monday, May 2nd!

Please view details regarding how to prepare and what to expect for exam day. 

AP Testing & Attendance:

Information about AP Testing and missing classes during their AP Test can be found HERE

Spring State Testing 2021-22 will continue in May 

ELA SBAC testing concluded April 26. Students who were absent and missed the ELA make-up sessions April 22 & 25-26 will be contacted to complete testing May 17-18 & 24-25.
Next, current 10th-grade students are scheduled to participate in Smarter Balanced math state testing, as has been the standard practice, as an avenue of fulfilling the state's math graduation pathway requirement.  Additionally, any 11th-grade or 12th-grade students who have not yet fulfilled the state math graduation pathway requirement will have the opportunity to re-take the math Smarter Balanced test. Juniors and seniors 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 SBAC math and science tests? Who takes which test?

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)
Additional Information:
  • 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 ( 

Greetings from the school counseling office!

We hope the 4th quarter is off to a smooth start! There is still time to improve your grade. Please connect with your teachers to discuss ways to get caught up, work hard, do your best and finish strong. 

10th and 11th grade students who are interested in Running Start please start by reading through the WHS RS website at
Seniors, graduation is right around the corner! Please remember to complete the Senior Survey and Scholarship Reporting. As college decisions are being released, counselors would love to be kept in the loop! We would love to celebrate your acceptances and counsel you through your waitlist, deferral, and/or denial decisions. We truly believe that you will be successful wherever you go!

WHS Counseling Team
Amy Strandy, Kat Lamb, Scott Churchill, Nate Hirsch, Sarah Brenner, My Kiakotos and Lisa Law
College and Career Center News!

Ms. Kia, College & Career and Running Start Counselor, has created the College & Career Center Scoop, a monthly newsletter to inform all students, families, and staff about all things related to college and career. 

For College resources and information click HERE!
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?

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

Athletics registration will OPEN for the 2022-23 school year on May 1. FinalForms is an online registration platform for Athletics registration. You can register for a fall, winter, and/or spring sport at the same time. You must be registered to receive information and updates from coaches.

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

Visit our Register for Athletics page for more information and to register on FinalForms. Because the default year is 21-22 until June 13, you will need to click on the Switch to 22-23 Registration BLUE button to register. 

Academic Eligibility Requirements
Student athletes in high school are expected to meet or exceed a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to participate in school-sponsored activities. There are regular grade checks for each sports season.
  • NSD Standard: Minimum 2.0 GPA each semester
  • WIAA Standard: Passing 6 classes
  • Visit the Eligibility page for more specific grade check and suspension information
Questions? We're here to help!
If you have any questions, are having issues registering on FinalForms, or need to check on a physical expiration date, please email Renae Hector, WHS Athletic Secretary, at
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 29, 2022
Volume 11, Issue 28
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 7:50 A.M. – 3:50 P.M. 

425-408-7400 /

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

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

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