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"The worlds most precious resource is the persistent and passionate human mind."  ~Peter Diamandi

Veterans Day Observance

Tuesday, November 8, WHS ASB/Leadership, working alongside the Social Studies Department and the Performing Arts Department presented Veterans Day observances that celebrated the service of all US military veterans. The observances took place in the Theatre throughout the day during Social Studies class periods. A shout out of thanks was given to students Ethan Millar and Solomon Lane who led the committee that visioned, coordinated, and carried out the observances that included a video with Veterans of varying experiences responding to key questions about their service to our country. Those interviewed included our very own English Teacher Christine Traxler, along with Rich McKenzie, Dierdre Flaherty, and Matt Guilanians.

A thank you also went out to our Performing Arts Students for singing the National Anthem:  

·      Lucca Gleason-Geise - 1st
·      WHS Choir - 2nd
·      Isaac Mitchel - 3rd
·      Emilee Bierlink - 4th
·      Nora Hayden - 5th
·      Helen Alvarado-Fiallo - 6th
·      Beck Norland - 7th

And for the performance of Taps:

·      Jay Maddux - 1st, 5th, 7th
·      Simon Goss-Grubbs - 2nd, 3rd
·      Isabel Gonsalves - 4th, 6th

The observances also included the reading of a poem, “The Trials Of The Veteran” by author Randall W. West and a video that reflected upon the time our veterans give serving away from their families and shared some of the special moments families experience when their veteran returns. Upon conclusion of the observances, students returned to class where they had the opportunity to write a note of thanks to a veteran.
As we observe the Veterans Day holiday tomorrow, Friday, November 11, a heartfelt thanks is extended to all US Military veterans who have served or are serving our country.
AP Exam Registration 2022-23
Due November 15
For all students planning to take AP Exams this year, this is a friendly reminder to please register as the deadline is Nov. 15.
If you've already registered, please double check to make sure you have paid for your exams.


First Semester Mid-Term Progress Reports

1st Quarter ended Friday, November 4. Progress Reports will be mailed out with first quarter grades approximately Monday, November 14. Parents and Guardians should expect to receive them in the mail 2-3 days later. If you have concerns about your student’s grades, the first point of contact is the student’s teacher. 

If you have an address change, please contact the office as soon as possible to ensure you receive your student’s grades.

If you have any questions, please contact Student Information Specialist Jenn Diaz at

Message from your WHS Counselors

Hi Falcon Family, 

Our first short week of the school year, YAH, a well-deserved break!

We hope you enjoy the day off with your family and take a moment to reflect on our American heroes who serve our country and protect us.   

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

College and Career News

Ms. Tang, College & Career and Running Start Counselor created the College & Career Center Scoop to inform all students, families, and staff about all things related to college and career. 
Check out the first issue of the 2022-23 school year by clicking here!

High School Accreditation

Woodinville High School is participating in the Washington State Accreditation process this school year. 
  • This is a voluntary process that takes place every 6 years, where we demonstrate that here at WHS we provide our students with a high quality and rigorous education.
  • Accreditation is an inquiry-based process, tightly aligned to our Strategic Action Plan, and the work we do at WHS. 
  • Accreditation is not only an internal review of how we are doing in meeting our goals, but also an external review process where we share our work and improvement plan with both a site evaluation review team and a state level review panel. 
We are excited about the process and showing off what a great school we have!

Dates you need to know

Senior Grad Ads are now AVAILABLE

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, create your ad and pay for your ad through Balfour website. I will send the link, instructions and information in late October. This will be available trough Dec. 16th.

Yearbook Sales ($55.00)
Sales Window #3: Nov 28-Dec 16

This will be the last opportunity for you to guarantee the purchase of a 2023 Yearbook, online or in-person at the main/cashier's office.

WHS Music Boosters News & Fundraiser

Join us for our Music Booster meeting this coming Monday, November 14th, from 6-7 p.m. in the WHS Library. We will be discussing trip details, fundraising updates, and ways to get involved. We need your input and ideas. We look forward to seeing you!

Our next fundraiser is Woodinville Panera on Tuesday, November 15th, from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Please mention Woodinville Music Boosters at the time of purchase or if you are ordering online, use the code from the flyer. We appreciate your support!

All the best!
Your Music Booster Committee

Student Celebrations!

ASL Field Trip to DeafNation's Expo!

Saturday, November 5, 41 WHS students participated in a field trip to DeafNation's Expo in Seattle under the leadership of ASL Teacher RJ Jacobs. The students had a great time and were in awe when they saw more than 1,000 deaf people in one place. Some of the students communicated with deaf people in ASL. 

ASL Teacher RJ Jacobs (R), with Joel Barish, CEO of DeafNation's Expo (L)

DECA Fall Leadership Conference

This past week, over 50 WHS students attended DECA's Fall Leadership Conference in Bellevue under the leadership of Business Teachers Paul Glenovich, Jill Zawatski, and Lindsay Haney.  Students participated in mock DECA competition and job interviews, and they attended workshops about marketing, finance and leadership, DEI and more! All WHS marketing students are now preparing for their upcoming Area 3 DECA competition, which will take place on January 5. 
Fall Sports Celebrations 

Cross Country

Congratulations to Oliver Campbell who competed at the WIAA 4A STATE Cross Country Championships in Pasco on November 5! 

Lady Falcons Swim
Congratulations to our Lady Falcon swimmers who are moving on to STATE!

Maren Rusk - 200IM, 500 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Taryn Han - 100 Back, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay

Megan Traina - 200 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay
Maddie Shelton - 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay

Alternates: Devon Gordon, Irina Burac, Amy Pender, Amara McCord-Amasis

Our swimmers compete this Friday, 11/11, 8:45 a.m. at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way! Finals are at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Lady Falcons Soccer
Lady Falcons Soccer continues ahead in the STATE Tournament with their 2-1 win over Sumner on Tuesday, November 8! The next competition is on Saturday, 11/12, 2 p.m. @ Gonzaga Prep! The WIAA bracket is found here:


With Falcon Football's victory over Glacier Peak last Friday night, they move on in the playoffs to compete vs. Sumner on Friday, 11/11, 7:00 p.m. at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium, 1707 Main St., Sumner, WA 98390. 
 GO Falcon Football!  

Fall Post-Season Athletic Tickets

Please note! All tickets for fall 2022 post-season athletic tournaments will be through GOFAN!
Tickets may be found a couple of ways depending upon if the competition is at the district or state level:

For Swim/Dive, Fri 11/11 8:45 a.m. & Sat, 11/12, 8:30 a.m. @ King County Aquatics Center - WIAA at this link:

For Soccer, Sat, 11/12, 2 p.m. @ Gonzaga Prep: Pre-semfinal - Tickets are managed by WIAA Districts at this link:  

For Football, Fri, 11/11, 7 p.m. @ Summer - West Central District III Event: Fans must purchase their tickets online and should plan to purchase tickets before arriving at the venue at this link (Sunset Chevrolet Stadium, 1707 Main St., Sumner, WA 98390)

For State Tournaments: Go to the WIAA Bracket – click on ticket icon for specific game / date and you will be brought directly to the contest’s ticket link
  1. WIAA > Tournaments > Bracket >> Enter the contest’s classification (4A) > Display Brackets


Ongoing: Fee Waiver Consent Form available for families who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch
11/1-16: Senior Yearbook Grad Ads on sale
11/07-11: School Psychologist Awareness Week
11/11: Veterans Day- No School
11/13: Winter Sports Registration Due for Basketball and Gymnastics
11/14: Winter Sports Tryouts or Practice Begins
11/15: World Language Competency Testing @ WHS
11/18-19: Speech & Debate Tourney - Tahoma HS
11/19: Northshore Jazz Festival @ BHS
11/19-20: Pacific Model UN Conference, Seattle
11/21: PTA Reflections Art Entries Due
11/21: Winter Sports Registration due for Mens Swim/Dive & Wrestling
11/22: Winter Sports Parent Meeting, Commons, 7-9:30pm
11/23: NOT an ERW- altered Bell Schedule #2 7-period
11/24: Thanksgiving - No School
11/25: Native American Heritage Day - No School

11/28-12/16: Yearbook Sales (last chance to purchase a 2022-23 yearbook)
11/28-12/16: ASB Holiday Food Drive
12/02: NHS Dues payment deadline (if application was accepted), 11:59p
12/02-03: Speech & Debate Tourney - Bellevue SD
12/03: Robotics – State Qualifier 2
12/05-09: NHS Toys for Tots Drive
12/07: Spanish Club Service Activity
12/08: Winter Concert #1, 7p
12/09-10: Speech & Debate Tourney - 12/9-12/10 Auburn Riverside HS
12/10: Holiday Bazaar
12/12-16: Winterfest Spirit Week
12/15: Winter Concert #2, 7p
12/16: Senior Yearbook Grad Ads - last day to purchase
12/16: Last day to purchase 2022-23 Yearbook

12/17: Robotics – State Qualifier 3
12/19-31: Speech & Debate Tourney - Chiawana Chill (Asynch Speech Tournament)
12/19-01/02: Winter Break
02/10: WHS Sat, March 11 SAT exam registration due on College Board website
05/13: Senior Prom, MoPop
06/09: Class of 2023 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am
06/13: Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony, Pop Keeney Stadium, 6p

Veterans Day - No School
Friday, November 11

Athletics Registration
Registration closes Sunday night, November 13, for men's and women's basketball and gymnastics which are cut sports. Registration will remain open until Monday, November 21 for men's swim/dive and coed wrestling. Register now and don't wait until the last minute!

Winter sports tryouts or practice begin on Monday, November 14. If you have not registered yet, visit our Register for Athletics page for more information and to register on Final Forms. 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 tryouts or practice, a Final Forms 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.

Academic Eligibility Requirements
Student athletes in high school are expected to meet or exceed a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to compete in school-sponsored sports. 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 Final Forms, or need to check on a physical expiration date, please email Renae Hector, WHS Assistant to the Athletic Director, at

Holiday Bazaar 2022
Saturday, Dec 10th,11a-4p

Woodinville High School's Senior Class Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, December 10, 11 a.m. - 4 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 2023's prom and senior breakfast!
Vendor Applications Available!

Woodinville High School's Senior Class Holiday Bazaar vendor table reservations will benefit the WHS Class of 2023's prom and senior breakfast activities! 

If you should have any questions, please email

Thank you for your support and see you there!
WHS Culinary Science Club!
Seeking Donations to Fund Club Projects

The WHS ASB Culinary Science Club is seeking donations to fund their projects. Culinary Science Club members would very much appreciate the help of your generous donation to reach their goal!

Donate at TouchBase Lite:

A username/password are not needed.

Questions about the steps to donate on TouchBase Lite? Visit the WHS ASB Culinary Science Club website.

Thank you for supporting the WHS Culinary Science Club!
If you should have any questions, reach out to Culinary Science Club President Amalie Landry at

Washington State now has an earthquake early warning app: "MyShake"

The MyShake App sends a warning to mobile phone users that earthquake shaking is about to occur. The system uses ground-motion sensors to detect earthquakes that have already started and estimates their size, location, and impact. When it detects a significant magnitude, the system issues a ShakeAlert® Message, providing a warning a few seconds before shaking begins. 

Learn more at the Washington State Emergency Management Division website:

Hello new and returning WHS PTSA members!

Woodinville High School PTSA is now on Instagram! Give us a follow @WoodinvillePTSA to stay current on how our PTSA is helping support our WHS community. 

WHS PTSA supports academic needs, is an active voice on decisions that impact your child’s health, safety and quality of education, and builds a stronger, more inclusive school community.  Join WHS PTSA for your child because increasing our membership, even by one, makes it possible to provide important educational resources, speak up on important issues and create a stronger school community.  

We invite you to join because we can do more together than apart!

National PTA Reflections
Entries DUE November 21

Calling all artists! Students can enter original artwork in dance choreography, music composition, visual arts, film production, literature, and photography in response to the theme: "Show Your Voice!"

Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life.

Click HERE for more information and to download an entry form and rules.

Entries are due Wednesday, November 21st. All submissions will be turned in digitally via email.

Questions? Contact the WHS PTSA Reflections chair at

Reduced or Waived Fees 2022-23

Available by logging into ParentVue and completing the steps in the Student Information Updates module

***Step-by-step instructions on how to submit the consent form in ParentVUE can be found in .pdf HERE.  An electronic step-by-step guide is also available on the district website.***

Please note: Part of the process when completing the consent form is families will first verify their information (address, phone, emergency contacts, etc.). The Consent form will appear after the race and preferred language questions. Parents/Guardians need to go through each page and verify information before reaching the consent form. The ParentVUE app on cell phones looks nearly identical to the computer version of ParentVUE for completing the online consent form.

If you qualify for free or reduced price meals, also apply for reduced or waived extra-curricular school fees pursuant to House Bill 1660 (that you may be eligible for) by completing that section of the Student Information Updates in ParentVue* on or after August 15 (see House Bill 1660 details below). 

Completing the fee waiver form in ParentVUE* will allow your student's free and reduced status to be shared with those administering extra-curricular activities at our school or within the district, thus being able to waive or reduce certain fees. 

Consent must be given each school year and does not carry forward from last school year. Instructions on how to submit the consent form in ParentVUE can be found on the district website.

Once the Consent is submitted through the Student Information Updates portal in ParentVUE, it takes a minimum of 24 hours for the waived fees to show up in TouchBase.

Visit the District website to learn how to apply for free or reduced price meals.

Betsy Black, Account Specialist
Phone: 425-408-7657
Fax: 425-408-7645

ParentVUE: *If you need your username/password, email

Questions about student meals? 

Learn more about student breakfast and lunch options on the district food services webpage.

From the WHS Health Room

COVID Updates: 

The Washington State Department of Health has provided new guidance for schools this fall. Please review the Symptom and Exposure Flowchart for Schools and learn about the Northshore School District's COVID information on our Health Room website so you are prepared for the school year.  You'll find details about what to do if your child has:
  • Symptoms,
  • If your child is exposed to COVID,
  • What kind of test your child should have,
  • What to do if your child tests positive, and
  • How you will be notified of COVID cases at school.

Other Illnesses: 

To avoid the spread of illness other than COVID, follow these guidelines when deciding whether your child is healthy enough for school.  In addition to the COVID guidelines, if your child has any of the symptoms below, please keep him/her at home until the symptoms subside: 
  • APPEARANCE/BEHAVIOR: unusually tired, difficult to wake, pale, skin rash, lack of appetite; these are often signs of underlying illness.
  • FEVER: temperature of 100 degrees or higher in the past 24 hours
  • VOMITING/DIARRHEA: within the past 24 hours.
  • RASH: Any rash of unknown cause should be considered contagious. Please have your child examined by a health care provider to determine the cause and communicability of the rash before sending him/her to school. The school may require a note from the health care provider stating that the rash is not contagious.
  • Other: For other specific diseases or health difficulties it is always a good idea to contact the school nurse. We are happy to share information and resources anytime! 

Students must be fever-free without fever reducing medication and no vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. 

Medications at School:

If your student will be taking any medication at school, please contact the school nurse.  The Northshore School District recommends that medication be taken at home whenever possible.  We recognize, however, that in some cases it is essential that medication be administered during the school day. Learn about the procedures for the handling of ALL medications in the schools, as well as find the authorization form, on our Health Room website.

Please do not put any kind of medicine, including Tylenol, vitamins, and cough drops in your child's lunch box, backpack or pockets.  Unidentified medicine can never be given at school.  

Please feel free to contact us at any time to discuss health concerns about your student.  

Christie Callahan RN, BSN 
Jennifer Gardner RN, BSN 
(425) 408-7406

COVID-19 Update

The Department of Health (DOH) requires schools to  inform families and students of  COVID-19 cases and potential outbreaks.
  • The accuracy of our data depends on self-reporting.
  • Thank you for continuing to let the Nurse Callahan and Nurse Gardner know if your child tests positive for COVID-19.
  • To view information, including school and district trends, visit the District’s COVID-19 data dashboard. The dashboard is updated weekly on Monday evenings
If your child is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 please keep them home and test for COVID-19.
Families can order free COVID-19 tests from the state
Together, we can keep our schools healthy and safe.

Transportation 2022-23

Please click this LINK for bus information 2022-23. 
Please click HERE for Daily Bus Passes and Activity Bus Passes routes and information! 
WHS E-News from the Principal
"One Falcon, One Family"

November 10, 2022
Volume 12, Issue 9
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 7:50 A.M. – 3:50 P.M. 

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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