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Woodinville High School | Care - Respect - Leadership

Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow.~Eleanor Brownn 

Thank you for your support of the ASB Holiday Food Drive and Malty Food Bank!

PSAT Scores available from College Board

How students access their scores

Scores are posted on

Students who provided their email address on their answer sheet on PSAT test day received an email notifying them when their scores were available.

The email had a unique access code that connected to their scores online. Students who haven't already done so were asked to set up a free College Board account to view their scores.

Students who didn't provide an email address on their answer sheet on test day can still access their scores online. If a student has not already done so, they will be asked to set up a free College Board account before they can view their scores.

Parents should NOT set up College Board accounts in their name or with their email address. Students should set up their own College Board account with their personal (non NSD school) email address.

Learn more about what the scores mean and next steps on the College Board's Getting Scores website.

Woodinville DECA students need your help-
Business Attire Clothing Drive, December 20-28!

The marketing department at Woodinville High School is in need of business attire donations. Woodinville DECA is putting on a business attire clothing drive to assist present and future DECA members in dressing for success during competitions. We are in need of women’s/men’s dress pants, suit coats, and skirts in solid black, gray, or navy.  If you, or someone you know (students, parents, grandparents, friends) have any items of clothing that match this description and you are ready to donate, please do so all WHS students can dress for success without the stress this year! Another option is to purchase these items at our local thrift stores if you don’t have anything in your closet you’re willing to part with. Please make sure the clothes follow the dress code pictured below.

Two in-school service hours will be granted for each donated matched set (jacket/pants), and one hour will be granted for each item. Students have the chance to earn a maximum of 2 hours, but if you have more to donate please do so. We want to make sure everyone is able to fulfill the dress code, and these items are often expensive making it difficult for some students to acquire proper business attire.

Drop off dates are the 20th and 28th, 9:00am - 12pm for both days. Please bring items to the drop off circle by the main office.
Any questions can be sent to and we will be happy to answer.

Message from your WHS Counselors  
Hi Falcons! 

The long awaited Winter Break is here! 
Students have worked hard this semester “getting back into academic shape” as we returned to in-person learning.  We hope the break will allow our students and families time to focus on each other, rest up, laugh and have fun.

We know this can also be a stressful time of year for students and families. We encourage you to keep in touch with your emotions and practice self-care….  
  • Exercise: go for a walk/run, do yoga, lift weights, play basketball
  • Practice mindfulness: notice your thoughts and feelings, stay calm, practice deep breathing
  • Care for others: send a text, write a note, deliver food/drink, help with chores
  • Sleep: never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep or a nap
List of local food banks, pantries, and community meal information.
2021 Holiday Assistance

Tips for finding a mental health therapist:

PSAT test results:
PSAT Scores are available through your student’s College Board account.  When we return from break, we will be discussing the PSAT results in Advisory. If you don't already know, Khan Academy is a free resource that students can link their PSAT scores to, in order to receive customized support.

Don’t forget!  You have the majority of January to get your grades up before the end of first semester.  Block out time over the break to dig into Schoology and look for missing assignments you can knock out.  It will pay off and reduce stress in January as we come to the end of the semester!

We wish you have a wonderful and blessed winter break, 

WHS Counseling Team
Amy Strandy, Kat Lamb, Scott Churchill, Nate Hirsch, Sarah Brenner, My Kiakotos,  Lisa Law

College and Career Center Scoop!
College & Career Center Scoop🍦- SECOND ISSUE

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. Enjoy the second issue by clicking the link above. You can also read the first issue of the Scoop here.

2021-2022 Athletics 


We are excited to offer Unified bowling beginning January 11. We are looking for Special Olympic "athletes" and "partners" who will work as a peer coach with the athletes. Additional information and requirements are below:
  • Dates: January 11, 14, 18, 25, 28, February 1, 7, 8, 14, and 15.
  • Transportation to Kenmore Lanes is provided via Northshore School District buses.
  • Practices and competitions will run from approximately 3:45-5:00, so students should be back to WHS between 5:20-5:30 for pick up. 
  • Competitions are with Bothell, Inglemoor, and North Creek high schools.
  • If interested, please register on Final Forms from the link provided on our Register for Athletics website.
  • Athletes - Complete the Athlete Release Form and the Athlete Medical Form. Completed forms can be uploaded during the registration process or returned to the Athletic Office. Athlete physicals are good for 3 years.
  • Partners - Complete the Unified Partner Release Form. You will also need a current sports physical which can be uploaded during the registration process or returned to the Athletic Office. Physicals are good for 2 years.
  • Kenmore Lanes requires proof of vaccination.
  • The Northshore academic policy does not apply to Unified bowling.
  • ASB and participation fees do not apply to Unified bowling.
If you are interested, have questions, or want more information, please contact Coaches Katherine Smith ( and Crystal Winterbourne ( They are looking forward to a fun-filled experience!

WHS Sporting Events - Spectator Mask Requirement

With winter sport season underway, a reminder that due to the legal mandate, masks that cover the mouth and nose must be worn in all indoor settings and at outdoor events with 500 or more people regardless of vaccination status. This legal mandate includes spectators at WHS sporting events. We appreciate and thank all students, parents, guardians, and guests, in advance, for keeping safety at the forefront by adhering to the requirement. 

We love the spirit our community contributes supporting and cheering on the Falcons. We hope this measure will play a part in continuing that tradition while also keeping our schools open and our students, families, and community healthy.

Thank you for your partnership.

Student Celebrations!

Lady Falcons Soared at the First Two Gymnastics Meets of the Season!
On Thurs December 9th, our WHS Gymnastics team kicked off the season in style, competing against Inglemoor and North Creek.  They followed it up with another successful night the following week at their second meet on Tuesday Dec 14th against Skyline and Mt. Si.  Co-captains Emma Mann and Katie Barker, along with coaches Kathie Koch and Shannon Kelly led the effort.  The lady Falcons displayed a typical and yet exquisite combination of strength and flexibility, energy and balance, and power and grace. 10 girls per school compete on each of the four events: balance beam, floor, uneven bars, and vault, and the top 5 scores per event are combined together to form the team score.  Gymnast powerhouses Emily Brouwers and Katie Barker earned the top spot in the all-around category!  The lady Falcons compete next on Wednesday Jan 5th at Woodinville at 7pm, so come watch and cheer them on!  
Go Falcons!
Team Scores:

Woodinville Individual Event Results Contributing to Team Score:
(Top name is Meet 1, bottom name is Meet 2)

Falcon Debate Team Competed at Auburn Riverside Tournament!

Falcon Speech and Debate team did well again the weekend of December 11 at the Auburn Riverside tournament! Here are the results: 

Jiya Joshi won 1st place in Novice Impromptu speaking AND novice Spontaneous Argument. 

Maddie Obert won 2nd place in Novice Impromptu speaking AND novice Spontaneous Argument.

Maddie Donahue took 1st place in Novice Original Oratory, AND 4th place in Novice Spontaneous Argument.

Our Novice Spontaneous Argument students made up 3 out of the 4 competitors in the finals! Jiya, Maddie O., and Maddie D. have never competed in this event before.

Samikshaa Prabhu did well in Novice Impromptu speaking and almost made it into finals as well. 

There was some tough competition in Open Impromptu speaking, with 41 competitors in the event. Jackson Kelly, Myla Munson, Mariam Kazmi, Allan Xuan, and Isaiah Toth did well, and Myla and Jackson almost made it into the finals round. 

Myla Munson and Jackson Kelly came in 5th and 6th in Open Spontaneous Argument. 

Wesley Gerrish, Mariam Kazmi, Eileen Miller, and Allan Xuan competed in Open Lincoln-Douglas debate. Mariam Kazmi again was the best speaker overall in Open Lincoln-Douglas debate. Eileen Miller was just shy of making it to quarterfinals. Unfortunately, there were some issues during the tournament with judging, and Wesley and Mariam should have made quarterfinals, with the advisor trying to work with the tournament officials to figure out what happened!

Congratulations to these students on their success!

Winter Concert Assemblies
Were held December 17 throughout the school day for students to enjoy!

Learning Center Breakfast and Celebration

The LC Department held their traditional pancake breakfast for LC students on Friday, December 17!


Details are subject to changes in guidance from the Northshore School District, King County Department of Health, and/or the State of Washington.
COVID-19 Testing every Wednesday during 2nd period                                                       
12/17: Senior Grad Ads due to Yearbook by midnight
12/20: DECA Practice

12/28: DECA Practice
12/20-31: Winter Break - No School (WHS Offices Closed)

01/07: DECA Area 3 Competition
01/17: MLK Day – No School
01/27: DECA State Competition Meeting
01/31: Non-Student Grading Day
02/16: Current Grades 9, 10, & 11 2022-23 Registration Distribution @ Advisory
02/11: SAT at WHS on 03/12 Registration DUE
03/02: Current Grades 9, 10, & 11 2022-23 Registration Due @ Advisory
03/12: SAT at WHS
05/14: Senior Prom, Pacific Science Center
06/10: Class of 2022 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am
06/14: Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony

WINTER BREAK December 17- January 2 
From all of us at WHS, we send best wishes to our entire Falcon Family for an enjoyable and safe holiday season!

ASB, Admin, & Staff enjoyed sending students off to break with candy canes and their best wishes!

FINAL DAY to Buy a 2021-2022 Yearbook is TODAY, Friday, December 17!!

Yearbooks are sold on a pre-sale basis ONLY for $55.00 each. Sales will not take place after today, December 17!!

Yearbooks can be purchased online through Touchbase through the end of the day today. 

Please plan accordingly as many students who believe they do not want a yearbook during the sale windows at the start of the year feel differently as the school year comes to a close and they are unable to purchase one!

Please be reminded that if during the course of the year more than one yearbook is purchased – there will be NO REFUNDS. If you purchase two yearbooks, you will be given two books, not one book and a refund for the other.



Jostens Senior Cap/Gown Group Order Sales Window Extended to December 17!

Prices INCREASE after this date!

Please click here for more information!



Just a friendly reminder to those seniors who still need to verify the spelling of their name to be printed on their diploma and in the Commencement program. Thank you to those who have already responded. 

Please check your NSD student email account for an important message sent to all seniors regarding their printed name verification with the link to a Google Form to verify. 

After reading the email received, go to to verify the name to be printed on your diploma and in the Commencement program. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Porter, WHS Counseling Office Manager at

PTSA Pass-the-Hat fundraiser!

Thank you for giving to PTSA’s fundraiser, Pass-the-Hat! We are halfway to our $9,000 goal thanks to your generosity. If you haven’t had a chance to donate yet, this is the perfect way to make a difference. All your tax-deductible donations will be used to support and enrich our school community and classrooms this year. You will be helping PTSA fulfill staff grant requests for classroom supplies and support materials such as books, art supplies, science lab support, musical equipment, counseling center supplies and special needs materials, just to name a few. Visit our website at or scan our QR code to donate.

Please consider Pass-the-Hat for your year-end donations, and don’t forget to check if your employer has a ‘company match’ program. THANK YOU!

WHS Main Office is seeking Copy Brigade Volunteers!

The Main Office is looking to fill spots for the Copy Brigade.  The Copy Brigade program focuses on ten or more regularly committed volunteers making photocopies, laminating items submitted to the Main Office Copy Center by faculty and staff, as well as providing assistance keeping the work room copy center organized. Regular, committed volunteers are needed Monday through Friday for a 2-hour window between 8:20 - 12:20 p.m.

Volunteers who are able to commit to regular and consistent participation are key to the effectiveness of this program. Volunteers are encouraged to team up in pairs and, for example, volunteer every other Tuesday, alternating with their partner.  Then, if a Tuesday volunteer can’t make it, her or his alternating Tuesday partner may be able to swap days and fill in.  In the event a Work Room Copy Center volunteer is unable to make it on their specified day and a back-up person cannot be located, the Main Office Secretary is contacted so alternate arrangements can be made for that day. 

Please email Main Office Secretary Ellen Esteves at if interested and advise the day of the week you would like to volunteer!

Please note:  All NSD volunteers complete a mandatory volunteer training, background check, and submit proof of vaccination prior to volunteering. Volunteers must wear masks.

More information is available on the district website.

Thank you Falcon Families!

Women of Influence Club Seeking Donations for April Conference

Women of Influence Club is hosting our third annual Women of Influence Leadership Conference at the end of April. This conference will connect aspiring Woodinville High School students to influential female leaders. The conference will include a panel discussion of eight highly accomplished women in diverse occupations, followed by small round table discussions accompanied by a catered meal.

The goal of this conference is to empower young leaders by giving them an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with professional women in a variety of industries.

In order to stay true to our values of equity and inclusivity, and to give our attendees the best experience possible, our goal is to make this conference free of any cost.

The easiest way to sponsor is by giving a monetary donation so we can cover the cost of the conference.

Donate here:

Thank you!
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
Attendance Absences & PCR Covid-19 Result Requirement

Due to high email and call volumes: if you are reporting your child absent from school due to any of the symptoms listed below for any period of time, they are required to get a NAAT, RT-PCR or PCR test prior to return to school. Reference the King County Return to School Flow Chart NSD follows below.  
  • Fever of 100.4°F or 38°C or higher 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Chills  
  • Fatigue 
  • Muscle pain or body aches  
  • Headache 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Sore throat 
  • Congestion or runny nose 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
Various testing sites available through your provider, King County or UW testing sites (linked below). Please return all Covid results to the WHS and

Important Health and Safety Information!
Student out of school for positive COVID test? Please notify school nurse

If a student is out of school for testing Positive with Covid, please notify WHS school nurses Christie Callahan/Jennifer Gardner immediately, this is related to protocols from Public Health guidelines.
Thank You, 
Christie Callahan RN, BSN
School Nurse Woodinville High School (425) 408-7406
Jennifer Gardner RN, BSN
School Nurse Woodinville High School (425) 408-7406


The COVID Handbook has been updated and reflects NSD's current practices. Please read through this information carefully so that we can work together to keep our students, staff, and families safe. NSD will continue to monitor evolving pandemic data along with state and federal requirements to update this handbook as appropriate. You can find the link to the NSD COVID-19 Handbook here
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"

December 17, 2021
Volume 11, Issue 15
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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