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Woodinville High School | Care - Respect - Leadership

 “As truth be told, homecoming never gets old.” ~ Hlovate

Homecoming Royalty 2022!
Freshman Highness: Navaughn Felton & Josh Soderlund
Sophomore Highness: Landry Wilkerson & Mason Dias
Junior Highness: Alejandro Garcia & Saeed Elmohandes
Senior King/Queen: Finn Miller & Ava Miltenberger
Jester: Ben Fisk
Knight: Cash Sanders
Wizard: Mimi Ashner

Homecoming Assembly 
Fri, Oct 13

WHS Homecoming 2022!

Homecoming Dance is this Saturday, 10/15, 8-11p
WHS Commons

Tickets will be for sale at the door for $35- CASH ONLY!

Woodinville High School ASB is excited to announce “An Evening in Athens” themed Homecoming dance on Saturday, October 15 from 8-11p! The dance will include an out of this world DJ production and dance floor, along with stunning décor, photo booths, games, and food trucks!
Learn more!
Financial Aid Night! 
WHS Theatre, Thurs, Oct 20, 6:30p

Falcons! Mark your calendars for Financial Aid Night that will take place on Thursday, October 20 at 6:30p in the WHS Theatre!

All grades are welcome to learn more about paying for college, financial aid, and scholarships!
Questions? Contact Ms. Tang in the College & Career Center.

Message from your WHS Counselors

Recap of PSAT & Grade-Level Activities on 10/12
Freshmen who did not take the PSAT and all seniors who did not take the SAT had three different rotations:

-Presentation from Jostens about commitment to graduation
-Mental health information from counselors and PE department
-Naviance/High School & Beyond Plan information from the counselors.
-Learned about resources and digital citizenship from the librarians


-Jostens presented information on graduation
-Counselors presented about the High School & Beyond Plan and Post-Secondary options
-In the theater, seniors had opportunities to hear from Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, and San Diego State University

Seniors! Apps & Snacks: Fri, 10/21! 
College Apps & Snacks are happening! Come work on your applications, essays, ask your counselor questions, and have some snacks throughout the school day. 

Just a reminder that counselors are hosting 3 College Apps & Snacks sessions during periods 1-2 (Session #1), 3-4 (Session #2), and 6-7 (Session #3).
Seniors can attend one session and must have a permission form signed by their parent and teacher(s) to participate. The form can be found at the College & Career Center.  Reach out to your counselor if you have any questions.

WHS Counselors  
Strandy, Lamb, Churchill, Hirsch, Brenner, 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!

WHS Fall Play: The Laramie Project,
Nov 2-5, 7p

Woodinville High School Theatre Company presents The Laramie Project written by award-winning playwright Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project. 

The Laramie Project is a thought-provoking, critically acclaimed, and emotionally riveting theatre piece that explores the experience of a small town at the epicenter of an incomprehensible crime. This show tackles difficult subject matter (homophobia, intolerance, hate crimes) and contains adult language. Parental discretion is advised, and the show is not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Performances are November 2-5, 7:00p at the Woodinville High School Theatre.

Tickets are available for purchase first come, first serve online through TouchBase, as well as in person at the WHS Main or Cashier's Office (M-F, 7:50a-3:50p).

Seats are not assigned, so it is suggested that larger groups who want to sit together arrive by 6:15p on show nights.

Ticket prices are as follows:
  • General Admission $15
  • Students w/ASB $12
  • Seniors 65+ $12

Purchasing Online Tickets
  • Individuals with students in Northshore will be able to purchase tickets by logging into their TouchBase account (do not create a Guest Account!). 
    If a username/password is needed, please                       email 
  • Individuals who do not have students in Northshore can create a Guest Account at TouchBase.
  • Tickets purchased online will be available at Will Call.
  • If online tickets are sold out, tickets will still be available for purchase at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

Other Details
  • The box office opens at 6:15p each show night.
  • Event is subject to change according to guidance by the Northshore School District, King County Dept. of Health, and/or the State of WA
  • Masks are optional.

Dates you need to know

Yearbook Sales ($55.00)

Sales Window #3: Nov 28-Dec 16
**This is the last opportunity for you to guarantee the purchase of a 2023 Yearbook.
**Online or in-person at the main/cashier's office.

Senior Photos: 

These are due Oct. 27th. PLEASE remember you don’t have to have a professional photo. If you have an appointment with a professional photographer after this date it’s okay. For your senior photo you can turn in a nice picture of yourself from your phone or that a friend took. 
*Also, please know, if you would like a “nice” photo taken, I have some great student photographers in my Yearbook class who would love to take care of you and they will give you the photos for free to do what you want with them. Just email me and we will set you up with them.
**Please know that this deadline may seem early (it has been on or around this date for the last four years I have been the adviser here at WHS :-)). This is due to our deadlines with our publisher. We get these in early in order to make our deadlines and have our books for Senior Awards night in early June. :-)
***Email if you have any questions about this Woodinville Tradition.

Turning in Photos: You (Senior and Parent) will receive an email with a link to upload your photo. Each link is specific for you and one picture. I am not exactly sure what the email will say, it could be from Balfour (our yearbook company), it could say Woodinville Yearbook or Mrs. Alder. I cannot remember how they came last year and this is our second year turning in pictures like this. Important Info: If you have a professional photographer who will upload your picture for you, you will need to forward that specific link to them.
Just in case you are curious this new way is to ensure we are getting the photo you want and it allows me to keep better track of who has turned in a picture and who we may still be missing. We love having as complete a senior section as we can. Not perfect but as close as possible. :-)

Senior Grad Ads: 

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 Nov. 1 through Dec. 16th.
Hello new and returning WHS PTSA members!

Here is our first staff appreciation luncheon SignUpGenius, see the link below. It will be held on Halloween!  We can’t wait!  Please take a moment and sign up if you are able to!!!!

Thanks from your WHS PTSA!

WHS PTSA Membership and Donate
"Pass the Hat"

Amazon Smiles

Does your student need a tutor? Would your student like to get a jump on homework or have a place to come and exchange ideas and information?  Falcon Quest is available at WHS!
  • Monday, 7:30-8:05a & 3:30-4:15
  • Tuesday, 7:30-8:05a & 3:30-4:15p
  • Wednesday, 7:30-8:05a & 2:00-2:45
  • Thursday, 7:30-8:05a & 3:30-4:15p
Location: Library

Questions? Email Mr. Pyzer at

Learn about other
Academic support tips!

Student Celebrations!

WHS Thespians attend Broadway production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” 

Thirty-one WHS theatre students, under the leadership of Theatre Director Josh Butchart, had the opportunity to see the touring Broadway production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Paramount Theater in Seattle on Thursday, October 14.  Special discount tickets were arranged by Seattle Theater Group as a way to encourage student thespians to engage with this powerful story.  Rave reviews were given from all who attended!  


Ongoing: Fee Waiver Consent Form available for families who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch
10/14: Homecoming Game vs. Bothell, Pop Keeney, 7pm
10/15: Homecoming Dance, WHS Commons, 8pm
10/20: Picture Retakes
10/21: Pink Out – Breast Cancer Awareness
10/24: World Language Competency Testing Registration Due
10/26: Fall Fest!
10/17-23: Senior Week - CO2023 Cap, Gown & Announcement sales with Jostens
10/27: Senior Yearbook Photos Due
10/27:  Fall Music Concert
10/28: Football Senior Night Game vs. Skyline HS
11/1-16: Senior Yearbook Grad Ads on sale
11/02-05: Fall Play: The Laramie Project
11/04: End 1st Quarter
11/09:  Spanish Club Event Night 
11/15: World Language Competency Testing @ WHS
11/21: PTA Reflections Art Entries Due
11/28-12/16: Yearbook Sales (last chance to purchase a 2022-23 yearbook)
12/16: Senior Yearbook Grad Ads - last day to purchase
12/16: Last day to purchase 2022-23 Yearbook
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


For more information please visit the WHS website.
If not done so already:
  • All parents/guardians must log into ParentVUE to sign off on NSD required forms
  • All students must log into StudentVUE to sign off on the Rights & Responsibilities Handbook

Picture Retake Day
Thurs, 10/20

Retakes for all students are scheduled for Thursday, October 20 during both lunches in the Theatre/Gym Foyer. 

Picture retakes are for students who have not had their picture taken this year (for their free WHS studetn ID card or to purchase a package) or who purchased a picture package and would like their photo retaken.
  • For retakes, students must bring back their original picture package
  • There will be no retakes for free student ID cards only
Every student must have a WHS ID card picture taken. Students must carry photo ID at school and at activities at all times. Students must also present WHS photo ID at the attendance window if arriving late. Students are expected to give their name/show photo ID to any staff member who asks for it during the school day or at a school-sponsored event.
Picture package information is available on the Dorian website.
World Language Competency Testing - Fall 2022

Registration now open thru 10/24/2022

Registration opened online October 10, and will be open until October 24 for students to participate in the World Language Competency Testing here in Northshore School District. Registration will close on Monday, October 24th.

This year registration is being done at the building level. To register please click here to complete the form. This is an opportunity for students who can read, write, listen and speak a language other than English to earn up to four competency credits and/or the Seal of Biliteracy designation on their high school transcript. More detailed information about the test and earning credits can be found on the World Language Competency Test website. Here is the pertinent information regarding the upcoming testing opportunity:

  • Date/Time—Tuesday, November 15th, from your student's home school’s start time to end time (WHS 8:20a-3:20p. Check-in for the test can begin 30 minutes beforehand (WHS 7:50a). 
  • Location—Students’ home schools (WHS Library)
  • The test is open to grades 7th through 12th

Again, the test registration is open from 10/10 through 10/24

All of this information can be found on the WL testing website: World Language Competency Test
  • Please refer to the frequently asked questions document for more details. 
  • It's also easy to find the WLCT website from the district main page. 
  • Click In Our Schools / Assessment / World Language Competency Test or use the shortcut URL

Student Justice Collective Application DUE Oct. 21st. 

The Northshore School District invites high school students interested in serving on its Student Justice Collective to apply. The Racial and Educational Justice Department will oversee this collective. 
First meeting for current and new members will be held on October 26th, at 2:30pm. 

Click HERE for more details. 
Click HERE to apply!

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. 

Class of 2023 News & Info

Legal Name Verification for Diploma and Commencement Program

Class of 2023 Seniors!

Please confirm the name you would like printed on your diploma and in the Commencement program.

Step 1 - Please log into your school email and open the email sent to you to review your name(s), first, middle, and last name we have listed for you in our student information system.

Step 2 – Go to this link to to verify your name(s) and to indicate which name you would like printed on your diploma and in the Commencement program. 

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

Class of 2023: Senior Handbook

Class of 2023! Check out additional important Senior Information in the Senior Handbook found on the College Resources website under Counseling!

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

Woodinville High School Music Boosters Chipotle Fundraiser, Tues, 10/18, 4-8pm

Athletics Registration
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.

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!

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

WHS E-News from the Principal
"One Falcon, One Family"

October 14, 2022
Volume 12, Issue 6
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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