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“Words are things, I’m convinced… Someday we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. I think they get on the walls, they get in your wallpaper, they get in your rugs, in your upholstery, in your clothes. And, finally, into you.” ~Maya Angelou

Sunrise at WHS the morning of
September 9, 2022

Thursday ~ September 22
6:00-6:30 p.m. Activities Fair
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Curriculum Night

Woodinville High School’s Fall Open House & Curriculum Night will be on Thursday, September 22. 
This is a great opportunity to meet faculty and staff at WHS and to learn about the school and courses your student is taking. In addition to the activities fair, the counselors will be available, as well as the cashiers, for your convenience.

Picture Make-Up Day
Tues, 9/13

Students who missed Falcon Days in August are scheduled for picture make-ups on Tuesday, September 13 during both lunches in the Theatre/Gym Foyer.
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.

Starting August 1, pre-orders for picture packages placed online at were avaialable by searching Woodinville High School or by going directly to:

o    Online orders can be placed up to four days after your student’s picture day.

o    After the 4-day grace period expires, a personalized access key will be sent home with picture delivery. A $7 shipping and handling fee will be added to all orders made with a personalized access key and orders will ship directly to your home.

o    If you do not pre-order online, a Dorian picture order form will be available for your student to complete at school and a separate check is needed for each student payable to “Dorian”, the photography company.

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

Attendance Updates for 2022-23

Student IDs Required for Late Arrivals
Students arriving late MUST scan their free WHS student ID cards or have their StudentVUE App open at the Attendance Office to receive their late arrival pass as we move to a new system this school year. The Attendance Office will have an iPad where students will scan their student WHS student ID cards to receive their printed pass to take to class with them.

If your student does not have their WHS student ID card or a phone to login to their StudentVUE account, they will have the ability to login to StudentVUE on the iPad at the Attendance Office.

Thank you for reminding your student to come prepared and ready to show their WHS student ID card when when arriving late to school to help keep things moving quickly.

Attendance News & Changes for 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.
  • 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 interruptions.
  • 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 read about the new late arrival policy where students are REQUIRED to bring their Student ID cards to sign in late.

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
Student Parking 
Parking Hangers needed to park on Campus effective Monday, 9/12

Parking hangers are required for students to park on the WHS campus effective Monday, September 12.
Students approved for parking who did not pay for and pick up their parking hanger on August 25th at Falcon Days can do so with Mr. Dillman ( at the Main Office Campus Supervisor window next to the Attendance Office window. 

Learn more about student parking at WHS.

Message from your WHS Counselors

Welcome back to school from your WHS Counseling Team!

It has been wonderful spending time with our students as we have worked to confirm their schedules.

We have also been focusing on supporting students as they made the transition back to school, while combating nerves, fears and expectations.

Next up, counselors will place focus on working with seniors applying to college.  We will be hosting college workshops, during the day, titled "College Apps and Snacks" where we will teach senior how to use Naviance to request transcripts and letters of rec. and walk them through the application process.  If seniors need letters of rec, they  should communicate  soon with their teachers and counselor.  
Stay tuned for Apps and Snacks dates, coming soon!
In the meantime, check out our college readiness website and the Senior Handbook.

WHS Counselors mission is to support ALL students with their academics, social and emotional health and
post secondary planning.

Reach out to your student's counselor if we can be of support!
Students can see us during options at lunch or after school.

Wed, Oct 12

*All Juniors & Sophomores  

*Optional Freshmen Registration due Fri, Sept 9
The PSAT serves as a practice for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
  • All WHS juniors and sophomores are scheduled to participate.
  • WHS freshmen will have the opportunity to opt in.
  • The exam fee is $18.00 for all grade levels.

Juniors/Sophomores: The fee will populate to all junior and sophomore TouchBase accounts by Wednesday, August 24. The fee is due Friday, September 9. (Eleventh graders see below for fee waiver information.)
* Note: 10th and 11th graders do not register at the Freshmen Total Registration link below!  

Freshmen: Freshmen opting to take the PSAT must register through theTotal Registration portal (link in the green box below) and pay the $18.00 fee no later than Friday, September 9. 

SAT for Seniors at WHS:
Wed, Oct 12

Register by Tues, Sept 13

The College Board’s SAT exam will be administered during the school day at WHS on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. This test administration is geared as an opportunity for seniors to take the SAT while juniors and sophomores (and opted-in freshmen) take the PSAT exam. The SAT will also be offered at WHS on Saturday, March 11, 2023. 

Registration Deadlines:
October 12 SAT exam  - Registration is due Tuesday, September 13 (no late registration)

For WHS October 12 SAT registration, please create an account using the link below (if you have not created one previously). Then click on Woodinville High School to register and pay the $60 exam fee online no later than September 13.

March 11 SAT exam at WHS Registration is due February 10, with late registration by February 28.

For WHS March 11 SAT registration, visit the College Board website.

SAT exams are also administered several times per year at other locations inside and outside of the Northshore School District.  Students will need to establish a College Board account before they can register for these tests.  It is important that the student registers with their own account, not a parent's account.  Creating an account takes about 30 minutes.  This is the same account that you will use if you are registering for an AP test.

With a College Board account, you can register for the SAT, and access/print your SAT Admission Ticket.  You can also access your SAT scores online, and send them to colleges.  Additionally, an account lets you manage your personal college list, save your scholarship searches, compare costs at colleges that interest you, and more.

As these tests fill up quickly, we recommend that if you want to test at a convenient location that you sign up for the SAT early.  Otherwise you might end up taking the test at a location further away.

Registration and further information about the SAT can be found at:

Or by contacting NSD CTE Director Damen Schuneman at or your student's counselor.

Learn about:
- College Board Coronavirus SAT updates
- SAT Digital Learning Resources

Device Distribution 

Computers were distributed Friday, September 2 during English class for those who did not have one assigned to them from last school year.
If your student still does not have a computer or has any tech questions, please direct them to the Library. Further questions can be emailed to

Student Celebrations!

WHS celebrates 223 AP Scholars! 

Each August, the College Board releases AP Scholar Award results for students who tested in May of the preceding school year. WHS is pleased to announce 223 Falcons who tested in May of 2022 earned AP Scholar Awards* from College Board! These are exceptional accomplishments and congratulations are extended to our current and former students and their families from the classes of 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025!

103 AP Scholars: Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams

43 AP Scholars with Honor: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams

77 AP Scholars with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams

1 AP International Diploma: The AP International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized certificate awarded to students who display exceptional achievement across a variety of disciplines. Available to U.S. high school students applying to universities outside the country, the APID certifies outstanding academic excellence with a global perspective. (But it's not a substitute for a high school diploma.) Students must score a 3 or higher on 5 or more AP Exams. 



Ongoing: Fee Waiver Consent Form available for families who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch
Thru 9/16: Yearbook Sales (Last Chance 11/28-12/16)
09/09: PSAT Exam Fee Due (10th/11th, Optional 9th for Oct. 12 PSAT @ WHS)
09/12: Parking Hangers required to park on campus
09/13: SAT Exam Registration/Fee Due (for Oct. 12 SAT @ WHS)
09/13: National Honor Society Welcome & FAQ Meeting (students only)
09/13: Picture Make-Up Day
09/16: Class Fees posted to TouchBase accounts
09/11: Salute to Military Night @ Pop Keeney
09/22: Open House & Curriculum Night @6:30pm
09/23: Class Fees Due through TouchBase
10/10-14: Homecoming Spirit Week
10/12: PSAT Exam at WHS (10th, 11th, Opt-In 9th)
10/12: SAT Exam at WHS (12th) (during the school day)
10/12: Grade-Level Activities for non-PSAT/SAT testing students

10/14: Homecoming Assembly
10/14: Homecoming Game vs. Bothell, Pop Keeney, 7pm
10/15: Homecoming Dance, WHS, 8pm
10/20: Picture Retakes
10/21: Pink Out – Breast Cancer Awareness
10/17-23: Senior Week - CO2023 Cap, Gown & Announcement sales with Jostens
10/27: Senior Yearbook Photos Due
10/27:  Fall Music Concert
11/02:  Spanish Club Event Night 
11/02-05: Fall Play 
11/04: End 1st Quarter
05/13: Senior Prom, MoPop
06/09: Class of 2023 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am
TBD: Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony (pending School Board approval)


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

Bell Schedules
Sept 12-16

Routine weekly schedule begin with blocks on Wednesday & Thursday

9/12: 7-Period #2
9/13: 7-Period #2
9/14: ERW Block 2/4/6 #3
9/15: Block 1/3/5/7 #4
9/16: 7-Period #2

View the routine and all Bell Schedules and the Bell/Block Schedule Calendar on the website under Our School, Bell Schedules 2022-23.

Lunch Schedule
View the Lunch Schedule for 1st semester.

Reduced or Waived Fees 2022-23

Consent Form available on or after August 15 by logging into ParentVue

Visit the District website to learn how to apply for free or reduced price meals.
***Instructions on how to submit the consent form in ParentVUE can be found HERE.***

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 logging into ParentVue* on or after August 15. 

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.

*If you need your username/password, email

Class Schedule Changes

Schedule changes are ONLY permitted for the following reasons:
  • Seniors needing a graduation requirement
  • Missing a period in your schedule
  • Misplacement in a class (already taken or don't qualify)

If a student meets one or more of the criteria above, the student should contact their counselor.
Students should book an appoitment with their counselors if they have any further questions at this LINK!

Greetings from PTSA!

Welcome back to school from the PTSA! We're so pleased to be back in person and we look forward to seeing parents, teachers and staff and at Curriculum night on September 22nd. Mark your calendars for an informative night and the annual PTSA Pass-the-Hat fundraiser which supports our teachers and students.  The WHS parent community has been so generous throughout the pandemic when we missed being able to talk to you at the assembly and to have our traditional 3rd period Pass-the-Hat event.  We're back this year and we hope you will continue to support this very important fundraiser. This year's theme is One Falcon One Family and through your donations we can continue to support this incredible WHS community.

Examples of past support include providing a mental health counselor, purchasing emergency supplies and storage containers, funding scholarships, hosting teacher appreciation events and many more.  We receive requests directly from staff and teachers and fund requests that can offer the most impact as a result of your generous tax deductible donations.

Our goal for this year's Pass-the-Hat is $20,000 and we hope that you will help us to exceed it. Please consider a donation to Pass-the-Hat by using the Membership and Donate QR code below. 

One Falcon One Family - Joining the PTSA is a great way to show your support of WHS - our students, teachers and staff - and to connect with other Falcon families.   The PTSA's voice in advocating for our students in Woodinville and the state is strengthened by our membership numbers. Please join today AND make your Pass-the-Hat donation at the same time.

Looking for more ways to contribute?  
Remember to use when you shop online and pick Woodinville High School PTSA as your charitable organization.  And if you have company match at work, add us to your company's program.  These are both easy ways to donate all year long and enrich the academic lives of your children.

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WHS PTSA Membership and Donate

WHS Main Office Copy Brigade Parent/Guardian Volunteers needed!

The Main Office is looking to fill spots for the 2022-23 Copy Brigade! The Copy Brigade program focuses on ten or more regularly committed volunteers making photocopies and 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, the 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. Masks are optional.

More information regarding volunteer paperwork requirements is available on the district website.

Thank you Falcon Families!

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

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!
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!

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.

Questions about student meals? 

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

Transportation 2022-23

Please click this LINK for bus information 2022-23. 
WHS E-News from the Principal
"One Falcon, One Family"

September 9, 2022
Volume 12, Issue 3
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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