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"One Falcon, One Family"

Public School Volunteer Week!
Many thanks to Woodinville's outstanding volunteers!
Woodinville High School is incredibly fortunate to have so many parents, guardians, and community volunteers who are making a difference in the lives of our students. Every day, their volunteerism contributes to the success of our Learning Community through their support of a wide variety of classes, activities, and events.

This week, April 15 – 19, is Public School Volunteer Week and we are honored to recognize and thank each and every volunteer, named and unnamed, who has generously given their time, creativity, and energy in support of our kids! 

A shout out to some of this year’s amazing volunteers!
Our wonderful PTSA continued to go above and beyond this year providing valuable opportunities and services both inside and outside of the classroom:

Our PTSA Executive Board: Co-Presidents Francine Sullivan and Shannon Dias, Co-Vice Presidents Candace Wenzel and Kim Norris, Treasurer Beth Grothen, and Secretary Amy Flinn and the Board of Directors/Committee Chairs: Ali Van Den Houvel and Kristen Bero (Emergency Prep), Kim Norris (Grants), Terri Kashi and Stephanie Hennessy (Hospitality), Amy Cast (Legislative), Austina DeBonte (HiCap), Allison Torgesen (Membership), Denise Need (Special Education), Kelly Locke (NSD Foundation), Jasmine Lee (Reflections), Amber Wendover (Scholarships), Seana Kromann and Theresa Shabro (Staff Appreciation), Audrey Kozel (Volunteer Coordinator and Communications), Amy Cast (Students Directory) and Allison Torgesen and Rob Larson (Website), deserve our praise and thanks for serving countless hours, providing outstanding support of our students and staff, and for keeping our PTSA invigorated with new ideas, while continuing to celebrate Falcon traditions we all enjoy. Thanks to all those named and unnamed who provided fabulous staff appreciation treats and lunches, as well! Our staff has felt valued and thanked! 

Main Office/Counseling Office:
  • Thank you to our wonderful Copy Brigade volunteers. All the staff at WHS truly appreciate the invaluable services you have provided through our in-house printing program! This includes the countless copies made and laminating projects supported, as well as organizing our Main Office Work Room and providing office support to numerous other projects. These ladies are amazing and we appreciate all of them greatly! Thank you to Karen Griffith, Breane Brix, Maria Burac, Stephanie Hennessy, and Terri Kashi!
  • Stephanie Hennessy & Terri Kashi --Thank you so much for all of your help this year with Registration and more! You both are so wonderful, helpful and always take on the 'fun' projects with a smile!! 😊 The office is so lucky to have such great volunteers!
    ~ Counseling Office

WHS Computer Science Program:
  • Rick Len has been helping the WHS computer science program for a decade. In addition to his regular weekly visits to the classroom, Rick has given multiple guest lectures to our student body drawing from his long career working in tech. We thank Rick for his countless hours of service!
    ~ Paul Mulvaney

 Speech and Debate Team:
  • Competing in Speech and Debate events at tournaments requires us to supply our own judges. Without the parents, friends, students, and former students who volunteered to help with judging, we would not have been able to compete this season. The Speech and Debate Club would like to extend their gratitude to the following people who helped us with judging this season:

    1. Thomas Monahan
    2. Aviel Wood
    3. Wesley Gerrish
    4. Eileen Miller
    5. Abbas Kazmi
    6. Ming Xuan
    7. Maddie Donahue
    8. Andrew Wood
    9. Chris Obert
    10. Allan Xuan
    11. Courtney English-Neubauer
    12. Elizabeth Cheng
    13. Joel Wong
    14. Karishma Singh-Chowdhry
    15. Sarah Nitsche
    16. Jayasuryan Iyer
    17. Farah Naaz
    18. Edward O'Connell
    19. Anant Deval
    20. David Miller
    21. Parthiban Veeramakali
     ~ Aneet Bains
  • As a former journalist for the Seattle Times, Woodinville resident Arlene Bryant has acted in an advisory capacity to Journalism Club, as a generous patron, and as an advocate for student journalists.
    ~ Christine Traxler
  • Wingspan, Yearbook, would like to share an extra thank you to the following photographers who graciously donated "volunteered" pictures to us for the 2024 Yearbook.
    • Adam Lu
    • Krystie Pilukas
    • Katharina Bomers-Muller
    • Carol Blaydon
    • Janet Philip
    • Rebecca Haefele
    • Mark Hatlen
    • Collene Colley
    • Mark Myers
    • Lynn Smith
    • Randy Krause
    • Allison Torgeson
    • David and Diana Suzuki
    • Aaron Smith
    • Tamara Erickson
    • Carlos Sanchez
    • Teri Kashi
    • Amy Powter
    • Katie Graig
    • Matt Campbell
~ Sharon Alder and the Wingspan Staff (Yearbook)


Katy, Heidi, and Dione are so thankful for their library volunteers.
  • Stephanie Penoyer: We are delighted to recognize the creative and collaborative contributions of Stephanie Penoyer to the WHS Library and its displays. Thank you, Stephanie!
  • Dale Hedden: We are grateful for all the help Dale Hedden gives us in the WHS Library--he keeps our resources circulating and our students smiling. Thank you, Dale!
    ~ Dione Garcia, Heidi Lundberg and Katy Pietraszak
Performing Arts Department:

WHS Theatre Booster Board:
  • PRESIDENT- Kate Gutierrez
  • VICE PRESIDENT- Laura Gillespie
  • SECRETARY- David Gutierrez
  • TREASURER- open (supported by Jeny DeFigueiredo)
  • FUNDRAISING - open
  • CONCESSIONS - Dave Hill
  • MEAL PLANNING - Kathy Nitsche (needs a shadow)
  • BOX OFFICE - Angela D'Ambrosio
  • WEBMASTER- Kevin Cowan
    The Boosters organized massive fund raisers, contributed to sending students to the State Festival, runs concessions for all productions, helped with crafting productions, provides snacks and dinners for casts, makes large donations for expensive technical equipment, and helps to pay the associate theatre staff!
    ~ Josh Butchart
World Language:
  • Tomoko O'Brien, Alec Muzzy, and Amber Hill: They did a big help for the Bunkasai, Japaense Cultural Festival, in November. Some were the volunteers at the Kimono booth to assist putting on Kimono, and some were cashiers.
  • Kayo Stone, Reiko Aoki, and Jacob Kim: They came to my Japanese classes and helped out. Some were the judges for restaurant activities, and some came as guest teachers.
    ~ Mizue Sunahara and the Japanese Class
Emergency Cert:

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated volunteers who have generously shared their expertise and time with our Emergency Cert class:
  • Matthew Ciarvella, Community Preparedness Specialist, King County Office of Emergency Management, provided invaluable insights into emergency preparedness procedures and supplies, even distributing "goodie" bags for students to take home.
  • Mike Lasecki, Senior Resource Specialist, Forest Stewardship, King Conservation District, enlightened our students about the Firewise program, focusing on fire prevention and safety during wildfires.
  • Tom Petersen, E-Prep TOSA, Safety and Security Team, Northshore School District, equipped students with essential skills from the ACT program, empowering them to respond effectively to medical emergencies.
  • Lieutenant David Weed, Station 33, Eastside Fire and Rescue, led engaging sessions where students practiced active fire suppression and search and rescue techniques.
  • Lanea Miller, from NEMCO, demonstrated the art of moulage (fake wounds), equipping students with practical skills for our end-of-semester drills.
  • We are also immensely grateful to the NEMCO Team, including Kevin Lowery, Robin McKenzie, Lanea Miller, Patrick Ducey, and Robert Scott, for their invaluable support during our final disaster simulation. Their expertise in fire suppression, cribbing, search & rescue, and medical procedures provided our students with a realistic and enriching learning experience.
  • Special thanks to Cat Robinson from Eastside Fire, whose expertise and support greatly enhanced our final drill.
    Your dedication and commitment to our students' education are truly appreciated. Thank you for making a difference in their learning journey.
    ~ Danna Kapacinskas
Falcon Athletic Booster Club
  • Julie Soedel continues to be the driving force behind our Falcon Athletic Booster Club (F.A.B). Her tireless effort has allowed the club to maintain the generous F.A.B. scholarship that is given to our high school seniors. On top of that, her hard work has provided many of our programs the funding they need to buy needed equipment and pay for assistant coaches. Our athletic department at WHS is incredibly grateful to have Julie on our team.
    ~ Kurt Melton

Our volunteers play a key role in supporting our football program!  We are incredibly thankful for all the time and energy that all of our volunteers put in to help make our program to be the best it can be!  Thank You & Go Falcons! ~ Wayne Maxwell
  • Football Booster Club: FGIC
    • Michael Calozza - President
    • Alika Dias - Vice President
    • Kariann Boweles - Secretary
    • David Ratliff - Treasurer
    • Jim Wenzel - At Large
    • Ron Morris - At Large
    • Dan Angellar - At Large
    • Jen Pickering - Sr Class Rep
    • Shannan Dias - Jr Class Rep
    • Katie Morris - SO Class Rep
    • Dre Garcia - FR Class Rep
  • Alika and Shannon Dias, Tyler and Stephanie Hennessy, Tony Owens, Steve and Jen Woodside, Jeff Schramm, Elana Miller, Kari Lowe, Candace Wenzel, Nettie Baerwald, Lisa Vandall, Rachel Dillman, Von Roberto, Brett Grothen. These people have done everything from fundraising, social media, little league camp, little league night, game day operations of snack shack, scoreboard, announcing, planning overnight trip to Wenatchee, drivers for Wenatchee trip, senior night, end of the year banquet, mom's night, dad's night, team breakfast and dinners, team pictures.
    ~ Alan Dillman, Coaching Staff, and Players
Women’s Basketball:
  • Melissa Benton-   Melissa better known as Mel is a Woodinville alum and former collegiate basketball All-American.   She is now back in Woodinville and a volunteer coach for the Varsity girls basketball team.  She is the mother of two and absolutely incredible with her commitment and impact at home and with our girls on our team.  She is the true coach behind the Lady Falcons.    Melissa and Tim have two daughters Harper and Riley.
  • Olivia Doerr – Olivia doubles as a history teacher at the school and volunteer coach for the girls basketball programs.  Oliva a former player herself was an unpaid assistant this year and was instrumental in our player development programs.
  • Joleen Eggers - Joleen has been our volunteer booster club president these last two years.     Her dedication and energy have been relentless.    She lives here in Woodinville with husband Jeremy and daughters Jaela, Jaecy, and Jaemie.  She has spent countless hours doing everything behind the scenes that makes a successful basketball program do what it needs to do.
  • Miranda Noe -  Miranda works in the office at Timbercrest by day and supports the girls basketball team by night.    She has been an amazing influence on social media and making sure our girls get their turn in the spotlight.   Miranda has been diligent and committed to all of our girls for the past four years.
    ~ Scott Bullock
Men’s Basketball:
  • Jack Snedaker gave selflessly of his time and expertise in helping keep track of stats. He also takes a genuine interest in each of our players lives being a mentor and resource for each of them to use off the court too.
  • Amy Flinn and Ann Good volunteered to keep the official book at both home and away games for the varsity and JV teams respectively. The spent many a night in local gyms (some not so local) working as part of the officiating crew to ensure that all things with the game ran smoothly. Without their service and the role they fulfilled, we could not have had basketball games.
    ~Mike Kelly
  • Terri Kashi has been our FAB rep for 3 years and has done an amazing job helping raise money and getting sponorships for our program!
  • Sidney Suzuki decided to come back and join the coaching world after graduating last year with the Class of 2023. She has been a great addition to our coaching staff, working with our pitchers and sharing all the knowledge she learned throughout her years of playing.
  • Lynda Hall for taking the lead on Senior Night and getting everything we needed to celebrate our amazing seniors!
  • Jennifer Kipp and Julie Hutt took the lead on organizing team dinners for the slowpitch team. The girls love their weekly dinners together, so having Jennifer and Julie help organize these throughout the season was simply amazing!
  • Lance Leamer was kind enough to run our scoreboard throughout the entire season, rain or shine! We couldn't do it without you, thank you Lance!
    ~Kim Benedict, David and Diana Suzuki
  • Lynda Hall for being out new fastpitch FAB representative. Along with Molly Matthews for helping her collect sponsorships and great fundraising opportunities. 
  • All WHS Fastpitch parents that have helped with and hosting team dinners, field clean up, score keeping, little league events, seniors' items and many hours of your time. Woodinville fastpitch is so lucky to have such willing helpers for all of the tasks at hand. Thank you!
    ~ Kathyn Hatlan
  • Michael Hatlen, Kaaren Hatlen, Nicole Gonsalves: They came to tryouts to help record scores, encourage athletes, toss volleyballs and run drills to allow a variety of skills to be assessed.
  • Shawn Graves-MacLeod: Supported the team get togethers, meals, and all types of ways to celebrate the athletes.
    ~ Jessika Burrow
Boys Tennis:
  • Mimi Asher has been a team manager for 3 years. She helps train the boys on the courts and she has a positive impact on the team.  Mimi is very supportive and motivates the team at practices and matches. She exchanges the line up with the opponents and makes sure the matches are going smoothly. She does everything she can to make the boys tennis team a success. We are lucky to have her as our awesome team manager.
    ~ Betty Hummer
Girls Soccer:
  • Cyndi Egger and Jane Flaherty: These ladies knocked it out of the park this year (well, actually for the last 3 and 4 years). Not only did they help fundraise 20K for the Girls Soccer Program, but they are instrumental in making this entire program run and going above and beyond for the players. I am truly lucky to have them both involved. Cyndi will be leaving us with a senior kiddo this year, but Jane will have one more year with us, and they are some BIG shoes we are going to have to fill. They are the most generous people with the best mentality of putting the program and the girls first and I truly adore that about both of them and am honored to have them in my circle.
    ~M’ily Reiter
Boys Soccer:
  • Jeff Halstrom helped with tryouts, organizing, checking in, and tracking players.
  • Linda Dippie, Julie Krause, Kelly Locke, Freddy Gillisse-Howe, and Christina Hume, assisted with team communications, fundraising, and team activities, during the season.
     ~Matt Brown
The foundation set for our students by the selfless actions of our Learning Community volunteers will bring them lifelong rewards. It is a marvel for them see the generosity, Falcon spirit, and remarkable example set for them by our volunteers throughout the school year.

Every moment does make a difference! Again, we extend a tremendous thanks to all of our volunteers. It is a pleasure to celebrate those who have offered their time, encouragement, and meaningful interactions with our students.
Go Falcons!
Kurt Criscione, Richard Brown, Madeline Mason and Ron Taylor
WHS Administrative Team

Theatre Tickets - Spring Musical: 12th Night
WHS Spring Musical: 12th Night
April 25-27 and May 2-4, 7:00p
This Spring, the Woodinville High School Theatre Company (WHSTC) will bring the musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Twelfth Night, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, with Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub, to the WHS Theater stage. The show is a rousing contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity and self-discovery. Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub have taken the bard’s romantic comedy, transformed it into an exhilarating musical, and catapulted it into a moment that is both contemporary and timeless.
The show will run April 25-27, and May 2-4 at 7:00 pm, in the Woodinville High School Theater.
The performance is appropriate for all ages.
Ticket Sales
Reserved seating only! Tickets are available for purchase first come, first serve starting Monday, April 1:
  • Online through GOFan: (Processing fee per ticket is $1.45)
  • In person at the WHS Main or Cashier's Office (no processing fee, M-F, 7:50a-3:50p)
Ticket prices are as follows*:
  • General Admission $15
  • Students w/ASB $10
  • Seniors 65+ $10
  • VIP (Section 2, center, bottom only) $25
*In order to receive a qualified fee waiver for spring play tickets, the ticket(s) must be purchased through the InTouch Point of Sale system at the WHS Main or Cashier's office. (Student free, immediate family member(s) 50% discount.) 

Other Details
  • Tickets will be available at the Main or Cashier's Office until 4:00pm the day before each performance and online through GOFan! until 4:00pm the day of the performance.
  • Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the box office if that performance is not yet sold out.
  • Tickets purchased at the box office are cash or check only.
  • The box office opens at 6:15p each show night.
  • For tickets purchased on GoFan, be sure to bring your mobile device for entry at the door.
  • Please note there is no food and only water allowed in the theater.
  • No photography at any time.
Counselor's Corner
Spring, Seniors, and SBAC, oh my!
We are excited to see the return of sunshine and warmer weather!  While we welcome all that spring brings, these elements are not always helpful, especially for seniors who are fighting with symptoms of Senioritis or for students struggling with school avoidance. Graduation and the end of the school year are right around the corner, and we encourage students to stay the course. Connecting with teachers, attending classes on a regular basis, and practicing those strong student skills are strategies needed now more than ever. 

Spring is also the time for SBAC and AP testing. Students might feel an increased amount of stress as they prepare to do their best on these tests. We encourage students to be well rested, practicing healthy habits (i.e.: eating and exercising) and utilizing strategies to minimize their stress (i.e.: listening to music, going for a walk, talking with friends/family/counselors). This is an exciting time to shine and celebrate knowledge! 

College Planning Resources: Juniors, spring is a great time to start planning for life after high school. While we don't expect you to have your plans set in stone, we do encourage you to start thinking about what your path might look like after graduation.

  • Check out our website for college planning resources.
  • Log into your Naviance account to utilize the Super-Match College Search engine to research colleges.
  • Check out some college campuses (in person or virtually:
  • Use Naviance to organize colleges you're interested in using the "Colleges I am Thinking About" tool.
  • Research college admission requirements, for example: will you need to ask a teacher to write a letter of recommendation for you? 
  • While some colleges are waiving the testing expectation for admission, you still may want to sign up to take the ACT or SAT.
  • Counselors are looking forward to collaborating more with you around the college admission process this spring, but do not hesitate to reach out with any questions in the meantime!
We hope that all our Falcon students and their families enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing spring break! Thank you for the opportunity to work with you, it's going to be a great rest of the school year!

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


Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!

Congratulations to the English and Visual Arts Department that was excited to share the results of the 2024 Scholastic Writing and Art Competition!

Eighteen students placed in 8 different genres at the Western Regional Level which includes students from ten states (AL, WA, OR, CA,UT, MT, ID,WY, NV and CO).

The following students placed at the Western Regional Level:

Ava Wahl - 11th Grade, Gold Key, Poetry, "Entanglement"
Jordan Fortiner - 9th Grade, Gold Key, Poetry, "An Empty Guest Chair"
Annalee Shanks - 10th grade, Gold Key, Poetry, "The Little Sounds of Silence"
Amy Zednick - 10th grade, Gold Key, Poetry, "Weeping Willow”
MacKenzie Debelak - 10th grade, Gold Key, Science-Fiction and Fantasy, "Files to be Deleted”
Edan Coen - 10th Grade, Gold Key, Poetry, "HaEmet" (The Truth)
Torsten Dahlke - 10th Grade, Gold Key, Critical Essay, "Tár, Art and the Artist"
Colton Bernhart - 10th grade, Silver Key, Poetry, "Earth"
Lindsey Cole - 10th Grade, Silver Key, Poetry, "Melody of You"
Alaina Shanks - 10th Grade, Silver Key, Poetry, "She is a Tree"
Asher Wheeler - 10th Grade, Silver Key, Novel Writing, "The Tinkerer’s Abomination"
Maddie Kang - 10th Grade, Honorable Mention, Short Story, "Would We Ever Be Something More?"
Quinn Kozel - 10th Grade, Honorable Mention, Humor, "To Whom it May Concern"
Ava Wahl - 11th Grade, Honorable Mention, Poetry, "His Bedtime Hug"
Annie Chen - 9th Grade, Honorable Mention, Personal Essay & Memoir, "Only See More Trunk"
Mikaela Hoe - 9th Grade, Honorable Mention, Poetry, "Hearts"
Sophia Kim - 11th Grade, Honorable Mention, Painting, "Symphony of Senses"
Mina Paganini - 12th Grade, Honorable Mention, Painting, "Once More Around"

Many thanks to the English and Visual Arts Department for their support of these students!
WHS Robotics Qualifies for World Championships!
On Saturday April 6th, the WHS Robotics team won the Rookie All-Star Award which qualified them for the championships in Houston this upcoming week! The students have worked hard this year to earn this prestigious award and opportunity to represent both Washington and Oregon in the PNW District. There will be over 600 teams flying in from across the country and the world to compete for the world title. The event runs from Wednesday to Saturday with all of our matches live streamed. 

If you are interested look here

State Science Olympiad Results
Over the weekend of April 12, our Woodinville High School Science Club participated in the State Science Olympiad competition which consists of 26 events where students showcase their abilities in wide-ranging scientific topics of interest. This year the team as a whole place 7th in the state and placed in the top 5 in seven individual events including:
2nd Fermi Questions - Cindy Liang and Satvik Kabbur
3rd Botany - Ria Byri and Kimiya Shafaat
3rd Tower Building - Sophia Roessler and Jyotsna Jayasuryan
3rd Ecology - Jyotsna Jayasuryan and Satvik Kabbur
4th Chemistry Lab - Jiya Joshi and Elisa Reed
4th Robot Tour - Brianna Nguyen and Jishnu Mehta
5th Geologic Mapping - Sophia Roessler and Matthew Ng

Please congratulate all of the team members who helped make this one of our most successful years at state.

Sophia Roessler, Elisa Reed, Satvik Kabbur, Neha Modi, Jyotsna Jayasuryan, Joy Song, Jiya Joshi, Aveen Thoohan, Mackenzie Debelak, Daniel Mun, Brianna Nguyen, Ria Byri, Cindy Liang, Audrey Tudor, Kimiya Shafaat, Matthew Ng, and Jishnu Mehta


Ongoing: Fee Waiver Consent Form available for families who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch

04/15-19: National Student Leadership Week
04/15-19: Public School Volunteer Week
04/15-19: SBAC ELA Cat, PT (Make Ups 19th)
04/15-30: Senior Survey & Cover Art Submission Window (04/15-05/06)
04/19: Spikefest, Main Gym
04/22: Mid-Term Progress Reports Uploaded to StudentVUE/ParentVUE
04/22: National Anthem & Moving Up Auditions, Room 409, 3:30p
04/23: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule #10
04/23: StuCO Meeting, Senior Class Meeting (Includes Senior Class Photo), Class Elections
04/24-27: FBLA State Conference, Spokane
04/25-27: Spring Musical, Twelfth Night, 7p
04/26-05/01: DECA Internationals @ Anaheim, CA
04/29-05/03: Senior Survey & Scholarship Notification Week
04/29-05/03: Mental Health Week
05/01: National College Decision Day
05/02-04: Spring Musical, Twelfth Night, 7p
05/03: School Lunch Hero Day
05/06-10: Teacher Appreciation Week
05/06-17: AP Exams
05/08: School Nurses Day
05/12: Mother's Day
05/18: Senior Prom, Seattle Aquarium, 8-11p
05/20-24: SBAC Math CAT, PT (Make Ups 24th)
05/22-24: Late AP Exam Window
05/23: Pops Concert, Northshore Concert Hall
05/24: 7-Period Schedule #2 (January 17 Winter Weather Make-Up Day)
05/27: Memorial Day - No School
05/29-30: WCAS Science Testing
05/30: NHS Induction Ceremony, Main Gym
05/31: Night of the Arts Spring Spectacular

06/19: Juneteenth - No School
06/25: Last Day of School - Bell Schedule Pending District Confirmation
06/14: Class of 2024 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am
06/18: Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony, Pop Keeney, 1pm

Upcoming AP Exam Window Bell Schedules:
May 6-10 and May 13-17!!

We will be on 7-Period Schedule #2 during the exam window, with the exception of 7-Period Schedule #5 on Wednesdays for early release.

Spring State Testing 2023-24:
ELA this Week, 4/15-4/19
Current 10th-grade students are scheduled to participate in Smarter Balanced ELA and math state testing as an avenue of fulfilling the state's ELA and math graduation pathway requirement.  Additionally, any 11th-grade or 12th-grade students who have not yet fulfilled the state ELA and/or math graduation pathway requirement will have the opportunity to re-take the ELA and/or math Smarter Balanced test. 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).
Testing for Woodinville High School students is administered during the student's typical English, math, or science class period.
SBAC and WCAS testing will take place within our routine 7-Period and Block Schedules, so the impact on other coursework should be at a minimum. ELA and math testing students will go directly to the library at the start of their English/Math class period for testing, as well as science testing studentsTesting students in periods 5 and 6 will take A Lunch on their testing day.

When are the tests? Who takes which test?

ELA SBAC: 4/15 thru 4/18 (make ups 4/19)
  • All sophomores, select juniors and seniors
  • This exam will fulfill the state ELA graduation requirement
Math SBAC: 5/20 thru 5/23 (make ups 5/24)
  • All sophomores, select juniors and seniors
  • This exam will fulfill the state math graduation requirement
Science WCAS: 5/29 & 5/30
  • All juniors
  • This exam is for federal accountability
Please note that 9th-graders do not participate in spring state testing. 

If an 11th- or 12th-grade student has already met standard in English Language Arts or Math, then the student not need to test again. 

If you have a specific question at this time regarding State testing, please contact your student's counselor or Assessment Coordinator Mike Kelly at
Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders: Safety First

Falcon Parents, Guardians, and Students,

A reminder, for everyone's safety, that dropping off or picking up students in the WHS Bus Zone is not allowed.  It's imperative that this area remains clear for school bus drop off and pick up only. Bus drivers cannot see students that run across the bus zone in front of them to get into or exit a car. 

Additionally, students must not cross 195th Street NE at the Bus Zone entrance. There is not a crosswalk at this location. Students should not be dropped off or picked up alongside 195th Street NE. 

For drop off/pick up, please use the designated Main Office Drop-Off Loop.

Furthermore, for students that have permission to park in the 600 Building Lot, extreme caution must be used when leaving campus to not dart out of the lot in front of incoming school buses. 

Thank you for your prompt attention to this important safety matter.

If you should have any questions, please reach out to Campus Supervisor Shaina Bloomquist or Campus Supervisor Alan Dillman.

GO Falcons!

Senior Class Meeting, Tuesday, April 23 - During Activity Tuesday, 10:55-11:30a

The Class of 2024 senior class photo will be taken during Activity Tuesday on Tuesday, April 23, 1055-11:30a! Additionally, learn further details about graduation, year-end senior events, and the Commencement Ceremony. Be there!

Class of 2024! Did your senior miss the March 26 Senior Class Meeting?

If your senior missed the Senior Class Meeting on Tuesday, March 26, the slideshow can be viewed on the Class of 2024 website!
Senior Class Timeline Now Available!
Seniors! The Senior Timeline is now available on the Class of 2024 webpage found under Activities or Counseling on the website homepage. Check it out and be informed about the events and requirements leading up to graduation and the Commencement Ceremony on June 18.

Senior Survey & Scholarship Reporting - Final Transcipt Requests
Due May 3 from all Seniors

The Senior Survey is now open and runs through May 3 at which time the process must be competed by all seniors.
Information collected from the Senior Survey and the Scholarship Reporting process is used for following reasons:
  • Recognition in the Senior Awards publication
  • Request (and consent to release) your final official high school transcript to the college/university you are attending in Fall 2024.
  • Data for the WHS School Profile sent to colleges and universities for college admissions.
It is vital that seniors complete the Senior Survey and the Scholarship Reporting process on time due to printing deadlines.

The survey is located in Naviance under Planner --> Tasks.

Please email Ms. Tang ( if you have any questions!

Falcons! Are you interested in showcasing your musical abilities?

The WHS Graduation Committee is seeking seniors to sing the National Anthem at the Commencement Ceremony, as well as the Senior Awards Ceremony, or the Moving Up Assembly.

Additionally, are you a senior, junior, sophomore, or freshman interested in performing at the Moving Up Assembly? We are also looking for soloists or groups that would like to perform a song of their choice.

Auditions are Monday, April 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Choir Room (409).

Learn more and students must register here by April 22 (the link is also on the WHS Class of 2024 website under Activities).

Contact Ms. Thompson, Assistant Principal Taylor, or Mrs. Schwans (Main Office)!

May 6-10 & May 13-17: AP Exam Window - Bell Schedule, Missed Class Work, & Attendance 

AP testing begins Monday, May 6 and continues through Friday, May 17. Thank you for your support and encouragement of our AP test-taking students. 
  • We will be on 7-Period Schedule #2 during the exam window, with the exception of 7-Period Schedule #5 on Wednesdays for early release. 
  • Students should talk with their teachers regarding the work missed on the day of their exam and are welcome to attend all classes that are outside of their testing window.   
  • Naturally, if a teacher requests a student to attend class outside of the testing window, the student should honor that request (this could be due to academic progress). 
  • Parents/guardians do not need to call to excuse AP Exam testing. 
    • The Attendance Office will be provided with a list of students who are testing and who do not show up for testing. 
  • Students that do not return to classes after their exam or do not attend classes prior to their exam, the absence will be marked as school-related. 
  • Testing students who do attend classes must sign in and out at the Attendance Office. 
    • Parents/Guardians of testing students who do choose to attend classes on their testing day must email the Attendance Office (or their absence will continue to be marked as school-related). 
  • This will allow students the flexibility to prepare and recover from the exam and attend the classes that cannot be missed. 

    Questions about AP Testing? Email AP Coordinator Andrea Baleva at

The Scholarship Foundation of Northshore offers scholarships for Northshore School District students ONLY.  If your senior is planning to attend college next year, they should consider applying for these scholarships.  Students complete one application and can be considered for multiple opportunities.
Scholarship Foundation of Northshore.

Scholarships can also be found on the WHS website by scrolling down to Scholarships.
FAFSA/WASFA Information
If your student is planning to pursue a certificate program, job training, apprenticeships, or college (2-year, 4-year, trade school, technical school etc.) after high school, they may qualify for financial aid! Even if you think your family may make too much, please plan to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA or WAFSA.

The FAFSA is currently in their "soft launch" phase. Do not panic if the site is down. This is a new process for everyone this year and colleges will have to accommodate this new timeline.

Remember, you can also apply for the WASFA account on the Washington Student Achievement Council website if you’re ineligible to use FAFSA (Take a questionnaire on the link to see if the WASFA is a good fit for you).

Remember to utilize all the resources here to help you fill out the FAFSA:
Please have your student reach out to your counselor if you have any questions! It is a confusing process but we can get through this together!
Summer School 2024
** All classes will be virtual**

July 8 - August 8, 2024
All Summer School 2024 classes will be held virtually.
Offering the following courses:
Accelerated Courses (1.00 credit)
  • Accelerated Pre-Algebra II
  • Accelerated Algebra I
  • Accelerated Geometry
First-Time Credit Courses (.50 credit)
  • Drawing & Design
  • Health
  • PE
  • Life Fitness
  • Washington State History (graduation requirement only - no credit)
Credit Retrieval Courses (1st or 2nd Semesters Offered)
  • Math
    • Algebra I
    • Geometry
    • Algebra II
  • English
    • English 9
    • English 10
    • English 11
    • English 12
  • Social Studies
    • World History
    • US History
    • Civics
    • Contemporary World Problems
For more information and registration for Summer School click here.

Women of Influence Club is Seeking Donations

WOI is hoping to get some financial support for their 5th annual Women of Influence Leadership Conference in May. This conference will connect aspiring WHS students to influential female leaders. The conference will include a panel discussion of highly accomplished women in diverse occupations, followed by small round table discussions accompanied by a catered meal. The easiest way to sponsor is by giving a non-refundable monetary donation so they can cover the cost of the conference. Donations can be given here on the WOI WHS website! Thank you!
2024-25 School Year Calendar Now Available

The 2024-25 school year calendar is available on the District website. Be sure to mark your calendar with important dates. 
View the calendar.

For more information regarding Grad Night please click here

FAB Scholarship Applications Due May 1
Attention Seniors who have participated in WHS athletics - the Falcon Athletic Booster (FAB) scholarship applications are due by May 1st, 2024.  We will award two $1,500 scholarships to graduating seniors.  You can find the eligibility requirements and application through this link: FAB Scholarship (   

Please add our new FAB website to your favorites:

WHS Music Boosters General Information

Thank you for your support with our Dine Outs!  Our next dine out is on Tuesday, April 16th at Panda Express.  This dine out is available at any Panda Express location nationwide.  Please be sure to use code: 921647 when ordering.  A list of Panda Express locations can be found here: 

Congratulations to all of our students that participated in the recent music festivals!  Everyone did an outstanding job and we're very proud of their performances.

Woodinville High School Music Boosters is a 501(c)3 non-profit comprised solely of volunteers.  Our purpose is to raise funds to cover music-related activities, supplies and equipment that is not covered by the Northshore School District. 

Want to Help?
  • Come to one of our monthly meetings
  • Sign up for our mailing list to receive news & updates by emailing:
  • Support us via tax deductible donations
  • Donate via PayPal through the QR Code below:

Questions about student meals? 

Learn more about student breakfast and lunch options on the district food services webpage.
Transportation 2023-24

Please click this LINK for bus information 2023-24. Bus stop information is now available.

Please click HERE for Daily Bus Passes and Activity Bus Passes routes and information! 

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

April 15, 2024
Volume 13, Issue 20
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 7:50 A.M. – 3:50 P.M. 

Our Office Team is here to help you:
Denise Schwans, Office Manager, Ext. 7401
Kim Benedict, Main Office Secretary, Ext. 7403 (
Jenn Diaz, Student Info Specialist/Registrar, Ext. 7512
Julie Leong, Attendance Secretary, Ext. 7410 (
Roberta Porter, Counseling Office Manager, Ext. 7418
Nicki Kongkarat, Office Support, Ext. 7416
Rachel Nelson, 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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