National Honor Society Payment Due TODAY Fri, Nov 3!
First Five Hours and NHS Dues Payment Deadline: Friday, Nov 3!
First Five Hours and Paid Dues Deadline: 11/03 by 11:59p
Make sure to upload Hours using the Hours Tracking Form from Schoology. Read the instruction on the document!
There are no requirements for In-School vs. Out-of-School Hours on this submission - it just needs to be 5 hours minimum
Make sure to upload a photo of your Dues receipt to Schoology on time as well!
You can get 1 community service hour by submitting your dues early by this Friday 10/27 - Dues can be paid online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on TouchBase!
Can The Man Annual Food Drive Nov. 6-17
_______________________________________________________________________ Please help us Can The Man during the Annual Food Drive from November 6-17! Help force Principal Criscione out of his office by bringing in canned goods! Food collection will be from 7:45-8:15am in front of the Main Office. The winning class will receive free donuts! Please scan the QR code above for more information on what the Maltby Food Bank needs.
Winter Parking Hangers Begin Mon, Nov. 13
Fall parking hangers expire on November 10. Those who applied and were approved for a Winter seasonal parking hanger were notified by e-mail.
Those approved can pay for the hanger in person at the Cashier's/Main Office during non-class time or online through Touchbase. Once payment has been made, the hanger can be picked up with the receipt from Campus Supervisor Alan Dillman in office 730. Reminder all fees and fines must be paid or cleared in order to purchase the hanger.
2023-24 Advanced Placement Testing Payment and Registration Information
On-Time Registration and Payment Deadline: Wednesday, November 15
The 2024 AP exams will cover the full content in each AP course, so students have the opportunity to receive college credit and/or placement. Every AP student should keep their options open by registering for the exam on time because there will still be a $40 fee for late orders. The College Board will support in-school testing in 2024 because administering exams in schools maximizes access and opportunity. If safety concerns still prohibit any students from testing at a school, the College Board will provide a contingency testing option that contains full course content.
Students - Create a College Board Account: Students will need a College Board account to join their AP class section, receive AP assignments from teachers, get feedback on class progress, and register for AP exams (note: parents should not create an account for the student). If you don’t have a student account, go to www.collegeboard.org/register.
Already Have a College Board Account? All College Board programs are connected through one account. If an account was created for AP, PSAT/NMSQT or SAT, you just need your username and password to sign in.
Advanced Placement Exam Registration & Payment is a two-step process (Both parts must be completed for each AP exam to be registered, ordered, and paid for).
STEP 1: Students will need to login or create a College Board account via myap.collegeboard.org. Students will also need a “join code” (see all join codes at the bottom of this communication) to join a class section. Note: An exam cannot be ordered for you until you complete Step 1! Students do not need to be enrolled in an AP course to take an AP exam. If you want to take an AP exam and not enrolled in an AP course, you will still need a join code to register, order, and pay for an exam. If you want to take an exam that is not listed on the site with a join code, please contact AP Coordinator Damen Schuneman email@example.com to get a join code issued.
STEP 2: Students will PAY for their AP exam fees via www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/481598 Note: An exam cannot be fully ordered and paid for you until you complete Step 1! (The College Board does not accept payment when registering for an AP exam so we have to use a second party to accept and track exam payment.)
IMPORTANT DEADLINES AND INFORMATION
AP Registration Payment Deadline: November 15th 2023
It is recommended that students use their Northshore email account (@apps.nsd.org) when registering for both Total Registration and the College Board. Failure to use the same NSD email on both sites may cause a student to not get the correct AP exam.
AP exams will cost $108.00 (AP Seminar and AP Research are $148.00). This must be paid for by November 15th, 2023 to avoid having to pay a late exam order fee ($40).
Late registration fee mandated by College Board: Students may register for an AP exam AFTER November 15th, 2023 and up until March 15th, 2024, but will have to pay an additional $40 per exam late order fee.
Any students who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch are eligible for a fee waiver and will not have to pay for an AP exam.
CONTACT INFORMATION Questions? Contact AP Coordinator Damen Schuneman firstname.lastname@example.org for general questions regarding AP Exam Registration.
This can be a stressful time of year. We encourage our students to take proper care of themselves by getting plenty of rest, exercise, take a moment to breathe, eat healthy, use positive thinking and use daily affirmations. We encourage parents to take a moment every day for a quick check in with their student, ask them how they are doing and if there is anything they need help with. Teenagers want to feel heard.
Falcon Quest begins Monday! Feel free to utilize the WHS library for schoolwork from 7:30-8:00am and 3:30pm-4:30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and Wednesdays from 7:30-8:00am and 2:00-3:00pm.
We are hosting another College Apps & Snacks in the Library on 11/9.
Parent/guardian and teacher permission is still required! Students will be receiving the sign-up information from Ms. Tang via email.
Students must bring the signed form to the session on 11/9.
Parents, please review these important application steps with your Senior
Connect with your counselor about your due dates!
Make sure the colleges you are applying to are added in Naviance and that your Common App account is “Matched”
If you need a Letter of Recommendation from your Counselor and/or a teacher, complete the LOR form/brag sheet and communicate with the recommender(s) at least 2 weeks in advance. The LOR form is found in Naviance.
Students need to add a Teacher Letter of Recommendation request in Naviance, but do not need to add their Counselor.
Complete the FERPA Waiver in the Common App
Request your transcripts in Naviance for all of the schools you are applying to
The 1st quarter is coming to an end Nov 3rd Quarter grades are a progress report and do not go on the student’s transcript. Reminder to students to make sure you are connecting with your teachers about missing assignments and/or questions you have about being successful in classes. We are more than happy to help you come up with a plan to stay on track for the rest of the semester, reach out to your School Counselor. WHS Counseling Team Amy Strandy, Kat Lamb, Scott Churchill, Nate Hirsch, Sarah Brenner, My Tang
Apple Cider and Flapjack Friday During Spooky Spirit Week!
Thank you to our amazing ASB team for putting together some fun activities for the students at WHS during their Spooky Spirit Week!
Woodinville Now Journalism Club Students’ Work Published in Woodinville Weekly!
Our very own Junior sportswriter for Woodinville Now, Dan Baerwald, is writing all of the sideline reports for the football games and is getting picked up by the Woodinville Weekly! Hunter Darnall, photographer for Woodinville Now, is taking photos that are also being published in the Weekly. Our journalism club's editors are editing his report by Monday night, we publish by Tuesday, and then Eric Fontaine at the Weekly, publishes on Wednesday. What a cool opportunity for these kids, and just an added layer of WHS involvement!
Woodinville Math Club competes in "Math is Cool"!
On Saturday October 28, members of the Math Club competed as two separate teams against other high schools in the "Math is Cool" competition at Liberty High School, and both teams placed in the top 3 in their respective categories. Andrea Yandell, Matthew Ng, Maxim Rogozhkin, and Santiago Trejo Rodriguez made up the 9-10th grade team and came in 3rd place! Andrew Lapworth, Humphrey Huang, Rui Yamasaki, and Yeehahn Wang-Liu made up the 11-12th grade team and came in 2nd place!
Congratulations to both teams and club advisor Mike Emerick for a job well done!
Ongoing: Fee Waiver Consent Form available for families who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch 11/03: End of 1st Quarter 11/03: NHS Application and Dues Payment Deadline, 11:55p 11/05: Standard Time - Back 1 Hour 11/05-07: DECA Fall Leadership Conference 11/06-10: School Psychologist Awareness Week 11/09: Senior College Apps & Snacks 11/10: Veterans Day Holiday - No School 11/12: Diwali (No Evening Events) 11/13: Mid-Term Progress Reports - Uploaded to Documents Tab in ParentVUE/StudentVUE 11/15: On-Time AP Exam Registration & Payment Due for May 2024 Exams 11/16: Financial Aid Night, 6:30-8p, Theatre 11/17: Senior College Apps & Snacks, Library 11/21: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule #10 11/22: Half-Day Schedule #29 11/22: Spanish Club Dance Performance 11/23: Thanksgiving Holiday - No School 11/24: Native American Heritage Day Holiday - No School 11/27-30: Yearbook Sales (11/27-12/15) (Final pre-order sales window of the 2023-24 school year) 12/01-15: Yearbook Sales (Final pre-order sales window of 2023-24 school year) 12/02: Robotics League 1 - 2nd State Qualifier 12/02: NHS Due Deadline, 11:55p 12/04-15: ASB Holiday Food Drive 12/07: Winter Concer #1, 7p 12/08: Senior College Apps & Snacks 12/08: Winter Spirit Assembly 12/09: Senior Class Holiday Bazaar, WHS Commons, 10a-3p 12/11-15: Winterfest Spirit Week 12/12: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule #10 12/14: Winter Concert #2, 7p 12/15: Learning Center Breakfast 12/15: Senior Grad Ads Due to Yearbook 12/18-29: Winter Break - No School 01/01: Winter Break - No School - Happy New Year! 01/02: School Resumes
05/18: Senior Prom, Seattle Aquarium, 8-11p 06/14: Class of 2024 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am 06/18: Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony, Pop Keeney, 1pm
Bunksai, Japanese Culture Festival, Nov. 4, BHS, 1-4:30p
Please join our NSD Japanese programs for the Bunksai Festival at Bothell High School in the gyms and cafeteria on Saturday, November 4 from 1:00-4:30pm. There will be food games, live music and more! Admission is $5 cash only. We hope to see you there!
NEW! First Semester Mid-Term Progress Reports Will Now be Uploaded to Document Tab in ParentVue
1st Quarter Ends November 3rd and Progress Reports will be uploaded to the documents tab in ParentVue approximately November 13th. If you have concerns about your student’s grades, the first point of contact is the student’s teacher.
If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Specialist, Jenn Diaz, at email@example.com. Please note that Progress Reports and Report Cards will not be mailed home at this time and will only be uploaded to the Documents tab.
WHS Theatre presents: The Nine Circles improv team on Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm
Your own WHS Improv team The Nine Circles are performing their last match of the season before the Hogan Cup in the WHS Theater on November 14th at 7:00 pm against the Mountlake Terrace team. Admission is free and you are guaranteed a good time!
Please join us in supporting these fabulous actors as they battle it out on stage.
Digital Citizenship Week with Common Sense Media
The week of October 16-20, Woodinville High School library celebrated Digital Citizenship Week with Common Sense Media. Each day focused on a question related to building healthy digital habits and had a suggested classroom and family activity. To see the themes for the whole week as well as the activities click here. As a parent myself, I found Tuesday, October 17's and Thursday, October 20's themes most compelling.
Tuesday’s theme was design tricks, the techniques that technology companies use to keep us engaged with our screens. Some examples include infinite scrolling, random reinforcement, autoplay, notifications and color. Vox has created a great 6 minute video describing these design tricks that is well-worth watching for yourself or with your kids. It might be a good conversation to ask your kids which design trick most hooks them and how they could lessen its impact on them.
Thursday focused on thinking traps and how they affect our emotional well-being particularly when we engage with social media. After watching a video (8 minutes) by Above the Noise on the thinking traps, I discovered I am particularly susceptible to the “shoulds.” Common Sense Media also produced a pdf with short definitions and images helping to identify common thinking traps. Knowing these and identifying them in yourself and talking about them with your kids might go a long way toward relieving some of the negative effects of social media.
It’s important that our students understand how technology affects their well-being. Discussing these topics and thinking about them with students will help set them up for success in their lives where technology will continue to play an integral role in everything they do. ~ Heidi Lundberg, MLIS, Teacher Librarian
Athletics Registration for 23-24 Winter and Spring Sports
Final Forms is an online registration platform for Athletics registration. You must be registered on Final Forms to receive information and updates from coaches.
The winter season begins on Monday, November 13. Winter sports include:
Men: basketball, swimming and diving, and wrestling
Women: basketball, gymnastics, wrestling, and *flag football
*Flag football will be a 7-week trial season from January 2 - February 10
Unified bowling: we are looking for Special Olympic "athletes" and student "partners" to work alongside the athletes
The spring season begins on Monday, February 26, the Monday we return from mid-winter break. Spring sports include:
Men: baseball, crew, lacrosse, soccer, and track and field
Women: badminton, crew, golf, lacrosse, softball-fastpitch, tennis, track and field, and water polo
Unified soccer: we are looking for Special Olympic "athletes" and student "partners" to work alongside the athletes
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 be enrolled in and passing a minimum of 6 classes to be eligible to participate in school-sponsored sports. There are regular grade checks for each sports season.
WIAA and NSD Standard - Passing 6 classes
Visit the Eligibility page for more specific grade check and probation 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 Athletic Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday Bazaar 2023-24
Woodinville High School's Senior Class Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the WHS Commons! Please join us!
Portions of the proceeds from this holiday craft fair support reducing ticket prices for the Class of 2024's prom and senior breakfast!
Vendor Applications Open through November 28!
Woodinville High School's Senior Class Holiday Bazaar vendor table reservations will benefit the WHS Class of 2024's prom and senior breakfast activities!
Northshore School District conducted state testing of students who were in grades 3-8 and 10 in the areas of English Language Arts (ELA) and math. Students who were in grade 11 might have participated in ELA and math testing as a way to fulfill the state Graduation Pathways requirement. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 were also tested in the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS). This testing met state and federal requirements and provides a check-in on student progress toward state standards.
OSPI has completed the scoring of the spring 2023 assessments. They provide and made score reports available electronically for school districts to distribute to families. Your student’s score report can now be viewed in ParentVue. Due to adjustments made by the state, scores for subsections of the test are not available.
State tests provide a snapshot of your student’s performance during testing and are not indicators of their skills and knowledge which are primarily shown in classroom performance. If you have any questions about your student’s state testing results or academic performance, please contact your student’s counselor.
Warning about Parking on 136th Ave!
A warning for those students parking on 136th Ave NE. Please be aware of the no parking areas on this street along with neighborhood side streets. Woodinville police will be ticketing those who are parked illegally.
Sign up to Wrestle During the Winter Sports Season!
A friendly reminder to our Wrestling athletes that they must be registered in Final Forms prior to the start of the season. Register now!
WHS Wrestling Booster Club Turkey Trot!
Sign up now to join the fun on Thanksgiving morning to walk/run the turkey trot and support WHS Wrestling. Sign up here for the race: www.woodinvilleturkeytrot.com
WHS Music Boosters General Information Woodinville High School Music Boosters is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of volunteers fully committed to serving the music department and its students. Our volunteers assist with events and raising funds to support activities and supplies that are not provided by NSD.
The next Music Boosters meeting is on Monday, November 13 at 6pm in the WHS Library. We will be discussing fundraising and upcoming events, all are welcome!
The WHS ASB Science Club is seeking donations to fund supplies and their future competitions and field trips. Science Club members would very much appreciate the help of your generous donation to reach their goal!
Donate at TouchBase Lite: https://wa-northshore-lite.intouchreceipting.com A username/password are not needed. 1. Under the Item drop down menu on the right-hand side under Cart, select “WHS Math Club Donation” 2. Under Amount, designate how much you would like to donate by clicking the up/down toggle or typing in the amount (The sum will move into your Cart) 3. Under Memo, add a message, if desired 4. Click Buy (The sum will move into your Cart) 5. Click Cart 6. Click Pay 7. Enter your First Name, Last Name, Address, Phone, and Email 8. Click Pay 9. Enter your credit/debit card information 10. Click I’m not a robot 11. Click Pay 12. You will then be able to print, download, or send your receipt to your email address