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"One Falcon, One Family"

Winter Spirit Assembly!

Friday, December 8
Our students' fall activities and athletics were celebrated at the Winter Spirit Assembly organized by WHS ASB/Leadership on Friday, December 8!
Holiday Bazaar 2023!
Join Us!
Sat, Dec 9, 10a-3p
Woodinville High School's Senior Class Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, December 9 from 10a-3p 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!
Has your student purchased a 2023-2024 yearbook?
Final sales window open through Fri, Dec. 15!

Did your student purchase a yearbook? Now through December 15 is the last opportunity to purchase a 2023-24 yearbook! Yearbooks are on sale online through TouchBase or at the Cashier’s or Main office for $55. Yearbooks are pre-sold only and will be ordered after this sales window closes! Students can check the list posted at the Cashier’s Office and by the ASB classroom to confirm if a yearbook has been ordered. The information is also available under customer history in TouchBase. Please reach out to your student's counselor if there is a need for financial assistance.

Direct yearbook inquires to Adviser Sharon Alder at

Senior Grad Ads on Sale Thru Fri, Dec. 15
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 (baby, senior photos, and/or a congratulatory message), create your ad and pay for your ad through the Walsworth Yearbook website.

Sizes and prices are below:
  • Full page - $200
  • 1/2 page - $110
  • 1/4 page - $55
  • 1/8 page - $30
*Please note there is a surcharge charged by the company.

Counselor's Corner

Hey Falcons!
Winter Break is only one week away, hang in there! We are proud of all of the hard work you've been doing and encourage you to make the most of your classes before break. Math support is now being offered during both lunches in Room 330. Need a Peer Tutor? Stop by to ask your counselor about options!  As you approach tests and project completion next week, make sure you are taking time to take care of yourself- you've got this!

Seniors: Please remember that the High School & Beyond Plan (HSBP ) is a graduation requirement. If you need help with completing this requirement, please contact Ms. Tang in the College & Career Center. Check out our website for more information (and information about post-secondary planning!):

Mental Health Resources
The holidays can be a difficult and stressful time for many people. We encourage you to keep in touch with your emotions and reach out for help. Your loved ones, friends, teachers, and counselors are all here to support you. If you are worried about a friend, please be the one to reach out and get them the help they might need. Our website is full of resources:

Here is the link to the school district mental health support page:

Students please don’t forget you can drop-in to the school counseling office any day before/after school, during Options or during your lunch. We are always happy to see you. If you need an appointment at a different time, feel free to schedule a time on our website:
Please know that your WHS Counseling Team is here to provide support and help in any way possible!

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


Akebi High School Student Visit!

Fifteen students from Akebi High School located in Hokkaido, Japan visited WHS on Monday, December 4! They were accompanied by Principal Konishi, Teacher Ms. Abe, and two guides, Mr. Hirata and Ms. Harada. The students arrived Friday, December 1 and were each matched to stay with a current WHS student enrolled in Mizue Sunahara's Japanese program. After shadowing the WHS students' 1st through 3rd periods, the students from Akebi High School presented to the WHS students about Japanese school life. They then had the opportunity to ask questions about school life here at WHS. It was a quick trip, with the students departing to return home to Japan later in the day Monday the 4th. Many thanks to everyone for accommodating this wonderful opportunity and to Mizue Sunahara and our Japanese program families for supporting the arrangements!
Falcon Wrestling News!

The Falcon Wrestling team competed in their first tournaments of the season over the weekend of Dec. 2!

Yelm Jump on It Tournament – Girls

Aliza Price – 3rd place
Michelle Venegas – 5th place


Ellie Kashi – 1st place JV
Chloe Packwood – 1st place JV
Margarita Heredia-Jantz – 1st place JV
Nicole Graciidis – 2nd place JV
Samantha Jaimez – 3rd place JV
Adela Aguirre Maldonado – 4th place JV
Olivia Kjelstrup– 4th place JV

Edmonds Invite

Chase Jones – 3rd place
Gabe Porter – 3rd place
Pierce Jones – 7th place

White River Classic

Erik Sampayan – 2nd Place JV
Jacob Gaines – 2nd place JV
Felix Cederlund – 3rd Place JV
Brandon Avilez-Delgado – 3rd place JV
Nathaniel Gaines – 3rd place JV
Tucker Taplett – 3rd place JV
Kael Flaherty – 5th place JV

Congratulations to the team and Head Coach Shaman Wicklund on a great start to the season!
Sppech & Debate - 1st Place in Novice Lincon Douglas Debate!
Over the weekend the Speech and Debate club competed at the 6th Annual Bellevue HS tournament at Bellevue HS. Our students did an incredible job competing in the largest and most competitive tournament this season. 33 schools around the state competed, and most events had 30-50+ entries. 
  • Mohammad Kazmi - 1st Place in Novice Lincoln Douglas debate
  • Vesna Parthiban - 6th Place in Novice Lincoln Douglas debate, 6th place speaker 
  • Izzy Davidson - 5th place in Spontaneous Argument (SPAR) (also competed in Novice Impromptu, which was a new event for Izzy)
  • Guy O'Connell and Eshaan Chowdhry did an amazing job in Novice Public Forum debate. It came down to round 5 in prelims, which was the deciding factor between them or Newport moving on to quarterfinals. It was a close round, and despite the loss, they each came out with 29/30 for speaker points. 
  • Donovan Cheng competed in SPAR (was ranked 1st in round 3!) and Open Impromptu speech 
  • Anirudh Deval competed in Open Lincoln Douglas debate
  • Maddie Obert competed in SPAR 
Our students are continuing to work hard to improve, and they are seeing great results! Up next is Edmonds Woodway in January, with a new topic! 
Special thanks to ESP Jake Pirollo for assisting me with advising this weekend. With Jake's help, I was able to advise and attend a wedding. Without his help I would not have been able to "be in two places at once" on Saturday. Thank you, Jake!

Special thanks to Aviel Wood and Allan Xuan for assisting with judging. We need volunteer parents and students to cover judging requirements, and we would not have been able to compete without their help.


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

12/01-15: Yearbook Sales (Final pre-order sales window of the 2023-24 school year)
12/09: Senior Class Holiday Bazaar, WHS Commons, 10a-3p
12/11-15: Winterfest Spirit Week
12/12: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule #10
12/13: WOI MOD Pizza Fundraiser Event, Woodinville MOD, All Day (20% of sales)
12/14: Winter Concert #2, Theatre, 7p
12/15: Learning Center Student Breakfast
12/15: Senior Grad Ads Due to Yearbook
12/18-29: Winter Break - No School
12/19: DECA Practice
01/01: Winter Break - No School - Happy New Year!
01/02: School Resumes
01/05-06: Speech & Debate (Edmonds Woodway or UNiversity of Puget Sound)
01/06: DECA Practice
01/06: FRC Robotics Kick Off, Auburn High School
01/10: DECA Area 3 Competition
01/10: NHS Chapter Meeting
01/15: MLK Holiday - No School
01/22: 2nd Semester Class Schedule Online
01/23: Activity Tuesday - Activity Schedule #10
01/23: PSAT Score Reporting, Theatre, Activity Tuesday
01/26: End 1st Semester
01/26: Flapjack Friday
01/26-27: Speech & Debate, Seattle University
01/29: Non-Student Grading Day
02/01-03: Urinetown - Winter Musical (Also Feb 08-10), Theater

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

Winter Break - Mon, Dec 18 through Mon, Jan 1

From all of us here at WHS, enjoy the final school week of 2023 (12/11-15) followed by a relaxing and memorable Winter Break! Have a safe and happy holiday season and a bright new year!

Winterfest Spirit Week, Mon. 12/11 thru Fri. 12/15
WHS ASB is proud to announce the 2023 Winterfest Spirit Week Days for the week of Monday, Dec 11 through Friday, Dec 15.
Monday 12/11 - Hibernatiing for the Holidays! (Wear your PJs)
Tuesday 12/12 - Snow Day! (Winter gear - snow goggles, mittens, beanies, winter hats, scarfs, etc)
Wednesday 12/13 - Swinter! (Summer in Winter - tropical accessories, tropical shirts, summer clothing)
Thursday 12/14 - Ugly Sweater Day! (Wear your ugly sweater)
Friday 12/15 - Candy Cane Day! (Red and white clothes)
Interested in Women's Flag Football?
Women's Flag Football is coming to Woodinville High School. If you are interested in playing Flag Football this winter, please register on Final Forms soon so we can plan accordingly. The deadline for registering is January 6th, 2024. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mr. Melton. Go Falcons!

Claim your Lost and Found items by Tues, Dec 12

All lost and found items can be found outside the Main Office. Please be sure to come take a look if you lost an item throughout the school year as all items not claimed by Tuesday, December 12th will be donated to Threads and Treads.
WHS ASB & Key Club Giving Tree Drive, 
Thru Fri, Dec 15
WHS ASB and Key Club are teaming up for a winter clothing drive to provide clothing, socks, jackets, etc. to Mary's Place. The clothing drive will run Wednesday, December 6 through Friday, December 15.
Students can select an ornament from the spirit tree on the perch. The ornament will indicate the item(s) the students donate. Students will then bring their items down to the ASB Room, Room 101, before school.
Students will receive 2 hours for a big ornament and 1 hour for two small ornaments. Students can earn a maximum of 2 hours.
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.

Women of Influence MOD Pizza Fundraiser, Wed, Dec 13
Come support the WHS Women of Influence Club by going to the Woodinville MOD Pizza on Wednesday, December 13 at any point during the day. All you have to do is bring in the flyer below, mention the fundraiser, or order online through the MOD app/website with the code MODGIVES20 and MOD will donate 20% of proceeds back to the Women of Influence Club!
Weather & Emergency Information

Emergencies and weather-related problems can alter school schedules and affect bus transportation for students.
If weather conditions make a schedule change necessary, we will communicate the decision through the following methods and in this order:
  • TV and Radio Stations. You can also sign up for Flashalert to get the same media information. 
    District and School Websites
  • Northshore School District social media: 
    Instagram: @teamnorthshore 
    Twitter: @Northshore_SD
    Facebook: Northshore School District
  • Phone calls, emails, and text messages: Staff and families will receive an email, phone call, and text. These communications will begin between 5:30 and 5:45 a.m. 
  • Northshore Information Line: You may also call the District’s information line, 425-408-6001, beginning at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday for school closure information. 
Families will receive a telephone message from the district if there is a change to the school schedule. If no schedule change information is posted, schools and buses are on their regular schedules.
Please visit the 
NSDWeather & Emergency Information website to learn more.

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.
Our first winter concert was on 12/7, featuring choir, percussion, symphonic band and string ensemble.  Our second winter concert is on Thursday, 12/14 at 7 p.m. featuring jazz, percussion, wind ensemble, chamber orchestra and symphony orchestra.  We hope you were and/or are able to join us, and a big thank you to families for donating treats for our concert attendees! 

We are hosting a dine out on Monday, January 9th at Panera in Woodinville.  Please be sure to mention code: FUND4U when ordering.  Order anytime between 6 a.m. - 9 p.m., mention the code and we will receive 20% of sales.  Thank you in advance for your continued support!

Our next meeting will be on Monday, January 8th at 6 p.m. in the WHS library.  All are always welcome!  We will be discussing upcoming fundraising opportunities and events.

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:

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"

December 8, 2023
Volume 13, Issue 12
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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