“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest
we take between two deep breaths.” ~Etty Hillesum
October 15, 2021
Class of 2024 MOD Pizza Donation Event!
Thurs, October 28
On Thursday, October 28th the delicious and generous MOD Pizza (17848 Garden Way NE) is donating back 20% of Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders to support a great cause -- Woodinville High School Class of 2024!
On behalf of Woodinville High School Class of 2024 you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization, but to show one of your Woodinville restaurants some love too!
We ask that you RSVP here: https://grouprai.se/e206440 (even if you’re not completely sure) so MOD Pizza knows roughly how many orders to expect & so you have access to all the event details.
We hope you can make it, and please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and family.
Thanks in advance for your support!
Class of 2022! Yearbook Information!
Senior Portraits: Due October 28 at Midnight!
Here at Woodinville the senior class has the opportunity to submit a “nice” photo. These photos do not have to be done by professional photographers, while many students choose to use them it is not required. You can turn in a nice photo that you took on your phone. The only musts are that it needs to be a single portrait, head and shoulders only, no props, no pets, no hats and clothing free from messages. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me. If you are satisfied with your Dorian ASB picture, that is the photo we will use. Once October 28th passes we will collate who turned in a new portrait, who has their Dorian picture selected and who we may be missing. We strive for 100% Senior Portrait section completion, please remember accidents do happen but if we are careful and you follow the deadlines we should all be happy.
Grad Ads: Due December 17th at Midnight!
More detailed information will be coming soon about them. The basic information about them is that parents can opt to purchase anywhere from a ¼ of a page to a whole page to give your senior a shout out of congratulations. These will be purchased directly from the Balfour site and you will be able to upload pictures and words to your Graduate if you so choose. In case you were curious; they have to be purchased this early due to printing constraints, these ads need to be factored into our book and they guide the size of it as well, because they are extra pages beyond the content we plan for. More information about this to come Nov. 1, this information will have pricing and examples.
Next Selling period will be December 1-17th.
Questions contact Sharon Alder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Honor Society
Elevate your academics, leadership, and community engagement by joining National Honor Society!
Application due November 29, 2021
-Joining the Schoology course by going to Schoology→ my courses → Join a Course → Type in ID: MKDD-K6BG-2ZHXD
-Complete the Intent to Join Form/Essay Questions (on Schoology)
-Payment of annual dues
-Complete 5 hours of Community Service
Scan the QR code below or go to https://woodinville.nsd.org/activities/woodinville-high-school-national-honor-society for more information!
Message from your WHS Counselors
College Application Support and Resources:
College Apps n Snacks
We invite seniors to sign up to meet with the counselors during the school day to ask questions about the application process, take time to work on their applications, and enjoy dorm-room style snacks. We have had 2 sessions so far on October 15 and 22.
Upcoming Apps n Snacks dates:
- October 27 and 28: during Advisory in the Common
- November 5: all day in the College & Career Cente
- November 17 and 18: during Advisory in the Commons
- December- TBD
Seniors must use Naviance to list their colleges, request transcripts and recommenders.
Seniors applying through the Common Application should make sure to link (Match) their account to their Naviance account.
For instructions on how to use Naviance, please visit the WHS Counseling website for short tutorial videos.
WHS Counseling Website
Please visit our website where we have provided a ton of information to support the college application process.
Go to Counseling and College Readiness:
Counselors also presented the college application process and High School & Beyond plan to seniors who attended PSAT day on October 13th. For instructions on how to complete the High School & Beyond plan and to view the presentation ppt, click here.
Class of 2022, name on your diploma
Please check your student's email account for an important message! We are sending a link to a Google Form that will allow your student to verify the name they have printed on their diploma and in the commencement program. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Porter, WHS Counseling Office Manager at email@example.com
We see you working hard! We recognize that this year may not be the easiest of transitions. We have been talking with students and parents about strategies to manage stress and to build self advocacy skills. Teachers and counselors are here to help! Communication with your teacher, your counselor, your parents, and your classmates can help so start talking! Please feel free to stop by your counselor's office to talk or use the booking link on our website to make an appointment: https://woodinville.nsd.org/counseling.
When Are PSAT Scores Released?
Students who took the PSAT in October 2021 should expect their scores to be released on December 6th or 7th, 2021.
How To Access Your PSAT Scores
The College Board will send you an email when your test scores are ready. The email will contain all the instructions you will need to create an account on the College Board account, accessing your score report online, as well as viewing your scores with your access code: https://account.collegeboard.org/login/login?destinationpage=https://cbaccount.collegeboard.org/iamweb/secure/verifyTST?type=update.
The process is simple and quick. Once you have accessed your College Board account, you will have the option to download and print out the report if desired.
College Visits for Woodinville High School Students
WHS students can now sign up for college visits! This year we will offer some visits in-person and some visits virtually. If the visit you are interested in attending is a virtual visit, it will still take place in the College & Career Center. Please follow the directions at the link above to sign up. Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend college visits.
The list of the upcoming College Visits can be found here.
FRESHMAN: It is not typical for students in 9th grade to attend college visits unless there is a college they are exceptionally interested in.
Fall Play! Clue: On Stage
Tickets available for purchase
The award-winning Woodinville High School Theatre Company is bringing mystery and murder back to the WHS Theater with Clue: On Stage. This madcap who-dun-it brings the classic board game and motion picture to the stage. The show runs October 29 and 30, and November 3-6 at 7:00 pm, in the Woodinville High School Theater – delivering murderous mayhem right around Halloween!
As you can see from the posters below, the WHS Theatre Company has double-cast the play in some parts to allow more of our talented actors to make a wicked return to the WHS Theatre stage. The cast is comprised of 21 of Woodinville High School Theatre Company’s students, including seniors Aidan Robb, Allison Calhoon, Carolyn Dunbar, Charlie Nunes, David Fountain, Kasey Christie, Maggie Mus, Jacob Price, Georgia Willis, and Pedro Cunha.
- To reserve a pod of 4 or 5 seats for $50, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get your purchase code.
- Please keep the following in mind when making your ticket purchase:
- There is a distinct possibility that proof of vaccination will be required for all audience members 18 and older. State and district rules may change without much warning. And masks are required for all audience members.
We can’t wait to celebrate the WHSTC return to the stage with you!
Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery, based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn and written by Sandy Rustin with inspiration from the classic Hasbro board game. The tale begins at a remote mansion where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host, Ms. Boddy, turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth - the butler - Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out… WHO did it WHERE and with WHAT!
Many of the technical aspects of the show, everything from set building and sound to publicity, are handled by crews of students from the WHS Technical Theatre program. Technical theatre students include Joey Roberts (Stage Manager), Sarah Mellor (Technical Director), Marisa Leinenwever and Max Vandall (Sound Directors), Simon Smith (Lighting Director), Phoenix Carver (Costumer), McEwen Guitierrez (Master Carpenter), Isabelle Cobbley (Props Head), Kasey Christie and Saydia Phillips (Hair and Makeup), Anya Egts (House Manager), and Maggie Mus (Publicity). Come out and see this triumphant return of the Woodinville High School Theatre Company post-pandemic!
The show is adapted, directed, and designed by Josh Butchart; with support from Katharina Bomers-Muller (Producer), Stephanie Penoyer (Assistant Producer), Steve Cooper (Lights), Nathaniel Gibbs (Sound), Marsha Stueckle (Costumes), and the Woodinville Drama Boosters, led by Emily Mus and Jenny Webb.
Men's Swim & Dive needs DIVERS!
Season begins Monday, November 15th.
No experience needed but these sports offer a great head start to:
- Tumbling, trampoline, gymnasti
- Competitive Ice skating
- Pole Vaulting
- Skiing, Snowboarding, Skateboarding
Practice is afternoons 4:15-5:25pm at Juanita Pool.
Meets are Thursday afternoons.
Registration is through Final Forms
Athletics registration is OPEN for 2021-22 winter and spring sports. Winter sports include men's and women's basketball, gymnastics, men's swim/dive, and coed wrestling. Tryouts/practice begin on Monday, November 15. Registration will close on November 14 for basketball and gymnastics which are tryout sports. Registration will remain open for men's swim/dive and coed wrestling until November 28.
Final Forms is an online registration platform for Athletics registration. You must be registered to receive information and updates from coaches. Visit our Teams website to learn more about our winter and spring sports.
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.
Visit our Register for Athletics page for more information and to register on Final Forms.
Academic Eligibility Requirements
Student athletes in high school are expected to meet or exceed a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to participate in school-sponsored activities. There are regular grade checks for each sports season.
- NSD Standard: Minimum 2.0 GPA each semester
- WIAA Standard: Passing 6 classes
- Visit the Eligibility page for more specific grade check and suspension information.
Questions? We're here to help!
If you have any questions, are having issues registering on Final Forms, or need to check on a physical expiration date, please email Renae Hector, WHS Athletic Secretary, at email@example.com.
Wrestling is a winter sport that is open to boys and girls - no wrestling experience necessary. If your Falcon is considering wrestling this year, email Kristine Korven at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the Booster Club mailing list for the latest information about the upcoming season.
The Woodinville Turkey Trot has lots of options this year! Participants can sign up to run a virtual or in person 5k and/or take on the 3k Calorie Challenge - 30 miles in 30 days to burn 3,000 Calories or ONE Thanksgiving dinner! Register now at www.woodinvilleturkeytrot.com and support the Woodinville Wrestling Booster Club and Cross Country Falcon Athletic Boosters.
Details are subject to changes in guidance from the Northshore School District, King County Department of Health, and/or the State of Washington.
10/25-29: Jostens Senior Orders Week
10/27: SBAC Math State Test, Grades 9, 11, and 12 (during Block periods)
10/28: SBAC Math State Test, Grades 9, 11, and 12 (during Block periods)
10/28: Fall Music Concert (Details TBD)
10/28: Senior Yearbook Portraits Due
10/29: NSD Required Forms Due (Deadline extended from 10/15)
10/29-30: Fall Play - Clue: On Stage
11/02: World Language Competency Test (Register by 10/11)
11/03: SBAC ELA State Test, Grades 9, 11, and 12 (during Block periods)
11/03-06: Fall Play - Clue: On Stage
11/04: SBAC ELA State Test, Grades 9, 11, and 12 (during Block Periods)
11/05: End 1st Quarter
11/07: Standard Time - Set Clocks Back 1 Hour
11/11: No School - Veterans Day
11/24: Not an ERW - 7-Period Schedule #2
11/25-26: No School - Thanksgiving Break
11/29: WHS NHS Intent to Join, Hours, and Fee due by 11:55 p.m.
11/29-12/17: ASB Holiday Food Drive
12/01-17: Yearbook Sales-Final sales window of the school year
12/04: SAT at WHS
12/06-10: NHS Toy/Book Drive
12/09: Winter Concert #1
12/16: Winter Concert #2
12/17: Senior Grad Ads due to Yearbook by midnight
12/20-31: Winter Break - No School
05/14: Senior Prom, Pacific Science Center
06/10: Class of 2022 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am
06/14: Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony
Drop Off and Pick Up: A Community Request
It's understood with COVID that families are choosing alternate ways to commute back and forth to WHS. If dropping off and/or picking up your student is part of your family's plan, please use the campus drop-off and pick-up loop to meet that need. We want to be respectful of our neighbors who live near our campus and have been asked to put out a reminder to families to please be courteous by not parking in front of driveways or mailboxes and to be careful of small children playing in the area. Thank you!
Halloween Costume Guidelines!
Halloween is approaching on Sunday, October 31. On Friday, October 29, costumes are allowed for the school day and at extra-curricular activities within common sense guidelines. We need to continue to be mindful that costumes should also be sensitive to our many diverse groups and be culturally appropriate. We want to have fun, but also to not have fun at anyone else's expense. We want to nurture creativity, inclusivity, and respect.
With that in mind, here are some friendly reminders and guidelines for our students about acceptable clothing that day and, really, any day:
- Cultures are not costumes.
- Halloween costumes are only fun or funny when they don’t hurt or make fun of other people (in any way).
- Student costumes must be appropriate for the school workplace as outlined in the dress code in the Student Handbook.
- Students must be totally identifiable at all times (this includes face paint)
- Appropriate COVID masks are require.
- Halloween costume masks or other face coverings not allowed.
- Costumes and/or accessories are great so long as they: a) don’t portray or perpetuate stereotypes or denigrate cultures or genders, b) are not distracting to self or others, and c) do not include any weapons (or items that appear to be weapons).
We hope everyone enjoys a fun and safe Halloween!
Washington State ELA and Math SBAC Testing 2021-22
Due to the pandemic, OSPI announced the spring 2020-21 Smarter Balanced state testing in ELA and math was postponed to the fall of 2021-22 for current 8th-grade and 10th-grade students.
This means our current 9th-grade students will test on ELA and math and our current 11th-grade students will test on ELA and math in October/November of 2021. Additionally, our current 12th-grade students who did not test in the spring of their sophomore year will also test on ELA and math in October/November of 2021.
The ELA and math Smarter Balanced tests are an avenue for students to fulfill the ELA and math state graduation pathway requirement.
- The fall administration of the Math Smarter Balanced test will take place on October 27 & 28 in 9th-grade & 11th-grade Block math class periods and includes an opportunity for 12-grade students who haven't met the pathway requirement.
- The fall administration of the ELA Smarter Balanced test will take place on November 3 & 4 in 9th-grade & 11th-grade Block math class periods and includes an opportunity for 12-grade students who haven't met the pathway requirement.
- Students must bring their fully-charged district-device.
The fall administration of the Smarter Balanced exams have reduced testing time and will only include the CAT portion of the exams. Juniors and seniors who meet standard on the fall administration will fulfill the ELA and/or math graduation pathway requirement.
In the spring of the 2021-22 school year, current 10th-grade students will participate in Smarter Balanced ELA and math state testing, as has been the standard practice. Additionally, any 11th-grade or 12th-grade students who have not yet fulfilled the ELA and/or math graduation pathway requirement will have the opportunity to re-take the ELA and/or math Smarter Balanced test.
- Spring testing dates will be announced
- Students must bring their fully-charged district-device.
If you should have any questions about Smarter Balanced ELA and/or math state testing, please contact your student's counselor.
Greetings from PTSA!
The September back to school craziness has passed and we’re excited for October because October is Pass-the-Hat month. Our once-a-year fundraiser to support teachers and students starts now! The WHS parent community has been so generous in the past, and although we did not get to put our silly hats on and talk to you ‘in-person’ at Curriculum Night this year, we hope you will continue to support this very important fundraiser. All your tax- deductible donations will be used to support and enrich our school community and classrooms this year. We also will be using some of funds to replenish and restock the supplies that have expired in our emergency storage containers. In just the first month of school, PTSA has already received staff grant requests from almost every department at WHS totaling more than $13,000. Please consider a donation to Pass the Hat by using our QR code or visiting our website www2.woodinvillehighschoolptsa.org today!
While you are at the website you can join PTSA! This is a great way to show your support of WHS, connect with other Falcon families and access to our student directory. The PTSA’s voice in advocating for our students in Woodinville and Washington is strengthened by our membership numbers. Join today!
Finally, remember to use smile.amazon.com when you shop online and pick Woodinville High School PTSA as your charitable organization. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to us, with no fees or extra cost to you. Be sure to bookmark smile.amazon.com to support our students every time you shop!
NSD REQUIRED FORMS: Due October 29
As indicated in the September 16 Northshore Connections communication to families, annually the District provides parents/guardians with notification of forms that must be acknowledged, including:
- WA State Attendance Letter
- Rights and Responsibilities Handbook
- Weapons Letter
- Student Hosuing Questionnaire
Thank you to those who have acknowledged the required forms. For those who haven’t yet completed the forms, the district extended the deadline to Friday, October 29. We have heard from some families that there was a challenge for middle and high school students to access the Rights & Responsibilities form. The district has resolved this issue and all secondary students should be able to view and acknowledge this form in their StudentVUE account. It is recommended that families use a laptop or desktop computer to complete the forms, when possible.
Parents and students who have not yet acknowledged the form(s) are asked to login to ParentVUE or StudentVUE, as applicable, today to view them.
The COVID Handbook has been updated and reflects NSD's current practices. Please read through this information carefully so that we can work together to keep our students, staff, and families safe. NSD will continue to monitor evolving pandemic data along with state and federal requirements to update this handbook as appropriate. You can find the link to the NSD COVID-19 Handbook here.
Attendance Absences & PCR Covid-19 Result Requirement
Due to high email and call volumes: if you are reporting your child absent from school due to any of the symptoms listed below for any period of time, they are required to get a PCR Covid-19 result (rapid antigen results are no longer accepted per Department of Health) prior to return to school. Reference the King County Return to School Flow Chart NSD follows below.
- Fever of 100.4°F or 38°C or higher
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Various testing sites available through your provider, King County or UW testing sites (linked below). Please return all Covid results to the WHS nurses: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Health and Safety Information!
Student out of school for positive COVID test? Please notify school nurse
If a student is out of school for testing Positive with Covid, please notify WHS school nurses Christie Callahan/Jennifer Gardner immediately, this is related to protocols from Public Health guidelines.
Christie Callahan RN, BSN
School Nurse Woodinville High School (425) 408-7406
Jennifer Gardner RN, BSN
School Nurse Woodinville High School (425) 408-7406
Attendance & 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.
- Ten hours of excused and/or unexcused absences in a semester in a given class may result in going through the Attendance Validation process.
- 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 interuptions.
- 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 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 email@example.com.
Northshore Schools Foundation: Request for Removing Barriers Support
Basic Needs Aid
When a family is in crisis and normal household activities are disrupted, students experience distress that affects their attendance, coursework and classroom behavior. NSF's Basic Needs Aid Fund allows families to stock up on groceries or fill the car with fuel so that they can direct their energy where it is most needed: finding a permanent solution to the situation at hand (https://www.northshoreschoolsfoundation.org/request-support/#basicneedsaid).
Apply for Funds
For WHS students, contact Counselor and CARE Team member Sarah Brenner at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or your student’s school counselor or grade-level administrator to describe the temporary challenge or circumstance and request support. All NSF funding requests must come from an approved school staff member.
The NSD staff member will then submit your request.
Foundation leadership will review the request within 5 days and contact the NSD staff that submitted the request with details.
WHS E-News from the Principal
"One Falcon, One Family"
October 22, 2021
Volume 12, Issue 7
Monday – Friday 7:50 A.M. – 3:50 P.M.
425-408-7400 / email@example.com
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.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF WOODINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL!