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Woodinville High School | Care - Respect - Leadership

“Always find opportunities to make someone smile, and to offer
random acts of kindness in everyday life.” Roy T. Bennett

The Homecoming Dance on October 15 was a tremendous success!
More students than ever before danced the night away with 1,119 tickets sold! 
Thank you for your support! 

WHS Fall Play: The Laramie Project,
Nov 2-5, 7p

Woodinville High School Theatre Company presents The Laramie Project written by award-winning playwright Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project. 

The Laramie Project is a thought-provoking, critically acclaimed, and emotionally riveting theatre piece that explores the experience of a small town at the epicenter of an incomprehensible crime. This show tackles difficult subject matter (homophobia, intolerance, hate crimes) and contains adult language. Parental discretion is advised, and the show is not recommended for audiences under 13 years old.

Performances are November 2-5, 7:00p at the Woodinville High School Theatre.

Tickets are available for purchase first come, first serve online through TouchBase, as well as in person at the WHS Main or Cashier's Office (M-F, 7:50a-3:50p).

Seats are not assigned, so it is suggested that larger groups who want to sit together arrive by 6:15p on show nights.

Ticket prices are as follows:
  • General Admission $15
  • Students w/ASB $12
  • Seniors 65+ $12

Purchasing Online Tickets
  • Individuals with students in Northshore will be able to purchase tickets by logging into their TouchBase account (do not create a Guest Account!). 
    If a username/password is needed, please                       email 
  • Individuals who do not have students in Northshore can create a Guest Account at TouchBase.
  • Tickets purchased online will be available at Will Call.
  • If online tickets are sold out, tickets will still be available for purchase at the door on a first come, first serve basis.

Other Details
  • The box office opens at 6:15p each show night.
  • Event is subject to change according to guidance by the Northshore School District, King County Dept. of Health, and/or the State of WA
  • Masks are optional.
AP Exam Registration 2022-23
Due November 15
For all students planning to take AP Exams this year, this is a friendly reminder to please register as the deadline is Nov. 15.
If you've already registered, please double check to make sure you have paid for your exams.


National Honor Society 
Important dates and information! 
Application deadline is Fri, Nov 4!

  • Schoology Code: BX4V-95Q2-GH3SH
  • Application Deadline: 11/04 by 11:59p
  • Dues if application is accepted: 12/02 by 11:59p
  • Hours due 03/24 by 11:59p
    New Hour Requirements: 30 hours, minimum of 10 in school hours with a max of 6 hours from donatio
  • Induction Ceremony 5/18, Main Gym, 6:30p

Message from your WHS Counselors

The 1st quarter is coming to an end Nov 4th, 
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. 

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

For further instructions and support with the college application process visit the WHS Website HERE.

WHS Counselors  
Strandy, Lamb, Churchill, Hirsch, Brenner, Tang

Class of 2023 News & Info
Believe it or not, diplomas are ordered soon!

Legal Name Verification for Diploma and Commencement Program

Class of 2023 Seniors!

Please confirm the name you would like printed on your diploma and in the Commencement program.

Step 1 - Please log into your school email and open the email sent to you to review your name(s), first, middle, and last name we have listed for you in our student information system.

Step 2 – Go to this link to to verify your name(s) and to indicate which name you would like printed on your diploma and in the Commencement program. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Porter, WHS Counseling Office Manager, at

College and Career News

Ms. Tang, College & Career and Running Start Counselor created the College & Career Center Scoop to inform all students, families, and staff about all things related to college and career. 
Check out the first issue of the 2022-23 school year by clicking here!

Dates you need to know

Yearbook Sales ($55.00)

Sales Window #3: Nov 28-Dec 16
**This is the last opportunity for you to guarantee the purchase of a 2023 Yearbook.
**Online or in-person at the main/cashier's office.

Senior Photos: 

These are due Oct. 27th. PLEASE remember you don’t have to have a professional photo. If you have an appointment with a professional photographer after this date it’s okay. For your senior photo you can turn in a nice picture of yourself from your phone or that a friend took. 
*Also, please know, if you would like a “nice” photo taken, I have some great student photographers in my Yearbook class who would love to take care of you and they will give you the photos for free to do what you want with them. Just email me and we will set you up with them.
**Please know that this deadline may seem early (it has been on or around this date for the last four years I have been the adviser here at WHS :-)). This is due to our deadlines with our publisher. We get these in early in order to make our deadlines and have our books for Senior Awards night in early June. :-)
***Email if you have any questions about this Woodinville Tradition.

Turning in Photos: You (Senior and Parent) received an email with a link to upload your photo. Each link is specific for you and one picture. 
Important Info: If you have a professional photographer who will upload your picture for you, you will need to forward that specific link to them.
Just in case you are curious this new way is to ensure we are getting the photo you want and it allows me to keep better track of who has turned in a picture and who we may still be missing. We love having as complete a senior section as we can. Not perfect but as close as possible. :-)

Senior Grad Ads: 

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, create your ad and pay for your ad through Balfour website. I will send the link, instructions and information in late October. This will be available Nov. 1 through Dec. 16th.
Music Boosters Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Chipotle Music Boosters fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct 18! It was a big success thanks to your generosity!
We will be hosting one Dine Out a month this year to help support the music programs with everything from scholarships to other learning and performing opportunities.
Our next Dine Out will be Panera in downtown Woodinville on Tuesday, November 15th, from 6-9 p.m. We would love to see you there!

Our next meeting for Music Boosters will be Monday, November 14th, from 6-7 p.m. in the WHS library. Come hear about the spring trip, find out how you can be involved in Music Boosters, and share your ideas on how we can become even better.

If you would like to donate to Music Boosters, please use the QR code below.

Thank you,
Music Boosters  

Student Celebrations!

HOCO 2022
“An Evening in Athens”
On October 20th the Girls Swim team had their Senior Night! 
Financial Aid Night was a success last night, October 20! 
Thank you to all of the families who attended. A special thank you to Melissa Arias from the Scholarship Foundation of Northshore and Gina Anderson from Ameriprise Financial for speaking to our families about financial aid!
Slides from last night’s presentation can be found at this LINK.
Journalism Club attended WJEA’s Fall Journalism Days!

The following Journalism Club students, under the leadership of Advisor Christine Traxler, attended WJEA's Fall Journalism Days at Everett Community College on Friday, 10/7! Students attended multiple informational and participatory classes on Media Relations, Washington's access laws, Tips for insightful interviews and Finding and Telling the Story. The day wrapped up with an inspiring keynote speech by KUOW's Zaki Hamid.

Club Members who participated:
Ruthu Mavnur, Julia Kary, Gracyn Heide, Avery Cherry, Jill Bae, Caroline Bell


Ongoing: Fee Waiver Consent Form available for families who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch
10/24: World Language Competency Testing Registration Due
10/24: DIWALI
10/17-23: Senior Week - CO2023 Cap, Gown & Announcement sales with Jostens
10/27: Senior Yearbook Portraits Photos Due
10/27:  Fall Music Concert, WHS Theatre, 7p
10/28: Football Senior Night Game vs. Skyline HS
10/31: Halloween 
11/1-16: Senior Yearbook Grad Ads on sale
11/02-05: Fall Play: The Laramie Project
11/04: NHS Application deadline, DUE 11:59pm
11/04: End 1st Quarter
11/09:  Spanish Club Event Night 
11/11: Veterans Day- No School
11/15: World Language Competency Testing @ WHS
11/21: PTA Reflections Art Entries Due
11/22: Winter Sports Parent Meeting, Commons, 7-9:30pm
11/24: Thanksgiving - No School
11/25: Native American Heritage Day - No School

11/28-12/16: Yearbook Sales (last chance to purchase a 2022-23 yearbook)
12/16: Senior Yearbook Grad Ads - last day to purchase
12/16: Last day to purchase 2022-23 Yearbook
12/19-01/02: Winter Break
02/10: WHS Sat, March 11 SAT exam registration due on College Board website
05/13: Senior Prom, MoPop
06/09: Class of 2023 Commencement Rehearsal, MANDATORY, 9-11am
06/13: Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremony, Pop Keeney Stadium, 6p

Hello new and returning WHS PTSA members!

Here is our first staff appreciation luncheon SignUpGenius, see the link below. It will be held on Halloween, Monday, October 31!  We can’t wait!  Please take a moment and sign up if you are able to!!!!
Thanks from your WHS PTSA!

WHS PTSA Membership and Donate
"Pass the Hat"

Amazon Smiles

Student Justice Collective Application DUE Oct. 21st. 

The Northshore School District invites high school students interested in serving on its Student Justice Collective to apply. The Racial and Educational Justice Department will oversee this collective. 
First meeting for current and new members will be held on October 26th, at 2:30pm. 

Click HERE for more details. 
Click HERE to apply!
Halloween Costume Guidelines

Halloween is approaching on Monday, October 31 and 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 allowed.
  • Halloween costume masks or other face coverings are 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!

World Language Competency Testing - Fall 2022

Registration now open thru 10/24/2022

Registration opened online October 10, and will be open until October 24 for students to participate in the World Language Competency Testing here in Northshore School District. Registration will close on Monday, October 24th.

This year registration is being done at the building level. To register please click here to complete the form. This is an opportunity for students who can read, write, listen and speak a language other than English to earn up to four competency credits and/or the Seal of Biliteracy designation on their high school transcript. More detailed information about the test and earning credits can be found on the World Language Competency Test website. Here is the pertinent information regarding the upcoming testing opportunity:

  • Date/Time—Tuesday, November 15th, from your student's home school’s start time to end time (WHS 8:20a-3:20p. Check-in for the test can begin 30 minutes beforehand (WHS 7:50a). 
  • Location—Students’ home schools (WHS Library)
  • The test is open to grades 7th through 12th

Again, the test registration is open from 10/10 through 10/24

All of this information can be found on the WL testing website: World Language Competency Test
  • Please refer to the frequently asked questions document for more details. 
  • It's also easy to find the WLCT website from the district main page. 
  • Click In Our Schools / Assessment / World Language Competency Test or use the shortcut URL
First Semester Mid-Term Progress Reports:

1st Quarter Ends November 4thProgress Reports will be mailed out with first quarter grades approximately November 14th. Parents and Guardians should expect to receive them in the mail 2-3 days later. If you have concerns about your student’s grades, the first point of contact is the student’s teacher. 
If you have an address change, please contact the office as soon as possible to ensure you receive your student’s grades.
If you have any questions, please contact our Student Information Specialist, Jenn Diaz, at

Reduced or Waived Fees 2022-23

Available by logging into ParentVue and completing the steps in the Student Information Updates module

***Step-by-step instructions on how to submit the consent form in ParentVUE can be found in .pdf HERE.  An electronic step-by-step guide is also available on the district website.***

Please note: Part of the process when completing the consent form is families will first verify their information (address, phone, emergency contacts, etc.). The Consent form will appear after the race and preferred language questions. Parents/Guardians need to go through each page and verify information before reaching the consent form. The ParentVUE app on cell phones looks nearly identical to the computer version of ParentVUE for completing the online consent form.

If you qualify for free or reduced price meals, also apply for reduced or waived extra-curricular school fees pursuant to House Bill 1660 (that you may be eligible for) by completing that section of the Student Information Updates in ParentVue* on or after August 15 (see House Bill 1660 details below). 

Completing the fee waiver form in ParentVUE* will allow your student's free and reduced status to be shared with those administering extra-curricular activities at our school or within the district, thus being able to waive or reduce certain fees. 

Consent must be given each school year and does not carry forward from last school year. Instructions on how to submit the consent form in ParentVUE can be found on the district website.

Once the Consent is submitted through the Student Information Updates portal in ParentVUE, it takes a minimum of 24 hours for the waived fees to show up in TouchBase.

Visit the District website to learn how to apply for free or reduced price meals.

Betsy Black, Account Specialist
Phone: 425-408-7657
Fax: 425-408-7645

ParentVUE: *If you need your username/password, email

Questions about student meals? 

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

From the WHS Health Room

COVID Updates: 

The Washington State Department of Health has provided new guidance for schools this Fall. Please review the Symptom and Exposure Flowchart for Schools and learn about the Northshore School District's COVID information on our Health Room website so you are prepared for the school year.  You'll find details about what to do if your child has:
  • Symptoms,
  • If your child is exposed to COVID,
  • What kind of test your child should have,
  • What to do if your child tests positive, and
  • How you will be notified of COVID cases at school.

Other Illnesses: 

To avoid the spread of illness other than COVID, follow these guidelines when deciding whether your child is healthy enough for school.  In addition to the COVID guidelines, if your child has any of the symptoms below, please keep him/her at home until the symptoms subside: 
  • APPEARANCE/BEHAVIOR: unusually tired, difficult to wake, pale, skin rash, lack of appetite; these are often signs of underlying illness.
  • FEVER: temperature of 100 degrees or higher in the past 24 hours
  • VOMITING/DIARRHEA: within the past 24 hours.
  • RASH: Any rash of unknown cause should be considered contagious. Please have your child examined by a health care provider to determine the cause and communicability of the rash before sending him/her to school. The school may require a note from the health care provider stating that the rash is not contagious.
  • Other: For other specific diseases or health difficulties it is always a good idea to contact the school nurse. We are happy to share information and resources anytime! 

Students must be fever-free without fever reducing medication and no vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. 

Medications at School:

If your student will be taking any medication at school, please contact the school nurse.  The Northshore School District recommends that medication be taken at home whenever possible.  We recognize, however, that in some cases it is essential that medication be administered during the school day. Learn about the procedures for the handling of ALL medications in the schools, as well as find the authorization form, on our Health Room website.

Please do not put any kind of medicine, including Tylenol, vitamins, and cough drops in your child's lunch box, backpack or pockets.  Unidentified medicine can never be given at school.  

Please feel free to contact us at any time to discuss health concerns about your student.  

Christie Callahan RN, BSN 
Jennifer Gardner RN, BSN 
(425) 408-7406

National PTA Reflections
Entries DUE November 21

Calling all artists! Students can enter original artwork in dance choreography, music composition, visual arts, film production, literature, and photography in response to the theme: "Show Your Voice!"

Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life.

Click HERE for more information and to download an entry form and rules.

Entries are due Wednesday, November 21st. All submissions will be turned in digitally via email.

Questions? Contact the WHS PTSA Reflections chair at

COVID-19 Update

The Department of Health (DOH) requires schools to  inform families and students of  COVID-19 cases and potential outbreaks.
  • The accuracy of our data depends on self-reporting.
  • Thank you for continuing to let the Nurse Callahan and Nurse Gardner know if your child tests positive for COVID-19.
  • To view information, including school and district trends, visit the District’s COVID-19 data dashboard. The dashboard is updated weekly on Monday evenings
If your child is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 please keep them home and test for COVID-19.
Families can order free COVID-19 tests from the state
Together, we can keep our schools healthy and safe.

Transportation 2022-23

Please click this LINK for bus information 2022-23. 
Please click HERE for Daily Bus Passes and Activity Bus Passes routes and information! 
Please note! All tickets for upcoming fall 2022 athletic tournaments will be through GOFAN
Tickets will be found a couple of ways:

Go to WIAA Bracket – click on ticket icon for specific game / date and you will be brought directly to the contest’s ticket link
  • WIAA > Tournaments > Bracket >> Enter the contest’s classification > Display Brackets
  • SeaKing >> Select the sport >> Find the contest’s classification > Bracket
Use the below QR code which will list all SeaKing post season events.  Patrons will need to find the game they want to purchase tickets for.

Athletics Registration
Winter sports tryouts or practice begin on Monday, November 14. If you have not registered yet, visit our Register for Athletics page for more information and to register on Final Forms. You must be registered to receive information and updates from coaches.

Registration closes Sunday night, November 13, for men's and women's basketball and gymnastics which are cut sports. Registration will remain open until Monday, November 21 for men's swim/dive and coed wrestling. Register now and don't wait until the last minute!

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 meet or exceed a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to compete in school-sponsored sports. 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 Assistant to the Athletic Director, at

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

October 21, 2022
Volume 12, Issue 7
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 7:50 A.M. – 3:50 P.M. 

Our Office Team is here to help you:
Carolyn Moriarty, Office Manager, Ext. 7401
Ellen Esteves, Main Office Secretary, Ext. 7403
Denise Schwans, ASB/Assessments/Graduation Coordination, Ext. 7515
Jenn Diaz, Student Info Specialist/Registrar, Ext. 7512
Kim Benedict, Attendance Secretary, Ext. 7410
Roberta Porter, Counseling Office Manager, Ext. 7418
Nicki Kongkarat, ASB/Bookkeeping, Fine/Fee Payment, Ext. 7504
Renae Hector, Athletics Secretary, Ext. 7491

The mission of Woodinville High School is to become a community of learners, providing a safe and encouraging environment for developing the mind, body, and spirit.
GO Falcons!

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