Woodson Athletics - Stadium Turf/Track Closure APRIL 29TH

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NEW WOODSON TRACK STARTS APRIL 29TH!!!!! Stadium Complex Closed April 29th- August 2024 No use of Turf or Track Facility   Our new Track project will start on April 29th. The stadium field and track will be closed for use until further notice. We are hoping to be open for business by mid-August. The Student Activities Office is working on plans for all of our programs while the stadium is closed. Thank you for your patience!   Cavalier Athletics

For more information on teams and coaches, please visit our Woodson Athletics website at www.woodsonsports.com 

 

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Woodson Athletics Week of April 15th

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Cavalier Athletics For more information on teams and coaches, please visit our Woodson Athletics website at

woodsonsports.com 

2024 Fall Sports Start Date: August 5, 2024

Cheer -FR/JV/Varsity

Cross Country- Boys and Girls

Field Hockey(Girls)- FR/JV/Varsity

Football FR/JV/Varsity

Golf- Boys and Girls- AUGUST 1st

Volleyball (Girls)- FR/JV/Varsity

Volleyball(Boys)- Varsity

  Athletic Booster Pass Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics

NFHS Network Live Streaming https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/w-t-woodson-high-school-fairfax-va

E-Tix Link https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16311/wtwoodson-high-school-athletics

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Woodson Weekly - April 12

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Woodson Weekly - April 12

Woodson Weekly is published every Friday to provide the community with important information about school life at Woodson High School.

Mission Statement

Woodson High School’s mission is to empower our community to reach their individual potential by creating a healthy environment of mutual respect, responsibility, equity, and inclusion. 

To read this newsletter in other languages, please visit our website.

Para leer este mensaje en otros idiomas, podrán ver las traducciones automáticas en nuestro sitio web.

Weekly Wrap-up Audio 

Listen to a 3 minute audio that sums up the written version of the
Woodson Weekly!

PTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, April 17th - Purple Up! Day

Saturday, April 20th, 10am-5pm - Annual Woodson Football Mattress Fundraiser 

Friday, May 3rd - Orthodox Good Friday; Teacher Work Day, No School for Students

Saturday, May 11th - Class of 2024 Prom, Westwood Country Club

Friday, May 17th, 12pm-4am - Relay For Life

Saturday, May 18th, 8:30am - 14th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run

Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day; Schools and Offices Closed

Tuesday, May 28th 7:30pm - Guiding the College-Bound Athlete Seminar

Friday, May 31st - Last Day of School for Seniors

Thursday, June 6th, 2pm - Class of 2024 Graduation, EagleBank Arena

Monday, June 10th - Sports Physical Night

Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School for Underclass; Early Release

 

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

FCPS 2024-25 School Year Calendar

In this Issue

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. Month of the Military Child
3. Partners for Safe Teen Driving Seminar
4. Pyramid Art Show
5. Spring 2024 SOL Testing
6. Class of 2024 Events
7. School Health Services Satisfaction Survey
8. 2 Liter Bottles Still Needed for Biology Classes
9. College and Career Center
10. PTSO Needs Survey Participants
11. PTSO Needs 2024-25 Officers
12. Spring 2024 Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Attendance
13. No-Cost Mental Health Teletherapy for All High School Students
14. FCPS News

1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

As April unfurls its blossoms of spring, we also commemorate Autism Acceptance Month. Notably, according to the CDC, one in 44 children in the United States is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. This emphasizes the importance of fostering inclusivity in our school environment. Here at Woodson, we recognize the significance of embracing neurodiversity, acknowledging that each student, including those diagnosed with autism, brings a valuable array of talents and strengths to our community. They enrich our collective experience and remind us of the beauty and richness found in our differences.

Spring is an exciting time of year as students participate in many culminating activities, demonstrating what they have learned and celebrating their accomplishments. One of these exciting events is our Woodson Pyramid Art Show, where we get to experience the stunning array of artwork from our talented K-11 students, showcasing their creativity and hard work. I hope you can join us on April 16 from 6-8 pm in Cav Hall.

Spring also beckons us to lean on our families for volunteers and to seek new parent leadership for the upcoming year. Please consider the following opportunities to get involved with Woodson, with options to suit all levels of availability and interest:

  • Mild: The PTSO is participating in an Oklahoma University survey fundraiser. The more people that fill out the survey, the more funds are raised for the PTSO, which will go directly back into our school. The survey collects information about the perceptions of families of high school-aged students regarding shop class, vocational/technical training, and careers in construction. Please take a little bit of time to fill out [this survey] and support our school.
  • Medium: We urgently need parent volunteers to help proctor AP exams, running from May 6-17, with shifts in the morning and afternoon. If you can help, please contact Jamie Korpacz and Victoria Powell. Their emails are in the weekly!
  • Spicy: Our Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) is currently seeking three enthusiastic volunteers to serve as officers on their Board of Directors for the next school year. The PTSO plays a crucial role in supporting both students and staff. Joining this dynamic team is a wonderful way to make a significant impact on our school community. Please consider stepping up and reach out to Co-President Sara Mastro at [email protected].

Whether you like your involvement mild, medium, or spicy, your engagement is crucial to our school’s success. Each volunteer, every survey filled, and each new officer adds to the strength and vibrancy of Woodson. Together, let’s continue to build a welcoming and inclusive community where every student thrives.

Thank you in advance for your support and involvement.

Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

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2. Month of the Military Child

On average, children in military families move six to nine times during their K-12 school career. That’s about three times more frequently than their civilian peers. Between now and April 17th, make sure to stop by Student Services and place a sticker on the map of all the places you have lived and all the places you know your family member has been deployed or stationed at!

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on PurpleUp! Day, Wednesday, April 17th. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

3. Partners for Safe Teen Driving Seminar

Attention all 10th grade students and their parents.  The last PSTD will be Monday April 15th.  All new drivers and parents must attend a state mandated traffic safety seminar. The 90 minutes seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will take place in the Woodson Auditorium.  If you already attended the seminar, you do NOT have to attend this one.  If you miss this seminar you will have to pay $30 to attend the seminar through Fairfax County’s ACE program. 

Questions? Please contact David O'Hara at [email protected].

4. Pyramid Art Show

Our Annual Woodson Pyramid Art Show and Senior/AP Art Show festivities will be taking place next week!

We invite you to join us in Cav Hall on Tuesday, April 16th from 6-8pm, for the Pyramid Art Show, which will feature lots of fabulous K-11 artwork!

The hand-painted Furniture Silent Auction will also be happening at the reception, along with mini art canvas sales.

5. Spring 2024 SOL Testing

SOL Season – Laptops and Personal Electronic Devices

Students are required to use FCPS-issued laptops for SOL testing. Students are responsible for making sure their software is up to date and their keyboards, screens, etc. are in good working order. To ensure software is up-to-date, laptops should be powered on and connected to the internet before the test date. Updates will download automatically. All hardware repairs must be completed by Tuesday, April 25th. 

If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the Student Support Request Page.

Our walk-in hours in Room A112/A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am

Any other time you should try to make an appointment using a ticket from the Support Portal.

Also, we want to remind families that students may not have access to their electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) in the SOL testing environment, except in the case of a documented medical need.  Please be aware that any personal devices carried into the testing environment will be subject to the school’s established procedures for addressing this as a test security concern. 

The SOL Testing Dates are:

Tuesday/Wednesday, April 30 or May 1 – English Reading
Thursday, May 2 - Chemistry, Geosystems, VAUS History
Monday/Tuesday, May 20 or 21 - Biology
Wednesday, May 22 - Algebra 1/Algebra 2
Thursday, May 23 – Geometry

6. Class of 2024 Events

Prom will take place on Saturday, May 11th at Westwood Country Club. Tickets will be $85. Please note that in order for a senior to purchase Prom tickets, all student financial obligations must be met before a student is able to purchase their ticket or a ticket is purchased for them, including parking tickets, library fees, senior dues, course fees and tech fees.

We will have a compiled list of student obligations at the Prom ticket table when they go on sale starting Monday, April 29th. 


Celebrate Your Plan Day will be on Monday, May 20th during all lunches (11:20am-1:20pm) in the Auditorium Lobby. What is your plan after High School? Employment, College, Trade School, Military Service, Gap Year...? We want to celebrate you and all of the different post-secondary plans! Celebrate Your Plan Day (formerly known as Balloon Day) has been a Woodson tradition for many years. Seniors will post paper balloons, with their plans written on them, on the windows in the Auditorium Lobby where they will be on display until after graduation. We’ll also have some treats available for seniors as well. We can’t wait to celebrate our seniors!

Graduation for the Woodson Class of 2024 will be on Thursday, June 6th, 2024 at 2:00pm at EagleBank Arena on the George Mason University Campus. 

Please visit our Class of 2024 webpage to see Frequently Asked Questions, Final Exam dates, and so much more!

7. School Health Services Satisfaction Survey

The Fairfax County Health Department and FCPS School Health Services invite parents/caregivers to participate in a survey on the level of satisfaction with support provided to your school community by School Health Services. The survey takes about five minutes to complete and is open until Friday, April 26. Your feedback can help to improve school health services.

8. 2 Liter Bottles Still Needed for Biology Classes

The Woodson Biology Team still needs 2 Liter soda bottles with the cap for an ecology lab our students will be doing. They should be rinsed out and label removed, if possible, and dropped off by April 19th.  Bottles can be dropped off to any science teacher at Woodson. We appreciate your support and donations!

9. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links and more detailed info are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. College & Career Center Newsletters are posted HERE.

Questions? Please email [email protected].


April 20  |  Mark Warner Service Academy Day 2024

April 20  |  NOVA Medical Campus Open House

April 26  |  NOVA Application Session in the Career Center for Seniors

April 30  |  Jumpstart2NOVA Info Session for Seniors

May 4  |  Trade Union Jobs & Career Fair @ Dulles Expo Center

May 20  |  Celebrate Your Plan Day for Seniors Auditorium Lobby All Lunches

May 23  |  Work-Based Learning Day in the Career Center – Internships, Jobs & Resume Help

May 28  |  NOVA Application Session in the Career Center for Seniors

May 30  |  Senior Awards Ceremony in the Auditorium

Junior Focus Day on April 3: Thank you to all our juniors for attending and making it such a success! A huge shoutout to our amazing presenters for sharing their expertise and insights with us throughout the day. Notes/Slides for each breakout session will be posted on our Junior Focus Day Padlet. Stay tuned for updates!

Woodson's Science National Honor Society recycling around the school as part of our Get2Green initiative.

10. PTSO Needs Survey Participants

Dr. Ben Bigelow from the Construction Science Division at University of Oklahoma selected parents and guardians at Woodson to participate in their research titled “Influences and Perceptions of Parents on Construction Careers.” This research is being conducted at the University of Oklahoma. 

There is an ongoing shortage of skilled tradespeople in construction and this project seeks to better understand parent’s perceptions, preferences, and motivators relating to career pathways.  As primary influencers of the next generation of workers, parental perceptions are vital in understanding how to address the shortage of skilled workers. 

This survey is collecting perceptions from parents around the country to identify the best strategies for addressing this issue.

If the Woodson PTSO gets enough participants, they will donate $500 to our PTSO!

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11. PTSO Needs 2024-25 Officers

The Woodson PTSO is in need of 3 parents that are able to volunteer their time to join the 2024-2025 PTSO Officer Board. If you are interested or would like to learn more about the positions that will be open, please contact PTSO Co-President Sara Mastro at [email protected].

The Woodson Math Honor Society helped out at the Wakefield Forest STEAM fair last night. They helped kids build towers out of pretzels and marshmallows.

12. Spring 2024 Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Attendance

AP exams are administered May 6-May 16, 2024. With parent/guardian permission, Woodson HS students are allowed to be released early following a morning AP exam and arrive late before their scheduled afternoon AP exam. All pre-arranged absence forms (no phone calls or emails) are due to Mrs. Little in the attendance office by 3pm April 19th. Please keep in mind that all classes will continue with instruction during AP testing, and that students are responsible for all assignments from each class. AP Excused Absence Forms will be given to students in their AP classes and available in the Attendance Office.

Student Services is also still looking for parent volunteers to help proctor AP exams in May! Shifts are typically from 7:30-11:30am or 11:00-3:00pm, with some variation depending on the exam, and you may sign up for as many shifts as you’d like. A more specific schedule will be shared closer to the AP exam testing window. No experience or training is required…we’ll show you everything you need to know! If you are able to volunteer and help, please contact Woodson school counselors Jamie Korpacz ([email protected]) and Victoria Powell ([email protected]). Thank you!

April is World Autism Acceptance Month, an annual observance dedicated to raising awareness about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and promoting acceptance, inclusion, and understanding of individuals on the spectrum.

13. No-Cost Mental Health Teletherapy for All High School Students

Is your high schooler experiencing anxiety, behavior changes, or challenges with peer and family relationships? If so, parents/caregivers can refer their children for weekly therapy with a licensed therapist through Hazel Health. Visit the Teletherapy webpage for information on how to opt your child into this service.

14. FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • School Health Services Satisfaction Survey
  • Webinars and Events for Families
  • FCPS Is One of the Best Communities for Music Education

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Previous News, but still important, is located on our Woodson website here.

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Correction-Woodson Athletics - Stadium Turf/Track Closure APRIL 29TH

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NEW WOODSON TRACK STARTS APRIL 29TH!!!!! Stadium Complex Closed April 29th- August 2024 No use of Turf or Track Facility   Our new Track project will start on April 29th. The stadium field and track will be closed for use until further notice. We are hoping to be open for business by mid-August. The Student Activities Office is working on plans for all of our programs while the stadium is closed. Thank you for your patience!   Cavalier Athletics

For more information on teams and coaches, please visit our Woodson Athletics website at www.woodsonsports.com 

 

Looking for Summer Camps?

 

www.woodsonsports.com    #CAVSTRONG #oneWoodson

 

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Woodson Athletics - Stadium Turf/Track Closure APRIL 29TH

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NEW WOODSON TRACK!!!!! Stadium Complex Closed April 29th- August 2024 No use of Turf or Track Facility   Our new Track project will start on June 10th. The stadium field and track will be closed for use until further notice. We are hoping to be open for business by mid-August. The Student Activities Office is working on plans for all of our programs while the stadium is closed. Thank you for your patience!   Cavalier Athletics

For more information on teams and coaches, please visit our Woodson Athletics website at www.woodsonsports.com 

 

Looking for Summer Camps?

 

www.woodsonsports.com    #CAVSTRONG #oneWoodson

 

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Woodson Athletics Week of April 8

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Cavalier Athletics For more information on teams and coaches, please visit our Woodson Athletics website at

woodsonsports.com 

2024 Fall Sports Start Date: August 5, 2024

Cheer -FR/JV/Varsity

Cross Country- Boys and Girls

Field Hockey(Girls)- FR/JV/Varsity

Football FR/JV/Varsity

Golf- Boys and Girls

Volleyball (Girls)- FR/JV/Varsity

Volleyball(Boys)- Varsity

  Athletic Booster Pass Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics

NFHS Network Live Streaming https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/w-t-woodson-high-school-fairfax-va

E-Tix Link https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16311/wtwoodson-high-school-athletics

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Woodson Weekly - April 5

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Woodson Weekly - April 5

Woodson Weekly is published every Friday to provide the community with important information about school life at Woodson High School.

Mission Statement

Woodson High School’s mission is to empower our community to reach their individual potential by creating a healthy environment of mutual respect, responsibility, equity, and inclusion. 

To read this newsletter in other languages, please visit our website.

Para leer este mensaje en otros idiomas, podrán ver las traducciones automáticas en nuestro sitio web.

Weekly Wrap-up Audio 

Listen to a 3 minute audio that sums up the written version of the
Woodson Weekly!

PTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage Important Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, April 10th - Eid al Fitr, Schools and Offices Closed

Wednesday, April 17th - Purple Up! Day

Friday, May 3rd - Orthodox Good Friday, Teacher Work Day, No School for Students

Saturday, May 11th - Class of 2024 Prom, Westwood Country Club

Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day, Schools and Offices Closed

Friday, May 31st - Last Day of School for Seniors

Thursday, June 6th, 2pm - Class of 2024 Graduation, EagleBank Arena

Monday, June 10th - Sports Physical Night

Wednesday, June 12th - Last Day of School for Underclass

 

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

FCPS 2024-25 School Year Calendar

In this Issue

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. Month of the Military Child
3. Calendar Reminder
4. Woodson Football Annual Mattress Fundraiser
5. 4th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run
6. Woodson Chorus A Cappella Attends Carnegie Hall 
7. Woodson in Europe
8. Parent Volunteers Needed
9. 2 Liter Bottles Needed for Biology Classes
10. Counselor Corner
11. College and Career Center
12. Northern Virginia Regional College Fair
13. Attention Seniors!
14. Spring 2024 Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Attendance
15. FCPS News

This week our school showed appreciation to our Assistant Principal's, Director of Student Services, and Director of Student Activities for Assistant Principal's Week. They provide support to not only our student body, but also to our entire staff and Woodson community. Thank you for all that you do!

1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a restful and joyful spring break and found the transition back to our routines smooth and welcoming.

April greets us with the celebration of diversity and neurodiversity, highlighting the richness of our community. This month, we honor the Month of the Military Child, National Arab American Heritage Month, and Autism Awareness Month. It’s a privilege to be part of such a vibrant, culturally rich community, and we eagerly anticipate continuing to learn from and about the strengths that each unique individual brings to our collective experience.

Our military-connected students, numbering over 200 strong at Woodson, exemplify resilience and courage. To honor these incredible young individuals and their families, we will all wear purple on April 17th, symbolically "purpling up” in support of our military families. It’s a small gesture that reflects our community's solidarity and appreciation.

This past week, we celebrated Assistant Principal Appreciation Week and National Librarian Appreciation Day. A heartfelt thank you goes out to our assistant principals, director of student services, and director of student activities for their unwavering dedication, leadership, and the countless hours they invest in our staff and students. Your efforts are the pulse of our school.

We also want to give a huge shout out to our amazing librarians for bringing light and guidance to our daily lives. Your passion and enthusiasm make our library a beacon of knowledge and joy. Thank you, Lisa Muir and Erinn Harris, for everything you do!

We’re reaching out to all Woodson parents for assistance in proctoring the upcoming AP exams this May. With thousands of exams to administer, we rely on the support of parent volunteers to make this possible. The exams run from May 6th through the17th, with morning and afternoon shifts available. If you can lend a hand, please contact counselors Jamie Korpacz and Victoria Powell. 

Lastly, a reminder that Woodson will be closed on April 10th in observance of Eid al Fitr. To everyone observing Eid Mubarak!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

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2. Month of the Military Child

This year to celebrate and recognize our outstanding current and former military connected students and families, we will be sharing unique and interesting facts about being in the military community.

Every April, all month long, we celebrate the courage, perseverance and tenacity demonstrated by our military-connected children, youth, and teens and what they mean to our community. Though MilKids are some of the most adaptable and resilient youth in the world, we know frequent moves and family separations can be hard on them. That’s why we use this month to help educate and celebrate all that it means to be part of the military community!

3. Calendar Reminder

Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday; all schools and offices will be closed.

In Islam, Eid-al-Fitr is a three-day festival to mark the end of Ramadan. Tuesday, April 9, is an evening observance day. There is school on this day, but important events will not be held after school. Wednesday, April 10, is an FCPS holiday; all schools and offices will be closed. See the school year calendar

4. Woodson Football Annual Mattress Fundraiser

The 15th Annual Woodson Football Mattress Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, April 20th, 10am-5pm in the Main Gym. Every purchase benefits the Woodson Football program!

Questions? E-mail [email protected] and Coach Henderson at [email protected] 

5. 14th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run

It’s time to register for the 14th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, May 18 at 8:30am at Woodson HS.  All proceeds benefit Max Pound Foundation which is an organization dedicated to providing vital resources for groundbreaking research in pediatric brain cancer, driving the advancement of safe and transformative treatments, thus empowering children battling this devastating disease.

Members of the Woodson Community can register for $30 on-line or mail-in registration forms before Friday, May 3. The price increases to $40 after May 3rd.

Woodson students and staff can register for just $20 – only through MySchoolBucks.

Registration will take place up until race time. The event begins and ends outside of entrance #1. Every participant receives a Woodson 5K shirt.

This form contains all of the above links and a link to print off your own mail-in registration form.  You can mail your registration form directly to Woodson, Attn: Leadership. 

Questions? Email Dan Schaefer at [email protected] 

6. Woodson Chorus A Cappella Attends Carnegie Hall

At the start of spring break, some members of the Woodson Chorus A Cappella had the distinct honor of working with and performing at Carnegie Hall with Deke Sharon. Deke is most famously known as the composer of the vocal music for the Pitch Perfect movie franchise. Performers came from across the globe including the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Woodson Chorus was the only public high school represented. The students received the invitation to perform after the organizers heard us through our YouTube channel. Congratulations to the following students for representing Woodson on such a prestigious and global stage: Carson Fenner, Emma Fig, Theo Hanna, Jonah Hilbert, Sarah Hymans, Bailey Libby, Anya Malaveetil, Charlotte Reymann, Brandon Spratt, Brielle Steeves, and Claire Warden.

7. Woodson in Europe

Woodson and Falls Church High Schools banded together in our first ever joint educational tour for Spring Break 2024!  Woodson Spanish Teacher Sra. Katrina Cohen and Falls Church French Teacher Mme. Marine Herodet helped to guide 14 valiant travelers through Europe.

They visited Madrid, Toledo, and Paris to practice Spanish and French and develop cultural awareness as ethical and global citizens. They were all so proud to represent FCPS abroad and demonstrate our own diversity and the talent we possess. The student’s knowledge of art, history and language was impressive, and countless connections were made as they studied the masterpieces in the Prado and the Louvre! Everyone expanded their horizons and tried new foods and activities that they might not have thought possible. Stepping outside comfort zones meant taking a Flamenco dance class together and learning to play Pétanque in the park! They tasted escargot and frog legs, and tapas galore. They even got to see Spanish swords forged in fire and hammered out right in front of our eyes!

All the travelers bonded together and experienced the global classroom and the lessons it offered. All the students saw the value of educational travel, and are looking forward to a new study abroad opportunity very soon!

8. Parent Volunteers Needed

Calling all Woodson parents…we need you to help proctor AP exams in May!

As you know, we administer thousands of AP exams each spring to our Cavaliers and it takes a great deal of planning to implement and execute such a large scale testing plan. We rely on parent volunteers to proctor and cannot administer these without your help!

This year, AP exams run from May 6-17. Shifts are typically from 7:30am-11:30am or 11:00am-3:00pm, with some variation depending on the exam, and you may sign up for as many shifts as you’d like. A more specific schedule will be shared closer to the AP exam testing window. No experience or training is required…we’ll show you everything you need to know! If you are able to volunteer and help, please contact Woodson school counselors Jamie Korpacz ([email protected]) and Victoria Powell ([email protected]). Thank you!

9. 2 Liter Bottles Needed for Biology Classes

The Woodson Biology Team needs 2 Liter soda bottles with the cap for an ecology lab our students will be doing. They should be rinsed out and label removed, if possible, and dropped off by April 19th.  Bottles can be dropped off to any science teacher at Woodson. We appreciate your support and donations!

10. Counselor Corner

As we begin Quarter 4, we are planning to open school for the 2024-25 school year. In order to staff all the classes we offer, we halted schedule change requests. Thank you for your understanding as Woodson Leadership assesses course needs and works to fill all expected teacher positions. Without accurate and stable course request numbers, this process cannot be completed. Additionally, students who plan to take a summer course should click here to register before classes fill up and close. FCPS allows any student to repeat one failed class through credit recovery. Registration will be open soon, using the same summer learning registration link. Lastly, any student who requested to take an Academy course was notified by the CTE office this week. 

We hosted our 2nd annual Junior Focus Day this week! It was so exciting to see the sessions buzzing with student learning and engagement about post-secondary planning. Whether your pathway leads to the military, workforce, college, or a technical school, students received valuable information. Please review the Junior Focus Day padlet which will be updated with notes and slides next week. 

We celebrate our military children and families this month of April. Please look through the Woodson Weekly for events to honor our community.

11. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links and more detailed info are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. College & Career Center Newsletters are posted HERE.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

April 10  |  Northern Virginia Regional College Fair @ GMU

April 12  |  NOVA Info Table All Lunches Café A & B

April 20  |  Mark Warner Service Academy Day 2024

April 20  |  NOVA Medical Campus Open House

April 26  |  NOVA Application Session in the Career Center for Seniors

Junior Focus Day on April 3: Thank you to all our juniors for attending and making it such a success! A huge shoutout to our amazing presenters for sharing their expertise and insights with us throughout the day. Notes/Slides for each breakout session will be posted on our Junior Focus Day Padlet. Stay tuned for updates!

12. Northern Virginia Regional College Fair

The Office of Admissions at George Mason University invites students to join us for the 37th annual Northern Virginia Regional College Fair (NVRCF). Students will have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from nearly 200 colleges and universities. This will be a great opportunity for students to get motivated and excited about their post-secondary plans while equipping them with the tools and information necessary to successfully navigate the college search and application process.  We are a StriveScan Fair. Please encourage students to pre-register for a barcode at https://app.strivescan.com/registration. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available, free of charge, in Parking Lots A and L, directly across from EagleBank Arena. To view a campus map, click here

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

EagleBank Arena, George Mason University –Fairfax Campus 

13. Attention Seniors!

Please visit our Class of 2024 webpage to see Frequently Asked Questions, Final Exam dates, and so much more!


Graduation for the Woodson Class of 2024 will be on Thursday, June 6th, 2024 at 2:00pm at EagleBank Arena on the George Mason University Campus. 

Prom will take place on Saturday, May 11th at Westwood Country Club. Ticket pricing and information will be sent out next week. Please note that in order for a senior to purchase Prom tickets, all student financial obligations must be met before a student is able to purchase their ticket or a ticket is purchased for them, including parking tickets, library fees, senior dues, course fees and tech fees.

We will have a compiled list of student obligations at the Prom ticket table when they go on sale.

14. Spring 2024 Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Attendance

AP exams are administered May 6-May 16, 2024. With parent/guardian permission, Woodson HS students are allowed to be released early following a morning AP exam and arrive late before their scheduled afternoon AP exam. All pre-arranged absence forms (no phone calls or emails) are due to Mrs. Little in the attendance office by 3pm April 19th. Please keep in mind that all classes will continue with instruction during AP testing, and that students are responsible for all assignments from each class. AP Excused Absence Forms will be given to students in their AP classes and available in the Attendance Office.

15. FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Month of the Military Child
  • Register for the FCPS Family Summit
  • Teaching Real-World Math Skills

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Previous News, but still important, is located on our Woodson website here.

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2024 Fall Sports Start Date: August 5, 2024

Cheer -FR/JV/Varsity

Cross Country- Boys and Girls

Field Hockey(Girls)- FR/JV/Varsity

Football FR/JV/Varsity

Golf- Boys and Girls

Volleyball (Girls)- FR/JV/Varsity

Volleyball(Boys)- Varsity

  Athletic Booster Pass Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

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FCPS Student Athleticswww.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics

NFHS Network Live Streaming https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/w-t-woodson-high-school-fairfax-va

E-Tix Link https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16311/wtwoodson-high-school-athletics

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2024 Fall Sports Start Date: August 5, 2024

Cheer -FR/JV/Varsity

Cross Country- Boys and Girls

Field Hockey(Girls)- FR/JV/Varsity

Football FR/JV/Varsity

Golf- Boys and Girls

Volleyball (Girls)- FR/JV/Varsity

Volleyball(Boys)- Varsity

  Athletic Booster Pass Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics

NFHS Network Live Streaming https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/w-t-woodson-high-school-fairfax-va

E-Tix Link https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16311/wtwoodson-high-school-athletics

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Woodson Weekly - March 22

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Woodson Weekly - March 22

Woodson Weekly is published every Friday to provide the community with important information about school life at Woodson High School.

Mission Statement

Woodson High School’s mission is to empower our community to reach their individual potential by creating a healthy environment of mutual respect, responsibility, equity, and inclusion. 

To read this newsletter in other languages, please visit our website.

Para leer este mensaje en otros idiomas, podrán ver las traducciones automáticas en nuestro sitio web.

Weekly Wrap-up Audio  PTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, March 22nd - End of 3rd Quarter

Monday, March 25th - Friday, March 29th - Spring Break, Schools and Offices Closed

Monday, April 1st - Tuesday, April 2nd - Teacher Workdays, No School for Students

Monday, April 1st-Friday, April 5th - Assistant Principal Appreciation Week

Wednesday, April 3rd - Junior Focus Day

Thursday, April 4th - National School Librarian Day

Wednesday, April 10th - Eid al Fitr, Schools and Offices Closed

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

FCPS 2024-25 School Year Calendar

In this Issue

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. Calendar Reminders
3. No Woodson Weekly or PTSO Wemail Over Spring Break
4. 4th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run
5. Junior Focus Day
6. Institute for the Arts
7. Family Engagement Survey
8. Updated COVID Recommendations
9. College and Career Center
10. AP Exam Conflicts
11. FCPS News

1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

We're proud to announce the exceptional achievements of our students at the Annual Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Three of our students, Maya Moses, Joseph Tso, and Nathan Vailikit were Grand Prize Nominees and Austin Cui, Benjamin Hall, and Matthew Lee were Grand Prize Winners and will be competing in the International Science and Engineering Fair in May. Along with these great achievements, Woodson students received numerous awards and scholarships (too many to list), and I could not have been more amazed at the quality of scientific inquiry.  Our students are going to change the world!

As spring unfolds, we're preparing for a significant change—our transition to Carter G. Woodson. This presents us with a unique opportunity to reflect on our values and strengthen our sense of community. To ensure our students remain at the heart of this process, we're forming a student ambassador committee. Today, application forms were sent to students via their Schoology accounts. Please discuss this opportunity with your student to gauge their interest in participating.

A heartfelt thank you to all staff members who participated in our annual Chili Cook-off. The time spent finding the right recipe, preparing the chili, setting up the room, judging, and enjoying the amazing food, made this event a success. A special shout out to Kathy Martin and Jackie O’Brien for all your efforts in organizing this cook off for our staff. And the Chili Champion is … (drum roll)...Mike Kuykendall with his Stir Crazy Beef Chili!

March is also National Athletic Trainer’s Appreciation Month, and we want to acknowledge Chris Hogge and Jen Cooke for the amazing care, expertise, and dedication they pour into our athletic programs. Their work goes well beyond the field of play, and supports both game preparation and recuperation. Thank you for all you do!

A few housekeeping items prior to the break:

  • School offices will be closed all next week (3-25 to 3-29) and there will be no Woodson Weekly or PTSO Wemail
  • You may contact administrators through our webpage
  • Students will return to the building on Wednesday, April 3rd, which will be an Odd Day 
  • No homework or major assignments will be due the first two days after the break

Wishing you all a restful and enjoyable Spring Break!

Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

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2. Calendar Reminders

Spring Break is March 25th-March 29th.
The Woodson school building and it's offices will be closed. 

Monday, April 1st, and Tuesday, April 2nd, are school planning and teacher workdays, respectively. There will be no school for students on these days.

3. No Woodson Weekly or PTSO Wemail Over Spring Break

Next week is Spring Break, which means the PTSO Wemail will not go out on Tuesday, March 26th, and the Woodson Weekly will not go out on Friday, March 29th. We will catch back up the week of April 1st. 

Congratulations to Woodson’s Mock Trial Team who competed last weekend in the Virginia State Championships in Richmond, Virginia. Our team of nine dedicated students utilized creativity, intelligence, and vigor to attack a complicated fact pattern, conflicting witness statements, complex evidentiary rules, and the challenges of courtroom procedures in four full mock trials against extremely talented competition. Based on the scoring of real attorneys and collegiate mock trial competitors, our team won two of four mock trials and was ranked as the 10th best team in Virginia. This is Woodson’s highest finish in the State Championships since 2019.  Well done!  Our Mock Trial Team: Taraneh Doust, Sarah Courtney, Chance Jones, Meredith Phipps, Josie Owens, Jazzy Singh, Franchesca Douchine, Ceyda Bayraktar, and Aritak Waisi.

4. 14th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run

It’s time to register for the 14th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, May 18 at 8:30am at Woodson HS.  All proceeds benefit Max Pound Foundation which is an organization dedicated to providing vital resources for groundbreaking research in pediatric brain cancer, driving the advancement of safe and transformative treatments, thus empowering children battling this devastating disease.

Members of the Woodson Community can register for $30 on-line or mail-in registration forms before Friday, May 3. The price increases to $40 after May 3rd.

Woodson students and staff can register for just $20 – only through MySchoolBucks.

Registration will take place up until race time. The event begins and ends outside of entrance #1. Every participant receives a Woodson 5K shirt.

This form contains all of the above links and a link to print off your own mail-in registration form.  You can mail your registration form directly to Woodson, Attn: Leadership. 

Questions? Email Dan Schaefer at [email protected] 

Ms. Barry's Biology students modeling Natural Selection by trying to eat noodles with different utensils, mimicking Darwin’s study of the finch beaks on the Galapagos Islands. Survival of the fittest!

5. Junior Focus Day

We are thrilled to invite you to Woodson's Junior Focus Day on April 3, 2024, during 1st & 3rd periods. This "in-house field trip" for students is your ticket to explore a world of possibilities in postsecondary education and the college application process. 

  • 8:10 am: Student Services Welcome & Event Overview
    Gather in the Auditorium for a warm welcome and overview of the day's events.
  • 8:20 am: Keynote Address by a College Admissions Representative
    Be inspired by firsthand insights from a college admissions expert.
  • 8:50 am: Breakout Sessions Begin (multiple locations throughout the school)
    Dive into three sessions of your choice tailored to help you navigate your post-high school path.
  • 11:15 am: Conclusion of Junior Focus Day
    The event concludes at 11:15 am, in time for the start of 5th period.

For an early look at the agenda & breakout sessions, please visit our Junior Focus Day Padlet. Stay tuned – we will send out more information closer to the date. We are looking forward to seeing our Juniors there!

Staff participates in the Annual Chili Cook-off in celebration of March Madness.
Congratulations Mike Kuykendall for taking home the Chili Champion title, and a huge thank you to Kathy Martin and Jackie O'Brien for planning and organizing this great staff event. Extra Kudos to Warren Williams and John Scholla for grilling the best hotdogs!

6. Institute for the Arts

Students in all FCPS secondary schools can enroll in the Institute for the Arts. IFTA is a two- or three-week summer Arts enrichment program for students in rising 7th through 12th grades. Students create their own schedules in Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance from nearly 60 courses offered. Transportation is provided from around the county. Tuition assistance is available for students who qualify. Check out the Institute for the Arts website for more information or email [email protected].

7. Family Engagement Survey

The FCPS Family Engagement survey is open now.

Parents/caregivers should have received an email invitation with a unique survey link from K12 Insight on March 3. The subject line was: FCPS Family Engagement Survey. Check your junk mail to see if the survey message landed here.

Here is a general survey link that families can use to take the survey.

The survey is designed to gather data for Strategic Plan Pillar B: Vibrant Home, School, and Community Partnerships; and to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in our schools and community.

Students playing in the Woodson Guitar Spring Performance.

8. Updated COVID Recommendations

In accordance with the updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) respiratory virus guidance, FCPS and the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) have updated school COVID-19 recommendations.

The COVID-19 isolation period of five days is no longer recommended

New respiratory virus guidance applies to respiratory viral illnesses, including COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Students who have symptoms of, test positive for, or have been diagnosed with a respiratory virus may return to school when the student is fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication; AND the student’s symptoms have improved or resolved. 

Students should follow additional precautions as outlined per the CDC upon resumption of normal activities. 

Should I Send My Child to School?

Please refer to the chart on this attendance webpage if your child is experiencing symptoms or illnesses, and you are unsure if they should go to school. 

Thank you for helping keep our students and staff healthy.

9. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links and more detailed info are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. College & Career Center Newsletters are posted HERE.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

March 24  |  NACAC Virtual College Fair

March 29  |  FAFSA Friday – virtual support for seniors offered by the College Place in Richmond

April 3  |  Junior Focus Day

April 10  |  Northern Virginia Regional College Fair @ GMU

April 12  |  NOVA Info Table All Lunches Café A & B

April 20  |  Mark Warner Service Academy Day 2024

April 20  |  NOVA Medical Campus Open House

April 26  |  NOVA Application Session in the Career Center for Seniors

Over 150 new members inducted into the Woodson Chapter of the National Honor Society on Wednesday night. 

10. AP Exam Conflicts

The College Board permits late testing for limited circumstances. Any student who has a conflict with the AP Exam schedule must complete a form to request late testing. Students with 2 exams on the same day are expected to take both tests on the scheduled exam date.

The form to request a late test is available here and in Student Services. The completed form (and payment if required) is due to Mrs. Glover in Student Services no later than Friday, April 5th.

AP Exam dates can be found on the College Board website.

11. FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Updated COVID Recommendations
  • Last Chance to Take the Family Engagement Survey! 
  • April Webinars and Events for Families

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Previous News, but still important, is located on our Woodson website here.

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Woodson Athletics Week of March 18th

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Cavalier Athletics For more information on teams and coaches, please visit our Woodson Athletics website at

woodsonsports.com 

2024 Fall Sports Start Date: August 5, 2024

Cheer -FR/JV/Varsity

Cross Country- Boys and Girls

Field Hockey(Girls)- FR/JV/Varsity

Football FR/JV/Varsity

Golf- Boys and Girls

Volleyball (Girls)- FR/JV/Varsity

Volleyball(Boys)- Varsity

  Athletic Booster Pass Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics

NFHS Network Live Streaming https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/w-t-woodson-high-school-fairfax-va

E-Tix Link https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16311/wtwoodson-high-school-athletics

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Woodson Weekly - March 15

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Woodson Weekly - March 15

Woodson Weekly is published every Friday to provide the community with important information about school life at Woodson High School.

Mission Statement

Woodson High School’s mission is to empower our community to reach their individual potential by creating a healthy environment of mutual respect, responsibility, equity, and inclusion. 

To read this newsletter in other languages, please visit our website.

Para leer este mensaje en otros idiomas, podrán ver las traducciones automáticas en nuestro sitio web.

Weekly Wrap-up Audio  PTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, March 18th, 6:30pm-8pm - Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs, at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Wednesday, March 20th, 6pm-8pm - Virtual Military Night

Friday, March 22nd - End of 3rd Quarter

Monday, March 25th - Friday, March 29th - Spring Break

Monday, April 1st - Tuesday, April 2nd - Teacher Workdays, No School for Students

Wednesday, April 3rd - Junior Focus Day

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

FCPS 2024-25 School Year Calendar

FanQuest 2024

In this Issue

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. Attendance Next Week
3. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?
4. Join a Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs
5. Calendar Reminders
6. AP Exam Conflicts
7. Junior Focus Day
8. Immunizations Requirements for Rising Seniors
9. Kiss and Ride Reminders
10. Counselor Corner
11. College and Career Center
12. FCPS News

1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

What a remarkable week it's been at Woodson High School! From the thrilling moments at FanQuest to the exceptional presentations at the Student Advisory Council meeting, our students and community continue to showcase their dedication, talent, and spirit.

Firstly, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined us for FanQuest last weekend. The obstacle course, senior night, and the game created unforgettable memories and showcased the vibrant spirit of our community. Your support and enthusiasm brought out the best in us, reinforcing the strong bonds that make our school truly special.

This week, we were honored to host student leaders from across the county for the Student Advisory Council to the Superintendent presentations. Addressing a wide range of topics, from grading systems to increasing inclusion for students with disabilities, our students impressed everyone with their insight and innovative ideas. Cara King, Miranda Baxter, Shaheera Kamin, and David Freeman, our Woodson representatives, made us proud, embodying the excellence and commitment that define our school.

Celebration is in order for our Woodson Orchestra, Choir, and Band! Achieving Superior ratings at State Assessments is no small feat, and having all 12 adjudicated ensembles earn such distinction is a testament to the hard work and talent of our students and staff. Woodson will be strongly represented at the VA All State performances on April 19th in Richmond, VA.

Thank you math teachers and Math Honor Society students! In celebration of Pi Day, our Math Department treated Woodson staff to pie, infusing our week with a delightful blend of education and enjoyment. Such moments underscore the unique, supportive culture we cherish at Woodson. 

As we continue to navigate the school year, let’s carry forward the enthusiasm, creativity, and commitment to excellence that define Woodson High School. Together, we are creating a legacy of achievement, inclusion, and community that will resonate far beyond this year. 

Thank you for your continued support and engagement. Have a wonderful weekend!

Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

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A beautiful sunrise, which also came with a warm morning, over Woodson on Thursday. Thank you for the picture Mrs. O'Brien!

2. Attendance Next Week

If you know your child will be missing full days of school next week, please call the attendance line to let us know now. The attendance line is 703-503-4800. Please do not wait to make the school aware of any absences or early releases. 

3. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?

If you will not be attending Woodson HS this fall, please let Woodson Student Services know now by clicking here to complete the student intent form. If your student will be returning to Woodson next year, there is no need to complete or return the form.

If your student will not be returning to Woodson next year, please complete the fields at the top of the form (you may leave the Teacher Name field blank). Then check the box that says “No” when asked if the student will be returning to this school next year. Then check the appropriate box from the options listed regarding where your student will be attending school next year. Lastly, please sign and date the form. You may either scan and email the form to return it, or have your student bring it to school and drop it off in Student Services.

Student Services will make sure all transcripts and records are forwarded to your child’s new school so his/her file is complete.  If you have any questions, please contact Woodson registrar Darlene Sheppard at 703-503-4622 or [email protected].

4. Join a Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation on the opioid crisis in Northern Virginia will be held Monday, March 18th, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. (Please enter through Door #14). Attendees will receive free REVIVE! Narcan training during the event and learn about support services within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

This discussion will provide families, staff, and students with valuable knowledge about the dangers of drugs and deadly fentanyl. The material discussed will be suitable for students in grade 6 and higher. Language interpretation will be available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. 

Learn more about the event and register online.

Congratulations to Woodson Senior, Ben Hays! He participated in the World Sport Para Shooting World Cup in New Deli, India. He picked up a bronze medal as part of a three-person team and a silver medal as part of a mixed pairing. 

5. Calendar Reminders

Third Quarter ends on Friday, March 22nd. 

Spring Break is March 25-29.
Schools and school offices will be closed. 

Monday, April 1st, and Tuesday, April 2nd, are school planning and teacher workdays, respectively. There will be no school for students on these days.

Senior students attend the annual Capital Hill field trip.

6. AP Exam Conflicts

The College Board permits late testing for limited circumstances. Any student who has a conflict with the AP Exam schedule must complete a form to request late testing. Students with 2 exams on the same day are expected to take both tests on the scheduled exam date.

The form to request a late test is available here and in Student Services. The completed form (and payment if required) is due to Mrs. Glover in Student Services no later than Friday, April 5th.

AP Exam dates can be found on the College Board website.

7. Junior Focus Day

We are thrilled to invite you to Woodson's Junior Focus Day on April 3, 2024, during 1st & 3rd periods. This "in-house field trip" is your ticket to explore a world of possibilities in postsecondary education and the college application process. Below is a glimpse of the event:

  • 8:10 am: Student Services Welcome & Event Overview
    Gather in the Auditorium for a warm welcome and overview of the day's events.
  • 8:20 am: Keynote Address by a College Admissions Representative
    Be inspired by firsthand insights from a college admissions expert.
  • 8:50 am: Breakout Sessions Begin (multiple locations throughout the school)
    Dive into three sessions of your choice tailored to help you navigate your post-high school path.
  • 11:15 am: Conclusion of Junior Focus Day
    The event concludes at 11:15 am, just in time for the start of 5th period.

For an early look at the agenda & breakout sessions, please visit our Junior Focus Day Padlet. Stay tuned – we will send out more information closer to the date.

8. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors

The Code of Virginia requires all students to be immunized against certain communicable diseases prior to entrance into Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

All students entering twelfth grade will be required to receive one dose of Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) administered at age 16 or older, and prior to the beginning of school.

Twelfth grade students cannot begin school in August without proper Meningococcal documentation.

Please provide one of the following documents to Darlene Sheppard at [email protected] as soon as possible:

  1. An updated immunization record showing that the student has received the Meningococcal vaccine.
  2. A note on a healthcare provider’s letterhead stating the date the Meningococcal vaccine was given.
  3. A healthcare provider’s written statement of a permanent or temporary medical exemption.
  4. A notarized Religious Exemption Form which is available online

Immunizations are available from your student's healthcare provider or the Fairfax County Health Department. The Health Department clinic locations and hours are available online at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/health/immunization/school or by calling 703-246-2411.

Please contact Darlene Sheppard at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Cav Kudo's recipients for the week of March 11th. Way to go Cavs!
Faculty and Staff nominate students that have been seen doing an act of kindness, which is reflective of our school’s mission of creating a healthy environment of mutual respect, responsibility, equity, and inclusion.

9. Kiss and Ride Reminders

All student drop off MUST be at the designated Kiss & Ride areas. Students/parents/caregivers will be redirected as necessary. Please do not drop off and park in the staff parking lot. The school day begins at 8:10am!

  • Bus and staff entrance
    • This is the first entrance off Whitacre Road from 236 into the Woodson property
  • Senior parking lot
    • The second entrance off Whitacre Road into the Senior lot is for Senior student parking only. 
  • Whitacre Road Kiss and Ride
    • The third entrance off Whitacre Road is the entrance to the Kiss and Ride loop by the tennis courts. Drop off students BEFORE 8AM at Door 9.
  • Junior parking lot
    • The last entrance off Whitacre Road, which is also the stadium entrance. When looking at the stadium, the Junior lot is on the left. 
  • Pickett Road Kiss and Ride
    • If you are coming to Woodson from 236, use the Pickett Road entrance, NOT Whitacre Rd. This will allow you to drop your child(ren) off at Door 2. Only staff can access the front lot where Kiss and Ride forms from Whitacre Road.

DO NOT park at the shopping center across the street; they will tow your car.

10. Counselor Corner

Now that we have completed Academic Advising and the deadline has passed for students to change course requests, Woodson Leadership begins the large task of assessing instructional needs and hiring for next school year. Students who created a plan to take a Dual Enrollment course for next year have until March 22 to complete the Dual Enrollment process. This is a firm NOVA deadline. Students taking the class through FCPS online campus should have returned their registration form to their counselor or do so immediately. (Students will not be added to a DE course unless the form is received.)

Attention parents! We would love to see you in May! Please complete this google form if you are available to volunteer to proctor AP exam(s). We are grateful for the help, as we have hundreds of students testing from May 6-17th.

Reminder for Juniors to mark their calendar for April 3, Junior Focus Day! They will choose 3 sessions to assist them to reach their post-secondary goals.

Sophomore information night was a huge success this week! Please refer to the Sophomore padlet for the presentation as needed. School counselors continue to visit 10th grade HPE classes to deliver the Wellness presentation. Students can find support on both our Woodson Wellness site and our Social/Emotional Supports padlet.

As we finish Q3, we want to remind students to finish strong and seek academic support as needed. Our Academic Support padlet has resources like test-taking tips and guarding against procrastination.

Students in Ms. Duarte's science class makes chalk in their limiting reaction lab.

11. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links and more detailed info are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. College & Career Center Newsletters are posted HERE.

Questions? Please email [email protected].


March 20  |  FCPS Virtual Military Night

March 21  |  West Point Info Session in the Career Center All Lunches

March 24  |  NACAC Virtual College Fair

April 3  |  Junior Focus Day

April 10  |  Northern Virginia Regional College Fair @ GMU

April 20  |  Mark Warner Service Academy Day 2024

April 20  |  NOVA Medical Campus Open House

April 26  |  NOVA Application Session in the Career Center for Seniors

12. FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Take the Family Engagement Survey! 
  • Fairfax County’s Funding of the FCPS Budget
  • Literacy Development for Multilingual Learners

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.

Previous News, but still important, is located on our Woodson website here.

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Woodson Athletics Week of March 11th

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Cavalier Athletics For more information on teams and coaches, please visit our Woodson Athletics website at

woodsonsports.com 

2024 Fall Sports Start Date: August 5, 2024

Cheer -FR/JV/Varsity

Cross Country- Boys and Girls

Field Hockey(Girls)- FR/JV/Varsity

Football FR/JV/Varsity

Golf- Boys and Girls

Volleyball (Girls)- FR/JV/Varsity

Volleyball(Boys)- Varsity

  Congratulations to our Woodson Unified Basketball team!!! Athletic Booster Pass Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

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Woodson Weekly - March 8

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Woodson Weekly - March 8

Woodson Weekly is published every Friday to provide the community with important information about school life at Woodson High School.

Mission Statement

Woodson High School’s mission is to empower our community to reach their individual potential by creating a healthy environment of mutual respect, responsibility, equity, and inclusion. 

To read this newsletter in other languages, please visit our website.

Para leer este mensaje en otros idiomas, podrán ver las traducciones automáticas en nuestro sitio web.

Weekly Wrap-up Audio  PTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage Important Upcoming Dates

Saturday, March 9th, 5:30pm-8:30pm - FanQuest

Sunday, March 10th - Daylight Savings (Spring Forward)

Monday, March 11th - First Full Day of Ramadan

Wednesday, March 13th, 6:30-8pm - Sophomore Post-Secondary Night

Thursday, March 14th - 2024-25 Course Request Change Deadline

Monday, March 18th, 6:30pm-8pm - Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs, at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Wednesday, March 20th, 6pm-8pm - Virtual Military Night

Friday, March 22nd - End of 3rd Quarter

Monday, March 25th - Friday, March 29th - Spring Break

Monday, April 1st - Tuesday, April 2nd - Teacher Workdays, No School for Students

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

FCPS 2024-25 School Year Calendar

In this Issue

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. FanQuest
3. National School Social Work Week
4. Calendar Reminders
5. Sophomore Post-Secondary Night for the Class of 2026
6. 2024-25 Course Request Change Deadline
7.Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs
8. National Women’s History Month
9. Senior Class News
10. DECA State Leadership Conference
11. Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse
12. College and Career Center
13. FCPS News

 

Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here. 1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

Excitement is in the air as we step into a week filled with recognition, anticipation, and celebration. From honoring our invaluable social workers to gearing up for an electrifying FanQuest event, there's something special for everyone in our community to look forward to.

This week, as we celebrate National School Social Workers Week, let's take a moment to appreciate the extraordinary individuals among us, Shannon Rousos, Kaitlin Collier, and Amy Young. Our social workers are the unsung heroes, providing essential support and resources to our students in need. We are incredibly grateful for their tireless efforts and commitment to our students' well-being.

Mark your calendars for an exhilarating Saturday night at Woodson! FanQuest is here, and it promises to be an unforgettable evening. Kick off the festivities with a tailgate in C Hall at 5:30 pm, followed by pregame activities at 6:45 pm and the much-anticipated tipoff at 7 pm. It's a celebration of sportsmanship, teamwork, and Woodson pride. Don't miss out on the fun!

With spring break and the end of the 3rd quarter just around the corner, now is the perfect time to check in on ParentVUE. Engage in meaningful discussions with your student, and don't hesitate to reach out to teachers if necessary. Together, we can ensure our students are on the path to success.

March is also Women's History Month, and we are embracing the opportunity to learn and grow through the stories of remarkable women. Through guest speakers and the active participation of students and staff, we are discovering and celebrating the contributions of women who have shaped our history and our present. Join us in this enlightening journey.

As we look forward to the start of Ramadan next Monday, we want to ensure that fasting students know they are welcome to spend lunchtime in the library. It's a quiet space for reflection and accommodation during this important time. 

Lastly, we are thrilled to invite you to our Sophomore Info Night on March 13, from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Woodson Auditorium. We have the honor of hosting Erin Slater, Director of Undergraduate Admission at UNC Greensboro, who will share invaluable insights into the college admissions process. Sophomore families, this is an event you won't want to miss.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend - don't forget to set your clocks forward!


Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

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2. FanQuest

Please join Woodson’s Unified Special Olympics team as they take on the Robinson Rams at our FanQuest tomorrow, Saturday March 9th! Doors open for the tailgate at 5:30pm. There is a Teacher Obstacle Course starting at 6:45pm and the game begins at 7:00pm at the Main Gym! Put on your best Rock N’ Roll attire because this year’s theme is “INCLUSION ROCKS”! Our Inclusion Rocks T-shirts will be sold at the event.

This is a FREE family event but please bring cash for concessions and merchandise! The tailgate will have activities, yard games, and an obstacle course Moon Bounce in the AUX Gym. There will also be marketplace featuring our Woodson clubs selling items for their clubs! Jake’s Ice cream will be there selling basketball cake pops and fun flavored popcorn for $2.00. We can’t wait to see you there!

3. National School Social Work Week

It’s National School Social Work Week. Social workers in FCPS help students succeed by working to improve their social, emotional, and behavioral wellness. Social workers are assigned to every school and center in the division.


Thank you to Ms. Young (DHOH), Ms. Collier (CSS), and Ms. Rousos (Gen. Ed) for helping our Woodson students suceed!

4. Calendar Reminders

The first full day of Ramadan is Monday, March 11.  March 11 is a religious and cultural observance day. There is school on observance days, however, tests, quizzes, field trips, or FCPS-scheduled athletic events will not be scheduled. 

Spring Break is March 25-29.
We will be eager to welcome your children back to school on Wednesday, April 3, after two teacher work days.

5. Sophomore Post-Secondary Night for the Class of 2026

Please join us for our Sophomore Info Night on March 13, from 6:30 to 8 pm in the Woodson Auditorium.

Agenda (6:30 - 7 pm):
Learn about Student Services: Who we are and where to find valuable resources.

  • Discover helpful tools for student success.
  • Access College & Career Planning Tools to explore various post-secondary options.
  • Stay informed about upcoming events.

Special Presentation (7 - 8 pm): We are thrilled to host Erin Slater, Director of Undergraduate Admission at UNC Greensboro who will provide insights into College Admissions. Discover what sophomores can do now to prepare and how to find the best-fit college. This interactive presentation promises to be fun and informative. We encourage both parents and students to join us for an engaging evening.

6. 2024-25 Course Request Change Deadline

All Parents and Guardians have received an email listing their students' course requests for next school year. Please review those course requests and discuss with your student. If any changes need to be made, please contact your students' counselor by 3pm on Thursday, March 14th. 

7. Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs

A community conversation addressing the opioid crisis within Northern Virginia and Fairfax County public schools will be held Monday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m., in the auditorium at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Please enter through Door #14. 

All attendees will receive free REVIVE! Narcan training and learn about support services available within FCPS and Fairfax County.   

The material discussed is suitable for students in grades 6 to 12. Language interpretation services are available as well as American Sign Language accommodation. Childcare and transportation will also be provided, as needed. Learn more about the event and register online.

Thank you Mr. Evans and Mr. Fitzgerald for coming in to sub today!
Woodson is so fortunate to have our retirees come back to continue to support our students and classrooms.

8. National Women’s History Month

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Read more about Women’s History Month in National Geographic Kids.

9. Senior Class News

There's a lot of new information on the Senior Class webpage - Final exam schedule, graduation rehearsal, senior awards ceremony, prom, and more!

10. DECA State Leadership Conference

Twenty Woodson Marketing students traveled to Virginia Beach on Friday, March 1 for a weekend filled with competitive events, networking, and professional development. The DECA State Leadership Conference provides students with the opportunity to compete against the top talent in the state in categories focused on a variety of industries, including Marketing, Management, Hospitality & Tourism, Finance, and Entrepreneurship. Examples of event categories are linked below.

Special recognition goes to the following students for their achievements at the conference: 

- An Duong and Brianna Nguyen, Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making,  7th Place Overall  

- Matthew Hiu, Hospitality Services Team Decision Making, Top 10 exam score

- Grace Degrandez-Mamani, Principles of Hospitality and Tourism, Top 10 role play score

An and Brianna qualified for the 2024 International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California. This conference hosts over 20,000 DECA members, advisors, and business partners for four days at the end of April. 

For more information about how your child can be involved with DECA and Marketing and Entrepreneurship classes at Woodson, please contact Kelsey Treague at [email protected]

11. Safely View the Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, April 8, and will be viewable, depending on weather, in Fairfax County. The eclipse will begin in our area around 2:04 p.m. and end around 4:32 p.m., with the maximum eclipse occurring around 3:20 p.m. 

Because the timing overlaps with some school dismissals, it is crucial that students understand the importance of safe viewing practices. We encourage families to review these Solar Eclipse Resources, especially the eye safety information. We hope everyone takes the opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary natural phenomenon while prioritizing safe solar viewing.

Congratulations to Woodson OneAct. Out of the top four acting awards for VHSL States, Silas Blocker and Lucas Bickford took home two of them, and the team as a whole placed 3rd. Way to go!

12. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links and more detailed info are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. College & Career Center Newsletters are posted HERE.

Questions? Please email [email protected].

March 9  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ West Springfield HS

March 13  |  Sophomore Info Night

March 20  |  FCPS Virtual Military Night

April 3  |  Junior Focus Day

April 10  |  Northern Virginia Regional College Fair @ GMU

April 20  |  Mark Warner Service Academy Day 2024

April 20  |  NOVA Medical Campus Open House

April 26  |  NOVA Application Session in the Career Center for Seniors

The Woodson Robotics team performed at the First Robotics Competition last weekend in Ashland, VA and was selected for the Innovation in Control Award for their design of the Robot Drive System.

“The Innovation in Control Award celebrates an innovative control system or application of control components - electrical, mechanical, or software - to provide unique machine functions. This team endeavored to simplify the lives of their drivers. Utilizing a robust custom drive train and employing LED’s to signal note possession, the drivers on this team effortlessly navigated the forge of the competition. Congratulations Team 8590!”

13. FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Take the Family Engagement Survey! 
  • New Regulation on Meditation and Reflection Spaces
  • Solar Eclipse Resources

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

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Woodson Athletics Week of March 4th

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Cavalier Athletics For more information on teams and coaches, please visit our Woodson Athletics website at

woodsonsports.com 

Congratulations to Justin Anderson who won the 6A VHSL State Championship in the Boys 500 meter run!!!

 

WAY TO GO JUSTIN!!!

 

Congratulations to Rifle team on their District and Region Championships this season!! The Team was Undefeated during the regular season!!

Athletic Booster Pass Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics

NFHS Network Live Streaming https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/w-t-woodson-high-school-fairfax-va

E-Tix Link https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16311/wtwoodson-high-school-athletics

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Woodson Weekly - March 1

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Woodson Weekly - March 1

Woodson Weekly is published every Friday to provide the community with important information about school life at Woodson High School.

Mission Statement

Woodson High School’s mission is to empower our community to reach their individual potential by creating a healthy environment of mutual respect, responsibility, equity, and inclusion. 

To read this newsletter in other languages, please visit our website.

Para leer este mensaje en otros idiomas, podrán ver las traducciones automáticas en nuestro sitio web.

Weekly Wrap-up Audio  PTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage

Congratulations to the Woodson Science Olympiad Team Europa for placing  1st out of 31 teams at their Regional Tournament on Saturday Feb 24th. We are also very proud of Team Lo for placing 5th and Team Callisto for placing 9th! In total, the team members earned 32 individual medals, and as a whole earned one really big trophy for their coach!
Next stop States on April 6th at UVA!

Important Upcoming Dates

Sunday, March 3rd - FCPS Family Engagement Survey Distributed

Tuesday, March 5th - Student Holiday/School Planning Day

Saturday, March 9th, 5:30pm-8:30pm - FanQuest

Thursday, March 7th - Leadership Mulch Sale Deadline

Sunday, March 10th - Daylight Savings (Spring Forward)

Monday, March 11th - First Full Day of Ramadan

Monday, March 18th, 6:30pm-8pm - Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs, at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Wednesday, March 20th, 6pm-8pm - Virtual Military Night

Friday, March 22nd - End of 3rd Quarter

Monday, March 25th - Friday, March 29th - Spring Break

Monday, April 1st - Tuesday, April 2nd - Teacher Workdays, No School for Students

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

FCPS 2024-25 School Year Calendar

In this Issue

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. Calendar Reminder: March 5
3. FanQuest and Spirit Week
4. Mulch Sale
5. PurpleUp! on April 17th to Support Military Families
6. FCPS Family Engagement Survey
7. National Women’s History Month
8. Student Parking Passes Sold Out for SY2024
9. Senior Class News
10. Counselor Corner. 
11. College and Career Center
12. FCPS News

 

Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here. 1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

Issue identification, committee meetings, bill development, debate, final voting, and students in business attire. We had it all this week as our social studies department hosted our Model Congress, which is a simulation of the process the House of Representatives goes through to create and pass a bill. I want to thank our social studies teachers Mr. Rosebrock, Mr. Mesa, Mr. Hettler, Ms. Pollack, Mr. Wright, Mr. Hedrick, Mr. MacNabb, Mr. Glander, and Ms. Thornton for providing such an engaging and enriching activity for our students.

Today, during our Student Rights and Responsibilities mid year refresher, we reminded students of their responsibility to arrive at class on time. We are fortunate at Woodson that the vast majority of our students are in attendance and punctual. Please check your students' attendance in ParentVUE and speak with your student if they have numerous tardies and/or absences. We want to finish this school year strong!

As winter sports wind down, I want to share our continued success and congratulate the following groups:

  • The Science Olympiad team took first place in their region and will be heading to UVA in April for the State competition! 
  • The Rifle team won their regional title! We also celebrated the team’s seniors last night and wished them well on their next step.
  • The Deaf Academic Bowl team was the regional runner-up in their competition in Atlanta GA this past weekend and will be moving on to Nationals in April!  
  • Girls Basketball competed in the state tournament for the first time since 2008! We are so proud of our Lady CAVS!
  • Track and Field finished their state competition strong with a handful of top 3 finishes and school record breaking!   
  • Our Theater team will be in Charlottesville this Saturday (V. Earl Dickinson Building) for the State Theater Festival, where their performance of The Elephant Man will be competing for a state title!

To get pumped up for our FanQuest on Saturday, March 9th, we will have a spirit week all next week. To start it off, we will be wearing shirts that spread positivity and inclusion on Monday. Please check out the rest of the spirit days below and come out for the tailgate at 5:30 pm on the 9th, and the main event at 7:00 pm.

Don’t forget, we will have a student holiday on Tuesday, March 5th, due to the election. 

Have a great weekend!


Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

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2. Calendar Reminder: March 5

The Fairfax Board of Elections requested that schools be closed on Tuesday, March 5, to accommodate the safe and efficient administration of the 2024 presidential primary election.

March 5 will be a holiday for students and a virtual School Planning Day for teachers. 

3. FanQuest and Spirit Week

In March people throughout the United States will celebrate Disability Awareness Month. Woodson will kickoff this celebration by having a Spirit Week, followed by FanQuest on Saturday, March 9th. Tshirts will be sold all week during lunches for $15. 

Monday - Wear a shirt that spreads a positive message and inclusion.
Tuesday - No School, rock your socks day!
Wednesday - Punk vs. Prep attire, grab a FanQuest bracelet during lunches
Thursday - Wear swag from your favorite musician or band, grab temporary tattoos during lunches.
Friday - Wear your FanQuest tshirt or wear gray, grab candy during lunches.


Saturday
- Join us on Saturday, March 9th for FanQuest, our Special Olympics Unified Basketball Tournament at Woodson High School. The event is FREE! But, bring cash for concessions (including Jake’s Ice Cream) and t-shirts.

5:30 pm—Doors open for a Tailgate

6:45 pm – Pregame Activities

7:00 pm—Opening Ceremony and Tipoff

4. Mulch Sale

The Leadership Classes are once again offering high quality shredded hardwood mulch for purchase. Orders for 3-cubic foot bags of mulch must be received by Thursday, March 7. Pick-up at Woodson or delivery to your home will be on Sunday, March 17th beggining at 8:30am. When placing an order for 10 or more bags, delivery is an option. The proceeds benefit the Woodson High School Leadership and Sports Leadership Classes and support their activities.

For more details or for an order form, please check out our web link. This year you can also order and pay on-line at MySchoolBucks.  Browse all items and select the Mulch Sale Fundraiser. 

Need more info?  Send an email to [email protected]

As part of the AP African American Studies class examination of the evolution of African American music, Mr. Brock led students in a house dance lesson, guiding them through movements of the social street dance style born in underground clubs of Chicago and New York in the 1970s and 1980s. House dance blends different ethnic, cultural and musical styles, especially the influence of Afro, Latin, and jazz roots, using footwork and improvisation to create an expression of groove and community.

5. Purple Up! on April 17th to Support Military Families

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17th. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

Purple Up! T-shirts are available for purchase through Friday, March 8th.

6. FCPS Family Engagement Survey

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

7. National Women’s History Month

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Read more about Women’s History Month in National Geographic Kids.

Check out the Woodson Library book display for National Women's History Month!

8. Student Parking Passes Sold Out for SY2024

Please note that student parking passes have sold out for the remainder of this school year.

Passes for SY2024-2025 will be available in late August.

Woodson Varsity Girls Basketball gets cheered on by students, staff, and the Cavalier as they load the bus to VHSL States on Tuesday. 

9. Senior Class News

There's a lot of new information on the Senior Class webpage - Final exam schedule, graduation rehearsal, senior awards ceremony, prom, and more!

Parents - Please know that there are no sanctioned "Senior Skip Days". Administration has been made aware of seniors planning to skip school on Monday, March 4th. This absence will be marked as Unexcused. 

10. Counselor Corner

Counselors completed academic advising meetings with Freshmen yesterday on Leap day…we needed the extra day! Each counselor will be calling in students who have not yet had a meeting to select classes for next year, so please remind students to look out for passes from their counselor. After every student has been seen, counselors will review course request change requests and update SIS accordingly. Our counselors have seen 1,890 students in 5 weeks for Academic Advising! Thank you for understanding that we have been meeting with students and have not had regular access to email. We will respond, though it may be delayed.

The Academic Advising padlet has helpful info regarding grad requirements, course sequencing, Academy options, Summer Learning, Dual Enrollment and more. Families have until March 14th to request course changes for next year’s classes. Afterward, decisions to close or cancel classes based on enrollment requests will begin. Students requesting summer classes may click here to register. Students requesting Dual Enrollment classes must apply to NOVA and enroll in the DE portal by March 22nd. This is a firm NOVA deadline. The deadline to enroll in an FCPS Academy class is March 6, next Wednesday. Please email your counselor if interested in an Academy class.

Tuesday, March 5th, is a great time for students to take a career assessment in Naviance, or peruse their grade level padlet on the Woodson Student Services main padlet. Students could log into their College Board account to view their PSAT results and work on skills review. The testing padlet has great resources as well. 

Reminder for Juniors to mark their calendar for April 3rd, Junior Focus Day! They will choose 3 sessions to assist them to reach their post-secondary goals. More information will be shared with Juniors and their families soon.

Attention parents…we would love to see you in May! Please complete this google form if you are available to volunteer to help proctor AP exam(s). We are grateful for the help, as we have hundreds of students testing from May 6-17th, and cannot do it without you!

Cav Kudos is back! Faculty and Staff nominate students that have been seen doing an act of kindness, which is reflective of our school’s mission of creating a healthy environment of mutual respect, responsibility, equity, and inclusion.

11. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links and more detailed info are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. College & Career Center Newsletters are posted HERE. Questions? Please email [email protected].

March 2  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ Chantilly HS

March 9  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ West Springfield HS

March 13  |  Sophomore Info Night

March 15  |  ASVAB Test @ Robinson High School – CANCELED will be rescheduled.

March 20  |  FCPS Virtual Military Night

April 3  |  Junior Focus Day

April 10  |  Northern Virginia Regional College Fair @ GMU

 

All students are invited to attend the 2024 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series and Career Building Workshops sponsored by Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity with FCPS kicking off Saturday, March 2nd from 11am to 1pm at Chantilly High School and on Saturday, March 9th at West Springfield High School from 11am to 1pm. Registration is free here and at the fairs. For more information, or to register, please visit the Teen Job Fair webpage.

Woodson's Deaf Academic Team places 2nd at Regionals and earns a spot at Nationals in April!

12. FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Where FCPS Funding Comes From
  • Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs
  • FCPS Family Engagement Survey Opens 

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.  

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Woodson Athletics Week of Feb 26th

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Congratulations to the Girls Indoor Track for finishing  Region Runner-ups !!

The Indoor Track Boys and Girls team will compete at teh VHSL 6A State Meet Feb 26-27th in VA Beach

Congratulations to the Girls Basketball Team who finished Region Runner-up this past Saturday Night!!

The team will travel to Manchester HS Tuesday Feb 27th @ 7pm to compete in the VHSL State Quarterfinals!!

Buy your tickets for Tuesday at this link

Congratulations to the One-Act Team for the prodcution of "The Elephant Man" which took home the Region Championship

The team will travel to Charlottesville this Saturday March 2nd to compete in the State Finals!!

Athletic Booster Pass
Student Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics

NFHS Network Live Streaming https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/w-t-woodson-high-school-fairfax-va

E-Tix Link https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16311/wtwoodson-high-school-athletics

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Woodson Weekly - February 23

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Woodson Weekly - February 23rd

Woodson Weekly is published every Friday to provide the community with important information about school life at Woodson High School.

Mission Statement

Woodson High School’s mission is to empower our community to reach their individual potential by creating a healthy environment of mutual respect, responsibility, equity, and inclusion. 

To read this newsletter in other languages, please visit our website.

Para leer este mensaje en otros idiomas, podrán ver las traducciones automáticas en nuestro sitio web.

Weekly Wrap-up Audio  PTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage Important Upcoming Dates

Tonight, Friday, February 23rd 6:30pm-9:30pm - International Night

Tuesday, March 5th - No School for Students, Virtual School Planning Day

Saturday, March 9th - FanQuest

Thursday, March 7th - Leadership Mulch Sale Deadline

Friday, March 22nd - End of 3rd Quarter

Monday, March 25th - Friday, March 29th - Spring Break

 

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

FCPS 2024-25 School Year Calendar

In this Issue

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. International Night Tonight
3. Mulch Sale
4. Calendar Reminder: March 5
5. Black History Month
6. Woodson Drama - "The Last Firefly"
7. Fairfax County Teen Job Fair
8. College and Career Center
9. FCPS News

 

Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here. 1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

Tonight is the night to celebrate diversity and cultural richness at Woodson High School! Join us as we embark on a journey around the world through tantalizing cuisines and captivating performances at our annual International Night. Let's come together to embrace the beauty of our global community starting  with our potluck at 4:45 pm, and the show at 6:30 pm . Huge shout out to Annie Hadfield and Lee Hedrick for their support of our students in our For the Culture Club!

This week, our staff gathered for our annual Black History Month luncheon to reflect on the profound impact of Black history, connect with each other, and to build community. This luncheon has been a favorite event at Woodson for the past 19 years. We are so grateful to Darlene Sheppard for her tireless efforts to organize the luncheon as well as Kenika Coles Wawryzniak, Eugene Cox, Eric Pilson, Rick Mey, Maria Lopez, and Jeff Tiller for their contributions to this amazing Woodson tradition!

Our student athletes continue to excel at the regional and state level!  Let's give a thunderous round of applause to the following student athletes:

  • Swim & Dive: Nathaniel Grannis (State Champion, Dive), Taityn Speier (5th place, Dive), Relay-  Riley Peters, Emma Casas, Soleil Clifford and Lyla Devlin (3rd, Swim),  Brady Bauernshub (3rd, Swim), Girls Swim Team (State Runner-Up)
  • Wrestling: Rafael Pena (4th, 215 Weight Class)
  • Indoor Track, Top 5 finishes from: Ashley Lofton, Kendall Anderson, Hadley Vanek, Celia Dawson, Keira Arenholz, Anna Strafford, Penelope Elliott, Colleen Gilbert, Taityn Speier, Justin Anderson, Zain Elcock, and Barret Pullen

Girls basketball continues to pursue a regional title at Robinson Secondary School at 5:30 pm tonight, where they will compete against West Potomac. With a win tonight, they will compete in the regional finals game on Saturday.

One correction to last week’s weekly, our one act actors will be performing The Elephant Man in their state competition on March 2nd, in Charlottesville, VA.

I would like you to be aware that this week, we have strategically shut down different bathrooms due to several instances of property destruction that have needed repairs. While this is a necessary measure, we also hope it is a temporary one.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

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Leadership students pass out goodie bags to Woodson bus drivers on School Bus Appreciation Day.

2. International Night Tonight!

Experience a night of cultural diversity as students showcase their heritage through a captivating potluck, fashion show, and various performances, TONIGHT! There is a pre-show potluck starting at 4:45 PM in Woodson Cafeteria A, featuring a variety of cultural dishes and snacks. Tickets for the potluck are $5. The Auditorium Doors open at 6:00 PM for the main event, which will run from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Tickets for the main event can be purchased at the door for $10 ($7 for kids under 12). 

Don't miss out on this cultural feast and a night of diversity. We hope to see you there!

3. Mulch Sale

The annual Woodson Mulch Sale has arrived.  Freshen up your flower beds and support the Woodson High School Leadership and Sports Leadership Classes at the same time.  The Leadership Classes are once again offering high quality shredded hardwood mulch for purchase. 

Orders for 3-cubic foot bags of mulch must be received by Thursday, March 7, for pick-up at Woodson or delivery to your home on Sunday, March 17. When placing an order for 10 or more bags, delivery is an option.  All mulch will be delivered on Sunday, March 17, beginning at 8:30 AM.  The proceeds benefit the Woodson High School Leadership and Sports Leadership Classes and support their activities. For more details or for an order form, please check out our web link. 

This year you can also order and pay on-line at MySchoolBucks.  Browse all items and select the Mulch Sale Fundraiser. 

Need more info?  Send an email to [email protected]

4. Calendar Reminder: March 5

The Fairfax Board of Elections requested that schools be closed on Tuesday, March 5, to accommodate the safe and efficient administration of the 2024 presidential primary election.

March 5 will be a holiday for students and a virtual School Planning Day for teachers. 

Cav Kudos is back! Faculty and Staff nominate students that have been seen doing an act of kindness, which is reflective of our school’s mission of creating a healthy environment of mutual respect, responsibility, equity, and inclusion.

5. Black History Month Black History Month at Woodson Starts With the Story of Carter G. Woodson

The most obvious figure to study first was the person the school will be named for beginning next school year. Read the story here. 


Fairfax County’s Black History Month Celebration will be held tonight, Friday, February 23, at 5:30 p.m., at the Government Center. This year’s theme is The Value of Telling Our Stories. It will include performances, activities, discussion, and light refreshments. Visit the county’s website for details.

Woodson faculty enjoying the food and atmosphere at the 19th annual Black History Month Luncheon. 

6. Woodson Drama - "The Last Firefly"

Woodson Drama is producing the Theatre for Young Audiences show “The Last Firefly” which is perfect for elementary school students! This 60 minute production plays Saturday afternoon March 9th ONLY – at 2pm. All elementary school students will be admitted free of charge, with adults paying a “pay what you can” ticket price.

What is it about? The Last Firefly begins with light, a flash, and the crash of a storm. Thus, the story of Boom and Crash, the children of Thunder, begins as they set out on an epic search for their father, ultimately discovering their true self and the strength within themselves that always existed. This mythical adventure will transport you on a fantastic journey where the littlest things can make all the difference in the world.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or through a link from the Woodson Drama Website

Woodson appreciates our bus drivers! Thank you for getting our students to and from school safely each and every day.

7. Fairfax County Teen Job Fair

Looking for a job or volunteer opportunity? All students are invited to attend the 2024 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series and Career Building Workshops sponsored by Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity with FCPS kicking off Saturday, March 2nd from 11am to 1pm at Chantilly High School and on Saturday, March 9th at West Springfield High School from 11am to 1pm. At each fair, students will have the opportunity to engage with employers offering part-time, full-time, seasonal, and volunteer positions. During the fairs, students will also be able to attend career-building workshops like Resume Building and Interviewing 101. Most positions at the fair are geared toward students age 16+, but some opportunities for younger students may be available with parental consent. Registration is free here and at the fairs. For more information, or to register, please visit the Teen Job Fair webpage.

8. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links and more detailed info are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. College & Career Center Newsletters are posted HERE. Questions? Please email [email protected].

March 2  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ Chantilly HS

March 9  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ West Springfield HS

March 13  |  Sophomore Night

March 15  |  ASVAB Test @ Robinson High School

April 3  |  Junior Focus Day

April 10  |  Northern Virginia Regional College Fair @ GMU

Students build candy DNA models in Ms. Barry's class.

9. FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Upcoming Webinars and Events for Families
  • How Students Benefit from CTE Courses
  • Supreme Court Decision Regarding TJHSST

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.  

Join us for Fanquest in the Main Gym on March 9th! 

Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here.

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Woodson Athletics Week of Feb 19th and Tryout Info

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Cavalier Athletics For more information on teams and coaches, please visit our Woodson Athletics website at

woodsonsports.com 

STATE CHAMPION!!! Congratulations to Nathaniel Grannis on winning the 2024 VHSL Boys 6A State Diving Championship Spring Tryout Schedule Week of Feb 19th-23rd Baseball 

Varsity tryouts

3:30-6:30 Baseball field (Monday-Wednesday) *All Senior, Juniors, and returning varsity players will attend varsity tryouts. 

JV tryouts

12:45-3:30 Baseball field (Monday) 5:00pm-7:45pm Baseball field (Tuesday-Wednesday) *If inclement weather, the indoor schedule will be communicated to all players.

For more information Contact Coach McColley [email protected]

Softball

12pm-3:45pm (Monday) softball field (weather permitting)

5pm-7:30pm (Tuesday-Friday) softball field (weather permitting)

For more information Contact Coach Picini [email protected]

Boys Soccer 

8:00am – 9:30 am JV Stadium Field; Varsity 9:30 – 11:00 Stadium Field; 1:00pm– 3:00 pm Jv Aux Field (Monday)

7:30 pm – 9:30 Stadium Field (Tuesday)

7:30 pm – 9:30 Stadium Field (Wednesday)

5:30 – 7:30 Stadium Field (Thursday)

5:30 – 7:30 Stadium Field (Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Burke [email protected]

Girls Soccer

3:15 – 5:45 Aux Field (check in at 2:45) (Monday)

3:30 – 5:45 Aux Field (Tuesday)

3:30 – 5:30 Stadium Field (Wednesday)

3:30 -5:30 Aux Field (Thursday)

3:30 – 5:30 Aux field (Friday) 

For more information Contact Coach D’Amato [email protected]

Girls Lacrosse

Student athletes need to bring their own stick, goggles, and mouthguard each day

3:00-5:30 Stadium Field--Bring shoes to run on track (Seniors and Juniors report at 2:30PM) (Monday)

3:30-5:30 on Stadium Field (Tuesday) 3:30-5:30 on Aux Field (Wednesday) 3:30-5:30 on Stadium Field (Thursday) 3:30-5:30 on Stadium Field (Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Schneider [email protected]

Boys Lacrosse

Tryouts

5:30pm - 7:30pm Stadium (Monday)

5:30pm - 7:30pm Stadium (Tuesday)

5:30pm - 7:30pm Stadium (Wednesday)

For more information Contact Coach Cornell [email protected]

Track 

3:30pm – 5:30pm Track (Wednesday-Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Zuber [email protected]

Crew

3:30pm Boys 5:00pm Girls Woodson HS Cafeteria B (Monday)

4:15pm-6:45pm Sandy Run Park (Tuesday-Friday)

8:30am-11:00am Sandy Run Park (Saturday)

For more information Contact Coach Tylander [email protected]

Boys Tennis

2:00pm-4:30pm Tennis Courts (Monday)

3:00pm-4:15pm Tennis Courts (Tuesday-Thursday)

TDB (Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Carr [email protected]

Girls Tennis

12:00-2:00pm Tennis Courts (Monday)

4:00pm- 5:30pm Tennis Courts (Tuesday-Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Pavot [email protected]

Athletic Booster Pass
Student Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics

NFHS Network Live Streaming https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/w-t-woodson-high-school-fairfax-va

E-Tix Link https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16311/wtwoodson-high-school-athletics

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Woodson Weekly - February 16

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Woodson Weekly - February 16th

Woodson Weekly is published every Friday to provide the community with important information about school life at Woodson High School.

Mission Statement

Woodson High School’s mission is to empower our community to reach their individual potential by creating a healthy environment of mutual respect, responsibility, equity, and inclusion. 

To read this newsletter in other languages, please visit our website.

Para leer este mensaje en otros idiomas, podrán ver las traducciones automáticas en nuestro sitio web.

Weekly Wrap-up Audio  PTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 19th - Presidents Day Holiday, No School; Spring Sports Tryouts Begin

Tuesday, February 20th - Friday, February 23rd - United in Respect Spirit Week

Thursday, February 22nd - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Friday, February 23rd 6:30pm-9:30pm - International Night

Saturday, March 9th - FanQuest

Sunday, March 17th - Leadership Mulch Sale

Friday, March 22nd - End of 3rd Quarter

Monday, March 25th - Friday, March 29th - Spring Break

 

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

FCPS 2024-25 School Year Calendar

In this Issue

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. Calendar Reminder: Presidents Day (Holiday)
3. Spring Sport Tryouts
4. United in Respect Spirit Week
5. Black History Month
6. Eating Disorder Parent Information
7. SRO Appreciation Day
8. FCPS Instructional Job Fair
9. Relay for Life Activity Night
10. College and Career Center
11. International Night Reminder
12. FCPS News

 

Update: Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here. 1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

The safety and security of our school is our number one priority and it requires a culture of safety where planning, training, communication, and, most of all, teamwork are routine. This week, we celebrated Officer Issa on School Resource Officer (SRO) appreciation day, who is a vital partner and teammate in this work. We are so lucky to have Officer Issa here at Woodson, who is always measured and responsive. Thank you Officer Issa for all you do!

Another key partner in keeping our school safe and secure is our families, who we rely on as partners as we work to address tough issues, such as the hate motivated graffiti we have reported. The ideas and guidance I have received from the community has been invaluable and helps us navigate these difficult and complex issues. I know that with our continued partnership we will be able to overcome any challenges we face. 

Our families provide support in so many ways and it is always appreciated. Our PTSO announced the recipients of the spring PTSO grants, and they were able to meet every need! Then, our staff was “treated” on Valentine’s day with a note of appreciation and a sweet treat. Thank you so much!

Our award winning one act play, The Elephant Man, continues to win awards!  Congratulations to Chris Rushing and his Regional Champion One Act actors, who will be moving on to the state competition on March 2nd, in Richmond. A huge shout out to Silas Blocker who won best actor in the regional competition for his role as the elephant man.

We have several singers set to sail off to Louisville, Kentucky later this month. Congratulations to Sarea Manson and Carson Fenner, who will be representing Woodson in the Southern Region SATB Youth Honor Chorus, while Kirsten Lunsford and Serena Mancuso will represent Woodson in the Southern Region SSAA Honor Chorus. Students were selected by audition from thousands of applicants across thirteen states - Congratulations!! 

Ryan Chelline, Karine Jelalian, Sonan Sahgal, and Maggie Smallwood will also be heading south this month to the Academic Bowl South Regional at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf in Clarkston, Georgia. Congratulations and thank you to our coaches Julie Clinch and Shan Pillai.

We have girls and boys regional basketball on Saturday at 12 and 2 pm respectively, and spring sports tryouts are on Monday the 19th (Presidents Day)!  Check out woodsonsports.com for details. 

Have a safe weekend!


Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

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MSA and BSU clubs team up for a collaboration meeting, discussing equity and unity, while brainstorming ways to make resources and support more accessible for everyone. 

2. Calendar Reminder: Presidents Day (Holiday)

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. 

Presidents Day is a time to honor and remember the birthdays and achievements of the country's most distinguished leaders, and to reflect on the role of the president in shaping the nation's history and development. Learn more about Presidents Day at Britannica.com

See the complete school year calendar.

The Woodson Class of 2025 is having a restaurant fundraising night on Wednesday, February 21st from 3:30pm to 7pm at Pokemoto in Fairfax. Be sure to mention Woodson Class of 25 when ordering!

3. Spring Sport Tryouts

Spring sport tryouts will start on Monday, February 19th (please note that this is a student/school holiday). Visit our Woodson Athletic website at www.woodsonsports.com for more detailed team specific info and also review the Athletic Wemail that went out yesterday evening. 

In order for a student to tryout for a sports team, they must have the following completed prior to Monday:

1) VHSL Sports Physical turned in to the Athletic Trainer/Activities Office C103

2) Online Activity Registration submitted. This submission encompasses Concussion Education training and also the Emergency Care form.

 

Spring Coaches

Baseball 
Coach McColley [email protected]

Softball
Coach Picini [email protected]

Boys Soccer 
Coach Burke [email protected]

Girls Soccer
Coach [email protected]

Girls Lacrosse
Coach [email protected]

Boys Lacrosse
Coach Cornell [email protected]

Track 
Coach Zuber [email protected]

Crew
Coach Tylander [email protected]

Boys Tennis
Coach Carr [email protected]

Girls Tennis
Coach Pavot [email protected]

4. United in Respect Spirit Week

Hey Cavs! Next week is Woodson United in Respect Spirit Week! Throughout the week, we'll have different spirit days, activities, and more, so be on the lookout. Additionally, during lunches, we'll be recognizing Black History Month with trivia sessions! Join in for a chance to win exciting prizes and celebrate the rich history and achievements of the Black community.

5. Black History Month


Fairfax County’s Black History Month Celebration will be held on Friday, February 23, at 5:30 p.m., at the Government Center. This year’s theme is The Value of Telling Our Stories. It will include performances, activities, discussion, and light refreshments. Visit the county’s website for details.

Learn more about Black History month.

Black Culture and History facts posted around the halls of Woodson. 

6. Eating Disorder Parent Information

In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system to provide information to parents annually about eating disorders with parents/guardians of students in the fifth through twelfth grades. 

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2023),

Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. In the United States, 28.8 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

There is no single cause of an eating disorder. Rather, it is a complex combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that converge and set off an individual’s predisposed genetic vulnerability.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a web page with detailed information and resources about eating disorders.  To find out more, please visit the FCPS Eating Disorders website.

In addition to the information on the FCPS website, the National Eating Disorders Association has a toll free, confidential Helpline, 1-800-931-2237.

Woodson's Theatre OneAct wins Regional title for their production of The Elephant Man. They will move on to VHSL States in March!

7. SRO Appreciation Day

February 15th was School Resource Officer (SRO) Appreciation Day. The SROs who work in Fairfax County public schools are sworn police officers with the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD).

Thank you, Officer Issa, for the work you do at Woodson and keeping all of our students and staff safe each and every day. 

8. FCPS Instructional Job Fair

Help Students Achieve Their Dreams. Teach for FCPS!

Save the date! Attend FCPS’ instructional job fair on Saturday, February 24, 9 a.m.-noon, at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Network and take advantage of interview opportunities with representatives from various FCPS schools. Woodson administration will be there! Employment offers may be extended during the fair. Register today.

9. Relay for Life Activity Night

Join us for an unforgettable evening at Relay for Life’s “Activity Night” on March 16 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Woodson High School. Get ready for an exciting event full of games, entertainment, food, and fantastic raffle prizes, all in support of the American Cancer Society. Don’t miss out – RSPV now via Google Form and reach out to Coach Cho at [email protected] with any questions. Students, siblings, parents, guardians, friends, and family members are all invited. Let’s make a difference together!!

10. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links and more detailed info are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. College & Career Center Newsletters are posted HERE. Questions? Please email [email protected].

February 17  |  HBCU Conference @ First Baptist Church of Vienna

February 17  |  Career Expo @ Dulles Expo Center

February 17  |  Aviation Institute of Maintenance Manassas Open House

March 2  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ Chantilly HS

March 9  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ West Springfield HS

March 13  |  Sophomore Night

April 3  |  Junior Focus Day

April 10  |  Northern Virginia Regional College Fair @ GMU

Career Expo tomorrow! School divisions across the region are teaming up with Virginia Ed Strategies to host the annual Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo event. This FREE in-person Career Expo event will be held on Saturday, February 17, from 1-4 p.m., in the North Hall of the Dulles Expo Center. Students will have the opportunity to explore high demand career fields & connect with employers for jobs, internships, and job shadowing opportunities. Students should register on the Instruction 2 Industry Events Page.

11. International Night

Woodson’s annual International Night is quickly approaching on February 23rd, held in the Woodson auditorium. Experience a night of cultural diversity as students showcase their heritage through a captivating potluck, fashion show, and various performances. Doors open at 6:00 PM for the main event, running from 6:30-9:30 PM. Tickets will be sold during all lunches next week, and also at the door for $10 ($7 for kids under 12). However, tickets sell out quickly, so we highly recommend buying them early!

Join us for the pre-show potluck starting at 5:00 PM in Woodson Cafeteria A, featuring a variety of cultural dishes and snacks. Sign up here to donate food to showcase your culture! Students contributing will earn 1 community service hour for every 15 servings of food donated. The potluck festivities run from 5-6:00 PM, offering henna artists, free face painting, and a scavenger hunt for families to enjoy. Tickets for the potluck will be sold for $5.

Don't miss out on this cultural feast and a night of diversity. We hope to see you there

12. FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Summer Camp and Learning Opportunities
  • Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools
  • Check Schoology for Teacher-Referred Tutoring

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here.

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