Woodson Weekly - Opening of School Info!

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Vision Statement
We are a school community where all students have purpose and value!

Back-To-School Packet

Woodson is having a virtual opening of school packet.  Similar to last year, forms will not be mailed home this year.

All required forms and information needed for a successful start to the new school year can be found on the Opening of School Information page.

Cav Kickoff/New Student Orientation

Thursday, August 22nd is a BIG day for our Cavalier Community! 

For full details on Cav Kick Off, visit the Cav Kickoff page on the Woodson website.

New Student Orientation - for students new to Woodson
Thursday, August 22nd
10:00a.m. in the Auditorium

Transportation from feeder Elementary Schools to Woodson will be provided.  Visit the event page for bus times and more details. 

Cavalier Community Kickoff
Thursday, August 22nd
11:30a.m.-1:00p.m.  Activities will be outside Door #7

During this event, you will be able to:

  • Pick up your schedules (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) with LOCKER NUMBER AND COMBO in the Dance Studio from 10a.m.-1:00p.m. (freshmen and students new to Woodson will receive their schedules during the New Student Orientation breakout sessions)  Keep in mind – the only way to get your locker number and combo is on the paper version of your schedule.
  • Visit student clubs and activities’ sponsors on the basketball courts outside Door #7
  • Purchase food from food trucks
  • Learn about Woodson’s PTSO and become a member
  • Visit Performing Arts Booster tables
  • Purchase Athletic Booster passes and Woodson spirit wear in the main gym
  • Purchase PE uniforms in the main gym
  • Get MySchoolBucks and SIS ParentVUE assistance in the main gym
  • Drop off medication(s) at the Clinic near Door #14
  • Pick up laptop computers in Cavalier Hall, inside Door #7 from 12p.m. – 7p.m. ONLY.  Students must be present to pick up their device.
Student Schedules

Beginning Thursday, August 22nd, all students and parents will have access to class schedules in SIS StudentVUE and ParentVUE.  SIS (Student Information System) is the application to see attendance, class performance, and demographic data.

Paper class schedules will be distributed at Cav Kick Off on Thursday, August 22nd from 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m. 

Locker information will be included on these paper schedules. 

Transportation - Bus Information

FCPS Transportation will be sending an e-Notify email to families with each students' bus routes and times on Thursday and Friday, August 22nd and 23rd.

Student bus information will also be available on FCPS 24-7 (Blackboard) in the section titled Bus Stop Information.

Here Comes the Bus Mobile App Here Comes the Bus will be available starting Monday, August 26th

Here Comes the Bus® app is a school bus tracking app that can simplify morning and afternoon routines for parents and students by giving them real-time bus location and text or email notification alerts, helping them get to the bus stop on time. Here Comes the Bus® utilizes our GPS data and an easy to use customizable map that works on one or multiple devices, such as a tablet or smartphone.

Attendance

All student absences are reported to 703-503-4800. 

Parents/guardians must call the Attendance Office to report an absence or the student may bring a note to the attendance office from his/her parent/guardian within two (2) days of their return to school.  If the note is not received within two days (48 hours) of the student’s return to school or if no verbal contact with the parent has occurred, the absence is marked unexcused. 

For more details about attendance including how to check-in and check-out of school, visit the attendance page https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/about-us/attendance.

Parking Passes

Parking passes for the 2019-20 school year are available for purchase online only.  

All information regarding parking passes can be found on the Student Parking page on the Woodson website. The online application must be completed and payment on MySchoolBucks submitted to obtain a parking pass. 

Students and parents are reminded that parking on the Woodson campus during normal school hours is by permit only. There are spaces in front of the building reserved for visitors.

The cost for a full-year parking pass is $200.00.

Kiss and Ride Procedures

The Safety and Security Team would like to highlight the Kiss and Ride procedures, especially for those parents of our students new to Woodson.

  • Please make sure that your child is dropped off before 8:00am
  • The morning and afternoon Kiss and Ride locations are in the front of the school, extending from Doors #1 to #3 and in the rear of the school by Doors #8 and #9.
  • It is imperative to the flow of traffic that all cars pull forward as far as possible to drop off their student.
  • During the morning, students are only allowed to be dropped off at Kiss and Ride locations. Students are not allowed to be dropped off in the rear parking lot or in school parking spaces. The rear parking lot is for staff members and students who have purchased parking passes.
  • Safety and Security Team Members are outside to assist each morning and afternoon.

We recommend that new parents become familiar with the locations before the start of school, to see which of the locations is the most convenient for them.

The keys to a successful Kiss and Ride are to obey all posted stop signs and school signs, follow any directions given, and to follow the flow of traffic.

PE Uniforms

PE Uniforms can be purchased in person on Cav Kick Off day on Thursday, August 22nd and in the first week of PE classes.

You may purchase upgraded PE uniforms only online by using the following link:  https://wtwpefall19.itemorder.com/sale

Picture Days

Underclass school pictures will be taken on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 5th and 6th.

Reserve Your Yearbook

Did you know what last year’s yearbook sold out? Did you know that the 2020 yearbook will never be cheaper than it is today?

Order your yearbook now, before the crush of the school year!

Place a senior baby ad

Where did the time go? Place your special pictures and messages in the 2020 yearbook to treasure the memories forever.

Go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/5278 for sizes, prices and how-tos.

Back to School Night

Mark your calendar for WTW's Back to School Night on Thursday, September 19th from 5:30p.m.-8:40p.m. 

From 5:30-6:30p.m., there will be information tables in the Cafeterias and Family Life Education information available in the Library.  At 6:10p.m., School Board welcome back messages will begin in the Auditorium. 

Class rotations will begin at 6:30p.m. beginning with Period 1.

Scoliosis Fact Sheet

Fairfax County requires that each school notifies parents and guardians with educational information on scoliosis. 

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine.  It occurs in otherwise healthy children and can be a serious health problem if it becomes severe.  For more information on scoliosis, please refer to the Scoliosis Fact Sheet.

For more resources regarding Student Safety and Wellness, please visit the School Health Services website.

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

If you are in crisis, text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911; TTY dial 711

CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077 (CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one)

Dominion Hospital Assessment and Referral Line: 703-536-2000

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679; TTY dial 711 (The Merrifield Center of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.)

Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)

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PTSO Welcome to 2019-2019 School Year

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Welcome from the Woodson PTSO

The PTSO welcomes you to the 2019-2020 school year! 

The Woodson Parent/Teacher/Student Organization is the only Woodson organization dedicated to supporting the entire school. We award grants to support the Arts, Music, Library, and Academic programs, Teacher/Staff Hospitality events, and so much more!

Every Tuesday, the PTSO publishes a WeMail to keep everyone informed with upcoming events and news.

Military Family Night 8/21 7:00-8:30pm

Please join us for our first Military Family Welcome Night on Wednesday, August 21st at 7:00pm in Cafeteria B at Woodson High School.

We’re inviting current Woodson military families and military families who are new to the Woodson pyramid for a fun evening together. We want to help you create connections and share information about the Woodson community. 

We’d love to have you and your students join us for an ice cream sundae bar and a few activities.

RSVP here by August 18: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e45aea92f4-military

Please pass this along to all current or new military families! Wear your walking shoes – we are going to help you find your way around Woodson HS!

This event is co-hosted by Woodson’s Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) and the new WT Woodson Military Family Network. Questions – contact Melissa French at melissawtwptso@gmail.com.

Help Teachers with Classroom Supplies

Did you know that our teachers often spend their own money on basic classroom supplies, like tissues and disinfectant wipes?

During Cav Kickoff, the PTSO is collecting classroom donations to pass along to the teachers throughout the year. When you come to Cav Kickoff on Thursday, August 22nd, please stop by the PTSO table in the gym and drop off boxes of tissues, disinfectant wipes, dry erase markers, or even gift cards (Target, Staples, Costco, etc.) and we will shop for you.

New to Woodson?

Please come to the new family parent information session on Thursday, August 22nd in Cafeteria B immediately following the general information session in the auditorium at 10am.

New Woodson students will be released from the general session to meet with their counselors and parents are invited to come to the cafeteria for more information about Woodson.

PTSO representatives will share the top 10 things you need to know about Woodson and be available to answer your questions. Hope to see you there. Questions – email melissawtwptso@gmail.com

Beat the rush -- Join the Woodson PTSO online now! 

Membership is the largest fundraiser for the general PTSO activities.  All membership money stays at Woodson.  

https://www.woodsonptso.org/join.html.

Your membership helps fund teacher and student grants, guest speakers, teacher appreciation events, and more. Learn more by visiting the PTSO website: https://www.woodsonptso.org/

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Woodson Weekly - June 14th

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Woodson Weekly 
June 14th

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

Vision Statement
We are a school community where all students have purpose and value!

Have a wonderful summer!  We are #oneWoodson!

Summer Office Hours

The Woodson Main Office will be open from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. in the summer.

Registrations are by appointment only.  Please contact Woodson registrar, Christine Lieb-Mosley at cliebmosley@fcps.edu to schedule an appointment.

Woodson Weekly Taking a Break for Summer

This is the last issue of Woodson Weekly for the 2018-19 school year. New issues will resume in August. Best wishes to the Class of 2019, and we hope you have a great summer vacation!

Congratulations to Woodson's Retirees

Congratulations to the following staff members celebrating their retirement.  They made a huge impact on our students, staff and Woodson community!

  • Elva Card, Social Studies Teacher
  • John Duffy - Health and PE Teacher
  • Linda Holden - Gourmet Foods Teacher
  • Tim Hudenberg - Social Studies Teacher
  • Lily Meng - Cafeteria Manager
  • Ellen O'Ryon - Special Education English Teacher
  • Doris Ohmes - Special Education English Teacher
Summer 2019 Assignments

The link below is to all the AP Courses that do have summer assignments. If you do not see a course listed below then it does not have a summer assignment.

The link will require an FCPS G Suite account (fcpsschools.net). After clicking on the link, students will be prompted to log in to view the files. If you are new to FCPS in the summer, please check with your counselor to receive any printed copies of the materials here.

**** AP World History is Coming Soon! ****

AP Summer Assignments

Google Suite for Education

G Suite for Education is available to students over the summer. All files created by, or shared with, students will continue to be available to them. Explore what your student is working on in G Suite for Education by having your student log in to his or her FCPS G Suite for Education account at home. Your student will use his or her network login credentials to access G Suite for Education. Students have the ability to reset their password using the Account Recovery service, even over the summer. However, recovery options must be set up in advance. Your student can set up those options by logging into the FCPS Account Manager.

Summer is also the perfect time to revisit the rules in your household for technology and media use, and set clear expectations for your child. The FCPS Digital Citizenship website has Device Contracts and Family Media Agreements that can help you guide family conversations. There is also a free online Digital Citizenship course available for parents and their children to work through together.

More information on G Suite for Education can be found on the FCPS Website.

Summer Reading

Summer break is almost here and the Woodson Librarians encourage all students to continue reading over the summer.  Take this time to find a book that YOU are interested in reading.  Discover new ideas, new lands and new ways of thinking about the world whether it's through a nonfiction book about a topic that interests you or through a fiction book filled with complex characters or intriguing plots. Or maybe you want to find a book that makes you laugh out loud!  The bottom line is just make time to read.

Here is a link to the Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Program.

Stop by the Woodson Library to check out your favorite books for the summer.

Happy Reading!

Summer Photos for Yearbook

Parents and students: The yearbook needs pictures from your summer adventures. We’d love images of Woodson kids at summer jobs, at the pool (summer swim team photos especially wanted), summer travels, backyard goings on, etc.

You can share your pictures with the yearbook staff via eShare.  You can do this two easy ways.

  • Go to HJeShare.com and enter the school code: wtwoodson
  • Download the HJeShare app for iPhone or Android at the App Store or Google Play. Again, the school code: wtwoodson

Either place will give you instructions on uploading your images and letting the yearbook staff know who is in the pictures!

While we cannot guarantee that all shared photos will be published, if you don’t share, your great pictures can’t even be considered! Start sharing today!

Contact Beth Koby, yearbook adviser, if you have problems. ewkoby@fcps.edu

New Student Summer Tours

All new transfer students (grades 9-12) and rising 9th grade students are invited to take tours of Woodson High School this summer. Student-led tours will be taking place from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on July 29th, July 31st, and August 6th.

To schedule a tour, please contact Woodson’s registrar Mrs. Lieb-Mosley at 703-503-4622 or via email at CLiebMosley@fcps.edu.

All tour time slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. In the event you cannot book a tour (and even if you do book a tour), we encourage all students to attend Cav Kickoff on August 22nd. At Cav Kickoff students will receive their schedule, locker information, have a chance to explore the building, and learn more about clubs, activities, and other ways to get involved in the Woodson community.

Do you recognize these keys?  They are all in the lost and found.  Please see Ms. O'Brien in the Main Office if you see your lost keys in this picture.

Planning Ahead for 2019-2020

Here are some important dates for school year 2019-2020.

Thursday, August 22nd - Cav Kickoff

Monday, August 26th - First day of school

Friday, August 30th - School Holiday

Monday, September 2nd - Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 19th - Back to School Night

Saturday, May 9th - Senior Prom, Waterford Fair Oaks

For the FCPS standard calendar for school year 2019-2020, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2019-20-standard-school-year-calendar

Important Update About FCPSOn

FCPSOn, our digital transformation initiative, will expand to all Fairfax County public high schools starting with the 2019-20 school year. FCPSOn provides equitable access to technology and to instructional practices that support students' development of Portrait of a Graduate attributes.

As part of the initiative, all high school students will be issued a laptop for learning at school and at home. An annual technology support fee of $50 will be charged to high school students. This fee will help ensure students have access to the technology they need by defraying the cost to repair and replace equipment, ensuring all students have the necessary laptops for testing, and providing back-up laptops as a substitute as needed.

Find out more about the technology support fee for FCPSOn.

FCPSOn Volunteer Opportunity

We are excited to be participating in the FCPSOn initiative. In order to ensure that every student is ready for the first day of school we will have five distribution dates at various times in August. It is our hope that everyone will be able to pick up their computers prior to the start of school.

In order for us to reach this goal we need help from the community. Please consider signing up for shifts to help with distribution. Students can earn service learning credit for helping. To sign up please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b45afaf2aa20-fcpson. If you have any questions about volunteering or distribution, please contact Stephanie Pollack (sepollack@fcps.edu).

Upgrades to PE Uniforms

Are you interested in purchasing an upgraded PE uniform, Woodson sweatshirt or sweatpants for next year?  If so, visit the Online Store to purchase by Sunday, June 16th.  Orders will get delivered to the school the week of July 29th for distribution.

This is for upgrades only.  Base PE uniforms and limited sweat pants/shirts will be available for purchase the first week of the 2019-2020 school year.

Where Are You Going to School Next Year?

If you will not be attending Woodson or a Fairfax County high school this fall, please let Woodson Student Services know now. 

Please click here and fill out this form.  Student Services will make sure all transcripts are forwarded to your child’s new school so his/her file is complete.  If you have any questions, please contact Woodson registrar Christine Lieb-Mosley at 703-503-4622 or cliebmosley@fcps.edu.  

2019 Congressional Award from U.S. Congress

Six Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students have been named recipients of the 2019 Congressional Award’s Gold Medal, the U.S. Congress’s award for young Americans.  

From Virginia’s 11th Congressional District:

  • Manvi Punukollu, Woodson High School and Falls Church Academy.

The Congressional Award challenges students to set goals in four program areas: voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness, and expedition-exploration. Participants earn gold, silver, and bronze Congressional Award medals and certificates. Students register for the program when they turn 13½ and must complete their activities by their 24th birthday.

Gold Medalists will be honored at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C., in June.

MySchoolBucks Refund Information

If your Senior has a balance on their MySchoolBucks meal account, you may request a refund by e-mailing the following information to mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. Phone #

Requesting a transfer of funds between my students' accounts

If you still have a student in FCPS, you can transfer your Senior's meal account balance by e-mailing the following information to mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu:

 

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                      2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. School Name                               3. School Name
FCPS Cares Program

Recognizing Woodson staff who go above and beyond!

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our Woodson staff. https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

If you are in crisis, text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911; TTY dial 711

CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077 (CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one)

Dominion Hospital Assessment and Referral Line: 703-536-2000

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679; TTY dial 711 (The Merrifield Center of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.)

Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)

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Woodson Weekly - June 7th

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Woodson Weekly 
June 7th

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

Vision Statement
We are a school community where all students have purpose and value!

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

End of Year Schedule

Monday, June 10th - Periods 5 & 7 Final Exams; 12:00 p.m. dismissal

Tuesday, June 11th - Periods 4 & 6 Final Exams; 12:00 p.m. dismissal

Wednesday, June 12th - Periods 1 & 2 Final Exams; 12:00 p.m. dismissal

Thursday, June 13th - 10:00 a.m. dismissal, last day of school 

For more details on the last week of school, visit the last week of school schedule on the Woodson website.

Medication Pick-up

All medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than dismissal time on Thursday, June 13th. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.

It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian, however, with parent or guardian written permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the health room. If you have any questions, please contact the School Health Aide Christina Lugo at 703-503-4610 of the Public Health Nurse Kate Boyd at 703-503-4691.

Clinic office hours next week are from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.  Parents picking up medication must check into the Main Office at Door 1 and then proceed to the clinic.

Summer Office Hours

The Woodson Main Office will be open from 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. in the summer.

Registrations are by appointment only.  Please contact Woodson registrar, Christine Lieb-Mosley at cliebmosley@fcps.edu to schedule an appointment.

French Mosaic Project

This mosaic was designed and created by Madame Binczewski’s and Monsieur Ament’s French 1, French 2, French 3, French 4 and AP French students. 

The design represents a stained glass window in the Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral.  Individual French students put each piece of the mosaic in place.  Together, French students show unified support of efforts to repair and rebuild the beautiful Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral.

National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Twenty-six Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students from 12 high schools have been named winners of 2019 Merit Scholarship awards by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The students are part of a group of more than 3,500 National Merit® finalists chosen to receive scholarships financed by higher education institutions.

Woodson's scholarship winner is:

Daniel Braun (psychology), National Merit University of Alabama Scholarship.

Each scholarship winner was evaluated on his or her academic record; an essay and information about extracurricular activities, awards, and leadership positions; SAT scores that confirmed outstanding test performance; and a recommendation and endorsement from a high school official. Each award provides between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the recipient’s scholarship.

National Center for Woman and Information Technology Award

Woodson sophomore, Emanda Seifu was awarded the 2019 NCWIT (National Center for Woman and Information Technology) Certificate of Distinction for her computing-related aspirations, demonstrated interest in technology, leadership ability, persistence in pursuing her interests in computing, and plans for postsecondary education.

Seifu is part of the STEM Impressionists group, an afterschool mentoring program that works with middle and high school minority girls interested in exploring topics in STEM and careers in STEM.  Through that organization, she has had the opportunity to teach other students and teachers what she has learned, and has spoken about her experiences at George Mason University and TJHSST.

Members of the Class of 2019 visited their elementary schools during Graduation Walks on Monday, June 3rd.

Important Update About FCPSOn

FCPSOn, our digital transformation initiative, will expand to all Fairfax County public high schools starting with the 2019-20 school year. FCPSOn provides equitable access to technology and to instructional practices that support students' development of Portrait of a Graduate attributes.

As part of the initiative, all high school students will be issued a laptop for learning at school and at home. An annual technology support fee of $50 will be charged to high school students. This fee will help ensure students have access to the technology they need by defraying the cost to repair and replace equipment, ensuring all students have the necessary laptops for testing, and providing back-up laptops as a substitute as needed.

Find out more about the technology support fee for FCPSOn.

New Student Summer Tours

All new transfer students (grades 9-12) and rising 9th grade students are invited to take tours of Woodson High School this summer. Student-led tours will be taking place from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on July 29th, July 31st, and August 6th.

To schedule a tour, please contact Woodson’s registrar Mrs. Lieb-Mosley at 703-503-4622 or via email at CLiebMosley@fcps.edu.

All tour time slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. In the event you cannot book a tour (and even if you do book a tour), we encourage all students to attend Cav Kickoff on August 22nd. At Cav Kickoff students will receive their schedule, locker information, have a chance to explore the building, and learn more about clubs, activities, and other ways to get involved in the Woodson community.

Where Are You Going to School Next Year?

If you will not be attending Woodson or a Fairfax County high school this fall, please let Woodson Student Services know now. 

Please click here and fill out this form.  Student Services will make sure all transcripts are forwarded to your child’s new school so his/her file is complete.  If you have any questions, please contact Woodson registrar Christine Lieb-Mosley at 703-503-4622 or cliebmosley@fcps.edu.  

Introducing the NEW Woodson Cavalier mascot!  This new mascot needs a name!  Name suggestions will be taken during Cav Kickoff on Thursday, August 22nd.

Planning Ahead for 2019-2020

Here are some important dates for school year 2019-2020.

Thursday, August 22nd - Cav Kickoff

Monday, August 26th - First day of school

Friday, August 30th - School Holiday

Monday, September 2nd - Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 19th - Back to School Night

Saturday, May 9th - Senior Prom, Waterford Fair Oaks

For the FCPS standard calendar for school year 2019-2020, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2019-20-standard-school-year-calendar

Upgrades to PE Uniforms

Are you interested in purchasing an upgraded PE uniform, Woodson sweatshirt or sweatpants for next year?  If so, visit the Online Store to purchase by Sunday, June 16th.  Orders will get delivered to the school the week of July 29th for distribution.

This is for upgrades only.  Base PE uniforms and limited sweat pants/shirts will be available for purchase the first week of the 2019-2020 school year.

FCPSOn Volunteer Opportunity

We are excited to be participating in the FCPSOn initiative. In order to ensure that every student is ready for the first day of school we will have five distribution dates at various times in August. It is our hope that everyone will be able to pick up their computers prior to the start of school.

In order for us to reach this goal we need help from the community. Please consider signing up for shifts to help with distribution. Students can earn service learning credit for helping. To sign up please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b45afaf2aa20-fcpson. If you have any questions about volunteering or distribution, please contact Stephanie Pollack (sepollack@fcps.edu).

Career Center Volunteers

Many or our W.T. Woodson Career Center (CC) Parent Volunteers are graduating this year.  CC volunteers have a unique opportunity to learn about the post-secondary research and application process during their volunteer shifts.  Parents of rising 9th and 10th grade students especially benefit because they will feel more comfortable when it is time for their students to embark on post-secondary research.  To provide consistency, volunteers are asked to commit to a shift for an entire academic year.  Interested parents can sign up at https://tinyurl.com/Vol4WTW.  Register by or before Thursday, June 6th for best consideration.

Cav Hack Sponsors Needed

Woodson's second annual hackathon, CavHack, is coming up!

A hackathon is a 12-hour coding event in which students enhance their coding skills. Last year, CavHack hosted over 120 students and this year we're looking to host over 150!

Currently, the CavHack team is looking for sponsors, so If you or your company is interested in being a sponsor, please send an email to woodsonhackathon@gmail.com for more information!  

FCPS Cares Program

Recognizing Woodson staff who go above and beyond!

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our Woodson staff. https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

If you are in crisis, text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911; TTY dial 711

CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077 (CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one)

Dominion Hospital Assessment and Referral Line: 703-536-2000

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679; TTY dial 711 (The Merrifield Center of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.)

Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)

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Woodson Weekly - May 31st

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Woodson Weekly 
May 31st

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

Vision Statement
We are a school community where all students have purpose and value!

Woodson Drama students attend the 2019 Cappies ceremony at The Kennedy Center last Sunday.  Thoroughly Modern Millie was nominated in 4 categories.

Upcoming Important Dates and End of Year Schedule

Tuesday, June 4th - Early Release for underclass students at 11:00 a.m.; Graduation at 2:00 p.m. at EagleBank Arena, GMU (Senior Class Information)

Lunch will be a grab-and-go on all days except for Thursday, June 13th.  There will be no lunch provided on Thursday, June 13th.

Friday, June 7th - Period 8 Final Exam; 12:00 p.m. dismissal

Monday, June 10th - Periods 5 & 7 Final Exams; 12:00 p.m. dismissal

Tuesday, June 11th - Periods 4 & 6 Final Exams; 12:00 p.m. dismissal

Wednesday, June 12th - Periods 1 & 2 Final Exams; 12:00 p.m. dismissal

Thursday, June 13th - 10:00 a.m. dismissal, last day of school 

2019 Graduation Live Stream Link

This link can be shared with family and friends who cannot attend our 2019 Graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 4th at 2:00 p.m.  This link will not be active until June 4th just before 2:00p.m.

https://livestream.com/accounts/7787388/events/8634048

SOL Testing Make-ups and Retakes

Here is the schedule for SOL make-ups and retakes.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Woodson’s testing coordinator, Kathleen Guinee at kpguinee@fcps.edu.

All tests begin at 8:10 a.m. in Cav Hall.

  • Monday, June 3rd - Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
  • Tuesday, June 4th - World History 2, USVA History
  • Wednesday, June 5th – English Reading, World History 1
  • Thursday, June 6th - Geosystems, Biology, Chemistry

Woodson Class of 2019 athletes at the College Commitment Ceremony on Thursday morning, May 30th.

Yearbook News

There are only 10 yearbooks left!!!

Please visit Ms. Koby in Room D-205 to pick up or purchase your 2019 Woodson yearbook. Cost is $90 cash or check (made out to W.T. Woodson High School).

Medication Pick-up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than dismissal time on Thursday, June 13th. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.

It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian, however, with parent or guardian written permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the health room. If you have any questions, please contact the School Health Aide Christina Lugo at 703-503-4610 of the Public Health Nurse Kate Boyd at 703-503-4691.

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Lacrosse team! 
Occoquan Region Champions
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Where Are You Going to School Next Year?

If you will not be attending Woodson or a Fairfax County high school this fall, please let Woodson Student Services know now. 

Please click here and fill out this form.  Student Services will make sure all transcripts are forwarded to your child’s new school so his/her file is complete.  If you have any questions, please contact Woodson registrar Christine Lieb-Mosley at 703-503-4622 or cliebmosley@fcps.edu.  

New Student Summer Tours

All new transfer students (grades 9-12) and rising 9th grade students from Frost are invited to take tours of Woodson High School this summer. Student-led Tours will be taking place from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on July 29th, July 31st, and August 6th.

To schedule a tour, please contact Woodson’s registrar Mrs. Lieb-Mosley at 703-503-4622 or via email at CLiebMosley@fcps.edu.

All tour time slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. In the event you cannot book a tour (and even if you do book a tour), we encourage all students to attend Cav Kickoff on August 22nd. At Cav Kickoff students will receive their schedule, locker information, have a chance to explore the building, and learn more about clubs, activities, and other ways to get involved in the Woodson community.

Planning Ahead for 2019-2020

Here are some important dates for school year 2019-2020.

Thursday, August 22nd - Cav Kickoff

Monday, August 26th - First day of school

Friday, August 30th - School Holiday

Monday, September 2nd - Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 19th - Back to School Night

For the FCPS standard calendar for school year 2019-2020, please visit https://www.fcps.edu/calendars/2019-20-standard-school-year-calendar

Upgrades to PE Uniforms

Are you interested in purchasing an upgraded PE uniform, Woodson sweatshirt or sweatpants for next year?  If so, visit the Online Store to purchase by Sunday, June 16th.  Orders will get delivered to the school the week of July 29th for distribution.

This is for upgrades only.  Base PE uniforms and limited sweat pants/shirts will be available for purchase the first week of the 2019-2020 school year.

The 2019 performing arts concerts featured the Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Flute Choir.  

FCPSOn Volunteer Opportunity

We are excited to be participating in the FCPSOn initiative. In order to ensure that every student is ready for the first day of school we will have five distribution dates at various times in August. It is our hope that everyone will be able to pick up their computers prior to the start of school.

In order for us to reach this goal we need help from the community. Please consider signing up for shifts to help with distribution. Students can earn service learning credit for helping. To sign up please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b45afaf2aa20-fcpson. If you have any questions about volunteering or distribution, please contact Stephanie Pollack (sepollack@fcps.edu).

Career Center Volunteers

Many or our W.T. Woodson Career Center (CC) Parent Volunteers are graduating this year.  CC volunteers have a unique opportunity to learn about the post-secondary research and application process during their volunteer shifts.  Parents of rising 9th and 10th grade students especially benefit because they will feel more comfortable when it is time for their students to embark on post-secondary research.  To provide consistency, volunteers are asked to commit to a shift for an entire academic year.  Interested parents can sign up at https://tinyurl.com/Vol4WTW.  Register by or before Thursday, June 6th for best consideration.

Cav Hack Sponsors Needed

Woodson's second annual hackathon, CavHack, is coming up!

A hackathon is a 12-hour coding event in which students enhance their coding skills. Last year, CavHack hosted over 120 students and this year we're looking to host over 150!

Currently, the CavHack team is looking for sponsors, so If you or your company is interested in being a sponsor, please send an email to woodsonhackathon@gmail.com for more information!  

Parents - Do you want to receive the PTSO WeMail on Tuesdays?

The Woodson PTSO publishes lots of information every Tuesday.  Are you getting those emails? 

To opt in, go to the FCPS News You Choose portal, enter your email address and click Submit. Then, choose High School --> Woodson High School --> W.T. Woodson PTSO.

FCPS Cares Program

Recognizing Woodson staff who go above and beyond!

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our Woodson staff. https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

If you are in crisis, text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911; TTY dial 711

CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077 (CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one)

Dominion Hospital Assessment and Referral Line: 703-536-2000

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679; TTY dial 711 (The Merrifield Center of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.)

Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)

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Woodson Weekly - May 24th

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Woodson Weekly 
May 24th

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

Vision Statement
We are a school community where all students have purpose and value!

Yearbooks were distributed today! There are still some books that students haven't picked up. Visit Room D-205 after school on Tuesday, May 28th. There are limited books available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis for $90 cash or check (made out to W.T. Woodson High School).

Upcoming Important Dates

Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day, School Holiday

Through-Friday, May 31st - SOL Testing

Tuesday, June 4th - Early Release for underclass students at 11:00 a.m.; Graduation at 2:00 p.m. at EagleBank Arena, GMU (Senior Class Information)

End of School Year Schedule

Here is the schedule for the end of school, Friday, June 7th through Thursday, June 13th. 

Lunch will be a grab-and-go on all days except for Thursday, June 13th.  There will be no lunch provided on Thursday, June 13th.

Friday, June 7th - Period 8 Final Exam; 12:00 p.m. dismissal

Monday, June 10th - Periods 5 & 7 Final Exams; 12:00 p.m. dismissal

Tuesday, June 11th - Periods 4 & 6 Final Exams; 12:00 p.m. dismissal

Wednesday, June 12th - Periods 1 & 2 Final Exams; 12:00 p.m. dismissal

Thursday, June 13th - 10:00 a.m. dismissal, last day of school 

Same-Day Early Release Requests

Please note that we will no longer be able to take same-day early release check-outs by voicemail on our phone system for the remainder of the school year.

All same-day early release check-outs must be accompanied with a note turned in at the beginning of the school day.  In addition, if you know that your child will be out for an entire day, you can send in a note before their absence to ensure that it is recorded before the actual absence.

Thank you for working with us during this busy time of year!

Course Requests for 2019-2020

All students have had an opportunity to complete academic advising for the 2019-2020 school year. Staffing for next year’s courses is dependent on student course selections. 

To ensure that we have accurate course registration numbers, please review your child’s requested schedule in SIS ParentVue or StudentVue (click “Course Request” on the menu on the left hand side). 

Contact your child’s school counselor by email with any schedule change requests.  Please do this as soon as possible.  If no changes are needed, you do not need to contact the counselor.  If your child applied for an academy class, he/she will be notified of the academy’s decision in the beginning of April.  If accepted, course changes, including adding the academy class to your child’s course request list, will be made at that time.  Friday, May 31st will be the last day to make course selection changes for the 2019-2020 school year.

Medication Pick-up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than dismissal time on Thursday, June 13th. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.

It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian, however, with parent or guardian written permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the health room. If you have any questions, please contact the School Health Aide Christina Lugo at 703-503-4610 of the Public Health Nurse Kate Boyd at 703-503-4691.

Congressional Art Competition

Eleven Woodson art students participated in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition in the 11th District, at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. Junior Chau Le was awarded 4th place and received $250, sponsored by the Greater Reston Arts Center. Gerry Connolly personally congratulated all of our students at a reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, May 11th. 

Participating Woodson students:  Gabby Armstrong,  Amanda Houttekier, Ire Kim, Sara Kim, Bella Kratch, Chau Le, Yaju Maharjan, Jenna Mangis, Aine McBride, Brenna Walch. 

Where Are You Going to School Next Year?

If you will not be attending Woodson or a Fairfax County high school this fall, please let Woodson Student Services know now. 

Please click here and fill out this form.  Student Services will make sure all transcripts are forwarded to your child’s new school so his/her file is complete.  If you have any questions, please contact Woodson registrar Christine Lieb-Mosley at 703-503-4622 or cliebmosley@fcps.edu.  

New Student Summer Tours

All new transfer students (grades 9-12) and rising 9th grade students from Frost are invited to take tours of Woodson High School this summer. Student-led Tours will be taking place from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on July 29th, July 31st, and August 6th.

To schedule a tour, please contact Woodson’s registrar Mrs. Lieb-Mosley at 703-503-4622 or via email at CLiebMosley@fcps.edu.

All tour time slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. In the event you cannot book a tour (and even if you do book a tour), we encourage all students to attend Cav Kickoff on August 22nd. At Cav Kickoff students will receive their schedule, locker information, have a chance to explore the building, and learn more about clubs, activities, and other ways to get involved in the Woodson community.

The Computer Science Honor Society induction and awards ceremony was held on Monday, May 20. Congratulations to the 14 new inductees and 14 graduates!

Ahoy, Parents of the Classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021!

Woodson’s All-Night Grad Party, aka Cav Cruise, needs YOUR help!

Cav Cruise is a community event that keeps our graduates off the street on a historically dangerous night. Since Fairfax County starting doing all-night grad parties, there have been no fatalities on graduation night. Woodson’s Cav Cruise is held at Oak Marr Rec Center on graduation night and is typically attended by 70-80% of the graduating class. This year’s celebration will be held on Tuesday, June 4th. 

We need about 300 volunteers to make this event a success.

Sign up here to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aafaf2ca20-woodson2

Thank you in advance for all your help! We look forward to working with you on this extraordinary celebration! 

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at cavcruisedirector@woodsonptso.org.

 Lynn Barnsback and Meri Farling, Cav Cruise Co-Directors

FCPSOn Volunteer Opportunity

We are excited to be participating in the FCPSOn initiative. In order to ensure that every student is ready for the first day of school we will have five distribution dates at various times in August. It is our hope that everyone will be able to pick up their computers prior to the start of school.

In order for us to reach this goal we need help from the community. Please consider signing up for shifts to help with distribution. Students can earn service learning credit for helping. To sign up please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b45afaf2aa20-fcpson. If you have any questions about volunteering or distribution, please contact Stephanie Pollack (sepollack@fcps.edu).

Career Center Volunteers

Many or our W.T. Woodson Career Center (CC) Parent Volunteers are graduating this year.  CC volunteers have a unique opportunity to learn about the post-secondary research and application process during their volunteer shifts.  Parents of rising 9th and 10th grade students especially benefit because they will feel more comfortable when it is time for their students to embark on post-secondary research.  To provide consistency, volunteers are asked to commit to a shift for an entire academic year.  Interested parents can sign up at https://tinyurl.com/Vol4WTW.  Register by or before Thursday, June 6th for best consideration.

Coding Workshop Big Success!

Two Woodson students committed to teaching others how to code sponsored a coding workshop at Canterbury Woods Elementary School.  Thirty-one eager fourth and fifth grade students attended the event. 

Victoria and Sara helped the students build game-like scenes using Code.org.  The students created “Dance Party” scenes complete with backgrounds, music, dance moves and lots of humor.  Behind the fun, serious learning took place.  The students learned how to manipulate their Sprites, complete logic challenges, and designed their scenes to meet specifications created by the student leaders.  There were giggles, fist bumps, smiles and celebrations as the students created.  Meanwhile, Sara and Victoria learned a bit about moving thirty-one elementary school students forward in their coding experience. I am sure you can imagine what it was like to  manage thirty one active, excited children, after school, during SOL testing, on May 22nd! Sara and Victoria seemed liked veteran teachers as they taught the class.  Everyone learned a bit of code, had a lot of fun, and enjoyed the afternoon.  Congratulations Victoria and Sara for a job well done!

Upgrades to PE Uniforms

Are you interested in purchasing an upgraded PE uniform, Woodson sweatshirt or sweatpants for next year?  If so, visit the Online Store to purchase by Sunday, June 16th.  Orders will get delivered to the school the week of July 29th for distribution.

This is for upgrades only.  Base PE uniforms and limited sweat pants/shirts will be available for purchase the first week of the 2019-2020 school year.

Students separated bands of DNA last week in AP bio using a technique called Gel Electrophoresis.

Senior Exam Schedule
  • Tuesday, May 28: Periods 2 & 4 (seniors dismissed after 4th period)
  • Wednesday, May 29: Period 1 and Graduation Rehearsal (Mandatory graduation rehearsal for all seniors starting at 9:45am in main gym. Seniors will be dismissed after rehearsal.)
Senior Class Information Page

Want more information about upcoming dates and events for the Class of 2019?  Visit the Senior Class Information page on the Woodson website.

Matt Rupar (9th grade), along with his father and grandfather. Mr Rupar, who is 94 years old, came to a World History II class to tell us about his experiences during World War II.  Mr. Rupar was an Army machine gunner in the Battle of Saipan in 1944. This was an amazing opportunity for students to experience living history!

Thank you to Community Partner

Thank you to our community business partner, Supreme Reefs! They are partnering with us through June 2019. Buy any tanks, fish, coral or supplies and mention Woodson High School and Supreme Reefs will give 10% back to Woodson! Come see the beautiful tank in the main office to get an idea of how amazing these tanks are. Funds will go to support WTW Science programs!  

Visit them at 5408 Port Royal Road Suite L Springfield VA 22151 PH: 703-229-9635

Parents - Do you want to receive the PTSO WeMail on Tuesdays?

The Woodson PTSO publishes lots of information every Tuesday.  Are you getting those emails? 

To opt in, go to the FCPS News You Choose portal, enter your email address and click Submit. Then, choose High School --> Woodson High School --> W.T. Woodson PTSO.

FCPS Cares Program

Recognizing Woodson staff who go above and beyond!

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our Woodson staff. https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

If you are in crisis, text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911; TTY dial 711

CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077 (CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one)

Dominion Hospital Assessment and Referral Line: 703-536-2000

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679; TTY dial 711 (The Merrifield Center of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.)

Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)

9525 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703.503.4600
Attendance: 703.503.4800 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Woodson Weekly - May 17th

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Woodson Weekly 
May 17th

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

Vision Statement
We are a school community where all students have purpose and value!

Students in Ms. Moir's Advanced Treble Chorus preparing for their upcoming Spring Concert.  See below for the Spring Performing Arts performance schedule.

Upcoming Important Dates

Today-Friday, May 31st - SOL Testing

Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day, School Holiday

Tuesday, June 4th - Early Release for underclass students; Graduation at 2:00 p.m. at EagleBank Arena, GMU (Senior Class Information)

Senior Exam Schedule

Senior final exams begin Thursday, May 23rd. Please see below for when specific periods are scheduled to give their exams.

Senior Exam Schedule

  • Thursday, May 23: Periods 6 and 8 (full day of school)
  • Friday, May 24: Periods 5 and 7 (full day of school)
  • Tuesday, May 28: Periods 2 and 4 (seniors dismissed after 4th period)
  • Wednesday, May 29: Period 1 and Graduation Rehearsal (Mandatory graduation rehearsal for all seniors starting at 9:45am in main gym. Seniors will be dismissed after rehearsal.)
Woodson 5K

It's time to register for the 10th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, May 18th at 8:30 a.m. at Woodson High School.  All proceeds benefit Hoste Hainse, which provides students in remote areas of Nepal the opportunity to go to school.  This is an on-going effort of Woodson senior Aayushma Bastola to raise money for this organization.

You can register in person on Saturday from 7:15 a.m.-race time (8:30).  The event begins and ends outside of entrance #1. Every participant receives a Woodson 5K shirt.

Questions?  djschaefer@fcps.edu

Ahoy, Parents of the Classes of 2019, 2020 and 2021!

Woodson’s All-Night Grad Party, aka Cav Cruise, needs YOUR help!

Cav Cruise is a community event that keeps our graduates off the street on a historically dangerous night. Since Fairfax County starting doing all-night grad parties, there have been no fatalities on graduation night. Woodson’s Cav Cruise is held at Oak Marr Rec Center on graduation night and is typically attended by 70-80% of the graduating class. This year’s celebration will be held on Tuesday, June 4th. 

We need about 300 volunteers to make this event a success. As of today, we still need 126 more volunteers to keep the party going!

SENIOR PARENTS:

Join us for the party after you celebrate with your Senior and family! We especially need your help with a variety of activities in the latter half of the evening. Revisit your youth and pull an all-nighter with us! We guarantee you lots of fun and caffeine!

UNDERCLASS PARENTS:

Pay it forward! We need your help with daytime slots, in particular with unloading Cav Cruise items at Oak Marr and putting up decorations. Give Senior parents the gift of time to spend with their graduate while you set up for the party. Your kindness will be greatly appreciated by all the proud Senior parents….and repaid when it’s your turn!

Sign up here to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aafaf2ca20-woodson2

Thank you in advance for all your help! We look forward to working with you on this extraordinary celebration! 

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at cavcruisedirector@woodsonptso.org.

 Lynn Barnsback and Meri Farling

Cav Cruise Co-Directors

About 50 AP World History students gathered Monday night to compete against students from around the world in the “Game of 5’s” trivia challenge to prepare for the AP test.

Performing Arts Spring Concerts

Mark your calendars for the upcoming performing arts concerts scheduled for the next few weeks.  All concerts are at 7:00 p.m. in the Woodson Auditorium.

Monday, May 20th - Jazz and Percussion Ensemble Concert

Tuesday, May 21st - Band Concert

Thursday, May 23rd - Chorus Concert

Tuesday, May 28th - Orchestra Concert

Friday, May 31st - ITS Inductions and Theatre 3/4 Performances

Friday, June 7th - Frost/Woodson Cabaret

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Many students struggle with emotional and behavioral issues that can affect their learning and overall wellness. If you have any concerns about anxiety, peer relationship problems, depression, or other social and emotional issues your child may be experiencing, please contact your school psychologist, school social worker, or school counselor. They are available for consultation and support.

Visit the Mental Health and Resiliency and Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies web pages to learn about mental health resources and fostering resiliency in your child.

CrisisText Is Available for Students 24/7

Parents: Any student who is feeling extremely overwhelmed or is in crisis can connect with CrisisText. Students just need to text “NEEDHELP” to 85511 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Please feel free to share this information as appropriate.

Ms. Springer’s English 12 students present their final Passion Projects; highlighting an area of interest or expertise.

Career Center Volunteers

Many or our W.T. Woodson Career Center (CC) Parent Volunteers are graduating this year.  CC volunteers have a unique opportunity to learn about the post-secondary research and application process during their volunteer shifts.  Parents of rising 9th and 10th grade students especially benefit because they will feel more comfortable when it is time for their students to embark on post-secondary research.  To provide consistency, volunteers are asked to commit to a shift for an entire academic year.  Interested parents can sign up at https://tinyurl.com/Vol4WTW.  Register by or before Thursday, June 6th for best consideration.

Sports Physicals for 2019-2020

With Spring upon us, it is time to start gearing up for our annual sports physical nights, and it is critical that we have an adequate number of volunteers to make it happen.

As of now, we are in dire need of physicians and HCPs to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well as the functional musculoskeletal evaluation (DPT, PTA, PTS, ATC, etc). If you are willing and able to donate your time, it is greatly appreciated. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word! Below is the event’s general information that includes the link used for volunteers to register!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu .

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s annual Sports Physical Night event will be held this year on June 10th at W.T. Woodson High School. Appointment times available are at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm.

If you are willing to help out, we will start with dinner and station setup at 4:30 p.m.  We will want everyone at their stations by 5:15 p.m.  If everything runs accordingly we should be done by 8. Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s only fundraiser for the year and how we purchase supplies. Without your support we would not be able to provide the services we do for our student-athletes. We are extremely grateful for and appreciate your commitment in helping with this event if at all possible. As always, the goal of Sports Physical Night is to provide a complete and thorough pre-participation examination screening that will provide student athletes with a valid VHSL physical for the entirety of the 2019-20 academic year. Each year it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports.

Volunteers and student athletes may register for sports physical night, and find out more information here: https://www.fcps.edu/athletic.preparticipation.screenings.

Grad Walks at WTW Pyramid ES

Seniors!! Visit your former elementary school and share this special time with students and staff! Meet in the lobby of your elementary school dressed in your cap and gown on Monday, June 3rd at the time listed below:

Canterbury Woods ES—2:00 p.m.

Fairfax Villa ES—2:00 p.m.

Little Run ES—1:30 p.m.

Mantua ES—2:00 p.m.

Oak View ES—11:40 a.m.

Olde Creek ES—2:00 p.m.

Wakefield Forrest ES—2:30 p.m.

Senior Class Information Page

Want more information about upcoming dates and events for the Class of 2019?  Visit the Senior Class Information page on the Woodson website.

AP Biology students had the opportunity to learn from a forensic anthropologist this week as part of the AP Science Speaker Series.

Woodson Weekly Feedback Survey

The Woodson Weekly is the main vehicle through which we send information to the community. 

We would like to know your feedback, what you like, what you want to see more of or less of in the weekly emails.  Please provide your feedback here:     https://forms.gle/dPXNmVPfFCoiPpEp6

Yearbook News

Yearbooks may be purchased on MySchoolBucks for $90 while supply lasts. 

Don't let this opportunity to purchase online pass you by.  Last year's yearbook sold out. 

Yearbook distribution will take place on Friday, May 24th.

If there are yearbooks left for purchase on distribution day, cash and checks will also be accepted for payment.  Please see Ms. Koby in Room D211 with orders and/or questions.

Course Requests for 2019-2020

All students have had an opportunity to complete academic advising for the 2019-2020 school year. Staffing for next year’s courses is dependent on student course selections. 

To ensure that we have accurate course registration numbers, please review your child’s requested schedule in SIS ParentVue or StudentVue (click “Course Request” on the menu on the left hand side). 

Contact your child’s school counselor by email with any schedule change requests.  Please do this as soon as possible.  If no changes are needed, you do not need to contact the counselor.  If your child applied for an academy class, he/she will be notified of the academy’s decision in the beginning of April.  If accepted, course changes, including adding the academy class to your child’s course request list, will be made at that time.  Friday, May 31st will be the last day to make course selection changes for the 2019-2020 school year.

Parents - Do you want to receive the PTSO WeMail on Tuesdays?

The Woodson PTSO publishes lots of information every Tuesday.  Are you getting those emails? 

To opt in, go to the FCPS News You Choose portal, enter your email address and click Submit. Then, choose High School --> Woodson High School --> W.T. Woodson PTSO.

FCPS Cares Program

Recognizing Woodson staff who go above and beyond!

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our Woodson staff. https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

If you are in crisis, text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911; TTY dial 711

CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077 (CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one)

Dominion Hospital Assessment and Referral Line: 703-536-2000

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679; TTY dial 711 (The Merrifield Center of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.)

Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)

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Last chance for WTW Yearbooks!

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Vision Statement
We are a school community where all students have purpose and value!

Last chance to get a yearbook!

Don't wait until distribution day to purchase your 2018-2019 WTW Yearbook!

Think you already ordered a book?  Check the list posted at the corner of A and E halls upstairs. Or visit Ms. Koby in Room D211.

You can still order a book at MySchoolBucks (link below) or bring $90 in cash or check made out to W.T. Woodson High School to Ms. Koby in Room D211.

https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home

Pre-orders end on Wednesday, May 22nd.

Distribution day is Friday, May 24th.

DON'T MISS OUT!

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

If you are in crisis, text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911; TTY dial 711

CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077 (CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one)

Dominion Hospital Assessment and Referral Line: 703-536-2000

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679; TTY dial 711 (The Merrifield Center of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.)

Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)

9525 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703.503.4600
Attendance: 703.503.4800 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Woodson Weekly - May 10th

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Woodson Weekly 
May 10th

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

Vision Statement
We are a school community where all students have purpose and value!

For Teacher Appreciation Week, students were treated to teacher anchors for the morning announcements.  Pictured here are Ms. Babcock and Ms. Forney.

Upcoming Important Dates

Now-Friday, May 17th - AP Testing

Friday, May 17th-Friday, May 31st - SOL Testing

Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day, School Holiday

Tuesday, June 4th - Early Release for underclass students; Graduation at 2:00 p.m. at EagleBank Arena, GMU (Senior Class Information)

A Message from WTW Administration

Hello Woodson Families!

This weekend is our Prom and marks less than one month until the class of 2019 graduates!    

As I reflect on the last couple years at WTW, I see many exciting successes in the classroom, on the field and on the stage.  I want to thank the families and friends who have come out to see the musical this Spring as well as to various sporting events.  I’m excited that we have 4 Cappies nominations for the work on Thoroughly Modern Millie!  

This is also Teacher Appreciation Week!   Thank you to our PTSO for a fantastic lunch; we appreciate all of the donations by parents.  If you did not have a chance to send a teacher a note, it is never too late.   We all appreciate notes of thanks and positive encouragement, especially during the end of the year.   Our staff work hard to foster a culture of success by developing the academic, social, and emotional potential of all students.  

We work daily to ensure each student at Woodson feels included, seen, valued, and appreciated as an important member of our school community.

These Friday News You Choose messages are the main vehicle through which we send information to the community.  We would like to know your feedback, what you like, what you want to see more of or less of in the weekly emails.  Please provide your feedback here:     https://forms.gle/dPXNmVPfFCoiPpEp6

Thank you… 25 days until graduation,

Dr. Floyd and the WTW Administrative Team

Attendance Calls During AP, IB and Online SOL Testing

During AP, IB and SOL testing at high schools, morning attendance telephone calls, texts and e-mails to home will not occur through Thursday, June 13th.

This temporary suspension reflects the fact that students are often in designated testing sites within the school during the normal attendance-taking time. The evening attendance telephone calls and e-mails will still remain in place.

Woodson 5K

It's time to register for the 10th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, May 18th at 8:30 a.m. at Woodson High School.  All proceeds benefit Hoste Hainse, which provides students in remote areas of Nepal the opportunity to go to school.  This is an on-going effort of Woodson senior Aayushma Bastola to raise money for this organization.

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

Register on-line – https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/announcements/5k-community-walk-and-run or through this site:  https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fairfax/WTWoodson5k

Questions?  djschaefer@fcps.edu

Students figuring out the next step in their gel electrophoresis experiment in Ms. Irish's Biology class.

Cav Cruise Needs Your Help

We need 300+ volunteers to run the All Night Grad Party, Tuesday June 4th  at Oak Marr RecCenter.  There are many shifts, starting at Noon on Monday and going until 11am Wednesday.  Most shifts are from 10pm-2am and 2am-6am during the event.

Volunteering is available to ALL PARENTS regardless of what class your child is in.  Pay it forward please, the daytime shifts need non senior parents since set up begins during the Graduation Ceremony.  SIGN UP HERE

Did you know that at Cav Cruise, the food and drinks (no alcohol) are FREE all night long?  The kids and parent volunteers will be well fed, hydrated and caffeinated!  We will have food from Chik Fil A, Papa John's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Rita's, Scoops2U (ice cream sundaes!), Victoria's Cakery, 29 Diner, Peet's Coffee, and Einstein's Bagels,as well as generous donations from Wegman's, Shoppers, Trader Joe's, Giant, Safeway and more!  

We are looking for some NON-PERISHABLE donations from now through June 4th: For your convenience, there are 3 ways to drop off food LEARN MORE & Donate

Registration for Cav Cruise continues at $100 https://www.woodsonptso.org/cavalier-cruise.html

Have Questions? merifarling@hotmail.com or  barnsback4@verizon.net

The Cav Cruise Committee would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support!

  • RIBA Construction
  • Linda Halstead of Cruise Planners
  • Eric Hotard of Event Transportation Systems
  • Merrifield Orthodontics
  • Jones Family Dentistry
  • Judy Wonus ReMax Allegiance
  • Spinal Health Group

Thank you, PTSO and 29Diner for the amazing Teacher Appreciation luncheon on Thursday.  We are thankful for all you do!

Thank you local businesses!

Thank you to all of the local businesses who donated goods and services for this year’s Teacher Appreciation Raffle.  Their contributions were generous and well received by our faculty.    

ACE Hardware Store

Giardino Italian Restaurant

Ariake Japanese Restaurant

Glory Days Grill

 

Austin Grill

Kendra Scott

 

Bertuccis

Meadow Farms

 

Burke Lake Golf Center

Paint Your Own Pottery

 

Cafe Rio

Peking Gourmet Inn

 

Cheesecake Factory

Santini's Fairfax

 

Dave and Busters

Swiss Bakery

 

Earth Treks

The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub

 

Fairfax Ice Arena

Trader Joe's

 

First Watch

University Mall Theatres

 

Gathering Grounds Cafe

Wegmans

 

 

National Merit Scholarship

Thirty students from ten Fairfax County high schools have been named winners of $2,500 scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  Scholarship winners are part of a group of approximately 2,500 National Merit finalists chosen to receive scholarships primarily financed by the NMSC.  

Woodson's winner is Kelly Huang and her probable area of study is chemistry.

Each of the FCPS winners received a scholarship supported by the NMSC’s own funds. Winners are chosen by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, not the school district.

Grad Walks at WTW Pyramid ES

Seniors!! Visit your former elementary school and share this special time with students and staff! Meet in the lobby of your elementary school dressed in your cap and gown on Monday, June 3rd at the time listed below:

Canterbury Woods ES—2:00 p.m.

Fairfax Villa ES—2:00 p.m.

Little Run ES—1:30 p.m.

Mantua ES—2:00 p.m.

Oak View ES—11:40 a.m.

Olde Creek ES—2:00 p.m.

Wakefield Forrest ES—2:30 p.m.

Senior Class Information Page

Want more information about upcoming dates and events for the Class of 2019?  Visit the Senior Class Information page on the Woodson website.

The Cappies Nominations

The 2019 Cappies nominations were announced and the following Woodson students were nominated for their work in Thoroughly Modern Millie:

Sara Willcox, Supporting Actress in a Musical
Eric Tysarczyk, Male Vocalist
Gin Choi, Featured Actor
The Hotel Staff (Sara Willcox, Gin Choi, Dylan Dipasupil), Ensemble in a Musical

Winners will be announced at the annual ceremony on Monday, May 27th at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.

Woodson Weekly Feedback Survey

The Woodson Weekly is the main vehicle through which we send information to the community. 

We would like to know your feedback, what you like, what you want to see more of or less of in the weekly emails.  Please provide your feedback here:     https://forms.gle/dPXNmVPfFCoiPpEp6

Sports Physicals for 2019-2020

With Spring upon us, it is time to start gearing up for our annual sports physical nights, and it is critical that we have an adequate number of volunteers to make it happen.

As of now, we are in dire need of physicians and HCPs to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well as the functional musculoskeletal evaluation (DPT, PTA, PTS, ATC, etc). If you are willing and able to donate your time, it is greatly appreciated. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word! Below is the event’s general information that includes the link used for volunteers to register!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu .

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s annual Sports Physical Night event will be held this year on June 10th at W.T. Woodson High School. Appointment times available are at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm.

If you are willing to help out, we will start with dinner and station setup at 4:30 p.m.  We will want everyone at their stations by 5:15 p.m.  If everything runs accordingly we should be done by 8. Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s only fundraiser for the year and how we purchase supplies. Without your support we would not be able to provide the services we do for our student-athletes. We are extremely grateful for and appreciate your commitment in helping with this event if at all possible. As always, the goal of Sports Physical Night is to provide a complete and thorough pre-participation examination screening that will provide student athletes with a valid VHSL physical for the entirety of the 2019-20 academic year. Each year it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports.

Volunteers and student athletes may register for sports physical night, and find out more information here: https://www.fcps.edu/athletic.preparticipation.screenings.

Yearbook News

Yearbooks may be purchased on MySchoolBucks for $90 while supply lasts. 

Don't let this opportunity to purchase online pass you by.  Last year's yearbook sold out. 

Yearbook distribution will take place on Friday, May 24th.

If there are yearbooks left for purchase on distribution day, cash and checks will also be accepted for payment.  Please see Ms. Koby in Room D211 with orders and/or questions.

Standards of Learning Test Schedules for Students Observing Ramadan

This year, the main Standards of Learning (SOL) testing window has significant overlaps with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting. The SOL testing window begins for high schools on Monday, April 29, and for elementary and middle schools on Monday, May 6. All schools must complete SOL make-up tests and retakes by Friday, June 7. Ramadan begins the evening of Sunday, May 5, and ends with Eid-al-Fitr on Wednesday, June 5.

FCPS welcomes and encourages engagement with parents and guardians of students affected by this overlap. School staff will work with parents and guardians to make schedule adjustments or determine how best to address students’ needs. For example, it may be possible to schedule testing early in the day when energy levels are likely to be highest.

If you have a child in an SOL grade-level who will be fasting to observe Ramadan this year, notify the principal or school counselor to take advantage of possible scheduling options.

View more ideas and tips to prepare for upcoming testing during Ramadan.

SOL Season - Personal Electronic Devices are Prohibited

As SOL season is approaching, we want to remind families that electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) are prohibited inside the SOL testing environment.  

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.  In past instances, a student’s access to a personal device in the testing environment has been identified as attempted cheating, please don’t let this happen to you!

Let’s work together to create a positive and safe testing environment for everyone.

For the full testing schedule, please visit the Woodson Testing Calendar site.

Course Requests for 2019-2020

All students have had an opportunity to complete academic advising for the 2019-2020 school year. Staffing for next year’s courses is dependent on student course selections. 

To ensure that we have accurate course registration numbers, please review your child’s requested schedule in SIS ParentVue or StudentVue (click “Course Request” on the menu on the left hand side). 

Contact your child’s school counselor by email with any schedule change requests.  Please do this as soon as possible.  If no changes are needed, you do not need to contact the counselor.  If your child applied for an academy class, he/she will be notified of the academy’s decision in the beginning of April.  If accepted, course changes, including adding the academy class to your child’s course request list, will be made at that time.  Friday, May 31st will be the last day to make course selection changes for the 2019-2020 school year.

Parents - Do you want to receive the PTSO WeMail on Tuesdays?

The Woodson PTSO publishes lots of information every Tuesday.  Are you getting those emails? 

To opt in, go to the FCPS News You Choose portal, enter your email address and click Submit. Then, choose High School --> Woodson High School --> W.T. Woodson PTSO.

FCPS Cares Program

Recognizing Woodson staff who go above and beyond!

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our Woodson staff. https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

If you are in crisis, text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911; TTY dial 711

CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077 (CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one)

Dominion Hospital Assessment and Referral Line: 703-536-2000

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679; TTY dial 711 (The Merrifield Center of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.)

Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)

9525 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703.503.4600
Attendance: 703.503.4800 | Web | FacebookTwitter

Woodson Weekly - May 3rd

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Woodson Weekly 
May 3rd

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

Vision Statement
We are a school community where all students have purpose and value!

Woodson Buddies celebrating Day Prom on Wednesday, May 1st.

Upcoming Important Dates

Monday, May 6th-Friday, May 17th - AP Testing

Friday, May 17th-Friday, May 31st - SOL Testing

Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day, School Holiday

Tuesday, June 4th - Early Release for underclass students; Graduation at 2:00 p.m. at EagleBank Arena, GMU (Senior Class Information)

AP Testing begins Monday

AP Testing begins Monday, May 6th.  Here are a few reminders:

  • All students taking AM tests will meet at 7:30 a.m. in Cafeteria A. Students taking PM tests this week will meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Dance Studio (Environmental Science, French, Physics, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, and Statistics) or in the Auditorium Lobby (Psychology and Computer Science).
  • Students should eat before arriving for the test. Students who have 2 tests in one day need to bring a quick lunch to eat between the exams. All students are encouraged to bring a snack to place on a table at the front of the room but may not have any food or drink while testing.
  • No electronic devices of any kind are allowed in the testing room (unless the test has an approved calculator).
  • Students need to bring two #2 pencils and a blue/black pen to your exam. No mechanical pencils, highlighters or colored pens are allowed.
  • Please contact the AP teacher if you have any other questions.
Early Checkouts from School

The Attendance Office cannot accept calls for early checkouts from May 6th thru the end of the year due to AP, SOL and final exam testing.

ALL students MUST present a note from a parent to the Attendance Office at the beginning of the day to receive a check out pass.

Attendance procedures and forms are available on line at:  http://Woodsonhs.fcps.edu/about-us/attendance.

Woodson Drama Presents the Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie

Woodson Drama's Thoroughly Modern Millie continues through this weekend.

Tickets at the door will be general admission only. If you want to choose your seats, please buy your tickets on-line.

Cast your “peepers” on this video to see the talented “canaries” and “hoofers” rehearsing for this grand musical production.  It’s sure to be the “Bees Knees!"

Hope to see ya there, “Mugs!"

For more information, please visit wtwdrama.org.

Peach Fuzz

Saturday, May 4th is the annual Peach Fuzz volleyball games in the Main gym! Come cheer your class wearing the best Hawaiian shirt you got!

The freshmen Vs. sophomore game will be at 5:30. The junior Vs. senior game will be at 6:30, and the Championship game will be at 7:30.  Bring your student ID for free entry or pay $5 at the door.

Today was the annual activities fair at Frost MS.  Woodson students shared information about all the clubs and activities available in high school.

Partners for Safe Teen Driving - Last Chance!

Attention all 10th Grade Families:

The last Partners for Safe Teen Driving program offered here at Woodson this school year is coming up on Monday, May 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  Please arrive on time.

If a teen and their parent have yet to attend one of these mandatory programs, they should make every effort to attend this one.  Students who are enrolled in classroom driver education this school year are required to attend with a parent/guardian. 

Parents of ninth graders will attend next school year when their student is in 10th grade.  

Bringing a Guest to Prom

If you are planning to bring a guest from another school to the Woodson Prom on Saturday, May 11th, you must complete a guest application form.  These forms are now available in the main office. 

The completed application must be submitted to your administrator by Wednesday, May 8th.

Free Prom Dresses

Does your teen need a dress for Prom? Do you know someone that might need one?  Prom is coming up on Saturday, May 11th.

If yes, please send them to Mrs. Sussy Tomer’s office, A139, setomer@fcps.edu.  She is at Woodson on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Students in Visual Communications class are enthusiastic to learn the process of creating a news show with the new HD TV Studio equipment.  Thank you to the PTSO grant program for making this new studio possible!

Woodson 5K

It’s time to register for the 10th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, May 18th at 8:30 a.m. at Woodson High School.  All proceeds benefit Hoste Hainse, which provides students in remote areas of Nepal the opportunity to go to school.  This is an on-going effort of Woodson senior Aayushma Bastola to raise money for this organization.

Woodson students can register for only $20, but must register in person and drop off forms in Room A133 or through MySchoolBucks.

Other Members of the Woodson Community may also register on-line or mail-in registration forms.  Registration will take place up until race time. The event begins and ends outside of entrance #1. Every participant receives a Woodson 5K shirt.

If you want to mail the form directly to Woodson use the form located on Blackboard.

Register on-line – https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/announcements/5k-community-walk-and-run or through this site:  https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fairfax/WTWoodson5k

Questions?  djschaefer@fcps.edu

On Saturday, April 27th the Javaliers (Computer Science Club) participated in the annual Lockheed Martin Code Quest competition in Bethesda, MD with two teams each placing 3rd in their respective divisions. Pictured above is the Advanced Computer Science team.

Fairfax Symphony All-Stars

Seventeen students were named Fairfax Symphony 2019 All-Stars via a competitive audition process.  Students selected to the program receive personalized mentoring and coaching from Fairfax Symphony musicians.  

All-Stars from Woodson HS are Anna Paek, violin and Nick Brenner, cello.

Congratulations, Mr. Morgan

Woodson Band Director, Aaron Morgan was one of the recipients of this year's Wolf Trap Grant.

Wolf Trap Grants are awarded to individual public high school teachers in the performing arts for instruction leading to student performance. Selected teachers for the 2018-2019 school year each received a grant of $5,000.

Many artists and arts lovers trace their initial spark of interest back to a high school performing arts teacher. It’s from them that they learned to express themselves, assert their individuality, collaborate with others—and most of all, discover that distinct sense of excitement and possibility many of us only get from the performing arts. And so, Wolf Trap rewards the teachers who make it all possible—particularly those creating innovative new programs. 

To read more about the grants and Mr. Morgan's accomplishments visit the Wolf Trap Grant page.

Programming Class News

Since the beginning of the year, Ms. Millsap's Programming Class has learned skills in the areas of web development, Java, and Python. 

The fourth quarter was set aside for students to work on coding projects that inspire them or serve others in our community.  We have many students who are budding game developers.  Some highlights from the game development area include modding the 1993 game Doom by adding additional scenes and including newer software developments.  We have one student who is developing a game from scratch using the Dr. Seuss characters and text from Green Eggs and Ham. 

Finally, in an ambitious project, we have a team of boys who are extending their home based projects of creating a virtual reality game using Blender and Unity.  Our classes includes two students exploring crytopology and writing industry based ciphers. 

Students are enjoying the freedom and choice they were given here in the fourth quarter.  We are calling this Project 4!

Standards of Learning Test Schedules for Students Observing Ramadan

This year, the main Standards of Learning (SOL) testing window has significant overlaps with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting. The SOL testing window begins for high schools on Monday, April 29, and for elementary and middle schools on Monday, May 6. All schools must complete SOL make-up tests and retakes by Friday, June 7. Ramadan begins the evening of Sunday, May 5, and ends with Eid-al-Fitr on Wednesday, June 5.

FCPS welcomes and encourages engagement with parents and guardians of students affected by this overlap. School staff will work with parents and guardians to make schedule adjustments or determine how best to address students’ needs. For example, it may be possible to schedule testing early in the day when energy levels are likely to be highest.

If you have a child in an SOL grade-level who will be fasting to observe Ramadan this year, notify the principal or school counselor to take advantage of possible scheduling options.

View more ideas and tips to prepare for upcoming testing during Ramadan.

SOL Season - Personal Electronic Devices are Prohibited

As SOL season is approaching, we want to remind families that electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) are prohibited inside the SOL testing environment.  

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.  In past instances, a student’s access to a personal device in the testing environment has been identified as attempted cheating, please don’t let this happen to you!

Let’s work together to create a positive and safe testing environment for everyone.

For the full testing schedule, please visit the Woodson Testing Calendar site.

Sports Physicals for 2019-2020

Believe it or not, it is time to start planning for the 2019-2020 school year.  The first step toward eligibility to participate in any preseason or afterschool athletic event is to complete a sports physical on an official VHSL Pre-participation Physical Examination (PPE) form (only version FEB2017 will be accepted). 

The Woodson High School Athletic Training Department will be offering sports physicals at Woodson High School on Monday, June 10th. This successfully completed physical will be good for all sports and out of season practices (green days, yellow days, weight room workouts) for the 2019-2020 school year. 

This event is a fundraiser for the Woodson High School Athletic Training Department and goes to support the athletes at Woodson High School.  The cost of the physical is $50 when you register online

We are always looking for medical and non-medical volunteers to assist us for the event. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Mr. Hogge at chogge@fcps.edu, or click on the registration link to sign up. 

Don’t forget the student and parent concussion education must also be completed annually!!

Yearbook News

Starting today, yearbooks may be purchased on MySchoolBucks for $90 while supply lasts. 

Don't let this opportunity to purchase online pass you by.  Last year's yearbook sold out. 

Yearbook distribution will take place on Friday, May 24th.

If there are yearbooks left for purchase on distribution day, cash and checks will also be accepted for payment.  Please see Ms. Koby in Room D205 with orders and/or questions.

Course Requests for 2019-2020

All students have had an opportunity to complete academic advising for the 2019-2020 school year. Staffing for next year’s courses is dependent on student course selections. 

To ensure that we have accurate course registration numbers, please review your child’s requested schedule in SIS ParentVue or StudentVue (click “Course Request” on the menu on the left hand side). 

Contact your child’s school counselor by email with any schedule change requests.  Please do this as soon as possible.  If no changes are needed, you do not need to contact the counselor.  If your child applied for an academy class, he/she will be notified of the academy’s decision in the beginning of April.  If accepted, course changes, including adding the academy class to your child’s course request list, will be made at that time.  Friday, May 31st will be the last day to make course selection changes for the 2019-2020 school year.

Senior Class Information Page

Want more information about upcoming dates and events for the Class of 2019?  Visit the Senior Class Information page on the Woodson website.

Parents - Do you want to receive the PTSO WeMail on Tuesdays?

The Woodson PTSO publishes lots of information every Tuesday.  Are you getting those emails? 

To opt in, go to the FCPS News You Choose portal, enter your email address and click Submit. Then, choose High School --> Woodson High School --> W.T. Woodson PTSO.

FCPS Cares Program

Recognizing Woodson staff who go above and beyond!

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story so we can all acknowledge the good work of our Woodson staff. https://www.fcps.edu/careers/employee-recognition-programs/fcps-cares-program

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

If you are in crisis, text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911; TTY dial 711

CrisisLink Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077 (CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one)

Dominion Hospital Assessment and Referral Line: 703-536-2000

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679; TTY dial 711 (The Merrifield Center of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention.)

Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)

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