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- SCHEDULE REMINDERS
- PTSO NEWS
- WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
- WOODSON CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
- CAVS SPORTS
- RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
- SCHOOL YEAR-END CHECKLIST
- FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
- REPEAT INFORMATION FOR REFERENCE
Tuesday, May 9 - Virtual PTSO Meeting; 6:00 p.m. - Link under PTSO News
Monday, May 8 - Friday, May 12 - Teacher Appreciation Week
Friday, May 12 - Teacher Appreciation Snack Wagon - Details under PTSO News
Through Friday, May 12 - AP Testing - Details under Woodson News & Events
Through Wednesday, May 17 - SOL Testing - Details under Woodson News & Events
Friday, May 26 - Student Appreciation Day - Cookies needed! - Details under PTSO News
Monday, May 29 - School Holiday; Memorial Day
Tuesday, June 6 - Graduation for the Class of 2023, 7:30pm EagleBank Arena; Underclass students dismiss at 10:30am
Friday, June 16 - Last Day of School; Early Release
FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar
Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar
May PTSO Meeting TONIGHT
The final PTSO meeting of the school year is Tuesday, May 9. The virtual meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. Click here to join the meeting
Teacher Appreciation Snack Wagon This Friday
To wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week, the PTSO will be hosting a Snack Wagon for our wonderful, hard-working teachers this Friday, 12 May. THANK YOU to those who have already signed up to contribute to items.
If you’d like to sign up, it’s not too late! We’re still in need of beverages, cookies, and “Surprise Us!” Click here for details and sign up slots!
Non-perishables can be dropped off at the Woodson front office during the afternoon of May 11th. Perishable items (and late non-perishables) can be dropped off before 9:00 a.m. on May 12th.
Cookies Needed for Student Appreciation Day
Woodson Student Government and the PTSO are holding a Student Appreciation Day on Friday, May 26.
We’re looking for parents to provide (bake or buy) cookies, 2 per Ziploc bag. The minimum signup contribution is 2 dozen cookies, but we’re in need of 2,000 total cookies so feel free to sign up for several dozen! Click here to sign up for regular and/or gluten free cookie contributions!
The bags of cookies can be delivered to Woodson’s front office all day on Thursday, May 25. Student government will give out the cookies during lunch on the 26th.
Show our kids some love through cookies!
Are You a Night Owl? Volunteers Needed for Cav Cruise
Cav Cruise, the all-night grad party, is approaching fast! A fun-filled celebration for Woodson’s graduates is being planned for Tuesday, June 6 into the morning of Wednesday, June 7, at the St. James.
Over 200 adult volunteers are needed to pull off this memorable night for the Class of 2023!
Thank you to those who have already signed up. There are many volunteer slots still open - especially the 1:00-5:00 a.m. timeframe. So if you’re a night owl and want to be part of this special event, please sign up here!
Questions? Email [email protected]
WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
Say "Thank You!" to Your Favorite Teacher
It’s Teacher Appreciation Week!
You can submit a recorded message thanking and celebrating our school’s amazing teachers and staff. Your video message may be selected to share with our teachers and community on FCPS’ website and social media channels throughout Teacher Appreciation Week.
More information and a submission form are available online. Please be aware that the submission form requires a Google account. If you do not have a Google account and wish to be part of the celebration, share your messages on social media and tag FCPS on Facebook or Instagram.
Join the Woodson XC and Track Team for a Distance Twilight Meet
The Woodson Cross Country and Track teams are hosting a track meet that will have a portion open to the community on Friday, May 12th at 6:30pm. There will be a middle school heat, a Woodson student heat, and an open community heat for all comers of the 1 mile run.
The entry fee to the meet is $5 which makes spectators eligible for the 1 mile community heats. All you need to do is place your name on the registration list at the check-in table. Please arrive no later than 1 hour prior to the anticipated start of the race.
Before and after the community run, enjoy the HS meet and see our athletes compete along with local high schools.
Anticipated Schedule below - Girls followed by Boys
6:30pm - Girls Fr/So 1600m
6:40pm - Boys Fr/So 1600m
7:00pm - Girls Varsity 1600m
7:10pm - Boys Varsity 1600m
7:30 - Open Middle School Student 1600m Mixed
7:40 - Open Woodson Student 1600m Mixed
7:50 - Parents/Coaches/Open 1600m Mixed
8:00pm - Girls Varsity 800m8:05pm - Boy Varsity 800m
8:10pm - Varsity 3200m
8:25pm - Girls Varsity 400m
8:35pm - Boys Varsity 400m
Questions, contact Garrett Kroner at [email protected]
Spring 2023 SOL Testing
SOL Season - Laptops and Personal Electronic Devices
Students may not have access to their electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) in the SOL testing environment, except in the case of a documented medical need. Please be aware that any personal devices carried into the testing environment will be subject to the school’s established procedures for addressing this as a test security concern.
The remaining SOL Testing Dates are:
Monday, May 15th - Biology
Spring 2023 Advanced Placement (AP) Testing
Tuesday, May 16th - Algebra I & Algebra 2
Wednesday, May 17th – Geometry
AP Testing has continues this week. Students should report to Cafeteria B for morning exams no later than 7:45AM. Students should report for afternoon exams no later than 11:45AM to the Auditorium Lobby or Cav Hall. Students taking afternoon exams will not finish testing until 4:00PM. Please plan your transportation accommodations accordingly.
Only students with Woodson Parking Permits may park in school lots for AP testing.
Students may NOT bring backpacks, cell phones, smartwatches, etc. to AP testing rooms. Students must make arrangements to leave these items at home or in cars or lockers. Teachers and administrators are not responsible for student belongings.
No Morning Attendance Calls
In order to accommodate the expanded student testing windows for SOLs and AP tests, morning attendance calls, texts, and e-mails will be suspended during the AP and SOL testing windows for middle and high schools only. Evening attendance notification will continue as normally scheduled.
Morning attendance notifications will be suspended from May 1st through June 2nd.
Additionally, all attendance notifications will be suspended for elementary, middle, and high on the last day of school.
Counselors have been busy supporting seniors with their post-secondary plans while working with all students to finish the year off on a positive note!
Senior students visited NOVA on April 24th and learned about the registration process and services offered while getting a tour of the campus.
Senior Surveys will take place May 16th & 17th. Counselors will meet with seniors in their Government classes to facilitate the completion of this survey for all seniors. On May 22nd students in online Government classes, and those seniors not taking Government this year, will complete the Senior Survey.
Junior Focus Day will take place May 18th! This is an in-house field trip for all Juniors that will take place during 1st and 3rd periods. A number of guest speakers will be on hand to facilitate sessions and present on topics including: College Applications, NOVA, Common Application, College Essay Writing, Admissions Officers Panel, Military Info, Apprenticeships, Employment, and Financial Aid for College.
Wellness lessons for Sophomores will continue in Health classes for 4th Quarter to review the Signs of Suicide information, and also remind students how to access supports for mental health. Sophomores who have already had Health in quarters 1, 2, or 3, have already received this information.
Additionally, please know that counselors will be proctoring AP exams May 1st – May 12th and may have limited availability and longer response times to emails. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
We’re excited to continue to partner with parents/guardians in support of our students. Here’s to a great 4th quarter and a strong finish to the school year!
Senior Class News - THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!
Please mark your calendar for the upcoming events below. We are looking forward to celebrating our Class of 2023!
Celebrate Your Plan Day will be on Monday, May 15th during all lunches (11:20 am - 1:20 pm) in the Auditorium Lobby. What is your plan after High School? Employment, College, Trade School, Military Service, Gap Year...? We want to celebrate you and all of the different post-secondary plans! Celebrate Your Plan Day (formerly known as Balloon Day) has been a Woodson tradition for many years. Seniors will post paper balloons, with their plans written on them, on the windows in the Auditorium Lobby where they will be on display until after graduation. We’ll also have some treats available for seniors as well. We can’t wait to celebrate our seniors!!!
Grad Walks at WTW Pyramid ES
Seniors!! Save the date to visit your former elementary school and share your graduation with students and staff! Meet in the lobby of your elementary school dressed in your cap and gown on the following dates and times:
Little Run- Thursday, June 1st 2:30pmFairfax Villa - Friday, June 2nd at 3pmOlde Creek-Friday, June 2nd 2:30pmOak View – Monday, June 5th at 10:30amCanterbury Woods - Monday, June 5th at 2:30pmMantua – Monday, June 5th 2:30pmWakefield Forest – June 5th 2:30pm
For our military dependent graduating seniors!!
We know it may not be possible for you to visit your former elementary school. Maybe you have moved once, maybe more than 12 times! We see you. We want to honor you. We will have a Grad Walk at Woodson TBD.
The Senior Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 2, 2023, 9:45 – 11:15 am in the Woodson Auditorium. We look forward to further celebrating our Class of 2023 by recognizing their academic achievements, U.S. Service Academy appointments and ROTC scholarships, military enlistments, as well as our Woodson faculty and leadership awards. Seniors who report receipt of a scholarship will have their name and scholarship (but not the amount) listed on a rolling slide and in our printed program. To report a scholarship, seniors should complete this survey. The survey closes on May 24, and can only be access by students, who must use their fcpsschools.net account to access it.
We ask that Seniors only report scholarships that they are actually using…not every scholarship they may have earned in total. Personal invitations will go out no later than May 24th to students who are receiving an award at the ceremony. All seniors, regardless of whether they are receiving an award or not, are invited to join us to celebrate their classmates. Dress code for the ceremony is business casual.
Please email our College & Career Specialist, Christine Lieb-Mosley, at [email protected] or our Director of Student Services, Josh Peters, at [email protected] if you have any questions about the awards ceremony.
There's a lot of information on the Senior Class webpage - Final exam schedule, graduation rehearsal, prom, and more!
Senior Prom Tickets and Guest Form
The Woodson Senior Prom, Enchanted Forest, will be held this Saturday, May 13th at Westwood Country Club (800 Maple Ave E, Vienna).
Prom tickets will be sold during all lunches through Friday, May 12th. Tickets are $75 each. Students can purchase tickets with debit or credit cards, cash, or check (made to Woodson HS).
All student financial obligations must be met before a student is able to purchase their ticket or a ticket is purchased for them, including parking tickets, library fees, senior dues, course fees and tech fees.
If you plan to bring a guest to prom who is not a Woodson student, please complete the Prom Guest Application and turn it in to your administrator by Wednesday, May 10th for approval.
Prom Guest Applications must be approved before a ticket can be purchased for the guest. Forms may be picked up from the main office.
WOODSON CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
We hoped the community enjoyed the talented voices of many chorus students in the theater department’s production of Little Shop of Horrors. If you missed it, you still have two chances to catch the show - Friday, May 12 at 7pm and Sunday, May 14 at 7pm.
All choral parents are encouraged to attend the final Chorus Booster meeting and election at 7pm on Wednesday, May 17 in the chorus room. Lastly, get excited for the final chorus concert of the year at 7pm on Tuesday, May 23 and the choral awards banquet from 6-9pm on Tuesday, May 30.
Little Shop of Horrors is the dark rock musical that grabbed audiences in the 80’s, and now it’s back at Woodson and bigger than ever! The musical centers on a hapless flower shop worker, Seymour, and his new exotic plant that happens to have a...particular diet. The mere presence of the plant in the window quickly brings traffic to the small shop, and the owner, Mushnik, promotes Seymour because of it. Seymour even finally catches the interest of Audrey, his coworker who's been stuck in a relationship with a sadistic dentist, Orin. All, it seems, because of the plant. But the plant's appetite continues to grow and grow. And it demands MORE! Surely this Faustian thing will stay in its pot and not cause trouble as long as Seymour keeps it happy, right?
LAST TWO Performances:
Friday, May 12th at 7pm
Sunday, May 14th at 7pm
Tickets available online at wtwdrama.org!
Woodson Color Guard
Tryout for Color Guard for next school year!
Woodson UNICEF Club
The Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County began in 2006 to encourage people to think more about peace as both a means and an end, and to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Every year, the high schools in Fairfax County are asked to select one junior or senior, or a group of students, whose work has promoted peace. The project is organized by volunteers and funded by donations from 17 secular and religious sponsoring organizations.
The Woodson's UNICEF Club (Sophia Huh, Katelyn Tran, Jacqueline Truong, and Roen Dioquino) supports children in need around the world, defending their rights, and helping them live fulfilling lives. Monthly meetings of the club have raised student awareness through presentations and discussions on issues like child immunization, the Ukraine crisis, and gender equality. In the past year, the club has raised money for UNICEF’s annual Trick-or-Treat campaign that helps underprivileged children around the world with health care, safe water and sanitation, education, and emergency relief.
The club also recently organized a winter clothing drive for low-income families in the area and has sent “Letters and Artwork for Hope” to Ukrainian refugee children and also to pediatric patients at Inova hospitals.
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
The Woodson Boys Varsity Lacrosse team had its last regular season game last week against West Potomac. The Cavs were looking to exact a bit of revenge after having their season end last year in the Regional semi-finals when West Potomac won in an agonizing triple overtime game. The boys started slow, going down by three goals. The team battled back and were even leading 7-6 in the third quarter. Unfortunately, West Potomac took the lead 12-11 late in the fourth quarter. The Wolverines smartly were able to keep possession and run out the clock to preserve a hard fought victory.
The team kept their heads high and looked ahead to District playoffs. The Cavs squared off against the three-seed Spartans of West Springfield. On a mild spring night under a full moon, the Cavs were down 1-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Woodson offense sprung to life with two beautiful goals by Senior Leo Lee. Junior Cameron Marks added to the goal scoring and also took a strong shot that was going wide of the West Springfield goalie. But on May the Fourth, the Force was with the Cavs in the form of Freshman Shannon Force as he spied the shot going wide and amazingly had the skill and concentration to slap it into the goal like a hockey shot. Leo Lee kept up his offensive tour de force with yet another goal, giving him his first hat-trick of the season. Cameron Marks also had one more goal for a half-time score of 6-3.
West Springfield went on a tear as they scored four unanswered goals to take the lead at 9-8. Freshman Roman Braswell hustled to a rebounded shot and slammed it into the goal to end the scoring drought. The game was then tied 9-9 and the Spartans had the ball with 90 seconds left. The Cavs stellar Defense of Evan Barnard, Matt Hyder, Luke Tryon, Soren Ebbeson, Tanner Watts, Nate Lester and Goalie Aidan Dash took it to another level to withstand a barrage of West Springfield assaults on goal and were impressively able to preserve the tie and push the game to overtime.
Junior Andrew Brewington out-dueled his Spartan counterpart at face-off and vitally procured the ball. The Cavs immediately called time-out to draw up the play they hoped would win the game. Cameron Marks started the possession with the ball, took it behind the goal and then quickly passed it to Senior Captain Walker Smith. Walker came under pressure but ably got the ball to Senior Chris Kang. Chris darted back and forth before getting the ball back to Cameron Marks who immediately made his move toward the goal. The Spartans converged on Cameron, smacked him with their sticks and illegally pushed him to the ground - provoking a penalty flag. In lacrosse, like in hockey, you keep playing when a penalty is called until there is a change of possession. Cameron saw the flag but decided he wanted to end the game here and now. He rapidly got back up, pushed through three West Springfield defenders, turned and ripped a pretty left-handed shot into the bottom-left of the goal. Cameron raised his arms in sudden-death victory and ran to the middle of the field where he was enveloped in a dog-pile of celebrating teammates. Another exciting team win by Boys Varsity!!!
Woodson fell to two-seed Lake Braddock in the Patriot District Semifinals. The Cavs now move onto Regional playoffs. LET’S GO CAVS!!!
On April 25, the Cavaliers hosted the West Springfield Spartans, the second place team in the Patriot District. Senior Co-Captain Ben Smallwood got the start for Woodson and made quick work of the visiting Spartans in the first two innings.
Woodson rallied in the fourth when Senior Ian Santamauro stroked his team-leading 10th double of the season. Senior Co-Captain Brandon Shelhorse followed by launching a rocket over the centerfield fence, for his team-leading 4th home run of the year, knotting things at two. The Spartans went back on top in the 5th, and the Cavaliers tried to rally after a lead-off double by Moore and a one-out single by Junior Ethan Conklin. However, a double play ended that threat. Woodson also managed two base runners in the 6th, but were unable to push the tying run across. In the 3-2 loss, Santamauro and Conklin had two hits each for Woodson. Pitcher Smallwood threw another gem, working seven innings and giving up just six hits, and two earned runs and striking out five and walking none. Smallwood lowered his earned run average to 2.67 in the process.
The Cavaliers then faced the undefeated Lake Braddock Bruins. Lake Braddock used a two-run homer to jump out on top 2-0 after one, and scored two more in the second. The Cavaliers rallied in the 4th, using two singles by Gordon and Santamauro, a sacrifice fly off the bat of Shelhorse, and a booming double by Junior Co-Captain Andrew Perks to pull within two at 4-2. Moore started for Woodson and did a good job holding the Bruins down for three innings and keeping the game close. However, the bats of the Bruins were too much, as they scored six runs over the next three innings to pull away for the 10-2 win. For Woodson, Shelhorse drove in his team-leading 22nd run of the season, while Santamauro notched another hit, boosting his team-high average to .510.
The Woodson JV baseball team earned a 4-2 victory on May 4 against the visiting Alexandria City Titans. The Cavs relied on flawless defense, timely hitting, and a gem of a performance from pitcher Brody Walkinshaw.
The Titans jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. But the Cavs quickly rallied in the bottom half of the frame. Shortstop Nicholas Prabhakar reached base on a walk, and then advanced to third on left fielder Nicholas Smith’s line drive single to right. Then the Cavs got aggressive on the base paths. Prabhakar stole home to tie the game, while Smith stole second then advanced to third on an error. Second baseman Gunnar Greenlee’s RBI brought Smith in to score, giving the Cavaliers a 2-1 lead heading into the second inning.
The middle innings of the game were dominated by the defenses. Walkinshaw retired 11 of the next 12 Titans’ batters, and then worked out of trouble in the fifth. In the top of that frame, the Titans threatened to tie or take the lead with runners on second and third and two outs. But Walkinshaw coaxed a ground ball to third, where Bryce Goltry made a nice play on the ball and threw across the diamond to first baseman Barrett Pullen for the third out, ending the inning.
In the top of the sixth, the Titans seemed poised to break the game open. They tied the score at 2 and had a runner on third with two outs. The next batter hit a deep fly ball down the third base line that appeared to be an extra base hit that would give the Titans the lead. But left fielder Smith turned on the jets, tracked down the ball, and made a sprinting, twisting catch to preserve the tie heading into the bottom of the sixth.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Cavs’ bats got working. Prabhakar singled to right, and then Smith singled to left, advancing Prabhakar to second. Goltry then put the ball in play down the third base side, and both Prabhakar and Smith scored on the play, giving the Cavs a 4-2 lead.
The Titans threatened again in the top of the seventh. The first batter singled, and then advanced to second on a fielder’s choice. Ultimately, though, Walkinshaw and battery mate Timothy Lee worked out of trouble just as they had all game. With two outs, a runner on second and the tying run at the plate, the Cavs clinched the victory on a flyout to left.
Walkinshaw’s final line sparkled – a complete game, 102 pitch, 3 strikeout masterpiece. The defense was stout; Smith, Evan Honeysett, and Jack McSorley patrolled the outfield, while Pullen, Greenlee, Prabhakar and Goltry worked with Walkinshaw and Lee to lock down the infield. Yariel Landestoy provided good at bats as the designated hitter, while Ray Rivera offered late inning defensive prowess. It was a complete team effort and a great win.
The boys tennis team had an undefeated regular season and clinched the Patriot District title! They will advance to Regional team quarterfinals next week after receiving 1st and 2nd round byes this week.
Ryan Battaglia advanced to the Patriot District singles finals; and Nam Duong and Ryan Battaglia advanced to the district doubles finals. Both finals matches will be played today, Tuesday, May 9, at Fairfax. Singles at 3:30, followed by doubles. (Raindate is Wednesday, May 10). Come out to cheer on our Cavs and see great tennis!
Congratulations to graduating seniors Vincent Lee and Nam Duong, pictured below on Senior Night with Coach Carr.
Day 1 of the Virginia State Rowing Championships found 5 different boats representing Woodson; Women’s 3rd Varsity, Novice 8+, Novice 4+ and Men’s 3rd and 4th Varsity. We are proud to report that your Women’s 3rd Varsity and Novice 8+ are STATE CHAMPIONS, winning their races by a landfall. The Women’s 3rd Varsity won with a time of 5:50.3, besting the 2nd place Langley boat by 0:10.2. The Women’s Novice 8+ rowed a 5:54.5, besting the 2nd placeSouth County by 0:04.5 The women’s Novice 4+, which was only recently put together, took 4th place in their heat with a time of 7:19.6
The Men’s team also had great success with the Men’s 3rd Varsity coming in 6th in the state. The Men’s 4th Varsity, which is composed of a combination of first time and experienced rowers, came in second in the state by a margin of 0:00.1!! It was a nail biter of a race.
Look for the 2 new trophies in the case next time you’re at the school!
Day 2 of the Virginia State Rowing Championships takes place on Saturday, May 13 at Sandy Run Training facility in Fairfax Station, VA. Woodson will be represented by the 1st and 2nd Varsity boats for both the Men’s and Women’s teams. Please wish them luck as we #PullForWoodson!
The Woodson Varsity Softball team celebrated Senior Night on Friday honoring its three graduating Seniors, Ally Geronime (#8), Elizabeth Schneider (#9) and Sarah Banker (#10).
Unfortunately, Woodson fell short losing to West Potomac 9-3. Woodson was led by the bat of Sam Klein who went 2-3 including a 2-run triple. Banker, Emma Fleming, and Syd Huffman also contributed with 2 hits apiece. Ceci Temple, pitching in relief, allowed only 1 run on 5 hits in the final 5 innings.
Earlier in the week, the Cavs traveled to Alexandria to face the Titans. Woodson scored 6 runs in the second inning and cruised to a 19-3 victory. Temple got the pitching victory, allowing 0 runs and striking out 5 in her 3-innings of work. Offensively, Woodson was led by Penny Elliott who drove in 5 runs on her 2 hits. Sedona Adams had a double and drove in 4 runs. Claire Warden went 3-3 and drove in a run.
Cavalier Sports This Week
Tuesday, May 9th
JV Boys and Girls Soccer @ West Potomac (B) 5:45pm (G) 7:15pm (Away)
Varsity Boys and Girls Soccer vs. West Potomac (B 5:30pm (Var) 7:30pm SR Night (Home)
JV Softball vs. Lake Braddock 6:30pm (Home)
Varsity Softball @ Lake Braddock 6:30pm (Away)
Boys Tennis District Finals @ Fairfax 3:30pm (Away)
Girls Tennis District Finals @ Fairfax 3:30pm (Away)
Wednesday, May 10th
Varsity Boys Lacrosse District Quarterfinals @ Top Seed TBD (Away) Must Win Monday
Varsity Girls Lacrosse District Finals @ Top Seed TBD Must Win Monday
Thursday, May 11th
Varsity Girls Soccer Patriot District Quarterfinals @ Top Seed TBD
Varsity Boys Soccer Patriot District Quarterfinals @ Top Seed TBD
Varsity Baseball Patriot District Quarterfinals @ West Springfield 6:30pm (Away)
Varsity Softball Patriot District Quarterfinals @ Top Seed TBD
JV District Track Jamboree @ South County 5:00pm (Away)
Friday, May 12th
No Events Scheduled
Saturday, May 13th
Crew @ VSRC's Championship Day 2 9:00am (Away)
Woodson Booster Spirit Wear
Visit our Woodson Athletic Boosters spirit wear store!
¾ sleeve baseball shirt
Comfort Colors crewneck
Cavaliers t-shirts in mens/womens sizes
CAVS white out shirt
We also have our classic spirit wear including hoodies, flannels, sweatpants, hats, and t-shirts!
Click here to shop now!
Woodson Sports Physical Night - Wednesday, June 14th
Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports.The goal of Sports Physical Night is to provide a complete pre-participation examination screening that will leave student athletes with a valid VHSL physical for the entirety of the 2023-24 school year. The cost for the physical is $50.
The Athletic Training Program receives no funding from FCPS, and this event is their ONLY fundraiser for the year. ALL proceeds go towards helping the program purchase supplies. Without your support we would not be able to provide the services we do for our student athletes.
Sign up for an appointment for a physical here. If you cannot make the event on June 14, but still want to support the FCPS Athletic Training Program, feel free to sign up for another school's event! Every school will host (or co-host) their own night.
Want to Volunteer??
In need of physicians and HCP's to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you are willing and able to donate your time, it is greatly appreciated. You can sign up here. Please spread the word and sign up sheet!
If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected] .
2023 Woodson Athletic Summer Camps
The camp schedules have been released. For more information and to sign up please visit www.wtwoodsonsports.com
VIP Graduation Tickets
Are you looking forward to graduation at Eagle Bank Arena? Enjoy it even more with VIP seats! The names of 10 lucky people will be drawn and will win 8 amazing seats.
Click HERE to enter the raffle for prime seating! Deadline to enter is May 31st.
This is a fundraiser for Cavalier Cruise (All Night Grad Party!)
Senior Yard Signs Still Available!
Need a Class of 2023 Yard Sign? Cost is $25.00 each. All proceeds support the Class of 2023, including the Cav Cruise (all night graduation party).
Click here to purchase online! OR $25 cash or check at pick-up.
Text/Call Miklos Kiss at 703-975-7928 to arrange pick-up at his house.
Questions? Contact Miklos Kiss [email protected]
Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT - A great way to prepare for the upcoming tests!
Tests are administered either in-person or online and can be scheduled Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 9pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.
Sign up here to take a mock SAT, ACT, or PSAT with C2 Education - available online or in-person!! (Requires an existing or new Woodson PTSO login) Cost is $20 to register for your mock test, all proceeds will benefit Woodson C2 Education Fairfax will contact you to schedule your test and results assessment.
Woodson Garden Flags
Garden Flag Dimensions - 12"x17"
Non-personalized - $15 OR Personalized - $20
Personalization - Add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year! (For example: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2023; Woodson Class of 2023)
Click here to purchase your flag!
For more information, contact Melissa Fabrizio at [email protected]
STUDENT DRIVER MAGNETS
Magnets are $8.00 each or 3 for $20.00. You can order online HERE. Magnets are delivered to your door contact free!
If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]
RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
College & Career Center News
The College & Career Center is open from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm in E 109. Students are welcome to come by before or after school, during Returns/Lunch, or send an email to schedule an appointment at [email protected]. Christine Lieb-Mosley, College and Career Specialist, 703-503-4661
Click here for all College & Career Center news and upcoming events
Free SAT Math Prep Sessions
Woodson dad, Rick Neifield, is offering free SAT math prep sessions to Woodson students via Zoom.
Sign up here. Direct inquiries and questions to Rick at [email protected]
Woodson Math Center
Student math tutors are available during 5th period return, 5th period lunches and after school Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00-3:45pm.
All sessions take place in B208. Look for the Math Center Flag. Tutors are excited to help students!
Free, On-Demand, Online Tutoring
Unless they’ve been opted out, students can access Tutor.com through Schoology. Every session is personalized to meet students’ needs from remedial to advanced levels. Sessions focus on conceptual learning and critical thinking—not quick answers.
Learn more on FCPS’ Tutor.com webpage.
In-person Tutoring Options
The tutor list contains the names of current FCPS employees who hold a valid and current teaching license in Virginia. These employees have contacted the Parent Resource Center to offer their services. The tutor list is updated monthly during the school year.
For a list of tutors, please email The Parent Resource Center [email protected]
SCHOOL YEAR-END CHECKLIST
Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
If you would like to request a refund of money on your student's MySchoolBucks lunch account or transfer the funds between students' accounts, please complete the following instructions.
Requesting a transfer of funds between my students' accounts
Meal account transfers can be requested by e-mailing the following information to [email protected]:
Transfer FROM: Transfer TO:
- Student Name 1. Student Name
- FCPS Student ID # 2. FCPS Student ID #
- School Name 3. School Name
Requesting a refund for my student's meal account
Meal account refunds can be requested by e-mailing the following information to [email protected]
- Student Name
- Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
- School Name
- Parent Name
- Street Address
- City, State and Zip code
- Phone #
Allow 4-6 weeks for transfers and refunds to be completed due to required audit documentation processing.
For full information regarding student lunch accounts, visit https://www.fcps.edu/node/31166.
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 Friday, June 15th. 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 Celeste Delahunty at 703-503-4610 or [email protected] or the Public Health Nurse Amanda Yanchus at [email protected]
Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?
If you will not be attending Woodson HS this fall, please let Woodson Student Services know now. Please click here and fill out this form. This form was also mailed home with course requests for next year.
If your student intends to attend Woodson next year, there is no need to complete or return the form.
Student Services will make sure all transcripts and records are forwarded to your child’s new school so his/her file is complete. If you have any questions, please contact Woodson registrar Casey Delaney at 703-503-4622 or [email protected]
FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
DMV Learners Permit Tests at Woodson
Woodson is pleased to announce that students can take the Virginia DMV learner’s permit test at Woodson. Students will use their school issued laptops and will be given a login just as they do for the SOL tests. If they do NOT have a school laptop, they must contact Mr. O'Hara ahead of time. Personal laptops do NOT work for the test.
Students will be eligible to test if they are 15 years 6 months or older on the following Tuesdays at 3:15pm in Room C108: May 23rd
Steps to complete the process: You must register in TWO places: ACE (for payment) and DMV for the test ticket.
- Payment: First you must register through the ACE and pay $20.
- Register for this test event at DMV Registration (Internet Explorer 9 or higher or Safari).
- A customer number is not required, but if you have a DMV ID card you must enter the name, DOB and customer number exactly as it appears on your DMV ID card. Otherwise, enter your full legal name and date of birth and leave the customer number field blank.
- Please provide a parent or student’s email to receive registration confirmation, test results, notification of changes to the date and time or cancellation of the test event.
- Before taking the two part knowledge test, please STUDY the Driver’s Manual located on DMV’s website.
If you have any questions with the process, please contact DMV by phone at (804) 497-7100.
David O’Hara ([email protected]), Driver Education Teacher
FCPS Quick Links
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Future FCPS school year calendars: 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26
Dr. Reid's Weekly Reflections
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Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information
REPEAT INFORMATION FOR REFERENCE
This communication is emailed out every Tuesday of the school year and also posted on the PTSO Facebook page and webpage.
Have something to share? If you have information you’d like to be considered for inclusion in WeMail, contact Jill Battaglia (PTSO Communications) at [email protected]
Sports and Activities Resources
Activity Registration - wtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com
Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com
FCPS Student Athletics - www.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics
Woodson Clubs & Organizations
Click here for a complete list and details of Woodson's clubs & organizations
Contact the sponsor listed for more information.
Attendance is critical to student success in the classroom.
If your student will be absent from school, a parent/guardian must notify the attendance office. Below is a quick guide for reporting all-day absences, late arrivals, and early check-outs from school.
Opt-In to No-Cost Mental Health Teletherapy for Students - NOW AVAILABLE
FCPS has partnered with Hazel Health to begin offering virtual mental health services to high school students via live video sessions. Parents/caregivers who have been struggling to find a therapist for their child or who notice changes in their child’s behavior will be able to connect them virtually with a licensed therapist.
The first step for parents is to provide information through an opt-in form.
Teletherapy Services Opt-In Process
1 - Opt-In via SIS ParentVUE - Parents can Opt-In their children via SIS ParentVUE:
- Click on Student Info
- Click on Edit Information
- Click on the dropdown arrow, choose “Yes” to Opt-In
- Click Save Changes
2 - Opt-In via Submitting an Opt-In Form to the School
For more details, visit FCPS’ Teletherapy webpage.
Laptop Tech Support Hours
If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.
Our walk-in hours in Room A114 are:
- Odd Days during Learning Seminar
- Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
- Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)
Any other time you should try to make an appointment using a ticket from the Support Portal.
Late Buses Available Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Late buses are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays through spring. Students may stay after school to participate in clubs/activities and/or receive academic intervention with teachers.
Tuesday and Wednesday late buses start loading around 4:45pm and depart from Woodson at approximately 5:15pm. Students who access the smaller bus runs need to sign up for a bus in Room F122 before lunch each late bus day.
Please note, students may NOT go across the street to the shopping center after school and then return for the late bus.
Staying Home When Sick
FCPS continues to require families to review the Daily Health Screening before sending students to school. The 5 Day Isolation Period will also continue for COVID positive students and staff.
Quick Links to Additional Resources
2022-23 PTSO Officers
Miklos Kiss - President
Lena McGinn - VP Membership
Diane Raffaele - Secretary
Kyle Durbin - Treasurer
Jill Battaglia - Communications
Sara Mastro - Grants Coordinator
Ways To Get involved
Join our PTSO
Make a donation to PTSO
Some of the many ways PTSO memberships and donations enrich the lives of our school community:
- Teacher support and supplies
- Fall & Spring Grants
- Teacher/Staff Appreciation luncheons & events
- Special school events
- And so much more!
Attend monthly PTSO meetings on Google Meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month
Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor
Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school! Amazon Smile
Volunteer opportunities email [email protected]
For more information visit the Woodson PTSO Website
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