Woodson Weekly - June 10th

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Woodson Weekly -
June 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!

Celebrating the last day of school!

In this Issue

1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Summer Office Hours
3. Laptop Return
4. Preview Your Student's Spring SOL Scores in SIS ParentVUE
5. Summer Mental Wellness Consultations
6. Optional AP Summer Assignments
7. Woodson Weekly Taking a Break for Summer
8. Planning Ahead for 2022-2023
9. Woodson Student Named 2022 National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship Winner
10. Student Equity Ambassador Leaders (SEALs) for 2022-23
11. Woodson HS Employees Recognized by FCPS Honors
12. Congratulations to Woodson's Retirees
13. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors
14. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
15. Meals at School for 2022-2023
16. Summer Meal Service
17. College & Career Center News
18. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Happy Last Day of School Woodson Families:

Today we celebrated the last day of the 2021-2022 school year. We have had quite a journey this year and I want to thank all our faculty, staff, students and parents for their partnership and commitment to our #oneWoodson community.

A few things to highlight are the mental wellness consultations, summer office hours and upcoming dates for the 2022-23 school year.

Please remain connected over the summer via the school website and look for special issues of this newsletter as well as Schoology messages.

Wishing you all a wonderful summer filled with lots of adventures,

Dr. Floyd

2. Summer Office Hours

The Woodson Main Office will be open on weekdays from 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. in the summer.

Registrations are by appointment only.  Please contact Woodson registrar, Casey Delaney at [email protected] to schedule an appointment.

3. Laptop Return

We are required to collect each student’s FCPS-assigned laptop and charger by the end of each school year.  We will reimage each laptop this summer and students will receive a laptop back in the fall. 

If your student is participating in an FCPS summer program (ESY, credit recovery, etc.), please email the Woodson TechTeam ([email protected]).

Guidelines for the collection of laptops:

  • All Students Returning to Woodson must complete the following steps before turning in their laptops. All local files and bookmarks must be backed up or they will be erased.
  • Laptops must be returned free of stickers, markings and other drawings.
  • Students should turn in their laptop and charging cord.  
  • If a student lost their laptop or their laptop cord, they should visit the Woodson Technology site and scroll down to the Property Damage or Loss section.  Payments will be made through MySchoolBucks. Replacement charging cords are $23 and replacement laptops are $481. Students should bring a paper receipt from MySchoolBucks with them when they come to laptop collection.
  • Will need to tape their name and ID number to the top of the laptop if name card has been removed.
  • Students will receive a paper receipt when they turn in their equipment.

Collection Dates & Times

  • Monday, June 13th - 9:00am-3:00pm  Library
  • Tuesday-Friday, June 14th-17th - 9:00am-3:00pm Main Office
4. Preview Your Student’s Spring SOL Scores in SIS ParentVUE

Want to know how your student did on their spring SOL tests before the official report? Starting today, families can see SOL scores in the Test History section of SIS ParentVUE. To access Test History, log into your ParentVUE account using a web browser (not the app). You will see spring SOL test subjects, performance levels, and overall scores. Families will also receive an official SOL score report letter with more details by the end of July. 

Additional information about SOL assessments is available online. You can also learn more about SIS ParentVUE and how to activate your account.

Enjoying the last day of school.

5. Summer Mental Wellness Consultations

This summer, the FCPS Office of Intervention and Prevention Services will offer virtual Mental Wellness Consultations from June 21, 2022 through August 5, 2022.  Parents and students will have an opportunity to schedule a 45-minute consultation with a school psychologist or school social worker by phone or videoconference. Consultations will be offered in two ways:

  1. Directly to parents of students in any grade level.  This consultation provides an opportunity for parents to receive guidance on how to support their child’s social, emotional, behavioral, and academic success.  Information about community resources will also be provided.
  2. Directly to students in middle or high school.  This consultation provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to receive guidance and support for concerns related to anxiety, mood, behavior, peer or family interactions, or school transitions and changes.  Strategies and tools can also be provided to address academic challenges such as organization and time-management.

All parents and secondary students are encouraged to take advantage of this service by clicking here to request a consultation. You may also leave us a message at 703-503-2520.

Virtual Mental Wellness Consultations Available this Summer

6. Optional AP Summer Assignments

Students interested in optional summer enrichment assignments for next year's AP courses can find more information on Woodson's Advanced Placement site.

7. Woodson Weekly Taking a Break for Summer

This is the last issue of Woodson Weekly for the 2021-2022 school year. New issues will resume in August. Best wishes to the Class of 2022, and we hope you have a great summer vacation!

Luminaries during Relay for Life last Saturday.

8. Planning Ahead for 2022-2023

Here are some important dates for school year 2021-2022.

  • Thursday, August 18th- Cav Kickoff
  • Monday, August 22nd - First day of school
  • Friday, September 2nd - School Holiday
  • Monday, September 5th - Labor Day Holiday
  • Monday, September 26th - Professional Work Day/Student Holiday
  • Wednesday, November 23rd-25th - Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday, December 19th through Monday, January 2nd - Winter Break
  • Monday, April 3rd-7th - Spring Break
  • Friday, June 16th - Last Day of School

The complete 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

9. Woodson Student Named 2022 National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship Winner

Ilse Helene Eskelsen of Woodson High School (writing) was awarded the National Merit Brigham Young University scholarship.

She was one of fifteen Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students from six high schools named winners of 2022 Merit Scholarship awards by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The students are part of a group of more than 2,600 National Merit® finalists chosen to receive scholarships financed by higher education institutions. 

10. Student Equity Ambassador Leaders (SEALs) for 2022-23

For the 2022-2023 school year, the following students will serve as the Student Equity Ambassador Leaders (SEAL): Opal Cohen, "Raj" Gautam Singh, Courtney Butts, and Rida Karim.

The Equity Leads will be Brian Anner, English teacher, and John Nah, History & Social Studies teacher.

11. Woodson HS Employees Recognized by FCPS Honors

Congratulations to Dr. Carlyn Floyd who was recognized as the FCPS 2022 Region 5 Outstanding Principal and one of the five finalists for the FCPS Outstanding Principal at this year's FCPS Honors event, held at George Mason University Center for the Arts on June 8th.

A Fairfax native dedicated to giving back to the caring and student-centered school system that opened so many doors for her, Carlyn has made relationships the foundation of her work at Woodson High School. Carlyn has actively changed Cavalier culture to create a healthy balance of academic and social-emotional success, creating a school where every student is valued and forging a common sense of identity as #OneWoodson. Carlyn uses a variety of data to inform comprehensive and creative solutions to challenges. Believing connections through experiences are at the heart of all relationships and learning, she is always available to anyone in the Woodson community. Families and faculty alike appreciate Carlyn’s collaborative approach as a leader, mentor, teacher, and friend.

Congratulations to our following staff members who were also recognized at this year's FCPS Honors Ceremony!

  • Mike Kuykendall, English Teacher

    Region 5 Outstanding Secondary New Teacher and Outstanding Secondary New Teacher Finalist

  • Susie Hamrock, Health and Physical Education Teacher
    Outstanding Secondary Teacher School and Pyramid-Level Recipient
  • Paul Akrasi, Building Supervisor III
    Outstanding School-based Operational Employee School-level Recipient
  • Jackie O'Brien, Administrative Assistant I
    Outstanding School-based Operational Employee School-level Recipient
  • Chris Hogge, Certified Athletic Trainer
    Outstanding School-based Professional Employee School-level Recipient

Thank you to Maura Edwards for all of her hard work with the nomination process by serving as this year's awards liaison. 

12. Congratulations to WTW's Retirees

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

  • Paul Adam, Technology Education Teacher
  • Dan Checkosky, Director of Student Activities
  • Meg Duarte, Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Teacher
  • Karla Eaton, English Teacher
  • Laura Fargotstein, Instructional Assistant
  • Kurt Haldeman, Chemistry Teacher
  • Debra Helms, Spanish Language Teacher
  • Lorri Howeth, Adapted PE Teacher
  • Jon Morgan, Chemistry Teacher
  • Laura Mullins, Instructional Assistant

Woodson's amazing Student Services Department wishes everyone a relaxing summer break.

13. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors

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

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

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

Please provide one of the following documents to Woodson Registrar, Casey Delaney at [email protected]­­ as soon as possible:

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

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

Please contact Woodson Registrar, Casey Delaney at [email protected] if you have any questions.

14. 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:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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]

  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 #

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.

15. Meals at School for 2022-2023

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Eligible families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes.  

16. Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served to students enrolled in summer school at all FCPS summer school locations this year.

Summer Meal Kits will be offered on Tuesdays at several sites beginning June 14 and ending August 8. Meal kits contain seven days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk. 

The meal kits will be available for pick up Tuesday mornings. All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children 18 years of age and under. Visit our Meals for Students website for more details on pick up locations and times. 

17. College & Career Center News

Attention Class of 2023!

  • Please mark your calendar for our Senior Night Presentation on Monday, 29 August 2022. During the first part of our presentation from 5:30 until 6:30 pm, we will look at non-college postsecondary options such as trade school, apprenticeships, jobs etc. The second part from 6:45 pm until 8:00 pm will address 4 year colleges and the college application process. Students and parents are welcome to attend both sessions, or pick one of the sessions. Our Region 5 Financial Aid/Paying for College Night hosted by College Access Fairfax will be on Thursday, 6 October 2022, at Fairfax High School. There will be additional Virtual Financial Aid Nights. More info will be sent out in August.
  • Please refer to our Senior Padlet for College Planning Resources such as the Common App Step by Step Guide, Common App Essay Prompts, the Opportunities Book, Recordings of Previous Senior Nights & more.
  •  College Rep Visits for Rising Juniors & Seniors will resume in September. The schedule will be posted in Naviance – Colleges – Research Colleges – College Visits. 

Cavaliers, are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume and explore your interests? Please visit the Extracurricular Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet. Looking for a Job after High School or Summer Employment? Please check out our Job Board.

Wishing you all a wonderful summer break!

Christine Lieb-Mosley
College and Career Specialist, 703-503-4661

Woodson College & Career Center Padlets

18. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTSO meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Library at Woodson HS. 

Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. Here are some quick links to get you started:

Join our PTSO
Make a Donation
Sign up for one of our Volunteer Opportunities
Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor
Find WT Woodson on FacebookInstagram  and Twitter
Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school!

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
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WeMail for June 7

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WeMail is distributed every Tuesday to update the Woodson community on PTSO news, school news, and upcoming events. 

  1. SCHEDULE REMINDERS
  2. PTSO NEWS
  3. END OF YEAR CHECKLIST
  4. WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
  5. FUNDRAISERS
  6. CAVS VARSITY SPORTS
  7. RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
  8. FCPS NEWS & EVENTS

Before you go! Please read on for important year end news & updates...

SCHEDULE REMINDERS

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, June 8th - Thursday, June 9th - Remaining Underclass Exams - Details under Woodson News & Events

Wednesday, June 8th - Sports Physical - Details under Fundraisers

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School - Early Release Bell Schedule - Dismissal at 9:50 a.m.

Friday, June 10th; 8:00 p.m. - Deadline to complete FCPS Return to School Survey for Families - Details under FCPS News & Events

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Monday, August 22nd - First Day of 2022-23 School Year

Click here for the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar 

PTSO NEWS   Cav Cruise a Great Success!

Oh what a night! The PTSO Board would like to give a HUGE shout out to the hundreds of volunteers from across the Woodson community who answered the SOS to set up, host, and clean up the Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party. It literally takes an army to pull off this amazing celebration for our graduating seniors each year. It was an honor to host this event for the Class of 2022 and give them this one-of-a-kind and safe night with never ending food and fun (as you can see from the photos!)

In particular, PTSO sincerely thanks the Cav Cruise Planning Committee who dedicated many hours before, during and after:

Cheri Brown – Cav Cruise Director

Meri Farling – Fundraising Chair (and so much more)

Dave Farling – Security

Stephanie Becker – Treasurer

Dawn Ahrens – Prizes

Kris Anderson – Activities

Cori Parker and Tracy and Tom Healy – Casino Leads

Kim Marshall – Cav Cash Coordinator

Kim Sandino – Registration

Allie Calderon – Transportation and Logistics

Erin and James Taylor - Luggage

Jill Burrer – Food

Helen and Erik Burvis – Decorations (yes, they built the amazing entryway!)

Julie Middleton – Volunteer Coordinator

Meera Pillai – Fire and Safety Lead

Allison Campion – Set Up

Melissa French – Communications

Kim Myers, Monica Johnson & Krissy Schnebel – Communications Artwork

C2 Scholarship Awarded

C2 Education offered a $1,000 scholarship for Woodson PTSO to award to a Sophomore or Junior student who submitted a short essay describing their college ambitions and how C2 Education would help them prepare for their goals.

The essay submissions were reviewed by C2 and PTSO President Miklos Kiss. The recipient of the scholarship was Alice Lee, a Woodson Junior. Congratulations, Alice!

C2 Education is located in Fair City Mall and offers in-person SAT prep and tutoring, and in-person or online mock SAT, ACT, and PSAT tests. All proceeds from enrollment with C2 go back to Woodson PTSO.

A Message from PTSO President Miklos Kiss

The Woodson PTSO would like to thank our volunteers and members for their generous support that enables us to enrich the lives of students and staff at Woodson High School. Together, we contributed to the school in many ways during the 2021-2022 school year, including the following:

Provided for teachers & staff

- Panera Boxed Lunch during Cav Kick-Off and at end of Winter Break

- Teacher supply bags (paper towels, sanitizers, Clorox wipes, etc.)

- Fall and Spring Snack Wagons

- Valentine’s Day treats

Hosted and/or sponsored events

- Fairfax County Police presentation “Hidden in Plain Sight”

- College Approach, Partnership and Fit seminar by former Georgetown admissions officer 

- Month of the Military Child lunch in April

- Food trucks for the April Woodson Pyramid Art Walk

- Alpacas during mental health awareness month - in partnership with Woodson Minds Matter and Student Services

Awarded Fall and Spring Grants

- Pop-Out Stress handheld stress relievers

- German-themed Winter Celebration

- Materials for Social Studies Department lectern

- Broadcast journalism tripods and microphones to produce the Morning Show

- Sewing supplies for Woodson Library’s Service Learning Project 

- 20 in-class instrument tuners and 20 microphone pickups for instruction, concerts, and events

- New sound system and keyboard for Chorus

- New tripods/microphones/lights for the Woodson Film Club

- Breakfast food care packages for students taking the AP literature test

- New metal forge and safety equipment for the Chemistry Department

- New large foam signs in the Woodson library

- German club end of year picnic

- 25 new guitar stands

- $1,800 toward supplies for Woodson’s now nationally recognized FIRST Robotics Club

Additional miscellaneous support -  

- Sourced volunteers for Homecoming and as hall monitors for AP Exams

- Provided 1,000 Dunkin Donuts for the Senior Panorama

- Awarded a $1,000 C2 Education Scholarship

None of this would have been possible without membership support and the dedication of our volunteers. The PTSO Board sincerely thanks you. Have a safe and relaxing summer, and let’s do it all again next school year! 

Woodson PTSO Officer Board for 2022-23 School Year 

The board members are set for next school year, and they look forward to serving the school and Woodson community.

President - Miklos Kiss

VP Membership - Lena McGinn

Secretary - Diane Raffaele

Treasurer - Kyle Durbin

Communications/WeMail - Jill Battaglia

PTSO Grant Program - Sara Mastro

Thank you to new board members, Diane Raffaelle and Lena McGinn, and outgoing Secretary Amy DeCarlo and Grants Coordinator Michelle Lucas, for answering the call to serve. Sara Mastro is transitioning from VP Membership to Grants Coordinator next year. Thank you all!

AmazonSmile LINK - Keep Earning Funds for Woodson All Summer!

Make your Amazon purchases go a little further. Sign up for AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to WTW PTSO. Signing up is quick and easy. Every little bit helps! Click here to sign up

Visit the PTSO Homepage for news, links, events calendar and more!

END OF YEAR CHECKLIST Is Your Student Aware of This List?
  • Cleanout locker 

  • Return FCPS student laptop and charger

  • Return Textbooks/Library books

  • Return school-owned uniforms and instruments

  • Pick up medications from the Clinic

  • Transfer lunch money funds

Locker Cleanout!

Underclass Locker Clean Out – Wednesday, June 1st and Friday, June 3rd – Before the morning bell, during 3rd period, or after school. At 4pm on Thursday, June 9th, anything left in lockers will be donated.

Laptop Return Information

Each student is required to return their FCPS-assigned laptop and charger by the end of each school year.  The laptops will be reinaged this summer and students will receive a laptop back in the fall. 

If your student is participating in an FCPS summer program (ESY, credit recovery, etc.), please email the Woodson TechTeam ([email protected]).

Guidelines for the collection of laptops:

  • All Students Returning to Woodson must complete the following steps before turning in their laptops. All local files and bookmarks must be backed up or they will be erased.
  • Laptops must be returned free of stickers, markings and other drawings.
  • Students should turn in their laptop and charging cord.  
  • If a student lost their laptop or their laptop cord, they should visit the Woodson Technology site and scroll down to the Property Damage or Loss section.  Payments will be made through MySchoolBucks. Replacement charging cords are $23 and replacement laptops are $481. Students should bring a paper receipt from MySchoolBucks with them when they come to laptop collection.
  • Will need to tape their name and ID number to the top of the laptop if name card has been removed.
  • Students will receive a paper receipt when they turn in their equipment.

Collection Dates & Times

  • Wednesday, June 8th - 8:10-11:15am Library
  • Thursday, June 9th - 9:48-11:15am Library and Cav Hall
  • Friday, June 10th - 8:10-9:50am Library and Cav Hall
  • Monday, June 13th - 9:00am-3:00pm  Library
  • Tuesday-Friday, June 14th-17th - 9:00am-3:00pm Main Office
End of Year Medication Pickup

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 10th. 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 would like to donate your child’s Epi pens or Inhaler please send an email to the Health Room stating you would like to donate to the Fairfax County Health Department at the end of the school year.  Please note that they can only take Epi pens that have 3 months or more remaining before expiration.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s). Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your School Health Aide, Celeste Delahunty at 703-503-4610 , or your school Public Health Nurse, Amanda Yanchus, RN, BSN, at 703-503-4691 . Thank you for your cooperation and have a great summer.

End of Year 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:

  1. Student Name                          1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                   2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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]

  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 #

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.

WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS Underclass Exam Week Schedule

Underclass final exams take place the week of June 6th and each exam day is a half day of school with dismissal at 11:30am.

Wednesday, June 8th - Periods 6 & 8 Exams

Thursday, June 9th - Period 1 Exam and Last Chance Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period

2021-22 Yearbook

Yearbooks have been distributed. 

Any concerns or questions should be directed to: Katherine Benzinger [email protected] or Drew Marvin [email protected]

2022 Chinese Culture Writing Competition

Participate in a Chinese Culture Writing Competition to win cash prizes! There will be three winners for each of the two topics: $200 for 3rd place, $300 for 2nd place, and $500 for 1st place in the Li Educational Foundation 2022 Chinese Culture Writing Competition. 

Show off your knowledge of Chinese Culture in this exciting writing competition. Click this link to register and review the 2 writing topics and judging rubric. Registration takes less than 1 minute due June 10th, with the final submission not due until July 8, 2022. Share your thoughts on Chinese culture, have a chance to be published in a book, and possibly win cash prizes! Review the attached flier and register now by clicking on this link.

Families Needed to Host French High School Students from July 6 to 29!

Give the experience of an American summer to a French teen by becoming a host with Compass USA!. Host families are urgently needed. Fifteen French high school students dream of coming to Washington, D.C. and hope to discover the American way of life, integrate into the community, meet new friends and improve their English. They will arrive at Dulles International Airport on July 6 for this three-week program. 

As a host family, all you need is a spare bed, to provide three meals a day, and a willingness to welcome a student into the normal rhythm and activities of your home. Compass USA will provide sightseeing trips on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the French students and any interested host siblings. If your family has planned a vacation for July, your student can travel with you. 

Visit https://www.compass-usa.net for more information about the summer homestay program and hosting. If you are interested in hosting one of these students, please contact WTW parent, Kathleen DeCarlo, at [email protected] or 703-388-6525.

Current 10th Grade Parents & Guardians - ACTION REQUIRED IN NAVIANCE

Each year, your child develops an Academic and Career Plan that supports their  growth. This plan helps your child plan for their future. 

Your child will work with teachers and school counselors to discover their personal strengths and interests. They will also create goals to help them achieve success, plan  for courses that meet high school graduation requirements, and prepare for life after  high school. The development of this plan starts in middle school. Students update it during high school as their goals evolve. 

This plan connects to the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Strategic Plan. It supports the  growth of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and is required by the Virginia Department of  Education. Each student’s parent or guardian must review this plan at the end of 8th  grade and again at the end of 10th grade. Then you can coach them to make decisions  about college and careers that match their personal strengths, interests, and goals.  There are many pathways to success! 

You or your child can log into Naviance Student at www.fcps.edu/Naviance, then review the following information together: 

  • Results of the strengths and career surveys
  • Personal, academic, and/or career goals
  • Resume
  • Draft course plans for high school

Once in your child’s account, click the “About Me” tab and scroll down to “Portfolio.”  Once you click on the Portfolio, you can view all the work that your child has completed.

Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, complete the verification form at  https://forms.gle/jifN6F3DE9kiNUuX7 . The completion of this form will serve as your signature. Please complete this form by Thursday, June 30, 2022.

For more information about your child’s plans, visit www.FCPS.edu and search  “Academic and Career Plan.” We encourage you to continue to use Naviance Student  with your child to explore college and career options.

If you have questions, please contact your student’s school counselor.

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]

FUNDRAISERS Woodson Crew Booster Restaurant Night - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8th, ALL DAY!

Support Woodson Crew and show some love to a local franchise restaurant! Wendy's is donating 20% of dine-In, takeout, drive thru, and pick up orders. Please mention Woodson Crew when you place your order. https://grouprai.se/s221339 

Wednesday June 8, 6:30am-9pm @ Wendy’s, 9688 Main Street

Woodson Sports Physical Night - THIS WEDNESDAY!

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. Hosting this event is the Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. ALL proceeds go towards helping the program purchase supplies. 

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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 again this year. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 

Register for an appointment here! 

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT - All Proceeds Benefit Woodson PTSO

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.

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours here!

Garden Flag (dimensions - 12"x17") - $15

Personalize it for $5 more - add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year!

(Some examples: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2021; Woodson Class of 2022)

For more information, contact Liz Brocato at [email protected]

Student Driver Magnets Available With Convenient Home Delivery!

Student Driver Car Magnets are available through PTSO! Magnets are $8.00 each or buy a batch of 3 for multiple cars for $20.00. You can order online from the PTBoard website HERE.  Once orders are received, magnets will be delivered to your door contact free! If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

CAVS VARSITY SPORTS

Boys Tennis

The team faced Oakton in a tough State Semifinal match on Monday. Woodson came up short of earning a bid to the State Championship match but had a fantastic season - going undefeated in regular season and earning the District and Regional titles. Congrats boys!

There is still work to be done by Vincent Truong and Ansh Pathapadu! They head to Virginia Beach this week for their State Championship Doubles match. Good luck and GO CAVS!

Girls Tennis

Unified Sports

Woodson Precisionettes Dance Team Tryouts

Due to new VHSL rules, Woodson Precisionettes Dance Team tryouts will now be June 10th and June 11th. Video submissions will be an option for dancers that can no longer make the in-person tryout dates.

Head to the Dance Team LinkTree (on Instagram) and fill out the new Tryout Application ASAP to get the choreography for tryouts, and to indicate if you need to do a video submission. All dancers will learn the routines in advance regardless of in-person or video tryouts so fill out your application now!

Fall 2022 Sports Tryout Dates

Mark your calendars for Fall 2022 sports tryout dates.  Golf tryouts begin on  Thursday, July 28th and all other fall sports (football, cheer, field hockey, cross-country, volleyball) will take place on Monday, August 1st.

Woodson Summer Sport Camps - Register Today!

For more information about each camp, click on the sport summer camp title below or visit our Woodson Athletics website at www.wtwoodsonsports.com

Field Hockey Summer Camp

June 13 - June 17

Baseball Summer Camp

June 13 - June 17

Girls Basketball Summer Camp

June 27 - July 1

Boys Basketball Summer Camp 

Session 1 - July 11 - July 15 Session 2 - July 18 - July 22

Volleyball Summer Camp

Session 1: July 12 - July 15 5pm-7pm

Session 2: July 12 - July 15 7:30pm-9:30pm

Session 3: July 19 - July 22 6pm-8pm

Cheer & Dance Summer Camp

August 8 - August 12 RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Padlets (bulletin boards)  can be accessed here.

  • Are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume? Please visit the Extracurricular Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet. Looking for a Job after High School or Summer Employment? Please check out our Job Board.

Questions? Please email at [email protected]

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]

Free Online Tutoring Continues Through Summer

FCPS students will continue to have unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com this summer. Students are able to use Tutor.com to review and/or practice in subject areas of interest or need. Students may also choose to access other tools such as practice quizzes in a variety of subject areas, as well as self-paced study courses for SAT and ACT preparation.

Details about how students can access Tutor.com through archived courses in Schoology are provided in Summer Access at Tutor.com - Online Tutoring Services. Students enrolled in summer Credit Recovery Academy, Online Campus, Online Economics and Personal Finance, and TJHSST summer courses will be able to access Tutor.com via their active summer course in Schoology.

In-person Tutoring Options

For families interested in in-person tutoring, FCPS’ Parent Resource Center maintains a list of tutors who can be hired by families.

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]).

This list is a resource offered by the PRC, but parents are responsible for contacting and working directly with the tutors.

For more information about tutors, click here to visit the Parent Resource Center website.

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS FCPS Return to School Survey

Fairfax County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Office of Research and Strategic Improvement (ORSI) is seeking to understand your and your child’s experiences this school year as students returned to five days of in-person learning. Your voice is critical to understanding the successes and challenges of teaching and learning this year. The information you and other families provide will be used along with other data to inform the Fairfax County School Board, Superintendent, and Leadership Team about the Division’s return to five days a week of in-person instruction and learning and support FCPS’ efforts to continually improve.

Responses to this survey are anonymous. You should be able to answer the survey in about 15 minutes. If you have more than one child enrolled in FCPS, you may complete the survey once for each child or you may complete it one time for the child whose teaching and learning you wish to provide feedback on the most. 

Please complete the survey by 8pm on Friday, June 10.  Click one of the links below to begin the survey in your preferred language.

English:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGLVY6H

Arabic:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q8DN7FZ

Chinese:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGLVY6H?lang=zh

Farsi:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R8KWQRZ

Korean:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGLVY6H?lang=ko

Spanish:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGLVY6H?lang=es

Vietnamese:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGLVY6H?lang=vi

Please note that this survey is optional. If you have technical questions about the functioning of the family survey, please contact Mary Richardson at [email protected]

FCPS Families Will Receive Reports Throughout the Summer for Spring Assessments

Spring assessments help teachers and schools check on students’ learning and skill development. Families will access results from end-of-year assessments in different ways. For most assessments, FCPS provides custom reports to share scores with families.

Look in SIS ParentVUE for these reports by the end of July:

Watch the mail for these reports by the end of the indicated month:

Other scores come from the school or testing organization. These include Advanced Placement (AP) scores accessed through students’ College Board accounts.

Go online or contact your student's school for additional information about FCPS assessments. You can also learn how to activate a SIS ParentVUE account to access scores. Schools will mail SIS reports to families without ParentVUE accounts.

Sing, Dance, and Design With FCPS Summer Programs

All students with an interest in continuing to explore the arts are eligible for two summer enrichment programs. Registration is now open for the Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) and Institute for the Arts (IFTA) Summer enrichment programs. 

Elementary Institute for the Arts (for rising 3rd through 6th graders) and Institute for the Arts (for rising 7th through 12th graders) will be held July 5-29 at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Classes are offered every day related to dance, music, theater, and visual art. Both programs have fees. Waivers are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals.  

For more information or to register, visit the Summer Learning webpage.

Regulation of Religious and Cultural Observance Days Revised for FCPS 2022-23 School Year

In response to a request from the School Board, FCPS has updated its regulation related to religious and cultural observance days (“O” Days). Changes to the regulation include:

  • New material can be introduced on religious and cultural observance days provided that the content is made accessible in Schoology and teachers support absent students. 
  • Graded assignments or activities may occur as long as there are opportunities for students absent because of a religious and cultural observance to make up the assignment or activity.
  • Details are provided for days on which an observance begins at sundown (1/2 O Day).

The regulation was drafted with input from principals who were charged with making recommendations to prioritize instruction while honoring religious and cultural observances.

2023 FCPS Budget Focuses on Student Success, Safety, and Staff Compensation

The Fairfax County School Board adopted the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) budget on May 26, which includes adjustments to support ongoing recruitment and retention efforts for a premier workforce and to ensure market competitive compensation.

2021-22 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / [email protected]

Sara Mastro / Vice President - Membership / [email protected]

Vacant / Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / [email protected]

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / [email protected]

Jill Battaglia / Communications Director /[email protected]

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / [email protected]

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Woodson Weekly - June 3rd

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Woodson Weekly -
June 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!

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, June 6th - Period 2 & 4 Exams; dismissal at 11:30am

Tuesday, June 7th - Periods 5 & 7 Exams; dismissal at 11:30am

Wednesday, June 8th - Periods 6 & 8 Exams; dismissal at 11:30am

Wednesday, June 8th from 5:30pm - Sports Physical Night (see story #XX)

Thursday, June 9th - Period 1 Exam and Last Chance Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period; dismissal at 11:30am

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School Schedule dismissal at 9:50am

NEW News In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Underclass Exam Week Schedule
3. End of Year Checklist
4. Locker Cleanout!
5. Laptop Return Days
6. Medication Pickup
7. Woodson Sports Physical Night
8. Volunteers Needed for Sports Physical Night
9. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors
10. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
11. Meals at School for 2022-2023
12. Thank You Local Businesses
13. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
14. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?
15. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon Woodson Families:

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!  Can’t wait to see where you go and what you do.

Underclass families, please review the end of year checklist to make sure all laptops and textbooks/library books are returned before the summer break.  

Please remain connected over the summer via the school website and look for special issues of this newsletter as well as Schoology messages.

Be well, Cavs,

Dr. Floyd

2. Underclass Exam Week Schedule

Underclass final exams take place the week of June 6th and each exam day is a half day of school with dismissal at 11:30am.

Monday, June 6th - Period 2 & 4 Exams

Tuesday, June 7th - Periods 5 & 7 Exams

Wednesday, June 8th - Periods 6 & 8 Exams

Thursday, June 9th - Period 1 Exam and Last Chance Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period

3. End of Year Checklist

Please refer to this checklist as we close out the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Cleanout your locker 
  • Return your FCPS student laptop
  • Return Textbooks/Library books
  • Return school-owned uniforms and instruments
  • Pick up medications from the Clinic

Congratulations to Andrew Nguyen! He saved the life of a teacher by giving her the Heimlich when she was choking. He received the Above and Beyond the Call of Duty certificate from Becky Baenig, Region 5 Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Floyd, Principal and Officer Bryan Smith, School Resource Officer.

4. Locker Cleanout!

Underclass! Locker Clean Out – Please make sure all items are out of your school locker.

At 4pm on Thursday, June 9th, anything left in lockers will be donated.

5. Laptop Return Days

We are required to collect each student’s FCPS-assigned laptop and charger by the end of each school year.  We will reimage each laptop this summer and students will receive a laptop back in the fall. 

If your student is participating in an FCPS summer program (ESY, credit recovery, etc.), please email the Woodson TechTeam ([email protected]).

Guidelines for the collection of laptops:

  • All Students Returning to Woodson must complete the following steps before turning in their laptops. All local files and bookmarks must be backed up or they will be erased.
  • Laptops must be returned free of stickers, markings and other drawings.
  • Students should turn in their laptop and charging cord.  
  • If a student lost their laptop or their laptop cord, they should visit the Woodson Technology site and scroll down to the Property Damage or Loss section.  Payments will be made through MySchoolBucks. Replacement charging cords are $23 and replacement laptops are $481. Students should bring a paper receipt from MySchoolBucks with them when they come to laptop collection.
  • Will need to tape their name and ID number to the top of the laptop if name card has been removed.
  • Students will receive a paper receipt when they turn in their equipment.

Collection Dates & Times

  • Monday-Wednesday, June 6th-8th - 8:10-11:15am Library
  • Thursday, June 9th - 9:48-11:15am Library and Cav Hall
  • Friday, June 10th - 8:10-9:50am Library and Cav Hall
  • Monday, June 13th - 9:00am-3:00pm  Library
  • Tuesday-Friday, June 14th-17th - 9:00am-3:00pm Main Office
6. Medication Pickup

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 10th. 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 would like to donate your child’s Epi pens or Inhaler please send an email to the Health Room stating you would like to donate to the Fairfax County Health Department at the end of the school year.  Please note that they can only take Epi pens that have 3 months or more remaining before expiration.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s). Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your School Health Aide, Celeste Delahunty at 703-503-4610 , or your school Public Health Nurse, Amanda Yanchus, RN, BSN, at 703-503-4691 . Thank you for your cooperation and have a great summer.

Students in Ms. Barry's Biology class testing their reflexes.

7. Woodson Sports Physical Night

It is that time of the year again! The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held this year on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. As always, 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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 as it has been in previous years. Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. 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. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 
Register for an appointment here! 

If you cannot make it to our night on the 8th, but still want to support FCPS, feel free to sign up for another school's event! (Promise we won't be mad). 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected] .

Congratulations Girls Tennis! Occoquan Region Champions!

8. Volunteers Needed for Sports Physical Night

We are still looking for a few more physicians and HCP's to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs for our Sports Physical Night on Wednesday June 8th.

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. 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!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected] or visit here 

9. Immunization Requirements for Rising Seniors

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

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

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

Please provide one of the following documents to Woodson Registrar, Casey Delaney at [email protected]­­ as soon as possible:

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

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

Please contact Woodson Registrar, Casey Delaney at [email protected] if you have any questions.

10. 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:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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]

  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 #

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.

11. Meals at School for 2022-2023

For the past two years, the federal government has provided no-cost meals to all public school students without the need to complete the annual Free and Reduced-Price Meal application. The extension of the no-cost meals benefit to all students is expected to expire at the end of this school year, meaning families must submit an application and be approved to be eligible for free and reduced price meals for the 2022-23 school year.

Eligible families are encouraged to submit the Free and Reduced-Price Meal application before the first day of the 2022-23 school year. The online application will be available later this summer and accessible via the FCPS homepage.

Students approved for Free and Reduced-Price Meals may qualify for additional benefits such as waived or reduced fees for instruments, uniforms, field trips, FCPS class fees, and Parktakes classes. 

Summer Meal Service

No-cost summer meals will be served at all FCPS summer school locations this year. Please visit our website for updated information during the summer. 

Congratulations to the SGA Seniors (pictured with Leadership teachers Mr. Schaefer and Ms. Schmauder).

12. Thank You Local Businesses

The businesses below made generous donations to our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.  Please show your gratitude by supporting them when possible.

Ace Hardware
Affectionate Pet Care
Alexandria Cake Pop Company
Barber Effect
Capital Ale
Cheesecake Factory
Clyde's
Dulce Crepes
Kendra Scott
Lifetime Fitness
Meadows Farm
Mount Purrnon
Nothing Bundt Cake
Potbelly
Rita's Italian Ice
Sport Rock Climbing
University Mall Theater
Wegman’s

13. College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Padlets (bulletin boards) can be accessed here.

  • Are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume? Please visit the Extracurricular Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet. Looking for a Job after High School or Summer Employment? Please check out our Job Board.
  • Attention Class of 2023! Please mark your calendar for our Senior Night Presentation on Monday, 29 August 2022. During the first part of our presentation from 5:30 until 6:30 pm, we will look at non-college postsecondary options such as trade school, apprenticeships, jobs etc. The second part from 6:45 pm until 8:00 pm will address  4 year colleges and the college application process. Students and parents are welcome to attend both sessions, or pick one of the sessions.

Questions? Please email at [email protected].

PAST News - but still important 14. 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].

15. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTSO meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Library at Woodson HS. 

Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. Here are some quick links to get you started:

Join our PTSO
Make a Donation
Sign up for one of our Volunteer Opportunities
Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor
Find WT Woodson on FacebookInstagram  and Twitter
Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school!

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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WeMail for May 31st

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WeMail is distributed every Tuesday to update the Woodson community on PTSO news, school news, and upcoming events. 

  1. SCHEDULE REMINDERS
  2. PTSO NEWS
  3. WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
  4. FUNDRAISERS
  5. CAV SPORTS
  6. RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
  7. FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
SCHEDULE REMINDERS

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, May 31st - Wednesday, June 1st - Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All-Night Grad Party - Details under WTW News & Events

 

NEXT WEEK

Monday, June 6th - Thursday, June 9th - Underclass Exams - Details under Woodson News & Events

Wednesday, June 8th - Sports Physical - Details under Fundraisers

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School - Early Release Bell Schedule - Dismissal at 9:50 a.m.

PTSO NEWS   Woodson PTSO Officer Board for 2022-23 School Year 

The board members are set for next school year, and they look forward to serving the school and Woodson community.

President - Miklos Kiss

VP Membership - Lena McGinn

Secretary - Diane Raffaele

Treasurer - Kyle Durbin

Communications - Jill Battaglia

PTSO Grant Program - Sara Mastro

Thank you to outgoing board members Amy DeCarlo and Michelle Lucas for their service. Sara Mastro is transitioning from VP Membership to Grants Coordinator next year.

AmazonSmile LINK - Keep Earning Funds for Woodson All Summer!

Make your Amazon purchases go a little further. Sign up for AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to WTW PTSO. Signing up is quick and easy. Every little bit helps! Click here to sign up

Visit the PTSO Homepage for news, links, events calendar and more!

WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS

Military seniors walked the halls of Woodson this morning.

IT’S HERE! THE ALL NIGHT CAV CRUISE PARTY! Give your Senior a safe place to celebrate graduation with their friends!

May 31st 11 p.m. - June 1st 5:00 a.m.

Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

Yearbook Updates Picture Missing in Yearbook? 

The yearbook staff is working through the vendor issue of students’ photos missing from the portrait pages. 

If you would like your portrait to appear in a special insert please complete the google form here by midnight, Wednesday, June 1st. The insert will arrive on or about June 10th and will be available for pick up in F122 during standard business hours. 

Yearbook Pickup

If you preordered a yearbook you may pick it up in D205 during all lunches on Wednesday, June 1st and Friday, June 3rd.

Yearbooks have sold out. Pickup is for pre-orders only. Thank you for supporting Woodson Yearbook!

Questions? Email Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin, [email protected] & [email protected]

Underclass Exam Week Schedule

Underclass final exams take place the week of June 6th and each exam day is a half day of school with dismissal at 11:30am.

Monday, June 6th - Period 2 & 4 Exams

Tuesday, June 7th - Periods 5 & 7 Exams

Wednesday, June 8th - Periods 6 & 8 Exams

Thursday, June 9th - Period 1 Exam and Last Chance Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period

Locker Cleanout!

Underclass! Locker Clean Out – Wednesday, June 1st and Friday, June 3rd – Before the morning bell, during 3rd period, or after school. At 4pm on Thursday, June 9th, anything left in lockers will be donated.

2022 Chinese Culture Writing Competition

Participate in a Chinese Culture Writing Competition to win cash prizes! There will be three winners for each of the two topics: $200 for 3rd place, $300 for 2nd place, and $500 for 1st place in the Li Educational Foundation 2022 Chinese Culture Writing Competition. 

Show off your knowledge of Chinese Culture in this exciting writing competition. Click this link to register and review the 2 writing topics and judging rubric. Registration takes less than 1 minute due June 10th, with the final submission not due until July 8, 2022. Share your thoughts on Chinese culture, have a chance to be published in a book, and possibly win cash prizes! Review the attached flier and register now by clicking on this link.

Families Needed to Host French High School Students from July 6 to 29!

Give the experience of an American summer to a French teen by becoming a host with Compass USA!. Host families are urgently needed. Fifteen French high school students dream of coming to Washington, D.C. and hope to discover the American way of life, integrate into the community, meet new friends and improve their English. They will arrive at Dulles International Airport on July 6 for this three-week program. 

As a host family, all you need is a spare bed, to provide three meals a day, and a willingness to welcome a student into the normal rhythm and activities of your home. Compass USA will provide sightseeing trips on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the French students and any interested host siblings. If your family has planned a vacation for July, your student can travel with you. 

Visit https://www.compass-usa.net for more information about the summer homestay program and hosting. If you are interested in hosting one of these students, please contact WTW parent, Kathleen DeCarlo, at [email protected] or 703-388-6525.

Current 10th Grade Parents & Guardians - ACTION REQUIRED IN NAVIANCE

Each year, your child develops an Academic and Career Plan that supports their  growth. This plan helps your child plan for their future. 

Your child will work with teachers and school counselors to discover their personal strengths and interests. They will also create goals to help them achieve success, plan  for courses that meet high school graduation requirements, and prepare for life after  high school. The development of this plan starts in middle school. Students update it during high school as their goals evolve. 

This plan connects to the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Strategic Plan. It supports the  growth of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and is required by the Virginia Department of  Education. Each student’s parent or guardian must review this plan at the end of 8th  grade and again at the end of 10th grade. Then you can coach them to make decisions  about college and careers that match their personal strengths, interests, and goals.  There are many pathways to success! 

You or your child can log into Naviance Student at www.fcps.edu/Naviance, then review the following information together: 

  • Results of the strengths and career surveys
  • Personal, academic, and/or career goals
  • Resume
  • Draft course plans for high school

Once in your child’s account, click the “About Me” tab and scroll down to “Portfolio.”  Once you click on the Portfolio, you can view all the work that your child has completed.

Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, complete the verification form at  https://forms.gle/jifN6F3DE9kiNUuX7 . The completion of this form will serve as your signature. Please complete this form by Thursday, June 30, 2022.

For more information about your child’s plans, visit www.FCPS.edu and search  “Academic and Career Plan.” We encourage you to continue to use Naviance Student  with your child to explore college and career options.

If you have questions, please contact your student’s school counselor.

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]

FUNDRAISERS Woodson Sports Physical Night

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. Hosting this event is the Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. ALL proceeds go towards helping the program purchase supplies. 

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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 again this year. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 

Register for an appointment here! 

Want to Volunteer for Sports Physical Night??

If you would like to volunteer please complete the volunteer registration here. A few more physicians and HCP's are needed to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA), as well as other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you can help, or know of others that would be able to assist, please spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected]

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT - All Proceeds Benefit Woodson PTSO

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.

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours here!

Garden Flag (dimensions - 12"x17") - $15

Personalize it for $5 more - add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year!

(Some examples: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2021; Woodson Class of 2022)

For more information, contact Liz Brocato at [email protected]

Student Driver Magnets Available With Convenient Home Delivery!

Student Driver Car Magnets are available through PTSO! Magnets are $8.00 each or buy a batch of 3 for multiple cars for $20.00. You can order online from the PTBoard website HERE.  Once orders are received, magnets will be delivered to your door contact free! If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

WTW CAVS SPORTS UPDATES

Congratulations to Girls Lacrosse!  Occoquan Region Champions!

Congratulations to Boys Tennis!  Occoquan Region Champions!

Sports Highlights

Baseball

Woodson opened play in the Occoquan Region Tournament with an 11-1 victory over the visiting Edison Eagles. Senior pitcher Connor Krahulec led the Cavaliers with a complete game, allowing only three hits and one unearned run over five innings. He helped his own cause with a double and an RBI single.

Woodson took the lead in the 2nd inning and never looked back. Consecutive singles from Jay Sorkin, Andrew Perks, and Krahulec powered the Cavs to a 4-0 lead. Woodson completed the rout with six runs in the 5th, which saw a litany of errors by the visitors.  

As its reward for the opening round win, Woodson squared off against the National District Champion Hayfield. The Hawks entered the game at 19-2, fresh off a 12 inning 4-3 victory over Fairfax. Hayfield’s top two pitchers were unavailable after being used in the marathon game. Woodson sent Ben Smallwood to the mound, hoping he could keep their season alive.  

The game started with two scoreless innings. Woodson drew first blood in the 3rd.  Smallwood opened the inning with a double to center. Courtesy runner Owen Clarke stole 3rd and scored on an RBI grounder by Colin Jones.  Hayfield struck back in the bottom half of the inning, taking a 2-1 lead off two hits and some aggressive base running, which induced a throwing error by the Cavs infield.

Woodson rallied in the 4th. Andrew Perks reached on an error. Dillon Brody singled through the middle. Smallwood loaded the bases with a bloop single to left. Ethan Conklin drew a four pitch walk to score Perks. Jones then fought off several tough pitches and put Woodson back in front with an RBI walk. The Hawks tied the game in the bottom of the 4th when Senior Ryan Banya singled, stole 2B, moved to 3B on an infield hit, then scored on another throwing error. The score held at 3-3 through a quiet 5th inning.

The Cavs broke through in the top of the 6th, when Brody singled, then scored on Smallwood’s second double of the game. Conklin hit an RBI single to center, followed by another walk from JonesConklin was caught stealing 3B, but Jones scored on a double by Colton Lennon to push the lead to 6-3.  

Hayfield clawed back one run in the bottom of the inning when Banya hit an RBI double, but Smallwood pitched out of trouble and Woodson took a 6-4 lead to the last inning. Woodson threatened, putting two on with two outs, but couldn’t extend its lead.  Smallwood got two quick outs, but a single brought the tying run to the plate with two outs.  At his maximum pitch count, Smallwood got the last out with a fly ball to center fielder Brody.  Woodson advances to face West Springfield tonight at 7pm.

Softball

A pair of Regional playoff victories last week catapulted the Woodson Softball team into the Regional Semifinals this Wednesday night at 6:30pm at Robinson.

The Cavaliers started the week with an opening round home victory over Justice HS, 11-0. That was followed by a road win against the National District number 1 seed Edison HS, 8-5.

Against Justice, the bats came alive quickly, plating 6 runs in the first inning.  Junior Sarah Banker led off with a single to right field. That was followed by consecutive RBI doubles from Sophomore Sydney Huffman and Junior Elizabeth Schneider, making the score 2-0 after 3 batters.  A couple of batters later, outfield RBI singles from Senior Veronica Udowitz and Freshman Penny Elliott pushed the score to 4-0.  Senior Jaeden Petrella’s single to center field brought in 2 more, closing out the inning with 6 runs.

Later in the game, hits by Banker, Senior Zoe Johnson and Sophomore Ceci Temple also drove in a run each.

Three Woodson pitchers powered the Cavaliers in the shutout, Sophomore Claire Warden, Udowitz, and Temple.

Against Edison, Woodson broke a scoreless game in the top of the 3rd when Senior Jaeden Petrella stole home after earning a walk and Sophomore Sydney Huffman reached base on an Edison error. Junior Elizabeth Schneider followed with a double to right field, bringing in Huffman. Clean-up batter Sophomore Sedona Adams’ line drive to center brought in another run, making the score 3-0. Two innings later, Senior Zoe Johnson hit a 2-run homer to left center, making the score 7-1.  After Edison scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 5rth inning, making the score 7-5, speedy Huffman’s bunt single turned into a run, after a 3-base throwing error by the Edison pitcher found the ball sailing into the right field corner, making the score 8-5.

Winning pitcher Sophomore Claire Warden closed the door, not allowing any runs in the final 2 innings, preserving Woodson’s lead. Warden also struck out 3 batters in the complete game performance.

Fall 2022 Sports Tryout Dates

Mark your calendars for Fall 2022 sports tryout dates.  Golf tryouts begin on  Thursday, July 28th and all other fall sports (football, cheer, field hockey, cross-country, volleyball) will take place on Monday, August 1st.

Woodson Precisionettes Dance Team Tryouts

Due to new VHSL rules, Woodson Precisionettes Dance Team tryouts will now be June 10th and June 11th. Video submissions will be an option for dancers that can no longer make the in-person tryout dates.

Head to the Dance Team LinkTree (on Instagram) and fill out the new Tryout Application ASAP to get the choreography for tryouts, and to indicate if you need to do a video submission. All dancers will learn the routines in advance regardless of in-person or video tryouts so fill out your application now!

Woodson Summer Sport Camps - Register Today!

For more information about each camp, click on the sport summer camp title below or visit our Woodson Athletics website at www.wtwoodsonsports.com

Field Hockey Summer Camp

June 13 - June 17

Baseball Summer Camp

June 13 - June 17

Girls Basketball Summer Camp

June 27 - July 1

Boys Basketball Summer Camp 

Session 1 - July 11 - July 15 Session 2 - July 18 - July 22

Volleyball Summer Camp

Session 1: July 12 - July 15 5pm-7pm

Session 2: July 12 - July 15 7:30pm-9:30pm

Session 3: July 19 - July 22 6pm-8pm

Cheer & Dance Summer Camp

August 8 - August 12 RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Padlets (bulletin boards)  can be accessed here.

  • Are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume? Please visit the Extracurricular Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet. Looking for a Job after High School or Summer Employment? Please check out our Job Board.

Questions? Please email at [email protected]

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]

End of Year 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:

  1. Student Name                          1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                   2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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]

  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 #

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.

End of Year Medication Pickup

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 10th. 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 would like to donate your child’s Epi pens or Inhaler please send an email to the Health Room stating you would like to donate to the Fairfax County Health Department at the end of the school year.  Please note that they can only take Epi pens that have 3 months or more remaining before expiration.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s). Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your School Health Aide, Celeste Delahunty at 703-503-4610 , or your school Public Health Nurse, Amanda Yanchus, RN, BSN, at 703-503-4691 . Thank you for your cooperation and have a great summer.

QUICK LINKS to useful information and resources - 

Universal Masking Changes as of March 1Health and Safety & Covid Guidance / FCPS Covid-19 Case Dashboard 

View a list of current bus delays 

Woodson Frequently Asked Questions.

Woodson Events Calendar 

Woodson Athletics Calendar 

2021-22 School Year Calendar 

2021-2022 Odd/Even (A/B) Calendar - Printable

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Orthodox Good Friday, and Diwali will be student holidays next school year.

FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Get Your Child's Online Activity Report - FREE 

Resources for Mental Health, Wellness & Support Groups (must be a PTSO member to login)

Join PTSO / Make a Donation to PTSO / PTSO Volunteer Opportunities

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS FCPS Families Will Receive Reports Throughout the Summer for Spring Assessments

Spring assessments help teachers and schools check on students’ learning and skill development. Families will access results from end-of-year assessments in different ways. For most assessments, FCPS provides custom reports to share scores with families.

Look in SIS ParentVUE for these reports by the end of July:

Watch the mail for these reports by the end of the indicated month:

Other scores come from the school or testing organization. These include Advanced Placement (AP) scores accessed through students’ College Board accounts.

Go online or contact your student's school for additional information about FCPS assessments. You can also learn how to activate a SIS ParentVUE account to access scores. Schools will mail SIS reports to families without ParentVUE accounts.

Preparing for a Military Move? What Your Family Needs to Know – Friday, June 3rd

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant tips and strategies for managing new challenges.

  • Registration and withdrawal process
  • How to use the Education Binder
  • Why goodbyes are important
  • Resources within FCPS for military families

Join Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for the virtual webinar - our fourth of a 4-part series supporting military-connected families.

June 3, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

To view the previous webinars concerning Military-Connected Youth as well as other webinars from the Parent Resource Center, click here.

Sing, Dance, and Design With FCPS Summer Programs

All students with an interest in continuing to explore the arts are eligible for two summer enrichment programs. Registration is now open for the Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) and Institute for the Arts (IFTA) Summer enrichment programs. 

Elementary Institute for the Arts (for rising 3rd through 6th graders) and Institute for the Arts (for rising 7th through 12th graders) will be held July 5-29 at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Classes are offered every day related to dance, music, theater, and visual art. Both programs have fees. Waivers are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals.  

For more information or to register, visit the Summer Learning webpage.

Free Online Tutoring Services for All FCPS Students

FCPS students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected]

In-person Tutoring Options

For families interested in in-person tutoring, FCPS’ Parent Resource Center maintains a list of tutors who can be hired by families.

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]).

This list is a resource offered by the PRC, but parents are responsible for contacting and working directly with the tutors.

For more information about tutors, click here to visit the Parent Resource Center website.

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

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

2021-22 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / [email protected]

Sara Mastro / Vice President - Membership / [email protected]

Vacant / Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / [email protected]

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / [email protected]

Jill Battaglia / Communications Director /[email protected]

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / [email protected]

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Woodson Weekly - May 27th

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Woodson Weekly -
May 27th

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 yesterday. For more information about the yearbook, see items #5 and #6.

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena
Early Release Schedule dismissal at 10:30am

June 6th through 9th - Underclass Exams (see story #5 for exam and bell schedule)

Wednesday, June 8th - Sports Physical

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School Schedule dismissal at 9:50am

NEW News In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Military Connected Senior Grad Walk
3. Graduation Day - Tuesday, May 31st
4. Final Call for Volunteers
5. Missing Yearbook Portrait?
6. Yearbook Pickup
7. Early Checkouts from School
8. Underclass Exam Schedule
9. Locker Cleanout!
10. Medication Pickup
11. Woodson Student Selected for National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program
12. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
13. Alumni Visits
14. Volunteers Needed for Sports Physical Night
15. Woodson Sports Physical Night
16. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
17. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?
18. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Hello Woodson Families:

As we close out May, I reflect on so many events in the world and within our own country. I hope this extended weekend brings quality time with your families. Hold your kids tight, listen and hear their hearts. If you have any concerns or need any assistance with your child, please reach out to their counselor. 

As a reminder, each school in FCPS has a security presence for the safety of our community, students and staff.  At Woodson, this includes but is not limited to: locked interior and exterior doors, electronic door access, CCTV, visitor management system, practicing of lockdown, fire and tornado drills, county-wide emergency management planning, school security based in the school and throughout the county, division-wide and school specific crisis management plans updated annually, threat assessment procedures, confidential tip email/text, employee training in crisis management and communication, an SRO (Officer Smith), and sensitivity training for responders to match the needs of our students. Finally, last night the school board approved funding to add vestibules to all schools to allow entry to the school prior to gaining entry into the office while maintaining a welcoming, supportive and nurturing environment in our schools.

Tuesday we celebrate the Class of 2022!  This milestone is thirteen years in the making for our seniors! I invite anyone to come to EagleBank Arena at George Mason University. Graduation is on Tuesday, May 31st at 2PM and there are no tickets required. Grades 9-11, please make sure you review the schedule for May 31 as it is very different from any other day of the year.

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, Viva Vienna is going on just up the road. It is a fun, family friendly, outdoor event. 

With only nine days of school year remaining, please check SIS to see where your child stands in classes. Be sure to get remaining work in and check with teachers if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful, safe, long weekend,

Dr. Floyd

Senior Grad Walk at Fairfax Villa ES!

2. Military Connected Senior Grad Walk - Tuesday, May 31st at 9am

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. Please meet 8:30am-8:45am at Woodson HS entrance 1 dressed in your cap and gown for a Grad Walk through A Hallway on Tuesday, May 31st at 9 am.

Parents and families of our military dependent, graduating seniors and fellow Woodson students who are military dependents, please bring your military ID and meet at 8:45am to be part of this special Grad Walk!

Questions?  Please reach out to Jessica Norsky at [email protected]

3. Graduation Day

The Woodson Class of 2022 will graduate on Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm at EagleBank Arena.

Seniors are to report to the Loading Dock no later than 1pm.

There is no limit on the number of attendees; tickets are not required and currently, masks are not required within EagleBank Arena.

The Ceremony will be Live Streamed and can be viewed here 

Senior Grad Walk at Olde Creek Elementary School

4. Final Call for Volunteers 

Attention: All Freshman, Sophomore, Junior AND Senior Parents and Guardians - Volunteers Needed!

We need all hands on deck to volunteer at the Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party!  The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee is planning a fun-filled celebration for the Graduates of the Class of 2022 on Tuesday, May 31st, and we need over 200 volunteers to make this event a success.  Sign up to volunteer.

What is Cav Cruise?

Have you heard about Woodson's Cav Cruise All Night Graduation Party, but don't understand what the buzz is all about? Cav Cruise is a drug-free, alcohol-free all night graduation party to celebrate our Seniors! We'll be celebrating at South Run Rec Center this year! 

Each senior who wants to attend needs to purchase a ticket which includes an all night grad party with casino games, hypnotist, swimming pool, music, food, and lots of prizes! Your senior won't want to miss the party of the year!  Early registration is very helpful to the Cav Cruise Planning Committee - please buy your ticket in advance! Tickets are $100. Cav Cruise: May 31 - June 1: 11:00pm - 5:00am. Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

Senior Grad Walk at Wakefield Forest ES!

5. Missing Yearbook Picture?

If your portrait is missing from the portrait pages in the yearbook please accept our sincere apology. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this vendor issue.

If you would like your portrait to appear in a special insert please complete the google form here by midnight, Wednesday, June 1st. The insert will arrive on or about June 10th and will be available for pick up in F122 during standard business hours. 

Thank you for your support of Woodson yearbook!

Questions? Please contact Katherine Benzinger at [email protected] or Drew Marvin at [email protected]

6. Yearbook Pickup

If you preordered a yearbook you may pick it up in D205 during all lunches on Wednesday, June 1st and Friday, June 3rd.

Yearbooks have sold out, pick up is for preorders only. Thank you for supporting Woodson Yearbook!

Congratulations Boys Tennis! Occoquan Region Champions!

7. Early Checkouts from School

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

ALL students MUST present a note or have an attendance form completed by 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.

8. Underclass Exam Week Schedule

Underclass final exams take place the week of June 6th and each exam day is a half day of school with dismissal at 11:30am.

Monday, June 6th - Period 2 & 4 Exams

Tuesday, June 7th - Periods 5 & 7 Exams

Wednesday, June 8th - Periods 6 & 8 Exams

Thursday, June 9th - Period 1 Exam and Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period

9. Locker Cleanout!

Underclass! Locker Clean Out – Wednesday, June 1st and Friday, June 3rd – Before the morning bell, during 3rd period, or after school. At 4pm on Thursday, June 9th, anything left in lockers will be donated.

Congratulations Girls Lacrosse!  Occoquan Region Champions!

10. Medication Pickup

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 10th. 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 would like to donate your child’s Epi pens or Inhaler please send an email to the Health Room stating you would like to donate to the Fairfax County Health Department at the end of the school year.  Please note that they can only take Epi pens that have 3 months or more remaining before expiration.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s). Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your School Health Aide, Celeste Delahunty at 703-503-4610 , or your school Public Health Nurse, Amanda Yanchus, RN, BSN, at 703-503-4691 . Thank you for your cooperation and have a great summer.

11. Woodson Student Selected for National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program

Congratulations to Woodson junior, Evan Chu! He has been chosen to participate in the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program at the Kennedy Center for 2022-23. Evan plays the clarinet.

The purpose of the Youth Fellowship Program is to develop and encourage high school students to become orchestral musicians of the future, learning the realities and skills of a 21st century career. This is a monitored, performance-oriented training program designed for serious music students.

12. College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Padlets (bulletin boards)  can be accessed here.

  • Are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume? Please visit the Extracurricular Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet. Looking for a Job after High School or Summer Employment? Please check out our Job Board.

Questions? Please email at [email protected].

Cute and Caring Animals - Woodson's Alpaca event makes FCPS News!

PAST News - but still important 13. Alumni Visits

We love to see our alums! Due to year-end testing and instruction, alumni visits will only be allowed after school hours.

14. Volunteers Needed for Sports Physical Night

We are still looking for a few more physicians and HCP's to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs for our Sports Physical Night on Wednesday June 8th.

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. 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!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected] or visit here 

15. Woodson Sports Physical Night

It is that time of the year again! The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held this year on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. As always, 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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 as it has been in previous years. Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. 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. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 
Register for an appointment here! 

If you cannot make it to our night on the 8th, but still want to support FCPS, feel free to sign up for another school's event! (Promise we won't be mad). 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected] .

16. 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:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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]

  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 #

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.

17. 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].

18. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTSO meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Library at Woodson HS. 

Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. Here are some quick links to get you started:

Join our PTSO
Make a Donation
Sign up for one of our Volunteer Opportunities
Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor
Find WT Woodson on FacebookInstagram  and Twitter
Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school!

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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  1. SCHEDULE REMINDERS
  2. PTSO NEWS
  3. WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
  4. FUNDRAISERS
  5. CAV SPORTS
  6. RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
  7. FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
SCHEDULE REMINDERS

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, May 25th - Last Day of Late Bus

Wednesday, May 25th; 7:00 p.m. - Spring Chorus Concert - Auditorium

Thursday, May 26th - Yearbook Pre-orders Distribution and sales ($80), Dance Studio - Details under Woodson News & Events

Thursday, May 26th; 6:00 p.m. - Senior Awards Ceremony - Auditorium

 

NEXT WEEK

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st - Early Release Graduation Day Bell Schedule - Dismissal at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena

Tuesday, May 31st - Wednesday, June 1st - Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All-Night Grad Party - Details under WTW News & Events

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Monday, June 6th - Thursday, June 9th - Underclass Exams - Details under Woodson News & Events

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School - Early Release Bell Schedule - Dismissal at 9:50 a.m.

PTSO NEWS   $1,000 C2 Education Scholarship - DEADLINE NEXT MONDAY, MAY 30 - IF YOU’VE ALREADY SUBMITTED DOUBLE CHECK EMAIL ENTRY 

If you submitted an application, please resend to [email protected].  The original post had the incorrect email address.  The PTSO in conjunction with C2 Education is offering a $1,000 scholarship to C2 SAT preparation.   Our C2 partner is located in Fair City Mall and offers in-person SAT prep and tutoring.  The single $1,000 scholarship is available for current Sophomores and Juniors.  

Students can apply for the scholarship by sending a short essay (350 words or less) describing their college ambitions and how C2 Education prep would help them reach their goal.  Essays are due by May 30th. Send to [email protected].  Scholarship will be awarded in mid-June and can be used for one year.

AmazonSmile LINK

Make your Amazon purchases go a little further. Sign up for AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to WTW PTSO. Signing up is quick and easy. Every little bit helps! Click here to sign up

Visit the PTSO Homepage for news, links, events calendar and more!

WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS Give your Senior a safe place to celebrate graduation with their friends! May 31st 11pm - June 1st 5am.

Please purchase tickets in advance to Woodson’s party of the year celebrating the Class of 2022! 

Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

The PTSO sponsors this event to give all seniors a safe place to have a ton of fun with their friends, eat lots of food, and win awesome prizes! Prizes include laptop computers, TVs, gaming consoles, hundreds of $$ in gift cards, and more! Activities include casino games, VR dance party, mechanical bull, human foos ball, a hypnotist - the fun goes on all night long! 

Please buy your tickets now!! Purchasing your ticket in advance is a HUGE help to the planning committee - and your student. 

Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

For more information regarding Cav Cruise, contact [email protected] 

Click here for lots of details about senior class events, including a video that gives a sneak peek at Cav Cruise: https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/student-life-activities/class/seniors

Cav Cruise Still Needs Many Volunteers! Thank you to those who have answered the call!!

The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee still needs several volunteers to pull off this amazing celebration for the Class of 2022, Thank you to the many who signed up last week!  We need adults from the entire Woodson community! Underclass parents -  pay it forward! Senior parents - don’t miss out on the fun! We cannot host this event if we don’t have enough volunteers to supervise the activities! 

Click here for sign up to volunteer! 

Date: May 31st 11:00 pm - June 1st 5:00 am

See the sign up and pick your shift to help out with food, games (inside and out), “luggage” (e.g., coat check for a safe place to leave keys, extra clothes, etc.), and more! The coffee and snacks will be flowing all night. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to watch your kids be kids!! The PTSO sponsors this event to give our seniors a SAFE way to celebrate graduation with their classmates!

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks will be distributed this Thursday, May 26th in the Dance Studio from 9am-3pm and 4:30-6pm. Pre-ordered yearbooks may be picked up at these times.

Pre-order sales have ended. Students may purchase books on a first-come first-served basis on Thursday, May 26th during distribution. Books are $80; cash only.  

Questions? Email Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin, [email protected] & [email protected]

Woodson Choral Booster

Choral Department Rehearsal Tuesday, May 24th 3:15PM-4:45PM Auditorium

Choral Concert Wednesday, May 25th 7PM Auditorium

(Senior call time is 5:45PM.  All other student’s call time is 6:00PM.  The side doors will open at 6:40PM for parents of seniors to enter early and get their seats.)

Join us on Wednesday, June 1st, from 6pm-7pm in Cafeteria A for The Woodson Chorus End of the Year Banquet.  Following the Banquet, we will have our award ceremony in the Auditorium at 7pm.

Early Checkouts from School

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

ALL students MUST present a note or have an attendance form completed by 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.

Exam Week Schedule

Underclass final exams take place the week of June 6th and each exam day is a half day of school.

Monday, June 6th - Period 2 & 4 Exams

Tuesday, June 7th - Periods 5 & 7 Exams

Wednesday, June 8th - Periods 6 & 8 Exams

Thursday, June 9th - Period 1 Exam and Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period

Exam Day Schedule - UPDATED!!

1st Block (exam) 8:10-9:40am
2nd Block (exam) 9:48-11:15am
Grab & Go Lunch: 11:15-11:30am
Buses Depart at 11:40am

Locker Cleanout!

Seniors! Locker Clean Out - Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th. At 4pm on Tuesday, May 24th, any items left in Senior lockers will be donated.

Underclass! Locker Clean Out – Wednesday, June 1st and Friday, June 3rd – Before the morning bell, during 3rd period, or after school. At 4pm on Thursday, June 9th, anything left in lockers will be donated.

Host a French High School Student from July 6 to July 29!

You are invited to share in a fun and rewarding summer language and cultural immersion program by becoming a host family with Compass USA! Fifteen French high school students will be arriving on July 6 for a three-week Compass USA homestay. 

Compass USA will provide six sightseeing outings for the French students and any interested host siblings. Host families provide a spare bed, three meals a day, and a willingness to welcome the student into the normal rhythm and activities of your home. If you have planned a July vacation, your student is allowed to travel with you. 

Visit https://www.compass-usa.net for more information about the summer homestay program and hosting. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Kathleen DeCarlo at [email protected] or 703-388-6525.

Current 10th Grade Parents & Guardians - ACTION REQUIRED IN NAVIANCE

Each year, your child develops an Academic and Career Plan that supports their  growth. This plan helps your child plan for their future. 

Your child will work with teachers and school counselors to discover their personal strengths and interests. They will also create goals to help them achieve success, plan  for courses that meet high school graduation requirements, and prepare for life after  high school. The development of this plan starts in middle school. Students update it during high school as their goals evolve. 

This plan connects to the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Strategic Plan. It supports the  growth of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and is required by the Virginia Department of  Education. Each student’s parent or guardian must review this plan at the end of 8th  grade and again at the end of 10th grade. Then you can coach them to make decisions  about college and careers that match their personal strengths, interests, and goals.  There are many pathways to success! 

You or your child can log into Naviance Student at www.fcps.edu/Naviance, then review the following information together: 

  • Results of the strengths and career surveys
  • Personal, academic, and/or career goals
  • Resume
  • Draft course plans for high school

Once in your child’s account, click the “About Me” tab and scroll down to “Portfolio.”  Once you click on the Portfolio, you can view all the work that your child has completed.

Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, complete the verification form at  https://forms.gle/jifN6F3DE9kiNUuX7 . The completion of this form will serve as your signature. Please complete this form by Thursday, June 30, 2022.

For more information about your child’s plans, visit www.FCPS.edu and search  “Academic and Career Plan.” We encourage you to continue to use Naviance Student  with your child to explore college and career options.

If you have questions, please contact your student’s school counselor.

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]

FUNDRAISERS Woodson Sports Physical Night

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. Hosting this event is the Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. ALL proceeds go towards helping the program purchase supplies. 

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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 again this year. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 

Register for an appointment here! 

Want to Volunteer for Sports Physical Night??

If you would like to volunteer please complete the volunteer registration here. A few more physicians and HCP's are needed to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA), as well as other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you can help, or know of others that would be able to assist, please spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected]

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT - All Proceeds Benefit Woodson PTSO

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.

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours here!

Garden Flag (dimensions - 12"x17") - $15

Personalize it for $5 more - add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year!

(Some examples: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2021; Woodson Class of 2022)

For more information, contact Liz Brocato at [email protected]

Student Driver Magnets Available With Convenient Home Delivery!

Student Driver Car Magnets are available through PTSO! Magnets are $8.00 each or buy a batch of 3 for multiple cars for $20.00. You can order online from the PTBoard website HERE.  Once orders are received, magnets will be delivered to your door contact free! If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

WTW CAVS SPORTS UPDATES

Check out all of these opportunities to enjoy the spring weather and cheer on our teams! Follow @Woodsonathletic on Twitter for current athletic updates and schedules.

Sports Highlights

Boys Tennis

Vincent Truong won the District Singles title, and he and Ansh Pathapadu (pictured with Coach Carr) won the District Doubles title! Team Regional playoffs start this week. The team won their first round Regional playoff match against Annandale last Thursday. Regional playoffs continue this week.

Fall 2022 Sports Tryout Dates

Mark your calendars for Fall 2022 sports tryout dates.  Golf tryouts begin on  Thursday, July 28th and all other fall sports (football, cheer, field hockey, cross-country, volleyball) will take place on Monday, August 1st.

Update to Woodson Precisionettes Dance Team Tryouts

Due to new VHSL rules, Woodson Precisionettes Dance Team tryouts will now be June 10th and June 11th. Video submissions will be an option for dancers that can no longer make the in-person tryout dates.

Head to the Dance Team LinkTree (on Instagram) and fill out the new Tryout Application ASAP to get the choreography for tryouts, and to indicate if you need to do a video submission. All dancers will learn the routines in advance regardless of in-person or video tryouts so fill out your application now!

Woodson Summer Sport Camps - Register Today!

For more information about each camp, click on the sport summer camp title below or visit our Woodson Athletics website at www.wtwoodsonsports.com

Field Hockey Summer Camp

June 13 - June 17

Baseball Summer Camp

June 13 - June 17

Girls Basketball Summer Camp

June 27 - July 1

Boys Basketball Summer Camp 

Session 1 - July 11 - July 15 Session 2 - July 18 - July 22

Volleyball Summer Camp

Session 1: July 12 - July 15 5pm-7pm

Session 2: July 12 - July 15 7:30pm-9:30pm

Session 3: July 19 - July 22 6pm-8pm

Cheer & Dance Summer Camp

August 8 - August 12 RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder. Our padlets (bulletin boards) are also linked there. Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology.

Questions? Please email at [email protected]

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]

End of Year 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:

  1. Student Name                          1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                   2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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]

  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 #

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.

End of Year Medication Pickup

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 10th. 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]

QUICK LINKS to useful information and resources - 

Universal Masking Changes as of March 1Health and Safety & Covid Guidance / FCPS Covid-19 Case Dashboard 

View a list of current bus delays 

Woodson Frequently Asked Questions.

Woodson Events Calendar 

Woodson Athletics Calendar 

2021-22 School Year Calendar 

2021-2022 Odd/Even (A/B) Calendar - Printable

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Orthodox Good Friday, and Diwali will be student holidays next school year.

FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Get Your Child's Online Activity Report - FREE 

Resources for Mental Health, Wellness & Support Groups (must be a PTSO member to login)

Join PTSO / Make a Donation to PTSO / PTSO Volunteer Opportunities

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS Dr. Reid Joins the Community for a Multilingual Virtual Town Hall

Last Tuesday, incoming Superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. was joined by families, employees, and community members for a multilingual virtual town hall. Dr. Reid answered questions submitted by audience members on many topics including equity, student success, student and employee social/emotional health, and more.

Watch the highlights of the May 17 virtual town hall in this short video.

Missed this event? Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Stay informed about community engagement opportunities by visiting our website.

Preparing for a Military Move? What Your Family Needs to Know – Friday, June 3rd

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant tips and strategies for managing new challenges.

  • Registration and withdrawal process
  • How to use the Education Binder
  • Why goodbyes are important
  • Resources within FCPS for military families

Join Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for the virtual webinar - our fourth of a 4-part series supporting military-connected families.

June 3, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

To view the previous webinars concerning Military-Connected Youth as well as other webinars from the Parent Resource Center, click here.

Sing, Dance, and Design With FCPS Summer Programs

All students with an interest in continuing to explore the arts are eligible for two summer enrichment programs. Registration is now open for the Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) and Institute for the Arts (IFTA) Summer enrichment programs. 

Elementary Institute for the Arts (for rising 3rd through 6th graders) and Institute for the Arts (for rising 7th through 12th graders) will be held July 5-29 at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Classes are offered every day related to dance, music, theater, and visual art. Both programs have fees. Waivers are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals.  

For more information or to register, visit the Summer Learning webpage.

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

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

2021-22 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / [email protected]

Sara Mastro / Vice President - Membership / [email protected]

Vacant / Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / [email protected]

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / [email protected]

Jill Battaglia / Communications Director /[email protected]

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / [email protected]

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WTW PTSO Website

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Woodson Weekly - May 20th

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Woodson Weekly -
May 20th

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!

Leadership Class Seniors 

Important Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, May 24th - Last Day for Seniors; Cap and Gown Distribution

Wednesday, May 25th - Last Late Bus Day

Thursday, May 26th - Yearbook Distribution and sales ($80), Dance Studio

Thursday, May 26th - Senior Awards Ceremony at 6pm, Auditorium

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena
Early Release Schedule dismissal at 10:30am

June 6th through 9th - Underclass Exams (see story #6 for exam and bell schedule)

Wednesday, June 8th - Sports Physical

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School Schedule dismissal at 9:50am

NEW News In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Early Checkouts from School
3. Senior Final Week Schedule
4. Senior Laptop Return
5. Senior Grad Walks at Elementary Schools
6. Yearbook Distribution
7. Underclass Exam Schedule
8. Locker Cleanout!
9. Medication Pickup
10. Woodson Student Wins Gold Medal
11. Volunteers Needed for Sports Physical Night
12. Volunteers Needed for Cav Cruise
13. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
14. Alumni Visits
15. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
16. No Morning Attendance Calls
17. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?
18. Woodson Sports Physical Night
19. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon Woodson Families:

This week someone said, “only two more Mondays” – how can that be? We can’t possibly be closing in on the end of the school year – not yet! I feel like there is still so much to do. 

Our seniors will spread their wings and fly and honestly, I will miss this group.   This year’s seniors are some of the most resilient, kind and caring Cavaliers and they will truly be missed! Junior families – look out – next year will fly by.

Given it is mid-May, we have seen many “lasts" - last concerts, last crew night, last ball games. I invite our seniors and their families to Senior Awards on Thursday, May 26th at 6PM in the auditorium followed by the Senior Sunset – their last time on campus together. This is the perfect time to sign yearbooks and share in the memories. A huge thank you to Ms. Graham our senior class sponsor who has made so many of these events happen for the class of 2022. 

I look forward to seeing our families at more of our “lasts” of this school year over the next three weeks. 

Stay cool this weekend!

Dr. Floyd

Watch the final Morning Show for this school year hosted by Hannah and Kyle 

2. Early Checkouts from School

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

ALL students MUST present a note or have an attendance form completed by 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.

3. Final Senior Week Schedule

Senior final exams began yesterday, Thursday, May 19th. Please see below for the final week of school for Seniors:

  • Monday, May 23: Exam for Period 1
    • Full day of school
    • Locker cleanout during 3rd period
  • Tuesday, May 24: Exams for Periods 2 and 4 
    • Laptop Return in Aux Gym after 4th period
    • Seniors pick up caps and gowns in Aux Gym
    • Locker cleanout
    • Early Release after cap and gown pickup/laptop return/locker cleanout
  • Wednesday, May 25: No School
    • Elementary School Grad Walks (see story #5)
  • Thursday, May 26: No School
    • Yearbook Distribution 9am-3pm; 4:30-6pm in the Dance Studio 
    • 6pm Senior Award Ceremony in the Auditorium
    • Senior Sunset after ceremony on the band field
    • Kona Ice truck will be here for the Senior Sunset (bring cash for purchase)
  • Friday, May 27: No School
  • Monday, May 30: Memorial Day Holiday; No School
  • Tuesday, May 31: Graduation at EagleBank Arena at 2pm
    • Seniors arrive at the Loading Dock at 1pm

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website.

4. Senior Laptop Return

Senior Laptop Return is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 after 4th period in the Aux Gym.

Students must remove any stickers on their laptops before returning it. Students should make sure they return both their laptop and charger on that day.  Students missing a charger can purchase a new one on MySchoolBucks and pick it up in the Tech Office (A112) the next morning.

  • Replacement Laptop Cost:  $481
  • Replacement Charger Cost:  $28

Students not attending graduation may return their laptop and charger starting on the 23rd to the Tech Office (A112).

Starting May 25th, seniors absent from school on the 24th can return their laptop and charger to the Tech Office (A112). 

5. 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 Wednesday, May 25th at the time listed below:

Canterbury Woods ES—2:15

Fairfax Villa ES—2:45pm

Little Run ES—2:15pm

Mantua ES—2:15pm

Oak View ES—

Olde Creek ES— 2:15pm

Wakefield Forrest ES—2:15pm

6. Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks are on the way!

Yearbooks will be distributed on Thursday, May 26th in the Dance Studio from 9am-3pm and 4:30-6pm. Preordered books may be picked up  at these times.

Preorder sales have ended. Students may purchase books first-come first-served basis on Thursday, May 26th during distribution. Books are $80; cash only.  

Questions? Email Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin, [email protected] & [email protected]

7. Underclass Exam Week Schedule

Underclass final exams take place the week of June 6th and each exam day is a half day of school.

Monday, June 6th - Period 2 & 4 Exams

Tuesday, June 7th - Periods 5 & 7 Exams

Wednesday, June 8th - Periods 6 & 8 Exams

Thursday, June 9th - Period 1 Exam and Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period

Exam Day Schedule - UPDATED!!
1st Block (exam) 8:10-9:40am
2nd Block (exam) 9:48-11:15am
Grab & Go Lunch: 11:15-11:30am
Buses Depart at 11:40am

8. Locker Cleanout!

Seniors! Locker Clean Out - Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th. At 4pm on Tuesday, May 24th, any items left in Senior lockers will be donated.

Underclass! Locker Clean Out – Wednesday, June 1st and Friday, June 3rd – Before the morning bell, during 3rd period, or after school. At 4pm on Thursday, June 9th, anything left in lockers will be donated.

Students in Ms. Barry's Biology class match vocabulary pictures of cell parts.

9. Medication Pickup

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 10th. 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 would like to donate your child’s Epi pens or Inhaler please send an email to the Health Room stating you would like to donate to the Fairfax County Health Department at the end of the school year.  Please note that they can only take Epi pens that have 3 months or more remaining before expiration.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s). Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your School Health Aide, Celeste Delahunty at 703-503-4610 , or your school Public Health Nurse, Amanda Yanchus, RN, BSN, at 703-503-4691 . Thank you for your cooperation and have a great summer.

10. Woodson Student Wins Gold Medal

On May 12-14, Woodson sophomore Ben Hays competed in the National Junior Olympics at Hillsdale College in Michigan. 

While there, he earned the gold medals in Paralympic prone and standing air rifle, shooting his personal best of 624.7! His efforts earned him a position on the National Paralympic Futures Team!

Way to go Ben!

11. Volunteers Needed for Sports Physical Night

We are still looking for a few more physicians and HCP's to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs for our Sports Physical Night on Wednesday June 8th.

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. 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!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected] or visit here 

12. Volunteers Needed for Cav Cruise

Attention: All Freshman, Sophomore, Junior AND Senior Parents and Guardians - Volunteers Needed!

We need all hands on deck to volunteer at the Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party!  The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee is planning a fun-filled celebration for the Graduates of the Class of 2022 on Tuesday, May 31st, and we need over 200 volunteers to make this event a success.  Sign up to volunteer.

What is Cav Cruise?

Have you heard about Woodson's Cav Cruise All Night Graduation Party, but don't understand what the buzz is all about? Cav Cruise is a drug-free, alcohol-free all night graduation party to celebrate our Seniors! We'll be celebrating at South Run Rec Center this year! 

Each senior who wants to attend needs to purchase a ticket which includes an all night grad party with casino games, hypnotist, swimming pool, music, food, and lots of prizes! Your senior won't want to miss the party of the year!  Early registration is very helpful to the Cav Cruise Planning Committee - please buy your ticket in advance! Tickets are $100. Cav Cruise: May 31 - June 1: 11:00pm - 5:00am. Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

13. College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder. Our padlets (bulletin boards) are also linked there. Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology.

Questions? Please email at [email protected].

PAST News - but still important 14. Alumni Visits

We love to see our alums! Due to year-end testing and instruction, alumni visits will only be allowed after school hours.

15. 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:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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]

  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 #

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.

16. 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. Elementary schools attendance notifications will continue as usual. Note that we are only suspending attendance notifications. Schools will still need to follow standard attendance procedures and record student attendance throughout the testing windows.

Morning attendance notifications will be suspended for High school from April 25th through the last day of school, June 10, 2022.

Additionally, all attendance notifications will be suspended for elementary, middle, and high on the last day of school.

17. 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].

18. Woodson Sports Physical Night

It is that time of the year again! The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held this year on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. As always, 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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 as it has been in previous years. Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. 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. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 
Register for an appointment here! 

If you cannot make it to our night on the 8th, but still want to support FCPS, feel free to sign up for another school's event! (Promise we won't be mad). 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected] .

19. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTSO meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Library at Woodson HS. 

Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. Here are some quick links to get you started:

Join our PTSO
Make a Donation
Sign up for one of our Volunteer Opportunities
Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor
Find WT Woodson on FacebookInstagram  and Twitter
Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school!

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
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  1. SCHEDULE REMINDERS
  2. PTSO NEWS
  3. WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
  4. FUNDRAISERS
  5. CAV SPORTS
  6. RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
  7. FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
SCHEDULE REMINDERS

THIS WEEK

Through Friday, May 20th - SOL Testing - Details under Woodson News & Events

Tuesday, May 17th; 6:00 p.m. - Final PTSO Meeting of the school year - Details under PTSO News  

Tuesday, May 17th; 7:00 p.m. - Spring Band Concert - Auditorium

Tuesday, May 17th; 7:00 p.m. - Virtual Town Hall with Incoming Superintendent Dr. Reid - Register by 4:00 p.m. today - Details and link to register under FCPS News & Events

Thursday, May 19th - Tuesday, May 24th - Senior Exams

 

NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, May 24th - Last Day for Seniors

Wednesday, May 25th - Last Day of Late Bus

Wednesday, May 25th; 7:00 p.m. - Spring Chorus Concert - Auditorium

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st - Early Release Graduation Day Bell Schedule 

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena

Tuesday, May 31st - Wednesday, June 1st - Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All-Night Grad Party - VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED! - Details under WTW News & Events

Monday, June 6th - Thursday, June 9th - Underclass Exams - See schedule details under Woodson News & Events

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School - Early Release Bell Schedule

PTSO NEWS   Virtual PTSO Meeting - TONIGHT Tuesday, May 17th

Join us for the final meeting of the school yearThe goal is to end the meeting in time for those planning to attend the spring band concert or the incoming superintendent’s virtual town hall to do so. 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MEETING 

During this meeting, Dr. Floyd will demonstrate the eHall Pass program currently being piloted at Woodson.

$1,000 C2 Education Scholarship - DOUBLE CHECK YOUR EMAILED SUBMISSION -  DEADLINE EXTENDED

If you submitted an application, please check to see your application was sent to the correct address. The correct address is [email protected].  The original post had the incorrect email address. 

The PTSO in conjunction with C2 Education is offering a $1,000 scholarship to C2 SAT preparation.   Our C2 partner is located in Fair City Mall and offers in-person SAT prep and tutoring. The single $1,000 scholarship is available for current Sophomores and Juniors. Students can apply for the scholarship by sending a short essay (350 words or less) describing their college ambitions and how C2 Education prep would help them reach their goal. 

Essays are due by May 30th. Send to [email protected].  Scholarship will be awarded in mid-June and can be used for one year.

Woodson Minds Matter / Student Services Host Mental Health Awareness Event

In partnership with the PTSO, Woodson Minds Matter and Student Services hosted adorable llamas and goats last Monday for students to pet, feed, and give students a few minutes to cuddle and destress with these friendly animals.

PTSO Board Nominations Are Still Open

The following PTSO Board Officer positions are open for the 2022-23 school year:

President - Presides over meetings of the board, coordinates work of all PTSO members to ensure duties are being carried out, serves as liaison between PTSO and Administration/Staff, other duties as needed

1st Vice President for Membership - Responsible for increasing PTSO membership, presides over board meetings in absence of the President, other duties as needed 

Secretary - Responsible for recording minutes and compiling updates from the monthly PTSO board meetings; distributes  minutes to board members, other duties as needed

All PTSO officers are required to attend the monthly PTSO meetings. They are term-limited positions unless there is an absence of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to serve in any of these critical roles, or have questions, please contact [email protected]

AmazonSmile LINK

Make your Amazon purchases go a little further. Sign up for AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to WTW PTSO. Signing up is quick and easy. Every little bit helps! Click here to sign up

Visit the PTSO Homepage for news, links, events calendar and more!

WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS SOS! The 2022 Cav Cruise is in Jeopardy of Being Cancelled Without More Parent Volunteers!

The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee still needs over 100 volunteers to pull off this amazing celebration for the Class of 2022!  We need adults from the Woodson community! Underclass parents - pay it forward! Senior parents - don't miss out on the fun! We cannot host this event if we don't have enough volunteers to supervise the activities! 

Click here for sign up to volunteer! 

Date: May 31st 11:00 pm - June 1st 5:00 am

See the sign up and pick your shift to help out with food, games (inside and out), “luggage” (e.g., coat check for a safe place to leave keys, extra clothes, etc.), and more! The coffee and snacks will be flowing all night. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to watch your kids be kids!! The PTSO sponsors this event to give our seniors a SAFE way to celebrate graduation with their classmates! 

Additional Cav Cruise Information - 

  • Advance ticket sales = more prizes!! Please buy your tickets now!! Purchasing your ticket in advance is a HUGE help to the planning committee. Advance ticket sales = more food and prizes.  Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets
Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between May 13 and May 20, 2022. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school.

Wednesday, May 18th – Geometry

Thursday, May 19th – Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Friday, May 20th – Biology

Teachers will communicate specific testing details to students based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify Woodson’s Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee ([email protected]).

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at [email protected]

REMINDER - Electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) are prohibited inside the SOL testing environment.

Woodson Choral Booster

Join us for our final booster meeting on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:30pm. Immediately following the meeting, please join us for a Booster Happy Hour at Senor Tequila’s!

Upcoming Events

Choral Department Rehearsal Tuesday, May 24th 3:15PM-4:45PM Auditorium

Choral Concert Wednesday, May 25th 7PM Auditorium

(Senior call time is 5:45PM.  All other student’s call time is 6:00PM.  The side doors will open at 6:40PM for parents of seniors to enter early and get their seats.)

Exam Week Schedule

Underclass final exams take place the week of June 6th and each exam day is a half day of school.

Monday, June 6th - Period 2 & 4 Exams

Tuesday, June 7th - Periods 5 & 7 Exams

Wednesday, June 8th - Periods 6 & 8 Exams

Thursday, June 9th - Period 1 Exam and Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period

Exam Day Schedule - UPDATED!!

1st Block (exam) 8:10-9:40am
2nd Block (exam) 9:48-11:15am
Grab & Go Lunch: 11:15-11:30am
Buses Depart at 11:40am

Locker Cleanout!

Seniors! Locker Clean Out - Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th. At 4pm on Tuesday, May 24th, any items left in Senior lockers will be donated.

Underclass! Locker Clean Out – Wednesday, June 1st and Friday, June 3rd – Before the morning bell, during 3rd period, or after school. At 4pm on Thursday, June 9th, anything left in lockers will be donated.

Woodson Library's Successful Service Learning Project

Woodson Library is excited to report that 80 students participated in the “HATS for SOME” service-learning project this year. Beginning last November 3rd, the Woodson Library kicked off the opportunity for our students to make hats or scarves to be donated to SOME.org, a shelter in DC. Students worked in the library, in their Learning seminars, or at their homes. Items could be knitted, crocheted, or completed on a loom. Teachers and our wonderful custodian, Ms. Young Sun Huh also participated.

The effort resulted in SOME.org receiving 242 handmade items, and the Woodson students earning 389.5

service-learning hours for their work.

Donations of round looms and yarn are being accepted in order for this project to continue. 

Round Looms: 36 peg size only

Crochet hooks size G, H, I, K, J

Red Heart Yarn, weight # 4. (No light-colored or white yarn)

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Host a French High School Student from July 6 to July 29!

You are invited to share in a fun and rewarding summer language and cultural immersion program by becoming a host family with Compass USA! Fifteen French high school students will be arriving on July 6 for a three-week Compass USA homestay. 

Compass USA will provide six sightseeing outings for the French students and any interested host siblings. Host families provide a spare bed, three meals a day, and a willingness to welcome the student into the normal rhythm and activities of your home. If you have planned a July vacation, your student is allowed to travel with you. 

Visit https://www.compass-usa.net for more information about the summer homestay program and hosting. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Kathleen DeCarlo at [email protected] or 703-388-6525.

Current 10th Grade Parents & Guardians - ACTION REQUIRED IN NAVIANCE

Each year, your child develops an Academic and Career Plan that supports their  growth. This plan helps your child plan for their future. 

Your child will work with teachers and school counselors to discover their personal strengths and interests. They will also create goals to help them achieve success, plan  for courses that meet high school graduation requirements, and prepare for life after  high school. The development of this plan starts in middle school. Students update it during high school as their goals evolve. 

This plan connects to the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Strategic Plan. It supports the  growth of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and is required by the Virginia Department of  Education. Each student’s parent or guardian must review this plan at the end of 8th  grade and again at the end of 10th grade. Then you can coach them to make decisions  about college and careers that match their personal strengths, interests, and goals.  There are many pathways to success! 

You or your child can log into Naviance Student at www.fcps.edu/Naviance, then review the following information together: 

  • Results of the strengths and career surveys
  • Personal, academic, and/or career goals
  • Resume
  • Draft course plans for high school

Once in your child’s account, click the “About Me” tab and scroll down to “Portfolio.”  Once you click on the Portfolio, you can view all the work that your child has completed.

Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, complete the verification form at  https://forms.gle/jifN6F3DE9kiNUuX7 . The completion of this form will serve as your signature. Please complete this form by Thursday, June 30, 2022.

For more information about your child’s plans, visit www.FCPS.edu and search  “Academic and Career Plan.” We encourage you to continue to use Naviance Student  with your child to explore college and career options.

If you have questions, please contact your student’s school counselor.

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]

FUNDRAISERS Woodson Sports Physical Night

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. Hosting this event is the Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. ALL proceeds go towards helping the program purchase supplies. 

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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 again this year. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 

Register for an appointment here! 

Want to Volunteer for Sports Physical Night??

If you would like to volunteer please complete the volunteer registration here. A few more physicians and HCP's are needed to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA), as well as other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you can help, or know of others that would be able to assist, please spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected]

Order the 2022 WTW Yearbook!

Online yearbook sales have ended.  Yearbooks will be available on distribution day on a first come, first served basis for $80.

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

Senior Yard Signs

Only a few signs left…Get them before they are all gone. 

Reach out to [email protected] to reserve yours or order

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT - All Proceeds Benefit Woodson PTSO

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.

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours here!

Garden Flag (dimensions - 12"x17") - $15

Personalize it for $5 more - add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year!

(Some examples: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2021; Woodson Class of 2022)

For more information, contact Liz Brocato at [email protected]

Student Driver Magnets Available With Convenient Home Delivery!

Student Driver Car Magnets are available through PTSO! Magnets are $8.00 each or buy a batch of 3 for multiple cars for $20.00. You can order online from the PTBoard website HERE.  Once orders are received, magnets will be delivered to your door contact free! If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

WTW CAVS SPORTS UPDATES

Check out all of these opportunities to enjoy the spring weather and cheer on our teams! Follow @Woodsonathletic on Twitter for current athletic updates and schedules.

Sports Highlights

Baseball

Woodson visited West Potomac last Tuesday, looking to solidify its seeding for the upcoming District Tournament. The winner would earn the right to host an opening round rematch.

Woodson jumped out to an early lead. Singles from Colin Jones and Jay Sorkin were followed by a triple from Andrew Perks and another hit from Dillon Brody.  A Wolverine error allowed Brody to make it 4-0.  The Cavs added two more runs in the second with consecutive hits from Colton Lennen, Sorkin, and Perks.  

West Potomac cut the lead in half in the bottom of the 2nd, then threatened again in the 3rd.  After two runners reached with one out, Coach McColley summoned Lars Greenlee from the bullpen. Greenlee snuffed out that rally, then protected Woodon’s lead into the 7th inning.  

After West Potomac closed to 6-5, Jones delivered an RBI triple to right field to add an insurance run in the top of the 5th. The Wolverines answered with a run in the bottom of the inning, but neither team could score in the 6th. Greenlee struck out a pinch hitter to open the bottom of the 7th then walked the next batter, before Ben Smallwood was brought in to close the game. Smallwood made quick work of things, needing only six pitches to get the last two outs.

Woodson’s 7-6 win meant that they would host a rematch on Friday to open the District Tournament.  Woodson started Smallwood, fresh off his selection as First Team All Patriot District. Smallwood delivered a dominant complete game shutout, striking out seven, walking none, and scattering four hits. 

Woodson opened the scoring in the 2nd when leadoff hitter Colin Jones lined a 2-RBI single to right with two outs.  The Cavs added a run in the 4th when Jones reached on an infield single and scored off three wild pitches.  In the 5th, Smallwood, Ian Santamauro, and Jay Sorkin had RBI singles to push Woodson’s lead to 6-0.  

Woodon’s combination of timely hitting, tight defense, and dominant pitching earned them a trip to Lake Braddock for the District Semifinals. The Bruins will be looking for revenge, after dropping both games to the Cavs during the regular season.  

Girls Lacrosse

On May 5th the Woodson girls JV and Varsity lacrosse teams finished their regular season away at West Potomac High School.  The JV Lady Cavaliers defeated the JV Lady Wolverines 13-6.  The Varsity Lady Cavaliers defeated the Varsity Wolverines 16-15 in a nail biter that came down to the final seconds. Woodson JV girls finished their regular season with a record of 7-2-1. Woodson Varsity girls finished their regular season with a record of 11-3.  

The Patriot District tournament started on Monday, May 9th.  Woodson girls kicked off at home hosting the Lake Braddock Bruins.  The Cavaliers easily handled the Bruins, defeating them 17-2 and moved on to the semi-finals.  Wednesday, May 11th the Lady Cavaliers were back on the field hosting a tough West Springfield Spartans team.  Woodson started off slow against the Spartans and had a tough time in the 1st half clearing the ball and stopping West Springfield's star scorer.  Woodson found their rhythm in the second half, dominating the draw, controlling the ball to clear, and consistently finding the back of the goal (Reese Cuviello 5 goals, Mia Zgangar 3 goals, Genna Cooke 3 goals, Mikaely Griffin 1 goal).  The Cavalier defense and goalie Bristol Sine also made several great defensive stops in the second half which allowed Woodson to quickly pull ahead of the Spartans by several goals.  The final score was 12-9 Woodson. 

On Friday the 13th, Woodson traveled to Robinson High School to face the Rams for the Patriot district title. Unfortunately, Woodson lost in sudden death overtime 13-12.  This week Woodson kicks off the 1st round of the Occoquan regional tournament Tuesday night at home against Lewis high school.

Boys Tennis

Woodson Boys Tennis went undefeated in the regular season and are District Champions for the second year in a row!

Singles and Doubles District playoffs continue this week for Vincent Truong, Ansh Pathapadu, Collin Ollis, and Khoi Huynh. The quarterfinal round is set to begin at 3:30 today, with the semifinals following around 4:30. Both matches will be at West Springfield. 

The team will compete in the Regional Playoffs starting this Thursday, May 19th. We will host Annandale in the opening round. 

Softball

The Woodson softball team opened the Patriot District playoffs Friday evening, with a last inning, come from behind victory at Lake Braddock, 6-4!

Down 4-1 entering the decisive 7th inning, the Cavaliers scored 5 runs. They loaded the bases on consecutive walks to Jaiden Petrella, leadoff hitter Sarah Banker, and Sydney Huffman. With the bases loaded, Elizabeth Schneider was hit by a pitch forcing in Petrella from 3rd base, making the score 4-2.  Cleanup hitter Sedona Adams was up next with the bases still loaded. Her 1-1 count, ground ball single, between the 3rd baseman and shortstop, allowed Banker and Huffman, sliding ahead of the throw home, to score. On the same play, a 2-base error by the Lake Braddock catcher, attempting to throw out the advancing Schneider at 3rd base, sailed the ball into left field, allowing both Schneider and Adams to score the 5th and 6th runs.

Woodson’s other run came in the 5th inning, with a single by Huffman, bringing in Veronica Udowitz.

Pitcher Claire Warden threw a complete game win for the Cavaliers, striking out 7, including the last batter of the game with 2 runners in scoring position. Her final line included 6 hits, 3 walks and 2 earned runs on 115 pitches.

Also, congratulations to junior Sarah Banker, named to first team All-District and second team selections sophomores Sedona Adams, Emma Fleming, and senior Zoe Johnson!

The District semi-final game will be at West Springfield on Tuesday evening.

Update to Woodson Precisionettes Dance Team Tryouts

Due to new VHSL rules, Woodson Precisionettes Dance Team tryouts will now be June 10th and June 11th. Video submissions will be an option for dancers that can no longer make the in-person tryout dates.

Head to the Dance Team LinkTree (on Instagram) and fill out the new Tryout Application ASAP to get the choreography for tryouts, and to indicate if you need to do a video submission. All dancers will learn the routines in advance regardless of in-person or video tryouts so fill out your application now!

Cheer and Dance Summer Kid Camp

Kid Camp is back and we can't wait!!! Join the Woodson dancers and cheerleaders for an amazing week of crafts, games, and of course, cheer and dance! Camp is August 8-12 for all rising K-8th graders. Dance from 9am-1pm; Cheer from 1-5pm. Join us for a half day or a full day of fun! 

Click here for form to register for Cheer & Dance Camp then mail your payment check to the school

Questions? Email Coach Schnebel at [email protected]

Fall 2022 Sports Tryout Dates

Mark your calendars for Fall 2022 sports tryout dates.  Golf tryouts begin on  Thursday, July 28th and all other fall sports (football, cheer, field hockey, cross-country, volleyball) will take place on Monday, August 1st.

RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder. Our padlets (bulletin boards) are also linked there. Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology.

Questions? Please email at [email protected]cps.edu.

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]

End of Year 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:

  1. Student Name                          1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                   2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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]

  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 #

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.

End of Year Medication Pickup

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 10th. 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]

QUICK LINKS to useful information and resources - 

Universal Masking Changes as of March 1Health and Safety & Covid Guidance / FCPS Covid-19 Case Dashboard 

View a list of current bus delays 

Woodson Frequently Asked Questions.

Woodson Events Calendar 

Woodson Athletics Calendar 

2021-22 School Year Calendar 

2021-2022 Odd/Even (A/B) Calendar - Printable

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Orthodox Good Friday, and Diwali will be student holidays next school year.

FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Get Your Child's Online Activity Report - FREE 

Resources for Mental Health, Wellness & Support Groups (must be a PTSO member to login)

Join PTSO / Make a Donation to PTSO / PTSO Volunteer Opportunities

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS Meet the INcoming Superintendent at a Virtual Town Hall - TONIGHT Tuesday, May 17th

FCPS invites you to join Dr. Michelle Reid, incoming superintendent, for a virtual community town hall on Tuesday, May 17. The event will be held on the Zoom platform from 7-8 p.m.

Language interpretation will be available in Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, and Korean. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting by an ASL/Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) Team will also be provided.

If you would like to attend, please register by 4 p.m., May 17. You may submit a question for Dr. Reid on the registration form.

There will be additional engagement opportunities throughout the county, after Dr. Reid officially begins her role as superintendent on July 1. In the interim, we hope you will join us virtually on Tuesday, May 17.

For more information visit the ​​​​​​​FCPS website.

Free Online Tutoring Services for All FCPS Students 

FCPS students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected]

In-person Tutoring Options

For families interested in in-person tutoring, FCPS’ Parent Resource Center maintains a list of tutors who can be hired by families.

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]).

This list is a resource offered by the PRC, but parents are responsible for contacting and working directly with the tutors.

For more information about tutors, click here to visit the Parent Resource Center website.

Preparing for a Military Move? What Your Family Needs to Know – Friday, June 3rd

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant tips and strategies for managing new challenges.

  • Registration and withdrawal process
  • How to use the Education Binder
  • Why goodbyes are important
  • Resources within FCPS for military families

Join Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for the virtual webinar - our fourth of a 4-part series supporting military-connected families.

June 3, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

To view the previous webinars concerning Military-Connected Youth as well as other webinars from the Parent Resource Center, click here.

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

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

2021-22 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / [email protected]

Sara Mastro / Vice President - Membership / [email protected]

Vacant / Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / [email protected]

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / [email protected]

Jill Battaglia / Communications Director /[email protected]

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / [email protected]

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WTW PTSO Website

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Woodson Weekly - May 13th

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Woodson Weekly -
May 13th

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!

To kick off Mental Health Awareness Month, Woodson Minds Matter, in partnership with Student Services hosted alpacas and goats during all lunches on Monday. A special thanks to Woodson's PTSO for supporting this event!

Important Upcoming Dates

May 13th through 15th - Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical

May 13th through 20th - SOL Testing

May 19th through 24th - Senior Exams

Tuesday, May 24th - Last Day for Seniors; Cap and Gown Distribution

Wednesday, May 25th - Last Late Bus Day

Thursday, May 26th - Senior Awards Ceremony at 6pm, Auditorium

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena
Early Release Schedule

June 6th through 9th - Underclass Exams (see story #6 for exam and bell schedule)

Wednesday, June 8th - Sports Physical

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School Schedule

NEW News In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. The SpongeBob Musical - Final Weekend
3. Peach Pit Volleyball Tournament on Saturday
4. Early Checkouts from School
5. Spring SOL Testing
6. Exam Week Schedule
7. Locker Cleanout!
8. Woodson Robotics Club
9. Alumni Visits
10. SENIOR CLASS NEWS!
11. All Night Grad Party - Cav Cruise
12. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
13. Medication Pickup
14. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
15. No Morning Attendance Calls
16. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?
17. Woodson Sports Physical Night
18. Order the 2022 Yearbook!
19. How do I check my student out from school? 
20. Laptop Tech Support Hours
21. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Hello Woodson Families! 

This is the closing weekend for The SpongeBob Musical. Congratulations to our cast and crew as we have 4 Cappies nominations for the work on the spring musical.

SOLs began today and will continue for the next couple weeks.  If you have questions regarding what SOL your child may be taking, please contact their counselor

Can you believe that our seniors have only 7 days of school left in their high school careers? Graduation is at 2PM on Tuesday, May 31st at EagleBank Arena (GMU).  Seniors need to be at EagleBank by 1PM. I met with most senior English classes this week and will send out the information through the Senior Class Schoology page this weekend. Parents of seniors - please check the Senior Class page for end-of-year and graduation details. Each year we have a successful Cav Cruise All Night Graduation Party because of the volunteers who offer to assist. This year, we are running the risk of cancelling this amazing event because we do not have near enough volunteers. Please consider helping as Cav Cruise provides an opportunity for a safe option for graduates to celebrate their graduation with their friends. Underclass families, please take a look at what is needed to make this happen as you will want the same for your child their senior year.    

For more end of year events, view our upcoming events page on the Woodson website.

Stay dry this weekend,

Dr. Floyd

2. The SpongeBob Musical - Final Weekend

The stakes have never been higher in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total destruction of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! All of your Favorite SpongeBob characters take the stage in this epic adventure.

W.T. Woodson High School is the first FCPS school to produce the musical after its 12-Tony nominated Broadway run! With nearly 150 Woodson students involved, we’d love to have you come out and support this incredible team. All proceeds go back to the drama department.

The show runs:

  • Friday, May 13 - 7 p.m. (ASL Performance)
  • Saturday, May 14 - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15 - 6 p.m.

GET YOUR TICKETS AT WTWDRAMA.ORG

3. Peach Pit Volleyball Tournament

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 14th is the date for the annual Peach Pit volleyball tournament in the Main gym! 

The freshmen vs. juniors game will be at 5:30pm. The sophomores vs. seniors game will be at 6:15pm, and the Championship game will be at 7:00pm.  

This event is free for everyone to attend and cheer their classmates to victory.

4. Early Checkouts from School

The Attendance Office cannot accept calls or emails for early checkouts from today, May 13th thru the end of the year due to AP, SOL and final exam testing.

ALL students MUST present a note or have an attendance form completed by 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.

Ms. Holsinger and Mr. Wright hosted a Kahoot pizza party on Monday evening to help students relax while preparing for their AP Test on Thursday.  

5. Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments through May 20, 2022. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school.

Monday, May 16th – English Reading
Wednesday, May 18th – Geometry
Thursday, May 19th – Algebra 1, Algebra 2
Friday, May 20th – Biology

Teachers will communicate specific testing details to students based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify Woodson’s Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee ([email protected]).

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!

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at [email protected].

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

6. Exam Week Schedule

Underclass final exams take place the week of June 6th and each exam day is a half day of school.

Monday, June 6th - Period 2 & 4 Exams

Tuesday, June 7th - Periods 5 & 7 Exams

Wednesday, June 8th - Periods 6 & 8 Exams

Thursday, June 9th - Period 1 Exam and Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period

Exam Day Schedule - UPDATED!!
1st Block (exam) 8:10-9:40am
2nd Block (exam) 9:48-11:15am
Grab & Go Lunch: 11:15-11:30am
Buses Depart at 11:40am

7. Locker Cleanout!

Seniors! Locker Clean Out - Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th. At 4pm on Tuesday, May 24th, any items left in Senior lockers will be donated.

Underclass! Locker Clean Out – Wednesday, June 1st and Friday, June 3rd – Before the morning bell, during 3rd period, or after school. At 4pm on Thursday, June 9th, anything left in lockers will be donated.

8. Woodson Robotics Club 

The Woodson Robotics Team with sponsor Mr. Haldeman had a great year that took them to the World Championships in Houston, TX with their robot "Kurth." They earned the Highest Ranked Rookie Team award in their division and were the highest ranked FCPS team at the competition.

Teamwork, Problem Solving, Competition, and Fun are expected next year as the team grows.

The Cavbotics display at Nationals with KURTH.

9. Alumni Visits

We love to see our alums! Due to year-end testing and instruction, alumni visits will only be allowed after school hours.

10. SENIOR CLASS NEWS!

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, cap and gown distribution to graduation details.

11. All Night Grad Party - Cav Cruise

Attention: All Freshman, Sophomore, Junior AND Senior Parents and Guardians - Volunteers Needed!

We need all hands on deck to volunteer at the Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party!  The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee is planning a fun-filled celebration for the Graduates of the Class of 2022 on Tuesday, May 31st, and we need over 200 volunteers to make this event a success.  Sign up to volunteer.

What is Cav Cruise?

Have you heard about Woodson's Cav Cruise All Night Graduation Party, but don't understand what the buzz is all about? Cav Cruise is a drug-free, alcohol-free all night graduation party to celebrate our Seniors! We'll be celebrating at South Run Rec Center this year! 

Each senior who wants to attend needs to purchase a ticket which includes an all night grad party with casino games, hypnotist, swimming pool, music, food, and lots of prizes! Your senior won't want to miss the party of the year!  Early registration is very helpful to the Cav Cruise Planning Committee - please buy your ticket in advance! Tickets are $100. Cav Cruise: May 31 - June 1: 11:00pm - 5:00am. Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

12. College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder. Our padlets (bulletin boards) are also linked there. Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology.

Questions? Please email at [email protected].

PAST News - but still important 13. Medication Pickup

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 10th. 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]

Students enjoyed the alpaca event on Monday.

14. 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:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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]

  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 #

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.

15. 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. Elementary schools attendance notifications will continue as usual. Note that we are only suspending attendance notifications. Schools will still need to follow standard attendance procedures and record student attendance throughout the testing windows.

Morning attendance notifications will be suspended for High school from April 25th through the last day of school, June 10, 2022.

Additionally, all attendance notifications will be suspended for elementary, middle, and high on the last day of school.

16. 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].

Students in Ms. Barry's class identifying which human body systems are affected by certain injuries and diseases.

17. Woodson Sports Physical Night

It is that time of the year again! The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held this year on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. As always, 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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 as it has been in previous years. Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. 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. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 
Register for an appointment here! 

If you cannot make it to our night on the 8th, but still want to support FCPS, feel free to sign up for another school's event! (Promise we won't be mad). 

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. As of now, we are still looking for a few more 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. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected] .

18. Order the 2022 Yearbook!

Let’s celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers in 2021-2022! To purchase a yearbook, go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278. You can create an ad, buy a yearbook, or submit photos all in one place!

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

19. How do I check out my student from school?

Please let the Attendance Office know if you need your student to leave school early.  You can notify Attendance 3 different ways:

  • Submit the online attendance form and have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch. This form must be submitted at least 30 minutes before check-out time.
  • Student brings a note to the Attendance Office before 9:45am. The student will be issued a pink pass to leave class at the appointed time. The note must include the following - student name, date and time of when student is leaving, and reason for early check-out, student ID, parent signature and contact number. 
  • Call the attendance line, 703-503-4800 and select Option 3. After leaving a message, please have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch.

At the time of dismissal, your son/daughter will bring the pink check-out pass back to the Attendance Office for verification before meeting you outside. 

If returning to school that same day, students must check in at the Attendance office before going back to class, even if it is between classes.

If one of the options above is not followed, we cannot guarantee a speedy checkout, so please make sure you notify the attendance office prior to picking up your son/daughter to ensure you make your appointment or commitment on time.

Due to staff responsibilities at the end of the day, we are not able to honor unannounced early dismissals within 15 minutes of school dismissal.

For full details on Attendance Procedures, please visit the Attendance page on the Woodson website.

18. 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
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - 11:25am - 1:20pm (lunches)
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

Any other time you should try to make an appointment.

Thank you, W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

19. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTSO meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Library at Woodson HS. 

Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. Here are some quick links to get you started:

Join our PTSO
Make a Donation
Sign up for one of our Volunteer Opportunities
Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor
Find WT Woodson on FacebookInstagram  and Twitter
Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school!

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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WTW WeMail for May 10

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WeMail is distributed every Tuesday to update the Woodson community on PTSO news, school news, and upcoming events. 

  1. SCHEDULE REMINDERS
  2. PTSO NEWS
  3. WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
  4. FUNDRAISERS
  5. CAV SPORTS
  6. RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
  7. FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
SCHEDULE REMINDERS

THIS WEEK

Through Friday, May 13th - AP Testing - Details under Woodson News & Events

Friday, May 13th - Sunday, May 15th - Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical - Details under Woodson News & Events

Friday, May 13th - Friday, May 20th - SOL Testing - Details under Woodson News & Events

 

NEXT WEEK

Monday, May 16th; 7:00 p.m. - Small Ensemble Band Concert - Auditorium 

Tuesday, May 17th; 6:00 p.m. - Final PTSO Meeting of the school year - Details under PTSO News  

Tuesday, May 17th; 7:00 p.m. - Spring Band Concert - Auditorium

Thursday, May 19th - Tuesday, May 24th - Senior Exams

Wednesday, May 25th - Last Day of Late Bus

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Tuesday, May 24th - Last Day for Seniors

Wednesday, May 25th; 7:00 p.m. - Spring Chorus Concert - Auditorium

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st - Early Release Graduation Day Bell Schedule 

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena

Tuesday, May 31st - Wednesday, June 1st - Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All-Night Grad Party - VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED! - Details under WTW News & Events

Monday, June 6th - Thursday, June 9th - Underclass Exams

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School - Early Release Bell Schedule

PTSO NEWS  

To kick off Mental Health Awareness Month, Woodson Minds Matter, in partnership with Student Services hosted alpacas and goats during all lunches on Monday. A special thanks to Woodson's PTSO for supporting this event!

Teacher Appreciation - Thank you!

Thank you to the many parents that brought goodies to the plentiful Snack Wagon last week!  A special shout out to Meri Farling for organizing the event!

Virtual PTSO Meeting - NEXT Tuesday, May 17th

The May meeting will be the final one of the school year. Please note the date - it is a week later in the month than usual. A link to join the meeting will be posted closer to the meeting date.

During this meeting, Dr. Floyd will demonstrate the eHall Pass program currently being piloted at Woodson.

$1,000 C2 Education Scholarship - DEADLINE EXTENDED

If you submitted an application, please resend to [email protected].  The original post had the incorrect email address. 

The PTSO in conjunction with C2 Education is offering a $1,000 scholarship to C2 SAT preparation.   Our C2 partner is located in Fair City Mall and offers in-person SAT prep and tutoring. The single $1,000 scholarship is available for current Sophomores and Juniors. Students can apply for the scholarship by sending a short essay (350 words or less) describing their college ambitions and how C2 Education prep would help them reach their goal. 

Essays are due by May 30th. Send to [email protected].  Scholarship will be awarded in mid-June and can be used for one year.

PTSO Board Nominations Are Still Open

The following PTSO Board Officer positions are open for the 2022-23 school year:

President - Presides over meetings of the board, coordinates work of all PTSO members to ensure duties are being carried out, serves as liaison between PTSO and Administration/Staff, other duties as needed

1st Vice President for Membership - Responsible for increasing PTSO membership, presides over board meetings in absence of the President, other duties as needed 

Secretary - Responsible for recording minutes and compiling updates from the monthly PTSO board meetings; distributes  minutes to board members, other duties as needed

All PTSO officers are required to attend the monthly PTSO meetings. They are term-limited positions unless there is an absence of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to serve in any of these critical roles, or have questions, please contact [email protected]

Seeking Volunteers for PTSO Board Nominating Committee

The PTSO is seeking volunteers to staff the Nominating Committee for future Board Members.  Please contact [email protected] if interested.

AmazonSmile LINK

Make your Amazon purchases go a little further. Sign up for AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to WTW PTSO. Signing up is quick and easy. Every little bit helps! Click here to sign up

Visit the PTSO Homepage for news, links, events calendar and more!

WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS SOS! Calling ALL Woodson Pyramid Parents and Guardians!!

The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee still needs over 100 volunteers to pull off this amazing celebration for the Class of 2022!  We need adults from the Woodson community during the event and underclass students can help with set up before the event!  

Click here for sign up to volunteer! 

Date: May 31st 11:00 pm - June 1st 5:00 am

See the sign up and pick your shift to help out with food, games (inside and out), “luggage” (e.g., coat check for a safe place to leave keys, extra clothes, etc.), and more! The coffee and snacks will be flowing all night. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to watch your kids be kids!! The PTSO sponsors this event to give our seniors a SAFE way to celebrate graduation with their classmates! 

Additional Cav Cruise Information - 

  • Advance ticket sales = more prizes!! Please buy your tickets now!! Purchasing your ticket in advance is a HUGE help to the planning committee. Advance ticket sales = more food and prizes.  Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets
Service Learning in the Woodson Library

Woodson Library is excited to report that Eighty students participated in the “HATS for SOME” service-learning project this year.  

Beginning on November 3rd, the Woodson Library kicked off a service-learning opportunity for our students to make hats or scarfs to be donated to SOME.org a shelter in DC.  Students worked in the library, in their Learning seminars, or at their homes. Items could be knitted, crocheted, or completed on a loom. Teachers and our wonderful custodian, Ms. Young Sun Huh also participated.

SOME.org received 242 hats and the Woodson students earned 389.5 service-learning hours for their work.

If you would like to help us continue our project, we are accepting donations of round looms and yarn.

Round Looms: 36 peg size only Crochet hooks size G, H, I, K, J Red Heart Yarn, weight # 4. (No light-colored or white yarn)

If you have any questions, please email Woodson Librarian, Lisa Muir at [email protected]

AP Testing Procedures

AP Testing began last week..  

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 Auditorium Lobby or near Door 7 for Cav Hall.
  • 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 in the exam 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 allows for 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.
Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between May 13 and May 20, 2022. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school.

Friday, May 13th – Chemistry, Geosystems, World History 2, USVA History

Monday, May 16th – English Reading

Wednesday, May 18th – Geometry

Thursday, May 19th – Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Friday, May 20th – Biology

Teachers will communicate specific testing details to students based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify Woodson’s Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee ([email protected]).

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at [email protected]

REMINDER - Electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) are prohibited inside the SOL testing environment.

Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical - More Shows This Week!

W.T. Woodson Highschool is the first FCPS school to produce the musical after its 12-Tony nominated Broadway run! With nearly 150 Woodson students involved, we’d love to have you come out and support this incredible team. All proceeds go back to the drama department.

The remaining show schedule: 

  • Friday, May 13 - 7 p.m. (ASL Performance)
  • Saturday, May 14 - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15 - 6 p.m.

 SpongeBob tickets can be purchased here

Woodson Choral Booster

Join us for our final booster meeting on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:30pm. Immediately following the meeting, please join us for a Booster Happy Hour at Senor Tequila’s!

Upcoming Events

Choral Department Rehearsal Tuesday, May 24th 3:15PM-4:45PM Auditorium

Choral Concert Wednesday, May 25th 7PM Auditorium

(Senior call time is 5:45PM.  All other student’s call time is 6:00PM.  The side doors will open at 6:40PM for parents of seniors to enter early and get their seats.)

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]

FUNDRAISERS Graduation Seat Raffle 

Click here to enter the raffle for one of 10 sets of 8 premium seats for the graduation ceremony! Deadline to enter is May 15th.

Graduation is Tuesday, May 31st at 2 p.m. at EagleBank Arena.

Track Meet Fundraiser

This coming Saturday, May 14th at 6:30pm we will be holding a Twilight Distance Meet as a fundraiser for Woodson's Cross Country/Track and Field teams.

The only races for this event will be distance races, the 1600m, 800m and 3200m runs. These should be fast races and fun to watch as kids are trying to qualify for the post-season and we’ll even have a school record attempt in the girls 800m! The races begin at 6:30pm and any proceeds will go to the Cross Country team.

During the meet we will also be holding an open mile for Woodson students/faculty/staff/parents who would like to give a timed mile a shot, as well as middle school races for any children of those ages that would like to compete. Overall winners of their events will receive a free t-shirt! Registration into the these races will be done the day of and if you or your children are interested all you have to do is pay the $5 entry to get into the meet and show up when first call is announced! Booster passes will not be accepted as this is a fundraising event. There will be concessions sold throughout the evening and it could be a fun night out for the family!

If you have any questions or think you or your children may be interested in running don’t hesitate to reach out for more information. Hope to see you there!

Contact Woodson XC/TF head coach Garrett Kroner [email protected] for more information.

A rough schedule can be found below.

Facility Opens - 5:30pm

Running Events Start - 6:30pm

Anticipated Schedule and rough time schedule below - Girls followed by Boys

6:30pm - Fr/So 1600m - up to 4 entries per gender

7:00pm - 1600m

7:30pm - #1600m (Middle School, Woodson Students, Mixed Open)

8:00pm - 800m

8:30pm - 3200m

9:00pm - 400m - For H.S. Distance Runners only who have participated in a previous race.

# If you have any middle school aged children or parents who wish to participate, please have them show up at the check-in on 1st call - no prior registration is needed.

Order the 2022 WTW Yearbook!

CONGRATULATIONS to the CAVALIER yearbook staff for submitting their final deadline & completing the 2022 yearbook!

Order your W. T. WOODSON HIGH SCHOOL yearbook today!

Click here ---> https://t.co/xdHsRIOywK

School code: 5278

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

Senior Yard Signs

Only a few signs left…Get them before they are all gone. 

Reach out to [email protected] to reserve yours or order

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT - All Proceeds Benefit Woodson PTSO

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 Sports Physical Night

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. Hosting this event is the Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. ALL proceeds go towards helping the program purchase supplies. 

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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 again this year. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 

Register for an appointment here! 

Want to Volunteer for Sports Physical Night??

If you would like to volunteer please complete the volunteer registration here. A few more physicians and HCP's are needed to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA), as well as other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you can help, or know of others that would be able to assist, please spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected]

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours here!

Garden Flag (dimensions - 12"x17") - $15

Personalize it for $5 more - add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year!

(Some examples: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2021; Woodson Class of 2022)

For more information, contact Liz Brocato at [email protected]

Student Driver Magnets Available With Convenient Home Delivery!

Student Driver Car Magnets are available through PTSO! Magnets are $8.00 each or buy a batch of 3 for multiple cars for $20.00. You can order online from the PTBoard website HERE.  Once orders are received, magnets will be delivered to your door contact free! If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

WTW CAVS SPORTS UPDATES

Check out all of these opportunities to enjoy the spring weather and cheer on our teams! Follow @Woodsonathletic on Twitter for current athletic updates and schedules.

Meet the Coach Night for Woodson Cheer

Have you been a member of the Woodson Cheer program or are you interested in finding out more about it? Come meet the coach this Wednesday night! Coach Schnebel will introduce herself to parents and athletes and then share her new vision for the Cheer Program for this upcoming season! 

Questions? Email her at [email protected] 

Woodson Cheer Webpage

Woodson Precisionettes Dance Team: Break It Down Camp - It’s Not Too Late!

Interested in learning more about the Precisionettes and what it takes to be a member of our Dance teams? Join us for Break It Down Camp! 

Tuesdays & Thursdays through May 19th

3:30-5:00 p.m.

$185 full session or $35 per class

Open to all current 7th-11th graders

Even though it started last week, we still have a few spots left and would love to have more dancers join us! 

Sign up here ASAP!

Sports Highlights

Baseball

The Patriot District leading Lake Braddock Bruins came to Knupp Stadium looking to for revenge after losing the first meeting between the teams.  Woodson’s prospects looked dim with four starters out for the game, but the Cavs responded with one of their best games of the season.

Starter Ben Smallwood delivered a gritty performance, scattering 8 hits and allowing only one run in a complete game victory. His steady confidence on the mound buoyed the Cavalier defense, which came up with several big plays to keep the Bruins offense in check. Smallwood made several fine fielding plays, ending the first two innings with comebackers. After Braddock had tied the game at 1 in the 3rd, Catcher A.J. Viccora threw out a runner trying to steal second. That play saved a run when the next hitter doubled.  

Lake Braddock’s starter Jake Drumm matched Smallwood’s brilliant performance with eight strikeouts over six strong innings. Woodson got on the board first, taking a 1-0 lead off doubles from Jay Sorkin and Andrew Perks in the first inning. The Cavs mounted a two-out rally in the 4th when Brandon Shelhorse singled, followed by a double from ViccoraIan Santamauro legged out an infield single to score Shelhorse and take a 2-1 lead.

Clinging to that slim lead, the determined Cavaliers defense held fast over the final three frames. The Bruins’ leadoff hitter Quincy Via singled and stole second to open the 5th, but Smallwood saved a run when he snagged a sharp grounder, looked Via back to second base, then got the batter for the first out of the inning. Two ground balls ended that threat. The first two batters reached to open the 6th, but Smallwood notched two crucial strikeouts and induced a lazy fly ball to CF Wilson Stahl.  

Smallwood fanned Via to open the final inning. The next batter hit a routine grounder, but reached on an error. Anxious fans held their breath when the next batter walked, bringing Braddock’s best hitter Evan Schick to the plate.  The runners advanced on a double steal, moving the go-ahead run into scoring position with only one out. Schick hit a sharp line drive to right, but Dillon Brody fielded it and made a fine throw to prevent the runners from advancing.  With Smallwood only a few pitches shy of his limit, Coach McColley intentionally walked the next batter. With the game on the line, Braddock’s batter delivered a sharp liner to right, but Andrew Perks saved the game with a diving catch to seal the win.

Girls Lacrosse

Woodson girls’ lacrosse had two big home game wins this week.  Tuesday night, the JV and varsity teams faced off against the Lake Braddock Bruins.  The Cavalier JV squad bested the Bruins 10 - 6, and the Cavalier varsity defeated the Bruins 21 – 8.  The entire team saw action in the game which was highlighted by several defenders tallying goals.  

Last Friday the Lady Cavaliers took on the Alexandria City Titans.  The JV Lady Cavaliers beat the Titans 16 – 1.  The Varsity Lady Cavaliers won with a score of 20 – 3.  

It was also Senior Night. Woodson girls lacrosse 2022 graduating seniors include:  Kendyl Ellenberger (James Madison University), Lauren Faulkner (Florida State), Mikaely Griffin (College of Charleston), Emerson Bradshaw (East Carolina), Holly Wehrlen (Virginia Tech), and Jayla Teller (Virginia Tech or Lee-McRae College). 

Boys Tennis

Woodson Boys Tennis are undefeated at 13-0 after defeating South County and two wins against Alexandria City last week. The regular season concludes tonight with a home match against Fairfax at 4:30. It is also Senior Night for the following Class of 2022 players: Khoi Huynh, Collin Ollis, Ansh Pathapadu, Daniel Sitrin, and Vincent Truong

Singles and Doubles playoffs start this week for Vincent Truong and Ansh Pathapadu. The team will compete in the District Playoffs next week. Schedules are TBD.

It is also Senior Night for the following Class of 2022 players: Khoi Huynh, Collin Ollis, Ansh Pathapadu, Daniel Sitrin, Vincent Truong, and Nate Vu. 

Softball

The Woodson Varsity Softball team enters the last week of the regular season having won 4 of their last 5 games. This past week, they beat Lake Braddock 9-6 and Alexandria City 8-4.

Against Lake Braddock, the Cavaliers were led by Juniors Elizabeth Schneider and Sarah Banker. Banker went 4 for 4 at the plate with a double and 3 singles. Schneider went 2-4 with a home run, a single and 5 RBI. Schneider’s 3-run homer to centerfield came in the bottom of the 6th inning with 2 outs and Woodson clinging to a 6-5 lead. Sophomore Sedona Adams also chipped in with a double and 2 RBI.

Sophomore Claire Warden pitched a complete game for the victory against Lake Braddock. Warden struck out 7 in her 145-pitch performance.

Against Alexandria City, Woodson honored their 4 Seniors playing their final home game of the regular season: Jaiden Petrella, Ashlee Savory and co-captains Zoe Johnson and Veronica Udowitz.

In the pitcher’s circle, Udowitz earned the victory, allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run in 4-innings of work. Sophomore Ceci Temple pitched a clean 7th inning in relief to preserve the victory. Defensively, Woodson was sound, turning 2 double plays led by shortstop Banker and first baseman Sophomore Emma Fleming.

Fleming led the offensive charge going 3-3 at the plate and driving in 4 runs. Adams had 2 singles and brought in 1 run.

Woodson closes out the regular season this week with road games at West Potomac and South County on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Softball Team

Congratulations to the 2022 Baseball Seniors

Congratulations to the 2022 Boys Crew Seniors

Congratulations to the 2022 Girls Crew Seniors

Congratulations to the 2022 Softball Seniors

Congratulations to the 2022 Boys Track and Field Seniors

Congratulations to the 2022 Girls Track and Field Seniors

Cheer and Dance Summer Kid Camp

Kid Camp is back and we can't wait!!! Join the Woodson dancers and cheerleaders for an amazing week of crafts, games, and of course, cheer and dance! Camp is August 8-12 for all rising K-8th graders. Dance from 9am-1pm; Cheer from 1-5pm. Join us for a half day or a full day of fun! 

Click here for form to register for Cheer & Dance Camp then mail your payment check to the school

Questions? Email Coach Schnebel at [email protected]

Fall 2022 Sports Tryout Dates

Mark your calendars for Fall 2022 sports tryout dates.  Golf tryouts begin on  Thursday, July 28th and all other fall sports (football, cheer, field hockey, cross-country, volleyball) will take place on Monday, August 1st.

RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder. Our padlets (bulletin boards) are also linked there. Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology.

  • Attention Class of 2022! Please mark your calendar for our Senior Award Ceremony on Thursday, 26 May at 6 pm, in the Woodson Auditorium. Individual Invitations will go out to all Awardees the week of May 16th. All seniors are welcome to attend the ceremony.
  • Are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume? Please visit the Upcoming Events Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet. Looking for a Job after High School or Summer Employment? Please check out our Job Board.

Questions? Please email at [email protected]

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]

End of Year 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:

  1. Student Name                          1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                   2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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]

  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 #

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.

End of Year Medication Pickup

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 10th. 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]

QUICK LINKS to useful information and resources - 

Universal Masking Changes as of March 1Health and Safety & Covid Guidance / FCPS Covid-19 Case Dashboard 

View a list of current bus delays 

Woodson Frequently Asked Questions.

Woodson Events Calendar 

Woodson Athletics Calendar 

2021-22 School Year Calendar 

2021-2022 Odd/Even (A/B) Calendar - Printable

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Orthodox Good Friday, and Diwali will be student holidays next school year.

FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Get Your Child's Online Activity Report - FREE 

Resources for Mental Health, Wellness & Support Groups (must be a PTSO member to login)

Join PTSO / Make a Donation to PTSO / PTSO Volunteer Opportunities

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS Meet the INcoming Superintendent at a Virtual Town Hall - Tuesday, May 17th

On Tuesday, May 17, incoming superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, starting at 7 p.m. Registration for this event will open soon. 

Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1.

More information on the upcoming virtual town will be posted here.

Free Online Tutoring Services for All FCPS Students 

FCPS students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected]

In-person Tutoring Options

For families interested in in-person tutoring, FCPS’ Parent Resource Center maintains a list of tutors who can be hired by families.

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]).

This list is a resource offered by the PRC, but parents are responsible for contacting and working directly with the tutors.

For more information about tutors, click here to visit the Parent Resource Center website.

Preparing for a Military Move? What Your Family Needs to Know – Friday, June 3rd

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant tips and strategies for managing new challenges.

  • Registration and withdrawal process
  • How to use the Education Binder
  • Why goodbyes are important
  • Resources within FCPS for military families

Join Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for the virtual webinar - our fourth of a 4-part series supporting military-connected families.

June 3, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

To view the previous webinars concerning Military-Connected Youth as well as other webinars from the Parent Resource Center, click here.

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

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

2021-22 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / [email protected]

Sara Mastro / Vice President - Membership / [email protected]

Vacant / Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / [email protected]

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / [email protected]

Jill Battaglia / Communications Director /[email protected]

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / [email protected]

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Woodson Weekly - May 6th

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Woodson Weekly -
May 6th

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!

It's Opening Weekend for The SpongeBob Musical!

Important Upcoming Dates

May 6th through 15th - Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical

Through May 13th - AP Exams

Saturday, May 7th - Senior Prom, Westwood Country Club 7-11pm

May 13th through 20th - SOL Testing

May 19th through 24th - Senior Exams

Tuesday, May 24th - Last Day for Seniors

Wednesday, May 25th - Last Late Bus Day

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena
Early Release Schedule

June 6th through 9th - Underclass Exams

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School Schedule

NEW News In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical
3. Stress Less Event on Monday - Alpacas!
4. Spring SOL Testing
5. Alumni Visits
6. 2021-22 Creative Writing Contest Winner
7. FCPS Cares Recognizes Woodson Custodian
8. All Night Grad Party - Cav Cruise
9. Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers
10. Medication Pickup
11. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
12. No Morning Attendance Calls
13. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?
14. SENIOR CLASS NEWS!
15. Woodson Sports Physical Night
16. Order the 2022 Yearbook!
17. How do I check my student out from school? 
18. Laptop Tech Support Hours
19. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Hello Woodson Families! 

Happy Friday and opening night for The SpongeBob Musical. Our Seniors will celebrate with friends at Prom on Saturday and on Sunday we hope you are able to spend time with your families to celebrate and remember your moms. Happy Mother’s Day to all our Cavalier moms out there!

I want to extend a HUGE thank you to our families who came through for our Teacher Appreciation Snack Wagon! This was a huge success and greatly appreciated. 

Please know it is never too late to send a note to teachers. I am continuously impressed with how our teachers have embraced the changes and the craziness of this year. It has truly been an unbelievable year that our staff have taken on and have done their absolute best to make happen for their students.  I’m in awe of how well our team has adapted over and over and has continued to give of themselves for the benefit of our students and families. 

It is hard to believe the end of this school year is upon us!  The last day of the 2021-2022 year is just 5 short weeks away. Seniors graduate on Tuesday, May 31st and their last day of school is Tuesday, May 24th.  For more end of year events, view our upcoming events page on the Woodson website.

Have a restful weekend,

Dr. Floyd

Seniors participated in Celebrate Your Plan Day by sharing their post-graduation plans on May 3rd.

2. Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical

The stakes have never been higher in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total destruction of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! All of your Favorite SpongeBob characters take the stage in this epic adventure.

W.T. Woodson Highschool is the first FCPS school to produce the musical after its 12-Tony nominated Broadway run! With nearly 150 Woodson students involved, we’d love to have you come out and support this incredible team. All proceeds go back to the drama department.

The show runs:

  • Friday, May 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 8 - 6 p.m. (Sensory Friendly Performance)
  • Friday, May 13 - 7 p.m. (ASL Performance)
  • Saturday, May 14 - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15 - 6 p.m.

GET YOUR TICKETS AT WTWDRAMA.ORG

3. Stress Less Event on Monday - Alpacas!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To support our students with a soothing and stress-less activity, Woodson Minds Matter, in partnership with Student Services, is hosting an event with alpacas and goats during all lunches on Monday, May 9th.

Please share this exciting event with your student and encourage them to go out and pet the beautiful animals and take pictures to post on social media for Mental Health Awareness Month.

A special thanks to Woodson’s PTSO for supporting this event for our students!

Watch the May 5th edition of The Morning Show!

4. Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between May 13 and May 20, 2022. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school.

Friday, May 13th – Chemistry, Geosystems, World History 2, USVA History
Monday, May 16th – English Reading
Wednesday, May 18th – Geometry
Thursday, May 19th – Algebra 1, Algebra 2
Friday, May 20th – Biology

Teachers will communicate specific testing details to students based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify Woodson’s Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee ([email protected]).

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!

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at [email protected].

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

5. Alumni Visits

We love to see our alums! Due to year-end testing and instruction, alumni visits will only be allowed after school hours.

The Student Section at FanQuest cheering on the basketball team!

6. 2021-22 Creative Writing Contest Winner

The VHSL has announced the winning entries and results for the 2021-22 Creative Writing Contest for Essay, Short Story, and Poetry. 

One of the top writing awards went to Woodson student Miriam Fabrycky for her short story, “Pain d’Epice.”

Congratulations, Miriam!

7. FCPS Cares Recognizes Woodson Custodian

Kudos to Young Sun Huh, Custodian at Woodson HS who has been selected as the Region 5 CARES of the Month winner! 

The Woodson Library staff recently recognized the outstanding effort and support Young has brought to the Library service learning, HATS FOR SOME.org. Though teachers and staff will knit or crochet a hat from time to time, Ms. Young Sun Huh has crocheted a hat and donated it to the program on a daily basis. To put it in numbers Ms. Young Sun Hu has made around 80 hats.”

8. All Night Grad Party - Cav Cruise

Attention: All Freshman, Sophomore, Junior AND Senior Parents and Guardians - Volunteers Needed!

We need all hands on deck to volunteer at the Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party!  The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee is planning a fun-filled celebration for the Graduates of the Class of 2022 on Tuesday, May 31st, and we need over 200 volunteers to make this event a success.  Sign up to volunteer.

What is Cav Cruise?

Have you heard about Woodson's Cav Cruise All Night Graduation Party, but don't understand what the buzz is all about? Cav Cruise is a drug-free, alcohol-free all night graduation party to celebrate our Seniors! We'll be celebrating at South Run Rec Center this year! 

Each senior who wants to attend needs to purchase a ticket which includes an all night grad party with casino games, hypnotist, swimming pool, music, food, and lots of prizes! Your senior won't want to miss the party of the year!  Early registration is very helpful to the Cav Cruise Planning Committee - please buy your ticket in advance! Tickets are $100. Cav Cruise: May 31 - June 1: 11:00pm - 5:00am. Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

Students in Ms. Barry's biology class showing population dynamics in a predator-pray simulation lab.

9. 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:

  1. Student Name                              1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                       2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. 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]

  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 #

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.

Students in Mr. Redmond's sports medicine class doing a blood pressure lab.

10. Medication Pickup

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 10th. 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]

The German Club EOY picnic was super fun and delicious for everyone. 

11. College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder. Our padlets (bulletin boards) are also linked there. Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology.

  • Attention Class of 2022! Please mark your calendar for our Senior Award Ceremony on Thursday, 26 May at 6 pm, in the Woodson Auditorium. Individual Invitations will go out to all Awardees the week of May 16th. All seniors are welcome to attend the ceremony.
  • Are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume? Please visit the Upcoming Events Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet. Looking for a Job after High School or Summer Employment? Please check out our Job Board.

Questions? Please email at [email protected].

PAST News - but still important 12. 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. Elementary schools attendance notifications will continue as usual. Note that we are only suspending attendance notifications. Schools will still need to follow standard attendance procedures and record student attendance throughout the testing windows.

Morning attendance notifications will be suspended for High school from April 25th through the last day of school, June 10, 2022.

Additionally, all attendance notifications will be suspended for elementary, middle, and high on the last day of school.

13. 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].

14. SENIOR CLASS NEWS!

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

15. Woodson Sports Physical Night

It is that time of the year again! The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held this year on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. As always, 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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 as it has been in previous years. Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. 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. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 
Register for an appointment here! 

If you cannot make it to our night on the 8th, but still want to support FCPS, feel free to sign up for another school's event! (Promise we won't be mad). 

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. As of now, we are still looking for a few more 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. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected] .

The Class of 2022 shared their post-graduate plans on Celebrate Your Plan Day with balloons in the auditorium lobby.

16. Order the 2022 Yearbook!

Let’s celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers in 2021-2022! To purchase a yearbook, go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278. You can create an ad, buy a yearbook, or submit photos all in one place!

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

17. How do I check out my student from school?

Please let the Attendance Office know if you need your student to leave school early.  You can notify Attendance 3 different ways:

  • Submit the online attendance form and have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch. This form must be submitted at least 30 minutes before check-out time.
  • Student brings a note to the Attendance Office before 9:45am. The student will be issued a pink pass to leave class at the appointed time. The note must include the following - student name, date and time of when student is leaving, and reason for early check-out, student ID, parent signature and contact number. 
  • Call the attendance line, 703-503-4800 and select Option 3. After leaving a message, please have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch.

At the time of dismissal, your son/daughter will bring the pink check-out pass back to the Attendance Office for verification before meeting you outside. 

If returning to school that same day, students must check in at the Attendance office before going back to class, even if it is between classes.

If one of the options above is not followed, we cannot guarantee a speedy checkout, so please make sure you notify the attendance office prior to picking up your son/daughter to ensure you make your appointment or commitment on time.

Due to staff responsibilities at the end of the day, we are not able to honor unannounced early dismissals within 15 minutes of school dismissal.

For full details on Attendance Procedures, please visit the Attendance page on the Woodson website.

18. 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
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - 11:25am - 1:20pm (lunches)
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

Any other time you should try to make an appointment.

Thank you, W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

19. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTSO meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Library at Woodson HS. 

Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. Here are some quick links to get you started:

Join our PTSO
Make a Donation
Sign up for one of our Volunteer Opportunities
Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor
Find WT Woodson on FacebookInstagram  and Twitter
Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school!

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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WTW WeMail for May 3

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WeMail is distributed every Tuesday to update the Woodson community on PTSO news, school news, and upcoming events. 

  1. SCHEDULE REMINDERS
  2. PTSO NEWS
  3. WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
  4. FUNDRAISERS
  5. CAV SPORTS
  6. RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
  7. FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
SCHEDULE REMINDERS

THIS WEEK

Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week - FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED! - Details under PTSO News

Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 13th - AP Testing - Details under Woodson News & Events

Tuesday, May 3rd; 6:00 p.m. - Graduation Parent Meeting (virtual) Zoom meeting

Friday, May 6th - Sunday, May 15th (various show dates & times) - Woodson Drama’s The Spongebob Musical - Details under Woodson News & Events

Saturday, May 7th; 7:00-11:00 p.m. - Senior Prom, Westwood Country Club - Details under Woodson News & Events

 

NEXT WEEK

Friday, May 13th - Friday, May 20th - SOL Testing - Details under Woodson News & Events

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Tuesday, May 17th; 6:00 p.m. - Final PTSO Meeting of the school year - Details under PTSO News  *Note this meeting is a week later in the month than usual

Tuesday, May 24th - Last Day for Seniors

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena

Tuesday, May 31st - Wednesday, June 1st - Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All-Night Grad Party - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - Details under WTW News & Events

PTSO NEWS   Teacher Appreciation Week - Donations Needed!

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week - Donations Needed!

The PTSO is hosting a “Snack Wagon” for teachers and staff this Thursday, May 5th. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to contribute. It’s not too late to donate! 

Find all the details and sign up here - Teacher Appreciation Snack Wagon 

Thank you!

$1,000 C2 Education Scholarship

The PTSO in conjunction with C2 Education is offering a $1,000 scholarship to C2 SAT preparation.   Our C2 partner is located in Fair City Mall and offers in-person SAT prep and tutoring.  The single $1,000 scholarship is available for current Sophomores and Junior.   Students can apply for the scholarship by sending a short essay (350 words or less) describing their college ambitions and how C2 Education prep would help them reach their goal. 

Essays are due by May 6th. Send to [email protected].  Scholarship will be awarded in mid-May and can be used for one year.

Virtual PTSO Meeting - Tuesday, May 17th

The May meeting will be the final one of the school year. Please note the date - it is a week later in the month than usual. A link to join the meeting will be posted closer to the meeting date.

During this meeting, Dr. Floyd will demonstrate the eHall Pass program currently being piloted at Woodson.

PTSO Board Nominations Are Still Open

The following PTSO Board Officer positions are open for the 2022-23 school year:

President - Presides over meetings of the board, coordinates work of all PTSO members to ensure duties are being carried out, serves as liaison between PTSO and Administration/Staff, other duties as needed

1st Vice President for Membership - Responsible for increasing PTSO membership, presides over board meetings in absence of the President, other duties as needed 

Secretary - Responsible for recording minutes and compiling updates from the monthly PTSO board meetings; distributes  minutes to board members, other duties as needed

All PTSO officers are required to attend the monthly PTSO meetings. They are term-limited positions unless there is an absence of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to serve in any of these critical roles, or have questions, please contact [email protected]

Seeking Volunteers for PTSO Board Nominating Committee

The PTSO is seeking volunteers to staff the Nominating Committee for future Board Members.  Please contact [email protected] if interested.

PTSO AmazonSmile LINK

Make your Amazon purchases go a little further. Sign up for AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to WTW PTSO. Signing up is quick and easy. Every little bit helps! Click here to sign up

Visit the PTSO Homepage for news, links, events calendar and more!

WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS Calling All Night Owls and Early Birds!

The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee still needs over 160 volunteers to pull off this amazing celebration for the Class of 2022!  We’ve set up shifts for each volunteer spot. The 1st shift is for the night owls and the 2nd shift is for the (really) early birds. The coffee and snacks will be flowing all night. 

Sign up to volunteer using this link:

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aafaf2ca20-woodson3

Additional Cav Cruise Information - 

  • Advance ticket sales = more prizes!! Please buy your tickets now!! Purchasing your ticket in advance is a HUGE help to the planning committee.  Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets
    • Cav Cruise will be at South Run Rec Center this year! This is a GREAT venue with lots of space! 
    • Many thanks to Monica Johnson for designing this year’s Cav Cruise logo!!  We love it!
    • Want to donate to the cost of pulling off this great event? Fuss Free Fundraiser 
    • For more information regarding Cav Cruise, contact [email protected] 
    • Click here for lots of details about senior class events, including a video that gives a sneak peek at Cav Cruise: https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/student-life-activities/class/seniors
AP Testing Procedures

AP Testing began this week..  

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 Auditorium Lobby or near Door 7 for Cav Hall.
  • 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 in the exam 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 allows for 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.
Senior Prom Details

The Woodson Senior Prom, the Golden Gala, will be held this Saturday, May 7th at Westwood Country Club (800 Maple Ave E, Vienna) from 7pm-11pm.

Prom tickets are on sale during all lunches and will be sold until Friday, May 6th. Tickets are $65 each and will be purchased through Etix. Students can purchase tickets with debit or credit cards, cash, or check (made to Woodson High School).

Other 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 4th 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.

Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between May 13 and May 20, 2022. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school.

Friday, May 13th – Chemistry, Geosystems, World History 2, USVA History

Monday, May 16th – English Reading

Wednesday, May 18th – Geometry

Thursday, May 19th – Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Friday, May 20th – Biology

Teachers will communicate specific testing details to students based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify Woodson’s Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee ([email protected]).

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at [email protected]

REMINDER - Electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) are prohibited inside the SOL testing environment.

Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical

The stakes have never been higher in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total destruction of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! All of your Favorite SpongeBob characters take the stage in this epic adventure.

W.T. Woodson Highschool is the first FCPS school to produce the musical after its 12-Tony nominated Broadway run! With nearly 150 Woodson students involved, we’d love to have you come out and support this incredible team. All proceeds go back to the drama department.

The show runs:

  • Friday, May 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 8 - 6 p.m. (Sensory Friendly Performance)
  • Friday, May 13 - 7 p.m. (ASL Performance)
  • Saturday, May 14 - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15 - 6 p.m.

GET YOUR TICKETS AT WTWDRAMA.ORG

Woodson Choral Booster

Join us for our final booster meeting on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:30pm. Immediately following the meeting, please join us for a Booster Happy Hour at Senor Tequila’s!

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]

FUNDRAISERS Graduation Seat Raffle 

Click here to enter the raffle for one of 10 sets of 8 premium seats for the graduation ceremony! Deadline to enter is May 15th.

Graduation is Tuesday, May 31st at 2 p.m. at EagleBank Arena.

Order the 2022 WTW Yearbook!

CONGRATULATIONS to the CAVALIER yearbook staff for submitting their final deadline & completing the 2022 yearbook!

Order your W. T. WOODSON HIGH SCHOOL yearbook today!

Click here ---> https://t.co/xdHsRIOywK

School code: 5278

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT - All Proceeds Benefit Woodson PTSO

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 Sports Physical Night

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. Hosting this event is the Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. ALL proceeds go towards helping the program purchase supplies. 

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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 again this year. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 

Register for an appointment here! 

Want to Volunteer for Sports Physical Night??

If you would like to volunteer please complete the volunteer registration here. A few more physicians and HCP's are needed to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA), as well as other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you can help, or know of others that would be able to assist, please spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected]

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours here!

Garden Flag (dimensions - 12"x17") - $15

Personalize it for $5 more - add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year!

(Some examples: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2021; Woodson Class of 2022)

For more information, contact Liz Brocato at [email protected]

Student Driver Magnets Available With Convenient Home Delivery!

Student Driver Car Magnets are available through PTSO! Magnets are $8.00 each or buy a batch of 3 for multiple cars for $20.00. You can order online from the PTBoard website HERE.  Once orders are received, magnets will be delivered to your door contact free! If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

WTW CAVS SPORTS UPDATES

Check out all of these opportunities to enjoy the spring weather and cheer on our teams! Follow @Woodsonathletic on Twitter for current athletic updates and schedules.

* Note: Boys Tennis home match against Alexandria City was moved from Friday to Thursday at 4:00. Baseball was also moved from Friday to Thursday.

Baseball

Woodson baseball extended its winning streak against South County to seven with an 11-8 home victory on Tuesday evening. The Cavaliers didn’t make it easy on themselves, with a half dozen errors, but their offense was ultimately too much for the Stallions.

Ben Smallwood went five strong innings to earn the win, allowing only one earned run while striking out seven.  He never let defensive miscues rattle him and repeatedly pitched out of jams, stranding 6 base runners.  Connor Krahulec closed the game with two strikeouts to earn the save.

Woodson’s offense was in high gear from the start, opening the game with four consecutive base hits in the bottom of the 1st, leading to a five run-run inning.  Senior Brady Lencz led the onslaught with three hits, three runs, four RBIs and two stolen bases. Sophomore Andrew Perks contributed two hits and two walks.  

Woodson visited West Springfield on Friday. The Spartans honored their Senior class with a 5-1 victory over the Cavaliers. Woodson’s defensive woes continued, but the offense couldn’t keep up its hot hitting.

Brady Lencz pitched well for the Cavs, limiting the home team to only four hits in as many innings. Unfortunately, the second inning was an unfortunate confluence of defensive mishaps. The inning started with a pop fly which dropped after miscommunication between defenders. A sacrifice bunt turned into a hit when it slid between two fielders. A solid RBI single put the Spartans on the board first. The inning might have ended with only minor damage when what appeared to be a double play ball, but an errant throw to 3rd opened the floodgates and West Springfield quickly led 5-0.  

Woodson only managed two hits on the night. Connor Krahulec doubled to start the 2nd inning, but was stranded at 3rd when the final two batters of the inning struck out. The Cavs avoided the shutout when pinch hitter Ian Santamauro drove in a run with two outs in the final inning. The Cavs hit several balls hard, only to see the Spartans make a series of outstanding defensive plays.  

Girls Lacrosse

Woodson girls’ lacrosse had two big home game wins this week.  Tuesday night, the JV and varsity teams faced off against the Lake Braddock Bruins.  The Cavalier JV squad bested the Bruins 10 - 6, and the Cavalier varsity defeated the Bruins 21 – 8.  The entire team saw action in the game which was highlighted by several defenders tallying goals.  Friday was senior night at Pat Cunningham Stadium. The Lady Cavaliers took on the Alexandria City Titans.  The JV Lady Cavaliers beat the Titans 16 – 1.  The Varsity Lady Cavaliers won with a score of 20 – 3.  The highlight of the night was the Woodson graduating seniors being announced onto the field along with their families.  Woodson girls lacrosse 2022 graduating seniors include:  Kendyl Ellenberger (James Madison University), Lauren Faulkner (Florida State), Mikaely Griffin (College of Charleston), Emerson Bradshaw (East Carolina), Holly Wehrlen (Virginia Tech), and Jayla Teller (Virginia Tech or Lee-McRae College).

Boys Tennis

Woodson Boys Tennis came away with victories against West Potomac, West Springfield, and Robinson last week. They remain undefeated at 10-0. The team has three more matches this week: Tuesday at Alexandria City (4:00 start), Wednesday at South County (4:30 start), and at home Thursday against Alexandria City (4:00 start).

Softball

Woodson Varsity Softball took to the road this past week and came away with a win and loss.

On Monday, the Cavaliers traveled to Alexandria City and came away with an impressive 6-1 victory. Woodson was led by pitcher Claire Warden, who threw a complete 7-inning game.  The sophomore allowed 1 run and struck out 8.  Defensively, Woodson played an error-free game and was solid, turning a double play and cutting down an Alexandria runner stealing second.

The score was tied entering the last inning when the Cavaliers’ bats exploded, bringing in 5 runs. Sarah Banker’s bunt single brought in Amelia Kim from 3rd with the go ahead run. Syd Huffman followed with an RBI double to plate another run. Emma Fleming followed with a sacrifice fly to center field, making the score 4-1. Next batter Sedona Adams’ line drive to center field delivered another run. Two batters later Elizabeth Schneider drove in the final run with a line drive to center. Woodson’s offensive attack was led by Adams, Banker, Huffman, Schneider, and Warden each with 2-hits apiece. 

The week ended with a loss at Patriot District leader West Springfield.  

After 6 games on the road, the Cavaliers return home this Wednesday for games against Lake Braddock and will celebrate Senior Night on Friday against Alexandria City.

Congratulations to the 2022 Girls Crew Seniors

Congratulations to the 2022 Boys Crew Seniors

Congratulations to the 2022 Girls Lacrosse Seniors

Congratulations to the 2022 Girls Tennis Seniors

Congratulations to the 2022 Girls Soccer Seniors

WTW Dance Team Clinic and Tryouts start THIS WEEK!

Join Head Coach, Krissy Schnebel, and the graduating Seniors to prepare for tryouts and learn more about the Pnettes - WTW’s nationally ranked dance team. Classes will focus on Jazz, Pom and Hip Hop choreography, turns/leaps, technique, tricks, and is open to all current 7th-11th graders.

Fill out the Google form in the Link Tree in the WTWdanceteam Instagram bio to express your interest and get more details. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Fall 2022 Sports Tryout Dates

Mark your calendars for Fall 2022 sports tryout dates.  Golf tryouts begin on  Thursday, July 28th and all other fall sports (football, cheer, field hockey, cross-country, volleyball) will take place on Monday, August 1st.

RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder. Our padlets (bulletin boards) are also linked there. Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology.

  • Are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume? Please visit the Upcoming Events Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet. Looking for a Job after High School or Summer Employment? Please check out our Job Board.

Questions? Please email at [email protected]

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]

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
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - 11:25am - 1:20pm (lunches)
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

Any other time you should try to make an appointment.

QUICK LINKS to useful information and resources - 

Universal Masking Changes as of March 1Health and Safety & Covid Guidance / FCPS Covid-19 Case Dashboard 

View a list of current bus delays 

Woodson Frequently Asked Questions.

Woodson Events Calendar 

Woodson Athletics Calendar 

2021-22 School Year Calendar 

2021-2022 Odd/Even (A/B) Calendar - Printable

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Orthodox Good Friday, and Diwali will be student holidays next school year.

Get Your Child's Online Activity Report - FREE 

Resources for Mental Health, Wellness & Support Groups (must be a PTSO member to login)

Join PTSO / Make a Donation to PTSO / PTSO Volunteer Opportunities

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS Free Online Tutoring Services for All FCPS Students 

FCPS students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected]

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

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

2021-22 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / [email protected]

Sara Mastro / Vice President - Membership / [email protected]

Vacant / Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / [email protected]

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / [email protected]

Jill Battaglia / Communications Director /[email protected]

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / [email protected]

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Woodson Weekly - April 29th

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Woodson Weekly -
April 29th

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!

Senior Superlatives at our Spring Pep Rally today.

Important Upcoming Dates

Saturday, April 30th - Woodson 5K at 8am

Saturday, April 30th - FanQuest at 5:30pm

Sunday, May 1st - Move for Mental Health 10:30am at Mason District Park

Monday, May 2nd - Religious and Cultural Observation - Eid al Fitr

May 2nd through 13th - AP Exams

Tuesday, May 3rd - Celebrate Your Plan Day (see item #5 below)

May 6th through 15th - Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical

Saturday, May 7th - Senior Prom, Westwood Country Club 7-11pm

May 13th through 20th - SOL Testing

Tuesday, May 24th - Last Day for Seniors

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena

NEW News In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Woodson 5K on April 30th
3. FanQuest on April 30th
4. Move for Mental Health on May 1st
5. Celebrate Your Plan Day
6. No Morning Attendance Calls
7. AP Testing begins May 2nd 
8. Spring SOL Testing
9. SOL Season - Personal Electronic Devices are Prohibited
10. Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical
11. Senior Prom - Tix and Details
12. All Night Grad Party - Cav Cruise
13. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
14. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?
15. Free Prom Dresses and Suits
16. SENIOR CLASS NEWS!
17. Woodson Sports Physical Night
18. Order the 2022 Yearbook!
19. How do I check my student out from school? 
20. Laptop Tech Support Hours
21. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon, Woodson Families!

It was a beautiful morning to close out Autism Awareness Month with a Pep Rally in the stadium. Student leaders engaged faculty and the four classes in a variety of games.  Ms. Duarte (formerly Dragan) and Ms. Barry won the tandem bike race, it was neck and neck but they pulled it out in the end!

Join us this weekend for a doubleheader of events tomorrow. Woodson’s annual 5K will kick off at 8am and then FanQuest will start with a tailgate at 5:30pm and the basketball game at 7pm versus Robinson.  Also this weekend is Move for Mental Health on Sunday, May 1st at 10:30am at Mason District Park.

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Please feel free to send a thank you message to your child’s teachers to make them smile and energize their days. 

On Tuesday, May 3rd, we celebrate our seniors with sharing their post-graduation plans. Celebrate Your Plan Day formerly known as Balloon Day has been a Woodson tradition for many years. Seniors post paper balloons with their plans on the windows in the Auditorium Lobby where they will be on display until after graduation.

The PTSO is still looking for volunteers for the All Night Graduation Party – Cav Cruise. Please view this SignUpGenius to share your time and help our seniors celebrate their big day.

A big thank you to the 30 or so teachers who are piloting the eHall Pass program. We have a free trial to try this program and see if we want to purchase it for next year. We will ask for feedback in May. 

The program allows students to sign out from class electronically to go to a specific location, restroom, office, counselor, etc. This ensures we know exactly who is where in the building and when they are there. Our goal is to enhance student safety and increase time in class. We have increased our presence in and around restrooms to also discourage inappropriate behaviors.  With over 2400 students in the school, we must do everything we can to enhance security as our students are your children and we take our responsibility for them seriously. Anything we can to do enhance security is worth looking at, hence the eHall Pass pilot. We will demonstrate the eHall Pass program at an upcoming PTSO or parent meeting - more information to come. 

Looking forward to a beautiful morning tomorrow for the 5k!  Enjoy the weekend, Cavs!

Dr. Floyd

The Broadcast Journalism students visited the FCPS television production studio during the live filming of "Meet the Author." Students were allowed to operate the large crane camera and enjoyed touring master control. 

2. Woodson 5K on April 30th

It’s time to register for the 12th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, April 30th at 8:30am at Woodson HS.  All proceeds benefit The Trevor Project, which is the leading advocate for LGBTQ youth mental health in the United States.

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

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

Register on-line –  https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fairfax/WTWoodson5k

Register on MySchoolbucks – Woodson Student Registration

Questions?  [email protected]

3. FanQuest on April 30th!

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, April 30th for FanQuest, our Special Olympics Unified Basketball Tournament at Woodson High School. Come out and watch Woodson’s Unified team play Robinson Secondary School!

This year our event’s theme is “Highlighting Inclusion” and we are selling our highlighter colored t-shirts at our event for $10! We have pink, green, and blue.

Sequence of Events at FanQuest:

    5:30- 7:00p: Tailgate. Food/Games/Moon Bounce/Fun! Our sponsors and students will have tables set up in the hallway promoting their work or clubs. Make sure you bring cash! Concessions will be open as well. Family friendly games will be in the AUX gym, and the moon bounce will be in the Dance Studio!

    6:45: Teacher/Admin Basketball Obstacle Course in the Main gym. Root for your favorite Admin/teacher trio!

    7:00: Opening Ceremony

    7:15 – 8:15p: Unified Basketball Game Woodson vs. Robinson -- Each Quarter will have a 1 minute “TV Time Out” to highlight FanQuest sponsors, have performances or have a prize giveaway.

    8:30p: Closing ceremony

A little information about our Unified team:

Unified is a model of Special Olympics where student athletes with disabilities and their same-aged peers play alongside one another on one unified team. This differs from Special Olympics because that model only has athletes with disabilities. With the support from our Woodson Buddies and Partnership class, Woodson HS has a strong Unified team and we participate in Soccer, Basketball and Track and Field. FanQuest is the culminating event for both Special Olympics and Unified Basketball.

4. Move for Mental Health on May 1st

Our Minds Matter, in collaboration with Fairfax County Public Schools, will be hosting an upcoming Move for Mental Health event on Sunday, May 1st. From 10:30am-1:00pm, the event will feature a dedicated route to walk, run, bike, or wheel, live performances, and self-care stations. FCPS students receive community service hours for participating. 

The event will take place at Mason District Park: 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003

Register for FREE.

5. Celebrate Your Plan Day

Seniors, please join us for Celebrate Your Plan Day on Tuesday, May 3rd 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 post paper balloons with their plans on the windows in the Auditorium Lobby where they will be on display until after graduation. We will also have some giveaways (college & military swag, key chains, etc.) for you this year.

6. 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. Elementary schools attendance notifications will continue as usual. Note that we are only suspending attendance notifications. Schools will still need to follow standard attendance procedures and record student attendance throughout the testing windows.

Morning attendance notifications will be suspended for High school from April 25th through the last day of school, June 10, 2022.

Additionally, all attendance notifications will be suspended for elementary, middle, and high on the last day of school.

Students in Ms. Holsinger's and Mr. Wright's AP World History classes gathered last Saturday for a practice AP test before they take the real thing on May 12th.

7. AP Testing begins May 2nd

AP Testing begins Monday, May 2nd.  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 Auditorium Lobby or near Door 7 for Cav Hall.
  • 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 in the exam 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 allows for 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.
8. Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between May 13 and May 20, 2022. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school.

Friday, May 13th – Chemistry, Geosystems, World History 2, USVA History
Monday, May 16th – English Reading
Wednesday, May 18th – Geometry
Thursday, May 19th – Algebra 1, Algebra 2
Friday, May 20th – Biology

Teachers will communicate specific testing details to students based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify Woodson’s Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee ([email protected]).

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at [email protected].

9. 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.

Teachers Ms. Barry and Ms. Duarte won the tandem bike race at this morning's Pep Rally!

10. Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical

The stakes have never been higher in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total destruction of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! All of your Favorite SpongeBob characters take the stage in this epic adventure.

W.T. Woodson Highschool is the first FCPS school to produce the musical after its 12-Tony nominated Broadway run! With nearly 150 Woodson students involved, we’d love to have you come out and support this incredible team. All proceeds go back to the drama department.

The show runs:

  • Friday, May 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 8 - 6 p.m. (Sensory Friendly Performance)
  • Friday, May 13 - 7 p.m. (ASL Performance)
  • Saturday, May 14 - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15 - 6 p.m.

GET YOUR TICKETS AT WTWDRAMA.ORG

11. Senior Prom - Tix and Details

The Woodson Senior Prom, the Golden Gala, will be held on Saturday, May 7th at Westwood Country Club (800 Maple Ave E, Vienna) from 7pm-11pm.

Prom tickets are on sale during all lunches and will be sold until Friday, May 6th. Tickets are $65 each and will be purchased through Etix. Students can purchase tickets with debit or credit cards, cash, or check (made to Woodson High School).

Other 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 4th 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.

12. All Night Grad Party - Cav Cruise

Attention: All Freshman, Sophomore, Junior AND Senior Parents and Guardians - Volunteers Needed!

We need all hands on deck to volunteer at the Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party!  The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee is planning a fun-filled celebration for the Graduates of the Class of 2022 on Tuesday, May 31st, and we need over 200 volunteers to make this event a success.  Sign up to volunteer.

What is Cav Cruise?

Have you heard about Woodson's Cav Cruise All Night Graduation Party, but don't understand what the buzz is all about? Cav Cruise is a drug-free, alcohol-free all night graduation party to celebrate our Seniors! We'll be celebrating at South Run Rec Center this year! 

Each senior who wants to attend needs to purchase a ticket which includes an all night grad party with casino games, hypnotist, swimming pool, music, food, and lots of prizes! Your senior won't want to miss the party of the year!  Early registration is very helpful to the Cav Cruise Planning Committee - please buy your ticket in advance! Tickets are $100. Cav Cruise: May 31 - June 1: 11:00pm - 5:00am. Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

Students in Mr. Viccora's Law in Action class participate in their Mock Trial.

13. College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder. Our padlets (bulletin boards) are also linked there. Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology.

  • Attention Class of 2022! Celebrate Your Plan Day is on Tuesday, 3 May 2022 during All Lunches in the Auditorium Lobby. 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 post paper balloons with their plans on the windows in the Auditorium Lobby where they will be on display until after graduation. We will also have some giveaways (college & military swag, key chains, etc.) this year.
  • Are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume? Please visit the Upcoming Events Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet. Looking for a Job after High School or Summer Employment? Please check out our Job Board.

Questions? Please email at [email protected].

PAST News - but still important 14. 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].

15. Free Prom Dresses and Suits

Does your teen need a dress or suit for Prom? Do you know someone that might need one?  Prom is coming up on Saturday, May 7th at Westwood Country Club in Vienna.

There are dresses, suits, shoes, clutches and accessories available.

Please send your teen to Ms. Treague in Room T104.  She can also be reached at [email protected]

16. SENIOR CLASS NEWS!

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

17. Woodson Sports Physical Night

It is that time of the year again! The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held this year on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. As always, 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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 as it has been in previous years. Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. 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. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 
Register for an appointment here! 

If you cannot make it to our night on the 8th, but still want to support FCPS, feel free to sign up for another school's event! (Promise we won't be mad). 

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. As of now, we are still looking for a few more 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. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected] .

Class games during this morning's Pep Rally.

18. Order the 2022 Yearbook!

Let’s celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers in 2021-2022! To purchase a yearbook, go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278. You can create an ad, buy a yearbook, or submit photos all in one place!

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

19. How do I check out my student from school?

Please let the Attendance Office know if you need your student to leave school early.  You can notify Attendance 3 different ways:

  • Submit the online attendance form and have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch. This form must be submitted at least 30 minutes before check-out time.
  • Student brings a note to the Attendance Office before 9:45am. The student will be issued a pink pass to leave class at the appointed time. The note must include the following - student name, date and time of when student is leaving, and reason for early check-out, student ID, parent signature and contact number. 
  • Call the attendance line, 703-503-4800 and select Option 3. After leaving a message, please have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch.

At the time of dismissal, your son/daughter will bring the pink check-out pass back to the Attendance Office for verification before meeting you outside. 

If returning to school that same day, students must check in at the Attendance office before going back to class, even if it is between classes.

If one of the options above is not followed, we cannot guarantee a speedy checkout, so please make sure you notify the attendance office prior to picking up your son/daughter to ensure you make your appointment or commitment on time.

Due to staff responsibilities at the end of the day, we are not able to honor unannounced early dismissals within 15 minutes of school dismissal.

For full details on Attendance Procedures, please visit the Attendance page on the Woodson website.

20. 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
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - 11:25am - 1:20pm (lunches)
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

Any other time you should try to make an appointment.

Thank you, W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

21. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTSO meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Library at Woodson HS. 

Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. Here are some quick links to get you started:

Join our PTSO
Make a Donation
Sign up for one of our Volunteer Opportunities
Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor
Find WT Woodson on FacebookInstagram  and Twitter
Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school!

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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WTW WeMail for April 26th

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  1. SCHEDULE REMINDERS
  2. PTSO NEWS
  3. WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
  4. FUNDRAISERS
  5. CAV SPORTS
  6. RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
  7. FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
SCHEDULE REMINDERS

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, April 26th - Deadline to order Senior Legacy Bricks - Details under Fundraisers

Saturday, April 30th - Woodson 5K - Details under Woodson News & Events

Saturday, April 30th - FanQuest rescheduled - Details under Woodson News & Events

 

NEXT WEEK

Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week - DONATIONS NEEDED! - Details under PTSO News

Saturday, May 7th; 7:00-11:00 p.m. - Senior Prom, Westwood Country Club - Details under Woodson News & Events

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Friday, May 6th - Sunday, May 15th (various show dates & times) - Woodson Drama presents The Spongebob Musical - Details under Woodson News & Events

Friday, May 13th - Friday, May 20th - SOL Testing - Details under Woodson News & Events

Tuesday, May 24th - Last Day for Seniors

Wednesday, May 25th; 7:00 p.m. - Spring Chorus Concert - Auditorium

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena

Tuesday, May 31st - Wednesday, June 1st - Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All-Night Grad Party - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - Details under WTW News & Events

PTSO NEWS   Teacher Appreciation Week - Donations Needed!

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and the PTSO needs your help with stocking the “Snack Wagon” for teachers and staff on Thursday, May 5th.

Suggested food items and details on where and when to drop your donations can be found here:

Sign up here to donate! 

Thank you!

$1,000 C2 Education Scholarship

The PTSO in conjunction with C2 Education is offering a $1,000 scholarship to C2 SAT preparation.   Our C2 partner is located in Fair City Mall and offers in-person SAT prep and tutoring.  The single $1,000 scholarship is available for current Sophomores and Junior.   Students can apply for the scholarship by sending a short essay (350 words or less) describing their college ambitions and how C2 Education prep would help them reach their goal. 

Essays are due by May 6th. Send to [email protected].  Scholarship will be awarded in mid-May and can be used for one year.

Interested in Serving on the PTSO Board?

The following PTSO Board Officer positions are open for the 2022-23 school year:

President - Presides over meetings of the board, coordinates work of all PTSO members to ensure duties are being carried out, serves as liaison between PTSO and Administration/Staff, other duties as needed

1st Vice President for Membership - Responsible for increasing PTSO membership, presides over board meetings in absence of the President, other duties as needed 

Secretary - Responsible for recording minutes and compiling updates from the monthly PTSO board meetings; distributes  minutes to board members, other duties as needed

All PTSO officers are required to attend the monthly PTSO meetings. They are term-limited positions unless there is an absence of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to serve in any of these critical roles, or have questions, please contact [email protected]

Seeking Volunteers for PTSO Board Nominating Committee

The PTSO is seeking volunteers to staff the Nominating Committee for future Board Members.  Please contact [email protected] if interested.

PTSO AmazonSmile LINK

Make your Amazon purchases go a little further. Sign up for AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to WTW PTSO. Signing up is quick and easy. Every little bit helps! Click here to sign up

Visit the PTSO Homepage for news, links, events calendar and more!

WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS 3rd Quarter Report Cards

3rd Quarter report cards were distributed to students during 7th period on Thursday, April 21st. 

If your student has an off-campus waiver or Academy class for 7th period, their report card is in the Student Services office for pickup.

CAV Cruise Volunteers Needed

ALL CALL - FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, AND SENIOR PARENTS!  WE NEED YOUR HELP!  The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee still needs over 175 volunteers to pull off this amazing celebration for the Class of 2022!  Many thanks to those who have signed up - bring your friends! We’ve set up shifts for each volunteer spot. You’re welcome to volunteer all night, but you don’t have to.

Sign up to volunteer using this link:

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aafaf2ca20-woodson3

Additional Cav Cruise Information - 

  • Advance ticket sales = more prizes!! Please buy your tickets now!! Purchasing your ticket in advance is a HUGE help to the planning committee.  Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets
  • Cav Cruise will be at South Run Rec Center this year! This is a GREAT venue with lots of space! 
  • Many thanks to Monica Johnson for designing this year’s Cav Cruise logo!!  We love it!
  • Want to donate to the cost of pulling off this great event? Fuss Free Fundraiser 
  • For more information regarding Cav Cruise, contact [email protected] 
  • Click here for lots of details about senior class events, including a video that gives a sneak peek at Cav Cruise: https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/student-life-activities/class/seniors
Woodson 5K

Register now for the 12th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, April 30th at 8:30am at Woodson HS.  All proceeds benefit The Trevor Project, which is the leading advocate for LGBTQ youth mental health in the United States.

Members of the Woodson Community can register for $35 on-line or mail-in registration forms.

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

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

If you want to mail the registration form directly to Woodson, use the form located on Schoology.

Register on-line –  https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fairfax/WTWoodson5k

Register on MySchoolbucks – Woodson Student Registration

Questions?  [email protected]

FanQuest

FanQuest has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 30th at Woodson HS.  Come out and watch Woodson’s Special Olympics Unified Basketball team play Robinson Secondary School! 

Unified is a model of Special Olympics where student athletes with disabilities and their same-aged peers play alongside one another on one unified team. This differs from Special Olympics because that model only has athletes with disabilities. With the support from our Woodson Buddies and Partnership class, Woodson HS has a strong Unified team and we participate in Soccer, Basketball and Track and Field. FanQuest is the culminating event for both Special Olympics and Unified Basketball.

Fall 2022 Color Guard Tryout Information

The Marching Cavaliers will be holding tryouts for the fall 2022 marching season color guard. Not sure what color guard is? Well the color guard is open to any student grades 9-12 and is an auxiliary unit in the marching band that adds color, pageantry and general effect to the show. All members are held to the same standards and expectations as the band students and are considered a part of the band. Check out our website for more details HERE

Tryout dates are April 26th & 28th and May 2nd & 4th. All tryouts will be held in the Aux Gym from 4pm-6pm.

AP Testing Procedures

AP Testing begins next Monday, May 2nd.  

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 Auditorium Lobby or near Door 7 for Cav Hall.
  • 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 in the exam 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 allows for 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.
Senior Prom Details

The Woodson Senior Prom, the Golden Gala, will be held on Saturday, May 7th at Westwood Country Club (800 Maple Ave E, Vienna) from 7pm-11pm.

Prom tickets are on sale during all lunches and will be sold until Friday, May 6th. Tickets are $65 each and will be purchased through Etix. Students can purchase tickets with debit or credit cards, cash, or check (made to Woodson High School).

Other 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 4th 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.

Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between May 13 and May 20, 2022. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school.

Friday, May 13 – Chemistry, Geosystems, World History 2, USVA History

Monday, May 16 – English Reading

Wednesday, May 18 – Geometry

Thursday, May 19 – Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Friday, May 20 – Biology

Teachers will communicate specific testing details to students based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify Woodson’s Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee ([email protected]).

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at [email protected]

REMINDER - Electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) are prohibited inside the SOL testing environment.

Students in rehearsal for The SpongeBob Musical.

Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical

The stakes have never been higher in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total destruction of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world! All of your Favorite SpongeBob characters take the stage in this epic adventure.

W.T. Woodson Highschool is the first FCPS school to produce the musical after its 12-Tony nominated Broadway run! With nearly 150 Woodson students involved, we’d love to have you come out and support this incredible team. All proceeds go back to the drama department.

The show runs:

  • Friday, May 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 8 - 6 p.m. (Sensory Friendly Performance)
  • Friday, May 13 - 7 p.m. (ASL Performance)
  • Saturday, May 14 - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 15 - 6 p.m.

GET YOUR TICKETS AT WTWDRAMA.ORG

Woodson Choral Booster

Join us for our final booster meeting on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:30pm. Immediately following the meeting, please join us for a Booster Happy Hour at Senor Tequila’s!

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]

FUNDRAISERS TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO ORDER! Senior Class of 2022 Legacy Bricks

Don’t miss your chance to buy a Brick and create a Lasting Legacy for your Student in the school’s main entrance courtyard!

Individual bricks cost: $100.  They make great graduation presents for Seniors, or as a legacy for all the members of your family! You can order online HERE.

All orders are due today, Tuesday, April 26, 2022!

Graduation Seat Raffle 

Click here to enter the raffle for one of 10 sets of 8 premium seats for the graduation ceremony! Deadline to enter is May 15th.

Graduation is Tuesday, May 31st at 2 p.m. at EagleBank Arena.

Order the 2022 WTW Yearbook!

CONGRATULATIONS to the CAVALIER yearbook staff for submitting their final deadline & completing the 2022 yearbook!

Order your W. T. WOODSON HIGH SCHOOL yearbook today!

Click here ---> https://t.co/xdHsRIOywK

School code: 5278

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT available to students - all proceeds benefit PTSO

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 Sports Physical Night

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. Hosting this event is the Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. ALL proceeds go towards helping the program purchase supplies. 

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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 again this year. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 

Register for an appointment here! 

Want to Volunteer for Sports Physical Night??

If you would like to volunteer please complete the volunteer registration here. A few more physicians and HCP's are needed to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA), as well as other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you can help, or know of others that would be able to assist, please spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected]

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours here!

Garden Flag (dimensions - 12"x17") - $15

Personalize it for $5 more - add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year!

(Some examples: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2021; Woodson Class of 2022)

For more information, contact Liz Brocato at [email protected]

Student Driver Magnets Available With Convenient Home Delivery!

Student Driver Car Magnets are available through PTSO! Magnets are $8.00 each or buy a batch of 3 for multiple cars for $20.00. You can order online from the PTBoard website HERE.  Once orders are received, magnets will be delivered to your door contact free! If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

WTW CAVS SPORTS UPDATES

Check out all of these opportunities to enjoy the spring weather and cheer on our teams! Follow @Woodsonathletic on Twitter for current athletic updates and schedules.

Baseball

Coming off spring break, Woodson’s baseball team experienced its roughest stretch of the season. While the Cavs were competitive in every game, fielding and baserunning mistakes proved costly. Despite dropping 3 of the last 4 games, the Cavs record stands at a strong 9-6.

West Potomac is a new addition to the Patriot District this season and has quickly established itself as one of the strongest teams in the District.  The visiting Wolverines jumped out to an early 3-0 lead when the Cavaliers defense struggled in the opening frame, then extended it to 6-2 in the 3rd after an error and two walks set up a big inning.  Strong relief pitching from Ben Smallwood kept the Cavs in the game.  Woodson fought back gamely, led by Dillon Brody’s 2 hits and 4 RBI’s. The Cavs closed to 7-6, but left the tying run on third in the last inning.  

Robinson has been the Woodson’s nemesis for years – sweeping their last 7 contests. The Cavaliers took out their frustration with a 15-3 blowout win.  Woodson’s first two batters were hit by pitches.  An infield error and a single by Brady Lencz staked the Cavs to an early 2-0 lead.  Woodson’s offense was in high gear for the balance of the game. Colin Jones and Andrew Perks each scored three times and four different Cavs had multiple base hits.  Starter Ben Smallwood and reliever Lars Greenlee kept the Rams offense in check.

Unfortunately, the Cavs couldn’t keep the momentum going and dropped a tight contest at Fairfax.  Both teams got strong performances from their starting pitchers. Brady Lencz struck out 8 over 5 1/3 innings, while PJ Suppes allowed only one run over four innings for the Lions. Woodson led 2-1 entering the bottom of the 6th inning, before Fairfax rallied for 4 runs. Woodson fought back in the 7th, bringing the tying run to the plate before an outstanding catch by the Lions’ outfield began a game-ending double play.

Woodson faced off against Alexandria City High School (formerly T.C. Williams) for the first time since 2017. The Titans returned to the Patriot District for the 2022 season, after a four-year absence. The Cavaliers hadn’t dropped consecutive games all season, but struggled to find their game.  Early walks and errors in the middle innings staked AC to a 7-2 lead after four innings.  Woodson rallied in the 6th when Jay Sorkin hit a two-run double to left field followed by a sacrifice fly from Andrew Perks to close the score to 7-5, but could get no closer.

Girls Lacrosse

Last Tuesday, the Woodson JV and varsity girls’ lacrosse teams hosted the South County Stallions at Pat Cunningham stadium. Both teams fought through the cold to clinch victories. The JV Woodson Lady Cavaliers won their game 15 – 3, and the Varsity Lady Cavaliers defeated the Stallions 14-7.  On Thursday, the JV and varsity teams headed across town to take on district rivals, the West Springfield Spartans.  The JV girls took the field first and had an action packed back and forth game that ended in a 7 – 7 tie. The Varsity Lady Cavalier were able to keep the ball from the Spartan offensive stars through tough defensive rides, and superb draw control play by sophomore Eva Lennon and her draw circle teammates.  Woodson junior Goalie, Bristol Sine, helped keep the Spartans from taking an early lead by making several tough one-on-one saves.  Junior midfielder, Jenna Cook, gave Woodson an early lead by scoring several goals with excellent shot placement.  Additional goals by sophomores Alex Walrath, Reese Cuviello, and senior Emerson Bradshaw expanded the Woodson lead, which allowed Woodson to withstand a West Springfield last minute two goal surge.  The final game score was Woodson 8, West Springfield 6. This marked the first district loss for West Springfield. The Woodson Varsity Lady Cavaliers have a 8-3 record.  

Boys Tennis

Woodson Boys Tennis traveled to Fairfax and Lake Braddock for last week’s matches, and came away with 9-0 victories at both of them. The team remains undefeated! Matches this week are Monday (home against West Potomac), Wednesday (away against West Springfield), and Friday (home against Robinson). All matches begin at 4:00.

Softball

Woodson Varsity Softball went 1-1 last week in District play. They opened the week with a road loss at Robinson 5-0. Woodson was held to one hit, a single by Sophomore Sydney Huffman in the 4th inning. Defensively, Huffman playing shortstop started a nifty 6-4-3 double play in the second inning to stop a Robinson rally.

On Thursday, Woodson traveled to Fairfax to take on the Lions. After trailing 5-1 entering the 5th inning, Woodson’s bats came to life plating 18 runs in the final 3 innings en route to a 19-7 victory. The Cavalier’s offensive attack was led by Junior Sarah Banker who blasted a grand slam to right field to tie the game in the 5th.  Banker finished the night with 3 hits, 5 RBI, 2 steals and a sacrifice. Not to be out done, Freshman Penny Elliott added her own grand slam in the 6th inning to put the game out of reach.  Junior Elizabeth Schneider added 2 doubles with 3 RBI. Sophomores Sydney Huffman and Sedona Adams each had 2 hits and each drove in a run.

Congratulations to the 2022 Boys Lacrosse Seniors

WTW Dance Team Clinic and Tryouts start NEXT WEEK - May 3rd

Join Head Coach, Krissy Schnebel, and the graduating Seniors to prepare for tryouts and learn more about the Pnettes - WTW’s nationally ranked dance team. Classes will focus on Jazz, Pom and Hip Hop choreography, turns/leaps, technique, tricks, and is open to all current 7th-11th graders.

Fill out the Google form in the Link Tree in the WTWdanceteam Instagram bio to express your interest and get more details. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Spring Sale on Athletic Booster Passes

The Woodson Athletic Boosters are having a Spring Sale on Booster Passes

To purchase your Spring Sale pass and to see the Spring game schedules, visit the Woodson Sports website

Fall 2022 Sports Tryout Dates

Mark your calendars for Fall 2022 sports tryout dates.  Golf tryouts begin on  Thursday, July 28th and all other fall sports (football, cheer, field hockey, cross-country, volleyball) will take place on Monday, August 1st.

RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder (padlets are also linked there). Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology.

  • Junior Focus Events for the Class of 2023 (unless otherwise noted, please sign up in Naviance):Virtual College Panel for Students & Families, Apr 26 at 7 pm (Link will be sent out closer to the date)Senior College Panel in CAV Hall, April 27, 10:15 am – 11:15 amQuestions? Please email [email protected] or come by the Career Center.
  • Attention Class of 2022! Please mark your calendar for our Celebrate Your Plan Day on Tuesday, 3 May 2022 during All Lunches in the Auditorium Lobby. We want to celebrate you and all of the different post-secondary plans. 
  • Are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume? Please visit the Upcoming Events Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet.

Questions? Please email at [email protected]

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]

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
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - 11:25am - 1:20pm (lunches)
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

Any other time you should try to make an appointment.

QUICK LINKS to useful information and resources - 

Universal Masking Changes as of March 1Health and Safety & Covid Guidance / FCPS Covid-19 Case Dashboard 

View a list of current bus delays 

Woodson Frequently Asked Questions.

Woodson Events Calendar 

Woodson Athletics Calendar 

2021-22 School Year Calendar 

2021-2022 Odd/Even (A/B) Calendar - Printable

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Orthodox Good Friday, and Diwali will be student holidays next school year.

Get Your Child's Online Activity Report - FREE 

Resources for Mental Health, Wellness & Support Groups (must be a PTSO member to login)

Join PTSO / Make a Donation to PTSO / PTSO Volunteer Opportunities

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS Move4Mental Health

Our Minds Matter, in collaboration with Fairfax County Public Schools, will be hosting an upcoming Move for Mental Health event on Sunday, May 1st. From 10:30am-1:00pm, the event will feature a dedicated route to walk, run, bike, or wheel, live performances, and self-care stations. FCPS students receive community service hours for participating. 

The event will take place at Mason District Park: 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003

Visit bit.ly/move4mentalhealth to register for FREE.

Free Online Tutoring Services for All FCPS Students 

FCPS students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected]

Northern Virginia Community College Offering Free Classes for Graduating Seniors

Qualified seniors graduating this spring who are considering attending Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) may take one 3-credit course and NOVA’s 1-credit College Success Skills course, SDV 100 (at no cost) as part of the JumpStart2NOVA program. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the Internet.

The application is open now and will close at 5 p.m. on April 29. All students will be required to upload a high school transcript and any qualifying test scores if they do not have a 3.0 grade point average. Courses begin May 31 and end August 8. 

More information about JumpStart2NOVA, including course offerings, materials, and details on how to apply, is available online.

FCPS Ends Covid Testing 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the community level for Fairfax County is currently classified as low; this classification has continued for the past month. In addition, Fairfax Health District COVID-19 Vaccination Status indicates that more than 70% of all Fairfax Health Districts residents have been fully vaccinated (defined by receiving two of a two-dose vaccine or one of a single-dose vaccine) and more than 80% have received one dose. Based on FCPS metrics, FCPS will discontinue the following prevention strategies on April 22:

If students have symptoms and need to get tested, the following options are available:

  • COVID-19 Testing is available at various sites throughout Fairfax County and the state.

  • At-Home Test Kits—Students leaving the school CARE Room with symptoms of illness are provided an at-home test kit. 

  • Test-To-Stay Program—In partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), FCPS is providing access to the Test-To-Stay program for students who have been identified as a close contact when an outbreak has been declared. This program is available to any student who meets eligibility criteria and whose parent/legal guardian has provided consent for their participation. 

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

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

2021-22 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / [email protected]

Sara Mastro / Vice President - Membership / [email protected]

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Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / [email protected]

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / [email protected]

Jill Battaglia / Communications Director /[email protected]

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / [email protected]

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Woodson Weekly - April 22nd

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Woodson Weekly -
April 22nd

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 celebrated the Month of The Military Child this week. Today we wore red to remember everyone deployed.

Important Upcoming Dates

Saturday, April 30th - Woodson 5K

Saturday, April 30th - FanQuest rescheduled

Monday, May 2nd - Religious and Cultural Observation - Eid al Fitr

Tuesday, May 3rd - Celebrate Your Plan Day (see College & Career Center item #17 below)

Saturday, May 7th - Senior Prom, Westwood Country Club 7-11pm

Tuesday, May 24th - Last Day for Seniors

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena

NEW News In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. 3rd Quarter Report Cards
3. AP Testing begins May 2nd
4. AP Exam Attendance Procedures - Form due Monday, April 25th
5. Spring SOL Testing
6. SOL Season - Personal Electronic Devices are Prohibited
7. Course Requests Mailed Home
8. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?
9. Yoga Teacher Needed
10. Senior Prom - Tix and Details
11. All Night Grad Party - Cav Cruise
12. 2022 Governor's World Language Academy Invitations
13. Record a Message for Teacher Appreciation Week
14. Woodson 5K on April 30th
15. FanQuest on April 30th
16. Move4Mental Health on May 1st
17. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
18. Northern Virginia Community College Offering Free Classes for Graduating Seniors 
19. Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical
20. Free Prom Dresses and Suits
21. SENIOR CLASS NEWS!
22. Woodson Sports Physical Night
23. Order the 2022 Yearbook!
24. How do I check my student out from school? 
25. Laptop Tech Support Hours
26. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon, Woodson Families!

We loved honoring our military students and their families with a spirit week this week.  We are so grateful for the sacrifices you all make as a family for our country.

There is a lot of information in today's Woodson Weekly and I want to highlight a few of them for you.

  • Report cards were distributed yesterday during 7th period.
  • AP Testing begins Monday, May 2nd. If a student wishes to be excused from their other classes the day of an AP Exam, an AP Testing – Excused Absence form must be completed and submitted to the Attendance Office or Student Services by 3:00pm Monday, April 25th. Items #3 and #4.
  • Course Requests for the 2022-2023 school year were mailed home. Please review these carefully and contact your students' counselor if you notice any errors. Items #7 and #8.
  • Senior Prom will be on Saturday, May 7th. This is a wonderful event for our seniors. For all the details, see item #10.

I hope you can enjoy some time outside this weekend now that the weather is getting sunnier and warmer.

Dr. Floyd

Watch the April 21st edition of The Morning Show from the WTV Broadcasting Studio.

2. 3rd Quarter Report Cards

Report cards for 3rd Quarter were distributed to students during 7th period on Thursday, April 21st. 

If your student has an off-campus waiver or Academy class for 7th period, their report card is in the Student Services office for pickup.

3. AP Testing begins May 2nd

AP Testing begins Monday, May 2nd.  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 Auditorium Lobby or near Door 7 for Cav Hall.
  • 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 in the exam 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 allows for 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.
4. AP Exam Attendance Procedures

Students taking an AP Exam will be marked TST during the exam time.

If a student wishes to be excused from their other classes the day of an AP Exam, an AP Testing – Excused Absence form must be completed and submitted to the Attendance Office or Student Services by 3:00PM Monday, April 25th. These green forms can be picked up in Student Services or the Attendance Office.

Due to the volume of work the attendance office has on a daily basis, this form is the only way to request late arrivals and early releases for AP testing: emails and phone calls can NOT be accepted. Also, because of the time required to input this data for hundreds of requests, it is important the form is turned in by Monday, April 25th. Any form received after the deadline will be processed when time allows which may be after a student’s exam which would impact the daily callout messages.

Amazing Senior artwork on display this week.

5. Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between May 13 and May 20, 2022. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school.

Friday, May 13th – Chemistry, Geosystems, World History 2, USVA History
Monday, May 16th – English Reading
Wednesday, May 18th – Geometry
Thursday, May 19th – Algebra 1, Algebra 2
Friday, May 20th – Biology

Teachers will communicate specific testing details to students based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify Woodson’s Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee ([email protected]).

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at [email protected].

6. 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.

7. Course Requests Mailed Home

All students have had an opportunity to complete academic advising for the 2022-2023 school year. Staffing for next year’s courses is dependent on student course selections. 

We mailed home a copy of your child’s course requests for next year to ensure that we have accurate course enrollment numbers. Courses listed are as of April 1st, as March 31st was the deadline to request any changes for next year. Please review the course requests selected carefully, and contact your child’s counselor ASAP if there are any errors. Course requests can always be viewed online in SIS ParentVUE or StudentVUE (click “Course Request” on the menu on the left hand side). 

If there are no errors on your child’s course request list then you do not need to contact the counselor. If your child applied for an Academy class, he/she should have received an email from the Academy to their FCPSschools account notifying them of whether they were accepted or not. If accepted, the academy class will be added to your child’s course request list in the coming days (but may not be reflected on the list that was mailed home). If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor.

8. 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].

9. Yoga Teacher Needed

Hey Day is Tuesday, May 3rd.  The Leadership class is looking for a few parents who are willing to come to school and lead a yoga session during the festivities. 

The session will be held on the football field, starting around 10:00 a.m.  If you’re interested in leading a session, please contact Lynn Schmauder at [email protected]

Thank you for your support.

10. Senior Prom - Tix and Details

The Woodson Senior Prom, the Golden Gala, will be held on Saturday, May 7th at Westwood Country Club (800 Maple Ave E, Vienna) from 7pm-11pm.

Prom tickets go on sale on Monday, April 25th during all lunches and will be sold until Friday, May 6th. Tickets are $65 each and will be purchased through Etix. Students can purchase tickets with debit or credit cards, cash, or check (made to Woodson High School).

Other 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 4th 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.

11. All Night Grad Party - Cav Cruise

Attention: All Freshman, Sophomore, Junior AND Senior Parents and Guardians - Volunteers Needed!

We need all hands on deck to volunteer at the Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party!  The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee is planning a fun-filled celebration for the Graduates of the Class of 2022 on Tuesday, May 31st, and we need over 200 volunteers to make this event a success.  Sign up to volunteer using this link:

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aafaf2ca20-woodson3

What is Cav Cruise?

Have you heard about Woodson's Cav Cruise All Night Graduation Party, but don't understand what the buzz is all about? Click Here to See For Yourself! Cav Cruise is a drug-free, alcohol-free all night graduation party to celebrate our Seniors! We'll be celebrating at South Run Rec Center this year! 

Each senior who wants to attend needs to purchase a ticket which includes an all night grad party with casino games, hypnotist, swimming pool, music, food, and lots of prizes! Your senior won't want to miss the party of the year!  Early registration is very helpful to the Cav Cruise Planning Committee - please buy your ticket in advance! Tickets are $100. Cav Cruise: May 31 - June 1: 11:00pm - 5:00am. Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

12. 2022 Governor's World Language Academy Invitations

Congratulations to the following students who were invited to the 2022 Governor's World Language Academy this summer.

Yilin Tan for French
Zoe Fenner for Spanish
Mia Kim for Spanish

13. Record a Message for Teacher Appreciation Week

The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, you can submit a recorded message thanking and celebrating FCPS’s amazing teachers and staff. Please submit your recording (up to 60 seconds) by noon on Wednesday, April 27

Your video message may be selected to share with our teachers and community on the FCPS website and social media channels throughout Teacher Appreciation Week. 

Surprising our teachers and staff with these messages of gratitude and support is part of the fun so keep your contribution under wraps until May.

More information and a submission form are available online. Please be aware, 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 us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

This week students leaders from clubs, sports and organizations were recognized at a Student Leaders Appreciation Breakfast. Mr. Checkosky delivered remarks and thanked the students for their dedication and leadership. 

14. Woodson 5K on April 30th

It’s time to register for the 12th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, April 30th at 8:30am at Woodson HS.  All proceeds benefit The Trevor Project, which is the leading advocate for LGBTQ youth mental health in the United States.

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

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

If you want to mail the registration form directly to Woodson, use the form located on Schoology.

Register on-line –  https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fairfax/WTWoodson5k

Register on MySchoolbucks – Woodson Student Registration

Questions?  [email protected]

15. FanQuest on April 30th!

FanQuest has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 30th at Woodson HS.  Come out and watch Woodson’s Special Olympics Unified Basketball team play Robinson Secondary School! 

Unified is a model of Special Olympics where student athletes with disabilities and their same-aged peers play alongside one another on one unified team. This differs from Special Olympics because that model only has athletes with disabilities. With the support from our Woodson Buddies and Partnership class, Woodson HS has a strong Unified team and we participate in Soccer, Basketball and Track and Field. FanQuest is the culminating event for both Special Olympics and Unified Basketball.

16. Move4Mental Health

Our Minds Matter, in collaboration with Fairfax County Public Schools, will be hosting an upcoming Move for Mental Health event on Sunday, May 1st. From 10:30am-1:00pm, the event will feature a dedicated route to walk, run, bike, or wheel, live performances, and self-care stations. FCPS students receive community service hours for participating. 

The event will take place at Mason District Park: 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003

Visit bit.ly/move4mentalhealth to register for FREE.

17. College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder (padlets are also linked there). Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology.

  • Junior Focus Events for the Class of 2023 (unless otherwise noted, please sign up in Naviance):
    Apprenticeships by the Dept of Labor & Industry in the Career Center, April 25, 10:15 am – 11:15 am (this event is also open to 10th and 12th graders)
    Virtual College Panel for Students & Families, Apr 26 at 7 pm (Link will be sent out closer to the date)
    Senior College Panel in CAV Hall, April 27, 10:15 am – 11:15 am
    Questions? Please email [email protected] or come by the Career Center.
  • Are you interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies? Virtual Academy Day 2022 with Senator Warner is this Saturday, April 23, 10 am – 12:30 pm. This event will give a comprehensive overview of the U.S. Services Academies and their admission processes. For more information, please visit here.
  • Attention Class of 2022! Please mark your calendar for our Celebrate Your Plan Day on Tuesday, 3 May 2022 during All Lunches in the Auditorium Lobby. We want to celebrate you and all of the different post-secondary plans. 
  • Are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume? Please visit the Upcoming Events Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet.

Questions? Please email at [email protected].

PAST News - but still important 18. Northern Virginia Community College Offering Free Classes for Graduating Seniors

Qualified seniors graduating this spring who are considering coming to Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) after high school may take one 3-credit course and NOVA’s 1-credit College Success Skills course, SDV 100, at no tuition, as part of the JumpStart2NOVA program. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the Internet.

The application is now open and will close at 5 p.m. on April 29. All students will be required to upload a high school transcript and any qualifying test scores if they do not have a 3.0 grade point average. Courses begin May 31 and end August 8. 

More information about JumpStart2NOVA, including course offerings, materials, and details on how to apply, is available online.

19. Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical

Tickets are now on sale for The SpongeBob Musical, a fun, fast paced musical. The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total destruction of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created and features original songs by members of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, T.I., and many others! Tickets can be purchased here

20. Free Prom Dresses and Suits

Does your teen need a dress or suit for Prom? Do you know someone that might need one?  Prom is coming up on Saturday, May 7th at Westwood Country Club in Vienna.

There are dresses, suits, shoes, clutches and accessories available.

Please send your teen to Ms. Treague in Room T104.  She can also be reached at [email protected]

21. SENIOR CLASS NEWS!

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

22. Woodson Sports Physical Night

It is that time of the year again! The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held this year on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. As always, 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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 as it has been in previous years. Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. 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. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 
Register for an appointment here! 

If you cannot make it to our night on the 8th, but still want to support FCPS, feel free to sign up for another school's event! (Promise we won't be mad). 

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. As of now, we are still looking for a few more 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. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected] .

23. Order the 2022 Yearbook!

Let’s celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers in 2021-2022! To purchase a yearbook, go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278. You can create an ad, buy a yearbook, or submit photos all in one place!

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

24. How do I check out my student from school?

Please let the Attendance Office know if you need your student to leave school early.  You can notify Attendance 3 different ways:

  • Submit the online attendance form and have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch. This form must be submitted at least 30 minutes before check-out time.
  • Student brings a note to the Attendance Office before 9:45am. The student will be issued a pink pass to leave class at the appointed time. The note must include the following - student name, date and time of when student is leaving, and reason for early check-out, student ID, parent signature and contact number. 
  • Call the attendance line, 703-503-4800 and select Option 3. After leaving a message, please have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch.

At the time of dismissal, your son/daughter will bring the pink check-out pass back to the Attendance Office for verification before meeting you outside. 

If returning to school that same day, students must check in at the Attendance office before going back to class, even if it is between classes.

If one of the options above is not followed, we cannot guarantee a speedy checkout, so please make sure you notify the attendance office prior to picking up your son/daughter to ensure you make your appointment or commitment on time.

Due to staff responsibilities at the end of the day, we are not able to honor unannounced early dismissals within 15 minutes of school dismissal.

For full details on Attendance Procedures, please visit the Attendance page on the Woodson website.

25. 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
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - 11:25am - 1:20pm (lunches)
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

Any other time you should try to make an appointment.

Thank you, W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

26. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTSO meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Library at Woodson HS. 

Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. Here are some quick links to get you started:

Join our PTSO
Make a Donation
Sign up for one of our Volunteer Opportunities
Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor
Find WT Woodson on FacebookInstagram  and Twitter
Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school!

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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WTW WeMail for April 19th

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WeMail is distributed every Tuesday to update the Woodson community on PTSO news, school news, and upcoming events. 

  1. SCHEDULE REMINDERS
  2. PTSO NEWS
  3. WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
  4. FUNDRAISERS
  5. CAV SPORTS
  6. RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
  7. FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
SCHEDULE REMINDERS

THIS WEEK

Monday, April 18th - Friday, April 22nd - Military Appreciation / Spirit Week - Details under Woodson News & Events 

Tuesday, April 19th, Thursday, April 21st, Friday, April 22nd - Woodson Art Walk - Details under Woodson News & Events

Friday, April 22nd - Deadline to request late AP testing due to Eid Observance - Details under FCPS News & Events

Friday, April 22nd - FCPS COVID-19 Testing Ends - Details under FCPS News & Events

 

NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, April 26th - Deadline to order Senior Legacy Bricks - Details under Fundraisers

Saturday, April 30th - Woodson 5K - Details under Woodson News & Events

Saturday, April 30th - FanQuest rescheduled - Details under Woodson News & Events

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th - Teacher Appreciation Week - Details under PTSO News

Friday, May 6th - Sunday, May 15th (various show dates & times) - Woodson Drama presents The Spongebob Musicall - Details under Woodson News & Events

Friday, May 13th - Friday, May 20th - SOL Testing - Details under Woodson News & Events

Tuesday, May 24th - Last Day for Seniors

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena

PTSO NEWS   PTSO Board Needs You!

The following PTSO Board Officer positions are open for the 2022-23 school year:

President - Presides over meetings of the board, coordinates work of all PTSO members to ensure duties are being carried out, serves as liaison between PTSO and Administration/Staff, other duties as needed

1st Vice President for Membership - Responsible for increasing PTSO membership, presides over board meetings in absence of the President, other duties as needed 

Secretary - Responsible for recording minutes and compiling updates from the monthly PTSO board meetings; distributes  minutes to board members, other duties as needed

All PTSO officers are required to attend the monthly PTSO meetings. They are term-limited positions unless there is an absence of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to serve in any of these critical roles, or have questions, please contact [email protected]

Seeking Volunteers for PTSO Board Nominating Committee

The PTSO is seeking volunteers to staff the Nominating Committee for future Board Members.  Please contact [email protected] if interested.

Teacher Appreciation Week - May 2-6

Teacher Appreciation Week is right around the corner and the PTSO will be hosting a “Snack Wagon” for staff on Thursday, May 5th. Please consider donating store bought/pre-packaged food items for this event. Teachers and staff LOVE being able to stock up on snacks, treats, and drinks to help power them through their long days.

Suggested food items and details on where and when to drop your donations can be found here: Sign up here to donate!

PTSO Grants in Action

Head Librarian, Lisa Muir, was excited to share a photo of the results of the PTSO grant money. The library received funds to install signage. Ms. Muir was very grateful for the funds and said the helpful signage is receiving lots of compliments from staff and students.

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT available to students - all proceeds benefit PTSO

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.

Mr. Kuykendall, Woodson English teacher, being presented with his Region 5 Outstanding New Teacher Award by Becky Baenig, Region 5 Assistant Superintendent

PTSO AmazonSmile LINK

Make your Amazon purchases go a little further. Sign up for AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to WTW PTSO. Signing up is quick and easy. Every little bit helps! Click here to sign up

Visit the PTSO Homepage for news, links, events calendar and more!

WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS April is the Month of the Military Child 

Military Spirit Week at Woodson -  April 18th-22nd

Monday - PJ Day

Tuesday- CAMO print Day

Wednesday- PURPLE Up! - wear purple to honor military children

Thursday- Career Day

Friday- wear RED to honor all deployed military

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. 

To show our support, we are inviting all Fairfax County students, families, school employees, and community members to “Purple Up!” on April 20 for military children. 

Why purple? Purple symbolizes all branches of the military as a combination of Army green, Marine Corps red, and Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, and Space Force blue. 

Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families.

The Art Walk - Back by Popular Demand

Tuesday, April 19 –Pyramid Reception (K-12), AUX GYM from 6-8pm

Thursday, April 21 – Senior Art Show in Aux Gym (open to odd classes) Senior Reception, AUX GYM from 6-8pm

Friday, April 22 – Senior Art Show in Aux Gym (open to even classes)

The WT Woodson High School Fine Arts Department is excited to invite the Woodson community to our annual art shows! 

The Annual Pyramid Art Show, which includes work from our elementary and middle schools as well as students grade 9-11, will be held on Tuesday, April 19 from 6-8pm in our Auxiliary Gym. 

New this year, we are holding a Senior Art Show! Please come join us in the Auxiliary Gym on Thursday, April 21 from 6-8pm to see our seniors’ culminating shows. Our senior artists have curated collections of their finest works and are looking forward to sharing this work with their families and community. 

In between enjoying the artwork at both shows, visitors can grab a bite to eat from food trucks on-site and peruse small student-made artworks for sale. This year there will be a silent auction for our famous painted furniture during the Senior Art Show reception, so stop by and place your bid!

New Procedure for AP Testing Days

If a parent wishes to have their child excused either the morning before an afternoon AP test or the afternoon after a morning test, then they will need to complete and return the form by next Monday, April 25th. AP teachers have copies of the form or it can also be found here

CAV Cruise Volunteers Needed

Attention: All Freshman, Sophomore, Junior AND Senior Parents and Guardians - Volunteers Needed!

We need all hands on deck to volunteer at the Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party!  The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee is planning a fun-filled celebration for the Graduates of the Class of 2022 on Tuesday, May 31st, and we need over 200 volunteers to make this event a success.  Sign up to volunteer using this link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aafaf2ca20-woodson3

What is Cav Cruise?

Have you heard about Woodson's Cav Cruise All Night Graduation Party, but don't understand what the buzz is all about? Click Here to See For Yourself! Cav Cruise is a drug-free, alcohol-free all night graduation party to celebrate our Seniors! We'll be celebrating at South Run Rec Center this year! 

Each senior who wants to attend needs to purchase a ticket which includes an all night grad party with casino games, hypnotist, swimming pool, music, food, and lots of prizes! Your senior won't want to miss the party of the year!  Early registration is very helpful to the Cav Cruise Planning Committee - please buy your ticket in advance! Tickets are $100. Cav Cruise: May 31 - June 1: 11:00pm - 5:00am. Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

Review Course Requests for 2022-2023

A copy of your child’s course requests for next year has been mailed home. Courses listed are as of April 1st, as March 31st was the deadline to request any changes for next year. Please review the course requests selected carefully, and contact your child’s counselor ASAP if there are any errors. Course requests can always be viewed online in SIS ParentVUE or StudentVUE (click “Course Request” on the menu on the left hand side). 

If there are no errors on your child’s course request list then you do not need to contact the counselor. If your child applied for an Academy class, he/she should have received an email from the Academy to their FCPSschools account notifying them of whether they were accepted or not. If accepted, the academy class will be added to your child’s course request list in the coming days (but may not be reflected on the list that was mailed home). If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor.

Woodson 5K

Register now for the 12th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, April 30th at 8:30am at Woodson HS.  All proceeds benefit The Trevor Project, which is the leading advocate for LGBTQ youth mental health in the United States.

Members of the Woodson Community can register for $35 on-line or mail-in registration forms.

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

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

If you want to mail the registration form directly to Woodson, use the form located on Schoology.

Register on-line –  https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fairfax/WTWoodson5k

Register on MySchoolbucks – Woodson Student Registration

Questions?  [email protected]

FanQuest Rescheduled for April 30th!

FanQuest has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 30th at Woodson HS.  Come out and watch Woodson’s Special Olympics Unified Basketball team play Robinson Secondary School! 

Unified is a model of Special Olympics where student athletes with disabilities and their same-aged peers play alongside one another on one unified team. This differs from Special Olympics because that model only has athletes with disabilities. With the support from our Woodson Buddies and Partnership class, Woodson HS has a strong Unified team and we participate in Soccer, Basketball and Track and Field. FanQuest is the culminating event for both Special Olympics and Unified Basketball.

2022 Regional Scholastic Writing Awards

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, is the largest, longest-running recognition program of its kind in the United States. Writing categories include critical essay, dramatic script, flash fiction, humor, journalism, novel writing, personal essay and memoir, poetry, science fiction and fantasy, short story, and writing portfolio. More information about the Scholastic Writing Awards is available online

Congratulations to these Woodson students who placed in the Regional Scholastic Writing Awards for 2022:

  • Miriam Fabrycky, Honorable Mention for "Pain d'Épice" (Short Story)
  • Srivaishnavi Kommireddy, Honorable Mention for "Perfectly Imperfect World" (Short Story)
  • Zainab Rentia, Honorable Mention for "Changing Relationships" (Personal Essay & Memoir)
  • Zainab Rentia, Honorable Mention for "Stuck in the Past" (Personal Essay & Memoir)
  • Yilin Tan, Gold Key for "Chairman Mao at My Dinner Table" (Personal Essay & Memoir)
  • Yilin Tan, Honorable Mention for "In Regards to Music" (Poetry).
Woodson Welcomes New Director of Student Activities

Mr. Blair Smith has been hired as Woodson’s new Director of Student Activities. He will assume the role later this summer from Mr. Ckekosky, outgoing Director of Student Activities. Mr. Chekosky is leaving his DSA role after 17 years at Woodson HS.

Mr. Smith is excited to come to Woodson HS with a lens of inclusivity and opportunity for all our students in all of our programs. He is looking forward to maintaining traditions and creating new ones with the upcoming classes. His excitement and energy will help us grow and build on the foundation that we are so grateful to Mr. Checkosky for laying. 

Stay tuned for meet and greet opportunities with our Boosters and other parent groups. Mr. Smith will be reaching out to student groups as well as our coaches and teachers in the next few months.   

His official first day is July 1, 2022.

Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between May 13 and May 20, 2022. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school.

Friday, May 13 – Chemistry, Geosystems, World History 2, USVA History

Monday, May 16 – English Reading

Wednesday, May 18 – Geometry

Thursday, May 19 – Algebra 1, Algebra 2

Friday, May 20 – Biology

Teachers will communicate specific testing details to students based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify Woodson’s Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee ([email protected]).

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at [email protected]

Fall 2022 Color Guard Tryout Information

The Marching Cavaliers will be holding tryouts for the fall 2022 marching season color guard. Not sure what color guard is? Well the color guard is open to any student grades 9-12 and is an auxiliary unit in the marching band that adds color, pageantry and general effect to the show. All members are held to the same standards and expectations as the band students and are considered a part of the band. Check out our website for more details HERE

Tryout dates are April 26th & 28th and May 2nd & 4th. All tryouts will be held in the Aux Gym from 4pm-6pm.

Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical

Tickets are now on sale for The SpongeBob Musical. The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total destruction of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series, and features original songs by members of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, T.I., and many others! Tickets can be purchased here.

SENIOR CLASS NEWS!

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

FUNDRAISERS Senior Class of 2022 Legacy Bricks - LAST WEEK TO ORDER!

Senior Parents, Don’t miss your chance to buy a Brick and create a Lasting Legacy for your Student in the school’s main entrance courtyard!

Individual bricks cost: $100.  They make great graduation presents for Seniors, or as a legacy for all the members of your family! You can order online HERE, or you can mail the brick order form (LINK HERE) to the school with a check. 

All orders are due no later than April 26, 2022!

Graduation Seat Raffle 

Click here to enter the raffle for one of 10 sets of 8 premium seats for the graduation ceremony! Deadline to enter is May 15th.

Graduation is Tuesday, May 31st at 2 p.m. at EagleBank Arena.

Order the 2022 WTW Yearbook!

CONGRATULATIONS to the CAVALIER yearbook staff for submitting their final deadline & completing the 2022 yearbook!

Order your W. T. WOODSON HIGH SCHOOL yearbook today!

Click here ---> https://t.co/xdHsRIOywK

School code: 5278

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

Woodson Sports Physical Night

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. Hosting this event is the Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. ALL proceeds go towards helping the program purchase supplies. 

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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 again this year. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 

Register for an appointment here! 

Want to Volunteer for Sports Physical Night??

If you would like to volunteer please complete the volunteer registration here. A few more physicians and HCP's are needed to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA), as well as other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you can help, or know of others that would be able to assist, please spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected]

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours here!

Garden Flag (dimensions - 12"x17") - $15

Personalize it for $5 more - add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year!

(Some examples: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2021; Woodson Class of 2022)

For more information, contact Liz Brocato at [email protected]

Student Driver Magnets Available With Convenient Home Delivery!

Student Driver Car Magnets are available through PTSO! Magnets are $8.00 each or buy a batch of 3 for multiple cars for $20.00. You can order online from the PTBoard website HERE.  Once orders are received, magnets will be delivered to your door contact free! If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

WTW CAVS SPORTS UPDATES

Check out all of these opportunities to enjoy the spring weather and cheer on our teams! Follow @Woodsonathletic on Twitter for current athletic updates and schedules.

Girls Lacrosse

Before spring break, the Woodson girls’ varsity squad hosted Falls Church Jaguars at Woodson High School on Tuesday. The Woodson girls retained consistent ball control from the start of the game. They slowly built up a lead and handed the Jaguars a 12 – 1 loss.  

On Friday, April 1st, both JV and varsity Lady Cavaliers visited Robinson High School to take on their crosstown rivals.  The Woodson JV squad lost 6 – 5 to the Rams. The Woodson varsity girls struggled to control the Rams two high scoring attackers, and to get their offense going against Robinson’s high pressure zone defense. Woodson lost to Robinson 9 – 7.  

This past Wednesday, both Woodson JV and varsity girls headed to Fairfax High School to take on a much-improved Fairfax Lions team.  The JV Lady Cavaliers easily handled the Lions beating them 10 -1.  In the varsity game, the Fairfax Lions kept a close game with Woodson through the first half. In the second half, the Cavaliers defense/midfield clears and transition scoring attack proved to be too much for the Lions to handle.  The final score was Woodson 14, Fairfax 7.   

Boys Tennis

Woodson Boys Tennis beat South County last week and remains undefeated with a 5-0 record. This week the team has two away matches: Tuesday at Lake Braddock and Thursday at Fairfax. Both matches start at 4:00.

Softball

On Thursday Woodson welcomed West Potomac for a District game and came away with a 5-4 victory.  Down 3-1 in the 3rd inning Sedona Adams hit a two run homer to left field to tie the game.  Woodson took the lead in the bottom of the 6th plating two runs highlighted by Sarah Banker's bunt single RBI.  Emma Fleming contributed 2 hits to the offense. Veronica Udowitz pitched the first 3 innings allowing 1 earned run and striking out 3.  Claire Warden pitched the final 4 innings and got the victory allowing only 2 hits and 1 run.    

On Saturday Woodson Softball participated in a tournament at Langely High School.  In game 1 Woodson fought a back and forth game against South Lakes.  Woodson fell short 7-4.  Highlights include a 2 RBI single by Veronica Udowitz in the 3rd inning.  Sarah Banker also added 2 hits.   Woodson came up short in the nightcap falling to host Langely 13-2.    

WTW Dance Team Clinic and Tryouts start NEXT WEEK - May 3rd

Join Head Coach, Krissy Schnebel, and the graduating Seniors to prepare for tryouts and learn more about the Pnettes - WTW’s nationally ranked dance team. Classes will focus on Jazz, Pom and Hip Hop choreography, turns/leaps, technique, tricks, and is open to all current 7th-11th graders.

Fill out the Google form in the Link Tree in the WTWdanceteam Instagram bio to express your interest and get more details. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Spring Sale on Athletic Booster Passes

The Woodson Athletic Boosters are having a Spring Sale on Booster Passes

To purchase your Spring Sale pass and to see the Spring game schedules, visit the Woodson Sports website

Fall 2022 Sports Tryout Dates

Mark your calendars for Fall 2022 sports tryout dates.  Golf tryouts begin on  Thursday, July 28th and all other fall sports (football, cheer, field hockey, cross-country, volleyball) will take place on Monday, August 1st.

RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder (padlets are also linked there). Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology.

  • Junior Focus Events for the Class of 2023 (unless otherwise noted, please sign up in Naviance): Junior Action Talk with the ECMC/The College Place in Café B, April 21, 9:45 am – 11:15 am    Apprenticeships by the Dept of Labor & Industry in the Career Center, April 25, 10:15 am – 11:15 amVirtual College Panel for Students & Families, Apr 26 at 7 pm (Link will be sent out closer to the date)Senior College Panel in CAV Hall, April 27, 10:15 am – 11:15 amQuestions? Please email [email protected] or come by the Career Center.
  • Are you interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies? Virtual Academy Day 2022 with Senator Warner is on April 23, 10 am – 12:30 pm. This event will give a comprehensive overview of the U.S. Services Academies and their admission processes. For more information, please visit here. 
  • Attention Class of 2022! Please mark your calendar for our Celebrate Your Plan Day on Tuesday, May 3rd during All Lunches in the Auditorium Lobby. We want to celebrate you and all of the different post-secondary plans.

Questions? Please email at [email protected]

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]

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
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - 11:25am - 1:20pm (lunches)
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

Any other time you should try to make an appointment.

QUICK LINKS to useful information and resources - 

Universal Masking Changes as of March 1Health and Safety & Covid Guidance / FCPS Covid-19 Case Dashboard 

View a list of current bus delays 

Woodson Frequently Asked Questions.

Woodson Events Calendar 

Woodson Athletics Calendar 

2021-22 School Year Calendar 

2021-2022 Odd/Even (A/B) Calendar - Printable

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Orthodox Good Friday, and Diwali will be student holidays next school year.

Get Your Child's Online Activity Report - FREE 

Resources for Mental Health, Wellness & Support Groups (must be a PTSO member to login)

Join PTSO / Make a Donation to PTSO / PTSO Volunteer Opportunities

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS

The Fairfax County School Board has voted to appoint Michelle Reid, Ed.D. as the next superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools. Details can be found here

Free Online Tutoring Now Available for All FCPS Students 

FCPS students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected]

AP Exam Change

Change in Observance Day

At the time the FCPS calendar was developed, local Eid observances were expected to occur on May 3rd, but because local Eid observances shifted to May 2nd, the FCPS Employee Newsletter on February 8th announced a change in the Religious and Cultural Observance day in FCPS for Eid-al-Fitr from May 3rd to May 2nd, 2022.

Altered AP Exam Schedule

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th. 

Requesting a late AP Exam due to May 2nd Eid Observance

Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) due to the Eid religious observance need to contact Ms. Guinee at [email protected] by April 22. to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule. The dates and times for the May 2nd late testing are listed in the table below. 

May 2nd AP Exam 

Late Exam Date

Start time

Chemistry

May 18th

8:00 am

Spanish Literature

May 18th

12:00 pm

Japanese Language

May 19th

12:00 pm

US Government 

May 20th 

12:00 pm

 

Northern Virginia Community College Offering Free Classes for Graduating Seniors

Qualified seniors graduating this spring who are considering attending Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) may take one 3-credit course and NOVA’s 1-credit College Success Skills course, SDV 100 (at no cost) as part of the JumpStart2NOVA program. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the Internet.

The application is open now and will close at 5 p.m. on April 29. All students will be required to upload a high school transcript and any qualifying test scores if they do not have a 3.0 grade point average. Courses begin May 31 and end August 8. 

More information about JumpStart2NOVA, including course offerings, materials, and details on how to apply, is available online.

FCPS Ends Covid Testing 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the community level for Fairfax County is currently classified as low; this classification has continued for the past month. In addition, Fairfax Health District COVID-19 Vaccination Status indicates that more than 70% of all Fairfax Health Districts residents have been fully vaccinated (defined by receiving two of a two-dose vaccine or one of a single-dose vaccine) and more than 80% have received one dose. Based on FCPS metrics, FCPS will discontinue the following prevention strategies on April 22:

If students have symptoms and need to get tested, the following options are available:

  • COVID-19 Testing is available at various sites throughout Fairfax County and the state.

  • At-Home Test Kits—Students leaving the school CARE Room with symptoms of illness are provided an at-home test kit. 

  • Test-To-Stay Program—In partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), FCPS is providing access to the Test-To-Stay program for students who have been identified as a close contact when an outbreak has been declared. This program is available to any student who meets eligibility criteria and whose parent/legal guardian has provided consent for their participation. 

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

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Woodson Weekly - April 15th

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Woodson Weekly -
April 15th

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 Dr. Morgan's Genetics and Biotech class working on a Drosophila (fruit fly) lab.

Important Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, April 19th 6-8pm - Woodson Pyramid Art Show, Aux Gym

Wednesday, April 20th - Purple Up! Day supporting military families

Thursday-Friday, April 21st-22nd - Senior Art Show, Aux Gym

Thursday, April 21st 6pm - Senior Art Show Reception, Aux Gym

Friday, April 22nd - Religious and Cultural Observance Orthodox Good Friday

Saturday, April 30th - Woodson 5K

Saturday, April 30th - FanQuest rescheduled

Monday, May 2nd - Religious and Cultural Observation - Eid al Fitr

Tuesday, May 3rd - Celebrate Your Plan Day (see College & Career Center story below)

Tuesday, May 24th - Last Day for Seniors

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena

NEW News In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. April is the Month of the Military Child
3. Welcome to our new Director of Student Activities
4. Guest Speaker on Tuesday, April 19th
5. Woodson's Pyramid & Senior Art Shows
6. Course Requests for 2022-2023
7. AP Exam Attendance Procedures
8. Do You Have a Tandem Bike We Can Borrow?
9. Woodson 5K on April 30th
10. Move4Mental Health
11. Spring SOL Testing
12. Woodson Sports Physical Night
13. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
14. 2022 Regional Scholastic Writing Awards
15. Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical
16. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
17. Northern Virginia Community College Offering Free Classes for Graduating Seniors
18. FanQuest Rescheduled
19. Free Prom Dresses and Suits
20. SENIOR CLASS NEWS!
21. Order the 2022 Yearbook!
22. How do I check my student out from school? 
23. Laptop Tech Support Hours
24. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good Friday afternoon, Woodson Families!

The fourth quarter has started off at a very fast pace. So much so, I’m glad we have a guest speaker with a wellness focus next week.  Mr. Sam Anthony Lucania will be here to speak to students and staff on Tuesday.  As reported by other schools he has spoken at, Mr. Lucania’s message is multifaceted and I believe everyone will be able to glean something from it whether about handling stress, or persevering or resilience through life. 

As we roll into testing season, we have a procedure for the AP test days.  The time period of the exam is automatically excused. Often parents choose to excuse their child either the morning before an afternoon test or the afternoon after a morning test as these tests are rigorous. To do so, AP teachers have copies of the form for families to complete.  This form can also be found here.  It is imperative we receive these back by the due date of Monday, April 25th.  In order to ensure accurate attendance on these days, we need to enter the absences in advance. The volume will exceed our abilities on those exam days if everyone waits until the day of the exam. I appreciate families working with us to ensure accurate attendance for AP exam days. 

As many of you saw yesterday, we are excited to welcome Mr. Blair Smith as our new Director of Student Activities. He will begin July 1, 2022.  Please see the story below for more information.

I'm looking forward to celebrating our military students with a spirit week, April 18th through 22nd.

Dr. Floyd

Abby is a junior at Woodson High School and a proud member of their crew team. Her father serves in the United States Air Force, and she has moved with her family numerous times, attending many different schools. Abby shares stories and her perspectives around being a military-connected student in Fairfax County Public Schools. Watch the video.

2. April is the Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child! Every year we take the opportunity to recognize military-connected youth for their service and contribution to our community. Fairfax County Public Schools is proud to have over 14,000 military-connected youth as a part of our student body. We appreciate the varied life experiences they bring to our school community, and recognize their strength and resilience. 

To show our support, we are inviting all Fairfax County students, families, school employees, and community members to “Purple Up!” on April 20 for military children

Why purple? Purple symbolizes all branches of the military as a combination of Army green, Marine Corps red, and Coast Guard, Navy, Air Force, and Space Force blue. 

Learn more about Month of the Military Child and FCPS’ resources for military families

Military Spirit Week  April 18th-22nd

Monday - PJ Day
Tuesday- Camo print Day
Wednesday- Purple Up! Day
Thursday- Career Day
Friday- wear RED to remember everyone deployed

3. Welcome to our new Director of Student Activities

As you are aware, Mr. Checkosky is leaving his DSA role this summer.  In his 17 years at Woodson HS, he has seen a number of incredible moments that he will not soon forget!  We thank him for his numerous hours and endless energy, late nights and full weekends away from his own family, all for the students and programs here at Woodson High School.

In searching for a new DSA, we gathered input from our key stakeholders – students, parents, coaches and staff. Through that feedback, and a series of interviews, I’m excited to announce our new Director of Student Activities, Mr. Blair Smith. 

Mr. Smith comes to us with a vast background in athletics, activities and student leadership.  He began his career as a special education teacher and coached a variety of sports including volleyball, golf and basketball.  Before joining the DSA team, he was the Varsity Girls Basketball Coach and Head Tennis Coach at Freedom High School. Since 2013, Mr. Smith has served as the Assistant Director of Student Activities at South County and Centreville High Schools where he has developed the student leadership programs, led district tournaments, hired and supported coaches and developed important relationships with students, staff and parents to further the schools’ vision and mission.  Most recently, Mr. Smith was recognized as the FCPS Region 4 Outstanding Professional Employee of the Year and is one of five finalists for the FCPS Outstanding Professional Employee of the Year.

Mr. Smith is excited to come to Woodson HS and brings a lens of inclusivity and opportunity for all our students in all of our programs. He is looking forward to maintaining our traditions and creating new ones with the upcoming classes. His excitement and energy will help us grow and build on the foundation that we are so grateful to Mr. Checkosky for laying. 

Mr. Smith is already planning ways to partner with all of you to hear about your experiences, as well as to listen to input about the future.  Stay tuned for meet and greet opportunities with our Boosters and other parent groups. Mr. Smith will be around as we transition later this spring and will be reaching out to student groups as well as our coaches and teachers in the next few months.   

Thank you to so many of you who provided input and feedback throughout this rigorous process. I am confident Mr. Smith will contribute to the tradition of excellence at Woodson. Please join me in welcoming him, his official first day is July 1, 2022.

4. Guest Speaker on Tuesday, April 19th

This Tuesday, April 19th, during 3rd period Learning Seminar we are excited to host Sam Anthony Lucania to speak to our students regarding mental health and wellness.

Sam Anthony is a professional speaker, personal trainer, and lifestyle coach who uses his personal experiences to educate and motivate others. He has spoken to students at numerous area high schools, including several in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, and comes to us highly recommended and reviewed. You can learn more about Sam Anthony at his website, www.samanthonyspeaks.com.

5. Woodson's Pyramid & Senior Art Shows

The WT Woodson High School Fine Arts Department is excited to invite the Woodson community to our annual art shows! Yes! You read that correctly; this year Woodson is hosting two shows:

The Annual Pyramid Art Show, which includes work from our elementary and middle schools as well as students grade 9-11 on Tuesday, April 19 from 6-8pm in our Auxiliary Gym. Come on by to see what our freshmen, sophomore, and junior artists have been making this year and say hello to your elementary and middle school art teachers and see what all the future Woodson artists are creating!

New this year, we are holding a Senior Art Show! Please come join us in the Auxiliary Gym on Thursday, April 21 from 6-8pm to see our seniors’ culminating shows. Our senior artists have curated collections of their finest works and are looking forward to sharing this work with their families and community. We are so proud of our students and excited for them to have this special opportunity to share their work. 

In between enjoying the artwork at both shows, visitors can grab a bite to eat from food trucks on-site and peruse small student-made artworks for sale. This year we will be holding a silent auction for our famous painted furniture during the Senior Art Show reception, so stop by and place your bid!

Our students have worked so hard this school year to hone their art-making skills and create these works. They (and we!) would be so honored to welcome you to these events.

6. Course Requests for 2022-2023

All students have had an opportunity to complete academic advising for the 2022-2023 school year. Staffing for next year’s courses is dependent on student course selections. 

To ensure that we have accurate course enrollment numbers, we have mailed home a copy of your child’s course requests for next year. Courses listed are as of April 1st, as March 31st was the deadline to request any changes for next year. Please review the course requests selected carefully, and contact your child’s counselor ASAP if there are any errors. Course requests can always be viewed online in SIS ParentVUE or StudentVUE (click “Course Request” on the menu on the left hand side). 

If there are no errors on your child’s course request list then you do not need to contact the counselor. If your child applied for an Academy class, he/she should have received an email from the Academy to their FCPSschools account notifying them of whether they were accepted or not. If accepted, the academy class will be added to your child’s course request list in the coming days (but may not be reflected on the list that was mailed home). If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor.

7. AP Exam Attendance Procedures

Students taking an AP Exam will be marked TST during the exam time.

If a student wishes to be excused from their other classes the day of an AP Exam, an AP Testing – Excused Absence form must be completed and submitted to the Attendance Office or Student Services by 3:00PM Monday, April 25th. These green forms can be picked up in Student Services or the Attendance Office.

Due to the volume of work the attendance office has on a daily basis, this form is the only way to request late arrivals and early releases for AP testing: emails and phone calls can NOT be accepted. Also, because of the time required to input this data for hundreds of requests, it is important the form is turned in by Monday, April 25th. Any form received after the deadline will be processed when time allows which may be after a student’s exam which would impact the daily callout messages.

8. Do You Have a Tandem Bike We Can Borrow?

Do you have a tandem bike we can borrow??? Woodson Leadership is hosting a Spring Pep Rally this week and they would love to borrow 4 tandem bikes for the event.

Please contact Lynn Schmauder [email protected] or Dan Schaefer [email protected] you have a bike we can borrow.

Thank you!

9. Woodson 5K on April 30th

It’s time to register for the 12th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, April 30th at 8:30am at Woodson HS.  All proceeds benefit The Trevor Project, which is the leading advocate for LGBTQ youth mental health in the United States.

Members of the Woodson Community can register for $25 through on-line or mail-in registration forms before April 15th. The price increases to $35 after April 15. 

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

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

If you want to mail the registration form directly to Woodson, use the form located on Schoology.

Register on-line –  https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fairfax/WTWoodson5k

Register on MySchoolbucks – Woodson Student Registration

Questions?  [email protected]

10. Move4Mental Health

Our Minds Matter, in collaboration with Fairfax County Public Schools, will be hosting an upcoming Move for Mental Health event on Sunday, May 1st. From 10:30am-1:00pm, the event will feature a dedicated route to walk, run, bike, or wheel, live performances, and self-care stations. FCPS students receive community service hours for participating. 

The event will take place at Mason District Park: 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003

Visit bit.ly/move4mentalhealth to register for FREE.

11. Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between May 13 and May 20, 2022. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school.

Friday, May 13 – Chemistry, Geosystems, World History 2, USVA History
Monday, May 16 – English Reading
Wednesday, May 18 – Geometry
Thursday, May 19 – Algebra 1, Algebra 2
Friday, May 20 – Biology

Teachers will communicate specific testing details to students based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify Woodson’s Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee ([email protected]).

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at [email protected].

12. Woodson Sports Physical Night

It is that time of the year again! The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held this year on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. As always, 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 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 as it has been in previous years. Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. 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. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 
Register for an appointment here! 

If you cannot make it to our night on the 8th, but still want to support FCPS, feel free to sign up for another school's event! (Promise we won't be mad). 

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. As of now, we are still looking for a few more 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. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at [email protected] .

Check out this amazing video of Woodson senior, Sofia as she shares her story about what she wants most in the world.

13. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Team Cavs for Cures led by Ava Marshall with support of dedicated team members including Amelia Manos, Elle Marshall, Samantha Meyers, Kendall Schottler, and Mia Zganjar dedicated countless hours in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Students of the Year campaign, a seven-week fundraising challenge benefitting LLS’s mission of curing blood cancers. 

This incredible team, representing Woodson, raised over $79,000 for their mission!  In addition, this team, along with 40 other teams across the National Capital Area, collectively raised over $3.6 Million, breaking records for the local campaign and on a national level.

The society can't thank the Woodson community enough for their support of Team Cavs for Cures throughout this campaign.  Congratulations!

14. 2022 Regional Scholastic Writing Awards

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, is the largest, longest-running recognition program of its kind in the United States. Writing categories include critical essay, dramatic script, flash fiction, humor, journalism, novel writing, personal essay and memoir, poetry, science fiction and fantasy, short story, and writing portfolio. More information about the Scholastic Writing Awards is available online

Congratulations to these Woodson students who placed in the Regional Scholastic Writing Awards for 2022:

  • Miriam Fabrycky, Honorable Mention for "Pain d'Épice" (Short Story)
  • Srivaishnavi Kommireddy, Honorable Mention for "Perfectly Imperfect World" (Short Story)
  • Zainab Rentia, Honorable Mention for "Changing Relationships" (Personal Essay & Memoir)
  • Zainab Rentia, Honorable Mention for "Stuck in the Past" (Personal Essay & Memoir)
  • Yilin Tan, Gold Key for "Chairman Mao at My Dinner Table" (Personal Essay & Memoir)
  • Yilin Tan, Honorable Mention for "In Regards to Music" (Poetry).
15. Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical

Tickets are now on sale for The SpongeBob Musical, a fun, fast paced musical. The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total destruction of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created and features original songs by members of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, T.I., and many others! Tickets can be purchased here

Congratulations to Mr. Kuykendall, English teacher, who was named the Region 5 Outstanding New Teacher Award. Becky Baenig, Region 5 Assistant Superintendent presented the award during class on Tuesday.

16. College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder (padlets are also linked there). Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology.

  • Junior Focus Events for the Class of 2023 (unless otherwise noted, please sign up in Naviance): 
    Junior Action Talk with the ECMC/The College Place in Café B, April 21, 9:45 am – 11:15 am    
    Apprenticeships by the Dept of Labor & Industry in the Career Center, April 25, 10:15 am – 11:15 am
    Virtual College Panel for Students & Families, Apr 26 at 7 pm (Link will be sent out closer to the date)
    Senior College Panel in CAV Hall, April 27, 10:15 am – 11:15 am
    Questions? Please email [email protected] or come by the Career Center.
  • Are you interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies? Virtual Academy Day 2022 with Senator Warner is on April 23, 10 am – 12:30 pm. This event will give a comprehensive overview of the U.S. Services Academies and their admission processes. For more information, please visit here. 
  • Attention Class of 2022! Please mark your calendar for our Celebrate Your Plan Day on Tuesday, May 3rd during All Lunches in the Auditorium Lobby. We want to celebrate you and all of the different post-secondary plans.

Questions? Please email at [email protected].

PAST News - but still important 17. Northern Virginia Community College Offering Free Classes for Graduating Seniors

Qualified seniors graduating this spring who are considering coming to Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) after high school may take one 3-credit course and NOVA’s 1-credit College Success Skills course, SDV 100, at no tuition, as part of the JumpStart2NOVA program. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the Internet.

The application is now open and will close at 5 p.m. on April 29. All students will be required to upload a high school transcript and any qualifying test scores if they do not have a 3.0 grade point average. Courses begin May 31 and end August 8. 

More information about JumpStart2NOVA, including course offerings, materials, and details on how to apply, is available online.

18. FanQuest Rescheduled!

FanQuest has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 30th at Woodson HS.  Come out and watch Woodson’s Special Olympics Unified Basketball team play Robinson Secondary School! 

Unified is a model of Special Olympics where student athletes with disabilities and their same-aged peers play alongside one another on one unified team. This differs from Special Olympics because that model only has athletes with disabilities. With the support from our Woodson Buddies and Partnership class, Woodson HS has a strong Unified team and we participate in Soccer, Basketball and Track and Field. FanQuest is the culminating event for both Special Olympics and Unified Basketball.

19. Free Prom Dresses and Suits

Does your teen need a dress or suit for Prom? Do you know someone that might need one?  Prom is coming up on Saturday, May 7th at Westwood Country Club in Vienna.

There are dresses, suits, shoes, clutches and accessories available.

Please send your teen to Ms. Treague in Room T104.  She can also be reached at [email protected]

20. SENIOR CLASS NEWS!

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

Cav Cruise

Have you heard about Woodson's Cav Cruise All Night Graduation Party, but don't understand what the buzz is all about? Click Here to See For Yourself! Cav Cruise is a drug-free, alcohol-free all night graduation party to celebrate our Seniors! 

Your ticket includes an all night grad party with casino games, hypnotist, swimming pool, music, food, and lots of prizes! Your senior won't want to miss the party of the year!  Early registration is very helpful to the Cav Cruise Planning Committee! Tickets are $80 each before March 31st and $100 after. Cav Cruise: May 31 - June 1: 11:00pm - 5:00am. Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

21. Order the 2022 Yearbook!

Let’s celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers in 2021-2022! To purchase a yearbook, go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278. You can create an ad, buy a yearbook, or submit photos all in one place!

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

22. How do I check out my student from school?

Please let the Attendance Office know if you need your student to leave school early.  You can notify Attendance 3 different ways:

  • Submit the online attendance form and have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch. This form must be submitted at least 30 minutes before check-out time.
  • Student brings a note to the Attendance Office before 9:45am. The student will be issued a pink pass to leave class at the appointed time. The note must include the following - student name, date and time of when student is leaving, and reason for early check-out, student ID, parent signature and contact number. 
  • Call the attendance line, 703-503-4800 and select Option 3. After leaving a message, please have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch.

At the time of dismissal, your son/daughter will bring the pink check-out pass back to the Attendance Office for verification before meeting you outside. 

If returning to school that same day, students must check in at the Attendance office before going back to class, even if it is between classes.

If one of the options above is not followed, we cannot guarantee a speedy checkout, so please make sure you notify the attendance office prior to picking up your son/daughter to ensure you make your appointment or commitment on time.

Due to staff responsibilities at the end of the day, we are not able to honor unannounced early dismissals within 15 minutes of school dismissal.

For full details on Attendance Procedures, please visit the Attendance page on the Woodson website.

23. 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
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - 11:25am - 1:20pm (lunches)
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

Any other time you should try to make an appointment.

Thank you, W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

24. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTSO meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Library at Woodson HS. 

Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. Here are some quick links to get you started:

Join our PTSO
Make a Donation
Sign up for one of our Volunteer Opportunities
Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor
Find WT Woodson on FacebookInstagram  and Twitter
Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school!

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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  1. SCHEDULE REMINDERS
  2. PTSO NEWS
  3. WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
  4. FUNDRAISERS
  5. CAV SPORTS
  6. RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
  7. FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
SCHEDULE REMINDERS

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, April 12th, 6:00 PM - Virtual PTSO Meeting -  Click to join meeting

Friday, April 15th - Key Club Blood Drive - Details under Woodson News & Events

 

NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, April 19th, Thursday, April 21st, Friday, April 22nd - Woodson Art Walk - Details under Woodson News & Events

Wednesday, April 20th - Purple Up! Day for military families

Friday, April 22nd - Deadline to request late AP testing due to Eid Observance - Details under FCPS News & Events

 

LOOKING AHEAD IN APRIL

Saturday, April 30th - Woodson 5K - Details under Woodson News & Events

Saturday, April 30th - FanQuest rescheduled - Details under Woodson News & Events

PTSO NEWS   PTSO Board Needs You!

The following PTSO Board Officer positions are open for the 2022-23 school year:

President - Presides over meetings of the board, coordinates work of all PTSO members to ensure duties are being carried out, serves as liaison between PTSO and Administration/Staff, other duties as needed

1st Vice President for Membership - Responsible for increasing PTSO membership, presides over board meetings in absence of the President, other duties as needed 

Secretary - Responsible for recording minutes and compiling updates from the monthly PTSO board meetings; distributes  minutes to board members, other duties as needed

All PTSO officers are required to attend the monthly PTSO meetings. They are term-limited positions unless there is an absence of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to serve in any of these critical roles, or have questions, please contact [email protected]

Seeking Volunteers for PTSO Board Nominating Committee

The PTSO is seeking volunteers to staff the Nominating Committee for future Board Members.  Please contact [email protected] if interested.

PTSO AmazonSmile LINK

Make your Amazon purchases go a little further. Sign up for AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to WTW PTSO. Signing up is quick and easy. Every little bit helps! Click here to sign up

Visit the PTSO Homepage for news, links, events calendar and more!

WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS CAV Cruise Volunteers Needed

FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR, AND SENIOR PARENTS!  WE NEED YOUR HELP!  The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee is planning a fun-filled celebration for the Graduates of the Class of 2022 on Tuesday, May 31st, and YOU ARE INVITED TO THE PARTY!   

Senior Parents, come see the best event of the year for your graduate. Underclassman parents, we need you too!  Over 200 volunteers are needed to make this event a success.  

Sign up to volunteer using this link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aafaf2ca20-woodson3

Additional Cav Cruise Information - 

 

Do You Have a Tandem Bike We Can Borrow?

Do you have a tandem bike we can borrow??? Woodson Leadership is hosting a Spring Pep Rally this week and they would love to borrow 4 tandem bikes for the event.

Please contact Lynn Schmauder [email protected] or Dan Schaefer [email protected] you have a bike we can borrow.

Thank you!

Woodson Choral Boosters

Next Booster Meeting is this Wednesday, April 13th at 7:30PM in the Chorus Room

Spring Blood Drive

Woodson's Key Club Spring blood drive is this Friday, April 15th in Cav Hall.

Parents, students, teachers, and everyone in the Woodson community is welcome to donate.  For more information and to sign up, please contact Marie Phu at [email protected]

Students are required to be at least 16 years of age and to weigh at least 110lbs. All students are also required to have a parental consent form signed. Inova needs 250 units a day, just for regular needs in this area, so we are hoping to supply a large amount of those units! The Attendance Office will be monitoring student attendance.

The Art Walk - Back by Popular Demand

Tuesday, April 19th –Pyramid Reception (K-12) from 6-8pm + Food Trucks!

Thursday, April 21st – Senior Art Show (open to odd classes) Senior Reception from 6-8pm + Food Trucks!

Friday, April 22nd – Senior Art Show (open to even classes)

Woodson 5K

Register now for the 12th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, April 30th at 8:30am at Woodson HS.  All proceeds benefit The Trevor Project, which is the leading advocate for LGBTQ youth mental health in the United States.

Members of the Woodson Community can register for $25 through on-line or mail-in registration forms before this Friday, April 15. The price increases to $35 after April 15. 

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

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

If you want to mail the registration form directly to Woodson, use the form located on Schoology.

Register on-line –  https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fairfax/WTWoodson5k

Register on MySchoolbucks – Woodson Student Registration

Questions?  [email protected]

FanQuest Rescheduled for April 30th!

FanQuest has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 30th at Woodson HS.  Come out and watch Woodson’s Special Olympics Unified Basketball team play Robinson Secondary School! 

Unified is a model of Special Olympics where student athletes with disabilities and their same-aged peers play alongside one another on one unified team. This differs from Special Olympics because that model only has athletes with disabilities. With the support from our Woodson Buddies and Partnership class, Woodson HS has a strong Unified team and we participate in Soccer, Basketball and Track and Field. FanQuest is the culminating event for both Special Olympics and Unified Basketball.

Congrats to the Robotics Club!

The Woodson Robotics club has made it to Nationals in Houston, TX! The club was a recipient of a PTSO Grant to aid them in their endeavors. Thanks to everyone that supports the PTSO through memberships and donations and makes these opportunities possible for our talented students!

Woodson Students Earn Awards at Regional Science & Engineering Fair 

Congratulations to the following Woodson students who earned awards at the 2022 Regional Science & Engineering Fair.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER moving on to ISEF: 

Microbiology: Nicole Lee and Brianna Nguyen (The Effect of Different Types of Masks on the Amount of Bacteria Spread)

GRAND PRIZE NOMINEE moving on to VSSEF:

Physics and Astronomy: Rebecca Meng and Evelyn Nelson-Pennebaker (Determining Distance and Direction of a Sound Source through Binaural Interaural Time Difference and Interaural Pressure Difference Analysis)

FIRST PLACE and moving on to VSSEF: 

Energy, Sustainable Materials and Design: Yilin Tan and Kimberly Austin (The Cheapest Feast for Yeast: The Effect of Starch Reactants on the Cost-Effectiveness of Ethanol Production)

Materials Science: Jibran Hutchins, Isaac Lima, Preston Schmittou (The Effect of Foam Type on Sound Absorption)

ALL FIRST PLACE prizes: 

Earth and Environmental Science: Alyssa Mastro (The Effect of the Thickness of Mud on the Voltage of a Microbial Fuel Cell)

Energy, Sustainable Materials and Design: Yilin Tan and Kimberly Austin (The Cheapest Feast for Yeast: The Effect of Starch Reactants on the Cost-Effectiveness of Ethanol Production)

Engineering Technology, Statistics and Dynamics: Finn Burke, Ashia Omair, and Zosia Ridley (EDPAR (3d Printed Autonomous Rover))

Materials Science: Jibran Hutchins, Isaac Lima, and Preston Schmittou (The Effect of Foam Type on Sound Absorption)

Materials Science: Liana Kim (Long-Lasting Acrylic Paint: Effect of Glycerin Retarder Variations on the Duration of Acrylic Paint)

Microbiology: Annette Paik (Antibacterial Activity of Plant Extracts against E. coli K-12)

Microbiology: Nicole Lee and Brianna Nguyen (The Effect of Different Types of Masks on the Amount of Bacteria Spread)

Physics and Astronomy: Rebecca Meng and Evelyn Nelson-Pennebaker (Determining Distance and Direction of a Sound Source through Binaural Interaural Time Difference and Interaural Pressure Difference Analysis)

SECOND PLACE: 

Behavioral and Translational Medical Sciences: Finlay Monette (The Effect of Stimuli on Temporal Estimation Accuracy)

Cellular, Molecular, and Computational Biology: Leo Lee, Aaron Li, and Hailey Pan (Improving Disease Treatment through a Novel Deep Learning Model for Drug Synergism Prediction)

Engineering Technology: Statics and Dynamics: Anna Strafford (The Effect of Gear Ratios on the Speed of a Machine)

THIRD PLACE:

Biomedical and Health Sciences and Engineering: Samuel Park, Hanxi Zheng, and Joshua Park (Deep Learning Depression Diagnosis Through Facial Expression and Speech Content Analysis)

Energy, Sustainable Materials and Design: Joseph Tso (The Effect of Fairing Length on the Aerodynamic Drag a Truck Experiences)

Materials Science: Natalie Borders and Cassie Liu (The Effect of Different Materials on the Strength of Wi-Fi Signals)

Materials Science: Katherine Hutchinson, Mia Kim, and Lilie Puck-Karam (The Continuation of the Effects of Different Biodegradable Materials on the Manufacturing of Menstrual Products)

Microbiology: Valerie Gutierrez (Natural Antibiotics Against Bacterial Growth)

Plant Sciences: Elizabeth Doan (The Effect of Different Salt Concentrations with the Presence of Mycorrhizal Fungi on Plant Growth)

HONORABLE MENTION:

Materials Science: Cara King (The Cost Per Month of Having a Uterus)

Physics and Astronomy: Caelan Hagopian and Julia Victor (Altering the chromatics of a simulated road surface: Seeking a way to mitigate polarized light pollution)

Physics and Astronomy: Emily Elassal and Maria Mankarious (Discovering Aerodynamics through Paper Airplanes)

Fall 2022 Color Guard Tryout Information

The Marching Cavaliers will be holding tryouts for the fall 2022 marching season color guard. Not sure what color guard is? Well the color guard is open to any student grades 9-12 and is an auxiliary unit in the marching band that adds color, pageantry and general effect to the show. All members are held to the same standards and expectations as the band students and are considered a part of the band. Check out our website for more details HERE

Tryout dates are April 26th & 28th and May 2nd & 4th. All tryouts will be held in the Aux Gym from 4pm-6pm.

Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical

Tickets are now on sale for The SpongeBob Musical. The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total destruction of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series, and features original songs by members of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, T.I., and many others! Tickets can be purchased here.

SENIOR CLASS NEWS!

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

NEW INFO - The Senior Panoramic Photo will take place on Monday, March 28th. Order form

FUNDRAISERS Choral Boosters Restaurant Night

TONIGHT! Tuesday, April 12th from 5-9pm. Chipotle, 9506 Main Street, Fairfax location.

Senior Class of 2022 Legacy Bricks

Senior Parents, Time to Order your Legacy Brick is running out!! Don’t miss your chance to buy a Brick and create a Lasting Legacy for your Student in the school’s main entrance courtyard!

Individual bricks cost: $100.  They make great graduation presents for Seniors, or as a legacy for all the members of your family! You can order online HERE, or you can mail the brick order form (LINK HERE) to the school with a check. 

All orders are due no later than April 26, 2022.  Plan accordingly! 

If you have questions, or for more info contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected].

All orders are due no later than Tuesday, April 26th!

Senior Yard Signs - Get one before they are gone!

 

Inventory is dwindling - fewer than 20 signs left.

Reach out to [email protected] to reserve yours or order online here.

Graduation Seat Raffle 

Click here to enter the raffle for one of 10 sets of 8 premium seats for the graduation ceremony! Deadline to enter is May 15th.

Graduation is Tuesday, May 31st at 2 p.m. at EagleBank Arena.

Order the 2022 WTW Yearbook!

CONGRATULATIONS to the CAVALIER yearbook staff for submitting their final deadline & completing the 2022 yearbook!

Order your W. T. WOODSON HIGH SCHOOL yearbook today!

Click here ---> https://t.co/xdHsRIOywK

School code: 5278

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT available to students - all proceeds benefit PTSO

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.

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours here!

Garden Flag (dimensions - 12"x17") - $15

Personalize it for $5 more - add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year!

(Some examples: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2021; Woodson Class of 2022)

For more information, contact Liz Brocato at [email protected]

Student Driver Magnets Available With Convenient Home Delivery!

Student Driver Car Magnets are available through PTSO! Magnets are $8.00 each or buy a batch of 3 for multiple cars for $20.00. You can order online from the PTBoard website HERE.  Once orders are received, magnets will be delivered to your door contact free! If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

WTW CAVS SPORTS UPDATES

Check out all of these opportunities to enjoy the spring weather and cheer on our teams! Follow @Woodsonathletic on Twitter for current athletic updates and schedules.

Varsity Baseball

Woodson’s Varsity Baseball team played a trio of games over spring break.  Three games in as many days challenged the team to go deeper in its pitching rotation and use the bench more than usual.  

On Monday, the Cavaliers faced off against a tough McLean team.  The Highlanders started RHP Griffin Steig, a highly touted prospect whose 93 mph fastball drew multiple college and pro scouts to the game.  Steig overwhelmed Woodson’s hitters the first time through the lineup, setting down the first nine in order.  Colin Jones got the offense going when he squared to bunt, then slashed a single through the infield as the fielders rotated to cover the bunt.  Colton Lennen was hit by a pitch, then both runners advanced on a passed ball and again on a dropped third strike.  Brady Lencz then drove in Lennen with a single up the middle.  Those same three combined for another run in the 6th, when Jones walked, Lennen singled, and Lencz got his second hit of the day.  Unfortunately, the Highlanders offense was more explosive, with two home runs and four doubles to power McLean to a 6-3 victory.

Woodson hosted Edison on a rainy Tuesday afternoon, but the weather couldn’t dampen Woodson’s spirits or its bats.  Four Cavaliers notched muli-hit games, led by Brady Lencz’s double and two singles.  Ryan Ramirez pitched well, yielding no earned runs, while striking out five.  Edison rallied late, pulling within 3 runs before reliever Scott Durbin slammed the door by getting the last two batters to pop up to the right side to seal Woodson’s 10-7 victory. 

Woodson completed its spring break competition with a game against Marshall.  Woodson jumped out to a big lead, posting four runs in the 2nd and 4th innings.  Six different Woodson hitters had base hits, including recent JV call-up Nate Moore who scored twice.  Dillon Brody drove in three on two hits.  Connor Krahulec dominated the Statesmen over the first four frames, before footing issues on the slick turf mound opened the door for a Marshall rally in the 5th.  Fortunately, reliever David Joslyn ended the threat and Ben Smallwood closed out the game for another 10-7 win.

WTW Dance Team Clinic and Tryouts

Join Head Coach, Krissy Schnebel, and the graduating Seniors to prepare for tryouts and learn more about the Pnettes - WTW’s nationally ranked dance team. Classes will focus on Jazz, Pom and Hip Hop choreography, turns/leaps, technique, tricks, and is open to all current 7th-11th graders.

Fill out the Google form in the Link Tree in the WTWdanceteam Instagram bio to express your interest and get more details. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Spring Sale on Athletic Booster Passes

The Woodson Athletic Boosters are having a Spring Sale on Booster Passes

To purchase your Spring Sale pass and to see the Spring game schedules, visit the Woodson Sports website

Woodson Sports Physical Night - 

Save The Date for Woodson Sports Physical Night Wednesday, June 8th. Appointment and registration information is coming soon.

Fall 2022 Sports Tryout Dates

Mark your calendars for Fall 2022 sports tryout dates.  Golf tryouts begin on  Thursday, July 28th and all other fall sports (football, cheer, field hockey, cross-country, volleyball) will take place on Monday, August 1st.

RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder (padlets are also linked there). Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology.

 

Workshop/

Registration Information

Event Description

Tuesday, April 12 4pm

Paying for College

Register here:

https://bit.ly/3KeCDh7

Helpful information for preparing to pay for college on college costs, financial aid, FAFSA, VA’s new VASA for non-US citizens, and CSS Profile.

Tuesday, April 12 5pm

Winning Scholarships

Register here:

https://bit.ly/37ohvGD

Useful insight into effective scholarship searching and how to produce strong scholarship applications that increase chances of winning.

Wednesday, April 13 5pm

Virtual College Tours:

University of Virginia

Virginia State University

University of Richmond

Register here:

https://bit.ly/3r9EKv9

Screening of virtual tours of various colleges and universities to provide insight into campus and student life at schools of interest to VA students.

Thursday, April 14 at 4pm

Choosing the Right College

Register here:

https://bit.ly/3r9g4mi

Effective strategies for determining a right college type and setting based on academic, social and financial fit.

Thursday, April 14 at 5pm

CTE Opportunities

Register here:

https://bit.ly/38p0Va2

In-depth look into Career and Technical Education as a viable option for in-demand careers in Virginia.

  • Coalition for College, the folks that power the Coalition App, are hosting a virtual college fair on April 12 and April 14 from 6-10pm EST! Check out their website for more information: April 2022 Virtual College Fair | Coalition for College (coalitionforcollegeaccess.org)
  • The Latinx Leadership Academy @JMU (LLA) will take place June 23-25,2022 on the campus of James Madison University and is for current high school freshmen and sophomores. Learn about your leadership strengths and potential. Apply here!
  • The Hispanic College Institute @Virginia Tech (HCI) is for current sophomores and juniors. This three night-four day institute will take place July 21- July 24, 2022 and will prepare you with the tools students need for college readiness. Apply here!

Questions? Please email at [email protected]

College Admission Information

College and career coach Eleanor Jones recently hosted a free webinar via the PTSO on the topic of college admission. It was an informative and insightful presentation followed by a Q&A session. Eleanor was kind enough to share her talking points and links to key resources in the link below.. 

Approach, Fit & Partnership (must be Woodson PTSO Facebook page member to view) 

Eleanor can be reached at [email protected]; www.rigbyadvisoryllc.com

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]

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
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - 11:25am - 1:20pm (lunches)
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

Any other time you should try to make an appointment.

QUICK LINKS to useful information and resources - 

Universal Masking Changes as of March 1Health and Safety & Covid Guidance / FCPS Covid-19 Case Dashboard 

View a list of current bus delays 

Woodson Frequently Asked Questions.

Woodson Events Calendar 

Woodson Athletics Calendar 

2021-22 School Year Calendar 

2021-2022 Odd/Even (A/B) Calendar - Printable

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Orthodox Good Friday, and Diwali will be student holidays next school year.

Get Your Child's Online Activity Report - FREE 

Resources for Mental Health, Wellness & Support Groups (must be a PTSO member to login)

Join PTSO / Make a Donation to PTSO / PTSO Volunteer Opportunities

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS Free Online Tutoring Services for All FCPS Students Coming in April

Online tutoring from @TutorDotCom is coming to FCPS! Watch this new video to see our website for information & answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

More info: https://t.co/GVi2K13VkI

FAQ: https://t.co/4nxCheARjK https://t.co/8RGsbdOV2L https://twitter.com/WTWoodsonHS/status/1512206731350360067

AP Exam Change

Change in Observance Day

At the time the FCPS calendar was developed, local Eid observances were expected to occur on May 3rd, but because local Eid observances shifted to May 2nd, the FCPS Employee Newsletter on February 8th announced a change in the Religious and Cultural Observance day in FCPS for Eid-al-Fitr from May 3rd to May 2nd, 2022.

Altered AP Exam Schedule

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th. 

Requesting a late AP Exam due to May 2nd Eid Observance

Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) due to the Eid religious observance need to contact Ms. Guinee at [email protected] by April 22. to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule. The dates and times for the May 2nd late testing are listed in the table below. 

May 2nd AP Exam 

Late Exam Date

Start time

Chemistry

May 18th

8:00 am

Spanish Literature

May 18th

12:00 pm

Japanese Language

May 19th

12:00 pm

US Government 

May 20th 

12:00 pm

 

Northern Virginia Community College Offering Free Classes for Graduating Seniors

Qualified seniors graduating this spring who are considering attending Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) may take one 3-credit course and NOVA’s 1-credit College Success Skills course, SDV 100 (at no cost) as part of the JumpStart2NOVA program. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the Internet.

The application is open now and will close at 5 p.m. on April 29. All students will be required to upload a high school transcript and any qualifying test scores if they do not have a 3.0 grade point average. Courses begin May 31 and end August 8. 

More information about JumpStart2NOVA, including course offerings, materials, and details on how to apply, is available online.

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)

2021-22 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / [email protected]

Sara Mastro / Vice President - Membership / [email protected]

Vacant / Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / [email protected]

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / [email protected]

Jill Battaglia / Communications Director /[email protected]

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTW[email protected]

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Woodson Weekly - April 1st

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Woodson Weekly -
April 1st

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 diligently tried to stack M&Ms in an activity yesterday.  She got 4! The world record is 6.

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, April 4th - Friday, April 8th - Spring Break Holidays - School Office Closed

Sunday, April 10th 12-3pm - Spring Cleaning at Lake Accotink Marina with Woodson Drama and Environmental Club (see story #3)

Friday, April 15th - Religious and Cultural Observance Good Friday

Friday, April 15th - Spring Blood Drive (see story #5)

Wednesday, April 20th - Purple Up! Day for military families

Friday, April 22nd - Religious and Cultural Observance Orthodox Good Friday

Saturday, April 30th - Woodson 5K

Saturday, April 30th - FanQuest rescheduled

Class of 2022's Panoramic Photo

NEW News In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Spring Break School Office Hours
3. Spring Cleaning at Lake Accotink Marina
4. Northern Virginia Community College Offering Free Classes for Graduating Seniors
5. Spring Blood Drive on Friday, April 15th
6. Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical
7. Regional Science & Engineering Fair Awards
8. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
9. Woodson 5K in April
10. Spring Sale on Athletic Booster Passes
11. FanQuest Rescheduled
12. Free Prom Dresses and Suits
13. Woodson Sports Physical Night
14. Fall 2022 Sports Tryout Dates
15. SENIOR CLASS NEWS!
16. FCPS Family Engagement Survey
17. Order the 2022 Yearbook!
18. FCPS Special Education Conference on March 26th
19. How do I check my student out from school? 
20. Laptop Tech Support Hours
21. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Hello Woodson Families!

Happy Spring Break. 

I hope everyone has time to rest and recharge over the next week.  We will see you all back here on Monday, April 11th for the beginning of the 4th quarter. 

Please know that our school office will be closed from Monday-Friday, April 4th-8th. If there is an urgent situation where you need to contact a school administrator, please contact me at [email protected] or Director of Student Services, Josh Peters at [email protected]

Summer break will be here all too fast, so let’s make the most of the time we have together – especially with our seniors!

Dr. Floyd
Principal

2. Spring Break Office Hours

The Woodson school offices will be closed from Monday, April 4th through Friday, April 8th.

Offices will re-open on Monday, April 11th at 7:30 a.m.

If there is an urgent situation where you need to contact a school administrator, please contact Dr. Floyd at [email protected] or Director of Student Services, Josh Peters at [email protected]

3. Spring Cleaning at Lake Accotink Marina

WTW Drama, the SpongeBob Musical Cast, and the Woodson Environmental Club are partnering for a park clean up at Lake Accotink Marina. 

The SpongeBob Musical has key themes connected to environmentalism, because of this, we have decided to partner with the Woodson Environmental Club and host a community clean-up day. In the spirit of “reduce, reuse, recycle” any items that are picked up and suitable for the show, will be repurposed for set dressing for the Spring Musical. This is open to anyone in the Woodson Community!  

The key info is as follows:
What: Park Clean up
Where: Lake Accotink: - 7500 Accotink Park Rd, Springfield, VA 22150
When: Sunday, April 10th - 12pm-3pm

4. Northern Virginia Community College Offering Free Classes for Graduating Seniors

Qualified seniors graduating this spring who are considering coming to Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) after high school may take one 3-credit course and NOVA’s 1-credit College Success Skills course, SDV 100, at no tuition, as part of the JumpStart2NOVA program. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the Internet.

The application is now open and will close at 5 p.m. on April 29. All students will be required to upload a high school transcript and any qualifying test scores if they do not have a 3.0 grade point average. Courses begin May 31 and end August 8. 

More information about JumpStart2NOVA, including course offerings, materials, and details on how to apply, is available online.

Congratulations to Woodson's Deaf Academic Bowl students. They qualified for nationals this week. They will play in May at Gallaudet University May 20-22. 

5. Spring Blood Drive

Woodson's Key Club Spring blood drive is on Friday, April 15th in Cav Hall.

Parents, students, teachers, and everyone in the Woodson community is welcome to donate.  For more information and to sign up, please contact Marie Phu at [email protected]

Students are required to be at least 16 years of age and weigh at least 110lbs. All students are also required to have a parental consent form signed. Inova needs 250 units a day, just for regular needs in this area, so we are hoping to supply a large amount of those units! The Attendance Office will be monitoring student attendance.

6. Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical

Tickets are now on sale for The SpongeBob Musical this fun, fast paced musical. The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total destruction of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created and has features original songs by members of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, T.I., and many others! Tickets can be purchased here

7. Regional Science & Engineering Fair Awards

Congratulations to the following Woodson students who earned awards at the 2022 Regional Science & Engineering Fair.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER moving on to ISEF: 

Microbiology: Nicole Lee and Brianna Nguyen (The Effect of Different Types of Masks on the Amount of Bacteria Spread)

GRAND PRIZE NOMINEE moving on to VSSEF:

Physics and Astronomy: Rebecca Meng and Evelyn Nelson-Pennebaker (Determining Distance and Direction of a Sound Source through Binaural Interaural Time Difference and Interaural Pressure Difference Analysis)

FIRST PLACE and moving on to VSSEF: 

Energy, Sustainable Materials and Design: Yilin Tan and Kimberly Austin (The Cheapest Feast for Yeast: The Effect of Starch Reactants on the Cost-Effectiveness of Ethanol Production)

Materials Science: Jibran Hutchins, Isaac Lima, Preston Schmittou (The Effect of Foam Type on Sound Absorption)

ALL FIRST PLACE prizes: 

Earth and Environmental Science: Alyssa Mastro (The Effect of the Thickness of Mud on the Voltage of a Microbial Fuel Cell)

Energy, Sustainable Materials and Design: Yilin Tan and Kimberly Austin (The Cheapest Feast for Yeast: The Effect of Starch Reactants on the Cost-Effectiveness of Ethanol Production)

Engineering Technology, Statistics and Dynamics: Finn Burke, Ashia Omair, and Zosia Ridley (EDPAR (3d Printed Autonomous Rover))

Materials Science: Jibran Hutchins, Isaac Lima, and Preston Schmittou (The Effect of Foam Type on Sound Absorption)

Materials Science: Liana Kim (Long-Lasting Acrylic Paint: Effect of Glycerin Retarder Variations on the Duration of Acrylic Paint)

Microbiology: Annette Paik (Antibacterial Activity of Plant Extracts against E. coli K-12)

Microbiology: Nicole Lee and Brianna Nguyen (The Effect of Different Types of Masks on the Amount of Bacteria Spread)

Physics and Astronomy: Rebecca Meng and Evelyn Nelson-Pennebaker (Determining Distance and Direction of a Sound Source through Binaural Interaural Time Difference and Interaural Pressure Difference Analysis)

SECOND PLACE: 

Behavioral and Translational Medical Sciences: Finlay Monette (The Effect of Stimuli on Temporal Estimation Accuracy)

Cellular, Molecular, and Computational Biology: Leo Lee, Aaron Li, and Hailey Pan (Improving Disease Treatment through a Novel Deep Learning Model for Drug Synergism Prediction)

Engineering Technology: Statics and Dynamics: Anna Strafford (The Effect of Gear Ratios on the Speed of a Machine)

THIRD PLACE:

Biomedical and Health Sciences and Engineering: Samuel Park, Hanxi Zheng, and Joshua Park (Deep Learning Depression Diagnosis Through Facial Expression and Speech Content Analysis)

Energy, Sustainable Materials and Design: Joseph Tso (The Effect of Fairing Length on the Aerodynamic Drag a Truck Experiences)

Materials Science: Natalie Borders and Cassie Liu (The Effect of Different Materials on the Strength of Wi-Fi Signals)

Materials Science: Katherine Hutchinson, Mia Kim, and Lilie Puck-Karam (The Continuation of the Effects of Different Biodegradable Materials on the Manufacturing of Menstrual Products)

Microbiology: Valerie Gutierrez (Natural Antibiotics Against Bacterial Growth)

Plant Sciences: Elizabeth Doan (The Effect of Different Salt Concentrations with the Presence of Mycorrhizal Fungi on Plant Growth)

HONORABLE MENTION:

Materials Science: Cara King (The Cost Per Month of Having a Uterus)

Physics and Astronomy: Caelan Hagopian and Julia Victor (Altering the chromatics of a simulated road surface: Seeking a way to mitigate polarized light pollution)

Physics and Astronomy: Emily Elassal and Maria Mankarious (Discovering Aerodynamics through Paper Airplanes)

Students from Mr. Wright’s AP World History class researched 20th century dictators and had them apply for a job, with each class electing a “class dictator” from all the applicants.

8. College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder (padlets are also linked there). Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology. Have a wonderful Spring Break!

  • Spring College Fair at GMU on April 7, 6:60 – 8:30 pm at the Eagle Bank Arena. More than 150 colleges/universities will be visiting. For more info, please visit here. Great local opportunity for Rising Juniors & Seniors to plan and prepare for college. 
  • Are you interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies? Virtual Academy Day 2022 with Senator Warner is on April 23, 10 am – 12:30 pm. This event will give a comprehensive overview of the U.S. Services Academies and their admission processes. For more information, please visit here.

Questions? Please email at [email protected].

PAST News - but still important 9. Woodson 5K

It’s time to register for the 12th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, April 30th at 8:30am at Woodson HS.  All proceeds benefit The Trevor Project, which is the leading advocate for LGBTQ youth mental health in the United States.

Members of the Woodson Community can register for $25 through on-line or mail-in registration forms before April 15th. The price increases to $35 after April 15. 

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

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

If you want to mail the registration form directly to Woodson, use the form located on Schoology.

Register on-line –  https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fairfax/WTWoodson5k

Register on MySchoolbucks – Woodson Student Registration

Questions?  [email protected]

10. Spring Sale on Athletic Booster Passes

The Woodson Athletic Boosters are having a Spring Sale on Booster Passes

To purchase your Spring Sale pass and to see the Spring game schedules, visit the Woodson Sports website

11. FanQuest Rescheduled!

FanQuest has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 30th at Woodson HS.  Come out and watch Woodson’s Special Olympics Unified Basketball team play Robinson Secondary School! 

Unified is a model of Special Olympics where student athletes with disabilities and their same-aged peers play alongside one another on one unified team. This differs from Special Olympics because that model only has athletes with disabilities. With the support from our Woodson Buddies and Partnership class, Woodson HS has a strong Unified team and we participate in Soccer, Basketball and Track and Field. FanQuest is the culminating event for both Special Olympics and Unified Basketball.

12. Free Prom Dresses and Suits

Does your teen need a dress or suit for Prom? Do you know someone that might need one?  Prom is coming up on Saturday, May 7th at Westwood Country Club in Vienna.

There are dresses, suits, shoes, clutches and accessories available.

Please send your teen to Mrs. Sussy Tomer’s office, A139, [email protected].  She is at Woodson Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

13. Woodson Sports Physical Night

Save The Date Woodson Sports Physical Night Wednesday, June 8th. Appointment and registration information is coming soon.

14. Fall 2022 Sports Tryout Dates

Mark your calendars for Fall 2022 sports tryout dates.  Golf tryouts begin on  Thursday, July 28th and all other fall sports (football, cheer, field hockey, cross-country, volleyball) will take place on Monday, August 1st.

15. SENIOR CLASS NEWS!

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

Cav Cruise

Have you heard about Woodson's Cav Cruise All Night Graduation Party, but don't understand what the buzz is all about? Click Here to See For Yourself! Cav Cruise is a drug-free, alcohol-free all night graduation party to celebrate our Seniors! 

Your ticket includes an all night grad party with casino games, hypnotist, swimming pool, music, food, and lots of prizes! Your senior won't want to miss the party of the year!  Early registration is very helpful to the Cav Cruise Planning Committee! Tickets are $80 each before March 31st and $100 after. Cav Cruise: May 31 - June 1: 11:00pm - 5:00am. Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

16. Family Engagement Survey

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey which is open through April 3. It will be available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, Chinese, Korean, Farsi, Urdu, and Vietnamese. All responses will be confidential.

With parent/caregiver input, the school division will be better suited to develop policies and practices that incorporate their ideas, and help focus everyone on their role in improving student achievement.

Parents will receive an email on Sunday, March 13th with an invitation and survey link from K12Insight, with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.

Survey results will be used to develop a plan to improve family and school partnerships throughout the division.

17. Order the 2022 Yearbook!

Let’s celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers in 2021-2022! To purchase a yearbook, go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278. You can create an ad, buy a yearbook, or submit photos all in one place!

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

18. FCPS Special Education Conference on March 26th - Registration Now Open

This year’s conference will be held virtually on Saturday, March 26th, with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference's theme: Bringing our Inclusive Community Together: Affirming, Assessing, Advancing. Welcoming ceremonies, guest speakers, FCPS presentations, and an exhibit hall are included. Registration for this free conference is now open online.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Lisa Cullins, A Conversation About Compassion Fatigue.
  • Marlo Keller, Exceptional Family Member Program Pathways: Navigating the Halls of a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) School Move.
  • Ann Dolin, Less Policing, More Parenting: How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills Without All the Arguments.
  • Dr. Lisa Bateman, Reducing the Stigma Around Mental Health Challenges and How to Support Children in Asking for Help. 

Visit the Special Education Conference webpage for more information and to register.

19. How do I check out my student from school?

Please let the Attendance Office know if you need your student to leave school early.  You can notify Attendance 3 different ways:

  • Submit the online attendance form and have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch. This form must be submitted at least 30 minutes before check-out time.
  • Student brings a note to the Attendance Office before 9:45am. The student will be issued a pink pass to leave class at the appointed time. The note must include the following - student name, date and time of when student is leaving, and reason for early check-out, student ID, parent signature and contact number. 
  • Call the attendance line, 703-503-4800 and select Option 3. After leaving a message, please have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch.

At the time of dismissal, your son/daughter will bring the pink check-out pass back to the Attendance Office for verification before meeting you outside. 

If returning to school that same day, students must check in at the Attendance office before going back to class, even if it is between classes.

If one of the options above is not followed, we cannot guarantee a speedy checkout, so please make sure you notify the attendance office prior to picking up your son/daughter to ensure you make your appointment or commitment on time.

Due to staff responsibilities at the end of the day, we are not able to honor unannounced early dismissals within 15 minutes of school dismissal.

For full details on Attendance Procedures, please visit the Attendance page on the Woodson website.

20. 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
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - 11:25am - 1:20pm (lunches)
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

Any other time you should try to make an appointment.

Thank you, W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

21. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTSO meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Library at Woodson HS. 

Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. Here are some quick links to get you started:

Join our PTSO
Make a Donation
Sign up for one of our Volunteer Opportunities
Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor
Find WT Woodson on FacebookInstagram  and Twitter
Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school!

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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WTW PTSO WeMail, March 29

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WeMail is distributed every Tuesday to update the Woodson community on PTSO news, school news, and upcoming events. 

  1. SCHEDULE REMINDERS
  2. PTSO NEWS
  3. WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
  4. FUNDRAISERS
  5. CAV SPORTS
  6. RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
  7. FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
SCHEDULE REMINDERS

THIS WEEK

Thursday, March 31st - Deadline for course requests for the 2022-2023 school year

Thursday, March 31st - Last day to buy discounted Cav Cruise tickets - Details under WTW News & Events

Thursday, March 31st - End of 3rd Quarter; 2 Hour Early Release

Friday, April 1st - Teacher Workday - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

 

LOOKING AHEAD IN APRIL

Monday, April 4th - Friday, April 8th - Spring Break Holiday

Tuesday, April 12th, 6:00 PM - Virtual PTSO Meeting -  Click to join meeting

Tuesday, April 19th, Thursday, April 21st, Friday, April 22nd - Woodson Art Walk - Details under Woodson News & Events

Saturday, April 30th - Woodson 5K - Details under Woodson News & Events

Saturday, April 30th - FanQuest rescheduled - Details under Woodson News & Events

PTSO NEWS   PTSO Spring Grants Update

The Spring grants have been issued. Many thanks to the PTSO Grant Program Coordinator Michelle Lucas for her diligent work in leading the grants process. She's leaving behind big shoes to fill in that role!

One of the grateful grant recipients is Woodson's FIRST Robotics Club. At their most recent competition (photo below), they won the Rookie All-Star Award and are now eligible to qualify for the District Championship. If they win the same award there, then they would qualify for the World Championship in Houston! The PTSO Grant they received will aid them in working toward this goal.

Call for Volunteers for PTSO Board Nominating Committee

The PTSO is seeking volunteers to staff the Nominating Committee for future Board Members.  Please contact [email protected] if interested.

Call for PTSO Officers

The positions of President, 1st Vice Presdent for Membership, and Secretary are open for next year as they are term-limited unless there is an absence of volunteers.  Please contact [email protected] if interested in applying for a PTSO position.

PTSO AmazonSmile LINK

Make your Amazon purchases go a little further. Sign up for AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to WTW PTSO. Signing up is quick and easy. Every little bit helps! Click here to sign up

Visit the PTSO Homepage for news, links, events calendar and more!

WOODSON News & Events Don’t miss the deadline - Thursday, March 31st!  Save $20 on your Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Tickets through March 31st. Buy today!

Tickets are $80 now, and $100 after March 31st.Your ticket includes an all night grad party with casino games, hypnotist, swimming pool, music, food, and lots of prizes! Don’t let your Senior miss the party of the year!  Early registration is very helpful to the Cav Cruise Planning Committee! 

Do You Have a Tandem Bike We Can Borrow?

Do you have a tandem bike we can borrow??? Woodson Leadership is hosting a Spring Pep Rally next week and they would love to borrow 4 tandem bikes for the event.

Please contact Lynn Schmauder [email protected] or Dan Schaefer [email protected] you have a bike we can borrow.

Thank you!

Woodson Students Win Grand Prize at Regional Science & Engineering Fair

Freshmen students Nicole and Brianna were Grand Prize winners at the Regional Science & Engineering Fair. 

Their project was Microbiology: The Effect of Different Types of Masks on the Amount of Bacteria Spread.

They will compete at the VA State Science & Engineering Fair next month and have already earned their spot at the International Science & Engineering Fair later this year.

DECA Awards

Woodson's Huyen Nguyen and Valerie Gutierrez placed as finalists in Principles of Hospitality and Tourism and Human Resource Management respectively at the Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference held in Virginia Beach March 2-6. They earned the right to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference April 23-26.

DECA is a career and technical student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs to be college and career ready.  In the Commonwealth of Virginia, DECA members are enrolled in a marketing education class at their high schools. More information is available online. More information about Virginia DECA is available online

The Art Walk - Back by Popular Demand

Tuesday, April 19th –Pyramid Reception (K-12) from 6-8pm + Food Trucks!

Thursday, April 21st – Senior Art Show (open to odd classes) Senior Reception from 6-8pm + Food Trucks!

Friday, April 22nd – Senior Art Show (open to even classes)

Woodson 5K

It’s time to register for the 12th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, April 30th at 8:30am at Woodson HS.  All proceeds benefit The Trevor Project, which is the leading advocate for LGBTQ youth mental health in the United States.

Members of the Woodson Community can register for $25 through on-line or mail-in registration forms before April 15. The price increases to $35 after April 15. 

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

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

If you want to mail the registration form directly to Woodson, use the form located on Schoology.

Register on-line –  https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fairfax/WTWoodson5k

Register on MySchoolbucks – Woodson Student Registration

Questions?  [email protected]

FanQuest Rescheduled for April 30th!

FanQuest has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 30th at Woodson HS.  Come out and watch Woodson’s Special Olympics Unified Basketball team play Robinson Secondary School! 

Unified is a model of Special Olympics where student athletes with disabilities and their same-aged peers play alongside one another on one unified team. This differs from Special Olympics because that model only has athletes with disabilities. With the support from our Woodson Buddies and Partnership class, Woodson HS has a strong Unified team and we participate in Soccer, Basketball and Track and Field. FanQuest is the culminating event for both Special Olympics and Unified Basketball.

SENIOR CLASS NEWS!

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

NEW INFO - The Senior Panoramic Photo will take place on Monday, March 28th. Order form

FUNDRAISERS Woodson Crew Restaurant Night

Eat Chipotle on Wednesday 3/30 between 5-9pm to support Woodson Crew. Please tell the cashier that you are supporting the fundraiser. 

Promo code for online pickup orders: QMBNG4M

9506 Main St #22B, Fairfax, VA 22031

Girls Lacrosse Restaurant Night

Join us at Mod Pizza on Thursday, April 14th to help raise money for the Woodson Girls Varsity and JV Lacrosse teams.

Come in person or order online through the MOD app or website and use the provided code: MODF5670 and MOD will donate 20% of your bill to support our girls lacrosse!

Mod Pizza at 11048 Lee Hwy in Fairfax. 

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT available to students - all proceeds benefit PTSO

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.

Senior Yard Signs - Get one before they are gone!

 

Inventory is dwindling - fewer than 20 signs left.

Reach out to [email protected] to reserve yours or order online here.

Senior Class of 2022 Legacy Bricks

Buy a Brick and create a Lasting Legacy for your Student in the school’s main entrance courtyard!

Individual bricks cost: $100.  They make great graduation presents for Seniors, or as a legacy for all the members of your family! You can order online HERE, or you can mail the brick order form (LINK HERE) to the school with a check. 

All orders are due no later than April 26, 2022.  Plan accordingly! 

If you have questions, or for more info contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]mail.com.

Graduation Seat Raffle 

Click here to enter the raffle for one of 10 sets of 8 premium seats for the graduation ceremony! Deadline to enter is May 15th.

Graduation is Tuesday, May 31st at 2 p.m. at EagleBank Arena.

Order the 2022 WTW Yearbook!

Let’s celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers in 2021-2022! Go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278. You can buy a yearbook, create an ad or submit photos all in one place!

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours here!

Garden Flag (dimensions - 12"x17") - $15

Personalize it for $5 more - add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year!

(Some examples: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2021; Woodson Class of 2022)

For more information, contact Liz Brocato at [email protected]

Student Driver Magnets Available With Convenient Home Delivery!

Student Driver Car Magnets are available through PTSO! Magnets are $8.00 each or buy a batch of 3 for multiple cars for $20.00. You can order online from the PTBoard website HERE.  Once orders are received, magnets will be delivered to your door contact free! If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

WTW CAVS SPORTS UPDATES

Check out all of these opportunities to enjoy the spring weather and cheer on our teams! Follow @Woodsonathletic on Twitter for current athletic updates and schedules.

Varsity Baseball

WTW vs FHS - Woodson rolled over rival Fairfax 9-1 on Tuesday at Knupp Stadium, for their first Patriot District win.

Woodson starter Ben Smallwood gave up 1 run then escaped the first inning with a strikeout. He then breezed through the next four innings while allowing only one more hit. Lars Greenlee and David Joslyn followed with scoreless innings.  

Woodson got on the board in the third when Ethan Conklin walked, stole, then scored from second on a wild pitch. The next three hitters reached on a pair of walks sandwiched around a hit batter.  Brady Lencz drove in two runs with a double to give the Cavs the lead.

Smallwood helped his cause with a leadoff double in the bottom of the fourth.  Colin Jones had an RBI single, then stole second and scored when Colton Lennen singled to left field.  After an intentional walk to Brady Lencz, Connor Krahulec plated two more with a double to the fence in left-center.  

Woodson extended its lead in the fifth when Owen Clarke was summoned to run for Smallwood, and stole second and scored on a hit from ConklinConklin swiped second and scored from second on an infield hit.  Conklin’s two steals highlighted a total of seven by the Cavs.

WTW vs SCHS - Woodson’s pitching was dominant against South County, but the game was tight through the first five innings, as the Cavs repeatedly stranded runners.  

Woodson’s starting pitcher Brady Lencz was masterful, striking out eight Stallions over five innings, while allowing only a single unearned run on three hits.  Lars Greenlee closed out the win with two strong innings. 

Woodson’s offense had no trouble getting runners on base, but struggled to score over the first five innings. The Cavs clung to a 2-1 lead, having stranded 13 runners over five innings.

In the top of the sixth, Woodson’s hitters finally exploded for five runs.  Two walks were followed by RBI singles from Brandon Shelhorse and Dillon Brody.  After a hit batter, Colin Jones dropped in a bloop single to left for his third hit of the evening. A wild pitch and an RBI groundout pushed the lead to the final margin of 7-1.  

WTW vs AHS - Last Saturday, the Cavaliers squared off against Annandale in the final game of the Atomic Icebreaker. Despite a wintry mix during the game, Woodson stayed hot with a 10-1 victory for its third straight win.  

In the second inning, after walks to Jay Sorkin and Brandon Shelhorse, Dillon Brody put the Cavs on the board with an RBI single.  Brody then stole second, allowing Shelhorse to score on the throw.  Colin Jones lashed a triple into the left field corner to push the lead to 4-1.  Colton Lennen doubled to right on the next pitch, then scored on a single by Ben Smallwood.  

Woodson’s pitchers Connor Krahulec, David Josyln, Ryan Ramirez, and Ian Santamauro combined for a one-hitter and held Annandale to a single run.  

Coach McColley took advantage of an early lead, resting starters and giving reserves an opportunity to gain valuable experience. Several Cavaliers took advantage of their opportunities. A.J. Viccora was named tournament MVP.  Caleb Kuo played solid defense in his first start at 3B, making three fine plays on the hot corner.  Kuo also roped a double, walked, and scored two runs.  Owen Fisher had his first Varsity hit and scored. 

Varsity Softball

Last Monday Woodson defeated Oakton 11-1. The high-powered offense was led by a pair of 2-run homers from Senior Zoe Johnson and Junior Sarah BankerJohnson also added two singles. Sophomore Sedona Adams went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and 1 RBI. Sophomore Emma Fleming and Junior Elizabeth Schneider each also had a hit and drove in a run. Starting pitcher Claire Warden gave up 1 earned run over 5 innings striking out 3. Ceci Temple closed the game out with a clean 6th inning of pitching.

On Tuesday, the bats stayed hot once again compiling 11 hits in a 9-4 victory over Fairfax. Woodson’s bats were powered offensively by a pair of homers from Sarah Banker and Zoe Johnson -- Banker with a 2-run homer and Johnson with a solo shot. Emma Fleming went 3 for 3 with 3 singles and drove in 2 runs. Senior Jaiden Petrella had 2 singles and scored twice.

On Friday, Woodson faced 2021 State runner-up South County and nearly pulled off a dramatic comeback win after trailing 12-0 in the 3rd inning --eventually falling only by 2 runs, finishing 12-10. The 10-run rally began in the bottom of the 3rd with a 2-run single by Junior Elizabeth Schneider. In the 4th inning, Sophomore Claire Warden plated a run with an RBI double, followed by a line drive double to right field by Sarah Banker, which drove in 2 more runs. The score remained 12-5 until the bottom of the 6th when Woodson added 5 more runs. The rally was highlighted by clutch hits from Sarah Banker and Sedona Adams each plating a run. A couple of wild pitches by the South County pitcher, with runners on 3rd base brought in 3 more runs to close out the scoring. Pitcher Claire Warden came into the game in relief to pitch the final 6 1/3 innings, allowing 3 earned runs while striking out 6.  

Boys Varsity Tennis

Woodson boys remain undefeated after a 6-3 win against West Springfield last week. The team is away today (Tuesday) at Robinson. Match starts at 4:00.

Girls Lacrosse

Last Monday the Woodson Varsity Lady Cavaliers traveled to Langley High School to face the Saxons. The Cavs started out ahead and kept a close 1st half, but ensuing turnovers let the game slip away to the defending state champion Saxons. On Tuesday, the Woodson JV Lady Cavs traveled to Madison High School to face the Warhawks.  Both the JV and varsity squads had their home opener against the Oakton Cougars last Friday night.  The junior varsity Cavs defeated the Cougars 9-5.  Woodson had several goals called back in the varsity game. The Cougars kept it close and ended up edging out the Cavs by one goal.  The varsity had a short turnaround and went back into action on Saturday morning at Annandale High School.  Playing in the sun, rain, and snow, Woodson won all three of their games, beating South Lakes, Westfield, and Annandale.

WTW Dance Team Clinic and Tryouts

Join Head Coach, Krissy Schnebel, and the graduating Seniors to prepare for tryouts and learn more about the Pnettes - WTW’s nationally ranked dance team. Classes will focus on Jazz, Pom and Hip Hop choreography, turns/leaps, technique, tricks, and is open to all current 7th-11th graders.

Fill out the Google form in the Link Tree in the WTWdanceteam Instagram bio to express your interest and get more details. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Spring Sale on Athletic Booster Passes

The Woodson Athletic Boosters are having a Spring Sale on Booster Passes

To purchase your Spring Sale pass and to see the Spring game schedules, visit the Woodson Sports website

Woodson Sports Physical Night - 

Save The Date for Woodson Sports Physical Night Wednesday, June 8th. Appointment and registration information is coming soon.

Fall 2022 Sports Tryout Dates

Mark your calendars for Fall 2022 sports tryout dates.  Golf tryouts begin on  Thursday, July 28th and all other fall sports (football, cheer, field hockey, cross-country, volleyball) will take place on Monday, August 1st.

RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder (padlets are also linked there). Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at [email protected] if you need help with Schoology.

  • Senior Café in the Career Center on March 30, 7:30 – 8:00 am – a drop-in Q & A for Seniors and Rising Seniors.
  • Navy Recruiter Visit on March 30 (rescheduled from last week)– All Lunches in front of the Cafeterias.
  • Attention Class of 2022! Registration for Classes at NOVA opens on April 11th. Please join us for our last NOVA Enrollment Prep Session in the Career Center on March 30, 10:15 am – 11:15 am. Please go to Naviance to register or email [email protected]
  • Spring College Fair at GMU on April 7, 6:60 – 8:30 pm at the Eagle Bank Arena. More than 150 colleges/universities will be visiting. For more info, please visit here. Great local opportunity for Rising Juniors & Seniors to plan and prepare for college. 
  • Are you interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies? Virtual Academy Day 2022 with Senator Warner is on April 23, 10 am – 12:30 pm. This event will give a comprehensive overview of the U.S. Services Academies and their admission processes. For more information, please visit here.

Questions? Please email at [email protected]

College Admission Information

College and career coach Eleanor Jones recently hosted a free webinar via the PTSO on the topic of college admission. It was an informative and insightful presentation followed by a Q&A session. Eleanor was kind enough to share her talking points and links to key resources in the link below.. 

Approach, Fit & Partnership (must be Woodson PTSO Facebook page member to view) 

Eleanor can be reached at [email protected]; www.rigbyadvisoryllc.com

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]

Fairfax Public Access (FPA) Cable Channel Summer Programs

FPA offers students interested in television and radio production a great outlet to learn, experience, and create. Our summer camp programs include four options. A two-week television studio production, a two-week television field (documentary-style) production, a one-week radio production, and a one-week video editing (post-production) camp - with each camp's focus on the equipment and crew roles. Once properly trained, participants can earn production experience throughout the year by volunteering on the various public access shows created at FPA or even create a show of their own.

The TV 101 Studio Camp

The TV 101 Field Camp

FPA WRLD Teen Radio Production Camp

TV 101 Post-Production Video Editing Camp (Adobe Premiere)

Please visit summer camps for details, dates, cost, and registration.

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
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - 11:25am - 1:20pm (lunches)
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

Any other time you should try to make an appointment.

QUICK LINKS to useful information and resources - 

Universal Masking Changes as of March 1Health and Safety & Covid Guidance / FCPS Covid-19 Case Dashboard 

View a list of current bus delays 

Woodson Frequently Asked Questions.

Woodson Events Calendar 

Woodson Athletics Calendar 

2021-22 School Year Calendar 

2021-2022 Odd/Even (A/B) Calendar - Printable

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Orthodox Good Friday, and Diwali will be student holidays next school year.

Get Your Child's Online Activity Report - FREE 

Resources for Mental Health, Wellness & Support Groups (must be a PTSO member to login)

Join PTSO / Make a Donation to PTSO / PTSO Volunteer Opportunities

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS FCPS Family Engagement Survey - Survey closes April 3rd

The Family Engagement Survey is a great opportunity for you to let FCPS know how the schools can best serve your family. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. It can be taken from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.

If you have children in more than one school, you will be able to take the survey for additional schools at the completion of the survey.

All responses are confidential. Independent research firm K12 Insight is administering the survey and will compile the results. No one from FCPS will know if you participated or how you responded.

Click here to take the survey

Free Online Tutoring Services for All FCPS Students Coming in April

Opt-Out Information

Students will be able to access Tutor.com through a link in Schoology beginning in mid-April. Your student will automatically have access to the Tutor.com tutoring service unless you submit an opt-out request. If you do not want your student to have access to this online tutoring resource, complete the opt-out via ParentVUE by April 11, 2022.

Paper copies of the opt-out form were distributed to students during 3rd period today. Or you can use this form to opt-out by April 11, 2022 to request your student be opted-out of access to this online tutoring service. You may also opt your student out of Tutor.com tutoring service at a later date via ParentVUE or by submitting a request to your student’s school.

Tutor. Com Information

FCPS is excited to share a great opportunity that is available to all students! Your child now has unlimited access to 24/7, on-demand, online tutoring support services through Tutor.com. Students can connect online any time, any place, and in most subjects for however long they need. Tutoring may be on-demand and/or scheduled at a time convenient for the student and/or family.

Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format (voice and/or text chat). Tutors will focus on developing your student’s strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during or after school hours and/or weekends.

Tutoring Program Details

  • Student participation in online (voice and/or text chat) tutoring services is completely optional.
  • Students will use the same FCPS-sponsored platforms they are familiar with for online learning.
  • The tutors employed by Tutor.com do not work for Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • All tutors must pass a thorough background check conducted by Tutor.com and meet Federal and State requirements (aligned to FCPS practice).
  • FCPS school staff do not participate in the online tutoring sessions between a student and their tutor.
  • FCPS does not assume responsibility for supervision during tutoring sessions.
  • For the purposes of safety and security, every tutoring session is recorded, and transcripts are available (up to 6 months) for students, parents and FCPS staff to review if needed.

Visit the online tutoring services website for additional information and responses to frequently asked questions (FAQ).

AP Exam Change

Change in Observance Day

At the time the FCPS calendar was developed, local Eid observances were expected to occur on May 3rd, but because local Eid observances shifted to May 2nd, the FCPS Employee Newsletter on February 8th announced a change in the Religious and Cultural Observance day in FCPS for Eid-al-Fitr from May 3rd to May 2nd, 2022.

Altered AP Exam Schedule

After careful consideration, FCPS leadership decided to continue with the established AP exam schedule for May 2, 2022. May 3rd exams that were previously rescheduled for May 17th will remain on May 17th. 

Requesting a late AP Exam due to May 2nd Eid Observance

Students who are unable to attend May 2nd AP exams (Chemistry, Spanish Literature, Japanese Language, or US Government) due to the Eid religious observance need to contact Ms. Guinee at [email protected] by April 22. to request late testing. Late testing follows the College Board Late Testing Schedule. The dates and times for the May 2nd late testing are listed in the table below. 

May 2nd AP Exam 

Late Exam Date

Start time

Chemistry

May 18th

8:00 am

Spanish Literature

May 18th

12:00 pm

Japanese Language

May 19th

12:00 pm

US Government 

May 20th 

12:00 pm

 

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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