Woodson Weekly - April 9th

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The Woodson Pep Band performs at last night's final home football game.

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, April 19th - 12-2pm April Senior Social (see story below)

Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday

Friday, June 11th - Last Day of School, Early Release

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Spring SOL Testing
3. Grading Policy Changes for High School
4. Attendance Reminder
5. Senior Social, April Activity - Monday, April 19th, 12-2pm
6. Graduationfor the Class of 2021
7. All Virginia Chorus
8. Minority Education Student from VCU Observe Teachers at Woodson
9. Diverse Books
10. HS Students Invited to Virtual Career Exploration Fair
11. College & Career Center News

PAST News but still important 
12. FCPS Special Education Conference
13. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
14. Parent Technology Help Desk
15. Order the WTW 2021 Yearbook

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon Woodson families,

Welcome to the 4th Quarter of the school year!

I'm excited to announce that we have a confirmed graduation date for the Class of 2021. Graduation will take place on Wednesday, June 2nd at 9am in our own Pat Cunningham Stadium. (Inclement weather date is Thusday, June 3rd).  Also planned for Seniors is the April Social on Monday, April 19th from 12-2pm in the Senior Parking Lot.  We are still working out details for other Senior events like Prom, so stay tuned.

There have been a lot of recent communications sent this week and I want to highlight a few items.

1. Spring SOL Testing - the deadline to complete the SOL intention form is Friday, April 16th. An email was sent to parents on Thursday, April 8th with full details. 

2. Four Day In-Person Instruction - the deadline for families whose student(s) is(are) currently accessing in-person instruction two days a week to indicate their interest for four day in-person instruction is Tuesday, April 13th at 3pm. An email was sent to parents on Thursday, April 8th with full details.

3. Grading Policy Changes - FCPS has also adopted a series of secondary grading policy changes to help our students achieve a strong finish to the school year. Please see the article below for detailed information.

This week we wrapped up Fall Sports and on Monday, April 12th, Spring Sports will begin. Also, congratulations to our All Virginia chorus students!

Stay safe and stay connected,

Dr. Floyd

Celebrating Senior Night at Rifle.

2. Spring SOL Testing

In May students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End of Course (EOC) tests as federal and state education departments have decided to not cancel assessments this spring. Please see the email sent directly to parents yesterday, April 8th with details and a Google Form link that must be submitted by Friday, April 16th. 

Students who will be taking an SOL this spring must have their laptops checked to ensure they can appropriately access the SOL testing software.

For students that are attending school in person, teachers will help students facilitate a check of their laptops in classes leading up to the SOL testing dates to ensure they’re updated appropriately. For those that are not up to date tech support will be available during school hours to update laptops as needed.

Students who continue to learn virtually will have to come to school ahead of the SOL testing window in May to connect their laptops to the FCPS network, run the FCPS Health Check, and have their laptops updated if needed. To help facilitate this, we will have tech support available on Monday afternoons from 1:30-5:30 beginning on April 12th. No appointment is necessary, but students who are learning virtually must come by the school to check their laptop or else they will not be able to participate in SOL testing this spring.

Additional information pertaining to this will be coming soon as well.

3. Grading Policy Changes for High School

In response to family feedback and student check-in results, FCPS will be seeking to lessen the stress and anxiety posed for some students who have been challenged by the virtual learning environment during the past (and ongoing) pandemic year. FCPS is further adjusting its grading policy for SY2020-21 to ensure students are not penalized by the challenges brought by pandemic learning. 

Key options for high school students are:

  • Use of No Mark (NM) instead of F grades for all courses. 
    • In these cases, students would not have an F factored into their GPA.  However, they would still be required to retake the course if it was a graduation requirement.  The course could be taken over the summer, if offered, or the following school year.  
  • Final Exam flexibility that ensures an exam can only serve to improve a student’s grade for the year. 
    • Collaborative teacher teams will discuss if a final exam opportunity will be made available to students.  If a final exam is offered, it can only serve to improve a student’s final grade, not hinder it.  
    • Some teachers do culminating activities, this does not apply to those.
  • Allowing students/families to choose a mark of “P” (pass) instead of passing letter grades (C’s or D’s, for example) as their final mark in up to two courses.
    • We are currently awaiting updated guidance around this option and will share with the community as soon as it is available.  We want to be sure to provide the best guidance possible around how the “P” will be viewed by college and university admissions so families can make the most informed decision around the use of this option.  
    • We will hold a parent / student information session once we have more information to share.   
4. Attendance Reminders

If your in-person student will be attending classes virtually, please call the Attendance Office at 703-503-4800 to report that your student will be attending virtually rather than in person. 

Teachers are not able to update attendance to reflect that change and calls will go out to parents if students are not present in the building.

5. Senior Social - April Activity

Each month through the end of the school year, Woodson is planning in-person opportunities to celebrate the Class of 2021. 

Our third Senior Social will take place on Monday, April 19th from 12-2pm (weather reschedule date: Monday, April 26th at 12 pm) in the Senior Parking Lot. This month’s theme is “Spring Egg Hunt”

These monthly events will take place outside, socially distanced following all CDC guidelines including the mandate to wear a mask during the entire event. If a student experiences any COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of the event, please stay home.

Students can drive or walk to the event. We will have chairs set up 6 feet apart so that students can visit with each other, listen to music, and enjoy some treats. Students will want to dress for the weather and/or bring blankets.

We are asking for parents to provide individually packaged store-purchased treats for this event. Please use this SignUpGenius to let us know you are planning to drop off treats. 

Treat ideas - Individually packaged store-purchased Granola bars, Rice Crispy Treats, candy, candy bars, potato chips, popcorn, Hohos, cookies/crackers, etc.

Please drop off at the school office between 8am-3pm Monday, April 12th  through Friday, April 16th.

6. Graduation for the Class of 2021

Graduation for the WTW Class of 2021 is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2nd (rain date, Thursday, June 3rd) at 9am in Pat Cunningham Stadium at Woodson HS. 

Due to capacity limitations each family will have 5 tickets and we will have a process for families to turn in tickets that will be unused so that we can provide those to other families who may be in need of additional tickets.  We will be sending more information in the next couple days to include: senior dues, day of details and tickets.

AP Biology students doing a microbial study with bacteria.

7. All Virginia Chorus

Congratulations to all students who auditioned! The following to students were selected as All Virginia Chorus Members 2021:

Caroline Barata - Soprano 1 - SSAA, Annie Barata - Soprano 2 - SATB, Rowan Clark - Alto 1 - SSAA, Ananya Sai - Alto 2 - SATB, Lucas Donat - Tenor 2, August Vesilind - Bass 2, Ivan Tysarczyk - Bass 2

The following students were selected as Alternate Members:

Diya Selvan - Alto 1 Alternate 2, Stefania Galarza-Centellas - Alto 2 Alternate 1, Dylan Dipasupil - Tenor 2 Alternate 1

8. Minority Education Students from VCU Observe Teachers at Woodson

At the beginning of the school year, school superintendent, Dr. Brabrand announced that there are currently 26 schools in FCPS without a teacher of color. Imagine the impact on our students and school communities who are not receiving a diverse perspective and experience.

The Equity Team at Woodson is committed to an inclusive school community. Woodson HS has partnered with the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University and we will be providing more than 20 college students of color the opportunity observe classrooms virtually during the week of April 12.

The purpose of the pilot program is to give college students a chance to observe classrooms of their content interest and to collaborate with Woodson faculty and staff.

If you have any questions about the Teacher of Color Virtual Observation, please email Dr. George Hewan, at gkhewan@fcps.edu.

9. Diverse Books

This month the Equity Team will feature several photos from our faculty and staff, students, and parents reading diverse books in the Woodson Weekly. Please complete the Google form and share a picture of yourself with the diverse book that you are currently reading or plan on reading. Creating content that is diverse and inclusive is critical to learner success. Research has shown that diverse representation can help close gender and race gaps in education, and can create inclusive and productive course communities for all learners. Thus educators, parents, and guardians have an important role to play in creating diverse and inclusive content. If you are interested please share your photo using this Google form.

Equity Specialist Darnessia Sempter is currently reading Everyday Antiracism by Mico Pollock.

10. HS Students Invited to Virtual Career Exploration Fair

Fairfax County Public Schools high school students are invited to participate in the 2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair, scheduled to take place from Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 30. This completely virtual event will include synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions and workshops.

Students will be able to learn about work-based learning opportunities; attend industry panel discussions; take part in mock interviews; attend resumé workshops; and learn about postsecondary education, training, and apprenticeship opportunities.

Get more information on the Virtual Career Exploration Fair.

11. College & Career Center News

For college and career exploration, upcoming events, newsletters & more, please visit the Woodson College & Career Center Padlet. Please see upcoming events below:

  • ACE Your Options! FCPS ACE - Career & Technical Education Virtual Info Session on April 15th, 10 - 11 am during Learning Seminar. Are you interested in adding some skill sets to your resume and get ready for the Workforce after High School/College? Find out more about training and credentials that lead to high-skill, high-wage careers in Business and IT, Health and Medical, Skilled Trades & Apprenticeships. BBCU link will be provided during Learning Seminar.
PAST News - Still Important 12. FCPS Special Education Conference to Be Held April 17th; Registration Now Open

FCPS will hold its 16th Annual Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 17, virtually. Registration is now available online. The conference will include a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference's theme: The time for inclusion is now. A student session will be held for youth ages 14-22. FCPS educators, administrators, and pre-service teachers will earn five recertification points for attending the entire conference.

For more information or to register, visit the Special Education Conference webpage

13. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

14. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

15. Order the 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

I can’t imagine a more significant time to purchase a relic of history and to celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers! 

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 tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

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, April 6th

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, April 7; 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Superintendent’s Virtual Town Hall (details and link below)

 

NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, April 13 - April PTSO Virtual Meeting; 6:00 p.m. (link below)

 

LOOKING AHEAD

May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week

PTSO NEWS April PTSO Meeting

Join us for the next virtual PTSO meeting next Tuesday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. - Link to join

Teacher Appreciation Week

PTSO is looking for parent volunteers to lead and run the event.  Please contact Miklos Kiss at miklos.c.kiss@outlook.com or text 703-975-7928.

Thank you for donating to the Food Pantry!

Prior to Spring Break, the WTW community came through big time for our WTW Food Pantry. Grocery store gift cards totaling $1,060 were collected for our families in need. 

Thanks to Elena Theobald for organizing the collection and coordinating with Student Services on the distribution of the gift cards. And thank you to our Woodson community for your donations. 

Questions? Contact enrichment.woodsonptso@gmail.com

Mock SAT/PSAT/ACT Tests Available Through C2 Education Fairfax

These tests are available on a date that fits your schedule and can be taken in-person or online. All proceeds support WTW PTSO. Details and link to sign up are under Fundraising below.

WTW NEWS & EVENTS TOMORROW, April 7 - Superintendent’s Town Hall 

Join Dr. Brabrand on Wednesday, April 7, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. for a virtual Town Hall. He will share the latest information on the Governor’s Executive Order and will take your questions. 

Watch on Channel 99 or the livestream on the FCPS website at https://www.fcps.edu/tv/ch99. Send your questions in advance to returntoschool@fcps.edu or call 1-800-231-6359 during the town hall.

Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests Will Be Delivered In-Person This Spring 

Federal and state education departments have decided that SOL assessments will proceed as usual for reading, mathematics, and science and must be administered to students in person. More information is available about SOL assessments at each grade level.  Specifics of the testing plans/schedule and additional information will be sent in coming days.

Students who continue to learn virtually will have to come to school ahead of the SOL testing window in May to connect their laptops to the FCPS network, run the FCPS Health Check, and have their laptops updated if needed. To help facilitate this, we will have tech support available on Monday afternoons from 1:30-5:30 beginning on April 12th. No appointment is necessary, but students who are learning virtually must come by the school to check their laptop or else they will not be able to participate in SOL testing this spring.

Caregivers have the right to refuse SOL assessments if they have concerns about participation related to the pandemic, including health, social-emotional, and instructional time concerns. A remote non-SOL test option is in development, and information will be provided for families of qualifying students in the coming weeks.

Woodson Choral Boosters

Reminder: Our next virtual Choral Booster Meeting is this Wednesday, April 7th at 7:30PM.

Get your Choral Booster Masks for the new low price of $6.00!  Order form here.

Please enjoy watching the fabulous Dessert-on-Broadway  2021 performance with the link here.  Enjoy!

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19th, Woodson High School 10th graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

FCPS will cover the cost for any 10th grade student to take this test.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage.

Monday, April 19th has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS Health and Safety Protocols for PSAT 10 administration. If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at WT Woodson High School, please contact our Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee, kpguinee@fcps.edu. 

Parents of Seniors - Graduation Announcements

It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! Announcements are sent to family and friends. Purchasing them is completely optional.

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Woodson Athletic Event Livestream Info

All of WTW’s Volleyball, Field Hockey and Football games this season are being  live-streamed via the NFHS Network.NFHS Link

You will need to create an account and then search for Woodson. All FCPS events on NFHS are free this year!

See the schedules for all Woodson sporting events here: Woodson High School Sports

Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

Cav Fall (Condensed) Varsity Sports Updates

Varsity Field Hockey

Woodson hosted West Springfield - Zoe Hite scored the first point of the contest.  Caitlin Tran, Maddie Legum, and Elia Kim brought energy to the game that put pressure on the Spartan backline allowing Gwyneth Durosko to find the back of the goal for Woodson’s second.  Alex Walrath played hard on both sides of the ball, making runs behind the defense and tracking back to help the midfield.  Julia Oleyar and Zadie Rowe kept West Springfield’s defense busy on the wings.  At the opposite end of the field, the Cavalier defensive line of Levi Weinberger, Kyleigh Poot, and Makayla Mastal had a solid game. Cavs won 2-0.

Woodson then travelled to Fairfax - A highlight of the first quarter was Levi Weinberger closing down on a Fairfax attacker to deny the one-one-one.  The Lions took advantage of the subsequent corner to score.  Throughout the quarter, stick minder Caitlin Deer could be heard organizing her defense.  Audrey Fisher led an attack out of the midfield sending the ball wide to Katie Williams who found the stick of Caitlin Tran for the goal.  In a brave goal line stand by Woodson, the opposition earned a stroke and a second point.  Kelley Gross mounted a courageous fourth quarter defense with at least four significant saves.  Cavs were bested 2-1.

The team then traveled to Robinson - The first quarter involved end-to-end play with even possession.  In the second, Gwyneth Durosko began an attack and through Alex Walrath, Woodson earned a corner that built enough Cavalier confidence for a flurry of offense and excitement.  Elia Kim connected the defense to midfield with Duroskso on several occasions.  On the opposite side of the field, Makayla Mastal, Elizabeth Stribling, and Allie Maahs worked particularly well together.  Maahs demonstrated her athleticism in the third, but it was in the fourth when she drew the stroke call that changed the game’s direction.  Durosko stepped up, took and converted for the game winner.  Cavs won 1-0!

Woodson hosted Marshall for the last regular season game - Prior to her ACL surgery that day, Emmy Rummel rallied the Cavaliers. The hype carried over to the game, and it took less than 5 minutes for Elizabeth Stribling to spark the scoreboard off an assist from Zoe Hite. The lead-up to the goal was a whole team effort involving great passing that moved the ball into position.  Maddie Legum played strongly in defense.  The Woodson Cavaliers won this final regular season contest 1-0, with missing teammates and the graduating Seniors at the forefront of their minds. Patriot District playoffs begin this Wednesday, April 7, at Woodson with a 7PM game start.  See you there!  Go Cavs!

Varsity Golf

Last Week's Golf Match Results:

Match vs. SoCo resulted in our third win of the season!  Woodson finished with a final score of 172 - 180.  Kudos to our top seven for the SoCo match:

  • Minchan Kim - 40 (Match Medalist)
  • Raymond Kim - 52
  • Ryan Gaugler - 45
  • Leo Lee - 46
  • Tytan Matthews - 44
  • Alex Klein - 43
  • Winter Lee - 43

The team is now 3-3 on the season with one match to go!

Varsity Cheer

Regionals: It was a tough fight - Woodson Varsity competition cheer came in 3rd at Regional, just barely missing second place. West Springfield will represent the Patriot District at States in Richmond. 

This was a stellar team with one Senior and 6 new Freshman, and only 30 Days to prepare. Watch out next year! :)

District semis: 2nd place with a 272.5/300

District finals: 3rd place with a 270.5/300

Regional semis: 3rdplace with a 268.5/300 (Scores tend to go down at the Regional level)

*Cav Cheer has been “Beyond amazing, especially for a team who has only been together for a month and a half!”

All District 1st team: Jillian Brennan, Elysa McMillan, Sophia Huh

All District 2nd team: Jackalyn Pena, Ava Dunn, Thalia Sevilla, Alicen Myers

All Region 1st team: Jillian Brennan

All Region 2nd team: Elysa McMillan, Sophia Huh

We  also want to shout out our SIX freshmen! They killed it!!! It is not easy to walk onto a Varsity squad and compete a month later!

Varsity Cross Country

Girls Cross Country competed, and the following finished the Bull Run Race: Poole, Jones, Silkowitz, Roux, DeCarlo, Stokes, Eib, Gilligan, Haile, and Loomis. 

Boys Cross Country competed, and the following finished the Bull Run Race: Dawson, Hymans, Bhinge, Lockwood, Wolf, Cassata, Miller, Johnson, McKernan, and Lee.  

Congrats to both teams on great racing! Post-Season competing and racing with Districts and Regionals are coming. Good luck, Cavs!

Varsity Volleyball

The Volleyball team is poised to make a strong run into the Patriot District playoffs starting this week. Go CAVS!

WTW RESOURCES Register for Free Webinars from the FCPS Parent Resource Center

The FCPS Parent Resource Center (PRC) is offering four free parent webinars in April. 

They are:

  • Construyendo y manteniendo familias fuertes Un seminario web presentado en español (Building and Keeping Strong Families: A Webinar Presented in Spanish), on Tuesday, April 6, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Skill, Not Will: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach Webinar for Families, on Friday, April 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • COVID-19 Vaccines and the Vaccination Process in Fairfax County: A Webinar for Families, on Tuesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviors at Home Series: Minimizing Prompts and Maximizing Your Child’s Independence, on Thursday April 22, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m.

More information on each session and how to register is available online.

Note: Previous webinars have been recorded and can be viewed on the PRC YouTube channel.

College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are sent out on Mondays. Newsletters can also be accessed here at your convenience. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

  • 2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair April 19 – 30, 2021: HS Students will be able to connect with over 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. Additionally, students can attend college and career ready workshops and information sessions. For more info, please visit: https://www.fcps.edu/event/2021-virtual-career-exploration-fair
  • Academy Day 2021 on Saturday, April 24th, 10 am – 12 pm: Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students and their families to Academy Day 2021. Attendees will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. For more information, please visit this site.

College & Career Center Calendar – all upcoming events with registration information are listed on the calendar that students can access through their FCPS Google account.

2021 Congressional Art Competition

All interested students of the 11th Congressional District are encouraged to enter this year’s Congressional Art Competition. All entries will be displayed at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. The winning piece will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. The second-place entry will be exhibited at the Workhouse Arts Gallery for a year. Additional high-ranking pieces will be displayed in Congressman Connelly’s Capitol Hill and district offices.

Students do not need to create artwork specifically for this competition – they can submit any piece from their portfolio.  Paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, are just some of the media most commonly submitted. Feel free to think outside the box with your entries!

Each student can submit a maximum of two pieces.

A signature from an art teacher is NOT required.

To complete this year’s application package click here.

For application materials here.

For additional rules and regulations click here.

Submissions can be dropped off at the Congressman’s Fairfax office. Call in advance to schedule - Fairfax: (703) 256-3071.

Visit Congressman's Connolly's website for more information about the competition!

Entries are due Friday, April 30, 2021.

Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

Google Chrome Sync

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords is now available.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to do so in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

Math Center

Students can find the Math Center link at the top of the CAV KIOSK.

Set up an appointment for tutoring on the  Math Center’s Make An Appointment page.  We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays during the 2nd half of Learning Seminar and Lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  We are also open the first half of 5th period for Academy students who have a travel period or students with a study hall/release period.

Students may also come to Math Center  for tutoring via a BB course titled:  WHS Math Center 2020-21 (Walk-in Appointments).  Within the site, students will find a BBCU link to join. 

 Please email Mrs. Bell at kebell@fcps.edu with questions!

Writing Center is Open!

Students can meet with a tutor on Mondays between 10am and 2 pm, as well as during unencumbered returns.  After students schedule a time through the BlackBoard site, they will use the BBCU link on the site to enter the Writing Center and work with a tutor in a breakout session.  Students will be able to present their work so they can work through the writing easily. 

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

FUNDRAISERS Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours today at https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1894

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

Want to 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 Brocatofam@gmail.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

Eat at Nando's and Help Woodson Crew 

Help Woodson Crew next Thursday, March 25th at Nando’s Peri Peri in Mosaic.

See this flyer for more information and feel free to share it with your friends. 40% of fundraising proceeds will go to the team. Order carryout between 5 and 8 PM to ensure that the team benefits. Thank you!

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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

SENIOR LEGACY BRICKS - A special way to honor your WTW graduate

Senior parents, Don't forget to order your Senior Legacy Brick in honor of your graduating Senior (or for other family members who are W.T. Woodson alumni). These Bricks make excellent graduation gifts!! The Bricks will be installed in the courtyard between the main entrance and the auditorium entrance. We will strive to have them installed before the Senior Baccalaureate ceremony, but definitely before 2021 Graduation. 

You can order by filling out the Brick Order Form (found HERE) and sending your check to the mailing address indicated on the bottom of the order form. You can also pay online HERE and follow the instructions for what to engrave on the brick, or send a scanned copy of the order form to wptsobricks@gmail.com.

(We must have a copy of the order form on file to order the brick).

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine or Shane Gilbert at wptsobricks@gmail.com.

WeMail Input

Want to add to the WeMail? Add your inputs by Sunday before the Tuesday we sent out to this Google doc.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - April 2nd

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Woodson's Homecoming Royalty

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, April 5th - Teacher Workday, No School for Students

Tuesday, April 6th - School Resumes

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Spring SOL Testing
2. SIS Availability

PAST News but still important 
3. FCPS Special Education Conference
4. Student Representative to the School Board Application Due on April 7
5. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
6. Parent Technology Help Desk
7. Order the WTW 2021 Yearbook

NEW News 1. Spring SOL Testing

In May students will be taking Standards of Learning (SOL) End of Course (EOC) tests as federal and state education departments have decided to not cancel assessments this spring. We are working to finalize the specifics of our testing plans/schedule and will be sending additional information out in the coming days.

SOLs must be administered to students in person so any student who will take an SOL this spring, regardless of whether they attend classes in person or virtually, will need to come to school in person to take their SOLs. That said, if you do not want your student to take SOL tests in school this spring, you have the right to defer or refuse testing. Additional information on considerations for deferring or refusing testing will be forthcoming as well.

Lastly, for students who will be taking an SOL this spring, their laptops must be checked to ensure they can appropriately access the SOL testing software.

For students that are attending school in person, teachers will help students facilitate a check of their laptops in classes leading up to the SOL testing dates to ensure they’re updated appropriately, but most should be in order and prepared for testing. For those that are not up to date tech support will be available during school hours to update laptops as needed.

Students who continue to learn virtually will have to come to school ahead of the SOL testing window to May to connect their laptops to the FCPS network, run the FCPS Health Check, and have their laptops updated if needed. To help facilitate this, we will have tech support available on Monday afternoons from 1:30-5:30 beginning on April 12th. No appointment is necessary, but students who are learning virtually must come by the school to check their laptop or else they will not be able to participate in SOL testing this spring.

Additional information pertaining to this will be coming soon as well.

Celebrating Senior Night at Volleyball over Spring Break.

2. SIS Availability

FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Wednesday, March 24th through Sunday, April 11th during third quarter grading, report card generation and spring break.

Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed Friday, March 26th, at 4 p.m. until Saturday, April 10th, at 6 a.m.

PAST News - Still Important 3. FCPS Special Education Conference to Be Held April 17th; Registration Now Open

FCPS will hold its 16th Annual Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 17, virtually. Registration is now available online. The conference will include a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference's theme: The time for inclusion is now. A student session will be held for youth ages 14-22. FCPS educators, administrators, and pre-service teachers will earn five recertification points for attending the entire conference.

For more information or to register, visit the Special Education Conference webpage

4. Applications Wanted for Student Representative to the School Board for 2021-22 School Year, Deadline Is April 7

Each year, FCPS students can apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board. The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply, and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC). Applications are due by April 7. 

The application and more information are available online

5. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

6. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

7. Order the 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

I can’t imagine a more significant time to purchase a relic of history and to celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers! 

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 tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

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

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

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

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

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

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

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

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Woodson Weekly - March 26th

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Watch Woodson's Homecoming Virtual Pep Rally!

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, March 26th - end of 3rd quarter

Monday, March 29th through Friday, April 2nd - Spring Break Holidays; School Offices Closed

Monday, April 5th - Teacher Workday, No School for Students

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Spring Break Office Hours
3. SIS Availability
4. VMEA Honors Choir
5. All-Virginia Honors Band and Orchestra
6. Senior March Madness Bracket Winner
7. FCPS Science Fair
8. WTW's Classroom Monitor
9. Annual Mulch Sale
10. FCPS Special Education Conference
11. Diverse Books 
12. College & Career Center News

PAST News but still important 
13. Applications Wanted for Student Representative to the School Board
14. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
15. Parent Technology Help Desk
16. Order the WTW 2021 Yearbook

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Hello Woodson Families and Happy SPRING BREAK!

Please know the Woodson main office will be closed over Spring Break.   If you have an emergency and need to get ahold of an administrator, please email Mr. Checkosky at djcheckosky@fcps.edu or Mr. Peters at fjpeters@fcps.edu

Monday, April 5th is a Teacher Workday with no synchronous or asynchronous activities for students. Tuesday, April 6th is the first day of the fourth quarter. 

I wish all of our families a restful break. When we return we will have final information on graduation (still tentatively set for Wednesday, June 2nd), prom and All Night Grad Party. The Division is interpreting the Governor’s order to make sure we follow the guidance provided by the state. I appreciate your patience as we navigate this continued pandemic and the variations of guidance that have come out. 

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

Dr. Floyd

Members of the Environmental Club with Ms. Kinne and Mr. Ringier prepare the garden beds for planting with the help of a master gardener.

2. Spring Break Office Hours

The Woodson Administrative offices will be closed from Monday, March 29th through Friday, April 2nd.

Offices will re-open on Monday, April 5th at 7:00 a.m.

Also, Woodson Weekly will be on Spring Break next week.  See you on April 9th.

3. SIS Availability

Please know that SIS has had operational issues throughout today. FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Wednesday, March 24th through Sunday, April 11th during third quarter grading, report card generation and spring break.

Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed Friday, March 26th, at 4 p.m. until Saturday, April 10th, at 6 a.m.

4. VMEA Honors Choir

Seniors Dylan Dipasupil and Luke Yoon represented Woodson in the Senior Honors Choir after a successful audition. The 2020-2021 VMEA Honors Choir performance was virtual this year. You can watch the performance at this link.

5. All-Virginia Honors Band and Orchestra

Congratulations to the four Woodson band and three orchestra students that were selected by audition to perform with the 2021 All-Virginia Band and All Virginia Orchestra. They competed against the best players from across the Commonwealth and were selected only after a rigorous audition process.

This is quite an accomplishment and a huge honor for these students. It represents years of hard work and study on their part and we are proud of their selection!

Krystine Tran - oboe, Joanna Chappell - clarinet, Sam Park – alto saxophone, Josh Park - percussion, Derek Song - percussion, Kristine Han - violin, Megan Yi, violin, Nick Brenner, cello.

6. Senior March Madness Bracket Winner

Congratulations to Woodson senior, Austin James Wang (AJ). Austin recently participated in the County-Wide Talent Show March Madness Bracket. AJ was declared the winner by his peers and will go on to compete against seniors at other Fairfax County Public Schools.

There will be a total of four rounds to declare the winner and the top student will participate in the in-person-talent show in April. We wish AJ the best of luck moving forward!

7. FCPS Science Fair

Congratulations to the Woodson student winners of the category awards at the 2021 Fairfax County Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

Grand Prize Alternate
Category: Materials Science; Students: Mia Kim, Katie Hutchinson, Lilie Puck-Karam

First Place Award
Category: Materials Science; Students: Mia Kim, Katie Hutchinson, Lilie Puck-Karam

Second Place Award
Category: Computational Biology and Bioinformatics; Student: Hailey Pan

Category: Earth and Environmental Sciences; Student: Noah Tajudeen

Category: Embedded Systems; Students: Tony Tran, James Tury, Aaron Amartuvshin

Category: Energy: Sustainable Materials and Design; Students: Mackenzie Pham, Catherine Doan

Third Place Award
Category: Behavioral and Social Sciences; Student: Finlay Monette

Category: Biomedical and Health Sciences; Student: Brielle Steeves

Category: Earth and Environmental Sciences; Students: Jay Sorkin, Colton Lennen

Category: Earth and Environmental Sciences; Student: Julia Victor

Category: Systems Software; Students: Samuel Park, Josh Park

Honorable Mention
Category: Behavioral and Social Sciences; Student: Yuexin Xu

Category: Behavioral and Social Sciences; Students: Anita Chip, Phoebe Byman

Category: Materials Science; Student: Abbey Moran

Category: Microbiology; Student: Jordan Hershaft

Category: Microbiology; Student: Jastirath Singh

Category: Robotics and Intelligent Machines; Student: Nicholas Brenner

For a full listing of all category winners and student projects, please visit this site.

8. WTW's Classroom Monitor

Video: From Classroom Monitors to Aspiring Teachers  

Meet three of our classroom monitors from Lanier MS, Mr. Shavon Barnes (pictured above) from Woodson HS and Fairhill ES who are studying education, or now have plans to become a teacher.

We are excited they've had the opportunity to experience, support and work with students as they prepare for their career. Watch the video.

9. Annual Mulch Sale

The annual Woodson Mulch Sale has arrived. The PTSO is sponsoring this year’s Leadership mulch sale and Woodson is offering high quality shredded hardwood mulch for purchase. 

Orders for 3-cubic foot bags of mulch must be received by Friday, April 2nd for delivery to your home on April 10th. You must order at least 10 bags and no bags can be purchased for pickup, it’s delivery only.  All mulch will be delivered on Saturday, April 10th at 8:30 AM.

For more details and to order, please check out our web link.

This year you can also order and pay on-line at MySchoolBucks.

Need more info?  Send an email to DJSchaefer@fcps.edu

Recognizing the Class of 2021 with flocks of flamingos.

10. FCPS Special Education Conference to Be Held April 17th; Registration Now Open

FCPS will hold its 16th Annual Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 17, virtually. Registration is now available online. The conference will include a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions supporting the conference's theme: The time for inclusion is now. A student session will be held for youth ages 14-22. FCPS educators, administrators, and pre-service teachers will earn five recertification points for attending the entire conference.

For more information or to register, visit the Special Education Conference webpage

11. Diverse Books

The Equity Team will feature several photos from our faculty and staff, students, and parents reading diverse books in the Woodson Weekly. Please complete the Google form and share a picture of yourself with the diverse book that you are currently reading or plan on reading. Creating content that is diverse and inclusive is critical to learner success. Research has shown that diverse representation can help close gender and race gaps in education, and can create inclusive and productive course communities for all learners. Thus educators, parents, and guardians have an important role to play in creating diverse and inclusive content. If you are interested please share your photo using this Google form.

Equity Lead, Margie Shapiro, is reading, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, by Dinaw Mengestu.

12. College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are posted on Mondays. The new Woodson College & Career Center Padlets have resources for college and career exploration, and post-secondary planning. Questions? Please email me at cliebmosley@fcps.edu. Please see upcoming events below. 

Happy Spring Break! The next newsletter will be posted on Monday, April 5th. Please check out the Woodson College & Career Center Padlets for upcoming events and resources for college and career exploration. The Scholarship and Enrichment Opportunities for this week will be added to the College Padlet by the end of today. Questions? Please email me at cliebmosley@fcps.edu.  

Woodson celebrated P.S. I Love You Day on Tuesday this week. The goal of P.S. I Love You Day is to promote mental health awareness through positivity. 

PAST News - Still Important 13. Applications Wanted for Student Representative to the School Board for 2021-22 School Year, Deadline Is April 7

Each year, FCPS students can apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board. The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply, and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC). Applications are due by April 7. 

The application and more information are available online

14. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

15. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

16. Order the 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

I can’t imagine a more significant time to purchase a relic of history and to celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers! 

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 tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

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 23rd

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, March 24; 7pm - Virtual Junior Night  (details below)

Friday, March 26 - End of Third Quarter, 2 Hour Early Release

 

NEXT WEEK

Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2 - Spring Break Holiday

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Monday, April 5 - Teacher Workday - Student Holiday

PTSO NEWS Food Pantry Collection 

Parents who would like to assist the food pantry are asked to donate gift cards to local grocery stores in increments of $10-$25. 

Gift cards are being accepted through this Wednesday, March 24th, and can be dropped off at the office front desk. Please label your envelope "Food Pantry”. Or make a monetary donation to the food pantry program online via PayPal. https://paypal.me/pools/c/8xKuEnGMqc

We are all in this together!

*Contact your student’s counselor for more information about food pantry services*

Annual Mulch Sale Sponsored by PTSO

The PTSO is sponsoring Woodson Leadership's mulch sale of high quality shredded mulch.

Orders for 3-cubic foot bags of mulch must be received by Friday, April 2nd for delivery to your home on April 10. You must order at least 10 bags and no bags can be purchased for pickup, it’s delivery only.  All mulch will be delivered on Saturday, April 10th at 8:30 AM.

For more details and to order -Web link 

This year you can also order and pay on-line at My School Bucks 

Need more info?  Send an email to DJSchaefer@fcps.edu 

Mock SAT/PSAT/ACT Tests Available Through C2 Education Fairfax

These tests are available on a date that fits your schedule and can be taken in-person or online. All proceeds support WTW PTSO. Details and link to sign up are under Fundraising below.

WTW NEWS & EVENTS Virtual Junior Night

Woodson's Virtual Junior Night will be held on Wednesday, March 24th at 7 pm. The BBCU link will be sent out closer to the date. This event is for Parents AND Students.

Get helpful hints for your spring break college explorations, and discover what you need to know to make your post-secondary research and next steps easier and productive.

Parents of Seniors - Graduation Announcements

It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! Announcements are sent to family and friends. Purchasing them is completely optional.

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

Woodson Choral Boosters

Reminder: Our next virtual Choral Booster Meeting is on Wednesday, April 7th at 7:30PM.

Get your Choral Booster Masks for the new low price of $6.00!  Order form here.

Please enjoy watching the fabulous Dessert-on-Broadway  2021 performance with the link here.  Enjoy!

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Spring Sports Information Session

Is your student interested in trying out for Lacrosse, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field or Crew this 2020-21 spring season?

Join the coaches for a virtual pre-tryout information session this Wednesday March 24, 2021 at 7:00pm.

They will review the new Activity Registration database, the VHSL sports physical, try out times/locations and other important protocols for the spring season.

To join the meeting at 7:00pm on March 24th, use the following Blackboard Collaborate Link.

Woodson Athletic Event Livestream Info

All of WTW’s Volleyball, Field Hockey and Football games this season are being  live-streamed via the NFHS Network.NFHS Link

You will need to create an account and then search for Woodson. All FCPS events on NFHS are free this year!

See the schedules for all Woodson sporting events here: Woodson High School Sports

Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

Cav Fall (Condensed) Varsity Sports Updates

Varsity Field Hockey

Varsity field hockey traveled to James Madison for the first of three games.  The Warhawks were on the scoreboard first with blistering speed.  Woodson’s character was evident with several goal area saves as it clawed back into the game.  Kelley Gross showed grit as the opposing attacker dodged others to be virtually one-on-one with the keeper.  There was a flurry of pressure on the Cavalier goal during which Kyleigh Poot made a goal-line save.  Zoe Hite was all determination with non-stop energy working from deep to collect the ball and feed those in more advanced positions.  Undeterred by the score line, Maddie Legum and Elizabeth Stribling continued to make attacking runs, but at full-time it was Madison’s night, 3-0.

In the next game, Woodson hosted the Lake Braddock Bruins and celebrated the class of 2021 including Mae Cooke, Gwyneth Durosko, Audrey Fisher, Maria Fruchterman, Kelley Gross, Zoe Hite, Allie Maahs, Makayla Mastal, Kyleigh Poot, and Katie Williams.  The great student presence was appreciated.  Hite assisted Genna Cooke’s goal.  Mastal provided strength on the right side of defense.  Durosko netted the Cavaliers’ second.  At full time, the game was a draw at two.  Through a flurry of attacks during extra time, Gross made two game changing saves.  The game continued into a shoot-out with Caitlin Deer in goal.  A valiant Cavalier effort, but the Bruins earned the final point, 3-2.  

Woodson set the stage for the South County Stallions in its third contest.  Katie Williams notched the score board first.  Elizabeth Stribling was next.  Genna Cooke found Williams for Woodson’s third and a brace for Katie.  Levi Weinberger was a stand-out on the left side of defense.  Woodson was strong with great passing to the attackers, Julia Oleyar hustled causing the Stallions problems in the circle.  Woodson won, 3-0.

Varsity Golf

Match 3 Results

Our third match of the year vs. Robinson resulted in a loss by a very narrow margin 173 - 171.  Shoutout to our top 8 golfers today who came out and competed:

  • Minchan Kim - 40 (Match Medalist)
  • Ryan Gaugler - 45
  • Leo Lee - 46
  • Tytan Matthews - 46
  • Alex Klein - 47
  • Raymond Kim - 42
  • Zara Karim - 52
  • Winter Lee - 51

Woodson Golf is now 2-2 on the regular season with two matches to go.

WTW RESOURCES College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are sent out on Mondays. Newsletters can also be accessed here at your convenience. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

Save the date:

  • 2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair April 19 – 30, 2021: HS Students will be able to connect with over 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. Additionally, students can attend college and career ready workshops and information sessions. For more info, please visit: https://www.fcps.edu/event/2021-virtual-career-exploration-fair
  • Academy Day 2021 on Saturday, April 24th, 10 am – 12 pm: Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students and their families to Academy Day 2021. Attendees will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. For more information, please visit this site.

College & Career Center Calendar – all upcoming events with registration information are listed on the calendar that students can access through their FCPS Google account.

2021 Congressional Art Competition

All interested students of the 11th Congressional District are encouraged to enter this year’s Congressional Art Competition. All entries will be displayed at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. The winning piece will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. The second-place entry will be exhibited at the Workhouse Arts Gallery for a year. Additional high-ranking pieces will be displayed in Congressman Connelly’s Capitol Hill and district offices.

Students do not need to create artwork specifically for this competition – they can submit any piece from their portfolio.  Paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, are just some of the media most commonly submitted. Feel free to think outside the box with your entries!

Each student can submit a maximum of two pieces.

A signature from an art teacher is NOT required.

To complete this year’s application package click here.

For application materials here.

For additional rules and regulations click here.

Submissions can be dropped off at the Congressman’s Fairfax office. Call in advance to schedule - Fairfax: (703) 256-3071.

Visit Congressman's Connolly's website for more information about the competition!

Entries are due Friday, April 30, 2021.

Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

Google Chrome Sync

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords is now available.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to do so in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

Math Center

Students can find the Math Center link at the top of the CAV KIOSK.

Set up an appointment for tutoring on the  Math Center’s Make An Appointment page.  We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays during the 2nd half of Learning Seminar and Lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  We are also open the first half of 5th period for Academy students who have a travel period or students with a study hall/release period.

Students may also come to Math Center  for tutoring via a BB course titled:  WHS Math Center 2020-21 (Walk-in Appointments).  Within the site, students will find a BBCU link to join. 

 Please email Mrs. Bell at kebell@fcps.edu with questions!

Writing Center is Open!

Students can meet with a tutor on Mondays between 10am and 2 pm, as well as during unencumbered returns.  After students schedule a time through the BlackBoard site, they will use the BBCU link on the site to enter the Writing Center and work with a tutor in a breakout session.  Students will be able to present their work so they can work through the writing easily. 

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

FUNDRAISERS Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours today at https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1894

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

Want to 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 Brocatofam@gmail.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

SENIOR LEGACY BRICKS - A special way to honor your WTW graduate

Senior parents, Don't forget to order your Senior Legacy Brick in honor of your graduating Senior (or for other family members who are W.T. Woodson alumni). These Bricks make excellent graduation gifts!! The Bricks will be installed in the courtyard between the main entrance and the auditorium entrance. We will strive to have them installed before the Senior Baccalaureate ceremony, but definitely before 2021 Graduation. 

You can order by filling out the Brick Order Form (found HERE) and sending your check to the mailing address indicated on the bottom of the order form. You can also pay online HERE and follow the instructions for what to engrave on the brick, or send a scanned copy of the order form to wptsobricks@gmail.com.

(We must have a copy of the order form on file to order the brick).

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine or Shane Gilbert at wptsobricks@gmail.com.

WeMail Input

Want to add to the WeMail? Add your inputs by Sunday before the Tuesday we sent out to this Google doc.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - March 19th

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At the March Senior Social, students celebrated Pi Day by sharing pie with their administrator, Dr. George Hewan and class sponsor, Mr. Dan Healy.

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, March 26th - 2 hour early release, end of 3rd quarter

Monday, March 29th through Friday, April 2nd - Spring Break Holidays

Monday, April 5th - Teacher Workday, No School for Students

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Homecoming Spirit Week
3. Virtual Junior Night - Wednesday, March 24th
4. Senior Homecoming Tailgate
5. Annual Mulch Sale
6. Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference
7. HOSA State Leadership Conference
8. National Center for Women and Information Technology Winners
9. 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fair
10. Diverse Books
11. College & Career Center News

PAST News but still important 
12. Paying For College Virtual Workshop - Wednesday, March 24th
13. Applications Wanted for Student Representative to the School Board
14. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
15. Parent Technology Help Desk
16. Order the WTW 2021 Yearbook

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Hello Woodson Families, 

Again this week, we are sadden by yet another senseless act of violence in our country. Our staff grieves with those impacted by this violence. Anti- Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate impacts our students, families and communities. To be clear, we stand in solidarity with the AAPI communities. Woodson does not condone any acts of harassment or violence of any kind. Acts of hate - of any kind - have no place in our school, system or community. Should you experience such behavior at school please reach out to a trusted adult, tell your parents and let us know. 

We are committed to Woodson HS being a safe and welcoming place for ALL students.  Feel free to email me directly (cefloyd@fcps.edu) with any suggestions, comments or concerns so that I may hear you, share with staff and ensure Woodson is a safe space for ALL our students and families.    

As you may be aware, next Friday is a 2 hour early release as it is the last day of the third quarter. FCPS requires each class to have a "catch up" day every quarter. Please know that while some teachers have already completed their catch up day, many are planning to have this on the last two days of the quarter next week. "Catch up" days are for teachers to be available to help students with questions or to get caught up in class. While some teachers may have "Catch Up" days, others may be asynchronous due to an absence.  Teachers have been asked to share any change to the regular schedule with parents and students prior to the day of class.   

FCPS leadership will be meeting with the Virginia Secretary of Education to review the new CDC information. They will be processing the new information and providing updated guidance. It will take a couple of weeks to implement any new strategies needed to safely adjust the in-person learning environment, if the CDC guidance warrants. This will impact decisions made for Prom, Graduation and All Night Graduation Celebrations.

Please know, we are proud of our multi-cultural community of students, faculty and staff and we embrace our diverse cultural heritage, support and respect ALL. We recognize what a privilege it is to be able to learn from other perspectives and experiences. Here at Woodson, we value all identities and reject hateful rhetoric and actions.

Thank you, families, for your continued support of our students. Together, we are #OneWoodson. 

Stay safe, stay warm and stay connected,

Dr. Floyd

Students in Ms. Forney's AP Biology class practiced pipetting for a gel electrophoresis lab.

2. Homecoming Spirit Week

Woodson Leadership is sponsoring a Homecoming Spirit Week for all students and staff from Tuesday, March 23rd through Friday, March 26th.  Here are the themes for each day:

Tuesday - Neon Out
Wednesday - P.S. I Love You Day (wear purple)
Thursday - Dress up like your favorite beach movie character
Friday - Decades Day (Freshmen - 80s; Sophomores - 90s; Juniors - 2000s; Seniors - Togas; Staff - 70s)

3. Virtual Junior Night

Please mark your calendars for Woodson's Virtual Junior Night on Wednesday, March 24th at 7 pm. The BBCU link will be sent out closer to the date. This event is for Junior class parents AND students.

Get helpful hints for your spring break college explorations, and discover what you need to know to make your post-secondary research and next steps easier and productive.

4. Senior Homecoming Tailgate

We will be hosting a Senior Tailgate for the Homecoming game on Thursday, March 25th starting at 6:00p.m. in the front bus lane area near Door 1.

We will be providing hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and mini chicken sliders from McDonalds. We will also have chips, cookies, and bottled water.

We hope you will join us as we will also be streaming the football game so bring your lawn chairs or a blanket to watch the game. We will have some lawn games such as ring toss, disc toss, ladder toss, and others. Feel free to bring your own lawn games to have some competitive fun.

Please fill out the short, one question Google Form to let us know if you are planning on attending.

Lots of events are coming up!  Find out all the news on The Morning Show.

5. Annual Mulch Sale

The annual Woodson Mulch Sale has arrived. The PTSO is sponsoring this year’s Leadership mulch sale and Woodson is offering high quality shredded hardwood mulch for purchase. 

Orders for 3-cubic foot bags of mulch must be received by Friday, April 2nd for delivery to your home on March April 10. You must order at least 10 bags and no bags can be purchased for pickup, it’s delivery only.  All mulch will be delivered on Saturday, April 10th at 8:30 AM.

For more details and to order, please check out our web link.

This year you can also order and pay on-line at MySchoolBucks.

Need more info?  Send an email to DJSchaefer@fcps.edu

6. Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference

A total of 193 students from 15 Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) high schools were recognized as competitive event winners at the Virginia DECA State Leadership Conference held virtually March 3-7. These students earned the right to compete at the virtual DECA International Career Development Conference April 12-May 6.

Woodson Junior, Grace Lin won 2nd place in the Professional Selling Event.

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.

Recognizing the Class of 2021 with flocks of flamingos.

7. HOSA State Leadership Conference

The 2021 VA HOSA State Leadership Conference (SLC) was held virtually March 12 – 14, but even with its online platform, student competitors felt it was more vibrant than ever. Through educational workshops and various competitive events, HOSA student members unlocked their potential within the healthcare field and formed new and lasting relationships.

Congratulations to Woodson junior, Anthony Bui who was elected Secretary/Reporter for the Falls Church Academy HOSA State Officer for 2021-2022.

8. National Center for Women and Information Technology Winners

Emand Seifu and Mera Seifu of Woodson High and Yabesra Ewnetu of Justice High were selected as 2021 National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Virginia affiliate winners for participating in computer-related extracurricular activities; leadership through teams, clubs, and teaching peers; and advancing their own computing experience and technical skills.

This summer, after securing a second NCWIT grant, the students will be hosting HackSIP2, a weeklong summer STEM camp for girls. Contact Angela DeHart at dehartstem@gmail.com.   

9. 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fair

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will also be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The next job fair will be held on Saturday, March 20th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Students can register for the March 20 Job Fair.

Recognizing the Class of 2021 with flocks of flamingos.

10. Diverse Books

This month the Equity Team will feature several photos from our faculty and staff, students, and parents reading diverse books in the Woodson Weekly. Please complete the Google form and share a picture of yourself with the diverse book that you are currently reading or plan on reading. Creating content that is diverse and inclusive is critical to learner success. Research has shown that diverse representation can help close gender and race gaps in education, and can create inclusive and productive course communities for all learners. Thus educators, parents, and guardians have an important role to play in creating diverse and inclusive content. If you are interested please share your photo using this Google form.

Maxwell is reading, Black Heroes by Arlisha Norwood

Concetta is reading, The Story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mia Mayhem, and Abby in Oz

Equity Lead, Jordan Black, is reading, More Than Enough by Elaine Welteroth

Amber Gates, 4th Grade Teacher, Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

11. College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are posted on Mondays. The new Woodson College & Career Center Padlets have resources for college and career exploration, and post-secondary planning. Questions? Please email me at cliebmosley@fcps.edu. Please see upcoming events below. 

  • Virtual Teen Job Fair this weekend: Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students. Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will also be available for younger students. Students can register here: March 20 Job Fair.
  • Virtual Junior Night for Parents AND Students is on Wednesday, March 24th at 7 pm. The BBCU link will be emailed to all juniors and their parents/guardians the day before. Get helpful hints for your spring break college explorations, and discover what you need to know to make your post-secondary research and next steps easier and productive. We are aware that this date coincides with the Paying for College Presentation that College Access Fairfax is offering. Please know that we are recording our Junior Parent Night in case you have a conflict. College Access Fairfax is offering an additional Paying for College Presentation on April 15th. For more information, please visit: www.collegeaccessfairfax.org
  • Virtual College Fairs: The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is having a college fair on Sunday, March 21st, 1 – 7 pm. For more info and to sign up, please visit: www.virtualcollegefairs.org. Strive Scan is offering a college fair on March 23rd and 24th: https://www.strivescan.com/ctcl/  For more college fairs and related events, please visit the College Padlet (Upcoming Events column).

Phuong and Aveek anchor this week's Morning Show

PAST News - Still Important 12. Paying for College Virtual Workshop

Is your student a current 9th, 10th or 11th grader?  Have you started thinking about his/her post-secondary educational experiences and how you will pay for them?

College Access Fairfax, in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, is offering a free virtual

Paying for College Workshop

Wednesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM

Topics to be covered include: 

  • Understanding Cost of Attendance
  • What is Financial Aid
  • How/when do you apply for Financial Aid
  • What is considered in determining Financial Aid
  • Where you can go for help

Registration for this event is required as space is limited. 

You can access the registration form here. Registration will close 48 hours before the event. You will receive an email link at access the presentation approximately 24 hours prior to the start of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of March 24th, please email us at info@collegeaccessfairfax.org.  Emails received after 5:00 PM that day may not allow us enough time to add you to the program.

Dr. Hewan getting pie'd at the March Senior Social.

13. Applications Wanted for Student Representative to the School Board for 2021-22 School Year, Deadline Is April 7

Each year, FCPS students can apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board. The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply, and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC). Applications are due by April 7. 

The application and more information are available online

14. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

15. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

16. Order the 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

I can’t imagine a more significant time to purchase a relic of history and to celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers! 

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 tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

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 16th

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Schedule reminders

LOOKING AHEAD

Friday, March 26 - End of Third Quarter, 2 Hour Early Release

Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2 - Spring Break Holiday

Monday, April 5 - Teacher Workday - Student Holiday

Return to Campus News

THANK YOU to Woodson’s staff for their hard work and dedication to making sure the return to campus has been safe and successful.

PTSO NEWS Food Pantry Collection March 16-24 

The generosity of our community is evident in the number of calls we receive from those who want to help with the food pantry. At this time, parents who would like to assist the food pantry are asked to donate gift cards to local grocery stores in increments of $10-$25. 

Gift cards are being accepted through next Wednesday, March 24th, and can be dropped off at the office front desk. Please label your envelope "Food Pantry”. Or make a monetary donation to the food pantry program online via PayPal. https://paypal.me/pools/c/8xKuEnGMqc

We are all in this together!

*Contact your student’s counselor for more information about food pantry services*

AmazonSmile

PTSO has received $89.48 from the Amazon SMILE program. This is free money for our school generated from your Amazon purchases! Sign up to have 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases donated to WTW PTSO. It adds up! 

Joining is quick and easy - https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0959675

Mock SAT/PSAT/ACT Tests Available Through C2 Education Fairfax

These tests are available on a date that fits your schedule and can be taken in-person or online. All proceeds support WTW PTSO. Details and link to sign up are under Fundraising below.

WTW NEWS & EVENTS Virtual Junior Parent Night

Woodson's Virtual Junior Parent Night will be held on Wednesday, March 24th at 7 pm. The BBCU link will be sent out closer to the date.

Get helpful hints for your spring break college explorations, and discover what you need to know to make your post-secondary research and next steps easier and productive.

Parents of Seniors - Graduation Announcements

It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! Announcements are sent to family and friends. Purchasing them is completely optional.

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19th, Woodson High School 10th graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

FCPS will cover the cost for any 10th grade student to take this test.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage.

Monday, April 19th has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS Health and Safety Protocols for PSAT 10 administration. If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at WT Woodson High School, please contact our Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee, kpguinee@fcps.edu.

Woodson Choral Boosters

Reminder: Our next virtual Choral Booster Meeting is on Wednesday, April 7th at 7:30PM.

Get your Choral Booster Masks for the new low price of $6.00!  Order form here.

Please enjoy watching the fabulous Dessert-on-Broadway  2021 performance with the link here.  Enjoy!

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Woodson Athletic Event Livestream Info

All of WTW’s Volleyball, Field Hockey and Football games this season are being  live-streamed via the NFHS Network.NFHS Link

You will need to create an account and then search for Woodson. All FCPS events on NFHS are free this year!

See the schedules for all Woodson sporting events here: Woodson High School Sports

Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

Woodson Parents and Guardians, please communicate to your students that if they do not have a scheduled in-season practice or an out-of-season workout, then they should not be using Woodson athletic facilities.

Cav Fall (Condensed) Varsity Sports Updates

Varsity Field Hockey

Woodson Cavaliers vs Westfield Bulldogs, 12 Mar 2021

This week’s game sent the Varsity Woodson field hockey team to Westfield.  The Cavaliers were characteristically on the front foot passing and moving, always threatening the Bulldog goal.  At one point hearts stopped as goalie, Caitlin Deer, made a diving save.  The Woodson defense repeatedly provided a solid wall and quick return of the ball to the midfield.  As the game moved into the second quarter, a partnership developed between Zoe Hite and Emmy Rummel that was effective in getting Woodson into several positions that created chances for the Cavaliers.  At half-time, score was level at 0.  In the third quarter, Elia Kim’s pressure on the Westfield defense was relentless.  Attacks on Westfield frequently began with Gwyneth Durosko and Allie Maahs out of the midfield and Elizabeth Stribling from the wing.  Genna Cooke was solid and tough protecting the backline.  A Maahs-Stribling partnership hit its stride in the fourth quarter.  The stand-out moment of the game came in the fourth quarter with the game still scoreless when the referee signaled a stroke (similar to a soccer penalty shot).  Kelley Gross was minding the sticks.  The Westfield shot was sure, but Gross was equal to the challenge; blocking the shot to keep the Bulldogs at bay. It remained that way until the final whistle that signaled an end to regulation time and the beginning of sudden death extra time.  Three minutes in, Durosko inserted to Hite on a corner.  Hite, under pressure, maneuvered for the shot and goal.  Woodson won 1-0!

Varsity Cross Country 

Cross Country at Burke Lake

The Girls Cross Country athletes ran tough and strong. Finishing the race were DeCarlo, Roux, Gilligan, Stokes, Eib, Smith, and Caraang.

The Boys Cross Country athletes ran hard as well. Finishers were Dawson, Schools, Hymans, Ramirez, McKernan, Miller, Wolf, Lockwood, Johnson, Cassata, Lee, O’Connor, Sullivan, Greenlee, and Laikin.

Varsity Golf

Co-Ed Golf Team won their first tournament against Lake Braddock and West Springfield last week.

Final scores in team stroke play:

W.T. Woodson 170 
Lake Braddock 171
West Springfield 213

W.T. Woodson golfers finished with the following players scores:

Ryan Gaugler - 47
Minchan Kim - 41
Tytan Matthews - 41
Tommy Stribling - 50
Raymond Kim - 43
Leo Lee - 45

Woodson Co-Ed Golf is 2-0 after first week of the season

March 9 Match Results vs. Fairfax High School

It was a hard-fought match, but Woodson fell short vs. Fairfax High School 153 - 171.  Big shoutout to today's top 6 scorers:

Alex Klein, 42
Minchan Kim, 43
Ryan Gaugler, 43
Tytan Matthews, 43
Raymond Kim, 43
Leo Lee, 43

The team is VERY consistent! The next match is scheduled for this Wednesday vs. Robinson.  

WTW RESOURCES Paying for College Virtual Workshop

College Access Fairfax, in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, is offering a free virtual Paying for College Workshop.

Wednesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM

Topics to be covered include: 

  • Understanding Cost of Attendance
  • What is Financial Aid
  • How/when do you apply for Financial Aid
  • What is considered in determining Financial Aid
  • Where you can go for help

Registration for this event is required as space is limited. You can access the registration form here. Registration will close 48 hours before the event. You will receive an email link to access the presentation approximately 24 hours prior to the start of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of March 24th, please email us at info@collegeaccessfairfax.org.  Emails received after 5:00 PM that day may not allow us enough time to add you to the program.

College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are sent out on Mondays. Newsletters can also be accessed here at your convenience. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

Save the date:

  • For Seniors who are enlisting in the military, Region 5 wide ASVAB Test at Westfield HS on Monday, April 12th, at 9 am. Please register here by March 19th, 2021.
  • 2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair April 19 – 30, 2021: HS Students will be able to connect with over 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. Additionally, students can attend college and career ready workshops and information sessions. For more info, please visit: https://www.fcps.edu/event/2021-virtual-career-exploration-fair
  • Academy Day 2021 on Saturday, April 24th, 10 am – 12 pm: Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students and their families to Academy Day 2021. Attendees will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. For more information, please visit this site.

College & Career Center Calendar – all upcoming events with registration information are listed on the calendar that students can access through their FCPS Google account.

2021 Virtual Teen Job Fairs

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will also be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The next job fair is Saturday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Students can register for the March 20 Job Fair.

2021 Congressional Art Competition

All interested students of the 11th Congressional District are encouraged to enter this year’s Congressional Art Competition. All entries will be displayed at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. The winning piece will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. The second-place entry will be exhibited at the Workhouse Arts Gallery for a year. Additional high-ranking pieces will be displayed in Congressman Connelly’s Capitol Hill and district offices.

Students do not need to create artwork specifically for this competition – they can submit any piece from their portfolio.  Paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, are just some of the media most commonly submitted. Feel free to think outside the box with your entries!

Each student can submit a maximum of two pieces.

A signature from an art teacher is NOT required.

To complete this year’s application package click here.

For application materials here.

For additional rules and regulations click here.

Submissions can be dropped off at the Congressman’s Fairfax office. Call in advance to schedule - Fairfax: (703) 256-3071.

Visit Congressman's Connolly's website for more information about the competition!

Entries are due Friday, April 30, 2021.

Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

Google Chrome Sync

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords is now available.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to do so in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

Math Center

Students can find the Math Center link at the top of the CAV KIOSK.

Set up an appointment for tutoring on the  Math Center’s Make An Appointment page.  We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays during the 2nd half of Learning Seminar and Lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  We are also open the first half of 5th period for Academy students who have a travel period or students with a study hall/release period.

Students may also come to Math Center  for tutoring via a BB course titled:  WHS Math Center 2020-21 (Walk-in Appointments).  Within the site, students will find a BBCU link to join. 

 Please email Mrs. Bell at kebell@fcps.edu with questions!

Writing Center is Open!

Students can meet with a tutor on Mondays between 10am and 2 pm, as well as during unencumbered returns.  After students schedule a time through the BlackBoard site, they will use the BBCU link on the site to enter the Writing Center and work with a tutor in a breakout session.  Students will be able to present their work so they can work through the writing easily. 

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

FUNDRAISERS Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours today at https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1894

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

Want to 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 Brocatofam@gmail.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

SENIOR LEGACY BRICKS - A special way to honor your WTW graduate

Senior parents, Don't forget to order your Senior Legacy Brick in honor of your graduating Senior (or for other family members who are W.T. Woodson alumni). These Bricks make excellent graduation gifts!! The Bricks will be installed in the courtyard between the main entrance and the auditorium entrance. We will strive to have them installed before the Senior Baccalaureate ceremony, but definitely before 2021 Graduation. 

You can order by filling out the Brick Order Form (found HERE) and sending your check to the mailing address indicated on the bottom of the order form. You can also pay online HERE and follow the instructions for what to engrave on the brick, or send a scanned copy of the order form to wptsobricks@gmail.com.

(We must have a copy of the order form on file to order the brick).

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine or Shane Gilbert at wptsobricks@gmail.com.

WeMail Input

Want to add to the WeMail? Add your inputs by Sunday before the Tuesday we sent out to this Google doc.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - March 12th

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Flocking our Seniors!  Recognizing the Class of 2021!

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, March 26th - 2 hour early release, end of 3rd quarter

Monday, March 29th through Friday, April 2nd - Spring Break Holidays

Monday, April 5th - Teacher Workday, No School for Students

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fairs - Saturday, March 13th
3. Daylight Saving Time Begins This Weekend
4. English 11 Writing SOL - Monday, March 15th
5. March Senior Social - Monday, March 15th
6. National Center for Women and Information Technology Winners
7. PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th
8. Flocking the Woodson Class of 2021
9. Diverse Books
10. Virtual Junior Parent Night - Wednesday, March 24th
11. College & Career Center News

PAST News but still important 
12. Applications Wanted for Student Representative to the School Board
13. College Partnership Program - Deadline Friday, March 19th
14. Paying For College Virtual Workshop - Wednesday, March 24th
15. Equity in Education Month
16. Woodson Athletic Event Livestream Info
17. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
18. Parent Technology Help Desk
19. Order the WTW 2021 Yearbook

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Hello from a beautiful Friday afternoon at Woodson!

The best part of this week was seeing more of our Cavaliers!  Whether students back in person or students with their cameras on at home!  Students have remarked how exciting it is to be back and teachers are thrilled to see more faces of the kids. Our monitors are settling in as they get to know the students so they can support them in person and our teachers who are at home.  

In our recent survey, several parents asked why we cannot require cameras to be on during class as this would help students to better engage, among other reasons. The reason is that there are privacy issues that arise when the cameras are on. Our division counsel reviewed this and took many weeks to make this determination. It is not one taken lightly. The idea of opting out was also discussed and determined to not be an acceptable alternative.  

Parents have also asked about the best way to get information on their student from teachers. Since most of our teachers have between 130-170 students, I encourage you to reach out to the teacher if you have concerns. Please allow 24-48 hours for the teacher to respond. Another avenue is a parent/teacher conference which can be set up through the counselor. 

I wish everyone a great weekend!  

Stay safe, stay well and stay connected,

Dr. Floyd

Concurrent Instruction at Woodson this week! Watch the latest episode of The Morning Show.

2. 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fairs

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will also be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The first two job fairs will be held on Saturday, March 13, from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Students can register for the March 13 Job Fair and the March 20 Job Fair.

3. Daylight Saving Time Begins: Move Your Clocks Ahead One Hour on Sunday

This Sunday, March 14, at 2 a.m., daylight saving time begins. Don’t forget to move your clocks ahead one hour!

4. English 11 Writing SOL

Students in English 11 classes who registered for the Writing SOL will take the test on Mondays, March 15th & 22nd (one component per day).

Please contact Kathleen Guinee, Assessment Coach at kpguinee@fcps.edu if you have questions.

5. March Senior Social - Monday, March 15th

Each month through the end of the school year, Woodson is planning in-person opportunities to celebrate the Class of 2021. 

Our second Senior Social will take place on Monday, March 15th from 12-1:30pm (weather reschedule date: Friday, March 19th at 3:30pm) in the Senior Parking Lot.  This month’s theme is “A Day of Luck.”

These monthly events will take place outside, socially distanced following all CDC guidelines including the mandate to wear a mask during the entire event. If a student experiences any COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of the event, please stay home.

Students can drive or walk to the event. We will have chairs set up 6 feet apart so that students can visit with each other, listen to music, and enjoy some treats. Students will want to dress for the weather and/or bring blankets.

We are asking for parents to provide a cans of whipped cream and individually packaged store-purchased treats for this event. Please use this SignUpGenius to let us know you are planning to drop off treats. 

Treat ideas - Individually packaged store-purchased Granola bars, Rice Crispy Treats, candy, candy bars, potato chips, popcorn, Hohos, cookies/crackers, etc.

6. National Center for Women and Information Technology Winners

Emand Seifu and Mera Seifu of Woodson High and Yabesra Ewnetu of Justice High were selected as 2021 National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Virginia affiliate winners for participating in computer-related extracurricular activities; leadership through teams, clubs, and teaching peers; and advancing their own computing experience and technical skills.

The students are part of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Impressionists group, an afterschool mentoring program that works with middle and high school minority girls interested in participating in career-related STEM activities. Through that organization, they have had the opportunity to facilitate their own STEM seminars. HackSIP, a hackathon financed with an NCWIT grant, teaches girls from around the country how to code using a microbit.

This summer, after securing a second NCWIT grant, the students will be hosting HackSIP2, a weeklong summer STEM camp for girls. Contact Angela DeHart at dehartstem@gmail.com.   

Check out the recent issue of the Cavalcade at wtwoodsoncavalcade.org.

7. PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19, WT Woodson High School tenth graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

The PSAT 10 Intent to Participate Google Form was emailed to parents on March 1st. The deadline to respond is Friday, March 19th.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10).

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS health and safety protocols for PSAT 10 administration are available online (https://www.fcps.edu/node/41891). 

If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at WT Woodson High School, please contact our Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee, kpguinee@fcps.edu. 

8. Flocking the Woodson Class of 2021

To recognize the Class of 2021, a group of parents fundraised and coordinated flocking all Woodson seniors with pink flamingos in their yards.  A special shout-out to Debbie Stackowicz for all of her efforts to lead this initiative.

If a senior wishes to not be flocked, please email woodsonclass2021@gmail.com, and send their address.  The flocking team will do their best respect the “no flock” request.

9. Diverse Books

This month the Equity Team will feature several photos from our faculty and staff, students, and parents reading diverse books in the Woodson Weekly. Please complete the Google form and share a picture of yourself with the diverse book that you are currently reading or plan on reading. Creating content that is diverse and inclusive is critical to learner success. Research has shown that diverse representation can help close gender and race gaps in education, and can create inclusive and productive course communities for all learners. Thus educators, parents, and guardians have an important role to play in creating diverse and inclusive content. If you are interested please share your photo using this Google form.

Fairfax Villa ES, Resource Teacher, Nicole Lee is reading Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki

Fairfax Villa ES Teacher, Jessica Davis, is reading Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen

Woodson Staff, Darlene Sheppard is reading Hidden Figures by Margot L. Shetterly to her granddaughter.

10. Virtual Junior Parent Night

Please mark your calendars for Woodson's Virtual Junior Parent Night on Wednesday, March 24th at 7 pm. The BBCU link will be sent out closer to the date.

Get helpful hints for your spring break college explorations, and discover what you need to know to make your post-secondary research and next steps easier and productive.

11. College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are posted on Mondays. The new College Padlet, Career Padlet and Military Padlet have resources for college and career exploration, and post-secondary planning. Questions? Please email me at cliebmosley@fcps.edu. Please see upcoming events below. 

  • Virtual Teen Job Fair this weekend: Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students. Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will also be available for younger students. Students can register for the March 13 Job Fair and the March 20 Job Fair.
  • Virtual Junior Night is on Wednesday, March 24th at 7 pm. The BBCU link will be sent out closer to the date. Get helpful hints for your spring break college explorations, and discover what you need to know to make your post-secondary research and next steps easier and productive. We are aware that this date coincides with the Paying for College Presentation that College Access Fairfax is offering. Please know that we are recording our Junior Parent Night in case you have a conflict. College Access Fairfax is offering additional Paying for College Presentations on April 13th and 20th. For more information, please visit: www.collegeaccessfairfax.org
  • 2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair April 19 – 30, 2021: HS Students will be able to connect with over 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. Additionally, students can attend college and career ready workshops and information sessions. For more info, please visit: https://www.fcps.edu/event/2021-virtual-career-exploration-fair

Noah and Jessica anchor this week's Morning Show.  The show includes Information about the upcoming pep rally, homecoming, and service to others.

PAST News - Still Important 12. Applications Wanted for Student Representative to the School Board for 2021-22 School Year, Deadline Is April 7

Each year, FCPS students can apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board. The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply, and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC). Applications are due by April 7. 

The application and more information are available online

13. College Partnership Program

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students who are traditionally underrepresented in college (i.e. first generation, African-American or Black, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged) in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access, and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school.

The CPP is now accepting applications. Students can only apply online with their FCPS G Suite account.  Applications are due by Friday, March 19th. You will find the translated applications in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish and Urdu. They can be found here.

Please email Ms. Jamie Korpacz at jlkorpacz@fcps.edu with questions.  

14. Paying for College Virtual Workshop

Is your student a current 9th, 10th or 11th grader?  Have you started thinking about his/her post-secondary educational experiences and how you will pay for them?

College Access Fairfax, in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, is offering a free virtual

Paying for College Workshop

Wednesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM

Topics to be covered include: 

  • Understanding Cost of Attendance
  • What is Financial Aid
  • How/when do you apply for Financial Aid
  • What is considered in determining Financial Aid
  • Where you can go for help

Registration for this event is required as space is limited. 

You can access the registration form here. Registration will close 48 hours before the event. You will receive an email link at access the presentation approximately 24 hours prior to the start of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of March 24th, please email us at info@collegeaccessfairfax.org.  Emails received after 5:00 PM that day may not allow us enough time to add you to the program.

15. Equity in Education Month

March is Equity in Education month. The Equity Committee wants to thank you for participating in Social Justice Book Club, as we recently finished our text How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

When we initially surveyed the Woodson community in August, White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo was the runner-up. There’s an interest in continuing the Social Justice Book Club; therefore, we will continue and start back up in April, following spring break.

Please complete the Google survey below if you are interested. The proposal right now is to discuss four chapters each month from April through June. If you have any questions, please email Dr. George Hewan at gkhewan@fcps.edu.

White Fragility Survey

16. Woodson Athletic Event Livestream Info

All of our Volleyball, Field Hockey and Football games this season will be livestreamed via the NFHS Network, so be sure to tune in to watch our Cavalier athletes!

You will need to create an account and then search for Woodson. All FCPS events on NFHS are free this year!

To see a schedule of Woodson sporting events, visit https://www.wtwoodsonsports.com/.

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/w-t-woodson-high-school-fairfax-va/gamdfb4edcea7

17. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

18. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

19. Order the 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

I can’t imagine a more significant time to purchase a relic of history and to celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers! 

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 tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

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 9th

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

TONIGHT, March 9; 6p.m.  - PTSO Meeting

Thursday, March 11 - Grade 10-11 in-person students return: last names L-Z

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Friday, March 26 - End of Third Quarter, 2 Hour Early Release

Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2 - Spring Break Holiday

Monday, April 5 - Teacher Workday - Student Holiday

Return to Campus News

Student Parking Permits - There is no charge for parking permits for the 2020-2021 school year.

Parking permit applications for 12th graders will begin today, Tuesday, March 2nd.  On Tuesday, March 9th, we will begin permits for 11th graders and any 10th graders who have a valid drivers license. Unlike other high schools, we have plenty of on-site school parking so all valid applications will be eligible for a permit.

Permit violations will not be enforced until the week of March 29th.

Apply for a Student Parking Permit.

Kiss and Ride - The morning and afternoon Kiss and Ride locations are in the front of the school, extending from Doors #1 to #3 and in the rear of the school by Doors #8 and #9. Please make sure that your child is dropped off before 8:00am. 

During the morning, students are only allowed to be dropped off at Kiss and Ride locations. Students are not allowed to be dropped off in the rear parking lot or in school parking spaces. The rear parking lot is for staff members and students who have purchased parking passes.

Lockers will not be issued. Students will need to keep everything with them during the school day, including their lunch. (Sports lockers will be available for athletes to store their equipment, but will only be accessible before and after school.)

What to Bring Each Day - Charged laptop, charger, headphones, refillable water bottle, masks

Breakfast and lunch will be available free of charge for all students daily.

FCPS Health and Safety Document - FCPS guidance on health procedures

Return to School  – FCPS Website for information on returning to school

Woodson's Return to School  - Woodson specific information on returning to school

THANK YOU to Woodson’s staff for their hard work and dedication to making sure the return to campus has been safe and successful.

PTSO NEWS PTSO Meeting TONIGHT

Please join us for tonight's virtual PTSO Meeting, 6p.m.  Link to attend 

Mock SAT/PSAT/ACT Tests Available Through C2 Education Fairfax

These tests are available on a date that fits your schedule and can be taken in-person or online. All proceeds support WTW PTSO. Details and link to sign up are under Fundraising below.

WTW NEWS & EVENTS Virtual Junior Parent Night

Woodson's Virtual Junior Parent Night will be held on Wednesday, March 24th at 7 pm. The BBCU link will be sent out closer to the date.

Get helpful hints for your spring break college explorations, and discover what you need to know to make your post-secondary research and next steps easier and productive.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Woodson HS is proud of the work our Woodson students do each year to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  This year our student led team is close to the goal of $190,000 and the campaign ends this weekend.  So, this is your week to support the cause!  To support this campaign, please log onto our  Student of the Year Campaign.  Our teens would love the support of the school they are representing!

Senior Flamingo Flocking Update

We have officially started flocking the WTW Class of 2021!

Flamingos and yard signs will be making their way to the home of every senior and as they do we have a couple of requests.

Please DO NOT MOVE THE FLAMINGOS🦩🦩

Each flamboyance has a dedicated “handler” who will make sure they get to the next senior.

Please be patient! We want every one of them (595) to experience the fun of having a flock of pink flamingos mysteriously appear at their home and we will do our best to work as quickly as we can.

Please follow us on Facebook Woodson 2021 Flock

Instagram WTW2021flock We’d love to see photos of your flock and your senior

Parents of Seniors - Graduation Announcements

It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! Announcements are sent to family and friends. Purchasing them is completely optional.

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19th, Woodson High School 10th graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

FCPS will cover the cost for any 10th grade student to take this test.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage.

Monday, April 19th has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS Health and Safety Protocols for PSAT 10 administration. If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at WT Woodson High School, please contact our Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee, kpguinee@fcps.edu.

Woodson Choral Boosters

We wanted to thank everyone who helped our Woodson Chorus staff and students in the production of our virtual Dessert-on-Broadway event!  And Thank You for the continued support of the Woodson Choral Boosters.  You can watch the Dessert-on-Broadway 2021 event on the Woodson Choral YouTube Channel.

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Woodson Athletic Event Livestream Info

All of WTW’s Volleyball, Field Hockey and Football games this season are being  live-streamed via the NFHS Network.NFHS Link

You will need to create an account and then search for Woodson. All FCPS events on NFHS are free this year!

See the schedules for all Woodson sporting events here: Woodson High School Sports

Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

Woodson Parents and Guardians, please communicate to your students that if they do not have a scheduled in-season practice or an out-of-season workout, then they should not be using Woodson athletic facilities.

Cav Winter Varsity Sports Updates

Varsity Field Hockey

Woodson Cavaliers vs Mt Vernon Majors, MARCH 3, 2021

Evening temperatures were chilly as the Woodson Varsity field hockey team traveled to the Mt Vernon Majors, but no one paid any attention.  Sitting in the stands that night as the girls did their warm-ups; hearing the crack of sticks and seeing familiar faces, albeit covered by masks and socially distanced, provided an excitement that relegated the temperature to an afterthought.  It seemed more than fifteen months indicated by the calendar since the final competitive match of the 2019 season.  It was an understatement to say everyone was thrilled with the return of Woodson Field Hockey.  A short, shrill whistle began the season with Woodson immediately on the front foot.  The first attack began off the stick of Allie Maahs to Elizabeth Stribling with a drive down the visitors' sideline.  Katie Williams eventually found Gwyneth Durosko for a tap-in goal.  Williams then provided the assist to add Stribling’s point to the scoresheet. Elia Kim showed her defensive strength making two interceptions off Mt Vernon free hits.  Zoe Hite fearlessly attacked and scored the third Cavalier goal.  Audrey Fisher led an aggressive and energized midfield.  Kyleigh Poot organized the back line and covered for her defenders.  In the end, Woodson was on-top 3-0.  The team is captained by seniors: Gwyneth Durosko, Zoe Hite, Allie Maahs, and Katie Williams.  Two freshmen join the Varsity team this season including Julia Oleyar and Alex Walrath.  Go Cavaliers!

Varsity Boys Cross Country and Track and Field

Our Cav Tony Emil competed and was crowned State Champion in High Jump.  Our 4x800m Girls team took 2nd at States with Caroline Jones, Paige, Josie, and Caroline Poole after having to run TWICE under very unusual circumstances.

Woodson Cross Country last Thursday competed on a course at South County on a very windy day.  

Girls competitors Levi, Hammond, Gibbons, Rumbaugh, Yi, Cronin, Avera, Weston, and Hadikusumo completed the course for the Cavs.

Boys competitors Marvin, McLeese, Smith, Rade, Loomis, Namez, Hite, Bazemore, Conway, Byman, Ho , Duong, and Job completed the course for the Cavs.

Varsity Football

The Football team has begun action this season, so far playing against Annandale Away and South County at Home.

The Cav Seniors and their families were honored for their hard work and dedication this past Friday night at Pat Cunningham Stadium, aka The Pat.

Thank you Xavier Barry, Zack Chambers, Nico Zamora, Adam Ely, Alex Kim, Anthony Meaders, Andrew Mpalang, Ben Auer, Bradley Brewington, Caiden Pastian, Carlos Salama, Collin Wilson, Connor Stackiewicz, Gavin Danek, John Quigley, Jon Clanor, Matt Kim, Max Weiss, David Wu, Mikey D’Alessandro, Moe Raff, Noel Roh, Nathan Allison, Sean Duble, and Will McCormack for all of your efforts representing the Cavs.

Varsity Dance Team

Our Cav Varsity Dance Team Senior members and families were honored this past Friday night at the Woodson-South County football game at The Pat.  Thank you so much to the following Seniors for the dedication and commitment in the Dance Team Program through the years: Emmah McCollum, Olivia Hurlebaus, Loryn Anderson, Danielle Gipson, Erica Park, Gracie Gelman, and Eve McGuire.

Varsity Cheer

Cav Varsity Cheerleading celebrated the efforts of the Cheer Team and their families this past Friday night at The Pat with Senior Appreciation Night.  We salute and thank Seniors Kayla Koldys and Jill Brennan!

WTW RESOURCES Paying for College Virtual Workshop

College Access Fairfax, in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, is offering a free virtual Paying for College Workshop.

Wednesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM

Topics to be covered include: 

  • Understanding Cost of Attendance
  • What is Financial Aid
  • How/when do you apply for Financial Aid
  • What is considered in determining Financial Aid
  • Where you can go for help

Registration for this event is required as space is limited. You can access the registration form here. Registration will close 48 hours before the event. You will receive an email link to access the presentation approximately 24 hours prior to the start of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of March 24th, please email us at info@collegeaccessfairfax.org.  Emails received after 5:00 PM that day may not allow us enough time to add you to the program.

2021 Virtual Teen Job Fairs

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will also be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The first two job fairs will be held on Saturday, March 13, from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Students can register for the March 13 Job Fair and the March 20 Job Fair.

2021 Congressional Art Competition

All interested students of the 11th Congressional District are encouraged to enter this year’s Congressional Art Competition. All entries will be displayed at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. The winning piece will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. The second-place entry will be exhibited at the Workhouse Arts Gallery for a year. Additional high-ranking pieces will be displayed in Congressman Connelly’s Capitol Hill and district offices.

Students do not need to create artwork specifically for this competition – they can submit any piece from their portfolio.  Paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, are just some of the media most commonly submitted. Feel free to think outside the box with your entries!

Each student can submit a maximum of two pieces.

A signature from an art teacher is NOT required.

To complete this year’s application package click here.

For application materials here.

For additional rules and regulations click here.

Submissions can be dropped off at the Congressman’s Fairfax office. Call in advance to schedule - Fairfax: (703) 256-3071.

Visit Congressman's Connolly's website for more information about the competition!

Entries are due Friday, April 30, 2021.

Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are sent out on Mondays. Newsletters can also be accessed here at your convenience. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

Save the date:

  • For Seniors who are enlisting in the military, Region 5 wide ASVAB Test at Westfield HS on Monday, April 12th, at 9 am. Please register here by March 19th, 2021.
  • Academy Day 2021 on Saturday, April 24th, 10 am – 12 pm: Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students and their families to Academy Day 2021. Attendees will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. For more information, please visit this site.

College & Career Center Calendar – all upcoming events with registration information are listed on the calendar that students can access through their FCPS Google account.

Google Chrome Sync

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords is now available.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to do so in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

Math Center

Students can find the Math Center link at the top of the CAV KIOSK.

Set up an appointment for tutoring on the  Math Center’s Make An Appointment page.  We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays during the 2nd half of Learning Seminar and Lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  We are also open the first half of 5th period for Academy students who have a travel period or students with a study hall/release period.

Students may also come to Math Center  for tutoring via a BB course titled:  WHS Math Center 2020-21 (Walk-in Appointments).  Within the site, students will find a BBCU link to join. 

 Please email Mrs. Bell at kebell@fcps.edu with questions!

Writing Center is Open!

Students can meet with a tutor on Mondays between 10am and 2 pm, as well as during unencumbered returns.  After students schedule a time through the BlackBoard site, they will use the BBCU link on the site to enter the Writing Center and work with a tutor in a breakout session.  Students will be able to present their work so they can work through the writing easily. 

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

FUNDRAISERS Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours today at https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1894

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

Want to 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 Brocatofam@gmail.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

SENIOR LEGACY BRICKS - A special way to honor your WTW graduate

Senior parents, Don't forget to order your Senior Legacy Brick in honor of your graduating Senior (or for other family members who are W.T. Woodson alumni). These Bricks make excellent graduation gifts!! The Bricks will be installed in the courtyard between the main entrance and the auditorium entrance. We will strive to have them installed before the Senior Baccalaureate ceremony, but definitely before 2021 Graduation. 

You can order by filling out the Brick Order Form (found HERE) and sending your check to the mailing address indicated on the bottom of the order form. You can also pay online HERE and follow the instructions for what to engrave on the brick, or send a scanned copy of the order form to wptsobricks@gmail.com.

(We must have a copy of the order form on file to order the brick).

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine or Shane Gilbert at wptsobricks@gmail.com.

WeMail Input

Want to add to the WeMail? Add your inputs by Sunday before the Tuesday we sent out to this Google doc.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - March 5th

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Dessert on Broadway 2021 – A Show Like No Other! This year, we’re going virtual!  The show will air on the Woodson Chorus YouTube channel on Friday, March 5th and Saturday, March 6th at 7 p.m. (Pictured above are the DOB Seniors)

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, March 8th - Staff Development Day, No School for Students

Friday, March 26th - 2 hour early release, end of 3rd quarter

Monday, March 29th through Friday, April 2nd - Spring Break Holidays

Monday, April 5th - Teacher Workday, No School for Students

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Equity in Education Month
3. March Senior Social - Monday, March 15th
4. Woodson Athletic Event Livestream Info
5. Diverse Books
6. Virtual Junior Parent Night
7. College & Career Center News
8. Paying For College Virtual Workshop
9. Applications Wanted for Student Representative to the School Board

PAST News but still important 
10. College Partnership Program
11. English 11 Writing SOL
12. PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th
13. 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fairs
14. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
15. Parent Technology Help Desk
16. Order the WTW 2021 Yearbook

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good windy afternoon Woodson families!

This week has felt a bit contradictory. I’ve come to work in a winter parka, watched the wind blow fiercely and yet it feel like it is August with the start of in-person school. We have worked to acclimate our 9th graders to Woodson while planning celebrations for the seniors. I’m thoroughly looking forward to seeing the sophomores and juniors starting Tuesday!  

Virtual students - We want to see you on our big screens in our classrooms. Now is the time to use your camera so we can see all of our Cavaliers' faces!

What is “normal” to the start of school is fall sports - football, volleyball, cheer, pep band and field hockey. Tonight we host the first home football of the season. With COVID restrictions, we cannot allow general admission; however, you can watch this game and any other game on the field or gym through the NFHS network. There is more information further down in this Woodson Weekly describing how to log on to watch our events. We are working to have something similar in the auditorium. Stay tuned!

Spring break and the end of 3rd quarter are only 3 weeks away. It is hard to believe we are starting in person learning only to go out on break. If your son/daughter requires any assistance to complete 3rd quarter assignments please reach out to teachers as soon as possible!  

After spring break we should have information on Prom and Graduation, so hold tight, it is coming!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Dr. Floyd

Concurrent Instruction at Woodson this week! Watch the latest episode of The Morning Show.

2. Equity in Education Month

March is Equity in Education month. The Equity Committee wants to thank you for participating in Social Justice Book Club, as we recently finished our text How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi.

When we initially surveyed the Woodson community in August, White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo was the runner-up. There’s an interest in continuing the Social Justice Book Club; therefore, we will continue and start back up in April, following spring break.

Please complete the Google survey below if you are interested. The proposal right now is to discuss four chapters each month from April through June. If you have any questions, please email Dr. George Hewan at gkhewan@fcps.edu.

White Fragility Survey

3. March Senior Social - Monday, March 15th

Each month through the end of the school year, Woodson is planning in-person opportunities to celebrate the Class of 2021. 

Our second Senior Social will take place on Monday, March 15th from 12-1:30pm (weather reschedule date: Friday, March 19th at 3:30pm) in the Senior Parking Lot.  This month’s theme is “A Day of Luck.”

These monthly events will take place outside, socially distanced following all CDC guidelines including the mandate to wear a mask during the entire event. If a student experiences any COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of the event, please stay home.

Students can drive or walk to the event. We will have chairs set up 6 feet apart so that students can visit with each other, listen to music, and enjoy some treats. Students will want to dress for the weather and/or bring blankets.

We are asking for parents to provide a cans of whipped cream and individually packaged store-purchased treats for this event. Please use this SignUpGenius to let us know you are planning to drop off treats. 

Treat ideas - Individually packaged store-purchased Granola bars, Rice Crispy Treats, candy, candy bars, potato chips, popcorn, Hohos, cookies/crackers, etc.

Please drop off at the school office between 8am-3pm Monday, March 8th through Friday, March 12th.

4. Woodson Athletic Event Livestream Info

All of our Volleyball, Field Hockey and Football games this season will be livestreamed via the NFHS Network, so be sure to tune in to watch our Cavalier athletes!

You will need to create an account and then search for Woodson. All FCPS events on NFHS are free this year!

To see a schedule of Woodson sporting events, visit https://www.wtwoodsonsports.com/.

https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/w-t-woodson-high-school-fairfax-va/gamdfb4edcea7

5. Diverse Books

This month the Equity Team will feature several photos from our faculty and staff, students, and parents reading diverse books in the Woodson Weekly. Please complete out the Google form and share a picture of yourself with the diverse book that you are currently reading or plan on reading. Creating content that is diverse and inclusive is critical to learner success. Research has shown that diverse representation can help close gender and race gaps in education, and can create inclusive and productive course communities for all learners. Thus educators, parents, and guardians have an important role to play in creating diverse and inclusive content. If you are interested please share your photo using this Google form.

PE Teacher Mr. Redmond is currently reading The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

Woodson parent Ms. Jackson is currently reading The Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison

Language Arts Coordinator, Dr. Whitlock is currently reading Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy by Gholdy Muhammad.

6. Virtual Junior Parent Night

Please mark your calendars for Woodson's Virtual Junior Parent Night on Thursday, March 24th at 7 pm. The BBCU link will be sent out closer to the date.

Get helpful hints for your spring break college explorations, and discover what you need to know to make your post-secondary research and next steps easier and productive.

7. College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are posted on Mondays. The new College Padlet, Career Padlet and Military Padlet have resources for college and career exploration, and post-secondary planning. Questions? Please email me at cliebmosley@fcps.edu. Please see upcoming events below. 

  • Army Recruiter is visiting on Monday, March 8th at 2 pm. Please email me at cliebmosley@fcps.edu  to register and get the BBCU link.
  • Seniors, have you received your financial aid award letters? Now is the time to carefully consider your options and select the types of aid and college that are the best fit for you. College Access of Fairfax is here to help! Please join their Understanding Financial Award Letters Webinar on March 10th, 2021 at 7 pm: Understanding Financial Award Letters Flyer
  • Junior Parents, please mark your calendars! Virtual Junior Parent Night is on Thursday, March 24th at 7 pm. The BBCU link will be sent out closer to the date. Get helpful hints for your spring break college explorations, and discover what you need to know to make your post-secondary research and next steps easier and productive.
8. Paying for College Virtual Workshop

Is your student a current 9th, 10th or 11th grader?  Have you started thinking about his/her post-secondary educational experiences and how you will pay for them?

College Access Fairfax, in partnership with Fairfax County Public Schools, is offering a free virtual

Paying for College Workshop

Wednesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM

Topics to be covered include: 

  • Understanding Cost of Attendance
  • What is Financial Aid
  • How/when do you apply for Financial Aid
  • What is considered in determining Financial Aid
  • Where you can go for help

Registration for this event is required as space is limited. 

You can access the registration form here. Registration will close 48 hours before the event. You will receive an email link at access the presentation approximately 24 hours prior to the start of the event.  If you have not received the link by the morning of March 24th, please email us at info@collegeaccessfairfax.org.  Emails received after 5:00 PM that day may not allow us enough time to add you to the program.

The Woodson Crew Team practices on the outdoor tennis courts after school.

9. Applications Wanted for Student Representative to the School Board for 2021-22 School Year, Deadline Is April 7

Each year, FCPS students can apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board. The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools. 

Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply, and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC). Applications are due by April 7. 

The application and more information are available online

PAST News - Still Important 10. College Partnership Program

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students who are traditionally underrepresented in college (i.e. first generation, African-American or Black, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged) in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access, and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school.

The CPP is now accepting applications. Students can only apply online with their FCPS G Suite account.  Applications are due by Friday, March 19th. You will find the translated applications in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish and Urdu. They can be found here.

Please email Ms. Jamie Korpacz at jlkorpacz@fcps.edu with questions.  

11. English 11 Writing SOL

Students in English 11 classes who registered for the Writing SOL will take the test on Mondays, March 15th & 22nd (one component per day).

Please contact Kathleen Guinee, Assessment Coach at kpguinee@fcps.edu if you have questions.

12. PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19th, Woodson High School tenth graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

FCPS will cover the cost for any tenth grade student to take this test.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10).

Monday, April 19th has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

A form to register your student will be sent on or before March 1st. The deadline to respond is Friday, March 19th.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS health and safety protocols for PSAT 10 administration are available online (https://www.fcps.edu/node/41891). 

13. 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fairs

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will also be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The first two job fairs will be held on Saturday, March 13, from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Students can register for the March 13 Job Fair and the March 20 Job Fair.

14. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

15. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

16. Order the 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

I can’t imagine a more significant time to purchase a relic of history and to celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers! 

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 tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

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 2nd

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

Thursday, March 4 - Grade 9-12 in-person students return: last names L-Z

Friday, March 5 - 2 Hour Early Release

 

NEXT WEEK

Monday, March 8 - Staff Development Day - No School for Students

Tuesday, March 9 - Grade 10-11 in-person students return: last names A-K

Tuesday, March 9; 6:30 p.m.  - PTSO Meeting

Thursday, March 11 - Grade 10-11 in-person students return: last names L-Z

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Friday, March 26 - End of Third Quarter, 2 Hour Early Release

Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2 - Spring Break Holiday

Monday, April 5 - Teacher Workday - Student Holiday

Return to Campus News

Schedule - 

Tuesday, March 2 - Grades 9th and 12th in-person students returned

Tuesday, March 9 - Grades 10th and 11th in-person students return

In-person students with last names A-K attend on Tuesdays, Wednesdays

In-person students with last names L-Z attend on Thursdays, Fridays

Student Parking Permits - There is no charge for parking permits for the 2020-2021 school year.

Parking permit applications for 12th graders will begin today, Tuesday, March 2nd.  On Tuesday, March 9th, we will begin permits for 11th graders and any 10th graders who have a valid drivers license. Unlike other high schools, we have plenty of on-site school parking so all valid applications will be eligible for a permit.

Permit violations will not be enforced until the week of March 29th.

Apply for a Student Parking Permit.

Kiss and Ride - The morning and afternoon Kiss and Ride locations are in the front of the school, extending from Doors #1 to #3 and in the rear of the school by Doors #8 and #9. Please make sure that your child is dropped off before 8:00am. 

During the morning, students are only allowed to be dropped off at Kiss and Ride locations. Students are not allowed to be dropped off in the rear parking lot or in school parking spaces. The rear parking lot is for staff members and students who have purchased parking passes.

Lockers will not be issued. Students will need to keep everything with them during the school day, including their lunch. (Sports lockers will be available for athletes to store their equipment, but will only be accessible before and after school.)

What to Bring Each Day - Charged laptop, charger, headphones, refillable water bottle

Breakfast and lunch will be available free of charge for all students daily.

FCPS Health and Safety Document - FCPS guidance on health procedures

Return to School  – FCPS Website for information on returning to school

Woodson's Return to School  - Woodson specific information on returning to school

Woodson’s staff has been working incredibly hard to have a successful return to campus. Please show them patience and grace as any kinks are worked out during the coming weeks.

PTSO NEWS THANK YOU for the lunch donations!

As you can see in the photos, our Woodson community came through in a big way for our teachers and staff by donating prepackaged food for their grab-no-go lunch during training last week. The teachers were very appreciative, and it helped them feel welcomed back into the building.

A BIG thank you also to Meri Farling and Teresa LeMair for planning and coordinating the whole event!

March PTSO Meeting Tuesday, March 9

Join us for the next PTSO virtual meeting on Tuesday, March 9th at 6:30pm on Google Meet.  Join at this link.

Mock SAT/PSAT/ACT Tests Available Through C2 Education Fairfax

These tests are available on a date that fits your schedule and can be taken in-person or online. All proceeds support WTW PTSO. Details and link to sign up are under Fundraising below.

WTW NEWS & EVENTS Senior Flamingo Flocking Project Fully Funded!

Thank you to the parents, friends, family and community that have supported and donated to the Class of 2021 flocking project! Flocks should be seen as soon as the end of this week.

When you see a flock at a senior's home, please DO NOT MOVE THE FLAMINGOS! We have a team of volunteers who will make sure they get to the next senior!

Email to volunteer to help deliver the flocks- WoodsonClass2021@gmail.com

Parents of Seniors - Graduation Announcements

It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! 

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19th, Woodson High School 10th graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

FCPS will cover the cost for any 10th grade student to take this test.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage.

Monday, April 19th has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS Health and Safety Protocols for PSAT 10 administration. If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at WT Woodson High School, please contact our Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee, kpguinee@fcps.edu.

Woodson Choral Boosters

This year’s Dessert on Broadway is going virtual!  The 32nd annual show will air on the Woodson Chorus YouTube channel on Friday, March 5th and Saturday, March 6th at 7 p.m. (Following the premieres, the link will be made available for viewing on-demand.) 

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

2021 Teen Summer Production Camps Overview and schedule (open for ages 12-18)

Radio camps overview:  As part of our Radio Camps, students will learn the use of our WRLD radio studio equipment (audio board, mics, tapes, and recording decks) and learn the procedures on how to conduct a radio show at our station.  During the camp, students will work in creating individual show segments such as, news reports, traffic updates, or specific student-selected themes.  Together with their fellow students, they will works towards the goal of creating a pre-recorded 1-hour radio show. 

TV Camps overview:  FPA offers three distinct versions of the television production camps.  An indoor television studio production camp, a field production documentary-style camp and a post-production camp, focusing in teaching the use of Adobe Premiere and the role of a video editor.  As part of each TV 101 Camp, students will learn the core equipment functions, crew positions and requirements, and the numerous planning steps

Additional information regarding our programs are available online at www.fcac.org and further assistance or copies of our catalogs are available upon request by contacting us at the Training Department.

Contact: Jay Erausquin / FPA-Director of Training / 571-749-1102 / jerausquin@fcac.org

FUNDRAISERS Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours today at https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1894

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

Want to 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 Brocatofam@gmail.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

SENIOR LEGACY BRICKS - A special way to honor your WTW graduate

Senior parents, Don't forget to order your Senior Legacy Brick in honor of your graduating Senior (or for other family members who are W.T. Woodson alumni). These Bricks make excellent graduation gifts!! The Bricks will be installed in the courtyard between the main entrance and the auditorium entrance. We will strive to have them installed before the Senior Baccalaureate ceremony, but definitely before 2021 Graduation. 

You can order by filling out the Brick Order Form (found HERE) and sending your check to the mailing address indicated on the bottom of the order form. You can also pay online HERE and follow the instructions for what to engrave on the brick, or send a scanned copy of the order form to wptsobricks@gmail.com.

(We must have a copy of the order form on file to order the brick).

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine or Shane Gilbert at wptsobricks@gmail.com.

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

Woodson Parents and Guardians, please communicate to your students that if they do not have a scheduled in-season practice or an out-of-season workout, then they should not be using Woodson athletic facilities.

Cav Winter Varsity Sports Updates

The condensed Fall Sports Season has begun. Stay tuned for updates! :)

Gymnastics

Congratulations to our Cav Jill Brennan who placed 2nd on beam at the VHSL gymnastics meet.

Varsity Boys Swim and Dive

Congrats to the Boys who finished as VHSL Class 6 State Runners-Up!  Our Cav Aiken Do had an individual win in the 100 Free.

Varsity Girls Swim and Dive

Congrats to the Girls who finished in 5th Place VHSL Class 6.

Woodson Swim and Dive capped off the season as the only High School to have both of their teams in the Top 5!

Watch all of Woodson's HOME athletic events on the Woodson Broadcast Studio channel on YouTube. AWAY contests are streamed on the host-schools’ YouTube channels.

WTW RESOURCES Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are sent out on Mondays. Newsletters can also be accessed here at your convenience. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

Save the date:

  • For Seniors who are enlisting in the military, Region 5 wide ASVAB Test at Westfield HS on Monday, April 12th, at 9 am. Please register here by March 19th, 2021.
  • Academy Day 2021 on Saturday, April 24th, 10 am – 12 pm: Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students and their families to Academy Day 2021. Attendees will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. For more information, please visit this site.

College & Career Center Calendar – all upcoming events with registration information are listed on the calendar that students can access through their FCPS Google account.

Google Chrome Sync

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords is now available.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to do so in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

Woodson Library Curbside Pickup 

Students who place a hold on an available book by Friday at noon can pick up that book on the following Monday between 10 am and 2 pm from a cart outside of the main entrance or just inside of Door 1 if it is raining. Students may place up to five (5) holds.   

Students can use their FCPSSchools.net account or go to our Woodson Virtual Library site to learn how to place a hold.   

Questions?  Contact Mrs. Linski at mllinski@fcps.edu or Mrs. Anderson at msanderson@fcps.edu

Math Center

Students can find the Math Center link at the top of the CAV KIOSK.

Set up an appointment for tutoring on the  Math Center’s Make An Appointment page.  We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays during the 2nd half of Learning Seminar and Lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  We are also open the first half of 5th period for Academy students who have a travel period or students with a study hall/release period.

Students may also come to Math Center  for tutoring via a BB course titled:  WHS Math Center 2020-21 (Walk-in Appointments).  Within the site, students will find a BBCU link to join. 

 Please email Mrs. Bell at kebell@fcps.edu with questions!

Writing Center is Open!

Students can meet with a tutor on Mondays between 10am and 2 pm, as well as during unencumbered returns.  After students schedule a time through the BlackBoard site, they will use the BBCU link on the site to enter the Writing Center and work with a tutor in a breakout session.  Students will be able to present their work so they can work through the writing easily. 

WeMail Input

Want to add to the WeMail? Add your inputs by Sunday before the Tuesday we sent out to this Google doc.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - February 26th

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FCPS Superintendent Brabrand and School Board Member Megan McLaughlin (Braddock District) stopped by Woodson to visit classrooms and Partnership Class this week.  Watch the video of his visit!

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, March 5th - 2 hour early release

Monday, March 8th - Staff Development Day, No School for Students

Friday, March 26th - 2 hour early release, end of 3rd quarter

Monday, March 29th through Friday, April 2nd - Spring Break Holidays

Monday, April 5th - Teacher Workday, No School for Students

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. New Bell Schedule
3. English 11 Writing SOL
4. PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th
5. Cav Congress Guest Speaker
6. Orchestra Open Mic Night
7. Dessert on Broadway
8. Senior Flamingo Flocking Project Fully Funded
9. College Partnership Program
10. College & Career Center News
11. News from Athletics

PAST News but still important 
12. Google Chrome Sync
13. 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fairs
14. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
15. Parent Technology Help Desk
16. Order the WTW 2021 Yearbook

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon Woodson Families:

Our teachers returned to the building this week!  We are so thankful to our PTSO for their incredible generosity in providing Grab & Go "stuff your desk" snacks to our staff in preparation for concurrent instruction.

If your student is returning to the building in the next phase, please make sure your Health Commitment form has been completed and send your Cavalier back with a fully charged laptop. Check your email as we have sent several updates.  If you have not been receiving these updates and you are expecting your child to return in person next week, please contact me as soon as possible at cefloyd@fcps.edu.

If your student remains virtual, we will see you on our big screens in classrooms. Now is the time to use your camera so we can see all of our Cavaliers' faces!

Enjoy the weekend, I’m hoping the rain will bring spring flowers!

Dr. Floyd

Woodson faculty and staff celebrated Black History Month with a Grab & Go luncheon and enjoyed this display of some African American Firsts created by administrative assistant Ms. Sheppard.

2. New Bell Schedule

Students will learn their lunch shifts during 5th and 6th periods.

3. English 11 Writing SOL

Students in English 11 classes who registered for the Writing SOL will take the test on Monday, March 1 (both components in one day) or Mondays, March 15th & 22nd (one component per day).

Please contact Kathleen Guinee, Assessment Coach at kpguinee@fcps.edu if you have questions.

4. PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19th, Woodson High School tenth graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

FCPS will cover the cost for any tenth grade student to take this test.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10).

Monday, April 19th has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

A form to register your student will be sent on or before March 1st.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS health and safety protocols for PSAT 10 administration are available online (https://www.fcps.edu/node/41891). 

THANK YOU, PTSO for your generous donations for the staff Grab & Go snacks! We are so grateful for these treats!

5. Cav Congress Guest Speaker

On Monday, February 22nd, second year Virginia Commonwealth University, doctoral student Ms. Kori Nicolai, was the guest speaker at Cav Congress.

Ms. Nicolai is part of a project that won a $50,000 grant from the W.T. Foundation and was awarded a fellowship from the Southern Regional Education Board. Ms. Nicolai’s research focuses on student motivation, ethnic identity, and belonging. She is a member of the Holmes Scholars program and is the secretary and treasurer.

Woodson students enjoyed hearing Ms. Nicolai’s story: a detailed look at her experience as a student, from her upbringing as the only Latina family in a North Dakota town, to her experience of greater diversity when she moved to Virginia, to her post-high school educational path of community college, to transferring to James Madison University, and now as a doctoral student at VCU. Ms. Nicolai shared the many ways her research and service work relate to equity, student motivation, and student voice.

6. Orchestra Open Mic Night

Tri-M Music Honor Society cordially invites you to our first virtual Open Mic Night, titled Love is in the Air. (Happy Belated Valentine’s Day!)

Feel free to enjoy some awesome music as your schedule allows – what a perfect to start the weekend. I’m sure students would love to see your cheers and messages. It will be premiered through our channel here:

https://youtu.be/1n4jiHEsNfQ

The production was done by students, from start to finish. It features honor society members on many, many different instruments – voice, piano, ukulele, strings, wind instruments, you name them! Students have put a lot of hours, polishing, and effort into each act.

Orchestra Director Bomin Collins is so excited to share the students' creativity and talent, and hope this brings musical joy and positivity all around you.

7. Dessert on Broadway

It’s time to get ready for Dessert on Broadway 2021 – A Show Like No Other! Here’s all the information you need to enjoy the show and support our students!

This year, we’re going virtual!  The show will air on the Woodson Chorus YouTube channel on Friday, March 5th and Saturday, March 6th at 7 p.m. (Following the premieres, the link will be made available for viewing on-demand.) 

A few students took the time to put together a great promotional video – you can view it here.  

For further details, please visit the Woodson Chorus website.  To make a financial contribution to help offset our costs, please visit the Woodson Chorus sponsorship page

We hope you enjoy the show!

8. Senior Flamingo Flocking Project Fully Funded!

To the parents, friends, family and community that have supported the project. To the class of 2021 parents who kindly donated! We are so very grateful to them. We will get organized and flocks should be seen as soon as the end of next week we hope.

When you see a flock at a senior's home, please DO NOT MOVE THE FLAMINGOS! We have a team of volunteers who will make sure they get to the next senior!

9. College Partnership Program

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students who are traditionally underrepresented in college (i.e. first generation, African-American or Black, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged) in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access, and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school.

The CPP is now accepting applications. Students can only apply online with their FCPS G Suite account.  Applications are due by Friday, March 19th. You will find the translated applications in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Korean, Spanish and Urdu. They can be found here.

There will be a virtual information session for students and parents on Monday, March 1st at 3:15pmPlease use this link to join. Please email Ms. Jamie Korpacz at jlkorpacz@fcps.edu with questions.  

10. College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are sent out on Mondays. Newsletters can also be accessed here at your convenience. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

  • Navy Recruiter is visiting on Monday, March 1st at 2 pm. Please email me at cliebmosley@fcps.edu to register and get the BBCU link.
  • The NOVA Student Perspective Spotlight on Monday, March 1st, 1 – 2 pm provides insight into the transition from HS to NOVA to a 4-year college (GMU). Students will have the opportunity for hear from a NOVA alum and ask questions. To register, sign up here.  
  • New College Access Fairfax Offerings in March 2021 (HS): Understanding Financial Award Letters Flyer (March 10, 2021) and Paying for College Flyer (March 24, 2021)

Save the date:

  • For Seniors who are enlisting in the military, Region 5 wide ASVAB Test at Westfield HS on Monday, April 12th, at 9 am. Please register here by March 19th, 2021.
  • Academy Day 2021 on Saturday, April 24th, 10 am – 12 pm: Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students and their families to Academy Day 2021. Attendees will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. For more information, please visit this site.
11. News from Athletics

Congratulations to the boys swim and dive team!  They are the 2021 VHSL State runners-up. Junior Aiken Do (pictured above) is the state champion in 100 Free.

Congratulations to Jill Brennan for placing 2nd at the VHSL gymnastics meet on beam last weekend!

Congratulations to our girls relay team for winning 1st place in the Patriot District and 1st place in Occoquan Region for the 4 x 800m relay.

PAST News - Still Important 12. Google Chrome Sync

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords will be available as an option starting on February 18th.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to do so in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

13. 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fairs

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will also be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The first two job fairs will be held on Saturday, March 13, from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Students can register for the March 13 Job Fair and the March 20 Job Fair.

14. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

15. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

16. Order the 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

I can’t imagine a more significant time to purchase a relic of history and to celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers! 

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 tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

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

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

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

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

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

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

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

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

Important Schedule Updates - WTW PTSO WeMail, February 23rd

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, February 23; 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Thursday, February 25; 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Collection of donations for teachers’ lunch - Details and signup under PTSO News

Thursday, February 25 - Hybrid training for teachers - Asynchronous Learning Day for all students 

Thursday, February 25; 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Optional self-guided building tour and orientation for freshman and new students; medication drop-off

Friday, February 26 - Hybrid training for teachers - Asynchronous Learning Day for all students

Friday, February 26 - Deadline for parents of in-person students to submit Parent Health Commitment Forms through ParentVUE (on your computer not mobile device)

NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, March 2 - Grade 9-12 in-person students return: last names A-K

Thursday, March 4 - Grade 9-12 in-person students return: last names L-Z

Friday, March 5 - 2 Hour Early Release

LOOKING AHEAD

Monday, March 8 - School Planning Day - No School for Students

Tuesday, March 9 - Grade 10-11 in-person students return: last names A-K

Tuesday, March 9; 6:30 p.m.  - PTSO Meeting

Thursday, March 11 - Grade 10-11 in-person students return: last names L-Z

Return to Campus News

The building will be open to freshman and new students for optional self-guided tours on February 25 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. (Medications for in-person students will be collected at Door 14 during this time as well.)

Tuesday, March 2 - Grades 9th and 12th in-person students return

Tuesday, March 9 - Grades 10th and 11th in-person students return

In-person students with last names A-K will attend on Tuesdays, Wednesdays

In-person students with last names L-Z will attend on Thursdays, Fridays

Bus route information has been posted in ParentVue. Double check the information the day before your student returns to school for the most up-to-date information. 

All students will keep their same schedules and teachers after the transition to in-person instruction. Thanks to Dr. Floyd and her staff for working hard to provide this stability for our students. Emails have been sent to parents regarding any of their children’s teachers who are remaining virtual. 

Lockers will not be issued. Students will need to keep everything with them during the school day, including their lunch. (Sports lockers will be available for athletes to store their equipment, but will only be accessible before and after school.)

Breakfast and lunch will be available free of charge for all students daily.

Woodson’s staff has been working incredibly hard to have a successful return to campus. Please show them patience and grace as any kinks are worked out during the coming weeks.

PTSO NEWS Donations needed for Teacher Grab-N-Go This Week

Let’s show our teachers how much we appreciate all of their amazing efforts this year! The PTSO will be hosting a grab-n-go for the teachers this Thursday while they prepare for hybrid teaching. We need a lot more donations to make this event possible!

To donate PREPACKAGED, SINGLE SERVE items please use this Signup Genius  link.

Let’s fill those desks!

DROP-OFF: Non-perishable items - Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday during office hours 7 AM to 4 PM or Thursday 7 AM to 11 AM. Perishable items - Wednesday 7 AM to 4 PM or Thursday 7 AM to 11 AM.

March PTSO Meeting Tuesday, March 9

The link to attend the virtual meeting will be posted next week.

Mock SAT/PSAT/ACT Tests Available Through C2 Education Fairfax

These tests are available on a date that fits your schedule and can be taken in-person or online. All proceeds support WTW PTSO. Details and link to sign up are under Fundraising below.

WTW NEWS & EVENTS This Thursday, February 25th &  Friday, February 26th are asynchronous for all students

FCPS has required all teachers to engage in training as they prepare to implement the concurrent instruction model. All students should access asynchronous assignments for each class period during these two school days.

For IN-PERSON Learning Students ONLY - Important information and Forms

Parent Health Commitment FormDue by this Friday, February 26. To be filled out in ParentVUE - will only work on a computer not mobile device.

Translated versions: Amharic  Arabic  Chinese  Farsi  Korean  Spanish   Urdu   Vietnamese 

FCPS Health and Safety Document - FCPS guidance on health procedures

Return to School  – FCPS Website for information on returning to school

Woodson's Return to School  - Woodson specific information on returning to school

Grade Level Town Hall Meetings this Thursday

In preparation for students returning, grade level town hall meetings will be held for each class this Thursday, February 25th at 10:00am.

Students will receive an email that contains a link to join the town hall for their class. The email will be sent from BBCU to their FCPSSchools account. Reminders will also be sent to students through Naviance.

“Flock a Senior” Donations

Help honor the Class of 2021. They have had a difficult year so let’s send them some love and cheer. Flocking each and every Senior is the goal but it can’t be accomplished without donations to cover the cost of $3,000. 

This week we are expecting deliveries of yard sings, and next week flamingos, flamingos, flamingos!

Please continue to donate!  We are so close to reaching our goal to fund the flocking of every single senior!

Donations of any denomination will be greatly appreciated. 

PayPal - Paypalme.com/woodson2021

Venmo - @Woodson-Seniors

Email for questions / volunteer sign up - WoodsonClass2021@gmail.com

Parents of Seniors - Graduation Announcements

It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! 

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19th, Woodson High School tenth graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

FCPS will cover the cost for any tenth grade student to take this test.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10).

Monday, April 19th has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

A form to register your student will be sent on or before March 1st.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS health and safety protocols for PSAT 10 administration are available online (https://www.fcps.edu/node/41891). 

Reality Check Presentation for New Drivers - Registration Deadline February 26

This is NOT the PSTD and is NOT required.  It is a series of free webinars being offered by INOVA for new drivers.

Registration is now open! Reality Check starts on March 1st as a series. 

  • March 1st- Graduated License Procedure
  • March 8th– Drug/Alcohol Presentation, How Teens Affect My Car Insurance, A Trip to the ED, and Sharing the Road
  • March 15th– Trauma Surgeon Presentation and Survivor Speakers

Sessions are progressive, building upon each other. The series concludes with a debrief at the end of the third session.

Link to register The last day to Register for this is FRIDAY, February 26th.

Contact for questions: linda.watkins@inova.org or 703-776-3259.

Woodson Choral Boosters

Virtual Dessert on Broadway will air on March 5th and 6th.  It wouldn’t be Dessert on Broadway without dessert, so we’re offering a selection of delicious cakes and pies!  If you live within the Woodson School District area, we can deliver desserts right to your door!  Or you can come pick it up!  Just place your order here by February 24th (Quantities are limited, so order soon!   You can also show your support to our performers by sending a Break-a-Leg-a-gram!  Send flowers, candy, a pencil, or a stuffed bear- or a combination- along with a personal message.  We will deliver the grams before the show to performers within the Woodson School District area.  Just place your order here by February 24th. Deadline Extended!  Supplies are limited, so order soon!

Thank you to everyone who has generously supported our fundraising efforts!  If you have not had a chance to do so, there are still lots of opportunities to support our program, including purchasing Woodson Chorus masks!  For more information, please visit Woodson ttps://woodson chorus.org/sponsor-scrips-gear.

Woodson Chorus masks are in! To find out more information and to order, clink on this link: https://forms.gle/6A2BGYVarzZmYc8w9

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

2021 Teen Summer Production Camps Overview and schedule (open for ages 12-18)

Radio camps overview:  As part of our Radio Camps, students will learn the use of our WRLD radio studio equipment (audio board, mics, tapes, and recording decks) and learn the procedures on how to conduct a radio show at our station.  During the camp, students will work in creating individual show segments such as, news reports, traffic updates, or specific student-selected themes.  Together with their fellow students, they will works towards the goal of creating a pre-recorded 1-hour radio show. 

TV Camps overview:  FPA offers three distinct versions of the television production camps.  An indoor television studio production camp, a field production documentary-style camp and a post-production camp, focusing in teaching the use of Adobe Premiere and the role of a video editor.  As part of each TV 101 Camp, students will learn the core equipment functions, crew positions and requirements, and the numerous planning steps

Additional information regarding our programs are available online at www.fcac.org and further assistance or copies of our catalogs are available upon request by contacting us at the Training Department.

Contact: Jay Erausquin / FPA-Director of Training / 571-749-1102 / jerausquin@fcac.org

FUNDRAISERS Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours today at https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1894

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

Want to 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 Brocatofam@gmail.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

SENIOR LEGACY BRICKS - A special way to honor your WTW graduate

Senior parents, Don't forget to order your Senior Legacy Brick in honor of your graduating Senior (or for other family members who are W.T. Woodson alumni). These Bricks make excellent graduation gifts!! The Bricks will be installed in the courtyard between the main entrance and the auditorium entrance. We will strive to have them installed before the Senior Baccalaureate ceremony, but definitely before 2021 Graduation. 

You can order by filling out the Brick Order Form (found HERE) and sending your check to the mailing address indicated on the bottom of the order form. You can also pay online HERE and follow the instructions for what to engrave on the brick, or send a scanned copy of the order form to wptsobricks@gmail.com.

(We must have a copy of the order form on file to order the brick).

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine or Shane Gilbert at wptsobricks@gmail.com.

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

Woodson Parents and Guardians, please communicate to your students that if they do not have a scheduled in-season practice or an out-of-season workout, then they should not be using Woodson athletic facilities.

Cav Winter Varsity Sports Updates

Varsity Indoor Track and Field

Congrats to Caroline Poole, who won Patriot District Champion for the Cavs in the 1000m, and also to the Cav Girls 4 x 800m relay team, who also medaled in 1st place for Patriot District and to top that off, won 4 x 800m relay Occoquan Region Champ as well.

Varsity Boys Swim and Dive

VHSL State Meet postponed to this week due to inclement weather

Varsity Girls Swim and Dive

VHSL State Meet postponed to this week due to inclement weather

Varsity Rifle Team

Woodson Rifle wins Regionals!  Woodson Cavaliers end their rifle season not only coming in first overall in the regular season, but securing first place in the regional match as well.  Freshman Ben Hayes joined Captains and Seniors Merredith Ivey, Victoria Kopelen and Nate Wehrlen on the scoring team to lock in the win with a combined score of 2300 out of 2400 in this 60 shot standing match. Once again the regional match was a very competitive one. This match win was 9 points more than the second place team, Lake Braddock, and 11 points greater than Robinson. Nate Wehrlen placed third overall in the match shooting 578 out of 600 with 29 center 10s. Ben Hayes and Meredith Ivey were right behind Nate in 4th and 5th place shooting a 577 and a 576 respectively. Woodson Cavaliers received invitations for 10 other teammates to join the scoring team in Saturday's match.  Seniors Yannie Chang, Joe Hall, Kian Salinsky; Juniors Kyle Barron, Victoria Cross, Justin Mangis, Rose McClelland, Emma Orthman, Joseph Stefanski; and Sophomore Nina Wheeler represented their team at Saturday's Regional Match.  Coaches, teammates, and parents could not be more proud of these Woodson Cavaliers who held strong throughout this season which had a delayed start and a practice that was canceled due to weather right before the match. These athletes and their teammates showed that the training they did on their own outside of the season coupled with the dedicated and focused training in season paid off as they again delivered solid performances on the range.

In addition to the regular season win and Regional win, Woodson's rifle team had many athletes make the All Metro Air Rifle Selections.  Making the All Metro First team were Freshman Ben Hayes, Senior Nate Wehrlen,  Senior Meredith Ivey, and Senior Victoria Kopelen.  Honorable Mentions were awarded to Senior Yannie Chang, Junior Emma Orthman, Junior Victoria Cross, Junior Rose McClelland, Junior Kyle Barron, Senior Joe Hall, and Junior Justin Mangis. Congratulations for once again giving Woodson a reason to be proud of its Cavaliers.

Watch all of Woodson's HOME athletic events on the Woodson Broadcast Studio channel on YouTube. AWAY contests are streamed on the host-schools’ YouTube channels.

WTW RESOURCES Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are sent out on Mondays. Newsletters can also be accessed here at your convenience. I have virtual walk-in office hours for students during lunch on Tues/Wed/Thu,  and Scholarship Fridays for Seniors during lunch every Friday. Students will have to sign in with their FCPS student account. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

Upcoming Events and College Fairs – upcoming events with registration information are listed in the College & Career Center Calendar that students can access through their FCPS Google account.

NACAC Virtual College Fairs on Feb 28th at https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/attend-virtual-college-fairs/.

New Activities & Athletics Registration Site

FCPS activities and athletic programs have transitioned to a new online student registration system.  This new system offers a host of benefits for schools and community members including:

  • One stop shop for registering your student for athletic programs and many common activities occurring throughout the school year
  • Electronic submission of the emergency care card and weight room waiver- only have to fill these out once!
  • A new home for the state-mandated concussion education program.
Google Chrome Sync

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords is now available.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to do so in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

Woodson Library Curbside Pickup 

Students who place a hold on an available book by Friday at noon can pick up that book on the following Monday between 10 am and 2 pm from a cart outside of the main entrance or just inside of Door 1 if it is raining. Students may place up to five (5) holds.   

Students can use their FCPSSchools.net account or go to our Woodson Virtual Library site to learn how to place a hold.   

Questions?  Contact Mrs. Linski at mllinski@fcps.edu or Mrs. Anderson at msanderson@fcps.edu

Math Center

Students can find the Math Center link at the top of the CAV KIOSK.

  • Set up an appointment for tutoring on the  Math Center’s Make An Appointment page.  We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays during the 2nd half of Learning Seminar and Lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  We are also open the first half of 5th period for Academy students who have a travel period or students with a study hall/release period.
  • Students may also come to Math Center  for tutoring via a BB course titled:  WHS Math Center 2020-21 (Walk-in Appointments).  Within the site, students will find a BBCU link to join. 

 Please email Mrs. Bell at kebell@fcps.edu with questions!

Writing Center is Open!

Students can meet with a tutor on Mondays between 10am and 2 pm, as well as during unencumbered returns.  After students schedule a time through the BlackBoard site, they will use the BBCU link on the site to enter the Writing Center and work with a tutor in a breakout session.  Students will be able to present their work so they can work through the writing easily. 

WeMail Input

Want to add to the WeMail? Add your inputs by Sunday before the Tuesday we sent out to this Google doc.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Donations needed for Teacher Grab-N-Go This Week

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PTSO NEWS FLASH Donations needed for Teacher Grab-N-Go This Week

Let’s show our teachers how much we appreciate all of their amazing efforts this year! The PTSO will be hosting a grab-n-go for the teachers this Thursday while they prepare for hybrid teaching. We need a lot more donations to make this event possible!

To donate PREPACKAGED, SINGLE SERVE items please use this Signup Genius  link.

Let’s fill those desks!

DROP-OFF: Non-perishable items - Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday during office hours 7 AM to 4 PM or Thursday 7 AM to 11 AM. Perishable items - Wednesday 7 AM to 4 PM or Thursday 7 AM to 11 AM.

Class of 2022 Palentine Drive Thru

The Class of 2022 Council will be hosting a Palentine Drive Thru for Juniors TODAY, Monday, February 22nd from 3pm-4pm outside the front of the school.

Students will be able to pick up candy, take pictures with their friends, and write encouraging notes which will be part of a mural!

This event is a great way for Juniors to meet & bond with their peers, as it has been difficult during these unprecedented times. Join us for some meaningful fun- and don’t miss out on our raffle! *Covid-19 safety precautions will be in place. 

Students will receive a SignUpGenius link to sign up for the event through their fcpsschools.net email account.

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Woodson Weekly - February 19th

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Woodson Faculty and Staff 2020-2021

Important Upcoming Dates

Thursday/Friday, February 25th-26th - Asynchronous Learning Days

Thursday, February 25th; 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Optional self-guided building tour and orientation for freshman and new students 

Friday, March 5th - 2 hour early release

Monday, March 8th - Staff Development Day, No School for Students

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Asynchronous Learning Days - Thu/Fri, Feb 25th/26th
3. 2021 Student Peace Award
4. Grade Level Town Hall Meetings
5. Class of 2021 Palentine Drive Thru
6. PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th
7. Google Chrome Sync
8. College & Career Center News

PAST News but still important 
9. Reality Check Presentation for New Drivers
10. 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fairs
11. 16th Annual Special Education Conference
12. Graduation Announcements
13. World Language Credit Exam
14. College Partnership Program
15. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
16. Parent Technology Help Desk
17. Order the WTW 2021 Yearbook

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon Woodson families:

I hope everyone is safe during the snow/ice event this week. My dog has sheepdog in her and she wanted to be outside all day. I disagreed.

We have posted the information regarding the return to in person learning on our website. Please feel free to review and send me questions. With teachers returning to the building this week, we will transition to Mondays as independent learning days. Many teachers will continue to offer opportunities for students to meet with them, including Mondays, third period and after school. These times will depend on their availability and responsibilities. Please continue to email teachers, counselors and administrators with questions.

Looking forward to some warmer weather and the beginning of Spring! What do they say about spring... the time of year when all things are new and grow? Sounds about right...

Stay safe, stay connected and stay warm, Cavs!

Dr. Floyd

2. Asynchronous Learning Days - Thu/Fri, Feb 25th/26th

Please note Thursday, February 25th &  Friday, February 26th will be asynchronous days for all students.

FCPS has required all teachers to engage in training as they prepare to implement the concurrent instruction model. All students should access asynchronous assignments for each class period during these two school days.

3. 2021 Student Peace Award

Woodson senior Johari Iraan Hemphill has been named a recipient of the 2021 Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County.  Students from 24 Fairfax County public schools have been named recipients of the awards designed to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Recipients will be recognized at a virtual reception in March.

The Student Peace Awards of Fairfax County were begun in 2006 to encourage people to think more about peace as both a means and an end, and to recognize young people who work as peacemakers. Every year, the high schools in Fairfax County are asked to select one junior or senior, or a group of students, whose work has promoted peace. The project is organized by volunteers and funded by donations from 17 secular and religious sponsoring organizations.

Johari Iraan Hemphill - In response to last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests, Hemphill organized and led a Runathon, that raised money by obtaining pledges for each mile run. Despite the difficulties of virtual gatherings, $3,000 was raised and donated to the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The success of the Runathon encouraged Hemphill and his fellow leaders to pledge service hours to continue the effort during this school year. They are currently creating resource pages to educate and promote empathy, advocacy, and peace. 

4. Grade Level Town Hall Meetings

We are looking forward to welcoming students into the building starting March 2nd with our 9th and 12th graders followed by our 10th and 11th grade students on March 9th.

In preparation for our students' return, we will be holding grade level town hall meetings for each class on Thursday, February 25th at 10:00am.

Students will receive an email that contains a link to join the town hall for their class. The email will be sent from BBCU to their FCPSSchools account. We will also send reminders to students through Naviance.

5. Class of 2022 Palentine Drive Thru

The Class of 2022 Council will be hosting a Palentine Drive Thru for Juniors this coming Monday, February 22nd from 3pm-4pm outside the front of the school.

Students will be able to pick up candy, take pictures with their friends, and write encouraging notes which will be part of a mural!

This event is a great way for Juniors to meet & bond with their peers, as it has been difficult during these unprecedented times. Join us for some meaningful fun- and don’t miss out on our raffle! *Covid-19 safety precautions will be in place. 

Students will receive a SignUpGenius link to sign up for the event through their fcpsschools.net email account.

6. PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19th, Woodson High School tenth graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

FCPS will cover the cost for any tenth grade student to take this test.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10).

Monday, April 19th has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

A form to register your student will be sent on or before March 1st.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS health and safety protocols for PSAT 10 administration are available online (https://www.fcps.edu/node/41891). 

7. Google Chrome Sync

As part of FCPS’s ongoing effort to support student use of technology, Chrome Sync and the ability to save passwords will be available as an option starting on February 18th.  Students are not required to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, but may choose to do so in order to:

  • reduce their log-in time.  
  • access bookmarks and extensions across devices.  

Chrome will remember and offer saved passwords when students are logging into different instructional applications. Chrome will also make bookmarks and extensions available on any device in which the student logs into Chrome and turns on Sync.

If your student would like to use Chrome Sync and save passwords, support resources are available on the FCPS website.  If your child is logging into Chrome now, they may need to log out of Chrome and log back in to see the new features.

Zoe and Aryan host The Morning Show this week!

8. College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are sent out on Mondays. Newsletters can also be accessed here at your convenience. I have virtual walk-in office hours for students during lunch on Tues/Wed/Thu,  and Scholarship Fridays for Seniors during lunch every Friday. Students will have to sign in with their FCPS student account. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

Upcoming Events and College Fairs – upcoming events with registration information are listed in the College & Career Center Calendar that students can access through their FCPS Google account.

  • Alfred Street Baptist Church is hosting the 19th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Festival on Saturday, February 20, 2021.  For more info and to register, please go to:  https://www.alfredstreet.org/hbcu-fest/
  • Historically Black College and University HBCU Virtual Fair at Edison HS on Feb 22, 2021, 9 am – 3:30 pm. Here is the BBCU link. For more information and the schedule, students can visit this Google site.
  • Virginia Registered Apprenticeship Program Info Session on Monday, February 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST: https://bit.ly/3rcIRnZ. Your Next Step Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEr__ZoTTk0
  • Join Career and Transition Services (CTS) for Super Transition Week: February 22 - 25, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. It’s never too early or too late to start planning for a successful transition from school to life as a young adult. Ensuring postsecondary success of our students with disabilities is dependent on effective transition planning. Register online: https://bit.ly/3a0pEPa Questions? Please email ETRs Megan Howard at mehoward1@fcps.edu or Kari Dinarte at kldinarte@fcps.edu.
PAST News - Still Important 9. Reality Check Presentation for New Drivers - Registration Deadline this Friday

Attention Parents of new drivers, a free series of webinars are available for you to attend.  This is NOT the PSTD and is NOT required.  It is an extra presentation being offered by INOVA.

The registration for our Virtual Reality Check is now open! We will be starting Reality Check on March 1st as a series. I have attached the flyer. The Reality Check Program is free and open to the public. Please feel free to disseminate this as you see appropriate on your social media, Next Door, email to friends and family that have young drivers, etc.

  • March 1st- Graduated License Procedure
  • March 8th– Drug/Alcohol Presentation, How Teens Affect My Car Insurance, A Trip to the ED, and Sharing the Road
  • March 15th– Trauma Surgeon Presentation and Survivor Speakers

Sessions are progressive, building upon each other. The series concludes with a debrief at the end of the third session.

To register click on the survey monkey link below.  The last day to Register for this is FRIDAY, February 26th.

Here is the link for the Survey Monkey sign up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RealityCheckMar2021

If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me via email or phone at linda.watkins@inova.org or 703-776-3259.

10. 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fairs

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will also be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The first two job fairs will be held on Saturday, March 13, from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Students can register for the March 13 Job Fair and the March 20 Job Fair.

The Morning Show!

11. 16th Annual Special Education Conference

Save the date for the 16th annual Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 17th.

This year’s conference will be VIRTUAL with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions.

Registration will begin in March 2021

  • Parents and Community Members will be able to register online or by phone
  • FCPS Educators, Administrators, and Preservice Teachers can register online and earn recertification points for attending the conference

 Sessions

  • Student Strand for youth ages 14-22 will be offered
  • Exhibit Hall and Inclusive Schools resources

Each year the conference draws an audience of parents, educators, administrators, preservice teachers, and community members eager to hear the latest research, strategies, and trends in the education of students

12. Graduation Announcements

Seniors and Parents – It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! 

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com

13. World Language Credit Exam

The 2021 Credit Exam for World Languages will take place in March of 2021.  Students who take the credit exam have the opportunity to earn up to three (3) credits, based on demonstrated proficiency.

Thirty (30) languages will be assessed via the FCPS Credit Exam.  In order to offer the test in all languages while maintaining a safe testing environment, some languages will be tested online and some will be tested in person.

  • These languages will be tested online between March 2, 2021 and March 10, 2021:  Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • These languages will be tested in person on March 13, 2021 and March 20, 2021 (Saturdays):  Amharic, ASL, Bengali, Farsi, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Credit exam information is available at Credit Exam for WL.

Registration opens Monday, February 8th, at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26th.  All students must register for the exam through their school counselor by February 26, 2021. Late registrations will not be accepted.

14. College Partnership Program

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students who are traditionally underrepresented in college (i.e. first generation, African-American or Black, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged) in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access, and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school.

The CPP is now accepting applications. Students can only apply online with their FCPS G Suite account.  Applications are due by Friday, March 19th.

There will be a virtual information session for students and parents on Monday, March 1st at 3:15pm.  Please email Ms. Jamie Korpacz at jlkorpacz@fcps.edu with questions or to get the information for the virtual info session.

15. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

16. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

17. Order the 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

I can’t imagine a more significant time to purchase a relic of history and to celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers! 

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 tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

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 - February 16th

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, February 16 - New Bell Schedule started today - 8:20a.m. - 2:50p.m.

TONIGHT!  Tuesday, February 16; 7:00 p.m. - Return to School Town Hall with Dr. Floyd - details below in WTW News & Events

NEXT WEEK

Thursday, February 25 - Hybrid training for teachers - Asynchronous Learning Day for all students 

Thursday, February 25; 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Optional self-guided building tour for freshman and new students to Woodson; Medication drop-off for students returning to in-person instruction

Friday, February 26 - Hybrid training for teachers - Asynchronous Learning Day for all students

Friday, February 26 - Deadline for parents of in-person students to submit Parent Health Commitment Forms through ParentVUE (on your computer not mobile device)

LOOKING AHEAD

Friday, March 5 - 2 Hour Early Release  

Monday, March 8 - School Development Day - No School for Students

Tuesday, March 9 - PTSO Meeting

Return to Campus News

Tuesday, March 2 - Grades 9th and 12th in-person students return

Tuesday, March 9 - Grades 10th and 11th in-person students return

In-person students with last names A-K will attend on Tuesdays, Wednesdays

In-person students with last names L-Z will attend on Thursdays, Fridays

All students will keep their same schedules and teachers after the transition to in-person instruction. Thanks to Dr. Floyd and her staff for working hard to provide this stability for our students.

Lockers will not be issued. Students will need to keep everything with them during the school day, including their lunch. (Sports lockers will be available for athletes to store their equipment, but will only be accessible before and after school.)

Breakfast and lunch will be available free of charge for all students daily.

Bus route information will be communicated shortly.

The building will be open to freshman and new students for optional self-guided tours on February 25 from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Woodson’s staff has been working incredibly hard to have a successful return to campus. Please show them patience and grace as any kinks are worked out during the coming weeks.

PTSO NEWS March PTSO Meeting Tuesday, March 9

We hope you can join us!  A link to join the meeting will be provided in early March.

Donations needed for Teacher Lunch

The PTSO will host a grab-n-go lunch for our teachers on February 25, as they prepare for hybrid teaching. 

To donate individual, pre-packaged items please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E45AEA82F4-welcome

Non-perishable items may be dropped off next Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday during office hours (7 AM to 4 PM) or Thursday 7 AM to 11 AM. Drop off perishable items during office hours on Wednesday or Thursday 7 AM to 11 AM.

Mock SAT/PSAT/ACT Tests Available Through C2 Education Fairfax

These tests are available on a date that fits your schedule and can be taken in-person or online. All proceeds support WTW PTSO. Details and link to sign up are under Fundraising below.

WTW NEWS & EVENTS TONIGHT! Return to School Town Hall with Dr. Floyd 

In anticipation of students returning to school in March, Dr. Floyd will host a Return to School Town Hall tonight Tuesday, February 16 at 7pm. The link to join the Town Hall was emailed to parents Monday afternoon.

The focus of this Town Hall will be in-school procedures. One note, based on data from the CDC and other organizations, temperature checks have been discontinued at building entry. We will continue to check temps for students not wearing a mask or not feeling well. Masks and 6 foot distancing are required and we will constantly remind students to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.

For IN-PERSON Learning Students ONLY

Parent Health Commitment Form – Can be filled out in ParentVUE.  This needs to be completed by Friday, February 26th

Translated versions: Amharic  Arabic  Chinese  Farsi  Korean  Spanish   Urdu   Vietnamese 

FCPS Health and Safety Document - FCPS guidance on health procedures

Return to School  – FCPS Website for information on returning to school

Woodson's Return to School  - Woodson specific information on returning to school

“Flock a Senior” Donations

Help honor the Class of 2021. They have had a difficult year so let’s send them some love and cheer. Flocking each and every Senior is the goal but it can’t be accomplished without donations to cover the cost of $3,000. 

Donations of any denomination will be greatly appreciated. 

PayPal - Paypalme.com/woodson2021

Venmo - @Woodson-Seniors

Email for questions / volunteer sign up - WoodsonClass2021@gmaill.com

Parents of Seniors - Graduation Announcements

It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! 

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19th, Woodson High School 10th graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

FCPS will cover the cost for any 10th grade student to take this test.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage.

Monday, April 19th has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS Health and Safety Protocols for PSAT 10 administration.

If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at WT Woodson High School, please contact our Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee, kpguinee@fcps.edu.

Reality Check Presentation for New Drivers - Registration Deadline February 26

This is NOT the PSTD and is NOT required.  It is a series of free webinars being offered by INOVA for new drivers.

Registration is now open! Reality Check starts on March 1st as a series. 

  • March 1st- Graduated License Procedure
  • March 8th– Drug/Alcohol Presentation, How Teens Affect My Car Insurance, A Trip to the ED, and Sharing the Road
  • March 15th– Trauma Surgeon Presentation and Survivor Speakers

Sessions are progressive, building upon each other. The series concludes with a debrief at the end of the third session.

Link to register The last day to Register for this is FRIDAY, February 26th.

Contact for questions: linda.watkins@inova.org or 703-776-3259.

Woodson Choral Boosters

Virtual Dessert on Broadway will air on March 5th and 6th.  And it wouldn’t be Dessert on Broadway without desserts!  If you live within the Woodson School District, we can deliver right to your door! Or you can pick up your desserts!  Reminder: You must place your order here by this Friday, February 19th.  Quantities are limited, so order now! You can also show your support to our performers by sending a Break-a-Leg-a-gram!  Send flowers, candy, a pencil, or a stuffed bear- or a combination- along with a personal message.  We will deliver the grams before the show to performers within the Woodson School District area.  Just place your order here by February 24th!  Supplies are limited, so order soon!

Thank you to everyone who has generously supported our fundraising efforts!  If you have not had a chance to do so, there are still lots of opportunities to support our program, including purchasing Woodson Chorus masks!  For more information, please visit Woodson ttps://woodson chorus.org/sponsor-scrips-gear.

Woodson Chorus masks are in! To find out more information and to order, clink on this link: https://forms.gle/6A2BGYVarzZmYc8w9

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

2021 Teen Summer Production Camps Overview and schedule (open for ages 12-18)

Radio camps overview:  As part of our Radio Camps, students will learn the use of our WRLD radio studio equipment (audio board, mics, tapes, and recording decks) and learn the procedures on how to conduct a radio show at our station.  During the camp, students will work in creating individual show segments such as, news reports, traffic updates, or specific student-selected themes.  Together with their fellow students, they will works towards the goal of creating a pre-recorded 1-hour radio show. 

TV Camps overview:  FPA offers three distinct versions of the television production camps.  An indoor television studio production camp, a field production documentary-style camp and a post-production camp, focusing in teaching the use of Adobe Premiere and the role of a video editor.  As part of each TV 101 Camp, students will learn the core equipment functions, crew positions and requirements, and the numerous planning steps

Additional information regarding our programs are available online at www.fcac.org and further assistance or copies of our catalogs are available upon request by contacting us at the Training Department.

Contact: Jay Erausquin / FPA-Director of Training / 571-749-1102 / jerausquin@fcac.org

FUNDRAISERS Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours today at https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1894

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

Want to 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 Brocatofam@gmail.com

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

SENIOR LEGACY BRICKS - A special way to honor your WTW graduate

Senior parents, Don't forget to order your Senior Legacy Brick in honor of your graduating Senior (or for other family members who are W.T. Woodson alumni). These Bricks make excellent graduation gifts!! The Bricks will be installed in the courtyard between the main entrance and the auditorium entrance. We will strive to have them installed before the Senior Baccalaureate ceremony, but definitely before 2021 Graduation. 

You can order by filling out the Brick Order Form (found HERE) and sending your check to the mailing address indicated on the bottom of the order form. You can also pay online HERE and follow the instructions for what to engrave on the brick, or send a scanned copy of the order form to wptsobricks@gmail.com.

(We must have a copy of the order form on file to order the brick).

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine or Shane Gilbert at wptsobricks@gmail.com.

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

Woodson Parents and Guardians, please communicate to your students that if they do not have a scheduled in-season practice or an out-of-season workout, then they should not be using Woodson athletic facilities.

Cav Winter Varsity Sports Updates

Varsity Indoor Track and Field

The Woodson Athletics Department celebrated the commitment and dedication of the following Cav Indoor Track and Field student-athletes:  Naiya Caraang, Max Weiss, Michael Seraphin-Jones, Roberto Rodriquez, Jonah Oxman, Napat Juntima, Reuben Hemmerdinger, Logan Bishop, Jon Clanor, Sean Duble, Antoine Emil, Lydia Falardeau, Teddy Geis, Vivian Gibbons, Lena Hasan, Bob Johnson, Samar Josyula, Kayla Koldys, Drew Laikin, Paige Loomis, Makayla Mastal, Ben Miller, Zach Moore, Forrest Nottingham, Ryan O’Connor, Tom Orrel, Caroline Poole, Jackson Shea, Jesse Silkowitz, Colin Sliwa, Forrest Slaterbeck, and Ciara Sinclair.  Thank you all for carrying on the Cav Track and Field efforts and traditions.

Boys Varsity Basketball

The Cavs Boys Hoops team played their first round Occoquan Regional Basketball Tournament on our home court and friendly confines of The Red Room and came away with a 64-32 victory over Justice High.  It was a great way for our Seniors to create one more warm memory at Home.

Next the Cavs Hoops team traveled down the road on 236 over to Annandale High for the Regional Quarterfinal.  The Boys got it done and prevailed 61-48 over the Atoms, sending the team into the Regional Semifinals.

The Cavs wrapped up their season with a hard fought contest in the Semis against recent Regional powerhouse South County, falling to a strong Stallions team.  Thanks to all of the players, managers, and coaches for a fine season.

Girls Varsity Basketball

On Monday, February 8, the Varsity Girls Basketball team travelled to Mount Vernon for the first Occoquan Regional Playoff game. Woodson won this exciting game in OT 58-52. Anna Wiggins led the Cavs scoring with 24 points, followed by Sabina Niedrick (12), Allie Maahs (10), Eunice Yoon (5), Kate Torgersen (4) and Levi Weinberger (3). Katherine Friedman created havoc defensively with her on ball pressure. Zoe Hite and Sydney Carey provided a spark off the bench to keep the Cavs in the game. Eunice Yoon had an impressive 10 Defensive rebounds to (4) and Zoe Hite (1). Great Win for the Lady Cavs as they advance to the Quarter Finals to face West Springfield. 

February 9, The Cav Girls Basketball team faced West Springfield for the fourth time this season - this time win or go home Regional Quarter final game. The Lady Cavs competed toe to toe with the Spartans for the first quarter led by Anna Wiggins with 9 pts in that first 8 minutes. The Spartans pulled away however and defeated the Cavaliers 53-33. Anna Wiggins had a great night scoring 18 total points and 7 defensive rebounds. Followed by Eunice Yoon with 4 points and 2 defensive rebounds. Other Cavs helping out on the scoreboard was Sabina Neidrick (3), Julia Oleyar (3), Sydney Carey (3) and Allie Maahs (2). Thank you to Seniors Tara Gilligan, Zoe Hite, Kate Togersen, Katherine Friedman, Allie Maahs and Anna Wiggins. We have loved watching you play and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you! Also Congratulations to Anna Wiggins and Eunice Yoon who made the Second Team All-Region team!

Varsity Boys Swim and Dive

Congrats to Senior Diver Aidan Thomas who placed 3rd in the State Dive Championship Meet

Varsity Girls Swim and Dive

Congrats to Senior Diver Minh Donnell who placed 4th and Junior Diver Sally Harrington who placed 9th in the State Dive Championship Meet

The VHSL State Swim meet that was scheduled for last week has been postponed until this Friday, Feb. 19th. It will be held at the Jeff Rouse Swim and Sports Center in Stafford, VA. 

Varsity Rifle Team

The Cavs carried on their Rifle Team tradition of performance excellence finishing the regular season in First Place.

The Woodson Athletic Department celebrated the dedication and contributions of the Cav Varsity Rifle Team last week: Meredith Ivey, Joe Hall, Joseph Kessler, Logan McBurney, Yannie Chang, Kian Salinsky, Nate Wehrlen, and Victoria Kopelen.  Their memories made and representation of Woodson High are saluted.

Watch all of Woodson's HOME athletic events on the Woodson Broadcast Studio channel on YouTube. AWAY contests are streamed on the host-schools’ YouTube channels.

WTW RESOURCES Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are sent out on Mondays. Newsletters can also be accessed here at your convenience. I have virtual walk-in office hours for students during lunch on Tues/Wed/Thu,  and Scholarship Fridays for Seniors during lunch every Friday. Students will have to sign in with their FCPS student account. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

Upcoming Events and College Fairs – upcoming events with registration information are listed in the College & Career Center Calendar that students can access through their FCPS Google account.

  • Alfred Street Baptist Church is hosting the 19th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Festival on Saturday, February 20, 2021.  For more info and to register, please go to:  https://www.alfredstreet.org/hbcu-fest/ 
  • Historically Black College and University HBCU Virtual Fair at Edison HS on Feb 22, 2021, 9 am – 3:30 pm. Here is the BBCU link. For more information and the schedule, students can visit this Google site. 
  • Virginia Registered Apprenticeship Program Info Session on Monday, February 22, 2021, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST: https://bit.ly/3rcIRnZ. Your Next Step Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEr__ZoTTk0 

NACAC Virtual College Fairs on Feb 28th at https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/attend-virtual-college-fairs/.

New Activities & Athletics Registration Site

FCPS activities and athletic programs have transitioned to a new online student registration system.  This new system offers a host of benefits for schools and community members including:

  • One stop shop for registering your student for athletic programs and many common activities occurring throughout the school year
  • Electronic submission of the emergency care card and weight room waiver- only have to fill these out once!
  • A new home for the state-mandated concussion education program.
Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

Woodson Library Curbside Pickup 

Students who place a hold on an available book by Friday at noon can pick up that book on the following Monday between 10 am and 2 pm from a cart outside of the main entrance or just inside of Door 1 if it is raining. Students may place up to five (5) holds.   

Students can use their FCPSSchools.net account or go to our Woodson Virtual Library site to learn how to place a hold.   

Questions?  Contact Mrs. Linski at mllinski@fcps.edu or Mrs. Anderson at msanderson@fcps.edu

Math Center

Students can find the Math Center link at the top of the CAV KIOSK.

  • Set up an appointment for tutoring on the  Math Center’s Make An Appointment page.  We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays during the 2nd half of Learning Seminar and Lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  We are also open the first half of 5th period for Academy students who have a travel period or students with a study hall/release period.
  • Students may also come to Math Center  for tutoring via a BB course titled:  WHS Math Center 2020-21 (Walk-in Appointments).  Within the site, students will find a BBCU link to join. 

 Please email Mrs. Bell at kebell@fcps.edu with questions!

Writing Center is Open!

Students can meet with a tutor on Mondays between 10am and 2 pm, as well as during unencumbered returns.  After students schedule a time through the BlackBoard site, they will use the BBCU link on the site to enter the Writing Center and work with a tutor in a breakout session.  Students will be able to present their work so they can work through the writing easily. 

WeMail Input

Want to add to the WeMail? Add your inputs by Sunday before the Tuesday we sent out to this Google doc.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

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Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - February 12th

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Woodson seniors at their first of several monthly socials. February's theme is "Don't Stop Believin'"

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 15th - President's Day, School Holiday

Tuesday, February 16th - New Bell Schedule Begins - 8:20am-2:50pm

Tuesday, February 16th - WTW Return to School Virtual Town Hall at 7pm

Thursday/Friday, February 25th-26th - Asynchronous Learning Days

Friday, March 5th - 2 hour early release

Monday, March 8th - School Development Day, No School for Students

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Return to School Town Hall, February 16th
3. 2021 Scholastic Regional Writing Awards
4. 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fairs
5. Reality Check Presentation for New Drivers
6. College & Career Center News
7. Healthy Minds Podcast: Grants Available to Help Students Stop Mental Health Stigma
8. 16th Annual Special Education Conference

PAST News but still important 
9. PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th
10. Graduation Announcements
11. World Language Credit Exam
12. College Partnership Program
13. Emotional Wellness Resource
14. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
15. Parent Technology Help Desk
16. Order the WTW 2021 Yearbook

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good Afternoon Woodson Families!

It was fun to see many of our seniors this afternoon at our "Don’t Stop Believin'" senior event! Details on graduation are still up in the air, but we are still believing that a socially distanced in-person graduation will happen! Graduation is still scheduled for Wednesday, June 2nd at 2PM at EagleBank Arena (GMU). While this could change due to CDC/Virginia Health Department guidance, I am a glass half full person and so I'm trying to will it into happening and doing so safely!

This upcoming week we welcome back some of our students in special education.  To prepare for concurrent instruction, Thursday and Friday, February 25-26th will be asynchronous learning days. Group 8 grades 9 and 12 return March 2nd and grades 10 and 11 will round us out on March 9th.

Beginning February 22nd, Mondays will become independent work days. This is a good time to get the 60-75 minutes of outside of class work completed that is required each week. Students will be able to make appointments for online assistance with teachers either on Mondays, during 3rd period on Tuesdays/Thursdays or after school. Teachers will have different preferences for scheduling student assistance based on their schedules.

We are currently looking at 49% of our students online and 51% in person. If you have questions about the return to in-person learning, please join us for a Return to School virtual town hall on Tuesday, February 16th at 7PM. The link to join will be sent on Monday along with a presentation for your advance review as this is a large amount of information to digest.  

Happy Chinese New Year to those who celebrate and please stay safe in the pending ice storm this weekend!

Warmly,

Dr. Floyd

2. Return to School Town Hall

In anticipation of students returning to school in March, Dr. Floyd will host a Return to School Town Hall on Tuesday, February 16 at 7pm

The link to join the Town Hall will be emailed to parents on the morning of February 16th. In addition, a presentation will be sent prior to the meeting for parents to review as the town hall will cover a great deal of information.

3. 2021 Scholastic Regional 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.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) student writers won 30 Gold Key awards in the 2021 Regional Scholastic Writing Awards competition.  In all, 163 Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mentions were earned by FCPS students.

Two Woodson students received awards: Lindsay Ren - Gold Key for Personal Essay and Memoir; Zainab Rentia - 2 Honorable Mentions for Personal Essay and Memoir.

 More information about the Scholastic Awards is available online.  

4. 2021 Virtual Teen Job Fairs

Fairfax County high school students looking for their first part-time job, summer and seasonal job opportunities, or who want more information about potential career pathways are invited to attend one of six upcoming teen job fairs and resume building workshops in Fairfax County. Local businesses and agencies will be on hand to offer a range of opportunities including part-time employment, internships, and volunteer work for prospective students.

Volunteer opportunities and resume building workshops will also be available for younger students. Free booth spaces are provided to local businesses. The first two job fairs will be held on Saturday, March 13, from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Students can register for the March 13 Job Fair and the March 20 Job Fair.

Seniors enjoyed sweet treats during their February social this afternoon.

5. Reality Check Presentation for New Drivers - Registration Deadline this Friday

Attention Parents of new drivers, a free series of webinars are available for you to attend.  This is NOT the PSTD and is NOT required.  It is an extra presentation being offered by INOVA.

The registration for our Virtual Reality Check is now open! We will be starting Reality Check on March 1st as a series. I have attached the flyer. The Reality Check Program is free and open to the public. Please feel free to disseminate this as you see appropriate on your social media, Next Door, email to friends and family that have young drivers, etc.

  • March 1st- Graduated License Procedure
  • March 8th– Drug/Alcohol Presentation, How Teens Affect My Car Insurance, A Trip to the ED, and Sharing the Road
  • March 15th– Trauma Surgeon Presentation and Survivor Speakers

Sessions are progressive, building upon each other. The series concludes with a debrief at the end of the third session.

To register click on the survey monkey link below.  The last day to Register for this is FRIDAY, February 26th.

Here is the link for the Survey Monkey sign up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RealityCheckMar2021

If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me via email or phone at linda.watkins@inova.org or 703-776-3259.

Dylan and Anthony host The Morning Show this week!

6. College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are sent out on Mondays. Newsletters can also be accessed here at your convenience. I have virtual walk-in office hours for students during lunch on Tues/Wed/Thu,  and Scholarship Fridays for Seniors during lunch every Friday. Students will have to sign in with their FCPS student account. Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu. 

Upcoming Events and College Fairs – upcoming events with registration information are listed in the College & Career Center Calendar that students can access through their FCPS Google account.

7. Healthy Minds Podcast: Grants Available to Help Students Stop Mental Health Stigma

In this week's Healthy Minds podcast, join Prevention Specialist Chad Christian to hear about opportunities for students to earn mini-grants. Grants up to $1,000 will be awarded to students who design creative, innovative projects that aim to reduce the perceived stigma of mental health issues and substance use disorders. The grant application deadline is February 11.

8. 16th Annual Special Education Conference

Save the date for the 16th annual Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 17th.

This year’s conference will be VIRTUAL with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions.

Registration will begin in March 2021

  • Parents and Community Members will be able to register online or by phone
  • FCPS Educators, Administrators, and Preservice Teachers can register online and earn recertification points for attending the conference

 Sessions

  • Student Strand for youth ages 14-22 will be offered
  • Exhibit Hall and Inclusive Schools resources

Each year the conference draws an audience of parents, educators, administrators, preservice teachers, and community members eager to hear the latest research, strategies, and trends in the education of students

PAST News - Still Important 9. PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19th, Woodson High School tenth graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

FCPS will cover the cost for any tenth grade student to take this test.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10).

Monday, April 19th has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS health and safety protocols for PSAT 10 administration are available online (https://www.fcps.edu/node/41891). 

If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at WT Woodson High School, please contact our Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee, kpguinee@fcps.edu

With class sponsors Mr. Healy and Mr. Wright during the February Senior Social this afternoon.

10. Graduation Announcements

Seniors and Parents – It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! 

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com

11. World Language Credit Exam

The 2021 Credit Exam for World Languages will take place in March of 2021.  Students who take the credit exam have the opportunity to earn up to three (3) credits, based on demonstrated proficiency.

Thirty (30) languages will be assessed via the FCPS Credit Exam.  In order to offer the test in all languages while maintaining a safe testing environment, some languages will be tested online and some will be tested in person.

  • These languages will be tested online between March 2, 2021 and March 10, 2021:  Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • These languages will be tested in person on March 13, 2021 and March 20, 2021 (Saturdays):  Amharic, ASL, Bengali, Farsi, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Credit exam information is available at Credit Exam for WL.

Registration opens Monday, February 8th, at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26th.  All students must register for the exam through their school counselor by February 26, 2021. Late registrations will not be accepted.

12. College Partnership Program

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students who are traditionally underrepresented in college (i.e. first generation, African-American or Black, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged) in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access, and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school.

The CPP is now accepting applications. Students can only apply online with their FCPS G Suite account.  Applications are due by Friday, March 19th.

There will be a virtual information session for students and parents on Monday, March 1st at 3:15pm.  Please email Ms. Jamie Korpacz at jlkorpacz@fcps.edu with questions or to get the information for the virtual info session.

13. Emotional Wellness Resource

You or your staff may be hearing from parents who are concerned about their child’s emotional well-being. This one-pager (https://bit.ly/38k8Xyz) from Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and would be a valuable resource for your school community.

Please consider sharing it with them in your next newsletter and/or during a virtual parent meeting. If you have questions or need additional resources, please let us know.

14. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm 
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

15. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

16. Order the 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

I can’t imagine a more significant time to purchase a relic of history and to celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers! 

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 tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

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 - February 9th

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

TODAY Tuesday, February 9; 6:00-7:00 p.m. - PTSO Meeting - agenda and link below in PTSO News

NEXT WEEK

Monday, February 15 - President’s Day - School Holiday

Tuesday, February 16 - New Bell Schedule Begins (8:20 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.)

Tuesday, February 16; 7:00 p.m. - Return to School Town Hall - details below in WTW News & Events

LOOKING AHEAD

Friday, March 5 - 2 Hour Early Release

Monday, March 8 - School Development Day - No School for Students

PTSO NEWS February PTSO Meeting - TONIGHT, February 9; 6:00-7:00PM

Agenda includes:  Back to school discussion, live with Dr. Floyd and Teacher Representative Ms. Pollack, Class of 2021, Budget Review, PSAT, Mock SAT.

 Link to join meeting

Mock SAT/PSAT/ACT Tests Available Through C2 Education Fairfax

These tests are available on a date that fits your schedule and can be taken in-person or online. All proceeds support WTW PTSO. Details and link to sign up are under Fundraising below.

AmazonSmile LINK

Why not 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. Every little bit helps!

Signing up is quick and easy - click here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0959675

Communication and Social Skills Workshop for Families

In case you weren't able to attend the Effective Communication session hosted by the PTSO and iContact last week (or you want to view the useful information again), click this link for the webinar recording:

https://vimeo.com/490054509/fc205ddab0

Your Donations go a long way in helping our Woodson Teachers

The PTSO continues to  support our teachers with equipment to assist them in this challenging year. If you’d like to donate to help this cause, click here https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/home scroll mid-way down the page and select the DONATE button! The PTSO and WTW teachers appreciate the support!

WTW NEWS & EVENTS Return to School Town Hall on February 16

In anticipation of students returning to school in March, Dr. Floyd will host a Return to School Town Hall next Tuesday, February 16 at 7pm. The link to join the Town Hall will be emailed to parents on the morning of February 16th.

The focus of this Town Hall will be in-school procedures. One note, based on data from the CDC and other organizations, temperature checks have been discontinued at building entry. We will continue to check temps for students not wearing a mask or not feeling well. Masks and 6 foot distancing are required and we will constantly remind students to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.

For IN-PERSON Learning Students ONLY

Parent Health Commitment Form – Can be filled out in ParentVue.  This needs to be completed by Friday, February 26th

Translated versions: Amharic  Arabic  Chinese  Farsi  Korean  Spanish   Urdu   Vietnamese 

FCPS Health and Safety Document - FCPS guidance on health procedures

Return to School  – FCPS Website for information on returning to school

Woodson's Return to School  - Woodson specific information on returning to school

Parents of Seniors - Graduation Announcements

It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! 

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com

Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"

Step 3- Select "Announcements"

Step 4- Complete your information

Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com.

PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19th, Woodson High School 10th graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

FCPS will cover the cost for any 10th grade student to take this test.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage.

Monday, April 19th has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS Health and Safety Protocols for PSAT 10 administration.

If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at WT Woodson High School, please contact our Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee, kpguinee@fcps.edu.

Woodson Choral Boosters

Virtual Dessert on Broadway will air on March 5th and 6th.  And it wouldn’t be Dessert on Broadway without desserts!  If you live within the Woodson School District, we can deliver right to your door! Or you can pick up your desserts!  Just place your order here by February 19th.  Quantities are limited, so order now! You can also show your support to our performers by sending a Break-a-Leg-a-gram!  Send flowers, candy, a pencil, or a stuffed bear- or a combination- along with a personal message.  We will deliver the grams before the show to performers within the Woodson School District area.  Just place your order here by February 24th!  Supplies are limited, so order soon!

Thank you to everyone who has generously supported our fundraising efforts!  If you have not had a chance to do so, there are still lots of opportunities to support our program, including purchasing Woodson Chorus masks!  For more information, please visit Woodson ttps://woodson chorus.org/sponsor-scrips-gear.

Woodson Chorus masks are in! To find out more information and to order, clink on this link: https://forms.gle/6A2BGYVarzZmYc8w9

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

2021 Teen Summer Production Camps Overview and schedule (open for ages 12-18)

Radio camps overview:  As part of our Radio Camps, students will learn the use of our WRLD radio studio equipment (audio board, mics, tapes, and recording decks) and learn the procedures on how to conduct a radio show at our station.  During the camp, students will work in creating individual show segments such as, news reports, traffic updates, or specific student-selected themes.  Together with their fellow students, they will works towards the goal of creating a pre-recorded 1-hour radio show. 

TV Camps overview:  FPA offers three distinct versions of the television production camps.  An indoor television studio production camp, a field production documentary-style camp and a post-production camp, focusing in teaching the use of Adobe Premiere and the role of a video editor.  As part of each TV 101 Camp, students will learn the core equipment functions, crew positions and requirements, and the numerous planning steps

Additional information regarding our programs are available online at www.fcac.org and further assistance or copies of our catalogs are available upon request by contacting us at the Training Department.

Contact: Jay Erausquin / FPA-Director of Training / 571-749-1102 / jerausquin@fcac.org

FUNDRAISERS Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours today at https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1894

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

Want to 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 Brocatofam@gmail.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

SENIOR LEGACY BRICKS - A special way to honor your WTW graduate

Senior parents, Don't forget to order your Senior Legacy Brick in honor of your graduating Senior (or for other family members who are W.T. Woodson alumni). These Bricks make excellent graduation gifts!! The Bricks will be installed in the courtyard between the main entrance and the auditorium entrance. We will strive to have them installed before the Senior Baccalaureate ceremony, but definitely before 2021 Graduation. 

You can order by filling out the Brick Order Form (found HERE) and sending your check to the mailing address indicated on the bottom of the order form. You can also pay online HERE and follow the instructions for what to engrave on the brick, or send a scanned copy of the order form to wptsobricks@gmail.com.

(We must have a copy of the order form on file to order the brick).

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine or Shane Gilbert at wptsobricks@gmail.com.

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

Woodson Parents and Guardians, please communicate to your students that if they do not have a scheduled in-season practice or an out-of-season workout, then they should not be using Woodson athletic facilities.

Cav Winter Varsity Sports Updates

Varsity Gymnastics

Jillian Brennan received the Outstanding Senior Gymnast of the Year award from NVGOA.  Congrats to Jillian and all of her coaches for the dedication and hard work to earn this recognition representing the Cavs.

Boys Varsity Basketball

Wednesday night the WTW Boys Varsity team took on the Robinson Rams in the Red Room for an awesome 49-41 win!  The boys continue to show their skill set on the court and it is fun to watch!  Devin Cuviello and Alex Klein were our high scorers for the night with 21 and 10 points respectively. Abdul, Moe, Xavier, Rubeel, Sinneh, Brady, and Andre also added to the boys total for the night!  Brady Lencz dominated with rebounds- 6 offensive and 4 defensive boards. Devin Cuviello had 8, Moe Raff had 6, Andre Pacheco for 4, Anthony Meaders and Alex Klein each had 3, and Xavier Barry had 2 to support the squad. It was a good win and a solid night at home for the boys.

Thursday night was not as awesome as the boys lost to a formidable Lake Braddock Bruin team on their home court, with a final score of 101-78, Andre Pacheco, Devin Cuviello, Alex Klein, and Brady Lencz  were the high scorers with 18, 15, and 10 (both Brady and Alex had 10!) points respectively. Abdul, Rubeel, Sinneh, Anthony, and Jack Gallagher all got in on the action as well! Our rebounding Thursday was not as strong as Wednesday, but we were still going in there after the ball. Devin Cuviello had 6, Anthony Meaders with 4, Sinneh Bangura for 3, Brady Lencz had 3, Andre Pacheco with 3, and Xavier Barry got 1 as well. It was a tough loss, but next week we head into Regional Payoffs with our heads high!  Let’s go Cavs!

Girls Varsity Basketball

Wednesday night in the Patriot District Tournament quarterfinals, the Girls Hoops team won the rematch of their final Patriot District regular season game of 2021 by soundly defeating the Fairfax Lions. Nearly every player earned their way onto the floor for some game action and was highlighted by likely our Senior Girls last time competing on the hardwoods in Woodson High’s home court, The Red Room.

Next, the team lost a tight and highly contested game versus historical girls basketball  power-house West Springfield on Thursday night at the Spartan’s home court, a game that saw the Cavs jump out to a large lead after the first quarter, tied at half-time, however eventually succumbing to the Spartans at the end.

The coaches and team will face Mount Vernon High this week in the Occoquan Regional Tournament opening round.

Varsity Boys Swim and Dive

FEB 2021: CAV Boys competed in Occoquan Regional meet and had a strong showing with many of our WTWSwimDive earning through their performances spots in the State championship meet this week.  Winners set team and Regional records.

Varsity Girls Swim and Dive

FEB 2021:  CAV Girls WON the Occoquan Regional Championship.  Many of our WTWSwimDive earned through their performances spots in the State championship meet this week.  Winners set team records during the Occoquan Championship victory effort.

On to STATES this week- Good Luck to the Cav coaches and Team!

Watch all of Woodson's HOME athletic events on the Woodson Broadcast Studio channel on YouTube. AWAY contests are streamed on the host-schools’ YouTube channels.

WTW RESOURCES Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

College & Career Center News

Upcoming Events – all upcoming events with registration information are listed in the College & Career Center Calendar that students can access through their Google account. 

Fairfax and DC Area Virtual Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The next weekly College & Career Center Newsletter will be sent out on Monday. Newsletters are also saved in Naviance under Document Resources – College & Career Center News for you to access at your convenience.

Parents for Safe Teen Driving Seminar

The next Parents for Safe Teen Driving Seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10th from 7-8:30 p.m.

This presentation is required in order to obtain a drivers license before the age of 18.  This will be a virtual presentation to be held through Google Meet.  This presentation is for all 3rd quarter Driver Education students as well as 1st and 2nd quarter students who missed attending the first two PSTD presentations. 

The Google Classroom with the Google Meet link with be provided to all 3rd quarter students at the beginning of the quarter.  The 1st and 2nd quarter students who still need to attend can email Mr. O’Hara at dgohara@fcps.edu and you will be added to the 3rd quarter PSTD class Google Classroom.

Classroom Monitor - Job Opportunity

FCPS is in need of Classroom Monitors for the transition to in-person instruction.

Job Description: Provides in-person classroom assistance to a school or center assisting a virtual teacher with conducting classroom activities; works with individual and small groups of students; operates technology to include cameras, learning platforms, and learning tools; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; provides supervision throughout the school day including in the classroom, halls, lunch, recess, and specials; performs administrative and noninstructional duties, such as keeping daily attendance; and ensures all CDC/safety protocols and procedures (e.g., fire drills) are implemented and followed.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable with basic technology equipment/tools; knowledge of and ability to ensure all CDC/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and ability to interact effectively with assigned student population.

Hours/Days: Tuesday-Friday from 7:45am-3:15pm

To apply, visit the Classroom Monitor job listing.

If you are interested in working at Woodson specifically, after you apply to FCPS please let us know by sending an email to Mr. Brooks at  drbrooks@fcps.edu.  

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:30 - 3:00 pm and 5:00-7:30 pm

Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 am - 12 pm and 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Friday - 9:00 am - 12 pm

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

Woodson Library Curbside Pickup 

Students who place a hold on an available book by Friday at noon can pick up that book on the following Monday between 10 am and 2 pm from a cart outside of the main entrance or just inside of Door 1 if it is raining. Students may place up to five (5) holds.   

Students can use their FCPSSchools.net account or go to our Woodson Virtual Library site to learn how to place a hold.   

Questions?  Contact Mrs. Linski at mllinski@fcps.edu or Mrs. Anderson at msanderson@fcps.edu

Math Center

Students can find the Math Center link at the top of the CAV KIOSK.

  • Set up an appointment for tutoring on the  Math Center’s Make An Appointment page.  We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays during the 2nd half of Learning Seminar and Lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  We are also open the first half of 5th period for Academy students who have a travel period or students with a study hall/release period.
  • Students may also come to Math Center  for tutoring via a BB course titled:  WHS Math Center 2020-21 (Walk-in Appointments).  Within the site, students will find a BBCU link to join. 

 Please email Mrs. Bell at kebell@fcps.edu with questions!

Writing Center is Open!

Students can meet with a tutor on Mondays between 10am and 2 pm, as well as during unencumbered returns.  After students schedule a time through the BlackBoard site, they will use the BBCU link on the site to enter the Writing Center and work with a tutor in a breakout session.  Students will be able to present their work so they can work through the writing easily. 

WeMail Input

Want to add to the WeMail? Add your inputs by Sunday before the Tuesday we sent out to this Google doc.

2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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Woodson Weekly - February 5th

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Woodson families shared their "fun in the snow" pictures with Dr. Floyd.

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 15th - President's Day, School Holiday

Tuesday, February 16th - New Bell Schedule Begins - 8:20am-2:50pm

Tuesday, February 16th - Return to School Town Hall at 7pm

Friday, March 5th - 2 hour early release

Monday, March 8th - School Development Day, No School for Students

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. Return to School Town Hall, February 16th
3. Return to School Information
4. Report Cards
5. Monthly Senior Socials - 1st one on February 12th
6. Graduation Announcements
7. PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th
8. Student Portraits for Yearbook - Deadline TODAY
9. College & Career Center News

PAST News but still important 
10. Leadership Class for 2021-2022 - Deadline TODAY
11. Free STEM Program for 9th Graders - Deadline Monday
12. Parents for Safe Teen Driving Seminar
13. World Language Credit Exam
14. College Partnership Program
15. Emotional Wellness Resource
16. FCPS Laptop Tech Support Hours at WTW
17. Parent Technology Help Desk
18. Order the WTW 2021 Yearbook

NEW News 1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Hello Woodson Families:

So, the famous weather predicting groundhog says 6 more weeks of winter… does that mean more snow? It was lovely to see the snow last weekend, to play outside and enjoy the memories of being a kid again. I loved snow days and will forever long for those days. I’m not sure how this new world of virtual access will impact future snow days. We have seen snow with all virtual days but as students return to the building we will see how this is impacted on future snow days. I loved seeing our students out in the snow, feel free to keep sending me pictures.  

On Tuesday, February 2nd our School Board approved the return of our students who wish to come back in person!  (Please see the chart below.) We will be in touch with those groups next week. Starting Tuesday, February 16th we welcome back our Category B special education students and start the new bell schedule. Students in grades 9 and 12 return Tuesday, March 2nd and students in grades 10 and 11 will return Tuesday, March 9th.  

The in-person students will be separated into groups as they were advertised earlier this year. Students with last names A-K (Group A) will attend school in-person on Tuesday and Wednesday; students with last names L-Z (Group B) will attend school in-person on Thursday and Friday. Virtual students (Group C) will attend school virtually Tuesday - Friday. If you have questions about this please contact Woodson's Director of Student Services, Mr. Peters at fjpeters@fcps.edu.

We are excited to see what the next month brings as we get our students safely back into the building!  If you have questions, feel free to reach out anytime, cefloyd@fcps.edu.

Stay safe, stay well, stay connected, Cavaliers!

Dr. Floyd

2. Return to School Town Hall

In anticipation of students returning to school in March, Dr. Floyd will host a Return to School Town Hall on Tuesday, February 16 at 7pm. The link to join the Town Hall will be emailed to parents on the morning of February 16th.

The focus of this Town Hall will be in-school procedures. One note, based on data from the CDC and other organizations, temperature checks have been discontinued at building entry. We will continue to check temps for students not wearing a mask or not feeling well. Masks and 6 foot distancing are required and we will constantly remind students to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer. 

THIS JUST IN:  We will have 3 lunch shifts and students will eat in the cafeterias or Cav Hall.  Breakfast and lunch is provided at no cost and the microwaves will be available, however the social distancing is required and we will need to wipe them down between uses. Cav Hall will be for those who bring their lunch and in each location desks are used and facing the same direction, and will be cleaned after each lunch. 

Breakfast and lunch setup in Cafeteria A.

3. Return to School Information

To view your selection for in-person or virtual instruction for your student, look in SIS ParentVUE under the Student Info menu. Here are instructions on how to find your Return to School intention on ParentVUE

As we prepare to bring our students back for in-person instruction here are some updates. 

  1. Parent Health Commitment Form – Complete in ParentVUE.  This needs to be completed by Friday, February 26th. Please see the translated versions
    ArabicChinese, FarsiKoreanSpanishUrdu, and Vietnamese.
  2. FCPS Health and Safety Document – FCPS guidance on health procedures
  3. Return to School – FCPS Website for information on returning to school.
  4. Woodson's Return to School - Woodson specific information on returning to school.

Even Maisey enjoyed the snow fun!

4. Report Cards

Report Cards will be mailed on Monday, February 8th.  Grades are available to view in SIS ParentVUE and StudentVUE

5. Monthly Senior Socials - 1st one on Friday, February 12th

Each month through the end of the school year, Woodson is planning in-person opportunities to celebrate the Class of 2021.  Our first Senior Social will take place on Friday, February 12th (weather reschedule date: Friday, February 19th) from 3:45-4:45pm in the Senior Parking Lot.  This month’s theme is “Love.”

These monthly events will take place outside, socially distanced following all CDC guidelines including the mandate to wear a mask during the entire event. If a student experiences any COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days of the event, please stay home.

Students can drive or walk to the event. We will have chairs set up 6 feet apart so that students can visit with each other, listen to music, and enjoy some treats. Students will want to dress for the weather and/or bring blankets.

We are asking parents to provide some individually packaged, store purchased treats for the seniors for this event. Please use this SignUpGenius to let us know you are planning to drop off treats so that we have enough treats for the seniors attending. These treats can be dropped off at the school office between 8am-3pm Monday through Friday.

Seniors must sign up to attend the event.  The SignUpGenius link to confirm attendance at the event will be sent to Senior parents and can be found on the Class of 2021 Google Classroom.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. George Hewan at gkhewan@fcps.edu.

6. Graduation Announcements

Seniors and Parents – It's time to order the official W.T. Woodson High School 2021 graduation announcements! 

Please click on or copy and paste the link below into your browser to order the announcements.  www.balfour.com 

Here is step by step instructions on how to order:

Step 1- Go to balfour.com
Step 2- Type in W.T. Woodson High School under "Shop my School"
Step 3- Select "Announcements"
Step 4- Complete your information
Step 5- Checkout 

You can also order other "Grad Essentials" such as Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Souvenir Tassels, 2021 Apparel, etc. on the website.  Orders will be shipped home.

If you have any questions please contact Balfour at 703-941-1436 or balfournova@yahoo.com

Congratulations to our Girls Swim & Dive Team - Occoquan Regional Champions!

And, congratulations to Coach Susie Hamrock (pictured back row, far right) for being named the 2020 NFHS Mideast Boys Swim Coach of the Year!

7. PSAT for 10th Graders on April 19th

On Monday, April 19th, Woodson High School tenth graders will have the opportunity to take the PSAT 10.

FCPS will cover the cost for any tenth grade student to take this test.

General information about the PSAT 10 test format is available on the College Board webpage (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10).

Monday, April 19th has been designated for independent learning in FCPS high schools, so students who choose to take the PSAT 10 will not miss synchronous instruction or intervention with their teachers.

We will share more details about test day schedules and bus transportation in the coming weeks.

FCPS health and safety protocols for PSAT 10 administration are available online (https://www.fcps.edu/node/41891). 

If you have questions about the PSAT 10 administration at WT Woodson High School, please contact our Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee, kpguinee@fcps.edu

8. Student Portraits for Yearbook

Students that did not have their yearbook photo taken by Lifetouch may submit a portrait for the yearbook by TODAY, Friday, February 5th.  Please use this flier for instructions on how to submit photos.

If you have any questions, please contact Yearbook Advisor Tessa Weghorst at tmweghorst@fcps.edu.

Scholastic Gold Key Award winning art portfolio - "Imperfections" by Dakota Brodniak.

9. College & Career Center News

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The weekly College & Career Center Newsletters are sent out on Mondays. Newsletters can also be accessed here at your convenience. I have virtual walk-in office hours for students during lunch on Tues/Wed/Thu,  and Scholarship Fridays for Seniors during lunch every Friday. Students will have to sign in with their FCPS student account. 

Upcoming Events and College Fairs – more upcoming events with registration information are listed in the College & Career Center Calendar that students can access through their FCPS Google account.

  • Are you interested in joining the ARMY? We have a virtual info session with an Army Recruiter on Monday, February 8th, at 2 pm. Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu to register.
  • Fairfax and DC Area Virtual Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  You may register at this link.
PAST News - Still Important 10. Leadership Class for 2021-2022

Students interested in taking Leadership next school year must complete an application, request a teacher recommendation, and sit for an on-line interview. 

Application forms and more information are now available on The Class of 2022, 2023, or 2024 Google Classroom.

Applications should be submitted no later than TODAY, Friday, February 5th.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Schmauder at plschmauder@fcps.edu.

11. Free STEM Program for 9th Graders

Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) is a FREE educational program of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, designed to ignite a passion in students who already show an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our hope is that the BLAST 3-day residential, on-campus experience, which is packed with demonstrations and collaborative activities led by college faculty, will inspire students to envision a career in a STEM field and motivate them to expand the number of STEM-related classes they take in higher grade levels. 

Applications are being accepted online through Monday, February 8th.

Scholastic Gold Key Award winning photograph - "Dusk At Nubble Lighthouse" by Luke Gibson

12. Parents for Safe Teen Driving Seminar

The next Parents for Safe Teen Driving Seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10th from 7-8:30 p.m.

This presentation is required in order to obtain a drivers license before the age of 18.  This will be a virtual presentation to be held through Google Meet.  This presentation is for all 3rd quarter Driver Education students as well as 1st and 2nd quarter students who missed attending the first two PSTD presentations. 

The Google Classroom with the Google Meet link with be provided to all 3rd quarter students at the beginning of the quarter.  The 1st and 2nd quarter students who still need to attend can email Mr. O’Hara at dgohara@fcps.edu and you will be added to the 3rd quarter PSTD class Google Classroom. 

13. World Language Credit Exam

The 2021 Credit Exam for World Languages will take place in March of 2021.  Students who take the credit exam have the opportunity to earn up to three (3) credits, based on demonstrated proficiency.

Thirty (30) languages will be assessed via the FCPS Credit Exam.  In order to offer the test in all languages while maintaining a safe testing environment, some languages will be tested online and some will be tested in person.

  • These languages will be tested online between March 2, 2021 and March 10, 2021:  Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • These languages will be tested in person on March 13, 2021 and March 20, 2021 (Saturdays):  Amharic, ASL, Bengali, Farsi, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Nepali, Pashto, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Somali, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Credit exam information is available at Credit Exam for WL.

Registration opens Monday, February 8th, at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26th.  All students must register for the exam through their school counselor by February 26, 2021. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Scholastic Gold Key Award winning drawing & illustration - "Portrait" by Taylor Shea.

14. College Partnership Program

The College Partnership Program (CPP) is designed to assist students who are traditionally underrepresented in college (i.e. first generation, African-American or Black, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, English learners, students with disabilities or economically disadvantaged) in exploring, applying and enrolling in college. In accordance with FCPS’ goal to eliminate gaps in opportunity, access, and achievement for all students, CPP focuses on academic advising, college visits, parent engagement and preparation beyond high school.

The CPP is now accepting applications. Students can only apply online with their FCPS G Suite account.  Applications are due by Friday, March 19th.

There will be a virtual information session for students and parents on Monday, March 1st at 3:15pm.  Please email Ms. Jamie Korpacz at jlkorpacz@fcps.edu with questions or to get the information for the virtual info session.

15. Emotional Wellness Resource

You or your staff may be hearing from parents who are concerned about their child’s emotional well-being. This one-pager (https://bit.ly/38k8Xyz) from Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and would be a valuable resource for your school community.

Please consider sharing it with them in your next newsletter and/or during a virtual parent meeting. If you have questions or need additional resources, please let us know.

16. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

New 2021 Laptop Tech Support Hours

Our onsite laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:
Monday - 1:00 - 7:30 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday - 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Thursday and Friday - 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Thank you,
W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

17. Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk

18. Order the 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

I can’t imagine a more significant time to purchase a relic of history and to celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers! 

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 tmweghorst@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

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 - February 2nd

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Schedule reminders

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, February 2nd - School Board Return to School Work Session (virtual). Agenda: Forum - 10 a.m., Calendar - 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Return to School- 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Link to watch session 

Wednesday, February 3rd - Report Cards available in ParentVUE and StudentVUE. They will be mailed home this week as well.

LOOKING AHEAD

Monday, February 15th - President’s Day - School Holiday

PTSO NEWS TOMORROW - FCCPTA Meeting with Megan McLaughlin

Wednesday, February 3rd from 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA) is hosting a Woodson Pyramid PTA meeting with your elected Braddock District School Board Rep, Megan McLaughlin.

Link to join meeting

February PTSO Meeting - next Tuesday February 9; 6:00-7:00PM

Agenda includes:  Back to school discussion, live with Dr. Floyd and Teacher Representative Ms. Pollack, Class of 2021, Budget Review, PSAT, Mock SAT.

 Link to join meeting

Mock SAT/PSAT/ACT Tests Available Through C2 Education Fairfax

These tests are available on a date that fits your schedule and can be taken in-person or online. All proceeds support WTW PTSO. Details and link to sign up are under Fundraising below.

AmazonSmile LINK

Why not 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. Every little bit helps!

Signing up is quick and easy - click here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-0959675

Communication and Social Skills Workshop for Families

In case you weren't able to attend the Effective Communication session hosted by the PTSO and iContact last week (or you want to view the useful information again), click this link for the webinar recording:

https://vimeo.com/490054509/fc205ddab0

Your Donations go a long way in helping our Woodson Teachers

The PTSO continues to  support our teachers with equipment to assist them in this challenging year. If you’d like to donate to help this cause, click here https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/home scroll mid-way down the page and select the DONATE button! The PTSO and WTW teachers appreciate the support!

WTW NEWS & EVENTS National School Counseling Week, Feb 1st-5th 

National School Counseling Week 2021, “School Counselors: All In for All Students,” will be celebrated Feb.1st-5th. This event, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), focuses public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. 

Please consider taking a moment to thank one of our school counselors for the work they do (you can find their contact information here). We appreciate their tremendous support and impact on our students, school, and community.

Student Yearbook Portraits

If your child did not get a photo taken by Lifetouch and would still like to be pictured in Woodson's 2020-2021 yearbook, please follow the instructions on this flier to submit a photo no later than Friday, February 5th. Make sure to select the PORTRAIT button when uploading your photo.

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 portrait/candid photos all in one place! 

If you have any questions, please contact Woodson's Yearbook Advisor, Tessa Weghorst at tmweghorst@fcps.edu.

For IN-PERSON Learning Students ONLY

Parent Health Commitment Form – Can be filled out in ParentVue.  This needs to be completed prior to your child starting in-person learning. Please see the translated versions

Amharic  Arabic  Chinese  Farsi  Korean  Spanish   Urdu   Vietnamese

Woodson Choral Boosters

Please join us tomorrow Wednesday, February 3rd at 7:30 pm for our next virtual Chorus Booster Meeting!

Virtual Dessert on Broadway will air on March 5th and 6th.  And it wouldn’t be Dessert on Broadway without desserts!  If you live within the Woodson School District, we can deliver right to your door! Or you can pick up your desserts!  Just place your order here by February 19th.  Quantities are limited, so order now! You can also show your support to our performers by sending a Break-a-Leg-a-gram!  Send flowers, candy, a pencil, or a stuffed bear- or a combination- along with a personal message.  We will deliver the grams before the show to performers within the Woodson School District area.  Just place your order here by February 24th!  Supplies are limited, so order soon!

Thank you to everyone who has generously supported our fundraising efforts!  If you have not had a chance to do so, there are still lots of opportunities to support our program, including purchasing Woodson Chorus masks!  For more information, please visit Woodson ttps://woodson chorus.org/sponsor-scrips-gear.

Woodson Chorus masks are in! To find out more information and to order, clink on this link: https://forms.gle/6A2BGYVarzZmYc8w9

For more information about upcoming events, monthly meetings, restaurant nights, and other Chorus and Chorus Booster activities, please check our various online resources such as the Chorus website, Blackboard, Google Classroom, Gmail, Youtube, Monthly Newsletter, WeMail, and Instagram.

Chorus website: www.woodsonchorus.org

Youtube Channel: Go to “Woodson Chorus”  Please Subscribe!

Instagram: Follow us @wtwchorus

2021 Teen Summer Production Camps Overview and schedule (open for ages 12-18)

Radio camps overview:  As part of our Radio Camps, students will learn the use of our WRLD radio studio equipment (audio board, mics, tapes, and recording decks) and learn the procedures on how to conduct a radio show at our station.  During the camp, students will work in creating individual show segments such as, news reports, traffic updates, or specific student-selected themes.  Together with their fellow students, they will works towards the goal of creating a pre-recorded 1-hour radio show. 

TV Camps overview:  FPA offers three distinct versions of the television production camps.  An indoor television studio production camp, a field production documentary-style camp and a post-production camp, focusing in teaching the use of Adobe Premiere and the role of a video editor.  As part of each TV 101 Camp, students will learn the core equipment functions, crew positions and requirements, and the numerous planning steps

Additional information regarding our programs are available online at www.fcac.org and further assistance or copies of our catalogs are available upon request by contacting us at the Training Department.

Contact: Jay Erausquin / FPA-Director of Training / 571-749-1102 / jerausquin@fcac.org

FUNDRAISERS Mock SAT/ACT/PSAT - available online and in-person - on multiple dates!

Mock tests are available for students through C2 Education Fairfax on multiple dates. They are offered online and in-person. 

How it works – Register and make $20 payment on WTW PTboard - https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=9  C2 Education Fairfax will then contact you to schedule your mock test and results assessment. All proceeds benefit Woodson PTSO.

About C2 Education – For over 20 years, C2 has provided comprehensive test prep, tutoring, and college admissions support to thousands of students across nearly 200 locations. Our Fairfax location has served Woodson HS in the past, including more than 100 students over the recent years, and has a stellar reputation for helping families as demonstrated by our 4.9 Google rating.

If you have questions contact:

POC: Bianca Miao

Phone Number: (703) 978-7600 or email Fairfax@c2educate.com

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

Order yours today at https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw/store?store=1894

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

Want to 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 Brocatofam@gmail.com

Order your 2021 WTW Yearbook!

The WTW yearbook is ready for orders!

To purchase go to: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278.

Contact  tmweghorst@fcps.edu with any questions!

Class of 2021 Yard Signs

Still available for purchase!

Text Miklos Kiss to schedule pickup 703-975-7928

Your sign can be personalized with sticker(s) to include your activity(ies) of choice, or leave it BLANK. (For example, Football, Band, Gymnastics, Drama, Band, Precisionettes, etc.) 

https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1894&form=6

For additional details please contact: wptsovpfundraising@gmail.com

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 wptsomagnets@gmail.com.

SENIOR LEGACY BRICKS - A special way to honor your WTW graduate

Senior parents, Don't forget to order your Senior Legacy Brick in honor of your graduating Senior (or for other family members who are W.T. Woodson alumni). These Bricks make excellent graduation gifts!! The Bricks will be installed in the courtyard between the main entrance and the auditorium entrance. We will strive to have them installed before the Senior Baccalaureate ceremony, but definitely before 2021 Graduation. 

You can order by filling out the Brick Order Form (found HERE) and sending your check to the mailing address indicated on the bottom of the order form. You can also pay online HERE and follow the instructions for what to engrave on the brick, or send a scanned copy of the order form to wptsobricks@gmail.com.

(We must have a copy of the order form on file to order the brick).

If you have any questions, please contact Katherine or Shane Gilbert at wptsobricks@gmail.com.

WTW CAVS SPORTS RECAP Reminder About Athletic Facilities Access

Due to social distancing measures and protocols, our Athletic Facilities will be closed to the public during Woodson Athletic practices weekdays from 3pm-6pm. The end time may extend without notice.

Woodson Parents and Guardians, please communicate to your students that if they do not have a scheduled in-season practice or an out-of-season workout, then they should not be using Woodson athletic facilities.

Cav Winter Varsity Sports Updates

Varsity Wrestling

The Cavalier grapplers dropped a nail biter against Marshall last Wednesday 30-27, and also lost to Edison 42-15. Congrats to Wayne Burger, Bradley Brewington and Marshall Caceres, who all recorded two wins on the evening. The Cavs are back in action Saturday morning for the final regular season event against Falls Church and South County.

Boys Varsity Basketball

What a difference a week can make!  This week your Boys Varsity Basketball program came out of the gate ready to go!  On Tuesday night they were back on our home turf playing the West Springfield Spartans. The boys totally rocked the “Red” room with a final score of 59-50. Alex Klein was high scorer of the night with 24 points! He hit three 3’s in the 4th period to seal the fate of the Spartans. Moe Raff was also on his game with 13 points for the night, and Devin Cuviello  had double digits with 10. Xavier Barry, Sinneh Bangura, Brady Lencz and Andre Pacheco all had points on the board. Our rebounding continues to be strong with Brady, Andre, Alex all in for 3 apiece, and Moe and Devin in for 2 total rebounds. It was an exciting game to watch and it’s a great day to be a Cavalier!

Thursday night, we were at Robinson Secondary School, and the boys walked away with a 73-54 win over the Rams. Devin Cuviello was our high scorer of the night with 22 points including four 3’s spread out throughout the four periods!  Moe Raff and Brady Lencz both had 10 points apiece to give us the boost we needed to dominate the boards. Abdul Ahmed, Xavier Barry, Anthony Meaders, Sinneh Bangura, Alex Klein and Andre Pacheco also added to the Cavaliers total score. We were just as hot with our rebounds for the night and again, Devin came in number ONE for 7 total rebounds! Pacheco, Lencz, Stoker, Ahmed, Bangura, Gallagher, Klein, and Raff also helped us to retain custody of that basketball!  Great job boys!

Third times the charm!  Saturday afternoon, your Cavaliers beat the Fairfax Rebels on our home court with a final score of 48-31. Alex Klein and Devin Cuviello walked away with the high scores for the evening, but Rubeel Achekzai, Abdul Ahmed, Brady Lencz, Andre Pacheco,and  Moe Raff all had points on the board. Devin Cuviello, again, led us in rebounds with 7, and Bangura, Barry, Klein, Lencz, Meaders, Pacheco, Raff, Stoker and Schmidt also added to the Cavaliers possessions!  AMazing win this afternoon!  It is always a great day to be a Cavalier!

Girls Varsity Basketball

The Girls Hoops team lost three Patriot District games last week versus West Springfield, Robinson, and Fairfax to close out District play.  The final two contests were very close games going down to the end, with the Robinson game ending with the Rams making a shot with less than two seconds remaining to decide the game.

The Cavs will be back in action this Wednesday, February 3, with a rematch of their final regular season game vs. Fairfax in the Quarterfinals of the Patriot District Tournament at Home in The Red Room. Game is at 5:45 PM and available for livestream viewing.

Varsity Boys Swim and Dive

THU and FRI, 28-29 JAN 2021:  CAV Boys WON the Patriotic District Championship

Congrats to our Boys Team! 4 individual wins, SWEEP of all relays, 1 team record broken, 3 District records broken.  5X District championships!  Great Team meet, working hard to do it again at Regionals!

Varsity Girls Swim and Dive

THU and FRI, 28-29 JAN 2021:  CAV Girls WON the Patriotic District Championship

Congrats to our Girls Team! 4 individual wins, 2 relay wins, 1 team record broken, 1 District record broken.  Great Team meet, working hard to do it again at Regionals!

So...Double Patriot District Championships here in 2020/2021 for all our student-athletes, managers, and coaches representing the Cav Community in Swim and Dive!  A special shout out to our own Head Coach Susie Hamrock for being named “Coach of the Year” and to Kristen Spencer and Stephanie Pollack as her colleagues on the Coaching Staff.

Varsity Rifle

The Woodson Rifle Team shot their last match of the season before regionals this past Saturday, January 30th.  Once again a Woodson athlete claimed the spot as the highest scoring shooter.  Senior  and Captain, Meredith Ivey took that honor shooting a 391.

Her second and third sets of 10 were both 99.  Coming in right behind her in second place was Senior and Captain Nate Wehrlen shooting a 389.  Freshman Ben Hays came in third shooting a 388.  Captain Tori Kopelen was also part of the scoring team and joined fellow teammates Ben Hays, Nate Wehrlen and Meredith Ivey in the top 8 with a score of 384.  Giving up so few points secured another first place win for the Woodson Cavaliers' Rifle team as they head into Regionals.  Also representing their team at this last meet were Senior Joseph Kessler and Juniors Emma Orthman and Justin Mangis.  Like the scoring team these athletes had a strong solid match, ending the season making Woodson proud.

Watch all of Woodson's HOME athletic events on the Woodson Broadcast Studio channel on YouTube. AWAY contests are streamed on the host-schools’ YouTube channels.

WTW RESOURCES Emotional Wellness Resource

If you are concerned about your child’s emotional well-being, Healthy Minds Fairfax provides easy-to-digest information and can be a valuable resource for your family. See their one-page summary here:  Healthy Minds Fairfax  

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)

College & Career Center News

Upcoming Events – all upcoming events with registration information are listed in the College & Career Center Calendar that students can access through their Google account. 

College 101 – Planning for College Presentation, THIS WEDNESDAY, February 3rd at 7 pm, by Erin Slater, Director of Admissions at Randolph Macon College: “College is a match to be made and not a prize to be won!” Please join us to learn how you can plan and prepare for college and the college application process. This Woodson event is for Sophomores and Juniors, and their parents/guardians. 

Fairfax and DC Area Virtual Gap Year Fair on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  

Please follow the Woodson College & Career Center on Twitter and Instagram @wtwcareercenter. The next weekly College & Career Center Newsletter will be sent out on Monday. Newsletters are also saved in Naviance under Document Resources – College & Career Center News for you to access at your convenience.

Parents for Safe Teen Driving Seminar

The next Parents for Safe Teen Driving Seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10th from 7-8:30 p.m.

This presentation is required in order to obtain a drivers license before the age of 18.  This will be a virtual presentation to be held through Google Meet.  This presentation is for all 3rd quarter Driver Education students as well as 1st and 2nd quarter students who missed attending the first two PSTD presentations. 

The Google Classroom with the Google Meet link with be provided to all 3rd quarter students at the beginning of the quarter.  The 1st and 2nd quarter students who still need to attend can email Mr. O’Hara at dgohara@fcps.edu and you will be added to the 3rd quarter PSTD class Google Classroom.

You can now find Woodson Student Services on Social Media!

The Woodson Student Services department is now on Twitter and Instagram! Please follow us @wtwstudentsvcs to stay up to date on news and information from Student Services.

Please share this with your WTW student and encourage them to follow us too.

Free STEM Program for 9th Graders

Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) is a FREE educational program of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, designed to ignite a passion in students who already show an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our hope is that the BLAST 3-day residential, on-campus experience, which is packed with demonstrations and collaborative activities led by college faculty, will inspire students to envision a career in a STEM field and motivate them to expand the number of STEM-related classes they take in higher grade levels. 

Applications are being accepted online through Monday, February 8th.

Classroom Monitor - Job Opportunity

FCPS is in need of Classroom Monitors for the transition to in-person instruction.

Job Description: Provides in-person classroom assistance to a school or center assisting a virtual teacher with conducting classroom activities; works with individual and small groups of students; operates technology to include cameras, learning platforms, and learning tools; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; provides supervision throughout the school day including in the classroom, halls, lunch, recess, and specials; performs administrative and noninstructional duties, such as keeping daily attendance; and ensures all CDC/safety protocols and procedures (e.g., fire drills) are implemented and followed.

Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable with basic technology equipment/tools; knowledge of and ability to ensure all CDC/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and ability to interact effectively with assigned student population.

Hours/Days: Tuesday-Friday from 7:45am-3:15pm

To apply, visit the Classroom Monitor job listing.

If you are interested in working at Woodson specifically, after you apply to FCPS please let us know by sending an email to Mr. Brooks at  drbrooks@fcps.edu.  

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If parents or students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, the following must be completed:

  1. Submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal,
  2. Schedule an appointment to come on-site, and
  3. Complete a health screening questionnaire prior to arriving. 

Laptop tech support hours by appointment only are:

Monday - 1:30 - 3:00 pm and 5:00-7:30 pm

Tuesday - Thursday 9:00 am - 12 pm and 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Friday - 9:00 am - 12 pm

Parent Technology Help Desk

To support families who are working with their children during distance learning, FCPS launched a new Parent Technology Help Desk. The number is 1-833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS). It will be answered by staff 7 a.m.to 11 p.m., seven days a week. If the help desk is unable to solve the issue on the phone with the parent or guardian, they will enter a ticket on the parent’s behalf and the request for help will be transferred to the appropriate FCPS team. 

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English should let help desk staff know, and a interpreter will join them on the line. (FCPS also has existing parent information phone lines, available in eight different languages, that can assist with general questions about FCPS.)

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents and guardians to request technology help directly. 

Get more information about the new Parent Technology Help Desk.

Woodson Library Curbside Pickup 

Students who place a hold on an available book by Friday at noon can pick up that book on the following Monday between 10 am and 2 pm from a cart outside of the main entrance or just inside of Door 1 if it is raining. Students may place up to five (5) holds.   

Students can use their FCPSSchools.net account or go to our Woodson Virtual Library site to learn how to place a hold.   

Questions?  Contact Mrs. Linski at mllinski@fcps.edu or Mrs. Anderson at msanderson@fcps.edu

Math Center

Students can find the Math Center link at the top of the CAV KIOSK.

  • Set up an appointment for tutoring on the  Math Center’s Make An Appointment page.  We are open Tuesdays & Thursdays during the 2nd half of Learning Seminar and Lunch on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  We are also open the first half of 5th period for Academy students who have a travel period or students with a study hall/release period.
  • Students may also come to Math Center  for tutoring via a BB course titled:  WHS Math Center 2020-21 (Walk-in Appointments).  Within the site, students will find a BBCU link to join. 

 Please email Mrs. Bell at kebell@fcps.edu with questions!

Writing Center is Open!

Students can meet with a tutor on Mondays between 10am and 2 pm, as well as during unencumbered returns.  After students schedule a time through the BlackBoard site, they will use the BBCU link on the site to enter the Writing Center and work with a tutor in a breakout session.  Students will be able to present their work so they can work through the writing easily. 

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2020-21 PTSO OFFICERS 

Miklos Kiss / President / wptsopres@gmail.com, miklos.kiss@cox.net 

Sara Mastro / 1st Vice President - Membership / wptsovp1@gmail.com

Kiona Harvey/ 2nd Vice President - Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Vacant  / Communications Director / wptsocomm@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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