Woodson Weekly - February 3rd

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Woodson Weekly -
February 3rd

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

Mission Statement

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

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The MSA, MESA and For the Culture clubs collaborated this week in a joint club meeting.

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 6th - Academic Advising begins (through March 10th)

Monday, February 6th - Partners for Safe Teen Driving Seminar, 6:30pm, Auditorium (see story #5)

Monday, February 6th through Friday, February 10th - National School Counseling Week (see story #3)

Wednesday, February 8th - Sophomore Night, 6:30-8pm, Auditorium (see story #8)

Friday, February 10th - P.S. I Love You Day (see story #10)

Saturday, February 11th - Winter Dance, 8-11pm (see story #11)

Monday, February 20th - Presidents' Day Holiday

The complete FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon, Woodson Community:

Woodson celebrates many important events throughout the school year. And, next week we celebrate two: National School Counseling Week and P.S. I Love You Day.

Next week is National School Counseling Week 2023 (#NSCW23)! Students are encouraged to take time to thank THEIR school counselor, whether it's upon seeing them in the hallway, visiting their office, preparing a formal notecard or letter; or just sending them a nice email.

As part of a national movement to decrease bullying and promote mental health, Woodson celebrates P.S. I Love You day. On the second Friday of every February, Woodson students and faculty wear purple as an awareness that everyone can help students with concerns about depression or suicide. To report any incidences of bullying, please use the online anonymous bullying site.

On Friday, February 10th, encouraging notes are handwritten for every student at Woodson and posted on their lockers. Our student leadership greets students at the door with cheers and wrist bands and sells t-shirts to fundraise for anti-bullying activities. P.S. I Love You Day is a wonderful day at Woodson where we display kindness and a welcoming environment for all.

Coming soon: next Friday we will send out a sign up for staff, parent, and student opportunities for Mental Health First Aid training. Space will be limited, so sign up ASAP!

This week we have unfortunately had to close many bathrooms due to vandalism. All have been boys bathrooms and all have been because the toilets are being stuffed with various items and therefore causing flooding. If anyone has any information on these acts of vandalism please reach out to Mr. Mey at [email protected] or to me at [email protected].   

Have a wonderful weekend,

Dr. Floyd
Principal

Dessert on Broadway seniors!

In this Issue

ACTION Items
1. Back to School Night Survey
2. Deadline Extended - 2023-24 Draft School Year Calendar Options

NEW News
3. National School Counseling Week
4. Counselor Corner
5. Leadership Lab
6. Parents for Safe Teen Driving Seminar - This Monday
7. US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night
8. Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025
9. Are you interested in Nursing?
10. P.S. I Love You Day
11. Winter Dance on February 11th
12. Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo
13. It's College Partnership Recruitment Season!
14. International Night Potluck Contributors Needed
15. 2023 Regional Scholastic Art Awards
16. College & Career Center News
17. Eating Disorder Parent Information

PAST News, but still important 
18. Attendance Procedures
19. High School Academy Open Houses
20. Strategic Plan Engagement Sessions for Students and the Community
21. Summer Enrichment Opportunities
22. 2023-24 College Financial Aid Forms Are Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help
23. Professional Resume & College Resume Writing Workshop
24. Tutor.com for Exam Prep
25. Order Your Cavalier Yearbook
26. Class of 2023 News
27. Laptop Tech Support Hours 
28. Woodson's PTSO

ACTION Items 1. Back to School Night Parent Survey

As promised, the Woodson Administration is open to feedback for SY2023-24's Back to School Night (BTSN).

I invite you to take this Back to School Night Survey to share your thoughts on what works best for your family and what you want to see in BTSN this Fall. 

2. Deadline Extended - Draft 2023-24 School Year Calendar Options

Your feedback is important! FCPS is seeking community feedback on the draft calendar options for the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years.

Please share your thoughts by filling out this form. The form will be open through Monday, February 6th at noon.

Scholastic Gold Key winning digital art, "Management" by Temm Phan

NEW News 3. National School Counseling Week

February 6th-10th is National School Counseling Week, and highlights the tremendous impact school counselors have in helping students achieve academic success and planning for a career. School counselors work with students in a variety of different capacities, whether it is through classroom lessons, group sessions, or individual counseling. Learn more about the role of school counselors in FCPS.

We are so thankful for our Woodson School Counselors!

4. Counselor Corner

Over the last few weeks, Student Services has been busy getting ready for academic advising season! This past Monday, January 30th Woodson held our Curriculum Night. Students and their families heard from staff members about our curriculum, courses being offered next year, and other information to help everyone begin preparing for the 23-24 school year. If you were unable to attend, or want to go back and review the slides shared and other information discussed, please visit our Academic Advising & Curriculum website.

Also this week, counselors visited 11th grade 3rd period Learning Seminars and History classes to provide Juniors with an overview of the academic advising process. Juniors were reminded about how advising works, heard about new course offerings, and were given topics to think about before meeting individually with their counselors starting next week, February 6th.

Counselors will visit 10th grade Learning Seminar classes on Friday, February 10th, and 9th grade Learning Seminar classes on Monday, February 27th to present similar information before students in those grade levels begin their academic advising meetings with their counselors.

Please take the weekend to look at our academic advising padlet. You can review course offerings and speak with your student about the feedback they received from their mini conferences with their teachers this past week. It is important students are thinking about school/life balance when selecting classes for next year, along with focusing on classes geared towards their interests and aligned with their personal goals. We are excited to begin meeting with students for advising next week!

Academic Advising schedule:

  • Rising Seniors (current 11th graders): February 6-February 16 (through US History classes)
  • Rising Juniors (current 10th graders): February 17-February 24 (through PE10 classes)
  • Rising Sophomores (current 9th graders): February 27-March 9 (through PE9 classes)

Science Fair!

5. Partners for Safe Teen Driving Seminars

Attention all 10th grade students and their parents. All new drivers and parents must attend a state mandated traffic safety seminar, Partners for Safe Teen Driving.

The next seminar is this Monday, February 6th. Please mark your calendar for the Woodson seminars for 2022-2023. Seminars will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will take place in the Woodson Auditorium. The program is 90 minutes and you must arrive on time and stay for the entire presentation to receive credit. 

The last seminar for the year will take place on Monday, April 17th.

6. Leadership Lab

Today our Leadership Class held the first ever “Leadership Lab” where students from SGAs/Leadership classes throughout FCPS joined together to share ideas and build relationships.

Students shared icebreakers, ideas for new events, discussed how their Leadership class works, did a t-shirt swap, and so much more, while their teachers also got to meet and share ideas from their schools. A special shout out goes to Leadership Seniors Kim McNamara, Noah Tajudeen, and Abby Hammond for putting together this entire event. We are so proud of how hard you worked for this, the passion you put into it, and how you have created something that will last for years to come.

Interested in joining Leadership and being part of incredible experiences like this? Application are available on your Class Schoology groups, and are due by Friday, February 10th. Email Schaefer and Schnebel with questions at [email protected] and [email protected] or stop by Room A133 to say hi!

7. US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night

Woodson's US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night is on Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm at Oakton HS.

The presentation will include a panel of experts from all military service academies and each branch of ROTC as well as a representative from a Congressional Office. Students have the opportunity to meet individually with the representatives, ask questions and pick up materials.

No pre-registration required. Juniors who want to apply to a Service Academy or ROTC Program are encouraged to attend. This event is open to ALL grade levels!

8. Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025

Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025 will take place on Wednesday, February 8th from 6:30-8pm in the Woodson Auditorium.

Please join us to learn about College & Career Planning Resources and Next Steps for Rising Juniors. We will have Erin Slater, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at UNC Greensboro, speak about how to find your Best Fit College, what role parents are playing and how colleges make their admissions decisions.

This event is for Sophomores & their Families. No registration required.

Science Fair!

9. Are you interested in Nursing?

Please join us on Thursday, February 8th from 10:15 – 11:15 am in the Career Center to learn about the different pathways to Nursing.

Lyka Ante, an alumna of John Lewis High School, is a registered nurse working on a mother/baby unit. She completed her nursing degree through a dual degree program at the University of Mary Washington. Come and hear about her journey to nursing and the different pathways available to pursue your nursing career.

Please register for this presentation HERE. Open to all grade levels.

10. P.S. I Love You Day

The Woodson Leadership Class is hosting P.S. I LOVE YOU Day on Friday, February 10th. 

The goal of PS I Love You Day is to spread happiness and love to promote mental health awareness. We want to raise awareness among students about mental health in the hopes of making a difficult conversation easier.  

On Friday, February 10th, we encourage the Woodson community to wear purple to foster kindness and a welcoming environment.  Special PS. I Love You Day long sleeve shirts go on sale Monday, February 6th between the cafeterias for $20.

Scholastic Gold Key winning drawing, "A Souvenir" by Hannah Lee

11. Winter Dance on February 11th

The Winter Dance is Saturday, February 11th, from 8-11 in the Aux gym. 

The winter dance, the Snow Ball, has returned after a two-year hiatus. The theme is Fire and Ice and the dress is festive formal (a step below semi-formal).

Tickets cost $10 and all proceeds from the dance benefit the Woodson Buddies. Tickets may be purchased in-person during all lunches between the cafeterias next week. 

Purchase tickets online here: Purchase Tickets Here

Students bringing a date/friend from another school must complete the guest form. Guest forms can be picked up in the main office.

12. Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and school divisions across the region, are hosting a Career Fair with panel discussions with industry experts in multiple fields on Monday, February 13th through Thursday, February 16th, 2023. A virtual, but live, event, Instruction 2 Industry is free to all students currently enrolled at the high school level. Please join us, and learn where your future in NOVA can take you! 

The regional event will offer a connection to more than 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields across the region. Employers and industry experts will be represented from highly sought-after career clusters.

High school students will be able to participate in the following ways:

  • Learn about work-based learning (WBL) opportunities
  • Attend industry panel discussions
  • Learn about postsecondary education, training, and apprenticeship opportunities.

There is a schedule of events and the registration window is now open. We look forward to seeing you!

Email [email protected] for more information.

13. It is College Partnership Recruitment Season!

The College Partnership Program is designed to systematically mitigate the impact of barriers to access, opportunity, and attainment and supports students who are from populations that are historically underrepresented on college campuses including:

  • Due to illness, FCPS ACE/Career & Technical Education Info Session cancelled their visit on Monday, February 6th. We will reschedule and send out the new date.
  • Students who are the first in family to attend college in the U.S
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic, of one or more race
  • Students with disabilities
  • English language learners
  • Economically disadvantaged students

Students Meet Monthly to gain access to different college and career resources, speakers and tours. To apply please fill out this application by Friday, March 10th.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to Jamie Korpacz ([email protected]), Alaina Proffitt ([email protected]), and Lizzi Walter ([email protected]) school counselors & CPP advocates.

Scholastic Gold Key winning digital art, "Sector 9" by Ashley Chi

14. International Night Potluck Contributors Needed

Woodson's International Night is looking for potluck contributors! This year, International Night will be held on Friday, February 24th. The event consists of a potluck in the cafeteria and a fashion show and performances in the auditorium. Organizers of the event would love teachers, families, and community members to help in contributing food for the event. 

As a potluck contributor you are not required to attend rehearsals but please arrive at 4:30 on February 24 to either drop off your food or prepare it for serving. Please aim to bring 30 or more servings to feed a crowd and fill out this form.

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

15. 2023 Regional Scholastic Art Awards 

The 2023 Regional Scholastic Art Awards program has awarded 533 awards to 337 Fairfax County Public Schools students for outstanding artwork. Artworks were submitted and judged in categories including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, digital art, design, architecture, jewelry, fashion, film and animation, mixed media, and art portfolios.

The Gold Key and Silver Key artworks will be displayed at Northern Virginia Community College’s Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale from Friday, February 9, to Thursday, March 23, with an award ceremony on Wednesday, March 1.

Woodson students receiving Scholastic Art Awards are:

Gold Key Award Winners: Ieva Balunis, Ashley Chi (2), Nora Cook, Catherine Han (2), Reese Hoffman, Hannah Lee, Temm Phan.

Silver Key Award Winners: Ieva Balunis, Ashley Chi (2), Nora Cook (2), Catherine Han.

Honorable Mention Award Winners: Ieva Balunis, Ashley Chi (2), Lucie Cho, Amelia Grannis, Reese Hoffman, Allie Johnson, Allison Kim, Liana Kim (6), Hannah Lee, Kai Morales, Temm Phan, Carlos Ramirez, Vivian Vu.

Scholastic Honorable Mention winning drawing, "An Attraction Without" by Lucie Cho

16. College & Career Center News

Please see College & Career Events listed below. Please access the live Calendar for event information & registration links. Scholarship Opportunities & Extracurricular Enrichment Programs can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets.

  • US Service Academy & ROTC Info Night on Feb 7
  • Nursing Presentation on Feb 8
  • Sophomore Night on Feb 8
  • FCPS Virtual Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo, Feb 13 - 16
  • Fire & Rescue/EMT Career Presentation on Feb 21
  • Resume Workshop on Feb 27

Please access the live Calendar for event information & registration links.

17. Eating Disorder Parent Information

The Code of Virginia, 22.1-273.2, requires Virginia Public Schools to provide, on an annual basis, parent educational information regarding eating disorders for pupils in grades five through twelve. According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2022),

“Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect people of all genders, ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual orientations, body shapes, and weights. While no one knows for sure what causes eating disorders, a growing consensus suggests that it is a range of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Eating disorders are not fads or phases, and can have serious consequences for health, productivity, and relationships.”

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a webpage with detailed information and resources to be provided to parents and guardians of Fairfax County Public Schools. This information may be found at the following link: https://www.fcps.edu/node/37440

PAST News, but still important 18. Attendance Procedures

Please review Woodson's attendance procedures to ensure accurate reporting for your student.  

If your student will be absent from school, a parent/guardian must notify the attendance office. Below is a quick guide for reporting all-day absences, late arrivals, and early check-outs from school.

19. High School Academy Open Houses

FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning this month. Learn more and find the calendar of all Academy Open Houses

View the YouTube playlist of academy videos.

Edison Academy: Saturday, February 4th 10am-1pm
Fairfax Academy: Tuesday, February 7th 6:30-7:30pm

A high school academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that can prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, and/or internships with local businesses.

20. Strategic Plan Engagement Sessions for Students and the Community

Strategic Plan: Make Your Students’ Voice Count! FCPS is currently seeking secondary students in grades 7-12 who are interested in participating in a Strategic Plan focus group. This focus group provides an opportunity to share feedback in a small group with other FCPS students and a trained facilitator. FCPS is hosting four virtual focus groups for secondary students in February and March:

Thursday, February 9th, 3:30-5 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m.

Thursday, March 16th, 3:30-5 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m.

Interested students should check their email for a form to sign up for the focus groups. Students will be asked to provide their student ID, so their parents/caregivers can be identified and contacted to ask for consent to participate.

If you have any questions about the student focus groups or you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact [email protected]  

Register Now to Attend a Community Forum! 

Check out the schedule of Community Forums and register for the one that is most convenient for you. Community Forums will provide every resident an opportunity to participate in and influence the direction of FCPS’ Strategic Plan, prior to its completion and formal adoption by the School Board. Learn more about our strategic planning process.

21. Summer Enrichment Opportunities 22. 2023-24 College Financial Aid Forms Are Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help

It’s time for high school seniors and their families to complete college financial aid forms. Most colleges require that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be completed by Saturday, March 1st, to receive the maximum financial aid possible in fall 2023. Some schools have earlier priority deadlines, so check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines and specific forms to complete. To begin the FAFSA, you will need to create a FSA ID

A funding opportunity is available for students who are unable to complete the FAFSA—the Virginia Alternative State Aid (VASA) program. Visit the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia website for help in determining which aid option is right for you.

College Access Fairfax's website offers recordings, virtual workshops, and other resources. Their Financial Aid Champions also provide help completing the financial aid forms. To request a one-on-one appointment, please email [email protected].

Families can also contact their high school's college and career specialist or school counselor if they need additional help.  

23. Professional Resume & College Resume Writing Workshop

Please join us on Monday, February 27th from 10:15–11:15am in Cav Hall to learn how to write a winning resume.  Please complete this Google Form to register. Registration closes on Friday, February 24th. All grade levels are encouraged to participate.

You will learn

  • How to build up your resume
  • The sections of a resume
  • Resumes for Summer jobs, internships, scholarships, etc.
  • How to draft your College Resume

This workshop is presented by Ann McFadyen. Ann is a professional career coach and resume writer, trained and certified in Federal Resume writing. She has worked internationally as an employment advisor and resume writer and for college and graduate school counselors as an essay and personal statement editor. With an MFA in creative writing, Ann loves to help clients and students to discover and tell their own stories to advance their personal and professional development.

24. Tutor.com for Exam Prep

Did you know Tutor.com can help with more than just homework? This free, on-demand tutoring service also offers a comprehensive range of resources that include exam prep for AP, SAT, and ACT tests. 

Students can take practice quizzes at any time, and if they struggle in particular areas, they can immediately connect to a live tutor through voice or chat options for help. Learn more on the FCPS Tutor.com website

25. Order Your Cavalier Yearbook

Purchasing a Yearbook:

Don't miss out - reserve your student's copy of the yearbook today! We print a limited quantity of yearbooks every year and we WILL sell out. Preordering is the only way to guarantee a copy of the yearbook. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and type in Woodson's  code - 5278.

Thank you for your support of the Woodson Yearbook! For any questions, please email Staci Vega at [email protected].

26. Class of 2023 News

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2023? Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know.

27. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Our walk-in hours in Room A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

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

Thank you, Woodson HS Tech Support Team

28. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. 

2022-23 PTSO Board -

Miklos Kiss - President 
Lena McGinn - VP Membership
Diane Raffaele - Secretary 
Kyle Durbin - Treasurer
Jill Battaglia - Communications

PTSO website https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/annlist

We look forward to a great school year! 

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

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

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

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

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

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

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

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

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

Woodson Athletics Spring Sports Try-out Information

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

 

  Please note that any student wanting to tryout for a sports team must have the following items completed and turned in prior to tryouts: 

1) VHSL Sports Physical - completed and turned in to Woodson Activities Office or directly to our Athletic Trainers

2) Activity Registration - online submission that encompasses Emergency Care Form information, Concussion Education Training and the sport of interest

 

For more detailed information about requirements and tryout schedules, please visit www.wtwoodsonsports.com and each sports specific webpage.

  Spring Sport Tryout Schedules Baseball

Location: Baseball Field

Monday February 20th – Friday February 24th

Varsity 3:30 – 6:30

JV 5:00 – 7:45

 

Softball

Location: Softball Field

Monday, February 20th   12:30pm - 2:00pm - Hitting Session | 2:00pm - 3:00pm - Fielding Session | 3:00pm - 3:30pm - Ps&Cs

Tuesday, February 21st   5:00pm - 7:30pm Hitting Evaluations

Wednesday, February 22nd   5:00pm - 7:30pm Fielding + Ps & Cs Evaluations

Thursday, February 23rd   5:00pm - 7:30pm Scrimmage Evaluations

Friday, February 24th    5:30pm - 8:30pm Team Announcements/Face-to-Face meetings

 

Boys Soccer

Location: Main Stadium Field or Aux Field if notated

Monday, February 20th   Varsity 8:00 am – 10:00 am  |  JV 7:30 – 9:30 pm 

Tuesday, February 21st   JV 3:30pm - 5:30pm Aux Field |  Varsity 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Wednesday, February 22nd   JV and Varsity 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Thursday, February 23rd   JV and Varsity 3:30pm - 5:45pm Aux Field

Friday, February 24th   JV off; Varsity 6:00pm – 7:30pm

 

Boys Lacrosse

Location: Main Stadium

Monday, February 20th   5:30pm - 7:30pm  (players report at 5pm)

Tuesday, February 21st   5:30pm - 7:30pm  (players report at 5pm)

Wednesday, February 22nd   5:30pm - 7:30pm  (players report at 5pm)

Thursday, February 23rd    5:30pm - 7:30pm  (players report at 5pm)

 

Girls Lacrosse

Location: Main Stadium

Monday, February 20th   3:30pm-5:30pm

Tuesday, February 21st   3:30pm-5:30pm

Wednesday, February 22nd   3:30pm-5:30pm

Thursday, February 23rd   3:30pm - 5:30pm

Friday, February 24th   3:30pm - 5:30pm

 

Girls Soccer

Location: Main Stadium and Aux Fields

Monday, February 20th   JV only 3:30pm - 5:45 pm Aux Field

Tuesday, February 21st    JV 3:30 - 5:30pm Aux  |  Varsity 8:30 - 10:00 Stadium Field

Wednesday, February 22nd   JV and Varsity 3:30pm - 5:45pm Aux field

Thursday, February 23rd   JV 3:30pm - 5:45pm Aux field  |  Varsity 5:30pm - 7:30pm Stadium Field

Friday, February 24th   JV off  |  Varsity 3:30pm - 5:45pm

 

Boys Tennis

Location: Tennis Courts

Monday, February 20th   Noon - 2:30pm

Tuesday, February 21st   4:15pm - 5:30pm

Wednesday, February 22nd   3:00pm - 4:15pm

Thursday, February 23rd   4:15pm - 5:30pm

Friday, February 24th   3:00pm - 5:30pm (If needed)

 

Girls Tennis

Location: Tennis Courts

Sign-up for each day of try-outs will be posted in Schoology - you must sign-up for at least 3 days in addition to Monday (which is mandatory for everyone)

Monday, February 20th   10am -12pm or 2:30pm - 4:30pm 

Tuesday, February 21st   3:15pm - 4:15pm 

Wednesday, February 22nd   4:15pm - 5:30pm

Thursday, February 23rd   3:15pm - 4:15pm

Friday, February 24th    3:15pm - 5:15pm

 

Track & Field

TRYOUT FORMAT: All athletes must tryout in at least three events.

Sprinters need to tryout in the 100m, 200m, and 400m | Distance runner the 400m, 800m, 1600m | Jumpers need to tryout in jumps, 100m, and 200m | Throwers the shot put, discus and 100m.

Monday, February 20th   10:00AM at the track

  • 1600 meter run | 100meter dash | 400 meter dash | Field Events. Open practice

Tuesday, February 21st  3:30pm at the track

  • Shot Put | Discus | High Jump | Long Jump (Triple Jump) | Pole Vault

Wednesday, February 22nd  3:30pm at the track

  • 800 meter run | 100m/110m Hurdles | 200 meter dash

Thursday, February 23rd    3:30pm Cuts made in inside location TBA

 

Crew

Monday, February 20th   3:30pm - 7:00pm Café B

Feb 21-24th    All squads from 4:15pm - 6:30pm at Sandy Run Regional park

 

Spring Booster Pass SALE!   Other Important Links

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

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

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

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

 

  #CAVSTRONG #oneWoodson

 

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WTW PTSO WeMail for January 31

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

  1. SCHEDULE REMINDERS
  2. PTSO NEWS
  3. WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
  4. WOODSON CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
  5. CAVS SPORTS
  6. FUNDRAISERS
  7. RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
  8. FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
  9. REPEAT INFORMATION FOR REFERENCE
SCHEDULE REMINDERS

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, January 31 - Deadline to submit PTSO Spring Grant Application - Details under PTSO News & Events

Wednesday, February 1 - Gap Year Fair, 6:30-9pm at West Springfield HS - Details under FCPS News & Events

 

NEXT WEEK

Wednesday, February 8 - Sophomore Night, 6:30-8pm, Auditorium - Details under Woodson News & Events

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Saturday, February 11 - Fire & Ice WInter Dance - Details under Woodson News & Events 

Tuesday, February 14 - Virtual PTSO Meeting 

Friday, February 24 - International Night - Details under Woodson News & Events

 

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

PTSO NEWS   TODAY IS THE DEADLINE for PTSO Spring Grant Applications

This spring, the PTSO has $4500 to award in total for all grants.  Our hope is to do our best to accommodate your request or some portion of it.

Applications can be submitted by students, teachers, and parents with a specific request for funding their department, group or organization. Before submitting a grant request, it is important that you have discussed/reviewed your request with the teacher, club sponsor, department head, or Director of Student Activities, Blair Smith. 

Please answer all of the questions with as much information as possible so the PTSO can have a clear understanding of what you are asking for and how it will help staff and/or students at WT Woodson.

Click here to access the grant application form. 

If you have any questions please email Sara Mastro [email protected].

The firm deadline to submit this form is Tuesday, January 31st.

WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS SIS Availability

FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents through Monday, February 6th during second quarter grading and report card generation.

Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed until Monday, February 6th at 6 am.

Back to School Night Parent Survey

The Woodson Administration is open to feedback for SY2023-24's Back to School Night (BTSN).

Take this Back to School Night Survey to share your thoughts on what works best for your family and what you want to see in BTSN this Fall. 

Woodson Student Services

Here are some important upcoming dates for Student Services related events:

  • Wednesday and Thursday, February 1st and 2nd: Teacher feedback meetings during all classes (teachers will conference individually with students during each class over these two days to provide feedback on course selections for next year)
  • Friday, February 3rd: Academic Advising for Juniors begins
  • Wednesday, February 8th: Sophomore Night, 6:30pm-8pm in Woodson Auditorium
  • Friday, February 17th: Academic Advising for Sophomores begins
  • Monday, February 27th: Academic Advising for Freshmen begins

The Student Services Padlets are always a great source of information and updates from Student Services! If you need additional resources to help with organization, time management, study skills, etc., you can find them through our Academic Supports Padlet. As always, students are welcome to visit Student Services or email their counselors at any time.

Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025

Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025 will take place on Wednesday, February 8th from 6:30-8pm in the Woodson Auditorium.

Please join us to learn about College & Career Planning and Next Steps for Rising Juniors. We will have a College Director of Admissions speak about how “College is a Match to be made and not a Prize to be won.”

This event is for Sophomores & their Families. No registration required.

Woodson Parent Book Club

The Woodson Library is interested in hosting a parent book club. Our goal is to read Young Adult fiction or nonfiction titles followed by a discussion of the book titles in connection with Woodson’s High School Values. 

Parents can select a book of their choice with the only requirement being that is a Young Adult title. 

Date and time are to be determined if there's interest from the Woodson community. Please contact Lisa Muir, Woodson Librarian, [email protected] if you are interested.

Potential Meeting times: Last Thursday of the Month. 7pm. Woodson Library or via ZOOM.

US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night

Woodson's US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night is on Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm at Oakton HS.

The presentation will include a panel of experts from all military service academies and each branch of ROTC as well as a representative from a Congressional Office. Students have the opportunity to meet individually with the representatives, ask questions and pick up materials.

No pre-registration required. Open to ALL Grade Levels!

P.S. I Love You Day

The Woodson Leadership Class is hosting P.S. I LOVE YOU Day on Friday, February 10th. 

The goal of PS I Love You Day is to spread happiness and love to promote mental health awareness. We want to raise awareness among students about mental health in the hopes of making a difficult conversation easier.  

On Friday, February 10th, we encourage the Woodson community to wear purple to foster kindness and a welcoming environment.  Special PS. I Love You Day long sleeve shirts go on sale Monday, February 6th between the cafeterias for $20.

Winter Dance on February 11th

The Winter Dance is Saturday, February 11th, from 8-11 in the Aux gym. 

The winter dance, the Snow Ball, has returned after a two-year hiatus. The theme is Fire and Ice and the dress is festive formal (a step below semi-formal).

Tickets cost $10 and all proceeds from the dance benefit the Woodson Buddies. Tickets for the dance go on sale on-line Friday, January 27th. Tickets may also be purchased in-person during all lunches between the cafeterias beginning on Monday, January 30th. 

Purchase tickets online here: Purchase Tickets Here

Students bringing a date/friend from another school must complete the guest form. Guest forms can be picked up in the main office.

International Night

International Night will take place on Friday, February 24th!  This night offers a chance for the Woodson community to come together and celebrate its many cultures. At this time students, families, and friends are heavily encouraged to sign up to participate in the show's potluck, fashion show, and performances.

Rehearsals will take place Tuesday, February 14th (optional, but highly recommended), Wednesday, February 22nd, and Thursday, February 23rd (dress rehearsal) approximately 3:00-6:00 pm. 

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

WOODSON CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Woodson Chorus

Thank you to the Woodson Choral Department, the choral booster parents, and our amazingly talented kids for a top-notch Dessert on Broadway weekend.

The 34th year of this awesome Broadway revue was a great success. Audience members laughed, cried, and resisted the urge to get up and dance! Over 1,000 tickets were sold for the three performances this weekend.

Thank you to the Woodson community for their support. You can next catch Woodson Chorus perform at their Pre-Assessment Concert in the Woodson Auditorium at 7PM on Thursday, March 9th. 

Woodson Winter Guard

Congratulations to the Woodson Winter Guard in their first competition this past Saturday. Woodson walked away with a First Place finish in their division out of 13 other winter guard teams.

Come out and support the team for their next competition this Saturday, 4th of February at Patriot HS (10504 Kettle Run Road, Nokesville, VA 20181).  Woodson’s scheduled performance time is 12:30pm. Tickets are $15 for Adults (+11) and $10 for Seniors and Children. Find information about the competition HERE.  Hope to see you there.

CAVS SPORTS Varsity Updates

Girls Basketball

The Lady Cavs delivered a 52-33 victory over Fairfax on Senior Night. Emma Komaily led scoring with 25 points followed by Annie Madison with 9 and Jada Ramos-Diggs with 7. Sabina Niedrick was the chairwoman of the boards, pulling down 9 rebounds.

South County defeated Woodson 75-56 on Friday. Sabina Niedrick scored 17 points in three quarters of action, Emma Komaily added 11 points, while Brooke Godlove contributed a feisty 10 points and 5 rebounds. After a defenseless first quarter, Julia Oleyar amped up the Red Room crowd by taking a hard charge to blunt a run by the Stallions.

Ice Hockey 

The team celebrated its seniors on Friday night when it took on top ranked Washington Liberty.  The team controlled the game until late in the third period.  Unfortunately, Washington Liberty scored a late goal to take a 5 to 4 lead and then got an empty netter to make the final score 6 to 4. Everett Liu (TJ) led scorers for our team with two goals. Matt Reinke also scored a goal with Derek Hanson assisting on two and senior Will Wo also getting an assist.  

On Sunday night, the team dropped its final regular season against high-powered Forest Park/Hylton, 9 to 3. The team was missing several key players due to the game being played on a non-traditional Sunday night instead of Friday night and had trouble matching up with the speed and power of the Forest Park/Hylton team.  Henry Persky, Matt Reinke, and Sam Walker (Robinson) scored goals for the team, with Carson Edington, Antonio Nevano (Robinson) and Seth Bond (Robinson) providing assists.  

The varsity team will play again in the first round of the playoffs on Friday, February 10th.  Details are still to be announced.  Meanwhile, the Junior Varsity will play on Friday, February 3rd against Hayfield/South County.  The game is at The St James.  Puck drop is at 8:20 and as always, admission is free.

Woodson Seniors:  Will Wo, Matt Reinke, Ian Santamauro, and Nathan Coons

Swim & Dive

The Woodson girls team, who finished the regular season undefeated, is now also the Patriot District Champions! This past weekend’s District meet was an exciting two days, with many swimming their best times and making regional and state cuts.

Congratulations to our District champs in the individual events: Ava Craig in the 200 Free, Jillian Ferrari in the 50 Free and 100 Back, and Lien Nguyen in the 500 Free. And Nathaniel Grannis finished as the District Dive champion.

In addition, the girls 400 Free Relay team of Ava Craig, Catherine McClure, Brigid Donohoe and Jillian Ferrari won their relay, while also setting the Patriot District Record.

Next up this weekend, Regionals at the Oak Marr Rec Center. Friday, Feb 3 is the Swim and Dive Regional Prelims, starting at 5:30pm. With the Finals on Saturday, Feb 4 at 5:30pm.

Cavalier Sports This Week

Tuesday, January 31st

Boys Basketball vs. West Springfield 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Home)

Girls Basketball @ Fairfax 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Away) 

Wednesday, February 1st

Wrestling Districts @ Robinson 11:30 am (Away)

Track Districts Day 1 @ PG Sports Plex  4:30 pm (Away)

Gymnastics Districts @ Fairfax 4:15pm (Away)

Thursday, February 2nd

Gymnastics vs. LB, Lang, Ann, McLean @ Lake Braddock 6:00pm (Away)

Friday, February 3rd

Boys Basketball @ Lake Braddock  4:30/5:45/7:30 (Away) 

Girls Basketball vs. Lake Braddock 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Home) 

Swim and Region Dive 8:45 (B) 12:30 (G) @ Oak Marr (Away)

Swim and Dive Region Prelims 5:30pm @ Oak Marr (Away)

Track District Day 2 @ PG Sports Plex 4:30pm (Away)

Saturday, February 4th 

Boys Varsity Basketball @  VA Prep Classic (@ VA Wesleyen univ) 4:00pm  (Away)

Swim and Dive District Finals @ Oak Marr 5:30PM (Away)

Woodson Booster Spirit Wear Store

Visit our Woodson Athletic Boosters spiritwear store! 

New Items!!

¾ sleeve baseball shirt

Comfort Colors crewneck

Cavaliers t-shirts in mens/womens sizes

CAVS white out shirt

We also have our classic spirit wear including hoodies, flannels, sweatpants, hats, and t-shirts!

Click here to shop now!

FUNDRAISERS Student-organized Fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Order Your 2022-23 Woodson Yearbook

Don't miss out - reserve your student's copy of the yearbook today! A limited quantity of yearbooks is printed every year and they WILL sell out. Preordering is the only way to guarantee getting a copy. 

Click here to order and type in Woodson's  code - 5278

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT - A great way to prepare for the upcoming tests!

Tests are administered either in-person or online and can be scheduled Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 9pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

Sign up here to take a mock SAT, ACT, or PSAT with C2 Education - available online or in-person!!  (Requires an existing or new Woodson PTSO login)  Cost is $20 to register for your mock test, all proceeds will benefit Woodson C2 Education Fairfax will contact you to schedule your test and results assessment.

Woodson Logo Boys Lacrosse Fundraiser

Woodson Boys Lacrosse is painting Woodson’s famous W and sabers logo as a fundraiser. By getting your own customized “W”, you can support the team and show your school spirit at the same time!

Click this link for more information.

Woodson Garden Flags

Garden Flag Dimensions - 12"x17"

Available options —

Non-Personalized $15 OR Personalized $20 

Personalization - Add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year! (For example: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2023; Woodson Class of 2023)

Click here to purchase your flag! 

For more information, contact Melissa Fabrizio at [email protected].

VIP Graduation Tickets

Are you looking forward to graduation at Eagle Bank Arena? Enjoy it even more with VIP seats! The names of 10 lucky people will be drawn and will win 8 amazing seats. 

Click HERE  to enter the raffle for prime seating!  

This is a fundraiser for Cavalier Cruise (All Night Grad Party!)

Senior Yard Signs

Show your Senior pride by displaying a Class of 2023 Yard Sign! Cost is $25.00 each. All proceeds support the Class of 2023, including the Cav Cruise (all night graduation party).

Click here to purchase online! OR $25 cash or check at pick-up.

Text/Call Miklos Kiss at 703-975-7928 to arrange pick-up at his house.

Questions? Contact Miklos Kiss [email protected]

Senior Class of 2023 Legacy Bricks

Buy a Brick and create a Lasting Legacy for your Woodson Student!

The brick courtyard in front of the school between the main entrance and the auditorium still has plenty of room for bricks for you to honor your special student or alumni.  Individual bricks cost: $100.  They make great graduation presents for Seniors, or as a legacy for all the members of your family! 

To purchase, visit the Woodson PTSO PTBOARD website HERE. If you prefer, you can mail the brick order form (LINK HERE) to the school with a check. 

All orders are due no later than April 17, 2023.  Plan accordingly! 

If you have questions, or for more info contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

STUDENT DRIVER MAGNETS

Magnets are $8.00 each or 3 for $20.00. You can order online HERE.  Magnets are delivered to your door contact free! 

If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

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

The College & Career Center is open from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm in E 109. Students are welcome to come by before or after school, during Returns/Lunch, or send an email to schedule an appointment at [email protected]. Christine Lieb-Mosley, College and Career Specialist, 703-503-4661

Click here for all College & Career Center news and upcoming events

Free SAT Math Prep Sessions

Woodson dad, Rick Neifield, is offering free SAT math prep sessions to Woodson students via Zoom. 

Sign up here. Direct inquiries and questions to Rick at [email protected]

Woodson Math Center

Student math tutors are available during 5th period return, 5th period lunches and after school Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00-3:45pm.

All sessions take place in B208. Look for the Math Center Flag. Tutors are excited to help students!

Free, On-Demand, Online Tutoring

Unless they’ve been opted out, students can access Tutor.com through Schoology. Every session is personalized to meet students’ needs from remedial to advanced levels. Sessions focus on conceptual learning and critical thinking—not quick answers.

Learn more on FCPS’ Tutor.com webpage.

In-person Tutoring Options

The tutor list contains the names of current FCPS employees who hold a valid and current teaching license in Virginia. These employees have contacted the Parent Resource Center to offer their services. The tutor list is updated monthly during the school year.

For a list of tutors, please email The Parent Resource Center [email protected]

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS THIS WEDNESDAY! 2023 Gap Year Fair for Students and their Families

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are co-hosting the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Wednesday, February 1st at West Springfield High School from 6:30 to 9:00pm. This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the growing array of gap year opportunities.

The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium from 6:30 to 7:15pm, by Julia Rogers, Founder of EnRoute Consulting and Gap Year Association Board President. Immediately following, the program fair will be in the cafeteria from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m., with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities. Students and their families are invited to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available.

Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.

High School Academy Open Houses

FCPS high school academies are holding open houses this winter. 

Fairfax Academy: Tuesday, February 7th 6:30-7:30pm

A high school academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that can prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, and/or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and find the calendar of Academy Open Houses.

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Strategic Plan Engagement Sessions for Students and the Community

Strategic Plan: Make Your Students’ Voice Count! Strategic Planning is in process and will incorporate feedback from school staff, families, students, and community partners and organizations. Please encourage your students to participate in this unique opportunity to share their voices.

FCPS is currently seeking secondary students in grades 7-12 who are interested in participating in a Strategic Plan focus group. This focus group provides an opportunity to share feedback in a small group with other FCPS students and a trained facilitator. 

FCPS is hosting virtual focus groups for secondary students in February and March:

Thursday, February 9th, 3:30-5 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m.

Thursday, March 16th, 3:30-5 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m.

Interested students should check their email for a form to sign up for the focus groups. Students will be asked to provide their student ID, so their parents/caregivers can be identified and contacted to ask for consent to participate.

If you have any questions about the student focus groups or you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact [email protected]  

Register Now to Attend a Community Forum! 

Check out the schedule of Community Forums and register for the one that is most convenient for you. Community Forums will provide every resident an opportunity to participate in and influence the direction of FCPS’ Strategic Plan, prior to its completion and formal adoption by the School Board. Learn more about our strategic planning process.

DMV Learners Permit Tests at Woodson

Woodson is pleased to announce that students can take the Virginia DMV learner’s permit test at Woodson. Students will use their school issued laptops and will be given a login just as they do for the SOL tests. If they do NOT have a school laptop, they must contact Mr. O'Hara ahead of time. Personal laptops do NOT work for the test. 

Students will be eligible to test if they are 15 years 6 months or older on the following Tuesdays at 3:15pm in Room C108: February  21st, April 25th, May 23rd 

Steps to complete the process: You must register in TWO places: ACE (for payment) and DMV for the test ticket.

  • Payment: First you must register through the ACE and pay $20. 
  • Register for this test event at DMV Registration (Internet Explorer 9 or higher or Safari).
  • A customer number is not required, but if you have a DMV ID card you must enter the name, DOB and customer number exactly as it appears on your DMV ID card. Otherwise, enter your full legal name and date of birth and leave the customer number field blank.
  • Please provide a parent or student’s email to receive registration confirmation, test results, notification of changes to the date and time or cancellation of the test event.
  • Before taking the two part knowledge test, please STUDY the Driver’s Manual located on DMV’s website.

If you have any questions with the process, please contact DMV by phone at (804) 497-7100.

David O’Hara ([email protected]), Driver Education Teacher

FCPS Quick Links

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Dr. Reid's Weekly Reflections 

FCPS Features 

FCPS Parent Center 

Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information

REPEAT INFORMATION FOR REFERENCE WeMail

This communication is emailed out every Tuesday of the school year and also posted on the PTSO Facebook page and webpage. 

Have something to share? If you have information you’d like to be considered for inclusion in WeMail, contact Jill Battaglia (PTSO Communications) at Battagl[email protected]

Sports and Activities Resources

Activity Registration - wtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

FCPS Student Athletics - www.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics

Woodson Clubs & Organizations

Click here for a complete list and details of Woodson's clubs & organizations 

Contact the sponsor listed for more information.

Attendance

Attendance is critical to student success in the classroom.

If your student will be absent from school, a parent/guardian must notify the attendance office. Below is a quick guide for reporting all-day absences, late arrivals, and early check-outs from school.

FCPS Inclement Weather Procedures

The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, FCPS will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Our walk-in hours in Room A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

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

Late Buses Available Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Late buses are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays through spring. Students may stay after school to participate in clubs/activities and/or receive academic intervention with teachers.

Tuesday and Wednesday late buses start loading around 4:45pm and depart from Woodson at approximately 5:15pm. Students who access the smaller bus runs need to sign up for a bus in Room F122 before lunch each late bus day. 

Please note, students may NOT go across the street to the shopping center after school and then return for the late bus.

Student Parking Passes 

There are 2 steps to purchase a student parking pass: 1) Complete the Parking Permit Application  2) Pay on MySchoolBucks. Navigate to the School Store, select the option for a parking permit, and check out.  Bring your printed receipt with you when picking up your permit. Click here for the Woodson Student Parking website

Staying Home When Sick

FCPS continues to require families to review the Daily Health Screening before sending students to school. The 5 Day Isolation Period will also continue for COVID positive students and staff.

Quick Links to Additional Resources  2022-23 PTSO Officers 

Miklos Kiss - President 

Lena McGinn - VP Membership

Diane Raffaele - Secretary 

Kyle Durbin - Treasurer

Jill Battaglia - Communications

Sara Mastro - Grants Coordinator

Ways To Get involved 

Join our PTSO 

Make a donation to PTSO   

Some of the many ways PTSO memberships and donations enrich the lives of our school community:

  • Teacher support and supplies
  • Fall & Spring Grants 
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation luncheons & events
  • Special school events 
  • And so much more!

Attend monthly PTSO meetings on Google Meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month

Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor

Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school! Amazon Smile  

Volunteer opportunities email [email protected] 

For more information visit the Woodson PTSO Website 

Find Woodson PTSO on Facebook 

W. T. Woodson PTSO

Woodson Athletics Week of Jan 30th

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

 

This Weeks Schedule Monday, January 30th

No Events Scheduled

Tuesday, January 31st

Boys Basketball vs. West Springfield 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Home)

Girls Basketball @ Fairfax 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Away) 

Wednesday, February 1st

Wrestling Districts @ Robinson 11:30 am (Away)

Track Districts Day 1 @ PG Sports Plex  4:30 pm (Away)

Gymnastics Districts @ Fairfax 4:15pm (Away)

Thursday, February 2nd

Gymnastics vs. LB, Lang, Ann, McLean @ Lake Braddock 6:00pm (Away)

Friday, February 3rd

Boys Basketball @ Lake Braddock  4:30/5:45/7:30 (Away) 

Girls Basketball vs. Lake Braddock 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Home) 

Swim and Region Dive 8:45 (B) 12:30 (G) @ Oak Marr (Away)

Swim and Dive Region Prelims 5:30pm @ Oak Marr (Away)

Track District Day 2 @ PG Sports Plex 4:30pm (Away)

Saturday, February 4th 

Boys Varsity Basketball @  VA Prep Classic (@ VA Wesleyen univ) 4:00pm  (Away)

Swim and Dive District Finals @ Oak Marr 5:30PM (Away)

 

  Other Important Links

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

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

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

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

 

  #CAVSTRONG #oneWoodson

 

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Woodson Weekly - January 27th

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Woodson Weekly -
January 27th

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

Mission Statement

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

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

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

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday-Saturday, January 27th-28th - Dessert on Broadway, Auditorium (see story #4)

Monday, January 30th - Curriculum Night for rising 9th,10th, 11th, and 12th graders, 6-8pm (see story #5)

Wednesday, February 1st - Gap Year Fair, 6:30-9pm at West Springfield HS (see story #6)

Wednesday, February 8th - Sophomore Night, 6:30-8pm, Auditorium (see story #9)

Friday, February 10th - P.S. I Love You Day

Saturday, February 11th - Winter Dance, 8-11pm (see story #10)

 

The complete FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

Message from Dr. Floyd

Hello Woodson Families:

Happy Friday! We made it to the end of the first semester. The class of ’23 is nearing the finish line and we are beginning to prepare for next school year. Curriculum Night is Monday, January 30th, please come!  Visit our site and story #5 for more information. 

I spend a great deal of time listening throughout my days and evenings here at Woodson. In doing so, I have seen patterns around some of the changes throughout COVID that we need to revisit. I invite you to take this Back to School Night (BTSN) Survey to share your thoughts on what works best for your family and what you want to see in BTSN this Fall. 

We are also looking at how to revamp Cav Kickoff, bring back some activities that have gone away while tweaking some others. Thank you to the parents who have been participating in the Parent Advisory Council for providing lots of good brainstorming and input on various Woodson topics. 

Parents! Did you know many students are taking screen shots of their work and sending it to their peers? There are actual class wide texts out there with kids work floating around. Please know that this is not what we aspire to with the Portrait of a Graduate attributes. Collaboration is demonstrating the ability to work interdependently within a group to promote learning, increase productivity, and achieve common goals. It is analyzing and constructing arguments and positions to ensure examination of a full range of viewpoints and seeking and using feedback from others to adapt ideas and persist in accomplishing difficult tasks. It is NOT sending around text message pictures of work. We will continue to have conversations with students around this and I ask parents to also engage in this discussion with your children. Working together, I am confident that we will foster effective collaborators!

Science Fair is coming and we need your help. On Tuesday, January 31st from 9AM – 1PM we still need judges! Please email Ms. Duarte or Ms. Barry directly at: [email protected] or [email protected] if you can assist!

I wish our community a lovely weekend and looking forward to seeing what the Groundhog sees or doesn’t see on Thursday.

Dr. Floyd
Principal

Woodson’s Scholastic Bowl team participated in the VHSL tournament at Edison HS this past weekend. The team were District champions and Regional runners-up!   

In this Issue

ACTION Items
1. Back to School Night Survey
2. FCPS Wants Your Feedback! Draft 2023-24 School Year Calendar Options

NEW News
3. SIS Availability
4. Woodson Chorus Presents - Dessert on Broadway - This Weekend
5. Curriculum Night and Academic Advising for 2023-24 on Monday
6. 2023 Gap Year Fair for Students and their Families
7. High School Academy Open Houses
8. US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night
9. Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025
10. Winter Dance on February 11th
11. Strategic Plan Engagement Sessions for Students and the Community
12. Honors Senior Orchestra
13. Woodson Presidential Scholars 
14. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
15. Attendance Procedures
16. P.S. I Love You Day
17. Lost and Found
18. International Night
19. 2023-24 College Financial Aid Forms Are Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help
20. Professional Resume & College Resume Writing Workshop
21. Woodson Parent Book Club
22. Tutor.com for Exam Prep
23. Order Your Cavalier Yearbook
24. Class of 2023 News
25. Laptop Tech Support Hours 
26. Woodson's PTSO

ACTION Items 1. Back to School Night Parent Survey

As promised, the Woodson Administration is open to feedback for SY2023-24's Back to School Night (BTSN).

I invite you to take this Back to School Night Survey to share your thoughts on what works best for your family and what you want to see in BTSN this Fall. 

2. FCPS Wants Your Feedback! Draft 2023-24 School Year Calendar Options

Your feedback is important! FCPS is seeking community feedback on the draft calendar options for the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years.

Please share your thoughts by filling out this form. The form will be open through Tuesday, January 31st at 1 p.m.

NEW News 3. SIS Availability

FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents through Monday, February 6th during second quarter grading and report card generation.

Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed until Monday, February 6th at 6 am.

4. Woodson Chorus Presents - Dessert on Broadway - This Weekend

Woodson’s annual Dessert on Broadway production is THIS weekend! Tickets are on sale online at woodsonchorus.org and at the door. 

5. Curriculum Night and Academic Advising for 2023-24

On Monday, January 30th, we will be hosting Curriculum Night where teachers will be available to discuss course options with students and families. This event is for rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders students and their families, and will run from 6-8pm. We understand there are a lot of decisions to make when selecting classes. On our Student Services Padlet we created a section specially for academic advising resources.

Here are some important upcoming dates for Student Services related events: 

  • Monday, January 30th: Curriculum Night: 6-8pm (for rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students and their families)
  • Wednesday and Thursday, February 1st and 2nd: Teacher feedback meetings during all classes (teachers will conference individually with students during each class over these two days to provide feedback on course selections for next year)
  • Friday, February 3rd: Academic Advising for Juniors begins
  • Wednesday, February 8th: Sophomore Night, 6:30pm-8pm in Woodson Auditorium
  • Friday, February 17th: Academic Advising for Sophomores begins
  • Monday, February 27th: Academic Advising for Freshmen begins

Students interested in courses requiring applications (SGA/Leadership, Sports Leadership, Yearbook, Buddies, etc.) for the 2023-2024 school year need to see their counselor for more information.

6. 2023 Gap Year Fair for Students and their Families

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are co-hosting the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Wednesday, February 1st at West Springfield High School from 6:30 to 9:00pm. This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the growing array of gap year opportunities.

The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium from 6:30 to 7:15pm, by Julia Rogers, Founder of EnRoute Consulting and Gap Year Association Board President. Immediately following, the program fair will be in the cafeteria from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m., with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities. Students and their families are invited to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available.

Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.

Woodson orchestra students were honored to receive the invitation to perform at the Board of Supervisors Chairman McKay’s New Year Reception, held at Fairfax Government Center, Friday, January 20.

7. High School Academy Open Houses

FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning this month. Learn more and find the calendar of all Academy Open Houses

View the YouTube playlist of academy videos.

Edison Academy: Saturday, February 4th 10am-1pm
Fairfax Academy: Tuesday, February 7th 6:30-7:30pm

A high school academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that can prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, and/or internships with local businesses.

8. US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night

Woodson's US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night is on Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm at Oakton HS.

The presentation will include a panel of experts from all military service academies and each branch of ROTC as well as a representative from a Congressional Office. Students have the opportunity to meet individually with the representatives, ask questions and pick up materials.

No pre-registration required. Open to ALL Grade Levels!

9. Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025

Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025 will take place on Wednesday, February 8th from 6:30-8pm in the Woodson Auditorium.

Please join us to learn about College & Career Planning and Next Steps for Rising Juniors. We will have a College Director of Admissions speak about how “College is a Match to be made and not a Prize to be won.”

This event is for Sophomores & their Families. No registration required.

10. Winter Dance on February 11th

The Winter Dance is Saturday, February 11th, from 8-11 in the Aux gym. 

The winter dance, the Snow Ball, has returned after a two-year hiatus. The theme is Fire and Ice and the dress is festive formal (a step below semi-formal).

Tickets cost $10 and all proceeds from the dance benefit the Woodson Buddies. Tickets for the dance go on sale on-line Friday, January 27th. Tickets may also be purchased in-person during all lunches between the cafeterias beginning on Monday, January 30th. 

Purchase tickets online here: Purchase Tickets Here

Students bringing a date/friend from another school must complete the guest form. Guest forms can be picked up in the main office.

11. Strategic Plan Engagement Sessions for Students and the Community

Strategic Plan: Make Your Students’ Voice Count! Strategic Planning is in process and will incorporate feedback from school staff, families, students, and community partners and organizations. Please encourage your students to participate in this unique opportunity to share their voices.

FCPS is currently seeking secondary students in grades 7-12 who are interested in participating in a Strategic Plan focus group. This focus group provides an opportunity to share feedback in a small group with other FCPS students and a trained facilitator. FCPS is hosting four virtual focus groups for secondary students in February and March:

Thursday, February 9th, 3:30-5 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m.

Thursday, March 16th, 3:30-5 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m.

Interested students should check their email for a form to sign up for the focus groups. Students will be asked to provide their student ID, so their parents/caregivers can be identified and contacted to ask for consent to participate.

If you have any questions about the student focus groups or you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact [email protected]  

Register Now to Attend a Community Forum! 

Check out the schedule of Community Forums and register for the one that is most convenient for you. Community Forums will provide every resident an opportunity to participate in and influence the direction of FCPS’ Strategic Plan, prior to its completion and formal adoption by the School Board. Learn more about our strategic planning process.

12. Honors Senior Orchestra

23 Orchestra students represented Woodson at the District XI Honors Senior Orchestra, held at George Mason University, Friday-Saturday, January 20-21.  BIG kudos to each student for going above and beyond!

Violins: James Ngo (2nd in the District), Kate Liang, Clara Do, Cosette Jo, Ethan Lee, Mallory Liang, Kai McMurry, Sophia Deng, Bomi Shin, Meghan Hembree, Kim McNamara, Chloe Lee, Catherine Han, and Audrey Cochran

Violas: Cedar Baltz, Cassie Liu, Jacob Lee, Janice Lee

Cellos: Maia Kim, Chloe Choi, Camille Jo, Sunny Wang         

Bass: Sean Cranford

13. Woodson Presidential Scholars

We are excited to share that Woodson seniors Evelyn Nelson-Pennebaker and Yilin Tan have been named candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program!

Scholars are chosen for leadership and service to school and community, and they demonstrate exceptional scholarship; visual, creative, and performing arts talent; and accomplishment in career and technical fields. Congratulations to Evelyn and Yilin on this recognition.

AP World students debating which figure of the enlightenment era was most significant in preparation of assembling a periodic table of the enlightenment era.  

14. College & Career Center News

Please see College & Career Events listed below. Please access the live Calendar for event information & registration links. Scholarship Opportunities & Extracurricular Enrichment Programs can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets.

  • FCPS Gap Year Fair on Feb 1
  • FCPS ACE/Career & Technical Education Info Session on Feb 6
  • US Service Academy & ROTC Info Night on Feb 7
  • Sophomore Night on Feb 8
  • Nursing Presentation on Feb 8
  • FCPS Virtual Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo, Feb 13 - 16
  • Fire & Rescue/EMT Career Presentation on Feb 21
  • Resume Workshop on Feb 27

Please access the live Calendar for event information & registration links.

PAST News, but still important 15. Attendance Procedures

Please review Woodson's attendance procedures to ensure accurate reporting for your student.  

If your student will be absent from school, a parent/guardian must notify the attendance office. Below is a quick guide for reporting all-day absences, late arrivals, and early check-outs from school.

16. P.S. I Love You Day

The Woodson Leadership Class is hosting P.S. I LOVE YOU Day on Friday, February 10th. 

The goal of PS I Love You Day is to spread happiness and love to promote mental health awareness. We want to raise awareness among students about mental health in the hopes of making a difficult conversation easier.  

On Friday, February 10th, we encourage the Woodson community to wear purple to foster kindness and a welcoming environment.  Special PS. I Love You Day long sleeve shirts go on sale Monday, February 6th between the cafeterias for $20.

FCPS Superintendent Dr. Reid visited Woodson this week for the Student Advisory Council meeting.

17. Lost and Found

Your student's stuff is missing them!!!  The Lost and Found is overflowing with water bottles, lunch bags, and winter coats/sweatshirts.

Please have your student ask in the Main Office to visit the Lost and Found to claim any missing items. 

18. International Night

International Night will take place on Friday, February 24th!  This night offers a chance for the Woodson community to come together and celebrate its many cultures. At this time students, families, and friends are heavily encouraged to sign up to participate in the show's potluck, fashion show, and performances.

Rehearsals will take place Tuesday, February 14th (optional, but highly recommended), Wednesday, February 22nd, and Thursday, February 23rd (dress rehearsal) approximately 3:00-6:00 pm. 

If you have any questions please email [email protected] 

19. 2023-24 College Financial Aid Forms Are Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help

It’s time for high school seniors and their families to complete college financial aid forms. Most colleges require that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be completed by Saturday, March 1st, to receive the maximum financial aid possible in fall 2023. Some schools have earlier priority deadlines, so check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines and specific forms to complete. To begin the FAFSA, you will need to create a FSA ID

A funding opportunity is available for students who are unable to complete the FAFSA—the Virginia Alternative State Aid (VASA) program. Visit the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia website for help in determining which aid option is right for you.

College Access Fairfax's website offers recordings, virtual workshops, and other resources. Their Financial Aid Champions also provide help completing the financial aid forms. To request a one-on-one appointment, please email [email protected].

Families can also contact their high school's college and career specialist or school counselor if they need additional help.  

20. Professional Resume & College Resume Writing Workshop

Please join us on Monday, February 27th from 10:15–11:15am in Cav Hall to learn how to write a winning resume.  Please complete this Google Form to register. Registration closes on Friday, February 24th. All grade levels are encouraged to participate.

You will learn

  • How to build up your resume
  • The sections of a resume
  • Resumes for Summer jobs, internships, scholarships, etc.
  • How to draft your College Resume

This workshop is presented by Ann McFadyen. Ann is a professional career coach and resume writer, trained and certified in Federal Resume writing. She has worked internationally as an employment advisor and resume writer and for college and graduate school counselors as an essay and personal statement editor. With an MFA in creative writing, Ann loves to help clients and students to discover and tell their own stories to advance their personal and professional development.

21. Woodson Parent Book Club

The Woodson Library is interested in hosting a parent book club. Our goal is to read Young Adult fiction or nonfiction titles followed by a discussion of the book titles in connection with Woodson’s High School Values. 

Parents can select a book of their choice with the only requirement being that it is a Young Adult title. 

Date and time are to be determined if there's interest from the Woodson community. Please contact Lisa Muir, Woodson Librarian, [email protected] if you are interested.

Potential Meeting times: Last Thursday of the Month. 7pm. Woodson Library or via ZOOM.

22. Tutor.com for Exam Prep

Did you know Tutor.com can help with more than just homework? This free, on-demand tutoring service also offers a comprehensive range of resources that include exam prep for AP, SAT, and ACT tests. 

Students can take practice quizzes at any time, and if they struggle in particular areas, they can immediately connect to a live tutor through voice or chat options for help. Learn more on the FCPS Tutor.com website

23. Order Your Cavalier Yearbook

Purchasing a Yearbook:

Don't miss out - reserve your student's copy of the yearbook today! We print a limited quantity of yearbooks every year and we WILL sell out. Preordering is the only way to guarantee a copy of the yearbook. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and type in Woodson's  code - 5278.

Parents of Seniors: 

Baby Ads: Celebrate your senior with a baby ad in the yearbook! Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and type in Woodson’s code – 5278. Select the option to “Start your Ad” and create your own ad celebrating your 2023 grad. 

Thank you for your support of the Woodson Yearbook! For any questions, please email Staci Vega at [email protected].

24. Class of 2023 News

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2023? Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know.

25. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Our walk-in hours in Room A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

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

Thank you, Woodson HS Tech Support Team

26. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. 

2022-23 PTSO Board -

Miklos Kiss - President 
Lena McGinn - VP Membership
Diane Raffaele - Secretary 
Kyle Durbin - Treasurer
Jill Battaglia - Communications

PTSO website https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/annlist

We look forward to a great school year! 

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

Girls Basketball Turnpike Night 1/27/23

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Come join us for our Girls Basketball Turnpike Night Friday, January 27th at 7pm as the Woodson Cavaliers take on the South County Stallions Kids K-8 who wear their jersey and are accompanied by a paying adult will get in free! Halftime will feature two Turnpike teams who will play in a short game. Turnpike players of all ages will have an opportunity to meet Woodson players after the game!

 

  Show up early to Turnpike Night and watch our Jr. Pnette Dancers perform right before tipoff!

 

  Cavalier Athletics

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

 

Other Important Links

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

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

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

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

 

  #CAVSTRONG #oneWoodson

 

W. T. Woodson High School Athletics & Activities: Web | FacebookTwitter

WTW PTSO WeMail for January 24

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

  1. SCHEDULE REMINDERS
  2. PTSO NEWS
  3. WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
  4. WOODSON CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
  5. CAVS SPORTS
  6. FUNDRAISERS
  7. RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
  8. FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
  9. REPEAT INFORMATION FOR REFERENCE
SCHEDULE REMINDERS

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, January 25th - 2 Hour Early Release, End of 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 26th - Staff Development Day; No school for students

Friday, January 27th - Teacher Workday, No school for students

 

NEXT WEEK

Monday, January 30 - Curriculum Night, 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Details under Woodson News & Events

Tuesday, January 31 - Deadline to submit PTSO Spring Grant Application - Details under PTSO News & Events

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Saturday, February 11 - Fire & Ice WInter Dance - Details under Woodson News & Events 

Friday, February 24 - International Night - Details under Woodson News & Events

 

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

PTSO NEWS   PTSO Spring Grant Applications Due by Next Tuesday!

This spring, the PTSO has $4500 to award in total for all grants.  Our hope is to do our best to accommodate your request or some portion of it.

Applications can be submitted by students, teachers, and parents with a specific request for funding their department, group or organization. Before submitting a grant request, it is important that you have discussed/reviewed your request with the teacher, club sponsor, department head, or Director of Student Activities, Blair Smith. 

Please answer all of the questions with as much information as possible so the PTSO can have a clear understanding of what you are asking for and how it will help staff and/or students at WT Woodson.

Click here to access the grant application form. 

If you have any questions please email Sara Mastro [email protected].

The firm deadline to submit this form is Tuesday, January 31st.

WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS SIS Availability

FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Monday, January 23rd through Monday, February 6th during second quarter grading and report card generation.

Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed Wednesday, January 25th at 4 pm until Monday, February 6th at 6 am.

Woodson Student Services

On Monday, January 30th, we will be hosting Curriculum Night where teachers will be available to discuss course options with students and families. This event is for rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade students and their families, and will run from 6-8pm. We understand there are a lot of decisions to make when selecting classes. See the Student Services Padlet for academic advising resources.

Here are some important upcoming dates for Student Services related events: 

  • Monday, January 30th: Curriculum Night: 6-8pm (for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and their families)
  • Wednesday and Thursday, February 1st and 2nd: Teacher feedback meetings during all classes (teachers will conference individually with students during each class over these two days to provide feedback on course selections for next year)
  • Friday, February 3rd: Academic Advising for Juniors begins
  • Wednesday, February 8th: Sophomore Night, 6:30pm-8pm in Woodson Auditorium
  • Friday, February 17th: Academic Advising for Sophomores begins
  • Monday, February 27th: Academic Advising for Freshmen begins

The Student Services Padlets are always a great source of information and updates from Student Services! If you need additional resources to help with organization, time management, study skills, etc., you can find them through our Academic Supports Padlet. As always, students are welcome to visit Student Services or email their counselors at any time.

Woodson Parent Book Club

The Woodson Library is interested in hosting a parent book club. Our goal is to read Young Adult fiction or nonfiction titles followed by a discussion of the book titles in connection with Woodson’s High School Values. 

Parents can select a book of their choice with the only requirement being that is a Young Adult title. 

Date and time are to be determined if there's interest from the Woodson community. Please contact Lisa Muir, Woodson Librarian, [email protected] if you are interested.

Potential Meeting times: Last Thursday of the Month. 7pm. Woodson Library or via ZOOM.

US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night

Woodson's US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night is on Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm at Oakton HS.

The presentation will include a panel of experts from all military service academies and each branch of ROTC as well as a representative from a Congressional Office. Students have the opportunity to meet individually with the representatives, ask questions and pick up materials.

No pre-registration required. Open to ALL Grade Levels!

P.S. I Love You Day

The Woodson Leadership Class is hosting P.S. I LOVE YOU Day on Friday, February 10th. 

The goal of PS I Love You Day is to spread happiness and love to promote mental health awareness. We want to raise awareness among students about mental health in the hopes of making a difficult conversation easier.  

On Friday, February 10th, we encourage the Woodson community to wear purple to foster kindness and a welcoming environment.  Special PS. I Love You Day long sleeve shirts go on sale Monday, February 6th between the cafeterias for $20.

Winter Dance on February 11th

The Winter Dance is on Saturday, February 11th from 8-:00 - 11:00 p.m

The winter dance, the Snow Ball, has returned after a two-year hiatus.  The theme is Fire and Ice and the dress is festive formal (a step below semi-formal).

Tickets for the dance go on sale Monday, January 30th and will be sold between the cafeterias during all lunches and online.  Tickets cost $10 and all proceeds from the dance benefit the Woodson Buddies.

International Night

International Night will take place on Friday, February 24th!  This night offers a chance for the Woodson community to come together and celebrate its many cultures. At this time students, families, and friends are heavily encouraged to sign up to participate in the show's potluck, fashion show, and performances.

Rehearsals will take place Tuesday, February 14th (optional, but highly recommended), Wednesday, February 22nd, and Thursday, February 23rd (dress rehearsal) approximately 3:00-6:00 pm. 

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

WOODSON CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Woodson Chorus

Woodson's Dessert on Broadway is THIS Friday and Saturday! 

The Broadway Revue Show--with desserts--is in its 34th year of entertaining our community.  More than 80 Woodson Chorus students will perform songs from classic and contemporary musicals:  Guys and Dolls, The Sound of Music, Hamilton, Wicked, The Lion King, Les Miserables and many more!  Shows will be in the Woodson Auditorium on Friday, January 27th at 7 pm (dessert served 5:45-6:45) and Saturday, January 28th at 2 pm (dessert 12:45-1:45) and 7 pm (dessert 5:45-6:45). 

Running time is approximately 2 hours. There will be a Preview Show for Woodson Faculty and Staff and their families on Thursday, January 26th at 6 pm.  Order your tickets for the Friday and Saturday shows at  https:whschorus.booktix.com or from our website, www.woodsonchorus.org.  Tickets are also available at the door (cash/check). Break-a-Leg-a-Grams for cast and crew will be for sale in the lobby.  

Woodson WingerGuard

What is WinterGuard? Think Marching Band Color Guard without the Marching Band component and performances conducted indoors! The team has a 7 minute performance time limit and the show is performed with a pre-recorded soundtrack. This season’s team has 16 performers and they are under the instruction of the new Guard Director, Raul Reyes.

The Woodson WinterGuard is performing in their first competition of the season on Saturday, January 28th at Forest Park High School, 15721 Forest Park Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22193. There are a lot of local Guard teams performing at this competition, so it should be a great show! Come out and support the Woodson WinterGuard.The tentative performance time for Woodson is 12:29PMInformation about the event and he full competition schedule can be found at the Atlantic Indoor Association webpage HERE

Leadership Class for 2023-2024

Applications for students interested in taking SGA/Leadership for the 2023-2024 school year are now open. Students need to fill out an online application, collect recommendations from current teachers, and then will go through an interview process.

Applications are available online for students in their class Schoology groups, and are due Friday, February 3rd.

For more information, please contact Ms. Schnebel at [email protected]

CAVS SPORTS Varsity Updates

Girls Basketball

The Lady Cavs dropped two games last week. On Friday they lost to Robinson 47-33 despite 16 points and 7 rebounds from Emma Komaily. On Tuesday, the Lady Cavs lost to West Potomac 63-44, after jumping out to a 14-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. Emma Komaily led the scoring with 22 points and Sabina Niedrick added 14 points with 7 rebounds. Valli Swaminathan was the chairwoman of the boards, pulling down 10 rebounds and making 3 blocks.

Ice Hockey

Both the Varsity and the Junior Varsity teams were off this week, but no worries as they are both back in action this coming Friday night!  The Varsity team plays top ranked Washington Liberty at the St. James, which will be our Senior Night.  The Junior Varsity plays at Prince William Ice Center on Friday night with puck drop at 9:20.

Carson Edington, Ethan Zhang (TJ), and Sam Walker (Robinson) represented the team in the Capitals Scholastic Hockey League’s (CSHL) All Star game at Prince William Ice Center on Sunday night, January 22nd, where they helped Team North skate to an exciting 2 to 1 victory.  Meanwhile, on the other sheet of ice at Prince William Ice Center, Brady Kirchner, Jonas Donovan (Marshall), and Aiden Bolter (Robinson) represented the team in the Futures All Star game that featured 9th and 10th graders, which was also an exciting game with Team South topping Team North 4 to 3 on a late goal in the 3rd period!

Sorry it’s not the Caps, but free is free, right?  Please come for a fun night of hard hitting hockey and celebrate our Seniors at the St James this Friday, Jan 27 at 9 PM.

CSHL 2022-2023 All Star Game:  From Left to Right - Sam Walker, Carson Edington, and Ethan Zhang

Woodson Seniors from Left to Right:  Ian Santamauro, Matt Reinke, Nathan Coons, and Will Wo

Swim & Dive

Congratulations to the girls team for finishing the regular season undefeated, 7-0, and closing out the dual meet schedule with a victory over Robinson, a long-time District rival in the pool. The boys team finished the season with a winning record.

It’s been a busy end to the regular season with Woodson swimmers and divers qualifying individually for Regionals. Henry Levi in the 50 Free, Colleen Read in the 100 Back, and Mason Du for Dive. Additionally, Jillian Ferrari qualified for two more events: the 200 IM and 500 Free. Kevin Burns made the cut for another event: the 100 Free.

We also celebrated our 34 seniors including swimmers, divers, and managers! 

Woodson Swim & Dive moves onto Districts this weekend. The District meet begins this Friday, 1/27 with Boys Dive at 10:15 am. Girls Dive follows at 1:30 pm. Swim Prelims is at 5:30 pm. District Swim Finals take place on Saturday, 1/28 at 5:30 pm. All of the events take place at the Oak Marr Rec Center.

Cavalier Sports This Week

Tuesday, January 24th

Boys [email protected] Fairfax 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Away)

Girls Basketball vs. Fairfax 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Home) *Senior Night*

Wednesday, January 25th

Wrestling vs. Edison/Hayfield @ Edison 6:00pm (Away)

Track JV/Upper @ West Potomac  5:30pm (Away)

Thursday, January 26th

Gymnastics vs. LB, Lang, Ann, McLean @ Lake Braddock 6:00pm (Away)

Friday, January 27th

Boys Basketball @ South County  4:30/5:45/7:30 (Away) 

Girls Basketball vs. South County 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Home) Turnpike Night

Swim and Dive Districts Dive 10:15 (B) 1:30 (G) @ Oak Marr (Away)

Swim and Dive District Prelims 5:30pm @ Oak Marr (Away)

Saturday, January 28th 

Track @TJ Middle  9:00am (Away)

Wrestling JV Championships @  Westfield HS HS 9:00am (Away)

Swim and Dive District Finals @ Oak Marr 5:30PM (Away)

Woodson Booster Spirit Wear Store

Visit our Woodson Athletic Boosters spiritwear store! 

New Items!!

¾ sleeve baseball shirt

Comfort Colors crewneck

Cavaliers t-shirts in mens/womens sizes

CAVS white out shirt

We also have our classic spirit wear including hoodies, flannels, sweatpants, hats, and t-shirts!

Click here to shop now!

FUNDRAISERS Woodson Chorus Fundraiser at Wendy’s

Pick up some fast food Wednesday, January 25th at the Wendy's in Fair City Mall (9688 Main St) from 6:30 am - 9 pm.  Mention that you are supporting Woodson Chorus/Choral Boosters and we get a % of your purchase. 

Thank you!

Feed Your Family and Help Raise Money to Cure Cancer!

This family dinner fundraiser is being run by Woodson students involved in the LLS Student Visionaries of the Year Campaign. Head to the Fair City Flippin Pizza this Wednesday, January 25 between 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Order Your 2022-23 Woodson Yearbook

Don't miss out - reserve your student's copy of the yearbook today! A limited quantity of yearbooks is printed every year and they WILL sell out. Preordering is the only way to guarantee getting a copy. 

Click here to order and type in Woodson's  code - 5278

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT - A great way to prepare for the upcoming tests!

Tests are administered either in-person or online and can be scheduled Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 9pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

Sign up here to take a mock SAT, ACT, or PSAT with C2 Education - available online or in-person!!  (Requires an existing or new Woodson PTSO login)  Cost is $20 to register for your mock test, all proceeds will benefit Woodson C2 Education Fairfax will contact you to schedule your test and results assessment.

Woodson Logo Boys Lacrosse Fundraiser

Woodson Boys Lacrosse is painting Woodson’s famous W and sabers logo as a fundraiser. By getting your own customized “W”, you can support the team and show your school spirit at the same time!

Click this link for more information.

Woodson Garden Flags

Garden Flag Dimensions - 12"x17"

Available options —

Non-Personalized $15 OR Personalized $20 

Personalization - Add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year! (For example: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2023; Woodson Class of 2023)

Click here to purchase your flag! 

For more information, contact Melissa Fabrizio at [email protected].

VIP Graduation Tickets

Are you looking forward to graduation at Eagle Bank Arena? Enjoy it even more with VIP seats! The names of 10 lucky people will be drawn and will win 8 amazing seats. 

Click HERE  to enter the raffle for prime seating!  

This is a fundraiser for Cavalier Cruise (All Night Grad Party!)

Senior Yard Signs

Show your Senior pride by displaying a Class of 2023 Yard Sign! Cost is $25.00 each. All proceeds support the Class of 2023, including the Cav Cruise (all night graduation party).

Click here to purchase online!

Questions? Contact Katie Clinton [email protected]

Senior Class of 2023 Legacy Bricks

Buy a Brick and create a Lasting Legacy for your Woodson Student!

The brick courtyard in front of the school between the main entrance and the auditorium still has plenty of room for bricks for you to honor your special student or alumni.  Individual bricks cost: $100.  They make great graduation presents for Seniors, or as a legacy for all the members of your family! 

To purchase, visit the Woodson PTSO PTBOARD website HERE. If you prefer, you can mail the brick order form (LINK HERE) to the school with a check. 

All orders are due no later than April 17, 2023.  Plan accordingly! 

If you have questions, or for more info contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

STUDENT DRIVER MAGNETS

Magnets are $8.00 each or 3 for $20.00. You can order online HERE.  Magnets are delivered to your door contact free! 

If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

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

The College & Career Center is open from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm in E 109. Students are welcome to come by before or after school, during Returns/Lunch, or send an email to schedule an appointment at [email protected]. Christine Lieb-Mosley, College and Career Specialist, 703-503-4661

Click here for all College & Career Center news and upcoming events

Free SAT Math Prep Sessions

Woodson dad, Rick Neifield, is offering free SAT math prep sessions to Woodson students via Zoom. 

Sign up here. Direct inquiries and questions to Rick at [email protected]

Woodson Math Center

Student math tutors are available during 5th period return, 5th period lunches and after school Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00-3:45pm.

All sessions take place in B208. Look for the Math Center Flag. Tutors are excited to help students!

Free, On-Demand, Online Tutoring

Unless they’ve been opted out, students can access Tutor.com through Schoology. Every session is personalized to meet students’ needs from remedial to advanced levels. Sessions focus on conceptual learning and critical thinking—not quick answers.

Learn more on FCPS’ Tutor.com webpage.

In-person Tutoring Options

The tutor list contains the names of current FCPS employees who hold a valid and current teaching license in Virginia. These employees have contacted the Parent Resource Center to offer their services. The tutor list is updated monthly during the school year.

For a list of tutors, please email The Parent Resource Center [email protected]

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS High School Academy Open Houses

FCPS high school academies are holding open houses this winter. 

Fairfax Academy: Tuesday, February 7th 6:30-7:30pm

Falls Church Academy: Thursday, January 19th 6:30-8:30pm

A high school academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that can prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, and/or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and find the calendar of Academy Open Houses.

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

2023 Gap Year Fair for Students and their Families

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are co-hosting the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Wednesday, February 1st at West Springfield High School from 6:30 to 9:00pm. This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the growing array of gap year opportunities.

The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium from 6:30 to 7:15pm, by Julia Rogers, Founder of EnRoute Consulting and Gap Year Association Board President. Immediately following, the program fair will be in the cafeteria from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m., with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities. Students and their families are invited to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available.

Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.

FCPS Quick Links

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Dr. Reid's Weekly Reflections 

FCPS Features 

FCPS Parent Center 

Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information

REPEAT INFORMATION FOR REFERENCE WeMail

This communication is emailed out every Tuesday of the school year and also posted on the PTSO Facebook page and webpage. 

Have something to share? If you have information you’d like to be considered for inclusion in WeMail, contact Jill Battaglia (PTSO Communications) at [email protected]

Sports and Activities Resources

Activity Registration - wtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

FCPS Student Athletics - www.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics

Woodson Clubs & Organizations

Click here for a complete list and details of Woodson's clubs & organizations 

Contact the sponsor listed for more information.

Attendance

Attendance is critical to student success in the classroom.

If your student will be absent from school, a parent/guardian must notify the attendance office. Below is a quick guide for reporting all-day absences, late arrivals, and early check-outs from school.

FCPS Inclement Weather Procedures

The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, FCPS will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Our walk-in hours in Room A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

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

Late Buses Available Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Late buses are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays through spring. Students may stay after school to participate in clubs/activities and/or receive academic intervention with teachers.

Tuesday and Wednesday late buses start loading around 4:45pm and depart from Woodson at approximately 5:15pm. Students who access the smaller bus runs need to sign up for a bus in Room F122 before lunch each late bus day. 

Please note, students may NOT go across the street to the shopping center after school and then return for the late bus.

Student Parking Passes 

There are 2 steps to purchase a student parking pass: 1) Complete the Parking Permit Application  2) Pay on MySchoolBucks. Navigate to the School Store, select the option for a parking permit, and check out.  Bring your printed receipt with you when picking up your permit. Click here for the Woodson Student Parking website

Staying Home When Sick

FCPS continues to require families to review the Daily Health Screening before sending students to school. The 5 Day Isolation Period will also continue for COVID positive students and staff.

Quick Links to Additional Resources  2022-23 PTSO Officers 

Miklos Kiss - President 

Lena McGinn - VP Membership

Diane Raffaele - Secretary 

Kyle Durbin - Treasurer

Jill Battaglia - Communications

Sara Mastro - Grants Coordinator

Ways To Get involved 

Join our PTSO 

Make a donation to PTSO   

Some of the many ways PTSO memberships and donations enrich the lives of our school community:

  • Teacher support and supplies
  • Fall & Spring Grants 
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation luncheons & events
  • Special school events 
  • And so much more!

Attend monthly PTSO meetings on Google Meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month

Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor

Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school! Amazon Smile  

Volunteer opportunities email [email protected] 

For more information visit the Woodson PTSO Website 

Find Woodson PTSO on Facebook 

W. T. Woodson PTSO

Varsity Basketball Gate and Policies - Woodson @ Fairfax 1/24/23

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

 

Woodson @ Fairfax Entrance Gate

As we prepare for our Varsity Boys Basketball Game, January 24th  @ Fairfax High School we want to remind you that the following guidelines are in effect to ensure that all of our patrons, students, and parents enjoy the true spirit of the event: 

  • All Woodson Fans must park by the Fairfax HS tennis courts and are to enter through Door 14.
  • The game will start at 7:30pm.  All Woodson Fans must enter Door #14  Cost of tickets are $5, and can be purchased at the gate (Cash, credit  or QR Code).
  • Etix tickets preferred to avoid long lines.  Purchase tickets here 
  • Woodson Students will remain on our visitor side of the gym at all times
  • We welcome all members of the community to attend our games, but parents are needed to attend and monitor middle and elementary aged students.  All attendees, regardless of age, are expected to behave responsibly.  
  • For varsity basketball games, once you pay and enter you may not leave the school building and reenter. Please plan accordingly. 
  • Woodson HS students and parents are asked to demonstrate good citizenship and spirited sportsmanship to our opponents and their fans.  Any clothing that includes negative references to opposing teams/schools will not be tolerated.  The Woodson Cavalry is considered the best fans in Virginia! Let’s show everyone that we are #Cavstrong.

Thank you in advance for making this a great event for all!  We are #oneWoodson!

Sincerely, WTW & Fairfax Administration

SPORTMANSHIP
  • Woodson fans are the best of the best. Woodson Athletics always expects all guest to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner before, during and after the competition. We expect all guests to treat other guests, players, coaches and officials with courtesy. Please join us in creating a fun, safe, family atmosphere at all of our fellow FCPS High Schools by:

     

    1. Cheering with class. Be a good sport. Be gracious in victory and accept defeat with dignity.
    2. Not encouraging unsportsmanlike conduct toward players, coaches, and officials.
    3. Encouraging your team regardless of their play.
    4. Treat all competitors fairly. Don’t show excessive displays of anger or frustration. Have the strength to overcome the temptation to demean others.

     

    Cavalier Fans WILL:

    • Cheer with respect and in the spirit of good sportsmanship for our team and not against the other team.
    • Be a positive role model for those around them by treating others with courtesy and respect.
    • Comply with any directions given by game management.
    • Promote sportsmanship through the use of positive sports related chants.

     

    Cavalier Fans WILL NOT:

    • Ridicule, criticize, or show any signs of disrespect to officials, players, coaches, or other spectators in victory or defeat.
    • Display vulgar, racial, culturally insensitive or abusive language or threatening gestures.
    • Use names and numbers of individual players.
    • Enter the playing area at any time, including after the game.

     

    FCPS does not condone offensive, hateful language on the sports fields, in the school buildings or anywhere on premises or while under the supervision of FCPS personnel. We will hold anyone found to have used such language accountable for their words and actions. To eradicate any of the behavior referenced (or perception of such), there are actions that will be taken.

     

    • We are all here to compete with the other team, not against them
    • The stadium is a place to highlight and showcase the work all athletes and coaches have done to get here, be respectful and cheer for your team.
    • Do not disrespect your school, your community, or the other team by behaving in an un-sportsman-like manner. Honor the sport, the players, the coaches and the officials.
    • What you say matters.  On the field and off, and we are all accountable.
    • There is no reason to engage in any banter or conversation with a player from the other team.

     

Live Stream

Woodson High School is proud to announce that we have partnered with the NFHS Network, and invested in new technology that will bring you every game from our Main Gym and Stadium LIVE.

Here's how to watch:

1) Visit www.NFHSnetwork.com

2) Search for Woodson and go to our page

3) Subscribe and Follow - There is a fee to subscribe this year, it is no longer a free service.

Thank you for you continued support of Cavalier Athletics. We look forward to bringing you top notch broadcasts of our athletic events!

  Other Important Links

Activity Registration - wtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

FCPS Student Athletics - www.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics

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

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

 

 

  #CAVSTRONG #oneWoodson

 

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Woodson Athletics Week of Jan 23rd

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

 

This Weeks Schedule Monday, January 23rd

JV Wrestling @ South County 6:00pm (Away)

Tuesday, January 24th

Boys [email protected] Fairfax 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Away)

Girls Basketball vs. Fairfax 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Home) *Senior Night*

Wednesday, January 25th

Wrestling vs. Edison/Hayfield @ Edison 6:00pm (Away)

Track JV/Upper @ West Potomac  5:30pm (Away)

Thursday, January 26th

Gymnastics vs. LB, Lang, Ann, McLean @ Lake Braddock 6:00pm (Away)

Friday, January 27th

Boys Basketball @ South County  4:30/5:45/7:30 (Away) 

Girls Basketball vs. South County 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Home) Turnpike Night

Swim and Dive Districts Dive 10:15 (B) 1:30 (G) @ Oak Marr (Away)

Swim and Dive District Prelims 5:30pm @ Oak Marr (Away)

Saturday, January 28th 

Track @TJ Middle  9:00am (Away)

Wrestling JV Championships @  Westfield HS HS 9:00am (Away)

Swim and Dive District Finals @ Oak Marr 5:30PM (Away)

 

  Other Important Links

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

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

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

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

 

  #CAVSTRONG #oneWoodson

 

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Woodson Weekly - January 20th

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Woodson Weekly -
January 20th

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

Mission Statement

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

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

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

Happy Principal's Week, Dr. Floyd! Thank you for all you do at Woodson HS!

Important Upcoming Dates

Sunday, January 22nd - Lunar New Year

Wednesday, January 25th - 2 Hour Early Release, End of 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 26th - Staff Development Day; No school for students

Friday, January 27th - Teacher Workday, No school for students

Friday-Saturday, January 27th-28th - Dessert on Broadway, Auditorium (see story #5)

Monday, January 30th - Curriculum Night for rising 9th,10th, and 11th graders, 6-8pm (see story #6)

Wednesday, February 1st - Gap Year Fair, 6:30-9pm at Westspringfield HS (see story #7)

Wednesday, February 8th - Sophomore Night, 6:30-8pm, Auditorium (see story #10)

Friday, February 10th - P.S. I Love You Day

Saturday, February 11th - Winter Dance, 8-11pm (see story #18)

 

The complete FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

Message from Dr. Floyd

Happy Friday Woodson,

The second quarter and first semester of 2022-2023 is all but over! There are 3 days next week to wrap up any loose ends for the grading period. 

Each year alumni return to visit their high school - the place that impacted some of their most formative years. They visit the teachers and staff who helped guide, challenge, and inspire them. Some return from boot camp, others from a semester abroad, some experiencing dorm life, and others from up the street at NOVA or their job at a local business. Regardless of the path taken, the smiles of pride, sense of accomplishment and the perseverance that got them out of high school, demonstrate the alum has launched into the next chapter of their life. They now write what was meant to be their story… and they come back with smiles and a sense of fondness for the story they wrote during high school. 

Yes, we love it when grads return to share their post high school experiences. We kindly ask that they visit before or after school and pre-arrange meetings with staff to ensure they are at school to greet them.

While our students are in high school, we encourage participation in extra curricular activities in and out of school. This is often what connects kids to their community and provides a sense of purpose.

Over the last few years, various Woodson students have been ambassadors for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s annual Visionaries of the Year campaign to end blood cancers. This year our own Samantha Meyers is leading a team of Cavs for Cures: Gabrielle,Jessica, Brigid, Samantha, Tim and Jacob.  You may see their advertisements of events around (like family dinner night Wednesday, January 25th, from 4-9pm at Flippin Pizza next to Fair City Mall). We wish these young visionaries all the best through the campaign season! 

Again, a big congratulations to our performing arts students who were selected to represent Woodson at the All District music programs over the next month. I am confident you will represent us proudly!

Enjoy the last weekend of the semester!

Dr. Floyd
Principal

Students presented Science Fair projects this week.

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Calendar Reminders for Next Week
2. SIS Availability
3. Lost and Found
4. Are you interested in the rapidly growing fields of IT & Engineering Technology?
5. Woodson Chorus Presents - Dessert on Broadway
6. Curriculum Night and Academic Advising for 2023-24
7. Counselor Corner
8. 2023 Gap Year Fair for Students and their Families
9. Leadership Class for 2023-2024
10. High School Academy Open Houses
11. Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025
12. US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night
13. 2023-24 College Financial Aid Forms Are Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help
14. Strategic Plan Engagement Sessions for Students and the Community
15. Professional Resume & College Resume Writing Workshop
16. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
17. Attendance Procedures
18. P.S. I Love You Day
19. Winter Dance on February 11th
20. International Night
21. Woodson Parent Book Club
22. Tutor.com for Exam Prep
23. Order Your Cavalier Yearbook
24. Class of 2023 News
25. Laptop Tech Support Hours 
26. Woodson's PTSO

NEW News 1. Calendar Reminders for Next Week

Students will be dismissed two hours early (see schedule above) on Wednesday, January 25th, the last day of the second quarter, and Thursday/Friday, January 26th/27th are student holidays. 

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

2. SIS Availability

FCPS Weekly Progress Reports will not be sent to parents Monday, January 23rd through Monday, February 6th during second quarter grading and report card generation.

Additionally, the Grade Book and Report Card modules in ParentVUE and StudentVUE will be closed Wednesday, January 25th at 4 pm until Monday, February 6th at 6 am.

3. Lost and Found

Your student's stuff is missing them!!!  The Lost and Found is overflowing with water bottles, lunch bags, and winter coats/sweatshirts.

Please have your student ask in the Main Office to visit the Lost and Found to claim any missing items. 

Students in Genetics and Biotech practice their pipetting skills by making pointillism art designs.

4. Are you interested in the rapidly growing fields of IT & Engineering Technology?

Please join us for the NOVA IET Visit on Monday, January 23rd from 10:15-11:15am in Cav Hall

The programs found within NOVA IET are aligned to the needs of industry, infused with opportunities to earn industry-recognized credentials, and targeted at high growth areas that show significant job demand within the Northern Virginia Region.

Please complete this Google Form to register. Open to ALL Grade Levels!

5. Woodson Chorus Presents - Dessert on Broadway

Woodson’s annual Dessert on Broadway production is next week! Tickets are on sale in advance at woodsonchorus.org and at the door. 

6. Curriculum Night and Academic Advising for 2023-24

On Monday, January 30th, we will be hosting Curriculum Night where teachers will be available to discuss course options with students and families. This event is for rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade students and their families, and will run from 6-8pm. We understand there are a lot of decisions to make when selecting classes. On our Student Services Padlet we created a section specially for academic advising resources.

Here are some important upcoming dates for Student Services related events: 

  • Monday, January 30th: Curriculum Night: 6-8pm (for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and their families)
  • Wednesday and Thursday, February 1st and 2nd: Teacher feedback meetings during all classes (teachers will conference individually with students during each class over these two days to provide feedback on course selections for next year)
  • Friday, February 3rd: Academic Advising for Juniors begins
  • Wednesday, February 8th: Sophomore Night, 6:30pm-8pm in Woodson Auditorium
  • Friday, February 17th: Academic Advising for Sophomores begins
  • Monday, February 27th: Academic Advising for Freshmen begins
7. Counselor Corner

Students Services has been ramping up for academic advising season. Our Course Information Fair on January 10th was a huge success! Additionally, this past Tuesday, January 17th, counselors went to Frost Middle school and presented to the rising 9th graders about transitioning to high school, course selection, and ideas on how to get involved in the Woodson community. We received many questions from students and are excited to welcome the next generation of Cavaliers!

Additionally, counselors have been going into 10th grade Health classes to present about wellness, self-care, and remind students of the ACT message (ACKNOWLEDGE, CARE, and TELL). We have been following up with students and providing resources on an as-needed basis following the presentations.

Student Services Padlets are always a great source of information and updates from Student Services! If you need additional resources to help with organization, time management, study skills, etc., you can find them through our Academic Supports Padlet. As always, students are welcome to visit Student Services or email their counselors at any time.

8. 2023 Gap Year Fair for Students and their Families

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are co-hosting the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Wednesday, February 1st at West Springfield High School from 6:30 to 9:00pm. This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the growing array of gap year opportunities.

The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium from 6:30 to 7:15pm, by Julia Rogers, Founder of EnRoute Consulting and Gap Year Association Board President. Immediately following, the program fair will be in the cafeteria from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m., with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities. Students and their families are invited to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available.

Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.

9. Leadership Class for 2023-2024

Applications for students interested in taking SGA/Leadership for the 2023-2024 school year are now open. Students need to fill out an online application, collect recommendations from current teachers, and then will go through an interview process.

Applications are available online for students in their class Schoology groups, and are due Friday, February 3rd.

For more information, please contact Ms. Schnebel at [email protected].

10. High School Academy Open Houses

FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning this month. Falls Church Academy, featured in this video, will have a virtual open house on Thursday, January 26. Learn more and find the calendar of all Academy Open Houses

View the YouTube playlist of academy videos.

Edison Academy: Saturday, February 4th 10am-1pm
Fairfax Academy: Tuesday, February 7th 6:30-7:30pm
Falls Church Academy: Thursday, January 19th 6:30-8:30pm

A high school academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that can prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, and/or internships with local businesses.

11. Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025

Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025 will take place on Wednesday, February 8th from 6:30-8pm in the Woodson Auditorium.

Please join us to learn about College & Career Planning and Next Steps for Rising Juniors. We will have a College Director of Admissions speak about how “College is a Match to be made and not a Prize to be won.”

This event is for Sophomores & their Families. No registration required.

12. US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night

Woodson's US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night is on Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm at Oakton HS.

The presentation will include a panel of experts from all military service academies and each branch of ROTC as well as a representative from a Congressional Office. Students have the opportunity to meet individually with the representatives, ask questions and pick up materials.

No pre-registration required. Open to ALL Grade Levels!

Students presented Science Fair projects this week.

13. 2023-24 College Financial Aid Forms Are Available; College Access Fairfax Is Here to Help

It’s time for high school seniors and their families to complete college financial aid forms. Most colleges require that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be completed by Saturday, March 1st, to receive the maximum financial aid possible in fall 2023. Some schools have earlier priority deadlines, so check the individual college’s financial aid office website for deadlines and specific forms to complete. To begin the FAFSA, you will need to create a FSA ID

A funding opportunity is available for students who are unable to complete the FAFSA—the Virginia Alternative State Aid (VASA) program. Visit the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia website for help in determining which aid option is right for you.

College Access Fairfax's website offers recordings, virtual workshops, and other resources. Their Financial Aid Champions also provide help completing the financial aid forms. To request a one-on-one appointment, please email [email protected].

Families can also contact their high school's college and career specialist or school counselor if they need additional help.  

14. Strategic Plan Engagement Sessions for Students and the Community

Strategic Plan: Make Your Students’ Voice Count! Strategic Planning is in process and will incorporate feedback from school staff, families, students, and community partners and organizations. Please encourage your students to participate in this unique opportunity to share their voices.

FCPS is currently seeking secondary students in grades 7-12 who are interested in participating in a Strategic Plan focus group. This focus group provides an opportunity to share feedback in a small group with other FCPS students and a trained facilitator. FCPS is hosting four virtual focus groups for secondary students in February and March:

Thursday, February 9th, 3:30-5 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m.

Thursday, March 16th, 3:30-5 p.m. or 5:30-7 p.m.

Interested students should check their email for a form to sign up for the focus groups. Students will be asked to provide their student ID, so their parents/caregivers can be identified and contacted to ask for consent to participate.

If you have any questions about the student focus groups or you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact [email protected]  

Register Now to Attend a Community Forum! 

Check out the schedule of Community Forums and register for the one that is most convenient for you. Community Forums will provide every resident an opportunity to participate in and influence the direction of FCPS’ Strategic Plan, prior to its completion and formal adoption by the School Board. Learn more about our strategic planning process.

15. Professional Resume & College Resume Writing Workshop

Please join us on Monday, February 27th from 10:15–11:15am in Cav Hall to learn how to write a winning resume.  Please complete this Google Form to register. Registration closes on Friday, February 24th. All grade levels are encouraged to participate.

You will learn

  • How to build up your resume
  • The sections of a resume
  • Resumes for Summer jobs, internships, scholarships, etc.
  • How to draft your College Resume

This workshop is presented by Ann McFadyen. Ann is a professional career coach and resume writer, trained and certified in Federal Resume writing. She has worked internationally as an employment advisor and resume writer and for college and graduate school counselors as an essay and personal statement editor. With an MFA in creative writing, Ann loves to help clients and students to discover and tell their own stories to advance their personal and professional development.

Students in Genetics and Biotech isolate DNA from various types of cells.

16. College & Career Center News

Please see College & Career Events listed below. Please access the live Calendar for event information & registration links. Scholarship Opportunities & Extracurricular Enrichment Programs can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets.

  • NOVA IET Info Session on Jan 23
  • FCPS Gap Year Fair on Feb 1
  • FCPS ACE/Career & Technical Education Info Session on Feb 6
  • US Service Academy & ROTC Info Night on Feb 7
  • Sophomore Night on Feb 8
  • Nursing Presentation on Feb 8
  • Fire & Rescue/EMT Career Presentation on Feb 21
  • Resume Workshop on Feb 27

Please access the live Calendar for event information & registration links.

PAST News, but still important 17. Attendance Procedures

Please review Woodson's attendance procedures to ensure accurate reporting for your student.  

If your student will be absent from school, a parent/guardian must notify the attendance office. Below is a quick guide for reporting all-day absences, late arrivals, and early check-outs from school.

18. P.S. I Love You Day

The Woodson Leadership Class is hosting P.S. I LOVE YOU Day on Friday, February 10th. 

The goal of PS I Love You Day is to spread happiness and love to promote mental health awareness. We want to raise awareness among students about mental health in the hopes of making a difficult conversation easier.  

On Friday, February 10th, we encourage the Woodson community to wear purple to foster kindness and a welcoming environment.  Special PS. I Love You Day long sleeve shirts go on sale Monday, February 6th between the cafeterias for $20.

19. Winter Dance on February 11th

The Winter Dance is on Saturday, February 11th from 8-11pm

The winter dance, the Snow Ball, has returned after a two-year hiatus.  The theme is Fire and Ice and the dress is festive formal (a step below semi-formal).

Tickets for the dance go on sale Monday, January 30th and will be sold between the cafeterias during all lunches and online.  Tickets cost $10 and all proceeds from the dance benefit the Woodson Buddies.

20. International Night

International Night will take place on Friday, February 24th!  This night offers a chance for the Woodson community to come together and celebrate its many cultures. At this time students, families, and friends are heavily encouraged to sign up to participate in the show's potluck, fashion show, and performances.

Rehearsals will take place Tuesday, February 14th (optional, but highly recommended), Wednesday, February 22nd, and Thursday, February 23rd (dress rehearsal) approximately 3:00-6:00 pm. 

If you have any questions please email [email protected] 

21. Woodson Parent Book Club

The Woodson Library is interested in hosting a parent book club. Our goal is to read Young Adult fiction or nonfiction titles followed by a discussion of the book titles in connection with Woodson’s High School Values. 

Parents can select a book of their choice with the only requirement being that it is a Young Adult title. 

Date and time are to be determined if there's interest from the Woodson community. Please contact Lisa Muir, Woodson Librarian, [email protected] if you are interested.

Potential Meeting times: Last Thursday of the Month. 7pm. Woodson Library or via ZOOM.

22. Tutor.com for Exam Prep

Did you know Tutor.com can help with more than just homework? This free, on-demand tutoring service also offers a comprehensive range of resources that include exam prep for AP, SAT, and ACT tests. 

Students can take practice quizzes at any time, and if they struggle in particular areas, they can immediately connect to a live tutor through voice or chat options for help. Learn more on the FCPS Tutor.com website

23. Order Your Cavalier Yearbook

Purchasing a Yearbook:

Don't miss out - reserve your student's copy of the yearbook today! We print a limited quantity of yearbooks every year and we WILL sell out. Preordering is the only way to guarantee a copy of the yearbook. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and type in Woodson's  code - 5278.

Parents of Seniors: 

Baby Ads: Celebrate your senior with a baby ad in the yearbook! Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and type in Woodson’s code – 5278. Select the option to “Start your Ad” and create your own ad celebrating your 2023 grad. 

Thank you for your support of the Woodson Yearbook! For any questions, please email Staci Vega at [email protected].

24. Class of 2023 News

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2023? Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know.

25. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Our walk-in hours in Room A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

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

Thank you, Woodson HS Tech Support Team

26. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. 

2022-23 PTSO Board -

Miklos Kiss - President 
Lena McGinn - VP Membership
Diane Raffaele - Secretary 
Kyle Durbin - Treasurer
Jill Battaglia - Communications

PTSO website https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/annlist

We look forward to a great school year! 

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

Boys Basketball Turnpike Night

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Come join us for our Boys Basketball Turnpike Night on Friday, January 20th at 7:00 as the Woodson Cavaliers take on the Robinson Rams.  Kids K-8 who wear their jersey and are accompanied by a paying adult will get in free! Halftime will feature two Turnpike teams who will play in a short game. Turnpike players of all ages will have an opportunity to meet Woodson players after the game!

 

  Cavalier Athletics

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

 

Other Important Links

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

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

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

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

 

  #CAVSTRONG #oneWoodson

 

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WTW PTSO WeMail for January 17

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

  1. SCHEDULE REMINDERS
  2. PTSO NEWS
  3. WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
  4. WOODSON CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
  5. CAVS SPORTS
  6. FUNDRAISERS
  7. RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
  8. FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
  9. REPEAT INFORMATION FOR REFERENCE
SCHEDULE REMINDERS

THIS WEEK

Wednesday, January 18 - Friday, January 20 - Remaining days of "Dude. Be Nice." Week - See image below

Tuesday, January 17 - Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs, 6-8pm in Cavalier Hall

Thursday, January 19 - Religious and Cultural Observance; Orthodox Epiphany

 

NEXT WEEK

Wednesday, January 25th - 2 Hour Early Release, End of 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 26th - Staff Development Day; No school for students

Friday, January 27th - Teacher Workday, No school for students

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Monday, January 30 - Curriculum Night, 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Details under Woodson News & Events

Saturday, February 11 - Fire & Ice WInter Dance - Details under Woodson News & Events 

Friday, February 24 - International Night - Details under Woodson News & Events

 

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

PTSO NEWS   PTSO Spring Grant Applications Now Open!

This spring, the PTSO has $4500 to award in total for all grants.  Our hope is to do our best to accommodate your request or some portion of it.

Applications can be submitted by students, teachers, and parents with a specific request for funding their department, group or organization. Before submitting a grant request, it is important that you have discussed/reviewed your request with the teacher, club sponsor, department head, or Director of Student Activities, Blair Smith. 

Please answer all of the questions with as much information as possible so the PTSO can have a clear understanding of what you are asking for and how it will help staff and/or students at WT Woodson.

Click here to access the grant application form. 

If you have any questions please email Sara Mastro [email protected].

The firm deadline to submit this form is Tuesday, January 31st.

Cav Cruise Update

The Woodson Cavalier Cruise Committee (All Night Grad Party) cordially invites you to celebrate the graduating class of 2023 by taking part in a fundraiser like no other!

Join us for a fabulous evening of fundraising… Any night you choose. In the comfort of your home. Relaxing in your favorite chair. Wearing your comfiest clothes.

All you need is your checkbook!

What you DON’T have to do: sell anything, buy anything, eat anything, bake anything or talk to anyone

What you DO have to do: sit back, relax, binge-watch Netflix and write a 100% tax deductible check to the Woodson Cav Cruise. Oh, and hope you are the winner of wonderful Great American Restaurant gift cards!

The Cav Cruise is an FCPS sanctioned alcohol and drug free ALL-NIGHT GRAD PARTY for the Woodson class of 2023 graduates.  The party is held the night of graduation, June 6th, from 11:00pm – 5:00am on June 7th at The St. James in Springfield where the kids enjoy a night of fun, food, games and prizes galore! 

For more information about this amazing event and to purchase tickets, click HERE!

WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS TONIGHT! Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs - Parent Presentation

On Tuesday, January 17th from 6-8pm in Cavalier Hall, FCPS's Student Safety & Wellness Office is presenting an ADULTS ONLY program, "Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol  Drugs."

What knowledge and information do you have to engage in meaningful conversation with your children about drugs? In this presentation you will understand basic information about alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioids; learn what you can do as a caregiver; and, identify & connect with community resources.

If you are unable to attend this in-person event, a similar virtual presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 15th. Additional information on how to access the virtual presentation will be shared closer to the event.

For additional information, please contact the Student Safety and Wellness Office at 571-423-4270.

Tardy Sweeps

Due to a high volume of students not arriving to class on time, we will conduct tardy sweeps again this week. The consequence for students arriving unexcused to class will be an after-school detention on late bus days (Tuesday or Wednesday).

Parents/families, please help us by reminding your kids of the importance of getting to class on time.  We all, especially our teachers, appreciate your assistance with this matter.

Calendar Reminders for Next Week

Students will be dismissed two hours early on Wednesday, January 25th, the last day of the second quarter. Thursday, January 26 and Friday January 27 are student holidays. 

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

Woodson Student Services

On Monday, January 30th, we will be hosting Curriculum Night where teachers will be available to discuss course options with students and families. This event is for rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade students and their families, and will run from 6-8pm. We understand there are a lot of decisions to make when selecting classes. See the Student Services Padlet for academic advising resources.

Here are some important upcoming dates for Student Services related events: 

  • Monday, January 30th: Curriculum Night: 6-8pm (for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and their families)
  • Wednesday and Thursday, February 1st and 2nd: Teacher feedback meetings during all classes (teachers will conference individually with students during each class over these two days to provide feedback on course selections for next year)
  • Friday, February 3rd: Academic Advising for Juniors begins
  • Wednesday, February 8th: Sophomore Night, 6:30pm-8pm in Woodson Auditorium
  • Friday, February 17th: Academic Advising for Sophomores begins
  • Monday, February 27th: Academic Advising for Freshmen begins

The Student Services Padlets are always a great source of information and updates from Student Services! If you need additional resources to help with organization, time management, study skills, etc., you can find them through our Academic Supports Padlet. As always, students are welcome to visit Student Services or email their counselors at any time.

Woodson Parent Book Club

The Woodson Library is interested in hosting a parent book club. Our goal is to read Young Adult fiction or nonfiction titles followed by a discussion of the book titles in connection with Woodson’s High School Values. 

Parents can select a book of their choice with the only requirement being that is a Young Adult title. 

Date and time are to be determined if there's interest from the Woodson community. Please contact Lisa Muir, Woodson Librarian, [email protected] if you are interested.

Potential Meeting times: Last Thursday of the Month. 7pm. Woodson Library or via ZOOM.

US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night

Woodson's US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night is on Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm at Oakton HS.

The presentation will include a panel of experts from all military service academies and each branch of ROTC as well as a representative from a Congressional Office. Students have the opportunity to meet individually with the representatives, ask questions and pick up materials.

No pre-registration required. Open to ALL Grade Levels!

P.S. I Love You Day

The Woodson Leadership Class is hosting P.S. I LOVE YOU Day on Friday, February 10th. 

The goal of PS I Love You Day is to spread happiness and love to promote mental health awareness. We want to raise awareness among students about mental health in the hopes of making a difficult conversation easier.  

On Friday, February 10th, we encourage the Woodson community to wear purple to foster kindness and a welcoming environment.  Special PS. I Love You Day long sleeve shirts go on sale Monday, February 6th between the cafeterias for $20.

Winter Dance on February 11th

The Winter Dance is on Saturday, February 11th from 8-:00 - 11:00 p.m

The winter dance, the Snow Ball, has returned after a two-year hiatus.  The theme is Fire and Ice and the dress is festive formal (a step below semi-formal).

Tickets for the dance go on sale Monday, January 30th and will be sold between the cafeterias during all lunches and online.  Tickets cost $10 and all proceeds from the dance benefit the Woodson Buddies.

International Night

International Night will take place on Friday, February 24th!  This night offers a chance for the Woodson community to come together and celebrate its many cultures. At this time students, families, and friends are heavily encouraged to sign up to participate in the show's potluck, fashion show, and performances.

Rehearsals will take place Tuesday, February 14th (optional, but highly recommended), Wednesday, February 22nd, and Thursday, February 23rd (dress rehearsal) approximately 3:00-6:00 pm. 

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

WOODSON CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Woodson Chorus

Woodson's Dessert on Broadway is less than 2 weeks away.  This Broadway Revue Show--with desserts--is in its 34th year of entertaining our community.  More than 80 Woodson Chorus students will perform songs from classic and contemporary musicals.  

Shows schedule: 

Preview Show for Woodson Faculty and Staff and their families - Thursday, January 26th at 6 pm.  Shows for the general public - Friday, January 27th at 7 pm (dessert served 5:45-6:45) and Saturday, January 28th at 2 pm (dessert 12:45-1:45) and 7 pm (dessert 5:45-6:45) in the Woodson Auditorium. 

Order your tickets for the Friday and Saturday shows at https:whschorus.booktix.com or from the Woodson Chorus website www.woodsonchorus.org.  

There is also information on the website about ordering Break-a-Leg-a-Grams for cast and crew. 

CAVS SPORTS Cavalier Sports This Week

Tuesday, January 17th

Boys [email protected] West Potomac 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Away)

Girls Basketball vs. West Potomac 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Home)

Wednesday, January 18th

Wrestling @ West Springfield 6:00pm (Away)

Gymnastics  @ Lake Braddock 6:00pm Senior Night(Away)

Track @ Robinson  5:30pm (Away)

Thursday, January 19th

No Activities

Friday, January 20th

Boys Basketball vs. Robinson 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Home) Turnpike Night

Girls Basketball @ Robinson 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Away)

Swim and Dive vs. Robinson @ South Run  6:30pm (Away)

Saturday, January 21st 

Track @VMI  9:00am (Away)

Wrestling @ Fallout Duals (Annandale HS) 9:00am (Away)

Woodson Booster Spirit Wear Store

Visit our Woodson Athletic Boosters spiritwear store! 

New Items!!

¾ sleeve baseball shirt

Comfort Colors crewneck

Cavaliers t-shirts in mens/womens sizes

CAVS white out shirt

We also have our classic spirit wear including hoodies, flannels, sweatpants, hats, and t-shirts!

Click here to shop now!

FUNDRAISERS Woodson Chorus Fundraiser at Wendy’s

Support Woodson Chorus on January 25th by dining at Wendy's in Fair City from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT - A great way to prepare for the upcoming tests!

Tests are administered either in-person or online and can be scheduled Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 9pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

Sign up here to take a mock SAT, ACT, or PSAT with C2 Education - available online or in-person!!  (Requires an existing or new Woodson PTSO login)  Cost is $20 to register for your mock test, all proceeds will benefit Woodson C2 Education Fairfax will contact you to schedule your test and results assessment.

Order Your 2022-23 Woodson Yearbook

Don't miss out - reserve your student's copy of the yearbook today! A limited quantity of yearbooks is printed every year and they WILL sell out. Preordering is the only way to guarantee getting a copy. 

Click here to order and type in Woodson's  code - 5278

Woodson Logo Boys Lacrosse Fundraiser

Woodson Boys Lacrosse is painting Woodson’s famous W and sabers logo as a fundraiser. By getting your own customized “W”, you can support the team and show your school spirit at the same time!

Click this link for more information.

Woodson Garden Flags

Garden Flag Dimensions - 12"x17"

Available options —

Non-Personalized $15 OR Personalized $20 

Personalization - Add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year! (For example: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2023; Woodson Class of 2023)

Click here to purchase your flag! 

For more information, contact Melissa Fabrizio at [email protected].

Senior Yard Signs

Show your Senior pride by displaying a Class of 2023 Yard Sign! Cost is $25.00 each. All proceeds support the Class of 2023, including the Cav Cruise (all night graduation party).

Click here to purchase online!

Questions? Contact Katie Clinton [email protected]

Senior Class of 2023 Legacy Bricks

Buy a Brick and create a Lasting Legacy for your Woodson Student!

The brick courtyard in front of the school between the main entrance and the auditorium still has plenty of room for bricks for you to honor your special student or alumni.  Individual bricks cost: $100.  They make great graduation presents for Seniors, or as a legacy for all the members of your family! 

To purchase, visit the Woodson PTSO PTBOARD website HERE. If you prefer, you can mail the brick order form (LINK HERE) to the school with a check. 

All orders are due no later than April 17, 2023.  Plan accordingly! 

If you have questions, or for more info contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

STUDENT DRIVER MAGNETS

Magnets are $8.00 each or 3 for $20.00. You can order online HERE.  Magnets are delivered to your door contact free! 

If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

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

The College & Career Center is open from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm in E 109. Students are welcome to come by before or after school, during Returns/Lunch, or send an email to schedule an appointment at [email protected]. Christine Lieb-Mosley, College and Career Specialist, 703-503-4661

Click here for all College & Career Center news and upcoming events

Free SAT Math Prep Sessions

Woodson dad, Rick Neifield, is offering free SAT math prep sessions to Woodson students via Zoom. 

Sign up here. Direct inquiries and questions to Rick at [email protected]

Woodson Math Center

Student math tutors are available during 5th period return, 5th period lunches and after school Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00-3:45pm.

All sessions take place in B208. Look for the Math Center Flag. Tutors are excited to help students!

Free, On-Demand, Online Tutoring

Unless they’ve been opted out, students can access Tutor.com through Schoology. Every session is personalized to meet students’ needs from remedial to advanced levels. Sessions focus on conceptual learning and critical thinking—not quick answers.

Learn more on FCPS’ Tutor.com webpage.

In-person Tutoring Options

The tutor list contains the names of current FCPS employees who hold a valid and current teaching license in Virginia. These employees have contacted the Parent Resource Center to offer their services. The tutor list is updated monthly during the school year.

For a list of tutors, please email The Parent Resource Center [email protected]

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS High School Academy Open Houses

FCPS high school academies are holding open houses this winter. 

Chantilly Academy: Thursday, January 19th 6:30pm-8pm

Fairfax Academy: Tuesday, February 7th 6:30-7:30pm

Falls Church Academy: Thursday, January 19th 6:30-8:30pm

A high school academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that can prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, and/or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and find the calendar of Academy Open Houses.

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

2023 Gap Year Fair for Students and their Families

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are co-hosting the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Wednesday, February 1st at West Springfield High School from 6:30 to 9:00pm. This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the growing array of gap year opportunities.

The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium from 6:30 to 7:15pm, by Julia Rogers, Founder of EnRoute Consulting and Gap Year Association Board President. Immediately following, the program fair will be in the cafeteria from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m., with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities. Students and their families are invited to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available.

Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.

FCPS Quick Links

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Dr. Reid's Weekly Reflections 

FCPS Features 

FCPS Parent Center 

Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information

REPEAT INFORMATION FOR REFERENCE WeMail

This communication is emailed out every Tuesday of the school year and also posted on the PTSO Facebook page and webpage. 

Have something to share? If you have information you’d like to be considered for inclusion in WeMail, contact Jill Battaglia (PTSO Communications) at [email protected]

Sports and Activities Resources

Activity Registration - wtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

FCPS Student Athletics - www.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics

Woodson Clubs & Organizations

Click here for a complete list and details of Woodson's clubs & organizations 

Contact the sponsor listed for more information.

Attendance

Attendance is critical to student success in the classroom.

If your student will be absent from school, a parent/guardian must notify the attendance office. Below is a quick guide for reporting all-day absences, late arrivals, and early check-outs from school.

FCPS Inclement Weather Procedures

The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, FCPS will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Our walk-in hours in Room A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

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

Late Buses Available Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Late buses are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays through spring. Students may stay after school to participate in clubs/activities and/or receive academic intervention with teachers.

Tuesday and Wednesday late buses start loading around 4:45pm and depart from Woodson at approximately 5:15pm. Students who access the smaller bus runs need to sign up for a bus in Room F122 before lunch each late bus day. 

Please note, students may NOT go across the street to the shopping center after school and then return for the late bus.

Student Parking Passes 

There are 2 steps to purchase a student parking pass: 1) Complete the Parking Permit Application  2) Pay on MySchoolBucks. Navigate to the School Store, select the option for a parking permit, and check out.  Bring your printed receipt with you when picking up your permit. Click here for the Woodson Student Parking website

Staying Home When Sick

FCPS continues to require families to review the Daily Health Screening before sending students to school. The 5 Day Isolation Period will also continue for COVID positive students and staff.

Quick Links to Additional Resources  2022-23 PTSO Officers 

Miklos Kiss - President 

Lena McGinn - VP Membership

Diane Raffaele - Secretary 

Kyle Durbin - Treasurer

Jill Battaglia - Communications

Sara Mastro - Grants Coordinator

Ways To Get involved 

Join our PTSO 

Make a donation to PTSO   

Some of the many ways PTSO memberships and donations enrich the lives of our school community:

  • Teacher support and supplies
  • Fall & Spring Grants 
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation luncheons & events
  • Special school events 
  • And so much more!

Attend monthly PTSO meetings on Google Meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month

Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor

Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school! Amazon Smile  

Volunteer opportunities email [email protected] 

For more information visit the Woodson PTSO Website 

Find Woodson PTSO on Facebook 

W. T. Woodson PTSO

Woodson Athletics Week of Jan 16th

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  Cavalier Athletics

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

 

This Weeks Schedule Monday, January 16th

No Activities

Tuesday, January 17th

Boys [email protected] West Potomac 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Away)

Girls Basketball vs. West Potomac 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Home)

Wednesday, January 18th

Wrestling @ West Springfield 6:00pm (Away)

Gymnastics  @ Lake Braddock 6:00pm Senior Night(Away)

Track @ Robinson  5:30pm (Away)

Thursday, January 19th

No Activities

Friday, January 20th

Boys Basketball vs. Robinson 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Home) Turnpike Night

Girls Basketball @ Robinson 4:30/5:45/7:30 (Away)

Swim and Dive vs. Robinson @ South Run  6:30pm (Away)

Saturday, January 21st 

Track @VMI  9:00am (Away)

Wrestling @ Fallout Duals (Annandale HS) 9:00am (Away)

 

  Other Important Links

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

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

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

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

 

  #CAVSTRONG #oneWoodson

 

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Woodson Weekly - January 13th

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Woodson Weekly -
January 13th

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

Mission Statement

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

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

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

Leadership students planned a great "Worry Free Week" with stress relief fun.

Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, January 16th - School Holiday; Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday

Tuesday, January 17th - Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs, 6-8pm in Cavalier Hall (see story #9)

Tuesday, January 17th - Friday, January 20th - "Dude. Be Nice." Week

Thursday, January 19th - Religious and Cultural Observance; Orthodox Epiphany

Wednesday, January 25th - 2 Hour Early Release, End of 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 26th - Staff Development Day; No school for students

Friday, January 27th - Teacher Workday, No school for students

Monday, January 30th - Curriculum Night for rising 9th,10th, and 11th graders, 6-8pm (see story #8)

The complete FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

Message from Dr. Floyd

Happy Friday Woodson,

I want to thank our community for their support of our students and families throughout the holidays as well as with our daily operations. A high school is often described as a small town with our nearly 2500 students and 300 staff. It is indeed a lot to manage and I am grateful to all who support us on a daily basis. THANK YOU!!

I’d like to bring a couple of items to your attention. First, the Family Engagement Survey results demonstrated a need to have parents in the building more often for different activities. While we have the sports and performing arts activities, we wanted to add additional ways to be involved.  We have held one of three Parent Advisory Councils and we will be starting a parent book club. Please see item #14 below and I am excited that we already have several parents interested. This is a great way to get to know other Woodson parents who share the love for reading.

Secondly, students are reporting that they are using gambling apps on their phones. You might see apps like Draft Kings Sportsbook or FanDuel Sportsbook and I am sure there are others. While you do have to be 21 to bet online and use these apps, apparently there are ways around this. Please be cognizant of the apps your kids are using. In the event we actually catch students in school on these apps, we will contact parents to let you know. While this is a violation of the appropriate technology use policy and SR&R, my greater concern is students engaging in gambling at such a young age and the implications that could have on themselves and their families. 

The end of the second quarter is nearing… please be checking SIS to see how to support your child and reach out to teachers if you need clarification or explanation. Let’s end the semester strong!

Have a great 3 day weekend of service,

Dr. Floyd
Principal

Leadership students handed out free hot chocolate for "Worry Free Week."

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Calendar Reminders for Next Week
2. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service Opportunities
3. Dude. Be Nice. Week
4. International Night
5. Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs - Parent Presentation
6. High School Academy Open Houses
7. Woodson Chorus Presents - Dessert on Broadway
8. Curriculum Night and Academic Advising for 2023-24
9. 2023 Gap Year Fair for Students and their Families
10. P.S. I Love You Day
11. Winter Dance on February 11th
12. 2023 Senior Honors District XI Orchestra
13. All-District Band Results
14. Woodson Parent Book Club
15. Tutor.com for Exam Prep
16. Are you interested in the rapidly growing fields of IT & Engineering Technology?
17. Professional Resume & College Resume Writing Workshop
18. US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night
19. Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025
20. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
21. Attendance Procedures
22. Cav Cruise Update
23. TalkingPoints: 2-Way Messaging (Multi-Language Translation) App
24. Order Your Cavalier Yearbook
25. Class of 2023 News
26. Laptop Tech Support Hours 
27. Woodson's PTSO

NEW News 1. Calendar Reminders for Next Week

As a reminder, schools and offices will be closed on Monday, January 17th, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

Also, students will be dismissed two hours early on Wednesday, January 25th, the last day of the second quarter, and Thursday/Friday, January 26th/27th are student holidays. 

See the complete 2022-23 school year calendar.

2. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service Opportunities

FCPS students continue to find incredible ways to serve their community while building Portrait of a Graduate skills such as becoming an ethical and global citizen. FCPS is excited to collaborate again with Volunteer Fairfax for the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service, Saturday, January 14, to Monday, January 16. This service opportunity helps empower individuals and strengthens communities while honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Volunteer Fairfax will host several ways for the community to get involved including volunteer activities for students and adults of all ages. To learn more about the MLK Jr. Weekend of Service and the specific service activities, visit Volunteer Fairfax’s website.

3. Dude. Be Nice. Week

Cavalier Families - Next week, January 17th-20th is our annual Dude. Be Nice. spirit week.

Dude. Be Nice. is designed to highlight anti-bullying and inclusiveness. Each day will have a different spirit theme for our students can participate.

In addition, we will be selling Woodson Dude. Be Nice. shirts for $10 during all lunches from January 17th-20th to raise awareness. Please help us spread kindness, inclusivity, and support throughout our Woodson community.

4. International Night

International Night will take place on Friday, February 24th!  This night offers a chance for the Woodson community to come together and celebrate its many cultures. At this time students, families, and friends are heavily encouraged to sign up to participate in the show's potluck, fashion show, and performances.

Students will be awarded service hours for all levels of participation. The sign up form is due on Monday, January 16th and rehearsals will take place Tuesday, February 14th (optional, but highly recommended), Wednesday, February 22nd, and Thursday, February 23rd (dress rehearsal) approximately 3:00-6:00 pm. 

If you have any questions please email [email protected] 

5. Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs - Parent Presentation

On Tuesday, January 17th from 6-8pm in Cavalier Hall, FCPS's Student Safety & Wellness Office is presenting an ADULTS ONLY program, "Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs."

What knowledge and information do you have to engage in meaningful conversation with your children about drugs? In this presentation you will understand basic information about alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioids; learn what you can do as a caregiver; and, identify & connect with community resources.

If you are unable to attend this in-person event, a similar virtual presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 15th. Additional information on how to access the virtual presentation will be shared closer to the event.

For additional information, please contact the Student Safety and Wellness Office at 571-423-4270.

6. High School Academy Open Houses

FCPS high school academies are holding open houses this winter. 

Chantilly Academy: Thursday, January 19th 6:30pm-8pm
Fairfax Academy: Tuesday, February 7th 6:30-7:30pm
Falls Church Academy: Thursday, January 19th 6:30-8:30pm

A high school academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that can prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, and/or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and find the calendar of Academy Open Houses

7. Woodson Chorus Presents - Dessert on Broadway

Save the date: Woodson’s annual Dessert on Broadway production is coming at the end of this month! Tickets on sale in advance at woodsonchorus.org and at the door. 

8. Curriculum Night and Academic Advising for 2023-24

On Monday, January 30th, we will be hosting Curriculum Night where teachers will be available to discuss course options with students and families. This event is for rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade students and their families, and will run from 6-8pm. We understand there are a lot of decisions to make when selecting classes. On our Student Services Padlet we created a section specially for academic advising resources.

Here are some important upcoming dates for Student Services related events: 

  • Monday, January 30th: Curriculum Night: 6-8pm (for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and their families)
  • Wednesday and Thursday, February 1st and 2nd: Teacher feedback meetings during all classes (teachers will conference individually with students during each class over these two days to provide feedback on course selections for next year)
  • Friday, February 3rd: Academic Advising for Juniors begins
  • Wednesday, February 8th: Sophomore Night, 6:30pm-8pm in Woodson Auditorium
  • Friday, February 17th: Academic Advising for Sophomores begins
  • Monday, February 27th: Academic Advising for Freshmen begins

The Student Services Padlets are always a great source of information and updates from Student Services! If you need additional resources to help with organization, time management, study skills, etc., you can find them through our Academic Supports Padlet. As always, students are welcome to visit Student Services or email their counselors at any time.

9. 2023 Gap Year Fair for Students and their Families

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are co-hosting the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Wednesday, February 1st at West Springfield High School from 6:30 to 9:00pm. This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the growing array of gap year opportunities.

The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium from 6:30 to 7:15pm, by Julia Rogers, Founder of EnRoute Consulting and Gap Year Association Board President. Immediately following, the program fair will be in the cafeteria from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m., with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities. Students and their families are invited to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available.

Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.

It’s Academic taped last weekend! Tune to NBC 4 oin May to see if Woodson takes the win!   

10. P.S. I Love You Day

The Woodson Leadership Class is hosting P.S. I LOVE YOU Day on Friday, February 10th. 

The goal of PS I Love You Day is to spread happiness and love to promote mental health awareness. We want to raise awareness among students about mental health in the hopes of making a difficult conversation easier.  

On Friday, February 10th, we encourage the Woodson community to wear purple to foster kindness and a welcoming environment.  Special PS. I Love You Day long sleeve shirts go on sale Monday, February 6th between the cafeterias for $20.

11. Winter Dance on February 11th

The Winter Dance is on Saturday, February 11th from 8-11pm

The winter dance, the Snow Ball, has returned after a two-year hiatus.  The theme is Fire and Ice and the dress is festive formal (a step below semi-formal).

Tickets for the dance go on sale Monday, January 30th and will be sold between the cafeterias during all lunches and online.  Tickets cost $10 and all proceeds from the dance benefit the Woodson Buddies.

12. 2023 Senior Honors District XI Orchestra

Congratulations to the following students for winning their audition to participate in the Senior Honors District XI Orchestra.

Their concert is on Saturday, January 21st at 2:00pm at George Mason University Harris Theater.  We’d love to see you if you are around.  

9th Grade - Audrey Cochran, violin; James Ngo, violin (2nd in the District), Ethan Lee, violin; Kai McMurry, violin; Jacob Lee, viola; Maia Kim, cello; Camille Jo, cello; Sunny Wang, cello.

10th Grade - Catherine Han, Catherine, violin; Chloe Lee, violin; Cassie Liu, viola; Bomi Shin, violin; Chloe Choi, cello; Sean Cranford, bass.

11th Grade - Cosette Jo, violin; Meghan Hembree, violin; Cedar Baltz, viola.

12th Grade - Sophia Deng, violin; Clara Do, violin; Janice Lee, viola; Kate Liang, violin; Mallory Liang, violin; Kim McNamara, violin.

13. All-District Band Results 2023

Congratulations to the following 50(!) students for winning their audition to participate in the All-District Band.

The concert will take place on Saturday, February 4th at 2pm in the Woodson Auditorium.

Symphonic Band - Kathryn Lang, piccolo; Natalie Jiang, 5th chair flute; Patrick Lee, 6th chair flute; Maya Moses, 2nd chair oboe; Luke Sun, 3rd chair oboe; Abbey Moran; E-flat clarinet; Evan Chu. 3rd chair clarinet; Jordan Hershaft, 5th chair clarinet; Ty Rubinoff, 10th chair clarinet; Devon Ke, 13th chair clarinet; William Liu, 14th chair clarinet; Joanna Chappell, 16th chair clarinet; Andrei Sabula, 17th chair clarinet; Marta Scully-Bristol, 24th chair clarinet; Grant Kahler, 1st chair alto sax; Sabina Niedrick, 4th chair alto sax; Evan Bainer, 1st chair tenor sax; Ian Ahn, 6th chair F horn; Henry Owens, 7th chair F horn; Lex Koo, 10th chair trumpet; Colin Cunningham, 12th chair trumpet; Joseph Tso, 5th chair trombone; Jacob Spector, 6th chair trombone; Natalie Chandler, 4th chair euphonium; Ian Wallace, 1st chair tuba; Josh Park, 2nd chair percussion; Zoe Eng, string bass.

Concert Band - Nora Gilmer, 6th chair flute; Ein Lee, 7th chair flute; Amelia Kim, 9th chair flute; Julie MacDonald, 2nd chair oboe; Jack Day, 1st chair bassoon; Michael Burns, 3rd chair bassoon; Jameson Kim; 2nd chair clarinet; Emily Tang, 8th chair clarinet; Teresa Nguyen; 15th chair clarinet; Natalie Cradler, 2nd chair bass clarinet; Levi Thompson-Guldseth, 1st chair alto sax; Nate Valikit, 2nd chair alto sax; Shanti Sturgis, 6th chair F horn; Kellen Klein, 3rd chair trumpet; Evan Lorenz, 4th chair trumpet; Sean Stark, 5th chair trumpet; Ayden Becker, 11th chair trumpet; Cooper Thompson-Guldseth, 2nd chair trombone; Daniel Hess, 5th chair trombone; Benjamin Fitch, 3rd chair euphonium; Gabe Eib, 2nd chair tuba; William Pierce, 3rd chair percussion; Abigail Flynn, 8th chair percussion.

Alternates - Nina Wheeler, 1st alternate flute; Yilin Tan, 2nd alternate flute; Maya Pendleton, 2nd alternate bassoon; Joshua Sun, 1st alternate bass clarinet; Dylan Ahrens, 1st alternate bari sax; Zachary Miranda, 2nd alternate F horn; Charlotte Kao, 3rd alternate F horn; Jalil Hemphill, 4th alternate trumpet.

14. Woodson Parent Book Club

The Woodson Library is interested in hosting a parent book club. Our goal is to read Young Adult fiction or nonfiction titles followed by a discussion of the book titles in connection with Woodson’s High School Values. 

Parents can select a book of their choice with the only requirement being that it is a Young Adult title. 

Date and time are to be determined if there's interest from the Woodson community. Please contact Lisa Muir, Woodson Librarian, [email protected] if you are interested.

Potential Meeting times: Last Thursday of the Month. 7pm. Woodson Library or via ZOOM.

15. Tutor.com for Exam Prep

Did you know Tutor.com can help with more than just homework? This free, on-demand tutoring service also offers a comprehensive range of resources that include exam prep for AP, SAT, and ACT tests. 

Students can take practice quizzes at any time, and if they struggle in particular areas, they can immediately connect to a live tutor through voice or chat options for help. Learn more on the FCPS Tutor.com website

16. Are you interested in the rapidly growing fields of IT & Engineering Technology?

Please join us for the NOVA IET Visit on Monday, January 23rd from 10:15-11:15am in Cav Hall

The programs found within NOVA IET are aligned to the needs of industry, infused with opportunities to earn industry-recognized credentials, and targeted at high growth areas that show significant job demand within the Northern Virginia Region.

Please complete this Google Form to register. Open to ALL Grade Levels!

17. Professional Resume & College Resume Writing Workshop

Please join us on Monday, February 27th from 10:15–11:15am in Cav Hall to learn how to write a winning resume.  Please complete this Google Form to register. Registration closes on Friday, February 24th. All grade levels are encouraged to participate.

You will learn

  • How to build up your resume
  • The sections of a resume
  • Resumes for Summer jobs, internships, scholarships, etc.
  • How to draft your College Resume

This workshop is presented by Ann McFadyen. Ann is a professional career coach and resume writer, trained and certified in Federal Resume writing. She has worked internationally as an employment advisor and resume writer and for college and graduate school counselors as an essay and personal statement editor. With an MFA in creative writing, Ann loves to help clients and students to discover and tell their own stories to advance their personal and professional development.

18. US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night

Woodson's US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night is on Tuesday, February 7th at 7pm at Oakton HS.

The presentation will include a panel of experts from all military service academies and each branch of ROTC as well as a representative from a Congressional Office. Students have the opportunity to meet individually with the representatives, ask questions and pick up materials.

No pre-registration required. Open to ALL Grade Levels!

Thank you to all the students and families who joined us for Junior Night!

19. Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025

Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025 will take place on Wednesday, February 8th from 6:30-8pm in the Woodson Auditorium.

Please join us to learn about College & Career Planning and Next Steps for Rising Juniors. We will have a College Director of Admissions speak about how “College is a Match to be made and not a Prize to be won.”

This event is for Sophomores & their Families. No registration required.

20. College & Career Center News

Please see College & Career Events listed below. Please access the live Calendar for event information & registration links. The Woodson College & Career Padlets can be accessed HERE.

Upcoming events in chronological order:

  • Scholarship Workshop for the Class of 2023 on Jan 18
  • NOVA IET Info Session on Jan 23
  • FCPS Gap Year Fair on Feb 1
  • FCPS ACE/Career & Technical Education Info Session on Feb 6
  • US Service Academy & ROTC Info Night on Feb 7
  • Sophomore Night on Feb 8
  • Fire & Rescue/EMT Career Presentation on Feb 21
  • Resume Workshop on Feb 27

Please access the live Calendar for event information & registration links.

PAST News, but still important 21. Attendance Procedures

Please review Woodson's attendance procedures to ensure accurate reporting for your student.  

If your student will be absent from school, a parent/guardian must notify the attendance office. Below is a quick guide for reporting all-day absences, late arrivals, and early check-outs from school.

22. Cav Cruise Update

The Woodson Cavalier Cruise Committee (Al Night Grad Parrty) cordially invites you to celebrate the graduating class of 2023 by taking part in a fundraiser like no other!

Join us for a fabulous evening of fundraising… Any night you choose. In the comfort of your home. Relaxing in your favorite chair. Wearing your comfiest clothes.

All you need is your checkbook!

What you DON’T have to do: sell anything, buy anything, eat anything, bake anything or talk to anyone

What you DO have to do: sit back, relax, binge-watch Netflix and write a 100% tax deductible check to the Woodson Cav Cruise. Oh, and hope you are the winner of wonderful Great American Restaurant gift cards!

The Cav Cruise is an FCPS sanctioned alcohol and drug free ALL-NIGHT GRAD PARTY for the Woodson class of 2023 graduates.  The party is held the night of graduation, June 6th, from 11:00pm – 5:00am on June 7th at The St. James in Springfield where the kids enjoy a night of fun, food, games and prizes galore! 

For more information about this amazing event and to purchase tickets, click HERE

23. TalkingPoints: 2-Way Messaging (Multi-Language Translation) App

FCPS has recently adopted TalkingPoints, a two-way messaging app that allows parents and caregivers to communicate with teachers and schools. Look for messages from your child’s school on how they are implementing the app.

The app translates messages, so teachers can input messages in English and parents can respond in their preferred language. TalkingPoints supports 125 languages, making it easier and faster for our FCPS families to connect with their schools.

If you need to update your preferred correspondence language, contact the Woodson's registrar Casey Delaney at [email protected]

For more information, visit the FCPS TalkingPoints webpage.

24. Order Your Cavalier Yearbook

Purchasing a Yearbook:

Don't miss out - reserve your student's copy of the yearbook today! We print a limited quantity of yearbooks every year and we WILL sell out. Preordering is the only way to guarantee a copy of the yearbook. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and type in Woodson's  code - 5278.

Parents of Seniors: 

Baby Ads: Celebrate your senior with a baby ad in the yearbook! Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and type in Woodson’s code – 5278. Select the option to “Start your Ad” and create your own ad celebrating your 2023 grad. 

Thank you for your support of the Woodson Yearbook! For any questions, please email Staci Vega at [email protected].

25. Class of 2023 News

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2023? Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know.

26. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Our walk-in hours in Room A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

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

Thank you, Woodson HS Tech Support Team

27. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. 

2022-23 PTSO Board -

Miklos Kiss - President 
Lena McGinn - VP Membership
Diane Raffaele - Secretary 
Kyle Durbin - Treasurer
Jill Battaglia - Communications

PTSO website https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/annlist

We look forward to a great school year! 

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 for January 10

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

  1. SCHEDULE REMINDERS
  2. PTSO NEWS
  3. WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS
  4. WOODSON CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
  5. CAVS SPORTS
  6. FUNDRAISERS
  7. RESOURCES FOR WOODSON STUDENTS, PARENTS & FAMILIES
  8. FCPS NEWS & EVENTS
  9. REPEAT INFORMATION FOR REFERENCE
SCHEDULE REMINDERS

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, January 10 - Course Information Fair - Details under Woodson News & Events 

Tuesday, January 10 - PTSO Meeting - Details and link to join the meeting under PTSO News

Wednesday, January 11 - Junior Night, 6:30 p.m.; Woodson Auditorium - Details under Woodson News & Events

 

NEXT WEEK

Monday, January 16 - School Holiday; Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday

Tuesday, January 17 - Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs, 6-8pm in Cavalier Hall

Thursday, January 19 - Religious and Cultural Observance; Orthodox Epiphany

 

LOOKING AHEAD

Wednesday, January 25th - 2 Hour Early Release, End of 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 26th - Staff Development Day; No school for students

Friday, January 27th - Teacher Workday, No school for students

Monday, January 30 - Curriculum Night for rising 9th, 10th and 11th graders, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Friday, February 24 - International Night - Details under Woodson News & Events

 

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

PTSO NEWS   PTSO Meeting TONIGHT

Tonight, Tuesday, January 10, 2023, is the first virtual PTSO meeting of the new year. Megan McLaughlin, our Braddock District representative to the School Board, will speak. Also on the agenda - Cav Cruise and Spring Grants cycle updates.

Join the meeting by clicking here.

Cav Cruise Update

The Woodson Cavalier Cruise Committee (All Night Grad Party) cordially invites you to celebrate the graduating class of 2023 by taking part in a fundraiser like no other!

Join us for a fabulous evening of fundraising… Any night you choose. In the comfort of your home. Relaxing in your favorite chair. Wearing your comfiest clothes.

All you need is your checkbook!

What you DON’T have to do: sell anything, buy anything, eat anything, bake anything or talk to anyone

What you DO have to do: sit back, relax, binge-watch Netflix and write a 100% tax deductible check to the Woodson Cav Cruise. Oh, and hope you are the winner of wonderful Great American Restaurant gift cards!

The Cav Cruise is an FCPS sanctioned alcohol and drug free ALL-NIGHT GRAD PARTY for the Woodson class of 2023 graduates.  The party is held the night of graduation, June 6th, from 11:00pm – 5:00am on June 7th at The St. James in Springfield where the kids enjoy a night of fun, food, games and prizes galore! 

For more information about this amazing event and to purchase tickets, click HERE!

WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS Tardy Sweeps

Due to a high volume of students not arriving to class on time, we will conduct tardy sweeps this week. The consequence for students arriving unexcused to class will be an after-school detention on late bus days (Tuesday or Wednesday).

Parents/families, please help us by reminding your kids of the importance of getting to class on time.  We all, especially our teachers, appreciate your assistance with this matter.

Junior Night for the Class of 2024

Junior Night for the Class of 2024 will be held on Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30pm in the Woodson Auditorium. This event is for Juniors and their families. No pre-registration required.

Please join us to learn about post-secondary planning and supports for Juniors to include: understanding PSAT scores; college planning and the application process; information on exploring options related to the workforce, military, apprenticeships, and trade schools; and general college and career planning resources.

We’re excited to help Juniors and families learn more about what you need to know for your student’s post-secondary planning and next steps!

Woodson Student Services

Students participated in our Curriculum Information Fair today to learn more about courses being offered at Woodson next year. Additionally, Curriculum Night is on Monday, January 30th, when teachers will be available to discuss course options with students and families. This event is for rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade students and their families, and will run from 6-8pm. There are a lot of decisions to make when selecting classes. The Student Services Padlet has a section specifically for academic advising resources.

Here are some important upcoming dates for Student Services related events: 

  • Tuesday, January 10th: Course Information Fair during 3rd Period (seniors attend a presentation in the Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, January 11th: Junior Parent Night, 6:30pm-8pm in Woodson Auditorium
  • Monday, January 30th: Curriculum Night: 6-8pm (for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and their families)
  • Wednesday and Thursday, February 1st and 2nd: Teacher feedback meetings during all classes (teachers will conference individually with students during each class over these two days to provide feedback on course selections for next year)
  • Friday, February 3rd: Academic Advising for Juniors begins
  • Wednesday, February 8th: Sophomore Night, 6:30pm-8pm in Woodson Auditorium
  • Friday, February 17th: Academic Advising for Sophomores begins
  • Monday, February 27th: Academic Advising for Freshmen begins

The Student Services Padlets are always a great source of information and updates from Student Services! If you need additional resources to help with organization, time management, study skills, etc., you can find them through our Academic Supports Padlet. As always, students are welcome to visit Student Services or email their counselors at any time.

Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs - Parent Presentation

On Tuesday, January 17th from 6-8pm in Cavalier Hall, FCPS's Student Safety & Wellness Office is presenting an ADULTS ONLY program, "Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol  Drugs."

What knowledge and information do you have to engage in meaningful conversation with your children about drugs? In this presentation you will understand basic information about alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioids; learn what you can do as a caregiver; and, identify & connect with community resources.

If you are unable to attend this in-person event, a similar virtual presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 15th. Additional information on how to access the virtual presentation will be shared closer to the event.

For additional information, please contact the Student Safety and Wellness Office at 571-423-4270.

International Night

International Night will take place on Friday, February 24th!  This night offers a chance for the Woodson community to come together and celebrate its many cultures. At this time students, families, and friends are heavily encouraged to sign up to participate in the show's potluck, fashion show, and performances.

Students will be awarded service hours for all levels of participation. The sign up form is due on Monday, January 16th and rehearsals will take place Tuesday, February 14th (optional, but highly recommended), Wednesday, February 22nd, and Thursday, February 23rd (dress rehearsal) approximately 3:00-6:00 pm. 

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Woodson Parent Book Club

The Woodson Library is interested in hosting a parent book club. Our goal is to read Young Adult fiction or nonfiction titles followed by a discussion of the book titles in connection with Woodson’s High School Values. 

Parents can select a book of their choice with the only requirement being that is a Young Adult title. 

Date and time are to be determined if there's interest from the Woodson community. Please contact Lisa Muir, Woodson Librarian, [email protected] if you are interested.

Potential Meeting times: Last Thursday of the Month. 7pm. Woodson Library or via ZOOM.

WOODSON CLUBS & ACTIVITIES Woodson Chorus

Woodson Chorus Dessert on Broadway is almost here!  This Broadway Revue Show--with desserts--is in its 34th year of entertaining our community.  Shows will be on Friday, January 27th at 7 pm (dessert served 5:45-6:45) and Saturday, January 28th at 2 pm (dessert 12:45-1:45) and 7 pm (dessert 5:45-6:45).  There will be a Preview Show for Woodson Faculty and Staff and their families on Thursday, January 26th at 6 pm.  Order tickets and Break-a-Leg Grams for cast and crew here.  

Do you have a local business to advertise? Dessert on Broadway has entertained thousands of people from the local community for over 30 years. Support the arts at Woodson by placing an ad in the DOB program and your business will be seen by 1,000+ pairs of eyes!  Contact Amy Vailikit at [email protected] for details.  Ads are due by January 13th.

CAVS SPORTS

Ice Hockey

Both the Varsity and Junior Varsity teams were in action last week, with the Varsity team taking on Hayfield/South County on Friday night and the Junior Varsity battling Bishop Ireton.  

The Varsity team played an evenly matched and exciting game against Hayfield/South County with the final score ending in a 4 to 4 tie.  Woodson jumped out to a 3 to 1 lead after the first period.  Hayfield/South County tied it up at 3 after the second period.  Woodson regained the lead on a goal by Carson Edington in the 3rd period, but Hayfield/South County answered with the tying goal late in the 3rd period.  Along with Carson Edington, Nathan Coons, Seth Bond (Robinson), and Shannon Force were the goal scorers.  Shannon Force also had an assist.

The teams are off for a couple of weeks, with both teams resuming play on January 27th.  Game details will be provided closer to the games.

Shannon Force looks to pass the puck against Hayfield/South County. 

Cavalier Sports This Week

Tuesday, January 10th

Wrestling vs. Robinson/West Potomac @ Robinson 6:00pm (Away)

Wednesday, January 11th

Wrestling vs.  LB, AC, South County @ Lake Braddock 6:00pm (Away)

Gymnastics vs. Lewis, AC, LB, MT Vernon @ Lake Braddock 6:00pm(Away)

Thursday, January 12th

Boys Basketball vs. Alexandria City 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Home)

Girls Basketball @ Alexandria City 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Away) 

Friday, January 13th

Track @ TJMS 5:30pm (Away)

Swim and Dive vs. Alexandria City @ Oak Marr  6:00pm (Senior Night) (Away)

Saturday, January 14th

Track @ PG Sports Plex  9:00am (Away)

Boys Basketball vs. Woodbridge @ West Springfield 1:45pm (Away)

Swim and Dive vs. West Potomac @ Oak Marr 6:00pm (Away)

Woodson Booster Spirit Wear Store

Visit our Woodson Athletic Boosters spiritwear store! 

New Items!!

¾ sleeve baseball shirt

Comfort Colors crewneck

Cavaliers t-shirts in mens/womens sizes

CAVS white out shirt

We also have our classic spirit wear including hoodies, flannels, sweatpants, hats, and t-shirts!

Click here to shop now!

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

Tests are administered either in-person or online and can be scheduled Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 9pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

Sign up here to take a mock SAT, ACT, or PSAT with C2 Education - available online or in-person!!  (Requires an existing or new Woodson PTSO login)  Cost is $20 to register for your mock test, all proceeds will benefit Woodson C2 Education Fairfax will contact you to schedule your test and results assessment.

Order Your 2022-23 Woodson Yearbook

Don't miss out - reserve your student's copy of the yearbook today! A limited quantity of yearbooks is printed every year and they WILL sell out. Preordering is the only way to guarantee getting a copy. 

Click here to order and type in Woodson's  code - 5278

Woodson Logo Boys Lacrosse Fundraiser

Woodson Boys Lacrosse is painting Woodson’s famous W and sabers logo as a fundraiser. By getting your own customized “W”, you can support the team and show your school spirit at the same time!

Click this link for more information.

Woodson Garden Flags

Garden Flag Dimensions - 12"x17"

Available options —

Non-Personalized $15 OR Personalized $20 

Personalization - Add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year! (For example: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2023; Woodson Class of 2023)

Click here to purchase your flag! 

For more information, contact Melissa Fabrizio at [email protected].

Senior Yard Signs

Show your Senior pride by displaying a Class of 2023 Yard Sign! Cost is $25.00 each. All proceeds support the Class of 2023, including the Cav Cruise (all night graduation party).

Click here to purchase online!

Questions? Contact Cheri Brown [email protected]

Senior Class of 2023 Legacy Bricks

Buy a Brick and create a Lasting Legacy for your Woodson Student!

The brick courtyard in front of the school between the main entrance and the auditorium still has plenty of room for bricks for you to honor your special student or alumni.  Individual bricks cost: $100.  They make great graduation presents for Seniors, or as a legacy for all the members of your family! 

To purchase, visit the Woodson PTSO PTBOARD website HERE. If you prefer, you can mail the brick order form (LINK HERE) to the school with a check. 

All orders are due no later than April 17, 2023.  Plan accordingly! 

If you have questions, or for more info contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

STUDENT DRIVER MAGNETS

Magnets are $8.00 each or 3 for $20.00. You can order online HERE.  Magnets are delivered to your door contact free! 

If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

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

The College & Career Center is open from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm in E 109. Students are welcome to come by before or after school, during Returns/Lunch, or send an email to schedule an appointment at [email protected]. Christine Lieb-Mosley, College and Career Specialist, 703-503-4661

Click here for all College & Career Center news and upcoming events

Free SAT Math Prep Sessions

Woodson dad, Rick Neifield, is offering free SAT math prep sessions to Woodson students via Zoom. 

Sign up here. Direct inquiries and questions to Rick at [email protected]

Woodson Math Center

Student math tutors are available during 5th period return, 5th period lunches and after school Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00-3:45pm.

All sessions take place in B208. Look for the Math Center Flag. Tutors are excited to help students!

Free, On-Demand, Online Tutoring

Unless they’ve been opted out, students can access Tutor.com through Schoology. Every session is personalized to meet students’ needs from remedial to advanced levels. Sessions focus on conceptual learning and critical thinking—not quick answers.

Learn more on FCPS’ Tutor.com webpage.

In-person Tutoring Options

The tutor list contains the names of current FCPS employees who hold a valid and current teaching license in Virginia. These employees have contacted the Parent Resource Center to offer their services. The tutor list is updated monthly during the school year.

For a list of tutors, please email The Parent Resource Center [email protected]

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS High School Academy Open Houses

FCPS high school academies are holding open houses this winter. 

Chantilly Academy: Thursday, January 19th 6:30pm-8pm

Fairfax Academy: Tuesday, February 7th 6:30-7:30pm

Falls Church Academy: Thursday, January 19th 6:30-8:30pm

A high school academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that can prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, and/or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and find the calendar of Academy Open Houses.

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

2023 Gap Year Fair for Students and their Families

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are co-hosting the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Wednesday, February 1st at West Springfield High School from 6:30 to 9:00pm. This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the growing array of gap year opportunities.

The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium from 6:30 to 7:15pm, by Julia Rogers, Founder of EnRoute Consulting and Gap Year Association Board President. Immediately following, the program fair will be in the cafeteria from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m., with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities. Students and their families are invited to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available.

Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.

FCPS Quick Links

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Dr. Reid's Weekly Reflections 

FCPS Features 

FCPS Parent Center 

Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information

REPEAT INFORMATION FOR REFERENCE WeMail

This communication is emailed out every Tuesday of the school year and also posted on the PTSO Facebook page and webpage. 

Have something to share? If you have information you’d like to be considered for inclusion in WeMail, contact Jill Battaglia (PTSO Communications) at [email protected]

Sports and Activities Resources

Activity Registration - wtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

FCPS Student Athletics - www.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics

Woodson Clubs & Organizations

Click here for a complete list and details of Woodson's clubs & organizations 

Contact the sponsor listed for more information.

Attendance

Attendance is critical to student success in the classroom.

If your student will be absent from school, a parent/guardian must notify the attendance office. Below is a quick guide for reporting all-day absences, late arrivals, and early check-outs from school.

FCPS Inclement Weather Procedures

The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, FCPS will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Our walk-in hours in Room A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

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

Late Buses Available Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Late buses are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays through spring. Students may stay after school to participate in clubs/activities and/or receive academic intervention with teachers.

Tuesday and Wednesday late buses start loading around 4:45pm and depart from Woodson at approximately 5:15pm. Students who access the smaller bus runs need to sign up for a bus in Room F122 before lunch each late bus day. 

Please note, students may NOT go across the street to the shopping center after school and then return for the late bus.

Student Parking Passes 

There are 2 steps to purchase a student parking pass: 1) Complete the Parking Permit Application  2) Pay on MySchoolBucks. Navigate to the School Store, select the option for a parking permit, and check out.  Bring your printed receipt with you when picking up your permit. Click here for the Woodson Student Parking website

Staying Home When Sick

FCPS continues to require families to review the Daily Health Screening before sending students to school. The 5 Day Isolation Period will also continue for COVID positive students and staff.

Quick Links to Additional Resources  2022-23 PTSO Officers 

Miklos Kiss - President 

Lena McGinn - VP Membership

Diane Raffaele - Secretary 

Kyle Durbin - Treasurer

Jill Battaglia - Communications

Sara Mastro - Grants Coordinator

Ways To Get involved 

Join our PTSO 

Make a donation to PTSO   

Some of the many ways PTSO memberships and donations enrich the lives of our school community:

  • Teacher support and supplies
  • Fall & Spring Grants 
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation luncheons & events
  • Special school events 
  • And so much more!

Attend monthly PTSO meetings on Google Meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month

Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor

Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school! Amazon Smile  

Volunteer opportunities email [email protected] 

For more information visit the Woodson PTSO Website 

Find Woodson PTSO on Facebook 

W. T. Woodson PTSO

Woodson Athletics Week of Jan 9th

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

 

This Weeks Schedule Monday, January 9th

Boys Basketball vs. Lake Braddock 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Home)

Girls Basketball @ Lake Braddock 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Away) 

Tuesday, January 10th

Wrestling vs. Robinson/West Potomac @ Robinson 6:00pm (Away)

Wednesday, January 11th

Wrestling vs.  LB, AC, South County @ Lake Braddock 6:00pm (Away)

Gymnastics vs. Lewis, AC, LB, MT Vernon @ Lake Braddock 6:00pm(Away)

Thursday, January 12th

Boys Basketball vs. Alexandria City 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Home)

Girls Basketball @ Alexandria City 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Away) 

Friday, January 13th

Track @ TJMS 5:30pm (Away)

Swim and Dive vs. Alexandria City @ Oak Marr  6:00pm (Senior Night) (Away)

Saturday, January 14thth 

Track @ PG Sports Plex  9:00am (Away)

Boys Basketball vs. Woodbridge @ West Springfield 1:45pm (Away)

Swim and Dive vs. West Potomac @ Oak Marr 6:00pm (Away)

  Other Important Links

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

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

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

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

 

  #CAVSTRONG #oneWoodson

 

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Woodson Weekly - January 6th

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Woodson Weekly -
January 6th

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

Mission Statement

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

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

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

Mr. Spero, Mr. Clark, Mr. Cogan and Mr. Miller - Woodson alums are now teachers at Woodson!

Important Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, January 10th - Course Information Fair during 3rd Period (see story #3)

Tuesday, January 10th - PSTO Virtual Meeting with guest Mrs. McLaughlin, Braddock District School Board Member, 6pm

Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30pm - Junior Night, Auditorium (see story #4)

Monday, January 16th - School Holiday; Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday

Tuesday, January 17th - Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs, 6-8pm in Cavalier Hall (see story #9)

Tuesday, January 17th - Friday, January 20th - "Dude. Be Nice." Week

Thursday, January 19th - Religious and Cultural Observance; Orthodox Epiphany

Wednesday, January 25th - 2 Hour Early Release, End of 2nd Quarter

Thursday, January 26th - Staff Development Day; No school for students

Friday, January 27th - Teacher Workday, No school for students

Monday, January 30th - Curriculum Night for rising 9th,10th, and 11th graders, 6-8pm

The complete FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

Message from Dr. Floyd

Good Friday afternoon Woodson community:

Today marks the end of the first week of the new year and a busy week it was! Students were excited to get back into the groove of learning after a long break. I saw many labs, projects, and activities throughout the building.

Our English teachers welcomed administrators to their classes for the mid-year reminder of our Student Rights & Responsibilities. One topic of discussion was tardiness; this is a growing issue across the county for most schools. We will bring back tardy sweeps with consequences soon. Parents/families, please help us by reminding your kids of the importance of getting to class on time.  We all, especially our teachers, appreciate your assistance with this matter.

Our For The Culture Club is bringing back International Night on Friday,  February 24th. International Night is a chance for the Woodson community to come together and celebrate its many cultures. At this time students, families, and friends are heavily encouraged to sign up to participate in the show's potluck, fashion show, and performances. Students will be awarded service hours for all levels of participation. The sign up form is due on Monday, January 16th and rehearsals will take place Tuesday, February 14th (optional, but highly recommended), Wednesday, February 22nd, and Thursday, February 23rd (dress rehearsal) approximately 3:00-6:00pm. If you have any questions please email [email protected]. This is a great way to showcase your culture and get to know other members of the Woodson community. I am looking forward to this year’s event being the largest and most comprehensive cultural experience Woodson has had!

Next week, our PTSO meeting will feature a visit from Mrs. McLaughlin, Braddock District School Board Member. A link to the meeting will be sent in the Tuesday PTSO wemail. The meeting is online, Tuesday, January 10th at 6PM.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Dr. Floyd
Principal

Cav Kudos! These students were recognized for helping Woodson build a great school culture one interaction at a time.

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Stuff the Truck Event 
2. Esports State Champions
3. Course Information Fair for 2023-2024
4. Junior Night for the Class of 2024
5. Counselor Courner
6. High School Academy Open Houses
7. 2023 Gap Year Fair for Students and their Families
8. International Night
9. Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs - Parent Presentation
10. Cav Cruise Update
11. College & Career Center News
12. New Year's Resolutions - A message from the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program 

PAST News, but still important 
13. Attendance Procedures
14. TalkingPoints: 2-Way Messaging (Multi-Language Translation) App
15. Order Your Cavalier Yearbook
16. Tutor.com
17. Class of 2023 News
18. Laptop Tech Support Hours 
19. Woodson's PTSO

NEW News 1. Stuff the Truck event on Saturday, January 7th

Woodson Leadership students will be collecting food outside of Giant at Kings Park Shopping Center on Saturday, January 7th from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM for their annual “Stuff the Truck” event. 

All food items will be donated to the Annandale Food site which has been serving the needs of 60-80 families per week for the past 15 years. Thank you in advance for your support.

2. Esports State Champions

Congratulations to Woodson's Rocket League for winning the state championship in Esports! Members of Woodson's Rocket League Team are Greysen Berg, Chance Clayville, Connor Lane, and Andrew Wong. Mr. Shu and Mr. Kuykendall are the coaches.

Rocket League is a fantastical sport-based video game, developed by Psyonix (it’s “soccer with cars”). It features a competitive game mode based on teamwork and outmaneuvering opponents.

Players work with their team to advance the ball down the field, and score goals in their opponents’ net. Rocket League is a technical game which involves both high-level dexterity and fast-paced gameplay. While one of the most welcoming elements of the game is its accessibility and familiarity with traditional sport (soccer), the best players are highly advanced and have fine-tuned their mechanics.

3. Course Information Fair for 2023-2024

Ahead of Academic Advising and the course selection process for 2023-2024, which will begin later this month, we are pleased to announce that we’re holding a Course Information Fair for 9th through 11th grade students during 3rd period on Tuesday, January 10th. During this time students will have the opportunity to visit 4 classes to learn more about course offerings for next year directly from teachers to help students decide which classes they’d like to take next year. We will offer a mix of both core and elective classes for students to visit and learn more.

Details and instructions were shared with students during 1st period Returns on Wednesday, January 4th. Students were given an overview of how the Course Information Fair will work, and they had a chance to view in advance the list of sessions being offered so they can think about which classes they’d like to visit ahead of the fair on the 10th. 

If students have questions about the Course Information Fair, they are welcome to visit or contact their counselor. During the fair on Tuesday, if students have any questions or need any help they can come to Student Services.

Seniors – during the Course Information Fair, seniors will attend a presentation in the Auditorium. Items to be covered include a presentation on drug/alcohol awareness and prevention from our school Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, information from Student Services on the college application process and mid-year transcript submission, as well as mental health resources in the community, and updates on Class of 2023 events including prom, graduation, and Cav Cruise.

4. Junior Night for the Class of 2024

Junior Night for the Class of 2024 will be held on Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30pm in the Woodson Auditorium. This event is for Juniors and their families. No pre-registration required.

Please join us to learn about post-secondary planning and supports for Juniors to include: understanding PSAT scores; college planning and the application process; information on exploring options related to the workforce, military, apprenticeships, and trade schools; and general college and career planning resources.

We’re excited to help Juniors and families learn more about what you need to know for your student’s post-secondary planning and next steps! 

5. Counselor Corner

Student Services provides different levels of support for students and families throughout the school year. We deliver classroom lessons, meet with students individually, and work with parents and teachers collaboratively to further help support our students. With the end of the quarter approaching, our annual academic advising process will soon begin. During this time, students will meet individually with their counselor to select classes for next school year. Dates for when each grade level will begin their advising meetings with their counselor can be found below.

On Tuesday, January 10th, students will participate in our Curriculum Information Fair to learn more about courses being offered at Woodson next year. Additionally, on Monday, January 30th, we will be hosting Curriculum Night where teachers will be available to discuss course options with students and families. This event is for rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade students and their families, and will run from 6-8pm. We understand there are a lot of decisions to make when selecting classes, on our Student Services Padlet we created a section specially for academic advising resources.

Here are some important upcoming dates for Student Services related events: 

  • Tuesday, January 10th: Course Information Fair during 3rd Period (seniors attend a presentation in the Auditorium)
  • Wednesday, January 11th: Junior Parent Night, 6:30pm-8pm in Woodson Auditorium
  • Monday, January 30th: Curriculum Night: 6-8pm (for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and their families)
  • Wednesday and Thursday, February 1st and 2nd: Teacher feedback meetings during all classes (teachers will conference individually with students during each class over these two days to provide feedback on course selections for next year)
  • Friday, February 3rd: Academic Advising for Juniors begins
  • Wednesday, February 8th: Sophomore Night, 6:30pm-8pm in Woodson Auditorium
  • Friday, February 17th: Academic Advising for Sophomores begins
  • Monday, February 27th: Academic Advising for Freshmen begins

The Student Services Padlets are always a great source of information and updates from Student Services! If you need additional resources to help with organization, time management, study skills, etc., you can find them through our Academic Supports Padlet. As always, students are welcome to visit Student Services or email their counselors at any time.

6. High School Academy Open Houses

FCPS high school academies are holding open houses this winter. 

Chantilly Academy: Thursday, January 19th 6:30pm-8pm
Fairfax Academy: Tuesday, February 7th 6:30-7:30pm
Falls Church Academy: Thursday, January 19th 6:30-8:30pm

A high school academy is a center within a high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that can prepare students for postsecondary education and/or career fields. Students enrolling in Academy elective courses will be provided with opportunities to participate in a variety of career experiences including shadowing, mentoring, and/or internships with local businesses.

Learn more and find the calendar of Academy Open Houses

7. 2023 Gap Year Fair for Students and their Families

FCPS School Counseling Services and Go Overseas are co-hosting the annual FCPS Gap Year Fair on Wednesday, February 1st at West Springfield High School from 6:30 to 9:00pm. This event is for high school students and parents who are interested in learning more about the growing array of gap year opportunities.

The evening will begin with a presentation in the auditorium from 6:30 to 7:15pm, by Julia Rogers, Founder of EnRoute Consulting and Gap Year Association Board President. Immediately following, the program fair will be in the cafeteria from 7:15 to 9:00 p.m., with representatives from over 40 programs offering gap year opportunities. Students and their families are invited to meet the representatives and learn about the variety of experiences available.

Students are encouraged to pre-register for this event.

8. International Night

International Night will take place on Friday, February 24th!  This night offers a chance for the Woodson community to come together and celebrate its many cultures. At this time students, families, and friends are heavily encouraged to sign up to participate in the show's potluck, fashion show, and performances.

Students will be awarded service hours for all levels of participation. The sign up form is due on Monday, January 16th and rehearsals will take place Tuesday, February 14th (optional, but highly recommended), Wednesday, February 22nd, and Thursday, February 23rd (dress rehearsal) approximately 3:00-6:00 pm. 

If you have any questions please email [email protected] 

9. Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs - Parent Presentation

On Tuesday, January 17th from 6-8pm in Cavalier Hall, FCPS's Student Safety & Wellness Office is presenting an ADULTS ONLY program, "Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol  Drugs."

What knowledge and information do you have to engage in meaningful conversation with your children about drugs? In this presentation you will understand basic information about alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioids; learn what you can do as a caregiver; and, identify & connect with community resources.

If you are unable to attend this in-person event, a similar virtual presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 15th. Additional information on how to access the virtual presentation will be shared closer to the event.

For additional information, please contact the Student Safety and Wellness Office at 571-423-4270.

10. Cav Cruise Update

The Woodson Cavalier Cruise Committee (Al Night Grad Parrty) cordially invites you to celebrate the graduating class of 2023 by taking part in a fundraiser like no other!

Join us for a fabulous evening of fundraising… Any night you choose. In the comfort of your home. Relaxing in your favorite chair. Wearing your comfiest clothes.

All you need is your checkbook!

What you DON’T have to do: sell anything, buy anything, eat anything, bake anything or talk to anyone

What you DO have to do: sit back, relax, binge-watch Netflix and write a 100% tax deductible check to the Woodson Cav Cruise. Oh, and hope you are the winner of wonderful Great American Restaurant gift cards!

The Cav Cruise is an FCPS sanctioned alcohol and drug free ALL-NIGHT GRAD PARTY for the Woodson class of 2023 graduates.  The party is held the night of graduation, June 6th, from 11:00pm – 5:00am on June 7th at The St. James in Springfield where the kids enjoy a night of fun, food, games and prizes galore! 

For more information about this amazing event and to purchase tickets, click HERE

11. College & Career Center News

Please see College & Career Events listed below. The Woodson College & Career Padlets (Bulletin Boards) can be accessed HERE. 

  • NOVA Application Session with FAFSA Support for the Class of 2023 on Tuesday, 10 January, 2023, 10:15 – 11:15 am in the Career Center. Please go to Naviance to register or email [email protected].
  • Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department Visit has been rescheduled! Please join us on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 10:15 - 11:15 am, in CAV Hall to learn about the Career Opportunities within the Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department. STUDENTS: Please complete this Google Form with your fcpsschools.net to register. All Grade Levels are welcome!  
  • Scholarship Workshop for the Class of 2023 in the Career Center on Wednesday, January 18th, 2023, 3 – 3:30 pm: How to find scholarships in Naviance and navigate the scholarship application process. Please register HERE.
  • Are you interested in the rapidly growing fields of IT and Engineering Technology? Please join us for the NOVA IET Visit on Monday, 23 Jan 2023, 10:15 - 11:15 am in CAV Hall. The programs found within NOVA IET are aligned to the needs of industry, infused with opportunities to earn industry-recognized credentials, and targeted at high growth areas that show significant job demand within the Northern Virginia Region. Please complete this Google Form to register. Open to ALL Grade Levels! 
  • The FCPS Gap Year Fair will be held on Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023, 6:30 - 9 pm at West Springfield High School. Register HERE. Open to ALL Grade Levels! 
  • FCPS ACE/Career & Technical Education Info Session on 6 Feb 2023, 10:15 -11:15 am in the Career Center. Please join us to learn about training and credentials that lead to high-skill, high-wage careers in Business and IT/Health and Medical/Skilled Trades & Apprenticeships. Open to ALL Grade Levels! Please complete this Google Form to register.
  • Sophomore Night for the Class of 2025 on February 8, 2023, 6:30 - 8 pm in the Woodson Auditorium. Please join us to learn about College & Career Planning and Next Steps for Rising Juniors. We will have a College Director of Admissions speak about how “College is a Match to be made and not a Prize to be won”. This event is for Sophomores & their Families. No registration required.
  • US Service Academy & ROTC Program Night on 7 Feb 2023, 7 pm at Oakton HS. Presentation will include a panel of experts from all military service academies and each branch of ROTC as well as a representative from a Congressional Office. Students have the opportunity to meet individually with the representatives, ask questions and pick up materials. Open to ALL Grade Levels!

Please click HERE to access live Calendar.

12. New Year’s Resolutions - A message from FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program

In December, many people will head to their local Target or Michaels to find a new planner. The crisp, fresh feeling of new paper to write new and improved goals gets some of us excited. When thinking of your goals consider making them SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time bound), this method breaks your goals down into specific objectives and makes it easier for you to track your progress. What goals would you like to share with your child, to show them examples of healthy adult introspection? Introspection, looking within, is necessary to learn how to manage stress in a healthy manner. What regular coping skills can be implemented into your daily/ weekly routine? Some goals may be physical, spiritual, financial, or emotional. Would it be easier to have serious conversations over a family dinner? Or maybe regular family dinners, spark joy and connection that’s often missing. 

Research has shown that family therapy is the best treatment option for young people who misuse drugs and alcohol (SAMHSA). Many people use drugs to manage life’s hardships when they feel disconnected from themselves or others. The opposite of addiction is connection, and young people benefit from connection with their families. Families who have a common mission based on autonomy and openness instead of secrecy and silence thrive. Families teach young people how to manage stress when they communicate honestly and openly with one another. Learning how to manage stress early in life could be a major factor in whether a young person decides to use drugs. 

For general questions about the FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program, please contact the Office of Student Safety & Wellness at: (571) 423-4270.

Sources & Resources

Why Small Conversations Make a Big Difference

SMART Goals Quick Overview

Knowing the Signs: Substance Abuse & Today’s Youth

For further Information & support: De’Ja Ruffin (McNeil), Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, [email protected]

PAST News, but still important 13. Attendance Procedures

Please review Woodson's attendance procedures to ensure accurate reporting for your student.  

If your student will be absent from school, a parent/guardian must notify the attendance office. Below is a quick guide for reporting all-day absences, late arrivals, and early check-outs from school.

14. TalkingPoints: 2-Way Messaging (Multi-Language Translation) App

FCPS has recently adopted TalkingPoints, a two-way messaging app that allows parents and caregivers to communicate with teachers and schools. Look for messages from your child’s school on how they are implementing the app.

The app translates messages, so teachers can input messages in English and parents can respond in their preferred language. TalkingPoints supports 125 languages, making it easier and faster for our FCPS families to connect with their schools.

If you need to update your preferred correspondence language, contact the Woodson's registrar Casey Delaney at [email protected]

For more information, visit the FCPS TalkingPoints webpage.

15. Order Your Cavalier Yearbook

Purchasing a Yearbook:

Don't miss out - reserve your student's copy of the yearbook today! We print a limited quantity of yearbooks every year and we WILL sell out. Preordering is the only way to guarantee a copy of the yearbook. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and type in Woodson's  code - 5278.

Parents of Seniors: 

Baby Ads: Celebrate your senior with a baby ad in the yearbook! Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and type in Woodson’s code – 5278. Select the option to “Start your Ad” and create your own ad celebrating your 2023 grad. 

Thank you for your support of the Woodson Yearbook! For any questions, please email Staci Vega at [email protected].

16. Tutor.com

Did you know? Students who’ve used Tutor.com have provided positive feedback. Unless they’ve been opted out, students can access Tutor.com through Schoology. Every session is personalized to meet the needs of the student from remedial to advanced levels. Sessions focus on conceptual learning and critical thinking—not quick answers.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology. Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is on the following webpage: Middle & High - How It Works.

17. Class of 2023 News

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2023? Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know.

18. Laptop Tech Support Hours

If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Our walk-in hours in Room A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

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

Thank you, Woodson HS Tech Support Team

19. Woodson's PTSO

Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Whether you are a new or returning WTW parent, please get involved in any way that works for you. 

2022-23 PTSO Board -

Miklos Kiss - President 
Lena McGinn - VP Membership
Diane Raffaele - Secretary 
Kyle Durbin - Treasurer
Jill Battaglia - Communications

PTSO website https://wtwoodsonptso.ptboard.com/annlist

We look forward to a great school year! 

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

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

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

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

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

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

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

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

9525 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22031 | Main Office: 703.503.4600
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WTW PTSO WeMail for January 3

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

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

THIS WEEK

Tuesday, January 3 - Thursday, 5 - FCPS Covid testing; 5 to 8 p.m. - Details under FCPS News & Events

Wednesday, January 4 - Course Information Fair Preview during 3rd Period

Friday, January 6 - Religious and Cultural Observance; Three Kings Day/Epiphany

 

NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, January 10 - Course Information Fair - Details under Woodson News & Events 

Tuesday, January 10 - PTSO Meeting - Details under PTSO News 

Wednesday, January 11 - Junior Night, 6:30 p.m.; Woodson Auditorium

 

LOOKING AHEAD to 2023

Monday, January 16 - School Holiday; Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday

Tuesday, January 17 - Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs, 6-8pm in Cavalier Hall

Thursday, January 19 - Religious and Cultural Observance; Orthodox Epiphany

Monday, January 30 - Curriculum Night, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

PTSO NEWS   PTSO Meeting Next Tuesday

The first PTSO meeting of the new year is next Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Megan McLaughlin, our Braddock District representative to the School Board, is scheduled to speak at the meeting,

Staff Winterfest a Success!

Thank you to Kristi Irvin for organizing the Woodson Winterfest luncheon prior to break. Many thanks to the many volunteers who assisted her and donated all of the wonderful food as well.

The event was a smashing success! The staff enjoyed a fabulous lunch in Cav Hall, which was transformed into a warm and inviting holiday fest.

Cav Cruise Tickets On Sale Now!

What is Cav Cruise?  It's the fancy Woodson name for our All Night Grad Party! The class of 2023 will be celebrating in style at The St. James in Springfield, 11 pm June 6 - 5 am June 7

What will you be able to do there? Football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, yard games, obstacle course, swimming, climbing structures, trampolines, ropes course, nerf battle zone, caricature artists, photo booth and, of course, the famous Casino!  Fabulous food and drinks are also included!

Tickets are $80 through February 28, price goes up to $100 March 1-May 31.  The ticket price includes entry to The St. James, $25,000 in Cav Cash to be used at the Casino and 3 raffle tickets for fabulous prizes!  Click HERE to purchase tickets!

WOODSON NEWS & EVENTS Woodson Student Services Course Information Fair for 2023-2024

Ahead of the 2023-2024 course selection process at the end of January, there will be a Course Information Fair for students during 3rd period on Tuesday, January 10th. During this time students will have the opportunity to visit 4 classes to learn more about course offerings for next year directly from teachers. A mix of both core and elective classes will be offered for students to visit and learn more about.

Further details and instructions will be shared with students during 1st period Returns on Wednesday, January 4th. Students will be given an overview of how the Course Information Fair will work, and they’ll have a chance to view in advance the list of sessions being offered.

Here are some important upcoming dates for Student Services related events: 

  • Tuesday, January 10th: Course Information Fair during 3rd Period
  • Wednesday, January 11th: Junior Parent Night, 6:30pm-8pm in Woodson Auditorium
  • Thursday, January 19th: Chantilly Academy Open House: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
  • Thursday, January 19thFalls Church Academy Open House: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Monday, January 30th: Curriculum Night: 6-8pm
  • Tuesday, February 7th: Fairfax Academy Open House: 6:30-7:30pm

The Student Services Padlets are always a great source of information and updates from Student Services!

If you need additional resources to help with organization, time management, study skills, etc., you can find them through our Academic Supports Padlet

Students are always welcome to visit Student Services or email their counselors at any time.

Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol & Drugs - Parent Presentation

On Tuesday, January 17th from 6-8pm in Cavalier Hall, FCPS's Student Safety & Wellness Office is presenting an ADULTS ONLY program, "Preparing Families for Difficult Conversations about Alcohol  Drugs."

What knowledge and information do you have to engage in meaningful conversation with your children about drugs? In this presentation you will understand basic information about alcohol, nicotine, cannabis, and opioids; learn what you can do as a caregiver; and, identify & connect with community resources.

If you are unable to attend this in-person event, a similar virtual presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 15th. Additional information on how to access the virtual presentation will be shared closer to the event.

For additional information, please contact the Student Safety and Wellness Office at 571-423-4270.

CAVS SPORTS

Ice Hockey

A lot has happened since the last WeMail.  First, the varsity team picked up its first win on December 16th, taking down a very good Woodbridge team 5 to 4!  Also on December 16th, the JV team battled Bishop Ireton’s JV team.  Additionally over the holidays, several members of the team played with the Navy Youth Hockey program in the Crabtown Showdown Tournament held in Laurel and Bowie, Maryland.  Finally, the club hosted its annual Alumni game, which this year was especially special since we were celebrating 20 years of hockey at Woodson High School!  Alumni from the early 2000s all the way through last year’s class joined in the fun to battle this year’s players.  The game was exciting, with both teams playing well and ended in a 4 to 4 tie!  See picture below.

For this week, JV plays on Thursday night (1/5/2023) against Bishop Ireton.  Puck drop is at 5 pm at the Tucker Road Ice Rink and Community Center.

On Friday night, 1/6/2023, varsity takes on Hayfield / South County at the St. James.  Puck drop is at 9:50 pm.

Come out and watch the teams!  Admission, as always, is free!

Follow the team on Facebook - Woodson Ice Hockey Club

Cavalier Sports This Week

Tuesday, January 3rd

Boys Basketball vs. South County 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Home)

Girls Basketball @ South County 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Away) 

Wednesday, January 4th

Wrestling @ Fairfax Duals 6:00pm (Away)

Gymnastics @ WL vs. Robo/SOCO, Madison, W & L 6:00pm(Away)

Thursday, January 5th

Boys Basketball @ West Springfield 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Away)

Girls Basketball vs. West Springfield 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Home) 

Friday, January 6th

No Activities

Saturday, January 7th 

Wrestling @ Poolesville Duals 6:00pm (Away)

Woodson Booster Spirit Wear Store

Visit our Woodson Athletic Boosters spiritwear store! 

New Items!!

¾ sleeve baseball shirt

Comfort Colors crewneck

Cavaliers t-shirts in mens/womens sizes

CAVS white out shirt

We also have our classic spirit wear including hoodies, flannels, sweatpants, hats, and t-shirts!

Click here to shop now!

FUNDRAISERS Wooodson Dance Team Fundraiser TONIGHT Order Your 2022-23 Woodson Yearbook

Don't miss out - reserve your student's copy of the yearbook today! A limited quantity of yearbooks is printed every year and they WILL sell out. Preordering is the only way to guarantee getting a copy. 

Click here to order and type in Woodson's  code - 5278

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

Tests are administered either in-person or online and can be scheduled Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 9pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

Sign up here to take a mock SAT, ACT, or PSAT with C2 Education - available online or in-person!!  (Requires an existing or new Woodson PTSO login)  Cost is $20 to register for your mock test, all proceeds will benefit Woodson C2 Education Fairfax will contact you to schedule your test and results assessment.

Woodson Logo Boys Lacrosse Fundraiser

Woodson Boys Lacrosse is painting Woodson’s famous W and sabers logo as a fundraiser. By getting your own customized “W”, you can support the team and show your school spirit at the same time!

Click this link for more information.

Woodson Garden Flags

Garden Flag Dimensions - 12"x17"

Available options —

Non-Personalized $15 OR Personalized $20 

Personalization - Add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year! (For example: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2023; Woodson Class of 2023)

Click here to purchase your flag! 

For more information, contact Melissa Fabrizio at [email protected].

Senior Yard Signs

Show your Senior pride by displaying a Class of 2023 Yard Sign! Cost is $25.00 each. All proceeds support the Class of 2023, including the Cav Cruise (all night graduation party).

Click here to purchase online!

Questions? Contact Cheri Brown [email protected]

Senior Class of 2023 Legacy Bricks

Buy a Brick and create a Lasting Legacy for your Woodson Student!

The brick courtyard in front of the school between the main entrance and the auditorium still has plenty of room for bricks for you to honor your special student or alumni.  Individual bricks cost: $100.  They make great graduation presents for Seniors, or as a legacy for all the members of your family! 

To purchase, visit the Woodson PTSO PTBOARD website HERE. If you prefer, you can mail the brick order form (LINK HERE) to the school with a check. 

All orders are due no later than April 17, 2023.  Plan accordingly! 

If you have questions, or for more info contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

STUDENT DRIVER MAGNETS

Magnets are $8.00 each or 3 for $20.00. You can order online HERE.  Magnets are delivered to your door contact free! 

If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at [email protected]

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

The College & Career Center is open from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm in E 109. Students are welcome to come by before or after school, during Returns/Lunch, or send an email to schedule an appointment at [email protected]. Christine Lieb-Mosley, College and Career Specialist, 703-503-4661

Click here for all College & Career Center news and upcoming events

Free SAT Math Prep Sessions

Woodson dad, Rick Neifield, is offering free SAT math prep sessions to Woodson students via Zoom. 

Sign up here. Direct inquiries and questions to Rick at [email protected]

Woodson Math Center

Student math tutors are available during 5th period return, 5th period lunches and after school Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00-3:45pm.

All sessions take place in B208. Look for the Math Center Flag. Tutors are excited to help students!

Free, On-Demand, Online Tutoring

Unless they’ve been opted out, students can access Tutor.com through Schoology. Every session is personalized to meet students’ needs from remedial to advanced levels. Sessions focus on conceptual learning and critical thinking—not quick answers.

Learn more on FCPS’ Tutor.com webpage.

In-person Tutoring Options

The tutor list contains the names of current FCPS employees who hold a valid and current teaching license in Virginia. These employees have contacted the Parent Resource Center to offer their services. The tutor list is updated monthly during the school year.

For a list of tutors, please email The Parent Resource Center [email protected]

FCPS NEWS & EVENTS

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

COVID Diagnostic Testing in January

COVID diagnostic testing will be available for FCPS students, teachers, and staff at five locations across the county January 3-5 from 5 to 8 p.m. This testing is for those who are either experiencing COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID. Appointments are not required, but registration must be completed before testing. Visit the COVID Testing webpage for more information.

FCPS COVID Protocol 

FCPS will continue to follow the guidance of national, state, and local health experts when determining the layered prevention strategies that are needed to keep our schools safe and open for learning. It is important that we all work together towards this goal.

Detailed information can be found in the Health and Safety Guidance Document.

FCPS Quick Links

FCPS 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Dr. Reid's Weekly Reflections 

FCPS Features 

FCPS Parent Center 

Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information

REPEAT INFORMATION FOR REFERENCE WeMail

This communication is emailed out every Tuesday of the school year and also posted on the PTSO Facebook page and webpage. 

Have something to share? If you have information you’d like to be considered for inclusion in WeMail, contact Jill Battaglia (PTSO Communications) at [email protected]

Sports and Activities Resources

Activity Registration - wtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

FCPS Student Athletics - www.fcps.edu/activities/student-athletics

Woodson Clubs & Organizations

Click here for a complete list and details of Woodson's clubs & organizations 

Contact the sponsor listed for more information.

Attendance

Attendance is critical to student success in the classroom.

If your student will be absent from school, a parent/guardian must notify the attendance office. Below is a quick guide for reporting all-day absences, late arrivals, and early check-outs from school.

FCPS Inclement Weather Procedures

The first five inclement weather days will be traditional “snow days” with no school activities. After those five days, FCPS will use the flexibility provided by the Virginia General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, whenever possible, to maintain the continuity of learning. Virtual learning on these days will be synchronous/live instruction, following the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule (includes a two-hour delay).

Laptop Tech Support Hours

If students need FCPS laptop technical support at Woodson HS, please submit a ticket using the FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Our walk-in hours in Room A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

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

Late Buses Available Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Late buses are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays through spring. Students may stay after school to participate in clubs/activities and/or receive academic intervention with teachers.

Tuesday and Wednesday late buses start loading around 4:45pm and depart from Woodson at approximately 5:15pm. Students who access the smaller bus runs need to sign up for a bus in Room F122 before lunch each late bus day. 

Please note, students may NOT go across the street to the shopping center after school and then return for the late bus.

Student Parking Passes 

There are 2 steps to purchase a student parking pass: 1) Complete the Parking Permit Application  2) Pay on MySchoolBucks. Navigate to the School Store, select the option for a parking permit, and check out.  Bring your printed receipt with you when picking up your permit. Click here for the Woodson Student Parking website

Rainbow Fentanyl Warning

The DEA has issued a public warning educating the community about rainbow fentanyl. These particular pills are targeted to youth and young adults with its colorful candy-like appearance making them look harmless. Rainbow Fentanyl resembles playground chalk before it is pressed into pills.

The trend is to crush the pills, smoke it off of a piece of aluminum foil, with the theory that it is “safer” than snorting. When burned, it often gives off a distinct odor of burned rubber. While we have not seen Rainbow Fentanyl yet, Perc 30’s or Blues are popular among adolescents and young adults in Fairfax County and the surrounding areas. Fentanyl is also found in counterfeit prescription pills, cocaine, Xanax, and other licit and illicit drugs.

The Medical Examiner from the Virginia Department of Health recently released its 1st quarter data for 2022 stating 483 people have died from fatal fentanyl overdoses in the state. For Fairfax County data and additional information on youth substance use, please see the Fairfax County Youth Substance Trends webinar.

Please see Woodson admin or counselors for any assistance you may need!  We are here for our community and want to keep everyone SAFE!

Staying Home When Sick

FCPS continues to require families to review the Daily Health Screening before sending students to school. The 5 Day Isolation Period will also continue for COVID positive students and staff.

Quick Links to Additional Resources  2022-23 PTSO Officers 

Miklos Kiss - President 

Lena McGinn - VP Membership

Diane Raffaele - Secretary 

Kyle Durbin - Treasurer

Jill Battaglia - Communications

Sara Mastro - Grants Coordinator

Ways To Get involved 

Join our PTSO 

Make a donation to PTSO   

Some of the many ways PTSO memberships and donations enrich the lives of our school community:

  • Teacher support and supplies
  • Fall & Spring Grants 
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation luncheons & events
  • Special school events 
  • And so much more!

Attend monthly PTSO meetings on Google Meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month

Ask a local business to become a Business or Community Sponsor

Go shopping! Amazon, Office Depot, groceries, etc. Link your accounts and a portion of your sales will go to our school! Amazon Smile  

Volunteer opportunities email [email protected] 

For more information visit the Woodson PTSO Website 

Find Woodson PTSO on Facebook 

W. T. Woodson PTSO

Woodson Athletics Week of Jan 2nd

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This Weeks Schedule Monday, January 2nd

No Activities

Tuesday, January 3rd

Boys Basketball vs. South County 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Home)

Girls Basketball @ South County 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Away) 

Wednesday, January 4th

Wrestling @ Fairfax Duals 6:00pm (Away)

Gymnastics @ WL vs. Robo/SOCO, Madison, W & L 6:00pm(Away)

Thursday, January 5th

Boys Basketball @ West Springfield 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Away)

Girls Basketball vs. West Springfield 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Home) 

Friday, January 6th

No Activities

Saturday, January 7th 

Wrestling @ Poolesville Duals 6:00pm (Away)

  Other Important Links

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

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

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

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

 

  #CAVSTRONG #oneWoodson

 

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Woodson Athletics Week of Dec 26th

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This Weeks Schedule Monday, December 26th

No Activities

Tuesday, December 27th

Varsity Boys Basketball @ William Allen Holiday Tournament (Bethlehem, PA) 

Wednesday, December 28th

Varsity Boys Basketball @ William Allen Holiday Tournament (Bethlehem, PA) 

Varsity Girls  Basketball @ Colgan Invitational vs. Gainesville 1:30pm (Away)

Track @ PG Sports Plex 9:00am (away)

Thursday, December 29th

Varsity Girls  Basketball @ Colgan Invitational vs. TBD(Away)

Friday, December 30th

Varsity Girls  Basketball @ Colgan Invitational vs. TBD (Away)

Saturday, December 31st 

No Activities

  Other Important Links

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

Woodson Athletics - www.wtwoodsonsports.com

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

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

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

 

  #CAVSTRONG #oneWoodson

 

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