Woodson Athletics Week of March 4th

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Cavalier Athletics For more information on teams and coaches, please visit our Woodson Athletics website at

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Congratulations to Justin Anderson who won the 6A VHSL State Championship in the Boys 500 meter run!!!

 

WAY TO GO JUSTIN!!!

 

Congratulations to Rifle team on their District and Region Championships this season!! The Team was Undefeated during the regular season!!

Athletic Booster Pass Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

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FCPS Student Athleticswww.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

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Woodson Weekly - March 1

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Woodson Weekly - March 1

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.

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Weekly Wrap-up Audio  PTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage

Congratulations to the Woodson Science Olympiad Team Europa for placing  1st out of 31 teams at their Regional Tournament on Saturday Feb 24th. We are also very proud of Team Lo for placing 5th and Team Callisto for placing 9th! In total, the team members earned 32 individual medals, and as a whole earned one really big trophy for their coach!
Next stop States on April 6th at UVA!

Important Upcoming Dates

Sunday, March 3rd - FCPS Family Engagement Survey Distributed

Tuesday, March 5th - Student Holiday/School Planning Day

Saturday, March 9th, 5:30pm-8:30pm - FanQuest

Thursday, March 7th - Leadership Mulch Sale Deadline

Sunday, March 10th - Daylight Savings (Spring Forward)

Monday, March 11th - First Full Day of Ramadan

Monday, March 18th, 6:30pm-8pm - Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs, at Lake Braddock Secondary School

Wednesday, March 20th, 6pm-8pm - Virtual Military Night

Friday, March 22nd - End of 3rd Quarter

Monday, March 25th - Friday, March 29th - Spring Break

Monday, April 1st - Tuesday, April 2nd - Teacher Workdays, No School for Students

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

FCPS 2024-25 School Year Calendar

In this Issue

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. Calendar Reminder: March 5
3. FanQuest and Spirit Week
4. Mulch Sale
5. PurpleUp! on April 17th to Support Military Families
6. FCPS Family Engagement Survey
7. National Women’s History Month
8. Student Parking Passes Sold Out for SY2024
9. Senior Class News
10. Counselor Corner. 
11. College and Career Center
12. FCPS News

 

Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here. 1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

Issue identification, committee meetings, bill development, debate, final voting, and students in business attire. We had it all this week as our social studies department hosted our Model Congress, which is a simulation of the process the House of Representatives goes through to create and pass a bill. I want to thank our social studies teachers Mr. Rosebrock, Mr. Mesa, Mr. Hettler, Ms. Pollack, Mr. Wright, Mr. Hedrick, Mr. MacNabb, Mr. Glander, and Ms. Thornton for providing such an engaging and enriching activity for our students.

Today, during our Student Rights and Responsibilities mid year refresher, we reminded students of their responsibility to arrive at class on time. We are fortunate at Woodson that the vast majority of our students are in attendance and punctual. Please check your students' attendance in ParentVUE and speak with your student if they have numerous tardies and/or absences. We want to finish this school year strong!

As winter sports wind down, I want to share our continued success and congratulate the following groups:

  • The Science Olympiad team took first place in their region and will be heading to UVA in April for the State competition! 
  • The Rifle team won their regional title! We also celebrated the team’s seniors last night and wished them well on their next step.
  • The Deaf Academic Bowl team was the regional runner-up in their competition in Atlanta GA this past weekend and will be moving on to Nationals in April!  
  • Girls Basketball competed in the state tournament for the first time since 2008! We are so proud of our Lady CAVS!
  • Track and Field finished their state competition strong with a handful of top 3 finishes and school record breaking!   
  • Our Theater team will be in Charlottesville this Saturday (V. Earl Dickinson Building) for the State Theater Festival, where their performance of The Elephant Man will be competing for a state title!

To get pumped up for our FanQuest on Saturday, March 9th, we will have a spirit week all next week. To start it off, we will be wearing shirts that spread positivity and inclusion on Monday. Please check out the rest of the spirit days below and come out for the tailgate at 5:30 pm on the 9th, and the main event at 7:00 pm.

Don’t forget, we will have a student holiday on Tuesday, March 5th, due to the election. 

Have a great weekend!


Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

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2. Calendar Reminder: March 5

The Fairfax Board of Elections requested that schools be closed on Tuesday, March 5, to accommodate the safe and efficient administration of the 2024 presidential primary election.

March 5 will be a holiday for students and a virtual School Planning Day for teachers. 

3. FanQuest and Spirit Week

In March people throughout the United States will celebrate Disability Awareness Month. Woodson will kickoff this celebration by having a Spirit Week, followed by FanQuest on Saturday, March 9th. Tshirts will be sold all week during lunches for $15. 

Monday - Wear a shirt that spreads a positive message and inclusion.
Tuesday - No School, rock your socks day!
Wednesday - Punk vs. Prep attire, grab a FanQuest bracelet during lunches
Thursday - Wear swag from your favorite musician or band, grab temporary tattoos during lunches.
Friday - Wear your FanQuest tshirt or wear gray, grab candy during lunches.


Saturday
- Join us on Saturday, March 9th for FanQuest, our Special Olympics Unified Basketball Tournament at Woodson High School. The event is FREE! But, bring cash for concessions (including Jake’s Ice Cream) and t-shirts.

5:30 pm—Doors open for a Tailgate

6:45 pm – Pregame Activities

7:00 pm—Opening Ceremony and Tipoff

4. Mulch Sale

The Leadership Classes are once again offering high quality shredded hardwood mulch for purchase. Orders for 3-cubic foot bags of mulch must be received by Thursday, March 7. Pick-up at Woodson or delivery to your home will be on Sunday, March 17th beggining at 8:30am. When placing an order for 10 or more bags, delivery is an option. The proceeds benefit the Woodson High School Leadership and Sports Leadership Classes and support their activities.

For more details or for an order form, please check out our web link. This year you can also order and pay on-line at MySchoolBucks.  Browse all items and select the Mulch Sale Fundraiser. 

Need more info?  Send an email to [email protected]

As part of the AP African American Studies class examination of the evolution of African American music, Mr. Brock led students in a house dance lesson, guiding them through movements of the social street dance style born in underground clubs of Chicago and New York in the 1970s and 1980s. House dance blends different ethnic, cultural and musical styles, especially the influence of Afro, Latin, and jazz roots, using footwork and improvisation to create an expression of groove and community.

5. Purple Up! on April 17th to Support Military Families

Join our community and turn FCPS purple on Purple Up! Day, Wednesday, April 17th. Wear purple in recognition of FCPS’ 14,000 enrolled military-connected students. 

Purple Up! T-shirts are available for purchase through Friday, March 8th.

6. FCPS Family Engagement Survey

Parents/caregivers will receive the FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey Sunday, March 3, from independent research firm K12 Insight. Please participate — your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve practices to best support our students.Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and our school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, better social skills and behavior, and an increased likelihood of graduating high school. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available in 10 languages. Please visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage for more information. Your voice matters!

7. National Women’s History Month

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Read more about Women’s History Month in National Geographic Kids.

Check out the Woodson Library book display for National Women's History Month!

8. Student Parking Passes Sold Out for SY2024

Please note that student parking passes have sold out for the remainder of this school year.

Passes for SY2024-2025 will be available in late August.

Woodson Varsity Girls Basketball gets cheered on by students, staff, and the Cavalier as they load the bus to VHSL States on Tuesday. 

9. Senior Class News

There's a lot of new information on the Senior Class webpage - Final exam schedule, graduation rehearsal, senior awards ceremony, prom, and more!

Parents - Please know that there are no sanctioned "Senior Skip Days". Administration has been made aware of seniors planning to skip school on Monday, March 4th. This absence will be marked as Unexcused. 

10. Counselor Corner

Counselors completed academic advising meetings with Freshmen yesterday on Leap day…we needed the extra day! Each counselor will be calling in students who have not yet had a meeting to select classes for next year, so please remind students to look out for passes from their counselor. After every student has been seen, counselors will review course request change requests and update SIS accordingly. Our counselors have seen 1,890 students in 5 weeks for Academic Advising! Thank you for understanding that we have been meeting with students and have not had regular access to email. We will respond, though it may be delayed.

The Academic Advising padlet has helpful info regarding grad requirements, course sequencing, Academy options, Summer Learning, Dual Enrollment and more. Families have until March 14th to request course changes for next year’s classes. Afterward, decisions to close or cancel classes based on enrollment requests will begin. Students requesting summer classes may click here to register. Students requesting Dual Enrollment classes must apply to NOVA and enroll in the DE portal by March 22nd. This is a firm NOVA deadline. The deadline to enroll in an FCPS Academy class is March 6, next Wednesday. Please email your counselor if interested in an Academy class.

Tuesday, March 5th, is a great time for students to take a career assessment in Naviance, or peruse their grade level padlet on the Woodson Student Services main padlet. Students could log into their College Board account to view their PSAT results and work on skills review. The testing padlet has great resources as well. 

Reminder for Juniors to mark their calendar for April 3rd, Junior Focus Day! They will choose 3 sessions to assist them to reach their post-secondary goals. More information will be shared with Juniors and their families soon.

Attention parents…we would love to see you in May! Please complete this google form if you are available to volunteer to help proctor AP exam(s). We are grateful for the help, as we have hundreds of students testing from May 6-17th, and cannot do it without you!

Cav Kudos is back! Faculty and Staff nominate students that have been seen doing an act of kindness, which is reflective of our school’s mission of creating a healthy environment of mutual respect, responsibility, equity, and inclusion.

11. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links and more detailed info are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. College & Career Center Newsletters are posted HERE. Questions? Please email [email protected].

March 2  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ Chantilly HS

March 9  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ West Springfield HS

March 13  |  Sophomore Info Night

March 15  |  ASVAB Test @ Robinson High School – CANCELED will be rescheduled.

March 20  |  FCPS Virtual Military Night

April 3  |  Junior Focus Day

April 10  |  Northern Virginia Regional College Fair @ GMU

 

All students are invited to attend the 2024 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series and Career Building Workshops sponsored by Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity with FCPS kicking off Saturday, March 2nd from 11am to 1pm at Chantilly High School and on Saturday, March 9th at West Springfield High School from 11am to 1pm. Registration is free here and at the fairs. For more information, or to register, please visit the Teen Job Fair webpage.

Woodson's Deaf Academic Team places 2nd at Regionals and earns a spot at Nationals in April!

12. FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Where FCPS Funding Comes From
  • Community Conversation on Fentanyl and Other Drugs
  • FCPS Family Engagement Survey Opens 

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.  

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Woodson Athletics Week of Feb 26th

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Congratulations to the Girls Indoor Track for finishing  Region Runner-ups !!

The Indoor Track Boys and Girls team will compete at teh VHSL 6A State Meet Feb 26-27th in VA Beach

Congratulations to the Girls Basketball Team who finished Region Runner-up this past Saturday Night!!

The team will travel to Manchester HS Tuesday Feb 27th @ 7pm to compete in the VHSL State Quarterfinals!!

Buy your tickets for Tuesday at this link

Congratulations to the One-Act Team for the prodcution of "The Elephant Man" which took home the Region Championship

The team will travel to Charlottesville this Saturday March 2nd to compete in the State Finals!!

Athletic Booster Pass
Student Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.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

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Woodson Weekly - February 23

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Woodson Weekly - February 23rd

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.

Weekly Wrap-up Audio  PTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage Important Upcoming Dates

Tonight, Friday, February 23rd 6:30pm-9:30pm - International Night

Tuesday, March 5th - No School for Students, Virtual School Planning Day

Saturday, March 9th - FanQuest

Thursday, March 7th - Leadership Mulch Sale Deadline

Friday, March 22nd - End of 3rd Quarter

Monday, March 25th - Friday, March 29th - Spring Break

 

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

FCPS 2024-25 School Year Calendar

In this Issue

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. International Night Tonight
3. Mulch Sale
4. Calendar Reminder: March 5
5. Black History Month
6. Woodson Drama - "The Last Firefly"
7. Fairfax County Teen Job Fair
8. College and Career Center
9. FCPS News

 

Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here. 1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

Tonight is the night to celebrate diversity and cultural richness at Woodson High School! Join us as we embark on a journey around the world through tantalizing cuisines and captivating performances at our annual International Night. Let's come together to embrace the beauty of our global community starting  with our potluck at 4:45 pm, and the show at 6:30 pm . Huge shout out to Annie Hadfield and Lee Hedrick for their support of our students in our For the Culture Club!

This week, our staff gathered for our annual Black History Month luncheon to reflect on the profound impact of Black history, connect with each other, and to build community. This luncheon has been a favorite event at Woodson for the past 19 years. We are so grateful to Darlene Sheppard for her tireless efforts to organize the luncheon as well as Kenika Coles Wawryzniak, Eugene Cox, Eric Pilson, Rick Mey, Maria Lopez, and Jeff Tiller for their contributions to this amazing Woodson tradition!

Our student athletes continue to excel at the regional and state level!  Let's give a thunderous round of applause to the following student athletes:

  • Swim & Dive: Nathaniel Grannis (State Champion, Dive), Taityn Speier (5th place, Dive), Relay-  Riley Peters, Emma Casas, Soleil Clifford and Lyla Devlin (3rd, Swim),  Brady Bauernshub (3rd, Swim), Girls Swim Team (State Runner-Up)
  • Wrestling: Rafael Pena (4th, 215 Weight Class)
  • Indoor Track, Top 5 finishes from: Ashley Lofton, Kendall Anderson, Hadley Vanek, Celia Dawson, Keira Arenholz, Anna Strafford, Penelope Elliott, Colleen Gilbert, Taityn Speier, Justin Anderson, Zain Elcock, and Barret Pullen

Girls basketball continues to pursue a regional title at Robinson Secondary School at 5:30 pm tonight, where they will compete against West Potomac. With a win tonight, they will compete in the regional finals game on Saturday.

One correction to last week’s weekly, our one act actors will be performing The Elephant Man in their state competition on March 2nd, in Charlottesville, VA.

I would like you to be aware that this week, we have strategically shut down different bathrooms due to several instances of property destruction that have needed repairs. While this is a necessary measure, we also hope it is a temporary one.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

Audio Version of the Woodson Weekly

Leadership students pass out goodie bags to Woodson bus drivers on School Bus Appreciation Day.

2. International Night Tonight!

Experience a night of cultural diversity as students showcase their heritage through a captivating potluck, fashion show, and various performances, TONIGHT! There is a pre-show potluck starting at 4:45 PM in Woodson Cafeteria A, featuring a variety of cultural dishes and snacks. Tickets for the potluck are $5. The Auditorium Doors open at 6:00 PM for the main event, which will run from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Tickets for the main event can be purchased at the door for $10 ($7 for kids under 12). 

Don't miss out on this cultural feast and a night of diversity. We hope to see you there!

3. Mulch Sale

The annual Woodson Mulch Sale has arrived.  Freshen up your flower beds and support the Woodson High School Leadership and Sports Leadership Classes at the same time.  The Leadership Classes are once again offering high quality shredded hardwood mulch for purchase. 

Orders for 3-cubic foot bags of mulch must be received by Thursday, March 7, for pick-up at Woodson or delivery to your home on Sunday, March 17. When placing an order for 10 or more bags, delivery is an option.  All mulch will be delivered on Sunday, March 17, beginning at 8:30 AM.  The proceeds benefit the Woodson High School Leadership and Sports Leadership Classes and support their activities. For more details or for an order form, please check out our web link. 

This year you can also order and pay on-line at MySchoolBucks.  Browse all items and select the Mulch Sale Fundraiser. 

Need more info?  Send an email to [email protected]

4. Calendar Reminder: March 5

The Fairfax Board of Elections requested that schools be closed on Tuesday, March 5, to accommodate the safe and efficient administration of the 2024 presidential primary election.

March 5 will be a holiday for students and a virtual School Planning Day for teachers. 

Cav Kudos is back! Faculty and Staff nominate students that have been seen doing an act of kindness, which is reflective of our school’s mission of creating a healthy environment of mutual respect, responsibility, equity, and inclusion.

5. Black History Month Black History Month at Woodson Starts With the Story of Carter G. Woodson

The most obvious figure to study first was the person the school will be named for beginning next school year. Read the story here. 


Fairfax County’s Black History Month Celebration will be held tonight, Friday, February 23, at 5:30 p.m., at the Government Center. This year’s theme is The Value of Telling Our Stories. It will include performances, activities, discussion, and light refreshments. Visit the county’s website for details.

Woodson faculty enjoying the food and atmosphere at the 19th annual Black History Month Luncheon. 

6. Woodson Drama - "The Last Firefly"

Woodson Drama is producing the Theatre for Young Audiences show “The Last Firefly” which is perfect for elementary school students! This 60 minute production plays Saturday afternoon March 9th ONLY – at 2pm. All elementary school students will be admitted free of charge, with adults paying a “pay what you can” ticket price.

What is it about? The Last Firefly begins with light, a flash, and the crash of a storm. Thus, the story of Boom and Crash, the children of Thunder, begins as they set out on an epic search for their father, ultimately discovering their true self and the strength within themselves that always existed. This mythical adventure will transport you on a fantastic journey where the littlest things can make all the difference in the world.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or through a link from the Woodson Drama Website

Woodson appreciates our bus drivers! Thank you for getting our students to and from school safely each and every day.

7. Fairfax County Teen Job Fair

Looking for a job or volunteer opportunity? All students are invited to attend the 2024 Fairfax County Teen Job Fair Series and Career Building Workshops sponsored by Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity with FCPS kicking off Saturday, March 2nd from 11am to 1pm at Chantilly High School and on Saturday, March 9th at West Springfield High School from 11am to 1pm. At each fair, students will have the opportunity to engage with employers offering part-time, full-time, seasonal, and volunteer positions. During the fairs, students will also be able to attend career-building workshops like Resume Building and Interviewing 101. Most positions at the fair are geared toward students age 16+, but some opportunities for younger students may be available with parental consent. Registration is free here and at the fairs. For more information, or to register, please visit the Teen Job Fair webpage.

8. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links and more detailed info are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. College & Career Center Newsletters are posted HERE. Questions? Please email [email protected].

March 2  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ Chantilly HS

March 9  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ West Springfield HS

March 13  |  Sophomore Night

March 15  |  ASVAB Test @ Robinson High School

April 3  |  Junior Focus Day

April 10  |  Northern Virginia Regional College Fair @ GMU

Students build candy DNA models in Ms. Barry's class.

9. FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Upcoming Webinars and Events for Families
  • How Students Benefit from CTE Courses
  • Supreme Court Decision Regarding TJHSST

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today.  

Join us for Fanquest in the Main Gym on March 9th! 

Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here.

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Woodson Athletics Week of Feb 19th and Tryout Info

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STATE CHAMPION!!! Congratulations to Nathaniel Grannis on winning the 2024 VHSL Boys 6A State Diving Championship Spring Tryout Schedule Week of Feb 19th-23rd Baseball 

Varsity tryouts

3:30-6:30 Baseball field (Monday-Wednesday) *All Senior, Juniors, and returning varsity players will attend varsity tryouts. 

JV tryouts

12:45-3:30 Baseball field (Monday) 5:00pm-7:45pm Baseball field (Tuesday-Wednesday) *If inclement weather, the indoor schedule will be communicated to all players.

For more information Contact Coach McColley [email protected]

Softball

12pm-3:45pm (Monday) softball field (weather permitting)

5pm-7:30pm (Tuesday-Friday) softball field (weather permitting)

For more information Contact Coach Picini [email protected]

Boys Soccer 

8:00am – 9:30 am JV Stadium Field; Varsity 9:30 – 11:00 Stadium Field; 1:00pm– 3:00 pm Jv Aux Field (Monday)

7:30 pm – 9:30 Stadium Field (Tuesday)

7:30 pm – 9:30 Stadium Field (Wednesday)

5:30 – 7:30 Stadium Field (Thursday)

5:30 – 7:30 Stadium Field (Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Burke [email protected]

Girls Soccer

3:15 – 5:45 Aux Field (check in at 2:45) (Monday)

3:30 – 5:45 Aux Field (Tuesday)

3:30 – 5:30 Stadium Field (Wednesday)

3:30 -5:30 Aux Field (Thursday)

3:30 – 5:30 Aux field (Friday) 

For more information Contact Coach D’Amato [email protected]

Girls Lacrosse

Student athletes need to bring their own stick, goggles, and mouthguard each day

3:00-5:30 Stadium Field--Bring shoes to run on track (Seniors and Juniors report at 2:30PM) (Monday)

3:30-5:30 on Stadium Field (Tuesday) 3:30-5:30 on Aux Field (Wednesday) 3:30-5:30 on Stadium Field (Thursday) 3:30-5:30 on Stadium Field (Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Schneider [email protected]

Boys Lacrosse

Tryouts

5:30pm - 7:30pm Stadium (Monday)

5:30pm - 7:30pm Stadium (Tuesday)

5:30pm - 7:30pm Stadium (Wednesday)

For more information Contact Coach Cornell [email protected]

Track 

3:30pm – 5:30pm Track (Wednesday-Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Zuber [email protected]

Crew

3:30pm Boys 5:00pm Girls Woodson HS Cafeteria B (Monday)

4:15pm-6:45pm Sandy Run Park (Tuesday-Friday)

8:30am-11:00am Sandy Run Park (Saturday)

For more information Contact Coach Tylander [email protected]

Boys Tennis

2:00pm-4:30pm Tennis Courts (Monday)

3:00pm-4:15pm Tennis Courts (Tuesday-Thursday)

TDB (Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Carr [email protected]

Girls Tennis

12:00-2:00pm Tennis Courts (Monday)

4:00pm- 5:30pm Tennis Courts (Tuesday-Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Pavot [email protected]

Athletic Booster Pass
Student Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.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

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Woodson Weekly - February 16

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Woodson Weekly - February 16th

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.

Weekly Wrap-up Audio  PTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage Important Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 19th - Presidents Day Holiday, No School; Spring Sports Tryouts Begin

Tuesday, February 20th - Friday, February 23rd - United in Respect Spirit Week

Thursday, February 22nd - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Friday, February 23rd 6:30pm-9:30pm - International Night

Saturday, March 9th - FanQuest

Sunday, March 17th - Leadership Mulch Sale

Friday, March 22nd - End of 3rd Quarter

Monday, March 25th - Friday, March 29th - Spring Break

 

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

FCPS 2024-25 School Year Calendar

In this Issue

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. Calendar Reminder: Presidents Day (Holiday)
3. Spring Sport Tryouts
4. United in Respect Spirit Week
5. Black History Month
6. Eating Disorder Parent Information
7. SRO Appreciation Day
8. FCPS Instructional Job Fair
9. Relay for Life Activity Night
10. College and Career Center
11. International Night Reminder
12. FCPS News

 

Update: Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here. 1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

The safety and security of our school is our number one priority and it requires a culture of safety where planning, training, communication, and, most of all, teamwork are routine. This week, we celebrated Officer Issa on School Resource Officer (SRO) appreciation day, who is a vital partner and teammate in this work. We are so lucky to have Officer Issa here at Woodson, who is always measured and responsive. Thank you Officer Issa for all you do!

Another key partner in keeping our school safe and secure is our families, who we rely on as partners as we work to address tough issues, such as the hate motivated graffiti we have reported. The ideas and guidance I have received from the community has been invaluable and helps us navigate these difficult and complex issues. I know that with our continued partnership we will be able to overcome any challenges we face. 

Our families provide support in so many ways and it is always appreciated. Our PTSO announced the recipients of the spring PTSO grants, and they were able to meet every need! Then, our staff was “treated” on Valentine’s day with a note of appreciation and a sweet treat. Thank you so much!

Our award winning one act play, The Elephant Man, continues to win awards!  Congratulations to Chris Rushing and his Regional Champion One Act actors, who will be moving on to the state competition on March 2nd, in Richmond. A huge shout out to Silas Blocker who won best actor in the regional competition for his role as the elephant man.

We have several singers set to sail off to Louisville, Kentucky later this month. Congratulations to Sarea Manson and Carson Fenner, who will be representing Woodson in the Southern Region SATB Youth Honor Chorus, while Kirsten Lunsford and Serena Mancuso will represent Woodson in the Southern Region SSAA Honor Chorus. Students were selected by audition from thousands of applicants across thirteen states - Congratulations!! 

Ryan Chelline, Karine Jelalian, Sonan Sahgal, and Maggie Smallwood will also be heading south this month to the Academic Bowl South Regional at the Atlanta Area School for the Deaf in Clarkston, Georgia. Congratulations and thank you to our coaches Julie Clinch and Shan Pillai.

We have girls and boys regional basketball on Saturday at 12 and 2 pm respectively, and spring sports tryouts are on Monday the 19th (Presidents Day)!  Check out woodsonsports.com for details. 

Have a safe weekend!


Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

Audio Version of the Woodson Weekly

MSA and BSU clubs team up for a collaboration meeting, discussing equity and unity, while brainstorming ways to make resources and support more accessible for everyone. 

2. Calendar Reminder: Presidents Day (Holiday)

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. 

Presidents Day is a time to honor and remember the birthdays and achievements of the country's most distinguished leaders, and to reflect on the role of the president in shaping the nation's history and development. Learn more about Presidents Day at Britannica.com

See the complete school year calendar.

The Woodson Class of 2025 is having a restaurant fundraising night on Wednesday, February 21st from 3:30pm to 7pm at Pokemoto in Fairfax. Be sure to mention Woodson Class of 25 when ordering!

3. Spring Sport Tryouts

Spring sport tryouts will start on Monday, February 19th (please note that this is a student/school holiday). Visit our Woodson Athletic website at www.woodsonsports.com for more detailed team specific info and also review the Athletic Wemail that went out yesterday evening. 

In order for a student to tryout for a sports team, they must have the following completed prior to Monday:

1) VHSL Sports Physical turned in to the Athletic Trainer/Activities Office C103

2) Online Activity Registration submitted. This submission encompasses Concussion Education training and also the Emergency Care form.

 

Spring Coaches

Baseball 
Coach McColley [email protected]

Softball
Coach Picini [email protected]

Boys Soccer 
Coach Burke [email protected]

Girls Soccer
Coach [email protected]

Girls Lacrosse
Coach [email protected]

Boys Lacrosse
Coach Cornell [email protected]

Track 
Coach Zuber [email protected]

Crew
Coach Tylander [email protected]

Boys Tennis
Coach Carr [email protected]

Girls Tennis
Coach Pavot [email protected]

4. United in Respect Spirit Week

Hey Cavs! Next week is Woodson United in Respect Spirit Week! Throughout the week, we'll have different spirit days, activities, and more, so be on the lookout. Additionally, during lunches, we'll be recognizing Black History Month with trivia sessions! Join in for a chance to win exciting prizes and celebrate the rich history and achievements of the Black community.

5. Black History Month


Fairfax County’s Black History Month Celebration will be held on Friday, February 23, at 5:30 p.m., at the Government Center. This year’s theme is The Value of Telling Our Stories. It will include performances, activities, discussion, and light refreshments. Visit the county’s website for details.

Learn more about Black History month.

Black Culture and History facts posted around the halls of Woodson. 

6. Eating Disorder Parent Information

In 2013, Virginia passed a law requiring every school system to provide information to parents annually about eating disorders with parents/guardians of students in the fifth through twelfth grades. 

According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA 2023),

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. In the United States, 28.8 million Americans will suffer from an eating disorder at some point in their lives.

There is no single cause of an eating disorder. Rather, it is a complex combination of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors that converge and set off an individual’s predisposed genetic vulnerability.

In collaboration with the Fairfax County Health Department, FCPS has developed a web page with detailed information and resources about eating disorders.  To find out more, please visit the FCPS Eating Disorders website.

In addition to the information on the FCPS website, the National Eating Disorders Association has a toll free, confidential Helpline, 1-800-931-2237.

Woodson's Theatre OneAct wins Regional title for their production of The Elephant Man. They will move on to VHSL States in March!

7. SRO Appreciation Day

February 15th was School Resource Officer (SRO) Appreciation Day. The SROs who work in Fairfax County public schools are sworn police officers with the Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD).

Thank you, Officer Issa, for the work you do at Woodson and keeping all of our students and staff safe each and every day. 

8. FCPS Instructional Job Fair

Help Students Achieve Their Dreams. Teach for FCPS!

Save the date! Attend FCPS’ instructional job fair on Saturday, February 24, 9 a.m.-noon, at Lake Braddock Secondary School. Network and take advantage of interview opportunities with representatives from various FCPS schools. Woodson administration will be there! Employment offers may be extended during the fair. Register today.

9. Relay for Life Activity Night

Join us for an unforgettable evening at Relay for Life’s “Activity Night” on March 16 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Woodson High School. Get ready for an exciting event full of games, entertainment, food, and fantastic raffle prizes, all in support of the American Cancer Society. Don’t miss out – RSPV now via Google Form and reach out to Coach Cho at [email protected] with any questions. Students, siblings, parents, guardians, friends, and family members are all invited. Let’s make a difference together!!

10. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links and more detailed info are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. College & Career Center Newsletters are posted HERE. Questions? Please email [email protected].

February 17  |  HBCU Conference @ First Baptist Church of Vienna

February 17  |  Career Expo @ Dulles Expo Center

February 17  |  Aviation Institute of Maintenance Manassas Open House

March 2  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ Chantilly HS

March 9  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ West Springfield HS

March 13  |  Sophomore Night

April 3  |  Junior Focus Day

April 10  |  Northern Virginia Regional College Fair @ GMU

Career Expo tomorrow! School divisions across the region are teaming up with Virginia Ed Strategies to host the annual Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo event. This FREE in-person Career Expo event will be held on Saturday, February 17, from 1-4 p.m., in the North Hall of the Dulles Expo Center. Students will have the opportunity to explore high demand career fields & connect with employers for jobs, internships, and job shadowing opportunities. Students should register on the Instruction 2 Industry Events Page.

11. International Night

Woodson’s annual International Night is quickly approaching on February 23rd, held in the Woodson auditorium. Experience a night of cultural diversity as students showcase their heritage through a captivating potluck, fashion show, and various performances. Doors open at 6:00 PM for the main event, running from 6:30-9:30 PM. Tickets will be sold during all lunches next week, and also at the door for $10 ($7 for kids under 12). However, tickets sell out quickly, so we highly recommend buying them early!

Join us for the pre-show potluck starting at 5:00 PM in Woodson Cafeteria A, featuring a variety of cultural dishes and snacks. Sign up here to donate food to showcase your culture! Students contributing will earn 1 community service hour for every 15 servings of food donated. The potluck festivities run from 5-6:00 PM, offering henna artists, free face painting, and a scavenger hunt for families to enjoy. Tickets for the potluck will be sold for $5.

Don't miss out on this cultural feast and a night of diversity. We hope to see you there

12. FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Summer Camp and Learning Opportunities
  • Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools
  • Check Schoology for Teacher-Referred Tutoring

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here.

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Woodson Athletics Spring Tryout Information

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Cavalier Athletics For more information on teams and coaches, please visit our Woodson Athletics website at

woodsonsports.com 

Spring Tryout Schedule Week of Feb 19th-23rd Baseball 

Varsity tryouts

3:30-6:30 Baseball field (Monday-Wednesday) *All Senior, Juniors, and returning varsity players will attend varsity tryouts. 

JV tryouts

12:45-3:30 Baseball field (Monday) 5:00pm-7:45pm Baseball field (Tuesday-Wednesday) *If inclement weather, the indoor schedule will be communicated to all players.

For more information Contact Coach McColley [email protected]

Softball

12pm-3:45pm (Monday) softball field (weather permitting)

5pm-7:30pm (Tuesday-Friday) softball field (weather permitting)

For more information Contact Coach Picini [email protected]

Boys Soccer 

8:00am – 9:30 am JV Stadium Field; Varsity 9:30 – 11:00 Stadium Field; 1:00pm– 3:00 pm Jv Aux Field (Monday)

7:30 pm – 9:30 Stadium Field (Tuesday)

7:30 pm – 9:30 Stadium Field (Wednesday)

5:30 – 7:30 Stadium Field (Thursday)

5:30 – 7:30 Stadium Field (Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Burke [email protected]

Girls Soccer

3:15 – 5:45 Aux Field (check in at 2:45) (Monday)

3:30 – 5:45 Aux Field (Tuesday)

3:30 – 5:30 Stadium Field (Wednesday)

3:30 -5:30 Aux Field (Thursday)

3:30 – 5:30 Aux field (Friday) 

For more information Contact Coach D’Amato [email protected]

Girls Lacrosse

Student athletes need to bring their own stick, goggles, and mouthguard each day

3:00-5:30 Stadium Field--Bring shoes to run on track (Seniors and Juniors report at 2:30PM) (Monday)

3:30-5:30 on Stadium Field (Tuesday) 3:30-5:30 on Aux Field (Wednesday) 3:30-5:30 on Stadium Field (Thursday) 3:30-5:30 on Stadium Field (Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Schneider [email protected]

Boys Lacrosse

Tryouts

5:30pm - 7:30pm Stadium (Monday)

5:30pm - 7:30pm Stadium (Tuesday)

5:30pm - 7:30pm Stadium (Wednesday)

For more information Contact Coach Cornell [email protected]

Track 

3:30pm – 5:30pm Track (Wednesday-Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Zuber [email protected]

Crew

3:30pm Boys 5:00pm Girls Woodson HS Cafeteria B (Monday)

4:15pm-6:45pm Sandy Run Park (Tuesday-Friday)

8:30am-11:00am Sandy Run Park (Saturday)

For more information Contact Coach Tylander [email protected]

Boys Tennis

2:00pm-4:30pm Tennis Courts (Monday)

3:00pm-4:15pm Tennis Courts (Tuesday-Thursday)

TDB (Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Carr [email protected]

Girls Tennis

12:00-2:00pm Tennis Courts (Monday)

4:00pm- 5:30pm Tennis Courts (Tuesday-Friday)

For more information Contact Coach Pavot [email protected]

Athletic Booster Pass
Student Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.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

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Woodson Athletics - Coach Doug Craig's 300th Win

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woodsonsports.com 

Congratulations to Boys Varsity Head Coach on earning his 300th win!!  Athletic Booster Pass
Student Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.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

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Woodson Athletics Spring Tryout Information

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Spring Tryout Schedule Monday Feb 19, 2024

Baseball 

12:00 – 6:30 (JV-12:45- 3:30; V 3:30 -6:30)  Baseball field (weather permitting)

For more information Contact Coach McColley [email protected]

Softball

3:30pm – 8:30pm Softball field (weather permitting)

For more information Contact Coach Picini [email protected]

Boys Soccer 

8:00am – 11:00am Stadium (Inside track concession side of stadium)

1:00pm – 3:00pm Aux Field

For more information Contact Coach Burke [email protected]

Girls Soccer

3:00pm – 5:45pm Aux Field

For more information Contact Coach [email protected]

Girls Lacrosse

3:00pm – 5:30pm Stadium Field

For more information Contact Coach [email protected]

Boys Lacrosse

5:30pm – 8:00pm Stadium Field

For more information Contact Coach Cornell [email protected]

Track 

3:30pm – 5:30pm Track

For more information Contact Coach Zuber [email protected]

Crew

3:30pm Boys Woodson HS Cafeteria B

5:00pm Girls Woodson HS Cafeteria B

For more information Contact Coach Tylander [email protected]

Boys Tennis

2:00pm-4:30pm Tennis Courts

For more information Contact Coach Carr [email protected]

Girls Tennis

12:00-1:00pm Tennis Courts

1:00pm- 2:00pm Tennis Courts

For more information Contact Coach Pavot [email protected]

Athletic Booster Pass
Student Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.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

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Woodson Athletics Week of Feb 12TH

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woodsonsports.com 

Athletic Booster Pass
Student Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

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

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

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Woodson Weekly - February 9

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Woodson Weekly - February 9th

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.

P.S. I Love You Day!

Weekly Wrap-up Audio  PTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, February 9th - Report Cards Distributed

Monday, February 12th, 6:30pm - Partners for Safe Teen Driving Seminar, Auditorium

Thursday, February 15th - School Resource Officer Appreciation Day

Monday, February 19th - Presidents Day Holiday, No School; Spring Sports Tryouts Begin

Thursday, February 22nd - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Friday, February 23rd 6:30pm-9:30pm - International Night

Saturday, March 9th - FanQuest

 

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

FCPS 2024-25 School Year Calendar

In this Issue

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. Report Cards Distributed
3. Calendar Reminder: Presidents Day (Holiday)
4. Black History Month
5. Attendance Quick Guide
6. Partners for Safe Teen Driving Seminars
7. Woodson Science and Engineering Fair Award Winners
8. Counselor Corner
9. College and Career Center
10. International Night Reminder
11. FCPS News

 

Update: Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here. 1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

Did you remember to wear purple today? Our P.S. I Love You Week culminated with hundreds of purple pupils, post it notes, and hot chocolate, all with the purpose of promoting good vibes. A big thank you to our leadership classes that worked hard to organize this fun and meaningful week!

I was able to spend the 100th day of school (yesterday) with many of our student leaders as well as some of our newest students. We forged some new connections, learned about one another’s hobbies, and shared some tips and tricks for Woodson, including how to get involved in a club. We also heard from our new students that they feel incredibly supported by our teachers and welcomed at school. That was great to hear!

CAV Kudos is back, and today we recognized students leading by example and sustaining a CAV culture that is rooted in helping one another and random acts of kindness.  I want to acknowledge Deb Glover, our student services administrative assistant and school spirit guru, for her hard work to reignite this important program!

As National Counselor Appreciation Week comes to a close, we want to acknowledge all the hard work of our counselors and their dedication to our students. Their jobs are so multifaceted and they often make the difference for students.  We are so grateful!

Our science teachers also make the difference every year by organizing the science fair at Woodson. Thank you Laura Barry, Lauren Kinne, and Sara Duarte for going above and beyond to provide this tremendous opportunity and, really, life milestone for our students.  Check out our student recognition page to see the names of our school level winners that will be going on to regionals in March.

Our students never shy away from tackling the hard issues. I am always impressed with our students’ willingness to engage in tough conversations and work towards solutions that impact our entire school. This week our leadership classes hosted a town hall to discuss various issues in our school. I was impressed with the level of maturity and sensitivity with which they engaged in discussion, developed solutions and articulated actionable steps.

In regional competitions this week, our gymnastics team took 2nd place and Arianna Smith individually placed 3rd overall. In wrestling, Raphael Pena placed 3rd and Bryan Urrutia Romero placed 5th. Girls dive competed earlier today and placed 2nd as a team, with Taityn Speier placing 2nd individually. Boys dive just finished up and Nathaniel Grannis placed 1st. Swim will be competing this Saturday and our one act play, The Elephant Man, competes on Monday in their regional competition.

For those who celebrate, Happy Lunar New Year, and to everyone - have a great weekend!


Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

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Congratulations to our athletes who celebrated their next milestone in their respective sports Thursday morning at the Winter Athletic College Signing Day. Once a Cav, Always a Cav!

2. Report Cards Distributed

Report cards were distributed during 7th period today Friday, February 9th. Students who do not have a 7th period class may pick up their report cards in Student Services.

Report cards are also available to view online in ParentVUE and StudentVUE.

3. Calendar Reminder: Presidents Day (Holiday)

All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, for the Presidents Day holiday. 

Presidents Day is a time to honor and remember the birthdays and achievements of the country's most distinguished leaders, and to reflect on the role of the president in shaping the nation's history and development. Learn more about Presidents Day at Britannica.com

See the complete school year calendar.

4. Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

Fairfax County’s Black History Month Celebration will be held on Friday, February 23, at 5:30 p.m., at the Government Center. This year’s theme is The Value of Telling Our Stories. It will include performances, activities, discussion, and light refreshments. Visit the county’s website for details.

Throughout the month, Fairfax County Public Libraries will host several events celebrating Black history including movie screenings, lectures, and musical performances in-person and online.

Students learn about Carter G. Woodson.

Black Student Union (BSU) hosted a Black History Month party on Friday, February 2nd. Thank you to everyone who contributed and stopped by to celebrate Black History.

5. Attendance Quick Guide

If your student will be absent from school, a parent/guardian must notify the attendance office.

To report attendance:

  1. All day – call 703-503-4800 option 1
  2. Late arrival – call 703-503-4800 option 2
  3. Early check outsend a note in with the student in the morning and have them take it directly to Attendance Office – 703-503-4800 option 3. 
    • phone calls for early check out are reserved for emergencies or last-minute appointments. Please understand it may take up to 30 minutes to retrieve students for early release phone calls. We cannot accommodate calls for release that are received after 2:30pm.
  4. Sick students (or feeling unwell) must check out through the clinic. Parents must come into the main office and the main office will call to release the student from the clinic. 
    • Sick students may not be checked out through the attendance office.
6. Partners for Safe Teen Driving

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.  Please mark your calendar for the Woodson seminars for 2023-2024.  Seminars will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will take place in the Woodson Auditorium.

Monday, February 12th
Monday, April 15th

Questions? Please contact David O'Hara at [email protected].

Staff participate in the 100th Day of School!

7. Woodson Science and Engineering Fair Award Winners

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will advance to the Regional Science Fair in March. Thank you to Woodson science teachers Laura Barry, Lauren Kinne, and Sara Duarte for taking the lead and organizing this large event! Congratulations and job well done to all of the participants. 

Behavioral and Social Science

Place

Student

Project

1

Annette Paik

Unhealthy Food Consumption is the driver of Non-Alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) mortality in the United States


Macrobiology

Place

Student(s)

Project

1

Quan Huynh, Marek Raynal

A Model of Risk for Cesarean Delivery Based On Maternal Comorbidities

2

Kieran Langer

The Effect of Biological Sex on the Efficacy of Unisex Knee Braces in the Reduction of Meniscal Tears

3

Bella Osborn

The Effect of Sucrose Solution Withdrawal on Dugesia tigrina


Microbiology

Place

Student(s)

Project

1

Valerie Gutierrez, Khadija Suwid, Saffron Tonko

Optimizing Protein Production in Precision Fermentation for the Production of Animal-Free Dairy

1

Camille Jo

Lactobacillus acidophils Concentration Effectivity

3

Riya Gonzales, Abigail Daniel, Delaney Fleming

The Effect of School Surfaces on Bacterial Load present on Phone Cases


Computer Science

Place

Student

Project

1

Andrew Kim, Jamie Kim

Utilizing Remote Sensing and Deep Neural Networks to Predict Biochemical Oxygen Demand in the Chesapeake Bay


Chemistry

Place

Student(s)

Project

1

Molly Hawkins

The Effect of Chemically Modified Spent Coffee Grounds on the Removal of Ionic Zinc from Water


Environmental Science

Place

Student(s)

Project

1

Mia Ramos

The Effect of Aspergillus Oryzae on the Decomposition of Starch-Based Bioplastics

1

Joseph Tso

V-MODE: Virtualized Microgrids for Optimizing Distributed Energy

3

Maya Moses

The Effect of Different Species of Wood on the Effectiveness of Xylem Water Filters

3

Emma McRobbie

The Effectiveness of Retaining Wall Variations on Shoreline Preservation


Engineering

Place

Student(s)

Project

1

Matthew Lee, Benjamin Hall, Austin Cui

Designing an AI-guided Versatile Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Aircraft for Wartime Humanitarian Aid

2

NJ Borders, Connor Geraghty

Deafblind Accessible Computers

2

Emma Cummings-Sulmistras

Translating Nervous Energy into Electricity


Physics

Place

Student(s)

Project

1

Nate Vailikit

Image Noise and Sub-Frame Length in Astrophotography

2

Miles Nousain

The Effect of the Transformer Core on the Average Total Harmonic Distortion

2

Joelle Rice

The Effect Of Wind Speed On Tennis Ball Trajectory


Materials Science

Place

Student(s)

Project

1

Beatrice Kennedy

The Effect of Water on the Strength of Different Yarn Fibers

2

Stella Milam, Sophia Nguyen, Leah Lang

The Effect of Water Damage on the Strength of Woods of Different Densities

2

Wyatt Hadley

The Effect of Different Food Waste Products in a Biodegradable Plastic Alternative

Woodson teacher Lonnie Bickel, and students Julie MacDonald and Kirsten Lunsford volunteer their time and musical ability at the 81st annual Four Chaplains Memorial Service at the American Legion, Post 177.

8. Counselor Corner

Counselors completed Academic Advising with rising seniors over the last two weeks. We begin seeing rising juniors on Monday. This is a reminder that all students should have entered their course requests in SIS prior to our meetings. This allows us to focus more time on our conversations about goals and academic progress. Here are the instructions to guide you if you still need to enter them. The course selection forms and other helpful and important information can be found on our Academic Advising padlet.

We love seeing our students and are excited to continue our Advising meetings through Feb. 29. We are directing students to grade level padlets (Junior, Sophomore, Freshman) for college & career planning resources. A valuable resource for rising seniors is our Next Steps document which guides students to take the needed steps to reach their goals, no matter their post-secondary plans, whether it be college, technical school, military or workforce. College-bound students can download the Application Tracker to start organizing their colleges list and application components. Remember to enter admissions risk per college so you have a balanced list.

We are also excited to highlight Junior Focus Day on April 3rd. Rising seniors will choose 3 sessions to help them with post-secondary planning. Stay tuned for details, but mark your calendars! Speaking of seniors, we will send mid-year transcripts no later than 2/12/24. No need to send a request, we automatically send them! If you receive emails from your colleges, they understand that transcripts are on their way.

Lastly, thank you to our amazing community for celebrating us during National School Counselor Week! We care deeply about the work we do and seek to provide a positive impact on the emotional and academic wellness of each and every Woodson student. Helping to put the pieces together for students seeking their next steps to take in life is a genuine privilege and we take pride in being a safe place and guiding light in that endeavor. Here we are by the rock our students painted for us!

9. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links and more detailed info are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. College & Career Center Newsletters are posted HERE. Questions? Please email [email protected].

February 13  |  NOVA Info Table All Lunches

February 13  |  U.S. Service Academy & ROTC Program Info Night @ Madison HS

February 17  |  HBCU Conference @ First Baptist Church of Vienna

February 17  |  Career Fair @ Dulles Expo Center

March 2  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ Chantilly HS

March 9  |  Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ West Springfield HS

March 13  |  Sophomore Night

Career Expo in 8 Days! In February, school divisions across the region are teaming up with Virginia Ed Strategies to host the annual Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo event. This FREE in-person Career Expo event will be held on Saturday, February 17, from 1-4 p.m., in the North Hall of the Dulles Expo Center. Students should register today on the Instruction 2 Industry Events Page

Congratulations Woodson Science Olympiad Teams and Sponsor Ellen Babcock! On Saturday Feb 3rd Woodson Science Olympiad competed in two separate tournaments. Team Europa attended the Princeton University Invitational and placed 8th. Two Teams attended the Fairfax High School Invitational where Team Lo placed 2nd and Team Callisto placed 11th.

Science Olympiad is a competitive science program where teams of 15 students compete in 23 different events in all fields of science and engineering in a one day competition that is exciting, fun, grueling, challenging and immensely rewarding.

10. International Night Reminder

Woodson’s annual International Night is quickly approaching on February 23rd, held in the Woodson auditorium. Experience a night of cultural diversity as students showcase their heritage through a captivating potluck, fashion show, and various performances. Doors open at 6:00 PM for the main event, running from 6:30-9:30 PM. Tickets will be sold during lunches the week prior to the show, and at the door for $10 ($7 for kids under 12). However, tickets sell out quickly, so we highly recommend buying them early!

Join us for the pre-show potluck starting at 5:00 PM in Woodson Cafeteria A, featuring a variety of cultural dishes and snacks. Sign up here to donate food to showcase your culture! Students contributing will earn 1 community service hour for every 15 servings of food donated. The potluck festivities run from 5-6:00 PM, offering henna artists, free face painting, and a scavenger hunt for families to enjoy. Tickets for the potluck will be sold for $5.

Don't miss out on this cultural feast and a night of diversity. We hope to see you there

Administrators sharing best practices across the Woodson Pyramid (elementary, middle and high schools) and across the 4 C's (climate, communication, curriculum and culture).

11. FCPS News

In case you missed it in FCPS This Week, the school division shared updates on the following topics:

  • Summer Camp and Learning Opportunities
  • Science, Technology, and Arts Magnet Schools
  • Check Schoology for Teacher-Referred Tutoring

Read FCPS This Week to learn more about these topics. If you are not already receiving the weekly newsletter, please sign up today

Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here.

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Woodson Athletics Week of Feb 5th

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 2024 PATRIOT DISTRICT GYMNASTICS

Congratulations to Ariana Smith for winning the District All-Around Championship

2024  PATRIOT DISTRICT TRACK

Girls 3200 Championn- Celia Dawson

Girls High Jump Champion- Collen Gilbert

Boys 500  Meter Champion- Justin Anderson - Broke the District Record set by Josephus Lyles

Boys 300 Meter Champion- Justin Anderson- Broke the District Record set by Noah Lyles (Yes, the fast man in the World!!)

CONGRATULATIONS JUSTIN ON YOUR RECORD BREAKING RUNS!!

This Weeks Schedule Monday, February 5th

Occoquan Region Gymnastics @ Robinson 4:30pm

Tuesday, February 6th

Boys Basketball vs. Fairfax (Senior Night) 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

Girls Basketball @ Fairfax  4:30/5:45/7:30pm

Wednesday, February 7th

Wrestling Occoquan Region Championship @ Fairfax 5:00pm

Thursday, February 8th

Wrestling Occoquan Region Championship @ Fairfax 1:00pm

Friday, February 9th

Basketball @ South County (JV Boys/Var Girls/Var Boys) 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

Basketball @ Woodson (FR girls vs PVI/JV Girls/FR Boys) 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

Occoquan Region Dive @ Oak Marr (Girls 8:45am, Boys 12:30pm)

Occoquan Region Swim Prelims @ Oak Marr 5:30pm

Saturday, February 10th 

Occoquan Region Swim Finals @ Oak Marr 5:30pm

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Student Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

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FCPS Student Athleticswww.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

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Woodson Weekly - February 2

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Woodson Weekly - February 2nd

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.

Weekly Wrap-up Audio  PTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage Important Upcoming Dates

Saturday, February 3rd, 9am-noon - FCPS Job Fair  Learn more about the event and register to attend.

Monday, February 5th-Friday, February 9th - P.S. I Love You Week

Monday, February 5th-Friday, February 9th - National School Counseling Week

Monday, February 12th, 6:30pm - Partners for Safe Teen Driving Seminar, Auditorium

Monday, February 19th - Presidents Day Holiday, No School

Friday, February 23rd 6:30pm-9:30pm - International Night

 

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

The complete FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

2024-25 School Year Calendar

Making plans for next school year? Don’t forget FCPS’ 2024-25 School Year Calendar is already available.

Science Fair!

In this Issue

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. National School Counseling Week
3. P.S. I Love You Day
4. Black History Month
5. Leadership Lab
6. International Night
7. College and Career Center
8. Naviance
9. Office of the Ombuds

 

Update: Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here. 1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

The groundhog has spoken, or at least looked around, and Punxsutawny Phil did not see his shadow, which predicts an early spring. Regardless of the predictive powers of a groundhog, winter sports are far from over! With all of our district wins this past week, Woodson is just getting started and gearing up for regionals!

There is so much to celebrate this week. In addition to our district sports successes, we held our annual leadership lab conference, participated in cupcake wars, and started the second semester - just to name a few. Check out the amazing accomplishments of our athletes, actors, and future lawyers:

  • District Championship - One Act Play for The Elephant Man, Silas Blocker won best actor
  • 2nd in the Region - Woodson’s Crimson Mock Trial Team 
  • Gymnastics District All-Around Champion - Arianna Smith, team took 3rd place
  • District Champions -  Girls Swim
  • District Dive Champions - Taityn Speier for Girls and Nathaniel Grannis for Boys 
  • JV Northern Region Wrestling Champion - Tristan Spiegler
  • District Runner-up - Wrestler Rafael Pena

We are excited to announce that we are bringing back Cav Kudos!  Students can be nominated for Cav Kudos by their teacher to be recognized for acts of kindness and responsibility. Nominated students receive a CAV Kudo certificate at an end of the week celebration. You will also be able to see the names of the recipients on our student recognition page. Thank you to our wonderfully spirited Deb Glover who asked to restart the program!

Yesterday was the first day of Black History Month and we are taking the opportunity to engage in learning about Black history. Black history is American history and it is important that students receive meaningful, sustained opportunities to learn about the experiences and contributions of Black and African American people year-round. At Woodson, we are asking everyone to do some research, learn more about Black history, and share it with others. Throughout the month, we will be sharing resources with staff and students and creating spaces for discussion and learning. 

Next week, P.S. I Love You Week, is dedicated to suicide awareness and prevention, and is marked by the spreading of positivity and kindness at Woodson. The full schedule of events, developed by our leadership students, can be found below in the Woodson Weekly email. On Friday, be a drop in a sea of purple by wearing something purple and supporting this important cause!

Have a wonderful weekend Woodson!


Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

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Woodson Science Fair!

2. National School Counseling Week

February 5th-9th 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! Please consider reaching out to our counselors to thank and celebrate them!

3. P.S. I Love You Week

The Woodson Leadership Class is hosting P.S. I Love You Day on Friday, February 9th, however, they will be spreading kindness all week! We encourage the Woodson community to wear purple all week to foster kindness and a welcoming environment.  

The goal of P.S. 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.  

Monday 2/5 - Take a moment to better your mental health by doing something good for yourself. Kahoot and prizes during lunches.

Tuesday 2/6 - Come get free temporary tattoos and pop its during lunches.

Wednesday 2/7 - Stress less by grabbing some free hot chocolate during lunches.

Thursday 2/8 - Find Leadership students during lunches to take a picture and tell them what you love and what makes you happy.

Friday 2/9 - Grab lollipops, ribbons, bracelets, and stickers. Also check out the therapy animals during lunches.

4. Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Learn more about the heritage months, celebrations, and traditions celebrated in FCPS. Learn more about Black History month.

Black history is American history and it is important that students receive meaningful, sustained opportunities to learn about the experiences and contributions of Black and African American people year-round. Throughout the month, we will be sharing resources with staff and students and creating spaces for discussion and learning. 

Woodson Library window display for Black History Month.

5. Leadership Lab

Today, students from Woodson, Chantilly, Langley, Marshall, Centreville, Madison, Oakton and Edison all met to hold their annual Leadership Lab. Leadership Lab is a conference for Student Government Association (SGA) and Leadership students and sponsors to get together and discuss initiatives they work on throughout the year.

They debriefed on how the class selections take place, homecoming week themes, homecoming dance setup/details, power puff, teacher appreciation, spirit weeks, class competitions, blood drives, t-shirt ideas, community services projects, and many other events and ideas. 

FCPS Superintendent, Dr. Reid, visits Woodson for the annual Leadership Lab. 

6. International Night

Woodson’s annual International Night is quickly approaching on February 23rd, held in the Woodson auditorium. Experience a night of cultural diversity as students showcase their heritage through a captivating potluck, fashion show, and various performances. Doors open at 6:00 PM for the main event, running from 6:30-9:30 PM. Tickets will be sold during lunches the week prior to the show, and at the door for $10 ($7 for kids under 12). However, tickets sell out quickly, so we highly recommend buying them early!

Join us for the pre-show potluck starting at 5:00 PM in Woodson Cafeteria A, featuring a variety of cultural dishes and snacks. Sign up here to donate food to showcase your culture! Students contributing will earn 1 community service hour for every 15 servings of food donated. The potluck festivities run from 5-6:00 PM, offering henna artists, free face painting, and a scavenger hunt for families to enjoy. Tickets for the potluck will be sold for $5.

Don't miss out on this cultural feast and a night of diversity. We hope to see you there

Woodson Admin staff judges the first annual Cupcake Wars challenge for Mr. Miller's Food & Hospitality Management classes. Way to go student chefs!

7. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links and more detailed info are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. Please see highlights below.

February 5 – 8 | FCPS Instruction 2 Industry VIRTUAL Career Explorations

February 13 | U.S. Service Academy & ROTC Program Info Night @ Madison HS

February 17 | Career Fair @ Dulles Expo Center

March 2 | Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ Chantilly HS

March 9 | Fairfax County Teen Job Fair @ West Springfield HS

March 13 | Sophomore Night

 

College & Career Center Newsletters are posted HERE. Questions? Please email [email protected].

 

Attention Class of 2024! College Access Fairfax is offering multiple FAFSA/VASA completion workshops at local high schools. Please visit their website for dates and times. Financial Aid Resources, Information about the CSS Profile, FAFSA/VASA, Financial Aid Award Letters & more can be found on the College Access Fairfax Resources page. Always check your school’s financial aid page for deadlines and updates.

8. Naviance

The Woodson Student Services department often uses Naviance to communicate via email directly with students and parents. When an email is sent from Naviance, the email address it will appear from is email.naviance.com. We understand that sometimes messages from this account might end up in individuals’ junk email folder. We ask that everyone please keep a look out for emails from this account, and know they are legitimate school communications from Student Services. For additional information about Naviance, please read on. 

Naviance is a comprehensive website designed for high school students and their parents. It's a great resource for students as they make decisions about academic plans, colleges, and careers. Naviance is linked with Counselor's Office, a service used in our school counseling offices to track and analyze data about college and career plans. We encourage you to use this valuable tool! 

9. Office of the Ombuds

Ombuds staff members engage with families, students, and staff to offer resources to improve the experience of each and every member of the FCPS community. They work as an independent, confidential resource that can help get answers to questions, resolve concerns, and hear complaints regarding FCPS matters.  

The ombuds is available to: 

  • Share strategies for parents to improve communication with, and between, school and home.
  • Help resolve disagreements between parents and schools or disagreements involving employees in the workplace.
  • Provide ideas to strengthen parent participation in Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Plan meetings.

Ombuds staff do not change or make decisions, policies, or regulations; take sides; or provide legal advice.

Anyone with concerns, questions, or complaints may call 571-423-4014, email [email protected], or visit the Ombuds webpage, where you may Submit a Question.

Two of Woodson’s Model Judiciary Club’s competitive Mock Trial Teams competed in a regional competition last weekend conducted of three separate trials. Both teams finished in the top 10! Special kudos to Woodson’s Crimson Mock Trial Team that was ranked 2nd in the region and earned a bid to the State Championship in Richmond that will be conducted March 15-17. 

Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here.

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 2024 PATRIOT DISTRICT SWIM & DIVE CHAMPS

Congratulations to the Girls Swim & Dive Team 

2024 GIRLS PATRIOT DISTRICT DIVE

Champion- Taityn Speier

2nd Place- Greer Dempster

2024 BOYS PATRIOT DISTRICT DIVE 

Champion- Nathaniel Grannis

 

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2024 PATRIOT DISTRICT ONE ACT CHAMPS

Producstion- The Elephant Man

Best Actor- Silas Blocker

Congrats to Mr. Rushing and the Cast

This Weeks Schedule Monday, January 29th

No Events Scheduled

Tuesday, January 30th

Boys Basketball vs. Lake Braddock 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

Girls Basketball @ Lake Braddock 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

Wednesday, January 31st

Gymnastics Patriot District Championship @ Robinson 3:30pm

Wrestling Patriot District Championship @ Fairfax 11:00am

Indoor Track Patriot District Championship @ PG Sports Plex 1:30pm

Thursday, February 1st

Basketball (JV Boys, Var Boys, Var Girls) @ West Springfield 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

Basketball ( FR Boys,FR Girls, JV Girls) vs. West Springfield 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

Rifle vs. Lake Braddock @ IWLA 5:00pm

Friday, February 2nd

Indoor Track Patriot District Championship @ PG Sports Plex 3:00pm

Saturday, February 3rd 

No Events Scheduled

Athletic Booster Pass
Student Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.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

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Woodson Weekly - January 26

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Woodson Weekly - January 26th

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.

Weekly Wrap-up Audio  PTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, January 26th, 7pm - 35th Production of Dessert on Broadway - Purchase Tickets Here

Saturday, January 27th, 9am-1pm - Stuff the Truck (#2)

Saturday, January 27th, 9:45am - Theatre OneAct Districts at West Springfield HS

Saturday, January 27th, 2pm & 7pm - 35th Production of Dessert on Broadway - Purchase Tickets Here

Saturday, February 3rd, 9am-noon - FCPS Job Fair (#3)

Monday, February 5th-Friday, February 9th - National School Counseling Week

Monday, February 19th - Presidents Day Holiday, No School

 

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

The complete FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

2024-25 School Year Calendar

Making plans for next school year? Don’t forget FCPS’ 2024-25 School Year Calendar is already available.

In this Issue

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. Stuff the Truck
3. FCPS Job Fair
4. Family Resource Center 
5. Counselor Corner
6. Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo Events
7. 2024 CTE Summer Academy
8. College and Career Center

 

Update: Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here. 1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

It was sensational to see so many of you at Curriculum Night this past Tuesday. Thank you for sharing your evening with us!! Due to the coordination and planning from our Director of Student Services, Josh Peters, it was an informative and well executed evening, and I want to thank our administrative team, our student services department, our department chairs, and our teachers for generously giving their time and contributions. 

Please continue talking with your students about their course selections and working towards a balanced schedule and plan for extracurricular participation. For rising upperclassmen, don’t forget to watch our Curriculum Night Overview for Upperclassmen as you plan for next year, and also bookmark our Academic Advising webpage. 

Winter sports are entering district tournaments and we are taking the time to celebrate our senior athletes, who have carried the torch of athletic excellence and sportsmanship another year for the Woodson community. We appreciate their leadership and the indelible mark they have left on our school. Over the past two weeks we recognized 26 swim and dive seniors as well as seniors on the girls gymnastics and basketball teams, as they passed an important milestone on the ever shortening path to graduation - just 83 school days away!

Please be sure to come out for all of our upcoming district tournaments and senior nights. For dates, times and locations visit www.woodsonsports.com

Due to the snow last week, our two Saturday events in Springfield have been rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday the 27th! Come on out to the Giant within Cardinal Forest (8320 Old Keene Mill Rd.) between 9 am and 1 pm for Woodson Leadership’s Stuff The Truck event and then sneak over to West Springfield High School where our Theater class will be performing The Elephant Man at their district competition at 9:45 am.  Of course, Dessert on Broadway, our High School Broadway musical review, is tonight and tomorrow, with showtimes on Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 2 pm and 7 pm

We want to thank Dr. Nardos King, the Chief Equity Officer for FCPS, who visited our student leaders this week to discuss student advocacy and equity. Dr. King shared with me how impressed she was with our student leaders and that they had a powerful conversation. I told her that I was not surprised!

Before concluding, I would like to again address the acts of vandalism that occurred this week. We strongly denounce these acts, they do not represent Woodson, and we will not tolerate them.  We celebrate each and every student and their family, and we value our diversity. Without diminishing the heinousness of these individual acts, it is important to recognize that acts of kindness, understanding, empathy, and generosity are far more common at Woodson. 

While we will continue to call out and address these acts of hate, we are also going to provide more follow up information in the weeks ahead and continue to reach out in partnership with our community.

Have a wonderful and safe weekend,


Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

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2. Stuff the Truck

With the snow this past Saturday, our Woodson Leadership students have rescheduled Stuff the Truck, their food donation drive. Same location, Giant within Cardinal Forest (8320 Old Keene Mill Rd.), and time, 9am-1pm. All food donations will go to the Annandale Food Site. 

3. FCPS Job Fair

FCPS, and Woodson, wants you to be a part of our team! We are seeking educators with strong student engagement skills and a passion for having a positive influence on our schools. 

Attend the FCPS job fair on Saturday, February 3, 9 a.m.-noon, at Lewis High School. There will be networking and interviewing opportunities with representatives from various Fairfax County public schools. Employment offers may be extended during the fair.  

Learn more about the event and register to attend.

Congratulations to Taityn Speier who is taking home the Patriot District Dive Championship title, and to Greer Dempster for placing 2nd!

4. Family Resource Center

The FCPS Family Resource Center (FRC) offers a welcoming and engaging environment for families/caregivers, educators, and community members. Visit us at the Dunn Loring Center for Family Services, 2334 Gallows Road, Entrance 1, Room 105. Contact us at 703-204-3941 [email protected]

We provide access to information and resources to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Those services include free consultations and resources, free webinars and workshops, a free lending library, and we maintain the FCPS tutor list. Contact us to get the list of FCPS employees who are available to tutor. 

The Family Resource Center offers free, confidential in-person, videoconference, and phone consultations for families and FCPS staff. We can brainstorm strategies and possible solutions to help you address your concerns by drawing upon resources and support from FCPS, as well as community, state, and national centers. Contact us to set up an appointment. 

The Family Resource Center Lending Library contains more than 10,000 books, eBooks, DVDs, and CDs on topics related to parenting and educating all children. We can send any materials to your child’s school or FCPS office.

 

Upcoming Webinars and Events for Families

The Family Resource Center offers free webinars for adults to support the success of all students, including those with learning challenges, special needs, and disabilities. Upcoming events include: 

  • Meet the Author Series: Mind in The Making with Ellen Galinsky – Help your children learn how to take on life's challenges, communicate well with others, and remain committed to learning. Friday, February 2, 10-11 a.m.
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid – This in-person course teaches how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18. Friday, February 9, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Family Resource Center.
  • Behavior Solution Series for Elementary and Secondary Families – Join FCPS Behavior Intervention Services staff for help encouraging positive communication and behavior at home. Webinars will be held at 10 a.m. and you can register by clicking the linked titles above:
    • Elementary Webinars:
      • Proactive Strategies for Effective Communication, Friday, February 16 
      • Taming Tantrums and More, Friday, March 15
    • Secondary Webinars:
      • Proactive Strategies for Effective Communication, Friday, April 19
      • Taming the Teen-Aged Brain, Friday, May 31

Dr. Nardos King, FCPS Chief Equity Officer, visits with Woodson Leadership classes to discuss student advocacy and equity.

5. Counselor Corner

Woodson Counselors are in high gear as we prepare for Academic Advising! We recently visited Frost Middle School to meet with our rising 9th graders. We introduced them to potential course options, reviewed graduation requirements, and shared important information as they get ready to transition to high school next fall. Speaking of Advising, we begin on Monday, January 29th! We meet with rising Seniors through Feb. 8, followed by rising Juniors (Feb 12-21), then rising Sophomores (Feb. 22-29).

Have you discussed your child’s class intentions for next school year? This weekend is a great time to do that! Refer to the Woodson Academic Advising website and Student Services Academic Advising padlet for the course catalog, course selection sheets, and all important resources you need to make the most informed decisions. Counselors are excited to meet with each student at their individual meeting. We will be away from email more often during this time and appreciate your patience in awaiting replies during this busy time of year.

We also have been visiting 10th grade health classrooms to deliver Wellness Lessons and review self-advocacy skills so students can keep their wellness as a top priority.

Attention Seniors! Counselors will send midyear reports & transcripts the week of Feb. 12. There is no need to do anything. We automatically send these documents based on your initial request. The transcripts will include updated 1st semester grades and cumulative GPAs.

Want an instant boost to your well-being? Researchers at the Big Joy Project have discovered that completing micro-acts of joy by helping others can boost your wellness by 25%. So go on, give those compliments, words of encouragement, or small acts of kindness. It’s good for everyone! 

6. Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo Events

In February, school divisions across the region will team up with Virginia Ed Strategies to host the annual Instruction 2 Industry Career Expo event. This Northern Virginia regional event will allow high school students to connect virtually and in person, with more than 60 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. 

The purpose of these FREE career exploration events is to provide students with opportunities to prepare for tomorrow’s workforce today. 

Virtual sessions will be held on February 5-8, from 4-7 p.m., and the in-person Career Expo and Job Fair event will be held on Saturday, February 17, from 1-4 p.m., in the North Hall of the Dulles Expo Center. 

Students should register today on theInstruction 2 Industry Events Page

View the i2i Flyer here.

7. 2024 CTE Summer Academy

The FCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) office is once again planning an engaging summer enrichment program for current 6th to 11th grade students. This is a weekly enrichment program that allows students to dive deeper into CTE program areas, and encourages skill development and career exploration.

Registration is open from February 1 to June 7, 2024. Students can register online by visiting the CTE Summer Academy website and clicking on the register button.

Visit bit.ly/FCPS_CSA for more information!

You can also view the CTE Summer Academy flyer here.

Purchase a Class of 2024 Yard Sign Here!

8. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. Please see highlights below.

January 30  |  FCPS Gap Year Fair @ Marshall HS

February 5 – 8  |  FCPS Instruction 2 Industry VIRTUAL Career Explorations

February 13  |  U.S. Service Academy & ROTC Program Info Night @ Madison HS

February 17  |  Career Fair @ Dulles Expo Center

 

College & Career Center Newsletters are posted HERE.

Previous News, but still important, is now located on our Woodson website here.

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Woodson Athletics Week of Jan 22nd

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Cavalier Athletics For more information on teams and coaches, please visit our Woodson Athletics website at

woodsonsports.com 

This Weeks Schedule Monday, January 22nd

JV Wrestling @ South County 6:00pm

Tuesday, January 23rd

Varsity Wrestling vs. AC, ROBO, WP @ Alexandria City 6:00pm

Wednesday, January 24th

Boys Basketball @ Alexandria City 4:30/5:45/7:30pm 

Girls Basketball vs. Alexandria City 4:30/5:45/7:30pm (Senior Night)

Gymnastics vs. LB, Ann, TJ @ Lake Braddock  6:00pm

Wrestling vs. Hayfield, Edison, Independence @ Hayfield 6:00pm

Indoor Track Polar Bear Meeting @ Fairfax 4:30pm

Thursday, January 25th

FR Boys and JV Girls Basketball vs. South County 5:30 (FR B) 7:00pm (JV G)

Friday, January 26th

Swim and Dive District -Dive @ Oak Marr (G-10:00am, B 1:30pm)

Swim and Dive District- Swim Prelims @ Oak Marr 5:30pm

Boys Basketball vs. West Potomac 4:30/5:45/7:30pm 

Girls Basketball @ West Potomac 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

Saturday, January 27th 

Wrestling JV Championships @ Westfield 8:00am

Swim and Dive District- Swim Finals @ Oak Marr 5:30pm

JV Indoor Track vs. Fairfax, WP, Westfield @ TJMS 7:30am

Varsity Indoor Track @ Episcopal Invitational 7:30pm

Athletic Booster Pass
Student Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.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 Weekly - January 19

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Woodson Weekly - January 19th

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.

Weekly Wrap-up AudioPTSO Tuesday Wemail
Student Recognition Webpage Important Upcoming Dates

Tuesday, January 23rd, 6-8pm - Curriculum Night for all students returning to Woodson next year

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

Friday, January 26th - Teacher Workday, No school for students

Friday, January 26th, 7pm - 35th Production of Dessert on Broadway - Purchase Tickets Here

Saturday, January 27th, 2pm & 7pm - 35th Production of Dessert on Broadway - Purchase Tickets Here

 

Woodson's Events & Activities Calendar

The complete FCPS 2023-2024 School Year Calendar

2024-25 School Year Calendar

Making plans for next school year? Don’t forget FCPS’ 2024-25 School Year Calendar is already available.

In this Issue

NEW News

1. Message from Mr. Greata
2. It's Cookie Time 
3. Academic Advising and Curriculum Night
4. Meditation and Reflective Space Updates (Formerly the Prayer Room)
5. SPIRIT Council Membership Drive
6. Library Service Learning Project
7. Calendar Reminder
8. What Families Can Do to Fight Drug Misuse
9. College and Career Center


Previous News but Still Important

10. Spring Sport Tryouts
11. Woodson Parent Book Club
12. Academy Open Houses  
13. TalkingPoints: 2-Way Messaging App
14. Laptop Tech Support Hours
15. Attendance
16. Class of 2024
17. Order Your Woodson Yearbook
18. Woodson's PTSO
19. Resources For Mental Wellness

NEW News 1. Message from Mr. Greata

Good Afternoon Woodson, 

Due to the inclement weather, this past week was short, but packed with action!  We had a full week of sports with boys basketball winning over Robinson and South County, while girls basketball and our rifle team both had wins against Robinson. The rifle team won by a mere 15 points (out of 436).  We also had a wonderful evening celebrating our swim and dive seniors at their annual pasta dinner. Congratulations to all of our athletes!

Weather permitting, we have several events this Saturday. We hope you can make a morning of it and attend two events in the Springfield area.  Our theater students will be performing The Elephant Man in the Patriot District One Act Play competition at 9:45 am at West Springfield High School.  The performance is free and open to the public.  While you are in the area, please stop by the Giant at Cardinal Forest (8320 Old Keene Mill Rd.) for Woodson Leadership’s STUFF THE TRUCK event, running from 9 am to 1 pm. All of the food donations go to the Annandale Food Site. 

Times and locations of Saturday sporting events including rifle, wrestling, swim & dive, and basketball, can be found at www.woodsonsports.com. We will update this website if weather delays or cancelations occur. 

Following this week’s disrupted schedule will be next week’s unusual schedule. I hope you find the following summary of events and school hours helpful:

  • Tuesday, the 23rd, we will be hosting our community for our annual Curriculum Night from 6 pm to 8 pm.
  • We are in need of 2,000 cookies for our leadership students, who will be handing out cookies at lunch on Tuesday, the 23rd. See below for more details and use this link to sign up.
  • Thursday, the 25th, is the last day of the 2nd quarter and is a two hour early release day.
  • On Friday, the 26th, there will be no school for students due to it being a teacher work day.
  • 7pm on Friday, the 26th, our talented students will be performing Dessert on Broadway, our high school broadway musical review. If you can’t make it on Friday for sweet tunes and sweet treats, they will be performing again at 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, the 27th. 
  • January 27th is the deadline for senior baby ad photos in the yearbook!  Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and type in Woodson’s code – 5278.
  • February 19th is the first day of spring sport tryouts. For more information on requirements, tryout times, and contacts, visit www.woodsonsports.com or stop by the Activities Office in C103.

I want to encourage families to discuss course selection with your students prior to attending Curriculum Night on Tuesday. The best schedules support a balance between academics and extracurriculars, and include a healthy mix of challenging classes, passion classes, and classes that meet graduation requirements. Two great questions for students to answer: Will you be challenged? and Will you have fun?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Stay warm, and enjoy the SNOW!


Kevin Greata
Principal
[email protected]

Audio Version of the Woodson Weekly

2. It's Cookie Time Woodson Leadership classes need your help!

On Tuesday, January 23rd, student leadership would like to have a cookie handout for all students during all lunches. In order to do so, they are in need of about 2,000 donated cookies. Cookies can be dropped off in the main office all day Monday and before 9:30am on Tuesday. All types of cookies are needed, including gluten free, peanut free, or any other common allergen free. Please have cookies separated if they differ in ingredients, so we can make sure there is no cross contamination! Cookies will be distributed between cafeterias A and B from 11:15am - 1:20pm on Tuesday, January 23rd. Thank you for your help!

Sign Up Here! 3. Academic Advising and Curriculum Night Rising 10th,11th, and 12th grade students and parents are encouraged to watch our Curriculum Night Presentation ahead of the event on January 23rd, 2024. The recording can be found here.

Academic Advising and the course selection process for 2024-2025 has begun! For more detailed information, please review the e-notify that was sent out on Wednesday, January 10th to parents and guardians of current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students. 

Important upcoming dates for Academic Advising related events: 

  • Tuesday, January 23rd: Curriculum Night: 6-8pm (for all students, and their parents/guardians, who plan to attend Woodson HS next year)
  • Monday, January 29th: Academic Advising for current Juniors begins
  • Monday, February 12th: Academic Advising for current Sophomores begins
  • Monday, February 22nd: Academic Advising for current Freshmen begins
  • Thursday, March 14th: Last day for students to make changes to course requests for next year (after this date, students will be placed on a waitlist for any course request changes)

Much of the information shared during our events related to Academic Advising can be found on our Academic Advising website. Additional detailed information about the academic advising and course selection process can be found on the Student Services Academic Advising Padlet as well. Please bookmark these sites and refer back to them throughout the next couple of months as you have conversations at home with your students regarding course selections for next year.

This week was Virginia School Principal Week!
Thank you, Mr. Greata, for your leadership, dedication, and passion. 

4. Meditation and Reflective Space Updates (Formerly the Prayer Room)

Starting in the 3rd quarter, we will be updating our procedures for the Meditation and Reflection Space (formerly the prayer room).  We are adding a parent permission component and setting a common time for the space to be used.  The space will be available between roughly 1:10 pm and 1:40 pm each day. The rationale is that this will minimize the amount of time students will be out of any single class. Only students with an approved pass will be able to use the space. To obtain an approved pass, students must fill out this form. Parents will then be contacted by an administrator. Once parent/guardian permission has been granted, students will receive a pass for the space.

5. SPIRIT Council Membership Drive

Our SPIRIT Council is looking to increase their numbers and impact at our school. The SPIRIT Council resulted from our participation in a program developed by the Department of Justice Community Relations Service, namely the Student Problem Identification & Resolution of Issues Together (School-SPIRIT) program. Our SPIRIT Council collaborates with other student and staff leaders in the school to have a positive impact on our school climate by identifying and addressing school conflicts. Our SPIRIT council will not only work in committees to fulfill that important mission, but it will also take the lead in collaborating with other clubs and leaders to support the recognition of heritage months.  We are very excited about their leadership and the leadership opportunities this will provide prospective members in helping our school lead with our diverse strengths. The SPIRIT Council will be sending out an interest form this week to students, and they will be holding their new member meeting after school on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

6. Library Service Learning Project

Woodson Library proudly announces that our Library Service Learning project of making hats and scarves will now include ECHO. ECHO is a non-profit organization that helps provide clothing to the Burke and Springfield community. 

The Woodson Library collected 48 knitted, crocheted, and round-loom knitting items, demonstrating the dedication and commitment of Woodson students. Their handmade creations will surely bring warmth and comfort to those who need it most. This project is a fantastic way for Woodson students to participate in service learning and contribute to their community. 

Parents if your student needs Service Learning hours please contact Lisa Muir at [email protected].

For the most up to date information on activities and ongoing events at Woodson, please follow us on Instagram at @woodsoncavalry and @wtwoodsonhs.

Other helpful Instagram Woodson accounts: Athletics - @woodsoncavathletics | Student Services - @wtwstudentsvcs Seniors - @wtwclassof2024 | Juniors - @wtwclassof25 Library @woodsonlibrary | College & Career Center at @wtwcareercenter PTSO is on Facebook

7. Calendar Reminder

Thursday, January 25, is the last day of the quarter and a two-hour early release for students. Also, schools are closed for students on Friday, January 26, for a teacher work day.
See the complete school year calendar.

8. What Families Can Do to Fight Drug Misuse

FCPS is committed to raising awareness about the opioid epidemic with our educators, parents/caregivers, and students. Together, we can help ensure our students thrive.

What can families do?

  • Show you disapprove of underage drinking and other drug misuse. More than 80% of young people ages 10-18 say their parents are the leading influence on their decision whether to drink. 
  • Show you care about your child’s health, wellness, and success. 
  • Show you are a good source of information about alcohol and other drugs. Find helpful resources on the FCPS Opioid Awareness webpage
  • Pay attention to your child and discourage risky behaviors. 
  • Build your child’s skills and strategies for avoiding drinking and drug use. Talk with your child about what they would do if faced with a decision about alcohol and drugs, such as texting a code word to a family member or practicing how they will say, “No thanks.”

Visit the FCPS website for more information.

Woodson athletes take on Frost MS at the Unified Special Olympics basketball game. 

9. College & Career Center

Resources for College & Career planning can be found on the Woodson College & Career Padlets. All upcoming events with registration links are listed in the Woodson Wide School Calendar. Please see highlights below.

 

January 22  |  Aviation Institute of Maintenance Lunch Info Table

January 23  |  NOVA Application Session for Seniors

January 30  |  FCPS Gap Year Fair @ Marshall HS

February 13  |  U.S. Service Academy & ROTC Program Info Night @ Madison HS

Newsletters are posted HERE. Please see highlights for this week’s newsletter below.

Highlights: Aviation Institute of Maintenance Lunch Visit, Gap Year Fair, FAFSA Support, Children's Science Center LAB Stem Summer Internship.
Scholarships: Self-nomination Scholarships, Ronald Reagan Leadership Medal, Denise Dowse Drama Scholarship, Fairfax Alliance of Black School Educators, UCB Family Epilepsy, Northern VA Community Foundation, Global Public Health, Plein Environmental Fund, Fairfax Civitan & more.
Enrichment: AMIGOS Summer Volunteer, White House Summer Youth Photography Program, Leadership in STEM, FLEET Engineering Competition, Arctic Ops Conference, Vet Med Careers, VCU Pre-Health Program, Olde Creek ES Volunteer Opportunity & more.

Previous News, but Still Important 10. Spring Sport Tryouts

Spring Sports Tryouts will start on Monday, February 19th. Please note this is Presidents' Day. In order for an athlete to be eligible to participate in tryouts, they must have Activity Registration submitted online and also have a VHSL Sports Physical turned in to our Athletic Office, prior to February 19th. 

Questions? Visit our Athletic Website or have your student stop by the Activities Office C103. 

11. 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 High School Values.

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

Please RSVP to Lisa Muir at [email protected] if you are interested. Potential Meeting times: The Last Tuesday of the Month via Zoom at 7pm. The first meeting will be held via Zoom and we can move to meet in person if preferred.

What Woodson High School Values:

D - Diversity: We celebrate one another’s positive contributions to the common good and seek a full understanding of what it means to be human.
I - Inclusion: We prioritize providing everyone with an environment where they feel welcome, wanted and valued.
V - Voice: We foster an environment that inspires and empowers individual creativity and uniqueness while hearing and valuing each story.
E - Engagement: We encourage students to discover and establish their academic and extra-curricular passions in individual and communal contexts.
R - Resilience: We traverse difficult journeys utilizing resources to navigate personal, physical, and academic challenges.
S - Strength: We support one another and are stronger as a group than as individuals.
E - Ethical Behavior: We hold each other in positive regard, interacting with one another ethically and uplifting those around us.

12. Academy Open Houses

Is your child interested in architecture and construction, information technology, or health science? FCPS high school academies will hold open houses for interested students beginning in mid-January.

An 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, or internships with local businesses. More than a dozen career fields can be explored through FCPS academies.

Learn more and find the calendar of Academy open houses.

The snow didn't stop our school from showing kindness for "Dude. Be Nice."
 week this week. Mr. Greata, Woodson Principal, braved the cold after the dismissal bell on Thursday and passed out bracelets and lollipops to students. 

13. TalkingPoints: 2-Way Messaging (Multi-Language Translation) App

Woodson Administration will be sending out new communication updates via TalkingPoints, a two-way messaging app that some have already been using, which allows parents and caregivers to communicate with teachers and schools. 

The app translates messages, so teachers and staff 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.

There are two ways families can use TalkingPoints.

  • School and teacher messages will come directly to the phone number that is registered in our system as a SMS text or through the TalkingPoints Parent App.
  • You can reply by text or through the app.

If you need to update your preferred correspondence language or phone number, contact Woodson's registrar Darlene Sheppard at [email protected].

For more information, visit the FCPS TalkingPoints webpage.

14. 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 A112/A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am

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

Thank you, Woodson HS Tech Support Team [email protected]

15. Attendance

Attendance is critical to student success in the classroom.

Parents/guardians must contact the Woodson attendance office (703-503-4800) to report all attendance matters. 

Emails and online forms will no longer be accepted to notify our school of your student’s absence, late arrivals or early dismissals.  Woodson is not monitoring or accepting any absences submitted via email, due to an excessive number of forgeries. 

For more information on attendance procedures, please visit the Woodson Attendance wepage.

703-503-4800 Attendance Office Message Line 

E107 Attendance Office location

16. Class of 2024


Visit the Class of 2024 webpage.

Parents and Guardians of Seniors - Please check your email for an important information message that went via E-Notify on Wednesday January 10th. This message reviews Senior Dues, Cap and Gown Sizing, important dates for the remainder of your seniors' school year, and other information. 

Parking Passes for the 2023-2024 school year are completely sold out!

Purchase a Class of 2024 Yard Sign Here!

17. Order Your Woodson Yearbook

Deadline for Senior Baby Ads is coming up - January 27th!

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 2024 grad. 

Reserve your copy now at the early-bird price of $70. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter Woodson’s code, 5278.

18. Woodson's PTSO

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

PTSO meetings take place the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm online. The link to join will be sent out in the PTSO WeMail on Tuesday afternoons. 

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

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

19. Resources For Mental Wellness

All FCPS high school students can access virtual therapy sessions with licensed counselors from Hazel Health at no cost.

Hazel’s therapists — who specialize in working with teens — can help students address mood/behavior changes, motivation, grief/loss, anxiety, peer and family relationships, and academic stress.

For high schoolers to participate in teletherapy services, caregivers must:

Students must be referred to therapy by a caregiver or designated school staff member.

Visit the FCPS Teletherapy webpage for more information.

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

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

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

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

Inova Emergency Services: 703-289-7560

Mobile Crisis Unit: 1-844-627-4747

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

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

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

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Woodson Athletics Week of Jan 15th

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This Weeks Schedule Monday, January 15th

No Events Scheduled

Tuesday, January 16th

Boys Basketball vs. South County 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

Girls Basketball @ South County 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

Wednesday, January 17th

Wrestling @ West Springfield  6:00pm

Gymnastics vs. Soco, LB, Ann, AC @ South County 6:00pm

Rifle vs. Robinson @ IWLA 5:00pm

Thursday, January 18th

Girls  Basketball @ Robinson 4:30/5:45/7:30pm 

Boys Basketball vs. Robinson 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

Friday, January 19th

No Events Scheduled

Saturday, January 20th 

Wrestling @ Fallout Duals (Annandale HS) 8:00am

Swim and Dive vs. Fairfax @ Oak Marr 6:00pm

Rifle vs. Centreville @ IWLA TBD

Athletic Booster Pass
Student Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

Stay Connected Friday's Woodson Weekly Message Last Week's PTSO Tuesday Message  Other Important Links

Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.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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Varsity Basketball Gate and Policies - Woodson @ Fairfax 1/11/24

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

 

Woodson @ Fairfax Entrance Gate

As we prepare for our Varsity Boys Basketball Game, January 11th  @ 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, 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, Woodson & 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!

  #CAVSTRONG #oneWoodson

 

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Woodson Athletics Week of Jan 8th

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Cavalier Athletics For more information on teams and coaches, please visit our Woodson Athletics website at

woodsonsports.com 

This Weeks Schedule Monday, January 8th

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

Basketball @ West Springfield (FR Boys/FR Girls/JV Girls) 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

Tuesday, January 9th

No Events Scheduled

Wednesday, January 10th

Wrestling vs. LB, AC, Soco @ Lake Braddock 6:00pm

Gymnastics vs. Robo, Edison, Annandale, Lewis @ Robinson 6:00pm

Thursday, January 11th

Girls  Basketball vs. Fairfax 4:30/5:45/7:30pm 

Boys Basketball @ Fairfax 4:30/5:45/7:30pm

Rifle vs. West Springfield @ IWLA 5:00pm

Friday, January 12th

Swim and Dive vs. Robinson @ Oak Marr 8:30pm

Saturday, January 13th 

Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Potomac @ Osbourn HS 5:00pm

JV Indoor track vs. LB and Robinson @ TJMS 7:30am

Indoor track @ VB Showcase 7:30am

Rifle vs. Oakton @ IWLA TBD

Athletic Booster Pass
Student Sale!

Avoid the lines! Woodson Booster Passes provide free entry to all Woodson Home regular season sporting events. 

For a limited time, a student membership is ONLY $50!

Visit our Booster Pass webpage for more information, or scan the QR Code above. 

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Woodson Athletics - www.woodsonsports.com

Activity Registrationwtwoodson-ar.rschooltoday.com

FCPS Student Athleticswww.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

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