Class of 2023 Seniors
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It’s your senior year of high school, and there are only a few short months left to enjoy it! You’ve spent the past four years dreaming about graduating, and the day is so close. Before long you will be off to college and life’s adventure. Make your last year at Woodson your best. By now, you know the many resources available to you and we encourage you to use them. If you are struggling or unsure of what to do next, speak to your parents, teachers, or counselor. They are all here to help you make the best decisions.
Senior year is an important one. Enjoy your last year of high school, you deserve it, and always stay on track, don't lose your motivation, and don't get lazy about school. Everything you do now will affect your future.
Graduation for the Class of 2023 | Tuesday June 6th | 7:30pm | EagleBank Arena
Graduation Rehearsal | Wednesday May 31st | 9:45am | @ Woodson
Senior Awards Ceremony | Friday June 2nd | 9:45am | Auditorium
Senior Dues - Required
Class of 2023 Senior Dues are $70.
These dues cover items such as graduation cap and gown, diploma cover, programs and other graduation day items and costs. Senior dues may be paid online using MySchoolBucks. Directions on how to pay can be found HERE. If you choose to send in a check, please make sure it is made out to Woodson High School and that your student’s full name is written in the memo section so that we can match the payment with your Senior.
Please know that when prom tickets go on sale in May, seniors must have any outstanding course fees, library fees, and unpaid parking tickets paid or cleared before they are permitted to purchase prom tickets. By graduation rehearsal in June, seniors will also need to have any unreturned textbooks and school issued laptops/chargers returned, and senior dues paid, before they can receive their cap & gown.
Outstanding items that seniors may have will be communicated to seniors and parents starting in April, with the exception of missing senior dues which will have notifications sent out throughout the school year.
Senior Final Exam Schedule
Thursday May 25th – 6th and 8th Period
Friday May 26th – 5th and 7th Period
Tuesday May 30th – 2nd and 4th Period
May 31st – 1st Period - Following directly after this last exam will be Grad Rehearsal, Laptop Return and Cap & Gown Pickup
Cav Cruise - All Night Grad Party
Cav Cruise Tickets - Price goes up March 1st!
What is Cav Cruise? The Cav Cruise is an FCPS sanctioned alcohol and drug free ALL-NIGHT GRAD PARTY for the Woodson class of 2023 graduates. The party is held the night of graduation (June 6th), from 11:00pm – 5:00am at The St. James in Springfield where the kids enjoy a night of fun, food, games and prizes galore!
What will you be able to do there? Football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, yard games, obstacle course, swimming, climbing structures, trampolines, ropes course, nerf battle zone, caricature artists, photo booth and, of course, the famous Casino! Fabulous food and drinks are also included!
Tickets are $80 through February 28, price goes up to $100 March 1-May 31. The ticket price includes entry to The St. James, $25,000 in Cav Cash to be used at the Casino and 3 raffle tickets for fabulous prizes! Click HERE to purchase tickets!
ATTENTION Senior Parents!
Are you looking forward to graduation at Eagle Bank Arena??
Enjoy it even more with VIP seats!
The names of 10 lucky people will be drawn and will win 8 amazing seats!
Click HERE to enter the raffle for prime seating!
This is a fundraiser for Cavalier Cruise (All Night Grad Party!)
Cav Cruise Fundraiser
The Woodson Cavalier Cruise Committee (ALL NIGHT GRAD PARTY)
cordially invites you to celebrate the graduating class of 2023 by taking part in a fundraiser like no other!
Join us for a fabulous evening of fundraising…
Any night you choose. In the comfort of your home.
Relaxing in your favorite chair. Wearing your comfiest clothes.
All you need is your checkbook!
What you DON’T have to do:
sell anything, buy anything, eat anything, bake anything or talk to anyone
What you DO have to do:
sit back, relax, binge-watch Netflix and write a 100% tax deductible check to the Woodson Cav Cruise. Oh, and hope you are the winner of wonderful Great American Restaurant gift cards!
EagleBank Arena Venue Information
The address is 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA 22030 and directions can be found here: https://www.eaglebankarena.com/article/maps-directions
- Handicap accessible seats- EagleBank Arena provides accessible seating and it will be available on a first-come, first-seated basis. When you enter the building, you are on row F. This row has no stairs to climb. Rowes E, F, and G will be reserved for those patrons that cannot navigate stairs and one family member for each patron. Eagle bank asks that only one family member sit with the person since the seating is limited. There is ample seating near theses sections for other family members. If anyone is in a wheelchair, EagleBank has available wheelchair seating in each corner of the course.
- There are no tickets for Graduation. Seating is on a first come, first seated basis and there are plenty of seats at Eagle Bank to accommodate graduates family and friends.
- Items Prohibited at Eagle bank include the following (There will be a bag check for ALL guests.):
- Outside food and beverage
- Bottles, cans, containers, and coolers
- Selfie sticks or tripods
- Illegal drugs
- Laser Pointers
- Noisemaking devices (i.e. whistles, air horns, drums, horns, etc.)
- Banners or Flags
- Silly String
- Any size pole or stick (medical aids such as canes/crutches permitted)
- Projectiles, including frisbees, footballs, and inflatable balls
- Audio/video equipment
- Professional photography equipment
- Skateboards, Rollerblades, and Hoverboards
- Un-approved pamphlets, handouts, ads, etc.
**EagleBank Arena management reserves the right to prohibit any other item which is deemed unsafe or inappropriate. Prohibited items will not be accepted at the arena for safekeeping. Please leave all prohibited items secured inside your vehicle or at home.
- Parking- Parking is available in lots A, L, and K based on availability
- After graduation- Parents will meet graduates outside the North side of the building. No re-entry will be allowed for graduates.
Senior Portraits & Panoramic Picture - Victor O'Neill
Senior Portraits at Woodson have now been completed for the Class of 2023.
If you have any questions about ordering - please email @email
Senior Panoramic Picture occurred on October 18th during Return Periods
To purchase a senior panoramic picture please visit https://vando.imagequix.com/s1974377092
If you have questions, please email @email
Portraits That Already Occurred:
Senior Session A - Date(s): July 5th - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm July 6th-8th - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Session B - Date(s): August 11th & 12th - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Session C - Date(s): November 14th & 15th 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm; December 1st, 2nd & 7th 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
When: May 13, 2023 7pm-11pm
Where: Westwood Country Club
Cost: $75 - Tickets will go on sale May 1-5 and May 8-12 between both Cafeterias during All Lunches
Cap & Gown Ordering
Senior students submitted their Cap and Gown sizing during a Senior Class presentation on Wednesday, September 7th. The information form was also published within the Class of 2023 Schoology group for students.
The form only allows one submission per student, so if the form doesn't allow them to view it, then that means they have submitted it already.
If your student is unsure if they submitted the form, please have them see Mrs. Pugnetti in the Activities Office (C103)
Families - Do not wait until the new year to order Graduation Announcements for your Senior! In order for the vendor to print the embossed announcements, we must hit a certain amount of orders before their warehouse closes the order portal.
View Jostens - Woodson specific ordering portal here
Preorder Your Yearbook!
Preorder Deadline: April 29, 2023
Don't miss out - reserve your students copy of the Yearbook today! Preordering is the only way to guarantee a copy of the Yearbook. Limited copies will be for sale in person on distribution day and for an additional cost.
Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and type in Woodson's code - 5278.
Purchase a brick to be engraved for your student/family and installed in the front courtyard plaza of the school. These bricks will be intermixed with the regular paver bricks in the courtyard. DEADLINE TO ORDER IS APRIL 17th, 2023
Order a Legacy Brick here!
Winter Senior Parent Meeting
The Winter in-person Senior Parent Meeting occurred on November 7th. The presentation can be found here.
We will hold a Spring Parent Meeting sometime in April.
Senior Class Administrator
- Paula DiSalvo
- [email protected]
- Administrative Assistant | Darlene Sheppard [email protected]
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- Josh Peters
- [email protected]
- Graduation Administrative Assistants | Alexa Pugnetti [email protected] | Casey Delaney [email protected]
- [email protected]
Senior Class Sponsors
- Mike Schneider
- Stephanie Pollack
Senior Class Student Council
- Owen Friedman - Chair
- Opal Cohen
- Sam Curry
- Emma Falardeau
- Lynn Tong
Show Your Cavalier Spirit!
Family Connection 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. Family Connection 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.