New Student Orientation

Welcome to W.T. Woodson High School - Home of the Cavaliers! 

Cav Kickoff, our new student orientation/open house will be held on Thursday, August 19th from 12:30pm - 4pm.  More details will be shared later this summer.

We know that transitioning into high school or a new school in general can be overwhelming at times.  We have created several resources for you to view to help ease that transition.  Here we are a community that supports all students and families to find their home at Woodson, as we are #oneWoodson.  If you have any questions, please reach out to any of the administration or your counselor, we are here to help!


New Student Orientation Schedule

Bus Transportation to Cav Kickoff

Transportation will be provided from the following elementary schools to and from New Student Orientation and Cav Kickoff:

  • Canterbury Woods - Depart at 11:45a.m.
  • Wakefield Forest - Depart at 12:05p.m.
  • Little Run - Depart at 12:20p.m.
  • Mantua - Depart at 11:45a.m.
  • Olde Creek - Depart at 12:15p.m.
  • Fairfax Villa - Depart at 11:45a.m.
  • Oak View - Depart at 12:10p.m.

Out of boundary students will have transportation provided from the following high schools to and from New Student Orientation and Cav Kickoff:

  • Chantilly – Depart at 12:00p.m.
  • Edison – Depart at 12:00p.m.
  • Robinson – Depart at 12:00p.m.
  • South Lakes – Depart at 12:00p.m.

Students will be able to ride the bus back to their feeder elementary schools after enjoying some time at Cav Kickoff.  Buses will depart Woodson at approximately 4:00p.m.

Student Arrival 12:15pm - 12:30pm

Students may walk, bike, get dropped off or take the bus to Cav Kickoff.

Students will be picked up at the elementary school closest to their home. For locations and schedule see Bus Transportation to Cav Kickoff.

New Student Orientation 12:30pm - 1:30pm

9th and 10th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in a new student orientation.  They will meet key members of the Woodson team, learn important information for the first day of school and have the opportunity to ask questions.  

Parent Meeting 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Parents will meet in Cavalier Hall to hear about:

1) Schoology


3) Athletics and Activities

4) Hear from other parents 

Open House 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Parents and students will be able to walk around the building to see where their classes are located and to also meet their teachers.  This is meant to be a quick meet and greet as more details about the courses will be in the Back to School Night Presentations.  Students will also have the opportunity to practice opening a locker before the first day of school.  

Clubs and Activities 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Students and parents can walk around and visit our various clubs at Woodson High School.  Connecting to the school in ways other than their classes is good for all students and enriches the high school experience.  

Buses Depart 4:00pm

Students who need to ride the bus home can find their assigned bus in the front of the school.  An announcement will be made letting the students know the buses will be leaving.  Student who are staying for the Cav Kickoff and/or the football scrimmage will need to get a ride home from a family member or a friend.  

Cav Kickoff - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Come and join us for games and food on our outside basketball courts located near entrance 5.  Bring cash to enjoy Food Trucks that will be available, along with our Softball team selling dinner packs for $5. 

Athletic Boosters will be set up in the Main Gym showing off all of their Woodson spirit wear for sale, so you can purchase gear right then and there. They accept cash, check or credit card. 

Athletic Events Starting at 6:00pm

Join us at the Football Stadium for a scrimmage vs. Langley at 6pm.  Or on the Aux Turf Field to watch Field Hockey take on TJ, JV at 6pm and Varsity at 7:30pm. Or stay cool inside the Main Gym for Volleyball vs. McLean at 6pm. There is no charge for any athletic events this day. 

A sneak peek into Woodson

Meet Your Administrators

Meet your administrators.  You can click through each of their videos to learn more about what they do at Woodson HS. 

Meet Our Student Services Staff

Meet your school counselor.  You can listen to your counselor to find out how they can support you at Woodson.  

Learn About Our School

Clubs & Activities

Watch to learn more about our Clubs, Activities and Athletics  - Activities

Fall Sports Tryouts:

Thursday July 29, 2021 - Golf

Monday August 2, 2021 - All Other Fall Sports

* Sports Physical must be turned in to Athletic Trainer AND Activity Registration (online database) must also be submitted before a student can participate in tryouts! *

Math Center

Find out what the math center is all about.  Math Center

Writing Center

Stop by (virtually) and see what the writing center is all about.  Writing Center


Find out about our attendance office from Mr. Brooks - Attendance

Study Skills

Join Mrs. Kinne and Ms. Forney for some very useful tips on note taking, studying and organizing yourself for the upcoming year.

Focused Note Taking

Processing, Summarizing and Applying Notes

Active Study Strategies

Organization, Time Management and Advocacy




Click here to learn more about our library.

Cav Congress

Hear from our Equity Leads about our work with our clubs around equity at Woodson - Cav Congress

View Our Bell Schedules

  • Assistant Principal, HS

    Administrative Assistant: Gina D'Angelo | 703-503-4602

    Administrator for:  Student Last Names: Lef - Rom (9th - 11th Grade) I McB-Saz (12th Grade)

    Department Administrator for: Social Studies, Deaf & Hard of Hearing (DHoH), Interpreters, Instructional Assistants, Learning Services, and Multiple Disabilities (MD)