Class of 2023 Seniors
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
Livestream Link! https://tinyurl.com/Woodson2023
Graduation Rehearsal | Wednesday May 31st | 9:45am | @ Woodson
Senior Awards Ceremony | Friday June 2nd | 9:45am | Auditorium
Prom 5/13 - Tickets go on sale 5/1!
When: May 13, 2023 7pm-11pm
Where: Westwood Country Club
Theme: Enchanted Forest
Cost: $75 per ticket
Tickets will go on sale May 1-5 and May 8-12 between both Cafeterias during All Lunches
Guest Form (please complete this form if you are bringing a guest that goes to another school)
Celebrate Your Plan Day 5/15
Celebrate Your Plan Day will be on Monday, May 15th during all lunches (11:20 am - 1:20 pm) in the Auditorium Lobby. What is your plan after High School? Employment, College, Trade School, Military Service, Gap Year...? We want to celebrate you and all of the different post-secondary plans! Celebrate Your Plan Day formerly known as Balloon Day has been a Woodson tradition for many years. Seniors will post paper balloons with their plans on the windows in the Auditorium Lobby where they will be on display until after graduation.
Senior Dues - $70 - 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
Please note that attendance is mandatory for seniors during these exams periods even if there is no final exam being given.
Thursday May 25th – 6th and 8th Period (this is a full day of school for all seniors)
Friday May 26th – 5th and 7th Period (this is a full day of school for all seniors)
Tuesday May 30th – 2nd and 4th Period (seniors are dismissed from school at 11:15am, after 4th period)
May 31st – 1st Period - following directly after this last exam will be Grad Rehearsal, Laptop Return, and Cap & Gown Pickup (seniors are dismissed from school after they have returned their laptop and pick up their cap & gown)
Senior Awards Ceremony 6/2
Senior Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 2, 2023, 9:45 – 11:15 am in the Woodson Auditorium. We look forward to celebrating our Class of 2023 by recognizing U.S. Service Academy appointments and ROTC scholarships, military enlistments and academic achievements, as well as our Woodson faculty and leadership awards. Seniors who report a scholarship in our SURVEY (due on May 22) will have their name and scholarship (but not the amount) listed on a rolling slide and in our printed program. We ask that Seniors only report scholarships that they are actually using. All seniors are invited to join us at our Senior Award Ceremony to celebrate their classmates. Personal invitations will go out to students who are receiving an award on stage no later than May 24th. Dress code for our Senior Award Ceremony is Business Casual.
WTW Pyramid Grad Walks
Little Run - Thursday, June 1st 2:30pm Fairfax Villa - Friday, June 2nd at 3pm Olde Creek - Friday, June 2nd 2:30pm Oak View – Monday, June 5th at 10:30am Canterbury Woods - Monday, June 5th at 2:30pm Mantua – Monday, June 5th 2:30pm Wakefield Forest – June 5th 2:30pm
Cav Cruise - All Night Grad Party
Cav Cruise Tickets
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 $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.
Graduation Images - Victor O'Neill Photography
Victor O'Neill Studios will be capturing your school's Graduation Event with high quality images. We offer a variety of images and products available for viewing/purchasing after the event.
To be notified of these Graduation Day images- please text WOODSONGRAD23 to 90738 and opt-in to receiving gallery communications via text message. If you prefer, you can also enter your mobile phone number at https://galleries.photoday.io/gallery/WOODSONGRAD23 to subscribe to notifications.
Images from the event tend to go online roughly 5 business days after the event. Once you've viewed/purchased the images- it's easy to opt-out from further texting.
These images are not the same as your Senior portraits and will not be available in that gallery.
Victor O'Neill Studios is proud to photograph your Graduation event but does not have any information regarding the event, tickets, location etc. Please reach out to your school for any Graduation related information.
For questions related to Graduation Images- please email @email. Please do not reply to this email address. Thank you!
Graduation Ceremony Livestream Link
To order the official Graduation Ceremony video, please visit this link or scan the qr code below
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.
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
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.
FCPS Google Workspace Info
As you prepare to graduate from FCPS, it’s important to know that your FCPS Google Workspace account will be automatically deactivated the day after your last full day of enrollment. Once your account is deactivated, you will not be able to login to your FCPS Google account or access your FCPS Gmail.
It is important that you download any files you wish to keep before your last day of school in FCPS.
Instructions for downloading your Google data are on the Google Workspace Information for Students and Parents page of the FCPS website. Please work with the tech support team at your school if you have questions.
IT Service Desk
Senior Class Administrator
- Paula DiSalvo
- [email protected]
- Administrative Assistant | Darlene Sheppard [email protected]
- [email protected]
- 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.