WTW PTSO WeMail for the Week Beginning May 22, 2017, Issue No. 35

In this Issue


What’s New?

  1. Choral Booster Updates
  2. College Survival Kits for Class Of 2017
  3. Final Call for Senior Photos – Deadline 5/26/2017

Don’t Forget!

     4. Career Center Seeking Volunteers

     5. Senior Parents: Food Donations Are Needed at Baccalaureate

     6. Underclassmen/Parents are Needed to Help at June 18 Baccalaureate

     7. WeMail Guidelines

     8. Workshops and Resources to Benefit Parents, Teachers and Students

All Night Grad Party/Cav Cruise for Seniors

Sports Highlights

Emergency Information


The calendars below contain items for the next couple weeks submitted by clubs, booster associations, and the school community. W.T. Woodson publishes the official school calendar, which includes the ODD/EVEN Calendar and the Testing Calendar at https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/.

Athletic Calendar for May 22-27 is at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/bulletins/19c57da. Scheduled events are subject to change; consider checking the schedule before heading out: Hotline 703.503.4683 / http://www.wtwoodsonsports.org/.

School Calendar

What’s New? 

1. Choral Booster Updates

Please join us for our Spring Chorus Concert on Wednesday, 5/31/17 @ 7:00PM in the auditorium.

Monday, 6/5/17 Chorus End of the Year Celebration and Banquet. Sign up via the Chorus website to volunteer and RSVP.

2. College Survival Kits for Class Of 2017

Campus Survival Kits is offering parents the opportunity to purchase certificates for college care packages that can be redeemed in the fall after your graduating senior heads to campus. When you purchase the certificates, the Cav Cruise All-Night Grad Party will receive 15% of each sale right now. You can even purchase multiple certificates if you have more than one child in college, and it's also a great option for grandparents, aunts, uncles and other relatives to support their favorite student and helps us in the process…just make sure you specify Woodson HS as the all night grad party to receive the credit. BUY NOW: http://www.campussurvivalkits.com/ang/grad

3. Final Call for Senior PhotosDeadline 5/26/2017

We are finishing up the senior video, and will be accepting photos until Friday, May 26. We are looking for non-copyright photos that contain multiple Woodson seniors – think group prom pictures. Please also identify everyone in the photos, and the event. Please send photos (.jpg format) to Maribeth Luftglass at cavcruisephotos@woodsonptso.org.

Don’t Forget! 

4. Career Center Seeking Volunteers

The W.T. Woodson College and Career Center is looking for volunteers for the 2017-18 school year. This is a perfect opportunity for parents of WTW Freshmen and Sophomores to help provide opportunities for WTW students as they learn what they need to know before their student starts the post-secondary search. We ask for a commitment of 2-2.5 hours/week for the academic year (and for help with a couple of big events). Register as soon as possible and select all of the time slots that will work with your schedule at http://tinyurl.com/17-18WTW-CC-Volunteer. Registration will close on 9 June. Registrants will be contacted before school ends.

5. Senior Parents: Your Food Donations are Needed at Baccalaureate Reception

We hope you have the Sunday, June 18th Baccalaureate on your calendar! The ceremony and reception are from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Woodson. After the ceremony, we will be hosting a reception in Cafeteria A for seniors and their families. We are asking senior parents to donate a dessert or other items. Signup to help at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449afac2b0-wtwclass

6. Underclassmen are Needed to Help Set-up, Serve, Clean-up at June 18 Baccalaureate Reception

After the Baccalaureate Service, we will be hosting a reception in Cafeteria A for seniors and their families, and we need your help to make our Baccalaureate Reception a success. We are asking underclassman and their parents to volunteer to set-up, clean-up and serve for the reception. Signup to help at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449afac2b0-wtwclass

7. WeMail Guidelines

Include “Wemail” in the subject and email submissions to woodsonWEMail@woodsonptso.org by 5pm on the Friday prior to Monday’s publication. Click here for complete guidelines. 

8. Workshops and Resources to Benefit Parents, Teachers, and Students

We are committed to providing and sharing programs and information to help parents, teachers and students navigate high school and beyond. The wide range of issues includes but is not limited to: coping with stress; homework resources; special education, ADHD support, technology strategies, mental illness, suicide prevention; drug use, addiction and overdose; and under-age drinking. More information on the various organizations can be found under the PARENT RESOURCES tab on the PTSO website.

All Night Grad Party/Cav Cruise 2017 - June 20, 11pm-5am at Oak Marr Rec Center 

It takes over 300 volunteers to make Cav Cruise a success. Sign-up to volunteer at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aafaf2ca20-woodson. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities the day before, during, and after the Cav Cruise for senior and underclass parents, and underclass students (earn your community service hours). Additional details regarding each opportunity as well as points of contact are included at the Sign-up Genius site.  

Cav Cruise Food and Drink - We have a lot of hungry mouths to feed all night. Any donations are greatly appreciated. Sign-up to donate at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aafaf2ca20-food

The WT Woodson PSTO would like to extend a great big THANK YOU to the Fairfax Best Western! They have generously donated a complimentary room to the “Amazing Hypnotist” Richard Barker in support of the Cav Cruise. Mr. Barker is a nationally renowned hypnotist (check him out here - http://incrediblehypnotist.com).

Register your graduate today at: http://www.woodsonptso.org/register.html

Visit http://woodsonptso.org/cavalier-cruise.html often for updates.

Sports Highlights

Boys Lacrosse

With States on the line the Cavs hosted Westfield. The Cavs took 5-0 lead with Miller scoring 1st, Solomon and Bower adding 2 goals each. The Bulldogs scored twice. Kim made 3 straight saves before Bower added goal. Miller had stunning goal, stealing attempted clear at midfield and firing into open net. The game was back and forth but Yost scored off Solomon pass for 10-5 halftime lead. Bulldogs pulled to 11-7 but Olson scored and Shin scored off faceoff. The Cavs led 14-8 after 3. The Bulldogs scored 2 quick goals and went man-up but Eby stole pass to kill penalty. Bulldogs scored at 5:24 cutting lead to 14-11. Stedham forced turnover stopping Bulldogs. Olson and Solomon took beating holding ball. Solomon flung the ball skyward celebrating CAVS win and State qualification. Shin won 14 face-offs. Kim 12 saves. Solomon 4 goals, Bower 3 goals, Miller 2 goals-4 assists.

Girls Lacrosse

After a 25-0 win in the first round of regional playoffs, Woodson faced Centreville who boasts the highest ranked scorer and goalie in the DC Metro area. The Cavs started strong with Logan Dougherty (3G/1A/2GB) and Cassia Kruse (2G/1A/1DC/2GB) getting on the board, but after five minutes the score was tied 2-2. Goals by Margaret Stephan (2G/3DC/4GB), Meredith Mackay (1G/1A) and Natalie Gates (1G/1A/3DC) put us to six but Centreville’s dominant attackers kept finding openings. The Cavs gained momentum in the second half scoring five goals to get to 12-13 but after Centreville time-out the tide went the other direction. Despite winning 77% of draw-controls and take-aways by Emma Vinall (2G/15DC/2GB), Margaret Stephan and Carlie Hartung (1G), and strong defense by Sydney Andes, Rachel Williams, Georgia Rafter and Sarah Wilson, Centreville gained a five-goal lead and held possession for the 17-12 win, ending an excellent 14-1-1 season for the Cavs.

Varsity Softball

WTW’s softball season came to an end this week, but we have a very good nucleus of players to be excited about next year. It’s going to be hard to replace our seniors, but the rest of the team will be back, with some JV players ready to make the move to Varsity. This is how we expected a team this young to play. They just started playing together with new teammates and new coaches. You cannot properly build a team in one year. You can't teach everything the girls need to know. When you look at most teams in our conference, there might be one or two freshmen that make an impact, we expected 7, and they did. We won 5 more games this year than last. Next season with this group of players returning, the Cavaliers are looking to improve from a 6-13 record. Every year is a challenge with Lake Braddock and South County in our conference, now add in Fairfax and Robinson, but with these girls returning there should be some excitement to look forward to next spring. 


On the Second Day of the Virginia Scholastic Rowing Championships, five WTW boats advanced to Finals, two boats captured medals, and four boats received invitations to race at the Scholastic Rowing Association of America (SRAA) National Championships! Woodson’s total medal count is 45, as eight boats made the State Finals the last two weekends. Men’s 1st Varsity 8+ won their heat and won Bronze in the Final, earning an automatic bid to Nationals! Congrats to Trevor von Christierson, Colin McCarthy, Jack Ning, Miles Knight, Joe Korn, Adrian Michel, Ethan Kutia, Michael Boyle, Gwen Cameron (coxswain). Women’s Lightweight 8+ won Bronze in the Final, garnering a Nationals bid! Congrats to Sara Chan, Joy Kim, Kathryn Taheri, Reagan Smith, Mya Rowe, Katlyn Howard, Sierra Boucher, Sophie Mills, Haley Cole (coxswain). Men’s 2nd Varsity 8+ won their heat, finished 4th in the Final, and were invited to Nationals. Women’s 1st Varsity 8+ placed 2nd in their heat, 5th in the Final, and were also invited to Nationals. Women’s Lightweight 4+ placed 3rd in their heat and 5th in the Final. Women’s First Varsity 4+ finished 6th in their heat. Next week, WTW Crew competes at the fabled Stotesbury Regatta in Philadelphia! 

Thanks to our Boosters: HB Services, Elhady Orthodontics, Chick-Fil-A, Cruise Planners, Paisano’s Pizza.

Emergency Information 

Call 911 in case of a life-threatening emergency; 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)

CrisisText: Text NEEDHELP to 85511

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

(The Woodburn Center 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.)