Woodson Weekly - April 22nd

Woodson Weekly

Woodson Weekly -
April 22nd

Woodson Weekly is published every Friday to provide the community with important information about school life at Woodson High School.

Vision Statement

We are a school community where all students have purpose and value!

Military Wear Red Day

Woodson celebrated the Month of The Military Child this week. Today we wore red to remember everyone deployed.

Important Upcoming Dates

Saturday, April 30th - Woodson 5K

Saturday, April 30th - FanQuest rescheduled

Monday, May 2nd - Religious and Cultural Observation - Eid al Fitr

Tuesday, May 3rd - Celebrate Your Plan Day (see College & Career Center item #17 below)

Saturday, May 7th - Senior Prom, Westwood Country Club 7-11pm

Tuesday, May 24th - Last Day for Seniors

Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st at 2pm - Class of 2022 Graduation, EagleBank Arena

NEW News

In this Issue

NEW News
1. Message from Dr. Floyd
2. 3rd Quarter Report Cards
3. AP Testing begins May 2nd
4. AP Exam Attendance Procedures - Form due Monday, April 25th
5. Spring SOL Testing
6. SOL Season - Personal Electronic Devices are Prohibited
7. Course Requests Mailed Home
8. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?
9. Yoga Teacher Needed
10. Senior Prom - Tix and Details
11. All Night Grad Party - Cav Cruise
12. 2022 Governor's World Language Academy Invitations
13. Record a Message for Teacher Appreciation Week
14. Woodson 5K on April 30th
15. FanQuest on April 30th
16. Move4Mental Health on May 1st
17. College & Career Center News

PAST News, but still important 
18. Northern Virginia Community College Offering Free Classes for Graduating Seniors 
19. Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical
20. Free Prom Dresses and Suits
22. Woodson Sports Physical Night
23. Order the 2022 Yearbook!
24. How do I check my student out from school? 
25. Laptop Tech Support Hours
26. Woodson's PTSO

1. Message from Dr. Floyd

Good afternoon, Woodson Families!

We loved honoring our military students and their families with a spirit week this week.  We are so grateful for the sacrifices you all make as a family for our country.

There is a lot of information in today's Woodson Weekly and I want to highlight a few of them for you.

  • Report cards were distributed yesterday during 7th period.
  • AP Testing begins Monday, May 2nd. If a student wishes to be excused from their other classes the day of an AP Exam, an AP Testing – Excused Absence form must be completed and submitted to the Attendance Office or Student Services by 3:00pm Monday, April 25th. Items #3 and #4.
  • Course Requests for the 2022-2023 school year were mailed home. Please review these carefully and contact your students' counselor if you notice any errors. Items #7 and #8.
  • Senior Prom will be on Saturday, May 7th. This is a wonderful event for our seniors. For all the details, see item #10.

I hope you can enjoy some time outside this weekend now that the weather is getting sunnier and warmer.

Dr. Floyd

April 21st Show

Watch the April 21st edition of The Morning Show from the WTV Broadcasting Studio.

2. 3rd Quarter Report Cards

Report cards for 3rd Quarter were distributed to students during 7th period on Thursday, April 21st. 

If your student has an off-campus waiver or Academy class for 7th period, their report card is in the Student Services office for pickup.

3. AP Testing begins May 2nd

AP Testing begins Monday, May 2nd.  Here are a few reminders:

  • All students taking AM tests will meet at 7:30 a.m. in Cafeteria A. Students taking PM tests this week will meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Auditorium Lobby or near Door 7 for Cav Hall.
  • Students should eat before arriving for the test. Students who have 2 tests in one day need to bring a quick lunch to eat between the exams. All students are encouraged to bring a snack to place on a table in the exam room but may not have any food or drink while testing.
  • No electronic devices of any kind are allowed in the testing room (unless the test allows for an approved calculator).
  • Students need to bring two #2 pencils and a blue/black pen to your exam. No mechanical pencils, highlighters or colored pens are allowed.
  • Please contact the AP teacher if you have any other questions.

4. AP Exam Attendance Procedures

Students taking an AP Exam will be marked TST during the exam time.

If a student wishes to be excused from their other classes the day of an AP Exam, an AP Testing – Excused Absence form must be completed and submitted to the Attendance Office or Student Services by 3:00PM Monday, April 25th. These green forms can be picked up in Student Services or the Attendance Office.

Due to the volume of work the attendance office has on a daily basis, this form is the only way to request late arrivals and early releases for AP testing: emails and phone calls can NOT be accepted. Also, because of the time required to input this data for hundreds of requests, it is important the form is turned in by Monday, April 25th. Any form received after the deadline will be processed when time allows which may be after a student’s exam which would impact the daily callout messages.

Taylor Cho - Artist

Amazing Senior artwork on display this week.

5. Spring SOL Testing

Students will be taking Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course (EOC) assessments between May 13 and May 20, 2022. All SOL assessments are taken in-person at school.

Friday, May 13th – Chemistry, Geosystems, World History 2, USVA History
Monday, May 16th – English Reading
Wednesday, May 18th – Geometry
Thursday, May 19th – Algebra 1, Algebra 2
Friday, May 20th – Biology

Teachers will communicate specific testing details to students based on their individual assessment needs. If you become aware of an unavoidable conflict that could result in your student missing a testing day, please notify Woodson’s Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee (kpguinee@fcps.edu).

If you have questions about SOL testing, please contact your student’s school counselor or Woodson's Assessment Coach, Kathleen Guinee at kpguinee@fcps.edu.

6. SOL Season - Personal Electronic Devices are Prohibited

As SOL season is approaching, we want to remind families that electronic personal devices of any kind (phones, watches, etc.) are prohibited inside the SOL testing environment.  

Please be aware that any personal devices carried into the testing environment will be subject to the school’s established procedures for addressing this as a test security concern.  In past instances, a student’s access to a personal device in the testing environment has been identified as attempted cheating, please don’t let this happen to you!

Let’s work together to create a positive and safe testing environment for everyone.

For the full testing schedule, please visit the Woodson Testing Calendar site.

Bella Kratch Art Show

7. Course Requests Mailed Home

All students have had an opportunity to complete academic advising for the 2022-2023 school year. Staffing for next year’s courses is dependent on student course selections. 

We mailed home a copy of your child’s course requests for next year to ensure that we have accurate course enrollment numbers. Courses listed are as of April 1st, as March 31st was the deadline to request any changes for next year. Please review the course requests selected carefully, and contact your child’s counselor ASAP if there are any errors. Course requests can always be viewed online in SIS ParentVUE or StudentVUE (click “Course Request” on the menu on the left hand side). 

If there are no errors on your child’s course request list then you do not need to contact the counselor. If your child applied for an Academy class, he/she should have received an email from the Academy to their FCPSschools account notifying them of whether they were accepted or not. If accepted, the academy class will be added to your child’s course request list in the coming days (but may not be reflected on the list that was mailed home). If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor.

8. Underclass Students - Will You Be Returning to Woodson Next Year?

If you will not be attending Woodson HS this fall, please let Woodson Student Services know now. Please click here and fill out this form. This form was also mailed home with course requests for next year.

If your student intends to attend Woodson next year, there is no need to complete or return the form.

Student Services will make sure all transcripts and records are forwarded to your child’s new school so his/her file is complete.  If you have any questions, please contact Woodson registrar Casey Delaney at 703-503-4622 or cdelaney@fcps.edu.

9. Yoga Teacher Needed

Hey Day is Tuesday, May 3rd.  The Leadership class is looking for a few parents who are willing to come to school and lead a yoga session during the festivities. 

The session will be held on the football field, starting around 10:00 a.m.  If you’re interested in leading a session, please contact Lynn Schmauder at plschmauder@fcps.edu

Thank you for your support.

Senior Prom

10. Senior Prom - Tix and Details

The Woodson Senior Prom, the Golden Gala, will be held on Saturday, May 7th at Westwood Country Club (800 Maple Ave E, Vienna) from 7pm-11pm.

Prom tickets go on sale on Monday, April 25th during all lunches and will be sold until Friday, May 6th. Tickets are $65 each and will be purchased through Etix. Students can purchase tickets with debit or credit cards, cash, or check (made to Woodson High School).

Other student financial obligations must be met before a student is able to purchase their ticket or a ticket is purchased for them, including parking tickets, library fees, senior dues, course fees and tech fees.

If you plan to bring a guest to prom who is not a Woodson student, please complete the Prom Guest Application and turn it in to your administrator by Wednesday, May 4th for approval.

Prom Guest Applications must be approved before a ticket can be purchased for the guest. Forms may be picked up from the main office.

11. All Night Grad Party - Cav Cruise

Attention: All Freshman, Sophomore, Junior AND Senior Parents and Guardians - Volunteers Needed!

We need all hands on deck to volunteer at the Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party!  The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee is planning a fun-filled celebration for the Graduates of the Class of 2022 on Tuesday, May 31st, and we need over 200 volunteers to make this event a success.  Sign up to volunteer using this link:


What is Cav Cruise?

Have you heard about Woodson's Cav Cruise All Night Graduation Party, but don't understand what the buzz is all about? Click Here to See For Yourself! Cav Cruise is a drug-free, alcohol-free all night graduation party to celebrate our Seniors! We'll be celebrating at South Run Rec Center this year! 

Each senior who wants to attend needs to purchase a ticket which includes an all night grad party with casino games, hypnotist, swimming pool, music, food, and lots of prizes! Your senior won't want to miss the party of the year!  Early registration is very helpful to the Cav Cruise Planning Committee - please buy your ticket in advance! Tickets are $100. Cav Cruise: May 31 - June 1: 11:00pm - 5:00am. Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

Talissa W - Artist

12. 2022 Governor's World Language Academy Invitations

Congratulations to the following students who were invited to the 2022 Governor's World Language Academy this summer.

Yilin Tan for French
Zoe Fenner for Spanish
Mia Kim for Spanish

13. Record a Message for Teacher Appreciation Week

The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, you can submit a recorded message thanking and celebrating FCPS’s amazing teachers and staff. Please submit your recording (up to 60 seconds) by noon on Wednesday, April 27

Your video message may be selected to share with our teachers and community on the FCPS website and social media channels throughout Teacher Appreciation Week. 

Surprising our teachers and staff with these messages of gratitude and support is part of the fun so keep your contribution under wraps until May.

More information and a submission form are available online. Please be aware, the submission form requires a Google account. If you do not have a Google account and wish to be part of the celebration, share your messages on social media and tag us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Leadership Breakfast Awards

This week students leaders from clubs, sports and organizations were recognized at a Student Leaders Appreciation Breakfast. Mr. Checkosky delivered remarks and thanked the students for their dedication and leadership. 

14. Woodson 5K on April 30th

It’s time to register for the 12th Annual Woodson 5k Community Walk/Run on Saturday, April 30th at 8:30am at Woodson HS.  All proceeds benefit The Trevor Project, which is the leading advocate for LGBTQ youth mental health in the United States.

Woodson students and staff can register for just $20 – only through MySchoolBucks.

Registration will take place up until race time. The event begins and ends outside of entrance #1. Every participant receives a Woodson 5K shirt.

If you want to mail the registration form directly to Woodson, use the form located on Schoology.

Register on-line –  https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Fairfax/WTWoodson5k

Register on MySchoolbucks – Woodson Student Registration

Questions?  djschaefer@fcps.edu

15. FanQuest on April 30th!

FanQuest has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 30th at Woodson HS.  Come out and watch Woodson’s Special Olympics Unified Basketball team play Robinson Secondary School! 

Unified is a model of Special Olympics where student athletes with disabilities and their same-aged peers play alongside one another on one unified team. This differs from Special Olympics because that model only has athletes with disabilities. With the support from our Woodson Buddies and Partnership class, Woodson HS has a strong Unified team and we participate in Soccer, Basketball and Track and Field. FanQuest is the culminating event for both Special Olympics and Unified Basketball.

Move4Mental Health

16. Move4Mental Health

Our Minds Matter, in collaboration with Fairfax County Public Schools, will be hosting an upcoming Move for Mental Health event on Sunday, May 1st. From 10:30am-1:00pm, the event will feature a dedicated route to walk, run, bike, or wheel, live performances, and self-care stations. FCPS students receive community service hours for participating. 

The event will take place at Mason District Park: 6621 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003

Visit bit.ly/move4mentalhealth to register for FREE.

17. College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder (padlets are also linked there). Parents can access the Student Services Course through their student’s Schoology account. Please email me at cliebmosley@fcps.edu if you need help with Schoology.

  • Junior Focus Events for the Class of 2023 (unless otherwise noted, please sign up in Naviance):
    Apprenticeships by the Dept of Labor & Industry in the Career Center, April 25, 10:15 am – 11:15 am (this event is also open to 10th and 12th graders)
    Virtual College Panel for Students & Families, Apr 26 at 7 pm (Link will be sent out closer to the date)
    Senior College Panel in CAV Hall, April 27, 10:15 am – 11:15 am
    Questions? Please email cliebmosley@fcps.edu or come by the Career Center.
  • Are you interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies? Virtual Academy Day 2022 with Senator Warner is this Saturday, April 23, 10 am – 12:30 pm. This event will give a comprehensive overview of the U.S. Services Academies and their admission processes. For more information, please visit here.
  • Attention Class of 2022! Please mark your calendar for our Celebrate Your Plan Day on Tuesday, 3 May 2022 during All Lunches in the Auditorium Lobby. We want to celebrate you and all of the different post-secondary plans. 
  • Are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume? Please visit the Upcoming Events Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet.

Questions? Please email at cliebmosley@fcps.edu.

PAST News - but still important

18. Northern Virginia Community College Offering Free Classes for Graduating Seniors

Qualified seniors graduating this spring who are considering coming to Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) after high school may take one 3-credit course and NOVA’s 1-credit College Success Skills course, SDV 100, at no tuition, as part of the JumpStart2NOVA program. Since these classes are all online, students will need access to a computer and the Internet.

The application is now open and will close at 5 p.m. on April 29. All students will be required to upload a high school transcript and any qualifying test scores if they do not have a 3.0 grade point average. Courses begin May 31 and end August 8. 

More information about JumpStart2NOVA, including course offerings, materials, and details on how to apply, is available online.


19. Woodson Drama Presents: The SpongeBob Musical

Tickets are now on sale for The SpongeBob Musical, a fun, fast paced musical. The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total destruction of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created and features original songs by members of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, T.I., and many others! Tickets can be purchased here

Prom Dresses

20. Free Prom Dresses and Suits

Does your teen need a dress or suit for Prom? Do you know someone that might need one?  Prom is coming up on Saturday, May 7th at Westwood Country Club in Vienna.

There are dresses, suits, shoes, clutches and accessories available.

Please send your teen to Ms. Treague in Room T104.  She can also be reached at krtreague@fcps.edu.


Want to know all the important news and upcoming events for the Class of 2022?  Visit the Senior Class News website for everything you need to know from Senior Dues, to Prom and Graduation.

22. Woodson Sports Physical Night

It is that time of the year again! The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held this year on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. As always, the goal of Sports Physical Night is to provide a complete pre-participation examination screening that will leave student athletes with a valid VHSL physical for the entirety of the 2022-23 School Year. Each year, it is required that all student athletes have a completed VHSL physical on file before participating in sports. The price will be $50 as it has been in previous years. Hosting this event is our Athletic Training Program’s ONLY fundraiser for the year as we DO NOT receive any funding from the county. ALL proceeds go towards helping the program purchase supplies. Without your support we would not be able to provide the services we do for our student-athletes. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 
Register for an appointment here! 

If you cannot make it to our night on the 8th, but still want to support FCPS, feel free to sign up for another school's event! (Promise we won't be mad). 

Want to Volunteer??

If you would like to volunteer please feel free to complete the volunteer registration here. As of now, we are still looking for a few more physicians and HCP's to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA) as well other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you are willing and able to donate your time, it is greatly appreciated. If not, and you know of some others that would be able to assist us, please feel free to spread the word!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to Chris Hogge, ATC at chogge@fcps.edu .

John Hanford - Senior Artist

23. Order the 2022 Yearbook!

Let’s celebrate our Woodson Cavaliers in 2021-2022! To purchase a yearbook, go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and type in the code 5278. You can create an ad, buy a yearbook, or submit photos all in one place!

Please contact Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin if you have any questions!

24. How do I check out my student from school?

Please let the Attendance Office know if you need your student to leave school early.  You can notify Attendance 3 different ways:

  • Submit the online attendance form and have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch. This form must be submitted at least 30 minutes before check-out time.
  • Student brings a note to the Attendance Office before 9:45am. The student will be issued a pink pass to leave class at the appointed time. The note must include the following - student name, date and time of when student is leaving, and reason for early check-out, student ID, parent signature and contact number. 
  • Call the attendance line, 703-503-4800 and select Option 3. After leaving a message, please have your student pick up their pink checkout pass from the Attendance Office (E107) between classes or during lunch.

At the time of dismissal, your son/daughter will bring the pink check-out pass back to the Attendance Office for verification before meeting you outside. 

If returning to school that same day, students must check in at the Attendance office before going back to class, even if it is between classes.

If one of the options above is not followed, we cannot guarantee a speedy checkout, so please make sure you notify the attendance office prior to picking up your son/daughter to ensure you make your appointment or commitment on time.

Due to staff responsibilities at the end of the day, we are not able to honor unannounced early dismissals within 15 minutes of school dismissal.

For full details on Attendance Procedures, please visit the Attendance page on the Woodson website.

25. 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 A114 are: 

  • Odd Days during Learning Seminar
  • Monday - 7:45am - 8:10am
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - 11:25am - 1:20pm (lunches)
  • Wednesday - 2:55pm - 4:00pm (when late buses start)

Any other time you should try to make an appointment.

Thank you, W.T Woodson HS Tech Support Team

26. 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 6pm in the Library at Woodson HS. 

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!

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)