WeMail for May 24

WeMail is distributed every Tuesday to update the Woodson community on PTSO news, school news, and upcoming events. 




Wednesday, May 25th - Last Day of Late Bus

Wednesday, May 25th; 7:00 p.m. - Spring Chorus Concert - Auditorium

Thursday, May 26th - Yearbook Pre-orders Distribution and sales ($80), Dance Studio - Details under Woodson News & Events

Thursday, May 26th; 6:00 p.m. - Senior Awards Ceremony - Auditorium



Monday, May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 31st - Early Release Graduation Day Bell Schedule - Dismissal at 10:30 a.m.

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

Tuesday, May 31st - Wednesday, June 1st - Class of 2022 Cav Cruise All-Night Grad Party - Details under WTW News & Events



Monday, June 6th - Thursday, June 9th - Underclass Exams - Details under Woodson News & Events

Friday, June 10th - Last Day of School - Early Release Bell Schedule - Dismissal at 9:50 a.m.



If you submitted an application, please resend to miklos.c.kiss@outlook.com.  The original post had the incorrect email address.  The PTSO in conjunction with C2 Education is offering a $1,000 scholarship to C2 SAT preparation.   Our C2 partner is located in Fair City Mall and offers in-person SAT prep and tutoring.  The single $1,000 scholarship is available for current Sophomores and Juniors.  

Students can apply for the scholarship by sending a short essay (350 words or less) describing their college ambitions and how C2 Education prep would help them reach their goal.  Essays are due by May 30th. Send to miklos.c.kiss@outlook.com.  Scholarship will be awarded in mid-June and can be used for one year.

AmazonSmile LINK

Make your Amazon purchases go a little further. Sign up for AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to WTW PTSO. Signing up is quick and easy. Every little bit helps! Click here to sign up

Visit the PTSO Homepage for news, links, events calendar and more!


Give your Senior a safe place to celebrate graduation with their friends! May 31st 11pm - June 1st 5am.

All Night Grad Party

Please purchase tickets in advance to Woodson’s party of the year celebrating the Class of 2022! 

Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

The PTSO sponsors this event to give all seniors a safe place to have a ton of fun with their friends, eat lots of food, and win awesome prizes! Prizes include laptop computers, TVs, gaming consoles, hundreds of $$ in gift cards, and more! Activities include casino games, VR dance party, mechanical bull, human foos ball, a hypnotist - the fun goes on all night long! 

Please buy your tickets now!! Purchasing your ticket in advance is a HUGE help to the planning committee - and your student. 

Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

For more information regarding Cav Cruise, contact woodsoncavcruise@gmail.com 

Click here for lots of details about senior class events, including a video that gives a sneak peek at Cav Cruise: https://woodsonhs.fcps.edu/student-life-activities/class/seniors

Cav Cruise Still Needs Many Volunteers! Thank you to those who have answered the call!!

Cav Cruise

The Cav Cruise All Night Grad Party Committee still needs several volunteers to pull off this amazing celebration for the Class of 2022, Thank you to the many who signed up last week!  We need adults from the entire Woodson community! Underclass parents -  pay it forward! Senior parents - don’t miss out on the fun! We cannot host this event if we don’t have enough volunteers to supervise the activities! 

Click here for sign up to volunteer! 

Date: May 31st 11:00 pm - June 1st 5:00 am

See the sign up and pick your shift to help out with food, games (inside and out), “luggage” (e.g., coat check for a safe place to leave keys, extra clothes, etc.), and more! The coffee and snacks will be flowing all night. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to watch your kids be kids!! The PTSO sponsors this event to give our seniors a SAFE way to celebrate graduation with their classmates!

Yearbook Distribution

Yearbooks will be distributed this Thursday, May 26th in the Dance Studio from 9am-3pm and 4:30-6pm. Pre-ordered yearbooks may be picked up at these times.

Pre-order sales have ended. Students may purchase books on a first-come first-served basis on Thursday, May 26th during distribution. Books are $80; cash only.  

Questions? Email Katherine Benzinger or Drew Marvin, kebenzinger@fcps.edu & dlmarvin@fcps.edu

Chorus Concert

Woodson Choral Booster

Choral Department Rehearsal Tuesday, May 24th 3:15PM-4:45PM Auditorium

Choral Concert Wednesday, May 25th 7PM Auditorium

(Senior call time is 5:45PM.  All other student’s call time is 6:00PM.  The side doors will open at 6:40PM for parents of seniors to enter early and get their seats.)

Join us on Wednesday, June 1st, from 6pm-7pm in Cafeteria A for The Woodson Chorus End of the Year Banquet.  Following the Banquet, we will have our award ceremony in the Auditorium at 7pm.

Early Checkouts from School

The Attendance Office cannot accept calls or emails for early checkouts thru the end of the year due to AP, SOL and final exam testing.

ALL students MUST present a note or have an attendance form completed by a parent to the Attendance Office at the beginning of the day to receive a check out pass.

Attendance procedures and forms are available on line at:  http://Woodsonhs.fcps.edu/about-us/attendance.

Exam Week Schedule

Underclass final exams take place the week of June 6th and each exam day is a half day of school.

Monday, June 6th - Period 2 & 4 Exams

Tuesday, June 7th - Periods 5 & 7 Exams

Wednesday, June 8th - Periods 6 & 8 Exams

Thursday, June 9th - Period 1 Exam and Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period

Exam Day Schedule - UPDATED!!

1st Block (exam) 8:10-9:40am
2nd Block (exam) 9:48-11:15am
Grab & Go Lunch: 11:15-11:30am
Buses Depart at 11:40am

Locker Cleanout!

Seniors! Locker Clean Out - Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th. At 4pm on Tuesday, May 24th, any items left in Senior lockers will be donated.

Underclass! Locker Clean OutWednesday, June 1st and Friday, June 3rd – Before the morning bell, during 3rd period, or after school. At 4pm on Thursday, June 9th, anything left in lockers will be donated.

Host a French High School Student from July 6 to July 29!

French and American Flags

You are invited to share in a fun and rewarding summer language and cultural immersion program by becoming a host family with Compass USA! Fifteen French high school students will be arriving on July 6 for a three-week Compass USA homestay. 

Compass USA will provide six sightseeing outings for the French students and any interested host siblings. Host families provide a spare bed, three meals a day, and a willingness to welcome the student into the normal rhythm and activities of your home. If you have planned a July vacation, your student is allowed to travel with you. 

Visit https://www.compass-usa.net for more information about the summer homestay program and hosting. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Kathleen DeCarlo at kdecarlo@verizon.net or 703-388-6525.

Current 10th Grade Parents & Guardians - ACTION REQUIRED IN NAVIANCE

Each year, your child develops an Academic and Career Plan that supports their  growth. This plan helps your child plan for their future. 

Your child will work with teachers and school counselors to discover their personal strengths and interests. They will also create goals to help them achieve success, plan  for courses that meet high school graduation requirements, and prepare for life after  high school. The development of this plan starts in middle school. Students update it during high school as their goals evolve. 

This plan connects to the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Strategic Plan. It supports the  growth of Portrait of a Graduate attributes and is required by the Virginia Department of  Education. Each student’s parent or guardian must review this plan at the end of 8th  grade and again at the end of 10th grade. Then you can coach them to make decisions  about college and careers that match their personal strengths, interests, and goals.  There are many pathways to success! 

You or your child can log into Naviance Student at www.fcps.edu/Naviance, then review the following information together: 

  • Results of the strengths and career surveys
  • Personal, academic, and/or career goals
  • Resume
  • Draft course plans for high school

Once in your child’s account, click the “About Me” tab and scroll down to “Portfolio.”  Once you click on the Portfolio, you can view all the work that your child has completed.

Once you have reviewed your child’s plan, complete the verification form at  https://forms.gle/jifN6F3DE9kiNUuX7 . The completion of this form will serve as your signature. Please complete this form by Thursday, June 30, 2022.

For more information about your child’s plans, visit www.FCPS.edu and search  “Academic and Career Plan.” We encourage you to continue to use Naviance Student  with your child to explore college and career options.

If you have questions, please contact your student’s school counselor.

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.


Woodson Sports Physical Night

Sports Physicals

The W.T. Woodson Athletic Training Program’s Sports Physical Night event will be held on June 8 @ W.T. Woodson High School. Hosting this event is the 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. 

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 again this year. Appointment times will be available at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30pm. 

Register for an appointment here! 

Want to Volunteer for Sports Physical Night??

If you would like to volunteer please complete the volunteer registration here. A few more physicians and HCP's are needed to complete the actual physical exams (MD, DO, NP, PA), as well as other HCP’s comfortable with taking vital signs. If you can help, or know of others that would be able to assist, please spread the word!

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

Mock SAT, ACT and PSAT - All Proceeds Benefit Woodson PTSO

Mock SAT

Tests are administered either in-person or online and can be scheduled Monday through Thursday from 1pm to 9pm and Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

Sign up here to take a mock SAT, ACT, or PSAT with C2 Education - available online or in-person!!  (Requires an existing or new Woodson PTSO login)  Cost is $20 to register for your mock test, all proceeds will benefit Woodson C2 Education Fairfax will contact you to schedule your test and results assessment.

Show your Cavalier Pride with a Woodson Garden Flag!

WTW Garden Flag

Order yours here!

Garden Flag (dimensions - 12"x17") - $15

Personalize it for $5 more - add your family name or get creative and celebrate your student with their name and graduation year!

(Some examples: The Smith Family; Congrats Emily Class of 2021; Woodson Class of 2022)

For more information, contact Liz Brocato at Brocatofam@gmail.com

Student Driver Magnets Available With Convenient Home Delivery!

Student Driver Magnet

Student Driver Car Magnets are available through PTSO! Magnets are $8.00 each or buy a batch of 3 for multiple cars for $20.00. You can order online from the PTBoard website HERE.  Once orders are received, magnets will be delivered to your door contact free! If you have any questions contact Shane or Katherine Gilbert at wptsomagnets@gmail.com


Athletics this Week

Check out all of these opportunities to enjoy the spring weather and cheer on our teams! Follow @Woodsonathletic on Twitter for current athletic updates and schedules.

Sports Highlights

Boys Tennis

Boys Tennis

Vincent Truong won the District Singles title, and he and Ansh Pathapadu (pictured with Coach Carr) won the District Doubles title! Team Regional playoffs start this week. The team won their first round Regional playoff match against Annandale last Thursday. Regional playoffs continue this week.

Fall 2022 Sports Tryout Dates

Fall Tryout Information

Mark your calendars for Fall 2022 sports tryout dates.  Golf tryouts begin on  Thursday, July 28th and all other fall sports (football, cheer, field hockey, cross-country, volleyball) will take place on Monday, August 1st.

Update to Woodson Precisionettes Dance Team Tryouts

PNetts Tryouts

Due to new VHSL rules, Woodson Precisionettes Dance Team tryouts will now be June 10th and June 11th. Video submissions will be an option for dancers that can no longer make the in-person tryout dates.

Head to the Dance Team LinkTree (on Instagram) and fill out the new Tryout Application ASAP to get the choreography for tryouts, and to indicate if you need to do a video submission. All dancers will learn the routines in advance regardless of in-person or video tryouts so fill out your application now!

Woodson Summer Sport Camps - Register Today!

For more information about each camp, click on the sport summer camp title below or visit our Woodson Athletics website at www.wtwoodsonsports.com

Field Hockey

Field Hockey Summer Camp

June 13 - June 17

Baseball Summer Camp

June 13 - June 17

Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball Summer Camp

June 27 - July 1

Boys Basketball Summer Camp 

Session 1 - July 11 - July 15

Session 2 - July 18 - July 22

Boys Basketball

Volleyball Summer Camp

Session 1: July 12 - July 15 5pm-7pm

Session 2: July 12 - July 15 7:30pm-9:30pm

Session 3: July 19 - July 22 6pm-8pm

Cheer & Dance Summer Camp

August 8 - August 12

Welcome to the Jungle Camp


College & Career Center News

The Woodson College & Career Center Resources can be found in the Woodson Student Services Course/College & Career Center Folder. Our padlets (bulletin boards) 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.

Questions? Please email at cliebmosley@fcps.edu.

Free SAT Math Prep Sessions

Woodson dad, Rick Neifield,  is offering free SAT math prep sessions to Woodson students via Zoom. Sign up here. Direct inquiries and questions to Rick at richardneifeld@gmail.com.

End of Year Lunch Money Refunds and Transfers

If you would like to request a refund of money on your student's MySchoolBucks lunch account or transfer the funds between students' accounts, please complete the following instructions.

Requesting a transfer of funds between my students' accounts

Meal account transfers can be requested by e-mailing the following information to mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu:

Transfer FROM:                                Transfer TO:

  1. Student Name                          1. Student Name
  2. FCPS Student ID #                   2. FCPS Student ID #
  3. School Name                            3. School Name

Requesting a refund for my student's meal account

Meal account refunds can be requested by e-mailing the following information to mealaccountrefund@fcps.edu

  1. Student Name
  2. Student ID # (listed on the student's schedule)
  3. School Name
  4. Parent Name
  5. Street Address
  6. City, State and Zip code
  7. Phone #

Allow 4-6 weeks for transfers and refunds to be completed due to required audit documentation processing.

For full information regarding student lunch accounts, visit https://www.fcps.edu/node/31166.

End of Year Medication Pickup

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than dismissal time on Friday, June 10th. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded.

It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian, however, with parent or guardian written permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the health room.

If you have any questions, please contact the School Health Aide Celeste Delahunty at 703-503-4610 or cdelahunty@fcps.edu or the Public Health Nurse Amanda Yanchus at ayanchus@fcps.edu.

QUICK LINKS to useful information and resources - 

Universal Masking Changes as of March 1Health and Safety & Covid Guidance / FCPS Covid-19 Case Dashboard 

View a list of current bus delays 

Woodson Frequently Asked Questions.

Woodson Events Calendar 

Woodson Athletics Calendar 

2021-22 School Year Calendar 

2021-2022 Odd/Even (A/B) Calendar - Printable

2022-2023 School Year Calendar Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Orthodox Good Friday, and Diwali will be student holidays next school year.

FCPS Parent/Student Tech Support Portal.

Get Your Child's Online Activity Report - FREE 

Resources for Mental Health, Wellness & Support Groups (must be a PTSO member to login)

Join PTSO / Make a Donation to PTSO / PTSO Volunteer Opportunities


Dr. Reid Joins the Community for a Multilingual Virtual Town Hall

Last Tuesday, incoming Superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. was joined by families, employees, and community members for a multilingual virtual town hall. Dr. Reid answered questions submitted by audience members on many topics including equity, student success, student and employee social/emotional health, and more.

Watch the highlights of the May 17 virtual town hall in this short video.

Missed this event? Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Stay informed about community engagement opportunities by visiting our website.

Preparing for a Military Move? What Your Family Needs to Know – Friday, June 3rd

Did you know military-connected students experience different “seasons” as they navigate their school years?

Using tools from her book, “Seasons of My Military Student,” Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman will offer relevant tips and strategies for managing new challenges.

  • Registration and withdrawal process
  • How to use the Education Binder
  • Why goodbyes are important
  • Resources within FCPS for military families

Join Stacy Allsbrook-Huisman for the virtual webinar - our fourth of a 4-part series supporting military-connected families.

June 3, 2022 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Register for Preparing for the Unexpected: Challenges of the Military Family

To view the previous webinars concerning Military-Connected Youth as well as other webinars from the Parent Resource Center, click here.

Sing, Dance, and Design With FCPS Summer Programs

All students with an interest in continuing to explore the arts are eligible for two summer enrichment programs. Registration is now open for the Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) and Institute for the Arts (IFTA) Summer enrichment programs. 

Elementary Institute for the Arts (for rising 3rd through 6th graders) and Institute for the Arts (for rising 7th through 12th graders) will be held July 5-29 at Lake Braddock Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Classes are offered every day related to dance, music, theater, and visual art. Both programs have fees. Waivers are available for students eligible for free and reduced-price meals.  

For more information or to register, visit the Summer Learning webpage.

Mental Health Resources | 24/7 Emergency Numbers

Plan D Nova https://www.plandnova.org/ (a website for Northern Virginia teens who suffer from depression: #breakthestigma)

Mental Health Resources


Miklos Kiss / President / miklos.c.kiss@outlook.com

Sara Mastro / Vice President - Membership / saralmastro@yahoo.com

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Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

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