WeMail for May 31st

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


Military Student Grad Walk

Congratulations, Graduates



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

Wednesday, June 8th - Sports Physical - Details under Fundraisers

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


Woodson PTSO Officer Board for 2022-23 School Year 

The board members are set for next school year, and they look forward to serving the school and Woodson community.

President - Miklos Kiss

VP Membership - Lena McGinn

Secretary - Diane Raffaele

Treasurer - Kyle Durbin

Communications - Jill Battaglia

PTSO Grant Program - Sara Mastro

Thank you to outgoing board members Amy DeCarlo and Michelle Lucas for their service. Sara Mastro is transitioning from VP Membership to Grants Coordinator next year.

AmazonSmile LINK - Keep Earning Funds for Woodson All Summer!

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!


Military Grad Walk

Military seniors walked the halls of Woodson this morning.

IT’S HERE! THE ALL NIGHT CAV CRUISE PARTY! Give your Senior a safe place to celebrate graduation with their friends!

All Night Grad Party

May 31st 11 p.m. - June 1st 5:00 a.m.

Click Here to Buy Cav Cruise Tickets

Yearbook Updates

Yearbook Cover

Picture Missing in Yearbook? 

The yearbook staff is working through the vendor issue of students’ photos missing from the portrait pages. 

If you would like your portrait to appear in a special insert please complete the google form here by midnight, Wednesday, June 1st. The insert will arrive on or about June 10th and will be available for pick up in F122 during standard business hours. 

Yearbook Pickup

If you preordered a yearbook you may pick it up in D205 during all lunches on Wednesday, June 1st and Friday, June 3rd.

Yearbooks have sold out. Pickup is for pre-orders only. Thank you for supporting Woodson Yearbook!

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

Underclass Exam Week Schedule

Underclass final exams take place the week of June 6th and each exam day is a half day of school with dismissal at 11:30am.

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 Last Chance Locker Cleanout during 3rd Period

Underclass Exam Bell Schedule

Locker Cleanout!

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.

2022 Chinese Culture Writing Competition

Participate in a Chinese Culture Writing Competition to win cash prizes! There will be three winners for each of the two topics: $200 for 3rd place, $300 for 2nd place, and $500 for 1st place in the Li Educational Foundation 2022 Chinese Culture Writing Competition. 

Show off your knowledge of Chinese Culture in this exciting writing competition. Click this link to register and review the 2 writing topics and judging rubric. Registration takes less than 1 minute due June 10th, with the final submission not due until July 8, 2022. Share your thoughts on Chinese culture, have a chance to be published in a book, and possibly win cash prizes! Review the attached flier and register now by clicking on this link.

Families Needed to Host French High School Students from July 6 to 29!

French and American Flags

Give the experience of an American summer to a French teen by becoming a host with Compass USA!. Host families are urgently needed. Fifteen French high school students dream of coming to Washington, D.C. and hope to discover the American way of life, integrate into the community, meet new friends and improve their English. They will arrive at Dulles International Airport on July 6 for this three-week program. 

As a host family, all you need is a spare bed, to provide three meals a day, and a willingness to welcome a student into the normal rhythm and activities of your home. Compass USA will provide sightseeing trips on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the French students and any interested host siblings. If your family has planned a vacation for July, your student can 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 one of these students, please contact WTW parent, 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


Girls LAX Region Champs

Congratulations to Girls Lacrosse!  Occoquan Region Champions!

Boys Tennis Occoquan Region Champs

Congratulations to Boys Tennis!  Occoquan Region Champions!

Sports Highlights


Woodson opened play in the Occoquan Region Tournament with an 11-1 victory over the visiting Edison Eagles. Senior pitcher Connor Krahulec led the Cavaliers with a complete game, allowing only three hits and one unearned run over five innings. He helped his own cause with a double and an RBI single.

Woodson took the lead in the 2nd inning and never looked back. Consecutive singles from Jay Sorkin, Andrew Perks, and Krahulec powered the Cavs to a 4-0 lead. Woodson completed the rout with six runs in the 5th, which saw a litany of errors by the visitors.  

As its reward for the opening round win, Woodson squared off against the National District Champion Hayfield. The Hawks entered the game at 19-2, fresh off a 12 inning 4-3 victory over Fairfax. Hayfield’s top two pitchers were unavailable after being used in the marathon game. Woodson sent Ben Smallwood to the mound, hoping he could keep their season alive.  

The game started with two scoreless innings. Woodson drew first blood in the 3rd.  Smallwood opened the inning with a double to center. Courtesy runner Owen Clarke stole 3rd and scored on an RBI grounder by Colin Jones.  Hayfield struck back in the bottom half of the inning, taking a 2-1 lead off two hits and some aggressive base running, which induced a throwing error by the Cavs infield.

Woodson rallied in the 4th. Andrew Perks reached on an error. Dillon Brody singled through the middle. Smallwood loaded the bases with a bloop single to left. Ethan Conklin drew a four pitch walk to score Perks. Jones then fought off several tough pitches and put Woodson back in front with an RBI walk. The Hawks tied the game in the bottom of the 4th when Senior Ryan Banya singled, stole 2B, moved to 3B on an infield hit, then scored on another throwing error. The score held at 3-3 through a quiet 5th inning.

The Cavs broke through in the top of the 6th, when Brody singled, then scored on Smallwood’s second double of the game. Conklin hit an RBI single to center, followed by another walk from JonesConklin was caught stealing 3B, but Jones scored on a double by Colton Lennon to push the lead to 6-3.  

Hayfield clawed back one run in the bottom of the inning when Banya hit an RBI double, but Smallwood pitched out of trouble and Woodson took a 6-4 lead to the last inning. Woodson threatened, putting two on with two outs, but couldn’t extend its lead.  Smallwood got two quick outs, but a single brought the tying run to the plate with two outs.  At his maximum pitch count, Smallwood got the last out with a fly ball to center fielder Brody.  Woodson advances to face West Springfield tonight at 7pm.

Softball Team


A pair of Regional playoff victories last week catapulted the Woodson Softball team into the Regional Semifinals this Wednesday night at 6:30pm at Robinson.

The Cavaliers started the week with an opening round home victory over Justice HS, 11-0. That was followed by a road win against the National District number 1 seed Edison HS, 8-5.

Against Justice, the bats came alive quickly, plating 6 runs in the first inning.  Junior Sarah Banker led off with a single to right field. That was followed by consecutive RBI doubles from Sophomore Sydney Huffman and Junior Elizabeth Schneider, making the score 2-0 after 3 batters.  A couple of batters later, outfield RBI singles from Senior Veronica Udowitz and Freshman Penny Elliott pushed the score to 4-0.  Senior Jaeden Petrella’s single to center field brought in 2 more, closing out the inning with 6 runs.

Later in the game, hits by Banker, Senior Zoe Johnson and Sophomore Ceci Temple also drove in a run each.

Three Woodson pitchers powered the Cavaliers in the shutout, Sophomore Claire Warden, Udowitz, and Temple.

Against Edison, Woodson broke a scoreless game in the top of the 3rd when Senior Jaeden Petrella stole home after earning a walk and Sophomore Sydney Huffman reached base on an Edison error. Junior Elizabeth Schneider followed with a double to right field, bringing in Huffman. Clean-up batter Sophomore Sedona Adams’ line drive to center brought in another run, making the score 3-0. Two innings later, Senior Zoe Johnson hit a 2-run homer to left center, making the score 7-1.  After Edison scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 5rth inning, making the score 7-5, speedy Huffman’s bunt single turned into a run, after a 3-base throwing error by the Edison pitcher found the ball sailing into the right field corner, making the score 8-5.

Winning pitcher Sophomore Claire Warden closed the door, not allowing any runs in the final 2 innings, preserving Woodson’s lead. Warden also struck out 3 batters in the complete game performance.

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.

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 Padlets (bulletin boards)  can be accessed here.

  • Are you looking for Enrichment Programs (Internships, Volunteer Opportunities, STEM Camps etc.) to build up your resume? Please visit the Extracurricular Padlet. Looking for Scholarships? Please visit the Scholarship Padlet. Looking for a Job after High School or Summer Employment? Please check out our Job Board.

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 would like to donate your child’s Epi pens or Inhaler please send an email to the Health Room stating you would like to donate to the Fairfax County Health Department at the end of the school year.  Please note that they can only take Epi pens that have 3 months or more remaining before expiration.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s). Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your School Health Aide, Celeste Delahunty at 703-503-4610 , or your school Public Health Nurse, Amanda Yanchus, RN, BSN, at 703-503-4691 . Thank you for your cooperation and have a great summer.

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


FCPS Families Will Receive Reports Throughout the Summer for Spring Assessments

Spring assessments help teachers and schools check on students’ learning and skill development. Families will access results from end-of-year assessments in different ways. For most assessments, FCPS provides custom reports to share scores with families.

Look in SIS ParentVUE for these reports by the end of July:

Watch the mail for these reports by the end of the indicated month:

Other scores come from the school or testing organization. These include Advanced Placement (AP) scores accessed through students’ College Board accounts.

Go online or contact your student's school for additional information about FCPS assessments. You can also learn how to activate a SIS ParentVUE account to access scores. Schools will mail SIS reports to families without ParentVUE accounts.

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.

Free Online Tutoring Services for All FCPS Students

Online Tutoring

FCPS students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Detailed information and FAQs are available on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students can access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to onlinetutoring@fcps.edu.

In-person Tutoring Options

For families interested in in-person tutoring, FCPS’ Parent Resource Center maintains a list of tutors who can be hired by families.

The tutor list contains the names of current FCPS employees who hold a valid and current teaching license in Virginia. These employees have contacted the Parent Resource Center to offer their services. The tutor list is updated monthly during the school year.

For a list of tutors, please email The Parent Resource Center (prc@fcps.edu).

This list is a resource offered by the PRC, but parents are responsible for contacting and working directly with the tutors.

For more information about tutors, click here to visit the Parent Resource Center website.

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

Vacant / Fundraising

Amy DeCarlo / Recording Secretary / wptsosecretary@gmail.com

Kyle Durbin / Treasurer / wptsotreasurer@gmail.com

Jill Battaglia / Communications Director /battagliawtw@gmail.com

Michelle Lucas / WTW PTSO Grant Program / WTWoodsonGrants@gmail.com

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