Principal Moran's Weekly Message

 

January 18, 2022

 

Wildcats Families

Today is a great day to reflect on our words, actions, and impact on others. So much of the high school journey is helping students understand themselves and the world around them. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message that the goal of true education is intelligence plus character remains true today.

 

Students will complete MAPs testing in Math and English classes this week. Teachers will then use student data to design individualized support plans so that they will be successful on spring summative assessments. Coming up, we will host a virtual meeting about making course selections for the 2022-2023 school year on January 25 and then virtual conferences with teachers on January 27 from 6-8 p.m. Please review the accompanying email for information on AP, ACT, and SAT boot camps.

 

Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

Expectations Reset

Thank you for your cooperation with this. If you have questions about the reinforcement of expectations, please feel free to join me for a Virtual Coffee with the Principal Thursday morning from 9-10 a.m. (Meeting ID: 899 6829 6340).

 

ID Badges

​​JROTC is in the process of reprinting all student badges that are currently in our badge system (pictures were taken in the fall through English courses). Each student will receive a new badge. Badges will be distributed through 2B classes on Tuesday, January 18.

 

ACP Testing

There are only two days left for ACP make-up exams.. Testing will occur after school in the library and computer labs. Students must arrive by 4:45 p.m. to begin their testing session and will be dismissed once they finish their test.

 

Here is the content day makeup testing schedule:

Tuesday, January 18 – Electives

Wednesday, January 19 – open to all contents

 

2022-2023 Course Selection Meeting - January 25 from 6-7 p.m.

Student course selections for the 2022-2023 school year are coming soon. Plan to attend the parent meeting to kick off this process. Attend with your student.

 

Parent Conference Night - January 27 from 6-8 p.m.

Save the date for virtual parent conferences. We will send more information this week about how to sign for appointment slots with teachers.

 

AP Prep Sessions

Wildcats, save the dates. Zoom links will be shared with your AP teachers. Take advantage of these prep sessions.

 

ACT and SAT Boot Camps

Wildcats, space is limited for ACT and SAT boot camps. Register today

 

January 10, 2022

 

Good Evening Wildcats Families

Despite a challenging testing week before the break, as results come in, Woodrow continues to set the pace for the rest of the comprehensive schools in the District. For those who missed their ACP, make-up sessions continue in the library each afternoon. Outside the classroom, our sports teams have started the second semester strong with big wins in basketball. soccer, and wrestling.

 

We reset behavioral expectations on Wednesday. Students have responded to tardy sweeps with a new sense of urgency. While we have reminded students about dress code, enforcement will begin on Monday. For students unable to meet the standard, parents will need to bring their child the appropriate attire. After a supply delay, badges are being reprinted and reissued to all students on Tuesday. This refocus on operational items will ensure a safe, welcoming, and focused environment as we continue to transition from a culture that had become too casual for us to meet our traditional academic standards of excellence.

 

Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

This second semester student expectations reset presentation was provided to students Tuesday at 10:15 a.m.

 

Students were also provided a hard copy of the school dress code

 

Visit the Woodrow PTA Spirit Shop for stylish, affordable options that meet during-the-day expectations: 

 

If you need uniform assistance or are interested in helping the school have back up items on hand for students, please reach out to our Community Liaison, Ms. Elizabeth Jurado (elcorral@dallasisd.org).

 

Cooperation will minimize negative interactions. We do not want students to miss class because of dress code infractions. We need your help with these expectations. Let us know how we can help you.

 

There will also be additional consequences for those with excessive tardies. This may include a parent walkalong where the guardian shadows the student for a day. Please work with your student on the importance of being on time to each class period.

 

​​JROTC is in the process of reprinting all student badges that are currently in our badge system (pictures were taken in the fall through English courses). Each student will receive a new badge. Badges will be distributed through 2B classes on Tuesday, January 18.

 

ACP makeup testing will resume next week. Testing will occur after school in the library and computer labs. Students must arrive by 4:45 p.m. to begin their testing session and will be dismissed once they finish their test. A call out was sent on Friday, January 7, 2022, to all students needing to make up an exam, and student letters will be distributed Monday, January 10 that details testing dates and room assignments.

 

Here is the content day makeup testing schedule:

  • Monday, January 10 – Math
  • Tuesday, January 11 – Social Studies
  • Wednesday, January 12 – English
  • Thursday, January 13 -  Science
  • Tuesday, January 18 – Electives
  • Wednesday, January 19 – open to all contents

 

SBDM and PTA - Wednesday, January 12 on Zoom:

SBDM - 6-7 p.m.

Meeting ID: 828 4682 0404

 

PTA - 7-8 p.m.

Meeting ID: 214 563 3414
Passcode: 033067

 

January 3, 2022

 

Good Evening Wildcats Families
Welcome to 2022. With each new year comes hope and optimism about a brighter future. It’s a chance to reflect and commit to habits necessary for the outcomes we desire. In many cases it’s simply getting back to basics.Woodrow has an unparalleled history of excellence. When students return on Wednesday we’ll meet with them to celebrate accomplishments from the fall, remind them of the legacy they are a part of, and reset social and academic expectations necessary to maintain the Woodrow standard.  In preparation for the spring semester, please discuss academic goals for the new year, re-establish home routines that support those accomplishments, and make sure they have what they need to be successful. This includes a clear backpack, writing utensils, an organizational system, a charged laptop, their charger, and dress code attire including a mask. With these fundamentals in place, we’ll continue to create welcoming, rigorous learning experiences that maximize the social. emotional, and academic growth of all Wildcats. Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

Student Expectations Reset in January

Review the school dress code. Please review this information and address with your student as appropriate:

  • Shoes must be closed toe
  • Tops should be in our school colors and cover the torso
  • Bottoms should be the appropriate material, color, length and not be torn or frayed
  • Pajamas, joggers, and sweatpants, and athletic shorts are not acceptable
  • Outerwear should be our school colors with the school approved tops underneath
  • Badges should be out and visible throughout the day
  • Mask expectations will be communicated per the direction of Dallas ISD. They are currently still required. 

Visit the Woodrow PTA Spirit Shop for stylish, affordable  options that meet during-the-day expectations. If you need uniform assistance or are interested in helping the school have back up items on hand for students, please reach out to our Community Liaison, Ms. Elizabeth Jurado (elcorral@dallasisd.org). Cooperation will minimize negative interactions. We do not want students to miss class because of dress code infractions. We need your help with these expectations. Let us know how we can help you. There will also be additional consequences for those with excessive tardies. This may include a parent walkalong where the guardian shadows the student for a day. Please work with your student on the importance of being on time to each class period. 

 

ACP Testing
If your student was absent for a teacher-made test, they will schedule time to take that exam with the teacher. If your student was unable to take a District-created ACP due to an absence or issue with technology, we will provide them with a make up testing schedule by the end of the week.  

 

Class of 2022 - Scholarship Opportunity
As you may already know, the Big Tex Scholarship application is live – it opened September 24, and the deadline is February 1, 2022. You can find the (newly renamed) Juanita Craft Scholarship application at BigTex.com/Scholarship.

 

SBDM and PTA
These meetings were originally scheduled for January 5. We will push them back one week and they will be held on January 12 via Zoom.

 

Calendars

 Communication

 

November 29, 2021

 

Good Evening Wildcats Families

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful break full of gratitude and self-care. We will have three more weeks and then another extended break. On Tuesday night from 6 - PM we will host Welcome to Woodrow where student guides will lead prospective families on twilight tours to showcase what makes our school great. On Wednesday, Seniors will hear a presentation from Josten’s and then have senior portraits taken on Thursday or Friday. They need to sign up for a time at woodrowyearbook.com. These next five days are also critical for preparing students for upcoming exams. We will begin STAAR EOC retesting on December 7 and then ACPs will begin on the 14th. We will host a session for our STAAR EOC retesters on the 4th from 9:00 to 12:00.  For some students, their success the next few weeks may determine if they earn credit and others need to pass exams to graduate this year. Please communicate the importance of finishing this semester strong academically and behaviorally. Students on the need to make up all seat time, clear all zeroes, be on time, and attend all classes. Seniors should also complete action items such as applications for admission, financial aid, and scholarships. Your student’s success is a team effort. We couldn’t do it without you!

 

Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

Upcoming Events

Attendance for Credit - Wed./Thur. Mornings/Afternoons as well as select Saturdays. View the calendar.

 

Updating Your Contact Information

As we work to partner with you better, having updated contact information is important. This ensures we have the right contact address, email, and phone number to communicate schoolwide information as well as details about your student. See our partner site for more information

 

Welcome to Woodrow
Tuesday, November 30 from 6-8 p.m.

 

View the flyer

View the Welcome to Woodrow presentation 

 

Key Dates/Events:

  • November 29 - December 2 - Girls Soccer Tryouts
  • December 1 - Senior Presentation (Josten’s) in Auditoriums from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.
  • December 2-3 - Senior Portraits (students need to register for a time slot)
  • December 4 - Last Saturday School for EOC Re-Testers from 9-12:00 p.m.
  • December 5 - Holiday in the Park sponsored by Friends of Willis Winters from 3-5 p.m.
  • December 7 - Band Winter Concert at 6:30 p.m.
  • December 7-11 - STAAR EOC Re-tests
    • 12/7 - English I 
    • 12/8 - Algebra I / USH
    • 12/9 - English II 
    • 12/10 - Biology / English I & II Makeups 
    • 12/13 - Makeups - Biology/ Algebra I/ U.S. History
  • December 8-9 - Josten’s in Cafeteria for Students to Order Items
  • December 9-11 - Woodrow Dance Company’s Nutcracker at 7:30 PM on TH/FRI and 1:30 on Saturday.
  • December 14-17 - Woodrow Schedule, ACPs/Early Release for Students (Memo)
  • We will have a staff luncheon on Thursday, December 16 once students are released.

 

November 15, 2021

 

Good Evening Wildcats Families

There are only 5 more instructional days until the holiday break. The semester will be over before you know it. It is very important to review grade, tardy, and attendance data in PowerSchool with your student. To earn credit for a course, students must earn a passing grade and be in attendance at least 90% of the time the course meets. Students who miss more than 10% of the time must participate in the Principal’s Plan where they recover seat time. We host recovery sessions on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons as well as select Saturdays. Both excused and unexcused absences count unless they are school sponsored events such as a field trip or competition. Students who do not earn credit in the fall may need to attend night school this spring and take classes this summer. Let’s make a commitment to attend 100% of classes, be on time 100% of the time, and complete 100% of the tasks assigned over this last month of the semester in preparation for course exams.  Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

Attendance for Credit
Wed./Thur. Mornings/Afternoons as well as select Saturdays. 
See the full calendar.

 

Updating Your Contact Information

As we work to partner with you better, having updated contact information is important. This ensures we have the right contact address, email, and phone number to communicate schoolwide information as well as details about your student. Get complete information

 

Thanksgiving Break Meal Opportunity
Monday, November 22 from 9:00 to 2:00 PM Locations:

Monthly Lunch and Learn with Principal Moran
Wednesday, November 17 from 12-12:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer Tryouts
November 29 - December 2, from 4:45- 6 p.m.

Welcome to Woodrow
Tuesday, November 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Volunteer for the Holidays at the Arboretum

 

November 8, 2021

 

There are only 10 more instructional days to close our November. Once we hit December, we will have STAAR re-testing the week of the 7th and then focused review for ACPs. Administratively we’ll be working on how we can support targeted after hours support for social, emotional, and academic growth while teachers accelerate development through high-quality first pass instruction focused on critical course standards. We need your help by reviewing grades and attendance data with your students weekly. If you need PowerSchool assistance, we will provide support for families Thursday, November 11 on campus from 3:30 to 4:30.   

 

Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Woodrow Wilson Student Chromebook Exchange - Monday-Wednesday, November 8-10

  • The technology department  is now ready to perform the Chromebook Exchange for Woodrow. This is for all students who currently have a Chromebook assigned to their name (1382). These Chromebooks will be swapped out for a Windows device. 

 ASVAB Testing - Wednesday, November 10, Deadline for students to register is November 8

 Family Resources on the Go (FROG) Support at Woodrow - November 11 from 3:30 to 4:30 Football Playoff Game - Friday, November 12th, 6:00 PM at Forester. ​​

 

Girls Soccer Tryouts - November 29 - December 2, from 4:45 - 6:00

Welcome to Woodrow
Tuesday, November 30 from 6-8 p.m.

November 1, 2021

 

Good Evening Wildcats Families

We have three weeks of class until we get nine days off for our fall break. Let’s make the most of these 15 instructional days to close our November. Once we hit December, we will have STAAR re-testing the week of the 7th and then focused review for ACPs. Let’s enjoy the weather, the holidays, our games/performances, and all that makes our school great! Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

Upcoming Events

  • SBDM Meeting - Wednesday, November 3 from 6-7 p.m. on Zoom
  • Meeting ID: 876 0265 0904

 PTA Meeting - Wednesday, November 3 from 7-8 p.m. on Zoom

  • This month’s meeting will focus on college admissions. 

 AP Test Challenge Date Deadline - Friday, November 5

  • If any of your students are interested in challenging an AP exam, please have them fill out this fill out this form. Challenging an AP exam means that a student is not enrolled in the course, but wishes to study on their own and take the exam. We welcome any student to challenge any exam, but they are responsible for the $34 cost of that exam. You’re welcome to post this form on your Google Classroom/Canvas sites as well. Contact Ms. Emery (eemery@dallasisd.org) with questions. 

 Woodrow Wilson Student Chromebook Exchange - Monday-Wednesday, November 8-10

  • The technology department  is now  ready to perform the Chromebook Exchange for Woodrow. This is for all students who currently have a Chromebook assigned to their name (1382). These Chromebooks will be swapped out for a Windows device. More details to come. 

ASVAB Testing - Wednesday, November 10, Deadline for students to register is November 8

 

October 25, 2021

 

Good Evening Wildcats Families

Thank you to those who participated in our conference night. Report cards were distributed to students last week and will be mailed on Monday. This week we will continue after school and Saturday acceleration sessions for those who need support to pass a STAAR test. We will also begin notifying students that need to make up seat time due to excessive absences. We will review this information and more at virtual grade level meetings Thursday night at 6:00 PM on Zoom. Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

Upcoming Events

Red Ribbon Spirit Days for the Week of October 25

  • Monday, October 25 - “Too Bright for Drugs” Neon Day
  • Tuesday, October 26 - “Friends Don’t Let Friends Do Drugs” Twin Day
  • Wednesday, October 27 - “Team Up Against Drugs” Jersey Day
  • Thursday, October 28 - “Leave Drugs in the Past” Throwback Day
  • Friday, October 29 - “We’re RED’y to Be Drug Free” Red Day

Dessert Theater and Volleyball vs. Hillcrest “Senior Night” - Tuesday, October 26

  • Come see our students perform at 6:30 in the auditorium and then transition to the competition gym at 7:30 to celebrate the volleyball team’s run to a District Championship and the seniors leading the way. 

 IBPO Speaker Series - Tuesday, October 26, 7-9:30 p.m. @ Time Ten Cellars

  • The IB Parent Organization will host an October parent session with our Academic Service Providers (ASP)

 Monthly Lunch and Learn with Principal Moran - Wednesday, October 27 from 12-12:30 p.m.

  • Hop on Zoom during your lunch break to talk about ways we can improve family and community engagement. Meeting ID: 852 3455 8486

 Virtual Cohort Meetings for Students/Parent - Thursday, October 28

 

School Safety Reminders

Campus safety remains Dallas ISD’s top priority each day, and in light of recent events involving school safety, we want to take a moment to remind district families that we need everyone’s help, to ensure Dallas ISD students, staff, and families remain safe.

 

October 18, 2021

 

Good Evening Wildcats Families

We’re back on five day weeks for five weeks until Thanksgiving Break. These next 25 days are important for students to be on track for earning credit, ACPs, STAAR re-testing, and post high school readiness. Thursday we will have virtual parent conferences. Parents will have the opportunity to sign up for times to meet with teachers and counselors between 6:00 and 8:00 PM. By Tuesday morning, the teacher links will be shared by staff, emailed from the school, and shared on the school website. Include your student in the conference as they develop the agency to make decisions necessary for their success. Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

See the links for the full newsletter: English | Spanish

 

October 11, 2021

 

Good Evening Wildcats Families

Congratulations, we’re past the mid-point. We will continue to create safe and welcoming environments while increasing clarity necessary to help learners activate the agency to move from being dependent to independent. Please review grades from the first 9 weeks with your student, set goals, and help them create a tutoring schedule that meets your family’s needs. Wednesday is an important day as many students will take the PSAT, college readiness tasks, or engage in grade-specific supports. Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

Please see the full newsletters in English and Spanish.

 

Here are the student-facing announcements for the week of October 11 - October 15.

 

Let's have a great week. It should start to feel like fall.

 

October 4, 2021

 

Good Evening Wildcats Families

This is a very busy week as we conclude this grading period with Homecoming and the in-day ACT test for our seniors on Tuesday. We want students to show their Woodrow spirit by participating in the spirit days and Homecoming events while also meeting the academic standard that sets us apart from other schools. Thank you to all of our families that help to make incredible experiences for our Wildcats and who make sure all students have access to these opportunities. These partnerships make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

Supporting Student Success 

  • Get info on PowerSchool access for info on PowerSchool access so you can stay up to date on attendance and grades.
  • Create a tutoring plan with your student. Syllabi, teacher contact info, and tutoring times are available online.

Upcoming Events

 

Students will not attend school this Friday, October 8th or next Friday, October 15th.

 

This is the last week of the marking period. Make sure all assignments have been submitted per the teacher’s request. 

 

FAFSA Workshops

See the four dates for FAFSA workshops in October. Money will run out. Register online.

 

Testing (in-person)

  • Common Assessment Window Opens - administered by teachers during class
  • In-Day ACT Testing - October 5 for all Woodrow Seniors during
  • In-Day PSAT testing - October 13 for all sophomores, all AVID students, and all 9/10 Dallas ISD scholars
  • In-Day College Blitz Event - October 13 for all Woodrow Seniors to complete college readiness tasks

 Contact our Testing Coordinator Bridgette Paul (bpaul@dallasisd.org) with questions about testing logistics.

Contact CCR Teacher John Yourse (jyourse@dallasisd.org) with questions about test preparation.

 

Homecoming Key Dates (Check out the newsletter with complete information.

  • Deadline to order a mum - September 30
  • Hallway decorating - October 2
  • Homecoming Festival - October 6
  • Homecoming Game - October 7
  • Homecoming Dance - October 8

 

There will be a follow-up COVID pop-up shot clinic October 6. We are working to get clarification if staff will be able to get a booster shot on this day.

 

Virtual parent conferences are Thursday, October 21.

 

 

 

September 27, 2021 

Good Evening Wildcats Families

These next two weeks are very important as we close out the first grading period. This week is College “Go Get It” Week with spirit themes each day as we promote a college-going culture. Seniors should be preparing for the ACT test on October 5th. Then we will have our senior Blitz event while many non-seniors will take the PSAT on October 13th. All students should be working to improve their grades as the first grading period ends October 8th. Now that we are on nine-week cycles, there are only two grades that make up the semester average making this mark even more important than in the past. Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

Supporting Student Success

College “Go Get It” WeekSBDM and PTA Meetings - Wednesday, September 29 6:00 and 7:00 PM, respectively (virtual)

PTA Zoom Info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2145633414?pwd=Y3VLalhzMndKMXp6a0E3RHBpbldoZz09Testing (in-person)

  • Common Assessment Window Opens - administered by teachers during class
  • In-Day ACT Testing - October 5th for all Woodrow Seniors during 
  • In-Day PSAT testing - October 13th for all sophomores, all AVID students, and all 9/10 Dallas ISD scholars
  • In-Day College Blitz Event - October 13th for all Woodrow Seniors to complete college readiness tasks

Contact our Testing Coordinator Bridgette Paul (bpaul@dallasisd.org) with questions about testing logistics.Contact CCR Teacher John Yourse (jyourse@dallasisd.org) with questions about test preparation.Homecoming Key Dates (Newsletter with Info)

  • Deadline to Order a Mum - September 30th
  • Hallway Decorating - October 2nd
  • Spirit Days - begin October 4th
  • Homecoming Festival - October 6th
  • Homecoming Game - October 7th
  • Homecoming Dance - October 8th

Calendars:

Communication:

  • Google Classroom and Remind Codes for our different grade levels can be found HERE.
  • Make sure to also sign up for communication from the PTA HERE.
  • Follow Woodrow Wilson High School on Twitter and Instagram (@WWHS_Wildcats)

 

September 19, 2021

 

Good Evening Wildcats Families:

This week featured continued success in the classroom and with our competition teams. Thank you to those who attended our virtual Mini-School. This Thursday we will have our virtual cohort meetings. More information, including Zoom links, will be on our website and shared through Cohort Reminds. This is a chance to hear about grade-specific goals, expectations, information, and dates. Our success is dependent on how well we work together. Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

Upcoming Events:

Complete the Family Community Engagement Survey

Monthly Community “Lunch and Learn” with Principal Moran: Wednesday, September 22 12:00pm – 12:30pm

Monthly Cohort Meetings: Thursday, September 23 6:00 - 7:00 PM (virtual)

  • See the FLYER for grade-specific Zoom links. 

Fam Jam - Saturday, September 25 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM (virtual)

  • Link: https://tinyurl.com/NEVirtualFamJam21
  • The Dallas ISD "E3: Virtual Fam Jam" is a webinar featuring "hot topic" education presentations to help parents and families stay engaged and to promote academic success for their child(ren).
    • Prize donations and other participation incentives are included for attendees!!!
    • Spanish interpretation is also available.**
    • Example Topics Include: Cybersafety, Bullying, College Readiness, Choice & Magnet School Information, Reading, STEM, Early Learning, and much more!

SBDM and PTA Meetings - Wednesday, September 29 6:00 and 7:00 PM, respectively (virtual)

  • Links and agenda to be shared next week. 

Testing (in-person)

  • In-Day ACT Testing - October 5th for all Woodrow Seniors during 
  • In-Day PSAT testing - October 13th for all sophomores, all AVID students, and all 9/10 Dallas ISD scholars
  • in-Day College Blitz Event - October 13th for all Woodrow Seniors to complete college readiness tasks
    • Contact our Testing Coordinator Bridgette Paul (bpaul@dallasisd.org) with questions about testing logistics.
    • Contact CCR Teacher John Yourse (jyourse@dallasisd.org) with questions about test preparation.

Homecoming Key Dates (Newsletter with Info)

  • Deadline to Order a Mum - September 30th
  • Hallway Decorating - October 2nd
  • Spirit Days - begin October 4th
  • Homecoming Festival - October 6th
  • Homecoming Game - October 7th
  • Homecoming Dance - October 8th

Calendars:

 Communication:

  • Google Classroom and Remind Codes for our different grade levels can be found HERE.
  • Make sure to also sign up for communication from the PTA HERE.
  • Follow Woodrow Wilson High School on Twitter and Instagram (@WWHS_Wildcats)

 

September 13, 2021

 

Wildcats Families:

As we celebrate Attendance Awareness Month, the Woodrow faculty and administration want to thank you for your support in making sure students show up on time ready to participate in learning activities that will accelerate their social, emotional, and academic growth. We need your help reinforcing that students do not leave campus once they arrive, that they cannot order food to be delivered, and that they meet dress code expectations. Students are enjoying the opportunity to wear jeans and Woodrow shirts each day. While most students show their Woodrow pride appropriately every day, staff is still spending time addressing those wearing open-toed shoes, joggers, and immodest attire. We need your help. If you need help with uniform assistance, please contact our main office at 972.502.4400. 

Upcoming Events:

PFIZER Shot Clinic at Woodrow on Wednesday, September 15th

Virtual College Fair for Students (Flyer)

Homecoming Key Dates (Newsletter with Info)

  • Deadline to Order a Mum - September 30th
  • Hallway Decorating for Students - October 2nd
  • Spirit Days - begin October 4th
  • Homecoming Festival - October 6th
  • Homecoming Game - October 7th
  • Homecoming Dance - October 8th

Calendars:

Communication:

  • Google Classroom and Remind Codes for our different grade levels can be found HERE.
  • Make sure to also sign up for communication from the PTA HERE.
  • Follow Woodrow Wilson High School on Twitter and Instagram (@WWHS_Wildcats)

Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

Michael Moran

 

 

September 6, 2021

 

Wildcats Families:

Thank you to everyone who helped make week three a success. This week, progress reports will be provided to students on Wednesday. On Thursday, September 9th we will host a Title I presentation at 5:30 and then start our annual mini-school event at 6:00 PM. Parents and students will move through a shortened version of the schedule to meet each teacher and hear about the course.  

Vote for Cale:

  • Cale Patton is a finalist for the Week 2 SportsDayHS Texas HS Football Hero of the Week.
  • Vote HERE.

Mini-School Information:

Please join us this Thursday, September 9th, for our annual Mini School night. The entire event will be held virtually via Zoom. We will start the evening at 5:30pm with a brief welcome and Title 1 presentation from Principal Moran. After the presentation, we invite parents and guardians to experience their students' schedule from 6:00pm - 8:00pm by joining each teacher for a series of short meet and greets. Our teachers are very excited to meet you and begin structuring supports for our students.

Calendars:

 Free Internet for Families:

The District will continue providing reliable home internet services to support student learning. Last year we offered mobile hotspots to families and those contracts are now expiring. The Board of Trustees has authorized Phase 2 of Operation Connectivity, which will provide free home internet services for economically disadvantaged families through the 2021-2022 school year. 

Communication:

  • Google Classroom and Remind Codes for our different grade levels can be found HERE.
  • Make sure to also sign up for communication from the PTA HERE.
  • Follow Woodrow Wilson High School on Twitter and Instagram (@WWHS_Wildcats)

September Focus: Suicide Prevention and Student Attendance Awareness Month

For many of our students, school is their safe place. September is both Attendance Awareness and Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for people ages 10-34 and 4th leading cause of death for people 35-54. 

Woodrow Wilson has six counselors, a school-based mental health clinician, and partners with Parkland through on-site the Youth and Family Clinic to meet student and staff social, emotional, and mental needs. 

For more information, visit: https://nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Suicide-Prevention-Awareness-Month 

We are more likely to notice students in need when they are at school. Students with perfect attendance during the month of September will be entered into a raffle for a special prize. One student will be selected from each trustee district to be recognized districtwide. 

 

Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

 

August 30, 2021

 

Wildcats Families:

Thank you to everyone who helped make week two a success. This week we will have virtual SBDM and PTA meetings on Wednesday, September 1st starting at 6:00 PM. Next Thursday, September 9th we will host a Title I presentation at 5:30 and then start our annual mini-school event at 6:00 PM. Parents and students will move through a shortened version of the schedule to meet each teacher and hear about the course.  

SBDM Meeting - September 2021

Time: Sep 1, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

https://dallasisd.zoom.us/j/83887757255 

Meeting ID: 838 8775 7255

For Review:

SBDM Meeting Agenda September 1_2021_2022

Draft of School Compact and Parental Involvement Policy 

PTA Meeting - September 2021

Time: Sep 1, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2145633414?pwd=Y3VLalhzMndKMXp6a0E3RHBpbldoZz09

Meeting ID: 214 563 3414

Passcode: 033067

Calendars:

  • School calendars can be found on the school website: HERE.  
  • Our PTA website houses our comprehensive events calendar: HERE

Communication:

  • Google Classroom and Remind Codes for our different grade levels can be found HERE.
  • Make sure to also sign up for communication from the PTA HERE.
  • Follow Woodrow Wilson High School on Twitter and Instagram (@WWHS_Wildcats)

September Focus: Student Attendance Awareness Month

We believe that student success is directly linked to attendance. Classes begin at 9:00 AM each day. While most students are arriving with enough time to eat breakfast and to be in class on time, we’re not at 100% yet. This habit is as important as any academic skill students will learn while at Woodrow.

In order to protect student’s safety, Wildcats under the age of 18 need to be signed out by a parent in the Attendance Office when leaving campus. We are not able to accept permission through a note or a phone call. This will help make sure they aren’t leaving without permission. This includes students wanting to leave during the lunch periods. The exception are those students who have an early release period on their schedule. 

Students with perfect attendance during the month of September will be entered into a raffle for a special prize. One student will be selected from each trustee district to be recognized districtwide. 

 

Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

Michael Moran

Principal, Woodrow Wilson High School 

 

 

 August 22, 2021

 

Wildcats Families:

Thank you to everyone who helped make our first week a success. Students did an outstanding job wearing masks, bringing the appropriate backpack, and wearing an outfit that ties our campus together. Teachers worked hard to create a safe and welcoming environment for all Wildcats. As we work toward building agency in our young men and women, they will have the freedom and be expected to make mature choices as we coach and support along the way. Striving to be better each day than the one before will ensure they are prepared for life post-high school. 

Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

Checklists:

 Dress Code Information:

In order to be prepared for the school year, we will continue with the dress code and clear/mesh backpack policies. Please reach out to our community liaison, Ms. Jurado (elcorral@dallasisd.org) if you need assistance with these items. Check out the great items at the Spirit Shop.

 Woodrow Peace Pantry:

The Woodrow Community Peace Pantry helps supplement meals and provides healthy snacks, uniforms, and toiletries to students. No paperwork necessary. Stop by the horseshoe on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00pm. Students can also visit the main office, Ms. Varner in room 1205 or Ms. Joseph in room 2205 after school. See the flyer HERE (EnglishSpanish).

Calendars:

School calendars can be found on the school website: HERE.   

Communication:

  • Google Classroom and Remind Codes for our different grade levels can be found HERE.
  • Make sure to also sign up for communication from the PTA HERE.
  • Follow Woodrow Wilson High School on Twitter and Instagram (@WWHS_Wildcats)

Students Leaving Campus:

In order to protect student’s safety, Wildcats under the age of 18 need to be signed out by a parent in the Attendance Office when leaving campus. We are not able to accept permission through a note or a phone call. This will help make sure they aren’t leaving without permission. The exception are those students who have an early release period on their schedule.  

Counseling Department:

Information about the Woodrow Wilson Counseling Department can be found HERE.

In addition to our Woodrow counselors, Ms. Walton is a full-time college expert at Woodrow Wilson High School that tailors college advising to your individual needs.  At every step of the way, Ms. Walton is there to help you and your family navigate today’s college admissions and financial aid process. See the welcome flyer HERE .

 

 

August 15, 2021

 

Wildcats Parents:

We are so excited to begin the 2021-2022 school year on Monday, August 16th. We know there is a nervous excitement from all parties as we kick off this new year. Our initial focus will be on providing a safe and welcoming environment for all Wildcats. After self-screening for COVID symptoms, please make sure your student brings his charged device, charger, clear or mesh backpack, mask, and is in dress code. Individual teachers will communicate supply expectations. 

Doors will open at 8:30. Breakfast will be available for all students. Then we will help students find their first period of the day by 9:00 AM where they will receive a hard copy of their schedule. Please reference the "Beginning of the Year" checklist below:

Beginning of Year Checklist for Woodrow Families Fall 2021

Beginning of Year Checklist for Woodrow Families Fall 2021_SP

  • In order to be prepared for the school year, we will continue with the dress code and clear/mesh backpack policies. Please reach out to our community liaison, Ms. Jurado (elcorral@dallasisd.org) if you need assistance with these items. Check out the great items at the Spirit Shop.
  • School calendars can be found on the school website: HERE.   
  • Google Classroom and Remind Codes for our different grade levels can be found HERE.
  • Make sure to also sign up for communication from the PTA HERE.
  • Information about the Woodrow Wilson Counseling Department can be found HERE.

Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow Wilson High School the role model of an exemplary educational experience which sets the benchmark for inclusion, equity, and a world-class education for all schools to emulate.

 

August 6, 2021

 

Wildcats Parents:

This week we had a great freshmen orientation and we welcomed teachers back to campus. They are so excited to begin the 2021-2022 school year on August 16th with your student. Our initial focus will be to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all Wildcats.

 

In order to be prepared for the school year, we will continue with the dress code and clear/mesh backpack policies. Please reach out to our community liaison, Ms. Jurado (elcorral@dallasisd.org) if you need assistance with these items. Check out the great items on at the Spirit Shop.

 

School calendars can be found on the school website.

 

Google Classroom and Remind Codes for our different grade levels are now available. Make sure to also sign up for communication from the PTA.

 

Information about the Woodrow Wilson Counseling Department can be found online.

 

If you need help with completing your annual registration requirement, we will have support at Woodrow on Saturday, August 7 from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Please bring the required documentation.

 

On Thursday, August 12 we will host a parent meeting in the Woodrow auditorium from 6-6:45 p.m. for new families and those wanting to review this information in person. Then we will transition to the competition gym for a pep rally from 7-7:45 p.m. to kick off our fall sports. Any and all are welcome to both events.

 

Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow the exemplary school for teaching and learning.

 

 

 

June 13, 2021

 

Woodrow Families:

As we head into our last week of the school year, please review important information below so that we finish strong: 

Annual Registration Requirement

Students must be registered every year they attend Woodrow Wilson High School. 

Those that have completed the necessary steps for the current year and the upcoming school year by June 14th at 4:00 pm will be eligible to win one of four spirit packages valued at $75 donated by our PTA. 

For details visit: https://www.dallasisd.org/domain/26024 or contact the attendance office at 972 502 4409.

Final Week Schedule for Students - Updated to Reflect Early Release Days

This week received information students will have early dismissal on June 15, 16, 17, and 18. 

Students will attend two periods a day and then have an opportunity to eat lunch from 1:00 to 1:30. They can grab it to go at 1:00 or stay with us until 1:30.

Please see the schedule for the week here: LINK 

MAPs Testing

All students in grades 9-11 should have completed Reading and Math MAPS testing over the last two weeks. You will receive a call if your student has not completed this requirement. 

These tests are very important for us to measure growth and to communicate the current reading and math level to students/parents going into next school year. If you have questions about MAPs, first reach out the the student’s 3A teacher and then our testing coordinator Ms. Mclaughlin (mmclaughlin@dallasisd.org).

AP Testing and Support

If you need to participate in a make-up session for AP Testing, please reach out to your teacher and Ms. Emery (eemery@dallasisd.org) with questions about the schedule or testing specifics. 

STAAR Testing and Support 

STAAR EOC retesting will begin the week of June 21st. Each content will provide tutoring for students who did not pass. 

For more information, click HERE.

If you have questions about testing results or dates, email our testing coordinator Ms. Mclaughlin (mmclaughlin@dallasisd.org) for details. 

Credit Recovery/Summer School

As grades are finalized, counselors will continue communicating with families this week about students who failed courses this year. Due to a lack of success in the remote learning environment, they will need to be on campus to take classes through an online platform called APEX as part of our Reconnect program. Students who fail to complete the required courses will have their requested 2021-2022 schedules changed to reflect the necessary classes to stay on track for graduation. 

SAT/ACT Boot Camps

Summer ACT Fundamental Boot Camps (2-week course): 

  • Time: 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
  • Dates: June 21- June 30.  (Detailed dates will be available when registration opens)
  • Location: Virtual

Summer SAT Fundamental Boot Camps (2-week course): 

  • Time: 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
  • Dates: June 21- June 30 (Detailed dates will be available when registration opens)
  • Location: Virtual

Space is LIMITED. Register now to reserve your spot. Once you have registered, The Princeton Review will send you an email to create your online test prep account.  Contact Aren Robinson at arerobinson@dallasisd.org.

Technology for the Summer

To accommodate all of our scholars for Summer and Fall learning, returning students will keep their device for the summer. If a student is not returning to the District for the 2021-2022 school year, the device is to be returned to the school at the time of the withdrawal. 

In the fall, high schoolers will exchange their Chromebook for a new Windows laptop. 

Summer tech support is available to students and parents throughout the summer. Please contact the IT Service Desk at 972.925.5630 Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm, or email ITServiceDesk@Dallasisd.org 

Senior Information

Congratulations, Class of 2021.

View Dallas ISD graduation ceremonies here: https://www.dallasisd.org/graduations 

 

June 7, 2021

 

Good evening, Wildcat Families. 

This is one of my favorite weeks of the year as we celebrate our seniors during their last week leading up to graduation. There are great social activities along with technology drop off, cap and gown pick up, and graduation rehearsal. 

 Senior Information

Continue to visit the “Senior News” tab on the PTA website for up to the minute information: LINK.

Annual Registration Requirement

Students must be registered every year they attend Woodrow Wilson High School. 

Those that have completed the necessary steps for the current year and the upcoming school year by June 14th at 4:00 pm will be eligible to win one of four spirit packages valued at $75 donated by our PTA. 

For details visit: https://www.dallasisd.org/domain/26024 or contact the attendance office at 972 502 4409.

MAPs Testing

Student’s third period teacher will help facilitate the End of Year MAPs testing. 

  • Last Wednesday students completed their third and final Reading assessment with their 3A teacher. 
  • Next Wednesday students will complete their third and final Math assessment with their 3B teacher. 

These tests are very important for us to measure growth and to communicate the current reading and math level to students/parents going into next school year. 

AP Testing and Support

If you need to participate in a make-up session for AP Testing, please reach out to your teacher and Ms. Emery (eemery@dallasisd.org) with questions about the schedule or testing specifics. 

Attendance for Credit

June 10th is the deadline for non-seniors to make up seat time for excessive absences.. Earning a passing grade is not enough to earn credit. Students must be in attendance 90% of the time the class is offered. 

 Students WILL be denied credit if they miss the deadline. There are no extensions. Students will need to attend Summer School or retake the course next school year if they miss the deadline. Students should contact their teacher about the specific number of absences they have and hours they need to make up. 

Review more information here: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/58156 

Final Week Schedule for Students - Updated to Reflect Early Release Days

This week received information students will have early dismissal on June 15, 16, 17, and 18. 

Students will attend two periods a day and then have an opportunity to eat lunch from 1:00 to 1:30. They can grab it to go at 1:00 or stay with us until 1:30.

Please see the schedule for the week here: LINK 

STAAR Testing and Support 

Teachers will begin communicating STAAR results and if students need to retest the week of June 21st. Each content will provide tutoring for students who did not pass. If you have questions about testing results or dates, email our testing coordinator Ms. Mclaughlin (mmclaughlin@dallasisd.org) for details. 

Credit Recovery/Summer School

Counselors will begin communicating with families this week about students who failed courses this year. Due to a lack of success in the remote learning environment, they will need to be on campus to take classes through an online platform called APEX as part of our Reconnect program. Students who fail to complete the required courses will have their requested 2021-2022 schedules changed to reflect the necessary classes to stay on track for graduation. 

Technology for the Summer

To accommodate all of our scholars for Summer and Fall learning, returning students will keep their device for the summer. If a student is not returning to the District for the 2021-2022 school year, the device is to be returned to the school at the time of the withdrawal. 

In the fall, high schoolers will exchange their Chromebook for a new Windows laptop. 

Summer tech support is available to students and parents throughout the summer. Please contact the IT Service Desk at 972.925.5630 Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm, or email ITServiceDesk@Dallasisd.org

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