Principal Moran's Weekly Message

 

April 19, 2021

 

Wildcat Families.

It was great to see students returning on Monday and Freshmen test on Tuesday. This Thursday we’ll host our English II students for their STAAR EOC exam. The week’s schedule will be A-B-A-Test/Flex-B. T As we begin the final quarter of the year please know this time is very stressful for students They’re worried about grades, tests, and the transitions that will happen at the end of the year. Much of this is magnified by the pandemic. We would love to see your student on campus to support them for these final months. Please contact us for any social, emotional, or academic supports. You’re not in this alone. Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow the exemplary school for teaching and learning.

English II STAAR Testing – Thursday, April 22

In order to create a safety testing environment and continue to maximize instructional days, we are asking only English II STAAR EOC testers to come to campus on Thursday, April 22nd. Wednesday, April 21st  will be an A-Day.

We had over 85% of our Freshmen attend last Tuesday. Let’s hit 90% for our sophomore class on Thursday!

Click here for more testing details: FLYER 

2020-2021 Woodrow Wilson High School A-B Calendar

AP Testing Meeting – Thursday April 22

We will be hosting an AP Testing Meeting on April 22 5:00-6:00 pm for students AND parents to explain testing procedures, review expectations, and introduce the option digital testers will have to either test on campus or at home.

MEETING FLYER 

PTA Meeting – Tuesday April 20

Due to a handful of conflicts, we will have to move our general PTA meeting scheduled for Monday to Tuesday April 20th at 7:00 pm.

Parent Survey

Dallas ISD is asking parents to let us know their opinions about their children’s schools and other topics that will help us improve schools and the district overall. You can share your opinions by responding to the 2021 Parent Survey.

Survey Link

Virtual Fam Jam - Northeast Network – April 22, 5:00 PM

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!

Register HERE.

Support for JoJo Howard

It is with a heavy heart that we share with you the passing of one of our beloved Wildcats

who was loved by many here at Woodrow Wilson High School.

Joseph Howard was an amazing student, athlete, friend, and son and will be greatly missed by us all. His many accomplishments and contributions to his school, teammates friends and family will never be forgotten. Let's join together and shine our Woodrow love on his family in their greatest time of need. LINK

Please see the image for Grief Red Flags  and contact our counseling staff for ant supports. LINK

SBDM Candidate Registration

Interested in serving on the holding an elected position on our Site Based Decision Making Committee for the 2021-2022 school year?

Please complete the SBDM Candidate Form. If you have questions about the process, please contact current SBDM President Julie Broberg at juliebrbrg@gmail.com.

Social Media and Calendars

Follow all the good news on Instagram and Twitter @WWHS_Wildcats

 

April 12, 2021

 

Good evening, Wildcat Families.

This is an exciting week. As we kick off the final nine weeks, we will be welcoming back seniors and other students opting for in-person learning. We want these last nine weeks to be a positive and memorable experience for all of our Wildcats. Then on Tuesday we will host freshmen for the English I STAAR exam. This test is a graduation requirement and per the Texas Education Agency must be taken on campus. We will continue to provide a safe and welcoming environment for our Wildcats. We are so excited to see your student on campus this week. Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow the exemplary school for teaching and learning.

Calendar Changes

In order to create a safety testing environment and continue to maximize instructional days, we are asking only English I STAAR EOC testers to come to campus on Tuesday, April 13th. Wednesday, April 14th will be a B Day.

The following week, Wednesday April 21st will be an A Day and we are asking only students taking the English II STAAR EOC test to come to campus.  

I know this change is late. If you need your student to attend campus on the testing days, please have them check in to the main office and we will help them.

2020-2021 Woodrow Wilson High School A-B Calendar

Welcome Back, Seniors

We are excited to welcome back seniors on April 12th. As students complete their last nine weeks of high school, we want to offer them the best experience possible.

Key Points:

  • Students should arrive by 9:00 AM unless they have late arrival.
  • Seniors will continue to enter through the new gym. Late arrival students enter through the guest entrance at the front.
  • They will report to the cafeteria where we will welcome them and review expectations before dismissing to 1st period.
  • Since PowerSchool does not have room numbers, we will email students a version with room numbers before Monday.
  • Dress code will be relaxed but appropriate. Monday they should wear their Senior shirt.
  • They should bring a charged laptop and any other items in a clear backpack for contactless entry.
  • We are trying to make sure most seniors will be able to have B lunch together.  
  • We will have Tik Tok challenges throughout the day. See the flyer HERE. 
  • You do not have to submit the Learning Preference Change Form to attend on Monday.

STAAR Preparation and Testing

The STAAR EOC exams are a graduation requirement for students in the state of Texas.

The English I test will be Tuesday, April 13th.

Freshmen need to come to Saturday School from 9-12. This is their last prep session.

See the flyer HERE. 

Student’s proctors should be contacting them about Tuesday. Students will stay all day and have a treat provided by PTA at dismissal. More details about the day will be sent Monday.

Covid Screening

Woodrow has been chosen as a pilot school for the Quickscreen tool. Students and staff will scan the code at entry to answer COVID screening questions each morning.

Video about Quickscreen:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/3jIt09sXDhU96mi3Sh9GjhOlUNYjPr0vGz0-GuGeUkwAnsy7MyUAmstju5IikO_W.NjRf-qPVUS9U17Pi

See the flyer with more information HERE. 

New Weekly “Lunch and Learn” Series

Have questions or concerns?

Join Principal Moran and the admin team for an informal chat to briefly discuss some hot topics.

Each Friday from 12:45 to 1:15 PM on Zoom. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/fridaylunchandlearn 

 

April 6, 2021

 

Good evening, Wildcat Families.

We hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend. This week is the last four days of the 3rd marking period. This grade will be critical for earning credit the second semester. We will also have our English I STAAR EOC test next Tuesday, April 13th. Per the Texas Education Agency, this test must be taken on campus and continues to be a graduation requirement. To make this day fun, we’re planning a “game day” theme to celebrate this milestone for our freshmen. Please have them wear their favorite jersey or team shirt so they bring their “A” game. We’ll have one more practice session Saturday from 9 to 12 this Saturday. That may mean the difference between scoring at the Meets and Masters level. Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow the exemplary school for teaching and learning.

STAAR Preparation

The STAAR EOC exams in English I, English II, Biology, Algebra I, and US History continue to be a graduation requirement for students in the state of Texas.

The English I test will be April 13th and the English II test will be April 22nd.

These will be administered on campus in the coming months. Daily participation in class and in additional preparation sessions will ensure they are prepared for these important exams.

We will host English I and II prep session this Saturday from 9-12. See the flyer HERE. 

Please see the flyer with testing information HERE. 

Class of 2021 Parent Meeting

Wildcat Seniors and Parents,

On Thursday April 8th at 5PM we will be hosting a Senior Parent meeting. We will have a spring update with more information about important events. The zoom link will be posted on Cohort 2021 Google Classroom and sent out through the PTA the night of. The Senior team is looking forward to seeing you then!

See the flyer HERE. 

New Weekly “Lunch and Learn” Series

Have questions or concerns?

Join Principal Moran and the admin team for an informal chat to briefly discuss some hot topics.

Each Friday from 12:45 to 1:15 PM on Zoom.

See the flyer HERE. 

Virtual Fam Jam - Northeast Network – April 22, 5:00 PM

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!

Register HERE.

Tim Brown Golf Tournament – May 3rd

Tim Brown Woodrow Golf Tournament 2021 Sponsorship Information

Do not miss the opportunity to help all athletes and all sports at Woodrow especially when we had to cancel last year due to Covid!

CLICK HERE FOR SPONSORSHIP AND PLAYER WEBSITE TO SIGN UP!

Social Media and Calendars

Follow all the good news on Instagram and Twitter @WWHS_Wildcats

 

March 28, 2021

 

Good evening, Wildcat Families.

It is very important that we finish this year strong. We have two more weeks until the end of the marking period. There will be no school this Friday or next Monday. Our schedule for the week will be A-B-B-A. There will be no flex day this week or next. We WILL offer in-person Saturday support from 9-12 the next two weekends for upcoming English I and II STAAR tests. These are opportunities to get acclimated to the campus, prepare for the test, and practice the new online testing platform. Per the Texas Education Agency, these exams must be administered on campus and remain a graduation requirement. Look forward to more specifics regarding upcoming tests. Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow the exemplary school for teaching and learning.

STAAR Preparation

The STAAR EOC exams in English I, English II, Biology, Algebra I, and US History continue to be a graduation requirement for students in the state of Texas. These will be administered on campus in the coming months. Daily participation in class and in additional preparation sessions will ensure they are prepared for these important exams.

We are adding additional English I and II prep session this Saturday from 9-12.

Please see the flyer for prep session times and codes to the Google Classrooms: Flyer 

Class Rank and Student Records

Updated class rank was emailed to students on Friday, March 26.  

Please see the student directions for accessing their Outlook email HERE .

If you need a transcript reflecting this updated information, you can request student records using the Google Form on this page: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/57453

The directions for accessing transcripts through Greenlight are hosted here: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/72840

Class of 2021 – March 31 Deadline for Dallas County Promise

If you have not joined the ASP Google Classroom, the code is ityf4dj and to join the Remind text @aspwwhs21 to 81010. This will keep you on track with announcements, reminders, and assignments.

Dallas County Promise deadlines have been extended to March 31st.

Student Election Workers

It’s that time again when we start looking for Student Clerk Poll Workers for the upcoming Saturday, May 1, 2020, Joint Election. With each election, a new application is required. Each student must be aware of the steps and criteria in order to work on Election Day.    

PLEASE NOTE THAT AN APPLICATION SUBMISSION DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PLACEMENT. 

Applications must be legible, timely, and students must communicate with the Elections Department, their parents, and the Election Judge. DEADLINE for application submission is Friday, April 2, 2021, for the Saturday, May 1, 2021, Joint Election. Because the election is on Saturday, students will not need a principal signature. You can EMAIL your application to (studentelectionworker@dallascounty.org) or FAX (214-819-6301).

See the application HERE .

Tim Brown Golf Tournament – May 3rd

Do not miss the opportunity to help all athletes and all sports at Woodrow especially when we had to cancel last year due to Covid! 

CLICK HERE FOR SPONSORSHIP AND PLAYER WEBSITE TO SIGN UP!

Social Media and Calendars

Follow all the good news on Instagram and Twitter @WWHS_Wildcats

 

March 22, 2021

 

Wildcat Families:

Please see the important information and upcoming deadlines to support your Wildcat student. 

Dallas ISD plans to continue following established COVID-19 guidelines

See the post with more information here: https://thehub.dallasisd.org/2021/03/03/dallas-isd-to-continue-following-established-covid-19-guidelines-while-seeking-guidance-from-tea-and-county/

With Spring Break just around the corner travel guidelines follow CDC  ravel guidelines for staff and students returning from domestic and/or international travel (Update - February 16, 2021) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

Freshman Support – Algebra I Mock Exam, Wednesday Support, and Parent Meeting

We need ALL freshmen taking Algebra I to participate in the STAAR Mock Exam at Woodrow on Wednesday, March 23rd. We need this information to create personalized learning plans. See the flyer HERE.

Starting Wednesday, March 24th ALL freshmen students will be required to attend Super Wednesdays at Woodrow Wilson to help prepare for upcoming tests and community building! See the flyer HERE.

The 9th grade cohort team will host a parent meeting Thursday evening from 5:00 to 6:00 PM on Zoom.

STAAR Preparation

The STAAR EOC exams in English I, English II, Biology, Algebra I, and US History continue to be a graduation requirement for students in the state of Texas. These will be administered on campus in the coming months. Daily participation in class and in additional preparation sessions will ensure they are prepared for these important exams.

Please see the flyer for prep session times and codes to the Google Classrooms: HERE 

Class Rank and Student Records

Data quality is critical for class ranking. To provide an opportunity for counselors and data controllers to review and reconcile duplicate grades and credits, attendance for credit denials, and mismatch GPA points, class rank for students in grades 10-12 will be rerun for all high schools on March 24th. Student transcripts are reviewed for accuracy and uploaded by April 5th.

If you need a transcript reflecting this updated information, you can request student records using the Google Form on this page: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/57453

The directions for accessing transcripts through Greenlight are hosted here: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/72840

Class of 2021 – Scholarship Info and March 31 Deadline for Dallas County Promise

If you have not joined the ASP Google Classroom, the code is ityf4dj and to join the Remind text @aspwwhs21 to 81010. This will keep you on track with announcements, reminders, and assignments.

Woodrow Community Foundation scholarship applications are due Friday and two important scholarships are due Monday. See more information HERE.

Dallas County Promise deadlines have been extended to March 31st. See this important article about students continuing their education after high school.

Dual Language Parent Meeting

There will be a Dual Language parent meeting Thursday at 6:00 PM. See the flyer HERE.

Yearbook Photos

We have a total of 1,444 underclassmen and only 300 of them took the opportunity to come up and get their photo taken for this year’s yearbook ☹

Mr. Kelemen and his team of student photographers will provide this LAST opportunity to take underclassmen portraits before their deadline to submit for this year’s yearbook.

Help us spread the word: The photos will just take a few minutes and then you will be done! Wear a casual shirt or dress nicely, or wear your team uniform. Your choice!

  • Wednesday, March 24 12pm-4pm
  • All students who have not taken their yearbook photo
  • Room 3009

www.woodrowyearbook.com

Don't forget to purchase a YEARBOOK NOW!  CLICK on the link to purchase one today before they are sold out! Woodrow Yearbook Store 

Social Media and Calendars

Follow all the good news on Instagram and Twitter @WWHS_Wildcats

 

March 8, 2021

 

It’s hard to believe it has been a year since COVID changed life and school as we knew it. I’m proud of the perseverance shown by teachers, staff, students, and you during this time. Despite enormous challenges, our athletic teams and performance groups continue excel. This last week 80 percent of our juniors came in person to take their SAT test. Nearly as many seniors have completed their college application and financial aid paperwork. This week we need 100% of our freshmen and sophomores to take the mock STAAR exam remotely. By continuing to follow safety protocols, I am optimistic that we are headed to a Woodrow experience that combines the best of our traditions with what we have learned during the pandemic so that we create experiences that maximize the social, emotional, and academic growth of EVERY Wildcat. Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow the exemplary school for teaching and learning.

 

Dallas ISD plans to continue following established COVID-19 guidelines

See the post with more information here: https://thehub.dallasisd.org/2021/03/03/dallas-isd-to-continue-following-established-covid-19-guidelines-while-seeking-guidance-from-tea-and-county/

 

Morning Student Engagement Initiative

This week we will launch new opportunities for students to connect to the school and one another. Both in-person and virtual students will continue to meet with the 1A teacher on Monday mornings. During this time the teacher will

  • review the weekly announcements, provide notifications to individual students,
  • remind them to check their school email (directions here),
  • and assist them with making a morning schedule based on the engagement opportunities being offered. These opportunities include tutoring, meetings, clubs, and special events. See the list.

Then on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, in-person and virtual students will attend their selected sessions from 8:50 to 9:20.

 

Freshman Support

We need all freshmen to take their English I STAAR Mock Exam on Wednesday, March 10. We need this information to create personalized learning plans.

When we return from Spring Break, we would like freshmen to come to campus on Wednesdays for academic support in the morning from 9-12 and socialization in the afternoon. More information to come.

 

STAAR Preparation

The STAAR EOC exams in English I, English II, Biology, Algebra I, and US History continue to be a graduation requirement for students in the state of Texas. These will be administered on campus in the coming months. Daily participation in class and in additional preparation sessions will ensure they are prepared for these important exams.

Please see the flyer for prep session times and codes to the Google Classrooms: Flyer 

 

Class Rank and Student Records

Students in grades 10-12 were emailed their class rank on Friday. If you need a transcript reflecting this updated information, you can request student records using the Google Form on this page: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/57453

You can also access transcripts directly using Greenlight. The directions are hosted here: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/72840

 

Pre-AP courses will be known as “honors” courses beginning in the 2021-2022 school year

See the post with more information here: https://thehub.dallasisd.org/2021/02/09/pre-ap-courses-will-be-known-as-honors-courses-beginning-in-the-2021-2022-school-year/

 

Class of 2021

If you have not joined the ASP Google Classroom, the code is ityf4dj and to join the Remind text @aspwwhs21 to 81010. This will keep you on track with announcements, reminders, and assignments.

 

Dallas County Promise deadlines have been extended to the end of the month. See this important article about students continuing their education after high school.

 

Social Media and Calendars

Follow all the good news on Instagram and Twitter @WWHS_Wildcats

 

March 1, 2021

 

Dear Wildcat Families:

We are looking forward to a great week. Please see important information about upcoming deadlines and dates below. 

 

Morning Student Engagement Initiative

This week we will launch new opportunities for students to connect to the school and one another. Both in-person and virtual students will continue to meet with the 1A teacher on Monday mornings. During this time the teacher will

  • review the weekly announcements, provide notifications to individual students,
  • remind them to check their school email,
  • and assist them with making a morning schedule based on the engagement opportunities being offered. These opportunities include tutoring, meetings, clubs, and special events. See the list.

Then on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, in-person and virtual students will attend their selected sessions from 8:50 to 9:20.

 

Parent Conferences - Thursday, March 4th from 6-8 PM

Virtual Parent Conferences will be held Thursday, March 4th from 6-8 PM. Your student's Cycle 2 and Semester 1 grades are finalized and can be viewed via Parent Portal. Report cards were mailed last week Please continue to reach out to teachers to discuss your student’s progress. Email addresses can be found here: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/57447

Parent Conference Flyer – English , Spanish 

 

SAT Testing - March 3rd from 9:00 to 3:00 PM

Juniors will take the in-day SAT test on March 3rd from 9:00 to 3:00 PM. Per College Board, this test must be taken on campus. We will continue to follow CDC and local health guidelines to ensure a safe testing environment.

 

The Woodrow Testing Department has been informed by the College Board that our shipment of testing materials has been delayed due to lingering effects of the severe weather last week. On the chance that our materials do not come by 10 am on Tuesday, March 2nd, we will reschedule the SAT School Day for Wednesday, March 24th and send communication at that time via Remind, call outs, and Cohort 2022 announcements.

 

SAT Flyer LINK

 

Freshman Support

Still owe seat time for the first semester? Looking to meet follow freshmen? Join us on Wednesday, March 3rd 12:30-4pm in the cafeteria. Link Crew Leaders will be there for you as tutors AND to run some fun games! In-person attendance is highly encouraged, but you may also join us virtually from 1-4pm.

 

Here is the Zoom link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84405342268?pwd=Q1o2MFZhOUxISnlHTFRlUnJDRkZldz09

 

Chick-fil-A lunch provided to in-person freshman. See you there!

 

Link Crew Event Flyer HERE .

 

The 9th grade team at Woodrow is working hard to improve our communication with students & families. Part of this initiative includes an electronic monthly newsletter. Please click the link below to find important information regarding upcoming parent conferences & 9th grade parent meeting, attendance for credit, important dates, and more!

 

See the March Newsletter here: EnglishSpanish.

 

Summer Internship and Job Opportunities for Rising Juniors and Seniors

This is a selective program sponsored by Dallas Works Mayor’s Summer Work Employment Program. The Level 3 application deadline is March 1st. Please reach out to Business teacher Mr. Kuehn (cokuehn@dallasisd.org) with questions.

 

Application: Dallas Works Application

 

Superintendent’s Scholarship

In 2020, 72 outstanding graduating seniors earned a total of $180,000 through Dallas ISD Superintendent’s Scholarships! 

 

Applications are due March 5thLINK.

 

Social Media and Calendars

Follow all the good news on Instagram and Twitter @WWHS_Wildcats

PTA Master Calendar

 

 

February 22, 2021

 

Woodrow Families:

We hope everyone is finally safe and warm. While many of you are resuming normalcy, we are working through some building issues affecting heat and water. Please see important information about upcoming events and deadlines.

 

Parent Conferences

Virtual Parent Conferences scheduled for Thursday evening will be postponed but reach out directly to teachers to discuss student progress. Your student's Cycle 2 and Semester 1 grades are finalized and can be viewed via Parent Portal. Our goal is to mail report cards when campus staff return on February 24. Teacher email addresses can be found on Woodrow's DISD website.

 

Food Distribution

Due to inclement weather, Friday, February 19, 2021 Curbside Meal Service is cancelled & re-scheduled to Monday, February 22, 2021 4:30-6:30 p.m. only. Curbside Meal Service on Monday, February 22, 2021 will distribute two days' worth of meals.

 

We know many of you have recently been in desperate situations and we want to help coordinate a drive to take some of the burden of our Woodrow and JL Long families. Please complete the questions in this survey so that we can coordinate a plan to collect and distribute most-needed items.

 

If your family needs items that are not on this list please contact Ms. Jurado, our Community Liaison, at elcorral@dallasisd.org.

 

SBDM Meeting

Our next SBDM Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 24 from 5-6 p.m. View the agenda. Join the meeting via Zoom.

 

 

Has Your Student Completed Middle-of-the-Year MAPs Testing?

9th, 10th, and 11th grade students: We have received an extension for making up our MAPs test, so if your student did not get a chance to complete your reading or math test, please see the attached flyer for the makeup plan! Makeup testing will happen on our Flex Wednesday, February 24 and students will log on virtually with our testing coordinator, Mrs. McLaughlin, to complete the test. Please email Mrs. McLaughlin f you have any questions after reading the flyer.

 

Senior Support

Some of our Promise partner colleges are extending deadlines for 2021 seniors to be eligible for Promise tuition funding! 

 

We are partnering with DSAA, Dallas ISD Counseling Services, and ASP to provide English and Spanish help sessions on February 24. Participants will be eligible for a $1000 scholarship.

Get the session information. Use this worksheet to help prepare.

 

Yearbook Pictures

We want everyone included in the historic version of the Woodrow yearbook. Students in grades 9-11 should sign up for a time to be photographed on Wednesday, February 24 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. This will be the last opportunity for yearbook pictures. Visit the Woodrow Yearbook website for further instructions and to sign up.

 

Attendance for Credit

Our goal is to mail report cards on February 24. The report may reflect no credit given, even if your student passed their class. But there is still hope and time. Please visit Woodrow's DISD website for more information on Attendance for Credit and next steps. The final deadline for students to regain their credit and make-up their hours is being extended to March 8. Hours can be made up remotely through the Attendance for Credit Google Classroom.

 

Summer Internship and Job Opportunities for Rising Juniors and Seniors

This is a selective program sponsored by Dallas Works Mayor’s Summer Work Employment Program. The Level 3 application deadline is March 1st. Please email our business teacher Mr. Kuehn with questions. Visit the Dallas Works website for additional information.

 

SAT Preparation for Juniors

11th graders will take the SAT test on March 3 on the Woodrow campus. Wednesdays and weekends are great opportunities to prepare for this exam. This is the score many students will use to apply as college applications open this summer. See the following flyers for support: Month-at-a-glance, SAT Prep Course (English, Spanish).

 

Social Media and Calendar

Follow all the good news on Instagram and Twitter @WWHS_Wildcats and the Woodrow PTA online calendar.

 

February 8, 2021

 

Wildcat Families:

We hope everyone is enjoying the weekend in a safe and enjoyable way. Please see important information and resources outlined below.     

 

Returning Student Course Selections

The course selection form will go live on Monday, February 8 at 8 a.m. and will close Friday, February 12 at 8 p.m. Please see these directions and visit the Welcome to Woodrow site for more information.

 

Attendance for Credit

Report cards will be mailed home on February 11 and the report may reflect no credit given, even if your student passed their class. But there is still hope and time. Please visit Woodrow's DISD site and click the Attendance tab for more information on Attendance for Credit and next steps. The final deadline for students to regain their credit and make-up their hours is February 22.

 

Step 1 - Parents - Fill out a Petition requesting an ‘extension’ for your student(s) to complete their Seat Time Hours. Submit your Petition to taustinjackson@dallasisd.org No later than February 22, 2021.

 

Truancy Warning Notices

As Dallas ISD moves into the new school year, the Parent Service Department is excited to announce that effective January 26, 2021, parents will be able to view and/or download the first Truancy Warning Notice through the Parent Resource Center. View the Truancy Warning Notice online.

 

Access the Parent Service Department website for FAQs and detailed information about attendance requirements and truancy.

 

Middle-of-the-Year MAPs Testing

Students in grades 9-11 need to take the Math portion of the MAPs test on Wednesday, February 10 starting at 9 a.m. The Zoom link and assistance will be provided by the student’s 3A teacher.

See the flyer for more information. 

 

Peace Pantry Food Drive

Support the Woodrow Peace Pantry by dropping on items on Wednesday at the designated times. This will go a long way with helping families in need during this very difficult time.

See the flyer for more information. 

 

Yearbook Pictures

We want everyone included in the historic version of the Woodrow yearbook. Students in grades 9-11 should sign up for a time to be photographed. There are spaces available on February 10 and February 24. See the flyer and instructions.

 

SAT Preparation for Juniors

11th graders will take the SAT test on March 3 on the Woodrow campus. Wednesdays and weekends are great opportunities to prepare for this exam. This is the score many students will use to apply as college applications open this summer.

 

See the following flyers for support: Month-at-a-Glance , SAT Prep Course – ENG , SAT Prep Course SPANACT Prep

 

Senior Support

We’re excited to announce that some of our Promise partner colleges are extending deadlines for 2021 seniors to be eligible for Promise tuition funding! These partners require the submission of the Promise Pledge, the fall 2021 admission application, and a 2021-2022 financial aid application (FAFSA or TASFA). See this flyer for more information.

 

We are partnering with DSAA, Dallas ISD Counseling Services, and ASP to provide English and Spanish help sessions on February 17 . Participants will be eligible for a $1000 scholarship. See the session information here

 

Find additional scholarship information at these sites:

2021-2022 School Calendar

The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees Thursday night adopted three calendars for the next two school years, with the majority of schools, including Woodrow, set to have a traditional calendar. View the traditional calendar

 

Teacher and Staff Support

Help Support Woodrow Staff by Stocking our Culture Cart: Amazon or Walmart.

 

 

February 1, 2021

 

Wildcat Families:

On Monday we begin semester 2. Students should review the cohort classroom to review their schedule and adjust their Google Classrooms accordingly.

 

Thank you to those who attended “Welcome to Woodrow,” and a shout out to nearly 100 seniors who came on Saturday to complete important college-readiness tasks.

 

Wednesday, February 3, students in grades 9-11 will need to complete their middle of the year MAPs test virtually with support from their 3rd period teacher. Let’s hit 100% participation.

 

Finally, there will be no bell schedule changes as we start the second semester, yet in-person and remote students assigned to our B lunch will now eat from 1:30 to 2:05 with their C lunch peers. Consolidating to two lunches will make sure no classes are interrupted by lunch and more students can connect with their peers.

Let’s have a great week, and thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow the exemplary school for teaching and learning.

 

Freshman Support  Meeting on Wednesday, January 27
Miss the meeting? Access the recording online.

 

“Welcome to Woodrow” - Thursday, January 28 from 6-8 p.m.
Visit the website for important information about programming, the course selection process, and recorded sessions from our “Welcome to Woodrow” event.

 

Learning Preference ***Update Now***

Parents may choose for their students to return back in person on their assigned TWO days, in person FOUR days a week (except Wednesday), or continue remote learning. You will not need to wait until the end of this grading period to return to in-person. Simply submit the form for administrative review. 

 

Social Media and Calendars

Follow all the good news on Instagram and Twitter @WWHS_Wildcats

PTA Master Calendar

2020-2021 Woodrow Wilson High School A-B Calendar

2020-2021 Woodrow Wilson High School Bell Schedule

 

 

January 25, 2021

 

Wildcat Families:

Good evening. This is a busy last week of the first semester. Semester grades will be an average of the first and second nine weeks. On Wednesday there will be an opportunity for freshman and seniors to get additional on-campus support. Wednesday evening, the 9th grade team will host a virtual parent meeting to discuss the upcoming semester. Thursday night we will host our “Welcome to Woodrow” event from 6-8 p.m. Academies and programs will present information and answer questions to help with the course selection process. On Saturday, ASP and our counselors are hosting a Super Saturday event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to help seniors with applications, scholarships, ordering from Jostens, and more. As always, thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow the exemplary school for teaching and learning.

 

Freshman Support

Wednesday, January 27

On-Campus and Virtual Support for Students from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m

Parent Meeting from 6-7 p.m.

On peer mentoring program, Link Crew, has planned a freshman support day for Wednesday, January 27 from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. There will be fun activities, academic support, and the opportunity to make up seat time for excessive absences. See the flyer HERE.

 

The 9th grade team would like to invite you to a virtual parent meeting next Wednesday, January 27 at 6 p.m. Your student’s assistant principal, counselor, and coordinator will be there to discuss Semester 2 schedules, attendance, graduation requirements, 2021-2022 course selection, important upcoming dates, and more! Here is the Zoom Link.

 

“Welcome to Woodrow

Thursday, January 28 from 6–8 p.m.

It is that time of the year again for next year’s course selections. We have created a website to help you learn more about the programs offered at Woodrow and it includes the course selection timeline and course sheets. Please take time to explore the website and prepare questions that you may have. We will host our Virtual Welcome to Woodrow night that is geared towards incoming 9th graders, but all are welcome, on Thursday, January 28 from 6-8pm. At this event, each program will host a 20-minute Q&A session. You can ask your questions at this time or reach out to the program contacts provided on the site. For academic guidance, starting January 18, you can find information on the timeline page to schedule a 15-minute conference with the counselor. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy exploring all the different things Woodrow Wilson High School has to offer.

 

Additional information including the rotation schedule and Zoom links will be posted here: https://tinyurl.com/WWHS-ExploreWoodrow.

 

See the flyers here: English and Spanish.

 

Senior Support

On-Campus Support Wednesday, January 27 from 9 a.m. – 3p.m.

Super Saturday Event, January 30 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Seniors, if you are needing makeup hours as well time to get assignments turned in before the end of the semester; this Wednesday, January 27 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., you will be able to attend tutorials in your core subjects and get seat time for attendance for credit at the same time.

 

Also, our counselors and ASP have planned a Super Saturday event to help students and families complete important items. We will utilize the cafeteria, hallways, and library to set up physically distant stations to support you with FAFSA/TASFA, Dallas County Promise, College Applications, Scholarship Applications, Jostens, and Yearbook Orders. Many of these tasks have deadlines the first week of February. In order to be safe and prepared to help each family, we will send suggested times to attend. Please reach out to your counselor or Ms. Baz (lbaz@aspdallas.org) with questions.

See the flyer HERE.

Learning Preference

***Update Now***

Parents may choose to for their students to return back in person on their assigned TWO days, in person FOUR days a week (except Wednesday), or continue remote learning. Here is the LINK to choose. You will not need to wait until the end of this grading period to return to in-person, simply submit the form for administrative review. 

 

Shout Outs!

Send shout outs to our Community Liaison Elizabeth Jurado at elcorral@dallasisd.org.

 

Follow all the good news on Instagram and Twitter @WWHS_Wildcats.

 

January 18, 2021

 

Good evening, Wildcat Families. There are just nine days left in the first semester. This week will follow the pattern B-A-A-B. Semester grades will be an average of the first and second nine weeks. There will be no formal ACPs. Teachers will administer their own exams as part of the second nine week grading cycle. A passing grade is not enough to earn credit. Students must also be in attendance 90% of the time the class is offered. There is a Google Classroom for those with excessive absences. Seat time must be made up by January 22. Interested in making changes to your student’s Learning Preference? No need to wait until February 1. Visit the At Home Learning page of our website to submit your request. Thank you for partnering with us to be the exemplary school for teaching and learning.

 

Welcome to Woodrow

January 28 from 6 – 8 PM

 

It is that time of the year again for next year’s course selections. We have created a Welcome to Woodrow website to help you learn more about the programs offered at Woodrow and it includes the course selection timeline and course sheets. Please take time to explore the website and prepare questions that you may have. We will host our Virtual Welcome to Woodrow night that is geared towards incoming 9th graders, but all are welcome, on Thursday, January 28 from 6-8pm. At this event, each program will host a 20-minute Q&A session. You can ask your questions at this time or reach out to the program contacts provided on the site. For academic guidance, starting January 18, you can find information on the timeline page to schedule a 15-minute conference with the counselor. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy exploring all the different things Woodrow Wilson High School has to offer. Check out the Welcome to Woodrow website. The flyers are available in English and Spanish.

 

 

Learning Preference

***Update Now***

 

Parents may choose to for their students to return back in person on their assigned TWO days, in person FOUR days a week (except Wednesday), or continue remote learning. Here is the LINK to choose. You will not need to wait until the end of this grading period to return to in-person, simply submit the form for administrative review.

 

We ask that if you select an in-person learning model that you commit to remaining in that model for at least 4 weeks. This will help us plan for safety, give teachers and administration time to reevaluate current practices in the classroom, and make adjustments accordingly to accommodate for a new ratio of on-campus vs. virtual learners.

 

Attendance Matters, Wildcats!

Seat Time Deadline is January 22

 

The final deadline for students on a Principal’s Plan to complete their required Seat Time is January 22, 2021.

 

If you have 8 or more absences in 1st or 5th period, you are on the Principal’s Plan.

If you have 4 or more absences in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th period, you are on the Principal’s Plan.

1st semester report cards will be mailed home on February 11th, 2021. If you are on a Principal’s Plan and you have not completed your required Seat Time hours, you will be denied your course credit, even if you passed the class.

 

Watch this video for more information on how to log into the Attendance for Credit Google Classrooms.

 

Request an attendance report from the attendance office.

 

Shout Outs!

 

We just made Woodrow history! MacKenzie McCulloch not only made the Texas 5A All-State Band, she got First Chair at the Area audition out of 20 candidates!! This is incredible! Shout out to Mr. Evetts, Mr. Montez, and their students.

 

This past week Boys Soccer played RL Turner to a 1-1 tie. Girls Soccer split their two district matches with a win over Conrad and a close defeat versus RL Turner. Boys and Girls Basketball have a busy week with three games each. The district swim meet is set for Friday afternoon at Loos Natatorium. Send shout outs to our Community Liaison Elizabeth Jurado.

 

Follow all the good news on Instagram and Twitter @WWHS_Wildcats.

 

January 11, 2021

Wildcat Families:

Good evening, Wildcat Families. It was great to kick off 2021 will some new student faces on campus. Progress Reports will be mailed out this week. There are three weeks left in the semester. Thank you for partnering with us to be the exemplary school for teaching and learning. 

 

Welcome to Woodrow

It is that time of the year again for next year’s course selections. We have created a website to help you learn more about the programs offered at Woodrow and it includes the course selection timeline and course sheets. Please take time to explore the website and prepare questions that you may have. We will host our Virtual Welcome to Woodrow night that is geared towards incoming 9th graders, but all are welcome, on Thursday, January 28 from 6-8pm. At this event, each program will host a 20-minute Q&A session. You can ask your questions at this time or reach out to the program contacts provided on the site. For academic guidance, starting January 18, you can find information on the timeline page to schedule a 15-minute conference with the counselor. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy exploring all the different things Woodrow Wilson High School has to offer. Check out the website and the 'Welcome to Woodrow' flyer.

 

Learning Preference

 

***Update Now***

You are the expert about your child. While some have thrived in remote learning, many may benefit from our on-campus social, emotional, or academic support. With just four weeks left in the semester, your student has the option of returning to campus to finish WILDCAT STRONG. Second semester officially begins on February 1. 

 

Parents may choose to for their students to return back in person on their assigned TWO days, in person FOUR days a week (except Wednesday), or continue remote learning. Here is the LINK to choose. You will not need to wait until the end of this grading period to return to in-person, simply submit the form for administrative review. 

 

We ask that if you select an in-person learning model that you commit to remaining in that model for at least 4 weeks.  This will help us plan for safety, give teachers and administration time to reevaluate current practices in the classroom, and make adjustments accordingly to accommodate for a new ratio of on-campus vs. virtual learners.

 

Attendance Matters, Wildcats!

The final deadline for students on a Principal’s Plan to complete their required Seat Time is January 22, 2021.

  • If you have 8 or more absences in 1st or 5th period, you are on the Principal’s Plan.
  • If you have 4 or more absences in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th period, you are on the Principal’s Plan.

1st semester report cards will be mailed home on February 11, 2021. If you are on a Principal’s Plan and you have not completed your required Seat Time hours, you will be denied your course credit, even if you passed the class.

 

Attendance for Credit Google video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVutAcHVrrM

Request an Attendance Report from the Attendance Office here https://tiny.cc/wwhsrr2020-2021

***Students can come to campus this Wednesday to make up hours. 

 

Shout Outs!

Congratulations to Ethan Hale, Shriver Hansen, Harry May, and Hudson Price. They have been designated as Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Their exceptionally high Selection Index score placed them among the top 50,000 of over 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 National Merit Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

 

Coach Peel and the Girls Soccer Team won the DISD Pre-Season Tournament! They went 3-0 over the weekend. Boys Soccer grinded our 2 wins this weekend as well. Both teams start district play this week. Boys and Girls Basketball won over RL Turner last Tuesday. Swim took on a tough Pearce squad. Softball tryouts begin Friday and baseball tryouts start on January 22. If you want to safely watch out Wildcats compete, many games are broadcast live on nfhsnetwork.com.

 

Cheer will compete in the State competition this week, and our performing arts department has started working on the spring musical, “Chicago.”

 

Thank you, PTA for sponsoring Lattes on Location to kick off the new year with a warm welcome for staff.


December 14, 2020

 

Wildcat Families:

Happy Holidays. Most contents saw large gains in Common Assessment #2 participation. Thank you for your support with student engagement. STAAR re-testing continues this week with Biology on Tuesday and Algebra I on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday, seniors will have a chance to have pictures taken. During this day, we are offering on-campus support with college applications and financial aid. Remember, that in order to earn credit students need a semester grade of a 70 and have been in attendance 90% of the time. Continue to stay in contact with teachers and counselors about your student’s needs. Thank you for partnering with us to be the exemplary school for teaching and learning.

 

STAAR EOC Re-Testing

Re-testing for STAAR EOC exams will continue with Biology on Tuesday, December 15 and Algeb I on Wednesday, December 16. Look up if which test(s) your student needs to take. If your student missed the US History re-take last week, they need to attend on Monday. Email our testing coordinator, Ms. McLaughlin with questions.

 

Class 2021 Information

New Selective Scholarship Opportunity – “Posse” Informational Meeting – Time Sensitive

The Posse program is a nomination-based scholarship for current seniors, and they've partnered with four colleges: Centre College (KY), Cornell College (IA), Davidson College (NC), and Rhodes College (TN)). Along with full-tuition scholarships, students will also receive mentoring and other career development opportunities. We get to nominate 10 students. 

 

We're hosting an info session on Zoom for students and families on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. 

 

Zoom Link.

 

Contact our Ms. Baz (lbaz@apsdallas.org) with questions.

 

Senior Pictures

Wednesday, December 16 is our second and final day for senior yearbook photos. We are doing something special this year to help celebrate our seniors. Contact Ms. Kelemen (rkelemen@dallasisd.org) with questions.

 

SBDM Meeting

The next virtual meeting will be Wednesday, December 16 from 5-6 p.m. Here is the Zoom link and the agenda

 

Parent Compact and Parent Involvement Review

You are cordially invited to attend this year’s virtual 2020-2021 Parent Compact/Parent Involvement Policy Meeting to plan, develop and approve the campus Parent-Teacher Compact and Parent Involvement Policy for the upcoming 2020-2021 School Year. See the flyer.

 

Holiday Spirit Themes for Students

 

 

Athletics

Boys basketball went 2-0 last week. Girls basketball defeated Thomas Jefferson and is now 3-0 in District play. Football fell to Frisco Independence in the playoffs. They finished 7-3, a great turnaround from going 3-7 in 2019. This week boys and girls basketball teams are in action. The girls play at Woodrow on Monday and the boys play on Friday. If you want to safely watch out Wildcats compete, many games are broadcast live on nfhsnetwork.com. Check it out.

 

Remind Accounts

Please continue to sign up for Remind text messages for in-the-moment information: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/58034

 


 December 6, 2020

 

Wildcat Families:

This is a big week at Woodrow. Common Assessment #2 window closes and STAAR re-testing begins on Tuesday. Seniors will have a chance to have individual pictures taken. Swim will compete in the annual Battle for the Paddle and football begins playoffs at Forester on Thursday at 7 p.m. Progress Reports will also be mailed out. Please remember that in order to earn credit students need a semester grade of a 70 and have been in attendance 90% of the time. Continue to stay in contact with teachers and counselors about your student’s needs. Thank you for partnering with us to be the exemplary school for teaching and learning.  

 

Need a Coat?

We have jackets donated by Spanish World School available for students in the Woodrow main office. Lakepointe Church is hosting a drive thru coat pick up on December 12 from 2-4 p.m. See the flyer in English and Spanish.

 

Common Assessments and STAAR EOC Re-Testing

If your student did not complete his or her Common Assessments in our STAAR tested classes through SchoolCity, the testing window closes December 11.  

 

Re-testing for STAAR EOC exams will begin with English I on Tuesday, December 8. To look up if which test(s) your student needs to take, click HERE.

 

See this flyer for tutoring opportunities.

 

Class 20201 Information - Senior Photo Day Sign Up

Wednesday, December 9 and Wednesday, December 16 are the days for senior photos for the yearbook! We are doing something special this year to help celebrate our seniors.

 

Please take a moment to click HERE for more information on signing up for a session, where to go, what to wear AND THOSE ADORABLE CHILDHOOD PICS for the yearbook!!!

 

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 7 SO DON'T DELAY. 

 

Athletics

The District Champion Wildcat Volleyball Team saw 10 girls receive All-District Honors. Including Coach of The Year (Jim Harris), MVP (Jordan Bruscato), Most Outstanding Libero (Ellie Laird), Most Outstanding Hitter (Taisha Rhone), and Most Outstanding Blocker (Sally North). Girls Basketball is off to a 2-0 start in district play with wins over RL Turner and Conrad. The Boys Basketball team begins district play on Tuesday Night at Woodrow.  Swim is also in action on Tuesday night in the Battle for the Paddle vs Lake Highlands and Bryan Adams. Football won its season finale 63-8 over RL Turner and will play Frisco Independence in the first round of the playoffs Thursday Night at Forester Field. If you want to safely watch our Wildcats compete, many games are broadcasted live on nfhsnetwork.com. Check it out!

 

Congratulations “Bob” Goodrich

At 6:30 p.m., on Monday, December 7, Dallas ISD will hold its third annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony celebrating the class of 2020. The ceremony will be held virtually due to the pandemic. The event will be available for viewing at http://dallasisd.org/athletichalloffame.

 

Read more about Bob Goodrich HERE.

 

Title I AM Meeting

On Tuesday morning, December 8 we will host a virtual “Coffee with the Principal” where we will review the Title I presentation from October and take questions from 9-9:45 a.m. on Zoom.

 

Help Stock the “Culture Cart”

Thank you to the Woodrow Community Foundation who made a $1000 donation to the Culture Cart. Please consider ordering an item or two from Amazon or Walmart (select “my item is a gift”) which will be sent directly to Woodrow. These treats go a long way.

 

Calendars

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2020-2021 Woodrow Wilson High School A-B Calendar

2020-2021 Week-at-a-Glance

2020-2021 Bell Schedule

 

Remind Accounts

Please continue to sign up for Remind text messages for in-the-moment information: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/58034

 


 

November 29, 2020

 

Wildcat Families:

 

Welcome back, Wildcat Families. We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable week. As the pandemic continues, we know holidays can be difficult as traditions and routines are disrupted. Know we are here to support you and your students in any way we can. Continue to communicate with teachers, coaches, counselors, and administrators to let us know how we can assist. As COVID cases rise in the county, please continue to follow health guidelines to ensure the safety of your family and others. On campus we will continue to provide high quality learning experiences in a safe and welcoming environment. Thank you for partnering with us to make Woodrow the exemplary school for teaching and learning.

 

November is National Gratitude Month – Help Stock the “Culture Cart” on Cyber Monday

In order to help support our teachers and staff, we have created a Culture Cart with drinks and snacks. We’d like to provide a drink and snack to all of our staff members at least once a week. Please consider ordering an item or two from Amazon or Walmart (select “my item is a gift”) which will be sent directly to Woodrow. These treats go a long way. Thank you to all that have already participated!

 

Upcoming Exams – Common Assessments and STAAR EOC Re-Testing

The week we return from Thanksgiving, we will administer Common Assessments in our STAAR tested classes through SchoolCity. These tests are critical to measuring effectiveness of instruction and determining necessary student supports.

Re-testing for STAAR EOC exams will begin on Tuesday, December 8th. To look up if which test(s) your student needs to take, click HERE.

See this Flyer for tutoring opportunities.

 

Class 20201 Information

We made great progress with Dallas County Promise and FAFSA/TASFA completion the week before the break. Keep it up!

 

There are also opportunities for parents to have tuition paid for: Parent Promise.

 

The Big Tex Scholarship Program application is open. LINK. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

If you have questions about these processes, please review this FAQ and out to your counselor or Ms. Baz (lbaz@aspdallas.org) for support.

 

Calendars:

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2020-2021 Woodrow Wilson High School A-B Calendar

2020-2021 Week-at-a-Glance

2020-2021 Bell Schedule

 

Remind Accounts

Please continue to sign up for Remind text messages for in-the-moment information: https://www.dallasisd.org/Page/58034

 


 

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