Woodinville High School
|Woodinville High School|
Care, Respect, Leadership
|19819 136th Ave NE
|School district||Northshore S.D.|
|Color(s)||Kelly Green, White, Navy Blue|
Woodinville High School is a public secondary school located in Woodinville, Washington, a suburb northeast of Seattle. A senior high school (grades 10-12), it serves the eastern portion of the Northshore School District and is a member of the KingCo 4A athletic conference.
Woodinville High School was built in 1983 on a 50-acre (0.20 km2) site. A special education and administration addition in 1990 expanded the facility. From 2009 to 2012, the school underwent demolition and reconstruction for a new school building, to which a new addition includes a theater. The school theater, gym, and fields are used in the evenings and on weekends for special events. Leota Junior High and Timbercrest Junior High feed into Woodinville High School.
WHS is one of three general high schools in the Northshore School District. The school is known to offer the most AP classes in the district. Woodinville High supports many athletic teams, including football, basketball (boys'/girls'), soccer (boys'/girls'), track and field, cross country, tennis (boys'/girls'), girls' gymnastics, and wrestling.
From the school's opening in 1983 to 2006, the Drama Department was headed by Director Hjalmer Anderson. During his tenure at WHS, the acclaimed director built the program to be one of the top drama programs in the United States, and they were invited twice to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe as part of the American High School Theatre Festival. In 2006, Mr. Anderson retired and his position was filled by Mrs. Leslie Herlich. In 2013, Mrs. Herlich retired, and Josh Butchart took over, bringing new ideas and learning to the department. Their website can be found here .
The WHS music courses include wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, orchestra, jazz band, guitar, choir, and piano lab. Together the wind ensemble and percussion ensemble combine to become the marching band, or pep band. The music department's largest concert is "An Evening at the Pops," held in May. Performances in this concert include those by the orchestra, band, choir, and jazz band.
The WHS choir program is headed by Kyra Rengstorf, and includes sizable baritone, tenor, alto, and soprano parts. There is also an advanced women's choir for a full class period throughout the day, and an advanced mixed choir at the end of the day.
WHS offers AP Classes, NEVAC classes, and WANIC classes, such as nursing. The world languages offered are Spanish, French, and German. Art classes offered include metal design (jewelry) and ceramics. Computer classes include CAD and computer animation. The school recently obtained a perfect 10 GreatSchools rating. The AP classes offered are: English Language & Composition, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics B, Environmental Science, World History, Modern European History, Art History, U.S. History, U.S. Government and Politics, Psychology, Economics, Calculus AB, Statistics, Spanish, French, German.
- Jake Snider, lead vocalist and guitarist of Minus the Bear, class of 1994
- Marques Tuiasosopo, NFL, class of 1997
- Ryan Couture, class of 2000, professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the UFC's Lightweight Division
- Maxxxwell Carlisle, musician, class of 2002
- Matt Tuiasosopo, MLB, class of 2004
- Duke Welker, MLB, Class of 2004
- Aaron Lavarias, NFL, class of 2006
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