Woodinville High School

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Woodinville High School
Woodinville HS logo.jpeg
Care, Respect, Leadership
Location
19819 136th Ave NE
Woodinville, Washington, United States
Coordinates 47°46′16.28″N 122°9′33.33″W / 47.7711889°N 122.1592583°W / 47.7711889; -122.1592583Coordinates: 47°46′16.28″N 122°9′33.33″W / 47.7711889°N 122.1592583°W / 47.7711889; -122.1592583
Information
Type Public
Established 1983
School district Northshore S.D.
Principal Kurt Criscione
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 1,600 (2012)
Color(s) Green, White, Blue
Mascot Falcon
Website

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.

Basic information[edit]

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.

Drama program[edit]

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.[1] In 2006, Mr. Anderson retired and his position was filled by Mrs. Leslie Herlich. Their website can be found here [1].

Music program[edit]

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. They have been known to march in the Macy's parade the day after Thanksgiving, and in Woodinville's All Fool's Day parade in the spring. The marching/pep band is also known for its original piece, The Green Menace. 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.

Academics[edit]

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.[2] 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.

Awards[edit]

  • 1996 Science Bowl Winners [2]
  • 1996 Kingco 4A Football Champions
  • 1999 Jazz Ensemble: Reno Jazz Fesitival, Reno, NV; 1st Place
  • 2002 Science Bowl Winners [3]
  • 2004 Science Bowl Winners [4]
  • 2005 WIAA 4A State Football Finalists [5]
  • 2006 WIAA 4A State Football Quarterfinalists [6]
  • 2011 Kingco 4A Football Champions
  • 2011 WIAA 4A State Football Semifinalists
  • 2012 WIAA 4A State Fastpitch Softball Champions [7]
  • 2012 WIAA 4A State Fastpitch Academic Champions

State titles[edit]

  • 2002 WIAA 4A State Baseball Champions [8]
  • 2005 WIAA 4A State Fastpitch Softball Champions [9]
  • 2006 WIAA 4A State Soccer Champions [10]
  • 2007 WIAA 4A State Gymnastics Champions [11]
  • 2008 WIAA 4A State Gymnastics Champions [12]
  • 2009 WIAA 4A State Soccer Champions
  • 2009 WIAA 4A State Gymnastics Champions
  • 2010 WIAA 4A State Gymnastics Champions
  • 2012 WIAA 4A State Fastpitch Softball Champions [13]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Oklahoma"!' troupe returns from Scotland". Woodinville Weekly. Retrieved 2007-09-27. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Woodinville High School - Woodinville, Washington - WA - School overview". Greatschools.net. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 

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