Originally delivered on 12/14/2020 10:36 am

SUBJECT: Wildcat E-News - December 14, 2020

Woodrow Wilson High School Wildcat News
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. 

Read the rest of Principal Moran's message on the Woodrow PTA website.


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, December 15 from 6-7 p.m. Email Ms. Baz with questions.

Posse Scholarship Info Session

Mark your calendars!

We are so happy to announce the Class of 2021 graduation date!

Saturday, June 12, 2021

11:30 a.m.

Ellis Davis Field House

9191 S Polk St, Dallas, TX 75232


Senior photos will be taken Wednesday, December 16. Please visit the Woodrow Yearbook website for additional sign-up information. Email Mr. Kelemen with any questions about photos. Senior yearbook ad information will be coming out in the next couple of weeks.


THANK YOU to our amazing Woodrow Teachers and staff from your Woodrow PTA!

We appreciate everything you do for our children.

Keep up the great work and enjoy your new Woodrow cups and your upcoming holiday break! 


Advancement Via Individual Determination, AVID, is a sixth through twelfth grade program that prepares students in the academic middle for admission to a four-year college or university. Students take an AVID elective course throughout middle school and/or high school that provides them with the skills needed to be successful in advancing academically with the ultimate goal of attending college. 

For more than 25 years, AVID has been instrumental in preparing students for success in higher education. The core component of the AVID Program is the AVID elective, which supports students as they challenge themselves in more rigorous classes. Students are taught study skills, note taking, time management, writing and research skills, while being immersed in a college-going culture. The class also includes tutoring sessions that are led by college students and provide support for success in the academically rigorous curriculum. 

Additionally, the AVID class provides access to information about colleges and universities through field trips, guest speakers, college tutors, scholarship opportunities and college admission requirement information. 

AVID recruits students who are motivated to do well and who are serious about their academic future. Based on a grade point average between 2.0 and 3.5, and average to better state test results, your child may be an ideal candidate for the AVID program. If your child is motivated and meets those requirements, please complete the application to help us better know your child and family circumstances. We will review the application, as well as space availability in the AVID classes and get back to you and/or your student promptly. 

For more information and an AVID application, please reach out to Mary Margaret Gowdey, Woodrow Wilson High School’s AVID Coordinator, at mgowdey@dallasisd.org.


Click on each event below to see details.  View the complete calendar on the new Woodrow PTA site. You can also refer to this one-page schedule for a quick overview of the week for students and staff.

Upcoming Events
Monday, December 14
7:00p CANCELLED - PTA Holiday Celebration
Tuesday, December 15
6:00p Posse Meeting for Students and Parents
Wednesday, December 16
8:45a Senior Photo Shoot Option #3
1:00p Senior Photo Shoot Option #4
6:00p SBDM Meeting
Thursday, December 17
1:00p Senior Photo Shoot Option #4
Friday, December 18
1:00p Senior Photo Shoot Option #4
Saturday, December 19
1:00p Senior Photo Shoot Option #4
Sunday, December 20
1:00p Senior Photo Shoot Option #4
Monday, December 21
1:00p Senior Photo Shoot Option #4
Winter Break