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SUBJECT: Wildcat E-News - September 27, 2021

Woodrow Wilson High School Wildcat News
September 27, 2021

Woodrow Nation,

Next week is Homecoming week. We still need your help with our Wildcat Family Sponsorships. Please take a minute to sign up and help us continue all our great traditions with your support! While you are there please take an extra moment and sign up as a PTA member.

Our PTA general meeting is this Wednesday night at 7 p.m. 

Homecoming festivities start next week with student hall decorating. Wednesday is the Homecoming Festival on our campus, Thursday is the game and Friday is the dance. Your Woodrow PTA has been working hard to make it a full and exciting week of fun and Woodrow pride for our families and community.

Chris Prestridge
Woodrow PTA President


SBDM AND PTA MEET THIS MONTH ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29.SBDM starts at 6 p.m. PTA follows at 7 p.m. 

THE WOODROW PTA IS WORKING HARD TO KEEP THE TRADITIONS, FUN AND SCHOOL SPIRIT OF HOMECOMING ALIVE! We are counting on the Woodrow community more than ever to help our students and alumni celebrate Homecoming week in a meaningful way. 

Visit the Homecoming page of the PTA site for frequent updates on ways for our students, families and community to participate in Homecoming Week - as well as ways you can help!

THE PTA IS LOOKING FOR FAMILY SPONSORS to help bridge the critical gaps in the DISD school budget as well as fund the Senior Class Activities Fund for each class. Visit the PTA website for more information on how you can support Woodrow.

HOCO 21 Shirts

Homecoming t-shirts will be sold outside the cafeteria by the track field side during all lunches until October 6. Shirts are $12 dollars and exact cash is preferred.  


Deadline to order a mum - September 30

Hallway decorating for students - October 2

Spirit Days - begin October 4

  • Monday - Wear everything gold
  • Tuesday - Tie Dye
  • Wednesday - Wilderness
  • Thursday - Class colors (seniors=red, juniors=white, sophomores=gray, freshmen=black)

Homecoming Festival - October 6

  • The Woodrow PTA will be hosting a festival on our new practice field on Wednesday, October 6 from 5-7 p.m. to gear up for the big game on Thursday! Enjoy food, fun activities and performances by the Woodrow Wilson Sweethearts and Cheerleaders as we all root for our Varsity Wildcat Football Team! Stay tuned for details.

Homecoming Game - October 7

Homecoming Dance - October 8


IB freshmen are invited to the annual breakfast on Thursday, September 30. Breakfast will begin at 8:20 in Dr. Mariner's room (#2201). Please sign up if you can provide some items for the breakfast.


If you ordered a commemorative brick from Woodrow PTA March 2020-June 2021, your brick has been installed in the Woodrow Walk of Fame on the west side of the building. Thank you for your patience! 


October 5: In-day ACT testingfor all Woodrow seniors 

October 13In-day PSAT testing for all sophomores, all AVID students, and all 9/10 Dallas ISD scholars

October 13: In-day College Blitz event for all Woodrow seniors to complete college readiness tasks

Email our Testing Coordinator Bridgette Paul with questions about testing logistics. Contact CCR Teacher John Yourse with questions about test preparation.


THIS WEEK IS COLLEGE "GO GET IT" WEEK. Students are invited to participate in spirit days to promote college readiness.

  • Monday, September 27: Your future is bright - wear yellow
  • Tuesday, September 28: I'm a jean-ius - wear jeans and a college t-shirt
  • Wednesday, September 29: Dreams come true - wear your Disney gear
  • Thursday, September 30: Don't hide your excitement - wear camouflage
  • Friday, October 1: Wear college gear (or Woodrow)

Family and Community Engagement Survey: Please complete the Family and Community Engagement Office Survey to help the school serve you better.

Free Home Internet Application DeadlineStudents who are without home internet have the opportunity to apply for a high-speed free home internet connection for the 2021-2022 school year. The application deadline has been extended to September 30. Visit the DISD website for more information on free home Internet

Free Uniforms: Dallas ISD is providing one free uniform top and bottom for each eligible student. If you’d like to submit a request, please complete the SES form and email it to our Community Liaison Elizabeth Jurado

Peace Pantry: The Woodrow Community Peace Pantry helps supplement meals and provides healthy snacks, uniforms, and toiletries to students. No paperwork is necessary. Email our Community Liaison Elizabeth Jurado to schedule a pickup time. 

HOCO Dresses & Suits: Does your student need something to wear for the Homecoming Dance? Please have him/her stop by the main office before or after school any day starting next week. We have received gently used dresses and suits from our community. 

Visit the PTA website for the latest updates on DISD community news and resources.



Returning DISD Volunteers: 

  1. Log In using your Voly account 
  2. Update application, new background check request, and orientation (e-signature required)
  3. Make sure to select Woodrow as your school of interest 
  4. Await volunteer clearance email notification

New DISD volunteers:

  1. Create a Voly account 
  2. Complete an application, background check, and orientation (e-signature required)
  3. Make sure to select Woodrow as your school of interest
  4. Await volunteer clearance email notification

Click on each event below to see details.  View the complete calendar on the Woodrow PTA site. 

Upcoming Events
Monday, September 27
Common Assessments
Tuesday, September 28
Common Assessments
Progress Reports Handed Out in Class
4:00p Team Tennis @ Creekview HS
4:45p Football Tutorials
6:30p Volleyball vs. Turner @ Turner
6:30p Swim vs Frisco Wakeland at Bruce Eubanks Pool
Wednesday, September 29
Common Assessments
6:00p Freshman Football vs. Frisco Emerson @ Forester
6:00p SBDM Monthly Meeting
7:00p PTA Monthly Meeting
7:30p B Team Football vs Garland Sachse at Forester
Thursday, September 30
Common Assessments
Deadline to Apply for Free High-Speed Internet (Extended)
Deadline to Order Mums & Garters
6:30p JV Football vs. Frisco Emerson @ Frisco Emerson HS
Friday, October 1
Common Assessments
8:00a Wildcat Breakfast Club
4:00p Varsity Tennis at Newman Smith
6:30p Volleyball vs. Conrad @ Woodrow
7:30p Varsity Football vs. Samuell @ Pleasant Grove Stadium

THE 2021-22 DISD CALENDARS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. You can view, download or print the student calendar from the DISD website.


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 5. Then we will have our senior Blitz event while many non-seniors will take the PSAT on October 13. Read the complete message ...

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