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SUBJECT: Wildcat E-News - November 15, 2021

Woodrow Wilson High School Wildcat News
November 15, 2021

Woodrow Wilson Film program has been asked to participate in an event in Paris called Clash of the Titans. Some of the most renowned international schools with some of the strongest film programs in the world will meet in Paris in January where students will have the challenge to create a short film in 48 hours. Please help support these students with a donation.


Woodrow girls' soccer tryouts are from 4:45-6 p.m. Monday, November 29 - Thursday, December 2. Please complete the online form before tryouts on Monday, November 29. Be sure to bring your own personal equipment - water bottle, shin guards and cleats - as well as a mask. Meet dressed out by the gate to the turf field/track. A physical and Rank One form are required before tryouts. Parents must fill out the Rank One form. Email speel@dallasisd.org with any questions.


Auditions for this year's One Act Play, "We Are the Sea," will be Monday, November 15 at 7 p.m. AND Tuesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. Students interested in being a part of this production will need to attend BOTH days. Both nights will be finished by 9 p.m.

"We Are the Sea": Norah, Una, and Iseult set sail from Ireland to escape the ravages of hunger, only to find a new set of dangers on their ocean voyage. The so-called "coffin ships" are full of illness, squalor, and grief, and the passengers can rely only on one another and their memories for comfort. When a cruel, angry sailor refuses to show them mercy, it seems like even their stories might be lost. But they don't know that the sea that swirls around the ship is listening. The sea remembers everything. And the sea demands justice. A poetic and striking historical drama with a hypnotic ocean chorus.

MONDAY: We will read the play (it will take about 35 minutes) and assign groups to different scenes to prepare. The prepared scenes will be presented on TUESDAY.  We will also go over some basics concerning accents of specific characters.

TUESDAY: You will present the scenes (in the groups) that were assigned and prepared on Monday.

Irish accents are IMPORTANT for the characters of Norah, Una, Iseult and John. They are NOT for the sea or for the sailors. We also understand that Irish accents are a WORK IN PROGRESS!!! We are not expecting perfection at the audition!


Auditions for Pippin went fantastic!!! We are going to have a great show! The cast list will be posted on the callboard after school on Friday this week, November 19. Please do not contact any of the directors if you have questions about the results over the break. We will be happy to address any concerns people have once we get back to school on November 29.


Dallas ISD will distribute curbside meals for all children ages 1-18 during Thanksgiving break. Distribution is Monday, November 22 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. or until supplies last. Visit the DISD Food and Nutrition Services site to get meal information and the distribution schedule.


Discover everything Woodrow has to offer on November 30 from 6-8 p.m. This open house will showcase IB, visual and performing arts, dual language, AVID, athletics, and extra curriculars.

Woodrow Open House

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

Upcoming Events
Monday, November 15
3:30p Nutcracker Rehearsals
5:00p DISD All City Auditions
Tuesday, November 16
Swim vs. Richardson @ Loos
Choir TMEA Pre-Area Auditions
3:00p Flu Shot Clinic for Staff
3:30p Nutcracker Rehearsals
4:45p Football Tutorials
5:00p Band Orchestra Winds Auditions
6:00p Varsity/JV Girls Basketball vs. Roosevelt at Woodrow
Wednesday, November 17
8:00a JL Long Fall Show Tech Rehearsal
12:00p Lunch & Learn w/ Principal Moran
Thursday, November 18
3:00p JL Long Dance Fall Show
5:30p Boys/Girls Wrestling Tri vs. Frisco & The Colony at Frisco HS
6:30p Long Boys Basketball at Woodrow
Friday, November 19
Swim 6A TISCA @Lewisville
8:00a Wildcat Breakfast Club
6:00p 9th/JV/V Boys Basketball vs Grand Prairie at Woodrow
Saturday, November 20
Swim 6A TISCA @Lewisville
Boys Basketball in RJ Hampton Classic at Comerica Center in Frisco
8:00a Boys/Girls/JV Wrestling - Richardson Roundup

DISD is asking every family to confirm its contact information. You can contact the school to confirm your address, phone number and email. You can also use "Let's Talk" to contact the campus and update your information. From Woodrow's DISD website, click the yellow vertical "Let's Talk" button at the right of the page. In the subject field, type "Updated Parent Contact Information." In the message field, provide your student's full name and grade. Also enter your current phone number, email address and mailing address.


To earn credit for a course, a student must earn a passing grade and be in attendance at least 90% of the time the course meets. Students who miss more than 10% must participate in the Principal's Plan to recover seat time. The school hosts recovery sessions on Wednesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons as well as select Saturdays. View the Attendance For Credit (AFC) calendar for more information.


There are only five more instructional days until the holiday break. The semester will be over before you know it. It is very important to review grade, tardy and attendance data in PowerSchool with your student. Read the complete message ...


The next Lunch & Learn with Principal Moran is Wednesday, November 17. Join the call from 12-12:30 p.m. The meeting ID is 833 0351 9140.

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