Originally delivered on 2/1/2021 9:53 am

SUBJECT: Wildcat E-News - February 1, 2021

Woodrow Wilson High School Wildcat News
February 1, 2021

HAPPY NEW SEMESTER! Woodrow PTA is working hard to make sure our students and staff have an amazing second half of the year. Please help us by joining the PTA, it’s quick, easy and all online at www.WoodrowWildcats.org.

Monday February 8 at 7 p.m. is our February Virtual PTA Meeting. We will have a great guest speaker immediately following the general meeting. Deidra Fisher will be joining us for a quick talk on how we can help make our kids stand out on their college applications. Information on the speaker and her topic are below. Please make plans to join us!

How to Stand out in College AdmissionsThis information session addresses the most important priorities for colleges when reviewing applications and making decisions. You'll learn about the key factors admission committees consider, the impact of SAT/ACT testing in the COVID era, and discover ways to improve your student profile. This session is an essential starting point for any high school student beginning the college application journey. 

Deidra Fisher, founder of OneUp College Consulting, is a former high school English teacher, professional writer and business consultant and mother to two girls: one who graduated from Northwestern University in 2018 and another who graduated from SMU in 2020. She holds a BA in English Literature and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Deidra previously worked in graduate school recruiting and admissions for the SMU Simmons School of Education and Human Development, and also teaches pre-college prep courses through SMU's Lifelong Learning department. She has counseled hundreds of students on the college admissions process and helps place students in a diverse range of colleges across the United States.


AT THE NEXT PTA GENERAL MEETING ON FEBRUARY 8 WE WILL BE ASKING FOR FIVE VOLUNTEERS AND TWO ALTERNATES TO SERVE ON THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR THE 2021-22 PTA BOARD. If you are interested in serving, please plan to attend the PTA general meeting on Zoom. Volunteers for this committee should have a wide range of knowledge of how PTA committees work as well as lots of friends willing to participate in one of the oldest PTAs in Texas. We are 93 years strong. The more the merrier.  


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, February 1
Third Nine Weeks Begins / Terceras Nueve Semanas Comienzan
Monday, February 8
7:00p PTA Board and General Meeting
Tuesday, February 9
11:00a Woodrow Peace Pantry Food & Spirit Wear Drive
Monday, February 8
7:00p Woodrow Peace Pantry Food & Spirit Wear Drive
Tuesday, February 9
7:00p Woodrow Peace Pantry Food & Spirit Wear Drive

THERE WILL BE A JV AND VARSITY CHEERLEADING AND MASCOT VIRTUAL TRYOUT MEETING on Thursday, February 4 from 6-7 p.m. Important tryout information including mandatory paperwork will be discussed. Both parents and athletes are encouraged to join! Use Zoom code 735 031 5728 and password GoCats.

¿Te gustaría ser Porrista para los Woodrow Wilson Wildcats? Reunión de interés para porristas y mascota escolar el Miercoles, 4 de febrero, 6-7 p.m. Zoom code: 735 031 5728, password GoCats. Se discutirá información importante sobre audiciones, incluyendo el papeleo obligatorio. Tanto los padres como los deportistas son animados a asistir!


H-E-B SCHOLARSHIP: For the third consecutive year, H-E-B is awarding 15 Texas High School seniors who are active in UIL Music, Athletics and/or Academics competitions AND have been active in community service initiatives with a $2,000 scholarship to their college/university of choice. The application deadline is February 12, 2021. Recipients will be announced in the Spring of 2021. Applicants must complete the online application form and submit all supporting documents before the February 12 deadline to be eligible.


WOODROW IB SWEATSHIRTS AND T-SHIRTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER! Sweatshirts are available in sizes adult small through 3XL. T-shirts are available in adult small through 4XL. Visit the IB store for more details and to place your order.



On Monday, February 1 we begin semester 2. Students should review the cohort classroom to review their schedule and adjust their Google Classrooms accordingly.

Thank you to those who attended “Welcome to Woodrow,” and a shout out to nearly 100 seniors who came on Saturday to complete important college-readiness tasks. 

Visit the PTA website to read Principal Moran's message.

Visit the PTA website calendar for information on upcoming events.

Woodrow then ...

How shoes brought this Woodrow couple together: When Linda met Dallas in junior English class at Woodrow Wilson High School, his shoes were the first thing she noticed. (Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate)

Woodrow now ...

Woodrow band student makes All-State Band for first time in 35 years: Senior MacKenzie McCulloch is the first student since 1986 to make the Texas 5A All-State Band. (Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate)


Woodrow grad Lawrence Wright’s new novel on list of best Texas literature from 2020: Texas Monthly recommends Woodrow Wilson graduate Lawrence Wright’s new novel “The End of October” in a list of the best Texas literature from 2020. (Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate)

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