Originally delivered on 8/13/2023 6:50 pm

SUBJECT: Wildcat E-News: Welcome to Woodrow

Woodrow Wilson High School Wildcat News
August 13, 2023

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School Starts Tomorrow

Welcome to Woodrow!

We are excited to start the new year!

The doors will open at 8:45 a.m. for students to enter. 

School starts at 9:10 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. 

The newsletter has important information regarding drop-off, parking, dress code, backpacks, A/B days, and the bell schedule. Please familiarize yourself with all of the information before tomorrow morning.

Be sure to read the Stay Connected & Informed section. We want to make sure everyone has the most up-to-date information!

Let's make this year great!


To the Woodrow Family,

With Wildcat pride and excitement, I welcome you back for the 2023-2024 school year! I am delighted to kick off the new year and continue serving the Woodrow Community, which is built upon rich tradition of history and excellence.

At Woodrow, our mission is to know every student personally by creating educational experiences that maximize social, emotional, and academic growth as we prepare our students for success beyond our school walls. We welcome parents, community members, alumni, and organizations to partner with us as we live this mission as our daily reality.

Our theme this year is laissez les bons temps rouler with equity and excellence (let the good times roll)! We will focus on creating a school year with high academic success for our students while nurturing the joy of learning. To stay up to date with our school events and information, I encourage students and parents/families to join our communication systems via Remind.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our school.

Laissez les bons temps rouler with equity and excellence in mind,

Principal Barnett

Patience is Appreciated

The counselors are making sure all students have a first period class. If, for some reason, your student does not have a first period class, he or she will be directed to a location. 

If your student was unable to pick up his or her schedule last week, it can be found on PowerSchool. Staff will also have schedules available for students to pick up upon arrival. 

If your student's schedule is not correct, please do not worry! QR Codes will be placed around the school providing a schedule change request form. 

Please do not stop by the counseling suite during the first two weeks of school; the counselors need time to keep working on schedules. 

Even though there may be issues with your student’s schedule, please tell them to attend the classes on their schedule until a counselor gives them a new schedule. This will prevent students from being marked absent.

Schedules will be changed for the first two weeks of school, and this includes leveling of class sizes. We believe schedules will be fixed by September 1, 2023.

We appreciate your patience and understanding with this matter and are looking forward to a great school year.

Fall 2023

The Spirit Shop will be open on Thursday mornings from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m., but we will only be open every other Thursday. The first Thursday school date is August 17th.

We will try to make online ordering available later in the semester. All shopping will need to be done in person as of now.

Returns must be made within 14 days of purchase or refunds/exchanges can’t be made.

Any updates or information will be posted on Facebook (Woodrow Wilson HS Insider as well as on Instagram (woodrowhs_spiritshop).

If you need to contact us, please do it through one of these avenues.

Volunteers run this shop, so please be understanding of the changes being made. Our space is also very limited.

If you would like to come hang out and volunteer at the shop, please sign up here! We can’t run the shop without your help.

Looking forward to a great school year!

Drop-Off & Parking Map

Freshmen & Sophomores will enter through the front right doors.

Juniors & Seniors will enter through the side entrance on Wildcat Way by the Big Gym.

Doors open at 8:45 a.m.

STUDENT DRIVERS:  Please note the areas below on the map where students may or may not park!

School Calendar

Wanting to plan ahead? 

Check out and bookmark the 2023-2024 DISD School Calendar

Lunch Periods

Lunch periods will not show up on a student's schedule and are determined by location within the building. 

Students will be informed by their 2nd or 3rd period teacher of their lunch time as they may be different time periods on A or B days. 

Stay Connected & Informed

Communication is a vital component to a successful school year and we will do our best to keep you informed about upcoming events, fundraisers, and important school updates.

For the most up-to-date information, families should frequently access at least one of the many outlets the school uses to communicate important news and updates:

Woodrow PTA Website
Woodrow Insider FB Page
WWHSPTA on Instagram

Remind (@wwhscom)

Class Specific Remind Codes:

Class of 2024
Class of 2025
Class of 2026
Class of 2027

A/B Calendar
Bell Schedule
HOCO Parent Social

HOCO Parent Social
Wednesday, August 30th
White Rock Ale House
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Entertainment by Wet Dog Band

HOCO Events

Community Festival Homecoming Kick-Off
Saturday, September 23rd
Woodrow Field
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Homecoming Game and Tailgate
September 29th
Forester Field
7:30 p.m.

Woodrow Homecoming Dance
Saturday, September 30th
Woodrow Wilson High School
Time TBD

Become a Homecoming Sponsor

Generous Corporate and Family donors help our PTA every year
to bridge critical gaps in DISD funding as well as fund Senior Activities for each class.

Please help support our biggest fundraiser of the year! 



Golf Tryouts

Golf tryouts will be held the first week of school.  

The boys' tryouts will be held Tuesday, August 15 at Tenison Glen Golf Course. The first tee time starts at 5 pm.  

The girls' tryouts will be held Wednesday, August 16 at Tenison Golf Course Driving Range. The tryouts will start at 5 pm.  

All players must try out to become a member of the team.  The only exception are seniors who have 3 years of membership on the team; they are not required to try out.

More Information

Purchase an Ad in the Football Program

Ads are being sold for this year’s football program! We’d love to see as many Lakewood and East Dallas businesses represented as possible this year!  

To submit your ad or receive additional information, please visit this Google Form

Go Wildcats!!


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

Upcoming Events
Monday, August 14
First Day of School
Tuesday, August 15
5:00p Boys Golf Tryouts
6:00p Volleyball vs. John Horn @ Woodrow
Wednesday, August 16
5:00p Girls Golf Tryouts
Thursday, August 17
Volleyball Allen Invitational
5:30p Freshman Football Scrimmage vs. Crandall @ Forester
6:30p JV Football Scrimmage vs. Crandall @ Forester
7:30p Varsity Football Scrimmage vs. Crandall @ Forester
Friday, August 18
Volleyball Allen Invitational
Saturday, August 19
Volleyball Allen Invitational
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