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Snow Fall: Rare Goose Visits Woodside

This Snow Goose, a rare visitor to the SF bay and Peninsula, has spent the last few days foraging on Woodside's Softball field, much to the delight of many.
The adult, light morph Snow Goose is a great bird for the area, much less Woodside High School's Softball field!
November 9, 2020
The Goose, first photographed by the author on Saturday, November 9th, is a pure, white bird with black on the wings. It is smaller than the local Canada Geese with a reddish-pink bill and legs.

Pass or Fail?

With the pass/fail system, grades A-D are written as
November 5, 2020

Due to COVID-19, high schools all over the world were shut down in attempts to control cases. This led to schools and districts trying to explore new ways of teaching, resulting in online distance learning. The...

Online Schooling – Is It Working?

Online Schooling - Is It Working?
Many schools have had to switch to online schooling and online platforms this year due to the coronavirus - what are the student's views on this?
October 19, 2020

Schools have had to change with the coronavirus still affecting the nation. For the past four weeks, online schooling has become the new normal for students of all ages or 4-6 weeks and elementary through...

What Do Your Teachers Think of Distance Learning?

Woodside teacher Ann Akey conducts distance learning office hours from her room in the F-wing on October 1st, 2020. Akey says that she has been teaching online from school instead of at home due to a much better connection and fewer distractions at school.
Five teachers and one principal share their opinions on learning online.
October 14, 2020
Since the novel coronavirus caused the Sequoia Union High School District to close all schools on March 12, the comforts of the home have taken over the school desks for many teachers, But has it ever been wondered what are their thoughts on it are?

Kaylee Wall: Art and Animation

A self portrait Wall created using a digital art platform to use for her art account profile photo
Meet Woodside's very own 2D animator and artist, senior Kaylee Wall.
May 14, 2020
Woodside senior Kaylee Wall has always had a passion for art, but she recently found her true calling: 2D animation.

LIVE UPDATES: Woodside Leadership

Follow @wildcatspirit and @whspawprint on Instagram for further updates.
April 24, 2020
Woodside leadership is working hard to ensure that traditions such as class elections and recognition of graduating seniors can proceed despite the transition to distance learning.

Students Advocate for AP Economics and Government Classes

Although Woodside High School offers AP history classes for sophomores and juniors, all seniors take standard-level courses in government and economics.
Some Woodside students have joined a school-wide campaign to create AP Government and Economics classes.
April 9, 2020
Three Woodside juniors, Connor Spackman, Daniel Longo, and Robert Sellman, proposed starting Advanced Placement (AP) Government and Economics classes at Woodside. Since early January, they have gathered signatures from more than 24 students who have rallied around the potential new class.

Who’s Running for BOSA President?

This year's Board of Student Affairs elections will be delayed due to the coronavirus.
Get to know the three juniors running to be next year's Board of Student Affairs president.
March 28, 2020
Along with the upcoming 2020 presidential election in the United States, Woodside High School is looking forward to having its own BOSA officer election among juniors Ethan Lau, Benjamin Thall, and Christopher Dodge.

Senior Europe Trip Future Unclear Due to Italy Coronavirus Outbreak

The senior trip to Italy may be postponed or canceled due to concerns regarding the coronavirus.
How the Italy Coronavirus Outbreak Will Impact the Senior Europe Trip
March 13, 2020
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 41 Woodside seniors, parents, and adults will reassess traveling to Italy for their 15-day tour. With about 60 million people under travel restrictions, Italy currently has the largest coronavirus outbreak other than China, where the virus originated.

Coronavirus Closes Woodside Until April 6

A student works on an online assignment to prepare for online learning.
All Sequoia Union High School District schools are moving to online classes to limit the spread of coronavirus.
March 13, 2020
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), all Sequoia Union High School District (SUHSD) schools are transitioning to online learning beginning Monday and will return to in-person classes on April 6.
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