Woodrow Wilson High School

May Newsletter 2020-21 with Graduation Information

Woodrow Wilson High School

David Burkman, Principal & EL Director

Jim Keal, Assistant Principal

Ila Hegg, Adm. Assistant

Arati Heath, Summer School & EL Adm. Assistant

From the desk of David Burkman, Principal


It’s graduation season and we’re excited celebrate with a great group of seniors who have endured through a pandemic. We are expecting 45 graduates this year. We’re very proud of you and your efforts!


Woodrow graduation is scheduled for Friday, June 4th at 7 pm at Agassiz. We’ll have a formal ceremony in the main parking lot complete with seats for guests, staff and graduates and an elevated stage with a red-carpet walkway.


A few details:

· Masks will be available for all staff, students and guests and are required for the event.

· Since parking spaces will be reduced by the ceremony area, please car-pool as much as possible.

o The West half of the parking lot will be open for student/guest parking.

· If the weather is predicted to be poor, we’ll send a blackboard message on Thursday, 3rd and the ceremony will be moved into Agassiz gym #2.

· Red River Youth for Christ will be providing a reception following the ceremony.

· A professional photographer will cover the event. Families will be able to access proofs. Each graduate will be able to pick up a free 8 x 10 print at school later in the summer.

· Senior graduation luncheon, meeting and practice will be on Friday, June 4th at 12:00 at Agassiz.

o Students are able to complete their return of school PLDs/materials.


~ Burkman

Graduation Ceremony 2021 Information

Woodrow graduation is scheduled for Friday, June 4th at 7 pm at Agassiz. We’ll have a formal ceremony in the main parking lot complete with seats for guests, staff and graduates and an elevated stage with a red-carpet walkway. A few details:

• Masks will be available for all staff, students and guests and are required for the event.

• Since parking spaces will be reduced by the ceremony area, please car-pool as much as possible.

o The West half of the parking lot will be open for student/guest parking.

• If the weather is predicted to be poor, we’ll send a blackboard message on Thursday, 3rd and the ceremony will be moved into Agassiz gym #2.

• Red River Youth for Christ will be providing a reception following the ceremony.

• A professional photographer will cover the event. Families will be able to access proofs. Each graduate will be able to pick up a free 8 x 10 print at school later in the summer.

• Senior graduation luncheon, meeting and practice will be on Friday, June 4th at 12:00 at Agassiz.

o Students are able to complete their return of school PLDs/materials.



Seniors!!!!!! June 4th Schedule of Events:


Senior Lunch at 12:00 pm

Practice at 12:30 pm

Line-up for ceremony at 6:30 am

Congratulations Accolades!!

Students who have achieved Accolades for the school year 2020/21 school year are invited to a year-end celebration on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. This will be the final class as Woodrow Wilson to earn this honor.

Criterion for a student to achieve Woodrow Way Accolades:

  1. Must attend a minimum of 2 WWHS sessions
  2. Average a minimum of 2 course completions per session
  3. Average a minimum or 3 P/R points for the year = Good Attendance
  4. GPA for the year at Woodrow must be at least 2.8
  5. No unresolved ICUs or Woodrow community issues
  6. Complete 24 credit diploma to graduate with Accolades

- Graduate must have attended more than 4 sessions at WWHS.



Mathias Barnhardt

Gabriella Birchem

Hadley Bunn

Kyleigh Bussard

Mariah Conner

Jojuana Currie

Daevian Dimas

ShyAnne Eggert

Akram Gaal

Maxwell Hall

Corey Henkelman

Kally Hoggarth

Chris Matembera

Kayla Peightal

Kristy Phanor

McCoy Prellwitz

Brooke Qualley

Andrea Quam

Tiana Rodriguez

Daniel Sampson

Aubree Smith

Jacob Thomas

Graduation Cap & Gowns Are Still Available!!!!

We now have the Graduation Cap, Gown & Tassel order forms in the main office. We would like to see these orders turned in as soon as possible.

The total amount for the set is $39.67 (tax & shipping included). If you need to delay payment that is fine!!! We would rather order the items early -shipping is unpredictable during COVID - to ensure they get here on time than worry about the payment. If payment is an issue, please see Ila in the main office for other alternative options.

Even if you feel unsure if you will be graduating this year, order a Cap & Gown set anyway as you can save it for next year.

Please stop in the main office for a graduation packet and more information on Graduation items that are available!

WDAY ~ ND Today Show

David Burkman, Principal and Kevin Hardy, WWHS Student, interviewed on the name change to Dakota High School, the reason behind the change and how the students feel about it.


See link below to watch in interview.


https://www.valleynewslive.com/2021/04/14/ndt-new-dakota-high-school-logo/?fbclid=IwAR3xTI1ubFqvWojTCkUgvU59dlTjVGgxL1cKbWfInA2DrvwMoQl_sKhYYbw

Summer School 2021

Semester 1: June 8 – June 30

Semester 2: July 6 – July 28

Vacation Dates are July 1 – 5

PE classes are June 8 – July 28

There are hybrid and virtual class options available. Hybrid classes will be on-campus Monday-Thursday with Virtual Fridays. 100% Virtual will be Monday-Friday with required daily zoom class meetings. Registration for high school credit courses, sports camps, music camps, Highway Safety, Summer Leadership School are available at www.fargosummerschool.com. Registration is open until May 19, 2021.

Contact your school Counselor for more information.

Ebony's Corner News

Early Eats with E ~


Woodrow Wilson students are participating in learning the life skill of how to make meals with our Positive Behavior Technician, Ebony Sampson. The students not only learn kitchen skills, but nutritional & safety facts. They will earn credit advisory points towards an elective credit while doing so. On Friday, April 23rd, they leaned how to make chicken enchiladas with David Zibolski, Fargo's Police Chief.

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