June 25, 2019

Dear Woodrow Wilson High School Community:

Yesterday Dallas ISD School Leadership, Counseling Services, Teaching and Learning, Career and Technology, the Office of Transformation and Innovation, Hillcrest School Leadership, as well as Woodrow Administration, Counseling, Dr. Ritchie, and IB teachers met to collaborate on a plan that maintains the integrity of our International Baccalaureate program, promotes equity between our Academies, and aligns with policies set forth by governing agencies.

Students who take IB courses in 2019-2020 will earn .5 credits for each semester in which they meet attendance requirements and earn a passing grade of 70. This is the same practice for rising seniors and juniors who took these classes in the 2018-2019 school year and matches how credits are awarded for non-IB courses.

I will host a meeting for rising senior and junior families on Thursday, June 27th at 6:00 PM in the auditorium to present this information and answer questions that you may have. Our campus office will be closed between June 26th and July 18th. In July we will communicate details about registration and schedule pick up for returning students.

I’m excited about the teamwork between Dallas ISD departments and Woodrow Wilson. This will strengthen opportunities afforded to students and now and in the future.  



Michael Moran

Principal/Head of School

Woodrow Wilson High School

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme World School

Dallas ISD



IB Course Update for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 

JUNE 10, 2019

This is Woodrow Wilson principal Mike Moran inviting Class of 2019 students and families to a follow up meeting tomorrow at 6:00 PM in the Woodrow Wilson auditorium. We will revisit IB course credits and class rank. We hope to see you there.

Este es el director de Woodrow Wilson, Mike Moran, que invita a los estudiantes y familias de la Clase de 2019 a una reunión de seguimiento mañana a las 6:00 PM en el auditorio de Woodrow Wilson. Vamos a revisar los créditos del curso IB y el rango de clase. Esperamos verte ahí.


Michael Moran


Woodrow Wilson High School



June 7, 2019

We would like to thank the students and families for their commitment to fairness even in the face of difficulty.  We commended you for your willingness to stand up for both friends and students you don't know.  Our whole Woodrow community should be applauded for working together regardless of academy.  Most importantly, thank you for maintaining decorum in an emotional time.

- Your IBPO Board

Follow-Up Meetings will be held on June 11 and June 24


Stephanie Elizalde with School Leadership will be hosting a parent meeting tomorrow evening, June 6, 2019, at 6:00 pm in the Woodrow Wilson Auditorium to discuss concerns regarding class rank, IB course credits, and other implications for course credit changes that can affect class ranking. Doors will open at 5:45 pm and the meeting will be held from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


Stephanie Elizalde con School Leadership organizará una reunión de padres mañana, 6 de junio de 2019, a las 6:00 pm en el auditorio de Woodrow Wilson para discutir inquietudes sobre el rango de la clase, los créditos de los cursos del IB y otras implicaciones para los cambios en los créditos de los cursos que pueden afectar ranking de clase. Las puertas se abrirán a las 5:45 pm y la reunión se llevará a cabo de 6:00 pm a 7:00 pm


Subject:  A Call to Fairness

To all Woodrow Families,

It came to our attention on May 24, 2019 that the ranking procedure for Woodrow students was altered due to a clerical error at the district level.  At that point it was requested that this error be corrected, that an explanation be delivered and the Woodrow community be notified of this error. 

Despite repeated calls and requests made via email to: the Principal of Woodrow Wilson High School, to the Dallas ISD Executive Director, to the Dallas ISD Deputy Chief, to the Dallas ISD Director of School Leadership, to the Dallas ISD Chief of School Leadership, and to the Woodrow Wilson Dallas ISD Trustee, this error has not been corrected or explained, nor has the Woodrow community been notified that their student’s ranking is likely incorrect.

This has affected many IB students, but has more so affected students from the other three Woodrow Academies. The IB Parent Board and IB families are deeply upset about this error and opposed to any unfair credits awarded due to this clerical error.

Please pass along this information to other Woodrow families to express your concern in the name of fairness and to ask for action to correct this mistake. Below is a list of contacts for you to reach out to.

In the name of all Woodrow Students,

The IBPO Executive Board,

Francie Hansen, IBPO President

Elizabeth Furrh, IBPO Vice-President

Susan Schwietzer, IBPO Treasurer

Nicole Loper, IBPO Secretary

Carrie Fisketjon, IBPO Volunteer Coordinator

Summer Home woRK

via Dr. Kelly Ritchie

Please see this list of summer reading assignments for IS/IB students.  

***If you have questions about any of the assignments, please contact the appropriate teacher.***  

Sometimes, the links will not open on phones or tablets.  Please open the links on a desktop or laptop.

If your child is taking one of these AP courses, please see the corresponding assignments.  If you have any questions about these assignments, please contact the appropriate teacher.  AP and IB are two separate programs and this information is included for your convenience.

AP Human Geography

AP World History

AP Econ

AP Psychology

AP English III (Language)
AP English IV (Literature)

Woodrow’s IB test scores surpass global average

Woodrow students in IB Literature. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Ritchie.)

International Baccalaureate test scores at Woodrow Wilson surpassed the global average for the first time since the program was introduced five years ago, school officials said.  more . . .

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