Message from Dr. Pearson

As we launch the 2022-2023 school year, there’s one word that comes to mind: Celebration. Over 100 9th graders attended Beaver Camp in person and mask free and were able to meet staff and students, get a tour of the building, and drop things from great heights as a part of a STEM activity. The year started with a DJ in the commons, a fantastic launch in the classrooms, and the start up of athletics and activities. On September 1st, Coach McDonald inaugurated his tenure as the Beaver head football coach with a win over Kalama High School. There was a fantastic, energetic student section on hand and I had the chance to hang out on the sidelines with the players, get a little bit rowdy with the student section, and do some celebratory push ups with the cheerleaders. The whole week has felt like a giant celebration to me.

Another phrase comes to mind as well, one a teacher started using last spring to describe the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Emerging into greatness. There can be no doubt that we are emerging from some of the most difficult days I’ve ever experienced as an educator. Watching the staff last week prepare was like watching world class runners line up at the starting line. We couldn’t hardly wait to get going, and there are great things coming down the road. As a district, we have embraced a project to make our communications better and more consistent across the board. As classroom teachers, we are tightening and redefining our desired outcomes to include both course specific skills and building-wide academic habits of mind. As a school community, we are working to integrate and apply GRIT not only to athletics but as a guiding philosophy for all our programs. 

All of this is occurring even as we ramp up those long-cherished activities that we had to abandon during the COVID days. Wait until you see what happens during homecoming week! We certainly are emerging, but we are emerging stronger. Without a doubt we are emerging into greatness. More than ever, I start the year grateful to part of this community and excited to see what happens next.  

The School

Woodland High School school will have approximately 750 students enrolled in the 9-12 classes next year. Our school offers a full array of challenging courses including 8 different advanced placement courses (AP). We also offer "College in the HS" classes in which students can earn college credits from LCC and Central Washington University while taking classes at Woodland High School. Please see our curriculum handbook for more information . We have a full array of career and technical education courses as well as those offered by the Clark County Skill Center. We have also won the prestigious Academic Achievement Award from the state of Washington for 2 of the last 4 years.

The school is located at 1500 Dike Access Rd, which is directly west of I-5 off of exit #21. Please be sure to see more information on the school and districts front web pages.


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Nondiscrimination Statement:

Woodland Public School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

  • Vicky Barnes, Title, IX Officer, Civil Right Coordinator, and Affirmative Action Officer, 800 Second St. Woodland, WA 98674,, 360-841-2702
  • Jake Hall, 504 Coordinator, 800 Second St. Woodland, WA 98674,, 360-841-2720

You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Civil Rights Coordinator, listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint. For a copy of your district’s nondiscrimination policy and procedure, contact your school or district office or view it online at this link.