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The Flex of the Polar Vortex

Polar Vortex

Samantha Simpson
January 29, 2014

Woodlands High School is in the depths of a brutal cold spell. This is thanks to the “Polar Vortex”, a large-scale winter cyclone occurring in the northern regions of Canada. Faculty and students alike arrive each arctic morning bundled up and pretty much stay inside for the entire school day. Even... Read more »



Kiara Bunting, Reporter
January 21, 2014

This past fall, select Woodlands High School students had the opportunity to participate in the Greenburgh Student News Network (GSNN) at Greenburgh Town Hall. The 6-week program was led by former NBC News Director, Patricia Lang, who guided students through the process of writing, filming and producing... Read more »

Make A Change Scholarship

Athena Scott, Reporter
January 10, 2014

Do you ever feel like you want to make a change? Have you ever gone somewhere or done something that caused you to witness a problem and made you think to yourself “I want to fix this”? Have you ever heard about a problem and just wanted to do something? Well if you have, here is a scholarship program... Read more »

The Falcon Goes To Columbia


Katie Sims, Online Editor
November 5, 2013

On November 3rd, the staff of The Falcon Online attended the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association Fall Conference. The CSPA has held a fall conference for high school publications for the past 74 years, creating a tradition of greatness with the myriad seminars they offer to students visiting... Read more »

A Sweet New Suite


Crystal Hopkins, Reporter
October 29, 2013

“Leadership comes from decisions we begin to make in high school; not starting once we reach college,” said Principal Will Washington. Mr. Washington has teamed up with the class of 2014 student government officers in order to revamp a room to hold meetings for the active members that contribute... Read more »

Congratulations Woodlands’ Graduates!

Kiara Bunting
June 13, 2013

With the school year almost over and students itching to jump-start their summers, the time has come to congratulate the graduates of the Class of 2013! In less than a month, our seniors will walk across the stage and accept their diplomas, marking the beginning of an entirely new chapter in their lives.... Read more »

Houston We Have a Falcon

May 30, 2013

Woodlands High School Junior Carly Mannino has been accepted to attend a week-long internship in July at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX.  As a result of her hard work ethic and passion for engineering, Carly was highly sought after as a participant in the WISH internship.  Women in STEM... Read more »

Do You Facebook?

Samantha Simpson
April 16, 2013

Facebook has become a famous website due to its enormous usage around the world. It is a social media network where people can post and view pictures, search people or places, or chat with friends. Facebook was created by Harvard computer science student Mark Zuckerberg, along with classmates Eduardo... Read more »

Video Conferencing with Michelle Obama

Brandon Clarke
April 16, 2013

Recently, two seniors were selected for a very special opportunity to observe a live conference held by First Lady Michelle Obama. Jonathan Albert and Christine Gargano were the lucky participants. These students were chosen because they have expressed interest in health and hope to earn degrees in nutrition... Read more »

Woodlands’ First Lego League

Christopher Larrow
March 20, 2013

For the first time on March 9th, NYC hosted the First Lego League. In this competition students from various schools have to build, and program their own robots to perform specific tasks. In this challenge the robots were constructed to throw disks and fight other robots. The team with the most points... Read more »