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Welcome to the Woodrow Wilson HS Dallas Alumni Association!

Focus

To support Woodrow Wilson HS and its students, preserve school history, and strengthen alumni bonds.

 

Mission

To provide financial support to the school, participate in appropriate school events, coordinate student/alumni mentoring, promote school pride, preserve, and share school history, and facilitate alumni social activities that promote continued lifelong bonds. 


If you attended Woodrow, we welcome you to register for an account with us! This allows you to customize your experience on our website and how you interact with us and our alumni.

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If you already have a Membership Toolkit account with another organization, you can use the same log-in on this website.


DATE CHANGE

The 95th Anniversary Celebration & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been moved up one week to coincide with Woodrow's Homecoming, September 26th, 27th & 28th, 2024.

Please update your calendar - Hope to see as many alums there as possible! 

 

(Click any of the icon graphics below to navigate to those pages.)

Click the ribbon above for details!

 

 

 Sign up to help on Friday, Sept. 27th for set-up and/or during the event on Saturday, Sept. 28th!

 

 

Any amount will be appreciated!

 

 

 Be LEGENDARY and sponsor the event!

 

 

 

Order a yard sign to support the new "Wild about Woodrow" Campaign!

 

 

(All monetary gifts, whether by donation or sponsorship, and funds collected from yard sign sales go to support the week's Anniversary Celebration and Hall of Fame, Alumni Association activities, and a Legacy Gift to Woodrow from Wildcat Nation Sponsors commemorating the 95th Anniversary. Unused funds, if any, will go toward future needs of the school and work of the Alumni Association.)


Article as seen in Texas High School Football magazine, written by our own Coach John Fish


The WWHSAA has partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce the newest edition of our Alumni Directory. You should be receiving postcards in the mail and/or an email requesting for you to update your contact information for our Alumni Directory. THIS IS NOT A SCAM. Please respond with your information so you can be included!
 
PCI is a family owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for over 100 years.

 

FAQ:

How do I know my information will only be used for directory purposes?
PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Directory will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Directory and except as required by court order or law.

I would like to verify or update my information. How may I do this?
• If you received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a real, live human being representing the Woodrow Wilson High School project. They will verify the information we have on file for you and make any updates where needed.
• If you received an email with an embedded link, simply click the link to go to the online site and review your information.
• If you did not receive a postcard or email, you may call the dedicated Woodrow Wilson High School update line at 866-571-1428.
• If you are living internationally or are unable to call the update line, please email customerservice@publishingconcepts.com. PCI will send you a personalized link to update your information.
 
Can I choose what information prints in the directory?
When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative if you prefer any of your information be excluded. You can also communicate your preferences to PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 / customerservice@publishingconcepts.com or to the alumni association directly: alumni@wwhsaa.org
 
Examples of postcard (should be yellow this first round) and email, FYI:
 
     

Amazing Homecoming Weekend!

 

Class Reunion Photos

Homecoming Game Photos

Homecoming Dance Photos

 

Gorgeous Woodrow Lighting & Fixture make the perfect glow for this Class of 2027 Homecoming Date Photo!

 

 Pictured above is Class of 2027, Mr. Doss Magill, and his beautiful date, Ms. Ella Bessner, Double 2nd Generation Wildcat and eldest daughter of Brian & Betsy (Bauer) Bessner, both Class of 1993.

 

History of Woodrow Exterior Lighting

 

If your Class hosted a reunion this past weekend, we want to see! 

Please send us your photos!

Email photos to: alumni@wwhsaa.org 


 

Meet wWw Class of 1990 Alum & local business owner, Matthew Rangel

 

 

We recently had the opportunity to sit and chat with Matthew about growing up in East Dallas & the Lakewood businesses he's co-owned that have helped shape over two decades of loyalty & giving back.

September 2023 Alumni Spotlight


Alumni Class & Reunion Information


Class of 2019 Alum, Xavier Gipson, makes a HUGE splash during the NY Jets Home Opener in overtime during MNF

 

We are SO PROUD of you, Xavier!

 

NEW YORK — On Monday Night Football, New York Jets rookie Xavier Gipson electrified the Big Apple. His game-winning punt return for a touchdown sent the home faithful into a frenzy at Met Life Stadium, as the Jets overcame the loss of quarterback Aaron Rodgers and shocked the Buffalo Bills in overtime. It was the type of moment Gipson dreamed of while growing up in Dallas. 

 

Gipson was a four-year varsity player at Woodrow Wilson High School under former Wildcats head coach Bobby Estes. "If the ball was near him, he was going to find it and he was going to score," Estes recalled Tuesday morning. The 20-year Woodrow Wilson coach would often drive Gipson to school. As Estes explained, "He jumped in the truck and became part of the family." Estes, now the interim coach for Thomas Jefferson High School, went to bed early Monday night but saw the highlight early Tuesday morning and traded texts with one of his beloved former players.

 

Despite an offer from nearby SMU, Gipson chose to play college football at Stephen F. Austin in the FCS (formerly known as Division I-AA). He led FCS in receiving yards as a junior and was an FCS All-American as a senior. However, he went undrafted in the 2023 NFL Draft, due in part to his size -- 5-foot-9 and 189 pounds. After the draft, the Jets signed Gipson as an undrafted free agent. Shortly into training camp, the undersized underdog became a breakout star on the field -- and on HBO's hit series Hard Knocks. "You see it on Hard Knocks," Estes described. "He's got that smile. He had that smile in eighth grade."

 

Chandra Hooper-Barnett remembers Gipson's eighth grade year at J.L. Long Middle School. After all, she was the principal. "He was very jovial," said Hooper-Barnett, now the principal at Woodrow Wilson High School. "He was always playing in the hallway with the other kids."

 

Gipson's hometown roots remain strong. He comes back to visit often and works out at the high school in the offseason. On the final day before reporting for Jets training camp, Gipson was at the high school training and visiting with his former teachers. "Everyone loves Xavier," added Hooper-Barnett.

 

Gipson returns home this weekend when the Jets visit the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2.

 

Xavier Gipson DMagazine Article


Welcome our newest Educator & Coach, who also happens to be an esteemed alum!

Sergio Kindle, Class of 2006

During his career at Woodrow, Sergio was coached by Bobby Estes. He was a Parade All-America selection and Parade Player of the Year finalist, named the Parade AFL Ironman (best two-way player nationally), tabbed the Old Spice Red Zone National Player of the Year, also named first-team All-American by USA Today, was the only Texas player to earn all-state honors on both offense and defense, recorded 411 tackles and 55 TFL, while rushing for 5,632 yards and 86 TDs over his final three seasons, was the starting center on the basketball team, ran the 400m, 4x400-meter relay, and competed in the long jump.

 

Coach Kindle has accepted the positions of Special Education Paired Teacher and Linebacker Coach at Woodrow, beginning this Fall.

 

Sergio Kindle is creating a new legacy at Woodrow.

 

 "The Fall and Rise of Sergio Kindle" D Magazine Article 8/25/23

 

Please join us in welcoming back a Superstar by attending a game this season!

 


The New Gym Signage Ceremony & Celebration was a great success!

Thank you to all who were able to join us - we appreciate your support!

Celebration Pictures