Welcome to the Woodrow Wilson HS Dallas Alumni Association!
To support Woodrow Wilson HS and its students, preserve school history, and strengthen alumni bonds.
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 are an alumna of 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 other alumni.
If you already have a Membership Toolkit account with another organization, you can use the same log-in on this website.
Friday, September 29th
8233 Military Pkwy., Dallas
Tailgate - 5:30pm
Bring a chair and mingle with alumni!
Hot dogs provided by the Woodrow Athletic Booster Club
Varsity Football Game - 7:30pm
Tickets are required to attend the game and can be purchased here: WOODROW HOCO FOOTBALL GAME TICKETS
Tickets will sell out FAST - Buy ASAP to ensure your spot in the stands!
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.
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.
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!