Walter Johnson HS
Information for the Start of the New School Year

Many important documents relating to the start of the school year on August 29th will be linked from this page throughout the summer. Clicking the links that follow will open new browser windows to display the information. Close those windows to return to this page. 

Information from WJ:

Ms. Baker's letter about the start of the school year
WJ & MCPS Forms To Be Reviewed Before The Start Of School
Bell Schedules | Bus Schedules | Home Room Assignments | Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up |
Info Specific to Incoming Freshmen & Other New Students | Info Specific to Seniors

  • The 2019-2020 WJ Events Calendar is now online. The calendar is a list of everything happening at WJ and events will be added throughout the year. Sports Schedules can also be found at
    Important 2019 dates to note on your calendar NOW:
    Aug 14 - Fall Sports Tryouts/Practices May Begin
    Aug 28 - New Student Family Cookout, 6:00 p.m. in front of the school. Free of charge to the entire family
    Aug 29 - New Student Orientation, 7:45 to 11:37 a.m. Program Agenda
    Aug 29 - Senior Picnic and Shed Painting, 5:00 p.m. behind the school
    Sep 3 - First Day of School
    Sep 12 - WJ Back-to-School Night, 7:00 p.m. in child's 1st period class
    Sep 13- Fall Pep Rally, double 3rd period bell schedule
    Sep 21 - Kensington 8K to Benefit WJ
    Oct 21-26 - Homecoming Spirit Week
          Oct 25 - Homecoming Football Game, 6:30 p.m. vs. TBA
          Oct 26 - Homecoming Dance, 8:00 p.m. in the WJ Gym
  • Fall Sports Schedules By Team Are Now Online
  • Sports Tryout Information: If you plan to participate in athletics in August then you must return all of the necessary forms by the deadline set by your coach or no later than the first day of practice/tryouts. You MUST have documentation of a current physical on file in order to participate. You may try out for sports teams before paying the extracurricular activity (ECA) fee. However, once you have been selected for a team or activity, the fee must be paid through the Board of Education or the selection will be revoked. Paying the fee in advance does not guarantee your selection for a team or activity, nor does it supersede academic eligibility requirements. The ECA fee can be paid online, by mail or in person. Click here for general information about tryouts and visit the team pages at for specific tryout information for Fall teams
  • What to Bring on the First Day (or Before): There is no school supply list for high school. Students should bring a simple notebook, paper, a pen and a pencil and will receive more specific instructions on what is needed for each class from their teachers. If you have a financial obligation to the school, please help us by paying immediately. You should contact Ms. Virginia Howard in the school bank at 301-803-7115. If you have financial difficulty in paying, please contact the assistant principal who is your class administrator. Click here for the list of Assistant Principal duty assignments.