Sandpoint High School

February 2022

Message from the Principal-

Hello Community,

Welcome to the beginning of the second half of the school year! We officially began Semester 2/Term 3 on January 31st. This means a whole new set of classes and teachers for most students. This is a time to restart, establish new routines, get reacquainted, and move to the next chapter of the school year. This is an important time for students to make new relationships with new teachers and set high expectations for the rest of this school year. We hope students appreciate the change and look forward to a great second half of the year.

This time of year also brings an end to the winter sports season with many district/regional competitions as well as state competitions occurring this month or the very beginning of March. If you have yet to come and watch some of our athletes or other activities, time is running out.

It is also time to start thinking about other upcoming events at SHS. We will begin getting ready to register students for next year soon. Our schedule will revert back to the traditional A/B schedule as we move out of the emergency 4x4 schedule we have run during COVID. We will also begin the ISAT testing season in the near future.

Until then, we are excited to continue the education at Sandpoint High School with all new classes. Remember I am always open to parent input on anything related to school. If you have any questions or something to share, please call or come in and talk to me.

Go Bulldogs!

David Miles II; Sandpoint High School Principal

Reminder - Please help us by NOT having Valentine Gifts delivered to the school. We are unable to deliver to students.

Congratulations! Judith Adam - Grandma of a SHS Student Athlete!

The big car raffle winner was recently announced during halftime of the boys basketball game. Thank you to everyone who supported the Bulldogs and who continue to do so! It really does take all of us. Thank you Parker Subaru for all you do for our community!

Elk Students of the Month- January

Congratulations Ben Ricks and Sarah Casey for being selected as Elk students of the month by the staff at Sandpoint High School - The student program is designed to recognize outstanding young men and women for achievements in school and community life-fine arts, hobbies, athletics, church, school, club and community service, industry and farming.

CARE Students of the Month - January

Battle for the Paddle

Battle for the Paddle was well attended on 1/21/22 @ Lakeland HS. Although SHS did not bring the Paddle home, students enjoyed the different events that took place. As part of the competition, SHS was able to raise $21,760.33 for our Toys for Tots fundraiser which could not have been reached without the support of our community!

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Teacher of the Month - January- Ezra Stafford

The kindest and most welcoming teacher I have this semester

He is my favorite teacher out of all my teachers I've ever had so he deserves this.

swag levels OFF THE CHARTS

best teacher, super fun makes me look forward to class

he is an overall caring person and an even more caring an educated teacher. he takes his time getting to know and understand each of his students and he has certainly made an impact on my life. he has pushed me and motivated myself and my peers in our art and in life.

Counseling Corner

Counseling Corner:

Counseling Department Mission: We will ensure and empower every student at Sandpoint High School to achieve academic success, strengthen personal and social growth, and develop achievable post-secondary plans.

Students are assigned to counselors by their last name:

A-G: Shannon Kerrigan

H-O: Sara Gosling

P-Z: Tavi Brandenburg

Post Secondary Transitions Counselor: Jeralyn Mire

College and Career Mentor: Angie Dail

Counseling Office Coordinator/Registrar: Amanda Skinner

Counseling Office Coordinator: Erricka Brownell

Counseling News

SHS Seniors: Local Scholarships

It’s almost time! There will be an informational assembly for senior students on February 11th during school hours. We will be covering how and when to apply for local scholarships. Contact Angie Dail, or Jeralyn Mire with any questions.

SHS Construction Combine March 22-23

This is a brand new event for SHS and we are so excited! The Construction Combine was originally created in Idaho Falls to address the entry-level construction needs in their region. Now we are bringing it to Sandpoint! This event will partner students and contractors together to build small sheds that will then be donated to local Veterans. A unique hands on way for students to gain experience in multiple areas of the construction field. If you would like more information or to volunteer for the Construction Combine please Contact Angie Dail, or Jeralyn Mire with any questions.

SHS Juniors: Higher Education Tour March 8

Higher Education Days is a fantastic opportunity to meet all the representatives from area Idaho schools. Juniors will learn about admissions, scholarships, campus life and more. It’s a fun low-pressure way to explore if college could be right for them!

Parents, if you don’t have any plans for spring break, this is the year to start visiting different campuses to get your student excited about life after high school. Junior year is also a great time to discuss which post-secondary path your student may want to take, a few options are: College, Military, Certification, Apprenticeship or Work Force.

ASVAB: April 1, 9:00AM at SHS

If your student has expressed interest in joining the military- taking the ASVAB is one of the first steps. The ASVAB stands for Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and is is a timed, multi-aptitude test that helps the Department of Defense not just determine whether you are a good fit to join the service, but also which service branch you might be best for and even what military jobs you can hold after you finish basic training or boot camp. The better your ASVAB score, the broader your options.

Sign up in the Counseling Office. There is no cost, no supplies needed.

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A/B Day Schedule Coming Back for the 2022-23 School Year!

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SHS Apparel Shop

We are stocked! Come by and pick up your Bulldog spirit wear today!
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April 4th-8th 2022