Sandpoint High School
Message from the Principal-
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.
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!
Elk Students of the Month- January
CARE Students of the Month - January
Corban Coralis - CARE Student of the Month
Teachers selected the following students from their departments as students of the month. These students are recognized for one or more of the following attributes, cooperation, leadership, community involvement/service, consideration to
others,outstanding attitude, working to his/her highest potential, overall achievement is outstanding, good attendance and any other reason a teacher might think a student is reaching towards their highest abilities. Congratulations!
January students of the month along with Ezra Stafford, teacher of the month. Luka Walker, Kate McGregor, Alandra Doran, Corban Coralis, Van Lee, Emma Schmitt, and Torin Haesle. Pictured in no particular order.
Corban Coralis - CARE Student of the Month
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!
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 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
Coca-Cola Athlete of the Month-January
Congratulations Rusty Lee
Rusty has been a very steady performer for us this year and has thrived in his role as our point guard. It was a change of position for Rusty, and he has accepted that responsibility and excelled in his leadership role on this team.
From the Coach ~ Brian Childs
Rusty's work ethic in the classroom, where he is an honor student, has translated onto the basketball court as he continues to grow and get better everyday. It is a privilege to coach Rusty, and I look forward to continuing to work with him.
Congratulations Rusty Lee
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, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Seniors had the opportunity to enter a Scholarship Essay contest during this year's Finance Fair. One of the winners was Olivia Petruso
The other winner was Amanda Steiner.
Students in Mr. Hawkins Computer Science class had the opportunity to learn about nuclear engineering from Petty Officer Austin Crow.