LETTER FROM MS. BARRETT
Dear Sehome Families,
What a week it’s been! Sehome students treated us all to wonderful opportunities to highlight their passions and expertise through some amazing performances. We were treated to choir, band, and orchestra concerts in the early part of the week. If you missed them, you can always check out the recorded concerts at Sehome High School’s YouTube channel here. While you are there, you can peruse the great Anchor’s Away videos that are produced, directed, and star our very own Sehome students and staff. On Thursday evening, Sehome hosted the Bellinghome Unified basketball game. We had great attendance and it so clearly illustrates the vision we are always working toward to create authentic belonging and inclusion. It was an exciting game and Sehome took the win!
It has been a great week of coming together outside the walls of the classroom to highlight student accomplishments. Monday, January 30, is a day off for students as we work to switch over from 1st semester to 2nd semester. Entering the long weekend for students, know that we are so proud of the hard work they have done to complete the first half of the year, and we are looking forward to kicking off second semester on Tuesday, January 31.
See you all next week!
TRANSLATION OPTION FOR MARINER MEMO
2023 SEHOME UNIFIED BASKETBALL TEAM
SEHOME AND BELLINGHAM STUDENT FANS AND CHEER AND BAND TURNED OUT IN FORCE
Click here for additional gallery of pictures from 1/26 Unified Basketball game.
IN THIS MEMO
1 – WRAP UP FROM LAST WEEK
2 – UPCOMING EVENTS
3 – CAREER CENTER
4 – GENERAL INFORMATION
NO SCHOOL JANUARY 30TH - SEMESTER BREAK
RECYCLING SCHOOL SUPPLIES
CONGRATULATIONS 2022-23 THESPY AWARD WINNERS!
Congratulations to our ‘22-23 Thespy Award Winners! This January, Sehome’s Thespian Troupe #4614 competed at the regional Thespy Awards. Over 1000 students compete in different categories of competition for excellence in high school theater. We had so much fun sharing our work and applauding the other schools.
We had 8 students earn an “Excellent” on their pieces, which means they were top in the State of WA. We had 1 student earn overall “Superior,” which means they’re top in the nation and qualifies them to compete at Nationals in Indiana in June!
Congrats to all on an amazing event! We are so proud of you!
ANIMALS AS NATURAL THERAPY VISITED SHS CAMPUS
ENGLISH 201 CLASS "GALLERY WALK"
Here are three photos of our English 201 class doing a "Gallery Walk" of student generated white boards full of information on the Bolshevik revolution and subsequent rise of Stalin in Russia. They were making connections of this time in history to George Orwell's allegorical beast fable Animal Farm. They took notes off the white boards and then found the character counterpart from the novel based on the similarities from the information.
STACK OF ESSAYS FROM FINALS WEEK
Sampling of student essays from five English classes—all being assessed for growth toward grade level proficiencies in Ideas/Content (analysis), Organization, Use of Language, Conventions, and MLA format. HOURS of reading and commenting and assessing ahead!
BOYS SWIM AND DIVE AGAINST OAK HARBOR JANUARY 26
The team beat Oak Harbor 133 to 47, with new swimmer Sal Sanders getting swimmer of the meet honors, and Kieran Roxas going from the swim meet directly to the Unified basketball game again. He is a beast.
Next meet will be our final dual meet before the championships. Tuesday, 3:45 start at Arne Hanna vs. returning state champion and current favorite for state, Anacortes. Should be some great swimming and diving to wrap up the regular season.
SECOND SEMESTER SCHEDULE
1 - CHECK Skyward
2 - check 2nd semester options on counseling website
3 - email your counselor with your change requests
4 - wait for a response
All requests must be emailed to you counselor by 3:30 p.m. on February 3rd.
THE EBONY GALA
$2 pre-bought tickets or $5 at the door
Theme - black and bold Great Gatsby
All are welcome to join us for a night of celebrating Black History, Culture, and Community.
Enjoy Hors D'oeuvres, live music, and activities
JANUARY CALENDAR REMINDERS
No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service: Monday, Jan. 16
No School - Semester Break: Monday, Jan. 30
Compensated Youth and Family Engagement Opportunity
Are you a young person interested in sharing your opinions on school-based mental health supports in Washington? Are you a parent, caregiver, or loved one of a young person with lived experience receiving mental health supports in Washington schools?
The school-based Behavioral Health & Suicide Prevention Subcommittee is looking for community members interested in engaging with system partners across the state on improving school-based behavioral health supports through resource sharing and the creation of policy recommendations.
Payment (called a stipend) of $45 per hour to a daily maximum of $200 is available to subcommittee members who have experience as a youth or a parent/caregiver in the behavioral health system. Reimbursement for childcare or elder care is also available.
Meetings are bi-monthly (every other month) and take place on the first Friday of even-numbered months, from 9 am - noon. The first meeting will be Friday, February 3rd, 2023.
Interested in engaging with us but not able to attend meetings?
No problem! We'd love to work with you to identify forms of engagement that work for you, your family, and your schedule. If this is the case, please check "Unable to attend meetings" in response to Question 10 and we'll follow up with you to chat about options for engagement. Have questions or concerns? Feel free to reach out to Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime!
*The Subcommittee is a subgroup of the Children & Youth Behavioral Health Work Group (CYBHWG). See the introduction of the application for more information on our group and this opportunity.
SEHOME LEARNING CENTER
AFTER-SCHOOL DINNER PROGRAM
After-school dinner program begins for all kids in Bellingham; onsite at Shuksan Monday through Thursday
Bellingham Public Schools serves hot dinner at no cost to all children 18 and under and to those served in the Community Transitions program. These meals are offered from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Monday to Thursday now through June 15, 2023. Dinner is served in the Shuksan Middle School cafeteria, located at 2717 Alderwood Avenue (at the corner of Northwest and Alderwood). It does not matter what school you attend in the district.
Accompanying adults are charged $4.75 per meal — please bring cash or check. Please plan to eat onsite in the Shuksan cafeteria.
The daily Monday through Thursday dinner menu is listed on the school menu webpage by day after the lunch listing.
Please note: Dinner will not be served on school holidays or on the following all school early dismissal days: Nov. 3, Nov. 25, Dec. 8, Feb. 9, March 9 and April 27.
Barron Trades Scholarship
YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROJECT
Click on the link to read about Youth Philanthropy Project
Resources for Students:
· Field Trips to local colleges and local employers and training centers
· College Visits and local tours
· College Fair (fall at Sehome)
· Teen Job Fair! (spring at BHS)
· Résumé help
· Volunteer Opportunities
· Scholarships and financial aid
· Sumer camp opportunities
High School and Beyond Support!
Students sign up in the Career Center
High School and Beyond Coordinator
SCHOOL CLOSURE INFORMATION
Emergency and Weather Procedures
It’s that time of year to think about snow and our procedures and impact of weather-related school cancellations. Depending on conditions, school could close for the day; open two hours late with regular bus routes or snow bus routes; or open on time with snow bus routes.
How can I get weather/emergency information?
Changes to the school schedule are usually announced before 6 a.m., and we use a variety of methods to keep families informed:
- To receive email and/or text alerts you need an email address and cell phone number in Skyward. We send updates through our notification tool, ParentSquare, which receives phone and email contact information data from Skyward, our student information system.
- Tune to local media or check bellinghamschools.org and the district’s social media accounts: @BhamSD on Twitter, @bellinghamschools on Facebook and @bellinghamschools on Instagram
- Call 360-676-6400 for a recorded message or 360-647-6815 for a message translated in Español, русский, tính từ and Punjabi.
Please familiarize yourself with our weather procedures at bellinghamschools.org/weather and we encourage families to know their bus snow route
FRED MEYER REWARDS ACCOUNT CAN BE LINKED TO SEHOME FOR FUNDRAISING
How to sign up:
Web link: https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-4
Click on “re-enroll” or “link your Rewards Card now.”
Our organization number is: SF659
Dear Sehome High School (SF659),
The Kroger Co. Family of Stores is committed to bringing hope and help to the local neighborhoods we call home. Our stores are on a mission to not just part of, but to help create a stronger community. We recognize that every community has unique causes that need support. Thank you for being such an important organization in our community.
We encourage you to ask your supporters to link their rewards card to your organization. Community Rewards is easy to use, The more your supporters shop with us, the more money your organization will earn!
Thank you for being such an important organization in our community,
Community Rewards Staff
01-Jul-2022 to 30-Sep-2022
JOIN OUR TEAM! BPS LOOKING FOR GREAT PEOPLE TO WORK IN OUR SCHOOLS!
Bellingham Public Schools continues to need staff and substitutes across our schools and needs your help in finding great people to fill these vacancies.
If you or someone you know are looking for a new opportunity on a school year schedule, we encourage you to apply.
We are looking for paraeducators and substitutes, as well as classified and certificated staff. Paraeducators work one on one or with a small group of students in a school. They often assist teachers and support students in classrooms and at recess.
Please review the Human Resources webpage or click on “jobs” in the top row of quick links off our district homepage for a list of current openings.
If you have questions, please contact us at 360-676-6400!
BUS LOOP & DROP OFF
Please use the main lot for drop off and pick up of your child. We ask that you pull all the way forward and do not park in the fire lane.
MULTI-LANGUAGE MESSAGE LINE
To join the Sehome PTSA: https://www.memberplanet.com/packetview/sehomehighptsa/sehomehighschoolptsamembershippages
Sehome Points of Contact
Sonia Cole, Principal: email@example.com
Mike Couto, Assistant Principal: A - K firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethany Barrett, Assistant Principal: L - Z email@example.com
Colin Cushman, Athletics & Activities: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Hjelt, Counselor A - D: email@example.com
Gwen Fetherolf, Counselor E-K: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hana Schutz, Counselor L-Re: email@example.com
John Vandermolen, Counselor Rh - Z: firstname.lastname@example.org