MARINER MEMO

1/27-2/2/23

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!

Bethany Barrett

Assistant Principal

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2023 SEHOME UNIFIED BASKETBALL TEAM

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SEHOME AND BELLINGHAM STUDENT FANS AND CHEER AND BAND TURNED OUT IN FORCE

Sehome and Bellingham turned out in force for the Bellinghome Unified basketball game Thursday evening. Both schools had their cheerleaders helping to rally the crowd and the Sehome band lent music to support the evening from the balcony.
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LINK FOR MORE FANTASTIC PICTURES OF UNIFIED BASKETBALL

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

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RECYCLING SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Do you have new or gently used school supplies you no longer need? You can return those to the main office to be redistributed.
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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

Animals as Natural Therapy visits Sehome during finals week.

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.

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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!

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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.
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SECOND SEMESTER SCHEDULE

January 23

1 - CHECK Skyward

2 - check 2nd semester options on counseling website

3 - email your counselor with your change requests

4 - wait for a response


February 3

All requests must be emailed to you counselor by 3:30 p.m. on February 3rd.

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THE EBONY GALA

February 24TH 7-9 PM

Sehome Commons

$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 2023 Calendar Reminders

JANUARY CALENDAR REMINDERS

No School - New Year's Day Observed: Monday, Jan. 2


No School - Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service: Monday, Jan. 16


No School - Semester Break: Monday, Jan. 30

Lunch menus

SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

Graphic "Mental Health"

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 christian.stark@k12.wa.us 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.

Learning Center Needs Drive

SEHOME LEARNING CENTER

Schedule a tutoring appointment in the Learning Center at Sehome Learning Center
Learning Center offering free tutoring
After-School Dinner Program at no cost for Kids

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.

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Barron Trades Scholarship

Barron Trades Scholarship

The Dan L. Barron Trades Scholarship will provide opportunities to individuals looking to enter HVAC, Electrical, or Plumbing trades with two $5000 scholarships to Bellingham Technical College. Apply today at Barron Trades Scholarship

YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROJECT

YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROJECT

Click on the link to read about Youth Philanthropy Project

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HOT JOBS LINK

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VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering opportunities are available through Career Center.


VOLUNTEERING

CAREER CENTER

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


Contact:

Martha Zender
High School and Beyond Coordinator
martha.zender@bellinghamschools.org

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!

We are committed to carefully protecting our customer's personal information. In order to meet their expectation of privacy, we have adopted a simple policy to never share a customer's personal information. Our privacy policy applies to Community Rewards participation as well.

Thank you for being such an important organization in our community,

Community Rewards Staff

01-Jul-2022 to 30-Sep-2022

137

Households

$ 438.52

Total Donations

Join the BPS Team

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 do not use the bus loop to park, drop off, or stop. There is also no parking in the bus loop at any time. This includes after school hours.


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.

OPEN CAMPUS

All Sehome students 9th - 12th grade can leave campus for lunch. If students have a difficult time returning to campus on time each day, off-campus privileges may be revoked for a period of time. We ask that all of our students are respectful to our neighbors and community by being respectful, picking up their trash, and leaving spaces better than when they find them. Please review your personal expectations for your child at lunchtime.

MULTI-LANGUAGE MESSAGE LINE

Families whose first language is not English can leave a message on our multi-language message line at 360-647-6816. Families dial 2 for Russian, dial 3 for Vietnamese, dial 4 for Punjabi or dial 5 for any other language (say name of language at beginning of message). Please call 360-676-6456 for Spanish.
Sehome Library Updates

Librarian: nicky.cook-desler@bellinghamschools.org

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Sehome PTSA

Sehome Points of Contact

Sonia Cole, Principal: sonia.cole@bellinghamschools.org

Mike Couto, Assistant Principal: A - K mike.couto@bellinghamschools.org

Bethany Barrett, Assistant Principal: L - Z bethany.barrett@bellinghamschools.org

Colin Cushman, Athletics & Activities: colin.cushman@bellinghamschools.org


Amy Hjelt, Counselor A - D: amy.hjelt@bellinghamschools.org

Gwen Fetherolf, Counselor E-K: gwen.fetherolf@bellinghamschools.org

Hana Schutz, Counselor L-Re: hana.schutz@bellinghamschools.org

John Vandermolen, Counselor Rh - Z: john.vandermolen@bellinghamschools.org