Sandpoint High School
Message from the Principal-
Dear Bulldog Students, Families, and Friends,
Welcome to Sandpoint High School 2022-2023! I hope that all our students–and especially our new students–loved their first day. We are excited to end this first week of school with an ALL STUDENT assembly on Friday afternoon. As the principal, I only get a few opportunities over the year to be in person with ALL students at the same time. There is no more important way to connect with our students and start to paint the picture of what this school year will look like. We will give students some insight into our expectations and also let them know WE are here for them. Our new students have not experienced what Sandpoint High School is about, and coming together as one community is a powerful symbolic gesture. The Student Council will also be announcing details for Homecoming Week which you will read more about below.
Students have already had many opportunities to participate in and to cheer on classmates in athletic competitions and activities this school year. I encourage you to check in with our website, school calendar, daily announcements, and social media to look for ways to engage and get involved at Sandpoint High School.
We all know that excitement is often tinged with anxiety, and if there is anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to reach out to teachers, counselors, administration, or myself. We also encourage you to check Schoology to see what students are working on in class and to check in on academic progress.
We are definitely up and running! I hope to see you soon.
Principal Jacki Crossingham
Welcome! New Staff @ SHS - more to highlight next month!
Steve Wimer - CTE
Spent 27 years teaching and coaching in the Kent School District. Moved to the area at the end of the 2020 school year. Fast forward to 2022 and coming out of retirement to teach at SHS. Married to Kathy for 26 years. Children Sophie (22) and Jack(18). Interests outside work include reading, cooking, cycling, kayaking and travel.
Becky Haag - Science
I grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, moved to Missoula Montana in 1994 to attend the University of Montana, and upon graduating with a wildlife biology degree in 1999, I got a job with Idaho Fish and Game and have lived here ever since. I have been married for twenty years and have two daughters, Stella, who is a sophomore this year, and Vivian, who is in 8th grade. I taught tl the high school sciences at Clark Fork High School for the past five years prior to coming to SHS. While I enjoyed the small family atmosphere at Clark Fork, I am so excited to join the Bulldog team, work in the town I live in and have my girls and I on the same campus! I am teaching Ecology, Horticulture, Forestry and Physical Science at SHS. I love hiking, running, biking, paddling, gardening, all things outside and even more than that, I love supporting my kids in their activities and cheering them on.
Lynn Atzet - JDC
Lynn Atzet joined the district last winter to teach at the Bonner County Juvenile Detention Center. Her 32 years of experience with at-risk and struggling students in many grades and content areas make her a good fit for this unique position. Lynn enjoys being outdoors, gardening, and volunteering in the community. She has three children at SHS and two grown sons.
Who do I report attendance to this year?
Tammy Shawis the new attendance/truancy officer this year at Sandpoint High School. Tammy may be reached at 208-263-3034 ext 4010 or email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Please remember to send an email or leave a phone message the day your student is absent. The sooner she can get that cleared up the better! Please do not call us 10 minutes before the last bell of the day and expect we can get your student released early, it might not happen. We can only try! When a student leaves campus they must sign out at the attendance window in the commons and then again sign back in when they return. We also need a phone call or a note to let them sign out. It is a big job but for the safety of students we have procedures and policies in place. - Thank you!
SIngle-point of Entry - The front door will be locked after the morning tardy bell. Mr. Watkins will supervise the entrance during school hours. Third party deliveries will not be accepted.
Homecoming Events and Celebrations
Spirit week is coming up!!! September 12th to Sept 17th
Dress up week is September 12th-16th
Monday- Adam Sandler
Tuesday- Outdoors day
Wednesday- Anything but a backpack
Thursday- Country vs. Country club
Friday- Spirit day
Class Clash events
Food bank collection 12-15th. Bring cans only. Collection will take place before school at the entrance to SHS
Dress up Days participation
Game at Pep assembly
Winner class gets a prize plus a chance to win other prizes!
Powderpuff game is September 14th @ 6:30pm, War Memorial Field. $5 entrance fee --this is a fundraiser-- Everyone Pays!
Homecoming Pep-assembly September 16th
Underclassmen royalty presented
Homecoming Game September 16th @ Memorial Field
Royalty will be announced at Half-time
Homecoming Dance is September 17th from 7:00pm-10:00pm @ SHS South Parking lot.
Tickets will be sold Sep 12th - Sep 16th during both lunches and after school.
Theme - "Night under the Stars"
$10 per ticket
No outside guests allowed
Tickets will also be sold at the Powderpuff game Wednesday Sep 14th
School Pictures 2022-23
New Activities Admission Prices
Memorial Field and Les Rogers Court Admission Prices for 2022-23
In counjuntion with the Inland Empire League new admission fees for regular season school events at Memorial Field and Les Rogers Court have been adopted. At this time we can accept cash or check at the gate.
Student with an ASB sticker - No Charge (cost of an ASB sticker is $40)
K-8th grade - $3
Students from visiting school with an ASB card $5
Adults and students without ASB card $6
Senior Citizens - Always free in Sandpoint
Century Club Cards, (immediate family pass). $125 no charge at gate just show card.
LPOSD Strategic Plan Development Survey
Lake Pend Oreille School District (LPOSD) is developing a new 5-year strategic plan that will focus future priorities in our district. Your input matters! Please complete the survey below to tell us your highest priorities for our school district as we move forward in the years ahead.
See Tell Now
Idaho Grant Funds for Educational Services
Frequently Asked Questions The Empowering Parents program provides eligible families with grant funds for use towards eligible education services and devices to help students recover from the learning loss caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible purchases include computers and technology, internet access, instructional materials, tutoring services, and educational services and therapies through approved vendors in the Empowering Parents online marketplace.
Warning for Parents and Students
SPD warning parents and kids to be on lookout for fentanyl pills resembling candy
SPOKANE, Wash. - The emergence of rainbow-colored fentanyl pills in several states has prompted the Spokane Police Department (SPD) to issue a warning to parents in the community. The colorful pills have appeared in Arizona, Oregon, California and Washington D.C., according to SPD.
Great Job Mr. Hawkins!
Those who teach learn
SANDPOINT - Although school let out for summer break, the learning did not stop for Sandpoint High School math teacher Dalton Hawkins. Hawkins spent his summer at Kochava in an externship program through the Idaho STEM Action Center. The program allows participants to gain hands-on experience working in a STEM job.
As we all get back to school it's important to remember that network security is something everyone needs to think about, at school, at home, and at the office. The easiest hack is to use a device that's already unlocked! You are responsible for what gets accessed using your login information. So how do you lock your device quickly when you have to leave it alone?
Windows: Press the Windows button (bottom left of your keyboard) and L
Mac: Control, Command, and Q
Chromebook: Search and L
Wait to see that the device has locked before leaving it.
Computer Science Teacher - SHS
Technology Integration Instructional Coach - LPOSD
Here's how you can help us! - C.A.R.E. Caring Adults Recognizing Excellence -
CARE Parent Form 2022-2023.doc
2022-2023 SHS C.A.R.E. Parent Help Form We have a super easy volunteer parent group, CARE, at Sandpoint High School that helps to strenghen our school, students and teachers through appreciation. There is nothing to sell! Please fill out the form if you'd like to be added to this list so that ...
Senior Photo Information - Deadline Nearing!
2022-2023 Senior Photo & Quote Information
2022-2023 Senior Photo & Quote Information Hi seniors and senior parents, I'm Lucca Grillo, this year's Monticola Editor in Chief. As we start off this year I would like to congratulate all of you for making it to your final year at SHS. To begin I would love to see all of our seniors featured...
2023 Senior Tribute Ads
Order Your SENIOR TRIBUTE ADS Today! The Monticola staff at Sandpoint is accepting orders for personal ads in the 2023 yearbook, so it's time to choose photos and start working on your message of congratulations, pride and love. SHARING YOUR PRIDE IS EASY: 1. Decide which size ad and which...
What can I purchase now?
ASB Sticker - $40 this allows student into unlimited regular home season games, supports student activities. Required for all students that participate in athletics and activities.
Monticola (yearbook) - $65 price will increase Oct 1 to $70 and Feb 1 to $75
Chromebook Protection - $20
Class of 2023 - Senior Sunrise
Photo courtesy - Dalton Hawkins
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; 11-12 A-F
H-O: Sara Gosling
P-Z: Tavi Brandenburg; 11-12 G
Post Secondary Transitions Counselor: Jeralyn Mire
College and Career Mentor: Angie Dail
Counseling Office Coordinator/Registrar: Amanda Skinner
Counseling Office Coordinator: Erricka Brownell
Freshman Core, Tuesday, Sept 20th - In the gym
During the Core Day, students will :
-Realize they are more alike than they are different and create common ground throughout the student body.
-Be challenged and be given opportunities to care about and support others.
-Make a personal commitment to live out what they learned.
Freshman Last names A-K will go to first period class for attendance and then will be dismissed with an All Call announcement. They will be in the gym for 1st and 2nd periods, then follow their regular schedule for the remainder of the day.
Freshman Last names L-Z will go to first lunch and then will stay in the commons area until invited into the gym for 3rd and 4th periods.
SHS Mentors will be participating in Core day avtivities too!
All Things Senior Night
All Things Senior Night will be on Wednesday September 28, 5:00-7:00 PM at SHS. This event is for Seniors and their parents (open to all seniors in the district). There will be break out sessions on college admissions, scholarships, entering the workforce and more! As well as, representatives from area schools and various military branches. Jostens will be present to answer your questions and turn in Cap and Gown forms.
Revised Counselor Assignments for 2022-23
Distinguished Young Women of Sandpoint
22-23 SHS Standard Bell Schedule.docx
Sandpoint High School Standard Bell Schedule 2022-2023 Class Period Minutes 7:15-8:00 Early Bird 45 minutes 8:05-9:34 1st Period Block 89 minutes 9:39-11:12 2nd Period Block 93 minutes announcements 11:12-1:16 1 Lunch: 11:12-11:47 Class: 11:...