MARINER MEMO

11/08 - 11/12/2021

PRINCIPAL'S NOTE

Dear Sehome Community,

I hope that all of our students had a lovely Friday exploring, adventuring, and doing things that brought them joy. Our staff engaged in professional learning and had the afternoon to do individual planning time. Thursday was the end of the first quarter, so there are lots of things to finish up this time of year.


The month of November is Native American Heritage Month. Monday, we started the day with the following land acknowledgment.


We, Sehome High School as part of Bellingham Public Schools, acknowledge we are residing on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Lummi People. The Lummi People are the original inhabitants of Washington's northernmost coast and southern British Columbia. They lived in villages throughout this territory and continue to have an ongoing relationship with these areas. Since Time Immemorial they have celebrated life on their land, waterways, and on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of their People to perpetuate their way of life. Please join us in taking a moment of silence as we honor their ancestors and as we acknowledge the past, present, and future Lummi People as the original inhabitants of this land.


We have other events planned throughout the month to celebrate the Native American people, history, and culture.



This week, we celebrate Veteran's Day on Thursday. Our student leadership class is planning several different events to celebrate. One of them is a slideshow with veterans from the Sehome community. To submit information about a veteran that is special to you and your family, please complete this form. We do not have school on Thursday this week in honor of Veterans day. We do, however, have school again on Friday. We are thankful for the service of our veterans and honor you on this day.


I hope each of you have an incredible week. I am thankful for each one of you.


Sonia Cole
Principal

IN THIS EPISODE

1 – NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

2 – NO SCHOOL VETERAN’S DAY, NOVEMBER 11TH

3 – GIRL’S CROSS COUNTRY

4 – BOY’S CROSS COUNTRY

5 – GIRL’S SWIM TEAM

6 - GIRL'S SOCCER

7 – LAST WEEK’S ORCHESTRA CONCERT VIDEO

8 – DRAMA PRESENTS SHAKESPEAR’S MACBETH

9 – LASAGNALOV.ORG – WHO NEEDS A HOT MEAL?

10 – AFTER-SCHOOL DINNER PROGRAM

11 – COLLEGE FAIR INFORMATION

12 – VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION

13 – SEHOME LEARNING CENTER INFORMATION

14 – ROBOTICS

15 – YEARBOOK

16 – SCHOOL NURSE INFORMATION

17 – COVID-19 UPDATES

18 – ORDERING SCHOOL PICTURES

19 – SEHOME POINTS OF CONTACT

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3 -GIRL'S CROSS COUNTRY

Girl's Cross country

GIRL'S CROSS COUNTRY WIN THEIR 11TH STATE TITLE

Girls Cross Country won their 11th State title this weekend beating out Anacortes by 1 point. Kaia Szymczak and Julie Gill podiumed finishing 7th and 11th. Other contributors to the state championship were Evelyn Buetow - 18th, Hanna Brown, - 25th, Cella Leita - 30th, Liv Hernandez 35th, and Gabby Waltz - 39th.

4 -BOY'S CROSS COUNTRY

Boy's Cross Country

BOY'S CROSS COUNTRY FINISH 3RD AT STATE

Boys Cross Country finished third at State this weekend, making this the 16th straight year they have trophied at State. Kiefer Law made the podium placing 9th.

5 - GIRL'S SWIM TEAM

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Girl's Swim
Girl's Swim

Sehome Girl's Swim Team

Swim team rolls on with a big win at the district championships on Saturday in Anacortes.

Florence Lo was honored with swimmer of the meet, winning her two individual events and breaking a district and team record in the 100 fly. Martina Klecka won diving and also set a new district record. Sehome won the 200 Medley Relay, Luna Lee, Florence Lo, Ana Zurcher and Mia Case, posting the best time in the state so far this season.

The following swimmers and divers will compete at state:

Mia Case

Jordis Darroch

Madison Ferrari

Addison Getz

Linda Guo

Ansley Hardy

Martina Klecka

Luna Lee

Florence Lo

Jaeli Tilley

Laura Webb

Ana ZurcherSehome girls swimmers and divers finished the regular season with a 9 – 0 dual meet record and won the Northwest Conference title.

On Friday 10/29 the team won the Northwest Conference B championship meet, and will be heading into district and state ready for some fast swimming and fun times. Go Mariner swimmers.

The Mariners have already qualified the following athletes for the state meet: Florence Lo, Martina Klecka, Madison Ferrari, Luna Lee, Ana Zurcher, Jordis Darroch, Mia Case, Linda Guo. But we will probably qualify more swimmers and divers at District this weekend.

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6 - GIRL'S SOCCER

Congratulations, Girl's Soccer for finishing 3rd in District beating Bellingham and qualifying for State. They will travel to Vancouver Washington to play Hokinson Tuesday or Wednesday of this week.
Macbeth Play

8 - SHAKESPEARE'S MACBETH

NOVEMBER 11-13, 18-20

The world as we know it has ended in this fantasy version of the Shakespeare classic. A trio of otherworldly spirits prophesize that Macbeth, the beloved war general, will someday be king. Consumed by ambition and coerced by the Lady Macbeth, Macbeth kills the king in the night to take the kingdom. Civil war erupts in the land as Macbeth is haunted by ghosts, guilt, and challenges to the throne. Featuring original music, fight choreography, and student-created sets/costumes, this is a show not to be missed!

Tickets on sale at www.sehomedrama.com

Lasangalove.org

9 - LASAGNALOVE.ORG - WHO NEEDS A HOT MEAL?

Message from one of our Sehome parents -

WHO NEEDS A HOT MEAL?

I just signed up to be a volunteer chef for a nationwide organization called Lasagna Love. AND, I learned after having no matches in week 1 that they do not have many meal requests from Bellingham. So this is a reach out – if you know ANYONE in Bellingham or nearby who is having a hard time with food, time, or money, and would benefit from a free family size lasagna, please send them to this organization to learn more and to request (top right menu) a lasagna for themselves or for someone they know. Then I can start cooking and taking care of my community. And of course, if you would like to volunteer to cook like I did, you can do that below too.

https://www.lasagnalove.org/

After School Meal Program

10 -AFTER SCHOOL DINNER PROGRAM

After-school dinner program free for all children 18 and under

Bellingham Public Schools serves hot dinner at no cost to all children 18 and under. These meals are offered from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday through June 16, 2022. 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. 4, Nov. 24, Dec. 9, Feb. 10, March 10 and April 28.



Programa gratuito de cenas después de la escuela para todos los niños de 18 años o menos

Las Escuelas Públicas de Bellingham sirven cenas calientes sin costo alguno a todos los niños de 18 años o menos. Las cenas se ofrecen de las 5 a las 6 de la tarde de lunes a jueves hasta el 16 de junio de 2022. La cena se sirve en la cafetería de la Escuela Secundaria Shuksan, ubicada en el 2717 de Alderwood Avenue (en la esquina de Northwest y Alderwood). No importa a qué escuela asista en el distrito.


A los adultos acompañantes se les cobrará $4.75 dólares por comida - sólo en efectivo o con cheque. Todas las comidas deben ser consumidas en la cafetería de Shuksan.


El menú diario de la cena se encuentra por día en la página de internet de los menús escolares después del listado del lonche o almuerzo.

Por favor, tenga en cuenta: La cena no se servirá en los días festivos de la escuela o en los siguientes días de salida temprana de la escuela: 4 de noviembre, 24 de noviembre, 9 de diciembre, 10 de febrero, 10 de marzo y 28 de abril.

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11 - COLLEGE FAIR INFORMATION

11/10 11:00am Washington State University

11/10 4-7pm Christian College Fair

Register Here

11/14 10am-3pm NACAC College Fair https://virtualcollegefairs.org/conventions

11/16 9am- 11:00am Bellingham Technical College Tour Day- Event has been cancelled

11/16 10:30am Whatcom Community College Info session

11/18 4-7pm Christian College Fair

Register Here

12/6 10:30am Bellingham Technical College Info session

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12 -VOTER REGISTRATION

Sehome’s AP Government new voter registration drive in conjunction with the League of Women Voters registered over 150 New Voters!

With a new WA state law, students aged 16-up can pre-register to vote. If your student missed registration, have them stop by room 268, Ms Eubank’s, to register!

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13 -TUTURING/LEARNING CENTER

The tutoring center offers help with most subjects taught at SHS…Contact the Learning Center and we will try to find you the help you need.

About the tutors:

They work with students 1:1 or in small groups in their content areas of expertise

· Answer questions on course content

· Aid in comprehension of course material, review, and test preparation

· Patient, dependable, and responsible when working with students

· Friendly, flexible, and sensitive to demands of high school students

Schedule a tutoring appointment
https://sehome.bellinghamschools.org/schedule-tutoring-appointment/

Visit the learning center website
https://sehome.bellinghamschools.org/students/learning-center/

Questions?
theresa.wines@bellinghamschools.org

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Yearbook Graphic

14 -GRADS ADS FOR YEARBOOK

Time to order your grad ads! This year all seniors get a quarter page in the yearbook for FREE. Grad ads are due Friday December 10th. Information about grad ads and how to place your order are included in the link https://bellinghampublic.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Ei4VwD6MNIIdvw . We do not accept upgrades. A quarter page is the only size we can accommodate. Please contact the Sehome yearbook staff with any questions at SHS.Yearbook@bellinghamschools.org.
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16 -REMINDER FROM SCHOOL NURSE

Reminder: As we enter cold and flu season, please continue to monitor your student(s) for symptoms of COVID-19 (sore throat, cough, fever, congestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, body aches, runny nose, recent loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, and fatigue). If your child has 1 or more symptom of any duration, they cannot come to school for 10 days OR they can return after getting a PCR COVID-19 test with a negative result. You can find information on the school district website: https://bellinghamschools.org/covid-19-information/. Testing is available through Whatcom County Health Department (360-778-6075) OR through the Bellingham airport site at testdirectly.com/whatcom.

MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

When a student requires medication at school, either prescription or over the counter (OTC), parents/guardians must return a completed medication authorization form with directions from a licensed health care provider (LHCP) to Sehome. One exception is that certain OTC medications that are self-administered do not require LHCP instructions, but they do require a parent/guardian to complete the medication authorization form. There is no situation that a student taking medications at school does not need a medication authorization on file.


The privilege of students self-caring their medications, whether prescription or OTC, requires students to take their medication as instructed on the authorization and being aware that they may not share their medications with anyone. Medications brought to school must be in the original prescription container or manufacturers labelled OTC container. Medication authorizations expire at the end of the current school year, or sooner as per LHCP instructions.


Link to Medication Authorization Form can be found here

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18 -ORDERING SCHOOL PICTURES

Directions from Solis Images Photography for ordering school pictures:

1.) Via Solis Images Website

  • Visit solisimages.com
  • Click on, "Order Photos," in the right-hand corner
  • Select SEHOME HIGH SCHOOL
  • Input an access code (student ID number - see instructions below to get student ID number from Skylert) & your email address

OR

  • Visit this link (https://vando.imagequix.com/g1000873925#login) to go directly to Sehome High School on our website
  • Input an access code (student ID number from card or see instructions below to get ID number from Skylert) & your email address

2.) Via Your Student's Specific Card They Received on Picture Day

  • Scan the QR code or input the specific direct link at the bottom of the card
  • Input an email address

Please feel free to redirect any ordering questions to our website, solisimages.com, and to our support email at support@solisimages.com


ACCESSING STUDENT ID NUMBER:

- Sign into your Skylert account.

- Click on Student Info on the left-hand side

- Look for "Other ID" and that is the student ID number you enter for picture. If you have more than one student at SHS, you will need each student's ID number for their picture.

19 -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

Jeff Smith, Counselor E-K: jeffrey.smith@bellinghamschools.org

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

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