STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
FAMILY UPDATE FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2022
SHS VISION STATEMENT
Stanwood Spartans are united in cultivating character, modeling respect, teaching leadership and connecting to community.
HOMECOMING MONARCH 2022
The Homecoming Monarch for 2022:
Freshmen - Poppy Hanson, Jackson Finnegan
Sophomores - Grace Pacheco, Finnley Sparwasser
Juniors - Chloe Corbett, Matthew Mendez
Seniors - Grace Walker, Luke Wickstrom, Vince Christmas, Josh Evans
STUDENT BODY AT FOOTBALL GAME
HOMECOMING FIREWORKS' SHOW
SEPTEMBER 30TH - YEARBOOK $50 DEADLINE
SEPTEMBER 30TH - ADVISORY
OCTOBER 7TH - SENIOR PHOTOS DUE
OATH OF OFFICE FOR HUNTER SPARROW
REMINDER: PSAT TESTING SPOTS - BUY NOW
The PSAT is recommended for students who want to "practice" before taking the SAT test. The test is designed for juniors. We will give the test on Saturday, October 15th. The cost is $40. Students can pay for the test in the main office. We only have 40 spots this year.
**Any junior who wants to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship program needs to take this test.
SWIM MEET PHOTO
JV CHEER SQUAD
NEW: ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT UPDATE
Grade Checks for fall athletes are on Thursday, October 6th. Every student-athlete is required to maintain passing grades with at least a 2.0 average in their current classes to be eligible to compete. Student-athletes on academic probation can join us for optional Study Hall on late-start Wednesday mornings in the Library (7:30-8:45).
Home Events This Week:
Mon. Sep. 26 - Boys V Tennis (3:30), Girls C Soccer (5pm)
Tue. Sep. 27 - Boys JV Tennis (3:30)
Wed. Sep. 28 - Boys JV Tennis (3:30), C Football (4pm), Volleyball (5/7)
Thu. Sep. 29 - Girls Swim (3pm), Boys JV Tennis (3:30), Soccer (5/7)
Oct 3 - 7 - Spartans go PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness month
Thu. Oct. 13 - Panel Discussion on Collegiate Sports @ CTE College & Career Ready Night
Thu. Oct. 22 - Stanwood Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
Tue. Nov. 1 - Online signups open for winter sports
Mon. Nov. 14 - Winter Sports begin (Basketball, Cheer, Boys Swim, Wrestling)
Thu. June 1 - Senior Athletic Awards Night
NEW: FAMILY NOTICE
Many of you may have seen news stories lately about the large amount of fentanyl or fentanyl-laced products coming into the United States, some disguised as candy-colored pills. We urge you to talk with your student about the dangers of accepting items that could contain fentanyl, such as items that look like colorful candies or counterfeit over the counter medication. We have included a link to the Seattle and King County website to learn more about the dangers of this substance. Seattle and King County Public Health website.
REMINDER: CELL PHONE USE ON CAMPUS
Teachers will ask students to keep their cell phones put away during class. Exceptions to that will be an educational activity where students can use their cell phones or maybe work time where students can listen to music.
Cell phones that are taken away will be locked up in the main office. Students can get their phones back at the end of the school day.
REMINDER: STATE EARTHQUAKE DRILL
REMINDER: VOLUNTEERING AT SHS
CALLING ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS!
Who wants to go back to high school for a couple days a year? We are gauging the interest for a parent volunteer group (no name yet) to be formed at the high school to support our students with positive engagement. This group would be like the Watchdogs groups that are formed at many of our elementary schools but is not exclusively for dads. We want everyone involved who wants to support our students and the hard-working staff at the high school. Our youth depend on us to lead by example! If you are interested, please e-mail your interest to join us for a short kick off meeting (time and date TBD) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 3rd.
REMINDER: YEARBOOK INFORMATION
So that we can make our yearbook ordering more accurate, yearbook sales will end Monday, January 28th, 2023. YEARBOOKS WILL NOT BE SOLD AFTER THAT DATE. Please keep your receipt to ensure that you can pick up your book at the end of the school year. The cost for all students is $50.00 through September 30th, 2022. October 1st-January 31st, 2023 the cost will be $70.00 each.
Senior photos will be due Friday, October 7th, 2022. Please schedule your photo shoot with a photographer if you have not done so already. Photographers and studios are very busy in the Fall. Guidelines for photo submission are on the high school website.
Grad ads for seniors will be due Friday, October 21st, 2022. Instructions for the grad ads and submission guidelines will be available in early in September on the high school website.
UPDATED LIBRARY INFORMATION
Library Information: Check out our Banned Books Week display in the SHS Library. Chromebooks can be picked up in the main office. Check out the September Library Newsletter. The Library Website provides a lot of information regarding research and online resources, as well as textbook information. The library hours are 7:10 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click here to visit the Destiny Catalog.
September 23, 2022
What a busy week we have had! Homecoming celebrations included assemblies, dress-up days, a parade, dance and, of course, a football game! It was wonderful to see these activities return after a long and challenging hiatus due to COVID.
Setting aside the restructures of COVID, we are now able to focus more intently on our plan for students, staff and families in our district. As you may be aware, we have developed a five-year District Strategic Plan. Our plan contains four charges (seen below).
This fall, we are deeply embedded in charges one through three. All schools are developing improvement plans that will set a plan for the goals we set for students, and the strategies employed by staff. We are laser-focused on leveraging our partnerships between our schools and community to ensure student success!
Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15 through October 15 each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the achievements, histories, traditions, and cultural diversity of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Americans whose heritage is rooted in 20 Latin American countries and territories. Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month HERE.
Employee Recognition Program
Please let us know about the extraordinary work our staff is doing! Nominations are now open for the 2022-23 Employee Recognition Program. Use the link below to nominate an SCSD staff member for Classified or Certificated Employee of the Month. Heritage Bank is a proud sponsor of the employee recognition program in partnership with Stanwood and Camano-Island area businesses. The nomination form is HERE.
Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.
NEW: BELL SCHEDULES FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26TH
Monday - Regular Schedule
Tuesday - Regular Schedule
Wednesday - Late Start Wednesday
Thursday - Regular Schedule
Friday - Advisory Schedule
REMINDER: COUNSELOR/ADMINISTRATOR BREAKDOWN
Do you have questions and are not sure who to contact? Here is the breakdown by counselor and administrator based on student last name.
Paige Watson A – Em
Maren Holzinger En - K
Tricia Tayon L - Rh
Emily Elde Ri - Z
Carolyn Coombs A – K
Tom Wilfong L - Z
Zach Ward - Attendance
September 30th - Advisory
October 1st - SAT Test
October 4th - School Board Meeting 1 p.m.
October 10th - Financial Aid Night (time tbd)
October 13th - College and Career Readiness Night (time tbd)
October 15th - PSAT Test
October 18th - Retake School Picture Day 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
October 18th - Senior Class Meeting with Jostens during 5th period
October 18th - Senior Class Group Photo during 6th period
October 18th - School Board Meeting 6 p.m.
October 20th - State Earthquake Drill
October 21st - No School/Teacher Curriculum Day
October 22nd - Hall of Fame Athletic Banquet
October 29th - AWSL Student Leadership Conference
November 1st - School Board Meeting 1 p.m.
November 2nd - 4th Fall Conferences 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
November 2nd - Evening Conferences
November 4th - First Quarter Ends
November 8th - ASB Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
November 11th - No School, Veterans Day
November 15th - School Board Mtg. - 6 p.m.
DISTRICT NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
The Stanwood-Camano School District does not discriminate in employment, programs, or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX/Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Maurene Stanton (email@example.com), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (firstname.lastname@example.org) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.
El Distrito Escolar de Stanwood-Camano School District no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados. El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación: Título IX / Oficial de Acción Afirmativa y Coordinador de Cumplimiento de Derechos Civiles, Maurene Stanton (email@example.com), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (firstname.lastname@example.org), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629-1200.