Marauder Family Connect

Keeping you in-the-know at Mariner High School

November/December 2021

Mariner High School Office Hours

The Mariner High School office will be closed from 12/20 - 1/2 for the Holiday break


The office will reopen 1/3/2021 - Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Principal's Message

Dear Mariner Families,


The holiday season is rapidly approaching! There are less than two weeks of school before we have an extended winter break. This time of the year can be exciting, but we also know that it can be a difficult time for many students. If you have any needs or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact a counselor, administrator, or teacher at Mariner. We will do what we can to help make this time of the year pleasant for our students and families. If you enjoy good music during the holiday season, our talented musical groups will be performing in the next few weeks. The Mariner Choir performs their “Winter Concert” on Wednesday, December 8th at 7pm in the Mariner Commons. The orchestra will have their “Winter Concert” on Monday, December 13th at 7:00pm at the Performing Arts Center at Kamiak. And the Mariner Band will be performing their “Holiday Spectacular” concert on Thursday, December 16th at 7:00pm in the Mariner Commons. Each of these performances are free to the public. Lastly, I want to remind you that you can view your student’s updated grades through Family Access in Qmlativ. Teachers are required to update grades in Qmlativ at least two times per month. If you have any questions about grades that your student cannot answer, please be sure to contact the teacher directly.


I hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!


Sincerely,

Nate DuChesne - Principal

School Safety

Over the last few weeks, we have had a few potential safety issues at Mariner High school; the prompt action by students and staff to report concerning messages and postings has helped administrators intervene immediately.


Incidents such as these are a good reminder that if you see or hear something unusual, report the information to an administrator immediately. Students, parents, and staff may contact the safe schools hotline by one of the following methods:



More information on School Safety in the Mukilteo School District can be found here.

Marauders of the Quarter 2021

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We are excited to honor our Marauder of the Quarter Students for 1st quarter: 9th graders, Seamus Donavan and Emely Guerrero; 10th graders, Marina Hall and Ariel Calderon; 11th graders, Victor Gonzalez-Merino and Emily Castillo; and 12th graders, Jayden Singh and Hailey Heinrich. Our Mariner staff nominated students who have improved drastically, have shown a great deal of resiliency, and/or have served the learning and well-being of Mariner and the classroom community. A team of Mariner administrators and teachers reviewed all nominations and selected two finalists per grade, and our Marauder of the Quarter Students were honored during our Marauder of the Quarter breakfast on November 12th, 2021. Congratulations to our finalists and all students who were nominated!

Holiday Spirit Week December 13th - December 17th, 2021

ASB/Leadership Updates:

Our Annual Giving Wishes event is going on right now. Our students, teachers, and clubs shopped for gifts for many of our Mariner families. Together we were able to collect gifts for 88 Mariner students and siblings! Other community organizations helped out as well, which we are so grateful for!


Winter Spirit Week begins December 13th!

Monday: PJ/Cozy Day

Tuesday: Hat Day

Wednesday: Crazy Hair Day

Thursday: Class Colors (Holiday Edition)

  • Frosh - red
  • Soph - purple
  • Juniors - brown
  • Seniors - green

Friday: White Out


There will be activities during lunch throughout the week!

MARINER ATHLETICS

TENNIS COACH OF THE YEAR!

Mariner High School tennis coach Jonathan Ochoa-Abarro has been named 4A WESCO Boys Tennis Coach of the Year by fellow WESCO league coaches for his excellent coaching and for being a positive leader to his student-athletes.


Jonathan has been the Mariner tennis coach for both the boys and girls teams for the last four years and both programs have been growing in numbers under his leadership. The boys' team had the best season this year! He also ran a youth tennis camp this past summer for Mukilteo School District students in grades 4-12. In addition to coaching tennis, he also teaches special education at both Mariner and Kamiak. Congratulations, Jonathan!

WINTER SPORTS

Mariner Boys Basketball is off to another hot start at 2-1 with Naser Motley leading the way in scoring. They take on Cedar Park on Thursday night 12/9 looking for another tune-up before we get into WESCO League play.


The Lady Marauders are undefeated at 2-0 and looking great under Coach Reggie Davis and the shot-making prowess of Danaysia Cain.


Boys Wrestling hosted the 47th Annual Holiday Tournament and are headed to Sedro-Wooley for a show-down with the best of the west.


Girls Wrestling will be at Everett this weekend and are hosting their only Home Meet of the Season on next Tuesday, December 14th.


The Boys Swim Team held their first meet of the year against Meadowdale and secured a convincing win 98-53.


Unified Basketball Tryouts started this week. The Co-Ed Marauder Squad begins its journey back to the State Tourney! See Coach Austin Richard for more details!


For updated scores, standings, highlights visit www.marinermarauderathletics.com

Free tutoring services for middle and high school students!

Students in grades 6 through 12 will have access to free online tutoring services beginning December 8 through a partnership with Revolution Prep. Academic tutoring will be accessible through the student portal on the district website in many key academic subjects (math, science, English Language and literature, foreign languages, history, etc.). Students also have the option for test preparation sessions for SAT and ACT.



The sessions are offered in one-hour blocks with up to 5 other students. They are available after school, evenings and weekends. Students may drop-in to a session, but reservations are recommended as some sessions may fill up

CLASS of 2022


Calling all Senior Class artists! Do you have artistic skills? Would you like to have your art as part of our Senior Class t-shirt? If so, you’re in luck! We are taking Senior class t-shirt design submissions. Please see the requirements for submission. Once all designs are received, we will have a Senior Class vote for the chosen design. Be creative and have Mariner Spirit that shows in your art!

Senior Farewell Assembly:

In preparation for a possible Senior Farewell Assembly, we’re asking that you submit photos of your childhood and events during your high school and Senior year! Please send photos to: marinerclassof2022@gmail.com

Career & College Readiness Center

Seniors:

Need $$$ for college? Fill out the FAFSA or WASFA online financial aid application.

You will use your 2020 taxes to complete the 2022-23 FAFSA or WASFA.


For helpful links, videos, and answers to FAQ’s, please refer to the financial aid link on our website. https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/4436


FAFSA (students with a social security #)

1. Start by creating an FSA ID. https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch

2. Complete the student section of the FAFSA. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

3. Parents create an FSA ID, upload their 2020 tax info with the “Data Retrieval Tool”, and complete the Parent section.


WASFA (students without a social security #)

1. Go to the WASFA website. https://wsac.wa.gov/wasfa

2. Answer a series of questions to determine if you should complete the WASFA.

3. Fill out the WASFA application.

Check out these links!

College Links: https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/15007

Military Links: https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/15014

Apprenticeships: https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/15032

Need…

transcripts? https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/25193/account

letter of rec? https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/4467

community service log? https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Page/15015


*If you need transcripts sent to universities from December 14th – January 9th, please request transcripts by


December 13th on www.parchment.com as transcripts will not be processed over Winter Break.

COUNSELING CORNER

Happy Holidays Mariner Families!


All students, check your 2nd semester schedule, if you need an elective class for 2nd semester, contact your counselor via Schoology or drop by before/after school or lunch time. Counselors will be visiting freshmen and sophomores classrooms to deliver a lesson plan about safe social media the week before break.

Mariner offers food pantry items to all Mariner families, contact your student’s school counselor or the main office if you are interested in tapping into this resource!

With winter break approaching here are some local resources if your family is struggling this winter/ holiday season. Please contact them directly to get more information regarding signing up for their service. You can also call 211 to seek additional resources.


Christmas House

(425) 338-2273

• Holiday Assistance- Free Toys – Provides free holiday gifts for low-income Snohomish County parents to select free holiday gifts for their children from infant – 18 years old.

www.christmas-house.org/shop


Everett Gospel Mission

(425) 252-1297

• Holiday Meals

www.egmission.org


Holiday Basket Bureau of Snohomish County

(425) 259-3191 EXT: 13017

• Basic Subsistence- Holiday Food/Gifts- Provides a clearing house for all Holiday Food Baskets and gifts distributed in Snohomish County for Thanksgiving and Christmas to insure that all people needing assistance receive such and that there is no duplication.

• Apply in person 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM, M-F.


DSHS-DCFS

(425) 339-4768

• Provides referrals to holiday programs.

• May be aware of Angel Tree offerings from the Salvation Army.


The Grove Church

(360) 659-2276

• Holiday Needs


Snohomish Community Food Bank

(360) 568-7993

• Food Assistance.

• Tuesdays 3:00 PM-6:00 PM and Fridays 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM.


Volunteers of America (425) 259-3191

• Holiday Needs

www.voaww.org


Toys for Tots (425) 309-0047

• Holiday Needs

https://www.toysfortots.org/


Holiday Treasure Chest Charity Foundation (206) 365-1590

• Children under 18.

• Used as a last resort if previously denied holiday help.

Parent Liaison

If your family needs food during this winter break, please come to the Main Office from 7 am-3 pm before December 17th, 2021. So families can get food bags before the winter break starts, and once we are in the winter break, families can use the resources listed below.



Happy Holidays

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News From the Library

It is an absolute pleasure welcoming our Marauders back into the library. September and October have been busy with distributing computers, orientations, book talks, and checkout. If your child has any items out from the last school year including library books, English novels, textbooks, and older computers, the library staff will happily check these items back in. If your child has items from one of our middle schools in the district, we will be happy to help get the materials back to their former middle school.


Thank you for your help.
Stephanie Wilson
Teacher-Librarian

Stay Connected!

Information and news about Mariner High School are available in a variety of formats. This year, you will receive a phone message and email from the district if we close or delay school. This helps ensure we reach everyone, including those without an email address on file, before students stand outside at a bus stop, and before parents leave for work. If you added a text message number in the Blackboard portal https://mukilteoschooldistrict.bbcportal.com/ you would also receive a text message. As usual, school delays or closures will be posted on the district website and posted through FlashAlert, which also feeds into mainstream local news feeds.


Check out the following sites and join us on social media to stay connected:


Mukilteo School District App - Available in for Android phones and the Apple store very soon!

Mariner HS website: https://www.mukilteoschools.org/Domain/530

Blackboard Connect: https://mukilteoschooldistrict.bbcportal.com/

Mariner Twitter: @MHSEverett

Mariner Instagram: MarinerMarauders and MarinerCity

Mariner Facebook: Mariner Marauders

Mariner Compass (student newspaper): marinercompass.org

Mukilteo School District e-newsletter: sign up here e-newsletter