MARINER MEMO

9/16/22-9/22/22

PRINCIPAL'S LETTER

Dear Sehome Community,

It was fun to see so many of you at the Open House on Wednesday. We would love for all families to complete the Family Survey, even if you did not attend the Open House. We are collecting feedback on the topics parents are most interested in. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. For those who were unable to attend, we would love to know what are the barriers to your ability to attend so that we can continue to examine ways to make it accessible for anyone who wants to attend.


Our PTSA is a huge supporter of our students and staff. Last year, the PTSA funded field trips, senior celebrations, t-shirt tie-dying event, purchased Sehome gear for new students or students who needed it, and several teacher mini-grants. They also volunteered so many hours helping to make picture day, computer check out, chaperoned and decorated for dances, and so many other things. Every time we have need, they work to fill it. Please consider joining the PTSA and supporting our students and staff in this way! To join, please click here! Your membership helps make all of this happen.


Next week Wednesday, we will have the Club Fair during lunch. In order for all students to participate together, we will have one extended lunch. The schedule is below. Thursday, we have an early release and no school on Friday. The schedule for our early releases is below.


The week of September 26 is Homecoming Week! The Homecoming Dance will be held at Sehome High School Commons on October 1st from 8 - 10 PM. All Sehome students are welcome to attend. More information about spirit week and our homecoming celebrations will be coming out soon. It is an exciting time and we can't wait to celebrate together.


Thanks to Project Free Education, yearbooks are free to all students! We want to order enough yearbooks for students who want them, and not over-order for students who do not want them. We want to be intentional and not wasteful with this wonderful opportunity.


Please have your student opt in via their student email if your family wants a free yearbook. If students do not opt in for a yearbook, they will only receive a yearbook if there are extras, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Each Sehome student received an email with a link to the order form. Please note: This form is only accessible via the student's Bellingham Public Schools account and students sign in to ensure legitimate responses.


This form will close at 4 p.m. on October 14. Yearbooks will be delivered in early June. More information about yearbook distribution will be shared closer to the end of the school year.


Thank you for your attention to this deadline. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the yearbook advisor, Lauren Tucker at Lauren.Tucker@bellinghamschools.org


I hope you have an incredible weekend. Please reach out with any questions, comments, or feedback. Let's make it a great week!


Sonia Cole

Principal

IN THIS EPISODE:

1 – ALTERED BELL SCHEDULES

2 – PTSA STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH SIGN UP

3 – WRAP UP OF LAST WEEK EVENTS

4 – YEARBOOK ORDERS

5 – CLIMATE ACTION OPPORTUNITY

6 – SENIOR PICTURES

7 – CAREER CENTER

8 – GENERAL INFORMATION

1 - ALTERED BELL SCHEDULES THIS WEEK

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2 - PTSA SIGN UP FOR STAFF LUNCH

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3 - WRAP UP FROM LAST WEEK

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INCLUSION

It isn’t an abstract idea, something to dismiss, or an unattainable goal. It is recognizing and believing that every person that walks this earth is just that. A person. Full stop. When you start from this framework you will look at the world radically different. We are all just people with wants, needs, hopes. We are all people who have difficulties and triumphs. We are all people who have abilities. We are all people who do things a little differently than everyone else. Inclusion is breaking down the barriers that prevent us from moving in and out of each other’s worlds. It’s inviting you into my space. It’s you inviting me into yours. It’s about finding the ways for everyone to access the project. It’s not about forcing everyone to be your cup of tea. It’s recognizing that your cup of tea is just as good and as worthy as mine.

I wanted to have a collaborative piece of art in our classroom. Initially, this was just going to be something that our little room did, but as we began working on it, I realized that wasn’t all that I wanted. I wanted to open our door. I wanted to invite others in. I wanted many people to work together. It wasn’t this massive, epic, event. It was small and simple. A few people trickled in and out throughout the day. But it was a start. The beginning of my time as a teacher. The beginning of something that I want to permeate my practice.

Inclusion.

We all belong. We are all just people and we all have something to offer. We can bring what we have, we do what we can and we work together to create something beautiful.

- Kristin Dungan

SEHOME FOOTBALL TAKES VICTORY 49-6 VS. BLAINE

Great crowd, awesome cheerleading, great game!
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SWIM RESULTS

Sehome started off their dual meet season with a combined meet against Ferndale, Blaine and Meridian

Sehome won all three duals. Final scores:

Sehome 102.00 Ferndale 55.00

Sehome 113.00 Blaine 39.00

Sehome 123.00 vs Meridian 6.00

Priyanka Costanza was designated swimmer of the meet with two individual wins and taking part in two relay wins.

4 - YEARBOOK ORDERING

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ORDERING PICTURES

Picture Day was Friday, September 9. Pictures can be ordered at LIFETOUCH use Picture Day ID EVT7Q4XRP to locate Sehome's picture group. Reach out to LIFETOUCH with any questions.


Picture retakes are scheduled for October 19th.

5 - CLIMATE ACTION OPPORTUNITY

Climate Action Project Opportunity

RE Sources & North Cascades Institute are working together to offer the Youth for Environment and People (YEP!) program in Skagit and Whatcom counties. High school students from all four Bellingham high schools are invited to join the program and will meet after school at Options High School on Mondays to plan a climate action project in their community. Students will receive a $150 stipend at the end of the program for their participation.

Applications are due by Sept 19th. Students can find more information and the link to apply online on our website.

6 - SENIOR PICTURES

SENIOR PICTURES

Sehome High School Senior Photos and Quotes Form - Class of 2023


Due October 31st!


Senior Photo Guidelines: click link below instructions to upload photo and quote


We want your senior photo to reflect your personality. That said, we do have a few policies in place to ensure the unity of the class section.


- a head-and-shoulders portrait where your face takes up about 1/3 of the width of the photo.

- taken straight-on, not at an angle; your face should be recognizable and visible, not hidden by makeup or accessories.

- a reasonably current image (no baby pictures)

- school-appropriate

- prop-free (this includes food, pets, musical instruments, friends, etc.)


We will request a replacement photo if yours does not meet these guidelines, OR we will use your ASB card photo instead


Senior Quote Guidelines:


We will not publish the following:

• Anything that is not commonly understandable/ is a hidden reference (acronyms, inside jokes, abbreviations)

• Shout outs about students or teachers

• Profanities, obscene, inappropriate, or offensive language

• References to inappropriate medium

• Anything inappropriate for school


Important!

• 150 CHARACTER COUNT

• Ensure your quote is someone important to you: an author, movie, television, books, etc.

• We reserve the right to omit any quotes that do not fit our guidelines without notice. The spot under your picture will be left blank.

• Students are given ONE opportunity to submit a quote! NO RESUBMISSIONS!


CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT SENIOR PHOTO AND QUOTE


If you have any questions, please contact the Sehome Yearbook Staff at sehomeyearbook@gmail.org.

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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

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