Mariner Memo

December 2018

Big Changes Are Around The Corner!

The construction of the new building has been an amazing process for the Sehome community and we are excited to share it with you. In preparation for our move we have several events celebrating the original Sehome High School. On Tuesday, December 11th we will have tours of the old building from 6-8pm and on Friday December 14th, we will celebrate the last event in the Sehome gym with a double header basketball game.

January will be a busy month with teachers and students finishing the semester by day and crews moving boxes by night. All in preparation for the start of the second semester in the new building on January 30th. As we move from the old building to the new building we will take with us our core beliefs, history and memorabilia. We have a proud Sehome culture and we are excited to take that into our new space.

We are so grateful for our school community. We hope you and your family have a wonderful winter break full of rest and reflection.

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Sehome Competes in 3rd Year of Unified Bowling!

Unified sports pairs students with special-needs and those without in fun, competitive athletics. It’s truly a wonderful program. This was the 3rd year of bowling. Sehome students joined other students from our district in bowling each week. At its peak, nearly 40 (middle and high school) students took part in the team. Thanks go to Special Olympics and the fantastic coordination of Dominique Lantagne to make this all happen! Starting on September 10th, the team practiced each week at Park Bowl to fine-tune their skills. The bowling was tough and strikes resounded. There was an occasional gutter-ball, too. Each practice you could find cheering students, family, and mentors all rolling with the motto, “Bowl, Bowl, Strike!” On October 20th, the season culminated with a regional tournament where our bowlers competed against others from across Whatcom County. The event was a real joy and lots of medals were awarded. One of our pairs (Nathan Uhlhorn and Matthew Macfadyen) qualified for the state tournament, and they will competed on December 1st. No doubt, it was a great season! Thanks to everyone involved.

Did You See Romeo and Juliet?

Here are some of our favorite moments from this amazing show. Thank you to everyone who came to support drama!

Do you have memories to share of The Little Theater? Please visit and we can include those in our Farewell Event in January!


If your student is interested in taking the ASVAB test, Sehome will host on December 11th at noon with the interpretation scheduled for early January. The test is FREE and is open to students in grades 10-12. Students need to sign up with Mrs. Zender in the Career Center by December 10th; earlier if they are interested in test prep materials.

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College Bound Scholars

Students who registered for the College Bound Scholars Scholarship are encouraged to check in with Sabrina, our Futures NW rep this year. Sabrina can help students understand how to stay eligible for the scholarship and what it includes. She can also provide support with such things as college applications, how to find other scholarships, FAFSA and related information.
Sabrina is in the Career Center Tuesdays and Fridays 8:30am-12:30pm. Beginning in January Sabrina will have afternoon hours TBD.

Is Your Student Looking For A Job?

Students looking for a job post high school will receive expect information at this seminar presented by Bea Bowen from Goodwill Job Training Center. The event will take place on Monday, January 14th . Bea will share valuable information on how to get your application noticed and tips with getting in with certain employers in the area.


Our scholarship information is now even easier to find on the Sehome web page! Under Families click Scholarships. Scholarships are being added weekly and with the links included and the criteria listed it makes it user friendly for students. For additional help students are encouraged to see Mrs. Zender in the Career Center.

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