Sandpoint High School


Message from the Principal-

Hello Community,

I am constantly reminded how great Sandpoint High School and our community are. With a ton of support from our staff and local community we sure make our small town school exceed expectations.

We should celebrate our students who reached commended or level or higher on the National Merit Scholarship Program. We had two students earn Commended Recognition and one student is currently a Semi-Finalist and still in the process of possibly becoming a finalist. This program is based on SAT scores as well as some other school information.

We should also recognize we recently received the award of “College Success - Gold” from This recognizes we have met the appropriate conditions for helping students become college ready when they leave SHS several years in a row. We were one of only a handful of schools in Idaho to receive this award.

Did you know both of our soccer programs have wrapped up the number one seed for the upcoming district tournament and hope to make it to the state tournament?

Our football program is currently ranked as the number one 4A program in the state according to Max Preps.

SHS earned second place in the annual Idaho Lottery Scratch for Schools event and earned $395 while doing it.

We recently had a staff member earn the Indicator 14 Post-School Outcomes Grant award for the amount of $525!

We also had a successful Homecoming Week complete with the dance being held outdoors. I heard from many students the dance was fun and being outside kept them from getting overheated.

All this and we are not yet done with the first quarter of school yet!

We could still use some help though! If you can volunteer to help us with activities such as keeping the clock, bookkeeping, and other small administrative tasks during games, let us know ASAP. We have been struggling getting enough help to keep our activities running.

Go Bulldogs!

David Miles II; Sandpoint High School Principal

Elk Students of the Month- September

Congratulations to Piper Frank and Colton Moore for being selected as Elk students of the month by the staff at Sandpoint High School - The student program is designed to recognize outstanding young men and women for achievements in school and community life-fine arts, hobbies, athletics, church, school, club and community service, industry and farming.

CARE Students of the Month - September

SHS Mentors Develop Leadership Skills

On October 1, the SHS Mentors, along with their teacher Erin Roos and school counselor Shannon Kerrigan, had the opportunity to go Camp Lutherhaven on Lake Coeur d'Alene for a fun-filled day of team-building to further develop their leadership skills and confidence through challenge/ropes course activities. This opportunity was provided by a generous grant from Panhandle Alliance for Education. These juniors and seniors take the SHS Mentors class as part of their high school coursework with a focus on leadership skills, personal development and mental wellness. They then lead monthly Connections groups and Sources of Strength campaigns for the rest of their fellow student body throughout the school year. These activities help to build our school community, supporting a climate of safety and connection for all students."

UPDATE - School Photo Retakes & Makeups by Amy Henderson

Retakes/makeups for all of LPOSD will happen at the photographers studio the first week of November.

When: Monday, Nov 1st through Friday, Nov 5th
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
No appointment necessary
Friday is a no school day.

Where: All-Star Photo
102 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200, Sandpoint, Idaho
Second floor of the Sandpoint Event Center

What to Expect:
Students and Parents are welcome to come to the studio during any of the open times for retakes/makeups Students check in at the door to find their pre-printed form. The pace will look just like picture day: waiting in line, sitting, smiling and done. Orders can be turned in at that time if you are ordering the standard yearbook picture with gray background and paying with cash or check. Proof ordering will be online the following week and will be available until Friday, November 12th. Pictures can be mailed direct to home for $6 shipping or picked up at the studio on Friday, November 19th.


Grace Marks recreated Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” out of pottery.
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Culinary Arts

Rowan Soltis 9th grade, Culinary Arts I

In Lab practicing: proper temperature, time management, avoiding cross contamination, restaurant quality product. A great breakfast! Fluffy yogurt pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit and milk.

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Physical Science

Freshmen Physical Science conducting their self-designed experiments last Friday.

CyberPatriots off to a good start!

This year's CyberPatriot Club Members. Ting is sponsoring this year's registration fees and food during the competition rounds. Thanks Ting!

Pictured: Austin VanCorbach, Alexander Liddiard, Ryan Graham, Antonio Briatta, Justice Parkinson, Ryan Doko, Ivan Steinbachs, Elliott Lowman, Riley Myers, Adam Yam. Not Pictured: Ben Jordan, Austin Whitmore, Kynan Murphy and Lance Hendricks

CAD Classroom Update!

The SHS CAD classroom got an entire makeover through district and school modernization funds and a PAFE (Panhandle Alliance for Education) grant that transformed the way students learn drafting. Students now have ample space around them which has been a positive since we are still trying to social distance in the classroom. There are still 24 computers, but now all students are facing the same direction and have a great view of the teaching area up at the front. Students no longer do any table drafting which required special tables and equipment and took up a great deal of classroom space.

The transformation took several weeks. Matt Diel, the facilities director, suggested "we are doing this update properly", by having the electrical connections and network connections placed inside the walls instead of having exposed conduit around the room. Repainting, moving the whiteboard and projection unit, adding carpet to the desk area were the biggest additions. Mr. Miles found some money for new computer work chairs that adjust for the varying heights of the students in class. The new special computer tables allow students ample room to work.

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Counseling Corner

Counseling Corner:

Counseling Department Mission: We will ensure and empower every student at Sandpoint High School to achieve academic success, strengthen personal and social growth, and develop achievable post-secondary plans.

Students are assigned to counselors by their last name:

A-G: Shannon Kerrigan

H-O: Sara Gosling

P-Z: Tavi Brandenburg

Post Secondary Transitions Counselor: Jeralyn Mire

College and Career Mentor: Angie Dail

Counseling Office Coordinator/Registrar: Amanda Skinner

Counseling Office Coordinator: Erricka Brownell

News from Student Council by Jacy Rattray

Powderpuff was on Monday of Homecoming week, which was a great way to start off the festivities! Students had a bunch of spirit for class clash! Coming in first was our Junior Class!

Royalty was announced at the game on Friday, October 1st. Our nominated members of HC royalty were Avery Brewer, Daniel Lehman, Erin Eddy, Gerrit Cox, Kate Mcgregor, Dillion Terry, Jaden Inman. In the end, Erin Eddy and Gerrit Cox won King and Queen.

The Homecoming dance was a great success!! Everyone loved having the dance outside.

Student Council is currently working on how our school should honor our Veterans this year.


Esports has officially started with a solid group of kids participating not just in the competitions that started September 27th but also in our workouts, yes you read that right, workouts. They are hitting the track and weight room two to three times a week for 30-45 minutes before going in and playing. In other cool news, Ting has generously supported the program and donated the registration cost for the entire year! This means that every player can compete for the school without worrying about how to pay the usual dues! Each player who raises more than $50 through any method gets their own custom jersey with their in-game name and player name on it. If you, your student, or someone you know might be interested in competing we meet in S-1 right after school on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Be ready with workout clothes, a water bottle, a post-workout snack, and your favorite controller! You can contact the adviser Mr. Hawkins at with any questions you might have.

On November 6th Esports along with some support from The Dungoneer's Guild, the tabletop Role Playing Game (TTRPG) club, is hosting Game Day on November 6th from 10 am to 5 pm! This is a fundraiser through that supports the nearest Children's Miracle Network, in our case that's Sacred Heart Children's Hospital! Game Day is for any game, video games, board games, TTRPG, card games, or whatever game you like. We will have tables and computers setup for use throughout the Commons, let us know you are coming and we will try to have your favorite game ready for you! Entry is a minimum $5 donation. Anyone is welcome to join or donate our team to try to reach our goal of $500 at this link, You can also contact the esports adviser, Mr. Hawkins, at for more information.

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Create a custom senior ad for your student. Celebrate their accomplishments while remembering their childhood.

The deadline to submit a senior tribute ad is October 15th, 2021.

Go to:

If Prompted Use School Code: 12573

-Select start your ad and follow instructions from there.

Full Page.......... $275

Half Page..........$185

Quarter Page..........$100

Eighth Page.........$65

Back to Basics 20-21 Yearbook

2021 was an epic year,

all of it captured in Monticola

"Back to the Basics"

Forgot to buy your 2021 yearbook?

Get yours NOW before they run out!

See the SHS bookkeep, Arlene, to purchase yours today.

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Parent Teacher Conferences!

Coming November 18th and 19th. Students will be dismissed at 1:40pm. Stay tuned for more details and times.

Distinguished Young Women of Sandpoint

If you are:

· A girl graduating in the Class of 2023

· Interested in earning scholarships for college

Then this program is for you!!

Distinguished Young Women of Sandpoint

is part of a national program which awards scholarships

for young women’s achievements. College scholarships are available to all participants AND it is free to participate (no application/registration fee)

You can:

· Make new friendships

· Learn Life Skills like interviewing & public speaking

· *Have fun putting on a showcase of your achievements

· Plus, help pay for your college education

~~Sign up today!!

$3,000 WILL BE AWARDED TO THE Distinguished Young Woman of Sandpoint!!!

Other scholarships available

Sign up deadline December 31, 2021 – Come join the fun!!

Registering provides additional details while making decisions.

Questions? Email us at and/or

*DYW Sandpoint will follow recommendations from State and National regarding a showcase with audience.

SHS Apparel Shop - Opening Soon!

Soon you will be able to purchase SHS swag right here at school. Look for some awesome, tees, hoodies and hats! Stay tuned-
Girls Basketball 2021-22 Promo