Sandpoint High School

June 2022

Message from the Principal-

Hello Community,

It is now the final stretch! It’s hard to believe this will be the last message of the year from Sandpoint High School. We are all busy wrapping things up for the year; making next year’s master schedule, hiring new staff, analyzing the latest data for the purpose of creating plans for next year, and of course trying to keep students engaged for the last couple of weeks. It is a huge process and undertaking but our staff is always up for the challenge.

As far as analyzing data, our state required testing results are in (ISAT) and we have improved once again. Our school has increased the percentage of students who passed both tests as well as scored higher than the state average on those tests as well. Our students and staff have done a great job this year.

We have enjoyed a ton of events to end our year. We celebrated our top academic students at Academic Achievement Night and Scholarship Night. We enjoyed some men’s volleyball at Ironman. We hoped students learned a powerful lesson at Mock DUI. We are now looking forward to Prom and Graduation. They are both right around the corner.

I would like to end by saying thank you for all the support I have received during my three years at SHS. I look forward to my next challenge at LPOHS.

As always, if you have any questions or input, please feel free to contact me and let me know what you think.

Go Bulldogs!

David Miles II; Sandpoint High School Principal

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Look Who Is Retiring ~ Congratulations!

Graduation 2022

Graduation June 10th ~ 6:30pm @ War Memorial Field

Rain or shine, gates open at 5:30 pm.

Graduation Practice - June 9th - 9am

Graduation practice will be held SHS inthe gym on Thursday, June 9th. Practice is mandatory for Seniors who are planning to walk in the ceremony on Friday. Students must be in good standing with grades, assignments and any monies owed to the bookkeeper, i.e. parking tickets, lost or damaged chromebooks. Please check with the bookkeeper in the near future so there are no surprises!

CARE Students of the Month - May

2021 - 2022 CARE Students of the the Month. Thank you CARE parents!

Staff of the Month -May- George Yarno

Yarno, he’s my favorite teacher ever! and he’s always looking out for us! He’s the most caring person I have ever met, plus he's super funny! HE SHOULD WIN BECAUSE HE'S AMAZING AND THE BEST!

he’s the nicest ever and is always there for me

Pushes me to be my best everyday

Best teacher in the game

Great teacher, wants what’s best for his students

He makes you work and will always make you believe in yourself.

Incredible motivator

BPA - Business Professionals of America Win Big- Congratulations!

Business Professionals of America students recently competed at the National level in Dallas, Texas. Our students earned nine different awards including two 1st place awards. To put that in perspective, the entire state of Idaho had five 1st place awards...two of them from SHS!

Ryan Graham - 1st Place Computer Security

Colton Moore - 1st Place Fundamental Desktop Publishing

Andrew VanCorbach - 1st Place Highest Score on the Microsoft Office Specialist Access Expert Certification exam

John Keegan - 3rd Place Promotional Photography

Chloe Mikat - 3rd Place Highest Score on the Microsoft Office Specialist PowerPoint Certification exam

Ben Jordan - Top 10 Java Programming and Top 10 Python Programming

Sophie Mikat - Top 10 Fundamental Desktop Publishing and Top 10 Advanced Word Processing

All Star Olympics!

All Star Olympics teamed up with Special Olympics Idaho this year to put on another great event that included a community fair. Student Council and additional peer models partnered with the All Star Olympians from SMS and SHS in a super inclusive and fun filled day with various outdoor activities. There was an incredible amount of support from the families and SHS school community. The event ended with a memorable pizza lunch and award ceremony where both All Star Olympians and peers got medals.

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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

PowerSchool is coming soon!

PowerSchool helps inform and engage parents through real-time student performance updates and convenient communication tools. Look for a change in the distribution of parent packets and student class schedules. Schoology, a part of PowerSchool, will remain a vital part of our system as well. The office will close on Friday, June 24th and reopen Monday August 15th.

SHS Track Team earns 15 Medals at the State Championship Meet

Sandpoint High School Track & Field recently wrapped up another successful season at the State Championships at Dona Larsen Park in Boise. The team had 15 athletes qualify for the State Meet, Rusty Lee (High Jump, 110m hurdles, 300 hurdles, Medley Relay), Luke McCorkle (300 hurdles, Medley Relay), Ben Ricks (1600, 800, Medley Relay), Keyan Strock (Medley Relay), Will Hurst (Discus, Shot Put), Slate Fragoso (Pole Vault), Megan Oulman (1600, 3200), Ara Clark (3200), Maren Davidson (800), Ivy Smith (Shot Put, Discus), Erika Edmundson (Pole Vault), Devin McDaniel (Pole Vault), Destiny Lyons (300 hurdles), Ava Mazzilli (Long Jump, Triple Jump), and Alex David (Shot Put).

At the State Meet, the team earned 15 State Medals (top 6 finish in an event). Leading the medal count was Rusty Lee, who placed 2nd in the 110 hurdles, 2nd in the 300 hurdles, 4th in the high jump, and 4th in the Medley Relay. He also broke his school records in both of the hurdle events at the meet, finishing the 110 hurdles in 14.18 and the 300 hurdles in 39.05. Other medalists include Will Hurst with a 2nd place finish in the Discus and a 6th place in the Shot Put, Megan Oulman at 6th in the 3200, Erika Edmundson and Devin McDaniel at 2nd and 5th in the Pole Vault, the Medley Relay team of Strock, McCorkle, Lee and Ricks in 4th, Ivy Smith with a 4th place finish in the Shot Put, Maren Davidson finishing 5th in the 800 while nearly breaking her sisters school record.

The State meet ended a successful season that saw 14 champions at the District I/II meet and 231 personal records over the course of the season.

Sandpoint dominated the All-District selections again this season.

Girls Singles: 1) Neva Reseska (District Champion), Sandpoint, 2) Maise Brazill (District Runner-up), Sandpoint, 3) Adrian Doty (3rd Place), Sandpoint

Boys Singles: 1) Lynn Sean Young, Moscow (District Champion), 2) Evan Wiley, Sandpoint (District Runner-up), Matthew Norton, Sandpoint (3rd Place)

Girls Doubles: 1) Olivia Petruso / Denali Terry, Sandpoint (District Champions), 2) Raebel / Carlson, Lakeland (District Runner-up)

Boys Doubles: 1) Tyler Korn / Cayden Kindred, Sandpoint (District Champions), 2) Hannah / Andres, Lakeland (District Runner-up)

Mixed Doubles: 1) Jaeckel / Unger, Moscow (District Champions, 2) Hersh / Wilding, Lakeland (District Runner-up)

District I-II 4A Player of the Year: Girls: NEVA RESESKA, Sandpoint. BOYS: LYNN SEAN YOUNG, Moscow

Coach of the Year: KENT ANDERSON, Sandpoint

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Save the Date - 22-23 Sports Registration Day!

Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

All 2022-2023 Fall, Winter and Spring student athletes should attend this event!

Bring your:

  • Insurance card (Low-cost school insurance info available if needed).

  • Physical (REQUIRED for 9th and 11th grade, and new/transfer students).

  • A parent/guardian for signatures.

  • Cash/check/credit card for your ASB sticker ($40).

Be prepared to get your picture taken for your Student ID card.

No student athlete is eligible to participate in any practice or try-out without having all paperwork on file in the front office.

Experiential Physics students

Experiential Physics students building spaghetti towers as part of “Mission Impastable”.

Emma Cheney (left) and Adrianna Fox (right).

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A/B Day Schedule Coming Back for the 2022-23 School Year!

What's for Lunch? ~ Click here

Due to the major renovation occuring at the Child Nutrition warehouse after school is out, all breakfast and lunch menus will be site specific "Cook's Choice" for June 1 - June 10.

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SHS Apparel Shop

We are stocked! Come by and pick up your Bulldog spirit wear today! Spring is here, we have short sleeve tees!