Sequim School District

News & Notes - June 2023

Everyone Belongs!

It all started with an awareness grant that was acquired this winter. High School Students along with Student Assistant Professional, Luke Kisena made a plan to create the "Everyone Belongs" mural to promote behavioral Health and wellbeing. Students designed the mural and during the holiday weekend worked to make it come to life. The purpose of this mural is to impact the built environment, encourage dialogue, build inclusivity, and normalize mental health. The mural is slated to be completed in June.
2023 Retiree Presentation for Board

Our Little Words

This January Helen Haller 5th grade teacher, Robin Forrest took her class on a word journey. Instead of having the class make New Year's resolutions, Mrs. Forrest helped her students find words that resonated with each of them and assembled a bulletin board "Our Little Words". Each student that picked out a word also gave a reason for the their word choice.

If you had to pick a word, what would that word be?

8th Grade Science!!

This Year at Sequim Middle School 8th grade science partnered with Career Technical Education (CTE) this year and First Semester started with Medical Detectives - following logical clues leading to medical diagnoses while learning about human anatomy, physiology, and disease.

Second Semester students are currently in our Science of Technology Unit - learning about how engineering design works together with scientific principles to solve real world problems. pictures below are from a brain dissection from first semester and an oil-spill cleanup engineering design problem from second semester.

Olympic Peninsula Academy Flagpole Dedication

On Thursday, May 18th Olympic Peninsula Academy had a flagpole dedication Celebration. Together with students, staff, and an impressive list of Sponsors, OPA had their first flag raising, assembled a time capsule, and unveiled the commemorative plaque.

A Special Thank you to all the flagpole sponsors:

  • Carlsborg VFW Post 6787
  • Clallam County, Michael Trebert Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
  • John Paul Jones Chapter, Washington Society, Sons of the American Revolution
  • Port Angeles American Legion Post 29
  • Sequim American Legion, Jack Grennan Post 62
  • Sequim Fleet Reserve Association, Dungeness Branch 174
  • Sequim Jamestown Excavating
  • Sequim VFW Post 4760

Meet the Principal Nights

Sequim School District families met principal teams, visited with staff, and were able to explore both elementary schools during Meet the Principal Nights. If you were not able to join in on all the fun, here are the PowerPoint presentations from both schools:

Kindergarten Registration and Screening Night

It was a night full of bubbling energy as the next wave of Sequim School District kindergarteners joined Greywolf! Families were welcomed by Principal Lopez and Assistant Principal Decker, students were registered and screened, and given tours of the building. If you need to register a Kindergartener you can start your registration by clicking HERE. Please also give the school office a call at, (360) 582-3300 to set up a meeting.

Upcoming District Dates:


June 13- SMS/SHS Choir Concert at 7pm in the Auditorium

June 15- All Band Concert at 6pm in the Auditorium

June 16- High School Graduation

June 19- Juneteenth- No School

June 20- School Board Meeting at 6pm in the SHS Library

June 21- 8th Grade Moving On Ceremony at 6pm in the SMS Gym

June 23- Last Day of School- Early Release

Big picture
Summer Reading Program Link:

Upcoming Events & Activities

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Sequim School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Victoria Balint,, Title IX Coordinators, Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: Sequim School District Office, 503 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382, 360-582-3260; and for Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Cheryl McAliley, 503 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382,360-582-3401,