MARINER MEMO

05/02/2022 - 05/06/2022

PRINCIPAL'S NOTE

Happy May Mariner Community!

We have so many events and activities up and running. It is such an incredible joy to see our students doing life again. They are connecting, laughing, and challenging themselves and each other. It is the way we were meant to do school. You will see many pictures and examples of this below.

During the school day, students are engaged in deep conversations, creating art, pottery, machining, and inventing. They are reading multiple perspectives and having conversations about those. They are pushing on the ideas presented to them and on each other. This week, cinnamon rolls were created in the culinary arts classroom. They created the Anchors Today video announcements. Students completed their state testing and prepared for AP testing. Our school community and incredible building push us to keep learning, keep improving, and keep pushing.

This week is Staff Appreciation Week. I would encourage you to send an email or drop a quick note off for the bus driver, custodian, office staff member, teacher, campus safety monitor, para educator, or food service worker who you or your child appreciates. Your kind words of encouragement go a long way.

I hope that each of you has a great week!


Sonia Cole

Principal


IN THIS MEMO

1 – WRAP UP OF LAST WEEK

2 – UPCOMING EVENTS

3 – CITY OF BELLINGHAM SUMMER ACTIVITIES

4 – MANGA MANIA – LIBRARY APRIL BOOKLIST

5 – STUDENT MARKET

6 – SAFETY TIP LINE

7 – TRAFFICE SAFETY THROUGH SHS

8 – CAREER CENTER

9 – LEARNING CENTER

10 – AFTER-SCHOOL DINNER PROGRAM

11 – PTSA INFORMATION

12 – EMERGENCY AND WEATHER PROCEDURES

13 – SCHOOL NURSE

14 – COVID-19 BSD UPDATES

15 – SEHOME POINTS OF CONTACT

1 - WRAP UP FROM LAST WEEK

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SUE C. BOYNTON POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

Congratulations to creative writing students Vincent Tsan, Katheryn Aspinall, and Rusty Bower for being among the winners of the Sue C Boynton Poetry contest (a county-wide contest).

If you’re interested in supporting them in this accomplishment, here is the information regarding the future celebration:

Allow us to extend our cordial invitation to this spring’s Awards Ceremony. It will be another virtual event, held Thursday evening, May 19, beginning at 7 pm. This event is free and open to the public, so be sure to help us spread the news. The celebration includes the presentation of the awards, as well as the recitation of all winning poems. If you’re interested in cheering on your winners, as well as enjoying the festivities in general, you will find the Zoom link on our blog: https://thepoetrydepartment.wordpress.com/

Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association (WCTSMA) STATE COMPETITION

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1st Row: Maggie & Ollie Hite, Frankie Capristo, Sami Valett, Kloe Rapa, Lex Clark, Erin Lin

2nd Row: Ava Silva, Kaelen Bryant, Roan McBeath, Presley Esquivel

3rd Row: Josh Larsen

Not pictured: Amy Oberlander

STATE RESULTS

Here are the rest of our successes!

12th for Small Schools

27th for all Schools

66th for Top Individual Scores: Sami Valett

19th in Exercise Physiology: Roan McBeath

44th in Anatomy and Physiology: Frankie Capristo

44th in First Aid: Lex Clark

59th in Medical Terminology: Josh Larsen

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WCTSMA NEW BOARD MEMBER, SAMI VALETT

For the first time, we now have a student board member for the WCTSMA (Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association) state association! Please congratulate Sami Valett (pictured with Maggie Hite)

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Anatomage (anatomy) team got 25th!

Team: Kaelen Bryant, Frankie Capristo, Roan McBeath, Josh Larsen, Sami Valett
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FBLA STATE RESULTS

FBLA had a wonderful time and I think this is the first time everybody placed in the top 10 and got on stage 😊

Sameer Bou-Reslan placed in the top 10 in Personal Finance and Business Communications

Garrett Wenzel placed in the top 10 in Agribusiness

Shahmeer Imran & Sri Bhola placed 3rd in International Business and are headed to nationals in Chicago

Parker Norman 4th in Computer Game Simulation (qualified for nationals) & 9th in Help Desk


- Jenny Styer

STATE SOLO/ENSEMBLE CONTEST

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DIRTY DAN MYSTERY PARADE

Last Saturday, April 23rd, the Sehome marching band participated in Fairhaven’s “Dirty Dan Mystery” parade. The band marched through town, ending up of the green, where we played a mini concert with drumline circle. We had many people in the audience, and it was a great way to break in our brand-new banner, courtesy of the Sehome Band Booster club!

Way to represent, Mariner Musicians!

2 - UPCOMING EVENTS

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TEACHER APPRECIATION SIGN UP

Sign up here to help celebrate our teachers & staff!

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BPSF PRESENTS THEIR 2ND ANNUAL JOY PROJECT

The Bellingham Public Schools Foundation is excited to bring the 2nd Annual Joy Project back to our schools the week of Monday, May 2nd - Friday, May 6th! For those who weren't here last year, each day has a different theme around the overall concept that small yet meaningful moments of joy can change the world. We encourage conversation and opportunities for action to help make our Bellingham Public Schools community kinder, stronger and more vibrant.

We'd greatly appreciate your help with communicating this project to school families both this week and next so that everyone is ready to take part in the 5 Days of Joy Challenge! The attached graphics and daily theme descriptions can be used for email communications and digital reader boards.

Here are ways your school can participate in the Joy Project:

• Read a description of each day’s theme on the daily announcements

• Post stories on your social media with #theJOYProjectBPS (anything happening in your schools related to the themes would be awesome to see! Last year we had fun stories and posts from many different schools)

• Have teachers send messages to SeeSaw (or communicate in another way) related to the themes (for example, a librarian could encourage checking out new books on the “Diversity is Beautiful” day, or a PE teacher could suggest an activity on “Get Active” day”)

• Anything else that your school wants to do to participate!

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WASHINGTON TRAILS ASSOCIATION - SEHOME ARBORETUM WORK PARTIES

Our Youth and Family specific work parties take place from 9:00am - 2:00pm and are targeted specifically to youth (10 - 18 years) and their families. Participants can earn up to 5 service learning hours and should expect to help WTA build a realignment for the South Ridge trail located in the Arboretum! The reason we are doing this project is to create a more sustainably designed section of trail to replace the existing section which is showing signs of erosion and degradation. This will be a unique opportunity for Sehome students to make a lasting impact in a local park and potentially engage with the park on a deeper level.

QUESTIONS REACH OUT TO jnishitani@wta.org

OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT | MAY 13 | SEHOME LOWER FIELD | 9 PM

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PROM 2022

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PROM 2022 THEME IS DISCO FEVER

The dress code is still formal wear. So, wear your formal attire and get ready for a groovy night.

3 - CITY OF BELLINGHAM SUMMER ACTIVITIES

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CITY OF BELLINGHAM SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Click CITY OF BELLINGHAM SUMMER ACTIVITES PLAYBOOK to find summer activities/camps for your family. Page 24 of the City of Bellingham playbook lists camps that are led by High School coaches and are an awesome opportunity for students and families to get to know the HS programs, coaches, and athletes. In addition to this, camps serve as fundraisers for our programs.


Here is a link to register for camps CAMP REGISTRATION


COB offers various scholarships under the Pass Program and Blue Skies for Children. Email parks@cob.org for further information.


Bellingham Schools Foundation also offers some scholarship opportunities for summer programming. Email foundation@bellinghamschools.org for further information.

MANGA MANIA!

Click here APRIL BOOK LIST to browse the most recent book list from our library.

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7 - TRAFFIC SAFETY THROUGH SHS

Do you have a 15-year-old or soon-to-be 15-year old that is interested in driving

and getting their license?


They can take Traffic Safety Education (TSE) through the school. Classes will start September 2022 and February 2023. The only requirements are that (1) your student is 15 before the first day of class and (2) to add TSE to course registration happening now.


Not in the class yet and still want to get a permit? Students as young as 15 can take the knowledge test. Successfully passing the knowledge test will allow them to obtain a permit.


To get a license, they will still need to complete TSE or wait until they are 18 years old.


The knowledge test is offered for free. To sign up, use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/stateknowledgetesting


If you have other questions, you can refer to the Department of Licensing for steps to obtaining a driver’s license. https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/steps.html

LATEST HOT JOBS

The latest Hot Jobs has been posted. We are receiving listings from local businesses regarding some great summer jobs as well! We will have a list of jobs for our graduating seniors too.

Hot Jobs – Sehome High School (bellinghamschools.org)

Here are a couple from the City of Bellingham:

“Thinking about summer? We are too! We are hiring now for summer help with our Maintenance and Operations (15 positions), and Shop/Stores division (1 position)”

👉 Road job details: http://ow.ly/hXMB50HTo5q

👉 Stores job details: http://ow.ly/CiUt50HTo5t

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SAT/ACT TUTORING GRAPHIC

TUTORING/LEARNING CENTER

The tutoring center offers help with most subjects taught at SHS…Contact the Learning Center and we will try to find you the help you need.

About the tutors:

They work with students 1:1 or in small groups in their content areas of expertise

· Answer questions on course content

· Aid in comprehension of course material, review, and test preparation

· Patient, dependable, and responsible when working with students

· Friendly, flexible, and sensitive to demands of high school students

Schedule a tutoring appointment
https://sehome.bellinghamschools.org/schedule-tutoring-appointment/

Visit the learning center website
https://sehome.bellinghamschools.org/students/learning-center/

Questions?
theresa.wines@bellinghamschools.org

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10 - AFTER SCHOOL DINNER PROGRAM

After-school dinner program free for all children 18 and under

Bellingham Public Schools serves hot dinner at no cost to all children 18 and under. These meals are offered from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday through June 16, 2022. Dinner is served in the Shuksan Middle School cafeteria, located at 2717 Alderwood Avenue (at the corner of Northwest and Alderwood). It does not matter what school you attend in the district.


Accompanying adults are charged $4.75 per meal — please bring cash or check. Please plan to eat onsite in the Shuksan cafeteria.


The daily Monday through Thursday dinner menu is listed on the school menu webpage by day after the lunch listing.


Please note: Dinner will not be served on school holidays or on the following all school early dismissal days: Nov. 4, Nov. 24, Dec. 9, Feb. 10, March 10 and April 28.



Programa gratuito de cenas después de la escuela para todos los niños de 18 años o menos

Las Escuelas Públicas de Bellingham sirven cenas calientes sin costo alguno a todos los niños de 18 años o menos. Las cenas se ofrecen de las 5 a las 6 de la tarde de lunes a jueves hasta el 16 de junio de 2022. La cena se sirve en la cafetería de la Escuela Secundaria Shuksan, ubicada en el 2717 de Alderwood Avenue (en la esquina de Northwest y Alderwood). No importa a qué escuela asista en el distrito.


A los adultos acompañantes se les cobrará $4.75 dólares por comida - sólo en efectivo o con cheque. Todas las comidas deben ser consumidas en la cafetería de Shuksan.


El menú diario de la cena se encuentra por día en la página de internet de los menús escolares después del listado del lonche o almuerzo.

Por favor, tenga en cuenta: La cena no se servirá en los días festivos de la escuela o en los siguientes días de salida temprana de la escuela: 4 de noviembre, 24 de noviembre, 9 de diciembre, 10 de febrero, 10 de marzo y 28 de abril.

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12 - EMERGENCY AND WEATHER PROCEDURES

Emergency and Weather Procedures

It’s that time of year to think about snow and our procedures and impact of weather-related school cancellations.

Depending on conditions (which could include snow, flooding, power outages, etc.), school could:

  • close for the day (in the case of widespread power outages),
  • open two hours late with regular bus routes or snow bus routes,
  • open on time with snow bus routes.

How can I get weather/emergency information?

Changes to the school schedule are usually announced by 6 a.m., and we use a variety of methods to keep families informed:

  • Sign up for alerts: To receive email, phone, and/or text alerts, set your communication preferences on the Skylert tab within Skyward Family Access. (Need help? go here for step-by-step directions or contact 360-676-6520.)
  • Tune to local media: 790 AM, 96.5 FM, 104.1 FM or Seattle media.
  • Check bellinghamschools.org
  • Check @BhamSD on Twitter, @bellinghamschools on Facebook and @bellinghamschools on Instagram
  • Call 360-676-6400 for a recorded message.
  • Call 360-647-6815 for a message translated in Español, русский, tính từ and Punjabi.

Please familiarize yourself with our weather procedures at bellinghamschools.org/weather.

How to find your snow bus route: www.bellinghamschools.org/snow-routes

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13 - MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

When a student requires medication at school, either prescription or over the counter (OTC), parents/guardians must return a completed medication authorization form with directions from a licensed health care provider (LHCP) to Sehome. One exception is that certain OTC medications that are self-administered do not require LHCP instructions, but they do require a parent/guardian to complete the medication authorization form. There is no situation that a student taking medications at school does not need a medication authorization on file.


The privilege of students self-caring their medications, whether prescription or OTC, requires students to take their medication as instructed on the authorization and being aware that they may not share their medications with anyone. Medications brought to school must be in the original prescription container or manufacturers labelled OTC container. Medication authorizations expire at the end of the current school year, or sooner as per LHCP instructions.


Link to Medication Authorization Form can be found here

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SEHOME POINTS OF CONTACT

Sonia Cole, Principal: sonia.cole@bellinghamschools.org

Steve Clarke, Sub Assistant Principal for Mike Couto: A - K steve.clarke@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

Jeff Smith, Counselor E-K: jeffrey.smith@bellinghamschools.org

Hana Schutz, Counselor L-Re: hana.schutz@bellinghamschools.org

John Vandermolen, Counselor Rh - Z: john.vandermolen@bellinghamschools.org