November 11th, 2022
November Principal Update
Hi SHS Silver Knights!
It’s November and we have so much to be THANKFUL for!
- I’m thankful it’s November 11, Veterans Day! Today, and always, we stand UKnighted and appreciative of our veterans, family members of veterans, and those that have sacrificed for this great nation and our way of life. We had a great Veterans Day assembly today, invited veterans and their families to our event, and were really intentional about honoring those in our community that served/are serving in the military. Feel free to watch the assembly recording here and view our program flyer.
- I’m thankful for SHS - the students, families, and community! Severance is an amazing place founded on values and principles that are tried and true; principles that will withstand the test of time.
- I’m thankful to the Severance, Windsor, and West Greeley communities that UKnighted to pass the Bond/Mill Levy this week! This is significant for Weld RE-4 as a whole and really great for Severance. SHS currently has almost 100 students over our maximum building capacity and we are only growing in enrollment. Passing this bond will result in much-needed classroom space, and a CTE – Career and Technical Education building that will be state of the art for Ag, Welding, Construction, Family and Consumer Sciences including culinary and catering classes, and more!
- I’m thankful for the fun, busy, and sometimes chaotic end of the fall semester! Here’s the remaining schedule for students and families: 1 week of classes (11/14-11/18), Thanksgiving break (11/19-11/27), 2 weeks of classes (11/28-12/9), finals week (12/12-12/15 with no school for students Friday, 12/16), and Christmas break (Friday, 12/16 – Monday, 1/2). With that said, we still have a lot /of teaching and learning to accomplish this semester. TODAY is the day for students to work on getting caught up on any missing assignments or low grades that may result in having to retake a semester of content. Please reach out to classroom teachers and/or counselors regarding any questions about grades or credits. There is some fun, food, and family time on the horizon during our upcoming breaks, and we are going to UKnight to finish the semester strong!
- SILVER acronym - PARENT survey or STUDENT survey
- “Honor those that Serve” or “Freedom Wall” survey - I brought this idea to SHS and it is similar to the “Freedom Shrine” in the main entrance at Windsor Middle School. This will be a way Severance High School honors those that serve, i.e. military, police, and firefighters.
- Would you like to take a more active role in our mission by participating in our PTAC – Parent/Teacher Advisory Committee or SAC – School Accountability Committee? If you would like to volunteer, please contact Tyleigh Long, administrative assistant, at email@example.com or 970-833-7111. Our next back-to-back meetings will be Tuesday, November 29th from 6-6:30pm (PTAC) and 6:30-7:00pm (SAC) at SHS.
Waren Morrow, Principal
Silver Knight Cheer takes 1st place at the League Spirit Competition!
Silver Knight POMS competes at the League Spirit Competition
Looking for your feedback!
- Please provide feedback on our SILVER acronym by taking this short PARENT survey or STUDENT survey.
- What are your thoughts on creating an "Honor those that Serve" or "Freedom Wall" at SHS? This idea is similar to the "Freedom Shrine" in the main entrance at Windsor Middle School, and can be a way that Severance High School honors those that serve, i.e military, police, firefighters. This project is being lead by student leaders in our Leadership class as part of our upcoming Veteran's Day activities. Please share any feedback through this form.
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
FCCLA Boon Supply Fundraiser!
FFA WEEKLY NEWS!
Our counseling center is a great resource for:
- Scholarship Information
- Continuing Education
- Entering the Workforce
- Financial Aide
- And MUCH more!
CLICK HERE to see updates from our counseling center!
Do you or someone you know need a SCHOLARSHIP?
Last year, thanks to donor generosity, 150 scholarships were awarded through the Foundation, totaling in excess of $815,00.
Do you know someone who should apply? Please feel free to send along this message.
The process takes a few hours to complete, but the main application is then used for many of the available scholarships, making the process easier for students. And, special note, we have scholarships available for graduating seniors, current college students, AND non-traditional students.
Here's to the good future of students in Weld seeking higher education!
SHS - Family Holiday Assistance/Asistencia Durante Las Fiestas
The holiday season is just around the corner and this year SHS will be partnering with local non-profit agencies to help support those in need. If your family is going through a difficult time financially and may need support or resources this holiday season (Thanksgiving and/or Christmas), please let us know by completing this form: 2022 Holiday Form
Please do not hesitate to reach out for further information on other resources we have available. (Examples- school supplies, winter coats, low-cost internet, etc.). We are here to support our students and families. Contact the counseling office at 970-833-7120 with any questions.
Last Thanksgiving Sign Up: November 14th
Last Christmas Sign Up: December 5th
La temporada navideña está a la vuelta de la esquina y este año SHS se asociará con agencias locales sin fines de lucro para ayudar a los necesitados. Si su familia está pasando por un momento económico difícil y necesita apoyo o recursos en esta temporada de vacaciones, déjenos saber. Puede completar este formulario: 2022 Holiday Form
Por favor pidenos información sobre otros recursos que tenemos disponibles. (Ejemplos: útiles escolares, Internet de bajo costo, abrigos de invierno, etc.). Estamos aquí para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes y familias. Comuníquese con la oficina de consejería al 970-833-7120 si tiene preguntas.
Última inscripción de Acción de Gracias: 14 de noviembre
Última Navidad Inscripción: 5 de diciembre
Winter Sports Registration
Winter Sports Registration for Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Wrestling and Girls Wrestling is NOW OPEN! Please log on to severance-ar.rschooltoday.com to register your athlete today. Registration is open from November 1-14.
All athletes must register online, have a current physical, and pay the participation fee before starting practice on Monday, Nov. 14th. Current physicals can be uploaded on this registration site, eliminating the need to physically bring them to the office. Athletes will not be allowed to participate on Nov. 14th until all registration requirements are met. If you have a concern or any questions about registration, please contact Casey Yahn at 970-833-7104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DREAM ON 3!
A Message from Our Parents:
We are so excited to welcome back our amazing Silver Knights staff! We would love to show them our support all throughout the year by providing a variety of snacks in their break room. Please join us in this simple act of appreciation that they will enjoy any time they just need a little something....:)
We have around 85 staff members and the snack sign-up dates are set at every two weeks. Bring however many snacks you feel inclined to share. Partner with a friend or a group if you would like to! Office staff or parent volunteers will re-stock the jars and baskets with any overflow snacks throughout the two weeks as needed.
You may sign up for a date below and bring your snack donations to the SHS front desk on that day. Ideas could include: fresh fruits or veggies, granola bars, individual chip/pretzel/cracker/cookie packs, dried fruit bars or snacks, beef jerky, popcorn packs, mints, gum, seasonal fun treats. Please bring items that are NUT FREE just for ease of everyone's enjoyment. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
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School Hours: 8:40 am - 3:50 pm
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
ATTENDANCE: 970-833-7105 (Blue Pass)
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