Sequim School District

News & Notes - May 2023

Future Chef Regional WINNER!!!

Congratulations to Brynn Kendall 3rd Grader at Greywolf!

This year marked the 12th annual Sodexo's National Future Chefs Challenge. This fun cooking challenge encourages and builds confidence in elementary students across North America. These students not only learn about nutrition, healthy food choices, cooking techniques and presentation but they also sharpen math skills by participating in a good-natured cooking competition. After a brief hiatus, Tandi Wahlsten (SSD Sodexo Manager), welcomed the Future Chefs competition back this year. On March 18th Brynn Kendall won the district competition live at the Sequim High School and went on to win our region, in fact Brynn is 1 of 5 competing for the grand prize and National winner title. On April 25th Brynn recorded her cooking video shot by family friend and videographer, Jarrett Nelson. Her video will be posted on the Monday, May 1st with voting starting the same day. If you would like to watch Brynn’s video or vote for her recipe and video, please click on the link below.

We're CHEERING you on Brynn!!

Brynn's Refreshing Rainbow Salad



(Red) 1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes

(Orange) 1/2 cup of quartered, dried apricots

(Yellow) 1/2 cup of chopped yellow peppers

(Green) 1 cup baby spinach leaves + 1 head of romaine lettuce

(Blue) 1/4 cup of fresh blueberries

(Indigo) 1/4 cup of purple cabbage, shredded

Approx. 1/4 cup feta cheese (for topping to represent clouds)


(Violet) pinch of dried culinary lavender

1/4 cup of olive oil

1/8 cup of lavender balsamic vinegar

1 TBSP of honey (like a pot of gold!)

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New at Olympic Peninsula Academy (OPA) & Dungeness Virtual School (DVS)

For the 2023-24 school year OPA will be expanding slightly as we will be adding 16 more students to our enrollment. These planned additions will be comprised of eight 4th grade and eight 5th grade students. OPA will be separating the current 4th and 5th grade class configuration.

DVS currently will remain the same with 4.4 certificated faculty members serving K-12 students online. Further modifications to DVS staffing going into the school year will be determined by the number of students enrolled.

If you have questions regarding enrollment into either of these programs, please contact

LeAnn Parker OPA/DVS registrar at (360) 582-3403 or

5th Grade Parent Night at Sequim Middle School

Thank you to everyone who attended our 5th Grade Family Night. We enjoyed meeting some of our incoming 6th graders and their families. We hope most of your questions were answered and that the whole family is looking forward to becoming part of SMS next year!

For those who would like to see the information again, or for those who weren't able to make it, below are links to the information that was shared. If you have any questions, please give the school a call (360) 582-3500.

We look forward to seeing everyone again during Timberwolf Days on August 29th (Be on the lookout for more information coming in the mail during the first week of August).

6th Grade Registration Form

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Sequim High School Operetta Club

This year the Sequim School District Operetta Club will be performing, Anastasia: The New Broadway Musical.

Tickets are now available.

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Upcoming District Dates:


May 8-11- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8- School Board Meeting at 6pm in the SHS Library

Date Coming Soon - Kindergarten Registration & Screening

May 12- No School- Snow Make-Up Day

May 18- OPA Flagpole Dedication at 1:30pm

May 22- School Board Meeting at 6pm in the SHS Library

May 23- Meet the Principal Night- Helen Haller at 5:30pm

May 30- Meet the Principal Night- Greywolf at 5:30pm

May 31- Meet the Principal Night- Helen Haller at 5:30pm

May 26- No School- Snow Make-Up Day

May 29- No School- Memorial Day


June 1- Meet the Principal Night- Greywolf at 5:30pm

June 5- School Board Meeting at 6pm in the SHS Library

June 16- High School Graduation

June 19- Juneteenth- No School

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

June 23- Last Day of School- Early Release

Upcoming Events & Activities

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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,