Howling Herald

March 17, 2023

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Hello Wolf Pack,

The sun is shining and it just might be beginning to feel like spring. It was a busy, fun week at Selkirk with several opportunities to celebrate our amazing and dedicated staff.

This week is Classified Staff Appreciation Week which means we make an united effort to say THANK YOU for all their hard work. We celebrated by hosting breakfast one morning, a staff baked potato bar potluck today, and students made individual cards for each staff member. Our classified staff serve as secretaries, custodians, lunch supervisors, kitchen staff, tech support and in Student Support. We appreciate each of them and the role they play in our Pack!

We also celebrated our Meritorious Award Nominees this morning when CVSD School Board member Pam Orbaugh joined us to read each carefully written nomination letter. Congratulations to each of you and THANK YOU for your contributions to our Wolf Pack!

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This Week & Upcoming Events:

This Week:

  • High 5 Spike Ball Tournament on Friday, March 24th.
  • Registration for Boys' Baseball (7th & 8th Grade,) Girls' Tennis (7th & 8th Grade,) & Track (for boys and girls grades 6-8) is available now in SMS Final Forms
  • Sports schedule below.

Coming Soon:

  • 6th Graders- Earn a Silverwood Ticket by reading during the month of March. Details below.
  • March 27th the girls' basketball teams will take on GMS @ Ridgeline
  • Spring Break- April 3-7
  • Spring Sports- Practices begin Monday, April 10

Sexual Health, Human Growth & Development Curriculum Parent Preview

March 20-April 9, 2023

You will receive an email at that time with a link to preview all curriculum. This will be your chance to preview the curriculum prior to instruction.

Instruction window: May 1-19, 2023, for 4-9th graders that are currently enrolled in health classes. No changes were made to 4-5th grade lessons. Opt-out options are available and will be detailed on the preview web page.

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Warren Seyler Presented to History Students

Students did an amazing job of listening respectfully and taking notes as Warren Seyler presented about Native American Tribal History and Culture. It was in incredible experience to get to hear his perspective and knowledge about area tribes.
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Positives for our Wolf Pack

We revealed the upcoming PACK Raffles:

March 24: a midday Starbuck delivery ($10)

March 31: $10 gift card to BOCO Pop

April 14: hello, Sugar

April 21: cooking session to make elephant ears with Hurst

April 28: Lawn games for a class period of your choice: spike ball, corn hole, can jam, ladder ball, etc.

May 5: mini tacos & chips and salsa for winner and 3 friends

May 12: $15 to Dairy Queen

May 19: Hurst Café- breakfast

Congrats to Luke P who won pancakes for a class period of your choice and to Jameson Murphy who won board game time for a class period of your choice.

If you know of a business who might want to donate raffle prizes, please reach out to Mrs. Hurst.

Ridgeline Course Registration Information

You can find helpful information on the Ridgeline website or using this video link:

Papa Murphy's PTO Fundraiser

Thank you to the staff and families who participated in the Papa Murphy's fundraiser last weekend! Our hosts were patient and generous! Thank you, Liberty Lake Papa Murphy's!

6th Graders Silverwood Reading is the Ticket Information

During the month of March, 6th graders can log their minutes reading and earn a free ticket to Silverwood. Forms must be turned in to your ELA teacher by March. 31st.

Reading Log for Silverwood Reading is the Ticket

Book Club Offers March Madness Reading for 7th & 8th Graders

7th and 8th Reading Logs (Due March 31st) Prizes for most minutes read in each grade are a “golden library pass” and a book and trinket at our book fair in May. Students can print off a reading log or get one in our library.

Other fun stuff… Participants have a chance to win more prizes:

Round 1 of March Madness Vote for your favorite books of the year.

Where in the World is Howling Harold Breakout Google Form (We named the mascot, lol.)
Quizziz Book Trivia Open until March 9th.

The links are also posted in our Selkirk Library Classroom. Join with: plxuxhu

Thank you for encouraging your students to read and have fun!

Thank, Cherie Holm and Book Club students for creating these fun opportunities!

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Contacts at Selkirk Middle School

Attendance Line: 558-6207 (or email:

Principal, Ty Larsen:

Asst. Principal, Jen Hurst:

Counselor, Connie Mott:

Head Secretary, Mandi Daniels:

Assistant Secretary, Denise Burgess: