Squalicum High School

January 10

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Week of January 13-17

Monday, January 13 - B Day

Tuesday, January 14 - A Day

Wednesday, January 15 - B Day

Thursday, January 16 - A Day w/ Morning Assembly Bell Schedule

Friday, January 17 - B Day

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Hello STORM Families!

Happy New Year and welcome to a new decade!

As you probably know, the last weeks of December 2019 were difficult both for Squalicum and for our school district. We thank everyone who reached out with support. We are so fortunate to have a district and community who responds in a such a caring, devoted and sustained manner. Watching district employees and community members wrap around students, staff and families during challenging times exemplifies the Bellingham Promise.

We are very happy to usher in a new calendar year and look forward to heading into sunnier days in 2020. Your SQHS staff were excited to return to school and see our students. In speaking with students, many of them were ready and excited to return to school as well.

We are heading into the end of the semester push. Please help us remind students that time management, organization and communication are all important variables which impact stress and anxiety.

If you have questions and/or concerns regarding your student's progress and growth in a particular course, please reach out and communicate with our teachers, counselors, and administrators. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of our after school tutorials. Tutorials are Monday through Thursday in room B216 from 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM. Please encourage students to advocate for themselves by communicating with teachers and taking advantage of their STORM time.

Our finals schedule is posted and in support of our students, we are also offering our "5 Days of Finals, Food, Focus and Fun" from 3:15 to 4:15 pm in the library. We will offer different snacks each day and provide tutors for students before finals.

As I write this, I look out the window and see the sun. I ask myself if I had read the wrong weather forecast. Moving back to the Pacific Northwest has been amazing, however, this week has been a good reminder of the variety of weather we experience and the challenge of accurately predicting it. The forecast is suggesting snow in our near future and I cross my fingers for an inaccurate forecast in order to avoid snow days. In the event we experience inclement weather, please be sure to check our district's weather procedures and snow routes.

For your reference, here is a list of upcoming dates to remember:

· January 13, 14, 15, 16, and 21- Five days of Finals, Food, Focus and Fun

· January 16- Assembly Bell Schedule - Martin Luther King Jr. assembly.

· January 20th -NO SCHOOL (Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. day)

· January 27th - NO SCHOOL (Semester break)

· February 1st- GLOW Dance

· February 12th- SQHS Student Electives Fair during the school day.


Yearbook prices will increase to $65 at the end of January for 2nd semester pricing. If you would like to get the discounted price of $50 please have your student bring cash or check to the ASB office before January 28th.

Grad ads are also still available on a first come first served basis until next Friday 1/17/20 so don’t delay if you are wanting to purchase one for your senior. Please use the form provided (click on the link below to download the form), and pay Shawn Flaherty in the ASB office to reserve your space. Photos can be submitted via USB, or emailed directly to sarah.marshall@bellinghamschools.org. Please contact Shawn Flaherty or Sarah Marshall if you have any questions!

The Glow Dance is coming up soon on February 1st and tickets will be on sale for only $10 from 1/21-1/27 and then will increase in price. Students must have an ASB card, a dance contract and no fees/fines in order to attend.

SQHS Auction Planning Meeting

Squalicum Auction Planning Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 15th, 7pm

2900 Woburn Street

Bellingham, WA

Squalicum needs your help!

Please join us as we host the BEST event of the year.

The Squalicum Auction will be on Friday March 27, 2020

Join us as we plan this exciting event to benefit all our students.

Wednesday, Jan 15th, from 7:00-8:00 PM at the Haggen dining area.

We look forward to seeing you!

Questions? contact alandmike@ me.com

US Service Academies Admissions Workshops

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Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience

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Helpful Scholarship Information

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Hey Freshman! Are you looking for an awesome way to build leadership skills and attend a memorable event? Squalicum is hosting our first ever Community Leadership Workshop.

This is a FREE event and we encourage you to give it a try!

Please email mcdevian000@bellinghamschools.org or contact your Storm Mentors if you’re interested!

Harvest of the Month for January

Apples are the Harvest of the Month for January.

Always a favorite, apples are a bountiful crop in Washington state; in fact Washington grows 60% of all fresh apples eaten in the United States. Apples, often local ones, are a staple on the school salad bars. Be sure to grab one for your pocket as you go through the lunch line.

For more about apples and featured recipes, visit the Whatcom Farm to School website.