Cap Sante High School
Winter Newsletter 2019-20
Dear Cap Sante High School Families,
As we head into Winter Break, I want to wish you all a very happy holiday season and share some updates with you. First, we will be moving into the new school during the first week of January! Students had an opportunity to visit the school before Winter Break to see for themselves what a great new building it is. We are all very excited for this move and we are planning for an Open House once we settle in. Stay tuned!
Last school year, a team worked on creating a new vision and mission for our school. This year we are implementing this plan in our continual efforts to make CSHS the best place it can be for students.
We hired a part time Math teacher named Jennifer Turpin. You should have received a welcome letter from her. We are fortunate to have her as a new member of our staff. She loves Math and is already building positive relationships with students.
We also have a new Advisory class that includes the Character Strong program to support students' social emotional learning. Advisory is led by three of our very motivated staff members: Melanie Engman, Terri Kaltenbach, and Diele Harrold.
Finally, during second semester we will be starting project based learning for 9th-11th grade students. This new learning structure will be engaging and relevant for students. It will take place a couple days a week. Students will still be working on their online courses. We believe this addition to CSHS curriculum will motivate students in a new way and teach them important work and life skills. Our two teachers Jennifer Alatorre and Kim Stamper will be leading this work.
We are excited for the upcoming move and look forward to welcoming families there soon!
Sincerely, Kecia Fox
We started a new Student Leadership class this year led by Jennifer Alatorre. We are fortunate to have talented students involved with activities to strengthen our school community.
We have a Parent Teacher Student Organization at Cap Sante and would love to have new members.
Graduation for 2020 will be on June 9th this year. Students and families will be receiving information in the upcoming months. Please reach out to us if you have questions in the meantime.
This year we have instituted class meetings on Wednesdays. The purpose of class meetings is primarily to build community and teach concepts related to social-emotional development. So far, we have implemented some of Character Strong modules on personality vs. character, habit development, and kindness. We have been focusing on healthy relationships and stress management. Class meetings provide us with the time and space to work on High School and Beyond plans. It also gives us a chance to celebrate birthdays, accomplishments, and each other!
A Note from our Social Worker
CSHS Staff and Student Support Services
Jennifer Alatorre, Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Terri Kaltenbach, Special Education Teacher email@example.com
Jennifer Turpin, Math Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Kitti Westbeld, School Psycholigist email@example.com
Melanie Engman, School Social Worker firstname.lastname@example.org
Diele Harrold, Registrar and Attendance email@example.com
Jill Newman, Mental Health Therapist Jill.Newman@islandhospital.org
Kecia Fox, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Cap Sante High School
Cap Sante High School creates lifelong learners who are responsible and caring citizens that positively contribute to their community.
Our mission, based on principles and practices of equity, is to provide a high-quality, comprehensive, and meaningful education for all students. Through reflective and caring collaboration with staff and community, students will be empowered to use their strengths to reach their chosen educational goals. Each student is a unique individual with tremendous potential.