Saline High School News

February 2019

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Wow...a crazy couple weeks with our weather! I hope everyone was safe and warm. Unfortunately, the school cancellation impacted our Parent-Teacher conference night. The High School has over 100 staff members, and it would be impossible to reschedule and coordinate all of those schedules. Please know, if you would like to meet with your child’s teacher or have a phone conference, you can contact the teacher and schedule that individually. Let’s hope February is a much better month in terms of weather ;)

Believe it or not, we are preparing for the 2019-2020 school year! February 7th is our Transition Night for incoming 9th graders along with our South West Washtenaw Consortium Open House. This is an opportunity for you to learn about the South & West Washtenaw Consortium and class opportunities that are available for your student who graduates in 2020 or 2021. Not to mention, we will have representatives from all our clubs and athletic teams with information for you.

Please note that this event is running the same night as the Class of 2023 (incoming 9th graders) Transition Night but is a SEPARATE event from the SWWC Open House.

I hope everyone has a great month, and please don’t hesitate to contact me at the school with any questions or concerns.

Have a great day and Go Hornets!

David W. Raft

Saline High School - Principal

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All juniors will take an official SAT as part of the MME (Michigan Merit Examination) on April 9, 2019. This is a reportable score for colleges. There is no fee for students for this April 2019 sitting of the SAT nor is there a need to register. All juniors are required by the State of Michigan to take the SAT in April 2019. There will be announcements notifying students of the dates, times and location of testing.


On Tuesday, April 9, Freshmen (PSAT 9), and Sophomores (PSAT 10) will participate in a practice PSAT testing. Prior to this day, students will be notified of their room assignments. Students should report directly to their assigned testing rooms by the 7:50 am bell as usual.

Transcript Requests

All high school transcripts will be issued electronically. Current students and alumni need to go to to create an account. To view a tutorial on setting up a parchment account, please go to Once you have created an account, then request your transcript from Saline High School and then send it to your destinations and continue on to checkout. Please note that the Parchment Transcript does NOT contain any standardized testing scores. Test scores need to be sent directly from the testing agency. Go to (ACT) or (SAT) to request these scores.

Michigan College Guide

The Michigan College Guide for Fall 2018 is now available online in hard copy in the Guidance office and online at This comprehensive publication offers a profile of each public and private four-year college in Michigan.

Local Scholarships for Seniors

Local Scholarship information was passed out at the senior meeting in January. Hard copies of the scholarship information can be found in the Guidance office or you can access the information on the website under the Guidance tab and then click on Financial Aid and Scholarships. Local Scholarship Online Applications are to be submitted online by 3:00 pm Friday, March 8th. No exceptions!


Attention sophomores and juniors: Please mark your calendars for Saline High School’s annual college fair on April 25, 2019. The event will take place from 6:00-7:30pm in the SHS Gymnasium. We are anticipating upwards of 80+ colleges that will be in attendance. This is a great opportunity for you and your student to begin the college selection process by meeting with these admissions officers.


Naviance is a new college & career exploration tool for all Saline High School students. Login information can be found on the schedule that students picked up in August. Students can view their Family Connection page The username is the student’s SHS username and password is their student number. Counselors are working with each grade level on college & career preparation.

2019 AP Exam Registration

Registration for the 2019 AP Exams is now open. Saline High School will again be using the Total Registration website for students/parents to register and pay for selected exams. The cost is $97 per exam.

The portal opened and will close on the following dates:

· Begin Date - Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM

· End Date - Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM

To register, please go to the following link:

Please note that exams this school year will be moving back to Liberty School. Transportation to and from Liberty will be required. More information on testing room locations to follow as we get closer to May.

Link to 2019 AP Exam Dates:

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Heather McLaughlin, AP Coordinator, at 734-401-4361 or email at

***Important change for the 2019-2020 (next) school year by Collegeboard*** (Please note this will not affect this year's registration). AP exams will need to be ordered no later than November 1st to avoid any fees for the 19-20 school year. We will have more information on this at a later date.

Course Selection Scheduling for 2019 - 2020

The course selection scheduling process will begin soon for the 2019-2020 school year. Each class will have a class meeting where course selection materials will be distributed. Students are to review the materials with their parents, log into PowerSchool and input their course selections during their class’ open enrollment window. Students will receive their assigned appointment times at their respective class meetings and should plan to arrive on time in the Guidance Office for this appointment.

Junior Class of 2020 – for Senior Course Selection

Due to school cancelations, the adjusted meeting days are as follows for the remaining appointments:

** Please come at your original appointment TIME but on the new date. **

If you’re meeting was on: Your NEW appointment day is:

January 24 February 5

January 28 February 1

January 30 February 4

January 31 February 6

Sophomore Class of 2021 – for Junior Course Selection

· Class meeting to distribute materials – Friday, February 1

· Open enrollment window – Friday, February 1 – Thursday, February 7

· Student appointments with counselors – Friday, February 8 – Thursday, February 19

Freshman Class of 2022 – for Sophomore Course Selection

· Class meeting to distribute materials – Wednesday, February 20

· Open enrollment window – Wednesday, February 20 – Sunday, February 24

· Student appointments with counselors – Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 1

Eighth Grade Class of 2023 – for Freshman Course Selection

· Class meeting at Middle School to distribute materials – Friday, February 22

· Open enrollment window – Friday, February 22 – Sunday, March 3

· Counselors meet with teams at Middle School – Monday, March 4 & Tuesday, March 5

Please click on the "button" below for our Social and Emotional Resource Page


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Saline DECA

On January 10, 2019, forty-four Saline DECA members attended the District Conference held at EMU. This conference provided students an opportunity to implement the Marketing curriculum in a role-play scenario/presentation that was judged by business and community members. In addition, the students took a marketing competency test and that score, along with the role-play results, were averaged together in order to determine who advanced to the next level of competition. An astounding thirty-eight students were called on stage and recognized for their high competency exam and/or role-play score and thirty-four of those students are moving on to attend the State Career and Development Conference held in March in downtown Detroit. Way to go Saline DECA!

DECA in a nationally recognized program that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Through DECA, students are academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible and experienced leaders.

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ALL State Band Ensembles

Congratulations to the Saline High School Band musicians who performed with the Michigan All-State Ensembles on January 26 in Grand Rapids. Both the band and orchestra performances were amazing! Thank you for representing your school and your community with such artistry and professionalism.

Left to right:

Eileen Zong-principal flute

Emma Rose Reilly-clarinet

Ryan Lampman-trombone

Zack Gabanyicz-principal trumpet

Jason Chen-alto saxophone

Holden Collins-tuba

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In SHS Orchestra News....

SHS String Players Perform with MSBOA All-State Orchestra

On Saturday, January 26th the 2019 MSBOA All-State Orchestra performed Tchaikovsky's the Tempest and the Berceuse and Finale from Stravinsky's epic ballet, the Firebird. Two students from the SHS Chamber Orchestra, Danny Sesi and Denise Wagner, were selected (out of thousands of auditions) to perform in the string section for this grand performance at Devos Performance Hall in Grand Rabids during the 2019 Michigan Music Conference.

SHS Orchestra Students Prepare for Solo and Ensemble with Recital

It was a cold night but the music was warm and inviting. As a prelude to performances at the 2019 MSBOA District 12 Solo and Ensemble Festival, students from the SHS Orchestras performed a recital of solos, duets, trios, and quartets in the Orchestra Room on Tuesday, January 29th. These students, and more, will be performing at Solo and Ensemble Festival at Livonia Franklin HS on Saturday, February 2nd.

Business Professionals of America

SHS students at their regional competition!
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Seal of Biliteracy

The State of Michigan is offering an opportunity for bilingual students to earn a Seal of Biliteracy. Juniors and seniors who are able to demonstrate Intermediate High proficiency in two languages are eligible to apply for the seal. Please see below for more details.
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It's that time....Polar Plunge Time!!!!

Team Saline is once again representing and will be plunging for Special Olympics on Friday, February 22 at the Big House. Registration starts at 6:30, plunging starts at 8:00.

We would LOVE for you to join us! This is your chance to cross jumping into freezing cold water in the middle of winter off of your bucket list!! (Ask Kim LaRosa how much fun it is!!)

If you can't join us, feel free to make a donation to help support Special Olympics. A large portion of the money raised from the event will stay right here in Washtenaw County. Despite the cold, it is a really great time!! The following link will work to either sign up or donate.O

Also, look for student-run fundraisers in the near future.

Thanks for your continued support!

Saline HS Connecting Program

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