STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
FAMILY UPDATE FOR WEEK OF MAY 22nd, 2023
SHS VISION STATEMENT
Stanwood Spartans are united in cultivating character, modeling respect, teaching leadership and connecting to community.
We have selected Corie Gudgeon as an incoming Assistant Principal at Stanwood High School, starting July 1.
She is coming to us from Sedro-Woolley High School where she serves as an Assistant Principal and the Career & Technical Education (CTE) director. Prior to that, she held a variety of education and leadership roles at Everett Public Schools for 19 years.
Mrs. Gudgeon graduated from Stanwood High in 1996. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Health/Fitness Education and a Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Sports Management from Central Washington University, and a Master’s in Education and Curriculum from Antioch University in Seattle.
She is exceptionally strong and well-versed in instructional practices, inclusive practices, and ways to elevate and navigate issues of race and equity. During her career she has maintained a focus on providing high quality education opportunities to help all students be prepared for the future of their choice.
A diverse team composed of members of the community, staff, students, and the District Equity Team helped guide candidate interviews. Mrs. Gudgeon will replace Mrs. Coombs, who has been an Assistant Principal at Stanwood High for nine years.
STATE TESTING MAY 22ND, 23RD, 25TH, AND 26TH
We will have state testing on May 22nd, 23rd, 25th, and 26th. We will operate on a revised bell schedule for those four days.
May 22nd and 23rd - 10th grade will take the Smarter Balanced English test.
**9th grade students will come to school at normal time both days.
May 25th and 26th - 11th grade will take the Science test.
**9th and 10th grade students will come to school at normal time both days.
Seniors who are not testing will come to school at 11 a.m. to go to class.
We will have 3 classes a day on testing days.
If your child is testing next week, then make sure their chrome book gets charged on Sunday. They need to bring their charger just in case and possibly wired headphones in case they are needed. Wireless earbuds/headphones are not allowed during testing.
May 22nd - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
May 23rd - 4th, 5th, and 6th
May 25th - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
May 26th - 4th, 5th, and 6th**Start time at 11:05 a.m.
MAY 22ND CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS NIGHT
We will have our annual Celebration of Excellence awards night on Monday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m. This is an invitation-only event in the Performing Arts Center.
May 23rd - SHS Culture Festival
FFA AWARDS NIGHT - MAY 25TH
NO ADVISORY ON MAY 26TH
Art Students at Cedarhome Elementary
Earlier this week, Stanwood High School art students visited Cedarhome Elementary to present kindergarteners with sculptures based on the kindergarteners' creative drawings — allowing their art to come alive! Thank you to Laura Aseltine and the SHS Ceramics Class!
RECENT BAND CONCERT PHOTO
ROLO DANCE PHOTO MAY 20TH
VET SCIENCES TAKE 1ST PLACE AT FFA STATE
FIRST EVER TRANSITION RESOURCE NIGHT
The first-ever Transition Resource Night was held on May 17th in the SHS Commons. Various Community organizations and resources were made available for families and Stanwood-Camano District Special Services Staff were present to answer questions.
Last month we shared information related to vaping. Here is that information again.
About 14% of U.S. high-school students and 3.3% of middle schoolers currently vape as of 2021, and the FDA and U.S. Surgeon General have declared it an epidemic. Research shows that vaping is dangerous, highly addictive, and harmful to a child’s health and brain development.
Frighteningly, vaping devices can also be manipulated and refilled with dangerous illicit substances, many of which can be harmful or deadly if used by an unsuspecting child. We are aware of the use of vaping devices in our community that have been laced with illegal drugs.
It is critical for families to talk with their children about the dangers of vaping and substance use. Our school administrators actively, in cooperation with our School Resource Officer, investigate and issue appropriate discipline and education on the dangers of vaping devices.
Ensuring the safety of students and staff requires an ongoing strong commitment to cooperation with our Stanwood-Camano families. As always, health and safety are our top priorities.
Find facts, information, and tips on how to talk with your teen about vaping at the American Lung Association website.
REMINDER: MESSAGE FROM THE SHS NURSES
REMINDER: SUMMER SCHOOL OPPORTUNITY
We will offer summer school in August at our school. If students failed a course, they are eligible for summer school. The program will be free this summer.
Please open the document below for all the information and application.
SENIOR SIGNING EVENT
Live Stream - End of Year Events
SENIOR PARADE June 7th
High School Seniors will decorate and stage between 5:30-6:30 pm at Country Store. The Parade will start at 6:30 pm and end at Josephine’s. Bring your signs and cheer on the Seniors! Stay downtown and support local businesses for dinner!
This event is sponsored by the SHS Booster Club Grad Night Committee and is not a school event.
REMINDER: Senior Memory Night - June 6th
Senior Memory Night begins at 6:30 pm in the PAC. This is a free event for
students and families.
This event is sponsored by the SHS Booster Club Grad Night Committee and is not a school event.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ON SHS WEBSITE
FINAL TRANSCRIPT GOOGLE FORM
REMINDER: REQUESTING TRANSCRIPTS
Zaid and Friends. A Celebration of Music.
A Celebration of Music.
Friday, June 16th, 7 pm
at Stanwood High School
Performing Arts Center
At the age of 5, Zaid Fackenthall began his musical journey on the piano, and later became proficient on the trumpet and as a vocalist. A year ago, Zaid was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma. The treatment appeared to be effective but then his cancer returned with a vengeance. The terminal prognosis of 3 months to 3 years has dashed his dreams for a long life as an engineer, ballroom dancer, and musician. Zaid has determined to live the best life possible in the time he is given, and that includes gathering his favorite musicians to perform in concert at the SHS Performing Arts Center. The concert will raise money for the Stanwood High School Arts program and for cancer research.
Even if you do not know Zaid well, attending this event would be a wonderful way to uplift him and show your love and support.
The Stanwood HS band boosters originally came up with the idea of honoring Zaid with a concert. The concept expanded to also include solo and group performances from those mentors and friends who helped him become the musician he is. In addition to Zaid's peers, we are looking forward to performances from many of the teachers and instructors who have helped develop the musical prowess of Stanwood/Camano community.
This event is sponsored by the Stanwood High School Band Boosters.
SHS POWERLIFTING FOR 23/24
VOLUNTEERING AT SHS
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT UPDATE
Boys Golf finished 2nd at Districts last week, led by Conrad Chisman who finished 3rd overall. He will compete with Beau Brannon, Levi Hendrickson, Sam Johnston and Wyatt Sandven on Tue-Wed at Indian Summer Golf & Country Club in Olympia. State Golf Tournament Central
Brooke Lund will represent the Spartans at the Girls Golf State Tournament! She qualified as the 2nd individual for State after 99/94 rounds at the District 1 tournament in Snohomish. Competition is Tue-Wed at The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie in Lacey. State Golf Tournament Central
The biggest upset of the week came from the #12 seed Spartan Softball! After squeezing into the District Tournament, they used 11-3, 8-2, and 12-1 wins to propel them to State for the first time in over a decade. They'll travel to Lacey to compete Thu-Sat. Softball Tournament Central
Spartan Girls Tennis returns to the state tournament with 3 competitors! Audrey Medina finished 4th at Districts through a tough singles bracket, and the doubles pair of Tessi Mumbuluma & Alissa Rautenberg finished 5th. They will compete Fri-Sat in Vancouver, WA. State Tennis Tournament Central
Track & Field represented Stanwood with pride at the District 1 Meet at Shoreline Stadium! Our Girls team finished 3rd overall and Boys in 8th advancing 20 athletes to the State meet next week in Tacoma!
Girls State Qualifiers: Mary Andelin (1600m, 3200m, 4x400), Barrett Anderson (javelin), Vivienne Berrett (shot put), Tatum Brager (4x100, 4x200, 4x400), Grace Crain (javelin, shot put alt), Abigail Danielson (100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, 4x400), Madelyn Edwards (pole vault), Ruby Lloyd (4x100, 4x200), Lindsey Khoury (4x400), Lizbeth Medina (4x100, 4x200), Addison Morton (4x100, 4x200), Kylee Powell (4x400 alt), Kaiya Smith (4x100 alt, 4x200 alt), Miya Watanabe (100m amb, javelin amb, shot put amb).
Boys State Qualifiers: Colby Campbell (javelin, discus alt), Elias Caniglia (high jump), Javon Cummings (100m alt, 200m alt), Ryan Khoury (1600m alt), Elijah Pritt (shot put amb), Tucker Randall (100m amb, shot put amb, javelin amb, discus amb). Track & Field Tournament Central
Next week, on Thursday June 1, we will celebrate Senior Athletic Awards Night. Please join us in the PAC to celebrate the many accomplishments of the Class of 2023! Go Spartans
Aug. 16 (Football) / Aug. 21 - Fall Sports Begin
Nov. 13 - Winter Sports Begin
MONTHLY LIBRARY INFORMATION AND UPDATE
Summer reading lists: See the May newsletter for summer reading suggestions and ebooks! Ebooks can be checked out during the summer months! See the newsletter for more details.
Book Returns: It’s that time of year again. Start checking your rooms, cars, and backpacks for those library books and textbooks to return to the SHS Library. ALL books must be returned before the end of the school year!
Deadlines for returning books:
***Seniors: June 6th (Note: Senior Checkout day is: June 8th)***
Grades 9-11: Absolute final day to turn in books - June 15th.
Use the Destiny Discover catalog to put books on hold, renew books, or check out an ebook. You can also visit the Gale Library databases for recent articles and scholarly journals. Doing research for a class? Visit the Complete Research Toolkit: a website put together by your librarian.
In the month of May, there will be testing going on in the SHS Library. The library will be closed on testing days and/or during testing hours. Running start & independent students will need to work in the counseling office during that time. The library will be closed for book checkout. We will have a book drop-off area near the front office for book returns! To be announced later.
Library hours during May:
Week of May 22-26: Library closed in the afternoons for SBA testing (exact times to be announced) Open Wednesday, May 24th.
Monday, May 29: Memorial Day - no school
May 30: Library closed for SBA testing
May 31 - June 2: Library open
NEW: BELL SCHEDULES FOR WEEK OF May 22nd
Monday - Testing Schedule
Tuesday - Testing Schedule
Wednesday - Late Start
Thursday - Testing Schedule
Friday - Testing Schedule
REMINDER: COUNSELOR/ADMINISTRATOR BREAKDOWN
Do you have questions and are not sure who to contact? Here is the breakdown by counselor and administrator based on student last name.
Paige Watson A – Em
Maren Holzinger En - K
Tricia Tayon L - Rh
Emily Elde Ri - Z
Carolyn Coombs A – K
Tom Wilfong L - Z
Zach Ward - Attendance
May 22nd - State ELA test for 10th grade
May 22nd - Celebration of Excellence (invitation only/6:30 pm in PAC)
May 23rd - State ELA test for 10th grade
May 23rd - Culture Night in the Commons 6-7:30 pm
May 25th - State Science test for 11th grade
May 26th - State Science test for 11th grade
May 29th - No School
May 30th - State Math test for 10th grade
May 30th - Senior Local Scholarship Night 7 pm/PAC
May 31st - Choir concert 7 pm/PAC
June 1st - State Math test for 10th grade
June 1st - Senior Athletic Awards Night time tba
June 2nd - Advisory
June 6th - Senior Memory night time 6:30-7:30 PAC
June 8th - Senior check out 1 pm/Commons
June 8th - Baccalaureate for seniors (not sponsored by the school district) 7 pm/PAC
June 8th - Senior Sunset 8 pm/Bob Larson Stadium
June 9th - Senior rehearsal 7:30 am
June 9th - Class of 2023 Graduation (ticket only 7 pm/Bob Larson Stadium)
June 9th - Advisory
June 16th - Field day in afternoon
June 19th - No School
June 20th - Last day of school/out at 9:40 am
DISTRICT NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
The Stanwood-Camano School District does not discriminate in employment, 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. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX/Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Maurene Stanton (email@example.com), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (firstname.lastname@example.org) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.
El Distrito Escolar de Stanwood-Camano School District no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados. El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación: Título IX / Oficial de Acción Afirmativa y Coordinador de Cumplimiento de Derechos Civiles, Maurene Stanton (email@example.com), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (firstname.lastname@example.org), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629-1200.