STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
FAMILY UPDATE FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
SHS VISION STATEMENT
Stanwood Spartans are united in cultivating character, modeling respect, teaching leadership and connecting to community.
This week is our annual homecoming week. Here is information from our ASB about the week's activities:
To start off this Homecoming Season with some class Stanwood ASB has planned various events for the coming week. Beginning with a Spirit Week!
Monday will be Music Monday so grab your favorite band t-shirt or try and copy your favorite singer's style.
Tuesday grab a partner and dress up as your favorite celebrity icons from movies, TV shows, or red carpets for Dynamic Duo.
Wednesday we will be saying NO Cameras Please, as we dress up in PJ’s trying to blend in with the everyday people of Hollywood like we are hiding from the paparazzi.
Thursday we will be paying homage to the characters in Grease, by throwing on all the denim we own for Denim Day.
And to wrap things up this week we’ll have Spartan Out, where you’ll grab all the Spartan spirit gear you have and get ready for the big game! Home 7:00PM vs Mt. Vernon.
Homecoming Court voting is also LIVE! This year Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors will get to vote on two Monarchs each to represent them as high standing students dedicated in their spirit and values of SHS. Seniors will get four Monarchs. Ballots can be found in students' Emails. The Court will be announced Monday September 19th and be recognized at the Coronation / Spirit Assembly Friday September 23rd, as well as during the Parade and Homecoming Game Halftime Show.
On Friday September 23rd, after school starting at 3:30 p.m. the annual Stanwood Homecoming Parade will take place.
SEPTEMBER 20TH - FALL PLAY AUDITIONS
Auditions for the Fall Play will be held after school Tuesday, September 20th, in the SHS Theatre (PAC). For any questions see Mr. Sims in room 154.
SEPTEMBER 21ST - LATE START DAY
SEPTEMBER 23RD - HOMECOMING ASSEMBLY
SEPTEMBER 23RD - HOMECOMING PARADE
We will have our homecoming parade at 3:30 p.m. on September 23rd in downtown Stanwood. The map is below for you.
A big thank you goes to Taylor Almanza, Mac Martin, Aiden Hagglund, Maggie Martin, Garrett Fields and Jada Goldsmith for helping to visit local businesses to tell them about the parade.
SEPTEMBER 23RD - HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME/ALUMNI SIGN IN
SEPTEMBER 24TH - HOMECOMING DANCE
REMINDER: PSAT TESTING SPOTS - BUY NOW
The PSAT is recommended for students who want to "practice" before taking the SAT test. The test is designed for juniors. We will give the test on Saturday, October 15th. The cost is $40. Students can pay for the test in the main office. We only have 40 spots this year.
**Any junior who wants to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship program needs to take this test.
NEW: ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT UPDATE
We currently charge admission (cash only) for home events in the following sports: Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball and Wrestling. Ticket prices, determined by WESCO, are $7 and $5. SHS students get in free with their ASB card!
Student-athletes on academic probation can join us for optional Study Hall on late-start Wednesday mornings in the Library (7:30-8:45). Please reach out to our Athletic Office with any questions.
Home Events This Week:
Mon. Sep. 19 - Girls C Soccer (5pm), Boys JV Football (5pm)
Tue. Sep. 20 - Girls Swim (3pm), Girls JV/V Soccer (5/7pm), Volleyball (5:15/7pm)
Wed. Sep. 21 - Boys JV Tennis (3:30), Girls C Soccer (5pm)
Thu. Sep. 22 - Cross Country (3:45)
Fri. Sep. 23 - Football (7pm) *Homecoming game!
Thu. Oct. 13 - Panel Discussion on Collegiate Sports, in conjunction with CTE College & Career Ready Night
Thu. Oct. 22 - Stanwood Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
Tue. Nov. 1 - Online signups open for winter sports
NEW: SPIRIT WEEK SEPTEMBER 19TH-23RD
REMINDER: CELL PHONE USE ON CAMPUS
Teachers will ask students to keep their cell phones put away during class. Exceptions to that will be an educational activity where students can use their cell phones or maybe work time where students can listen to music.
Cell phones that are taken away will be locked up in the main office. Students can get their phones back at the end of the school day.
NEW: STATE EARTHQUAKE DRILL
REMINDER: VOLUNTEERING AT SHS
CALLING ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS!
Who wants to go back to high school for a couple days a year? We are gauging the interest for a parent volunteer group (no name yet) to be formed at the high school to support our students with positive engagement. This group would be like the Watchdogs groups that are formed at many of our elementary schools but is not exclusively for dads. We want everyone involved who wants to support our students and the hard-working staff at the high school. Our youth depend on us to lead by example! If you are interested, please e-mail your interest to join us for a short kick off meeting (time and date TBD) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, October 3rd.
REMINDER: YEARBOOK INFORMATION
So that we can make our yearbook ordering more accurate, yearbook sales will end Monday, January 28th, 2023. YEARBOOKS WILL NOT BE SOLD AFTER THAT DATE. Please keep your receipt to ensure that you can pick up your book at the end of the school year. The cost for all students is $50.00 through September 30th, 2022. October 1st-January 31st, 2023 the cost will be $70.00 each.
Senior photos will be due Friday, October 7th, 2022. Please schedule your photo shoot with a photographer as early in the summer as possible. Photographers and studios are very busy in the Fall. Guidelines for photo submission will be available in early in September on the high school's website.
Grad ads for seniors will be due Friday, October 21st, 2022. Instructions for the grad ads and submission guidelines will be available in early in September on the high school website.
UPDATED LIBRARY INFORMATION
Library Information: Check out our Banned Books Week display in the SHS Library. Chromebooks can be picked up in the main office. Check out the September Library Newsletter. The Library Website provides a lot of information regarding research and online resources, as well as textbook information. The library hours are 7:10 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click here to visit the Destiny Catalog.
REMINDER: CHROME BOOK ASSISTANCE/CHECKOUT
Support for Chromebooks will no longer be located in the Library. Students who need assistance with their Chromebook will need to visit the main office, specifically Mr. Ward. Students will be able to seek support during 5th and 6th periods of the school day.
Before seeking assistance, please try these troubleshooting steps:
September 16, 2022
This week we welcomed our youngest learners back to school! Our preschool program is up and running at Stanwood Elementary School, and the students couldn’t be more excited to learn, play, paint, and grow.
While at Port Susan Middle School this week, I observed students and staff taking note of the “Knight’s Code.” The staff developed this code to create schoolwide expectations and experiences for students; it was great to see students and staff making and keeping common agreements.
Thank you, families, for everything you have done to prepare your students for school this year. Students are arriving ready to learn, eager to grow, and engaged in learning daily. We look forward to partnering with you for the remainder of the school year.
Class Size and Strategic Plan
As we head into our third full week of school, we continue to monitor enrollment and class sizes. Our District Strategic Plan prioritizes small class sizes (Goal #1: Foundational Early Learning for Every Student), particularly in grades K-3. We know that keeping smaller class sizes at K-3 is the best practice. Based on current class sizes, we are adding the following classes:
• One Kindergarten class at Cedarhome
• One third grade class at Cedarhome
• One 1/2 split at Utsalady
Monitoring enrollment at all grade levels throughout the fourth day of school is a common practice; and triggers additional staffing (or reductions). This allows us to allocate resources responsibly to all schools and keep to our District Promise: All students in the Stanwood-Camano School District will be empowered to learn in an inclusive setting and prepared for the future of their choice.
Hispanic Heritage Month
From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the achievements, histories, traditions, and cultural diversity of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx Americans whose heritage is rooted in 20 Latin American countries and territories. Learn more about Hispanic Heritage Month HERE.
Employee Recognition Program
Please let us know about the extraordinary work our staff is doing! Nominations are now open for the 2022-23 Employee Recognition Program. Use the link below to nominate an SCSD staff member for Classified or Certificated Employee of the Month. Heritage Bank is a proud sponsor of the employee recognition program in partnership with Stanwood and Camano-Island area businesses. The nomination form is HERE.
Regular Board Meeting Sept. 20
The School Board will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Board Room at the district office. Agendas are posted before the meeting HERE, and Board Briefing meeting summaries are available HERE.
Deborah Rumbaugh, Ed.D.
NEW: BELL SCHEDULES FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19TH
Monday - Regular Schedule
Tuesday - Regular Schedule
Wednesday - Late Start Wednesday
Thursday - Regular Schedule
Friday - Assembly 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
September 19th-24th - Homecoming Week
September 23rd - Assembly
September 24th - Homecoming Dance
September 30th - Advisory
October 1st - SAT Test
October 4th - School Board Meeting 1 p.m.
October 10th - Financial Aid Night (time tbd)
October 13th - College and Career Readiness Night (time tbd)
October 15th - PSAT Test
October 18th - Retake School Picture Day 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
October 18th - Senior Class Meeting with Jostens during 5th period
October 18th - Senior Class Group Photo during 6th period
October 18th - School Board Meeting 6 p.m.
October 20th - State Earthquake Drill
October 21st - No School/Teacher Curriculum Day
October 22nd - Hall of Fame Athletic Banquet
October 29th - AWSL Student Leadership Conference
November 1st - School Board Meeting 1 p.m.
November 2nd - 4th Fall Conferences 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
November 2nd - Evening Conferences
November 4th - First Quarter Ends
November 8th - ASB Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
November 11th - No School, Veterans Day
November 15th - School Board Mtg. - 6 p.m.
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.