High School Staff Newsletter

May 4 - 8


Our Vision of Learning

In full support of our district mission and vision, we at SCC High School are committed to...

Creating a learning experience built on creativity, choice, efficiency, and engagement, resulting in high-achieving and creative problem-solvers who take intellectual risks to discover the world around them and maximize their potential.

We Have the Power to...

  • SERVE others
  • show EMPATHY
  • LIFT others UP

Staff Meeting Tomorrow 10:00 am

Monday, May 4th Virtual Staff Meeting - 10:00 am

To submit questions for our virtual staff meeting tomorrow, please use the link below.

May 4th Staff Meeting: Virtual Learning Questions

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How I'm Handling Online Teaching (Original Screaming Teacher Video)
Me exercising my way back to the refrigerator for another snack..LOL
COVID-19 Planning Information

Click this link for a detailed look at the plan for the coming weeks.


If you have any type of concern (physical, mental, social) please complete this for so Tracy and Travis can respond. Please remember that completing this does not eliminate your responsibility as a mandatory reporter.


Please complete this form each Friday. You do not need to add the same student more than once.

Students Not Engaging SPREADSHEET

This document contains the survey results. Please use this link to REMOVE students who no longer belong on the list. Please don't sort.


This is a live document to help us keep track of students we know don't have internet access. When you come across a student without internet, please add their name here.

Shoutouts and Celebrations

Thank you for your outstanding effort, kindness, excellence, and selflessness.

Whole Math Team - Working hard to place kids in the right math classes

Tracy Klein - Continued leadership with AP testing. It's a whole new world and you're keeping us informed!

Garret Wenzel - Showing me his crazy good trout fishing skills and showing me his secret fishing holes on the Kinni.

Kurt Soderberg - Wrote a letter of recommendation for me for grad school on short notice when he has hundreds of other tasks to complete. Thank you!

Beth Ombati - Thanks for a great Virtual Fun Friday. It's really fun to find new ways to interact with the students and they really enjoy it too. Keep on keeping on. :)

Logan Kimberly - Girls Golf Team - Academic All-State Winners!!

Carolyn Lent - Making remarkable efforts to help seniors get math work done to graduate. Wow!

SPED Teachers - The BEST advocates for your students. You each help me to be better every day for these kids. Thanks!

Vicki Dresang-Talapa, Tammy Merth, Chris Deno, Lori Cress, & Wendy Hoverson - Happy (late) Administrative Professionals Day! Even when we aren't having "normal" school, you are the foundation that holds the building up. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!

Unknown - Thank you for the SCC hero yard sign! It was a pleasant surprise!

Chris Buckel - Thank you for showing great leadership in the Social Studies Department. Your leadership will propel us to new heights!

Logan Kimberly - Checking in on me almost daily to make sure I’m doing well and to make sure I do something fun for myself each day as well. Thank you

Kurt Soderberg - Always making sure we’re doing alright and that we have everything we need

Secret Sign Crew - Thanks for the cool signs for teachers! What a nice surprise!

Kurt Soderberg - Thank you for delivering the sign to my home. It truly made me feel appreciated during a time that has been difficult. It meant a lot.

Lori Cress, Chris Deno, Wendy Hoverson, Vicki Dresang-Talapa, Tracy Klein, Travis Madigan, & Jason Koele - Thank you for meeting on Friday to make plans that will keep things moving forward and prepare for things that could be coming around the corner.

Teaching Staff - Thank you for working on your courses, sections, and students so Chris can begin putting together a plan for 2020-21

Mitch Klimek, Dani Wollberg, and Heather Jourdeans - Thank you for testing the Skyward SBG potential. Mucho Appreciato! (fake Spanish)

Dan Ruud - Thanks for helping me setup and organize the senior tributes for FB.

Entire Staff - I am seeing MANY examples of adults standing in the gap for students and other adults. It has been anything but easy and your dedication to doing right by kids, families, and each other inspires me to be my very best!

Travis Madigan and the scholarship ghost crew - Scholarships are a big deal and you all have handled it with amazing clarity and dedication. Way to go, all.

Amanda Arnold - Coordinated a performance of "Misty Mountains" by her Men's Choir.... REMOTELY! It is really RAD (according to Griffin). Perhaps, if you ask nicely, she will share the video with you. Great work.

Rachel Hanson - For making and delivering May Day baskets for her students.


Using Google Classroom for Google Meet

Google Meet integration within Google Classroom. This is an instructional video from Dan. Please read the full content of his email in your Gmail account.

Using Google Meet Nicknames or Codes

Google Meet Nicknames or Codes. This is an instructional video from Dan. Please read the full content of his email in your Gmail account.

Using Virtual Desktop

Using Virtual Desktop. This is an instructional video from Dan. Please read the full content of his email in your Gmail account.



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