STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

FAMILY UPDATE FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 5TH, 2022

SHS VISION STATEMENT

Stanwood Spartans are united in cultivating character, modeling respect, teaching leadership and connecting to community.

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Supporting Student Success:


Our teachers work hard to support students academically everyday. Partnering with students and parents/guardians in this work is very important. We have two more weeks before winter break and six school weeks before the end of 1st semester. Supporting students in staying caught up on their work and turning in any missing assignments is very important not only for student learning, but also in maintaining grades that will earn credits towards graduation.


Below are some steps you can take at home to support students academically:


  • Review any missing assignments with your student by having your student login to their Skyward account. Locate the missing work and support your student in completing it. You may reach out to teachers with any questions you have.


  • Review assignments with low scores and have students ask their teachers how they can redo an assignment or retake an assessment to show their new learning to earn a better grade.


  • Arrange a time for students to get additional time and support from their teacher.

JV CHEER TEAM AT A RECENT BASKETBALL GAME

DECEMBER 7TH - SHELTER-IN-PLACE DRILL

Staff and students will participate in a shelter-in-place drill on Wednesday, December 7th. By reviewing a video on shelter-in-place, staff and students will know and understand how to respond when there is a community emergency and we need to shelter-in-place.

DECEMBER 9TH - ADVISORY

Students will have an advisory session on Friday, December 9th, between second and third periods.

POLYNOMINAL ROLLER COASTERS - MATH CLASS PROJECT

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BUS DRIVERS NEEDED

Bus Drivers Needed! Call 360-629-1229 for more information.

988 CRISIS LINE FOR NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

The first mental and behavioral health 988 crisis line in the nation tailored for Native and Indigenous people, run by an all-Native team, went live in early November. This service is a part of the existing 988 hotline. Callers have the ability to press 4 to be connected with a counselor who is knowledgeable about the trauma and traditions of Native and Indigenous peoples of Washington state.

CLASS OF 2023 GRADUATION STATE PACKET AND PATHWAY INFORMATION

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) recently released two documents for the Class of 2023.


Class of 2023 Graduation packet


Class of 2023 Graduation pathway information

STUDENT CLOSED CAMPUS REMINDER

Reminder for students:

Please remember that SHS is a closed campus. Students must stay in designated areas at all times and this includes during the lunch hour. Sitting in cars or leaving campus during anytime of the school day is not allowed.

ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

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This past week the administrative team and Dr. Rumbaugh conducted classroom visits looking at note-taking strategies. We noticed that a majority of teachers were utilizing note-taking strategies that were reviewed in October. We observed students using their notes as a way to review for upcoming assessments or to complete assignments.


The next staff training on December 14th will cover student engagement strategies.

For any students who are needing their transcript sent to a college/university, please follow this LINK for the transcript request procedure. Thank you!

SPRING MUSICAL

Auditions for the Spring Musical will be held after school Monday, December 5 in the SHS Theatre (the PAC). Any questions see Mr. Sims room 154.

CLUB HIGHLIGHT

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Key Club does volunteering! Looks great on scholarship applications! We meet the third Wednesday morning at 8:30 in the back of the library.

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT UPDATE

Student-athletes who need extra time for homework are invited to join us for optional Study Hall on late-start Wednesday mornings in the Library (7:30-8:45). Every student-athlete is required to maintain passing grades with at least a 2.0 average in their current classes to be eligible to compete.


Visit our website for more information and follow along with us on social media at @go_shsspartans. Click Here for helpful links related to Spartan Athletics!



HOME EVENTS THIS WEEK:

Mon. Dec. 5 - Boys Basketball (5:40/7:15)

Tue. Dec. 6 - Boys Swim (3pm)

Tue. Dec. 6 - Boys & Girls Wrestling (5:45/7:00)

Thu. Dec. 8 - Boys Swim (3pm)

Thu. Dec. 8 - Girls Basketball (5:40/7:15)


UPCOMING:

Mon. Feb. 27 - Spring Sports begin

Thu. June 1 - Senior Athletic Awards Night

REMINDER: LIBRARY INFORMATION

December Library Information:

Some people say that December is Read a New Book Month. But others claim that September is Read a New Book Month. Either way, cold weather makes the idea of curling up with a good book especially appealing. Check out what’s new in the SHS Library in the December Library Newsletter! Check your Destiny account for library book due dates. You can self-renew books- check out the how-to-renew video or visit the Destiny Catalog here. The SHS Library website has tons of resources for all your academic needs as well as the Complete Research Toolkit - a website put together by your librarian.

Here is the link to this week's Friday Family Message:


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NEW: BELL SCHEDULES FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 5TH

Monday - Regular Schedule


Tuesday - Regular Schedule


Wednesday - Late Start Schedule


Thursday - Regular Schedule


Friday - Advisory 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.



Counseling:

Paige Watson A – Em

Maren Holzinger En - K

Tricia Tayon L - Rh

Emily Elde Ri - Z


Administrators:

Carolyn Coombs A – K

Tom Wilfong L - Z

Zach Ward - Attendance

REMINDER: SCHOOL CALENDAR

To review the school calendar, click on the link below.


Student Calendar 22-23

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS:


December 6th - School Board Meeting - 1:00 p.m.


December 9th - Advisory


December 12th - Winter Band Concert - 7:00 p.m.


December 15th - Winter Choir Concert - 7:00 p.m.


December 16th - Winter Wishes Assembly


December 19th - Jan 2nd - Winter Break


January 3rd - School Board Meeting - 1:00 p.m.


January 12th - ASVAB Testing (LHHS) 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.


January 16th - Martin Luther King Day - No School


January 21st - Country Living Expo - All Day

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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 (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu) 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 (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629-1200.