STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

FAMILY UPDATE FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 7TH, 2022

SHS VISION STATEMENT

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

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This year we are focusing on having students be present in class. That means to be engaged in the learning. We are encouraging staff to utilize classroom strategies to set up opportunities for student engagement.


You can help us with these efforts by having conversations at home about the use of cell phones during class time. We want students to ONLY have their cell phones out when teachers have told students they can use their cell phones for an educational activity.


Thank you for your help with this.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS REMINDER

Don't forget to move your clock BACK an hour late Saturday night or early Sunday morning for daylight savings time.
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TRUNK OR TREAT PHOTOS

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NOVEMBER 8TH - MATH NIGHT

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NOVEMBER 9TH - VETERAN'S DAY GRADE LEVEL ASSEMBLIES

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On Wednesday, November 9th, we will hold grade level assemblies in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) for Veteran's Day.


12th grade - 2nd period

11th grade - 3rd period

10th grade - 5th period

9th grade - 6th period

NOVEMBER 11TH - NO SCHOOL

We will not have school on Friday, November 11th, due to Veteran's Day.

NOVEMBER 11, 12, 18, 19 - FALL PLAY

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APPRENTICESHIP AND CAREER JOB FAIR

Apprenticeship & Career Job Fair

Thursday, November 17 | Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center | 4PM-7PM | FREE


Apprenticeships are a combination of structured, paid, on-the-job training plus college-level classroom instruction.


Meet 20+ apprenticeships organizations during Sno-Isle's National Apprenticeship Week Celebration.


Enjoy free food and hands-on activities for all ages!


Register here

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apprenticeship-career-job-fair-tickets-418130177617

STATE CROSS COUNTRY SEND OFF

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Congratulations to the following students for participating at the state cross country meet:


Aubree Carr, Ryan Khoury, and Lael ten Hoopen.

DISTRICT/SCHOOL BOUNDARIES

School Boundaries


As you have heard by now the District is looking at adjusting our school boundaries due to unbalanced enrollment. We work alongside a community group called the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC). Anyone can join this group; the next meeting is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at Port Susan Middle School. We are reviewing the district’s projected enrollment through 2031, studying current overcrowding, and analyzing new boundary options to recommend to the school board in the spring. Please consider joining the CFAC or attending one of our community feedback sessions. We want your input! All of the details are HERE.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

As the weather forecasts indicate, we may see cold weather this winter. Our Superintendent, Dr. Rumbaugh, has shared with everyone how we make the determination to delay or close schools due to ice, snow, flooding, etc.


  • Safety first! We consider the safety of our children on buses, our student drivers, families driving and walking to school, and the safety of our staff, especially our bus drivers.

  • We monitor weather patterns using multiple methods 24/7. In particular, we use a tool called Accuweather that is specifically designed to support school districts in looking ahead at weather patterns.

  • When there is a concern about school starting on time, our staff begins driving the roads throughout the district as early as 2 a.m. We take photos, check road conditions, monitor traffic, look for hazards, etc. We typically drive the roads multiple times in the early morning to determine if conditions are improving, worsening, or staying the same.

  • We strive to decide about the school day by 5 a.m. Once the decision is made, we begin communicating with families and staff. We communicate through:

    • Autodialer (via School Messenger)

    • Email (via School Messenger)

    • Website

    • Flash Alert


Predicting the weather is a challenge, and our primary goal is to ensure that the roads are safe, our campuses are easy to navigate, and the weather does not impede a safe school day.

OCTOBER CULINARY ARTS GINGERBREAD HOUSE

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Above is the winning "gingerbread house" from the culinary arts program.

ART PROJECT

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In celebration of Native American Month, the art students made authentic red clay pinch pots with patterns from local tribes as decoration. Many tribes are continuing to preserve their native heritage by digging their own clay, handbuilding pottery, and firing their work in a wood fire pit. The pieces they built were both for artistic expression and for storage and cooking just as their ancestors did.

ASB UPDATE

Click on the file below for an update from our ASB executive council.

CLUB HIGHLIGHT

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FBLA is a national student leadership organization meant for students who want to distinguish themselves through business-related competitions; we have over 70 events for members to choose from. This year, all prospective students completed the Business Achievement Award "Contributer" level to demonstrate their individual commitment to the Stanwood FBLA program at Stanwood High School. Officers this year are: Chloe Corbett (Chapter President), Mason Ferguson (Chapter Vice President), Andrew Norton (Chapter Treasurer), Brooklyn Scanzon (Chapter Secretary) and Addison Groves-Berner (Chapter Public Relations). FBLA meets bi-weekly before school on Wednesdays in Mr. Colby's classroom (third floor, room 315). To find out more please send Mr. Colby (Chapter Adviser) an email (gcolby@stanwood.wednet.edu). Go Stanwood FBLA!

ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

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Above you will find our annual action plan, the student goals and teacher strategies we are working on this year. This week we are working on our MTSS flowchart to show what tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 academic and behavior strategies we use at SHS.


We are currently looking at how to modify our advisory program. Special education staff are collaborating with general education teachers on modifying assignments and assessments.


The next staff training in December will cover engagement strategies.

REMINDER: SCHOOL BOARD WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU!

The Board of Directors is setting a variety of dates, times and locations to meet with their constituents throughout the school year. Board members look forward to listening and learning about the communities' opinions, suggestions, and concerns. There is no agenda for these events; they are completely informal and anyone can attend.

Listed below are upcoming fall dates - additional dates will be set later in the school year. All events start at 6:00 PM and will be held in the school library:


November 8, Director Miranda Evans at Utsalady Elementary

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT UPDATE

REMINDER: WARM COATS FOR KIDS

The football team won their game Friday night and will play next weekend for the next round in state playoffs.


Cross country and swim results will be shared next week.


Please checkout our new Spartan Sideline Store to purchase spirit wear! Order by November 28th (and use code SPIRIT for 25% off) for delivery by the holidays!

https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/washington/stanwood/stanwood-high-school


Winter Sports Signups are now open! Visit our "Sports Signup Info" page for instructions. Make sure that your parent or guardian has their Family Access login handy & your sports physical is current.


Student-athletes who need some 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!


UPCOMING:

Mon. Nov. 14 - Winter Sports begin (Basketball, Cheer, Boys Swim, Wrestling)

Thu. Nov. 17 - Winter Sports Parent Info Meeting 5 or 7pm

Mon. Feb. 27 - Spring Sports begin

Thu. June 1 - Senior Athletic Awards Night


WEEK 1 Practice Schedule:

Boys Basketball 2:30-5

Girls Basketball 5-7:30

Boys Swim 2:30-4:30 @ YMCA

Boys Wrestling 2:30-4:30

Girls Wrestling 4:30-6:30

Varsity Cheer 2:40-5

JV Cheer 2:45-4:30 @ LHHS

If your child needs a coat to keep warm this winter, the food bank can help. Sizes range from Newborn to 4XL. Website link


Shopping Days

Wednesdays 10am-3pm

Saturdays 10am-2pm

They are open at the same time as the Food Bank distribution days. They accept walk-ins, no appointments or vouchers needed.


Date

Wed Oct 19, 2022 – Sat Jan 14, 2023


Location

“New” Food Bank/Old Thrift Store


Eligibility

0-18 years old and Food Bank Member

REMINDER: LIBRARY INFORMATION

The month of November is National Family Literacy Month as well as National Memoir Writing Month! There are many literary celebrations in November, including High Five Librarian’s Day. Check out all the details in the November Library Newsletter!

Don’t forget to check your Destiny account for library book due dates! Renew books online using the Destiny Catalog or stop by the library! Don’t forget to check out the SHS Library Website and the Complete Research Toolkit website.

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


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NEW: BELL SCHEDULES FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 7TH

Monday - Regular Schedule


Tuesday - Regular Schedule


Wednesday - Late Start


Thursday - Regular Schedule


Friday - No School

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:


November 8th - ASB Blood Drive 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


November 11th - No School, Veterans Day, Fall Play "Arsenic and Old Lace" 7 p.m.


November 12th - Fall Play "Arsenic and Old Lace" 7 p.m.


November 15th - School Board Mtg. - 6 p.m.


November 18th - Fall Play "Arsenic and Old Lace" 7 p.m.


November 19th - Fall Play "Arsenic and Old Lace" 7 p.m.


December 3rd - SAT Testing


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


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

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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.