Howling Herald

February 10, 2023

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Hello Wolf Pack,

ASB Events, like Fill the Truck Food Drive and Candy Gram sales, and the boys' basketball games made for a festive week. Our 7th & 8th grade varsity teams scrimmaged each other Thursday morning and battled it out right to the end with the 7th grade team pulling off the victory by 1 point. We'd like to invite Wolf Pack families to come cheer on our teams as they play GMS on Monday at Ridgeline High School. Games begin between 3:30-5:45. (Detailed schedule below.)

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This Week & Upcoming Events:

This Week:

  • Yoga Fundraiser at The Mat on Saturday, Feb. 11. Details below.
  • Boys' Basketball Games on Monday will be held @ Ridgeline High School
  • A.S.B. Candy Grams: Last day Monday
  • A.S.B. Spirit Day: Wear white, red, and/or pink on Tuesday.
  • Feb. 14- Group pictures for yearbook
  • Girls' Basketball begins Thursday, Feb. 16. Sign up in Final Forms now.
  • See boys' basketball game schedule below.

Coming Soon:

  • No school on Monday, Feb. 20th in honor of Presidents' Day
  • Conferences Feb. 22-24- Be watching for information about our new focus and format.
  • Career Fair Feb. 24
  • Chess Night, Friday, Feb. 24th. Details below.
  • Pack Attack High 5 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament-- March 3rd. Sign up forms are available at lunch.
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7th & 8th Grade Girls--We need YOU!

It's time to sign up for basketball.

Practice begins Thursday, Feb. 16. Sign up in Final Forms and be a part of a memorable season.

Fill the Truck Food Drive Update

Well our food drive was a smashing success!!!

Leadership students worked hard collecting food from classrooms and totally points all week.

Congratulations to...

Mr. Northern's 1st Period who came in first place with 557 points.

Mrs. Fox's class who came in second with 431 points.

& Mr. VanAssche's class who earned 3rd with 380 points.

As a school we collected 2867.5 points and the real winners are Spokane Valley Partners who will be able to serve families across our community for months to come.

Group Photos will be taken Tuesday, Feb. 14th.

Students who participate in clubs and groups like choir, Ping Pong Club, orchestra, etc., were given picture envelopes. Those groups will have their pictures taken Tuesday.

Lego Club News

We’re off to the races in Lego Club! Congrats to our distance winners Noah, Owen, and Tayne! You’re welcome to join us Wednesdays after school until 3:45pm. Sign up on Final Forms and make sure your ASB fee is paid. We look forward to building with you!

NO LEGO CLUB on February 22 due to conferences.

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Positives for our Wolf Pack

Congrats to Emily H who won the Hello, Sugar raffle prize.

The 4 winners of the personalize GU water bottles and posters will be announced on Monday.

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In case you missed this in last week's newsletter...

Teachers reviewed Quarter 3 PACK Expectations with students this week. While leaving backpacks, purses, fanny packs, and bags in lockers, has been an expectation all year, we did emphasize that we will be enforcing that consistently. A pencil pouch in a binder is a good spot to carry their needed supplies and materials.

We are also consistently enforcing cell phones, earbuds and other tech. There was a significant increase in the # of students with earbuds in throughout the day, along with students on phones: during class, leaving class to use phones in the hall or restroom, etc. We communicated with students that they may ask a staff member if they need to use their phone for something reasonable, otherwise, if phones or earbuds are out, they will go to the office for the remainder of the day.

Thank you for partnering with us around this, as we want students to engage in their learning and to take advantage of the time to socialize with others. Please limit your communication via student cell phones during school hours.

Finally, Mr. Larsen and Mrs. Hurst really appreciated the response from our Wolf PACK as we presented in classrooms around Student Responsibilities and Rights, specifically about bullying, language, and discriminatory harassment. Students could see how quickly "messing around" and "teasing" a classmate can quickly get out of hand and become a serious issue with corresponding discipline.

*Note: We linked both the Q3 PACK Expectations and the CVSD K-12 Student Responsibilities and Rights in case you have any questions or would like to view them.

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Contacts at Selkirk Middle School

Attendance Line: 558-6207 (or email:

Principal, Ty Larsen:

Asst. Principal, Jen Hurst:

Counselor, Connie Mott:

Head Secretary, Mandi Daniels:

Assistant Secretary, Denise Burgess:

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