Squalicum High School

November 22

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Week of November 25 - 29

Monday, November 25 - A Day

Winter Sports Parent Night Mandatory Meeting - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, November 26 - B Day

Pie & Pop Orchestra Concert - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, November 27 - A Day

Early Dismissal (see schedule below) - 1:30 pm

Thursday, November 28 - Friday, November 29

No School - Happy Thanksgiving


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A message from your SQHS Counseling Team (Ms. Smith-Hicks, Ms. Boyer, Mr. Wiley, Mr. Johnson)! Our students spend a lot of time plugged into their phones and technology. This can impact stress and sleep and overall well being. Below are some tips for managing online health.

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Bring Joy to a Child

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The SQHS Leadership Students/Link Crew Mentors went shopping this week for 16 Northern Heights' students and their families as part of the school's Bring Joy to a Child program. The need was great, and the student leaders purchased $1,800 worth of clothes, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc. (and dropped off 10 frozen turkeys to the food bank). Thanks to the crew at Fred Meyers for all their help. If you would still like to contribute we would greatly appreciate it. Check or cash donations can be made to the SQHS ASB. Thank you!

The Benefits of Volunteering

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Are you asking, “How do I get my picture up here?”

To be honored by the Bellingham Bay Rotary Club as a Student Volunteer you need to turn in your record of volunteer hours to Mrs. O’Brien in the Career/Counseling Center

This is how it works:

Volunteer! We can count any volunteering you have done since you graduated from eighth grade!

Come into the Career Center and pick up volunteer time sheets

Get them filled out and signed by the organization you volunteered with, or your parent.

Turn them into the Career Center basket.

Mrs. O’Brien will:

Make you a folder to keep your records in and keep track of the number of hours you have volunteered.

Create a letter to add to your college transcripts indicating the number of hours you have volunteered.

Nominate you to the Bellingham Bay Rotary Club to receive $100. They will also donate $100 to a charity of your choice, honor you at a luncheon and take your picture for our wall!

**For a listing of volunteer opportunities, please also check in the Career Center, on the Whatcom Volunteer website, in the Storm Forecast and check with local school clubs!

SQHS Drama Proudly Presents

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For the past couple of months, members of our SQHS Drama Club have been working on one of the world’s most famous pieces of literature, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest – A Trivial Play for Serious People. As a period piece, this production is incredibly difficult for high school students to perform with its subtle humor, overt punchlines, and ridiculous subtext, not to mention British accents. We had jitters going into opening night because you never know what to expect really until you have an audience, but I can say that I was thoroughly impressed by what our students did to create the zany world and triviality of the Victorian English Aristocracy.

We have three more performances this weekend before we wrap up our Fall production and the students would love to see you there! The shows are at 7:00 pm both this evening and tomorrow and at 2:00 PM on Sunday afternoon. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors, and $5 for children.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for all your support!!

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SQHS Cheerleaders are hosting a mini cheer camp for all students in grades K-5. The camp includes two days of cheer instruction routine practice, and fun with the cheer squad. Campers will then perform at half-time of the Saturday afternoon Varsity girls' basketball game. Cost is $35 and includes a t-shirt and free admission for the entire family to the game. Partial scholarships are also available.

Storm Riders Club - Helping Students Plan for Beyond High School

If your student is looking for additional support when it comes to making decisions after graduating high school, have them come to the Family Engagement Center on Thursdays 3:15-4:15 for the Storm Rider sessions! This will be designed by the students, for students with support from experienced college students/recent graduates of college. We will bring the content, energy, and food. Students will be able to build confidence, enhance their self-discovery, and be a part of a network that will help them go through the steps to get to where they want to be following graduation.

Although we are wanting to focus on first-generation students (broadly meaning you are the first in your immediate family to be attending high school, college, etc.) everyone is invited to attend.

Any questions? Please feel free to contact us at stormridersclub.sqhs@gmail.com.