Dear Sehome Community,

Cinderella kicked off this week. It is an incredible show. If you have not had a chance to see it yet, this is your last week to check it out! Use the link below to order your tickets. Everyone who has seen it so far has left with a huge smile and nothing but great things to say about the acting, singing, orchestra, and technical pieces of the show. A huge thank you to all of our staff and students for their work on this performance!

Thursday, we welcome our incoming 9th graders to see Cinderella in the morning and then have a fun afternoon touring Sehome and getting a taste of what it is like to be a Sehome Mariner. To accommodate this visit, all current Sehome students will take first lunch on Thursday only.

As May comes to an end, I would recommend starting to look around the house for any textbooks, library books, or uniforms that need to be returned to school. If you are wondering about any missing items, fines, or fees on your account, please email Cathy Moran and she can send you the most updated information. This is especially vital for seniors as this will need to be cleaned up before graduating. Start early!

Make it a great week!

Sonia Cole


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Awesome Job Sehome Girls Golf. 3 entries to State- Congratulations Hannah Hochsprung, Lucy Hodson and Mylie Alexander! All 3 will be competing in the WIAA State Tournament next Tuesday and Wednesday in Olympia.

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Congratulations Wes Bothel and John Kummer who tied for 8th place at districts and qualified for state. Also congratulations to Gabe Quick and Baker Kelling who are District 1 Alternates. ON TO STATE!!!



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Jennifer Gaer is hard at work planning for the Back to School Block Party at BHS on August 20th 10am-2pm. One piece of the block party will be a gear swap. Starting later this month (after spring sports wrap up) we are hoping to put boxes in a spot in each school to collect gently used athletic equipment/gear. Many of our athletes and families struggle to outfit themselves for sports each year, and we see this as an opportunity to help our families get the gear they need before next year. Jennifer and I will be in touch with each MS and HS school individually to ensure we have this box in a spot that works for you all; we will drop it, pick it up, and hopefully not create any additional work. I will send advertisement info as we get closer to donation phase of this project.

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Senior Celebration on Fri. June 10, 2022 from 11AM to 1PM

Senior Celebration on Fri. June 10, 2022 from 11AM to 1PM

Food trucks, music, a photo backdrop, and yearbook signing!

We need volunteers for the day of to help make this event a success!

Due to limited funds and increase food costs,, the PTSA is unable to cover all of the costs. We’re including a donation link and we’d be so grateful for your support.

Questions about the event or how to make a donation, feel free to reach out to us at

Thank you so much ~ PTSA Senior Celebration Committee

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Sehome PROM 2022 - June 4th

Food and Volunteers. We need lots of both! Please don't be shy about signing up so that our Junior and Senior Prom will be a night these kids will remember.

PROM 2022 | June 4, 2022 | Fisherman's Pavillion | 9 - 11 PM

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Sehome Mariner Band Auction and Concert

Thursday June 9, 2022 at 6:00pm

Please join us for a fun filled evening with your talented Sehome High School band and their director, Mr. Rose. The concert is FREE for everyone to enjoy great music and there is no obligation to participate in the action.

Here is a preview of some auction items that we already have:

· Seahawks Season Opener Tickets (2 tix at Club House Level)

· Customized Private Yacht Cruise with lunch (up to 4 people)

· Mt. Baker Theater Tickets

· Bellingham Symphony Tickets

· Dinner Gift Cards for various iconic Bellingham venues

· Music Lesson and Supplies

· Self-care Teeth and Hair Products

· Book Lovers Basket and Pet Lovers Basket

· Brewery merch from local breweries

· And much, much more…

Come and enjoy a great evening of entertainment and the ability to score big, all while supporting your SHS band. All winners will be announced the evening of the concert.

Funds will be utilized to further musician training, purchase musical equipment, expand music course offerings, and to provide scholarships to increase the diversity and equity of musical opportunities at SHS.


Students in Bellingham Public Schools who will be in grades 9-12 in fall 2022 may take free online courses for summer school using the Edgenuity platform for credit retrieval or credit ahead.

Please note: students entering ninth grade are limited to Computer Applications and Health for credit ahead.

Summer school courses are accelerated, completing an 18-week class in a compressed 6-week time frame. For this reason, although the coursework is completed online, students need to attend in person at Options High School Monday through Thursday from June 27 to August 4, 2022. This ensures they have quick access to academic and/or technical help.

For more information about high school summer school through Edgenuity, please see the summer 2022 registration form. If you have additional questions, please contact your high school counselor or secondary summer school principal Ronni Weston via email or at 360-647-6871.

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  • Families and students can get connected with middle school and high school sports for next year on finalforms now. Most families received email communication about this through school messenger, but a number of our emails don’t work and a few students who haven't been assigned a school next year didn’t hear about registering for sports/clubs for next year. Please share this information with families:
    1. Sign up for athletics and activities for the 2022-2023 school year now!
    2. To get signed up and learn more, head to our school's activity and athletics site:
    3. If your student is interested in participating, sign up now to learn about camps, workouts, and connection opportunities over the summer.
    4. All students interested in participating in a sport, need a valid sports physical. Make an appointment with your primary care provider for a well child check, and ask for a sports physical to ensure your student athlete can start right away next year.


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Click CITY OF BELLINGHAM SUMMER ACTIVITES PLAYBOOK to find summer activities/camps for your family. Page 24 of the City of Bellingham playbook lists camps that are led by High School coaches and are an awesome opportunity for students and families to get to know the HS programs, coaches, and athletes. In addition to this, camps serve as fundraisers for our programs.

Here is a link to register for camps CAMP REGISTRATION

COB offers various scholarships under the Pass Program and Blue Skies for Children. Email for further information.

Bellingham Schools Foundation also offers some scholarship opportunities for summer programming. Email for further information.

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The tutoring center offers help with most subjects taught at SHS…Contact the Learning Center and we will try to find you the help you need.

About the tutors:

They work with students 1:1 or in small groups in their content areas of expertise

· Answer questions on course content

· Aid in comprehension of course material, review, and test preparation

· Patient, dependable, and responsible when working with students

· Friendly, flexible, and sensitive to demands of high school students

Schedule a tutoring appointment

Visit the learning center website


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Do you have a 15-year-old or soon-to-be 15-year old that is interested in driving

and getting their license?

They can take Traffic Safety Education (TSE) through the school. Classes will start September 2022 and February 2023. The only requirements are that (1) your student is 15 before the first day of class and (2) to add TSE to course registration happening now.

Not in the class yet and still want to get a permit? Students as young as 15 can take the knowledge test. Successfully passing the knowledge test will allow them to obtain a permit.

To get a license, they will still need to complete TSE or wait until they are 18 years old.

The knowledge test is offered for free. To sign up, use this link:

If you have other questions, you can refer to the Department of Licensing for steps to obtaining a driver’s license.

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The latest Hot Jobs has been posted. We are receiving listings from local businesses regarding some great summer jobs as well! We will have a list of jobs for our graduating seniors too.

Hot Jobs – Sehome High School (

Here are a couple from the City of Bellingham:

“Thinking about summer? We are too! We are hiring now for summer help with our Maintenance and Operations (15 positions), and Shop/Stores division (1 position)”

👉 Road job details:

👉 Stores job details:

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After School Meal Program


After-school dinner program free for all children 18 and under

Bellingham Public Schools serves hot dinner at no cost to all children 18 and under. These meals are offered from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday through June 16, 2022. Dinner is served in the Shuksan Middle School cafeteria, located at 2717 Alderwood Avenue (at the corner of Northwest and Alderwood). It does not matter what school you attend in the district.

Accompanying adults are charged $4.75 per meal — please bring cash or check. Please plan to eat onsite in the Shuksan cafeteria.

The daily Monday through Thursday dinner menu is listed on the school menu webpage by day after the lunch listing.

Please note: Dinner will not be served on school holidays or on the following all school early dismissal days: Nov. 4, Nov. 24, Dec. 9, Feb. 10, March 10 and April 28.

Programa gratuito de cenas después de la escuela para todos los niños de 18 años o menos

Las Escuelas Públicas de Bellingham sirven cenas calientes sin costo alguno a todos los niños de 18 años o menos. Las cenas se ofrecen de las 5 a las 6 de la tarde de lunes a jueves hasta el 16 de junio de 2022. La cena se sirve en la cafetería de la Escuela Secundaria Shuksan, ubicada en el 2717 de Alderwood Avenue (en la esquina de Northwest y Alderwood). No importa a qué escuela asista en el distrito.

A los adultos acompañantes se les cobrará $4.75 dólares por comida - sólo en efectivo o con cheque. Todas las comidas deben ser consumidas en la cafetería de Shuksan.

El menú diario de la cena se encuentra por día en la página de internet de los menús escolares después del listado del lonche o almuerzo.

Por favor, tenga en cuenta: La cena no se servirá en los días festivos de la escuela o en los siguientes días de salida temprana de la escuela: 4 de noviembre, 24 de noviembre, 9 de diciembre, 10 de febrero, 10 de marzo y 28 de abril.

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Emergency and Weather Procedures

It’s that time of year to think about snow and our procedures and impact of weather-related school cancellations.

Depending on conditions (which could include snow, flooding, power outages, etc.), school could:

  • close for the day (in the case of widespread power outages),
  • open two hours late with regular bus routes or snow bus routes,
  • open on time with snow bus routes.

How can I get weather/emergency information?

Changes to the school schedule are usually announced by 6 a.m., and we use a variety of methods to keep families informed:

  • Sign up for alerts: To receive email, phone, and/or text alerts, set your communication preferences on the Skylert tab within Skyward Family Access. (Need help? go here for step-by-step directions or contact 360-676-6520.)
  • Tune to local media: 790 AM, 96.5 FM, 104.1 FM or Seattle media.
  • Check
  • Check @BhamSD on Twitter, @bellinghamschools on Facebook and @bellinghamschools on Instagram
  • Call 360-676-6400 for a recorded message.
  • Call 360-647-6815 for a message translated in Español, русский, tính từ and Punjabi.

Please familiarize yourself with our weather procedures at

How to find your snow bus route:

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When a student requires medication at school, either prescription or over the counter (OTC), parents/guardians must return a completed medication authorization form with directions from a licensed health care provider (LHCP) to Sehome. One exception is that certain OTC medications that are self-administered do not require LHCP instructions, but they do require a parent/guardian to complete the medication authorization form. There is no situation that a student taking medications at school does not need a medication authorization on file.

The privilege of students self-caring their medications, whether prescription or OTC, requires students to take their medication as instructed on the authorization and being aware that they may not share their medications with anyone. Medications brought to school must be in the original prescription container or manufacturers labelled OTC container. Medication authorizations expire at the end of the current school year, or sooner as per LHCP instructions.

Link to Medication Authorization Form can be found here


Sonia Cole, Principal:

Steve Clarke, Sub Assistant Principal for Mike Couto: A - K

Bethany Barrett, Assistant Principal: L - Z

Colin Cushman, Athletics & Activities:

Amy Hjelt, Counselor A - D:

Jeff Smith, Counselor E-K:

Hana Schutz, Counselor L-Re:

John Vandermolen, Counselor Rh - Z: