Lions Roar

Family & Community Newsletter for St. Helens High School

Friday, October 19, 2018

The Ripple Effect

Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2pm

2375 Gable Road

Saint Helens, OR

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Dating Basics and Healthy Relationships

Part of adolescence is learning to navigate social relationships. Click the link below to learn more about how to support your teen and get resources.

Successful Lockdown Drill

Student and staff safety are our number one priority at SHHS. Oregon law (ORS 336.071), requires “all schools instruct and drill students on emergency procedures so that students can respond to an emergency without confusion or panic...” This includes drills and instruction on fire, earthquake (and where appropriate tsunami), and safety threats (lockdown, lockout), shelter-in-place, and evacuation.


On Friday, 10/19, we held our first lockdown drill of the school year with great success. Our school community reacted quickly to lock themselves into quiet, dark spaces to protect themselves in case of a safety threat. Our admin team, custodians, support staff, and 6 police officers provided by SHPD Chief Greenway walked through the halls, checking classrooms, and assessing our level of response.


We will continue to work as a collaborative team to improve our systems to ensure that we stay staff in case of emergency. Great job, everyone!


Additional information on our protocols may be found here: http://iloveuguys.org/srp.html

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Attention Seniors!

Jostens will be here with graduation information on Wednesday, 10/24 during AAP in the gym. Make sure you are here to get important information!
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Fall Election Season

'Tis the season for political ads and campaigning. While many of our high school students have not yet reached voting age, it is important to talk about the election process with them and encourage critical thinking. Here is a link to some age-appropriate tips: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/easy-ways-to-steer-kids-through-the-political-season
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End of Quarter is around the corner!

November 8 is the last day of the quarter! Please make sure that you are checking StudentVUE/ParentVUE and following up with your teachers to ensure that you are on-track. If you do not have access to these programs, contact the office at 503-397-1900 for assistance. This is the halfway point to the semester grade.


If you are interested in attending Homework Club afterschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays for extra support, please contact Mr. Frisk at troyf@sthelens.k12.or.us. Transportation is available.

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27th Annual Kiwanis Daybreakers Children's Fair - Sat. Oct. 27

Please join us in the SHHS Commons on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10am-4pm. Sponsored by the Kiwanis, this event brings a lot of activities for children and access to resources for our local families. Join in the fun and bring the kids!
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