STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
FAMILY UPDATE FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 9, 2023
SHS VISION STATEMENT
Stanwood Spartans are united in cultivating character, modeling respect, teaching leadership and connecting to community.
The first semester ends on Friday, January 27th. The semester grades count toward graduation. Students need 24 credits to graduate from high school. Here are some additional supports we have in place this month to help struggling students.
- Math & Science Night
- Tuesday January 10, 2:30 – 4:00 PM, SHS Commons, Pizza provided!
- Tuesday January 24, 2:30 – 4:00 PM, SHS Commons, Pizza provided!
- Power Lunch
- Wednesday, January 11, both lunches, SHS Room 251, Pizza provided.
- Lunch time focus
a. Student tutors will be available during both lunches in the library to provide Math help on 1/12, 1/19, and 1/26.
Please encourage your student to speak with their teachers and counselors if they are struggling.
CLASSROOM ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES
JANUARY 10 - MATH NIGHT
JANUARY 11TH - GRADE LEVEL ASSEMBLIES
We will hold grade level assemblies on Wednesday, January 11th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Students need to go directly to the PAC for their grade level assembly.
2nd period - Seniors
3rd period - Juniors
5th period - Sophomores
6th period - Freshmen
JANUARY 13TH - ADVISORY
JANUARY 16TH - NO SCHOOL
JANUARY 23RD - RUNNING START, COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL & AP INFORMATION NIGHT
FEBRUARY 6TH - CLASS FAIR
We will be offering a class fair for the 2023-2024 school year on Monday, February 6th. This will take place in the evening in the commons area. The time will be announced soon.
Students will be submitting their course requests for the 23-24 school year in late February. This class fair provides students and families an opportunity to talk with teachers about various courses we offer.
CALLING ALL STANWOOD HIGH & LINCOLN HILL HIGH STUDENTS!
We want your unique perspective and voice at the table to share what your school communities need and how we can better support students. This diverse group will form the inaugural Student-Superintendent Leadership Team.
Through this leadership team you will have the opportunity to work alongside Superintendent Dr. Rumbaugh and other district leaders to help shape the future of Stanwood-Camano schools. You will also develop your leadership, advocacy, and collaboration skills alongside a diverse community of peers. The team meets at the District office once a month.
Students working directly with the Superintendent, bringing the student voice to district level decision-making.
Providing input on various topics including but not limited to school community, curriculum, school safety, social justice and opportunities for students.
About 8-10 students from Stanwood High and about 4-6 students from Lincoln Hill High who represent and reflect the diversity of the district.
You can apply now for the Student-Superintendent Leadership Team using this form. Please spread the word to any and all who you think should consider joining this team. The deadline is January 24.
SENIOR LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTATION FROM SCAF
In case you missed the presentation on applying for the Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation Scholarships or need a refresher, here is the link to the video of the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFptNirFQC8
Just a reminder, there are a lot of scholarship opportunities available for students pursuing almost all pathways after high school. Please take some time to visit the SCAF website to learn more: https://s-caf.org/high_school_scholarships
A reminder about Transcripts. Transcripts will be available in Mid February. We will let you know when you can begin requesting these.
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR HIGHLY CAPABLE PROGRAM
Read more about the Highly Capable Program HERE
Nomination packets are available from school building secretaries or can be downloaded HERE
The nominations are due by January 26.
COURSE REGISTRATION FOR 23-24 SCHOOL YEAR
We have moved up our typical timeline for students to submit course requests for the 2023-2024 school year.
Current SHS students will submit requests the week of February 20th. Incoming 9th grade students (current 8th grade students) will submit requests in early February.
More information will be coming along with our new course catalog.
FREE/REDUCED LUNCH PROGRAM
You can fill out an application at any point during the school year.
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
Staff are continuing to work on ways to engage students more in their daily lessons. Below is an example of some strategies being used.
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT UPDATE
February 1 is "National Girls and Women in Sports Day". To celebrate, we are hosting a free Sports Clinic at SHS! Stanwood-Camano students in grades 3-6 are invited try a few of our sports from 2:00-4:30pm. Sign up by clicking HERE!
The nomination period for the Stanwood Athletic Hall of Fame is open between January 1 - February 15th. The Hall of Fame celebrates our history by honoring past athletic Contributors, Coaches, Athletes and Teams. Nomination Form
HOME EVENTS THIS WEEK:
Tue. Jan. 10 - Girls Basketball (5:40/7:15)
Thu. Jan. 12 - Boys Basketball (5:40/7:15)
Sat. Jan. 14 - Girls Basketball (12:00/2:15)
Wed. Feb. 1 - Spring sports signup opens
Mon. Feb. 27 - Spring Sports begin
Thu. June 1 - Senior Athletic Awards Night
REMINDER: LIBRARY INFORMATION
January Library Information
There are a lot of literary celebrations in the month of January, including Copyright Law Day, Poetry-at-Work Day, Book Publishers Day, National Handwriting Day, and Library Shelfie Day. Learn more about these significant dates in the January Library Newsletter! Be sure to check your Destiny account for library book due dates. You can self-renew books- check out the how-to-renew presentation or visit the Destiny Catalog here. The SHS Library website has tons of resources for all your academic needs as well as the Complete Research Toolkit - a website put together by your librarian, Ms. Byrum.
NEW: BELL SCHEDULES FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 9TH
Monday - Regular Schedule
Tuesday - Regular Schedule
Wednesday - Late Start Schedule
Thursday - Regular Schedule
Friday - Advisory Schedule
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.
Paige Watson A – Em
Maren Holzinger En - K
Tricia Tayon L - Rh
Emily Elde Ri - Z
Carolyn Coombs A – K
Tom Wilfong L - Z
Zach Ward - Attendance
January 9th - Special School Board meeting 6 p.m.
January 11th - Grade level assemblies
January 12th - ASVAB Testing (LHHS) 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.
January 13th - Advisory
January 16th - Martin Luther King Day - No School
January 20th - Advisory
January 21st - Country Living Expo - All Day
January 27th - Advisory
January 30th - No School/Teacher Grading Day
February 17th - 20th - No School
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 (email@example.com), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (firstname.lastname@example.org), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629-1200.