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.

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STUDENT SUPPORTS

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.


  1. Math & Science Night
    1. Tuesday January 10, 2:30 – 4:00 PM, SHS Commons, Pizza provided!
    2. Tuesday January 24, 2:30 – 4:00 PM, SHS Commons, Pizza provided!
  2. Power Lunch
    1. Wednesday, January 11, both lunches, SHS Room 251, Pizza provided.
  3. 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

As part of our annual action plan (AAP) for the 2022-2023 school year, we are working on engagement strategies in the classroom setting. When students get stuck, they often don't know what to do. We are encouraging students to use the strategies you see below.
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JANUARY 10 - MATH NIGHT

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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

Students will have an advisory session on Friday, January 13th. Advisory is held in between 2nd and 3rd periods (9:28 - 10:00 a.m.).

JANUARY 16TH - NO SCHOOL

We will not have school on Monday, January 16th, due to that day being Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

JANUARY 23RD - RUNNING START, COLLEGE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL & AP INFORMATION NIGHT

Students and families are welcome to join us Monday, January 23rd, from 6-7:00pm in the SHS PAC, where we will have reps from Skagit Valley College, Everett Community College and the ORCA program providing information regarding Running Start, College in the High School and AP Classes.

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.


The goal

Students working directly with the Superintendent, bringing the student voice to district level decision-making.


The work

Providing input on various topics including but not limited to school community, curriculum, school safety, social justice and opportunities for students.


The team

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.


Apply HERE

SENIOR LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTATION FROM SCAF

Seniors,

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

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The nomination period is now open for Stanwood-Camano School District’s Highly Capable Program. The class is for exceptionally advanced learners in reading and math for students in grades K-12.

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

Parents and Guardians, if you think your children qualify for free/reduced lunch program, please contact the school district, and ask for the free-lunch program.

https://www.stanwood.wednet.edu/departments/Food_Services/free___reduced_applications___information

You can fill out an application at any point during the school year.

ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

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Staff are continuing to work on ways to engage students more in their daily lessons. Below is an example of some strategies being used.

For any students who are needing their transcript sent to a college/university, please follow this LINK for the transcript request procedure. Thank you!

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


Visit our website for more information and follow along with us on social media at @go_shsspartans. Click Here for helpful links related to Spartan Athletics!


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)


UPCOMING:

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.

Friday Family Message for this week:


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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.



Counseling:

Paige Watson A – Em

Maren Holzinger En - K

Tricia Tayon L - Rh

Emily Elde Ri - Z


Administrators:

Carolyn Coombs A – K

Tom Wilfong L - Z

Zach Ward - Attendance

REMINDER: SCHOOL CALENDAR

To review the school calendar, click on the link below.


Student Calendar 22-23

UPCOMING EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS:


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

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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 (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu) 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 (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629-1200.