Sandpoint High School
Message from the Principal-
We are now in the home stretch! This time of year always seems to go the fastest as we wrap up one year and plan for the next.
We are currently just wrapping up ISAT testing as well as student registration for next year. If you have not talked to your child about next year’s classes, please ask to see what they are registering for. It is critical we are as accurate as possible as we create the master class schedule based on registration requests.
We are in mid season for all spring activities. Although the weather has not completely cooperated with us, we have still been playing most games and contests. You should take advantage of some nice weather when we get and come watch some or our amazing student athletes before it’s too late.
Maybe the biggest announcement of all is that I will be taking on new responsibilities next year as the Principal of Lake Pend Oreille High School while current Vice Principal Mr. Dickinson will take over the role as Principal of Sandpoint High School. I have no doubt SHS will be in great hands and the transition will be smooth.
As always, if you have any questions or input, please feel free to contact me and let me know what you think.
David Miles II; Sandpoint High School Principal
Elk Students of the Month-March
CARE Students of the Month - March
Cresanna Authier - CARE Student of the Month
Teachers selected the following students from their departments as students of the month. Daniel Combs, Annie Gove, Megan Parrie, Hanna Franck, Hailey Laniem Cresanna Authier, Azalea Gonzales, Ellie Klippel, and Phoenix Secor. These students are recognized for one or more of the following attributes, cooperation, leadership, community involvement/service, consideration to
others,outstanding attitude, working to his/her highest potential, overall achievement is outstanding, good attendance and any other reason a teacher might think a student is reaching towards their highest abilities. Congratulations!
March students of the month
Cresanna Authier - CARE Student of the Month
Staff of the Month - March - Meagan Hofmeister
A few kind words from those that nominated her. I chose Ms. Hofmeister because she made English fun and engaging. She has always been a huge help in class and I have not heard one bad thing about her.
She's a really good teacher and will go into detail about certain things if you tell her you are confused. She's also very supportive when it comes to your interests.
Meagan's cheery, upbeat personality is a bonus to the staff. She is ready quick with a smile and a laugh and gladly lends a helping hand. I can't say I have ever heard her complain, grouse, or even rant (ever).
Ms Hofmeister is the best. no kizzy
She really cares about the students' education and is considerate if they don't get what is being taught and she checks up on you to make sure you have everything you need to get a good grade.
She makes sure that everyone is comfortable in class or with what we are working on and she always checks how your mental health is. She also goes out of her way to make sure that you have all of your work done and that you are able to stay caught up instead of letting it all pile up. She is just really generous too.
Counseling Department Mission: We will ensure and empower every student at Sandpoint High School to achieve academic success, strengthen personal and social growth, and develop achievable post-secondary plans.
Students are assigned to counselors by their last name:
A-G: Shannon Kerrigan
H-O: Sara Gosling
P-Z: Tavi Brandenburg
Post Secondary Transitions Counselor: Jeralyn Mire
College and Career Mentor: Angie Dail
Counseling Office Coordinator/Registrar: Amanda Skinner
Counseling Office Coordinator: Erricka Brownell
2022-23 Course Registration:
SHS is wrapping up the class registration process for next school year. Students have reviewed their course requests with counselors. Next, teachers will be reviewing requests and will let counselors know of any academic misplacements. At this time parents/guardians can ask their student to login to PowerSchool to show them their initial course requests. Students log in using this link lposd.powerschool.com/public/home.html and their @lposd.org google account and navigate to the course request button.
Information from the State Board of Education regarding credits from North Idaho College
SHS AcaDeca competing at USAD National Finals
The four-time state champions are competing this month in the USAD National Finals. Students wrote their essay and took the art test on March 31. On April 20, they have their interviews on Zoom, and on April 21, they are presenting their speeches on Zoom. On April 22, they will be testing all day online in the hopes of winning more awards at the national level. The Awards Ceremony will take place on April 23 and be streamed online.
SHS HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Do Great at State!
Adriana Foxx received 3rd place in the State for the Nursing Assistant Event
Madison Duke and McKinley Jensen received 1st and 2nd place in the State for the Clinical Specialty event.
All 3 qualified to compete at the International Conference in Nashville in June.
7B Baggers Corn Hole Club, teaching the students from W-8 how to play.
"Back on the Road"
NIC is back holding the Roadshow event! They will be at the SHS gymnasium on April 29th from 9AM-1:30PM.
Students will get a hands-on introduction to the many CTE courses offered. Students will meet instructors and have a chance to learn more about the classes and how they can be trained for the workforce right out of high school. Many general education classes will be highlighted as well. Local industries that are not associated with the Roadshow will also be in attendance. This event is open to the public. Many teachers will be introducing their students to this event throughout the day.
If you want to learn more about skilled training at NIC, this is a great venue to explore!
Scholarship Night- Invitation Only
Tuesday, May 24th, 6pm
410 S. Division
Academic Achievement Night
Monday, May 23rd, 5:30pm
410 S. Division
Coca-Cola Athlete of the Month-March
Congratulations - Grace Rookey
From the Coach ~ Matt Brass
It is an honor and a privilege to coach and mentor Grace. She is an incredible young woman, a kind, determined teammate who is goal-oriented, dedicated to the work and always does her best to contribute to her team in performance and connection. She is an intelligent, gritty competitor and has been a part of our Varsity Cross Country and Track Teams since the start of her 9th grade year. She was part of a perfect regional score (top 5 scoring positions - all Sandpoint) in XC this year, earning a medal position, 2 Regional Team Titles in XC, she holds PRs (personal records) in the two sports with 2:31.89 in the 800m and 5:45.8 in the 1600m as well as 20:33.4 in the 5,000m in XC. An exciting sophomore track season has just begun, with a full year of consistent training behind her and a win in the 800m at our first invite of the season!