MARINER NEMO

9/23/22-9/29/22

PRINCIPAL'S LETTER

Dear Sehome Community,

This has been a hard week for the Sehome community. We go through hard things and I don't want to miss the learning opportunities for our entire community. We need to come out better on the other side. I have heard from many of you and am working on getting back to each message shared.

This coming week is Homecoming Week. Below are the dress up days for students. There are many events planned for the week, including class competitions during lunches and an assembly on Friday. The alternate schedules for the week are posted below.

A huge thank you to our Sehome PTSA for the delicious lunch. It was an incredible spread and deeply appreciated by all of our staff. We so appreciate each one of you who contributed to this event.

Please remind your child to check their email and sign up for a yearbook using the form that was sent if they are interested in getting a free yearbook. We want to only order the amount truly needed. Check in with them to confirm they have requested a yearbook. Each student can request one yearbook.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Sonia Cole

Principal

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CHOCOLATE MILK DAY!

Mark your calendar, chocolate milk enthusiasts!

Twice a year in all school cafeterias, chocolate milk can be enjoyed as part of the school lunch or purchased on its own for only 50 cents. Our first Chocolate Milk Day of the school year is next Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Students purchasing chocolate milk outside of the school lunch meal can pay with funds from their meal account or bring in cash. If students do not have exact change, they can apply the change as a credit to their student meal account

Non-dairy alternatives will be available for those with a diet prescription form on file.

WRAP UP FROM LAST WEEK

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HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR PTSA FOR THE AMAZING STAFF LUNCH THEY PROVIDED THIS WEEK!

IN THIS EPISODE:

YEARBOOK ORDERING

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ORDERING PICTURES

Picture Day was Friday, September 9. Pictures can be ordered at LIFETOUCH use Picture Day ID EVT7Q4XRP to locate Sehome's picture group. Reach out to LIFETOUCH with any questions.


Picture retakes are scheduled for October 19th.

SENIOR PICTURES

SENIOR PICTURES

Sehome High School Senior Photos and Quotes Form - Class of 2023


Due October 31st!


Senior Photo Guidelines: click link below instructions to upload photo and quote


We want your senior photo to reflect your personality. That said, we do have a few policies in place to ensure the unity of the class section.


- a head-and-shoulders portrait where your face takes up about 1/3 of the width of the photo.

- taken straight-on, not at an angle; your face should be recognizable and visible, not hidden by makeup or accessories.

- a reasonably current image (no baby pictures)

- school-appropriate

- prop-free (this includes food, pets, musical instruments, friends, etc.)


We will request a replacement photo if yours does not meet these guidelines, OR we will use your ASB card photo instead


Senior Quote Guidelines:


We will not publish the following:

• Anything that is not commonly understandable/ is a hidden reference (acronyms, inside jokes, abbreviations)

• Shout outs about students or teachers

• Profanities, obscene, inappropriate, or offensive language

• References to inappropriate medium

• Anything inappropriate for school


Important!

• 150 CHARACTER COUNT

• Ensure your quote is someone important to you: an author, movie, television, books, etc.

• We reserve the right to omit any quotes that do not fit our guidelines without notice. The spot under your picture will be left blank.

• Students are given ONE opportunity to submit a quote! NO RESUBMISSIONS!


CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT SENIOR PHOTO AND QUOTE


If you have any questions, please contact the Sehome Yearbook Staff at sehomeyearbook@gmail.org.

IN PERSON COLLEGE FAIR RETURNS OCTOBER 6

High school juniors and seniors in Bellingham Public Schools are invited to visit with representatives from colleges and universities at College Fair 2022. This free event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at Sehome High School, located at 2700 Bill McDonald Parkway. This is the first onsite College Fair since 2019 due to the pandemic.

Public, private, two-year and four-year institutions from around the Pacific Northwest will be onsite at the event, including Whatcom Community College and Skagit Valley College; the University of Washington; Central, Eastern and Western Washington universities; Gonzaga University; University of Puget Sound, Whitman College; and Oregon State University.

Representatives from institutions outside of the northwest region include California Polytechnic State University, University of Arizona, Oberlin College and Saint Olaf College.

Futures NW and Whatcom Dollars for Scholars will host information tables and financial aid 101 sessions will be held during the event.

Click here for a list of institutions attending as of Sept. 20. More colleges and universities will confirm their attendance before the event on Oct. 6.

Register for the event

Students are encouraged to register for this free event ahead of time through StriveScan. Once registered, students will receive a barcode which saves time filling out the information cards for each college table they visit. Registering will also give them a reminder of the event and give them a list of the colleges with whom they share their barcode at College Fair. Please share this information with your student. Go to www.strivescan.com, then click High School Visits at the top of their webpage, then Student Registration to register. Students can also scan the QR code or snap the SnapChat code found on posters and flyers around school to access the registration form.

See you at College Fair on Oct. 6!

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CAREER CENTER

Resources for Students:

· Field Trips to local colleges and local employers and training centers
College Visits and local tours

· College Fair (fall at Sehome)

· Teen Job Fair! (spring at BHS)

· Résumé help

· Volunteer Opportunities

· Scholarships and financial aid

· Sumer camp opportunities

High School and Beyond Support!


Students sign up in the Career Center


Contact:

Martha Zender
High School and Beyond Coordinator
martha.zender@bellinghamschools.org

BUS LOOP & DROP OFF

Please do not use the bus loop to park, drop off, or stop. There is also no parking in the bus loop at any time. This includes after school hours.


Please use the main lot for drop off and pick up of your child. We ask that you pull all the way forward and do not park in the fire lane.

OPEN CAMPUS

All Sehome students 9th - 12th grade can leave campus for lunch. If students have a difficult time returning to campus on time each day, off-campus privileges may be revoked for a period of time. We ask that all of our students are respectful to our neighbors and community by being respectful, picking up their trash, and leaving spaces better than when they find them. Please review your personal expectations for your child at lunchtime.

MULTI-LANGUAGE MESSAGE LINE

Families whose first language is not English can leave a message on our multi-language message line at 360-647-6816. Families dial 2 for Russian, dial 3 for Vietnamese, dial 4 for Punjabi or dial 5 for any other language (say name of language at beginning of message). Please call 360-676-6456 for Spanish.
Sehome Library Updates

Librarian: nicky.cook-desler@bellinghamschools.org

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Sehome PTSA

Sehome Points of Contact

Sonia Cole, Principal: sonia.cole@bellinghamschools.org

Mike Couto, Assistant Principal: A - K mike.couto@bellinghamschools.org

Bethany Barrett, Assistant Principal: L - Z bethany.barrett@bellinghamschools.org

Colin Cushman, Athletics & Activities: colin.cushman@bellinghamschools.org


Amy Hjelt, Counselor A - D: amy.hjelt@bellinghamschools.org

Gwen Fetherolf, Counselor E-K: gwen.fetherolf@bellinghamschools.org

Hana Schutz, Counselor L-Re: hana.schutz@bellinghamschools.org

John Vandermolen, Counselor Rh - Z: john.vandermolen@bellinghamschools.org

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