STANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

FAMILY UPDATE FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21ST, 2022

SHS VISION STATEMENT

Stanwood Spartans are united in cultivating character, modeling respect, teaching leadership and connecting to community.

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GRATITUDE MONTH

This month we have been focused on gratitude. We want to take this time to THANK YOU for partnering with us to help your child be successful at school.


Report cards will be mailed home soon for first quarter. The quarter grade is a progress grade. The grade that goes on the student transcript will be issued at the end of January. There is still time for your child to raise their grade.


If you have any concerns about your child's progress, please reach out to your child's counselor. The list of counselors is at the bottom of the newsletter.

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Congratulations to Maleah Jones. She took 2nd place for the HIB poster contest for grades 9-12. Maleah will be recognized at the January 18th board meeting.
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Our team of 5 FFA students participated in the Washington State FFA Potato Grading CDE (contest) held in Moses Lake this past week. There were 53 teams that participated in the event and Stanwood FFA earned a 13th placing overall. In addition, we were the ONLY Western Washington FFA Chapter to place in the top 20.


Participants were Bill Rueter, Jamie Dalke, Tobi Goulet, Austin Staffenhagen, and Katy Logan.

This team did a fabulous job representing our Stanwood High School at the State level.

SENIORS ATHLETIC SIGNING FOR COLLEGE

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Congratulations to the following seniors who will continue their athletic career at the college level: Barrett Anderson, Vivienne Berrett, Tatum Brager, Hunter Macomber, Laela-Marie Ridgeway, Chloe Santeford, and Sadie Wermuth.

TRACTOR DRIVING CONTEST PHOTOS

NOVEMBER 23RD - NO LATE START, EARLY RELEASE DAY

We will release students at 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd. We will NOT have a late start on that day. The office will close at 11:30 a.m. The bell schedule is below for you.
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NOVEMBER 24TH AND 25TH - NO SCHOOL

BUS DRIVERS NEEDED

Bus Drivers Needed! Call 360-629-1229 for more information.

STUDENT CLOSED CAMPUS REMINDER

Reminder for students:

Please remember that SHS is a closed campus. Students must stay in designated areas at all times and this includes during the lunch hour. Sitting in cars or leaving campus during anytime of the school day is not allowed.

REMINDER: INCLEMENT WEATHER

As the weather forecasts indicate, we may see cold weather this winter. Our Superintendent, Dr. Rumbaugh, has shared with everyone how we make the determination to delay or close schools due to ice, snow, flooding, etc.


  • Safety first! We consider the safety of our children on buses, our student drivers, families driving and walking to school, and the safety of our staff, especially our bus drivers.

  • We monitor weather patterns using multiple methods 24/7. In particular, we use a tool called Accuweather that is specifically designed to support school districts in looking ahead at weather patterns.

  • When there is a concern about school starting on time, our staff begins driving the roads throughout the district as early as 2 a.m. We take photos, check road conditions, monitor traffic, look for hazards, etc. We typically drive the roads multiple times in the early morning to determine if conditions are improving, worsening, or staying the same.

  • We strive to decide about the school day by 5 a.m. Once the decision is made, we begin communicating with families and staff. We communicate through:

    • Autodialer (via School Messenger)

    • Email (via School Messenger)

    • Website

    • Flash Alert


Predicting the weather is a challenge, and our primary goal is to ensure that the roads are safe, our campuses are easy to navigate, and the weather does not impede a safe school day.

ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

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Above you will find our annual action plan, the student goals and teacher strategies we are working on this year.


We are currently looking at how to modify our advisory program. Special education staff are collaborating with general education teachers on modifying assignments and assessments.


The next staff training in December will cover engagement strategies.

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT UPDATE

The football team lost to O'Dea on November 19th 42-21. They had a great season. Congrats team!


Winter athletes are required to purchase an ASB card ($40) and pay the Participation Fee ($100) before their first competition. Payments are made at the front office Mon-Fri, before or after school or during lunch. We take cash or check (made out to Stanwood High School) or Click Here to pay online with a credit or debit card. If a student qualifies for fee waivers, there is additional paperwork to complete every season; please visit Ms. Surdyk at the ASB window.


Student-athletes who need extra time for homework are invited to join us for optional Study Hall on late-start Wednesday mornings in the Library (7:30-8:45). Every student-athlete is required to maintain passing grades with at least a 2.0 average in their current classes to be eligible to compete.


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!


UPCOMING:

Mon. Feb. 27 - Spring Sports begin

Thu. June 1 - Senior Athletic Awards Night

CLUB HIGHLIGHTS

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Chess club is a place where students of all skill levels are welcome. Each chess club member will either decide to remain a "club member" where they will play chess more casually as they develop their skills or to become a "team member" where they will compete and represent SHS at the varsity or junior varsity level. All team members that play at least one competitie match on the varsity team will earn their letter from SHS in chess

REMINDER: LIBRARY INFORMATION

The month of November is National Family Literacy Month as well as National Memoir Writing Month! There are many literary celebrations in November, including High Five Librarian’s Day. Check out all the details in the November Library Newsletter!

Don’t forget to check your Destiny account for library book due dates! Renew books online using the Destiny Catalog or stop by the library! Don’t forget to check out the SHS Library Website and the Complete Research Toolkit website.

Here is the link to this past week's Friday Family Message:


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NEW: BELL SCHEDULES FOR WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21ST

Monday - Regular Schedule


Tuesday - Regular Schedule


Wednesday - Early Release


Thursday - Thanksgiving Break - No School


Friday - Thanksgiving Break - No School

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:


November 23rd - Early Release


November 24-25 - Thanksgiving Break


December 3rd - SAT Testing


December 6th - School Board Meeting - 1:00 p.m.


December 12th - Winter Band Concert - 7:00 p.m.


December 15th - Winter Choir Concert - 7:00 p.m.


December 19th - Jan 2nd - Winter Break


January 3rd - School Board Meeting - 1:00 p.m.


January 12th - ASVAB Testing (LHHS) 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.


January 16th - Martin Luther King Day - No School


January 21st - Country Living Expo - All Day

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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.