Sandpoint High School Newsletter

May 2021

From the Principal -

May 2021 Newsletter

Hello All,

The end of the year is coming fast! Just over a month left for students and staff, and myself, to get everything done. Sometimes it seems daunting the amount of things that need finished in just a short time. At least the weather is looking nicer and the days are getting longer.

We are wrapping up our final sports season of the year. It is coming down to the last chance you will have to catch our students in an athletic competition this year. If you can, be sure to check the calendar and attend a baseball or softball game, a tennis match, a track meet, or a round of golf. We have some amazing student athletes, programs, and coaches you need to see.

We are also now able to host various other activities and events as well. We were just able to have our first Choir concert of the year, they did fantastic, and we are also scheduling a band concert to occur soon.

Our Valedictorians and Salutatorian were announced. Congratulations to Camille Neuder and Kate Bokowy our Co-Valedictorians and Connor Bird our Salutatorian. Our high honor students were also announced, about 40 of them, and they will be celebrated with a night of their own on May 26th.

Our recent “test” week went very well. We were able to complete the majority of our required tests in just a week minimizing the amount of disruption to our students.

I’m looking forward to Graduation and Prom, both of which are approved and moving forward. Graduation will be held at Memorial Field, June 11th at 6:30pm, as recent tradition while Prom will be at SHS on June 5th.

Go Bulldogs!

David Miles II

Principal Sandpoint High School

Congratulations Class of 2021 Co-Valedictorians and Salutatorian!

2021 Graduation ~ June 11 ~ 6:30pm ~ Memorial Field ~ All Welcome!

Please click on flyer below for details.

Should circumstances change then we are also subject to changes.

Elks Students of the Month-April and May

Congratulations to Matthew Waggoner and Taylor Sadewic for being selected as Elk students of the month for April. Sabrina Wilson and Ketil Lund Anderson were chosen for the month of May by the staff at Sandpoint High School - The student program is designed to recognize outstanding young men and women for achievements in school and community life-fine arts, hobbies, athletics, church, school, club and community service, industry and farming.

CARE Students of the Month - April

Student Council Report

Prom is here!!! Student Leadership is preparing for prom. We will also be done with Student Council elections for the 21-22 year! Results will be announced at a later date.

Here are some important dates:

  • Prom: June 5th @ SHS Gym

  • Tickets go on sale: May 25th-June 4th

  • $20 for 1 ticket $35 for 2 tickets

  • Theme: Magical Garden

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URGENT~Important Notice regarding Prom and Monies Owed to SHS

All outstanding account balances must be paid prior to Senior students ability to purchase 2021 Prom tickets. If you have Sandpoint High school property (athletic uniforms/equipment, textbooks and/or novels) please return these items to credit your account. Please pay for all parking tickets, chromebook fines, and other fines that may be on your account.

As always, all students are encouraged to settle your accounts prior to the end of a school year. Senior students not attending Prom will need to satisfy account balances no later than Monday, June 7. Outstanding account balances must be settled in order to participate in Graduation practice or the Graduation ceremony.

Students with account balances received a copy with their Term 3 Report Card. Please check with the Bookkeeper for outstanding balances. You can stop by the bookkeeper window before and after school. You can call 208-263-3034, ext. 5 or email Arlene at

Prom tickets will go on sale beginning May 25, so please resolve your accounts soon.

Student Services - Counseling

Shannon Kerrigan, LMSW, Last Names A-G

Sara Gosling, M.S., Last Names H-O

Tavi Brandenburg, M.Ed., Last Names P-Z

Jeralyn Mire M.Ed., Post-Secondary Transition Counselor

Kendall Lang, College and Career Mentor

Amanda Skinner, Counseling Office/Records Coordinator

Erricka Brownell, Assistant Counseling Office/Records Coordinator

From the Counselors

Hey Bulldog Family!

How are you doing? We mean how are you really doing? We’re now over a year into the pandemic, and things are starting to open up a bit more again, but many people are still experiencing frustration, anger, confusion, fatigue, anxiety and even sadness. We’re still trying to adjust to this “new normal” and we’re not sure we like it. Hopefully you’re finding some bright spots in all of it, too, but we get it. The struggle is real!

We’d like to take a moment to share some resources to help support your own mental health, whether you’re currently dealing with a mental health diagnosis or just having a hard time with how things are right now.

It’s time to #breakthestigma. It’s okay to not be okay. #Youarenotalone.

Some Mental Health Resources

Student Mental Health NAMI provides a helpful guide to recognizing and getting help for a mental health concern.

How to Help a Friend NAMI provides helpful suggestions for how to recognize and respond to a friend’s mental health concern.

Take Charge of Your Mental Health NAMI gives you the steps to take charge of your own mental well-being.

How Teens Can Protect Their Mental Health during Covid gives some helpful suggestions for how to protect your mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve highlighted a few points below.

As always, the counselors are here for YOU! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need support or just a listening ear.

More from the Counselors!

Declaration Day

Declaration Day is approaching quickly! On Friday, May 7th, we will honor our seniors and celebrate their plans for after high school graduation. Whether their plans are joining the military, attending a technical school, community college, or traditional university or going to work, we want to celebrate them all for their hard work throughout the years and what they plan to do! We encourage all seniors to wear their postsecondary “swag”; something to represent what they plan to do!

Local Scholarship Award Night

Our Local Scholarship Award Night will look a little different than normal but, nonetheless, we will still be honoring our scholarship recipients! On Tuesday, May 25th, we will be streaming our award presentation, naming all recipients of the local scholarships.


All students should have submitted their course requests for next school year. During the week of May 10th, counselors will begin checking in with students about their class requests and 4-year high school learning plan. The counselor and student may make changes, as needed. We will contact parents if it is deemed necessary.

Senior Finance Fair Shout Out!

We had a great turnout of Seniors on Zoom for the virtual Senior Finance Fair! Thank you for your participation! Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner from Sandpoint High School, Isabella Phillips! Also, a HUGE shout out to STCU, Selkirk Association of Realtors, and Community Assistance League for providing this great opportunity for our Seniors! We are so grateful for you!

Advanced Placement
We are proud of our students at SHS for taking on the challenge of AP courses. Teachers and students are gearing up for the 2021 AP examinations. The primary testing will take place May 18th- May 27th. There will be online make up options the following week. If a make-up exam is required, students should let Amanda Skinner, AP Coordinator know.

Students and parents will be receiving more communication soon with details about exams. The information will vary depending on the format of exam students are taking. French, Statistics and Calculus will be offered in person (paper/pencil), while the rest of the exams will all be taken by students online from home. Please be checking your email for information and contact Amanda Skinner, AP Coordinator, with any questions or concerns.

Classes, Activities and Clubs


Mrs. Mullen's physics classes have been building Volleyball Machines to learn about simple machines, energy, and projectile motion.

AP Art Show @ Evans Bros

Mr. Stafford's Pre-AP art students have a show, at Evans Brothers Coffee, with their creative cup designs. Stop by and check it out!

Human Rights Club Cleans up for Earth Day 2021!

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Thank you

Welding Club Selling Metal Roses for Mother's Day!

Mother's Day roses are for sale by the Welding Club for $15 each. Roses were made by students to help raise funds for their club activities and at the same time honing their welding skills. The roses go on sale starting Monday, May 3rd through Friday, May 7th. Get yours early this is a popular fundraiser! You may purchase them from Arlene in the bookkeeping office during school hours.

Upcoming Girls Basketball Camps

Girls Basketball Upcoming Dates

Open Gyms (May)

Mondays & Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 @ Les Rogers Court

Junior High Spring Camp

Incoming 7th & 8th Graders

May 18-20, 1:30-3 @ Les Rogers Court

High School Kickoff Camp

(Includes incoming 9th graders)

May 25-27, 2-4 p.m. @ Les Rogers Court

For more information contact Coach Love at

photo by Chase Leoni


Grad Night 2021 ~ Needs your support!

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