Friday Family Message
Homecoming festivities are next week. It’s not just for fun and celebration, it’s also an important opportunity to build upon our strong community. When we come together to support each other, we create a sense of unity and belonging.
There are a variety of fun events planned, including a spirit week, a high school dance, and of course, the homecoming football game. Please join us in wearing your school gear all week, culminating in a parade through downtown, starting at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.
Click HERE to view the parade route, which starts and ends at Heritage Park
Wear your Spartan or Lynx gear
See more Homecoming information HERE
Homecoming is a welcome chance for people from throughout the Stanwood-Camano area to come together and celebrate our shared school pride. This sense of community is essential for student success and well-being.
Seattle Mariners broadcaster Rick Rizzs and Nancy Henderson were at Stanwood High School this week to surprise senior Chloe Corbett as a recipient of a $5,000 Dave Henderson Education College Scholarship.
Chloe is one of 14 recipients of the The Dave “Hendu” Henderson Education Scholarship — also known as Toys for Kids Scholarship Program. Chloe applied by writing an essay on “How does continuing your education make you smile every day?”
The Dave Henderson Education Scholarship supports those who are dedicated to their academic goals. They said they hope this scholarship can inspire its recipients to continue to strive for excellence and to make positive impacts in their communities.
Attention Spartan fans
With a home football game tonight and a fun-filled Homecoming week coming up, we want to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. We ask that you please follow these guidelines at our sporting events:
Please use our bleachers
- Thank you for keeping hallways and common areas — such as the west end zone area of the stadium — clear to allow teams, officials, and safety personnel to enter and exit the field or court.
- Food or drink are allowed in the stands, but not on the track, as it can damage the material.
- Cheer on your Spartans while adhering to the Wesco league motto of being “Loud, Proud, and Positive” in the stands. Your leadership in sportsmanship is vital to our success at Stanwood High and for inspiring the next generation of Spartans.
Please also follow our simple safety protocols
- Thank you for keeping alcohol, drugs, smoking, or vaping off the school grounds, including parking lots.
Fire lanes in the parking lots should always be kept clear as our emergency responders may need to access the area.
Local candidate forums
The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County (LWVSC) is offering a robust candidate forum series for the November general election. All of the events are available to view live or recorded via the LWVSC YouTube Channel.
- The Stanwood City Council candidate forum will take place live at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9
- The Stanwood-Camano School Board candidate forum will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16
The forums are designed to inform voters of each candidate’s key positions and experience. The forums are nonpartisan, and all candidates for each contested race are invited to participate.
The Snohomish County Voter Pamphlet will be mailed starting October 18. Ballots will be mailed starting October 19, and Election Day is November 7.
For more information about registering to vote, visit our voting webpage.
Come work with us!
We are hiring for several important positions! High areas of need are for substitute bus drivers, substitute food service workers, and substitute custodians.
All of these jobs offer flexible hours and shifts that are perfect for stay-at-home parents, retirees, or part-time college students.
Please help us spread the word!
Anyone interested can visit www.stanwood.wednet.edu/JOBS to learn more and to apply!
Welcome to our new Director of Transportation
The Stanwood-Camano School District is proud to announce that Angie O’Connor will become the next Director of Transportation, effective October 18.
Angie has worked in the transportation field since 2010, first as a school bus driver here in this district than as a Transportation Specialist.
She has spent much of her career as an engaging communicator with a proven track record in team building, problem-solving, and leadership. She believes her skills and experience will support the school district now and into the future.
During the hiring process, district transportation staff provided input and feedback via surveys and meetings that helped guide the search. Angie replaces Kim Pedroza, who resigned last month.
The Transportation Department uses 50 buses traveling the 140 square miles in the Stanwood-Camano School District to safely transport about 3,500 students each day.
Angie knows our drivers, our system, and our community. Please join us in welcoming her into her new role as Director of Transportation.