Chalk Talk


Claire Hallinan's third-grade class worked on a September monthly poem. Students were given the task of thinking about themselves and looking for the best words that describe personal favorites, interests and feelings.

Excited playing football

Love my proud mom

Interesting tricks on jump ropes

Zip up my peace jacket

A taco is my favorite food

Brothers are awesome

Enjoying the Xbox 360

Top ramen has chicken flavor

Hot dogs make you full

- Elizabeth Sutton

Joyful when jump roping

Aunts and uncles are nice to me

Running with my brother

Eating pizza with some cheese

Nacho is the taste of Mexico

- Jaren Trujillo

Candy is awesome

Anthony is my friend

Digging for fossils is fun

Enjoying the Xbox 460

Never eat soggy waffles

Living in Sequim is the best

Excited when my mom makes cookies

Exercise on my trampoline

- Caden Habner

New Year's day with grandma

and grandpa

Ice cream melting in my hand

Crafting is my hobby

Happy when there is no homework

October third is my birthday

Love my mom's fresh cookies

Active playing with my brother

Scootering around my neighborhood

- Nicholas Charters

Love, doll people

Interested in my cat that I love

Live being happy

Yellow is my favorite color

- Lily Engeset

Trading Pokemon

Running around my house

Eating my mom's homemade food

Narrating stories

Tae-Kwon-Do, a

Korean place

Off from high ledge

Nachos my favorite Mexican food

Power on my muscle

- Trenton Phipps

Running down the hill to Brenden

Excited when I play the game

Interesting dog Ginger I have

Dad likes to play indoor soccer

- Reid Parker

Am lazy all-day long on Saturday

Roller-skate is my favorite sport

I love to play popchopica

- Ari Turner

Eat peanut butter in the afternoon

Theropods my favorite dinosaurs

Hero factory, Legos, I want to build

Attack things with Bionicles

New dinosaurs I always want to learn

Wrestle with my brother

- Ethan Willians

Artichokes are good for me


Take naps after school

Homework I do every day

Orange juice in the morning

Navy is funny friend of mine

Yellow's my lucky color

- Anthony Hernandez

Nature is fantastic

Angry of my little brother

Video games rule!

Yearn my dog that ran away

Trading and battling Pokemon cards

Hyper all the time

Onions yummy!

Math! The best subject

Always hungry

School is fun

- Navy Thomas-Brenske

Read Ranger Rick Magazines

Eat fresh baked sometimes

Grandma and grandpa are who I love

Angry at my little sister sometimes

No playing out side on a rainy day, get yoga.

Dad is who I love

Mom takes me to basketball

- Regan DeMetz

Apples are sweet in my mouth

Understand my mom's feelings

Soccer is my favorite sport

Trekking up the hill is hard but fun

Yummy fish I


Native in Sequim School

All dogs are my favorite

- AustynAnn Deets

Eat yummy sweets

My mom is the best person

Mostly I am happy

Awesome sister, Elise I have

Super Emma, I am

Avoid all kinds of spiders

Good mood when given whip cream

Excited about jumping on the pogo stick

- Emma Beuke

Tacos are a good food

October is awesome

Baboons are funny

Yoyos are special to me

- Toby Bellis

My horse Callie, I ride

Active runner, I am

Don't go in brother's room

Dance with my blanket

In my house I sleep with blanket

Excited to play tag

- Maddeline Henderson

Pizza gives me energy

Apples give me health

Tacos give me the flavor of meat

Running track

Ice cream

Clams are good

Kite flying

Taco time

- Patrick Tenneson

Ballet is an amazing dance

Reading is my favorite

I love my family

Apples are good for my health

Napping is nice when I'm tired

Nash's carrots are tasty

Acorns are fun to play with

- Brianna Jack

Kind to my horses

Yummy steaks, my favorite

Look, my mom's sleeping

I wonder who has some favorite food as mine

Going home safely

Happy when playing with my cats

- Kyleigh Solway

Joe is my dad

Opening my books

Never getting in trouble

Happy face on me when playing

- Jonah Bataeff

Smile with my happy face

Young sister rock

Dogs are my favorite animal

Nice feeling when I ride my horse

Elizabeth is my best friend

Yes, I use my golden tracking finger

- Sidney Swanson

Driving the golf cart

Yellow is my lucky color

Love ice cream almost melting

Anthony, important friend in my life

News gives me more information

- Dylan Petet

- Debbie Buchillo, secretary


First Teacher activities:

Friday, Oct. 22 - Sequim Middle School Read Right Students read with children at 10:30 a.m. Drop in from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 25 - Reading Time with JoAnn Roberts at 10:30 a.m. Every child attending Reading Time receives a free book. Drop in from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 26 - WIC (Women, Infants and Children). For more information about the WIC program, contact Pam Walker at 417-2275.

For more information about the first teacher program, call 582-3428 or 681-2250.


? The following students successfully passed the 2010 Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Exam. This rigorous three-hour exam consists of four components: a multiple-choice section, in which students analyze prose and poetry passages, and three essays - comparing and contrasting two poems, an analysis of a fiction excerpt and an analysis of a literary novel of the student's choice.

Dalton Ackley, Sarah Berkes, Annie Christie, Sarah Hankins, Rachel Hardy, Alice Hastings, Rachel Hughes, Karlee Johnston, Audrey Lichten, Mallory Maloney, Harrison Mitchell, Margaret Norlund, Emily Reis, David Richards, Miranda Robertson, Fallon Schneider, Lucas Shores, Brogan Vesterby, Georgia Williams and Sarah Workman. Johnston deserves special commendation as she is the first student in Sequim High School history to earn a five (the highest possible score) on the examination.

- Joe Younger, English Department head

? Congratulations to Lucas Shores who received Letter of Commendation recognition through the National Merit Scholarship Program. Lucas is an outstanding student at SHS and we're proud of his latest accomplishment.

- Shawn Langston, principal

? Sequim High School is celebrating its 100th year. This school year marks the first year, 100 years ago, that Sequim had a ninth-grade class. This is a call-out to Sequim High School graduates to share their high school photographs for centennial displays. Ideally we would like to work with scanned photos but if you don't have access to a scanner, bring your photos (with your name on them for return purposes) into the school district office and they will be scanned. Contact Loanna Torey at 582-3262, or e-mail scanned photos to

- Lora Millet, secretary

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