Chalk talk

Second-graders in Deborah Helsell’s class wrote about a topic that was on their minds this week … Snow!

One cold afternoon my cousin and I went for a walk down the block. Then we went a half of a block because our feet got tired so we stood there. Then we kept on going but we had to follow our footprints all the way back. Then we started to jog all the way back. It was tiring.
Mya Janssen

On a snowy day my brother Johnnie and I played a football game. It was slick. The ball was all wet. I scored two times in the second quarter. Johnnie scored three times.
Michael Young

One snowy weekend my family made a snowman. We put coal for the eyes. We put a carrot for the nose. We put a jellybean for the mouth. Then we put a hat for a boy. Then we made a snow girl. Then we put a hat on top and put a carrot for the nose and eyes made out of coal.
Austin Sawby-Paschal

One snowy day my grandpa tied a rope to a sled. Then he tied the rope to his tractor. I hopped in the sled. Then he pulled me around with his tractor.
Cole Meyer

One snowy day in the cold winter air, I went outside to play with my dog. I threw snowballs at my dog. I had fun outside with my dog, but I went inside anyway.
Maya Reiter

One winter day my dad and I went sledding in a ditch in an inner tube. My dad and I had lots of fun. Then my dad and I went home. I had a fun day in the snow.
Sid Johnston

One snowy morning I was watching snow fall. When I had an idea, it was that my cousins and uncle could come and play in the snow. So I called. Then they said, “Yes,” so my sister and I put on our snowsuits. When we were almost done putting on our coats, my cousin and uncle came up our stairs. They said, “Are you ready?” I said, “Yes.” So we went out my back door. My uncle pulled my sister down to our hill. When we got there, we went sledding for a couple of minutes. When my cousin and I were going down the hill my other cousins drove up. Then when they got out we built three snowmen. We went sledding a couple minutes more and went home.
Jessica German

I had a snowy day at my cousin’s house. I played games there. When my cousin’s mom had to leave for work, we were going, too. The car could not go on top of a steep hill. So my cousin’s mom went back inside their house. But my brother and I had a snowball fight.
Steven Lam

One snowy day my brother, his friend and I went outside. We built a fort out of snow. It was hard to make and really big. After we made the fort, we got to have a snowball fight. There were four people counting me so there were two in the fort and two out of the fort. The next day the fort was almost all melted and I was sad.
Olivia Taiji

What I like about snow is that we can have a snowball fight and make a snowman. That is what I like about snow and it was SO fun.
Braden Bean

One snowy day I was making a snowman and had a problem. I forgot a carrot for the nose. Then I went to get a carrot for my snowman.
Haley Reed
This winter my brother and I went snowboarding up in the mountains. It was cold. The snow was falling. My brother and I were playing snowballs.
Iain Fazio

On Sunday my sister and I went out to play in the snow. My sister worked on a snowman while I worked on snow tanks. My sister never finished her snowman. So we made a snow cage which my friend, Iain taught me how to make in Iowa.
Sumer Deol

One snowy day my brother and I had a snowball fight. We made walls out of snow and threw snowballs at each other. It was very fun.
Jackson Bush

I like to build snowmen when it is fifteen degrees outside. I like snow. I think snow is fun.
Jackson Lindorfer

One cold day I made a snow angel with my sister. It was fun. My sister, my other sister, my brother and I made an igloo. We made a snowman. We had a snowball fight. We had teams. I was with my sister. We won. It was fun.
Kailyn Lopez

One very cold winter day I had a snowball fight with my dad. He threw a snowball. I threw a snowball and sometimes they hit each other. When we were going in for a cup of cocoa, we had so much snow on us we couldn’t come in. And that’s my story.
Ben Kaplan

One snowy morning, I was making a snowman. My sister was making a snow angel. My grandpa was helping cars get out of the snow. My grandma was helping my grandpa. I thought that I wanted to be like my grandpa, so he took me for a ride. I was happy. He turned to me and said, “Someday when you’re older you can be like me.”
Chloe Roberts

One snowy day like yesterday, my brother and I were playing in the snow. My brother and I also did snow angels. Then I wanted to do a snowball fight but I couldn’t because my brother didn’t know how to do a snowball.
Esthefanie Calderon
Last night it snowed at my house and my dad and I made a giant snowball. But I threw it on the ground and slid on the steps and went inside. Now I have a bruise on my leg.
Audri Bennett

This week in P.E. class, students tried to beat their previous score on the 20-meter pacer test, and continued playing scooter floor hockey, working on teamwork and focusing on playing safely with one another. The pacer is administered once a month. The list below shows the top 25 best scores on the pacer for the year.
Girls — Emily Ellefson (teacher) 63, Mrs. Hare (office assistant) 63, Jessica Dietzman 55, Emma Albright 52, Adare McMinn 48, Megan Puksta 45, Hallie Ward 42, Lindsey Leader 40, Emma Beeson 40, Dommi Hatton 39, Natalie Thurston 38, Claire Payne 34, Hope Glasser 34, Ellie Springer 34, Kaylee Brown 33, Raelynn Vulgamore 33, Markell Bark 32, Isabelle Bartee 32, Jessica Lato 32, Andrea Albaugh 31, Astrid Martin 31, Alisha Grasser 31, Audrey Hughes 31, Kalli Wiker 31, Reagan Smith 30, Maia Bingswanger 30
Boys — Doug Hastings (teacher) 70, Andrew Hansted 64, Elandon Washburn 64, Payton Glasser 57, Adrian Funston 55, Ryan Tolberd 55, Jarett Allen 54, Matthew Chapmen 53, Edwin Albright 53, Hunter Pomeroy 52, William Payne 52, Ian Thill 51, Bailey King 48, Christopher Puksta 48, Jon Stipe 48, Zane Smith 47, Chris Morgan 47, Mason Stollar 47, Fischer Jensen 44, Blake Wiker 43, Tristin Dodson 40, Mathew Warner 37, Matthew Willis 37, Brenton Dryke 37, Tyler Fritz 37
— Doug Hastings, P.E. teacher

First Teacher activities:
Monday, Jan. 24 – Reading Time at 10:30 a.m. with retired teacher Molly Christianson. Each child who attends Reading Time receives a free book. Drop-in is between 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 25– WIC (Women, Infants and Children). For more information about the WIC program, contact Pam Walker at 417-2275.
Friday, Jan. 28 – School Birth-to-6 psychologist Catharine Foxlee gives the conclusion in a three-part series on Sibling Rivalry at 10:30 a.m. Child care is available. Call 582-3428 or 681-2250 to reserve a spot.
— Cynthia Martin, director and Chase Hill, Vista volunteer
A report by eighth-grader Riesa Sumida, ASB public relations officer:
Cocoa mornings
It’s hard coming back to school after a long break. ASB provided a cocoa morning on Jan. 3, first day back from winter break. Maddie Matthews, Megan Matthews, and Riesa Sumida carried trays of cocoa, welcoming students and staff as they arrived, while Stone Diggs, Miguel Moroles, Mikey Cobb and Victoria Cummins poured out hot chocolate. Many class reps and senators helped with spill control and clean-up. Tracy Barnes and Caity Karapostoles made cocoa and kept everyone working!

Fear Factor assembly:
We try to celebrate success whenever we can, and in keeping with that philosophy, on Jan. 21 ASB will be hosting its own Fear Factor Assembly! Students who don’t have any missing assignments, no discipline write-ups and no unexcused absences from Jan. 3 - 20 will be invited to attend. Students who don’t qualify stay in class to catch up on missing work.
Assistant principal Scott Harker has been busy collecting the items needed for the assembly. His shopping list includes pickled pigs, cow tongue, seasoned crickets, sardines, Spam, gummy worms, raviolis, marbles and gallons of ice water. This assembly will have three different categories: a food eating contest, a fitness contest, and a messy contest.
Parent permission slips have been flying as students get more and more excited about this fun activity. Who could turn down the excitement of picking marbles out of a 5-gallon bucket of ice water using only their toes? Or, eating a box of sour cream and chive bugs? Did you know that half of the world’s population gets part of its protein from eating insects, according to National Geographic News, April 2004?
I’m not sure who is more excited, whether it is students who want to participate, or those who want to see their classmates do messy, challenging, gross activities or assistant principal Harker. This is truly going to be an assembly to be remembered!
— Caity Karapostoles, activities coordinator

In response to the threat of HIV/AIDS in our population, the 1988 Washington State Legislature mandated that a program of prevention education be presented to public school students, beginning in fifth grade. The Sequim School District has adopted an appropriate program with the advice of educators, parents and community. On Feb.10, students will receive HIV/AIDS instruction in their DEN groups.
A parent preview meeting will be held from 5–8 p.m. Jan.19, in the library for parents who wish to preview the material and have their child excused from participation. State law provides that a parent or guardian must have attended such a meeting before they may have their child or legal ward excused from participation in the HIV/AIDS prevention program. If you have further question, contact the district nurse. (582-3600)
— Lora Millet, secretary

During the Jan. 10 board meeting, board president John Bridge congratulated SHS senior Lucas Shores on being accepted into the biomedical engineering program at Johns Hopkins University. Shores, who attended a summer study program at Johns Hopkins last year, thanked the community for all their support.

There are two community pancake breakfasts coming up with proceeds benefiting Sequim High School programs:
■ Sequim Elks hosts a breakfast from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Sunday, Jan.16, with proceeds going to FFA. The breakfast costs $5 per person. The Elks Club is located on Port Williams Road.
■ Sequim Prairie Grange hosts a pancake breakfast on Jan. 23 from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at 290 Macleay Road. Proceeds from this event will help SHS Select Choir be able to appear at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Choir parents and students will be assisting with the breakfast. Breakfast includes pancake, scrambled eggs, sausage or bacon, coffee and juice. Tickets for adults are $5, children ages 10 and younger are $3.
— Jim Stoffer, SHS Choir Boosters president

Senior Play: “One Hundred Years of Comedy”
In celebration of the
Sequim High School’s one 100th year, the senior class will present a special night of comedy entitled “Senior Night Laugh-In: One Hundred Years of Comedy.” A large cast will humor the audience with sketches from such famous comedians as Red Skelton, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Laurel & Hardy and even the Three Stooges. In the mix are some original sketches as well for a night of laughs for all ages.
The show opens at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3, with additional performances on Feb. 5, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m., and at 4 p.m. on Feb. 10. Tickets are available at the auditorium door one hour before each show. General admission is $7, and $5 for students with ASB cards, children 12 and younger, and senior citizens. For more information, call 460-7517.
— Christy Rutherford, senior play director

Senior ads that will appear in the yearbook may be purchased for $50 at the high school office. The deadline is Jan. 28. A quarter-page ad includes a baby photo of your senior (which you will need to provide) and a short parent sentiment (less than 50 words). Send photos to, or, if necessary, bring the photo in to be scanned.
— Jim Heintz, teacher
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