At Sequim Schools — Nov. 8, 2017

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 1:30am
  • Life


The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the district boardroom, 503 N. Sequim Ave. The public is invited to attend, and time is set aside for public comment. To view the agenda and minutes of past meetings, click on “Board of Directors” on the district’s website at

The Sequim School District announces an open referral process through Nov. 30 for K-12 students who may qualify for Highly Capable (Hi-Cap) Program Services.

Anyone from the community may refer students, including teachers, parents, staff, friends, students, members of the community, etc. Learn about characteristics of highly capable learners at

Paper referral forms are available at each school, the Sequim School District Office, 503 N. Sequim Ave. and at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Access referral forms online at the district website at

Referral forms must be received by close of business on Nov. 30, 2017.

All referrals must be returned to the Highly Capable Coordinator Robin Forrest at Sequim Middle School, 301 W. Hendrickson Road, or a school building secretaries.

Contact Forrest at 360-582-3560 or for more information.



A special invitation goes out to all veterans of Helen Haller families: Join students and staff for a special program students have prepared to pay tribute to all veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day on Thursday, Nov. 9. Students in kindergarten, first and second grade present drom 1:15-1:45 p.m. and students in grades 3-5 present from 2-3 p.m., in the school cafeteria/gymnasium. Call 360-582-3200.


Joe Landoni would like to showcase the following seventh-grade students as science “Catalysts” for Term 1. Catalysts are those students who regularly display an exceptional level of participation in their science class. They are the kings and queens of questioning! They make those thought-provoking statements which extend understanding. They are the instigators of inquiry! They are risk takers, not afraid of making mistakes or failing (as they know mistakes and failure lead to new knowledge.) They are the sparks which ignite learning!

Please recognize and celebrate the following fine young scientists: first period’s Makayla Allen and Ayden Humphries, second period’s Lacey Loewen and Talon Wilhelm, fourth period’s Mia Pozernick and Chase Swartz, fifth period’s Kendall Hastings and Kalem Powell, and sixth period’s Faas Christianson and Rae Douglas.

Students were recognized in their respective classes and each received a certificate suitable for display on any refrigerator. Keep up the fantastic effort, young scientists. You are excellent role models for your peers.


Winter sports paperwork is due Nov. 8 and sports will begin on Monday, Nov. 13.

On Friday, Nov., 10, there will be no school in observance of Veterans Day.

All parents of seniors are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the high school library to make plans for the after graduation party. The parent committee is in need of volunteers in all areas. If you are interested in helping you can contact Mary DeFilippo at 425-290-2255.

School counselors will have a college application workshop in the upstairs library computer lab on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 2:50-3:30 p.m. Students who need help applying, have questions or would just like a quiet place to work are welcome.

Students who pass the STAMP4s test can earn World Language credits, earn a Seal of Biliteracy and get a medal to wear at graduation. Sign up for the test by Nov. 13. Cost is $25. Pay at the office and bring a receipt to Sonja Miller (room H-112). The test is at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5.

The ASVAB Career Exploration Test will be offered from 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the high school library. There is no fee. Sign up in the counseling office.

The Down Home Holiday Bazaar is Saturday Nov. 25. The SHS band members will collecting items to raffle for this fun event. If you have any items to donate such as candles, mugs, books, DVDs, CDs, crocheted or knitted items, jewelry or any items that might go well to make up a basket, the SHS band would appreciate the support. For pick up or delivery off please call or text Mary DeFilippo at 425-290-2255.

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