The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, May 6, 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 “School Board,” “Regular Communication” and “Agendas” on the district’s website at www.sequimschools.org.
GREYWOLF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Members of the Carlsborg VFW presented the VFW Teacher of the Year Award to Greywolf Elementary School’s Aaron Reno. The award was presented during the March Student Recognition Assembly. Reno was nominated by building principal Donna Hudson after he volunteered to give his classroom to another school program and teach his classes in the library. He taught classes in the school’s library for more than six months. It is this type of personal sacrifice and focus on teamwork that set Reno apart this school year, school officials say.
HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
This year, Helen Haller Elementary School has partnered with the American Heart Association in its fundraising campaign. By participating in the Kid’s Heart Challenge, students will help save lives and learn about heart health and the benefits of a healthy heart. Students also earn fun “Heart Heroes” gifts based on the amount of donations they bring in.
The kids are having a lot of fun in P.E. because they now can have a jump rope unit while participating in this challenge. When they first started the unit four weeks ago, few students were able to jump rope — and even those who could were a little bit intimidated to do it. After the first week, students were asking to jump rope for their warm-ups. It has been great watching students improve their skills in using the jump rope. Students also are realizing that jump roping is a good form of exercise and it’s a good way to get your heart stronger.
SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School science teacher Joe Landoni would like to showcase seventh-grade students as science “Catalysts” — this time for the recently completed Term 3.
Catalysts regularly display an exceptional level of participation in their science class. They make those thought-provoking statements that extend understanding. They are the instigators of inquiry, risk-takers who 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 Jerzey Schroeder and Michael Soto; second period’s Allyssa Thayer and Dwight Anglin; fourth period’s Taryn Johnson and Cohen Riley; fifth period’s Marli Gagner, Austin Jackson and Auna Rich, and sixth period’s Madylin Bennett, Ashton Drew, Alex Fiamengo and Lars Wiker.
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.
— science teacher Joe Landoni
SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL
The Sequim High School Culinary Arts class recently received a donation of a 20-quart Hobart stand-up mixer. The mixer was picked up at auction by Sequim resident Gary Poor. Art Meyer, a culinary arts advisor and retired chef, bought a sausage maker in trade for the mixer and replacement parts. Both Meyer and Poor refurbished the mixer to its original condition.
“This is the first real piece of commercial kitchen equipment given to my class,” culinary arts instructor Dana Minard said. “The donation means a lot to the ability to train the students on actual commercial kitchen equipment. I am thankful for the kindness of these two gentlemen!”
Senior Ball dance requests are available in the main office. Those invited who are not seniors need to fill out a dance request form; this includes all underclassmen (freshmen, sophomores and juniors) who attend SHS. Dance request forms are due at the main office by 3 p.m. Friday, April 26. Late forms will not be accepted. Tickets are on sale, $45 for SHS seniors and $50 for guests. For more information, ask at the main office.
Seniors: Graduation party tickets are available online this year. Organizers of the event are encouraging everyone to register at shsgradparty.eventsmart.com/events/shs-graduation-party. Payments options are pay online with PayPal or drop off a check payable to SGP in the drop box in the SHS main office or mail a check to: SGP PO Box 4, Carlsborg, WA. 98324. Tickets will be distributed at 9 a.m. on June 7 during the graduation ceremony rehearsal. Students are required to sign the party policy and hand in their keys. Students will not be able to return to their cars during the event.
Seniors: The senior group picture will be taken at 10:45 a.m. Monday, April 22, at the start of DEN.
Yearbooks are on sale through Tuesday, April 30. Cost is $60 each and they may be purchased from Mrs. Ulm in the main office. Yearbooks arrive for distribution on May 31.