@SequimSchools — Feb. 28, 2018

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2018 1:30am
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The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, March 5, 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” and “2017-2018 agendas” on the district’s website at www.sequimschools.org.


Future Farmers of America students from Steve Mahitka’s Sequim High School program visited Greywolf’s second grade classrooms for the first of three visits. The FFA students are visiting classrooms to educate younger students about farming, science and animals. Second-graders learned what FFA is, what it means to be a part of FFA and the different ways you can participate. They then helped students brainstorm a list of foods they eat and engaged students in an interactive activity which involved sorting foods into categories of different types of farms food comes from.

Connor Oase learned, “There’s more than one type of farm, like a garden farm or a wheat farm.” Eva Lancheros said she “liked that they were interactive with us,” and Kalea Keate liked that, “they told us about animals and when the lessons are over, we can go on a field trip to visit the FFA farm!”

Teacher Gretta Rich said, “We look forward to part two of their visit in a few weeks!”

On Thursday, Feb. 15, Greywolf Elementary held their first Kids at Hope Career Day! Students in kindergarten, first and second grades were excited to attend an assembly featuring several community helpers!

We would like to thank Marc Lawson and Steph Anderson from the Sequim Fire Department for sharing about the job of a firefighter, and officers Kindryn Leiter and Randy Kellas from the Sequim Police Department and deputy Andrew Wagner from the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office for speaking about their careers in law enforcement.

Also, students in grades 3-5 recently had an opportunity to participate in a career fair, rotating between classrooms to learn about three careers of their choosing. Presenters shared the education and steps needed to get to their current positions, how they use reading, writing, and math in their jobs, what they do on the job each day and the reasons they enjoy what they do.

A big thank you to the presenters: systems engineer Cynthia Goldner; Jon Gray, store owner of Angeles Furniture; Seattle Pacific University professor Robin Henrikson; Sportsfit personal trainer Nikki Julmist; Roberto Lopez, general contractor for Lopez Construction; Kathy Marshall, sonographer at Olympic Medical Center; RE/MAX Prime realtor Joelle Munger; Sue Southard, operations manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Bobbi Stringer, personal banker at First Federal; Sequim YMCA Branch Manager Kurt Turner, and Joseph Wolfley, attorney at the Wolfley Law Office.


Robin Forrest’s third-grade class thoroughly enjoyed learning about the ancient Roman civilization in their CKLA unit. Students learned and wrote about important Roman contributions. They enjoyed hearing and reading about myths and legends and the daily lives of Romans. To celebrate their learning, the class had a Roman themed party. They enjoyed grapes, loaves of bread, fish (goldfish) and plenty of apple juice!


Sequim Middle School has several upcoming key dates for eighth-graders:

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 – Eighth-Grade Parent Night at Sequim High School cafeteria; SHS administrators will provide an introduction to registration

• Thursday, March 22 – Welcome Assembly for eighth-graders. Sequim High School counselors meet with eighth-graders during Wolfpack at the SHS auditorium to review the registration packet; principal Shawn Langston will address the students

• Wednesday, March 28 — Sequim Middle School online registration (English class). Students will meet with Sequim High School counselors in the middle school library for course registration through Skyward Student Access. This Skyward registration window will be accessible to students for home use through Tuesday, April 10. (All students should have the draft of their Registration Planning Forms with them to transfer onto their official Registration Form)

• April 19-20 – Sequim Middle School Student-Led Conferences. Families will have the opportunity to review courses selected during student conferences with Wolfpack teacher. Melee Vander Velde (last names A-F), Erin Fox (last names G-N) and Steve Erickson (last names O-Z) from the SHS counseling department will be on hand at the middle school for scheduling questions and concerns.


The Sequim High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team attended the Puget Sound regional conference at Pacific Lutheran University on Feb. 3.

While at the conference they had an opportunity to represent their school and community alongside at least 10 other high schools through a series of competitions. Each of them fought for one of top six spots in the competitive events ranging from online to presentation-based.

Six members entered into at least two competitions, and all of them walked out of there with a ticket to the FBLA state conference.

President Erin Dwyer placed first in Introduction to Public Speaking, first in Impromptu Speaking, second in Digital Design and second place in Introduction to Informational Technology.

Vice President Kianna Miller earned a second place in Introduction to Public Speaking, fourth in Impromptu Speaking and fifth in Client Service.

Treasurer Vita Olson got fourth in Introduction to FBLA and sixth in Introduction to Public Speaking.

Secretary Eva Lofstrom earned third place in Introduction to Public Speaking.

Amanda Weller placed fifth in Introduction to Business Communications and fourth in Introduction to Financial Math

Jazz Weller placed first in Cyber Security, second in Business Calculations, fifth in Economics and sixth in Personal Finance.

FBLA team members would like to thank local businesses and organizations that are sponsoring them on their journey to state. Those who have an interest in donating or sponsoring Sequim FBLA team may contact the team at sequim.fbla@gmail.com.

“We are so excited to elevate our future though this amazing opportunity and the support from our peers, our school and our community,” Dwyer said. “Thank you.”

There is no school Monday, March 5.

Tuesday, March 6, is Eighth Grade Parent Night at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

On March 6-7, classes will be on a Den schedule. Students will be working on their 2018-2019 schedules during their Den classes.

Monday, March 12, is the next Graduation Party Planning meeting. Parents of seniors are invited to attend and help with the planning of the graduation party. The meeting is held in the high school library at 6 p.m.

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