The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the Sequim High School library, 601 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 and click on “School Board,” “Regular Communication” and “Agendas” on the district’s website at www.sequimschools.org.
Welcome back! Sequim classes resume Monday, Jan. 7.
GREYWOLF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Students in Caryn Little’s fourth-grade ELA classes have been studying the Middle Ages. The unit text is titled “Knights, Castles, Chivalry.” Throughout the study, students covered many Washington state standards for fourth grade. Lessons and activities included reading complex text, writing informational paragraphs as well as a historical fiction story set during the Middle Ages, spelling, grammar, morphology and vocabulary development.
Little also encouraged students to expand their learning and increase their background knowledge with some fun at-home projects that included: research and build a castle (out of LEGOs or recycled items); research and build a catapult; read a book related to knights castles and/or the Middle Ages; create a poster, game and/or research, and cook a medieval dish.
Students were eager to take on this challenge and have dazzled their classmates with their creativity and ambition!
Students in Monique Brasher’s first-grade class have been working on their writing skills by crafting a letter to Santa. The class learned to write a greeting, the body and an ending to their letters. It comes as no surprise that her entire class has been very good this year and is expecting a variety of gifts from Santa.
The following is a sample of the letters:
How are you doing? I’ve been good. Can I have a tablet please?
How are you? I hope I’ve been good. I want a big, big surprise for this year please.
I been good. I want a pony.
How are you doing? I hope I’ve been good. I hope I get a lot of books, please.
I’ve been good for Miss Brasher. I want a Littlest Pet Shop and a short haired Comic Con Cat please.
I have been good all year. Could I get whatever you give me? Thank you.
I’ve been good this year. Can I have a train please? I believe in you Santa.
I been good and I love you Santa. I hope I get a puppy please.
How are you doing? I’ve been good. I would like a kitten for Christmas please.
How are you doing? I hope I’ve been good. I hope I get a big Lego set and a Nintendo Switch too, please.
Great job to the whole class for all their hard work!
— Monique Brasher, teacher
On Dec. 11, Greywolf students and their families attended a special evening event focused on Kids at Hope. Kids at Hope helps students make plans for their future and set goals that will help them make their dreams reality.
Parents were invited to a presentation where they learned all about the Kids at Hope activities their children participate in at Greywolf and how they can support them at home.
Students spent time with staff members at the event playing games and working on holiday crafts. All families enjoyed a lasagna dinner and complimentary holiday photos provided by local photographer Marilyn Westman.
OLYMPIC PENINSULA ACADEMY
On Dec. 14, Olympic Peninsula Academy students and family enjoyed the program’s annual Winter Fest. This is a time for the families to join together to eat a potluck lunch, create winter crafts and decorate cookies.
SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL
Sequim High School Interact Officers from 2017-2019 recently gathered around a newly-installed water bottle-filling station to celebrate efforts to make a difference both locally and globally.
Last year, students raised several thousand dollars to raise money for cisterns in Kenya while also making efforts to reduce plastic water bottle waste a little closer to home. The club embodies Gandhi’s motto, “Be the change you wish to see,” and hopes that more students will not only appreciate the upgraded water fountain but also choose to live more conscientiously.
This year’s club will host their third-annual Walk for Water this march. For more information or to make donations, contact advisor Chelsea Reichner at creich firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-582-3600.
High school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to attend a College ROTC and Academy Night on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 6:45 p.m. in the Central Kitsap High School Theatre in Silverdale. For more information, see Mitzi Sanders in the counseling center or call Tyler Hunt at 360-662-2439.