The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, June 17, 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
Greywolf Elementary’s “Moving On Ceremony” is set for 1:15-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the Greywolf gymnasium.
The Greywolf main office closes at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, for the summer. It reopens Aug. 21.
HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The class of 2032 are hard at work increasing their reading, writing, and arithmetic skills! They have made rainbow poems, completed umbrella math and written about their memories of Kindergarten. With Carrie Art, they learned to paint sheep. The whole kindergarten program is now gearing up for their first six books for summer reading blitz.
Meanwhile, teachers and staff greeted prospective students and parents for the class of 2033 at a Spring registration and screening event. Parents were encouraged to help their future kindergartners prepare for school in a variety of ways. These include: identifying and writing their letters, counting from 1 to 20 and writing their numbers, and listening to stories read aloud. Parents were also asked to practice life skills such as: taking turns, sharing toys with siblings or friends, shoe tying, jacket zipping, using a restroom without assistance, opening cartons and zip lock bags. This combination of academic and life skills preparation will help children be school ready.
Both the outgoing class of 2032 and the new class of 2033 are encouraged to participate in the public library’s summer reading program. The more you read, the more you know!
The annual Helen Haller Field day is Tuesday, June 18.
Helen Haller’s Fifth Grade Moving On Ceremony is set for Wednesday, June 19 — the last day of school.
The main office at Helen Haller closes at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, for the summer.
SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL
Sequim Middle School hosts a “Tour of Instruments”: Bring your incoming sixth-grader to the middle school cafeteria to try band instruments for fun and have a free barbecue picnic sponsored by the SMS Timberwolves Band from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13. Meet the the middle school and high school band directors, professional musicians from the Seattle and Port Angeles symphonies, the Sequim City Band and the University of Washington Music Department.
The Sequim Middle School band department recently got a donation from a former Timberwolf. Carly Swingle, who works locally at NW Eye Surgeons, recently donated a clarinet to the school. Swingle attended Sequim schools and played clarinet in the SMS band.
SMS band director George Rodes thanked the donor and send this message to the community: “We are seeking instrument donations for our Sequim beginner band students. If you think that you have a usable instrument that you would like to donate to support our Sequim band program and students, please contact George Rodes at email@example.com.”
SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL
Snow make-up days are June 14, 17, 18 and 19. On Monday, June 17, there is no late start; classes begin at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 19 — the last day of school — is a full day.
The high school main office will be open from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., closed noon-1 p.m. (lunch) on Thursday, June 20, and is open 8 a.m.-noon on Friday, June 21, after which the office will be closed for the summer and reopen on Aug. 19. The high school counseling office will close for the summer on Thursday, June 27, at 3 p.m.
Seniors recognized: At Sequim High School’s Senior Recognition Assembly on Friday, May 31, graduates-to-be received kudos for their hard work in the classroom, the community and on the athletic fields. Staff and other students gave thanks to a number of seniors, including the outgoing ASB Executive Officers (President Emily Bundy, Vice President Katie Potter, Secretary Liam Braaten and Executive Tech Hunter Wells), the United Way Service letter recipients (Liam Payne, Darren Salazar and Allison Van De Wege), Link Crew commissioners (Wells, Isabelle Hugoniot, Maggie Van Dyken) and students receiving a Seal of Bi-literacy (Bundy, Payne David Calderon Castro, Rodolfo Franco, Josue Gallegos, Pahola Garcia Osorio, Minzie Koch, Arlene Law, Obed Lopez, Michael Mattern-Hall, Milana Mindubaeve, Elena Najera, Madeline Patterson, Ashley Rosales, Elizabeth Sweet, Nathalie Torres Mendoza, Flora Walchenbach, Amanda Wiggins, Lilliana Williams).
Other senior awards went to:
Language Arts Award — Sean Weber
Math Award — Kaitlyn Viada
Science Award — Thomas Hughes
Social Studies Award — Arlene Law
World Languages Award — Lilliana Williams
Determination Award — Shae Zentz
Career-Technical Education (CTE) Award — Ben Logan
Fine Arts Visual Award — Amanda Wiggins
Band Award — Elizabeth Sweet
Choir Award — Caleb DeMott
Physical Education Award — Rodolfo Franco
Scholar Athletes Awards — Elizabeth Sweet, Blake Wiker
Athletes of the Year — Riley Cowan, Bobbi Sparks
Outstanding Senior Award — Maggie Van Dyken
Grit Award — Brady Coombs
Heart of Purple and Gold Award — Emily Bundy, Liam Payne
Seniors: Those needing a final transcript sent to a college/university need to put in a request at the SHS counseling office. Grading will be completed after graduation and the counseling office will be closed after June 27 for the summer.