The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, May 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 “School Board,” “Regular Communication” and “Agendas” on the district’s website at www.sequimschools.org.
HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Students in second grade classes are excited to take swimming lessons at the YMCA during the month of May. Students’ swimming skills will be assessed and then will be placed in classes to build their skills. We are very grateful to our generous Parent Teacher Organization that funds this annual tradition!
With the school schedule being changed — Sequim schools have added three days to the academic calendar after winter storms forced cancellations earlier this year — Helen Haller Elementary’s Field Day has been moved to June 18, and the Fifth Grade Moving on Ceremony has been moved to June 19th in the afternoon. The official last day of school will by June 19, a full day of school.
The third-grade classes have been studying European Explorers. We studied the explorer Juan Ponce de Leon who had hoped that he would find the fountain of youth. Carolyn Luengen’s class wrote opinion paragraphs answering the question: “Would you like to go to a fountain of youth?”
In my opinion, I would not like to go to the fountain of youth. I would not want to be younger again. I don’t want to restart my life. I also don’t want to be treated like a baby again. And I certainly don’t want my mom helping me with everything. Also, I don’t want to take the same classes. I don’t want to learn stuff that I have already learned. And that is why I don’t want to go to the fountain of youth.
– Olivia Knight
I would like to go to the fountain of youth. I could have a longer life and make better choices and be a better person. I could have better wisdom and not do bad stuff. I would have to go to school and learn more and then I would be smarter. I could have a good job. I could have more birthday parties and invite more people, because I would know more people in my life. That is why I would go.
– Domingo Pacheco
My opinion is that I would like to go to the fountain of youth. (Could I change back though?) First, I would like to fix my bad mistakes, because I want to make them better. Second, I would like to relive the good memories, so I could just relive them and have fun. Last, but not least, I could have the knowledge of a 9-year-old kid when I’m young and I could be really smart. That is my opinion of why I would go to the fountain of youth.
– Megan Reeves
SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL
Fifth Grade Parent Night is set for 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Sequim Middle School.
SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL
Sequim High’s Association Student Body is sponsoring a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. The public is welcome to donate.
All students enrolled at Sequim Options School (SOS) and doing work independently have until 9 a.m. Friday, May 31, to get all work turned in to Mrs. Mahitka, Mr. Floeter or Mrs. Westman.