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.
There is no school on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day).
GREYWOLF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The next Greywolf Parent-Teacher Association meeting is set for 7-8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the school library.
In March at Greywolf Elementary, fifth-grade students tackled the persuasive essay and met one of literature’s wisest fools: Don Quixote. Using Argentina Palacios’ young reader’s version, “Adventures of Don Quixote” — an adaptation of the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes — students presented their answers to the question: Do Don Quixote’s good intentions justify his actions?
Star-worthy excerpts and examples from essays by student-authors Kendra Dodson, Ysabela Montero, Troy Onofre and Emma Vose can be viewed online. (We ask readers to remember that these students are 10 and 11 years old, and that any mistakes present in their work are understood to be part of the learning process. Thank you for reading and supporting Sequim Schools.) Write on Greywolf!
HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Throughout the month of May, Haller will assess students in third grade through fifth grade, on both state and district tests. Each grade level tests all month on a specific day: Tuesdays, third grade; Wednesdays, fourth grade; and Thursdays, fifth grade. School officials ask students get a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast and a warm send-off. The school assesses students in kindergarten through second grade using iReady and Dibels. Results of the tests should be available to schools in June and once they are finalized by the state, school officials can share them with parents.
The next Helen Haller Parent-Teacher Organization meeting is set for 6-7 p.m. Monday, May 13, in the Haller library.
Swim lessons for Haller second-graders begin Monday, May 13.
Haller concerts are coming up! Check out the kindergarten concert at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, with the first-grade concert later that day at 7 p.m. Haller’s second-grade concert is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. All concerts are at the Sequim High School auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave.
SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL
Sequim Middle School’s band hosts a concert from 7-8:15 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in the school gymnasium.
SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL
On Wednesday, May 15, Sequim High’s ASB will host a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The public is welcome to donate.
Seniors who are taking online classes for graduation in June have until May 15 to get the course work done and test(s) taken. All tests must be requested by you through BYU to be sent to Mr. Erickson, Mrs. Vander Velde or Ms. Fox. Any course work or tests completed after May 15 may not count toward graduation credits.