The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 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.sequim schools.org.
HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Thanks to two community education grants from Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma titled “Reading Success with Fluency” and “Fluency Success with Early Readers,” students at Helen Haller Elementary School are becoming more proficient readers with fluency.
The grants enable Helen Haller reading specialist Betsy Smith to buy the online fluency reading program Read Naturally Live for students in second, third and fourth grades. Students access the program while participating in Smith’s after-school reading club as well as during the school day. Students in kindergarten and first grade will be able to practice fluency with engaging leveled informational books.
Louise Potter recently delivered the two checks to the reading program on behalf of the Community Education Grant Committee of Beta Nu.
The teachers, staff, and students of Helen Haller Elementary School send a great big “Thank You” to Beta Nu Chapter.
Want to be a reading tutor? Check out how you can help students at Helen Haller become proficient readers with tutor sessions set for 3:15-4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, and Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the Haller library. Prospective tutors are asked to attend both sessions.
Tutors need to complete an online application on the district’s website (www.sequimschools.org, navigate to the application via the “Resources” tab). They also need to submit a current Washington state driver’s license for a background check; clearance is good for one year.
Contact reading specialist Betsy Smith at 360-583-3260 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL
Students, if you didn’t get your picture taken during Wolfpack Days you have another chance on Thursday, Sept. 12. LifeTouch will be in the auditorium starting at 8 a.m. for any students who have yet to get their picture taken.
Senior Parent Night is Monday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Important information for seniors and dates for upcoming senior events will be presented. We encourage all seniors and their parents to attend.