School briefs

Students make

EWU dean's list

Three Sequim students - Lucas Apple, Brandon Fuellas and Sarina Walla - were named to Eastern Washington University's dean's list for fall quarter 2008.

To qualify for EWU's dean's list, an undergraduate student must take at least 12 credit hours and receive a grade-point

average of 3.50 or better.

First Teacher sets

January events

The First Teacher program at Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St., has a number of special activities planned for January.

First Teacher hosts special Friday events. On Jan. 16,

Sequim Police officer Darrell Nelson and other volunteers from the Sequim Police Department help parents create a safety file for their children that include fingerprints and DNA samples; Happy Tymer clowns are scheduled to assist. On Jan. 23, esthetician Kathleen Prince talks about and demonstrates good skin care techniques. On Jan. 30, dentist Brian Hughes talks about the importance of good early oral hygiene for children.

First Teacher also hosts two special events in January. On Jan. 15, Bonnie Schmidt from Music Together demonstrates baby/toddler sign language, and on Jan. 21 is the United Way-sponsored "Listening to Community Voices" program, a time to talk with others about community needs (call First Teacher in advance to reserve a spot).

For more information, call Patsene Dashiell at 582-3428 or Cynthia Martin at 681-2250, or see


set for tonight

The Sequim High School Band Boosters are hosting a McDonald's McTakeover from 6-8 p.m. tonight, Jan. 14, at the Sequim McDonald's, 107 S.

Seventh Ave.

A portion of the proceeds from the two-hour period go to the SHS Band Boosters to help offset costs for the Anaheim trip in the end of March.

For more information, call 683-4192.

Exchange group seeks volunteer advocate

Representatives from World Heritage, a nonprofit student exchange program, are seeking a volunteer from the community to serve as a representative and program supporter for high school exchange students.

Volunteers screen potential host families, meet with local high school representatives and provide support counseling for host families and students.

For more information, call Barbara at 800-888-9040 or see

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