Michael Dashiell

Teachers and other staffers from Helen Haller Elementary School — some dressed as apples — wave goodbye to students on the final day of school on June 18. Youths are on summer break until the 2015-2016 school year starts on  Sept. 1.

Sequim schools eye online classes

District officials consider varying offerings, options for area students

Teachers and other staffers from Helen Haller Elementary School — some dressed as apples — wave goodbye to students on the final day of school on June 18. Youths are on summer break until the 2015-2016 school year starts on  Sept. 1.
Sequim school board mulls professional development time, late-start Mondays

Sequim school board mulls professional development time, late-start Mondays

Directors seeking more information to shape 2015-2016 school year calendar

Sequim school board mulls professional development time, late-start Mondays
Sequim High School senior Wyatt Billings is all smiles as he prepares to receive his diploma and congrats  from Sequim School Board president Bev Horan and SHS principal Shawn Langston on June 12.

Sequim High School’s 2015 commencement ceremonies SLIDESHOW

Time to stand up, Wolves. That’s the message hundreds of graduating seniors from Sequim High School received at their commencement ceremonies Friday night, coming from their principal, Shawn Langston, and a host of their classmates.

Sequim High School senior Wyatt Billings is all smiles as he prepares to receive his diploma and congrats  from Sequim School Board president Bev Horan and SHS principal Shawn Langston on June 12.
All in for Al: Bike group honors friend with ride up Hurricane Ridge

All in for Al: Bike group honors friend with ride up Hurricane Ridge

The backstory goes a little something like this: Al Piemme, a several-times national bicycling champion and member of several Sequim bike groups, asked his wife one night what the weather was like. She told him it was good and he said, "Good — I think I'll get my clothes on and ride up Hurricane Ridge." He died shortly thereafter.

All in for Al: Bike group honors friend with ride up Hurricane Ridge
Sequim High School’s 4x400 relay team — from left

Track & Field: Wolves race into history books SLIDESHOW

Led by javelin champ Alex Barry, SHS boys earn best finish at state (4th); Sequim girls get pair of top-five finishes

Sequim High School’s 4x400 relay team — from left
Sequim’s Oscar Herrera races to a top time in the preliminaries of the 110-meter high hurdles at the West Central District 2A track and field meet in Belfair on May 22. Herrera advanced to the state 2A meet in both 110- and 300-meter hurdles events.

Track & Field: Sequim sending 3 relays, 14 athletes to 2A finale

A long, long track and field season is about to come to a close — and a number of purple and gold-clad Sequim athletes will be there to cap it off.

Sequim’s Oscar Herrera races to a top time in the preliminaries of the 110-meter high hurdles at the West Central District 2A track and field meet in Belfair on May 22. Herrera advanced to the state 2A meet in both 110- and 300-meter hurdles events.
Sequim’s McKenzie Bentz (left) and Halie Wilson (far right) congratulate teammate  Tia Bourm. after the right fielder made a racing catch to save a run in Sequim’s 6-4 win against   Kingston last week.

Fastpitch: Wolves get win in home finale SLIDESHOW

On a sunny Sequim day last week, five Sequim teens hugged their parents and thanked their coaches, played a ballgame and closed a chapter in their softball careers.

Sequim’s McKenzie Bentz (left) and Halie Wilson (far right) congratulate teammate  Tia Bourm. after the right fielder made a racing catch to save a run in Sequim’s 6-4 win against   Kingston last week.
Sequim’s Logan Habner sets a personal best in the discus to qualify for the West Central District meet next weekend in Belfair.

Track & Field: Sequim sends 24 to district meet SLIDESHOW

North Kitsap boys edge Sequim High for sub-district title

Sequim’s Logan Habner sets a personal best in the discus to qualify for the West Central District meet next weekend in Belfair.
Sequim third baseman Austin Hilliard keeps his eye on a ground ball in the first inning of the Wolves 5-2 loss to North Kitsap on May 16.

Baseball: Wolves snag No. 3-seed to regionals

Sequim rebounds from tough loss to North Kitsap, blanks Liberty

Sequim third baseman Austin Hilliard keeps his eye on a ground ball in the first inning of the Wolves 5-2 loss to North Kitsap on May 16.
Gary Neal sits in his office a few weeks after starting his assistant superintendent position in July 2014.

Sequim schools pick Neal for interim superintendent role

In the end, Sequim’s next superintendent was just down the hall.

Gary Neal sits in his office a few weeks after starting his assistant superintendent position in July 2014.
Odds, ends from the editor’s desk — May 20, 2015

Odds, ends from the editor’s desk — May 20, 2015

Forgive the gross use of cultural exceptionalism, but Sequim rocks. Well, our festivals do, anyway.

Odds, ends from the editor’s desk — May 20, 2015
Sequim's Tanner Rhodefer

Baseball: Sequim wins 2, heads to regionals

Behind some gutsy pitching, solid defense and timely hitting, Sequim’s Wolves knocked off White River and Sammamish in succession to earn a spot in the West Central District tournament Saturday in Kent.

Sequim's Tanner Rhodefer
Sequim’s 4x200 relay team (clockwise from far left

Track & Field: Wolves post strong finishes at Olympic League meet

Moore named Olympic League's boys 2A Coach of Year, SHS girls set 4x200 school record

Sequim’s 4x200 relay team (clockwise from far left
Sequim's Nigel Christian pitches through wet conditions in an April league game against North Kitsap. He and the Wolves play in the West Central District tourney Saturday

Baseball: Wolves fall in finale, take fourth seed

Sequim opens West Central District tournament play in Kent May 9

Sequim's Nigel Christian pitches through wet conditions in an April league game against North Kitsap. He and the Wolves play in the West Central District tourney Saturday
Tanner Rhodefer works the mound against Port Angeles last week. Rhodefer wenty all seven innings as Sequim upended the Riders

Baseball: Sac fly, Rhodefer help Sequim edge Riders

Coach Dave Ditlefsen looked to Sequim ace Tanner Rhodefer to help end a four-game skid on last week against the Wolves’ rival.

Tanner Rhodefer works the mound against Port Angeles last week. Rhodefer wenty all seven innings as Sequim upended the Riders
Brendon Despain races to first place finishes in both 1

Track & Field: NK takes battle of top track teams SLIDESHOW

Sequim earns 14 first-place finishes but host Vikings earn sweep

Brendon Despain races to first place finishes in both 1
Sequim second baseman Jordan Bentz throws out a Port Angeles runner and looks to turn a double play.

Fastpitch: Riders power past Wolves on ‘Pink’ day

Three teams have separated themselves from the rest of the Olympic League and Sequim is once again in the lead pack.

Sequim second baseman Jordan Bentz throws out a Port Angeles runner and looks to turn a double play.
Sequim schools superintendent Kelly Shea congratulates SEF Film Festival winner Zavier Zarit.

Zarit takes top honor at SEF Film Fest SLIDESHOW

Zavier Zarit has hopes of studying communications and video production at Western Washington University.

Sequim schools superintendent Kelly Shea congratulates SEF Film Festival winner Zavier Zarit.
Like this book in the school library

SHS junior has eyes on Harvard summer program

Enough with theory. Ian Houghton wants to put his passion for science into practice.

Like this book in the school library
Isabelle MacMurchie shows her science project project titled

Schools revamp superintendent search schedule

With less than a month before possible selection of a new superintendent, the Sequim School District’s board of directors and staff have a full slate of meetings to narrow their search.

Isabelle MacMurchie shows her science project project titled