There is no school on Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents Day.
The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Helen Haller Elementary School library, 350 W. Fir St. 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.
The Sequim School District hosts a Skilled Trades Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 19, when about 600 students will interact with local skilled trades company representatives. Each organization will have an area to set up displays, interactive demonstrations, provide handouts and engage with students. For more information, see www.sequimschools.org or call 360-582-3260.
GREYWOLF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Elizabeth Hall’s class has been studying Native American tribes and culture. They created a craft with the environment of the Lakota Sioux tribe and made a tipi from a brown paper bag to glue on top of their scenes. As a class they decided the colors to use on our tipis and the types of designs the Lakota Sioux people would use: buffalo, horses or simple lines and designs. They did well, and were able to use the knowledge they had about the Lakota Sioux tribe!
Family Math Night at Greywolf is set for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the school gym, 171 Carlsborg Road. The event, which includes dinner, is sponsored by the Greywolf Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).
Maisy French, a fifth-grader at Greywolf, recently received a participation certificate from Mrs. Virginia Wagner for an historical essay she composed. Wagner represents the Daughters Of The American Revolution. Thank you for presenting in our classroom and for the miniature replica of the Mayflower.
HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Take advantage of the Helen Haller Parent-Teacher Organization’s McTakeover from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Sequim MacDonald’s. A portion of the price of meals purchased during that time will go towards programs for Haller students.
Helen Haller hosted Dr. Rob Clark and Sequim School Board directors Brandino Gibson, Larry Jeffryes and Jim Stoffer on Jan. 30 for lunch and a school tour. The tour began in the front office, where the VIPs were presented with embroidered name tags (hand-made by teacher Chris MacDougall Danielson). Each visitor was assigned a personal guide. Student guides were Domingo Pacheco, Olivia Knight, Genevieve Wakefield, Michael Wheeler and Ianson Klinger, all fourth-graders.
The group chose from the day’s menu offerings in the cafeteria, which included sloppy joes, grilled cheese with tomato soup, quesadillas, sandwiches on whole grain rolls, accompanied by fruits, vegetables and milk. They shared lunchtime with kindergartners, first graders and their fourth-grade student guides.
The group next stopped in at the music room and were treated to a performance of the Haller Heart Song by third graders, led by music teacher Laura Lorentzen. During the rest of the tour the group observed lessons in progress in Stephanie Grotzke Nash’s kindergarten classroom, Meredith Vincent’s fifth-grade classroom, and Mike McCann’s and Kerry Ladd’s Life Skills classrooms. The tour concluded with a group photo in principal Becky Stanton’s office.
Friendship Friday was observed in the lunchroom on Jan. 30. By their good behavior, first graders earned the privilege of sitting with whomever they liked within their grade level during lunch; however, no one could be left sitting alone. Normally students sit together with their class during lunch, so they were excited for the opportunity to sit with friends from other classes!
SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School science teacher Joe Landoni would once again like to showcase some of his seventh-grade students as science “Catalysts,” this time for Term 2. Catalysts are those students who regularly display an exceptional level of participation in their science class. They are the kings and queens of questioning! They make those thought provoking statements which extend understanding. They are the instigators of inquiry! They are risk takers, not afraid of making mistakes or failing (as they know mistakes and failure lead to new knowledge.) They are the sparks which ignite learning!
Please recognize and celebrate the following fine young scientists: first period’s Max Bruch and Dawn Hulstedt, second period’s Gracie Gardner and Jovi Weller, fourth period’s Rihanna Carpenter and Easton Munger, fifth period’s Kimberly Heintz and Luke Rocha and sixth period’s Mattea Brilhart and Logan Lamreau.
Students were recognized in their respective classes and each received a certificate suitable for display on any refrigerator. Keep up the fantastic effort, young scientists. You are excellent role models for your peers.
SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL
Paperwork for spring sports is now available in the attendance or main office. All paperwork is due by 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26. Spring sports offered are baseball, fastpitch, girls and boys golf, girls tennis, track and boys soccer. Turnout starts Monday, March 2. Participants need white and yellow cards to turn out for the sport; pick them up in the attendance office before Monday, March 2.
Open gyms with coach/supervisor Mike McFarlen are 3-5 p.m. on Saturdays and 6 p.m. on Mondays in the community school gymnasium.