There is no school scheduled for Monday, Jan. 17 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).
The next Sequim School Board Directors meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. See sequimschools.org/School_Board for more information.
GREYWOLF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Students and staff of Greywolf Elementary in late 2021 finished up the 12 Days of Giving, a food drive benefiting the Sequim Food Bank. The generosity of our families will be a blessing to the food bank, especially during the holidays when they help out so many. Greywolf collected 5,010 pounds of food and $529.05! Thank you to all the families that contributed; it was great for our children to learn about giving back to their community!
HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Third-graders at Helen Haller have been studying the human body. In Robin Forrest’s class, the young doctors of HHE Love of Learning Medical Center successfully performed “contraction surgery,” created multiplication arrays from “blood samples,” and made models of lungs. They were also calm under pressure during “Code Blue” emergency math scenarios. After learning about the central nervous system and brain, students in Emily Ellefson’s third-grade class made brain caps. Students also got to become medical doctors for the day after learning about the skeletal system.
SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL
Science teacher Joe Landoni would like to showcase the following seventh-grade students as science “Catalysts” for Term 1. 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 that 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 Andonios Iott and Harper Moore, second period’s Julian Broadfoot and Jiada Sabadin, fourth period’s Lillian Anderson and Jackson Frame, fifth period’s Mason Carlile and London Forrest and sixth period’s Rose Gibson and Michael Reitz–Harrison.
Students were recognized in their respective classes and each received a certificate suitable for display on their refrigerator. Keep up the fantastic effort, young scientists. You are excellent role models for your peers.
— Joe Landoni
SMS’s girls basketball will be starting in January; there are no dates available yet but information will be posted online as soon as possible. Sports forms can be picked up in student services or printed from the school webpage at sms.sequim schools.org.
SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL
Students in Dr. D.’s (Linda De Ivernois’) classes searched for and performed their favorite poems from the Poetry Out Loud campaign. Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition for high school students. Although none of Dr. D.’s students wanted to compete at the school level, they enjoyed building their self-confidence and public speaking skills. They were respectful listeners and courageous speakers!