The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, March 16, in the Greywolf Elementary School gymnasium, 171 Carlsborg Road. 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.
GREYWOLF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The students of KIND (Kids Involved In Good Deeds) Club at Greywolf Elementary awarded Nguyen Tuat Van (Mr. Young), the school’s head custodian, with an appreciation letter and poster signed by students, for all the hard work he does and kindness he shows to each and every one of us.
On Feb. 21, Greywolf students welcomed members of the Carlsborg Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 6787 to Greywolf, who were at the school to honor kindergarten teacher Kelli Mishko, with the 2020 VFW Teacher of the Year Award. Mishko was chosen for her outstanding patriotism. Among other things, she teaches her students to sing and sign “Flag of America.” It is a joy to see the students in her classroom saluting our flag. Congratulations Ms. Mishko!
Greywolf Elementary School students and their families spent a fun evening together at Greywolf’s annual Math Night on Feb. 27.Teachers put together math activities and games and students were able to earn tickets to win prizes at the end of the night. A big thank you to Sequim Community Helping Kids for once again donating prizes for the event; they were a huge hit. Greywolf’s Parent-Teacher Association coordinated with Westside Pizza to serve dinner to families in attendance, and we appreciate their support. Several local businesses donated estimation jars and students with the closest estimates won the jar and its contents. Thank you to Alderwood Bistro, Kristi Turella DDS, Gerad Nucci and Maria Bush of Caliber Home Loans, Dungeness Kids Co., YMCA of Sequim, Blue Sky Realty, Kay Davis, Independent Thirty-One representative, Sequim Little Explorers and the Miano family for providing estimation jars.
HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The second-grade choir concert is March 19 and the fifth-grade choir concert is March 17. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m. in the Sequim High School auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave., under the direction of Laura Lorentzen.
March 12 is Helen Haller’s Shout-Out Dessert at 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Cougar shout-outs are given to students who consistently model the Big Three: Respect, Responsibility and Safety. Teachers submit a short write-up about each chosen student, and these are read aloud at the event attended by parents.
On March 2, Helen Haller students and staff celebrated Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday. For a number of years, a large group of high schoolers walk over to read with and listen to Haller students on this day.
“It is always fun to see former Haller students return,” principal Becky Stanton said. “It warms my heart seeing siblings united and former Haller students returned looking so grown up!”
Renee Mullikin and many other teachers said they enjoy welcoming former students back to her classroom to read with her second-grade students.
“One of the joys of teaching in a small community are the relationships and connections that span many years,” she said. “It was fun to see seniors who were former students visit on Read Across America Day to read with my class. They have grown into amazing young men and women and I am so proud to be part of their educational journey.”
March 2-6 was Spirit Week at Helen Haller Elementary. Our student council planned a week of activities designed to promote school spirit. School spirit can be a direct reflection of a school’s culture and can help influence academic performance, as well as make students and staff feel more invested in their school. Events included Pajama Monday, “Twins” Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Decade Day, Book Character Day and a Book Collection/Book Swap.
SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Prom is Saturday, March 21, and tickets went go on sale starting March 9. Tickets will be $10 through March 13, the $15 for the week of March 16-20, and $20 at the door. Any invited guests must be pre-approved and the guest requests are available in the office and must be returned by 3 p.m. Thursday, March 19.