Because of concerns regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Sequim School District will not hold classes through April 24. The earliest return date for Sequim students is Monday, April 27. See www.sequimschools.org for more information.
GREYWOLF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Greywolf fifth-graders enjoyed a wonderful learning experience at the Railroad Bridge Park.
First, education coordinator Jenna Ziogas visited a Greywolf classroom for an educational experience preparing us for a visit. The next day was beautiful and helped make the walk easy and fun. Once at the park, students learned how to be field scientists and checked the health of the Dungeness River for salmon at Railroad Bridge Park.
After lunch and recess, students learned how their studies reflect on what happens to salmon in the ocean, and how what each of them do also affects the oceans.
Finally, they planted trees along the river to help our watershed and cut down some invasive species of plants. A great day at Railroad Bridge Park. Thank you to Jenna Ziogas, director Powell Jones and all the wonderful parents who accompanied us.
Recently, the Greywolf second-graders got a visit from the Master Gardeners. They learned more about the plant life cycle, and got to meet Herbie — the flower puppet — who is celebrating his 25th birthday! After an interesting presentation, they got to plant their own seeds so that they can watch them sprout roots, and begin to grow.
HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Helen Haller’s Cougar Shout-Out Dessert was held in the gym on Thursday, March 12. In all, 72 Haller students received recognition for consistently modeling the “Big Three”: Respect, Responsibility and Safety.
Teachers submitted a short write-up about each selected student, and these were read aloud at the event attended by parents.
These students received Cougar Shout-Outs:
Lorrie Corder — Sarina Whitteker, Austin Chartier
Joey Marcey — Charlotte Forshaw-Calonder,Landon Russell
Stephanie Grotzke-Nash — Zaliyah Alonzo, Colin Bixby
Melissa Novak — Linnea Mager, Thelo Crear
Vanessa Rayburn — Wyatt Cable-May, Mya Whiteside
• First grade
Ione Marcy — Jack Jacobson, Violet Steed-Gonzalez
Christine MacDougall-Danielson — Aden Uhlig, Corinne Piersoll
Kelly Miller — Ariyana Lopez, Bradly Dormer
Gwen Rudzinski — Madison Johnson, Nathan Coates
Pattie Hagan — Sophie Christian, Eulalia Gonzales Raymundo
• Second grade
Kristin Mooney — Emma Edwards, Silas Sullivan
Teresa Thorson — Tyler McCarthey, Emma Blair
Renee Mullikin — Asher Knight, Cecily Erickson
Aria Benner — Emma Bixby, Elliana Holt
Doreen Minard — Evie Hall, Susan Updike
• Third grade
Robin Forrest — Abby Vogel, Thomas Whitteker
Ann Riggs — Arora Himmelberger, Landin DeLaOssa
Emily Ellefson — Beckett Hueter, Lila Nix
Carolyn Luengen — Lillian McCullough, Annie Sorensen
Rachel Oden — Abigail Stites, Ava Rosey
• Fourth grade
Eric Danielson — Thomas Tamura, Angie Torres
Jesse Klinger — Danny Colwill, Nathanael Updike
Jaysa Hill — Finley Rapelje, Caleb Van de Weghe
Lisa Beaver Williams — Megan Reeves, Can Bin Li
Patrick Caron — Dominic Critchlow, Ryan Adkisson
• Fifth grade
Saxon Holt — Dominic Price, Lilleigh Columbus
Brittney Rothwell — Trinity Morefield, Bailey Johnson
Mary Himley — Phineas Sylvester, Mia Jacobson
Meredith Vincent — Tommy Prorok, Izabella Rich
• Specialists, others
Marie Claire Bernards/Social Emotional Learning — Arora Himmelberger (Ann Riggs’ class), Peyton Dinius (Saxon Holt’s class)
Laura Lorentzen/Music — Lillian Nesset (Kristin Mooney’s class), Emri Samudio (Lisa Beaver’s class)
Keith Lee/Science and STEAM — Pierce Andersen (Doreen Minard’s class), Dominik Johnson (Lisa Beaver’s class)
Sheri Kruckeberg/Librarian — Jessie Chartier, Sophia Rhynes (both Saxon Holt’s class)
Joclin Julmist/Physical Education — Hailey Badger (Jesse Klinger’s class), Mija Bohling (Mary Himley’s class)
Tiffany Malean and Kerry Ladd/Life Skills — Wyatt Melseth, James Melvin
Brandon Brown/Custodian — Titus Jones (Gwen Rudzinski’s class), Michael Jennings (Meredith Vincent’s class)