@SequimSchools — Nov. 14, 2018


The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in the district boardroom, 503 N. Sequim Ave. 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 Highly Capable Referral window is open. The school district is accepting referrals through Nov. 30. Referral packets are available at each building’s front office, or online at www.sequimschools.org (click on “programs,” then “Highly Capable”). Return all completed referral packets to your student’s building secretary by close of business on Nov. 30. An informational meeting for families who are interested in having their child assessed for the Highly Capable program is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, in room 809 at Sequim Middle School.

Health services staff with the Sequim School District will be performing school vision and hearing screening for students in grades kindergarten, first, second, third, fifth and seventh grades, from Nov. 27-Dec. 3. Contact the district nurse Sonja Bittner if you have questions or concerns at sbittner@sequimschools.org.


Four Greywolf Alumni high school seniors — Thomas Hughes, Damon Little, Liam Payne and Blake Wiker — were invited to speak at Greywolf’s awards assembly on Oct. 31. Students in first through fifth grades were eager to find out how these once little wolf pups had made it to where they are today. These high school seniors and state tennis qualifiers exemplify “grit” and “hope” on an off the court. They spoke about their future plans, their favorite classes, how teamwork, practice, and hard work are the simple ingredients to becoming a “champion”!

Although big in stature compared to these young students, their achievements, grit and hope for the future are what truly make them stand out. They were proud to share this inspirational message with future Greywolf alumni!

Caryn Little, teacher


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 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 that ignite learning!

Please recognize and celebrate the following fine young scientists: first period’s Graden Kubas and Kaylee Straling, second period’s Emily Dix and Mason Eveland, fourth period’s Anton Hilmisson and Lucy Holt, fifth period’s Aiden Albers and Clare Martin-Schwarze, and sixth period’s Felicity Brown and Sage Younger.

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.

— Joe Landoni


Parent-teacher conferences are Nov. 15-16. Conferences are in the gym Thursday from 4-7 p.m. and in teacher’s classrooms on Friday from noon-3 p.m. Students will have early release on both days and are encouraged to attend the conference with their parent/guardian. Students and parents are asked to limit visits to no more than 10 minutes with any one teacher; if more time is needed, they should set up an appointment.

There will be early release on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and no school on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23.