Helen Haller fourth- and fifth-grade students in K-5 STEM specialist Kieth Lee’s class make slime to conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances can result in a new substance. Pictured with Lee are, from left, Taylor Thai, Fredrick Wilhelm and Gabriel Francis from Eric Danielson’s class. Submitted photo

Helen Haller fourth- and fifth-grade students in K-5 STEM specialist Kieth Lee’s class make slime to conduct an investigation to determine whether the mixing of two or more substances can result in a new substance. Pictured with Lee are, from left, Taylor Thai, Fredrick Wilhelm and Gabriel Francis from Eric Danielson’s class. Submitted photo

@SequimSchools — Oct. 9, 2019

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:58am
  • Life

DISTRICT

The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 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.

From the school district website: “On behalf of the Sequim School District and School Board, I want to thank everyone who participated in the Active Shooter Drill on September 28th. Over 150 law enforcement officers, fire personnel, emergency services responders, and other community members participated in the drill. This practice better prepares us for the unthinkable and we are a stronger because of this work. Sincerely, Dr. Rob Clark, Interim Superintendent”

HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Kindergarten classes visited the Helen Haller computer lab for the first time last week! They learned about the different parts of the computer: monitor, CPU, keyboard. They learned the correct way to hold the mouse and how to click, move, drag and drop. They played games to practice their mouse skills such as Make a Pizza and Make a Snowman. This week they are back for more practice.

Helen Haller’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) nights are set for Oct. 22 (students in grades K-2) and Oct. 23 (students in grades 3-5).

SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL

The annual Sequim Middle School Harvest Festival is set for 3-5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, on the school campus.

SMS picture retakes are set for Wednesday, Oct. 23.

SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL

Sequim High School ASB will be sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the gym. The public is welcome to donate.

A reminder that those who have sign-up to take the PSAT, it will be Oct. 16 at 7 a.m. in the high school library.

LifeTouch will be at the school on Wednesday, Oct. 23, for picture retakes. This will be the last chance for students to get their picture taken if they haven’t yet.

The preseason girls bowling meeting is after school on Monday,Oct. 21, in room H-118. No experience is needed. The team’s first practice is on Monday, Nov. 5. For more information, contact coach Randy Perry at sequimwolvesbowling@yahoo.com.

Kindergarten students from Kelli Mishko’s class learned about bus safety on Sept. 27 during Greywolf’s Friday Focus. The kids enjoyed sitting on the bus and received a coloring book from the bus drivers afterwards. Submitted photo

Kindergarten students from Kelli Mishko’s class learned about bus safety on Sept. 27 during Greywolf’s Friday Focus. The kids enjoyed sitting on the bus and received a coloring book from the bus drivers afterwards. Submitted photo

Students in Robert Withrow’s fourth-grade class — from left, Jacob Webster, Alex Lee, Georgie Bascue (with day George Bascue, in background), and Jerald Stuber — enjoy the River Festival on Sept. 27. Photo courtesy of Donna Hudson/Greywol Elementary School

Students in Robert Withrow’s fourth-grade class — from left, Jacob Webster, Alex Lee, Georgie Bascue (with day George Bascue, in background), and Jerald Stuber — enjoy the River Festival on Sept. 27. Photo courtesy of Donna Hudson/Greywol Elementary School

Fifth-graders from Greywolf Elementary School welcome Shiso City Ambassadors. Photo by Donna Hudson

Fifth-graders from Greywolf Elementary School welcome Shiso City Ambassadors. Photo by Donna Hudson

From left, Greywolf Elementary students Kaitlyn Carpenter, Sawyer Tomco, Noah Green and Rebecca Marshal and staffer Tricia Stratton teach Shiso City Ambassadors about the school’s CARES (Cooperation, Attitude, Respect, Effort & Safety) program by presenting them with colorful plastic paw charms during the ambassadors’ visit in September. Photo by Donna Hudson

From left, Greywolf Elementary students Kaitlyn Carpenter, Sawyer Tomco, Noah Green and Rebecca Marshal and staffer Tricia Stratton teach Shiso City Ambassadors about the school’s CARES (Cooperation, Attitude, Respect, Effort & Safety) program by presenting them with colorful plastic paw charms during the ambassadors’ visit in September. Photo by Donna Hudson

Kindergartener Andres Yescas selects toppings for his virtual pizza by clicking and dragging the mouse—important movements for honing basic computer skills. Photo by Patsene Dashiell

Kindergartener Andres Yescas selects toppings for his virtual pizza by clicking and dragging the mouse—important movements for honing basic computer skills. Photo by Patsene Dashiell

Kindergartener Miao Li from Vanessa Rayburn’s class practiced driving the computer mouse by decorating a snowman. Photo by Patsene Dashiell

Kindergartener Miao Li from Vanessa Rayburn’s class practiced driving the computer mouse by decorating a snowman. Photo by Patsene Dashiell

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