The district is looking for input on school facilities plans. A public forum is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, to discuss facility needs in our schools.The forum will be in the Sequim High School Science classroom B-2, at 601 N. Sequim Ave. For more information, call the district office at 582-3260.
Sequim Education Foundation fall teacher grants will be presented during the Nov. 17 school board meeting. The board meeting is in the board room at 503 N. Sequim Ave. and begins at 6 p.m. School board meetings always are open to the public and there is time set aside for public comment.
GREYWOLF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
During October, PTA sponsored a box top classroom competition. Winners were Tammy Owens’ second-grade class (796 box tops) and Caryn Little’s fourth-grade class (605 box tops), and they will celebrate with a cookie party. The second-grade classes won grade level competition by collecting 1,915 box tops.
In total, students collected 7,905 box tops! The money earned from this event will help pay for several items on the PTA wish list, possibly including Family Math Night, Family Movie Night, new playground equipment and new recess items. Thanks to everyone who helped and please keep clipping! Box tops and soup labels are accepted all year long.
HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Here are some Cougar Shout Outs from teachers about their students:
Teacher Steven Hall says Kaylee Riley has been a great student in music this year. She is a good listener and always is ready to participate. She allows others to learn and is helpful when she can be.
Teacher Patrick Caron says Kali Biddle had an outstanding reading effort, with 161 Accelerated Reading points earned in October! Danika Chen received a perfect score on her mid-module assessment!
Teacher Elisha Howard says Annalise Espinosa deserves a Cougar Shout Out for helping students get back to “green” in order to learn, and Josiah Tuller-Chavez for never giving up, even though assignments can be really hard.
Teacher Tami Wall says Hailey Walrath is a very hard worker, does her very best and is a wonderful role model. Andrew Johnson always is willing to help others, does his best to do what is right and is a good role model.
Teacher Vanessa Rayburn says Story Snow always is on task and gives her best effort on every assignment. Jessie Chartier is kind and polite to his teacher and classmates.
Teacher Stephanie Nash gave Cougar Shout Outs to Paxtin Gagner for making responsible choices and being kind to others every day, Mason Rapelje for being excited to learn and eager to share learning with others, Rhyen Bidasha for working hard every day and being eager to learn, and Corbin Shores for making responsible choices and showing kindness to others every day.
Inspired by the season changes, Renee Mullikin’s second-graders wrote and illustrated poems.
Fall is …
Soccer players kicking
By Haley Hill
Fall is …
World Series happening
By Isaac McKeen
Fall is …
Soccer balls rolling
By Adrian Mendez
Fall is …
By McKenzie Wandel
Fall is …
Candy corn decorating
By Ivy Barrett
SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL
Music auditions on Nov. 18-20 are for our second annual all-school musical. Last year, we performed Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.” and this year will be Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.”
The Broadway Junior Series is a theatrical program where full-scale Broadway productions are condensed and somewhat simplified specifically for middle school-age performers. “Aladdin, Jr.” was such a success last year that we decided to do it again this year!
Robin Hall will direct and John Lorentzen will be the musical director. It will be performed in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. March 5-6.
The auditions on Nov. 18-20 will take place right after school in the choir room #412.
SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL
Fifty-five students departed by bus from Sequim at 5:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, to spend the day in Seattle attending the National College Fair. There are 300 colleges represented from all across the country and some international at this event.
There are some excellent workshops the students attend as well, which offer valuable information and tips on the college search, application, test information and financial aid process.
Career counselor Mitzi Sanders says this popular field trip is mostly business, but includes some fun sight-seeing. After the college fair, the group made a stop at Pike’s Place Market before heading back to the ferry.
Performances for the all school play, “Charley’s Aunt,” directed by Robin Hall, include Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are available at the door for $8/adults and $6/senior citizens, children and students with an ASB card.
Nov. 17 is winter sports turn-out for boys’ swimming/diving, wrestling, boys’ and girls’ basketball and cheerleading.