Above, Jessica Dietzman, standing, talks with a group of incoming Sequim High School freshmen at a Link Crew orientation on Sept. 3. Dietzman and the other Link Leaders are overseen by SHS teacher Sean O’Mera and help ease the transition into high school for all the incoming freshmen, with pairs of older students working with small groups of 8-10 freshmen.                                Left, Greywolf Elementary School first grade teacher Kylie Douglas laughs as she puts together supplies on one of her students’ tables. Douglas is a new teacher at Greywolf, having taught in Tennessee before moving to the area in 2018, but will miss the first two weeks of the school year after undergoing back surgery on Sept. 4. “This just reinforces for me that our substitutes are the real heroes of the school district,” she said.                                 Below, new Sequim Middle School principal Mark Harris works on a series of posters exemplifying the five core values he’s going to be emphasizing at the school this year: respect, integrity, collaboration, perseverance and compassion. “These are things that our students need to learn more about at this stage when they’re really starting to want to become adults,” Harris said. “We want to give them the best examples and reinforcements of these ideas that we can.” Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley

Above, Jessica Dietzman, standing, talks with a group of incoming Sequim High School freshmen at a Link Crew orientation on Sept. 3. Dietzman and the other Link Leaders are overseen by SHS teacher Sean O’Mera and help ease the transition into high school for all the incoming freshmen, with pairs of older students working with small groups of 8-10 freshmen. Left, Greywolf Elementary School first grade teacher Kylie Douglas laughs as she puts together supplies on one of her students’ tables. Douglas is a new teacher at Greywolf, having taught in Tennessee before moving to the area in 2018, but will miss the first two weeks of the school year after undergoing back surgery on Sept. 4. “This just reinforces for me that our substitutes are the real heroes of the school district,” she said. Below, new Sequim Middle School principal Mark Harris works on a series of posters exemplifying the five core values he’s going to be emphasizing at the school this year: respect, integrity, collaboration, perseverance and compassion. “These are things that our students need to learn more about at this stage when they’re really starting to want to become adults,” Harris said. “We want to give them the best examples and reinforcements of these ideas that we can.” Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley

Sequim schools ready for the new year

Greywolf Elementary School first grade teacher Kylie Douglas laughs as she puts together supplies on one of her students’ tables. Douglas is a new teacher at Greywolf, having taught in Tennessee before moving to the area in 2018, but will miss the first two weeks of the school year after undergoing back surgery on Sept. 4. “This just reinforces for me that our substitutes are the real heroes of the school district,” she said. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Above, Jessica Dietzman, standing, talks with a group of incoming Sequim High School freshmen at a Link Crew orientation on Sept. 3. Dietzman and the other Link Leaders are overseen by SHS teacher Sean O’Mera and help ease the transition into high school for all the incoming freshmen, with pairs of older students working with small groups of 8-10 freshmen.

Left, Greywolf Elementary School first grade teacher Kylie Douglas laughs as she puts together supplies on one of her students’ tables. Douglas is a new teacher at Greywolf, having taught in Tennessee before moving to the area in 2018, but will miss the first two weeks of the school year after undergoing back surgery on Sept. 4. “This just reinforces for me that our substitutes are the real heroes of the school district,” she said.

Below, new Sequim Middle School principal Mark Harris works on a series of posters exemplifying the five core values he’s going to be emphasizing at the school this year: respect, integrity, collaboration, perseverance and compassion. “These are things that our students need to learn more about at this stage when they’re really starting to want to become adults,” Harris said. “We want to give them the best examples and reinforcements of these ideas that we can.” Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley

New Sequim Middle School principal Mark Harris works on a series of posters exemplifying the five core values he’s going to be emphasizing at the school this year: respect, integrity, collaboration, perseverance and compassion. “These are things that our students need to learn more about at this stage when they’re really starting to want to become adults,” Harris said. “We want to give them the best examples and reinforcements of these ideas that we can.” Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

By Conor Dowley

Sequim Gazette

New Sequim Middle School principal Mark Harris works on a series of posters exemplifying the five core values he’s going to be emphasizing at the school this year: respect, integrity, collaboration, perseverance and compassion. “These are things that our students need to learn more about at this stage when they’re really starting to want to become adults,” Harris said. “We want to give them the best examples and reinforcements of these ideas that we can.” Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

New Sequim Middle School principal Mark Harris works on a series of posters exemplifying the five core values he’s going to be emphasizing at the school this year: respect, integrity, collaboration, perseverance and compassion. “These are things that our students need to learn more about at this stage when they’re really starting to want to become adults,” Harris said. “We want to give them the best examples and reinforcements of these ideas that we can.” Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

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