August Newsletter - Sedro



August Newsletter - Sedro
Sedro-Woolley High School
...A newsletter for parents and students from the desk of Principal Kerri Carlton
Summer 2016
1235 3rd Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Phone: 360-855-3510
Save the Dates! Cub Orientation Days are August 25th & 29th
On Thursday, August 25th
Who: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
When: 8AM-12PM, 1-4PM & 5-8PM
Why: Schedules, Pictures and Pay (more info below)
On Monday, August 29th—FROSH FEST
Who: Freshman
When: Arrive at 8:00AM; 8:00-12PM Cub Crew & 12:30-5PM Orientation
Why: Schedules, Pictures & Pay… along with an organized freshman orientation
We invite parents and students to attend any of the times listed above, regardless of
grade level. During each session, students will have the opportunity to pick up their
schedules, get their pictures taken (photo ID is mandatory at SWHS), deposit money
on food service accounts and other costs for the upcoming year. Counselors will also
be available throughout the entire time to meet with students.
Students can pay for any fees after the school year has begun and thus avoid having to
possibly wait in a long line on orientation days.
September 6th
First Day of School
Every student graduates with the knowledge and skills for future learning and success.
Dear SWHS Parents and Students,
Welcome to the start of the 2016-2017 school year! I am thrilled to be serving you as your
principal for a third year at Sedro-Woolley High School—a school and community alive with tradition,
excellence, and Cub Pride. We have had a lot to celebrate this past school last year, the
accomplishments of our students were overwhelming. With an average of four million dollars offered
in scholarships to our outgoing seniors each year (this past year posted a record high of eight million),
a talented and committed teaching team dedicated to helping our young adults achieve their very
best, and the support of our Sedro-Woolley families and community we can achieve great heights. It is
my mission to help each student find what his/her true gifts are, build upon them, and make a
difference in his/her community.
This past school year we’ve been busy preparing for our upcoming school year. With the new
Core 24 requirements necessary to earn a Washington State Diploma, we created an 8 period block
schedule. Students will have 8 classes, alternating 4 each day on Blue and White days. This schedule
allows students the ability to take more elective options and focus on classes aligned to their postsecondary career and college focus. We also created intervention time during the school day, giving
time back to the students to work with their teachers for tutorials, attend various workshops, take
part in club activities, be active in intramural athletic competitions, and much, much more. The
concept is called Power Hour and we are excited to support our students’ academic and social growth.
We also are able to offer more AP class opportunities, College in the High School classes, and more
CTE (Career and Technical Education) options.
Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 13th, 5:30-7 p.m.
This is your time to meet your student’s teachers and learn about the countless ways your student can
be involved on the Sedro-Woolley High School campus. We will have informative sessions available
regarding Skyward Family Access (online grades and attendance), NCAA recruiting, drug and alcohol
prevention, “How to support your 9th grader”, preparing for college applications and scholarships, and
much more.
Thank you for your continued support of our school and students and we look forward to seeing you
on the Tuesday, Sept. 6th!
Together, We are Cub Strong.
Mrs. Carlton
Important Summer 2016 Office Information
Main Office Opens August 8th
Athletics Office Opens August 15th
ASB Office Opens August 22nd
Counseling Office Opens August 22nd
Dates to Remember
Sept. 2
First Pep Dance…$5 with ASB Card, $10 without—
dance begins after the football game, ends 11:00PM
Sept. 5
No School, Labor Day
Sept. 13
Back to School Night (5:30PM-7PM)
Sept. 16
Picture Make-up Day
Sept. 24
Deck the Den Work Party 9AM to 5PM (Lunch provided)
Sept. 26-Oct. 1
Homecoming Week!
Sept. 26
Buff Puff & Powder Puff Games starting at 6PM
Sept. 28
Lipsync Judging & Deck the Den Judging
Sept. 28
Community/Alumni Homecoming Pasta Feed
Sept. 28
Homecoming Queen/King Coronation
Sept. 30
Homecoming Game & Parade
Oct. 1
Formal Homecoming Dance...Tickets will be sold at door.
Oct. 9-12
Cub Strong Days!
Oct. 28
Picture Retakes
Nov. 2
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Nov. 9
Parent Teacher Conferences
Nov. 11
No School, Veterans’ Day
Nov. 16-19
Fall Play
Nov. 24, 25
No School, Thanksgiving
SWHS Homecoming
A Disney Pixar World
2016-2017 Homecoming Week
September 26—October 1
Finding Nemo
Peter Pan
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
Sedro-Woolley High School Parent/Teacher
Conferences will be held Wednesday, November 9th in
the gymnasium. You are invited to attend the session of
your choice. The first session begins at 12:00 p.m. and
ends at 3:00 p.m. The second session begins at 4:30 p.m.
and ends at 7:30 p.m. Report cards can be picked up
from the guidance staff as you enter the gym.
Teachers will limit individual conferences to no
longer than 10 minutes. If more time is necessary, please
work with the counselors to set up an appointment at a
later date. We appreciate your interest in attending
these conferences and look forward to meeting with you.
ACT/SAT Test/Registration
Test Dat
Aug. 75
Sept. 10
Oct. 1
Sept. 16
Oct. 22
Nov. 5
Nov. 4
Dec. 10
Dec. 3
Jan. 13
Feb. 11
Jan. 28
Mar. 3
April 8
Mar. 11
May 5
June 10
May 6
Check out the
new SWHS
Anticipated Test Dates
Handbook on
the SedroWoolley High
June 3
Guidance Office
The counseling office is located East end of the high school
(4th Street entrance).
Regular A/B Day Schedule
1st/5th ………………….7:55 …………….9:20
Jill Paulsen
Counseling Secretary
Steven Gunderson
2nd/6th ………………...9:25 ……………10:45
Liz Lahti
Power Hour
Emily Hilberdink
3rd/7th ………………11:50 .……………..1:10
Zoe Kapan
4th/8th ……………...1:15 ………………..2:35
Chris Kennedy
Student Assistance Counselor
Jen Daley
Tina Shields
SWHS Administrators
Wednesday Late Start A/B Schedule
Kerri Carlton—Principal
1st/5th Period……...…..…. 8:55 …………………………. 10:05
Jennifer Harlan—Assistant Principal
2nd/6th Period …..…...... 10:10 ……………..……..…. 11:15
Power Hour
Wes Allen—Assistant Principal/ CTE Director
3rd/7th ………….…………… 12:20 …………...…………….. 1:25
Todd Torgeson— Assistant Principal
4th/8th ………………………… 1:30 ….………….…………… 2.35
Jerry Gardner—Athletic Director
Freshman Orientation of August 29th
Freshman students are highly encouraged to attend the Freshman Orientation Day on August 29th, 8:30AM12:00 for FROSH FEST with the Cub Crew & registration in the afternoon. Our Freshman Orientation Day is
designed to welcome and support the freshman by utilizing the ASB students and upper class peers to
guide them through the day.
Freshman will also get their yearbook/office file photo taken (this is free and required). There will be an
opportunity to pay for fees (ASB card, athletics, yearbook, lunch and photo packages), and pick up their
class schedule.
We look forward to meeting your student on Orientation Day!
ID Cards are available for $5.
Picture packets may be purchased (but not mandatory).
If unable to attend Freshman Orientation, make up picture day will be September 16th.
If unsatisfied with photos, the re-take picture day will be October 28rd.
ASB Card
ASB Card (free & reduced)
Paid in the ASB office on one check or
Paid in the cafeteria with a separate
Regular Breakfast
Regular Lunch
ASB Card Benefits
Free entrance to all home athletic events (excludes post season playoff games)
Half price at away athletic events
Half price cost at Pep Dances
Discount at Theater Productions
Athletic Team and ASB Club Membership
Grades and Report Cards
All report cards are posted to Family Access under the report cards tab on the left side of the page.
Click on the term you would like to view and a PDF comes up that you can print. Mid-term
Progress Reports will only be posted to Family Access. Quarterly/Term Progress Reports will be
given to your student to take home. Semester/Final Grades will be mailed home at the end of
January and at year end in June. If you would like to receive hard copies of all report cards or
need your login and password for Family Access, please call or email Tina Shields at (360)8553909 or [email protected] If you have any questions, please feel free to call or contact us.
Attendance Procedures Reminder
The SWHS handbook states that a parent/guardian must call our attendance secretary to excuse a student within 24
hours of an absence. Students may be subject to discipline for all absences not excused after 24 hours.
Also, when picking up students for appointments during school hours, please try to call ahead and give the office
sufficient notice. There can be times when classes are off campus, in different areas of the building, or students are at
lunch making it hard to retrieve them in a timely manner for you.
Traffic Safety Education (TSE) for 2016—2017
Fall Classes—Sept. 20—Nov. 15
Winter Classes—Dec. 6—Feb. 16
Morning Class (6:40-7:45) T,TH & (6:40-8:10) W
Afternoon Class (2:45-4:20) M,T,TH
Afternoon Class (2:45-4:20) M,T,TH
Parent Meeting Nov. 29 @ 7PM in the Library
Parent Meeting Sept. 13 @ 7PM in the Library
Spring Classes—Mar. 7—May 8
Late Spring Classes—May. 15—June 15
Morning Class (6:40-7:45) T,TH & (6:40-8:10) W
Afternoon Class (2:45-4:20) M,T,TH
Afternoon Class (2:45-4:20) M,T,TH
Parent Meeting May 9 @ 7PM in the Library
Parent Meeting Feb. 28 @ 7PM in the Library
DOL Written Exam:
Sign-up online at - go to Sedro-Woolley High School and look under Drivers/DOL
Info. *All exams are given in the Sedro-Woolley High School Library @ 7PM
DOL Drive Exam:
Sign-up online at - go to Sedro-Woolley High School and look under Drivers/DOL Info.
Yearbook News:
The cost of the 2017 yearbook will be $60 if purchased before December 19, 2016, $65 if
purchased between December 20, 2016 and April 15, 2017. After April
15, it will cost $75 for a special order.
Book Fair
The high school library will be offering the opportunity to purchase required reading materials on
orientation days for all English classes and the Book Club selection, North Fork. Purchases will be
Freshman Tips
Memorize your 7-digit Student ID number. It will be needed for all purchases, lunches and library check
All lunch money goes directly to the cafeteria staff...not the office.
Photos are mandatory. Student photos must be taken during orientation on August 20th or 25th, or
picture make up day September 9th.
The halls are crowded, stay to the right when walking down the hallways.
LISTEN to the intercom announcements and check the daily bulletin for important information.
Dances at SWHS
SWHS’s ASB is proud to provide safe and fun after school activities for our students
throughout the school year. Our most popular activities have always been our dances. Each
year the ASB hosts pep dances, a formal homecoming dance, TOLO and a senior prom. As a
means of keeping our dances appropriate and welcoming to all, we have imposed the Skagit
County High School Dance rules. These rules were created through the efforts of all Skagit
County high schools as a means of being united in what is and is not acceptable behavior at
dances. We have noticed an inappropriate change in the way some students are dancing.
The dance rules include, but are not limited to:
Students choosing to attend will come to dance appropriately and have fun with their
Any dancing that is unsafe, makes others uncomfortable (including the adults
supervising), or is deemed inappropriate (including, but not limited to: front to back,
dirty, or grinding) will not be allowed. A complete list of Skagit dance rules will be posted
at the entrance to the dance.
Students caught doing such dancing will be removed from the dance floor and talked to by
administration and/or the adult chaperones Both dancers will be warned and allowed to
return to the dance.
After receiving a warning, students who continue to dance inappropriately at the current
dance they are attending, or any future dances, will be removed from the dance, their
parents notified, and not allowed to attend future dances.
Students are expected to dress appropriately at dances. All SWHS dress code rules apply.
Parents, we ask that you please go over these rules with your student before allowing them
to attend SWHS dances.
Sedro-Woolley High School Telephone Directory
SWHS Switchboard
ASB/Business Office
SWHS Transportation
Student Services
Principal’s Office
Visit the Community Tab on the Sedro-Woolley School District's main web
page to view flyers and community/family oriented web links.
2016-2017 SWHS ASB Officers
Kate Morgan—President
Maddie Moser—Vice President
Taylor Manning—Secretary
Lafe Martinson—Treasurer
Megan Benham—Activities Coordinator
Emma Mesman—Community Relations
Kyleigh Herrera—School Board Representative
Sean Olsen—School Board Representative
Jazzelle Elias—Cultural Ambassador
All-Community Book Club
In conjunction with the high school
library's Teen Advisory Board, the SedroWoolley all-community Book Club presents
North Fork by Wayne M. Johnston as its
first selection. Students, parents
and all community members are
invited to read this new novel and
participate in an author visit on
October 27th at the high school. More
details to follow.
Bus Transportation
The transportation department for SedroWoolley School District will provide specific
route information. Please call
360-855-3504 for details.
School Meals
Breakfast will be served daily for $2.00. Lunches
will cost $3.25 per day. Lunch money should be given to
the cafeteria cashier at the time of meal purchase.
Students also have the option of depositing a greater
amount of money into their accounts for meals, and the
funds will be automatically withdrawn whenever the
account is accessed.
Applications for the free/reduced lunch program are
available in the cafeteria during the school year.
Back to School Night
Tuesday, September 13th
New Additions to Career and Technical Education Classes at
Sedro-Woolley High School
Cub Families,
Welcome back to another school year at SWHS!!!! We are excited about
the opportunities that our new schedule changes allow us in Career and
Technical Education (CTE) classes. This year we are going to offer some
new classes that will enhance the learning experience for all students.
While there are a full slate of the high quality CTE programs offered in
previous years, we have added the following classes to our course
AP Computer Science- Opportunity for students to earn college
level credit in a highly rigorous class at the high school.
Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship, and
Design (AMPED)- A chance for students to apply Algebra concepts
to the real word of Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship, and Design
while earning a credit in both Math and CTE.
Elementary Tutors- Chance for students that have completed Child
Psychology to be placed at our local elementary schools to work in
classes with our amazing elementary teachers and students.
Broadcasting- Opportunity for students to produce weekly video
announcements, broadcast school events, and complete special
projects to enhance the school environment.
Agricultural Biology- Another opportunity for students that have a
passion for animals and agriculture to meet state standards in
Science with hands on application.
Along with the addition of these classes, Sedro-Woolley has joined the
Washington State Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) Network to advance the study of the skills and careers that STEM
encompass’. To this end, we have hired Shaun Doffing as our STEM
Teacher on Special Assignment to look for work based learning, internship,
partnership, and guest speaking opportunities for teachers and students at
the high school. If you are interested in partnering with the school or be
part of this exciting program, please contact Mr. Doffing at
[email protected]
Please join us for these exciting additions to our schedule and find your
true passion in Career and Technical Education Classes at Sedro-Woolley
High School!!!!!
Mr. Allen—CTE Director
Compass to
If your student needs
help with homework,
Compass 2 Campus
college mentors, from
Western Washington
University, are available
to help.
Mentors are in
School Supplies
Since students must carry
materials to and from school and
between classes, we require that they
use a standard three-ring notebook. A
notebook will assist them in organizing
and storing important school papers
and transporting homework to and
from school. We appreciate your
assistance in obtaining the necessary
materials for your sons or daughters.
Students will benefit by
bringing the following materials to
school on the first day of school:
1. A standard, sturdy, three-ring
notebook (2” or larger).
2. A plastic pencil or pen pouch for the
3. Pencils and black/blue ink pens.
4. A notebook divider for each subject.
5. Notebook paper with three holes (81/2 X 11 white or recycled).
6. Highlighter pens (at least two).
7. Colored marking pens
Students will be organizing
their notebooks in class immediately.
Individual teachers may require
additional materials
after classes begin.
Deliveries for students can be made only if the item comes from a parent or guardian. Items limited to: homework,
classroom projects, personal hygiene items, and P.E. clothing. Due to limited space, student schedules, liability and
classroom disruptions, we cannot deliver flowers, balloons, coffee drinks, sodas or overnight bags.
Sedro-Woolley High School Athletics
2016 Fall Sports Practice
How to be eligible for Fall Practice:
Football starts
August 17th
Have completed athletic packet turned into the athletic office. Athletic Packets can be found at on the SedroWoolley page under documents. (Available August 1st)
2. Have a current physical on file in the athletic office that does not expire during the fall season. If you need verification of your
student’s physical, please contact Rhonda in the Athletic Department, 360-855-3514.
All fees must be paid. Required fee is an ASB Card for $40.00 for the 2016-2017 school year.
Starting on August 22th
Cross Country
Girls’ Soccer
Girls’ Swimming
Boys’ Tennis
To Receive the latest information using real time text or email notifications regarding any changes or updates with schedules,
scores, standings, stats and more, please register at Northwest Conference Athletics by visiting
and subscribing to the sports of your choice. Northwest Conference Athletics is our complete source for all SWHS sports
including game schedules, game cancelations, reschedules and other important communications from the SWHS Athletic
Director and Coaches.
Mandatory Student File/Yearbook Photos
All SWHS students are required to have a photo taken for their official school file/demographic profile and the
yearbook. This photo is FREE!
ASB Cards may be purchased for $40 and ID Cards for $5 on Orientation Days. Photos for the card must be
taken on Orientation Days in order to have the card before the first fall game and dance. ASB Card must be
presented to received the discount, receipts will not be sufficient. There are no discounts with ID only.
Sedro-Woolley High School Mission
Our mission is to prepare and inspire our students for
unlimited possibilities in high school and beyond.
Our three priorities:
Personal Best
With grit, effort, respect and integrity, students and staff
commit to a positive learning environment.
Student Vision
Together, we believe in promoting kindness, compassion, and respect.
We believe in serving our school and neighboring communities with passion. We stand united in our effort to spread acceptance, build pride,
and choose love.
Teaching and Learning
We commit to challenge, engage, and encourage our students.
As a learning community, we collaborate and innovate.