Shorewood Signal Shorewood High School & Shorewood High School PTSA 6.12.105 17300 Fremont Ave North, Shoreline, WA 98133 http://schools.shorelineschools.org/shorewood/ www.shorewoodptsa.com
Vol. 27, No. 2.
Contents (click to page) 2 PTSA General Membership Meeting 10/1 Volunteers Needed Where do your donations go? 3 PTSA Extra Desde nuestra Presidentes PTSA en Español Membership Reflections Arts Contest 4
Shorewood Volleyball celebrating a point against Cascade (we won!). Photos on this page by Wayne Pridemore.
PTSA Parent Events October 1st
After Shorewood Parent Conversation on Helping Your Student Start a College List (page 4) at 6:00 p.m. in the Library. Followed by the PTSA General Membership Meeting at 7:00 p.m. including a presentation on the SpringBoard Language Arts Curriculum by Jennifer Etter, Instructional Specialist. (page 2)
Seniors, it’s Application Season
See page 7 for counselors’ reminders, other senior tasks, and event notices for College Application 101 and Essay Tips on October 10th.
College Representative Visits
More colleges and vocational schools are visiting Shorewood than ever before. All students in grades 9-12 are welcome and encouraged to attend the visits. See the complete list on the College and Career page.
After Shorewood College Rankings Easiest Scholarship Ever Parent Session: Starting a College List
5 PSAT & Student Achievement October 16 PSAT Administration National Merit Semifinalists WIAA Athlete of the Week 6 Counselors’ Update Data Dashboard & Naviance Free/ Reduced Lunch Program PSAT School Supplies Needed 7 Seniors Page College Application & Essay Sessions Senior Photos & other Tasks 8 9
College & Career College Representative Visit Schedule New Culminating Project Community Boy Scout Troop 325 Rotary Youth Exchange Opportunity Shoreline Public Schools Foundation
10 Calendar New Building Dedication October 12th 11 Homecoming Guide
Homecoming is Coming
Homecoming is one of the busiest (and craziest) times of the Shorewood year. See page 11 for Homecoming basics, and refer to swasb.com for details. Parents, some volunteers are needed; see page 2. Enjoy!
Sports fans, get ready! The ASB is encouraging fans to come out for all games during our Homecoming season. See page 11.
The Shorewood Signal will be published electronically the first school day of the month September–June. Next issue November 1st; deadline October 24th. Send submissions to Editor Marianne Stephens email@example.com. We cover both PTSA and Shorewood news.
Shorewood Signal 10.2013: PTSA 2013–14 PTSA Board
Click Name to Contact Presidents Patty Sanders & Lisa Surowiec Vice President Beth Lydin Secretary Rene Streeter-Dybdahl Treasurer Lynne Lone Communications Frances Nickell EQC Kerry Petit Family Services Angie Sutphen Legislation Suzanne Gugger & Marianne Stephens Membership Amy Grady Student Services Amy Stensrud Website Frances Nickell
Join Us October 1st
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From our PTSA Presidents: Where do Shorewood PTSA donations go?
Our mission: Shorewood PTSA provides academic enrichment and advocacy for all Shorewood students. The bulk of PTSA donations goes to: academic support; basic needs support; legislative advocacy; and resources for SW family and staff. A small portion of the funds pay for State and National PTA dues, administrative expenses, leadership support, and community donations. PTSA academic support enables programs that enrich every Shorewood student’s academic experiences. Our EQC Committee (Education for Quality Classrooms) operates under the PTA umbrella as a designated fund. Any donation earmarked ‘EQC’ will be spent on classroom grants. All other PTSA programs use donations from our Pass The Hat Fundraiser.
7:00 p.m. in the Library for the PTSA General Membership Meeting to approve budget, goals, and rules and for Featured Speaker Jennifer Etter, Language Arts Instructional Specialist, on the recently implemented Language Arts Curriculum. SpringBoard employs a new way of approaching language arts, and the adjustment has not been easy for everyone. Come and learn about the design and components of the curriculum.
Programs supported by Shorewood PTSA include: After Shorewood includes an extensive website, a weekly email, and parent conversations preceding most PTSA meetings. After Shorewood volunteers work with parents to give them the skills to help their students with post high school plans. aftershorewood.org
Shorewood High School at Risk, supported by both PTSA and Boosters, enables our counselors to provide scholarships items such as course fees and ASB cards for students who could not otherwise afford them.
The Shorewood Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 19th. Volunteers are needed starting at 8:00 p.m. to help in the coat check area and to chaperone. Please contact Charlene Farkas if you would like to help at this event, and go to the office to fill out a State Patrol Clearance form (take your driver’s license). Thank you. To volunteer for anything for SW PTSA—events and needs the rest of the year—send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “20__” in the subject line, filling in the year your youngest child will graduate. You will receive occasional emails asking for volunteers and you can respond if and as you wish. Events like Homecoming where volunteers will be in contact with students require State Patrol clearance.
Summer School is made affordable for many students through PTSA scholarships. Students can improve the grade of a class previously taken, or move to more rigorous classes more quickly. Extended Day Intervention targets struggling students by requiring after school homework time staffed by teachers. Advanced Academic Achievement (AP Prep) provides funds for Shorewood teachers to conduct preparation sessions prior to the AP exams in the spring.
Reflections National PTA Arts Program encourages students to submit entries in various forms including visual art, photography, music, video, and prose. Also In the works…affordable SAT/ACT Prep for all students! We hope to introduce an affordable preparation class for SAT and ACT later this year, and encourage all Shorewood students to take advantage of the opportunity. Questions and ideas are welcome. Contact us: email@example.com. Lisa Surowiec and Patty Sanders
Parent/ guardians are invited to the nearly-monthly Principal Coffees with Principal Bill Dunbar and other parents. These informal conversations take place in the Office. Please sign in at the front office when you arrive. Thursday, October 24th 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, November 22nd 8:30-9:30 a.m. *Please bring your own coffee.
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Shorewood Signal 10.2013: PTSA Extra Thanks for Your Support! Amy Grady, Membership Director Thank you to everyone who joined PTSA and made a Pass the Hat Donation at the Fall Open House on Thursday September 26th. We can’t do it without you. If you haven’t had a chance to join or donate yet, download the Membership Form from the PTSA Website. We accept memberships and donations throughout the year. New this year, we offer online payment. Visit the PTSA Website and click on the “Join Today” link. So far we have 250 memberships (our goal is 550) and have received about $7000, halfway to our $14,000 Pass the Hat goal. Thank you for supporting programs that provide academic enrichment and advocacy for all students at Shorewood. We’ll keep you posted on our progress.
PTA Reflections Arts Competition: Believe, Dream, Inspire
Kathy Henderson, Reflections Co-Chair The National PTA Reflections Arts Competition is happening now! Look for flyers and entry forms near the art department. The theme this year is “Believe, Dream, Inspire. A student may submit an original entry in: Literature; Music Composition; Photography; Visual Arts; Film/Video; Choreography/ Dance. The deadline for entries is October 21st. Fifteen finalists will be selected from Shorewood to go on to the Shoreline competition in November. The State Reflections Arts competition is adjudicated in April 2014. For details and rules, see: Shorewood PTA website or Washington State PTA Reflections page. If you have questions, contact Kathy Henderson.
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Desde nuestra Presidentes PTSA
¿A dónde van Shorewood PTSA donaciones? Nuestra misión : Shorewood PTSA ofrece enriquecimiento académico y oportunidades para todos los estudiantes de Shorewood . La mayor parte de las donaciones PTSA van al apoyo académico , el apoyo a las necesidades básicas, defensa legislativa y recursos para la familia y el personal de SW. Una pequeña parte de los fondos van a pagar por el PTA del estado y nivel nacional, los gastos de cuotas administrativas de liderazgo, y donaciones de la comunidad. Apoyo académico PTSA permite a los programas que enriquecen las experiencias académicas de cada estudiante en Shorewood . Nuestro Comité de CCE (Educación para Aulas de Calidad) opera bajo el proteccion de la PTA como un fondo designado. Cualquier donación destinada “ CCE “ se destinará a becas de aula. Todos los demás programas PTSA funcionan por medio de los fondos recaudados por el programa “Pass the Hat” o pasar el sombrero . Los programas apoyados por Shorewood PTSA incluyen: “Despues de Shorewood” una extensa página web, un correo electrónico semanal , y las conversaciones que precedieron la mayoría de las reuniones de padres PTSA. Los voluntarios de “Despues de Shorewood” trabajan con los padres de familia, dándoles estrategias para ayudar a sus estudiantes con los planes después de la preparatoria. Escuela de Verano se hace asequible para muchos estudiantes a través de becas del PTSA . Los estudiantes pueden mejorar el puntaje de las clases tomadas anteriormente , o mover a las clases más rigurosas con mayor rapidez. Intervención Día Extendido es dirigido hacia estudiantes que tienen dificultades y que necesitan ayuda despues de clases. Esta ayuda es dirigido por maestros de la escuela. Logro Académico Avanzado (AP Prep) provee fondos para los profesores de Shorewood para llevar a cabo sesiones de preparación antes de los exámenes de AP en la primavera. Shorewood High School en riesgo, un porgrama apoyado tanto por PTSA y Booster , permite a nuestros orientadores proporcionar becas para cubrir el gasto de cuotas estudiantiles para estudiantes de bajos recursos. Cuotas como la tarjeta ASB y otras cuotas de cursos. Programa de Artes PTA Nacional Reflexiones anima a los estudiantes a presentar sus candidaturas en diversas formas, como las artes visuales , fotografía, música , video y prosa. Proximamente... Preparación asequible SAT Prep / ACT para todos los estudiantes. Esperamos aumentar una clase de preparación de SAT y ACT a finales de este año que sea asequible para todos nuestros estudiantes. Animamos a todos los estudiantes de Shorewood a aprovechar la oportunidad. Las preguntas e ideas son bienvenidas. Póngase en contacto con nosotros: firstname.lastname@example.org. Lisa Surowiec y Patty Sanders
Shorewood Signal 10.2013: After Shorewood After Shorewood
After Shorewood is a resource for all Shorewood families, run by PTSA volunteers in cooperation with the Shorewood Administration, Counseling Department, and Career Center. Our goal is to support families as they help their students figure out life After Shorewood, whether the goals involve college, vocational school, or a career. “Like” After Shorewood on Facebook, opt in to weekly emails (see below); see www.aftershorewood.org; contact us: email@example.com.
Opt-In Weekly Emails
After Shorewood will send an email once a week to parents who opt in. The email will include: • upcoming college rep visits at Shorewood and in the Seattle area; • scholarship opportunities; • recommended resources; • short features of selected colleges; • helpful articles; • parent tips by grade level. To opt in, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “weekly email” in the subject line and we will sign you up! Even if you were on an After Shorewood list before, please opt-in for this year’s distribution list. We will not share your email address.
Volleyball vs. Cascade. Photo by W. Pridemore.
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Parent to Parent Sessions
Parent to Parent sessions are led by After Shorewood Volunteers and are held before PTSA Meetings. Though there are recommended grade levels, parents with kids of any age are welcome to attend any session. October 1st: Helping your Student Start a College List. Library 6:00 p.m. Putting together a list of possible colleges? Wondering how to choose schools? Not sure whether to take the lead or back off and let your student handle it? Come for some ideas. Also: we will talk about navigating the National College Fair in November. Best for parents of Classes of 2015-17. November 5th: Researching the Nitty-Gritty. Career Center 6:00 p.m. Your student is either applying soon or you have a list. How can you get beyond the marketing brochures, the pretty websites, and the sanitized college tours? Find out about graduation rates, safety, merit aid, and more.
College Rankings: Helpful or Harmful?
The US News and World Report Annual College Rankings came out in September. Years ago, these were regarded as the rankings, but now there are as many critics as champions. “The College Rankings Racket” (Nocera, NY Times) points out that colleges can game the rankings, and questions the criteria—i.e., “spending money like mad”— valued in the rankings. US News did adjust the criteria this year, but the changes are not seen as fundamental alterations in the methodology (“A Shift to Outcomes?” Inside Higher Ed). There are several other lists ranking colleges. The Washington Monthly College Guide considers whether we are getting the most for our money. The Forbes List looks at output rather than input and Kiplinger’s Rankings consider the “best value”. One could compare methodologies, or disregard the rankings altogether. The Colleges that Change Lives value undergraduate experience and encourage the right fit. Families can do custom searches (like the Naviance Super Match) and even create their own rankings with their own criteria. Whatever approach you take, finding the best school(s) for your student should be the primary goal.
• Timelines by grade level • Community Service opportunities • Calendar of college-related events • Articles & other resources • Tips for senior families on Naviance & the Common App • Job resources
Want an Easy Scholarship? All you have to do is attend some college visits in the Career Center. So far, we have had great attendance. There is one $100 scholarship that will go to a senior, and one $100 scholarship that will go to a freshman, sophomore, or junior. When you attend a college visit, you will be asked to sign in. If you attend two or more college visits between now and January, you will get your name in a hat for the scholarship. The more you come, the more chances you get. Be sure you sign in on an After Shorewood sheet when you attend. See the Career & College page for the current list, but the schedule changes frequently, so listen to the bulletin. By the way, “college visit” is shorthand for any postsecondary institution. Representatives from the military, community colleges, technical schools and also visit Shorewood, and will also count toward the scholarship.
Shorewood Signal 10.2013: PSAT & Student Recognition
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Two Shorewood National Merit Semifinalists
Girls Swimming vs. Snohomish and Glacier Peak. Rumor has it that the team welcomed many more freshmen than usual this season. Photo by Wayne Pridemore.
PSAT Administration October 16
Elaine Swanson, Assistant Principal On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, all 10th grade students and those 11th graders who pay for the test in the Shoreline School District will have the opportunity to take the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) during the school day. This is a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT©, and measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. The most common reasons for taking the PSAT are to: • Reveal student potential for college prep coursework. • Receive feedback on students’ strengths and weaknesses on skills necessary for college study. Students can then focus preparation on those areas that could most benefit from additional study or practice. • Help prepare for the SAT. Students will become familiar with the kinds of questions and the exact directions they will see on the SAT. The PSAT is offered only one time each year. School and the test begins at 7:50 a.m., as usual. All juniors are strongly encouraged to sign up, regardless of whether they took it last year. The PSAT is an inexpensive, convenient and effective way to practice for the SAT. Detailed results arrive in December, perfectly timed for spring SAT preparation. It also is the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Fee waivers are available for qualifying juniors. The cost is $14 payable to the SW business office. The deadline to sign up is October 11th or until the test sells out. Juniors should sign up soon! All sophomores will take the test, free of charge, due to a district-wide program.
District Press Release 9.16.13 Wing-Sum Law and Max Kapur from Shorewood have qualified as National Merit Semifinalists. These students have the opportunity to compete for Merit Scholarship awards by qualifying as a National Merit Finalist. About 16,000 seniors nationwide will compete for some 8,300 Merit Scholarships worth more than $35 million that will be awarded next spring. More than 1.5 million juniors in nearly 21,000 high schools entered the 2014 National Merit Program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.
Volleyball Player Honored Delaney Hopen, SW Volleyball player was selected as a WIAA State Athlete of the Week in September.
Altered Schedule October 16, 2013 For Grade 9 and 12 students, regular classes won’t begin until 11:30 a.m. Sophomores and most juniors will take the PSAT 7:50-11:15 a.m. Then, regular classes begin at 11:30 a.m. with periods 1, 3 and 5. However, buses run on the regular schedule. Grades 9 and 12 will need to provide their own transportation if arriving when classes begin. Rooms will be open on campus for quiet study beginning at 7:50 a.m. for those students not testing. Many Grade 9 students will be contacted to attend a special Homework Club. Students in this group will receive another communication.
Boys Tennis vs. Oak Harbor. Photo by Wayne Pridemore.
Shorewood Signal 10.2013: Counselors’ Update
Girls’ Soccer vs. Shorecrest. Photo by Wayne Pridemore.
Pam Richards, Counseling Department Chair Freshmen: Counselors will be in Freshmen science classes the next two weeks reviewing High School Basics, including transcripts, graduation requirements and making the most of high school. Sophomores: All Shorewood Sophomores will take the PSAT free of charge on October 16th (see page 5 for testing information) due to a district-wide program. Juniors: Your junior should take the PSAT (see page 5) on Wednesday, October 16th. At $14*, the test is a great value for SAT practice. Be sure your junior signs up as soon as possible. The deadline October 11th or when spots fill up. $14 payable to Shorewood High School in the Business Office. Questions? Ask your counselor. Plenty of fee waivers are available for eligible juniors. Room assignments for the test will be posted on October 15th. Free/ Reduced Lunch $$$ If there is any chance your family might qualify for free/reduced lunch, it is worth while to download and submit the Free & Reduced Lunch Application Form to the district office. It is confidential and any SW staff can put it inter-district mail for you. You’ll hear back within about a week. Qualifying for free/reduced lunch allows your student to access to a wide variety of scholarships, fee waivers and enrichment opportunities. Paper forms are in the counseling office, registrar’s office, main office, and through the district office. It is in many languages; please encourage anyone you know to apply if there’s any chance they might qualify. Data Dashboard & Naviance are important online tools for parent/guardians. Login information is being sent to all families this week. These are excellent tools for keeping tabs on your student’s school performance (including links to teacher emails, online grades, etc) and college/career options. If you have any trouble logging into these accounts, let our Registrar, J’Nell Swanson know: jnell. email@example.com. State Testing requirements: Stay tuned for information from our administration and district office regarding EOC and HSPE, including makeup tests and alternatives, if needed. Information can be found on the state’s website: OSPI. School Supplies are not easy to come by if money is already extremely tight, as it is for many SW families. We currently have 2 boxes of donated supplies (thank you, generous donors!) and can always use more. These supplies are for students only. Sample class list: small stapler, note cards, highlighters, post it notes, tape, scissors, blue & colored pens, 2-inch 3-ring binder, 2 composition notebooks. These or other supplies will be given to students who need them. Thank you.
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Contact counselors by phone 206.393.4380, email, or scheduled appointments. A–DIN + 9th grade AVID Shannon Greenway firstname.lastname@example.org Dio–Ket + 12th grade AVID Bill Sugden email@example.com Keu–Q + 11th grade AVID Jaime Hoener and Gina Engle firstname.lastname@example.org R–Z + 10th grade AVID Pam Richards email@example.com
SAT/ ACT Dates
Students/ families register for the SAT and ACT directly through the firms, not through school. Shorewood is usually a testing site for these tests (as long as you sign up early!) but the school does not administer the tests. SAT & SAT Subject Tests Test Sign up by November 2 October 3* December 7 November 8 January 25 December 27 March 8 February 7 May 3 April 4 June 7 May 9 register at collegeboard.org *Late registration until October 21. ACT Test Sign up by October 26 September 27 December 14 November 8 February 8 January 10 April 12 March 7 June 14 May 9 register at actstudent.org ‡ Late Registration by October 11.
Shorewood Signal 10.2013: Seniors
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Other Senior Reminders
Senior Yearbook Photos Are due October 8th. Senior quotes and senior baby pictures are also due October 8th. All of these yearbook features for seniors are optional, but are fun additions to your student’s last Shorewood yearbook. If you do not submit a senior photo, the staff will use the photo taken before school started. Download guidelines for photos, quotes, and baby pictures from from Ms. Echert’s Documents. Scholarships Start looking now! There are several fall deadlines. Search in Naviance, register for theWashBoard.org, and refer to After Shorewood’s Scholarship List by month. Also see page 4 for the After Shorewood scholarship, the easiest scholarship ever! Register to Vote Will your senior be 18 by election day? Encourage him or her to register to vote and then cast a ballot later this fall. Register to vote online by October 7th to vote in this fall’s General Election. The student has to be 18 by November 5th.
On this page: a few of our senior athletes. All photos by Wayne Pridemore.
Counselors to our Seniors: Pay Attention to...
Pam Richards, Counseling Department Chair Graduation Requirements: All seniors should have received a pink graduation requirement summary in the mail. If you did not receive it or have questions, contact your counselor. Requirements are set by the district and state and must be fulfilled in order to graduate in June. College Application 101: The Basics on Thursday, October 10th Attend any of these identical sessions. We will review the process at SW, including requesting transcripts and letters of recommendation, and using your Naviance account. Parent/guardians welcome. These sessions will focus on applying to 4 year colleges. College Application 101 Sessions Thursday, October 10th 7:15-7:45 a.m. Room 3301 12:05-12:35 p.m. Room 3301 2:40-3:15 p.m. Room 3301 or 6:30-7:00p.m. (Followed by Essay Tips) Library College Essay Tips October 10th 7:10 p.m. Library A UW admissions representative who has read 1000s of essays will offer top Essay Tips. Set yourself apart and let your character shine! Naviance. Ready to hit “submit” on your applications? Be sure that all of your colleges are listed in your Naviance “Schools I’m applying to” account. Do not list schools in that section unless you are certain you are applying there, as we will submit materials. Letters of recommendation. Most private schools require letters of recommendation from counselors and teachers. Counselors’ letters are part (not optional) of the Common Application. Be sure to complete your Brag Sheet in the “Documents library” on the right hand side on your home page in Naviance, and get it to teachers and counselors a.s.a.p. Be sure to ask staff in person before requesting them in Naviance. Timing: Please give school staff 3+ weeks’ notice to help you with your college application documents, including letters of recommendation. College Bound Scholarship: if your senior signed up for College Bound in middle school, be sure he/she has the information needed to utilize this amazing scholarship. Counselors are checking in with all of the seniors in our College Bound database. Please let us know if you have any questions. New Culminating Project: see page 8 for an explanation of the change.
Shorewood Signal 10.2013: College & Career
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New Culminating Project
Rick Robbins, Interim College & Career Readiness Coordinator The revised Senior Culminating Project for all Shoreline 12th grade students includes three main components: 1) an application for a post high school opportunity, 2) a letter of recommendation/cover letter/personal reference to support that application and 3) a financial plan to realize the goal represented by the application. This simplified Senior Project aligns both high schools, reduces the academic pressure on seniors and gives all seniors a similar experience focused on their future immediately after high school. This revised project will assist and direct students in creating a meaningful post-high school plan. The Shoreline curriculum prepares graduates with a rigorous education for success in college, career and life as independent community members. This revised project will serve as a record of substantial post-high school plan and process. Students will select from one of nine categories: • 4-year College Application • 2-year College Application • Technical or Trade School Application • Apprenticeship Application • Career Path Application • Internship Application • Military Application • GAP Year Application • Missionary/Religious Application
Applications and letters of recommendation can be collected in each senior’s Naviance account. For many students, completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will satisfy the ‘financial plan’ requirement. All seniors are being matched with a faculty mentor (in groups of five or six students) who will assist them with Senior Project completion. All assigned tasks must be completed by May 1, 2014.
Shorewood Boys Tennis hosts Oak Harbor on September 26th. Photo by Wayne Pridemore.
Upcoming College Visits
Visits include representatives from 4-year colleges, 2-year colleges, technical and vocational schools, the military and more. All students grades 9-12 are welcome to attend these sessions. To find out more about the institutions, click on the linked names below. Please watch the Daily Bulletin, Building Calendar, and Naviance for changes. All events in the Career Center. TUE 10/1 University of Washington (Seattle) break TUE 10/1 Washington Aerospace Scholars (program for juniors) lunch WED 10/2 Soka University of America (Orange County, California) lunch THU 10/3 University of Portland (Portland, Oregon) break FRI 10/4 Reed College (Portland, Oregon) break MON 10/7 University of the Pacific (Stockton, California) lunch TUE 10/8 Linfield College (McMinnville, Oregon) break TUE 10/8 New York University (New York, New York) 7:40 AM TUE 10/8 Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington) lunch WED 10/9 Nagoya University (Japan) break WED 10/9 Toni & Guy Hair Academy (Shoreline) lunch THU 10/10 Brandeis University (Waltham, Massachusetts) break THU 10/10 Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon) lunch FRI 10/11 California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, California) lunch TUE 10/15 Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota) break THU 10/17 Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) 7:30 AM THU 10/17 Marquette University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) 2:00 PM MON 10/21 Clark University (Worcester, Massachusetts) break MON 10/21 Scripps College for women (Claremont, California) lunch TUE 10/22 Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona) break TUE 10/22 Seattle University break TUE 10/22 Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington) lunch WED 10/23 Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan) break THU 10/24 Colorado State University Pueblo (Pueblo, Colorado) lunch TUE 10/29 Emerson College (Boston, Massachusetts) lunch THU 10/31 Seattle Pacific University break THU 10/31 California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, California) lunch THU 11/7 Whitworth University (Spokane, Washington) 10:15 AM THU 11/7 Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota) lunch *Students who attend at least two college visits will be eligible for a scholarship. See page 4.
Shorewood Signal 10.2013: Community
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Shoreline Public Schools Foundation
October is the kick off for the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation Fall Campaign for Kids! Your donations can support and enhance the education of every K-12 student in every school in the Shoreline School District. Donations from the past year allowed SPSF to fund a large variety of needs district wide: from IXL Math grants in the elementary grades to music enrichment, tutoring and author programs in middle and high schools, to Bike Rodeos for our special needs students and the funding of Elementary and Secondary Summer School. SPSF’s commitment to expand the education of every child in the district means funding large and small needs on a regular basis. There are many opportunities for you to donate. You can donate online by visiting www.shorelinefoundation. org, click the link that will be sent to you through your school’s emails or answer your phone on Sunday, November 3rd in our culminating “Calling for Kids Phone-A-Thon”! Donations online eliminate the need for a phone call to your home on November 3rd. Your donation will help SPSF reach their Fall Campaign for Kids goal of $40,000 and provide resources to help all students achieve their full academic potential. Thank you for sharing in the deep commitment to improving the Shoreline Public Schools through the Shoreline Public School Foundation and strengthening our community. For more information, see: Shoreline Public Schools Foundation Website.
On Saturday, September 21st, Shorewood Cheer headed to Redmond to cheer on the Breast Cancer Walk participants. The event was fun and rewarding for all. Photo by Wendy Anderson.
Join Troop 325
Rotary Youth Exchange
Free Parenting Class
Students with good academic and leadership skills are encouraged to apply for a year-long youth exchange abroad, beginning in August of 2014. Short-term exchanges (four weeks) are also available during the summer of 2014. Rotary will screen and arrange for host families and sponsoring Rotary clubs in the host country, and also arrange enrollment in an appropriate school in the host country for participants in the yearlong program.
Suzanne Gugger, BSA Volunteer Like to camp in the wilderness? Hike up National Park peaks? Ride your bike through tunnels in the dark? Canoe on pristine wilderness lakes? Or maybe you are more interested in service opportunities and merit badges? If that sounds like you...Troop 325 is looking for you! We meet Monday evenings at First Lutheran of Richmond Beach church on 8th NW 7:15-8:30 p.m. throughout the year, and for outdoor outings on weekends, and week-long trips in the summer. Parents are encouraged to participate. For information see BSA Troop 325 or call Suzanne 206.533.6439.
Calm, Confident Parenting: A Class for Parents of Teens ages 13-18, will take place on October 5, 12, and 19 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Richmond Beach Library. This is the second half of a six week series that began in September. Call the Richmond Beach Library to see if there is still space available: 206.546.3522. Instructor Kathy Slattengren will discuss power struggles, anger, safety, and more.
The Shoreline Breakfast Rotary Club is accepting preliminary applications through November 1st from high school students in Shoreline who would like to spend a year studying abroad or would like to participate in a shortterm exchange during the summer as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.
For more information or an application, contact Scott Saunders, firstname.lastname@example.org or see Rotary Youth Exchanges.
Shorewood Signal 10.2013: Calendar
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Shoreline Public Schools invites you to An Open House and Dedication of the new Shorewood High School Saturday, October 12th 1-4:00 p.m.
Runners on bales: Cross Country girls at Nike PreNationals in Portland, OR on September 28. We had several medal winners, and the boys placed 1st in their division. Photo by Paul Villanueva.
October 2013 10/1 TUE 10/1 TUE 10/2 WED 10/3 THU 10/7-11 10/10 THU 10/10 THU 10/11 FRI 10/11 FRI 10/12 SAT 10/14-18 10/16 WED 10/16 WED 10/18 FRI 10/18 FRI 10/19 SAT 10/24 THU 10/24 THU 10/24 THU 10/25 FRI 10/29 TUE 10/31 THU 10/31 THU
After Shorewood Parent Session (page 4; Library) 6:00 PM PTSA General Membership Meeting (page 2; Library) 7:00 PM Speaker: Jennifer Etter on SpringBoard Language Arts Curriculum Picture Retakes 7:30–noon Club Fair in the Courtyard lunch Homecoming Dress Up Week (see swasb.com) College Application 101 (page 7; sessions are identical) 7:15-7:15, 12-12:30, 2:40-3:15 (Room 3301); 6:30-7:00 (Library) College Essay Tips (page 7; Library following Application 101) 7:10 PM SW vs. Shorecrest Football Game 7:00 PM After the Game Party (Spartan Gym) 10-11:00 PM New Building Dedication 1–4:00 PM Homecoming Week PSAT Testing (page 5; sophomores and many juniors) 7:50 AM Orchestra Concert (Theater) 7:30 PM Homecoming Assembly altered schedule Homecoming Game (SL Stadium) 7:00 PM Homecoming Dance (page 11; Gym) 9–11:59 PM Principal Coffee (page 2; Office) 8:30-9:30 AM Culinary Arts Chef Dinner (reservations required) 6:00 PM Choir Concert (Theater) 7:30 PM No School: Non-Student Workday Jazz Night (Theater) 7:30 PM Fall Sports Pep Rally 9:40 AM Band Concert (Theater) 7:30 PM
Dedication in the gymnasium at 1:30 p.m. followed by self-guided tours of the school. Enjoy milk and cookies in the Cafeteria, hors d’oeuvres by Shorewood Culinary Arts in the Commons, and student performances in the Theater. Overflow parking at the former Haggen grocery store, 1201 North 175th. A shuttle will run continuously between the overflow lot and Shorewood High School.
October 16th Schedule*
PSAT 7:50-11:15 Break 11:15-11:30 P1 11:30-12:13 Lunch 12:13-12:53 P3 12:53-1:37 P5 1:42-2:25 *Buses run on regular schedule. See page 5 for test details.
College Visits: page 8, Shorewood site, or Naviance. Homecoming Dress Up Days, Events, and Contests: page 11and swasb.com.
November 2013 11/1 FRI 11/3 SUN 11/5 TUE 11/5 TUE 11/11 MON 11/15-16 11/21-23 11/22 FRI 11/27 WED 12/2 MON
End of First Quarter Daylight Savings Time Ends: set clocks back 1 hour After Shorewood Parent Session (page 4; Career Center) 6:00 PM PTSA General Membership Meeting (Career Center) 7:00 PM No School: Veteran’s Day Fall Play: As You Like It (Theater) 7:30 PM Fall Play: As You Like It (Theater) 7:30 PM Principal Coffee (page 2; Office) 8:30-9:30 AM Early Release: Thanksgiving Break No School: Staff Work Day
The band has the music and a busy schedule. Here, the September 13 football game vs. Lynnwood. Photo by Wayne Pridemore.
Click to: SW Bulletin • School Website • Sports Web Pages • Shorewood WESCO Athletic Page • SW Building Calendar • Shorewood ASB
Shorewood PTSA Parent Guide October 7-19
(with the PSAT in between)
Homecoming is a major highlight of the entire year. Refer to the ASB Homecoming Page, the Daily Bulletin, or the ASB Website for up to date details. Naming the Freshman Class Every year, the Senior Class bestows a name on the Freshman Class. The class keeps this name all four years. Colors Each class has a color for assemblies and designated days. The color can change year to year. Homecoming Court Students voted to choose five senior men and five senior women for the Homecoming Court. The King and Queen will be announced at the Assembly. Events See the 2013 ASB Homecoming Page for a complete list that includes dress-up days and lunchtime contests. Wednesday 10/9 Thursday 10/10 Friday 10/11 Saturday 10/12 Wednesday 10/16 Thursday 10/17 Friday 10/18 Saturday 10/19
Boys Tennis Home Match Shoreview 3:30 p.m. Sr./ Jr. Boys Volleyball (Gym) 7:00 p.m. Sr./ Jr. Girls Volleyball (Gym) Cross Country Home Meet Hamlin Park 3:45 p.m Boys Tennis Home Match Shoreview 3:30 p.m. Girls Soccer Home Game SL Stadium 7:30 p.m. SW vs. Shorecrest Football SL Stadium 7:00 p.m. New Building Dedication 1-4:00 p.m. Boys Tennis Home Match Shoreview 3:30 p.m. Orchestra Concert Theater 7:30 p.m. Gym Decorating 7–9:00 p.m. Senior Class Photo at Lunch, Assembly 12:20 p.m. Homecoming Game SL Stadium 7:00 p.m. Homecoming Dance 9–Midnight
Homecoming Dance October 19 About 1000 students attend the Homecoming Dance. This year’s theme is A Homecoming of the Ages. Who Attends Students can go as couples or singles. Many students, especially girls, go in groups. Sometimes boys ask girls to the dance in elaborate ways, but this is not necessary. (Girls appreciate flowers, however.) A Shorewood student may bring a guest from another school, but the guest must be cleared in advance and some restrictions apply. See swasb.com for the required clearance form, which is due by October 11th. Who Pays Usually, boys pay for tickets and dinner, and girls pay for pictures. Photo packages run from $15–$60.
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Dance, continued TIckets Tickets for the Dance are $10/ person or $20/ couple if bought in advance, and $15/ person or $30/ couple if bought at the door. Advance ticket sales will be in the commons during lunch starting October 7th. When students buy tickets, they may sign up for early pictures. Attire Most boys wear dress shirts, slacks, and ties. Sportcoat optional. Girls wear semi-formal evening wear. Dresses are usually short, not full-length. Flowers The boy often gets a corsage for the girl and the girl gets a boutonniere for the boy. (Be sure to talk about colors!) Most girls want wrist corsages, not the pin-on kind. You can get flowers at QFC or Central Market, or order them right at Shorewood through the club Wells for Rwanda that will be selling them as a fundraiser. Coat Check Students will be able to check their coats and other items at a parent-staffed coat check station. Location The dance will be held in the commons, and students will enter from the courtyard. Watch for signs directing you to the coat check and picture locations. Pictures: sign up for an early photo time If students plan ahead and sign up for an early photo appointment (when they buy tickets), they can enjoy the dance rather than standing in line. Without an appointment, students might spend an hour in line. Chaperones The administration and many staff will attend the dance, along with 30 parent chaperones. To volunteer, contact Charlene Farkas, PTSA Homecoming Coordinator. Rules • Shorewood students MUST have Shorewood photo ID. • Guests have to be cleared in advance and will need photo ID. • Once admitted, students cannot leave and come back. • There is a strict NO ALCOHOL policy. If students are suspected of drinking, their parents will be called to pick the students up. • Dancing must be appropriate. Want more information? Consult www.swasb.com.