Andrew Christianson ASB Student Body President delivers his "vision" for the school year on opening day, 2014.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award

service medalDo you have more than 100 hours of community service?  If so, please join us Thursday, February 26th in the Career Center during lunch for a President’s Points Party!
If you have volunteered at least 100 hours between March 1, 2014 and Feb. 28, 2015, join us to fill out your application for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Mrs. Spellman will be on hand to help you complete the application so you can earn honors that can be added to your resume, job, college and scholarships applications.

All forms are due by March 7 – so come enjoy a fun and easy way to get credit for the hours you have volunteered.

Need an Application?  Please see Ms. Spellman in the SW College and Career Center.

AWARD CRITERIA
Volunteer hours must be earned within a 12-month period: March 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015. The following are the eligibility requirements/award levels for each age group.

Age
Award
Hours
Age
Award
Hours
Up to 14
Bronze
50 – 74
15 to 25
Bronze
100 – 174
Up to 14
Silver
75 – 99
15 to 25
Silver
175 – 249
Up to 14
Gold
100 +
15 to 25
Gold
250 +

Student iPad’s Need to Update

This an important message for all Shorewood students regarding their school district issued iPad.

All students need to ensure that their iPads are updated to the most current operating system, iOS 8.1.3 as soon as possible.  This update is needed to ensure that required app’s are able to run.   Students should plug in their iPads for charging then go into Settings and download the update.  This update must be completed before students return to school on February 23rd.

Thank you,

Shorewood Technology Department

District closed to new non-resident applications for grades K-6 for 2015-16

Over the past year the Shoreline School District has been keeping a close watch on our increasing enrollment.  While this is a positive sign after many years of declining enrollment this trend does present some challenges to our schools.  As a result of:

  • Increased enrollment
  • Space constraints particularly at the elementary level
  • Anticipated future growth

the Shoreline School District has carefully come to the following decision:

In accordance with Policy 3141 and 3141P, in which admittance of non-resident students shall take into consideration classroom and program capacity to serve and not diminish educational opportunities and services to students of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park residents, the Shoreline School District is now closed to new non-resident boundary transfer applications for grades K-6 for the 2015-16 school year.

Current students with non-resident boundary transfers for the 2014-15 school year will be allowed to continue to attend the Shoreline School District unless the family moves or admission is revoked for the reasons identified in the notice of acceptance. The District will reevaluate enrollment capacity prior to the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. At that time siblings of students with current non-resident boundary exceptions will be given priority should space become available.

The District will continue to honor all statutory and contractual obligations relating to non-resident boundary transfer applications for the children of District employees.

Shoreline Special Needs PTSA

Did you know there is a Special Needs PTSA in our district?  Parents of special education students have joined together to provide this incredible support and resource for a unique population of our students.  We encourage you to join!  You will be joining a community of people who will work together to enrich the learning environment and provide support to students with special needs and their families. Anyone interested in this work is welcomed to join.

Visit our website to learn how to get involved  http://shorelinespecialneedspta.com or attend one of our upcoming meetings:

  • Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (tentative) – Spartan Room
 Following up on the success of our Special Ed Panel last spring, we welcome back the district administrative staff to update about initiatives & projects they are working on, and answer our questions about special education in Shoreline Schools.
  • Wednesday, May 13 
Teacher Appreciation!  Join us as we honor and celebrate the teachers and administrators who go above and beyond to make our children successful.
  • Saturday, June 6
 Summer picnic — Details TBA

Updated Homework Club Assignments 2-2-15

Homework Club rosters have been updated.  Those student who did not raise their grade(s) at semester to a C- or better continue to be assigned to Homework Club.  E-mail notices when out to students and parent this afternoon.  Paper notices will go out to student on 2-3-14.  Homework Club is held on Tuesday and Thursdays from 2:40-3:40.  For more information about Homework Club click here.

Second Semester Bell Schedule Change

Dear Shorewood Students and Families:

As you may already be aware, the school district is piloting bell schedule options to increase instructional time in response to changing state requirements and to allow students access to a greater variety of classes at both high school campuses.  Recently, the district surveyed the staff and students directly affected by the first semester bell schedule and identified strong interest in change. Both students and staff expressed a desire for an additional weekly class meeting, connecting students and teachers more regularly, and balancing the number of class meetings over time.   As a result of this recent input, we are changing the calendar to add 10 “C” days when all six class periods will meet. These changes will take place this semester, beginning on Monday February 23rd, after mid-winter break.

This schedule change adds a “C” day on the following dates:

February 23
March 2, 9, 16, 30
April 13, 27
May 4, 11
June 1

The new “C” day schedule is as follows:

new c

Click here to see the revised High School Calendar including “C” days. Please note that June 17 and 18 will be final exam days of three periods 1,3,5 on June 17 and 2,4,6 on June 18  that end at 12:20PM. June 19th will be a 1/2 day where all 6 classes meet briefly to close the school year and ends at 10:40AM.

Our district schedule committee will continue to meet and take feedback to adjust our schedule for the 2015-2016 school year.  Please do contact me if you have any comments or questions regarding this change in program.

Bill Dunbar
Principal

Shoreline PTA Reflections

Shoreline PTA Reflections Finalists move on to state competition!
These Shoreline PTA Reflections Finalists advancing to the State Reflections Contest were honored at a reception Jan. 8 at Shoreline Center.

High School Photography (Grades 9-12)
Jamie Walker “Hands Up” Shorewood
Sara Tieu “Waimea Canyon” Shorewood

High School Music Composition (Grades 9-12)
Roger Yung Cheng ”Set Me Free” Shorewood

Homework Club Resumes Today!

 Homework Club resumes today for students with failing grades. Homework Club assignments will be updated after the next Data Dashboard upload on 1/15/2015.  Students are expected to report to their assigned Homework Club at 2:40 each Tuesday and Thursday starting today.  Homework Club room assignments show up on the students schedule in Data Dashboard under Period 9/Tutorial.

Here is the list of locations:

Subject

Teacher

Room

Geometry

Students from Geometry classes

Mr. Rajotte

3105

Integrated Physical Science

Students from IPS

Ms. Emanuel-Tuesdays

Ms. Giesey Thursdays

Library

2205

Algebra I

Students from Algebra I

Ms. Crowder

2107

English 9

Students from English 9 classes

Ms. Bonallo

2306

General Homework Club

Students from other subjects or multiple subjects

Ms. Elder, Ms. Emanuel,

Mr. Maxwell

Library

9th Academic Coach Group

Students assigned to the Academic Coach

Academic Coach, Mr. Solbaaken

1603