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Opening School 2014-2015

Dear Thunderbirds:  

We’re looking forward to seeing you in the fall for the 2014-2015 school year! Please read the information below carefully to be informed of the details regarding summer hours and opening of school.

The Shorewood staff is looking forward to a great school year with our community!

Sincerely,

Bill Dunbar, Principal and the Shorewood Staff

(Download this information as a memo.)

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS:
Closed June 28 –August 12th
Monday, August 11th Closed to the Public
August 12-15, weekdays 8:30AM-12:00; 1:00-3:00PM
August 18-22, weekdays 8:30AM-12:00; 1:00-3:00PM
Counseling Office Opens
August 25-29 weekdays  7:30AM-3:30PM
September 2, 7:30AM-3:30PM, closed Sept 1st, Labor Day
Classes begin September 3rd

Questions and Communications:
Between the period of June 28th and August 12th there will be a period where all Shorewood High School staff will be off contract .  Questions and communications for SWHS staff can be made by e-mail found on the school directory.  Please note that all staff will be out of contact July1-August 12.

Urgent communications or questions that can only be answered by phone can be directed to district staff at (206)393-6111.  Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate SWHS staff.  We appreciate your patience during the summer closure.

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Join SWHS PTSA for 2014-2015

The Shorewood PTSA is a vital part of the Shorewood community, running programs that include: 
• Classroom grants via EQC
• Shorewood Signal newsletter
• After Shorewood college and career program
• Student scholarship funds 
• Funding for Extended Day Intervention and Advanced Academic Enrichment  Programs
• Back-to-School BBQ for new families
• Shorewood Student Directory
• Teacher appreciation
• Community services such as the Holiday Food Drive, Teen Gift Programs, and the WORKS
• Advocacy for children at all levels of government

Download the membership form here.

Shorewood Earns Best High School Ranking for 2014

Congratulations to all members of the Shorewood High School community on the recent “silver” ranking in US News and World Report’s ranking of public high schools in Washington and in the nation.  US News reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 133 Washington schools made the rankings.  Shorewood High School is ranked 24th within Washington, and #1071 in the national ranks.

For more detailed information, please click on the icon below.silver_best_high_schools

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Dear Students and Parents,

You may have noticed a call for increased computer science education in the media lately as industry has pointed out a shortage of computer science qualification and experience among US secondary students.  With the modest growth in our school and the opening of our new facilities,   I am pleased to announce that Shoreline High Schools will be offering a new computer science class called Exploring Computer Science (ECS) next fall. Please look out for the course description and sign up in the registration materials coming out just after the winter break.

Computer science provides an important foundation for many 21st century careers, including foundational knowledge that can be applied to virtually every field from architecture to zoology.  Our new ECS class is being offered in partnership with the non-profit Code.org. This is the same organization who organized last year’s “Hour of Code,” in which over 20 million students participated, including several students from our district. The feedback received from parents, students, and teachers about the Hour of Code was overwhelmingly positive.  Offering this class is the first step in satisfying the growing demand for computer science in our community, and we expect feedback about this new class to be equally positive. From here, we look forward to adding a sequence of computer science classes that build upon the foundation in ECS to engage student in topics such as web design, gaming, robotics, more advanced programming and advanced placement computer science for college credit in the high school.

I hope that you will help your student consider enrolling in this exciting career pathway. Please contact me or your student’s counselor if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Bill Dunbar
Principal

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