Word of the Day

Curmudgeon – Bad-tempered, difficult person, grouch



SPIRIT WEEK 12/11 to 12/15

If you participate in the Spirit Days, meet in the Cafeteria after school to be counted!

  • MONDAY: Pajama Day
  • Tomorrow, TUESDAY: Multiplicity Day
    • Tie-Dye Event @ 3:35 in Room 144
    • Band and Orchestra concert @ 7:30 in the PAC
  • WEDNESDAY: Ugly Sweater
  • THURSDAY: Tie-Dye
    • Gymnastics Competition @ 7:00 in the Main Gym
    • Choir Concert @ 7:00 in the PAC
  • FRIDAY: Red and Black
    • Cram the Stand QUAD Basketball Game @ 4:00

Support SkillsUSA!

Apple slices with caramel dip and a holiday surprise will be sold Wednesday after 4th period at the student store for $2.

SkillsUSA Meetings this week:  Tuesday @ 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday @ 7:30 a.m.

SHS Library Closure

  • Monday, December 11th: The Library will be CLOSED during 1st, 4b/2nd lunch, 5th, and 6th period. (The help desk will be outside the library.)
  • Wednesday, December 13th: The Library will be CLOSED during 6th period.
  • Friday, December 15th: The Library will be CLOSED after school.

SHS Library Reminders

  • Return your overdue library books! Once you return your book, the associated fine will be deleted from your account. Check the list of overdue books posted at the library window.
  • Please enjoy your food & beverages in the cafeteria/commons. Food/drinks are no longer allowed on the Library Porch. The Library & porch are for studying quietly only. Thanks for your cooperation!

Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship

Applications must be postmarked by March 10

The Kelly Foundation of Washington is offering $2,500 awards for its scholarship program, the Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship. This award is named in honor of Ewing C. Kelly, a longtime radio and television broadcaster. The Ewing C. Kelly Scholarship is designed to reward students who demonstrate good citizenship while striving to attain their academic goals. Applicants will be judged on their academic merit, extracurricular achievements–both scholastically and in their community–and financial need. Please click on the link below to take you to the application website. Winners will be contacted by the Scholarship Committee by April 30th.


Online-fillable Application Form –


Hand Write-In Application –


Yearbooks Order Deadline Approaching

Have you pre-ordered your yearbook yet? Yearbooks are on sale now until Friday December 15th for $50.00.  This is your last opportunity to guarantee that you receive a yearbook. You may purchase online or at the accountant’s window. We will only have a limited number available at the end of the year and they will be first come, first serve by grade with seniors having 1st priority.

Hot Glass Club

The Hot Glass Club’s first meeting will be Wednesday, January 3rd 7:15-8:15 a.m. in the glass studio (room 658). There will be a prerequisite that you are in hot glass currently or have had some glassblowing experience.  If you have any questions, talk to Ms. Misoda.

Gingerbread House Contest

Environmental Warriors is holding our annual gingerbread house contest on Tuesday, December 12, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 227.  Groups will be working to make gingerbread houses, and the three groups that are the best will win prizes.  All materials will be provided.

SHE: An Innovative LEADership Lab

All Lady Totems!! Do you want to know your individual strengths that make you unique from the rest of the world? Do you want to know how to market your best foot forward to the world for college, careers, and more? Sign up for this lab put on by a program called LEAD (Ladies Elite Athletic Development). SHE is an opportunity to invest in yourself and your professional and personal development while building a network of supportive women doing the same.

It will take place at 2 PM, after school, on December 13th, and it is only $19 to attend. 20 girls have already signed up, and there are 20 spots remaining! Come with your friends – there will be fun icebreaker activities and you will leave feeling confident, have a better understanding of yourself, and be ready to take on the world!

Help support the funding of this Sammamish event by purchasing these T-Shirts at the accountant’s office until December 13th!  Short-Sleeves are $8, and Long-Sleeves are $12!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/she-an-innovative-leadership-lab-for-gen-z-trailblazers-tickets-40086226984

Audition for the Spring Musical

Interested in auditioning for Bring it On, the spring musical? Please come to an informational meeting on Thursday, December 14th in the Green Room at 3:30.

Activities and Athletics This Week (Dec. 10-16)

Time Sport Level Home Visitor Location Bus Depart
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
4:15 PM Boys Basketball C-Team Juanita Sammamish Juanita High School 2:15p
5:40 PM Boys Basketball JV Juanita Sammamish Juanita High School 4:15p
7:15 PM Boys Basketball Varsity Juanita Sammamish Juanita High School 4:15p
8:30 PM Boys Swim Varsity Sammamish Juanita Mary Wayte 7:30p
7:00 PM Winter Band Concert PAC
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
5:40 PM Girls Basketball JV Juanita Sammamish Juanita High School 4:15p
7:15 PM Girls Basketball Varsity Juanita Sammamish Juanita High School 4:15p
Thursday, December 14th, 2017
7:15 PM Boys Basketball C-Team Sammamish Bellevue Sammamish HS (Lower Gym)
7:30 PM Wrestling Varsity Mercer Island Wrestling Mercer Island High School 5:30p
7:00 PM Gymnastics Varsity Sammamish Redmond Sammamish High School
7:00 PM Winter Choir Concert PAC
Friday, December 15th, 2017
4:00 PM Girls Basketball JV Sammamish Bellevue Sammamish High School
5:30 PM Boys Basketball JV Sammamish Bellevue Sammamish High School
7:00 PM Girls Basketball Varsity Sammamish Bellevue Sammamish High School
8:30 PM Boys Basketball Varsity Sammamish Bellevue Sammamish High School

Today’s Clubs

Video Club Mr. Burlingame 345/346 Mon/3:35p.m.
Robotics Team Ms. Herzog 143 Mon/3:30p.m.
Campus Connect Mrs. Krause 121 2nd & 4th Mon/3:35p.m.

Lunch Today

Italian Meatballs or Vegetarian Marinara Penne Pasta; Garlic Bread