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Word of the Day

(This week’s words have the prefix Trans meaning across)

Transgender – denoting or relating to a person whose sense of identity and gender does not conform to their birth sex



Bring It On – The Musical

Don’t miss it! Only two shows remaining: Tonight and Tomorrow, April 27, & 28 @7:00 pm
General admission: $15; Students with ASB: $10

To purchase tickets online:

Tickets can also be purchased in Ms. Healy’s office for $10

SENIOR PROM – Things You Need to Know

YOU must have ALL Fine and Fees paid for PRIOR to purchasing your Prom tickets!!
Ticket prices:  $40 for SHS Seniors and $50 for all other guests (non SHS students must have guest passes filled out prior to purchasing tickets)

There is a limited number of scholarship tickets (3/counselor) available from your counselor for the low price of $20.00
6:30-8:00p Rooftop Reception
8:00-9:30p Dinner in the Harbor Room
9:30p-11:00p Dancing
Photo Booth for everyone to enjoy free pictures with you and your friends!
Wonderful dinner provided

Paid Career Training Opportunity

Are you interested in a career after high school where you work with your hands? Perhaps as an electrician, plumber, laborer, welder, in a construction career, or tapping into the many opportunities in the Energy, Marine or Aerospace Manufacturing fields? AND how about getting paid while you learn your trade?
On Wednesday, May 2nd Scott Sanchez and Billy Hetherington from Laborers Local 242, will be at Sammamish during lunch and after-school in the College and Career Center to provide information on the benefits of Trade Apprenticeships, and how to get signed-up to do one.
Any questions, please contact Ms. Scott in the College & Career Center.

$1,000 Scholarship

The Scholarship, funded by Suzy Mygatt Wakefield, awards four (2 male/2 female) scholarships to Sammamish High School students who share qualities of her friend and unofficial ‘Mayor of Crossroads,’ Nan Campbell.
Unlike many scholarships, the Nan Campbell award is not dependent upon test scores and GPA. Suzy admires students who have overcome adversity, who may be the first in their family to attend college, and for whom the $1,000 award will make a tangible impact on their ability to pursue post-secondary education.
The application deadline is midnight, Friday, May 18th. Finalist interviews will be held the week of May 28th and recipients announced the week of June 4th.
Contact Ms. Scott in the College & Career Center for additional information.

Volunteers/Community Service

Spiritridge Mini-Skills Olympics on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The children of the Sense of Belonging Committee would like your help at the Mini-Skills Olympics on Friday, May 18th.  This fundraiser will support American Red Cross.
Volunteer Leads we will have a meeting on Tuesday, May 15th from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM to review the logistics of your station.
To sign up:

Looking for a fun way to make a difference this summer?

Sammamish Leads is a 7-day experience at Sammamish High School that is available only to entering 9-12th graders at Sammamish, Interlake, or Big Picture schools. Student will use problem-based learning while working alongside industry partners including the Gates Foundation, Integrus Architecture, Foundry 10, and others.  Get your registration in before it closes! Cost is $250 for 7 days, or free for those who qualify for free or reduced lunch.  Get more information and register at

Earth Day to Bike Day Challenge

Spring has Sprung!  It’s perfect weather to ride bikes to school – so we encourage you to choose a day between Earth Day (April 23) and Bike Everywhere Day (May 18) to do just that!  If you don’t have access to a bike, try walking, ride the Metro, or carpool with a friend.  To track your trip, you will receive a flyer to draw a scene depicting the trip, or you could take some pictures on the way, write a story about it, or even record sounds heard on the trip.  Use your imagination!  Prizes will be given as well as rewards to Sammamish from the City of Bellevue to put towards a school project.  Sunny days for biking to you!

Do you want to learn how to fix and maintain a bike? 

Do you want to earn your own bike? Come to WheelLab at the Lake Hills Teen Center and you can build your own bike in an 8-week program.  Attendance is mandatory. The program is on Thursdays from 4:15-5:45pm starting April 19th and going until June 14th. Contact Rachel Brown at or stop by room 211 if you are interested.

The Truth About Mental Health

Do you want to help create a positive and accepting environment surrounding mental health here at our school? “The Truth about Mental Health” project is doing just that for our school and we need everyone’s help. Go to the vending machines by the cafeteria to contribute to this. Write or draw your story or experience with mental health. Our goal is to have every single person write their truth about mental health and then we will accomplish two things. One, we will normalize talking about mental health and two make everyone realize that no one is alone and everyone is going through something together.

Attention Seniors

If you did not pick up your graduation items from Jostens on Friday, please stop by the Main Office to get them.

Attention Current Sophomores and Juniors!

We are looking for next year’s Totem Pride leaders. These leaders serve as positive role models for other SHS students, particularly the incoming freshmen. Totem Pride leaders run freshmen orientation before school starts and help support the freshmen class throughout the year. Please see Ms. Goodrich (315) or Ms. Rosenberg (328) for more information! Applications due TODAY, April 27th!

Volunteers/Community Service Hours

Volunteer at the Spiritridge Lip Sync!  TODAY, Friday, April 27, from 6-9pm, free pizza for volunteers!  Contact Ms. Fillmore in room 312 to sign up or email

Looking for local musical talent!

Sammamish High School will be celebrating its 2nd annual world music festival this June 8th, 2018 from 5PM to 9PM to celebrate diversity and art in our local community. We are in search of a variety of folk music traditions and performers, featuring dancers, singers, and instrumentalists from all over the world. SHS welcomes all levels of performing ensembles from student groups to professional artists. To participate, please complete an application form at All proceeds of this fundraiser benefit the SHS Music Program.

Hosted by the Sammamish Performing Arts Boosters

For more information please contact SHS music director, Chandra Rampersad at

Activities and Athletic Events This Week

SHS Activities and Athletic Events April 22nd-28th
Time Sport Level Home Visitor Location Bus Depart
Monday, April 23rd, 2018
5:00 PM Baseball Varsity Interlake Sammamish Interlake HS 3:45 PM
6:30 PM Soccer C-Team Skyline Sammamish Skyline HS 4:45 PM
4:15 PM Badminton Varsity Sammamish Mercer Island Sammamish High School  
4:30 PM Softball JV Lake Washington Sammamish Lake Washington HS  
4:30 PM Softball Varsity Sammamish Lake Washington Sammamish High School 3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
5:30 PM Boys Soccer JV Sammamish Interlake Sammamish High School  
7:30 PM Boys Soccer Varsity Sammamish Interlake Sammamish High School  
4:00 PM B&G Track Varsity Interlake Sammamish Interlake HS 3:15 PM
3:45 PM Tennis Varsity Juanita Sammamish Lake Washington HS 3:15 PM
3:00 PM Golf Varsity Sammamish Lake Washington Bellevue Municipal  
Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
4:30 PM Baseball Varsity Sammamish Juanita Sammamish High School  
6:30 PM Soccer C-Team Liberty Sammamish Liberty HS 4:15 PM
4:30 PM Softball Varsity Juanita Sammamish Juanita HS 2:45 PM
4:30 PM Softball JV Sammamish Cedarcrest Sammamish High School  
3:30 PM Tennis Varsity Evergreen Sammamish Evergreen HS 2:30 PM
3:30 PM Tennis JV Evergreen Sammamish Evergreen HS 2:30 PM
3:30 PM Badminton Varsity Foster Sammamish Foster HS 2:30 PM
Thursday, April 26th, 2018
4:30 PM Baseball C-Team Sammamish Juanita Sammamish High School  
3:30 PM Golf Varsity Interlake Sammamish Tam O’Shanter 2:00 PM
4:00 PM Tennis Varsity Sammamish Mercer Island Odle MS  
3:45 PM Tennis JV Mercer Island Sammamish Mercer Island MS 3:00 PM
Friday, April 27th, 2018
4:30 PM Baseball Varsity Liberty Sammamish Liberty HS 2:45 PM
7:30 PM Boys Soccer Varsity Mercer Island Sammamish Mercer Island HS 4:15 PM
5:30 PM Boys Soccer JV Mercer Island Sammamish Mercer Island HS 4:15 PM
4:30 PM Softball Varsity Sammamish Liberty Sammamish High School  
4:15 PM Badminton Varsity Interlake Sammamish Interlake HS 3:30 PM
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
All Day Track Varsity Shoreline Coed Invitational Shoreline HS TBD

Today’s Clubs

Totem Dance Ms. Myers Atrium or Studio Fri/3:30-5:00p.m.
Anime Club Mrs. Ribeiro 227 Fri/3:35p.m

Monday Morning’s Clubs

Crypto Club Mr. Bright 110 Mon/7:30-8:00a.m.
Psychology Club Ms. Beckerman 212 Mon/7:55a.m.

Lunch Today

Turkey & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Whole Wheat Roll

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.