Word of the Day

(This week’s words are relating to inept social or physical behavior)

Gawky – physically awkward




Congratulations to Kieran Matz for winning 1st place at State Solo & Ensemble on Oboe this weekend in Ellensburg!

Attention AP Testers

Check your email from Ms. Tomlinson for dates and important detailed information!

Please take note:

If you have an AM Test – you MUST be there no later than 7:30am with PHOTO IDPlease also bring a light snack and bottled water.  NO other drinks are allowed.  You are excused from 1st period – 2nd lunch.

If you are taking a PM test – you MUST be there no later than 12:30p with PHOTO ID.  Please also bring a light snack and bottled water.  You are excused from 4th – 7th period that day.  Please take 1st lunch.

SENIOR PROM June 2nd – 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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0F4FAFA62EA5F49-miniskills

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 http://bsd405.org/sammamish/about/leads/.

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 rbrown@bgcbellevue.org 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.

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 https://goo.gl/forms/ddubdvS6FAvCCpLj1. 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 Rampersadc@bsd405.org

Activities and Athletic Events This Week

SHS Activities and Athletic Events April 29th-May 5th
Time Sport Level Home Visitor Location Bus Depart
Monday, April 30th, 2018
4:00p Tennis Varsity Sammamish Redmond Odle Middle School  
3:45p Tennis JV Redmond Sammamish Redmond HS 2:45p
5:30p Softball Varsity Redmond Sammamish Hartman Park 3:45p
4:30p Softball JV Sammamish Redmond Sammamish High School  
4:00p Soccer C Mercer Island Sammamish Mercer Island HS TBD
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
3:00p Girls Golf Varsity Sammamish Redmond Bellevue Municipal  
4:45p Softball JV Interlake Sammamish Interlake HS 3:30p
5:30p Boys Soccer JV Sammamish Bellevue Sammamish High School  
7:30p Boys Soccer Varsity Sammamish Bellevue Sammamish High School  
7:00p Lacrosse Varsity Liberty SI Liberty HS  
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
4:30p Softball Varsity Sammamish Interlake Sammamish High School  
6:00p Boys Soccer C Sammamish Bellevue Sammamish High School  
4:00p Tennis JV Sammamish Mount Si Odle Middle School  
3:45p Tennis Varsity Redmond Mount Si Mount Si HS TBD
Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
3:00p Girls Golf Varsity Sammamish Mercer Island Bellevue Municipal  

Boys Soccer

District Playoffs

Varsity TBD Sammamish TBD 4:00p
Friday, May 4th, 2018
4:30p Track Varsity Liberty Sammamish Liberty HS 2:45p
8:00p Lacrosse Varsity SI Newport Sammamish High School  
4:30p Softball Varsity Evergreen Sammamish Evergreen Campus 2:15p
4:00p Tennis Varsity Sammamish Highline Odle Middle School 2:45p
3:30p Tennis JV Highline Sammamish Highline HS 2:30p


Today’s Clubs

S.O.A.R. Ms. Goodrich 315 2nd & 4th Mon/3:35p.m.
Video Club Mr. Burlingame 345/346 Mon/3:35p.m.
Campus Connect Mrs. Krause 121 Mon/3:35p.m.
Debate Club Ms. Reeve Library Mon/3:30-4:30p.m.
Robotics Team Ms. Herzog 143 Mon/3:30p.m.

Tomorrow Morning’s Clubs

LAB Club Ms. Neshyba 132 Tues & Thurs/Tutorial
Badminton Club Mr. Leffler Upper Main Gym Tues/7:55-8:15a.m.

Lunch Today

Italian Meatballs or Vegetarian Marinara; Penne Pasta; Garlic Bread

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.