Word of the Day

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

Maladroit – ineffective or bungling, clumsy



Who is Hiring?

For jobs and paid internships, contact Ms. Scott in the College and Career Center, scottar@bsd405.org

Join the #WEMovement

Join us on Wednesday, May 9, at 1:30-2:30 p.m. to learn about taking action at our planning session with WE Motivational & Leadership Speaker Geoffrey Schoninger.  Meeting Location: Room 210.  Contact: Ms. Mendoza mendozar@bsd405.org

Good Start Back to School

*Backpacks and School Supplies 2018
Grades 7-12* Only incoming 9th and 11th Graders will receive Backpacks

Will you need school supplies next year? If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, you may be eligible to receive these free supplies.  Congregations for Kids, a group of Bellevue congregations and area organizations, are donating these backpacks and supplies.

To apply, please contact your counselor or Family Connections Center staff on or before 5/4/18. You must sign up now and will not be allowed to request the supplies in August.

Backpacks and school supplies will be picked up at the school where you attend in August 2018. Please look for information at your school regarding the pickup dates in late August.

Un buen comienzo para el año escolar

*Mochilas y Útiles Escolares para el Año 2018

¿Necesitará útiles escolares para el próximo año? Si usted califica para el programa de Comida Gratis o a Precio Reducido, usted podría ser elegible para recibir estos útiles gratis.  Las Congregaciones para Niños es un grupo de congregaciones y organizaciones de Bellevue que donan estas mochilas y suministros.

Para aplicar, comuníquese con su consejero o con el personal del Centro de Conexiones Familiares el 5/4/2018 o antes. Es obligatorio hacer el pedido en este momento.  No se aceptarán pedidos de útiles en agosto. 

Las mochilas y los útiles estarán listos para recoger en las escuelas donde cada estudiante está matriculado para el agosto de 2018. La escuela de su estudiante publicará información acerca de las fechas para recoger las mochilas y materiales escolares en agosto de 2018.

Join us at the 4th annual STEM Career Fair!

Join us for an extraordinary evening on May 23rd with STEM innovators from industry and academia, presented by Sammamish High School. Students, parents, and community members from across the Bellevue School District will learn about opportunities in STEM career fields. Highlights will include:

  • Keynote address: The Apples of Newton and Cezanne: Discovery, Innovation, and Creativity in Science by Dr. Elen Feuerriegel and Bullitt Prize Winner Carol Bogezi
  • Panel sessions covering major STEM topics: these sessions feature professionals who will share their stories and experiences, with time for Q & A
  • Time to connect with individual groups at demonstration booths, which provide information about various STEM fields, internships, scholarships, and how to access and prepare for STEM careers

Register now at http://bit.ly/shsSTEM2018 to reserve your spot and learn more!

Students—interested in volunteering? We need your help and we give community service hours! Fill out this form to let us know: https://goo.gl/forms/yXfDxRE1FwCYBMdd2

Questions? Contact bsdstemcareerfair@gmail.com

Volunteers/Community Service

WHAT:  Watch over 5-10 kids in the gym

WHERE:  At Cherry Crest Elementary – 12400 NE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA 98005

WHEN:  May 8th Tuesday – at 6:15pm to 8:15pm

WHY:  Parents will be in a PTSA meeting in the library


Heather MacMillan



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.

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

Make a living as you learn a trade!

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.

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

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

Cinco de Mayo Special! Taco Salad – Lettuce, Seasoned Beef, Vegetarian Refried Beans &/or Cheese with Corn Tortilla Chips, Churro, Beans & Corn Salsa on the Salad Bar

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.