Word of the Day

(This week’s words – relating to biased devotion to a group or idea.)

Chauvinism – Fanatical patriotism or blind enthusiasm for military glory: undue devotion to any group, cause, etc. Male chauvinism is just one type.



AP Testing is Here!

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.

Just a quick reminder:

  • If you are late you will NOT be admitted to the test.  No exceptions. 
  • You cannot leave the test early for a doctor’s appointment, or sports, or your test will be removed and not submitted.
  • Be prepared to hand over your cell phone when entering.  No exceptions.

If you need to take METRO to an offsite test, please make sure you allow enough time.

Address for all foreign language exams:  WISC – Wilburton Instructional Service Center – 12241 Main Street, Bellevue – next to Bellevue Botanical Gardens.  All time for parking.  All sessions are sold out on seats.
Get plenty of sleep and please bring a graphing calculator for any of the following exams: Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Statistics.  We will not have enough for everyone!

Library Closures This Week

  • Wednesday, May 9th – Library will be CLOSED after school for a staff meeting.
  • Friday, May 11th – Library will be CLOSED all day, but open only for 2nd lunch. (Help desk will be outside the library)

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



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.

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

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 May 7th-13th
Time Sport Level Home Visitor Location Bus Depart
Monday, May 7th, 2018
4:30p Softball Varsity Sammamish Foster Sammamish High School  
7:30p Boys Lacrosse JV Liberty Sammamish Liberty HS  
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
10:00a Girls Tennis Varsity Sub Districts Granite Falls HS 8:15a
11:30a Girls Golf Varsity Kingco Snohomish Golf Course TBD
7:00p Boys Soccer-Districts Varsity Bellingham Sammamish Civic Stadium 3:00p
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
3:00p Girls Tennis Varsity Sub Districts Granite Falls HS 1:00p
4:00p Track Varsity Sub Districts Cedarcrest HS 2:15p
Thursday, May 10th, 2018
TBD Boys Soccer- Districts Varsity TBD (only if L on 5/8) Sammamish TBD TBD
4:00p Track JV Kingco Redmond HS 3:30p
Friday, May 11th, 2018
4:00p Track Varsity Sub Districts Cedarcrest HS 2:30p
Saturday, May 12th, 2018
4:00p Softball- Districts Varsity TBD Sammamish Janicki Fields 12:30p
TBD Boys Soccer- Districts Varsity TBD (only if W on 5/8) Sammamish Liberty HS TBD


Today’s Clubs

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 Club

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

Lunch Today

Chicken Parmesan; Penne Pasta; Marinara Sauce; 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.