Word of the Day

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

Gauche – lacking ease or grace, socially awkward

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS:

Open Gym Cancellation

Open Gym is canceled for the next two weeks, for AP Testing.

Good Start Back to School

CONGREGATIONS FOR KIDS
*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

CONGREGACIONES PARA LOS NIÑOS
*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.

Library Closures This Week

  • Wed, May 2nd – Library CLOSED during 6th period AND after school.
  • Thurs, May 3rd – Library CLOSED during 5B / 2nd (Help desk will be inside 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
PLEASE CONTACT ASAP:
Heather MacMillan
hpmac@comcast.net
206-313-7769

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 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  
7:00p

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

Wednesday      
Totem Dance Ms. Myers Atrium or Studio Wed/1:30-3:00p.m.
LGBTQ+ Ms. Beckerman 212 Wed/1:30p.m.
Black Student Union Mr. Duncan 308 Wed/1:30
Soccer Club     Wed/1:45-3:30p.m.
       

Tomorrow Morning’s Club

Thursday      
LAB Club Ms. Neshyba 132 Tues & Thurs/Tutorial

 Lunch Today

Express Lunch (Pizza, Burgers & Grab’n Go)

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.