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Eat Chipotle, Support Fastpitch!

This Saturday, April 27, between 4pm and 8pm, join us at the Chipotle restaurant in Crossroads (1328 156th Ave NE, Bellevue) and support the SHS Totem Fastpitch Softball program.

When you buy your food, say you are with the “softball team at SHS” and 33% of your purchase will be donated to the softball program.  Eat great food and you will be helping your fellow Totem Softball players.

See you at Chipotle this Saturday, April 27 between 4pm and 8pm.  And wear your SHS colors!  Go Totems!


Confused? Troubled? Feeling alone? Unsure where to turn?

Students, please remember that SHS has a big community of people and resources available to help you answer questions, solve problems, and help you to make the good choices.

There are programs at SHS that help with housing, clothing, food, transportation, school work, your living situation and emotional wellbeing.

Please take advantage of the many professionals here at SHS who would like to help you be successful during and after your time at SHS. We are always available to you:

Family Connections Center (Rosy Mendoza, Room 211)

Jubilee Reach (Molly McElroy and Erika Dull, Room 211)

Grad Success (Saida Oweis, Room 211)

Guidance Counselors (Ms. Smith, Ms. Patterson, Ms. Kemp, Ms. Travaille, Rooms in the 400 area)

ELL Teachers (Ms. Hodel and Mr. Jones, Room 343)

Student Liaison (Mrs. Reid, Room 401)

Secretary (Mr. Parker, Room 202)


SHS also has many professional visitors who can help you with almost any kind of problem. If you feel that things are not going well for you, please contact us! You are not alone!


¿No sabes qué hacer? ¿En apuros? ¿Infeliz en casa? ¿Te sientes solo/a? ¿Necesitas apoyo? ¿No sabes dónde buscar ayuda?

Alumnos/as de SHS, acuérdate que aquí en SHS están a tu disposición una gran comunidad de gente y recursos interrelacionados para resolver dudas, solucionar problemas, contestar preguntas, elegir las mejores opciones, hacer las mejores decisiones.

Hay programas en SHS para ayudarte con alojamiento, ropa, comida, transporte, trabajos escolares, tu situación en casa y tu bienestar emocional.

Aprovéchate de los muchos profesionales aquí queriendo ayudarte ser feliz y tener éxito durante y después de tu tiempo en SHS. Los siguientes departamentos y personas (muchas de habla española) están siempre a tu disposición:

Family Connections Center (Rosy Mendoza, Room 211)

Jubilee Reach (Molly M., Room 211)

Grad Success (Saida Oweis, Room 211)

Guidance counselors (Ms. Smith, Ms. Patterson, Ms. Kemp, Ms. Travaille, Rooms in the 400 area)

Carlye Hodel and Ben Jones (ELL specialists, Room 343)

Ms. Reid (Room 401)

Mr. Parker (Room 202)


SHS también recibe las visitas periódicas de muchos profesionales que pueden ayudarte con casi todo tipo de problema. Si sientes que las cosas no te van bien, por favor, ¡ponte en contacto con nosotros! ¡No estás solo/a!


Graduation Leis

You can now order candy or flower leis for the graduates of the Class of 2019. These candy or Hawaiian flower leis are a great gift for a friend or a family member who is graduating and see the Lei Order Form. The deadline for order forms and payments is Friday, May 31st.


Attention Girls – Careers in Transportation Planning/Engineering

Transportation You will be hosting its fifth and final (for the school year) Women’s Transportation Seminar – Careers in Transportation Planning/Engineering – at SHS, during both lunches today, Thursday, April 25th, in the SHS College & Career Center. All grades are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served. You do NOT need to have attended earlier sessions to attend this one.

Controlling the noise levels in our environments is a part of everyday life. With all of the current construction and new projects being built in our communities, you may be wondering how all that noise is being addressed. Come find out in the next Transportation YOU luncheon on Thursday, April 25th where we will talk about the methods used to make transportation noise less noticeable in our daily lives and experiment with the various materials used to reduce these sounds in your neighborhood.

Please contact Ms. Scott in the College & Career Center with any questions.


Día de los Niños (Children’s Day)

This is a fun, cultural community event & global tradition of celebrating kids

Lake Hills Elementary, Friday, April 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

We welcome all to participate, celebrate & volunteer!

20 Volunteers Needed

We welcome you all to be involved by joining in, sharing information at the event and or involving volunteers.  We will be providing volunteers with a community service letter at the event and will double their volunteer hours.

SEE ATTACHED FLYERS: in Spanish and Bilingual

*Dia de los Niños/Children’s Day is a tradition in many countries and began with a United Nations Decree calling countries to assert the universal rights of children.  In Mexico, Dia de los Niños is celebrated on April 30th. On this festive day children and adolescents are celebrated in schools, community and family.  It is day to, also, remember that children & youth have strengths and vulnerabilities and deserve to grow, improve and thrive in their schools, communities and families.


Be a Totem Pride Leader

Hey Totems! Do you love Sammamish? Do you want to welcome next year’s freshmen?

We are looking for next year’s Totem Pride leaders. These leaders are currently sophomores or juniors who 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.

If you are interested in applying, pick up an application from Ms. Goodrich (Room 315) or Ms. Rosenberg (Room 328) before/after school this week! Applications are due Friday May 3rd!


Know Your Rights Workshop

Today, Thursday, April 25th, at 7 pm, Sammamish High School SOAR and Latino HEAT will be hosting a Know Your Rights workshop in the SHS Library. This workshop will help inform Bellevue community member and their families about their rights in interactions with immigration and law enforcement. Please join us to learn more about your rights and/or how to be an ally! Refreshments and childcare will be provided.





Holiday Adopt-A-Family™ & Clothes-4-Kids™

Ayuda para Navidad & Ropa Escolar


If you are a family living in the Bellevue School District, you can:

  • Shop for children’s clothes in anticipation of the new school year.
  • Receive Christmas gifts and a family holiday meal through our holiday program.


If you are interested in participating in this program, you must call Bellevue LifeSpring on:

WEDNESDAY, May 1st starting at 8am at 425-451-1175, press 2*


*If no one answers, please leave a message with your full name and phone number.

By calling you are not guaranteed an appointment, Bellevue LifeSpring will contact you if you have been selected to participate.


Si vive dentro del distrito escolar de Bellevue, puede:

  • Comprar ropa nueva en anticipación del nuevo año escolar.
  • Recibir regalos y una cena para Navidad por medio de nuestro programa de los Días Festivos.


Si está interesado/a en participar en este programa debe llamar a Bellevue LifeSpring el:

MIERCOLES, Mayo 1 a partir de las 8am al 425-451-1175, presione 2*


*Si nadie contesta, deje un mensaje con su nombre completo y número de teléfono.

Al llamar no se le garantiza una cita, Bellevue LifeSpring le contactará si ha sido seleccionado/a para participar.



Sammamish Sherpa Fleece

Show your Sammamish Spirit! New Sherpa Fleece for sale for a limited time. See Sammamish Sherpa Fleece for link to order from local company Winners Sportswear Etsy site.




APRIL 29th – MAY 3rd

(See attached form for details: Information Packet & Application)


It’s very easy to be the person that just talks about the change they want to see made at their school. Why not be one of the people that can make those changes???

When you are elected to class officer, you have the ability to possibly make the changes that you talk about or desire. You get to have a strong voice in the activities that your class partakes in, the way those events are ran, the way that your class raises money, and in the organization of some of the dances at the school.

If you are interested in running for one of your Class Officer positions, please review the attached application.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Grigsby or Mr. Newton. Thank you!


Library Closures:

Library Porch is closed during class timeWhen the library is OPEN, come inside, and be sure to sign in & out of the library with a pass from class. (Attendance will be verified!).

  • Thursday, April 25th:  Teaching/Reference Area CLOSED p. 1, 3, 5b/2nd lunch for classes; Main presentation area closed p. 7 for a class.
  • Friday, April 26h:  Teaching/Reference Area CLOSED p. 2, 7 for a class.

Library REMINDERS:  

  • Please return your library materials in a timely fashion so students and staff can enjoy these resources too! Email notifications will be sent to students & their families who currently have overdue/LOST library materials. You have the option to pay the associated replacement fines/fees for any lost or damaged items.
  • FOOD & DRINKS are not allowed in the library. Please kindly dispose of any trash or recycling when eating at the library porch. Thank you!


College Visits During April


This is a great way to learn about the many schools out there. Plus, the college representative visiting is likely the person assigned to this area, so if you decide to apply, this may be the person who would be reading your application first! If you can attend, this is a terrific opportunity to meet them.


There will be two colleges visiting today, Thursday, April 25th:


@11:15 a.m.        Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nevada (on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe)

@3:00 p.m.        Emory University


Most visits are during a lunch or immediately after school. If you have to miss class to attend, you must have permission from the teacher of that class to do so. Bring your lunch – I don’t want you to go back to class hungry. All visits are in the College & Career Center unless otherwise noted.

Please contact Ms. Scott in the College & Career Center with any questions.



Hey totems! The Thespian Society is putting on a lip sync battle. We are looking for students who want to put together a lip sync routine. You can choreograph and perform yourself or grab a group of friends! The battle will take place on May 24th in the PAC, and will have rehearsals on the 22nd and 23rd.  All routines must be fully choreographed to show the thespian society members by May 3rd. Please respond to the google doc form if you are interested in participating! If you are part of a group, only one member needs to fill out the form.  When choosing your song, please keep in mind that the song must be under 5 minutes, and it cannot contain any explicit or derogatory language. We are also looking for a couple of student judges! If you are interested in judging, please email with a couple sentences on why you would like to judge, and if you have any kind of dance, glee, or similar experience. We hope to see you there!
participant sign up


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Carnival at Spiritridge Elementary is looking for HS students to VOLUNTEER in support of our evening PTSA fundraiser on Friday June 7th 6:00-9:00 at Spiritridge school.
    In search or Face Painters, Magicians, Caricatures, Hula Hoop Artists and Game Directors

    • WHO:  Talented responsible teenagers who are looking to meet their community volunteer requirements
    • WHAT:  Entertain K-5th Graders at the Carnival. Help with games and entertainment
    • WHERE:  At Spiritridge Elementary,  16401 SE 24th Street Bellevue, WA 98005
    • WHEN:  Friday, June 7th 6-9pm  
    • Please use the signup genius and plan on having a good time.
      Deadline is June 1st, 2019
      Questions: Amy Nagaichouk 206.853.5683



  • Four on the 4th (Dog Jog & Walk) Volunteer Course Monitors Needed
    • Thursday, July 4th 8:00-11:00 a.m.
    • See attached for more information 4 on 4th:


Upcoming Important Dates

April 30 – SEL Lesson #4
May 6-17 – AP Testing
May 21 – WCAS
May 22-23 – SBA ELA
May 29-30 – SBA Math

Activities & Athletics This Week

SHS Activities & Athletic Events April 21st – April 27th
Time Sport Level Home Visitor Location Depart
Monday, April 22, 2019
9:00 AM Girls Golf Varsity Skagit Invitational Skagit Golf Country Club 7:15 AM
4:00 PM Girls Tennis Varsity Interlake Sammamish Interlake High School 3:00pm
4:00 PM Girls Tennis JV Sammamish Interlake Sammamish HS  
4:00 PM Softball JV Cleveland Sammamish Maple Wood Playfields 2:30pm
4:30 PM Softball Varsity Bellevue Sammamish Bellevue High School 3:15pm
4:30 PM Baseball Varsity Interlake Sammamish Interlake High School 3:15pm
6:30 PM Boys Soccer C Sammamish Issaquah Sammamish HS
4:45 PM Cheer Tryouts Cafeteria
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
3:45 PM Girls Tennis Varsity Sammamish Bellevue Sammamish HS
3:45 PM Badminton Varsity Sammamish Foster Sammamish HS
4:00 PM Girls Tennis JV Bellevue Sammamish Bellevue High School 3:15pm
4:00 PM Baseball C Chief Sealth Sammamish Southwest Athletic Complex 2:30pm
5:30 PM Boys Soccer JV Sammamish Interlake Sammamish HS
7:30 PM Boys Soccer Varsity Sammamish Interlake Sammamish HS
7:00 PM Lacrosse Varsity Redmond Sammamish Redmond HS
4:45 PM Cheer Tryouts Cafeteria
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
4:00 PM Baseball Varsity Sammamish Lake Washington Sammamish HS
4:30 PM Softball Varsity Sammamish Liberty Sammamish HS
6:30 PM Boys Soccer C Sammamish Skyline Sammamish HS
4:45 PM Cheer Tryouts Cafeteria
Thursday, April 25, 2019
3:00 PM Girls Golf Varsity Mercer Island Sammamish Jefferson Park Golf Course 1:30pm
3:45 PM Badminton Varsity Sammamish Interlake Sammamish HS
4:00 PM Boys & Girls Track Varsity Liberty Sammamish Liberty High School 2:30pm
4:30 PM Softball JV Sammamish Juanita Sammamish HS
5:30 PM Boys Soccer JV Lake Washington Sammamish Lake Washington HS 4:00pm
7:30 PM Boys Soccer Varsity Lake Washington Sammamish Lake Washington HS 4:00pm
4:45 PM Cheer Tryouts Cafeteria
7:00 PM Cinderella PAC
Friday, April 26, 2019
4:00 PM Baseball Varsity Juanita Sammamish Lee Johnson Field 2:30pm
4:00 PM Girls Tennis Varsity Overlake Sammamish Overlake High School TBD
4:30 PM Softball Varsity Mercer Island Sammamish South Mercer Playfields 3:00pm
4:45 PM Cheer Tryouts Dance Room
7:00 PM Cinderella PAC
Saturday, April 27, 2019
12:00 PM Baseball Varsity Lynden Sammamish Lynden High School 9:00am
7:00 PM Lacrosse Varsity Interlake Sammamish Interlake High School
7:00 PM Cinderella PAC



Current Clubs

Please contact the Club’s Advisor, listed below, for more information.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Rm 143, 144, 145
3:30-5:00 pm
Ms. Herzog
Conservation Club
Rm 327
7:30-8:00 am
Ms. Flik
Rm 215
1:00-2:00 pm
Mr. Philpott
Math Club
Rm 325
3:30-4:00 pm
Mr. Burress
Totem Club
Rm 111
7:30-8:00 am
Ms. Adams
MultiMedia Club
Rm 345/346
3:30-5:00 pm
Mr. Burlingame
Campus Connect
Rm 121
3:30-4:30 pm
1st/3rd/5th Tuesday
Ms. Krause
Glee Club
Choir Room
3:00-4:30 pm
Mr. Scott
Room 315
3:30-4:30 pm
Ms. Goodrich
Anime Club
Rm 227
3:30-4:30 pm
Ms. Ribeiro
Journalism Club
Rm 611
3:05-4:05 pm
Mr. Leffler
Key Club
Rm 328
3:30-3:45 pm
Ms. Rosenberg
Rm 315
1:00-3:15 pm
Ms. Goodrich
Thespian Club
Green Room
Every Other
3:30-6:00 pm
Ms. Adams
STEM Fair Club
Rm 332
3:30-4:00 pm
Ms. Neshyba
Environmental Warriors
Rm 127
3:30-4:30 pm
Ms. Pinter
Rm 213
3:30-4:00 pm
Ms. Connaway
Rm 110
every other
1:00-2:00 pm
Mr. Bright
National Honor Society
Rm 132
3:30-4:00 pm
1st Thus/month
Ms. Youmans
Glee Club
Choir Room
3:30-4:30 pm
Mr. Scott
Science Olympiad Club
Rm 210
3:30-5:00 pm
Ms. Stricker
Speech/Debate Club
Rm 212
3:30-4:30 pm
Ms. Beckerman
Hot Glass Club
Hot Glass Studio
1:00-2:30 pm
Ms. Misoda
Latino Heat
Rm 308
3:15-5:00 pm
Ms. Quintana
Badminton Club
Aux Gym
3:05-3:30 pm
Mr. Leffler
Tabletop Gaming Club
Rm 101
3:30-4:30 pm
Ms. Ribeiro
Hip Hop Club
3:30-5:00 pm
Ms. Pinter
Hip Hop Club
3:30-5:00 pm
Ms. Pinter
Investment Club
Rm 110
7:25-7:55 am
Mr. Bright
Art Club
Rms 305 & 306
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Ms. Shih
SHS Cares
Rm 220
1:30-2:30 pm
Mr. Baughn
  SkillsUSA Graphics
Rm 147
1:10-2:10 pm
Mr. Danielsen
SkillsUSA Nurse Assisting
Rm 309
Variable Times
Ms. Peterson
Beginning Strings
Rm 173
1:00-2:00 pm
Mr. Klock


Today’s Lunch

Celebrate Seattle Mariners!  “Mariner” Dog (All-Beef Hot Dog) w/ Curveball Seasoned Fries, Grand Slam Coleslaw with Radishes on the Salad Bar