Word of the Day

Feckless – (adjective) lacking purpose or vitality; feeble or ineffective.


Today’s Lunch

Chow Mein Noodles w/ Beef & Vegetables




Senior Blitz

Senior Blitz is going on all this week! If you are a senior you should have received an email from your counselor with your day and time. There is also a list on the windows of the front office with the meeting times.


School Pictures

If you haven’t purchased school pictures you can still order them online at: Yuen Lui

Proofs will all be online (more info to come) Picture retakes will take place Oct 9th.


Accountant Office Hours Change (09/20/2019)

The SHS Accountant’s window will closed this Friday.


Sherpa Fleece Jackets for Sale

Show your Sammamish Spirit, just in time for cooler weather and a new school year! Purchase a Custom Samammish Commemorative Sherpa Fleece Jacket.  

Available in Black, Frosty Grey or White (pullover only) in multiple sizes. Excellent Pricing at $50 for pullover, $60 for full zip with pockets

Anyone can order- students of all grades, staff, parents, friends. Proceeds go to Class of 2020 Grad Party.

Use this Winners Sportswear link to order online:



College and Career Center News


Volunteer Opportunities

Camp Orkila Counselors

It is that time of year again! We need high school camp counselors for 6th grade outdoor education camp – Camp Orkila. This opportunity is for grades 10-12. Please apply ASAP if you are interested!!

Key Information:

  • Camp runs from October 7th through October 10th, 2019
  • Applications are due September 20th and interviews will be held then (fall) Contact
  • We will notify candidates mid-September (fall)
  • If selected as a counselor, you will be required to attend a mandatory afternoon training on one Wednesday in late September*
  • You will have time at camp each day to work on the classwork/homework that you are missing while you are away
  • Phones and Laptops will be collected while you are working with students and available during your free time.
  • You will receive 50 hours of community service hours for being a camp counselor

Please completely fill out the Camp Counselor Application, located on the student portal (see orange button) or at https://bsd405.sharepoint.com/sites/CampCounselor/SitePages/Home.aspx

REQUIREMENTS FOR CAMP COUNSELOR APPLICANTS: All applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for the camp counselor position:

  • You must have C’s or better in ALL classes No prior discipline issues. No truancy. Limited absences, tardies, etc. You should be on pace to graduate and your counselor should OK this.
  • APPLICATION CHECKLIST: Due Wednesday, September 20th to Highland Middle School
  • Printed out copy of grades (cumulative and current)
  • BSD Pre-arranged Absence Forms submitted to high school attendance secretary.

Feel free to email Highland’s Camp Counselor Coordinators (Karne Helgason) at helgasonk@bsd405.org


Northwest Folklife

Northwest Folklife is seeking volunteers on September 21st and 22nd, 2019 for Seattle Children’s Festival at Seattle Center. Each volunteer will receive a 2019 Northwest Folklife t-shirt and silver commemorative mug in addition to community service hours toward graduation. The 6th annual Seattle’s Children’s Festival will bring together performances, workshops, and families from all over the city together for a weekend full of community celebration, cultural learning and sharing, hands-on discovery and family-fun!

Deadline for applications is Friday, September 20th by 12pm, however priority is given to applications received by Wednesday, September 18th.
Available shifts include:
9 AM – 11:30 AM (Production Set Up/Flex)
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM (Greeter/Welcome Booth/Workshop Assistant/Emcee/DZ Helper/Flex)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Greeter/Welcome Booth/Workshop Assistant/Emcee/DZ Helper/Flex)
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Production Strike/Flex)

Application for volunteers can be found here: https://forms.gle/HT8t6yjArRkLMx569

Seattle Children’s Festival Website: https://www.nwfolklife.org/seattlechildrensfestival/

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/935632856787230/


Connecting to Nature through Service

Bridle Trails Park Foundation invites Sammamish students to National Public Lands Day.

Saturday, September 28th, 9am- 12noon

Bridle Trails State Park – Main Entrance: 5300 116th Ave NE, Kirkland

  • Volunteers of all ages welcome, service hours granted.
  • Stewardship projects will include the removal of invasive plants and weeds, trail tidying and trimming, and horse arena maintenance.
  • Bring work gloves, hand pruners, steel rakes and hoes if you have them. Extra tools and work gloves will be available.
  • The Foundation will provide water, snacks, and lunch for all participants.
  • Please RSVP: www.bridletrails.org


Learn to Record Volunteer Hours

Don’t know how to log volunteer hours? Unsure where to start? Environmental Activists (EnACT) is hosting a workshop this Friday from 3:00 to 3:30 pm in room 332 to teach students how to record their volunteer hours on x2vol. You do not need to be a member of the club to join.

Contact sammamishenwa@gmail.com or s-tampica@bsd405.org if you have any questions


Upcoming College Visits

All visits are scheduled during a lunch or immediately after school in the College & Career Center (the Fishbowl across from the main office).

If a school is visiting during a lunch you are not scheduled in, you will need to get permission from the teacher of the class you would be missing. You must have that permission in note form when you come to the college visit.

Please get your lunch and plan to eat during the visit – we do not want you returning to class hungry.

The college representative visiting is likely the person assigned to this area so may be the person who would be reading your application first. If you can attend, this is a terrific opportunity to meet them!

The entire list of colleges visiting SHS is on Naviance – check it regularly as schools change dates or new schools sign up all the time.

College Date Time
Northwest University TODAY 11:15 AM
Columbia University TODAY 3:00 PM
University of Rochester Wed September 25, 2019 11:00 AM
Seattle Pacific University Wed September 25, 2019 11:00 AM
Western Washington University Wed September 25, 2019 11:00 AM
Biola University Wed September 25, 2019 1:00 PM
George Fox University Wed September 25, 2019 1:00 PM
Bellevue College Thu September 26, 2019 11:15 AM
Whittier College Thu September 26, 2019 11:15 AM
The University of Alabama Thu September 26, 2019 12:45 PM
Bellevue College Thu September 26, 2019 12:45 PM
Franklin University Switzerland Thu September 26, 2019 12:45 PM


Clubs and Organizations News


Environmental Activists (EnAct)

Need volunteer hours? Interested in projects relating to the environment? Want to work with local organizations and groups dedicated to helping the environment? Environmental Activists (EnACT) is committed to connecting and informing the SHS community to achieve environmental knowledge and awareness. We meet every Friday from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in room 332. Hope to see you there!

Contact sammamishenwa@gmail.com or s-tampica@bsd405.org if you have any questions


Come check out SOAR (Students Organized for Anti-Racism) TODAY at 3:30 in Room 315! We will be discussing current events in society, education, and how to continue to break down barriers within the system for students of color!


2019-2020 Clubs

Please contact the club advisors for more information.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Rm 143
3:30-5:30 pm
Ms. Herzog
Campus Connect
Rm 318
3:30-4:30 pm
Ms. Krause
Hot Glass Club
Hot Glass Studio
1:00-2:30 pm
Ms. Misoda
Math Club
Rm 325
3:00-3:30 pm
Mr. Burress
Rm 332
3:30-5:00 pm
Ms. Neshyba
MultiMedia Club
Rm 345
3:00-4:00 pm
Mr. Burlingame
Latino Heat

3:15-6:00 pm
Ms. Quintana
Beginning Strings
Rm 173
1:00-2:00 pm
Mr. Klock
Room 315
3:30-5:00 pm
Ms. Goodrich
Anime Club
Rm 227
3:35-4:30 pm
Ms. Ribeiro
Journalism Club
Rm 611
3:30-4:30 pm
Mr. Leffler
Key Club
Rm 328
3:10-3:40 pm
Ms. Rosenberg
Rm 356
1:00-2:00 pm
Ms. Brown
Glee Club
Rm 173
3:30-4:30 pm
Mr. Scott
Environmental Activists
Rm 332
3:00-4:00 pm
Ms. NeshybaMs.Larson
Rm 315
3:30-4:30 pm
Ms. Goodrich
Thespian Club
Green Room
3:30 pm
Ms. Adams
National Honor Society
During Snack Break
Ms. Youmans
Hip Hop Club
3:30-5:00 pm
Ms. Adams
Art Club
Rm 305
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Ms. Garcia
Badminton Club
Aux Gym
3:00-4:00 pm
Mr. Leffler
Latino Heat
3:15-6:00 pm
Ms. Quintana
Hip Hop Club
3:30-5:00 pm
Ms. Adams
Rm 143
3:30-5:30 pm
Ms. Herzog
Tabletop Gaming Club
Rm 229Every other Tuesday3:30-5:30 pm
Ms. Ribeiro
Rm3rd Thursday of each month
3:00 pm
Mr. Danielsen
Glee Club
Rm 173
3:30-4:30 pm
Mr. Scott
RmEvery other Wed.
1:30 pm
Ms. Bright
RmEvery other Tuesday
3:00 pm
Mr. Fyten

Library News


  • Thursday, Sept. 19: Library CLOSED before school. There will be an AP Registration Q & A for students after* school. (*Jubilee Reach Homework Help/Tutoring will be starting at the south end of the library in the Totem Teaching/Reference Area at 3pm.)


Library Reminders:

Library Porch is CLOSED during class time. When 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!)

Please enjoy your food & beverages in our cafeteria/commons. The Library & porch are for studying quietly only. Thanks for your cooperation!


Sports and Activities News


Open Gym

The Jubilee REACH team, Erika & Warren, will host open gym on Wednesdays 1:15-3:00 pm!  We’ll be in the lower gym.


SHS Athletic Events Sept 18th- 21st

Time Sport Level Home Visitor Location Depart
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Northwest University TODAY 11:15 AM Boehm Pool 3:00 PM
Columbia University TODAY 3:00 PM Sammamish High School
5:15 PM Volleyball C-Team Sammamish Lake Washington Sammamish High School
5:30 PM Girls Soccer Junior Varsity Sammamish Juanita Sammamish High School
7:00 PM Volleyball Varsity Sammamish Lake Washington Sammamish High School
7:30 PM Girls Soccer Varsity Sammamish Juanita Sammamish High School
Friday, September 20, 2019
4:00 PM Boys Tennis Varsity Sammamish Bothell Sammamish High School
7:00 PM Football Varsity Sammamish Bellingham Sammamish High School
Saturday, September 21, 2019
5:00 PM Band Performance Bellevue High School


Have a wonderful day Totems!

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.