The SVSD Summit | School Board Positions, Dance Te...
If you are experiencing formatting issues with the Summit, please click this link to view the entire newsletter. QUOTE OF THE WEEK "Did you know you can order these from Amazon?" -- CVES student looking at fossils at STEM Night Got a student quote? Submit your quote to email@example.com . OPEN SCHOOL BOARD POSITIONS This November, three of the five Snoqualmie Valley School Board seats will be up for election – board positions 2, 3, and 5. Members of our School Board serve four-year terms. Although each director resides in a specific area of the district, each is elected by and represents the district at large. Individuals who want to run for one of the seats up for election must file with King County Elections between May 15-19, 2023 . An individual must be a registered voter living in the specific district director area to run. District Director Map Locator | More Information MEETING MEDIA MENTORS Last Saturday, Mount Si High School hosted the Puget Sound Girls Film Festival & Networking Event, bringing together female professionals representing a wide range of careers in the media and film industries (videographers, directors, make-up artists, journalists, and more) to meet with students from high schools and middle schools around the region. Special thanks to nearly 20 pros who volunteered their time to mentor aspiring filmmakers and to provide feedback while judging students’ film entries for awards. More photos are available online. TOP SPELLING TALENT Congratulations to Snoqualmie Elementary’s Declan Mallady for his third-place finish in the King and Snohomish Regional Spelling Bee! The fourth grader made it to the fifth round of spellers, competing with 51 finalists ranging from grades 3rd-8th. We're so proud of Declan for his impressive performance and exceptional spelling skills! IMPRESSIVE STATE SHOWING Congratulations to the Wildcat Dance Team! Mount Si had three incredible floor routines and made school history with all three routines scoring a 266 or above on a day of fierce competition. They finished 2nd in Kick, 3rd in Military, and 6th in Pom categories! Way to make us proud! Congrats, Cats. UPCOMING EVENTS Small Hands Big Plans Fundraising Luncheon Small Hands to Big Plans is the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year. In addition to celebrating the 2023 Educators of the Year, they are raising critical funds that allow them to continue their mission of encouraging excellence and assuring opportunities in education for every student, in every school, every day in the Snoqualmie Valley School District. This year, they have a goal to raise $115,000 for funding innovative and essential programs in Snoqualmie Valley schools, such as classroom grants, district-wide initiatives, professional development and other educational programs and resources. This free event is open to the public: Wednesday, April 5 , at Mount Si High School’s Performing Arts Center Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Program starts at 11 a.m., followed by a light lunch in the lobby. Please Register Online Hidden In Plain Sight Demonstration Our friends at the Empower Youth Network are hosting a Hidden in Plain Sight parent information event on Tuesday, April 4 , from 7-8:30 p.m. This opportunity will help equip parents/guardians with insight to spot signs of at-risk behaviors around drug and alcohol use, using an interactive display of a teenager's bedroom. Professionals will also share tips and tools to empower participants to communicate about risky behaviors and family expectations with their children. This free event is for adults only (no students please) and will feature a resource fair with local organizations and experts focused on family support. Please register online. Dyslexia & Inclusive Practices in Literacy Meeting This event, intended for elementary families, will provide information about dyslexia and the District’s inclusionary practices. Learn about available resources and how the district is supporting students on Wednesday, April 19 , from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the MSHS Library. This event will also be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the link. Snoqualmie Valley School District 8001 Silva Ave SE | Snoqualmie, WA | 98065 (425) 831-8000 | www.svsd410.org | Follow us on Faceboo k
Wednesday, Mar 29 2023
Deadline Extended: School and District Website Rede...
The Snoqualmie Valley School District welcomes your input regarding our district and school websites. We are assessing the "user" experience and considering how we might improve accessibility to website information you need from your schools and district. We have extended our deadline to Tuesday, March 21, by 10 a.m. to gain additional input. Your feedback will help guide this process to serve our families better. (Please click the button to begin)
Monday, Mar 20 2023
The SVSD Summit | Educators of the Year, Important...
If you are experiencing formatting issues with the Summit, please click this link to view the entire newsletter. QUOTE OF THE WEEK TFMS Student: "What is your stance on cheese?" Staff Member: "More is better." Student: "But what about spray on cheese from a can?" Staff : "I'm not sure if that qualifies as cheese." Student: "Fair point made." Got a student quote? Submit your quote to email@example.com . DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME | MARCH 12 Reminder! This Sunday, March 12, is Daylight Savings Time. Remember to move those clocks forward one hour. This is also a great time to replace batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, check your emergency kit, check filters, and more. EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR Please join us in congratulating our 2023 Educators of the Year! Elementary School: Jeffie Ritchie, SES STREAM teacher Middle School: Mindy Mohney, SMS Math teacher High School: Tina Mix, MSHS Ceramics teacher Classified Staff: Doron Jones, MSHS Maintenance/Stadium The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation (SVSF) recently made surprise visits to classrooms and schools to announce this year’s award winners and acknowledge their inspirational service to students with their classes and peers. See more photos and details on the district website . A special thank you to SVSF for sponsoring this prestigious annual awards program and to everyone who took time to nominate many worthy candidates. Please join all of us to celebrate these amazing educators who will be guests of honor at the Foundation’s Small Hands to Big Plans Fundraiser Luncheon on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the MSHS Performing Arts Center. Register online to attend or donate. Donations to SVSF support innovative learning programs and resources that benefit all Snoqualmie Valley schools and students. COMMUNICATION UPDATES The district is redesigning and updating its website and all SVSD school websites. The primary focus is to create better navigation paths to the items you access the most. We want to hear from our families, staff, and the community to ensure we meet your expectations. Please take a few minutes to provide your input in this electronic Website Survey . The survey will close on March 17. As we work to streamline communications for families, our district is also changing how we will notify families of school bus delays. Our Transportation Team will no longer be using Bus Bulletin to notify families of delays of 10 minutes or longer. Instead, the district will use ParentSquare Alerts to notify families about specific routes via email and texts when needed, similar to how the district notifies all families about school delays or cancellations. The great news is that parents/guardians will receive text messages and emails – without having to sign-up each school year. In addition, communication will be issued in each family’s preferred home language, as noted in Skyward Family Access! No action is needed; this transition will happen automatically starting March 13, 2023. Find more information on our website . Our district will also continue to use the SMART Tag Parent Portal , which allows families to track their student’s location upon boarding their school bus. MOUNT SI TAKES CENTER STAGE MULTICULTURAL FAIR Last week, the MSHS Diversity Club hosted its 2nd Annual Multicultural Fair to celebrate the rich cultural diversity represented in our community. The festive evening featured colorful costumes, informative booths and maps, student speakers, authentic food samples, traditional dances, music performances, games, and more. More photos from this great event are available online. REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOLS ATTEND INTERHIGH AT MSHS On Monday, March 6, over 300 students from 14 neighboring high schools participated in the 2023 Interhigh Leadership Conference. The event was hosted at Mount Si by our leadership and CATS+ students, which provided space for students to foster friendships between schools and collaborate by sharing ideas and learning from other student leaders. The day started with an inspiring guest speaker and had eight different breakout groups facilitated mostly by MSHS students. It was truly an incredible day! Enjoy some great photos from students across the region. WILDCAT NIGHT Last night was Wildcat Night, which welcomed any student who was planning to attend MSHS for the 2022-23 school year. Future freshmen and their families were greeted by Mount Si Principal Deb Hay, before learning about the incredible opportunities and classes that await them next year. Check out more photos here . PARENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM INFORMATIONAL NIGHT Snoqualmie Valley families are invited to come and learn more about the district’s Parent Partnership Program (P3) Tuesday, March 14. This unique educational program offers core classes taught by district teachers to complement home-based education directed by parents. P3 students spend two days per week in school, and the rest of their instruction occurs outside the school. In addition, families can connect with other home-school families to find resources or create a learning community to support their unique journey. This informational meeting is intended for families considering P3 enrollment for the next 2023-24 school year. Date/Time: Tuesday, March 14, 4-5 p.m. Location: Visit us in the P3 portables at Snoqualmie Middle School, 9200 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie. Please park in the main lot and walk back along the service road to the portables behind the gym. Registration: Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for any open spots or for a waitlist. Application info will be emailed to those who attend a meeting. Snoqualmie Valley School District 8001 Silva Ave SE | Snoqualmie, WA | 98065 (425) 831-8000 | www.svsd410.org | Follow us on Faceboo k
Wednesday, Mar 08 2023
School Bus Communication Update: Moving to ParentSquare
Dear Families, This year, our district adopted a new communication tool called ParentSquare. This tool is engineered to combine multiple communication streams into one convenient interface for families and staff. As we continue to consolidate tools and simplify our communications, we are excited to announce that all transportation notifications regarding specific bus routes will soon move to ParentSquare. This means Bus Bulletin will no longer be used to communicate delays , and families will no longer be required to sign-up each year. Since Skyward Family Access and ParentSquare are tied together, families will automatically receive notifications when delays impact their student’s specific bus routes. This transition in services will take place on Monday, March 20. Our district will continue using the SMART Tag Parent Portal to allow families to track their student’s locations and set their preferences for specific notifications. Communication about delays will be sent via a brief text and email message, similar to how the district notifies families about weather closures. Notices will only go to families whose students ride a route that is impacted (for delays of 10 minutes or more) and communicated in their preferred home language. To ensure you receive timely information about delays, your contact information (phone and email) must be accurate in Skyward Family Access. If you need to update your information or report that your student no longer needs transportation services, please get in touch with your student’s school office. More information about ParentSquare can be found on our website. If you’d like to see all school communications in one handy location, make sure to download the ParentSquare App. Thank you for your continued partnership. Sincerely, Snoqualmie Valley School District
Tuesday, Mar 07 2023
Input Needed School and District Website Redesign Su...
The Snoqualmie Valley School District welcomes your input regarding our district and school websites. We are assessing the "user" experience and considering how we might improve accessibility to website information you need from your schools and district. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts by Friday, March 17. Your feedback will help guide this process to serve our families better. (Please click the button to begin) Thank you, and have a wonderful weekend!
Saturday, Mar 04 2023
The SVSD Summit | No School on Monday, Devices Upg...
If you are experiencing formatting issues with the Summit, please click this link to view the entire newsletter. QUOTE OF THE WEEK SES second grader notices an apple on their teacher's desk. "Is that a real apple?" - Second grader "Yes, it is." - Teacher "Oh! So teachers really do have apples on their desks!" - Second grader Got a student quote? Submit your quote to firstname.lastname@example.org. NO SCHOOL MONDAY, MARCH 6 Reminder! Monday, March 6, is a non-student day . Our staff will spend the day learning and collaborating through professional development. Students will not attend school on Monday and get to enjoy a long weekend. ADVOCATING IN OLYMPIA I t was a busy Monday for Superintendent Dan Schlotfeldt, School Board Director Gary Fancher, and School Board Student Representative Madhumitha Gandhi, who traveled to Olympia to join fellow school boards, superintendents, staff, and student representatives from across the state. They met with elected officials at the State Capitol and advocated for full funding of special education. Our very own Madhumitha Gandhi was interviewed by KING 5 TV, met State Representative Lisa Callan (photo at left below), and spoke with Governor Jay Inslee. KING 5 NEWS (CLICK THE IMAGE) DEVICE UPGRADES Thanks to the generous support of the community for passing the Technology Levy last spring, our district is able to upgrade aging student computers. Over the next several weeks, all 8th, 10th, and 11th graders will exchange their district devices and accessories for newer machines with better processors, memory, and other components to enhance our students' digital learning experiences. This will take place during their school day. The goal is to have all students in grades 6-12 equipped with upgraded machines by the fall of 2023. From there, refreshing laptops will take place on a rotating schedule, when needed, to ensure our students remain on the cutting edge of digital learning during their academic journey in our school district. MOUNT SI IN STATE COMPETITIONS BOYS BASKETBALL TIPS OFF TOMORROW The Wildcat Boys Basketball Team is in the quarterfinals as the second overall seed in the WIAA 4A State Basketball Tournament. They tip off against the eighth-seeded Richland Bombers on Thursday, March 2, at 2 p.m. in the Tacoma Dome. This Mount Si team was featured in a recent Seattle Times article as they look to become the first team in history to reach the 4A State Championship four years in a row! Go make history' Cats! WIAA TOURNAMENT CENTRAL | BRACKETS | TICKETS (Click the image to read the Seattle Times article) HISTORIC GIRLS BASKETBALL SEASON COMES TO AN END What a season for our Mount Si High School Girls' Basketball Team! The Wildcats advanced to the WIAA 4A State Championship for the first time since 1997! Unfortunately, the team fell to Bellarmine Prep, 73-43, in the opening round and had their historic season come to an end. We are so proud of this incredible group of student-athletes! Photo Credit: Calder Productions. All photos are taken in memory of Calder. 18 DECA STUDENTS HEAD TO STATE Another state competition in Bellevue this weekend will feature 18 Mount Si students at the annual State DECA Competition. DECA is an association of marketing students that encourages the development of business and leadership skills through academic conferences and competitions. Students qualified for state at a regional competition in specific categories. At the state contest, these students are vying for a spot at the International DECA Competition in Orlando, Florida, next month. Best of luck UPCOMING EVENTS OFFICE HOURS WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD Office Hours allow community members to share their thoughts directly with School Board members and Superintendent Dan Schlotfeldt in an in-person meeting. Next Office Hours: Monday, March 6, 3 - 4:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please sign up in advance using the form on this website . The deadline to sign-up is Friday, March 3, by noon. MULTICULTURAL FAIR The Mount Si High School Diversity Club is hosting a Multicultural Fair at the Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 2, from 5 - 8 p.m. This FREE event is open to the entire Snoqualmie Valley community! This student-led event features performances by the Mount Vernon Mariachi Band featuring MSHS Choir Intermezzo, Leikaringen Norwegian Folk Dance Group, student speakers, colorful exhibits, and much more! More information is available on our website . HOT JAVA COOL JAZZ Join us in celebrating young musical talent at the Starbucks 26th Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz Concert. Mount Si High School's Jazz 1 Band was selected as one of the state's top five high school jazz bands to perform in this non-competitive format event being held at a premier Seattle venue. Date: Friday, March 31 at 7 p.m. Location: Paramount Theatre Tickets: Available Online | More Information Snoqualmie Valley School District 8001 Silva Ave SE | Snoqualmie, WA | 98065 (425) 831-8000 | www.svsd410.org | Follow us on Faceboo k
Thursday, Mar 02 2023
The SVSD Summit | Mid-Winter Break, State Competit...
If you are experiencing formatting issues with the Summit, please click this link to view the entire newsletter. WEEKLY NEWS FOR THE SNOQUALMIE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT QUOTE OF THE WEEK "I'm more of a drum guy, myself." - SES second grader checking out a trombone during a Black History Month lesson on "Trombone Shorty" Got a student quote? Submit your quotes to s email@example.com . MID-WINTER BREAK With President’s Day on Monday, Feb. 20 , the holiday kicks off our Mid-Winter Break week (Feb. 21-24), when our schools and the district office will be closed. Enjoy this time with your kids! We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday, Feb. 27. WILDCAT MOMENTS It’s another big weekend for a few Wildcat State competitors. In aquatic sports, senior Ty Mitton is competing in the 1-meter diving WIAA State Competition, while fellow senior Jay Boivin qualified for the 500-yard freestyle. For his accomplishments, Mitton was also named the WIAA Athlete of the Week. He captured first place at the KingCo diving event and broke the school record (previously set by him) with a score of 488.80, which qualifies him for Districts, State, and All-American consideration! The Mount Si Wrestling team also had a strong performance at last week’s regional, sending seven wrestlers to Mat Classic XXXIV and another five as alternates. Congratulations to Joshua Hall (106), Quaid Harrison (145), Jack Hendricks (182), Frank Kissick (220), Chase Nunan (285), Maceo Swanzy (170), and Emmett Whitaker (138), who will be competing in Tacoma. CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH Throughout the district, our schools continue to celebrate black history in various ways. This week, students at Snoqualmie Elementary have been studying several notable African Americans. Ms. Gage's second-grade class learned about New Orleans-born musician Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone Shorty. After listening to Mr. Andrews' award-winning autobiography about his work with the Horns for Schools Project, the students got a chance to see and hold a real trombone to get a feel for what it might be like to be a famous musician, just like Trombone Shorty. SPECIAL VALENTINES DAY MESSAGE Check out the good deeds of North Bend Elementary’s Good Citizens Club. Students created hand-made Valentine's Day cards and other crafts for senior citizens at the Red Oak Home and Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. About 30 students and their advisors walked to Red Oak Tuesday after school to deliver their messages of love and kindness – which no doubt brightened the residents’ day! The students also helped pick up trash along the way! More photos from these amazing students can be found on our Facebook page. The generous acts didn’t stop there as fourth graders Tierney, Harper, and Kinsley wrapped up their Book Drive! The three students collected over 700 donated books during their community service project. The team donated 600 books to the Snoqualmie Valley and Issaquah food banks and over 100 new books to the Seattle Children’s Hospital. CTE IN SVSD During February, we are showcasing several engaging learning opportunities available to students through our district’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. High school students can choose from over 68 CTE classes offered in five career pathways (Agriculture, Business and Marketing, Family Consumer Sciences, STEM Health Science, and Skilled Technical). In addition, CTE exploration begins in our middle schools with digital media course options. This week, we caught up with students from Mr. Dockery's Digital Media Academy. Students can choose any path from animation, illustration, graphic design, or film. They are learning through hands-on experiences using real equipment, and even have the opportunity to get certified in several Adobe products. Students worked on dialogue scenes, 3D animations, traditional drawing, digital drawing, and graphic design. Read more about our classes on our CTE website. Snoqualmie Valley School District 8001 Silva Ave SE | Snoqualmie, WA | 98065 (425) 831-8000 | www.svsd410.org | Follow us on Faceboo k
Thursday, Feb 16 2023
The SVSD Summit | Black History Month, Wildcat Mom...
If you are experiencing formatting issues with the Summit, please click this link to view the entire newsletter. WEEKLY NEWS FOR THE SNOQUALMIE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT QUOTE OF THE WEEK A Timber Ridge first grader observing a staff member's umbrella being blown upwards during a windstorm proclaimed, "Look! It's Harry Poppins!" Got a student quote? Submit your quotes to s firstname.lastname@example.org . BLACK HISTORY MONTH Every February, we take time to honor and recognize the contributions, triumphs, and struggles of African Americans throughout U.S. history. We invite you to join us in honoring and celebrating Black history within our schools, community, and throughout the nation. Students throughout our district will be learning and participating in various projects around Black history, which will be highlighted on our Facebook page. To learn more about national Black History Month, please visit blackhistorymonth.gov . WILDCAT MOMENTS It’s an excellent time to be a Wildcat. Last weekend, Mount Si High School's teams experienced exciting success. STATE CHAMPIONS The MSHS Cheer squad captured the top spot in the 4A Game Day Large category with an impressive score of 97.2 at the WIAA State Cheer Championships. What an accomplishment. Congratulations on all your hard work paying off! You earned it! FOUR IN A ROW The MSHS Varsity Boys Basketball team continued their dominance after finishing in first place for the fourth-straight year at the 4A KingCo League Tournament, beating Skyline 71-62. The team now enters the District 1/2 Tournament as the top seed! They will play the winner of tomorrow night's Lake Stevens-Newport game. Our girls' team plays tonight, Feb. 8, against Inglemoor, in a loser-out contest at 7 p.m. Good luck Cats! ALL SMILES It was all smiles for our MSHS Dance team, who captured first place in the kick category at the Eastlake Invitational! They won first place in the same category last year at the WIAA State Championship, and will compete again for the top spot at the end of March. BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS We round out the good news with the MSHS Wrestling team, who captured their second-straight KingCo 4A Title – with five wrestlers earning first place. The team is sending 19 wrestlers to regionals where they will compete for a trip to the highly-coveted Mat Classic XXXIV at the Tacoma Dome. Best of luck! FIELD TRIP TO REMEMBER Two Rivers high school students were treated to a tour of the DirtFish Rally School, located in Snoqualmie on 315 acres of the former Weyerhaeuser mill. The students learned about career opportunities that support the local motorsport school and racing facility, including accounting, sales, mechanics, event coordination, driving instructors, product specialists, office staff, and car washers. DirtFish staff also shared that no matter the role, they value adaptable candidates with a strong work ethic and teamwork mindset! Special thanks to the DirtFish staff for hosting our students, and thanks to Empower Youth Network for helping set up this opportunity. See more great photos from this event on our Facebook page. CASCADE CINEMA CHALLENGE SCREENING Looking to be entertained by some talented and skilled student videographers, directors, and actors this weekend? Then attend the 60-Hour Cascade Cinema Challenge screening at North Bend Theatre! Last weekend, Mount Si, Tahoma, and Newport high schools participated in the Challenge. The screening of these 14 short films is happening on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. Entry to the event is FREE. Fun fact about the challenge, each short film must include these prompts: Action: Changing a light bulb Items: Jigsaw puzzle and a wallet Dialogue: “Finish what you're doing. We have to talk.” CTE IN SVSD During the month of February, we are showcasing different Career, and Technical Education (CTE) courses offered in our district. Next, we are highlighting the Woods 3 class. In this hands-on class, students work as independent contractors constructing projects for customers throughout the school. From large cabinets for the band, to shuffleboard for ASB, students spend time drawing and outlining the project before preparing a quote based on materials needed. After approving the quote, students begin constructing and building the project. Learn more about these projects on our CTE website. Snoqualmie Valley School District 8001 Silva Ave SE | Snoqualmie, WA | 98065 (425) 831-8000 | www.svsd410.org | Follow us on Faceboo k
Thursday, Feb 09 2023
The SVSD Summit | Educators of the Year Nomination...
If you are experiencing formatting issues with the Summit, please click this link to view the entire newsletter. WEEKLY NEWS FOR THE SNOQUALMIE VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT QUOTE OF THE WEEK "My cousin is deaf, so the sign language page in this dictionary will help me." - NBES Third Grader after receiving his free dictionary from Kiwanis Got a student quote? Submit your quotes to s email@example.com . LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Is there a particular teacher or staff member who has had a significant impact on your child? The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation (SVSF) accepts nominations for the Educator of the Year Awards. Nominat ions are made through an online Google Form and are due Monday, Feb. 6 . Four staff members will be recognized at the April 5 SVSF Annual Fundraiser, three teachers (elementary, middle, and high) and a classified staff member. Nominate someone for this honor today! CHEERS TO STATE Let’s hear it for Mount Si High School’s Cheer Team. The squad qualified for the WIAA State Championship, taking place this weekend at Battle Ground High School. Our Wildcat cheerleaders are competing for first in the 4A Game Day Large and the 4A Non-Tumbling Medium categories. This weekend, the Non-Tumbling team will perform Friday evening, Feb. 3, at 8:35 p.m., while the Game Day Large squad is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, at 7:05 p.m. Good Luck ‘Cats! We’re cheering for YOU! 4A Game Day Large 4A Non-Tumbling SUPERINTENDENT LEADERSHIP INPUT Thanks to everyone who has participated in the Superintendent Leadership Input process. This week two different focus groups were held virtually with over 60 parent participants, plus staff members and high school students will have similar discussions. Feedback gathered from all these opportunities will be presented to the School Board during their Feb. 16 work session (4 p.m.) and regular meeting (5 p.m.). There’s still time to participate in the brief online survey, which closes Feb. 10 . "SHOW MY VOICE" INSPIRATION Twenty-three students throughout our Snoqualmie Valley schools are advancing to the state level of the National PTA Reflections Art Competition. Of special “note,” Opstad Elementary First Grader Cora Heller entered an original music composition, and we just had to share this incredible video of her singing below! Next week, watch for more examples of creativity from these talented students. CTE IN SVSD During the month of February, we will be showcasing several engaging learning opportunities available to students through our district’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. High school students can choose from over 68 different CTE classes offered in five career pathways (Agriculture, Business and Marketing, Family Consumer Sciences, STEM Health Science, and Skilled Technical). CTE exploration begins in our middle schools with digital media course options. First up is Mount Si’s Principles of Marketing class, led by the Marketing Education teacher Ms. Hawkins. Below, students were randomly assigned a company, a product category, and a problem to solve. In 40 minutes, they needed to invent, promote and present their products to the class. We definitely have some creative thinkers among future Wildcat entrepreneurs! Snoqualmie Valley School District 8001 Silva Ave SE | Snoqualmie, WA | 98065 (425) 831-8000 | www.svsd410.org | Follow us on Faceboo k
Thursday, Feb 02 2023
THE SUMMIT | Educator of the Year Nominations, DEC...
Weekly News Source for the Snoqualmie Valley School District QUOTE OF THE WEEK Setting: 7th Grade Health Class at CKMS learning how the brain and nervous system work. “Isn’t it crazy that a brain named itself?!” - Definitely a future philosopher! Got a funny student quote? Submit your quotes to s firstname.lastname@example.org . MLK DAY | MONDAY, JAN. 16 | NO SCHOOL Each year on the third Monday of January, America honors the birth, life, and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Monday, Jan. 16, our district will observe Dr. Martin Luther King Day and since it’s a Federal holiday, our schools will be closed. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a Baptist minister and social activist that had a huge impact on the civil rights movement of the 1950’s in the United States. Dr. King was assassinated in 1968 and is remembered for his non-violent protests against segregation and his “I have a Dream” speech. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed MLK Day into law, and three years later, it was first observed. By the year 2000, all 50 states officially observed the day. SNOQUALMIE VALLEY SCHOOLS FOUNDATION (SVSF) SUPPORT Nominations for Educators of the Year Due Feb. 6 The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation is excited to honor four exemplary SVSD educators through its annual Educator of the Year Award recognition program. Please take a moment to recognize an outstanding SVSD staff member who makes a positive difference in your child’s educational experience and our school district. Four award categories include a classified staff member (bus driver, cook, custodian, paraeducator, secretary, tech support, mechanic, etc.) and three certificated staff (teachers, counselors, nurses, therapists, instructional coach, etc.) that serve elementary, middle school, and high school grades, respectively. Learn more and nominate an Educator of the Year here . Generous Donations from SVSF and Community Thank you to the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation for its continued support of innovative learning programs in our schools. They recently presented a check for $71,000 to the district to fund district-wide programs like AVID, Elementary STEM, Seal of Biliteracy, Burke Box, and much more. Additionally, the Foundation awarded school staff over $17,000 in classroom grants to enhance their resources for students. We are so thankful for their incredible partnership and generosity. Check out the complete list of 2022-23 grants they've helped fund this year. Save the Date: April 6, 2023, is the SVSF Annual Fundraising event that brings community supporters and business leaders together to celebrate and invest in Snoqualmie Valley’s student achievement and innovation. DECA PREPARE FOR STATE EVENT Congratulations to the Mount Si High School DECA team who took center stage during a regional competition at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Over 1,400 students participated in the event, with 16 Mount Si students qualifying for the State competition in March and another 11 finishing in the Top 20. Big thank you to DECA Advisor Kelly Hawkins for leading this ambitious group of young people! More photos from their competition are available. Here are the students advancing to State! Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making - Elise Cook & Kio Nieman Professional Selling Travel/Tourism Event - Hailey Cossey Integrated Marketing Campaign Service - K ate Lomas & Kaya Nealis Marketing Communications - Gabe Schmitt Retail Merchandising - Samantha Kalmbach Sports/Entertainment Marketing Team Decision Making - Grace Bae & Ellie Tran Integrated Marketing Campaign Event - Nikolai Kinzel & Boris Uittenbogaard, Clay Crooks & Ben Kilbreath Integrated Marketing Campaign Service - Maddie Forman & Gabby Tulleners & Addie Trefry IT'S NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH For National Mentoring Month, we are highlighting different mentor opportunities each week. Our district is fortunate to receive crucial student support from a partnership with the Empower Youth Network (EYN). Through their Youth Success! Mentoring Program , they work closely with SVSD school counselors to identify students who could benefit from a positive connection with a trusted adult. This one-to-one program matches each qualified volunteer with an individual student. Then the pair meets regularly throughout the school year for an hour every week at school. All SVSD schools participate, and EYN provides mentor training and helpful activity ideas for their time together. If you’re an adult who has a desire to help a child, we encourage you to apply to become a Youth Success! Mentor. Currently, there is a waiting list in our district with students of all ages who would benefit from a consistent mentor, so your volunteer service is appreciated. If you’re interested, please apply at EYN’s Youth Mentoring webpage or contact them with any questions . REMEMBER THESE THREE NUMBERS Washington State now has three distinct 3-digit dialing systems to support people in crisis: 911 remains the national system for medical emergencies, fire, crime, disaster response, and other life-threatening situations. 988 (added in 2022) is the national suicide prevention support line for thoughts of suicide, mental health crisis, substance use, and emotional distress. Plus, 211 is a state resource for essential human services and community referrals that support needs for food, housing, healthcare, transportation, utilities, legal, and other services. Refer to this i nfographic to learn how the three services work together and when to call each. Have a safe and healthy new year! Snoqualmie Valley School District 8001 Silva Ave SE | Snoqualmie, WA | 98065 (425) 831-8000 | www.svsd410.org | Follow us on Faceboo k
Thursday, Jan 12 2023