Shelton High School Student Serves as Page in State House
(Date Posted 3/4/2015)
Taylor Simmons, a student from Shelton High School, traveled to Olympia Feb. 23-27 and served as a page in the State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 35th District Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn.
"Civic education is an important aspect of our state's curriculum, which is why the House Page Program is so important. It gives kids from across the state the opportunity to learn how our state government operates," said Griffey. "I hope Taylor had great time here this week, and I thank him for his service."
Taylor, son of Blake and Debbie Simmons, is a sophomore at Shelton High School. He is on his school's junior varsity baseball team, and is also an honor student. When he is not in school, he is active in the youth ministry at his church, and also does street ministry in Seattle.
During his time as a page, Taylor attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. He also learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus, and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff.
His time at the Capitol culminated with the presentation of his mock bill, which would require wooden bats to be used at the high school level for the safety of the players.
Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page Program. Students spend a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program.
To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor, be between the ages of 14 and 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school.Related Links
(Date Posted 3/2/2015)
Congratulations to our Special Olympics Basketball Team for winning the state tournament! Coaches are Nate Satori and Scotti Crump. Go Highclimbers!!
Winter Athletic State Playoff Results
(Date Posted 2/27/2015)
The Highclimber’s post-season ended well this year with the Special Olympics Basketball Team winning the State Championships and Girls Wrestling receiving the “3A Academic State Champions” award. Other results include:
Wrestling: Beni Olivas placed 6th; Colton Paller was 8th.
Swimming: Harrison MacAlevy placed 3rd in 50 free (new school record) and 8th in the 100 butterfly. In the 200 free relay, the team placed 12th with Harrison MacAlevy, Levi Vance, Alec Brown-Garcia, and Ryan Taylor.
Diving: Jon Netzel placed 3rd; Troy Krumpols placed 7th; and, Zach Netzel placed 12th.
Many outstanding performances and achievements we can all be proud of! Way to go, coaches and athletes!
School Calendar Set for 2015-16 School Year
(Date Posted 2/25/2015)
The school board adopted the 2015-2016 school calendar at their meeting on February 24th. You can view the new calendar and other calendars at the following web locations:
Training Offered for Families of Special Needs Students
(Date Posted 2/19/2015)
Parent and Guardians of Special Needs student(s) are invited to participate in Sharing Strategies a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training program on Monday, March 9, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Elementary library. Evergreen Elementary is located at 900 W Franklin St. Registration is required for this event, space is limited. For more information about Sharing Strategies and/or to register for this event call Special Services at 360-426-2151.
SHS Swimming Pool to Close July 1, 2015
(Date Posted 2/11/2015)
The School Board asked Superintendent Jarvis to research the swimming pool and make a recommendation to the board regarding what should be done with the swimming pool. At the School Board meeting last night Superintendent Jarvis presented his findings and made the recommendation to close the swimming pool. The board voted to close the pool by a 4-1 vote.
Superintendent Jarvis’s research and basis for his recommendation are available online at: https://www.sheltonschools.org/News%20Attachments/PoolRecommendation.pdf
“A Really Big Shoe” Benefit Concert of Homeless and Needy Students
(Date Posted 1/23/2015)
Entertainment Explosion is presenting their 9th Annual “A Really Big Shoe 9” concert on Sunday, March 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia. Tickets range from $10-$20, depending on seating. The theme this year is “Rockin’ to the Jukebox – 1950-1985.” The concert benefits homeless and needy kids in eight school districts in the South Sound. For more information and to buy tickets, visit their website: http://entertainmentexplosion.org
Educational Funding and the 2015 Legislative Session
(Date Posted 1/13/2015)
The 2015 Legislative Session could be one of the most challenging in decades. The reason is education funding.
The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has created materials (including a short video) that explain the basics of education funding and the State Supreme Court case McCleary v. State of Washington: http://www.k12.wa.us/LegisGov/Session2015.aspx. If you have any questions or comments about the documents, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.