(Date Posted 8/28/2015)
Dear Parents and Community:
Greetings. I hope your summer has been a time of relaxation and a time to also enjoy family and friends.
I am writing to express how grateful and excited I am to initiate my first year as Superintendent of the Shelton School District. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to serve our young people and our overall community.
From my past experience as a teacher, coach, high school principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent, I have a strong belief in people and what true collaboration can achieve. United, we can go where others only dream.
Our goal must be to continue a vision that all students will graduate with the skills and confidence to reach their hopes and dreams and in doing so not only compete on the world stage but win.
We as an educational community must continue to increase our involvement in our children’s future in order to ensure success for all. I am convinced the Shelton community has what it takes to confirm success for our students PK-12 and beyond.
I am committed 100% to achieve the very best for our children. Let’s move forward together towards a spectacular school year. I wish you the best.
Alex P. Apostle
Community Pride Night
Honoring our Students, Coaches, Parents and Community
September 3rd 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Our students would love to see the Shelton High School Stadium at capacity.
See you there.
You're Invited! “Community Pride Night” Thursday September 3rd
(Date Posted 8/11/2015)
We have much to be proud of in our community and at Shelton High School. Our student-athletes are excelling in and out of the classroom. Their coaches are committed to helping them gain the skills necessary to compete on a global front. Our community is passionate in its support for our athletic program. We want to recognize these efforts with a kickoff event at the start of each sport season. Please join us on September 3rd for a fall sports “Community Pride Night" in Highclimbers stadium from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. We hope you can come dressed in red and black to show school spirit. You will be treated to performances from our band, dance team, cheer squad and meet the athletes and coaches. It is sure to be a fun event so mark your calendar and we will see you on Thursday September 3rd at 5:30pm. Go Highclimbers!!!
Information to Start the School Year Off Right
(Date Posted 8/31/2015)
Information regarding school supply lists, lunch menus, bus schedules, school calendar, and school hours are available online. The Families section of the Shelton School District website has all this information and more. Get the information at https://www.sheltonschools.org/Families/Pages/GeneralInformation.aspx
Shelton High School Hosts First Senior Sunrise
(Date Posted 8/28/2015)
The Shelton Highclimber Class of 2016 will be the founders of a new tradition, Senior Sunrise
Senior Sunrise is a symbolic event that is a long-standing tradition in many schools across the country. The Shelton High School Class of 2016 is proud and excited to bring this tradition home and invite their entire class to come to the Shelton High School Stadium to take part in this inaugural event. Senior Sunrise is an opportunity for ALL of the senior students enrolled at Shelton High School to come together as ONE and watch the sun rise on their last year of high school, together. The event is free for Shelton High Seniors.
Seniors are invited to come to the high school early on the first day of school and gather in the stadium just before sunrise. A pancake breakfast will be provided, there will be music, a photo booth, an open mic to share messages with the class, and a station to vote on senior hoodie designs.
Bring a blanket if it's chilly, enjoy the famous Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast in the stadium with classmates, and watch the sun come up on you last, first day of high school.
The event begins at 6:15 am on the first day of school, Wednesday, September 2nd, and will end just in time for students to prepare for class. Sun or clouds, rain or shine, be there to help celebrate the beginning of the end. Let's start the year together and end the year together!
Wake up early Shelton High Seniors and help make Highclimber History!
Jennifer Deyette Named as Shelton High School Principal Beginning with the 2015-16 School Year
(Date Posted 8/28/2015)
Superintendent of Shelton School District, Dr. Alex Apostle, has named Jennifer Deyette as the principal of Shelton High School beginning with the 2015-16 school year. Wanda Berndtson, who has served as principal for the past eleven years, will be assuming the role of Director of State and Federal Programs, a position formerly held by Ms. Deyette.
The decision provides the district the opportunity to capitalize on the strengths and talents of individual staff members and the contributions they can bring to their respective roles.
Ms. Deyette is a life-long citizen of the Shelton community. She graduated from Shelton High School and later earned her Bachelor’s degree from Central University, her Master’s degree from Lesley College, and her administrative credentials from Seattle Pacific University. She began her teaching career in Shelton School District in 1993 and taught at Oakland Bay Jr. High until 2013. She served as the Interim Principal of Oakland Bay Jr. High for the 2013-14 school year, and as the Director of State and Federal Programs for the 2014-15 school year.
Ms. Deyette is excited about the opportunity to work with the Mason County community to take Shelton High School to the pinnacle of success in every facet. She will concentrate on increasing the graduation rate by focusing on school and community pride, effective instruction, reducing the drop-out rate, improving attendance, and building meaningful staff-student and school-community relationships to provide the most effective education to all students so they live successful lives.
Ms. Berndtson was a teacher for 17 years, with most of that time in the North Thurston Public Schools. She then serviced as a vice principal for one year and a school principal for six years in the Puyallup School District. In 2004, she was hired as the principal of Shelton High School and has served in that role since then.
As the Director of State and Federal Programs and District Operational Support, Ms. Berndtson will coordinate all aspects of the district’s state and federal categorical programs. In addition, her experience as a school administrator will be beneficial in providing ongoing operational support for the district in such areas as public relations/community engagement, strategic planning for facility needs, school safety, disaster preparation, and other such areas that will support the efficient and effective operations of the district.
Needed: SHS Varsity Football Chain Crew
(Date Posted 8/25/2015)
We are in need of 4 volunteers to run the chains during Highclimbers home varsity football games. If interested, please contact Jim Judson at email@example.com or call 432-2147.
Aug. 28 - Jamboree, 6:00pm
Sept. 11- Sumner, 7:00pm
Sept. 25 - Lincoln, 7:00pm
Oct. 9 - Central Kitsap, 7:00pm
Oct. 23 - Mt. Tahoma (homecoming), 7:00pm
Oct. 30 - Capital, 7:00pm
School District Naming Policy Update
(Date Posted 8/13/2015)
The first meeting for the school district naming committee has been delayed until after school starts. The purpose of the committee will be to develop a school district naming policy, a policy that will provide direction in respect to naming opportunities for school district buildings, outdoor and interior areas, etc.
If you are interested, please call or e-mail my secretary, Alison Nutt, at 426-8231 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your participation would be greatly appreciated.
Changes to the Drivers' Education Program at Shelton School District
(Date Posted 8/12/2015)
NEW! Enroll and Pay Online for Traffic Safety Education Classes will now be offered at the Oakland Bay Jr. High campus, but registration, program questions, and payments are being handled at the Educational Service District (ESD) #113.
Please look at the Informational Flyer for detailed information.
Questions? Please contact program advisor, Gerry Apple, at (360) 480-5330; or you may contact the ESD Traffic Safety Education Program Coordinator, Dan Steward. (360) 464-6868 or email@example.com
For additional information please visit the ESD website, http://esd113.org/domain/236
Revised School Calendar for 2015-16 School Year
(Date Posted 6/22/2015)
The school board approved a minor change to the 2015-16 school calendar at their June 11, 2015 meeting. Washington State has scheduled November 3-5 for HSPE testing. That schedule conflicts with the previously scheduled early release days on November 5th and 6th for conferences. Those two early release days and conferences have been moved to November 12th and 13th.
You can view the new calendar and other calendars at the following web locations: