Principal's Message 6/11/21

  • Dear Shorecrest Families,

    The last day of school has arrived for the Class of 2021. We could not be prouder of this group of young people and all they have overcome and faced with good humor, compassion, and care. They are a tenacious, tight bunch and they have taken care of each other. Thank you, Class of 2021! 

    Our wonderful SCNN team put together a Tribute to the Class of 2021 that was shown yesterday during Highlander Home. Here is the link for you to enjoy at home.

    Next week, we are wrapping up the school year for ALL grades and there a couple important last things to do to close things out:

    - Check to be sure all is turned in and that your student is in good standing in all classes (i.e. passing)

    - Turn in all school materials (textbooks, library books, calculators, school uniforms, hot spots, etc.) by June 18 at the latest

    - Clear any fees/fines (check Family Access for information)

    Note:  Students in grades 9-11 will KEEP their CHROMEBOOKS, chargers, etc. over the summer. Do not turn these in. 

    As we come down to the last week of school for all Shorecrest students, we wish to take a moment to recognize the tremendous capacity of our young people to adapt, to face challenges, to support one another, and to grow as students and humans. And, we thank YOU, our families for all you have done to stand beside your student(s), to guide, encourage, and love them unconditionally. Our village was not within hands reach but the presence of the village was felt. It is no small feat to raise these amazing humans you offer us, in person and on zoom, day in and day out. We know we are lucky at Shorecrest to work with the students we have and we are grateful to you for sharing them with us. 

    Thank you, Shorecrest Families. We appreciate you!

    Go Scots! 

    Lisa Gonzalez, Principal 

     

    June 17:  Last Day of In-Person Classes

    In-Person Students Grades 9, 10, 11 Materials/Supplies Returned to SC (Textbooks, Library Books, etc.) during school day

    Remote Students Grades 9, 10, 11 Materials/Supplies Returned to SC via Drive Thru Drop Off in North Lot from 11 am to 12:15 pm

    Yearbooks:  Any yearbooks still needing to be picked up will be distributed during Drive Thru Drop Off in North Lot from 11 am to 12:15 pm

    June 18: This is a REMOTE LEARNING DAY for ALL students in grades 9,10, and 11; Students will log into Highlander Home via Highlander Home Teacher’s Zoom Link for Attendance; Students will then attend a school-wide webinar/end of year assembly via Zoom. Here is the Zoom Log-In Info:

    Please click this link to join the webinar.

    Passcode: Scots

     

    International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbM3EFCiWe

     


    Grad Info

     


    Book Recs for Equity and Understanding

    Summer reading is a way to refresh and restore oneself through reading favorite types of stories and non-fiction like cookbooks or travel books. Summer reading also provides an opportunity to delve into works that require time for focused study and reflection—college level reading. Such a book is White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color by Ruby Hamad. It is a book that I look forward to reading sections of again this summer. It is a difficult read both in its density of content and its challenge to my understanding of white women within white supremacist societies. White Tears/Brown Scars has done more to shake my understanding of racism than any other single book that I have read. It is a transformative work of historical and cultural criticism.

    White Tears/Brown Scars provides responses to questions I hadn’t fully formed in my mind, but are necessary questions to understand our history of racism. It puts American racism within a global context of settler colonialism and patriarchy. It is built upon Edward Said’s Orientalism in its critique of racism within the context of Western imperialism. White Tears/Brown Scars is a natural next read to Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility and Ibram Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning (and also Kendi and Jason Reynold’s Stamped). I strongly recommend White Tears/Brown Scars if you are ready to have your understanding of white women and women of color challenged by putting American racism within an historical and global context.

    I am trying to wrap my mind around the fairly recent concept of settler colonialism vs. immigration. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s Not a Nation of Immigrants: Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion will be released on August 24th. Dunbar-Ortiz wrote An Indigenous People’s History of the United States. I grew up with the idea of America as a land of immigrants (and enslaved peoples) and I am looking forward to having my beliefs challenged so I can better understand our history.

      
     

    Shorecrest Art Expo in the SPOTLIGHT

    Do you know that Shorecrest has a huge annual art show that is amazing called the Art Expo? This year it is virtual. Take a look at some of the artwork made by Shorecrest artists. All you need to do is go to the SC website and you will find the link at the top of the page. Enjoy!

     


    Congratulations to these Amazing Award Winners

    Please congratulate the following seniors on being selected by the Shorecrest Staff for these prestigious end of the year, annual Shorecrest awards. The Ross Hansen Award for seniors who exemplify his striving for academic excellence and his love of athletic experiences: Ana Scott & Gabe Nelson. And the Steven Hellwig Award for seniors who demonstrate the following characteristics: loyalty, service, responsibility, perseverance, friendliness, and optimism: Fal Iyoab and Skye Gearhart.

      


    Welcome the New SC Ambassadors

    Shorecrest has new Ambassadors! Please congratulate these wonderful new people: Lyla Higgins, Ella Richardson, Claire Beaumont, Sofia Vila Vignali, Sydney Somers, Samia Ahmed, Liya Ogbatsion, Brian Toledo-Fischer, Annabelle Broweleit, Izabel Dizon, and Megan McMullen! Ambassadors play an important role in the Shorecrest Community. They are leaders who are often times the first faces that are seen by new students and families coming to Shorecrest for the first time. Student Ambassadors interview for their positions and these wonderful students passed with flying colors!! WOO HOO!!!  

      


    Thanks to an anonymous donor every senior who wanted one, got one!

    a  

     


    Mod Pizza for the Class of 2023

    Celebrate the start of summer with pizza! On June 17, class of 2023 is hosting a fundraiser at MOD in Lake Forest Park Town Center. Simply mention that you are with Shorecrest 2023 before paying for your order, and a percentage of proceeds will go to the Class of 2023! 

    a
     

    2023 Breaking News...Hip Hop Wins State Title!

    Congratulations to the coaches and team - listed below - on yet another state championship, and an extra shout-out to Rex who truly goes out on top of the Hip Hop world here in Washington. Best wishes in your retirement from all of us!

    Here’s a link to see their performance.

    Varsity coaches:

    Rex Kinney (Head Coach)

    Kirsten Kinney

    Kevin Chhhoom

    Advisor: Kim Wiley

    Team members: Jia Almquist, Julienne Asuncion, Grace Day, Kalea Durfee, Ruby Hoyt, Maria Lazarou, Mila Misic, Saphiah Montanez, Mellot Samuel, Angie Shih, Ellie Sidler, May Sy, Joelle Taganna, Allysa Villar

     


    Physical Poetry Mixtape Show Premieres Friday, June 11

    Shorecrest High School’s 10-Time State and 4-Time National Champion hip hop dance team brings the 14th Annual PHYSICAL POETRY straight to you this year on your YOUTUBE CHANNEL. This show will be available at no cost but donations are encouraged!

    PHYSICAL POETRY consistently delivers exciting pieces and dancers to an always sold-out crowd. Professional dance companies from the greater Seattle area highlight the weekend's agenda. Exciting, heart-stopping, foot-stomping dance forms including hip hop, jazz, lyrical, modern, traditional folkloric Mexican dance, tap and many others, guarantee to keep attendees on the edge of their seats anticipating more.

    WATCH ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://tinyurl.com/schiphopTV (subscribe!)

    SUPPORT/DONATIONS: https://supportschiphop.bpt.me/

    Please consider donating the cost of a show ticket to our program! Suggested donation $15.

    We also encourage you to find out more about each of the groups we will be featuring and support them!

    a

     


    News from the Athletic Director for 2021-22
    • We look forward to much more normalcy in our athletic world next school year, with our traditional schedule and length of seasons. Here are some details for your planning purposes:
    • Fall Sports include: football, cross-country, girls soccer, boys tennis, girls swim/dive, volleyball
    • Start dates: August 18 (football) and August 23 (for all other sports)
    • Registration for Fall Sports is now open on Final Forms - Go to this link for our Athletics page https://www.shorelineschools.org/domain/692
    • Questions about the process? Reach out to our Athletic Director - alan.bruns@shorelineschools.org
    • Questions for a particular coach? Find our directory at this link:  https://www.shorelineschools.org/Page/7711

    Have a great summer!

    Alan Bruns, Athletic Director 

     


    Attention Basketball and Volleyball Players!
    • Summer open-gym practices for basketball and volleyball are starting soon.  These are entirely optional, and open to all incoming 9th graders, and current Shorecrest students. Masks are required throughout these indoor workouts. 
    • Girls Volleyball - Tuesdays and Thursdays - 7:00 - 9:30 AM - starting on June 21 (end date TBD)
    • Girls Basketball - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays - 3:30 - 5:30 PM - starting on June 14 (no workout on June 15) end date TBD
    • Boys Basketball - Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays - 1:00 - 3:00 PM - starting on June 20 (end date TBD)
    • Contact Athletic Director - Alan Bruns with questions: alan.bruns@shorelineschools.org

     


    Back to School Event Registration Now Open
    • The Back to School event provides backpacks, school supplies, socks, underwear, and hygiene products for families in the Shoreline School District who are living with a low income and/or experiencing circumstances in their life that make it challenging to prepare their children for going back to school in the fall.  
    • To register, volunteer, or donate to the event, please visit here https://www.btsconsortium.org/

     

     


    Celebrate Pride Month with Books

    Shoreline and Richmond Beach Libraries have joined with Lake Forest Park READS again this year. Join us and continue to celebrate Pride Month with a great Young Adult story!

    The House in the Cerulean Sea By TJ Klune Linus Baker follows all the rules when he investigates orphanages for magical children, but one unique orphanage leads him to reexamine his beliefs. A heartwarming story of found family and the value of looking past your assumptions. Third Place Books offers 20% off on this title June 1 through July 31. Online Author Event: TJ Klune Tuesday, July 27, 7pm Presented by Third Place Books. Registration required, https://bit.ly/33LBBW9

     
    The Shorecrest PTSA Needs YOU!
    • We need you! The Shorecrest PTSA is looking to fill two open board positions for the 2021-22 school year. If you, or someone you know, might be interested in joining the Shorecrest PTSA board next year, we would love to hear from you. Serving on the board is a great way to give back, stay connected to the school, and meet other parents and families. 
    • As of now the two open positions include Vice President and Family Services Chair. Below is a little information about each position. For more informaiton please contact Lissy Des Voigne at desvoignel@gmail.com
    • The Vice President is an elected position that serves for 2 years, first as Co-President training under and assisting the President, the second as President with a new VP / Co-President elected to serve with you. VP duties are very light and include: serving as a member of the Executive Board along with President, Secretary and Treasurer, attending monthly PTSA meetings August through June, assisting the President in planning for PTSA board and general membership meetings, assisting the President in overseeing board and committee chairs as needed, assisting the President in planning special school events like the Back to School BBQ, attending quarterly Shoreline Council meetings / superintendent meetings as available and alternating with President. President duties the following year include taking the lead on all of the above including managing the board of directors. Running the monthly board meetings and quarterly general membership meetings. Consulting with the Secretary to prepare meeting agendas. Signer on the bank account. Member of Shoreline PTA Council who attends their membership meetings (a few times each year).  Approving PTA communications. Ensuring board meets standards of affiliation, attends required trainings, and keeps legal records. 
    • The Family Services Chair at Shorecrest works in conjunction with the Shoreline PTA Council to provide support to Shoreline School District families in need. The Chair supports the Works program which conducts a monthly donation drive and the Holiday Gift Basket program. Duties include attending monthly PTSA board meetings, attending Shoreline Council meetings, communicating donation drives, serving as onsite point person at the Works and at the Holiday basket / gift drive.  
     

    Forefront Family Resources

    Forefront Family Resources

    a

     

    Counselor Corner
    • Counselors are available for appointments!  Counselors are available to discuss academic achievement, college preparation, post secondary options, and social/emotional support.  Students, please fill out this google form to request an appointment and a zoom link with your appointment time will be emailed to your k12 email.  Parents/Guardians can call the Counseling Office at (206) 393-4296 to schedule an appointment. 
    • Counselor Appointment Request
    • Check out the Virtual Counseling Office! Click around for links to resources, mindfulness, and more: Shorecrest Virtual Counseling Office

     

     

     

    ​​​​​​​

Past Principal's Messages

  • Message 5/28/21

  • Message 5/21/21

  • Message 5/14/21

  • Message 5/7/21

  • Message 4/30/21

  • Message 4/16/21

  • Message 4/9/21

  • Message 3/26/21

  • Message 3/12/21

  • Message 3/5/21

  • Message 2/26/21

  • Message 2/12/21

  • Message 2/5/21

  • Message 1/29/21

  • Message 1/22/21