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Principal's Message 1/20/23



    Our Winter season is past the halfway point, with postseason action coming in early February.  Here's a quick look at how our teams are doing.


    Undefeated and tied for 1st in Wesco South division

    - Peter Grimm, Max Rutledge and Joseph Martinez have all won individual tournaments this season.  Avi Wylen, freshman, strong, up-and-coming wrestler

    - Peter Grimm Leads the team in pins. Joseph Martinez has the best overall record at 20 wins 4 losses


    GYMNASTICS - top performers:

    - Olivia Powell

    - Berkley Gorre - recently set the school record in the Uneven Bars



    - Sean Neils has made a state qualifying time in the 100 FR and is just .01 away from having the fastest 100 FR time recorded in AAA this year.

    - Liam Muilenburg has made a state qualifying time in the 500 FR and is the 2nd fastest time recorded this year in the 500 FR

    - The boys are undefeated and looking good to repeat as District and Wesco League champs, but a strong Shorewood team stands in the way of this.  



    - 8-4 overall, 6-2 in Wesco, 6th place but only 1.5 games out of 1st place

    Top performers with season averages:

    Keaine Silimon, 15 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals 

    Parker Baumann, 24 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks

    Top defender - Keaine Silimon 



    - 6-6 record overall

    Leading scorer: Cassie Chesnut, 11.1 PPG

    Leading assists: Jocelyn Wirch, 5.4 APG

    Defensive MVP: Jocelyn Shea

    Most improved through the season: Magnolia Ensign

    Leading Rebounder: Cassie C. 



    Athletic Director




    While the staff is completing this semester and getting ready for the next one, PTSA will offer a quick grab-n-go snack station with individually-wrapped chips and drinks for the Staff Work Day on January 30. Please consider signing up for one or more slots to donate these items. Your student can bring in items January 23 - 27 during school hours and drop them off on a cart in the main office. Thank you for supporting our fantastic staff!  Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/spEjnRE


    Find resources for mental health support: https://www.shorelinepta.org/resource-list.html


    The Senior Spree Committee is selling Brown Bear Car Wash tickets at the Ballinger Thriftway on Sunday, January 22 and 29. We know your car is dirty - come get your car wash tickets! We are still looking for student volunteers to help with this! Hours worked on January 22 will count for first semester for National Honor Society (permission granted by Ms. Hinman!) Hours worked on January 29 will count for second semester. We’re also looking for parents of Seniors to help with volunteering both days! Thank you for your support and help!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d48aaac23a3f49-thriftway#/ 


    BUY SENIOR SPREE TICKETS NOW:  http://www.shorecrestseniorspree.com

    Senior Spree is an all-night party the evening following the graduation ceremony. This party is a fun, memorable, and chaperoned event where students participate in a variety of activities, eat great food, and spend one celebratory night with their fellow classmates and friends at a secret location!


    Our next PTSA meeting is on January 24, at 7:00 pm in the Shorecrest library. 




    Shorecrest is hosting a Food Drive benefiting our neighbors via the North Helpline Food Bank. Non-perishable items will be collected in Highlander Homes the week of January 23 - 27 and the top Highlander Home classes will earn a Rootbeer Float & Popcorn party. We are also collecting food that Saturday at the January 28 Hoop-a-Palooza basketball games (hosted this year at Shorewood). This is a Shorecrest and Shorewood joint project and we hope everyone is able to pitch in for our community! Top items: Canned vegetables, fruit soups and meals, peanut butter, brown rice, whole grain pasta, nuts, instant oatmeal, granola bars and any easy-to prepare high protein foods

    Hey Scots, Hoop-a-Palooza is Saturday, January 28, in the Shorewood Gym. It is a full day of basketball against Shorewood starting at 10:30 am and culminating at 5:00 pm with the girls varsity game and 7:00 pm with the boys varsity game.

    We will also be collecting non-perishable food donations for our community via North Helpline Food Bank. Please come join us to cheer on your Scots ballers and bring a food donation! 



    Students are invited to attend Race & Equity 101, a training session that is designed to help give students the language, tools, and understanding needed to have courageous conversations related to race and equity. This is a school field trip to during the day on Friday, February 3, in the SC Library. This does not count as an absence because you are still in school. You will need to make up any missed classwork though. All students are welcome to attend, but space is limited and sign ups end on Friday, January 27. We will send you a field trip form about a week prior to the training based on this sign up form. Questions? Talk to any staff member on the Race & Equity Team: Ms. Steward, Ms. Clark, Mr. Carlos, Mr. Will, Mr. Grieve, Ms. Arnold, Ms. McManus, or Ms. Phillips. Students may sign up here (login with your ssd412 email): Google Form Link: https://forms.gle/JQwKEvfLuTQUoJ4z7


    Guest Pass Applications for the Shorecrest Winter Dance are available now. Students may bring one guest to the Winter Dance hosted by DECA on February 4, 2023. Guest pass applications are available outside room 139 or at this link. Guest pass applications are due one week prior to the dance, on Thursday, January 26, @ 2:45 pm. Please visit or email Ms. Phillips if you have any questions: johanna.phillips@ssd412.org 


    Thank you so much for your support of Future Scots Night was a huge success! We sincerely appreciate everyone who showed up and pitched in to make it a great night. Events like these reinforce our eastside community bonds. The picture from the Halftime Game at Future Scots night is below.


    Seeking Parent Volunteers

    Can you help? The Winter Formal Dance is an annual tradition at Shorecrest (from before COVID) that the DECA club is bringing back as both a fundraiser, but also the practice of managing an event for our business students. We think this formal event will be a great place for our school community to come together! Please fill out the Parent Volunteer form if you're available and interested.

    WHEN: Saturday, February 4

    WHERE: Shorecrest HS, The Commons

    TIME: 6:30 - 11:00 pm (dance runs 7:00 - 10:00 pm)

    TASKS: We would like parents to help with coat check, passing out pizza, making sure drink stations are clean and filled with water, and then all-hands on deck to break down the dance and reset the cafeteria tables from 10:00 -11:00 pm

    Sign Up Here. Thank you for your support!


    The week of January 23 - 27 is Red Zone Week:

    *RED ZONE = the 5 days before semester exams + exam days

    To allow maximum class time for students before semester exams:

    • no field trips will be scheduled

    • students will be called out of class only in emergency situations


    Winter Formal Tickets are now on sale! Step into a starry night on Saturday, February 4, starting at 7:00 pm right here at Shorecrest. Tickets are $12 with ASB and $14 without ASB and can be purchased at the ASB window in the Commons.


    HOSA is currently accepting submissions for a mental health related art contest. You can submit any form of art you can think of, as long as it relates back to what mental health means to you! All submissions will be reviewed anonymously and will be accepted until January 31. The winners will receive a prize! Follow @schsmentalhealthawareness on instagram and click the link in their bio to submit, or visit this link.


    Hello Shorecrest! Fashion Club is having a Thrift Night on February 7 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. This event will be a fundraiser for the class of 2023. At Thrift Night, students can shop in the commons, with items divided by price. We are accepting gently used clothing and accessories from now until February 7. Drop off donations to the boxes in the Main Office! Hope to see you there!



    The Tardy Makeup Session this Wednesday, January 25, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Shorecrest library is only open for winter sport athletes. (1 hr = 5 tardies, 2 hrs = 10 tardies).  


    Tardies cannot be excused by parents unless they were due to a medical appointment. Tardy counts for each individual student return to zero at the start of each semester. As a school, we want students to know and learn the value of being on time, the expectation of being ready to engage, and of honoring the professional relationship between teacher and student.



    ATTENTION* Application for 2023 President's Volunteer Service Award - The Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is a national honor offered in recognition of sustained volunteer service. The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes hours served over a 12-month period. Please check out the College & Career Page for more information. Deadline: February 10, 2023

    February 14 - Junior Prep: College & Career Planning workshop. Hey Juniors! With the success of the first Junior Prep Workshop, we are hosting another session of Junior Prep! Are you wondering about steps to prepare after college or a potential career? Join us at the SC College & Career Center for tips and tricks to get you ready for senior year! Lunch @ the College & Career Center 


    February 15  – *SAVE THE DATE* Community and Technical College Night. Join us as we explore programs and pathways from our community, technical and vocational partners.


    College & Career Visits

    Time: HiHo

    Location: College & Career Center

    Jan 23


    Visual Communications Technology


    Jan 24




    Jan 26


    Clinical Lab Tech & Phlebotomy Tech pathways.

    Edmonds College

    Jan 31


    Networking Infrastructure Program


    Feb 2


    Seattle Culinary

    Seattle Central

    Feb 7


    Early Child



    Upcoming Events: 

    1/25, 2/8, or 2/15  Info Sessions for Teens in Public Service Summer Program. Attend to find out more about this PAID local internship program. 

    1/21  Job Fair at Sky Nursery. One of our local employers will be hiring in 2023. 

    2/3  UW Seattle Rising SEAs Conference for students with a connection to Southeast Asia who are interested in applying to UW Seattle. 

    2/4  College is Possible College Bound Resource Fair for people with disabilities who aspire to become college students and their families. Both in-person and virtual events planned. 

    2/11  Young, Gifted, and Black @ UW Seattle. This is always a popular event in the UW Seattle series of conferences for prospective students. Sign up early before they run out of space! 

    2/16  Gap Year Fair @ Roosevelt High School. Attend to learn more about gap year options; there are hundreds of possibilities! 

    3/17  Native American Student Day @ UW Seattle for American Indian/ Alaska Native high school students interested in attending UW Seattle.


    Seniors! Check out scholarship opportunities:

    For more information on scholarships and grant opportunities please go to the College & Career web page and/or go to CANVAS and Naviance! 


     For more information on upcoming events or questions, please contact Mr. Orallo – mario.orallo@ssd412.org



    COVID Health & Safety Information
    Here is a link to the District's webpage with updated COVID safety measures.

    How to Arrange Early Dismissals
    If your student needs an early dismissal for an appointment or other such reason, please notify our attendance office in advance by emailing sc.attendance@ssd412.org. We would like to know of the early dismissal at least one day in advance so we can prepare a pass to give to the student. When you arrive to pick up your child without prior notice, please know it will take more time for us to locate your student (oftentimes PE classes are on the field or on a walk) and have them meet you. If you would like to call, the Attendance Office phone is 206.393.4294

    Visitors/Families on Campus
    Anyone coming to school is asked to please check in with the Main Office when you enter the building.

    Student Drop Off and Pick Up
    We need your help. With the increased number of students being dropped off or picked up at Shorecrest, we need families to use the North Parking Loop (behind the theater building) and to follow the directions on our signage. Please DO NOT turn left out of our parking lot as it will back up traffic. Please turn RIGHT only. Please watch for student pedestrians. Please go slow and drive safely. Please be patient.


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