Monthly Message                        
February 7, 2018

Hello SLHS Families,

Happy Winter Carnival! Now that the midterm testing is complete, I would like to recognize our students, faculty and staff for making the first semester a success. I’m looking forward to a great second half of the school year. I’m really excited to report that we are offering three new classes (Manufacturing, Mystery & Piano) this semester. I want to thank the faculty for their creativity and assistance. This is great news for our students! 

Some students have schedule changes due to half-year courses and they received them on Friday, January 26th. The first semester grades are now available on the SchoolTool portal. Scheduling for the 2018-2019 school year will get underway next week, beginning with our Juniors.  Please continue to discuss academic progress and course selections for next year and communicate directly with your child’s guidance counselor. 

We had a school wide assembly on Tuesday, January 30th to kick off the new semester. At the assembly we celebrated the students with perfect attendance, students who passed January Regents Exams and students participating here in the All County Festival on February 8th.  Mrs. Fox, SLCSD Superintendent also spoke at the assembly and reminded students about being respectful when posting messages or pictures on any and all social media accounts. Inappropriate, threatening or dangerous posts/pictures will not be tolerated and there will be consequences. I also reminded students that E-cigarettes/vape pens in school and on school property have the same consequences as tobacco.

On Wednesday, February 7th, a scholarship packet was given to all Seniors. The names of scholarships, scholarship criteria and type of application needed were included in this packet.  This packet is also on the SLHS website and the scholarship applications will be available in the Guidance Office. The deadline for scholarships is March 23rd. 

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), is February 5th-9th and focuses public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school districts and how students are impacted as a result of what school counselors do. Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Bluestein, Mrs. Dareff-Wenn and Mrs. Rushford are so important to the SLHS and I would like to recognize them for their hard work and contributions to our students, families and staff.

We do have some new faces at the SLHS this semester and I’d like to welcome Kendra Leonidas, who is doing her internship in the Guidance Office; Odessa Hoyt, who is student teaching with Amy Strack for Math; and Tim Richards, who is our new Driver’s Education Teacher. 

Please visit the SLHS website to stay up to date on school activities and important dates.

Sincerely,
Joshua Dann, Principal