Alumni Banquet 2015

Stevenson High School Alumni Banquet 2015

 

          
On Saturday, June 27, the Stevenson High School Alumni Association held their 50th annual banquet. Alumni and guests were present to celebrate the anniversary of their graduation from Stevenson High School. The class of 1965 were the honored guests at their 50th year reunion. There were also several alums from the class of 1945 celebrating an amazing 70 years.


     
The Stevenson High School Alumni Association Banquet is a wonderful way for SHS grads to reconnect with former classmates. The banquet also helps to raise funds for the Alumni Scholarship. This year, Savannah O'Mahoney and Jace Hogg received scholarships to attend college in the fall.


Many dedicated people volunteer their time to help make this dinner and fund raiser a success.  Stevenson High School would like to thank the Alumni Association for support our students!

For more information visit, http://stevensonalumni.org/

 

Have a Great Summer!

School will resume Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015


This has been a wonderful year and we are looking forward to making 2015-2016 even better!

Dates to remember this summer:

  • June 22 Summer School begins
  • August 12 Free sports physicals will be available at SHS/WRMS from 8:00am to noon.
  • August 12 Office reopens, 8:00am-3:00pm.
  • August 19 New student orientation for incoming 7th graders, 9th graders, and those
  • new to the district. Time to be announced.
  • SHS Football practice begins.
  • August 24 SHS and WRMS athletics begin.
  • August 26-28 Counselors office open for new student registration.
  • August 31 New Student Orientation, 5:30pm. Open House - meet teachers, pay fees, and sign-up for lockers, 6:00pm.
  • September 2 First Day of School!

We know back to school sales start in July and want families to have the opportunity to get the best deals.  Below is a list of supplies students should have on the first day of school.

Big Binder Contents (required for all students):

  • 4 inch, 3 ring binder
  • 6 dividers with tabs
  • Zipper pouch to hold supplies
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • 12 spiral notebooks or composition books, most students use 2 per class
  • Filler paper
  • Eraser
  • Highlighters (at least 2 colors)
  • Tape
  • 6 Glue Sticks
  • Colored Pencils (12 colors)
  • Graph paper (math classes)


Individual Class Requirements:

  • ALL Freshman: 3” binder for 4-year ADVO portfolio, 1 box of sheet protectors (3 hole punched, clear, 8 ½” x 11”)
  • Physical Education: A towel, sweats or shorts, a tee shirt, long-sleeve or sweat shirt, rain jacket, deodorant, and athletic shoes that will not leave marks on the gym floor.
  • Band: Essential Elements 2000, Book 2 (for your specific instrument), and a band instrument.
  • English: sticky notes, and a USB flash drive (SHS)
  • Spanish (SHS): 5 tabbed dividers
  • History (SHS): 500 – 3x5” notecards, 2 post-its, sticky tabs
  • Integrated Math 1 or 2: Scientific calculator ruler, protractor, compass, (*2 comp books preferred over spiral)
  • Integrated Math 3: 4 -AAA batteries, TI-84 calculator (optional), (*2 comp books preferred over spiral)
  • Science: Ruler, Scientific calculator, sticky tabs, (*2 comp books preferred over spiral)
  • Food Production (SHS): $10 lab fee

If it is a hardship for your family to provide your student with these supplies, please do not hesitate to contact the school office at (509) 427-5631.

Student School Board Rep

2015/2016 School Board Rep, Ari Morris


On the June 11, 2015 School Board meeting, Arianna Morris was sworn in as the new Student Representative to the Board.  Ari will represent the point of view of students and inform the Board of activities, events, and issues that are important to the students of our schools.

Congratulations Class of 2015!

Wishing the Class of 2015 Success and Happiness in Their Future!


                    

 

Walk A Mile

Stepping in Someone's Shoes


The Walk A Mile class had a very successful spring.  This class is taught by Becky Harmening as an English Elective that allows students to explore social relationships with different groups of people while exploring their own identity.  The class emphasizes understanding others personal experiences and developing empathy.


                              

Students started out in the semester long class visiting our community's elders at Rock Cove.  They learned about some amazing life experiences and developed a deeper understand of history through the eyes of those who experienced it.


          

Towards the end of the semester, students created a Person Code, in which they identified what beliefs are most important to them and what principals center their lives (see first picture).  They also spent a day in the big city, visiting the Janus Homeless Shelter for Teens in Portland, a 60 bed facility that is beyond capacity every night.  On that same day, they also were able to Tour the "Real.Life.Exibit" hosted by Medical Teams International in Tigard.   What they saw on this trip was life changing and opened their eyes to what others experience.    

 

The Last Few Days for Seniors

Graduation is Saturday, June 6th at 2:00pm


Weather permitting, graduation will be outside this year.  Current forecasts show highs of 95 degrees, but Gorge weather can change quickly.  Should graduation be outside, please send ice water with your Senior to graduation.

 

Below are some important dates and reminders for Seniors:

 

Wednesday, June 3:

All course work should be completed for final grades.  All credits must be accounted for in order to graduate.

Fines need to be paid in the office.  Students will not receive their diploma or official transcripts until fines have been paid.

 

Thursday, June 4:
MANDATORY GRADUATION PRACTICE at 8:30 a.m. in the gym. If you do not practice, you will not walk at graduation!!
**Pioneer cap & gown photo will be taken at 9:30 a.m. Bring your cap & gown for the picture. Make sure the gown is ironed!
**Senior Lunch in the gym around 10:30.
**Senior Walk following their lunch, just prior to high school lunch.  Schedule will be posted in the bulletin.
**Cap & gown pictures will be taken from 10:00-11:30 A.M. upstairs in the loft. Please take care of this as soon as you can. A price list is available in the office.

 

Thursday, June 4:
**Senior Awards & Scholarship Dessert Banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Nice attire is suggested. Your families are welcome to share this evening. The senior slide show will be shown during dessert at the beginning of the evening. Each family is asked to bring a dessert large enough to share. There will also be a display of memory boards for those families who would like to participate.

 

Friday June 5:
**No Classes for seniors. Are your fines taken care of?

 

Saturday, June 6:
**GRADUATION at 2:00 p.m. Be in the cafeteria no later than 1:00 p.m.
 

 

Explorer Club: Community Clean Up!

Student Leaders Making a Difference


                   

 

On Wednesday, May 27th, members of the SHS Explorer Club cleaned up an area by the high school in an effort to perform community service and learn about building character. The SHS Explorer Club is open to all students at SHS. The Sheriff's Explorer Program has many of the same members. The Sheriff's Explorer Program is sponsored by the Skamania County Sheriff's Office and Boy Scouts of America/ Learning for Life. Pictures attached.

Present were Braden Hegewald, Jesse Aguiar, Cristobal Aguiar, and Deputy Christian Lyle
 

Lewis & Clark 2015

5 Days and 140 Miles: Strength Tested and Memories Made

 

Approximately 60 students have spent the year preparing for the adventure of a lifetime.  The Lewis & Clark class began over 10 years ago and takes Juniors and Seniors on an incredible journey of learning and physical tests every other year.  During the first semester, student research the 1804 trip the Corps of Discovery under took after the U.S. finalized the Louisiana Purchase.  To demonstrate their learning, students created children's books that were read to the students at Stevenson Elementary.


                                

Second semester the physical preparations began.  Students participated in P90X and other athletic games to build stamina and endurance.  They also learn about kayaking and water safety by doing several training sessions in the Stevenson Mill Pond and longer paddles from Home Valley to Stevenson in addition to a hike up Hamilton Mountain.

 

On May 23rd all their hard work was put to the test as they launched from Beacon Rock.  Continue reading and visit our Facebook page to see more of their adventure!

K103 Educator of the Week: Scott Midland

Scott Midland is honored with K103's Educator of the Week, May 22nd, 2015!

 

Career and Technical Education instructor, Scott Midland was nominated by SHS teacher Suz Clark-Bennett this winter after Scott helped to save the life of a student who had stopped breathing.  In her nomination, Mrs. Clark-Bennett wrote, "Scott’s medical training kicked in as he performed CPR on the student, sent a student for assistance from a neighboring teacher and brought him back to life on Tuesday. In my opinion, this heroic moment is above and beyond the call of duty for a public school teacher."

 

Bill LaCombe also helped provide K103 information that honors Scott as their Educator of the Week.  Mr. LaCombe wrote in his biography of Scott, "At Stevenson High School we currently [two years ago] had a long term Auto/metal instructor. Two days before school started he resigned. My principal called me in and said… “best case scenario… who can do this job?” I left our meeting and crawled under a car at Midway Automotive! He asked me what was up… and I asked him to be a teacher.  The rest is history!!! To this date he is an amazing teacher. He has changed kids’ lives!"

 

To view K103's full story go to:  http://www.k103.com/onair/educator-of-the-week-45959/scott-midland-may-22nd-2015-13605373

 

Stand Up for Teens

Three SHS students who participated in a Statewide Prevention Services Competition for youth.

 

In February, One Prevention Alliance Community Coalition sponsored the Stand Up 4 Teens-Standing Up For What’s Right-Healthy Youth Summit. This event was a big success, due mainly to the work of the SU4T Youth Planning Team of: Justin Brown, Kortney Davis, Jace Hogg, Natalie Johnson, Ally Macnab, Leah Mobley, Savanna O’Mahoney, Christel Pat, Chevy Peschl, Jordan Rodriguez and Braeden Waymire, all SHS students.

On May 13 & 14, three SU4T Youth Team Members, Kortney Davis, Christel Pat & Chevy Peschl, participated at the Washington State Spring Youth Forum at Grand Mound, WA representing the entire SU4T Youth Team. This was in recognition of SU4T’s efforts over the last year. SU4T was one of just 41 teams awarded the opportunity to participate in the Washington State Spring Youth Forum.

These 3 students did a wonderful job in their presentation and reached the finals along with 6 other teams. The competition was very close, and in the end, our team finished in the top 7 of 41 teams. Approximately 250 students from across Washington State participated in this event. The SU4T Team was one of the smallest teams, but this made no difference, they were recognized and awarded for their great work.

One Prevention Alliance and The Skamania County Sheriff’s Office are very proud of the SU4T Youth Team, and especially proud of Kortney Davis, Christel Pat and Chevy Peschl.

 

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Mission

The mission of Stevenson High School is:

  • To expect, encourage, and empower students and staff to achieve personal and educational excellence.

  • To foster responsible contributing citizens.

  • To provide a safe and healthy environment where learning and individuals are respected and valued.