With the start of school less than a month away, students and teachers are gearing up for another school year.
For Sequim Middle School and Sequim High School students, Timberwolf and Wolf Pack days help make that first day a lot less crazy.
Wolf Pack Days
Sequim High School students can prepare for the 2010-2011 school year on Thursday, Aug. 19, and Friday, Aug. 20.
Wolf Pack Days are when students can pick up schedules (if all fines are cleared), pay fees or fines, get school pictures taken (for school identification and Associated Student Body cards and yearbook), get parking permits, sign up for lockers and more.
All students, even Running Start students, are required to have a photo ID taken whether they wish to purchase school photos or not.
Seniors, juniors and sophomores are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 19. Seniors and juniors are asked to attend Wolf Pack Days from 8-11 a.m. that day, with sophomores slated for noon-3 p.m.
Freshmen are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 20. Ninth-graders with last names starting with A-K are scheduled for 8-11 a.m. while those with last names starting with L-Z are scheduled for noon-3 p.m.
Sequim High School sweatshirts are on sale during Wolf Pack days for all students and parents. Sweatshirts are $40 and are available in adult unisex sizes small through XXXL.
From 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 7, the day before school starts, Sequim High School's Link Crew members give freshmen a school orientation, showing them the campus, doing relationship-building games and more. The event starts in the gym.
For more information, call 582-3600.
On Wednesday, Aug. 25, and Thursday, Aug. 26, middle school students in all grades (6-8) pick up schedules, have their pictures taken for school identification and ASB cards, and pay for physical education class uniforms, yearbooks and any class fees.
Students also can order or pick up a Timberwolf sweatshirt.
Students with last names starting with A-K are scheduled for 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 while students with last names starting with L-Z meet from 2:30-6:30 p.m. the following day.
On Sept. 7, the day before school starts, sixth-grade students are encouraged to participate in WEB - Where Everybody Belongs, a SMS new-student orientation. The event is 7:50 a.m.-noon.
For more information, call 582-3500.
Elementary school previews
Sept. 7 is a big day at Sequim's elementary schools as well.
Greywolf Elementary School hosts an open house from 4-6 p.m. Call 582-3300 for more information.
Helen Haller Elementary School hosts an ice cream social/back-to-school night from 4-6 p.m. the same day. Call 582-3200 for more information.
ASB fundraiser: reserved parking
This fundraising drive has students picking paints for parking.
Students at Sequim High School can buy and decorate a reserved parking space in the high school's main parking lot on Sequim Avenue for the entire school year.
Parking spaces are sold to high school seniors during Wolf Pack Days (Aug. 19-20) for $25 each, including the cost of the permit.
Spaces open up to underclassmen on Monday, Aug. 23.
At the time of purchase, students also can buy a $5 ticket to celebrate the beginning of the school year with a parking space painting party and barbecue from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7.