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Sammamish Leads is a summer program at Sammamish High School that aims to prepare students for college and careers with an emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professions and 21st century skills. This seven-day intensive program provides opportunities for students to engage in problem-based learning alongside teachers and industry professionals. The problems students endeavor to solve are similar to those that professionals face in their daily work. During Sammamish Leads, students research, access experts, and work collaboratively to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle a problem.
In addition to the problem-based learning, students can elect to explore the college application process, learn about the experience of college through the eyes of recent Sammamish graduates, and develop study skills through a series of self-selected workshops.
Program dates: August 17-25. More information and FAQs found here
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Principal news letter
Sammamish in the News: There have been several recent examples of the amazing work that teachers and students are doing at Sammamish. I hope you'll check them out. All of the videos are relatively short.
This video features Karissa Stay's classroom with a focus on PBL and OneNote.
As you will likely recall, Elayne Grueber received the Symetra Heroes in the classroom grant last August. On Friday her Engineering proposal received the Symetra MVP award which will provide $10,000 to support our Engineering programs. Please join me in congratulating Elayne and her students.
On March 11th, a team of Microsoft Executives including the CEO Satya Nadella visited Sammamish to learn how we are using technology and what would help us to be even more effective in our classrooms. He shared his positive impression of the teaching and learning at Sammamish to his 400,000 followers via Twitter. One of the highlights of this visit was the student and teacher panel that featured Tiana Graham, Daniel Chung, Sophia Lowe Hines and Jasmine Kim. The teachers involved in this panel were Keith Onstot, Mary Takle and Karissa Stay. The opinions and thoughts of our students and teachers captured the attention of the executive team for over an hour.
Rob Hallock, Kim Herzog, Suzanne Reeve and Adrienne Dickinson applied for and were accepted to participate in a Teacher Leadership Conference in January. This is a video that captures the focus of the conference. This is the full video of Adrienne's interview.
During the week of March 15th, there was an article written in the Bellevue Reporter which focused on Sammamish and the impact that PBL has had on student learning. Bill Palmer spent significant time with Josh Stilts the reporter.
These are just some of the examples of the amazing things that happen at Sammamish every day. Thank you!
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