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Dear Sammamish Football Families and Fans:
The following is a press release that we sent earlier today regarding the cancellation of our next football game against the Juanita Rebels:
Each year the Sammamish Totems look forward to our football contest with the Juanita Rebels. Regretfully, this year, as it happened in the 2014 season, Sammamish will not be able to compete against Juanita scheduled for Friday, October 2nd. The Totems have many player injuries during the first four contests of the 2015 season which decimated the depth of the team roster. As such, Sammamish is not able to compete at a safe level for all participants and determined after much deliberation that canceling the game would be in the best interest of both teams. Looking forward, we are working to determine what steps must be taken to ensure our athletes fully recover and are then cleared to play, in order to resume the season successfully. We appreciate the understanding of the Juanita Rebel players, staff, fans and community and all of the KingCo Conference schools and wish them continued success.
Todd Craig, Head Football Coach
Pat McCarthy, Athletic/Activities Director
Jeff Lowell, District Athletic Director
Tom Duenwald, Principal
Dear Sammamish Families,
It was great to see so many families at Curriculum Night last Thursday. We appreciated all of the positive energy you brought to our campus. It is hard to believe that we’ve already reached the end of September. There are few upcoming events that we’re excited to host and I wanted you to know about.
Sammamish High School’s freshman class will participate in Choose2Matter this Thursday, October 1st. Choose2Matter was founded by Angela Maiers, an educator, author and international speaker. Choose2Matter is a call-to-action that encourages students to explore what matters most to them and why, and then empowers students to act on it. All freshmen will report to their first period class on Thursday, Oct. 1st for attendance and then will proceed to the main gym for opening remarks. AVID students will lead the event with support from Angela Maiers, Microsoft engineers, Jubilee Reach volunteers, and Sammamish High School teachers and staff. The program will run until 2:30. Students may bring their lunch or may purchase lunch at the cafeteria. We look forward to supporting our phenomenal students in taking bold steps towards positive change for themselves and our community.
Super Wednesday, October 14, 2015: As part of supporting Sammamish students college and career ready students will participate in the following activities:
9th Grade Students: Take the PSAT 9
10th Grade Students: Take ACT practice test provide by the Princeton Review
11th Grade Students: Take the PSAT/NMSQT
During this time all 12th grade students will have the opportunity to attend a college admission workshop in the Sammamish Library. To learn more about PSAT testing and some changes to the administration of this year's tests, click here to visit the district's webpage. We will send more information about the logistics of Super Wednesday in early October.
At the end of last week, we had to make some adjustments to our schedule to address a few issues including balancing some overly large classes. We worked to minimize the impact but understand that these adjustments created some new challenges for teachers and students. I appreciate everyone’s efforts to make these changes as smooth as possible.
I hope everyone has a great week.
Tom Duenwald, Principal
Important upcoming Dates
Friday, October 9th - NO SCHOOL
October 11 - 17 Homecoming Week Activities Click Here for full agenda
Wednesday, October 14th - Super Wednesday testing for 9-11 graders
Saturday, October 17th- Homecoming Dance
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