The Board of Directors elected Julie Dean, President, and Al Schreiber, Vice President, during their annual reorganization, at the December 6, 2016, Regular Board Meeting. Julie Dean was appointed to the Board in August of 2007 and elected to a four-year term in November 2007, she was serving as the Vice President. Al Schreiber was elected to a four-year term in November 2013.
Board members thanked Ken Christoferson for his many years serving as board president since 2013.
The Stanwood-Camano community is invited to an informational meeting at Stanwood High School to learn more about the February 14, 2017, bond proposal. The project architect and district staff will present information.
Where: Stanwood High School Library
7400 272nd St. NW, Stanwood
When: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Review project details
- Tax rates
- Project timelines
- Questions and Answers
- Tours of current facilities
At the November 15th board meeting the Board of Directors recognized employees Judi Brown, Classified Employee of the Month for October and Brian May as the Teacher of the Month for October. Ms. Brown works at Stanwood Elementary in the support center and was nominated for the award by Patty Maynick, who read her nomination. Mr. May teaches history and social studies at Stanwood Middle School, and was nominated by Cammy Carlson, Sam Smothermon and students Jackson Houston and Dominick Maxwell. Congratulations to our employees!
The awards are sponsored by Umpqua Bank in partnership with Dos Reales and Stanwood Cinemas.
If you would like to nominate a teacher or classified employee (food services, bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, paraeducators, maintenance/grounds staff) please complete the nomination form by November 30th.
Congratulations to Chris Oldow (left), Lead Custodian, at Twin City Elementary and Audrie Harrington (right),Language Arts/LeadershipTeacher, at Port Susan Middle School, for being selected as the employees of the month for September.
The Board of Directors recognized Chris and Audrie at the October 18th Board Meeting. The Classified Employee of the Month and Teacher of the Month awards are sponsored by Umpqua Bank in partnership with Dos Reales and Stanwood Cinemas.
To nominate an employee for the month of October, click on the following link: Employee Nomination
Next year’s entering 9th graders, graduating Class of 2021, will have new graduation requirements
In 2014 the Washington State Board of Education updated the graduation requirements as per Senate Bill 6552. One of the requirements was that students graduating from Washington State high schools must graduate with 24 credits. The Stanwood-Camano School District applied for a two-year waiver for these graduation requirements in order to study best possible ways to implement the 24 credit requirement.
Community Suicide Awareness Night - November 2, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Stanwood High School Performing Arts Center (PAC).
Last Fall, our district hosted a suicide awareness and resource night for parents and community members. On November 2 the focus will be on helping communities understand and respond to suicide, featuring Joanne L. Harpel, MPhil, JD, an expert on suicide grief, bereavement, and postvention response. She has 20+ years' experience providing guidance and training to individuals, families, schools/colleges, faith communities and workplaces coping with suicide.
High School administrators were informed today about nationwide stories regarding "clown threats." USA Today, The New York Times, and NBC News all reported stories from various states who are experiencing clown hoaxes. Stanwood youth have begun participating in the social media blitz. The Stanwood-Camano School District is working with the Stanwood Police Department who is also aware of the social media postings.
Anytime we receive reports concerning safety of students or staff - even if they are only implied - we adhere to school and district protocol, which includes determining the source and validity of the message. The Stanwood Police Department does not believe there is any specific information indicating risk to staff or students. Similar postings have been reported at neighboring districts in Snohomish County and throughout the state.
Our priortiy is, as always, the physical and emotional safety of students and staff. We also want to let parents know that the district is aware of the social media posts and that we will maintain communication with parents of any developments in the story.
Anytime you see anyone doing anything criminal or suspicious, whether they are dressed as a clown or not, you should call 911. If students or parents have information that may be perceived as threatening, they are encouraged to call the Stanwood Police Department or talk to their school administrator.