Montesano School District

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instruction, every student, regardless of race, class,
language, or disability, can succeed. 

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JoinBeTheMatch.org

Tami Herzog, a 1982 Elma High School Graduate and a Montesano High School Counselor, has recently been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Cancer and Bone Marrow Cancer. In honor of Tami and others who are in need of a stem cell transplant, Montesano's FFCLA will be partnering with Elma's FFA to put on a Be The Match at this year's Monte vs. Elma rival football game October 27th.

Come out and watch some great football and become part of the international bone marrow registry!  https://join.bethematch.org/EastCountyTeam 

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Every 32 Minutes Program

 

On Wednesday, April 12th & Thursday, April 13th, Montesano Jr/Sr High School will be participating in the Every 32 Minutes program.

The Every 32 Minutes program is widely used among law enforcement in addressing reducing teen driving fatality and serious injury.   The Region 2 Target Zero Task Force partner with emergency responders including law, fire, aid, prosecutors, coroners, Airlift Northwest, substance prevention and 911 to bring students a firsthand look at fatality collisions.  The national statistic is every 32 minutes someone is killed by an impaired driver.  

Every 32 minutes a dispatch will go over the all school intercom of an accident involving one of the preselected students who are representing victims of traffic fatalities.  A sibling or best friend of the “victim” reads an obituary they have written live over the intercom.   Meanwhile, in the classroom paramedics place the fatal student on a stretcher and covered with a white sheet.  The student is taken to a staging area and will not return to class or have access to cell phone or social media.  This continues every 32 minutes all day.  During the day a large scale mock crash will occur outside with a massive emergency response including a Airlift helicopter.  Some families will receive a visit from law enforcement and go through what would happen had their student actually been involved in a fatal accident. 

The program is completed with an all school assembly that the parents are invited to attend.  Parents speak about what that death notification was like, students speak about the experience, and real victims speak about how their lives are forever changed.  Professionals speak on how to make better choices and law enforcement speaks on consequences.  Data shows us this program is highly effective at reducing serious injury and fatal collisions in youth.  The average reduction we experience is up to 65%.  The timing of this event is during the peak season with prom, graduation, and summer months. 

Dinner Theater Production

The Montesano Jr/Sr High School Drama Club will be performing "I Don't Have a Clue" at Dinner Theater performances in March.   Productions will be on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 at 6:30 pm.  On Sunday, March 6, they will be hosting a dessert matinee at 2:00 pm.  The door will open at 6:00 pm for the dinner theater performances.  Tickets will go on sale in February.  Mark your calendars for this always fun event!

2015-2016 Food Bowl Schedule of Events

The Food Bowl season has arrived. Once again, Montesano High School is competing against Elma High School to see which school can raise the most money and food to support our local food banks. Food Bowl begins Friday, December 4 and ends Tuesday, December 15.

Even more than last year, the need for food in our community is at an all-time high. Any support you are willing to give is greatly appreciated. Monetary donations allow the food bank to buy food at a lower cost.  It’s also more advantageous in the competition because each dollar is worth two pounds.  Your support of this worthy community event is very much appreciated.  

We have scheduled many events to help with raising money for Food Bowl that we think will be a lot of fun as well as help the Montesano Food Bank.  To see the calendar of events, please click on the following link:

Food Bowl Calendar of Events

Remember, the real winners are the Food Banks and everyone they help in our communities.   

 

 

 

Montesano Jr/Sr High School Open House & Free Flu Shots

Open House at Montesano Jr/Sr High School will be on Wednesday, September 16 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  We encourage you all to come in and meet the teachers and to ask any questions you may have.

During the open house, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, flu shots will be available for free to anyone age 12 and older with proof of the following insurance policies:  Premera Blue Cross, Premera, Group Health, Lifewise, Health Net and Medicare.  The nurse is not contracted to take any state insurance (Apple).  You must bring a either a copy of your insurance card or the card.  Medicare cards are required, no copies.  Please bring ID as well.

For those who do not have any of the above referenced insurance policies, the cost is $30.  Only checks and cash accepted.

If students come without a parent, they will need to have a completed permission form (see link below to print) in order to receive a shot.  All students under 18 must have a form, even without a parent present.

Minor Consent for Flu Shot

First Day of School & Schedules

Welcome to the first day of school for the 2015-16 school year.  I would like to give you a couple of reminders before classes begin:

1. Check your skyward account and print your schedule. We are working hard to adjust class sizes and your students schedule may have changed. 

2. We are also looking at adding a math instructor after the start of the year so schedules may need to be altered again. We apologize for the inconvenience. We appreciate your patience in the create the best possible educational experience.

 

Back to School

Students and parents welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year and a special welcome to the class of 2021. Here are some reminders as we get started this year. The office opens on August 24th. Students wishing to adjust their schedules should call the counseling center to set up an appointment.  Their number is 249-1636.

If you have questions regarding skyward logins and passwords or the registration process, please call 249-1635 and leave a message.  Lori and Jamie are checking messages and will return your calls. as soon as possible 

If you are new to our district, please go to "Admissions" and "New Student Enrollment" on the Jr-Sr High School Website.  After you complete this process, the registrar will get back to you after the office opens.

Seventh Grade Parents - We will have our seventh grade orientation on Wednesday, August 26th at 6:00 pm in the commons. Your student will have a chance to walk through their class schedule and practice locker combinations.   There will be a lot of valuable information given out that night to both parents and students.  We encourage you all to attend.

If you have other questions about sports start dates and other activities, please check the calendar for the high school and district office. 

Welcome Back!

FFA Plant Sale

Montesano High School FFA Annual Plant Sale

Fridays: 2:00 – 4:00 Saturdays:
9:00 – 12:00 Weekdays:
By Appointment (360)249-4041 

Come check out our large variety of plants, flowers, and hanging baskets!

We have Tomatoes, Marigolds, Geraniums, Petunias, Veggie Starts, Begonias and much more!

The Montesano High School greenhouse, 302 N. Sylvia Ave, next to the junior high gymnasium on the north end of the school.

All proceeds benefit Montesano High School FFA

About the Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests

http://wa.portal.airast.org/training-tests/

The purpose of these training tests is to become familiar with the system, functionality, and item types; the tests are not intended to guide classroom instruction.

Some students may have difficulty with some of the content aligned to higher grades within the grade level/subject range of each training test; nevertheless, this should not interfere with students’ ability to interact with an item for its intended training purpose. If an item appears to be too difficult, encourage students to experiment with the tools, choose the best answer and move on to the next item.

Accessing the Practice and Training Tests
Users may take the practice and training tests using guest mode or securely using a supported secure browser or web browser. In general, the following web browsers can be used: Firefox 10–30, Chrome 31–35, Safari 5–7, and Internet Explorer 10 or 11. For more information, refer to the Supported Browsers page.