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Yearbook Dallas Trip

Is everything bigger and better in Texas? Six yearbook students from Snohomish High headed to Dallas to find out. At the Yearbook and Journalism Convention, students learned techniques, ideas and inspiration to bring back home to their yearbook.

Due to a lot of fundraising the students only had to pay $200 and the students also got a traditional Texas dinner compliments of the school.

They stayed at the Omi Hotel and even though they were very busy the students still thought it was a “nice” and “beautiful” hotel. READ STORY »

The Trend That Always Comes Back- Birkenstocks

Some may not understand the Birkenstock trend, but they are making a comeback in the fashion world.

Birkenstocks first became popular in the 90's but the brand can be traced back to 1774. The shoe brand first started out making foot bed inserts. Almost 200 years later, the first Birkenstock sandal was introduced by Konrad Birkenstock, great- great- grandson of the creator, Johann Adam Birkenstock. READ STORY »

Winter Band Concert Dazzles with Holiday Tunes

Joe Boertmann, director of the SHS band classes, started off the annual winter band concert on December 14 by strutting in with a lightsaber in one hand and his music in the other. He did this with strength and vigor in the hopes of having a good concert, and to highlight his passion for pop culture and the recent Star Wars movie that released in theaters December 15. READ STORY »

Coffee Talk

The Veterans Day Standard

As many students know, Veterans Day is a big deal at Snohomish High School. The stadium which sits on the northeast corner of campus is known as Veterans Memorial Stadium even, to honor all of the Panthers that have fallen in war. Every year, Snohomish organizes a Veterans Day Assembly, but this year was a special one. 

The Associated Student Body (ASB) chooses to run this assembly each year because it meant a lot to someone very important to the students at SHS. READ STORY »

An Inside Look: Araceli Daza, 2017 Homecoming Queen

As Araceli Daza wakes up in the morning to the “The Circle of Life” from Disney’s “The Lion King” as her alarm, she “feels pumped up, even though you shouldn’t be because you’re waking up”. Araceli attends school as a senior, and goes to class like every other student. She attends a bunch of clubs, such as FCCLA, FBLA, Senate, and is a drum major for band. However, Araceli is a bit different than the rest of the student body, however. READ STORY »

Link Crew Welcomes the Class of 2021

The first day of school meant the arrival of a new class to SHS, and with that their introduction to the campus by ninety Link Leaders, alongside teachers Sheryln Umperovitch and Ryan Gadwa.

Activities coordinator Vince Ivelia and principal Eric Cahan also greeted students during the assembly on Wednesday, promoting Panther pride and the importance of getting involved.

"It's an important program to get our freshmen hooked in at the very beginning," says Umperovitch. "It's a way to connect with students outside of the classroom." READ STORY »

Get To Know Yasmina El-Watar

Yasmina El-Watar has taught at Snohomish High School for the past two years.

When in high school she attended Saint Joseph de l'apparition. This is a historic institute that has existed for over 166 years, established in 1847. It was founded by the five sisters of the Malta house in Beirut. El-Watar described this catholic, all-girls school as very strict. No sandals were allowed without socks and uniforms could not be above the knee. Yet, she has happy memories of her early school years with her friends, with whom she had a lot of fun (and drama). READ STORY »

Meeting Eric Cahan, SHS' New Principal

Eric Cahan joins SHS for the second time as the principal for the 2016-2017 school year, following the footsteps of his friend and former colleague Dr. Beth Porter. He had joined the SHS faculty for the first time in 1996 in the English department, where he was also the advisor for the yearbook, as well as coached football, wrestling, and track. READ STORY »

The Class of 1946 Celebrates 70 Years!

The summer sun didn’t stop the SHS class of 1946 from celebrating their seventy-year reunion this past Thursday, August 18, at the Buzz Inn Diner in Snohomish.

Put together by Max Weed, an SHS alumni from 1946, the reunion was small and simple, under a white tent on the patio where alumni and their loved ones greeted each other wholeheartedly and sat down to swap stories and cherish those around them who lived to celebrate and those who had sadly passed before the seventieth anniversary of their graduation. READ STORY »