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Memorial for Beloved Snohomish Teacher

The life of Charles “Tuck” Edward Gionet III was celebrated with tears, laughs, stories, and many of his friends, family members, students, and community citizens in the Snohomish High School gym on Tuesday, August 18 after he died of cancer on August 8.

The service began with a presentation of the flag by seniors Jack House and Jon Kyle.

Charlie Lewis opened with a prayer, and Pat Ogden read 2 Timothy 4:6-8. READ STORY »

Implementing the new state testing

Snohomish High School students and teachers are bracing themselves with the task of implementing the Smarter Balanced Assessment, the new standardized test, into the school system. READ STORY »

SHS Student Wins Second Place at National Dog Show

Senior Christian Rutten won second place at the National Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Junior Showmanship competition on February 18. The Westminster, that has been running for 139 years now, is the largest and most prestigious dog show in the country and the winners achieve not only the valuable reputation of being the best in the world, but also a scholarship. Rutten received a total of $5,500 for getting into the top eight and then winning second place.

Rutten has been showing his golden retriever, Watson, since August of 2013. READ STORY »

JROTC student participates in national marksmanship competition

Snohomish High School sophomore Ashley Wilkins has qualified to compete at the Civilian Marksmanship Program National JROTC Air Rifle Marksmanship competition in Phoenix, AZ. Wilkins started shooting as a freshman, totally unexperienced. She just wanted to be in JROTC to join the military.

The school also attended the qualification event last year, but they did didn’t do as well as they hoped, so they enlisted the help of Coach Zip from Oak Harbor. READ STORY »

eBook Workshop eXtravaganza!

The Snohomish School District’s eBook program has made its way into Snohomish High School.

Electronic copies of books have become quite popular over the last five years, and with the hope of making libraries more accessible to teens and their families, the Snohomish School District began to implement an eBook program.

Volkert Volkersz, the librarian at Snohomish High School, was very enthusiastic about introducing the eBooks and audio books to students. READ STORY »

Snohomish District One Bid Mosies Over to SHS

All the Snohomish High School debaters are commenting on the Mount Cedarhomish Peakiak debate tournament happening on the 24. This is a major event for the debate teams across Washington because the highest placing students automatically go to the state tournament.  With this event originally planned to take place at Mount Vernon High School, and then moved to Cedar Park, then with Kamiak taking the event, which moved to Glacier Peak, the event is finally scheduled to take place at SHS. READ STORY »

Class of 1956 Scrapbook Available in the Library

Not a lot of people have the dedication and devotion it takes to document their high school experience, let alone every year from third grade to senior year. One person, Betty Goldsbary, created a scrapbook that includes memorabilia from Machias Elementary, Snohomish Junior High, and Snohomish High School.

Scrapbooking became a hobby for Goldsbary over the years, and recently she donated her Class of 1956 book to the SHS library. READ STORY »

Who Will Win the 2015 Superbowl?

In a poll of 20 Snohomish High School students, 12 believe the Seahawks will win the Super Bowl, three think that the Seahawks will compete, and the other five are rooting for other teams to end up at the Super Bowl.

With the Super Bowl coming up so quickly sports fans are gearing up. Everyone wants their favorite team to win, but who is really in the running for Super Bowl Champion 2015? READ STORY »

SHS looks to fix health code violations

Snohomish High School received a list of requirements from the Snohomish Health Department that iit had not met this past December.

Washington Administration Code, said that Snohomish High School was failing to meet certain requirements. Every once in a while, the health department inspects schools and supplies them with a list of things that don't meet the requirements and need to be improved. READ STORY »

U.S. Skiers Killed In Avalanche

Monday January 3, two ski racers on the U.S. Development team lost their lives to an avalanche while free skiing in Soelden, Austria. The two skiers were Ronnie Berlack of Franconia, New Hampshire and Bryce Astle of Sandy, Utah.

A group of six skiers got caught in the avalanche, but four were able to ski out safely. On average, 100 people die a year from avalanches in the Austrian Alps.

The U.S. ski team’s European home training base is located in Soelden, Austria and the development team was there for a training camp and to race in the Europa Cup Races. READ STORY »