Wednesday, November 19, 2014

EXPO Success and Time to be Thankful

First of all, a personal note. 

 Thanks to all of you who have sent messages / emails / cards / thoughts and prayers my way with the passing of my Dad.  It was wonderful to share with our the freshmen class Hank getting his diploma at the beginning of the school year.  I am so glad we were able to pull off that surprise, and even more grateful to have shared this event with my amazing students and co-workers.  Our family will certainly miss him.  

Thank you, Carrie Adams and family 

Here is the 9 News story of his diploma. 

Some thoughts on the recent losses at Frederick HS 
Student suicides in the past few weeks have shaken the community.  We are sad for our friends at FHS and hope to reach out to help all those in our community who may be suffering.  If you are suffering, PLEASE reach out for help!! There are many people in the SCHS community willing to help you.  You are valuable, loved and needed.   

Please be aware of these suicidal warning signs.   
  • Always talking or thinking about death
  • Clinical depression -- deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating -- that gets worse
  • Having a "death wish," tempting fate by taking risks that could lead to death, such as driving fast or running red lights
  • Losing interest in things one used to care about
  • Making comments about being hopeless, helpless, or worthless
  • Putting affairs in order, tying up loose ends, changing a will
  • Saying things like "it would be better if I wasn't here" or "I want out"
  • Sudden, unexpected switch from being very sad to being very calm or appearing to be happy
  • Talking about suicide or killing one's self
  • Visiting or calling people to say goodbye


Thanks to all of you who supported our seniors and their Capstone Projects.  We have some great projects. Please look for ways to continue to support the students in their endeavors.  We can't do it without you!


  •  Volunteers for the kitchen on Saturday 
  •  Volunteers on Friday after school to finish the castle set up, table set up, cleaning, and dressing
  • Lastly, we need a few volunteers in costume to do ticket sales Friday or Saturday and someone to sell raffle tickets for a gingerbread castle at both shows on Saturday.
Contact Ms. Adams for more info on how to volunteer for Madrigals!! 

RABC Concessions

We have several opportunities to volunteer with winter sports concessions. Certain dates have been assigned to SCLA and it is important that we fill them.  Check out the dates and times and email Ms. Adams. 
Speaking of RABC- have you joined the Booster Club?  SCLA is an active part of RABC and they are a huge help to our program.  If every family would join RABC for $25 a  year some more amazing things could  be accomplished!   
You can join the Booster Club here: 

Rotary Coat Drive:  Coats, gloves, mittens, boots, blankets.  Drop off in the main office.

Tennyson Center- Sidney Wach's Capstone Project is working with the Tennyson Center in Denver that provides school and housing for abused and neglected children.  Toiletry Drive: 
  • Liquid Hand Soap 
  • Deodorant 
  • Shampoo and Conditioner 
  • Lotion 
  • Hair Brushes and Combs 
  • Body Wash 
  • Hair Ties and Headbands 
  • Hair Gel 
Buckets outside the attendance window for dropoff.



Spring Break 2015

Still a few slots left for 


Contact Sara Whiteley at  

Trip Info: 

Looking ahead to Summer- 2016


Parents, students, siblings- all are welcome!  

 This will be a wonderful service learning trip with a chance for us to enjoy other cultures and volunteer to make a difference.  
This is a very affordable trip and monthly payments less than $150 per month! 
Check out our tour here! 

If you are interested in learning more- complete this form and Ms. Adams will contact you. 

Informational Meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd at 6:30pm at SCHS in D202.  





 The Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) announces a call for applications from U.S. high school students interested in participating in field research in Greenland.

JSEP is a National Science Foundation (NSF) supported science and cultural-exchange summer program for high school students. The three-week program takes place entirely in Greenland. Participants from the United States, Denmark, and Greenland live and work together while exploring current research and completing their own inquiry-based investigations. The program includes two weeks of extensive field experiences based out of the town of Kangerlussuaq and a final week with a visit to Summit Station, the U.S. research facility located at the top of the Greenland ice sheet. Students observe scientists as they conduct research in a wide variety of fields including biology, geology, climatology, chemistry, and engineering. Students also have significant hands-on experiences in field research under the guidance of professional teachers from the participating nations.

JSEP is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the 11th grade at the time of application submittal. NSF's Division of Polar Programs covers all participant costs, such as food, transportation, lodging, and instruction for students selected to participate.

Application deadline: 9 January 2015.

More information or to apply, please go to: