Weekly Announcements

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May 15th - 19th 

The SAMI Main Office is located at 5502 Five Mile Drive, Portable H. It is open from 7:45 - 3:45 Monday - Friday. Please call our main number 253 571 2300

SAMI Community Announcements

  • Student Survey  from Leadership students 
  • SAMI All School Retreat is August 28th - 30th - we meet in the Foss High School parking lot early to head to Black Lake Camp.  Be sure your permission slip and payment or payment/plan is in to Ms. Toy in the main office. 
    • Micro-term 2017 catalog is available here! Choose wisely and be sure to have 4 back up choices at the ready so you are guaranteed one of them.  You will choose this Friday in Mentor Group using an online link going live here Friday.  Great classes as always! Hogwarts Challenge, Fitness, Biking, Lifeguarding, Camp 101 Leadership and more..https://www.tacomaschools.org/sami/Pages/Microterm.aspx  Register now and remind a few friends

    •  Registration for 2017-18 school year went smoothly! Thanks to wonderful mentor groups,  Student Services Team, Front Office Team and student support for all the hard work.   The  registration website has SAMI and SOTA master schedules for those few who still need to plan with their mentor.  After you have created 3 unique schedules with your mentor, turned in your permission slip for the all school retreat in August (first three days of school) and submitted a payment and/or payment plan, - see Mr. Harrison, Ms. Dumont or Ms. Minks in the main office and we will help schedule you.  
  • Seniors!  Your Culminating Projects were fantastic examples of your passions and dreams! Thanks for sharing these with the community and we hope this experience has informed your post high plan. Your  Senior Portrait link for free download of your pictures https://tsami.shutterfly.com/    Password (case sensitive): SAMi2017 . And your senior letter has been mailed home  (will be posted here as well.)  

 

 

  • 10th and 11th grade students, use this link to practice for the Smarter Balanced Assessment - this is a college entrance exam for over 250 colleges (and counting!) and it is directly aligned to what your teachers are teaching you in your courses - Common Core Standards. http://wa.portal.airast.org/training-tests
  • College Tours for families  Tuesday  May16th in the evening.  Register or find out more at www.tacomaschools.org/collegetours or call the TPS Community Partnership Office at 571-7988
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  • TUTORING SCHEDULE FOR 2016_17 REGULAR TERM TIME

       Humanities Tutoring Tuesday - Thursday 3:30 - 4:30 in Portable L

    Math Tutoring Monday and Thursday 3:30 -4:30 in Portable F

    Science Tutoring Monday, Wednesday or Thursday 3:30 - 5 Portable E

    Spanish Tutoring Fridays Portable J at Lunch

  • Study Abroad opportunities - see this link http://classrooms.tacoma.k12.wa.us/sota/mpg/study-abroad-programs
  • For the full calendar, please download and look at this year's Student and Parent Handbook. Spring Break is coming up- these two weeks are a great time for a college visit or two.
  • Regularly check your HAC (Home Access Center) for your schedule and grade updates (IPR - Interim Progress Reports). If you have questions, please contact Ms. Starks at 253 571 2300 or email her at kstarks@tacoma.k12.wa.us . See Ms. Starks if you don't have your HAC codes.  Get the app- it's SO much easier. 

SAMI  Guidance  (classes, scholarships, interventions and Post-High Planning) =Apply for a Washington Heritage Scholarship to study culture in our community. http://preservewa.org/discoverwashingtonyhp.aspx  Application due at the end of May. Apply for a Washington Heritage Scholarship to study culture in our community. http://preservewa.org/discoverwashingtonyhp.aspx  Application due at the end of May. 

  • Apply for a Washington Heritage Scholarship to study culture in our community. http://preservewa.org/discoverwashingtonyhp.aspx  Application due at the end of May. 
  • Plan for College - use this link to find comprehensive post high opportunities from four year to technical college to apprenticeship.  Tacoma students have options! https://www.tacomaschools.org/plan4college/Pages/default.aspx
  • Check out the College Match  Use this college match site to find your perfect college.  Narrow your search by program, location and more. 
  • The Common App is a common site that many colleges and universities use to gather information from you, your counselors (that would be Liz Minks or Ralph Harrison in this sense) and your mentors and other recommenders.  Use this link to find out more.  If you need help, contact your mentor, the fine folks in Portable G or Portable H.  We all would love to help. http://www.commonapp.org

 

  

TUTORING SCHEDULE FOR 2016_17 REGULAR TERM TIME

   Humanities Tutoring Tuesday - Thursday 3:30 - 4:30 in Portable L

Math Tutoring Monday and Thursday 3:30 -4:30 in Portable F

Science Tutoring Monday, Wednesday or Thursday 3:30 - 5 Portable E

Spanish Tutoring Fridays Portable J at Lunch

  

Pre-Application Worksheet  www.CollegeAnswer.com/preapp Any student planning to attend a state or private university, community college, or vocational school is usually required to apply FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid) applications can be submitted after January 1st for the upcoming academic year starting that fall. .  
  • WUE - (SENIOR YEAR ONLY)  - Western Undergraduate Exchange   http://wiche.edu/wue
  • TOOLKITS FOR GETTING TO COLLEGE 

 

 

 

 SAMI Bell Schedule  

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

8:00 – 9:30

1st

5th

1st

5th

9:45 – 11:15

2nd

6th

2nd

6th

11:15 – 12:05

lunch & study

lunch & study

lunch &      study

lunch & study

12:05 – 1:35

3rd

7th

3rd

7th

1:50 – 3:20

4th

8th

4th

8th

 

Time

Friday

8:00 – 10:00

Inquiry Team for staff

10:30 – 12:30

Mentor Group

12:30 – 1:20

Lunch & Study

1:20 – 3:20

Adventures & Applications 

  • Inclement Weather Schedule will be normal schedule with the exception of missing 1st or 5th period.  Buses will run on normal routes.  Fridays is always a late start for students, so this schedule will remain the same. 
 
 
 Who do I talk to to find out about..... 

Though your mentor is always the best (and usually the first point of contact), if you need support please contact these staff members through their email or phone.  If you would like to meet them, make an appointment and first check in at the main office in Portable H

  • Bus information (see above) or contact us in the main office?  Mr. Harrison rharri1@tacoma.k12.wa.us 253 571 2308
  • Medications at school? Ms. Ells, school nurse 253 571 2300
  • Student parking and driving at SAMI? Officer Nettles 253 571 2300 
  • Need help getting your student to set good goals, finding out about appropriate activities, creating a plan for improving grades, helping my student be successful? Start with the mentor
  • Attendance?   Ms. Starks Portable H 253 571 2300 kstarks@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Balance payments for Orca (bus) cards, camp/all school retreat in August at Black Lake and Mini-term fees?  Ms. Toy 571-2323, Portable H jtoy@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Scheduling classes?  kstarks@tacoma.k12.wa.us 253 571 2300 Portable H
  • State and National Assessments (SBAC, PSAT/SAT or AP)? Ms. Orlando korland@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • College in the High School classes? Kristin Tinder ktinder@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Internships for 11th and 12th grade students? Talk to the Next Move Portable H on Wednesdays Alexa Folsom-Hill www.nextmove.org 
  • Help with understanding class materials, standards or grades? mentor and Ms. Minks  lminks@tacoma.k12.wa.us 253 571 2313
  • Graduation Support? 
  • Emotional or social service support for my student or family?  Ms. Dumont Portable G jdumont@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Admissions to SAMI or SOTA?  Ms. Boney 253.571.7911 jboney@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • The BRIDGE Program? Ms. Flynn Portable G sflynn@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Strong Start Program ? Ms. Farewell sfarewe@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Special Education? Ms. Flynn  Portable G sflynn@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • 504 (Individuals with Disabilities Plans)? Ms. Dumont Portable H jdumont@tacoma.k12.wa.us
  • Senior/Culminating Projects? Mr. Chalberg 
  • ASB clubs and activities?  Ms. Wickman and Ms. Plourde in Portables M and G
  • Mentor Group? start with your mentor and then Ms. Minks or Mr. Harrison Admin Garden Shed  (yes, it's a garden shed)
  • Workshop classes;   A & A (adventures & applications) Mini-term or Microterm ?  Liz Minks lminks@tacoma.k12.wa.us  253 571 2313
  • Facilities? Mr. Harrison rharri1@tacoma.k12.wa.us  253 571 2308
  • Graduation activities and ceremony in June? Ms. Wickman and Ms. Farewell
  • Artrageous Auction? Ms. Skobel and Ms. Folsom-Hill