Klahowya News - February 8, 2021

Klahowya News - February 8, 2021
Posted on 02/08/2021
The Eagle Eye
Hello Eagles and Klahowya Families!

Our new semester is off to a good start. A reminder that our new schedule can be found here. If you haven’t signed in to your google classroom, please do so immediately. If you are having any difficulty please contact your teacher.
A number of students have materials to return to the school and need to pick items up. You are welcome to stop by the school between 8am - 3:00 pm to drop-off/pick-up materials.

Our Klahowya PTSA is organizing a Root Beer Float Drive Thru the afternoon of Wednesday, February 10th, from 2pm-5pm. This is an opportunity to drop off textbooks from 1st semester classes that have ended, and to pick up new materials. Here are a few highlights of this event:

  • All students in grades 6-12 will receive Root Beer floats from our PTA if they attend the drive-up event
  • Seniors will have a special stop in the drive through event
  • All students in grades 6, 7 and 8 have science materials to pick up
  • Students who used Childhood Development materials during 1st Semester need to return their books
  • Students who are beginning Semester 2 Civics, Ancient Civilizations, Washington State History, and Literature classes have new materials to pick up.
  • Students in 6th grade will be swapping out their chromebooks for a new device.

We hope your semester is off to a good start and look forward to seeing you Wednesday afternoon at the Root Beer Float Drive Thru Event.

Counselor's Corner

5 Tips for a Fresh Start this Semester excerpt by Armin Rezaiean-Asel

You’ve just finished your first semester of the academic year. Regardless of how it went, a new term is in the works, and you have an opportunity to get a fresh start.

One of the things I always try to do before starting a new semester is reflect on the one that I’ve just finished, setting a new range of goals in the process. When reflecting, I try to ask myself questions like: Did I balance my time properly? Was this reflected in how much I learned and took away from my courses? Did I accomplish the goals I had set for the semester? Why or why not? Inevitably, these help me formulate an action plan to perform my best in the new academic semester, accomplishing all my academic and non-academic goals. Through personal experience, I’ve included five tips to help jumpstart your new semester.

  1. Start with a blank slate. If you’re disappointed with how you did in your first term, shake it off. If you start with a positive mindset, you have a much better chance at having a more successful second term, both in and out of academics.

  2. Make a list of all your classes and extra-curricular commitments. Try to map out how much time each of the items on your list will take per week. This normally helps me be more aware of my time management requirements once the term begins.

  3. If you didn’t do so well in your courses, or if you didn’t get much learning done, look into why that happened. Did you not have time to complete all your assignments? Did you give yourself enough time to process and digest what you were learning? Did you perform poorly on exams? Once you’ve figured out why, think of one thing you can do differently to ensure a different outcome. Can you start studying sooner? Can you better utilize the tutoring center on your campus, or online learning resources? Perhaps pre-reading lecture material before attending class will help you process information easier?

  4. Create new goals. As a new term begins, it’s an opportunity for you to once again set personal expectations. These can take the form of wanting to sleep x hours per night, hoping to achieve certain grades in your courses, wanting to build new relationships and get involved in a new community, or even expecting to exercise a certain amount of days per week. In doing so, it will be easier for you to keep yourself accountable throughout the entire term and steer back in line if things start veering off course.

  5. Come up with a sleep routine. When I sleep during the same hours every night, I’m able to better concentrate on getting things done. Try to decide on a sleeping pattern that you can realistically uphold for the term, and try to get at least eight hours of sleep each night.

Yearbook Photos - Deadline Extended

If you did not have a school photo taken at the mall this year, please follow the instructions on the linked slide to submit one of your own. We want to see your smiling face in the yearbook! The deadline to submit your picture is February 10th for Seniors & February 17 th for all others. Please get your photo submitted as soon as possible.
Yearbook Photos


Let's be honest. Last week had so much information about different brain stages. It is probably hard to keep it all straight. I don't expect you to. We will look at each of the theories in more detail. We will look at different strategies for each stage. We will be reminded of how we were and what could be better ways to work with our kids. Too positive? Maybe, and we'll see how we do anyway. Let's help our kids build a solid personality.

Developing a Personality (CKSD Family Wellness Site Link)

SAP Wellness Corner:

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), found that Adderall (stimulant) and Cannabis (Cannabinoids) were the two lowest perceived risk of use among teens. SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) recently started tracking data in 2018 for substance related emergency room department visits. The main leading substances involved in Emergency Department visits were Stimulants and Cannabinoids. This data shows that these two substances are more harmful than perceived. ( NIDA, 2014 ) ( SAMSHA, 2020 )

If you feel you need to discuss more about the signs and symptoms of substance use or need resources, please contact the Student Assistance Professional, Alixaundrea Poli ( alixaundreap@ckschools.org/360-519-4133 ).


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