Cylia—I so enjoyed having you in APUSH and Civics! All the best on your new adventures.
Hi Cylia, I am so glad I got the chance to be your teacher. You are a delightful young lady with a positive attitude. I know you will be successful in life. Congratulations on your graduation! xo, Mrs. Chase
Sarah, I know that missing those 10-minute writes is one of the great sadnesses in your life. I’m going to miss having your amazingly perceptive and unerrantly humane contributions to our discussions. Good luck!–STEARNS
Sarah, I am so glad I had the opportunity to have you in Geometry two years ago. I remember very early in that year, you wanted to know what you could do to help your grade which sat at a low A and you wanted better than that. Your hard work and tenacity is admirable and it was an honor to have you as a student. I miss seeing you and helping you in my little office, but our paths will surely meet again. Best of luck to you! Mr. BC
Omar! I enjoyed working with you in Earth Science! Your ideas were good, and I can’t wait to see where you go in life!!
Omar. Thanks so much for being a part of autos and robotics. I have enjoyed watching you grow up and really become a great guy. You know what it means to succeed and you have that desire to become a great success in life. Keep up the great work. Come visit the shop anytime.
Zainab, you are diligent, detail-oriented, and trustworthy. Your quiet maturity will carry you far!
Zainab, I was so happy to see you on my class list! Your positive attitude and caring spirit always shined through in my Geometry class. Good luck in your next adventure!
Sam – you have been such a pleasure to have in physics. I am missing your hard work and big smile. Keep on keepin’ on!
Sam what a great attitude you have. Truly enjoyed having you in my classes. Go out and become a great success, I know you can do it.
Alexander III, Andre
Andre – You have been a joy to have in class the past 3 years. You are one of the most polite, easy to talk to students I know. Keep doing your best as you go into your post high school activities.
Thanks so much for being a part of Auto’s. Your politeness and desire to get things done will serve you well in the future.
DaShawn, I cannot tell you how proud I am of you. I’m sorry we never got to work together again after 10th grade, but I have been keeping tabs on you. Your growth is amazing. I will miss you.
DaShawn, it’s been a long time since I had you in biology. I really miss your enthusiasm and how you were quick to stand up for yourself. You are an advocate for truth. I hope you keep telling it like it is.
I remember you from your freshman year, entering Shorewood. It was great to be your teacher then and has been a pleasure to see you grow up over the years when I run into you.
Ynna! I’m so proud to have been your coach over these high school years! You are a constant source of joy on the team, and a caring teammate. I wish you all the good things as you go out into the world!
Nallely, the road you walked was not always easy, but I’m honored to have travelled a bit of it with you. For you, undoubtedly, good things lie ahead. Don’t be a stranger.
Nallely, your bright smile and dedication, even in the face of challenges, have always impressed me. Congratulations on this milestone.
April, you always make me smile. Thank you for brightening my days.
I had so much fun being your chemistry teacher! So much laughter in that class, and you were a big part of creating that fun dynamic. It was such a pleasure having you in class. Congratulations!!
Your smiling face and ready laugh were such a great addition to my classroom and the halls of SW, Will. Keep lighting the way wherever you go.
I will miss your cheerfulness and can-do attitude. Never stop asking questions! Congratulations!
Jayme, we love your positive attitude and willingness to walk alongside others in the halls of SW, in the ups and the downs of life, in the deserts of Oregon, in the forests of Canada, wherever you’ll go! GCU is getting a good one!
You are a delightful and positive young lady. I always enjoy time spent with you. I know you are going to be very successful in life because of your hard work, great ideas and that beautiful smile. Congratulations! Mrs. Chase
I remember you as a quiet, but very thoughtful and curious young man. I’m sure Running Start was the right choice for you, but I missed seeing your face. Good luck in all you do, Alexis.
Alex, it was so great to have you freshmen year! Thanks so much for a note you gave me thanking me that year. You were a much needed quiet and calm that that class needed when you know it was far from that. 🙂 Take care!
Hannah, it’s been a long journey! It’s been a pleasure to know you and watch you grow as a student and a young lady through the last four years. I am proud to be your teacher. Keep your head up and keep fighting for what’s right.
I am so glad I got to be your chemistry teacher and to get to know you. You are capable of so much and I am very excited to see what the future brings you. Congratulations on graduating!
Yared, you’ve come so far. Your path hasn’t always been very straight or very smooth, but you’ve stayed the course, and that commitment has paid off. Congratulations on your achievement!
Yared, I’ve really enjoyed being your teacher this past year. You’ve been thoughtful and resilient, rising up to challenges and helping your peers. Congratulations!
Katherine – When you were a freshman I was struck by your talents and have loved hearing you sing and perform at SW.
Katherine, I will miss seeing your smile and hearing your excited greetings in the halls of SW. I know you’ll continue to light up the room wherever you go.
Samantha, you have touched hundreds of peers and staff members through your advocacy in GSA, which helps more students know that they too can find their way in high school. And, you have also sweetened the experiences of many with your Girl Scout cookies! Congrats on your well-deserved scholarships too!
Hi Sam, I am so glad I got the chance to know you and I am sure you are going to do something big with your life. You are delightful, organized and so helpful to all those around you. Time spent with you is always time well spent. Congratulations and please keep me posted where your life choices take you. xo, Mrs. Chase
Bada, Norman James
Norman – your quiet fortitude does not go unnoticed – I have so appreciated having you as a student. I am sure you are on to great things in your future.
Norman, It was an honor to have you in my Geometry class two years ago. Your “never give up” attitude will take you far in life and I am so proud of you. Congratulations. Mr. BC
Thorough, deliberate, and somehow still whimsical — that’s how I remember you. I know you’ll bring that same intention and joy to whatever you do — and you can do anything.
I will always remember your smile and your positive outlook. You will be a force to be reckoned with!
Your hard work and quiet commitment don’t go unnoticed. Congratulations, AJ.
Anthoney, It’s been so great watching you grow! I hope you keep writing. You have a gift. Thanks for your kindness and compassion and for looking out for the underdog. Be proud of the man you’re becoming.
Jeffrey, it’s been so great watching you grow! You were just a kid when I met you, and now look at you! Keep reaching for the things you want, stay brave and strong, and compassionate!!
Jeffrey, getting to work with you and watch how you helped others in our AVID family will be one of my fond memories of this year. I can’t wait to hear of the many successes that will make up your future.
Hi Banda, I certainly wish we had more class time together but I can tell that you are a wonderful young man with a positive attitude. You have all my best wishes for a wonderful and creative life. Congratulations on your graduation! Mrs. Chase
Emiliano, Thank you for being such a hard working student in Geometry. You put in 110% to class and were a quiet leader. I am so proud of you now. Congratulations to you! Mr. BC
Timmy – I have enjoyed working with you the last 4 years. You are a sweet, caring individual, and have the tools to do whatever you put your mind to.
Timmy-san! I really appreciated your kind and positive attitude towards the classes. I’ll never forget when you read the books with confidence and having fun! I hope you will continue to learn Japanese throughout your life and someday you can visit Japan;)
Hi Francisco, You know I have enjoyed having you in class several times. You are a wonderful young man with a positive attitude and I appreciate that attitude. You have all my best wishes for a wonderful and creative life. Please let me know where your life choices take you. Congratulations on your graduation! xo, Mrs. Chase
Franny, I have greatly enjoyed having you in my classes over the past four years. I will miss your wonderful smile!!
Oliva, every time I see you, your smile always brightens my day. I will miss that but I am so excited for all your possibilities.
Oliva, it was a joy getting to know you this year. You are such a kind person and have many gifts. Your classmates always felt safe with you and appreciate your honesty. All the best in your future!!
I remember on your first day of school in 9th grade, I was so very excited when you said that one of your hobbies was entomology. I knew right then that you would bring a unique perspective to class, and you never failed to do so. Keep being you — because you are awesome.
Zoe, it was always a pleasure to see you in the library and help you with book check-out. I hope you continue to enjoy good books (and bookmarks!) in the days to come. I know you will be a bright star in whatever you choose to do, because your warm smile is a welcoming beacon. Best of Luck to you!
Olivia, I have been so blessed to get to know you. You bring sunshine with you everywhere you go. I appreciate your leadership in Salt and Light. Thank you for using your time and talents to encourage those around you. May grace and hope and joy and love be like garland around your life.
Olivia, it was so great to have you in class freshmen year. You asked questions, helped those around you, and always were a smiling face to those around you. A light to others. People need that and know that you provide that for others. Best of luck to you!
Quinn, it was a pleasure to have you in multiple classes over the past 4 years. Thanks for your work. Keep asking questions and trying to help those around you when you can. Best of luck to you. Hope you get to play soccer, at least intramurals or recreationally. Take care.
Quinn, I am so impressed that you never took the easy path and always worked hard in all of your classes. And even though English wasn’t your favorite, you crushed AP Lang! Thanks for giving me the chance to get to know such a great math brain. Congratulations on graduation! You’ll do great in your next life chapter!
Keduse, you made my day every time I saw you in the hall. Ever since our SAS was broken up, I’ve missed your smile and positive energy. I can’t wait to hear how you succeed in the future!
Keduuuussssseeee (with hand motion boom), I will miss seeing you around. Thanks so much for your bright smile, willingness to put in the hard work, and ability to help others around you understand the concepts. Thanks for stopping in to say hello every so often, it was a bright spot to the day.
Abe – it has been such a pleasure to get to know you this year – I appreciate your honesty and hard work. I hope to see you face to face (maybe at 6 feet though) in the future! 🙂
I am so glad that you transferred into my class in the middle of 10th grade, Abe. I was very proud to see you rise to the challenge, and I know you’ll continue to challenge yourself to do great things. Congratulations on your graduation!
Hi Carson, Well it took a long time to wait for you to take an art class but the wait was worth it! I have enjoyed getting to know the wonderful young man that you are. Your smile does light up a room. You have all my best wishes for a wonderful and creative life. I hope you keep me posted as to where your life choices take you. I am missing you already. Congratulations on your graduation! xoo, Mrs. Chase
Kolus will not be the same without you! You’ve done a great job over the last three years covering sports. We will all miss your great attitude and your monthly columns. Carson’s Corner forever 🙂
Ashley-I wish I had gotten to know you longer, but enjoy your check-ins with remote learning! Congratulations on your graduation!!!
Ashley, you are someone who knows unequivocally who she is. I’ve always admired your confidence and candor. Good luck in your future!
Cassidy! Thanks for all your great insights in Earth/Environmental Sci. I still have your Universe cartoon! I wish you the best as you go into the wide world!
Hi Cassidy, You know I love you right? The answer better be yes! Anyway I have really enjoyed getting to know you and your wonderful personality. I hope your future is full of things that interest you. You are a delightful young lady with a positive attitude. What more could I ask for? Oh I know, that you keep me posted where your life choices take you. Congratulations on your graduation! xoxo, Mrs. Chase
Jonathan- you were always so steadfast and assured when I had you in class. I know that you were able to make the most of running start, though we missed you at SW. Congratulations!
Jonathan, It has been fun seeing you excel as an athlete and individual at Shorewood. I am excited to see you continue with both as you move up to the next level!
Sofia, your smile and quiet dedication have not gone unnoticed. Congratulations on your graduation.
Sofia, Your attention to detail, willing to take on any task and commitment to group success did not go unnoticed! You have so many amazing talents and I can’t wait to see where your future path leads. It has been my pleasure and honor to have you in my classes. Chef D
Maddie, never ever have I had a student that could eat yogurt quite as slowly as you. I hope you keep squeezing enjoyment out of every moment of every day.
Maddie, most likely to date Caleb…your essays were very convincing! Reach for the moon, lady!
What a bright star you have been in Culinary Arts Maddy. It has been my pleasure watching you grow and mature 9-12. Wow, time flies!
Maddy! I’m so glad I got to know you this year in Calculus! You’re diligent, intentional, and hospitable! You were such a blessing to all of us!
Hi Isabel – having you on the girls golf team was AWESOME! Not only a player, but you are courteous, demonstrated good sportsmanship and helped others along the way that were new to the game. I will always remember your infectious laughter, and kindness to everyone. You are going to make a difference in this world, stay positive, stay humble, and I can’t wait to see how you change the world.
What an amazing addition you have been to our Culinary Arts team isabels.foodie.finds! Your so talented and sweet and WILL make a difference. Best to you Isabel from your Culinary Arts teacher and fellow Peanut Butter Fan.
Ivan, I consider myself lucky to have had you as an Honors Biology student. Your enthusiasm for science was infectious and you always added value to our class discussions, even if you never could remember to bring a pencil. I am so excited for you to go off and do great things.
Ivan, Thank you for bringing such enthusiasm and innovative ideas to our Culinary Arts team your sophomore year. You were such an important member of our team and I have no doubt that whatever your dreams are you will make them happen. Best to you Ivan, Chef D
Hi Dennis, I am so glad I got to know you for a little bit of time this semester. I can tell you are a wonderful young man with a positive attitude. I hope your future is full of things that are interesting to you. You have all my best wishes for a wonderful and creative life. Congratulations on your graduation! Mrs. Chase
Thanks so much for taking Auto’s. I am sorry we didn’t get more time to work in class but from the time we did have I can tell your going to be a great success in life. Keep working hard and things will all work out in the future.
Justin, at one point you don’t see the tweet and at the snap of your fingers an awesome one shows up, SNAP emoji, the card says “Your passion for entertaining and wowwing others is awesome!” Where does it say that?….A magician never tells his secrets. 🙂
Hi Justin, I am so glad I got to know you this year. You are a wonderful young man with a positive attitude. I hope your future is full of things that are interesting to you and oh yeah….Magic! I can tell you are going to be very successful in life. Please keep me posted as to where your life choices take you. Congratulations on your graduation! Mrs. Chase
Carson, It was an absolute please pleasure getting to know you these last 4 years. You have grown so much in the face of adversity. I want you to know that I am proud of you. I know your mom would be proud of you too! Stay the same strong leveled headed man I know you to be. Best wishes in all things!
Carson, you have grown so much in the few years I’ve known you. Some of that is because the world forced you to grow up quickly, but much of that is just YOU. I’m so proud of the determined, upstanding young man you’ve become.
Cort, I will never forget your amazing family immigration story from English 11. Thank you for your thoughtful contributions to that class! Your sincerity and humor will carry you far in the future. I wish you the best always!
Cort, you have brought such a great spirit to our school and my classroom — by turns hilarious and insightful. Your ability to see the good, even when things seem lost, will take you far. It already has.
Hi Kobi, Well it’s certainly been my pleasure to be your teacher. You are a wonderful young man with a positive attitude and that will carry on through your life. I hope your future is full of things that are interesting to you. You have all my best wishes for a wonderful and creative life. Congratulations on your graduation! Mrs. Chase
Kobi, my kind, sweet friend. It was lovely working with you on MACAW and in class. Your sweet, generous nature are true gifts! I wish you all the joy life holds for your future!!!
Kayla, you’re a bright girl with a bright future ahead of her. I know you’ll do wonderful things.
Kayla, I’ll never forget how you rose to every challenge in English 9 Honors. I see you taking many academic risks and reaching for Running Start your junior year. Your independence and ambition will take your far. Congratulations on graduation.
Eds! Going to miss your helpfulness and jokes!
Eds, eds, eds… Thank you for being an enthusiastic presence in my classroom , both before and long after I was actually your teacher. You’ve got a good head on your shoulders — listen to it!
Hi Jacob, It has been my pleasure to be your teacher. You are a wonderful young man, and big brother, who has a positive, can do attitude. That will serve you well in your future situations. You have all my best wishes for a wonderful and creative life. Please keep me posted as to where your life choices take you. Congratulations on your graduation! xo, Mrs. Chase
Jacob, I really appreciated your keen intellect and analysis in US History. I hope life brings you many opportunities to keep on learning and share with others! Your kindness, open-mindedness and compassion are models for others- enjoy life’s next adventures!
Logan, I have so enjoyed watching you go from great classroom presenter to actor. I’m so glad you decided to step out on the stage. You are a strong positive presence in every room–smart, funny, and talented. I wish you the best for a stellar future in the world.
Hi Logan, You always make me smile. I appreciate your sense of humor and your positive attitude. What more could I ask for? Oh I know, that you keep me posted as to where your life choices take you . I know you are going to be very successful in life because you are a hard worker and fun to spend time with. You have all my best wishes for a wonderful and creative life. Congratulations on your graduation! xo, Mrs. Chase
Kody!!!! I am definitely going to miss you. You made APUSH & Civics so fun!!! Have a great time next year.
You always make me smile. I appreciate your sense of humor and positive attitude.
Michelle – It has been such a pleasure working with you over the past two years in the RS program. I wish you all the best in your future plans!
Michelle – Your determination and your ability to advocate and plan is so admirable. It has been a pleasure working with you. I’m so proud of you. Take care.
Jackson – It has been fun having you as an integral part of the distance team during track the past few years. You have demonstrated great leadership and dedication throughout. Keep it up as you move forward!
Jackson! It’s been a long time since Spanish class. So great to see you finishing up your high school chapter! Thank you for being so great to be around. Good luck in the rest of your endeavors! ¡Felicitaciones!
Castillo Bautista, Brian
Brian, thank you for all the hard work you brought to English 11. Your positive attitude, thoughtful contributions, and persistent effort made you a great role model for others. Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for a wonderful future!
Brian, Thank you for your effort in Geometry. You are a kind and thoughtful person and always worked well with your table mates. Congratulations and best of everything to you as you graduate. Mr. BC
Kayla – It was a treat having you as a student and seeing you in the hallways. You are an inspiration for everyone – so kind and positive. I’m so proud of you for all the good you do for the greater SW community.
Kayla, I will never forget the fun we had in that English 9H class your freshman year. I was always impressed with your determination and creativity, and I see you continued to take on challenges all through HS, including a healthy share of Running Start. Congratulations on graduation. I know you will do well because you never backed away from an opportunity to push yourself further.
Anna, great job staying on top of things–for years! Your diligence will carry you far. So glad you will be off on a new adventure.
Anna! Congrats on Vanderbilt. I am so excited for you. You are going to do great things!!!!
Gina, you have so much future ahead of you! Your strength and resiliency are impressive, I know they will carry you on to bigger and better things.
Gina, since you were in my SAS a couple of years ago, I’ve watched out for you! You have encountered many challenges but never given up. I wish you much happiness and success in your next chapter of life. You deserve great rewards for your hard work and intellect.
Hi Katherine, I am glad to finally have had you in class, even if it was a short time. You are a creative and confident young lady with a can do attitude. I appreciate that. You have all of my best wishes for a future filled with things that interest you. I hope you continue to create and I know you are going to be very successful. Congratulations on your graduation! xo, Mrs. Chase
Thank you for bringing your experiences, your culture, your voice — your whole self — to my classroom. That open heart and positive attitude will light your way forward. – HL
Sooyoung! Anyong haiseo! So fun to have you in APUSH and Civics. Will miss you!
Sooyoung, on the surface, I helped you with college applications, but really, you were figuring out your priorities and sharing your story. I will always remember your honesty and inquisitive nature. Your ability to create connections and ask questions will carry you through college and life’s twists and turns.
So glad I got to work with you on the Kolus staff. Best wishes to you!
Victoria! I remember working with you in 9th grade IPS. I asked you to help out with some of the students who were having a hard time and you didn’t skip a beat in supporting them. Congrats on graduating and keep making the world a better place!
Brye, you have come such a long way in your high school career. Your ability to self advocate and manage your needs has been inspiring to see! I wish you the best as you continue to work towards your long term goals!
Your dry sense of humor, boundless creativity, and intense empathy for others are just a few of the reasons you rock. I wish you luck and love as you continue to forge your own path.
Cody – It has been so fun getting to know you this year and helping you with Running Start. I wish you the best in your future plans!
Cody – You did an amazing job with your transition between schools. It has been fun getting to know you and your family through swim team. Congratulations!
Niko, whenever I think of you, a smile comes to my face (from all that dancing). You absolutely light up a room and bring joy to others (with all those dance moves). You sing and dance all the time, and that is just priceless. You have overcome so much, you never give up, and you have a genuine heart. Oh, and you sing and dance all the time!
Niko – thanks for the great year in physics – it has been a true joy to have you as a student. I admire your hard work and good cheer and leadership. Can’t wait to hear about your next adventure! 🙂
Estie – you are a force! Even as a freshman, I could see your strength, and as a senior you still have such passion, motivation, and drive. I can’t wait to see what you will do with your future! Stay true to YOU!
Estie, it has been so fun getting to know you this year! I will miss our conversations in class and how you are so personable and easy to talk with. You will do amazing next year and beyond!
Sage, I have enjoyed getting to know you this year. You are hard working and have a fun sense of humor. Thank you for being a great example for others in class!
Hi Sage, I am so glad to have known you for so many years already. I am proud of the artist you have become and I hope you continue to be creative. You have all my best wishes for a wonderful life filled with things that interest you. Congratulations on your graduation! And keep it touch, xoxox, Mrs. Chase
Jeffrey-How wonderful it has been to see you grow from Fr. year to now. I admire the way that you care for all of your people
Jeffrey, you are such a delight! You bring your big smile and kind personality into every room you enter. I appreciate you working hard, trying your best and persisting. You have the graces and the support for a bright future.
Lucas! You’ve done such a great job with your goals this year!
Lucas, I truly enjoyed having you in my English class last year and I’m so proud of you for realizing your goals. Congratulations!
Sam – Love the energy and fun you brought to AP Lit and you knew from the start to embed your quotes so good job on that! Thanks for bringing the smiles to 6th period. Good luck to you!
Samantha! It’s been so good to have you in both APUSH and Civics. Sorry our semester got cut short…your enthusiasm and engagement is so impressive. Keep it up!!! All the best as you move on to your next adventure!
Alexa – I have so appreciated all your hard work in physics this year – it has not gone unnoticed. Can’t wait to hear what the future has in store for you. 🙂
Oh my gosh, Bowling will not be the same without your infections positivity!! “Tha was Bad!!” (HA!!!) I wish you the best as you move on to WSU!!!
Lauren – it’s been a pleasure to get to know you this year in physics – your positive energy and good cheer is contagious. I look forward to hearing about all your adventures down the road! 🙂
Lauren, We had such a fun time cooking together last year with our wacky class didn’t we? You always brought your enthusiasm and smile every time you walked in the door. I will never forget how caring, kind and helpful you were with me and your classmates. I see a very bright future for you. Take Care, Chef D
Correos, Christian Jared
CJ, walking down the hall won’t be the same without your hellos. I will miss them but think you will bring great joy to others with a whole new set of folks to say hi to… be good. -Mr. Youmans
CJ – I really appreciated having you in class. You always went out of your way to say hello. Your commitment to doing your best work was impressive. Best of luck to you! Mrs. Mann
Nicole- it was such a pleasure to have you in class. Don’t doubt your abilities and always keep dancing!
Nicole – thanks for the excellent year in physics. I have appreciated all your hard work and dedication to your learning. I also especially admire your individuality and comfort you shown in your own skin – these are such important skills to have. Can’t wait to hear about your next big adventure. 🙂
Grace! Thanks for the great year in physics. I appreciated all your hard work and good cheer. Best of luck with your next adventure! 🙂
Grace, Ok, Ok, I know I’m a friend of your mother! However, I truly feel like you have gone out of your way to be nice to me – that doesn’t always happen for an assistant principal. Thank you for your constant smile in the hallways. You are one of the those people who goes out of their way to make others comfortable – what a gift! You will be missed! Ms. Swanson
Terray! Shorewood will miss your smiles and positive attitude!
Terray, your determination and positive attitude are inspiring! Wishing you all the best in your future.
Cruz Lopez, Griselda
Griselda! I remember your great work and helpful nature in Biology! I wish you the very best as you graduate, and I’m sure you will do great things!
Oh Griselda, I am missing you! I am still saving architectural magazines for you, and I think about you every time one is in my mailbox. Your confident and thoughtful contributions to class discussions, and your positive attitude and hard work inspired me every day. I know you will have a wonderful future!
Rosita, you have a great mind, a kind and thoughtful heart, and a strength that flows from within you. I’m excited to see how you will continue to grow and stretch yourself as a young adult. Dream big, work hard, and make good things happen. Mrs. Owen
Rosita, it was great working with you as a freshman in math. I always appreciated how caring you were for those around you and how you stayed positive in class. Thank you for everything you did and I wish you the best going forward!
Chris, when I think about what I want my best students to be like you are what comes to mind. You are inquisitive, caring, and clever. You are passionate about learning and a friend to all. I am sure you will go on to do great things.
Chris, you brought so much fun and laughter to my classroom, while also pushing yourself, your friends, and even me to learn more. I’m so glad we were able to share Pi and Parks & Rec references before you take the world by storm. – HL
Stephen, I will always remember your smile! You have such a genuinely positive, fun personality that always brought light to my classroom. Keep smiling, son.
Stephen – You are one of those people who always has a smile on their face and a positive thing to say. I haven’t had the pleasure of working with you in a classroom, but I’ve always enjoyed our interactions in the hallways and commons. All the best! Ms. Swanson
Vicki! I will miss your beautiful colored drawings, and I have really enjoyed reading your work in this online time! I wish you well as you go forward!
Vicki – you are caring and creative. I am so glad that I got to have you in class. You also are great with cosplay! Best of luck! Mrs. Mann
Kallon – it’s been a pleasure to have you in APPY2 this year – I have appreciated all your hard work and effort! Can’t wait to hear about your next adventure. 🙂
I will miss your questions, curiosity and your sense of humor. Congratulations!
Thank you for bringing your lived experience, your culture, your passion — your whole self — to my classroom. I feel lucky to have had you there before you went to Running Start. Congratulations on your graduation, and best wishes as you move forward.
Tabitha – It has been so nice getting to know you over the past two years and helping you with RS. You have worked so hard and done an amazing job. I wish you the best in all your future plans.
Abraham – it has been such a pleasure to have you in physics this year – your hard work and dedication has truly been extraordinary. Can’t wait to hear about your next adventure! 🙂
Pleasure to have you as a student. You are always willing to help and to get the work done. These are 2 traits that will serve you well in a successful future I know you will have. Proudlove
Oh Fraol! How we miss your greetings! Your willingness to step up will continue to open doors for you.
Fraol, I will never forget your wit and *stubbornness* when stopping a Chemistry lesson to ask questions until you understood. You pointed out to others that you were more concerned with your learning than your letter grade and that’s something other students needed to hear. I am so excited to see where you are headed in this world and I am so very proud of you!
Andrew! Great job this year, keep up the great work!
Andrew, I don’t think I could be more proud of the transformation that you’ve gone through in the past 3.5 years that I’ve known you. Look at what you’ve done! This is a clear indication that there is nothing that can hold you down in life. You determine your own outcome, so go out into the world, travel it, learn from it, make a version of it that you can be proud of. And keep me posted on how you’re progressing! U RoK! – Mr Ballew
Ynah, what a great mind for history you have- I have loved seeing your genuine interest in learning about the history of this country and your compassionate encouragement of others in class. Your global perspective helped everyone become a more informed person! Here’s to a lifetime of learning!
You are just the sweetest! You’ve made such a big transition this year and seemed to have done it always with a smile on your face. Thankful to know you this year! I’m excited to hear about all you decide to do after high school.
Hermela, I so enjoyed seeing your smile back in English 11! Thank you for your hard work and persistence in class. You are an ambitious student who is an interested and interesting person. Congratulations on your graduation! You will go far in the world.
Hermela – your empathy and care for others is amazing. It’s clear when you ask how someone is doing that you truly care about their answer. I’m so glad to have gotten to know you and I believe your compassion and resiliency will carry you on to the next stage in life.
Riley – I loved talking with you this year in AP Lit. Good job hanging in there even when things got a little overwhelming. Hope you are back in the roller derby rink soon! Good luck to you!
Riley – you are so thoughtful and bring such a great perspective to class. Thanks for surviving one of the craziest APES classes ever. I’m glad I got to be your teacher. Congratulations!
Molly – It has been so much fun getting to know you as I have helped you with RS. I wish you all the best in your future plans!
Molly – Your dedication and focus, to your schooling and goals are so admirable. You are awesome! Best wishes.
Millie – I’m so glad our paths crossed last semester in Civics! It was nice having our early morning chats as you were one of the few students who regularly stopped in before class began at 7:50! I’m hope you’re enjoying the extra sleep. All the best to you! Ms. Kim
Millie, I really appreciated how funny you were in Algebra 1. There is no one I have ever met who talked about Supernatural as much as you. I can’t tell you how many times you made made my day. Don’t lose your dry sense of humor. Best of luck to you in all of your future endeavors!
Alexander – thanks for the great year in APPY2 – your hard work and dedication has been awesome to behold. Can’t wait to hear about your next adventure. 🙂
You have a quiet fortitude about you and are so kind. We will miss you at SW! Congratulations!
Brian – it’s been such a pleasure to have you in physics this year! Your hard work and dedication is going to take you far. Can’t wait to hear about your adventures at WSU. 🙂
Brian – It has been such a pleasure to have you in Cuisines this semester. Your willingness to jump in on any task from camera man to fellow classmate coach was a privilege to watch. Good Luck at WSU, I know you will go far!
Robbie, I am sad that I never had you in a class but you were instrumental in my first year back with SAS Nest Broadcasts! I feel privileged to watch you swim as well. Good luck to whatever you endeavor to do!
Robbie Bobbie, Man you’re going to be so missed in robotics. Your ability to get people excited to do the smallest tasks was outstanding. You’re a born teacher; I can see it. My fondest memory is when I got the teacher of the year award and you made the group of people gathered do a robotics cheer. Still brings tears to my eyes man. You’re the best and your future will be outstanding for sure.
Ellsworth! It’s been a pleasure to have you in physics this year – I will miss your quick smile and wit. Can’t wait to hear about your next adventure! 🙂 Leah – thanks so much for being part of yearbook and for working so hard to make the best book possible. I enjoyed having you in class. Love your sense of humor. Now, where can I buy your jewelry?! Congrats on your graduation!! Have a wonderful summer, and stay in touch! – Moquin
Leah – Your “quiet” but self-assured presence at SW has been a gift to all of us – students and staff. You have always been willing to go the extra mile to do something well or help someone out. As you know, I will NEVER forget your wonderful way of dealing with your LINKee’s in my SAS class. You will be missed! Ms. Swanson
Aisha – thanks for the great year in physics – I have so appreciated your quiet determination, hard work, and good cheer. Best of luck with your next adventure! 🙂
Aisha, you joined my Algebra 2 class midyear and immediately elevated the level of dialog in class. I was so impressed with your tenacity and talent. I wish you the best of luck in the future!
What a pleasure to have you in class. The future is open for you, now go out there and find your passion and you will be a success.
Sophie, all the way back to English 9H, you showed yourself to be focused on hard work and creativity in everything you did! Your ability to take on difficulties with equanimity and kindness to others was an inspiration to everyone. I know that you will continue to be successful in your next chapter of life. Congratulations on graduation!
Preston! Thanks for the fantastic year in APPY2 – I have so appreciated all your hard work and dedication you bring to your learning. I look forward to hearing about your big adventures down the road! 🙂
Preston – You have been an amazing and involved member of the class of 2020! From being a freshman senator to working on the homecoming backdrops, and your involvement in the drumline (my favorite). Keep being involved and doing great things!
Erik – I’m constantly impressed more and more by you every day. Starting out mid-year as an officer, and eventually becoming the senior class president. Then you surprise me by showing up on the Character Strong posts sharing your story. You are a constant inspiration and will do GREAT things in your future!
Erik – Your impeccable leadership throughout your high school career has been crucial to the success of the class of 2020. Continue to use those skills, and you are going to do great things!
Aaron – I have seen you pull yourself up by your bootstraps and accomplish more than you thought you could. Don’t ever forget that. Your patience, empathy and focus will take you far.
Aaron – Congratulations. You are kind and intelligent. I wish you many wonderful adventures in life.
Daniel, it was great having you this year in Calculus. You’re super smart and diligent and a joy to get to know! Thanks for making our mornings super fun! 🙂
Daniel, Thank you for choosing two cooking classes for electives during your time at SW. It was truly my pleasure cooking with you. Your maturity and drive for team success did not go unnoticed….best to you Daniel. Chef D
Sydney – thanks for the excellent year in physics. I have appreciated all you hard work and quiet determination. Best of luck with your next adventure! 🙂
Sydney, thanks for all your hard work. Your quiet and calm demeanor is nice and appreciated. We all need that in our lives and you provide that balance to others. Best of luck to you!
Isaiah – so glad to have crossed paths with you during SAS. I always appreciated that you used that time to chat with Devin and others, so there wasn’t an eerie silence in the room. I wish you all the best in whatever lies ahead for you. Ms. Kim
I appreciated the title “captain.” You brought a lot of positive energy to our learning community. All the best to you!
Daniel – thanks for the great year in physics. I have appreciated all your dedication and hard work – you are a Physics Olympics stalwart! Best of luck with your next big adventure.
You have a mind for science and logic. Never stop asking questions, wherever life takes you. Congratulations!
Jazzy, great job this year with your goals!
Jazzy, I’m so proud of you! You did it! I appreciated all your effort in my English class last year. You advocated for yourself and did a great job. Congratulations!
AJ – Great to have you on Kolus if only for a little bit. Good luck to you! Love your positive attitude and how quickly you caught on. Keep writing! You’re good at it.
AJ, although we didn’t cross paths too often throughout your four years it was always a pleasure seeing you. Whether your path takes you to playing octoball, frisbee golf, or a water slide best of luck in all that you do. You’re awesome!
Luis – I enjoyed having you in Geometry as a Sophomore. You have a great sense of humor and use it in a respectful way. I also enjoyed seeing your try many activities in your HS career. keep searching for what is right for you.
Luis- what a treat to get you for 2 years! Your kindness and humor really carried me through some days. I love that you care so much about social justice, about running for office in Civic Mirror, about other students. Use the world as your classroom and keep on learning for the rest of your life! May many good adventures come your way!
Martina, I appreciate how genuine, honest and fun you are. I enjoyed getting to know you this year in class, and will miss talking with you! Best wishes for the future!
Martina – I enjoyed having you in Biology! You worked so hard and even managed to have fun with your friends. You make me smile! Best of luck! Mrs. Mann
Parker, thank you for being such an outgoing and great discussion generator in class. I especially remember you sharing your short story during our class- even reading it aloud to us! Your creativity and willingness to go outside your comfort zone made the year so fun!
Parker- you are such a smart and thoughtful young woman. Your ability to analyze the big issues was so clear in US History. I love that you really care about justice, about others, about what is right. I hope you have a chance to continue the quest for knowledge and learning for the rest of your life! Thanks for your crazy sense of humor!
Elle, I am so excited for your future! You are so kind and hardworking, and that will serve you well. Thank you for being a great role model in class! I really enjoyed getting to know you this year and appreciate how grounded you are. Congratulations!
Elle! Thanks for the excellent year in physics. I have so appreciated your hard work and good cheer you brought to each class. Can’t wait to hear about your next big adventure! 🙂 AB