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    The end of the year is fast approaching!! The last day of school is June 16, which is an early dismissal day! Students, especially graduating Seniors, please turn in all Library Books and pay any fines that may be due. For more information contact your instructor or Debbie Center.

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  • Inter-zone and Inter-district Information

    Any students falling into the interzone/interdistrict catecory, please complete the appropriate form and return to Debbie Center before the end of the year. For more information please CLICK HERE.

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    Summer Break is just 30 school days away!! There is still plenty to do in that time. Seniors have their Exit Interviews coming up! They will need a resume’ to present to the panel and each student will be expected to answer a minimum of 4 – 15 questions. Students needing more information and an Exit Interview packet, please see your instructors. Students don’t forget that you will need to turn in all books and please take care of any fines that you might have. Seniors’ will need to clear any fines before they can receive their diploma. Students planning on taking Summer School classes, please see your instructors or counselors. These few weeks are going to fly by, so don’t let it catch you by surprise! If you have any questions please contact your instructors or Debbie Center at 360-709-7761.

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    The votes are in!! The SecOps staff would like to announce the 3rd Quarter "Students of the Quarter"! The SecOps instructors choose one student per quarter, those students are chosen based on their attendance, grades, behavior and work ethic. The chosen students will be announced at the end of each quarter and at that time they will receive a "Hard Work Cafe' " t-shirt and a certificate for their efforts. The 3rd Quarter "Students of the Quarter" are: Donnavan Bruce, chosen by Rebecca Halbert, Renee Hooker, chosen by Jeanette Holocher, Ryan Packer, chosen by Thatcher Wood, Kayli-Anne McReynolds, chosen by Tim Voie, and Heather MacMillan chosen by Mike Stuck. Congratulations to you all, you've done a great job!!

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    Parents, Friends, Guardians and Graduating Students - It's time to start thinking about Secondary Options' Graduation! The commencement this year will take place Monday, June 13th, in the Performing Arts Center, at the south side of Black Hills High School, located at 7741 Littlerock Road. We are asking seniors to arrive no later than 6:15 PM, so the ceremony will start promptly at 7:00 PM. This ceremony is open to all that want to attend, and we encourage you to invite and bring as many friends and family members as you want to celebrate this event. Secondary Options does not order or sell invitations, but we will be more than happy to help students design their own. Kinko’s also can be helpful with this. All graduating seniors must meet the following requirements before a student is permitted by district rules to be involved in graduation exercises. They must earn 22 specific credits, 30 hours of community service, pass state exams in reading, writing, science, and algebra or geometry as well as complete an exit interview. If students or parents have questions about these requirements, please call me, and we can either discuss it on the phone or arrange a time to meet. Un-returned books or fines will not prevent one from participating, but it will hold up the actual delivery of the diploma. Seniors should remember to purchase and pick up their cap and gowns at Secondary Options. The price of the cap and gowns are $30.00, and they will arrive the first week in May. If you have any questions, contact Debbie Center at 709-7760. After the commencement, there will be a short reception across the courtyard in the Secondary Options school facility. There will be cake and punch as well as an opportunity for seniors to be photographed with family members, friends and peers. In the past, this has been an event not to be missed, so be sure to set aside Monday, June 13th, 2016 for this special occasion. If you have any questions, please call me at 360-709-7760.

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  • Spring Break is Almost Here!!

    Friday, April 1st is the last day of school before Spring Break, and it's also an early release day! Classes end at 12:45 on April 1st and will resume on Aprill 11th. Everyone have a fun and safe Spring Break!!

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  • Announcing the 2nd Quarter - Students of the Quarter!

    It’s time to announce the 2nd Quarter, “Students of the Quarter”. The students are chosen based on their attendance, grades, behavior and work ethic. The following students have been chosen as the 2nd Quarter Students of the Quarter, by the Secondary Options Instructors, and those students are: Eli Cnossen, chosen by Rebecca Halbert, Cody Kissner, chosen by Jeanette Holocher, Brittney Krall, chosen by Michael Stuck, Isiah Morris, chosen by Tim Voie, Eddie Miller, chosen by Thatcher Wood, and Brycen Moltman chosen by David Virak. Congratulations to all the 1st Quarter “Students of the Quarter”. You’ve all done a great job!!

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    The Early Dismissal Bell Schedule for March 16th, 17th and 18th is as follows: Period #1 - 7:40 - 8:02, Period #2 - 8:06 - 8:29, Period #3 - 8:33 - 8:56, Period #4 - 9:00 - 9:23, Period #5 - 9:27 - 9:50, Period #6 - 9:54 - 10:15

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    Testing time again!! Writing HSPE, 10:30 Tuesday March 15th, Writing (day 2) HSPE, 10:30 Wednesday March 16th, Reading HSPE, 10:30 Thursday March 17th.

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    It's time to Spring Ahead!! Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday March 13th!!

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