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            SSHS PIC Newsletter

March 2018

In This Issue
Quick Links
Parent Resources
Dates to Remember
3/7-8 - HS Choir Concert

3/7, 5pm - College Planning for Juniors 

3/9 - National Honor Society Event

3/10 - 8 am - SAT

3/13, 4-8:30pm - Alive at 25 class

3/14-15 - Parent Teacher Conferences

3/14, 6pm - Senior College Planning Night

3/15 - NO SCHOOL

3/16 - NO SCHOOL

3/19 - NO SCHOOL

3/30 - CMC Presentation

4/4 - PIC Meeting 12pm

4/5-6, 13 -14 - HS Play and Musical

4/23 - 27 - SPRING BREAK

5/7-17 AP Testing

5/12 - Prom

5/25 - Seniors Last Day

6/2 - Graduation

Dear Steamboat Springs High School Parents and Friends,

As a piece of trivia, we added an old logo from SSHS above. The Tread of Pioneers is digitizing all SSHS yearbooks going back to 1912. Check out the photos here and if you can help them find yearbooks from 1913, 1915, 1916, 1919, 1920-1922, 1925-1945, 1949; I am sure they would appreciate your help.

We are sure you all can relate, this month both Steph and Robin are traveling, and because we could not locate a replacement facilitator, we decided to cancel this month's PIC meeting. We will resume for our April 4th meeting when our focus will be on drug use and teens.

In the meantime, we want to alert you to a few things.  One, vaping and 'JUULing' are becoming more and more popular and the tobacco industry has done an excellent job messaging that these forms of "smoking" are safer than cigarettes. Per recent research, this claim is completely false. Please watch these two videos,  'JUULing': The dangerous trend gaining steam among teens and another from a Colorado pediatrician, Pediatrician calls vaping a plague upon the teenage landscape, that explains how dangerous it is for teens to "JUUL" or Vape. They detail just how rapidly addicting this form of smoking is, and the harmful substances kids are ingesting through these devices. Please share with your teen. Two, to keep you informed on teen issues, we continue to post articles and videos on our Facebook page and webpage. Please let us know if there are other issues you want us to track.

Also this month are parent teacher meetings on March 14th and 15th, please be sure to sign up starting this Wednesday, March 7th at 8:00am through  Pick-a-Time .  As the PIC, we also provide meals for the teachers and staff, please help us make the teachers feel special by bringing in some food, the sign up can be found here.

Please join us for our next PIC meeting,  Wednesday, April 4, 12-1pm in the SSHS media center. We plan to have a speaker to talk about marijuana, "Juuling", vaping and other addictions facing our teens. 
We are a drop-in group, no membership or commitment required. Just come and learn.

Thanks so much for all of your support. 

Stephanie Smith and Robin Schepper
SSHS co-chairs

    Principal's Report
Message from Principal Taulman:

Parent teacher conferences will be from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM Wednesday, March 14 and 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday, March 15.  As our enrollment continues to grow at the high school, this year we are at 95% capacity, we try create more opportunities for parents to meet with teachers during conferences.  To give more opportunity for parents / guardians that may not have been able to schedule a conference we are expanding our drop in times during conferences.  Drop in conference times will be from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM and 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 15.  If you were not able to get a scheduled appointment, please take advantage of the drop in time to meet with your students teachers.  

    Counselor's Report
You can see the full counselor's report here, some of the highlights include:
  • March 7th, 5-6:15 pm - College Planning for Juniors - how to start thinking about college, what you need, how to research colleges and more.
  • March 14th,  6:00 pm - College Planning Night for Seniors - learn about financial aid, housing, transcripts and more.

   Alive at 25
The next class will be March 13, 2018, from 4:00 to 8:30 at the High School.  The next class will take place in  early May, and there will be five or six classes during the summer, most of which will be in August before school starts.

Students can register for the classes at or by calling the Denver office at  720 269 4046.   Cost of the class is $39.00 and Grand Futures has provided some funds for students who need help with the cost.  If a student needs this assistance they need to contact Dennis Hensen.

Please note that in order to park on campus, students must take the Alive at 25 class and must complete an application in order to get the parking permit.

  National Honor Society Event
The SSHS National Honor Society is bringing Tracy Gray, a Hypnotist/Comedic entertainer to Steamboat High School, Friday, March 9th at 6:30 pm in the school auditorium. Everyone is welcome! Click here for show clips.  Tickets are $20, but all proceeds go to charity/nonprofit organizations. Please join us and spread the word to other parents and Steamboat families. Click here to purchase tickets.
  2018-2019 Registration
Hopefully, your children have met with their counselors to register for next year's classes. If not, make sure they do it soon, since the deadline ends this week.
 Recent Articles - Parenting Teens
Free Money for Our Schools
Shop City Market and Help SSHS!!
Help our school, our students, our clubs and organizations by signing up for City Market Community Rewards. Shop at City Market or any Kroger store, swipe your Value Card, and City Market/Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchases to SSHS . These monies then go back to our students, clubs and classrooms. Just register your City Market /Kroger card and designate Steamboat Springs High School "PIC" as the beneficiary. This does not interfere with your gas points or other City Market programs.
**Please note, you need to re-register your City Market card on their website every year, beginning December 1.  
T o register, go to    and click on Enroll Now.   You can register your card by entering either the reward card number, or by entering the Alternate ID number - the phone number that you enter when checking out at City Market.  Then be sure to select Steamboat Springs High School "PIC". And pass this on to all friends and relatives that shop at any Kroger store across the country!!
Your participation in this program will help fund SSHS clubs, events, teacher requests, school requests and so much more. 
Please register your card today!!
School Days from AmeriGas Propane will give our school money for books, computers, sporting equipment, art materials, etc.  Save your AmeriGas Propane receipts, bring them to school, and drop them in the Box Tops box located in the front of the school. It is that easy!
Get the Scoop in Person
Please join us the first Wednesday  that school is in session each month at 12:00 p m  in the Media Center and learn about the many different ways you can be involved.   If you like the information in this newsletter, there's even more at the meeting.  We'd love to have you!

Steph Smith and Robin Schepper
SSHS PIC Co-Chairs