Selkirk School District For Being Selected For The U.S. Department of Education
Blue Ribbon School Award. One of five schools in Washington State to receive
the award in 2018!
....STATE TRACK 2018
Parker Jenkins: 4th-100m & 7th-200m, 8th-4X400 Relay
Justin Krabbenhoft: 4th-High Jump, 8th-4X400 Relay, 9th-100m Hurdles
Steven Issakides: 4th-Javelin, 8th-High Jump, 8th-4X400 Relay, 10th-300m Hurdles
Rennie Pelkie: 8th-4X400 Relay
Makayla Foy, Osheana Fristad, Kaitlyn Chantry, & Bree Dawson finished 12th in the 4X200 Relay
2018 NE 1B All-League Team Selections!
Congratulations to Softball players Ellen Huttle and Allison Petrich,
with Honorable Mention to Emma Avey.
Congratulations to Baseball players Jay Link and Ryan Zimmerman.
Congratulations to Parker Jenkins and Whitney Dawson
for receiving the Masonic Jr. Achievement Award!
....SELKIRK BASKETBALL CHEERLEADERS
Congratulations Parker, Samantha, Brooklyn, Auburn, and Gabby for being Academic 1B State Champions!
....HS GIRLS BASKETBALL 2018
The Lady Rangers qualified for State and finished in the top 8!!
....WRESTLING - STATE 2018
Ryan Issakides - (126) 2nd in State. Ryan is the first wrestler to appear in 5 Mat Classics, because he wrestled at state as an 8th grader.
Hunter Carman - (160) 2nd in State.
Bert Burnett - (152)
Porter Carman - (106)
....VOLLEYBALL AND FOOTBALL 2017-2018
WHITNEY DAWSON and JENNA COUCH for being selected to the 2017 Volleyball All League Team.
SELKIRK VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM for receiving the WIAA Outstanding Scholastic Award (3.5 or higher team GPA average).
COACH PAM ZIMMERMAN for being selected COACH OF THE YEAR!!
JAY LINK for being selected to the 2017 Football All League 1st Team as quarterback.
TY TAYLOR - running back and HUNTER CARMAN - lineman for being selected 2017 Football All League Honorable Mention.
SELKIRK FOOTBALL TEAM for receiving the WIAA Distinguished Scholastic Award (3.0-3.49 team GPA average)
2016 EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Beginning in 1999, the Selkirk School District Board of Directors has recognized one staff member each year as “Educator of the Year”. The board makes the selection based on nominations received from students, parents, community members, and other staff. A perpetual plaque housed in the Selkirk High School trophy case contains a list of all past award winners.
The educator selected must have a reputation for professionalism and have the respect of both staff and students. The award winners are individuals that go out of their way to help others and consistently look for new ways to positively influence the lives of students.
On June 8, 2016 at an assembly with students in grades 6-12, the Superintendent Nancy Lotze announced that this year’s Educator of the Year was Cathy McGeorge, the district’s sole special education teacher. During the presentation, Mrs. McGeorge was compared to a variety of superheroes including Superman, Wonder Woman, and Elastic Girl.
Superintendent Lotze described this year’s Educator of the Year as someone who appears to be disguised as a mild, manner teacher complete with glasses, but in actuality is a hardworking superhero who works at an amazing speed, leaps tall stacks of paperwork in a single bound, and stretches herself to work with students from preschool to twelfth grade.
According to Principal Greg Goodnight, Mrs. McGeorge forms positive relationships with all students, but especially those who struggle with academics or social situations. A common theme in nominations from students included the word “help”. Helping a student provides hope and fostering hope is one of the most powerful positive impacts a teacher can make. Mrs. McGeorge’s teaching peers noted in nomination forms that “she encourages by letting students know she sees special traits such as leadership, athletic ability, kindness, and perseverance” and that Mrs. McGeorge is the first to volunteer to take on new challenges and projects.
In addition to teaching and coordinating special education programs, Mrs. McGeorge is also responsible for the Learning Assistance Program in grades 5-8 and the senior class advisor this year, helping the class conduct fundraisers and plan their senior trip which she also chaperoned. Additionally, she is the school district’s assistant high school volleyball coach and the assistant high school track coach.
....STATE WRESTLERS 2015
JUSTIN CHANTRY - 1st in State wrestling at 113 lbs.
CODY HOFFMAN - 2nd in State wrestling at 195 lbs.
RYAN ISSAKIDES - 5th in State wrestling at 105 lbs.
For the grant to buy iPads for Selkirk Students!!!
During an assembly on November 8, 2013, Principal Larry Reed and cheerleading coach, Kathy Johnson, coordinated the Selkirk Middle/High School students in an iPad-illuminated “thank you” to Dave Riggleman and Teck! Superintendent Nancy Lotze also presented Mr. Riggleman with a commemorative plaque. Through Teck’s Community Investment program, Dave Riggleman was able to access funds to purchase 85 iPad Mini units for students in grades 9-12. The existing full-size iPads, from our AP English grant last year, were then reallocated to 8th grade students creating a 1:1 learning environment for all students in grades 8-12!
Teck’s Community Investment program, under the education component, funds programs and initiatives designed to enhance access to educational resources and training opportunities, including early childhood education, primary and secondary schooling, …with particular emphasis on programs of relevance to the mining, metals and energy industries.The integration of technology will increase student engagement and application of skills important to all future student careers including communication, reading, math, science, and vocational areas! This program has the potential to change the way education looks at Selkirk and will allow the district to utilize digital learning resources that can be updated quickly and replaced at little or no cost. This amazing opportunity would not be possible without the efforts of Mr. Riggleman and the gracious donation from Teck!
....STEVEN "STEVIE" MCKENZIE
In May 2012, Steven McKenzie was selected to the WIAA Hall of Fame.
"The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Hall of Fame is organized as a means of recognizing, preserving and promoting the heritage of interscholastic activities in Washington State. Many individuals have made extraordinary contributions and have had superb accomplishments in high school sports and activities. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Hall of Fame honors the contribution and accomplishments of these individuals who are worthy of statewide recognition as examples of others to emulate."
Click Here to read Stevie's WIAA biography.
Congratulations Stevie - an honor well deserved.
....SELKIRK MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS
Washington Achievement Awards are presented to the top 5% of elementary, middle, and high schools across the state. Selkirk is proud to receive the following awards for 2012:
►Selkirk Middle School - Overall Excellence
►Selkrik High School - Outstanding Achievement
....SELKIRK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Selkirk Elementary recently received a Title I Academic Achievement Award and was honored along with 11 other schools by Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn and Governor Jay Inslee. The national awards, given through Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, recognize schools that are meeting federal Adequate Yearly Progress and Annual Measurable Objectives standards in reading and / or math, as well as closing the opportunity gaps between white students and traditionally underrepresented students. “I’m proud of all these schools,” Dorn said. “The fact that what they’ve done is being recognized on a national scale speaks very well to how they’re doing and how Washington state is doing.” Gov. Inslee praised the work coming from the schools. “These schools are doing excellent work in bridging opportunity gaps and helping students succeed,” he said. “Congratulations to each of these schools and to the teachers, school staff, parents and community members who have been such an important part of their efforts.” Click here to view the application process.