Call for volunteers for Math Olympiad, Sat. March 12

Shoreline Math Olympiad is being held on Shoreline’s campus again this year on Sat., March 12. from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This is a great community event that brings hundreds of students and their parents to our campus. Volunteer proctors are still needed!  

Training is provided the morning of the event, and volunteers do not need to know anything about math. Volunteers may be called on to read some mental math questions aloud, so volunteers do need to be able to speak in clear English. The grades of the children participating are grades 4th – 8th, and each testing room will have at least 2 proctors assigned to work as a team.

We are expecting over 700 students and need more than 50 proctors. Can you join us?  Contact Shelley Anderson at for more information. 

Request for 2015-2016 Community Book Read Nominations and Volunteers for Book Selection Committee

bookclubThe SCC Community Book Read Committee is currently in need of your assistance in choosing a book for next year.  We need book recommendations and volunteers to serve on the 2015-2016 Book Selection Committee.

Book Nominations for the 2015-2016 SCC Community Book Read are needed by Friday, April 10. Please send book nominations via email to

We are looking for books that meet the following criteria:

Content is meaningful, relevant to our lives today and would be found relatable for a variety of readers
Length of book is 250 pages or less
Book is readily available in paperback, ebook and audio

When submitting your recommendation, please include the following information for consideration by the Book Selection Committee:
Brief Bio about the Author
Brief explanation of why you are recommending the book: What makes it relevant and relatable to our lives today? Why do you think this book will stimulate interesting and in-depth discussions of the book? Why do you like this book?  (no more than 250 words)
If possible, suggest potential events that we could sponsor at SCC that relate to the book (i.e. speakers, films, presentations).
If your recommended book were chosen, would you be interested in facilitating one or more of the book discussions? Are you interested in leading or sponsoring an event? (participation is optional, not required for the adoption of the book.)
Have you used the book in one of your courses?
Are you interested in using the book in one of your courses?

The Selection Committee will consist of 5-11 representatives from faculty, staff, students and administrators of the college community. If you are interested in participating in the selection process for the 2015-2016 Community Book Read, Contact Lianne Almughirah, by Wed., April 8.

In order to streamline the process, the goal is for there to be only 3 meetings. Below is the tentative/suggested schedule of activities for the Book Selection committee:

initial meeting   (week of April 13)
read all submissions and select top 3 books (week of April 20)
each member read one of the top 3 books
committee selects final (week of May 18)
campus community informed of the 2015-16 Community Read book selection (Week of May 25)

Auto Program Needs Volunteers for A High School Event On Campus

The automotive training center is looking for volunteers to judge the Skills USA competition – an event for local high school students – that takes place on campus this Friday, January 30 in the automotive building. This super fun event starts at 8 a.m. and will last until about noon. No automotive or judging experience necessary – just a willingness to have fun with this educational event! We’ll brief the judges on all they need to know about the competition and what to look for as they monitor high school students performing specific tasks. This should be a fun event and pizza will be provided afterwards!

Please email Michael Boehm directly if you can help out!