CPPS Annual Meeting: "What's Up with Middle School Education in Seattle Public Schools?" Panel & Discussion
Wednesday, April 30
Meany Middle School
CPPS Annual Meeting: 6:30 - 7:00pm
Middle School Panel: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Why do we find the middle school years so educationally challenging? What do we really want? Join us...
We know that some district middle schools are considered "good," popular alternatives and others are not; some folks shy from the public middle schools altogether. What's up? What is present or lacking in Seattle Public Middle Schools?
The panel includes:
Ruth Medsker, SPS Middle Schools Director
Bob Vaughan, Director for Advanced Learning
Princess Shareef, Meany Middle School Principal
Michael Tolley, High Schools Director
Several involved middle school parent advocates
Questions & Answers about the Seattle Public Schools Enrollment System/Process
Many people are confused and frustrated about school enrollment. In order to help, CPPS is hosting a meeting for parents and caregivers to get info and answers from Seattle Public Schools Enrollment & Planning Manager, Tracy Libros. Join us!
Thursday, May 1, 7 to 8:30pm, John Stanford Center
School choice: Fact or Fiction?
How does the school assignment process work? Why did I get a school I didn't choose? Tie-breakers: what are they and how do they work? Waiting lists: Does my child have a chance of getting in? How do they work? How/when/why should parents inform schools if their child will not be attending? School enrollment for 2008/09 is happening now. Wait lists begin to move May 1! Come learn how the system works, ask questions about your child's enrollment or find out how to be prepared for next year.
For more information, see the CPPS newsletter.
These are exactly the kind of parent-driven, community-driven opportunities for discussion and involvement that I believe our district needs (and that we have talked about on this blog).
Please show up in large numbers to make the most of these opportunities.