Didn't want these good news items to get lost in the Open Thread section.
Lafayette is putting on the musical The Music Man. Here's an article (and cute-as-a-button photo) from the West Seattle Herald.
From the Times, Denny International Middle School principal, Jeff Clark, has won the Thomas B. Foster Award for outstanding leadership. This comes from the Alliance for Education and he will receive a $50k grant.
Clark said he plans to use the $50,000 prize to buy one book for every student to recognize their hard work, to purchase musical instruments, and to start an endowment fund that can be used to help pay field-trip or other fees.
I heard Clark speak the other night at the 34th District Democrats meeting. He said, "I have my dream job." It got a big round of applause. He was there to explain how important the Families and Education levy is to his school. He is one of the best principals this district has and he deserves this honor.
From the district, Aki Kurose Middle School Academy is going to be taking a "Neighborhood Walk" today to build relationships with neighbors and businesses. This is a great idea so that the kids know who lives around their school (and hopefully build some respect for the neighborhood their school sits in) and for the community see the kids as young people working towards a goal.
What good news have you heard?