Lots of news:
- the Rainier Beach PTSA is being honored with one of twelve Champion of Change awards next Friday at the White House. From RBHS PTSA:
We will travel to Washington,
DC and stand together as we accept one of the
most significant public honors for this community in some time.
Recipients of this award will enjoy a guided tour of the East Wing,
Policy briefing, lunch, Champion of Change event, photo opportunity and
story featured on the White House website.
Yes, yes and yes! Congrats to those wonderful leaders at RBHS, Carline Brown, Rita Green and LaCretiah Claytor. This is how we get it done.
- it looks like Bryant has posted its teacher list at The Source. Check it for your teachers as well.
- from the Columbia Legal Services, the number of homeless students in Washington State has gone up by 19% in 2010-2011. All but nine counties have a greater than 2% population. Almost a third are in rural areas. Over the last four years, most counties have seen student homelessness go up by more than 50%. (And note: charters also underserve this group of students as well as Special Ed and ELL students.)
- From the district, an announcement that tomorrow, August 1st, there is a Green event at Denny/Sealth joining the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, WA Green Schools, SPS, Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Storm. Volunteers and students will join Superintendent Banda, former Seahawks Forey Duckett and Kerry Carter, Mariners pitchers Lucas Luetge and Steve Delabar, Camille Little and Svetlna Abrosimova from the Storm and former Sounders' defender, Taylor Graham to work on the Joan Allen Memorial Garden.
10 am to noon - work party
10:45-11:45 am - Banda and athletes will be working
noon - Zero waste lunch served
1 pm - event concludes
Thank you to sponsors Skanska, Vulcan, McKinstry, Cedar Grove Composting and Washington Green Schools.
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