Interesting SPS news from the Times - the new Student Assignment Plan is slowly showing the changing demographics in SPS. Alki, Arbor Heights, McClure, Sacajawea and Gatewood are more white and McGilvra, Leschi and North Beach have become more diverse. Interesting but not surprising.
Heads up - the Seattle Public Libraries are shut down next week to cut costs. That's Monday, August 27th to Sunday, Sep. 2nd.
SPS staff take an unpaid furlough day on Wednesday, August 29th.
- Christopher King, a media literacy/TV production teacher at Whitman
Middle School, has won a screenwriting award for the third year in a row
in the 2012 Pacific Northwest Writers Association's Literary Contest. Congrats, Mr. King!
- Cathi Rodgveller, a career counselor at Seattle Public Schools and
founder of IGNITE (Inspiring Girls
Now in Technology Evolution) won the Anita Borg Social Impact
Award in August for her accomplishments and contributions to women in
award honors someone who has an impact on the lives of women – and has
made a significant impact on the design and use of technology. She will
receive the award in a ceremony Oct. 4 in Baltimore, Maryland.
IGNITE is a Seattle based non-profit organization with more than 10
years of history showing young girls the possibilities represented by
careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
- Planned to coincide with Teacher Appreciation Month, in May, Ivar’s
ninth annual Teacher of the Year contest had many nominations submitted
by kindergartners through eighth-graders. Everyone had a favorite
teacher, but only one could be “the best!”
After sifting through hundreds of nominations, William Levin of Hamilton
International Middle School, nominated by sixth-grade student Henry
Meyerson, was the winner.
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