A short week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. No school for elementary and K-8 students for Parent-Teacher conferences (really? three whole days).
Enrollment Services close at noon on Wednesday and one-hour early dismissal on Wednesday for all students.
Community meeting with Director Patu on Saturday the 24th from 10 am to noon at Caffe Vita, 5028 Wilson Avenue S.
I missed this but the district received in October- via the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity - a new Upward Bound Math-Science grant from the DOE.
The five-year, $1.25 million grant is designed to help low-income and
first-generation students succeed in high school and pursue
post-secondary degrees, especially in science, technology, engineering
and math (STEM) fields.
UBMS will serve 65 students at Seattle’s Chief Sealth, Cleveland and
Franklin high schools and is a sister program to OMA&D’s existing Upward Bound
program that assists nearly 80 students at the same schools.
Over two-thirds of the students at these schools qualify for free or
reduced lunch, almost a quarter higher than the rest of the city and
UBMS will include a six-week Summer Academy on the UW campus that
simulates college and provides an integrated curriculum. A college-level
STEM lecture course will be taught by UW faculty and supported by quiz
sections and hands-on lab activities. Students will gain research
experience working with scientists and researchers, and learn to analyze
and communicate their findings. The curriculum will be enhanced by
collaboration with UW departments and other partners including the
Microsoft IT Academy.
During the school year, students will have weekly one-to-one contact
with UBMS staff. Each student will undertake comprehensive needs
assessment and career interest inventories that form the basis of
Individual Student Learning Plans. Students also have continuous access
to online resources and the ability to track their progress and
communicate with UW UBMS staff via a secure learning environment.
Tutoring and academic support services are provided, including
assistance in meeting graduation requirements, test preparation
workshops and course selection for college admission into STEM majors.
Seniors receive help in choosing and applying to colleges, financial
literacy, and applying for financial aid and scholarships. Students also
attend career exploration workshops, field trips and cultural
I'm a little surprised Rainier Beach wasn't included in this group of schools especially when Cleveland already has a STEM program for its students.