From SPS Communications:
Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks honored Nathan Hale High School teacher
Doug Edelstein as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” on Sept. 18, during
a classroom presentation. Edelstein is a Social Studies instructor for
Edelstein is a remarkable individual and educator, who is celebrating
his 20th year as a teacher. He has given his heart and soul to students
at Rainier Beach High School, Cleveland High School and now Nathan Hale
High School. I have had the pleasure of working with him since 1999 and
consider him a mentor and a role model,” said Jessica Torvik, a teaching
Edelstein is one of 16 K–12 teachers across the Puget Sound area who
will be honored for educational excellence in the Symetra "Heroes in the
Classroom" program during the 2013 NFL season. Teachers are recognized
in front of their students and peers at surprise in-school
presentations, and they receive a $1,000 donation for classroom books
In addition, they receive tickets to a Seahawks home game and are
acknowledged during an on-field presentation at CenturyLink Field.
Edelstein will be recognized at the Sept. 22 game when the Seahawks take
on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
My son had Mr. Edelstein and he is indeed a fine teacher.
Seattle Public Schools is seeking nominations for its Positive Climate
and Discipline Advisory Committee to the Superintendent. The committee
advises the Superintendent specifically on matters related to positive
school climate and student discipline at SPS.
School Beat interview by School Beat host, Enrique Cerna, of Superintendent Banda.
This program will begin airing on Channel 26 and streaming on the Web at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23.
More Nathan Hale news:
Radio station KNHC C89.5 FM, operated primarily by students at Nathan Hale High School, won the Crystal Trophy for "Best Dance Station" in the country during a national radio conference last month.
KNHC C89.5 won the prestigous award over entries from major commercial
stations, including stations in the Clear Channel group and Sirrius XM.
KNHC had been nominated several times over the years, but never had won
until this year.
Congratulations to Jon McDaniel, Program Director, and the student music staff at C89.5!
Fun fact: the mighty KNHC played Lady Gaga before she was the next big thing and I believe she even visited the studio.
New salad bars at North Beach Elementary and Wedgwood:
Students at North Beach and Wedgwood elementary schools opened the
school year with its Salad Bars to Schools campaign. The event
officially marked the transition of schools from using “prepacked”
fruits and vegetables at lunchtime to offering students a full salad
The department plans to transition at least 12 additional schools this
school year from the use of prepacked fruits and vegetables to a salad
The transition was made possible by a grant secured by Nutrition Services.