From SPS Communications:
Ingraham High hosting Seattle Unified Soccer League kickoff Saturday
On Saturday, March 29, Ingraham High School will host opening ceremonies
to officially kick off the 2014 Unified Soccer Seattle season. Unified
Soccer is an inclusive sports program for ages 8-21 that combines
athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners
(those without intellectual disabilities) on the same team for training
7:30 a.m. – Arrive and team check-in
8:15 a.m. – Spirit Rally in the gymnasium
8:45 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies (see speaker schedule below)
9:20 a.m. – March to the Match on the outdoor field
9:30 a.m. – Warm-ups and youth soccer clinic
9:45 a.m. – Unified Soccer games
Ingraham High School, 1819 N. 135th, Seattle
(Festivities begin in the gymnasium and move to the outdoor field)
Counselor to be honored April 8 with '2014 Unsung Hero Award'
Cathi Rodgveller, a School to Work counselor at Seattle Public Schools, will be honored April 8 with a 2014 Unsung Hero Award for her commitment to promoting access, equity and diversity in education and the workforce.
The Unsung Hero award is sponsored by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE).
Each year at the NAPE Professional Development Institute (PDI), it hold
an awards ceremony to recognize those who have proven they are committed
to promoting access, equity, and diversity in education and workforce
Rodgeveller, Executive Director and Founder of Inspiring Girls Now In Technology Evolution (IGNITE) has worked as a recruiter and counselor of nontraditional careers in Seattle School District.
Her mission was to boost the enrollment of girls in the construction
trades, which lead to a challenge by her director to duplicate the
success in the Information Technology classes. She then developed a
collaborative model involving schools, the IT Industry and individual
mentoring that became IGNITE!
Today, as a nonprofit, IGNITE boasts programming in schools worldwide,
educating approximately 2,000 girls every year. As a member of the
Worlds Affairs Council, Rodgeveller has 23 schools presenting IGNITE in
Africa, with 35 chapters worldwide.
Aki Kurose Middle School wins $10,000 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom 'MVP Award'
Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks have awarded Aki Kurose Middle School
with the 2013 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® “MVP Award.” Located in
Seattle’s Rainier Valley, the school will use the $10,000 grant to fund
an innovative student achievement program focused on building math
The winning program, called “Building Math Muscles,” was announced at a
March 14 luncheon at CenturyLink Field celebrating all 16 Puget
Sound-area Symetra Heroes in the Classroom winners from the 2013 NFL
Aki Kurose Principal Mia Williams was on hand to receive the $10,000
check from Jim Pirak, Symetra senior vice president, Marketing, and Mike
Flood, Seattle Seahawks vice president, Community Relations and Special
Projects. Williams was joined by Alison Torres, a Mathematics
instructor at Aki Kurose and a 2013 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom
“At Aki Kurose Middle School, we joyfully serve 750 wonderful students
in the heart of Seattle’s Rainier Valley, one of Washington’s most
diverse neighborhoods. We are keenly aware of the needs our students
bring to school and absolutely believe we can positively impact the
trajectory of their lives through a great educational experience,” said
Mia Williams, principal at Aki Kurose.
(Editor's note: Aki was using Saxon math to get these outcomes.)