A recap of the Curriculum and Instruction meeting to come. I perceive this is not quite the done deal it appears to be.
Got a grad? A great story asking prominent/interesting people "If I were 22 again..." Written probably for college grads but still worth letting your own graduate read. I was at a high school graduation party this weekend and told some of the kids to write a letter to themselves and open it when they are 30. One young lady said she did that in 8th grade for when she graduated from high school. She said, "I was so...bubbly and optimistic." C'mon kid, you just graduated from high school.
Speaking of graduation (and graduation parties if your child is not attending the school-sponsored all night party - highly recommended), here's a great video about driving and texting that was shown in a movie theater.
Great article in The Stranger about Nova High School. Principal Mark Perry is such a gift to this district and particularly to this school. To note:
Another example is that the Seattle Times published a list of all
the middle and high school discipline disproportionality rates a few
months ago. Only one school did not have a disproportional discipline
rate—Nova—yet no one from SPS has asked why our focus on redemptive and
restorative justice/discipline works and what it takes to make it work.
What's on your mind?