Reports of shots fired in the Ballard High neighborhood this morning led to a brief shelter in place at the school. SPD investigated around the area and could find nothing. I tried to find out if the shelter in place was at Salmon Bay as well but could not reach Communications for verification.
In other big news in the district:
Seattle’s music programs have won a lot of well-deserved awards, but a Grammy? It could happen.
Beth Fortune, who teaches Orchestra and Eclectic Strings at Washington
Middle School is one of only 25 semi-finalists nationwide for the 2015
Grammy Music Educator Award. She was selected from 7,000 applicants.
Ten finalists will be announced in December, and the winner will be announced during Grammy week in February 2015.
The nine finalists will each receive a $1,000 honorarium, and the schools of all 10 finalists also will receive matching grants.
Google announced the winners of their Science Fair and they were three teenaged girls from Ireland.
Another teenager, Joshua Wong from Hong Kong, is leading the fight for democracy there.
Mr. Wong emerged as a figure in Hong Kong’s activist circles two years ago, when he rallied students against a government plan to introduce “patriotic education” in schools, attacking it as a means of Chinese Communist Party indoctrination.
There are no Director community meetings on Saturday.
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