Threads to come - are the school funding numbers a Brad Bernatek kind of issue (meaning, the district has them wrong) or deliberate subterfuge? What do these midterm elections mean for the state of public education in the U.S.A?
Next major drop of ballot counts for I-1351 is about 4:30 pm today.
OSPI reports that more Washington students are taking the SAT, PSAT and AP tests, across all racial subgroups.
The state’s student performance remained relatively strong. SAT and PSAT
saw a slight downturn in overall scores, but the number of AP scores of
at least “3” — the score needed to earn college credit — increased 5.7
I haven't watched this but there's a "Conversation with the Superintendent" at the district's channel. It appears this will be a regular feature and you can submit questions.
Viewers are invited to submit questions for the Superintendent by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (please put “Conversation” in the subject line) or tweet @seapubschools #conversation
Congrats to those filmmakers out at Ballard for their continued success at various film competitions.
This month, three short films by students from the Ballard High School
Digital Filmmaking Program were winners at Fresh Film Northwest. This
competitive regional festival is coordinated by the Northwest Film
Center in Portland, Oregon. It accepts entries from filmmakers ages 13
to 19 in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Only 10 films
were winners at this year’s festival.
This is the tenth year in a row that students from Ballard’s Digital Filmmaking Program have been winners at the event.
- Air Pressure by Coleman Andersen, Leo Pfeifer & Josh Vredevoogd, is about a disaster at the World Balloon Animal Championship. This film has already won numerous other prizes.
- Clipped Wings by Coleman Andersen, Duncan Gowdy & Leo Pfeifer about the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay scouts/leaders.
- Raven Rock by Rachel Cole, Jaya Flanary & Meagen Tajalle. It concerns a
treatment program that pairs survivors of childhood abuse with abused
horses for mutual healing.
Saturday Community Meetings
Director Carr - 8:30-10:00 am at Bethany Community Church
Director McLaren - 11:00 am-12:30 pm at High Point Branch Library
What's on your mind?