Off to the Murray/Nyland press conference this morning at Madrona K-8.
And speaking of Madrona, there is to be a meeting next Wed, the 21st for "future families" for the to-be-reopened Meany Middle School at the Miller Community Center at 7 p.m.
Meany Middle School will house both general education and Spectrum programs. ALL students who live within the reference areas of Montlake, Stevens, Lowell, McGilvra, Madrona, Leschi and John Muir Elementary schools (including those in 7th and 8th grades) will be assigned to attend Meany in 2017. This means that current 5th graders will start at Meany in 8th grade. When it opens, Meany will have around 700 students, and it is projected that Meany will eventually house up to 850 students, allowing the school district to be able to serve the increasing number of school-age children in central Seattle and alleviating the current overcrowding at Washington Middle School.
For questions contact Jennifer Emrich (Montlake & Garfield parent), firstname.lastname@example.org
Event next week not to be missed - Thursday, Jan. 22nd at 7 pm in the Quincy Jones Auditorium at Garfield High, 1968 Olympic bronze medalist, John Carlos, will be speaking on a community panel about the current Black Lives Matter movement. The panel also includes Garfield teacher/activist, Jesse Hagopian.
Arizona has become the first state in the country to require students to pass part of the U.S. Citizenship test on civics in order to graduate. Their law requires students to get 60 (out of 100) questions right. I'm not sure passing this test will make anyone a better citizen but we need better informed citizens.
What's on your mind?