Sunday, March 20, 2016

Seattle Schools This Week

Tuesday, March 22nd
Neighbor to Neighbor program and African American Male Scholars Think Tank to inform and get feedback from students, families, school staff and community stakeholders about the African American Male Scholars Initiative, to inform recommendations to the superintendent. This is the second in the series.
7:30 p.m.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Parlor
1634 19th Ave, Seattle

Wednesday, March 23rd
Work Session- Families and Education Levy Update, 4:30-5:30pm

Oversight Work Session- Teaching & Learning Part II (Curriculum & Instruction and Highly Capable), 5:30-7:00pm* this portion has been postponed to a date to be determined. New topic to be determined.

Work Session: Program changes-process, communication, decision making (5:30-7:00PM*)
Work Session- Superintendent SMART Goal #3 (Special Education), 7:00-8:00pm


Editor's note: Put off discussion of Highly Capable, again? I'm hoping this is because directors have asked hard questions about this program.

Thursday, March 24th
24-Credit Graduation Requirement Meeting
Ballard High School, 6:30-8:00 pm

Please join us to offer your feedback on how Seattle Public Schools could best serve students under the state's new high school graduation requirements. The requirements will take effect for our current 7th graders when they enter 9th grade in 2017 but potential changes could affect current students. (There will be another meeting next week at South Lake High School.)

Saturday, March 26th
Not one, not two, not three but four director community meetings. Again, I wish they could try to space these out.

Director Geary - 11am-1:00pm - Montlake Library
Director Patu - 10 am-11:30 am - Cafe Vita
Director Burke - 1:00-3:00 pm - Caffe Appassionato meeting room, 4001 21st Avenue West
Director Pinkham - 3:30-5:00 pm - Northgate Library

6 comments:

LMM said...

Why are the directors having these meetings the same day as the democratic caucuses?

LMM said...

It is too bad that the directors did not take into consideration that it is WA state democratic party caucus day.

Susan said...

Maybe they had to move forward with program placement process quickly due to the HIMS capacity issue for 2016-2017. I wish we would find out soon what the plan is (or at least the options being considered) since I have an anxious 5th grade boy on my hands. He'd like to know where he's going to middle school. I can't say I blame him since most of his friends know.

Josh Hayes said...

I'm a little puzzled by the "core 24" thing -- isn't that in place for THIS year's 9th graders? I teach in LWSD, and it's in place THIS year for our freshmen. Are we ahead of the curve?

Mary G said...

SDS requested and received a 2-year waiver from initiating the 24-credit graduation requirement in October of 2014. You can read more in the contemporaneous Friday Memo to the Board, available here: https://www.seattleschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_543/File/District/Departments/School%20Board/Friday%20Memos/2014-15/Oct%2031/20141031_FridayMemo_TeachingUpdate.pdf.

Josh Hayes said...

Thanks, Mary! This is useful stuff!