The CSIHS Green Team has been “recognized as a 2015-16 Conservation Champion for their work to get water-bottle-filling stations. Not only did they get the green light to purchase filling stations at Chief Sealth, additionally they convinced the school board to pursue a $200,000 grant for filling stations in every single Seattle Public School.”Garfield is having a yard sale tomorrow, Saturday, June 4th from 10 am-2 pm- bring them anything you don't want in the garage anymore.
Garfield High School will be hosting a Goodwill Fundraiser. Goodwill will be sending trucks to Garfield and we will be attempting to fill them with your help. Money raised will go directly to Associated Student Body Government to fund student/school related activities.Don't forget the Art-In that The Center School is having today if you are around Seattle Center.
At the Everett League of Women Voter's event last night, lead counsel on the McCleary case, Thomas Ahearne, outlined what the Court could consider ordering for the legislature:
A great, great op-ed piece from a departing principal in Ohio, George Wood, on schools, kindness and what kids remember:
School should be a place for all sorts of kindnesses. After all, children are forced to attend, with little or no choice over the building, staff, or bus driver they draw. School is one of their first experiences with government, with strangers in close proximity, with authority outside of the family. School should be a place of challenge, but also a place where children are supported to try, and try again. Students should leave us knowing that for this time in their lives they were in the company of people who genuinely liked them and worked in their best interests.
When people ask me about what changes I have seen in the two decades I’ve worked here, I know they expect me to say something about how kids or families or teachers have changed. Wrong. Kids are still interesting, if a bit more docile, and interested in the world around them. Families still want the best they can marshal for their children. And teachers are here because they think they can make a difference.Board Retreat, Saturday at JSCEE, from 10 am-3pm. Agenda. Looks like they will be discussing community engagement but there are no accompanying documents.
What has changed is that it is harder for us to be nice to kids. With elevated standards and increased testing, we find ourselves with less leeway with which we can help a child navigate. With ‘zero tolerance’ laws and other Draconian rules, the mistakes some children make can no longer be forgiven.
What's on your mind?