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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Around Seattle School District (and Beyond)

SYMPHONY PLAYS AT RHS Jan. 24th at 7:30PM. The acclaimed Seattle Symphony will be performing at Roosevelt High School alongside the Roosevelt Symphony Orchestra. This incredible event will feature Beethoven's 7th Symphony and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florcence. Concert is free with optional donations accepted for the RHS orchestra.

MLK Celebration
Recapturing MLK Jr.'s Revolutionary Spirit
Monday, Jan. 16, 2012
9:30-11 a.m. - Workshops
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Rally
12:30 p.m. - March
Garfield High School (23rd and East Jefferson Street)
Information: (206) 786-2763 or (206) 296-1002
Website: www.mlkseattle.org

Roxhill Elementary was just awarded a grant form Symetra Financial Services continue their Saturday Academy which gives up to 50 3rd-5th graders a chance to work on their math and reading skills by attending special Saturday classes at school.  

Seattle Public Library is seeking input on improving library services to its patrons.  Patrons are also welcome to make comments online.

The community meetings are scheduled as follows:
The Seattle Aquarium is sponsoring Ocean Career Day on Saturday, Feb. 4th from 9 am to 3 pm.   Discuss career opportunities with biologists, researchers and educators, learn about schools and volunteer internship opportunities.  This event is open to middle, high school or college students (teachers and parents are welcome as well).  It is $8 for pre-registration, $10 day of with limited scholarships available.  To register, visit the Aquarium website.

What's going on at your school or what news to use do you have?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Orca K-8, in Columbia City, is having their annual MLK march this Friday 1/13 at 1:30pm. The MLK march is a powerful experience for the kids - it's a city permitted parade (complete with motorcycle escort - how exciting!) They'll march from the school to the Rainier Valley Food Bank (RVFB), where they'll be donating hundreds of dollars and hundreds of cans that the kids have been collecting. Orca and the RVFB have a long-standing partnership, and this is just the public culmination of the work that's done throughout the year. It's a great event.
--Southpaw

Anonymous said...

and beyond:

speaking of the school to prison pipeline -

Texas schools have police arresting kids/TYT Network:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-39GhipPDE&feature=g-news&context=G2de18fcCNAAAAAAAcAA

I wish someone would investigate (Brian R/ST?) the district's use of the Seattle police as their own private palace guards.

I wonder how many innocent parents have been threatened into silence when confronted by a cop?

-JC.

Anonymous said...

The MyBallard blog reports that Salmon Bay will no longer have mixed grade 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes, which opens up about a dozen spots at the school in each of those grades next year.

They are going to have some kind of looping instead so the same-age classrooms will have more than one year with a given teacher.

This could be a boon for families hoping to get in for middle school and willing to switch in 5th grade instead.