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Horizon Students Post Street Signs With Positive Messages For Our Community

Mr. Terry Diffley’s seventh grade advisory class from Horizon Middle School worked this past spring to design and implement aluminum signs that provide 10 positive messages. Class members have worked with Safety Signs, Inc. to design the signs, and the City of Ferndale officials and Puget Sound Energy officials for permissions to install the signs.… Continue Reading Horizon Students Post Street Signs With Positive Messages For Our Community
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Wenatchee Future Farmers of America at Chelan County Fair

FFA (Future Farmers of America) students from around Central Washington are showing off their lambs, rabbits, pigs, goats, cows and chickens to the Chelan County Fairgrounds this weekend. The Wenatchee Chapter of the FFA was there not just to have fun and enjoy the food, but to also show off their summer’s hard work, and… Continue Reading Wenatchee Future Farmers of America at Chelan County Fair
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Sep
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Yakima Teachers Receive Professional Certificate via ProTeach

The Yakima School District is proud of the following teachers who recently earned their professional certificate via ProTeach: Adams Elementary Colleen McAllister Virginia De La Torre Sarahi Maldonado Jeanne Tulloch Lara Stump Davis High School Stacey Huntamer Veronica Cobarrubias Chavez Robertson Elementary Jennifer Wilson Eisenhower High School Tracy Sawyer Mala Barik Ridgeview Elementary Kelly Heeringa… Continue Reading Yakima Teachers Receive Professional Certificate via ProTeach
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Sep
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“Feelin’ Good” Performed by The Supt. Troupe at Annual Convocation of Franklin Pierce Schools

At the annual convocation of Franklin Pierce School District staff on August 24, a band comprised of school district staff called the Supt. Troupe performed “Feelin’ Good” for the 1,000 educators and educational support staff of the district. This year, Franklin Pierce High School senior Elizabeth Wallace performed lead vocals for the song. The crowd… Continue Reading “Feelin’ Good” Performed by The Supt. Troupe at Annual Convocation of Franklin Pierce Schools
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“Oye Como Va” Performed by the Collins Elementary Marimba Band and the Supt. Troupe at Annual Convocation of Franklin Pierce Schools

At the annual convocation of Franklin Pierce School District staff on August 24, the program started off with a performance of “Oye Como Va” by the Collins Elementary Marimba Band (under the direction of Mr. Mike Byrd) and the Supt. Troupe (a band comprised of school district staff). The students got to perform in front… Continue Reading “Oye Como Va” Performed by the Collins Elementary Marimba Band and the Supt. Troupe at Annual Convocation of Franklin Pierce Schools
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The First Day Of School @ Franklin Pierce Schools

The first day of school for Franklin Pierce Schools was Tuesday, August 29! Every year, Superintendent Hewins visits all new teachers on the first and second day of school, gives them a district-branded bag filled with donated items from local businesses, and welcomes the students to the 2017-2018 school year. Students were busy learning school… Continue Reading The First Day Of School @ Franklin Pierce Schools
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Cross-Cultural Communication Speaker Welcomes Back Steilacoom Historical School District Staff

Steilacoom Historical School District Diversity Committee invited Father Michael Oleksa to the All Staff Welcome Back Event for the 2017-18 school year, Monday, August 28, 2017. Father Oleksa spoke on Cross-Cultural Communication in an engaging and storytelling fashion. Father Oleksa spoke of “the ball game of life as you see and play it”. All could relate… Continue Reading Cross-Cultural Communication Speaker Welcomes Back Steilacoom Historical School District Staff
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Aug
2017
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All students empowered and future-ready — North Thurston Public Schools’ New Strategic Plan

All students empowered and future-ready. This is the new collective vision statement for North Thurston Public Schools, the largest and most diverse district in Thurston County. It was developed as part of the district’s Strategic Plan, which will inform the decisions and day-to-day actions from early learning to 12th grade at all 22 North Thurston… Continue Reading All students empowered and future-ready — North Thurston Public Schools’ New Strategic Plan
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Jul
2017
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From volunteer to decision-maker: how parents can play a greater role in schools

Most schools offer parents specific ways to help out: Join the PTA, chaperone a field trip, grade papers for a teacher or assist on a classroom art project. Those volunteer opportunities, however, not only reinforce the top-down power structure of schools, but also cater to mostly white, privileged families, maintaining the institutionalized racism that marginalizes… Continue Reading From volunteer to decision-maker: how parents can play a greater role in schools
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Jul
2017
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Educator of the Year: National Indian Education Association Recognizes Matt Remle of the Marysville School District

​Matt Remle, Native American Liason for the Marysville School District, has been named the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Educator of the Year. NIEA states, “We are proud to honor the educators and advocates who continue to make a lasting impact on Native education”.  Their mission “to work with educators to explore ways of improving… Continue Reading Educator of the Year: National Indian Education Association Recognizes Matt Remle of the Marysville School District
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Jul
2017
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Students and teachers sound off on a great integration of math and science

Take a peek into what the Jefferson Accelerated Math & Science (JAMS) alternative program at Jefferson MS is all about. These kids are doing amazing things on a daily basis! “There’s so many interesting and different ways that people present how they think,” said Kupono Ling, former JAMS student. “And it’s just refreshing and brings… Continue Reading Students and teachers sound off on a great integration of math and science
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Jul
2017
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Learning gardens aim to grow student engagement in science

Despite the growing awareness of socio-ecological challenges facing humans in the 21st century, science learning still mostly takes place inside the classroom, disconnected from the natural world. The University of Washington College of Education, Tilth Alliance and Seattle Public Schools are partnering to change this status quo and create more culturally and community relevant, field-based… Continue Reading Learning gardens aim to grow student engagement in science
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Jul
2017
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1,300 students are redefining “summer school”

Summer school is sometimes thought of as a punishment, something students are forced to do when they fall behind during the standard school year. That’s not the case at the Pierce County Skills Center. “I would say a majority of the students are here because they want to be here, because they’re interested,” said Jerred… Continue Reading 1,300 students are redefining “summer school”
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Jul
2017
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Everett Public Schools Fellows engage in shared learning

Congratulations to six Everett Public Schools employees selected as 2017-18 Fellows: Beverly Eickhoff; early learning Lara Fullner-Grennan, Karen Miller, and Beth Shipe; English language arts Kathy Anderson and Jana Sanchez; math They will join a cadre of 1,100 Fellows statewide focused on shared learning and effective professional learning strategies aligned with state standards in early… Continue Reading Everett Public Schools Fellows engage in shared learning
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Jun
2017
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Battle Ground Teacher Named 2017 Washington History Teacher Of The Year

Beth Doughty, a teacher at Chief Umtuch Middle School in the Battle Ground Public Schools district, has been named Washington’s 2017 History Teacher of the Year. The award is presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, a national organization dedicated to K-12 American history education. Inaugurated in 2004, the History Teacher of… Continue Reading Battle Ground Teacher Named 2017 Washington History Teacher Of The Year
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Jun
2017
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Jackson High’s rain garden helping solve storm water pollution

This Snohomish Conservation District project is the first of its kind at Jackson High School. It’s designed to open the door for future classes to carry further down the path of storm water pollution solutions and environmental improvement for our community. They are in the process of earning their Washington Green School certification by completing… Continue Reading Jackson High’s rain garden helping solve storm water pollution
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Jun
2017
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‘My culture is beautiful honey, my culture is gold’ — JioThePoet Performs ‘My Culture’

JioThePoet is a River Ridge junior. He performed an original poem “My Culture” at the School Board meeting on June 21 as part of the Multicultural Action Council awards. The 17-year-old spoken word artist/musician creates and performs meaningful content in hopes of inspiring others while promoting peace, love and unity. “I started writing poetry at… Continue Reading ‘My culture is beautiful honey, my culture is gold’ — JioThePoet Performs ‘My Culture’
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2017
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Becky Clifford honored as UW Bothell community partner

The University of Washington Bothell honored more than 75 of its community partners who attended a recognition luncheon with University faculty and staff June 8, at the North Creek Events Center. Becky Clifford, Everett Public Schools special services executive director, was acknowledged for her co-research focusing on secondary transition planning and services. Clifford collaborated with… Continue Reading Becky Clifford honored as UW Bothell community partner
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Jun
2017
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Building a culture of character and developing important social-emotional skills

Sixth graders at Islander Middle School on Mercer Island are learning character essentials in their Extended Core classes this year, building a culture of character and developing important social-emotional skills. This video shows students learning what respect means through writing letters and sending packages to service members through Operation Gratitude.
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