New Chromebooks Connect Students To The World

Dick Meyer and Marlene Burke love the staff and students of Eagleridge Elementary School. So much so that they recently donated 64 Chromebook computing devices to the school. You see, they have a special connection to the school—their granddaughter, Serenity Feliciano, is a first grader in Ms. Jaimie Darnell’s classroom. Every Tuesday, Marlene volunteers in… Continue Reading New Chromebooks Connect Students To The World

Parent-Led Design Team Bringing Ferndale Family Connections Program to Ferndale School District

Parent-Led Design Team Bringing Ferndale Family Connections Program to Ferndale School District

It doesn’t take Christine Altona long to describe why home based education works best for her family. Altona says it’s all about flexibility – both in schedule and in curriculum. That matters a lot in her world. Christine has always been someone who enjoys creating. She has been a hair stylist for 12 years –… Continue Reading Parent-Led Design Team Bringing Ferndale Family Connections Program to Ferndale School District

Google brings augmented reality to Kent Prairie Elementary School

Google brings augmented reality to Kent Prairie Elementary School

Kent Prairie Elementary students experienced what it’s like to see a tornado and travel to the sun using Google’s augmented reality technology. A Google for Education representative visited the school on Feb. 9 and let the students engage with three-dimensional objects that were placed around the school. Using a smart phone, students could walk around… Continue Reading Google brings augmented reality to Kent Prairie Elementary School

Report predicts significant enrollment increase for Battle Ground Public Schools

Report predicts significant enrollment increase for Battle Ground Public Schools

Battle Ground Public Schools’ enrollment is projected to increase by as many as 2,735 students over the next decade, according to an enrollment report prepared this month for the district. The Enrollment Forecast Analysis, conducted by E.D. Hovee & Company Economic and Development Services, concludes that “after nearly a decade of stable to declining enrollment… Continue Reading Report predicts significant enrollment increase for Battle Ground Public Schools

Early learning focus of EDU Talks on March 28

Early learning focus of EDU Talks on March 28

What will it take to ensure every child in Washington gets a strong start in life? On March 28, nine early learning researchers and practitioners will discuss how the state can improve early childhood education and care for all during EDU Talks: Raising Washington, presented by the University of Washington College of Education. EDU Talks:… Continue Reading Early learning focus of EDU Talks on March 28

Tech Ninjas Teach 3rd Graders Coding

Tech Ninjas Teach 3rd Graders Coding

An army of Dash robots face off, sharp lances positioned to engage in a jousting tournament. Each robot holds two lances (very long toothpicks), one sporting a marshmallow. The goal—pierce the marshmallow of the opponent and take it away. Ninja Dojo Ray Birks shouts, “Let the jousting begin!” The controllers grip their iPads. Shy at… Continue Reading Tech Ninjas Teach 3rd Graders Coding

Department of Defense Grant Helps Fund a 1:1 Student Technology for Steilacoom District Students

Department of Defense Grant Helps Fund a 1:1 Student Technology for Steilacoom District Students

Staff at Saltar’s Point Elementary School welcomed the delivery of an additional 252 Chromebooks, to their classrooms Friday. Saltar’s Point Elementary, made up of 4th and 5th graders, is the first school in Steilacoom Historical School District to achieve a 1:1 student to computer ratio. Over the past two years, Level 2 Certified Google Educators,… Continue Reading Department of Defense Grant Helps Fund a 1:1 Student Technology for Steilacoom District Students

910 Handmade Valentines Crafted by Student Body Leaders

910 Handmade Valentines Crafted by Student Body Leaders

It was a day of extra kindness at Washington Middle School in Yakima on Valentine’s Day. That is because all 910 students and staff received a handmade Valentine’s card from the Associated Student Body (ASB) leaders. ASB students came to school on a Saturday and worked from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. designing individual Valentine’s… Continue Reading 910 Handmade Valentines Crafted by Student Body Leaders