School Beat, Jan. 25, 2013   
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Superintendent's Message
District News
Student Celebrations
Staff Celebrations
Around the Schools
Around the Community
School and District events calendar
We need your ideas
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Jan. 25, 2013

 
Greetings!   

Welcome to School Beat, an e-newsletter from Seattle Public Schools that features District information, student and staff celebrations, school news and upcoming District-related events. Please share School Beat with others and send comments to publicaffairs@seattleschools.org.

 

Superintendent's Messages

Jose Banda

The two Seattle Public School levies on the Feb. 12, 2013, special election ballot provide funding for day-to-day District operations and for capital improvements. Both ballot measures are replacements for expiring school levies, and both provide much-needed funding to address our growing enrollment. Please remember that this election is a mail-in election, and your ballots must be postmarked by Feb. 12.  More>>

 

 

MAP testing information

 

Archive of past messages

 

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District News

calendar coverSponsors sought for 2013-14 Wall Calendar
Seattle Public Schools is seeking sponsorship support to cover production costs for its annual wall calendar, an essential District resource that reaches an audience of 55,000 families, staff and community members.

 

School Board to vote on Capacity Management Plan on Jan. 31

 Volunteers invited to participate in 10-week Family Connectors training

Annual asbestos notification for 2012-13 school year

SPS, other school districts win $40 million federal grant (outside link)

Strategic Plan to be updated, task force volunteers sought
SPS given part of OSPI award from math and science grant (outside link)

 

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Student Celebrations

Laurelhurst photo winnerEntries for 'Reflections' art competition available for viewing online; state winners
to be announced in the spring
  

All entries to the Seattle Council PTSA's "Reflections" art competition can be viewed at the Council's website at http://www.seattlereflections.com. Entry winners at the state level will be announced in the spring. 

 

arbor heights string symphonySouthwest Seattle student musicians to showcase skills Jan. 26 at 'Super String Saturday'  

Young violin, viola, cello and bass players from Southwest Seattle schools on Saturday, Jan. 26 will fill the Chief Sealth International High School auditorium with the sound of their hard work and dedication. The third annual Southwest Seattle "Super String Saturday" showcases elementary and middle school string players who have been working with professional musicians hired by the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras. 

 

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Staff Celebrations

Hawthorne math coach's lessons used by teachers as model

Roosevelt High Latin teacher wins national award (outside link)

Seattle welcomes new National Board Certified Teachers

 

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 Around the Schools
Group photo 2011-12 Washington Aerospace Scholars 
Seven high school juniors from Seattle Public Schools have been chosen to participate in the Washington Aerospace Scholars Program. Over the next five months, these students will complete online academic coursework in order to qualify for the Summer Residency session to be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
  
Around the Community

DGJ Head ShotMemorial for Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson held Jan. 10

A memorial to remember Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson, who passed away on Dec. 5, was held Jan. 10 at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Seattle. Dr. Goodloe-Johnson served as Seattle's superintendent from 2007-2010.

 

Alliance for Education invites public to breakfast celebration March 28

 Franklin High grad named state Solicitor General (outside link)

OSPI summarizes McCleary v. Washington decision (outside link)

Summer enrichment scholarships available for SPS students

 

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School and District events calendar
If you would like to know about current special school activities, fund-raisers or other District events, visit the online District Events Calendar where you can see what's going on monthly at Seattle Public Schools. You can also search for specific events by date, school and type.  
We need your ideas
The Communications Office is always looking for stories on interesting classroom projects, inspirational people or events in our schools to share with the greater Seattle community. We often highlight stories submitted by school staff for potential media coverage as well as District and community publications. For examples of stories we have published in the past, please visit this link. We would like to hear from you. If you have a unique story to share, please send your ideas directly to goodnews@seattleschools.org 
In the News
For a sampling of this week's local news stories on Seattle Public Schools, please click here. 
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