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From left, Zachary Pullin DeWolf, Eden Mack, and Betty Patu each won their respective races for Seattle School
Board. Photo by Joe Veyera
From left, Zachary Pullin DeWolf, Eden Mack, and Betty Patu each won their respective races for Seattle School Board. Photo by Joe Veyera
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:30 PM
The lone incumbent to seek reelection to the Seattle School Board comfortably held her seat, and will be joined by two new members coming off sizable victories of their own for Districts IV and V.
  • Volunteers wanted for Coe Elementary advisory committee to assess setback departure request

    Seattle Public Schools has designs for a three-story classroom addition to be constructed on the east side of Coe Elementary in Queen Anne, and is requesting a setback less than what is required under city code. Now the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking volunteers to serve on an advisory committee to evaluate the request.

  • Nico Luiggi’s parents create scholarship fund

    The parents of Nico Luiggi are honoring their son’s memory with a college scholarship that will follow his former classmates through the years leading up to graduation.
    “We really wanted to do something for the kids who suffered,” said Nico’s mother Carmen Haggios. “It was quite tragic, as you can imagine.”

  • Community celebrates life of Sarah Wong
    Hundreds of Seattle Pacific University students and professors, family members and friends of Sarah Wong slowly marched down the center aisle of the Free First Methodist Church on Tuesday holding unlit white candles, bundles of flowers and boxes of tissues before finding a seat at a public memorial to honor the SPU student who was killed by a falling crane in South Lake Union on April 27.
  • Queen Anne Elementary neighbors plea to save tree
    Queen Anne Elementary neighbors upset about the pending loss of a Norway Maple tree to make way for a side sewer line for the school’s new addition building continue urging the city and school district to find a better alternative that spares the tree.
  • Seattle Opera prepares youth for musical success
    Seattle Opera resumed its opera camp for children during Seattle Public Schools’ April spring break, putting space at its new center on Mercer Street to use in serving some of its youngest patrons.
  • SPS using BEX IV funds for Catharine Blaine upgrades
    Seattle Public Schools is looking to make Catharine Blaine K-8 School safer when it comes to earthquakes and other natural disasters, accepting a bid to make structural improvements.
  • Best friends reach Eagle Scout status
    Donovan Blackham and Seth Baker grew up together in Magnolia and have been friends since they were toddlers. They go to the same high school, attend the Magnolia Church of Latter Day Saints and have been in the same Scouts of America troop since they were 11.
  • Seattle Pacific offering AI students transfer scholarship

    The sudden closure of the Art Institute of Seattle on Friday has put many students’ futures in question, including those who were close to graduating at the end of this quarter. In response, Seattle Pacific University is offering a $3,000 transfer scholarship to eligible AI students who want to continue pursuing their degrees.

  • Suspended curriculum
    After almost 20 years without an updated science curriculum in Seattle schools, a new teacher-created curriculum is being field-tested. It was set to be adopted in the 2019-20 school year, but may be on hold due to large budget cuts.
  • SPU to offer at least 50 percent off tuition to Seattle Promise recipients
    Seattle Pacific University will begin offering students who receive a two-year degree through the Seattle Promise program with at least 50 percent off their tuition when they transfer to SPU starting in 2020.
  • Bright Horizons Interbay plans spring opening

    Bright Horizons has already surpassed its enrollment goal ahead of its spring opening of a new education center in Interbay.
    “We have been inundated with families that are interested,” said center director Lara Canada. “We are over our goal to open so far.”

  • Voters give Seattle school levies passing grade

    Seattle Public Schools officials are celebrating another levy victory after both Propositions 1 and 2 passed with nearly 70 percent of the vote on Tuesday night.

     
  • School board sets Magnolia boundaries for 2019

    After months of meetings, public forums and inner-district talks, the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors approved new school boundaries for Magnolia students and approved new transportation service standards last month.

     
  • Seattle Public Schools answer levy replacement questions
    Seattle Public School administrators spent Tuesday evening explaining to parents, teachers and other interested parties how the two proposed levies on the February ballot would benefit students across the expansive district.
  • Project-Based Learning provides Queen Anne Elementary students with real-world problems
    Queen Anne Elementary School principal Janine Roy and her staff are ready to move out of their temporary location at John Marshall High School and into their home at 411 Boston St. once more space for students is created, including a designated spot for the school’s new Maker Space and use of Project-Based Learning.
  • Seattle Public Schools seeking levy approvals in February
    Seattle Public Schools is vying for two more levies totaling nearly $1.5 billion between 2020-25, which will be placed on the February ballot.
  • Seattle Schools expanding bus contract
    After a bus driver strike in February left Seattle Public Schools with a transportation headache, the district's board of directors contracted with a second bus company to provide a more reliable option for students.
  • John Hay students raise funds for new playground

    Oliver Forsberg knew from a young age that John Hay Elementary was in need of better accommodations for him and his fellow students.
    “We thought we needed a new playground, the playground is bad,” said the 9-year-old John Hay student.
    Like any child would, he called a meeting with principal Tami Beach to talk business.

  • Local Boy Scout troops raising funds with annual Christmas tree lot
    Local Boy Scout Troops 70 and 72 are teaming up for the annual Christmas tree lot, which will open in the side lot of the Queen Anne Safeway on Saturday, Nov. 24.
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