Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) invite youth ages 14-18 to apply for work as interns in the Recreation Technology or “RecTech” program in the summer of 2010.
These internships provide young people with important skills in today’s tech-savvy world. The program will bring them up to date on various tech skills and help make them more employable.
There are openings for interns in these technology areas in:
· Digital Darkroom and Photojournalism at Delridge Community Center. This internship will provide an overview of the digital imaging process and will cover the basics of photojournalism.
· Video Production at Garfield Community Center. In this session, the interns will spend the summer behind a camera and holding a microphone. It will include workshops in video production, theater, and creative writing.
· Web Design at South Park Community Center. Interns in this program will learn web design, graphic design, HTML, and interactive animations.
All internships run from July 12 through August 26, Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Applicants should be sure:
Game on! The annual Global Book Challenge has its semi-finalists, 10 teams of 4th and 5th grade students from about 45 Seattle Public Schools. These include the Arbor Heights Elementary School's "Orange Lightning Reading Squad," Lafayette's "Awesome Speedy Stinging Readers," and Highland Park's "Nerdy Turtles" are three of ten semi-finalist teems of 4th and 5th graders in the Global Reading Challenge contest.
The ten teams compete Tuesday, 7pm, at the downtown public library to determine the winner. The winning Seattle team takes home the Global Reading Challenge traveling trophy and goes on to a videoconference challenge between Seattle and Fraser Valley and Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. Up to 10 teams within each school participated, the winning team then challenging another school's winning team.
The new Educare Early Learning Center in the Greenbridge community of White Center is scheduled to open in late February 2010. The Center will offer full-day, year-round preschool and child care programs for 132 children from income eligible families and children with disabilities. The Center will also offer caregiver and educator resources and training programs that focus on preparing all children in the community to be successful in school and life.
The Educare Early Learning Center is now enrolling children ages birth to five for 32 openings for infants and toddlers, and 20 new openings for preschoolers. Classes are scheduled to begin the end of February. An additional 50 preschool openings will be available in June.
The Educare Early Learning Center is part of a growing national network of Educare early learning programs that combine Head Start and Early Head Start with full day child care services.
Core features of the Educare Program are:
• Research-based practices and strategies
• Small class size
• Focus on language and literacy
• Emphasis on social-emotional development to promote school readiness
Seattle Public Schools has released a schedule of open houses at every school in the next few weeks, aimed at helping parents learn more about schools in their attendance area as well as option schools open to their students under the school district’s new student assignment plan.
The new student assignment plan and new attendance area boundaries were approved by the School Board in 2009. The new plan will be implemented in phases beginning with the 2010-11 school year. Students currently enrolled may remain at their current school through the highest grade as long as the services the student needs are available at the school.