School is out and the weather is perfect...all the more reason to be extra careful as children and walkers alike are streaming outside and lining the sides of the roads.
They are not thinking about the white line that they should stay behind or the car coming up the road.
Therefore it is our responsibility as drivers to be more aware. Kids just want to have fun this summer and thinking of safety is one of the last things on their minds (unless they have some really smart parents who are on top of this).
So when you see children or walkers, slow down and just think that they will suddenly turn in front of you, without even seeing you.
Let's all stay safe.
The Holocaust Center hosts an annual, statewide contest entered by more than 800 students in grades 5-12. This year, students from Kent Mountain View Academy took 1st and 2nd place in the 5/6 art division, and a student from Parkside Elementary took third place in the digital media category. View and read their entries at http://www.wsherc.org/writingcontest/WAC2013_winners.aspx.
Winners will be honored at an award ceremony and luncheon Sunday, June 9 at Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Bellevue, Washington.
1st Place – Danielle Kim, 6th Grade, Kent Mountain View Academy, Des Moines. Teacher: Thanh Thu Do
2nd Place – Aria Saisslin, 6th Grade, Kent Mountain View Academy, Des Moines. Teacher: Thanh Thu Do
3rd Place – Alyssa Vasquez, 5th Grade, Parkside Elementary, Des Moines. Teacher: Debbi Needham
March 21 Update: The principal at St. Francis school has informed parents that the 14-year-old student injured on Monday was struck by a .22 caliber bullet.
Our news partner Q-13 Fox had more details:
March 20 Update: The 14-year-old Burien girl who was hit with a bullet or pellet while walking home from St. Francis School on Monday has been released from Harborview and is doing well at home.
Police still don't know what struck her. An x-ray is planned to try to determine whether it was a bullet or a pellet.
No suspects have been identified as yet.
Here is our previous coverage:
An 8th grade girl, 14 years old, from St. Francis of Assisi School in Burien was shot and injured in an apparent drive-by shooting near the school today, March 18. She is being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She is reported to be in stable condition.
She was hit by either a pellet or a small-caliber bullet, the King County Sheriff’s Office said.
Seattle Christian Schools will host an Open House for future families, Kindergarten through 12th grade, on Thursday, January 17, At 7:00 p.m.
The school wide meeting will take place for students enrolling for the 2013-2014 school year. The format will include opportunities to meet faculty, staff and SCS Superintendent, Gloria Hunter. Seattle Christian offers top-rated academics, a strong Biblical worldview, excellent athletics, fine and performing arts, co-curricular programs, as well as before and after school care.
The school has approximately 550 students on a beautiful 13.5 acre campus, just off Interstate-5 in SeaTac. For more information, contact Fran Hubeek, Admissions Coordinator, at 206.246.8241 or visit www.seattlechristian.org
On Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 10:00am, STAR 101.5 SURPISED Glendale Lutheran School teacher, Melissa Thompson, and presented her with the STAR 101.5 Teacher of the Week award.
In a local contest conducted by STAR 101.5 radio, Ms. Thompson, a 1st and 2nd grade teacher, was nominated by her student, William Ward. STAR 101.5’s Afternoon Show Host, Corine McKenzie, made a SURPRISE visit to Ms. Thompson’s Glendale Lutheran School classroom in Burien.
Each student received a goody bag full of prizes from McDonald’s, Sky Nursery, KOMO 4, KOMO Communities and STAR 101.5!
Melissa Thompson received a personalized plaque from Trophies2go.com, a $100 check, a $50 Sky Nursery gift card and a prize pack from City University of Seattle. Plus, Ms. Thompson gets to choose between a makeover or a Kindle courtesy of Blanc N’ Schwartz Salon in Kent.
STAR 101.5’s “Teacher of the Week” is a program that allows students to recognize local, deserving teachers for their commitment to the quality education of children. To nominate a teacher go to STAR1015.com.
Three Tree Montessori School is a small (143 children ages 1-12) school in South Burien.
Last month a few of our TTMS Elementary students challenged each other to a canned food drive.
Part of the continuous Montessori curriculum is community service. It is our hope that children will leave TTMS with a heartfelt commitment to their neighborhoods and to the world.
This year particularly our students have been discussing the need in our own community. They were shocked to learn that other children, right here in Burien, go each day with little to no food.
TTMS students have volunteered at the “Highline Food Bank” in the past, but this time they wanted to do something that could make a different kind of difference.
The challenge was on! Our upper Elementary (8 students, ages 9-12) and our Lower Elementary (25 students, ages 6-9) decided on a canned food off.
Students had 25 days to collect as many cans as possible. Time was short and the methods were creative. All efforts, as in all things Montessori, were student driven.
Seattle Christian Schools will hold an Open House for future families, Kindergarten through 12th grade, on Thursday, February 23, at 7 p.m.
The school wide meeting will take place for students enrolling for the 2012-2013 school year. The format will include opportunities to meet faculty, staff and Superintendent, Gloria Hunter. Seattle Christian offers top-rated academics, a strong Biblical worldview, excellent athletics, fine and performing arts and co-curricular programs.
Before and after school care is available.
The school has approximately 600 students on a beautiful 13.5- acre campus, just off Interstate-5 in SeaTac. For more information, contact Fran Hubeek, Admissions Coordinator, at 206.246.8241 or visit www.seattlechristian.org
By Sidney Lenz
(Editor’s Note: On Nov. 29, the middle school students at Seattle Christian School in SeaTac participated in a 24-hour famine to raise money for famine relief in East Africa.
Sidney Lenz, a seventh-grade student in teacher Matt Althoff’s class, wrote this article about the experience.)
Every twelve seconds, a child in the Horn of Africa dies from hunger related causes. Hundreds of children suffer from stunted growth, illness, and lack of energy.
The devastation from hunger affects many in that region of the world from the smallest child to a mother who has to watch her child suffer.
Last week the middle school students at Seattle Christian and I fasted voluntarily for twenty-four hours. We did this to raise awareness of starving people in Africa. We also did this to raise money for them.
About halfway through the day, I felt hungry. The famine was difficult for me, but it made me think more of the kids who feel every day.
The first activity of the famine was a chapel service with a speaker from World Vision. He told us a story of two African girls named Lucianna and Faucia.
Attention: Those parents who are taking their children on a nice late-summer vacation, ending over the Labor Day weekend.
Highline Public Schools start before Labor Day this year.
Thursday, Sept 1 is the official first day of class in Highline. Traditionally, in Highline, students didn't have to report to class until after Labor Day.
But missing a Labor Day vacation might be a better prospect than foregoing an Independence Day getaway.
Highline schools have never actually finished after the Fourth of July. But some of these past cold winters have had administrators nervously checking the calendar-especially as the snow days pile up like drifts of the white stuff.
Starting school before Labor Day allows the district to avoid the danger of dragging the end of school past June, according to spokeswoman Catherine Carbone Rogers.
Besides, some Highline teachers need to get out of school in mid-June in order to get into college classes during the summer, Rogers added.
Tukwila school kids can relax for a few more days this summer. School doesn't start for them until the day after Labor Day-Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Seattle Christian Schools will hold an open house for future families, K-12 on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.
The open house is for students enrolling for the 2011-2012 school year.
According to school officials, Seattle Christian offers top-rated academics,
excellent athletics, fine arts and co-curricular programs, before and after school care.
The schools have approximately 600 students on a 13.5-acre campus, just off Interstate 5 in SeaTac.
For more information, contact Fran Hubeek, Admissions Coordinator, at 206.246.8241 or www.seattlechristian.org.