Advocacy for education funding can be more than post cards to your legislators! Meet Democratic Senators and Representatives in person this month: District 43March 16 at 10 am with House speaker Chopp, Sen. Pedersen, and Rep. Macri.Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle 98122 District 37March 23 at 10 am with Sen. Saldaña and Reps. Pettigrew … Continue reading Lobby legislators at neighborhood town halls
Principal Emily Butler Ginolfi and the WMS Administration have announced a series of Listening Sessions for families in March through May. The meetings will be limited to 10-15 participants and school leadership in order to have the best environment for sharing. Each meeting will last one hour. See dates and availability.
MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC! Mark your calendars for these WMS band and jazz band performances, both at WMS and elsewhere! Thursday, 3/14The students in Jazz Band have volunteered to support the Science Fair by performing that evening at WMS during the event. Friday, 3/15Students from Jazz Band will perform in a combo set for the Starbucks … Continue reading Hear WMS musicians all over town!
Fiddlers, Ultimate players, chess mavens, green thumbs and many other types of kids will find great FREE options in the spring set of after-school classes and activities offered by HOST (Huskies Out of School Time). Registration is open through March 15; classes start the week of March 4. (Don't delay! Classes may fill up.) See … Continue reading HOST catalog for spring!
A bill introduced in the State Senate could significantly revise the way school districts use funds earmarked for Highly Capable Services, the legally required programs provided for students identified as "gifted" or specially talented. Especially notable is in the bill is a mandate that every student be screened for HC eligibility by Grade 6. Senate … Continue reading Bill: Test all students for advanced learning eligibility
State Sen. Jamie Pedersen, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott and Emijah Smith of Children's Alliance take a question from moderator Kathleen Carson at the General Meeting Jan. 28, 2019. People at the Jan. 28 "Advocacy Night" PTSA General Meeting heard terrific advice and insight from our guests, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott, Seattle Schools First … Continue reading You can advocate for education funding
Become a Better Advocate for our Schools by attending a night of information and action in the Cafeteria, 6:30-8:30 pm, Mon., Jan. 28. Topics will include state funding issues, Seattle’s proposed $2.2 billion in Levies (Feb. 12 election), how to advocate for education with our state lawmakers, and how to support efforts to advance racial … Continue reading Check out the Advocacy Night guests!
Enrollment in any school may require filling out a form through the "Open Enrollment" process starting 2/4/2019. Info sessions listed below are current as of 1/12/2019. No rsvp required unless otherwise noted. Attendance area schools(Most Washington MS students live within the "attendance areas" for Garfield and Franklin. Students receiving HC advanced learner services are automatically eligible to … Continue reading High schools hold info sessions
Boys Basketball tryouts will be 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and Tuesday, Dec. 11. (The Dec. 4 date has been canceled.) Girls Basketball tryouts will be 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, and Monday, Dec. 10. (The Dec. 13 date has been canceled.) You must complete Athletic Registration forms (downloadable or available on paper at the main … Continue reading Basketball tryout dates changed
Thanks to the 60+ parents who engaged School Board member Zachary DeWolf at the PTSA General Meeting Nov. 1! Also at that meeting, PTSA members approved $10,000 in increased spending on Opportunity Grants and $3,750 for translation services to better reach parents/guardians not fluent in English. Another vote gave approval to an amended set of … Continue reading Zachary DeWolf at PTSA meeting