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News Release Archive

There are exciting things occurring in the Seattle Public Schools every day. We are proud to share information about the many accomplishments of our students, staff, and schools along with important information about events and initiatives at the District.

2010-11 School Year

Date Title
7/7/11 Seattle School Board approves 2011-12 budget
7/5/11 Community Resources on Wheels to hit streets in July
6/29/11 Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation awards instruments to six Seattle Public Schools
6/20/11 SPS receives $300,000 grant for fresh fruits, vegetables
6/13/11 Surprise benefit concert raises over $7,000 for Seattle Public Schools' lunch program
6/10/11 Survey will survey families by phone and online starting June 13
6/2/11 Superintendent assigns second director to Southeast Region
5/25/11 Students from four SPS high schools named winners of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships
5/25/11 State Auditor's Office issues annual audit of SPS
5/25/11 Free youth cardiac screening offered at Garfield June 1
5/18/11 School Board approves 2011-13 academic calendar
5/18/11 Healthy Youth and Youth Risk Behavior surveys provide snapshot of SPS students
5/18/11 Seattle Public Schools celebrate National Bike Month
5/16/11 Governor signs bill correcting licensing discrepancy in school-based child-care facilities
5/4/11 Five Garfield High School students awarded National Merit Scholarships
4/29/11 Seattle Public Schools to host Building Bridges workshop for families
4/28/11 Interim Director selected for Seattle Public Schools Capital Programs
4/22/11 Roosevelt, Garfield high students named in 2011 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarships program
4/9/11 Schools successful at FCCLA conference (West Seattle release) (Ingraham release)
4/7/11 Open Enrollment for the 2011-12 school year continues through April 15
4/6/11 Thirteen Seattle Public Schools to be honored April 27 with Washington Achievement Awards for overall excellence and special recognition
3/25/11 Superintendent announces top priorities for remainder of school year (Word version) (pdf version)
3/25/11 Chief Communications Officer appointed
3/23/11 Superintendent announces principal appointments for 2011-12
3/18/11 Seattle Public Schools releases updated college readiness measurements
3/17/11 Seattle Public Schools to partner with City Ethics Commission; agreement would provide independent investigations, policy review and training
3/16/11 College Board names Seattle Public Schools to AP Achievement List
3/14/11 Open Enrollment for 2011-12 runs March 15-April 15
3/12/11 Media Advisory: Aki Kurose to hold 'Neighborhood Walk' March 12
3/7/11 Robert Boeche appointed interim CFO of Seattle Public Schools
3/7/11 Seattle Public Schools to host Family Engagement Symposium: From Cradle to College & Career - March 12
3/2/11 Dr. Susan Enfield appointed interim Superintendent
2/17/11 Seattle School Board approves changes to 2011-12 Student Transportation Plan
2/2/11 Robert Glennon keynote speaker at Chief Sealth International High Schools World Water Week event
2/1/11 STEM @ Cleveland students seeking donations of flip flops, Crocs for health education trip to Guatemala
1/31/11 State Auditor's Office Construction Management Performance Audit states district's policies and procedures well-designed; offers recommendations for improvement
1/28/11 Seattle Public Schools launches next phase of new website
1/27/11 Bill Martin named Executive Director of Facilities for SPS
1/24/11 Information meeting Thursday on proposed changes to SPS Student Transportation Plan
1/14/11 Seattle Public Schools to apply for school improvement grants for Rainier Beach High School and AS#1
1/12/11 Seattle Principals Move to Performance-Based Compensation and Evaluation
1/6/11 School Tours and Open Houses scheduled for early 2011
1/5/11 Early Enrollment continues through January 31, 2011
12/15/10 District adds 71 Board-Certified teachers; now has 227
12/13/10 Chandler resigns to become Camp Fire USA's CEO of Central Puget Sound
12/1/10 Northwest regional meeting on Student Assignment Transition Plan rescheduled to December 13
12/1/10 Information for families about snow days and parent-teacher conferences
11/9/10 State of the District: SPS releases new data and the plans to increase student achievement
11/5/10 Seattle Public Schools and the Seattle Council PTSA host regional community meetings Nov. 29 - Dec. 9 to discuss School Reports
11/2/10 Results show strong support for Seattle Schools; levy passing
11/2/10 Fifteen Seattle schools named 2010 Schools of Distinction for academic improvements in math and reading
10/29/10 Superintendent invites families, community members and staff to 'State of the District' event: November 9, 6-7 p.m., at Mercer Middle Schools
10/29/10 Families invited to share thoughts on year two of Student Assignment Transition Plan
10/27/10 Roxhill Elementary teacher/librarian to receive Golden Apple Apple Award for excellence in education; two programs active in Seattle Public Schools also honored
10/27/10 Roxhill Elementary wraps up Walk to School Month with literature-inspired character parade
10/21/10 Seattle School Board gives unanimous support for Referendum 52, Healthy Schools for Washington
10/20/10 Seattle School Board Demonstrates Unanimous Commitment to Improving Oversight and Financial Stewardship
10/15/10 Seattle Public Schools announces three leadership appointments
10/14/10 Seattle Public Schools receives $4.6 million in energy efficiency grants for 22 schools
10/8/10 Seattle Public Schools to host Oct. 16 Family Symposium: From Cradle to College and Career
10/5/10 Reminder: Superintendent Community Coffee Chats start Thursday, Oct. 7
10/4/10 Four Seattle Public Schools teachers to receive $1,000 surprise Oct. 5
10/4/10 Early enrollment for 2011-12 starts this week: Incoming kindergartners, students new to SPS can enroll through Jan. 31. 2011
10/1/10 Seattle elementary schools hosting walk-to-school events in October
10/1/10 Seattle Public Schools receives $2.8 million grant to increase the graduation rates
09/27/10 Seattle Public Schools receives $1.05 million grant to increase student achievement in STEM@Cleveland, and Aki Kurose and Mercer middle schools
09/27/10 Seattle Public Schools Wins National Award for Family and Community Engagement from Johns Hopkins University
09/23/10 Seattle Public Schools Awarded $12.5 million Teacher Incentive Fund Grant
09/20/10 Chief Sealth International High School and Hamilton International Middle School to host "All Community Celebrations"
09/16/10 Seattle Public Schools students named Semifinalists in 2011 National Merit Scholarships program
09/15/10 School Board Approves Landmark Agreement with Seattle Education Association
09/14/10 District and community leaders to discuss teacher contract prior to Seattle School Board vote
09/13/10 Seattle Public Schools invites families to "Welcome Back" Regional Meetings
09/13/10 Superintendent announces community Coffee Chats
09/08/10 School Board to Vote on Teacher Contract on September 15


Seattle Public Schools Celebrates New Programs, Services and Facilities that Support Student Success

09/03/2010 First day of school in Seattle begins Wednesday, September 8
09/02/2010 Chief Sealth International High School Celebrates Opening of Renovated Building with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
09/02/2010 Hamilton International Middle School Celebrates Opening of Renovated Building with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
09/01/2010 Preliminary Agreement Reached between Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Education Association
08/31/2010 Middle schools show significant improvement in math and science scores in first year of new state assessment tests
08/27/2010 SPS hosting seven guest teachers from China
08/26/2010 Three Seattle Schools to host opening celebrations in next two weeks
08/23/2010 SPS announces additional leadership appointments for 2010-2011
08/12/2010 SPS awarded nearly $3.8 million in grants for school energy capital improvements

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