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  • McGilvra Elementary pitching in for Ms. Melonie
    Melonie Rohn-Jordan has spent more than 20 years taking care of Madison Park children at McGilvra Elementary. When her son, Matt, was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer, she found out just how big her family really is.
  • Upower pumps up youth with trauma-informed fitness
    Upower has grown a lot since Madison Park resident Martha Moseley founded the nonprofit fitness and wellness program more than four years ago, but there's always demand for more.
  • McGilvra class heroes something to be
    The McGilvra PTA’s first major fundraiser of the year, the Move-a-Thon was formerly known as the Run-a-Thon, but the addition of yoga, parkour and meditation this year necessitated a name change.
  • Young entrepreneur starts sweet business
    Sydney Lennard is a preteen with a cotton candy machine, and the young entrepreneur is spinning sugar into cash to help pay for college.
  • Another Peaceful Place in Madrona

    Erika Locatelli says the world would be a better place if every school followed the Montessori Method of teaching.
    The Peaceful Place Montessori founder has roughly doubled her effort, opening a second preschool in Madrona within a year of the first.

  • Epiphany celebrating 60 years in Madrona

    After 60 years shaping young minds in Madrona, Epiphany School is balancing celebrating its past with deciding its future.
    “I think we’re poised to really think a little more broadly about where we are going because of some of the opportunities that are available to us and, frankly, some that are thrust on us,” said Jenn Elkin, who joined Epiphany as head of school in July 2017.

  • McGilvra Elementary cafeteria ready to serve

    McGilvra Elementary students spent the last school year eating lunch in their classrooms due to ongoing construction. This year they’re dining inside a new cafeteria that will double as a multipurpose room.

     
  • Arboretum has pull with Student Conservation Association
    The students made the first dent in what will be an 18-month effort to clear invasive vegetation and enhance collections belonging to the University of Washington along the Lake Washington Boulevard and new Arboretum Loop Trail corridors, which is being funded by a gift to the Arboretum Foundation.
  • Northwest School moving toward socially responsible investing
    The Northwest School board president Kathleen Wareham says the independent school is teaching by example with its plans to fully transition its $10.4 million endowment to socially and environmentally responsible funds.
  • McGilvra Elementary unleashes its inner ‘80s

    Over the course of the year the McGilvra PTA has been working hard at organizing their biggest fundraising event in two years. In April, the McGilvra community brought their 80s, with awesome costumes, wicked dance moves and generous hearts.

     
  • Madrona Elementary struggles to increase enrollment
    The reopening of Meany Middle School last September resulted in cutting grades sixth through eighth at what is now just Madrona Elementary. Despite having room to grow its enrollment, Madrona is one of many central area schools that has struggled with increasing its student population over the years.
  • Northwest School sixth-grader raises money for Sierra Club
    The Northwest School sixth-grader Asa Whitehead chose raising money for the Sierra Club as his action project. The Leschi resident raised $79 at his lemonade and cookie stand over two days.
  • Seattle School Board approves Juneau contract
    Seattle’s new superintendent will make just shy of $300,000 a year — with the potential for an annual $15,000 performance bonus — as part of a contract approved unanimously by the Seattle School Board on April 25.
  • Durkan announces $636 million education levy
    Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan acknowledged a seven-year, $636.5 million education levy she’s proposing to fund her Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise plan will be a hard sell to voters come November, but she says the programs it will fund are crucial to improving the city’s economic future.
  • Seattle School Board wants Juneau for next superintendent
    Denise Juneau is poised to become the next superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, after the school board voted Wednesday night to enter contract negotiations with the former Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction.
  • Seattle School Board to tap next superintendent next week

    Come July 1, Seattle Public Schools will have a new leader.
    After poring over more than 60 applications, and then winnowing that down to five candidates for initial interviews, there are now just three contenders to become the district's next superintendent.

  • Board taps finalists for Seattle Public Schools superintendent
    A pair of current district superintendents, and the former head of the Montana public school system have been named as finalists for the top job in Seattle Public Schools.
  • McGilvra Elementary gets colorful for Holi
    Like many holidays involving children, the Holi celebration at McGilvra Elementary on Friday took a good deal of time setting up, and much less for colors to start flying.
  • The Bush School plans Upper School construction in 2021

    The Bush School plans to carry out the first phase of a major capital facilities upgrade in 2021, constructing a 22,000-square-foot educational building on its upper campus. 

     
  • Miller Annex Preschool ready for little learners
    Little learners will soon fill two classrooms set to open later this month in the Miller Annex as part of the Seattle Preschool Program.
    “This is truly the standard for excellent, high-quality preschool education spaces,” said Monica Liang-Aguirre, director of early learning for Seattle’s Department of Education and Early Learning (DEEL).
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