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From left, Zachary Pullin DeWolf, Eden Mack, and Betty Patu each won their respective races for Seattle School
Board. Photo by Joe Veyera
From left, Zachary Pullin DeWolf, Eden Mack, and Betty Patu each won their respective races for Seattle School Board. Photo by Joe Veyera
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:30 PM
The lone incumbent to seek reelection to the Seattle School Board comfortably held her seat, and will be joined by two new members coming off sizable victories of their own for Districts IV and V.
  • Carmen Hagios and Ray Luiggi started the fund to honor their son and Hamilton International Middle School student, who died two months after a summer rollover collision last year put him in the hospital with a traumatic brain injury.
  • At the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel is a corner property — Battery Street and Western Avenue — that is currently being used as a construction staging area in Belltown. The district and city are talking about the potential for a K-8 school there that could also accommodate a park on top.
  • The city council approved legislation on Monday that clears Seattle Pacific University to explore growing into the industrial area north of its campus.
  • Magnolia Elementary parents showed up on Tuesday to help shape the school’s family engagement plan and learn more about what to expect when doors open in September.
  • Local celebrity Charles The Clown is shooting a new video at the Ravenna Eckstein Community Center on Sunday, June 30, and is in need of children 4-8 to attend the free performance.
  • Seattle Public Schools has designs for a three-story classroom addition to be constructed on the east side of Coe Elementary in Queen Anne, and is requesting a setback less than what is required under city code. Now the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is seeking volunteers to serve on an advisory committee to evaluate the request.

  • The parents of Nico Luiggi are honoring their son’s memory with a college scholarship that will follow his former classmates through the years leading up to graduation.
    “We really wanted to do something for the kids who suffered,” said Nico’s mother Carmen Hagios. “It was quite tragic, as you can imagine.”

  • Hundreds of Seattle Pacific University students and professors, family members and friends of Sarah Wong slowly marched down the center aisle of the Free First Methodist Church on Tuesday holding unlit white candles, bundles of flowers and boxes of tissues before finding a seat at a public memorial to honor the SPU student who was killed by a falling crane in South Lake Union on April 27.
  • Queen Anne Elementary neighbors upset about the pending loss of a Norway Maple tree to make way for a side sewer line for the school’s new addition building continue urging the city and school district to find a better alternative that spares the tree.
  • Seattle Opera resumed its opera camp for children during Seattle Public Schools’ April spring break, putting space at its new center on Mercer Street to use in serving some of its youngest patrons.
  • Seattle Public Schools is looking to make Catharine Blaine K-8 School safer when it comes to earthquakes and other natural disasters, accepting a bid to make structural improvements.
  • Donovan Blackham and Seth Baker grew up together in Magnolia and have been friends since they were toddlers. They go to the same high school, attend the Magnolia Church of Latter Day Saints and have been in the same Scouts of America troop since they were 11.
  • The sudden closure of the Art Institute of Seattle on Friday has put many students’ futures in question, including those who were close to graduating at the end of this quarter. In response, Seattle Pacific University is offering a $3,000 transfer scholarship to eligible AI students who want to continue pursuing their degrees.

  • After almost 20 years without an updated science curriculum in Seattle schools, a new teacher-created curriculum is being field-tested. It was set to be adopted in the 2019-20 school year, but may be on hold due to large budget cuts.
  • Seattle Pacific University will begin offering students who receive a two-year degree through the Seattle Promise program with at least 50 percent off their tuition when they transfer to SPU starting in 2020.
  • Bright Horizons has already surpassed its enrollment goal ahead of its spring opening of a new education center in Interbay.
    “We have been inundated with families that are interested,” said center director Lara Canada. “We are over our goal to open so far.”

  • Seattle Public Schools officials are celebrating another levy victory after both Propositions 1 and 2 passed with nearly 70 percent of the vote on Tuesday night.

  • After months of meetings, public forums and inner-district talks, the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors approved new school boundaries for Magnolia students and approved new transportation service standards last month.

  • Seattle Public School administrators spent Tuesday evening explaining to parents, teachers and other interested parties how the two proposed levies on the February ballot would benefit students across the expansive district.
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