Schools Notebook for Aug. 8

  • Tuesday, August 7, 2012 7:27pm

SCC partners with Chinese university

Shoreline Community College is working with a major Chinese university to bring students to the United States and possibly much more.

A delegation from Qingdao University visited Shoreline CC July 30 to put the final pieces of the agreement in place before a formal signing scheduled for this fall in China.

“We are honored and excited to be working with a university of such stature in China,” said Diana Sampson, Shoreline’s executive director of International Education, in a press release.

After their first year at Qingdao University, Chinese students would come to Shoreline for their second year toward an associate’s degree from Shoreline. Students could then be eligible for transfer to a four-year university in the United States.

Kaixian Jin, dean of the College of Adult Education at Qingdao University, also suggested that Shoreline create a branch campus at Qingdao.

Other options discussed included sharing faculty and shorter-term language programs.

EdCC student returns from AmeriCorps

Lynnwood High School alumna Amanda Galvin graduated July 19 from AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps after completing 10 months of full-time service to communities in need.

Galvin arrived at NCCC’s Pacific Region Campus in Sacramento, Calif., on Oct. 6, 2011, to begin her term of service. From there, she traveled with a team around California and to Idaho, Oregon and Nevada to work with the Bureau of Land Management, local municipalities and a couple of school districts.

NCCC projects typically support disaster relief, the environment, energy conservation, infrastructure improvement, and urban and rural development.

“One of my favorite projects was working at the Presidio – it’s the historical national park in San Francisco. It was very beautiful and the people we worked with were just delightful,” Galvin wrote in an email.

Her group also helped with housing projects in Twin Falls, Idaho, from start to finish, and helped spruce up the grounds for an outdoor middle school in a small Oregon town. “We really enjoyed being around the kids, and we each were assigned a child to tutor,” she said.

Galvin will attend Edmonds Community College this fall.

Up to date on shots?

Back-to-school shots are ready for students at Snohomish Health District clinics. Is your child up-to-date? Your visit includes a record check of the state immunizations registry.

The health district’s Lynnwood Immunization Clinic is at 6101 200th Ave. SW. Appointments can be made for 8 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays; call 425-775-3522.

Chickenpox and whooping cough are among the required vaccines for attending school. Recommended vaccines include flu, human papillomavirus, hepatitis A and others.

For more information, go to or call your local clinic.

Teens: Take charge of your health

Are you a teen who needs health care? Did you know there is a state program to give you access to health coverage?

The Healthy Teens Project is running public service announcements aimed at teens (ages 13-18) in Washington state, encouraging teens to sign up or renew their health coverage through the state’s Apple Health for Kids. This coverage includes medical, dental, mental health, vision, sexual health and substance abuse treatment.

Video ads aimed at teens, with information on how to learn more, can be viewed at