School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 1:10pm

Terrace Park wins distinctive OSPI award

Terrace Park K-8 school has been named one of 86 “Schools of Distinction” by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). The award recognizes dramatic improvements in student reading and mathematics.

Specifically, the middle school grades improved their math and reading scores over the last six years.

On Oct. 10, school representatives joined the state superintendent of public instruction, Dr. Terry Bergeson, to accept the award at a statewide event near Seattle.

OSPI’s Schools of Distinction represent the top 5 percent of elementary, middle and high schools whose students have shown outstanding growth in both reading and mathematics skills during a six-year period. This year’s winning schools include 51 elementary schools, 20 middle schools and 15 high schools out of nearly 2,500 schools in the state.

Learn about advanced offerings

Parents who would like to learn more about middle school and high school honors programs, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) in the Edmonds School District are invited to an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the former Woodway High School, 23200 100th Ave. W., in Edmonds. For more information, call 425-431-7157.

Challenge program accepts applications

Now is the time to apply for the Challenge program, a full-time, self-contained gifted or highly capable program at Terrace Park K-8 for first-grade through sixth-grade students who have been assessed for superior intellectual ability, advanced academic achievement, or unusual creative ability. Students must live in the Edmonds School District. For information and referral forms, call 425-431-7157 or see Follow the links to “Parents &Community,” “Other Educational Resources,” “Highly Capable Programs and Services,” and then “Challenge Program.”

Testing for the 2008-09 school year will be held at Terrace Park K-8 on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Jan. 19. The deadline for referrals is Nov. 18 for Dec. 1 testing and Jan. 15 for Jan. 19 testing. Tests take between 2 and 2 ½ hours. Terrace Park K-8 is at 5409 228th St. SW in Mountlake Terrace.

Roundtable on staff development

The Superintendent’s Roundtable at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Educational Service Center, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood, will focus on the topic of “Waiver Days and Staff Professional Development: Looking at the Use of Time and Non-Student Days in 2008-09” and “Information on Internet Safety.”

The Roundtable will begin with a brief open-agenda period, followed by the topics at hand, hosted by Superintendent Nick Brossoit. Community members are welcome to attend and encouraged to bring their lunches. Water, coffee, and cookies will be provided.

Bingo Fundraiser for MDHS music groups

The Music Boosters Club of Meadowdale High School is sponsoring a Bingo fundraiser, which benefits music groups at the school. Money raised goes to new equipment, new music and scholarships for students to attend workshops and competitions.

The event opens its doors at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at the school’s Great Hall, 6002 168th St. SW in Lynnwood. Games begin at 6:30 p.m.

The public is invited. Cost is $6. Pizza, pop and raffle tickets sold separately. There will be lots of prizes.

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