School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:57am

The Study of Religion’ at Jackson HS

Jackson High School will host a “The Study Of Religion” event from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the school.

Charles Richter, graduate student in Comparative Religion and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Washington, will present an introduction to the academic study of religion at the college level.

The goal is to encourage high school students to recognize the impact of religion on world events and think critically about the intersections of religion and other aspects of society.

The event is sponsored by the Jackson High School PTSA. See

For information, contact Maddie Korver, Jackson HS PTSA President, at

Popular author visits Woodside El

Earlier this week, the popular children’s author Suzanne Williams visited Woodside Elementary.

Some of Williams’ books include “Ten Naughty Little Monkeys,” “Library Lil” and “Mommy Doesn’t Know My Name.”

The visit was made possible through Sno-Isle libraries, which is celebrating a “Children’s Book Festival.” The school was one of the chosen schools in which book authors will host an assembly.

Gateway choirs at Winterfest in Seattle

The seventh- and eighth-grade Gateway Middle School Choirs will perform at Seattle Center’s Winterfest 2007 celebration at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 29 at Seattle Center in Seattle.

Winterfest 2007 offers six weeks of free entertainment and performers at Seattle Center, including the Bellevue Philharmonic, Circus Contraption, College Performance Series, Holiday World Market, Ice Sculpting and more.

AMHS students learn about immigrants

Archbishop Murphy High School held its Fall Service Retreat Oct. 14-15.

Questions like “Why do you deserve the life you live?” were among those presented to the freshmen and sophomores at the retreat, held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Sedro-Woolley.

Workshops challenged students to redefine their perspective on their “neighbor” and learn about different views surrounding immigration in the U.S. Math teacher Dan Moynihan and librarian Nicolette Roberge shared reflections about the history of Irish immigration and St. Teresa of Avila, respectively. On the second day, students attended mass with Father Armando Guzmán.

Then they put what they learned into action by organizing the food bank at St. Charles Parish in Burlington, which supports more than 300 migrant worker families throughout the year.

The retreat concluded with a visit to migrant worker housing units.

AMHS students are guest artists

Archbishop Murphy visual arts students were featured guest artists at the annual Fulcrum Foundation Donors’ Breakfast Oct. 18. Nate Kudlich demonstrated drawing, Stephanie Kazka and Megan Kirchgasler demonstrated glazing techniques on bowls thrown on the wheel, and Joel Hummel demonstrated hand building techniques.

Last year the Fulcrum Foundation awarded a grant to the school to buy an open flame kiln. Each table was decorated with a variety of pinch pots made using this kiln. The Fulcrum Foundation expressed their appreciation to the students of the school for taking the time to share their artistic talents at the event.

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