School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 9:59am

Shop at Syre’s holiday bazaar

From 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Syre Elementary, visitors can enjoy a day of shopping, an espresso or a snack from the concession stand. There will be a variety of vendors and plenty of gift ideas. Come, shop and enjoy the day at the Syre Holiday Gift Bazaar. Syre Elementary is located at 19545 12th Ave. NW in Shoreline.

Living history speaker to present

The Sno-King School Retirees’ chapter of the Washington State School Retirees Association will be sponsoring a special evening meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Shoreline Center Auditorium at 18560 1st Ave. NE.

The guest speaker will be Gary Lentz from the Pacific Northwest Living History Programs who will personify a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition: Sgt. Gasse. This presentation has been highly acclaimed and the Sno-King School Retirees are pleased to invite anybody who is interested in the Lewis &Clark Expedition to attend. This special event is free to the public. Donations will be accepted.

Shoreline driver education offered

Shoreline School District offers students 15 years and older top-quality classroom and driving instruction, including several enrichment speakers, after school in the fall, winter, spring and summer.  The next available nine-week session runs Dec. 12-March 6.

For information and class availability, call Joan Kuklenski at 206-361-4314 or visit and link to Shorecrest or Shorewood high schools.

Highly Capable testing for 2006-07

Screening for the Shoreline School District’s Highly Capable Program for elementary grades will begin in January 2006. All district and interested private school first-grade students will be tested in January. Parents of current district first graders received information in the mail about the testing and have the option of declining the testing of their child by signing and returning a postcard to the Highly Capable Program office. The top 10 percent of the first graders tested in January will go on for further testing.

Students in grades 2-5 not currently being served by the program and private school students will be tested in February 2006. Deadlines and testing dates are listed below. Parents interested in having their child assessed for program eligibility should contact Trudy Wright in the Highly Capable Program office at 206-368-4771. Registration will begin Nov. 14.

Deadline for private school first graders to sign up for testing is Jan. 6, and deadline for grades 2-5 students to sign up for testing is Jan. 13.

Testing dates for preliminary first grade testing in regular classrooms is Jan. 2-20; private school first grade testing at Shoreline Center is Jan. 12; first grade (top 10 percent) is Feb. 4 &11 (both days); and second, third, fourth &fifth grade are Feb. 4 &11 (both days).

Artwork by school staff on display

Artwork from nine Shoreline School District teachers and staff will be featured at The Gallery of the Shoreline Historical Museum through Dec. 31.

District artists include: Sid Carden, Terry Clayton, Paul Fleming, Laura King, Pat Nordby, Cindy Saffold, Sally Tonkin, Robert Teodosio and Michael Zadra.

The artwork in this show spans a wide range of mediums, including watercolor, acrylics, photography, monoprints and jewelry. The imagery covers the very realistic to the truly abstract. This is a great opportunity to see work by some of the talented men and women working in the Shoreline School District.

At 1 p.m., Nov. 12 at the museum, there will be a reception to celebrate the achievements of these artists in conjunction with the museum’s opening of the Standard Oil at Wells Point exhibit. Refreshments will be served and all are invited to attend.

The museum is one block west of Aurora on N. 175th and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information on the exhibit, call the Arts Council at 206-417-4645.

Shoreline resident studies abroad

Jon Jacobson, a senior at Lawrence University, is spending the 2005 fall term participating in a study-abroad program at the International Education of Students (IES) in Vienna, Austria. A 2002 graduate of Shorecrest High School, he is the son of Pamela Luke, Lake Forest Park, and Robert Jacobson, Shoreline.

The Vienna program features a broad curriculum of courses taught in English and German as well as numerous field trip opportunities to cultural and historic locations throughout Austria and Central Europe.

WSU names scholars

Four students from Shoreline Public Schools were awarded scholarships to Washington State University’s Regents Scholars program.

• Benjamin Bodi, a student from Shorecrest High School, was awarded the Distinguished Regents Scholarship. Bodi was a recent participant in the Student Biotechnology Exposition and a paid intern in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Twenty-five or fewer students received this four-year award worth more than $54,000. It covers resident undergraduate tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, and a book stipend.

• Chandra LeFevre, a student from Shorecrest High School, was awarded the Silver Regents Scholarship. LeFevre is a student representative on the Shoreline School District Board of Directors. Seventy-five students received this two-year award worth $8,000 ($4,000 a year), covering about three-quarters of resident tuition.

• Amy Zeifman and Laura Klein of Shorewood High School were awarded the Crimson Regents Scholarship. This award is valued at $6,000 ($3,000 a year) and covers half of the resident tuition.

WSU bases the award levels on academic strength, leadership, and community and extracurricular involvement. Nominated students frequently show exceptional commitment and academic performance while managing part-time jobs, extraordinary family situations, and other special circumstances.

S’wood hosts drill team invitational

The Shorewood High School Drill Team is hosting its annual Drill and Dance Invitational at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Shorewood Gymnasium, 17300 Fremont Ave. N. Shorewood will be hosting up to 20 drill and dance teams from the Puget Sound area. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and students with ASB card and children five and under are free. Concessions and flowers will be available for purchase.

Many people have been entertained at home football and basketball games by these hardworking and competitive girls. Last March they won the State competition in the Yakima Sun Dome. Proceeds from this invitational will help offset the cost of travel and other expenses for performances in the area as well as the regional and state competitions.

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