School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 1:00pm

Public can give input on math at state meeting

The State Board of Education will hold a community meeting from 4-7 p.m. July 24 to get input on state math standards. The meeting will be at the Puget Sound Educational Service District in Renton, 800 Oakesdale Ave. SW.

The state is in the process of revising its math standards for kindergarten through 12th grade, and comments are sought on a draft report done by an educational research firm on the standards. The community meeting will provide input for the math standards final report due at the end of August.

The public can comment on the draft recommendation by sending e-mail to by Aug. 5.

A draft report of findings will be presented at the meeting. Then there will be a question and answer period, small group discussions, and time to report feedback. Individuals will be asked to provide written comments on the draft recommendations. A copy of the Strategic Teaching report is at For information see

Free science camp at Everett CC

Everett Community College is hosting a free, week-long science and engineering camp for students entering the seventh, eighth and ninth grades called IDEAS — Increasing Diversity in Engineering And Science. The deadline to apply is Aug. 3

The first session is Aug. 13-17 and the second is Aug. 20-24. The camp is designed to introduce middle-school students of color and young women to careers in science and engineering. Students will be taught by EvCC instructors and scientists.

At the week-long camp, they’ll learn about science and business innovation, go on a marine biology field trip, build rockets and bridges and do other educational activities. The camp is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with lunch and supplies provided. No math or science prerequisites are required.

The camp, in its fifth year, is sponsored by the college, the YMCA of Snohomish County Minority Achievers Program and The Boeing Co.

For information or to apply, contact Christina Castorena, Associate Dean for Diversity, at 425-388-9282 or

YMCA preschool available for fall

The Heatherwood Child Development Center, part of the YMCA of Snohomish County’s Southeast Family Branch, is launching two new half-day preschool programs for toilet-trained children aged 3 and 4.

Registration is being accepted for fall sessions.

For information, call Jennifer Bender at 425-379-9400.

Graaf named to Dean’s list at Savanna

Garret Graaf of Mill Creek was named to the dean’s list at the Savanna College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga., for spring quarter 2007. Full-time undergraduates who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the dean’s list.

Graaf is an industrial design major.

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