Renton School Board to consider middle school boundaries

February 1, 2013

NEW — 3:25 p.m. Feb. 1, 2013

The Renton School Board will consider a proposed map of middle school boundaries at its regular Feb. 6 meeting.

All Renton School District middle school students that reside in Newcastle will attend the new middle school when it opens in 2016, based on preliminary boundaries.

Construction of the new middle school, on the site of the current Renton Academy, 6928 116th Ave. S.E., means boundary changes for the district’s three other middle schools as well.

With the proposed boundary changes, more than 1,100 middle school students will change schools when the new one opens in 2016. More than 750 of those students will be moving from McKnight Middle School to the new middle school. Read more

Chamber hosts local sports reporter

February 1, 2013

NEW — 2:50 p.m. Feb. 1, 2013

Newcastle resident and award-winning sports radio host Bill Swartz will be the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce’s featured speaker at its Feb. 13 luncheon.

Swartz will talk about all things Seattle sports, from the Seahawks’ exciting play this season and the potential return of the Sonics, to an early outlook on the Mariners’ chances in 2013.

“Come to lunch and get a current perspective on Seattle sports so that you can sound like an informed sports enthusiast in your business and social circles,” Peter Zevenbergen, chamber president, said in a statement.

Lunch begins at 11 a.m. at Tapatio Mexican Grill, and costs $20 for chamber members and $25 for nonchamber members. The lunch includes food, tax and gratuity.

Attendees are asked to RSVP by emailing

Tapatio is at 6920 Coal Creek Parkway S.E.

Learn more at the chamber’s website,