October 9, 2015
NEW — 4:05 p.m. Oct. 10, 2015
Construction on the new Renton School District middle school is on time and on budget.
The two-story school designed by NAC Architecture will occupy the 11-acre site of the Renton Academy, next to Hazelwood Elementary School. It is set to open September 2016.
Now, the district is seeking public input to determine the name of the new school. Everyone is encouraged to offer their suggestions in this four-question survey offered by the district here.
District officials outlined the following criteria when determining a name: Read more
September 30, 2015
NEW — 2:59 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015
Several local high school seniors were among about 16,000 semifinalists for the annual National Merit Scholarship.
The high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.
About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and about half
of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. Read more
September 1, 2015
NEW — 6:15 p.m. Sept. 2, 2015
When Chris Coy interviewed for a teaching position at Hazen High School several years ago, it was clear administrators were looking for someone with a particular set of skills.
“The first question they asked me was what did I know about marching bands,” Coy, now the school’s director of bands and orchestra, said.
Coming from Ohio, a mecca for marching band enthusiasts, Coy knew quite a lot. In addition to marching himself in high school and college, he also taught students to march and play. Read more
August 6, 2015
NEW — 3:15 p.m. Aug. 6, 2015
Local students graduate
- Alanah Bell, of Newcastle, graduated June 13, with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a minor in chemistry from the University of Washington. She will attend the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy in the fall to obtain her doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences.
- Julie-Elisa S. Acosta, of Newcastle, graduated July 13 with a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from Wichita State University, in Wichita, Kansas.
- Madison Dinger, of Newcastle, Bachelor of Science, nursing, Linfield College, Oregon
- The following Newcastle students graduated in the spring semester at Washington State University:
- Alexis Garvin, Bachelor of Arts, hospitality business management; Chelsea Gillies, Bachelor of Arts, communication; Shannon Heric, Bachelor of Arts, digital technology and culture; Ocean Skyrud, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; Nicole Smith, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; and Scott Turner, Bachelor of Arts, business administration
July 2, 2015
Liberty High School students took home a slew of top awards at the 2015 Washington State History Day competition May 2.
This year’s theme was “Leadership and Legacy in History.” The school sent 16 students to the contest at Green River Community College, and eight of them qualified for the national competition by placing in the top two of their categories.
Vincy Fok, Lorrin Johnson and Issabelle Hayden’s project about Edward R. Murrow earned first place in the senior group exhibit category.
Carlyn Schmidgall, Lauryn Hepp and Sally Rim earned first place for their group website about John F. Kennedy’s leadership during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Read more
July 2, 2015
Twelve Hazen High School students were recognized as outstanding seniors by Renton School Board members at their May 12 meeting.
Students were selected based on academic achievement, leadership, co-curricular involvement, citizenship and character, community service and contributions to their classmates and school.
The honorees were Jesse Choi, Pauline Mogilevsky, Lina Li, Sarah Sherrod, Sablena Milinganyo, Eddie Garcia, Connor Broughton, Connor Garrels, Ryan Howe, Shelby Mathison, Tudi Le and Spencer Chin.
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June 4, 2015
A committee of parents, principals and other educational leaders has approved a plan that would ask Issaquah School District voters for more than a half-billion dollars to build four new schools and modernize several others.
At a May 6 meeting, the district’s bond feasibility and development committee approved a package that would raise $518.5 million in voter-approved funds. The bond measure would likely appear on ballots in spring 2016.
The final item to be added to the proposal is a big one: $120 million for a fourth comprehensive high school. The school would likely be built for a core population of 1,500 – smaller than Skyline and Issaquah high schools, but bigger than Liberty, which finished an expansion and modernization project last year.
Another $148.5 million would go toward building a new middle school and two new elementary schools. That would give the district a total of six middle schools and 17 elementary schools. Read more