Renton School Board honors Hazen seniors

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.

Renton School District’s superintendent resigns

June 4, 2015

The Renton School District is back on the market for a new district leader.

Less than two years after she took office, Superintendent Merri Rieger announced her resignation, and the Renton School Board accepted it at its May 13 meeting.

Merri Rieger

Merri Rieger

Rieger’s resignation is effective June 30. In order to ensure a smooth transition for the interim superintendent, Rieger will step aside from the daily superintendent duties immediately, according to a statement from the district. Read more

Renton superintendent resigns

May 21, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. May 21, 2015

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Merri Rieger

The Renton School District is back on the market for a new district leader.

Less than two years after she took office, Superintendent Merri Rieger announced her resignation, and the Renton School Board accepted it at its May 13 meeting.

Rieger’s resignation is effective June 30. In order to ensure a smooth transition for the interim superintendent, Rieger will step aside from the daily superintendent duties immediately, according to a statement from the district.  Read more

Renton school honors Pam Teal

July 2, 2014

The Renton School District honored Friends of Renton Schools Foundation Chairwoman Pam Teal with its 2014 Community Leadership Award at the Washington School Administrator’s Association’s regional awards ceremony.

Teal is also a Renton School Board director (her District 5 includes Newcastle) and chairwoman of the Renton Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.

Learn more about the Friends of Renton Schools at www.friendsofrentonschools.org.

 

Renton School Board honors Hazen seniors

June 5, 2014

The Renton School Board recognized 12 outstanding Hazen High School seniors at its May 14 meeting.

Brooks Jacobs, Alan Yeh, Bahari Watkins, Daniel Snitkovskiy, Malcolm Mitchell, Alisha Piazza, Arden Phu, Kirsten Donno, Cindy Hanson, Kylie Magar, Emma Tuschhoff and Jessica Carey were honored for their academic achievement, leadership, co-curricular involvement, citizenship, community service and contributions to their classmates and school.

Hazen educator receives honor

April 3, 2014

The Renton School Board recognized Hazen High School educator Josh Viles as one of the district’s top employees at its March 26 meetings.

Viles, who leads the Hazen music department, was one of five district staff members to receive an Outstanding Employee Award.

Josh Viles

Josh Viles

The board has presented the awards for more than 30 years to recognize staff who demonstrate an extraordinary level of job performance, support of students, professionalism and dedication.

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New leadership coming to Hazen High School

July 12, 2013

NEW — 11 a.m. July 12, 2013

Randy Taylor

Randy Taylor

Randy Taylor will take over as Hazen High School’s interim principal for the 2013-2014 school year, replacing John Kniseley, who accepted a position at Kentwood High School.

Taylor most recently served as principal of Mount Si High School for six years, and also spent five years as the Auburn High School principal.

He holds master’s degrees in education and school administration from Central Washington University. In 2003, the Washington Library Media Association named Taylor the High School Principal of the Year.

The Association of Washington Secondary School Principals also named him the Washington State Regional Distinguished Principal in 1998 and 2009. Read more

School district proposes sale of property near Hazelwood Elementary

July 3, 2012

NEW — 10:55 a.m., July 3, 2012

The Renton School District will begin the process for a possible sale of two pieces of undeveloped property near Newcastle’s Hazelwood Elementary School and Renton’s Tiffany Park Elementary.

The district has owned the property for 40 years and considered selling the land in 2008 just as the U.S. recession began and the housing market started its rapid decline, according to the district. A decision was made at that time to put off the sale.

Both pieces of property are zoned for singled-family residences.

The 10-acre property at the north end of the district, near Hazelwood Elementary School and Lake Boren, was purchased in 1970.

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Renton School board recognizes Hazen High School students

May 31, 2012

Twelve Hazen High School students were recognized as outstanding seniors by Renton School Board members at its May 9 meeting.

The students have received numerous individual honors, succeeded in the classroom, served their community and represented Hazen High School with integrity, according to the district.

Students were selected based on academic achievement, leadership, co-curricular involvement, citizenship and character, community service and contributions to their classmates and school.

Students spoke briefly during the presentation about what made them successful in school and motivated them in their personal life. They recognized their parents in attendance, acknowledged friendships with other students and honored their teachers.

 

Renton bond back before voters in April 17 special election

April 5, 2012

Measure would provide funding for a Newcastle middle school

The Renton School Board voted Feb. 29 to rerun a $97 million building improvement bond that would fund a new middle school in Newcastle among other projects.

The bond, which originally came up two points shy of the 60 percent needed to pass in the Feb. 14 special election, will run again April 17.

Citizens for Renton Schools Chair John Galluzzo said a major setback to gathering enough support for the bond the first time was not giving residents a clear picture of what the bond would mean to them financially.

The election was about 335 votes short of the ballots needed to approve the bond, he said.

“We are confident that once we explain in further detail and do a better job of what that cost will be that people will jump at it,” he said.

The bond measure’s proposed bond collection rate would be an increase of about 18 cents per $1,000 in assessed property value, or about $46 per year for the average homeowner, according to district officials. That rate includes funding from all past voter-approved bond measures plus the new bond measure.

The proposed rate for those living in the district would increase to $5.39 per $1,000 of assessed value in 2013, up from $5.21 per $1,000 per assessed value in 2012.

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