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Volume VII Issue 6

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Permit #13 Darrington, WA 98241

A Publication of The Darrington School District

From the desk of Dave Holmer What are Small Schools?

Most of us would have little difficulty accepting the statement that the Darrington School District schools are small schools. However, I am not sure there is a clear definition of the common characteristics shared by small schools. Here is my attempt at defining small schools. They are small. They are autonomous. The school community retains primary authority to make decisions affecting the important aspects of the school. They are personal. Every student is known by more than one adult, every student has an advisor. They are committed to equity in educational achievement by eliminating achievement gaps between groups of students. They use multiple forms of assessment to report on student accomplishment and to guide their efforts to improve their own school. They view parents as critical allies and find significant ways to include them in the life of the school community.

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Yes, size is one determining characteristic of a small school, yet small schools are about much more than size. A small school offers an environment in which students are more visible. When students are better known, teachers can more easily identify individual talents and unique needs of each student. A small school staff size allows more opportunity for teachers to know each other well, more easily share information about their students, collaborate to solve problems, and generally support one another. Our goal is for our schools to be relentless in our pursuit of success for all students. It’s about the kids. The best interest of students must always come first.

Darrington High School Drama Club Presents:

“You Can’t Take It With You” A play first produced at the Booth Theatre, New York City, Monday night, December 14th, 1936 by Sam H. Harris. It’s a comedy in three acts, written by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman.

Date: May 17, 18, and 19th Time: 7:00 pm

April / May 2012

PRESS RELEASE May 3, 2011 As agreed in the initial settlement in principle, Larry Johnson has signed the final settlement with the Darrington School District. Once a State required 7 day waiting period expires, Johnson's resignation will be effective April 30. The District will add the final settlement to the agenda for the regularly scheduled School Board meeting on May 17th. As previously stated, it was advised and decided that this settlement is in the best interest for the District, for multiple reasons. The settlement provides $230,000.00 to Johnson in attorney fees, as required by law. It also provides roughly $209,000.00 to pay out Johnson’s contract, with all benefits. While very costly, the resignation marks an end to a long, distracting, and painful process. It provides the District and the Darrington community closure and an opportunity to move forward and heal. It a l l o w s t h e board to expand our focus to education and what is in the best interest for our students and staff. Thank you to the staff of Darrington Schools and the community of Darrington for your patience, fortitude, and support of the Board. For the sake of our community and our children, let’s move forward, support one another, and embrace this finality. Board Spokesperson Alan Pickard 360.436.1800


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Elementary School News from Principal, Tracy Franke The 2011-2012 school year is quickly coming to a close, however there are many exciting learning experiences still awaiting our students. Several classes are extending their learning experiences outside the classroom walls including working in the Darrington Children’s Community Garden, visiting the zoo and Padilla Bay. We are also bringing new experiences to all students with the Seattle Science Center’s Science on Wheels Space Odyssey program. We are excited for this opportunity to sit in a planetarium and learn about space. The day will start with an all day assembly, and then each class will get a 45 minute lesson. Another program coming to school has three messages: Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. It will incorporate anti-bullying and tolerance messages through an interactive motivating assembly format. This assembly comes free of charge, if we are willing to sell their product for 5 days. There will be no pressure for families to purchase the items. Staff is also continuing their learning outside the classroom with two staff development opportunities. One class is “Responding to Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs)” which is a follow-up class from September. The other

is a book study based on Eric Jensen’s book Teaching with Poverty in Mind. These programs provide opportunities for continuing education that teacher’s are required to maintain every five years. They will also provide the opportunity for collaboration among all staff kindergarten through 12th grade.

dle schools) is met. The AYP goal for the state is all (100%) students to achieve proficiency in each subject area by 20132014.

The MSP is our state assessment, but along with that we have district assessments that will also need to occur during the last few weeks of school. As I write this, our elementary Students will be taking the Measurement students in grades 3-6 are taking the of Academic Progress (MAP) in reading, reading portion of the Measurement of math and language along with the Student Progress (MSP). Both staff and DIBELS assessment that is given in kinstudents alike have been focused on mak- dergarten through 6th grade to assess reading fluency. ing Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in reading (grades 3-6) and math (grades 3In June we will be celebrating 6) while also improving our scores in learning together this year with an evewriting (grade 4) and science (grade 5). ning event called “Celebration of LearnThere are two ways a school can make ing”. Classrooms will share, in a variety AYP. The first is by demonstrating all students and required groupings meet or of formats, learning that has taken place throughout the year. As summer apexceed the established state assessment proaches we will be teaming up with the proficiency goals in both mathematics Family Support Center and their sumand reading. The second is by meeting mer meals program to provide a literacy the “safe harbor” provision. This proviprogram for students in grades K-6. Our sion permits schools with one or more Americorp member, Megan Kost, will be subgroups not making the goals to still working on that program. There will be make AYP if the percentage of students more information sent out as the time not making AYP in that school declined approaches. by at least 10 percent in each student category and the other indicator (graduation rate for high school or unexcused absences for elementary and mid-

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES

ELEMENTARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Our district has just completed our yearly fiscal audit. One item they paid particular attention to is unexcused absences. It is imperative for parents to call or send in a note excusing their child’s absence. Attendance can affect funding.

May 17 May 18 May 23 May 25 May 28 May 29

A little

When visiting any building in the Darrington School District, please sign in at the building’s office!

bit of sun brings smiles!

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Ned Show 10:45 Pk-K-1 Nature Day 1:45 RAD Assembly Goheen & Lester to Weather Day/Mariners Early Release Holiday Intermediate Classes – Naomi Ben Holocaust Survivor Science Center – Space Odyssey

June 8 June 13th

Wiersma – PoetrySlam

Celebration of Learning 5:30 – 6:30


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Darrington Family Support and Resource Center (DFSRC) 1085 Fir Street / Post Office Box 1103 Darrington, Washington 98241 360-436-0308 (Phone) / 360-436-0224 (FAX) Working with the community to provide education, recreation, and resources. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

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As we delve into summer programming, just want to give a HUGE and share with you the news that we finally received our official private, non-profit status from the IRS. Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support. Please join your Family Center friends now and throughout the summer in great programming:

Youth Programming: - Teen ‘Nite’ - Reducing the Risk (Want a $50 gift card to the store of your choice?) - Service Projects - Field Trips - Great Wolf Lodge - Power Hour Breakfasts Hot Sauce Tasting Competition

- Homework Club - Adult/Youth Mentoring

Thanks Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe for funding Teen ‘Nites’

- And Much Much More…

Call Marree to join in the FUN! Skate/BMX Park Project: Field Trips Service Projects Fund Raisers Project Design Speaking Opportunities And More… Kids on the Go (KOGs) and Family Programming: Field Trips Craft Days Parenting Classes/Retreats Family Night Educational Opportunities Family Council Community Activities More…

Call Wyonne for additional info.

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Logger Sports DATE

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***Schedules are subject to change please check the web site for most current information

Baseball Softball Schedule

OPPONENT

Fri May 4

Bi-Districts

TBD

Tues May 8

Bi-Districts

TBD

Sat May 12

Finals Bi-District

Stanwood

Sat May 19

Regionals

TBD

Fri/Sat May 25/26

State

Ellensburg

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***Schedules are subject to change please check the web site for most current information Sat May 19

Bi-District Playoff TOURNAMENT

Stanwood

Fri/Sat May 25/26

State

Yakima

Middle and High School Student Sports Physicals at the Darrington Clinic Wednesday, June 6th at 4:30-Girls Thursday, June 7th at 4:30-Boys

Volleyball Youth Camp The Darrington High Volleyball Team will be sponsoring a youth camp for grades 5-8, June 12 and 13 after school. The camp will cost $25 and will include a camp t-shirt. Flyers with release forms will be sent out and available in mid-May. Contact Greg Powell at the high school with any questions

Thank you Tulalip Tribes! The Darrington School District and the Athletic Department and all Sport Teams would like to thank the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Funds Committee for their GENEROUS donation! Below is a break down of what we asked for and where that money is being put to good use! Pay To Participate Scholarship = $1300 (Budget - TBD by Dave Holmer) Football Equipment = $1000 (Football Budget) Cheerleader Safety Mats = $250 (Cheerleading Budget)

Football Helmets = $700 (General Athletics Budget) Baseball / Softball Bats = $600 ($300 to Baseball and $300 to Softball) Uniforms = $850 (General Athletics Budget)

Wrestling = $300 (Wrestling Budget)

Total = $5000

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Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center Summer School 2012 June 25 – July 13 * Are you a CURRENT 8th through 11th grader? If so, MARK YOUR CALENDAR… Spend three weeks of your summer exploring a potential career field, earning high school credit (0.5 elective) and having fun!! Best of all, it’s FREE! FREE Available Summer Session Programs: Auto Technology Diesel Power Technology Fashion and Merchandising Health Occupations Veterinary Assisting

AutoBody/Collision Repair DigiPen Video Game Design Floral Design Precision Machining Welding

Applications will be available online at www.snoisletech.com at midnight on May 1, 2012. Acceptance is based on first come, first served and programs fill quickly, so don’t delay! Classes will be in session M-F from 8:00am – 2:30pm. Students must provide their own lunch and transportation. Location: 9001 Airport Road, Everett WA 98204 (425-348-2220) *No classes on July 4, 2012 for Independence Day Holiday Special Assistance Sno-Isle TECH needs to be advised in advance of the start of summer school regarding students requiring special assistance such as one-toone educational aides, IEP accommodation, 504 accomodation, etc. If a student requires specific accommodation during the regular school year, the same accommodation is required during Sno-Isle TECH summer school. Sno-Isle TECH will coordinate accommodation needs with the student’s sending district. For more information, please contact Dave Rudy, Director, Sno-Isle TECH at 425-348-2249. Anthony (425-356-1277). ADA/Access Coordinator: Debra Fulton (425-356-1330). All are located at 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA 98204. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Dave Rudy, Director (425-348-2220) at 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.

Middle/High School Activity Calendar PRINCIPAL'S HONOR ROLL-9th grade

HS Play “You Cant Take It With You

May 17-19

Snow make up day (periods 4-6)

May 25

RAILYNN N. FORD

Memorial Day (no school)

May 28

TAYLER R. HOFTELL

Senior Awards Night

May 30

K-12 Band Concert (7pm HS Auditorium)

May 31

Baccalaureate

June 3

HALEY D. HARRIS

12th grade attendance appeals due

June 4

KASSANDRA N. JONES

Biology-end of course exam

June 4

TAYLOR T. LINDEMAN

Algebra-end of course exam

June 6

Geometry

June 7

Field day and senior checkout

June 7

TREVON T. WILLIAMS

Graduation practice

June 8

JORDYN C. STAFFORD

Graduation

June 9

9-11th grade attendance appeals due

June 13

8th grade moving-up ceremony (5pm)

June 18

Last day of school

June 19

ANNA E. BARKHOLZ

HIGH HONOR ROLL-9th grade ALEX T. MARSTEN TRENTON R. GREEN

BALEIGH G. RUMSEY EMMARAE S. REUWSAAT HONOR ROLL-9th grade

TYLER D. DAVIS HAILEY R. HUDSON CAROLINE M. HAYWOOD A portion of the 9th grade honor roll was inadvertently left off the list in the March 2012 log. Above is the complete 9th grade honor roll for semester 1.

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T College Bound Scholarship Opportunity for Middle school Students.

Dear Families of Middle School Students Please consider completing an application to have your students college paid for! A State program is available to help your child plan for college, pay for college, and begin to realize his/her dreams. The College Bound Scholarship is a Statesponsored program for seventh and eighth grade students who meet one of the following criteria: Are eligible for Free and Reduced Price Lunch Are a foster youth Receive TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) benefits or Family meets the income standards as described on the College Bound

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Application Applications are available in the office and we would be pleased to help you complete one and mail it in. The application can also be completed online at www.hecb.wa.gov/collegebound. In order to serve your student better, please check “YES” to the release of information statements on the application. The application deadline is June 30, so enroll today!

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Cont. from previous column

April Blood Drive

On Friday, April 20th there was a blood drive in the high school auditorium. We wanted to have at least 50 donors, and I’m pretty sure we are happy with what we got. We had 44 donors, 9 of whom were first time donors. All Please contact myself or Valerie Smith at of us in science club were there to (360)436-1140 if you have any questions, help out when needed, but mostly would like help completing the application, or we talked to the donors and made need further information. Please do take advantage of this very special opportunity. sure they didn’t faint! It was exciting talking to them afterward at Sincerely, the canteen. We heard all their Brett Galbraith reactions, most are pretty excited Middle/High School Counselor and talk about how easy it was. We do hear about how their finger getting prinked was the worst Middle/High School Library News part. We all had a few laughs at the canteen. All in all it was a Searching for a book? The Darrington School’s Libraries catalog great time at the blood drive and we hope to see you all there next is now a web-based program. time. There are many benefits to earning a degree beyond a high school diploma. By signing and returning the pledge, you and your child are taking the first step to secure a prosperous future – one that the State of Washington will help you reach!

Check it out at destiny.dsd.k12.wa.us

Submitted by: Sierra Shibley Science Club Members Advisor: Mr. Barton Sierra Shibley Jessica Williamson Tracy Tamez Chance Brown

As you fill out the application, your child will be asked to make a pledge to: Graduate from high school Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher be a good citizen and remain crime free

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(Pictured below Sierra, Jessica, Tracy, and Austin)

If your child keeps this pledge and your family remains financially eligible (your income will be verified at graduation), then the State of Washington will pay for tuition (at public university rates) and books ($500 per year) for up to four years at a Washington State public or private university, a community college, or a technical college (see back for list of eligible schools).

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Washington DC Trip! There will be a parent/student meeting for any current 8-11 graders interested in a Washington D.C. trip in March 2013. On Wednesday, May 16, 6:30pm, those interested can attend an informational meeting in room 205 in the high school, in Mr. Powell's room. Mr. Powell and several students had a successful trip there this past Spring Break, and will share those experiences as well. Any questions, contact Greg Powell at the high school.

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Baby & Me Storytime Thursdays, May 10, 24 & 31, 10:30am Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. For newborns through 18 months. Supported by Darrington IGA Grocery and Darrington Friends of the Library. Preschool Storytime Fridays, May 11, 18 & 25, 11:00am Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Supported by Darrington Friends of the Library.

Claymation for All Ages Saturday, May 19, 2:00pm-4:00pm Clay animation specialist Lukas Allenbaugh will get the whole family experiencing the excitement of producing a clay animation short. All materials are provided and the final product will be put on YouTube so that you can share it with all of your friends and family. Space is limited so please PREREGISTER today! Funded by the Darrington Friends of the Library and The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Lego Mania Friday, May 25, 12:30pm School is out early, so drop by the library for some creative fun with your friends. All supplies provided by the Darrington Friends of the Library. TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Hang Time Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23 & 30 3:00pm-5:00pm Join your friends and spend some time talking, playing board and card games, listening to music, doing homework, and eating some munchies. For ages 12 to 19 (grades 6th to 12th). Supported by the Darrington Friends of the Library Teen Advisory Board Monday, May 14, 3:00pm Make the library YOUR library by telling us what you think. Teens are invited to share their ideas for library programs, purchases and improvements. For ages 12 to 19 (grades 6th to 12th). Supported by the Darrington Friends of the Library. Summer Events Crochet Beginnings Saturday, June 2, 11am-1pm A beginning class – though all levels are welcome – on crocheting led by Julie Meanor of Snohomish County Clothing and Textiles Advisors. This class will include information on how to begin, practice stitches, reading patterns, and a simple beginning crochet project –a library card holder. This class is meant as an introduction to the library’s new Crochet Club that will meet twice a month to crochet together, share ideas and get assistance through further training sessions with Julie. All participants are asked to bring a skein of smooth yarn and a size G or H crochet hook. For ages 8 and older. Pre-registration is required with a minimum of five and a maximum of twelve participants. Real Guitar Heroes Mondays, July-August, 1pm Come to the library this summer where Darrington guitar teacher, Tim MonteCalvo will start you on the road to becoming a Real Guitar Hero. Learn how to tune your guitar, play chords, strumming and basic fingerpicking patterns, and accompany yourself and others on songs. All study materials will be provided. Preregistration is mandatory and space is limited, so call or go online to register now! For ages 11-19 (grades 6-12). Real Guitar Heroes II Mondays, July-August, 2pm This program is for those who took Real Guitar Heroes last summer or for anyone who has the basics down and want to expand his/her skills. More advanced chords, scales, beginning riffs, strumming and fingerpicking patterns, will be studied that will enable you to accompany yourself and others on songs. All study materials will be provided. Preregistration is mandatory and space is limited, so call or go online to register now! For ages 11-19 (grades 6-12). Things That Go Bump In The Night Film Series Wednesdays, 6:30pm Own the night with this summer series of ghostly movies for teens. Spend Wednesday evenings with your friends watching films that challenge you to keep your eyes open and not to scream. For ages 11-19 (grades 6-12). July 11: “An American Haunting” July 25: “The Uninvited” July 18: “The Haunting in Connecticut” August 1: “The Others”

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Student Art work from Mr. Miller’s Art Classes and student projects from Mr. Franke’s Woodshop classes.

Art work above left to right: Ivy White, Sara Regelbrugge, Tristyn Whitehouse. Bottom row: Forrest Thompson, Amber Tollenaar, Quinten Lincoln, and Amanda Kitz

Shop Projects above left to right: Mark Bradley and Austin Hooper, Tanner Skaglund and Ben Johnson with antique ice boxes and Kassie Jones. Bottom: Chelsea Williamson, Jesse Jones, Cole Hooper, and Kerry Brooks with a rabbit hutch.

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Kid’s Place Early Learning Center Registration Enrollment now Open 2012-2013 Will your child be 4 years old by August 31st, 2012? Are you living on a limited income?

COME VISIT US

We have a great opportunity for you? ECEAP A preschool program funded by Washington State and FREE to income-eligible families with children 3-4 years of age Transportation provided TUITION Preschool Program 2012-2013 Ages 3-5 Preschool rate $125.00 EARLY/TODDLER Preschool Program 2012-2013 Ages 1-2.5 Preschool rate $125.00 BEFORE/AFTER School Program for School Agers Ages 5-13

May 13—17 9:30—11:30 a.m. Do you have a preschool age child? Are you interested in a high quality program? If so, come out and visit us and get to know our program. We are accepting preschoolers for the upcoming school year 2012-2013. Please call 360-436-2201 to set up a date. We have ECEAP (Early Childhood Education Assistance Program) and tuition based slots. ECAP is Washington’s prekindergarten program for low-income 3 and 4 year-old children and their families. Developmental or environmental risk factors are also a consideration for enrollment. To promote school success, ECEAP provides preschool education, family support, and health and nutrition services.

*Creative Curriculum/Teaching Strategies GOLD-(endorsed by Department of Early Learning) in implemented.

NEED CHILDCARE PRESCHOOL/TODDLER/SCHOOL AGE Program Ages 1-13

Note: Children need to be accompanied by parent and/or guardian.

Center Hrs 6-6:30 Reduce rate $4.00 Full Day $25.00 Standard rate $5.00 Full Day $30.00 Please contact Jeniffer Nations for more information kidsplaceelc@frontier.com 360-436-0334 Book Keeper Position Available Part/time 25 hrs a month Minimum qualifications 21 yrs or older, cleared Department of Early Learning Background check, 2 yrs experience working in booking, scheduling, and /or finances. Have or be willing to obtain in the first 30 days of employment; Blood Borne Pathogens certificate, Negative TB tested, and Food Handlers permit. Any questions please contact Jeniffer Nations 360-436-0334

Chinese Proverb:

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

FAMILY AND STUDENT ACCESS Be sure to check out Family Access or For students, Student Access on the Darrington School District Website: http://www.dsd.k12.wa.us/. On the website you can access school information. Some of the information available includes grades, assignments, attendance, lunch balances, demographic information, and schedules. GO PAPERLESS! Middle and high school families –you may now request a weekly progress report be emailed to you. This option is available in your family access. Please call Valerie Smith in the office for your login and password information.

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Please Keep Sick Children at Home! When a child wakes up looking flushed, feeling stuffed-up or queasy, remember the 2 C’s when making a decision about attending school or day care: Contagious and Comfort. Please keep your child at home with the following symptoms which mean that the illness is contagious: Diarrhea, vomiting, or fever (above 100.4 by mouth) within the past 24 hours • Thick greenish yellow mucus or pus draining from the eye • Sore throat, especially if combined with fever or swollen glands • Rashes unrelated to heat or diapering or related to known communicable causes • Unusual tiredness, paleness, lack of appetite or irritability. Aside from any of these warning signs, the question becomes whether your child feels well enough to function comfortably at school or day care.

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The district conducted a Child Find - Free Preschool Screening on March 22, 2012 with great success! It gives parents an idea of how their child is developing and progressing. As parents you are the most important people in your child’s life. Think of your child and how he or she is growing. You know your child best. Early intervention is the key to helping young children as they grow and develop in those critical early years. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the school district at 360-436-2150. STATE OF WASHINGTON OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR P.O. Box 40002 • Olympia, Washington 98504-0002 • (360) 902-4111 For Release: Event Date:

Immediate

Media Contact: Governor’s Communications Office

May 3, 2012

Phone:

360-902-4136

Gov. Gregoire announces emergency state action to slow the spread of whooping cough State has declared ‘epidemic,’ more than 1,100 cases reported so far OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire today has made emergency funds available to the state Department of Health to help curb the epidemic of whooping cough (pertussis) underway in Washington. In addition, Gregoire is urging health care professionals to get vaccinated and vaccinate their patients, and she announced federal approval for health officials to redirect some funds to buy several thousand doses of pertussis vaccine for adults.

Child absent due to illness or medical appointment? Please call or email: Elementary School—360.436.1313 dgreen2@dsd.k12.wa.us

Rotary Student Recognition for April 2012

MS/HS—360.436.1140 ext. 252 vsmith@dsd.k12.wa.us lbrooks@ds.d.k12.wa.us Other absences should be prearranged with the office and teacher and may or may not be considered excused per state mandates. Medication at School State law requires schools to have:

A written, current, unexpired request from a licensed physician to administer medication

A written, current, unexpired request from a parent or guardian to administer medication

The provided medication must be in an original prescription container/or original over-thecounter container. The medication permit must be signed by the child’s physician and by the parent/guardian. This means that the office cannot give out any medication without this medication permit. Parent notes accompanying medication cannot be honored. This precaution is taken for your child’s health and safety. You may pick up a medication permit at the office.

Sierra Shibley:

grade 11

The following thoughts are from Sierras teachers and submitted to the Rotary. I have had the pleasure of teaching Sierra for the past two years. Sierra is a joyful, genuine person. She is accepting of all her classmates and has the ability to bring serenity to any situation. She works hard and meticulously gives her

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best in every assignment and is able to do so without the franticness that often comes with pressure. She leads by example--quietly. Some of the examples of her involvement in our school community include participation in fund raisers for the Family Resource and Support Center, youth council, skate park, bake sales, and drama (school plays). In addition, for the last two years she has been one of three students who have spearheaded the very successful blood drives in our community. Even though our school is smaller than most, the director of the Puget Sound Blood Bank always marvels at the level of generosity of our community. Sierra has been a big part of this wonderful act of compassionate giving by the Darrington community.


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Small Works Roster The Darrington School District’s policy on tobacco prohibits tobacco use by students or adults on campus during school or after hours at extra-curricular activities and events.

The Darrington School District is accepting applications for its 2012 small works roster. Contractors who are registered on the small works roster may have the opportunity to bid on various jobs that arise in the district in 2011. Contractors may be added to the roster by completing an online application at www.mrscrosters.org

District Report Card

DARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #330

The State of Washington Office of Public Instruction publishes an annual report card for school districts. If you would like to check Darrington School District’s annual report card please go to the following link or pick up a copy in the elementary or high school offices:

Instructional Support Services

Child Find Activity Notice According to Federal Law 34 CFR PART 300.125, the Darrington School District #330 is required to inform you of your rights if you suspect your child of having a disability, which is impacting his/her academic progress. Darrington School District is also required to identify Child Find Activities and the Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information (34 CFR 300.123 and .612). “All children with disabilities, residing in the state, including children with disabilities, attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated….” If you suspect your child may have a disability please contact Val Cook in the Instructional Support Services Office at 360-4362150 or email her at vcook@dsd.k12.wa.us. On December 3, 2004, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act was signed into law. As of July 1, 2005, it no longer matters where the child resides, but rather where he/she attends school. The new provisions require Darrington School District #330 to locate and evaluate any child attending a private

school within the jurisdiction of the Darrington School District #330. If the child qualifies for services, Darrington School District could offer a “service plan”. However, the resident district would be responsible for offering FAPE if the child were enrolled in the public school.

Babies Can’t Wait! Information is available on how children grow and develop from birth to three years of age. If you have a concern about your child’s development, please call for an evaluation at no cost.

http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/summary.aspx?schoolId=227 &OrgType=3&reportLevel=District&year=2009-10 This link is also available on the district website:

Section 504 Compliance The Darrington School District makes every effort to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which protects the rights of individuals with disabilities. A child is a qualified disabled person if he or she is between the ages of 3 and 21 and has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing speaking, breathing, learning, and/or working. If you feel that your child is a qualified disabled person as outlined above and needs special help in school, please contact Val Cook at 360.436.2150. 2011-2012 Meal Costs Breakfast

Pre K-12

$1.75

Lunch

Pre K-6

$2.75

Lunch

7-12

$3.00

Breakfast

Adults/Guests

$2.25

Lunch

Adults/Guests

$4.00

Breakfast

Free & Reduced

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Lunch

Reduced Pre/K-12

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Milk

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Milk

Adult

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Snohomish County Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program (425) 388-7402 or (800) 927-9308 InfantToddlerProgram@snoco.org Over age 3 call the Darrington School District at 436-2150

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SUBSTITUTES NEEDED Teachers, Para Educators, Food Service, Maintenance, Grounds, Inclement Weather Assistance Are you a registered voter? To ensure Please Call Maxine Frable at

360.436.1323 for more information.

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you are prepared to vote in any upcoming election visit www.vote.wa.gov for information on how to register online or pick up a registration form at your school’s office.


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Darrington School Board of Directors

DISTRICT INFORMATION

Judy Nevitt, Chair WIAA Representative Home Phone 360. 436.1711 Cell Phone 425.239.286 judynevitt@frontier.com

District Offices District Office 1065 Fir Street/PO Box 27 Phone 360.436.1323 Fax 360.436.2045 Acting Superintendent Dave Holmer dholmer@dsd.k12.wa.us 360.436.1140 Darrington Middle/High School 1085 Fir Street Phone 360.436.1140 Fax 360.436.1089 Principal Dave Holmer

Roy Bryson, Director Home Phone 360.436.1397 Cell Phone 425.446.9342 Roybryson@ymail.com Alan Pickard, Vice Chair Home Phone:360.436.1800 alan@squirecreekranch.com

dholmer@dsd.k12.wa.us Middle/High School Counselor

Doug Lenker, Director Home 360.436.1861 Cell 425.231.0902 lenkerdoug@yahoo.com Jennifer West, Director Legislative Representative Cell 425.290.2021 jennwest1973@yahoo.com

Brett Galbraith bgalbraith@dsd.k12.wa.us Darrington Elementary 1075 Fir Street Phone 360.436.1313 Fax 360.436.0592

The Board of Directors meet the 3rd Thursday of each month in the elementary school library. Maintenance Demi Ramilo 360.436.1313 x 131

Tracy Franke tfranke@dsd.k12.wa.us Special Needs Valerie Cook Phone 360.436.2150 Fax 360.436

TO: We would like to thank Ed Wagner for coming to our rescue when we were in dire need for a School Psychologist. We appreciate all you have done and hope you have enjoyed your stay with us! We cannot thank you enough Ed! TO: We would like to thank the Special Education staff for all they do. They always go that extra mile, putting in extra hours and time to make sure that the needs of our students are met in a timely manner. You are all a pleasure to work with and do outstanding work!

TO: Parent volunteers who make field trips safe and fun.

Prevention Intervention Specialist

Jennifer Fuentes 360.436.1140 x 203 jfuentes@dsd.k12.wa.us Transportation 360.436.1518 Food Services Terry O’Connell 360.436.1313 x 132

Grounds Kurt Helling 360.436.1313 x 131

Kudos! Right On! Congrats! Thank You!

TO: 6th graders would like to thank Mark and Brita Hesby for making a donation toward classroom supplies!

Principal

Sarah Peterson, Student Representative

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TO: The Family Resource Center and Wyonne Perrault for 18-years of service to the community and on the resource center becoming a 501C3. TO: Kurt Helling for all his hard work this spring on the fields!

LOG Editors: Dianne Green, dgreen2@dsd.k12.wa.us & Valerie Smith, vsmith@dsd.k12.wa.us

TO: Moms of the senior class who put on the prom! TO: Beryl and Rita Maudlin for tirelessly setting up for the funeral dinners.

Overdue Kudos Thank you to Mrs. Porch, Miss Loyd, and Mrs. Monte Calvo for giving their time, experience and enthusiasm with the DI (Destination ImagiNation) after school program in the late winter. Both the 1st grade team and the 3rd/4th grade team presented their solution to their challenge at Lake Stevens HS on Saturday, February 25th. The children had a positive, fun and valuable learning experience and loved every minute of it. Thanks to all three of you for what you do for Darrington Elementary. And, congrats to all the DI participants. Be proud of what you accomplished. Destination ImagiNation, Inc. is an extraordinary non-profit origination that provides educational programs for students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork and problem solving. We strive to participate in this program yearly. It is about a 2 month commitment for students from January through February. They meet after school a couple of nights a week until the culminating competition.

TO: The community for supporting our graduates through scholarships. 2012 YEARBOOK SALE $60.00 (AFTER 12/16/11) INCLUDES VIDEO YEARBOOK GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR ANY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT PURCHASE IN THE HS OFFICE

Keep you ears open for next year’s event. We are always looking for coaches to work with interested kids.

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