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High Quality Instruction and Learning for Every Child, Every Day in Every Classroom

June 2017

Hundreds of high school seniors graduate with meaningful diplomas Hundreds of high school seniors took the next step in their lives this week when they received their diplomas during high school graduation ceremonies. The students all worked hard to be ready for graduation, including paying attention in classrooms and understanding lessons in order to gain the required number of credits; memorizing meaningful facts and figures; writing countless papers, stories, songs, and poems; meeting deadlines; studying long hours to pass numerous classroom, district, and state tests; completing plans for what they will do beyond

high school; making (and maybe losing) meaningful friendships and relationships; and creating memories that will never fade. They learned to speak a new language, to play an instrument, and a sport; they learned to hone their thinking; they learned time management. Their parents and teachers helped them learn how to be good to themselves and those around them. Most graduates have said they will immediately enroll in a college or university here in Renton, in Washington state, or at schools across the country, or around the world. Some will begin work to help pay for

college that will come later. Some have decided to enter the military. Others will take time

away from the classroom to better determine what they’d like to do with their life.

High school seniors awarded millions in college scholarships Graduating seniors from Hazen, Lindbergh, and Renton high schools, and the Secondary Learning Center, will receive millions of dollars in college scholarships to attend universities throughout the U.S. and around the world. Seniors have worked hard to maintain excellent grades, and are considered for the scholarships based on academic achievement, leadership, co-curricular involvement, citizenship and character, community service, and contributions to their classmates and school. Forty of those high school seniors will collectively receive nearly $1 million in

scholarships from the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) program to help realize their college, career and professional goals. The scholarship program helps students attain bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields through scholarships, professional development, skills-building workshops and industry exposure. Scholarships are renewable for up to five years—up to $22,500 in support per student. WSOS offers opportunities to change the lives of scholars while investing in the high-demand workforce Washington needs to thrive in the decades to come. Learn more at https://waopportunityscholarship. org.


A world of learners: 14 parents from around the globe graduate from Renton Parent University Fourteen parents from Honey Dew Elementary School recently graduated from Renton Parent University. The dedicated group of learners spent more than 16 hours over an eight-week period developing English-language skills; learning how to be more engaged in their children’s education, at home and school; and learning more about the education system, including scheduling a conference with teachers, understanding the grading system and report cards, and more. The group also learned from each other, forming a community of learners by better

understanding the cultures and traditions of each other’s home country, which included El Salvador, Ethiopia, Mexico, Moldova, Peru and Turkey. The graduation ceremony culminated in an “Around the World” potluck dinner and certificate presentation. Honey Dew is the fourth district elementary school to host the Parent University (along with Highlands, Renton Park, and Sierra Heights) since its inception in 2015. The program is funded by an Immigrant Children and Youth grant awarded through the state’s education office.

Renton Police help elementary students stay healthy and active

Renton Police Officers recently visited elementary students in schools throughout Renton School District to deliver soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, jump ropes, and more play equipment. Police officers had a chance to try out some of the new equipment as they played ball and jumped rope with children during recess.

Each year, Renton Police Department show their support of youth health and fitness by providing 2nd-graders with their own personal athletic equipment that they take home to help develop a habit of staying active and healthy.The donation is made possible by proceeds from the annual Return to Renton Car Show.


Outstanding Seniors recognized by Renton School Board Forty-four extraordinary students were recognized as 2017 Outstanding Seniors by Renton School Board members. The students are an exceptionally talented group of young people who have succeed in the classroom, served their community, received individual honors, and represented their school, their families, and their communities with poise and integrity. Students were selected based on academic achievement, leadership, cocurricular involvement, citizenship and character, community service, and contributions to their classmates and school.

Fundraiser will help provide more music at new Risdon Middle School Renton Schools are full of music and arts; it’s a very important element in a wellrounded education. As the district moves to open the new Risdon Middle School this fall, Vera Risdon (the namesake of the school) and the Renton Schools Foundation are joining together in a fundraiser to ensure students have a wide range of musical instruments to choose from. Through this music fundraiser, Vera Risdon

and the Renton Schools Foundation want to ensure students at the new Risdon Middle School have many musical options to choose from, that they will learn to play and love. You can help ensure students have many options to choose from when learning to play an instrument. Learn more, and contribute at http://www. friendsofrentonschools.org/risdon-musicfund.html.


Summer Program Lunch FREE!

SUMMER 2017

FOR THE GREATER RENTON AREA Ages 1 to 18 welcome • No registration required Served Monday–Friday (unless noted) • Lunch must be eaten on-site No lunches on July 3 & 4

June 26–Aug 18 June 26–Aug 25 July 10–Aug 18 MON–FRI

MON–FRI

MON–FRI

Heritage Park 233 Union Ave. NE 11:45am–12:15pm

No lunch served on July 4

Renton Area Youth Services Administration Building 1025 S 3rd St. 12–1pm

St. Matthew’s Church 1700 Edmonds Ave. NE 12–1pm Renton Veterans Center (residents only) 419 S 2nd St. 11am–12pm Urban Family Center at Creston Point Apartments 13445 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, Seattle 12:30–1:30pm Honey Dew Elementary 800 Union Ave. NE Lunch 12–12:30pm Dimmitt Middle School 12320 80th Ave. S, Seattle Lunch 12–12:30pm

Highlands Neighborhood Center 800 Edmonds Ave. NE 11:15am–12pm

June 27–Aug 17 TUE, WED & THU

July 10–Aug 3 MON–THU

The Renton Salvation Army Benson Hill Elementary 18665 – 116th Ave. SE 720 S Tobin Breakfast 8:30–9am 12–12:30pm Lunch 12–12:30pm

June 29–Aug 17 MON, TUES & THUR

Arbor Woods Apartments (residents only) 6830 S 129th St., Seattle 12–1pm

July 5–July 27 MON–THU

Honey Dew Elementary 800 Union Ave. NE Breakfast 8:30–9am

Highlands Elementary 2720 NE 7th St. Breakfast 8:30–9am Lunch 12–12:30pm Dimmitt Middle School 12320 80th Ave. S, Seattle Breakfast 8:30–9am

July 10–July 27 MON–THU

Mobile Summer Lunch Program

June 26–Aug 18

MON–FRI

No lunches served on July 3 & 4. Royal Hills Apartments (residents only) 3000 Royal Hills Drive SE 11–11:30am Liberty Park 1101 Bronson Way N 11–11:20am

Grammercy Apartments 17425 120th Lane SE 11:45am–12:15pm Stonebrook Apartments 12210 SE Petrovitsky Road 12–12:20pm Greentree/Park Hill Apartments 6900 S. 125th St., Seattle 12:45–1pm

Nelsen Middle School 2403 Jones Ave. S Breakfast 8:30–9am Lunch 12–12:30pm

Summer Extravaganza! Thursday, July 13

Heritage Park 233 Union Ave. NE 11am–1pm Free arts & crafts, group games 11:45am–12:15pm Lunch for ages 18 & under 1pm Grow presented by Eli Rosenblatt

Friday, July 14

Liberty Park 1101 Bronson Way N 10am Re-Build It Town presented by KC Puppetree 11–11:20am Lunch for ages 18 & under 11am –1pm Free arts & crafts, group games

Friday, July 28

Heritage Park 233 Union Ave. NE 11am–1pm Free arts & crafts, group games 11:45am–12:15pm Lunch for ages 18 & under 1pm Come Alive! presented by Alex Zerbe the Zaniac

These events are in partnership with King County Library System at summer lunch sites. They are open to the whole family.

For more information, call 425-430-6600 or visit rentonwa.gov/summerlunch or rentonschools.us/Departments/Nutrition_Services/SummerMealProgram In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Bus drivers needed: great pay, benefits; flexible work hours

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Renton School District is looking for people who like a flexible work schedule, and like to have summers and holidays off to enjoy time with family during school vacations. If you’re a stayat-home parent or grandparent who wants to supplement your income, or who has time that you’d like to turn into income, or are maybe you’re too young

to retire, consider becoming a Renton school bus driver. We offer great pay ($21.09 to $23.88 per hour), medical and dental benefits, holidays off, and you can pick your schedule (morning runs, afternoon runs, or both). And we offer free complete training. Apply today at https://www.applitrack.com/ rentonschools/onlineapp/

Renton school buses are safe and mechanically sound Renton school buses are safe and in top operating condition. Washington State Patrol recently conducted a surprise inspection of district school buses and other vehicles to ensure proper safety, working

order, and maintenance. State Patrol inspected braking efficiency and total braking systems, suspension and steering components, exhaust systems, tires, lights, and more. The fleet passed with 100%.

Renton School District is hiring! School Bus Drivers ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

Full-time or part-time with flexible hours Pay range $21-$23 per/hour Weekends/Hoiidays/Summers Off Free training, training, training

Join our great team of drivers. Apply online now! https://applitrack.com/rentonschools/onlineapp (425) 204-2350

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Renton Specials - June 2017 Renton School District  

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Renton Specials - June 2017 Renton School District  

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