Congratulations to Newport’s boys golf team, coached by Frank Nimmo and Cooper Hatton, for being recognized in the KingCo conference with the honor of the Team Sportsmanship Award. Read More
Awards & Recognition
Congratulations to the Newport, Interlake and Tillicum marching bands for their recognition at the annual Issaquah Salmon Days Parade Oct. 7. Read More
Puget Sound Business Journal named Cherry Crest Elementary 2nd in a list of the 50 Best Elementary Schools in King County for excelling at meeting the needs of its diverse student population.
Congratulations to Jessica Holloway, Phantom Lake Elementary teacher for being named the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) 2017 Art Educator of the Year. Read More
Congratulations to Interlake’s Sagarika Samavedi and Eshika Saxena for being selected to represent Washington state at the American Junior Academy of Sciences (AJAS) convention in Austin, Texas. The convention will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in February. Read More
Congratulations to Newport senior William Zhou, who won second place for his editorial piece, Voiceless Children, depicting decades of war and internal conflict in Cambodia at the International Photography Awards 2017 contest. The photo series tells stories of young Cambodian children deprived of expression and were taken in the province Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Congratulations to eight International School students who have been named commended students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Hanna Bi, Julia Go, Thomas Hugh, Rachel Koo, Christopher Nathman, Elisabeth Paik, Anusha Sriram, and Alexandra Williams will receive a letter of commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, presented by Principal Tara Gray. Read More
Congratulations to the Bellevue High and Newport marching bands for winning first place awards at the Autumn Leaf Festival Parade in Leavenworth on Sept. 23.
Congratulations to Newport High School sophomore Shrey Aeron for being published in the September 2017 edition of the NANOWIRE newsletter, produced by RAIN (Remote Access Instruments for Nanotechnology) and affiliated with Penn State’s College of Engineering.
Last year Aeron was a student in Newport’s Nano Technology CTE class taught by Melissa Baker. In his article, Aeron described his experience in Baker’s class, including controlling a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) remotely to inspect strands of hair to solve a ‘whodunnit’ case.
To learn more about RAIN, visit http://www.nano4me.org/remoteaccess.
Congratulations to BSD graduates Bridget Littlefield (Newport) and Emily Stochel (Sammamish) for being named 2017 Outstanding Graduates at Western Washington University. Read More
Newport High School teacher Helene Tate recently joined 271 of the most accomplished teachers from across the country in Chicago, IL to help set the National Board Certification performance standards across 25 certificate areas. Tate collaborated with other National Board Certified Teachers in groups according to their National Board certificate area/specialty to help set the performance standards for accomplished teaching.
About the experience, Tate said, “Working with teachers from across the nation to set these Standards for National Boards was not only enjoyable, but one of the most valuable professional development experiences I have had.”
National Board Certification is the teaching profession’s mark of accomplished practice. The more than 112,000 teachers who have achieved Board certification demonstrate their ability to teach to profession’s highest standards.
For more information, visit the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Congratulations to the Bellevue students who were named semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Nationally, about 16,000 students were named semifinalists this year.
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition.
Bellevue High School
Interlake High School
Ritika Roy Choudhury
Newport High School
Sammamish High School
For more information about the National Merit Scholarship Program, visit www.nationalmerit.org.
Congratulations to Newport High School freshman Naomi Bashkansky for winning the North American Junior Girls U20 Chess Championship, held Aug. 31 – Sept.5 in Dallas, TX. Read More
Congratulations to Tillicum eighth grader Coco Mar, who competed in the USA Climbing Sport and Speed Youth National Championship July 13-16 in Kennesaw, GA. Mar placed first in the Speed Climbing category for her age group and her Vertical World Climbing team was awarded two podium team titles. Seventy-five youth climbing teams from across the country competed at the event.
Learn more by visiting USA Climbing’s website.
Congratulations to Bellevue School District staff member Heather Yancey for completing the Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification program at City University, which she learned about because of a partnership between City University and BSD. Read More