Thank you to all the families, staff, students, and community members who joined us on Oct. 17 for our first Community Forum of the 2017-2018 school year. We appreciate all the ideas, feedback, questions and dedication from across our community.
Bellevue School District News
A one-year academic plan was presented to the Bellevue School Board during the October 3, 2017 regular board meeting. The academic plan highlights our strategic priorities to achieve success for all our students.
The Donation Policy Review Committee (Phase II) met on September 26, 2017.Read More
Since becoming superintendent over two months ago, I have spent a lot of time listening and learning about our district’s initiatives, strengths, and challenges. An observation that I heard frequently is the frustration and helplessness that families often feel when their child is confronted with some form of harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying (HIB).
Reports to the Board: Student Performance, Nutrition Services, Truancy, Communications and Community EngagementRead More
The Donation Policy Review Committee (Phase II) met on September 6, 2017.Read More
We are pleased to announce that the district’s newest elementary school, most recently referred to as Elementary 18, was officially named at the July 18 school board meeting. Wilburton Elementary, named after the Bellevue community it resides in, is currently under construction and will open fall 2018.
The staff and families at Stevenson Elementary are wrapping up their last year in the original Stevenson building and are preparing to move to Bellewood next year while their home school is torn down and rebuilt.
Highland Middle School is in the planning and design phase for its new building with the project scheduled to begin in the summer of 2018.
Since 2002 the district has completed rebuilding 18 schools, with Enatai Elementary and Odle Middle School most recently unveiled in the fall of 2016.
“Sammamish Leads is a really good experience because it lets us work on industry projects, some of them that are going on right at our school,” said Holly Patel, a senior who participated in Leads the past four summers. “It makes problems that seem really difficult at first more approachable.”
“It’s the joy of making beautiful things.” That’s how Bellevue High Band Co-Director Will Harvey described the experience of teaching students – some of whom have no previous musical training – to make music together in the steel drum ensemble and guitar ensemble classes.Read More
This year fourth graders at Newport Heights were introduced to littleBits, which are modular electronics that snap together with magnets. They are easy to use and allow students to create unique inventions. The curriculum closely aligns with fourth grade science curriculum, making it a natural fit for all fourth graders.Read More
This summer will mark the homestretch of the Bennett Elementary rebuild project.