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
Congratulations to two Bellevue students for winning college-sponsored scholarship awards in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
District Administration magazine has named Bellevue School District a District of Distinction for its Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Initiative in its July 2017 issue.
Congratulations to Jessica Holloway, elementary art teacher and visual & performing arts curriculum developer, who was this year’s recipient of the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) 2017 Art Educator of the Year award. Read More
Bellevue students from several elementary, middle and high schools qualified to compete at International and State Future Problem Solving challenges to devise solutions for problems relating to biosecurity and identity theft, respectively. Read More
Congratulations to BSD students who won National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Read More