Heather Johnson pictured in Spain. She traveled for two years before returning to Seattle and Catherine Blaine K-8 as its principal once again. Photo courtesy of Heather Johnson
Heather Johnson pictured in Spain. She traveled for two years before returning to Seattle and Catherine Blaine K-8 as its principal once again. Photo courtesy of Heather Johnson
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:06 PM
Lawton Elementary School has a new principal this year, and Catharine Blaine K-8 School has a familiar face returning to lead the school.
  • New, returning Magnolia principals get ready for school
    Lawton Elementary School has a new principal this year, and Catharine Blaine K-8 School has a familiar face returning to lead the school. 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | School nutrition: Food for thought and fun
    Packing healthy lunches is one area parents often don’t think through until just days before the first day of school. During the school year, it’s all-too-common for children to consume more than half their daily calories and meals away from home. 
  • Backpacks delivered  to NW Center Kids
    Queen Anne-based Umbrella Tree’s (umbrella-tree.com) recent Adopt-a-Backpack 2014 campaign collected its goal of 45 backpacks, which it recently delivered to Northwest Center Kids. 
  • Congratulations to our local graduates from SPU and other universities! 
  • McClure Middle School (1915 First Ave. W.) will have a drop-in meet-and-greet for its new sixth-graders in its courtyard on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
  • The Queen Anne Community Center’s playroom (1901 First Ave. W.) will have a grand reopening on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Events will be free all day. 
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation will sell low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Evans Pool (7201 E. Green Lake Drive N.). This is the last sale of the season. 
  • Queen Anne’s Umbrella Tree is collecting 45 new or like-new backpacks and other school supplies through Aug. 15 for Northwest Center Kids’ programs. 
  • The Seattle School Board will hold a special meeting at 4:15 p.m. tonight (Friday, July 18) to select an interim superintendent to lead the district for the next year. It may vote to approve a contract during the meeting. 
  • Our Lady of Fatima finishes 60th-anniversary school year
    At the end of this school year, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic school graduated its 60th eighth-grade class. The school (3301 W. Dravus St.) also honored the anniversary at its annual fundraiser auction in March. 
  • Bringing out the big wheels
    Students in the Circus Arts/Unicycle program at Lawton Elementary School and unicyclists from Catharine Blaine K-8 School combined talents to perform prior to tipoff at the Seattle Storm game on June 1. 
  • Fourteen-year-old Millicent McFall of Seattle, 15-year-old Alena Hove of Issaquah and 17-year-old Denná Good-Mojab of Lynnwood were named the 2014 winners of the KING-FM Young Artist Awards. 
  • Lawton teacher named region’s Teacher of the Year
    Lawton Elementary School teacher Lyon Terry was named the Puget Sound Teacher of the Year by the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD). 
  • HSP sweeps post-season
    Twice, Queen Anne’s Coast baseball teams Herriott Sports Performance (HSP) and Blue Highway (BH) have faced each other in championship games. On May 7, HSP defeated Blue Highway in a tight 8-7 victory. 
  • Ballard principal wins state award
    The Association of Washington School Principals has named Keven Wynkoop, principal of Ballard High School the Washington State Principal of the Year. He will compete for the national award this fall. 
  • Getting a workout
    Last month, fifth- through eighth-grade students in physical education classes at Catharine Blaine K-8 School enjoyed a school visit from Ian Weinberg and personal trainers from the new IanFitness gym in Magnolia. 
  • Local resident receives Classics fellowship
    Recent St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minn.) Rebecca Frank has received one of 17 fellowships from the Jefferson Scholars Foundation to pursue a doctorate degree in classics at the University of Virginia. 
  • Local resident Chris Jellen, who attends Seattle Preparatory School, is among the 160 students who will attend Washington Aerospace (WAS) summer residency program at the Museum of Flight this summer. 
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation will sell low-cost life jackets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at Evans Pool (7201 E Green Lake Drive N.). 
  • The Seattle Public Library invites children to “Zone In!” and sign up for the 2014 Summer of Learning beginning Monday, June 23. 

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