Each spring, Kent School District provides School Climate Surveys to parents, students, and staff. The surveys include questions about expectations for students, school safety, the occurrence of bullying, and respect for diversity. In addition, parents and staff are asked about communication between school and home, awareness of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), and community involvement.
We have achieved Level One status. Level One, focuses on waste reduction and recycling practices. With county assistance, participants review the Best Practices Guide, develop an action plan, and complete actions and education/outreach in: waste reduction, recycling, hazardous materials management.
Congratulations to Horizon Elementary for receiving the academic achievement and proficiency award for the Largest Percent Affinity Group Increase in Reading Proficiency Award. Washington State Achievement Awards are given to schools that score in the top 10 percent of academic target areas over a three-year period. Proficiency awards are given to schools that lead the district in growth in specific student affinity groups for the past school year. Each school will be recognized at the June 11 school board meeting.
The Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) honored Thuan Nguyen, Kent School District’s Chief Information and Digital Strategy Officer, with the 2015 Outstanding Technology Leader of the Year award.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the National Association for Music Education’s Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM) and Kentlake High School band director Chuck Stowell has been making musical memories in Kent School District for almost as long.
KSD Technology Integration Specialist Becky Keene is one of only 20 educators chosen to attend the Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Global Educator Exchange April 28-May 1, 2015.