The City of Kent launched the warning phase of new photo enforced school zones around Neely-O’Brien and Sunrise elementary schools this week. Fines will be administered by mail beginning January 6.
The video production class spent three days in Seattle filming and producing a video for the Mateo Messina’s 16th Annual Benefit Concert.
Kent School District was one of 15 school boards to receive a Board of Distinction honor by the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA). This is the third consecutive year the School Board has received this award.
Senior Tracy Tran is one of only eight students in the world to earn every point possible on the Advanced Placement Calculus Exam. Well done, Tracy!
The committee meets Mon. Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. in the District Administration Building. Parents, staff and community members interested in supporting students with special needs are welcome to attend.
School of Distinction awards are presented to schools for outstanding improvement in student achievement in reading and math.
Kate Khazoyan of Kent-Meridian High School and Tracy Tran of Kentridge High School were selected as semi-finalists for their high scores on the PSAT last fall.
A dedication ceremony was held in memory of Stacy Ankerfelt, a fifth grade teacher who passed away in a tragic accident last year. Ankerfelt’s family and the school’s PTA donated funds to purchase a rock climbing wall for the playground.
KSD students in 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades can now participate in College Readiness Pathway, a free, in-school college entrance exam day scheduled for Wednesday, October 16. See story for instructions on how to sign up.
Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks honored Kent-Meridian High School teacher D.J. Reed as a “Symetra Hero in the Classroom” after a student nominated her for the award.
The meeting will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the administration center campus in the board room.
Kent School District kicked off its Medical Careers Pathways program, a partnership with Renton Technical College that allows KSD students to earn college credits toward a career in the medical field.
Last year, 163 Glenridge Elementary students participated in Mighty Milers, a national running program that promotes fitness and helps kids earn books for their school.
People Magazine has selected Pine Tree fifth-grade teacher Jeromie Heath as a finalist for their Reader’s Choice Teacher of the Year award. Go online to People Magazine to read about the contest and vote for Jeromie.
With help from a PTSA grant, Meridian Elementary teachers sent books home to students whom they felt may fall behind in reading over the summer.
Two Kentwood students showcased their prize-winning game at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in July. This fall, all KSD high schools will offer game programming.
Twelve Kent School District schools help prepare students for full-day kindergarten with WaKIDS.
Seven elementary schools in the Kent School District were awarded funding by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for their Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
KSD expands its language program to include Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin, and Italian, in addition to Spanish, French, and German.
Northwood Middle School teacher Amy Abrams has been selected as the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Regional Teacher of the Year!
The Board concluded that collaboration was of great value in increasing student achievement, but should continue to explore options without adding any additional late start or partial school days to the calendar.
Two Kentwood students were among 160 juniors in the state selected for a six-day summer residency experience at The Museum of Flight.
The Council met with district administrators to learn about district updates and provide input about career pathways. This was also an opportunity for the District to thank businesses for their involvement and support.
KSD is proud to cheer on Nicole Bonnell as outside defender for the Seattle Sounders Women’s soccer team. Read our interview with her as she talks about her experiences as a competitive athlete, teacher and parent.
Congratulations to Ray Maung for his second place finish at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona, the world’s largest pre-college science competition.
Karanbir Singh was selected out of 22,000 applicants to win the prestigious scholarship.
Superintendent Vargas and KSD Refugee Transition Center Liaison Clair Chean were honored during the organization’s Council Awards Celebration for their support and contributions to the KSD community.
In a continued effort to meet the needs of our students, KSD is undergoing an independent review of its special education programs. A parent forum will be held May 22 for parents to share their feedback.
The Sikh Community recognized the KSD Refugee Transition Center at their Vaisakhi Day celebration earlier this month at the Kent ShoWare Center.
Congratulations to ten Kentwood High School students for being recognized in this year’s Letters About Literature contest sponsored by the Washington State Library and the Library of Congress.
KSD is fortunate to have many talented and highly skilled national board certified health professionals who are looking after the well-being of our students every day.
Congratulations to eighth-grade language arts teacher Amy Abrams who was nominated by her peers, with input from parents and students, to receive the award.
Congratulations to Kentridge High School’s Max Meaker for his third-place finish in the Art & Architecture category of Stratasys’ International Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge.
Meridian Middle School swept the competition with the “Washington State Science School of the Year” award and Ray Maung of Kentwood High School captured the highest-ranking WSSEF Gold Award.
In commemoration of Earth Day, the U.S. Department of Education announced the recipients of the award. Kent School District is among only 14 schools districts nationwide to receive this honor.
Congratulations to social studies teachers Travis Foltz of Kent-Meridian High School and Mike Papritz of Kentridge High School for being selected to attend summer leadership institutes at Brown University.
KSD has partnered with Renton Technical College to offer high school students a new and innovative Medical Career Pathways program.
More than 50 Kent School District students attended the Latino/a Education Achievement Project (LEAP) Conference to learn about issues affecting Latinos including education, college, community involvement, and leadership.
Navid Azodi and Brian Lunder were selected for the program based on their academic achievement and interest in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.
The program was created to provide enrichment and educational opportunities for 9th- 12th-grade refugee students during their school breaks to help in the social adjustment process.
Mill Creek Middle School Associated Student Body hosted a leadership conference this month that included 150 leadership students from middle schools in the area.
Congratulations to Lisa Parks, the latest recipient of the Kent Association of Paraeducators’ $1000 Scholarship.
Congratulations to Meeker Middle School band teacher Carol Brewster who won the First Investors Outstanding Educator Award and will receive a free lunch with the student who nominated her.
As part of National Dental Health Month, Seattle-King County Public Health offered free dental sealants to Meadow Ridge students and Fairwood Dental is offering free dental cleanings and exams to children age 14 and younger.
Being a National Board Certified Teacher is one of the highest honors an educator can achieve. The district will honor these teachers at the Feb. 13 board meeting.
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The award is given to the top 5 percent of schools in Washington State who have made sustained improvement in reading and math over five years.