Since 1984, National PTA has designated one week in May as a special time to honor those who lend their passion and skills to educating our students. The Washington State Board of Education recently recognized 147 schools of our 35 district partners for their achievement gains, growth and gap-closing practices. We salute their tireless work, using their creativity and ingenuity to support our students toward their own excellence in education.
The Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) supports and celebrates the NFL’s Washington Football Team deciding to retire the Redskin team name and plan to move forward with a name that is not a racial slur against Indigenous People and Native Americans.
Back in March, all Educare Learning Network schools closed their physical locations in response to COVID-19. Just a month later, Educare Seattle was the first Network school to reopen their building, providing on-site childcare for enrolled children and families of essential workers. We touched base with Educare Site Manager Aeryn King to hear about her journey to her current position and the lessons learned along the way.
Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is seeking a diverse group of representatives who are committed to racial equity, to consider becoming members of the PSESD Board of Directors.
Four mothers share their experiences being parents in the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW). With help from PSESD's Early Head Start at WCCW, the mothers are able to build healthy relationships with their children, receive parenting and childcare support, participate in child development education, and prepare for their futures upon release.
A new position offered by PSESD, titled Behavioral Health Navigator, is now open for applications. Click here to apply. The Navigator position is designed to assure a dedicated focus on enhancing school/healthcare partnerships and increase access to care for students by understanding current obstacles impeding access and working collaboratively to eliminate those barriers.
At the onset of the pandemic, Educare Seattle took a bold step in assessing the risks and rewards of reopening, to provide services to parents who are first responders. After adopting and implementing strict policies, procedures and practices for health and safety of staff and students, the White Center-based service, carefully welcomed students back in early April. Read about the process here. Learn more about how Educare was founded and their guiding principles.
PSESD’S Science Department, in partnership with Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), offered a number of four-hour workshops for STEM teachers. The powerful event connected workshop participants with practicing scientists and engineers from ISB to maximize professional development and learning.
Principal Lynne Truitt and the ReLife staff have found a creative way to engage students with the invention of Amusement Park Month! Each student will have a 30-minute, in-person, outdoor physically distanced educational activity and interaction with staff to get new assignments, drop off completed work, get important school messages and information, and enjoy tasty treats.
How might you share important information on college readiness during a pandemic? The radio! On May 19, Angelica Alvarez, Manager, Postsecondary Readiness Student & Family Engagement, and Radio Host, Rafael Anariba, from Spanish Radio Station 1680 AM discussed how to connect families and prepare for postsecondary education.
The PSESD Strategy, Evaluation, and Learning team joined with partners at Mill Creek Middle School in Kent School District to host a webinar on June 11, 2020. We shared what we are learning about equitable partnerships in schools through the Best Starts for Kids (BSK) School Partnership Evaluation.
Superintendent Chris Reykdal, and our Washington State school community of 16 student honorees, a host of teachers, parents and friends, celebrated the arts on May 29 in Olympia, Washington via Zoom conferencing. For the first time in Art Show history, people gathered online to celebrate the work and accomplishments of the artists. See a replay of the show on Facebook and view the online gallery.
School will be back in session this fall, but it will look different than it did before the pandemic to ensure the health, safety, and education of all students.
Puget Sound Educational Service District acknowledges the pain, anger and trauma resulting from George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis police officer, Monday, May 25, 2020. All PSESD offices will be closed starting at noon, Friday, June 12, as we stand with our Black and African-American colleagues, friends and loved ones, as well as people that advocate and fight for humanity, against racism of all forms, in the statewide silent march and general strike to end police violence against the Black community.
Join Superintendent Chris Reykdal as we celebrate the arts in Washington. See the announcement of statewide awards for excellence in the visual arts and a showcase of the performing arts. Get ready to be inspired!
Since 1984, National PTA has designated one week in May as a special time to honor those who lend their passion and skills to educating our students.
PSESD salutes administrators, teachers and the entire school community in Region 121 for closing gaps, showing growth, and demonstrating achievement according to new data released by the state.
The Virtual State Art Show is being planned for May 28, 2020 at 3:00-4:30 PM. Puget Sound ESD is proud to announce the 7 winners of the Regional High School Art Show.
Connecting those in need with help around the community. View a map of compiled resources available around you.
Access important information regarding school districts' nutritional and childcare services on their websites due to the impact of COVID-19.
On February 24, 2020, the PSESD Data Capacity for Equity project brought together over 30 partners across the Road Map Region to discuss the most pressing data capacity needs of educational organizations working in South King County.