Walla Walla Public Schools
Week in Review - June 1, 2018

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School Stories

Community Stories

District Stories
Commencements and End of Year Celebrations

Lincoln High School Graduation
• Thursday, June 7
• 6 p.m.
• Cordiner Hall (Whitman College)

Walla Walla High School Commencement
• Friday, June 8
• 7 p.m.
• Walla Walla High School (grounds near Commons area)

Pioneer Middle School 8th grade Recognition
• Monday, June 11
• 7 to 9 p.m.
• Walla Walla High School Main Gym

Garrison Middle School 8th grade Recognition
• Tuesday, June 12
• 7 to 9 p.m.
• Walla Walla High School Main Gym


New school board member named

This week Mrs. Terri Trick was appointed to the Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors. Tuesday she will be officially sworn into the position at the regularly scheduled School Board meeting. She moved to Walla Walla in 1983 with her husband Roger, a park ranger with the National Park Service.  They have three grown children, all of whom graduated from Walla Walla High School.  Mrs. Trick earned a BA from the University of Utah in English and Spanish and a Masters of Education from Washington State University in English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education.  Active in many Little Theatre of Walla Walla productions, she has also served on the LTWW board of directors. She is active in American Association of University Women and is on the board of directors of Friends of the Farm Labor Homes (Valle Lindo). She has been an educator in Walla Walla for over 30 years. In her spare time, Mrs. Trick enjoys the great outdoors, travel, and playing the piano for contra dances with her friends in the Wednesday Night Band.


School Board meeting June 5

• Tuesday, June 5 / 5:30 to 7 p.m.
• Regular Study Meeting
• Meeting Open to the Public
• Location: WWPS District Office Anne Golden Boardroom (364 S. Park St.)


Early dismissal (K-5) June 8 and Last Day of School June 13

There is early dismissal for elementary schools Friday, June 8 for report card preparation. The last day of school for the 2017-2018 school year is Wednesday, June 13. This is an early dismissal for all students. Check with your school child’s school for specific early dismissal times. Also, be sure to take advantage of the district’s summer program opportunities. 


2018 Graduates of Distinction reception June 5

Walla Walla Public Schools names this year’s honorees for the Graduates of Distinction program. They are: Terry Atchison, Class of 1966; Dr. Randall Barton, Class of 1971; and Dr. Elizabeth MacDonald, Class of 1995.
• Tuesday, June 5
• 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.
• Walla Walla School District Office (Anne Golden Boardroom)



School Stories
Garrison Middle School students featured in new video highlighting their school
Check out the new VIDEO featuring Garrison Middle School students. Students talk about the vast academic and extra-curricular programs available to all students to make their school a great place to learn.
Walla Walla teachers receive Ag Education grants

Three Walla Walla High School teachers were awarded CASE Technology and Equipment Grants totaling $101,000 to further support their school’s Agriculture Education program. The grant will provide funding to fully implement a complete science pathway and to purchase equipment to support the CASE curriculum. In these courses students will investigate, experiment, and learn about documenting a project, solving problems, and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community.
• Peggy Payne - $37,000
• Lindsey Butcher - $46,000
• Jessica Johnson - $18,000


GEAR UP offers summer camps for graduating seniors

Walla Walla High School’s GEAR UP program will be offering two summer programs for graduating seniors of the class of 2018. College Survival Camps will be held at both WSU and EWU. These camps are created to help ease the transition for new college students. Each camp will be fully funded for GEAR UP students including all transportation, housing and food! Students attending either WSU, EWU or WWCC as future transfer students are encouraged to attend. Sign up at the GEAR UP offices at Wa-Hi or call 509-526-8621.
• Future Cougs College Survival Camp on campus at WSU Pullman: June 27-29
• Future Eagles College Survival Camp on campus at EWU Cheney: July 31-Aug 2


Garage sale planned to support AVID program
The Walla Walla High School AVID program is planning a garage sale Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1135 E. Chestnut St. The proceeds will be used for field trips to visit colleges, job shadowing programs, and program enhancements.  If you have any items that you would like to donate to the program, please contact Jen Hein at jhein@wwps.org.  
HeadStart/ECEAP program taking applications for next school year

• Program serves children ages 3,4 and 5
• Lunch and snacks provided
• Transportation is available
• AM and PM sessions
• High quality education and support for kindergarten readiness.

Families may obtain an application at:
Blue Ridge Elementary
509-527-3066
1150 W. Chestnut
Walla Walla Wa, 99362
OR download from the District Website (available in English and Spanish)



Community Stories
Walla Walla High School Baccalaureate Service

- Wednesday, June 6*
- 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Walla Walla Presbyterian Church (325 S. 1st Ave.)
- *Note: This date is different than previously planned
- For more information: vanessa@wwpc.org
- This event is not sponsored by Walla Walla Public Schools


City plans public neighborhood Block Party at Prospect Point

- Thursday, June 14
- 5:30 p.m.
- Prospect Point Elementary
- Free and open to the public
- Free pizza
- Free Dairy Queen ice cream
- Live music by Eddie Manzanares
- Win emergency supply kits
- Bring your bikes for the bicycle rodeo
- Play cornhole
- This event is not sponsored by Walla Walla Public Schools


City Parks and Recreation Update

Summer Parkways & Children’s Day – FREE – All Ages - June 3, 1pm to 5pm Alder Street closed from Colville to Pioneer Park for human-powered transportation

Veterans Memorial Pool Programs
Sea Monkeys Swim Team - $77
Swimming Lessons - $35 – 3 months and up
Aqua Zumba - $60 – Ages 12 and up
Sweat and Swim Boot Camp - $12/$76 – Ages 12 and up
Adaptive Swim - $2 – All Ages
Hatha Outdoor Yoga - $12/$76 – Ages 12 and up

We are hiring!
Lifeguards for Veterans Memorial Pool – apply at https://www.wallawallawa.gov/depts/humanresources

Summer Recreation Programs
UPlay – Free – June 18 to August 10
Youth Summer Meals – Free – June 18 to August 10
Little Kicks Soccer - $46 – Ages 3 to 5 years
Lacrosse Fundamentals Clinic - $15/$45 – Grades 1-9
Youth Golf Lessons - $46 – Ages 7 to 16 years
Youth Track and Field Clinic - $10 – Ages 4 to 12 years
UK International Soccer - $94/$177 – Ages 4 to 14 years
Flag Football - $55 – Grades 2 to 8
Fall Youth Soccer - $50 – Ages 5 to 14 years (Registration deadline June 29)
Buti Yoga - $10/$99 – Ages 12 & up
CJoy Yoga in the Park - $11/$189 – Ages 12 & up
First Aid/CPR/AED - $70 – Ages 12 and up
Pickleball for All - $48 – Ages 16 and up

For more information on these programs or to register, please go to www.wwpr.us.
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