State of the District

State of the District 2016

Franklin High School
On November 7, at Franklin High School Dr. Larry Nyland, Seattle Public Schools superintendent, celebrated the achievements and shared stories of how staff, students and school communities are eliminating opportunity gaps in our schools.

Zackary Stowell, assistant principal of Catherine Blaine K-8 School, served as master of ceremonies as well as facilitated a panel discussion with Helen Joung, executive director of schools southwest region, Gerald Donaldson, a family support worker at Leschi Elementary and Dwane Chappelle, director of the Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning. The panel offered real-world examples of how the Four Signature Strategies are helping Seattle Public Schools address and eliminate opportunity gaps in our schools.

Read more about the Four Signature Strategies—Positive Learning, Positive Beliefs, Positive Relationships, and Positive Partnerships—and how SPS is eliminating opportunity gaps.

The evening was highlighted by several student performances including the Thurgood Marshall Elementary School choir, a NOVA High School student poet and duet and orchestra performances by Franklin High School students.

Read more highlights of the 2016 State of the District.

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