Following the March 20 school board meeting, Bellevue community members, students, parents and staff joined together to address important topics such as racial equity, mental health, student voice, start times, and the length of lunch periods. The group of more than 50 people, converged at the school board’s third community forum.
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At the March 6, 2018 Board Meeting, our Board Directors passed a resolution on school safety. The resolution calls for lawmakers to pass legislation that will protect our students, schools, and community from future gun violence. It also calls upon the District to review our policies, plans, and funding for school safety to identify clear steps we can take to improve student safety.
Each of our middle schools are looking for high school students to volunteer as camp counselors for 6th Grade Outdoor Education Camp. By volunteering, high school students can earn up to 50 community service hours. But more importantly, they will be looked to as a guide, friend, example, advisor, and a source of inspiration.
Each year, 5th grade classroom teachers instruct students on the topics of Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) and HIV/AIDS. As a parent or guardian, you have the right to request that your student be excluded from these lessons but you must first preview the HIV/AIDS curriculum at a parent information meeting in order to exclude your student from instruction*.
The recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has been deeply unsettling for everyone in our community. At the Bellevue Schools, we are committed to keeping our schools safe. This letter will address two important issues.
Each year, we review the school start times at our elementary and middle schools to ensure that we are providing a safe and comfortable transportation experience for our students, while also being responsible stewards of district resources.
Congratulations to Bellevue Wolverines student athlete Isaiah Ifanse who was recently named Washington’s 2017-18 Gatorade Football Player of the Year.
Congratulations to Spiritridge Elementary third grade teacher Ai-my Dinh who was honored as a 2017 Symetra Hero in the Classroom, during a surprise presentation at her school on Dec. 8. Read More
Thank you to all who attended the Bennett Elementary School Grand Opening on Nov. 16! The community celebrated the unveiling of the new school building with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house including self-guided and student led tours. Read More
We are pleased to announce that the district’s newest elementary school, most recently referred to as Elementary 18, was officially named at the July 18 school board meeting. Wilburton Elementary, named after the Bellevue community it resides in, is currently under construction and will open fall 2018.
The staff and families at Stevenson Elementary are wrapping up their last year in the original Stevenson building and are preparing to move to Bellewood next year while their home school is torn down and rebuilt.
Highland Middle School is in the planning and design phase for its new building with the project scheduled to begin in the summer of 2018.
Since 2002 the district has completed rebuilding 18 schools, with Enatai Elementary and Odle Middle School most recently unveiled in the fall of 2016.
“Sammamish Leads is a really good experience because it lets us work on industry projects, some of them that are going on right at our school,” said Holly Patel, a senior who participated in Leads the past four summers. “It makes problems that seem really difficult at first more approachable.”