Northshore School District Administrative Center
3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, WA 98021
Strengthening Our Community Through Excellence in Education
Summer Vacation Has Arrived!
Here's wishing our Northshore families a safe and relaxing summer. Enjoy your time with family and friends. Until we see you again on September 3... Click here for a list of summer resources for families.
2013-14 School Calendar and Collaboration Schedule Released
The Northshore School District has made some changes to the 2013-14 school calendar to continue to improve quality instruction and overall student achievement while maintaining current student instructional hours. The district will restore five waiver days and return to a 180-day school calendar, start secondary schools 10 minutes later and implement a weekly 1-hour and 35-minute early release on Wednesdays to support better instructional outcomes.
The school year will start on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The full calendar and collaboration schedule and information about the decision is available at www.nsd.org/2013collaborationschedule. The school board is expected to vote on the calendar, including the collaboration schedule, at its June 25 meeting. Please contact the Communications Office, 425.408.7670, for additional information or assistance.
School Board Unanimously Votes to Build New High School in North End and Reconfigure Grade Levels
The Northshore School District Board of Directors voted to pursue funding through a 2014 bond measure for the construction of a high school in the north end of the district to provide a longer-term solution to enrollment growth and to reconfigure grade levels to K-5 elementary, 6-8 middle school and 9-12 high school model to provide greater educational opportunities for students. Additional information and a copy of Superintendent Francois' information presentation (Informational video) is available at www.nsd.org/edtf.
Northshore School District Seeks Applicants for Curriculum Materials Adoption Committee; June 28 Application Deadline
Northshore School District is seeking applications to fill a vacancy on the Curriculum Materials Adoption Committee (CMAC). Applicants must be a parent or community member in the Northshore School District. This is a voluntary, three-year term position appointed by the superintendent. (read more)
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Northshore Teacher to Participate in National Education Program
Northshore social studies teacher Rhonda McGee has been selected from more than 500 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute, June 17-21, in Washington, D.C.
Participants will work with Library of Congress education specialists and subject-matter experts to learn effective practices for using primary sources in the classroom, while exploring some of the millions of digitized historical artifacts and documents available on the library’s Web site.
Seven Northshore Juniors Qualify for Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency
Seven Northshore students are among 160 juniors from across the state whose academic performance on Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) Phase One curriculum qualify them for Phase Two-WAS Summer Residency. (read more)
August HSPE Registration Open June 4-30
Registration for students needing to take the August High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) is June 4-30. The writing assessment is Aug. 13 and 14, and the reading assessment is Aug. 15. (read more)
Northshore Tuition-Based Preschools Still Have Open Slots
Northshore School District tuition-based preschools still have open slots at Hollywood Hill and Arrowhead elementary schools for the 2013–14 school year. For more information, please call 425.408.4700 for Hollywood Hill and 425.408.4000 for Arrowhead.
Transportation Change for EAP Beginning in 2013-14 School Year
Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, Northshore School District will offer transportation for Elementary Advanced Program (EAP) students through a hub system. (read more)
Secondary Summer Academy to Run June 26 through August 2
Online registrations accepted April 30-June 20 and in person registrations accepted June 21 & 24
Click here for program information
Washington State Receives One-Year Conditional Waiver for Some No Child Left Behind Requirements
Washington state received a one-year conditional waiver from some of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, (the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act), which instituted Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). As part of the waiver, the state has replaced AYP with a new accountability system: Annual Measureable Objectives (AMO). For more information on AMO’s, please visit the following Web site, http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/AMO.aspx?year=2011-12, or contact Northshore School District Student Learning Data Analyst, Brandon Lagerquist, at 425.408.7722 or email@example.com.
Threads & Treads Clothing Bank Closed for Summer; Re-Opens Wednesday, Aug. 14
The Threads and Treads free clothing bank is closed for the summer. It will reopen in conjunction with the Back to School Fair, Wed., Aug. 14, 4–6:30 p.m., and will resume its normal operating schedule Thursday, Aug. 22. Thread & Treads is located at Canyon Park Junior High, 23723 23rd Ave. N.E., Bothell, Portable 706.