Chief Sealth International High School, West Seattle High School, and Denny International Middle School have just received Washington Achievement Awards for academic improvement/growth, according to our area’s Seattle Public Schools Board rep, Marty McLaren. They are among 29 in the district. McLaren announced, “West Seattle High School and Chief Seattle International High Schools were both recognized for High Progress. Denny International Middle School received special recognition for Math Growth.” A few hours after McLaren’s announcement, Sealth’s first-year principal Aida Fraser-Hammer sent one, noting, “This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work and the dedication of our teachers and students, and the support of our parents.” Overall, McLaren added, “It’s also important to recognize the tireless commitment and enthusiasm of all of our staff members throughout the district. Congratulations and thanks to all for bringing our students so far.” An award ceremony is set for Thursday in Lacey.
(SPS is on spring break until tomorrow; if any other winning principals send announcements when classes resume, we’ll add them to the story.)