West Seattle school scenes: Arbor Heights flamingos; Denny’s ‘bluehair’ & actors

Three scenes from two local schools:

FLOCK OF APPRECIATION AT ARBOR HEIGHTS: You might already know that it’s Teacher Appreciation Week. At Arbor Heights Elementary, it began with a flock of flamingos! Thanks to our anonymous parent correspondent for sharing the photo.

DENNY PRINCIPAL GOES DOLPHIN BLUE: Denny International Middle School principal Jeff Clark‘s sporting a “new” look:

Assistant principal Patricia Rangel explains:

This week the students at Denny International Middle School and throughout Seattle’s middle schools are going to be taking the Math and Reading portion of the Measurement of Student Performance (MSP) state exam. As a way to show his support and remind his scholars of the immense pride he has in them, Principal Jeff Clark dyed his hair and goatee Dolphin blue for the second year in a row. This comes on the heels of Denny also learning that it was a recipient of the 2013 Washington Achievement Award with special recognition in Math growth from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. It seems this Dolphin pride will not be washed out anytime soon.

DENNY DRAMA DEBUT: Not long after we received the note above, Clark himself sent an announcement about another student/staff achievement:

It is a real pleasure to share that the new Denny International Middle School drama program had their first performances on Friday and Saturday.


Congratulations to the scholars who performed so well in the Denny Drama production of “This is a Test!” Dr. Butterworth did a fantastic job preparing our scholars to perform this one-act comedy written by Stephen Gregg. Thank you to all of you who came to see the performance—it was funny and very well-done. Go, Dolphin Drama!

Later today, more school news – anything big from YOUR campus? Let us know – editor@westseattleblog.com – thanks!

1 Reply to "West Seattle school scenes: Arbor Heights flamingos; Denny's 'bluehair' & actors"

  • Marcia Ingerslev May 5, 2014 (7:16 pm)

    Thank you so much to Arbor Heights PTSA. It was so nice to see the “flamingo welcome” we had this morning, then to come in to a great breakfast. You are amazing and we appreciate you.

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