West Seattle Wednesday: Schools, trees, jets…

At sunrise Tuesday, Don Brubeck took that photo while pausing on his bike at the fishing bridge along the East Duwamish Waterway. (He says the red-hulled, docked ship is the Norway-flagged Nina Victory.) What’s ahead today? Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Events calendar:

SOUTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE NEW STUDENTS RECEPTION/RESOURCE FAIR: Two sessions, noon and 4:30 pm, in the Brockey Center auditorium – details on the school calendar.

BLUE ANGEL SIGHTING: Blue Angels jet #7 due to arrive for Seafair‘s winter planning meetings, expected on the east side of Boeing Field around 1:15 pm.

SCHOOL BOARD ON REOPENING BOREN: The Seattle School Board will consider the “short-term capacity management plan” (see it here), including the official proposal to reopen Boren Junior High School on Delridge as an “option” elementary school for any and all West Seattle-area students to choose to attend. Meeting is at 6 pm, district HQ in SODO.

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: The city’s proposed street-tree ordinance – recently reported and discussed here – is part of what’s on the agenda for tonight’s Southwest District Council meeting, 7 pm, board room at South Seattle Community College (6000 16th SW).

GET FIT WEST SEATTLE: Want to go “from couch to half-marathon”? Check out tonight’s Get Fit West Seattle info/intro night at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), 7 pm (California/Charlestown).

PRIDE SKATE: Tonight’s the monthly Pride Skate at Southgate Roller Rink in White Center, 9 pm – the theme, ’70s!

PARTIAL BRIDGE CLOSURE: Another Fauntleroy Expressway closure is scheduled tonight, approximately 9 pm to 5 am, west end of West Seattle Bridge. (Check the cams on the WSB West Seattle Traffic page get a look on the westbound status.)

3 Replies to "West Seattle Wednesday: Schools, trees, jets..."

  • Pam January 4, 2012 (8:34 am)

    How can the school district be considering Hughes as a future option when they just leased it to Westside private school, surely Westside signed a long term lease?
    I suppose they should have done a better job of looking forward before closing schools a few years ago, now they have to spend unnecessary money which could have been better spent elsewhere. Sad.

  • wsea January 4, 2012 (9:24 am)

    Looks like the school board decided to kick the can to another year instead of making tough decisions now. i doubt we will see any decrease in students in north west seattle by opening Boren. Great job.

    Maybe we should have portables sitting all over the school playgrounds and add the play structures around and on top of the portables to work with the already limited space.

    I agree with Pam that still having Westside “Hughes” school on the potential new elementary list is a horrible idea. We have plenty of available schools to reopen rather taking a school which Westside worked hard to make functional again.

    • WSB January 4, 2012 (9:45 am)

      I’m going to the district’s media briefing in about an hour and will be asking why Hughes is being mentioned again – when it seemed to be off the list for the second round of community meetings. – TR

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