PHOTOS: West Seattle school ‘walk-ins,’ to send a message, share a vision

(WSB photo)

9:13 AM: Outside at least 10 West Seattle schools this morning, teachers, staffers, and parents were gathering to send a message to lawmakers. The mini-rallies were billed as “walk-ins” – with gatherings outside school entrances, and participants walking in together before the first bell. Above, Denny International Middle School‘s gathering started just after 7 am, outside the front door. In our video below, principal Jeff Clark declared his support, and the Seattle-King County NAACP’s education chair Rita Green urged teachers to engage and collaborate with parents:

Also at 7, a show of support outside West Seattle High School:


Thanks to Jennifer Hall for the photo.

We also stopped by Gatewood Elementary, where students joined in writing messages on “vision boards” that will eventually be taken to Olympia and placed in State Capitol hallways as a reminder to legislators (photo added):

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We also welcome photos from other walk-ins – – thanks!

ADDED 10:53 AM: We made it to the last one of the morning, outside Louisa Boren K-8 STEM in the 9 am hour. They offered drive-up board-signing in the dropoff zone:


And over by the fence, students were joining in:


We’ve also received a photo from Sanislo Elementary:


ADDED 4:28 PM: Thanks for sharing more photos! First, from Alki Elementary:


Thanks to Angela Powell for that photo; Alki parent Amy Cooper sent this one:


From Alison at Schmitz Park Elementary:


And thanks to Elise Olsen at Arbor Heights Elementary for this:


2 Replies to "PHOTOS: West Seattle school 'walk-ins,' to send a message, share a vision"

  • AJP February 18, 2016 (2:02 pm)

    Thanks for covering this! You’re the best, WSB! 

  • Jonathan Knapp February 18, 2016 (6:24 pm)

    Thank you WSB for covering this big day, not only in West Seattle, but all across the city. Parents, students, and educators from nearly all of Seattle’s public schools stepped up to show how important their neighborhood school is to the life of the community.

    Jonathan Knapp
    SEA President

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