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COUNTDOWN: 1 week until West Seattle 5K!

May 12, 2024 10:03 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle schools | WS & Sports

(2023 photo by David Hutchinson)

One more look ahead before the weekend ends … next Sunday (May 19) brings the West Seattle 5K to Alki! It’s the season’s first big 5K, presented by the West Seattle High School PTSA to raise money for WSHS. The morning starts with Alki and Harbor Avenues closing to vehicle traffic around 8 am, then:

8:30-9:15 am: Day-of-event registration
9:10 am: Pre-race warm-up
9:30 am: 5K Run/Walk starts
8:30 to 11:30 am: Visit our sponsor booths and enjoy student music

You can register online right now, or register in person at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor) the day before the WS5K (noon-5 pm Saturday, May 18). The start/finish line next Sunday is near 61st/Alki. See you there!

Bridge project in the spotlight at next Admiral Neighborhood Association gathering

(Admiral Way Bridges from Fairmount Avenue, via Google Maps Street View)

Yet another transportation project of note is in the wings for West Seattle – the Admiral Way Bridge (really two bridges) earthquake-strengthening project. When the Admiral Neighborhood Association has its next gathering this Tuesday (7 pm May 14), an SDOT rep will be there to talk – and answer questions – about it. ANA’s preview of the gathering also notes, “You will also hear updates from the team leaders of our upcoming events and ways in which you can volunteer … AND you’ll also witness the unveiling of the next chapter of a Summer favorite.” This is an in-person event at Admiral Church (4320 SW Hill), all welcome.

Invitation for middle- and high-schoolers interested in robotics

We’ve told you before about the Skunk Works Robotics club, serving West Seattle and beyond. There’s an Info Night coming up this week for middle- and high-school students interested, with Skunk Works one of two clubs involved; they asked us to publish this invitation:

Skunk Works Robotics and Tekerz Robotics invite you to an info night on May 16, from 6-8 pm. They are looking for students who will be in grades 8-12 next year to join their competitive robotics teams. Skunk Works began competing in 2007 in FIRST FRC, while the High Tekerz got their start in 2011. Both teams build 125-lb robots that compete on a field about the size of a basketball court.

Competitive robotics teams aren’t only for prospective programmers and engineers! Our teams also need students interested in business and marketing fields like graphic design, writing, social media, photography, and outreach. We also utilize data analytics to determine game play strategy.

Yes, programming, cad design, wiring and shop are also VERY important to creating a competitive robot and we welcome students interested in those areas to visit as well!

If you are interesting in attending please fill out the attached form for further information regarding the location and program. Thank you and we hope to see you there!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to

CONGRATULATIONS! Chief Sealth IHS, West Seattle HS student-athletes win WAC/101 Club awards

Thanks to Chief Sealth International High School athletic director Ernest Policarpio for sending the announcement and photos:

Congratulations to the Chief Sealth and West Seattle 2024 Washington Athletic Club /101 Club award winners:

Chief Sealth

Isaac Martinez, Ocean Freeman, Jeylen Pham, Breanna Tran, Jennie Brown, and Joy Ohta (Not Present) (Also in the pic: AD Ernest Policarpio and Assistant Principal Isaisha Perry)

West Seattle

Carmen Cruz, Kamil Ignacio, Sole Norman, Bo Gionet, Matthew Henning, and Gibson Aguilar

The WAC & 101 Club Awards honor 3 boys and 3 girls from each school who have athletic & academic achievements.

SCHOOLS: Vashon Island SD still accepting non-resident applications

With a month left in the school year, many are looking ahead to next year. In addition to Seattle Public Schools, West Seattle has public-school students in neighboring districts, primarily Highline to the south and Vashon Island to the west. VISD’s superintendent Dr. Slade McSheehy asked us to publish this reminder for any family interested in their district:

Did you know that the Vashon Island School District is currently accepting non-resident applications for students in grades K-12? This is a wonderful opportunity for families in our neighboring communities to become part of an exceptional school district. At Vashon Island School District, we take pride in small school environments where every student is not just a name on a roster, but welcomed, known, and treasured.

Join over 200+ students, K-12, who commute daily to be a part of our close-knit island community.

Apply for admission using the VISD Non-Resident Student application, Non-Resident Application

Questions, forms, and other information can be received for each school from the following people:

Chautauqua Elementary: Caleb Johns, CES Registrar – 206-463-8540

McMurray Middle School: Kelly Murphy, McM Registrar – 206-463-9168

Vashon High School: Deb Franson, VHS Registrar – 206-463-8684

Choice Transfers, District Contact: Kareem Greenidge – 206-463-8530

Senior Center of West Seattle to reveal new name Tuesday

(WSB file photo, Senior Center’s north side)

The Senior Center of West Seattle has been working on a new name, as noted when we shared their call for mural artists back in March. Now they have it – and they’re about to reveal it, at this Tuesday’s annual fundraising breakfast. The event is sold out, but the center plans to publish the new name online Tuesday morning too (and we’ll have it here). You’re also invited to visit the center on Tuesday (and beyond) to find out more – and the nonprofit’s update on all this includes:

There’s also still time to support the Senior Center’s annual fundraising campaign. The nonprofit’s goal is to raise $50,000 between now and the end of May to fund the essential services they provide in our community—like meals, classes, lectures, support groups, counseling, digital navigation, and more.

You can help with that by going here. P.S. We’re expecting to hear an update about the mural Tuesday, too.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen blue Outback (update: found)

Reported by Reg:

Our 2018 Blue Subaru Outback (CBB2114) was stolen last night from (the 3700 block of) Belvidere Ave SW. I’ve got some camera footage of the guy.

We’ll add the police-report number when we get it. (Added: 24-128963) Call 911 if you see the car.

THURSDAY UPDATE: Reg commented below that it’s been found, on Capitol Hill.


May 12, 2024 6:16 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Alki on Saturday, photographed by Victoria Gnatoka)

Here’s what to know about the hours ahead:

WSCGSD HOLDOVER SALES: Some of the sales that registered for Saturday’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day are continuing today – see the numbers listed here (and also check the comments on our Saturday story),

HIGH POINT LIBRARY CLOSED: The branch at 3411 SW Raymond is closed Sundays through at least early June as part of a schedule shuffle as the system deals with staffing shortages.

MINI-POLAR PLUNGE: 9 am every Sunday, you’re welcome to join a group plunge into Puget Sound off Alki – meet at Statue of Liberty Plaza (61st/Alki).

WESTIES RUN CLUB: Meets at 9 am Sundays at rotating locations – today it’s C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: The market is open today, 10 am-2 pm as usual, on California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon, offering spring vegetables, flowers, fruit, and plants, plus baked goods, cheese, fish, meat, condiments, fresh-cooked food, beverages (from cider to kombucha to beer/wine), nuts, candy, more! Here’s today’s vendor list.

SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN PEONY FESTIVAL: Performances and activities as well as celebration of the flowers, second of two days for this annual festival, 11 am-4 pm. See the performance schedule here. (6000 16th SW, north side of South Seattle College north parking lot)

‘ALL LOVE’ ART SHOW: At Mystery Made in The Junction (4312 SW Oregon), noon-4 pm art show/sale (and free flowers!) – details in our calendar listing.

CASCADIA FRESH MARKET’S OPENING WEEKEND: You can buy affordable healthy food at this new neighborhood store launching a four-month test run at 5444 Delridge Way SW, open noon-6 pm today. Here’s our story explaining what it’s all about.

CIRCLE OF SONGS: Acoustic music at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm.

FREE CLASSICAL CONCERT: 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library (2306 42nd SW), enjoy the Ladies’ Musical Club concert – see the program in our calendar listing.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE ALLEY: Your weekend’s finale can be music by the Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8-10 pm.

Are you planning something that should be on our community event calendar – one-time or recurring? Please email us the basics – – thank you!