Walla Walla Public Schools
Week in Review - October 13, 2006

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No school today (Friday, October 13) -- Fall Professional Day
Classes resume Monday, October 16.
School Board work session scheduled Tuesday
Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: District Office (364 S. Park Street)
Agenda: School board members will receive a report on the district’s “Let’s Talk Schools — We’re Listening” campaign survey results. Superintendent Rich Carter will review county growth projection reports and discuss current construction costs and local school tax rates.
**Public meeting
School board meeting Tuesday
Tuesday, October 17
7:30 p.m.
Open to public

Walla Walla High School 2006 Homecoming Court named
Freshmen
Prince - Aaron Flippo
Princess - Araceli Orozco

Sophomores
Prince - Jacob Hafen
Princess - Ariel Walling

Juniors
Prince - Landin Arnett
Princess - Angell Zamora

Seniors
Princes - Matt Waring, Zac Cooper, Jerromy Kerby, Ian Lucas, Josh McDaniels
Princesses - Morgan Blackburn, Becca Clubb, Andrea Bughi, Mariana Cains, Taryn Hair


Wa-Hi vs. Kamiakin Homecoming football game Friday
Kick-off: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Borleske Stadium
**Special halftime celebration**
Radio: KTEL 1490 AM
Wa-Hi Homecoming Dance Saturday
Theme: Havana Nights
Time: 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Location: Wa-Hi Gym
Cost: $10 each or $20 per couple
Celebrate American Education Week -- Visit school of your choice
Community members invited to go back to school
Thursday, November 16
Visit the school of your choice

Join us in celebrating American Education Week!
• Tour the school of your choice
• Learn more about our success stories and challenges
• Interact with students and staff
• Review school improvement efforts
• Experience our future
• And we’ll treat you to lunch!

Please contact Communications Director Mark Higgins at 526-6716 or by e-mail at: mhiggins@wwps.org if you are interested in participating.


Pioneer Middle School Open House Monday
Monday, October 16
7 p.m.
Wa-Hi Drama Department presents “Smokey Joe’s Café”
Show dates: November 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17 at 7:00 p.m. and November 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Walla Walla High School Auditorium.

Smokey Joe’s Café features a rich and eclectic collection of 1950’s and 60’s songs written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, who somehow seemed to have written every hit of their era. These finely crafted tunes represent a wide variety of rock genres from doo-wop to gospel and country Western to rhythm-and-blues.

Hits such as “Hound Dog” and “Poison Ivy” are intermixed with less famous numbers in this show which has been often called a revue, but which contains no commentary or dialogue. Instead of the traditional book music, this production presents a story, or mini-play, within each of the songs.

As the show progresses, the energy builds, and the audience can’t help but become part of the music, clapping hands and bouncing knees in remembrance. This is a show that appeals to audience members of all generations!


Safe School Helpline helps students break code of silence
Walla Walla Public Schools has a program designed to provide a safe and anonymous way to share information. The Safe School Helpline is a 24 hour messaging service that empowers students, parents and community members to report unsafe, at-risk situations without identifying themselves.

This process allows school officials to respond in a proactive manner to solve problems and eliminate unsafe conditions or threats to learning. Callers are not involved in one-on-one interrogations. School officials are notified within minutes of receiving emergency information. Numerous districts in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are now using this system.

Safe School Helpline Features
• Report any information which could jeopardize safety
(violence, theft, drugs, sexual harassment, weapons)
• Toll free, easy to use, non-intrusive
• Anonymity for all callers
• Daily, twenty-four service

Helpline Telephone Number
(800) 4-1-VOICE (418-6423) ext. 359

(**NOTE: This information is on the district’s website: A to Z area: Safe Schools Program)


TRILOGY LEARNING CENTER presents addiction and recovery workshops
“Addiction & Recovery: Exploring the Issues -- Seeking Solutions” (November 1-3)
** Events are free to the public**
- Featuring Recovery Advocate/Author William Cope Moyers & Richard Ries, M.D. UW Professor of Psychiatry & Director of Harborview Addictions Programs

Schedule of Events
November 1
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
William Cope Moyers -- “The Power of Addiction/The Promise of Recovery”
Walla Walla Community College “Dome”

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
William Cope Moyers -- “SCARFACE—Unmasking the Stigma of Addiction”
Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center (Book signing after talk)

November 2, 2006
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Richard Ries, M.D. -- “Alcohol & Marijuana: Gateway Drugs”
Whitman College, Maxey Hall

November 3
12 Noon
Richard Ries, M.D. -- “Alcohol Use & Dependence—Medical Complications”
St. Mary Hospital, Providence Room
No Registration Required
Continuing education credits available on-site. For more information, contact Peggy Gutierrez at (509) 529-6036, x107.


Wa-Hi Physical Education teacher selected to state grade level expectation team
Congratulations to Walla Walla High School Physical Education teacher Gayle See for being named to participate on the Health and Fitness Grade Level Expectations Development Team.

See joins 12 fellow educators from Washington state selected to this team designed to determine what health and fitness skills students should be expected to learn during their public school experience.

“This will be an exciting and rigorous process,” said Lisa Rakoz, State Program Supervisor, Health and Fitness Education.

See and her team will meet five times to do this work.


Garrison Night School Conversational Spanish Class Scheduled
Garrison Night School, an adult education program in partnership with Walla Walla Community College and the Walla Walla Public Schools, is scheduled to begin registrations: Monday, Nov. 13. Classes begin Tuesday, Nov. 14 and end March 1.

The mission of Garrison Night School is to promote the education of Hispanic parents by connecting them to the school community, preparing them for a General Education Diploma and facilitating their enrollment in college, thus raising the educational level and standard of living of the family.

Classes are held at Garrison Middle School (906 Chase St.) in Walla Walla. Classes this year include General Education Diploma (GED) preparation and four levels of English as a Second Language (ESL). Traffic Safety is offered from 5 to 6 p.m. Spanish for native English speakers will be taught to beginners on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. A class for high beginners will be taught from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

A $25 registration fee is required which covers all classes taken. Scholarships are available as is child care.

For additional information regarding the Garrison Night School, contact Program Coordinator Esteban Florian at (509) 527-3040 or by e-mail at eflorian@wwps.org.

Program Location – Garrison Night School is located at 906 Chase Street.


Fall Parent-Teacher Conference Schedule

Berney Elementary
Monday, November 6
- 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 7
- 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8
- 8:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (no school day)

Blue Ridge Elementary
Tuesday, November 7
- 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8 (no school day)
- 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Edison Elementary
Tuesday, November 7
- 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8
- 8:00 a.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Garrison Middle School
Tuesday, November 7
- 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8
- 7:00 - 11:00 a.m.
- 12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
- 5:30 -8:30 p.m.

Green Park Elementary
Tuesday, November 7
- 4:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8
- 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. (no school day)

Head Start / ECEAP
Friday, November 3 through Wednesday, November 8
- Regular school hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 7
- 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8
- 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Homelink Program (@ Berney – Art Room)
Monday, November 6
- 3 – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 7
- 3 – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8 (no school day)
- 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Opportunity Program
Tuesday, November 7
- Drop in from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8 (no school day)
- 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Paine Alternative
Monday, November 6
- 4 - 8 p.m

Tuesday, November 7
- 4 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8 (no school day)
- 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Pioneer Middle School
Monday, November 6
- Scheduled Conferences: 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 7
- Arena conferences: 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8 (no school day)
- Scheduled conferences: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Prospect Point
Monday, November 6
- 4:30 - 8:15 p.m.

Tuesday, November 7
- 4:30 - 8:15 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8 (no school day)
- 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Sharpstein Elementary
Monday November 6
- 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday November 7
- 3:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday November 8 (no school day)
- 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Walla Walla High School
Monday, November 6
- Drop-in conferences in both gyms: 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8 (no school day)
- Scheduled conferences: 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
- Drop-in conferences in both gyms: 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

 


FREE CONCERTS TO FEATURE LOCAL PRODIGY
The Portland Youth Philharmonic presents: Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man, Appalachian Spring, and Buckaroo Holiday and Hoe-Down from Rodeo; Shostakovich: Festive Overture; Zhou’s Poem from Tang for String Quartet and Orchestra;
* Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, Sam Johnson, cello.

Choose from one of two free performances (no tickets are required):
Saturday, October 28, Vert Auditorium,
500 SW Dorion, Pendleton, OR 97801, 7 p.m. or Sunday, October 29, Walla Walla College Church, 212 SW 4th St., College Pl., WA 99324, 2:00 p.m.
All are welcome. Bring the whole family.