Walla Walla Public Schools
Week in Review - June 12, 2009

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Friday last day of school
- Friday, June 12
- Early dismissal schedule
Have a great summer break!
School board meeting Tuesday, June 16
- Tuesday, June 16
- 7:30 p.m.
- District Board Room (364 S. Park St.)
- Meeting open to public

Payne and Krivoshein receive community leadership awards for their volunteer work in schools
Thursday night Fort Walla Walla Museum Director James Payne and Investment Consultant Scott Krivoshein were each presented Community Leadership awards from Superintendent Rich Carter during the Southeast Washington Association of School Administrators Annual Awards Banquet.

Carter said Payne seeks out ways to connect district children to the Fort Walla Walla Museum. He provides passes to kids in need, organizes class field trip opportunities and includes staff and students in museum special events and functions.

“James always puts others ahead of himself,” Carter said. Carter said Payne served as a member of district’s recent Boundary Review Committee and High School Facilities Task Force. He is also an active classroom volunteer and has been very active in the PTA, including serving as past president of the Green Park PTA and on numerous committees.

Krivoshein’s roots in Walla Walla run deep. His school years were spent in the Walla Walla Public Schools’ system. He was an outstanding student-athlete during his high school years. His Class of 1983 football and basketball teams are still considered to be among the best of all time. Krivoshein is the president of the Big Blue Boosters. This organization donates approximately $14,000 a year to the Wa-Hi Athletic Department to provide equipment and support to coaches and teams.

He spent a year of his time helping the district find solutions to its high school facilities needs by serving on the High School Facilities Task Force. This group laid the foundation for the district to build upon in addressing vast needs regarding high school facilities.

“Scott works hard for the school district and continually networks with community leaders to keep Walla Walla on the fast track to success,” Carter said.

Humphreys named Softball Coach of the Year
The Tri-City Herald named their All-Area softball teams this week.

Walla Walla High School All-Area awards:
1st Team - Alexis Bobadilla (Sr), Hope Klicker (So)
2nd Team - Jill McDaniels (Jr)
Coach of the Year - Jerry Humphreys

Wa-Hi Girls Softball team finishes third in state
The Wa-Hi Girls Softball Team finished 3rd in the WIAA 4A State last weekend going 5-1 in the tournament. This was the highest ever finish for a Wa-Hi softball team.

The team’s 29-3 season record was the best in the State. The team finished as 3rd in 4A State, 1st in Big 9 / GSL Region, 1st in Big 9 District and 1st in Big 9 Cascade Division. This was a tremendous accomplishment by the team and the school/community should be proud of these athletes.

Softball team members:
Ambler, Alyson - 9
Baker, Alicia - 11
Barker, Shauna (Manager) - 11
Benzel, Kirsten - 12
Bezdicek, Ashley - 10
Bobadilla, Alexis - 12
DeBroeck, Kelsie - 12
Flores, Elize - 12
Fortune, Tarynn - 11
Garcia, Tara - 11
Klicker, Hope - 10
Maiden, Bridon - 9
McDaniels, Jill - 11
Ocanaz, Megan - 11
Reardon, Abbey - 12
Reardon, Victoria - 11
Schultz, Heidi - 12
Zaro, Courtney - 11
Coaches: Jerry Humphreys, Arch McHie and Nichole Riggs

Former Edison students say good-bye to beloved school

Former Edison Elementary students, staff and friends said good-bye to their beloved 73-year-old school during a farewell ceremony Tuesday.

Guests looked at photo displays, past yearbooks, and took tours of the school. Anne “Adams” Gradwohl and Margaret “Berry” Corcoran reflected on their school years at Edison in the 1930s and 1940s. They said the teachers were terrific and attending Edison was like a home away from home. The new school opens this fall.

Wa-Hi football camp draws teams from throughout region
Cheerleaders selling food and beverages to raise funds for upcoming season

Walla Walla High School football players are tuning up for the upcoming season next week during the team’s Spring Team Camp. Area football teams are traveling to Walla Walla High School Tuesday and Thursday to compete in game-like scrimmages.

Walla Walla Football Scrimmage Schedule:
- Monday, June 15 - 6 to 8 p.m. (Hanford High School)
- Tuesday, June 16 - 6 to 8 p.m. (Wa-Hi practice fields - Teams include: Chiawana, Waitsburg-Prescott, Dayton, and Stanfield)
- Wednesday, June 17 - 6 to 8 p.m. (Hanford High School)
- Thursday, June 18 - 6 p.m. (Wa-Hi practice fields - Teams include: Kennewick, Hermiston, Dayton, and Stanfield)
- Friday, June 19 - 4, 6 and 8 p.m. - Spring Football Jamboree (Lampson Field in Kennewick)

Walla Walla High School Cheerleaders will be working during the scrimmages to raise money for the 2009 football season by selling products out of the Pepsi concession trailer. Products to be sold include: Pepsi beverages, chips, cookies, chocolates, hot dogs, and cheeseburgers. Cheer parents will be barbecuing hot dogs and hamburgers, while cheerleaders will provide treats and beverages to players, coaches, friends, family, and community members who are watching the scrimmages. Concessions will be open Tuesday and Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the WWHS track near the scrimmage fields.

Wa-Hi football teams will travel to Kennewick Friday, June 19 to participate in the Spring Football Jamboree at Lampson Field.
Jamboree Schedule:
- Frosh (4 p.m.)
- JV (6 p.m.)
- Varsity (8 p.m.)

Other teams participating in the Spring Camp:
- Connell
- Eastmont
- Hanford
- Kamiakin
- Pasco
- Richland
- Southridge
- Burbank
- Ki-Be
- Riverview
- T-C Prep

Students showcase work during Homelink Project Faire
Homelink staff and students recently held their annual Project Faire at Berney Elementary. Proud parents flocked to the school to support their children and look at their accomplishments. Homelink staff and students also took a photo with Principal David Talley as a good-bye gesture. They thanked Talley for his support in helping advance the Homelink program.
Lincoln students’ history displays help 4th grade students learn
Lincoln Alternative High School students brought their traveling museum to Walla Walla elementary schools to present their hand-made Northwest History displays to 4th grade students. Teacher Brandi McIntire says the project pushed her students to do their best. Lincoln students researched and designed all the displays and developed their own presentations. Lincoln students delivered more than numerous presentations to hundreds of students.
District announces staff transfers for next school year
Tami Naccarato and Emmanuel Juarez will transfer from Green Park to Edison for the 2009-2010 school year. They are both para-educators.
Kirkman House Museum’s Summer 2009 Programming for Children
The Hands on History programming is carefully planned to demonstrate to modern-day children that entertaining endeavors are timeless. With Kirkman House Museum staff and volunteers, children aged 6-12, will explore various Victorian activities. For a complete description of each class please visit: www.kirkmanhousemuseum.org.

An Intensive Weaving seminar, for children aged 9-12, draws on the expertise of Kirkman House Museum Textile Center member Susan Swayne and provides a thorough exploration of the process of weaving. Children will use individual pipe looms, allowing for an extended project outline taking the children from loom preparation to completed tapestry piece. This seminar runs July 8, 9, 15 and 16 from 9 am - 1 pm.

Younger children, aged 6-9, have three shorter classes from which to choose. A preliminary weaving tutorial in the Intro to Weaving course, they will design and create a “mug rug” and an individual sit-upon. The Handmade Ice Cream Social demonstrates to youngsters how, using the most basic ingredients, to make their own delicious summer snack. For the Beatrix Potter day, the children will explore and investigate all the outdoor elements that so intrigued the famous author and naturalist.

To register your child for any of the Hands on History classes, please visit www.ci.walla-walla.us <http://www.ci.walla-walla.us/> or call 509-527-5427. Space is limited, for a guaranteed spot please pre-register. On-site registration is possible, space permitting. Contact Greer G. Buchanan with any questions at 529-4373 or gbuchanan@kirkmanhousemuseum.org.

Blue Devil Athletic Development (BDAD) begins June 30
Program Goal: Improve Overall Athletic Ability for All Sports
• For Boys and Girls Grades 6-12
• June 30 to August 7 (Monday - Thursday)

Daily Schedule
Session 1: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
• Incoming 9th-12th grade students

Session 2: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
• Incoming 6th-8th grade students

Session 3: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
• Incoming 9th-12th grade students

Instructors: Eric Hisaw, Amy Hisaw, Ryan Carter

Location: Wa-Hi Weight Room
Cost: $30 pre-registered and $35 at the door

Note: Students will need a medical release and a parent permission form. Both forms are available at the Wa-Hi Athletic Office, or at the gym during the program. (PHYSICALS ARE NOT REQUIRED)

Make checks payable to Wa-Hi Athletics
Mail to: Wa-Hi Athletics, c/o Eric Hisaw - 800 Abbott Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362

YMCA offers youth multicultural camp at Sharpstein
The YMCA is offering a five-week multicultural camp for children from six to 13 years of age. The program will be located at Sharpstein Elementary School and operates June 15 through July 16, 2009. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m., with an option to participate in free swim at the YMCA from 4 to 4:45 p.m. each day. There are two guest instructors from Mexico. The cost is $44.00. You can register at the front desk of the YMCA.
Staff awarded technology grants
Congratulations to these applicants who have been awarded the competitive TL21 grant - Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century. The field of winning applicants represent 70 districts and 152 schools across all nine ESDs. This is first cadre of TL21 trainees.

“We look forward to this opportunity for the enhanced technology and associated staff development which are part of the TL21 grant,” Technology Director Janis Barton said.

TL21 grant recipients:
Kristen Harvey, Garrison
Jean Tobin, Green Park
Paula Michelle Carpenter, Green Park
Erica Wauchek, Lincoln Alternative High School
Kami Kuhlmann, Prospect Point Elementary
Anne Swant, Walla Walla High School