MARCH 17, 1997

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See your tax dollars at work

   Community members are invited to join Superintendent Karen Forys March 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. when selected faculty and students visit some of the Northshore schools to see how students are getting ready to live, work, and succeed in the 21st century. The journey will include a video conference with students and community members from a rural Washington school, a session on researching education on the Internet, lunch with students, an introduction to parents from the award-winning and highly involved Northshore PTA, a mini-forum on education funding with the district's director of finance, and a visit to a class with talented and gifted students and a class with special-needs students. The tour begins at the Northshore Senior Center. To sign up, call 489-6446.

SEPAC meeting

   The next general meeting of the Northshore School District's Special Education Parent's Advisory Council (SEPAC) will be March 26 from 7-9 p.m. at Rickett's Auditorium, 18300 Bothell Way NE, Bothell. Vicki Isett and Vickie Louden from S.A.F.E. (Schools Are For Everyone) will speak on "Positive Approaches to Inclusion." Also, Northshore School District special education teacher Bonnie Hamilton will address Facilitating Friendships (Circle of Friends). Childcare is available for this presentation by calling 489-6311 by 2 p.m. March 24th.

IB program discussed

   International Baccalaureate Night will be held March 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Inglemoor High School Si Siverson Theatre. Community members interested in the program will hear a panel discussion by students currently participating in IB programs in other districts as well as graduates of the program. The focus of another meeting March 26 will be the new state assessment tests. That program will be held at Ricketts Auditorium, 18315 Bothell Way NE, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Parents of 4th and 7th grade students are encouraged to attend. Call 489-6399.

Falcon Challenge

   The annual Woodinville High School "Falcon Challenge" is set for March 19 at 7 p.m. in the gym. Tickets for the faculty vs. students basketball game are $3 or $2 with ASB card.

Free video

   Lake Washington Technical College offers a new free brochure and video detailing the benefits of a technical education. Call (206) 828-5603.

Student film competition announced

   The Student Academy Awards competition is now underway. Films may be entered in one of four categories: alternative, animation, documentary, or dramatic. To be eligible, films of 16mm or larger must be produced within the curriculum of an accredited college or university, in a student-teacher relationship, and must have been completed after April 1, 1996. Entries must be received by April 1. Call (503) 221-1156.

Future teacher scholarships

   The Washington School Boards' Educational Foundation is offering two $500 scholarships to undergraduate students who are preparing for a teaching career at an accredited Washington college or university. The deadline for applications is April 25. All applications must include a completed applications form, verification of eligibility, and answers to two essay questions. Call 1-800-562-8927.

Scholarship applications due

   Western Washington University is accepting applications for the Willis L. Ball Memorial Scholarship. The $1500 scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student of color who is majoring in physical education, health education, or recreation. Priority is given to applicants from racial groups that are under-represented at the university. Deadline for applications is March 31. Call (360) 650-3500.