Northwest NEWS

September 6, 1999

School

More school news

School days begin

Katie Martens

Second grader Katie Martens arriving at East Ridge Elementary for the first day of school.
Staff photo by Deborah Stone.

   School began last week for thousands of elementary and secondary students in the Northshore School Districts and other districts throughout the area. Parents were seen with cameras capturing their child's first day on the bus and entering the schools. Second grader Katie Martens said that she was excited for school to begin and anxious to meet her teacher, Mr. Lynch, and her new classmates.

   The public is encouraged to support the sports, drama, and music programs in the local schools. Motorists are reminded to use caution with the school buses back on the road and to stop within safe distance when the red lights flash.

Chrysalis art decorates bus shelter

   bus shelter

   This Metro bus shelter in Shoreline has been decorated by students at Chrysalis School in Woodinville.

ACT announces test date for college-bound students

   The ACT assessment, a leading college entrance and placement exam, will be administered nationwide on Oct. 23. The registration postmark deadline is Sept. 17. Late registration postmark deadline is Oct. 1 (an additional fee is required for late registration).

   ACT scores are accepted or preferred by more 4-year colleges than any other college entrance and placement exam. ACT scores are accepted at all the Ivy League colleges. The test fee is $22.

   For more information, including registration forms and test locations, contact your high school, or register online at ACT's website: www.act.org.