Northwest NEWS

October 11, 1999

School

More school news

Kosovo schools need help

   The Seattle-King County Chapter of the American Red Cross issued an appeal to schools, churches, and community groups to help assemble chests of school supplies for the children of Kosovo and other countries struck by war and natural disasters. Interested groups and individuals should call the School Chest Project at 206-323-6565, extension 4520, or send an e-mail to luci.baker@seattleredcross.org for more information and a list of materials.

Area teachers honored

   Two local teachers pulled down top honors at the recent convention of the National Association of Christian Teachers and Schools in Orlando, Florida. Paul Moody of Bothell High School and Karla Born of Cedar Park Christian School were named Washington State Teachers of the Year. Each year, the Association designates one public school teacher and one Christian school teacher for the honor. Moody has taught math and health 26 years in the Northshore School District. He also coaches Bothell High's varsity football and baseball teams. Born, a Cedar Park Christian School second grade teacher, has taught for 28 years, including the last three at Cedar Park.

Parent Support Fair at Wellington Elementary

   All parents in the Northshore School District are invited to a free Parent Support Fair at Wellington Elementary on Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m., sponsored by Partners in Education. The topics to be covered include teaching children respect and responsibility, violence in the media, overview of ADHD and ODD, how to motivate your child, free Internet resources, learning differences, and emotional intelligence. Presenters include Judy Ford, a nationally-recognized family counselor and best-selling author, who has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Call 402-5505 or 485-5108 and ask for Jeri Molloy for more information.

Still time to take ACT test

   High School students seeking early admission to college next year may want to take the ACT Assessment during December. The exam will be administered nationwide on Dec. 11. The registration postmark deadline is Nov. 5. For more information, contact your high school or register online at ACT's website, www.act.org.

RSVP needs reading volunteers

   The retired and senior volunteer program is looking for volunteers to help children read. Placement will be in King County area elemantary schools. No experience is necessary. Training and ongoing support are provided. Call LeAnne Ludwig at RSVP for more information: (425) 869-8438.