Northwest NEWS

August 21, 2000


More school news

Northshore buses receive 'Outstanding' safety rating

   The Northshore School District received a 99.2 percent rating from the Washington State Patrol on the condition of the district's buses. Scores exceeding 90 percent are considered "outstanding."

   Once a year, the Washington State Patrol conducts a thorough inspection of every bus in the fleet, bumper to bumper, top to bottom. In addition, they conduct a surprise, unannounced review of 25 percent of the fleet once a year. Northshore continues to receive an "outstanding" rating on all of these inspections.

   "It doesn't get much better than that," commented Superintendent Karen Forys. "Our bus mechanics work very hard to ensure the safety of our students. We applaud their efforts." The Northshore School District transports approximately 13,000 students daily on 113 buses.

PACE accepting new enrollment in program

   Parents Active in Cooperative Education (PACE) is a program offered through the Northshore School District for grades K-6, which emphasizes parent involvement and innovative educational methods. On a space-available basis, it is open to all children whose parents commit to provides a minimum of 80 hours a year (per family) of program assistance.

   PACE at Wellington and Woodmoor currently are accepting applications for the 2000-2001 school year. Every neighborhood school "feeds" into one of these programs. Woodmoor services Sunrise, Hollywood Hill, Woodmoor, and Moorlands students. Wellington services Bear Creek, Eastridge, Cottage Lake, and Wellington Students.

   If you are interested, please contact enrollment coordinator Elizabeth Marshall at 788-7423 for Wellington, or Cheryl Albertson at 821-5301 for Woodmoor.

Buy a block

   Bothell High School is selling paver blocks that will be installed at the front entrance to the new gym facility. The goal is to raise $170,000 by the homecoming football game on Oct. 24. The 4"x8" paver blocks with name and graduation year can be purchased for $100; 8"x8" blocks are $150, which will include the equipment name that was purchased with the money. Family and group names are also a possibility. For questions, call Rod Schaaf at 425-489-6149.