Apply to Join SPS Capacity Planning Task Force - Updated!
Seattle Public Schools is creating a Capacity Planning Task Force to examine and prepare a set of recommendations to the Superintendent to handle continued demands for future classroom space in our buildings at all levels. See the Capacity Management Task Force Charter
Two major pressures on capacity availability within our buildings are:
Our goal is for the task force to include parent/guardian, family, and community members who represent the diversity of our schools and who can provide valuable insight and perspective regarding the future of facilities for SPS students.
How to Apply
Please complete the application form and submit it to Flip Herndon, as indicated, by June 15. Applicants will be notified by email, if possible, or by phone by June 20.
Appointment of the task force will be for ten months. Meetings will begin at the end of June 2016 and continue until March 1, 2017. Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed.
Seattle Public Schools Website Survey - Last Day Tomorrow!
Seattle Public Schools is developing a fresh look for the district and school websites, and we want to hear from you. Take our web survey and let us know what you want our websites to look and feel like by TOMORROW, June 3: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sps_website_2016
The survey will help us create a more intuitive navigation and a friendlier web experience.
Please Notify District ASAP If Your Student is Not Attending in Fall 2016 - NEW
If your student will not be attending Seattle Public Schools in the fall of 2016 please notify the district as soon as possible. Email the Admissions Department directly at email@example.com or use the Not Attending 2016-17 School Year Form available on the webpage. The student’s identification number is required to complete this process.
Reminder: Medication Pick-up Deadline is Thursday, June 23 - NEW
Orders for the administration of medication at school are good for one academic year only. Medications left at school are not kept from year to year. They may become outdated and, therefore, need to be returned to the parent. Medications can be picked up in the school health room no later than Thursday, June 23. If the medications have not been picked up by this date, they will be destroyed. Please contact school nurse Anne Fote with questions, (206) 252-5817.
Has Your Hawk Lost a Book?
If the lost book belongs to the HIMS Library and your Hawk has looked everywhere, please ask them to bring a middle-school appropriate book, DVD, or CD audiobook to Ms. MacDonald as a donation and ask her to waive the fine
If the lost book belongs to your Hawk, your family, or a teacher, please ask library staff to check the Lost ‘n’ Found books in the Library Books Storage Room - we have 3 shelves of books found this school year!
If the lost book belongs to the public library, and was brought to HIMS library, these are returned to the Wallingford branch weekly. Check your public library account
Seattle Public Schools Summer Learning Website
As summer approaches, students and families are seeking a variety of summer learning opportunities. To assist, Seattle Public Schools has created a webpage that compiles information on the various SPS summer programs. In addition, there are links to city programs, including summer meals and community-based program directories. If you have questions or know of additional information that should be included, please contact Rivka Burstein-Stern, firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle Public School 2016-17 School Year Calendar Dates
Important dates in the Seattle Public Schools 2016-17 school year are here:
Progress Report and Report Card Dates
Due to the late start to the school year, dates for sending out Progress Reports and Report Cards have been adjusted. Please check here for a summary of the new dates.
HIMS Spirit Wear is open for business!
Looking for Hamilton T-shirts, fleece jackets, caps, and more—delivered straight to your home?
Order your spirit wear from Fieldhouse.com at http://fieldhouse.com/Stores/FHShop1.aspx?PON=75030
MUSIC & ART
Friends of Music at Hamilton International (FOMAHI)
Thursday, June 2: Final Choir and Vocal Jazz Concert, Commons, 7-9 PM - Tonight!
Friday, June 3: Silverwood Music in the Parks Festival
Thursday, June 9: Final Orchestra Concert, Lincoln Auditorium, 7-9 PM
Tuesday, June 14: Final FOMAHI Board Meeting, Library, 7-9 PM
Final Choir and Vocal Jazz Concert is TONIGHT
Come hear our Choirs and Vocal Jazz sing out at 7 PM tonight in the HIMS Commons! We’ll also have a bake sale benefiting FOMAHI. It’s not too late to contribute to the bake sale – just sign up on our Choir Night sale page and bring it tonight.
The Final Orchestra Concert of 2015-16 is Thursday, June 9
Our very last orchestra concert begins at 7 PM, Thursday, June 9 in the Lincoln Auditorium. Call time for all students is 6:30 PM. We also need adult volunteers to help staff the event. No experience required. All roles are designed to ensure you won’t miss your student’s performance.
Thank you for helping us make the concert a success!
Final Band Concert is Thursday, June 16 - NEW
Our final band concert of the year will be held at 7 PM, Thursday, June 16 in the Lincoln Auditorium. We still need volunteers to help with our Band Concert bake sale that day. No experience required – we’ll show you what to do! All roles are designed to ensure you do not miss your student’s performance.
2016-2017 Nominating Committee – Fundraising Chair Needed! - Updated!
We have ONE Board position left to fill! We must find a volunteer for this position before our last Board meeting of the year, scheduled for 7 PM, Tuesday, June 14. Please consider joining us if you are the right person for this job:
Fundraising Chair: You will Chair our annual Music-a-thon fundraiser (March), help us drive membership registration and collect enrichment fees (beginning of school year), and oversee other potential fundraising opportunities such as corporate matches and scrip sales (gift cards). You will also attend our monthly board meetings.
You don’t have to join the board to help the music program! Go to https://fomahi.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/00445/volunteer/NomCom_Flyer_2016.pdf to see a complete list of open volunteer jobs for the 2016-17 school year. There are many open volunteer positions that still need to be filled to maintain our current level of musical education excellence at Hamilton. Again, no experience required, just a desire to help support our fabulous music program. Contact Elise Kim at email@example.com or Trina Torgelson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. They would love to tell you more.
Saturday, June 4 – Varsity game vs. Aki Kurose at 9:30 AM at Rainier Beach HS location
Saturday, June 4 – JV game vs. Washington at 12 PM at Franklin HS location
HOST AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Spring HOST classes began on March 28 and run until June 9. Please see http://tinyurl.com/HamiltonHOSTSpring2016
Contact Liz Chase at the YMCA with questions, email@example.com, (206) 252-5831.
Roosevelt High School Presents “Sweeney Todd” - NEW
A cautionary tale about the pitfalls of vengeance and opportunism, don't miss this classic American musical full of twists and surprises! Recommended for ages 12 and older.
Thurs., June 2, Fri., June 3, Sat., June 4 at 7:30 PM and matinee Sun., June 5 at 2:30 PM
Roosevelt High School Theater, 1410 NE 66th St, Seattle
Tickets $12 for students & seniors and $15 for adults, available online HERE
Garfield High School Presents “The Addams Family,” a New Musical Comedy
In a new spin on an old favorite, “The Addams Family” takes to the stage in this new Broadway musical. This story revolves around Wednesday Addams growing up and testing the boundaries of her family's dynamic, while experimenting in all her relationships. A mix of classic and new characters brings fresh themes of love and trust through hilarious song and dance numbers. Appropriate for all ages.
Thurs., June 2, Fri., June 3, Sat., June 4
All shows 7 PM in the Quincy Jones Performance Center, 400 23rd Ave, Seattle
Buy tickets online: http://www.garfieldstage.org/
“Goblin” by SPT Youth
An alien creature appears in a small office cubicle. Hunted by a party of deadly and enigmatic professionals, she must navigate the cacophony of the city and its denizens, searching for the little girl who created her, and for a way to stay alive. This is a world-premier play by Frank Garland (“Maggie's Diner,” “Boathouse”), his final new work before graduating from the SPT Youth Program. Ensemble features actors grades 8 - 12.
Saturday, June 4, 2 PM
Sunday, June 5, 4 PM
All performances are FREE!
Tickets are available by walk-up, starting an hour before the beginning of each performance.
Daniel Bagley Elementary: Meet Salva Dut, Protagonist of A Long Walk to Water
An informal potluck will be held at Daniel Bagley Elementary to meet Salva Dut, protagonist of the inspirational book, A Long Walk to Water. Dut will describe his life as a “lost boy,” and share how perseverance saved his life and helped him achieve his dreams as an adult. Newberry Award-winner Linda Sue Park wrote the book in 2010, inspired by the life story of Dut, a former “Lost Boy of Sudan,” who resettled in Rochester, New York as a refugee, attended college and founded Water for South Sudan. Bagley students’ fundraising for Sudan won WFSS’s Iron Giraffe Award which earned them Dut’s visit!
June 8, 5-7 PM
Daniel Bagley Elementary, 7821 Stone Way, Seattle
For additional information please contact Liz Hoyer, firstname.lastname@example.org or check Daniel Bagley P5’s fundraising page: https://www.crowdrise.com/p5wantstobuildawell
Gateway Summer Academy for 2018 Roosevelt Students
For students starting 8th grade THIS FALL, 2016 and destined for Roosevelt High School in 2017. It is funded by a grant from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Educational Foundation to better prepare students for their final year of middle school. About 100 Gateway Summer Academies will take place throughout the nation this summer, but this is the only opportunity in Washington State.
July 11 - 15, 9 AM - 12:30 PM
Roosevelt High School, room 217
Registration information and questions to: email@example.com
Ryther’s Aspiring Youth Summer Camps
Ryther’s youth summer camps provide a choice of activities, from video production to habitat restoration to art. They are nationally accredited, taught by master’s level counselors and help campers build confidence and connect to new friends with a 4:1 camper ratio. Connect through weekly parent groups and receive updates on your child's progress. Registration closes Wednesday, June 8.
Information: http://aspiringyouth.net/summer_camps.php. Enrollment: http://aspiringyouth.net/enroll.php
Cultivating Leadership through Creativity and Mindfulness for Teens
Teens are invited to explore leadership through creativity and mindfulness which foster an atmosphere where ideas are accepted, uncertainty is embraced, and innovative solutions emerge. The course offers fun games, quirky improv, engaging projects and a chance to make sense out of nonsense and order out of disorder. It is intended for high school aged teenagers (14-19 years old).
Mon. through Thurs., June 27 to June 30, 10 AM-2 PM daily
Registration is required. Please register here. Information: https://depts.washington.edu/ccfwb/events/154
To inquire about an income-based reduced fee for individuals with an annual income from all sources of $60,000 or less, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kids with an Edge Math Summer Camps
Kids with an Edge offers the following Math Summer Camps for Middle Schoolers specifically designed using the Seattle Public School Curriculum: Intro. to Algebra 1, Intro. to Algebra 1 Advanced, Intro. to High School Geometry, Intro. to Trigonometry. The sessions are short, effective, and affordable with small class sizes. The instructor is an engineer with extensive tutoring experience. Details at KidsWithAnEdge.com
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Hamilton International Middle School
1610 North 41st St., Seattle, WA 98103
Main Office: 252-5810 / Attendance: 252-5814
The SPS 2015-16 Academic Calendar