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    School Update 06.04.21
    Posted on 06/04/2021

    Dear Hamilton Community,  

    I hope this email finds you well! Please see below some important schedule changes for the last week of school and updates concerning fall athletics.   

     

    Family Support Link:  

     

    Schedule Change for last week of school – June 14-18: 

    Yes, our schedule will be changing the last week of school in order to provide an extra 6.7 hours for our students. See below for the Hamilton International Middle School schedule.  

    • All students in Cohorts A and B have the option to attend school all five days during the last week of school. We have tried our best to keep the schedule consistent.   
    • The last day of school will be a full day. We realize that this change of schedule will impact many families. Students will not be penalized for missing school due to transportation challenges.  
    • Student computers will be collected during the final days of school. We will be sending out more details next week concerning the last week of school and device collection.  

    Hamilton Schedule for Week of June 14-18.pdf

     

    ASB Spirit Week – June 7 – 11: 

    ASB has put together a spirit week for next week to get students excited for the end of the year and some fun activities like a talent show + school wide Kahoot during the last week of school.  

    It will be as follows: 

    • Monday: Pajama Day  
    • Tuesday: Favorite Person or Character Day  
    • Wednesday: Change your Background  
    • Thursday: Decade Day  
    • Friday: Hamilton Spirit Day  

     

    Erin Jones' Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Online Talk - Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m.:

    Hamilton PTSA is joining the Ballard High and Lincoln High PTSAs to host an online talk with acclaimed speaker Erin Jones at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8. 
     
    Jones will discuss how lower-diversity schools in Seattle's north end can create a more equitable and inclusive environment for students of color. 
     
    Erin Jones is recognized in Washington State as a leader on issues related to equity and social justice, funding and galvanizing community leaders and partners. She has 25 years of experience in education, both as a teacher and administrator, was the first black woman to run for Superintendent in the state of Washington, and most recently led a diversity training program led by the Seattle Council PTSA. 
     
    How to register: Please text TABLETALKS to 41444 in order to receive a registration link.  You can also email the Lincoln PTSA directly, though the text system is preferred: dei@lincolnseattleptsa.org

     

    Nicco Luiggi Scholarship 2021: 

    The deadline to submit an application for the Nico Luiggi Scholarship is has been extended to Wednesday, June 9th. 

    This year one 8th grade student will receive a $2000 scholarship to help pursue their college dreams. 

    To apply you must be a current 8th grade student at Hamilton and write an essay (minimum 400-500 words) discussing “special attributes, experiences, or accomplishments that set you apart and that have influenced your passion in life.” 

    Visit http://nicoluiggi.org/apply/ to fill out the application form and submit your essay or to learn more about Nico. 

     

    8th Grade Promotion Updates: 

    • We are producing a PowerPoint presentation to honor our 8th graders moving on this year. The 8th Grade Promotion PowerPoint will include videos from teachers, administration, and it will also include recognition of our 8th grade award recipients. The promotion PowerPoint will be posted to our website to maximize access for all 8th grade students and families. The PowerPoint will be password protected.  
    • We will be hosting a festive drive-through/scooter-by/bike-by/walk-by event for our 8th grade students and family members at Hamilton International Middle School on Tuesday, June 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. This was a wonderful event last year and we are looking forward to doing it again!  

    Stay tuned for more details concerning our promotion celebration on Tuesday, June 15 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.  

     

    Fall Sports - Girls Soccer and Co-ed Ultimate:  

    Fall sports teams at Hamilton will be Girls Varsity Soccer and Girls JV Soccer, each with about 18 girls, or 36 total athletes, as well as Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee. 

    Girls’ Soccer 

    • Any girl, regardless of experience, is encouraged to try out for Hamilton’s soccer teams this fall.  
    • For soccer, sign-ups will begin first day back.  

    Hawks Ultimate Fall 2021 

    • Any student, again regardless of experience, is encouraged to try out for Hamilton’s Co-Ed Ultimate Teams this fall. Here’s the pertinent info:  
    • Information on Fall season and how to register for tryouts (first week of Sept.) will be posted on the Hawks Ultimate Club website (http://www.hawksultimate.com) by the end of the school year. Currently, non-SPS opportunities to play ultimate this summer are on the website. If you want to be added to Hawks Ultimate Club email list, please email your name and email and your student's name and current (2020-2021) grade to: hamiltonhawksultimate@gmail.com. We will send out an email once the website has been updated for Fall 2021. We also use the email list to let families know about upcoming opportunities to play ultimate.  

    For both sports, tryouts will be held during the first week back. Seasons start Sept. 8. Be sure all athletic forms are up to date, fully completed, and returned to Hamilton’s front office by the start of school. Prospective athletes without completed forms may not try out. For all forms, go to: https://www.seattleschools.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=627&pageId=14975953  

     

    Go Hawks!  

    Dorian Manza (he/him)
    Principal
    HAMILTON INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL
    “A collaborative community of inspired and engaged learners.”
    Telephone: 206-252-5810
    dcmanza@seattleschools.org  

    Mission: Hamilton International Middle School, a rigorous academic and collaborative learning community, educates students to succeed and contribute in a diverse world. We value continuous growth, respect, diversity, integrity, and teamwork.