June 18, 2009
Renton School District Shares Good News
Lindbergh, Cascade Elementary Featured
Following is 'Good News' the Renton School District recently shared about Fairwood-area schools in the Renton School District.
Lindbergh Students Honored by Alliance France of Seattle
Lindbergh High School students Katie Maple and Melissa Payne were recently honored as among the best and most persistent high school students studying French in the Seattle area by the Alliance France of Seattle.
The students, who are in JoAnne Peterson’s World Languages class, received recognition by the honorary French Consulate of Seattle. Katie has studied French for four years and Melissa for three-and-a-half years. Both are hoping to do a study abroad program during college.
The Alliance France de Seattle is among 135 chapters throughout the U.S., which is the largest network of French language and cultural organizations in the world.
Cascade Elementary Competes in 'Battle of the Books'
Cascade Elementary School’s fourth- and fifth-graders recently participated in a Battle of the Books, a trivia game, where students formed teams to read 15 books.
The students competed in classroom teams and by grade level. The winning group was the fifth-grade team known as The Royal Twinkies. The reading competition was designed by Cascade librarian Lisa Novotny (right with Royal Twinkies), and centered on reading books, having fun, and competing to show one’s knowledge and understanding of literature.
Lindbergh Teacher Named Educator of Year by Washington Business Week
Lindbergh High School Business and Marketing teacher Terry Derrig has been named Educator of the Year by Washington Business Week, an organization that offers high school juniors and seniors hands-on experience with college-level economics.
Terry was selected for her support of students, and her presentations at statewide conferences and events. She was also highlighted for her work with her class to make Christmas care packages for service members in Iraq.