Showalter Family Newsletter
January 29 - February 11, 2023
School Counseling Week
In honor of School Counseling Week, we would like to introduce our school counselors who work tirelessly to support our students:
Hi! Our names are Claire Folkins and Brian Gregg and we are your students' Showalter MS School Counselors! February 6-10 is National School Counseling Week! We're #HelpingStudentsDreamBig by helping your students with academic achievement strategies, managing emotions and applying interpersonal skills, and planning for postsecondary options. To learn more about National School Counseling Week, visit www.schoolcounselor.org/nscw.
All-School Reading Challenge
The All-School Reading Challenge is underway! Please remind your students to get their entries completed to win! The challenge will run until the end of February.
Week of Solidarity
Showalter celebrated the Week of Solidarity (1/17-1-20). The purpose of this week was to build solidarity in our school community and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his quest for liberation. Our goals were to understand:
Our identities and roles as individuals, and as part of a community, and,
The many forms that racism takes so that we can continue to take anti-racist action. This action, when taken in solidarity with others, is what will move us all to liberation.
The entire school worked toward these goals, and celebrated at the end of the week with a group project and our first all-school assembly since COVID!
Showalter Cheer Squad
After School All-Stars
Did you know that Showalter has a free after-school program for students?
The After-School All-Stars (ASAS) offers FREE after school programs four days a week directly on school campus at Showalter (Mondays-Thursdays). With ASAS programs, students gain leadership skills that allow them to feel empowered through hands-on enrichment experiences and learning new skills/competencies that will help them to succeed in school and in life!
ASAS programs offered:
- Homework Help & Tutoring
- DJ 101 (with a teaching DJ from KEXP)
- Mindfulness Club
- Creative Arts
When is the program offered?
Mondays-Thursdays from 2:30-5:00pm (early release Wednesdays: 12-2:30pm). Remaining Session dates are listed below:
- SESSION 2: Jan 9th-Feb 16th (6 weeks)
- SESSION 3: Feb 22nd-March 30 (5 weeks)
- SESSION 4: Apr 10th-June 15th (10 weeks)
Parents/guardians can register their child that attends Showalter Middle School at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/ASASprogram/PugetSound
Site Coordinator, After-School All-Stars
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Y-WE STEM Day
Arts Corps is pleased to offer youth in 6th-8th grades this paid arts internship opportunity. Earn $300 for the engaging work of expressing your passion through digital art. Learn through the digital art app Procreate on a program provided iPad and connect your expression to the possibilities of a life and career in the arts. Explore your digital creativity, attend an interactive career panel of digital arts professionals, and present your cohort’s work in an entrepreneurial campaign. What would your life be like in the creative fields?
The Art 4 life: Digital curriculum offers skill building in the craft of digital art and mixed media. Express your ideas utilizing Procreate on a program provided iPads. Youth will learn skills in:
Professional experiences and career paths in creative and technology spaces
$300 stipend upon completion of internship
We are committed to creating an intersectional learning environment to ensure that all students are supported and able to be brave in the Art 4 Life community space.
WHO SHOULD APPLY:
Middle school youth (6th-8th Grade) interested in visual art.
*All technology supplies and gear will be provided to youth.
WHAT YOU’LL GAIN:
Arts Intensive with dope master teaching artists (learn more about Arts Corps TA’s here: https://artscorps.org/ta/
- $300 stipend upon completion of the program
- A community of peer collaborators
- Professional development
- Leadership and exposure to industry professionals
- Community of artists
Application process schedule
Applications due: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH 11:59 PM
We will notify you THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD if you are invited to interviews
Interviews will take place the week of FEBRUARY 27TH
Acceptance will be confirmed on MARCH 6TH
Join us for a CARE Night on Wednesday, February 1 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Foster High School. Free clothes and free food will be provided.
Monday, January 30
wednesday, February 1
First Day of Black History Month
First Day of CTE Month
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Foster High School
Wednesday, February 8
Kindergarten Open House
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Cascade View Elementary
Thursday, February 9
Kindergarten Open House
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. | Tukwila Elementary School
Dual Language Advisory Team
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. | TSD Administration Building
Saturday, february 11
Special Saturday Board Meeting
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | TSD Administration Building | Zoom link