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Showalter Family Newsletter

January 29 - February 11, 2023

Family Newsletter Archive

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



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!

Building S.T.E.A.M.

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
  • Photography
  • Sports
  • Creative Arts
  • Dance
  • Cooking

 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)

Sign-up Information

 Parents/guardians can register their child that attends Showalter Middle School at the following link:


Abbie Carr

Site Coordinator, After-School All-Stars

Email: or


Y-WE Stem Day Sign-Up Form

Art Corps

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: 

  • Digital art

  • Storytelling       

  • Professional experiences and career paths in creative and technology spaces     

  • Performance/presentation opportunities     

  • $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.


Middle school youth (6th-8th Grade) interested in visual art.  

*All technology supplies and gear will be provided to youth.    


Arts Intensive with dope master teaching artists (learn more about Arts Corps TA’s here:

  • $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

CARE Night

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.

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 30

No School

wednesday, February 1

First Day of Black History Month

First Day of CTE Month

CARE Night
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