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    CSIHS IB SPRING 2018 NEWSLETTER


    INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
     

      • Diploma juniors hit the stacks
      • IB fees and fines 
      • May exam volunteer opportunity 
      • May exam schedule 
      • Registration underway for 2018-19 school year courses
      • IB exam credit bill gets signed into law


    IB DIPLOMA JUNIORS VISIT ALLEN AND SUZALLO LIBRARIES @ UW

    photo of ib juniors on UW campus It’s a Chief Sealth tradition: IB diploma juniors commit to their extended essay topic, and hit the stacks at the University of Washington Allen and Suzzalo libraries just as the cherry blossoms peak on the quad. Topics for this year range from the 
    history of Cambodia to the relationship between bees and the health of our planet. Each diploma student has a teacher-mentor on Sealth’s campus to guide students to suitable 
    materials, then as insightful editors as students begin to write their essays. All extended essays will be due November 2018. 


    IB FINES & FEES


    When your child registered for IB exams, the school paid those fees immediately. Ms. Cairns generated an invoice and gave it to your child. If you have not seen this invoice, please contact Ms. Cairns (tlcairns@seattleschools.org) and she will email you a pdf copy right away.
    All fees should be paid to Jeff Patterson, in the fiscal clerk’s office. IB exam fees that are not paid in full for the exam session for which they accrue, will result in those fees becoming a fine posted to your child’s school account. Outstanding fines can hinder your child’s opportunities to participate in school activities such as dances and games. 


    MAY EXAM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

    May Exam proctoring...Help!

    Can you help proctor IB exams in May? Ms. Cairns need assistance supervising students during exams. You do not need any special training, just a willingness to sit quietly (you can bring reading material) and help escort students when they leave the room during examinations. If you know of someone in your family who is willing to help, please let them know of this opportunity. 

    Thank you for considering volunteering during IB exams. 



    REGISTRATION UNDERWAY FOR 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR COURSES

    Registration for next year’s classes is underway. If you’d like more information about getting your child on the IB Diploma Program pathway, click here: http://chiefsealthhs.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4647&pageId=25208944
    For the IB Career Path Program Pathway, click here:
    http://chiefsealthhs.seattleschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4647&pageId=25215105
    You can also get there by looking on the CSIHS website under Academics, then choose IB Diploma or Career path—the pathways are there. 

    You can also call or email Ms. Cairns and she will email or mail it to you. 


    IB EXAM CREDIT BILL SIGNED INTO LAW

    photo of Gov. Inslee signing billPictured: Gov. Inslee, students from Capital High School in Olympia, IB Coordinators Ken Joling and David Quinn. Flanking the Governor, state Representatives Tina Orwall and Laurie Dolan, both of whom sponsored the bill, along with  OSPI director Chris Reykdal. 

    It’s official! Gov. Inslee has signed into law ESB 5917 that states, “Institutions of higher education must establish coordinated evidence-based policies for granting as many undergraduate college credits as possible and as appropriate for ...students who have successfully completed IB courses, as shown by the student’s examination scores...for those programs. The credit policies must be posted on the campus web pages effective for the fall 2018 academic term.” This means all public colleges and universities in Washington State must have a written policy about credit for both SL and HL IB exams, and that policy must be evidence-based, not just a policy that other schools have adopted.