Here are today’s announcements:
Video Announcements are Back!!
Please play the following link for your 3rd period classes:
Mayor Ed Murray of the City of Seattle has extended a special invitation to the students of Chief Sealth to come to the annual Mayoral address on Tuesday February 21 at 9:30 AM. He was very impressed with our sense of social justice and action that he really wants our students to be present. This year’s message will be held at the Idris Mosque to affirm the City’s support for our immigrant, refugee, and Muslim community. Mayor Murray wants all Chief Sealth students to know that Seattle remains committed to being a welcoming city for all and he plans to lay out his plan for ensuring that Seattle remains inclusive, transparent, and equitable. Please join the mayor on Tuesday at 9:30 at Idris Mosque in Seattle. (Aida Fraser-Hammer, email@example.com, End 2/17)
Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. (Imani Carey, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ed 2/17)
Juniors - YOU are ALL taking the SAT on Wednesday, March 1! Have you made your College Board account? Remember, arriving late = no testing. Leave backpacks and phones at home—they will not be allowed in the testing room. Check in starts at 8 a.m.; testing is at 8:45 sharp. See our website for all the strict directions! (Lori Douglas, email@example.com, End 2/17)
Urgent! Sealth’s Japanese program still needs 5 homes for students coming from Japan for 10 days in March. Your family will get $250 and the fun experience of meeting a student from Japan! If you’re interested at all, email Mr. Hansell or come see him in room 167. (Joshua Hansell, firstname.lastname@example.org, End 2/17)
Hey are you having problems seeing that Smart Board in the front of the class? Needing to take a picture of it and view it on your phone? Or maybe when you are reading the words are too blurry to see? Go see Nurse Alison in the Teen Health Center – she will check your eyes and help you get glasses if you need them. (Alison Enochs, email@example.com, End 2/17)
Not finished with your FAFSA? Still have financial aid questions? The office of Pramila Jayapal and Seattle Central College are inviting families to their FAFSA/WAFSA day at Seattle Central College next Saturday, February 25th from 10am – 12pm. All are welcome, please bring your FAFSA ID and 2016 tax returns. A limited number of computers will be available so feel free to bring a laptop or tablet. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see the counseling office. (Kelly Dugar, email@example.com, End 2/17)
The Global Specialty Coffee Association is looking for volunteers! The Global Specialty Coffee Expo is in Seattle April 19-23and they need local volunteers who want to join the event’s sustainability efforts. This is a tremendous opportunity to directly impact sustainable practices through education. Learn more about this opportunity and sign up here: http://bit.ly/2jUffMO. (Stacey Spiegel, firstname.lastname@example.org, End 3/1)
AFRICAN DANCE AND DRUM ENSEMBLE CLASS with Spectrum Dance Theater begins Monday, February 27! Learn the essential elements of being a dancer of African Arts from West African artists - including learning dances, drumming patterns, costuming, songs, and stories from West Africa. Plus, option to perform at Chief Sealth's Multicultural night in April! The ensemble meets MONDAYS in the auditorium from 3:30-5pm. Sign up today in the YMCA office and come to the first session on Monday, Feb 27 to learn more. No dance or music experience is necessary, and participation is free. Get ready to have fun, work together and learn about the wonderful world of African Arts. (Hayley Shannon, email@example.com, End 2/27)
The Youth Employment and Service Learning office of Seattle Parks and Rec will be offering paid volunteer opportunities this summer to all students between 14 to 19 years old. Earn community service hours, a paid stipend, and gain professional references by joining youth-led recycling projects, restoration work, and internship opportunities, as well as resume and budgeting workshops. Applications will be available in April, but don’t miss out on a chance to earn money and experience by signing up with a coordinator this Friday during lunch! Get on the list and get ahead! (Allen Aquino, Allen.Aquino@seattle.gov, End 2/17)
Everyone deserves a safe and healthy relationship. Remember, love has many definitions, but abuse isn’t one of them. If you or someone you know has a question about a relationship, healthy or unhealthy, visit loveisrespect.org or text “loveis” to 22522 or talk to one of the teachers or staff at Sealth. (Gretchen VonHeeder-Phillips, firstname.lastname@example.org, End 2/17)
Have you been wanting to visit the University of Washington Tacoma or University of Puget Sound? Well wait no longer, TRiO Talent Search will be visiting those campuses on March 10th. Stop by the TRiO Office Rm 223 for a permission slip. Not in TRiO? There is still time to sign up!!! (Sarijana Clark, Sarijana.Clark@seattlecolleges.edu, End 2/17)
There will be a 13th Year representative available in the Trio Office to assist students with the 13th Year Scholarship every Thursday from 11:30am to 1:30pm. (Azeb Hagos, email@example.com, End 3/16)
Seniors! Stop by the College Access Now Office to learn about scholarships this week. Mid-winter break would be a great time to apply to the following scholarships due between February 28th and March 31st: Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, Leadership 1000 Scholarship, Sweet and Simple Scholarship, Education First Scholarship, Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship, Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships, Good luck! (Alexis Sullivan, firstname.lastname@example.org, End 2/17)
Hey Sealth students -- Do you have a blog? A DeviantArt account? Creative work you want to share? Let us put your work in print! The Young Authors program publishes two anthologies of student work every year. These are real books that go to libraries and other venues all over the country and beyond! We take fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir,and comics. Want to find out more? We meet Thursdays after school in Ms. Allison's room, 277 or drop off a note for “Young Authors” with your email or other contact info at the YMCA office and we will get the submission information to you. We hope to see you on Thursday! (Marni Jacobs, email@example.com, End 2/17)
The Black Student Union will be having a Black History Month Dinner this Saturday at Southwest Teen Life Center at 5:00pm. There will be free food and great people to meet. Come and support your BSU! (Precious Manning, firstname.lastname@example.org, End 2/17)
Attention all eligible 9th and 10th graders: If you are interested in getting help to prepare for college entrance from one of the top college prep programs in the nation, go to the counseling office and pick up a UW Upward Bound application and submit no later than February 28th. (Fina Marino, email@example.com, End 2/17)
Winter Athletes! The Winter Sports Banquet is on Wednesday March 1st at 7PM in the galleria. Invite your families. Be there. ROLLHAWKS! (Coach P, firstname.lastname@example.org, End 3/1)
Congrats to sophomores that applied and were accepted into the Academy of Business, class of 2019. A list of accepted students is posted outside room 270, 275 and 228. If you have not yet applied, please swing by Ms. Pipers, Mr. Peterson or Mr. Perkins room. The Academy will continue to accept applications until all spots are filled but don’t delay because spots are filling up quickly. (Gary Perkins, email@example.com, End 3/3)
Lunch today is Spicy Chicken Bites. Yum!
To submit announcements please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word “announcement” in the subject line by 3:30 the day before it needs to be read. For multiple days, please note in the e-mail. Announcements cannot be read for longer than 5 consecutive days. Thanks!