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“Ham on Regal” 2015
More than 250 Ferris parents use their hidden talents to be a “ham” as they sing, dance, jump and jive for the annual Ham on Regal fundraising event, now in its 52nd year.
This year’s show, “Pig Tales~ A Summer Aswinement” is a hilarious look at what Ferris students did over their summer vacation!
3/8/15 at 2 pm matinee
3/11, 3/12, 3/13, 3/14 at 7:30 pm
3/14 at 1:30 pm matinee
Tickets go on sale January 21 and will be $7 and $9 each.
Tickets can be purchased at Round Table Pizza, 2nd Look Books, Rosauers on 29th, the Ferris High School Business Office and from any Ham on Regal Cast Member.
For more information about Ham on Regal visit www.hamonregal.org
3020 E. 37th Ave.
Cheryl Johnston, publicity chair
SPS teams to compete at 2015 Pacific Northwest FIRST Robotics competition
The following teams from SPS will be part of the 2015 Pacific Northwest FIRST Robotics District competition:
Ferris Team: led by Skip Crater and Bob Chadduck
LC Team: led by Megan Willingham and Denise Desormier
Rogers Team: led by Tim Young and Chuck Dravland
The Community School Team: led by Matt Inman and Brian Monger
On Track Academy Team: led by Chris Burke and Nathan Ziegler
Find more info here: http://pnwfirst.org/events/schedule/2015-pnw-dist-4/
West Valley High School
8301 E. Buckeye Rd.
Garry and Rogers receive career guidance award
Garry Middle School and John R. Rogers High School are among 46 schools from across Washington that received the 2015 Career Guidance Award of Excellence. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) gives these awards to schools with exemplary career- and college-readiness programs.
The award recognizes schools that operate highly effective, inclusive guidance and counseling programs. These schools take advantage of resources available through OSPI’s Career Guidance Washington to maintain high standards and a clear process for career and college readiness.
Garry and Rogers
Rogers AFJROTC earns awards at regional competition
The John R. Rogers High School AFJROTC placed second in drill team and first in color guard at a recent conference competition in Yakima. About 500 cadets from 16 schools in Washington and Oregon attended the event.
Individual awards went to Drill Team Commander C/LtCol Quinton Cassidy, who placed second; Dustin Kenagy, who placed fourth in in Armed Individual Drill Down; and Coral Welker, who placed fifth in Armed Individual Drill Down.
Next stop for the Rogers Drill Team will be the Two-State Championship Meet March 7 in Walla Walla.
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.
MSgt Loyd Patton
Chase student wins first place in MLK writing contest
Chase eighth grader Carly Crooks won the first place prize for the writing contest put on by the Martin Luther King Jr Family Outreach Center. She got first place in the Middle School Division by writing an essay about how service to our community is a true form of leadership.
4747 E. 37th Ave.
Chase MS yearbook honored
Chase Middle School's school yearbook, advised by Mrs. Areta, received an honor from Walsworth Publishing Company. Walsworth publishes a Premier Idea Book called "Possibilities" each year. This book features the most elite university, high school, & middle school books from across the nation. Only 213 yearbooks across the nation were featured in the Possibilities book this year. Chase Middle School was one of the 213 yearbooks. It was one of only seven schools featured from Washington State. The Chase Yearbook, as well as an interview with Mrs. Areta, are featured in the Possibilities Premier Idea Book.
4747 E. 37th Ave.
Ferris Jazz Orchestra selected for Seattle Jazz Experience
The Ferris Jazz Orchestra was selected as one of 6 high school bands and just 20 participant ensembles to attend the Seattle Jazz Experience scheduled for March 13-14, 2015 at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center.
3020 E. 37th Ave.
Regal students win math contest
Recently teams of students competed in a math competition on the Sumdog website.
Here's the facts:
19,522 classes entered
8,646 classes qualified
197,009 students played
47,985,561 questions answered
40,374,365 correct answers
Regal's team of 16 students won the contest!!
2 Regal students placed in the top 10 of all students who participated, correctly answering 1,000 questions!
2707 E. Rich Ave.
New HEART/STEP Resource Center
STEP (a transition program) and HEART (for homeless students) have combined to open a new clothing bank/resource center, which includes a delivery program at schools for students who need immediate services. The center is located at 1807 N. Washington, right next to Dolly's, in the portables on the east side of the North Central HS campus.
1807 N. Washington
Rogers teachers earn Unsung Heroes Grant
Rogers teachers Aaron Brecek and Chris Dunn received a $2,000 grant as part of the Voya's (formerly ING) 2014 Unsung Heroes awards competition.
Through the program, Voya Financial awards grants to K-12 educators nationwide to honor their innovative teaching methods, creative educational projects, and the ability to positively influence the children they teach. Brecek’s and Dunn’s innovative teaching idea, Flipping Algebra, is designed to improve the experience and grades of ninth graders taking algebra.
1622 E. Wellesley Ave.
LC and NC make list of top high schools
LC and NC were named to The Daily Beast's list of top high schools for 2014. Find out more at
LC and NC