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School Admin Fact Sheet for WA Science Standards
11/05/2018
Ready WA has released a new fact sheet specifically for administrators with ideas and resources to support strong implementation of the Washington State Science Learning Standards.
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2018 Schools of Distinction
10/11/2018
Congratulations to these schools who are making continued gains in ELA and Math.
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8th-12th Grade Students Invited to Attend Youth & Justice Forum
10/02/2018
The application deadline for schools and students to attend the 2018 Youth & Justice Forum is October 15. Learn more about the event coming up in November in Pasco.
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Fast Fingerprinting at ESD 123
10/01/2018
New kiosks at ESD123 have streamlined the fingerprinting application process and doubled capacity.
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Regional Threat Assessment Coordinator Serves Local Schools
09/18/2018
ESD 123, with newly-hired Threat Assessment Coordinator Katie Haynes, is launching a new Threat Assessment program to provide an immediate and systematic response to youth who pose a serious threat to commit acts of violence to others.
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Eastern Washington Computer Science Consortium
08/20/2018
What happens when leaders from 4 ESDs come together? You won't believe what is happening with the Eastern WA Computer Science Consortium!
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Businesses Help Prepare Students for Careers
08/09/2018
Thank you to all the companies that have partnered with ESD 123 to host job shadows and paid internships for students in our Pre-Employment Transition program.
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Kids Summer Program for Migrant Students
06/22/2018
Third, fourth, and fifth graders enrolled in the migrant program in Walla Walla School District will engage in activities and field trips centered around art, culture, and math this summer through June 18-29.
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Teachers Learn from Teachers at Math Workshop
06/22/2018
Fourth grade students engaged in math games and solve puzzles at the summer Observation & Discussion of Mathematical Teaching Practices workshop, aimed at demonstrating teaching strategies that help all students.
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Kristi Haynes presented with Community Leadership Award by ESD Superintendent Weisner
SEWASA Banquet Awards Leaders in Education Across Southeast Washington
06/15/2018
Members of the Southeast Washington Association of School Administrators (SEWASA) celebrated the end of the 2017-2018 school year at the annual SEWASA Honorary Awards Banquet on June 14, 2018.
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Kris Mars Named Regional Teacher of the Year
06/11/2018
ESD 123 is proud to announce the selection of Kennewick's Kris Mars as the Regional Teacher of the Year.
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Fair Housing Choice Survey
05/21/2018
Live in Benton and Franklin Counties? Share your experiences of housing choice, affordability, and other aspects of finding a place to live with the Fair Housing Choice Survey by June 15, 2018.
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Wrapping up the year with Tools That Work
05/17/2018
Beginning teachers gather for a final learning opportunity to wrap up the school year
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OSPI Asks Public to Help Develop K-12 Education Budget
05/04/2018
The public is encouraged to provide input on education budget priorities for the State Superintendent’s 2019-21 budget proposal to the Governor and the State Legislature.
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2018 Teacher Art Exhibit
05/02/2018
The call for entries is open! All regional certificated employees in K-12 public and private schools are encouraged to participate!
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2018 Enterprise Week
04/17/2018
ESD 123 leaders led students from Pasco's 3 high schools to apply what they learn in the classroom to real life.
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Talking about Suicide in Schools and the Media
03/26/2018
How we talk about suicide matters! Local media and school districts joined together on March 21st at ESD 123 for a dialogue on youth suicide at the Partnering with the Media: Safe Messaging to Prevent Youth Suicide event.
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The Power of the Network: 2018 AESD Conference
02/12/2018
Register now for the 2018 AESD Conference, “The Power of the Network,” hosted at our ESD 123 facilities!
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Preparing for Life After School
01/31/2018
ESD 123's Pre-Employment Transition program has seen incredible growth in preparing students with disabilities for life and employment after school.
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2018 College Bound Scholarship
01/21/2018
Regional Sign-Up Rate for College Bound Scholarship Reaches 71%
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Computer Science in the New Year
01/06/2018
In the spirit of the New Year, National Technology Day (January 6th) celebrates achievements in technology and looks to the future of technological development, made possible by the next generation of innovators in computer science.
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ESD 123 “Legend” to Retire
11/29/2017
Certification & Clock Hour Specialist, Gloria Cartagena, has helped hundreds of teachers receive and maintain their teaching certificates over 41 years. A "legend" at the ESD and across our region, Gloria has announced her retirement at the end of December.
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BEST Grant Supports New Teachers
11/07/2017
Educational Service District 123 is pleased to once again be awarded the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) Beginning Educator Support Team (BEST) grant for new teachers in their first or second year to enhance their teaching performance.
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School Closures & Delays
11/04/2017
When bad weather hits, school districts must make the decision whether to keep school open, delay for a couple of hours and see if conditions improve, or close schools for the day. Many parents do not realize that by 4:30 AM or earlier, district superintendents and transportation directors are awake and driving their community roads to determine if the roads are too icy and dangerous for buses and safe transportation to and from school. The safety and well-being of students is at the forefront of the administrator’s mind when making this call.
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OSPI Student Poster Contest
10/18/2017
Looking for a fun way to showcase your students’ creativity, while promoting positive academic behavior? OSPI is asking students across Washington State to submit poster designs for their Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow Poster Contest promoting attendance.
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2017 Youth & Justice Forum
10/18/2017
The 2017 Youth & Justice Forum is scheduled for Friday, November 3rd at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. Hundreds of students in grades 8-12 will be in attendance.
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National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
10/01/2017
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Take this opportunity to learn about how bullying affects schools and how you can help prevent future behaviors.
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Online Registration and a Call for Presenters
09/15/2017
The 2018 AESD Conference is about power! ESD superintendents, department directors, board members and more are encouraged to attend the re-imagined annual conference for educational service districts.
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Teachers Learn Too!
08/31/2017
Kids aren’t the only ones getting ready for a year of learning. If you are a teacher, administrator, or other educator, you need to be watching ESD 123’s online course catalog.
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Start the School Year by Shifting Yes
08/10/2017
What happens when over 100 educators kick off the school year with an international improv expert? Shift Yes this year!
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2017-18 School Calendars
08/05/2017
Are you ready for the new school year? Check out our full listing of first and last days, spring breaks, and more in all school districts across our region.
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How Will You Lead Your Leaders?
07/20/2017
Is your executive leadership team energized to start the 2017-18 school year?
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Kindergarten Teachers Have Something to Celebrate
07/20/2017
Kindergarten teachers from 12 different area school districts took time out of their summer breaks to celebrate and learn from each other at the 2017 Celebrate K! Conference.
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