Tag Archives: Rainier Beach High School

Rainier Beach Homecoming Showcases Increased Support for Undefeated Football Team

by Marcus Harrison Green

High school homecomings usually involve a coming back as opposed to a coming out, but the latter is just what the Rainier Beach community did at Rainier Beach’s Homecoming game on Friday evening in support of the Vikings undefeated football team. Continue reading Rainier Beach Homecoming Showcases Increased Support for Undefeated Football Team

We Never Promised More Money for IB, Seattle School Leaders Tell Rainier Beach High

by Claudia Rowe

(This article was originally published by the Seattle Times and has been reprinted with permission)

File this under the heading: Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

Despite great fanfare at the announcement that Seattle Public Schools had made an agreement to fund International Baccalaureate (IB) classes at Rainier Beach High earlier this month, the district says promising to support that program does not mean giving it extra money. Continue reading We Never Promised More Money for IB, Seattle School Leaders Tell Rainier Beach High

Deal Saves Rainier Beach High School’s Acclaimed IB Program

by Claudia Rowe

(This article was originally published by the Seattle Times and has been reprinted with permission)

Maybe it was the soaring graduation rate at Rainier Beach High, now among the best in Seattle. Or a few pointed questions from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during her visit to the school in March. Continue reading Deal Saves Rainier Beach High School’s Acclaimed IB Program

Summer Social Justice Program Held at Rainier Beach High Raising Funds to Continue This Year

A summer-learning program at Seattle’s Rainier Beach High School that emphasizes community service and social action is hoping to raise enough money to continue this summer.

Continue reading Summer Social Justice Program Held at Rainier Beach High Raising Funds to Continue This Year

News Gleams: Free ORCA Cards for Students, Mayor’s Telephone Town Hall

School Board Unanimously Approves Program to Provide Free ORCA Cards to Students

In a unanimous vote that took place last night, all seven board members of Seattle Public Schools voted to approve the ORCA Passport program yesterday. The program will provide thousands of low and middle income students with free bus passes. Students from Rainier Beach High School and other South End area schools where heavily involved in advocacy for the program.  Continue reading News Gleams: Free ORCA Cards for Students, Mayor’s Telephone Town Hall

News Gleams: Jayapal Pushes for Free College, Mayor Wants Fair Housing Access For Those With Criminal Records, and Skyway to Celebrate New Library

Collected by Antonio Foster

Jayapal Introduces Bill to Make First Two Years of Community College Free

On Tuesday, the 37th District’s State Senator, Pramila Jayapal, joined fellow State Senator David Frockt, (D-Seattle), and Rep. Gerry Pollet (D-Seattle), in introducing the Washington Promise program, which would provide two years of guaranteed tuition at community and technical colleges for all eligible Washington residents. Continue reading News Gleams: Jayapal Pushes for Free College, Mayor Wants Fair Housing Access For Those With Criminal Records, and Skyway to Celebrate New Library