Mr. Eaton discussed what's currently happening in
classrooms. The focus right now is getting to know the students and some
light assessing. Another topic discussed was the success of our Fun Run, which
has brought in about $65K, not including matching funds!
Why is Blackwell so highly ranked?
Answer: Most all sites that do school rankings are private
entities that pull test scores available through OSPI. We feel it's due
to great teachers and a very involved community. The culture of our
school also focuses on soft skills, i.e. how to be inclusive, talk things out,
What Community Service opportunities are available for students?
Answer: Several drives throughout the year...Sister Schools in
November, Food Drive in February to help with Pantry Packs, Candy collection
after Halloween to send to the troops.
Are students taught safety in case of a school shooting?
Answer: Yes, we follow and teach the ALICE protocol.
Why are children not allowed on campus prior to 8:45?
Answer: We don't have staffing to supervise children before
then. Students with parents on the playground attract other students who
don't have a parent and this can also cause more supervisory problems.
Are there any plans to add or drop classrooms after the school
year has begun?
Answer: No, we do not have any plans to do that. If a class needed
to be added or dropped, that would happen in the first day or two of
school. It's a rarity.