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    Hoquiam School District gets $200,000 grant for energy efficiency improvements

    The Hoquiam School District will receive over $200,000 in Energy Efficiency Grants from the state. Hoquiam is among 29 school districts across the state are being collectively awarded $9 million for school facility energy efficiency improvements, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced this week. The projects will produce immediate and long-term energy and operational savings, improve […]

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  • Hoquiam School District earns School of Distinction award

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – The Hoquiam School District this week was recognized as a School of Distinction in their region. School Superintendent Mike Parker tells us Educational Service District 113 notified them this week that they are one of twelve schools throughout the region that will receive the award.
    ESD 113 serves 44 school districts in Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties as well as approved private schools within those counties.
    To earn School of Distinction status, schools must be performing at least at the state average in each grade level measured in their school (3rd through 8th and 10th grade) on Reading and Math assessments. Schoolswere then evaluated on combined Reading and Math improvement over the last 5 years. The top five percent of the elementary schools, middle/junior high schools, high schools and alternative schools are designated as Schools of Distinction.

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  • Hoquiam School District Talks Early Release

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – School board members heard from more teachers than parents at a meeting Monday night on the proposed shortened class schedule for the coming school year, as one parent spoke against the plan “I don’t think less seat time for our students is going to improve their education.”
    School Superintendent Mike Parker detailed the proposed options for an early-release Wednesday “We put together two alternatives, actually three if you count doing nothing, maybe we go to twenty days instead of every Wednesday, then the other option was to do every Wednesday.”
    Marissa LaLonde is a 4th grade teacher, she says Hoquiam’s teachers are stressed for time as it is.
    The standards keep going higher and higher, and we’re getting asked to do more and more, and we have to be effective. To be effective Teachers have to collaborate. – Marissa LaLonde
    The extra 90 minutes created by an early release would allow teachers of core curriculum to collaborate on teaching practices, make needed changes, and analyzing student performance.
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  • Hoquiam School Bus Accident, 10 Children and Driver Unharmed Monday

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – A School bus was rear ended yesterday, 10 children wearing their seatbelts were unharmed. Deputy Police Chief Don Wertanen tells KBKW around 11:45, the bus had slowed on Simpson avenue for traffic and was struck in the rear by a Jeep Wrangler. All children were wearing seatbelts and no injuries were reported by the children or bus driver. The Hoquiam Fire Department was dispatched to the scene as a precaution to check the children. The driver of the Jeep was not injured and was issued an infraction for following too close, and arrested for a criminal traffic offense.    
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  • Hoquiam School District Details Summer Lunch Program

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – The Hoquiam School District announces the sponsorship of the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children.  Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger.  All meals are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. 

    To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TTY).  The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    Breakfast will be provided at Central Elementary in Hoquiam, WA from July 10, 2012 through August 23, 2012.  The meal will be served from 8:45-9:00 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and is open to children 18 years or younger.

    Lunch will be provided at 2 locations this year.  Central Elementary 310 Simpson Avenue, Monday through Friday from 11:30- 12:00 p.m. and Lincoln Elementary 700 Wood Avenue, Monday through Friday from 12:15- 12:45.  Lunch will be available June 20, 2012 through August 24, 2012.

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  • Hoquiam School District Invites Parents to Discuss Early Release Schedule

    HOQUIAM, Wash. – Hoquiam School District would like to talk with parents about the proposed early release schedule for the coming school year. A special meeting will be held on Monday May 14th at 5:30p.m. in the High School Library.
    School Superintendant Mike Parker tells us no action will be taken at Monday night’s meeting.
    The Board of Directors of Hoquiam School District No. 28 will hold a regular meeting Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in Hoquiam High Little Theater.

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