Walla Walla Public Schools
Week in Review - Sept. 2, 2016

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No School September 2 and 5

There is no school Friday, Sept. 2 for Kids Day at the Fair or Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. Classes resume Tuesday, Sept. 6. 

Visit us at the fair!

Walla Walla Public Schools is prominently featured at the 2016 Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days through Sunday. All schools have displays in the Education Building. New Superintendent Wade Smith and school board members plan to spend time at the Education Building information station so stop by and say hello. 

Superintendent Wade Smith releases September Pulse Video

Superintendent Smith discusses the 2016-2017 district goals of improving literacy and math achievement and a continued focus on high school retention rates. He also provides an overview of newly formed district committee assignments which include Bilingual Education and Highly Capable programs. Please take a few minutes to view this important video update.

School board work session and regular meeting – Tuesday, Sept. 6

5 p.m. – Public Work Session: Strategic Planning Process review and Explorer/Highly Capable Committee discussion
6:30 p.m. – Regular school board meeting
Location: 364 S. Park St. – Anne Golden Boardroom - Both meetings are open to the public

School Stories

Blue Devils football radio broadcast tonight

Walla Walla High School varsity football vs. Lewiston airs tonight at 7 p.m. on KGDC 1320 AM and 92.9 FM. Walla Walla High School teacher Jason Postlewait will call the game.

Community Stories
City Parks & Recreation community update

Whittie Lacrosse Camp - Grades 4-9
October 22 & 23 - $40
Beginning and Intermediate sessions available

Fencing - Ages 9-17
September 4 - 28 - $38
Beginning and Intermediate sessions available

Ukulele & Guitar Classes - Ages 12 & Up
September 12 - November 1 - $40
Beginning and Intermediate sessions available

For more information on these programs or to register, please go to: http://www.wwpr.us
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Carnegie Picture Lab seeking volunteers to support elementary art program

Looking for a rewarding and fun way to volunteer in your child’s classroom? Become a Carnegie Picture Lab volunteer. Learn about art history, meet new people and bring smiles to the faces of elementary students.

To participate, attend a volunteer training workshop on:
- Wednesday, September 14 at 5:30-7 p.m.
- Thursday, September 15 at 10-11:30 a.m.
- Trainings Location: Picture Lab studio at 515 E. Main Street
- For more information write: info@carnegiepicturelab.com, or visit: www.carnegiepicturelab.com

Parents, coaches, educators, athletes invited to hear Seahawks doctor discuss concussions

- Concussion Summit – Heads up on Concussions: Lesson from the Frontline
- Monday, Sept. 26
- 7 to 8:30 p.m.
- Walla Walla Community College (Building E. Health Sciences & Performing Arts Auditorium)
- FREE (School staff will be offered two free clock hours through the WIAA)

Participants will learn about the signs and symptoms of concussions and how to recognize the condition. They will also learn about how the healthcare community addresses and manages patients suffering from concussions. Seattle Seahawks and Mariners team physician Dr. Stan Herring is one of the featured speakers. Attorney Melissa Carter will discuss legal issues in the area of traumatic brain and spinal injuries and Zachery Lystedt and his parents will discuss the state’s 2009 Lystedt Law. Learn more at: psmfoundation@providence.org.

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