Walla Walla Public Schools
Week in Review - June 28, 2013

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District Stories
 District office 4th of July week schedule
July 1-3 - Office open (8 a.m. to 12 noon & 1 to 4 p.m.)

July 4-5 - District Office is closed

 School Board Public Work Session – Tuesday, June 25
The Walla Walla School District Board of Directors held a public work session Tuesday to discuss and review the district’s 2013-14 preliminary budget. State legislators have not passed a budget for the next biennium, so Chief Financial Officer Pat Johnston was left to speculate on revenue projections.

She used estimates and budget scenarios to brief the school board on the district financial status for the 2013-2014 school year. Once a budget is approved at the state level, Walla Walla Public Schools will finalize its preliminary budget which is due to the state for review in mid-July. The school board expects to conduct another public work session prior to taking action on the 2013-2014 budget at its August 19 school board meeting.

 Alumni spotlight video features Mark Thompson
Class of 1970 graduate Mark Thompson is now featured on the district webpage and YouTube page. Thompson is a former teacher and coach. He spent the majority of his professional career with McDonald Zaring Insurance specializing in risk management. He is also the district’s anti-bullying specialist and assists the district with workplace compliance issues. Please take a few minutes to learn more about Mark Thompson via the district’s Alumni Connections video series.
School Stories
 Big Blue Weekend early registrations now accepted
Students may register early for Big Blue Weekend 2013, October 4-6. Please check out the Big Blue Weekend website for information and complete the necessary forms. Spaces fill up quickly each year, so students are encouraged to register over the summer. Please contact Carina Stillman cstillman@wwps.org or Mindy Meyer mmeyer@wwps.org if you have questions about this great event!


 Blue Devil Athletic Development (BDAD) Summer Program
Dates: Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, August 7

Incoming 9-12 grades: 8-9 a.m. or 10-11 a.m.

Incoming 5-8 grades: 9-10 a.m.


- $30 pre-register (postmarked by June 21)

- $35 registering at the door

- Registration form on Wa-Hi website


Eric Hisaw: ehisaw@wwps.org / Amy Hisaw: ahisaw@wwps.org

Community Stories
 Drake elected president of Exchange Club of Walla Walla
Chris Drake of Walla Walla University was elected president of the Exchange Club of Walla Walla Monday, June 24 during a ceremony to install the club’s 2013-2014 Officers and Directors. The Exchange Club of Walla Walla also named this year’s Rookie of the Year and Exchangite of the Year.

Exchange, America’s Service Club, is a group of men and women working together to make our communities better places to live through programs of service in Americanism, community service, youth activities, and its national project, the prevention of child abuse. The Exchange Club meets each Monday at the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center at 12 noon. Learn more about the Exchange Club at wwexchangeclub.org.

2013-2014 Officers and Directors

Christopher Drake, President

Tracy Shrouf, President-Elect

Kim McDaniels, Vice-President, Programs

Carolyn Keyes, Secretary

Scott Adams, Treasurer

Brian Dohe, Immediate Past President

Tera Davis, Club Member Activities

Tina Bradbury, Youth Activities

Michelle Goodwin, American Citizenship

Nelle Cornelison, Public and Member Relations

Denise Mann, Child Abuse Prevention

Bryan Ponti, Community Activities, Finance

Ed George, Club Liaison for Awards & Meeting Setup

Rich Eagon, Club Newsletter Editor

Debi Allessio, Club Liaison, Ducky Derby Chair

2013 Rookie of the Year

- Scott Adams

2013 Exchangite of the Year


James Payne

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