Other Community Meetings & Events

Other Community Meetings & Events

South Shore School Grand Opening, September 8th, 2009

Superintendent Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson and other guests cut the ribbon at South SHore School's grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, September 8th, 2009.

Superintendent Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson and other guests cut the ribbon at South Shore School's grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, September 8th, 2009.

On September 8th, 2009, South Shore School celebrated its Grand Opening. The celebration started at 9:00am with students and family members entertaining the gathering assembly with songs and music from around the world.

At 9:30 a.m. the official celebration commenced with a blessing by the Haida tribe, including the traditional Honor (Paddle) Song. A Cultural flag ceremony followed with a student procession of 40 flags from around the world, showcasing the diversity represented in the school body and staff. After remarks by the Superintendent, Dr. Maria Goodloe-Johnson, Mayor Greg Nickels and other dignitaries, a traditional Chinese Blessing Lion and Dragon dance led the crowd from the plaza to the front entry of the school for the ribbon cutting. The festivities ended with cake and tours of the new school facilities.

Haida Tribes performs traditional Honor Honor (Paddle) Song at South Shore School, September 8th, 2009.

Haida Tribe performs traditional Honor Honor (Paddle) Song at South Shore School, September 8th, 2009.

 

Sana Keller carries the Swedish flag in the South SHore School Cultural Flag Ceremony September 8th, 2009.

Sana Keller carries the Swedish flag in the South Shore School Cultural Flag Ceremony September 8th, 2009.

 

Mya Roberson shown here with the South Shore Mascot flag, part of the Cultural Flag Ceremony procession, September 8th, 2009

Mya Roberson shown here with the South Shore Mascot flag, part of the Cultural Flag Ceremony procession, September 8th, 2009

 

South Shore School students perfom the Chinese Lion and Dragon dance, a traditional Chinese blessing, September 8th, 2009

South Shore School students perfom the Chinese Lion and Dragon dance, a traditional Chinese blessing, September 8th, 2009

 

Students with flags make their way to the front of South Shore School to prepare for the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, September 8th, 2009

Students with flags make their way to the front of South Shore School to prepare for the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, September 8th, 2009

 

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Dan Brown, the project manager for the South Shore School construction project, raises the U.S. flag at the South Shore School Grand Opening.

 


South Shore School Grand Opening, September 8th, 2009

Postcard Design by Zeus Design Seattle

Postcard Design by Zeus Design Seattle

Seattle Public Schools and the South Shore School cordially invite you to the South Shore School Grand Opening Celebration, September 8th, 2009. The celebration, which starts at 9:30 a.m., includes a blessing by the Haida tribe, Cultural flag ceremony, ribbon cutting, remarks by Superintendent Dr. Goodloe-Johnson and other dignitaries, music, and more. The celebration will end with tours of the new school facilities. The school is located at 4800 South Henderson Street. Please assemble starting at 9:00 a.m. at the new Rainier Henderson Plaza, located at the corner of Rainier Ave. South and South Henderson Street. For more information contact Dick Lee (206) 252-0476 or rjlee@seattleschools.org.


Architect's Presentation to South Shore Students, April 24th, 2009

South Shore Architect's Presentation

On April 24th, 2009, the architects, BLRB, who are designing the new South Shore School, gave a slideshow presentation to the entire student body as part of the Friday Spirit Gathering. The theme of the presentation was how the new school will enhance education and learning as well as what it is like to be an architect, including how architects design a new school, from drawing to completed project. 

Scott Hogman, the BLRB presenter, started the slideshow by showing the students an aerial view of their new school under construction. Scott then narrated a story, illustrated with photos and drawings, of how the design for the new school was created. This was followed with slides comparing select areas of the present school, such as the cafeteria and gym, with drawings and photos of what these same areas will look like in the new school. The presentation was met with much excitement and cheers by the students and staff, as for most, it was their first glimpse at the new school and the many new emenities that are a part of the design.

The presentation concluded with Sherrie Encarnacion, the Principal of South Shore School, revealing the new school mascot to the students along with announcing the formal change of the school name to South Shore School.

To view the BLRB slideshow presentation, click on the slideshow thumbnail or link below:

BLRB Architect's Presentation to South Shore Students.BLRB Architect's Presentation to South Shore Students

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South Shore PTA Meeting, April 8th, 2009

Dan Brown, the Project Manager for the South Shore School building project, gave a brief photo slideshow presentation to the South Shore New School Parent Alliance Group on April 8th, 2009. The slideshow showed the construction progress that is taking place inside as well as outside at the construction site. You can view the slideshow by clicking on the thumbnail below. 

South Shore PTA Meeting Slideshow PDFSouth Shore PTA Meeting Slideshow PDF

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South Shore Topping Off Celebration, October 16th, 2008

On October 16th, 2008, the South Shore building and The New School community celebrated construction progress at a topping off ceremony. A topping off ceremony is a tradition whithin the construction industry, marking the moment when the highest structural point in a building's construction is reached. To celebrate this significant event a steel beam is signed and hoisted into place.

With the Topping Off, Seattle Public Schools and all those involved in the Building Excellence III (BEX III) capital program soluted the contractors and workers involved in constructing the new South Shore building. The event was also a celebration of the spirit of dedication to academic achievement and the local community that has embraced this project and made it a reality.

The event was attended by students, teachers, parents and guardians of The New School, a K-8 program that will be housed in the South Shore building. Participants signed a steel beem decorated with the traditional topping off elements, including a state flag and U.S. flag and an evergreen tree. The placement of the tree during the ceremony symbolizes that the building project has reached its peak successfully and that occupants of the building will also experience success in the completed facility.

The celebration program included congratulatory remarks by team members and by Maria L. Goodloe-Johnson, Ph.D., Superintendent of Seattle Public Schools. After the signing and raising of the beam, participants enjoyed music by the South Shore School Girl's Steel Pan Group and a BBQ lunch.


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