Proposed New School at Thornton Creek Elementary, A Brief History (Part 1)

A brief history of the BEX IV Levy Proposal to put a new school on the Thornton Creek Elementary site. Plus, we clarify our decision to not take a position on the issue. Read More …

REMINDER: School Capacity Meeting Tonight, 6PM at Eckstein

The School District is hosting a community meeting tonight (11/29) from 6PM-7:30PM at Eckstein Middle School to discuss their capacity management planning. Let us know if you plan on live-tweeting from the meeting so we can follow along. Read More …

WE CAN Safety Project is Awarded a Small & Simple Projects Grant

On the heels of receiving bad news about the Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Small & Simple Grant application submitted for designing new Wedgwood Park, the other grant submitted by WCC Trustee/Echo Editor and soon-to-be Wedgwood Elementary PTA President, Katie Traverse, appears to have been awarded its $20,000 grant contingent on modifications.  You may recall that in May, two NMF Small & Simple Grant applications were submitted, one of which was the Wedgwood Elementary Children and Neighbors Safety Project (WE CAN Safety Project).  The following is what was proposed for this project: The Wedgwood Elementary PTA applied for a Neighborhood Matching Read More …

Two Small & Simple Grants Submitted for Wedgwood

Monday, May 9th, was the deadline for this latest round of Neighborhood Matching Fund Small & Simple Grants through the Department of Neighborhood.  To our knowledge, there were two grant applications submitted for Wedgwood: 1) for pedestrian improvements around Wedgwood Elementary and 2) design services for as part of park development on the Morningside Substation.  Here’s a brief summary of what each grant proposes. Wedgwood Elementary Children and Neighbors Safety Project (WE CAN Safety Project) The Wedgwood Elementary PTA applied for a Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple Grant to make traffic safety improvements around the school.  If it is Read More …

Wedgwood Areas Schools Are Some of the Best!

The Seattle School District recently released the report card for all of the schools within the district.  All of the schools were scored 1-5 (1 the lowest and 5 the highest) based on a multi-faceted scoring system that looks at absolute performance and growth performance, not just test scores.  Schools that were scored a 5 had a high absolute performance and high growth performance.  In total, 12 schools received this honor including Thornton Creek, Wedgwood, and View Ridge. That means 40% of the top schools are right here in the Wedgwood-area! Due to these high rankings, Wedgwood-area schools will have Read More …