School Board approves new safety and security plan
August 14, 2014 —Renton School Board members have approved a new safety and security plan designed to help keep schools safe and better prepared for emergencies and natural disasters.
With less than one month before the start of school, elementary students and families can mark their calendars to meet teachers and see their new classroom schedules in late August at the annual elementary school Meet & Greet events. Find your school's event below.
Voter-approved construction projects continue as district moves to build new middle school
July 24, 2014 —Renovation of old Spring Glen School continues, allowing for building of new middle school at old Hazelwood Elementary School site.
Renton students are having great fun learning through the summer at district Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs, taught by our own highly-qualified teachers, right in their own school (click the photo to watch a video of summer STEM learning). The summer programs are provided thanks to individual and business contributions to the Friends of Renton Schools foundation (www.friendsofrentonschools.org).
Lakeridge Elementary School’s work to impressively increase student math skills is featured in today’s Seattle Times. The work by Lakeridge Elementary teachers and support staff, coupled with expertise from the University of Washington, has made Lakeridge a model for how best to teach students the core concepts of mathematics, while also providing them with the skills and confidence to achieve personal and education goals.
Click the photo to read the story and see photos and a video of the amazing work being accomplished at Lakeridge Elementary School.
District 's 2014-2015 proposed budget places emphasis on classroom instruction, aligns to district goals
June 27, 2014 —Renton School Board members recently were presented the district’s preliminary budget for the 2014-2015 school year, which aligned resources with district goals.
New discovery program opens at Campbell Hill Elementary in the fall
June 6, 2014 —Campbell Hill Elementary is the most recent school to house the Discovery program, the district’s highly-capable program for students in grades 3-8.
Renton School District and City of Renton to again offer Summer Lunch program across the city
June 3, 2014 —Renton School District and the City of Renton will team up again this year to offer free lunches during summer break to children at locations throughout the Renton.
District to provide free, full-day kindergarten to all families at all elementary school this fall
April 24, 2014—Renton School District will provide free full-day kindergarten to all families at all elementary schools beginning this fall, with the coming new school year.
Renton School District celebrates great work by students, teachers, staff and community members at every School Board meeting.
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Washington state joins more than 40 other states in the nation in the move to Common Core State Standards, a new set of educational benchmarks for kindergarten through high school that will prepare students for college and careers, and designed to turn them into big thinkers who can compete in the global job market.
Common Core was developed by education experts from 45 states and go deeper into key concepts in math and English language arts. The standards require a practical, real-life application of knowledge that prepares students for success in college, work and life.
Parents can see, by grade level, what their child will learn using the new Common Core State Standards here.
Renton School District is hiring non-teaching positions that routinely open up during the school year. These are full-time positions or part-time substitute positions, with hours that are set or flexible and do not require a teaching degree. Pay can range from $11 to $17.36 per/hour. Current job openings include: School Bus Driver, Custodian, Food Service/Substitute Cook, Office Assistant, and more. Find your new job and apply online now at https://jobs.rentonschools.us/
Looking for tips on how to teach your child at home?
The videos below are of Renton School Disrict teachers doing great work in elementary classrooms. Click the videos to learn how you, too, can help your child learn at a high level.
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