Category: Curriculum and Instruction

Seattle Prep’s 7th annual Math Games is complete!  We ESCAPED!  

Seattle Prep’s 7th annual Math Games is complete!  We ESCAPED! Special thank you to Brian Meza and the leadership of Seattle Prep for hosting this amazing virtual experience for out 8th graders!! Student teams Zoomed their way through a creative scavenger hunt, followed by a timed Escape Room. Catholic schools represented in force, with 155 […]

The Maryknoll Annual Essay Contest for middle and high schools is underway! 

Maryknoll has launched our Annual Essay Contest for middle and high schools! Here’s the website with all the details: https://discoveryourneighbor.org/official-rules/  Here’s the assignment: Write an essay explaining what you think the pope means by “a civilization of love.” What signs have you seen during these extraordinary times of people building a civilization of love? How will […]

The Magis Center: The Purposeful Universe

The Magis Center just launched a new John Templeton Foundation funded campaign, “The Purposeful Universe.”   Through mid-December, the campaign will be promoted to journalists, bloggers, and social media platforms. This is a wonderful complement for those using Credible Catholic religion resources shared last year. The Magis Center initiated a new video campaign called “The Purposeful […]

MATH GAMES 2020 – A virtual wacky math experience on Sat. October 17, 2020

It is a festive opportunity for Catholic schools to come together in math-happiness! All schools are welcome and it’s FREE! – wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone took part?! It’s less a competition and more a celebration – of math … and community … and Catholic school amazing!  It’s time to ESCAPE! Thank you so […]

Lunch and Learns – Professional Development Opportunities

Lunch and Learns – Hosted by the Office of Catholic Schools   Lunch and Learns are 30 to 60 minute professional development (PD) opportunities for principals and teachers, typically held on Tuesdays at 12pm-1pm via ZOOM. Each Lunch and Learn has a different focus, and all teachers and principals are encouraged to join. All PDs […]

Sacred Story Institute – Father Bill Watson

The Sacred Story Institute is dedicated to Missionary Discipleship Formation through the promotion of the 15-Minute Ignatian Examen and Confession. Archbishop Etienne is the Ecclesisatical Advisor for the Sacred Story Institute lifting up two programs, Sacred Story Youth and True Heart-Young Adults.  The Archbishops heartily supports these Ignatian Spirituality formation programs and all materials which […]

Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI) for 7th Graders – Please join us this year!

Friday, August 14 – 9AM – Noon PST Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI) Formation Day! Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI) Formation Day for participating 7th grade teachers will be experienced via Zoom. Anna Clarke Johnson, Maryknoll, Lauren Hobbs, our MDI Companion and Teacher Leader at Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Seattle, and Sandy Barton Smith, OCS, will […]

OSPI Private Schools Summer Conference 2020 – Two August sessions

OSPI Summer Conference 2020 Think Better… Live Better… Teach Better… series Each session: Is FREE to private school educators employed by State Board of Education approved private schools; Includes training materials; Provides 18 free clock hours! (for completing all 3 days) Registration is open for this year’s Private Schools Summer Conference! The conference will offer […]

NWEA-MAP July 2020 Update

July Partner Update As we shift our focus to help partners plan for the return of school this fall (whatever that may look like),this month’s communication provides important information on MAP Growth updates and enhancements coming in July, including new norms, MAP Growth K-2 scale maintenance, reporting updates and more. We have also included important […]

OSPI – SEL Resources Dismantling Institutional Racism

Let Social Emotional Learning] (SEL) Focus our Work for Dismantling Institutional Racism – OSPI Understanding Institutional Racism (social awareness) can lead to us challenging our own Implicit Biases (self-awareness). STANDARD 1 – SELF-AWARENESS – Individual has the ability to identify their emotions, personal assets, areas for growth, and potential external resources and supports. STANDARD 4 […]

7th Grade MDI continues during the Coronavirus Virus

Our Valiant MDI Team continues on, especially during this profound time! THANK YOU to our 27 schools for adapting and using the MDI rubrics with new eyes during this of home study.  The key questions have now been personalized… Who are our neighbors on the margins during this immediate time? How can I offer corona […]

Announcing…. April 24, 2020 MDI Capstone Day at Seattle University!!!

With incredible gratitude to Rev. Stephen Sundborg, President of Seattle University and his administrative staff, the Office for Catholic Schools, the Archdiocese of Seattle and Maryknoll are pleased to announce our 2020 Missionary Discipleship Institute Capstone Day for all participating 7th grade MDI classes on Friday, April 24, 2020 at the REDHAWK CENTER, Seattle University […]

BBHS invites Elementary Middle Schools to “The Addams Family” – May 1, 2020

Addams Family Promo Poster Catholic School Matinee Notice to Schools via Catholic Schools BBHS Drama Department invites Catholic Grade Schools to the production of “The Addams Family” at the Moore Theater on Friday, May 1, 2020. Greetings!  I have an exciting opportunity for your 5th through 8th grade students. I am excited to announce Bishop […]

Upcoming Slingerland Trainings and Spring Education Conference

Slingerland Institution for Literacy  – Our wonderful learning partners at the Slingerland Institute for Literacy have an excellent calendar of training classes coming your way! Please consider: Important Links for the Short Classes: Link to online registration: https://www.eventleaf.com/SILSCSHRS20 [eventleaf.com] Link to printable flyer: https://slingerland.org/Assets/Files/2020-HRS-Short-Class-Seriesreduced.pdf [slingerland.org] Short Class Schedule: Pre-Reading Skills  – March 6-7, 2020 Location: […]

Join us for the Guatemala Immersion Encounter with Maryknoll – June 24 – July 2, 2020

“This trip by far was one of the most fulfilling of my entire life. I am completely inspired by all the students, teachers, and people we met during the trip.” – Lisa, Spanish Teacher, Seattle, WA Calling all Catholic educators: teachers, catechists, principals! Join us June 24 – July 2, 2020 for an experience of […]

Robotic Teams Unite to Support Unified Robotics Championship! Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019

2019 Unified Robotics Championship!!!!  Spectator Information for Sunday, November 17, 2019 10:30 AM to 4 PM | Pacific Science Center, Seattle  FLYER TO SHARE BROADLY! 2019 Unified Robotics Championship Spectator Information Overview: The 2019 Special Olympics Unified Robotics Championship caps off a six-week season, during which students with and without intellectual disabilities work together to […]

Math Games at Seattle Prep- The Results are IN!!

Math Games 2019 @ Seattle Prep – a spirit-filled, Halloween-packed event is complete! Math Games was a Spook-tacular success! Imagine zombie eyeballs and skeleton friends, giant spiders and sticky bug-gut juice! Witches and feathers and ruby red blood drops … fun! Catholic schools represented in force, with 177 8th graders from 21 different schools – […]

Accreditation Visiting Team Registration

Being part of an accreditation visiting team is an enriching professional development opportunity that provides clock hour certificates to each team member. Through the process of objectively examining a school, members look at their own schools in a new way. Teachers and Administrators are welcome to register to join an Accreditation Team. If you would […]

Federal Programs

Federal Programs Each of our schools is entitled to access federal funds to support student achievement. There are four federal programs that you have or will want to file to receive with OSPI for participation. Title I, Part A Closing Educational Achievement Gaps   Title 1  which is all about student achievement and closing the […]

The Math Games – Seattle Prep – Saturday, October 26, 2019

It’s time! It’s time! The Math Games registration is officially open! Registration FLYER to Fulcrum Archdiocese 2019   Gather your teams and sign them up – you won’t want to miss this amazingly fun, math-filled adventure!  The theme’s a surprise, but if past years give hints, we’ve had bugs and guts and eyeballs galore!  Rubies […]

The Math Games – Seattle Prep – Saturday, October 26, 2019

It’s time! It’s time! The Math Games registration is officially open! Here is the official flyer!  Registration FLYER to Fulcrum Archdiocese 2019 Gather your teams and sign them up – you won’t want to miss this amazingly fun, math-filled adventure!  The theme’s a surprise, but if past years give hints, we’ve had bugs and guts […]

The Math Games registration is officially open!

THE MATH GAMES – October 26th, 2019 Saturday, 1-4 pm, @ Seattle Prep McHugh gymnasium Gather your teams and sign them up – you won’t want to miss this amazingly fun, math-filled adventure!  The theme’s a surprise, but if past years give hints, we’ve had bugs and guts and eyeballs galore!  Rubies and feathers, hints […]

Accreditation Visiting Team Registration

Being part of an accreditation visiting team is an enriching professional development opportunity. Through the process of objectively examining a school, members look at their own schools in a new way. Teachers and Administrators are welcome to register to join an Accreditation Team. If you would like to be on a visiting accreditation team for […]

Slingerland Fall Classes – Consider signing up NOW!

The Slingerland® Institute for Literacy is a non-profit organization that trains teachers to instruct students struggling with reading, writing and spelling skills. The Slingerland® Approach teaches oral and written language skills in the classroom to all types of learners, especially those with dyslexia. The Slingerland® Multisensory Structured Language Teacher Training Course is accredited at the […]

Let’s get ready for UNIFIED ROBOTICS!!! Fall 2019

Dear Catholic School Leadership, Join us in creating unified teams for this year’s Unified Robotics season through Special Olympics of Washington. All are invited and welcome! Become a partner! Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It […]

Early Learning

A child’s early years are the foundation for his or her future development, providing a strong base for lifelong learning and learning abilities, including cognitive and social development.

Missionary Discipleship Institute for Our 7th Graders

Missionary Discipleship Institute 2019 – 2020 “Dear young people, the Lord, the Church, the world are waiting for your answer to the unique call that each one receives in this life! Do you accept the challenge?” – Pope Francis to youth, Feb 11, 2018 What is the MDI? The Missionary Discipleship Institute (MDI) consists of […]

OSPI The ARTS New and Notes – May 2019

Welcome to The Arts News & Notes from The Arts Office at OSPI. Please share with colleagues and friends who are interested in the arts, and thank you for your support of arts education in Washington. 46th Superintendent’s High School Art Show The awards ceremony and reception is taking place on Friday, May 17, from […]

HS Instructional Leaders Professional Learning and E-Walk Renewal for 2019-2020

HS Instructional Leaders Professional Learning What are the learning objectives for the 2019-2020 CEL training?   The learning objectives will be slightly different for each cohort. See the table below for information about each cohort. Group Learning Objectives Cohort 1 Engage in year-long focused inquiry and learn strategies to lead department-wide goal-setting and inquiry Cohort […]

Elementary CEL Professional Learning and E-Walk Renewal for 2019-2020

CEL Professional Learning What are the learning objectives for the 2019-2020 CEL training?   Principals will learn strategies to: (1) break open the CEL 5D+ rubric with staff, (2) help teachers set goals related to the rubric, (3) develop a shared vision for student engagement and purpose in their schools, (4) provide targeted feedback to […]