Category: Curriculum and Instruction

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 […]

New Schools for the 2019 – 2020 DESTINY Library Consortium

Dear Principals and Librarians, Welcome to year 12 of the Follett – DESTINY – OCS Partnership! The DESTINY Library Consortium secures all services from Follett Software Company and Follett Hosted Services which provide: Unlimited telephone, email, and fax support plus software support through Follett Technical Support.  All hosting responsibilities to secure your library data; perform […]

OSPI The Arts Office – News and Notes – April 2019

OSPI: The Arts News & Notes | April 2019 46th Superintendent’s High School Art Show: The artwork has arrived at OSPI! The winning pieces from the ESD regional art shows are now on display at OSPI through May 30. There will be an awards ceremony and reception on Friday, May 17, from 1–3 p.m. at […]

Maryknoll: Taiwan and Cambodia Immersion Trip – Nov. 7 – 21, 2019

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Taiwan and Cambodia Immersion Trip November 7 – 21, 2019 Join us for a mission immersion trip to experience the JOY of Asia. Learn more about the people in Taiwan and Cambodia and explore how we are linked to the people of Asia in the bonds of global solidarity. Immersion trip […]

OSPI- The Arts News and Notes – March 2019

The Arts News & Notes | March 2019 The Superintendent’s High School Art Show High school students from all nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs) have been participating in the ESD Regional Arts Shows. Finalists from the regional shows are moving forward to the state show that will be on display at OSPI on April 1–May 30, […]

OSPI – The Arts Newsletter – January 2019

The Arts News & Notes | January 2019 The Superintendent’s High School Art Show – Submit student artwork now! This annual event is co-hosted by OSPI and the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA). High school students from all nine of the state’s Educational Service Districts (ESDs) participate in this artistic celebration each year. If you are […]

New State Certification Renewal Requirements Effective September 1, 2019

New State Certification Renewal Requirements OSPI and the PESB have made some changes to teacher and principal certification renewal requirements, which will go into effect on September 1, 2019. Here are the main things you need to know: STEM Requirement: Renewal applications for residency, professional, and continuing teacher and CTE certificates must document completion of […]

2018-2019 Follett DESTINY Library Consortium

2019 – 2020 Archdiocese of Seattle DESTINY Consortium 40 Follett-DESTINY Library Cohort (33 schools plus 7 DESTINY independent schools) Click on each school’s name and you will see their DESTINY Library splash page. Please note the new URL aligned to each school. Thank you! Archbishop Murphy High School, Everett Librarian: Deborah Hitchcock Assumption-St. Bridget School, […]

High School ART Teachers – OSPI Regional HS Art Show

Please share with your high school teachers: fine arts, photography, ceramics, wood shop, glass and graphic arts. Registration for the Regional High School Art Show competition at Puget Sound ESD begins next month! See timeline below. Here’s the link [psesd.org] for more information and registration. 2019 Regional High School Art Show: Timeline December 1, 2018 – January […]

OSPI ARTS CONFERENCE – Tukwila, March 9, 2019

ArtsTime Conference March 9, 2019 The State of the Arts: “Infusing Creativity in the Classroom” The ArtsTime Conference is back and we hope that you can join us!  This conference will focus on arts integration for K-8 educators with integration strands for dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.  Participants can select sessions by […]

Math Games – The Results are in! SUCCESS!

Math Games @ Seattle Prep – The most festive math event this side of the full moon! 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 176 8th graders from […]