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RBAC at Rainier Beach High School supporting IB CAS

RBAC has signed on to be mentors for Rainier Beach HS IB CAS (Community Action and Services) project. David Sauvion, Gregory Davis and Tammy Morales will rotate every other week to support RBHS students who have identified gentrification and housing as the topic for their CAS project. While IB CAS focuses on the process of learning and acquiring knowledge, RBAC will focus on the application of what is being  learned to the benefit of the Rainier Beach neighborhood. This participation falls with RBAC’s Life Long Learning action area which also includes a partnership with South Lake High School. With South Lake RBAC is helping it to be seen as a small school learning environment not an alternative school. We will also help them raise money for an electronic reader...

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Open Enrollment for 2012-13 school year set for Feb. 27 to March 9

Audience: Families, Community, Staff | Contact: Communications, (206) 252-0200 Open enrollment for the 2012-13 school year will take place Feb. 27 through March 9. All students will receive an assignment letter right before open enrollment begins. This will tell you your student’s initial assignment for next year, and will also provide information on open enrollment if you want to apply for a different attendance area or option school for next year. Information on assignments for the 2012-12 school year is scheduled to be available on the SPS website and automated phone line (206-252-0212) on April 16. Mailed confirmation letters will be sent out the week of April 23. Since Seattle Public Schools has shifted to a geographic-based model with the New Student Assignment Plan, most schools will not conduct a daytime school tour. However, most schools will host an evening open house, which is a great opportunity for prospective families and students to visit the school, meet with teachers and the principal and ask questions. For information on school open houses, please visit the individual school websites...

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  Rainier Beach Moving Forward Rainier Beach Summit Jamal Crawford Court, Rainier Beach High School April 6, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Top ideas 4 ways to ensure a fantastic Rainier Beach Town Hall Meeting Invite cultural sharing – Ethiopian Coffee Service, Mexican folkloric dance, Sustainable Hip Hop, Rainier Beach Project: Overcoming Displacement (Zac Davis, LeaderLink Graduate) Roving Town Hall meetings – so different times and days will ensure broad community participation, culminating in a neighborhood party and reports Make it a pot luck, get kids in RB Schools involved in creating art for it and give awards Outline topics/agenda of town hall to community prior to meeting. Give them a reason to participate 6 ways to get neighbors to take ownership 1. Ethnic diversity outreach – identify what’s in it for them 2. To organize small community retreats using this format…e.g., education, arts etc. 3. To have small, micro grants for local people/groups to tackle “action area” (through local organizations and councils. 4. Youth involvement 5. Food truck round up using ingredients from the Rainier Beach Urban Farm 6. Offer mentorship to those who claim an action area 10 ideas of what being connected looks like in Rainier Beach 1. To be able to shop locally 2. To know my local business and community folk and to be known by them 3. Cook and share a meal...

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