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Denny Items of Interest & Resources
Items of interest to Denny International Middle School families and our community.

If you have something that you would like to share, please e-mail the webmaster, Sheree Fantz-Gut.

Announcements
Meet with the interim Superintendent

Dr. Larry Nyland, who was appointed by the School Board in June to serve as Interim Superintendent, has outlined several opportunities this fall to meet with community members.

These informal gatherings will include a few short remarks from Dr. Nyland, followed by time for an open question and answer period.

“I look forward to continuing to get to know our students, families, staff and community members,” Dr. Nyland said. “I want to hear from our school communities about what’s going well in our schools, where we can improve and how I can best serve this school district’s mission of ensuring every student graduates prepared for college, career and life.”

The following one-hour informal meetings are open to the public:

  • Monday, September 29 from 6-7 p.m. at Neighborhood House 6400 Sylvan Way SW Seattle, WA 98126 (Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese interpreters will be available) Date to be rescheduled.

  • Tuesday, September 30 from 6-7 p.m. at New Holly Community Center, 7054 32nd Ave S Seattle, WA 98118 (Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Tagalog interpreters will be available)

  • Wednesday, October 1 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at John Muir Elementary, 3301 S. Hornton St., Seattle WA 98144 (Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese interpreters will be available)

  • Monday, October 27 from 6-7 p.m. at Yesler Community Center, 917 E Yesler Way Seattle, WA  98122 (Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Tigrigna interpreters will be available)

  • Tuesday, October 28 from 6-7 p.m. at Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98125 (Spanish and Somali interpreters will be available)

For American Sign Language, please send an email 72 hours in advance to Bernardo Ruiz bjruiz@seattleschools.org


Seattle JazzED
Calling motivated student-musicians! Seattle JazzED Big Band Ensembles rehearse weekly from October through May and cater to all skill levels. Students in grades 4-12 will work with professional musicians and educators, perform and have fun! Ensemble placement by audition. No previous music experience required for the Introductory Ensemble. Scholarships and payment plans available. Easy registration and info at www.seattlejazzed.org or call 206-324-JAZZ (5299) Join us and play!

Files & Resources
 Cyber Safety Resources
In December 2011, Stefanie Thomas, from the Seattle Police Department shared information on how to keep our students (and parents) safe while navigating the internet. Here are some resources on cyberbullying, social networking, and safety tips.
 Thriving in the Middle Years.pdf
Assistant Principal Patricia Rangel led an excellent discussion at the PTSA meeting on helping our students thrive in Middle School - For some ideas check out this file.

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