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Sam Shines at the Special Olympics USA Games

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton
The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games were held last week in the Puget Sound region and will undoubtedly be considered one of the most significant sporting events in our area’s history. 
 
The event showcased the awe-inspiring abilities of approximately 3,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities competing in 14 sports in venues across Puget Sound including Kenmore Lanes in our readership area.  An estimated 10,000 volunteers and over 80,000 family members and spectators enjoyed the games. The regional economic impact of the 2018 USA Games is projected at over $75 million.
 
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Northwest Event Technologies

  • Written by David B. Clark

The ever-present tech buzz is going to get a bit louder in Woodinville. Last month, KBS Reality Advisors, a company out of Newport Beach, California whose current real estate investments are valued at $11.42 billion, leased an 11,995 square foot property at The Park at Woodinville (14103 NE 200th Street, Woodinville, WA 98072) to Northwest Event Technology.

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3rd Annual 5K Capes for Courage Run/Walk

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
On August 4th, 2018, the Northshore Senior Center will be hosting the 3rd Annual Kaiser Permanente Bothell 5K Capes for Courage Run/Walk (formerly the Wranglers 5K), benefiting the Wrangler Inclusion Program. 
 
All community members are invited to join us for this fun community event, welcome to walkers and runners of all abilities.  A 1-mile option will be available.  Show your superhero style as you coast through this easy and level course along the banks of the Sammamish River in downtown Bothell.  Chip timing will be used.  All registered participants receive a complimentary race t-shirt.
 
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Pathway to environmental careers now open

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Department of Ecology is now recruiting for 300 environmental positions across the state in the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC).

The full-time AmeriCorps positions offer young adults and military veterans a range of opportunities to gain hands-on experience in environmental restoration, education projects and disaster response services for communities throughout the state.

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Superintendent Reid’s Contract Renewed

  • Written by David B. Clark

On Monday, June 25th, Dr. Michelle Reid signed a contract with the Northshore School District to continue her duties as Superintendent for the next three years. Her contract specifies that she will perform her services for the District from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. This came after a glowing annual review given by the Board of Directors: President David Cogan, Vice President Amy Cast, and Directors Jacqueline McGourty and Bob Swain.

The Board stated that Dr. Reid was making adequate progress with the Superintendent P-9 Parameter Equity, the only Policy Governance policy the Board completed in time for Dr. Reid’s annual review. Because of this, the Board also included a thorough list of Dr. Reid’s professional accomplishments over the last year. The Board stated, “The District Student Board and District Student Diversity and Equity Committee were initiated. Dr. Donna Ford was brought to our district sparking a change to access to our Highly Capable program. Dr. Julie Causton also was invited to our district and began a conversation around our inclusive practices. You [Dr. Reid] also brought on an assistant director for high school graduation success.” It is also to note that Superintendent Reid nixed fees for elementary music education which significantly boosted student participation.

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