Articles written by Charlie Stattion

Summit Rainier Expeditions give students a chance to explore
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Visual and Performing Arts Expeditions courses inspire students

Kids are pacing around the classroom in a circle, walking in different ways. The teacher selects a student with a unique walking style and asks the rest of the class to mimic the way the student treads around the classroom. Afterwards, students are asked to walk around and bump into different people and continuously change the way they walk in order to match the person they recently bumped into.

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Rainier students take a stand on bathroom policies

Summit Public School: Rainier has implemented a new restroom policy in which students receive green passes per semester that allow them to use the restroom a set amount of times per class. After these passes run out, students are no longer able to use the restrooms during class time unless it is an extreme emergency. In extreme emergency situations, teachers are to notify other teachers and staff that the student is allowed to leave; the student must also speak to multiple adults in order to get access to the restroom. When students want to go to the restroom, they must: have a pass signed by their teacher; get the restroom key– which is attached to a five gallon water jug– from the office if a teacher is not present in the quad to open the door; then use the restroom; return the key; then return to class.

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Bilingual education enriches the community

In the learning environment of a bilingual classroom, students are surrounded by many colorful resources in both English and Spanish. When you enter Wendy Alcantar’s second grade classroom at Adelante Academy, you notice that students are provided books in both languages. Along the edge of the class there are the English books, and on the desks there are baskets containing the books in Spanish. Hanging on the walls of her classroom are Spanish writings done by her students, and the Spanish alphabet is printed along the top of the white board. Agendas, schedules and calendars fill in the remaining space.

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Midterm elections are coming up: Here’s how to make an informed decision

The process of voting for candidates who believe in our ideals of government is difficult, and it can be challenging to identify who is the right candidate. In this video, a few staff members from Summit Public School: Rainier talk about voting and what obstacles stood in their way when choosing their candidates. They discuss what makes a good or bad candidate and what difficulties there might be in voting.

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