Category: News

Bringing Unity to the Community

New event will celebrate diversity, bring students together “Celebrating the differences that bind us.” This is the mission statement for Unity in the Community, a new cultural event coming to Nathan Hale High School this spring. It’s been rumored that the event will be a resurgence of Diversity Day, an all-school assembly on Martin Luther King Day that is some […]

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Rice paddy to come to Meadowbrook

Rice paddy to come to Meadowbrook

Local gardeners invest in grain project hoping to increase food security, build community The Meadowbrook Community Garden has been a labor of love.  Over the past three years, a forgotten patch of grass has been transformed into a vibrant gathering spot for gardeners who come together to experience the joys of cultivating and consuming local food. The produce is also […]

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Cultural enrichment

Cultural enrichment

Tacón. Golpe. Punta. Again! Tacón. Golpe. . . These are the basic steps of Flamenco dancing, one of the many activities Nathan Hale’s new Cultural Enrichment Committee intends to bring to Hale students. This school year, a band of teachers, with the help of The Nathan Hale Senate, formed a committee for the sole purpose of bringing culture and diversity […]

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Hale funding to be cut

Hale funding to be cut

Budget cuts at Hale equivalent to one teacher’s full-time salary, (about $48,117) have been dis- cussed recently downtown at the district level. This isn’t the first time Hale has suffered or been threatened by budget cuts. From 2009 to 2011 Hale’s budget was adversely affected by statewide cuts of 34.8 million dollars. But this time around, the budget-cut menace has […]

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Overcrowding

Overcrowding

To address overcrowding in Seattle Public Schools (SPS), the school district wants to support Hale’s projected enrollment increase by placing portables on or near Nathan Hale property.  Errors in the enrollment program Powerschool have lead to Hale’s misidentification as a low-enrollment school.  Therefore, Seattle Public Schools plans to use Hale to absorb an increase in SPS student enrollment, according to […]

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Hale to get iPads

Hale to get iPads

Over the summer, the Science Department purchased four iPads for teachers to use in classrooms. Science teacher Jessica Torvik said that the main reason was for easier grading. Teachers can input grades into the iPad to be instantly synced with the online grade book. “[The goal is that] teachers no longer have to shuffle multiple pen-and-paper records, nor wait until […]

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Typhoon Haiyan: How Students Can Help

Typhoon Haiyan: How Students Can Help

In response to Typhoon Hayain and the devastation it did in the Philippines, Nathan Hale history classes are raising money that they can immediately send to the people in the Philippines through the charity Direct Relief. They hope to raise over 5000 dollars by Monday the 25th of November.  The current death toll is approximately 3,637 with 673,000 injured or […]

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Reconstruction at Meadowbrook Pond

Reconstruction at Meadowbrook Pond

Floating trash and film of muck. This is the sight that once met Meadowbrook Pond goers, but no longer if Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) have their way. SPU contractors have once again fenced off Meadowbrook pond and surrounding walkways for renovation. The goal is to create a more easily accessible pond which works well with the surrounding ecosystem and water […]

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District adopts new computer system

District adopts new computer system

The first day of school students crammed into the counseling office to fix their schedules while counselors and secretaries fumbled through the new scheduling program trying to help them. The situation still hasn’t been completely smoothed out. That’s because the Seattle Public Schools has replaced the software that is responsible for  enrollment, transcripts, grading, class schedules, archives, attendance, medical records […]

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Coon’s new homework policy

Coon’s new homework policy

According to Coon, the idea is to give students who do not need the extra practice presented in homework a way to succeed in class. “Essentially, homework is a learning activity designed to help students expand their knowledge on a topic. If it is looked at this way it makes sense, but a lot of students and teachers see it […]

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