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Achievements, Recognitions, Event Coverage!
Fun at the Fiestas Patrias Parade
The Denny Dolphins did an excellent job representing their school in the Fiestas Patrias parade on Saturday in South Park!
Eighth-grader, Carmela Pedraza Sanchez did an outstanding job showing his positive leadership by leading the chants and demonstrating our school pride. Thank you to our terrific Proyecto Saber team, Ms. Olsen, Mr. Garcia, and Ms. Bowie for coordinating the event and to Ms. Rangel and Mr. Rodriguez for their help.
Additionally, it was an honor to march next to the Concord Cougars as they proclaimed that they were college-bound!
It was a great day for our school pathway and community—thank you to all of the scholars who participated!
Go Dolphins! Jeff Clark, Principal
Almost 30 kids helped this summer to assemble the bikes that were purchased with the money Theresa Beaulieu raised for the up coming after school program at Denny IMS. It was a fun day filled with eager kids willing to help out.
Thank you to Will King who organized the student rotations. Also a special Thank you to Jeff Halman of West Seattle Bike Connections and Theresa's husband Jason Beaulieu.
Jasmine Smith wins "Spell it Like it is"
Former Denny International Middle School scholar, Jasmine Smith, is the 2014 winner of the “Spell It Like It Is” competition recently held at the National Youth Mentoring Training Summit in Orlando, Florida!
Congratulations, Jasmine, from all of us at Denny! We are very proud of you and know you are ready to excel next year as a 9th grader at Chief Sealth as your next step towards college graduation!
Thank you very much to our partners at the 4C Coalition, Donald and Hazel Cameron, for all the support, positive mentoring, and special leadership opportunities they are providing for our scholars!
SPS City Wide Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to all of the Denny IMS students that participated in the SPS Middle School Science Fair. Special recognition for a job well done by the following Denny IMS students:
Emma Bruce & Rachel Potratz, Best Overall 8th Gr
Perrin Lafky & Natalie Murphy, Most Beneficial to Puget Sound, 7th Gr
Chandra Burnham, Best Health Science Study Project, 8th Gr
Kevin Hu, Best Environmental Sustainability Project, 6th Gr
Karyna Garcia-Marin, Best Field Study Project, 8th Gr
Natalie Richards, Best Aeronautics Project, 6th Gr
For a complete list of winners from all schools...
Beautiful Spring Orchestra Concert
Congratulations Denny and Sealth Orchestra Musicians on a terrific Spring Concert this evening! A special thank you to Mr. Morales for all of his hard work and to our families for their outstanding support of music at our schools!
2nd Annual Denny-Lincoln Classic: Fun for Everyone
The Second Annual Denny-Lincoln Classic took place on Saturday May 31st to culminate “Bike to School Month.” Around 35 students and 15 adults came out to ride the streets of West Seattle and BBQ at Lincoln Park. Theresa and Jason Beaulieu along with Seattle Parks’ Will King organized the event.
Abandoned bikes were procured from Metro to donate to kids. Staff and PTSA members dedicated time after school to repair bikes and make them ready to ride. On that warm day even neighbors came out to fill water bottles and quench the students thirst. The Denny-Lincoln Classic is bound to stay and be a great Denny tradition.
Pictures provided by: Theresa Beaulieu
Patricia J Rangel, Assistant Principal Denny IMS
Denny IMS Celebrates a Successful College Week!
Last week, at Denny IMS, our scholars enjoyed a week-long focus on preparing for future success in college. As a part of this theme and celebration, college-focused lessons were taught daily; special activities, including a college fair, were held during lunchtime; and, on Friday, all three grade-levels went off to college on an exciting field trip!
Plans for the week included:
· Monday, 5/19: Intro to College lesson taught in Language Arts
· Tuesday, 5/20: What’s important in High School lesson taught in Social Studies
· Wednesday, 5/21: Major and Career Awareness lesson, including presentations from City Year, taught in Science
· Thursday, 5/22: Financing College lesson taught in Math
· Friday, 5/23: Whole-school Field Trip Day!
o 6th grade: All scholars went to Seattle Central Community College
o 7th Grade: ½ went to South Seattle Community College and ½ went to Highline Community College
o 8th Grade: All scholars went to the University of Washington
On our field trips, our scholars enjoyed College tours, attended classes, and experienced an afternoon on campus!
Thank you so much to our College Week Planning Team: Roxana Amaral, Meva Beganovic, Lisie Monahan, Francis Sutton, Becca Gross, and Patricia Rangel!
Go Dolphins! Jeff Clark, Principal
Art Show at SAM featuring Denny Artists
Since March, artwork by students from Denny and Chief Sealth International have been featured in the annual Naramore Seattle Public Schools Middle and High School Art Show at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). Friday night marked the awards ceremony that brought out Congressman Jim McDermott and Seattle's Superintendent Jose Banda. District leaders such as Willie Seals, from the Department of School and Community Partnerships, admired the work of Denny artist taught by Pamela Neithercott. While Sealth's art teacher, Carolyn Autenrieth, captured a small audience describing the assignment and process that led to her student's second place win in the technical category. The 2014 Naramore show will continue to be on display until May 25th at SAM from 9am-5pm in the first floor corridor.
"This is a Test" - A Well Performed Drama!
It is a real pleasure to share that the new Denny International Middle School drama program had their first performances on Friday and Saturday.
Denny Boy's Soccer Bring Home the Trophy
The Boys' Soccer Teams from Denny and Madison battled it out on the pitch. This game, supported by the West Seattle Soccer Club, has been named the annual Battle of West Seattle. The final outcome was 4 goals to 2, with Denny taking home the new trophy. Thank you to the West Seattle Soccer Club for your support! Congratulations to both teams on their effort and sportsmanship!
For other photos and coverage check out the WS Blog...
Dancing the Night Away: Big Band Dinner Dance
Another fantastic evening at the Denny/Sealth Big Band Dinner Dance. The music from all three performing groups, the Denny Jazz Band, the Sealth Jazz Band, and the West Seattle Big Band was phenomenal! Thank you to Mr. Pimpleton, all the volunteers, the WS Big Band and our fabulous Denny and Sealth musicians!
For more coverage and photos on the WS Blog...
Congrats to Denny Jazz Musicians
The Denny International Middle School Jazz Band was awarded a Noteworthy Performance commendation on the festivals Outstanding Young Artists site for their performance at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival.
The Chief Sealth IHS Jazz Combo, the Denny IMS Jazz Band, and the West Seattle HS Jazz Band traveled together for a phenomenal weekend of music and workshops at the University of Idaho. All three groups received critiques from well-respected jazz educators and had the opportunity to participate in numerous workshops touching upon issues from leadership development, to improvisation, to instrument fundamentals. What a fantastic experience for our musicians!
For coverage on the WS Blog as well...
Soul Jambalaya Another Success
Denny International Middle School hosted a fantastic event, “Soul Jambalaya”, a concert celebrating Black History Month and the rich heritage of gospel, blues, jazz, and funk music. Student and professional musicians gathered together in our auditorium to perform arrangements from all of these musical genres. Featured artists included the Total Experience Gospel Choir, Westside Blues, Figgins and Halbert Jazz and our very own Denny International Middle School Jazz Band. The music was fantastic--those who made it, despite the snow, were rewarded by inspiring performances. Congratulations to the Denny Jazz Band musicians and to Mr. Pimpleton, our amazing band director! Thank you to all of the musicians who performed and all who joined us!