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Achievements, Recognitions, Event Coverage!
Global Connections - Gambia
Sarah McDougal, former Peace Corps volunteer in the Gamia, came to share her overseas experience with our scholars. It was a great presentation, complete with Gambian outfits and dancing!

Roxhill Park Longfellow Creek Clean Up
Thank you to our Dolphin Scholars, Ms. Garcia and Mr. Evans for helping our community by removing invasive plant species from the Longfellow Creek Bog in Roxhill Park on Saturday!  This community service project is part of an exciting multidisciplinary unit on storm water and the inter-connectivity of water in our local ecosystem.  We are proud of you for the great job you did helping our community! 

Congrats to The Denny Way Ambassadors!

Every month we ask the adults around the building to nominate scholars who are exemplifying the Denny Way. Six students are selected at random from the hundreds nominated.  This month’s winners are: Riyanna Magcalas, Kristofer Arevalo, Lily Bolding-Hunt, AJ Stetson, Samara Joseph, and Nollen Paltep.  

Bog to Bay Eco Bike Tour 2014
Thank you to Mr. Evans, Mr. Chase, Ms. Garcia, Ms. Choi, and the volunteers who helped with the Bog to Bay Longfellow Creek Eco Bike Tour on Saturday!  The scholars loved it and learned a lot about water in our ecosystem and how we can help to protect our envirnoment.

1st Community Success Dinner a... Success!

It was a pleasure to attend our first Community Success Dinner! Families and staff enjoyed dinner together and benefitted from the information shared.  A big thank you to Ms. Amaral, the CIS team, all of City Year, everyone else who helped, and the staff who came to eat with our families! 

Confucius Institute Day 2014
What an honor it was to attend the celebration of Confucius Institute Day here on the Denny/Sealth campus on Saturday!  Congratulations to Wenqiu Wang and Michelle Aoki, Confucius Institute Co-Directors and thank you to everyone who helped!

For more photos and information, check out the WS Blog...

A Fantastic Day of Building Community
Check out the photos from our field trip.

Under Photos & Other Exciting Stuff > Building Community, in the right side bar.

Academic Excellence at Denny IMS
Great things are always happenning at Denny! Check it out...

Fun at the Fiestas Patrias Parade
Fiestas Patrias parade sceneThe 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

Check out the photos from the day in the photo section below and the coverage on the WS Blog...

Building Bikes!
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.

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...

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. 

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...

Discussion Topics
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