Last year, Bellevue College’s foundation luncheon raised nearly $250,000 to go toward academic and need-based scholarships and educational opportunities for all of its students. This year, BC will lean on former Seattle Seahawk Mack Strong to best the fundraiser total.
On Monday, Sen. Cyrus Habib (D-Kirkland) and Rep. Ross Hunter (D-Medina) introduced a bills SB 5808 in the senate and HB 2194 in the house, which would raise the tax on cigarettes by 50 cents per pack. Money from the proposed tax would go to help pay for research, prevention and care of the deadly effects they have.
Since 2011, students in the program at Bellevue College have been able to attend support meetings each week with trained peer mentors to help with group classes and discussions, their parents have been able to receive training and they’ve been able to fin assistance with community engagement and education.
Bellevue Arts Museum opens new exhibit ‘Read My Pins’ a collection of former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s brooches. Albright, who was in Bellevue this week discussed the significance of some of her favorite pins.
Eastside native Brandon Ivie, fresh off his hugely success directorial run of “A Christmas Story” late last year, is returning to The 5th Avenue next month to direct its newest musical “Jasper in Deadland” and he’s bringing with him Broadway talent.
Coach Kyle Barber said the turnout was more than he imagined from the student population and after seeing their determination and their skills he and 23 students traveled to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada to compete in the Collegiate DECA Pacific Northwest Career Development Conference.
Village Theatre’s next season is sure to have something appealing for all audiences, said Steve Tomkins, the theater’s artistic director, following last weeks announcement of the upcoming schedule.
On March 20, Hussain will be joined by an all-star cast of Indian and Celtic musicians at the Moore Theatre as part of his latest tour, “Celtic Connections: The Pulse of the World,” a 22-day, 15-city run showcasing the connection between each of the musical cultures.
Four years ago Sammamish High School officials rolled out a new educational plan with the help of a $5 million grant and a clear vision, redesigning curriculum to focus on problem-based learning.
Open Window eighth-grade student Eliana Blachman will face off against other state students March 27 at Pacific Lutheran University for the right to represent Washington at the geography championships in Washington, D.C., in May.
Two days before Interlake High School went into lockdown following alleged threats and rumors of a shooting the Bellevue School District and Bellevue Police Department held a joint seminar discussing what to do in an active shooter situation.
Working groups for each of the universities had only met once before Wednesday’s meeting, but talks will continue every other week until they decide if a partnership is mutually beneficial, according to board chairman Steve Miller.
Those in attendance spent the majority of the time listening and talking to each other about the keys to a healthy community, which Eastside Leadership president James Whitfield listed as “basic needs, health and wellness, education, economy, arts and culture, neighborhoods and communities and a healthy environment.”
Superintendent Tim Mills led two listening sessions at Cherry Crest Elementary and Clyde Hill Elementary, the two schools where 50-year-old Regan Brewer taught art until Jan. 27 when he was arrested during a traffic stop and questioned about allegedly molesting a student from 2003-2007. Mills told parents the student is not in the district currently.
To satisfy the financial needs of the McCleary decision, Gov. Jay Inslee proposed a $2.3 billion education plan that is being fought by state republicans. On Wednesday he reached out to local leaders for support.
Sydney Vernon said she got the idea during a field trip to the University of Washington’s Center for Urban Horticulture.
Vernon’s design was selected as one of four finalists from a field of 470 students across the country for the Future Engineers 3-D Printing in Space Challenge.
Putter Bert said she never dreamed of the success KidsQuest has had when it opened in Factoria a decade ago, but Wednesday, she and roughly 50 community members, leaders, and officials stood at the doorway of the new home for the children’s museum and reveled in how far they’ve come in 10 years.
A Cherry Crest Elementary art teacher was arrested last week for allegedly raping and molesting a former student for several years while she attended the school, however, formal charges have not yet been filed.