Friday, January 29, 2010
The staff has been to every school we work with, we've watched the girls and boys spit their rhymes and now the decisions have been made. We're going to announce the winners of SCORES Seattle's chance for a boy and girl to receive an all expenses paid trip to New York City. They'll get to slam their poems at the NY Stock Exchange. There is an earlier post about this with more details.
As hard as deciding which poet-athlete had the best stage presence when slamming their poem, the best answers to questions about themselves and SCORES and the best content in their poem, it was clear who the winners were from the moment we heard their readings. It's tough to only give the prize to two students, they all really deserved it, but there's only so much room in the Big Apple for Slam Poets.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
“Seattle School Board won’t Guarantee Siblings can Attend Same School,” Jan. 21, 2010 The
“If your Kids are Awake, They’re Probably Online,” The
“Hanauer-We’re Cautiously Optimistic about CBA,” Prost Amerika Soccer, Jan. 20, 2010
“Obama pushes $1.35-billion Expansion of Education Plan,” Los Angeles Times, Jan 20, 2010, by Mark Silva
“City Completes deal to bring MLS to
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The SCORES staff is off to Maple Elementary this afternoon to have our first round of poetry slam tryouts. We'll hear four students rhyme their own works. The poet-athletes were nominated by their coaches and our staff based on performances at the end-of-the-fall season Seattle Poetry Slam. They'll read one of their pieces for the staff. Then we're going to put them on the spot and ask them interview questions, much like they will get from the media if selected to go.
The two students selected to represent SCORES Seattle will each receive an all expense paid trip to New York city. In New York they'll preform their slams at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday April 19th. This will be a big fundraiser for our National Organization, not to mention a unique experience for two of our poet-athletes.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
“As School Exit Tests Prove Tough, States Ease Standards” by Ian Urbina, New York Times, Jan. 11, 2010 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/12/education/12exit.html?ref=us
“Rainier Beach will get Second Principal” by Linda Shaw, Seattle Times, Jan. 11, 2010 http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010768758_principals12m.html
“What is Generation adidas?“ by Matt Gaschk, The Rave Green Blog, Jan. 11, 2010 http://www.soundersfc.com/News/Blogs/Rave-Green.aspx
“Four Teacher Tricks You Can Try at Home” by Julie Williams, Education.com, Jan. 12, 2010 http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Four_Teacher_Tricks/?cid=90.710
“The Economic Benefits from Halving the Dropout Rate: A Boom to Businesses in the Nation’s Largest Metropolitan Areas” The Alliance for Education http://www.all4ed.org/publication_material/EconMSA
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The donations will also provide a vehicle for our poet-athletes to give back to their communities this spring through service-learning projects. These opportunities will alter the students sense of what they are capable of and improve their self-image; thank you all for making this transformation possible.
We had many donations from a variety of people and organizations and we want to thank all of you. The campaign's funds will help insure SCORES is able to provide our services into 2010, and beyond.
We hope everyone has a great 2010 and continues their support of SCORES throughout the new year.