La Center Sch. Dist.
La Center moving to full 5 days per week kindergarten in upcoming school year! - 07/22/15
Since September of 2011, La Center School District has provided a 4 full days per week Kindergarten program. Starting in September of 2015, La Center's Kindergarten program will move to 5 full days per week, with help from State funding. Studies show the benefits to this added time with these youngest students pays the biggest dividends in the long run.
Janice Broten to receive Outstanding Young Educator Award from Washington State ASCD - 07/20/15
The Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD) has announced that Ms. Janice Broten, grade 7/8 leadership teacher at La Center Middle School, is the recipient of their Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA) for 2015. The Outstanding Young Educator Award is intended to recognize an educator who achieves excellence in instructional leadership in teaching and learning. The award will be accepted by Ms. Broten at the Washington Educators' Conference in Bellevue in October.
Janice Broten's impact begins in her leadership classroom where students learn a great deal about being good leaders and role models in and out of school. Her leadership students are fundamental in creating school climate. They plan pep assemblies, spirit days, dances, fundraisers, service projects and bullying presentations (among other things) for La Center Middle School.
For the past nine years, Janice facilitated their annual Kids Making Miracles for Doernbecher Children's Hospital fundraiser spending hours planning and organizing activities with ASB and leadership students. Students raised more than $42,000 in those nine years.