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Walla Walla Public Schools names Graduate of Distinction recipients - 04/30/21

WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla Public Schools names this year's honorees for the Graduates of Distinction program.  They are: Elizabeth “Libby” Frazier, Class of 1973; Judith Ann Huntington, Class of 1964; Garth Lindsey, Class of 1962; Mike Monahan; Class of 1960, Allison Bingham, PhD; Class of 1977, and Kathy Covey; Class of 1973. This is the highest honor bestowed by the district. 

These individuals have distinguished themselves in their communities and careers, and they continue to bring honor to the district. Celebrate alongside these distinguished alumni at a reception in their honor on Monday, June 7 (details listed below). Listen to their stories and hear who helped shape their lives during their school years.

RECEPTION DETAILS

Date:   Monday, June 7, 2021

Time:   4 to 5:30 p.m.

Place:  Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center

NOTE: Due to COVID restrictions, seating is limited. If you are interested in attending, contact Susie Golden – sgolden@wwps.org  /  (509) 526-6715         

For more information, please contact Mark Higgins, 526-6716, mhiggins@wwps.org

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Walla Walla Public Schools names new Technology Director - 04/30/21

WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith has identified Keith Ross as its new Director of Technology following an extensive search and selection process. Current Technology Director Sergio Razo has accepted a new position in the Seattle area in order to be closer to family.

Ross has more than 25 years of experience in Information Technology, including 13 years as a director. He is currently the Director of Technology Services for the Wahluke School District in Matawa, WA. He also spent 10 years as a Director of Information Technology with Sound Publishing, Inc., the largest paper publishing company in Washington State.

Ross holds a Masters of Business Administration in Information Technology Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. He also holds numerous industry certifications from CISCO, Microsoft, CompTIA and CIW. Ross says the WWPS Technology team will focus on being progressive and forward-thinking, and quick to identify and eliminate any barrier that is in the way of our students receiving the equitable educational experience they deserve.

“My underlying departmental goal is always to provide that personal and respectful service to every one of our stakeholders,” said Ross. “The technology department and team have never been more critical to a school district than they are now. The growth of educational technology during the pandemic has changed how technology is and will be used in classrooms going forward.”

Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith says there were several qualified candidates in the pool, but Ross’ qualities and experiences catapulted him to the top of the field.

“Keith’s resume, commitment to customer-service and leadership qualities are impressive,” noted Dr. Smith. “His references spoke resoundingly to these strengths, making him the ideal fit to join our district and community as he assumes leadership of our innovative technology department.” 

Ross is married to an educator and they have a 10-year-old son. He and his family lived on Whidbey Island for most of their lives. He enjoys sightseeing, biking, gardening, theater, sports events and golfing. Ross will begin his tenure with Walla Walla Public Schools July 1.

For more information, please contact Mark Higgins, 526-6716, mhiggins@wwps.org

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Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors Regular Study Meeting: May 4, 2021 - 04/30/21

Supporting documents are available via the following link:  https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/997

Walla Walla Public Schools Bond Oversight Committee Meeting: April 27, 2021 - 04/26/21

In accordance with their duties to review the 2018 Bond program, a meeting of the WWPS Bond Oversight Committee will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 5:45 p.m. at the Walla Walla High School Administration Building.

Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting will need to pre-register by contacting Susie Golden at 509-526-6715 or sgolden@wwps.org by 12:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.

Details are available via the following link:  http://www.wwps.org/bond/bond-oversight-committee

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District announces the free Summer Sol -- "It's a Vibe" program - 04/16/21

WALLA WALLA - Today Director of Accelerated Learning and Support Brent Cummings launched the summersol.org website announcing free, exciting summer programs for all grade levels. Registration begins in early May. 

Summer Sol Highlights:
•    Programming available for all grade levels
•    Dates: June 21 to August 13
•    Accelerated Learning
•    Experiential camps and projects
•    Access to community partner programs and events
•    Teacher supported, growth oriented
•    Individually tailored with a math and reading focus
•    Earn high school credits
•    Fun camps and hands-on activities
•    Food and transportation provided
•    Summersol.org  /  (509) 526-6787
•    Brent Cummings: bcummings@wwps.org

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Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors Regular Business Meeting: April 20, 2021 - 04/16/21

Supporting documents are available via the following link:  https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/997