Goes to McLoughlin Middle School PEAK! partner El Chapala Mexican Restaurant for hosting a field trip to the restaurant for McLoughlin Middle School 6th and 7th grade dual language students. The students learned about traditional Hispanic foods and culture and about owning a business. The owners, Flor and Victorino Mendoza, gave the students advice and encouraged the students to follow their dreams.
INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISE WEEK CULMINATES IN TRADESHOW
Click the image to view a slideshow from Enterprise Week.
More than 700 seniors from three of Pasco’s high schools are gathered at the TRAC for the week-long experience known as Enterprise. The event is a business simulation which requires students to work in teams, also called companies, to create new products and operate businesses. The companies are mentored and judged by a cadre of hundreds of volunteers.
Community members will be on hand to judge presentations on marketing and advertising on Dec. 5 beginning at 9 a.m., and tradeshow exhibits and the stockholder presentations beginning at 8:15 a.m. on Dec. 6.
The tradeshow is the culmination of the students’ hard work developing a business with the help of company advisors. Judges will have the opportunity to evaluate each team’s tradeshow exhibit and score them based on their business plan, marketing strategy, final product and overall presentation. The winning companies in each category and the overall winners will be named at the Awards Ceremony scheduled for 1:00 on Dec. 6 at TRAC.
Now in its 14th year, Enterprise is a partnership with local businesses and business leaders, Pasco School District and Washington Business Week. Students participate in all facets of business, serving as CEO’s, human resources directors, web developers, production managers and marketing directors. Students learn the requirements of these positions in a business and apply their skills to earn points from judges during the presentations of their products.
“In their exit surveys many of the seniors say that Enterprise is among the most important and memorable weeks of their high school careers,” says Director of Career and Technical Education Chris Martinson. “The program is business focused, but the theme really covers the world of work. In some instances it has changed students’ lives and career paths.”
Posted Dec. 5, 2013
PASCO SCHOOL DISTRICT'S VALERIE ARAGON NAMED PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR
Twain Elementary School Principal Valerie Aragon was selected as the 2014 Distinguished Elementary School Principal of the Year for the Lake Wallula region representing southeast Washington. The award, which is sponsored by the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP) and Elementary School Principals of Washington (ESPAW) was announced on Dec. 4. With this honor, Aragon will be a candidate for the National Distinguished Principal Award next school year. “Valerie has demonstrated her passion and commitment to Pasco students and as well as her significant skills in improving student achievement in several Pasco schools. We are very pleased that she was nominated and selected by her colleagues for this award. It is well-deserved.” said Superintendent Hill.
Posted Dec. 4, 2013
MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION LEVY FAQ
On February 11, 2014, Pasco School District will run a regularly scheduled, replacement Maintenance and Operation Levy. Please take a look at this brochure with information about the rates, what this levy supports, and how Pasco levy dollars are spent.
Q: How did the District keep the rate the same even though three new elementary schools will open by 2015?
A: Because the Legislature partially complied with the Supreme Court’s direction in the McCleary decision to fund the State’s basic education requirements by 2018. The Supreme Court has ruled that the State needs to pay for its educational obligations and not force local taxpayers to foot the bill. The 2013 Legislature put a “down payment” on that obligation. The State will now pay a bigger share of Transportation and Materials, Supplies, and Operations Costs (MSOCS) that were formerly funded through local levy dollars. This is enough to enable the school district to fund the local share of operating three new schools without increasing the levy rate.
Posted Dec. 3, 2013
FORMER PASCO EDUCATOR, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER FEATURED
Photo by Kai-HUEI YAU - Tri-CIty Herald.
Posted Dec. 2, 2013
Second chances can make all the difference as Pasco High School senior Alvaro Contreras.
Posted Nov. 27, 2013
CHIAWANA DECA RECEIVES $25K GRANT FROM STATE FARM