New Horizon School

After a 2-year hiatus, the New Horizon School ASB brought back the high school formal on Saturday March 18th 2023 with the theme, “A French Masquerade”. Students started the night off with a formal dinner of Chicken Cordon Bleu, Garlic Dill Baby Red Potatoes with green beans on the side, a dessert of Vanilla Puff Pastries with chocolate and Sparkling Apple Cider served by high school teachers and parent volunteers.

The night concluded with a dance party put together by NHS student Aslynn R.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make the night such a great success for our students and guests. Special thank you to Black Cat Studios Design and Photography for capturing our amazing event.

March 20th, 2023

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Excellent educators from both public and private K12 schools are invited to join a Professional Educator Advisory Board (PEAB) to strengthen Washington State’s college and university educational degree programs on behalf of all students in our state.  These people, who are doing great work in school every day, often remain unknown for their extra efforts developing training, content, practices and evaluation materials for the education degree programs on which they are collaborating.

Do you know any of these private school educators who have advocated for student success with the private school educator experience in mind on the following PEABs?

  • Angelica Calcote, Teacher at Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma on the Teacher PEAB at University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Julie Deppa, Director of Culture & People Development at The Bear Creek School in Redmond on the Admin PEAB at Washington State University
  • Kathleen De Bruyn, Teacher at New Horizon School in Renton on the Teacher PEAB at Pacific Lutheran University
  • Stephanie Gates, Principal of Cascade Christian Academy in Wenatchee on the Admin PEAB at Wenatchee Valley College
  • Kimberly Grycel, High School Teacher at Lynden Christian School on the Teacher PEAB at Western Washington University
  • Anja Kubiniec, Prek & Elementary Teacher in The Gardner School of Arts & Sciences in Vancouver on the Teacher and ECE program at Clark College
  • Michaela Monks, Teacher at St. Madeleine Sophie School in Bellevue on the Teacher PEAB for the Pilot Teacher Residency on Inclusivity & Special Education with the Washington Education Association
  • Sam Procopio, Principal of Bishop Blanchet in Seattle on the Admin PEAB at the University of Washington
  • Patrick Segadelli, Teacher at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane on the Washington State University School of Education Teacher PEAB.
  • Sandi Wollum, Head of School at Seabury School in Tacoma on the University of Puget Sound Teacher PEAB

Thank you to the hundreds of additional independent school educators who WFIS has appointed to serve as the voice of private schools on these educational advisory boards.

The influence of a great educator can never be erased!  If you know of someone who would appreciate the opportunity to gain board experience by advising on a PEAB, please use the WFIS PEAB Recommendation Form (on tab 2 of this page). The PEAB responsibilities and expectations can be found HERE

March 15th, 2023

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Thank you to the Rotary Club of Renton for their generous donation of a new stove to our THRIVE Transition Extension program. Your contribution makes a positive impact in the learning environment of our Transition Extension program students. THRIVE Transition teacher Christina Schaefer-Harbison says, “The new stove has been a valuable addition to our cooking program. It cooks faster and is easy to clean! Its newer features are more typical of stoves that students will encounter when cooking on their own outside of school.”

Thank you once again for your generous donation! It’s great to be supported by members of our local community!

March 8th, 2023

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