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200 Community Volunteers Join Forces on Destiny’s Campus to Build a New Playground for SOAR Academy

Sep 12, 2018

This fall, volunteers from Keurig Dr. Pepper, Columbia Distributing, SOAR Academy and the community joined KaBOOM! at the Destiny Charter Middle School campus to transform an empty site into a kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground for the students of SOAR Academy, which is now located on Destiny’s campus.

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Thank You

Students Say ‘Thank You’ to Staff and Educators

Aug 31, 2018

In this video, students from across the network have something to say to all of the leaders, staff, and teachers who prepare them for college, leadership, and life.

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Strong Leaders Take the Helm at Green Dot Schools Across the Country

Aug 28, 2018

As we begin a new school year, Green Dot is proud to introduce a number of new school leaders. While not all are new faces at their schools, they are all new to the helm.

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Send Us to SXSWedu 2019: Vote Now for Green Dot’s Panel Submissions

Aug 21, 2018

Green Dot has submitted four panels for the SXSWedu 2019 conference and we need your help to make sure our panels get chosen! Create an account with SXSW and vote for Green Dot’s panels.

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EdSurge–How Data Science Adds Computational Thinking—and Fun—to Gym Class

Jul 31, 2018

Eli Sheldon, now a founding ninth grade computer science teacher at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy high school and formerly the region’s Computational Thinking Specialist, shares the success of a particular computational thinking unit with EdSurge.

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Meet Some of the Founding Faces of Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School

Jul 23, 2018

Last year, Green Dot Public Schools opened the middle school grades for Rainier Valley Leadership Academy, and now we are excited to announce the opening of Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School (RVLA HS) this fall!

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Check Out the Smiles of the Class of 2018

Jun 28, 2018

Green Dot is proud to celebrate the Class of 2018! This year marked a number of milestones for our schools, and as we reflect on the school year, it’s clear how much there is to celebrate.

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Tacoma Weekly — Destiny primed to grow as first class graduates

Jun 26, 2018

The Tacoma Weekly highlights Destiny Middle School’s first class of eighth graders moving on to high school next year, about half of which have been with Destiny since it opened three years ago.

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Kent Reporter–Kent’s Excel Public Charter School recognizes first graduating class

Jun 21, 2018

The Kent Reporter features Excel Public Charter School’s first graduating class of eighth graders.

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Edutopia–The Flexibility of Computational Thinking

Jun 15, 2018

Computational Thinking Specialist Eli Sheldon shares with Edutopia three middle school projects—in English, math, and history—use computational thinking skills to address social justice topics.

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Kent Reporter — Local students accepted into WAS Summer Residency at The Museum of Flight

Jun 7, 2018

Excel Public Charter School’s music program was highlighted by the Kent Reporter for recently being awarded a piano by the Seattle Symphony.

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Tacoma Weekly — My son is happy and set to succeed in school

May 29, 2018

Destiny Middle School parent Imelda Santana shares with The Tacoma Weekly why Destiny is an important part of the Tacoma community, and the right option for her son.

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And the Winners of the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards Are…

May 17, 2018

On May 5, 2018, eight Golden Dot Awards were given to staff who exemplify Green Dot Public Schools’ core values. Take a look at this year’s winners!

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Kent Reporter–‘School Choice Isn’t Political – It’s Personal’

May 11, 2018

Excel Public Charter School parent Kesha Senters shares with the Kent Reporter what makes this neighborhood school such a good fit for her daughter.

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appreciation

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day from Green Dot Public Schools!

May 9, 2018

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day from Green Dot Public Schools!

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CT Day

Excel Students Flex Computational Thinking Skills at Their Annual CT Day

Apr 9, 2018

Each year, students and teachers at Excel Public Charter School celebrate and demonstrate mastery in their computational thinking (CT) skills at CT Day—a full day devoted to concepts such as algorithmic thinking, pattern recognition and experimentation. At this year’s CT Day, students rotated around to various stations that challenge and hone their CT skills.

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Parents at Excel Help Build the Family Feel

Apr 2, 2018

Two Excel Public Charter School parents, Office Coordinator Jessica Youmans and parent volunteer Jessica Berglund, share their experience with sending their students to a school that feels like a family.

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Announcing the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards Finalists

Mar 28, 2018

Meet the finalists for the Sixth Annual Golden Dot Awards!

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How Destiny Middle School is Supporting Students Beyond Its Own Doors

Mar 15, 2018

At Destiny Middle School, we’re excited that over 20 students from the current eighth grade class have been accepted to local magnet programs.

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Follow Excel’s Computational Thinking Balloon Into Space

Mar 9, 2018

Last spring, Excel Public Charter School launched a weather balloon to an altitude of 112,000 feet to cap off the first-ever Computational Thinking Day.

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