Jaguar News: Nov. 22, 2019

Jaguar News November 22, 2019
November 22, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates

November 23 – Girls Soccer games
Varsity vs. Hamilton @ Roosevelt 11:00am
JV vs. Hamilton @ Roosevelt 3:30pm

November 27 – Turn in basketball paperwork

November 28 and 29 – NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Day and Native American Heritage Day)

November 30 – Families of Color and Special Education brunch (see details below) 10:30am

December 3 – Boys basketball tryouts (JAMS gyms) 3:45-5:30pm

December 5 – Boys basketball tryouts (JAMS gyms) 3:45-5:30pm

December 5 – TAJA presents “Much Ado About Nothing” (JAMS auditorium) 7:00pm

December 6 – Boys basketball callbacks (JAMS gyms) 3:45-5:30pm

December 6 – TAJA presents “Much Ado About Nothing” (JAMS auditorium) 7:00pm

December 7 – TAJA presents “Much Ado About Nothing” (JAMS auditorium) 2:00pm and 7:00pm

December 9 – Girls basketball tryouts (JAMS gyms) 3:45-5:30pm

December 9 – JAMS PTSA board meeting (JAMS library) 7:00pm

December 10 – Girls basketball tryouts (JAMS gyms) 3:45-5:30pm

December 10 – Band concert (JAMS auditorium) 7:00pm

December 12 – Orchestra concert (JAMS auditorium) 7:00pm

December 19 – Choir concert (JAMS auditorium) 7:00pm

December 20 – One-hour early dismissal 2:45pm

December 23 to January 3 – NO SCHOOL (Winter break)

JAMS School calendar
JAMS PTSA webpage

Games, puzzles and books

**NEW**   Do you have games, puzzles, Lego bricks, or books that aren’t being used by your family? Are you clearing out, in preparation for upcoming holidays? Consider donating to JAMS!

Right now, students have a few games, puzzles and Legos bricks to use in the library after lunch, but the school would like to offer more, and have games available in the lunch room, too. In addition, JAMS has a bookshelf near the office for students to take a book to keep, or leave a book, that is always in need of restocking.

JAMS welcomes donations of games, puzzles, Lego bricks and books that are:
  • In good condition and complete. Donations do not need to be new, but please check to make sure they have all the pieces/parts/pages, and are in good shape.
  • Appropriate for middle schoolers. Games (like Candyland or Chutes and Ladders) or books designed for younger kids are good, too.
  • Able to be played in 10-15 minutes (for games). Students don’t have enough time at lunch to play longer games; popular games include Uno and Connect4. Some decks of cards for quick card games would be great!
Drop off donations in the JAMS main office.

Families of Color and Special Education brunch

Please join us for the first Families of Color and Special Education brunch on Saturday, November 30 at 10:30am. We will be discussing a range of topics including college prep, advocating for your child, and bullying. Please RSVP to or to get details on location. Kids of all ages welcome!

Winter Sports Information

JAMS school-sponsored winter sports are Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball.

All students must have their athletic paperwork completed and turned in to Ms. Riber in the main office, before they can participate in tryouts, preferably by November 27.

Athletic packets include a doctor-signed sports physical. Physicals are valid for 2 years from the exam date. Check with Ms. Riber ( to see if your student has a current physical on file at JAMS. Nathan Hale has a Teen Health Clinic that can provide sports physicals for our students. For more information, call 206-302-1840.​

Hard copies of athletic packets are available in the JAMS office. All forms are also available here. If your student participated in a fall sport and their physical is still valid, the only required form is the Basketball Safety Guidelines form

Girls basketball

  • Tryouts: December 9 and 10, after school (3:45-5:30) in the JAMS gym. Students are expected to attend both tryout days.
  • Practices: after school (3:45-5:30pm) in the JAMS gyms
    Varsity on Mondays and Thursdays, beginning on December 12
    JV on Mondays and Fridays, beginning on December 13
  • Game schedules will be posted when they are available.
Boys basketball
  • Tryouts: December 3, 5, and 6, after school (3:45-5:30) in the JAMS gym. All students are expected to attend the tryouts on December 3 and 5. December 6 will be a callback day.
  • Practices: after school (3:45-5:30pm) in the JAMS gyms
    Varsity on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning on December 12
    JV on Tuesdays and Fridays, beginning on December 13
  • Game schedules will be posted when they are available.

Senior Jazz dinner fundraiser

**NEW**  Join us for JAMS Senior Jazz Band Fundraiser at Bengal Tiger Indian Restaurant on Wednesday, December 4.

40% of ALL dinner proceeds will help send the Senior Jazz Band to perform in New Orleans.

Bring your family and friends! Members of the Senior Jazz Band will play some short sets.

5:30pm to 9pm — 6509 Roosevelt Way NE
Take-out orders count as proceeds — but NOT online delivery orders.

Sign up here to save your seat!

Jaguars Read!

**NEW**  This week, we hosted 7th grade LA classes in the library. 7th graders are working on setting new reading goals for second quarter and identifying books that will help them reach those goals. As a school, JAMS is working on equitable grading practices. One way we facilitate greater success for all students is by posting clear, student-friendly learning targets and a list of criteria to help them see a clear plan for achieving the target. See the chart below for this work in the library!

Makerspace update: due to the sudden popularity of whole classes in the library, and subsequently the need to close the library at some lunchtimes, Makerspace Monday is canceled for November 25, and we’ll try again after the Thanksgiving break.

Celebrate Indigenous authors and their stories with us at JAMS during Native American Heritage Month! Below is a short, recommended reading list of books by Indigenous authors. They come with rave reviews, and I have found them to be excellent reads. (They are all available in the JAMS library.)

  • An Indigenous People’s History of the United States (For Young People), by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Non-Fiction)
  • Romance Hearts Unbroken, by Cynthia Leitich Smith (YA)
  • The Girl and the Wolf, by Katherena Vermette (Children’s Picture Book)
  • #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women (Non-Fiction)
  • If I Ever get out of Here, by Eric Gansworth (YA)
  • How I Became a Ghost, by Tim Tingle (Middle Grade)

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!

Follow us on Instagram: jaguarsread

Ms. Christiansen, JAMS Librarian

Currently, I’m reading…

Spin the Dawn, by Elizabeth Lim (YA fantasy)
The Last True Poets of the Sea, by Julia Drake (YA realistic fiction)
Something in the Water, by Catherine Steadman (adult fiction novel)

(“Jaguars Read!” is a series from the JAMS librarian, Ms. Christiansen, providing news and information from the library.)

Big improvements coming our way!

JAMS site improvements (partially funded in the BEX V Levy) will be making headway this fall with a projected timeline for construction the summer of 2020! This means our staff parking lot, community stair project and several other high priority spaces will be made new again. The time is now to purchase your engravable tile for inclusion in the seat wall of the staircase. Visit to purchase a tile and learn more about potential site improvements. Questions? Email

Private school application instructions

Jane Addams Middle School (JAMS) receives a substantial amount of private high school recommendation and transcripts requests. We ask that parents/guardians follow the guidelines below so that we can process the forms in a timely manner.

To ensure our timely response, application requests must be turned in to us by December 13. We cannot guarantee that requests will be completed by January 16, if your request is submitted after December 13. It will be at the teacher’s discretion if they have time available.

School Records

  • Electronic Applications / Ravenna Solutions
    For private schools that use an online application system, please have the records request sent to:
  • Paper (offline) Applications
    For private schools that use paper applications please drop off a signed application form along with a private school addressed envelope with two (2) stamps to Main Office by December 19.  We will need a prepared envelope for each school if there are multiple schools.
What will be included in School Records:
  • Progress Report (1st Quarter – this year)
  • Middle School Academic History
  • Standardized testing
  • Attendance Report (this year)
  • Incident Report

Teacher Recommendations
Your requests for a teacher recommendation should be addressed to the teacher from whom you require a recommendation. Please provide a standard business sized envelope (addressed to the applicant school with adequate postage to cover at least two ounces.) This is required for each school to which you are applying.

It is also courteous to ask the teachers in advance (via e-mail) if they would be willing to fill out the forms, before dropping the forms off in their mailbox at the school.

Please submit requests early. The teachers and staff will process recommendations as time permits during their normal work schedule.

If you have any more questions, please contact the Registrar at:

Volunteer Corner

Keep the JAMS out of Traffic!!!

Traffic Volunteers needed daily to keep our kids safe and our traffic flow running smoothly. No need to sign up, simply feel free to come help any morning 8:30-8:55am or afternoon 3:20-3:45pm.  Stop by to sign in at the Main Office, don a fashionable fluorescent orange vest, and start wielding a traffic flag all in the name of traffic safety!  
What’s a Jaguar’s favorite thing to do after lunch? Spot clean! 

Lunch room volunteers needed daily for all three lunches.  No need to sign up, just come by any day you are free to help supervise and assist during one, two or all three lunch sessions.  Stop by the office to sign in and get a volunteer badge.

8th grade lunch – 10:50-11:30
6th grade lunch – 11:55-12:35
7th grade lunch –  1:00-1:40

High School Information

Hale High School

**NEW DETAILS** We invite and encourage families who will be assigned to NHHS to attend an information evening in order to get a head start on transition to high school. We also welcome families who are assigned to another school but are interested in NHHS and are considering going through the Open Enrollment process.

Future and prospective parents/guardians and students are invited to join us for one of the following informational evenings:

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
6:00PM – 7:00PM   Information Tables and Tours in Commons
 (last tour leaves Commons at 6:40)
7:00PM – 8:30PM   Presentation and Questions in Performing Arts Center
Topics: Courses offered; structure of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades; school culture and philosophy; school communication and opportunities for connections within the Nathan Hale Community

Monday, February 10, 2020
6:00PM – 7:00PM   Information Tables and Tours in Commons
 (last tour leaves Commons at 6:40)
7:00PM – 8:30PM   Presentation and Questions in Performing Arts Center
Topics: Courses offered; structure of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades; school culture and philosophy; school communication and opportunities for connections within the Nathan Hale Community

For families with students receiving Distinct (SM4), Access (SM4), Social Emotional Learning – SEL (SM3), Focus (SM2) and Medically Fragile services, classrooms will be open this evening from 6pm – 8pm with staff available to share information and answer questions

                                           Join us in any way that works for you:

  • Take a tour of the whole school – tours start at 6PM in the Commons – last tour leaves the Commons at 6:40, then head to the main office to be directed to the classrooms noted above
  • Or – head straight to the main office to be directed to the classrooms noted above

                                                         Students are welcome!

After December 10, families not able to attend one of the Information Nights are more than welcome to come to the main office between 3:40 and 4PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays to sign in, pick up an information packet and walk through the building on a self-guided tour.

Ingraham High School
School Open House Schedule and Day Time Tour Schedule for 2019-2020

Shadow Visits: December 3 thru February 13, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Reservations required.
Sign your Student up to shadow one of our current 9th Grade Student Guides thru the first 4 periods of the day (8:55am – 1:10pm).
Shadow Tour Dates: Dec 3, 5, 10, 12; Jan 7, 9, 14, 16 and Feb 4, 6, 11, 13. 
Please call (206)252-3889 Maria Medina to schedule a shadow visit for your student beginning Wed, Nov 13. Space is limited.

Ingraham Open House for incoming students
January 14  – 7:00 PM – Ingraham Auditorium
This is a general information night open to everyone. Our Principal Mr. Floe and our Ingraham Staff will answer any questions about academics, sports, clubs and student life at Ingraham.

Ingraham High School IB Information Night
January 15  – 7:00 PM – Ingraham Library
This is an information night for parents and students interested in the IB Program.
Please visit the Academics page at for additional IB program information.

Ingraham High School Day Time Tour
*****January 16  – 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM *****
Parents must accompany students on this tour. Dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes for the walking portion of the tour.

Questions? Call the Main Office at 206 252-3889.
Note: All tours are for parents and students.
No Need to RSVP for the evening open house or IB Information Night.

GO RAMS! Welcome Class of 2024!

Roosevelt High School

February 6, 2020 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Future and prospective students and parents/guardians are invited to join us from 7-8pm.

Lincoln High School

Lincoln will host an Information Night for prospective students for the 2020-2021 school year January 16 at 7p.m. 

Center School

The Center School is a small, arts-integrated public high school available to students from any neighborhood.  While our class selections are not as numerous as those of larger schools, our curriculum provides depth and hands-on rigor, with a college prep track for each and every student. &nbsnbsp;All seniors take AP English.  Our math and science program includes AP Environmental Science and AP Statistics.  Our multi-faceted visual arts program includes AP Studio Art.  We have robust, high-quality programs in theater, creative writing/poetry, as well as film-making and photography.  The Center School also has an exemplary social justice focus.  Our students excel in an award-winning Model UN program.  The Center School is a gem among Seattle Public High Schools!

 We are a great choice for your graduating 8th graders who are artistically inclined and want intellectual rigor.  The Center School is perfect for students who prefer a high school experience out of the mainstream that provides the structure and support needed for success.  Talented students who might be uninspired by other schools really thrive here.

 Being situated in the Armory, in the heart of Seattle Center, The Cener School has many arts and cultural organizations as neighbors.  The Center School builds partnerships and learning opportunities with these unique resources and our students benefit from this rich environment.

Open houses will be held January 23 and February 13, 2020.

Free parking is available in the Memorial Stadium Parking lot (parking pass), or you can email or to request an Open House parking pass.  Memorial Stadium parking is next to MOPOP museum – enter from 5th Ave. N, turning west on Harrison.

Raisbeck Aviation HS

Attention 8th grade parents! Wondering if Aviation is a good fit for your student? Check out our upcoming information night!

We will go over:

  • The application process, what to expect, how and when to apply.
  • Meet students, staff, and parents of current students.
  • Learn about what RAHS’s curriculum and how to prepare student for college and career.
  • Lean about extra-curricular activities such as Science Olympiad, Speech and Debate, Robotics, and Ultimate Frisbee to name just a few.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Raisbeck Aviation High School
9229 East Marginal Way S
Tukwila, WA 98108

Seattle Public Schools Information

Student Vaccination Requirements

Washington state law requires that students are fully vaccinated, be in the process of completing immunizations, or have a signed Certificate of Exemption in order to attend school.

Student records must reflect updated immunization status by January 8, 2020, or students cannot attend school until the required information is provided to the school nurse.

Families of students whose records are not up to date or are missing information were notified the week of November 1 via email, postal mail, and a letter home from your child’s school. Instructions for what to do if you receive this letter are here.

Read the King County immunization schedule for children.

Community Events and Programs

**NEW**  Nathan Hale Urban Farm Presale and Open House

The seasons are changing and it’s time to celebrate.  Come join us as we throw open our green house doors for our winter open house, Sunday November 24 between 12pm and 2pm.  Nathan Hale horticulture students have colorful poinsettias and beautiful handmade wreaths for sale.  Please join us at the greenhouse located behind Jane Addams for hot drinks cookies and fun at the farm. 

DON’T WAIT!!! You can reserve wreathes, red and white poinsettias now to pick up during the open house.  Click RESERVE MY PURCHASE. Can’t make it to the open house?  Schedule another time by emailing, or for orders of 10+ we will deliver FOR FREE. 

**NEW**  Roosevelt Jazz Nutcracker

The award winning Roosevelt Jazz Band will perform Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s Jazz Nutcracker on Saturday, December 7 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 pm in Roosevelt High School’s Performing Arts Theatre. Ticket are $18.00 for adults & $13.00 for students and seniors. This show gets your feet tapping and fills your heart with joy. Get your tickets at

**NEW**  Thanksgiving School Break Events for Kids and Teens at the Seattle Public Library Nov. 22-Dec. 1

The Seattle Public Library has a variety of activities scheduled for children, tweens and teens every day of the Thanksgiving week school break. Beginning Friday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Dec. 1, the Library will offer free programs ranging from programming robots to playing video games, chess and more!

Buy-Nothing Day: Gift making – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 3, The Norcliffe Foundation Living Room, 206-386-4636. In honor of Buy-Nothing Day, join us in making hot cocoa mix with possible additional flavors, a calming fall “tea bath”, and fall leaf wreaths you can share. For all ages.

LibraryLab: Robots! – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at the Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way S.W., 206-733-9125. Come learn programming basics with our dashing Dash robots, create a track for our Ozobots to follow, and a build maze for our Robot Mice to navigate! For children.

Winter Craft Extravaganza with LEGOs – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518. Kids and their grownups are invited to create crafts to celebrate winter and winter holidays, including Chanukah, Winter Solstice, and Christmas! For children.

Detective Cookie’s Chess Club – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906. Children and teens, ages 7 and up, are invited to join the group. Family and community members are also welcome. Drop by to learn and play chess! For children & teens.

Youth Drop in Chess – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454. Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. All skill levels are welcome. Chess sets and guidance by an adult chess coach will be available. For children & teens.

Teen Time – 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 at the NewHolly Branch, 7058 32nd Ave. S., 206-386-1905. Drop in to hangout, make new friends and play games — including board and video games. For teens.

Middle School Early Release Wednesdays – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 at the Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7539. Help us come up with a program name, plan programs, and create a welcoming space in the teen area. Snacks and games provided. For tweens and teens, grades 6 and up.

Teen Time – 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 at the Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1906. Hang out with your friends and other teens your age! Play video games, board games, listen to music, talk and laugh out loud, and eat until the food runs out. For teens.

Apple Cup Screening – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Watch the UW Huskies and WSU Cougars on the big screen at the Library! For all ages.

Game On! – 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at the High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St., 206-684-7454. Enjoy the holiday weekend!  Today we offer crafts: origami and beading, board games, Xbox 360, Wii games and refreshments. Whether you are a gaming expert or newbie: here is your chance to get some game time, meet other gamers and hear about the Library’s programs. For all ages.

LibraryLab Academy: UV Light and Stop Motion Animation – 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Southwest Branch, 9010 35th Ave. S.W., 206-684-7455. Join us for a special LibraryLab Academy. We will learn about UV light and make a short stop motion animated film. For children & teens. Registration required, call 206-684-7455 to sign up.

Book Buddies – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980. Drop in to read and discuss books with other kids! The program will be lead by one of our high school service learners. For children.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask A Librarian.

**NEW**  Fall 2019 Math Challenge Tournament

Saturday, December 7 10am-1pm
Concordia Lutheran School
7040 36th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115

Sponsored by Concordia PTL

Flex your mental muscles and join us for this fun, familyfriendly event. All are welcome! Space is limited. Register at or email to learn more.

All registered students will receive a certificate of participation and a keepsake. Students who are in the top 10% in their grade level and division nationally will earn medals. Student who scores the highest overall in their grade level and division will be awarded a Champion Water Bottle.

**NEW** One on One Basketball Camps

Competitive Skills & Scrimmage Camp
Ravenna CC (Monday, December 23) 
9AM-3PM / Grades 4-8 / Cost: $65

Thanksgiving Break Hoops Camp
Meadowbrook CC
Monday-Wednesday (11/25-11/27) 
9AM-3PM / Ages 6-12 / Cost: $155

Holiday Hoops Camp
Week 1 – Queen Anne CC (12/23, 12/26, 12/27)
9AM-3PM / Ages 6-12 / Cost: $155
Week 2 – Ravenna CC (12/30, 1/2, 1/3)
9AM-3PM / Ages 6-12 / Cost: $155

Register at:

Free Showing of Screenagers: Next Chapter

Please join The Downtown School community on Wednesday, December 4 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm  for a screening of Screenagers: Next Chapter. The film examines what can be done to help teens build crucial skills in our digital age to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression. This screening is free and open to the public, so bring a friend and spread the word! We’ll be accepting donations to Teen Link at the door and holding a moderated discussion after the screening. Click this link to RSVP. Adults only, please. We look forward to seeing you there.

Meadowbrook Pond Luminaria Walk

Saturday December 7th (5:30 -8:00) wear lights!!
Prep – Thursday December 5th, Meadowbrook Community Center 6:30 – 9:00
Please volunteer at one or both events: COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS -Contact: NIKOLAJ 360 659-9343

TeenTix Pass Program

ANY teenager (13-19 years old) can sign up for a free TeenTix pass! The pass entitles teens to purchase $5 day-of-show tickets at any of our 75 partner organizations in Seattle (69) and Tacoma (6). Plus, we make sure teens know WHERE they can use their TeenTix pass once they get it – explore the Calendar for all the events available to you on a specific day, or in a specific genre – and our weekly E-Newsletter gives you a list of our top picks for the upcoming week. Since 2004, over 65,800 teens from all over the world have signed up for a TeenTix pass, purchasing more than 125,000 affordable tickets to arts and cultural events in our community! But TeenTix is about much more than cheap tickets. We also provide opportunities for teens from all backgrounds to engage deeply with the arts, through The New Guard and The Press Corps.

Homework Help at Lake City Library

Free homework help for students in grades K-12 is available at the Lake City Library (12501 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125 (206)-684-7518) every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:30 to 7:30pm. Free snacks are provided from 5:30 to 6:30pm by the Hunger Intervention Program.

Meadowbrook Teen Life Center Late Night
Ages 13-19

Late Night is a safe and supportive environment for teens . This recreation-based program focuses on positive teen interactions and engagement where all teens are welcomed. The Late Night Program is aligned and supportive of the city’s Race and Social Equity framework, including education and employment readiness programs. Come to your local Late Night and explore more of what we have to offer!

Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m.-Midnight

Accessible Skating for ALL ages at Magnuson Community Center

Community Fun Skate, 2nd Sunday of each month, 2-5pm
Magnuson Community Center (7110 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98115)

We have skates in sizes J9-12

Come join us for our FREE series of Sunday Skates brought to you by PFM Roller Derby at Magnuson Community Center. All ages and abilities are welcome but children under the age of 18 must have parental permission (see below for details). This is a free event with donations welcome to support future fun skates. We will provide space, tunes, games, and the skates. You provide the smiles and laughter.

Kids 12-17 may be dropped off with a signed parental/guardian waiver, which we will keep on file for 2019. 11 and under must have a parent/guardian (18 and over) present at center, may watch. 

Power of Kindness (POK) Video Contest

POK video contest open to all Seattle middle and high school students!

  • Create a short video—three minutes or less—showing the power of kindness (POK).
  • Post it to YouTube and email the link and your name, age, school and contact phone number to
  • Do this before May 1, 2020, and you’re entered to win a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud
    Three subscriptions will be awarded based on the kindness that videos inspire in the friends, neighbors and business owners who, through the Phinney Neighborhood Association, have helped create
  • Winners will be announced June 7, 2020.

Meet astronauts, engineers and pilots!

The Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program (MPA) at The Museum of Flight is named in honor of Washington native and payload commander of the Space Shuttle Columbia.

Participants will be enrolled in an interactive online learning website and invited to participate in MPA-sponsored events, the first being a full-day event at The Museum of Flight in February.

This program is for current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and is FREE!

Learn more, and register (registration closes on December 2) here

Community offerings are included in the Jaguar News as helpful resources for our parents and students. They are not to be perceived as endorsements by Jane Addams Middle School, the JAMS PTSA, or Seattle Public Schools. 
Main Office: 206­-252-4500 (8:25 AM­-4:15 PM EXCEPT Wednesdays 8:25 AM-3 PM)
Attendance: 206-­252-­4504 (or )
SPS Transportation Office: 206-­252-­0900
School website: 
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