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Bowl with Burgess on Beacon, 9/12

City Councilmember Tim Burgess. Photo courtesy of Seattle City Council.
Judith Edwards and Jodie Vice would like to invite you to join them for an evening of lawn bowling with Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess on Monday, September 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Park Lawn Bowling Club. Burgess chairs the City Council’s Public Safety and Education Committee. He’ll be here on the Hill to enjoy some late summer lawn bowling and find out what’s important to Beacon Hill residents. Food and beverages will be provided.

Councilmember Tim Burgess on visiting Mercer Middle School

Councilmember Tim Burgess
Photo from seattle.gov
On Tuesday, Tim Burgess from the Seattle City Council stopped by Mercer Middle School for a Families and Education Levy Oversight Committee meeting held there to demonstrate the effect the levy has had in turning the school around. He writes:

As a result of high expectations and standards, student behavior has improved. Instead of suspensions, the school now tries to keep kids with behavior problems in class, monitors them and offers old-fashioned nurturing, guidance, and what we might just call “hand-holding.” In the month of September, Mercer had no suspensions or expulsions. None. Zero. That fact alone is cause for celebration. Couple it with the surge in academic performance, the spirit of expectation and hope in the hallways and classrooms, and Mercer Middle School is a shining star on Beacon Hill.

Read the rest on Tim’s blog.

Beacon Bits: Buses, Chinese food, and crime

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