School briefs

Dec 27, 2017

KAMIAK STUDENT IS PASSIONATE ABOUT POLITICS

This has been an exciting and successful season of debating for Niko Battle, a junior at Kamiak, who has competed in three Lincoln Douglas debate tournaments.

The first was the Loyola Invitational, held in Los Angeles, where he made it to the quarterfinals and secured his first bid in his second tournament, the Tournament of Champions.

Success for Battle also includes his passion for politics.

His most recent work last summer was serving as the campaign manager for Sarah Kneller, who won a seat on the Mukilteo City Council.

 

WHAT ARE NATURAL LEADERS AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

Student success in school is highly correlated with the level of parent involvement. Natural Leaders is a program developed in 2003 by the Washington Alliance for Better Schools to build relationships with families and to encourage parent involvement at school and in the community.

Parent volunteers receive training on how to serve as multi-cultural bridges between students, families, educators, communities and schools, and to create a comprehensive support system for English-learning students throughout their K-12 experience. Currently, there are more than 70 natural leaders actively working in Mukilteo schools. Everyone is welcome to be a natural leader.

“Natural leaders have different skills and talents and make a great team,” said Ruth Bermudez, parent liaison at Horizon Elementary and a natural leader. “As parents, we all want our kids to be successful and have a successful life.”

To learn more about Natural Leaders, go to www.wabsalliance.org/community-leadership/natural-leaders.

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