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January 7, 2021

Get To Know Kennewick Schools Webinar Schedule

We're hosting a series of webinars to help the community learn more about our district. The "Get to Know Kennewick Schools" webinar series includes sessions on everything from our strategic plan to the ways we're ensuring students are prepared for high school graduation.

Webinar Zoom link: http://bit.ly/3e2fRd2.

Translation will be available in Spanish and Arabic. If you miss one of the live sessions, check back here afterward for a recording.

KSD’s Strategic Plan: Envisioning the Future

Recorded Oct, 27, 2020

Presenter: Dr. Traci Pierce, superintendent.

Strategic planning plays an important role in the continuous improvement efforts and establishes the direction of an organization by assessing where you are and envisioning where you want to be. Join Dr. Traci Pierce as she discusses the KSD’s Strategic Plan: Envisioning The Future. All community members are welcome to join the discussion.

Watch a recording of the webinar: https://bit.ly/3neUbgJ


Guiding Student Success Through Social-Emotional Learning

Recorded Nov. 17, 2020

Presenters: Brian Leavitt, K-12 student services director, and Kelly Bolson, atudent aupport and behavior coordinator.

Kennewick School District has a goal that all students are safe, known and valued. Presenters will share with you exactly how staff are striving to reach that goal.  Join us to learn more about our district Social Emotional Learning curriculum, Character Strong, and hear about the Social Emotional Behavior teams that are in place and creating plans that include building capacity and expanding our mental health supports, so all kids in Kennewick can experience success.

Watch a recording of the webinar: https://bit.ly/3pMoDQU


Getting to Graduation: Credit Opportunities and Requirements

Recorded Dec. 15, 2020

Presenters: Jack Anderson, assistant superintendent of secondary education, and Ron Williamson, Online Learning Academy coordinator.

Starting with the Class of 2021, Kennewick students have new graduation requirements. Learn more about the 24-credit graduation requirement, middle and high school credit opportunities, the computer competency requirement, the High School & Beyond Plan, and graduation pathways.

Watch a recording of the webinar: https://bit.ly/3pOPewQ


Earning College Credit While in High School

Recorded Jan. 19, 2021

Presenters: Jack Anderson, assistant superintendent of secondary education; Chris Chelin, principal of Kamiakin High School; Ron King, principal of Kennewick High School; Molly Hamaker-Teals, principal of Southridge High School; Paul Randall, director of Tri-Tech Skills Center; Tricia Anderson, director of Career & Technical Education; and Abby Mattson, assistant director of Career & Technical Education.

Getting a jump start on college credit in high school provides students with many advantages, including saving money on a college education. Learn more about the district’s International Baccalaureate program, Advanced Placement courses, College in the High School, Career and Technical Education dual credit opportunities, and Running Start. 

Watch a recording of the webinar: https://bit.ly/3c1VXQv


Dual Language Opportunities

Recorded Feb. 16, 2021

Learn about dual language opportunities in the Kennewick School District. Presenters: Matt Scott, assistant superintendent of curriculum, assessment and professional development; Sarah Del Toro, migrant/bilingual coordinator; Blanca Harvey, dual language facilitator; Jaime Silva, principal of Fuerza Elementary School; and Brittany Mercer, principal of Eastgate Elementary.

Watch a recording of the webinar: https://bit.ly/2N8hNb6


Careers with Kennewick Schools

Recorded March 16, 2021

Presenters: Dr. Doug Christensen, associate superintendent of human resources, and Toni Neidhold, director of human resources.

Watch a recording of the webinar: https://bit.ly/3cKMnjE


Focus on Reading

April 20, 2021 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presenters: Matt Scott, assistant superintendent of curriculum, assessment and professional development, and Liz Dale, K-12 English Language Arts coordinator.

Webinar Zoom link: http://bit.ly/3e2fRd2.


Focus on Math and Science

May 18, 2021 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presenters: Matt Scott, assistant superintendent of curriculum, assessment and professional development, and Tina Brewer, K-12 math and science coordinator.

Webinar Zoom link: http://bit.ly/3e2fRd2.