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We at the Vashon Island School District are all deeply saddened by the recent news from Marysville of another senseless act of gun violence — this time a little closer to home. News of another school shooting is devastating for any parent, school faculty member, student, community member or superintendent.
Community Events, October 2014
At parent-teacher conferences last week, both of our twins’ teachers mentioned that there are a lot of new families on Vashon this year. In each class, they’ve got four or five new kids. Parents looking for a safe place to raise their children might be drawn to Vashon for the same reasons we’re here — good schools, strong community. And it helps if you like to ride boats.
After three years as the founder and director of Shape Up Vashon, I have turned the reins over to my successor, Laura Wishik.
Halloween is nearly upon us along with that scary yearly ritual: the family gathering. Recently, my father and I traveled back to our ancestral home to visit his one surviving brother and to haunt the inhabitants of the places we used to live.
Joe Fitzgibbon, the incumbent who is being challenged for his seat in the House, is the clear best choice for Vashon and for the 34th District.