Winter 2019 Bellevue PTSA Sponsored Events

How to Choose a College from Students in/graduated from the Gifted Program

Current college students who graduated from BSD’s Gifted High School Program (now Advanced Learning) will discuss how to choose a college. Free to BSD students and staff with BSD Card, or $5 for parents and $10 for non-Bellevue residents. The panel will be joined by:
*Tina Neville, Yale graduate and CEO of Transcend Academy, on college entrance success factors
*Dr. Richard Repass, Psychiatrist and expert on student mental health and stress management.
*Moderated by Melissa Lloyd, Bellevue Gifted Alliance

December 19, 2019
6:30-8:00 PM
Bellevue High School Performing Arts Center
10416 SE Wolverine Way

High School Student Panel – High school students who attended BSD’s Advanced Learning (previously the gifted) program discuss how to choose a high school.

January 8, 2020
6:30-8:00 PM
Sammamish High School Performing Arts Center
100 140th Ave SE

Student Self-Advocacy from the Bellevue PTSA Council

Learn how to advocate for yourself with teachers, principal, district superintendent, or board member. Learn how to advocate for yourself with your House Representative and Senator in Olympia. Bellevue PTSA Council invites middle school and high school students to three seminars on student self-advocacy. Parents are also welcome to attend. A group of BSD students, teachers, and PTSA members have plans to advocate on behalf of the Bellevue School District on Jan. 20, 2020 in Olympia, Washington. Please join us!
November 21 6:30pm at Bellevue High School

Session #2: Student Self-Advocacy
When a student  isn’t satisfied with the teacher’s response, what is the next step to take? How can parents support the process?
December 9 6:30pm – 8:00 pm at Bellevue High School
December 12 6:30pm – 8:00 pm at Sammamish High School
December 19 6:30pm – 8:00 pm at Newport High School 

Session #3: Student Self-Advocacy: Olympia Here We Come
Bellevue PTSA Council will be inviting all students, parents and staff to join them for a day of advocacy in Olympia on January 20 for “Focus Day”.  This session will be providing tips and guidance for advocating with our state senators and representatives.
January 9/2020 6:30pm-8:00pm at Bellevue High School
January 14/2020 6:30pm-8:00pm at Sammamish High School
January 16/2020 6:30-8:00pm at Newport High School

Session #4: Student Self-Advocacy: Taking it to the Next Level
The date of Session 3 is TBD. We will send out info in February 2020
How do students advocate with school and district administrators? What is the process on how to present to the school board? How do parents support the process?