Irwin Newsletter June 7

Upcoming Events

June 10: Hike from 3:15-5:15pm
June 12: Last day of classes
June 12: 8th grade graduation at 2:15pm in Fries Auditorium
June 13: Commencement at 9:00am in Sherman Auditorium
June 13: Picnic Lunch and Awards Ceremony in the Discovery Courtyard beginning at 10:30am
June 13: Move out for residential students at noon/ Day students will be transported home as normally scheduled at noon

Weekly Recreation Photos:

Jennifer Langley and Sean McCormick two sunny personalities in a beach cut out at Prom

Sweltering words for Summer Heat

sweltering: excessively hot and humid; marked by sweating and faintness
humid: containing or characterized by a great deal of water vapor
oppressive: weighing heavily on the senses or spirit
suffocating: causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat

Upcoming Event Links:

We have the live stream links for June 13th, 2019 Commencement:

Registration for WSSB Distance Learning Math Courses for 2019-2020 is now open!

Below is the course listing, please keep in mind that classes are held Monday through Thursday only.

  • Integrated Math 1 (Middle School or High School)
  • Geometry, modified pace with algebra support (High School)
  • Modeling Our World with Math. (Prereq. Algebra 1 & Geometry) (High School)
  • Algebra 2 (High School)
  • Asynchronous on line Computer Science Principles AP (High School)

Visit our website for registration information: WSSB Distance Learning Math and Computer Science Courses

Regional Offerings

Seattle Try It! Blind Ice Hockey

WHO: Open to all ages, all levels of vision.  All equipment will be provided
COST: Free!
WHEN: Sunday, June 16th from 1 – 4 pm
WHERE: Sno King Ice Arena, 12620 164th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98059
REGISTER: Must register by June 12th.  Contact Mark DeFlorio to register at or call 425-233-7795

 (Reshare) Youth Services Lifeskills Extended Assistance Program (LEAP) Spokane Area

Career exploration and lifeskills training that support workplace readiness for young adults who need extra assistance toward achieving the goals of personal independence.
Students interested in attending YES I, YES II, or Bridge, but would like more practice with personal independence and lifeskills training are encouraged to take the LEAP!
This week-long experience provides students who need support in learning job skills with the opportunity to gain more exposure to personal independence and develop lifeskill techniques.

WHO: Blind and Low Vision students Ages 14 – 21
COST: Free! Lunch will be provided each day.
WHEN: Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12, 2019 Daily: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: NextGen Zone/Worksource Spokane 901 E 2nd Ave # 105 Spokane, WA 99202
RSVP Application deadline: June 11, 2019 For application, please contact Debbie Brown at or call 509-456-2933.
Washington State Department of Services for the Blind 800-552-7103

(Reshare) WCB Scholarship:

The Washington Council of the Blind Scholarship is open and ready for applicants.  Please see the cover letter for more information: scholarship cover letter .  The link to the application is found at the bottom of the cover letter.  If you have any questions please email the WCB Scholarship committee chair Kim:

Upcoming NWABA Events:

  • Kayak and SUP at Vancouver Lake June 8th
  • Pittock Mansion Hike June 9th
  • Riverfront Kayak Tour June 15th


WSSB provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, 2214 E. 13th Street, Vancouver, WA, 98661, 360-696-6321,