Topic: Eckstein Middle School
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September 21, 2013 at 6:06 PM
UPDATE | 6:53 p.m:
A 13-year-old boy who was playing on the roof with two other youths fell through a skylight at Eckstein Middle School in Seattle at about 5:11 p.m. today.
The boy suffered a loss of consciousness, but was listed in stable condition at Harborview Medical Center, according to the Seattle Fire Department. Police said the teen was conscious and alert during the ride to the hospital.
The fire department initially said the teenager fell 30 feet, but police later said he fell between 15 to 20 feet, and landed on the floor inside the building.
No further details were immediately available.
January 9, 2013 at 4:01 PM
To find enough space for its growing enrollment, Seattle Public Schools is considering opening a new middle school in north Seattle in fall 2013, and placing about two dozen more portables in schools around the district.
The school board has yet to approve the plans, which were recommended by the board’s operations committee, and developed by district staff with input from a citizens advisory committee and testimony at community meetings.
The School Board plans to vote on the proposals Jan. 23.
The proposals won’t solve the district’s long term space needs — that’s the goal of the $695 million construction levy that will go before voters this February along with a second, $552 million operations levy. These latest recommendations are designed to take care of space needs in the 2013-14 school year.
The proposed new middle school, designed to ease overcrowding at Eckstein and Hamilton middle schools, would open in the Jane Addams building in north Seattle, across the street from Nathan Hale High School. The Jane Addams K-8 environmental science school, which now occupies that building, would share the space with the new middle school. Assuming that the construction levy passes in February,the environmental school would eventually move to a new building at the district’s Pinehurst site in north Seattle.
Under the recommendations, fifth-graders who now attend John Rogers, Olympic Hills and Sacajawea elementaries would be assigned to the new middle school next fall. It would open with a class of mostly sixth-graders, then grow from there.
The board also will consider whether to assign students from Laurelhurst Elementary to Eckstein Middle instead of Hamilton Middle.
The recommendations include adding classroom space to some buildings by converting rooms now used for other purposes.
All together, the proposed changes are expected to cost an estimated $3.6 million.
November 10, 2012 at 8:51 AM
Three young people, ages not available, were arrested early this morning after they were caught inside Eckstein Middle School in Seattle attempting to walk away with some musical instruments, say Seattle police.
Officers responded to an alarm at the school about 1:30 a.m. and saw the three would-be thieves inside holding flashlights and trying to purloin the instruments, according to police spokeswoman Renee Witt.
Realizing the cops were there, the three hopeful bandits dropped the goods and ran out an exit door, but to no avail.
They were caught, fingerprinted, photographed and interviewed, but then handed over to their parents.
Eckstein Middle School is in the 3000 block of Northeast 75th Street in North Seattle.
January 27, 2012 at 10:17 AM
Two dogs attacked a school bus driver at Northeast Seattle’s Eckstein Middle on Friday morning, which led to a brief lock down at the school.
The bus driver, who was taking a walk around the school before heading to another school, suffered puncture wounds to his hands, according to a recorded message sent to all Eckstein families. All students and staff were told to remain in their classrooms out of concern the dogs would strike again.
Police detained the dogs, said Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman Lesley Rogers, who did not know what type of dogs they were.
The school has since been reopened.
This type of attack does not happen every day, Rogers said.
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