From the Desk of Principal Aïda Fraser-Hammer
I am happy to report that Chief Sealth International High School is a recipient of the 2013 Washington Achievement Award. CSIHS is being honored for HIGH PROGRESS. Schools qualify for recognition if they are in the top 10% of schools making the most progress in the performance of the all student groups over the last three years. OSPI calculates the progress score by combining the Achievement Score (average of proficiency rates in both reading and math) with the Improvement Score (average of improvement trends from year to year). This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work and the dedication of our teachers and students, and the support of our parents.
This award is well deserved.. In the past year(s), the staff at CSIHS have implemented several improvements that have impacted our students' success. We will continue to reflect on our practice and make the necessary changes to ensure that our students are learning.
The award for High Progress was presented to me at the OSPI statewide ceremony April 24th in Lacey.
It's a great day to be a Seahawk!!
Aida Fraser-Hammer, Principal
Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St
Seattle, WA 98126
Fight On Seahawks, Fight!
Win for the Alma Mater
Fight for Sealth High!
Red, Blue and White
Fight, Fight, Fight
Onward to Victory
So Hail to our Alma Mater
Fight on Seahawks, Fight!
It is past time for me to say goodbye as the President of Friends of Sealth. Although I continue to volunteer with the Friends of Sealth, David Nichols, Chief Sealth Class of 1973, has been leading the Friends as President since my term ended.
Thank you to all that have supported Friends of Sealth and to those that continue to do so. Through donations and concession stand sales at SWAC, Friends of Sealth was able to award $3,000 in college scholarships to the following Chief Sealth International High School 2015 graduates this past May:
Sophie Boyd $1,000 Academic Award
Ryan Maroney $1,000 Athletic Award
Megan Foulk $500 Academic Award
Megan Hafermann $500 Athletic Award
Please join me in welcoming Dave Nichols as the President of Friends of Sealth. Consider joining this all volunteer organization as they lend their time and talents to the support of the Friends of Sealth mission of supporting Chief Sealth academics, arts, athletics, activities and alumni.
Debbie Taylor, Class of 1980, President Emeritus
Hail Chief Sealth High
To Thee We Sing
Our Alma Mater Dear
To Thee We Will Be Loyal
Faithful and Sincere (and Sincere)
As One We Sing Thy Glory
That's Where Our Dreams All Lie
Hail to Our Alma Mater
Hail Chief Sealth High
Friends of Sealth is a non-profit corporation supporting Chief Sealth International High School’s Academics, Arts, Activities, Athletics and Alumni.
Since 1947, Bassetti Architects has been the architect for many well-loved and long-lived Seattle buildings. Its founder, architect Fred Bassetti has helped shape the region’s look and civic conscience over a long career including creating Action: Better City in the late 1960s, which called attention to Pioneer Square, Gas Works Park and other overlooked city assets.
Bassetti Architects continues this legacy of working with public and non-profit agencies to provide meaningful, enduring and delightful design solutions that are responsive to site, environment and context. Bassetti Architects was chosen as the lead architect for the Chief Sealth International High School modernization/Denny International Middle School project. To learn more about Bassetti Architects visit their website: www.bassettiarch.com
DKA has always put great emphasis on designing, building and strengthening our community by working on public and non-profit community projects, including schools. Founded in 1985, DKA is dedicated to doing projects for communities in need. DKA is also dedicated to community outreach and engagement, involving our neighbors in the design and building process.
Chosen as the Project Manager for the BEX III Levy program, DKA oversees the successful construction of all seven schools within BEX III, including the Chief Sealth International High School modernization project. To learn more about DKA please visit their website at: www.dkarch.com
Well into its third generation of family ownership, Absher Construction Company is one of the northwest’s largest, oldest and most diverse construction organizations. Absher’s construction and construction management work spans many sectors including schools, federal courthouses, transportation hubs and more. Striving to provide optimum value for each construction dollar, Absher provides clients with the finest in construction services—emphasizing teamwork, effective communication and success for all project stakeholders.
Absher was chosen as the general contractor for Project 2 which includes the modernization of Chief Sealth International High School, the building of the new Galleria/Commons and new Denny International Middle School. To learn more about the Absher Construction Company visit their website at: www.abshernw.com