July 31, 2013
Greetings Chief Sealth Community:
I am indeed honored, privileged and excited to become part of the West Seattle community. It is a vibrant and beautiful area and Chief Sealth International High School is at the heart of it all. I look forward to working collaboratively with students, teachers, parents and community members to celebrate and enhance the established traditions and culture, and to move forward to continued academic, athletic and civic accomplishments.
As I join the excellent staff as the new principal of CSIHS, my professional and personal commitment is to empower all students and prepare them for their future. My goal is to ensure that students benefit from meaningful and caring relationships built by our teachers as they provide each and every one of them with a quality education, global awareness and recognition of our connectedness as local and international citizens.
This school belongs to you - the community - and I am privileged to work with your students. I am known as a collaborative leader, a team builder, a great listener and a problem solver, so please feel free to approach me with your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Together we can ensure that CSIHS continues to be a great place to learn and grow.
Aïda Fraser-Hammer, Principal
Chief Sealth International High School
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!
Thank you for visiting Friends of Sealth on the web. If you are on Facebook, “like” us there too!
We are grateful to all those that have contributed to the Friends of Sealth through paver purchases, direct donations, and patronizing our concession stand at the stadium. Through this generosity, four scholarships were awarded to qualifying Chief Sealth Seniors in May for academic, athletic and performing arts accomplishments.
All Sealth alumni and staff were invited to join us July 13, 2013, for an all school reunion held at the school. We had over 150 alumni and staff join us for a tour of the school, "decade" pictures, and re-connecting with each other. Plans are in the works for a similar event in the Summer of 2014. We invite you to join us to plan this event.
Have you purchased your engraved paver yet? We are looking forward to adding more names to the paver path on the south side of the Performing Arts Center with our second wave of engraving as soon as the weather is cooperative. Buy your paver today and become a part of Chief Sealth's landscape. You can stop by the main office during regular school hours to pick up an order form, leave us a message on our phone line and we can send you an order form or click on the “Purchase your paver here!” button in the upper right corner of this page.
The Friends of Sealth Board welcomes all alumni, former staff, or interested community members to attend our monthly meetings and become an important part of the Chief Sealth community of support.
Debbie Taylor '80
President, Friends of Sealth
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