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Licton Springs K-8 School

Academics

Licton Springs K-8 Academics

Deserts (K-2)

Nurturing and respectful classroom environment

Teaching through story

Hands-on Science and Environmental Education

Enrichment activities include cultural studies, chess, performing and visual arts

  • Kindergarten Jessica Cellana
  • First GradeKirsten Lawhorn
  • Second Grade Kirsten Lawhorn

Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers (3-4)
Nurturing and respectful classroom environment

Teaching through story

Hands-on Science and Environmental Education

Enrichment activities include cultural studies, chess, performing and visual arts

  • Third Grade Katherine Lyon
  • Fourth Grade Katherine Lyon

Plains (5-6)

  • Nurturing and respectful classroom environment
  • Teaching through story
  • Hands-on Science and Environmental Education
  • Enrichment activities include cultural studies, chess, performing and visual arts

Fifth Grade
Jaz Collins (Science, Math,SEL) 
Ms. Ruiz-Puyana (ELA, SEL)
Lenna Fleetwood (Social Studies) 

Sixth Grade
Lenna Fleetwood (ELA, Social Studies, and SEL) 
Jaz Collins (Math) 
Liz Ruiz-Puyana (Science)

Intermediate (7-8)

  • Project-based learning: Family History projects emphasizing students’ history and heritage
  • Native history, art and literature
  • Hands-on math and science
  • Theater, Film, and Discover Dance (with PNB)
  • Current Events non-core courses emphasizing Native affairs, Racial Equity, Gender, and Environmental Justice
  • Rites of Passage – an eighth grade transformative outdoor education program

Middle School Electives change somewhat every year, we try to include/teach electives based on our students interests, which change over time. If you would like to know what electives we are offering this quarter, contact the school at 206-743-3700 or contact the school counselor via email at emgartner@seattleschools.org.

Math
Mohamed Negm 

Science
Elizabeth Ruiz-Puyana

Social Studies

Beth League

Language Arts

Beth League

Art Program: Elementary students have art class once per week. Middle school students may have art/music on alternating days for a quarter or semester. Many of our students consider themselves artists and they love to draw anime, make sculptures, or paint.

Led by: Kristen Whipple

Physical Education: Our physical education class focuses on lifetime and individual fitness and collaborative games. We have a beautiful gym, all new equipment, and a bouldering wall.

Led by: Dana Abe

Music Program: Elementary students have music once per week. In addition, upper elementary students have the opportunity to begin learning to play an instrument. Middle school students may have art/music on alternating days for a quarter or semester. Our middle school music program–like much of what we do–is different from other middle schools. If you and your child are seeking a school that offers full-scale, traditional band or orchestra programs, we will not be a good fit. During our music class, middle school students may learn how to play ukelele, piano, African drums, boomwhackers, and more.

Led by: Jeong Chi, Music Teacher; Alex Dugdale, Instrumental Music teacher (3rd-5th)

Library – Hank Morgan

Special Education – A Service, not a Place

We love our neurodiverse students (and families) as they bring unique gifts, talents, and perspectives to the learning environment. We don’t view the need to receive services as a disability; rather, we view it as a need for school staff to support students in learning material and skills in whatever way their brain works. Ideally, we help students become self-sufficient in using the skills, supports, and strategies they learn and practice with us and they eventually no longer need services.

Licton Springs K-8 is a full inclusion school. All students receiving services take classes with their unserved peers. Some students receive all services in the general education classroom; however, others may have pull-out minutes with a staff member, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and/or speech language pathologist. At the heart of our program is the desire to celebrate the strengths of our students and support their individual needs.

Resource – Brian Straub, Teacher; Greta Clogston, Assistant


ACCESS – Veronika Dvorak, Teacher; Aoife O’Meara, Assistant


Pre-K Veronika Dvorak, Teacher; Marissa Essad & Hanna Buessler, Assistants

If you would like to send an email to your child’s teacher, you can find that information on our staff page, located at https://lictonspringsk8.seattleschools.org/staff/