CSCA Publication
WHAT'S HOT Week of November 12, 2018

NOV 12
TCS Improv Team
vs. Holy Names
at Holy Names Academy
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NOV 15
Open House for prospective students! 
Sign up to support with snacks! See more info -->

NOV 20
Building Leadership Team meeting

NOV 27
6:30 - 8:30 
CSCA Board Meeting
All are welcome!

9th Grade Parent Night
Save the date - more details to come!

TCS Drama Fall Production
TPS Theatre 4
Save the date - more details to come!

Coffee/Tea w/ the Principal
Per Scheduling with the  Front Office 206-252-9850

Please check the school website regularly for complete schedule and updates! 


  • Fridge without automatic defrost (Science Dept.)
  • Two black wheeling office chairs (Science Dept.)
  • White, black, or gray mat board - the larger the better (Art Dept.)
  • Wood frames (new or used) with glass and hanging wire on the back. In good condition, less-ornate black preferred in 8x10 minimum up to 18x24 (Art Dept.)
  • People who are willing to cut beveled windows in mat board (cutting party to be announced)
Please let  Molly Goldman
know if you have a lead or would like to sponsor these needs.  Thanks! 
REMINDER: Reminder: TCS students get discounted monorail passes. Bring student ID or transportation notice (or have Ms. Tracey print out a notice that you attend TCS) and show at monorail office to get your $25 monthly pass.
We have parking passes at the front desk. If you have access to a printer, we can email you the pass for the date of your visit. Just email either Tracey Lott or Kathy Webb with the date of your visit and we will email you a pass for that exact date. 
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The CSCA is our PTA. Our purpose is to work the for betterment of Center School for all students. 

2018-2019 Executive Board


Heidi Raykeil Malinda Bailey
Co-Vice Presidents

Hannah Morgan TBD

Leanne Larkin Maizun Blackbird

Andrea Anderson Frank Lockhart

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TCS might not have a sportsball team to support, but did you know we have an IMPROV team you can come cheer on?

The Center School is competing for the Unexpected Production's Hogan Cup!

The Hogan Cup Improv Tournament invites area high schools to compete against each other in short form improvisation. Each school plays two matches against two other schools. The structure of the tournament is based on  TheatreSports, where two teams of improvisers go head to head in a match of theater games. Each scene is scored by a panel of judges based on Entertainment, Narrative and Technical value. The scores are tabulated and the average of each scene is tallied. The four teams with the highest average score continue on to the Finals! 

Here's our TCS team matching up against Bothell High School on November 7th:

Come cheer them on for their next match against Holy Names!
November 12 at 7pm-8pm
728 21st Ave E
Seattle 98112

And, if we win, be sure to join us at the Hogan Cup Finals:
Monday, November 19th 7pm, Market Theater

Please contact Ms. Beverly if you have any questions!
TCS Open Houses are put on by the ASB (student government) with support from CSCA. The students do a great job representing and "selling" the school, but they need our help ... providing snacks ! Our first one is on 11/15, so please click here to sign up

These Open Houses are a key recruitment strategy for TCS, an important part of keeping enrollment numbers up (which means keeping district funding up), and enriching our school community!

Artwork by students Ian Bell, Gaby Scherrer
Nia Lefkoff

Click to download the poster: 8.5x11 or 11x17
TCS has so many great clubs. Get to know one! 

RJA (Racial Justice Alliance)
"The Center School's Racial Justice Alliance is a club that meets every week to discuss the racial injustice that impacts our society and ourselves, as well as constructive solutions that can aid in reducing this injustice. We work to deepen our understanding of the issues that impact people of color in our society and share our own experiences with those issues. 

Formerly known as People of Color Alliance (POCA),the club's leadership has been inherited this year by Naima Aytch and Lucia SantosWe are sophomores with a passion for creating social change, and we are honored to continue working toward racial equity through this club. 

This year, the Alliance's mission is to spread awareness and knowledge of racial inequity throughout TCS, inspiring each student to take action against racial injustice, and work to make our school environment safe and welcoming to people of marginalized racial and ethnic identities. Together, we are developing ways to address racial inequity that is present in Center and the the racial inequity present in the larger community. 

We encourage all TCS students that are interested in making a positive impact in both their school and the greater community to attend Racial Justice Alliance on Thursdays in Room 458 (Greenberg's) at lunch. See you then!"
During the Washington State Legislative Sessions, WSPTA (Washington State PTA) will send action alerts and informational broadcasts to WSPTA members who have subscribed to WSPTA's Action Network Group. These action alerts are quick, easy ways to communicate with our legislators on topics they are actively working on. To join, click here.
For over 40 years Northwest Folklife has produced the annual Northwest Folklife Festival, a celebration of musical and artistic traditions at Seattle Center that is now the nation's largest community-powered arts festival. Join us May 25-28, 2018 for the 47th Annual Festival, presented by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Volunteers Wanted @ The Armory
  • 3 students needed IMMEDIATELY to help with end-of-year mailings. Contact
  • Looking for students for Mid-Winter Break for Movin' Around the World Winter Event on Feb 16-22, 2019 | 11AM - 3PM
  • Looking for students for Spring Break for Movin' Around the World SPRING Event on April 6 - 12, 2019 | 11AM - 3PM
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Internship for Juniors & Seniors @ The Armory.  Now accepting applications for 2nd Semester Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Internship. You'll be planning the May 2019 Folklife Festival while you earn school credit.
  • February 4th - end of school year
  • 8 - 15 hours/week (totaling the 180 hours necessary to earn course credit)
  • Learn about event planning, especially if you love music, arts, and culture
  • Send resume and cover letter to with your name
  • & Volunteer Coordinator Internship in the subject line
When: Friday, November 16 7-10PM
Where: SAM Downtown Seattle

Free!!!!! Teens rule the museum for a night of live DJs, art tours, workshops, performances, and activities.
Nov. 17th & 18th
Industrious Seattle, 2033 6th Ave Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98121
Contact: Tina-Marie Gulley or see Ms. Wyn

ChickTech: High School is a year-long series of opportunities for 100 young women in the Puget Sound Area, providing hands-on workshops and mentoring. Workshops: VR, Cybersecurity, Robotics, UX Design, Architecture
Complete a project, listen to a panel of experts and enjoy lunch.
Thursday, November 29, 2018 
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Look for field trip forms outside the Arts classroom or see Ms. Wyn.
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Tuesday, November 13th, 6:30PM
Roosevelt High School (library)
1410 NE 66th St. NE, Seattle 98115

Renowned local college choice authority Teri Thompson, test prep expert Greg Smith, and local college aid authority and radio host Albert Israel CFP, will be the speakers at a free informational workshop addressing college financial aid, how that aid is assigned to individual families, how that aid can sometimes be increased, what role test prep plays, and how to pick the right college. 

The workshop is designed for parents of college bound high school students.  Seating is limited to 15, and open to the public at no charge. RSVP to Anthony Rossi at 206-926-5374 or via email
Roosevelt High School
1410 NE 66th St., Seattle, WA 98115
Presentation: 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Fair: 6:45pm - 8:30pm

Gap years allows you to:
  • Have part-time or part-year jobs and experience
  • Check out opportunities in a variety of fields including environmental or science
  • Study overseas or in a different part of country in both urban or rural settings
  • Learn more about yourself, be of service to others, make professional connections and grow
Register for the Gap Year fair and only give your contact info to programs that really interest you and have scholarships/volunteer opportunities.
Look on Naviance to see the calendar of which colleges are sending representatives to TCS

Tuesday, 11/13  3pm Cornish
Lena Whittle
Thursday, 11/15
Black College Expo @ Renton HS
It's free, but you have to register
Check out Scholarships on NAVIANCE
or at the TCS Career Center

Naviance Student provides tools for locating scholarship opportunities and keeping track of those  to which you have applied.

Scholarship tools can be found by navigating to Colleges Home > Scholarships & Money.

Get more tips here.