The Seattle School Board recently approved full implementation of the new Jane Addams Middle School (JAMS) at the Jane Addams’ site for fall 2014. This map shows the new middle school attendance area for all of Lake City; students in the green area will be assigned to JAMS in the fall.
A principal, Paula Montgomery has been hired and community meetings have begun. The following community meetings will be held in the library of the Jane Addams building:
Wednesday, December 11 6:30-8:00pm
Wednesday, December 18 6:30-8:00pm
The agenda will be identical for both meetings and will include: the overall process, teacher hiring, facility work, Q&A, an opportunity for parents to give input on the JAMS educational design and a brief tour of the building. For more information, you can contact Paula Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the JAMS program website.
Jane Addams K-8 ESTEM Program
The K-8 program currently housed in the Jane Addams building will move to the district’s interim site (John Marshall near Greenlake) for the next two years. This will be the JAK-8 program’s interim location while a new building is constructed at the K-8’s future Pinehurst site. The school will be renamed as part of its move.
Pinehurst/AS1 K-8 Program
Initially faced with closure, the Pinehurst K-8 program (also known as AS1) has rallied and will now relocate to an interim site at Lincoln for the 2014-15 school year. To learn more, visit the Pinehurst K-8 blog.
Both the JAK-8 and Pinehurst K-8 programs are “option” schools. Students living in the Lake City area will be assigned to JAMS, but can choose to enroll in an “option” school like JA K-8 or Pinehurst K-8 instead. Look for school tour information on the school’s websites if you are interested in learning more:
Jane Addams K-8 website: addamsk8.seattleschools.org
Pinehurst/AS1 K-8 website: pinehurstk8.seattleschools.org
For a detailed explanation of the new middle school attendance areas, click here. (Scroll to the bottom to find information specific to Eckstein and JAMS.)
For the full attendance area map, click here.