KSDA Trains Thinkers, Leaders

June 28, 2017 / Anika Zebron

Adventist founder and inspiration Ellen G. White counseled, “Train the youth to be thinkers, and not mere reflectors of other men’s thoughts” (Education, p. 17.2). This is a primary goal at Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist School (KSDA) and has manifested itself in a special way this year through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programming. Throughout the year, KSDA staff hosted STEM events, culminating in STEM Day on April 23. This all-day event was especially unique because this time Dawn Campanello’s eight-grade science students led out.

Fackenthall Accepts AAA Principal Post

June 27, 2017 / Jay Coon

Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) is happy to announce Peter Fackenthall has accepted a call to be the academy's new principal.­

Peter Fackenthall grew up in the Walla Walla Valley and graduated from Walla Walla University in 1994. He is no stranger to Auburn Adventist Academy, where he taught history, Bible and speech from 1994 to 1999 and served as vice principal from 1996 to 1997.

Buena Vista Finds Colorful Ways to Be Active

June 26, 2017 / Gina Hubin

The air was streaked with color on Sunday, April 23, 2017, as more than 160 participants' color packets were tossed into the air, signaling the start of Buena Vista Adventist School’s third annual Run2Educate (R2E) in Auburn, Wash.

Forest Park Students Visit Honorary Grandparents

June 25, 2017 / Heidi Baumgartner

Once a month, Sunrise View Assisted Living opens its doors to students from Forest Park Adventist Christian School in Everett, Wash.

“Visiting our friends at Sunrise View Assisted Living Center each month has been so much fun," says Katie, an eighth-grade student. “Each time we go, they have an activity that we do with the residents.”

Cypress Nurtures STEM Activities

June 22, 2017 / Marilyn Jordan

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is today's updated version of the long-honored three Rs (reading, writing and arithmetic).

The inclusion of STEM skills is necessary to ensure our students will be equipped to comfortably navigate their 21st-century future. STEM helps make creators, thinkers, problem solvers, inventors and innovators. Experience at the elementary level provides the foundation for higher learning.

Mattson is New Washington Conference Education VP

June 08, 2017

Craig Mattson will be leaving his role for the past five years as principal of Northwest Christian School in Puyallup, Wash., to become Washington Conference vice president for education. He replaces Archie Harris who is returning to the classroom.

Mattson is no stranger to the Pacific Northwest or Washington Conference. In addition to his recent role in Puyallup, he is a graduate of Auburn Adventist Academy.

Carr Accepts Washington Conference VP Role

June 08, 2017

Craig Carr has accepted the invitation of the Washington Conference executive committee to serve as the new conference vice president of administration. He will fill the position left vacant when Doug Bing became Washington Conference president.

Evangelism Partnership Unites South Sound Members

June 05, 2017 / Heidi Baumgartner

It almost didn’t happen. A couple years ago, Washington Conference and Voice of Prophecy began discussing a regionwide evangelism partnership.

One of the prequalifying factors? A venue that could hold a specific capacity had to be solely booked for an entire month and have auxiliary rooms available. All 25 venues contacted in the Seattle area were already booked, too expensive or not interested.

Blessings Given, Received in Fiji

June 01, 2017 / Anika Zebron

Full of anticipation, a group of Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) juniors, seniors, staff and parents departed from Kirkland, Wash., in March for an epic journey to Fiji.

As is PSAA’s tradition, every two years the upper grades have the opportunity to experience a short-term mission trip abroad, and this year they were island-bound.

Their primary task was to help build a local church previously destroyed by a hurricane in the Raikiraiki area. Second, and always a favorite, was hosting a Vacation Bible School program.

Kirkland Students Serve as Friends of Jesus

May 31, 2017

This spring, Washington's Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School (KSDA) launched a special, interactive project as a way to reach out to constituent area churches with a student-led church service. Themed "Friends of Jesus,” the student-led program visited the Bellevue, Kirkland and Russian Adventist churches.