Calling All Environmentally Conscious Students!

Do you know students passionate about an environmental issue and want to share their enthusiasm with a wider audience? The 2019 Environmental Slam is the answer. Presented by the Washington Foundation for the Environment (WFFE), the Environmental Slam is a regional, community event that features presentations by middle and high school youth on local and actionable environmental…

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Explorer West Students Tackle Tough Issues to Change The World

Every year, the eight graders at Explorer West Middle School, under the tutelage of Social Studies teacher Tim Owens, tackle their choice of social issues and complete group projects aptly named “Change The World.” This year, they raised the bar. Congratulations to each group, which researched, polled and set out to create change that matters.…

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Explorer West Alumnus Writes “Letter to the Next President”

Explorer West Alumnus Karen Casillas-Tapia, class of 2016 and current freshman at West Seattle High School, joined her classmates in a nationwide project called “Letter To The Next President.” Karen’s letter focused on youth homelessness, the subject of her Explorer West 8th grade “Change The World” project. Watch Karen’s video interview with the West Seattle Blog…

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Wilderness First Aid Class to be held at Explorer West

Explorer West Middle School, in partnership with Longleaf Wilderness Medicine, is presenting a 2-day (16 hour) Wilderness First Aid class on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. This is a great local opportunity to learn basic medical skills needed to respond confidently to medical emergencies in remote environments and earn a nationally recognized certification.…

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Explorer West Alumnus Accepted to the Sustainability Ambassadors Program

Explorer West Middle School Alumnus Makenzie White (Class of ’15) has been accepted into the Sustainability Ambassadors program, a student leadership organization working to empower youth to catalyze community sustainability in the Puget Sound region. Sustainability Ambassadors includes 30 student leaders representing 6 school districts and 13 cities in King County. Student leaders collaborate with community and industry…

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