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By: John Hay Partners | January 10, 2020

Greetings John Hay Families,

I feel honored to be able to join the John Hay community as your new Assistant
Principal. I have been so grateful for the kindness, dedication, and openness of the staff
and students. As well as their support and patience in answering my 1,000 questions
during this mid-year transition.

My husband and I moved to Seattle 13 years ago. We had been living in Maryland
where I became a National Board-Certified Teacher and taught for 8 years. We wanted
to live somewhere beautiful, vibrant, and diverse and certainly found it in Seattle. I’ve
been teaching biology and general science at Madison Middle School in West Seattle
for the past 11 years and I live in the S. Seattle neighborhood of Columbia City. Last
year I earned my admi...

By: John Hay Partners | November 16, 2019

John Hay,

I am writing this letter in a completely bitter sweet manner. I have been given an opportunity to become the principal of a school here in Seattle, starting this Monday.  This is an exciting opportunity for my career in education.  I have been committed to the students and families of the Seattle Public Schools since I entered public education in 2007.  Therefore, when the opportunity became available for me to lead a building in our district, I accepted.  It was not without a heavy heart that I made this decision.  I have loved every day at John Hay since joining this community in 2015.  Whenever I have been asked to describe John Hay by family, friends, and acquaintances, I have bragged about how lu...

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By: John Hay Partners | November 15, 2019

Show your John Hay spirit by entering your artwork in the 2019-2020 John Hay Yearbook Cover Competition!

This year's theme is
Soar To New Heights!


  • Artwork must be created by student or student team
  • Use crayons, pencil, markers, paint, collage, or mixed media.
  • Be creative!
  • Must be created on 8 1/2" X 11" paper, vertical (portrait) format
  • Must contain the following text: John Hay Elementary 2019-2020
  • Please write your name or names, grade, and room number on a separate piece of paper, firmly attached to your artwork.
  • No names or signatures on the front, please.
  • One entry per student or student group.
  • All entries due Monday, Dec. 2nd - No late entries accepted.
  • Please turn in to the Volunteer Office.
  • One winner will be selected from ...

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By: John Hay Partners | October 31, 2019

THANK YOU to all the families who came out for this year's Monster Mash! It was such fun sharing our spooky surprises with all of you and seeing all of your fabulous costumes.

This event wouldn’t have existed without all our John Hay community volunteers. Thank you teachers and staff for putting in an extra long day. To all the John Hay parents, students, and extended families that volunteered their time, patience, energy and talents: we are so very grateful and humbled by all your contributions. We were also thrilled with the tremendous help that our “big kid siblings and friends” gave from McClure and Hamilton Middle Schools and Ballard and Lincoln High Schools. Because of everyone’s selfless work we sold pizzas and sweets all night, gave ...

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