2017-18 Teaching and Learning Committees

K-5 Science

Committee Members:

Kindergarten: Dana Fievez

First: Jennifer Galassi, Kris Overhauser

Second: Katy Eagle, Nancy Howard

Third: Emily Moore, Deb Paulson

Fourth: Loreen Aguirre, Kat Rickel

Fifth: Alyssa Demir, Nikki Myers


Meeting Dates and Notes:

September 26, 2017

October 3, 2017

October 11, 2017

October 25, 2017

6-12 Science


  • Sixth Grade:  
    • Kim Ruygrok
    • KC Ahrens
  • Seventh Grade:  
    • David Beal
    • Miranda Schmidt
  • Eighth Grade:  
    • David Beal
    • Miranda Schmit
  • High School:
    • Jim Biancardi
    • Scott Carlson
    • Brandy Barton
    • Erica Whitmore
Health & Physical Education


Elementary –

Middle School –

High School –

2016-17 Teaching & Learning Committees

Curriculum Review Schedule

We have worked to align our review and adoption schedule to match OSPI’s curriculum and standards review timelines, as OSPI periodically conducts formal instructional materials reviews in various subjects as a service to school districts. Washington is not a state-mandated instructional materials adoption state; the cycle by which the state reviews materials is largely dependent on the availability of state resources. Likewise, the district’s review and adoption schedule is always subject to change based on availability of funds.

Using the following link, you can access the last Washington State Learning Standards Development and Revision Cycle document published by OSPI. The results of state-led reviews are meant as resources for school districts undergoing their own local review and/or adoption processes. State law requires school districts to have policies and procedures in place that guide their selection and adoption of instructional materials for use in classrooms.


Science &
Health/PE (K-12)


Social Studies &
World Languages (K-12)


The Arts &
Music (K-12)


Career & Technical
Education (7-12)


English Language
Arts (K-12)


Mathematics (K-12)

Curriculum Review and Adoption Process

Washington State (OSPI) Grade Level Standards and Resources

OSPI’s K-12 Learning Standards website provides quick access to Washington’s adopted learning standards (including dates of adoption). As required by state law (RCW 28A.655.070) OSPI adopts and oversees the development of learning standards. Learning standards in Washington define what all students should know and be able to do at each grade level. The Grade Level Standards & Resources website provides quick access to all content standards with aligned resources to support curriculum development, instructional practices, and assessment of student learning.

Additionally, OSPI’s Learning and Teaching Dept. provides support for schools to ensure engaged and effective teaching and learning for all students in Washington’s schools. The work of the dept. focuses on learning standards development and professional learning, and content support for state assessment systems and K–12 education policies.

In Washington, Common Core State Standards provide the guidance as to what students should know and be able to do in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics. In other subjects, Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) provide detail about what students should know and be able to do by grade level. GLEs are aligned from kindergarten through grade 10 – so that parents, students and educators can see how skills and knowledge build from year to year. Grade level expectations have been developed or are under review/revision in each content area.

Elementary Curriculum

  • Reading – Reading Wonders (2012)
  • Math – Eureka (three year pilot approved 2013)
  • Science – FOSS Science Kits (2009)
    • Leadership & Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER Institute)

Secondary Curriculum

  • ELA – 
    • Approved Novel Spreadsheet
  • Math – 
  • Science –