K-5 Social Studies

Kindergarten: Stacia Henning, Leanna Lehr

First Grade: Megan Burfeind, Callisa Engler

Second Grade: Nancy Howard

Third Grade: Sam Howard, Monica Emtman

Fourth Grade: Kathy Sanborn, Patti Griggs

Fifth Grade: Sydney Barcellos, Ryan Farrell


Meeting Notes:

Social Studies Standards:


Action Plan for 2019-20


March 19, 2019


April 8, 2019


June 5, 2019


November 14, 2019


December 10 and 13, 2019


January 28, 2020

The Arts & Music

K-5 Music:  Matt Kohlhauff & Ben Dysart

6-12 Music/Band:  Cory Thompson & Christina Thomas

Art:  Jack Wood & Mori Laurich

Human Growth & Development

The 2019 Washington State Operating Budget (ESHB 1109 Section 501 [3] [h]) requires OSPI to convene a workgroup to complete the following tasks related to sexual health education:

  1. Review provisions related to sexual health education in the 2016 Health Education K–12 Learning Standards.
  2. Review existing sexual health education curricula in use in the state for the purpose of identifying gaps or potential inconsistencies with the learning standards.
  3. Consider revisions to sexual health provisions in statute.
  4. Consider the merits and challenges associated with requiring all schools to offer comprehensive sexual health education to students in all grades by September 1, 2022.

The legislation specifies that the workgroup shall consist of the following members:

  • OSPI: The Superintendent or designee
  • Three school district representatives recommended by the Washington State School Directors’ Association, reflecting diversity of student enrollment, geographic location, and urban/suburban/rural locations.
  • Three school principals recommended by an association of Washington school principals, reflecting diversity of student enrollment, geographic location, and urban/suburban/rural locations.
  • Three public school health educators recommended by an association of Washington educators, one each representing K–5, 6–8, 9–12, reflecting diversity of urban/suburban/rural locations.
  • Three public health officials, as least two of whom are local and with expertise in developing or presenting comprehensive SHE materials and resources, as recommended by the Department of Health, and reflecting diversity of urban/suburban/rural locations.
  • Three parents: one with a child enrolled in a public school west of the Cascades and one with a child enrolled in a public school east of the Cascades, as recommended by an association of parents, teachers, and students. The third must be the parent of a child receiving special education services, as recommended by an association of parents, teachers, and students that focuses on the needs of students receiving special education services.

The Sexual Health Education (SHE) Workgroup will meet in August and September and provide a report to the State Board of Education, Department of Health, and the education committees of the Legislature by Dec. 1, 2019.

Deer Park’s curriculum committee will review the report upon release and establish a direction based on guidelines/directives issued by the Sexual Health Education Workgroup.

2016-17 Teaching & Learning Committees

2017-18 Teaching & Learning Committees

2018-19 Teaching & Learning Committees