NEWS BRIEFS: AAUW Port Townsend to launch kickoff meeting Sept. 17 … and other items

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PORT TOWNSEND — American Association of University Women of Port Townsend will launch its 2016-17 projects Sept. 17.

The meeting will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

Current and prospective members are invited to attend the welcome back/get acquainted session, learn about the history of the branch, sign up for interest groups and volunteer for activities that support AAUW’s educational projects and scholarships.

AAUW Port Townsend and its affiliate, the University Women’s Foundation of Jefferson County, provide scholarships and awards, middle school career days and elementary school projects in literacy and math.

Recently, AAUW/UWF provided more than $49,000 in scholarships and awards to young women from East Jefferson County and sent eight middle school girls to Tech Trek, a weeklong science and math summer camp.

Visit http://pt-wa.aauw.net or contact Anne Englander at 360-390-5896.

School board meet

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles School Board will honor Port Angeles High School science teacher John Gallagher when it meets Thursday.

The board will meet at 7 p.m. at the Central Services Building, 216 E. Fourth St.

Gallagher will be presented with an award for being the Regional Teacher of the Year and a finalist for State Teacher of the Year.

Board Vice President Sarah Methner will address the board on the upcoming Washington State School Directors’ Association legislative assembly proposals.

The board will consider approval of policies concerning audience participation, electronics resources and internet safety, and students and telecommunications devices.

Come, Listen Day

PORT ANGELES — The Northwinds Homeschool Band will host its annual Come and Listen Day on Sept. 26.

The event will begin at 3:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 105 W. Sixth St.

It is offered as an opportunity for prospective band members 9 and older to listen to, handle and observe the musical instruments used in band rehearsals and performances, meet other band students and glean information about participating in the band program.

The Northwinds Homeschool Band is offered at three different levels: beginning, intermediate and advanced.

Beginning band starts with the very rudiments of the instrument. Although previous experience with a musical instrument is helpful, it is not necessary. The beginning class teaches all aspects of reading music notation as a part of the curriculum.

See www.northwinds homeschool.org/index.html.

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