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The Jefferson School inspires a love for learning through an innovative academic environment focused on exploration, discovery and active participation for students in preschool through grade 8.


The vision of The Jefferson School is to develop influential life-long learners by promoting independent thinking, collaboration and creative problem solving with a respect for people and our environment.

One teacher shares a collaborative project idea meant to deliver a positive message to students, teachers, and parents about persevering through tough times, showing some grit, and leaning on their school district family when needed.

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Amid growing safety fears, some U.S. communities have banned the crumb rubber infill used in playgrounds and sports fields around the country. Some experts and lawmakers are concerned about the possible health effects of the material on children. The material, which is made from recycled tires, can contain heavy metals like lead and manganese, volatile organic compounds like toluene, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The chemicals are associated with cancer and other illnesses at certain levels of exposure.

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board awarded more than $126 million in grants to a suite of 333 projects that enhance & maintain outdoor recreation facilities and conserve habitat, working farms, & forests. Governor Jay Inslee described the grants as those that prioritize outdoor spaces so that current and future generations can continue to enjoy and protect them.