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    At Viewlands Elementary we feel that participation in student-oriented activities is a vital part of a student’s education. Therefore, a wide range of activities is provided, which include the following:

    Salmon in the Schools Education

    Viewlands School will participate in the Carkeek Park/Piper's Creek Watershed/Seattle Public Utilities, Salmon in the Schools project. The Salmon in Schools program, established in 1991, is an educational project that encourages respect for our aquatic resources and promotes responsible behavior toward the environment.

    Large tanks and salmon eggs are provided to both public and private schools and students learn about the salmon lifecycle and the interrelationships between water quality and habitat issues by watching the salmon hatch and grow into fry. Eggs are provided by state and tribal hatcheries. The salmon are released into local streams after about 12 weeks. Salmon spawning season in Piper’s Creek is the best opportunity for students to learn about the life cycle of salmon! Students will observe the creek to determine the health of salmon habitat and learn ways humans can have a positive impact on salmon-bearing streams.

    To learn more:

    Salmon Get Schooled from EarthFix on Vimeo.

    Salmon hatch in rivers and then spend part of their lives in the open ocean bulking up, before swimming back upstream to spawn. They can travel thousands of miles in the course of this life cycle. And for a few select salmon in Washington, a portion of that life cycle will be spent in school.

    Instrumental Music at Viewlands

    Mr Cris Sherman, our instrumental music teacher provides beginning and advanced classes in either flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone or violin to 4th and 5th graders. His email is Please look forward to our concert in the spring!


    Coach Gray teaches VCATS as a before school program, it is free and open to all students. VCATS is a gymnastic type program where student's learn to juggle, jump rope, somersault, back hand springs, unicycling, cartwheels, globe walking and hand walking. VCATS creates a comfortable environment for children to learn new athletic skills, build strength and self esteem. Flyers will be sent home when the program begins mid-fall. Students may join at anytime with parent/guardian permission. There is a spring showcase of their new skills!