Educational Quality
Civil Discourse - the lifeblood of civic engagement


Civil discourse can be lively, engaging, passionate—even widely divergent, strongly held views can be discussed reasonably. We embrace and encourage a positive, optimistic—yet realistic—perspective, and the exploration of issues with an eye to finding solutions, exploring opportunities, seeking creative, innovative approaches.
June 21, 2017

Introducing US

United Sequim (US) for Sequim Schools is a group that was formed following the Sequim Community Plus meetings that focused on how best to support and promote our schools. The desire to build more positive […]
January 11, 2017

Civility and Hatred

What happens to a community when hatred rears its ugly head? Can a community engage in civil discourse about an instance of flagrant racial hatred? Does the discussion itself pose a risk of being divisive, […]
November 29, 2016
sequim's schools

Promoting Our Schools = Promoting Sequim

How can we support and promote Sequim’s schools? What have we done—and what can we do—to recognize and show appreciation for the remarkable teachers and staff who instruct, guide, watch over, and inspire our children? […]
November 5, 2016
Sequim High School

Realizing Sequim’s Great Potential

How should we go about realizing Sequim’s great potential? How can we do that? What challenges are we likely to confront and how can we overcome them? What opportunities should we look for and explore? […]
August 17, 2016

The Sense of Potential Defining Our Community

What do we share as a community? How can Sequim, this remarkable, special place, become even more livable and lovable? What does our community need to work on? How should we prioritize our challenges? How […]
July 6, 2016
Sequim Community Plus

What We Share As a Community

What makes a community? What makes this community—our community? What is the emotional connection we feel toward this place—what do we love about our community? These were some of the key questions a group of […]
June 8, 2016

What Makes Sequim Special?

Why do we live here? What brought us here—what attracted us to Sequim? Why do we stay? Whether we’ve lived here for decades, several years, or just a few months, we’ve all probably had this […]