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With Edmonds levy and bond passing, school board takes moment out of meeting to celebrate

With Edmonds levy and bond passing, school board takes moment out of meeting to celebrate

Music students honored at Edmonds School Board meeting Tuesday night. At 8:06 p.m., near the end of Tuesday night’s school board meeting, a staff member in the back of the room screamed and Nick Brossoit, superintendent of the Edmonds School District, smiled and held his arms up in the familiar touchdown sign. They had both just seen the preliminary results from the special election on Tuesday for... »

Two Edmonds School District students win state honor; will meet President Obama

Two Edmonds School District students win state honor; will meet President Obama

The Edmonds School District announced Monday that both students selected in Washington state this year to receive a Hearst Scholarship are from the Edmonds District. The top award for writing is only given to two students – one male and one female – annually. Will Khadivi from Mountlake Terrace High and Mitchell Wahlmeier from Edmonds-Woodway High attended summer leadership camp where they had the... »

Shop and support the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation

Shop and support the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation

  The Edmonds Public Schools Foundation is selling a coupon book for $10 that gets you hundreds of dollars in discounts at area merchants. The book will be on sale from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 at the foundation’s booth in the Alderwood Mall. Proceeds from the sale of the coupon book benefit the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation. For more information on the organization go to: edmond... »

February bond measure targets school improvements throughout district, including MLT, Brier

February bond measure targets school improvements throughout district, including MLT, Brier

In its effort to gain voter support for two election measures on the February 2014 ballot, officials from the Edmonds School District released a list of school projects to be completed if one of the two measures passes. The district will be seeking voter approval for both a Replacement School Programs and Operation Levy and a Capital Construction Bond on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. If passed, the repl... »

‘Move 60!’ making strides at local elementary schools

‘Move 60!’ making strides at local elementary schools

Sherwood Elementary fifth-grader Lily Peterson and second-graders Audrey Walla and Charlotte Butler put a twist on classic jump rope with a game of helicopter. Before the school bell rings, many students at Edmonds’ Sherwood Elementary School are already breaking a sweat. At 8 a.m., physical education teacher Pamela Thain opens up the gymnasium doors, plays loud music and tosses various equipment ... »

MLT woman awarded youth dedication award

MLT woman awarded youth dedication award

Brenda Leider of Mountlake Terrace was recently awarded the 2013 With Our Youth! Dedication Award from the NRTA: AARP’s Educator Community organization for volunteer work in reading education in the Marysville School District. Leider was presented the award by Dara Dann, Vice President of the retired teachers’ branch of the AARP. “She deserves this award because of her commitment to helping childr... »

Edmonds School Superintendent Roundtable’s Wednesday topic: The Common Core

Edmonds School Superintendent Roundtable’s Wednesday topic: The Common Core

For the Edmonds School District’s October Superintendent’s Roundtable, Sarah Schumacher will speak on how District leaders, principals and teachers are implementing new Common Core State Standards with the goal of effective student learning that is also  “meaningful, relevant and exciting.” The roundtable will be from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Educational Services Center, 20420 68th Av... »

MTHS students running in, performing at Celebrate Schools 5K run/walk Saturday

MTHS students running in, performing at Celebrate Schools 5K run/walk Saturday

Running and drumming will rule the morning at Alderwood Mall on Saturday, Oct. 5, as the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation hosts their 5th Annual Celebrate Schools! 5K Run/Walk beginning with race day registrations at 7:00 a.m. Many Mountlake Terrace High School students will be part of the activities on Saturday; with at least 20 5K Run/Walk registered MTHS students, the school will receive a por... »

Reminder: Register now for Oct. 5 5K run benefiting Edmonds School District students

Reminder: Register now for Oct. 5 5K run benefiting Edmonds School District students

Supporters of public education in the Edmonds School District are invited to “go the distance for hungry minds” at Alderwood Mall Saturday, Oct. 5 as the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation presents its annual 5k run/walk fundraiser for students in the Edmonds School District. The pet- and stroller-friendly 5K Run/Walk starts at 8 a.m. Registration is $25 for ages 19 and over; $15 for ages 12 -18, a... »

Move 60! Program expands to every school in Edmonds District

Move 60! Program expands to every school in Edmonds District

The Move 60! Program has expanded again this year and will have programs at every elementary school in the Edmonds School District. Parents are encouraged to return registration forms soon as the first sessions will be offered on Oct. 7. Move 60! gets students in grades second through sixth exercising 60 minutes a day, four days a week either before or after school. The program is intended to incr... »

MLT resident with Asperger’s syndrome named to ECC Board of Trustees

MLT resident with Asperger’s syndrome named to ECC Board of Trustees

Edmonds Community College has named Mountlake Terrace resident John Jessop the first student representative on its Board of Trustees. Jessop, 49, will have responsibilities on the board no different than any other trustee with the exception that he recuses himself from decisions concerning human resources, such as tenure, negotiated bargaining agreements, and evaluation of the college president. “... »

Still time to register for Saturday’s Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run/Walk

There’s still time to register for this Saturday’s MLT 5K Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by the Cedar Way Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization. Online registration is open is until midnight Thursday night. You can also register during the Tour de Terrace on Friday (look for the Fun Run table) or those who have already registered can pick up packets/shirts from 1-6:30 p.m. Day of regi... »

Edmonds School Board approves 2013-14 school year calendar

Edmonds School Board approves 2013-14 school year calendar

The Edmonds School District board gave its final approval to the 2013-2014 school year calendar this week. Classes for the school year begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4. The calendar year closely resemble the schedules used in recent district school years, with a two-week break in late December into early January, a spring break the first full week of April, and a last day of classes on the third Tuesda... »

St. Pius X School to hold golf fundraiser June 1

St. Pius X School’s 11th Annual Tradition at the Links golf fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, June 1; a few spots still remain for golfers interested in taking part in the event. Cost is $90 per golfer or $330 for a foursome and covers all green fees, a cart for each team, and the buffet dinner that follows. The four-person mixed and coed teams scramble tees off at 12 noon at Lynnwood Golf Cou... »

High School PTSA seeking nominees for Outstanding Educator, Golden Acorn awards

High School PTSA seeking nominees for Outstanding Educator, Golden Acorn awards

The Mountlake Terrace High School Parent Teacher Student Association is now accepting nominations for its Outstanding Educator and Golden Acorn Awards. Nominations are due by May 15. The MTHS PTSA judges nominees for the Outstanding Educator Award upon the following criteria: having an enthusiasm and knowledge for their teaching subject, and being able to convey that to their students; adjusting t... »

McAuliffe’s STEM bill for community colleges signed into law

McAuliffe’s STEM bill for community colleges signed into law

Senate Bill 5624, introduced by 1St District State Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe last February, was signed into law on Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee. The legislation directs state education officials to create college degree programs in STEM studies at select community and technical colleges. The bill passed the state Senate 48-1 on March 12, then the state House of Representatives 57-38 on April 12 before... »

Edmonds School District makes changes to delivery of special education services

By Eileen Kelliher On April 16, the Edmonds School Board met and learned from an amendment to the agenda that changes are afoot in the delivery of special education in the district. Learning Support staffer Tim Garberich explained to the board that to more efficiently use special education funds, the district chose to close Edmonds Elementary School’s primary intensive support classroom next year,... »

MTHS to host STEM Expo Tuesday

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics students in grades 4-12 will be showcasing various research and design projects along with demonstrating related club activities and projects at the STEM Expo 2013 on Tuesday, March 19, from 6-8 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School. The event will also include informational displays of STEM-related college programs and company opportunities from ar... »

Terrace Park playshed construction expected to start this summer

Terrace Park playshed construction expected to start this summer

By Doug Petrowski Construction of a 46-foot-by-100-foot playground shed at Terrace Park School is set to begin this summer following a successful fundraising drive, Edmonds School Districts official announced this week. The structure is expected to be completed and ready for use by the start of the 2013-2014 school year. The school district will begin accepting construction bids on the project, e... »

Edmonds School Board learns more about efforts to put students on college track

By Eileen Kelliher No Ds or Fs! The nitty-gritty of how to put students on a college track was spelled out for the Edmonds School District Board during its March 12 meeting by Jan Link, owner of the South Snohomish County nonprofit Academic Link Outreach. (And yes, this is a stellar example of a person whose career matches her last name!) A 50-year veteran of education, now retired, Link is runn... »

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