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Edmonds School District principals report significant benefits to having Equity Teams in their schools

Edmonds School District principals report significant benefits to having Equity Teams in their schools

Administrators in the Edmonds School District report the introduction of Equity Teams in their schools has yielded significant benefits to students and staff. Three principals detailed their experiences with Equity Teams as part of the district’s Equity of Opportunity Report during Tuesday’s Board of Directors meeting. The district has been supporting the Equity Team program in 11 elementary schoo... »

Mountlake Terrace graduate awarded VFW scholarship

Mountlake Terrace graduate awarded VFW scholarship

Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 at its July 16 meeting recognized the recipients of the Rock Roth Freedom Scholarship. Scholarships given through the program, now in its fourth year, were named this year to honor the memory of Roth, a Vietnam War veteran and a career naval aviator who passed away suddenly last year. Roth had played a leadership role in conducting the Post’s youth essay and teacher rec... »

Mountlake Terrace High School yearbooks to be distributed Thursday and Monday

Mountlake Terrace High School yearbooks to be distributed Thursday and Monday

School is out for the summer, but Mountlake Terrace High School students have a reason to return to campus on either Thursday, June 18, or Monday, June 22, to pick up their yearbooks. The 2014-15 yearbooks are being distributed on Thursday, noon – 1:30 p.m., and Monday, 10:30 a.m. – noon, in the auxiliary gymnasium; students are advised to use the outside entrance to the small gym and to bring pic... »

Brier Terrace Middle Counselor is Rotary ‘Educator of the Month’

Brier Terrace Middle Counselor is Rotary ‘Educator of the Month’

Margaret Daniels, Head Counselor at Brier Terrace Middle School, is the June Rotary Club of Alderwood Terrace Educator of the Month. Principal Alex Alexander says Daniels goes “above and beyond” the call of duty. “She pours her heart into advocating for students, supporting teachers and helping parents,” Alexander said. “She adds life, spirit and fun to the climate at Brier Terrace Middle School. ... »

District offering free summer math tutoring for grades 4-7

District offering free summer math tutoring for grades 4-7

Students in grades 4-7 looking to hone their math skills are invited to enroll in the Edmonds School District’s free summer math tutoring program. Register by Friday, June 19 for the program that includes free transportation and lunch. The program has two sessions in June/July and August. Hosted at Cedar Valley Elementary, volunteers provide assistance and support. This annual program is hig... »

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for June: Thu Phan and Conrad Bratz

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for June: Thu Phan and Conrad Bratz

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for June are Thu Phan and Conrad Bratz. Student Name: Thu Phan Mother’s Name: Suong Bui Father’s Name: Duong Phan GPA: 3.99362 Clubs & Activities: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Curriculum. Though it’s part of my curriculum, it’s significant to my high school career because it’s more than just learning ... »

2015 Commencement: Lynnwood High School graduates ready to go out and change the world

2015 Commencement: Lynnwood High School graduates ready to go out and change the world

Editor’s note: Commencement week is upon us. Since many people know students graduating at all of the Edmonds School District high schools, we will be sharing photos from all of the ceremonies. Enjoy! “In order to fully experience life, we need to venture out of our traditional comfort zone and meet new interesting people, who will eventually become lifelong friends. I’ve had the opportunity to me... »

2015 Commencement: Meadowdale High School graduates draw inspiration from the past, leave with hope for the future

2015 Commencement: Meadowdale High School graduates draw inspiration from the past, leave with hope for the future

Editor’s note: Commencement week is upon us. Since many people know students graduating at all of the Edmonds School District high schools, we will be sharing photos from all of the ceremonies. Enjoy! “You as a class inspired me. With the passing of Matthew Truax, you came together as a class and made a difference out of tragedy and heartache and for many of you the first experience you̵... »

2015 Commencement: Hats off to Edmonds-Woodway High School, with MTV star as surprise speaker

2015 Commencement: Hats off to Edmonds-Woodway High School, with MTV star as surprise speaker

Editor’s note: Commencement week is upon us. Since many people know students graduating at all of the Edmonds School District high schools, we will be sharing photos from all of the ceremonies. Enjoy! Edmonds-Woodway High School alumnus Brett Davern, who stars on MTV’s “Awkward,” was the surprise guest speaker for the EWHS Class of 2015 graduation ceremony Friday night at Edmonds... »

Edmonds Community College Foundation honors community contributors

Edmonds Community College Foundation honors community contributors

The Edmonds Community College Foundation celebrated the achievements and distinctive contributions from college supporters at Fanfare last month on campus. “The college makes it a priority to recognize businesses, organizations, and alumni that contribute to and support our community,” said Edmonds Community College President Jean Hernandez. The college’s highest awards — Mission, Vision, Cornerst... »

Public Schools Foundation awards $76,450 in scholarships

Public Schools Foundation awards $76,450 in scholarships

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has awarded $76,450 in scholarships to 46 graduating seniors and two alumni in the Edmonds School District. The Foundation receives generous funding from The Hazel Miller Foundation and district alumni. Included in the awards are two $5,000 Hazel & Morris Miller Scholarships and 11 $2,000 Hazel Miller Scholarships, five $1,000 second year Hazel Miller... »

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Class of 2015 celebrates accomplishments, looks to the future

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Class of 2015 celebrates accomplishments, looks to the future

Spirits were as bright as the sun over Edmonds Stadium Thursday as administrators of Mountlake Terrace High School presented diplomas to the 283 members of the school’s Class of 2015. Commencement was held before a packed grandstand at the stadium, with music and student speakers preceding the presentation of diplomas. Associated Student Body President Taron Castleton began the ceremony with an ob... »

Brier Elementary partners with Clothes for the Cause for Clothing Drive Fundraiser

Brier Elementary partners with Clothes for the Cause for Clothing Drive Fundraiser

Brier Elementary is partnering with Clothes for the Cause, a fundraising company that collects clothes in exchange for cash, for an event to raise money for the elementary school. The school is accepting clothing and shoes of any kind, in any condition, from now to June 13. Following the clothing drive, Clothes for the Cause will pick up the donations and provide Brier Elementary with the total of... »

Congratulations to Edmonds School District CTE Leadership and Achievement Award winners

Congratulations to Edmonds School District CTE Leadership and Achievement Award winners

The following high school juniors and seniors were honored June 1 at the Edmonds School District’s annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Leadership and Achievement Awards banquet. The awards are presented to students who exhibit outstanding leadership and technical skills within a Career and Technical Education program. The students are selected by their CTE teachers, and are approved ... »

2015 Commencement: Scriber Lake students honor principal who ‘wills them to succeed’

2015 Commencement: Scriber Lake students honor principal who ‘wills them to succeed’

More than 500 students, family, friends and faculty gathered Wednesday evening in the Scriber High School gymnasium to honor this year’s graduating class. In a ceremony marked by laughter, applause, tears, hugs and smiles, 61 seniors received diplomas from Scriber principal Cathy Clift and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nick Brossoit. In addition to the graduating seniors, one very special gr... »

Edmonds School District to expand recess pilot program to more schools next year

Edmonds School District to expand recess pilot program to more schools next year

The Edmonds School District plans to expand a recess pilot program that is helping to reduce student disciplinary issues. District staff presented its Recess Remodel Report during the Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday night. In the 2014-15 school year, six elementary schools participated in the Recess Remodel Pilot program – Brier, Cedar Valley, College Place, Mountlake Terrace Oak Heights and... »

Edmonds School District to host last Superintendent Roundtable of year June 10

Edmonds School District to host last Superintendent Roundtable of year June 10

The Edmonds School District will hold its last Superintendent’s Roundtable of the school year Wednesday, June 10 from noon-1 p.m. at the district board rooms, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Participants will be asked to help shape the topics for 2015-16 roundtables. Join in person or listen in — audio is live streamed from the meeting, and listeners can participate by sending questions to the moder... »

Students get first hand look at American legal system during 29th annual Law Day event

Students get first hand look at American legal system during 29th annual Law Day event

The four courtrooms at the South Division of the Snohomish County District Court in Lynnwood were bustling with activity on Friday. Prosecuting attorneys were grilling witnesses and defenses lawyers were making impassioned closing arguments. Juries debated the guilt or innocence of criminal defendants. Normally, the stakes would be high for all of the parties involved, except on this day most of t... »

Have an instrument you can donate to Music4Life?

Have an instrument you can donate to Music4Life?

A reminder that June is “Music4Life Month,” as proclaimed by Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling at the Edmonds City Council meeting earlier this week. Music4Life is the Seattle-based non-profit that acquires “lovingly used” musical instruments from adults who no longer need them, gets them repaired and then provides them to participating public school districts, including Edmonds, for use by elementary-ag... »

Scriber student authors read excerpts from personal memoirs

Scriber student authors read excerpts from personal memoirs

It was an emotional and uplifting evening at Edmonds’ Cafe Louvre as a very special group of Scriber Lake High School students officially launched their collection of personal memoirs, “We Hope You Rise Up.” The event was marked by students taking the microphone to read excerpts from their stories, many telling of personal tragedy, drug addiction, abuse and death. As the students... »

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