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Mountlake Terrace students earn top spots at regional technology competition

Mountlake Terrace students earn top spots at regional technology competition

Mountlake Terrace High School students Haeley Johnston and Paxtyn Merten earned top spots at the Washington Technology Student Association (WTSA) Western Washington Regional on Saturday at Jackson High School. Johnston placed first in the Career Preparation competition, while Merten took home first place in Essays on Technology. Merten also earned a third place finish in Extemporaneous Speech. Oth... »

VFW Post seeking applicants for Freedom Scholarship

VFW Post seeking applicants for Freedom Scholarship

Edmonds VFW Post 8870 is seeking submissions for its annual Freedom Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to four deserving graduating seniors — two who reside in the Edmonds Public School District and two in the Mukilteo Public School District. Students who live in the boundaries of either district but attend private schools or are home schooled are also eligible to apply. Each of the four... »

Edmonds Community College names new Associate Dean for Instruction

Edmonds Community College names new Associate Dean for Instruction

Edmonds Community College’s Interim Executive Vice President for Instruction, Gail Miulli, has announced the appointment of new Associate Dean for Instruction, Carey Schroyer. Schroyer will be working with instructional deans supporting faculty (with an emphasis on part-time), assisting with part-time faculty classroom observations, and working with professional development coordinators. She... »

Mountlake Terrace junior attends CTE Civic Engagement Day in Olympia

Mountlake Terrace junior attends CTE Civic Engagement Day in Olympia

Haeley Johnston, a junior in the STEM Magnet School at Mountlake Terrace High School, took part in the second Annual CTE (Career and Technical Education) Civic Engagement Day held at the state capital in Olympia on Feb. 4. Johnston attended the event as part of her duties serving as the Vice President of the Washington Technology Student Association, the largest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer... »

Foundation for Edmonds School District receives grant from United Way and Greater Everett Community Foundation

Foundation for Edmonds School District receives grant from United Way and Greater Everett Community Foundation

The Foundation for Edmonds School District was one of four non-profit organizations in South Snohomish County that received grants from the United Way and Greater Everett Community Foundation. The four nonprofits, all working in education and leadership development, received capacity-building grants to help address intergenerational poverty. Foundation for Edmonds School District will use their $5... »

Eight schools receive ‘NFL Fuel Up to Play 60!’ grants

Eight schools receive ‘NFL Fuel Up to Play 60!’ grants

Eight schools in the Edmonds District have received a total grant of $32,000 from the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Each school will receive $4,000 to purchase physical education and kitchen equipment to promote activity and nutrition. The participating schools are: Cedar Valley Community School Hazelwood Elementary Meadowdale Elementary Mountlake Terrace Elementary Oak Heights Elementary Sherwo... »

Brier Terrace Middle School locked down Tuesday after discovery of suspicious object marked with threatening comments

Brier Terrace Middle School locked down Tuesday after discovery of suspicious object marked with threatening comments

Brier Terrace Middle School in Brier was locked down Tuesday afternoon following the discovery on school property of a suspicious object marked with threatening comments. The dismissal of students was altered while police invested the object. No explosive device was found in the object, which was found on the northeast portion of school property, near the track. After school activities have been c... »

Mountlake Terrace High School presents musical ‘Gypsy’

Mountlake Terrace High School presents musical ‘Gypsy’

While the Mountlake Terrace High School department also stages a comedy and a drama during each school year, it’s the musical production that most of the students overwhelmingly enjoy putting on. It’s also the project that requires the most time, money and effort for all involved. This week the MTHS Drama Department presents the musical Gypsy, with the opening night performance slated for Wednesda... »

Driftwood Players offering scholarships to theater arts students

Driftwood Players offering scholarships to theater arts students

The Edmonds Driftwood Players, a nonprofit community theater, will award scholarships of $500-$1,000 each to deserving students for Fall 2015. Scholarships can be used toward tuition at any college in the US. Student eligibility rules: Be graduating high school seniors or currently attending college. Have a permanent residence (usually where their parents live) in South Snohomish or King counties.... »

Comedy Night review: Comedians generate laughs, dollars for Edmonds School District

Comedy Night review: Comedians generate laughs, dollars for Edmonds School District

We may be having a warm winter, but the jokes from six Pacific Northwest comedians snowballed before a packed house at Edmonds Center for the Arts Friday night. Mountlake Terrace resident and nationally known comedian Kermet Apio kicked off the show after an introduction from his son, Makana Apio, a student at Terrace Park School in Mountlake Terrace. Apio, whose last name is Hawaiian, came from H... »

Edmonds School District to request two-year graduation requirement waiver

Edmonds School District to request two-year graduation requirement waiver

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion Tuesday that requested a temporary waiver of the new career and college ready graduation requirements. The application to the State Board of Education would be for the Class of 2019. The State is required to grant the two-year extension if the District submits the application. The District cited the new 24-credit requirem... »

Rep. Kagi sponsors Early Start Act in State House

Rep. Kagi sponsors Early Start Act in State House

Early Learning and Human Services Committee members heard testimony from supporters on HB 1491, The Early Start Act, this week. “Early learning has the highest return on investment of any education dollar spent,” said 32nd District Rep. Ruth Kagi, Chairwoman of the Early Learning and Human Services Committee and prime sponsor of the bill. “Estimates range from $4-$17 for every dollar invested. Whe... »

School District’s plan to move up construction of Lynndale Elementary could put Learning Center out of business

School District’s plan to move up construction of Lynndale Elementary could put Learning Center out of business

The Edmonds School District’s plan to accelerate construction of the new Lynndale Elementary School could end up putting an Edmonds-based early learning center out of business. The conflict between the District and Mini Einstein’s Learning Center played out Tuesday during the School Board of Directors meeting and when it was over, neither of the parties nor any of the Board Members seemed especial... »

Mountake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for January: Jacob Krieger and Morgan Arbuckle

Mountake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for January: Jacob Krieger and Morgan Arbuckle

Student’s Name: Jacob Krieger Mother’s Name: Marilyn Walker Father’s Name: James Cox GPA: 3.76 Clubs & Activities: 2013 – present Musical Pit Orchestra; 2013 – present Dynamics Vocal Jazz Ensemble; 2011 – present Jazz Ensemble 1; 2011 – present Chamber Winds Honors: 2012 Essentially Ellington Finalist; 2012 Essentially Ellington Outstanding Reed Section award Awards: 2014 Directors... »

Open House at Cedar Park Christian School on Thursday

Open House at Cedar Park Christian School on Thursday

Cedar Park Christian School – Mountlake Terrace is holding an Open House for those interesting in viewing the secondary school’s campus and programs on Thursday, Jan. 29. The event begins at 7 p.m. The Open House will include opportunities to meet with teachers and staff, visit classrooms, and learn about the computer, music and athletic programs offered at the school. Tuition and fee schedules, i... »

Mountlake Terrace High School places 84th in Best High Schools of Seattle-area rankings

Mountlake Terrace High School places 84th in Best High Schools of Seattle-area rankings

Mountlake Terrace High School placed 84th among Seattle-Metro area schools in Niche’s Best High Schools of Washington rankings. Edmonds-Woodway High School ranked 26th, Meadowdale High School was 33rd and Lynnwood High School was 68th. Check out the complete list of school and details on the methodology at https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-high-schools/best-overall/m/seattle-metro-area/ ... »

Sno-King School Retirees award 42 grants to classroom teachers

Sno-King School Retirees award 42 grants to classroom teachers

Sno-King School Retirees (SKSR) has announced the winners of grants of up to $200 to facilitate special projects teachers would like to carry out, if only they had the money, Shoreline Area News reports. These projects are intended to enrich the school experience of students that SKSR members work with. Since starting this program during the 1998-1999 school year, SKSR has awarded almost $55,000 i... »

Supersonic car workshop promotes STEM to home schooled students

Supersonic car workshop promotes STEM to home schooled students

Edmonds Heights K-12 provides classes and resources for homeschooled Edmonds School District students and their parents A United Kingdom-based design, engineering and project management firm put students in the driver’s seat at Edmonds Heights K-12 School earlier this week by introducing them to the Bloodhound Supersonic Car. According to a spokesman for Atkins Global, the workshop — designe... »

Nourishing Network fundraiser generates $57K to feed families in need

Nourishing Network fundraiser generates $57K to feed families in need

The Foundation for Edmonds School District on Wednesday honored all those who participated in a recent fundraising event that generated $57,614 for the Nourishing Network, a weekend meal program for the District’s homeless and low-income families. According to Foundation Executive Director Deb Anderson, Andy Cline of Cline Jewelers raised $1,750 over Thanksgiving weekend. Cline’s donation was comb... »

Students volunteer at Mountlake Terrace Senior Center as part of MLK Day of Service

Students volunteer at Mountlake Terrace Senior Center as part of MLK Day of Service

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