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Students can take SAT Practice test Saturday

Students can take SAT Practice test Saturday

High school students can gain valuable practice by taking the new SAT under realistic testing conditions, which will help them to better understand the test and to accurately measure their performance before taking the official test. The practice test will be from noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3, in the Lynnwood Library large meeting room. Students may bring calculators, pencils and scratch paper. T... »

Mountlake Terrace High School Students: Take MLK as a day ‘on’ not a day ‘off’

Mountlake Terrace High School Students: Take MLK as a day ‘on’ not a day ‘off’

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” On Jan. 19, approximately 250 high school students will answer this call to action as part of the annual MLK Day of Service in Snohomish County. During this day of service, teen volunteers can choose from different hands-on projects throughout Snohomish County. Projects in ... »

Edmonds Community College Horticulture Department receives $9,500 grant for aquaponics system

Edmonds Community College Horticulture Department receives $9,500 grant for aquaponics system

Edmonds Community College received a $9,500 grant from the Sustainable Path Foundation to build an aquaponics system Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) students are helping to design and build the system, which will be used for student instruction, research and food production. The system is made up of two aquaponic units — a unit consists of a pond and raised planting beds. “The system will... »

Edmonds Community College alumnus Chester Curtis honored with Transforming Lives award

Edmonds Community College alumnus Chester Curtis honored with Transforming Lives award

Edmonds Community College alumnus Chester Curtis is one of five community college students statewide to earn a $500 “Transforming Lives” award from the Trustees Association of Community and Technical Colleges. The fourth annual Transforming Lives award — which will be awarded to Curtis at a ceremony on Jan. 28 in Olympia — honors students and graduates who overcome barriers to achieve their higher... »

Giving Back: Edmonds schools foundation delivers holiday meals to families in need

Giving Back: Edmonds schools foundation delivers holiday meals to families in need

The Foundation for Edmonds School District announced Friday that it has delivered 58 holiday meals to students in need at 17 Edmonds School District schools as part of its Nourishing Network program. Absher Construction Company, through its Holiday Lights program, donated 50 meals with a value of $1,237.50. Meal donations were also received from Mill Creek Four Square Church, and families from Edm... »

Mountlake Terrace’s Students of the Month for December: Stephanie Garcia and Jannon Rogue

Mountlake Terrace’s Students of the Month for December: Stephanie Garcia and Jannon Rogue

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for December are Stephanie Garcia and Jannon Roque. Student Name: Stephanie Garcia Mother’s Name: Maria Garcia Father’s Name: Domingo Garcia GPA: 3.6 Clubs & Activities: Key Club, 2011-2012, 2012-2013; Treasurer, 2013-2014; Vice President 2014-2015; The Hawkeye student newspaper, 2013-2014, 2014-2015; Link Crew 2013-2014 a... »

Plummeting gas prices helping South Snohomish County consumers, school district save money

Plummeting gas prices helping South Snohomish County consumers, school district save money

As oil prices drop to five year lows, plummeting gas prices are welcome news to cash strapped consumers, businesses, and local governments in South Snohomish County. The price per barrel of oil has dropped more than half in the last six months to less than $60 a barrel, mostly because of oversupply from OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) nations and U.S. shale producers who are b... »

Save the date: Edmonds Community College hosts Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Jan. 15

Save the date: Edmonds Community College hosts Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Jan. 15

Edmonds Community College, in partnership with the Edmonds School District and the City of Lynnwood, will be hosting a free Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Jan. 15 at the Black Box Theatre on campus, 20310 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. The public is invited to celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. King with an inspirational message — “Painting ‘The World House’” — from keynote speaker Emory Dougl... »

Edmonds School Board reprimands Superintendent Brossoit

Edmonds School Board reprimands Superintendent Brossoit

The Edmonds School Board reprimanded Superintendent Nick Brossoit earlier this year for “a serious error in judgment” after he questioned an assistant superintendent about the details of a letter of reference she wrote for Brossoit’s wife, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported Tuesday. According to The Times, it was the second time in less than five years that the board admonished Bro... »

School Board elects officers for 2015

School Board elects officers for 2015

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors selected its officers for 2015 at last week’s meeting. Diana White was chosen as President, Kory DeMun was tapped as Vice-President and April Nowak takes over as legislative representative. White was first elected to the Board in 2011. White and her husband Steve are parents of four children in the Edmonds School District. DeMun also was elected to th... »

Edmonds School District offers resources for parents in the event of changes to schedule

Edmonds School District offers resources for parents in the event of changes to schedule

The Edmonds School District reminders parents that they should be prepared this season for possible changes to school schedules due to winter weather. Parents, should take a moment to review this year’s Emergency Weather Notice for Families in English and Español. If it is necessary to have a late start or close schools due to inclement weather, this is a district-wide decision for all schools. An... »

Edmonds School District adopts new Transgender Student policy; most elementary school transfers no longer permitted due to capacity issues

Edmonds School District adopts new Transgender Student policy; most elementary school transfers no longer permitted due to capacity issues

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors unanimously passed a new policy for Transgender Students at Tuesday’s Board meeting. The policy is based on model policies from the Washington State School Directors’ Association with a few minor changes. Some of the highlights of the policy are: Transgender is a general term often used to describe a person whose gender identity and/or expression is d... »

Superintendent’s Roundtable focuses on getting Graduates Ready for Life

Superintendent’s Roundtable focuses on getting Graduates Ready for Life

This Wednesday’s Edmonds School District Superintendent’s Roundtable features Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Schools Patrick Murphy and a panel of Secondary Support Staff. The topic is Graduates Ready for Life and the impact of the CORE 24 Credit Requirement. The panel included Julie Petterson, Counselor, Mountlake Terrrace High School; Lauren Chetty, On-Time Graduation Coordinato... »

Mountlake Terrace High School graduate donates $50,000 to start new scholarship fund

Mountlake Terrace High School graduate donates $50,000 to start new scholarship fund

Nike Chief Operating Officer Eric Sprunk and his wife, 1984 Mountlake Terrace High School graduate Blair (Benshoof) Sprunk, have donated $50,000 to a new scholarship fund set to distribute $1,000 scholarships to Mountlake Terrace High School seniors beginning next spring. The “Hawks Helping Hawks” Scholarship is being established to honor the mother of Blair Sprunk – Carol Benshoof, and her ... »

Mountlake Terrace High School Principal voted among The Best of Western Washington

Mountlake Terrace High School Principal voted among The Best of Western Washington

Mountlake Terrace High School Principal Greg Schwab was among the top principals in Evening Magazine’s the Best of Western Washington. Schwab took fifth place in the voting among principals. More than 413,000 people cast their votes in the annual event. One voter said of Schwab, “Mr.Schwab empowers his staff – the AD, teachers, everyone feels they play a vital role. The student l... »

Free Digital Forensics Fundamentals course offered on Dec. 13

Free Digital Forensics Fundamentals course offered on Dec. 13

Edmonds Community College is offering a free Digital Forensic Fundamentals course from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13. If you are considering getting into the field of digital forensics (a.k.a. computer forensics) or just want to learn what actually happens when you “delete” data from your computer, then this seminar is for you. This introductory seminar on digital forensics is being... »

College leader named to national executive board

College leader named to national executive board

Edmonds Community College Board of Trustee (BOT) Chair Emily Yim was elected to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Executive Committee. The election was held at the ACCT’s 45th annual Leadership Congress in Chicago, Ill. on Oct. 24. “I am proud to represent Edmonds CC at a national level,” said Yim, who has served on the Edmonds Communikty College BOT since 2007. “It is a great o... »

Mountlake Terrace’s Students of the Month for November: Samantha Romanowski and Daniil Oliferovskiy

Mountlake Terrace’s Students of the Month for November: Samantha Romanowski and Daniil Oliferovskiy

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for November are Samantha Romanowski and Daniil Oliferovskiy. Student Name: Samantha Romanowski Mother’s Name: Tamara Self Father’s Name: Michael Romanowski GPA: 3.8 Clubs & Activities: TATU Athletics: Basketball and Soccer Honors: Basketball – First team all-state Co-player of the year 2014; first team All-Area; first team All-Wesco; secon... »

Mountlake Terrace High School makes gains in equitable AP enrollment

Mountlake Terrace High School makes gains in equitable AP enrollment

Mountlake Terrace High School, through work with an organization called Equal Opportunity Schools, has joined the small (1 percent) of schools nationwide where the percentage of students of color and low income in Advanced Placement and Honors courses is the same or better than the school as a whole. In most high schools in the United States, there is a discrepancy between the ethnic and socio-eco... »

Mountlake Terrace High, Brier Terrace Middle School students attend technology leadership seminar

Mountlake Terrace High, Brier Terrace Middle School students attend technology leadership seminar

Ten students from Mountlake Terrace High School and 19 from Brier Terrace Middle School attended a one-day state Technology Student Association (TSA) leadership training seminar held on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond on Nov. 19. The students participated in programs focused on instilling leadership skills, team-building exercises, and techniques to improve each school’s TSA chapter. “The students... »

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