Education

Edmonds Community College hires new Dean of Student Enrollment and Financial Aid Services

Edmonds Community College hires new Dean of Student Enrollment and Financial Aid Services

Edmonds Community College hired Saovra “Sy” Ear as the new Dean of Student Enrollment and Financial Aid Services. In his new role Ear will: provide leadership and vision for Student Enrollment and Financial Aid Services, develop and lead the creation of a Welcome Center, in which entry processes are available at one location and meet the dynamically changing needs of a diverse student body and com... »

Edmonds School District juniors opt out of Smarter Balanced testing at a higher rate than state averages

Edmonds School District juniors opt out of Smarter Balanced testing at a higher rate than state averages

The Edmonds School District had lower participation in this spring’s new Smarter Balanced tests compared to the overall state numbers, according to preliminary results released by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). About 69 percent of Edmonds School District juniors opted out of the Smarter Balanced Testing for both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Across the state 53 ... »

Happening nearby: School supply drive aims to fill backpacks of local students in need

Happening nearby: School supply drive aims to fill backpacks of local students in need

For the month of August, McDonald McGarry Insurance in downtown Edmonds will be collecting school supplies to help local students have a successful school year. It’s easy to help — just gather some new school supplies and bring them to McDonald McGarry’s office at 650 Main Street. Here are some items kids could really use: yellow #2 pencils, hi-liters, erasers, rulers, Kleenex, portfolios, pencil ... »

Edmonds School Board says no to joint meeting with City Council on crumb rubber

Edmonds School Board says no to joint meeting with City Council on crumb rubber

The Edmonds School Board has declined an invitation for a joint meeting with the Edmonds City Council next Tuesday, Aug. 4 to discuss the tire crumb rubber infill being installed at the former Woodway High School. In an email to Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas Wednesday night, School Board President Diana White said she would “respectively decline” on behalf of the school bo... »

Two Mountlake Terrace High School students earn recognition at national technology convention

Two Mountlake Terrace High School students earn recognition at national technology convention

Two Mountlake Terrace High School students earned recognition at the National Technology Student Association Convention June 28-July 2 in Texas. At the convention awards ceremony, Haeley Johnston received the Dr. Bob Hanson Distinguished Student Award. The award recognizes leadership, community service and contributions to the success and growth of the Technology Student Associaton (TSA). “I was h... »

Edmonds Community College to receive grant to support international students

Edmonds Community College to receive grant to support international students

Edmonds Community College will receive a grant to support students from developing countries to study for a year in Washington state, according to an announcement by Second District Congressman Rick Larsen. Edmonds Community College will receive $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for the Community College Initiative (CCI) Program. Edmonds Co... »

Election Watch 2015 Video: Edmonds School Board, Position 3 candidate interviews

Election Watch 2015 Video: Edmonds School Board, Position 3 candidate interviews

In case you missed them, My Neighborhood News Network (My Edmonds News, MLTnews and Lynnwood Today) conducted video interviews with candidates running for the Edmonds School Board of Directors. The primary election ballots are scheduled to arrive in your mailbox in the next few days. Here are the interviews with candidates for Edmonds School District Board of Directors, Position 3, featuring incum... »

Thrive City helps at-risk teens go from failing to thriving

Thrive City helps at-risk teens go from failing to thriving

Big things are happening in a small, unassuming house tucked away behind the Edmonds Library parking lot. A relic of Edmonds’ rollicking mill-town past, the little house boasts fresh paint inside and out. But what really stands out is a large colorful banner identifying it as the home of Thrive City, ground zero for “From Failing to Thriving,” an innovative program that provides ... »

Register for Mountlake Terrace 5k Fun Run/Walk

Register for Mountlake Terrace 5k Fun Run/Walk

The Mountlake Terrace 5k Fun Run/Walk, benefiting Mountlake Terrace elementary schools, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m., Saturday, July 25 at Mountlake Terrace High School. You can preregister at active.com by searching for Mountlake Terrace 5k Fun/Run Walk, on Friday at Tour de Terrace or on the morning of the race. Entry fees are $25/adults, $20 for kids 6-17, free for kids 0-5. Mountlake Terrace Hig... »

Edmonds School Board considers new names for former Woodway High School campus

Edmonds School Board considers new names for former Woodway High School campus

The former Woodway High School site could have a new name soon. The Edmonds School District Board of Directors heard a report Tuesday from Executive Director of Business and Operations Stewart Mhyre on a recent task force meeting designed to come up with three suggestions for a name. Those attending the meeting included staff, students, parents, Board Member April Nowak and community members. A br... »

Edmonds Community College hires new Executive Vice President of Instruction

Edmonds Community College hires new Executive Vice President of Instruction

Edmonds Community College has hired Charlie Crawford as its new Executive Vice President of Instruction. Crawford will be working with instructors, students, and staff to continue to strengthen instructional pathways and serve the educational needs of the community. Prior to his appointment at Edmonds, Crawford served 11 years in various dean roles at Tacoma Community College (TCC). “I had a treme... »

Edmonds Community College Aerospace program highlighted at Career and College Readiness meeting

Edmonds Community College Aerospace program highlighted at Career and College Readiness meeting

The Edmonds Community College/Washington Aerospace Training and Research (WATR) Center’s partnership with the Northshore School District (NSD) was featured at the Northshore School District’s annual Career and College Readiness Dinner and Advisory meeting on May 21. The annual meeting was attended by more than 200 people, including parents, principals, department directors, board members, and dist... »

Election Watch 2015 Video: Mark Norton, Edmonds School District Board of Directors, Position 3

Election Watch 2015 Video: Mark Norton, Edmonds School District Board of Directors, Position 3

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Election Watch 2015 Video: Gary Noble, Edmonds School District Board of Directors, Position 3

Election Watch 2015 Video: Gary Noble, Edmonds School District Board of Directors, Position 3

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Brier Elementary teacher recognized with Teaching Excellence award

Brier Elementary teacher recognized with Teaching Excellence award

Gail Yampol, a veteran Kindergarten teacher from Brier Elementary School has been recognized with the 2016 NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes, rewards, and promotes excellence in teaching and advocacy for the association. Yampol was nominated and selected based upon her excellence in five areas: professional practice, advocacy for the teaching professio... »

Looking for a career? Edmonds Community College Horticulture Department lists job openings for grads

Looking for a career? Edmonds Community College Horticulture Department lists job openings for grads

“Jobs galore!” says Edmonds Community College’s Horticulture Department on its Facebook page: “Our job board indicates what seems true in the horticulture field–there are more jobs than people to fill them. One of our grads, Susan Yakymi, echoes this sentiment. The company for which she works cannot find employees fast enough to keep up with demand.” The growing need for landscape employees is kee... »

Edmonds School District Board hosts Public Hearing on 2015-16 budget on Tuesday

Edmonds School District Board hosts Public Hearing on 2015-16 budget on Tuesday

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors will be hosting a Public Hearing on the 2015-16 budget on Tuesday, July 7. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 20420 68th Ave W. in Lynnwood. The district previously held four budget meetings at each of the district’s four high schools. Information on the latest revenue and expenditure planning for the 2015... »

Edmonds Community College graduate leaves legacy of service

Edmonds Community College graduate leaves legacy of service

Denica McMillan, an Edmonds Community College 2015 graduate, leaves a legacy of hard work and campus involvement through her association with domestic violence awareness, Tunnel of Intersections, and Feminism 101. She was also a Community Read scholarship recipient as well as a student speaker at the Foundation’s auction earlier this year. McMillan started at Edmonds Community College in spring 20... »

Edmonds School District partners with Edmonds Community College to provide work experience for student with developmental issues

Edmonds School District partners with Edmonds Community College to provide work experience for student with developmental issues

Edmonds Community College partnered with the VOICE (Vocational Opportunities In Community Engagement) program of the Edmonds School District in 2015 for the first time, to give one of their students, Brianna Horne, an internship and a chance to see what it would be like to work at the college. “Briana’s experience here was developed to simulate working independently in a job on a college campus,” ... »

Former Edmonds Community College math instructor Barbara Maly passes away

Former Edmonds Community College math instructor Barbara Maly passes away

Barbara Maly, a long-time mathematics educator and liberal arts champion at Edmonds Community College, died from an aggressive cancer while surrounded by friends at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue on June 4. Born in 1945 in Troy, New York, where she lived with her family until she entered Smith College in Massachusetts in 1963, Barbara moved to Washington state in 1967 to begin a graduate program in... »

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