Education

Poll: Should Edmonds School District keep senior project requirement for graduation?

Poll: Should Edmonds School District keep senior project requirement for graduation?

One of the current state-mandated high school graduation requirements is for each senior to complete a Culminating Project, also known as the “senior project.” The Washington State legislature recently passed a new law removing the senior project as a state graduation requirement, starting with the graduating class of 2015, but school districts may choose to continue to require a senior project as... »

Healthier food coming to vending machines, students stores at Edmonds District schools

Healthier food coming to vending machines, students stores at Edmonds District schools

As part of the federal Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010, major changes are coming to the food that is available for students to purchase during the day at schools in the Edmonds School District. The issue of snacks sold in vending machines and at student stores was addressed at Tuesday’s School Board meeting. During his monthly report, Business and Operations Executive Director Stewart Mhyre ... »

Edmonds Public Schools Foundation raises more than $100K for student programs

Edmonds Public Schools Foundation raises more than $100K for student programs

The Edmonds Public Schools & Alumni Foundation (The Foundation) announced today that it has raised a record $105,000 through both its annual breakfast and Campbell Nelson Community Driven Campaign. “We want to thank our local community and businesses for their generous support,” said Foundation Executive Director Deb Anderson. “The Foundation’s work toward improving the educational development... »

Cafe Rio makes gift to Edmonds Public Schools Foundation

Cafe Rio makes gift to Edmonds Public Schools Foundation

Mexican restaurant Café Rio, which held its grand opening and ribbon cutting at Alderwood Mall Wednesday, also made a $2,500 gift to the Edmonds Public Schools and Alumni Foundation. Included in check presentation, from left, are Nicole Hurley, Café Rio; Deb Anderson, foundation executive director; Brenda Klein and Linda Fitzgerald of the foundation board; and Nick Brossoit, Edmonds School Distric... »

Diana White elected new president of Edmonds School Board; student honored for service

Diana White elected new president of Edmonds School Board; student honored for service

Alderwood Middle student Mia Nguyen, center, and principal Erin Murphy listen as a representative of Prudential Financial announces her as the winner of one of two Prudential Spirit of Community Awards given statewide. (Photo by Natalie Covate) The Edmonds School Board Tuesday night elected Diana White as president, a step necessitated by the recent resignation of Boardmember Susan Philips, who he... »

Edmonds District schools receive Washington Achievement Awards

Six Edmonds School District schools have been recognized with 2013 Washington Achievement Awards. Presented by the Washington State Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the awards recognize schools for excellence and progress based on the state’s Accountability Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver. The award is given in six cate... »

Edmonds School District honored for community support of family services

Edmonds School District honored for community support of family services

Board Directors Kory DeMun and Diana White accept the 2014 Dorrit Pealy Award on behalf of the Edmonds School District. The Center for Human Services, a community-based nonprofit youth and family services agency located in Shoreline, recently awarded the Edmonds School District the 2014 Dorrit Pealy Award. The award is given annually to an individual and organization that provides their community ... »

Mountlake Terrace HS to host Edmonds School District ‘strategic direction’ meeting April 16

Mountlake Terrace HS to host Edmonds School District ‘strategic direction’ meeting April 16

As a part of its year-long effort to formulate a “Strategic Direction” document, the Edmonds School District will conduct a parent/community meeting on Wednesday, April 16, at Mountlake Terrace High School to further discuss the mission and goals of the district. The meeting is slated to begin at 4 p.m. in the school’s theater. The school district is conducting a series of meetings focused on the ... »

Edmonds School District named 2014 ‘Best Community for Music Education’

Edmonds School District named 2014 ‘Best Community for Music Education’

The Edmonds School District has been recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education designation. The district was one of 376 districts nationwide – and only two others in Washington state – to receive the prestigious distinction in 2014. In its 15th year, Best Communities for ... »

Lynnwood Rotary’s $30,000 grant expands pre-kindergarten programs at four Edmonds District Schools

Lynnwood Rotary’s $30,000 grant expands pre-kindergarten programs at four Edmonds District Schools

Presenting the $30,000 check during the March 27 Lynnwood Rotary lunch meeting is President Sue Venable (far left). Accepting the grant on behalf of the Edmonds School District are (left to right): Mountlake Terrace Elementary Principal Doug Johnson; Early Learning Manager Karen Schreiber and Superintendent Nick Brossoit.   As a line of kindergarten students walk past Mountlake Terrace Elemen... »

Edmonds School Board seeks candidate for open director position

Edmonds School Board seeks candidate for open director position

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors agreed last night to open Board Director Position No. 4 for nominations to fill the open seat on the five-member Board. Nomination forms are due April 4. You can nominate yourself or another community member residing within Director District No. 4. Nominated individuals will be invited to apply for the position. Candidate applications are due April 17... »

Public invited to provide input on Edmonds School District’s strategic direction

Public invited to provide input on Edmonds School District’s strategic direction

The public is invited to attend one of four Edmonds School District’s annual community meetings with Superintendent Nick Brossoit. The first meeting is scheduled from 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, March 26 at the Meadowdale High School Theater. The meeting is a chance to provide input on Edmonds School District’s Strategic Direction work and to learn more about the 2014-15 budget. You may attend either in ... »

Alderwood Mall seeks top teachers

Alderwood Mall seeks top teachers

Do you know a teacher who goes the extra mile every day? The Edmonds Public Schools and Alumni Foundation’s partner, Alderwood Mall, is seeking nominations for a top performing teacher in the community. The winning teacher will receive a $500 Shop Etc. Mall Gift Card in recognition of National Teacher’s Day on May 6. Teachers can be nominated on the Alderwood Facebook page from now through M... »

Brier Elementary sending team to Sno-Isle Libraries Reading Challenge Wednesday

Brier Elementary sending team to Sno-Isle Libraries Reading Challenge Wednesday

  A team of six Brier Elementary students is heading to the finals of a Sno-Isle Libraries quiz bowl event scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 26. The Brier Bobcats will be pitted against four other teams in the Sno-Isle Libraries Mega-Fun, Biblio-Trivia, Rockem-Sockem Third-Grade Reading Challenge Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo. The five final teams emerge... »

Cedar Way teacher named March Educator of Month

Cedar Way teacher named March Educator of Month

Jackie Kendall, Cedar Way Elementary School first grade teacher, has been named the Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace Educator of the Month for March. The Rotary Club presented her with a $100 gift certificate and a certificate of appreciation during a breakfast event last week. “Walking into Jackie’s class, you know you are entering an environment of purpose and industry, said Cedar Park Principal... »

Edmonds School Board accepts resignation of Susan Phillips

Edmonds School Board accepts resignation of Susan Phillips

Susan Phillips All of the Edmonds School Board members present at Tuesday night’s meeting spoke with shaky voices and glassy eyes during board member comments. Moments before, they had accepted the resignation of Susan Phillips, board member since 2007 and current president of the board. Phillips had been absent for a number of the previous meetings. In her letter to Superintendent Nick Brossoit, ... »

Get free tuition and earn an IT certificate online through Edmonds CC’s PACE-IT program

Get free tuition and earn an IT certificate online through Edmonds CC’s PACE-IT program

The PACE-IT program at Edmonds Community College is hosting an open house on Wednesday, March 12 from 1-3pm in the Snohomish building, 304A. Through a new federal grant program, PACE-IT offers up to five stackable certificates, including Technology and Integration Support and Web Developer. The former will assist students in achieving the A+, Network+, and Apple industry certifications, while the ... »

ECA fundraiser aimed at providing music residency for Edmonds School District youth

ECA fundraiser aimed at providing music residency for Edmonds School District youth

Alpin Hong The Edmonds Center for the Arts has launched a campaign aimed at fostering the development of young musicians by supporting the residency of one of the world’s most talented pianists. Partnering with Raynier Institute and Foundation through the fundraising platform power2give, ECA hopes to inspire a wide gift base for ECA’s first power2give project titled “The Alpin Hong Residency”. Thi... »

Technology to be discussed at Wednesday’s Superintendent’s Roundtable

Technology in the schools will be the topic at Wednesday’s Superintendent’s Roundtable at noon, March 4 in the Edmonds School District’s Education Service Center — and if you can’t be there, you can listen to it live. Cynthia Nelson, director of technology, and Kim Mathey, manager of instructional media, are the speakers. They will discuss how the tech levy money is being spent and the plans for t... »

MTHS students interested in Running Start can learn more at meeting Tuesday night

MTHS students interested in Running Start can learn more at meeting Tuesday night

Mountlake Terrace High School sophomores and juniors who may be interested in taking Running Start classes next year at Edmonds Community College are invited to learn more about the program on Tuesday, March 4. The informational meeting is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. in the Mountlake Terrace High School Theatre. Students enrolled in community college Running Start are eligible to earn both high scho... »

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