Education

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... »

High School commencement dates approved by School Board

High School commencement dates approved by School Board

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors formally approved the high school commencement dates for the 2015-16 school year at last week’s meeting. The following are the dates and times for district’s six high schools: Scriber Lake High School – June 15 – 5 p.m. Lynnwood High School – June 16 – 6:30 p.m. Mountlake Terrace High School – June 17 – ... »

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for May: Anna Vu and Erik Hynes

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for May: Anna Vu and Erik Hynes

Mountlake Terrace High School Students of the Month for May are Anna Vu and Erik Hynes. Student Name: Anna Vu Mother’s Name: Tu Vu Father’s Name: Truc Vu GPA: 2.99 Clubs & Activities: DECA 2013-2014 Secretary; 2014-2015 Vice President; Family, Career and Community Leaders of America 2014-2015 Secretary; Hawkeye/Journalism ASB: Interhigh representative Community Service: I contribut... »

Mountlake Terrace Elementary teacher named May ‘Educator of Month’

Mountlake Terrace Elementary teacher named May ‘Educator of Month’

Marsha Scott, a Mountlake Terrace Elementary School teacher, is the May Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace Educator of the Month. Scott, who also works at Brier Elementary and Madrona School, is an English Language Learners (ELL) instructor. “Marsha strengthens our staff and gives our teachers the tools to best serve our ELL Learners,” Mountlake Terrace Elementary Principal Doug Johnson wrote in his... »

State senator, school board candidate enter turf battle during Monday protest

State senator, school board candidate enter turf battle during Monday protest

Washington State Sen. Maralyn Chase, D-32nd District, joined a crowd of about 60 sign-waving, chanting protesters who lined 100th Avenue West in Edmonds Monday morning, reiterating their opposition to a plan to install crumb rubber turf playfields next to the former Woodway High School this summer. This isn’t the first time that Chase, who lives in Edmonds, has spoken against the project. Sh... »

Military Wire: Trade secrets on how one master’s program attracts veterans

Military Wire: Trade secrets on how one master’s program attracts veterans

Despite the uptick in veteran employment, a considerable number of veterans and their family members are still choosing to pursue a college degree. More than half of veterans who began using their GI Bill benefits between 2002 and 2010 went on to earn a post-secondary degree or certificate by June 2013. This is good news, considering more than three-quarters of the jobs in the next 10 years will r... »

New book by Scriber Lake High School students chronicles their struggles, determination; signing event June 2

New book by Scriber Lake High School students chronicles their struggles, determination; signing event June 2

A group of students at Scriber Lake High School have published a powerful true story collection about the hardships and struggles they’ve endured, and their determination to move forward with their lives. “We Hope You Rise Up” is described as “a revealing collection of true personal stories about abandonment, teen pregnancy, homelessness, addiction, abuse, depression, sickness an... »

Madrona K-8 School to host ‘Madrona Talks’ with student presenters June 4

Madrona K-8 School to host ‘Madrona Talks’ with student presenters June 4

Madrona K-8, a nongraded school that draws students from throughout the Edmonds School District, invites the community on Thursday, June 4 to attend Madrona Talks, with Madrona kindergarten through middle school students giving presentations on a wide array of topics, “each one a celebration of their learning and excitement,” according to a school announcement. The event will run from 6:30-8:30 p.... »

Edmonds School District provides summer learning opportunities for students along with free bus transportation

Edmonds School District provides summer learning opportunities for students along with free bus transportation

The Edmonds School District’s collection of summer learning opportunities, now called Summer Scholars, includes a variety of district programs for students in grades K-12.Students who attend Secondary Summer School, eLearning Summer School, and Ramp Up to Algebra at Meadowdale High School, along with Summer Math at Cedar Valley Community School will have the option of free bus transportation... »

Edmonds Community College offers Transitional Pathways Life Skills Classes

Edmonds Community College offers Transitional Pathways Life Skills Classes

Edmonds Community College and Housing Hope are offering Transitional Pathways Life Skills two-week courses. Class start dates are offered three times a month: once at the Edmonds Community College Gateway Building and two classes a month in Everett. These courses are designed to teach you the keys to unlocking your unique self and setting yourself on your path to success. The course covers issues ... »

Two Mountlake Terrace High School students awarded Rotary Club scholarships

Two Mountlake Terrace High School students awarded Rotary Club scholarships

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood awarded $67,000 in scholarships to 20 graduating seniors and two Edmonds School District graduates during a luncheon Thursday at Edmonds Community College’s Gateway Hall. Mountlake Terrace’s Danielle Hirano and Vera Okolo were among the recipients. Lynnwood High School graduate Siyu Lu was a four-time recipient. Lu is attending the University of Washington. ... »

Foundation for Edmonds School District recognizes grant recipients

Foundation for Edmonds School District recognizes grant recipients

The Foundation for Edmonds School District recognized 28 programs during its Grant Awards Ceremony Thursday at the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. Programs that received support from the Foundation ranged from the district’s Nourishing Network, which provides meals to homeless and low income students, to the Edmonds Heights K-12 and Lynnwood High School Robotics programs and an Anti-Bullying Campaign ... »

Mountlake Terrace’s Johnston to receive national technology award

Mountlake Terrace’s Johnston to receive national technology award

When the Mountlake Terrace High School students of the Technology Student Association (TSA) return from a national conference next month, one will be toting a little extra in her suitcase. Haeley Johnston has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Technology Student Association Dr. Bob Hanson Distinguished Student Award. Johnston will be presented with the award on stage at the national TSA Conferen... »

Letter to parents of Alderwood Middle School students regarding Thursday’s student protest

Letter to parents of Alderwood Middle School students regarding Thursday’s student protest

The following letter from Principal Erin Murphy was sent to parents of children at Alderwood Middle School regarding Thursday’s protest by some students: May 21, 2015 Dear Alderwood Middle Families – Some of you may have heard, but I want to share with you what occurred at school today. I want you to have accurate information, as well as knowledge of what actions staff and I took in he... »

Alderwood Middle School students stage protest against racism

Alderwood Middle School students stage protest against racism

About 120 students at Alderwood Middle School staged a walk-out Thursday to protest what they say is racism at their school. The protest began in the morning when students were arriving at school. Some students did not go to class and instead staged a sit-down protest and then marched around the school, according to Edmonds School District spokesperson Debbie Jakala. Students have raised a number ... »

Former Edmonds School Board member now running unopposed to regain seat

Former Edmonds School Board member now running unopposed to regain seat

Susan Phillips, the former Edmonds School Board member who filed last week to run for the District 4 seat she relinquished for family reasons last year, is now running unopposed. Phillips initially had two other opponents — Michael Arendt and Monica Wheaton — but each of them withdrew their candidacies on May 18. The general election is Nov. 3, 2015. »

Reminder: College Place Middle School Music Boosters host fundraiser at Red Onion Burgers on Tuesday

Reminder: College Place Middle School Music Boosters host fundraiser at Red Onion Burgers on Tuesday

The College Place Middle School Music Boosters are hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday, May 19 at Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace. From 5-8 p.m, the school’s music programs will receive 20 percent of the sales, 100 percent of the cash tips and 50 percent of the credit card tips. Live music will be provided by the school’s musicians. Red Onion Burgers is located at 21005 44th Ave. W., Suite 101,... »

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