Education

Public elementary school parents should expect report cards in the mail this year

For years, middle and high school families within the Edmonds School District have received student report cards in the mail approximately a week after the school year has concluded. It has been an efficient method, district officials stated, allowing teaching staff to complete grading up through the last day of the school year and ensuring all students’ completed assignments are included in the f... »

Congrats to Mountlake Terrace High class of 2014!

Congrats to Mountlake Terrace High class of 2014!

Sunny skies turned into a downpour at Edmonds School District stadium Thursday evening, but it didn’t dampen the joy of the Mountlake Terrace graduates and their families attending commencement festivities. David Carlos was there to capture the action. »

Edmonds School Board votes to drop senior project requirement

Starting next fall, students in the Edmonds School District no longer will have to complete a senior project in order to graduate high school. At Tuesday’s School Board meeting, the Directors unanimously voted to support a recommendation from the Culminating Project Committee that the District drop the senior project graduation requirement. The board will formally take action on the issue in July ... »

Edmonds Public Schools & Alumni Foundation awards $63,000 in scholarships to 36 graduating seniors

Edmonds Public Schools & Alumni Foundation awards $63,000 in scholarships to 36 graduating seniors

The Edmonds Public Schools & Alumni Foundation has awarded $63,000 in scholarships to 36 graduating seniors in the Edmonds School District. According to a district announcement, the foundation receives generous funding from The Hazel Miller Foundation and District alumni. Included in the awards are two $5,000 and 11 $2,000 Hazel & Morris Miller Scholarships; one Lenovo Thinkpad; and 23 alu... »

Public invited to provide input on Edmonds School District’s Strategic Direction at Tuesday, June 3 meeting

Public invited to provide input on Edmonds School District’s Strategic Direction at Tuesday, June 3 meeting

The Edmonds School District is inviting the public to provide feedback on the district’s Stratetic Direction during a community meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 3 at Cedar Valley Community School in Lynnwood. During the 2013-14 school year, the Edmonds School District has engaged students, staff, families, partners and the broader community in its Strategic Direction. Highlights of the results ... »

Edmonds School District offering summer school music, academic programs

Edmonds School District offering summer school music, academic programs

The Edmonds School District is offering three distinct summer school programs during between late June and mid-August, including Summer Music School to be held at Mountlake Terrace High School. Summer Music School Summer Music School, for students entering grades 6-12, will run from June 23 to July 11. Other summer school options are the Secondary Summer School July 7 through July 31 at Meadowdale... »

State auditor: Edmonds School District custodians reported $11,000 in unearned overtime

State auditor: Edmonds School District custodians reported $11,000 in unearned overtime

The Edmonds School District plans to seek recovery of almost $11,000 from two former custodians, who misappropriated money by reporting unearned overtime on their payroll slips from 2008-2013. A Washington State Auditor Office Fraud Investigation Report, released Monday, May 19, detailed the background and results of the investigation. The report also described the weaknesses in internal controls ... »

Changes in food and beverages at schools to be discussed at Superintendent’s Roundtable Wednesday

Changes in food and beverages at schools to be discussed at Superintendent’s Roundtable Wednesday

The topic of this Wednesday’s Edmonds School District’s Superintendent’s Roundtable is the upcoming changes in what foods and beverages can be sold to students during the school day. Representatives from the District’s Wellness Committee will be on hand to discuss: Smart snacks in vending machines and student stores Fundraising involving sale of food and beverages A la Carte school meals Physical ... »

School board approves project to upgrade former Woodway HS athletic fields

School board approves project to upgrade former Woodway HS athletic fields

A project to improve the athletic fields at the former Woodway High School that has been in the planning stages for more than seven years got the green light from the Edmonds School District Board at Tuesday’s meeting. The board unanimously approved a project and preliminary budget for Phase 1 of the project and a consultant selection and agreement with DA Hogan for design of athletic field improv... »

New school board member Nowak dives right in at Tuesday board meeting

New school board member Nowak dives right in at Tuesday board meeting

April Nowak, the Edmonds School District Board’s newest director, dove right into action at Tuesday’s meeting after being sworn in by School Board President Diana White at the start of the meeting. During a discussion of how surplus computers were going to be used, Nowak asked if the district had considered allowing students who don’t have computers at home to check them out for the year. The dist... »

Edmonds School Board swears in Director April Nowak

Edmonds School Board swears in Director April Nowak

The Edmonds School District Board swore in and welcomed its newest Director during its regular meeting Tuesday, May 13. April Nowak is an Edmonds resident with four children; three currently in the Edmonds School District. “On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Edmonds School District community, we welcome April to her new role and appreciate the extensive knowledge in policy issues and budg... »

Boeing offering Family STEM Night at MLT Elementary School May 28

Boeing offering Family STEM Night at MLT Elementary School May 28

Boeing is offering a free, two-hour Family STEM Night program on Wednesday, May 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace Elementary School to a limited number of families who sign up for the event. Families will have an opportunity to work as a team to solve real-world math problems, design and build products, and troubleshoot issues during the two-hour session. The event will be led by volunteers ... »

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 ... »

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