Education

Mountlake Terrace Elementary School to add second day of prekindergarten thanks to Rotary grant

Mountlake Terrace Elementary School to add second day of prekindergarten thanks to Rotary grant

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood presented a check for $30,000 that will fund an additional day of prekindergarten at four elementary schools in the Edmonds School District. With the District’s focus on PreK-3rd Grade Early Learning as part of the Strategic Direction, the Lynnwood Rotary has continued to be a strong advocate for this work. This is the fifth year, in partnership with the Lynnwood Rotary... »

Edmonds School District earns ‘Best Community for Music Education’ award for seventh straight year

Edmonds School District earns ‘Best Community for Music Education’ award for seventh straight year

The Edmonds School District has again been recognized by the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education designation. The district joins 388 districts across the country – and only two others in Washington State – to receive the prestigious distinction in 2015. In its 16th year, Best Communities for Music Education affirms sch... »

Edmonds School Board Director DeMun won’t seek re-election this fall

Edmonds School Board Director DeMun won’t seek re-election this fall

School District Board Director Kory DeMun will not seek re-election to his Director District 1 seat on the Edmonds School District Board of Directors. The election for his four-year term is in November 2015 with interested candidates required to file with Snohomish County in May. “I have served the District for four years and enjoy the work,” DeMun said. “It is time for me to move on so I have mor... »

Mountlake Terrace High School hosts Edmonds School District’s annual STEM Expo on March 31

Mountlake Terrace High School hosts Edmonds School District’s annual STEM Expo on March 31

The Edmonds School District’s STEM EXPO is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet. The event will be from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 31 at Mountlake Terrace High, 21801 44th Ave. W.,Mountlake Terrace. More than 400 students are signed up to present their unique projects at the third annual event. The EXPO enables students from across the district to demonstrate their amazing work of student... »

Graduate from an Edmonds School District HS? Reunion calendar now available

Graduate from an Edmonds School District HS? Reunion calendar now available

If you’re an alumnus of any Edmonds School District public high school, check out this new Reunion Calendar feature on the Foundation for Edmonds School District website. The calendar will include basic class reunion event information along with a link to the event’s website or registration page. Part of a reunion planning committee and want to add your event? Go to the Add a Reunion Event page an... »

Edmonds Community College Foundation’s Auction and Gala to feature guest celebrity chef Bobby Moore

Edmonds Community College Foundation’s Auction and Gala to feature guest celebrity chef Bobby Moore

Edmonds Community College Foundation presents a Star Gazing Soirée at its annual gala and auction on April 25, featuring guest celebrity chef Bobby Moore, Executive Chef of the Barking Frog at Willows Lodge. Chef Moore will oversee the gala event’s dinner menu and work with students in the college’s highly-regarded culinary arts program. This is the 29th year of the Edmonds Community College... »

Edmonds School District schedules Community Budget meetings

Edmonds School District schedules Community Budget meetings

Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit will be hosting four Community Budget Meetings to discuss the budget process for the 2015-16 school year. Hear about where the District’s Strategic Work Groups recommend the district uses any additional state funding. Mark your calendar for the day and time that works best for you: Wednesday, March 25 at 4 p.m. at Meadowdale High School Theater,... »

Mountlake Terrace High School senior named state Journalist of the Year

Mountlake Terrace High School senior named state Journalist of the Year

Mountlake Terrace High School Hawkeye Editor-in-Chief Nick Fiorillo learned Thursday that the Washington Journalism Education Association has named him the 2015 Washington state Journalist of the Year. Fiorillo said that he believed the largest contributing factor to becoming WJEA Journalist of the Year was the variety of journalistic work he has done. He has produced journalistic work in a wide v... »

Mountlake Terrace Jazz musicians win Newport Jazz Festival’s Sweepstakes Award

Mountlake Terrace Jazz musicians win Newport Jazz Festival’s Sweepstakes Award

  What gift do you give your school band director on his birthday? For members of Mountlake Terrace High School’s top jazz band, the answer came Saturday night. Mountlake Terrace Jazz 1 won the Sweepstakes Award at the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival Saturday at Newport High School in Bellevue. The Mountlake Terrace musicians claimed the top prize after a day of concert presentations by more than ... »

Bilingual students to have opportunity to earn high school credits through World Language Assessments

Bilingual students to have opportunity to earn high school credits through World Language Assessments

Edmonds School District students who speak languages other than English will have the opportunity to earn high school credits this year. District staff presented a report on World Language Assessments during Tuesday’s Board of Directors meeting. Students will be able to earn up to four high school credits by demonstrating their proficiency through reading, writing, speaking and listening. Staff re... »

Wednesday’s Superintendent’s Roundtable focuses on Verdant Grant/Wellness Procedures

Wednesday’s Superintendent’s Roundtable focuses on Verdant Grant/Wellness Procedures

This Wednesday’s Edmonds School District Superintendent’s Roundtable will focus on Verdant Grant/Wellness Procedures. The speakers are Barb Lloyd, Food Services Director; Barb Pyper, District Nutritional Consultant; and Jenni McCloughan, District Wellness and Fitness Coordinator. The Roundtable will be from noon-1 p.m. in the Boardrooms at the Educational Services Center, 20420 68th Av... »

Mountlake Terrace High Band Director named February ‘Educator of Month’

Mountlake Terrace High Band Director named February ‘Educator of Month’

Darin Faul, band director at Mountlake Terrace High School, was named the February Rotary Club of Alderwood Terrace Educator of the Month. Faul, the school’s band director since 1997, has been instrumental in leading the school’s Jazz and Instrumental Music programs to regional and national prominence. Principal Greg Schwab said Fault is a great teacher. “Students learn at very high levels in his ... »

Rep. Kagi-sponsored Early Start Act passes House, heads to Senate for consideration

Rep. Kagi-sponsored Early Start Act passes House, heads to Senate for consideration

The Washington State House of Representatives passed HB 1491, the Early Start Act, sponsored by 32nd District Rep. Ruth Kagi, by a 67-31 vote on Monday. “Half of Washington’s children are set up to fail,” Kagi (D-Seattle) said. “On the first day of kindergarten, they’re behind on math and language and don’t have the social and emotional skills to succeed. These kids are starting a lifelong race 20... »

Update: Lynnwood High School senior killed in weekend car accident

Update: Lynnwood High School senior killed in weekend car accident

A Lynnwood High School senior was killed in an car accident early Saturday morning in Mill Creek. In a letter to families, Lynnwood Principal David Golden wrote that Brandon Doyle “was well liked by staff and students at our school. Those who knew Brandon knew him as a friendly, respectful young man who was devoted to his academics.” Lynnwood High School counselors, as well as counselo... »

Mountlake Terrace City Council recognizes Brighton School students

Mountlake Terrace City Council recognizes Brighton School students

A group of sixth grade students from the Brighton School, who completed a volunteer project at Hall Creek, was recognized by the City Council at its March 2 meeting. Clara Guyot, a sixth grade student at Brighton School, coordinated with the Recreation and Parks Department to have her class complete a project pulling weeds and picking up litter along Hall Creek near Lake Ballinger. Clara and her g... »

Register for free Computer/Digital Forensic, Safe Computer seminars at EdCC

Register for free Computer/Digital Forensic, Safe Computer seminars at EdCC

Have you ever wondered what can be retrieved from your computer, even after your Internet history and cache have been deleted? If so, that might be one reason to attend a digital forensics seminar March 14 from 12 to 4 p.m., in Meadowdale Hall 124, Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Admission is free to the public; however, registration is required. Edmonds Community College i... »

State gives accolades for Edmonds School District’s College Bound Scholarship Program

State gives accolades for Edmonds School District’s College Bound Scholarship Program

The Edmonds School District is one of the top-performing districts in the state in terms of signup for the College Bound Scholarship program. The 2013-14 state average for college Bound Scholarship sign-ups was 89 percent, and the Edmonds School District exceeded the state average by signing up 95 percent of eligible students in the Class of 2018. The College Bound Scholarship program is an early ... »

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for February: Oscar Guzman and Jacinta Garcia

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for February: Oscar Guzman and Jacinta Garcia

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for February are Oscar Guzman and Jacinta Garcia. Student’s Name: Oscar Guzman Mother’s Name: Celia Guzman Father’s Name: Benito Guzman GPA: 3.2 Clubs & Activities: DECA, Colores Unidos, Creating a Better Tomorrow, Latino Education Achievement Program, Latino Community Fund. Athletics: I’ve been trained and have trained my... »

Making beautiful music

Making beautiful music

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Edmonds School District psychologists receive national award

Edmonds School District psychologists receive national award

The Edmonds School District’s Crisis Team was awarded “Excellence in PREPARE Implementation” at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) conference last week. Representatives for the team were Jo Callaghan, Director of Psychology and Counseling Services, Kate Pothier, Manager of Psychology and Counseling Services and JoAnna Rockwood, Psychologist at Alderwood Middle. The... »

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