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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... »

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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... »

Brighton School starts work on former City Church building, plans to open in fall of 2015

Brighton School starts work on former City Church building, plans to open in fall of 2015

Brighton School began work on the renovation of the former City Church building in Mountlake Terrace this week with the goal of moving into its new campus in September of 2015. “Work on the building started on Wednesday,” said Brighton School Principal David Locke. “They are going to be doing a complete refurbishing and building classroom space.  It’s basically being totally redone. A new wing is ... »

Cat in Hat, books in hand for Read Across America event benefiting Edmonds School District libraries

Cat in Hat, books in hand for Read Across America event benefiting Edmonds School District libraries

Children, parents and teachers from across the Edmonds School District participated in the third annual Read Across America Community Celebration Saturday in downtown Edmonds. The Edmonds Education Association and the Foundation for Edmonds School District partnered with local businesses to celebrate the birthday of the children’s author Dr. Seuss (officially March 2) and encourage families ... »

Premera VP reapppointed to Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees

Premera VP reapppointed to Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees

Quentin Powers was reappointed to the Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees earlier this month. Gov. Jay Inslee reappointed Powers — currently the Vice Chair of the Edmonds CC Board of Trustees — to serve a five-year term through September 2019. Powers was initially appointed to the Board of Trustees in October 2006 by Gov. Christine Gregoire. Powers is the Vice President of Internal Audit, ... »

Edmonds School District moving ahead with classroom sound systems

Edmonds School District moving ahead with classroom sound systems

The Edmonds School District is moving ahead with plans to purchase and install portable sound systems in its classrooms. The School District Board of Directors gave its OK Tuesday to what has been described as Phase 1, where the District uses money from its Capital Bond to purchase Classroom Sound Systems. The District’s new schools already include sound systems in their specs. In Phase 1, the Dis... »

Students, parents sound off on Edmonds School District Food Services

Students, parents sound off on Edmonds School District Food Services

Thanks to a grant from the Verdant Health Commission, Edmonds School District Food Services was able to conduct a first of its kind survey among students, parents, staff and the community in 2014. The results of the survey were presented to the School Board of Directors at Tuesday’s meeting. During the summer and fall 724 students completed the survey. A parent/staff/community survey was completed... »

Read Across America activities set for Revelations Yogurt, Lynnwood Bowl and Skate

Read Across America activities set for Revelations Yogurt, Lynnwood Bowl and Skate

The Edmonds Education Association and the Foundation for Edmonds School District are teaming up with local businesses this Saturday, Feb. 28 to sponsor the third annual Read Across America Community Celebration. Occurring near the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the day is focused on encouraging families to read together and raising money to support Edmonds School District libraries. Read Across America ac... »

Mountlake Terrace High School to receive First Amendment Press Freedom Award

Mountlake Terrace High School to receive First Amendment Press Freedom Award

For the fourth time, Mountlake Terrace High School has been selected to receive a First Amendment Press Freedom Award, an honor given by a joint committee of the Journalism Education Association (JEA), the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and the Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society. The award recognizes public and private high schools that actively support, teach and protec... »

Mountlake Terrace senior wins state writing honor, will meet the President

Mountlake Terrace senior wins state writing honor, will meet the President

Mountlake Terrace High School senior Nick Fiorillo was the recipient of a Hearst Scholarship. The annual award for writing is only given to one male and one female student in Washington state. A student from Mountlake Terrace High has been selected four years in a row, a testament to the student writers of the Hawkeye, the school newspaper. Fiorillo attended summer leadership camp where he had the... »

Alderwood/Terrace Rotary Community Homework Center needs adult and student volunteers

Alderwood/Terrace Rotary Community Homework Center needs adult and student volunteers

The Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Community Homework Center is looking for adult and high school student volunteers. The Center provides: Tutoring help with homework and access to the Internet Fun and educational games Support for parents and families Rental of musical instruments School supplies and backpacks English classes for adults The whole family is invited All services are free of charge. Hours... »

Three Mountlake Terrace High School musicians earn Northwest Honors

Three Mountlake Terrace High School musicians earn Northwest Honors

Three Mountlake Terrace High School student musicians were selected to take part in the 2015 NAfME All-Northwest Honors Bands performances earlier this month in Spokane. Ryan Leppich (drums) and Joe Walrath (Baritone saxophone) were selected to play with the All-Northwest Jazz Band, while Molly Taylor (clarinet) was chosen for the All-Northwest Concert Band. Leppich, Walrath and Taylor were among ... »

Music4Life earns support from Nina McLemore

Music4Life earns support from Nina McLemore

The Music4Life™ initiative has won corporate support from New York-based Nina McLemore, the clothing line for executive and professional women. McLemore’s boutique store in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel will provide 15 percent of proceeds for two weeks starting March 1 for purchases by customers who identify themselves as supportive of Music4Life. “This is a wonderful gift,” says Betty Woods, former ... »

School Board approves Brier Terrace Middle School parking lot renovation project

School Board approves Brier Terrace Middle School parking lot renovation project

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors recently approved a  $450,000 total budget to replace or upgrade damaged and worn out paving in the Brier Terrace Middle School parking lot. The Board approved a $100,000 preliminary budget last year. The projec t would replace or upgrade damaged and worn out paving at key locations on the campus. The engineer will produce the final design, final cost... »

Public invited to review Edmonds School District’s K-6 writing materials

Public invited to review Edmonds School District’s K-6 writing materials

The Edmonds School District has scheduled two Open Houses for the public to review its grade K-6 Writing Materials at the former Woodway High School. The District Review Team has finished the first phase in the selection of new writing materials for elementary schools. The team consists of teachers, administrators and district staff. The community has an opportunity to review and give feedback on ... »

Tickets on sale for Hot Java Cool Jazz featuring Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz 1

Tickets on sale for Hot Java Cool Jazz featuring Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz 1

Tickets are now available to be ordered for the 20th annual edition of Hot Java Cool Jazz, a concert featuring five local high school jazz bands – this year again including Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz 1 – on Friday, Mar. 20, at the Paramount Theater in Seattle. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered through the MTHS Music Boosters Club at sherrill0904@hotmail.com. Tickets will also be available... »

Foundation for Edmonds School District announces merger, grant funds for scholarships

Foundation for Edmonds School District announces merger, grant funds for scholarships

The Foundation for Edmonds School District announced three key pieces of news this week, including: — Its merger with the Mountlake Terrace Endowment Scholarship Association (MTESA) and the receipt of a $50,000 Nike stock gift. The MTESA scholarship was established in 1982 by Mountlake Terrace High School (MTHS) teachers Judy Roberts, Leo Sherrick and Ed Bush to recognize those students who have r... »

Edmonds School District looking to expand suicide prevention program in middle, high schools

Edmonds School District looking to expand suicide prevention program in middle, high schools

The Edmonds School District is looking to expand the implementation of a suicide prevention program called Signs of Suicide (SOS) to all of its middle and high schools. The program, piloted at Alderwood Middle School in 2013-14, combines classroom content instruction aligned with state standards, identification of at-risk students and counseling intervention. The School Psychologist Professional O... »

Local students named to Whitworth’s Laureate Society

Local students named to Whitworth’s Laureate Society

Seven local students have been named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for fall semester 2014. The students qualified for the academic honor society by maintaining a grade-point average of at least 3.75 during the semester. Located in Spokane, Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 ... »

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