Education

Edmonds School District offers support to staff, students following Marysville school shooting

Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit on Friday sent the following letter to staff following the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Friday morning: October 24, 2014 Dear Colleagues: Today there was a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School. The media is providing updates; information about this situation is still being developed. The Marysville district and law enforcem... »

Edmonds School District to look into providing sound enhancement systems for all classrooms

Edmonds School District to look into providing sound enhancement systems for all classrooms

The Edmonds School District will look further into potentially providing sound enhancement systems for all classrooms throughout the District. The Board of Directors supported the District’s desire to incorporate the technology that currently is being used by some schools. District Instructional Technology Manager Kim Mathey demonstrated the amplification system during Tuesday’s School Board meeti... »

Alderwood-Terrace Rotary names Hazelwood Elementary Learning Support Specialist as ‘Educator of the Month’

Alderwood-Terrace Rotary names Hazelwood Elementary Learning Support Specialist as ‘Educator of the Month’

Tina Whicker, Learning Support Specialist at Hazelwood Elementary School, was named the Alderwood-Terrace Rotary’s October Educator of the Month. Whicker manages and teaches primary grade level students in reading, writing and mathematics, collaborates with parents and teachers to implement Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and teaches the federal Title I program, which helps boost students ac... »

Edmonds School District’s Library staff recognized by state organization

Edmonds School District’s Library staff recognized by state organization

Two Edmonds School District staff members were recognized for their outstanding work at the October Washington Library Media Association Conference (WLMA). The District’s Manager of Libraries and Instructional Technology, Kim Mathey, was named the WLMA Supervisor of the Year. Her nomination letter was signed by over 20 Library Information Specialists in the District. Westgate Elementary’s Library ... »

Feet First: Safe routes to school

Feet First: Safe routes to school

Did you know October is International Walk to School Month? During IWALK month, schools around the world inspire students to walk to school by hosting celebrations and campaigns. If you are interested in knowing more about local efforts to create safe routes to schools and bus stops, see the Feet First website. And to learn how your elected officials and candidates feel about safe walking routes, ... »

A message from Edmonds Schools Superintendent: Parents, ‘talk’ with your baby

A message from Edmonds Schools Superintendent: Parents, ‘talk’ with your baby

Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit sent out the following message Tuesday to parents of kindergarten-3rd grade families, and the district asked us to share his message with all parents of younger children: Dear Parents: I am sharing an important article with you that reinforces the power and importance of your “talk” with younger children as directly related to their development.... »

Annual information meetings, testing schedule set for school gifted programs

Annual information meetings, testing schedule set for school gifted programs

Edmonds School District gifted programs are intended to provide support for students who exhibit extremely high cognitive ability, often demonstrate significantly advanced levels of academic achievement and/or display unusual creative behavior. You can learn more during evening parent meetings as follows: Grades K-7 Parent (only) meeting – Oct. 22, 6-7 p.m., Terrace Park Elementary Grade 8 Parent/... »

Frog Lady featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Frog Lady featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Snohomish County’s own Thayer Cueter (aka The Frog Lady) is featured in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reality Shock!,” the annual book that delivers what it describes as “the strangest, weirdest, most amazing stories from around the world.” The book notes that Cueter, featured on page 176, “has built up a collection of over 10,000 items of frog-related memo... »

Still possible to join Edmonds School District’s Strategic Direction Work Groups

Still possible to join Edmonds School District’s Strategic Direction Work Groups

More than 130 individuals – parents, community members and staff – have divided into five key Strategic Direction Work Groups for the “Each Student Learning, Every Day!” planning for the Edmonds School District. But according to the district, It’s not too late to participate. Sign up here to attend the Oct. 20 session from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Educational Services Center. In addition to the be... »

Public encouraged to take Edmonds School District’s Food Services Department survey

Public encouraged to take Edmonds School District’s Food Services Department survey

In order to learn more about the food and nutritional practices of the community, the Edmonds School District’s Food Service Department applied for and received a $10,680 grant from Verdant Health Commission. The Federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires comprehensive assessment, evaluation and development of strategies and programs that support healthy eating, nutrition activity and w... »

Brier-Terrace Middle School ASB holding fundraiser at Red Onion Burgers on Tuesday

Brier-Terrace Middle School ASB holding fundraiser at Red Onion Burgers on Tuesday

The Brier-Terrace Middle School Associated Student Body is having a fundraiser Tuesday at Red Onion Burgers. The  Terrific Tuesday fundraiser is from 5-8 p.m., Oct. 14. Twenty percent from of all sales, 50 percent of credit card tips and 100 percent of cash tips at the restaurant will be given to the Brier-Terrace Middle School ASB. Proceeds collected will help fund student-related activities at t... »

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for September: Taron Castleton and Maciel Mata

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for September: Taron Castleton and Maciel Mata

Mountlake Terrace High School Student Name: Taron Castleton Mother’s Name: Ellen Pritchett Father’s Name: John Pritchett GPA: 3.8 Clubs & Activities: PTSA, DECA, Eagle Scout through Boy Scouts of America, Order of the Arrow through BSA; six year member of National Honor Society; President of Cleanup Crew; Wrestling Rhinos; STEM ASB: 2013 Sophomore class president; 2014 ASB public r... »

Boots to Books and Beyond campaign closes in on $1 million goal in support of student veterans

Boots to Books and Beyond campaign closes in on $1 million goal in support of student veterans

The Edmonds Community College Foundation is in its final stretch of a $1 million fundraising campaign — the Boots to Books and Beyond campaign — to support student veterans and their families at Edmonds Community College. “Edmonds CC is committed to ensuring a supportive path from military service to college and beyond,” said Dr. Jean Hernandez, Edmonds CC President. “Over the past two years, we h... »

Edmonds School District students can now earn a varsity letter in community service

Edmonds School District students can now earn a varsity letter in community service

Students in the Edmonds School District will be able to earn a varsity letter in community service this year. Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools Patrick Murphy briefed the School Board about the new program during Tuesday’s School Board meeting. The varsity letter in community service was a byproduct of the District’s decision not to retain the senior project. The Board and District so... »

Music4Life benefit concert to feature renowned pianist Spencer Myer

Music4Life benefit concert to feature renowned pianist Spencer Myer

Renowned concert pianist Spencer Myer will be performing in a benefit concert for the Edmonds School District’s Music4Life program on Oct. 10 at Richmond Beach Congregational Church in Shoreline. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $20 at the door and will benefit the Edmonds and Shoreline Schools Music4Life™ programs. “This will be a rare opportunity to hear this fine musician,” said concert... »

Glee singer and guitarist Derik Nelson to perform at Mountlake Terrace High School on Oct. 10

Glee singer and guitarist Derik Nelson to perform at Mountlake Terrace High School on Oct. 10

Glee singer and guitarist Derik Nelson performs his high-powered full-band pop/rock concert on Friday, Oct. 10, at Mountlake Terrace High School. The 8:30 p.m. show is open to all ages and will feature 90 minutes of pop and rock music with a mix of covers and original songs. There will be no intermission. A portion of the ticket sales goes directly to Mountlake Terrace High School to benefit the s... »

Community comes out to ‘Celebrate Schools!’, support Foundation for Edmonds School District

Community comes out to ‘Celebrate Schools!’, support Foundation for Edmonds School District

Students, parents, teachers, employees and other supporters of the Edmonds School District turned out in large numbers Saturday morning for the sixth annual Celebrate Schools! 5k Run/Walk at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. The day started off with a Children’s Fun Run, which was won by Will Konings, 7, of Hilltop Elementary School. The overall winner of the 5k Run was Chris Kratz, a 2007 graduat... »

Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace recognizes top high school musician

Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace recognizes top high school musician

Lynnwood High School’s Kaelyn Stanton was awarded the 2014 Pelland Trumpet during a presentation at Friday’s Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace Friday morning at Swedish Edmonds. The award recognizes exceptional talent in a young trumpet player. The Pelland Trumpet is a performance-level a Bach Stradivarius instrument donated to the Music4Life program by Micaela Pelland of Lake Forest Pa... »

Register for sixth annual Celebrate Schools! 5k Run/Walk

Register for sixth annual Celebrate Schools! 5k Run/Walk

Time is running out to preregister for the sixth annual Celebrate Schools! 5k Run/Walk. The event, which benefits the Foundation for Edmonds School District, is set for Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Alderwood Mall. Registration is $25 for adults, until Oct. 2 when it goes up to $35. Youth, ages 13-18, are $15 and kids, 0-12 are $5. Register online at: foundationesd.org. The schedule for Oct. 4 is: 7 a.m... »

Sen. McAuliffe discusses state education funding crisis

Sen. McAuliffe discusses state education funding crisis

The Mountlake Terrace Hawkeye recently sat down with State Senator Rosemary McAuliffe (1st Legislative District) to talk about the current education funding crisis in Washington state. McAuliffe is a ranking member on the Senate Early Education and K-12 Education Committee and is a member of the Senate Higher Education Committee. McAuliffe spoke on several topics in education including the McClear... »

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