Education

Edmonds School Board to honor champion of food program for homeless students during Tuesday, Sept. 23 meeting

Edmonds School Board to honor champion of food program for homeless students during Tuesday, Sept. 23 meeting

An Edmonds School District employee who championed a longstanding grassroots effort to feed students will be honored by the School Board during its Tuesday, Sept. 23 meeting. Leanne Brisbois did more than schedule students buses; she worked tirelessly to ensure District students in transitional housing or homeless were being fed. Fed on rides to and from school and provided with easy to prepare it... »

Surplus laptops available to low income students

Surplus laptops available to low income students

The Edmonds School District has a surplus of used but operable laptop computers available to low income students. The computers are no longer in service and have been replaced as part of the District’s technology equipment replacement cycle. These surplus computers are being provided to eligible District students, at no cost, based on income level. Students are automatically eligible for a l... »

Edmonds School District seeks input on electronic report cards

Edmonds School District seeks input on electronic report cards

In an effort to more efficiently and cost effectively have all student report cards across all grades reach families, the Edmonds School District is considering providing them electronically. In June, the District provided K-12 report cards by postal mail and for the first time, on Skyward Family Access. The District is surveying kindergarten through grade 12 families through Sept. 18 to determine... »

Learn more about Edmonds School District’s new Strategic Direction at Superintendent’s Roundtable on Wednesday, Sept. 17

Learn more about Edmonds School District’s new Strategic Direction at Superintendent’s Roundtable on Wednesday, Sept. 17

The Edmonds School District’s new Strategic Direction is the topic at the Superintendent’s Roundtable on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the Educational Services Center. The District has drafted key indicators for measuring success on its Strategic Direction. The public is invited to help set the District’s measure of success by bringing its input and ideas. The roundtable is from noon-1 ... »

Edmonds School District enrollment numbers up from projections

Edmonds School District enrollment numbers up from projections

The overall enrollment numbers are up for the Edmonds School District. Monday was the fourth day of school and the official count day for September. Executive Director of Business and Operations Stewart Myhre noted that the District is projected to have an average full-time enrollment (FTE) of about 18,445 students, which is 78 students above last spring’s projection of 18,367. The numbers transla... »

Kids can ‘Read with Rover’ on Sept. 20

Kids can ‘Read with Rover’ on Sept. 20

The Mountlake Terrace Library is again hosting the popular Reading with Rover program on Sept. 20. Kids can stop by to read aloud to loving canine listeners from 11 a.m.-noon. Reading with Rover, helps kids strengthen reading skills and improve reading confidence. Pre-readers and independent readers are welcome. The program is supported by Reading with Rover and Pet Partners.   »

Brossoit: Supreme Court justices ‘clearly upset’ about state’s noncompliance with education funding mandate

Brossoit: Supreme Court justices ‘clearly upset’ about state’s noncompliance with education funding mandate

Justices from the state’s top court sharply questioned an attorney representing the Legislature on Wednesday over why lawmakers shouldn’t be held in contempt for not providing a plan to adequately fund Washington’s public schools, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported. Also attending the 50-minute session was Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit, who told MLTnews follo... »

Schools need nursing plans for students with life-threatening health conditions

Schools need nursing plans for students with life-threatening health conditions

The Edmonds School District reminds parents that children with life-threatening conditions such as severe bee sting or severe food allergies, severe asthma, diabetes, severe seizure, or other at-risk conditions are required to have the following in place before they can begin school: - A nursing plan; (This will be written by the school nurse.) – A medication or treatment order, if appropria... »

Commentary: Building a better robot, or how NCLB is failing our students

Commentary: Building a better robot, or how NCLB is failing our students

Students at Mountlake Terrace High School know how to innovate. The robots they build, wings they design and medical research they conduct are clear markers of successful students and teachers. When I visited the high school last spring, students not only schooled me in robotics and aerodynamics, they presented their ideas to me clearly and effectively. The projects these students engage in during... »

Register for Edmonds Community College Foundation’s 24th annual Golf Classic

Register for Edmonds Community College Foundation’s 24th annual Golf Classic

The 24th Annual Edmonds Community College Foundation’s Golf Classic is set for Sept. 8 at the Bear Creek Country Club. Join community members, alumni, parents, board members, corporations and other friends of the college for a day of golfing. Make a difference in the lives of the students, faculty, staff, and community at Edmonds Community College. Last year, more than $60,000 was raised at the Fo... »

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 for the upcoming school year. The Center will be reopening on Sept. 16. 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 ad... »

Support the Mountlake Terrace High School Band by dropping by Red Onion Burgers on Tuesday, Aug. 26

Support the Mountlake Terrace High School Band by dropping by Red Onion Burgers on Tuesday, Aug. 26

You can help support the Mountlake Terrace High School Band by eating at Red Onion Burgers from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 26. Red Onion Burgers will contribute 20 percent of its sales, 50 percent of its credit card tips and 100 percent of its cash tips to the Mountlake Terrace High School Band as part of its Dining for Dollars program.      »

Parents of incoming Mountlake Terrace High School ninth graders invited to orientation meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 27

Parents of incoming Mountlake Terrace High School ninth graders invited to orientation meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 27

While their children are enjoying Link Crew Night, parents of incoming ninth graders at Mountlake Terrace High School are invited to attend an Orientation meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the high school. Principal Greg Schwab and Counselors will provide parents with some very important tips to help their student navigate their way through their first year, as well as information about hig... »

Incoming ninth graders should attend Link Crew Night on Aug. 27

Incoming ninth graders should attend Link Crew Night on Aug. 27

Incoming ninth graders at Mountlake Terrace High School should plan on attending Link Crew Night on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the high school. From 6-9 p.m., students will receive an introduction to Mountlake Terrace High School to provide a transitional link from middle school to high school. Ninth graders will be grouped with peers as well as two upper-class Hawk Link Leaders, who will serve as ment... »

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Hawk Walk set for Aug. 27

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Hawk Walk set for Aug. 27

Mountlake Terrace High School’s Hawk Walk is scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Aug. 27. Students can tour the school, get their locker in the HUB area, buy a class t-shirt ($15), ASB card ($50), yearbook ($75 with ASB, $85 without ASB) and pay required PSAT (practice SAT Test). All checks should be made payable to ESD #15. Grad Night Tickets for the Class of 2015 will be on sale for $115, a one-t... »

EdCC hosts Composites and Aerospace Manufacturing Open House on Sept. 4

EdCC hosts Composites and Aerospace Manufacturing Open House on Sept. 4

Edmonds Community College’s Engineering Technology department is hosting a Composites and Aerospace Manufacturing Open House on Sept. 4. The Open House will be from 6-8 p.m. in Monroe Hall. Potential students will: take a tour of the materials lab, make something out of carbon fiber to take home, talk to current students and instructors, learn how to enroll and register for classes, and hear more ... »

Edmonds Public Schools Foundation gets new name, new look

Edmonds Public Schools Foundation gets new name, new look

The Edmonds Public Schools & Alumni Foundation on Monday announced a new name, the Foundation for Edmonds School District. The name comes out of the foundation’s merger with the Edmonds School District Alumni Association and the desire to more clearly connect the foundation with its beneficiary, the Edmonds School District, said Executive Director Deb Anderson. The foundation is also introduci... »

Congressman Larsen says No Child Left Behind out of touch with Washington state schools

Congressman Larsen says No Child Left Behind out of touch with Washington state schools

Second District Rep. Rick Larsen called on Congress to reauthorize and update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as nearly all Washington state schools sent letters to parents required by the law indicating that the schools are failing. The U.S. Department of Education revoked Washington state’s waiver from the law, also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), meaning schools and student te... »

Building for future: Edmonds School Board approves facilities contracts, budget

Building for future: Edmonds School Board approves facilities contracts, budget

Building was a common theme at the Edmonds School District Board of Directors meeting Tuesday night. In addition to authorizing district staff to award and execute contracts related to the construction or renovation of district properties – to be funded by last February’s voter-approved $275 million school bond measure – the board discussed ways to effectively build community engagement for the di... »

Edmonds School Board welcomes new school leaders

Edmonds School Board welcomes new school leaders

The Edmonds School District Board has announced the appointment of new 2014-15 school year leaders for the district’s elementary and secondary schools, and recognition of transportation employees: Elementary schools: Johnna Stewart, Principal – Brier Elementary Sean Silver, Assistant Principal – Chase Lake .5/College Place Elementary .5 Katie Shook, Assistant Principal – Sherwood .5/Westgate .5 Su... »

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