Edmonds School Board to discuss school-based health centers June 28

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors will receive an update and further discuss school-based health centers during its Tuesday, June 28 regular business meeting. The board has talked about the idea several times over the past year. Staff have been gathering input and additional information for possibly creating a school-based health center for some of…

Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month for May and June 2022

May Edmonds eLearning Academy Isaiah Knorr Edmonds-Woodway High Lindsey Kerns Parents’ Names: Donna and Richard Kerns GPA: 3.68 Clubs & Activities: Band Athletics: Girls Swim Honors: Freshman and Sophomore year Awards: Drum Major and Swim Captain Significant School Project: I created graduation cards for all graduating seniors. Employment: Swim Instructor and Lifeguard at Dale Turner…

School Board approves contract for interim superintendent, hears staff concerns

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors at its Tuesday, June 14, meeting unanimously approved the contract for the district’s new interim superintendent Dr. Rebecca Miner. The school board announced in late April it was extending an offer to Miner, who previously served as superintendent for the Shoreline School District. Her appointment gives the district…

‘A new, exciting chapter’: Edmonds eLearning Academy graduates 104 at Thursday ceremony

Families, friends and staff gathered Thursday to cheer as the Edmonds eLearning Academy held its graduation commencement for 104 students at the Edmonds School District Stadium. The school, which serves both full-time and part-time students, was founded by Sam Gladstein in 2007 and has since evolved into the Edmonds School District’s comprehensive online high school,…

Scriber Lake seniors celebrate with heartfelt graduation sendoff

My assignment: Take photos of the Scriber Lake High School graduation. Easy enough, I thought. It was a great day yesterday for photography: Sunny, temperatures in the upper 60s. Everyone was in their summer wear and summer glee: T-shirts, short sleeves and sun dresses matched with miles and miles of smiles. I expected to see…

Foundation for Edmonds School District awards $164,700 in postsecondary scholarships for 2022

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has awarded $164,700 in postsecondary scholarships to 59 graduating seniors from Edmonds Heights K-12, Edmonds Woodway High School, Lynnwood High School, Meadowdale High School, and Mountlake Terrace Highschool. In all, 76 donor-funded scholarships were awarded to students pursuing vocational, two- and four-year certificates or degrees next fall, the largest…

Edmonds School Board June 14 to approve Rebecca Miner as interim superintendent

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors at their June 14 meeting are set to formally approve Dr. Rebecca Miner as the district’s new interim superintendent for the 2022-23 school year. The school board announced in late April it was extending an offer to Miner, who previously served as superintendent for the Shoreline School District. Her appointment…

High school graduations continue June 16-20, and you can watch them via livestream too

The Edmonds School District continues its high school graduations June 16-20, and you can watch any of the ceremonies via livestream, thanks to Mountlake Terrace High School’s Visual Communications Club HBN. According to club advisory and MTHS teacher Angelo Comeaux, Club HBN is a a student leadership organization offered through the high school’s career and technical…

Nominate an Edmonds School District Living Legend by June 30

In 1984, former Edmonds School District Superintendent Hal Reasby launched the Living Legend Awards to celebrate the school district’s centennial and recognize teachers and staff for exceptional contributions to the district’s educational environment. In honor of the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s 35-year partnership with the district and ESD’s 135-year history of educational excellence, the Living Legend Awards were…

Edmonds School District sponsoring Multilingual Parents Night June 9

Parents interested in learning more about the Edmonds School District’s multilingual programs and services are invited to the online Multilingual Parents Night from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 9. The night’s focus will be on English language learning for parents but staff will answer all questions. Visit the online calendar for the Zoom link. For more…

Edmonds Heights K-12 graduates 45 in festive Friday ceremony

“We’re not your average school,” remarked first-year Edmonds Heights K-12 principal Kathleen Hodges as an estimated 200 parents and graduates began filling the seats in the school gymnasium. “The big thing that distinguishes us is the vital role of families – at our school, it’s the parents who are the primary educators of their children….

Science day camp offered for 4th-6th graders this summer

Sound Salmon Solutions is offering two seesions of a week-long science day camp in Edmonds for fourth- through sixth-grade students this summer. INVEST: Salish Scientists is a hands-on camp located at the Willow Creek Salmon and Watershed Educationa Center. in Edmonds. INVEST stands for Implementing Nature’s Values Empowers Stewards of Tomorrow. Children will get to explore…

Edmonds School District offering summer programs

The Edmonds School District is offering several summer programs this year for elementary, middle and high school students. Most of them are in-person and vary based on grade level. A new credit online summer program is available for students in grades 8-11 during the 2021-22 school year. The program is for students seeking new credit…

Mountlake Terrace HS athletes among those honored at 2022 ESD banquet

The Edmonds School District honored its finest scholar athletes, coaches and community members at the 21st annual Scholar-Athlete and Community Recognition awards celebration banquet held Wednesday, May 25 at Edmonds-Woodway High School. Director of ceremonies Justine Locke noted that the awards “celebrate the very best of our student athletes and to acknowledge the role played…

Edmonds School Board Tuesday adopts revised student fees and fines policy

During a somber meeting that followed Tuesday’s shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, the Edmonds School Board approved a revised student fees and fines policy under which students’ grades, transcripts or diplomas can no longer be withheld if a student has an outstanding fine or fee. Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas, during his report, addressed…

Tutors sought for Edmonds School District college and career readiness program

The Edmonds School District is looking for tutors for its Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) elective programs for the 2022-23 school year. Both paid and volunteer positions are available for those 16 and older. Tutors will support middle school and high school students enrolled in the AVID elective course by providing direct instructional support with…

Lynnwood Rotary Club awards $55K in scholarships to graduating seniors

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood presented $55,000 in scholarships to 11 seniors graduating from Meadowdale, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Scriber Lake high schools. The scholarship awards are as follows: $5,000 university scholarships: Alejandra Engel – Meadowdale HS Aurysai Ko – Meadowdale HS Saul Gonzales – Meadowdale HS Madeleine Karnikis – Meadowdale HS Imogen French –…

Students and staff display artistic talents at MTHS art show

Mountlake Terrace High School students and faculty shared their artistic talents with the community at a free art and maker show on Saturday, May 21. The MTHS Innovations Club organized the event to show off the creativity of students and staff with various murals, Edmonds Arts Festival submissions and projects on display. Instructors noted that…

Photo gallery: Edmonds Jazz Connection vocalists

A photo gallery of the jazz vocalists who performed at the North Sound Center during the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection, featuring local middle, high school and college student jazz musicians. Sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club, the annual May music event raises funds to support Edmonds School District music programs. You can see photos of the big…

Photo gallery: Edmonds Jazz Connection small combos

A photo gallery of the jazz combos who performed at the Edmonds Theater during the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection, featuring local middle, high school and college student jazz musicians. Sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club, the annual May music event raises funds to support Edmonds School District music programs. You can see photos of the big band…

Music to our ears: Jazz Festival returns to Edmonds

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, local middle, high school and college student jazz musicians — from big bands, to jazz combos to vocalists — returned to downtown Edmonds Saturday for the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection. Sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club, the annual May music event raises funds to support Edmonds…

Families turn out for Edmonds School District health and fitness fair

The Edmonds School District held its free Health and Fitness Expo Saturday, May 21 at Edmonds District Stadium, next to Edmonds-Woodway High School. The sun was out and the event proved to be popular as participants engaged in a variety of activities and also learned about healthy habits and nutrition. Activities included a 1k fun…