Grant program aimed at funding school gardens

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club is offering teachers in the Edmonds School District financial support to plan and implement gardening projects for their students. The funds could be used for garden beds, instructional units, plants and other gardening materials, assistance with building, planting, watering, or other ideas being considered. Initial grants up to $500 are renewable….

Brandi named to National School Foundation Industry Leadership Council

The Foundation for Edmonds School District’s Executive Director Deborah Brandi has been appointed to the National School Foundation Association (NSFA) Industry Leadership Council. Brandi will serve a three-year term as Washington’s representative on the council and NSFA’s ambassador to preK-12 school foundations across the state.  NSFA’s Industry Leadership Council was created in 2017 to better…

Trade Up! introduces high school students to a career path after graduation

Local high school students received a hands-on demonstration Thursday of career opportunities in trade jobs available outside of a college education. The Edmonds School District, through a partnership with the Foundation for Edmonds School District and Snohomish County Labor, hosted Trade Up! — a hands-on exploration in trades like carpentry, electrical work and concrete laying….

Reminder: MTHS Holiday Bazaar looking for vendors

The Class of 2020 ASB is hosting the Mountlake Terrace High School Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the MTHS gym, and organizers are looking for vendors. Email mthsbazaar@gmail.com if you are interested in participating as a vendor. Cost is $45 for one table, $85 for two tables.

School board votes to put capital construction bond, replacement levy on ballot

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors Tuesday night unanimously approved a $600 million capital construction bond and a $96 million replacement technology/capital levy. Voters will decide on the measures in an election to be held Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. “We are excited to move forward with the bond and levy measures,” said School Board…

Annual Celebrate Schools 5K Fun Run draws record numbers

A record number of community members filled Alderwood Mall’s AMC Theater plaza Saturday morning to participate in the 11th annual Celebrate Schools 5K Fun Run. Nearly 1,400 students, teachers, families and pets walked or ran to raise money that will be donated back to the Edmonds School District schools. Event proceeds fund Foundation for Edmonds…

Workforce Snohomish to hold apprenticeship celebration Nov. 7

In recognition of National Apprenticeship Week, Workforce Snohomish is holding a National Apprenticeship Celebration on Nov. 7 from 3-7 p.m. at the Sno-Isle Skills Center. The event will include an apprenticeship panel, hands-on activities, meet and greet with potential hiring employers and a free barbecue. Learn in-demand skills and earn a livable wage with no…

Edmonds School District to host Trade Up! event Oct. 10

The Edmonds School District, in conjunction with the Edmonds School Foundation and Snohomish County Labor, is hosting Trade Up! The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the former-Alderwood Middle School campus. Twelve community partners will provide the roughly 100 students attending information on career opportunities in trades. Participating industries include — Community…

Pacific Northwest College Admission Counseling fair for all students at Lynnwood HS Oct. 8

Lynnwood High School is hosting the first Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) Snohomish County Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Approximately 70 in- and out-of-state colleges and universities will be in attendance. There will be two sessions: Morning session, 9-11 a.m. and evening session, 6-8 p.m. Both sessions will be in the main…

Brier Terrace Middle teacher September Rotary Educator of Month

Brier Terrace Middle School teacher David Whalen is September’s Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace Educator of the Month. Whalen is a Learning Support teacher who works with special needs students. Brier Terrace principal Scott Morrison said the program has grown tremendously since Whalen started working at the school. “He is a positive team player who is…

Learn more about ESD special education services at Oct. 2 meet and greet

The Edmonds School District Student Services Department and the Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) is hosting a meet and greet event Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Edmonds School District Office, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood/ Attendees will get an overview of district programs and learn who to contact when they have questions about…

Edmonds CC to celebrate Manufacturing Day Oct. 4

Edmonds Community College will host a Manufacturing Day event from noon-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, to highlight modern manufacturing — a vibrant and growing industry that offers diverse, high-paying career opportunities. Manufacturing Day is an annual, national event that showcases modern manufacturing careers and encourages thousands of companies and educational institutions to open their doors…

Edmonds School Board begins search process for new superintendent

With the news in August that Edmonds School District Superintendent Kris McDuffy intends to retire in June 2020, the Edmonds School District Board of Directors has started the process of finding a new superintendent. According to information released by the school district, the school board plans to complete the superintendent search by April 2020. The…

School District Equity Alliance for Achievement community meeting set for Sept. 23

Edmonds School District students, families, community and staff are invited to the first Equity Alliance for Achievement (EAACH) meeting of the school year on Monday, Sept. 23, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 20420 68th Ave W in Lynnwood. Equity Alliance for Achievement is a district-level community meeting with a race and equity focus. The…

Reminder: MTHS Parent Boosters hosting Goodwill Donation Drive Sept. 21

The Mountlake Terrace High School Parent Boosters will be hosting a Goodwill Donation Drive on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Mountlake Terrace High School parking lot. Donations from the community will help fill a truck and earn money for booster club programs at Mountlake Terrace High School. The school is…

Candidate Meet and Greet statements: School Board Pos. 5 — Hunnewell and Katims

The following is a transcript of the three-minute statements read by Lisa Hunnewell and Nancy Katims, running for the open Position 5 seat on the Edmonds School District Board of Directors, during a candidate Meet and Greet event Sept. 8 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. While much of the Sept. 8 candidate event focused…

Career and Technical Education success stories at Edmonds School Board meeting

After reviewing the success of the Edmonds School District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) from the 2018-19 school year, the Edmonds School Board of Directors unanimously voted Sept. 10 to approve the updated CTE five-year work plan. CTE teaches middle and high school students specific skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies and career preparation. Each school…

Candidate Meet and Greet statements: School Board Pos. 3 — Noble and Graves

The following is a transcript of the three-minute statements read by Gary Noble, incumbent running for re-election to the Edmonds School District Board of Directors, Position 3, and his challenger Rory Graves during a candidate Meet and Greet event Sept. 8 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. While much of the Sept. 8 candidate event…

ESD family and community education night Sept. 16 for students with special needs

The Edmonds School District is hosting a Family & Community Education Night for students with special needs, from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 in the district’s Educational Service Center boardrooms, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Families are invited to meet the district special education team then choose one of two sessions to attend: – IEP 101 –  Shaina…

Still time to register for Edmonds CC Creative Retirement Institute classes

There’s still time to register for fall quarter classes at the Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) — featuring life-long learning classes just for fun. Classes start Sept. 23, and only three of the 28 offered are full. Go online to www.edcc.edu/cri or stop by the office in the Maltby Building, 7020 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood to…

Sponsor spotlight: Soundview School presents Partners in Parenting series

Soundview School is sponsoring Partners in Parenting, a series of three public speakers on three different nights presented to educate ourselves and our community. These events are free and open to the public; registration strongly recommended (see below). 425-778-8572 October 17, 2019 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. David Quinn, Art and Education What can we say about our friend and colleague David Quinn? He…

Clothes for Kids open house Sept. 11

Clothes for Kids, which provides school wardrobes for children in need in the Edmonds School District, is hosting an open house from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at its Lynnwood location, 16725 52nd Ave. W. Educators and interested community members are invited to stop by for refreshments, a tour of the facility, and the chance to learn…

Set for Oct. 5, Celebrate Schools 5K is Spooktacular family fun

Picture it: A two-legged stoplight runs beside a banana and dog dressed as Superman. Not far behind are Batman and a pint-sized Ninja Turtle. The sounds of high school marching bands and drum lines fill the air, and cheerleaders line the street. What’s going on? The Celebrate Schools Monster Mad Dash 5K to benefit the Foundation…