Mary Williams new principal at Mountlake Terrace Elementary School

Mary Williams has been appointed the new principal at Mountlake Terrace Elementary School in Mountlake Terrace. Williams was previously the principal at Cedar Way Elementary School, where she also worked as an assistant principal. Before joining the Edmonds School District, Williams worked in the Everett School District. Williams is from Corvallis, Ore.and a graduate of…

Brier Terrace Middle School welcomes new principal Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison has been appointed the new principal at Brier Terrace Middle School in Mountlake Terrace. Morrison was previously the principal at College Place Elementary School, an assistant principal at Mountlake Terrace High School and worked as a teacher at Meadowdale High School and Edmonds-Woodway High School. Morrison is from Alderwood Manor and an alumna…

Red Cross offers safety tips as students head back to school

School bells will be calling students to the classroom soon and the American Red Cross wants to make sure every student is safe as they head back to school for the upcoming academic year.  “While safety is a top priority for all students, there are special steps for parents of younger kids and those headed…

Save the dates: Edmonds School District seeks feedback on K-6 reading adoption

The Edmonds School District is updating its core reading curriculum in grades K-6, and all are invited to drop by to view the Units of Study for Reading currently under consideration — and provide feedback. Families, students, community members and district staff are all invited. When and where: 7-9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Educational Services…

Cybersecurity careers seminar at Edmonds CC Sept. 14

Curious about what it takes to become a cybersecurity expert and what careers are available? Find out at the Edmonds Community College Real CSI: Cybercrime Investigations and Cybersecurity Careers seminar from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, on campus in Woodway Hall, room 202. This event is free and open to the public. “Every day in…

Chris Lindblom named new principal at Cedar Way Elementary School

Chris Lindblom has been appointed the new principal at Cedar Way Elementary School in Mountlake Terrace. Lindblom worked as a teacher and principal in the Tumwater School District prior to joining the Edmonds School District’s administrative team as the principal at Lynnwood Elementary School. Lindblom is originally from Philadelphia and grew up in Pittsburgh and…

Edmonds CC child care center recognized for excellence

Edmonds Community College’s Center for Families (CFF) has been recognized for excellence as a child care provider by the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families. The center received a Level 4 rating for its Early Achievers program, recognizing it for interactions and environment, accreditation, and professionalism. According to state officials, the center’s teachers…

Edmonds School Board approves 2019-20 budget that include staff layoffs, program cuts

The Edmonds School Board of Directors voted unanimously at last week’s business meeting to adopt a $343.3 million budget for the 2019-20 school year. The approved budget includes program cuts, layoffs and use of district reserves to address a $17.7 million deficit.  The 4-0 board vote (Director Anne McMurray was absent) Aug. 13 came after…

Clothes for Kids to open for school shopping Aug. 21

Clothes For Kids, which provides school wardrobes for children in need in the Edmonds School District, will open for shopping for the 2019-2020 school year Wednesday, Aug. 21. Clothes For Kids provides school clothing (including socks, underwear, and shoes) to students in our community whose families qualify for free or reduced meals at school. Shopping…

MTHS grad Angela Jones selected as CEO of Washington STEM

The board of directors of Washington STEM announced Wednesday that after a nationwide search, education leader and Mountlake Terrace High School alumna Angela Jones has been selected as the new CEO. “Angela’s deep knowledge of the education landscape in Washington and its many stakeholders, strong track record of building relationships that span the state, and…

Reminder: Fall registration for Creative Retirement Institute begins Aug. 15

Do you have an inquisitive mind? Then the Creative Retirement Institute is for you. CRI at Edmonds Community College is for adults who are interested in a life-long learning adventure This is the place to meet energetic, creative people with common interests. CRI was established just for that purpose in 1993. It is run by a…

Election 2019: School board hopefuls maintain their leads in latest primary returns

There were no surprises in the latest primary election results released Aug. 12 for Edmonds School District Board of Directors races. The top two vote getters in all primary positions will advance to the general election in November. Vote counts will be updated daily by the Snohomish County Elections Office as more mail-in ballots are…

Mountlake Terrace HS grad receives BECU Foundation scholarship

A Mountlake Terrace High School graduating senior was among the 80 students awarded a scholarship by the BECU Foundation for 2019. Mattie McAllister, of Lynnwood, was one of two Edmonds School District students to receive a scholarship from the foundation during a program at T-Mobile Park on July 22.  In an effort to help students…

Edmonds CC Foundation awards more than $345K in scholarships 

The Edmonds Community College Foundation has awarded $345,800 in scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year. “Through the generous support of our donors, the Foundation is able to provide scholarships to students who would not be able to continue their studies without having critical financial needs met,” said Edmonds CC President Dr. Amit B. Singh. “I’d…

Reminder: Edmonds School District offering centralized registration through Aug. 23

A reminder that the Edmonds School District, for the first time ever, is offering centralized registration now through Friday, Aug. 23. Parents and guardians may enroll students for all neighborhood schools by visiting the Educational Services Center (ESC), 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The ESC will be open between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to…

Rep. Larsen announces 2019 Congressional App Challenge for students

Rep. Rick Larsen has launched the 2019 Congressional App Challenge. The competition, which runs through Nov. 1, is open to high school and middle school students who live in or attend school in Washington’s Second Congressional District, which includes Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. Students may compete as individuals or in teams of up to four. Students…

Reminder: Lynnwood HS Class of 1979 hosting 40th reunion Aug. 10

Lynnwood High School’s Class of 1979 is holding its 40 reunion Aug 10 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lynnwood. Tickets can be purchased through  www.reunionswithclass.com. Search for LHS Class of 1979 Reunion. Spouses/partners are welcome, as well as anyone with a connection to the class of 1979 who would like to attend. The deadline…

On video: Primary election forum for Edmonds School Board Positions 3 and 5

A video recording of the Wednesday, July 24 primary election candidate forum for Positions 3 and 5 on the Edmonds School District Board of Directors. The forum was held at the Lynnwood Library. Due to technical audio issues, the sound quality is low. Please accept our apologies in advance and know that a written report…

Students leaders learn communication, teamwork skills at annual summer camp

After a week of honing their leadership skills at the Association of Washington Student Leaders’ (AWSL) annual summer camp, Edmonds School District high school students are ready to bring what they learned back to their schools. Every year, more than 3,000 middle school and high school student leaders participate in one of the many leadership…

Election 2019: Edmonds School Board of Directors candidate interviews

Trying to decide who to vote for in the 2019 Edmonds School Board of Directors primary elections? We’ve provided below the link to each of the candidate Q&A interviews we received from those running in the August primary. In addition, a reminder that we will be hosting a primary election forum for school board candidates…

Edmonds School District staff present at national conference

Presenting the Edmonds School District’s work on equity-based leadership, Superintendent Kris McDuffy and Equity and Public Relations Executive Director Kimberlee Armstrong attended the 2019 National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) seminar earlier this week in Washington, DC.  According to the NSPRA website, the seminar offered more than 70 topics on a variety of school communication…

Edmonds Schools Foundation receives $90K in grants to expand program for students in need

The Foundation for Edmonds School District announced Monday that it received a $75,000 grant from The Whitehorse Foundation and a $15,000 grant from Safeco Insurance to expand the foundation’s Whole Families, Whole Communities program serving vulnerable students and families in the Edmonds School District With this funding, the program will be introduced at more schools,…