Happening July 24: Registration now open for virtual MLT 5K, to benefit schools

  Registration is now open for the MLT 5K Fun Run & Walk, a virtual event on Saturday, July 24 that benefits Mountlake Terrace elementary schools. With continuing uncertainty around large gatherings due to COVID, and having had to cancel last year’s event, the Cedar Way Elementary PTO Board decided to host a virtual race…

To address overcrowding, former Woodway Elementary to house kindergarten students from two Edmonds schools

Aiming to address overcrowding at both Sherwood and Westgate elementary schools, the Edmonds School District Tuesday announced its plans to repurpose the former Woodway Elementary School campus to house kindergarten students from both schools. The district’s Capacity Advisory Committee recently voted to recommend that the superintendent approve the creation of a kindergarten campus in the…

School district, teachers reach tentative agreement to bring more students back to classrooms

After weeks of negotiations, the Edmonds School District announced Friday its bargaining team struck a tentative agreement with teachers that would bring more students back to classrooms by the end of March. In a letter to families, District Superintendent Gustavo Balderas said the district’s bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with the Edmonds Education…

Edmonds School District updates families on operating procedures in case of snow

With possible snow in this week’s forecast, Edmonds School District staff announced it is preparing to cancel in-person activities and return all students to remote learning in the event of a snow event. The district regularly monitors weather forecasts and the potential impacts it could have one student learning, safety or operations within the district….

Superintendent updates families on Stage 2 of Edmonds School District re-entry plan

After taking the first steps to reopening school buildings, the Edmonds School District is still working toward returning more students to in-person learning, the district’s superintendent says. In a letter addressed to district families, Superintendent Gustavo Balderas updated families on plans to move into Stage 2 of the staff’s four-stage plan to reopen schools. Under…

Brier Terrace Middle student among those honored by Washington Music Educators Association

Nearly a dozen Edmonds School District student musicians will join others across Washington who will participate in one of the 2021 WMEA All-State and All-Northwest performing groups. These WMEA All-State musicians were selected through auditions to participate in the event, which is sponsored by the Washington Music Educators Association. “We had far fewer students audition…

Superintendent: Students’ return to classroom hinges on negotiations with teachers

Plans for the Edmonds School District to bring more students back into classrooms currently hinge on negotiations between the district and teachers’ union, according to a message sent by Superintendent Gustavo Balderas to district families Wednesday. As the district prepares to move into Stage 2 of its school building reopening plan, Balderas said that the…

MTHS confirms school will begin offering conditioning exercises Jan. 21

Mountlake Terrace High School Principal Greg Schellenberg announced Monday that outdoor conditioning sessions for students will begin later this week, amending a previous statement from the school’s athletic director that the school would wait. In a letter to MTHS parents and students, Schellenberg said the school will begin offering conditioning pods Thursday, Jan. 21. Schellenberg’s…

Edmonds School District considering dual-language program at two elementary schools

The Edmonds School District is considering offering a new dual-language program next fall at two elementary schools that would split classroom instruction time between Spanish and English. At the Edmond School Board’s Jan. 12 business meeting, staff recommended adopting a two-way dual learning program for the 2021-22 school year that would begin teaching students to…

Edmonds School District updates families on plans to return students to classrooms in 2021

Before recessing for the winter holidays, the Edmonds School District Wednesday updated families on plans to return more students to in-person learning in 2021. In a statement signed by Superintendent Gustavo Balderas, the district announced plans to bring more special education programs back into school buildings in January. Returning programs fall under Stage 1 the…

Edmonds School District to host eLearning Academy information night Nov. 5

The Edmonds School District will host an information night Nov. 5 for families interested in learning about the Edmonds eLearning Academy. The eLearning Academy offers support to students struggling in their current classroom setting. With the academy, students could be offered more autonomy and flexibility with school work deadlines. For more information about Edmonds eLearning…

Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month September 2020

Edmonds Heights K-12 School Nebil Fetwi Mother’s Name: Hiwot Woldu Father’s Name: Fetwi Teklai GPA: 3.7 Current Employment: Walgreens Educational Goals: To enroll in nursing school. Career Goals: To become a Registered Nurse. Edmonds-Woodway High School Merriam Al-maiahi Mother’s Last Name: Nahla Abdulshaheed Father’s Last Name: Ahmed Al-maiahi GPA: 3.8 Clubs & Activities: ASB, Sports…

Edmonds School District offers free preschool program for low-income families

The Edmonds School District is offering a free preschool program at Mountlake Terrace and Lynndale elementary schools for eligible families during the 2020-21 school year. The Snohomish County Early Childhood Education and Assistance (ECEAP) Program’s pre-kindergarten program aims to prepares3- and 4-year-old children in the district — from families who are income eligible — for success…

Seeking community support, school district bus drivers plant yard signs, hold rally

Edmonds School District bus drivers are looking to the community for support as they continue to appeal the district’s decision to cut off their health benefits while they are out of work. Rows of yard signs shaped like school buses — representing the district’s 175 out-of-work drivers — decorated a patch of grass on 204th…

Edmonds School District proposes four-stage plan to bring students back into school buildings

The Edmonds School District last week unveiled its proposed plans for reintegrating students into the classroom when officials give their OK for in-person learning. At the Edmonds School Board’s Sept. 22 business meeting, staff detailed a draft four-stage model to phase students back into classrooms. According to the draft, the distinct proposed prioritizing students in…