School board hears mixed opinions about proposed reading curriculum

As the Edmonds School District considers a new K-6 reading curriculum, some parents and district staff worry the proposed Units of Study curriculum is not the right fit for all elementary school students. At its Nov. 12 business meeting, the Board of Directors held its first reading for the proposed Units of Study in Reading…

College planning financial literacy workshop for families Nov. 5

The Edmonds School District will host a financial literacy workshop  Tuesday, Nov. 5, to help parents and students plan and pay for college. The free event will be held at the Edmonds School District offices. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. with sessions from 5:30-8 p.m. Families will learn together:  How to calculate the…

Parents voice concerns about plan for police officer on Scriber Lake HS campus

As Edmonds School District officials plan to bring a campus police officer to Scriber Lake High School, some parents are questioning the effectiveness of cops on campus. For months, the Edmonds School District Board of Directors has heard public testimony from parents, teachers and students asking that the district not go through with its plans…

Information sessions for programs aimed at highly capable students start Nov. 2

The Edmonds School District will host three information sessions and inviting parents and guardians to learn more about the programs offered by the district to help identify and support highly capable students. The sessions will be held on: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Edmonds School District Office,  20420 68th Ave W, in…

October 2019 Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month

Edmonds eLearning Academy Alan Nazarov Mother’s Name: Elvira Nazarova Father’s Name: Feruz Nazarov Interests: Probably everyone knows that I love to split firewood, but other than that I like to spend lots of energy whenever I am not sick. I like to play sports for fun, swim, be outdoors, etc. Doing coursework is also fun…

Edmonds School District students’ vaccine records due by Nov. 1

Edmonds School District staff are reminding parents regarding the Nov. 1 deadline to be in compliance with immunization requirements for students attending school. School nurses will provide administrators a list of students that are out of compliance by the end of the week of Oct. 21. Students who are still not in compliance and have not…

Reproductive health and disease prevention parent/guardian review night Nov. 7

Parents and/or guardians of Edmonds School District students are encouraged to attend a reproductive health and disease prevention night Thursday, Nov. 7. During the evening, parents can learn about the Reproductive Health and Disease Prevention Curriculum, which is taught in grades 5-12. The event will take place from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 20420…

September 2019 Edmonds School District High School Students of Month

Edmonds Heights K-12 School Paige Matheson Mother’s Name: Yolanda Matheson Father’s Name: Andrew Matheson GPA: 4.0 at EdCC Running Start Clubs & Activities: Musical Theater, Thespian Troupe & Circus Arts Athletics: Basketball & Circus Arts Honors: Edmonds Community College Honor Roll Community Service: Helping in the Preschool at Church Educational Goals: Masters or PhD Career…

Mountlake Terrace Elementary earns construction award

The Edmonds School District was awarded the Engineering News-Record Northwest’s 2019 “Best Projects” Award for K-12 Education to Lynnwood Elementary and Mountlake Terrace Elementary. The Edmonds School District Capital Projects office earned a prestigious general contractor/construction manager (GC/CM) agency approval from the state that allowed collaboration between architectural firms and construction firms early in a…

Threat at Brier Terrace Middle School causes brief lockdown Monday

Brier Terrace Middle School went into a brief lockdown Monday after a student was reported to have threatened to shoot up the school, Edmonds School District officials said. According to a letter sent to Brier Terrace students’ families, the school went into lockdown at approximately 1:45 p.m. after a student reported that another student said…

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…

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…

Edmonds School Board seeks voter approval for $600 million bond to build, replace schools

Edmonds School District officials are seeking voter approval for a $600 million construction bond to build two new schools, replace three others and cover the cost of other district-wide building improvements. At its Sept. 24 business meeting, the Edmonds School District Board of Directors held a first reading for a proposed resolution to be included…

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…

Edmonds School District office staff rally amid contract negotiations

Waving signs near Edmonds School District headquarters, members of the district’s Association of Office Personnel rallied Thursday afternoon for support as they continue to negotiate their contract. Since May, the school district and office professionals from the Edmonds-OP Chapter of Public School Employees of Washington SEIU have been in negotiations. In the past, the district has determined…

2019-20 Edmonds School District calendar and parent handbook available online

The Edmonds School District 2019-2020 Calendar and Family Handbook is available online and families should also be receiving them in their mailboxes this week. View the online version here. Community members who would like a physical copy of the district calendar can visit the Edmonds School District educational services center at 20420 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood….

Here’s how to apply for free- and reduced-price school meals

The Edmonds School District serves approximately 2,300 breakfasts and 6,400 lunches each day to students in the district. About 35% of enrolled students qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. Families who qualify need to apply each year and are encouraged to turn in forms to begin or continue meal benefits. To apply for free and…

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…