Sno-King School Retirees awards grants to local educators

Sno-King School Retirees — an organization of retired and active employees of the Edmonds, Northshore and Shoreline School Districts — has announced the award of more than $6,300 in grants to local educators. Each year, Sno-King School Retirees (SKSR) grants up to $300 to its active members for special projects that enrich their students’ educational…

MTHS food drive continues through Dec. 3; one-day blitz at school Dec. 1

The Mountlake Terrace High School food drive for the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank continues through Friday, Dec. 3, but the school is holding a “one-dau blitz” on Wednesday, Dec. 1 to collect donations. On that day, those who can donate are asked to bring non-perishable food items, toiletries, pet food and baby supplies or cash…

Reminder: Mountlake Terrace HS conducting food drive through Dec. 3

Mountlake Terrace High School will be collecting food and cash donations through Dec. 5 for the Concern for Neighbors food bank. Families and the community can make cash donations online at this link. Accepted donations include non-perishable food items, toiletries or cash.  You can drop donations at the high school, 21801 44th Ave. W., or…

Edmonds School District High School Students of Month for October 2021

Edmonds eLearning Academy Savvy Mau Parents’ names: Chanda Lek and Michael Mau Interests: I love to read and watch movies. I believe that the best thing in life is to constantly learn and keep your brain active. Employment: I am currently a hostess at Olive Garden. Before I went full-time to EeLA, I would volunteer…

Edmonds School Board discusses strategic plan, approves replacement levy for ballot

The Edmonds School Board at its Nov. 9 business meeting began reviewing the district’s 2021-2026 strategic plan, received an update about the current school year and also endorsed a replacement levy to be placed before voters next year. Directors unanimously approved putting a replacement educational programs and operations levy on the Feb. 8, 2022, ballot….

MTHS holding food drive in November, benefiting Concern for Neighbors

Mountlake Terrace High School will be collecting food and cash donations through the month of November for the Concern for Neighbors food bank. Families and the community can make cash donations online during the month of November at this link. Students can bring non-perishable food items to their advisory class. There will be a drive-thru…

Two schools, two different responses to COVID outbreaks

When 26 students contracted COVID-19 at Edmonds-based Madrona K-8 school this month and another 174 were tagged as “close contacts,” Madrona shut down for two weeks. But at the same time, when a dozen students at Edmonds-Woodway High got COVID and 246 others were labelled as close contacts, the high school did not shut down….

Edmonds School Board updated on capital projects, discusses legislative agenda

The Edmonds School Board at its Oct. 26 business meeting was updated on the progress of several capital projects and discussed the district’s upcoming legislative agenda. Director of Capital Projects Ed Peters informed the board that the project to replace Spruce Elementary is currently in its second phase and “the short version is that this…

Edmonds School District students return to classroom

Wednesday marked the first day of the 2021-22 school year in the Edmonds School District, and a return to in-person learning for most students. Students in grades 1-12 attended classes on Wednesday; kindergartners will start next Monday, Sept. 13. The Edmonds School District serves approximately 20,000 students in 34 schools. It covers approximately 36 square…

Edmonds-Woodway’s Angie McGuire new school district athletic director

When the Edmonds School District was looking to fill its open position of athletic director, it didn’t have to look far. Angie McGuire, the longtime athletic director for Edmonds-Woodway High School, has been hired to replace Julie Stroncek, who retired after nine years as the district’s AD. McGuire has been with the school district for…

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…