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…

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 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…

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…

Ready, set, run: Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run/Walk hits the streets July 27

The 2019 Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run/Walk, an annual benefit for local public elementary schools, is set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, with day-of registration and packet pick-up starting at 7:45 a.m. The course starts and ends at Mountlake Terrace High School. The out and back course winds through the Terrace Creek Park trail and…

Election 2019: Rory Graves, candidate for Edmonds School Board Director District 3

The Aug. 6 primary election includes multiple people running for Edmonds School District Board of Directors positions. To help voters learn more about the candidates, the My Neighborhood News Network sent a questionnaire to each candidate appearing on the primary ballot. We will post these as we receive them. Note that while each school board position represents a…

Election 2019: Nancy Katims, candidate for Edmonds School Board Director District 5

The Aug. 6 primary election includes multiple people running for Edmonds School District Board of Directors positions. To help voters learn more about the candidates, the My Neighborhood News Network sent a questionnaire to each candidate appearing on the primary ballot. We will post these as we receive them. Note that while each school board position represents a…

Election 2019: Casey Auve, candidate for Edmonds School Board District 5

The Aug. 6 primary election includes multiple people running for Edmonds School District Board of Directors positions. To help voters learn more about the candidates, the My Neighborhood News Network sent a questionnaire to each candidate appearing on the primary ballot. We will post these as we receive them. Note that while each school board position represents a…

Election 2019: Gary Noble seeking re-election for Edmonds School Board Director District 3

The Aug. 6 primary election includes multiple people running for Edmonds School District Board of Directors positions. To help voters learn more about the candidates, the My Neighborhood News Network sent a questionnaire to each candidate appearing on the primary ballot. We will post these as we receive them. Note that while each school board position represents a…

Election 2019: Lisa Hunnewell, candidate for Edmonds School Board Director District 5

The Aug. 6 primary election includes multiple people running for Edmonds School District Board of Directors positions. To help voters learn more about the candidates, the My Neighborhood News Network sent a questionnaire to each candidate appearing on the primary ballot. We will post these as we receive them. Note that while each school board position represents a…

Election 2019: Jennifer Cail, candidate for Edmonds School Board Director District 3

The Aug. 6 primary election includes multiple people running for Edmonds School District Board of Directors positions. To help voters learn more about the candidates, the My Neighborhood News Network sent a questionnaire to each candidate appearing on the primary ballot. We will post these as we receive them. Note that while each school board position represents a…

Mountlake Terrace Elementary employee named May Educator of Month

Paprika Fahrenwald, Mountlake Terrace Elementary’s office manager, has been named May’s Rotary Club of Alderwood Terrace Educator of the Month. Fahrenwald began at the school as the office assistant in 2012 and has managed the office since 2017. “Packing up and moving a school is an unbelievable massive task but Paprika successfully guided us through…