Volunteers, school supplies needed for August back-to-school resource fair

Each August, the Edmonds School District sponsors a Back-to-School Resource Fair, providing students in need with school supplies. This year — thanks to the generosity of the Windermere Foundation and Verdant Health Commission — organizers were able to purchase many supplies in volume and at greatly reduced prices. But the following items are still needed…

Community volunteers needed for free summer math, school lunch programs

Thanks to a partnership between the Edmonds School District and the community, school children can take advantage of math tutoring and free lunches at six schools this summer — but they need volunteers on a regular (but not necessarily daily) basis to make it happen. The program is seeking volunteers weekdays from July 9-Aug. 17…

Brier-Terrace Middle students finishing school year at national technology conference

By Doug Petrowski While fellow students at Brier-Terrace Middle School are finishing the school year on Monday in their classrooms, Sean Moore, AsiaLee Donnelly, Haeley Johnston and Joey Owens are ending the year in Nashville, Tenn., at a conference for students excelling in science and technology. The four BTMS students are competing at the 2012…

Edmonds School District offering free lunch this summer to all kids ages 1-18

The Edmonds School District is offering a summer meals program at no charge to all kids ages 1 through 18. Children just need to show up and enjoy a great lunch available Mondays through Fridays at the following locations, dates and times: Beverly Elementary 5221 168th St. S.W. in Lynnwood July 9-Aug. 17 11 a.m.-noon…

Brier-Terrace Middle principal moving to top job at Meadowdale High School

By Doug Petrowski After more than five years as principal of Brier-Terrace Middle School, Kevin Allen is returning to his high school alma mater to serve as the school’s top administrator. Allen begins work as the principal of Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood on July 1. “I’m so excited about it,” Allen said this week….

2012-13 Edmonds School District calendar finalized

The Edmonds School District has released its 2012-13 calendar. Now online are: – a 2012-13 one-page calendar  – English, Español – 2012-13 designated dates – The 2012-13 calendar info web page, which will have the individual student artwork and handbook pages available in PDF by June 22. The first day of school is Wednesday, Sept. 5,…

‘Nothing has been denied’: Brier mayor says middle school readerboard still possible

By Doug Petrowski The City of Brier and the Edmonds School District are continuing talks concerning the electronic readerboard that Brier-Terrace Middle School wants to erect on its campus, according to Brier Mayor Bob Colinas. “We are having discussions on the subject,” Mayor Colinas said in an email to MLTnews on Sunday. School officials, parents…

Citing city code, Brier says no to middle school’s new electronic readerboard

Story and photo by Doug Petrowski Students, parents, PTSA members and staff of Brier-Terrace Middle School spent months raising money to purchase a new electronic readerboard for the school campus. Now that the funds have been raised, the sign picked out and its location decided upon, the City of Brier has said no to the…

Cedar Park Christian School hosting carnival May 11

Mountlake Terrace-based Cedar Park Christian School is having its annual Carnival from 3-6:30 p.m. this Friday, May 11. The carnival features many fun booths, including a Plinko Board, Pop Ring Toss, Frisbee Hula Hoop, Soccer Bowling and many more. Booth tickets are 20 cents each and many booths take just two or three tickets. You…

Community can review math materials for 6th-8th graders May 22

The community is invited to give their feedback on the narrowed down field of possible math materials that will be used by Edmonds School District sixth- through eighth-graders beginning in fall 2012. A review of the materials is set for Tuesday, May 22 from 4-8 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 20420 68th Ave. W.,…

Reminder: MTHS Spring Bazaar fundraiser and Ford Test Drive event Saturday

By Doug Petrowski Mountlake Terrace High School is holding its Spring Bazaar Saturday, and the MTHS Sports Booster Club will be raising money with Ford Motor Company’s “Drive One 4 UR School” event on the same day. Harris Ford of Lynnwood will be on hand at the high school with new Ford products available for…

Basics of Bicycling program back in local elementary schools for second year

A new kind of graduate is rolling out of the Edmonds School District. As of this June, more than 2,600 students will have graduated from an innovative Basics of Bicycling program that started in fall 2010. The three-week bike safety program for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders teaches safe habits at an early age, makes exercise…

Summer school registration opens Tuesday

For secondary students who need to catch up on some required high school or middle school credits, Edmonds School District summer school class registration opens Tuesday, May 1. The district is offering 16 different classes in math, English, social studies, special education and ELL (English Language Learners). Classes will be held at Edmonds-Woodway High School…

Edmonds School District to receive Korean instrument donation

The Korean American Historical Society is donating 17 Korean drums, gongs and cymbals to Edmonds School District for the Visual and Performing Arts Department’s 2012 Summer Music School. The instruments will be formally donated at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, at school district headquarters in Lynnwood. The camp will feature two p’ungmul elective classes. P’ungmul…

More on the winning ways of the MTHS Hawkeye team

We reported earlier that students from the Mountlake Terrace High newspaper The Hawkeye did well at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention at the Washington State Convention Center. The Hawkeye earned third place in the Best of Show category for papers that regularly publish 12 pages and eighth place in the News Websites category….

Safety reminder from school district after incident in MLT Friday morning

The Edmonds School District and local police asked our help in getting the word out to parents about an incident that occurred Friday morning in Mountlake Terrace involving an Edmonds-Woodway High School student. The following letter was sent to Chase Lake Elementary, College Place Middle School and Edmonds-Woodway High School parents. April 27, 2012 Dear…

April Mountlake Terrace High School Students of the Month

Student Name: Jenna Berndt Mother’s Name: Laurie Berndt Father’s Name: David Berndt GPA: 3.55 Clubs & Activities: GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance), Chamber Winds, HBN (Hawk Broadcasting Network)/Hawk TV, and Honor Society Awards: I’ve lettered in band twice: once in my sophomore year of high school, and once in my junior year. I’ve also made the honor roll my sophomore, junior, and senior…

It’s a musical week for Mountlake Terrace students

By Doug Petrowski It’s a big week of music at Mountlake Terrace High School starting Tuesday with two days of concerts featuring local student musicians and two MTHS students competing for state honors next Saturday. The Edmonds School District Southeast Quad Concerts will include students from MTHS, Brier-Terrace Middle School, and Brier, Cedar Way, Hazelwood,…

Learn about gun and Internet safety at Cedar Way Elementary April 16

Mountlake Terrace Police Officer Danielle Singson will be the guest speaker at Cedar Way Elementary, 22222 39th Ave. S.W., Mountlake Terrace, from 7-8 p.m. Monday, April 16. Free child care and dessert will be provided by the YMCA. Singson, a Domestic Violence Coordinator and Crime Prevention Officer, will talk about gun and Internet safety.

Hawks sports photo gallery from Tuesday

Tuesday was a sports photographer’s dream at Mountlake Terrace High School, with the baseball, softball and girls tennis teams all competing at home. MLT  photographer Mark Hopkins was there to catch the action in these photos, including Hawks softball pitcher Maddy Kristjanson and baseball pitcher Cody Flynn.

Application deadline April 23 for Edmonds School District Alumni scholarships

Applications for college scholarships worth $1,000 to $5,000 are available through the Edmonds School District Alumni Association. Eligible students must be seniors graduating in June 2012. Last year, the alumni association awarded $50,000 and two Lenovo ThinkPads and this year the total will be even higher. Some scholarships are only available to students who meet…

MountlakeTerrace High School named a national model for teaching tolerance

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program has named Mountlake Terrace High School as a Mix It Up Model School for its exemplary efforts to foster respect and understanding among students and throughout campus during the 2011-12 school year. Mountlake Terrace High School is one of 77 schools from across the country receiving the…

MTHS speakers at Wednesday lunch presentation: Gangs in Schools

Community members and parents are invited to attend an Edmonds School District presentation on “Gangs in Schools,” which will explore the state of gangs in our schools and in Snohomish County. The Superintendent’s Roundtable meeting will be from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 in the District Administration Board Room, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Speakers…