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…

Election 2019: Rina Redrup, 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 so readers can learn more about the candidates….

Edmonds School District announces new elementary school principals

The Edmonds School District has announced the following new elementary school principals for the start of the 2019-20 school year. The new principals are expected to begin their positions on July 1. College Place Elementary: Stacy Crum Crum is an assistant principal in the Seattle School District and has been an interim principal there as…

Foundation for Edmonds School District honors ‘Living Legends’

The Foundation for Edmonds School District reintroduced the Living Legend Award program honoring current or former district staff for their exceptional contributions to education in our community. Dr. Ted Neff, a Living Legend Award recipient in 1984, presented this year’s awards to Dr. Stephen Fink, James Sullivan and Linda Fitzgerald at the foundation’s annual Awards…

Madrona K-8 ‘Water Day’ fundraiser aims to bring fresh water to Ethiopia

Madrona K-8 School students made a splash at the school’s Water Day event last week, with the goal of raising money to help people in Ethiopia access clean water. The event was a partnership between Madrona and the WE Charity organization, which helps bring resources like food and water to countries in Africa, Asia and…

MTHS music department concerts coming up

The Mountlake Terrace High School Music Department will celebrate the end of the school year with a number of concerts throughout next week. The MTHS Jazz Bands will kick off the week by playing a sold-out show at the Nectar Lounge in Seattle on Sunday, June 2. The concert will include Jazz 1, Jazz 2…

School Board report: College Place Middle students report lessoned learned about leadership

Students from College Place Middle School’s inaugural leadership class came before the Edmonds School District Board of Directors Tuesday to present what they learned this year from the Character Strong Curriculum. The Character Strong Curriculum promotes leadership development by teaching students commitment, patience, humility, selflessness, kindness, respect, honesty and forgiveness, said Jennifer Haugen, who taught…

Parent group sheds light on dangers of vaping

The number of Edmonds School District students using e-cigarettes — a practice known as vaping — has increased dramatically in recent years. In response, a district parent group last week hosted an information night for parents and students aimed at dispelling myths about these products. According to a 2018 survey by the Center for Disease…

Edmonds School District commencement dates set

High school seniors across the Edmonds School District are preparing to graduate in the next few weeks. If you want to join in the festivities, here are dates, times and locations for the commencement ceremonies. For additional information — including whether tickets are required — contact the school. Edmonds Heights K-12 Graduation Date: Friday, May…

Foundation for Edmonds School District awards $35K in grants

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has awarded more than $35,000 in 2019 Creative Classroom and Schoolwide Grants to 28 educators. The grants will fund enrichment projects in all subject areas and across all grade levels at more than 15 schools. In addition, 23 schools received Celebrate Schools 5K funds, and districtwide grants were awarded…