March Mile event for Edmonds School District elementary students March 22

All Edmonds School District elementary students are encouraged to participate in the March Mile on Friday, March 22. The four-lap run/walk will take place on the Edmonds District Stadium track. Parents are welcome to run or walk with their student. The March Mile is free with no entry fee. The mile will include everyone running…

City of Lynnwood eyes purchase of Rodeo Inn to house homeless families

The Lynnwood City Council at its Wednesday, Feb. 20 work session learned more about a city proposal to purchase the Rodeo Inn motel for the purpose of housing homeless students and their families in the Edmonds School District. The Rodeo Inn is located in the 20700 block of Highway 99 in Lynnwood. Mayor Nicola Smith…

Reminder: MTHS hosting ‘Hawks to Hawks’ Book Drive through Dec. 3

The Mountlake Terrace High School PTSA is hosting a “Hawks to Hawks” Book Drive to collect new and gently used books to give to Mountlake Elementary students (the little Hawks). Books are being collected through Dec. 3. The goal is 470 books so each elementary school child will receive one. If you have any questions,…

School Board honors calendar art winners, receives update on Lynnwood Place Phase 2

Attendance was at standing-room-only capacity at Tuesday night’s Edmonds School Board meeting as family and friends came to celebrate the winners of the 2018-2019 calendar art contest. Fifty pieces of art were chosen from more than 1,000 submissions, said Kimberlee Armstrong, executive director of equity and public relations. “It’s great to be able to showcase…

ESD’s Challenge Elementary Program named a National Blue Ribbon School

The Edmonds School District’s Challenge Elementary Program is one of 349 schools nationwide and one of five in Washington state named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The Challenge Elementary Program is a school with…

Mediation for water, school district disagreement over Madrona set for Aug. 29

Work on the new Madrona K-8 building has been ongoing through July and the beginning of August, keeping construction on-track for an Oct. 16 completion. Additionally, modifications to the old Alderwood Middle School building are underway to make the building appropriate for Madrona’s unique program starting this fall. Madrona students will be at the former…

Foundation for Edmonds School District receives $75K Whitehorse Foundation grant

The Foundation for Edmonds School District announced Monday it has received a $75,000 grant to help fund its new Whole Families, Whole Communities program. The grant was received from the Whitehorse Foundation, which has a mission to fund organizations working to improve the quality of life for residents of Snohomish County. The Foundation focuses on…

Edmonds Heights K-12 Class of 2018 says hello to new world ahead

For the 44 new graduates of Edmonds Heights K-12 school, their future as adults is much closer than it was before Friday evening. The school’s graduation ceremony took place in the gymnasium and was highly attended, with people filling the center front section of chairs and both sides of bleachers. The ceremony included five student…

Brier Elementary team wins district’s annual Battle of the Books

Hundreds of parents, teachers and students packed Seaview Elementary gymnasium on Friday morning to watch 39 student teams pit their reading and retention skills against each other for the honor of bringing home the 2018 Battle of Books trophy. Every year the Edmonds School District’s elementary school librarians identify a list of 20 books for…

MTHS Drama Department presenting ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ May 31-June 2

With a little bit of magic and music — and a whole lot of fun — the Mountlake Terrace High School Drama Department is prepared to take theater-goers to the edge of Neverland this week. The MTHS drama students will present three performances of Peter and the Starcatcher beginning on Thursday, May 31 and continue…

Youth suicide prevention resource list

Related to our story on the increasing number of local youth who have contemplated suicide, Edmonds School District school psychologist JoAnna Rockwood recommends the following resources for parents and others interested in learning more: Websites: The Youth Suicide Prevention Program yspp.org Crisis Chat (online chat for suicide prevention) https://www.crisischat.org/chat Parent Help: parenthelp123.org (English & Spanish)…

Brighton School PTO holiday bazaar set for Saturday, Nov. 21

Brighton School PTO is sponsoring a holiday bazaar at the Mountlake Terrace school this Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m -4 p.m. The bazaar will include a winter-themed photo opportunity, crafters, bakers and vendors. The school is located at 21705 58th Ave. W.

Decluttering for holidays? Goodwill Drive at Mountlake Terrace HS Saturday

It’s time to clean out your closets and remove the clutter from your home just in time for the holidays. The Mountlake Terrace High School PTSA is bringing Goodwill to the high school on Saturday, Nov. 14, to collect donations of clothing and household items. The truck will be in the MTHS upper parking lot…

Reminder: Holiday Bazaar season kicks off Saturday at MTHS

Get your purses and wallets ready because the Holiday Bazaar season is about to kick off. The Mountlake Terrace High School PTSA is hosting its Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7 at the high school, 21801 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. The bazaar will feature more than 70 local vendors and include handcrafted…

Edmonds Schools Superintendent at MTHS Tuesday to discuss district priorities

Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit spoke to a small group of parents, students and educators Tuesday night at Mountlake Terrace High School in the third of four parent/community meetings being held around the district. Brossoit emphasized the district Strategic Direction program that covers five areas being studied by district work groups: PreK — 3rd…

School Board approves plan to review administrative support for principals

The Edmonds School District Board gave the go-ahead to the district’s plan to review and measure the effectiveness of the administrative support provided to principals. A new system of evaluating teachers mandated by the state was implemented by the district in 2013-14 and because of the complexity of the new evaluation system the district decided…

Support Edmonds School District Robotics teams at Nov. 7 dessert auction

Support the Edmonds School District FIRST Robotics Teams in the Edmonds School District at their Dessert Buffet and Auction Saturday Nov. 7 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Edmonds-Woodway High School, 7600 212th St. S.W. Proceeds will help fund robotic equipment, supplies, registration fees and travel expenses to attend competitions. The all-you-can-eat dessert buffet will include bakery…

Prep boys tennis: Mountlake Terrace’s Ansdell looks to make another postseason push

After closing out the 2014-15 prep boys tennis season with a trip to the 3A state championships last May, Mountlake Terrace High School’s Jeremy Ansdell is itching to get back to competition. “I’m really excited for the upcoming year,” Ansdell said. Ansdell and his Hawk teammates get the 2015-16 tennis season started on Tuesday, Sept….

Host families sought for international exchange students

Students in the Edmonds School District will get an extra lesson in geography this year when they welcome Eleonora, an international exchange student from Italy. Eleonora arrived Lynnwood last weekend to live with a local host family and experience the American way of life for an academic year. Eleonora is sponsored by Aspect Foundation, a non-profit organization that…

Brier Elementary teacher recognized with Teaching Excellence award

Gail Yampol, a veteran Kindergarten teacher from Brier Elementary School has been recognized with the 2016 NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes, rewards, and promotes excellence in teaching and advocacy for the association. Yampol was nominated and selected based upon her excellence in five areas: professional practice, advocacy for the teaching…