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Commentary: Building a better robot, or how NCLB is failing our students

Commentary: Building a better robot, or how NCLB is failing our students

Students at Mountlake Terrace High School know how to innovate. The robots they build, wings they design and medical research they conduct are clear markers of successful students and teachers. When I visited the high school last spring, students not only schooled me in robotics and aerodynamics, they presented their ideas to me clearly and effectively. The projects these students engage in during... »

Final Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Colony performance tonight on waterfront

Final Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Colony performance tonight on waterfront

Tonight — Wednesday, Aug. 27 — from 5-8 p.m. marks the last performance of the summer by the Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Colony, which includes 36 jazz musicians in small ensembles. The group will perform at the free Edmonds Sea Jazz Event at the outside public plaza outside immediately behind and to the west side of Anthony’s Beach Club Cafe at the Port of Edmonds Marina. A... »

Cascade Bicycle Club to host informational meeting on bike trains, walking school buses on Aug. 28

Cascade Bicycle Club to host informational meeting on bike trains, walking school buses on Aug. 28

The Cascade Bicycle Club is hosting an informational meeting on bike trains and walking school buses on Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Edmonds School District Offices. The meeting is from 6-7 p.m. and is in room 101. The informational meeting will discuss what a bike train and walking school bus is and how to start bike trains/walking school buses for schools, students, parents and families. The Club al... »

Edmonds Public Schools Foundation gets new name, new look

Edmonds Public Schools Foundation gets new name, new look

The Edmonds Public Schools & Alumni Foundation on Monday announced a new name, the Foundation for Edmonds School District. The name comes out of the foundation’s merger with the Edmonds School District Alumni Association and the desire to more clearly connect the foundation with its beneficiary, the Edmonds School District, said Executive Director Deb Anderson. The foundation is also introduci... »

Student medication/treatment orders and supplies need to be at schools by Aug. 19

Student medication/treatment orders and supplies need to be at schools by Aug. 19

The Edmonds School District advises parents that in order for students with medical conditions to start school next year on the first day, parents will need to drop off medication, treatment orders and supplies by Aug 19. Supplies can still be dropped off after Aug. 19, but it won’t be guaranteed that the student can start on the first day. Nurses will work very hard up until Labor Day Weekend pre... »

Schools Foundation director speaks at noon Edmonds Rotary meeting

Schools Foundation director speaks at noon Edmonds Rotary meeting

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Building for future: Edmonds School Board approves facilities contracts, budget

Building for future: Edmonds School Board approves facilities contracts, budget

Building was a common theme at the Edmonds School District Board of Directors meeting Tuesday night. In addition to authorizing district staff to award and execute contracts related to the construction or renovation of district properties – to be funded by last February’s voter-approved $275 million school bond measure – the board discussed ways to effectively build community engagement for the di... »

Edmonds School Board welcomes new school leaders Tuesday night

Edmonds School Board welcomes new school leaders Tuesday night

The Edmonds School District Board had many items on its agenda Tuesday night, but we wanted to highlight in a separate post the appointment of new 2014-15 school year leaders for the district’s elementary and secondary schools, and recognition of transportation employees during the celebration portion of the board agenda: Elementary schools: Johnna Stewart, Principal – Brier Elementary... »

1st Security Bank sponsoring ‘Stuff the Bus’ program for Chase Lake Community School

The Edmonds Branch of 1st Security Bank is now collecting school supplies for Chase Lake Community School in Edmonds. From backpacks and binders to crayons, paper and pencils, all kinds of new school supplies will be put to good use. A complete list of supplies is available on the bank’s website, www.fsbwa.com. “Our school supply drive this year will benefit the children of Chase Lake Community Sc... »

Clothes For Kids seeking volunteers

Clothes For Kids seeking volunteers

Clothes For Kids, which will open for its 31st year of serving students on Aug. 20, is looking for friendly, hard-working volunteers to staff the client and donation areas. Volunteers receive donations, sort and clean clothing, restock inventory, and assist clients. Typically volunteers commit to one day per week for the duration of the school year, with training provided. - Day and night shifts a... »

Interested in Meadowdale Preschool for fall? It’s almost full, so reserve your spot

Meadowdale Preschool has only three openings left for the 2014-15 school year. The preschool features a class size of 16, and provides hands-on curriculum in math, science, art, reading and storytelling, writing, music and large motor activities. Early childhood professionals focus on developmentally appropriate activities to enhance social, emotional, cognitive and physical skills that will prepa... »

Edmonds-Woodway HS students will walk your dog for free, but there’s a catch

Edmonds-Woodway HS students will walk your dog for free, but there’s a catch

Seen this flier around town? We did, so we followed up and here’s what we learned. Four Edmonds-Woodway High School students are taking advantage of the dog days of summer — literally — by offering free dog-walking services. While the offer may sound too good to be true, the students — Evan Zhao, Patrick Matulka, Sam Palmer and Singdhi Sokpo — have a motive: They are ... »

Play date for Terrace Park Challenge, Brier Terrace MS Highly Capable students Saturday

If your child will be attending either the Terrace Park K-8 Challenge or the Brier Terrace Middle School Highly Capable program in the fall, the Challenge Parents Association has one of their play dates Saturday, July 12. It’s a good opportunity for students who are new to the school to meet up with kids who already attend. The event is from 10 a.m.-noon at the North Lynnwood Neighborhood Pa... »

District to replace synthetic turf at Edmonds Stadium, Meadowdale and Mountlake Terrace high schools

District to replace synthetic turf at Edmonds Stadium, Meadowdale and Mountlake Terrace high schools

The Edmonds School District is moving ahead with plans to replace the synthetic turf at Edmonds Stadium, Mountlake Terrace High School and Meadowdale High School. The School Board unanimously approved a preliminary budget of $300,000 for the replacement and authorized the District to hire DA Hogan for consultant services for the project. District voters approved funding for these projects in the 2... »

10 Edmonds School District elementary schools gearing up for kindergartners in August

10 Edmonds School District elementary schools gearing up for kindergartners in August

Ten Edmonds School District elementary schools will be offering Jump Start, a pre-kindergarten program held in August for children preparing to enter kindergarten in September. This free program is open to all incoming District kindergarten students. Children will experience typical kindergarten classroom activities, tour the school campus and experience outdoor play on the school playground. This... »

Edmonds School District’s Summer Meals Program starts Monday, July 7

Edmonds School District’s Summer Meals Program starts Monday, July 7

The Edmonds School District’s Summer Meals Program for Kids is scheduled to start Monday, July 7 at Cedar Valley Community School, Alderwood Middle School, Edmonds-Woodway High School and Meadowdale High School. Meals will be made available at no charge to all youth, ages one through 18. No sign up is needed. Kids just need to show up and enjoy a lunch available Mondays through Fridays, except as ... »

Guitar collection project hits all the right notes for Meadowdale High School senior

Guitar collection project hits all the right notes for Meadowdale High School senior

On July 12, Meadowdale High School senior Nathan Battern will be holding a collection day at the high school for students in the MHS guitar class who do not own or can’t afford guitars. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Battern and fellow members of Edmonds Boy Scout Troop 312 will be accepting acoustic guitars, guitar supplies and cash donations in front of Meadowdale’s music wing. The effort is all ... »

Happening nearby: Breaking ground at the new Lynnwood Costco

Happening nearby: Breaking ground at the new Lynnwood Costco

It was a big day for the City of Lynnwood, the Edmonds School District and Costco Wednesday morning at Lynnwood Place. Work has officially begun on the new Costco at Lynnwood Place or what used to be the former site of Lynnwood High School. Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith, Edmonds School District Executive Director of Business and Operations Stewart Mhyre and Costco Senior Vice-President of Operations... »

What the Edmonds School District ‘treat ban’ really means for your kids

What the Edmonds School District ‘treat ban’ really means for your kids

Editors note: Edmonds mom Jen Marx writes a weekly parenting column, Edmonds Kind of Play, about local kid-friendly activities. Because she is an Edmonds School District parent, we asked her to take a closer look at the new school district wellness policy that has generated significant media attention in the past week — given its limits on sugary food during the school day. By now, you have ... »

Edmonds School Board approves 2014-15 academic calendar

At its June 24 meeting, the Edmonds School District Board of Directors gave its final approval to the 2014-2015 school year calendar, a schedule that will include four more district-wide half-days than the 2013-2014 school year. The first day of classes in the 2014-2015 school year will be Wednesday, Sept. 3; the school year is scheduled to be finished on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. The school year ... »

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