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Edmonds School District psychologists receive national award

Edmonds School District psychologists receive national award

The Edmonds School District’s Crisis Team was awarded “Excellence in PREPARE Implementation” at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) conference last week. Representatives for the team were Jo Callaghan, Director of Psychology and Counseling Services, Kate Pothier, Manager of Psychology and Counseling Services and JoAnna Rockwood, Psychologist at Alderwood Middle. The... »

Edmonds-Woodway HS musicians head for New Orleans this weekend; buy tickets now for March 20 Hot Java, Cool Jazz

Edmonds-Woodway HS musicians head for New Orleans this weekend; buy tickets now for March 20 Hot Java, Cool Jazz

Edmonds Woodway High School (EWHS) Music Director Jake Bergevin and his elite Wood Symphony and Jazz Ensemble I are heading to the “Cradle of Jazz” this weekend. The student musicians will be participating in the New Orleans – Loyola Jazz Ensemble Festival being held on the campus of Loyola University and select New Orleans music venues. As Mr. Bergevin explains, “In the 1890s, New Orleans became ... »

Happening nearby: Lynnwood’s Brighton School starts renovations on building in Mountlake Terrace; plans to open in fall of 2015

Happening nearby: Lynnwood’s Brighton School starts renovations on building in Mountlake Terrace; plans to open in fall of 2015

Brighton School began work on the renovation of the former City Church building in Mountlake Terrace this week with the goal of moving into its new campus in September of 2015. “Work on the building started on Wednesday,” said Brighton School Principal David Locke. “They are going to be doing a complete refurbishing and building classroom space. It’s basically being totally redone. A new wing is b... »

Scene in Edmonds: Cat in Hat, books in hand for Read Across America event

Scene in Edmonds: Cat in Hat, books in hand for Read Across America event

It was a Cat in the Hat Kind of Day in downtown Edmonds Saturday as children and their parents participated in the third annual Read Across America Community Celebration. The Edmonds Education Association and the Foundation for Edmonds School District partnered with local businesses to celebrate the birthday of the children’s author Dr. Seuss (officially March 2) and encourage families to re... »

Terrace Idol: Lynnwood High School junior wins title

Terrace Idol: Lynnwood High School junior wins title

Despite never having performed on a big stage before this month, Lynnwood High School’s Makeala Eddings survived two elimination rounds from previous weeks and then won over the final round judges Thursday night with her rendition of the Jennifer Hudson song “Love You I Do” and was named the Terrace Idol 2015 winner. Eddings was selected as the judges’ winner of the three-week singing ... »

Edmonds School District moving ahead with classroom sound systems

Edmonds School District moving ahead with classroom sound systems

The Edmonds School District is moving ahead with plans to purchase and install portable sound systems in its classrooms. The School District Board of Directors gave its OK Tuesday to what has been described as Phase 1, where the District uses money from its Capital Bond to purchase Classroom Sound Systems. The District’s new schools already include sound systems in their specs. In Phase 1, the Dis... »

Students, parents sound off on Edmonds School District’s food service

Students, parents sound off on Edmonds School District’s food service

Thanks to a grant from the Verdant Health Commission, Edmonds School District Food Services was able to conduct a first of its kind survey among students, parents, staff and the community in 2014. The results of the survey were presented to the School Board of Directors at Tuesday’s meeting. During the summer and fall 724 students completed the survey. A parent/staff/community survey was completed... »

Meadowdale’s Andrew Rios named Edmonds Rotary Noon Club Student of Month

Meadowdale’s Andrew Rios named Edmonds Rotary Noon Club Student of Month

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Read Across America activities set for Revelations Yogurt, Lynnwood Bowl and Skate

Read Across America activities set for Revelations Yogurt, Lynnwood Bowl and Skate

The Edmonds Education Association and the Foundation for Edmonds School District are teaming up with downtown Edmonds businesses this Saturday, Feb. 28 to sponsor the third annual Read Across America Community Celebration. Occurring near the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the day is focused on encouraging families to read together and raising money to support Edmonds School District libraries. Read Across... »

Happening nearby: Mountlake Terrace HS wins national First Amendment Press Freedom Award

Happening nearby: Mountlake Terrace HS wins national First Amendment Press Freedom Award

For the fourth time, Mountlake Terrace High School has been selected to receive a First Amendment Press Freedom Award, an honor given by a joint committee of the Journalism Education Association (JEA), the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and the Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society. The award recognizes public and private high schools that actively support, teach and protec... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Mountlake Terrace teacher’s novel hits No. 1 on Amazon’s eBook best seller list

Artfully Edmonds brief: Mountlake Terrace teacher’s novel hits No. 1 on Amazon’s eBook best seller list

This winter, Mountlake Terrace High School English Teacher Stephen Merlino published his fantasy novel, The Jack of Souls, and on Feb. 19 it hit No. 1 on Amazon’s Fantasy Coming of Age eBook Best Seller list. On the same day, it was No. 9 in Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories, and No. 23 in Sword & Sorcery. “I’m ecstatic!” Merlino said. “I’m not sure how long it’s been up there. My w... »

Scene in Edmonds: Science rocks at Westgate Elementary Expo

Scene in Edmonds: Science rocks at Westgate Elementary Expo

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Two Edmonds-Woodway students make it to Terrace Idol final

Two Edmonds-Woodway students make it to Terrace Idol final

The five finalists for Terrace Idol 2015 were selected Thursday night, setting up a battle for the area’s best high school soloist next week between two Warriors, two Royals and a Hawk. Rodney Ocefemia and Aliya Marulita of Edmonds-Woodway High School will be joined in the finals by Alisha Clingan of Mountlake Terrace High School and McKenna Sessions and Makeala Eddings of Lynnwood High School. Th... »

Music4Life initiative earns support from Nina McLemore

Music4Life initiative earns support from Nina McLemore

The Music4Life initiative has won corporate support from New York-based Nina McLemore, the clothing line for executive and professional women. McLemore’s boutique store in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel will provide 15 percent of proceeds for two weeks starting March 1 for purchases by customers who identify themselves as supportive of Music4Life. “This is a wonderful gift,” says Betty Woods, former P... »

Edmonds-Woodway HS student store receives national recognition

The Warrior Student Store at Edmonds Woodway High School was among 285 school-based enterprises in the United States achieving Gold Level Certification or Gold Level Re-Certification this year and will be recognized at the upcoming Distributive Educational Clubs of America’s (DECA) International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Florida. The students who worked on the certification were Ra... »

Driver of King’s bus that flipped at I-5 exit says brakes failed

Driver of King’s bus that flipped at I-5 exit says brakes failed

The Washington State Patrol reported early Sunday that the driver of a King’s Schools bus that overturned on Highway 104 in Mountlake Terrace after exiting Interstate 5 southbound Saturday night said that the bus brakes failed prior to the accident that sent nine members of the King’s High School basketball team to the hospital late Saturday with minor injuries. The accident blocked all four lanes... »

Public invited to review Edmonds School District’s K-6 writing materials

Public invited to review Edmonds School District’s K-6 writing materials

The Edmonds School District has scheduled two open houses Feb. 23-24 for the public to review its grade K-6 Writing Materials. The District Review Team has finished the first phase in the selection of new writing materials for elementary schools. The team consists of teachers, administrators and district staff. The community has an opportunity to review and give feedback on the programs moving for... »

Edmonds School District looking to expand suicide prevention program in middle, high schools

Edmonds School District looking to expand suicide prevention program in middle, high schools

The Edmonds School District is looking to expand the implementation of a suicide prevention program called Signs of Suicide (SOS) to all of its middle and high schools. The program, piloted at Alderwood Middle School in 2013-14, combines classroom content instruction aligned with state standards, identification of at-risk students and counseling intervention. The School Psychologist Professional O... »

Foundation for Edmonds School District announces merger, grant funds for scholarships

Foundation for Edmonds School District announces merger, grant funds for scholarships

The Foundation for Edmonds School District announced three key pieces of news this week, including: — Its merger with the Mountlake Terrace Endowment Scholarship Association (MTESA) and the receipt of a $50,000 Nike stock gift. The MTESA scholarship was established in 1982 by Mountlake Terrace High School (MTHS) teachers Judy Roberts, Leo Sherrick and Ed Bush to recognize those students who ... »

Three from Edmonds-Woodway advance to round two of Terrace Idol competition

Three from Edmonds-Woodway advance to round two of Terrace Idol competition

Nineteen students from Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood high schools took to the stage Wednesday night in the first round of Terrace Idol 2015, an annual singing competition at the Mountlake Terrace High School Theater. Ten participants were selected to move on to the event’s second round, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 19. The three-week competition, sponsored by the MTHS... »

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