Schools

Edmonds author’s aim to inspire classroom volunteerism

Edmonds author’s aim to inspire classroom volunteerism

In many ways, local educator and retired Edmonds School District teacher Paddy Eger has never left the classroom. Eger, whose workbook “Educating America” has become the bible for inspiring volunteerism in schools, has been invited to return to the “Power of One Volunteers” fall orientation to be held Tuesday, Sept. 2 Leading with a quote by Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of though... »

Edmonds School District Board passes 2015-16 budget

Edmonds School District Board passes 2015-16 budget

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors unanimously passed the annual budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 during a special Board meeting on Tuesday. Executive Director of Business and Operations Stewart Mhyre noted that the district is picking up a number of expenses that the state currently doesn’t not fully cover including cost of living adjustments, medical insurance and retirement. The d... »

Reminder: Washington Kids in Transition to hold community bagging party Tuesday

Reminder: Washington Kids in Transition to hold community bagging party Tuesday

Washington Kids in Transition invites the public to join them for a community bagging party from 6-8:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at Edmonds Church of God. The entire family is invited to their bag stuffing event, which enables the organization to get a jump start on the daily bags they send out to the McKinney Vento kids in the Edmonds School District. Admission to the event is a prepackaged food... »

Edmonds eLearning Academy to start school year in new space

Edmonds eLearning Academy to start school year in new space

As summer draws to an end, teachers are getting ready to start a new year. For the Edmonds eLearning Academy, however, their preparations are a little more elaborate. This year, the eLearning Academy is moving to its new home at College Place Middle School. Administrator Katie Bjornstad said she is excited about the new location, which features a large dedicated study lab, a reference library, sel... »

Enjoy local jazz this Wednesday, Thursday in Edmonds

Enjoy local jazz this Wednesday, Thursday in Edmonds

Peter Bennett, Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Colony coordinator, reminds jazz enthusiasts that the College Place Middle School (CPM) Jazz Colony will play with the EWHS Jazz Colony this Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 4:30-5:15 p.m. as part of the Port of Edmonds-sponsored SeaJazz summer music series. Just formed this year, the CPM Jazz Colony program program allows a younger set of jazz-interested kid... »

Edmonds School District names 12 new administrators

Edmonds School District names 12 new administrators

The Edmonds School District has named 12 new administrators or administrative roles for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. The following are the individuals and their positions: Dr. Terrance Mims – Principal – Edmonds-Woodway High School Andrea Hillman – Principal – Scriber Lake High School Jerry Christensen – Assistant Principal – Meadowdale High School Terry Ch... »

Middle/high school students can submit athletic eligibility paperwork online

Middle/high school students can submit athletic eligibility paperwork online

Parents can now complete and submit their student athlete’s eligibility paperwork electronically.The Edmonds School District is asking athletes from all four high schools and all four middle schools to submit their eligibility paperwork electronically through this new system, available at edmonds-schools.rankonesport.com. While there is not yet an APP, you can complete this process from your smart... »

Edmonds School District’s eLearning Academy needs volunteer math tutors

Edmonds School District’s eLearning Academy needs volunteer math tutors

The Edmonds School District’s eLearning Academy is seeking retired math teachers to help assist students in various levels of math. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Katie Bjornstad at bjornstadk@edmonds.wednet.edu. The Edmonds eLearning program is a comprehensive high school with approximately 100 full time students and over 600 students served each school... »

Waiver of science exam by state boosts 2015 Edmonds District high school graduation numbers

Waiver of science exam by state boosts 2015 Edmonds District high school graduation numbers

The Washington State Legislature’s decision to delay a requirement that high school students pass a biology/science exam helped boost the graduation numbers for the Edmonds School District. Assistant Superintendent (Secondary) Patrick Murphy said that the graduation rate for the Class of 2015 increased to 92.2 percent during his Secondary Report to the District’s Board of Directors on Tuesday. The... »

Meadowdale HS grad receives Girl Scouts’ highest honor for science project

Meadowdale HS grad receives Girl Scouts’ highest honor for science project

A 19-year-old Meadowdale High School graduate recently received the Girl Scouts’ highest honor for her work to engage Edmonds School District fourth- and fifth-grade students in hands-on science. Jessica Dyck was honored in June with the Girl Scout Gold Award, given to Girl Scouts who have changed their communities – and the world – in a way that has a sustainable impact. The award recognized Dyck... »

Edmonds School District seeking engineering/manufacturing/robotics instructor

With school set to start in a few weeks, the Edmonds School District has put out an urgent call for a Engineering, Robotics, and Woods/Manufacturing instructor at Lynnwood High School. The person hired will teach an Introduction to Engineering Design, Robotics Foundations, and Woods/Manufacturing Technology class. Successful applicants should possess a CTE teaching certificate with an endorsement ... »

Elementary school offices re-open on Monday

Elementary school offices re-open on Monday

The main offices at all Edmonds School District elementary schools re-open on Monday, Aug. 10. If you are new to the district, relocated within the district over the summer or have a student eligible to enter kindergarten for the 2015-16 school year please register at the school. Contact information and directions for Elementary Schools. Unsure which neighborhood school boundary area you live in? ... »

Students with life-threatening conditions should submit paperwork to schools

Students with life-threatening conditions should submit paperwork to schools

Edmonds School District Health Services reminds families with students who have a Life Threatening Condition (LTC) to use the summer months to get required paperwork submitted to your student’s school by Aug. 25. Before students with an LTC can attend school, they must have a Nursing Care Plan, or if needed, health care provider orders for medication/equipment or medication and/or equipment as nee... »

Election 2015: Noble ahead in Edmonds School Board race; Lovick, Somers battling for Snohomish County Executive

Election 2015: Noble ahead in Edmonds School Board race; Lovick, Somers battling for Snohomish County Executive

Edmonds School District Board Member Gary Noble was running comfortably ahead of his two challengers in the District 3 race. Noble had 60 percent of the vote (7,835) and was followed by Mary Murphy with 24 percent (3,115) and Mark Norton with 14 percent (1,857). In the race for Snohomish County Executive, incumbent Democrat John Lovick was leading Snohomish County Council Member Dave Somers, also ... »

Aramark helps Clothes For Kids; public can drop off clothes at new drop box

Aramark helps Clothes For Kids; public can drop off clothes at new drop box

Aramark laundered more than 750 gently-used coats for the Clothes For Kids School Wardrobe program. “This saves our resources and our volunteer time allowing us to focus on other needs as we prepare for back to school shopping,” said Nancy Laird Burris, Program Manager for Clothes For Kids. As Clothes For Kids prepares to serve more than 3,200 students during the 2015-16 school year, clothing dona... »

Edmonds School District juniors opt out of Smarter Balanced tests at higher rate than state average

The Edmonds School District had lower participation in this spring’s new Smarter Balanced tests compared to the overall state numbers, according to preliminary results released by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). About 69 percent of Edmonds School District juniors opted out of the Smarter Balanced Testing for both English Language Arts (ELA) and Math. Across the state 53 ... »

Judge dismisses most of claims against Woodway fields project; next hearing Oct. 16

A Snohomish County Superior Court judge on Friday dismissed many of the claims filed by Edmonds resident Mark Wall, who is appealing the Edmonds City Council’s land use decision regarding an athletic field complex planned for the former Woodway High School. During the Friday hearing, Judge Bruce Weiss dismissed 12 of 15 claims that the school district had requested be thrown out. Weiss set an Oct.... »

School supply drive aims to fill backpacks of local students in need

School supply drive aims to fill backpacks of local students in need

For the month of August, McDonald McGarry Insurance in downtown Edmonds will be collecting school supplies to help local students have a successful school year. It’s easy to help — just gather some new school supplies and bring them to McDonald McGarry’s office at 650 Main Street. Here are some items kids could really use: yellow #2 pencils, hi-liters, erasers, rulers, Kleenex, p... »

Edmonds School Board says no to joint meeting with City Council on crumb rubber

Edmonds School Board says no to joint meeting with City Council on crumb rubber

The Edmonds School Board has declined an invitation for a joint meeting with the Edmonds City Council next Tuesday, Aug. 4 to discuss the tire crumb rubber infill being installed at the former Woodway High School. In an email to Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas Wednesday night, School Board President Diana White said she would “respectively decline” on behalf of the school bo... »

Council again hears from crumb rubber foes; school superintendent says field agreement not tied to other partnerships

Council again hears from crumb rubber foes; school superintendent says field agreement not tied to other partnerships

With a decision looming about a City of Edmonds interlocal agreement with the Edmonds School District to schedule, operate and maintain fields being installed at the former Woodway High School, opponents of the fields’ tire crumb rubber surface once again made their feelings known to the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night. All of the 13 people signed up to make public comments focused on hea... »

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