Schools

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... »

Scene in Edmonds: Financial sustenance for Nourishing Network

Scene in Edmonds: Financial sustenance for Nourishing Network

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Edmonds-based insurance agency receives $3k donation for homeless students — you can help them win more

Edmonds-based insurance agency receives $3k donation for homeless students — you can help them win more

Edmonds-based Insurance Services Group has received the Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award for its volunteer service with Washington Kids in Transition. The award includes a $3,000 donation from Safeco Insurance for Washington Kids in Transition and entry in the Safeco Make More Happen Contest for summer, where the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite insurance agency-charity team.... »

Edmonds High School Class of ’65 reunion set for Sept. 26

Edmonds High School’s Class of 1965 is holding its 50th reunion. Sept. 26 at the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood. Contact Reunions with Class or information is also on Facebook under Edmonds High 1965 50th reunion. »

Election Watch 2015 Video: Edmonds School Board, Position 3 candidate interviews

Election Watch 2015 Video: Edmonds School Board, Position 3 candidate interviews

Just in time for the primary election, with ballots scheduled to arrive in your mailbox in the next few days, the My Neighborhood News Network (My Edmonds News, MLTnews and Lynnwood Today) is conducting video interviews with candidates running for City Council, Mayor and Edmonds School Board. Here are the interviews with candidates for Edmonds School District Board of Directors, Position 3, featur... »

Letter to the editor: Edmonds should lead by example on crumb rubber playfield issue

Editor’s note: The following was sent to the Edmonds City Council and the author asked that it also be posted as a letter to the editor. Edmonds City Council Members, Thank you for the opportunity, at last night’s city council meeting, myedmondsnews.com/2015/07/council-rejects-idea-to-up-bid-for-edmonds-conference-center-hears-again-from-turf-field-opponents/ to express my deep concern... »

Council rejects idea to up bid for Edmonds Conference Center; hears again from turf field opponents

Council rejects idea to up bid for Edmonds Conference Center; hears again from turf field opponents

The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night voted 6-1 to reject a proposal by Councilmember Joan Bloom to quadruple the city’s offer – from $300,000 to $1.2 million — to buy the 14,375-square-foot Edmonds Conference Center at 4th Avenue North and Bell Street. (Although Tuesday’s meeting was officially a study session, the council took action on this particular item because of th... »

New Edmonds-based program helps at-risk teens go from failing to thriving

New Edmonds-based program helps at-risk teens go from failing to thriving

Big things are happening in a small, unassuming house tucked away behind the Edmonds Library parking lot. A relic of Edmonds’ rollicking mill-town past, the little house boasts fresh paint inside and out. But what really stands out is a large colorful banner identifying it as the home of Thrive City, ground zero for “From Failing to Thriving,” an innovative program that provides ... »

Edmonds School Board considers new names for former Woodway HS campus

Edmonds School Board considers new names for former Woodway HS campus

The former Woodway High School site could have a new name soon. The Edmonds School District Board of Directors heard a report Tuesday from Executive Director of Business and Operations Stewart Mhyre on a recent task force meeting designed to come up with three suggestions for a name. Those attending the meeting included staff, students, parents, Board Member April Nowak and community members. A br... »

Edmonds School District Board to host Public Hearing on 2015-16 budget on Tuesday

Edmonds School District Board to host Public Hearing on 2015-16 budget on Tuesday

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors will be hosting a Public Hearing on the 2015-16 budget on Tuesday, July 7. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 20420 68th Ave W. in Lynnwood. The district previously held four budget meetings at each of the district’s four high schools. Information on the latest revenue and expenditure planning for the 2015-16 sc... »

Edmonds CC partners with VOICE to provide work experience to student with developmental issues

Edmonds CC partners with VOICE to provide work experience to student with developmental issues

Edmonds Community College partnered with the VOICE (Vocational Opportunities In Community Engagement) program of the Edmonds School District in 2015 for the first time, to give one of the district’s students, Brianna Horne, an internship and a chance to see what it would be like to work at the college. “Briana’s experience here was developed to simulate working independently in a job on a co... »

State school administrators group recognizes Diana White, Nancy Katims

State school administrators group recognizes Diana White, Nancy Katims

The Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) at its annual luncheon recognized School Board President Diana White and Director of Assessment, Research and Evaluation Dr. Nancy Katims. White received the Community Leadership Award. She serves on the boards of the Edmonds School District and The Hazel Miller Foundation, and is a member of the district’s Strategic Direction Equity of Op... »

Reminder: No fireworks allowed on Edmonds School District properties

Reminder: No fireworks allowed on Edmonds School District properties

As the Fourth of July approaches, a reminder from the Edmonds School District that fireworks are banned on all school district properties. Staff will be patrolling properties but the district asks the public to call 911 if they see any kind of firework activity. This is a particularly timely reminder given the brush fire at Meadowdale High School Thursday night, caused by fireworks. »

Local students entertaining jazz lovers this summer

Local students entertaining jazz lovers this summer

Although they come from different graduating classes of two different schools, Ryan Leppich, Luis Ross and Emma Howelier hope to spend lots of time together this summer entertaining jazz lovers throughout the Puget Sound area. The three South Snohomish County young adults played their first summer gig together as the Ryan Leppich Trio Wednesday night before a small crowd of wine and jazz connoisse... »

Edmonds School District principals see benefits from Equity Teams in their schools

Edmonds School District principals see benefits from Equity Teams in their schools

Administrators in the Edmonds School District report the introduction of Equity Teams in their schools has yielded significant benefits to students and staff. Three principals detailed their experiences with Equity Teams as part of the district’s Equity of Opportunity Report during Tuesday’s Board of Directors meeting. The district has been supporting the Equity Team program in 11 elementary schoo... »

Five Edmonds-Woodway students earn varsity letters in community service

Five Edmonds-Woodway students earn varsity letters in community service

As this school year wrapped up, 66 students — including five from Edmonds-Woodway High School —  earned varsity letters in community service through a partnership between the districts and United Way of Snohomish County. The 66 students spent a total of 12,964 hours volunteering with over 190 agencies and schools. The varsity letters awarded this year represent a 38 percent increase in... »

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