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Edmonds School Board to honor champion of food program for homeless students

Edmonds School Board to honor champion of food program for homeless students

An Edmonds School District employee who championed a longstanding grassroots effort to feed students will be honored by the School Board during its Tuesday, Sept. 23 meeting. Leanne Brisbois did more than schedule students buses; she worked tirelessly to ensure District students in transitional housing or homeless were being fed. Fed on rides to and from school and provided with easy to prepare it... »

Edmonds School District offering surplus laptops to low-income students

Edmonds School District offering surplus laptops to low-income students

The Edmonds School District has a surplus of used but operable laptop computers available to low income students. The computers are no longer in service and have been replaced as part of the District’s technology equipment replacement cycle. These surplus computers are being provided to eligible District students, at no cost, based on income level. Students are automatically eligible for a laptop ... »

Scene in Edmonds: Mayoral proclamation for Holy Rosary School’s golden anniversary

Scene in Edmonds: Mayoral proclamation for Holy Rosary School’s golden anniversary

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Meadowdale Sports Booster Club hosts fundraiser at Hop Jack’s before Friday’s game

Meadowdale Sports Booster Club hosts fundraiser at Hop Jack’s before Friday’s game

The Meadowdale Sports Booster Club is hosting a Booster Tailgate Party on Friday, Sept. 19 at Hop Jack’s in Lynnwood.The party will be from 5-7 p.m. and Hop Jack’s will donate 10 percent of Maverick Fan proceeds to the Booster Club. Hop Jack’s is located at 19702 Highway 99 in the Crossroads Center. »

Edmonds School District announces four National Merit Semifinalists

Edmonds School District announces four National Merit Semifinalists

The Edmonds School District announced Monday that Linh-Huan Gahr and Kevin Lee from Edmonds-Woodway High, Susannah Oram from Meadowdale High and Jeremy West from Edmonds Heights K-12 have been named semifinalists in the 2015 Competition for Nation Merit Scholarships. These seniors will be considered next spring for National Merit Scholarships totally more than $33 million. »

Edmonds School District seeking input on electronic report cards

Edmonds School District seeking input on electronic report cards

In an effort to more efficiently and cost effectively have all student report cards across all grades reach families, the Edmonds School District is considering providing them electronically. In June, the District provided K-12 report cards by postal mail and for the first time, on Skyward Family Access. The District is surveying kindergarten through grade 12 families through Sept. 18 to determine... »

Learn more about Edmonds School District’s new Strategic Direction at Superintendent’s Roundtable on Wednesday, Sept. 17

Learn more about Edmonds School District’s new Strategic Direction at Superintendent’s Roundtable on Wednesday, Sept. 17

The Edmonds School District’s new Strategic Direction is the topic at the Superintendent’s Roundtable on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the Educational Services Center. The District has drafted key indicators for measuring success on its Strategic Direction. The public is invited to help set the District’s measure of success by bringing its input and ideas. The roundtable is from noon-1 p.m. and will be f... »

Edmonds School District enrollment numbers up from projections

Edmonds School District enrollment numbers up from projections

The overall enrollment numbers are up for the Edmonds School District. Monday was the fourth day of school and the official count day for September. Executive Director of Business and Operations Stewart Myhre noted that the District is projected to have an average full-time enrollment (FTE) of about 18,445 students, which is 78 students above last spring’s projection of 18,367. The numbers transla... »

Holy Rosary School celebrates 50 years in Edmonds

Holy Rosary School celebrates 50 years in Edmonds

Watch video excerpts from the celebration on My Edmonds News TV by clicking HERE. Edmonds’ Holy Rosary School kicked off its 50th year of providing K-8 education to the community with a special ceremony celebrating the opening of the new school year. The entire 255-member student body was present, along with faculty, administrators, parents and special guests. “We hold this ceremony ev... »

Brossoit: Supreme Court justices ‘clearly upset’ about state’s noncompliance with education funding mandate

Brossoit: Supreme Court justices ‘clearly upset’ about state’s noncompliance with education funding mandate

Justices from the state’s top court sharply questioned an attorney representing the Legislature on Wednesday over why lawmakers shouldn’t be held in contempt for not providing a plan to adequately fund Washington’s public schools, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported. Also attending the 50-minute session was Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit, who told My Edmonds Ne... »

Back to school and back to building a home through annual Lynnwood Rotary project

Back to school and back to building a home through annual Lynnwood Rotary project

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood in cooperation with the Edmonds School District started a hands-on educational home-building experience in 1975.  It has helped educate more than 1,400 students, many of whom have made a living in the construction industry. These students have often taken their family by the house they built, showing it off with pride. This year, juniors and seniors enrolled in the Edmo... »

Schools need nursing plans for students with life-threatening health conditions

Schools need nursing plans for students with life-threatening health conditions

The Edmonds School District reminds parents that children with life-threatening conditions such as severe bee sting or severe food allergies, severe asthma, diabetes, severe seizure, or other at-risk conditions are required to have the following in place before they can begin school: – A nursing plan; (This will be written by the school nurse.) – A medication or treatment order, if app... »

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... »

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