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EWHS junior receives two national gold medals for writing

EWHS junior receives two national gold medals for writing

Edmonds-Woodway High Junior Pavi Chance is being nationally recognized by two 2015 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This year, 300,000 works of art and writing were submitted, but only the top 1 percent were recognized at the national level. Chance received the Gold Medal for two stories — “Room for the End of the World” and “The Weatherman” — both in the Science Fiction/Fantasy cate... »

Reminder: Edmonds School District STEM Fair set for March 31

Reminder: Edmonds School District STEM Fair set for March 31

The Edmonds School District’s STEM EXPO is scheduled from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 31 at Mountlake Terrace High, 21801 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. More than 400 students are signed up to present their unique projects at the third annual event. The EXPO enables students from across the district to demonstrate their work. All students, families and community members are welcome to attend. »

Lynnwood Rotary honors Scriber Lake High School’s Bowker, Cliff and author Ricks for Write to Right program

Lynnwood Rotary honors Scriber Lake High School’s Bowker, Cliff and author Ricks for Write to Right program

Scriber Lake High School teacher Marjie Bowker and principal Kathy Cliff and author Ingrid Ricks were honored and recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Club of Lynnwood on Thursday. The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. The three were honored... »

Maplewood 3rd graders tie for first place in final Sno-Isle Reading Challenge

Maplewood 3rd graders tie for first place in final Sno-Isle Reading Challenge

The Black Box Theatre in Edmonds rocked Wednesday evening as seven teams competed in the finals of the Sno-Isle Libraries Mega-Fun, Biblio-Trivia, Rockem-Sockem Third Grade Reading Challenge. The top-scoring teams, which tied for championship title, were Edmonds’ own Maplewood Royal Readers and Mt. Pilchuck Record Readers. In the championship round, there were a total of 24 questions asked f... »

Overall ASB revenues at Edmonds School District high schools steady; student stores and vending machines down

Overall ASB revenues at Edmonds School District high schools steady; student stores and vending machines down

There was good news and bad news about Associated Student Body (ASB) revenues at the four high schools in the Edmonds School District. District Executive Director of Business and Operations Stewart Mhyre reported that overall ASB revenues are up from last year at this time but school store and vending revenues are down. In a report delivered at Tuesday’s School Board meeting, Mhyre said that total... »

Edmonds School Board briefed on new response policy for violent intruders

Edmonds School Board briefed on new response policy for violent intruders

The Edmonds School District is planning to adopt a new response policy to deal with potential violent intruders. District staff briefed the Board of Directors on the changes during Tuesday’s Board meeting. The current practice when faced with a violent intruder is to go into a lockdown in which students assemble in a classroom or somewhere else and huddle together. The doors are locked and everyon... »

City hearing examiner gets earful as nearly 30 testify about Woodway field project

City hearing examiner gets earful as nearly 30 testify about Woodway field project

After listening to the testimony of nearly 30 people during a two-and-a-half hour public hearing Thursday afternoon, City of Edmonds Hearing Examiner Phil Olbrechts admitted to the crowd filling the city council chambers that the proposal before him — to issue variances for a sports fields complex planned at the former Woodway High School — “is a tough one.” Olbrechts ackno... »

Edmonds School District Board hears from opponents of ‘recycled tire’ turf fields

Edmonds School District Board hears from opponents of ‘recycled tire’ turf fields

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors heard plenty of opposition to the District’s plans to install two artificial turf fields at the former Woodway High School site. During the public comment period at Tuesday’s Board meeting, residents, parents and students voiced concerns about the potential health impacts related to the recycled tire turf, now planned for the facility, given recent pu... »

Lynnwood Rotary presents $30,000 check to support Edmonds School District’s early learning program

Lynnwood Rotary presents $30,000 check to support Edmonds School District’s early learning program

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood presented a check for $30,000 that will fund an additional day of prekindergarten at four elementary schools in the Edmonds School District. With the District’s focus on PreK-3rd Grade Early Learning as part of the Strategic Direction, the Lynnwood Rotary has continued to be a strong advocate for this work. This is the fifth year, in partnership with the Lynnwood Rotary... »

Edmonds School District earns ‘Best Community for Music Education’ award for seventh straight year

Edmonds School District earns ‘Best Community for Music Education’ award for seventh straight year

The Edmonds School District has again been recognized by the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education designation. The district joins 388 districts across the country – and only two others in Washington State – to receive the prestigious distinction in 2015. In its 16th year, Best Communities for Music Education affirms sch... »

Edmonds School Board Director DeMun won’t seek re-election this fall

Edmonds School Board Director DeMun won’t seek re-election this fall

School District Board Director Kory DeMun will not seek re-election to his Director District 1 seat on the Edmonds School District Board of Directors. The election for his four-year term is in November 2015 with interested candidates required to file with Snohomish County in May. “I have served the District for four years and enjoy the work,” DeMun said. “It is time for me to move on so I have mor... »

Drama students take show on the road to Bellingham

Drama students take show on the road to Bellingham

Drama department students from Mountlake Terrace High School, Meadowdale High School and Edmonds Heights K-12 took their show on the road over the weekend to attend the Washington State Thespians Festival at Western Washington University in Bellingham. The annual state festival draws students from every corner of Washington to attend workshops, display their performing skills, participate in techn... »

Artfully Edmonds interview: Nikki Fey-Burgett on Madrona Children’s Theatre’s upcoming ‘School House Rock’

Artfully Edmonds interview: Nikki Fey-Burgett on Madrona Children’s Theatre’s upcoming ‘School House Rock’

Madrona Children’s Theatre at
 Mountlake Terrace High School
 21801 44th Ave. W.
, Mountlake Terrace School House Rock Live! Thursday-Sunday, March 26-29
 Performance schedule is detailed below. Brisk ticket sales are being reported as the hours dance forward this week’s Madrona Children’s Theatre production of “School House Rock: Live!” My Edmonds News photographer David Carlos was able to catch ... »

Edmonds School District schedules community budget meetings

Edmonds School District schedules community budget meetings

Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit will be hosting four Community Budget Meetings to discuss the budget process for the 2015-16 school year. Hear about where the District’s Strategic Work Groups recommend the district uses any additional state funding. Mark your calendar for the day and time that works best for you: Wednesday, March 25 at 4 p.m. at Meadowdale High School Theater,... »

Graduate from an Edmonds School District HS? Reunion calendar now available

If you’re an alumnus of any Edmonds public high school, check out this new Reunion Calendar feature on the Foundation for Edmonds School District website. The calendar will include basic class reunion event information along with a link to the event’s website or registration page. Part of a reunion planning committee and want to add your event? Go to the Add a Reunion Event page and complete... »

Community looks for common ground on Woodway turf field worries

Community looks for common ground on Woodway turf field worries

Despite some testy moments, those attending a public meeting at the former Woodway High School Wednesday night tried to find common ground regarding how to mitigate the possible impacts of artificial turf fields that the Edmonds School District is planning to install at the school starting in late spring. Among concerns expressed by about 50 parents, students and community members who gathered in ... »

School District fields questions regarding Woodway turf project

School District fields questions regarding Woodway turf project

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Edmonds-Woodway HS students create ‘Food for Thought’ to fight hunger

Edmonds-Woodway HS students create ‘Food for Thought’ to fight hunger

With two older brothers who played football at Edmonds-Woodway High School, Caroline Willock remembers helping her mom with the team’s weekly football dinner — and getting a first-hand introduction to a problem that many in Edmonds aren’t aware of: High school students who don’t have enough food to eat. “Players would bring their families or almost beg for the leftove... »

Parents raise health concerns about turf fields planned for Woodway campus

Parents raise health concerns about turf fields planned for Woodway campus

The Edmonds School District has scheduled two community meetings next week to address health and environmental concerns raised by some parents about a plan to install artificial turf fields at the former Woodway High School, part of a multi-use “health and wellness campus” project involving the school district, the City of Edmonds and the Verdant Health Commission. Potential concerns s... »

Happening nearby: Lynnwood High School salutes state champion girls basketball team

Happening nearby: Lynnwood High School salutes state champion girls basketball team

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