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Reminder from Superintendent Brossoit regarding student marijuana use

Reminder from Superintendent Brossoit regarding student marijuana use

October 29, 2014 Dear Families: I received a call from a school principal; he had just met with a student who was in possession of marijuana at school. The principal had the parent come in for a meeting to discuss the matter. The first thing the parent said upon entering the principal’s office with his student in the room was, “that better not be my stash”. The principal was calling asking me what... »

Edmonds School District Superintendent hosts first of four community meetings on Wednesday

Edmonds School District Superintendent hosts first of four community meetings on Wednesday

Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit is hosting a parents/community meeting at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Meadowdale High School Theater. Other meetings are scheduled at the district’s three other high schools in November. All meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. This is the schedule: – Nov. 5: Lynnwood High School Library – Nov. 12. Mountlake Terrace High School Theater – Nov. 17: ... »

Scene in Edmonds: Classroom in the forest

Scene in Edmonds: Classroom in the forest

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A letter from Edmonds Schools Superintendent Brossoit:  We’ll work together to keep our schools safe

A letter from Edmonds Schools Superintendent Brossoit: We’ll work together to keep our schools safe

October 25, 2014 Dear Edmonds School District Families – Over the last 24 hours, each of us in our own way has been processing the tragedy that occurred at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and that community. A team of school counselors and psychologists from our district were present at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Saturday morning to assist, an... »

Edmonds School District offers support to staff, students following Marysville school shooting

Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit on Friday sent the following letter to staff following the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Friday morning: October 24, 2014 Dear Colleagues: Today there was a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School. The media is providing updates; information about this situation is still being developed. The Marysville district and law enforcem... »

Edmonds School District to explore providing sound enhancement systems for all classrooms

Edmonds School District to explore providing sound enhancement systems for all classrooms

The Edmonds School District will look further into potentially providing sound enhancement systems for all classrooms throughout the District. The Board of Directors supported the District’s desire to incorporate the technology that currently is being used by some schools. District Instructional Technology Manager Kim Mathey demonstrated the amplification system during Tuesday’s School Board meeti... »

Edmonds School District Jazz Symposium set for Saturday

Edmonds School District Jazz Symposium set for Saturday

Jazz lovers in the community are invited to attend the Edmonds School District Jazz Symposium in the Mountlake Terrace High School Theater this Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. This event is free but you are welcome to make a nominal donation. This event consists of local Big Bands (high schools and middle schools), combos and guest artists who will perform and receive feedback from j... »

A message from Edmonds Schools Superintendent: Parents, ‘talk’ with your baby

A message from Edmonds Schools Superintendent: Parents, ‘talk’ with your baby

Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit sent out the following message Tuesday to parents of kindergarten-3rd grade families, and the district asked us to share his message with all parents of younger children: Dear Parents: I am sharing an important article with you that reinforces the power and importance of your “talk” with younger children as directly related to their development.... »

Annual information meetings, testing schedule set for school gifted programs

Edmonds School District gifted programs are intended to provide support for students who exhibit extremely high cognitive ability, often demonstrate significantly advanced levels of academic achievement and/or display unusual creative behavior. You can learn more during evening parent meetings as follows: Grades K-7 Parent (only) meeting – Oct. 22, 6-7 p.m., Terrace Park Elementary Grade 8 Parent/... »

Still possible to join Edmonds School District’s Strategic Direction Work Groups

Still possible to join Edmonds School District’s Strategic Direction Work Groups

More than 130 individuals – parents, community members and staff – have divided into five key Strategic Direction Work Groups for the “Each Student Learning, Every Day!” planning for the Edmonds School District. But according to the district, It’s not too late to participate. Sign up here to attend the Oct. 20 session from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Educational Services Center. In addition to the be... »

Public encouraged to take Edmonds School District’s Food Services Department survey

Public encouraged to take Edmonds School District’s Food Services Department survey

To learn more about the food and nutritional practices of the community, the Edmonds School District’s Food Service Department applied for and received a $10,680 grant from Verdant Health Commission. The Federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires comprehensive assessment, evaluation and development of strategies and programs that support healthy eating, nutrition activity and wellness p... »

Edmonds School District names September Students of the Month

Edmonds School District names September Students of the Month

Edmonds eLearning Academy Student Name: Eva Woeck Mother’s Name: Heidi Woeck Father’s Name: Casey Woeck Clubs & Activities: I am in ASL club. I also ride a unicycle. Community Service: I volunteer with REI. Future Educational Goals: I want to go to Western Washington University. Future Career Goals: I would like to be a Special Education Teacher for elementary school students. Anyt... »

Edmonds School District students can now earn varsity letter in community service

Edmonds School District students can now earn varsity letter in community service

Students in the Edmonds School District will be able to earn a varsity letter in community service this year. Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools Patrick Murphy briefed the School Board about the new program during Tuesday’s School Board meeting. The varsity letter in community service was a byproduct of the District’s decision not to retain the senior project. The Board and District so... »

Rafael Tranquilino Band to play benefit concert for Meadowdale Music Boosters on Oct. 11

Rafael Tranquilino Band to play benefit concert for Meadowdale Music Boosters on Oct. 11

The award-winning local Rafael Tranquilino Band will play a community concert on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood. The Blues show will be from 6-8:30 p.m. and benefits the Meadowdale Music Boosters. Tickets will available at the door: $5 student, $10 adult, $20 family. The opening act will include performances by local high school student musicians and Meadowdale High staff.... »

Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace recognizes top high school musician

Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace recognizes top high school musician

Lynnwood High School junior Kaelyn Stanton (second from right) was awarded the 2014 Pelland Trumpet by the Music4Life program Friday morning at the Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace’s meeting at Swedish Edmonds. Joining Stanton for the presentation were parents Eric (left) and Jill Stanton and Chelsea Tripp, Immediate Past President (Rotary) and President of Music4Life’s organizing committee. (Phot... »

Community comes out to celebrate schools, support Foundation for Edmonds School District

Community comes out to celebrate schools, support Foundation for Edmonds School District

Students, parents, teachers, employees and other supporters of the Edmonds School District turned out in large numbers Saturday morning for the sixth annual Celebrate Schools! 5k Run/Walk at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. The day started off with a Children’s Fun Run, which was won by Will Konings, 7, of Hilltop Elementary School. The overall winner of the 5k Run was Chris Kratz, a 2007 graduate of M... »

Just posted on My Edmonds News TV: Retired high school teacher John Cooke talks about the Edmonds Marsh

Just posted on My Edmonds News TV: Retired high school teacher John Cooke talks about the Edmonds Marsh

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Edmonds-Woodway ‘Students Saving Salmon’ carry on legacy of former teacher John Cooke at the Edmonds Marsh

Edmonds-Woodway ‘Students Saving Salmon’ carry on legacy of former teacher John Cooke at the Edmonds Marsh

On a sunny afternoon as herons glided across the marsh and the song of marsh birds filled the air, retired Edmonds high school biology teacher John Cooke returned to the Edmonds Marsh for the first time in 25 years. “The marsh was my favorite outdoor classroom,” said Cooke. “Back in the 1970s I would bring my students here to learn first-hand about ecology of this amazing natural... »

Westgate Elementary librarian to be honored Saturday as state’s Teacher Librarian of the Year

Westgate Elementary librarian to be honored Saturday as state’s Teacher Librarian of the Year

Teresa Wittmann of Westgate Elementary School in Edmonds was named the 2014 Outstanding Teacher Librarian by the Washington Library Media Association. Wittmann will be recognized at the association’s annual conference in Yakima on Oct. 3. She will be presented with a plaque and a $500 check. The Washington Library Media Association supports statewide librarian programs through training, gran... »

Community invited to Maplewood K-8 school carnival this Friday, Oct. 3

Maplewood K-8 is having its annual school carnival, Maplewood Madness, and the community is invited to attend this Friday, Oct. 3, from 4-7 p.m. “We’d love to make it a community event, so please come enjoy food, a silent auction of over 150 (mostly local) items, and games for all ages- bounce houses, an instant photo booth, carnival games and prizes too!” says Maplewood’s Leah R... »

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