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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... »

Edmonds School District receives Healthy Communities Award for student health and wellness initiative

Edmonds School District receives Healthy Communities Award for student health and wellness initiative

The Edmonds School District was recognized as being a leader in its efforts to improve the health of students. Snohomish Health District Director and Health Officer Dr. Gary Goldbaum presented the District with a Healthy Communities Award for its leadership in the area of student health and wellness during Tuesday night’s Board of Directors meeting. “The Edmonds School District has really been a l... »

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... »

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