Edmonds School District music students selected for All-State Honors Ensembles

The Edmonds School District has released a list of 26 students who were selected for the 2020 Washington Music Educators Association All-State Honor Ensembles. The students, who were selected after auditions, will be traveling to Yakima to rehearse and perform at the 2020 WMEA State Music Educators Conference over President’s Day weekend in 2020. About…

ESD’s Equity Alliance for Achievement to host ‘Dawnland’ viewing Nov. 25

The Edmonds School District’s Equity Alliance for Achievement (EAACH) is inviting students, family, staff and community members to attend its November meeting to view a 54-minute version of the movie Dawnland and then have a discussion. The meeting is Monday, Nov. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dawnland is the untold story of Indigenous child removal in…

School board hears mixed opinions about proposed reading curriculum

As the Edmonds School District considers a new K-6 reading curriculum, some parents and district staff worry the proposed Units of Study curriculum is not the right fit for all elementary school students. At its Nov. 12 business meeting, the Board of Directors held its first reading for the proposed Units of Study in Reading…

Community members encouraged to provide feedback during superintendent search

As the Edmonds School District continues the search for its new superintendent, community members are still able to provide feedback on how best to fill the vacant position. After it was announced in August that Edmonds Superintendent Kris McDuffy would retire at the end of the 2019-20 school year, the district hired Ray and Associates…

Edmonds CC announces appointment of two new members to Board of Trustees

Edmonds Community College announced Wednesday that Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Adrianne Wagner and Wally Webster II  to the college’s Board of Trustees. “I’m proud to welcome our newest trustees to the board and look forward to working together to take Edmonds CC from good to great,” said Edmonds CC President Dr. Amit…

Washington Kids in Transition raises $72k at Out of Jeopardy Auction

Washington Kids in Transition, which assists homeless and low-income students in the Edmonds School District, raised over $72,000 during its second annual “Out of Jeopardy Silent Auction and Trivia Competition” Nov. 10. Over 278 people attended the event, which featured 140 silent auction items from many local businesses and individuals. During the dinner program, speakers…

Reminder: Registration opens Nov. 25 for Creative Retirement Institute classes

Registration for Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) classes for winter term at Edmonds Community College starts on Monday, Nov. 25, at 6 a.m. The Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) is an organization affiliated with Edmonds Community College that provides non-credit, academic level classes to life-long learners. Classes are offered weekday mornings and afternoons in two-hour sessions that run…

Doctor for a Day aims to inspire students of color to pursue careers in medicine

A University of Washington program aimed at encouraging students of color to explore careers in medicine made its debut last month in the Edmonds School District. On Oct. 26, Chase Lake Community School hosted the district’s first Doctor for a Day event, which invited medical professionals — primarily those of color — to provide outreach…

Dine at Red Robin Alderwood Nov. 7 and benefit EWHS Class of 2020

Dine at Red Robin Alderwood from 5-9 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 7 and benefit the Edmonds-Woodway High School senior class. Just show the graphic on your phone or print it out, show it at the restaurant when dining, and EWHS will get 20% of proceeds to help fund grad night and prom expenses. Red Robin…

Information sessions for programs aimed at highly capable students start Nov. 2

The Edmonds School District will host three information sessions and inviting parents and guardians to learn more about the programs offered by the district to help identify and support highly capable students. The sessions will be held on: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Edmonds School District Office,  20420 68th Ave W, in…

October 2019 Edmonds School District High School Students of Month

Edmonds eLearning Academy Alan Nazarov Mother’s Name: Elvira Nazarova Father’s Name: Feruz Nazarov Interests: Probably everyone knows that I love to split firewood, but other than that I like to spend lots of energy whenever I am not sick. I like to play sports for fun, swim, be outdoors, etc. Doing coursework is also fun…

Meadowdale HS teacher completes national food safety, nutrition training

Meadowdale High School teacher Kolleen Seals was one of 36 teachers nationwide chosen to complete a food science training program developed and implemented in a partnership between the Food and Drug Administration, the National Science Teachers Association and Graduate School USA.  The one-week program for middle and high school science teachers, as well as family…

Edmonds schools foundation receives $25K Rite Aid grant for food and family assistance programs

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has been awarded a $25,000 Rite Aid Foundation KidCents Regional Grant to expand the foundation’s Nourishing Network food and family assistance programs. It is one of 15 Washington state non-profits to receive funding.  KidCents Regional Grants support nonprofit organizations with programs that serve children, from newborn to 18 years…

Move 60! exercise program for early learners on Saturdays

Move 60! is a free, drop-in activity program for all early learners in the Edmonds School District promoting exercise, movement and fun. Anyone is welcome to attend any site. This program is free and funded by Verdant Health Commission. Parents and caregivers must stay with their children during class time. Who: Preschool and kindergarten age…

Eat at Panda Express Friday and benefit EWHS Class of 2020

Eat at Panda Express in Edmonds anytime Friday, Oct. 25 and benefit the Edmonds-Woodway High School Class of 2020 prom and graduation ceremony fundraising. Simply show this flyer below at the cash register when you pay, to ensure the Class of 2020 gets 20% of the sale. Panda Express is located just south of Winco…

Reproductive health and disease prevention parent/guardian review night Nov. 7

Parents and/or guardians of Edmonds School District students are encouraged to attend a reproductive health and disease prevention night Thursday, Nov. 7, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Educational Services Center in Lynnwood. Attendees can learn about the Reproductive Health and Disease Prevention Curriculum, which is taught in grades 5-12.   Families can review the complete…

Edmonds schools foundation receives $5K racial equity grant from Rick Steves

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has received a $5,000 Racial Equity Grant from Rick Steves’ Europe Foundation in partnership with the Edmonds School District. The grant funds the continuation of work begun by the district in 2018-2019 to create a racially and culturally inclusive learning community for all students. This is the second $5,000…

Scene in Edmonds: Coho salmon are back in Shell Creek

Sightings of adult coho salmon in Shell Creek started this last weekend. This marks the start of the annual migration of salmon into the creek to spawn. Students from the Edmonds-Woodway High School’s Students Saving Salmon club were thrilled to observe salmon during their first surveys of the creek last weekend, club advisor Joe Scordino…

ESD Equity Alliance for Achievement meeting Oct. 21

The community is invited to attend the first Equity Alliance for Achievement (EAACH) of the year Monday, Oct. 21, at Alderwood Middle School Commons. The event will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about how the community can work on equity in the district, with a discussion of the following:  What are school resource officers…

Edmonds School District to host Latino Family Information Night Oct. 23

The community is invited to Latino Family Information Night Wednesday, Oct. 23. from 6-8 p.m. Learn about high school graduation credit requirements and opportunities at the community college. We have partnered with Edmonds Community College to provide a family-friendly information night for families with students from sixth to 12th grade in Spanish. Interpreters will be…

Family information sessions set for Edmonds School District highly capable programs

The Edmonds School District is holding parent/guardian information sessions to find out more about district programs aimed at helping identify and support highly capable students. Highly capable students may demonstrate these attributes: – Exceptionally curious. – Come up with complex and abstract ideas. – Learn new ideas without instruction or direction. – Ponder advanced questions…