Edmonds School District bond measure still failing in second day of results

Based on the second day of election returns, the Edmonds School District’s $600 million construction bond — with 55% yes votes — was still failing to achieve the supermajority vote required for passage, while the $96 million replacement technology/capital levy was passing with 57% of the votes cast so far. Wednesday night’s results were based…

Edmonds School District bond measure falling short, levy passing in early election returns

In early election returns Tuesday, the Edmonds School District’s $600 million construction bond was not receiving the supermajority vote required for passage, while the $96 million replacement technology/capital levy was passing with nearly 56% of the votes cast so far. Tuesday night’s results — based on 22% voter turnout so far — showed the Proposition…

District staff discuss ways to facilitate conversations about race in classroom

Edmonds School District parents, staff and students gathered Friday evening to hear from educators of color about how to have conversations with students about race in the classroom. As part of the district’s Black Lives Matter at School month of action, a committee of local equity and diversity leaders invited four educators of color to…

Dine at Chipotle Feb. 12 and benefit EWHS Class of 2020

Rescheduled from last month’s snow, Edmonds-Woodway High School’s Class of 2020 will benefit if you dine at Chipotle, 4120 196th St. S.W. Ste. 150, in Lynnwood this Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 4-8 p.m. Show one of the above flyers and a total of 33% of proceeds will be donated to the class for its senior…

Learn about the history and culture of sugar during Feb. 27 presentation in Lynnwood

When King Henry VIII wanted three pounds of sugar for his guests at an important banquet, he had a tough time getting it. Now the average American eats that much sugar in a single week. Sno-King School Retirees organization and Humanities Washington are sponsoring a free presentation, “Sticky Subject: the History and Culture of Sugar,”…

Ballots due Tuesday for Edmonds School District levy, bond measures

A reminder that ballots are due Tuesday, Feb. 11 for the Edmonds School District special election that includes Proposition 1 — a $600 million construction bond aimed at addressing projected increases in student enrollment — and a $96 million replacement technology/capital levy (Proposition 2). Your ballot must be postmarked on Feb. 11, or you can deposit…

Edmonds School Board to consider award of construction contracts at Feb. 11 meeting

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors will discuss future district construction projects at the Feb. 11 business meeting. The board is scheduled to vote whether to name McGranahan Architects as architect for the new Innovative Learning Center and approve the project contract in the amount of $ 219,820. for the conceptual design phase. The…

Student rocketeers invited to Edmonds CC’s 2020 Aerospace Conference Feb. 15

Rocketeers in middle school, high school and college are invited to Edmonds Community College’s third annual Washington State Aerospace Collegiate Conference on Feb. 15. The free event features a keynote address by Erin Evans, Anna Jensen, and Samantha Westall, three engineers from Kent-based aerospace manufacturer Blue Origin. Attendees will have opportunities to share news about…

Edmonds School District recognizes teachers earning new, renewed National Board Certification

The Edmonds School District announced that the following district teachers recently earned National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification, commonly referred to as National Board Certification: Adam Bazant – Mountlake Terrace High Veronica Mun – College Place Elementary Noel Shahbazian – Beverly Elementary Martha Strachan – Meadowdale High This brings the total number of…

January 2020 Edmonds School District Students of the Month

Edmonds Heights K-12 Daniel Ramirez Mother’s Name: Norina Ramirez Father’s Name: Steven Ramirez GPA: 3.5 Clubs & Activities: I am a part of a group at my school called the equity team which gives the underprivileged communities who aren’t held so highly a chance to be heard. I also have occasionally helped out students with…

Reminder: Edmonds CC’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Feb. 6

Edmonds Community College will host a free Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Thursday, Feb. 6. All are invited to celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. King with an inspirational message from keynote speaker Nikkita Oliver. The event was originally set for last month, but was rescheduled due to snow. Nikkita Oliver is a…

Reminder: Parents, guardians invited to attend Kick Off to Kindergarten Feb. 10

Parents and guardians with kids starting kindergarten in fall 2020 are invited to attend Kickoff to Kindergarten on Monday, Feb. 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at your neighborhood (assigned) school. Free child care will be provided. Attendees will: Meet school staff and other incoming families, Learn about the school and registration process, Gear up for Jump…

VFW Post 8870 Freedom Scholarship open to Edmonds School District students

Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 is once again offering its Freedom Scholarship to graduating high school seniors. To apply, students must have at least one sibling, parent or grandparent who is a U.S. military veteran and reside within the Edmonds or Mukilteo School Districts.  Students who live inside those school district boundaries but attend private schools…

Edmonds School Board endorses Black Lives Matters at School month of action

With the goal of promoting black history and ethnic studies in the Edmonds School District, the district’s Board of Directors last week adopted a resolution endorsing a Black Lives Matter at School month of action during February. In honor of Black History Month, the board unanimously voted to adopt the resolution at its Jan. 28…

Save the date: Meet Edmonds School District superintendent candidate finalists March 2

The application window has closed for candidates applying to be the next Edmonds School District superintendent, and the district has announced Monday, March 2 at Meadowdale High School as the date and location for a Superintendent Community Forum, when the public can meet the finalists. First though, the district says it will be reviewing all…

Edmonds CC collects 22,500 food donations to help feed hungry students 

Edmonds Community College said it collected a record-breaking 22,512 food items through its third annual food drive. Donations were divided equally between the college’s food pantry and the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s Nourishing Network, which provides meals for hungry and homeless students in the school district. Dr. Terry Cox, Edmonds CC’s vice president for…

Learn how to start a business this spring at Edmonds CC’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs and “wantrepreneurs” can learn how to start their own business this spring at Edmonds Community College’s new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The center will serve as a hub where community members can network, connect with resources and take classes. The inaugural course, PRIMER, will cover entrepreneurship and small business essentials. “Our instructors are…

Edmonds School District celebrates black storytellers at Edmonds Library

The Edmonds School District kicked off Black History Month Sunday by celebrating black storytellers, inventors and leaders with a storytime event at the Edmonds Library. Reading books by black authors, district equity team members and parents read stories by black authors or featuring black protagonists, including Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty and The Quickest Kid…

Reminder: Deadline Feb. 11 to vote in Edmonds School District bond and levy election

With ballots mailed out for the Feb. 11 special election, Edmonds School District voters will have to decide whether they want to approve a $600 million construction bond aimed at addressing projected increases in student enrollment. The bond (Proposition 1) is the first of three proposals likely to come before voters between now and 2023…

Edmonds CC Build It NOW program aims to help inventors get from idea to prototype in six weeks

Edmonds Community College, in collaboration with the NW Innovation Resource Center’s (NWIRC), is offering the Build it NOW program, which helps inventors and entrepreneurs turn their ideas into ready-for-market prototypes. The program will run 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays from Feb. 22 through March 28. The subject of each session corresponds with a different product development…

Edmonds School Board adopts new Units of Study reading curriculum

After months of discussion and mixed community feedback, the Edmonds School Board of Directors voted Tuesday night to adopt new Units of Study in Reading curriculum for K-6 grade classrooms. At its Jan. 21 business meeting, the board voted 4-1 — with Director Nancy Katims voting against — to adopt the curriculum, which teaches students…

Edmonds School District to host Recreation and Resource Info Fair Feb. 1

Edmonds School District families and caregivers of individuals with disabilities are invited to attend the district’s Recreation and Resource Information Fair Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m.-noon. Families are invited to learn about local community resources and ask questions to help navigate services and support available based on unique needs. The event will take place…