Sno-Isle Libraries sponsoring Islamic Pattern Making workshop July 17

Sno-Isle Libraries is presenting a hands-on art workshop for teens and tweens: Islamic Pattern Making from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 17. Gather your art supplies to re-create this intricate tile design during this online art workshop. Materials you need include a pencil, ruler, tracing paper or parchment paper, tape and a print-out of the design template provided…

Foundation for Edmonds School District receives $111,800 grant from WhiteHorse Foundation to serve families in need  

T he Foundation for Edmonds School District has received a grant of $111,800 from the WhiteHorse Foundation to help support its Whole Families, Whole Communities program benefiting low-income families in the Edmonds School District. The WhiteHorse Foundation supports organizations that work to improve the quality of life for children, youth, and families in Snohomish County….

Teachers of Color Foundation receives $25,000 impact grant from Peoples Bank

Peoples Bank announced that it has awarded the Teachers of Color (TOC) Foundation a $25,000 Peoples Bank Impact Grant to support its goal of increasing teacher diversity in the Edmonds School District. The funds will be used to provide scholarships to selected Edmonds School District staff of color to obtain their teaching certificates and pursue…

Edmonds School Board approves 2% pay hike for teachers this fall

Edmonds School District teachers will receive a 2% pay increase this fall after the Edmonds School Board of Directors voted Tuesday night to approve contract agreements for the 2021-22 school year. The board voted at its July 13 business meeting to approve a recent agreement struck between the district’s bargaining team and the Edmonds Education…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation awards $40,000 in scholarships

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation has awarded 21 renewable scholarships totaling $40,000 to Edmonds area students pursuing an arts-based curriculum in college. Two special awards, the Sambataro Award and the Mummy Award, were also distributed. New recipients this year were Nicole Brunette, Isaac Vaa, Hana Berisha, Andrew Szilassy, Sean Chapdelaine, Cynthia Livengood-Fair, Rubina Matevosyan, and…

Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month for June 2021

Edmonds eLearning Academy Zahara Innocent Parent’s Name: Kiani Pineira-Hall Interests: I’m a musician. I play multiple instruments, sing, dance and am now a manager to upcoming artists! I also love sports. This summer I will be running a sports training program for the kids in my neighborhood. I did track and cross country from middle…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation awards scholarships to four Edmonds School District students

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation awarded four Edmonds School District seniors with higher education scholarships, which includes visual and performing arts. The students are: Nicole Brunette, Meadowdale High School, will attend the University of Washington. Zoya Kulikov-Wickizer, Lynnwood High School, received the Samataro Award in addition to a foundation scholarship and will attend the University…

High school commencement 2021: Meadowdale awards diplomas to 375 graduates

Meadowdale High School’s Class of 2021 was celebrated by family, friends, teachers and school administrators who gathered at Edmonds District Stadium Saturday evening for the school’s annual commencement ceremony. A total of 375 graduates received their diplomas Saturday. Speakers included Meadowdale’s eight class valedictorians —  Charlotte Appel, Quinn Bennett, Kahlan Fleiger-Holmes, Alex Hernandez Manriquez, Boray Koung, Sierra Moll, Eliza Moloney and Hayley…

High school commencement 2021: A traditional sendoff returns for Edmonds-Woodway seniors

More than 300 graduating seniors in Edmonds-Woodway High School’s Class of 2021 received their diplomas Saturday, June 19 at Edmonds District Stadium. Parents, friends and well-wishers watched the proceedings from the grandstands in a welcome return to a more traditional graduation, a marked contrast to last year’s drive-through event necessitated by the COVID pandemic. Speakers…

Holy Rosary student-driven service projects help those in need

The seventh-grade class at Edmonds-based Holy Rosary School conducted five service projects during the past year to help their neighbors in need. Holy Rosary service learning teacher Julie Gibson said the students had been studying “environmental crisis issues, immigration and the movement of people, inequality in education and the far-reaching effects of hunger and poverty. She then challenged…

High school commencement 2021: Diplomas awarded to Edmonds Heights students

Edmonds Heights K-12 School honored its graduates Friday night in the third of seven high school commencement ceremonies this week at Edmonds District Stadium. A total of 54 students graduated, receiving their diplomas from their parents — an Edmonds Heights tradition. Among those addressing the class were Principal Scott Mauk and Senior Reflections speakers Alexandra…

High school commencement 2021: Diplomas awarded to eLearning Academy graduates

Students received their diplomas Friday during commencement ceremonies Friday for the Edmonds School District’s eLearning Academy. The graduation is the second of seven in-person ceremonies this weekend for Edmonds School District high schools. The eLearning student speaker was Sarah Schneider. Principal Christy Frary also addressed the graduating class. Based at College Place Middle School, the…

Edmonds School District now taking referrals for highly capable/gifted program

The Edmonds School District’s Highly Capable/Gifted Program for first through sixth grade elementary students is a self-contained full-time district program located at Terrace Park Elementary. The Gifted Middle School Program is housed at Brier Terrace Middle School and is a mix of self-contained and combined classes for seventh and eighth grade students. More information and…

Scriber Lake High graduates receive diplomas in Thursday night ceremony

In the first of seven commencement ceremonies in the Edmonds School District this week, Scriber Lake High School awarded diplomas to 36 graduates Thursday night at Edmonds District Stadium. Student graduation speakers were Elijah Conn, Emil McDonald and Sam Wells. The faculty speaker, chosen by the students, was Marjie Bowker. — Photos by Jonah Wallace…

Maplewood school honors its retiring Kindergarten Queen

“Never do anything for a child that they are perfectly capable of doing on their own; for when you do, you rob them of the opportunity of feeling competent. Feeling confident creates self-esteem.” This is one of the many sound pieces of advice you’d hear often in Jacque Verrall’s kindergarten classroom at Maplewood K-8 Cooperative in Edmonds. For…

Foundation for Edmonds School District awards $138,000 in postsecondary scholarships to graduating seniors

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has awarded $138,000 in postsecondary scholarships to 55 graduating seniors from Edmonds Heights K-12, Edmonds Woodway High School, Lynnwood High School, Meadowdale High School, Mountlake Terrace High School, and Scriber Lake High School. In all, 64 donor-funded scholarships were awarded to students pursuing vocational, two- and four-year certificates or…

Local high school graduations to be live-streamed

Graduates, their parents and teachers will be celebrating this week as in-person Edmonds School District high school commencement ceremonies get underway Thursday-Sunday at Edmonds District Stadium. Mountlake Terrace High School’s Visual Communication Club HBN is live-streaming all of 2021’s commencement celebrations, and they will be available to anyone with the link.  All events will be available…

Meadowdale HS grad winner of AAUW Edmonds College scholarship

Abigail Cruz is the 2021 winner of the $2,000 Edmonds College scholarship awarded by the Edmonds SnoKing Branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women.)  A gradute of Meadowdale High School, she was selected for her academic accomplishments, her determination and her work ethic. Cruz has been working full time while pursuing an associate’s…

Reminder: June 18 car parade to honor Class of 2021 Edmonds-Woodway grads

Families and friends of Edmonds-Woodway High School Class of 2021 graduates are invited to celebrate the seniors with a car parade from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, June 18 on the Main Street Hill. Seniors — who are encouraged to wear their Warrior gear — should arrive on Edmonds’ Main Street hill at 5 p.m. to get…