Fundraiser Saturday for Meadowdale softball player

A pottery-painting fundraiser for a Meadowdale High School softball player battling leukemia since last summer will take place at the Edmonds Glazed & Amazed studio, 514 Main St., from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, May 1. The event is for Ashley Aven, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and told in January she had only two…

EWHS needs community panelists for senior presentations

Edmonds-Woodway High School is seeking community members to be panelists on a team that will be evaluating Culminating Projects that the seniors are required to present prior to their graduation in the spring. The event takes place at the high school on Friday, May 7, beginning with an overview at 11:30 a.m. sharp, then the…

Edmonds School District may place supplemental levy on August ballot

The state cut back school funding this past legislative session, so the Edmonds School District might ask voters to make up the difference, our neighbor site Lynnwood Today reports. The district is considering the option of placing a four-year supplemental levy proposal on the August ballot. It would raise about $6.4 million the first year…

School district employees sponsoring food drive Saturday and Sunday

Edmonds School District bus drivers and employees from the district’s administration office are sponsoring the second “Stuff the Bus” Food Drive this Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in two locations: Albertsons at 212th and 44th in Mountlake Terrace and QFC at 196th and 76th in Lynnwood.  The goal is to fill…

AquaSox to honor local teachers through Home Room Heroes program

The Everett AquaSox will be recognizing Snohomish County teachers for their hard work and dedication in the classroom and community through the Wells Fargo Home Room Heroes program. Beginning April 15, students can nominate their favorite teachers (current or past) by downloading the application here. Nominations will consist of an essay format describing how the…

Westgate Elementary continues quest for playground money

They didn’t win a national competition for money to build a new playground, but members of the Westgate Elementary Parent Staff Organization (PSO) are continuing their fund-raising efforts to replace the school’s aging equipment. Next up: a Family Fun Run at the school on April 29. Some of Westgate’s playground equipment dates to when the…

Have you voted for the Westgate school playground today?

Help Westgate Elementary School win up to $5,000 toward new playground equipment by voting every 24 hours between now and March 31. Simply visit this link: https://projects.kaboom.org/voting/elections/video_2010 and find the Westgate video (it’s the one in black and white set to the music of “Help,” by the Beatles).Then cast your vote. No registration required. Bookmark…

Community rallies to raise money for Edmonds Public Schools Foundation

More than 200 community members turned out for the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation annual Spring Luncheon March 5. Together, they raised over $34,000 to provide grants to teachers and schools in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Brier, Woodway and Mountlake Terrace. The late Hal Reasby, former Edmonds School District superintendent and founder of the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation,…

Your online vote can help Westgate Elementary win playground money

Westgate Elementary is one of 10 finalists eligible to win up to $5,000 toward new playground equipment — and you can help by voting online. Simply visit this link: https://projects.kaboom.org/voting/elections/video_2010 and find the Westgate video (it’s the one in black and white set to the music of “Help,” by the Beatles). Then cast your vote….

EWHS Drill and Pom teams take first place in district

Congratulations to the Edmonds-Woodway High School Drill, Dance and Pom teams, who received awards at the district competition Saturday, March 7. In a field of 13 teams and 20 performances,  the EWHS Drill and Pom teams each received first place awards. The Dance team placed as well,  and all teams qualified for the State Competition held…

Deadline extended to Monday for Athletic Booster Club auction

The deadline has been extended to Monday, March 8, for Edmonds-Woodway Athletic Booster Club’s annual event — Viva Los Warriors! An Athletic Fiesta — set for Saturday, March 13 at the Harbor Square Athletic Club Tennis Center. All members of the Edmonds community are invited to the fundraiser, which features a silent and live auction,…

Edmonds-Woodway rummage sale Saturday to benefit Haiti relief

Mrs. Whitley’s senior history class at Edmonds-Woodway High School is sponsoring a rummage sale to benefit Haiti-Habitat for Humanity from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Saturday, March 6, in the high school parking lot at 7600 212th St. S.W. If you have items to donate, stop by the school office and they’ll direct you to the classroom…

Reminder: Public Schools Foundation luncheon Friday

Buy your ticket now for the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation luncheon this Friday, March 5 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Tickets are $40 each and all proceeds benefit Edmonds School District programs. The luncheon runs from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. To learn more, visit the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation website.

Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Combo places 1st at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

The Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Combo placed first at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival this past weekend in Moscow, Idaho. E-W Jazz Ensemble I and many soloists from the band also received recognition. This news comes on top of the most recent news that E-W Jazz Ensemble I was recently selected to participate in the prestigious Essentially…

Westgate Elementary parents launch fundraiser for new playground

The playground at Westgate Elementary in Edmonds is in serious need of a facelift. The equipment — some of it dating to when the school was built in 1958 — is rusted, dangerous and needs to be replaced. A group of parents has started a fundraising effort, with the goal of raising $90,000, and plan…

Edmonds Public Schools Foundation luncheon March 5

The Edmonds Public Schools Foundation is hosting its 2010 spring luncheon from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 5 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Sponsors and table captains are needed for this annual fundraiser that supports the Edmonds School District. Keynote speaker is Dr. Laura Kastner, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences at the University…

Poll: Should school buses have advertising?

Tell us your opinion on a bill introduced by State. Sen. Paul Shinn (D-Edmonds) that would allow advertising on school buses: Should advertisements be allowed on school buses? (polls)

Edmonds School District levy passing with 65 percent ‘yes’ vote

Voters were saying “yes” to the Edmonds School District Replacement School Programs and Operations Levy, which was passing by a 65 percent margin Tuesday night. With 30 percent of votes counted, the total yes votes were 16,741 while no votes stood at 8,997. The replacement levy collection averages $43.9 million per year for each of…

Reminder: No school in Edmonds Friday

It’s a teacher in-service day for the Edmonds School District Friday, so all classes are canceled. School will resume as usual on Monday, Feb. 1.

Ballots in the mail for school levy election

Starting Friday, Edmonds voters will begin receiving mail-in ballots for the Feb. 9 Edmonds School District Replacement School Programs and Operation Levy. “This measure is not additional funding —  it is what we need in order to continue to operate each day,” School Board President Ann McMurray said. “It directly supports the learning and teaching…

High school still needs community volunteers Jan. 28

Edmonds-Woodway High School needs 15 adults from the community to participate in Culminating Project presentations of graduating seniors at Edmonds-Woodway High School on Thursday, Jan. 28. Volunteers will be joining EWHS staff members on a panel to listen to three or four student presentations of about 15-20 minutes each and will be scheduled on the…

EWHS cheer squad sponsoring clinic Jan. 30

Edmonds-Woodway High School’s cheer squad is sponsoring a cheer clinic from 10 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at the high school’s Great Hall. The clinic, which is open to anyone in kindergarten- 8th grade, costs $35 if registered before Jan.26 or $40 after. Registration fee includes a cheer clinic T-shirt, pom-poms, a photo and admittance…

Community volunteers needed for EWHS senior presentations Jan. 28

A total of 30 community members are needed to support local youth by participating in Culminating Project presentations of graduating seniors at Edmonds-Woodway High School on Thursday, Jan. 28. Volunteers will be joining EWHS staff members on a panel to listen to three or four student presentations of about 15-20 minutes each and will be…

Edmonds School District hosting information fair Saturday

The Edmonds School District is hosting its annual information fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the new Lynnwood High School, 18218 North Road, Lynnwood. Parents can learn about kindergarten registration and districtwide programs and opportunities. They can also tour the new high school, meet with school board members and review the health curriculum….

Police, schools shed light on local gangs, and how parents can keep kids safe

The photo projected on the screen at Meadowdale High School Tuesday night could have been that of any extended family of teens and adults: all smiles and gathered for a group portrait on the Edmonds waterfront. In reality, those in the photo were members of Surenos 13, the most common street gang in South Snohomish…