School Board votes to offer Balderas the job of Edmonds School District superintendent

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors Tuesday voted to extend an offer to the Eugene School District’s Dr. Gustavo Balderas to become the district’s next superintendent. Pending completion of contract negations, Dr. Balderas will start with the district on July 1, 2020. He will replace current superintendent Dr. Kris McDuffy, who is retiring at…

Superintendent finalists field questions at Edmonds School District forum

                  Teachers, staff and community members filled Meadowdale High School’s Great Hall Monday night to hear from the two finalists in the running to become the next superintendent of the Edmonds School District. Dr. Gustavo Balderas, current superintendent in Eugene, Ore., and Dr. Deborah Rumbaugh, an administrator…

Registration for kindergarten, new students for 2020-21 school year opens March 4

The Edmonds School District will begin registering kindergarten students (or students new to the Edmonds School District) for the 2020-2021 school year on March 4. Children must be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2020 to be eligible for kindergarten. Students turning 5 years old between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31 may be evaluated for…

Monday: Hear from ESD superintendent finalists in community meeting

Students, families, staff and community members are invited to hear from the two finalists for Edmonds School District Superintendent starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 2 at Meadowdale High School. Written questions can be submitted from attendees and a Spanish-speaking interpreter will also be present. If you can’t attend the event in-person, you can watch it…

Edmonds-Woodway Jazz I again named best band at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

For the third straight year, Edmonds-Woodway High School’s Jazz Ensemble I under the direction of Jake Bergevin has been selected as the overall festival sweepstakes best band at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. Other EWHS honors announced Saturday during the 2020 festival at the University of Idaho include: – Outstanding AAAA division. – Outstanding combo…

Edmonds CC student Vinicius Armucho honored with Transforming Lives award

The Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees awarded Vinicius Armucho with its 2020 Transforming Lives award. “Vinicius exemplifies the kind of student we hope to support and foster through an education at Edmonds CC and is well-deserving of this honor and recognition,” said Edmonds CC President Dr. Amit B. Singh. The award is given annually…

Edmonds-Woodway’s Dominic Nye named outstanding vocalist at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Edmonds-Woodway High School senior Dominic Nye Friday won the outstanding senior high vocalist award at the 2020 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, hosted by the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music. According to EWHS Music Director Jake Bergevin, Nye also plays lead alto in Jazz Ensemble 1, which will compete Saturday. The festival features three days of…

School retirees get sweet-talked during history presentation on sugar

The Sno-King School Retirees organization invited the public to join them for a sugar-filled afternoon Thursday featuring cultural anthropologist Julia Harrison. The retirees organization partnered with Humanities Washington’s Speaker Bureau to bring Harrison’s tempting talk, “Sticky Subject: The History and Culture of Sugar” to the Edmonds School District’s Educational Service Center in Lynnwood. Harrison noted…

Two Edmonds School District cabinet members announce resignations

After several years serving in leadership roles within the Edmonds School District, two cabinet members are leaving for different school districts. Assistant Superintendent Justin Irish was just selected to become the superintendent of the Anacortes School District. Executive Director of Equity and Public Relations Kimberlee Armstrong, was named Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for Tamalpais…

Edmonds School District Scholastic Art Award winners announced for 2020

The Schack Art Center has announced the Edmonds School District recipients of The Scholastic Art Awards of 2020. Gold Key recipients are pictured above. You can see galleries of all winners here. The Edmonds School District winners are: Gold Key Recipients Edmonds Woodway H.S.  Giselle Iseli Lynnwood H.S. Hannah Tang Meadowdale H.S. Maia Aikens Mountlake Terrace H.S.  Clare…

Cascade Symphony awarding scholarships to high school music students; application deadline April 3

Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 will be awarded by the Cascade Symphony Orchestra to qualified high school seniors from the Edmonds, Mukilteo, Northshore and Shoreline school districts. Applications and audition recordings will be accepted electronically through the Cascade Symphony website at cascadesymphony.org/scholarships. The application window opens on March 1 and closes April 3 at…

Hazel Miller Foundation donates $1.5M to Edmonds CC’s STEM campaign

Edmonds Community College on Wednesday announced a $1.5 million donation from the Hazel Miller Foundation dedicated to its STEM campaign for funding of the college’s new 70,000-square-foot Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Nursing building, as well as STEM scholarships, programs, and technology. “This generous gift from the Hazel Miller Foundation will allow Edmonds…

Edmonds School District announces superintendent finalists

After two days interviewing seven candidates to become the next superintendent of the Edmonds School District, the district’s board of directors has narrowed the search to two finalists: Dr. Gustavo Balderas, currently superintendent with the Eugene School District J4 in Oregon, and Dr. Deborah Rumbaugh, Instructional Leadership Executive Director with the Highline School District in Burien….

Register now for annual Edmonds Schools Foundation March 13 fundraisers

Edmonds School District parents and community members are invited to A Recipe for Success! Annual Breakfast and Lunch on Friday, March 13. Presented by Premera Blue Cross, A Recipe for Success! is the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds fund grants to schools and classrooms, stipends and scholarships, and food…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation offering scholarships to art students

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation is offering scholarships to students who wish to pursue a degree in arts-related fields. Current seniors within the Edmonds School District and students at Edmonds Community College are encouraged to apply. Past recipients may re-apply every year until graduation if they maintain a focus on the arts. The application period…

Visit Brier Terrace, Cedar Way during March 5 superintendent school tour

Join Edmonds School District Superintendent Kris McDuffy on Thursday, March 5 for a superintendent school tour from 12-3 p.m.  Enjoy a school meal and ride a school bus that begins and ends at the Educational Services Center, located at 20420 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood. Students from Brier Terrace Middle School and Cedar Way Elementary…

Edmonds School Board set to OK office personnel bargaining agreement during Feb. 25 meeting

The Edmonds School District at its Feb. 25 business meeting is scheduled to approve a tentative bargaining agreement between the district and the Edmonds School District Association of Office Personnel Employees. Since last May, office personnel have been in contract negotiations with the district regarding their pay. In the past, the district has determined the…

Deadline for high school students’ TEDx applications extended to March 1

Edmonds School District high school students are producing the second annual TedX event for local high school students and they want student voices to be heard. The event will be held May, 30, from 2 p.m. in the Edmonds Community College Black Box Theater The deadline to submit nominations and applications has been extended to…

Edmonds School District to host community forum with superintendent finalists March 2

As the Edmonds School District continues the search for its next superintendent, district staff will host a Superintendent Search Community Forum Monday, March 2 at Meadowdale High School. According to a district announcements, more than 35 candidates applied for the job that will be vacated by current Superintendent Kris McDuffy, who is retiring at the…

Washington Kids in Transition finds a new home on Scriber Lake Road

Washington Kids in Transition, which provides basic needs for homeless children in the Edmonds School District, recently moved into a new office space at 19721 Scriber Lake Road in Lynnwood. Assistance that the organization provides includes food, emergency closets, motel vouchers, rental and utility assistance, and transportation vouchers. The goal is to remove stressors that…

Jennie de Mello e Souza joins Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation board

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation announced Tuesday that Jennie de Mello e Souza has joined its Board of Directors. A 20-year resident of Edmonds, de Mello e Souza is a working artist, local art instructor, and teaches visual arts at Redmond High School and art education at Western Washington University. As a teacher, she has…