No Kindergarten Jump Start in August; modified program planned for after school begins

The Edmonds School District announced that Kindergarten Jump Start will not be held in August 2020 as originally planned, due to the uncertainties with social distancing guidelines in the coming months. However, the district will likely run a modified Jump Start program when school begins in September. Jump Start is a pre-kindergarten, transitional program usually…

Edmonds School District’s free summer meal distribution begins Monday, June 29

Starting the week of Monday, June 29, the Edmonds School District will be continuing its free meal kits for all children ages 1 to 18 years old through the summer. All families with children in the area are invited to use the food program, regardless of their financial situation. Summer meal distribution will look a…

Snohomish PUD announces 2020 student art and photo winners 

Three students from the Edmonds School District were among the winners of a K-12 art and high school photography contest sponsored by Snohomish County PUD. Seventeen students representing school districts across the PUD’s service territory were selected for their creativity in illustrating energy topics. The Edmonds School District winners included Jude DeWaal, a fourth grader…

Inslee releases plan to restart higher education in the fall

Gov. Jay Inslee was joined Wednesday by presidents of Washington colleges and universities to unveil the guidance for reopening in-person instruction at higher education institutions in the fall. The announcement comes with a proclamation providing specific health guidance for four-year public and private institutions, as well as two-year community and technical colleges, apprenticeships and private…

Move 60! launches nutrition video series

Move 60!, Verdant Health, Sound Dietitians and the Edmonds School District Food and Nutrition Services Department have been working together to promote healthy living by creating family-friendly nutrition videos. There is a series of eight videos starting with “Let’s Make A Parfait.” Along with the videos there is a recipe handout for families to cook…

Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month May 2020

Edmonds eLearning Academy Anna Marohn Mother’s Name: Arwen Valdez Father’s Name: James Marohn Interests: I enjoy hobbies such as crocheting, cooking, fashion, and makeup. I’m passionate about social justice and intersectional feminism. Education Goals: I’m going to attend Edmonds College and get a liberal arts degree, then transfer to the University of Washington to continue…

Edmonds School District seeking input for 2020-21 school year

In preparation for schools reopening in the fall, the Edmonds School District is seeking community input for the 2020-21 school year. The seven-question survey asks district families if they plan to return their students to schools, what their desires are for learning models, and priorities for health and safety practices. To take the survey in…

Cascade Symphony awards scholarships to high school music students

Scholarships of $3,000 and $2,000 have been awarded by the Cascade Symphony Orchestra to two graduating high school music from the Edmonds and Mukilteo school districts. Music students from the Northshore and Shoreline districts also were considered. Micah Cortezzo of Edmonds-Woodway High School was awarded a $3,000 scholarship while Gloria Lee of Kamiak High School…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation announces scholarship winners

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation recently awarded $31,000 in scholarships to 17 area students, all of whom are pursuing higher education degrees in the visual arts. Two additional annual scholarships in the amounts of $1,500 each were awarded in 2020: Kristen Walter received a scholarship for the second year from the Pamela Mummy Foundation and…

Sno-King School Retirees award scholarships to three Edmonds School District seniors

The Sno-King School Retirees has awarded three of its four $2,000 renewable scholarships to Edmonds School District seniors. These scholarships are for seniors who are planning to be educators upon their college graduation.  Mae Cramer attends Lynnwood High School and is planning to obtain a degree in elementary education from Gonzaga University. Since she was 0…

District bus drivers celebrate Class of 2020 with farewell video

Bus drivers for the Edmonds School District came together to congratulate and bid farewell to the Class of 2020 graduating seniors with a special video. In the video, drivers posed near their bus or from their home, some with decorated signs wishing the graduates luck in college and beyond. It also features drone footage of…

 Foundation for Edmonds School District awards $147,750 in post-secondary scholarships 

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has awarded $147,750 in post-secondary scholarships to 56 graduating seniors attending six district high schools. In all, 68 donor-funded scholarships were awarded to students pursuing vocational, two- and four-year certificates or degrees next fall.  Eleven students received a $5,000 Hazel and Morris Miller Memorial Scholarships. They are Julian Adams,…

Edmonds School District to hold June 11 community forum to discuss race, equity

In response to the civil unrest generated by police brutality against people of color, the Edmonds School District’s Equity & Student Success team will hold a virtual community forum Thursday, June 11. The district intends to discuss plans to recognize injustices and proactively take steps to make schools a better place to learn and work….

Sponsor spotlight: The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a life-long learning process applicable to everyone at every stage of life. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL): “SEL [i]s the processes through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and…

Federal Way School District’s Victor Vergara named new ESD director of equity

The Edmonds School District announced Tuesday that Dr. Victor Vergara has been named the district’s executive director of equity and student success. Vergara is currently the director of multilingual education in the Federal Way School District. Prior to that, he was the Director of Bilingual Education and Latina/o Outreach in Walla Walla and a high…