Career and Technical Education success stories at Edmonds School Board meeting

After reviewing the success of the Edmonds School District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) from the 2018-19 school year, the Edmonds School Board of Directors unanimously voted Sept. 10 to approve the updated CTE five-year work plan. CTE teaches middle and high school students specific skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies and career preparation. Each school…

Candidate Meet and Greet statements: School Board Pos. 3 — Noble and Graves

The following is a transcript of the three-minute statements read by Gary Noble, incumbent running for re-election to the Edmonds School District Board of Directors, Position 3, and his challenger Rory Graves during a candidate Meet and Greet event Sept. 8 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. While much of the Sept. 8 candidate event…

Candidate Meet and Greet statements: School Board Pos. 3 — Noble and Graves

The following is a transcript of the three-minute statements read by Gary Noble, incumbent running for re-election to the Edmonds School District Board of Directors, Position 3, and his challenger Rory Graves during a candidate Meet and Greet event Sept. 8 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. While much of the Sept. 8 candidate event…

ESD family and community education night Sept. 16 for students with special needs

The Edmonds School District is hosting a Family & Community Education Night for students with special needs, from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 in the district’s Educational Service Center boardrooms, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Families are invited to meet the district special education team then choose one of two sessions to attend: – IEP 101 –  Shaina…

Still time to register for Edmonds CC Creative Retirement Institute classes

There’s still time to register for fall quarter classes at the Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) — featuring life-long learning classes just for fun. Classes start Sept. 23, and only three of the 28 offered are full. Go online to www.edcc.edu/cri or stop by the office in the Maltby Building, 7020 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood to…

Music festival at Meadowdale High School promotes student involvement in arts

High School Nation, an organization aimed at promoting creative expression among teenagers through music, the arts and media at high schools, held a free music festival Monday afternoon at Meadowdale High School. Sponsored by Hollister Co., the event places a high emphasis on music and offers students information about a career in the arts after…

Sponsor spotlight: Soundview School presents Partners in Parenting series

Soundview School is sponsoring Partners in Parenting, a series of three public speakers on three different nights presented to educate ourselves and our community. These events are free and open to the public; registration strongly recommended (see below). 425-778-8572 October 17, 2019 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. David Quinn, Art and Education What can we say about our friend and colleague David Quinn? He…

Clothes for Kids open house Sept. 11

Clothes for Kids, which provides school wardrobes for children in need in the Edmonds School District, is hosting an open house from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at its Lynnwood location, 16725 52nd Ave. W. Educators and interested community members are invited to stop by for refreshments, a tour of the facility, and the chance to learn…

Set for Oct. 5, Celebrate Schools 5K is Spooktacular family fun

Picture it: A two-legged stoplight runs beside a banana and dog dressed as Superman. Not far behind are Batman and a pint-sized Ninja Turtle. The sounds of high school marching bands and drum lines fill the air, and cheerleaders line the street. What’s going on? The Celebrate Schools Monster Mad Dash 5K to benefit the Foundation…

Golf tournament to benefit Edmonds’ Holy Rosary School

Join Edmonds’ Holy Rosary School for the 2019 “Swing for the Kids” Golf Tournament, set for Monday, Sept 23, at Everett Golf and Country Club. The proceeds from the annual golf tournament are used for instructional programs, campus operations and tuition assistance to families. Click here to register or become a sponsor online for the golf…

Edmonds School District office staff rally amid contract negotiations

Waving signs near Edmonds School District headquarters, members of the district’s Association of Office Personnel rallied Thursday afternoon for support as they continue to negotiate their contract. Since May, the school district and office professionals from the Edmonds-OP Chapter of Public School Employees of Washington SEIU have been in negotiations. In the past, the district has determined…

2019-20 Edmonds School District calendar and parent handbook available online

The Edmonds School District 2019-2020 Calendar and Family Handbook is available online and families should also be receiving them in their mailboxes this week. View the online version here. Community members who would like a physical copy of the district calendar can visit the Edmonds School District educational services center at 20420 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood….

Registration now open for fall Edmonds CC classes

Getting the classes you want at the time you want them is a top priority for students. The secret: Register early. “Core classes, like English and math, that are required as prerequisites for upper-level classes and graduation tend to fill quickly,” said Kim Chapman, Edmonds Community College’s dean of Humanities and Social Sciences Division. “If…

Here’s how to apply for free- and reduced-price school meals

The Edmonds School District serves approximately 2,300 breakfasts and 6,400 lunches each day to students in the district. About 35% of enrolled students qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. Families who qualify need to apply each year and are encouraged to turn in forms to begin or continue meal benefits. To apply for free and…

Edmonds School District has a mobile app for families

As students return to school Sept. 4, a reminder that the Edmonds School District has a mobile app, Edmonds K12, available for download onto your mobile phone or other mobile device. The app allows you to find school locations, get important notifications, the latest news, lunch menus and the athletics calendar. The app has links…

Edmonds schools foundation receives $5K for career and college readiness programs

The Foundation for Edmonds School District announced Tuesday that it received a $5,000 grant from Seattle-based Glaser Foundation to expand career and college readiness programs serving an estimated 3,100 low-income students at seven high schools. The grant bolsters funding for programs designed to help students graduate on time and overcome barriers to career and educational…

Student bus riding tips from the Edmonds School District

The Edmonds School District Transportation Department has these helpful reminders for students riding the bus this year: Bus cards have been sent home to families with bus route information, and bus information should also be available in Skyward. Log in to your Skyward account and choose busing. Due to safety concerns, it is expected that…

Save the dates: Edmonds School District seeks feedback on K-6 reading adoption

The Edmonds School District is updating its core reading curriculum in grades K-6, and all are invited to drop by to view the Units of Study for Reading currently under consideration — and provide feedback. Families, students, community members and district staff are all invited. When and where: 7-9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. Educational Services…

Cybersecurity careers seminar at Edmonds CC Sept. 14

Curious about what it takes to become a cybersecurity expert and what careers are available? Find out at the Edmonds Community College Real CSI: Cybercrime Investigations and Cybersecurity Careers seminar from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, on campus in Woodway Hall, room 202. This event is free and open to the public. “Every day in…

Edmonds CC child care center recognized for excellence

Edmonds Community College’s Center for Families (CFF) has been recognized for excellence as a child care provider by the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families. The center received a Level 4 rating for its Early Achievers program, recognizing it for interactions and environment, accreditation, and professionalism. According to state officials, the center’s teachers…

Edmonds School Board approves 2019-20 budget that include staff layoffs, program cuts

The Edmonds School Board of Directors voted unanimously at last week’s business meeting to adopt a $343.3 million budget for the 2019-20 school year. The approved budget includes program cuts, layoffs and use of district reserves to address a $17.7 million deficit.  The 4-0 board vote (Director Anne McMurray was absent) Aug. 13 came after…

Clothes for Kids to open for school shopping Aug. 21

Clothes For Kids, which provides school wardrobes for children in need in the Edmonds School District, will open for shopping for the 2019-2020 school year Wednesday, Aug. 21. Clothes For Kids provides school clothing (including socks, underwear, and shoes) to students in our community whose families qualify for free or reduced meals at school. Shopping…

Reminder: Edmonds School District offering centralized registration through Aug. 23

A reminder that the Edmonds School District, for the first time ever, is offering centralized registration now through Friday, Aug. 23. Parents and guardians may enroll students for all neighborhood schools by visiting the Educational Services Center (ESC), 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The ESC will be open between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to…

Reminder: Fall registration for Creative Retirement Institute begins Aug. 15

Do you have an inquisitive mind? Then the Creative Retirement Institute is for you. CRI at Edmonds Community College is for adults who are interested in a life-long learning adventure This is the place to meet energetic, creative people with common interests. CRI was established just for that purpose in 1993. It is run by a…

Edmonds-Woodway HS graduate receives BECU Foundation scholarship

An Edmonds-Woodway High School graduating senior was among the 80 students awarded a scholarship by the BECU Foundation for 2019. Emma Wansley, of Lynnwood, received a scholarship from the foundation during a program at T-Mobile Park on July 22.  In an effort to help students build long-term financial resiliency, the BECU Foundation awarded either $2,500…