Districtwide College Planning Night at Meadowdale HS Tuesday

 Families interested in learning more about preparing for the college applications and search process are invited to College Planning Night  Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th St. S.W.  The evening will begin with keynote speaker Tony Cabasco, dean of admission and financial aid at Whitman College. Speakers from colleges…

E-W trumpet player chosen for National Honor Jazz Band

Edmonds-Woodway High School Senior Eric Dubbury was recently chosen to participate in one of the MENC’s National Honor Ensembles.  MENC is the national association of music educators, and Dubbury, on trumpet, was one of 20 musicians selected to perform in the All-National Honor Jazz Band. This ensemble will perform in a concert with the U.S. Army…

Edmonds preschoolers immerse themselves in new language at EuropaKids

Sammy Arquelles gets artistic.   My Edmonds News had an opportunity recently to visit the new language immersion preschool, EuropaKids, in Edmonds, where a group of youngsters was gathering for a morning of play and instruction. EuropaKids co-founder and executive director Colin Wiggins was in the middle of it all, greeting parents in English and speaking to children in…

Warriors Dance/Drill team wins awards at 4A championship

Congratulations to the Edmonds-Woodway High School drill and pom team, which won two awards at the recent WIAA Dance/Drill State Championships  in Yakima . During  the 4A championships, E-W took third place in Military and fourth place in Pom. Since Edmonds-Woodway scored 437 points in Military and 427 in Pom, the team was placed in…

March students of the month for Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale

Each month, Edmonds-area  high schools select two students of the month to be recognized for their accomplishments and achievements. Congratulations to the following students chosen for March:   Edmonds-Woodway High Student Name: Savannah Broadlick Mother’s Name: Martha Pilcher Father’s Name: Jim Broadlick GPA: 3.66 ASB: ASB Senator for three years, ASB Senior Class Secretary Athletics: Cross…

EWHS singer named winner of Seattle-Kobe jazz vocalist competition

The 7th Annual Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist from the high school level is Kelila Gottlieb from Edmonds-Woodway High School. Gottlieb auditioned March 21 at Jazz Alley in Seattle and was selected as the high school vocalist by the Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association.  She and the adult female jazz vocalist from the greater Seattle area will receive…

College Place Middle students named semifinalists in national writing contest

Three College Place Middls School students have been named finalists in the “Letters about Literature” writing contest sponsored by the Library of Congress.  The students wrote letters to authors whose books have had an impact on their lives, describing their connections to the authors’ work and how it has affected them.  Nationwide, nearly 70,000 students from…

E-W Jazz Band to perform at annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert April 15

Here’s your chance to see and hear Edmonds-Woodway High School’s Jazz Band on the big stage, as our local musicians once again participate in Starbucks Annual Hot Java Cool Jazz concert at the Paramount Theatre Friday, April 15, starting at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the night’s performances benefit the music programs of all participating schools, which…

Civil rights education bill, brainchild of Madrona K-8, moves forward

Chalk up another victory for the MLK Group. The  fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders from Madrona K-8 School in Edmonds saw their bill clear another hurdle Tuesday as Senate Bill 5174 received executive action from the House Committee on Education. The bill, sponsored by 32nd District Sen. Maralyn Chase, will now await a vote on the…

College Place Middle student honored by regional Spanish TV

College Place Middle School eighth-grader Marco Bejarano was recognized earlier this month by Noticias Univision Seattle, a regional Spanish TV station, for his accomplishments and achievements. This newly created recognition features one student each week from around the region. Bejarno was nominated by teacher Jan Maxson for a number of reasons, including his persistence and…

College Place Middle School hosting Spring Bazaar fundraiser Saturday

College Place Middle School is hosting a Spring Bazaar student fundraiser from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at 7501 208th St. S.W. (just north of Edmonds-Woodway High School off 76th Avenue West) in Lynnwood. Vendors include Stella & Dot, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Cookie Lee and Just Frogs, and the event will feature handmade items,…

E-W auction draws crowd to support athletics, academics and music

Nearly 300 Edmonds-Woodway High School parents, staff and supporters gathered at Lynnwood Convention Center Saturday night to raise money for the high school’s sports, music and classroom programs. This was the third annual event, but the first year it was held at the convention center.

Hundreds gather to support public education in Edmonds Friday

Lynnwood High School was the setting for the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation’s annual fundraising luncheon Friday. Following the event theme, “A Recipe for Success,” the high school’s student chefs — under the direction of local chef, author and teacher Greg Atkinson — prepared and served a lovely meal of baked salmon followed by apple crisp…

Three Edmonds-Woodway jazz musicians honored

About 85 students from Edmonds-Woodway High and Mountlake Terrace High participated in the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, hosted by the University of Idaho, in February. At this festival, jazz masters mentor and adjudicate student musicians in workshops and performances. Three students from Edmonds-Woodway were selected to perform with “Hamp’s Club” — a place where…

Reminder: Edmonds Schools Foundation to host ‘Recipe for Success’ lunch Friday

Join guest chef and cookbook author Greg Atkinson and the culinary arts students of Lynnwood High School for lunch at the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation’s spring event, “A Recipe For Success,” this Friday. The event at Lynnwood High School is the Foundation’s primary fundraiser of the year and supports students, teachers and classrooms in the…

Artists and crafters sought for Meadowdale Mothers Day Arts Bazaar

The Parent Resource Group at Meadowdale High School has issued a call for artists and crafters for its Mothers Day Arts Bazaar from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 7 in the high school’s Great Hall, 6002 168th St. S.W., Lynnwood. The annual event features products for sale from more than 25 local artists and crafters…

Six Edmonds middle schoolers teach English in Dominican Republic

Six Edmonds middle school students were among 12 seventh and eighth graders from Lynnwood’s Soundview School who completed a week-long service trip to the Dominican Republic through Orphanage Outreach during mid-winter break. Students walked over eight miles a day to and from the local K-5 elementary school to teach English and spend time with children…

Edmonds Heights K-12 performing ‘Into the Woods’ Friday-Sunday

What happens after “happily ever after?” A childless baker and his wife find out about the consequences and complications that come from getting your wish in this magical twist on several classic stories. A cast of well-known fairy tale characters — including Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Little Red Riding Hood, all pursue the…

Edmonds Alumni Association offering scholarships to Class of 2011

Application forms for 2011 Edmonds School District Alumni Association scholarships are now available in the Edmonds School District high schools or online at the Edmonds Districtwebsite at www.edmonds.wednet.edu/alumni Seniors graduating from any of the Edmonds School District high schools are eligible to apply for these awards of $1,000 to $5,000. Last June, 22 students received…

Edmonds-Woodway presenting ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ starting Thursday

The Edmonds-Woodway High School drama and music departments are presenting “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” at the Mountlake Terrace High School Theater this Thursday-Sunday. Described as “a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, deception and unpredictable friendships,” the musical involves an upscale con game in the south of France and is based on the films of the same…

Edmonds-area students of the month for February

Edmonds-Woodway Student Name: Ai Phuong Tong Mother’s Name: Lien Sieu Father’s Name: Dat Tong GPA: 4.0 Clubs & Activities: FCCLA, Key Club, Mixed & Multicultural Club, Science Club and Yearbook ASB: Local Association of Student Councils Representative Athletics: Cross Country and Track & Field Honors: Senior Homecoming Princess, National Honors Society and National Chinese Honors…

Literacy focus for Edmonds School District this week

The birthday of Dr. Seuss on Wednesday, March 2, also marks Read Across America Day, a nationwide reading celebration that encourages schools, libraries, and community centers to participate by bringing together children, teenagers, and books. So it’s only appropriate that the Edmonds School District has a literacy focus this week. Students and staff districtwide will celebrate the love…

Reader suggests that state should maintain control of school math curriculum

My Edmonds News reader Reid Larson suggested we post a link to an article in the Sunday edition of our online news partner, The Seattle Times, regarding the future of math education in Washington state. Here’s Larson’s post, with links, here: Do you have kids in the Edmonds School District? Do you care about whether…

Edmonds-Woodway High School Booster Club seeking auction donations

Edmonds-Woodway High School’s Booster Club needs items for its upcoming auction on March 19. Proceeds go to both educational and athletic needs (and you can direct the proceeds from your items accordingly). Items can be for either Silent or Live Auction segments, depending on value. Items must be new and unused. Suggestions include but are…

Reminder: Scholarships for graduating seniors planning to be teachers

The Sno-King School Retirees are offering four scholarships open to graduating seniors of Edmonds, Northshore and Shoreline School Districts who are planning a career in education. The scholarships are for $1,200 each, an amount that is renewable for three years as long as the student continues to meet the scholarship’s criteria of a career in…