Edmonds School Board recognizes Cedar Way Playground Committee

By Florine Gingerich At its meeting on Feb. 1, the Edmonds School Board recognized the Cedar Way School Playground Committee: Molly Luna, Mia Fisher, Joy Muller, Julianne Davidson, Laura Longacre, Charlotte Nagai, Kim Kirk, Teresa Hankins, Laura Baker, Lisa Parsons and Taira Rink. Through their efforts, and those of the entire community, Cedar Way placed…

Edmonds-area High School Students of the Month for January

Edmonds-Woodway High School Sydney Donaldson Mother’s Name: Lindsay Father’s Name: Michael GPA: 3.7 Clubs & Activities: Sports Medicine Athletics: Varsity Basketball, 4 years, Captain for 09/10 and 10/11 seasons, Varsity Volleyball, 3 years, captain senior year Honors: First team Wesco South Volleyball as a senior. Honorable mention and second team Wesco South on Varsity basketball….

Edmonds School District Superintendent hosts roundtable Wednesday

Join Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit for his monthly Roundtable Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. at the Educational Service Center, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Two program topics — “Bringing the Whole Community Together to Help Kids” and AYP and Stimulus Dollars  — will be included to make up for the missed Roundtable on Jan….

Kindergarten registration packets now at Edmonds elementary schools

Any child in the Edmonds School District who will be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2011 is eligible for kindergarten for the 2011-12 school year.  Enrolling now is important, and helps determines whether a school can offer an every-day kindergarten option based on the number of tuition-paid slots filled. Registration packets are now available…

Meet the Edmonds School Board: Susan Paine

By Florine Gingerich After only a few minutes talking with Susan Paine, current president of the Edmonds School Board, it’s evident that the job is in good hands. For one thing, she clearly believes in the Edmonds School District and its ability to educate kids well. In fact, she says she moved to Edmonds in…

Edmonds Public Schools Foundation fundraiser to feature local chef

This year, Edmonds public schools are facing significant state budget cuts that will impact classroom learning.  In an effort to offset some of these reductions, the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation is hosting its annual Spring Luncheon at Lynnwood High School, “A Recipe for Success,” on Friday, March 18 at Lynnwood High School. Featured guests include…

Edmonds-Woodway auction to benefit athletes, scholars and musicians

Mark your calendar for the perfect blend of athletics, academics, music and community. The Edmonds-Woodway High School third annual auction and community party takes place on Saturday, March 19, from 5-10 p.m. at the Lynnwood Convention Center. This year, all Edmonds-Woodway High School 501(c)(3) charitable support organizations – including the Parent Staff Organization – are…

Reminder: Soundview School screening movie ‘Race to Nowhere’ Sunday

Two state lawmakers from Edmonds will be participating in Lynnwood-based Soundview School’s screening of the highly-acclaimed and thought-provoking education documentary “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture,” Sunday at 2 p.m. This film is rcommended for public and private school administrators, teachers, counselors and psychologists, as well as parents of middle school and high school…

Reminder: Today is Edmonds School District information fair

Formally knows as the annual Edmonds school district information fair, the newly named Families and Communities Engaged (F.A.C.E.) event is today from  9 a.m. to noon at Lynnwood High School, 18218 North Road, Bothell. Learn about curriculum, music, sports and more, plus have a chance to win prizes. Kindergarten registration begins on Monday, Feb. 7….

Edmonds School Board celebrates nationally certified teachers

By Florine Gingerich At its meeting on Jan. 18, the Edmonds School Board celebrated the following teachers who have earned National Board Certification: Birgit Albiker-Osterhaug, Carolyn Althauser, Jamie Baggett, Cassandra Bauman, Catherine Feller, Anne Gregerson, Daniel Johnston, Nicole Jones, Tanya King, Stacey Kinnear, Joy Lohnes, Jennifer Martin, Keri McManus, Erica Morgan, Karen Rautenberg, Cathryn Roberts,…

Graduation rates in Edmonds School District at highest levels ever

Graduation rates in the Edmonds School District are at their highest levels ever, our friends at Lynnwood Today report. Six years ago, about 67.5 percent of students graduated high school. Now it’s up to 83.6 percent for on-time graduation, and 93.3 percent for students who took more than four years. District officials credit a more…

Special Olympics Coach Becki Bell has her day in Edmonds

Today, Jan. 18, is Becki Bell Day in Edmonds. Edmonds Mayor Mike Cooper made the proclamation during a recognition for Bell, a paraeducator at Edmonds-Woodway High School, hosted by the Special Olympics Parent Booster Organization Monday. A Special Olympics coach for 26 years, Bell’s service was also recognized by a representative from the state Special…

Memorial service for GayLynne Ullerich will be Saturday at 4 p.m.

A memorial service for GayLynne Ullerich, the Madrona K-8 physical education teacher who died in a car crash last Saturday morning, has been scheduled for 4 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. A potluck reception, also at the church, will follow immediately after the service.

Edmonds public schools closed today

The Edmonds School District has canceled school today, Wednesday, due to adverse weather conditions. The following activities are also canceled: – After-school activities – Evening events at district buildings (including non-district events) – Athletic practices For the status of athletic games and events, participants should contact their coaches. The district also reminds parents to update…

Will there be school in Edmonds Wednesday? District to decide in a.m.

The Edmonds School District will decide early Wednesday morning whether to cancel school, a district spokesperson said. “We will have transportation staff driving the roads in all four quadrants of our district – our district covers a total of 35 square miles – to determine what is the safest decision for all students across that…

Parents invited to Edmonds’ Superintendent’s Roundtable Wednesday

Edmonds School District parents are invited to this month’s Superintendent’s Roundtable this Wednesday, Jan. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. at the district’s Educational Service Center. The topic is “Role of Federal Money in Our Schools: AYP and Stimulus Dollars.” Panelists featured for the roundtable include: – Bill McKeighen, Budget and Finance Manager – Nancy Katims, Assessment…

Edmonds-Woodway HS hosting Jan. 22 Cheer Clinic for grades K-6

Edmonds-Woodway High School’s cheerleading squad is sponsoring a Cheer Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p,m. Saturday, Jan. 22  at the high school, located at 7600 212th St. S.W. in Edmonds. The clinic is open to anyone in kindergarten-6th grade. Participants will learn and practice cheerleading skills, including jumps, dances and cheers. Cost is $40…

Burst pipes aside, Edmonds School Board accepts Lynnwood HS building

By Florine Gingerich At its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 4, the Edmonds School Board elected officers for the year: Susan Paine, President; Gary Noble, Vice-President; and Susan Phillips (outgoing president), Legislative Representative. The Board celebrated Meadowdale High School counselor Daniel Naegeli, nominated by Meadowdale principal Daniel Cote. Naegeli’s contributions include instituting an evening tutoring program…

Edmonds teachers earn national certification

 The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards last month announced its latest class of certified teachers. Congratulations to the following local teachers in the Edmonds School District who  received the honor: Carolyn Althauser (College Place Middle), Anne Gregerson (Sherwood), Keri McManus (College Place Middle), Erica Morgan (Sherwood), Karen Rautenberg (Seaview), Bob Shepard (Seaview), Soraya Soltani (Edmonds Elementary) and…

Edmonds School Board Report: PUD presents check for conservation efforts

By Florine Gingerich The Edmonds School Board celebrated two educators at its Dec. 14 meeting, Molly McFadden and Pandora Touart. McFadden, a Family and Consumer Science Education instructor at Lynnwood High School, is an outstanding teacher, always looking for innovative ways to engage her students. Earlier this year she earned the Ed Erickson Career and…

School district info fair, fitness classes for moms

By Lara Alexander Edmonds School District has a new “F.A.C.E.” The Edmonds School District welcomes you to their Families and Communities Engaged (F.A.C.E.) together event, formally known as the District Information Fair. This hands-on fair will give you the opportunity to learn about Edmonds school programs and community groups supporting student learning. Included at the…

Edmonds Elementary School nurse wins March of Dimes award

Congratulations to Edmonds Elementary School nurse Katie Johnson who was named March of Dimes’ “Distinguished Nurse of the Year” at a ceremony last week.  This award was given to a registered nurse whose contributions and accomplishments have had an extraordinary influence within the nursing profession in Western Washington. With a total of 135 nurses nominated,…

Woman, 97, provides quilts for College Place Elementary 1st graders

Idah Dilling likes to quilt. So when the 97 -year-old Shoreline woman was looking for a place to donate all the quilts she had made, she called College Place Elementary School teacher Laurie Davis, who attended her church. Davis, who teaches first grade, came up with the idea of connecting the quilts to reading, by…

Kids in the kitchen and model trains

By Lara Alexander PCC Cooks with kids! Want to get cooking with your kids but don’t know where to start? Beth Sheresh, author of “Picture Yourself Cooking with Your Kids”, says that kids of all ages can help in the kitchen in some way, “Even toddlers can swish vegetables under running water and tear lettuce…