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…

Edmonds public schools closed Thursday

All Edmonds School District schools and programs are closed Thursday “due to dangerous conditions on many of the side roads throughout various portions of our district,” the district announced on its website. The following are canceled: – all after-school activities and athletic practices – all evening events at district buildings (including non-district events) For the status of…

Three EWHS sports teams receive academic awards

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recognizes and rewards those high school teams that maintain a high collective academic standard. Any varsity team with an average GPA of 3.0-3.49 qualifies for a Distinguished Award, and a varsity team with an average GPA of 3.5-4.0 qualifies for an Outstanding Award. Congratulations to these teams: Edmonds-Woodway’s Boys Basketball…

State recognizes Edmonds schools for students’ academic accomplishments

Chase Lake Community School, Madrona K-8 and Maplewood K-8 have all been recognized by the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education for their students’ academic accomplishments. Schools are selected based on their statewide assessment data for the three previous years. This data is analyzed using an  Achievement…

Edmonds School District fundraising guide draws parents’ comments

By Florine Gingerich The Edmonds School District’s 2011 fundraising guide – and how it could affect current parent fundraising efforts — became a focal point at the Feb. 15 Edmonds School Board meeting. As part of the monthly Business and Operations report, Marla Miller, Executive Director for Business and Operations, explained that last spring, in…

Chef to assist students in preparing meal for Edmonds Schools Foundation luncheon

Guest chef and cookbook author Greg Atkinson will assist culinary arts instructor Rhonda Hampton and the culinary arts students of Lynnwood High School in preparing the lunch that will be served for the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation’s spring event, “A Recipe For Success,” on Friday, March 18. The event, to be held at Lynnwood High…

Community members needed to evaluate E-W senior projects in March

Edmonds Woodway High School is seeking volunteers from the community to participate as panelists in the school’s annual Culminating Project (senior project) presentations on Friday, March 18 for the class of 2011.  Panelists will work with an Edmonds-Woodway teacher to observe and evaluate the work of graduating senior students. To learn more, fill out the…

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…