Help families in need through Bottomless Backpacks Program

The school year is fast approaching and the Edmonds Community Foundation is gearing up for the first round of food shopping for its Bottomless Backpacks Food For Youth Program. Please donate today so that the Foundation can purchase enough food for the families in crisis at the start of the school year. Any amount will…

Need to register a child for school? Edmonds school offices now open

Do you know someone who needs to register their child for school? School offices in the Edmonds School District have now reopened, and the district is encouraging families new to the area or with kindergartners to register for school as soon as possible. To verify your neighborhood school, use the district’s Neighborhood School Finder. Open…

Driftwood Players announce high school scholarship winners

The Edmonds Driftwood Players are pleased to announce their 2010 scholarship awards to four graduating high school seniors who have shown talent and achievement in their school theater department, and who plan to continue study of theater arts in college. Brenna Elaine Durnin of Edmonds-Woodway High School received the $500 Evelyn Perdue Scholarship.  She will…

Edmonds students making music this summer – and at City Park Friday

The Edmonds Summer Music School offers an outstanding musical experience for students in grades 5-12. During this summer’s three-week camp, 140 students from throughout the Edmonds School District are participating, along with 25 high school-age music mentors. The camp is staffed by professional music educators from throughout the region, and gives students the opportunity to…

Work to start on new Westgate Elementary playground

Out with the old playground, in with the new one. After four years of planning and fundraising, the aging playground equipment at Westgate Elementary was removed Saturday and installation work will begin soon on the new Westgate Elementary Playground and Community Park project. The project not only will provide new play areas for the students…

Edmonds School District seeks mentors for female students

Would you like to help young women receive the support they need to be happy and successful in school and out of school? Become a mentor for young women at College Place Middle School or Scriber Lake High School.  The next new mentor training is taking place on Aug. 16. You can view this flier…

School supply drive underway for Edmonds students

The Family Center, an outreach of Lutheran Community Services Northwest, is sponsoring a school supply drive for Edmonds School District families who won’t be able to afford school supplies in the fall. Watch for great sales and weekly bargains at local stores to purchase new supplies. (See below for a list of suggestions.) You can…

No fireworks on Edmonds school district grounds

As Independence Day approaches, the Edmonds School District reminds residents that fireworks are not allowed on school district property. The district will have staff patrolling the schools to make certain school property is safe. Fireworks are banned in the city of Edmonds in any case, but it is illegal to discharge fireworks on district property…

Informational meeting Tuesday on supplemental Edmonds schools levy

The Edmonds School District will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22 about the supplemental levy that will appear on the Aug. 17 ballot. The meeting will be in the Boardroom of the Educational Service Center, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Interested community members are invited to attend and learn more about…

More Edmonds-Woodway graduation photos

We received these photos of Edmonds-Woodway High School’s Friday night commencement from Cindy Hill, a relative of one of the 2010 graduates, and are posting them here.

Congratulations, 2010 graduates!

High school seniors from Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale end their K-12 careers Friday and Saturday during ceremonies at Edmonds Stadium. The E-W commencement is at 6:30 p.m. Friday while Meadowdale honors its graduates at 1 p.m. Saturday. Congratulations to all students and their families!

What Community Transit schedule changes mean for Edmonds bus riders

If you ride Community Transit to get to work, church or during off-peak hours, you’ll find some significant bus schedule changes starting Sunday. For starters, you can’t take Community Transit on Sunday or on major holidays. That service has been suspended until further notice, part of a package of cuts that the agency has implemented…

Community invited to Edmonds school levy meeting Wednesday

The Edmonds School District is hosting a community meeting Wednesday night to provide information about the supplemental levy scheduled to appear on the Aug. 17 primary election ballot. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. in the Edmonds-Woodway High Library. The Edmonds School Board voted last week to run the supplemental levy, which would raise…

Community leaders receive regional recognition

Edmonds Public Schools Foundation President Debbie Bodal and Citizens for Schools President Andy Simonsen received the Community Leadership Awards at the Washington Association of School Administrators Sno-Isle Region 109 Awards luncheon Friday. The public schools foundation is comprised of businesses, individuals and families in the communities of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Woodway who…

Summer school opportunities in Edmonds

The Edmonds School District has a variety of summer school opportunities available to students this summer: Secondary Summer School offers courses for middle and high school students (those leaving grades 7-12) that satisfy specific high school graduation requirements. This program runs July 6-30 and registration is open until July 1. With the exception of English…

Edmonds School Board votes to place supplemental levy on Aug. 17 ballot

The Edmonds School Board Tuesday night voted to place a supplemental levy on the Aug. 17 primary election ballot that would raise about $7 million yearly for the district’s general fund through 2014. If approved, the levy would add approximately $107 annually — or about $9 per month —  to the property tax bill of…

Starting Monday, no more IOUs for meals in Edmonds schools

The Edmonds School District’s meal program is changing its policy regarding IOUs starting Monday, May 17. “No students will be able to incur additional debt or go into a negative balance by any amount,” the district said in an email reminder sent Friday. “Students will be able to pay by cash, check or use prepaid…

Big Band Swing Dance at E-W gym Saturday

Join the Big Band Swing Dance this Saturday, May 15, in the Edmonds-Woodway High School gym. The dance runs from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. and features E-W Jazz I & II, plus Madrona K-8  Jazz, and the College Place Middle School and Maplewood Jazz Bands. Come early for a free dance lesson at 6:30 p.m. All…

Wine bars for Monkey Bars fundraiser Saturday

To raise money for the school’s new playground, Westgate Elementary’s Parent Staff Organization is hosting a Wine Bar for Monkey Bars fundraiser from 4:30-7:30 p.m. this Saturday, May 15 at the Edmonds Senior Center. Cost is $35 per person or $250 per table of 8 people, and includes wine tasting and a dessert auction. For…

Garfield takes first in Ellington; E-W’s Bergevin says all bands better than ever

Seattle’s Garfield High School won the Essentially Ellington high school jazz band competition for an unprecedented fourth time Monday night at New York’s Lincoln Center, in what Edmonds-Woodway High School band director Jake Bergevin described as the highest level of competition ever, according to contest judges. Edmonds-Woodway was one of 15 high school bands chosen…

Edmonds named a “Best Community for Music Education”

The NAMM Foundation, a non-profit organization working to advance active participation in music, recently recognized the Edmonds School District in its 11th annual “Best Communities for Music Education” survey. Edmonds is one of only three districts in Washington state that received this honor, which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. The districts were measured…

Edmonds’ Maplewood school wins Washington Achievement Award

Maplewood Parent Cooperative K-8 School in Edmonds has been recognized by the State Board of Education and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction with a Washington Achievement Award. Principal Michelle Mathis received the award for Maplewood. Terrace Park School in Mountlake Terrace was also recognized. It houses the Challenge program, which serves the…

E-W jazz band on way to Big Apple for Essentially Ellington competition

Win or lose, simply having an opportunity to compete for the most prestigious award given to a high school jazz band is a delightful feather in the collective caps of Edmonds-Woodway High School’s 23 jazz musicians headed to New York Thursday. But winning — or even placing in the top three — at the 15th…

Fundraiser Saturday for Meadowdale softball player

A pottery-painting fundraiser for a Meadowdale High School softball player battling leukemia since last summer will take place at the Edmonds Glazed & Amazed studio, 514 Main St., from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, May 1. The event is for Ashley Aven, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and told in January she had only two…

EWHS needs community panelists for senior presentations

Edmonds-Woodway High School is seeking community members to be panelists on a team that will be evaluating Culminating Projects that the seniors are required to present prior to their graduation in the spring. The event takes place at the high school on Friday, May 7, beginning with an overview at 11:30 a.m. sharp, then the…