Edmonds School District to host IEP fluency, de-escalation training Nov. 13

The Edmonds School District is hosting an Individual Education Program (IEP) Fluency and De-escalation in the home/community training from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. in the Edmonds School District Office Boardrooms A, B, 101, 102 There will be a Sibshops session at the training for brothers and sisters, ages 6- 14, who have siblings with a disability. Sibshops…

College planning financial literacy workshop for families Nov. 5

The Edmonds School District will host a financial literacy workshop  Tuesday, Nov. 5, to help parents and students plan and pay for college. The free event will be held at the Edmonds School District offices. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. with sessions from 5:30-8 p.m. Families will learn together:  How to calculate the…

Parents voice concerns about plan for police officer on Scriber Lake HS campus

As Edmonds School District officials plan to bring a campus police officer to Scriber Lake High School, some parents question the effectiveness of cops on campus. For months, the Edmonds School District Board of Directors has heard public testimony from parents, teachers and students asking that the district not go through with its plans to…

October 2019 Edmonds School District High School Students of Month

Edmonds eLearning Academy Alan Nazarov Mother’s Name: Elvira Nazarova Father’s Name: Feruz Nazarov Interests: Probably everyone knows that I love to split firewood, but other than that I like to spend lots of energy whenever I am not sick. I like to play sports for fun, swim, be outdoors, etc. Doing coursework is also fun…

Edmonds School District students’ vaccine records due by Nov. 1

Edmonds School District staff are reminding parents regarding the Nov. 1 deadline to be in compliance with immunization requirements for students attending school. School nurses will provide administrators a list of students that are out of compliance by the end of the week of Oct. 21. Students who are still not in compliance and have not…

September 2019 Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month

Edmonds Heights K-12 School Paige Matheson Mother’s Name: Yolanda Matheson Father’s Name: Andrew Matheson GPA: 4.0 at EdCC Running Start Clubs & Activities: Musical Theater, Thespian Troupe & Circus Arts Athletics: Basketball & Circus Arts Honors: Edmonds Community College Honor Roll Community Service: Helping in the Preschool at Church Educational Goals: Masters or PhD Career…

Trade Up! introduces high school students to a career path after graduation

Local high school students received a hands-on demonstration Thursday of career opportunities in trade jobs available outside of a college education. The Edmonds School District, through a partnership with the Foundation for Edmonds School District and Snohomish County Labor, hosted Trade Up! — a hands-on exploration in trades like carpentry, electrical work and concrete laying….

Annual Celebrate Schools 5K Fun Run draws record numbers

A record number of community members filled Alderwood Mall’s AMC Theater plaza Saturday morning to participate in the 11th annual Celebrate Schools 5K Fun Run. Nearly 1,400 students, teachers, families and pets walked or ran to raise money that will be donated back to the Edmonds School District schools. Event proceeds fund Foundation for Edmonds…

Edmonds School District to host Trade Up! event Oct. 10

The Edmonds School District, in conjunction with the Edmonds School Foundation and Snohomish County Labor, is hosting Trade Up! The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the former-Alderwood Middle School campus.    Twelve community partners will provide the roughly 100 students attending information on career opportunities in trades. Participating industries include —…

Pacific Northwest College Admission Counseling fair for all students at Lynnwood HS Oct. 8

Lynnwood High School is hosting the first Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) Snohomish County Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Approximately 70 in- and out-of-state colleges and universities will be in attendance. There will be two sessions: Morning session, 9-11 a.m. and evening session, 6-8 p.m. Both sessions will be in the main…

Edmonds School Board seeks voter approval for $600 million bond to build, replace schools

Edmonds School District officials are seeking voter approval for a $600 million construction bond to build two new schools, replace three others and cover the cost of other district-wide building improvements. At its Sept. 24 business meeting, the Edmonds School District Board of Directors held a first reading for a proposed resolution to be included…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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 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…

Students leaders learn communication, teamwork skills at annual summer camp

After a week of honing their leadership skills at the Association of Washington Student Leaders’ (AWSL) annual summer camp, Edmonds School District high school students are ready to bring what they learned back to their schools. Every year, more than 3,000 middle school and high school student leaders participate in one of the many leadership…

Meadowdale HS students lobby school board to reinstate laid-off drama teacher

In the wake of budget cuts that resulted in teacher layoffs across the Edmonds School District, Meadowdale High School drama students are fighting to save their drama teacher’s job. At its May 14 meeting, the school board of directors agreed by a 3-2 vote to send layoff notices to 25 teachers as part of its…

May 2019 Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month

Edmonds Heights K-12 Luke Brisse Mother’s Name: Pam Brisse Father’s Name: Frank Brisse GPA: 3.7 Clubs & Activities: FRC Robotics, FTC mentor Current Employment: Edmonds Arts Festival staff Educational Goals: To attend University of Hawaii, Manoa Career Goals: Mechanical Engineering Kiera Craig Mother’s Name: Stacy Carroll Clubs & Activities: Musical theater Current Employment: Mod Pizza…