Edmonds School District students return to classroom

Wednesday marked the first day of the 2021-22 school year in the Edmonds School District, and a return to in-person learning for most students. Students in grades 1-12 attended classes on Wednesday; kindergartners will start next Monday, Sept. 13. Parent Rachel Martin was at Edmonds’ Chase Lake Elementary School to send off her sixth grader…

College Place Middle to benefit from Pemco Insurance school supply drive

College Place Middle School is one of 13 Pacific Northwest middle and high schools that will benefit from Seattle-based Pemco Mutual Insurance’s school supply drive benefiting homeless and underserved students. The goal of the annual “Supply Surge” school supply drive, running now through Aug. 6, is to help close the opportunity gap for students in…

In short and sweet Pi Day event, Meadowdale seniors return for cap and gown orders

Meadowdale High School faculty and staff returned to campus briefly Friday to celebrate the Class of 2021 seniors, one year to the day schools were directed to close their doors to in-person learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers, students and staff from Meadowdale High lined the front of the school as students drove past…

To address school overcrowding, former Woodway Elementary to house kindergarten students from Sherwood, Westgate

Aiming to address overcrowding at both Sherwood and Westgate elementary schools, the Edmonds School District Tuesday announced its plans to repurpose the former Woodway Elementary School campus to house kindergarten students from both schools. The district’s Capacity Advisory Committee recently voted to recommend that the superintendent approve the creation of a kindergarten campus in the…

School district, teachers reach tentative agreement to bring more students back to classrooms

After weeks of negotiations, the Edmonds School District announced Friday its bargaining team struck a tentative agreement with teachers that would bring more students back to classrooms by the end of March. In a letter to families, District Superintendent Gustavo Balderas said the district’s bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with the Edmonds Education…

Edmonds School District updates families on operating procedures in case of snow

With possible snow in this week’s forecast, Edmonds School District staff announced it is preparing to cancel in-person activities and return all students to remote learning in the event of a snow event. The district regularly monitors weather forecasts and the potential impacts it could have one student learning, safety or operations within the district….

Superintendent updates families on Stage 2 of Edmonds School District re-entry plan

After taking the first steps to reopening school buildings, the Edmonds School District is still working toward returning more students to in-person learning, the district’s superintendent says. In a letter addressed to district families, Superintendent Gustavo Balderas updated families on plans to move into Stage 2 of the staff’s four-stage plan to reopen schools. Under…

Superintendent: Students’ return to classroom hinges on negotiations with teachers

Plans for the Edmonds School District to bring more students back into classrooms currently hinge on negotiations between the district and teachers’ union, according to a message sent by Superintendent Gustavo Balderas to district families Wednesday. As the district prepares to move into Stage 2 of its school building reopening plan, Balderas said that the…

MTHS confirms school will begin offering conditioning exercises Jan. 21

Mountlake Terrace High School Principal Greg Schellenberg announced Monday that outdoor conditioning sessions for students will begin later this week, amending a previous statement from the school’s athletic director that the school would wait. In a letter to MTHS parents and students, Schellenberg said the school will begin offering conditioning pods Thursday, Jan. 21. Schellenberg’s…

Edmonds School District updates families on plans to return students to classrooms in 2021

Before recessing for the winter holidays, the Edmonds School District Wednesday updated families on plans to return more students to in-person learning in 2021. In a statement signed by Superintendent Gustavo Balderas, the district announced plans to bring more special education programs back into school buildings in January. Returning programs fall under Stage 1 the…

Edmonds-Woodway HS recognized for 100 years as an accredited institution

Edmonds-Woodway High School has reached a significant milestone — 100 years as an accredited institution. Cognia — a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the United States and internationally — has recognized the school with a 100-year banner and framed certificate commemorating a century of accreditation. “In today’s world of overnight…

Meadowdale High School’s Austin Seals named Edmonds Rotary October Student of Month

The Rotary Club of Edmonds has chosen Meadowdale High School uunior Austin Seals as the October Student of the Month. Here’s what Lora Schwartenzenberger, Meadowdale’s career center specialist, wrote about him:  “In the classroom, Austin’s teachers appreciate his engagement and contributions to class time, and his willingness to go out of his way to help…

Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month for September 2020

Edmonds Heights K-12 School Nebil Fetwi Mother’s Name: Hiwot Woldu Father’s Name: Fetwi Teklai GPA: 3.7 Current Employment: Walgreens Educational Goals: To enroll in nursing school. Career Goals: To become a Registered Nurse. Edmonds-Woodway High School Merriam Al-maiahi Mother’s Last Name: Nahla Abdulshaheed Father’s Last Name: Ahmed Al-maiahi GPA: 3.8 Clubs & Activities: ASB, Sports…

Meadowdale HS automotive students receive free kits for hands-on learning

Students in the Meadowdale High School automotive program will have more opportunities to do hands-on work during COVID-19 restrictions, thanks to help from a Seattle non-profit. Earlier this month, students in the school’s automotive program who completed the necessary safety course requirements received a special kit courtesy of Foundry-10 enabling them to participate in a…

Edmonds School District offers free preschool program for low-income families

The Edmonds School District is offering a free preschool program at Mountlake Terrace and Lynndale elementary schools for eligible families during the 2020-21 school year. The Snohomish County Early Childhood Education and Assistance (ECEAP) Program’s pre-kindergarten program aims to prepares3- and 4-year-old children in the district — from families who are income eligible — for success…