Interim Edmonds SD superintendent outlines priorities for upcoming school year

The Edmonds School District will be welcoming interim superintendent Dr. Rebecca Miner on July 1, and the new superintendent shared her priorities during an interview with My Edmonds News earlier this week. Miner’s appointment came after current Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balders announced he would be leaving the district to accept a position with the Beaverton…

Edmonds School Board to discuss school-based health centers June 28

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors will receive an update and further discuss school-based health centers during its Tuesday, June 28 regular business meeting. The board has talked about the idea several times over the past year. Staff have been gathering input and additional information for possibly creating a school-based health center for some of…

School Board approves contract for interim superintendent, hears staff concerns

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors at its Tuesday, June 14, meeting unanimously approved the contract for the district’s new interim superintendent Dr. Rebecca Miner. The school board announced in late April it was extending an offer to Miner, who previously served as superintendent for the Shoreline School District. Her appointment gives the district…

Edmonds Kiwanis helmet program delivers to local students

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Edmonds Kiwanis Club restarted its helmet giveaway for kids in need at elementary schools in Edmonds and Lynnwood. The club noted that summer is coming and kids will soon be heading out into the neighborhoods on their bikes. Every year, there are over 250,000 emergency…

Edmonds Heights K-12 graduates 45 in festive Friday ceremony

“We’re not your average school,” remarked first-year Edmonds Heights K-12 principal Kathleen Hodges as an estimated 200 parents and graduates began filling the seats in the school gymnasium. “The big thing that distinguishes us is the vital role of families – at our school, it’s the parents who are the primary educators of their children….

Edmonds School Board Tuesday adopts revised student fees and fines policy

During a somber meeting that followed Tuesday’s shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, the Edmonds School Board approved a revised student fees and fines policy under which students’ grades, transcripts or diplomas can no longer be withheld if a student has an outstanding fine or fee. Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas, during his report, addressed…

Edmonds School District announces Class of 2022 high school graduation dates

The Edmonds School District has confirmed the following dates for high school graduations in 2022: Friday, June 3 – Edmonds Heights K-12 – 7 p.m. at Woodway Campus Thursday, June 16 – eLearning – 5 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium Thursday, June 16 – Scriber Lake High School – 7 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium Friday, June…

Edmonds School Board addresses recognition of transgender students

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors at its Tuesday night meeting addressed parents’ and teachers’ concerns about how the district is recognizing transgender students. During the meeting’s public comments section, Jennifer Fitzgerald – a teacher and mother of four in the district – talked about how sad some recent public comments have made her….

Edmonds School District High School Students of Month for April 2022

Edmonds eLearning Academy Saul Sahagun Parent’s name: Pedro Sahagun Interests: I like reading, playing video games and hanging out with family/friends. Education Goals: To go to college and explore careers I like. Edmonds Heights K-12 Madi Steiner Parents’ names: Laura and Jeremy Steiner GPA: 3.89 Clubs & Activities: Thespian President, Yearbook Staff, ASB, theater ASB:…

Westgate Elementary PSO virtual spring auction begins May 4

Edmonds’ Westgate Elementary PSO is hosting a virtual fundraising auction from 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 through 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. The auction proceeds will go toward providing school supplies for all students for the 2022-23 school year.Providing these school supplies takes a financial burden off families, provides equitable supplies for all students and gives…

Edmonds School Board selects interim superintendent, discusses school-based health center

In addition to selecting Dr. Rebecca Miner as interim superintendent for the 2022-2023 school year, the Edmonds School Board at its Tuesday night meeting also heard an update on a proposal to create a school-based health center at Meadowdale High School. Regarding the interim superintendent appointment, Board President Nancy Katims said the board is “confident that…

Maplewood school speech language pathologist earns top state honor

Melissa Petersen, an Edmonds School District speech language pathologist at Edmonds’ Maplewood Parent Cooperative, recently was named the 2022 Washington Educational Staff Associate of the Year. Candidates are nominated by colleagues and final selection is determined by a committee of Washington Education Association members. Petersen is also an assistive technology expert for the district and…

Edmonds School Board set to pick an interim superintendent Tuesday

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors will announce their selection and vote to elect an interim superintendent for the 2022-2023 school year at the board’s regular business meeting on Tuesday, April 26. Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas, who has been with the Edmonds School District since July 2020, announced in March that he is leaving to…

Students invited to become leaders of change during first-ever conference

More than 300 high school students gathered at the Edmonds Center for the Arts Wednesday to attend the Edmonds School District’s first annual Becoming Leaders of Change conference.  District Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas welcomed students as they made their way into the theater, thanking them for spending the day wanting to learnhow to become better…

State Board of Health votes against requiring COVID-19 vaccines for K-12 students

The Washington State Board of Health on Wednesday voted not to include COVID-19 in the state’s immunization requirements for K-12 students to attend school. According to The Seattle Times, the vote comes after the board’s technical advisory group voted at the end of February to recommend against adding a COVID vaccine to the list of…

Meadowdale High’s MAMBO auction, variety showvirtual this year

The Meadowdale Arts & Music Booster Organization (MAMBO) auction and variety show is a virtual event this year. MAMBO is a nonprofit art and music booster organization that positively supports, promotes and enhances the experience of artists, thespians and musicians at Meadowdale High School. Attendees will be able to view items and bid from their…

Scriber Lake High students learn to create podcasts during online English class

Scriber Lake High School English teacher Marjie Bowker has been pouring her heart into her students since she began teaching. Looking for unique ways to keep her students engaged, Bowker in 2011 created a Scriber Lake Writing Program that encouraged her students — who come from across the Edmonds School District — to talk about…