School district discusses student safety measures at virtual town hall

Social media safety, how schools respond to a campus threat, providing social and emotional support for students and weapon safety were among the topics discussed during a virtual town hall hosted Feb. 15 by the Edmonds School District. “One of the most powerful tools that we deal with in schools, both positively and negatively, is…

Edmonds School District High School Students of Month for January 2022

Edmonds eLearning Academy Andrew Gifford Interests: I like writing, and I play guitar. Community Service: I help in the kids wing at church. Education goals: To learn how to write scripts for television and film. Career Goals: It would be fun to write a screenplay for a movie someday, but I’m not sure yet on…

Reminder: Edmonds School District to host virtual town hall on student safety Feb. 15

The Edmonds School District is sponsoring a virtual town hall from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 to discuss student safety. Local law enforcement agencies will join district staff to go over the the following topics: Social media safety How schools respond to a campus threat Social emotional support for our students Weapon safety Those who…

Voters continuing to approve Edmonds School District levy in Wednesday returns

The latest vote count released Wednesday by the Snohomish County Elections Office showed continued support for the Edmonds School District’s replacement programs and operations levy. The measure was passing with 61.28% approval, up slightly from the 60.53% approval it received in first-day results issued Tuesday. The levy requires a simple majority to pass. The district…

Edmonds School Board authorizes facilities improvements at educational services center

The Edmonds School District Board board of directors at its Feb. 8 meeting approved a measure to fund facilities improvements at the school district’s Lynnwood-based educational services center, which houses administrative offices. The project consists of replacing the building’s roof and making improvements to the HVAC system and lighting. All approximately 30 years old, these systems…

Early returns show Edmonds School District levy passing with over 60 percent approval

Preliminary election results released Tuesday night show the Edmonds School District’s replacement programs and operations levy passing with 60.53% voter approval. The levy requires a simple majority to pass. “Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote, and all those who volunteered to share the importance of this levy,” said District Superintendent Dr….

Comedian Kermet Apio continues looking for punchlines during the pandemic

Why did the comedian perform bits from his bedroom? Because he was Zooming in on the humor. Professional comedian and longtime host of Edmonds Comedy Night, Kermet Apio recently discussed challenges he has faced with writing and developing new material during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apio is a past winner of the Seattle Comedy Competition and…

Reminder: Ballots due Feb. 8 for Edmonds School District levy

A reminder that the deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 8 to return your ballot for the Edmonds School District levy now before voters. According to district staff, the proposed levy aims to bridge the gap and cover costs for staff and programs at all schools that are not fully funded by state or federal dollars. Superintendent…

Edmonds School District High School Students of Month for December 2021

Edmonds eLearning Academy Neha Jain Parent’s name: Ashima Jain Interests: I am an artist at heart. I enjoy drawing and writing. I also love helping others in any way I can. I live by the quote, “Making one person smile can change the world, maybe not the whole world, but their world.” Community Service: I…

Rotary Club of Edmonds selects Meadowdale HS junior Students of Month

The Rotary Club of Edmonds each month selects a Meadowdale High School junior to honor as its Student of the Month, based on recommendations from staff. The following students were selected for October, November and December 2021: Ashley Both, Lydia Mekonnen and Bryce Bardsley.

Some Edmonds School District students planning ‘sick-out’ protest Friday

Some Edmonds School District students are planning  a “sick-out” for Friday, Jan. 21 as a way to advocate for what they see as the district’s need to increase its pandemic safety measures, which includes a temporary shift to remote learning. Organizers said in an online petition they would like to see the district “switch to…

Edmonds School Board receives updates on support for homeless students, AVID program

Edmonds School District leaders reconvened Tuesday night following the winter recess and received multiple briefings on ways the district is working to aid its most at-risk students. At its Jan. 11 business meeting, the board received two updates regarding students who qualify for the McKinney-Vento program, which aims to ensure students experiencing homelessness have equal…

EWHS Parent-Staff Organization holding fundraiser for families in need

The Edmonds-Woodway High School Parent-Staff Organization is inviting the community to participate in its annual Joy of Giving fundraiser. Every year, this program collects funds to purchase grocery store gift cards for EWHS students and their families who face food insecurity during the winter break. Donations are collected thru Dec. 14 so that gift cards…

Police presence at Scriber Lake HS Friday after school receives another threat

After receiving a threat overnight targeting Scriber Lake High School, the Edmonds School District said there will be a police presence on the Woodway Campus in Edmonds Friday. It is the second time in past week the school — which includes students from across the school district — has received a threat. On Wednesday, Dec….

Sno-King School Retirees awards grants to local educators

Sno-King School Retirees — an organization of retired and active employees of the Edmonds, Northshore and Shoreline School Districts — has announced the award of more than $6,300 in grants to local educators. Each year, Sno-King School Retirees (SKSR) grants up to $300 to its active members for special projects that enrich their students’ educational…

Edmonds School District High School Students of Month for October 2021

Edmonds eLearning Academy Savvy Mau Parents’ names: Chanda Lek and Michael Mau Interests: I love to read and watch movies. I believe that the best thing in life is to constantly learn and keep your brain active. Employment: I am currently a hostess at Olive Garden. Before I went full-time to EeLA, I would volunteer…

Meadowdale High School Key Club hosting food drive Nov. 20

The Meadowdale High School Key Club is hosting a food drive Saturday, Nov. 20 to support the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s work with families in need. All non-perishable food donations will go directly to students and families in the Edmonds School District. The drive will run from noon-4 p.m. Nov. 20. The community is…

Edmonds School Board discusses strategic plan, approves replacement levy for ballot

The Edmonds School Board at its Nov. 9 business meeting began reviewing the district’s 2021-2026 strategic plan, received an update about the current school year and also endorsed a replacement levy to be placed before voters next year. Directors unanimously approved putting a replacement educational programs and operations levy on the Feb. 8, 2022, ballot….

Reminder: Citrus fundraiser to benefit EWHS Music Boosters, Edmonds Food Bank

The Edmonds-Woodway High School Music Boosters has launched a fundraiser designed to benefit the high school’s music program and the Edmonds Food Bank. The fundraiser brings fresh citrus fruit directly from a farm in California to Edmonds residents. You can purchase a 20-pound box of oranges, grapefruit or clementines — or a mix of all…