Community invited to Edmonds School District Superintendent finalists forum Feb. 7

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors is inviting the community to attend a public forum Tuesday, Feb. 7, where the district’s superintendent finalists will be able to introduce themselves and answer community questions. After interviewing multiple candidates, the board has narrowed the search to two finalists: Dr. Rebecca Miner, the interim superintendent for the…

Edmonds School District starting two hours late Wednesday due to internet outage

The Edmonds School District, which was an impacted by a districtwide internet outage most of the day Tuesday, announced Tuesday night that there would be a two-hour late start for students Wednesday, Feb. 1, due to the problem. The late start was for students only. Employees were told to report to work at their regularly…

Sno-King School Retirees Association offering scholarships

Sno-King School Retirees (SKSR) scholarships are now available for any senior graduating in June 2023 from a public high school in the Edmonds, Northshore or Shoreline School Districts. Scholarship applicants must be planning a career in a school-related field (teacher, counselor, school psychologist, speech and hearing specialist, physical therapist). SKSR is offering four scholarships of…

School board celebrates musicians, supports learning assistance program expansion

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors at its Jan. 24 meeting praised student musicians, listened to progress on Alderwood Middle School’s improvement plan and heard recommendations to expand the learning assistance programs the district offers. Six students were given certificates for their selection as All-Northwest and All-State musicians. They are: Kellen O’Brien, Lynnwood High…

Learn about Edmonds School District’s comprehensive safety plan at meetings Feb. 1, 9

Join Interim Edmonds School District Superintendent Rebecca Miner and Assistant Superintendent Greg Schwab to learn about the district’s Comprehensive Safety Plan during meetings Feb. 1 and 9. Presentations include: Review of comprehensive approach to school safety Preventive and protective measures Mitigation measures Response to emergency situations Post-emergency recovery measures These presentations are open to the…

Edmonds School District celebrates cultural diversity during Saturday fair

The Edmonds School District held its first Celebrating Diversity Cultural Fair at Chase Lake Community School in Edmonds Saturday. During the event, community members and organizations hosted tables about their cultural heritage, and also provided musical performances. — Photos by Jasmine Contreras-Lewis

Edmonds School District High School Students of Month for December 2022

Edmonds eLearning Academy Skylar Stout-Rios Parents’ names: Lalita Cowie and James Cowie Interests: I have five pets (two cats, three dogs). I enjoy writing horror stories in my free time, and my favorite school subjects are English and Science. Community Service: I’m working on getting my driver’s license. Education Goals: I want to get As…

Edmonds School District hosting community budget presentations starting Jan. 31

The community is invited to learn more about the Edmonds School District budget and share feedback during three upcoming community sessions: Jan. 31: 7-8 p.m. Meadowdale High School Library Feb. 8: 5:30-6:30 p.m. via Zoom  Check the online calendar for details. Feb. 13: 5-6 p.m. Mountlake Terrace High School Library These presentations are designed to share insights about…

Foundation for Edmonds School District partners with Rotary Club of Lynnwood to manage scholarships for graduating seniors

The Foundation for Edmonds School District said it is partnering with the Rotary Club of Lynnwood and the Lynnwood Rotary Community Foundation to award academic scholarships. In 2010, the Martha Lake Community Club provided a generous gift to the Lynnwood Rotary Community Foundation, which includes awarding multiple vocational, trade school, and academic scholarships. The partnership…

Reminder: Edmonds School District hosting Celebrating Diversity Cultural Fair Jan. 28

The Edmonds School District is hosting its first Celebrating Diversity Cultural Fair Saturday, Jan. 28 and invites community members and organizations to participate. Register by Jan. 17 to host a table or presentation. Space is limited to 40 booths and 20 presentations. The district is looking for those willing to host a table about their…

Registration now open for spring 2023 parent leadership training course

Registration is open for the free, virtual Spring 2023 Parent Leadership Training Institutes in English and Spanish. The 12-week course sponsored by the nonprofit Washington Family Engagment covers different topics to encourage parents or anyone in contact with children, whether through work or care, to become actively involved in their communities and schools. Participants learn…

Edmonds School Board Jan. 24 to consider expanding learning assistance programs

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors is scheduled at its Tuesday, Jan. 24 meeting to celebrate student musicians, update district policies to provide clearer language and discuss possible expansion of learning assistance programs. Alderwood Middle School representatives are scheduled to give an update on the school’s goal of increasing student engagement.  Lisa Gonzalez, executive…

Lynnwood city councilmember brings ‘Love Conquers All’ tour to Edmonds-Woodway

Lynnwood City Councilmember Josh Binda visited Edmonds-Woodway High School on Jan. 17 to talk with hundreds of students about love and empathy. The event — taking place the day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day — was organized by the school’s Black Student Union. Binda asked the bleachers full of students to have a conversation…

Reminder: Olympic Fly Fishers to offer Beginning Fly-Tying Class starting Jan. 23

The Olympic Fly Fishers is sponsoring a six-session Beginning Fly-Tying Class that will provide detailed instructions on the fundamentals and some advanced techniques of fly tying. Whether you are a beginner, someone who wants to enhance her/his techniques or someone who just enjoys fly-tying camaraderie, this class is for you. The class instructor is John…

Northwest youth invited to enter Radon Poster Contest

Students across the Northwest are encouraged to get creative and raise awareness about the dangers of radon gas by participating in the 2023 Northwest Radon Poster Contest. The contest deadline is March 10 and winners will be announced by April 17. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be selected from each state (Idaho, Oregon and Washington)….

Edmonds School District offering dental sealants to second and third graders

The Edmonds School District is offering school-based dental sealants for second- and third-grade students at 12 local schools. By choosing to participate in the program, students are eligible to receive a free dental screening for oral diseases and dental sealants. Dental sealants are clear or opaque plastic materials applied to the chewing surfaces of the…

Mount St. Helens 40 years later topic of Feb. 16 presentation in Lynnwood

The Sno-King School Retirees organization and Humanities Washington invite the community to “After the Blast: Mount St. Helens 40 Years Later,” a presentation by Eric Wagner, a member of the 2021-2023 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. This free event takes place Thursday, Feb. 16,  in the Edmonds School District Education Service Center Board Room, 20420 68th Ave. W., …

Lynnwood City Councilmember Josh Binda launches ‘Love Conquers All Tour’

Lynnwood City Councilmember Josh Binda is visiting 13 Puget Sound-area schools as part of his Love Conquers All Tour, including Edmonds-Woodway High School Jan. 17 and Lynnwood High School Feb. 3. During his presentations, Binda said he will talk with students about compassion for one another and the power of love.  “I will be highlighting…

School board Jan. 10 to welcome new student advisor, discuss policy changes

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors at its Tuesday, Jan. 10, meeting is set to issue an oath of office to a new student advisor, Kayla Apostol, as well as discuss multiple policy adjustments. In November 2022, the board reviewed the district’s policy on board norms and protocols and decided to update a few…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation elects new board members

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation has elected three new board officers: Beth Sanger, vice president, Kirsten Paust, secretary and Kim Palmer, board member. Jennie de Mello e Souza remains the president, and Tim Jones the treasurer. Beth Sanger, owner of Ombu Salon and Spa, moved to Edmonds 14 years ago. Sanger grew up with art…

Spruce Elementary teacher honored as humane science educator

Animalearn, a national human science education program, awarded Lynnwood teacher Dr. Jennie Warmouth an honorable mention for its 2022 Humane Science Educator of the Year. Warmouth, a second-grade teacher at Spruce Elementary School, is also an adjunct professor at the University of Washington. She has focused on how animals can impact children’s development of empathy for her…