Class of 2020 Edmonds eLearning Academy students participate in video graduation

Class of 2020 seniors from the Edmonds School District’s eLearning Academy program on Tuesday participated in the production process for the virtual graduation ceremony being filmed to accommodate social distancing requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, students arrived at an appointed time in the College Place Middle School parking lot to be filmed receiving…

Meadowdale HS honors Class of 2020 with festive commencement

In a special ceremony that will live in the memories of parents, teachers, administrators —  and especially the graduates of the Class of 2020 —  Meadowdale High School pulled out all the stops despite the COVID shutdown, setting a new standard for the old saying “when the world gives you lemons, make lemonade.” “All credit…

Scene in Lynnwood: Seniors have their graduation moment

Lynnwood High School Class of 2020 seniors were the first students in the Edmonds School District to begin the production process for the virtual graduation ceremony being developed by Jostens and Life N Light. On Monday, students arrived at an appointed time to be filmed receiving their diplomas. The final footage will be compiled into a video…

Upcoming webinars provide overview of NW Laborers Apprenticeship program

Join Northwest Laborers Training for an introductory webinar on the Apprenticeship Program, benefits and skills. You can start your career through the Northwest Laborers Apprenticeship Program by registering for one of the following webinar options:  June 4 at 2 p.m. or June 9 at 6:30 p.m For every attendee, Northwest Laborers Training will donate $10 to Crisis…

Edmonds School Board receives district financial report, approves multiple capital projects

In spite of revenue losses due to state-mandated school closures, the Edmonds School District is managing to tread water during challenging financial times, according to a report from district staff. At its May 26 business meeting, the Edmonds School District Board of Directors reviewed the district’s monthly financial report, which showed a complete stoppage of…

Edmonds Arts Festival volunteers feed students’ creative side amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the cancellation of this year’s Edmonds Arts Festival, but it hasn’t detoured festival volunteers from their mission to support the arts and art education across the Edmonds School District. Board members from the Edmonds Arts Festival and Festival Foundation assembled art kits and this week are distributing them to families at 10…

Last day of school now June 19, Edmonds School District says

The Edmonds School District announced Tuesday night that the last day of school is now Friday, June 19. “This new date coincides with the state’s decision to not require the 2019-20 school year to go past June 19,” the district said. The district had scheduled the last day for June 22, due to snow make-up…

Verdant Health Commission donates $11K to help feed Edmonds College students

To help provide food and assistance for Edmonds College students who are experiencing food insecurity during COVID-19, the Verdant Health Commission has donated $11,880 to the Edmonds College Foundation. “We appreciate the generosity of our community partners during this time,” said Edmonds College President Dr. Amit B. Singh. “Our students are facing significant challenges, and…

Parents asked to offer feedback on summer learning opportunities for K-8 students

With plans in development for summer learning opportunities, the Edmonds School District is asking for community feedback in an online survey. The survey is available for feedback on summer learning for elementary and middle school (K-8) students. Families are asked to take a few minutes to complete the brief survey to share whether they are…

From the air: Honoring Meadowdale High School Class of 2020

Pretty cool fly-over of bus formation at the @MeadowdaleMavs senior parade today courtesy of Silver Creek Family Church! Seniors picked up caps and gowns while cheered on by teachers, coaches, our officers, and a drum line! #Congrats #ClassOf2020 pic.twitter.com/js7Wk1GxGd — Lynnwood Police (@LynnwoodPD) May 19, 2020   Meadowdale High School seniors collected their commencement caps…

Edmonds School District wants feedback on proposed math assessment systems

During the 2019-20 school year, the Edmonds School District engaged in a Math Assessment Pilot to find a districtwide common assessment in mathematics. Now, the district is asking parents to review two systems and offer feedback. Additionally, district staff has been exploring the online instructional tools that accompany the assessment systems that have been piloted…

Emergency funds available to Edmonds School District students enrolled at Edmonds College

Edmonds School District students enrolled in an Edmonds College class or program may be eligible for emergency financial assistance. The Student Emergency Assistance Grants provide funding and connect students enrolled in programs like College in High School, Running Start, ESL or GED. The Edmonds College Foundation Emergency Assistance Program offers grants up to $500 for…

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

Edmonds Heights K-12 School Reagan Frank Mother’s Name: Brenda Frank Father’s Name: David Frank GPA: 3.775 Clubs & Activities: ASB, three years. Athletics: Ultimate frisbee, three years. Honors: Honor roll in construction trades at Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center Significant School Project: I helped build a tiny house at Sno-Isle Tech Career Goals: I am still…

Virtual community forum May 13 for three ESD assistant superintendent finalists

The Edmonds School District has announced three finalists for the assistant superintendent position being vacated by Justin Irish, who is leaving to become superintendent in the Anacortes School District. All three will appear at a virtual community forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 13. The finalists are: Sarah Pritchett: Since 2013, Prichett has been the…

Maritime career exploration webinar scheduled for June 3

Workforce Snohomish and the Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology are sponsoring a maritime career exploration webinar from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, June 3. Learn about the commercial fishing and marine industry thriving in the Pacific Northwest. Employers and representatives from various maritime occupations will offer information about their companies, including the skills…

Baby salmon heading to sea

About 6,000 baby salmon were released into Lunds Gulch Creek in Meadowdale Beach Park on Friday for their journey to sea.  These chum salmon fry started as eggs in January from the Suquamish Tribe’s Grover Creek Hatchery that were hatched and fed in tanks at upper Lunds Gulch Creek and at St. Thomas More Parish…

Edmonds School District high schools to hold virtual graduation ceremonies in June

In lieu of an in-person high school graduation ceremony, the Edmonds School District announced Thursday morning that Class of 2020 graduating seniors will be recognized during a “high-quality” virtual ceremony in June. In a district update, Assistant Superintendent Greg Schwab said each high school is working on plans to produce a virtual graduation ceremony for…

Edmonds School District to livestream community forums for administrative positions

The Edmonds School District will livestream multiple community forums in May to give to hear from candidates vying for administrative positions. Thursday, May 7 – Principal, Martha Lake Elementary Wednesday, May 13 – Assistant Superintendent Monday, May 18 – Executive Director, Equity and Student Success More details about how to join the forums will become…