Edmonds Schools Foundation receives $55K Hazel Miller grant for student scholarships

The Foundation for Edmonds School District announced Tuesday that it received $55,000 for post-secondary scholarships from the Hazel Miller Foundation. The Morris and Hazel Miller Memorial Scholarship Fund will award $5,000 each to 11 graduating seniors in the Edmonds School District.  Awards will be distributed among all six Edmonds School District high schools: two each…

Community members invited to Dec. 5 school tour with Superintendent McDuffy

Community members are invited to attend school tours with Edmonds School District Superintendent Kris McDuffy to learn more about the work being done in the district.  Enjoy a school meal and ride a yellow school bus that begins and ends at the Educational Services Center, located at 20420 68th Ave. W in Lynnwood. The next…

Saturday: Find gifts, crafts at Lynnwood High School’s Vendor Splendor

Lynnwood High School will host its annual Vendor Splendor event Saturday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Browse and shop from over 70 local vendors who will have unique gifts and crafts. Admission is free and there will be door-prize drawings every half hour, class fundraising booths and even a bake sale. The proceeds from this…

Edmonds CC Foundation honors Diana Clay with lifetime achievement award

The Edmonds Community College Foundation honored Diana Clay with its Cornerstone Lifetime Achievement Award during the Oct. 24 Foundation Scholarship Reception, where more than 200 scholarship recipients and donors recognized Clay’s service. Clay recently retired from her many volunteer roles at the college and will be greatly missed, the foundation said. “For over two decades…

Edmonds School District music students selected for All-State Honors Ensembles

The Edmonds School District has released a list of 26 students who were selected for the 2020 Washington Music Educators Association All-State Honor Ensembles. The students, who were selected after auditions, will be traveling to Yakima to rehearse and perform at the 2020 WMEA State Music Educators Conference over President’s Day weekend in 2020. About…

School board hears mixed opinions about proposed reading curriculum

As the Edmonds School District considers a new K-6 reading curriculum, some parents and district staff worry the proposed Units of Study curriculum is not the right fit for all elementary school students. At its Nov. 12 business meeting, the Board of Directors held its first reading for the proposed Units of Study in Reading…

Community members encouraged to provide feedback during superintendent search

As the Edmonds School District continues the search for its new superintendent, community members are still able to provide feedback on how best to fill the vacant position. After it was announced in August that Edmonds Superintendent Kris McDuffy would retire at the end of the 2019-20 school year, the district hired Ray and Associates…

Edmonds CC announces appointment of two new members to Board of Trustees

Edmonds Community College announced Wednesday that Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Adrianne Wagner and Wally Webster II  to the college’s Board of Trustees. “I’m proud to welcome our newest trustees to the board and look forward to working together to take Edmonds CC from good to great,” said Edmonds CC President Dr. Amit…

Washington Kids in Transition raises $72k at Out of Jeopardy Auction

Washington Kids in Transition, which assists homeless and low-income students in the Edmonds School District, raised over $72,000 during its second annual “Out of Jeopardy Silent Auction and Trivia Competition” Nov. 10. Over 278 people attended the event, which featured 140 silent auction items from many local businesses and individuals. During the dinner program, speakers…

Reminder: Registration opens Nov. 25 for Creative Retirement Institute classes

Registration for Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) classes for winter term at Edmonds Community College starts on Monday, Nov. 25, at 6 a.m. The Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) is an organization affiliated with Edmonds Community College that provides non-credit, academic level classes to life-long learners. Classes are offered weekday mornings and afternoons in two-hour sessions that run…

Rotary Club of Lynnwood announces CTE students of the month

Each month the Rotary Club of Lynnwood honors a Lynnwood High School student focused on Career & Technical Education (CTE). Teachers choose students in CTE fields that exhibit criteria for the school-wide program. Jacob Potter was named the September CTE Student of the Month representing visual arts and Rohan Patel was selected as the October…

Edmonds School District to host IEP fluency, de-escalation training Nov. 13

The Edmonds School District is hosting an Individual Education Program (IEP) Fluency and De-escalation in the home/community training from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13. in the Edmonds School District Office Boardrooms A, B, 101, 102 There will be a Sibshops session at the training for brothers and sisters, ages 6- 14, who have siblings with a disability. Sibshops…

City of Lynnwood offers salmon education opportunities for local classrooms

Calling all Lynnwood K-12 educators: The City of Lynnwood is offering opportunities to teach students about salmon, water quality, habitat requirements, and how our actions on land affect our salmon, orca whales, and all other aquatic life. These include: Salmon in the classroom: Receive fertilized Coho salmon eggs and raise them until they are ready…

Doctor for a Day aims to inspire students of color to pursue careers in medicine

A University of Washington program aimed at encouraging students of color to explore careers in medicine made its debut last month in the Edmonds School District. On Oct. 26, Chase Lake Community School hosted the district’s first Doctor for a Day event, which invited medical professionals — primarily those of color — to provide outreach…

Election 2019: On day 2, no change in city council, school board races

There was little change in the Lynnwood City Council and Edmonds School Board races after the second day of voting results were released by the Snohomish County Elections Office Wednesday, Nov. 7. Former Lynnwood City Councilmember Jim Smith still leads the race for the council’s vacant Position 4 seat. As of Wednesday Smith had 61.50%…

Reminder: Edmonds CC to recognize immigrant veterans during Nov. 6 ceremony

Edmonds Community College will host its seventh annual Veterans Day Celebration from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 6, on campus in the Black Box Theatre. Edmonds CC welcomes students and employees, as well as veterans from our surrounding communities who served during times of war and peace, to the celebration. The public is also…

October 2019 Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month

Edmonds eLearning Academy Alan Nazarov Mother’s Name: Elvira Nazarova Father’s Name: Feruz Nazarov Interests: Probably everyone knows that I love to split firewood, but other than that I like to spend lots of energy whenever I am not sick. I like to play sports for fun, swim, be outdoors, etc. Doing coursework is also fun…

Edmonds schools foundation receives $25K Rite Aid grant for food and family assistance programs

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has been awarded a $25,000 Rite Aid Foundation KidCents Regional Grant to expand the foundation’s Nourishing Network food and family assistance programs. It is one of 15 Washington state non-profits to receive funding.  KidCents Regional Grants support nonprofit organizations with programs that serve children, from newborn to 18 years…

Move 60! exercise program for early learners on Saturdays

Move 60! is a free, drop-in activity program for all early learners in the Edmonds School District promoting exercise, movement and fun. Anyone is welcome to attend any site. This program is free and funded by Verdant Health Commission. Parents and caregivers must stay with their children during class time. Who: Preschool and kindergarten age…

Celebrate National Bus Safety Week Oct. 21-25

The Lynnwood Police Department is asking the community to join local law enforcement in recognizing Oct. 21-25 as National School Bus Awareness Week. Community members are invited to help spread awareness about traffic safety around school buses. The theme for 2019 is “My School Bus, the Safest Form of Transportation.” To learn more about National…

Edmonds schools foundation receives $5K racial equity grant from Rick Steves

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has received a $5,000 Racial Equity Grant from Rick Steves’ Europe Foundation in partnership with the Edmonds School District. The grant funds the continuation of work begun by the district in 2018-2019 to create a racially and culturally inclusive learning community for all students. This is the second $5,000…