District high schools honor 2020 graduates with personalized virtual ceremonies

The Edmonds School District has started rolling out videos of the district’s high school commencement ceremonies, which were pre-recorded after in-person commencements were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ceremonies were produced by two Snohomish County companies as an alternative to large in-person gatherings prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 rules. The first commencement –…

 Foundation for Edmonds School District awards $147,750 in post-secondary scholarships 

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has awarded $147,750 in post-secondary scholarships to 56 graduating seniors attending six district high schools. In all, 68 donor-funded scholarships were awarded to students pursuing vocational, two- and four-year certificates or degrees next fall.  Eleven students received a $5,000 Hazel and Morris Miller Memorial Scholarships. They are Julian Adams,…

Edmonds School District to hold June 11 community forum to discuss race, equity

In response to the civil unrest generated by police brutality against people of color, the Edmonds School District’s Equity & Student Success team will hold a virtual community forum Thursday, June 11. The district intends to discuss plans to recognize injustices and proactively take steps to make schools a better place to learn and work….

Sponsor spotlight: The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a life-long learning process applicable to everyone at every stage of life. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL): “SEL [i]s the processes through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and…

Federal Way School District’s Victor Vergara named new ESD director of equity

The Edmonds School District announced Tuesday that Dr. Victor Vergara has been named the district’s executive director of equity and student success. Vergara is currently the director of multilingual education in the Federal Way School District. Prior to that, he was the Director of Bilingual Education and Latina/o Outreach in Walla Walla and a high…

Scriber Lake HS honors its seniors during drive-up ceremony

Scriber Lake High School seniors had their turn Wednesday as the 2020 graduates from Edmonds School District high schools were filmed this week as part of the virtual graduation ceremony to accommodate social distancing requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Members of the Scriber Class of 2020 arrived by car in the school parking lot…

Edmonds Heights K-12 makes it special for Class of 2020

Edmonds Heights K-12 is proud of its individual approach to learning that involves parents directly, allowing them to be the primary educators of their children. So it’s only natural that their graduation ceremonies, especially in this year of COVID-19, should reflect this. “We’ve always made parents part of our graduation,” said Principal Dr. Scott Mauk. “And…

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…