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…

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…

Edmonds School District students among those named as outdoor leadership program fellows

Washington State Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib Monday announced the names of the fellows selected for the inaugural cohort of Boundless Washington, the state’s new outdoor leadership program for young people with disabilities. Among them are Ritika Khanal, a Mountlake Terrace High School student from Lynnwood, and Finn Paynich, an Edmonds Heights K-12 student from Edmonds. The…

State recognizes six Edmonds School District schools for achievements

Alderwood Middle, Meadowdale Middle, Maplewood Parent Cooperative, Challenge Elementary, Hilltop Elementary and Mountlake Terrace Elementary were recognized by the Washington State Board of Education for their work in demonstrating achievement, showing growth over the previous year, or closing opportunity gaps for students during the 2018-19 school year. The six Edmonds School District schools were among…

CWU-Lynnwood offering new BA in liberal studies

Central Washington University has just made it easier to obtain a bachelor of arts degree. Starting next fall, CWU-Lynnwood and CWU-Sammamish will offer a new BA in liberal studies that allows students to earn a degree without a specialization. “We saw the opportunity to allow students to take some upper-division courses that were not necessarily…

Edmonds School District High School Students of Month for March 2020

Edmonds Heights K-12 Kaitlin Schnautz Mother’s Name: Jen Schnautz Father’s Name: Chris Schnautz GPA: 3.0 Clubs & Activities: Theatre ASB: N/A but the President of Thespian Theatre Troupe Awards: I won a “Double Superior” for my performance as Anne Frank in Diary of Anne Frank at the Thespian Festival. Significant School Project: Thespian troupe Current…

Student artists wanted for Edmonds School District family calendar

The Edmonds School District is seeking student artwork to be featured in its 2020-21 family calendar. This artwork usually comes from student artists’ work that is featured for display in the Edmonds Arts Festival. However, the festival was canceled due to social distancing requirements related to COVID-19. To submit student artwork for the calendar, published…

AAUW Edmonds SnoKing Branch recognizes  STEM scholars from local high schools

In lieu of an in-person ceremony — canceled this year due to COVID-19 — the Edmonds SnoKing Branch of AAUW is recognizing students from Edmonds School District high schools for outstanding achievement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics). In addition, the AAUW announced Keren Seare, a senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School, as the winner…

Edmonds School District cancels Summer Music School for 2020

The Edmonds School District says that it has canceled its annual Edmonds Summer Music School (SMS) for 2020, due to the COVID-19 outbreak and related social distancing rules. The decision was made because school buildings are closed for the year, and the timeline of being able to meet in large groups is unclear, the district…

Welcome to new advertiser Classroom Helper

Welcome to new advertiser Classroom Helper, which currently offers online tutoring for students enrolled in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Homeschooling is made easier with distance learning materials and professional tutorial videos. Their digital materials are aligned with Common Core standards. Join their STEM day camp waitlist and be the first to know about future STEM camp sessions…

Edmonds CC trustees approve college’s new name: Edmonds College

Edmonds Community College is moving forward with its new name – Edmonds College – beginning Monday, April 13. The decision was approved by the college’s Board of Trustees during its Monday meeting. “As Edmonds College, we remain committed to serving our community as an open-access institution, and that will stay central to our mission. We…

From the state schools superintendent: Buildings closed but learning continues

In mid-March, Governor Inslee closed all public and private K–12 schools in our state through April 24. Today (April 6), he extended that directive and ordered all school buildings to close throughout the remainder of the 2019–20 school year. We have more than 1.2 million students in our state who are impacted by this. Over…