Lynnwood High’s school resource officer named Deputy of the Year

Snohomish County Deputy Rebecca Lewis, who works as the school resource officer at Lynnwood High School, has been named Deputy of the Year by the Sheriff’s Office. She will be honored at an awards ceremony in January. In addition to serving as the school resource officer, Lewis started teaching Law and Justice this year. She…

Edmond School Board Report: Outreach focused on needs of diverse populations

At the Edmonds School Board meeting Tuesday, nobody mentioned that students in the district and their parents speak over 85 different languages. But board members listened attentively when Dr. Ellen Kahan, Assistant Superintendent, described activities of the Equity Alliance for Achievement. The committee, composed of parents and school personnel, is working to develop a series…

Lynnwood Today welcomes education contributor

We’re proud to announce the addition of an education contributor to Lynnwood Today. Florine Gingerich will attend Edmonds School District board meetings and report on the latest news and issues. Gingerich’s son attended the Edmonds public schools, where she volunteered in roles ranging from pouring juice in kindergarten at Madrona Non-graded to serving as president…

New president of Edmonds Community College selected

The Board of Trustees has named Jean Hernandez the new president of Edmonds Community College. She was selected after a national search began last spring and involved participation from students, college employees and community members. Hernandez has 30 years of experience in higher education, most recently as the vice president for instruction at South Seattle…

Alderwood Middle School wins prestigious award from Boeing

The staff at Alderwood Middle School got a nice surprise this afternoon. Boeing awarded the school with the eighth annual John D. Warner Award for Excellence in Education during a staff meeting. The award comes with a $25,000 unrestricted grant. Boeing says it selected the school because of its excellent example of strong school leadership,…

Learn more about the school district’s gifted program tonight

If your child excels in school, they might qualify for the Edmonds School District’s gifted program. You can get more information at a meeting tonight. The gifted program is for students who take the Cognitive Abilities Test and are identified as “gifted or highly capable.” The pace of the instruction is designed to meet the…

Learn more about the school district's gifted program tonight

If your child excels in school, they might qualify for the Edmonds School District’s gifted program. You can get more information at a meeting tonight. The gifted program is for students who take the Cognitive Abilities Test and are identified as “gifted or highly capable.” The pace of the instruction is designed to meet the…

City officials trying to save Kids Klub preschool

As we reported last week, the city-run Kids Klub preschool program is on the chopping block as Lynnwood officials look for ways to plug an estimated $21 million budget gap. A group of parents has protested the proposed cut because they say it would be difficult to find a new preschool in the middle of…

Parents fight proposed closure of city-run preschool

A popular city-run preschool program is on the chopping block as Lynnwood officials look for ways to plug a $21 million budget gap. But one group of concerned parents is not letting it go without a fight. Like all city departments, Parks and Recreation is looking for ways to trim its budget. Department managers have…

Scholarships available for Lynnwood High construction students

More students will be able to start a career in construction thanks to Rotary Club of Lynnwood. The Rotary Club, along with the Lynnwood Rotary Community Foundation, is expanding the scholarships it offers to recent Lynnwood High School students in the Tech Prep Construction Program. Up to $7,000 in construction scholarships will be available each…

Old Lynnwood High School Commons building coming down

The demolition of the old Lynnwood High School Commons building started today. That’s the building most visible from 184th Street SW near the track and softball fields. Most of the demolition will take place this weekend, although the southwestern-most corner of the building will be torn down on Monday. After that’s done there will be…

Letter to the Editor: Appreciation for your levy support

Voters throughout the Edmonds School District were asked on the Primary Election ballot to provide additional funding to support the 20,000 students attending our 33 schools and programs. Despite knowing how much the dollars are needed to maintain and prevent further, dramatic reductions to our classrooms, it was not an easy question to pose at…

Demolition of old Lynnwood High School begins

Crews have started the demolition of the old Lynnwood High School across from Alderwood Mall. They’re starting with abatement of the interior of each building before tearing it down and moving on to the other buildings. You won’t notice most of this work when you drive by. The demolition is expected to take about six…

New Montessori celebrates grand opening today

A new Montessori in Lynnwood is celebrating its grand opening today. Red Door Montessori will have a bouncy house, games and prizes from 1 – 5 p.m.  at 16715 52nd Ave. W. The school was started by Barbara Boettcher, who spent 25 years in early childhood education and on raising her own kids. “The underlying…

Lynnwood High fighting to keep its school resource officer

Officials in the Edmonds School District are trying to find ways to retain the Lynnwood High school resource officer. The program is included in a list of budget cutbacks, but the Enterprise reports school leaders are moving money around to avoid losing Deputy Rebecca Lewis. Budget adjustments could include Lewis teaching a law and justice…

Graduation rates climbing for Lynnwood students

Graduating seniors in the Edmonds School District will be receiving their diplomas this week. And as it turns out, the graduation rates are climbing. In 2005, the combined graduation rate for the Edmonds School District was 67.4 percent. For 2008 (the most recent data available) it soared to 80.5 percent. Here’s the breakdown by school…

Lynndale Elementary deals with depleted supply budget

Schools around the state are trying to deal with a reduction state education spending. We’re no different here in Lynnwood. At Lynndale Elementary, the basic supply budget — which pays for things like school supplies, art products, first aid items and printer cartridges — was slashed by 65 percent. “We are trying to do 100…

Local students build a house from the ground up

Many of us took wood shop class in high school, but you probably didn’t build anything like this. About 30 students in the Edmonds School District carpentry program just finished building a brand new house. It’s located at 222 – 159th Street SE, just east of Martha Lake. Lynnwood Rotary paid the initial cost of…

Lynnwood Tigers win state lacrosse championship

Updated: The leading scorers for the Tigers were Alex Tindall with five goals and one assist, and Trey Knowles with four goals and one assist. Cam Girgus had seven assists for the Tigers. A complete recap of the game can be found at www.walax.com. ***** The Lynnwood Tigers have won the state Division II lacrosse…

Lynnwood lacrosse team to play for state championship

No need to look any further than Lynnwood to find a championship team. The Lynnwood Tigers, a high school lacrosse team with players from Lynnwood, Meadowdale, Edmonds-Woodway and Mountlake Terrace high schools, will play for the state title this weekend. Lynnwood (15-3-0) will take on San Juan (14-2-0) in the Division II state championship, 5…

Edmonds School District puts levy on the ballot

Voters in the Edmonds School District will be asked to approve a new school funding measure. Last night the School Board voted to put a supplemental levy on the Aug. 17 ballot. Superintendent Nick Brossoit said they’ve lost $22 million over the past six years, mostly due to a lack of state funding. “We have…

Wanted: Well-behaved pig for Meadowdale assembly

The following ad was posted on Cragislist. Is it a legitimate request or a senior prank? Your guess is as good as ours. (By the way, Chicharrón is a dish made of fried pork rinds. We’re not sure what that has do with the school mascot, the Mavericks.)  Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood has a…

No more lunchtime IOUs in the Edmonds School District

The budget crunch is hitting the lunch line in the Edmonds School District. Beginning May 17, students won’t be allowed to incur more debt or go into a negative balance on their lunch accounts. Students who can’t pay will receive a sack lunch, which the district calls a “Safety Net” meal. Food service managers say…

Concerned about school cuts? Here's your chance to tell lawmakers.

As the Edmonds School District tries to deal with a loss of state funding, it’s giving parents the chance to speak directly with lawmakers who made the cuts. State legislators representing the 1st, 21st and 32nd State Legislative Districts will participate in an “Ask Your Legislator” Forum beginning at 7 p.m., Monday, May 17. “This…

Concerned about school cuts? Here’s your chance to tell lawmakers.

As the Edmonds School District tries to deal with a loss of state funding, it’s giving parents the chance to speak directly with lawmakers who made the cuts. State legislators representing the 1st, 21st and 32nd State Legislative Districts will participate in an “Ask Your Legislator” Forum beginning at 7 p.m., Monday, May 17. “This…