Lynnwood High School robotics team part of tournament-winning alliance

The girls on the Lynnwood High School robotics team recently competed with 37 other teams in Girls Generation — an event encouraging girls to explore STEM and take leadership roles. The girls played the same robotics game that the school’s FIRST Robotics team played in 2019. The six girls, after 64 qualifying matches, were ranked 11th….

College Place Elementary students ‘Fall in Love with Reading’

Students, families and teachers celebrated College Place Elementary School’s fourth annual Fall in Love with Reading event Thursday to promote reading. The event invites students and their families to participate in games and activities that promote literacy and encourage reading at home, said reading teacher Carrie Garrett. “We make it a fun night for everyone…

September 2019 Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month

Edmonds Heights K-12 School Paige Matheson Mother’s Name: Yolanda Matheson Father’s Name: Andrew Matheson GPA: 4.0 at EdCC Running Start Clubs & Activities: Musical Theater, Thespian Troupe & Circus Arts Athletics: Basketball & Circus Arts Honors: Edmonds Community College Honor Roll Community Service: Helping in the Preschool at Church Educational Goals: Masters or PhD Career…

Lynnwood Elementary earns construction award

The Edmonds School District was awarded the Engineering News-Record Northwest’s 2019 “Best Projects” Award for K-12 Education to Lynnwood Elementary and Mountlake Terrace Elementary. The Edmonds School District Capital Projects office earned a prestigious general contractor/construction manager (GC/CM) agency approval from the state that allowed collaboration between architectural firms and construction firms early in a…

Annual Celebrate Schools 5K Fun Run draws record numbers

A record number of community members filled Alderwood Mall’s AMC Theater plaza Saturday morning to participate in the 11th annual Celebrate Schools 5K Fun Run. Nearly 1,400 students, teachers, families and pets walked or ran to raise money that will be donated back to the Edmonds School District schools. Event proceeds fund Foundation for Edmonds…

Edmonds School District to host Trade Up! event Oct. 10

The Edmonds School District, in conjunction with the Edmonds School Foundation and Snohomish County Labor, is hosting Trade Up! The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the former-Alderwood Middle School campus. Twelve community partners will provide the roughly 100 students attending information on career opportunities in trades. Participating industries include — Community…

Pacific Northwest College Admission Counseling fair for all students at Lynnwood HS Oct. 8

Lynnwood High School is hosting the first Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) Snohomish County Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Approximately 70 in- and out-of-state colleges and universities will be in attendance. There will be two sessions: Morning session, 9-11 a.m. and evening session, 6-8 p.m. Both sessions will be in the main…

Alderwood Middle teacher named K-12 Language Teacher of the Year

Alderwood Middle School foreign language teacher Lynn Johnston has received the Pacific Northwest Council for Languages Teacher of the Year Award. Johnston is now one of five teachers from across the U.S. in the running for American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) National Language Teacher of the Year. The award ceremony is…

Edmonds School Board seeks voter approval for $600 million bond to build, replace schools

Edmonds School District officials are seeking voter approval for a $600 million construction bond to build two new schools, replace three others and cover the cost of other district-wide building improvements. At its Sept. 24 business meeting, the Edmonds School District Board of Directors held a first reading for a proposed resolution to be included…

Lynnwood HS students travel to South Korea for exchange program

Eleven Lynnwood High School students are on their way this week to visit Lynnwood’s sister city of Damyang, South Korea, where they will experience what high school is like in another country. The students — all juniors and seniors — will spend the week dividing their time between Damyang and the South Korean capital, Seoul….

Career and Technical Education success stories at Edmonds School Board meeting

After reviewing the success of the Edmonds School District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) from the 2018-19 school year, the Edmonds School Board of Directors unanimously voted Sept. 10 to approve the updated CTE five-year work plan. CTE teaches middle and high school students specific skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technologies and career preparation. Each school…

Music festival at Meadowdale High School promotes student involvement in arts

High School Nation, an organization aimed at promoting creative expression among teenagers through music, the arts and media at high schools, held a free music festival Monday afternoon at Meadowdale High School. Sponsored by Hollister Co., the event places a high emphasis on music and offers students information about a career in the arts after…

Edmonds School District office staff rally amid contract negotiations

Waving signs near Edmonds School District headquarters, members of the district’s Association of Office Personnel rallied Thursday afternoon for support as they continue to negotiate their contract. Since May, the school district and office professionals from the Edmonds-OP Chapter of Public School Employees of Washington SEIU have been in negotiations. In the past, the district has determined…

2019-20 Edmonds School District calendar and parent handbook available online

The Edmonds School District 2019-2020 Calendar and Family Handbook is available online and families should also be receiving them in their mailboxes this week. View the online version here. Community members who would like a physical copy of the district calendar can visit the Edmonds School District educational services center at 20420 68th Ave. W. in Lynnwood….

Here’s how to apply for free- and reduced-price school meals

The Edmonds School District serves approximately 2,300 breakfasts and 6,400 lunches each day to students in the district. About 35% of enrolled students qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. Families who qualify need to apply each year and are encouraged to turn in forms to begin or continue meal benefits. To apply for free and…

Mary Fordham new principal at Meadowdale Elementary School

Mary Fordham has been appointed the new principal at Meadowdale Elementary School in Lynnwood. Fordham previously served as the assistant principal at both Martha Lake Elementary and Hilltop Elementary. Fordham is from Houston, Texas. She is an alumna of Pennsylvania State University and Western Washington University.

Meadowdale HS Link Crew helps incoming freshmen find their comfort zone

Even before the school year starts, a group of Meadowdale High School student leaders is working to help make the transition to high school easier for incoming freshmen. The Meadowdale High School Link Crew last Thursday morning held a special welcome orientation for the freshman. Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes…

College Place Middle School welcomes new principal Andrea Collins

Andrea Collins has been appointed the new principal at College Place Middle School. Collins was previously the assistant principal at Edmonds-Woodway High School and has also worked as the principal at Alderwood Middle School. Collins is from Edmonds and an alumna of Seattle University and Western Washington University.

Oak Heights Elementary School welcomes new principal Jessica Asp

Jessica Asp has been appointed the new principal at Oak Heights Elementary School in Lynnwood. Asp was previously the assistant principal at Oak Heights and has also worked as an instructional coach and teacher in the Edmonds School District. Asp is from Mukilteo and a University of Washington graduate.

Oak Heights Elementary School welcomes new principal Jessica Asp

Jessica Asp has been appointed the new principal at Oak Heights Elementary School in Lynnwood. Asp was previously the assistant principal at Oak Heights and has also worked as an instructional coach and teacher in the Edmonds School District. Asp is from Mukilteo and a University of Washington graduate.

Edmonds School Board approves 2019-20 budget that include staff layoffs, program cuts

The Edmonds School Board of Directors voted unanimously at last week’s business meeting to adopt a $343.3 million budget for the 2019-20 school year. The approved budget includes program cuts, layoffs and use of district reserves to address a $17.7 million deficit.  The 4-0 board vote (Director Anne McMurray was absent) Aug. 13 came after…

Hilltop Elementary School welcomes new principal Melissa Somoza

Melissa Somoza has been appointed the new principal at Hilltop Elementary School in Lynnwood. Somoza has been an assistant principal in the Seattle School District since 2018. She has also worked as an instructional coach in the Northshore School District. Somoza is from Brier and an alumna of the University of Washington Seattle, Lesley University…

College Place Elementary welcomes new principal Stacy Crum

Stacy Crum has been appointed the new principal at College Place Elementary School. Crum was previously an assistant principal in the Seattle School District and has been an interim principal there as well. She also worked as an instructional coach in the Everett School District. Crum is a graduate of Stanford University and is from…

Jacklyn Henly new principal at Lynnwood Elementary School

Jacklyn Henly has been appointed the new principal of Lynnwood Elementary School. Henly previously worked as an administrative intern and was Dean of Students at Horizon Elementary School in the Kent School District. She has also served as an music specialist in the Kent and Shelton school districts. She is a Pacific Lutheran University and…

Students leaders learn communication, teamwork skills at annual summer camp

After a week of honing their leadership skills at the Association of Washington Student Leaders’ (AWSL) annual summer camp, Edmonds School District high school students are ready to bring what they learned back to their schools. Every year, more than 3,000 middle school and high school student leaders participate in one of the many leadership…