Meadowdale HS jazz vocal group wins Downbeat Magazine music award

Meadowdale High School’s Impressions Choir won the Large High School Vocal Jazz Ensemble category in Downbeat Magazine’s 2020 Student Music Awards. Downbeat is the nation’s leading jazz publication dating back to 1934. Meadowdale was recognized as a runner-up several times in the past, but this was the first time the school was named as the…

Edmonds School District increases security for online learning

As the Edmonds School District transitions into remote teaching, district staff is working to ensure students are learning in a safe online environment. In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s directive for schools to remain closed through at least April 24 to slow the spread of COVID-19, the district began teaching students remotely earlier this week….

Edmonds School District to begin remote teaching March 30

The Edmonds School District Thursday announced its plans to move forward with remote teaching starting next week while schools remain closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Starting March 30, teachers across the district will begin the process of introducing students to online learning while schools are closed through at least April 24. The district’s…

Edmonds School District to begin issuing Chromebooks, other learning resources Wednesday

In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, the Edmonds School District announced Monday it plans to continue to prioritize food services, child care and educational resources for students and families. Inslee’s directive states that all gatherings are prohibited and all Washingtonians must stay home unless they are pursuing essential activities like…

Edmonds School District says it’s continuing to prioritize student needs during school closures

Though Edmonds School District schools remain closed through April 24, district staff provided additional details Wednesday on how they are working to provide food, child care and educational resources to students and their families during the COVID-19 outbreak. An update from District Superintendent Kris McDuffy Wednesday explained the role of the district’s Emergency Operations Center…

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary cancels signature Jazz Connection event

In what would have been the 20th anniversary of the Edmonds Jazz Connection —  a day of performances by outstanding local middle and high school jazz bands —  organizers have decided to cancel it due to school closures and social distancing concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club, the…

Edmonds School District: More learning resources coming next week, meal delivery service planned

While schools remain closed to encourage students and families to practice self quarantining and social distancing, Edmonds School District officials said they are working to accommodate the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamation to close all public and private schools in the state until April 27, district officials have assured…

Edmonds School District updates plan for meals, child care, learning during closures

The Edmonds School District Friday updated its plans for providing students with meals, child care and learning while schools remain closed through April 24. In a new announcement sent from Superintendent Kris McDuffy’s office, the district will continue to prioritize food services, child care and educational resources and support during the extended school closure. The…

Edmonds School District outlines plan for meals, child care, learning during closures

The Edmonds School District said Thursday it will continue to ensure that students have meals and educational resources during the district-wide school closures mandated by Gov. Jay Inslee to mitigate spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Inslee announced Thursday that all public and private K-12 schools in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties will close from March 17…

Edmonds School District will close schools from March 16-April 10

The Edmonds School District Wednesday night announced that it will close schools starting Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 10 due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. Here’s the letter from Superintendent Dr. Kristine McDuffy: Dear Edmonds School District families, I know the past two weeks have been stressful for many in our community…

Kindergarten registration now open; Pre-K Jump Start program Aug. 24-27

Registration for Edmonds School District students entering kindergarten and new students in all grades is now open. Students must be 5 years old by Aug. 31 to be eligible for kindergarten, and are assigned to a school by their home address. Parents/guardians can view the Neighborhood School Finder on the Edmonds School District’s website to…

March 5 Superintendent school tour canceled

The Edmonds School District has decided to cancel the March 5 Superintendent School Tour, due to concerns related to COVID-19. The tour was scheduled to take place at Brier Terrace Middle and Cedar Way Elementary.

Meadowdale HS student becomes ASE-certified automotive technician

Meadowdale High School student Tynan Reymore has passed his test and is now an Automotive Service Excellence Certified Automotive Technician. Reymore is the first student in the history of the Edmonds School District to become an ASE Certified Technician before graduating. He has shown journeyman-level mastery in the area of engine repair.

Registration for kindergarten, new students for 2020-21 school year opens March 4

The Edmonds School District will begin registering kindergarten students (or students new to the Edmonds School District) for the 2020-2021 school year on March 4. Children must be 5 years old by Aug. 31, 2020 to be eligible for kindergarten. Students turning 5 years old between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31 may be evaluated for…

Lynnwood HS robotics team participates in Boeing Engineers’ Week

The Lynnwood High School robotics team Royal Robotics celebrated Boeing Engineers’ Week on Feb. 20 by touring Boeing’s Aircraft Integration Center in Everett. “I really enjoyed talking to the other teams,” said Lynnwood team member Larissa Meyer. “They do things differently than we do.” According to Royal Robotics president David Nelson-Leang, the team learned about…

Edmonds School Board set to OK office personnel bargaining agreement during Feb. 25 meeting

The Edmonds School District at its Feb. 25 business meeting is scheduled to approve a tentative bargaining agreement between the district and the Edmonds School District Association of Office Personnel Employees. Since last May, office personnel have been in contract negotiations with the district regarding their pay. In the past, the district has determined the…

Edmonds School District bond measure falling short, levy passing in early election returns

In early election returns Tuesday, the Edmonds School District’s $600 million construction bond was not receiving the supermajority vote required for passage, while the $96 million replacement technology/capital levy was passing with nearly 56% of the votes cast so far. Tuesday night’s results — based on 22% voter turnout so far — showed the Proposition…

District staff discuss ways to facilitate conversations about race in classroom

Edmonds School District parents, staff and students gathered Friday evening to hear from educators of color about how to have conversations with students about race in the classroom. As part of the district’s Black Lives Matter at School month of action, a committee of local equity and diversity leaders invited four educators of color to…

Edmonds School Board endorses Black Lives Matters at School month of action

In an effort to promote black history and ethnic studies in the Edmonds School District, the district’s Board of Directors last week adopted a resolution endorsing a Black Lives Matter at School month of action during February. In honor of Black History Month, the board unanimously voted to adopt the resolution at its Jan. 28…