Meadowdale HS students lobby school board to reinstate laid-off drama teacher

In the wake of budget cuts that resulted in teacher layoffs across the Edmonds School District, Meadowdale High School drama students are fighting to save their drama teacher’s job. At its May 14 meeting, the school board of directors agreed by a 3-2 vote to send layoff notices to 25 teachers as part of its…

Alderwood Middle School TSA team wins awards at DC conference

Alderwood Middle School students took home top prizes at the TSA (Technology Student Association) national conference in Washington D.C. June 28-July 2. The 2019 conference included the association’s largest turnout with 8,500 students in attendance. During the competition, Tsua Sasai placed fourth in Digital Photography and Conor Neely placed eighth in the Dragster competition, which…

Election 2019: Rory Graves, candidate for Edmonds School Board Director District 3

The Aug. 6 primary election includes multiple people running for Edmonds School District Board of Directors positions. To help voters learn more about the candidates, the My Neighborhood News Network sent a questionnaire to each candidate appearing on the primary ballot. We will post these as we receive them. Note that while each school board position represents a…

Election 2019: Nancy Katims, candidate for Edmonds School Board Director District 5

The Aug. 6 primary election includes multiple people running for Edmonds School District Board of Directors positions. To help voters learn more about the candidates, the My Neighborhood News Network sent a questionnaire to each candidate appearing on the primary ballot. We will post these as we receive them. Note that while each school board position represents a…

Election 2019: Casey Auve, candidate for Edmonds School Board District 5

The Aug. 6 primary election includes multiple people running for Edmonds School District Board of Directors positions. To help voters learn more about the candidates, the My Neighborhood News Network sent a questionnaire to each candidate appearing on the primary ballot. We will post these as we receive them. Note that while each school board position represents a…

Election 2019: Gary Noble seeking re-election for Edmonds School Board Director District 3

The Aug. 6 primary election includes multiple people running for Edmonds School District Board of Directors positions. To help voters learn more about the candidates, the My Neighborhood News Network sent a questionnaire to each candidate appearing on the primary ballot. We will post these as we receive them. Note that while each school board position represents a…

Election 2019: Lisa Hunnewell, candidate for Edmonds School Board Director District 5

The Aug. 6 primary election includes multiple people running for Edmonds School District Board of Directors positions. To help voters learn more about the candidates, the My Neighborhood News Network sent a questionnaire to each candidate appearing on the primary ballot. We will post these as we receive them. Note that while each school board position represents a…

Election 2019: Jennifer Cail, candidate for Edmonds School Board Director District 3

The Aug. 6 primary election includes multiple people running for Edmonds School District Board of Directors positions. To help voters learn more about the candidates, the My Neighborhood News Network sent a questionnaire to each candidate appearing on the primary ballot. We will post these as we receive them. Note that while each school board position represents a…

Election 2019: Rina Redrup, candidate for Edmonds School Board Director District 5

The Aug. 6 primary election includes multiple people running for Edmonds School District Board of Directors positions. To help voters learn more about the candidates, the My Neighborhood News Network sent a questionnaire to each candidate appearing on the primary ballot. We will post these as we receive them so readers can learn more about the candidates….

Edmonds School District announces new elementary school principals

The Edmonds School District has announced the following new elementary school principals for the start of the 2019-20 school year. The new principals are expected to begin their positions on July 1. College Place Elementary: Stacy Crum Crum is an assistant principal in the Seattle School District and has been an interim principal there as…

Foundation for Edmonds School District honors ‘Living Legends’

The Foundation for Edmonds School District reintroduced the Living Legend Award program honoring current or former district staff for their exceptional contributions to education in our community. Dr. Ted Neff, a Living Legend Award recipient in 1984, presented this year’s awards to Dr. Stephen Fink, James Sullivan and Linda Fitzgerald at the foundation’s annual Awards…

Madrona K-8 ‘Water Day’ fundraiser aims to bring fresh water to Ethiopia

Madrona K-8 School students made a splash at the school’s Water Day event last week, with the goal of raising money to help people in Ethiopia access clean water. The event was a partnership between Madrona and the WE Charity organization, which helps bring resources like food and water to countries in Africa, Asia and…

School Board report: College Place Middle students present lessons learned about leadership

Students from College Place Middle School’s inaugural leadership class came before the Edmonds School District Board of Directors Tuesday to present what they learned this year from the Character Strong Curriculum. The Character Strong Curriculum promotes leadership development by teaching students commitment, patience, humility, selflessness, kindness, respect, honesty and forgiveness, said Jennifer Haugen, who taught…

Parent group sheds light on dangers of vaping

The number of Edmonds School District students using e-cigarettes – a practice known as vaping – has increased dramatically in recent years. In response, a district parent group last week hosted an information night for parents and students aimed at dispelling myths about these products. According to a 2018 survey by the Center for Disease…

Edmonds School District commencement dates set

High school seniors across the Edmonds School District are preparing to graduate in the next few weeks. If you want to join in the festivities, here are dates, times and locations for the commencement ceremonies. For additional information — including whether tickets are required — contact the school. Edmonds Heights K-12 Graduation Date: Friday, May…

Foundation for Edmonds School District awards $35K in grants

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has awarded more than $35,000 in 2019 Creative Classroom and Schoolwide Grants to 28 educators. The grants will fund enrichment projects in all subject areas and across all grade levels at more than 15 schools. In addition, 23 schools received Celebrate Schools 5K funds, and districtwide grants were awarded…

Reminder: Edmonds School District snow make-up days in June

Due to the extreme winter weather that canceled classes earlier this year, the following days have been designated as snow make-up days in the Edmonds School District: Thursday, June 20 — Full day of school (previously an early-release day) Friday, June 21 — Full day of school Monday, June 24 — Full day of school…

Lynnwood High English teacher April Rotary Educator of the Month

Lynnwood High School teacher Michelle Green was named April’s Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace Educator of the Month. Green, who chairs the school’s learning support department, is “one of the hardest working and humble teacher leaders in our building,” said Lynnwood HS Principal Mike Piper. “Ms. Green’s culturally responsive approach to teaching provides students with a…

Edmonds School District employee earns EdCC Foundation’s Associate Faculty award

Luke McQuade, Edmonds School District Behavior Specialist at Edmonds-Woodway High and College Place Middle, has been recognized with the 2019 Associate Faculty Professional Development Award by the Edmonds Community College Foundation. McQuade is a part-time associate faculty member at Edmonds Community College and received the award during the Foundation’s Building Community Day. Michelle Cimaroli, program…

April Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month

Voice Transition Program Raven Stamey Mother’s Name: Margaret Seward Clubs & Activities: Enjoys coloring and art and joking with friends. Significant School Project: Raven has worked at Edmonds Education Association, Harbor Square and Chase Lake Elementary kitchen. Current Employment: McDonald’s restaurant internship Edmonds eLearning Academy Branson Stevenson Mother’s Name: Jessica Stevenson Father’s Name: Donald Ray…