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…

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…