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…

Last superintendent’s school tour of year set for May 1

All are welcome to join Superintendent Kris McDuffy on the fourth and final school tour of the school year on Wednesday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. Those interested in attending will meet at the Educational Services Center in Lynnwood. The program includes a school breakfast and school district and food services updates, followed…

Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month For March

Edmonds Heights K-8 Isaac Hazlehurst-Johnson Mother’s Name: Amy Johnson Father’s Name: Larry Hazlehurst GPA: 3.94 Clubs & Activities: Advanced Musical Theater, Edmonds Heights. ASB: Sophomore ASB Treasurer. Athletics: Dance at VAM Studios in Fremont including contemporary, swing and tap dance. Honors: International Thespian Honor Society; Order of the Arrow, Scouting Honor Society. Awards: Eagle Scout,…

Reminder: Edmonds School District Youth Employment Fair April 10

The Edmonds School District Youth Employment Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 10 from 2-4 p.m. at Edmonds-Woodway High School. The fair will feature more than 50 local employers. The fair is an event geared toward students ages 15-18 years old who are looking for part-time and summer jobs in the area. Students are advised to…

Scriber staff request equity for students, school board considers new science curriculum

Representatives from Scriber Lake High School opened the Edmonds School Board’s March 26 meeting during the public comments portion with pleas to resolve “inequitable conditions” at their school. Faculty and staff members took to the podium to speak about their experiences trying to accommodate the needs of the many high-risk students at the high school….

Record turnout for Edmonds CC women of STEM conference

Edmonds Community College hosted its seventh annual Expanding Your Horizons conference last week for young women interested in studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The conference saw record attendance with nearly 500 students, grades eight through 12, from five school districts. Students had the option to attend interactive workshops led by women in STEM…

Edmonds Heights K-12 student places 2nd at Regional Spelling Bee

Eliana Harrick, an 8th-grade student at Edmonds Heights K-12, placed second at the Regional Spelling Bee for King and Snohomish Counties, held earlier this month at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue. The spelling bee determines who will represent Washington state at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May. By placing second out…

March Mile event for Edmonds School District elementary students March 22

All Edmonds School District elementary students are encouraged to participate in the March Mile on Friday, March 22. The four-lap run/walk will take place on the Edmonds District Stadium track. Parents are welcome to run or walk with their student. The March Mile is free with no entry fee. The mile will include everyone running…

City of Lynnwood eyes purchase of Rodeo Inn to house homeless families

The Lynnwood City Council at its Wednesday, Feb. 20 work session learned more about a city proposal to purchase the Rodeo Inn motel for the purpose of housing homeless students and their families in the Edmonds School District. The Rodeo Inn is located in the 20700 block of Highway 99 in Lynnwood. Mayor Nicola Smith…

School Board honors calendar art winners, receives update on Lynnwood Place Phase 2

Attendance was at standing-room-only capacity at Tuesday night’s Edmonds School Board meeting as family and friends came to celebrate the winners of the 2018-2019 calendar art contest. Fifty pieces of art were chosen from more than 1,000 submissions, said Kimberlee Armstrong, executive director of equity and public relations. “It’s great to be able to showcase…

ESD’s Challenge Elementary Program named a National Blue Ribbon School

The Edmonds School District’s Challenge Elementary Program is one of 349 schools nationwide and one of five in Washington state named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. The Challenge Elementary Program is a school with…