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New buildings help district serve more students | Mukilteo Schools

When we went to the voters in February 2014 with a construction bond proposal, we said that building a new elementary school and a new kindergarten center would help us meet the demand of growing enrollment and give us enough... — Updated 10/4/2017 Full story


Skills center to open its doors for 40th birthday bash | Mukilteo Schools

A little-known gem in our school system will be celebrating its 40th birthday soon. Our school district is among the largest in the state, serving a total of more than 15,000 students. We offer classes at three high schools, four... — Updated 9/6/2017


‘Tis the season to celebrate our graduating seniors | Mukilteo Schools

The end of the school year is an exciting time for all of our students, who are looking forward to taking a break from the classroom to enjoy many summer activities. It’s especially exciting for the high school seniors and their... — Updated 6/7/2017


State awards reinforce our school district’s reputation | Mukilteo Schools

I had the tremendous pleasure of joining some of our teachers and principals at a ceremony last week down in Auburn where 280 schools were recognized with the Washington Achievement Award, which is the highest honor that can be... — Updated 5/10/2017


All-day K program to connect parents, teachers | Mukilteo Schools

In last month’s column, I mentioned that we will begin to offer full-day kindergarten sessions for all kindergarten students in our school district beginning next fall. Now is the time for parents to register those students who... — Updated 4/5/2017


Coming this fall: new half days, full-day kindergarten for all | Mukilteo Schools

Each year, as spring nears, many of us at the school district are already busy gazing into the future and planning for the next school year. We are already looking at enrollment forecasts for next fall, doing preliminary work on... — Updated 3/1/2017 Full story


Enrollment boom means job opportunities | Mukilteo Schools

Do you enjoy working with kids or know somebody who likes being around children? If so, we might have a job for you or your friend. If you’ve ever thought about working for a school district, now may be your big chance. We are... — Updated 1/4/2017


Changing academic standards to raise the bar for students, teachers

There have been a number of efforts to reform public education over the past several years. Standardized tests are one example, as is the development of many different ways of attempting to measure the academic progress of students... — Updated 2/13/2013


The end of a journey... a new beginning

I took my 5-year-old great niece to see Kamiak High School’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” early last month. It was an exciting experience for both of us. She was completely captivated by the performance and... — Updated 6/6/2012


School budget woes are far from over

The 2012 session of the state legislature has ended and, as the lawmakers adopted changes to the state’s 2011-13 biennial budget, they made no additional cuts in funding for public education. We are happy for that. It’s... — Updated 5/2/2012


Forecasting school growth is no easy task

One of the key pieces of information that we need at this time of the year is the enrollment forecast for the following school year. Our planning depends on it. Because the amount of money that we receive from the state is based... — Updated 4/4/2012 Full story


New board members step up

Each January, school districts throughout the state take time to celebrate and thank the people who serve on school boards, the primary governing body of local public schools. While the people in the community vote school board... — Updated 1/10/2012 Full story


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