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$317 million Everett school bond on August ballot

Now, more than ever, schools are the heart of the community.  Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 24, 2020, the school board agreed to postpone the April 28 bond... — Updated 5/15/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

School shutdown leaves some musicians without a stage

Nobody thought their last day of school was going to be in March, but for Mill Creek students and many others statewide, it would be the last time they would walk through the doors this school year.  At first, it seemed like it... — Updated 4/20/2020

 
 By Beacon staff    Schools

All schools to remain closed through the end of the school year statewide

Today, April 6, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that all schools in Washington state will remain closed through the end of the current school year. Schools have been closed since March 17 statewide. The governor also extended the state's... — Updated 4/6/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Boys & Girls Clubs offering all-day childcare

In response to COVID-19, the needs of first responders, health-care workers, and school closings, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County is open and offering discounted all-day child care. Free child-care is offered to all... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

Fire District 7 teaches homeschool lessons on Facebook Live 

As the spread of the COVID-19 virus continues to impact our region, all public events, school visits, and station tours have been canceled for the fire district. Like most fire agencies, these are the main ways prevention messages... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

Glacier Peak High School junior wins countywide photo contest

Maybe you're more perceptive than this Beacon writer when it comes to photos, but after learning the backstory of Glacier Peak High School junior Elijah Croyle's award-winning photo... — Updated 4/3/2020

 

Mill Creek Elementary student competes in National Geographic GeoBee

Mill Creek Elementary was one of the nearly 10,000 schools across the nation that competed in the National Geographic Society’s GeoBee. The rigorous competition tests students'... — Updated 3/27/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

Everett Public Schools delaying April bond due to coronavirus concern

The district announced Monday, March 16, they are delaying the vote on the $317 million school bond, which would have been voted on in April, to later in the year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Their email below: "As we continue to... — Updated 3/23/2020

 

Snohomish School District closes all schools March 13 - April 24 following Governor's proclamation

All schools in the Snohomish School District will be closed Friday, March 13 through Friday, April 24 after Gov. Jay Inslee announced district-wide closures for all school districts in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties March 12.... — Updated 3/23/2020

 

Everett Public Schools closed March 16 - April 24, following Governor's proclamation

All Everett Public Schools will be closed Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 24 after Gov. Jay Inslee announced district-wide closures for all school districts in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties March 12. Here is Everett... — Updated 3/23/2020

 

Everett Public Schools meal pickup locations

If your child needs a meal during the 6-week school closure, here is the list of Everett Public School meal pickup locations and how to do so. Lunch orders must be placed before 7:00 a.m. each day. Orders placed after 10:00 a.m.... — Updated 3/23/2020

 

Snohomish School District meal pickup times

Beginning Monday, March 23, Kids’ Cafe meals will be delivered along bus routes using school busses and other vehicles for the Snohomish School District. Circle H Mobile Home Park and Three Rivers Mobile Home Park will be served... — Updated 3/23/2020

 

Archbishop Murphy High School signing day

Five student-athletes from Archbishop Murphy High School committed to five different universities Feb. 24. Dominique Brooking - Cheer - Belmont Abbey College; Victor Gabalis -... — Updated 3/6/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

New preschool opens on Bothell-Everett Highway

Many new families are moving into the area, or are already here and expanding, and with that growth comes the need for child care. Choosing the right preschool can be difficult,... — Updated 2/21/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

Need a scholarship or two? 

As we move into spring, many high school seniors may be thinking about finals, graduation, senior trips, and starting college or trade school in the fall. Post-high school plans can be expensive. Mill Creek City Council has a... — Updated 2/21/2020

 

Jackson High School students named candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Juliana Mothersbaugh and Ahmed Ghaddah, graduating seniors at Henry M. Jackson High School, have been named as two of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2020 U.S. Presidential... — Updated 2/21/2020

 
 By Beacon staff    Schools

Don't forget to vote on the February 11 school bond

Update: As of Feb. 11 at 8:15 p.m., the $470 million Snohomish School District captial bond looks like it is going to fail, according to the County’s unofficial vote count published tonight. Bonds require at 60% majority to... — Updated 2/18/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

Orcas, frogs, rockets - oh my!

Mill Creek Elementary's annual Science Day made kids gasp in surprise during a rocket blast-off, smile in awe of a Pacific tree frog, and examine an orca tooth and other marine... — Updated 2/9/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

Swim for Life will teach kids a lifelong skill, for free

Learning to swim is an important skill for anyone, but especially in the Pacific Northwest, where residents are surrounded by water. Swim for Life, a nonprofit organization in Snohomish, has offered to teach all second-grade... — Updated 1/17/2020

 
 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

How do snow days affect summer break?

The first time a snow day is declared, kids and parents usually rejoice. The second day seems too good to be true. But by the third day, some begin to worry about how winter... — Updated 1/17/2020

 

Snohomish Education Foundation awards $25,000 to support incoming Glacier Peak High School freshmen

The Snohomish Education Foundation announced it has recently awarded $25,000 to the Snohomish School District’s new Summer Physical Education Credit Program for incoming freshmen at Glacier Peak and Snohomish High School. The... — Updated 12/24/2019

 
 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

New principal at Totem Falls Elementary

Totem Falls Elementary will be getting a new principal next year. Dr. Craig Church, the current principal of Emerson Elementary, will become the principal of Totem Falls next year.  Church has been a principal for more than 20... — Updated 12/20/2019

 

School District bonds on 2020 ballot

Editor's note: The tax rate for the Snohomish School District February 2020 bond was incorrect in the December 6 Mill Creek Beacon. It has been corrected here. In Washington state, schools are funded by federal, state and local tax... — Updated 12/17/2019

 

Transitional Kindergarten offered by Everett Public Schools in January

Everett Public Schools is offering Transitional Kindergarten for children who are not currently in an early learning program and are scheduled to enter kindergarten in the fall... — Updated 12/6/2019

 
 By Emily Gilbert    Schools

April Berg elected to Everett School Board

April Berg will be the only Mill Creek resident on the Everett Public School board after beating Brian Hollingshead of Everett in the November election. Berg will serve in a... — Updated 11/15/2019

 

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