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 By Emily Gilbert    Schools    January 17, 2020 

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 weather may affect summer...

 
 By Emily Gilbert    Schools    January 17, 2020 

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 students in the...

 

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 years and has worked...

 

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 grant provided staff...

 

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 of 2020. The...

 

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 dollars. A bond ra...

 

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 director-at-large...

 

Snohomish Education Foundation raises over $263,000 at annual auction

In just one student-focused evening, community members gave $263,000 – all of which will support classroom activities in K-12 schools and add to scholarship funds available for graduating high schoo...

 

Jackson High students pledge not to vape

The “No Vape Pledge” kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 22. A freshman student took a stand against the deadly outbreak that has led to over a thousand lung illnesses and more than two dozen deaths nationwide. Earlier this month, freshman Katerina...

 

Cedar Wood Elementary ranked first place in Puget Sound top 100

The Puget Sound Business Journal has named Cedar Wood Elementary School the best elementary school in the Puget Sound region. “So proud of my staff and students!” Principal Bruce Rhodes said. “Proud to collaborate and lead this great...

 

Jackson students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Four students from Jackson High School were named Washington State National Merit Scholarship semifinalists last month. Juliana Mothersbaugh, Emilia Peterson, Priyanka Rao, and Ethan Thong received...

 

North Middle School held a community open house Oct. 17

North Middle School opened its doors this fall and welcomed students, staff, and the community to a new 21st century learning space. The school is designed to promote collaboration, according to a news release from Everett Public Schools. Voters...

 

New Trustees at Cascadia College

Gov. Jay Inslee recently appointed Colleen Ponto and Meghan Quint to open seats on Cascadia College’s Board of Trustees.   Current board chair Julie Miller is stepping down after 10 years. The other open seat belonged to Nancee Hofmeister, who...

 

$470 million capital bond aims to rebuild schools and enhance safety

The Snohomish School District Board approved a measure asking voters to consider a $470 million capital bond in the Feb. 11 election.  This funding would rebuild aging elementary schools, enhance safety and security in all K-12 facilities, and...

 

Cascadia College students make global impact through internships

Three of Cascadia College's sustainability students are returning to Bothell after interning at various organizations in the Northwest and abroad.  Students in the college's Bachelors of Applied...

 

Free swim lessons for Snohomish School District second graders

Swim for Life is offering a free session of group swim lessons to every second grader enrolled in the Snohomish School District for the 2019-2020 school year.  Sessions are typically four or five weeks long, and classes are offered once or twice a...

 

Last stop on the Listening Tour: Jackson High School

New Everett Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ian Saltzman held three listening tours over the past two weeks, wrapping up the tour with a stop at Jackson High School. The community listening events t...

 

Last stop on the Listening Tour: Jackson High School

New Everett Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ian Saltzman held three listening tours over the past two weeks, wrapping up the tour with a stop at Jackson High School. The community listening events...

 

Everett Public Schools celebrates highlights from summer

The Aug. 27 Everett Public Schools Board meeting focused on summer highlights as the new school year comes to a start. The board recognized School Teacher of the Year award recipient Mary Elizabeth Branch and nominee Megan Williams. “Mary Elizabeth...

 
 By Dan Aznoff    Schools    August 1, 2019

Jackson mom pushes her One Everett platform

Her warm smile indicates April Berg is sincere when she talks about the changes she would like to implement as a member of the Everett Public Schools board. The firm handshake is proof. The Mill... Full story

 
 By Kate Agbayani    Schools    July 18, 2019

Jackson student circulates petition to advance his own mission

A sophomore at Jackson High School is using methods from the ’60s to address modern-day concerns at his school. Minuk (Tony) Kim has created a petition to challenge what he calls systematic issues...

 

Bus ride and board meeting highlight first days on the job

Dr. Ian B. Saltzman wasted no time meeting the people and reviewing the sites he will oversee as the 25th superintendent of Everett Public Schools. The district’s top administrator spent his first...

 
 By Kate Agbayani    Schools    June 21, 2019

Cohn plans to hit the road after 10 years with Everett Public Schools

Everett public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gary Cohn never expected to work for the district for as long as he has, but after 10 years as the top administrator for one of the largest school districts...

 

Boundary revisions proposed to reduce overcrowding at Jackson

If approved by the school board, the recommendations from the select committee tasked with exploring potential solutions for the overcrowded classrooms at Jackson High School could reduce enrollment by as much as 400 students in the 2023 school year...

 

Jackson’s robotics team, Jack in the Bot, wins 3rd competition of the season

Henry M. Jackson High School’s FIRST Robotics team 2910, Jack In The Bot, competed at the Glacier Peak event March 23-24. The team’s students and mentors designed and engineered a robot with...

 

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