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 By Jana Hill    Schools

Mill Creek schools on-track for onsite learning

Schools serving Mill Creek were already moving toward reopening classrooms as the state delivered a push this week. In a March 15 announcement, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a... — Updated 3/25/2021 Full story

 By Ian Saltzman    Schools

Paraeducators needed in schools

Dear friends and neighbors, We all know the saying “life is like a roller coaster” and that has never been more true than during this last year of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been a roller-coaster ride for our children, staff... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Jana Hill    Schools

Bothell teacher lauded for STEM teaching

Woodside Elementary's Allison Greenberg was one of three in the state honored recently for science teaching. The Bothell area science teacher and STEM coordinator is a finalist in t... — Updated 3/4/2021

 By Jana Hill    Schools

Hybrid education off to a good start

"Let’s play freeze tag!" Dressed for school with the COVID-era school uniform – that ear-to-ear, nose-to-chin cloth cover – Shyla Gardenhire started recess just as a kindergar... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By Jana Hill    Schools

Lines drawn

Students at Seattle Hill Elementary walk to class on a walkway that is painted like a road. Dashes mark the centerline, intended to keep students on one side or the other, walking... — Updated 2/26/2021


Asymptomatic COVID-19 studied

Students, teachers, and staff in Snohomish School District schools are participating in a COVID-19 testing project with researchers at the University of Washington (UW) to gain new... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story

 By Jana Hill    Schools

Banding together

Key Club at Jackson High School has plans: help people, give back, repeat. The 160-member youth service organization is a partner to Kiwanis, with both service organizations aimed... — Updated 2/25/2021

 By Jana Hill    Schools

New report measures COVID data as schools re-open

As schools re-open, momentum toward full capacity depends on data. A report released Feb. 13 by the Snohomish Health District and backed by the Washington state Department of... — Updated 2/25/2021 Full story


Washington State Superintendent of the Year named

Michelle Reid, superintendent of the Northshore School District, was named the 2021 Superintendent of the Year by the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA). The ann... — Updated 2/24/2021


Students warmly welcomed to Mill Creek area schools

Dear friends and neighbors: We are happy to have started 2021 by bringing some of our students back into the classroom. While our teachers and staff have been doing an amazing job in remote learning, there is something very... — Updated 2/19/2021

 By Jana Hill    Schools

Hybrid program roll-out expands at Everett Public Schools

On Monday, Feb. 8, Everett Public Schools began a hybrid-model program for first-graders and kindergarteners in the Mill Creek area, combining remote and onsite learning. The... — Updated 2/11/2021

 By Jana Hill    Schools

Hybrid program kicked off Feb. 8

Everett Public Schools expanded online learning options for students in the Mill Creek area. On Monday, Feb. 8, first-graders and kindergarteners began a hybrid-model program. The... — Updated 2/10/2021 Full story


Everett Public Schools announces dual language opportunity

Everett Public Schools will offer a dual-language Spanish immersion program beginning in September 2021. The bilingual program is from kindergarten through the senior year in high... — Updated 2/4/2021


Hi-Q defending champion is near Mill Creek

Ten high schools will vie for the championship of Washington Hi-Q in in its forty-seventh season. Competition begins Tuesday with a contest featuring defending champion Archbishop... — Updated 2/3/2021


State unveils COVID-19 vaccination plan for school employees

Equitably and safely vaccinating Washington state educators and school staff is the goal of the new "Get Ready" plan announced Friday, Jan. 29, by State Schools Superintendent... — Updated 1/31/2021 Full story

 By Jana Hill    Schools

Everett Public Schools starts larger hybrid program

Editor's comment: This story will update between Jan. 29 and Feb. 4, if anything changes in the hybrid schools rollout at Everett Public Schools. The Mill Creek Beacon is available... — Updated 1/29/2021


Glacier Peak students can apply for scholarships

Glacier Peak and other Snohomish School District students preparing for college can access information on how to pay for it, by viewing the 100-plus scholarships specifically for... — Updated 1/25/2021


Snohomish School District discusses in-person learning

The Snohomish School District is inviting families to a Virtual Town Hall, Thursday night. The district includes schools serving Mill Creek families, such as Seattle Hill... — Updated 1/15/2021 Full story

 By Jana Hill    Schools

Archbishop Murphy prepares for hybrid launch

Archbishop Murphy High School is preparing to bring back students to a hybrid model on Jan. 4, after spending time easing into the practices around onsite schooling, during COVID-19... — Updated 1/15/2021


Holiday wishes from Ian Saltzman

Dear Friends, I hope you had a refreshing and safe Thanksgiving with your family. Despite it being a challenging year, there are many things to celebrate this holiday season. We are learning resiliency and new ways of doing... — Updated 12/4/2020 Full story


Everett Schools have 'Board of Distinction'

Everett Public Schools board of directors is being honored as a Board of Distinction. Each year the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) program establishes... — Updated 11/6/2020


It is about the kids

For over a year now, I have been writing a monthly column about things happening in the school district and your local schools. We have been through some challenging and exciting times. Our teachers, staff and board members have... — Updated 11/6/2020

 By Ian Saltzman    Schools

Everett Schools are off to a great start

It is officially fall and we have had a great first month of school. Teachers and staff were prepared for the 100% remote learning and have been engaging with students in new and exciting ways. We have seen high attendance and... — Updated 11/4/2020

 By Jana Hill    Schools

Everett schools plan for small groups

Everett Public Schools plans to bring back 175 students for onsite education, with a goal of return set for Nov. 2. “With the precautions we are putting in place in our buildings... — Updated 10/18/2020

 By Jana Hill    Schools

COVID may impact local school budgets

Enrollment in area schools has dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic as parents balance choices for education and health, and more families delay kindergarten. The Office of the... — Updated 10/16/2020


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