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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...

 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...


Forest View inventor invited to national convention

Forest View Elementary School fourth grader Callia Park couldn’t stand not getting the last few ounces of her shampoo out of the bottle. Park solved the irritating problem by creating a “tilted...


Horticultural scholarships available

The Mukilteo Way Garden Club is accepting applications for a scholarship for students who want to study in fields of horticulture or a related area. Applications and more information are available at or by request by mail at Mukilteo...

 By Dan Aznoff    Schools    April 4, 2019

Legislators in Olympia scramble to fund school construction

The state Senate failed to approve an amendment to the state constitution that would have lowered the percentage of votes needed to approve bond issues that could have been used to add new classrooms and build new schools. The vote has a direct... Full story

 By Dan Aznoff    Schools    March 15, 2019

Heatherwood's Mary Poppins ready to float onto the stage at Jackson High

The performers will be ready and the parents will be nervous when the curtain goes up on the Heatherwood Middle School production of Mary Poppins on Friday night, March 22. “Yes, I’ve seen the...


City Council selects Glacier Peak senior as AWC scholarship nominee

Glacier Peak student Elijah Beals was named the city’s nominee for a prestigious Center for Quality Communities Scholarship warded each year by the Association of Washington Cities. Beals was named...


Jackson jazz choir takes top honors at Lionel Hampton Festival

The Jackson High Jazz Choir and soloist Bianca Moya took top honors at the University of Idaho’s 2019 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival on Friday, Feb. 22. The festival, in its 52nd year, features two days of student competitions, workshops and clinics... Full story

 By Dan Aznoff    Schools    January 18, 2019

Cohn announces his retirement after 10 years with Everett Public Schools

The Board of Directors for Everett Public Schools held a hastily scheduled meeting this week to begin the search process for a new superintendent after Dr. Gary Cohn announced his plan to retire at...

 By Dan Aznoff    Schools    October 18, 2018

School board considers another bond in 2020

The Everett Public Schools board approved creation of a committee to study whether to give voters a second chance to approve a bond measure to pay for construction of new classrooms and improvements to deal with overcrowded classrooms. About 20,000... Full story


Edmonds CC breaks ground for new STEM building, opening 2020

Edmonds Community College celebrated the groundbreaking of its Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Building, which is set to open late spring 2020, on Sept. 12. “This new state-of-the-art...


Everett teachers retain highest-paid status under new 2-year agreement

One happy teacher at Jackson High School has already hired a real estate agent and started her search for the home she thought she would never be able to afford. Jared Kink, president of the Everett Education Association, told The Beacon that the...

 By Dan Aznoff    Schools    July 6, 2018

School board delays action on overcrowding at Jackson

Any solution to deal with overcrowding at Jackson High School will be delayed for more than two years to give officials with Everett Public Schools time to study possible solutions and give parents time to prepare for changes. Directors of the...


EPS board approves changes to elementary boundaries, postpones any action on Jackson until July

The Everett Public Schools board approved the recommendations of the Elementary Boundary Committee Tuesday night with only minor changes, but delayed any decision on options for crowded classrooms at Jackson High School until the board meeting... Full story


Board will set elementary boundaries at June 19 meeting

The Everett Public School board will take a final vote on recommendations for new elementary school boundaries at its regular meeting on June 19. The new boundaries in the superintendent’s recommendation create a service area for Elementary No. 18,... Full story


Jackson High senior earns international grand prize

Presenting projects that rivaled a graduate student’s thesis, from diagnosing Parkinson’s disease through face imaging, to an autonomous window cleaning robot for high rise buildings, to an...


Jackson senior is finalist for International BioGENEius Challenge

Henry M. Jackson High School senior Sriharshita Musunuri was named one of the 15 finalists for the International BioGENEius Challenge, the premier competition for high school students – from across...

 By Paul Archipley    Schools    May 31, 2018

Innovative ideas blossom at session on JHS overcrowding

Plenty of out-of-the-box thinking has produced some novel ideas on how to solve overcrowding at Henry M. Jackson High School. Why not offer more online courses? How about two-story portables? Run a new bond measure for a less expensive middle...


Annual multicultural night attracts 350 to Woodside Elementary

Family and friends made up only a portion of the estimated 350 people who attended the annual Multicultural Night at Woodside Elementary School last month. Students at the school shared displays,... Full story

 By Dan Aznoff    Schools    May 17, 2018

School district defends controversial boundary proposal

The media firestorm created by one Mill Creek parent has forced Everett Public School officials to justify their initial boundaries for two elementary schools as based on the district’s core values...


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