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November High School Students of the Month

Each month, our high school programs select students to be recognized for their accomplishments and achievements. The photos and names of the November students are included below, and more information about each of these students is available on Edmonds School District News website.


Congratulations, to these 16 students!


november students of the month

Alderwood Middle School Teacher is November ‘Educator of the Month’

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Brett Schwartz, eighth-grade teacher at Alderwood Middle School, is the Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club November Educator of the Month.

“Students in Brett’s class read more books for class and are given more choice (which increases engagement) than most classrooms,” Principal Brian Stewart said. “She pushes students to not only complete a lot of work, but she has a lot of variety in her classroom.”

Congratulations, Brett!



Hawkeye Staff Earn National Awards

Mountlake Terrace student newspaper’s news and broadcast news writing cited

Two members of the Hawkeye staff earned national awards at the JEA/NSPA National Journalism Convention held recently in Dallas.

hawkeye staff earned national awardsOf the more than 5,000 attendees at the convention, 1,581 participated in on-site competitions where students are judged against tough national standards. The two award winners from the Hawkeye were:

  • Gavin Norley, a junior, who earned an “Excellent” in Broadcast News Writing

  • Nolan DeGarlais, a sophomore, who earned an “Excellent” in News Writing

Also participating in the convention were juniors Annika Prom and Ben Eyman, as well as senior Vivian Nowka-Keane.

The convention featured more than 250 workshops, sessions and presentations. Students and educators from nearly every state were in attendance, as well as participants from South Korea, China, Canada and the United Kingdom.


Congratulations, Hawkeye staff and broadcast students!


School Meals: How You Can Contribute to Assist Families in Need

Donations sought to pay down meal debts

Last Spring, we were pleased to share that generous contributions from our families and community erased existing student meal debts through the 2016-17 school year.

Understandably, we continue to have families in need who are unable to repay for meals provided to students. These are households who currently qualify for free or reduced price meals, but received meals prior to approval. This dollar amount fluctuates as those qualifying for the free and reduced program are identified and approved, but the total amount currently owed is more than $7,000 as of Nov. 27, 2017.

“Many individuals have expressed interest in assisting these families,” said Barbara Lloyd, Director of Food and Nutrition Services.

Donations can be made online at https://wa-edmonds-lite.intouchreceipting.com/. Funds can be designated for a particular school or be designated to go in the district meal donation fund account to be used for any family that needs assistance.

“While we have debt that has been incurred by full-priced pay families, we want to ensure those interested in donating that your contributions will go specifically to households that have qualified for free and reduced meals and incurred meal debts prior to qualification approval.”

If you have questions, please contact Jill Harrison at 425-431-7076.

Community Forum – Please Save the Date: District Director of Diversity, Equity and Outreach

Please join us at a Community Forum Dec. 11 to meet the candidates for our District’s next Director for the Diversity, Equity and Outreach Department. The names of candidates who will be invited to participate in the forum will be announced as soon as available.

The forum will held 6:00-8:00 pm at the Edmonds School District Educational Services Center (ESC), 20420 68th Ave W, Lynnwood in the Board Rooms. All are invited to come and provide input as a part of the selection process.

Foro Comunitario para las postulaciones a

Director de Diversidad, Equidad y Difusión

Por favor acompáñenos al Foro Comunitario que se celebrará el 11 de diciembre de 6:00 a 8:00 pm, con el fin de conocer a los candidatos postulados para el nuevo Director del departamento de Diversidad, Equidad y Difusión, en inglés como “Diversity, Equity and Outreach”, del Distrito Escolar de Edmonds. (Los nombres de los candidatos aún no están disponibles.)

El foro se llevará a cabo en las salas de juntas (board rooms) del Distrito Escolar de Edmonds, ubicado en 20420 68th Ave W, Lynnwood. Todos están invitados a venir y aportar sus comentarios como parte del proceso de selección.


Title VI Indian Education 2nd Annual PowWow

Communitywide event is Dec. 9 on the Woodway Campus


All are invited to attend the Title VI Indian Education 2nd Annual PowWow on Dec. 9.

The community gathering will feature arts and crafts activities, Indian tacos for sale, raffle giveaways and more. All dancers welcome!

DATE: Saturday, Dec. 9

TIME: 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Edmonds Heights K-12/Scriber Lake High School Gym, 23200 100th Avenue West, Edmonds, 98020.

For more information, contact Laura Wong-Whitebear, Indian Education Program Specialist, (425) 431-7133.


City of Lynnwood Seeks Input on Improving 168th Corridor

Long-sought pedestrian/vehicle safety changes are topic of community input session

The City of Lynnwood wants to make 168th Street SW between 44th Avenue and the Meadowdale playfields safe and comfortable for people traveling by all modes of transportation, especially students and families walking and bicycling to school.

The City seeks input from those who travel 168th, and is holding a “walkshop” on Dec. 11 where participants will experience the street together on foot.

DATE: Monday, Dec. 11

TIME: 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Beverly Elementary Library, 5221 168th Street SW, Lynnwood, 98037


RSVP on the City’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LynnwoodWA. For more information, contact Ngan Ha Yang, Project Manager, City of Lynnwood Public Works, (425) 670-5209.

Adult English Language Learner Classes

Long-standing program kicks-off next session Jan. 16

English classes for parents of children in the Edmonds School District begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7:00 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801 44th Avenue West.

Here are some important details:

  • Registration is onsite beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria;

  • Free extended learning time for children 3 to 10 years (only ages 3 to 10, please);

  • Two adult class levels: one beginner level and one intermediate level class.

“Please come and enjoy meeting other parents and learning English,” organizers said.

Clases de inglés para padres de niños en el distrito escolar de Edmonds comienzan el martes , 16 de enero, a las 7:00 de la tarde en la cafetería de la escuela secundaria Mountlake Terrace, 21801--44 Avenue West (avenida oeste). Puede registrarse a las 7:00 de la tarde en la cafetería.

Tenemos gratis tiempo adicional de aprendizaje para niños de 3 a 10 años de edad. (solamente 3 a 10 por favor)

Tendremos un comienzo y una clase de nivel intermedio.

Por favor venga y disfrute de conocer a otros padres y aprender inglés.

¡Nos vemos!



Superintendent McDuffy Invites All on School Tours

Dec. 6 tour visits Beverly & Meadowdale elementary schools, Meadowdale Middle

One of the Superintendent’s top priorities is to get to know individuals that make up our community and provide opportunities that showcase our learning in action.

superintendent mcduffy invites all on school toursAll are invited to join her on the second of four school tour opportunities* this school year!

Superintendent’s Community Lunch and School Tour

DATE: Wednesday, Dec. 6

TIME: 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: All tours begin and end in the Boardroom – Educational Services Center, 20420 68th Avenue West, Lynnwood, 98036.

The program includes:

  • Lunch and District update

  • School buses taking attendees to visit Beverly Elementary, Meadowdale Middle and Meadowdale Elementary ( a walk between Meadowdale Middle to Meadowdale Elementary is planned).

Attendees will meet students, principals and teachers, and see firsthand what great work is happening in our schools. Spanish interpretation will be available. If you’d like additional languages, need any other accommodations or have questions, please contact Oscar Halpert, halperto@edmonds.wednet.edu or 425-431-7045.

*Mark your calendars!

The Remaining Superintendent’s Community School Tours 2017-18

  • March 8, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

  • May 2, 2018 – 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


District Family Tech Day Was a Success

No-cost training was sponsored by the Diversity, Equity and Outreach’s Family Academy program


district family tech day was a success

Family members from around the District came together Oct. 28 at Edmonds-Woodway High School to learn about and spend hands-on time with the technology that their students use every day.

The Diversity, Equity and Outreach’s Family Academy program sponsored the no-cost training session, which covered everything from Internet safety for students and what to watch out for, to basic Skyward and Canvas instruction.district family tech day was a success

Families learned about the Chromebooks that students use for classes and homework and they were shown how to help their student(s) keep their hardware and software safe and virus-free.

family academy logoThey accessed syllabus and homework sites on Canvas and grading and attendance pages in Skyward, among other things, so the whole family can be involved in and better help their student(s) follow achievements and stay current with their classes during the school year.


School Performance Reports Available Online

2017-2018 School Performance Reports and School Improvement Plans are now available for viewing on the District’s website.


In the News



The Edmonds School District supports non-profit community organizations by providing information about program offerings. You may access the latest fliers approved for distribution to our families by clicking on this Community efliers link.

Save the Date

  • Wednesday, Dec. 6, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Superintendent’s Community Tour & Lunch at the Educational Services Center

  • Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7:00 p.m. Scriber Lake High School Information Meeting at the Former Woodway Campus Commons

  • Thursday, Dec. 7, 7:00 p.m. Special Education PTSA at the Educational Services Center

  • Friday, Dec. 8, EARLY RELEASE DAY (all grades)

  • Saturday, Dec. 9. 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Title VI Education 2nd Annual PowWow at the Edmonds Heights K-12/Scriber Lake High School Gym

  • Monday, Dec. 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Community Forum to meet the candidates for the new Director for the Diversity, Equity and Outreach department of the Edmonds School District

  • Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting at the Educational Services Center

  • Dec. 18-Jan. 1, NO SCHOOL Winter Break

  • Wednesday, Jan. 3, 7:00 p.m. Scriber Lake High School Information Meeting at the Former Woodway Campus Commons

  • Tuesday, Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting at the Educational Services Center

  • Monday, Jan. 15, NO SCHOOL – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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