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 By Brian Soergel    Schools

District students getting some days off

Edmonds School District students in the seventh through 12th grades are getting some days off in order to catch up before winter break. Three Wednesdays this month have been... — Updated 12/3/2020


School District Foundation gets $5K for headphones

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has received a $5,000 Boeing Sponsorship Award from The Boeing Co. Funds will be used for district’s Digital Access and Technology Support Project, which helps hundreds of children recei... — Updated 11/24/2020

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

For the whole world, now more than ever

When we first met Aaron Giebel in the pages of the Beacon, the 12-year-old was busy creating a publication called Cute Kitten News when not attending Madrona K-8 or delivering the B... — Updated 11/24/2020


Students artists selected; Balderas gets national position | School Briefs

Student artists selected for 2020-21 calendar During the School Board meeting Nov. 10, the Edmonds School District congratulated 50 student artists whose work was selected to be... — Updated 11/19/2020


ESD Capital Projects director is honored

Edmonds School District Director of Capital Projects Ed Peters, who has been with the district since 1999, has won a Lifetime Achievement Award through the Association for Learning... — Updated 11/19/2020


Verdant extends program to help feed EC students

Verdant Health Commission has extended its food assistance through the end of fall quarter for Edmonds College students experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.... — Updated 11/19/2020 Full story


Edmonds College awards $1.4 million in CARES Act funding to students

Edmonds College has awarded $1.4 million in federal CARES Act funding to students experiencing COVID-19-related financial hardships and are in need of emergency assistance. The one-... — Updated 11/12/2020


Edmonds School District bringing some students back | School Briefs

The Edmonds School District will bring some of its students back into our buildings for in-person learning next week. The district, in a news release, said it wants to assure the... — Updated 11/12/2020


Edmonds students make UW dean's list

Students from the Edmonds area have been named to the dean's list at the University of Washington for spring quarter 2020. To qualify for the list, a student must have completed at... — Updated 11/12/2020


$5K Sprouts grant to benefit Nourishing Network

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has been awarded a $5,000 Neighborhood Grant by the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation, an organization dedicated to nutrition... — Updated 11/5/2020


EC awarded over $1.1 million for materials science education

Edmonds College was awarded three grants this year for materials science education, totaling over $1.1 million. “These resources are vital,” said EC President Amit B. Singh. “Innovations in materials science have the... — Updated 11/5/2020


Edmonds School District marks 1 millionth free meal

Since March 16, the Edmonds School District's Food and Nutrition Services department has served more than 1 million free meals to kids up to age 18 in the community. Superintendent... — Updated 11/5/2020


Congrats to Edmonds-Woodway | School Briefs

100 years for Edmonds-Woodway Edmonds-Woodway High School has reached a significant milestone – 100 years as an accredited institution. Cognia – a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that accredits primary and secondary... — Updated 11/5/2020


Edmonds College Foundation awards over $277,000 in scholarships

The Edmonds College Foundation awarded over $277,000 in scholarships to 153 students for the 2020-21 academic year. "Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the foundation is... — Updated 11/5/2020


Edmonds College gets $2.2 million Title III grant

Edmonds College has been awarded a competitive federal Title III grant. EC will receive more than $2.2 million over a five-year period, with the college saying it will allow it to... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Enrollment drops in Edmonds School District

Enrollment in state 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 10/14/2020


Edmonds College gets community resource advocate

Edmonds College, Volunteers of America of Western Washington, and Verdant Health Commission have partnered to place a 2-1-1 community resource advocate at the EC campus. The CRA will serve students and local community members in... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Increasing COVID cases could delay return to school

At a community forum held on Zoom and YouTube Oct. 12, Edmonds School District Superintendent Gustavo Balderas and other administrators said a return to school could be paused as COVID-19 cases increase in Snohomish County.... — Updated 10/14/2020


E-W senior Athmar Al-Ghanim named Edmonds College student trustee

Athmar Al-Ghanim, a senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School, has been selected by the Edmonds College board of trustees as its eighth student trustee. She was appointed by Gov. Jay... — Updated 10/1/2020


Edmonds College opens new STEM and nursing building

Edmonds College is kicking off fall quarter with the opening of a new $54 million building dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and nursing. "This... — Updated 10/1/2020

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Edmonds College: Challenges ahead

Even before the coronavirus upended everything, the school previously known as Edmonds Community College had seen significant changes and additions. The name change, for one, to... — Updated 9/24/2020 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Baseball field spiffed up, thanks to Eagle Scout

One of the baseball bleachers at Lynndale Park is in good shape now, thanks to the efforts of a 15-year-old Edmonds boy and his Eagle Scout project. Oh, and Aaron Johnson also... — Updated 9/22/2020


Edmonds LEAP camp registration is now open

Registration is now open for L.E.A.P. (Learning Enhancements and Activities Program), a new distance-learning day camp hosted by the Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. Starting Oct. 19, the City says the... — Updated 9/17/2020 Full story


Health District: Elementary schools can plan for in-person instruction

Snohomish Health District health officer Dr. Chris Spitters said Friday, Sept. 11, that based on ongoing moderate but declining COVID-19 transmission, elementary schools can start to plan on resuming in-person instruction.... — Updated 9/17/2020 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

School District rehires 3 bus drivers for special-ed, tech programs

On Aug. 14, 175 Edmonds School District school bus drivers received notice that their jobs – and health insurance – would be eliminated at the end of the month. But on Tuesday, Sept. 11, the district recalled three school bus d... — Updated 9/17/2020


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