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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


CRI: Volunteer committee of retirees pivots during a pandemic

Higher education has been impacted at all levels by the worldwide pandemic, and even continuing education has had to pivot its approach to educating students of all ages and... — Updated 9/11/2020


Two EC faculty contribute to fifth edition of renowned English textbook

Edmonds College Intensive English Program faculty Kelly Roberts Weibel and Ruth Voetmann contributed to the fifth edition of "Fundamentals of English Grammar," a classic textbook... — Updated 9/3/2020


Foundation gets $40,000 grant from Mountlake Terrace

The Foundation for Edmonds School District, in partnership with Calvary Fellowship and the Mountlake Terrace Community Foundation, has received a $40,000 grant from the City of Mountlake Terrace. Funding through the CARES Act will... — Updated 9/3/2020


Carolyn Douglas appointed to PR position at WGU

Western Governors University (WGU) has announced the appointment of Edmonds resident Carolyn Douglas as regional manager of communications and outreach. Douglas brings more than 25... — Updated 9/3/2020

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

City program will provide daytime programs for school-aged youth

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, the City Council unanimously approved the hiring of two staff for a new program called LEAP – Learning Enhancement & Activity Program. The approval allows the City to move forward with recruiting, hiring, and... — Updated 9/3/2020


Scriber Lake honor; school fair; volunteering opportunities | School Briefs

Scriber Lake teacher and dean Kanoe C. Vierra gets national award Kanoe C. Vierra, a teacher and dean of students at Scriber Lake High School in Edmonds, will receive the... — Updated 8/19/2020


Underway: A new ship for Sons of Norway

"Thor" is being restored. Edmonds resident and student Xander Siqveland's Eagle Scout project is repairing Edmonds' Sons of Norway's historic Viking Ship parade float. Work began... — Updated 8/18/2020


College grant to assist health-care training for low-income students

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $3 million grant to Edmonds College for its health-care training program for low-income students. The program, Innovations in Creating Access To Careers in Healthcare... — Updated 8/5/2020


Foundation receives $10,000 grant for food assistance

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has received a $10,000 grant from Albertsons Companies Foundation. The grant will fund free meals and food assistance for children and families in south Snohomish County facing economic... — Updated 8/5/2020

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Remote control: In-home learning for students

To say the lives of The Edmonds School District students, parents, and caregivers have changed over the last five months would be stating the obvious. Day care? After-school... — Updated 8/5/2020 Full story


School District picks hybrid approach for returning students

The Edmonds School District plans to have students return to school this fall, but the coronavirus pandemic means there will be noticeable differences. Based on state and local... — Updated 7/16/2020


Police are out at E-W, Meadowdale

The Edmonds School District board on June 23 voted 5-0 not to renew an interlocal contract with the City of Edmonds for a police school resource officer at Edmonds-Woodway. They... — Updated 7/7/2020


New principal, assistant superintendent | School Briefs

Edmonds-Woodway selects new principal Allison Larsen has been selected as the new principal at Edmonds-Woodway High School. She has been the interim principal since May. Prior to that, she was an assistant principal at... — Updated 7/2/2020

 By Julia Leonard    Schools

E-W senior overcomes surgeries on her way to the UW

Mia Oscarsson was 7 when she had her first ear surgery. Four surgeries were planned in total, where surgeons took cartilage from her rib cage and used it to create the outer portion... — Updated 6/24/2020


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