School Briefs

Edmonds School Board accepting applications for open position

Apr 03, 2014

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors is accepting applications for an open position.

The Board agreed during it's March 26 meeting to open Position No. 4 for nominations.

School Board President Susan Phillips resigned from the position earlier in the month to spend more time with her family and support her husband through a health issue.

Anyone interested in the position must live within the Director District No. 4 (click here for a map of districts).

The appointed candidate will serve until the next regularly schedule school board election in November 2015. If elected in November 2015, the person would also need to run for a full, four-year term in November 2017.

Nomination forms are due by April 4. Those nominated will be asked to apply for the position by April 17.

To learn more contact Chris Hansen at (425) 431-7003 or via email at


Meadowdale students win awards at science and engineering fair

Two students from Meadowdale High School recently competed in the Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair, winning prizes.

Jason Yim and Kurt Blancaflor competed in the annual event for students in King and Snohomish counties which rewards innovative student research.

Yim took third place in the physics and astronomy category, while Blancaflor earned honorable mention in the electoral and mechanical engineering category

Both students earned spots in the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair on April 5-6.


Meadowdale students visit UW Physics lab

Sixteen students in the Meadowdale advanced physics class spent a Saturday at the University of Washington's physics lab, learning about high-energy physics experiments.

Students took a tour of the UW laboratories on Saturday, March 15 where muon detectors for CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) were designed and constructed. They also saw some of the detectors in use, as well as what the next phase of development will look like.

Meadowdale also participated in a teleconference with similar groups in Minneapolis and Mexico City, along with an LHC scientist in Illinois.

Students who participated in the trip include Chris Arthur, Kaung Aye, Nick Bartish, Annelise Blanchard, Novin Changizi, Kaylan Cummins, Kendall Devries, Megan Hoppe, Peter Kelley, Chris Lock, Micah Lund, Andrew McCoy, Tucker Newberg, Michael Savell, Courtney Shaw, Mark Steinke and Gregory Zacharia.


Edmonds School District named best community for music education

The Edmonds School District was recently honored as one of the best music education communities in the area.

NAMM Foundation recognized the Edmonds district for its continued commitment to music education, naming it a Best Communities for Music Education. Edmonds is one of 376 district across the country, and one of only two in the state, to earn the award in 2014.

The award is the sixth in a row for Edmonds and eighth overall since the NAMM Foundation began giving it 15 years ago.

The district thanked the music staff for continuing to provide excellent opportunities for students.


Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale student art highlighted at Schack Art Center

Several students from Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale High Schools will have their photography on display at the Schack Art Center through the end of April.

As part of the Black & White Photography contest exhibit, local students earned awards for their work, which will be celebrated during a special reception on April 17.

Nate McCarthy, from Edmonds-Woodway, received first place in the grades 9-10 category, while Allison Downs, also from Edmonds-Woodway, took first place in the grade 11-12 category.

From Meadowdale, Bracken Hibbord earned a juror select award, while Meadowdale's Tara Popeat and Edmonds-Woodway's Camille Perrine both earned honorable mentions.

The exhibit will be on display through April 29. The reception on April 17 will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.



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