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Everett School District

Teachers and Everett School District reach tentative contract agreement

Teachers and Everett School District reach tentative contract agreement

First day of school set for Wednesday, Sept. 5

District and teacher negotiations end Tuesday morning with tentative contract agreement

District and teacher union representatives announced a tentative contract agreement that includes an item students, families and staff have been waiting for – the first day of school for 2012-13 is Wednesday, Sept. 5.

2012 Stuff the Bus campaign a success

The Everett Public Schools Foundation's 2012 Stuff the Bus campaign was a success.

From an Everett School District news release.

Because of the communities' generosity and enthusiasm for helping each student begin school with the supplies needed to start on the first day, the Everett Public Schools Foundation Stuff the Bus third annual campaign has been an overwhelming success. In June, the district's 26 schools reported that an estimated 1,700 backpacks with supplies would be needed by students this fall.

Everett Public Schools hosts second STEM Symposium

Everett School District hosts second STEM Symposium

The skills represented in the acronym STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics are highly sought by employers today. STEM workers also earn more. According to a 2011 US Department of Commerce report, STEM jobs have grown three times faster than non-STEM jobs in the last 10 years. The report predicts they will continue to do so for the next decade. During the economic downturn, more STEM workers stayed employed than did non-stem workers.

In a second of its community education symposiums, the district’s STEM Symposium on August 22 and 23 will bring educators and business leaders together to plan STEM partnerships. The goal is to leverage local resources and expertise to help infuse STEM instruction into all classrooms so students are ready to lead and shape the future.

2012 Stuff the Bus event at Central Market

Mill Creek’s Stuff the Bus for Kids event, sponsored by the Everett Public Schools Foundation, will be held at Central Market August 16-19.

Mill Creek’s Stuff the Bus for Kids event, sponsored by the Everett Public Schools Foundation, will be held at Central Market beginning tomorrow. Volunteers will be collecting school supply donations in yellow school buses, which will be parked outside for four days, from August 16th to 19th from 9 AM until 5 PM.

The Everett Public Schools Foundation will be trying to fill over 1,700 support requests from all 26 schools in the Everett School District - a reflection of the number of students who need community support to ensure that each student has school supplies needed to begin school ready to learn.

Stuff the Bus needs volunteers

The Everett School District is looking for volunteers for multiple Stuff the Bus community events in August.

The Everett School District is looking for volunteers for multiple Stuff the Bus community events in August.

Two ways to Feel Good this month

  1. Help Stuff the Bus August 16th, 17th, and 19th.
  2. Help stuff backpacks August 23rd, 24th, 27th, and 28th.

Gathering supplies and packing backpacks helps each student have tools for school success.

Jackson High students take top honors at national technical conference

Jackson High students take top honors at national technical conference

Sophomores Sri and Sai Nimmagadda (pictured back row, center with trophy) came home from Nashville, Tennessee last month with first place wins from the National Technology Student Association (TSA) Conference. Approximately 4,500 students from the United States, Germany, and Turkey attended the technical conference.

The winning duo traveled to the competition as members of the Jackson High TSA team with advisor Rick Wigre (pictured above, front left).

Drugstores help fight the whooping cough epidemic in Snohomish County

Drugstores help fight the whooping cough epidemic in Snohomish County

Twenty-one local drugstores have joined the fight to knock down the whooping cough epidemic in Snohomish County. The Snohomish Health District supplies the pharmacies with free vaccine from the Sanofi Pasteur AmeriCares patient assistance program for uninsured, low-income adults.

Since the beginning of June, the stores so far have administered nearly 450 doses of whooping cough vaccine to low-income or uninsured adults. Pharmacies charge $10 to $15 to give the shot – the vaccine itself is no cost to the client.

Cedar Wood Elementary school students connect with First Nations cultures

Cedar Wood Elementary School students connect with First Nations cultures

Cedar Wood Elementary teacher Dianne Lundberg’s vision of a year-long social studies initiative for third-, fourth- and fifth-grade came to life this year. She designed the program with a goal of students understanding that the cultural and physical environment in which they live impacts their lives. “I knew that they could learn more about themselves and gain respect for others by better understanding these influences,” explained Lundberg.

All Everett School District elementary schools earn award

Everett School District elementary schools win HealthierUS Challenge Awards

All 17 elementary schools in Everett Public Schools have been recognized as HealthierUS Schools. The HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) is a key component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to end childhood obesity. The award recognizes schools that support healthy eating through the lunch program, nutrition education, and physical education both during and after school.

Each school receives a monetary incentive of $500, an award plaque signed by a USDA official, and a banner to display. School names will be added to the HUSSC website which lists national winners.

Everett School Board approves construction contract for new high school tracks

Everett School District approves new tracks at Jackson High School and Cascade High School

Everett School Board Vice President Ed Peterson announced that both Jackson High School and Cascade High School will have new athletic tracks in time for the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, "I am pleased today that we are in a position to approve the construction of new tracks at Cascade and Jackson high schools."

He was speaking at the Tuesday evening board meeting when the board awarded the tracks’ construction contract bid to A-1 Landscaping and Construction, Inc. The Snohomish County company submitted a base bid of $982,645 to have synthetic tracks in place at Cascade and Jackson high schools for fall 2012. Based upon that bid, the final construction cost, including sales tax, fees, permits, testing, inspection, project oversight and potential change orders, is estimated at $1,375,645.

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