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Parents invited to help select Everett School District's new language arts curriculum materials

From an Everett Public Schools Press Release.

Everett Public Schools is launching the first of a three-phase process beginning in October 2013 to select sixth- through twelfth-grade English language arts curriculum materials. The first phase will focus on writing and two volunteer parents will be selected to assist in the process.

Two Everett School District high school seniors named as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program

Devon Mercer (Everett High School) and Saidutt Nimmagadda (Henry M. Jackson High School) are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Devon Mercer (Everett High School) and Saidutt Nimmagadda (Henry M. Jackson High School) are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They each have an opportunity to continue in the competition for one of the 8,000 National Merit Scholarships, worth about $35 million total, to be offered in the spring.

Everett School District announces second round of community bond planning meetings

Following the September 11th and 12th focus groups about high school needs, the September 16th and 18th open house sessions look at school construction needs for all grades in order to plan for a voter-approved 2014 bond issue.

In the next decade, an extra 1,400 students are expected to be attending Everett Public Schools. That would push the number of students enrolled to more than 20,000. Most of that growth is happening in the south end of the district where construction of single-family homes and apartments has resumed.

Technology Student Association awards for Jackson High School students and staff

The Technology Student Association (TSA) elects two national officers from Washington State, both from Jackson High School.

The Technology Student Association (TSA) elects two national officers from Washington State, both from Jackson High School.

Twenty students from the Henry M. Jackson High School Technology Student Association (TSA) and their advisors returned from the 35th Annual TSA National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida on July 3 bearing significant honors.

“We had many great accomplishments that have reached far beyond our past successes,” said Rick Wigre, TSA Advisor and recipient of the 2012-13 Advisor of the Year Award for Washington State.

AVID High school graduates received $500 gift cards to spend on college essentials at Mill Creek Fred Meyer

On June 11, 2013, the Rotary Club of Everett's Next Generation Project high school graduates converged upon the Mill Creek Fred Meyer with $500 gift cards to use for college essentials.

On June 11, 2013, the Rotary Club of Everett's Next Generation Project high school graduates converged upon the Mill Creek Fred Meyer with $500 gift cards to use for college essentials.

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase school wide learning and performance. Its goal is to inspire and support all students to make college a reality.

Most AVID students are the first in their families to attend college. They may have little or no support to make that destiny change a reality.

Navy JROTC Cadets test dive submersibles

Student Cadets attending the Everett High School Navy (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) JROTC program just completed their introduction to naval engineering unit.

Student Cadets attending the Everett High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program just completed their introduction to naval engineering unit. For eight weeks, Naval Science 1 Cadets from Everett, Cascade and Jackson High schools studied naval mechanical, materials, electrical and project management engineering.

At the end of the unit, all 13 teams gathered around the Everett YMCA of Snohomish County pool to test their Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) in watery action–the most highly anticipated part of the study unit. With the help and support of the Naval Station Everett Fleet Diving Detachment, the Cadet’s ROVs operated well.

Colton’s Army gives thanks to Mill Creek Elementary students, staff and community.

Lisa Foslien's fifth-grade class of Mill Creek Elementary recently coordinated a garage and bake sale to raise over $2,500 for Colton's Army, a volunteer group dedicated to help in Colton Matter's battle with cancer.

Lisa Foslien's fifth-grade class of Mill Creek Elementary recently coordinated a garage and bake sale to raise over $2,500 for Colton's Army, a volunteer group dedicated to help in Colton Matter's battle with cancer.

Colton's Army is a community of more than a thousand people (and growing every day) in support of a local hero, Colton Matter. Colton was diagnosed with a form of high-risk leukemia on his third day of fourth–grade and has since battled this same cancer three times over the past four years.

Jackson High School student received prestigious honor from 5th Avenue Theatre Awards

H.M. Jackson High School student Dan Cho received a prestigious honor from 5th Avenue Theatre Awards: Honoring High School Musical Theater on May 29, 2013.

H.M. Jackson High School student Dan Cho received a prestigious honor from 5th Avenue Theatre Awards: Honoring High School Musical Theater on May 29, 2013.

This is the first time in three years a student from Jackson has been nominated!

Colleen Miller, Drama instructor at H.M. Jackson High School, announced “Dan Cho received a prestigious honor yesterday from the 5th Avenue Theatre High School Awards.

Jackson High School students win awards and cash at WSU STEM fair

The team of Indira Rayala, Hannah Cho, and Celia Evans from Jackson High School earned first place in the Biofuels Challenge for their research at WSU's Imagine Tomorrow STEM Fair.

On May 18-19, 2013 four teams comprised of ten students from the H.M. Jackson High School’s Engineering and Research club competed against students representing 54 schools from Washington, Idaho and Montana at a STEM fair called Imagine Tomorrow hosted by Washington State University in Pullman.

The team of Indira Rayala, Hannah Cho, and Celia Evans earned first place in the Biofuels Challenge for their research entitled “The Effect on Methane Production during the Anaerobic Digestion of Cow Manure Along with Bio-degradable Plastic.” This award earned each team member $1,000 and $5,000 for Jackson High School.

Four teams consisting of ten students: Miranda Aiken, Hannah Cho, Celia Evans, Artyom Kozorezov, Akshy Palanisamy, Shruti Parikh, Brooke Parsons, Indira Rayala, Anastasia Redina and Madison Warnke, competed in this STEM fair.

The school also brought home the award for Best Project by a Team from a Newly Participating School. That newbie award earned each of the ten students $100 and another $500 for Jackson High School.

Jackson High School students win highest honors at International DECA Conference

H.M. Jackson DECA chapter members earned the organization’s highest honors at DECA’s 67th annual International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California, April 24-27, 2013.

H.M. Jackson DECA chapter members earned the organization’s highest honors at DECA’s 67th annual International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California, April 24-27, 2013.

Breanna Fee and Chase Weholt, took first place at the National DECA conference. Of 212 school-based enterprise manuals that were submitted for the 2013 certification review, Fee’s and Weholt’s project and presentation placed first in the nation.

“This is quite an accomplishment for H.M. Jackson High School.  I believe it’s the first time in Everett school district history for a first place showing!” said advisor, George Brush. “Jackson’s last recognition was for third place in 2001.”

Caitlin White also made the district proud by being one of the top 20 finalists in the Food Marketing category.

Everett School District publishes school start and stop time survey results

Survey results show many respondents want no change to the current school start and dismissal times although almost as many wanted some middle schools and high schools to start 20 minutes earlier.

The Everett School District published the results of their school start and stop time survey on April 26, 2013. Survey results show many respondents want no change to the current school start and dismissal times although almost as many wanted some middle schools and high schools to start 20 minutes earlier.

The least number of survey respondents wanted some schools to start 10 minutes earlier and some schools 10 minutes later.

Interestingly, it was the respondents with elementary school students that preferred some middle and high schools to start 20 minutes earlier while the respondents with middle and high school students wanted to keep the current schedule.

Nominate your favorite Washington State educator for KCTS 9's Golden Apple Award

Do you know an outstanding educator or educational program making a difference in your community? Send in a nomination for KCTS 9's 22nd Annual Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Education.

Do you know an outstanding educator or educational program making a difference in your community? Share their successes with the rest of Washington state by sending in a nomination for KCTS 9's 22nd Annual Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Education.

Any person contributing time or services in Washington state schools from pre K through grade 12 can be nominated. Teachers, administrators, school staff and volunteers, specific education or community programs, and local businesses are all eligible for nomination. Students, parents, teachers and community members can all submit nominations.

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