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Woodside Elementary principal earns $5,000 LASER award

Woodside Elementary School principal Dr. Betty Cobbs was awarded the annual Science Education Advocate Award by the Washington State Leadership and Assistance Education Reform

Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) selected just five recipients for its annual Science Education Advocate Award. Two of those recipients have Everett connections. One is Dr. Betty Cobbs, long-time school district leader who is now principal at Woodside Elementary. The other recipient and only organization on the winners’ list is Imagine! Children’s Museum in downtown Everett.

Thanks to the Boeing Company, each of the state’s five winners has earned $5,000 to be given to the not-for-profit public education entity of their choice to use to benefit science education. Dr. Cobbs has chosen to award her $5,000 to Woodside Elementary School’s PTA. When asked why she chose that group, Cobbs explained, “PTA advocates for the well-being and education of all students. In addition, the Woodside PTA provides enrichment resources for our students. The funds will be reserved for expanding the library collection of non-fiction science books for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.”

Community Prom Fair for local high school students

The Mill Creek Youth Advisory Board members, sponsored by Mill Creek Parks & Recreation, and the Jackson High School ASB are hosting the first Community Prom Fair for local high school students.

The Mill Creek Youth Advisory Board members, sponsored by Mill Creek Parks & Recreation, and the Jackson High School ASB are hosting the first Community Prom Fair for local high school students on April 23, 2013.

Consignment prom dresses are available for a suggested donation of $10 or bring a semi-formal or formal dress to exchange for another dress.

Gift certificates will be raffled off to students who attend the fair.

Students must bring their current school ID card to attend event.

Businesses participating in this event include:

  • DSW
  • Elle Marie Hair Studio
  • Bothell Florist
  • Frances Grace Hair Salon
  • Stadium Flowers
  • Celsius Hair Salon
  • The Split End Salon
  • Accent on Appearances
  • The Tux Shop
  • Kaycee Makeup Artistry

Jackson High School’s new all-weather track dedicated

Everett Public Schools and City of Mill Creek officials dedicated the Timberwolves’ new all-weather track on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

The days of running through and around mud puddles are over for the Jackson High School track team. Everett Public Schools and City of Mill Creek officials dedicated the Timberwolves’ new all-weather track on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Although the construction of the new track was completed in time for last fall’s cross-country season, the dedication ceremony was saved for the beginning of the track season.

Jackson High School Jazz Ensembles to perform at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

On Monday, March 25, 2013, all three of the Jackson High School jazz bands will be performing at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley.

On Monday, March 25, 2013, all three of the Jackson High School jazz bands will be performing at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley.

Reservations can be made at www.jazzalley.com or by calling 206-441-9729.

These three Jackson High School jazz bands were recently featured at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho.

Sheriff’s Office to officially launch School Services Unit

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will officially launch the newly formed School Services Unit Friday, March 15, 2013, at Woodside Elementary School in unincorporated Snohomish County.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will officially launch the newly formed School Services Unit Friday, March 15, 2013, at Woodside Elementary School in unincorporated Snohomish County near Mill Creek.

After the Dec. 14, 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Sheriff John Lovick proposed the School Services Unit to address his vision that the Sheriff’s Office be a school safety resource to our county’s unincorporated schools.

“As far as we know the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office School Services Unit approach to school safety is the first of its kind in the state of Washington, possibly even the nation,” said Sheriff Lovick. “It builds on establishing and maintaining relationships between law enforcement and school districts, school leadership, teachers, staff, students and their families.”

Everett Public Schools welcomes next year’s kindergarten students.

Although this school year is not yet finished, and there are seven more months before the next school year begins, it is time to think about kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year.

Although this school year is not yet finished, and there are seven more months before the next school year begins, it is time to think about kindergarten registration for next year.

Registration starts on Monday, March 11th and ends on Friday, March 15th.

Children who will be 5 years old by August 31, 2013, are eligible to begin kindergarten in September.

Jackson High jazz bands participate in Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

On February 23, 2013, the three Jackson High School jazz bands participated in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

On February 23, 2013, the three Jackson High School jazz bands participated in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. Performances by all three jazz bands, Disfunkshun jazz combo, Take Seven jazz combo, and bass soloist, Erika Middleton-Sharpe, were evaluated by professional jazz artists and clinicians. Rubrics that address national music standards were used to provide feedback for the performances.

Each JHS group consistently scored in the outstanding category for the majority of the classifications of the rubrics. Several of JHS students were recognized as “Young Artist Solo Award” winners: Brandon Mar, drums, James Henderson, alto sax, Sean Hoon, tenor sax and Michael Henning, piano.

In addition, the Disfunkshun jazz combo, consisting of Michael Henning, Brandon Mar, King Dawidalle, and Shadi Mattar, was invited to perform in the Kibbie Dome at the evening “winners’ concert They performed a piece called Skyline which was written by Jackson High School senior and pianist Michael Henning.

Jackson High School Mock Trial Team wins spot at state championship

The Mock Trial Team from Jackson High School in Mill Creek qualified for the Washington State High School Mock Trial Championships by finishing in the top three at the Snohomish County District Competition on February 20-23, 2013.

The Mock Trial Team from Jackson High School in Mill Creek qualified for the Washington State High School Mock Trial Championships by finishing in the top three at the Snohomish County District Competition at the Denney Juvenile Justice Center in Everett on February 20-23, 2013.

The state competition will be held at Thurston County Courthouse in Olympia, March 23-25th.

Mill Creek teachers earn National Board Certification in 2012

The National Board’s “class of 2012” has added 15 colleagues to the 138 instructional staff in Everett Public Schools who have successfully completed their National Boards.

Over 50% of the Everett Public School teachers who earned National Board Certification in 2012 are from Mill Creek schools.

The National Board’s “class of 2012” has added 15 colleagues to the 138 instructional staff in Everett Public Schools who have successfully completed their National Boards. The latest “class of 2012” were among only 575 to earn certification in the state.

Take your family to a fun event to learn about STEM-in-action

Take your family to a fun event to learn about STEM-in-action at the Future of Flight Aviation Center on February 6, 2013.

Have you ever wanted to fly a helicopter, wondered about being an engineer?

Families can experience these and more FREE at Future of Flight Aviation Center on February 6, 2013.

Who knew the wonders of technology being created right in our backyard? And what others could be possible in the future?

Families can satisfy their curiosity and savor the awe of science, technology, engineering and math for FREE on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at the Future of Flight Aviation Center (8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo) from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

The evening is all about STEM-in-action. Short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM entwines all four academic areas into engaging learning experiences which real-tackle real-life problems. Science, technology, engineering and math are naturally related and entwined in the world; however, they are most often taught in school as separate academic subjects.

New Jackson High School class teaches science research and project collaboration

A new class at Jackson High School requires science students to consult with statistics students on their research projects.

A new science class at Jackson High School is a “field test” for other high schools in the Everett School District. One innovative aspect of the Introduction to Engineering and Science Research class is that it requires science students to consult with statistics students on their research projects.

Jackson High School science teacher Kim Griggs is teaching a competitive Introduction to Engineering and Science Research class at Jackson High School for the first time this fall. Science research is a yearlong independent course designed to give high school students a hands-on opportunity to be real scientists.

Everett School District’s lighting upgrades already show payback

The Snohomish County PUD recently awarded the Everett School District about $95,000 in rebates for installing energy saving electrical upgrades this summer.

The Snohomish County PUD recently awarded the Everett School District about $95,000 in rebates for installing energy saving electrical upgrades this summer. These upgrades are also expected to save $42,000 in energy costs per year.

Heatherwood Middle School now has more energy efficient lighting. Parking lot lights at Jackson High, Evergreen and Gateway middle schools and four district elementary schools are brighter and also more energy efficient – thanks to upgrade projects completed in the summer of 2012.

Everett Public Schools earns Boeing STEM grant

Everett Public Schools received a $26,000 Boeing grant as a K-12 STEM district.

“STEM Initiative” provides challenging science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning for students from kindergarten through high school.

Everett Public Schools has embarked on a “STEM Initiative” to provide all students with high quality, challenging science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) instruction from kindergarten to graduation – in essence, to become a STEM school district.

Boeing awarded the Everett Public Schools Foundation $26,000 to help support the work making the STEM initiative possible.

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