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Everett School District

Everett Public Schools Bond sale saves taxpayers money

“Refinancing capital bonds at lower interest rates is similar in concept to the action many homeowners have taken recently to refinance homes at lower interest rates. Reduced interest rates mean savings for our public,” noted Board of Directors Vice President Carol Andrews.

School board actions since 2000 have saved taxpayers more than $24 million. Careful management and strategic timing of bond sales has reduced public cost of quality schools.

On October 15, 2013, Everett Public Schools refinanced a portion of its voter-approved bonds and secured more than $1.7 million in savings for local taxpayers. “Refinancing capital bonds at lower interest rates is similar in concept to the action many homeowners have taken recently to refinance homes at lower interest rates. Reduced interest rates mean savings for our public,” noted Board of Directors Vice President Carol Andrews.

Don’t forget to vote in the 2013 General Election

Off year elections such as this year traditionally have very low voter turnout. As of Monday, October 28, 2013 there were only about 8% of the ballots returned in Snohomish County. This means every vote counts for a lot!

Your vote will count in the 2013 General Election.

Off year elections such as this year traditionally have very low voter turnout. Here in 2013 the turnout is even lower than usual. As of Monday, November 4, 2013, at 8:50 am there were only about 18% of the ballots returned in Snohomish County. Mill Creek is doing a bit better with a 21% return rate.

This means every vote counts for a lot!

Everett Public Schools gave free PSAT to 1,300 juniors

On Oct. 16, 2013 more than 1,300 juniors at district high schools took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), the third year the district has offered the test free of charge. The  test is considered a “gateway” to college possibilities and the number of students taking the test has doubled in three years.

On October 16, 2013, more than 1,300 juniors at Everett School District high schools took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). This is the third year the district has offered the test free of charge.

The test is considered a “gateway” to college possibilities and the number of students taking the test has doubled in three years.

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.

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