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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.

Everett School District seeking input on high school math textbooks

Everett School District seeks input on math materials for advanced high school math courses.

Come see math books being considered for next school year
District seeks input on math materials for advanced math courses at the high school

Next fall, students in advanced math courses at each of the high schools will be using new textbooks. 

Parents, staff, students and community members are invited to browse the materials being considered and to share feedback about those materials at one of the three Math Adoption Open House events:

Everett High School Library, Monday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Jackson High School, Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Penny Creek Elementary Math Portable, Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Everett School District students show progress in math and science

Washington State and Everett School District 2012 test results highlight student progress in math and science.

The Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Randy Dorn, released statewide school test results on Wednesday, August 29th. Statewide and Everett School District test results highlight student progress in math and science.

“Students are continuing to make progress,” Dorn said. “Science and math scores are up in almost every grade. Those trends are due to the great work that our science and math teachers do every day, and the fact that we have new standards that are clear and address what students need now and in the future.”

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.

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