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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.

Cascade and Jackson High Schools' students earn awards over spring break

The Cascade and Jackson High Schools’ robotics teams faced off against 64 other school teams at a robotics competition held the last weekend of March, 2013.

Robotics students, advisors and graphic and video arts students bring home honors

The Cascade High School FIRST Robotics team faced off against 64 other school teams during the regional competition in Seattle held the last weekend in March, 2013. The group’s thirteenth place finish is especially impressive because it is their rookie season. “They even earned the Rookie Inspiration Award,” noted CHS principal Cathy Woods. “Lots of credit goes to their staff advisor Linda Anderson and the community volunteers who have worked with the kids to make this first season so exciting and so successful. I can’t wait to see the results from a second year!”

H.M. Jackson High students also competed in the March FIRST competition. This experienced "Team 2910 Jack in the Bot" group has been wowing crowds since it entered its “first” FIRST in 2009. 

This year’s win of the Engineering Inspiration Award, the second highest honor for a veteran team to win, has qualified them to compete in the world championship in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Engineering Inspiration Award is given in recognition of a team’s outstanding efforts in advancing respect/appreciation for engineering and engineers, both within their school and their community. 

Everett School District start and end time survey

Everett School District is conducting a "start and end time survey.” For a number of reasons the district is considering changes to school start and end times starting in fall 2013.

Everett School District is conducting a "start and end time survey."

In an effort to improve bus on-time schedules, increase bus route efficiency and save general budget dollars the district is considering changes to school start and end times starting in fall 2013.

The district will use information from this survey as it considers school schedules for next fall.

The survey will be open online through Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 8 a.m.

Rank four options being considered for next year's school schedule.

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.

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