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Chill Out takes ninth place out of their division at national competition

Chill Out takes ninth place out of their division at national competition

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Stories, News, School News

The Robotics team, Chill Out, competed in the FIRST robotics World Championship competition in Houston, Texas last week, from Wednesday to Sunday. In the end, the team placed nine out of 64 teams in their division. There were 400 teams overall, Robotics President Ian Davidson said, split into six di...

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

By Marianne Nacanaynay, Op/Ed Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, News, U.S. and World News

It’s safe to assume most students don’t go to school expecting to not return home. But in this day and age, it’s hard to not be aware of that possibility every now and then—even more so, depending on where a student goes to school. The most recent school shooting to date in the United States ...

Schwab selected as finalist for ESD assistant superintendent position

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 25, 2017
Filed under Education, News, School News

Principal Greg Schwab was announced earlier today as a finalist for the position as assistant superintendent for Secondary Schools in Edmonds School District (ESD). The assistant superintendent oversees all principals and other administrators working in ESD middle and high schools, along with othe...

Two counts of rape brought against former student

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, School News, The425

Prosecutors involved with sexual assault charges from last year resurrected the case Monday. The defendant, a senior when the case was first opened, is being charged with two separate counts of third-degree rape. Cole Krause, 18, was also charged Monday in a different case against a different girl. ...

Engineer Peter Block presents to STEM students, shares professional experience

Engineer Peter Block presents to STEM students, shares professional experience

By Ciara Laney, Hawkeye staff
April 21, 2017
Filed under Education, Featured Stories, News, School News, STEM

Engineer Peter Block, who worked on the Saturn V rocket, as well as the Apollo missions with Boeing and Aerojet, spoke with STEM students during PASS today in the Career Center. “My area of interest was analytical,” he said about his work. Block specifically analyzed the safety and reliabil...

School Board President announces she will not seek re-election

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Education, News, School News

Edmonds School District Board president Susan Phillips announced last week that she will not seek re-election next year. Phillips’s term expires in December 2017, after which a new School Board president will be decided upon. Between the end of her term and the announcement of a new president, a...

Text messages added to district-wide communication

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under News, School News

Edmonds School District will be adding a text message feature to their communication system, as posted on their website earlier today. Text messages will be sent to family members who sign up. The messages are optional and phone numbers must be in Skyward for anyone to receive them. According to th...

Gallery: Key Club organizes toiletry drive products for homeless shelters

Gallery: Key Club organizes toiletry drive products for homeless shelters

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Education, Featured Stories, Multimedia, News, School News

Key Club separated different products to be divided among the two homeless shelters they would be donating to, Pathways For Women, a homeless shelter designed for abused women and the Cocoon House in Everett, a teen homeless shelter. Members of the club were packed into advisor Kimberly Nelson's classroom...

Robotics team to national competition in Houston

Robotics team to national competition in Houston

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Education, Featured Stories, News, School News

The Robotics team, Chill Out 1778, will head to the FIRST Robotics national competition in Houston, Texas later this week. Only 39 teams from the northwest division will advance. The team qualified for the competition for the first time in team history, after having gone twice for winning the “all-s...

Theater to raise overtime wage for manager

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Education, News, School News

The theater at MTHS will change its overtime rate for the theater manager from $27 an hour to anywhere between $30-32, according to Edmonds School District (ESD) Director of Facilities Brian Harding. The increase, Harding said, is due to the district learning they have not been paying employees enough for working b...

Recognized biologist, nuclear scientist visits to recruit for summer workshop

Recognized biologist, nuclear scientist visits to recruit for summer workshop

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Education, News, School News, STEM

Recognized biologist and nuclear scientist Manoj Pratim Samanta, who received his Ph.D. in Electrical engineering visited MTHS during PASS today to speak with STEM students about share information about his workshop this summer. The workshop, Coding for Medicine, will be held at Bellevue College in ...

Jose Aguiniga gives back to MTHS through new staff position

Jose Aguiniga gives back to MTHS through new staff position

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Education, Feature, Featured Stories, News, School News, Teacher Feature

A year and a half later and the job has only gotten better for on-time graduation coordinator Jose Aguiniga. Before MTHS, Aguiniga has gained experience of working with kids and young adults at the Alderwood Boys & Girls Club, the YMCA and Meadowdale Middle School. However, he felt he wanted to c...

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