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Fulfilling the state’s paramount duty

Fulfilling the state’s paramount duty

By Matthew Hipolito, Copy Editor

November 2, 2017


Filed under News, School News

In 2009, the personnel director for the Chicacum School District walked into a courtroom of the King County Superior Court to be cross-examined in a case about education funding. Afterwards, Stephanie McCleary and her children, nerves frayed from hours of questions from state lawyers, went to look at ...

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos speaks in Bellevue

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos speaks in Bellevue

By Hawkeye Staff

November 2, 2017


Filed under News

Just across Bellevue Square, on the block the Hyatt Regency Bellevue sits on, a crowd of about a thousand protesters gathered with signs, songs and an axe to grind with the policies of U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. On Friday, October 13, DeVos made her way to Bellevue to speak at the Washing...

Annual changes made to free, reduced meal program

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2017


Filed under News, School News

Annual adjustments have been made to the qualifications to be in the free and reduced-price school meal program, simply known as the Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) program. This year, the maximum household income needed for students to qualify for FRL has increased. Related story: Misconceptions around free, r...

Cumulative student fines, fees exceed $36 thousand

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under News, School News

Total fines and fees of MTHS students have reached over $36 thousand. Fines manager Sandy Merten conducted the annual report of cumulative fines of the student body, which added up to $36,678.53 as of around noon today. This number incorporated class fees from the last school year which has been conver...

School community rocked in wake of student suicide

By Nolan DeGarlais, News Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under News, School News

Duane “DJ” Dundas, a freshman at MTHS, passed away on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 21, after an attempted suicide over the previous weekend. Dundas was placed on life support after the attempted suicide and remained on life support until his death. He was 14 years old and had previously attended...

Male trespasser reported in girls locker room

By Nolan DeGarlais, News Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under News, School News

After school on Wednesday, Sept. 20, an adult male presumably in his mid-30s walked into the school while many activities and athletics were still in progress and the building was still well staffed. The man, who was reported as intoxicated, entered the campus around 4 p.m. through a door left proppe...

Schellenberg takes on Terrace

Schellenberg takes on Terrace

By Marianne Nacanaynay, Op/Ed Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Feature, News, School News

Greg Schellenberg’s 30-seconds or so introduction is straightforward enough — a reprise of his resume. Schellenberg was hired over the summer as the interim principal for Mountlake Terrace, a position that means Schellenberg is taking on principal duties for the school year while the district looks...

New policy, better food

New policy, better food

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2017


Filed under Feature, School News

The Edmonds School District (ESD) has elected to stop giving out courtesy meals for the 2017-2018 school year. Instead, a student with a meal account debt can continue purchasing full meals. As of Sept. 6, no student in the ESD will have a negative meal account balance due to debts being covered with...

Over crowded classes

Over crowded classes

By Nolan DeGarlais, News Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Feature, School News

As the new school year begins, those who are returning to MTHS may find some of their classes are overcrowded, with some classes having over 36 students to one teacher. This drastic increase in class sizes was unprecedented by the school; several actions have been taken by the administration in an attempt...

Class student minimum

Class student minimum

By Meghan Park, Staff

September 22, 2017


Filed under Feature, School News

As returning students may realize, many classes and programs taught last year are not appearing this year, including some languages, yearbook, Hawk Broadcasting Network, SLSN and more. Not only that, but there is also a considerable shift in the faculty with about 10 staff leaving and approximately...

First national win for TSA

First national win for TSA

By Nolan DeGarlais, News Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Feature, School News, STEM, Technology, TSA

Members of the MTHS Technology Student Association (TSA) attended the 2017 National TSA Conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in Orlando, Florida from June 21-25. Eight sophomores and three freshmen during the 2016-17 school year, accompanied by advisors James Wilson and Mark Burbank, competed...

Social media post prompts modified school lockdown

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 2, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, News, School News

MTHS went into a modified lockdown yesterday morning following a social media threat that was perceived as a possible threat toward the school. For security measures, police and a greeter were onsite during the school day to ensure the front entrance of MTHS was the only access point to enter the build...

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