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Supt. Kris McDuffy: One for the books

Supt. Kris McDuffy: One for the books

By Ritika Khanal, Op/Ed Editor

October 30, 2019

Dr. Kristine McDuffy, after 37 years involved in public education in Washington state, 17 of which were spent as a superintendent, announced in August that she would be retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. She has served as the superintendent of the Edmonds School District since the start...

Break bolsters energy, learning ability in students

Break bolsters energy, learning ability in students

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2019

Both returning and new students were introduced to a recently added feature on Terrace’s schedule during the past month. Over the summer, administration, with the advice of teachers, decided to expand the length of the passing period between first and second periods from five to ten minutes. This ...

Skyward scheduling causes headaches

Skyward scheduling causes headaches

By Nathaniel Reyes, News Editor

October 30, 2019

The use of Skyward to expedite the registration process ultimately backfired and caused chaos in the first few weeks of school. The system resulted in nearly half of all student schedules containing at least one error before the issues were addressed by the counseling department.  Allison Hong i...

Policies and consequences for being tardy have changed

Policies and consequences for being tardy have changed

By Katrina Bushman and E.J. Jones

October 30, 2019

A new tardy policy has been adopted by the MTHS administration for the 2019-2020 school year. The tardy policy implemented this year changes the threshold for students being considered “excessively late” to class from five to 10 minutes after the bell.  The 2017-2018 student handbook states that...

Too many peas in our pod

Too many peas in our pod

By Katrina Bushman and E.J. Jones

October 29, 2019

Teachers are struggling to maintain balanced class environments due to an overpopulation of students in many class periods during the 2019-2020 school year. The increase in class sizes has lead to a rising number of safety issues in classrooms across campus.  According to science teacher Adam Welman, th...

Step up for Trade UP

Step up for Trade UP

By Jonathan Kwong, Yearbook Editor and General Manager

October 21, 2019

It’s that time of year when high school students are filling out college applications and filing their FAFSA. There are many useful events to help students through the college admission process, including everything from college representative visits to special presenters who teach families how to fill ...

New counseling jobs, back home at Terrace

By Theresa Van, Lifestyle Editor

September 30, 2019

With the upcoming school year finally here, new changes to the school have been made. One of the many dramatic changes will be the replacement of two of MTHS’ beloved counselors, Tanya Benvenuti and Julianne Petterson.  According to Principal Greg Schellenberg, former lead counselor Benvenuti will b...

MTHS Students Participate In Global Climate Strike

MTHS Students Participate In Global Climate Strike

By Nathaniel Reyes, News Editor

September 29, 2019

At 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 20, a group of nine students and three teachers sign-waved to build support for action against climate change outside the school along 44th Ave W. The group was led by band director Darin Faul and included biology teacher Jonathan Tong and arts teacher Michael Denoma...

Schurke blasts off to new horizons

Schurke blasts off to new horizons

By Jonah Paulsene, Hawkeye Staff

September 9, 2019

Over the summer, MTHS Vice Principal Peter Schurke was promoted to be the planning principal of a new high school opening in the Northshore School District.Schurke is very excited to take on the job and explore the new opportunities that it will bring.  “The opportunity to be a planning principa...

Terrace sophomore dead after gun accident

By Nathaniel Reyes, News Editor

September 8, 2019

At around 4 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 7, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an emergency call at a home in Lynnwood. There, they found the body of then-unidentified 15-year-old Terrace sophomore Zae’Shaun Easton with a gunshot wound. The deputies attempted to save his life but ...

Enthusiastic new assistant principal brings high expectations, unique experiences

Enthusiastic new assistant principal brings high expectations, unique experiences

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

September 8, 2019

After former Assistant Principal Peter Schurke announced his intention to leave MTHS on August 9, the Edmonds School District (ESD) swiftly began searching for someone to fill his position. On August 23, the district announced that Dr. Fabian Castilleja would fill the position of Interim Assistant P...

The Big Bad Budget

By Nolan DeGarlais and Ritika Khanal

June 3, 2019

Facing a $17.7 million budget deficit for the upcoming school year, the Edmonds School District Board of Directors voted 3-2 to approve a cost-cutting budget that led to an equivalent of 25.2 certificated teachers, an equivalent of 8.5 elementary assistant principals and two instructional technology co...

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