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Brier Terrace Middle School placed under lockdown

By Ritika Khanal, Op-Ed Editor

October 7, 2019

On October 7 at around 1:45 p.m., the Edmonds School District announced that Brier Terrace Middle School was under a lockdown.  According to a letter from Assistant Superintendent Greg Shwab and BTMS principal Scott Morrison, the lockdown came after a student reported that another student had ma...

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...

School lunch program unaffected by government shutdown

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019

The Edmonds School District (ESD) will continue providing meals for students while the federal government is shut down. As a result of the shutdown, some federal workers have been furloughed, meaning they are required to work without pay. Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) accounting specialist Dee ...

Teachers sign contract to raise base salary

Teachers sign contract to raise base salary

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2018

The Edmonds Education Association (EEA), the labor union for teachers in the Edmonds School District (ESD), has reached an agreement with the ESD resulting in significant increases in teacher salaries. Salary increases, which are occurring across the state, are a direct result of a 2012 Washington Supreme...

Foundation for Edmonds School District receives grant for new program

Foundation for Edmonds School District receives grant for new program

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2018

The Foundation for the Edmonds School District, which raises and distributes funds to support student learning in the Edmonds School District (ESD), received a $75,000 grant from the Whitehorse Foundation over the summer. The grant was announced on Monday, Jul. 16, 2018 with the intended purpose of funding...

Edmonds School District recognized for their music program

By Erin Martino, Hawkeye Staff

June 8, 2018

Once again, the Edmonds School District was honored with a Best Communities for Music Education award by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM) The foundation is affiliated with the California-based non-profit organization National Association of Music Merchants. According to ...

Superintendent clarifies school safety procedures in response to recent tragedies

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2018

In the aftermath of the recent school shooting tragedies in Florida and Texas, Edmonds School District (ESD) Superintendent Kris McDuffy issued an email letter to ESD families clarifying school district school safety plans and procedures. The letter was published in response to increasing concern by ESD fa...

ESD passes replacement levy to maintain educational operations

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2018

Preliminary election results from the Snohomish County special election which took place on Tuesday, Feb. 13 show the Edmonds School District (ESD) Replacement School Programs and Operations Levy passing with 54.33 percent voter approval as of Feb. 19. School district levies require over 50 percent ...

ESD replacement levy to appear on February ballot

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

December 26, 2017

The Edmonds School District (ESD) will hold an election Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, for a ballot measure to raise a Replacement School Programs and Operations Levy. The levy would directly fund classrooms across the district and support programs for ESD students. It will carry the title of “Proposition No....

Schwab hired as assistant superintendent for ESD

Schwab hired as assistant superintendent for ESD

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor

April 28, 2017

Principal Greg Schwab has been selected to serve as an assistant superintendent starting next school year for the Edmonds School District (ESD). The position will go into effect July 1, for the 2017-2018 school year. ESD Superintendent Kris McDuffy made the announcement earlier today. "Gr...

Schwab selected as finalist for ESD assistant superintendent position

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor

April 25, 2017

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...

Text messages added to district-wide communication

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor

April 19, 2017

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...

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