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Jackson High School students win award for creating Mill Creek food bank

Jackson High School students win award for creating Mill Creek food bank.

Student-inspired project forged public and private partnership efforts to create much needed community food bank service.

On Nov. 29, student and staff representatives of Jackson High School and Mill Creek volunteers will be honored at the 27th Annual Partnership Forum hosted by the county’s Human Services Council. They earned the 2012 Partnership Forum’s Youth Award because they brought together public agencies and private businesses to create a food bank for citizens of Mill Creek.

Everett Public Schools earns Boeing STEM grant

Everett Public Schools received a $26,000 Boeing grant as a K-12 STEM district.

“STEM Initiative” provides challenging science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning for students from kindergarten through high school.

Everett Public Schools has embarked on a “STEM Initiative” to provide all students with high quality, challenging science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) instruction from kindergarten to graduation – in essence, to become a STEM school district.

Boeing awarded the Everett Public Schools Foundation $26,000 to help support the work making the STEM initiative possible.

Mill Creek City Council on track to select new City Manager

The two finalists in the search for a new Mill Creek City Manager were introduced to the public at City Hall reception on Tuesday evening, October 27th.

The two finalists in the search for a new Mill Creek City Manager were introduced to the public at City Hall reception on Tuesday evening, October 27th.

Christopher Wierzbicki and Ken Armstrong each gave a short presentation on their background and interest in the City Manager position, and then mingled with the crowd to introduce themselves one-on-one.

Wife’s murder and husband’s subsequent death in car crash bring tragedy to Mill Creek

After socializing with friends Sunday afternoon and evening, a pregnant woman was murdered in her Mill Creek apartment and her husband died in a high-speed car crash shortly thereafter.

According to Officer Ian Durkee, the Mill Creek Police Public Information Officer, witnesses told police that the husband and wife spent part of Sunday with friends watching football and dining out.

Mill Creek voters to decide the fate of proposed public safety sales and use tax increase

On November 6th Mill Creek voters will decide whether or not to help reduce the budget deficit by approving a 0.1% sales and use tax increase.

As with many American cities these days, Mill Creek has budget problems. Revenues are down and expenses are up which results in a projected deficit for the 2013-2014 budget.

On November 6th Mill Creek voters will decide whether or not to help reduce the budget deficit by approving a 0.1% sales and use tax increase, which can only be used to pay for public safety.

The ballot measure is entitled “Proposition 1, Sales and Use Tax Increase of 0.1% for Police and Fire Protection Purposes.”

Everett School District seeking input on high school math textbooks

Everett School District seeks input on math materials for advanced high school math courses.

Come see math books being considered for next school year
District seeks input on math materials for advanced math courses at the high school

Next fall, students in advanced math courses at each of the high schools will be using new textbooks. 

Parents, staff, students and community members are invited to browse the materials being considered and to share feedback about those materials at one of the three Math Adoption Open House events:

Everett High School Library, Monday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Jackson High School, Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Penny Creek Elementary Math Portable, Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mill Creek seeking Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Members

The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

From a City of Mill Creek news release:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to fill two full-term vacancies and two mid-term vacancies on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.  The full-term appointments will expire on October 31, 2015 and the mid-term appointments will expire on October 31, 2013.

Parks and Recreation Board meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.  All members must be residents of the City of Mill Creek.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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