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Herbie Martin endorses Lynn Sordel for Mill Creek City Council

Former Mill Creek City Council candidate Herbie Martin endorsed his former rival Lynn Sordel in a September 6th email.

Former Mill Creek City Council candidate Herbie Martin endorsed his former rival Lynn Sordel in a September 6th email, “First I would like to thank the individuals that voted for me. Lynn Sordel’s values and leadership line up with my personal values, therefore I am publically endorsing his campaign as we prepare for the general election in November 2013.”

Everett School District announces second round of community bond planning meetings

Following the September 11th and 12th focus groups about high school needs, the September 16th and 18th open house sessions look at school construction needs for all grades in order to plan for a voter-approved 2014 bond issue.

In the next decade, an extra 1,400 students are expected to be attending Everett Public Schools. That would push the number of students enrolled to more than 20,000. Most of that growth is happening in the south end of the district where construction of single-family homes and apartments has resumed.

Sign interpreter helps students succeed at school devoted to deaf children

The Northwest School For Hearing-Impaired Children levels the playing field for hearing-impaired children by teaching the exact same English that their hearing peers receive. 100 percent graduate from high school; 67 percent graduate from college.

100 percent graduate from high school; 67 percent graduate from college.

For seven years, Mill Creek resident Ramona Softich Gaines has attended middle school classes. She’s not a perpetual student but a sign interpreter for students from Northwest School for Hearing-Impaired Children (NWSFHIC) in Shoreline. Softich Gaines prepares the older students who attend NWSFHIC, a preschool through eighth grade school devoted to deaf/hard of hearing children, for a traditional classroom setting by accompanying them to a nearby middle school.

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