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Terry Ryan announces his resignation from the Mill Creek City Council

Terry Ryan announces his resignation from the Mill Creek City Council.

At the September 4th City Council meeting, Councilmember Terry Ryan announced that he would resign from the Mill Creek City Council at 5:00 PM on September 11th. Ryan said that he was no longer able to juggle his full-time commercial real estate broker job at Kidder Mathews, his part-time job as a soccer coach at Mercer Island High School, his part-time Mill Creek City Council job, and his family commitments. “I am good at keeping a lot of balls in the air, but I just can’t balance everything,” he said.

Everett School District students show progress in math and science

Washington State and Everett School District 2012 test results highlight student progress in math and science.

The Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Randy Dorn, released statewide school test results on Wednesday, August 29th. Statewide and Everett School District test results highlight student progress in math and science.

“Students are continuing to make progress,” Dorn said. “Science and math scores are up in almost every grade. Those trends are due to the great work that our science and math teachers do every day, and the fact that we have new standards that are clear and address what students need now and in the future.”

Teachers and Everett School District reach tentative contract agreement

Teachers and Everett School District reach tentative contract agreement

First day of school set for Wednesday, Sept. 5

District and teacher negotiations end Tuesday morning with tentative contract agreement

District and teacher union representatives announced a tentative contract agreement that includes an item students, families and staff have been waiting for – the first day of school for 2012-13 is Wednesday, Sept. 5.

2012 Stuff the Bus campaign a success

The Everett Public Schools Foundation's 2012 Stuff the Bus campaign was a success.

From an Everett School District news release.

Because of the communities' generosity and enthusiasm for helping each student begin school with the supplies needed to start on the first day, the Everett Public Schools Foundation Stuff the Bus third annual campaign has been an overwhelming success. In June, the district's 26 schools reported that an estimated 1,700 backpacks with supplies would be needed by students this fall.

Mill Creek seeks feedback on sign code changes

Mill Creek’s Community Development Department wants to help local businesses reach potential customers by updating the City’s sign code.

Mill Creek’s Community Development Department wants to help local businesses reach potential customers by updating the City’s sign code as earlier reported.

As part of this process, Mill Creek’s Community Development Department created an online survey designed to let the City know what types of signs people think are appropriate. The City is encouraging businesses, residents, and visitors to complete this simple five-minute survey.

City of Mill Creek Sign Code Survey

Everett Public Schools hosts second STEM Symposium

Everett School District hosts second STEM Symposium

The skills represented in the acronym STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics are highly sought by employers today. STEM workers also earn more. According to a 2011 US Department of Commerce report, STEM jobs have grown three times faster than non-STEM jobs in the last 10 years. The report predicts they will continue to do so for the next decade. During the economic downturn, more STEM workers stayed employed than did non-stem workers.

In a second of its community education symposiums, the district’s STEM Symposium on August 22 and 23 will bring educators and business leaders together to plan STEM partnerships. The goal is to leverage local resources and expertise to help infuse STEM instruction into all classrooms so students are ready to lead and shape the future.

Public hearing on East Gateway Urban Village zoning changes

On September 20th, Mill Creek’s Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding proposed changes to the East Gateway Urban Village zoning.

On September 20th, Mill Creek’s Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding proposed changes to the East Gateway Urban Village zoning to allow larger stores such as Target to be built there. Some of these changes have been in the planning stages since April of 2011.

Acting City Manager, Tom Gathmann, said that the City is in detailed discussions with Target for development of the west end of the East Gateway Urban Village in the July 3rd City Council meeting.

East Gateway Urban Village development proposal received

The City of Mill Creek received a proposal for a mixed-use development including 29,000 square feet of commercial capacity in three separate buildings.

The City of Mill Creek announced today that they have received a mixed-use development proposal from Polygon NW for the 18.5-acre Nash property at the east end of the East Gateway Urban Village. Polygon NW proposes to develop 29,000 square feet of commercial capacity in three separate buildings, 104 townhomes/condominiums, and 201 apartments. The proposal also includes installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of 132nd Street SE and 44th Avenue SE, and a public neighborhood park.

2012 Stuff the Bus event at Central Market

Mill Creek’s Stuff the Bus for Kids event, sponsored by the Everett Public Schools Foundation, will be held at Central Market August 16-19.

Mill Creek’s Stuff the Bus for Kids event, sponsored by the Everett Public Schools Foundation, will be held at Central Market beginning tomorrow. Volunteers will be collecting school supply donations in yellow school buses, which will be parked outside for four days, from August 16th to 19th from 9 AM until 5 PM.

The Everett Public Schools Foundation will be trying to fill over 1,700 support requests from all 26 schools in the Everett School District - a reflection of the number of students who need community support to ensure that each student has school supplies needed to begin school ready to learn.

2012 primary election results

Primary election results for races pertinent to Mill Creek.

The Elections and Voter Registration Division of the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office and the Office of the Secretary of State post preliminary results of Tuesday’s primary election with the latest tabulations on a regular basis until the election is certified.

Election results are not final or official until certified. August 21, 2012 is the last day for the Office Secretary of State to certify the returns.

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