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Everett High School students win highest honors in WordWright Challenge

A team of students representing Everett High School recently won highest honors in the 2014 WordWright Challenge, a national competition for high school students requiring close reading and analysis of many different kinds of prose and poetry.

A team of students representing Everett High School recently won highest honors in the 2014 WordWright Challenge, a national competition for high school students requiring close reading and analysis of many different kinds of prose and poetry. Participating with 596 school teams from all across the country, the school’s tenth-graders tied for eighth place in the nation in 2014's third meet, held in February.

Jackson junior Indira Rayala receives recognition at Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Jackson High School Junior Indira Rayala, photo credit Everett School District.

On March 14, 2014, at the Washington Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Seattle Pacific University, Henry M. Jackson High School junior, Indira Rayala, and her research: Cranberry Extracts: A Quorum Sensing Inhibitor and the Novel Application of Cranberry Extracts as an Environmental Measure to Inhibit Pectobacterium carotovorum in Crops received significant recognition. She also earned first prize in the poster-presenting category, and as a result, she is invited to attend the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium in Washington, D.C., on April 23.

Jackson High School's Science Research and Engineering Club members honored for their research

Six Jackson High School students and their research were recognized at the Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CSRSEF) on March 8, 2014.

March 8, 2014, was quite a day for members of the Henry M. Jackson High School’s Science Research and Engineering Club! Six students and their research were recognized at the Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CSRSEF). The fair, celebrating its fifth year, exhibited 148 student research projects from 21 Seattle area high schools and was hosted by Bellevue College.

Gateway students meet with Pete Carroll for WE Day

March 14, 2014 was a great day for Gateway Middle School sixth-grader Quinn Williamson and seventh-grader Manasvini Tanikella,not only did the two represent their school’s G.I.V.E Club , they were invited by Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to the WE Day news conference.

Wednesday, March 14, 2014, was a great day for Gateway Middle School sixth-grader Quinn Williamson and seventh-grader Manasvini Tanikella, Not only did the two represent their school’s G.I.V.E Club (Guardians Involved in Volunteering Experience), they were two among only six students in the state to be invited by Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to the WE Day news conference.

Everett School District students' artwork moving on to national competition

Four Everett School District students earned Outstanding Interpretation in the 2013-2014 National PTA’s Reflections Program and will move on to the national level of competition.

Four Everett School District students earned Outstanding Interpretation in the National PTA’s Reflections Program and will move on to the national level of competition.

The theme for the National PTA's 2013-14 Reflections Art Program was Believe, Dream, Inspire.

All students will be recognized at the Washington State PTA convention held in April at the Bellevue Hyatt. The four Outstanding Interpretation winners will move on to the national level of competition.

Cascade High School's DECA group continues strong history of success

The Chapter Awards team of Emily Irwin, Nick Janner, and Brittany Burrus took first place at the DECA State Career Development Conference. This earned them a trip to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the International Career Development Conference May 2nd.

After nine straight years of going to state, Cascade’s first place win takes them to the international competition in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ten Cascade High School DECA students competed against more than 3,000 others at the 2014 DECA State Career Development Conference in Bellevue March 6th through 8th.

The Chapter Awards team of Emily Irwin, Nick Janner, and Brittany Burrus took first place. That top state honor earned them a trip to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the International Career Development Conference May 2nd through 4th.

Everett School Board places bond back on ballot for April 22nd special election

At their March 4, 2014, special meeting the Everett School Board decided to place the capital bond issue back on the ballot for an April 22nd special election. The resulting tax rate for local school taxes is projected to be $6.55 per $1000, the same as the local school tax rate in 2013.

At their March 4, 2014, special meeting the Everett School Board decided to place the capital bond issue back on the ballot for an April 22nd special election. The resulting tax rate for local school taxes is projected to be $6.55 per $1000, the same as the local school tax rate in 2013.

North Middle School celebrates an Evening of the Arts

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, from 6 to 8 pm, North Middle School will host their first annual Evening of the Arts, an event featuring the literary, fine and performing arts programs at the school

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, from 6 to 8 pm, North Middle School will host their first annual Evening of the Arts, an event featuring the literary, fine and performing arts programs at the school. This free community event will include live musical and dramatic performances, a gallery display of traditional and technology inspired visual arts, roving poets, and community resource tables.

Seven apply for Everett School Board position appointment

When the deadline closed at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014, seven Everett School District residents had submitted application materials for Everett Public Schools Board of Directors Position 4. They are Zach Anders, Michelle Black, Daniel Mills, Traci Mitchell, Arletha Northrop, Kristine Petereit, and Rodman Reynolds.

School board to review application materials on Friday, January 24th.

When the deadline closed at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014, seven Everett School District residents had submitted application materials for Everett Public Schools Board of Directors Position 4. They are Zach Anders, Michelle Black, Daniel Mills, Traci Mitchell, Arletha Northrop, Kristine Petereit, and Rodman Reynolds.  Position 4 became available in early January when former board member Jessica Olson announced her resignation.

Everett School Board to appoint a second replacement member

Everett School Board Director Jessica Olson resigned effective January 7, 2014. Board establishes replacement process.

Everett School Board Director Jessica Olson resigned effective January 7, 2014. Board establishes replacement process.


In an email sent to School Board President Pam LeSesne and two staff at the Daily Herald at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, Jessica Olson announced her resignation from the Board of Directors by writing, “Pam --I hereby resign from the board of directors, effective immediately.”

Cedar Wood Elementary School teacher recognized for 30 years of service in US Air Force Reserves

The US Air Force honored Carol Johanson, Cedar Wood Elementary School 5th-grade teacher, for 30 years of service on December 8, 2013.

The US Air Force honored Carol Johanson, Cedar Wood Elementary School 5th-grade teacher, for 30 years of service on December 8, 2013.

It was a poignant day for one of Cedar Wood Elementary School’s 5th-grade teachers. Carol Johanson retired after 30 years in the US Air Force Reserves. For 26 of those years she has also worked as a full-time classroom teacher.

Madison Elementary School earns national honor – one of only two schools in state

Steady student achievement earns National Title I Distinguished School Award for Madison Elementary School.

Steady student achievement earns National Title I Distinguished School Award for Madison Elementary School.

Madison Elementary ELL (English language learners), Special Education, Hispanic, and low-income students are learning especially well. In fact, the school met all federal Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) in 2011-12 and 2012-13. Maintaining student academic achievement growth from one year to the next shows intentional, strategic instruction to meet individual student needs. That kind of work, demonstrated by sustained student success, caught the attention of education analysis at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Olympia.

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