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Everett School Board sets process for new board member appointment

School Board Vice President Carol Andrews announced the process and timeline for qualified applicants to submit application materials the board will consider in appointing a successor to former member and president Jeff Russell.

Everett School Board President Jeff Russell resigned December 1, 2013. Replacement will serve through 2015.

School Board Vice President Carol Andrews announced the process and timeline for qualified applicants to submit application materials the board will consider in appointing a successor to former member and president Jeff Russell. Russell created the vacancy when he resigned his position December 1, 2013, subject to board acceptance of his resignation during the December 10th regular board meeting.

Andrews charged the superintendent with starting the process to accept applications for board consideration in accordance with existing board policy and procedure.

Everett School Board to appoint replacement member after Jeff Russell resigns

Director and School Board President Jeff Russell resigns as of December 1, 2013. Replacement to be nominated by the community and chosen by the Everett School Board.

Director and School Board President Jeff Russell resigns as of December 1, 2013. Replacement to be nominated by the community and chosen by the Everett School Board.

In a message he said brought him “sadness and a tremendous sense of loss,” Superintendent Gary Cohn announced to Everett Public Schools staff this morning that he and School Board Vice President Carol Andrews, “ … were informed by a letter from School Board President Jeff Russell of his resignation from the board effective December 1.”

Cohn’s message to staff included comments from Russell’s letter. 

Sonja Delafosse selected from among 23,000 applicants as one of Microsoft's 250 Expert Educators

Sonja Delafosse is known locally as an expert educator – working with teachers to use technology to enhance student learning and the art of teaching. Now, Delafosse will take her expertise to the world as one of Microsoft’s 250 Expert Educators.

Everett Public Schools Education Technology Specialist Sonja Delafosse is known locally as an expert educator – working with teachers to use technology to enhance student learning and the art of teaching. Now, Delafosse will take her expertise to the world as one of Microsoft’s 250 Expert Educators.

Cascade High students take over South Everett Safeway on December 7th

For seven years in a row, the South Everett Safeway store has allowed Cascade High School DECA students to “take over” the store. Those who shop on Saturday, December 7, 2013, will see DECA student members throughout the store, “shadowing” employees to get hands on experience in the video, deli, floral, produce, seafood and bakery departments – and in the overall management of the retail grocery store business.

Friendly invasion is example of business partnership with real life learning experiences for students

For seven years in a row, the South Everett Safeway store has allowed Cascade High School DECA students to “take over” the store. Those who shop on Saturday, December 7, 2013, will see DECA student members throughout the store, “shadowing” employees to get hands on experience in the video, deli, floral, produce, seafood and bakery departments – and in the overall management of the retail grocery store business.

Penny Creek Elementary students’ artwork honors our veterans

Mr. Kenneth Harvey’s 4th/5th grade students at Penny Creek Elementary School created a poppy themed multi-media artwork display. Inspiration for their artwork came from the poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a military physician/surgeon on the battlefield during WWI.

Another generation continues the tradition of honoring the service and sacrifice of our military men and women.

In honor of this celebratory day, Mr. Kenneth Harvey’s 4th/5th grade students at Penny Creek Elementary School created a poppy themed multi-media artwork display.

Inspiration for their artwork came from the poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a military physician/surgeon on the battlefield during WWI.

Everett Public Schools Bond sale saves taxpayers money

“Refinancing capital bonds at lower interest rates is similar in concept to the action many homeowners have taken recently to refinance homes at lower interest rates. Reduced interest rates mean savings for our public,” noted Board of Directors Vice President Carol Andrews.

School board actions since 2000 have saved taxpayers more than $24 million. Careful management and strategic timing of bond sales has reduced public cost of quality schools.

On October 15, 2013, Everett Public Schools refinanced a portion of its voter-approved bonds and secured more than $1.7 million in savings for local taxpayers. “Refinancing capital bonds at lower interest rates is similar in concept to the action many homeowners have taken recently to refinance homes at lower interest rates. Reduced interest rates mean savings for our public,” noted Board of Directors Vice President Carol Andrews.

Don’t forget to vote in the 2013 General Election

Off year elections such as this year traditionally have very low voter turnout. As of Monday, October 28, 2013 there were only about 8% of the ballots returned in Snohomish County. This means every vote counts for a lot!

Your vote will count in the 2013 General Election.

Off year elections such as this year traditionally have very low voter turnout. Here in 2013 the turnout is even lower than usual. As of Monday, November 4, 2013, at 8:50 am there were only about 18% of the ballots returned in Snohomish County. Mill Creek is doing a bit better with a 21% return rate.

This means every vote counts for a lot!

Everett Public Schools gave free PSAT to 1,300 juniors

On Oct. 16, 2013 more than 1,300 juniors at district high schools took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), the third year the district has offered the test free of charge. The  test is considered a “gateway” to college possibilities and the number of students taking the test has doubled in three years.

On October 16, 2013, more than 1,300 juniors at Everett School District high schools took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). This is the third year the district has offered the test free of charge.

The test is considered a “gateway” to college possibilities and the number of students taking the test has doubled in three years.

Parents invited to help select Everett School District's new language arts curriculum materials

From an Everett Public Schools Press Release.

Everett Public Schools is launching the first of a three-phase process beginning in October 2013 to select sixth- through twelfth-grade English language arts curriculum materials. The first phase will focus on writing and two volunteer parents will be selected to assist in the process.

Two Everett School District high school seniors named as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program

Devon Mercer (Everett High School) and Saidutt Nimmagadda (Henry M. Jackson High School) are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Devon Mercer (Everett High School) and Saidutt Nimmagadda (Henry M. Jackson High School) are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They each have an opportunity to continue in the competition for one of the 8,000 National Merit Scholarships, worth about $35 million total, to be offered in the spring.

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.

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