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Mill Creek Civil Service Commission vacancy to fill

The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to serve on the Civil Service Commission.

The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to serve on the Civil Service Commission.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • To provide for, formulate, and hold competitive tests to determine the relative qualifications of persons who seek employment for civil service positions and certify eligibility lists.
  • To hear and determine appeals or complaints regarding Civil Service examinations.
  • To maintain and approve Civil Service regulations in compliance with State law.

West Coast Aquatics hold Swim-a-Thon to raise funds for facility improvements

On Saturday, May 4, 2013 the swimmers of the WEST Coast Aquatics swim team in Mill Creek will be holding an official Swim-a-Thon to raise funds to support their facility.

On Saturday, May 4, 2013 the swimmers of the WEST Coast Aquatics swim team in Mill Creek will be holding an official Swim-a-Thon.

During the Swim-a-Thon, these competitive swimmers, who range in age from 7 to 17, will swim for 2 hours or up to 200 lengths of their pool, that's 3 miles! And they hope to raise $50,000.00!

Swim-A-Thon is a nationwide program, with 5% of the money raised going to support national swimming programs, such as Make a Splash, through the USA Swimming Foundation.

“Industrial signage” at Mill Creek City parks to be removed

At their regular April 9th meeting the Mill Creek City Council decided that the current plan for park signs was not well conceived, and that City staff should come up with another plan.

In the end, the original plan for park signs didn’t hold up to public scrutiny. At their regular April 9th meeting the Mill Creek City Council decided that the current plan for park signs was not well conceived, and that City staff should come up with another plan.

The 2006 Wayfinding Sign Program was meant to provide a common design for all signs in Mill Creek. At the time the City had just adopted a new logo, a number of the old wooden signs around the City were rotting away, and people needed way faring signs at various places to tell them where things were.

Professional development grant applications due April 15th

Along with your tax returns, professional development grant applications for up to $1,500 are due on April 15, 2013.

Along with your tax returns, professional development grant applications for up to $1,500 are due on April 15, 2013.

The Friends of the Mill Creek Library will award one or more grants up to $1,500 to defray professional development costs to support the provision of literacy education or the expansion of literacy services in our community.

Proposed projects may include seminars, courses, conference attendance, or other continuing education endeavors that support professional development.

Individuals must be actively engaged in the provision of literacy services or literacy education, and live, work, or otherwise have ties to the greater Mill Creek area.

Cascade and Jackson High Schools' students earn awards over spring break

The Cascade and Jackson High Schools’ robotics teams faced off against 64 other school teams at a robotics competition held the last weekend of March, 2013.

Robotics students, advisors and graphic and video arts students bring home honors

The Cascade High School FIRST Robotics team faced off against 64 other school teams during the regional competition in Seattle held the last weekend in March, 2013. The group’s thirteenth place finish is especially impressive because it is their rookie season. “They even earned the Rookie Inspiration Award,” noted CHS principal Cathy Woods. “Lots of credit goes to their staff advisor Linda Anderson and the community volunteers who have worked with the kids to make this first season so exciting and so successful. I can’t wait to see the results from a second year!”

H.M. Jackson High students also competed in the March FIRST competition. This experienced "Team 2910 Jack in the Bot" group has been wowing crowds since it entered its “first” FIRST in 2009. 

This year’s win of the Engineering Inspiration Award, the second highest honor for a veteran team to win, has qualified them to compete in the world championship in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Engineering Inspiration Award is given in recognition of a team’s outstanding efforts in advancing respect/appreciation for engineering and engineers, both within their school and their community. 

Everett School District start and end time survey

Everett School District is conducting a "start and end time survey.” For a number of reasons the district is considering changes to school start and end times starting in fall 2013.

Everett School District is conducting a "start and end time survey."

In an effort to improve bus on-time schedules, increase bus route efficiency and save general budget dollars the district is considering changes to school start and end times starting in fall 2013.

The district will use information from this survey as it considers school schedules for next fall.

The survey will be open online through Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 8 a.m.

Rank four options being considered for next year's school schedule.

Snohomish County housing prices continue to trend up as inventory shrinks

Northwest Multiple Listing Service figures show that the median Snohomish County price for single-family houses and condos increased 18% from March 2012 to March 2013.

Northwest Multiple Listing Service figures show that the median Snohomish County price for single-family houses and condos increased 18% from March 2012 to March 2013. The median price for last month’s closed sales of single-family homes and condos in Snohomish County was $269,950 compared to $228,500 in March of 2012.

The year-to-year increase was even more for Everett, Mukilteo, and Mill Creek. Over the past year prices for single-family houses and condos increased 21% in this multiple listing service area. According to Northwest Multiple Listing Service figures the median price for last month’s closed sales of single-family homes and condos in this part of the North Sound was $270,000 compared to $222,600 in March of 2012.

Woodside Elementary principal earns $5,000 LASER award

Woodside Elementary School principal Dr. Betty Cobbs was awarded the annual Science Education Advocate Award by the Washington State Leadership and Assistance Education Reform

Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) selected just five recipients for its annual Science Education Advocate Award. Two of those recipients have Everett connections. One is Dr. Betty Cobbs, long-time school district leader who is now principal at Woodside Elementary. The other recipient and only organization on the winners’ list is Imagine! Children’s Museum in downtown Everett.

Thanks to the Boeing Company, each of the state’s five winners has earned $5,000 to be given to the not-for-profit public education entity of their choice to use to benefit science education. Dr. Cobbs has chosen to award her $5,000 to Woodside Elementary School’s PTA. When asked why she chose that group, Cobbs explained, “PTA advocates for the well-being and education of all students. In addition, the Woodside PTA provides enrichment resources for our students. The funds will be reserved for expanding the library collection of non-fiction science books for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.”

Community Prom Fair for local high school students

The Mill Creek Youth Advisory Board members, sponsored by Mill Creek Parks & Recreation, and the Jackson High School ASB are hosting the first Community Prom Fair for local high school students.

The Mill Creek Youth Advisory Board members, sponsored by Mill Creek Parks & Recreation, and the Jackson High School ASB are hosting the first Community Prom Fair for local high school students on April 23, 2013.

Consignment prom dresses are available for a suggested donation of $10 or bring a semi-formal or formal dress to exchange for another dress.

Gift certificates will be raffled off to students who attend the fair.

Students must bring their current school ID card to attend event.

Businesses participating in this event include:

  • DSW
  • Elle Marie Hair Studio
  • Bothell Florist
  • Frances Grace Hair Salon
  • Stadium Flowers
  • Celsius Hair Salon
  • The Split End Salon
  • Accent on Appearances
  • The Tux Shop
  • Kaycee Makeup Artistry

2013 Eggstravaganza participants donated generously to Mill Creek Food Bank

2013 Eggstravaganza participants donated generously to Mill Creek Food Bank

A message from the Mill Creek Parks and Recreation staff and Youth Advisory Board members:

“Mill Creek Parks & Recreation staff along with the Youth Advisory Board members would like to ‘thank’ the local community members for their generous food donations that were received by the Mill Creek Food Bank. During the recent Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt held on March 30, 2013, attendees and participants donated 1,579 pounds of non perishable food items & cash donations.”

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