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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.”

Registration for the Run of the Mill starts April 1st

Registration for South Snohomish County's premier 5K race starts April 1st, 2013.

Registration for South Snohomish County's premier 5K race starts April 1st, 2013.

The 28th Annual Run of the Mill 5K will be held in the Mill Creek Town Center on Saturday, July 6th, 2013.

The Run of the Mill 5K is a community charity event presented by Title Sponsor and organizer Steve Knox of Columbia Funding Mortgage. The Run of the Mill 5k has been an annual event in Mill Creek for twenty-eight years. This is the longest continuously active event in Mill Creek.

Since the Run of the Mill became a charity event in 2006, over $190,000 has been donated to cancer charities, scholarships, and local high school running and swim teams.

Pre-Registration will be open April 1st at www.mcrunofthemill.com and will be limited to 2000 participants.

Mill Creek Women's Club members learn to dance ballroom

The guest presenter at the March 20, 2013 Mill Creek Women's Club luncheon was Andrea Piercey, instructor and owner of the American Ballroom Dance Institute in Bothell.

The guest presenter at the March 20, 2013 Mill Creek Women's Club luncheon was Andrea Piercey, instructor and owner of the American Ballroom Dance Institute in Bothell.

After a short presentation about the studio, Andrea asked for volunteers to come up and learn some simple dance routines. She was both surprised and delighted when practically the whole room enthusiastically rose to their feet ready to dance and have fun!

Mill Creek seeking volunteers to fill three Planning Commission vacancies

The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers for three Mill Creek Planning Commission seats that expire on April 30, 2013. The City Council will make the three-year appointments before the end of April.

The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers for three Mill Creek Planning Commission seats that expire on April 30, 2013. The City Council will make the three-year appointments before the end of April.

The sitting Commissioners whose term is expiring may apply for another appointment.

The City is looking for civic-minded volunteers who are interested in planning the “orderly and coordinated development of land and building uses of the City of Mill Creek and its environs.”

Planning Commission meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Get ready for the 2013 Relay for Life of Mill Creek

The 2013 Mill Creek Relay for Life is in full swing! With 23 teams signed and 71 days till the event, they are well positioned to blow last years results out of the "Creek.” The event will take place June 1st and 2nd at McCollum Park.

The 2013 Mill Creek Relay for Life is in full swing! With 23 teams signed and 71 days till the event, they are well positioned to blow last years results out of the "Creek.” The event will take place June 1st-2nd at McCollum Park and will be an event that you will not want to miss.

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds raised truly make a difference in the fight against cancer – just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!

Relay teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Relay events are up to 24 hours in length and, because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. 

Jackson High School graduate in Gorilla Seattle Battle of the Bands

The 22-year-old’s talents will be put to the test at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 when he and his band, Grid Hopper, compete in the Gorilla Seattle Battle of the Band Finals.

Mill Creek resident Isaac Seavello graduated from Jackson High School and is currently studying music at Edmonds Community College.

By day, Isaac Seavello is Executive Officer for Clubs for the Associated Students of Edmonds Community College (ASEdCC), one of eight students who legislate, promote, and regulate student activities and affairs.

By night, Seavello’s a rock star.

The 22-year-old’s talents will be put to the test at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 when he and his band, Grid Hopper, compete in the Gorilla Seattle Battle of the Band Finals at Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., Seattle.

New Kiwanis Club being organized in Mill Creek

The Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International working in concert with citizens of Snohomish County is forming a Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek.

The Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International working in concert with citizens of Snohomish County is forming a Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek. The aims of the new club are to serve the needs of children in Mill Creek and Snohomish County as well as meeting other needs of the community, develop youth leaders, provide opportunities for leadership, business and social fellowship.

The first pre-organizational meeting will be held in Lynnwood on April 23, 2013, Tuesday, at Volunteers of America, 16300 Motor Place, Lynnwood, WA 98037. The meeting is expected to be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Citizens, 18 years or over, interested in improving the community and helping meet the needs of children are welcome to attend the meeting and become a Charter Member of the new Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek. The club is expected to be chartered in May.  A person, 18 years or over, can sign up for Charter Membership on the Internet at millcreekkiwanis.org.  For more information you can contact Jim Garcia, Kiwanis Lt. Governor, by email, kiwanismillcreek@gmail.com. The latest information of the club will be posted on the website.

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