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Everett School District

Woodside Elementary kindergartners and staff celebrate the “big 100”

Woodside Kindergarten teachers, Liz Denning, Patty Josephson, Lauren Clements, Stacy Blenman, Dolly Gamlyn and Sylvia Rushton (not pictured) celebrating the 100th day of school.  Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

On the 100th day of school, kindergarten students at Woodside Elementary were shocked and delighted to see their teachers transform into 100-year-old ladies.

This day is especially important in kindergarten because of the alignment to the math Common Core State Standard: Count to 100 by ones and by tens,” explained Woodside Principal, Dr. Betty Cobbs.


Career connected learning draws more students to Cascade High School advanced placement classes

Cascade High School AP Economics students work on their presentation. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

The number of students attending Breanna Youngber's Advanced Placement Economics courses have nearly doubled in the last three years. The number of students enrolled in AP classes across the Everett School District has also nearly doubled in the past five years.

Eisenhower Middle School principal Stefani Keotje receives Patriot Award

From left to right: Ombudsman John Van Dalen, ombudsman, Principal Stefani Koetje, Counselor Morgan Wolff, Eisenhower counselor, and Sergeant First Class Jamie Hawley. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

Eisenhower Middle School principal Stefani Koetje received a Patriot Award on Tuesday, January 10th.

Washington ESGR Ombudsman John Van Dalen presented the award in recognition of Koetje's extraordinary support of employees serving in the National Guard or Reserve or employees who are a spouse of a Guard or Reserve member.

Search for Hidden Figures grand prizewinner is Jackson High student Yuna Shin

Yuna Shin is the high school grand prizewinner of the Search for Hidden Figures video contest. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

Henry M. Jackson High School 11th-grader Yuna Shin is the high school grand prizewinner of the Search for Hidden Figures video contest. She created the  winning video and takes home $50,000.

Inspired by the movie "Hidden Figures," PepsiCo and 21st Century Fox partnered to find the next generation of women who will lead the way in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

Kinder Konnection, Kindered Hearts community drive helps more students

Raj Hariharan with donations at Lowell Elementary School, one of three schools to receive donations from her efforts. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

Every year, community member Rajeswari (Raj) Hariharan collects donations including food, coats, school supplies, and gift cards to help homeless students at Madison Elementary School. “This year while talking to Anne Jensen, a counselor at Woodside Elementary School, Raj asked for some data about homeless children in the district,” shared Rachel Allen, paraeducator at Madison Elementary.

Everett Public Schools Board honored as a 2016 Board of Distinction!

Left to right: Traci Mitchell, Carol Andrews, Pam LeSesne, Ted Wenta, and Caroline Mason. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

For the second time since 2014, Everett Public Schools Board of Directors has been named a Board of Distinction by the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA).

It is one of 24 school boards across the state to receive this honor this year and was recognized on November 17th during the annual WSSDA conference in Spokane.

Friends of the Mill Creek Library grant helps bring award-winning author to Mariner High School

Matt del la Peña won the prestigious 2016 Newbery Award. Photo courtesy of Sno-Isle Libraries.

Newbery Award winning author Matt de la Peña will spend the day at Mariner High School on Tuesday, October 4th, to tell students how his love for literature and hard work helped him fulfill his dreams. He will also be at the Mill Creek University Book Store for a book signing and reading in the evening.

Parents invited to help select new elementary literacy curriculum materials for Everett Public Schools

New classroom materials to be implemented during the 2017-18 school year in grades K-5.

The district’s elementary literacy selection team, which will include two parents, will spend this year reviewing core reading programs and learning materials to be used by elementary students starting in the fall of 2017. The team’s work will result in a recommendation to the superintendent. Core instructional materials are adopted directly by the school board.