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 By Andy Muntz    Schools

School briefs for 10/11/17

Tickets for foundation breakfast are on sale Local author Mindy Halleck will be the featured speaker at the Mukilteo Schools Foundation’s annual fundraising breakfast, which will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the Futur... — Updated 10/11/2017

 

School Briefs

Students sign beams for construction projects Students at both Discovery Elementary and Olympic View Middle School recently had the opportunity to take part in an important milestone for the construction of facilities that were... — Updated 12/21/2016

 

School board elects new officers

During its meeting on Monday, Dec. 12, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: • Elected board officers for the following year. John Gahagan will serve as the school board president and Mike Simmons will serve as the vice... — Updated 12/14/2016 Full story

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

School Briefs

Odyssey Elementary wins 2 Title I awards The staff and students at Odyssey Elementary are celebrating the winning of two prestigious awards for high academic achievement among Title I schools. Title I is a federal program that... — Updated 12/7/2016

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

Registration opens for Mukilteo School District this month

School is just around the corner. Classes in the Mukilteo School District are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Returning students are already registered for school, but students who have moved to the district during the... — Updated 8/7/2014

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

Students can register now for summer school

Summer is almost here, which means registration is now open for the Mukilteo School District’s Summer School program. Sessions providing basic skills instruction in reading, writing, and math will be available at all grade... — Updated 5/21/2014 Full story

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

Kindergarten registration for Mukilteo opens March 3

Do you have a child who will attend kindergarten in the Mukilteo School District next year? It’s almost time to get him or her registered for classes! Registration for kindergarten classes in the 2014-15 school year will be... — Updated 2/14/2014

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

Schools foundation awards grants to Mukilteo teachers

The Mukilteo Schools Foundation has awarded 41 grants totaling $17,618 to help Mukilteo educators fund classroom projects designed to improve student achievement. The grants, which are for up to $500, are awarded each year using... — Updated 2/14/2014

 
 By Andy Muntz    Opinion

A rebuttal on school levy attacks | Guest View

We have always been forthright about the fact that the cost of salaries and benefits is by far the Mukilteo School District's largest expense. Schools don’t buy wholesale... — Updated 2/5/2014

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

School enrollment will continue to increase, consultant says

“Enrollment is going up,” said consultant Dr. Les Kendrick in a report to the Mukilteo School Board on Monday. “We might quibble about how much and when, but it is going up.” Kendrick, an expert in the field of forecasting... — Updated 1/17/2014

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

School district to hold public meetings about construction proposal

The Mukilteo School District will hold two public meetings to discuss projects that may be included in a construction bond proposal to be presented to voters in February. The meetings will be held at Voyager Middle School, 11711... — Updated 10/9/2013 Full story

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

A story of student-centered leadership

It had to happen sooner or later, says Sue Idso, fifth grade teacher at Mukilteo Elementary. After all, progress needs space and the land next to the playgrounds at her school was no exception. In spring of 2012, an entire forest... — Updated 10/9/2013

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

It’s almost time to register for school

School is just around the corner: Classes in the Mukilteo School District are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Returning students are already registered for school, but students who have moved to the area during the... — Updated 8/14/2013

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

Free summer food service for children

The Mukilteo School District is sponsoring the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children 2 through 18 years of age. Meals will be provided at the sites listed... — Updated 6/5/2013 Full story

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

Registration open for Summer School

Registration is open for the Mukilteo School District Summer School program, which offers classes for students entering first grade through high school. Register now until June 7 for elementary students and until June 28 for... — Updated 5/29/2013

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

Public meetings to discuss overcrowding in schools

The Mukilteo School District has a problem: too many elementary students and not enough classrooms to house them. The public is invited to a pair of meetings to be held on May 14 and 15 to learn more about possible solutions for... — Updated 5/8/2013 Full story

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

3 schools to offer all-day kindergarten

The Mukilteo School District will offer all-day kindergarten classes at three elementary schools next year: Endeavour, Odyssey and Serene Lake. Registration to the three tuition-based classes will be open to students from... — Updated 4/24/2013

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

School Briefs

During its meeting on March 25, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: • Approved the school district’s goals for the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. The goals are a part of the school district’s long-range... — Updated 3/27/2013 Full story

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

Overcrowding forces 12 schools to restrict enrollment

Overcrowded buildings will cause 12 Mukilteo schools to limit new admissions next year to just those students who live within the school district boundary. It will be the ninth consecutive year that the Mukilteo School District... — Updated 3/13/2013 Full story

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

Kindergarten registration now open

Do you have a child who will attend kindergarten in the Mukilteo School District next year? It’s time to get him or her registered for classes! Registration for kindergarten classes in the 2013-14 school year is now underway at... — Updated 3/6/2013

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

Schools foundation awards grants to Mukilteo teachers

The Mukilteo Schools Foundation has awarded 35 grants of up to $500 each to help Mukilteo educators fund classroom projects that are intended to improve student achievement. The... — Updated 2/20/2013

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

School employees win Lighthouse Award

A Mukilteo School District teacher and staff member are winners of the district’s Lighthouse Award. Julie Russell, an English teacher at Kamiak High School, and Jeff Donley, the s... — Updated 2/6/2013

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

Cards of hope make their way to Sandy Hook

When Nancy Jordan, art teacher at Harbour Pointe Middle School, heard that many of the folks in Newtown, Conn., were feeling alone after the horrible tragedy that took place at... — Updated 1/23/2013

 

Help your children feel safe

We are very sad to hear about the tragic shooting Friday at an elementary school in Connecticut. As many of us watch the news reports about this incident, it’s natural that we struggle to understand how something like this could... — Updated 12/15/2012

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools

School board report for Sept. 24

During its meeting on Sept. 24, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: Heard staff reports about and discussed the following: the school district’s English Language Learner program, activities of the Transportation... — Updated 9/26/2012

 

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