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Mukilteo School District planning 'virtual' ceremonies to honor high school graduates

The Mukilteo School District is planning “virtual” ceremonies to honor its high school graduates. Students will be picking up their caps and gowns in the coming weeks and, at a later date, arrive at their school at an assigned... — Updated 5/13/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

Kamiak in top 25 best schools in state by U.S. News and World Report

Kamiak High School was ranked 24th among the 310 high schools in Washington by U.S. News and World Report in its annual list of 2020 Best High Schools. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests and how well... — Updated 5/13/2020


District makes changes in response to COVID-19 pandemic, more work to be done | Superintendent's Corner

If you imagine public education as a large freighter, steady and strong, but typically slow to change course, the last two months have put rocket boosters on the back and converted... — Updated 5/13/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

CWU-Lynnwood to offer BA in liberal studies this fall

Staring this fall, Central Washington University-Lynnwood, located on the campus of Edmonds College, will offer a new bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies. "We saw the... — Updated 5/3/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

Edmonds College to award $1.44 million in CARES Act funding to students

Edmonds College will receive $1.44 million in federal CARES Act funding to provide emergency assistance to students who are experiencing COVID-19 related financial hardships. The one-time, limited assistance is aimed at helping... — Updated 4/23/2020

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

Edmonds CC changes its name change to 'Edmonds College'

More than 50 years after its founding as Edmonds Community College, the two-year school now has a new name. The Edmonds Community College board of trustees voted in favor of the... — Updated 4/23/2020

 By Beacon staff    Schools

School districts granted flexibility for graduating seniors

The Washington State Board of Education approved emergency rules that allow school districts to apply for greater flexibility in awarding a diploma to high school seniors impacted by closures. The decision was adopted during a... — Updated 4/22/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

School districts granted flexibility for graduating seniors

The Washington State Board of Education approved emergency rules that allow school districts to apply for greater flexibility in awarding a diploma to high school seniors impacted by closures. The decision was adopted during a... — Updated 4/20/2020


Update - Superintendent's Corner: School routines upended by coronavirus pandemic

It is hard to believe it was just a month ago when we were all still in school, going about our daily routines. Those routines have been upended with a response that changes daily... — Updated 4/18/2020

 By David Pan    Schools

Mukilteo Schools Foundation providing free educational supplies

The Mukilteo Schools Foundation is stepping up to help low-income families. The foundation, in partnership with Connect Casino Road, has distributed free educational supplies, such... — Updated 4/17/2020

 By David Pan    Schools

Mukilteo School District distributing computers, providing online training for teachers

The Mukilteo School District is continuing to distribute laptop computers to students, while teachers are receiving training on an online platform that will connect them with... — Updated 4/8/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

Rick Steves offers kids a virtual trip to Europe

For millions of teachers and parents suddenly homeschooling, their students are stuck in the house, wishing for something fun and enriching to watch. Local travel writer and public... — Updated 4/8/2020


Mukilteo School District donates medical supplies

The Mukilteo School District was able to gather various personal protective equipment from Mariner High School, Sno-Isle TECH and the District Support Services Center to donate to... — Updated 4/7/2020


High school seniors still have time to submit essay for $1,500 scholarship

The Mukilteo Historical Society is reminding high school seniors that there is still time for them to submit an essay to compete inthe Mukilteo Historical Society Essay Contest. The organization offers an annual essay contest for... — Updated 3/27/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

InvestED pledges $250,000 to support students in need during coronavirus school shutdown

InvestED, one of the state’s leading education non-profits, is taking immediate action to support students displaced and negatively affected by the COVID-19 school shutdown with a $250,000 donation. The $250,000 will be allocated... — Updated 3/25/2020


3 Endeavour students win top honors

Students from across the state used their imagination, creativity and interpretation of the theme "Look Within" in the 2019-20 National PTA Reflections program, resulting in not one... — Updated 3/18/2020


Have you talked to your kids about COVID-19?

Kids are talking about it to each other and may have some worries or misinformation. Let them know that it’s natural and OK to be worried. You can reassure them that kids who have gotten COVID-19 have recovered nicely. Make sure... — Updated 3/18/2020


Student meals available!

Starting this week, free "to go" meals are available for any child at several sites throughout the Mukilteo School District. Meals will include breakfast and lunch and will be avail... — Updated 3/18/2020


Washington Educators Association supports governor's decision

WEA President Larry Delaney issued the following statement about Gov. Inslee's announcement to close schools due to the coronavirus epidemic in Washington state. “This is an extraordinary time, unlike anything we’ve seen in... — Updated 3/18/2020


Students in the News

Eleanor Sis makes honor roll More than 6,100 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester. Among them is Eleanor Sis, of Mukilteo, who is enrolled in the School of Heal... — Updated 3/11/2020


$1,500 scholarships to outstanding college-bound seniors in Mukilteo

Capitol Seniors Housing, a leading senior living investment and development firm, announced plans to triple the number of college scholarships it will award in 2020. Capitol Seniors Housing owns Harbour Pointe Senior Living. The... — Updated 3/11/2020

 By Leona Vaughn    Schools

Sex education becomes a requirement for Washington state public schools

Public school students will soon have a greater understanding of their sexuality, sexual abuse and the importance of consent under a new law passed by Washington state legislators. Senate Bill 5395 requires all public schools in... — Updated 3/11/2020


Edmonds CC student Vinicius Armucho honored with Transforming Lives award

The Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees awarded Vinicius Armucho with its 2020 Transforming Lives award. "Vinicius exemplifies the kind of student we hope to support and... — Updated 3/4/2020

 By Leona Vaughn    Schools

Undocumented students could soon be eligible for college loans

Students who are undocumented immigrants may soon find it easier to finance their higher education with a proposal working its way through the state legislature. Senate Bill 6561, now under consideration in the House, establishes a... — Updated 3/4/2020


Thanks to you, school projects can start right away

By now, many of you may have heard or read that the capital bond passed with 60.34% approval. Since bonds require a 60% supermajority to pass, our proposition passed by a narrow... — Updated 3/4/2020


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