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 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


Edmonds College receives $1.38 million to support low-income, disabled students

Edmonds College will receive $1.38 million in funding over the next five years for its TRIO Student Support Services program, which serves low-income, first-generation college... — Updated 8/14/2020

 By Alison Brynelson    Schools 

Schools will start the year with distance learning | Superintendent's Corner

This August looks and feels different than most. Instead of staff preparing their classrooms and schools for the surge of children on the first day, hallways are quiet as they... — Updated 8/12/2020

 By David Pan    Schools

A smooth transition in tumultuous times

Talk about a baptism by fire. When Alison Brynelson was sworn in as the new Mukilteo School District superintendent on Dec. 9, 2019, she brought with her more than two decades of... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

Four Mukilteo School District students awarded scholarships

The Mukilteo Education Association awarded $1,000 scholarships to four 2020 high school graduates. Mariner's Chase Atchison is the recipient of the Joanne Brennan Memorial... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

Student rep sought for Rosehill Community Board | School Brief

The City of Mukilteo is seeking a student member for the Rosehill Community Board. The current student member’s term ends on Aug. 15. The student member must be a student from the Mukilteo School District, but residency in... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

District asking for input from public on fall plans | School Brief

The Mukilteo School District is seeking the public’s input on its plans for the fall. The district is planning for in-school instruction for elementary students, and a hybrid instruction model of in-person and remote learning... — Updated 7/22/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

Mukilteo woman named new executive director of Gene Nastri School

Julie Buetow is the new executive director of the Gene Nastri Community School of the Arts. Buetow, a resident of Mukilteo, takes over for founder/director Carol Harkins, who... — Updated 7/8/2020


Schools will look far different in the fall | Superintendent's Corner

Staff work groups have been busy developing plans and scenarios to reopen schools this fall. You can see their tasks and progress on the district website at www.... — Updated 7/8/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

Kamiak senior awarded scholarship by Cascade Symphony

Kamiak's Gloria Lee was one of two graduating high school music students to be awarded scholarships by the Cascade Symphony Orchestra. Lee is the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship.... — Updated 6/24/2020


Kamiak High School's Students of the Year

Kamiak High School has named its Students of the Year for the 2019-20. The honorees are: 9th grade: Avery Stengele and Senai Azmach 10th grade: Cade Weatherbie and Camdyn George... — Updated 6/11/2020


District is preparing for different options in the fall | Superintendent's Corner

The past two weeks have been difficult ones for many. These events and responses are happening on top of the pandemic. And while times are very complicated and challenging, almost i... — Updated 6/10/2020


Harbour Pointe Middle School graduates of 2020

Congratulations to the eighth graders of the Harbour Point Middle School Class of 2020. Their next stop is Kamiak High School.... — Updated 6/10/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

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

Snohomish County Councilmember Dunn announces Economic Recovery Advisory Group

Snohomish County Councilmember Megan Dunn, in conjunction with Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin and Tulalip Tribal Leadership, announced the... — Updated 5/1/2020

 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


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


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