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 By Beacon Staff    Schools

K–12 internet access program allows more students to learn from home

In mid-August, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced a new program to connect students to their online learning from home. This week, OSPI finalized... — Updated 10/2/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

Virtual discussion on resources for education set for Oct. 6

Rep. Rick Larsen (D–2nd District) will host a live virtual discussion on resources available to students, teachers and families for the 2020-2021 school year on Tuesday, Oct. 6.... — Updated 10/2/2020


District planning for the return of students to schools | Superintendent's Corner

Just as we got our first full week of distance learning under our belts, the tide changed once again. In mid-September, Snohomish Health District recommended schools begin planning... — Updated 10/2/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

Edmonds College opens new STEM and nursing building

Edmonds College is kicking off fall quarter with the opening of a new $54 million building dedicated to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and nursing. "This... — Updated 10/1/2020

 By Sara Bruestle    Schools

Kamiak student aces AP computer science exam | From the Archives

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Kamiak's Joey Schafer, who earned a perfect score on an AP exam. The st... — Updated 9/22/2020


School district welcomes students back

August was a busy month for many staff as we readied plans, teacher trainings, student schedules, laptops, an upgraded communications system and a new learning management system in... — Updated 9/9/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

Students encouraged to enter 2020 Congressional App Challenge

The annual 2020 Congressional App Challenge is now accepting entries. The competition, which runs through Oct. 19, is open to high school and middle school students who live in or attend school in Washington’s 2nd Congressional D... — Updated 9/9/2020


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 8/26/2020

 By Beacon Staff    Schools

College honors and graduations

Alice Cheng, of Mukilteo, was named to the 2020 Dean’s List at Union College. Cheng is a member of the Class of 2023 majoring in Leadership in Medicine. The Union College Dean’s List honors students who have a grade point... — Updated 8/26/2020


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


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