School briefs


Last updated 10/25/2017 at Noon

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. on Friday, November 10 at the Future of Flight Aviation Center at Paine Field. Halleck is an award-winning fiction writer, novelist, and a writing instructor who is a three-time cancer survivor who credits the act of writing as part of her healing journey. She is the latest in a string of well-known authors to speak at the annual event. Proceeds from the event will be used to support classroom grants, scholarships, and other efforts that encourage and reward excellence in Mukilteo classrooms. Tickets are $50 a seat or $375 for a table of eight and can be purchased through the foundation’s website at

Pathfinder kindergarten center open house

School is well underway and 485 kindergartners are settled in at the new Pathfinder Kindergarten Center. You are invited to attend an open house to see the new school from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 28. Pathfinder is located behind Fairmount Elementary at 11401 Beverly Park Road in Everett. You will enjoy seeing the unique structure of the building, fun artwork on the walls, individual kindergarten rooms, and more. Hope to see you there!

Special moment at Mariner homecoming

Homecoming is a favorite time of the year for high school students. The anticipated announcement of the homecoming king and queen is especially exciting. This year, something special happened when Mariner senior Jordan Davis-Miller received the crown for homecoming king. Instead of placing it on his own head, he made the selfless decision to give up his crown and cape to fellow classmate and special-needs student, Koby Inthavong. “I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot for Mariner and be a big part of what our school looks like,” Davis-Miller explained. “Having Koby as a classmate has shown me that there is always something to smile about and that the most important things in life are not worn or bestowed on you, but on how you affect others. Koby interacts with others and continues to bring smiles to new faces, as he has brought to mine. I’m so glad Mariner High School has leaders and strong individuals such as Koby. He inspires me to be better to others and he improves my character. All of these are qualities that a king beholds. With that, I’m very proud to be chosen as homecoming king at Mariner, but I’m even more proud to pass the crown on to Koby.”

Columbia students enjoy Walktober Wednesdays

Every Wednesday in October, students, parents, and staff members from Columbia gather at the Mukilteo Library and walk to school together. Special guests are also invited to walk along with them. The purpose of the event is to encourage exercise and to participate in community events. “It is a great way to start the day off with some exercise and to teach the children about crossing intersections safely,” said Hazel Beiermann, organizer of Walktober and PE teacher. “It’s also great to have the children participate in a community activity.”


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