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Last updated 3/28/2018 at Noon

Are you worried about school safety and security?

The Mukilteo School District has arranged for a visit to Mukilteo by Dr. David Schonfeld, who is one of the nation’s leading experts in supporting students and staff members at times of crisis and loss. Schonfeld worked with the staff at Kamiak in the aftermath of the tragic shootings in Mukilteo during the summer of 2016 and has also provided his services in the wake of shootings in Parkland, Florida; Newtown, Connecticut; Las Vegas; Marysville; Spokane; and many others.

While here, Schonfeld plans to meet with staff members at ACES, Mariner, and Kamiak and will offer a community presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at the Kamiak Performing Arts Center.

Pathfinder wins award for innovative learning space

Pathfinder Kindergarten Center was selected as the first place winner of the Learn by Design competition, which is part of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Education Conference and Festival, a four-day event held recently in Austin, Texas.

The school was among 10 finalists selected from applicants from around the world, such as Japan, Lebanon, and Australia.

The Learn by Design competition is in its second year and celebrates the creativity, innovation, and incredible design acumen happening worldwide.

Mariner first to receive critical incident exercise

Actions taken in the initial minutes of an emergency are critical, and can save lives. In light of recent and tragic events across the county, Snohomish County Deputy James Atwood recently held a critical incident exercise at Mariner that allowed local law enforcement agencies and school personnel to discuss tactics, dynamic ingress and egress, incident command systems, triage, and evacuation with the primary goal of keeping our communities safe in the event of a critical incident like an active shooter. Law enforcement agencies involved included School Resource Officers, special operations, the Office of Neighborhoods, K-9, motors, and detectives from the Everett, Mill Creek, and Mukilteo police departments, as well as Snohomish County Fire District 1. Mariner was the first of several locations to receive the exercise. The exercise also will be held at Everett, Snohomish, and Northshore school districts.


To Kamiak forensic teacher Maggie Lewis on being awarded the prestigious MJ Murdock Partners in Science grant. The unique program pairs high school science teachers with a mentor to work on cutting-edge science research in an academic lab over the course of two summers and helps teachers take what they learn into the classroom to promote hands-on science education.

Mariner’s annual spring musical

Mariner Theatre Arts presents Disney’s popular Beauty and the Beast. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on March 29, 30, and 31 in the school’s Little Theatre. Tickets will be available at the door beginning at 6 p.m. each night. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.

HUGS for Ghana

You and your family members are cordially invited to HUGS for Ghana Culture Night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 30 at the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo.

Culture Night is a fundraiser filled with cultural immersion, dinner, and performance, and is presented by Kamiak students. Admission fee is $20 per person. Proceeds benefit Ghanaian and local communities.

Youth and Family Wellness Fair

The third annual Youth and Family Wellness Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at Evergreen MS, located at 7621 Beverly Lane in Everett. The wellness fair is a free community event organized through community partnerships with Snohomish County Human Services and provides free services to families. Those attending can attend workshops on how to handle temper tantrums, immigration and family rights, maximizing children’s learning, and more. Free community resources include haircuts and manicures, family photos, and dental vans. Special guests are Tim Noah (10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and The Son of the Reptile Man (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.), a highlight for the children. In support of the fair, all Everett Transit will be free. For more information, call 425-388-7254.


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