The school board celebrates musicians and supports the expansion of the Assisted Learning program

The Edmonds Faculty District Board of Administrators at its January 24 assembly recommended the scholar musicians, heard progress on the Alderwood Center Faculty enchancment plan and heard suggestions for increasing the district’s instructional help packages.

The board honors six Edmonds Faculty District musicians.

Six college students have been awarded certificates for choice as All-Northwest and All-State musicians. They’re:
Glenn O’Brien, Lynnwood Excessive Faculty – All-NW Band, Trombone
Gabriel Espitia, Mountlake Terrace Excessive Faculty – All Northwest Jazz Choir, drums
Audrey Chen, Edmonds Woodway Excessive Faculty, All-State Orchestra, Cello
Sophia McCann, Lynnwood Excessive Faculty – All Northwest Orchestra, violin
Ryan Fann, Lynnwood Excessive Faculty – All-NW Jazz Choir, Tenor 2
Pierce McCann, Lynnwood Excessive Faculty – All-State Orchestra, Viola

As well as, six college students from Alderwood Center Faculty spoke about their experiences with AVID (Development by way of Particular person Choice). This system teaches college students strategies and methods for overcoming challenges they face of their schooling, akin to breaking down more durable ideas and dealing collectively.

Olga Arimenko, a scholar at Alderwood Center Faculty, talks concerning the influence of AVID in her life

“AVID has not solely helped me put together for my tutorial future, however it has additionally helped me perceive who I’m as a scholar and as a colleague,” stated Olga Arimenko, a 12 months 7 scholar from Alderwood Center Faculty. “I discovered the methods that work for me and I exploit these I discovered from Avid throughout exams, in courses, and outdoors of college as nicely.”

Alderwood Center Faculty officers continued their presentation by discussing the college’s chosen purpose of bettering college students’ sense of belonging. The college selected participation as its purpose as a result of the information indicated that the scholars didn’t really feel related to the college neighborhood.

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Principal Kristi Vari stated {that a} sense of belonging is just not solely essential for the scholars’ schooling, but in addition for his or her psychological and emotional well being. She added that the college is working with its college to enhance teacher-student relations.

Alderwood Center Assistant Supervisor David Friedel spoke concerning the coaching of workers who’ve been given to acknowledge indicators of suicide and implement social and emotional studying. He additionally famous the success of CBITS (Cognitive Behavioral Trauma Intervention in Faculties), a program that connects youngsters who’ve skilled comparable traumas.

In different enterprise, the board heard a proposal to broaden instructional help packages. The proposed growth is meant to help college students who’ve been considerably impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Board members applauded this system’s concentrate on scholar success and well being and supported its growth.

Deborah Kilgore chatting with college students at Alderwood Center Faculty

The college board additionally accredited pending language modifications to district insurance policies. A report on the district price range indicated that all the things was on monitor with expectations and no motion was wanted. Faculty Board Vice President Deborah Kilgore has obtained a letter of appreciation for her 5 years of service on the Board.

Lastly, the board has knowledgeable the general public that the seek for the supervisor place goes nicely and that when the finalists have been narrowed down, viewers members will probably be welcomed to a neighborhood discussion board on Tuesday, February 7 on the Mountlake Terrace Excessive Faculty Playhouse from 6:30-8:30 p.m. You could find out Extra on the supervisor search course of right here.

Written by Jasmine Contreras Lewis

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