On June 23 we celebrated the official groundbreaking of the new P-5 Campus. Guests were welcomed by Dr. Amy Beth Cook and Board President Kevin Plemel. The Highland Elementary School Ukulele Club, under the direction of Liz Plunkett, provided entertainment. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible, and to our wonderful community for their support!
Ryan Henderson has been chosen as the new principal of Highland Elementary School, beginning July 5, 2016. Ryan replaces Matt Pewitt, who will serve as a planning principal next school year before the district’s newest elementary school opens.
Lake Stevens School District is committed to protecting the health of our students, staff and guests. We have partnered with the Washington State Department of Health, the Snohomish Health District and the Snohomish Public Utility District to ensure that the water quality problems found in other communities and school districts does not happen in Lake Stevens. We are in the process of creating a comprehensive plan to test our schools’ drinking water for lead.
Matt Pewitt has been selected as principal of our newest elementary school, which was part of the 2016 bond projects, and is scheduled to open during the 2017-18 school year. Pewitt is currently the principal of Highland Elementary School, a position he has held for the past six years.
Glenwood, Mt. Pilchuck and Skyline Elementary Schools each received a 2015 Washington Achievement Award from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. These three schools are among 258 schools across the state that received Washington Achievement Awards for 2015.