Students selected based on academics, leadership, school and community involvement and a personal interview. Congratulations to: Ambur Staab, Jamie Santos, Ellie Salvisberg, Amber Dalgleish and Kadah Martin.
For the fourth year in a row, the Lake Stevens Board of Directors approved the refinancing of a portion of the 2005 and 2006 bonds that will result in a decrease in interest payments for taxpayers equaling more than $990,780 over the life of the bond. The combined refinances save taxpayers a total of $3.3 million over the life of the bonds.
On May 13, the Lake Stevens School District Board of Directors and Dr. Amy Beth Cook, Superintendent, recognized the district’s 2015 Partners in Education—Lund Orthodontics and Milestone Kids Dentistry.
Each year the Washington Association of School Administrators holds a regional luncheon to honor educators and community leaders. This year, Phil Biggs, a Technology TOSA and Mick Monken, Public Works Director received the special recognition on May 7 in Everett.
On April 22, Lake Stevens School District honored Volunteers of the Year from each of its 12 schools, and named a pair of Distinguished Service Award recipients. This school year, more than 2,000 volunteers served more than 17,000 hours.
Lake Stevens Middle School and Glenwood and Mt. Pilchuck Elementary Schools were named 2014 Washington Achievement Award winners from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. Washington Achievement Award recipients are the highest performing schools in the state based on three years of academic information as reported in the Washington Achievement Index.
Due to this overcrowding in LSSD elementary schools, new enrollment for next school year is limited to those students who live within the school district boundaries. This means that new non-resident variances for elementary students will not be approved.
Increased enrollment and overcrowding in some buildings caused Lake Stevens School District officials to form a new Facilities Advisory Committee to assist in the creation of a long-range district facility plan. The FAC, which began its work in October 2014, is led by long-time Lake Stevens residents Jeff and Jo-Ann Sickles, and is made up of parents, district staff members, students, administrators, two board members, community members and local business owners.