Last spring third- through eighth-graders and 10th- and 11th-graders took the new Smarter Balanced Assessment in English Language Arts and math. Lake Stevens School District's students once again outperformed their peers statewide in all assessed categories. Our students’ assessment scores also led other Snohomish County school districts in the majority of tested areas.
Sept. 22 marked the district's 60 year anniversary. Help us celebrate this milestone by sharing your memories and photos with us.
Each spring parents, staff and community members are invited to participate in a survey to provide feedback on our schools and district as a whole. This year, we used a new approach with Thoughtexchange. The new format allowed participants to share their thoughts, consider and value the perspectives of others and learn from the entire group.
Participation in Lake Stevens High School's instrumental program has nearly quadrupled since 2006. While the popularity and success of the award-winning program grow, available space and resources continue to be exhausted. Every inch of the approximately 4,000 sq. ft. band room, storage lockers and practice rooms are stuffed with instruments, equipment and, of course, students.
Each year, Leadership students in Josh Fountain’s class at Cavelero Mid High School complete a final project. The goal is to utilize the leadership, organization and planning skills learned throughout the class. One team of students—eighth-graders Emma DeFrang and Zack Morgado, took their project a step further—transforming physical education class for eight Life Skills students in Sarah Hirsch’s class at Lake Stevens Middle School.
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.
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.