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.
Safety remains our district’s top priority, and to help continually safeguard our school community, Lake Stevens School District is implementing SafeSchools Alert, an anonymous tip reporting service that allows students, staff members, parents and community members to submit safety concerns to our administration in four different ways.
The use of technology and the Internet are integral tools in the education of students. Our students are living in a digital world that requires them to interact in non-traditional ways. Lake Stevens School District recognizes the instructional benefits of these technological resources, but also strives to ensure students are protected from risks and unnecessary distractions.
Eight Lake Stevens School District teachers and specialists earned their National Board Certification in 2014. Certification is an advanced teaching credential, and, as part of the process, educators must analyze their teaching content and students’ needs, submit videos of their teaching and provide student work samples that demonstrate growth and achievement.
Highland Elementary School and Lake Stevens Middle School were named 2014 Schools of Distinction. In total, only 101 elementary, middle, high and alternative schools across the state were recognized.
This summer and early fall, all Lake Stevens School District staff members attended informational sessions on a new emergency response protocol called ALICE—Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. The sessions were led by the district’s School Resource Officers, who are contracted through the Lake Stevens Police Department.
Little hands busy sorting shapes, matching cards, counting, building with blocks, pretending, feeling different textures and exploring—these are just some of the many activities happening at the Early Learning Center.
Learn more about the Common Core State Standards, including what they mean for students, teachers and families.