Yesterday, a concerned parent posted on Facebook regarding a rumor she heard from her child about possible violence at Cavelero Mid High School. This post was widely shared on social media and created a great deal of fear and confusion for students, families, staff members and our community. Some parents/guardians also reached out to the news media, which escalated the situation and further spread the baseless rumor.
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. For the third year in a row we used Thoughtexchange to allow participants to share their thoughts, consider and value the perspectives of others and learn from the entire group.
ELC students will begin the school year on Sept. 28 in their current building, adjacent to Hillcrest Elementary School. They will be welcomed into their new school-off of Lake Drive, in the north-end of the school district-on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. ELC staff members will have time to move into their new building and set up classrooms and workspaces prior to the end of 2017 to be ready to welcome students after winter break.
Lake Stevens School District was one of 21 districts in the state to receive a K-3 Class Size Reduction Grant from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The grant provides funds to assist districts with adding new K-3 classroom spaces. In Lake Stevens, a portion of this money will be used to add two new kindergarten classrooms in each of our six elementary schools.
Highland Elementary School was designated a Leader in Me Lighthouse School because of its outstanding results in school and student outcomes by implementing The Leader in Me process with fidelity. Highland is only the second school in Washington to achieve this honor.