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Cascade High School

“We just had a spring sports assembly and (Friday) we had to dress up in our class colors. So I dressed up in green because I’m a senior.”

PAUL TRINH, senior

Lake Stevens schools set celebration event

The Lake Stevens School District plans an evening of celebrations to honor student artists, school volunteers and education partners from the community next week.

The event will begin with recognition of student calendar artists at 5:30 p.m. April 22 at the Lake Stevens High School’s Performing Arts Center, 2908 113th Ave NE. Students will have their artwork on display in the foyer of the arts center.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., there will be a recognition ceremony for volunteers and education partners.

District leaders will honor and recognize a volunteer at each school, members of a boundary review committee and a “partner in education.”

This year’s partner in education award goes to Lake Stevens Police Chief Randy Celori for his leadership in the Safe Schools Initiative.

Student musical performances will be presented by the Highland Elementary Chorus and the Cavelero Mid High Jazz Band.

A dessert bar and light appetizers with coffee and tea will be served following the awards ceremony.

Snohomish preschool sets fundraiser for Saturday

The Snohomish Cooperative Preschool has scheduled a rummage sale to benefit its program for this weekend.

The event is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Masonic Hall, 602 Ave. B, Snohomish.

Center on Education change joins UW Bothell

Kenyon S. Chan, chancellor at the University of Washington’s Bothell campus, recently announced a new partnership with the Center on Reinventing Public Education.

The research center, founded in 1993, is changing its affiliation from the UW Seattle Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs to UW Bothell.

“This change will provide UW Bothell students with unique training opportunities and access to top-notch research in the area of school reform,” Chan said.

The center focuses on policy-oriented research on K-12 public education.

With the new arrangement, the Center will be housed both in Seattle and at UW Bothell.

For more information on the Center on Reinventing Public Education, go to www.crpe.org.

Trafton Elementary to celebrate its own history

Trafton Elementary School supporters plan a ceremony celebrating the school’s placement on two historic registries at 1 p.m. Friday at the campus, 12616 Jim Creek Road, Arlington.

Plaques will be unveiled.

Trafton, which serves about 150 students, in kindergarten through fifth grade, was built for $3,792.93 in 1912. It replaced the 1888 Trafton school on the same site.

Trafton is a rustic campus along Highway 530 where youngsters still yank the rope to the bell tower to round up their classmates from recess and bring flashlights on windy days in case of power outages.

Arlington seniors to present projects May 8

Arlington High School has set two sessions for students to present their senior projects on May 8.

The times are 7:30 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd.

Monroe therapists to give parents tips

Occupational and speech and language therapists will be the guests at this month’s gathering of a special education parents meeting in the Monroe School District.

The event is 7 p.m. Wednesday at the administration building, 200 E. Fremont St.

Besides discussing their area of expertise, the therapists will suggest at-home activities parents can use to help their children.

Everett PTSA awards banquet set for May 21

Everett Council PTSA plans to hold its annual Golden Acorn banquet in May.

This event honors PTA volunteers who have received a Washington State PTA Award and live within the Everett School District.

The banquet is 5:30 p.m. May 21 at the Everett Events Center, 2000 Hewitt Ave., in ballroom B.

Reservations are required.

For more information, contact Louise Uriu at 425-252-7327.

Marysville expected to name new principals

The Marysville School District is expected to fill two principal vacancies for next fall.

Kristin DeWitte will be the new principal at Allen Creek Elementary School and Janelle McFalls will be the new principal at Shoultes Elementary School, pending school board approval.

DeWitte brings 28 years of experience in education in a variety of roles. She has worked with students in both basic education and special education classes and has been a university adjunct professor and student teaching supervisor.

McFalls has 19 years of experience in education. She has been learning administrative skills while on a special assignment at Liberty Elementary School. She was a literacy coach for three years and before that an elementary teacher in Marysville.

Voyager plans jazz night to pay for field trip

Students from Voyager Middle School plan to hold a concert later this month to help pay for a school field trip to the Wild Waves amusement park.

The concert is 7 p.m. April 30 in the Voyager commons, 11711 Fourth Ave. W., Everett.

Tickets are $6.

“Swingin’ into Spring” will feature a night of jazz from the Wolverine seventh- and eighth-grade jazz bands, school choirs and a community jazz band. A dance floor also will be open.

Tickets to the event have been handed out in class to all the students, but tickets also can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/31992.

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