MHS seeks donated items for auction

  • Tue Jan 5th, 2010 9:30pm

The Meadowdale High School Sports Booster Club is looking for items or services for an upcoming auction that will raise money to help pay for transportation and sports facilities not fully funded by school budgets. Any donated items – things like handyman services, sports tickets, vacation rentals, sports memorabilia, fishing or sightseeing trips, or new items – are appreciated.

Donated items must be received by Friday. The “Drive to Win” auction will be held Feb. 6. For more details or to arrange pick up of your auction items, or to help on the auction committee, contact auction co-chairs Kathy Coffey, 206-295-1177, bonzodiva@verizon.net, or Lisa Hummel, 425-770-5853, thehummels@comcast.net, or visit www.gomavs.org.

EW student selected for aerospace program

Stephen Weikel, a student at Edmonds-Woodway High School, was accepted to the first phase of the Washington Aerospace Scholars, a competitive educational program for high school juniors based at The Museum of Flight in Seattle.

Weikel will spend the next five months studying NASA-designed lessons online. If he does well, he may be selected to attend one of four summer residences hosted at the museum to help design a hypothetical mission to Mars.

Washington Aerospace Scholars aims to inspire students to pursue degrees and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

EdCC seeks input on disaster plans

Edmonds Community College will hold a public forum at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12 to get input as it updates its mitigation plan for natural disasters.

The forum will be held in Snohomish Hall 304, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Directions are at www.edcc.edu/campus.

The college’s plan is part of the North King and South Snohomish County Regional Mitigation Plan coordinated by the Emergency Services Coordinating Agency and addresses severe storms, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

To view the current plans, visit www.esca1.com. To send feedback, e-mail jamie@esca1.com. For more information, contact Stan Linder, the college’s associate director of facilities, at 425-640-1420 or slinder@edcc.edu.

College plans MLK events

Edmonds Community College plans a series of events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. leading up to and following the holiday that reflects on civil rights and social justice.

• Nonviolence trainer Arthur Romano is the feature speaker in, “Call to Conscience: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Message of Nonviolence” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 13 in the campus theater in Mukilteo Hall, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. The event is free and open to the public.

• Romano speaks again at a Citywide Celebration from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. The event is free and open to the public.

• Enjoy dinner and a fashion show at a Project Home fundraiser for homeless students, to be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 16 on campus in Triton Union 202, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Tickets are $40 per person or $300 per table. Call 425-640-1246.

• Later in the month, the college hosts a New Wilderness Project workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 29 in Triton Union 202. The free, public event will explore how to create deeper cross-cultural connections within learning communities. Space is limited. Sign up by calling 425-640-1538.

For more information about any of the events, call the Office of Diversity Affairs at 425-640-1538. Directions to campus are at www.edcc.edu/campus.

Volunteers needed for CE’s

Volunteers are needed to serve on Culminating Exhibition panels. High school students must present a final project to the panel as part of graduation requirements.

All four Everett School District high schools are in need of volunteers, who must commit four hours of time. Volunteers are needed at Henry M. Jackson High School on Jan. 21. To volunteer, contact Vicki Haskell at vhaskell@everettsd.org.

EWHS hosts drill competition

The annual Edmonds-Woodway High School Drill Competition is set for 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 16. The public is invited to attend. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event. They cost $7, $5 for children, students and seniors. Kids age 5 and under are free.

Teams from across Western Washington will compete in several categories of drill, pom and dance. All proceeds from the event benefit the Edmonds-Woodway team for scholarships, uniforms and expenses such as competition fees. This year, the team also is donating a portion of funds raised for the Behind the Badge Foundation, which is dedicated to better serving law enforcement families and their agencies in the state.

Flowers are available for purchase as gifts to performers. Concessions will be sold throughout the course of the day. Commemorative clothing will be available, an professional photographer Bill Bankson of Division One Studio will be present for photos.

Learn more about visual impairment

Parents of children with visual impairments can network with other families and learn about starting a local chapter of the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments at an event Jan. 23.

Susan LaVenture, executive director of NAPVI, will be the keynote speaker at the event to be held at noon at Seattle Lighthouse, 2501 S Plum St., Seattle. Lunch and child care will be provided.

For more information or to attend, contact Kathryn Wiegel at kwiegel@seattlelh.org or 206-436-2116.

Levy information is online

On Feb. 9, voters in the Everett School District will consider two tax levies.

One is a replacement levy for educational programs and operations which replaces the current levy approved by voters in 2006 and that will expire in 2010. The other is a building and repair and technology levy, which will fund school building repair projects such as roofs and upgrades to heating and ventilation systems to save energy costs. It will also purchase computers and software and replace computers on a regular schedule.

To learn more about the levies, visit www.everett.k12.wa.us.