New STEM magnet school info night

  • Tue Jan 24th, 2012 7:05pm

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New STEM magnet school info night

A new magnet school program focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) will be based at Mountlake Terrace High School next fall. Information about the new school program will be shared at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in the high school theater, 21801 44th Ave. W. Prospective families can meet school staff, hear more about the program and ask questions.

The choice program will consist of a technology-driven curriculum and is open to all incoming ninth-graders in the Edmonds School District beginning fall 2012. Students applying from outside the MTHS service area may only enroll in the STEM Honors Diploma program of study.

More information is at or call Principal Greg Schwab at 425-431-7777.

Mountlake Terrace teen accepted to WAS

Esteban Parreno, of Mountlake Terrace, was accepted into the first phase of the 2011-12 Washington Aerospace Scholars program.

Parreno, who attends Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle, was among those selected from 297 students from 110 different public, private and home-school organizations who applied to participate in WAS in November 2011.

He will spend the next five months competing academically for one of the 160 slots in a summer residency session to be held at The Museum of Flight in June and July. To qualify for the summer program, students must satisfactorily complete 10 NASA-designed online lessons, consisting of research essays, space-related math problems and detailed graphics that illustrate their ideas.

WAS is a free, competitive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education program for high school juniors from across the state and is affiliated with NASA Johnson Space Center’s National High School Aerospace Scholars program with partner programs in Texas, Virginia and Idaho.

Sno-Isle open house

Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center’s annual open house is set for 5-7 p.m. Feb. 2. The public high school serves juniors and seniors from across Snohomish County on its campus at 9001 Airport Road, Everett.

Eighteen different programs will run mini-workshops starting on the half-hour with hands-on activities and demonstrations so that students can get a feel for the intensity of each program. With this new model, families should expect to be able to visit four different program areas during the open house in order to make an informed application decision.

Before coming, students should go to to narrow their choices and decide which programs to visit.

LHS club fundraiser shreds papers

Lynnwood High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) club will hold a Shred-A-Thon from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Target parking lot near the Alderwood mall, 18305 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood.

The fundraiser aims to prevent identity theft by shredding personal documents. Suggested donation is $5 for small boxes or bags of documents; $10 for large.

For more information, contact teacher Molly McFadden at 425-431-5262 or

‘All Shook Up’ rescheduled

Snow canceled planned performances of Mountlake Terrace High School’s “All Shook Up,” a musical featuring the hits of Elvis Presley.

Students will now perform at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 26-27, at the school, 21801 44th Ave. W. Tickets are $8.