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Police Academy in Everett, tour Northshore School buildings, and a Marysville teen poetry slam.


Everett Community Police Academy returns

After a 20-year break, applications are being accepted for the Everett Community Police Academy.

The 10-week program gives participants who live, work or go to school in Everett the opportunity to engage and gain a deeper understanding of what, why and how Everett’s police work toward enhancing local quality of life and reducing crime.

Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, April 9 through June 11. Anyone is encouraged to apply, especially those who are not currently involved but have a desire to participate actively in the Everett community. Participants must be 21 or older and commit to attending at least eight of the 10 sessions. Due to the nature of the academy, selection will be limited to 20 people with a preference to those who live, work or go to school in Everett’s city limits. All selected participants will need to successfully pass a Washington State Patrol background check.

During this interactive course, participants will be introduced to the basic information that all police officers must know to perform their jobs, including patrol tactics, criminal and narcotics investigations, use of force, Community Outreach, DUI procedures, domestic violence, SWAT operations, gang and youth services and more.

More info: For details and a course application, go to Applications are encouraged to be submitted online but may be printed and returned via mail. All applications are due Friday, March 9.

Tour Northshore School District new building

People can tour the Northshore School District’s new multipurpose building and other additions on the adjoining campuses of Canyon Creek Elementary and Skyview Middle schools next month.

The project added 51,664 square feet: 24,364 square feet at Skyview and 27,300 square feet at Canyon Creek. This expansion project was made possible by Northshore voters who approved a 2018 bond.

Staff and students moved into the new classrooms and used the cafeteria and main office of the new multipurpose building last month.

Canyon Creek’s gym is expected to be finished in time for the grand opening March 5.

The events will begin at 6 p.m. with student musicians and student-led tours, followed by a ribbon cutting at 6:30 p.m. and more tours until 7:45 p.m. RSVP is requested and can be done online at

Teen poetry slam at Marysville library

Teen writers and poetry lovers from the Marysville area can connect to share new ideas, explore artistic potential and listen to fresh, vibrant perspectives at the Marysville Teen Poetry Slam in March.

Aspiring poets can write and perform at this free, after-hours poetry slam open to all teens, no matter what school they attend. No registration or sign-up is required. Snacks will be served.

The poetry slam is scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St.

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