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Everett High School: “We just got done with Homecoming a few weeks ago and, besides that, there really hasn’t been that much going on.”

— Danny Salsbury, junior

Community pep rally, homecoming at Monroe

All Monroe High School alumni are invited to a community pep rally in Bearcat Stadium at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the high school campus, 17001 Tester Road.

There is no admission charge.

Designed to be fun for the entire family, the event features information and game booths, a presentation of the 2008 homecoming royalty, and a powder puff-style flag football game between girls from the senior and junior classes.

Alumni are expected to be recognized as part of the program.

The pep rally also is meant to excite the crowd for the homecoming football game at 7 p.m. Friday against Lake Stevens High School.

Monroe offers SAT prep courses next week

Monroe High School will host a SAT prep course after classes during conference week, Oct. 20-24.

Cost is $20.

Students must register in the school’s career center by Friday.

Lake Stevens sets schedule for stadium

Planning for the Lake Stevens High School stadium project is under way and a new schedule has been set.

Construction bids are expected to go out in the summer of 2009. Demolition of the current stadium and construction of a new stadium is scheduled to begin after the 2009 LSHS football season concludes.

The original planning and construction schedule for the stadium was set for the winter of 2010 with completion in 2011. The current schedule will have the new facility completed by the summer of 2010.

This summer the district explored moving the stadium project up a year to begin demolition this winter. However, due to time constraints and financial schedules, the project was kept on the 2010 completion time line.

The new stadium should include covered seating for 2,500, adequate restrooms and storage space, new concessions area, a new press box and additional parking.

Granite Falls names school board member

Scott Jones has been appointed to the Granite Falls School Board to fill Director District No. 2, which was vacated by Becky Brown last month.

Jones is scheduled to be sworn into office at the regular School Board meeting Wednesday.

Brown has been a Granite Falls resident for 15 years. He has two children, a daughter who graduated from Granite Falls High School, and a son who is a junior at the high school. He is a longtime volunteer coach for youth baseball, softball, football, soccer and basketball and a past volunteer firefighter.

Brown said his interest in serving on the board was “a natural extension of my community service work. The district has done an outstanding job to improve academics and I look forward to continuing that work.”

Brown is a general foreman for GLY Construction based in Bellevue.

Snohomish sets serpentine parade

The Snohomish High School student body will be making its traditional pass through town from 11:07 to 11:37 a.m. Friday with its annual serpentine parade.

Local residents and motorists should expect minor traffic delays within that time frame.

Arlington hosts fair for life after high school

A fair where students can explore opportunities after graduation is 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd.

The event will include representatives from more than 40 colleges, tech schools, universities, apprenticeship programs and the military.

Information sessions on college financial planning and admissions are open at 6:30 p.m.

Students as well as families are welcome.

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