School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 12:01pm

Last day of school now Monday, June 25

Edmonds School District schools were closed to weather March 1. As a result, the last day of school is now Monday, June 25 with early release. Friday, June 22, will revert to a full day now that it is no longer the last day of school.

Edmonds accepts bids on Lynnwood High

The Edmonds School District is taking the next step in building a new Lynnwood High School by inviting contractors to submit bids for the project at 18217 North Road in unincorporated Snohomish County.

The project will replace the existing Lynnwood High School complex across from the Alderwood mall in Lynnwood, and the start of construction is scheduled for May 2007.

Construction cost for the new two-story, 214,000-square-foot school designed by Bassetti Architects is estimated at approximately $60 million. Site work includes improvements to North Road, as well as new athletic fields, tennis courts, jogging trails and on-site parking. This is a pilot project for the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s sustainable schools program and features state-of-the-art technology for controlling energy consumption and day-lighting.

Pre-bid meetings are scheduled for March 15 and March 20, and the district will open bids on April 11 at the district offices. Logging of the site is due to be complete in time for start of construction in May.

For information contact Debra Born, Project Manager at 425-431-7164.

Floretum Garden Club Offers Scholarship

The Floretum Garden Club of Edmonds is offering two scholarships of $1,000 each to 2007 high school graduates, community college students, or individuals planning careers in a horticultural field.

Applicants will be selected based on:

• Interest in horticulture, floral design, landscape design, botany, forestry or a related field.

• Financial need.

• U. S. citizenship.

• Activities and achievements in school and community.

The recipient may attend any community college, college or university in the state. Scholarship application forms are available from school scholarship offices, the horticulture department or by contacting the Floretum Garden Club’s Scholarship Committee chairperson Joyce Johnson at or 425-774-7865. The deadline for applications is April 17.

Photographers offer scholarship

The Professional Photographers of Washington is accepting applications for the 2007 Student Photographer of the Year Award, open to all high school seniors in the state who will graduate in 2007. One student will win a $1000 scholarship grant, which will be used to further study photography.

A panel of professional photographers who are members of the Professional Photographers of Washington will select the finalists. The student will be chosen based on photographic and scholastic studies, and the wish to continue photography studies.

The application postmark deadline is March 23. For more information or to receive an application, contact Anita Weston at 425-776-4426. Applications and a list of the 2006 Student Finalists are also available online at

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