School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:38am

Drug prevention workshop is Oct. 9

A Parent’s Guide to Drug Prevention workshop for local parents will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Cascade High School library. A light dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

At the workshop, parents will explore what makes teens particularly vulnerable to seeking drugs to cope with adolescence. Participants will better be able to situate themselves to assist their teen in safely navigating the choppy waters of the teen years. The workshop will be presented by Nancy Gagliano, who works with project SAFE, a program of Cocoon House.

For information, contact Lyn Lauzon, Drug &Alcohol Counselor at Jackson High School, at 425-385-7178.

Spaghetti Feed supports JHS band

A spaghetti feed will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 22 at Central Market in Mill Creek Town Center with proceeds going to the Jackson High School Band Program.

The menu will feature Central Market’s homemade meat sauce, tossed green salad, garlic bread and a beverage. Donations will be accepted to support Jackson HS Band Boosters.

AMHS alumni comes on board

Archbishop Murphy High School has hired its first alumni as a teacher. Jack Moir, class of 1996, is the school’s new Spanish teacher.

Many of the faculty taught him in high school. He still holds a few of the track and field records for the school.

New business school at EvCC

Everett Community College will launch a new business school this fall to prepare entrepreneurs and small businesses for a changing global economy.

The college’s School of Business Design will offer a new 90-credit associate’s degree in entrepreneurship, skill-specific small business certificates, continuing education workshops and seminars to support business people at all levels. Classes begin Sept. 25.

The school goes beyond traditional business planning by focusing on hands-on business experience and innovation. Students will have the opportunity to start up, run and liquidate a business. They’ll also use their skills on projects for minority-run businesses in Snohomish County.

For information, contact director Jamie Curtismith at 425-388-9584.

Free business starting workshops

Everett Community College’s School of Business Design is hosting free “How to Start Your Own Business” workshops this fall at the campus.

The workshops will be held from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 5 in Olympus Hall, room 125; noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 11 in Monte Cristo Hall, room 120; 6-7 p.m. Nov. 2 in Olympus Hall, room 125; noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 in Monte Cristo Hall, room 120; 6-7 p.m. Dec. 7 in Olympus Hall, room 125.

To reserve a space, call Everett Community College’s School of Business Design at 425-388-9584 or visit

EvCC has space in Basic Education

Everett Community College has space available for fall in its GED and Adult Basic Education classes, which begin Sept. 25.

Adult Basic Education classes offer students help with basic reading, writing and math skills. GED classes prepare students to take the exam for the General Equivalency Degree.

The college’s Adult Education Department is open weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with evening hours from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The office is located on the second floor of Rainier Hall, 2000 Tower St. in Everett.

For information or a free skills assessment, call 425-388-9291.

AMHS Link Crew begins second year

Last year, Archbishop Murphy High School initiated the Link Crew program to assist in the social transition of freshmen into the community and high school life.

The crew matches freshmen with older student mentors.

Last month, Link Crew participants spent two days planning and organizing activities which they used for the Freshmen Welcome on Aug. 18. They also integrated a retreat into the day.

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