School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 9:59am

New school leaders named

Everett School District board members approved two new principals at its March 22 meeting.

Catherine Matthews is to take the helm at the 1,600-student Everett High School next year. She currently is principal at Lakewood High School, which enrolls about 700 students.

Meanwhile, Tobias Brenner was recommended for the principal’s post at the 400-student Jefferson Elementary School. Brenner currently is a vice principal in the Lake Washington School District.

A principal for Penny Creek Elementary School has not yet been found. An interim principal continues serving there in the meantime.

Northshore saves taxpayers millions

Taxpayers will save more than $8.4 million thanks to Northshore School District’s decision to again refinance outstanding bonds originally issued in 1997 and 2002 and repay some of its outstanding debt.

The school board approved the action at its March 8 meeting.

The district took advantage of the favorable market conditions and obtained a much lower interest repayment rate on the bonds. At the same time the district used some additional debt-service funds to repay more of its debt.

The resulting actual dollar savings will not increase district revenues but will go back to the local taxpayers in the form of reduced taxes.

AMHS performs ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Archbishop Murphy High School students perform “Bye Bye Birdie” opening at 7:30 p.m. April 15 at the Theater at the PUD, 2320 California St., Everett.

Other performances include 7:30 p.m. April 16 and 23 and 2 p.m. April 24.

For more information call 425-485-8317 or for phone bankcard orders only, call 425-379-6363 ext. 225.

Do not call the Theater at the PUD for show information. Tickets cost $12 for adults or $10 for students/seniors.

Student art on display in Everett

Everett School District hosts its seventh-annual high school art show weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 29 at the administration building, 4730 Colby Ave. Student work is for sale.

Local student wins award for research

Mill Creek resident and Grove City College student JK Park won an award for excellence in research from the Eastern Psychological Association at its recent meeting in Boston.

Park worked with two other students on the project, and the award included a $300 prize. Grove City College is located near Pittsburgh.

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