Community meetings regarding gender diversity topic to be held

Our district is hosting two series of community meetings regarding the gender diversity topic:

  • Community Forums - These community forums are intended for parents and community members who are interested in learning more about how to talk about gender and transgender issues with kids. These will be held at the middle and high schools. The meetings at Valley View Middle School and Centennial Middle School will be developed for elementary and middle school audiences, and the meetings at Glacier Peak High School and Snohomish High School will be targeted toward high school audiences. Each of these four meetings has a limit of 40 attendees and signup is required through Sign Up Genius (see link below). Aidan Key from Gender Diversity will be facilitating these discussions along with Scott Peacock, Assistant Superintendent.
    • March 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Glacier Peak High School (7401 144th Place SE in Snohomish)

    • March 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Valley View Middle School (14308 Broadway Avenue SE in Snohomish)

    • March 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Centennial Middle School (3000 South Machias Road in Snohomish)

    • March 22 from 6-8 p.m. at Snohomish High School (1316 Fifth Street in Snohomish)

    • Click here to RSVP to a Community Forum through Sign Up Genius

  • Policy Review/Feedback Forums - These two meeting opportunities are for anyone interested in learning about the policy and offering feedback. Scott Peacock, Assistant Superintendent, will be facilitating these two meetings. There is no limit to the number of attendees, however attendees are asked to sign up through the Sign Up Genius link below.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year is happening now at district elementary schools. The district's kindergarten program includes a strong emphasis on the development of academic and social skills. In addition, we provide children with the opportunity to explore, discover and experience the joy of learning.

 

We are excited to share that in 2016 – 2017, all kindergarten classes in the Snohomish School District will follow a full-day format. The state of Washington is providing the funding for the full-day kindergarten program. This means there will not be any tuition costs for families. The program is entirely state-funded for ALL kindergarten students. Please click here to view the 2016-2017 Kindergarten Handbook.

 

For more information on kindergarten registration, please contact the elementary school your child will attend. If you do not know which school your child will attend, please call our Transportation Department at 360-563-3525.

4/5/6 highly capable program, middle school honors information

4/5/6 highly capable program

Application packets for the 4/5/6 highly capable program are available online (located on all school websites under the Students and Departments & Programs channel/directory - Highly Capable/Honors page), at all Snohomish elementary schools and the district's Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish). Completed application packets are due Friday, February 5, 2016, and can be turned in at your local school or the Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish). Students currently enrolled in the 4/5/6 program do not need to reapply.

Middle school honors

Application packets for the middle school honors program are available online (located on all school websites under the Students and Departments & Programs channel/directory - Highly Capable/Honors page), at all Snohomish elementary and middle schools and the district's Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish). Completed application packets are due Friday, February 5, 2016, and can be turned in at your local school or the Resource and Service Center (1601 Avenue D in Snohomish). Students currently enrolled in the middle school honors program or are 6th graders in the 4/5/6 program do not need to reapply.

 

If you have questions about the either the 4/5/6 highly capable program or middle school honors classes, please contact Linda Varner, Highly Capable Specialist, at linda.varner@sno.wednet.edu or 360-563-7296 or Julie Francois at 360-563-7296.

Student cooking contest returns

The district's annual Future Chefs Challenge/Kids Can Cook Cooking Contest, sponsored by the Food Services Dept.,is back!

 

District 4th - 6th grade students are invited to submit recipes for their favorite after-school snacks. The recipes, which must be submitted by Friday, March 18, do not have to be original. They can be family recipes or from cookbooks, the Internet, etc. Recipe submittal forms are available by clicking here. Student finalists will be selected from the submitted recipes and will be invited to prepare their creations at Glacier Peak High School. Families, teachers and principals will be invited to taste these culinary masterpieces at a Friday, May 13, event. A panel of judges will select the grand prize winners. Past award categories have included:

  • Health-conscious foods
  • Simple, kid-friendly preparation
  • Fun food
  • Judge’s choice

All finalists will receive a framed certificate, a recipe book of all of the finalists’ recipes, an apron/chef’s coat, as well as a medal. Grand prize winners will receive an additional award.

 

Transportation will not be provided for the cook-off. Kids will need to be dropped off and picked up at Glacier Peak High School. In addition, students will be supervised by kitchen staff during the food production to help ensure that safe food practices are followed and that no one gets hurt. For more information, call the Food Service Dept. at 360-563-7298.

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Our Mission: The Snohomish School District, in its commitment to excellence, places the success of each student at the center of all decisions and actions. Partnerships and strong academic programs ensure competent, responsible, lifelong learners.

 

The  Snohomish School District #201 does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. 

 

Special thanks to Snohomish community member Todd Elvig for providing the photos in the banner above.