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Focus on learning math, not on the test

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:42PM

Unfortunately, the education debate in Olympia these days is more about tubing the WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning) than about learning and teaching.

Banking blues

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:42PM

Since I have most of my money in Washington Mutual Bank, every time I see a WaMu headline in the newspapers, I read the article under it very carefully.

Letters

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:37PM

Times needs balance

School House Café

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:58PM

MARYSVILLE The specials change on a regular basis, but last week they included grilled pork chops, teriyaki salmon and Jerusalem artichoke and fennel gratin.

Police chief unveils new plan for department

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:58PM

MARYSVILLE With an emphasis on preparing for the upcoming annexation of some 20,000 new residents, Police Chief Rick Smith last week unveiled a detailed "business plan" for his department.

Tulalip Tribes moving forward while working with neighbors

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:58PM

TULALIP The new Tulalip Hotel is probably the most visible project Tulalip Tribal Chairman Mel Sheldon talked about last week.

Red Hat ladies just want to have fun

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:58PM

TULALIP The quips and one-liners were almost as common as purple outfits and red hats.

Branan, Nemra are students of the month

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:57PM

MARYSVILLE Asked to talk about themselves, the March Students of the Month for Marysville-Pilchuck High School gave a couple of diverse answers.

Food bank honors volunteers

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:57PM

MARYSVILLE The Marysville Food Bank honored about 85 volunteers during their annual volunteer dinner held April 17.

Gail Jubie Memorial raises funds for food bank

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 11:23AM

LEGALNOTICES

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:57PM

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Totem Middle School

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:57PM

MARYSVILLE The city of Marysville and the Marysville School District are among the sponsors of a Cinco de Mayo celebration set for 5-7:30 p.m., May 9, at Totem Middle School, 1605 Seventh St.

City helps shred it

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 11:23AM

10 years ago 1998

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 3:57PM

• In the 13 years Wayne Robertson has run the Lakewood schools, the district has undergone tremendous growth. Now it's his turn. The Lakewood superintendent announced this week that he will be the newest assistant superintendent in the Edmonds School District. "This will take me in a different direction and offer me some experience with a large organization," Robertson said, understating the change. He goes from a district with 2,300 students to one with more than 21,000. As assistant superintendent, Robertson will run a part of the Edmonds School District that is nearly three times the size of Lakewood. Robertson feels a more important distinction in his new job is a chance to work with educators who are recognized around the state and even the country for their innovation in education. "They are recognized leaders in educational reform," he said. Edmonds schools have used performance-based education standards for 10 years. Robertson said it's a direction many area school districts are taking now. Lakewood is one of those. And Robertson is himself a leader in school reform. He brought a new style of decision-making to the district. "He is known for his work in site-based decision making," noted Lakewood High School Principal Kris McDuffy. His resignation comes on the heels of a successful, if drawn out, campaign to pass a maintenance and operations levy. The levy request was endorsed by 66 percent of Lakewood voters after failing with only 50 percent in February. More importantly, he leaves behind schools now known for their focus on learning. "We have basically enhanced programs that were lost by the early levy failures or that never existed," he said. "I never really expected the real depth, caring and commitment that I found in Lakewood," said McDuffy, who was hired by Robertson nine years ago.

Tomahawk track's high fliers

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:16PM

MARYSVILLE By going 1-2 in the pole vault at the Tomahawk Classic again seniors Robin Mueller and Michaela Caldwell continued a peculiar rivalry.

M-P wrests control of the league

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:16PM

EVERETT With a chance at school history on the line, the M-P faithful turned out in droves to watch their Tomahawk soccer team wrest control of the league from a physical Cascade team.

Tomahawks win home invite

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:16PM

MARYSVILLE On one of the season's first warm, sunny days, both the boys and girls M-P track teams took first place as they hosted the annual Tomahawk Classic on April 26.

Tomahawk baseball playoff-bound

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:16PM

MARYSVILLE Though Tomahawk victory seemed certain early in the first game of their series against Cascade, a small surge by the Bruins put celebrations on ice for an extra inning.

Cougar boys take third at Tomahawk Classic

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:16PM

MARYSVILLE Despite competing against substantially bigger schools, the Lakewood track team won three events as the boys took third place in the 14-team field at Marysville's annual Tomahawk Classic April 26.

Cougar soccer wins district berth

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:15PM

EVERETT While Lakewood soccer might not have been trying to win the league their focus has been more on postseason than regular season laurels the Cougars' chances of upending Cedarcrest for the crown dimmed considerably with a 1-0 loss at Archbishop Murphy April 24.

With series sweep, Lakewood going to dance at districts

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:15PM

MARYSVILLE There might have been some bumps along the way, but with a convincing win over Granite Falls, Lakewood baseball drove home that their tie for first place in the conference is no accident.

Darrington victorious in doubleheader at Braves

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:15PM

LA CONNER With the sweep of a doubleheader at La Conner April 25, Darrington boosted their fortunes and their record, improving to 8-4.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:28PM

• Volunteers needed for the Taste of Decadence fundraiser on May 2, in Arlington. Volunteer for a 2-5 hour time-frame according to availability and schedule. Jobs include table host, decorating, silent auction set up, dessert check in and clean up. Proceeds help north Snohomish County adults who have disabilities achieve their highest potential. Call Michelle Date at 360-653-7752 ext. 14.

MEETINGS

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:28PM

Come have fun with other Mothers of Preschoolers. The children have a fun and structured time separate from the moms.

Raised Beds are perfect for a Veggie Garden

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:28PM

Last year I spent my summer vacation landscaping our backyard. Not exactly an exotic destination but it was something the Missus and I had wanted to do for several years. Up to that point a failing drain field had forced us to delay the project. In our planning phase we both considered what we wanted in the garden area we were creating. Perennials for cutting, some small shrubs for spring blooms, fall color and winter interest, espaliered fruit trees, some berries, and of course lots of pots overflowing with seasonal color. And most important for me, some raised boxes for planting vegetables.

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