The school board celebrates musicians and supports the expansion of the Assisted Learning program

The Edmonds College District Board of Administrators at its January 24 assembly recommended the coed musicians, heard progress on the Alderwood Center College enchancment plan and heard suggestions for increasing the district’s instructional help packages.

The board honors six Edmonds College District musicians.

Six college students had been awarded certificates for choice as All-Northwest and All-State musicians. They’re:
Glenn O’Brien, Lynnwood Excessive College – All-NW Band, Trombone
Gabriel Espitia, Mountlake Terrace Excessive College – All Northwest Jazz Choir, drums
Audrey Chen, Edmonds Woodway Excessive College, All-State Orchestra, Cello
Sophia McCann, Lynnwood Excessive College – All Northwest Orchestra, violin
Ryan Fann, Lynnwood Excessive College – All-NW Jazz Choir, Tenor 2
Pierce McCann, Lynnwood Excessive College – All-State Orchestra, Viola

As well as, six college students from Alderwood Center College spoke about their experiences with AVID (Development by way of Particular person Choice). This system teaches college students methods and methods for overcoming challenges they face of their training, comparable to breaking down harder ideas and dealing collectively.

Olga Arimenko, a scholar at Alderwood Center College, talks in regards to the impression of AVID in her life

“AVID has not solely helped me put together for my educational future, nevertheless it has additionally helped me perceive who I’m as a scholar and as a colleague,” mentioned Olga Arimenko, a Yr 7 scholar from Alderwood Center College. “I realized the methods that work for me and I take advantage of these I realized from Avid throughout exams, in lessons, and outdoors of faculty as nicely.”

Alderwood Center College officers continued their presentation by discussing the college’s chosen objective of bettering college students’ sense of belonging. The varsity selected participation as its objective as a result of the info indicated that the scholars didn’t really feel related to the college group.

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Principal Kristi Vari mentioned {that a} sense of belonging just isn’t solely necessary for the scholars’ training, but additionally for his or her psychological and emotional well being. She added that the college is working with its school to enhance teacher-student relations.

Alderwood Center Assistant Supervisor David Friedel spoke in regards to the coaching of workers who’ve been given to acknowledge indicators of suicide and implement social and emotional studying. He additionally famous the success of CBITS (Cognitive Behavioral Trauma Intervention in Colleges), a program that connects kids who’ve skilled comparable traumas.

In different enterprise, the board heard a proposal to develop instructional help packages. The proposed growth is meant to help college students who’ve been considerably impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Board members applauded this system’s deal with scholar success and well being and supported its growth.

Deborah Kilgore chatting with college students at Alderwood Center College

The varsity board additionally permitted pending language modifications to district insurance policies. A report on the district funds indicated that all the things was on observe with expectations and no motion was wanted. College Board Vice President Deborah Kilgore has acquired a letter of appreciation for her 5 years of service on the Board.

Lastly, the board has knowledgeable the general public that the seek for the supervisor place goes nicely and that when the finalists have been narrowed down, viewers members can be welcomed to a group discussion board on Tuesday, February 7 on the Mountlake Terrace Excessive College Playhouse from 6:30-8:30 p.m. You’ll find out Extra on the supervisor search course of right here.

Written by Jasmine Contreras Lewis

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