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 News    October 28, 2013

Parent conference week is Oct. 28 to Nov. 1

Monday, Oct. 28 through Friday, Nov. 1 is Parent Conference Week for Lake Stevens School District kindergartners through seventh-graders. During this week, students will be released 2.5 hours early each day. There will be no half day kindergarten or…

 News    October 4, 2013

Dorn Pleased With Academic Growth in SIG Schools

Washington state schools that received three-year federal School Improvement Grants have made impressive gains in student achievement in math and reading, according to data released today by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction….

 News    March 4, 2013

Community invited to provide feedback on proposed strategic plan for LSSD

The Lake Stevens School District Board of Directors invites you to participate in a second-round strategic planning focus group to provide input on the proposed tag line, mission and vision statements, goals and foundational principles. Last…

 By Journal Staff    News    January 29, 2013

L.S. High School students participate in Legion Speech Contest

Rylie Ploeger, a senior at Lake Stevens High School, was selected as a finalist in The American Legion Constitutional Contest held Saturday, Jan. 19, in Moses Lake. Ploeger will now compete for the sc…

 By Staff    News    January 2, 2013

Awards & Honors

Nominated and selected by their peers, the following Lake Stevens School District Employees were recognized for creating a positive, caring and productive school environment through exceptional effort, dedication or performance in their areas of…

 By Journal Staff    News    December 18, 2012

High School kids lose their hair for a cause

Lake Stevens High School (LSHS) seniors, Jackie Caudle, Javon Brown, and Taryn Rasmussen organized a school wide fundraiser for the American Cancer Society for their FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) chapter service project…

 By Journal Staff    News    December 18, 2012

2013 Senior’s party taking deposits

If you have a senior at Lake Stevens High School the 2013 Graduating Class Party committee is taking deposits for the annual party that ensures students safety while celebrating with their fellow graduates. The cost for the party is currently $150…

 By Journal Staff    News    December 11, 2012

Risk Watch continues throughout 2012-13 school year

EvCC nursing students teach L.S. children about choking prevention. Lake Stevens Fire will continue its Risk Watch education in elementary schools within Lake Steven Fire District boundaries…

 By Journal Staff    News    December 10, 2012

Home Grown Teachers – Part 10

Jesse Bloomberg Academic Intervention Counselor & English Teacher From Bothell, to Taiwan, to Arlington, to South Korea, and back to Lake Stevens – Jesse Bloomberg’s path back to his…

 By Journal Staff    News    December 3, 2012

NLMS Named School of Distinction for Fourth Year

North Lake Middle School, recognized for outstanding improvement in student achievement, received the 2012 School of Distinction Award from The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE), the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), the…

 By Journal Staff    News    November 27, 2012

Home Grown Teachers

Andy Marks – Social Studies “There is always something else out there to be learned. Whether that is trying new foods or trying different ideas, I want my students to be lifelong…

 By Journal Staff    News    November 20, 2012

How Grown Teachers Part 8

Karen Morton Business Marketing Teacher and DECA Advisor The student run store, The Cove, at Lake Stevens High School is always buzzing with students during lunch time. The store is run by the busines…

 News    November 14, 2012

Home Grown Teachers Part 7

Alicia (Steinruck) Nygard Ninth Grade English Teacher It is clear from the way she talks about her students that Mrs. Nygard is passionate about their educational success. “I really feel like I…

 By Journal Staff    News    November 13, 2012

Get your child ready for kindergarten

READY! for Kindergarten classes for parents of children entering Kindergarten Fall 2014 begin soon! READY! is a program offering classes on pre-literacy, math and social and emotional development activities and skills through interacting and playing…

 By Journal Staff    News    November 6, 2012

Home Grown Teachers

Tricia (Egan) Thorkildsen Sixth Grade Science Teacher Lake Stevens Middle School “I kind of feel like I won the teaching lotto this year,” exclaims Tricia (Egan) Thorkildsen as she…

 By Staff    News    November 5, 2012


The Granite Falls School Board of Directors will hold a study session November 14, 6:00 pm in the Administration Center Board Room located at 205 N. Alder Ave, Granite Falls, WA. Agenda: Crossroads High School Accreditation. The November 21, 2012,…

 By Journal Staff    News    October 16, 2012

Zion Lutheran Christian School awarded National Lutheran School Accreditation

Lynne Hereth, Principal, Darrell Heike, Board President, and Janet McElvaine, Accreditation Team Chair, by Mr. Robert Fowls, Northwest District Associate Director of Education Services and NLSA Commis…

 By Journal Staff    News    October 16, 2012

Awards & Honors

Navy Seaman Recruit Carey L. Balyeat, a 2010 graduate of Lake Stevens High School, Lake Stevens, Wash., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Navy Seaman Recruit Cliff R. Brooke, son of Candy J….

 By Journal Staff    News    September 17, 2012

Lake Stevens Education Foundation will be calling for Kids

October 1 through 4, 2012 the Lake Stevens Education Foundation will conduct the Third Annual “Calling for Kids” Campaign. Their goal is to raise $40,000. Your gift of $5 to $500 will make a significant difference to our students and…

 By Journal Staff    News    September 17, 2012

L.S. Boys & Girls Club celebrates back-to-school

The Back to school BBQ at the Boys and Girls Club on Friday, August 31 brought several hundred kids together for lots of food and fun. The event was sponsored by Albertsons and its employees Dave Carlson, Andrea Goegon and George Batrack. Boys and…

 By Journal Staff    News    August 28, 2012

Middle level students are ready to lead their peers

Students from North Lake Middle School, Lake Stevens Middle School, and Cavelero Mid High learning leadership skills. Local students from North Lake Middle School, Lake Stevens Middle School, and…

 By Journal Staff    News    August 21, 2012

Early Release Fridays extended

Early release Fridays have changed from a 60 minute early release to an 85 minute early release for all Lake Stevens schools. In order to accommodate for the extra 25 minutes of early release time and not lose instructional time, the school day will…

 By Ymca Of Snohomish County    News    August 20, 2012


EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 20, 2012 – Providing youth with opportunities to continue to learn and engage in meaningful activities at the end of the school day can boost their academic success. To help motivate and inspire kids to learn, the YMCA of…

 By Journal Staff    News    August 14, 2012

Lake Stevens plans Back-to-School Resource Fair

The Lake Stevens Family Center is hosting its annual back-to-school resource fair for the children and families in the Lake Stevens School District that are needing help due to financial hardship. On Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at…

 By Journal Staff    News    July 24, 2012

LSSD to hold summer lunch program

Starting Monday, June 25 and running through Friday, August 3 the Lake Stevens School District will be offering free lunch at Hillcrest Elementary School, weekdays from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m.` Any child or teen ages 1 to 18 can receive a free meal…


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