School Briefs for week of May 22

May 22, 2013

Elementary students prove that kids can cook

The Commons at Mariner High School was buzzing with activity recently as students from Mukilteo elementary schools were hard at work creating culinary works of art for the annual Future Chef contest.

Third, fourth and fifth graders prepared a variety of healthy snacks and were judged in a variety of categories for prizes that included brand-new bicycles donated by Sodexo Education.

The winners of the Future Chef contest were: Health Conscious Foods: Maddie Jeter of Mukilteo, “Washington Apple Slaw;” Kid-Friendly Preparation: Jaelynn Floyd of Serene Lake, “Cheesecake Snacks;” Fun Foods: Schelayne Dawson of Challenger, “Yum-Yum Kone;” Best Table Décor: Braden Simms of Mukilteo, “Baked Chickpeas;” and Judges Choice: Erin Cotton of Columbia, “Mini Dutch Apples.”

District hires personnel services director

Terry Cheshire, currently the principal at Henry M. Jackson High School in the Everett School District, has been named the Director of Personnel Services for the Mukilteo School District. He will start his new job on July 1.

Cheshire’s career in education began in 1983 as a junior high PE teacher in the Kent School District. He became an administrator in 1989 when he was named vice principal of a middle school in Olympia.

Since then, he has been a high school assistant principal, an elementary principal and a high school principal in Kent and an elementary principal in Auburn.

He was named director of secondary student learning in Auburn in 2002 and has been the principal at Jackson since 2004.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Portland State University and a master’s degree from the University of Washington.

2 win student art contest

Two students at Picnic Point Elementary, Will Meyer and Ella Johnson, are winners in the state PTSA Reflections arts contest. Meyer won an award of merit in the film/video category and Johnson won an award of excellence in visual arts.

Harbour Pointe to present ‘The King and I’

Tickets are on sale for the annual spring musical presentation by Harbour Pointe Middle School students, which this year will be “The King and I.”

Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. next Friday and Saturday, May 24 and 25, at the Kamiak Performing Arts Center. A free community service performance also will be offered at 1 p.m. on the May 25.

Tickets for the two evening shows are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

Play it Forward benefit concert is May 22

The Mukilteo Youth Advisory Committee and the Kamiak Performing Arts Boosters will present the annual Play it Forward benefit concert at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Rosehill Community Center.

Featured performers will be the Mukilteo Elementary advanced orchestra, the Olympic View orchestra, the Harbour Pointe chamber orchestra, various ensembles from Kamiak, and much more.

The host will be KING-TV legend and Mukilteo resident Jesse Jones. All proceeds will help students afford rentals and repairs for elementary music programs.

A suggested donation of $7 will be asked at the door, but any donation, including instruments, will be greatly appreciated.

Rosehill Community Center is at 304 Lincoln Ave. in Mukilteo.

These briefs are provided by Andy Muntz, spokesperson for the Mukilteo School District.

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