School Briefs for week of Sept. 11

Sep 11, 2013

Mukilteo students outperform state, increase most scores

Students in the Mukilteo School District outperformed the average of students from throughout the state in 20 of the 21 state assessments given to students last spring.

Mukilteo students also scored higher than the previous year in 12 of the tests.

The results of the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP), the High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE), and end-of-course math and science tests were released last week. Here’s more information:

Olivia Park honored for its bountiful garden

Staff members at Olivia Park Elementary, community members and 80 family members gathered at the Olivia Park Garden on Aug. 27 to enjoy a “Feast from the Garden,” hosted by the Lynnwood Whole Foods Market.

The dinner featured dishes made from produce grown in the garden, combined with food donated by Whole Foods Market.

The purpose of the meal was to celebrate and honor the school’s beautiful garden, its bounty and those who contributed to the success of the garden.

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State ACT test results remain steady

Washington’s 12th graders again outscored the national average on the ACT exam, according to results released in August.

The average composite score in the state was 22.8 for those taking the test last year, which was the nation’s seventh highest among states in which at least 20 percent of graduating seniors took the test.

A composite score consists of four content areas: English, reading, math and science. The scores are scaled from 1 (lowest) to 36 (highest). This year’s national average composite score was 20.9.

Calling all crafters!

Are you interested in selling your handmade wares (art, quilts, jewelry, photos, etc.) and having a great time doing it?

Join the Mukilteo School District’s employee social committee on Saturday, Nov. 2 for the 20th annual Crafts Fair, to be held at Mariner High School. There will be live entertainment, a raffle, food and more.

Cost for a table and space is $36. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

All proceeds from table purchases, the raffle and a 50-cent admission donation benefit Mukilteo student educational scholarships.

Last year, 100 vendors and more than 500 shoppers participated in the event and made it possible for the employee social committee to provide four $1,000 scholarships to 2013 graduating seniors.

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-Edited by Beacon staff

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