School briefs

Nov 15, 2017

Students learn hands-on about airplane manufacturing

A small group of Mariner High School students were given the opportunity to participate in a hands-on airplane manufacturing demonstration at Boeing’s Manufacturing Day, an annual event that celebrates modern manufacturing in an effort to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. The Mariner students were among 250 others from the Puget Sound area. Throughout the daylong event, the Boeing Workforce Development team urged the awareness of manufacturing and the advanced technologies that are driving the industry and career opportunities that are available. “This was a fun experience,” said Samantha Brown, a freshman at Mariner. “The demonstrations were more hands-on than we normally get to do.”


Sixth graders brainstorm importance of literacy

Students in the 6th grade at Voyager Middle School had a great time at a WE Read Together assembly and interactive workshop about the importance of literacy and how it can make a difference in the world. The students were given the opportunity to attend a two-hour interactive workshop to brainstorm ideas on how they, as a group, could make a difference in the community. The idea they came up with was to put on a winter fundraiser to gather food donations and to make a video about the importance of literacy.


How to get information about closures or delays

With this last week’s dusting of snow, now might be a good time to get prepared for if inclement weather, a power outage, or some other emergency makes it necessary to close or delay the start of some or all of the Mukilteo schools. Information about such events will be issued to the local news media through the Flash Alert website and will be available through other sources. You can get information about school closures or delays in a number of ways:

Request to be notified by text. A feature called Blackboard Connect will allow you to select whether you want to receive notifications by text or email, or both. For details, go to There are other options for getting text messages, as well. You can sign up for FlashAlert Messenger by going to or sign up for one of the many such services offered by local TV and radio stations.

Check your email. Information about any school closures or delays will be sent to all subscribers of the school district’s listserv. You are getting this information right now because you are already a subscriber.

Check the local media. Many local radio stations provide regular reports on school closures, including KRKO (1380 AM), KIRO (97.3 FM), or KOMO (1000 AM). As for television stations, watch the morning news on KOMO (Channel 4), KING (Channel 5), KIRO (Channel 7) or KCPQ (Channel 13).

Check the website. You also can check the status by going to the school district website at or by going directly to the Flash Alert website at


Dance team is holding a fundraiser

The Dulcineas Dance Team from Kamiak High School will be holding its annual three-course Italian Dinner Fundraiser from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16. Dine in and be waited upon by the dance team members or order take-out. Tickets are $18 for adults or $30 for two. Senior citizens and children under 8 years old are $12. Bring cash for delicious dessert upgrades. To purchase tickets or get more information, see any member of the dance team.


Insights for families

We have recently added information to our website that provides information about protecting your children online. It’s the latest in a series of articles that is intended to help parents in their role as a partner in education. The website also includes information about the value of positive behavior, helping your child understand what they see on the news, tips for communicating with teachers effectively, and simple strategies for creating strong readers. We hope you find these parent tips useful. The information is located at





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