School briefs

Jan 10, 2018

Calling all grades 1-12


Looking to have your art displayed, commended, or sold?

Register by Feb. 28 for the first-ever Mukilteo Art Contest, organized by the Mukilteo Youth Advisory Committee.

All artists in and around Mukilteo can enter their original 2-D artwork – ink, pencil, oil pastel, paint and photography – for a chance to win a gift card and a monetary grant for their school’s art program.

There will be an opening reception (with refreshments) on March 21 at the Rosehill Community Center, where artists will be able to display and sell their work.

For registration and more information, please visit the city of Mukilteo website.


Information about school ballot measures

Voters in the Mukilteo School District will consider two proposals when ballots are mailed later this month. Completed ballots will be due by Tuesday, Feb. 13.

As someone who has an interest in schools, you might be asked questions about the proposals by parents, friends or neighbors.

Here are a few facts that might help:

The replacement of educational programs levy was known in previous elections as an “educational maintenance and operations levy” or “M&O levy.” The current levy provides about 21 percent of the school district’s total revenue and pays for programs and services that are not funded by the state or federal government.

The current levy was approved by voters in 2014 and will expire at the end of this year. The proposed levy would continue the school district’s authority to collect that levy beginning in 2019 and through 2022.

Included among the programs and services funded by the levy are extended-day lessons for students, pay for substitute teachers, the elementary instrumental music program, new curriculum, athletics and extra-curricular programs, services for special-needs students, staff training, classroom supplies and library material, transportation and building maintenance.

The other item on the ballot is called a “technology capital projects levy.” The money it raises will be used to modernize technology systems in the school district.

You can get the school district’s official fact sheet from their website,


The Gold Team benefits senior citizens

The school district receives a tremendous amount of support from the senior citizens who live within the area and rewards them with Gold Team memberships.

Gold Team members receive free admission to all athletic and scholastic events that are held in Mukilteo schools, except for playoff games or state-sponsored events and some theatrical events.

In addition, members also receive the Gold Team News, a newsletter that keeps members informed about events that are taking place in schools.

Membership is free.

Do you have a family member or know of a senior citizen who might be interested in becoming a Gold Team member?

To become a member, applicants must be a resident of the Mukilteo School District and be at least 65 years old.

For more information or to apply for a Gold Team card, visit the school district’s website.

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