School Briefs

Sep 26, 2018

Searching for student actors

Academic Link is searching for student actors to perform in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of The Emperor’s New Clothes, which will be held on Oct. 6 at Olympic View Middle School at 3 and 5:30 p.m. Auditions will be held at Oct. 1 at 3:45 p.m. at Olympic View. There are roles for 16 students in kindergarten through second grade, and for 44 students from third through eighth grade. Rehearsals will be every weekday from 3:45 to 8 p.m. at Olympic View. Cost to be in the play is $100 and all proceeds go towards the implementation of Learning Labs, the sixth grade after school student success and academic support program. Priority for roles in the play will be given to Olympic View, Mukilteo Elementary, Horizon Elementary, Serene Lake Elementary, and Fairmount Elementary students. For more information, email


Future careers made possible for interns

Twenty-three students from Kamiak and Mariner served as paid interns at Boeing’s Summer Internship Program. The students learned skills that will pave the way for future career opportunities in aerospace engineering. These students worked in a variety of aerospace engineering fields during their eight-week internship. For the last several years, the Boeing Company has offered paid internship opportunities to Mukilteo high school juniors who are interested in working in the aerospace industry. What was unique about this summer was the amount of internships offered, more than doubled than previous years. Congratulations to Kamiak students Gabriel Ahern, Alicia Anderson, Abheek Chakrabarti, Alice Cheng, Cameron Clarke, Stacy Jong, Victor Lubwama, Jason Miller, David Musoke, KT Nguyen, Hee Yun Suh, Louis Taing, Song-Nhi Vo, Nhi Vuong, and Angie Wang, and to Mariner students Shivam Bhardwaj, Jina Duangtavanh, Harrison Hayden, Rachael Hendrickson, Parker Horne, Pedro Orozco, Kelsi Osorio, and Natalie Simbolon.


National Merit semi-finalists named

Congratulations to Mariner student Mary Douglas and to Kamiak students Alice Cheng, Stacy Jong, Jonathan Ke, Katie Raker, Andrew Shin, Angie Wang, and Jiamae Wang on being selected as semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among approximately 16,000 high school students selected and now have the opportunity to continue in the next level of competition to receive some 7,500 National Merit scholarships next spring.


Two staff members receive Glad Key certification

Congratulations to Sue Metzler, social studies teacher at Mariner, and to Paty Thomas, ELL teacher at Explorer, on receiving their certification as Mukilteo GLAD Key Trainers. GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) is a model of professional development dedicated to building academic language and literacy for all students, especially language learners. Over 600 teachers in the Mukilteo School District are Tier I-trained, meaning that they have participated in six days of intensive teaching and learning in research and application of the strategies.


Calling all vendors

Join the Mukilteo School District’s social committee in raising money for student scholarships by being a vendor in the 25th annual Craft Fair, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Mariner High School. Being a vendor also provides the perfect opportunity to sell your handcrafted or commercial-type items. You keep your profits; proceeds from vendor table fees and the raffle benefit scholarships. Spaces are limited, so act quickly. For complete details and an application, contact Dina Peterson at If you aren’t a vendor and are looking for a great way to start your holiday shopping, plan on attending the Craft Fair.

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