Edmonds School District News

February 23, 2022

Warriors senior Rapelje wins second state wrestling title

Alex Rapelje

(photo at right: Olivia Vanni, Everett Herald)

Edmonds-Woodway High School senior Alex Rapelje won his second state wrestling title, 4-1, by defeating Mead’s Jonathan Mason in the 3A 152-pound division at the Mat Classic state championships Feb. 18 and 19.

The EWHS Warriors finished the overall competition 13th out of 60 3A teams. Rapelje also won the state title as a sophomore in the 138-pound weight class.

In addition to Rapelje, Warriors placing at state included seniors Alec Rust, who placed fourth at 170 pounds, and George Quintans, who placed sixth in the 138-pound weight class.

Other district competitors placing in the tournament included:

  • Meadowdale High senior Saul Hernandez, who placed fourth in the 182-pound weight class;

  • Lynnwood High senior Nathaniel Wilder, who finished fifth in the 145-pound weight class;

  • Mountlake Terrace High junior Seraphim Treperinas, who finished sixth in the 113-pound weight class.

Congratulations wrestlers!

Edmonds Arts Festival seeks student creations for summer exhibit

Art collage: Sculpture, drawing, painting, photography.

The Edmonds Arts Festival will open registration for its Student Art Exhibit April 27. Registration closes at 5 pm Monday, May 6.

K-12 student artists that do not have the School Select option, or did not qualify through the School Select program, are invited to submit art for consideration through Open Class Selection. Open Class is juried by two professional artists selected by the directors of the festival’s Student Art Exhibit.

Artwork may have been made during the year at home or at school. Full registration instructions may be found at Edmondsartsfestival.com/apply

Festival Foundation invites visual arts scholarship applications

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation is offering scholarships to students planning college work in the visual arts.

To be eligible, students must either live within district boundaries and graduate in 2022 or be an Edmonds College student enrolled in the Visual Arts curriculum with a clear intent to use their artwork or go on to earn a four-year college degree.

February is CTE Month

February is CTE Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments and value of our Career and Technical Education program. Did you know our CTE pathways include a number of high demand fields such as Business and Marketing, Culinary Arts, Horticulture, Engineering, Computer Science, Manufacturing, Healthcare Professions, Automotive Technology, Carpentry, and Sports Medicine?

CTE programs and pathways prepare students to be college and career ready, and are offered at all district middle and high schools.

Working closely with industry professionals as advisors, CTE provides students opportunities to:

  • Explore their interests and passions;

  • Discover career opportunities;

  • Earn college credit and industry certification;

  • Participate in regional, state and national skill competitions;

  • Access paid employment and internships;

  • Pursue meaningful and relevant plans of study that lead to success in high school and beyond.

In addition, recent changes in state graduation requirements allow students to satisfy both English and Math Graduation Pathway requirements by completing 2 credits within an approved CTE pathway related to their interests and goals.

Visit our district Career and Technical Education website to learn more about our CTE programs and pathways as well as some of the incredible achievements of our CTE students: bit.ly/ESDCTE.

Black Lives Matter in the Edmonds School District

February is Black Lives Matter Month of Action in the Edmonds School District. To honor this month of action, we have people in our school community who have taken time to share stories. Head to our Facebook page to listen to the read-alouds. You can learn more about our school board policy and the importance of our Race and Equity policy by going here: bit.ly/ESDBLMEQUITY


In March, we will celebrate Women’s history month by reflecting on the diversity, culture, and history of Women.

Join our book club!

We have a district-wide book club to read the book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.

The book shows readers how racism is woven throughout U.S. History, and is written with both teens and adults in mind.

For more information and to join the book club, please register with the Google form below:

tinyurl.com/StampedESD

Join the February EAACH Meeting

Join a discussion about the response to hate speech in our schools. Bring your suggestions, questions, stories and experiences or just join us to listen and learn.

When: 6:30 - 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28
(Interpretation in Spanish available)

Please join our mailing list for the zoom links - tinyurl.com/EAACHEMAILLIST

Now on YouTube: Student safety town hall

If you missed our virtual town hall with district leadership and local law enforcement, you can catch the recording on YouTube: youtu.be/_bD2TuN4TIk
Town Hall: Safety

Become a Natural Leader in the Edmonds School District

Natural Leaders is a program from Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS), the Edmonds School District and other local districts to create family engagement opportunities for multicultural family members to build bridges between families, community and schools.

Join us to learn about Natural Leaders, meet other families and meet the Edmonds School District Family Engagement team!

When: 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 9

To receive the Zoom link, please fill out the registration form:

https://forms.gle/cYHbTvzzuzvGy1mA9

  • Families that need interpretation must register in advance: We need 3 days to schedule interpreters for events.

  • If you need an ASL interpreter please send an email to ASLrequests@edmonds.wednet.edu and a sign language interpreter will be provided.

Save the Date

See the upcoming events below. You can also view our district’s online calendar for the latest information on our website – bit.ly/ESDcalendar.

  • Monday, Feb. 28 - 6:30 p.m. EAACH Meeting

  • Tuesday, March 1 - Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year begins

  • Friday, March 4 - DISTRICTWIDE EARLY RELEASE

  • Tuesday, March 8 - 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting

What’s new at the Foundation for Edmonds School District

For all the details and to learn more about the foundation’s mission, watch their video

A Recipe for Success! Annual Breakfast:
Please join us for the Foundation’s annual, virtual breakfast event at 7 a.m. on March 18. See www.foundationesd.org for more details and to register now.
Scholarships Available:
We have scholarships available for senior students graduating from the Edmonds School District in 2022. Scholarships are only available to ESD students, so we encourage you to apply! Visit our website for scholarship descriptions, award criteria, and the application portal. The application deadline is March 25.


Home Delivered Nourishing Network Weekend Meal Kits:
Are you in need of supplemental food over the weekend for your child? Contact your child’s school today to get connected to the Nourishing Network. Meal kits contain a weekend’s worth of meals per child as well as some supplemental family staples. Click here for the application portal.