Welcome

Upcoming Events:

Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King Day – No School                                                                                                                              Jan. 25 – End of first semester – early release                                                                                                                              Jan. 28 – No School                                                                                                                                                                                Jan. 29 – First day of Second Semester                                                                                                                                            Feb. 7 – PSO Meeting, 7pm, EW Library                                                                                                                                        Feb. 8 – Principal’s Coffee, 7:30 am, Theater Gallery                                                                                                         Feb. 23 – ACT Practice Test, 9-12:45                                                                                                                                     March 2 – SAT Practice Test, 9-12:45

ACT/SAT Practice Test –  ACT – Feb. 23 /  SAT – March 2                                                                                                       The EWHS PSO and Princeton Review will offer full-length ACT and SAT practice tests this spring.  Practice tests are helpful in determining which entrance exam a student might be most successful on, gives students exposure to the format and timing of the test and shows strengths/weaknesses for focused preparation for the official test.                                                                                                                                                      We are offering the ACT and SAT on two separate Saturdays so students can take both tests to determine which one is best for them.  Tests are from 9-12:45pm on both Saturdays.  Cost of a single test is $20 and both tests are $35.  Fee waivers are available if needed.  Please follow the link above to register for the test.  PayPal payments are made via the button in the upper right-hand of the PSO website.  Checks/cash can be dropped off in the EWHS main office – please include the student’s name and which test registered for with the payment.  Printable form

Upcoming 2019 Official College Entrance Exams:                                                                                                                    ACT – Feb. 9;  April 13;  June 8;  July 13;  Sept. 14                                                                                                                    SAT – March 9;  May 4;  June 1;  Aug. 24

24 Credit Graduation Requirement Task Force  – Next meeting – Feb. 6, 6-8pm Mountlake Terrace HS         In 2015, the number of credits required to graduate was raised from 22 to 24 credits.  The class of 2021, current sophomores, will be required to have earned 24 credits to graduate.  Although this is an increase of only two credits it will mean a change to the current high school daily schedule to accommodate the additional requirements.  Currently, the four high schools operate on two different daily schedules – two schools with a 3 period day and two schools with 6 period day.  A new schedule will need to be adopted to ensure that students have the opportunity to earn 24 credits.  Parents are encouraged to attend this meeting and learn what daily schedule changes are being discussed, what the financial impact might be, and what factors will be considered when making the decision.

2018/19 Annual Giving Campaign – English Competition Winners!                                                                            Ms. Milstead – 6th period –  Highest donation total                                                                                                           Ms. Hamlett – 2nd period – Highest class participation

2018 Joy of Giving – Thank you to everyone who donated to the Joy of Giving – 25 EW families were provided food over winter break because of your generosity!

College and Beyond Resources:   Seattle Times College Guide;   Common Application;    Financial Aid;   Studying for the SATWestern State Tuition Savings ProgramsWA Apprenticeship ProgramsThinking about College LoansDebunking 5 Myths about Financial Aid

Teens and Vaping – Learn more about the increasing use of e-cigarettes among teens.  What do they look like?  What is a Juul?  How do they work?  Follow the link for more information.

Issues That Matter – Mental Health – Over the past year, Sno-Isle libraries has hosted forums on wide-ranging topics of mental health – from dementia to the most recent forum on teen depression and suicide.  Audio and video from each forum are available on the website.

Parent Resources – Struggling with parenting a teen, technology use or college planning.  Check out these resources for helpful information.

EWHS Daily Announcements

Warrior Word –  EWHS school newspaper – find out what is happening at EWHS

2021 Parents’ Facebook page:  EWHS 2021 Parents – check it out to stay in touch and in the know.

Another way to support EWHS PSO – Go to  Amazon Smile, designate the PSO as your charity and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Edmonds-Woodway High School Parent- Staff Organization.  Set Smile.amazon as your default page, make purchases as usual and start supporting EWHS teachers and students today!

 

What does the PSO do at EWHS?

  • We provide grants to teachers and student groups for things not covered in the school budget.
  • The PSO, with Princeton Review, schedules Practice ACT and SAT tests for students in the fall and spring.
  • The PSO hosts Teacher Appreciation Luncheons four times during the school year to thank our great staff.
  • We host social opportunities for parent and EWHS administration/staff to engage in dialogue – Back to School Social at Brigid’s Bottleshop, Principal’s Coffee – First Friday of the month and Parent University
Become a Member:

Every family is a member of the PSO, there are no dues or fees.  In order to receive emails and update, you must officially become a member.  Please fill out the membership form to stay informed – Membership form

Contact us at ewparentstafforg@gmail.com   

Co-PSO Presidents – Tara Denkinger and Beth Sanger;   PSO President Elect – Position Open;  PSO Treasurer – Sheridan Haroian;   PSO Secretary – Debby Fields;    Hospitality – Jennifer Eaton;   Membership – Debby Fields;  Graphic Design – Gretchen Cook;

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