Joy of Giving:  Dec. 1-10

Many years ago, a group of students began “Joy of Giving” to help their fellow EW students during winter break. Those original students have long since graduated but their effort to help EW families continues.  In the past, the PSO and EW counseling department have collected donations during drop off and pick-up times.  This year, we will begin our collection at the Annual EW Music Booster Craft fair and continue to accept donations in the EW Main Office until December 10th.  Donations can also be made via PayPal – please add Joy of Giving to the comment box (currently says classroom competition but can use to designate your donation)  100% of the money collected goes to buy grocery store gift cards (Winco) for EWHS families who may otherwise go without enough to eat during winter break.  The number of families who need help continues to grow, every donation helps.  Thanks! 

Upcoming Events:

Dec. 5 – EWHS Financial Aid Night – 6:30pm, EWHS Theater                                                                                          Dec. 6 – PSO Meeting, 7pm EWHS Library                                                                                                                                  Dec. 7 – Principal’s Coffee – 7:30-8:30 am, Theater Gallery                                                                                            Dec. 14 – Early Release                                                                                                                                                                      Dec. 22-Jan. 6 – Winter Break                                                                                                                                                              Jan. 7 – School Resumes                                                                                                                                                                      Jan. 25 – End of first semester                                                                                                                                                       Jan. 29 – First day of Second Semester

24 Credit Graduation Requirement Update  – Dec. 5, 6:30 pm Mountlake Terrace HS Theater                             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

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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