Three Snoqualmie Valley Schools earn top state achievement award

The Snoqualmie Valley School District announced this week that three of its schools were named among the State’s highest performing schools, earning each a 2016 Washington Achievement Award from the Office of … [Read more...]

A Chance to Govern the Snoqualmie Valley School District: Two Board seats up for Election, filing date looms

Do you have an interest in our local schools? Shaping education policy, the direction and standards of the district? If so there are two positions up for election on the Snoqualmie Valley School Board in the … [Read more...]

Letter | Superintendent Contract Renewal on Autopilot: pays one of highest salaries in WA State, leaves unanswered questions

Dear Editor, On April 4, 2017 at 6:30PM, a Snoqualmie Valley School District Board meeting took place.  One of the agenda items was a board to vote to extend the contract of the SVSD Superintendent through the … [Read more...]

Mount Si High School names new assistant principal; first outside-district leadership hire in years

Mount Si High School announced on April 3, 2017, that it had hired a new Assistant Principal. The hire marks the first time since John Belcher was chosen to head the school in 2011 that a MSHS principalship … [Read more...]

Acclaimed Mount Si Music program sends Jazz Band to NYC Essentially Ellington competition AGAIN, Fundraiser helps pave the way

The Mount Si High School MusicDepartment has seen immense growth in the four years since Matt Wenman took over as Band Director, including adding an orchestra and a percussion band and growing from 150 students … [Read more...]

Newly released state data shows Snoqualmie Valley School District lags behind

Sometimes a picture (or graph) - with the latest state data - paints a telling story. Hanging in front of Mount Si High School is a large banner announcing the district's "AP Honor Roll" distinction. Six … [Read more...]

District takes important step to bring foreign language to middle schools, move hinges on key element

Over the past couple of years, Snoqualmie Valley School District 'Thoughtstream' online parent survey results have shown a strong desire to bring world languages to SVSD middle schools.  In fact, it is a move … [Read more...]

Local student, boy scout conducts Eagle Project to help homeless youth through YouthCare

Snoqualmie resident and Mount Si High School senior,Nick Heinke, has been a Boy Scout for 13 years and is currently a member of Snoqualmie Troop 115. As he works his way toward Eagle rank, he must choose and … [Read more...]

Bids to build new Mount Si High School come in high, board approves nearly $6 million of additional funding

After roughly two years of committee, design, planning and site work, the Snoqualmie Valley School Board unanimously passed a motion at its March 9th meeting, instructing the superintendent to sign a contract … [Read more...]

2017 Educators of the Year announced by Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation

On Tuesday, March 7, 2017 the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation announced its 2017 Educators of the Year recipients. They were surprised at their schools with flowers and balloons. Each educator was … [Read more...]

Twin Falls Middle School student spends week in the Washington State Senate

Nina Horn, an eighth-grade student at Twin Falls Middle School in North Bend, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Nina was one of 27 students who served as … [Read more...]

Oped | School Board Members entitled to meeting agendas

** Clarification from author: In reading some of the responses both on Living Snoqualmie and social media, it became evident that one point of  clarification is necessary. Marci Busby’s words about preferring … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie restaurant launches new ‘EDU Giveback Night’ to help PTSA’s

Glass & Bottle Bistro will host an “EDU Giveback Night” every third Wednesday of the month, which launched on February 15, 2017. For every entrée, share plate, or melt plate patrons order from the … [Read more...]

Mount Si Jazz Band heading to New York for prestigious competition, 4th straight year

For the fourth straight year, the MSHS Jazz I Band, under the direction of Matt Wenmen, will be heading to the Big Apple to compete Essentially Ellington at New York's famed Lincoln Center. According to a … [Read more...]

Mount Si Cheer places 8th at National Championships

UPDATE | February 12th, 7:30PM Mount Si Cheer [red squad] placed 8th in the final round of the UCA  High School Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, FL Congratulations!   ORIGINAL … [Read more...]