Mount Si And Little Si Trailheads And Trails Closed Through Tuesday, February 28th

Removal of airplane wreckage will continue continue over the weekend.  The Mount Si and Little Si trailheads and trails will remain closed through Tuesday, February 28 while crews work to remove the wreckage of … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley, Is A 9th Grade Campus The Only Solution Or Possibly Part Of A Broader Solution?

I've been thinking a lot lately about education in the valley.  I've progressed to a point of regularly attending school board meetings; something I never thought I'd do amidst the chaos of raising 4 kids.  … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie YMCA Adds New Valley Kindergarten Enrichment Option For 2012 School Year

In Snoqualmie, a city where 35% of residents are under the age of 18, any new early education program is welcomed, especially among working parents.  Kindergarten enrichment is in big demand around Snoqualmie … [Read more...]

Cascade View Elementary School Physical Therapist Named February Teacher Of The Month

Snoqualmie Valley Macaroni Kid has picked its February Teacher of the Month: Cascade View Elementary School Physical Therapist, Claudine Fairchild.  This is an amazing story and nomination letter.  I hope it … [Read more...]

Small Plane Crashes Into Mi Si Overnight

**  Updated 12:30PM:  The City of North Bend says to expect low-flying helicopters over the Snoqualmie Valley area this afternoon from 12PM - 2PM.  The plane crash victims will be moved by helicopter to the … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley School Board Hears Public Outcry And Leaves Kindergarten Model Intact

In a time of tight budgets and never-ending cuts, SVSD administration presented the Snoqualmie Valley School District School Board with a creative cost-cutting option, changing from everyday half-day … [Read more...]

Proposed Changes to Snoqualmie Valley's Kindergarten Education Model Creates A Buzz

Oh, kindergarten, I remember it well with each of my four kids.  As a parent it's a big life step - for both child and parent.  It's the first step into the educational system that takes a child through high … [Read more...]

Mount Si Cheerleaders Sickened After State Cheer Competition At Everett's Comcast Arena

**  Update: 2/8, 5:45PM:  Comcast Arena is undertaking a deep cleaning of all areas in accordance with the CDC (Center for Disease Control) guidelines, as a preventative measure before its next event this … [Read more...]

SVSD High School Class Attrition Rate: The Missing Piece In The Enrollment Projections?

If you look at SVSD enrollment projections contained in past yearly Capital Facility Plans (CFP), you will notice more often than not, 6-year high school enrollment projections have been high compared to … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Valley, Do We Help High School Programming By Negatively Impacting Middle School Education?

If SVSD annexes Snoqualmie Middle School to Mount Si before we have a replacement middle school, are there negative impacts for our middle school students?  Yes, Snoqualmie students will have long bus routes, … [Read more...]

Snoqualmie Sunday Morning Inspiration: Life Lessons From 14-Year-Olds; Friends Are Family

Last year when I began this writing project, I wrote about the lessons I learned from the 13-year-old girls I coached on my soccer team.  They taught me winning wasn't everything and to look for the joy in … [Read more...]

Snoqulamie YMCA January Updates

The Snoqualmie Y / Community Center is off to a fast start.  Opening its doors on January 1st to 1,200 charter members, it's now on the way to 2,000 members and open to the entire community.  The Y has sold … [Read more...]

Thursday's School Board Meeting Features Budget, Snoqualmie Middle School Annexation And New Kindergarten Model Discussion

There's some interesting topics on the table for Thursday's SVSD school board meeting. It might be hard to see in the agenda, but the Snoqualmie Middle School Annexation topic is there.  It's part of the … [Read more...]

Nominate Your Favorite SVSD Teacher/Staff For Educator Of The Year

Snoqualmie Valley residents have until Monday, February 6th, to nominate their favorite SVSD teacher and/or certified staff member for The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation 2012 Educator of the Year Award. … [Read more...]

SVSD Bus Route Changes For Tuesday, January 24th

Yes, storm aftermath still lingers.  Due to road conditions in a few valley areas, some bus route changes are necessary today, January 24th. Heather Knoll on snow route Lake Alice, everyone to the right on … [Read more...]

Twin Falls Middle School Mr. Wallace Named January Teacher Of The Month

Kyle Wallace, 6th grade math and science teacher at Twin Falls Middle School, was named January's Teacher of the Month by Snoqualmie Valley Macaroni Kid. Here is an excerpt from the nomination:  "Mr. Wallace … [Read more...]

Small Areas Of Snoqualmie Valley Still Without Power

** 1/23:  Salish Lodge restaurants back open at full speed and full menu  ** **  1/23, 11:30AM:  Fish Hatchery Road in Fall City has power.  ** **  1/23, 8AM:  Lake Alice Road in Fall City still without … [Read more...]

Welcome Back To The Light Snoqualmie – Now I Am Going To Sleep

As far as I know, Snoqualmie is back in the land of power.   If your house isn't, I apologize.  This has been quite a journey.  I am glad you are all warm again.  I am happy I could help.  Thank you to PSE and … [Read more...]

Local Snoqualmie Valley Road Closures From January Storms

King County Road crews finally have the upper hand on snow and ice that have gripped the county in recent days.  County Road Service Division reports good driving conditions on most main roadways in lower … [Read more...]

Updated Snoqualmie Valley School Board November 8th Election Results – Geoff Doy Now Appears Winner

A week after the November 8th election and King County is still updating Snoqualmie Valley School Board election results. As of today, Tuesday, 11/15/2011, 11,534 out of 12,377 ballots received had been … [Read more...]