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Former Kamiak High School coach arrested for sexual misconduct

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MUKILTEO, Wash., June 30, 2023—Mukilteo Police announce the arrest of former Kamiak High School Coach, Julian Willis, 33, for allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor — a 17-year-old female student. Julian Willis, a substitute teacher and assistant football coach at Kamiak High School, was put on leave earlier this year when the allegations surfaced. […]

Kamiak High School Color Guard and Chess teams celebrate successful year

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MUKILTEO, Wash., June 24, 2023—Kamiak High School’s Color Guard ended with a bang in April, remaining undefeated champions all season within the Class A division. The team participated in three Pacific Performing Arts Association (PPA) Circuit competitions and hosted a Northwest Association for Performing Arts (NWAPA) Circuit competition in the 2023 season, ending with a […]

Extracurricular activities safe for now amid Mukilteo school budget shortfalls

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MUKILTEO, Wash., June 22, 2023—In light of the Mukilteo School District’s $24 million budget shortfall next year, some Kamiak students have expressed concerns how this would affect teacher and staff attrition as well as the availability of funds for extracurricular activities. While Kamiak’s allotted portion of the $24 million reduction is yet to be determined, […]

Kamiak coach under investigation for sexual relationship with underage student

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MUKILTEO, Wash., May 26, 2023—Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are investigating allegations of sexual misconduct between 33-year-old Julian Willis, and an underage student at Kamiak High School. The teacher in question, Julian Willis, a substitute teacher and assistant football coach at Kamiak High School, was put on leave when the allegations surfaced. He […]

AI in the classroom: Academic integrity vs. human learning

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MUKILTEO, Wash., April 28, 2023—With AI tools such as Caktus AI and ChatGPT on the rise, the growing need for school districts to develop formal policies for the use of artificial intelligence in the classroom is reigniting ethical discussions around academic integrity and human learning. Initially launched on November 30th, 2022, ChatGPT quickly became one […]

Staying healthy during Winter Break in a post-COVID world

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MUKILTEO, Wash., December 16, 2022—Despite the recent recommendation from the Snohomish Health District to mask up indoors, many of Kamiak High School’s students and faculty have made that transition into a post-COVID world of masks, hygiene and self-isolation. Diane Bradford, Director of Communication and Public Relations for the Mukilteo School District, confirmed that there are […]

Student-made LGBTQ+ posters at Discovery Elementary concern parents

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EVERETT, Wash., June 10, 2022 – Anonymous sources are raising concerns over student-made LGBTQ+ posters hanging in the halls of Discovery Elementary School in the Mukilteo School District, which enrolls grades K – 5. The five signs in question feature different sexual orientations and identities. For example, one reads: “Pansexual— Definition: attracted to any and […]

Three students arrested amidst separate school threats

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., December 10, 2021 – Three students in local school districts have been arrested over the last few days for making threats against schools in separate incidents. A 12-year-old in Everett and a 13-year-old and 14-year-old in Mukilteo face charges for threats against schools in their districts, just days after the fatal Oxford, […]

Do Parents Have a Say over Education? Edmonds and Mukilteo respond

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 2, 2021 – In November, the Lynnwood Times published an article entitled “Do Parents Have a Say over Education?” to discuss the controversial letter released by the National School Board Association (NSBA).  Though the NSBA later removed and apologized for the letter, the effects of the letter included action by the Department […]

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