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Kamiak coach under investigation for sexual relationship with underage student

Julian Willis

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 […]

Kamiak Drama Department gets “Freaky” this Friday and Saturday

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MUKILTEO, Wash., May 9, 2023—Kamiak High School is getting “freaky” this Friday, May 12, with their performance of Freaky Friday, based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films. Freaky Friday is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on the American classic about an overworked mother and her teenage daughter […]

$23.5 million in budget cuts approved by Mukilteo School Board

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MUKILTEO, Wash., April 18, 2023—After hearing a presentation that incorporated input from students, staff, families and community members and a recommendation of how to reduce next year’s budget, the Mukilteo School Board approved a Reduced Educational Plan, or a 7.5 percent budget reduction, to address the district’s projected $23.5 million 2023-24 operating shortfall at its […]

Challenger and Horizon Elementary schools get new additions to facilities

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MUKILTEO, Wash., January 24, 2023—Both Challenger and Horizon Elementary Schools are getting new additions to their facilities later this year, adding 59,500 square feet to Challenger and a whopping 92,500 square feet to Horizon! As part of these additions, both schools, located just one mile away from each other, will receive new gym spaces, remodels […]

A Kamiak Knight’s Tale: 2022 Year in Review — Performing Arts


MUKILTEO, Wash., January 8, 2023—In many ways, 2022 has been a big year for Kamiak High School. In our first of a four-part mini-series highlighting the biggest milestone moments of Kamiak, enjoy a trip down memory lane featuring Performing Arts over the past twelve months. After its near-complete shutdown in 2020 and battle to continue […]

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 […]

Snohomish County Schools: How the pandemic affected student achievement

Snohomish County Schools

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, July 25, 2022 – The first round of test scores since the pandemic is in for Snohomish County schools. Almost entirely across the board, fewer students met standards for English, Math, and Science, indicating how the last two years have affected public education. However, this decrease in the number of students that met […]

Mariner High School shooting suspect released on $2,500 bail

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EVERETT, Wash., June 16, 2022 – On Tuesday, June 14, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 15-year-old male for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Disturbing School Activity and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon on School Property.  The 15-year-old male suspect was transported to Denney Juvenile Justice Center where he was booked for Unlawful Possession […]

Mariner High School shooting suspect still at large

Mariner high school shooting

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., June 13, 2022 — Snohomish County deputies are investigating a shooting that took place in the parking lot of Mariner High School in the Mukilteo School District that occurred this afternoon. According to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, an alleged juvenile fired shots at a vehicle. No injuries were reported, and the […]

Student-made LGBTQ+ posters at Discovery Elementary concern parents

LGBTQ+ posters Discovery Elementary

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 […]

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