News and Achievements

Students and Faculty Coming Together, Moving Forward

posted Oct 27, 2014, 9:55 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Oct 27, 2014, 9:55 PM ]


While classes at Marysville Pilchuck High School (MPHS) have been suspended for at least the next week, the rest of the district schools are in session. In the 21 schools that are open for class today, we are seeing very strong attendance numbers.

“We heard loud and clear from our students that they wanted to get back to school, be with their friends, grieve together and move forward,” said District Superintendent Dr. Becky Berg. “That said, each family will make a personal judgment about what their student needs to transition to our new normal.”

District-wide, 97% of the approximately 1,400 faculty, staff and administrators reported for school today. While the absentee number does not include MPHS employees, it illustrates the tremendous commitment of district employees to the students.

“I’m proud of our faculty and staff for coming to work and being there for the kids,” continued Berg. “It is a challenging time, but we will continue moving forward together.”

The Marysville School District schools will be honoring the students, families and staff affected by the tragic event with a moment of silence today at 10:39am. This will mark 72 hours from the horrific event.

There are grief counselors available and more information will be our website:

For updates check our website or Facebook page

Media Contact: Aaron Toso, 253-495-1296



Congressman Rick Larsen visits Grove Elementary School

posted Oct 13, 2014, 6:13 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Oct 13, 2014, 6:13 PM ]

As part of their unit on US History and Government, Tim Granger's 5th grade students invited Congressman Rick Larsen to come for a visit.  On Monday, October 13th, the Congressman spoke with all 5th grade classes at the school.  He responded to questions from the students and explained how he became interested in public service and about his role in Congress.  Chris Nation, Vice President for the Marysville School District Board of Directors and WSSDA President-Elect, was present for the Congressman's visit.

Marysville School District strengthens public trust through engagement

posted Oct 1, 2014, 3:59 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Oct 1, 2014, 3:59 PM ]

Dear Community Members and District Staff,

As you are aware, our district recently took part in an online learning process. We’ve gone through your thoughts and priorities and now want to share the results with you. To learn about the top priorities of community members and district staff as well as the top priorities of the schools in the district, please visit

From the 2,062 stakeholders who contributed, we learned about our strengths and the areas that we can improve. We are using this information to help us focus on meeting the needs of our diverse student base as well as to celebrate the wonderful teachers in our district.

We are also excited to announce we have been featured in a case study looking at the impact of technology on citizen engagement. Find it at

Again, thank you so much for contributing to the success of our district. Your participation in the process was invaluable and we look forward to engaging in the future. 


Dr. Becky Berg

MP's Austin Joyner selected for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

posted Sep 19, 2014, 9:00 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Sep 19, 2014, 9:01 AM ]

Congratulations to Austin Joyner on his selection to the Semper Fidelis All-Amercan Bowl.  He is among approximately 100 student athletes selected from across the county who have demonstrated success both on and off the field and represent the Marine Corps values of honor, courage and commitment.  The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1 on January 4th, 6:00 pm PST from Carson, CA.

Marysville Multicultural Fair coming September 20th

posted Sep 11, 2014, 1:01 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Sep 11, 2014, 1:02 PM ]

Marysville Multicultural Fair - click LINK to view flier

Saturday, September 20

Visit the 1st Annual Marysville Multicultural Fair Sept. 20 to celebrate diversity in the Marysville and Tulalip communities, and the many cultures who call the area home. The free event will be in downtown Comeford Park, 514 Delta Ave. Enjoy music and dance from around the world on stage in the Rotary Pavilion, experience traditions from other lands through demonstrations and displays, and enjoy the food court where exotic ethnic foods will be available for purchase. The event is being coordinated by the Mayor’s Diversity Advisory Committee and Marysville Arts Coalition. The Coalition will announce and display the winning entries from an all-ages diversity arts contest earlier this year. Performances by The Tarantellas, Rhythms of India, Voices of the Village, Native American flautist Peter Ali, mariachi music from Mi Pais, and Native American Storytellers Lois Landgrebe and Kelly Moses, and others. Foods of the world available for purchase from local restaurants and vendors including Mae Phim Thai Cuisine, Taj Mahal, The Whim/Craving Cajun Grill and Sampaguita Filipino-American Cuisine.

Date:    Sept. 20, 2014

Time:    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Address: Comeford Park, 514 Delta Ave., Marysville

Contact: Doug Buell, Community Information Officer

Phone:  (360) 363-8086


Cost:    Free (bring canned good or other non-perishable food item

to donate to Marysville Community Food Bank)


April Friesner memorial scholarship now accepting student applications

posted Sep 8, 2014, 10:49 AM by Web Admin   [ updated Sep 8, 2014, 10:52 AM ]

Click on LINK to view and application or download attached file.  Deadline is October 30, 2014.  for more information, go to

Teachers kick-off school year with a look into the future in Marysville!

posted Sep 3, 2014, 4:04 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Sep 3, 2014, 4:05 PM ]

School has started in the Marysville School District as the district welcomed back nearly 12,000 students to a new year and some new plans.  On Thursday, August 28th, Dr. Becky Berg, Superintendent, welcomed over 700 teachers, administrators, and district staff to a professional development kick-off event around technology.  The event titled “The Incredible Future” was presented by Jeff Utecht.  Jeff is an international technology educational consultant in his 14th year working as an educator.  He has done some consulting for the district to help plan for the future utilizing technology.  Thanks to voters, the school district passed the technology levy that will greatly support overall improvement in technology to prepare students for the future – not only in upgraded equipment but professional development for teachers.

Click on LINK to read full content of news release...

Two schools receive 21st Century Learning Center grant

posted Sep 3, 2014, 1:44 PM by Web Admin   [ updated Sep 3, 2014, 1:45 PM ]

Marysville School District schools obtain 21st Century Learning Center Grant


In collaboration with the Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS), the Marysville School District has been awarded a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant to fund after-school and summer programs for Quil Ceda Tulalip and Liberty Elementary schools.  The grant, amounting to $1.3 million, will support academics and enrichment activities for 50 students at each school for the next five years.  

Click on LINK to read full content of news release...

Congratulations, 2014 graduates!

posted Jun 23, 2014, 10:20 AM by JODI RUNYON   [ updated Jun 23, 2014, 10:20 AM ]

Congratulations to our 700 plus graduates of our Marysville School District high schools!  Enjoy the photo gallery, courtesy of The Herald: Herald Online Graduation Photo Gallery

We wish our graduates all the best in their future endeavors and look forward to hearing from them in the future on our district Alumni site.

Getchell students create sustainable community garden

posted Jun 12, 2014, 10:24 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jun 12, 2014, 10:25 AM ]

Green leaves are peeking out through the compost and rows of dirt in Marysville Getchell High School's new community garden, a sustainability project created by students and located just in front of the campus.

District officials and community members gathered on June 3 for the ribbon-cutting of the garden.

The project was developed in teacher Kimberly Griggs' "Green Sustainable Design and Technology" class at Marysville Getchell's Academy of Construction and Engineering.

Read more in this North County Outlook article.

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