THE NEWSPAPER AT THE HEART & SOUL OF OUR COMMUNITY WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 WWW.ARLINGTONTIMES.COM 75¢ Arlington students return to school BY LAUREN SALCEDO firstname.lastname@example.org SPORTS: Lady Eagles volleyball back on the court. Page 16 Lauren Salcedo/Staff Photo Eagle Creek Elementary students Lily Jo McKnight, left, and Bayleigh Iverster break in their new crayons on the first day of school on Sept. 4. INSIDE: Fall 2013 Health and Wellness Special Section. INDEX CLASSIFIED ADS 22-27 LEGAL NOTICES 15 OPINION 4-5 SPORTS 16 WORSHIP 20 Vol. 124, No. 07 ARLINGTON — Thousands of students, teachers and staff returned to school campuses across Arlington on Sept. 4 for the first day of classes for the 2013-14 school year. “Currently, Arlington Public Schools has an enrollment of approximately 5,474 which will be verified over the next few days,” said Andrea Conley, public information director, who noted that head counts in the classrooms will give a more accurate account of the enrollment numbers at Arlington’s four elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools. For most Arlington students, the first day of school was Wednesday, Sept. 4, though students in grades 10-12 did not begin until Thursday, Sept. 5. The cam- Fire, EMS regionalization focus of meeting pus at Post Middle School was buzzing with friends greeting one another after a summer apart, and first-year middle schoolers adjusting to their new environment. “I’m pretty excited actually,” said Kody Reno, a sixth-grader at Post Middle School, who said he was still memorizing his class schedule. “I’m really looking forward to my science class. I love science.” Sixth-grader Brooklyn Lamie was getting used to the new surroundings on her first day, but was overall happy to be back at class. “Well, it’s kind of confusing right now because there are so many people running around,” said Lamie. “I can’t decide what I am most looking forward to. I’m excited about everything.” Baylee Hedlund transSEE SCHOOL, PAGE 18 VISIT OUR GREEN EDITIONS BY KIRK BOXLEITNER email@example.com ARLINGTON — After a study was commissioned near the end of last year to explore how fire and emergency medical services in North Snohomish County might work together in the future, the results and recommendations were released on Thursday, Sept. 5, during a special meeting of the Arlington City Council in the Byrnes Performing Arts Center. Don Bivins, an associate with Emergency Services Consulting International, recommended four operational goals for all seven of the fire and EMS agencies that took part in the joint regional fire services cooperative effort study, including Arlington, Arlington Heights, Darrington, Silvana, Tulalip Bay, Camano Island and the North Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo Don Bivins, an associate with Emergency Services Consulting International, offers operational recommendations on Sept. 5 to the seven North Snohomish County fire and emergency medical services agencies that took part in ESCI’s joint regional fire services cooperative effort study. SEE FIRE, PAGE 2 Now you can view our full print editions online ~ cover to cover! FREE! www.arlingtontimes.com RewaRds Club MeMbeRs 50 and OveRR!* Use YoUr PlaYer-BUcks! 10 5 Get $ September 8 – 29 MGAT-W 4 In GamInG For And $ $ Player-Bucks meal at the O ff mone arket BuFFet! Owned by Upper Skagit Indian Tribe On I-5 at Exit 236 $10 Brunch or $15 Dinner theskagit.com 877-275-2448 With your $5 Player-Bucks Buy-In *Must be a Rewards Club Member – Membership is FREE! Skagit Player-Bucks are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Limit one per senior, per Sunday. Buffet Regularly $14 Brunch • $19 Dinner. See Rewards Club Center for complete details. Casino opens at 9 am daily. Must be 21 or older with valid ID.