Auburn School Board recognizes outstanding staff member | Briefs

Lila Jenkins, left, and Majak Mabil. COURTESY PHOTOS

Lila Jenkins, left, and Majak Mabil. COURTESY PHOTOS

The Auburn School District Board of Directors recently recognized Lila Jenkins, office manager at West Auburn High School, as the outstanding staff member of the month.

Jenkins grew up in the school district, attending Evergreen Heights and then Lake View when it opened, Cascade and graduating from Auburn High. She has worked for the ASD since the day after she graduated from high school.

She began as a summer student helper, subbed for three years and landed a permanent position as an office assistant at Auburn High. Four years later, she moved to West Auburn as attendance secretary and has been the office manager at West Auburn for 14 years.

As office manager, Jenkins does bookkeeping, substitutes, payroll, building uses, helps organize graduation and anything else to help keep the building running smoothly.

“I love the kids at West Auburn,” she said. “Some of them are there for five years. You really get to know them as a person.”

The school board also recognized Majak Mabil, a fifth-grader at Evergreen Heights Elementary, as the outstanding student of the month.

Mabil shows great leadership in and out of the classroom. He always does his best, strives to make everyone feel included and considers other’s feelings. He loves to learn and often takes time to do extra work to advance his learning. His favorite subjects are math, science and P.E.

When not at school, he enjoys soccer and basketball.

Earth Heroes

Carol Barker and Auburn School District Child Nutrition Services will be honored for their environmental stewardship at the King County Earth Heroes at School awards ceremony May 3 at Maplewood Greens in Renton.

In 2017, the King County Green Schools Program, the City of Auburn, and the University of Washington teamed with the school district to study food waste in schools. On the study’s recommendations, the school district created share tables for unopened packaged food. The Child Nutrition Services purchased temperature-controlled containers and the Green Schools Program provided signage and educational tools. The food share program has reduced lunchroom food waste throughout the district.

The ceremony is 4:30 p.m. at Maplewood Greens, 4050 Maple Valley Highway.

Elsewhere

The University of Puget Sound’s Hayley Rathburn of Auburn was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor societies for academic disciplines. … Andrew Engelhardt of Auburn was named to the winter team dean’s list at Oregon Institute of Technology (Klamath Falls, Ore.). Engelhardt is studying mechanical engineering. … Auburn’s Elena Marquez and Jessica Spaid made the winter honor roll at Spokane Falls Community College. … Adrianna Parent, a senior studying biochemistry and biophysics, made the winter term honor roll at Oregon State University.

More in News

11-mile legacy: the history of Green Valley Road; talk is Saturday

From native trail to cow path to major farm-to-market road, Green Valley… Continue reading

Envisioning an Auburn Arts Alley: share your ideas

As Auburn’s historic downtown continues to grow and evolve, the community continues… Continue reading

Utility work to affect Auburn Way North, 10th Street NE to 15th Street NE | Update

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 22, through Friday, Feb. 8, utility work by InfraSource… Continue reading

Auburn Food Bank dedicates service Jan. 23 to help federal employees

The Auburn Food Bank is offering a food bank service Wednesday, Jan.… Continue reading

Responding to a cry for help

United Way of King County’s Family Resource Exchange serves hundreds of homeless at Green River College

Microsoft will invest $500 million toward regional housing

Mayors of nine cities — including Auburn, Kent, Federal Way, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton and Sammamish — have pledged to help

Auburn School Board recognizes outstanding staff member

The Auburn School District Board of Directors recognized Chris Telford, jewelry teacher… Continue reading

City offers assistance to federal employees

Late fees, service interruptions suspended for furloughed Auburn residents

Measles investigation in King County; infected man was at Auburn, Kent, Covington locations

Local public health officials are investigating a suspected measles infection in a… Continue reading

Most Read