Medical Lake School District #326
P.O. Box 128, 116 W. Third Street
Medical Lake, WA 99022
phone: (509) 565-3100 fax: (509) 565-3102
June 9, 2016 Cheney Free Press ran an article, written by Paul Delaney, on the 2016-2017 coaches at Medical Lake High School. You can view the article titled "Medical Lake Announces Football, Basketball Hires" through the Cheney Free Press website. (pictured: Boy's Varsity Basketball Coach, Noel Hachtel)
Congratulations Class of 2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian!
Valedictorian Jeremy Ryan will be attending Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts. Jeremy received multiple scholarships including a 4 year tuition scholarship to Olin. He is a Spokane Scholars Mathematics Candidate, Principal's Recognition Award recipient and received the Washington State Honors Award to name a few. Brenna Strain, Salutatorian, will be attending Spokane Falls Community College. Brenna received several scholarships from Dollars for Scholars and Friends for Children. She is honored as Spokane Scholars World Languages Candidate, Washington State Principal's Recognition Award, and Washington State Honors award recipient.
High School Visual Communication teacher, Don Parr, asked his class to respond to an open "call for entries" from the town of Elk, Washington. The town needed a logo design for their Pioneer Days Festival. The winning design would be used for all things related to their event including but not limited to; clothing, signs and posters. This contest was open to high school students, college students, adults, and design professionals alike. Senior, Kera Petrin submitted the winning entry! Mr. Parr, and the rest of Medical Lake School District is very proud of Kera. Mr. Parr said ~ "this is how you get a reputation in the design field."
JROTC Traveled to Daytona Beach, Florida at the end of April to compete in the Nationals. Cadet 1st Lieutenant Josh Strieb and Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Katie McGowan took 4th in their division overall. Congratulations Cadets! You make us all proud.
Message from the Superintendent
Thank you to everyone for assigning stars during the Star Step process for the Student Engagement survey. Now that the Star Step segment has concluded, the team at Thought Exchange will be working to prepare a results page similar to the September Survey. Once ready, an email invitation to review the results will be sent out to parents and staff and we will provide a link for the community.
To review the answers to the September 2015 survey we have provided a link to the results page for our community.
Tim Ames, Superintendent
Each year, OSPI names schools in Washington as STEM Lighthouse schools. "Lighthouse schools serve as leaders and examples of what can happen with STEM education" - Randy Dorn. This year a total of 5 schools and 1 district, Medical Lake School District, received the honor as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math mentors to other schools in the state. Click on STEM Lighthouse District to read State Superintendent, Randy Dorn's message.
Dear Medical Lake High School Parents!
We are excited to offer our students an opportunity for international travel over Spring Break 2017. We know that travel can be a strain on the budget, so hopefully by planning over a year in advance, we can make this trip a reality for more students!
Where are we going? Costa Rica!
When are we going? April 1, 2017 (Spring Break NEXT year)
How much will it cost? $2759 ($2509 until March 1, 2016) Payment options are available
Who is the tour organizer? Enid Coffell, email@example.com
For more information:
1. Contact Enid Coffell, tour organizer, for a brochure, flyer, conversation, whatever you need!
2. Visit the tour website at: secure.passports.com Enter Tour ID: ECOFFELL 2017-6
You will need a passport! If you need help figuring out how to get one, contact Enid Coffell
CONGRATULATIONS HALLETT ELEMENTARY on earning the 2015 School of Distinction Award. This award is given to schools representing the top 5% that demonstrate improvement in math and reading over the last 5 years! (pictured left to right: Board Member, Kelly Fouts; Principal, Cindy McSmith; Board Vice-President, Peggy Schweikhardt; 5th Grade Teacher, Cheryl Spilker; Director of Teaching and Learning, Kimberly Headrick; 5th Grade Teacher, Wendy Gilbert)
And the winner is.........Congratulations to 5th grader Riley Chiamulon winner of Hallett Elementary's 2016 National Geography Bee. A culmination of 21 students from 8 classes participated. Each night they studied a different continent and shared a piece of trivia with their classmates the following day. Students researched the internet in preparation for the difficult series of questions in the competition. Congratulations to all the students who participated!!
Three middle school robotics teams competed in the regional robotics competition on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Salk Middle School in Spokane. The teams won a total of three trophies and two of the teams qualified for the state tournament. Team Mecatronix won trophies for the best overall robot performance and programming. The Girl Scouts team won a trophy for the presentation of their recycling project. Team Mecatronix and Team Build-A-Bot will compete at the semi-final tournament. Students who competed included Serenity, Paige, Julia, Grace, Kyle, Aeden, Joseph, Andrew, Blake, Paxton, Carson, Isaac, Princess, Jeriko, and Kailer. Medical Lake Middle School Robotics Club coaches are Chad Powers, Anna Bollinger, and Margo Buckles. Students will compete at the state semi-finals tournament at Eastern Washington University on Saturday January 16, 2016.
We are pleased to introduce our District's Military Family Advocate, Sarah Fillman. Mrs. Fillman, a military spouse and mother of 2, has extensive administrative and customer service background. As Military Family Advocate, she will be coordinating and assisting military families of school-aged children with educational opportunities and information necessary to succeed in an academic environment. She is the central point of contact for building administrators, military families and the District on school-related matters. Sarah will work in collaboration with the staff at Fairchild who support military families to enhance the military student's education. It is an exciting step towards strengthening the bond between Medical Lake School District and Fairchild as we move forward in our relationship with the Base.
Every year, OSPI, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, updates the "report card" for school districts. Copies of our report will be available at each school in the office. You may preview it by clicking, HERE . If you would like a more detailed look at the information, it is available on the our main webpage under the State Report Cards-Medical Lake School District tab.
The Medical Lake School District No. 326 complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate with respect to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression, or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to the Boy scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 compliance officer and/or Section 504/ADA coordinator: Timothy D. Ames, Superintendent, P.O. Box 128, Medical Lake, WA 99022, (509) 565-3100.