After careful deliberation, thorough research, and the polling of alumni, parents, staff, and students, our new mascot, by an overwhelmingly majority, is … the Chargers! What is a Charger? Read more >> about Mascot Change Announcement!
Post by: Char DeKoekkoek
On Service Day morning, the junior highers were asked, "Why do we serve?" Replies included: "To make God proud of us," "to share God's love," "to influence a healthier earth," "because it makes me feel awesome," "it helps community," and "to get the feeling we did good in a world that isn't always so good." Read more >> about Service Day Reflection
Post by: Mr. Joel Bratt
When I was in high school parent-teacher conferences were an exercise in avoidance. My parent didn’t really want to go, the teachers didn’t really want to be there (Years later I would teach at my alma mater with the very people who were at one time my teachers. I learned then that many of them believed the fewer the teacher conferences (especially the contentious ones) the better), and I was okay with not letting those two groups get together. In fact, the only time my parents went to parent-teacher conferences was when I scored below an A- in any one class. B+ in Chemistry? Off to see Mr. Reikna.
I like to think we’ve made some progress when it comes to parent/student/teacher conferences in the last thirty years -- that we’ve made it beyond the “everything is ok unless there is a bad grade” routine. Maybe we have. Maybe we haven’t. Either way, there is always the next step in refining our attitudes and practices, and that is what we’d like to start (or continue) with you this fall.
Parent teacher conferences are currently scheduled for November 24 and 25. The conferences are an important opportunity in building the partnership between the parents and the teachers. Read more >> about Parent-Teacher Conferences: November 24 and 25
I get a kick out of all the changes education standards and curriculum have enjoyed over the years. We have gone from the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) to SmarterBalanced. Read more >> about Grace-Based Education
This year's school theme is Strong and Courageous, from Joshua 1:9. Over the past couple of weeks, the staff has been discussing what this looks like within the context of our community. Read more >> about 2014 School Theme: Strong and Courageous