We hope you’ve had a marvelous summer. The staff members are eager to welcome students to kick off an awesome 2017-18 school year on Monday, August 28. The K-12 office is open M-TH 7:30-4:00 until school starts.
We have several new hires joining our team. These four individuals will add to our school culture with professional vitality and enthusiasm. Teagan Straub is our new second grade teacher, Eileen Bishop is our new secondary math and science teacher, Anita Johanson is our new Reading Intervention and Program Director, and Sabrina Freedman is our new PE/Health teacher.
Please join us for our Open House on Wednesday, September 13. You will be greeted by the handsome billygoat donated by former teacher, Woody Hunter, that is pictured to the right. The buildings, school grounds, and busses are looking great as the maintenance, grounds, and transportation staff endeavor to provide us with a quality environment for teaching and learning. When you visit our school, you may notice we now have the classroom doors numbered and general meeting areas labeled. A few classrooms received much needed furniture that invites student engagement. There will be a few more changes we look forward to sharing when you visit.
Pateros is an award-winning school that nurtures a positive atmosphere for all students and staff. Our motto for this year is: “Learning for All . . . Whatever it Takes!” Our primary goal is to have each student “own their own learning”. When they set their goals, and celebrate their growth schooling becomes very personal and rewarding. The secondary math and science curriculum has been updated, adopted and the materials to support are arriving in time for the start of school.
The 70th Annual Apple Pie Jamboree was held in July at Memorial Park. Pateros School District was proud to share our new bus in the parade. If you attended you may have seen the “Monument to the Methow”, which was dedicated last May. We rejoiced that a few of our students had a chance to be a part of the high-quality display that acknowledges this important part of our community’s history.
There is a stir of excitement and enthusiasm as the new Pateros community sign is being installed south of town. The Chamber has been busy with the final details in creating and installing the new welcome for our community.
Thank you for your ongoing support. Pateros continues to be a place of hope where our community supports our students and builds the foundation for a bright future. Here’s looking forward to a rewarding year.
Lois A. Davies, Ed. D.