Tonasket School District

Weekly Update ~ 1/25/2019

"Focused on Learning and Linking Learning to Life"

One School

One Team

One Purpose - Student Success


Powerful Teaching and Learning

  • Principals Kristi Krieg and Brian Ellis attended a Restorative Discipline training last week. They will be sharing what they learned with the rest of the administrative team at our next meeting. Restorative Discipline is a whole school relational approach to building school climate and addressing student behavior that fosters belonging over exclusion, social engagement over control, and meaningful accountability over punishment.


  • In recognition of the work that our school board does, we are holding a small reception for our board members at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, January 30 in the boardroom prior to the start of the board meeting. We want to invite anyone who would like to attend to join us in celebrating the work of the board.

Creative and Innovative

  • We were notified that we have been selected for funding in the amount of $15,000 from OSPI for a High Demand Career and Technical Education grant. The funding will be used to help develop an AP computer science class.

Staff Updates

  • We are currently advertising for an SLPA and a temporary SPED para position through the end of May (out of district) and also a HS assistant tennis coach and an assistant track coach (in district).

Capital Projects Update

  • On Thursday, Mike Larson, Janice Wilson and I met with Kirsten Williams from the Dept. of Enterprise Services energy program and with Michael Coffey and Brian Hanson of MacDonald-Miller. We went over the potential measures for our capital levy projects and discussed possible project schedules. I’ll present more information at the board meeting on Wednesday.


  • Tonight is the Coaches vs Cancer at the basketball game. They are raising money for local cancer patients with an auction at the boys varsity halftime. Wear your pink.
  • Megan Huckaby’s 2nd-grade class welcomed their new class pet this week, a bearded dragon!

  • THS FBLA competed at regionals last weekend and of the 6 students that attended all 6 qualified for state.

What Every Employee Needs to Know - Reminders

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