Tonasket School District

Weekly Update ~ 5/24/2019

"Focused on Learning and Linking Learning to Life"

One School

One Team

One Purpose - Student Success


Capital Project Update

At next week’s school board meeting, they will review the final cost proposal from MacDonald Miller for the HVAC project and they will review a borrowing proposal.


  • This week I started a second round of meeting with groups of students from our different schools. I had the pleasure of having lunch with six students from our Choice/Big Picture Program on Wednesday. I was impressed with how aware they were of their academic and social-emotional learning, and how articulate they were about how they had grown through their experience in the Choice HS. On Thursday I met with 5 HS students. We had a great discussion about their school experiences. The group shared many insights into what worked for them and what did not in their schooling experience.

  • Our audit is near completion. The audit exit meeting is on May 30th at 2:00 PM.

District Culture and Climate

Kim Fitzthum is the recipient of a $1000 WEA-Retired Scholarship! She is using the scholarship money toward a Gifted Specialty endorsement.

Parent and Community Engagement

  • The final Migrant Monthly Meeting of the year was held on Wednesday. They celebrated the wonderful year we've had and thanking all those that have made it possible. There was a presentation on their recent trip to present at the National Migrant Conference in New Orleans. They also spoke with families about summer school and different opportunities available for kids in our community.

  • In November our community will be filling three school board positions. The three candidates that have filed are:
    1. Director District 2 - Currently held by Clint Duchow - Lois Rhoads running unopposed

    2. Director District 3 - Joyce Fancher is running again for this position

    3. Director District 4 - Currently held by Jerry Asmussen - Jennie Wilson running

Creative and Innovative

Our School District is eligible for CEP (Community Eligibility Provision). CEP allows schools, groups of schools, or entire districts with high numbers of low-income children to serve meals at no cost to all students while removing the administrative burden of collecting school meal applications. We are moving forward with the application for final approval.

TEA and PSE Updates

The first PSE negotiation meeting is on May 29th. This will be a short meeting to introduce the participants and set ground rules.


Good luck to our Tennis and Track teams competing at State this weekend!

What Every Employee Needs to Know - Reminders

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