Tonasket School District

Weekly Update ~ 11/2/2018

"Focused on Learning and Linking Learning to Life"

One School

One Team

One Purpose - Student Success

Ballots are due on Tuesday, November 6th.

Ballots must be postmarked by November 6th to be valid. If you put your ballot in the mail on November 6th it might first be sent out of the area to be postmarked. When this happens you can end up with a postmark of November 7th and your ballot will not be valid. Send your ballot in early or put it in the drop box by the Tonasket Library to avoid this issue.

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Powerful Teaching and Learning

Staff is preparing for conferences next week. Depending on the school, some conferences are student-led and some are a combination of time for student-led and time for traditional conferences.


    • On Wednesday, I had six MS students come and have lunch with me in my office. We had a great conversation around what good things are happening in the MS, the challenges they face, and how can the school offer more support to students both academically and socially/emotionally.

    • We had our second EOP committee meeting on Tuesday. We made good progress and will continue to work through the plan.

    • We have a total of 93 students that transfer into our school district. 83 from Oroville and 8 from Omak. 35 students transfer out of our district. Of these, 6 go to online programs.

    District Culture and Climate

    • A colleague recently shared the following powerful quote with me. His food service staff had it posted in their school cafeteria.

      “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring; all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia

    Parent and Community Engagement

    • The ES PTO held a trunk or treating activity on Wednesday night, there was a huge turnout. Thank you, PTO for making this fun event possible for our community.

    • Grants Market surprised Ms. Bailey's classroom with boxes of supplies for the Troop Care Package Drive.


    • I received this email message from Shannon Leach, brother of Brian Leach with a very kind gift in honor of Brian: “I am Shannon Leach. My brother, Brian, drove bus for you the past few years until his untimely death in early August. As a retired man, Brian loved his job and the kids he served. Brian was not married and had no children so his estate is being handled by his siblings. Brian entered the Navy immediately after graduating from high school. He was a tradesman and a mechanic. My sister and I would like to give some monies in his name to graduating students who are not going to college but are seeking help with trade school or military service.”

    • Next week is conferences and November 14-16 is the annual WSSDA Conference, so the next weekly update will go out on 11/21.

    • The boys Cross Country Team traveled to the State Tournament at Sun Willows Golf Course Pasco, WA and came back with a 9th place finish - great work team!

    • The girls Soccer Team continues their postseason play. They are competing against St George School in Spokane WA.
    ~ Superintendent Steve McCullough

    What Every Employee Needs to Know - Reminders

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