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Mariner High School Office Hours

Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

A Message From the Principal - Mrs. Vanderveen

Message From the Principal!

Happy Fall – we are finally experiencing traditional fall weather and we are thankful for the much-needed rain!

Mariner High School has been extremely busy this month and I would to take this opportunity to share the many activities and events that have taken place, all of which make Mariner a great place for our students, staff, and community. The week of October 3rd-October 7th was our Homecoming Week. Each day of the week had a different dress-up theme and lunchtime activities for students and staff to participate in and show their school spirit. Participation in these days was great. On Thursday, October 6th we held our Mariner City Family Night which was an opportunity for students and parents to visit their student’s classrooms, meet their teachers, check out our club fair, and meet our counselors, administrators, and other support staff. On Friday, we had our Homecoming Assembly and Game whereby the Marauder Football team was victorious over Jackson High School. Roughly 900 students attended the Homecoming Dance on Friday, October 8th!

Following a very busy Homecoming Week, we had many Sophomores and Juniors participate in the Pre-SAT exam (PSAT) on Wednesday, October 12th; in the evening we held our Senior Parent Night. This meeting was for parents of seniors to learn about the many upcoming events and important dates that occur during a student’s senior year. On October 13th, seniors had a senior meeting with representatives from Jostens where they received information about Caps and Gowns, graduation announcements, and much more. On October 19th our fantastic Choir Program held their first concert of the season. On Wednesday, October 26th we were happy to bring back Harvest Fest and it was a great success. Our community showed out with canned food for our food drive, great costumes, and fun. We are very thankful to our community for their support of this event. It was awesome!

Finally, we are excited about our upcoming Winter Sports Season, which starts on November 14th. Winter sports season includes Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys Swimming, and Boys and Girls Wrestling. If your student is interested in joining a Winter Sports team, please make sure to register them on Final Forms so that they can be cleared on the first day of practice.

I am enjoying being a Mariner Marauder and continue to be thankful for this opportunity to serve as the Principal. GO MARAUDERS!

The first quarter ends on Friday, November 4th!

We are fast approaching the end of the first quarter. Hard to believe how fast the school year is going. There is still time for students to get in missing assignments and bring up their grades to where they would like them to be.

The first quarter is a pivotal time for all students, particularly our Freshman students who are new to all things High School. Students are required to earn 24 credits over the course of their 4 years of high school in order to graduate on time. This means that students must pass every class, every semester of every year to be considered “on track” toward graduation. First-quarter grades are a great indicator of how a student is doing in school and where they might see their strengths or areas of improvement.

We have a number of opportunities for students to get help with their classes.

  • Student Intervention Time (SIT) which occurs Tuesday-Thursday at the end of the 3rd period.
  • Students can go to a teacher’s classroom and get additional support on their work.
  • Academic Success Center (ASC) is available to students to receive extra support during the school day. The ASC is open every period, during both lunches and after school.
  • The Writing Center is open during both lunches, during SIT, and after school for students to receive tutoring support in their English classes.
  • Finally, many teachers provide additional support for their students, please encourage your student to talk with their teachers about additional support.

Students who stay after school for academic support can utilize the activity bus which leaves at 4:05pm on Monday-Thursday or if they have their free ORCA card, can access public transportation to get home.


We know that attending school every day is a key to success in and out of the classroom. Students who miss 10% (18 absences per year) are considered chronically absent and are in jeopardy of falling behind academically, and socially with opportunities for positive engagement in school. Please encourage your student to attend school every day and ON TIME.

Health and Safety News

Bathroom Safety:

Students have been misusing the bathroom (a health and safety concern). To provide a safe place for all students to use the restroom, disciplinary actions will be assigned to students misusing the bathroom. We will be communicating with students about our expectations regarding creating a safe environment for all students. We want to work in partnership with our students and families to address these concerns.

Building Security:

If you are visiting our campus, please make sure to check in at the main office. We are researching updates for the security of the front entrance.

Hats and Hoods:

As a reminder, we have a no hats or hoods policy. This is to ensure that we can identify our Mariner students and who should/should not be on our campus.

Please encourage your student to communicate with an adult on campus if they have any health or safety concerns.

News From the Career and College Readiness Center

Seniors: Need money for college? Complete the FAFSA or WASFA! FAFSA/WASFA opened October 1st. Complete the financial aid forms (FAFSA/WASFA) to determine eligibility for money to attend college.

Students must apply to FAFSA or WASFA to be eligible for the College Bound scholarship.

You will use your 2021 taxes to complete the 2023-24 FAFSA or WASFA.

FAFSA (students with a social security #)

  1. Start by creating an FSA ID.
  2. Complete the student section of the FAFSA.
  3. Parents create an FSA ID, upload their 2021 tax info with the “Data Retrieval Tool”, and complete the Parent section.

WASFA (students without a social security #)

  1. Go to the WASFA website.
  2. Answer a series of questions to determine if you should complete the WASFA.
  3. Fill out the WASFA application.

Have questions? Need help?

  • FAFSA - Federal Student Aid Information Center Call (800) 433-3243. Call, chat, or email!
  • WASFA - email: or call (888) 535-0747, option 2
  • Otterbot is a free texting service to help Washington state students navigate financial aid 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Text “Hi Otter” to (360) 928-7281
  • Refer to FAQ on the Financial Aid page of Mariner High School Career & College Readiness webpage:

FAFSA/WASFA Financial Aid Events (English & Spanish) - Sign up here!

The 12th Year Campaign Statewide Financial Aid Completion Virtual Event will include a short financial aid information session and assistance for students completing their FAFSA or WASFA. This event is for any high school student in Washington State.

Financial Aid Awareness Information Night!

Mariner HS will host a Financial Aid Information Night for current seniors and their parents/guardians on Wednesday, November 16th from 6-7 pm in the Little Theatre. Information about different kinds of financial aid (federal and state grants, loans, work-study, scholarships) and how students apply will be provided. Parents and seniors who plan on attending a community, technical or trade college, or a 4-year university are encouraged to come and learn about the forms of financial aid available for those options. On the same night, financial aid information and FAFSA/WASFA help will be provided in Spanish at The Village on Casino Road from 6-8 pm. (address: 14 E. Casino Road, Everett, WA 98204).

Mariner HS organizará una noche de información sobre ayuda financiera para los actuales estudiantes de último año (grado 12) y sus padres / tutores el miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 6-7 pm en el Little Theatre. Se brindará información sobre los diferentes tipos de ayuda financiera (subvenciones federales y estatales, préstamos, estudio de trabajo, becas) y cómo los estudiantes pueden solicitarlas. Se anima a los padres y a los estudiantes de último año de High School que planean asistir a un colegio comunitario, un colegio técnico o a una universidad de 4 años a venir y aprender sobre las diferentes formas de ayuda financiera disponibles para esas opciones. Esa misma noche, se ofrecerá información sobre ayuda financiera y llenado de solicitudes de FAFSA/WASFA en español en Connect Casino Road 6 a 8 pm. (dirección: 14 E. Casino Road, Everett, WA 98204).

Applying to the University of WA?

Application is due by 11/15/2022!

Click the link below to attend an online UW application workshop.

What: iDub Application Workshops (for the class of 2023)

When: November 3, 4, 10, 14 and 15 / 3–5 p.m. Pacific Time

Where: Online

iDUB Application Workshop - Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment (

College Reps are scheduling visits at Mariner in the Career & College Readiness Center during lunches. Please encourage your students (especially seniors!) to drop by and hear presentations from the College Reps. Please refer to the calendar on the Career & College Readiness Center webpage for dates of scheduled College Rep Visits.

Seattle National College Fair - 11/4 (9am-12:00noon) & 11/5 (12:00noon-4pm) – Register here:

Military Fairs will be held on the first Thursday of the month, in the Concourse, during lunches. Talk with military personnel from the various branches… Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, and Air & Space Force. The next one will be Thursday, November 3rd.

Current 10th and 11th graders are you....

Current 10th and 11th graders, are you interested in attending Sno-Isle TECH next year!?

Applications will open for the 23-24 school year on Nov. 3 at 4:00 PM! You can apply online at! If you have any questions please reach out!

Sno-Isle will be holding their open house for interested families in person on Nov. 3rd from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM! This is a great opportunity for interested students and families to come and see Sno-Isle's campus, meet the instructors and get their questions answered. Take advantage of this great opportunity!

Counselors’ Caseloads and Contact Information

A-Cr- Sockheng Centeno



Cs-Ho- Catherine Jeffcoat

P: 425-366-5753


Hp-MI- Jessie Townsend

P: 425-366-5756


Mj-Rt- Luisa Wilson

P: 425-366-5752


Ru-Z- Sandie Vea

P: 425-366-5754


Grade 9 Success!

Ninth Grade is Important

Did you know?... Students who pass ALL of their classes in Grade 9 are FOUR TIMES as likely to graduate as those who fail only one class. To help students succeed during their first year of high school, Mariner partners with The Center for High School Success (CHSS) to ensure our students in Grade 9 get all the help and support that they need to pass all of their classes.

If you or your Grade 9 student is interested in learning more about the program, contact our Student Success Coordinator Ryan Peterson at or have your student stop by room E-104!

Student Support Advocate Introduction

Hi! My name is Dafne and I’m a Student Support Advocate at Mariner High School.

I work with students and families to connect them with resources in the community to be academically and emotionally successful. If you need assistance with clothes, food, mental health services, etc., please contact me for support.

Phone 425-366-5748 |Text 425-249-6583.

Mi nombre es Dafne y soy la Coordinadora de Recursos de Apoyo Estudiantil en la escuela Mariner. Trabajo con estudiantes y familias para conectarlos con recursos en la comunidad para que tengan éxito académico y emocional. Si necesita ayuda con ropa, comida, servicios de salud mental, etc., por favor póngase en contacto conmigo para poderle ayudar.

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Stay Connected!

Information and news about Mariner High School are available in a variety of formats. This year, you will receive a phone message and email from the district if we close or delay school. This helps ensure we reach everyone, including those without an email address on file, before students stand outside at a bus stop, and before parents leave for work. If you added a text message number in the Blackboard portal you would also receive a text message. As usual, school delays or closures will be posted on the district website and posted through FlashAlert, which also feeds into mainstream local news feeds.

Check out the following sites and join us on social media to stay connected:

Mukilteo School District App - Available in for Android phones and the Apple store very soon!

Mariner HS website:

Blackboard Connect:

Mariner Twitter: @MHSEverett

Mariner Instagram: MarinerMarauders and MarinerCity

Mariner Facebook: Mariner Marauders

Mariner Compass (student newspaper):

Mukilteo School District e-newsletter: sign up here e-newsletter

Mukilteo School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator Simone Neal (425-356-1319),, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277),, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Wes Allen, Director (425-348-2220) Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.