Aberdeen Schools

Keeping you informed about our schools -- March 17, 2023

Get ready to register for next year

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Told that it's time for next year's kindergartners to sign up for school, these students in Vicki Clingen's class at Stevens Elementary School took a moment from their storytime to offer a welcoming wave to their future schoolmates.

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Next School Board meeting is March 21


The next regular meeting of the Board is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the Community Room at Aberdeen High School.

In addition, a budget workshop meeting is planned for 6 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Community Room at Aberdeen High School.

Those who attend regular meetings are welcome to sign up at the meeting to provide public comment on agenda items. Written public comment for the record can also be submitted up to noon the day of the meeting by writing to schoolboard@asd5.org. Comments or concerns not on the agenda can be brought to the attention of the district by contacting the Superintendent's Office or by contacting individual board members.

Blue Zones

The School Board will hear a presentation on the Grays Harbor Blue Zone project at its meeting Tuesday. Here's a link to a video about blue zones and below, some background information.

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Miller 7th Grade puts Washington on display

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Student conferences took place on Monday and Tuesday this week in Grades 6-12. The 7th Grade students in Heidi Armenta's and Anne Eisele's Washington State History classes took the opportunity to display their historical research. In addition to parents strolling through the library during conferences, Miller students went on a "museum walk" to learn from each others' displays. Enjoy these examples of the students' work.

Referrals for the Highly Capable program open until March 24

Highly capable students are students who perform, or show potential for performing, at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments.

The process of identifying Highly Capable students begins with a teacher, parent, or community member submitting a referral. Anyone may nominate a student for assessment.

To recommend a student for testing, a Highly Capable Referral must be received by March 24, 2023. Please submit all referrals to Mindi Hammill at mhammill@asd5.org; Amber Melville at amelville@asd5.org, or deliver to McDermoth Elementary School, 409 North K St.

In order to participate in testing, students must have a referral indicating exceptional abilities and parental consent to test. Please ensure you have obtained a parent signature before submitting the referral form. Once a referral is received, families will be provided information regarding the assessment process.

Student test results and other assessment measures are evaluated by the Highly Capable multidisciplinary selection team. Notice of qualification for Highly Capable Services will be mailed to families and services will begin the following school year.

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Staying in touch with Leadership

School Office Hours

A.J. West Elementary School
  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2130 / Interim Building Leader Nani Villarreal

Central Park Elementary School

  • Office Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2170 / Principal Joan Hoehn

McDermoth Elementary School

  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2120 / Principal Mindi Hammill

Robert Gray Elementary School

  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2140 / Principal Sherri Northington

Stevens Elementary School

  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2150 / Principal Jamie Stotler

Harbor Learning Center

  • Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2180 / Principal Lisa Griebel

Hopkins Preschool

  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2190 / Principal Joan Hoehn

Miller Junior High School

  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2100 / Principal John Meers

Aberdeen High School

  • Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • (360) 538-2040 General / Principal Aaron Roiko
  • (360) 538-2060 Attendance Line


The Aberdeen 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 a 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: Christi Sayres, Title IX Coordinator and Civil rights Compliance Coordinator, 216 North G St., Aberdeen, WA 98520; (360) 538-2222; csayres@asd5.org; Dr. Richard Bates, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, 216 North G St., Aberdeen, WA 98520; (360) 538-2017; rbates@asd5.org.