December 2021 Newsletter
Dear Families and Staff,
What a year! The finish line for the 2021 calendar year is within sight. And despite it being the most challenging year most have ever experienced, I have also witnessed countless signs of empathy, resilience and determination. This year has tested our students, staff, families and community. While challenges remain, Eatonville School District continues to be committed to providing the best possible education to students.
There are many things to be thankful for during the holiday season, however, I am also reminded of the many families and community members who struggle throughout the year to meet basic needs. I encourage each of us to find opportunities to provide whatever assistance we can (time, resources, etc.) to help local food banks such as the Eatonville Family Agency, charities or other community outreach programs during this holiday season (and throughout the year) in support of our students and families in need.
Over Winter Break, I hope you find time to relax, refresh and unplug so you’re ready to greet 2022 and all the promise it brings.
Wishing you the best,
Students throughout the District
Cruiser Football Moves on to State Championship
EHS Daffodil Princess Selection
This year we had 4 Senior women who were candidates for the 2022 EHS Daffodil Princess. They were:
- Lexi Brickey
- Kaci Chidester
- Alexis Powell
- Taylor Limbird
All 4 candidates did a tremendous job with their interviews, speeches, and impromptu questions and they all deserve a big congratulations! At the end of the evening, Alexis Powell was crowned Eatonville's 2022 Daffodil Princess.
Alexis will be one of twenty-three princesses crowned from Pierce County and will be a member of the Daffodil Royal Court. She will represent Eatonville and Pierce County in many service projects and events the Royal Court will attend. Alexis will also receive a $2000 scholarship. Thank you to the families, friends, and staff members who attended the Selection program and supported our candidates.
Alexis provided a personal thanks statement, "I would like to thank all the girls who were running with me and all the hard work they put in. I am also grateful to Angelina Mireles-Mazza for being kind and considerate and helping us prepare for our Selection evening. I would really like to thank everyone who showed up to support all of us, especially my family and my swim family."
Signed Letters of Intent
December Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this matter.
First Day of Winter
Dollars for Scholars
Highly Capable Program Highlight
Due to the end of quarter and the Thanksgiving holiday, each group only got to meet one time this month. Both groups learned about the Design process by completing a Turkey race STEM challenge. The slowest turkeys were eaten for Thanksgiving dinner! In both groups, we learned about multiple intelligences and students took a survey to determine which intelligences they display most strongly. This led into an introduction and start of their personal passion projects, where they get to choose a project to focus on for themselves at the start of the new year. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we completed gratitude activities for important people in our lives. In middle school, we also finished up parts of our article review for the Frontier for Young Minds Journal. In elementary, we did a lesson on synonyms as part of our gratitude activity.
Highly Capable Teacher
Forms on Skyward Family Access
Blood Drive 12/9
- New way to sign up, use the QR code below
- Appointment required
- Must be at least 16 years old to donate
- People 16 & 17 need to have a permission form (download below)
- Photo ID needed
- Location: in front of the high school (along Mashell Ave)
- Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
- Time: 8am - 1:30pm
Holiday Treat Boxes for Sale
Order a special treat box from the "Dollars for Scholars Gourmet Bakers.
For $10 you will receive a scrumptious selection of treats; each box will be a little different!
They will all contain cookies/bars and have additional items from a selection of small loaves of bread/muffins, fudge or Chex mix.
Items will be individually wrapped for freshness and integrity of flavors.
Orders will be available for pick up at EHS on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 10-11am.
All proceeds support scholarships for the EHS Class of '22.
Do you have a recent success or activity to highlight related to students or staff at Eatonville School District?
If so, please submit the form below to see your submission featured on our social media outlets, website or newsletters. We are looking forward to highlighting the great things happening in our district.
Congratulations to the top 5 Tennis Players who qualified and played in the District 4 Tournament last week.
Justin Hietpas-#1 singles
Brandon Baker/Brody Thirtyacre-#1 doubles
Ryan Root/Ethan Moore #2 doubles
Honorable Mention: (not in photo) Evan Nation & Gaven Vander Hoek
The Cruiser Tennis Team are the sole winners of the District 3 1A league (since they were the only team in District 3 1A). Although they played 2A teams all season, these top players entered the District 4 Tournament to qualify for 1A State Tournament.
This tournament is often been noted to be a higher level of play than the actual State Tournament. Despite not qualifying for State, the Cruisers demonstrated the same high skill level of playing. #1 singles and #1 doubles each played 2 hour matches ending their final matches with 3rd set tie breakers; losing by only 3 and 4 points respectively. Always honest with their line calls, and complimenting to their opponents winning shots, the Cruisers displayed superb sportsmanship and court etiquette.
A fine representation of Eatonville Tennis!
Eatonville School District is HIRING
To review all employment opportunities with our district:
- Visit EdJobsNW.org
- Click FIND A JOB
- Choose the appropriate JOB CATEGORY (Administrator, Certificated, Classified, Coaching, Substitute) from the menu on the right-hand side of the page
- Type "Eatonville" in the filter box to narrow your search results*
*If the posting you are looking for does not show up on the first page of results, scroll to the bottom of the page and filter the next page of job posting results
Eatonville School District #404 will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged, veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.
The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs shall be free from sexual harassment. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Address: 200 Lynch St. W., Eatonville, WA 98328; Telephone: 360-879-1000
Title IX Coordinator, Section 504/ADA Coordinator & Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: Cristin Blaskowitz, Executive Student Services. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: 200 Lynch Street West, Eatonville, WA, USA