• April Words of the Month 

    Átaw pxwíni
    Comments (-1)

From the Superintendent…

Congratulations Mt. Adams Community—our Maintenance and Operations Levy passed with 75%!  This was one of the highest passage rates in the Yakima Valley and one of the highest rates in the district’s history.  Thank you for the investment in our students and staff. 

Our Levy Committee members have expressed a strong desire to look at our school facilities.  As a work group they’ve asked the district for initial research on what this journey entails.  Please join us at our April Community meeting to hear and participate in a dialogue about the possibility of school construction in Mt. Adams – Tuesday, April 15, 6:30, White Swan High School Library.

This winter, White Swan High School and Mt. Adams Middle School added an additional support for our student/athletes.  In an effort to support higher academic performance, each sport had an Academic Coach who provided additional tutoring and support daily.  The partnership between the student, athletic coach and academic coach benefited our students. Overall, this additional support assisted a higher percentage of our students maintaining eligibility throughout their season.  Athletics is a major motivation for our students and the greater community.  We are looking at encouraging more children to turn out for our sports as well as expanding this support for a greater number of students.

Finally, congratulations to the White Swan High School Knowledge Bowl team for qualifying for the State Tournament.  This is the first state appearance for our high school, which will be held on Saturday March 22 at Arlington High School.  Members of the White Swan team under faculty coach Ken Olden are Beth Johnston-Newman, Katie Dick, Tre Deleon, Tarell Manjarrez, Arianna Wildflower and Anthony Perez.  Good Luck Cougars!

Knowledge Bowl competitions involve high school teams of up to six members in a contest of the students’ knowledge in a broad range of academic areas.  Each tournament begins with a written round during which team members work together to solve a list of 60 multiple-choice problems.  Teams then engage in oral rounds against two other schools in answering a series of questions ranging from math and science to history and language arts.