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Mission

MADRONA'S MISSION STATEMENT

At Madrona, We . . . 
     Expect and ACHIEVE Academic Excellence
                  INSPIRE Learning
                           GROW Continuously  

MADRONA'S CORE VALUES 

“We believe, in inspiring students, promoting compassion and building positive relationships." 

"Creemos en inspirar a los estudiantes, promover compasión y construir relaciones positivas con los demás."

Principal

Dear Families and Friends of Madrona Elementary,

 

The staff at Madrona welcomes you to our school.  We serve a highly diverse student body made up of about 680 students with more than half of our students speaking another language other than English in their homes.  At Madrona we embrace the diversity that our student body affords us.  This year we are adding Second Grade to our Spanish/English Dual Language program.  In addition all students enrolling in our kindergarten classes for next year will be enrolled in our Spanish/ English Dual Language program. 

This summer Madrona is hosting the Summer Scholars Literacy program for third and fourth graders.  Students from Madrona and students from across the district are participating in this program.  The focus of this program is to help students become better readers and writers.  We have also made sure to include a fun component each day where we have time set aside for art projects and assemblies.  All of the students will be writing a story about a video game that they are going to invent.  We will have presentations provided by real video game developers.  This will help the student with their stories in addition to exposing them to people who work in the video game industry.   

Next school year we will continue to have Curriculum Nights throughout the year to help parents understand the new Common Core standards and how they can help their children meet their education goals. We invite parents to participate in their child’s education by volunteering at school. Whether you can spend a day or an hour at school volunteering we welcome your support.  

We recognize our students for following our Guidelines for Success which are:

Responsible Eagles:

  • Respect self and others
  • Make safe choices
  • Listen respectfully
  • Always do your best

We have monthly Eagle of the Month Assemblies where we recognize Madrona Eagle and Scholars.  Parents are welcome to attend these assemblies when their students have been chosen.

The teachers at Madrona are looking forward to working with your children to help them reach their highest potential.  I wish you all a fun and relaxing summer and that you take the time to have your student read with you each day. 

 

Sincerely,

Daniel Yarbrough

 

News

  • Free Summer Meals Available for Local Children

    Highline children can eat free breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the summer through the federally funded Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP). The program provides funding for 17 Highline schools to serve children living in South King County in partnership with six community organizations.

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  • Families: Give Us Your Feedback!

    Highline families still have time to submit feedback on how our schools are doing. All families are encouraged to take a short online survey. Results will help us make changes to improve our schools and better support our students.

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  • Activate Instruction Lets Students Learn More

    Students can get extra help when they need it on Activate Instruction. The online resource is available for free to all Highline students. Teachers across the country create, share, and organize learning resources on Activate Instruction, and students use it to learn at their own pace.

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  • Student Authors are Celebrated

    Highline has many budding authors, and our students are proving it during Highline Writes! Week of Writing Celebration. The week-long writing event across the district is recognizing students as authors in a variety of ways, including a writing contest.

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  • Highline Saves Taxpayers $4.5 Million

    Recently, Highline Public Schools refinanced bonds sold in 2007, resulting in a savings to taxpayers of more than $4.5 million over the next eleven years. The savings will lower the amount of money that will be collected from taxpayers to pay off previously issued bonds. We are pleased to be able to give these dollars back to the taxpayers.

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