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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 650 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 First Grade to our Dual Language program .  This program will continue with our Kindergartners who are moving to First Grade. We will have 4 First Grade classes, 2 of which will participate in the Dual Language Program.  These students are going to learn to read, speak and write in both Spanish and English.  We will continue with our Kindergarten Dual Language Program as well.
 
 

This year Madrona was awarded the Math Acheivement Award from the State of Washington.  Madrona outperformed all schools with similar demographics in this category.  This is something my staff and I are very proud of.   We are working hard here at Madrona to reache the goals that have been set by our district.  We think our kids can acheive above and beyond these goals.  

 

We will continute 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.

 

Sincerely,

Daniel Yarbrough

 

 

 

News

  • Crowded Classrooms & Aging Buildings Make the News

    The challenges of crowded classrooms, growing enrollment, and aging buildings in Highline have been the focus of several recent stories in the regional news media. Here is a rundown of local coverage.

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  • Feb. 10 Bond Proposes Two New Middle Schools

    If voters approve the February 10 bond proposal, Highline will construct two new middle schools to make room for growing enrollment. The schools would be constructed in Burien and SeaTac on property already owned by the district.

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  • 3,400+ Participate in Telephone Town Hall

    A Telephone Town Hall meeting hosted by Superintendent Susan Enfield and School Board President Bernie Dorsey was held on January 27. Over 3,400 Highline residents participated. Callers asked questions about the bond and levy measures on the February 10 ballot.

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  • Register for Telephone Town Hall

    Join Superintendent Susan Enfield and School Board Member Bernie Dorsey for a live Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday, January 27. Callers will be able to ask questions about the bond and levy measures on the February ballot.

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  • Listen to Town Hall Online

    Around 80 community members, parents, students, and staff participated in a Town Hall on January 22 about Highline's levy and bond measures on the February ballot.

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Important Dates

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Building for Tomorrow Today
We face two critical issues as a school district: aging buildings and crowded schools. A bond measure that addresses these issues was on the November ballot. Learn more about the election here. Help us build for tomorrow, today.

Renewal Levy
A three-year educational programs and operations replacement levy will go before voters on February 10, 2015. Levies pay for educating students and operating schools above the costs covered by the state. Learn more about the renewal levy.