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  • Website Maintenance

    Our website will undergo maintenance on Thursday, December 18, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. We expect there will be at least two interruptions of up to ten minutes during the maintenance. We appreciate your patience. 

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Announcements

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

  • Bond Measure Will Go Before Voters in February

    A school construction bond to repair or replace deteriorating schools and ease overcrowding will go before voters on February 10, 2015. After seeking community input following the November election, the school board voted December 17 to place a new bond measure on the February ballot.

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  • Survey Results Show Strong Support for Bond

    Results from a recent online survey show staff, families, and the community are generally supportive of the bond package that was put to voters on last November's ballot. The bond fell less than one percentage point short of the 60 percent needed for passage.

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  • Foundation Awards $65,000+ in Excel Grants

    Teachers across the district are receiving extra support in their classrooms this month thanks to more than $65,000 in grants from the Highline Schools Foundation. The Foundation awarded 89 Excel Grants to teachers and programs across the district in December.

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  • Introducing Coding to the Classroom

    More than 6,000 Highline students in grades K-12 participated in Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer programming, commonly called coding.

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  • Highline 21st in Nation for Most New Board-Certified Teachers

    Highline ranks 21st in the nation for the largest number of new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). In 2014, 22 Highline teachers earned a board certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

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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.

Highline Public Schools has a new video that illustrates our bold goals for students. The animated five-minute video follows a family on Highline's "path to success," telling the story without a single word.