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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

  • Highline Bond Falls Short of 60% Approval

    The Highline bond measure has failed to reach the 60 percent approval needed for passage. With nearly all ballots counted, the bond has received 59.3 percent of the vote. "The challenge we face has not gone away. We still have to replace aging schools and build new schools to address overcrowding and growing enrollment," said Superintendent Susan Enfield.

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  • Make the Most of Student-Led Conferences

    Student-led conferences are coming the week of November 24. Conferences are an opportunity for students, families and teachers to celebrate student success, identify needs, and establish strong relationships. This is one of the ways Highline partners with families to increase student achievement.

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  • Take Part in the Sixth-Grade Transition Planning

    Planning for the sixth-grade move to middle school has begun, and you can be a part of it. You are invited to a community meeting on Thursday, December 11, to learn about the plan and give your feedback.

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  • Small Gifts Make a Big Impact

    A small gift to the Highline Schools Foundation today will make a big impact on our students and schools. Now, supporting the foundation is as easy as sending a text message.

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  • Highline Bond Failing

    It appears that the Highline capital improvement bond -- now at 59.28 percent approval -- will not reach the 60 percent needed for passage. Though yes votes have been trending upward, it is unlikely the ballots yet to be counted will push the final count above the 60 percent threshold.

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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.