Mission Statement: Pacific Middle School expects academic achievement, celebrates diversity, and promotes self-discipline and community responsibility.


Diana Garcia

October 2016

A message from our principal, Ms. Diana Garcia, Principal

Dear Pacific Families:

Teachers and I are feeling very positive about our first month of school. Our seventh graders are settling into the 6 period day routine and doing a terrific job of getting to classes within the four-minute passing time. As a class, they are demonstrating our Pacific Values…. Positive, Accepting, Compassion, Inspired, Focused, Integrity, and Courageous. Our first all school assembly, Friday, October 7, recognized our September students of the month for consistently displaying our Pacific values.  These students were nominated by their teachers:

7th Grade: Anabelle Hopperanth, Jessica Zamarano, Rochelle Barreto Sabalza, Abigail Mungai, Caliya Bullock, Fransesca Saga, Ryland Vick, Justin Ahrens Tran, Carlos Melgar Vasquez, Tevita Takai

8th Grade: Emily Pham, Emily Fischburg, Arayana Chang, Mary Belay, Chelsea Ochoa, K’mya Grayson, Izzy Hood-Graling, Destiny Borson, Jada Godwin, Lucas Orint, Connor Kendall

The top winners were 7th graders, Carlos Melgar Vazquez and Jessica Zamorano and 8th graders Lucas Orint and Aryanna Chang. All nominated students’ photos’ are displayed in the main hallway. Congrats to all! Our plan is to nominate and recognize Students of the Month throughout the school year.

In an effort to create a safer, academic and business-like learning environment, several changes to school wide expectations were made over the summer.  I would like all 8th grade families to know about:

  • Hats or wearing of hoods are NOT permitted on campus. We use the security cameras when investigating safety matters and we’ve found that hats and hoods impede the identification of students.

  • Eating Is NOT permitted in hallways, outside during noon break and in classrooms unless it is a class celebration\party endorsed by the teacher. No energy drinks or coffee drinks are permitted in classrooms or hallways. Water is permitted in all areas.

  • Cell phones\electronic devices and ear buds are permitted only in the cafeteria before school and during lunch. Phones and earbuds must be out of sight during the day except in the cafeteria.

  • Holes\rips in pants\jeans permitted at the knee or lower. No holes above the knees. There are many fashion trends that do not belong in a middle school learning environment and holes\tears near the crotch and buttocks is one of them. We ask that all parents\families review the dress code guidelines in their student’s planner. 

The staff and I really do appreciate your support in enforcing these school-wide expectations.

Speaking of support, we have a fantastic PTSA Board committed to working with all parents and staff to provide students with a positive middle school experience.  Our board members are Jeni Watson, President; Leslie Sivret, Vice President; Laurie Perovich, treasurer, and Slavka Bishoff, Secretary. Your board organized a grounds cleanup a week ago which resulted in the front area with pruned shrubs and trees. Our plan is having a grounds committee that will host regular grounds work throughout the school year. I Hope you’ll join us for our next PTSA meeting on November 14th.

Pacific’s key fundraiser is Viking Voyage, a walk a thon that will be held Friday, October 21. If you haven't received the lavender colored information sheet, ask your child. Information was given to students at last Friday’s assembly and a one-page info sheet was given to all students. Funds raised go to or students’ ASB budget that pays for a wide number of projects, including the 8th grade cruise in June, two dances, and many schoolwide events for all students.

. Please reach out to me with questions, concerns, ideas and solutions.

Diana Garcia, Pacific Principal

About Us

22705 24th Place South
Des Moines, WA 98198

Diana Garcia
Assistant Principal

Office Manager
Lindsay Mora

School Hours
8:10 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Early Release Days
8:10 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Office Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.



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