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Mission

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

Principal

January 2016
 
A message from our Principal, Diana Garcia:
 
Dear Pacific Families:

Happy New Year! As we kick off 2016 at Pacific Middle School we are fast approaching the end of the first semester and preparing students for second semester classes, spring sports, concerts, and more. 

Teachers are offering students opportunities to make-up assignments and re-take tests in an effort to ensure students get credit for standards they have mastered. At semester’s end, some students may receive an IP (in progress) grade. If that’s the case, students will have five weeks to convert the IP to a letter grade.  The five weeks are an opportunity for students to complete the required assignments and retake tests. If work isn’t completed, students run the risk of earning a failing or poor grade.  Please work with your student and teachers to ensure a strong finish to the semester.

We are thinking of 2016-17 already and soon we’ll be visiting our five feeder elementary schools (Parkside, North Hill, Marvista, Midway and Des Moines) to explain the registration process to our incoming seventh graders.  Our plans include a family night for all incoming 7th graders and their families this spring. Additionally, we’re in the planning stages for our two- week summer school and two-day Summer Bridge program in August designed to help our new students get on board with middle school life.

Mt. Rainier High School will also be working with our current 8th graders and their families to register them for their first year as a high school student. A family night is scheduled at Mt. Rainier March 1 followed by all 8th graders visiting Mt. Rainier on March 7.  Counselors will be at Pacific on March 10 to finalize registration. Mt. Rainier High School will direct the registration process so please contact them if you have questions about the registration process. 

Sincerely, 
Diana Garcia

 

   

 

 

About Us

22705 24th Place South
Des Moines, WA 98198
 
Phone
206-631-5800

Principal
Diana Garcia
 
Assistant Principal
 
Dean of Students

Office Manager
Christine McGarr

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.

Fax
206-631-5860

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