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Announcements

  • Summer Office Hours

    The school office will be staffed June 19 - June 30 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. We will be closed starting July 3 and will reopen August 14.

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  • Kindergarten Students Get a Jump Start on School

    Incoming kindergarten students have an opportunity to get a jump start on their education. Kindergarten Jump Start is a week-long learning experience to help students and their parents be ready to start school. This program is free and open to all incoming students who are registered for kindergarten at Madrona.

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  • Back to School

    The first day back to school for grades 1-6 will be Wednesday, September 6th. The first day of Kindergarten will be on Monday, September 11th.

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  • Join Us for Open House!

    Let's celebrate the beginning of another great year with Madrona's Annual Open House on Thursday, September 28th at 5:30 pm!

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  • Free Summer Meals Available for All Children

    All children can eat free breakfast, lunch and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Program. A child does not need to be a Highline Public Schools student to participate.

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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 Madrona Community,

Kellie Hernandez It is with great anticipation that I begin my second year as Principal of Madrona! The 2016-2017 school year was spent learning and getting to know the Madrona community. As we begin the 2017-2018 school year, we will be joined by our new Assistant Principal, Jessica Ma. Mrs. Ma comes to us with strong literacy, technology and English Language Learning skills. We are thrilled to have her join our team!

At Madrona we have three guidelines that we focus on to provide a safe learning environment for each student. The personal standards we emphasize are 1) Show Respect 2) Make Good Decisions and 3) Solve Problems. We will teach these standards alongside RULER which is an evidence-based approach for integrating social and emotional learning. RULER is an acronym that stands for Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing and Regulating emotions. We are very excited to extend this learning to families as well!

In addition to our emphasis on social and emotional learning, we have developed goals in the area of academic success for all students. We are so lucky to have dedicated, hard-working, and highly skilled professionals at Madrona. Our focus on Mathematics and Literacy center on instruction that targets the Common Core State Standards. Teachers work collaboratively to plan lessons and assessments that align with the standards to help students reach mastery.

Another area of focus for the 2017-2018 school year is attendance. Academic achievement and attendance are directly related to each other. Having students at school each and every day is so important! We will have awards throughout the year to celebrate classes with the highest attendance rates!

Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with questions, comments, or concerns you might have!

Kellie Hernandez
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