Kindergarten Fall 2017



Educate every student and expect excellence with students and staff learning and growing together.


Proud Principal and Parent Ms. Haas  Dear McMicken Families,
The school year is off to a wonderful start.  After weeks of preparation, it is always so rewarding to meet our future scholars!  I greatly enjoyed visiting classes to greet new and returning McMicken Cougars.  Teachers spent the first week establishing a positive learning community and reviewing routines for a smoothly functioning classroom. I saw strong evidence that all of our students were following McMicken Cougar expectations:  Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be a Learner.

This year, we will continue to work as a whole community to achieve our McMicken bold goals:

  • 80% of all students meeting and/or exceeding standards in core content areas: math, reading, writing and science.
  • Reduce office referrals and increase supports for students’ social emotional needs through strong PBIS and RULER implementation.
  • Establish a two-way partnership with families through more family engagement events that have an impact on student learning.

As the principal and parent of a former McMicken 6th grader, I had the unique opportunity to see the impact of strong teaching from both an educators’ perspective as well as the family’s point of view.  I am committed to ensuring that all of our students get the tools they need to meet and surpass grade level standards so they are career and college ready.

We will accomplish this goal by adhering strictly to the promise of knowing each student by name, strength and need.  How we communicate it to our students and families is the next step, as Dr. Enfield wrote in her open letter to the Highline community, “…we will protect, advocate for and value them no matter their race, language or ethnicity.”  Some specific actions that we will take together are:

  • Focus on students’ strengths and communicate them specifically to students and families.
  • Enlist families early and often as true partners in their students’ learning.  Share open and honest feedback with families about where their students are in relationship to grade level standards.
  • Relentlessly pursue strategies that are successful with our students.
  • Teach with urgency—every minute counts and is filled with robust opportunities for interacting with content.  This also means that we hold each and every student accountable for showing us what they know on a daily basis.
It is my moral and ethical imperative to be a model for our staff and support our community in this unified effort.  Please continue to monitor our school and teacher websites and other communication for updates on important family engagement opportunities coming up in the 2016-17 school year.
To an exciting year ahead!  
Alexandria Haas,  Principal 

Alex Haas

About Us

3708 South 168th Street
SeaTac, WA 98188
Alex Haas
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Charleisha Cox

School Hours
8:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

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8:40 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.

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