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Glacier Middle School Selects Mascot, Watch for Website

Incoming Students Choose Wolf

More than 600 students in fifth- and sixth-grade classes at five elementary schools held discussions and voiced their opinions on a mascot and colors for Glacier Middle School opening in September. The ballots are in, and the votes are counted. (And the website is now live!)

Students attending our new middle school in SeaTac will be known as the Glacier Middle School Wolves.

Glacier Principal Vicki Fisher and 2 students unveil new mascot logo for 6th grade students at Seahurst Elementary School.

Glacier Planning Principal Vicki Fisher returned to unveil two versions of the finished logo with the current sixth-grade students at Seahurst Elementary. 

Cheers erupted when two students uncovered the graphic of the new middle school logo. "Wolves are cool!" the students said to explain their choice. Back in September they discussed characteristics and traits they admired in a mascot, such as creative, intelligent, powerful, curious and loyal. 


Planning a New Middle School Program

Fisher is busy on many fronts getting a brand new middle school ready to function when the building opens in September 2019. She is recruiting key staff and working with other principals and district staff to design the sixth grade experience in middle school--which will include world language and arts. Also in the works are the school's daily schedule, its dual language and athletics programs and much more. We will continue sharing news as decisions are made. 


Community Advisory Team Begins Meeting

A small community advisory team of future Glacier parents met with Fisher in November. The team effort will grow into several larger community conversations early next year. The goal: to create a community school with a strong vision and intentional school culture. Read more.


New Glacier Website Live

UPDATE: Here is the link to the new Glacier Middle School website. You will be able to keep track of new school information as it develops, news articles and upcoming family meetings. We will also share information with incoming families through their current elementary school websites and family messages. An easy URL is: glacier.highlineschools.org.


Who Will Attend Glacier Middle School?

Not sure where your neighborhood school will be when boundaries change in fall 2019?

  • We are mailing letters on Thursday, November 29, to families of students potentially affected by boundary changes in fall 2019. Check your mailbox this weekend.
     
  • We have a new tool online to look up your neighborhood schools for 2019-2020. We have also posted school-by-school details. To access this information about boundary changes go to: highlineschools.org/boundaries   

 


Glacier Principal Vicki Fisher shows sixth graders at Seahurst the new Glacier logos and mascot that they selected.

 

Three students hold poster that says "Den of the Future Glacier Middle School Wolves."

 

Seahurst students surrounding new Glacier logo poster.

 

Two girls in sixth grade at Seahurst hold up  a poster of the new Glacier mascot, a wolf.