The levy on the February 13 ballot pays for critical needs not yet fully covered by the state, like teachers, classroom assistants, school nurses, security, special education, extended learning time, athletics and Camp Waskowitz.
The application window is now open for middle schools of choice. For middle school students, this includes Big Picture and CHOICE Academy. Students have a lot of options when it comes to secondary schools. We encourage students and families to find the best fit.
Our Promise: Every student is known by name, strength and need. We will: empower our scholars to be resourceful, considerate, curious, problem solvers who will graduate ready for college, career and citizenship.
As the principal of
Hazel Valley, I take great pride in leading the students, the staff and the
families of this community towards ensuring that every student will leave
Hazel Valley prepared for college, career and citizenship. Daily, I value
the opportunity to have meaningful, inspiring and academically engaging
conversations and interactions with children, teachers and families. My goal for
Hazel Valley is to support each and every child to become resourceful, considerate, curious, problem solvers who are ready
for the world we live in. To do this, some of our 2017-2018 goals for the
Equitable access to rigorous, standards based
Teachers will align high expectations, content,
resources, assessments and instruction to Common
Core State Standards to ensure there is equitable access to all
Teachers will use multiple assessments and data-driven
instruction to engage and communicate with students about their progress
towards standards mastery.
Teachers adapt lessons and content in response to
student voice, cultural diversity, and learning needs.
Build strong partnerships with families and community
Continue to provide events for families to learn more
about our programs through monthly coffee chat with the principal as well
as evening family events.
Implement Winter/Spring evening conferences for
families to meet with teachers to discuss student progress and learn ways
to support student at home.
Provide Family Outreach once a month through phone
calls, website pages and home visits
Social-Emotional Learning and knowing every student by
name, strength, and need
We will continue to strengthen our work within RULER (Recognizing, Understanding,
Labeling, Expressing, and Regulating Emotions) to enhance our Positive
Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS) to improve students’ academic
performance and social skills, and support classrooms to be more
supportive and student centered.
The Ruler approach includes using: classroom charters, the mood meter,
meta moment and blue print. We will also be implementing a “feeling words”
Culturally responsive organization
Continue to have monthly meetings to look at student
data (academic & behavioral) to celebrate successes and make
adjustments/plan next steps to meet student needs and improve student
Develop and review equitable practices amongst our
school to ensure all students reach their highest potential.
During the course of the
2017-2018 school year, our Hazel Valley staff will be focusing on ensuring that
your child is receiving a strong instructional program that is rigorous while
meeting your child's learning needs. One of the most important ways you can be
involved as a parent is knowing that you are your child's first teacher.
We want to continue to build a strong, two-way partnership with you and
look forward to hearing from you about how we can best meet the needs of your
As a mom of two, it is my honor to educate your children, each and every day. I
look forward to partnering and working closely to make Hazel Valley the best
educational experience possible. Please don't hesitate to reach out in
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There is a gap between what the state funds and the education Highline provides to students. Levy funds make up the difference. Mount Rainier High School student Cassidy Huff explains why we have the bond measure on the ballot and what it will fund.
We are making plans to change to a later start time for high schools. This is in response to feedback from students, families and staff, as well as research that shows teenagers do better in school when they can sleep later.
How do we prepare and engage students for 21st-century careers? We give them opportunities to explore computer science and technology through innovative courses and programming. And it all starts with just 60 minutes of an online introductory course in coding.