• Superintendent's Newsletter, February 18, 2020


     To:     Wayne van Zwoll, Tracy Zahn, Maggie Ochoa, Matt West, Bennie Polvos


    From:  Scott Sattler


    CC:     Eddie Morales, Tami Jackson, Diane Hull, Mario Martinez, Jesse Macy, Shawna Weiding

                Hanna Coffman, all staff. 


    Date:  02/18/20


    Re:      Supt. Report

    Strategic Plan Improvement Goals


    1. Ensure a school culture where every student is respected, safe, academically challenged and engaged.
    2. Ensure rigorous and relevant learning opportunities.
    3. Ensure high quality and effective personnel in all positions.
    4. Ensure strong partnerships with students, families, and community.
    5. Ensure district resources support the strategic plan.


    District items of interest:


    The next regularly scheduled school board meeting is February 24, 2020 6:00 pm, Middle School Commons.


    Enrollment:  783


    Career Fairs are just around the corner.  If you plan to retire or move on to another district in the upcoming school year, please let your principal know as soon as possible. 


    Ensure a school culture where every student is respected, safe, academically challenged and engaged:

    New doors are currently being installed in the high school as part of the construction project.  We have also initiated the process to bid a contractor to remodel the high school office, creating a more secure and visible entryway.  The project will take place during March, April and maybe May. 


    Rigorous and relevant learning opportunities: 

    Congratulations to our HS Basketball Teams on a great season.  Unfortunately, the boys’ season ended last week with a loss to Liberty Bell 61-60.  The Boys were recognized with the Sportsmanship award voted on by the league referees.  The HS girls basketball team ended their season with a loss to Brewster. 


    On March 11th, Bridgeport High School will host its first ever Arts Night from 6-9 in the high school commons. Come celebrate award-winning art work and performances by Bridgeport students. The event is hosted by Mr. Skiff and Mr. Pulsifer, and will include original artwork and photography, as well as performances by the middle and high school bands, choirs, and mariachi. Food will be provided by the Bridgeport Migrant Program.


    6th Grade Math is Cool placed 1st in their division. The team will compete in the Masters competition on April 18th in Moses Lake

    • Individual Placement (out of over 80 students):
      Dylan Wang 2nd place

    Gabe Tonseth 4th place


    Ensure high quality and effective personnel in all positions:

    Bridgeport will host the Okanogan County Excellence in Education Banquet again this year.  The event will be held in our new Middle School Gym and commons on April 22nd, 2020. 


    Ensure strong partnerships with students, families, and community:

    This Saturday, February 22nd from 10-1 is our ribbon cutting ceremony.  This event will start at the Middle School with the official ribbon cutting followed by a district wide open house so folks can tour our new facilities.  Coffee, Cookies, and Cocoa!


    Ensure district resources support the strategic plan

    Our community continues to show support for our schools by passing a new 4-year levy with a 54% passage rate.  This ensures our local programs for the next 4 years.  Thank you voters!


    We will begin to move in to the Middle School this week and next week!  Very exciting and it is proving to be worth the wait.  The building is amazing.  We will also have our first MS girls basketball home game in the new gym against Brewster tonight. 


    Upcoming Events


    2/22/2020        10-1                 Ribbon Cutting/Open House              Middle School

    2/24/2020        6pm                 School Board mtg.                              MS Commons

    2/26/2020                                K-12 Parent Conferences

    2/27-28                                    mid-winter break