• Superintendent's Newsletter, January 7th, 2019

     To:      Zeke Martinez, Wayne van Zwoll, Tracy Zahn, Maggie Ochoa, Matt West 

    From:  Scott Sattler

    CC:     Debby Sharp, Tami Jackson, Diane Hull, Randy Hurley, Jesse Macy, Shawna Weiding

                Hanna Coffman, all staff.

    Date:  01/07/19

    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 January 28th, 2019    6:00 pm, Superintendent’s Office.
    •  District enrollment: 832.
    •  Currently the district is having a financial audit.  Auditors will be in district through Wednesday. 

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

    The Family Leadership Institute will have its monthly training tonight, Monday 1/7/19.  The topic is Module #4: Storytelling and Journaling:  The value a family places on literacy in the enjoyment of reading has a profound effect on the ability of children to acquire the reading skills essential to success.    Guest speaker Tamra Jackson will share her experience and wisdom on the topic. 

    A team of educators from our Middle School will travel to Republic and Wellpinit School Districts this month to learn how they have successfully implemented Summit Learning in their districts. 

    Ensure high quality and effective personnel in all positions:

    • Please welcome Pricilla Williams as our new MS Special Education Teacher.
    •  Career Fairs will begin in February.  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. 
    •  Dr. Gene Sharratt will be in district Jan. 17th to provide School Board Training. 

    Ensure strong partnerships with students, families, and community:

    Bridgeport School District will host the annual Excellence Awards Banquet this year in the spring (date to be determined).  This banquet highlights the employee’s of the year for both the classified and certified staff for each of the school districts in our region.  In the past it has been held in Okanogan, Tonasket, and Methow School districts.  Our FFA has offered to cater the event highlighting our students. 

    Ensure district resources support the strategic plan

    Construction:  The Middle School is currently being demolished from the inside out.  The abatement is done and much of the interior has been stripped out.  We should see the building come down this week if everything goes as planned. 


    Adam Corum applied and will receive this grant ($27,000) to help implement the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE). The Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Curriculum from CASE needs a lot of equipment and technology to fully implement and this grant goes a long ways in order to fully implement the curriculum.


    Upcoming Events     

    Tuesday, January 8th: Staff Meeting @ 7:30AM in HS library

    Saturday, January 12th: Super Saturday 9:00-12:00 noon

    Wednesday, January 16th: 1st, 3rd, 5th & 7th Periods Semester Finals

    Thursday, January 17th: 2nd, 4th, 6th & 7th Periods Semester Finals

    Friday, January 18th: Early Release for Grades – End of 1st Semester

    Sunday, January 20th: Grades are DUE!

    Monday, January 21st: NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    January 22-25th: HS NWEA Testing in HS Library



    Jan. 9th 4:30pm


    Basketball at Soap Lake

    Jan. 11th 4:30pm


    Basketball at Lake Roosevelt




    Jan. 15th 3:30pm


    Basketball vs Manson          GJV

    Jan. 18th 4:30pm


    Basketball at Tonasket