Spring Sports Practice ~ Begins Mon., March 3rd ~ All paperwork must be turned into the HS Office before you get to participate AND all uniforms and equipment from prior sports must be turned in before you can practice (be sure to clear any fines while you're at it).
High School Yearbooks On Sale Now ~ Yearbooks can be purchased for $45.00 at the High School office ... just complete an order form and return it to the High School Office, along with your payment. Also, if you haven't already done so, please stop by Mr. Bettinson's room to pick-up your pictures / thumb-drives. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Lind.
We are happy to report that allstudents have been released to their homes and continue to improve.While most students have returned to school,not all have.Principals and counselorsare checking with the students to assess their physical and mental health.
Bus Accident Update:
Thurs., March 6, 2014 (4:00pm)
We continue to conduct personal phone calls with parents/guardians of all students involved in yesterday’s bus accident, and are happy to report that all the students are continuing to recuperate and recover from the ordeal.We are also working closely with all the affected students’ parents and/or guardians and Canfield &Associates Insurance and Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital to ensure that all expenses are covered as a result of this accident.Please call our District Office (509-258-4534) if have any questions or need additional information regarding this accident.
Bus Accident Update:
Wed., March 5, 2014 (4:30pm)
Post-incident medical checks conducted by a school nurse indicate that other students should seek additional medical assistance.Due to HIPAA laws, the school district does not receive any patient information or medical updates.
We’d like to thank all responders and emergency services personnel for their quick and efficient handling of this situation.Also to be commended for their efforts are the school district’s building and office staff, school medical personnel, counselors and principals.
Finally, as we progressed throughout the day, we learned that there were heroes that were instrumental in the safe evacuation of the bus and for their calming effect on other students.As we move forward, we expect to hear more about these students and employees who took on leadership roles during this emergency.
Bus Accident Update:
Wed., March 5, 2014 (11:04am)
At approximately 8:00am this morning, Mary Walker School District Bus #6 (Happy Hill/Rail Canyon/Cemetery Rd route) was involved in a single vehicle accident on Cemetery Rd with 27 students on board. Emergency personnel were called to the scene. Eight (8) students were transferred to Spokane's Sacred Heart Pediatric Hospital's Emergency Room for treatment of bumps, bruises, etc. Nothing life-threatening was reported in terms of injuries. Parents/Guardians of the 8 students were personally contacted by appropriate school district personnel. The remaining students were either loaded onto another bus and transported to school or released at the scene to designated parents/guardians. We are grateful for the quick response of local law enforcement and EMT's that arrived on the scene. We currently have counselors and a nurse onsite to assist with students who might need attention due the trauma related to this accident. We are grateful for the safety of all concerned.
Welcome to the Mary Walker School District
We are located in Springdale, Washington, a rural community in the northeast part of the State. Our district consists of 6 schools: Springdale Elementary, Springdale Middle School, Mary Walker High School, Mary Walker Alternative High School, Mary Walker Parent Partnership, and Springdale Academy. Our vision is to prepare all students for learning at the post-secondary level.
On behalf of all of us in the MaryWalkerSchool District, I would like to welcome you to our community. The MaryWalkerSchools have a long and distinguished history of service to children and families. We are proud of our students. They continue to achieve at high levels and make significant contributions to our community. Just as important as academic excellence, a heavy emphasis is placed on civility, citizenship, and character development.
It is our intent to deliver the very best instructional program possible to our students. Our curriculum is extensive, including college-level courses, special education options, effective student assistance programs, and a variety of enrichment opportunities.
The district provides along with other service providers, a full range of preschool choices. Our elementary school offers a full-day kindergarten program. Secondary students enjoy a full and rich selection of academic, vocational, and extracurricular programs. Counselors and teachers are available to guide students through their secondary and mid-school studies, allowing students to meet state requirements for graduation—and pursue their individual personal interests.
The Board of Education in Mary Walker is committed to excellence. The district is recognized for this commitment at both the local and state level. Our elementary has been a school of distinction for the last two years, the middle school is a College Board pre AP school and our High School Is recognized as a top 500 school in the nation college preparation.
Thank you for your interest in our schools. This Web site is designed to help you learn more about the schools and our community. Please join us as we work together to create a bright and successful future for all of our students.