* * * Community Meeting Re: School Closure on October 30th * * *
As many of you are aware, Mary Walker School District became aware of a safety concern over the weekend that resulted in schools being closed and activities cancelled for Monday, October 30th.
A student made general threats against the District via electronic communication, which was turned over to Law Enforcement. The student at issue has since been apprehended and placed into custody.
We worked closely with the Stevens County Sheriff's Office and Prosecutor's Office through this issue and thank them for their concerted efforts to help us ensure student and staff safety.
We have planned a community forum for Wednesday, November 1st at 6:00pm in the HS Auditorium with representatives from the Sheriff's and Prosecutor's Offices to address the public and answer your questions.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to work through and resolve this difficult issue.
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening at school!
Interested in Helping the Mary Walker School District Community, But Don't Have Much Time?
You can help out by completing this anonymous survey.
The survey asks about your views on youth substance use in the community.
Your responses will help the Springdale Together Coalition to understand your thoughts and feelings, in order to better serve youth in the Mary Walker School District community.
Your survey responses will be kept confidentialand will be reported only in the aggregate (combined with other responses).
By participating, your name will be entered for a chance to win a holiday food basket complete with holiday ham!
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Letter from Rick Winters, Interim Superintendent (Oct. 17, 2017)
THANK YOU, Dr. John & Team (& Marvin, too) for the free vision exams AND glasses!
From all of our students, chaperones, staff and administration.
(Vision clinic on Oct. 4th & 5th sponsored by Walking Shield, Inc. / OneSight Partnership; and hosted by Wellpinit School District (thank you, too!).
New and Not-so-New Faces at MWSD
(Left-to-Right: Rick Winters, Interim Superintendent; Edwina Hargrave; Kerry Wilson; Kayla Bond; Rachel Hubbard; 'Jeff' Boyd; Matt Cobb)
Welcome to Mary Walker School District
We are located in Springdale, Washington, a rural community in the northeast part of the State. In addition to Springdale Preschool (traditional and ECEAP), our district consists of six (6) traditional and Alternative Learning Experience (ALE) schools: Springdale Elementary (K-5), Springdale Middle School (6-8), Mary Walker High School (9-12), Mary Walker Alternative High School (9-12), Mary Walker Promise (K-12) and Springdale Academy (K-12).
Prepare all students for learning at the post-secondary level.
Message from our Superintendent
Every school year is a chance to begin a fresh start, with new goals, high expectations and wonderful plans for the future. Together I hope we will improve instruction, increase student learning, develop a pleasant environment and have a safe school year.
Our Schools are committed to helping all children develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes fundamental to achieving individual satisfaction and to becoming responsible, contributing citizens. The District promotes the development of intellectual, physical and creative competencies and skills of all students to reach their highest potential.
As superintendent, my vision is that every member of this district have access to resources that will provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skill and ability to achieve the level of success each member desires, in the endeavor they choose to pursue. Our goals, expectations and initiatives are designed to facilitate the achievement of that endeavor for each of us.
A caring and collaborative professional environment, high quality leadership, curriculum and goal alignment, focused intentional instruction with comprehensive data analysis of teaching and learning will prove most important in assisting us to continually meet the obligations of meeting today’s challenges.
As superintendent, I will promote and facilitate goal alignment within the admin team and attempt to relay to the staff proper communication for continued success in meeting the needs of all of our students.