Welcome to Goldendale School District

Superintendent Candidates to Visit District

School board president Beth Schroder invites the community to meet the four finalists for the position of superintendent of the Goldendale School District on Friday-March 22, 2019 and Monday-March 25, 2019. 

The four finalists are:  Gerry Washburn, former superintendent of Roseburg Public Schools; Michael Roberts, superintendent and principal of the Wishram School District; Ellen Perconti, superintendent of both the Grapeview School District and the Mary M. Knight School District; and John Westerman, principal of Goldendale High School.

Community members are invited to meet and ask questions with each individual finalist during forty-five minute sessions that will be held at Goldendale Middle School cafeteria. Sessions will be held with each candidate starting at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on both nights.  Community members will be able to meet with Perconti and Westerman on Friday.  Community sessions with Washburn and Roberts will follow on Monday.

On behalf of the entire School Board, President Beth Schroder invites and encourages the members of community to attend. Please call the district office at 773-5177 for further information. 




New Procedure: If a delayed start happens to occur on a WEDNESDAY, school will remain in session all afternoon and dismissal will be at 2:45 p.m.  
The hope is that this change will result in fewer snow days to make up.




Our first responsibility as a school is to keep students safe and we practice emergency drills throughout the school year for this reason.
Please be sure to review the new 
Emergency Information Guide regarding school based emergencies under the School Safety tab (above).





 Good things happening at Goldendale Primary School:
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  • GPS is in it's third year as a Leader In Me School, which is a nationally recognized process to recognize and promote all students as leaders; every month we focus on one of the Seven Habits to Highly Successful Students. This month we are learning Habit 6: Synergize! Together is better. I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas because I know that by teaming with others, we can create better solutions than any one of us can alone. I look for Third Alternatives. I am the leader of me. Check out the "Parent's Place at www.TheLeaderinMe.org for fun ways to bring the habits home.
  • The SmileMobile is coming to Goldendale Primary School March 25-29, 2019.  The SmileMobile is a fully equipped mobile dental clinic. The event is open to the community regardless of the school your child attends. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call 888-286-9105.
  • Learn and Play Program for babies and preschool age children and their caregiver  to enjoy story time, craft, and light snack is at the PS Cafeteria on the second Wednesday at 2:15pm. This program will be open through May 2019.
  • The Masons are sponsoring the Books for Bikes program; students earn a ticket for each book they read then tickets are drawn in May to win a new bicycle!
  • Kids Wrestling Club: all children welcome to wrestling club each Monday and Wednesday from 6-7:30pm at the high school gym!
  • There are 2 coat racks full of lost coats, sweatshirts, hats and gloves; please have your child check for their lost items.
  • Breakfast is served for all grade levels at the primary school cafeteria from 7:45am to 8:05am.





Current news from Goldendale Middle School:
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  • The Computer Lab is open every morning from 7:45 to 8:05 for students who need to work on Math or Language skills.
  • If your student is falling behind in class or has low grades, help is available! The MS After School program provides tutoring help with homework for all students and you can speak directly with an academic counselor concerning your child's grades. Call Mrs. Johnson or Mrs. Fahlenkamp at 773-4323 for questions. 
  • Congratulations to our four GMS FFA and three GHS FFA teams who competed in the 2019 Gorge Wind Challenge sponsored by Google. Goldendale teams won 10 of 14 mechanical heats and 12 of 14 electrical heats. The team consisting of Nick Bowdish, Kyden Blunt, Dema Thayer, Aydrin Myra, Nate Ward and Garrett Peters had the best mechanical time with 3 seconds in the middle school competition out of 22 teams. Mattie Combs, Rowan Thurkow, and Aidan Thurkow had the best electrical in the high school competition out of 14 teams. Also, thank you to Dean Bowdish, James Tuning, Alan Hale, and Andrew Mason who served as additional coaches.
  • SKYWARD Message Center: the middle school will communicate through this message center; please be sure your email address is entered in that area of Family Access. If parents needs assistance,  please call the middle school at 773-4323.
  • GMS continues to bolster its Gateway To Technology curriculum through adding a new course called "Flight and Space".  Along with Design and Modeling, Energy and the Environment, and Automation and Robotics, this new course will give GMS 7th and 8th graders access to even more opportunities in math and science.
  • Need directions to other schools in our athletic league? Click here for a list of directions to all league schools.




What's cool at Goldendale High School:
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  • Goldendale Schools promote the health and well being of children by providing nutritious meals to students.  Families whose income is at or below federal income poverty guidelines may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals and are encouraged to apply. This program may also help the school district to obtain grant funding so every household is encouraged to apply. Applications are available in all school offices.
  • Congratulations to senior Dianna Toledo for her charcoal artwork "It's High Noon" winning entry at the 46th Annual ESD 105 High School Art Show; her entry will advance to OSPI's statewide show later this spring in Olympia.
  • Donkey Basketball is happening at the GHS gym on March 29th @ 6pm! Prices are: Adults-$8, Students 5th-12th- $6, Children k-5th- $4. Concessions will be available.  Come enjoy the entertainment and fun!
  • Congratulations to the Goldendale FFA members who competed in Prosser Monday March 11, 2019! Audrey Hill placed 2nd in her flight for Creed Speaking, and Sandra Crook placed 4th in her flight for Extemporaneous Speaking. Both ladies will compete at Districts in two weeks. Natalie Schroder, JT Cahill, Kaylee Wageman, Taylor Fahlenkamp, Corynn Kayser and Micaela Gutierrez placed 2nd in Conduct of Chapter Meeting. Grace Hanning placed 3rd in Prepared Public Speaking with her speech entitled “Cow Nutrition.” All seven FFA members have qualified to compete at state in May. Liz Garcia was elected Secretary and Sandra Crook was elected Treasurer of 28 FFA chapters in District IV.
  • FFA is selling metal signs through the High School Metals Fabrication Class; contact Mr. Krieg at josh.krieg@gsd404.org for more information
  • Parents We Need You:  Would you like to join the Goldendale School District Family Engagement Team?  This team will help plan and coordinate effective parent involvement activities that improve academic achievement and school performance.  You will be an integral part to the development of our District Wide plan.  Please contact Ian Grabenhorst, Interim Superintendent at (509) 773-5177 if you have any questions.
  • Graduation Ceremony:  Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7pm at the high school gym!







In accordance with Federal law, the Goldendale School District is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, creed, religion, age, veteran or military status, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to John Westerman, Title IX, ADA/504 Director, Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying Compliance Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Officer of Goldendale School District No. 404, 525 Simcoe Drive, Goldendale WA 98620 or call (509) 773-5846 or email to jwesterman@gsd404.org. Goldendale School District is an equal opportunity employer, complies with all Federal Rules and Regulations, and does not discriminate for all district employment opportunities. Goldendale School District is an equal opportunity employer, complies with all Federal Rules and Regulations, and does not discriminate for all district programs and employment opportunities.

De acuerdo con la ley federal, el distrito escolar de Goldendale está prohibido discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, orientación sexual, expresión de género, identidad de género, credo, religión, edad, veterano o situación militar, discapacidad o el uso de un perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio por una persona con una discapacidad, y proporciona acceso a los Boy Scouts of America y otros grupos juveniles designados. Para presentar una queja de discriminación, escriba a John Westerman, Título IX, ADA / 504 Director de, acoso, intimidación y Oficial de Cumplimiento La intimidación y el Oficial de Cumplimiento de los Derechos Civiles del distrito escolar de Goldendale No. 404, 525 Simcoe Drive, Goldendale WA 98620 o llame al (509) 773-5846 o por correo electrónico a jwesterman@gsd404.org. El Distrito escolar de Goldendale es un empleador de igualdad de oportunidades, cumple con todas las reglas y regulaciones federales, y no discrimina por todas las oportunidades de empleo de distrito. Distrito escolar de Goldendale es un empleador de igualdad de oportunidades, cumple con todas las reglas y regulaciones federales, y no discrimina a contra los programas del distrito y las oportunidades de empleo.




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