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Ellen Perconti selected as next Superintendent of Goldendale Schools

The Goldendale School District’s Board of Directors has selected Ellen Perconti to serve as its next superintendent.  The school board made its unanimous selection during a special meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.

The newly designated superintendent for the Goldendale School District is currently serving leadership positions with the 211-student Grapeview School District and the Mary M. Knight School District in Elma, which has 150 students plus another 1,500 enrolled online. 

Perconti became the superintendent at Grapeview in 2018, and joined Mary M. Knight as principal/superintendent in 2014.  She’s been a member of OSPI’s K-12 Data Governance Team, and last year negotiated to bring a full-time principal position to the Mary M. Knight school. 

Perconti earlier worked as superintendent/principal at Idaho’s West Bonner County School District in Priest River during 2012-2014.  Prior to that, she was with the Lewiston School District for 20 years, serving as a K-8th grade music teacher, K-12th assessment coordinator, and for 10 years as director of curriculum. 

The newly selected superintendent for Goldendale attended the University of Iowa for her bachelor’s degree in music education and music therapy, then the University of Idaho for her master’s degree in music education and her Ph.D. in education.

Dr. Perconti's appointment with the Goldendale School District will begin on July 1, succeeding 2018-2019 interim superintendent Ian Grabenhorst. 

First day for students for school year 2019-2020:  Tuesday, September 3, 2019!

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:
  • 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.
  • Check out the "Parent's Place at www.TheLeaderinMe.org for fun ways to bring the habits home.
  • Enjoy the summer and be sure to keep reading throughout the break!

Current news from Goldendale Middle School:
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  • 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.
  • Enjoy summer and continue to read those books!

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.
  • FFA is selling metal signs through the High School Metals Fabrication Class; contact Mr. Krieg at josh.krieg@gsd404.org for more information
  • Enjoy your summer break and we shall see you again on the first day of school: Tuesday, September 3, 2019!

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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