Monday, April 24, 2017

Current 10th & 11th grade students who missed the Running Start Meeting in April have ONE MORE CHANCE!  If you are a current Running Start Student OR want  to participate in the RUNNING START PROGRAM next school year, you must attend the FINAL RUNNING START MEETING with a Parent or Guardian on Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:30 p.m. in the GHS Library.  

STUDENTS & STAFF:  Congratulations to Alexxy Flores & Mrs. Bare and Ashlyn Muzechenko & Mr. Krieg for having their names drawn the week of April 17-21st and representing THE WOLFPACK WAY with Selflessness & Commitment.

Want to be part of the 2018 Simcoe Yearbook Team? We are recruiting our 2018 Staff NOW!! Join the Yearbook Club.   Interested? Pick up an application today from Mrs. Gallagher (Room 124). Applications are due: Friday, 4/28.

CLASS OF 2017! Now is the time to turn in your pictures for the senior slide show! You can have up to five pictures. The due date to have your pictures in is, Friday, May 19th. This is a firm deadline, so no late pictures will be accepted. We reserve the right to refuse your photograph if it is inappropriate, so please make good choices and use good judgment with your submissions. Photographs can be submitted electronically or on USB Storage/CD. Please see Mrs. Gallagher for details.

SENIORS!  If you haven't ordered your cap and gown unit for graduation, you must come see Mrs. Seifert as soon as possible! 

Need some community service hours?  The Rural 7 fire department needs help setting up for their annual auction on May 12 at 4:00pm.  See Mrs. Lee to sign up!

Hey Seniors!  Do you want to perform at graduation?  Stop by Mrs. Lee's office and pick up an application from the box outside her door.  They are due no later than May 5Auditions will be the week of May 15th.

Football Camp applications are due to Coach Hale NO LATER than 5-1-17!  They are available in the office and online.

SENIORS:  If you have applied to a 2 yr or 4 yr college or university, you must complete the TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM located in the CCC.  Mrs. Fields cannot mail an OFFICIAL Transcript to your college of choice without it!  Some colleges will not allow you to register for classes or be admitted without an OFFICIAL High School TRANSCRIPT.

Hey Junior Girls!  Would you like to attend Evergreen Girls State this year at CWU from 6/11-6/17!  Applicants should be a good example of leadership, willingness to cooperate, interested in government, scholarship & community service.  Application is through our local American Legion, but Mrs. Lee has a copy for you!  Stop by today!

There is still time to order your senior ring!  If you still need to order graduation items or design your ring, please visit or call 1-800-JOSTENS.

There are still 13 tickets left for the play, Mary's Wedding!  The bus leaves for Portland on 5-4-17 @ 8am and will return around 5:30pm.  See Mrs. Kruse if you are interested and eligible to go!

HEADING TO COLLEGE?  Want some really useful info now and through the summer?  Text "hi" to 509-424-5054.


Are you interested in attending a pre-college program at Stanford this summer?  There are opportunities available for students in 7-12 grades.  Go to for more information!

The Prom is set for Saturday, 5-6-17, from 9-11pm @ the Portage Grill/Shilo Inn in The Dalles. Ticket price is $20 per person at the door. Pictures are extra and start @ 8:30pm. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors may attend. Freshman may attend if asked by a Sophomore - Senior.

The last day to order a tux for prom from Clark's Floral and to avoid a late fee is 4-28-17! Please call them at 509-773-4353 for any questions. can WIN a free pizza lunch AND get your name in a drawing for one of 4 iTunes cards just by bringing your financial aid award  letters in to Mrs. Lee.  Bring any award letters you receive...not just the one from the college you accept... AND WIN!!!!!!!!!!

Are you interested in buying a yearbook? Jostens now has a website to order and personalize your yearbook. Try it today at ! For more information on ordering, contact Yearbook Business Managers:  Ocean Bryan, Mykhail Lembke or Mrs. Gallagher (room 124).

SENIORS:  The monthly Senior Scholarship & College Information Bulletin is now available in the CCC and on the high school website. 

LUNCH:   Pizza or Chicken Nuggets

In effort to keep parents and community members informed regarding important issues affecting our schools, this letter is written to explain changes in regard to the new legislation centered on student achievement and accountability.  As the new state assessment (Smarter Balanced Testing) data builds its foundation, and state legislation defines the new ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), schools are held accountable for participation rates.  Goldendale School District met participation rates of 95% for all students in all three schools.  Find specific and detailed data regarding Goldendale’s performance, as well as how we compare with state and other schools in our state at:

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 Laura Lean 509.773.4665 if you have any questions.

The Goldendale School District receives supplemental funds through the Title I, Part A grant.  One of the initiatives of this grant is to support parents and families’ ability to stay informed and develop successful partnership with the school.  There are many opportunities to stay involved and informed.  Parents are encouraged to contact their building Principals and Special Programs Coordinator with questions.  Parents are invited to participate in and attend their appropriate school’s Leadership team meetings, attend the bi-annual Parent and Family Engagement meetings and support PTO events.  Parents and guardians are entitled to be informed of their rights and the process for Title I complaints.   If your concern was not addressed by the Special Programs Coordinator or Principal please contact OSPI 360.725.6100 or mail your complaint to Citizen Complaint – Title I, Part A Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504.  If you are interested in more information the OSPI website can be located at

Non-Discrimination Statement

 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) 773-5846or email to 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 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.