Goldendale Middle School                    


Welcome to the Goldendale Middle School page on our website! Whether you are a current student, parent, or a new person, we want to welcome you to Goldendale Middle School. Our entire staff is excited about the the opportunity to serve our students and our community! At Goldendale Middle School, we strive to serve every student. With the advent of the 2018-19 school year, GMS is implementing Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) schoolwide.  We are excited to raise the bar for students and staff through increased rigor and focus on organization! In addition to core offerings such as reading and math, we enroll students in classes ranging from art to robotics. Our Gateway to Technology courses in 7th and 8th grades include Design and Modeling, Automation and Robotics, Flight and Space, and others.


Thanks to the hard work of dedicated staff, we have a building wide schedule that includes a half-hour intervention (or enrichment) period every day. The purpose of this time is to help students build skills in reading or math, depending on the need each student has. We have given all students their Student Access login so that once each week they can view their own grades on our Skyward system and take care of any challenging grades. Teachers also use a variety of intervention tools and strategies to try to help students who are behind close the gap. Because some of our students are already well above standard, two of these sections are designed to meet the needs of our highly capable and high achieving students.


As in previous years, we continue to build relationships with and among students through AVID, National Junior Honor Society, Leadership, Gateway to Technology, and our Highly Capable Program. We strive to build citizens who will take on rigorous work and positively contribute to society as students and adults.


Some nuts and bolts about out daily schedule: The building opens to students at 7:45. At that time they may be in the library, cafeteria, or outside on the playground. At 8:00, the hallways open and they can get their materials and go to class. Most staff are ready to help students before school, but this should be pre arranged.


If a student needs help with homework, we also have extended day programs in Room 18 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday (from 2:50-3:45), and on Wednesday (1:45-3:15). This after school program starts mid September. In addition, we have a before school extended day that promotes use of IXL and Prodigy software in our computer lab from 7:45-8:05 each morning.  This also starts in mid September. Each of these opportunities is a great place for students to keep caught up or get caught up on school work.

Please be sure to watch for our parent bulletin which is updated every other week. Again, thanks for joining us! We look forward to an outstanding year.






ESEA and Title IA Information
In compliance with ESEA and Title IA Goldendale school district needs to provide you information and an opportunity to request Supplemental Education Services. Please see the linked letter for additional information or visit the OSPI website at the address listed here. OSPI Link

Goldendale Middle School
520 E. Collins, Goldendale, WA 98620
Phone: (509) 773-4323   Fax: (509) 773-4579
Internet:  www.goldendaleschools.org

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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.