Superintendent's Message


           Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!

Message from
Mark Heid, Superintendent
Goldendale School District No.404

Students and Staff Improving Every Day to become the most
admired school district in the state of Washington

Goldendale School District No. 404

Empowering Everyone through Education! 


A message from

Mark Heid, Superintendent
 


Dear Student, Parents and Community Members,

It gives me a great deal of pleasure to welcome you to the Goldendale School District. Goldendale is made up of one primary school (K-4), one middle school (5-8) and one high school (9-12). We are very proud of the accomplishments of all of our past and current students in earning academic and athletic recognition throughout the State of Washington.

We are pleased to announce our new teachers to service in our school district this year. At Goldendale High School we are proud to welcome high school teachers Cole Walters-Math, Joanna Drake-Math, Patricia Randall-English and Marisa Bateman-Social Studies. At Goldendale Middle School we are pleased to welcome Mike Beach- 8th Grade Math, Carren Tallman-6th Grade, Kristin Lummio-5th Grade and Beth Dunn-Art teacher who will split her day between the primary and middle school. Our primary school welcomes new staff Colleen Howell-Kindergarten, Jessica Sheppard-1st Grade, Susan Baxter-4th Grade, Timothy Bishop-4th Grade, Tessa Bowdish-4th Grade; current staff members Lisa O’Leary-1st Grade and Kylee Barnes-2nd will serve in new positions this year. Jasha Foster will serve as the Special Programs Director and Dean Schlenker is the new Business Manager for the district. There will be new staff in our special programs that include Gabby Dumolt at the primary school, Molly Davidson at the middle school and Amber Smith at the high school.

I personally invite you to visit our schools so that you can become familiar with the principal and staff and see for yourself the outstanding opportunities available for the students within the Goldendale School District. Also, you may visit our website at www.goldendaleschools.org to learn basic information about the school, its policies and procedures, and events that will take place during the year. Please know that it does not replace personal communication between home and the school.

I encourage you to become involved with our schools and to attend the School Board meetings that are typically held the third Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. at the primary school library. School Board work sessions are typically held on the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the district office.

I am proud to serve such an outstanding school district. We are looking forward to another supportive and successful school year! Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason as I am always open to new ideas and suggestions. You may reach me at 773-5177, email me at mheid@gsd404.org, or stop by the office at 604 E. Brooks Street, Goldendale. You may also contact any of the school principals, John Westerman at GHS @ 773-5846, Dave Barta at GMS @ 773-4323 or Chip Ferrell at GPS @ 773-4665.

Thank you very much for your continued support of the Goldendale School District. Please feel free to contact me at 773-5177 or any school official when ever a question or concern may arise so that we have the opportunity to address it.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason as I am always open to new ideas and suggestions. You may reach me at 773-5177, email me at mheid@gsd404.org, or stop by the office at 604 E. Brooks Street, Goldendale. You may also contact any of the school principals, John Westerman at GHS @ 773-5846, Dave Barta at GMS @ 773-4323 or Chip Ferrell at GPS @ 773-4665.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 is the first day for students – dismissal will be at 2:45 p.m.



Superintendent's Office Staff:

Lori Hackbarth, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/Human Resources
Dean Schlenker, Business Manager
Michelle Watson, Payroll Officer
Nancy Mains, Accounts Payable Clerk
Stephen McCandless, Technology Director
Steven Randall, Maintenance Supervisor

604 East Brooks Street
Goldendale WA 98620
(509) 773-5177
Fax (509) 773-6028