News & Publications from the District
From time to time the school district publishes information of interest to parents, students, and other community members. Most items are mailed to postal patrons in our service area. If you'd like to catch up on those you've missed, or review those from past district events, you should be able to find them here. Most files are in PDF format, so Acrobat Reader is required for viewing.

If you have trouble locating a past publication from those listed below, please contact the district office directly at whitesalmon.district@whitesalmonschools.org

Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives

posted Feb 6, 2012, 9:20 PM by Peter Knowles

The “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB) Act requires parents of English language learners (ELL) participating in Washington’s Transitional Bilingual Instructional Programs (TBIP) and/or Title III programs to be notified each year of Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOS) for the school district.  

The district's report is available in PDF attachments here in both English and Spanish

White Salmon Valley School District Improvement Plan

posted Feb 6, 2012, 9:17 PM by Peter Knowles

The White Salmon Valley School District's commitment to continuous improvement can be seen in its staff, activities, decisions, and plans throughout the district's schools. The attached District Improvement Plan represents the comprehensive, formal plan at the district level. For more information about individual school improvement plans, see each school's website or contact the school's main office.

District Parent Policy

posted Feb 6, 2012, 9:12 PM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Feb 6, 2012, 9:21 PM ]

The White Salmon Valley School Board recognizes that parent involvement contributes to the achievement of academic standards by students participating in district programs. The attached PDF file represents the current  District Parent Policy 

2010-2011 Performance Report

posted Feb 1, 2012, 3:45 PM by Peter Knowles

All kinds of information you need to know about the White Salmon Valley School District is contained in our 2010-2011 performance reports, available at the OSPI website at http://www.k12.wa.us and click on the State Report Card link on the right side of the screen.

If you would like a printed copy of any of these reports, copies are available at individual school buildings as well as the district office. 

Washington’s Public Schools are only Getting Better!

posted Nov 7, 2011, 6:22 PM by Peter Knowles

By Dr. Jerry Lewis, White Salmon Valley School District

When it comes to public education, there’s a lot to celebrate. Educators, students, parents, policymakers, and communities are working together and getting great results. Washington’s fourth- and eighth-grade students continue to perform above the national average in reading and math. Washington State students consistently score higher than the national average on the ACT and on the SAT, Washington students had the highest average scores in the nation among states where more than half the eligible students took the test. This is particularly exciting because the number of kids taking the SAT in Washington is high when compared to many other states.

These very real accomplishments show that our schools need – and have earned – continued support. The commitment to improve must be a shared goal in which the educators, students, parents, policymakers, and communities are engaged.

This year, November 13–19 is Focus on Education Week in Washington State, which coincides with the 90th anniversary of American Education Week. School districts across Washington, including White Salmon Valley School District, are inviting legislators and community members to learn more about their public schools and understand the often difficult, but always important, work we do. We encourage the public to use this opportunity to see what’s really going on in our schools, classrooms, and to learn more about how everyone can play a role in ensuring future growth and success in schools everywhere. Once you see for yourself, you just may become a public school partner – even a champion – ready to work with us on our goals and in helping us build on efforts that continue to promote outstanding instruction and learning.

In White Salmon Valley School District, we are inviting parents and members of our community to a district sponsored Community Breakfast at the Columbia High School library from 7:30 am to 10:00 am on Thursday, November 17. Each building will share highlights in an informal setting. For more information, please contact us at 509-493-1500.

Annual Pesticide Notice

posted Mar 29, 2011, 4:49 AM by Peter Knowles

Annual notification of the District’s pest control procedures is required by Chapter 17.21 RCW, The Pesticide Application Act. The district does have a formal policy and procedures regarding pesticide application and management. In this letter of notice you will be informed in general of our pest control practices, how to register for pre-notification of pesticide applications and posting at time of application.

Complete Pesticide notification is contained in the attached documents. 

Homeless Assistance

posted Mar 28, 2011, 5:57 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Mar 28, 2011, 6:02 AM ]

White Salmon Valley School District coordinates programs to address and support the educational needs of students who find themselves in temporary or transitional housing during the school year.  The district works with the local shelter, community agencies, and local resources. For more information, please see our full Homeless Assistance page.

2010 ELL Testing Results

posted Dec 15, 2010, 5:01 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Dec 16, 2010, 6:38 AM ]

White Salmon Valley School District's results for 2010 testing of English Language Learners are contained in the attached documents, in both English and Spanish.

2010 Performance Report

posted Dec 13, 2010, 6:19 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Dec 13, 2010, 6:29 AM ]

All kinds of information you need to know about the White Salmon Valley School District is contained in our 2009-2010 performance reports, available as PDF files here. To learn even more, especially about how our district stacks up against others, please visit the OSPI website at http://www.k12.wa.us and click on the State Report Card link on the right side of the screen.
If you would like a printed copy of any of these reports, copies are available at individual school buildings as well as the district office. 

July 2009 Bear News

posted Feb 16, 2010, 3:03 PM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Feb 16, 2010, 3:10 PM ]

This issue of the Bear News includes a greeting from our new superintendent, Jerry A. Lewis. In it, he explains the basis for our upcoming Professional Learning Communities (PLC), which will form a basis of next year's early release activities. Superintendent Lewis also gives an update on the recent technology levy, as well as an overview of budgetary concerns for the coming year.

Other items in this copy of the Bear News is information about the Debbie McNamara Memorial Wall, as well as the updated school calendar for the 2009-2010 school year.

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