Wayne M. Henkle Middle School
Principal: Haley Ortega
Office Contact: Mindy Rude
480 NW Loop Road 
White Salmon, WA   98672
(509) 493-1502

Summer Office Hours

Monday- Friday
Open 7-3
Closed July 3 through July 21
Closed Aug. 1 and Aug. 3

Henkle Middle School serves students in grades seven and eight on a campus shared with Wallace and Prisciilla Stevenson Intermediate School and adjacent to Columbia High School.  The school’s well-rounded program of academic, artistic, and extra-curricular offerings helps all students develop to their fullest potential.

 In addition to the “basics,” students also receive a strong program in the arts.  Students may choose to have band and visual arts as electives, and they can also join in the always-popular musical drama productions.  Some of the other electives for seventh and eighth graders include science enrichment, Spanish, academic games, debate, creative writing, and “Shakespearience.” 

 Henkle Middle School offers a wide variety of extra-curricular, leadership, and enrichment options.  From organized sports to academic clubs to informal lunchtime groups, activities at Henkle help students find interests, develop friendships, and move forward with their individual skills.  Sports include football and volleyball in the fall, basketball and wrestling in the winter, and track and field in the spring.  Students may also take ski trips, join Knowledge Bowl, serve as student government leaders, and participate in yearbook.  Peer Mediators, Student Ambassadors, and the Idea Company provide students with even more ways to develop their leadership skills.

 Henkle Middle School actively recruits and welcomes parents, grandparents, and community members to join its team as volunteers.  More than 2,600 hours of volunteer time is logged at school functions every year.  The school’s Parent Teacher Organization offers strong enthusiasm and support.