Montesano School District

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Educational Effectiveness Survey Parent Online Survey

This survey will provide our staff and leadership valuable information and feedback about of school environment.  The survey results will be used to create building and administration goals.

https://www.research.net/r/montesano-parent-2017

  • Parents will choose their preferred language (English or Spanish) before completing the rest of the survey.
  •  The survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete
  •   The survey window will close upon completion.

Every 32 Minutes Program

 

On Wednesday, April 12th & Thursday, April 13th, Montesano Jr/Sr High School will be participating in the Every 32 Minutes program.

The Every 32 Minutes program is widely used among law enforcement in addressing reducing teen driving fatality and serious injury.   The Region 2 Target Zero Task Force partner with emergency responders including law, fire, aid, prosecutors, coroners, Airlift Northwest, substance prevention and 911 to bring students a firsthand look at fatality collisions.  The national statistic is every 32 minutes someone is killed by an impaired driver.  

Every 32 minutes a dispatch will go over the all school intercom of an accident involving one of the preselected students who are representing victims of traffic fatalities.  A sibling or best friend of the “victim” reads an obituary they have written live over the intercom.   Meanwhile, in the classroom paramedics place the fatal student on a stretcher and covered with a white sheet.  The student is taken to a staging area and will not return to class or have access to cell phone or social media.  This continues every 32 minutes all day.  During the day a large scale mock crash will occur outside with a massive emergency response including a Airlift helicopter.  Some families will receive a visit from law enforcement and go through what would happen had their student actually been involved in a fatal accident. 

The program is completed with an all school assembly that the parents are invited to attend.  Parents speak about what that death notification was like, students speak about the experience, and real victims speak about how their lives are forever changed.  Professionals speak on how to make better choices and law enforcement speaks on consequences.  Data shows us this program is highly effective at reducing serious injury and fatal collisions in youth.  The average reduction we experience is up to 65%.  The timing of this event is during the peak season with prom, graduation, and summer months. 

Montesano Jr/Sr High School named 2016 School of Distinction

Congratulations to the staff and students of Montesano for their hard work this year. We have been named a 2016 School of Distinction for continued improvement in Math and ELA scores over the last five years.  This distinction is awarded by the following organizations: 

Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP), Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (WSASCD) and Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA).  They acknowledge the great work benefitting student learning and achievement.

Congratulations again to the staff and students of MHS for their efforts and achievements.

Way to go, Bulldogs!!! 

 

JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCES

School conferences for the Jr/Sr High School are scheduled for Thursday, November 5.  These conferences are not scheduled but on a first come, first served basis.  If you are interested in meeting with your child’s teachers regarding their grades, please stop in between the hours of 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Report cards will not be mailed out but will be available on Skyward Family Access by Tuesday, November 3.

Because of school conferences, the Jr/Sr High School will have early dismissal at 12:20 pm on both Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6.