Montesano School District

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grow and work together.  With high-quality
instruction, every student, regardless of race, class,
language, or disability, can succeed. 

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Simpson Events!

Thursday, March 14
- Spring Pictures, Individual and Class
- Book Fair: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm, “Escape Room” Family Fun Night 6:00-7:00 pm at Beacon

Friday, March 15
- No School
- Book Fair: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday, March 29
- Early Release, 12:10 pm

April 1 - 5
- Spring Break, No School

April 8 - 19
- Fourth grade swimming at the Grays Harbor YMCA, 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm
(Bring a towel and swimsuit everyday and a snack to eat on the bus)

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December Events

Simpson December Events

December 4: Fourth grade winter concert @ 6:30 pm (the doors will open at 6:15 pm)

December 5: Fifth grade winter concert @ 6:30 pm

December 6: Sixth grade winter concert @ 6:30 pm

December 8: Honor choir sings at the courthouse 1:00 pm

December 11: Simpson honor choir sings at the Jr/Sr high school @ 7:30

December 13: Third grade winter concert @ 6:30 pm

December 14: Sixth grade Nutcracker field trip;  8:30 – approx. 5:00 pm

December 19: Early release at 12:10 pm and PTO Elf Academy Holiday Training 6–7 pm at Simpson

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Picture Retakes!

Picture retake day is Tuesday, November 13th.  If your student was absent or would like retakes, picture packets are available in the Simpson office.  If the student is getting retakes. be sure to have them bring back the original picture packet.  You may also order online at with the Picture Day ID: LS218163Q1.

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Highly Capable Program

The Montesano School District is accepting referrals for our Highly Capable Program in all grades K-12 for the 2018-2019 school year.

Referral forms are available in each school office and are due back to school by Friday, September 28th. You may also fill out the form online. Go to and click on Departments/Student Services/Highly Capable/Submit Referral.
Please contact Julie Aldrich at 249-4331 or for more information.

*Forms turned in after the September 28th deadline will be considered for evaluation next year.
After the referral form is turned in, parents/guardians will need to give their permission by October 5th for students to be tested. If your student has been tested for Hicap the last two consecutive years, please contact Julie Aldrich at 249-4331 before referring your child for reevaluation again this year. Students already enrolled in the Hicap Program do not retest each year.

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Sixth grade students will participate in the Healthy Youth Survey this Fall.  

The survey asks questions about risks for injury, health outcomes, and alcohol and drug use. Schools, and state and local agencies use survey results to support our youth and reduce their risks. The Healthy Youth Survey is voluntary and anonymous and provides important information to guide policy and programs that serve our youth.

Click here to read the Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the 2018 Healthy Youth Survey

June Golden Ticket Winners!

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 06/01/18 are:
Owen L., Kylee W., Kya H., Hudson R., Damon B., Zoe R., Samantha S., Knowles D., Xavier E.,
Caleb C., Eden I., Thor B., Vivian T., Lila R., Lainey M., Karissa O., Kendall V., Regan W., Parker W., Kyle C., Lilly D., Bailey M., Aaron T., Paige B., Cody B., William B., Joel K., Hunter G., Connor F., Roary B., Sasha L., Leilah J., Talyn P., Alyssa M., Sergio T., Alayhia B., Madelyne W.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 06/08/18 are:
Andrew B., Kiara W., Addison P., Hunter D., Ledjar J., Haley S., Brandon W., Kevin D., Maya P., Annika G., Bentley W., Hailey G., Thomas F., Baylee F., Grady W., Sheldon W., Leilah J., Aurelia M., Henry S., Emileo R., Nevaeh L., Alex P., Gabby P., Spencer M., Christian L., Kyle C., Brian B.,
Brody T., Alyssa M., Connor F., Zach M., Kaleb S., Jaxson W., Riley B., Landon P., Cody B.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 06/15/18 are:
Hailey B., Jordyn J., Makena B., Jasmin F., Audrey D., Hayden S., Kale S., Ryan R., Savannah W., Zack B., Chandler A., Jackson R., Zane V., Rochelle B., Myranda J., Gabe B., Addisyn R., Molly K., Kalisi C., Envayelin M., Skylar B., Ember J., Scott D., Emily S., Peyton D., Cadence C., Carolina R., Billy T., Caleb B., Rowan H., Reagan A., Lilly C., Chloe O., Kamron K., Kristina W.

June Happenings!

June 7: Egypt Night, Simpson Gym 6-7:30 p.m.

June 8: 4th grade field trip to Port of Grays Harbor
             Special Person Luncheon

June 12: Field Day (in the afternoon)
              PTO Meeting at Beacon 8:20 a.m.

June 13: Variety Show 8:45 a.m.

June 14: Awards Assembly 8:45 a.m. - Early Release 12:10 p.m.

June 15: Last day of school - Early release 10:30 a.m.

June 22: Office closes for the summer!

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End of the year parent luncheon

Please join us for lunch at Simpson School Friday, June 8, 2018.  We will be serving hot dogs, potato salad, goldfish crackers or chips, fruit, salad bar and milk.  
Please R.S.V.P. to Simpson office at 249.4331.

Adult price: $4.00    Child (non-student): $2.75

*4th grade classes are on a field trip
5th grade lunch: 11:00-11:30 / recess 11:25-11:50
3rd grade lunch: 11:30-12:00 / recess 11:55-12:20
6th grade lunch: 12:00-12:30 / recess 12:25-12:50

May Golden Ticket Winners!

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 5/04/18 are:
Christopher B., Caleb C., Colton V., Jared L., Knowles D., Cole T., Eden I., Bailey M., Matt C., 
Louis W., Carter A., Caden J., Julianna S., Fischer C., Emma G., Gabe R., Jackson R., Sergio T., Hunter P., Talyn P., Hailey K., Reghann F., Mason M., Zach T., Gabby P., Mason F., Peyton D.,
Sam M., Jessie L., Kyle C., Kolie B., Jacqlynn R., Renae B., Luke L.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 5/11/18 are:
Annelise M., Ember J., Gabe R., Cohen A., Peter B., Jonathan L., Colton V., Addisyn R., Addison P., Luke L., Jeremiah K., Sheldon W., Tyce P., Connor F., Fischer C., Talan P., Kristina W., Carmen B., Talyn P., Brody T., Mary C., Lilly C., Kayla R., Jayvin P., Ezra G., Andrew G., Christopher B.,
Tucker T., Maddi K., Hunter D., Connor F., Austin C., Lainey M., Emily K., Zoe R.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 5/18/18 are:
Lucy S., Seth M., Haley S., Hunter D., Ben S., Miley B., Jared L., Riot S., Talyn P., Selena I., Brodi B., Connor F., Kaylynn V., Oscar M., Kyler H., Tyce P., Zariah J., Kayla R., Daniel L., Spencer M., 
Terek G., Jesse A., Andrew B., Alice N., Sheldon W., Addi K., Alexis B., Ezra G., Rossi N., Kevin D., Avari A., Riviera N., Nolan S., Kaesen S., Cody B., Kristina W.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 5/24/18 are:
Damon B., Molly K., Kiara W., Rory G., Bailey M., Sergio T., Kyle C., Jesse A., Kristina W.,
Makani D., Mary C., Brenden S., Jillie D., Reghann F., Tyson P., Heidi S., Emily K., Codie H., 
Donny B., Hudson R., Samantha S., Mia H., Eliza C., Ali P., Oscar M., Carter C., Jackson R.,
Hailey B., Makena B., Ailyn H., Londyn J., Talyn P., Vivian T., Caleb B., Isabella R., Kyle C., Kya H.

April Golden Ticket Winners!

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 04/13/18 are:
Savannah S., Brook J., Connor F., William B., Olivia R., Talan P., Lara C., Jaici S., Wynonna B.,
Austin M., Londyn J., Cohen A., Kaleb S., Audrey D., Tieander O., Reagan A., Mary C., Zayden M., Terek G., Adam S., Richard S., Karsyn P., Eden I., Annelise M., Bindi V., Ember J., Regan W., 
Kayla R., Maria A., Gracie B., Chandler A., Karissa O., Bradley J., Makena B., Alexa S., Emily M.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 04/20/18 are:
Kevin D., Chase P., Clara R., Envayelin A., Colton B., Jaelyn B., Joel K., Jaxson W., Owen L.,
Amelia W., Alex P., Carolina R., Zane D., Nathan D., Mya P., Steven B., Cody B., Kaylynn V., Samantha S., Jeremiah K., Daylon S., Kyle C., Thomas F., Hudson R., Gabe T., Carter C., Rory G., Luis F., Emily S., Heidi S., Addisyn R., Max P., Abby H., Chase T., Nola P., Rossi N., Sheldon W., Myranda J.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 04/27/18 are:
Andrew B., Makena B., Amelia W., Addison P., Kale S., Jack H., Travis B., Stephanie R., Daniel S., Kiara W., Caleb C., Talan P., Paige M., Maddi L., Maddy W., Miley B., Kayla R., Mary C., Reagan A., Caleb B., Hannah C., Carmen B., Olivia R., Benny A., Alex P., Riley B., Lucas K., Alex J.,
Alyssa M., Jaici S., Cody B., Landon P., Peyton D., Kylee W., Maria A., Isaac S., Nevaeh L.

March Golden Ticket Winners!

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 3/02/18 are:
Nevaeh L., Elizabeth S., Zane D., Cooper D., Jacob H., Cadence C., Brandon W., Kalisi C.,
William B., Lila C., Cody B., Jovanni G., Shane G., Colton V., Macye S., Emily S., Ava P., Nolan H., Tieander O., Madi V., Alex P., Andrew B., Kayden P., Gabe T., Kolie B., Aiden A., Gracie B.,
Maddix B., Cohen S., Nevaeh J., Makena B., Alexis B., Peter B.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 3/09/18 are:
Dekotah P., Travis B., Caleb B., Hailey M., Trenton S., Chase T., Hailey G., Maddi K., Emily K., Christian L., Liam W., Carter A., Aiden A., Jeffery S., Nolan H., Elijah J., Lara C., Austin M.,
Amelia W., Samantha S., Jaxson W., Amelia M., Bradley J., Scott D., Nathan M., Zoe R., Matt C., Cody B., Austin C., Andrew B., Kristina W., Kaydaince C., Miley B., Shane G., Karsyn P.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 3/16/18 are:
Emily M., J.J. M., Brennan B., Kiara W., Carsyn W., Jaxson W., Braeden K., Nicoliy L., Owen L., Addison P., Cody B., Zayden M., Adam S., Zane V., Tieander O., Liam E., Peyton R., Connor F., Sasha L., Lilly C., Riley B., Chloe O., Jack P., Hudson R., Maggi K., Ember J., Rossi N., Peyton D., Caleb C., Karlee W., Hailey A., Talan P., Aiden A., Ben B., Mariah H.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 3/23/18 are:
Chandler A., Parker W., Kaylynn V., Liam E., Khelai S., Gabe T., Bindi V., Maddi K., Xeviea M., Ember J., Carmen B., Connor F., Zayden M., Liam W., Mary C., Brook J., Cody B., Carter C., Mikayla S., Terek G., Alyssa M., Olivia R., Ledjar J., Emma G., Jaxson W., Seth M., Tucker T., Karlee W., Kevin D., Alice N., Brandon W., Thor B., Elizabeth Y., Kamron K., Mia H.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 3/30/18 are:
Emily M., Eliza C., Stephanie R., Kaleb S., Cohen A., Lainey M., Hannah C., Hunter D., Jesse A., Cole T., Ledjar J., Kolson H., Steven D., Alex P., Lucas D., Carter A., Shane G., Cadence C., 
Kayla S., Wynonna B., Pierce G., Leilah J., Samuel L., Austin C., Kyle C., Jacob H., Masen A., Eden I., Jessie L., Rydar G., Jasmin F., Peter B., Lilly D., Isabella C., Selena I.

February Golden Ticket Winners!

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 2/02/18 are:
Kiara W., Jordyn W., Mary C., Jaxson W., Spencer J., Kaydaince C., Amelia M., Zach M., Reid P., Elizabeth S., Lila R., Makani D., Sam M., Samantha S., Envayelin A., Zoe R., Maddy W., Pierce G., Miley B., Owen Y., Shane G., Cooper D., Emma G., Cody B., Nevaeh L., Kaylynn V., Madi V, Kya H., Lucas K., Cohen S., Lila W., Kolie B., Tyson P., Kyler H., Kolson H., Terek G.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 2/9/18 are:
Bentley W., Alexa S., Cohen S., Jordyn J., Braeden K., Ben S., Kolson H., Alice N., Zach M.,
Carolyn F., Jordyn W., Lucy S., Jaxson W., Riviera N., Hunter G., Addison P., Austin C., Terek G., Seth M., Karissa O., Anthony W., Makena B., Laya B., Haley S., Gabby P., William B., Regan W., Samual L., Chloe O., Carter A.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 2/15/18 are:
Nina H., Taylor H., Henry S., Rossi N., Caleb B., Jonathan L., Brian B., Ember J., Regan W.,
Ailyn H., Nevaeh L., Nathan M., Scott D., Zariah J., Dekotah P., Nevaeh J., Brodi B., Thor B., Ledjar J., Zoe R., Jessyca G., William B., Luke L., Baylee F., Rory G., Hunter M., Terek G., Kale S., Samantha S., Lucca S., Miya M., J.J. Mc., Eden I.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 2/23/18 are:
Austin M., Terek G., Cody B., Peyton D., Maria A., Chelsea C., Heidi S., Willobelle V., Rowan H., Dekotah P., William B., Caleb B., Leilah J., Kyle C., Aaron T., Robert S., Oscar A., Madeline C., Christian L., Riley B., Alexis B., Chase T., Carolina R., Nola P., Lainey M., Brandon W., Cason B., Spencer J., Mary C., Owen Y., Madelyne W., Ledjar J., Kiara W., Audree B.

January Golden Ticket Winners!

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 1/05/18 are:
Addisyn R., Knowles D., Kristina W., Chase P., Treyton L., Brandon W., Karlee W., Kalisi C., Madelyne W., Maddi K., Zoe R., Hailey B., Bailey M., Lucca S., Ruby J., Hailey G., Lara C., Kyle C., Kaesen S., Kaden S., Mya P., Ember J., Zach T., Dekotah P., Xeviea M., Hazel J., Ava S., Isabella C., Zakary D., Skylar C., Carmen B., Hunter P., Allison M., Leighton S., Avari A.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 1/12/18 are:
Kiara W., Tyler J., Tucker T., Trenton S., Jordyn J., Kaesen S., Danny S., Leilah J., Kale S., Emma S., Wyatt G., Gabe R., Kolson H., Makenna B., Talan P., Envayelin A., Aaron T., Alexa S., Shane G., Kendall V., Christian L., Jeramiah K., Ava S., Austin C., Addisyn R., Liam E.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 1/19/18 are:
Terek G., Spencer J., Lucy S., Brooke K., Kale S., Knowles D., Amelia W., Shane G., Nathan D.,
Zoe R., Richard S., Savannah W., Jaelyn B., Reagan A., Olivia R., Isaac S., Jack P., Alexa S., Talan P., Envayelin A., Nathan M., Zack B., Lila R., Hanna R., Hunter M., Caleb B., Annelise M., Gabby P., Bernitta B., Vivian T., Jacqlynn R., Sam L.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 1/26/18 are:
Hunter D., Ryder G., Zane V., Tucker T., Logan G., Austin M., Christopher B., Makani D.,
Leighton S., Haley S., Ledjar J., Codie H., Scotty P., Terek G., Lilly C., Jacob H., Envayelin A., Leilah J., Riley B., Josie F., Carolina R., Steven D., Tyson P., Karissa O., Alice N.

December Golden Ticket Winners!

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 12/01/17 are:
Abby H., Thomas F., Juliana F., Max P., Amelia M., Lainey M., Elizabeth S., Josie F., Alex P.,
Jasmin F., Lila C., Kaleb S., Envayelin A., Shane G., Damon B., Jaelyn B., Austin M., Luke R., Tyler J., Carter C., Madelyne W., LiamWyatt M., Carter A., Evanjillie D., Enrique M., Emma G., Dekotah P., Khelai S., Audree B., Maria A., Kyler H., Bindi V., Travis B., Hailey B., 

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 12/08/17 are:
Zariah J., Savannah W., Alex J., Envayelin M., Merralyn B., Carolyn F., Jayden D., Chase P., Zack B., Brooke L., Richard S., Luis F., Jasmin F., Audrey D., William B., Alex P., Ava U., Emileo R.,
Myranda J., Danny S., Samantha R., Madison L., Aubrey F., Brook J., Zack L., Carolina R.,
Bernitta B., Merle P., Aaron T., Camille L., Hannah W., Xavier E., Nola P., Janessa L., Maylissa S., Sergio T., Jared L., Janessa H., James B.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 12/15/17 are:
Molly K., Juliana F., Talan P., Reagan A., Thor B., Mary C., Kolson H., Annika G., Treyton L.,
Braeden K., Frankie B., Zayden M., Paris W., Bailey M., Jovanni G., Samantha M., Hailey G.,
Hailey K., Maddi K., Nathan D., Kendall V., Donny B., Jack P., Connor F., Rochelle B., Rossi N.,
Oscar M., Austin C., Karissa O., Zak D., Billy T., Austin T., Masen A., Nicoliy L., Steven D., Henry H., Hailee G.

November Golden Ticket Winners!

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 11/03/17 are:
Ben B., Christopher B., Ashlynn F., Hunter D., Hannah C., Kohwen D., Zackery L., Savannah W.,
Jack H., Emily K., Jadyn D., Addisyn M., Hunter P., Jackson R., Brook K., Steven B., Zane D.,
Gabe T., Gabby P., Gabe P., Austin C., Cadence C., Lara C., Alexa S., Jayden A., Jeremiah K.,
Aaron T., Leilah J., Zayden M., Zach M., Addisyn R., Jordyn W., Manaia F., Frankie B., Envayelin M., Lila C., Samantha M., Kayla R.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 11/09/17 are:
Ryder G., Avari A., Samantha S., Molly K., Robert S., Ashlynn F., Austin M., Eliza C., Bradley J.,
Luke M., Lainey M., Blaine S., Daniel S., Wyatt G., LiamWyatt J., Isaiah B., Maddison V., Ava P., Kendall V., Jared L., Danny S., Brody T., Colton B., Kaleb S., Kennedy M., Shane G., Peyton D., Baylee F., Paige B., Olivia R., Emily S., Isaac S., Oscar M., Elijah J., Masen A.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 11/17/17 are:
Addisyn R., Michael D., Hanna R., Spencer J., Seth M., Karlee W., Treyton L., Rowan H., Luis F., Kaleb S., Kennedy M., Annelise M., Codie H., Dane K., Madison L., Kya H., Isaiah B., Masen A.,
Kole K., Toren C., Zach T., Audree B., Riviera N., Reagan A., Madeline V., Kyle C., Bentley W., Envayelin M., Patrick D., Janessa L., Makena B., Austin T., Mason F., Tyce P.


October Golden Ticket Winners!

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 10/06/17 are:
Lara C., Knowles D., Peter B., Ashlyn F., Ryan R., Amelia M., Tucker T., Kalisi C., J.J. M., Kayden P., Audrey D., Jaici S., Karlee W., Nathan D., Roary B., Adam S., Liam Wyatt J., Kya H., Olivia R.,
Mya P., Ezra G., Ember J., Addi K., Sara T., Zakary D., Bindi V., Rufus K., Riviera N., Patrick D.,
Skylar B., Chase P.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 10/12/17 are:
Hannah C., J.J. M., Brennan B., Tyler J., Peter B., Madelyne W., Maddi K., Roary B., Samantha Y., Talan P., Ashlynn F., Kohwen D., Riley W., Kendall V., Emily K., Lila C., Molly K., Julien J., Jaelyn B., Eliza C., Hailey M., Regan A., Janessa L., Samantha S., Hunter M., Zack L., Hailey B., Emma S., Bindi V., Spencer M., Sam Mc., Alex S., Colton B., Kayla S., Steven D., Keira M., Carolyn F.,
Blaine S., Alex S., Leilah J., Ben S., Kolson H., Stephanie R., Tieandor O.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 10/20/17 are:
Elizabeth S., Addison P., Amelia W., Liam Wyatt J., Gabe R., Daniel S., Dekotah P., Hazel J., Alex P., Eliza C., Kylee W., Gabby P., Ezra G., Nathan M., Parker W., Bindi V., Karissa O., Emily S., Alex J., Peyton R., Catherine P., Addisyn M., Bentley W., Lara C., Hailey M., Zayden M., Leighton S., Tyce P., Jaxson W., Eden I., Alice N., Cason B., Ava U., Nevaeh L., J.J. Mc.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 10/27/17 are:
Luis F., Jessie L., Addi K., Karissa O., Emma C., Trenton S., Heidi S., Christian L., Landon P., Zach T., Ava P., Cody B., Kennedy M., Madeline V., Sheldon W., Cadence C., Roary B., Zane V., Nathan D., 
JJ N., Frankie B., Avari A., Patrick D., Makena B., Cade S., Ailyn H., Jaxson W., Evan S., Miley B., Karsyn P., Max P., Knowles D., Miya M., J.J Mc., Josie F., Riley B., Mary C.

September Golden Ticket Winners!

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 09/01/17 are:
William T., Maya P., Lila R., Austin B., Elijah J., Molly K., Zack B., Liam E., Zayden M., Rufus K., Wesson W., Lilly C., J.J. M., Sergio T.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 09/08/17 are:
Kaesen S., Zakary D., Aiden A., Mariah H., Masen M., Addisyn R., Brennan B., Carter A., Kolson H., Regan R., Austin F., Ember J., Hailey M., Lucas K., Kole K., Blaine S., Donny B., Zackery B.,
Makena B., Nola P., Ben B., Maylissa S., Hailey K.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 09/15/17 are:
Brenden S., Ava P., Daylon S., Adam S., Brodi B., Brody T., Kayden P., Audrey D., Zach T., Gabby P., Envayelin A., Chloey D., Isaac S., Kohwen D., Oscar M., Rory G., Elizabeth S., Dekotah P., Billy T., Kamron K., Brady W., Jasmin F., Zach M., Toren C., Shane G., Amelia M., Ashlynn F., Knowles D., Brooke L., Carsyn W., Jessyca G., Chelsea C.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 09/22/17 are:
Envayelin M., Hailey M., Alayhia B., Patrick D., Makena B., Brook J., Abby H., Zackery B., Talyn P., Macye S., Tiender O., Kaleb S., Amelia W., Ailyn H., Jessie L., Mary C., Paige M., Carter C., 
Kennedy C., Sergio T., Lara C., Kyler H., Alexis B., Samantha R., Zariah J., Joel M., Molly K., 
Isaiah B., Khelai S., Austin T., Wynonna B., Danny S., Brodi B., Stephanie R., Louis W.

The golden ticket winners for the week ending 09/29/17 are:
Jaxson W., Kaleb S., Hazel J., Mason F., Ember J., Lila W., Addison P., Emily S., Kyler H., Alissa J., Gabriel T., Kolie B., Adam S., Ava C., Alyssa M., Maddie R., Makani D., Porter H., Alex S., Dekotah P., Oscar M., Maddix B., Xavier E.

Montesano School District Highly Capable (Hi-Cap) Program

September 15, 2017

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Your student has the option to be evaluated for the Montesano School District Highly Capable (Hi-Cap) Program. This program serves students in grades K-12. If your student qualifies, the services received will vary depending on his/her particular academic needs and grade level; all students will have an individual plan in place. In grades K-6, Hi-Cap students will receive differentiated instruction in their regular classrooms and participate in a weekly Extended Learning Program. In the Jr. Sr. High, students may have opportunities such as differentiated or accelerated instruction in their math and English classes, advanced placement/honors classes, Running Start, and academic consultation from the Highly Capable Coordinator.

Qualifying for the Hi-Cap Program is based on multiple parameters, including a standardized test, teacher ratings, and a compilation of student achievement data including state and district assessments. Final selection is determined by a Multidisciplinary Selection Committee. Your permission is needed to release your student from class to participate in the testing. Please fill out the permission form below and return it to your child’s school office by Friday, October 6th. Students with permission slips returned after the deadline will be considered for evaluation the following year. Testing for the Hi-Cap Program will be scheduled during October and early November.  Because we evaluate students in every grade (K-12), the process takes a significant amount of time to complete.    

Qualifying letters will be sent home after the evaluation period. If your child qualifies for the Highly Capable Program, your permission will need to be given for participation. A letter will also be sent home to families of students who do not qualify based on the evidence collected. You may request an appeal. As part of the appeals process, the committee will complete a data review for accuracy, consider any anomalies, and determine if the student will be retested. If the student still does not qualify, the team will recommend possible extended learning opportunities within the general education setting.

Our Highly Capable Program’s Appeals Process and Exit Policy are located on the reverse side of this form. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your assistance.
Julie Aldrich, Highly Capable Program Coordinator



Student Name: ________________________________ Date of Birth: _____________
Grade: ______

  • YES, I would like my student tested for the Highly Capable Program.

  • NO, I would not like my student tested for the Highly Capable Program.

Parent/Guardian Name: _____________________________________

Signature: ____________________________________________ Date: ________________      

Date Received in Office:  _______


Appeals Process

The Montesano School District has an appeals process. Qualification decisions and/or decisions about specific services provided are not subject to appeal. Appeals must be made in writing to the Highly Capable Coordinator within two weeks following notification. You may file an appeal of the selection decision based on one of the following criteria:

  • A condition or circumstance believed to have caused a misinterpretation of the testing results (for example, an incorrect birth date or grade level used in calculation of the student’s score).

  • An extraordinary circumstance occurred during the testing period that may negatively affect the validity of the test results (such as a death in the family or extreme physical ailment); this must be communicated to the district office in writing within two weeks of the end of the testing window.  

  • The suspicion of an error in the administration of the assessment.

  • A misapplication or miscalculation of the scores by the selection committee.

The Appeal Review Team will consider individual circumstances based on the above criteria only; appeals submitted for reasons other than those stated above will be denied without further consideration. No outside testing will be considered. You will be notified by mail regarding their final decision within two weeks of your written appeal. It is the Montesano School District’s goal to provide all of our students with appropriate academic services. Possible extended learning opportunities within the general education setting may be recommended for students who do not qualify for the Highly Capable Program.

Exit Policy

Exit decisions are based on:

1.  Our district’s identification process, OR

2.  A request by student/parent/legal guardian, OR

3.  The student is no longer enrolled in the district

The exit process may be initiated by the district, the student, or by a student’s parent/guardian. School personnel will base a recommendation for discontinuation of services upon reevaluation of multiple criteria such as highly capable progress reports, classroom work samples, and/or test scores. Before the district initiates the exit process, a conference will be requested with the student’s family in an effort to discuss concerns, address any issues, and improve student performance in the Highly Capable Program. A student will not be exited from the Highly Capable Program without a request for a parent/guardian conference. A written notification will occur if exiting the program is recommended by the district. If the exit process is initiated by the district, parents/guardians may appeal the exit decision in writing within two weeks of exit notification. The appeal will be heard at the building level by an exit committee, which may include the Highly Capable Coordinator, building administrator, classroom teacher, and counselor. A final decision will be made in writing within two weeks of appeal notification.


If a student/parent/guardian initiates the exit process, a written request shall be made to the Highly Capable Coordinator and a conference will be held with the exit committee.  If, after conferring with the exit committee, the parent/guardian wishes to continue with the request, the student will be exited from the program. If the student wishes to re-enter the program in the future, the Highly Capable Coordinator will determine if re-evaluation is necessary before services are resumed.

Re-entry Process

Re-entry could occur when an identified student, who withdrew from the district, re-enrolls at a later date.  Depending upon the length of the absence, the Highly Capable Coordinator will determine if re-evaluation is necessary for re-entry to the program. Parent/guardian permission is necessary for testing.

In addition, a student/parent/legal guardian can request a re-evaluation for possible resumption of services one year after the district has conducted a formal exit. Parent/guardian permission is necessary for testing.