Messages from Deb

  • March marks growth for students across the district

    March marks growth for students across the district

    After “Snowmageddon 2019,” the signs for spring are a welcome change for all of us. I’m an avid gardener, so it’s nice to see the crocuses, daffodils, and tulips pushing their way up from the soil. Growth is visible in many ways and it is also true for student learning!

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  • Planning for the future takes a village

    Planning for the future takes a village

    Besides showing others love, our District is planning for the future, and I wanted to take a moment to thank our Citizens Facility Advisory Committee, our voters, and our community.

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  • District faces budget cuts without local levy restoration

    District faces budget cuts without local levy restoration

    As our staff comes back to work, so does the state Legislature. This session is an important one for school districts across Washington. Your Board of Directors has been actively engaged with our elected representatives to share our district priorities for the upcoming session. Unfortunately, due to the current state funding model and a reduction in levy authority for North Thurston Public Schools, your local school district is facing a budget deficit in the 2019-20 school year.

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  • Student voice is vital for district success

    Student voice is vital for district success

    If you follow us on Facebook or visit our website, you have probably noticed an increased focus on student voice. This is intentional as we believe our students have a lot to offer. They deserve to share their ideas and opinions on how we as a district can better ensure – as per our motto – “All Students Empowered and Future-Ready!”

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  • Honor and gratitude to staff & families that serve our country

    Honor and gratitude to staff & families that serve our country

    Next week we will recognize our amazing veterans for their service to our country! Given this celebration, I wanted to share how our district continues to strengthen our connection with military families and a growing partnership with Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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