Meet the Principal

  • I am extremely proud to be the principal of Horizons Elementary.  We are so fortunate to have such an outstanding staff, involved and caring families and a supportive community.  If you ever have concerns, questions or compliments (just in case) please feel free to contact me as we can only get better by working together.  You can almost always find me outside before the first bell rings and after school too.  I am also always available by appointment.  Let's make it another great year.

    About me

    Hometown: Elma, Washington
    High School: Elma High School 
    College: Pacific Lutheran University
    Years in Education: 20 years in high school, middle school and elementary school
    Family: Wife Courtney, daughther Caitlin and son Beckett
    Favorites: spending time with family, football season, fishing, hiking and learning to do new things

Letter from Principal Grygorcewicz

  • Dear Horizons Families,
    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year.  Horizons’ staff understands that success at school begins at home. We believe in the importance of a strong home-school partnership; therefore, we ask that you please contact your student’s teacher if you have questions or concerns regarding their progress. My door is always open as well to answer questions, receive feedback, or address concerns.

    At Horizons, we work hard to provide a positive, safe and caring environment for all students and staff. We strive to see academic and social growth in every student. A large part of our work this year will be focused on using data to make academic decisions for students. Those students who are identified as needing some added support, will receive additional academic intervention within the school day. Students who are identified as exceeding academic expectations will be provided with extension activities to best meet their needs.
    We are proud to be a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (P.B.I.S.) school. We follow the eagle expectations in all locations of our school to provide a safe, caring and positive environment. Please ask your student to explain the eagle expectations. (Being Safe, Respectful and Responsible) and how they apply throughout the school. Has your student earned an eagle feather?

    Communication with our families plays an important role in the success of our students. Our goal is to strengthen our school communication by utilizing a variety of methods. Please visit our school website (, as it is updated frequently.  “Like” us on Facebook (Horizons Elementary School)! We will continue to send home school newsletters, emails, and school messenger calls. 

    Below you will find our school's goals and alignment to our district's strategic plan.

    Go Eagles!
    Nate Grygorcewicz