Letter from Principal DeAguiar

  • Angie DeAguiar Welcome to Meadows Elementary, home of the Mighty Mustangs. I am Angie DeAguiar, principal here at Meadows. I would like to share a little about who I am. I love football (Go Hawks), the outdoors and spending time with my son, family and friends.  I am very adventurous. It’s not unlikely to see me jumping out of airplanes, ziplining, climbing mountains or riding the surf at the beach on my boogie board.  Some of my most peaceful moments have been taking runs on the beach or skiing down a hill covered in snow.  I am in my 22nd year of education; all in the North Thurston Public Schools. I’ve taught P.E. as well as Kindergarten through 4th grade.  I am honored to say this is my seventh year as principal at Meadows Elementary.  It brings me joy to spend time in classrooms, on the playground and throughout the halls of Meadows getting to know the students. I enjoy watching them explore and grow both academically and socially.  I learn from these amazing young people everyday.  Thank you for allowing us to be a part of their lives
    I am proud of the staff here at Meadows.  Their hard work and dedication is admirable.  We believe that students, staff and parents are all part of this school community where continuous learning and student engagement is valued.  Meadows Elementary is a place where our classrooms are filled with students actively engaged in exciting learning activities. Teachers, paraeducators, parents and community volunteers work and learn together to ensure our school community provides the best possible learning environment for our students.
    We have a lot to celebrate.  I am proud to report that all grade levels 3-5 showed an increase on the 2017 State SBA scores in reading, math and science.  With the boundary change, we had an expectation of growth at the proficient level. We are however, especially proud of our student growth percentile.  It increased in both 4th and 5th grade in 2017 which means we are growing students at their instructional level.  
    Increasing student voice throughout Meadows Elementary is our goal.  Members of our Student Leadership Club meet regularly with the administration team to share ideas to improve Meadows, help lead assemblies and tours for new students, families and guest community members.  These student leaders are mentors for students in the younger grade levels and serve as ambassadors for Meadows Elementary.  When given the opportunity to lead, they step up.  They are truly amazing young people. 
    Everyone at Meadows honors our Mustang Motto: Be Safe, Respectful, Responsible and Peaceful.  We are a Kids at Hope school and believe that all children are capable of success “NO EXCEPTIONS”.
    It's an honor to be a part of the North Thurston Public Schools where all staff work hard to ensure All Students are Empowered and Future-Ready. 
    Thank you for being such an important part of our school community.  As always, don’t hesitate to stop by and say hello.
    Angie DeAguiar-Principal