Contact Us

  • Courtney Crawford, Principal
    Richelle Vining-Gonzalez, Counselor

    Ashley Petrie, Office Administrative Assistant
    Shannon Steadman, Office Administrative Assistant

    Jenelle Warren RN, School Nurse
    Lori Huston, Health Room Assistant
     
    Erin Mann, Library
     
    School Hours: 8:50 AM to 3:20 PM
     
    Office Contact Email: amsoffice@nthurston.k12.wa.us
     
    Office Phone: (360) 412-4730
    Attendance Phone: (360) 412-4735
    Fax: (360) 412-4739

    5900 54th Avenue SE
    Lacey, WA 98513

Our Mission at Aspire

  • Our mission is to create an educational experience where rigorous academic standards, coupled with high quality performing arts instruction, challenges all students to reach their full potential as innovative problem-solvers, skillful artisans, and imaginative learners.

    Aspire Middle School, photo from the street.

Our Vision at Aspire

  • We believe that every student has the potential to achieve high levels of academic learning and performing arts achievement. Each child is unique, and recognizing this, we base our educational programs upon methods of developing and utilizing this uniqueness. Aspire is designed to foster academic excellence through our core program and promote the exploration of the performing arts in our enrichment program.

Our Goals at Aspire

    • To provide quality academic instruction that meets the needs of all students.
    • To expand the opportunities for students to use the performing arts as a means to enrich their lives and those of the community.
    • To increase students’ art experience in order to excel in all academic areas.
    • To integrate performance experiences and events with the academic arena.

    "Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?"
     
    ~ Friedrich Nietzsche