Hoquiam School District grant puts $600,000 into repairs to 2 facilities

The Hoquiam School District will spend over $600-thousand on energy efficient and safety upgrades in the coming months. School Superintendent Mike Parker tells KBKW “Lincoln Elementary

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Hoquiam School Board selects Kathy Eddy for vacant Director position

The Hoquiam School board tonight will swear in it’s newest member, School Superintendent Mike Parker says “The school board on Monday night interviewed two candidates for the vacant

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Hoquiam School District gets $200,000 grant for energy efficiency improvements

The Hoquiam School District will receive over $200,000 in Energy Efficiency Grants from the state. Hoquiam is among 29

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Hoquiam School Board looking for Director to replace retiring Dr. Dave Westby

The Hoquiam School District is looking for a new School Board Member, following the resignation of Dr. Dave Westby. The School Board asks that interested parties who wish to serve as

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Rachel’s Challenge comes to HMS thanks to Hoquiam Girl Scouts

A pair of Hoquiam girl scouts spent their summer working odd jobs to bring a nationwide program on bullying to their middle school. Eight graders Thyme and Linzey raised $2,000 over the summer

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Ballots hit the mail soon for Hoquiam School District M&O Levy

The Hoquiam School District is hoping that it’s taxpayers will again support a Maintenance and Operations Levy replacement for 2015 and 2016. The current levy collects about $2.7 million in property taxes annually,  Superintendent Mike Parker said they haven’t raised that amount for the past 4 years “This year we have to raise it just one dime, it’s going to be $4.90 [per thousand],” reminding voters that this is the bi-annual M&O levy that supplements the school’s general fund. “It’s not additional money, the current levy that was approved a couple years back will expire at the end of 2014, so what we need to do is go back and replace it.”
Hoquiam Public Schools Making Connections, The Hoquiam School District newsletter, is  published on a regular basis to keep the community informed about our  children’s education. Newsletter comments and suggestions should be directed to Mike  Parker, Superintendent, 538-8200. Hoquiam Board of Directors: Christie Goodenough, Chris Eide; Hoki  Moir, Mike Cummings, Dave Westby Superintendent: Mike Parker  Assistant Superintendent: Shannon Webster
Hoquiam Public Schools
Making Connections, The Hoquiam School District newsletter, is
published on a regular basis to keep the community informed about our children’s education.
Newsletter comments and suggestions should be directed to Mike
Parker, Superintendent, 538-8200.

Ballots are being mailed out later this month, if the levy passes again the district would receive an extra $1.2 million in Levy Equalization Funds. For complete

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Hoquiam School District earns School of Distinction award

HOQUIAM, Wash. - The Hoquiam School District this week was recognized as a School of Distinction in their region. School Superintendent Mike Parker tells us Educational Service District 113 notified them this week that they are one of twelve schools throughout the region that will receive the award.
ESD 113 serves 44 school districts in Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties as well as approved private schools within those counties.
To earn School of Distinction status, schools must be performing at least at the state average in each grade level measured in their school (3rd through 8th and 10th grade) on Reading and Math assessments. Schoolswere then evaluated on combined Reading and Math improvement over the last 5 years. The top five percent of the elementary schools, middle/junior high schools, high schools and alternative schools are designated as Schools of Distinction.

Hoquiam School District Details Summer Lunch Program

HOQUIAM, Wash. - The Hoquiam School District announces the sponsorship of the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children.  Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger.  All meals are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. 

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TTY).  The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Breakfast will be provided at Central Elementary in Hoquiam, WA from July 10, 2012 through August 23, 2012.  The meal will be served from 8:45-9:00 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and is open to children 18 years or younger.

Lunch will be provided at 2 locations this year.  Central Elementary 310 Simpson Avenue, Monday through Friday from 11:30- 12:00 p.m. and Lincoln Elementary 700 Wood Avenue, Monday through Friday from 12:15- 12:45.  Lunch will be available June 20, 2012 through August 24, 2012.

Hoquiam School District Talks Early Release

HOQUIAM, Wash. - School board members heard from more teachers than parents at a meeting Monday night on the proposed shortened class schedule for the coming school year, as one parent spoke against the plan "I don't think less seat time for our students is going to improve their education."
School Superintendent Mike Parker detailed the proposed options for an early-release Wednesday "We put together two alternatives, actually three if you count doing nothing, maybe we go to twenty days instead of every Wednesday, then the other option was to do every Wednesday."
Marissa LaLonde is a 4th grade teacher, she says Hoquiam's teachers are stressed for time as it is.
The standards keep going higher and higher, and we're getting asked to do more and more, and we have to be effective. To be effective Teachers have to collaborate. - Marissa LaLonde
The extra 90 minutes created by an early release would allow teachers of core curriculum to collaborate on teaching practices, make needed changes, and analyzing student performance.

Hoquiam School District Invites Parents to Discuss Early Release Schedule

HOQUIAM, Wash. - Hoquiam School District would like to talk with parents about the proposed early release schedule for the coming school year. A special meeting will be held on Monday May 14th at 5:30p.m. in the High School Library.
School Superintendant Mike Parker tells us no action will be taken at Monday night's meeting.
The Board of Directors of Hoquiam School District No. 28 will hold a regular meeting Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in Hoquiam High Little Theater.