The mission of the Napavine School District is to work with the community to continue our positive growth by preparing individuals in a safe and secure environment for learning, living and working responsibility in society.
Community Shapes Construction Bond
districts 16-member Citizens Facilities Review Committee recommended a
facilities improvement plan to the school board in November of 2014, it was
based on input from our staff, parents and community members who accepted our
invitation to engage in a virtual conversation about using school facilities
using the district’s “Thought Exchange” process. You
can view the “Thought Exchange” conversation here.
As a result
of this input, the Facilities Committee revised original planning options,
selecting Scenario A as the plan that most met the priorities of the
community. The plan adds a new high
school wing, a new middle school wing, including a middle school gym and locker
rooms, modernizes the existing high school, adds two classrooms to the
elementary school, and removes remaining asbestos from the elementary and high
school building. Read the Executive Summary of the committee’s 14 months of work, as presented to the school board.
design work includes the creation of a new site plan that includes increased
parking, separate bus lane and student/parent pick up/drop off areas, separate
entrance for middle school and high school students, and an emergency fire lane
around the secondary campus and athletic fields. See the detailed
site plan. (2 MB PDF)
past, and projected growth in the future, the school district qualifies for a
substantial state match of $9,600,000 to offset the cost of construction. The bond required to complete the construction
project is $18,000,000. Read a detailed project cost analysis here.
I am very
grateful for the dedication and commitment of time given to this planning
process by the volunteers of our Citizens Facilities Review Committee. I believe that the committee’s plan reflects
the priorities of our school board, staff, parents and community for a safe,
learning environment that meets the long-term facilities needs of the Napavine
School District. This is because we
engaged our community, listened to your input, and made facility recommendations
based on that input. Watch a video regarding your input here.
Board has reviewed the recommendations of the Facilities
Committee and approved running a bond in April. If it is approved by the voters, construction will begin in Spring 2016.
details regarding the work of the committee, and the final recommendations to
our school board, please contact me at 360-262-3303, or e-mail me at email@example.com
Dr. Rick Jones
A Strategic Plan for Napavine Schools
Napavine School District is committed to a strong partnership with our
stakeholders, as we work together for the continuous improvement of our
schools. In the past year we have engaged our staff, parents and
community in two online conversations regarding our district and
facilities. The results of these conversations have directly affected
the decisions we have made, and the future direction of our school
district. Specifically, we have learned about our districts’ strengths
and challenges for improvement.
I invite you to look at more
specific details of our results to learn more about the overall
facilities improvement process, as well as the wealth of information
regarding our strengths and challenges.
will continue to seek the advise of our stakeholders in order to make
the best decisions for our students. A third conversation is planned for Spring of 2015 as we continue to develop a long-range Strategic Plan. The
specific dates for the conversation will be determined by March 20th, so please visit our website again at that time.
United Way of Lewis
County provides volunteer opportunities for staff, student, parents and
community members who are seeking ways to make a difference in our community.
Check out the Volunteer Center of Lewis County at: www.volunteerlewis.org
Smarter Balanced Assessments
with the 2014-15 school year, all school districts in the State of
Washington are required to administer the new Smarter Balanced
new tests will replace existing state tests, and will be completed
online by our students. For more information about this important change
in measuring student achievement, please go to http://www.smarterbalanced.org/
2014-2015 STUDENT CALENDAR (.pdf)
The WINTER 2015 edition of "Tiger Trek," Napavine School District's quarterly newsletter, is now available online.
Current and past editions of the newsletter are also available by clicking the TigerTrek Newsletter link at left. For more information about the district newsletter, please contact our editor, Jody Low, at firstname.lastname@example.org.