A Message from the Principal

As our school year draws to an end, there are many reasons to celebrate! 

  •  Fifty-one seniors met graduation requirements which included earning 21 credits,successfully completing their senior exit project and    earning 40 community service hours.  Of those 51 students, 67% indicated that they will be attending post-secondary education in the fall.
  • Our High School Band and members of the Middle School Band, under the direction of Mr. Pendon, went to Wild Waves in May to participate in the Music in the Parks festival. Our combined band received scores of Excellent and Superior and they were awarded a First Place trophy for their group! They played wonderfully, were respectful of staff and other students, and had a great time.
  • On Thursday, June 5, Ted Williams, Indian Club advisor, planned and facilitated a Native American Awareness Assembly on the football field. He explained the significance of songs, dances and celebrations and invited guests and students to dance. Also honored was Mr. Rangel for his time served in the military and at Mt. Adams School District.
  • This year, high school students have earned 40 certifications in Microsoft Office Specialist programs, a world-wide recognized certification offered through Microsoft IT Academy program taught by Mrs. Eneas.  Students earned certification in PowerPoint (23), OneNote (16), and Word (1).  Last year, students earned 5 certifications.  This opportunity allows our students to be competitive in today’s technologically evolving world.
  • Juniors - Emily Botkin, Shayla Bill, Brandi Hopson, Nocona Abrams, Marisa Spencer, Pedro Garcia, Jordon Olney, Craig Watlamet, and Juan Sanchey -selected for the Masonic awards were honored at a student assembly in April and parents were invited to a reception after the assembly. 
  • TheWhite Swan High School Knowledge Bowl team, under the direction of Mr. Olden, emerged as the ESD 105 Regional 1A runner-up and advanced for the first time ever to the State Knowledge Bowl Tournament.
  • “Bear”– An ink drawing by White Swan High School 10th grade student Jocelyn Mardel, a student of Jeff Kent, was selected to be displayed in OSPI’s statewide art show.   This is the firsttime an entry from White Swan has been selected to advance to the state showsince 2004. Her drawing was also selected as an OSPI &Governor’s Choice Award winner (Chosen by the Governor) for this year.
  • There will be an additional three Advanced Placement (AP) class choices for our students next year – AP Biology, AP US History and AP Spanish.
  • White Swan High School participated in the accreditation process during the 2013-14 school year which resulted in full accreditation!
  • Attendance and tardy comparison data from the last four years shows that our attendance policy and tardy procedures at the middle school and high school are reducing unexcused absences and tardies. 

Comparision

of Last

4 Years

3rd Quarter 2011

3rd Quarter 2012

3rd Quarter 2013

3rd Quarter 2014

HS Tardies

573

751

1999

706

HS Unexcused Absences

327

711

858

771

MS Tardies

528

857

800

629

MS Unexcused Absences

211

524

387

298

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
2013-14 has been a great year for our students and staff.  Thank you, our community, for your support.

Registration for the 2014-15 school year will be during the week of August 18-22 with evening registration on Tuesday, August 19.

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