Continuous Student Learning



    Micheal Clinton with TOY Award
    Michael Clinton, a science teacher at the Mt. Adams School District’s White Swan High School, has been selected as the Educational Service District 105 Regional Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019!  For more information, please click here.


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Message from the Superintendent

    Welcome Back to a new school year!

    Most of us can remember those waning days of summer.  The leaves begin to fall, the days grow shorter, the harvest season kicks into full swing, and alas, we prepare for the first day of school.  

    That first day brings excitement, butterflies in the stomach, maybe a few tears, and best of all it ushers in a new season for all of us.  Students, parents, teachers, staff, and plenty of new friends are all lined up to take that next step in life. We are all a year older and with that comes experience and new learning.  

    We look forward to welcoming back our students and families at all three school sites in the Mt. Adams School District.  We have a few new teachers and mostly returning teachers who know our students well and care passionately about their learning success.  

    At Mt. Adams School District we take learning seriously!  Our motto is, “Every kid… Every skill…” That means that every child receives special attention based on his or her individual learning needs and that is our commitment to parents, families, and the community.  Our goal is 100% graduation for our students with all graduates being college and/or career ready! 

    This will be an exciting year.  Mr. McCracken has returned as the Principal of Harrah Elementary School along with new Vice Principal, Mrs. Widener.  At Mt. Adams Middle and White Swan High School, Mrs. Smith is the new principal, flanked by Mr. Espindola and new Vice Principal Mr. Robins.

    The theme of the staff back-to-school day was affirmed through the key messages from administrators:

    • It’s all about the journey…Dana Jarnecke, Director of Teaching and Learning
    • Engage students and families and encourage better attendance….Warren Starr, Director Special Ed
    • Focus on the fundamentals and then the basics.Chad Crawford, Business Manager
    • Strong, calm and kindRob McCracken, Elementary Principal
    • Passion vs. work – Collaboration, data, all students, resources…Tracey Smith, HS/MS Principal
    • Where do “you” fit  - focus, intentional, teach – from the boardroom to the bus….Curt Guaglianone, Superintendent

    Our theme for the opening of this school year is, “Oh the Places You’ll go…,” by Dr. Seuss.  

    be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
    or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
    you're off to Great Places!
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting.
    So...get on your way!” 
     Dr. SeussOh, The Places You'll Go!

    Best wishes for a wonderful new school year!