November 2017
Dear Community Members,

My message to you can be summed up in two words: Thank you.

As I’m sure you are aware, our new Middle School has opened, and our students and staff are busy settling into their new classrooms, facilities and grounds. We are thrilled that we were able to complete the project ahead of schedule—and on budget!—and that our staff now has the space and resources to give our HMS students the best possible learning opportunities.

Our High School is in its first full year with its improved facility—new band room, fieldhouse, grandstand and fields. We also have been making changes at the Elementary School campus, upgrading security and implementing safety measures.

None of this would be possible without the support of our community, our contractors, our volunteers, our staff and our students. Together, we have made great strides in achieving the district’s goal to create safe, welcoming and positive learning environments that support high academic and behavior expectations.

I send my heartfelt thanks to each of you.


Sandra Yager

Originally published in Hockinson’s November 2017 newsletter “Education Matters.”