Weekly Update from the Superintendent

Dear students, staff, families and community,

Mount Baker hosted the Boys’ Wrestling Regionals this past weekend.  A big thank you to the Mount Baker Community for all their help and support!  Boys’ Mountaineer Wrestlers took first place.  Girls’ Wrestling took 2nd place in Regionals in Sedro Woolley.  The following students have qualified for State at the Tacoma Dome this coming weekend.  Go Baker!

Boys State Qualifiers                           

  • Jorey Johnson
  • Gavin Compton
  • K.J. Chapman
  • Daniel Washburn
  • Wyatt Freeman
  • Elijah Washburn
  • Vance Lawrence
  • Kyle Sandvig
  • Chris Martinez (alternate)
  • Dylan Moa (alternate)

Girls State Qualifiers

  • Tempest Heiner
  • Ella Moa
  • Lauren Valum
  • Sydney VanBrocklin
  • Gabby Cortes
  • Tyla Olson (alternate)

February 14 to 17 is Love the Bus Week!  Thank you to our amazing Transportation Department for bringing students to and from school every day.  Our students are fortunate to begin and end school each day with you! Those beautiful yellow buses travel about 2,050 miles per day to safely transport our students.  Our support vehicles travel about 450 miles a day to get students to various programs.

Spring Pantry provides families with breakfast and lunch foods that children can prepare for themselves during spring break.  Families with students enrolled in Mount Baker Schools may sign up.

Meridian School District is conducting a feasibility study for hosting a Whatcom County Skills Center that our students would have access to attend.  They need input from the community as part of their study.  Here is a link for more information including a survey.  Students enrolled in skills centers receive free technical and professional training in a variety of fields including but not limited to fire science, welding, animation and graphic design, applied medical science, criminal justice, dental assisting, veterinary assisting, and video game development. Mount Baker students already have access to many certification courses for health and foods classes, ag, business, and technology. 

I am focused on visiting classrooms, schools, and programs.  Good things are happening for students in our District.  I have seen students engaged in learning hard things.  Our data is showing improvement in academics as well as social emotional learning.


Mary Sewright, Superintendent
(360) 617-4600