Weekly Update from the Superintendent

Dear students, staff, families and community,

I want to call out a student who proved to be a true Mountaineer and awesome citizen this week.  Due to stormy weather a tree fell over the road on one of our bus routes.  Merrick Kelley who is a sophomore at Mount Baker High School took it upon himself to get a tractor and clear a path for a bus.  Rerouting this bus would have caused an hour delay in getting students to school.  A big thank you to Merrick for saving the day for our Transportation Department and enabling students to get to school on time!

Congratulations to our wrestlers and coaches for their awesome performance at the Mat Classic State Competition in Tacoma.  Boys finished 2nd in state and girls finished 9th in state.  Elijah Washburn earned 1st place.  Jory Johnson and Daniel Washburn earned 3rd place.  Vance Lawrence and Ella Moa earned 4th place.  KJ Chapman and Tempest Heiner earned 5th place.

Mount Baker Junior High students Andrew Charles and Ruth Cranbourne joined with other singers around the state in Bellevue to rehearse the songs they have been learning and present a concert as part of the WMEA All-State Choir. Thank you to Andrew and Ruth for representing Mount Baker in such a positive way!

This week we are celebrating our nationally recognized FFA program.  Students are dressing up each day and FFA hosted an all-school BBQ.  This program provides so many learning and leadership opportunities for students!  I encourage students to get involved.  A big thank you to our incredible FFA advisors and student members!  Great things are always happening in FFA!

The media often emphasizes negative things that teenagers do.  In Mount Baker we celebrate the great things our students are doing.  Like every school district, we do have students who sometimes make mistakes and engage in naughty behavior at times.  Many students work hard to make a positive imprint in our community on a regular basis.  I am truly proud of the great things our students do and achieve!

Go Baker!


Mary Sewright, Superintendent
(360) 617-4600