Weekly Update from the Superintendent

Dear students, staff, families and community:

Monday was Indigenous People’s Day celebrating and honoring indigenous American peoples and commemorating their histories and cultures.  Mount Baker School District is on the homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples.  We are grateful for our neighbors, the Nooksack Tribe and Lummi Nations and honor them for their contributions to our community as well as their enduring care and protection for our shared lands and waterways.

The theme for School Bus Safety week, October 16 - 20, is “Safely Rolling to my Destination.”  A huge shout out to our Transportation Department for making this happen every single day.  They play a vital role in student learning and well-being.  We appreciate them for all they do!

School Bus Safety Week 2023

Next week is Homecoming at Mount Baker High School.  Homecoming Heroes will be revealed tomorrow at a school assembly.  A Homecoming Hero is a Baker student who leads by example with kindness. They express compassion and encourage belonging for others, including and extending beyond their most prominent friend group. They are authentic, lead with respect and integrity on and outside of campus, and they improve the culture at MBHS by going above and beyond to be kind. A Homecoming Hero is not defined by perfection, grades, extracurriculars, or popularity; it is someone who intentionally takes charge to make change with kindness. The week-long homecoming celebrations include dressing up based on student chosen themes for spirit week, and several competitions including a car smash fundraiser.  The culminating event for the week is our homecoming football game on Friday, October 20th vs. Meridian High School at 7:00 p.m. See you there. Go Baker!


Mary Sewright, Superintendent