• January 2019 Update

    Posted by Allesia Cooper on 1/17/2019

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    Dear Wishkah Valley School Family, 

    First semester is coming to a close at the end of the month and we will soon start with second semester classes. Our students are doing well, in academics, in student activities and in athletics


    We want to welcome Mrs. Allesia Cooper to our staff. Allesia is a 2001 graduate of Wishkah Valley High School and brings her alumni memories to her new job as the Superintendent’s executive assistant. Allesia has two students currently attending Wishkah Elementary school and one more currently in pre-school that will be joining us next year. We were very fortunate to have Allesia join our staff.

    If you have questions on district daily feel free to contact Allesia, at (360) 532-3128. She can also give you information on board policies, processes and procedures and assist you with setting up an appointment to meet with staff members. Her email address is acooper@wishkah.org .


    We are happy to announce that Roxanne Richardson has officially accepted the Business Manager position!  CONGRATULATIONS!!!


    Wishkah Valley School District received an HVAC re-modernization grant from the State of Washington for Two million, seven hundred dollars. The State received applications from 73 school districts in the amount of over $120 Million dollars and only had $15,349,000 in available funding.  It has been a very tough process. CONGRATULATIONS!!!


    We have experienced our annual winter weather challenges the last several weeks. Our district web site, https://www.wishkah.org/ and our Facebook page is www.facebook.com/WishkahValley. In the event of inclement weather or mechanical breakdown, school may be closed or starting time delayed. The same conditions may necessitate early dismissal. School closing, delayed start time or early dismissal will be announced over local radio or Seattle T.V. stations.  For emergency posts or changes in schedules, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. If no report is heard, it should be assumed that school will be in session.

    Emergency notifications will be broadcasted on these local stations, KXRO 1320 AM, KDUX 104.7 FM, KIX 95.3 FM, KBKW 1450 AM, KSWW 102.1 FM and T.V. Channels 4, 5 or 7. Historically, KXRO 1320 AM has been the most reliable.

    February brings in the start of the annual school budget process. Over the next three months staff, administration and board will have a series of discussions over what is our projected student enrollment for 2019-20, what programs do we need to add to meet our student’s needs and graduation requirements.


    Are you interested in becoming a WVSD School board member?

    Wishkah Valley School District currently has a school board director opening in district #3. Who are school directors? Washington State’s public school districts are directed by publically-elected school boards. These board members — called "school directors" — are citizens just like you!

    Contact Mrs. Allesia Cooper at acooper@wishkah.org or 360 532-3128 for information on how to apply.


    Wishkah Booster Club / PTO needs you! 



    The Wishkah Booster Club/PTO is a non-profit organization made up of parents, staff, alumni and community members who believe the students and athletes of Wishkah Valley School District (WVSD) are the most important assets in our Community. Our purpose and goal is to support and promote academics, athletics and other extra-curricular activities at Wishkah Valley School and to help provide financial support in areas not covered by the school district budget.


    What you need to know:


    1. The Booster/PTO is an organization operated strictly by volunteers. We cannot be successful without parent and community participation! We are happy to get volunteers and we are always willing to work with your schedule.


    1. 100% of profits made by the Booster/PTO go back into the school. The profits are donated to sports teams, classrooms projects and supplies, fundraisers, state t-shirts, Ice Cream Socials, team camps, music concerts, band trips, school assemblies, etc. We accept donation requests from any school organization that supports our students.


    Donation Request Forms can be found in:

    The Wishkah Valley School Office,

    on the Wishkah Valley School District Web Page, or

    on our Wishkah Booster Club / PTO Facebook page


    1. The Booster / PTO is always open to suggestions on new ways to get involved, new ways to meet people, new ways to support our school, new ways to show school spirit and new ways to better our community!


    We invite you to attend our meetings:

    Monthly Meetings are held in Room 2 at 6:00, the second Monday of every month


    If you would like more information, please contact the Wishkah Booster / PTO members at:




    Our Wishkah Valley School District Mission Statement


    The Wishkah Valley School District is a partnership of students, staff, parents and community whose mission is to provide all students with an outstanding education emphasizing high academic standards and the skills needed to become lifelong learners and productive citizens in a complex and changing society.



    Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you or your student. Thank-you for your interest in our schools, our website, and for your support. 




    Wally F. Lis


    Superintendent of Schools


    Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations.

    -Bob Beauprez




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  • Welcome July 2018

    Posted by Wally Lis on 7/9/2018

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    Dear Wishkah Valley School Family, 

    I hope that you are enjoying a fun, relaxing and safe summer; it is almost that time again for a new school year. I am excited to begin my duties as the new superintendent of the Wishkah Valley School District and I want to welcome you to our district web site, https://www.wishkah.org/,  and our facebook page is www.facebook.com/WishkahValley. I have been meeting with Mr. Don Hay (Dean of Students) and with Mr. Bob Eager (former Interim Superintendent), to help orientate me and I am ready to work on the challenges that we will be facing over the next few years. My family and I appreciate the wonderful welcome we have received in Wishkah and we look forward to working with everyone while maintaining the strong, positive school district that Wishkah Valley has become.

    For those of you new to the area, Wishkah Valley School District is located twelve miles north of Aberdeen, Washington in Grays Harbor County.  Our small community makes an ideal setting for community involvement and quality education. Wishkah is a dynamic and caring community which takes pride in its small-town charm. We are the home of the Loggers and Loggerettes with successful student-centered programs in academics, activities and athletics. The school is the social center of the community. The area’s rural setting hosts unmatched scenic beauty with the mountains and river surrounding us.

    If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact our administrative assistant, Mrs. Gwen Hamilton, at (360) 532-3128. She can also give you information on board policies, processes and procedures and assist you with setting up an appointment to meet with staff members. Her email address is ghamilton@wishkah.org .


    We want all visitors, parents and community members to feel welcome as they call or visit our facilities. Wishkah Valley School District is known as an outstanding school district by virtue of the relationships we have formed. We know and understand that building positive and productive relationships is the key to success, for our students, our staff and our community.


    Please let us know if we can be of assistance to you or your student. Thank-you for your interest in our schools, our website, and for your support. 




    Wally F. Lis


    Superintendent of Schools

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