July 2019 - update

Posted by Allesia Cooper on 7/1/2019




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Dear Wishkah Valley School Family, 



Last Spring we applied for and received a State of Washington grant 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.  Wishkah Valley School District received an HVAC re-modernization grant and Work has begun!  It has been a very tough process. CONGRATULATIONS!!!



I hope that you are enjoying a fun, relaxing and safe summer; it is almost that time again for a new school year. Our students had a great 2018-2019 School Year here at WVSD led by an outstanding class of 2019. The future looks good for our upcoming school year with student excitement about excelling in academics, in student activities and in athletics.


With sincere appreciation we say Thank-You to Mr. Denny Van Blaricom who has recently resigned from the WVSD School Board of Directors. Mr. Van Blaricom is a WVHS alumni and has served on the school board for a number of years providing leadership and core values for our district. Denny plans to stay involved with WVSD, just not with monthly meetings!  


Are you interested in becoming a WVSD School board member?

Wishkah Valley School District currently has a school board director opening in district #2. 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.
  2. 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.

If you would like more information, please contact the Wishkah Booster / PTO members at: wishkahbooster@gmail.com



  • Athletic turn out meeting August 6th at 6 PM for more information contact Ms. Katerina Eaton at keaton@wishkah.org.


  • First Day of school for students’ grades 1-12 is September 4th, Kindergarten students’ starts on September 9th


Prior to the opening of the 2019-2020 student school year our staff will attend two days of professional staff workshops. Staff PD dates are being planned with presenters for topics such as math instruction, Language Arts instruction, internet safety, mandatory para educator training as well as online training for the annual topics of blood borne pathogens and work place safety. The dates for this summer’s staff Professional Development are August 30, 2019 and September 3, 2019.


National Neighborhood Night Out picnic/gathering sponsored by East Hoquiam Neighborhood Block Watch and the Wishkah Fire Department is Saturday August 3rd at Noon at the fire station. See you there!


Our district web site is, https://www.wishkah.org/ and our Facebook page is www.facebook.com/WishkahValley. If you have questions on district daily happenings feel free to contact Mrs. Allesia Cooper, 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


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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