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    Welcome to the Okanogan Middle School Webpage,

    By Brett Baum, Middle School Principal

    June 30, 2017

    Summer is here!
    Wow what a great school year we've had!  Thank you to all of our students, parents and community for working with us to make this year great!!! We know that through the 180 days of the school year, there are going to be good and bad days.  We truly hope that as you look back on 2016-17 that the good memories far outnumber the bad.
    If you look at schools in the way that we look at other entities or businesses in a community, over time there will be many that come and go.  Even those that flourish often don’t stick around longer than a generation or two.  Schools however keep going, staying in business (so to speak) year after year, decade after decade, even century after century.  The Okanogan School district is over 100 years old and we’re still going strong!  Over that period of time there have been many thousands of students who have attended Okanogan schools and over that same time period, many different staff members have come… and gone.  Yet the school remains and new teachers come to take the place of those who leave. 

    It’s especially noticeable when certain teachers/educators leave because it feels as if there will be an emptiness in the school without them.  This year, Ms. Goudge, Mr. Gilmore and Mr. Neely are retiring and will not be in their classrooms in the fall.  I found a few quotes which were shared with students and staff to recognize them.

    From these educators, there are so many memories “...for so many as the lessons and ideals taught will forever be treasured, yet your contribution in our lives can never be measured.” 
    "Good teachers are the reason why ordinary students dream to do extraordinary things.” 

    “As you retire, you may be leaving the corridors of the school but you will never be able to leave the corridor of your students’ hearts.” 

    Thank you for your years you’ve all devoted to the lives of students.

    So next year we’ll have several new staff and changes but until then, please have an enjoyable, safe and WONDERFUL Summer!!! 
    The Middle School Office is closed until Wednesday August 16th when we will re-open (7:30-4:00.)  
    NEW ENROLLMENTS-  Students new to the district may enroll in the office when we open after August 16th.  For all new enrollments, a document showing proof of residency is required.  (PUD bill, phone bill, etc. or something that shows name and physical residence address) 
    Lockers and Class Schedules for grades 6-8 may be picked up beginning at 10:00 on Wednesday August 23rd. 
    6th Grade Orientation will be on Monday August 28th at 6:30 in the MS/HS Cafetorium.
    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call in the Middle School Office. (422-2680) 


    Thank You,
    Brett Baum, Principal
    Okanogan Middle School


    Brett Baum, Principal | Katherine Brown, Secretary
    244 5th Ave S.
    PO Box 592
    Okanogan, WA  98840
    Phone (509) 422-2680 | Fax (509) 422-0068

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