Superintendent Update

    January/February 2018

     school board  

    By proclamation of the governor of our great state, January has been designated School Board Appreciation Month.  It is a good time to recognize the people who willingly and sacrificially give their time to benefit our students and community.  These 5 people are tasked with the responsibility of a 3 million dollar plus budget, ensuring a quality education for our 250 students, and helping to manage nearly 50 staff members.  In addition, these people oversee the operation and maintenance of a 60,000 square foot community facility. 

    These folks face challenging decisions as part of their volunteer service as they consider the needs and desires of a diverse group of people including community members, parents, school staff and of course students.   In volunteering to do this work, these people shape the future for our students and our state.   

    I would strongly urge you to thank our school board members. 

    • Brendan Norman, Chair
    • Camden McMahon, Vice Chair
    • Ken BeLieu, Legislative Rep
    • Joe Dean
    • Carl Allaway

    As you see them in our community let them know how much you appreciate their service.  Send them a note or email thanking them for their efforts.   At the January 17 Board Meeting at 7:00pm we will take a few minutes to honor these board members for their service.  You are welcome to attend and also share your appreciation. 

    Some Notable Information from the Annual Report:  The school districts annual report is on our website.  I wanted to highlight some items from the report.  First, I am proud of our students’ performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).  This is the test that many students nationally take in their junior and senior year to enter college.  Trout Lake students scored significantly higher than state and national averages. 





    Trout Lake School has also experienced a lot of growth over the last 15 years.  In 2004, student enrollment was approx. 150 students.  Today we are closing in on 250 students.  Student growth has allowed the district to hire additional high quality staff, improve the programs we offer students, and enhance and improve our facilities. 

    In the 2016-17 school year, the district received close to $150,000 in grants and donations to help improve the education for our students. 

    On behalf of all the staff and students of Trout Lake School District, I want to say thank you for your support!



    Trout Lake School does not discriminate in any program or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran, or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal, and provides equal acess to the Boy Scouts, and other designated youth groups    If you have concerns, questions, or complaints about alleged discrimination, you can contact Doug Dearden, superintendent; who also serves as our Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Officer; PO Box 488 Trout Lake, WA. 98650 509 395-2571 d.dearden@tlschool.net 

    Section 504 Coordinator is Crystal Lanz, principal; contact info is same as above.  c.lanz@tlschool.net