• Crystal Lanz

    Crystal Lanz      
    K-12 Principal 
    Email Address: c.lanz@tlschool.net
    Phone number: (509) 395-2571


    Principal Newsletter

    June 2018

    Dear Mustang Families,

    Another successful school year is coming to an end! Reflecting on the past school year makes me realize how fortunate we are at Trout Lake School. Our school year has been successful due to the engaging, collaborative partnership between students, parents, and staff members. Our students are meeting high standards of performance due to the excellent teaching from our wonderful staff and the support from our parents. We must recognize our students for their perseverance, hard-work, and effort displayed throughout the school year. Thank you for all of your support with our students this year. It truly has been a team effort.

    During the next two weeks of June, students and staff are busy with teaching and learning, assessments, and exciting events such as the All School BBQ, field trips, and end of the year celebrations and school events. Please see the information below for upcoming end of the year events.  Also, please check our calendar on the school website at https://www.troutlake.k12.wa.us/ for updated information.

    Projects Night

    Projects Night will take place on Tuesday, June 5th at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Student work from all grade levels will be displayed in the gym for your perusing and enjoyment. We will also be honoring our State Champion Track Team at Projects Night.

    Middle School Academic Awards

    Middle School Academic Awards (grades 6-8) will take place on Tuesday, June 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the MPR.

    Kindergarten Graduation

    Our kindergarten students will graduate on Thursday, June 14th at 2:00 p.m. in the gym.

    Elementary Awards

    Our elementary students (grades 1-5) will receive their year end awards on Friday, June 15th at 9:00 a.m. in the gym.

    Last Day of School

    I cannot believe it, but our last day of the 2017-2018 school year will be on Friday, June 15th. School will be released at 11:00 a.m.


    Please join us in celebrating our seniors on Friday, June 15th for their graduation at 6:00 p.m. in the gym. Our seniors have worked very hard this year and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments and wishing them well on the next part of their journeys. We will also be celebrating the promotion of our eighth grade students as part of graduation ceremonies.


    We are looking to adopt new curriculum for our high school English classes. If you would like to preview the curriculum and provide your thoughts, please stop by the office before June 15th and it will be available to you.

    Second and Third Grade Next Year

    I wanted to let you know of a change to our staffing for next year. Mr. Gabe Thompson, our 2nd grade teacher, will be taking a one year leave of absence next year to teach at an orphanage in Vicente Guerrero, Mexico. He and his family are looking forward to being able to live alongside and serve the students of the orphanage. We are very excited for him and his family to have such an immense opportunity. Mr. Thompson and his family plan on returning to Trout Lake the following year. Mrs. Jennifer Hallenbeck will be filling Mr. Thompson’s position next year as the 2nd grade teacher. Mrs. Hallenbeck will be observing in the first and second grade classes this week to get to know the students and get a start on the curriculum and teaching for next year.

    Additionally, Ms. Ericka Miller, our 3rd grade teacher, will be taking a maternity leave of absence for the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year. Mrs. Sally Wells will be teaching 3rd grade in Ms. Miller’s absence. Mrs. Wells served as the fifth grade teacher in Trout Lake prior to her retirement the year before last. We look forward to another successful year at Trout Lake with the additions of Mrs. Hallenbeck and Mrs. Wells.

    Summer Vacation

    Enjoy your summer vacation! I will see you back at school on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.