Superintendent's Office

Welcome Back from Superintendent Jones

I am excited to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year in the Napavine School District!  We are committed to the continuous improvement of our schools in order to provide all students with the very best educational opportunities.  I want to take this opportunity to share a few ways that we are improving:

Summer Institute:  For the first time our teachers participated in two days of professional development in August focusing on using technology in the classroom, strengthening instructional strategies, communicating with parents and community through our website, and working with assessment data.

Technology: We have installed a new network filter to protect staff and students, installed wireless access points throughout the district, upgraded technology equipment in all classrooms for teachers, and created a new district website.

Curriculum: We have completed the adoption of our new Science curriculum to align with the new National Science Standards.  This includes technology equipment to support exciting laboratory work in secondary science classrooms.  Elementary teachers also have new materials for “hands on learning” in the classroom.

Facilities: We have completed phase 1 of acoustic work in the high school gym.  Phase 2 acoustic work, as well as resurfacing the high school gym floor, is scheduled for completion next summer.

Transportation:  A new school bus, replacing an old bus that has been surplused, will be delivered in January.  Funds for new busses are provided by the state and can only be used for bus replacement.

I continue to be impressed by our dedicated staff who have worked tirelessly to prepare for the new school year.  In addition, I thank you for trusting your children in our care.  Our primary goal continues to be to provide all students with the best education experience possible.

Dr. Rick Jones