Congratulations to Hockinson High School! At the Oct. 9 Board meeting, the school received its accreditation through 2023, along with several commendations from Washington’s Association of Educational Service Districts:
• For bringing staff, students, parents and the community together to work on improving the school.
• For making the success and well-being of all students the core priority of the school and the community.
• For the staff’s ability to focus on all students and know the details of students who might struggle.
• For the way school leadership accepts change as a normal and positive process, and fosters a spirit of collaboration and collegiality.
Photo caption: Celebrating HHS’s accreditation are, from left, HHS French teacher Steve Cookson, band director Corey McEnry, instructional coach Shannon McCombs, Assistant Principal Josh Johnson, Principal Colleen Anders, Educational Service District 112 Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Mike Nerland, ESD 112 Executive Director of School Success Kathy Whitlock, HHS student representative Cole VanderMaas, student support teacher Leslie Ruby and English teacher Joey Harteloo.