Notice of MVSD Surplus Equipment Sale

MVSD Surplus Equipment SaleOn July 27, 2016 the Methow Valley School District Board of Directors declared technology, furniture and fixtures equipment to be surplus. On August 25th the equipment will be offered for sale to the public.

Lists of all surplus items can be viewed below. All listed equipment will be available for purchase and pick-up from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25th at Liberty Bell Jr-Sr High School, 24 Twin Lakes Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862. For more information please contact Liz Weeks-Molz at (509) 996-9205 or

View/download MVSD Surplus Equipment: Computer, Tech


View/download MVSD Surplus Equipment: Kitchen, Woodworking, Office

Fall Sports Set to Begin

Liberty Bell Mountain Lions Mascot

New Coaches – Practice Times – Paperwork

The fall sports season is almost on us! Last fall was an outstanding season for Mountain Lion teams, and included two Academic State Champion Teams! This season is shaping up to be just as successful; the fields look great, an outstanding coaching staff has been assembled, and the community is ready to see our teams in action.

Liberty Bell Athletics is proud to support the participation of nearly 85% of students in grades 7-12. Thanks to a coaching staff that values the role of athletics in education, Liberty Bell student-athletes are high achievers in and out of the classrooms.

Below you will find the information needed to start the season off right!

Have a great season, GO MOUNTAIN LIONS!


Liberty Bell is excited to be adding three new coaches to the fall coaching staff. Please join us in welcoming our new coaches!

Christine Scott – Head High School Volleyball Coach
Christine was a four year varsity winning athlete winning two Oregon State Volleyball Championship out of the four. Moving on to play at College of Southern Idaho winning a NJACC her first year. Christine is new to the world of coaching but is very excited to work hard. Christine works as a Dental Hygienist at Dr Harrop’s Family Dental along with 3 kids, Quincy 4th grader, 3 year old Ole and 2 year Teagan.

Stephanie Mitchell – 7th Grade Volleyball Coach
Stephanie graduated from LBHS in 1996 she lettered in three sports volleyball, basketball, and softball. She was the assistant girls basketball coach from 2005-2010 and has been coaching AAU basketball since then. Her family has always been mountain lion fans and they love to go watch the teams play. She owns her own salon in Twisp Valley Style and husband James works for MVSD. Her daughter Jadyn will be entering 7th grade this year and son Kyler will be in 5th grade. She is excited to be joining LBHS coaching staff.

Levi Knox – Head Junior High Football Coach
This season will be Levi’s second coaching for Liberty Bell. Levi brings with him one year of experience as the Assistant JH Football Coach, and many years of playing experience in youth and high school football while growing up in Nevada. Levi’s patience and focus on basic football skills will serve him well as the Head JH Football coach. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family.


Begins on August 17. Practices will be Monday – Friday from 10am – Noon until the start of school.

HS Football
Begins on August 17. Until school starts practices will be from 7:00 -12:00 with an hour break from 9:00 -10:00. The team will start by practicing Monday – Saturday.

HS Volleyball
First practice is Monday Aug 22nd. Here is the practice schedule for the first week:

Monday 8:30-11:00 & 4:30-6:30 with a parent meeting after practice at 6:30
Tuesday 4:30-6:30
Wednesday 8-10am & 4:30-6:30
Thursday 8:00-10:00 & 4:30-6:30
Friday 8:00-10:00 & 4:30-6:30

HS and JH Cross Country
Starting on Monday, August 22nd. Cross Country will be practicing from 8:30 – 10:00, Monday through Friday until the start of school.

Girls Soccer
Two practices a day starting on August 22nd, 7:30-9:00 and 4:30-6:00. Once school starts they will practice 3:30-5:30.

Junior High Football and Volleyball
First day of practice is August 30th. Practice from about 3:30 to 5:30.


In order to partake in games and practices:
• Students need to have a valid sports physical on file with the school. Physicals are now valid for 24 months. Physicals can be turned in to the athletic director, high school office, or your coach.

• Students must turn in a fully completed eligibility packet to either the athletic director or their coach. Eligibility packets can be picked up in the HS office or packets can be downloaded by visiting

• Sports fees must be paid before participation in a game. Student athletes must purchase an ASB card ($50 annually) and pay-to-play fees ($45 each sport).

Please contact Athletic Director, Chase Rost, with questions.

MV Pride: Summer Edition Now Available Online

Summer 2016 MV PrideYour Summer Edition of the MV Pride in now available online!

Similar to previous editions, it captures a few of the many exceptional experiences taking place within our schools and community (locally and globally), thanks in large part to the many organizations that partner with our schools:

Public School Funding Alliance, Methow Arts, Classroom in Bloom, Twisp Works, Room One, The MERC, Methow Recycles, The Cove, Methow Trails, Outward Bound, Methow Conservancy, Liberty Bell Boosters, Winthrop Kiwanis, Local Fire and Law Enforcement, MVES and LBHS PTO. The list goes on and on…

Thank you, Methow Valley!

19th Annual Free Sports Physical Day!

19th Annual Free Sports Physical Day

Participating in a sport? Come to Liberty Bell Junior/Senior High on Saturday, August 13 between 8 a.m. – Noon for a FREE sports physical.

A valid sports physical is required for participation in Liberty Bell Athletics, and a great idea for anyone participating in youth sports. Participants are asked to bring a completed physical form to the event if at all possible. Forms can be picked up from Family Health Center, Aero Methow, and the MVSD District Office. If the physical form is filled out on-site, a parent will need to be present to provide their signature.

Family Health Center will also be performing free sports physicals on August 4th and 12th. Contact them at (509) 997-2011 for details.

Tennis Anyone? Methow Valley Community Supports Improvements to MVSD Campus

MVSD Tennis Court Improvements Thanks in large part to the generous support of the Methow Valley Community, the Methow Valley School District is moving forward with a variety of improvements to its campus. Some of the most recent improvements made to the campus include:

✓ Resurfacing the tennis courts
✓ Resurfacing the elementary parking lot
✓ Replacement of aging kitchen equipment

These are just a few of the many improvements outlined in the district’s schedule of facility improvements that will continue to take place over several years. They reflect the community’s strong support of its public schools.

A detailed list of projects to be completed can be found on our Facilities page. They are the result of the successful passage of a six-year, 4.5 million dollar Capital Projects – Facilities Improvement levy supported by the community.

MVSD Welcomes Two New Staff Members – Kelleigh McMillan and Erika Spellman

Kelleigh McMillanKelleigh McMillan, Mentorship Coordinator – Supported by grant funding from the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, the Methow Valley School District has partnered with the Winthrop Kiwanis to ensure every student graduate with the widest range of post-secondary educational, vocational, and career-related opportunities possible. With this goal in mind, Kelleigh McMillan will be coordinating the establishment of community-based mentorship program that actively recruits, trains, and supports community-based mentors to work with and support our teenage students in school and beyond…

Kelleigh enjoys working with people of all ages in a variety of settings. Over the years, her work related experience has included: Coordinating the Red Shed Garden, serving youth and families as a member of Room One, and working in variety of other local settings. She finds working directly with teens to be the most engaging and rewarding. As the Mentorship Coordinator, she is eager to connect caring adults in the community with teens who will benefit from their support. Kelleigh lives on her family’s farm outside of Twisp with her husband, Paul, their two children, and many animals. She enjoys growing food and flowers, writing poetry, silver-smithing, and being in the mountains with family and friends.

Erika SpellmanErika Spellman, College Advisor – With the goal of ensuring every student graduate with the widest range of post-secondary educational, vocational, and career-related opportunities possible, the Methow Valley School District has partnered with the Public School Funding Alliance (PSFA) to significantly expand the College Advisor position.
Erika brings over 15 years of college counseling and advising to the Valley. Beginning her career in the Edmonds school district as a family and consumer science teacher she quickly saw that students and parents were hungry for more access to college and career information.

Erika has spent much of her career building and implementing comprehensive college and career programs in both the Edmonds and Shoreline School Districts. Most recently at Shorewood High School. Her experience and enthusiasm for college access and education is above and beyond. When she is not working with high school students she enjoys spending time with her 3 children, Morgan, Mackenzie, and Montana. She also enjoys riding her bike and teaching yoga. She is thrilled to be joining Liberty Bell High School and the Methow community.

Please join us as we welcome Kelleigh McMillan and Erika Spellman!


WELCOME BACK! Tuesday, August 30: First Day for Grades 1 - 12 • Tuesday, September 6: First Day for Kindergarten