The Methow Valley, A Community that Invests in its Youth

As we roll into the final week of the first semester, one of a small handful of school districts that is providing “in-person” instruction across grades Preschool through 12th grade, we want to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the many community members and organizations that have made it possible to successfully reopen our schools, and better yet, remain open!

The important role a community plays in the education of its youth has never been more evident. The relationship between the MVSD and it’s many partners takes shape in a variety of ways. Methow Arts, Classroom in Bloom, Room One, Twisp Works, The Merc Playhouse, Methow Valley Riding Unlimited, Liberty Bell Booster Club, Little Star, 4H, Methow Valley Nordic Ski Association, North Central Regional Library, Evergreen Mtn. Biking Alliance, the Public School Funding Alliance, our many Community-Based Mentors… the list goes on and on. Every community member and organization plays a critical role in the development of our youth.

Today, with a shared focus on “Learning by Doing,” we wish to highlight the impact individuals and organizations within our community have upon our students, as facilitated by one of the Valley’s long-standing organizations, the Winthrop Kiwanis Club.

A letter of appreciation written by MVSD Construction and Design Teacher, Wyatt Southworth.

Hello Kiwanians!

I am the Construction and Design teacher at Liberty Bell and I want to thank you for the tools and trailer that you funded! With more than 10 years in the construction trades I can say you have supplied us with a wonderful array of tools.

This year has been an interesting year with Covid-19 affecting the lives of students in many ways, some ways seen and many unseen. I have focused the Construction and Design program on constructions trades with flexibility and compassion as my guiding philosophy. My goal is to make a safe welcoming space for students to learn and create.

Below are a few photos of what the students have been up too! You may notice Autumn using the track-saw you procured to make the exact cuts needed to complete her blanket chest. There are also a couple photos of the students working on framing up a 8’x10′ shed that we will sell to raise funds for the Construction and Design program (if you know of anyone who would like to purchase a shed, please let me know!).

Again, thank you so much for your support!

Wyatt Southworth


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