Introducing the 2022-23 Family Handbook and Calendar


As the Superintendent of the Methow Valley School District, I’d like to welcome each of you to this special place we call home, the Methow Valley, and its exceptional schools.

The Methow Valley is a magical place located along the eastern slope of the North Cascades, filled with people that share a deep sense of place, a strong appreciation for its many qualities, and a community that displays an unparalleled level of care in support of its children and one another.

Led by a visionary school board, our schools have established an aspirational vision focused on developing “…curious, creative, compassionate, competent, action-oriented citizens prepared to change the world.” We recognize this challenging and complex work doesn’t happen alone. It takes a village – Parents, educational partners, community-based mentors, parents, volunteers… Caring adults, working together in partnership with the Methow Valley School District to develop students who graduate prepared to pursue the widest range of post-secondary educational, career, and life opportunities possible.

Building on this strong partnership that exists between our schools, the home, and the community, we hope this year’s edition of the Family Handbook and Calendar serves as a useful resource, providing you with important information about our schools and the many opportunities for you to participate in your child’s learning.

If you have any ideas and/or questions about how you can participate in your child’s learning, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, principal, or me.


Tom Venable
Superintendent, Methow Valley School District
A huge shout-out goes out to MVSD Executive Secretary, Jessica McCarthy and Riverside Printing & Design Owner, Darla Hussey for the exceptional layout, design, production, and display of student work!