Season’s Greetings

Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays Methow Valley Students, Parents, and Community Members,

As 2022 draws to a close, I can’t help but wish to express a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for this place and the people who call the Methow Valley home.

Colorful Christmas lights reflecting off of snow in bare tree branches.For me, as an educator, the holiday season has always symbolized a time of much-needed reflection, recovery, and rejuvenation. As a spouse and a parent, it has served as a joyful time spent reconnecting with family and friends, skiing, sledding, building igloos, and enjoying the festivities of the season. This has typically included stringing lights in a tree in our yard. Not just any tree, but the tree located in full view from our living room.

Over the years, I have come to realize that more than just a festive activity, the lights strung about on our tree, each one, connected to another, are symbolic of the kindness, care, and loving relationships displayed within our schools and throughout our community – each shining a bright light upon the darkness – replacing feelings of hopelessness and despair with hope, joy, and optimism, not only during the holidays, but throughout the entire year.

It’s my hope that this year’s holiday season provides each of you with time to relax, reflect, reconnect, and recharge, knowing that each of you serve as a bright light, illuminating the limitless possibilities in support of our students and graduates.

Winter Break Schedule
Winter break officially begins Monday, December 19th and continues through Friday, December 30th. All schools and the District Office will be closed to the public during this period of time. Classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, January 2nd, 2022.

Happy holidays,

Tom Venable
Superintendent, Methow Valley School District