MVSD Summer Meals Program 2023

MVSD Summer Meals Program 2023 Brochure

Free sack lunch with milk served to all children 18 years and younger.


June 26 – Aug 18, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
(Excluding weekends and July 4th.)


Twisp Park across from the Pool
(Meals must be consumed on site.)


Contact MVSD: (509) 996-9205

Dr. Grant Storey, CCW Visionary Award Recipient

MVSD CTE and Dual Credit Coordinator, Dr. Grant Storey Receives the 2023 Career Connect Washington Regional Network Visionary Award

Dr. Grant Storey headshotOn June 6th, the Career Connect Washington (CCW) Regional Network presented the 2023 Visionary Award to Dr. Grant Storey, MVSD CTE and Dual Credit Coordinator.

The Regional Network Visionary Award is a prestigious recognition bestowed upon individuals who have demonstrated exceptional foresight, innovation, and groundbreaking contributions to the regional career-connected learning efforts in North Central Washington. This award acknowledges the ability to envision and implement transformative ideas that have a significant impact for young people who are farther from opportunity. Recipients of the visionary award often exhibit a unique ability to think beyond the current boundaries, challenge conventional wisdom, and inspire others to embrace new possibilities.

The 2023 Visionary Award celebrates Dr. Grant Storey’s exemplary leadership and innovative strategies that are revolutionizing Career and Technical Education in the Methow Valley School District. His dedication to creating continuity in program offerings, fostering community partnerships, and incorporating sustainability principles exemplifies his visionary approach.

The award recognizes Dr. Storey’s exceptional ability to envision a future where students are equipped with the necessary skills and opportunities to thrive in their chosen careers. Through his relentless efforts, Dr. Storey is paving the way for a brighter future for the youth of Methow Valley.

Please join us as we congratulate Dr. Grant Storey, 2023 CCW Regional Visionary Award Recipient!

MVSD Receives Clean Financial, Federal, and Accountability Audit

Methow Valley mountain view with yellow arrowleaf balsamroot blooming in the foreground.The Methow Valley School District was recently notified by the Washington State Auditor’s Office that it has received a clean financial, federal, and accountability audit for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years.

When asked about the results, MVSD Board Chair, Dana Stromberger stated, “Speaking on behalf of the MVSD Board of Directors, we couldn’t be more pleased by the results. Consistent with what we’ve come to expect of our school district, it’s a clear reflection of the District’s stewardship of state, federal, and local funding, compliance with state and federal laws, and the policies and procedures that govern school districts.”

MVSD Vice Chair, Frank Kline chimed in stating, “In spite of the complexity associated with public school funding, I’m not surprised. We have established an exceptional business and operations team. Led by Business Manager, Sherry Sloan, we strategically invest in what we value, our students. We plan the work and work the plan, building, high quality, educational programming, enriching extracurricular activities, and services, all at no cost to students and families.” He also noted, “The results of our audit not only validate our practices, but they have an impact on our financial ratings. Our positive rates enable the district to secure the lowest (bond) rates possible, resulting in lower school-related tax rates.”

Please join us as we acknowledge MVSD Business Manager, Sherry Sloan, Assistant Business Manager, Chris Eckstrom, and Executive Secretary, Jessica McCarthy.

2023 MVSD Graduation Week Information

LB Mountain Lion Mascot LogoGreetings Class of 2023 and MVSD Families,

The 2023 Methow Valley Graduation and Commencement Ceremony is only a week away! Starting at 6 p.m. on June 9, at the Liberty Bell stadium, we will be celebrating the accomplishments of the Class of 2023. All family, friends, and community members are invited to attend the Graduation and Commencement Ceremony

One notable adjustment from our last update is that graduates will be able to reserve up to 10 seats for family members. Additionally, family and friends are invited to attend the MVSD Awards Assembly and Scholarship Ceremony at Liberty Bell. See the agenda below for details.

Following a longstanding tradition, siblings of graduates will be invited to serve as flower bearers at the beginning of the ceremony. Graduates with no siblings are welcome to appoint one special person in their life to serve in this role. Similar to last year, there will be no sibling rehearsal. They will be prompted to line the center aisle prior to graduates entering.

Please see the draft 2023 Graduation Week Agenda for additional events and details, including our all-school awards assembly and scholarship ceremony.

Please submit all questions to Liberty Bell Principal Crosby Carpenter or ILC Principal Sara Mounsey.

Congratulations Class of 2023!

Crosby Carpenter
Principal, Liberty Bell High School



June 5th – June 9th

All School Awards Assembly @ LBHS (8:30 – 9:45 a.m.)

Senior Checkout @ Liberty Bell & ILC (10 AM – 1 p.m.)

No Events

Baccalaureate (6 p.m.)

Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal (9 – 11 a.m.)
(*graduates will be assigned 10 seats each via lottery)

MVE Graduate Walk

Group Photo (w/caps & gowns)

Senior Slideshow @ LBHS library (graduates only)

Scholarship Ceremony & Social @ LBHS Library (1 – 2:30 p.m.)

Parade Prep & Staging @ Hank’s Parking Lot (3:30 – 4 p.m.)

Parade Leaves Hank’s (4 p.m.)

Parade Arrives in Winthrop (approx 4:30 p.m.)

Ceremony Staging + Family Member Arrival (gates open @ 5:15 p.m.)

Outdoor Commencement Ceremony (LBHS, 6 p.m.)

MVSD Selects Bob Cordes to Serve as ILC Advisor

The MVSD is pleased to announce that Bob Cordes has been selected to serve as the Independent Learning Center’s (ILC) new advisor. Bob will be replacing Jeremiah Wicken who will be relocating to the Spokane area with his family.

Bob Cordes headshotBob Cordes was born and raised in southern California. After graduating high school, he spent a gap year in Israel and then attended UCLA where he earned a BA in Political Science and, more importantly, met his wife Hannah. They lived in southern California before moving to Seattle. Bob then earned an MBA from the University of Washington. He spent several years working in management at various software companies and recruiting firms while he and Hannah raised their two sons, Sam and Isaac. In 2013 they moved to the Methow Valley where Isaac graduated from LBHS. Bob and Hannah own and operate the Aspen Grove kitchen store in Winthrop.

Bob initially volunteered at LBHS as a math tutor before he began substitute teaching in 2018. Over the past year, he primarily served as a substitute at the Independent Learning Center. When asked about his interest in working at ILC, he said, “I was just instantly impressed with the students, the faculty and the entire Big Picture Learning approach at the ILC.” He is excited to join the ILC as an Advisor as well as teach business and entrepreneurship.

When not working, Bob enjoys flying, hiking, camping and reading. He has also served as a volunteer firefighter for Okanogan County Fire District 6 since 2015.

Please join us as we welcome Bob Cordes, ILC advisor!

MVSD Appoints Leanna Jensen to Serve as the District’s Transportation Manager

Leanna Jensen headshotThe MVSD is pleased to announce that Leanna Jensen has been selected to serve as the District’s new Transportation Manager.

Currently serving as the Secretary to the Director of Operations and Capital Projects, Leanna will be assuming a lead role and responsibilities associated with the daily management and operations of the Transportation Department, duties previously held by the retiring Director of Operations and Capital Projects, Bud Hover.

As the Transportation Manager, Leanna will manage all facets of the Transportation Department. When contemplating the qualities associated with the newly established Transportation Manager, one driver stated, “The choice is clear. Leanna knows our students, their families, our drivers, the routes, the daily routines… She knows the geographic attendance area we serve like the back of her hand. And, she’s familiar with our weather. Those are just a few of the qualities that come to mind that describe Leanna. She is well-prepared and deserving of the position.”

When we asked about her new position, Leanna stated, “I look forward to supporting a highly skilled and dedicated team of professional drivers who are responsible for safely transporting our students. Daily trips from home to school and back, field trips, athletic events, adverse weather… It’s a dynamic, ever-changing setting. I enjoy the challenge.”

Born and raised in the Methow Valley, Leanna and her family enjoy travelling, camping, river floats, and exploring all that the Methow Valley has to offer.

Please join us as we congratulate Leanna Jensen, MVSD’s new Transportation Manager!