Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony Photos

MVSD graduates throwing their caps in the air after the ceremony.

2022 graduation ceremony photos are now available in Google Photos.

You’re welcome to download and share as you wish. A big thanks to Class of 2021 alumni Lena Nelson for all the fantastic shots! Congratulations Class of 2022!

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The MVSD Selects Mark Crum to Serve as the New MVSD Network Services Manager

Mark Crum and FamilyThe MVSD is pleased to announce the selection of Mark Crum to serve as the District’s new Network Services Manager. After nearly three decades of exceptional service in support of the MVSD’s instructional technology, information systems, and network, Paul Brown will be retiring on June 30th.

When asked about Paul’s decision to retire at the end of this year, a member of the MVSD Tech Team stated, “Undoubtedly, Paul will be leaving behind some pretty big shoes to fill… Fortunately, we believe we’ve found a person capable of doing so in Mark Crum.”

Mark Crum was born and raised in Kirkland, Washington, graduating from Juanita High School in 1994. Attending Shoreline Community College, and Western Governors University, Mark has over 20 years in the tech industry with experience in cyber security, networking, server environments and software development.

Mark and his wife Sara (Almquist) moved back to Sara’s childhood home in 2006 with their daughter Macey and son Arlen who was born shortly after the move. The Methow community was a big reason for their move. Mark has been a volunteer firefighter for Okanogan County Fire District 6 for over 10 years and has been coaching youth soccer for 7.

When he’s not working, Mark enjoys spending time outdoors, camping, coaching and time with his family.

Please join us as we thank Paul Brown and welcome Mark Crum!

MVSD Summer Hours of Operation

Dear Methow Valley Students, Parents, and Community Members,

As the Superintendent of the Methow Valley School District, speaking on behalf of the board of directors, administrative team, and staff, we can’t thank you enough…

Sparkling blue-green water of Sunrise Lake, elevation 7300 ft, with a tree in the foreground.Resilient, resourceful, creative, empathetic, graceful, humble… Commonly associated with those who call the Methow Valley home, these are just a few of the many positive attributes you have displayed over the course of the last two years. Thank you for helping us ensure all youth feel valued, dignified, and known.

We hope you enjoy a wonderful summer break and look forward to seeing you in fall.

Sincerely,

Tom Venable
Superintendent, Methow Valley School District
 


MVSD Summer Hours of Operation

MVSD District Office
The MVSD District Office will remain open to the public throughout the summer. Beginning the week of June 13th, the district office will be open to the public Tuesday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The district office will resume regular (M-F) hours of operation beginning Wednesday, August 17th.

Liberty Bell Jr./Sr. HS Office and Independent Learning Center
The LBHS Office will close for the summer beginning Monday, June 20th. The LBHS Office and ILC will reopen to the public on Wednesday, August 17th. Detailed information regarding dates and times involving student orientation, registration, and scheduling changes will be sent to enrolled students and their parents.

Methow Valley Elementary Office
The MVE Office will close for summer beginning Monday, June 20th. The MVE Office will reopen to the public on Wednesday, August 17th.

MVSD Transportation Department
The MVSD Transportation Department will close to the public on Monday, June 20th. The MVSD Transportation Department will reopen to the public on Wednesday, August 17th.

Have a great Summer Break!

MVSD Selects Liam Daily to Serve as LBHS’s New Math and Elective Teacher

Liam DailyThe MVSD is pleased to announce the selection of LBHS alumni, Liam Daily to serve as LBHS’s new math and elective teacher. Liam will be teaching high school statistics, Jr. high school math, Jr. high school sports journalism, and Jr. high school outdoor recreation, and senior seminar.

Liam Daily was born and raised in Winthrop, Washington, graduating from Liberty Bell High School. Afterwards, Liam went on to receive a Bachelor degree in Chemistry from Harvard University and a subsequent Master’s degree in Teaching from Western Governors University. Upon graduating, Liam returned to the Methow Valley to substitute teach and coach.

The Methow community has always been a part of Liam’s life, and he is excited to return to his alma mater. Liam believes that understanding mathematics opens up a world of possibility for creativity and exploration, and looks forward to providing students with the opportunity to problem-solve and overcome obstacles.

When we asked a veteran teacher about Liam becoming a LBHS staff member, the teacher stated, “I cannot imagine a higher form of flattery than to see our graduates return to the Valley and engage in meaningful work.”

When he’s not teaching or coaching, Liam enjoys hiking, running, and generally spending time outside. In the colder months, Liam is a die-hard basketball fan, and can be found either watching high school games or playing pick-up basketball.

Please join us as we congratulate Liam Daily!

MVSD Selects Eva Aneshansley to Serve as LBHS Music Teacher

Eva AneshansleyThe MVSD is pleased to announce the selection of Eva Aneshansley as LBHS’s new music teacher. Eva will be replacing LBHS’s current music teacher, David Mills. David will be returning to his hometown where he will assume the Aberdeen Middle School music teaching position.

Originally from Chelan, Washington, Eva Aneshansley recently graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with two Bachelor degrees in Music Education and Environmental Studies. After graduating, she completed an apprenticeship on an organic farm in Maine before moving to the beautiful Methow Valley.

While she is relatively new to the area, she is already passionate about the community here and is both honored and excited to collaborate with students and community members as the JH and HS music teacher. Eva believes that music has the power to create a space for collective healing, and that students should be at the forefront of that process. She cannot wait to begin building this space in such a resilient and creative community.

In her free time, you can find Eva in her garden or the mountains immersing herself in different mediums of creative self-expression.

Please join us as we welcome Eva Aneshansley, LBHS’s new music teacher!

Sabrina Freedman to Join 5th Grade Teaching Team at Methow Valley Elementary

Sabrina FreedmanIn response to growing enrollment, and in recognition of the value of keeping class sizes low, Methow Valley Elementary will add a third 5th grade classroom next year. And the district has selected Sabrina Freedman, currently a 5th grade teacher in the Pateros School District, to teach alongside Kelly Wiest and Brooke DeVlieg.

Sabrina started her teaching career in outdoor science education while completing her graduate degree at the University of Idaho. She continued to work in outdoor classrooms around the Pacific Northwest before moving to Twisp in 2015.

Sabrina was the lead teacher for two years at the Methow Valley Community School and then moved to the Pateros School District where she has worked for the last 5 years. While there, she taught fifth grade and health. In her new position as 5th grade teacher at Methow Valley Elementary, Sabrina is excited to help students foster a love of learning.

Outside the classroom, Sabrina is always thrilled to spend time with her husband and toddler. She likes to explore other passions like making ceramics, subalpine adventures and listening to lots of podcasts.

Please join us in welcoming Sabrina!