MVSD Classified Staff Appreciation Week

Dear Methow Valley Students, Parents, and Community Members,

Jill and Debbie - LBHS Office StaffBeginning Monday, March 13th and continuing throughout the remainder of next week, the Methow Valley School District Board of Directors, administrative team, and staff will be recognizing the exceptional work of our classified staff in support of our students, staff, parents, and community.

It goes without saying, they are the backbone of the school district…

It begins bright and early, each and every day, with our bus drivers, who despite adverse weather conditions, safely transport our students to and from school, covering the largest geographic attendance area in the state.

Whether it be students, parents, volunteers, or staff members, their arrival to school is followed by a warm, welcoming greeting provided by a talented team of secretaries who provide the broadest range of services possible (unimaginable), with a smile.

As the school day unfolds, our students receive exceptional teaching and learning opportunities, thanks in part to a highly skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced team of para-educators who skillfully facilitate instructional support, childcare, after-school clubs and activities, career and college counseling services, and library/media services.

Sometimes, there is a pause in the action. Services are disrupted due to a bump or bruise, illness, vision and hearing screens, or otherwise… only to be made better by our competent, caring school nursing staff.

And, of course, it’s hard to be a learner if you’re hungry. Fortunately, our Head Cook, Laura Wottlin, and her crackerjack food services team, work tirelessly to ensure our students and staff remain well-nourished and fueled throughout the day.

At the end of the day, we all know that learning is a messy endeavor. In fact, a former kindergarten teacher once said to me, “Teaching kindergarten is like throwing a birthday party for 18 five-year olds, all day. Lots of glitter. Lots of glue.” You get the picture… Fortunately, our hardworking custodial-maintenance staff are there to pick up the pieces, cleaning and disinfecting classrooms, maintaining our facilities, and tending to the grounds.

Please join us as we thank our bus drivers, secretaries, para-educators, custodial-maintenance staff, food services team, and school nursing staff during Classified Appreciation Week (March 13-17), in recognition of their exceptional service!

With gratitude,
Tom Venable
Superintendent, Methow Valley School District

MVES Spring Picture Day is March 28th!

MVES Spring Picture Day Flyer 2023

Spring Picture Day 2023 Info

  • Personality Portraits and Class photos are available this Spring.
  • Only students with orders will be photographed on Spring Picture Day.
  • Please place your order by 3 PM Monday, March 27th.
  • QUESTIONS? Visit Parsons Photography
  • Can’t order online or have other questions? We are happy to help! 1-800-846-8469

Order Spring Pictures Now →

MVSD Child Find

MVSD Child Find Program

If you suspect any child or youth from birth to 21 years of age who has, or may have, a developmental disability, please contact the Methow School District at (509) 996-9205.

Children and youth, whether or not they are enrolled in the school district may be referred for screening and a possible evaluation to determine if they are eligible for special education services.

If your family is living in a temporary situation, you may contact the district where you are currently staying for a screening.

MVSD Child Find Flyer
(English/Spanish) →

Winter Sports Coaches and Athletes Earn Accolades

LBHS Basketball player, with his back to the camera, being congratulated by several people including the cheer squad.It was an excellent season for our Winter Sports programs, with four of our wrestlers advancing to the Mat Classic and both of our basketball teams advancing to the District Crossover game, falling short of a trip to State by a single win.

A number of our athletes earned individual recognition for their outstanding efforts. Those who earned “All League” recognition are listed below.

We’d also like to honor Head Girls Basketball Coach Korrie Bourn and Head Boys Basketball Coach Ryan Surface, both were recognized by their peers as “Central Washington 2B League Coach of Year.” Likewise, Paul Schmekel was named “Okanogan Highland League Wrestling Coach of the Year” for his outstanding work with our middle school grapplers.

Congratulations to all of our honorees!

1st Team All-League – Cassidy Jones-Mowen

2nd Team All-League – Yolo Paz
2nd Team All-League – Damien Spears
2nd Team All-League – Lukus Vera Mendoza
Honorable Mention – Andy Garcia

2nd Team All League – Ruby McCarthy
Honorable Mention – Helaina Remsberg

1st Team All League – Kyler Mitchell
2nd Team All League – Remington Paz
Honorable Mention – Riley Lidey

Central Washington 2B Girls Basketball Coach of the Year – Korrie Bourn
Central Washington 2B Boys Basketball Co-Coach of the Year – Ryan Surface
(also honored: Jeremy Crollard, Lake Roosevelt)
Okanogan Highland League Wrestling Coach of the Year – Paul Schmekel

Kinder Round Up is Here!

Mark your calendars for Kinder Round Up on Wednesday, March 22, 2 – 4 PM at Methow Valley Elementary.

You’ll have the chance to visit all three of our Kindergarten classrooms, and get your initial questions about Kindergarten answered. You should expect to spend about 30 minutes at Kindergarten Round Up.

Please click to RSVP so we know how many families will be attending.

It’s best to complete your Kindergarten Registration Forms ahead of time and turn them in at Round Up. If you need printed copies of the registration paperwork, please contact MVE Secretary Georgia Darwood at (509) 996.2186.

For more information about Kindergarten, please visit our Kindergarten Round Up & Registration page.

LBHS Student, Liam Kiefer Advances to Regional Finals of National Spelling Bee

National Spelling Bee LogoWe are pleased to announce that LBHS Student, Liam Kiefer is one of 25 spellers representing Washington, Oregon, and California who has advanced to the regional finals of the 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The winner of the regional finals will go on to compete in the 95th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee finals in Washington, D.C. May 30 – June 1, 2023.


Spring Break: Monday, April 3rd - Friday, April 7th - All MVSD schools and the district office will be closed to the public.